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>got ran out of
This is incorrect English, isn't it?
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thats a yikes from me
Are you prescribing your opinion on us anon?
no i'm just saying yikes chill out buddy
I'm midwestern and we say it the same way here.
>the cheese got ate by a mouse
>the beer was drank by my friend
that's retard speak

What does /lit/ think of J.M. Coetzee? Is he the greatest English-language author alive?

Explain in thirty words or less exactly why this series of books is bad.
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Damn. Liberalism really is a necessary evil.
It's so mundane. It's just typical British boarding school nonsense with a thin layer of 'magic.' So instead of bullies giving you a wedgie by hand, they cast a spell that wedgies you. Wow, so wonderful, bravo Rowling
We didn't know she was so based
I stopped reading this response after the word ‘she’.
It isn't. It's effective at what it does.
The worldbuilding is shallow, but it captures real-world patterns to be casually believable and captivating.

Give me a good Bible verse, /lit/. I need one
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Matthew 18:6

If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.
Proverbs 15:16
> Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.
Romans 2:25-29
> 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if thou keep the law: but if thou be a breaker of the law, thy circumcision is made uncircumcision.

> 26 Therefore if the uncircumcision keep the righteousness of the law, shall not his uncircumcision be counted for circumcision?

> 27 And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?

> 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

> 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Deuteronomy 10:16
> 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

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Love this chapter and the proceeding. Some context: God uses the foulest human language to describe how sorrowful he is of his peoples' disobedience - Ezekiel is trying to show that God does not like Israel's chronic stray from the Lord but more he hates having to punish them. Thats why we needed the Messiah

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What will I think about it?
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>burns it
Is Kafka's Metamorphosis actually an allegory about shapeshifting jews?
if you're reading it in English, then get the one by Golding
>"The most beautiful book in the English language" - Ezra Pound
His Orpheus story was trash compared to Virgils

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Does anybody here actually engage in philosophy or do we only learn it to understand the memes?
socrates was a chad
The chad Socrates and virgin Meletus

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What are some overlooked masterpieces of literature?
Last thread:
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Yeah, so is At Freddie's, but her stories are fantastic. If you haven't yet check out her bios of her uncles, the Knox brothers.
Hard book. Read a biography of Marx once that put me in mind of it; also you could just read The Netherworld. Gissing's a strange, uncomfortable writer, a very dark Dickens.

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Is Santa Claus ethical?
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Yes, but for mine, not theirs
Your children's children?
are ethics relevant?
Getting material rewards for good behavior is fine as a moral condition. The value would depend on how the parents define good behavior.
if a child becomes an atheist because Santa Claus isn't real then they are too low IQ to make any religious decisions one way or the other

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I wish I had followed my passion when I was younger to pursue a career in the humanities, either literature or philosophy.
Now I am stuck in a narrow career path I am not passionate about too deep to go back.
I feel like I am so many years behind in the topics I actually care about because I spent way too much time studying shit I don't really find fulfilling.

Any of you science anons feel the same way?
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I have a PhD in Comparative Literature and live in a shitty, 30-square meter apartment. I eat rice and beans daily and a vegetable if I'm lucky. I make money by teaching French to dumb kids for pennies and can't find work at academia. I still see stuff for publication, but it is basically meaningless. I literally can't afford cigarettes so I quit smoking. Was it worth it? Maybe.
Sell your computer/phone, stop using WiFi. The greats of old didn't need that. Go to the public library if you need a computer or connection.
You don't need a career to learn humanities. And it's not like in the past where humanities were seen as respectable fields and it's academics as intellectuals, they are now seen as charlatans and pseuds so you don't even get status if you do study it in university.
I always wonder how people used to just do things while being poor. Joyce went from being part time homeless living in the Martello tower to moving to Trieste with Nora.
>What was the turning point for you?
Actually starting surgery residency and figuring out it wasn't for me. I graduated in 2018 and started my residency in 2019. I was very unhappy at the time. Granted, it was a sum of multiple factors: I moved to another city, away from my family and friends, surgery residency is tough as fuck (I was pulling ~100hours/week on average) in a hospital with no subspecialty residency, so I was stuck in thoracic surgery for my time there (only stayed for a month before giving up), which I already hated beforehand. I remember coming home from the hospital and crying pretty much every day, and wondered how satisfied I'd be with my choice 20, 30 years down the line (surgeons, especially urologists, are statistically among the physicians with the least work satisfaction). So I reconsidered my options. I know I love medicine and dealing with patients, so I wasn't completely wrong in my choice. I have several relatives working with psychiatry and psychology, and have always found it interesting - plus, as you know, it synergizes well with interests in philosophy, history etc . I ended up reapplying for residency in psychiatry the same year. Now I'm currently undergoing psychiatry residency, 5 months in. It's exhausting, to be sure, but I'm actually happy.
That all said, don't do what I did: every turn I could I opted for rotations in surgery (or urology) related fields and overlooked pretty much the rest of all medical fields, so I blinded myself to other options and only bothered looking once I was terribly unhappy. Try everything out that you possibly can during your rotations, specially in the last years.

>I am a bit scared daily practice of psych will be dissapointing
Only one way of knowing, though.
>I won't have the oportunity to lean into the fields I mentioned before.
You will, and Psychiatry has this huge bonus: when you read any good book you become a better psychiatrist. You won't become a better surgeon after reading Tolstoi.

Out of curiosity, what country are you in? Psychiatry practice varies a bit according to region. As I understand it, for instance, Psychoanalysis is much stronger in Europe and South america than in North America (where other lines of psychotherapy prevail, along with more focus on pharmacotherapy, imo).

Help anons write. Post pitches for short stories or even novels.
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Confederate soldiers save a heavily pregnant Anne Frank from the Nazis
Because ideas are cheap and yours probably suck.
Made for BCC.
Those that I would give away surely do.
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I've got one in the back of my mind that I'll never get off the ground, a kid detective and her street-urchin sidekick walk in on her latest client's parents fucking and do double-time solving the asinine original Nancy Drew mystery with the more personal 'did I just witness an attempted murder and why were they naked' mystery using kid's logic.

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What's /lit/s problem with female writers?
This place is so pathetic, I cant believe Tao shouted you idiots out .
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>Imagine being ignorant of the one actual author this board has produced
Who's that?
Because the most popular female writers are Rand, Rowling, Lee, and the Brontes. All of which bored us to tears in high school. I'm sure there are good female writers, I just haven't been able to read one just yet.
I have no problem with female writers but female writers never write anything interesting nor seem to have interesting thoughts.
lit went through a period where it was intensely fascinated with the Tao Te Ching. i cant find the post anymore, but one anon meticulously went through it, analyzing its passages, and found a section that quite clearly gave lit a shoutout
>denies biology with a seething passion
Tranny hands made this post

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How do I self-study the classics without turning into a pseud?
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> Find a bullshit job
> Disappear for years
> Spend entire time reading
>he's an engineer
What a pleasant surprise
Maybe I made the right choice after all
Noice. I've been trying to become more aware of jobs that have the potential for a lot of downtime. I know i'm forgetting some, but so far I have night security guard, hotel receptionist l, library clerk, government office worker, and sysadmin.
Auto-didacticism is the patrician way. If you're high IQ, Chad, alpha, elite, genetically superior, supreme gentleman, etc, this is the way for you.

Paying like a cuck to sit for a few hours a week to listen to some pseud """teach""" you shit to get a piece of paper that says you """know""" some bullshit is the pseud way. If you're a midwit to low IQ, incel, beta, peasant, genetically inferior, normcattle, reddit, etc, this is the way for you.

>"B-but muh piece of paper! This means I know shit and you don't!"
Unholy cringe.

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>Russia bad

What was the point of this liberal bullcrap?

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Could they be read in non-chronological order?
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Yes, they could also all be skipped altogether.
>roger moore on every cover
Dangerously based.
>Samurai Roger Moore
stand aside mishima...
chronological order is better. he changes over time. he's a shell of a man by the end.

Get in loser we're making the Mediterranean great again
Do internet memes have a secret club where they all hang out or something?
Hummus Bros


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