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Thoughts on the works of Ken Liu. Grace of kings, three body problem etc. It amazes me how someone can create such genius solutions to conflicts (Yeah i know he didn't create three body problem) and the science is so fascinating.

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>>10397182

Clearly you know more about poetry than most of us; the first poem was cutesy and I loved the playing with the sounds of words. The ABAB structure helps, but I always found that sort of scheme to be distracting; abba or aabb sound much more organic to me. Usually, ABAB is something quite serious to me, as seen above in Housman's poem or with any of T.S. Eliots work. I could be talking out my ass here, but thats what my impression of it was.

second poem was even more lyrically whimsical than the first. I think it sacrificed story in order to play with words too much. As such, its describes the scenes well but I can't help but get confused by the cryptic nature of its message, if there even is one.
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>>10397271
>Clearly you know more about poetry than most of us
You have me all wrong Im just starting out, but thank you Im really glad you liked it. Both of the poems have meanings, but I see what you mean, they are obscured.
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>>10396414
I like the concept of this a lot, but the execution leaves something to be desired. Keep working on it anon, Id love to see where you take it.
>>10396338
>I don't wish to make a joke
>saying so.
Really awkward to read, the whole thing really, but those two lines stand out.
>I am very weak.
>I don't wish in saying so to make a joke,
>But I have nothing to give.
>I guard jealously
>The fantasies alive in the past --

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>>10397351
Rupi doesn't use aabbc rhyming structure tho, and she puts
Pauses in the
Most random
Spot
s.
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>>10397477
line-breaks aren't pauses, they're semantic divisions
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I know this is probably pretty corny and basic and just bad in general but I'll take any thoughts. I think I'm writing them more as song lyrics than poetry, though I haven't written the music yet.

Sit back with me and try to hear
The melody of a rocking chair
Or a paper plane flying through the air
Have you ever heard a song so pretty?

All the broken glass and urban decay
Leave bold outlines as they’re washed away
But have you ever seen such a perfect day?
Beneath the harsh skyline of the city?

So the desert willow grows
And the medicine flows on in
But who wants to know?

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Literature about incest?
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Salinger.
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>>10395713
Incest Diaries
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infinite bridle
The Just
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>>10395713
eric gill's diary desu
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>>10395713
White Latin chicks like that are hot.

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Is there any good Zwingli core worth looking into?
Does is really not mean is?
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Nope stick with Calvin

>fall in love with a intelligent literary girl at uni
>we have a fling for a short while
>she breaks things off
>fucks the shit out of my friend who she met at a retreat and knew for 1 day
>still in love with her, she ignores me like the groveling fool I am

Recommended reading so I don’t kill my self?
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Lolololol
Reminds me of the time in college when my one true litfu fucked the Chad roommate I had the previous year. It hurts but this is a good learning experience and you’ll be okay.
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>>10397412
>/r9k/
>read
>book
>he
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Valid reasons to commit suicide:
Insanity
Affliction with an incurable disease that causes eventual loss of all mental faculties

Killing yourself over no gf is one of the pseudiest things a person can do
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God that's hot. Develop a cuck fetish, it's what I did
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You sound like a pathetic faggot.

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I just found out about the supposed errors in the Penguin Deluxe Edition of Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, with one of the most notable errors being part of a sentence being omitted.
I had purchased this edition of Gravity's Rainbow a few weeks ago and it does not have this error, however, many of the other reviews that I've read state that there are numerous other errors and differences between the texts. If my copy doesn't have the error, does that mean that Penguin corrected it and that this one is right or should I get a different edition?
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Is it an error that I saw typos, and a weird continuity error in Penguin's Dune? By continuity error, I mean that in chapter 2 Piter is described as short, and in chapter... whichever, Herbert didn't count them and neither am I, he joins every other character in being described simply as "tall". Even if this isn't an error on their part, I wouldn't mind them fixing it. Just to avoid distracting the reader.
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>>10396913
Thank god. I bought it second hand and I'm just glad I got one without the errors. Thank you anon, for letting me know and calming my OCD
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>>10396935
just turn down your autism. it's not distracting.
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>>10396913
t. pens
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>>10396884
even in the uncorrected version that's like the only error anyway.

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>be me
>girls think of me as a chad
>too shy
>write them letters, poems
>they hardly write back
>gift them flowers
>they never mention it
>take all the medication doctors prescribe you
>you've had all there is
>don't feel a thing
>succumb to alcohol
>succumb to all other drugs god forbade
>understand what 'cocaine is a helluva drug' means
>make barely enough money doing practically nothing
>because you fell for the STEM meme

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Start carrying a flask and taking nips when feeling anxious. You need to be more outgoing.
After your alcoholism is in full bloom then begin writing about your inevitable romantic failures
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>>10396955
I used to be a functioning alcoholic, but I switched to opiods. Other than that, get deep into church. With my peers who are like me the only ones who seem truly content are deep into their faith, and I envy them. Not because I'm an atheist, I'm not, but because I'm a goddamned hedonist.
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I smoke weed and day dream
I also get lots of attention from random qts that boots my ego and keeps me going but maybe that's just me imagining shit idk
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>>10397224
Stop LARPing

It's obvious you're trying to shill Catholicism
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>With my peers who are like me the only ones who seem truly content are deep into their faith, and I envy them. Not because I'm an atheist, I'm not, but because I'm a goddamned hedonist.

*tips*

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If you had to pick a literary fictional character to be your roomate who would you pick?
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Bane
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Byron the Bulb
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>>10396563
Kierkegaard > Hamsun
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>>10396258
Who dis?
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>>10396343
>>10396354
Why Buck Mulligan? He'd mock you constantly, wouldn't respect you since you're not a genius like Joyce and would constantly ask for money.

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So anons,
When are we going to make a legitimate thread about finding out /lit/'s favourite 2017? I would be interested in undertaking such a project, but I would need the help of some anons to find a good system to acquire and compile data.

>inb4 "b-but we have 2017 chart"
It's fake.
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>>10395508
fake
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Why is Faust always so low? I think it’s probably top 3 material
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>>10396716
Do something for new books (21st century) and that might be of interest
They'll all be shit though
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>>10394744
>>10395643
I guarantee only 1% of this board has read a book published this year. And its only correct given the state of literary culture today.
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>>10395648
stop advertising your gay discord

Personal Improvement Books

I want you to succeed in your life

Post your best Suggestions
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>>10397419
Culture of Critique by Ronald McDonald

“Bureaucracies public and private appear--for whatever historical reasons--to be organized in such a way as to guarantee that a significant proportion of actors will not be able to perform their tasks as expected. It's in this sense that I've said one can fairly say that bureaucracies are utopian forms of organization. After all, is this not what we always say of utopians: that they have a naive faith in the perfectibility of human nature and refuse to deal with humans as they actually are? Which is, are we not also told, what leads them to set impossible standards and then blame the individuals for not living up to them?“
More books like this please
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>>10397129
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>>10397129
Stirner, Novatore, Georges Palante, Wolfi Landstreicher

>>10397387
Kropotkin is as utopian as it gets, but still worth reading

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>>10396506
Reading the Bible is a sin in Catholicism
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>>10396323
Yes.
>>10396335
You should watch the movie, it's one of Brazil' best next to Auto da Compadecida.
>>10396506
Yes. A common saying in christianity is 'the psalms sum up the Bible', so if you want to read them and a Gospel.
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>>10396361
Can vouch. Interesting and moves quickly. Liked it better than Confessions.
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>>10396598
t. woman priest
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>>10396361
This

>>10396460
It's not, although Book like 2-6 are kind of boring aside from the incidental bits of Roman history you get.

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Post your novel ideas
It's not like they're going anywhere
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>>10393958

Fucking do it
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>>10391836
A historical novel about a young 9th century Norse dude that goes on a trip to Constantinople with a merchant. When he gets there he meets general Basil, who he assists in killing emperor Michael III and taking the throne. Basically a travel story, a palace intrigue story mixed with some battles against the Abbasid caliphate.
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>>10395422
Dude, plz do this.
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Nice tapir
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>>10391836

>>10377799

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What am I in for?
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Go to bed Ng'er
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>>10396347
>three female names on the cover
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>>10396381
What is this meme called? Did this guy become famous?
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bamb
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>>10396381
>>10396442

How do I Lorca?

Was he a better poet or playwright?
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>>10395253
Damn, he was handsome. Would love to see him rim a black guy
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Romancero gitano is great.
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Yo diria que ambas cosas, hermano, pero estoy buscando la seccion de literatura pero solo veo a H.P lovecraft, Nietzsche... Donde está Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud o Paul Verlaine?
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>>10397133
Cuál es el mejor lugar para comenzar con él? Creo que estoy más interesado en sus obras de teatro



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