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>he 'reads' plays
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>he larps as moth
They always cut so many lines in a production
literally me
It's not the actors' faults that the play has a bunch of shit lines.
He 'thinks' corporeal tangibility

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Go through this list to yourself and at the beginning of your post just put
>x/10 you understand
I want to see if understanding Greek and Latin is pertinent to being an intellectual as an English speaker.
I doubt most people understand more than 3-4/10
Also Greek and Latin literature thread.
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I know that short fat tiddied bitch anywhere. You still lurk here?
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i only understood 6/10 but now i understand the others

thanks, OP!
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No, you're thinking of oncology, probably. Ontology is the study of being.
Study of knowledge and how we acquire it
Study of being
Logical discourse
If a is b and b is c, a must be c. Idk how to put it into words.
The origins of a word
Something that comes before

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Henry James thread
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Wasn’t he in this
In The Cage is his best work.
"This is the time of my life," he mused, in a patient, sadly cordial, careful manner, which suggested to him that he had made a mistake, that he had been neglectful, in having, in consequence of his devotion, bestowed a secondary meaning upon a secondary thing, the sudden appearance, in connection with a previous serendipitous result, of something so unaccountable that to it alone was due the shadow of responsibility. But he himself may have sensed this, for he shrugged his shoulders and added, "I may be sure that we shall soon have two prizes—one by the way of my dessert, the other by your desert."
Grimly contemplating the cake which he had been told to bring, his surprise and amusement grew, when, as a matter of fact, a very handsome girl, scarcely out of her teens, rushed upon him, brought him a large volume, and told him that he had better open it.
"I am sure the title of the book may be enough to put to sea an infinite number of ships," he added; "we must expect that there will soon be so many sails, that, at the first exertion of the harpooneers, no one of them will be able to clear his hook. This presents an interesting puzzle. You are not ashamed to call it a book, Mr. Creighton?"
The pretty girl, who, doubtless, was a Christian, with an odious stain on her beautiful countenance, said nothing, but gazed continually at him, with her chin in her hand, as if observing some minor quality of colour.
"Were you, now, going to give him the book?" said Rufus Dawes. "I've got it, but don't you think I'll stop in my tracks if I find it in the pocket of this pretty girl?"
"D—n us all, Dorian!" cried the pretty girl. "Have a match for me, and then, if you do not, I'll never see the book again."
"Then I will," said Dawes. "She can, however, have it, for she has an enormous chance for a second success. I will have a most beautiful bed, a most glorious table—everything on the high side of grand—a most welcome couching. But let us face these girls one at a time. You will see who is the hare and the hare-woman, and what will happen to me."
The girls passed a few pages and went away. Dorian looked at the back of the writing-table, whereupon he was startled to see where he'd pushed his own initials, C.R.S., into the last page. Dorian was perfectly aware of how simple it was to forge handwriting, especially on a business letter; a certain class of parlour-maid was famous for getting on close to her customers, pretending they were writing to her brother-in-law or her own mother, in order to slip them behind her back when the instant he looked at the address there would be a small ding, a mark forgery, signifying the number of the stamp office.
Read the portrait of a lady about a month ago. It reaffirmed my hatred toward women. Why are they so retarded, bros? Women don't know what's good for them.

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Who is the best french writer ?
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So was LaForgue
Marguerite Duras
both of his parents were born in France. His father simply moved there because of his job.

David Foster Wallace
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Adam Sandler
Were bandanas popular in the 90s or what?
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It was mostly the 80s but it echoed for a while.
They're a perennial favorite among the balding.
Sex gifs

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Do not talk about my woman that way. She can use whichever technology she finds suitable for this literary pursuit. You two need to stop being so jealous of Butterfly's beauty and charm. :3
Cultivate your garden.
I had the revelation earlier today that Candide was more true to reality than any other fictional book.
Butterfly is my garden. :3
I said cultivate your garden, not contaminate it.

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>Millions of threads about Guenon
>Not a single one about Frithjof Schuon
This really talks about us as a society
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if they're not muslims then why the fuck is pedophilia so common in islam
because it's based

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The quarterly is out!

Winter 2020 edition has been received from the printers and is now available. Those who already ordered, yours shall be shipped out today.
USA: https://www.amazon.com/Lit-Quarterly-Winter-2020/dp/1773541811/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lit+quarterly&qid=1579286838&sr=8-1
Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/Lit-Quarterly-Winter-2020/dp/1773541811/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=lit+quarterly&qid=1579286865&sr=8-1
Outside Canada and US, please email litquarterly@gmail.com with mailing info.
Cost is $8CAD plus shipping.

Spring edition deadline is 31st January: accepting short fiction, poetry, and essays. Rules:
-original and not previously published
-no scifi, fantasy, romance genre
-serious, plausible, evocative, or satirical for content
-author must be open to feedback and editing

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Lots of good support, I will begin setting it up. It will be the Massachusetts Literature Review.

@the first responder, please email me and we can discuss pragmatics for the first publication. The email for this will be MassLitReview@gmail.com.

To those looking to submit, my primary goal for this publication is anonymous work from anons on lit, from the Mass. area or related to the Mass area (if you are not from the Mass area, you can write something in prose or poetry that is within the massachusetts 'setting'). We will publish with initials / pseudonyms only and maybe last names in the Masthead. I'm very serious about this project and the final product will be a very well put together booklet issued to look like the New Criterion (good colors, weight of pages). I have access to a print shop to do this at at my university (harvard). I'll also share this with the Boston lit group if I can contact them :P Atticus message me
sent you something
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Congratulations to the writers of the Winter Edition, and don't forget to send praise to the editor, founder, anon-wrangler!
Hear hear! KMD is da MVP!
This is a great thing. I've been wanting to show my essays to people and I'm really glad OP is undertaking this publishing adventure. I hope I get to be featured.

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Hey it's Liam from Nanaimo. I really miss you and hope you're still alive.
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We met on lit back in 2016, we were pretty close for a few years and even met up to see Takashi Murakami at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I really cared a lot about him and he was going through some pretty heavy stuff in his life and dropped off the face of the map for over 6 months now. Kik says his phone has been disconnected and I'm really worried he killed himself. The last book I remember talking to him about was Heart of a Dog and I remember he really liked The Blind Owl. When is it appropriate to mourn someone you deeply cared about when you don't even know with certainty they're dead?
I hope your friend is alright. Sincerest wishes to John.
Really sorry to hear that. Hopefully you two can meet up someday
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Thanks anons

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What are you reading /lit/?
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>gets sent on an impossible mission
>first place he gets to is filled with women no men
>has origies and then leaves to get back on track
>gets the help of a qt gothgf witch
>returns home and becomes king
I'm enjoying myself
Pic related is super interesting.
I hate reading.
It's a taxing endevour.
But last summer I quit my job and needed something to do. So I bought a few books cause why not. I was browsing /k/ and realized I might be interested in military non-fiction.
Well I started reading books on guerrilla warfare and I was hooked.
I'm 27 years old. I have ADHD and Epilepsy. Always hated reading. Never been able to concentrate long enough. Only ever finished 3 books including the Bible which I read along with in church.
But now I've been reading nearly non stop and am on the last chapter of pic related.

So glad I found the motivation to read.
good. im happy for you, enjoy!

>haven't read in 2 days
Turn off the computer and phone
Hold the book

It will happen
Your going to heck, OP

I have to spend $4000 in 3 months for this new credit card. What are the most /lit/ purchases I can make? I don't like to be a consoomer and I don't want to buy books (I pirate them all).
All suggestions are welcome
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Comfy ass hand made leather reading chair, side table, and ottoman

Pic chair only related the desk and carpet is not lit
>I have to spend $4000 in 3 months for this new credit card
u wot?
Where do I find chairs like that?

I get $750 if I do
>i get $750 if i do
Hahaha respectable consoomer
How old are you btw?
Clearly it's a new sign up bonus.

OP, look for furniture (as has been mentioned) and first editions of old works of great literature (they generally hold their value OK, especially if you go for something already popular and accessible like Fitzgerald).

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“It is a self-deception of philosophers and moralists to imagine that they escape decadence by opposing it. That is beyond their will; and, however little they acknowledge it, one later discovers that they were among the most powerful promoters of decadence.”

Refute this
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>Can someone explain to me why Neetchee is so influential in leftist academia
He's not. The far left controls people via confusion, first by reversing the meaning of terms and concepts and then by associating concepts and individuals with their antitheses, and it does so mostly unconsciously (because far leftism is extreme suppression of consciousness under the guise of extreme pro-consciousness).
Care to give an example with Nietzsche and someone like Foucalt then?
Seems you're the one sperging out lol
Read Nietzsche's Antichrist, it's full of examples. For example, his disdain for anarchism can be seen plainly written there. I wasn't commenting on Foucault specifically as I haven't read him too much.
There’s no pride in being wrong

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On my way to the cuckoo farm. Dont know how long I will be there. Alcoholism and depression.

What books should I bring?
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One flew over the cuckoo's nest
I haven't been on 4chan in years OP but I got out from a 2 week stay in october and I recommend "a book of travelers tales''. It was enjoyable
Good luck brother, working on yourself is hard but you have to do it
The Iliad

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Why isn't he revered on the same level as Homer? Was Homer not just a codified instance of an earlier oral myth or collection of myths? Why is his authorship heralded while other (named) collectors of myths fade away in the shadows? Do we have examples of Homers from other cultures?

From Wikipedia:
>Sîn-lēqi-unninni (Akkadian: 𒁹𒀭𒌍𒋾𒀀𒅆 md30-TI-ER2)[1] was a mašmaššu who lived in Mesopotamia in the period between 1300 BC and 1000 BC. In literary circles, however, he is remembered for having compiled the best-preserved version of the Epic of Gilgamesh. His name is listed in the text itself, which was unorthodox for works written in cuneiform. His version is known by its incipit, or first line "Sha naqba īmuru" ("He who saw the deep" or "The one who saw the Abyss"). The extent to which his version is different from earlier texts is unknown; Andrew R. George argues that Sîn-lēqi-unninni "gave [The Epic of Gilgamesh] its final, fixed form".[2]

>The prologue features the only instance of first person narration by Sîn-lēqi-unninni. His version includes Utnapishtim's story of the Flood in tablet XI and, in tablet XII, the Sumerian Gilgamesh, Enkidu and the Netherworld.
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You can add stanzas and acts
No you can't, the prose will be noticeably inconsistent and the progression of the plot will feel undecided and unplanned
Yeah you can.
Have you ever read old epic fiction?
That's literally what the 1001 Arabian Nights is. Over years the stories were told and one guy compiled it together.

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