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Curious what people think about psychoanalysis
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I’ve tried a few books on psychoanalysis but I’ve yet to finish one
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>>21048023
Wow, you're an even bigger imbecile than I thought.

>points out logical fallacy in place of an argument but didn't even identify it correctly
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>>21048220
You must be powerfully moronic not to understand
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>>21045234

>, and also taken less seriously by people who know what they're talking about.

Or rather people that make money, people that actually treat others, if it's even a thing. Freud's reduction is very much utilitarian to the point that it sacrifice the truth. Nothing wrong with that, in fact thats how we live now and how we became so successful. Yet, point of Jung was to discover the truth, or at least anything that is close to it or closer. He too treated people, but the more in depth you go and trying to get to the root of the problem, the more complicated things get in exponential order. Point here is, you can patch or you can heal, as in reconstruct, which is the difference between the two.
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Jung is the atheist bug who falls for the eastern teaching because they are exotic compared to judaism

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What is some good books for to understand what water is and why it is so important to the life
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>>21048369
Yes. It has to be Raw.
Pasteurized ruins it
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water is wet
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>>21045882
read a book on mathematics, this will alway you to apply logical thinking. Then read a book on the history of the origin of Earth and evolution. These two combined should show you why water is important and essential.
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>>21045882
Water is sentient and created life to purify the air on a shitty earth (at the time) by creating single celled plankton. Life is literally just water observing itself.
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>>21048407
Evolution never happened

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Is this true? Honestly, I don't even pay attention to the author when picking something to read.
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>>21037134
It's due to a phenomenon called "women are wonderful". It's a universal societal bias to favor women. It's the root for "women and children first" in cases of emergency, meaning the men can die as long as women are saved. As women move more into spheres of work, this same principle applies and dominates over quality. Meaning a man's work of quality will be overruled by the societal need to ensure women are elevated, even if they lack all merit. It genuinely signals the imminent downfall of a civilization.
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>>21047420
He preferred Maria de Naglowska and Sibilla Aleramo
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>>21044587
I would always go upstairs and order a Fritz Kola and sit and read. Also did some reading at the Gasteig library on Rosenheimer Platz. Gute Errinerungen aus Muenchen.
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>>21044593
I like the big English language bookstore in Berlin near Unter den Linden. Forget the name though
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>>21043590
Lots of job listings openly state that they're preferentially hiring non-whites, and there's a massive multiprong push to get more women into tech fields

What happend to «Handposting» in /lit/. Used to love seeing your hands next to your current read... /lit/ hasn't being the same since 2019...
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No bully please
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>>21048159
stupid nigger

>>21048214
fat spic
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>>21048214
Give me one goddamn reason your fingernails are so long, fuckin mexican deleuze over here
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>>21048227
I SAID NO BULLY
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>>21048197
post your feet

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The Broken Sword by Poul Anderson

>Anderson's great fantasy work was published the same year as the first volume of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, but has gone sadly unrecognized by many readers of fantasy. Since Anderson and Tolkien were both taking inspiration from the Eddas, there are many similarities between the books: the titular 'broken sword' which must be reforged, noble elves, deep-delving dwarves, an odd amalgam of Pagan and Christian morality, a war between the forces of good and evil, and a central character caught between. For many, Tolkien's is the greater work, but there are certain fantasy aficionados (like Michael Moorcock) who maintain that Anderson's vision is the more vivid, less condescending, and a more unified exploration of man's fate, and I join him in holding this book in that high respect.
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>>21046055
That’s not Martin.
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>>21046055
stfu you absolute faggot
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>>21046055
Why is his name Poul instead of Paul?
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>>21047339
Correct, because Martin is a hack.
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>>21046055
>The true American Tolkien
You are looking for Frederic Prokosch

>reading letters written between Robert E Howard and Lovecraft
>both are avowed atheists who have disdain for Christianity for its supposed backwardness
>Lovecraft states openly that he believes in the Witch Cult hypothesis and that he thinks folklore like fairies, goblins, and gnomes actually describe a pre-Aryan race of "mongoloids" that were driven to the fringes (caves, forests) of Europe by the Aryans through conquest which would explain their diminutive stature and grotesque appearance as a result of malnutrition and interbreeding
>Howard's next letter to Lovecraft more or less agrees completely with this theory
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>>21046230
Lovecraft a mere few years earlier
>That’s one reason I’m so red-hot for fascism. Anything that can stop the snivelling, crawling profit-motive & calculative psychology out of a people, helps to raise that people in the scale of absolute human values. When people no longer waste themselves on “rugged individualism” in mere industry, they will be ripe for a truer individualism as rational & aesthetick belongs. Viva Mussolini! God speed a planned, aristocratick state before things blow up into the planned proletarian state of Little Sonny’s dreams!
>H. P. Lovecraft to James F. Morton, 31 Oct 1933, LJM 342
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>>21045089
It's a valid theory and probably true. Diminutive humanoids living in the forest are a staple of human folklore around the globe. The pygmies in Africa still exist today, for example.
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>>21046659
It's also possible that babies born with dwarfism were taken away to the local forest dwarf colony until this practice ceased for reasons and the dwarf colony became more or less isolated therefore having to retreat into the local mountain cave system.
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>>21046230
>fretting about how anti-vaxxers are a threat to "muh democracy."
What's wrong with that? Anti-vaxxers are fucking retarded.
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>>21045089
What a pair of pseuds. No wonder they couldn't go past their pulp fiction marvel tier shit and write real books

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Why is killing the old hag bad but murdering the innocent Lizaveta fine/brushed over?
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>>21047302
Dostoyevsky’s lack of taste, his monotonous dealings with persons suffering with pre-Freudian complexes, the way he has of wallowing in the tragic misadventures of human dignity – all this is difficult to admire. I do not like this trick his characters have of ”sinning their way to Jesus” or, as a Russian author, Ivan Bunin, put it more bluntly, ”spilling Jesus all over the place." If you are alluding to Dostoevsky’s worst novels, then, indeed, I dislike intensely The Brothers Karamazov and the ghastly Crime and Punishment rigamarole. No, I do not object to soul-searching and self-revelation, but in those books the soul, and the sins, and the sentimentality, and the journalese, hardly warrant the tedious and muddled search. Dostoyevsky never really got over the influence which the European mystery novel and the sentimental novel made upon him. The sentimental influence implied that kind of conflict he liked—placing virtuous people in pathetic situations and then extracting from these situations the last ounce of pathos. He seems to have been chosen by the destiny of Russian letters to become Russia’s greatest playwright, but he took the wrong turning and wrote novels.
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>>21047313
do you have any thoughts of your own on the matter?
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>>21047361
Dosto was a degenerate pulp fiction writer who was paid by the word to fuel his insatiable gambling addiction. If you like his work you are the literary equivalent of a soccer mom picking up a harlequin romance novel in the check out line at the local super market.
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>>21047361
I’d ignore them, it’s either bots or the same 2-3 unhinged anti-dostoevsky posters with too much time on their hands. Dosto makes atheists seethe as much as Nietzsche makes Christians seethe, if not more so.
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>>21046663
Not sure

>Upper middle class drug-addict adjacent extended adolescent coastal trust fund hyper-liberal grad school NYT reading neo-hippie culture represents the lived experience of 0.1% of the world population yet makes up 80% the background of prominent contemporary authors of literary fiction
>MFW people tell me its my fault for finding reading boring nowadays
everything is self-aggrandizing regurgitation. How is the corpus of human thought supposed to progress when 10 schools and 5 organizations determine 95% of what we read and consume?
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>>21048195
>Probably older than you lol.
Then you are even sadder!
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>>21048198
Cope.
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>>21047678
Just read older stuff?
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>>21047678
You're right, it can't. It's impossible to write great literature within the constraints of political correctness.
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The only art left is to buy a gun. You know it’s true.

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Uni work has taken over my life, and I haven't found time to read. It's genuinely starting to depress me now. What can I do?
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>>21047514
There is plenty of free time with a comp sci degree and that person probably watches 5 movie summaries instead of watching one movie because he's a zoomer fucking shit.
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>>21047528
I don't know what to tell you other than you seem weirdly bitter and already admitted that you don't have a degree, so you wouldn't really know.
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>>21047514
>One of them watched youtube summaries of movies because he didn't have the time to actually watch them (which is something that is honestly pretty disgusting to me, but whatever it's his life).

That can't be true. That should be grounds for expulsion, it demonstrates a profound lack of any kind of independant agency.
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>>21047533
You're retarded. There's more than one person in this thread.
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>>21042383
Read 1 page a day

>James Joyce? Absolute rot.
How do you respond without sounding mad?
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>>21046313
Fartsisters...
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is it evelyn wow?
or evelyn woof?

knut hamsun hated tolstoy
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>>21046313
Brideshead Revisited is one of the greatest books.
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>>21048171
And A Handful of Dust is a Masterpiece
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>>21046546
The absolute state of America obsessed Eurangutans
I can't wait until you freeze to death.

Are there any good books, fiction or nonfiction, about the age of exploration and colonialism? I want some sailing/exploration/whaling adventures, preferably books that are written in modern English. Undaunted Courage was the only thing I've found that kinda comes close and their boats sucked.
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Read the journals of Mungo Park, very interesting and his name is funny.
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>>21047206
Maybe the books that they based master and commander on
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>>21047445
Literally who?
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>>21047213
I think you meant Mason and Dixon
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>>21048259
A Scottish dude from the 18th century who explored Africa. He explored the Niger River area because at that time nobody knew what source fed it, the dark continent was just that dark. In the end the natives killed him.

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Only a couple of pages and already completely btfo by Dickens. Do I just throw in the towel.
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>>21047017
>he didn't read the magnum opus of his: Bleak House
>he didn't read the quixotic Pickwick Papers
ngmi
pseuds will never understand Dickens
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>>21046228
>already completely btfo by Dickens
Friendly reminder that Dickens wrote for the masses and his books were literally considered low brow when they were being first published.
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>>21046228
I've only read half of Great Expectations and I recall it being easy reading. Maybe start with something easier like The Hobbit, then move on to some other lighter reading like Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett, and then go back to Dickens? If Dickens blows you the fuck out, you should try to work up very gradually from very light reading. David Sedaris writes easy "airport reading", as I would call it. Bukowski is easy reading, too.
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>>21046228
>state of /lit/ posters
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>>21046504
His reading ability is the boxer, he is the cornerman and also the coach.

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>Objectivists still have no refuted this
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>>21046964
Also all the bad guys have stupid sounding names out of a kid's cartoon show. Cuffy Meigs, Mort Liddy, Wesley Mouch.
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>>21046964
This is really only true of Atlas Shrugged.
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>>21033715
I would like to add an addendum to this: she is also a terrible writer. I'm not even talking about philosophy or politics, she's just absolutely abysmal when it comes to character, plot, prose... anything that makes an author good, really.
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>>21046964
>>21047111
spoiler that shit
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>>21032970
Filtered

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Is there still good money to be made in writing novels or short stories? I have a bunch of content, and I keep throwing it out due to insecurity, but I think I'm going to attempt to publish some things. Aside from the obvious big names in modern literature, how much income could one expect from a published book that gathers some traction?
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>>21046839
Only if you write porn.
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>>21046839
Very little, and that is assuming anyone at all takes notice
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>>21046839
The best way to go about making good money from it would be to have a screenplay ready to sell also
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Just check how much money you get from a sold copy and do the math.
For example in my country the author gets 15% (that's the minimum by law) from the sale price of the book. So if my book costs €10 I get €1,5 for each sold copy. Right now my salary in my soul-crushing day job is €1000/month, so that means my books needs to sell 8000 copies each year to be able to quit and live off that. But I live in a small country where 8000 copies is like a bestseller, so yeah, good luck with that.
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>>21046839
No, become a screenwriter

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what's the difference between the ones in green and the ones in red? are the red ones incorrect?
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>>21044069
/lit/ not reading is old news, but the fact that OP hasn't looked into a book marks a new low.
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>>21044130
Retard
>>21045023
Retard
>>21045034
Retard
>>21045232
Based
>>21045440
Retard
>>21044069
Green is correct. Red is not a quotation mark, red means seconds or inches. When you write «"I tried"» what you are saying is «Seconds I tried inches», ' means feet or minutes.
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>>21046563
Thinks they're right but they're not.
Red are dumb quotes, and are, like hyphen-minuses used for dashes, a relic of typewriters that - until very recently with so-called smart quotes and on-screen keyboards - computers inherited.
In proper typesetting they are a big no-no, but for everyday communication they work - especially when smart quotes easily cock up.
On a typewriter ' " and - did the jobs of ` ’ ‘ ” “ - – and —.
The prime - ` `` - is used for measurements.
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>>21044069
No
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>>21044069
No one knows


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