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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.

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Write whats on your mind

Posted from my iPhone.
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u should chill with more immigrants, all they care about is banging out the cheapest accounting degree possible and then stacking paper, all this "if i'm not a canonical western author by the time i'm 25 i have failed at life" shit is gay as hell, get over yourself bro
those are subhumans
yeah thats why they have professional degrees and middle class jobs while u snackin on a tendy shitpostin from the neetcave aka moms basement
I mean, I'm not going to go out and find somebody that looks foreign and then awkwardly try to befriend them just for some misbegotten notion that I'll be a more rounded person for it. But I take your point. Things could be worse.
What I will say is that I think equating the principle struggles of two alien societies is a gross over simplification and that a healthy fear of failure is good, even if I've gone too fr in my own fear.

look at yourself, anon. And I mean really look at what you are in the mirror and ask yourself; is this okay? Because this "johnny foreigner is responsible for all my woes" shit is just childish.
I went to see a friend play a show for a band in her college that she invited me to. She also invited another one of her friends, she and I had met a few times before so we sat together.

After the show my other friend had to leave and go do some meeting with the band or something, so me and the other girl sat there and talked for 40 mins. We talked about a lot, mostly about our thoughts on relationships, loneliness, fears. Not really things one talks about with someone they barely know. I said how I believe there are some people who you just connect with above all others, I then realized I feel like I had a connection to her because of how meaningful our conversation was to me. So above the mundane. Yet I can't help but shake the feeling she was just entertaining me. Maybe she was enjoy the conversation also, but I couldn't stop feeling like she didn't care.

I never get to talk to a girl like that, and I'm still thinking about it quite happily, thinking it means something, thinking maybe she'll try and get in touch with me, but in reality she's probably already forgotten. I doubt there was really a connection, just me hoping there was as a way to escape my loneliness.

best italian lit

best authors
best books
best publishers
best blogs

italian speaking people especially invited to interact <3
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I've read most of that stuff in french actually, but the translation is probably just about as sparse. I'm noting a lot of names down. Thanks for the genuine answer btw.

Also, even as far as poetry goes, I don't really believe in the -untranslatable-. It'll be imperfect, inevitably, but if the poetic vision should always come through somehow, always.

A última flor do Lácio é muita bela para os gringos.
meh non è molto /lit
the poetic vision should always*

ranted there is s poetic vision, ofc, which few poets really have.
i’ve read lispector bc adelphi publishes her in italy

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outside of Spectres of Marx, is having just a cursory knowledge of Marx enough to jump into Derrida? i've already read Heidegger, Saussure etc. in preparation
why the fuck would you want to read Derrida?

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Where were you when you realized being a libertine was the true literary life?

>devoid of moral and sexual restraints
>spurns accepted forms of behavior
>values pleasure and the senses
>religious disregard or indifference
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You mean PC Puritanism or Ethno-nationalism? There's also a lot of Traditionalism on this site.

Posturing? We're on 4chan. Faggot? Such labels get in the way of busting a nut.
Beware the sin of pride, brother, and remember that Satan was the brightest of all created beings before his fall.
First and foremost the catholic LARPers.
How does it feel knowing that one of the biggest influences on catholic philosophy in history was the littlest faggot with the biggest mommy issues?
Augustine was the biggest chad between Augustus and Charlemagne, and then voluntary chose to devote himself to God instead of continuing to slam his hot concubine (while also getting tons of hot Manchichee ass on the side)

How do you pronounce "Don Quixote"?
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Well since you asked me, I pronounce it "Don Key-z-oat"
Dawn Quicksie Oatey

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>de argentina

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Don Kish Hot

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What real literature do women read? In my experience it's

>Herman Hesse
>Great Gastby
>Bronte, either one
how would I know
In my experience
>García Márquez
Bukowski, Henry Miller, Anais Nin, D. H. Lawrence, De Sade

at least the horned up ones do
Those that suffer from some kind of mental illness or disorder
>anything deemed classic, but likely instead postmodernism or marx

Those that are sane
>something rarely that has no depth

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I see people reading his book on the train so often now. Is he actually worth a read? sorry to add to the nonstop JBP posts but everyone talks about him and not his book. Has anyone actually read it? Is it trash?
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do you really think like this? seems like a meaningless thing to get stressed out about.
they are literally going to wreck civilization if white people don't wake up and do something to stop them
Yeah they are annoying and mentally ill, but why the fuck do you care so much?
Less than 1% of the American population is going to wipe out humanity? Do tell.
they are out there recruiting children, just a few years ago they were 0.1% of the population, now they are 1% of the population, if the growth continues at the current rate, soon they will be 10% and eventually 100% of the population.

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>blocks your path
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This book was for kids I believe. New editions changed the illustrations though.
From "Clinkity-Clink":

An old lady got sick and died. She had no family or close friends. So the neighbors got a gravedigger to dig a grave for her. And they had a coffin made, and they placed it into her living room. As was the tradition, they washed her body and dressed her up in her best clothes and put her into her coffin. When she died her eyes were open, staring at everything and seeing nothing. The neighbors found two silver dollars on her dresser and put them over her eyelids to keep them closed. They lit candles and sat up with her so that she would not be so lonely on that first night she was dead. Later, the gravedigger arrived to take her to the cemetary to bury her. He stared at the silver dollars on her eyes, and he picked them up. How shiny and smooth they were! How thick and heavy! "They're beautiful," he thought, "Just beautiful."

He looked at the dead woman with her eyes wide open, he felt that she was staring at him, watching him hold her coins. It gave him a creepy feeling. He put the coins back on those eyes to keep them closed.

But before he knew it, his hands reached out again and grabbed the coins and stuck them in his pocket. Then he grabbed a hammer and quickly nailed shut the lid on the coffin.

"Now you can't see anything!" he said to her. Then he took her out to the cemetary, and he buried her as fast as he could.

When the gravedigger got home, he put the two silver dollars in a tin box and shook it. The coins made a cheerful rattling sounds, but the gravedigger wasn't feeling cheerful. He couldn't forget those eyes looking at him.

When it got dark, a storm came up, and the wind started blowing. It blew all around the house. It came in through the cracks and around the windows, and down the chimney.

BUZ-OOOOOO-o-o-o! it went. Bizee, bizee, BUZ-OOOOOO-o-o-o! The fire flared and flickered.

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I shit you not when I was younger I had a nightmare featuring the OPs pic. She was chasing me through a swamp
Psalm 91 (KJV)

>1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

>2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

>3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

>4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

>5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

>6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

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that’s because this shit is meant to penetrate your subconscious and leave scarring for later utilization by occult actors
Christfag picked up on this, though prayer will not undo the damage or protect you.

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Can someone explain the Occult to me? Or recommend some books? What are Kabbalah, alchemy, tarotology, magick, etc. and how do they relate to one another?
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Cumming lets out vital energy that is essential to breathing and meditation exercises. That being said, the Taoists say to put pressure on the gooch, taint, grundle to prevent ejaculation upon orgasm, or you can just edge and not orgasm. Your body plays like a violin. You tune it with silent directed breath. It can cause psychosis initially (I feel obligated to tell you) but it is well worth it. Kundalini psychosis or Chigong psychosis (it happened to Jung). I thought that I was being filmed everywhere and that I was the anti-christ for three months (you might think I’m an x-fag for saying so, but if you knew my qualifications and rational personality, I promise you would change your mind). Eros is Plato’s Jesus.
I kinda wish I never got into philosophy and mysticism. Sure. I'm no longer living the simple, "immediate" life, but all my questions don't necessarily provide me with any knowledge. I hate positivism, but I find it hard to accept many ideas without knowledge of the whole (reality itself). I'm sitting here questioning whether or not I should have sex because I'm so worried about the best path to enlightenment, eternal life, happiness,etc.

I'm pretty lost, right now.
read Plato and other philosophers, stop doing recursive loops back to your own dogma my friend. Its not healthy, asceticism is extremely hard on the mind over time, you will start falling apart. Test levels will drop, your dick will weaken, your ability to assert yourself with disappear you will atrophy social skills. Being with a woman is good, not necessary to have kids or a family at all. Many men of much greater spiritual worth than both of us had mistresses, some of them were even faggots! I don't agree with faggotry, it disappoints me to find out Boticelli and Plato and Alexander were homofaggots, but these things do not of themselves ruin you. Just like being a Christian does not of itself make you spiritually enkindled, man people who are christfags are more materialistic than materialists are. Including church going, bible thumping, ascetic christians. Things are not what they appear, subtlety abounds in the world NEECHEE tried to tell people this and this is where genius comes from, contradictions of appearance.
>meme magic works both ways
>/pol/ gets mad they were beat at their own game
the utter state of lit
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why do you have so many books

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>most important anglo-phone philosopher of the early 21st century
>expert computer scientist and programmer
>backed by Peter Thiel

How can one man be this powerful?
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Just laughing at the cognitive dissonance that seems to animate dumb fucks like you
but now everything has been scaled up, infrastructurally, logistically, buisnessly, that the numbers of people including non whites are part of what makes all the existing scaffolding of business relations and daily functioning occur, if a large number of people were kicked out it would be some kind of shock to the system in terms of supply and demand, and economic expectancies. I am not stating this politically, just factually. Construction workers, restaurant workers, maids, farmers, etc.
>some kind of shock
as in 'would reduce unemployment'
So be it. The system is bad and not working in the interests of whites, so it should be shocked and reoriented in a way that best suits our long-term interests instead of those of the rootless clique of jewish elites printing money at whim and trying to erase borders and mix everyone up so they're easier to control.
Stop calling Jesus a Jew, it's stupid and people who don't know better might believe you. Jews were doing much better before Christianity took off, if you think it's a Jewish plot you must be genuinely insane. Jews don't control you by making you a Christian, the only way to be controlled by them is to stop being one. You can't con an honest man. What has Christianity ever done for Jews? Don't say globalism, Christians want the whole world to believe in Jesus sacrifice and all the rest but there's nothing in scripture about indefinitely importing third world hordes onto your doorstep. I know a lot of Christians think that but they're retards who just believe whatever they're told.

>why dont jews renounce the culture of their ancestors and their identity
>implying they didn't the when they said 'We have no King but Caesar'.

The concept of 'whiteness' is a new-world creation used solely to distinguish between nigger and non-nigger. Ancient Italians, Spanish, Germans and Poles didn't consider themselves brothers, back then it was normal to consider the people who lived two towns over to be subhuman. Christianity is the strongest source of unity in European history, and even that wasn't perfect at all.

Truly shocking, imagine a world where low-skill labour was valuable. People would be able to start having families before they turned 35, maybe both parents wouldn't need to work full time to keep the lights on, truly shocking.

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Real men aren't afraid to cry.

What are some books that are guaranteed to make you cry?
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crying in front of others is cathartic in the moment and then years later one always realizes that you relinquished status doing that and you will forever be associated with that weakness. Doing this in front of women you love is even worse. you will never know how much damage you did crying in front of friends or girlfriends. There is a good reason men were discouraged from it, it was for their own protection
Unironically my diary desu
I remember one time I didn't cry at a funeral and everything made a big deal about it, like yesterday or maybe the day before
nah, this is bullshit, it really depends on the person and situation
>t. guy who has had friends and family cry in front of them
People think you're a sociopath, ever read The Stranger?

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What does /lit/ think of a blog for /lit writers where we publish our stuff just to be read by other anons?
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Been tried before, always turns out flaky. Wouldn’t mind another shot though
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good job op you invented /lit/
It should be published as a newsletter that anons can print copies of to leave at bookstores, cafes, etc. If we're lucky this strange trend of terrible poetry appearing across the country/world will make the news.
do you ever read walls of text that people leave at the counters of coffee shops?

no, and neither do i.

a blog would have to be open to everyone, which means it'd be open to shitposters, and would end up like /b/.
please! yes!

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Who are the Gothic authors of today? And I don't mean those who write ye olde Gothik novels for Amazon.
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my diary desu
fuck im loling
t. no sense of humor or socio-economic/physiognomic awareness

it wasn't even funny, its witty, but not worthy of laughter
This is the ideal female. You may not like it, but this is what peak performance looks like
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Atlas Shrugged is a good book. I get annoyed when people say it isn't, because it is very well written, has an interesting plot, and the characters are all fun to read about.

Ayn Rand is retarded though, and anyone who takes the "philosophy" in this book seriously is a dumb ass. Her proposal for a utopia is the most autistic dumb shit I've ever read. Uncontrolled capitalism is bad. I don't care how big of a strawman you draw up socialists (literally every character in this book who is competent is an idealistic capitalist, every character who is incompetent is a dumb bleeding heart liberal socialist), greedy businessmen who care only about profit will eventually destroy the society. You need some checks and balances. Honestly, as dumb as it is, I think Bioshock is an excellent parody of Atlas Shrugged. It's an example of a society of greed running itself into ruin.

I'm a conservative and some of this shit made me shake my head.
No, but I can stomach 1000 pages of shitty bodice-ripping romance.
>I love you Dagny
>I love you too Hank
>Cool let's spend our lives together
>Actually I love this other guy I just met, even though the last 800 pages has been about our love
>Dagny... I'm so sorry I put you in this awful situation. I truly am, for I know you love John, even though you've just met him. I can't believe how selfish I've been by wanting to be with you, when you so clearly love this other guy. I should have called it off before you said anything.

Hank is a fucking cuck, and Dagny is a whore.
Because Lampert tried to restructure the company along what he believed to be Randian principles, and then it all went to shit.

>implying I'm some filthy commie

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