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Why does /lit/ like this guy again?

>I chug a bottle green of sweet Heiney –
>So bitter-sweet, like piss from a dog's scrote.
>Now transporting the bottle from my lips,
>I take a puff, and cough beer down my coat.
>I squeeze, I squeeze, and wretched runny plops
>Cascading from my ass run down the bowl;
>That foulful stench, enough to knock you out,
>Assaults my nostrils, ravages my soul.
>The hooker in the next room gags and flees;
>Just oily shits and the tough life for me.
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t. hasn't read the book in OP
because he is the opposite of literally me and I hate myself.
I really dislike bukowski the poet but I really like bukowski the writer desu
Doesn't sound like Bukowski to me. Sounds like you. If it's CB it's him parodying other things.
Bukowski is a hack

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Is this worth a read as literature or is it just porn (or is it both)?
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>Your gf will also be a whore lol.
so you're admitting your daughter will be a whore? lmao peak cuck *insert Merry meme *
In olden times you'd find more diversity among prostitutes, as women of a great many types were forced into it by necessity. Now it's lazy cooked out bimbos---many were in the past, too, (if you substitute gin or opium or whatever for coke depending on the era) but they weren't so specifically of a type.
they're just like everyone else. Some are boring, some are interesting.
oh look her big and thick her teats are, she wins the contest. Healthy healthy.
I rise at eleven, I dine about two,
I get drunk before seven; and the next thing I do:
I send for my whore, when for fear of the clap
I spend in her hand and I spew in her lap.

Then we quarrel and scold, 'till I fall fast asleep
when the bitch, growing bold, to my pocket does creep!

Then slyly she leaves me, and, to revenge the affront
at once she bereaves me of money and cunt.

If by chance then I wake, hot-headed and drunk,
what a coil do I make for the loss of my punk:
I storm and I roar, and I fall in a rage
and missing my whore, I bugger my page.

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My BPD art hoe step sister recently went in to the psych ward for a very half hearted (pills) suicide attempt. Upon release, it became her entire personality. She wears drab colors, dresses in vintage styles, and carries around a beat up paperback of the Bell Jar prominently at all times. She is attempting to write confessional poetry now and it's very cringe.

She is very impressionable. Is there a poet or writer (will have to female, she refuses to read men) that will bring back her zest for life?
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>>999/1000 there's fuck all wrong with your sister that has't been caused by malpractice on the part of the therapist, and reinforced at home.
ed. not to mention that warehouse of drugs she's taking sippies out of.
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>Antidote to Plath

>and we have modern cloistered coxcombs who
>retire to think - ’cause they have nought to do.

Whilst the misguided follower climbs with pain
mountains of whimseys, heaped in his own brain;
stumbling from thought to thought, (he) falls headlong down
into doubt’s boundless sea where, like to drown...

Pride drew him in, as cheats their baubles catch,
and made him venture to be made a wretch (i.e. to popularity).

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Well I don't know how helpful it is to mention this but their behavior ticks the boxes of autism as per the original criteria; rigid inflexibility in simplistic thinking, strained social interaction, etc.

>similar vibes as my sister from her as well
monkey see monkey do

My advise is to move out ASAP and shake off these influences in your life telling you that you're the one with some kind of mental problem. Probably you're just slightly higher IQ.
>I am very very very glad you don't work in counseling any more.
disagree. I cured you, the OP and another guy in a few sentences.

BUT SEE this is what Reich figured out in 1920 and look what happened to his work.
>this made a whimsical philosopher
>before the spacious world, his tub prefer,

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Okay, I'm not far into this book and I feel like I'm missing something.

The narrator just seems like a condescending arch-boomer who sermonizes about how his friends and son are stupid for not doing things his way because he's "objectively" right. He keeps droning on about the obstinacy of everyone else besides him, clearly not picking up on the irony.

Does this get better or is it just 400 pages of him being sanctimonious and calling everyone an NPC?
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>are ya winning son?
>no dad i'm reading christopher lasch's seminal work the culture of narcissism to discover the true nature of boomercore
Geez son why don't you ask out a girl instead? you know when I was your age I did cocain and banged countless men and women, lucky I didn't I get aids, the homosexuals were dying left and right back then I tell you what.
His son rode behind him on the motorcycle and was literally having a mental breakdown. Then he wrote this book giving people the benefit of his "wisdom". On a side note, the son was later killed in a shooting on the streets of Berkeley.
what are some other boomercore books? rich dad poor dad comes to mind
my jaded sophmore year english teacher told me to read this book, found out next year he was working at olive garden on the side...couldn't take the rec seriously after that

bored at work. seller at a small independent bookshop in a small New England town. AMA?
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>I push Hegel hard
pushing hegel onto random newcomers is like pushing a toddler into the deep part of the pool
I'm just a grunt. My boss and our highest ranking staffer handle ordering (new and so called remaindered books), returns (of what doesn't sell), payroll, sales reports. So it's kind of mainly a two person operation with the rest of us handling customers and general upkeep of the shop. Everyone has a say in what we carry though, so there's more diversity (in topics, not authors; we have two separate Shakespeare sections and a decently sized philosophy section) than you'd expect for a store our size.

Yea, it's really fun.
Do you consider Canadians brothers or humans?
Canadians? Bros. French-Canadians? Subhuman.
Can i come work with you? we could talk about books and seinfeld, or we could not talk at all.

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POETRY THREAD: post your oc poetry
prompt of the thread is: "The Vegetarian Bear"
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Deadass fr on god make a whole book of this
Practice your handwriting
Thank you. As I understan dit, tis about the striving to redeem a speck of innocence from a hungry mouth of the mixed. Like two friends meet after a long time of absence, to stroll through the area of teenage years. To reminisce the past, which now shows itself in a different light. And the night sky is there, as it was before. Now more pronounced and noticeable.
wtf 2spooky..
Sight – a risky friend
When one is just born
Fright is first to tend
To the rookies door

When one leaves the sight
Basking in the absence
Of that precious light
Learning to remember:

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I battled the bear
Proved my vitality
My final reward is here
An official authentic ass CD
Smell the feet the scent of defeat
You fell into deceit on your knees to meat
Can't miss a beat same song on repeat
You had a promise to keep sunk long ago in the deep

Is pic related good for an entry level introduction to Orthodox Christianity?
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I thought the same thing kek
It’s not an intro to Orthodoxy, it’s an Orthodox critique of the Reformers.
Why would I be LARPing?
“Internet orthodox” are a plague. They’re people who like feeling as if they are correct, but go to no effort to obtain the sacraments.
Because you made this thread when priests are usually happy to to recommend books.

>recktal brown
>erectal brown
For me, it's more of a joke about homosexual intercourse than about the character being a literal asshole

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What are some must reads on climate change?
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I wouldn’t say it’s irrelevant, just not the most pressing issue. Climate change will be one final push of mass extinction but that’s being done without climate change at record speed anyway.
What is a hoax is carbon taxation and electric cars. You know, things they'll profit from. The fossil fuels may just run out in time, maybe, to save us. But then there's the rough transition into a low energy society.
Nature exists as is. The data can be interpreted by experts or fools like yourself.
>More 130/55c temps are normal
>No. No droughts will happen just cuz it's a little warmer
>Nobody dies of the warm weather
>The earth goes through these warming periods, brew, trus me

I wish people wouldn't confuse Leninism with communism. It's like saying Nazi Germany compared to Eden
vollmann carbon ideologies
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Who are some good modern exegetes of Hegel?
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Antonio Wolf
Fuck anyone else.
James Lindsay, possibly.
Robert Brandom, certainly.
Me faggot your preconceptions and morals are bullshit everything is just as it is with no psychological inference on it

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Anon, hop on my motorcycle now, we have to chase those normative statuses. Those inferential semantic practices aren't going to become explicit by themselves!

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I started reading Neuromancer a while back, and I'm not sure I really "get" it.

I liked some of Gibson's short stories, especially Burning Chrome and Johnny Mnemonic, so I thought Neuromancer would just be more of the same in a longer form, but it's actually been kinda boring and I've put it down and picked it back up a couple of times.

I feel like for most forms of niche media, there's always one or two exalted pieces that are guaranteed to be excellent - Blade Runner is this to cyberpunk movies, Akira and Bubblegum Crisis are this to cyberpunk anime, and so on - but I'm not sure if Neuromancer is this for cyberpunk literature, or if there even is such a thing for cyberpunk literature outside of a handful of short stories.

I could be wrong, I'm only roughly a third of the way through the book, so it could get really good all of the sudden and I might change my tune, but is this a normal first impression to have about Neuromancer?
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bump for interest
i recently finished neuromancer and thought it was good, now i picked up burning chrome and also thought it was good

i know burroughs isnt cyberpunk but im thinking i should read him next, everyone interesting keeps saying burroughs inspired them
>it's not as compelling when you're just reading about a giant sprawling dystopian city cause you can sometimes fail to see how the world being described is different from just the present and near future
This was not a problem in 1984.
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Clearly, that was my point in mentioning it.

I'm glad opinion has been roughly divided 50/50, I thought I was just a retard for not instantly getting it but it seems like everyone agrees it's not a light read but still excellent. I'll have to keep reading
Excellent post anon, touched on everything I like about it better than I ever could.

thinking of really trying to read more fiction and less non-fiction next year. was thinking of these three books to really dive into (I own two of them already)

Isaac Asimov - Foundations
Philip K Dick - Valis
Marcel Proust - In Search Of Lost Time

any issues with the ones I posted?
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>Why do you have to base your identity and aesthetic around offending others?
>he said on 4chan
This is 4channel though
up the horns and hailzZzZ fellow metalhead
imm a metaller myself

greetings from brazil mate haha and cheers
Here's Noriega justifying Creed's existence
You could have chosen any image for your OP but your genre brain smoothing made you do this to yourself, you total faggot.
>he bases his identity around 4chan

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The wording is very strange, and it's hard to follow for long periods of time. How do you read books like this? Do you just keep rereading sections or do you just go very slowly? I'm usually able to read books quite quickly but those are all stories, which are nothing like this.
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bruh stop this shit I already deleted my first post because I thought I double posted by accident this is literally pointless. Stop reposting my posts, it doesn’t accomplish anything.

This is by far the dumbest trend I’ve seen since I started using this website
You start Aristotle with Organon.
Organon is one of the hardest philosophy books.
Figure it out.
Oh god, I thought Metaphysics was bad. I was hoping for a bit of leeway with the next one
Metaphysics is harder but nicomachean ethics is just boring.
Thanks! I'll take a look at those.
I lol at that but I also welcome the advice. Thanks :^)
Hmm, I guess Aristotle is off the reading list for now haha.

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... when there's so much space between his eyes and mouth?
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lol, nah
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post the real one
>Why do you trust his philosophy
I don't. I don't even know who he is.
This is actually a good point. He has a classic horse face. Anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of physiognomy should know that Guenon cannot be trusted.

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