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What did the ancients have to say on the subject of not getting any pussy?
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>>18707548
thanks man very informative
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>>18708660
we literally told you the opinion of the greeks regarding this issue, you can now fuck off boi
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>>18708672
we?
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>>18705490
FPBP
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>>18708694
first post bussy post

Interested in german culture during the weimar republic, what books will give me a better understanding of it?
I heard that it was depraved, hedonistic and full of sexual exploitation, is that right or just a myth?

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Preferably a how to guide and some general tips for first time drivers. I just started learning and I'd like to get the hang of the basic mechanics of operating a car, safety tips, taking care of a vehicle, etc. I don't remember as much from watching vids so I think a good book would be much better. Thanks anons.
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>>18706387
>>18706448
>>18707272
>>18707309
>>18707532
Thanks everyone!
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Pnin has really fun insights on cars, well a chapter does and it's not going to help you drive. But Pnin is cool.
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>>18706158
>start engine
>hit gas
>go VROOM
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>>18706158
Driving a big single turbo Supra is like this...
>1000 rpm to 4000 rpm
>bus accelerates faster than you
>4001 rpm to 8500 rpm
>you are space-x
RRRRRrrr......ummmmm..... pssschhhtttttTTTTTT..... VROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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>>18706158
start with the greeks

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>bro... what if every social arrangement is like a religion bro

This book literally feels like a joke.
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>>18707314
I remember reading his book on getting girls called models or something when I was a teen. Uniroincally helped me out back then. Looking at his writing today though and its beyond unbearable.
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>>18707314
How can something feel "literally"?

Stupid fucking zoomer
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>>18707314
>what if I put FUCK in the title will that get peoples attention????? what if I did it twice????
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>>18707354
Stealing that pepe and ignoring your comment.
God it feels great to have a huge dick
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>>18708667
probably a twitch pepe but it gets the job done

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Is the vehicle of the central metaphor a door or a city?
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"Holy Sonnet XIV" (1633)

Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend
Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new.
I, like an usurp'd town to another due,
Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end;
Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captiv'd, and proves weak or untrue.
Yet dearly I love you, and would be lov'd fain,
But am betroth'd unto your enemy;
Divorce me, untie or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I,
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,

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Town, as in walled settlement. Not sure if the LGBQTPZBBQ have ruined all these feminine analogies (like John of the Cross's "bridegroom") of "God is to man what man is to woman" for us today or if they were always effeminate and gay desu. Lack the independent historical postion to assess.
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>>18707200
Would you say Camille Paglia is incorrect here?
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bump
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>>18707226
I'd say she's too left leaning

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>In order that labor might have a claim on titles of honor, it would be necessary above all, that Existence itself, to which labor after all is only a painful means, should have more dignity and value than it appears to have had, up to the present, to serious philosophies and religions. What else may we find in the labor-need of all the millions but the impulse to exist at any price, the same all-powerful impulse by which stunted plants stretch their roots through earthless rocks!
>Out of this awful struggle for existence only individuals can emerge, and they are at once occupied with the noble phantoms of artistic culture, lest they should arrive at practical pessimism, which Nature abhors as her exact opposite. In the modern world, which, compared with the Greek, usually produces only abnormalities and centaurs.... Out of this unnatural amalgamation has originated the dilemma, to excuse and to consecrate that first greed before this need for art. Therefore we believe in the “dignity of man” and the “dignity of labor.”
>The Greeks did not require such conceptual hallucinations, for among them the idea that labor is a disgrace is expressed with startling frankness; and another piece of wisdom, more hidden and less articulate, but everywhere alive, added that the human thing also was an ignominious and piteous nothing and the “dream of a shadow.” Labor is a disgrace, because existence has no value in itself; but even though this very existence in the alluring embellishment of artistic illusions shines forth and really seems to have a value in itself, yet that proposition is still valid that labor is a disgraced disgrace indeed by the fact that it is impossible for man, fighting for the continuance of bare existence, to become an artist. In modern times it is not the art-needing man but the slave who determines the general conceptions, the slave who according to his nature must give deceptive names to all conditions in order to be able to live. Such phantoms as the dignity of man, the dignity of labor, are the needy products of slavedom hiding itself from itself. Woeful time, in which the slave requires such conceptions, in which he is incited to think about and beyond himself! Cursed seducers, who have destroyed the slave’s state of innocence by the fruit of the tree of knowledge! Now the slave must vainly scrape through from one day to another with transparent lies recognizable to every one of deeper insight, such as the alleged “equal rights of all” or the so-called “fundamental rights of man,” of man as such, or the “dignity of labor”: Indeed he is not to understand at what stage and at what height dignity can first be mentioned namely, at the point, where the individual goes wholly beyond himself and no longer has to work and to produce in order to preserve his individual existence.
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>>18707167
>muh style
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>>18704762
The Greek State
The Worker
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>>18703564
Cringe
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God damn. What happened to the comfy Junger threads?
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“Those who commend work. - In the glorification of 'work', in the unwearied talk of the 'blessing of work', I see the same covert idea as in the praise of useful impersonal actions: that of fear of everything individual. Fundamentally, one now feels at the sight of work - one always means by work that hard industriousness from early till late - that such work is the best policeman, that it keeps everyone in bounds and can mightily hinder the development of reason, covetousness, desire for independence. For it uses up an extraordinary amount of nervous energy, which is thus denied to reflection, brooding, dreaming, worrying, loving, hating; it sets a small goal always in sight and guarantees easy and regular satisfactions. Thus a society in which there is continual hard work will have more security: and security is now worshipped as the supreme divinity. - And now! Horror! Precisely the 'worker' has become dangerous! The place is swarming with 'dangerous individuals'! And behind them the danger of dangers - the individual!”

I'm not sensitive, I'm not gay, I just need to read something intense to feel anything because I'm not sensitive at all
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>>18707289
start with the greeks
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>>18707289
>I'm not gay
Get gay with the greeks
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>>18707289
https://genius.com/David-foster-wallace-incarnations-of-burned-children-annotated
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>>18707289
nah bruh, you most certainly have the gay
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>>18707289
Being gay comes from mental illness
>t. was locked up as a child in a mental hospital and all the mental kids were gay

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Rawls? Nah, fuck that weak shit. Habermas's where it's at.
Why is his theory of communicative action so good?
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>>18708095
>That's communicative rationality at work!
That's how one knows you haven't read shit from Habermas!
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>>18708105
Just replying to a dumb comment with another dumb comment. If you want to discuss anything in particular I'm here. Hot take is required to get a discussion started. don't get precious about it.
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>>18706820
>>18706820
It's like reading a manual for intercourse
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>>18708623
So it teaches me how to not catch whatever disease most people seem to have? That seems interesting, going to put it on my kindle.
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Why is this thread still up? I already told you incels that Aristotle already solved politics thousands of years ago. All the authors after him are losers.

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Opinions?
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>>18706688
she cute
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>>18706688
haven't read it, but i picked up abigale a few weeks ago and plan on reading that soon.
just giving your thread a bump.
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>>18706688
I got my copy out of the free library box in my neighborhood. The Door is fucking based. Love that old lady and how she adopted their dog.

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Mom and I went to Barnes and Nobles, she bought me a journal and Mediations by Aurelius.

I saw a lot of Star Wars, lot of fantasy, lot of DND shit, lot of LEGO, toys, puzzles, board games, kids toys, Harry Potter, newest sjw fiction, newest sjw nonfic, and lot of pozzed stuff. The people were dressed kind of like bugmen neckbeards
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>>18703752
Make your own culture bro
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>>18703788
You know this is 100% bullshit because the women at the starbuckses would talk and you'd be labeled a predator in short order. (in 2021)
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>>18703788
>then I wake up and realize this was all a dream
>post it to /lit/
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>>18703758
damn... books for this feel?
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>>18703760
I went to one a few months ago just to use the bathroom and didn't browse or buy anything. I did the same at a different B&N a month or so before that. A couple months ago I tried to use the bathroom at a third B&N I'd been to before but it was closed. At this point, B&N to me is basically just a decent and regularly open public bathroom surrounded by Funko pops.

Thoughts on this book? I'm planning to buy it
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>>18706334
It's not especially well written. The main value is that it condenses most of the English-French Arthurian tradition into a single book. You'll know all the main beats of the story when you finish, which will improve your enjoyment of more modern Arthurian works.

Le Morte is pretty much broken down into:
1) Arthur's rise to kingship and personal adventures
2) Adventures of Arthur's knights
3) Tristram and Isoud
4) The Holy Grail
5) The downfall of Arthur's kingdom
Tristram and Isoud is by far the worst part. It drags on and on, is extremely repetitive, and doesn't even finish the story. Rather the tragic death of the lovers is summarized in a couple sentences near the end of the book. The rest is pretty enjoyable. Lots of weird shit that has never made it into any adaptation, like a zombie knight that stops Sir Gareth "Beaumains" and his bride from having sex before they get married.
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As the other anon said, it is not a well written book. In addition to repeating the same formulaic jousts over and over again, with most having no narrative significance, Malory also overuses the same stock phrases over and over again. Every time knights joust on horses, they "come together as thunder." Every time knights fight with swords, they "lash together as boars, tracing and traversing." These phrases are used literally dozens of times. There are individual stories within the book that are worth reading, such as the story of Sir Gareth and the quest for the Grail, but other stories, such as the story of Tristan and Iseult are drawn out needlessly with the jousting I mentioned above. The only major advantage this book has is that it compiles all the Arthurian stories in one volume. However, I would still just recommend reading other authors such as Chretien de Troyes instead, who write about individual stories instead.
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>>18706334
>french name
>book is in english
ehhhhh
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>>18707400
I liked it, especially once I got used to the odd syntax, but I must agree that the Tristram and Isolde sections are loathsomely boring – I barely finished them. The first third of volume 2 is deathly boring. It does pick up afterwards, and the Holy Grail section is a blast after Tristram fucking around and the downfall of Arthur is just amazing.
>Yet some men say in many parts of England that King Arthur is not dead, but had by the will of Our Lord Jesu into another place; and men say that he shall come again, and he shall win the holy cross. I will not say that it shall be so, but rather I will say, here in this world he changed his life. But many men say that there is written upon his tomb this verse: HIC IACET ARTHURUS, REX QUONDAM REXQUE FUTURUS.

>>18706334
In sum, I agree with >>18707400 1) I fun, and pretty good. 2) is all right (END OF VOLUME ONE). 3) horrid and long; you'd be better off reading Shakespeare's version of Tristram and Isoud, or any other version; Malory's is probably the worst extant version. 4) is good. 5) is great.
There are better poems of the individual sections—which he used as sources—but Malory's Morte d'Arthur comprises all of the important elements of the Matter of Britain in English.

>>18707670
I liked the use of stock phrases; for me it recalled something of epic poetry and the use of stock phrases therein. The individual stories—with the exception of Tristram's—are well told, and it is handy that they all appear sequentially in a single book.
>And then they put afore them their spears, and Sir Launcelot came so fiercely upon him that he smote him and his horse down to the earth, that he had nigh broken his neck. Then Sir Launcelot took the knight’s horse that was his own afore-hand, and descended from the horse he sat upon, and mounted upon his own horse, and tied the knight’s own horse to a tree, that he might find that horse when that he was arisen.

>>18707392
It's known for being the first English language compilation of all of the Arthurian tales. The quality of the tales varies, but personally I'd recommend it as long as you know what you're getting into.
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The Tristram section is overly long and repetitive, but it is worth it for the Palomides autism.

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>Why yes, I skip songs in Gravity Rainbow of course
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As long as you don't skip them in LotR we're cool
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*ahem*
Down the toilet, lookit me
What a silly thing ta do!
Hope nobody takes a pee,
Yippy dippy dippy doo...
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>>18708155
that cant be good for his neck, he needs to raise the monitorr
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>when they think it's based but actually it's cringe
sad!
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when songs are cringy, then it is based

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How does someone with no scientific training go about researching for a Sci-Fi book?
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A better example
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>>18708514
start with the greeks

I dont remember this ever being discussed in 10th grade, but is this implying the gayness of the narrator and Mr McKee?
> Where?’
>‘A n y w h e r e . ’
>‘Keep your hands off the lever,’ snapped the elevator
boy.
>‘I beg your pardon,’ said Mr. McKee with dignity, ‘I didn’t
know I was touching it.’
>‘All right,’ I agreed, ‘I’ll be glad to.’
>... I was standing beside his bed and he was sitting up
between the sheets, clad in his underwear, with a great portfolio in his hands.
>‘Beauty and the Beast ... Loneliness ... Old Grocery Horse ... Brook’n Bridge ....’
>Then I was lying half asleep in the cold lower level of the Pennsylvania Station, staring at the morning ‘Tribune’ and waiting for the four o’clock train.
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>>18708381
Old money vs new money
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>>18708381
>the great gabster
>taking anything away from it but the G's

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What are some books for understanding the Cuban situation?
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>>18706803
this is bait
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>>18706830
>???
>I glorify places I do not know nor understand while living in the comforts of a system I antagonize

>>18707050
>si Cuba es mala los gringos son los buenos
La vida no es una película, imbecil

>>18708229
It’s the sad state of affairs, you Starbucks-gurgling, cocksucking commie
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>>18707152
Cuba ha hecho lo mismo exportando su revolución de mierda. ¿Que tal si todos se dejan de hinchar las pelotas?
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>>18707026
based
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>>18706602
itt: sudacas prietos mamandole los huevos a los gringos




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