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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature, specifically books (fiction & non-fiction), short stories, poetry, creative writing, etc. If you want to discuss history, religion, or the humanities, go to /his/. If you want to discuss politics, go to /pol/. Philosophical discussion can go on either /lit/ or /his/, but ideally those discussions of philosophy that take place on /lit/ should be based around specific philosophical works to which posters can refer.

Check the wiki, the catalog, and the archive before asking for advice or recommendations, and please refrain from starting new threads for questions that can be answered by a search engine.

/lit/ is a slow board! Please take the time to read what others have written, and try to make thoughtful, well-written posts of your own. Bump replies are not necessary.

Looking for books online? Check here:
Guide to #bookz
http://www.geocities.ws/prissy_90/Media/Texts/BookzHelp19kb.htm
Bookzz
http://bookzz.org/
Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

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time is an illusion
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>>9410312

kekekekekkekekekekekkeke -


Great book idea. Cheers anon
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>>9418799
Holy fuck you have such a fucking terrible understanding of relativity. Please educate yourself.

>no smallest unit of time
Planck time
>time perception having anything to do with reality
Kill yourself, that's not what relativity is at all you retard.
>hurr durr everything is subjective
Look up frames of reference you fucking nigger. It's not just a useful formality. To observe you obviously have to have some frame of reference
>tachyons
>Quantum entanglement violates causality
How about you literally stop fucking posting about subjects you clearly have no understanding about and lurk more you fucking piece of shit.
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>>9420760
Also addenum to
>hurr durr everything is subjective
Look up space-time interval you philistine
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Propulsion through a three-dimensional plane is preceded by a directional force.

What is propulsion through a four-dimensional time preceded by?
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>>9420760
BTFO

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Coming soon (1/3).
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Stop huffing glue and go to bed, Nick.
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>>9420753
>Neoreactionaries are the latest in a long line of intellectuals who somehow think that their chosen authoritarian thugs wouldn't put them up against the wall.
The exact same thing could be said about modern leftists. At least the ones who romanticize the Soviet Union or really any violent revolution ever. I'd say the difference is they're so spineless and malleable that if any authoritarian figure with similar goals were to come after them for past microagressians or incorrect thoughts they would immediately submit and punish themselves.
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>>9420938
I was specifically referring to the attitude those committed to revolution should take: a complete abandonment of hope in outside forces and the belief that the universe is actively working against you.

Essentially something like Nechayev's Revolutionary Catechism.
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https://urcc.space/manif.html

Do you kids like to go fast?
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>>9420995
>https://urcc.space
What is that site?

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>>9419778
This. Even if i manage to read 100 pages in one day, I'll still use a lot of time on 4chan.
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>>9420279
wow, and here I thought reddit had no redeeming qualities
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>>9420196
>4chan is (for all its faults) by far the most intelligent internet community in the world.

kek
kek so fuckin hard
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>>9420196
Are you being serious?
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>>9420196

>4chan is (for all its faults) by far the most intelligent internet community in the world.

HOLY FUCK HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

1000000/10

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>bill Nye gets his own propaganda show
>march for science
>I heard that Brian Cox (a UK physicist and physicist popularised) is getting a stadium tour

Is Science the new sex, drugs, and rock and roll? Are writers so irrelevant?

Have you noticed that publishing companies have become fully colonised by women and minorities who attention whore? This is a major death sentence.
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>>9420872

Mr. Wizard was way better than Bill Nye. Nye isn't fit to lick Mr. Wizard's dirty ass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfTaH13zAUA&list=PLAUyNff3nl3SWFTjOLEQsD3MockgkgAE2
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>>9420889
Go YouTube the gender rap off his show
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>>9420920
nice pic do u mind if i save
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>>9420979
Of course I know that the scientific method is applicable in regards to complex philosophical questions. I was only referring to the way this mainstream science functions in society.
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>>9420969
What the fuck

Book suggestion thread.

Name two books that you enjoyed, we suggest a book for you to read next.
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The Raw Shark Texts, Wired Love: A Romance of Dots and Dashes
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"The Man Without Qualities"
-Musil
and I know I'm going to get shit, but it's true,
"In Search of Lost Time"
-Proust
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Perdido Street Station, The Windup Girl
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>>9420328
No shit, anon. I've read the latter twice and have concluded the final volume the best. With this line-up you may as well tackle Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time, if you haven't already.

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Has any one got any anarcho-capitalist recommended reading charts or other sources?
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>>9418341
I'm not an ancap myself, but you could at least actually engage with their arguments instead of hand-waving their political theory away as an oxymoron. There are books and books describing how one might achieve private property sans the state.
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>>9418376
I've read Hayek, Mises, and Rothbard: I used to be an ancap. All of their work hinges on a fundamental misunderstanding of the exact constitution of private property
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>>9418434
Fair enough.

I'm curious, what is the misunderstanding?
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>>9418434
lmao
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>>9418434
And what is the misunderstanding, Anon?

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>literally every single great genius in literature and in music was religious, without fail

What did God mean by this?
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>>9420867
Are you going to post any good authors anytime soon?
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>>9420780
name a single religious book that anyone would want to read OP and we can talk.
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>>9420846

>Mr and Mrs Satre
>good at anything other than molesting children and fomenting communist revolts

Have you even read any of their books? It's the most dry, lifeless, prose imaginable. It's worth comparing them to Camus, who was not only a better writer but a more principled thinker. Speaking of which Shaw's atheism took a nasty turn for the worse when he became a literal nazi.
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>>9420867
>joyce
>tolstoy
>dostoesvky
>good
hahahahahahahah
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>>9420780
wow this thread is terrible

I feel that children's literature is extremely underrated among adults, with the exception of educators. I'd love to hear other opinions on this? Do you feel kidlit is only good for education, or should it be more broadly celebrated, even among adults?
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Depends on how good it is, of course, but yes. I think there's something to be said about children's lit. I think it has freedoms that adult literature doesn't have. It isn't hemmed in by certain rules, I feel. I regularly go back and read the books I read as a child and there's a lot to be said of it. There's trash children's lit, of course, but there's some really good stuff too.
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There's trash in everything, I agree. The freedom to be whimsical and explore ideas and abstracts from such a fresh point of view, I think, can be so beneficial to society as a whole.
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There's definitely an art to writing good children's literature, one that many writers of "serious" literature couldn't pull off, but I also think there's a gulf in value between adult stuff and kid stuff in literature and it's wider than in other media simply because reading is a skill you have to master in a way that listening to music or watching things happen on a screen isn't and the best literature is usually going to require more skill on the part of the reader than children have, i.e. it is going to be adult literature.
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>>9420806
Writing Children's literature is a lot harder than you might think, I dare say it's almost a separate entity to normal fiction and poetry. Some writers are excellent children's writers but terrible 'adult' writers and vice versa.

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Why don't Catholics into The Ladder of Divine Ascent? The author is a celebtated saint among both the Catholics and the Orthodox, but it seems like the former virtually ignore his incredibly holy writings.
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>>9420809
But doesn't really explain why he's a nobody
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>>9420820
Their Easter traditions are different, as are their focus in writers and their other traditions. They obviously don't care about him as much as what they do focus on, though I don't know what that is. If it weren't in our Great Lent, I don't know if we would place the same emphasis. I think they don't place the same emphasis on hesychasm either though they probably know the words.
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No one in this thread is aware that they're subjecting their Spirit to Materialist dialectic by focusing on History, an emergent Darwinian model of Mind and nothing more.
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>>9420863
John of the Ladder was pretty solidly known prior to the establishment of his Lenten commemoration. He also doesn't cover hesychasm much until the end, and actually thinks mysticism is a waste of time except for the very advanced who have become numb to pride.
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>>9420904
What I'm saying is that they might never have had those things as a large part of their practice. His part has become larger in Orthodoxy, but I don't think he was ever a big deal for Roman Catholics.

I don't think a writer in England would come up with The Idiot or discuss it in terms of Orthodoxy as well as a Russian, but that's fairly common in Russian Orthodox. They probably focus on different saints that fit in their view of history better.

Looking up the fourth Sunday in Lent on the Roman Calendar, apparently it's their day to have rejoicing and remember the miracle of the loaves and fishes, so it's like a break from Lenten asceticism.

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>>9420266
better than rupi, sincerely
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>>9420266
Wait hold on this is not bad
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>>9420266
>tfw a 6 year old writes better poetry than you
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>>9420339
Now im going to give you a really bad example, but let's say you'd be talking in your poem about purity or something simple and you would try to include nouns that relate to let's say birth, so you'd be using nouns like "carriage, sheets, newborn, milk, lullaby" whenever you could. Not literally of course, you'd make comparissons. I'm not a native speaker, but i hope i explained that's how you paint a coherent picture. Its so frustrating when the author's mind is all over the place, drawing in images from all sorts of themes all together just because they "fit the meaning best". You can of course break this rule if you're onto something great or if it's a completely associative poem. I tried to explain best I can, hope it helps
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>>9420266
Children actually write very creative and compelling stuff, the only 'problem' is that what they're writing and what you're reading are separate entities.

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Stack thread
R8, h8, appreci8, negoti8.
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>>9418885
I'm pretty sure I know which is which, but go ahead and list what you think is Patrician and Garbage for me if you can anon
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>>9418005
La coleccion de Catedra de atras es bastante mas llamativo que lo del frente
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>>9418110
i was on holiday when i was like 14 and really horny and the only material i had to fap over was the cover of a Jo Nesbo book i was reading at the time. so i know this feel
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i dont get these threads.. are these books you have in your backlog or are they books you've recently read?
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>>9420951
Both. Although people tend to post backlogs a lot more frequently.

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>the only word he can think of to describe a book is "comfy"
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>>9420109
>he only enjoys jellybeans created by dead white males
Nazi scum
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>>9420112
>Complaining about the sjws taking over the jellybean industry
>Hasn't even had a jellybean of color
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>>9420082
Something tells me that this is often the case for many posts.
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>shits on Stephen King
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>>9420104
>type of
Sourpatch Kids. The best.

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Guys.

I'm losing my shit just a little. My book is number 3 for Swords and Sorcery new releases on Amazon. Sales have exploded since I last posted here.

Pic related.

I want to keep this momentum up. Have any of you published before? What did you do to promote it?
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Do an AMA on reddit or something I dunno. Send free copies to booktubers and whoever for review.
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Hey Brandon Cornwell what's the deal with the gay child orgy that takes place half way through your book, Rising Thunder Dynasty of Storms? It doesn't really seem relevant to the plot and really needn't be described in such detail.

In your best prose, describe Taylor Swift's feet.
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>>9420487
this is depressing in a bad way
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awkward pale lumps of flesh and bone on hard, calloused skin, sweaty and dusty from bearing the rest of the body, foot fetishists should literally be shot
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I saw TayTay - this world-spirit(female) - go out upon the red carpet to survey her realm. It is a truly wonderful experience to see such an individual, in heels, concentrating on each pose, towering over the press and dominating it.

As she approached I caught wiff of the terrible odour of rotten eggs. It was emanating from her lascivious, sweety toe cleavage. With each step she took a new rancid smell delighted my senses: mouldy cheese, bottled piss, McDonald's hamburgers.

Thinking quickly I stuffed my half-eaten Hot Pocket in my mouth and, swallowing it pelicanly in one go, threw off my cape and lay it on the carpet. I looked her directly in the eye and tipped the brim of my charcoal Borsalino. "M'lady."

Her eyes widened and she turned away from me - a sure sign of my dominion over her - and trampled my silken print of Pinkie Pie underfoot as she continued her march towards the Teen Awards Ceremony. The cape keeps her pungent foot smell to this day.
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>>9420434
Honking noses.
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>>9420434
things upon which i would like to deposit my cum



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