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The Academy edition
>τὸ πρότερον νῆμα·

>Μέγα τὸ Ἑλληνιστί/Ῥωμαϊστί·
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>Mέγα τὸ ANE
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>Babies still can't read Charles Dickens after 10 years of English
Iċ eom prættiġ sēcūrum iċ hæbbe cnāwen sum 10-ġēar-ealdas hwā cūþe, būtan gredentode hit is nāwiht commūnem.
In classicālem Ἀττικός þeir wolde bēo /kʰɔ̌ː.raː/ and /kʰo.rós/ respectīvlīċe.
What the fuck is this language? Sapphic Greek?
yes, it's a matter of history at the end of the day, Latin was far more important for the average westerner in the last 1500 years and so ceteris paribus less effort is needed to learn Latin due to so many cognates being in our heads today, especially native Romance speakers of course
a native Greek speaker is the exception because after all albeit Greek changed a lot too, there's an impressive continuity in lexicon so for them ceteris paribus I think it makes much more sense to start with ancient Greek
What book is it?
Þē dinguāticum iċ eom wrīting in? Hit is iūstum modernus Ænglisċ in maximāllīċe ἐτυμολογικālem ορθογραφία.

I really dislike Hesse, he's one of the few authors that make me want to stop reading his books.
There was that irritating period from the 50s to early 70s when
Was for some reason considered an interesting theme
It’s the reason why art sucks these days. Too much comfort.

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>The sick man is a parasite of society. In a certain state it is indecent to live longer. To go on vegetating in cowardly dependence on physicians and machinations, after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost, that ought to prompt a profound contempt in society. The physicians, in turn, would have to be the mediators of this contempt — not prescriptions, but every day a new dose of nausea with their patients. To create a new responsibility, that of the physician, for all cases in which the highest interest of life, of ascending life, demands the most inconsiderate pushing down and aside of degenerating life — for example, for the right of procreation, for the right to be born, for the right to live. To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death freely chosen, death at the right time, brightly and cheerfully accomplished amid children and witnesses: then a real farewell is still possible, as the one who is taking leave is still there; also a real estimate of what one has achieved and what one has wished, drawing the sum of one's life — all in opposition to the wretched and revolting comedy that Christianity has made of the hour of death.
Nigga change of mind at the end or something like that? He literally did the opposite of what he says here
yep it's all true, OP. now are you gonna livestream it or not.
Neetzsche is so hilariously cringe
Yeah I'm gonna say he's cringe and it's 10x worse because >>21809632
All you niggers are just coping because you know he is talking about you Untermensch NEETs. You are the parasites on society who despite possessing a reasonably healthy body, can't live a life of dignity without leeching off of society.

How can I become a successful billionaire author like J.K Rowling, writing children's books?








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Security bracelets.
She's a feminist who believes transgenderism is a sexual fetish (which it is) and men are using it as an excuse to enter private places like changing rooms (they are). She's aware of how transgender rape stories are buried/under reported in the media too.
why is mommy Rowling taking a selfie with a transwoman that's literally just out of dick removing surgery?
>Trans are the only minority that is still socially accepted to hate.

Nah that's manlet and dicklet
Those are not minorities lol

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Ernest Hemingway described Wyndham Lewis as having "The Eyes of an unsuccessful rapist". How do you think he would describe yours?
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Maybe I’m >>21809505
and people definitely notice them. Some say they’re beautiful. Others that they’re children of the corn eyes
Those are normal eyes anon. It’s unusual to have whites showing above or below the iris.
He is entirely correct in nearly everything he says.
The problem is not in Lewis, but in the state of literature itself. Humanity is just not that good of a species for writing literature. Maybe the angels and devils, if they existed, should write it for us instead.

>better, more successful artists
Stein? Hemingway? Sartre? Mondrian?
All worse than Lewis.
I agree his criticism of Pound is too musically insensitive, which also applies at some level to his criticism of Stein, so he did have faults.
He always looked like he was on the verge of tears or had just been done with them. His dirty coke bottle lenses magnified his eyes and he had the look of a sick calf.
Stein and Hemingway are way better than Lewis.


Certainly one of the more bewildering moments in cinematic history, thought one of our resident lotr nerds could confirm or deny its presende in the book.
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I can’t tell if you guys are being ironic or if you actually think the video is serious
Yeah it really reminds me of the people taking shots lol
A rather inappropriate, rude and premature thing to say given the circumstances. It seems Theoden has respect for the recently deceased and is only ever concerned with filling his tummy.
no respect.
No. The book version has more to it. It's:

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hecking say it

prev >>21795437
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The only thing that makes him retarded is trying to play it off as a joke. If it was so unimportant to him that he'd turn his back on it immediately once he faces onsequences, he should just say "I was stupid, I'm sorry, I'm guilty." Now he's lost the martyr angle and made a complete fool of himself.
The left and right essentially agree that fascism is a single coup away. The left's entire animating force is that of a possible fascist uprising that will never come because white people just want to grill
>At the Egyptian city of Naucratis, there was a famous old god, whose name was Theuth; the bird which is called the Ibis is sacred to him, and he was the inventor of many arts, such as arithmetic and calculation and geometry and astronomy and draughts and dice, but his great discovery was the use of letters. Now in those days the god Thamus was the king of the whole country of Egypt; and he dwelt in that great city of Upper Egypt which the Hellenes call Egyptian Thebes, and the god himself is called by them Ammon. To him came Theuth and showed his inventions, desiring that the other Egyptians might be allowed to have the benefit of them; he enumerated them, and Thamus enquired about their several uses, and praised some of them and censured others, as he approved or disapproved of them. It would take a long time to repeat all that Thamus said to Theuth in praise or blame of the various arts. But when they came to letters, This, said Theuth, will make the Egyptians wiser and give them better memories; it is a specific both for the memory and for the wit. Thamus replied: O most ingenious Theuth, the parent or inventor of an art is not always the best judge of the utility or inutility of his own inventions to the users of them. And in this instance, you who are the father of letters, from a paternal love of your own children have been led to attribute to them a quality which they cannot have; for this discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves. The specific which you have discovered is an aid not to memory, but to reminiscence, and you give your disciples not truth, but only the semblance of truth; they will be hearers of many things and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.

A janny thought the above was fan-fiction. Nobody reads!
I’ve been doing this childhood, what am I?
>lighting a cigarette near a gas station
you’re reckless. in your dream, anyway.

So what makes someone’s taste in literature good? Is it just liking the same books or writers as yourself? More niche books? A eclectic variety? If you had to describe your taste in literature, what would you say?
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By 25 I had read thousands of books. We didn't have cable TV, nor high-speed internet until I left home. Reading, or playing ADND or daggerfall, was what people did in those days. Indeed, precisely because I played games like daggerfall, lucasarts adventures, and fallout I sought a variety of books to enrich my experience. Reading classics helped me develop an imagination and led to my career as a scholar. Now, in my thirties, I've also published works that indicate I've read thousands of books. I'm not adding the hundreds of trivialiteratur sorts either.
I had read hundreds of classics and sci Fi fantasy by the end of high school. In fifth grade alone I read every published star wars book and several classics.
The point is I doubt either of them came close to 500+
I agree that you need to read hundreds and thousands of books to be a critic. I just don't think you need to be a good critic to be a good writer. Borges was a critic (as well as a writer of course) and he knew this; which is why he said that.
Good taste is the ability to generate perspective and thought that's pretty much it. Someone could read almost entirely dogshit but If it provides them with a unique and useful understanding of the world then they have good taste. A man who reads obscure humor novels and is able to tell really good jokes and form a good personality has good taste, someone who reads far and wide in high lit but can't do anything but regurgitate poor criticism has bad taste.

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There should be a website where you can find playlists to use as soundtracks while reading specific books
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If you're reading an even halfway decent book that's just not fucking possible. Even if not that, its still pretty much impossible. Trust me, I've tried.

As a story evolves the music must as well or else it becomes dissonant. And not only would you have to create a playlist that generally fits the overall atmosphere and themes of the story, but that would also have to evolve at the same pace as the scene changes and then fit said scene changes on top of that.

Not only an unbelievably daunting task, but downright impossible considering people have different reading speeds. You'd have to read a story many many times to create a Playlist that's relatively close to encapsulating the story itself. And even then, if you managed to achieve that, it would only likely work for you and a very small percentage of other people that would just so happen to share your reading speed.

Sounds like you might be interested in opera. Good luck. Even modern opera tends to stay quite traditional. It's already so fucking niche in modernity for being a complex and drawn out medium (a short attention span issue), that finding even modernized opera still discovers it as niche to a genre and stagnant overall in terms of musical evolution.

Life seems short but it's actually quite long. Learn to write music and literature. Create a modern opera. Die in obscurity and perhaps if humanity survives long enough scholars and contrarians down the road can uncover your works and bring them into praise. My main point here?

Don't do it to be known for it. Do it because you need it to be done. Because you want it so badly at a time where you just so happen to be the one who needs to create it. The true burden of the artist.
or play ambient music from video games which was designed to be non-intrusive
Not true. You're still creating an atmosphere. Even a "non-intrusive ambient" (whatever that is in your mind) track creates an atmosphere. That's what music does. And if the scene in a book becomes counter to the atmosphere being perpetuated by the ambient track it becomes dissonant and weakens immersion. Or if the scene does manage to embody the atmosphere of the music, but then changes, it completely jars immersion and can make either listening to the music or reading (really the dissonant combination of the two) more exhausting and distracting than if only doing one of them alone.
Reading should be done in silence. If you want music accompanied with novels there are radio dramas that are just audio books but with different voices for the characters and music. Pretty much a movie but without the visuals.
I just want to contribute by saying that reading The Road while listening to A# F# ∞ is actually incredible, and I'm usually >>21809911 this kind of anon.

It tolls for thee!

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Hemingway had the eyes of the successfully raped.
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He had seen a lot of stuff as a journalist and partisan. The atrocities in For Whom the Bell Tolls were based on his own experiences
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>he wants to write another "war is hell" book
How original
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>sign up for the military in early 20s
>now scared of fireworks and sudden movements
many such cases
Redditroons and so forth only "support" Ukraine insofar as they can do it from the comfort of their own basements. They cheer on the war because they don't even feel it in their wallets. The anti-Russian alliance enjoys such a degree of material and economic superiority that it can punch out Putin's sorry excuse of an army with barely more than cold-war leftovers and its regular peacetime defense budget. If the war actually impacted the quality of life in the west and led to real shortages, you'd have those same redditors angrily demanding peace talks.
Join the Army at 18
deploy to Afghanistan 5 times and stack bodies, experience combat.(you'll NEVER understand literature like I do pseud.)
engineering degree
3000 a month for PTSD in perpetuity

Probably feels really good actually. Have you ever won a fight or humiliated somebody who sucked? Almost everyone sucks in the middle east. And making their head pop must be orders of magnitude more fun and hilarious
I don't think so. They might blubber once the reality of war blows up in their face, but I think they'd genuinely fight to preserve their LGBTQ+ buttfucking alliance.

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Why are women so obsessed with the Handmaid's tale? And why did it take several decades to get to this point when society today is further removed from the scenario it describes than ever before?
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The story doesn't even begin to make a slight sliver of a fraction of an atom of sense. It's utter absurdity and the only thing that makes it make sense is that it was shat out by a computer or written by an alien who never spent a day on earth.
>why are people obsessed with the new thing on the TV?
It's like that "Black Future" fetish book that gets posted here sometimes, but for women.
Based Iran making mutt women seethe even though they have nothing to do with Iran
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That "new" thing on the TV is already six years old and it's not even the first adaptation of the book. But nobody cared about it back in the 90's.

Nietzsche is literally the most misunderstood author of all time.

"God is dead" has frequently been misconstrued as a declaration of atheism or an outright rejection of religious beliefs, when it was actually a critique of the diminishing role of traditional religious values in society, and an invitation to explore new perspectives on morality and human potential. The Übermensch is often mistakenly perceived as a promotion of a superior race or an endorsement of a master-slave mentality, when in reality, the Übermensch represents the aspiration to transcend the limitations of human nature and the constraints of conventional morality, paving the way for self-actualization and the realization of one's fullest potential. The Will to Power is frequently interpreted as a thirst for domination and control, even though Nietzsche's true intention was to emphasize the inherent drive within individuals to manifest their unique potential and become the best versions of themselves. It is not about exercising power over others, but rather about harnessing the power within oneself to overcome obstacles and achieve personal growth. Many mistakenly associate Nietzsche with nihilism, which he never championed and simply pointed out the great crisis of meaning caused by the decline of religious values. Instead, like I've already explained, he proposed that individuals could create their own values and meaning, overcoming the void left by the erosion of traditional beliefs. Nietzsche's concept of eternal recurrence is often misconstrued as a metaphysical claim, when it was simply a thought experiment meant to inspire individuals to lead lives of passion and authenticity, as if they were to live the same life over and over again.

How can so many people misunderstand this great man to such a comical extent?
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>Machismo Stoicism (individual) = Ubermensch = Good
>Machismo Stoicism (group) = Fascism = Bad
Nietzschefags don't want to confront this.
This, and I would only add one thing, that it’s a shame that Nietzche himself was not a homosexual, because his “philosophy” lends itself quite easily and readily to a most deranged kind of homosexuality.
>the 4 great errors
That's the part where he denies the existence of human will (not free will but he does that too). And then implies it's evil to judge and punish people and meanders something about innocencr. Very gay stuff
I know N wasn't very well-read in philosophy but does anyone wonder whether he would be considered mechanist?
What did he really mean by all this “doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” shit? Am I really becoming stronger by putting up with all this nonsense and cunts who have power over me right now? Because it really sucks.
It's just an aphorism. I think Carlyle, whom Nietzsche hated with a passion, said it better:
>Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.

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Freshly minted. Dropping this here one time for anybody interested. Thanks for the support.
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Been a lot of new /lit/ schizo writers lately. Going to start keeping a log.
Cream or white paper?
if amazon images are anything to go by, white
Well I hope it’s cream. I ordered a copy nonetheless.
Would you be so kind as to post some hints on whether or not it has trannies&Co when you finish?

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