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https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/in-j-k-rowling-s-new-novel-a-villain-is-an-israel-hating-anti-semite-1.6494240
>For months author J.K. Rowling has been warning about the dangers of anti-Semitism in England, sparring on Twitter with critics who either downplay the phenomenon or say its proponents are confusing criticism of Israel with Jew hatred.
>Now, in her newest book, she includes a character whose obsessive anti-Zionism morphs into anti-Semitism.
>“Lethal White,” the fourth series in Rowling’s Cormoran Strike mystery series, written under the pen name Robert Galbraith, features a pair of hard-left political activists who believe “Zionists” are evil and have a stranglehold on Western governments.
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i would like for america to go to war with the jezza led union of britain over israel it would be top lol
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>>11830984
>“Lethal White,”
Not very subtle, is she?
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>>11831149
Habermas warned us about this
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>>11831194
based angloposter
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>>11831211
But that’s the thing, most dumbasses won’t grasp the Jewish mindcontrol is it is subtle. Think about it, most people who read this book are dumbasses and kids. That means that they won’t be about to comprehend subtle symbolism or metaphors, so therefore she has to make every point of propaganda as explicit and in your face as possible to the general readership will even SEE it. In short, you can’t be put under mind control if you don’t even understand the words used in the propaganda poster

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Looking to take a break from my Henry James marathon, thinking of trying on some Edith Wharton. I've never read anything of hers and I don't want to start with Age of Innocence, I'd like to appreciate more of her work. Any suggestions on where to start?
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>>11828187
Have a bump, OP. I hope you eventually get a response that isn't a meme.
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Ethan Frome is an accessible entrypoint, though for me Age of Innocence is her only great book
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>>11828187
The house of mirth
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Her autobiography is quite interesting
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>>11828187
The Age of Innocence is her best complete work. Unfortunately she did not complete The Buccaneers, which would have been her masterpiece. Her books are mostly tragic. The final apartment scene in The House of Mirth is very powerful. But nothing is quite as powerful as the final scene of The Age of Innocence. The whole force of the tragedy is contained in a casual comment made in the final chapter. Very powerful. But most people will not see it. She is a brilliant writer but that being said she is not an innovative or original one. Summer is basically The Age of Innocence only with a gender reversal. And The Age of Innocence is a variation based on The Aspern Papers by James. Most of her books are heavily focused on marriage.

And just to be clear, she is not a feminist by any stretch of the imagination. She believed that women should not be permitted to university, and that their proper place was in the home. A very intelligent woman.

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>girl recommends you a book
>It's fucking shit or painfully average
>How'd you like it anon?
>It was really good heh
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>>11830066
I'm really rude to people who have bad taste and don't tolerate stupid shit being suggested to me so i cannot relate

Couldn't be me, anon
>>11831011
this, or read Poe, they really like Poe, also read Keats and Eliot and suggest that you like Plath but don't get into it, just so they feel you're an ally but not a dickless ass sniffing bitch
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>>11831068
What do girls think of Yeats?
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>>11830066

>Girl interacts with you via media.
>Know it'll never happen, so might as well be brutally honest of said media.
>She never talks to you again.
>Self fullfilling prophecy.
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>>11830965
yes
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>>11831053
>anything that existed before 1920
Ew.

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tank mishima's oeuvre from best to worst
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Mishima is based. This is undeniable
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>>11827464
it was farcical and ironic, stop being a slave minded pussy. learn to laugh at yourself and your idols.
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Temple of the Golden Pavilion was his best
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HOT TAKE HERE

Mishima killed himself because he was scared of getting old and dying of something like cancer. He wanted to be able to have control his death because he was a coward.
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>>11831207
This is true, but that's only one of the reasons.

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And how can I be a part of it?
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Aren't we moving to a non-western era? Given the movement of peoples and the increased spread of Chinese businesses/people globally I would imagine we will see some sort of move toward eastern ways of thinking. So something that combines the fatalism of Islam with either the Daoist push towards minimalism/back to nature or a strict form of Confucianism.
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>>11830952
How long do we have to wait
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>>11831021
Fall of a great empire or the fall of the global economy.
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>>11831118
Global economy will never fall without natural disaster, the system is too robust, it's interests and influence too vast

End of Pax Americana it is then.
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>>11831137
If America falls it will definitely dent the world economy. America is one of the largest economies in the world and our consumer culture feeds the beast.

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Do you have a lot of pocket books, or do you mostly just stick to paperbacks and hardcovers?
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>>11829357
Reclam has a lot of classics though they're in German.
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>>11829126
How big constitutes for a pocket book? I got a matching cover set of Animal farm and 1984 and their size kinda threw me off when I actually got them. They're about 18cm by 11cm, is this pocketbook size?
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My phone is all the pocket books.
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I accidentally bought a pocket book once but I refunded it because the writing was too small and I felt like a faggot holding it
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>>11829126
>physical copies
Beautiful, very nice. Even pocket books are superior to paying for digital distribution.

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I'm tired of seeing Campbell's monomyth everywhere.
What are some good or interesting narratives/story structures/monomyths that aren't done or influenced by Joseph Campbell?
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Otto Rank
Myth of the Birth of the Hero
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Georges Sorel
Reflections on Violence
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>>11827944
I've already read Jung and the Tao te Ching, from which Jung derived his archetypes--I was asking for different literary and mythological frameworks because I was tired of seeing derivations from Campbell.
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>>11827919
bitch ass nigga
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>>11830204
Good start. Anything more like this?

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https://medium.com/@StephenDantes
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This is at the beginning of a piece I've written. Let me know what you think.
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His mare died as soon as they arrived at the garden’s edge. For three months she had dutifully pulled him and the small wooden caravan of his belongings, through the desert. The journey had consisted of nothing but featureless grey dust and rock under a iron coloured sky. All the while heading towards the black speck on the horizon that was the mansion.
When the horse collapsed into the earth with a final whine, W didn’t know what else to do but huddle his face into his grey woolen jacket and stay silent a minute. Letting the howling wind speak for him. Then he stepped over her and reached into the toppled caravan to retrieve a wooden trunk and the letter of summons, which he placed gently in his breast pocket. Just as he turned to enter the garden a small white speck caught his eye.
It jutted out of the dirt to the left of where the mare’s head lay. Her glazed over eye observing W crouched down and brushed away until the he’d dug the white object out. He lifted up a horse's skull. It was old, picked clean by whatever lived in the barren soil.
“Slightly odd, that’s all.” He murmured to himself, having picked up the habit on the lonely journey.
Placing the skull back and feeling the wind chill start to bite. W curled his collar up and leaving the caravan and horses behind him, entered the garden.
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>>11830956
I think the price of Peter Blake's artwork is going to increase substantially after his death, including signed prints.
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"I'll put the kettle on,"
Ms. Black called, smiling—
her wake swept up a storm
in the living room, brimming
with anxiety, he placed the cup
halfway onto the coaster. Sip,
few breaths can hold the tide,
against a mutiny of scratches,
the most deflationary and disabused
squatting on naval ground. A luau,
he named it, the consecrating task
of binding his stare against her hospitality
knowing well and full the nearing guest,
his uncouth friend, an embarrassment
to love and to stand, the burden contractual.

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(cont: >>11825852)

you post a lot. it's consistently good. i prefer (i) to how it was, but line 1 is a bit article heavy. try: delete some "the"s and "theirs" etc, this is good general poetry advice. "naked garments" sounds like a cheap oxymoron. also, if (i) is about pre-fall eden (they know no good or evil, right) then they shouldnt be sore or be hunting, which came with the expulsion. (iii) is good, what's the dialect? (iv) is the tidiest. "...endings..." sounds a bit preachy though. like something id find along "live love laugh" sign in a wine mum's kitchen.

>>11828864
sue me, chum

>>11829602
don't be so eager to reveal the limits of your tastes

>>11830047
wow best in thread. true genius. and i would know, i wrote it

>>11830956
punctuation in sentence 3 is off. you've got too many commas throughtout. "so close. so far" is silly.

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Why do mods delete Molyneix threads? No other philosopher is resisted this much, it really makes you wonder what makes his thought so dangerous.
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>>11831045
>that pic
Well that's hilarious, ripping off Ayn Rand.
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>>11831049
Ohh right, because he’s also a self-help cult man that means that it’s his philosophy that is ‘dangerous’?

Molyneux *is* dangerous, but not because he has any deep insight into anything political or philosophical. He’s dangerous because he presents himself as having solved all the problems of philosophy and politics, and then encourages his fans to cut themselves off from anybody who doesn’t think he’s a world-historical genius. That’s cult-building 101; position yourself as having a monopoly on truth, and try to separate people who like you from everybody else so they aren’t exposed to thing which contradict your word.
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he's a materialist salesman and nothing more
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>>11831131
>Molyneux *is* dangerous, but not because he has any deep insight into anything political or philosophical. He’s dangerous because he presents himself as having solved all the problems of philosophy and politics, and then encourages his fans to cut themselves off from anybody who doesn’t think he’s a world-historical genius.
Have you ever even listened to his material or have you only heard about him from second hand sources? He prefaces almost every video saying not to take him by his word and to judge his methodologies rather than his conclusions. In regards to defooing, you're basically making his case for him. In accordance with basically every psychologist worth their salt, he advocates using dialogue to attempt to reconcile things with abusive people in your life and to cut them off if they refuse. The fact that this is considered so controversial goes to show how dependent the status quo is on abuse of children.
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>>11830934
who?

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>Quartz and chert and schist and chondrite iron scabs in granite. Very old land. Look around you. The horizon trembling, shapeless. We are all of us brothers.

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Bought these two the other day. There are tons of these, from Hemingway to Douglas Adams...

Interested to hear opinions on whether or not these are worth collecting? They are cheap compared to Folio or Easton Press.

What do you make of the quality of the binding? (more close-up pics to follow)
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>>11830035
It's better quality than average but nothing spectacular. I bought the KJV bible one, and the page with Psalm 10 was ripped in two from the package
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They're pretty good for the cost, it's difficult to find something of categorically better new that doesn't cost substantially more.

Lots of people find them tacky. I don't think they're bad and I suspect that at worse they'll eventually have a "period" look.
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>>11830035
I got the one of Moby Dick as a gift. It's really neat.

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Is Starship Troopers worth reading?
There's a /tv/ thread talking about the story's false flag conspiracies and shit and got me interested

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Ok /lit/
whats the best first line that you've ever read
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Plato has some great ones, imho:

>I do not know, men of Athens, how my accusers affected you; as for me, I was almost carried away in spite of myself, so persuasively did they speak. And yet, hardly anything of what they said is true.

>Were you with Socrates yourself, Phaedo, on the day when he drank the poison in prison, or did someone else tell you about it?

My personal favorite:
>I was the first man to fall in love with you, son of Clinias, and now that the others have stopped pursuing you I suppose you’re wondering why I’m the only one who hasn’t given up—and also why, when the others pestered you with conversation, I never even spoke to you all these years.

This one is a Lombardo translation, of whom I'm not really fond:
>Where have you just come from, Socrates? No, don’t tell me. It’s pretty obvious that you’ve been hunting the ripe and ready Alcibiades.

Classic:
>I went down to the Piraeus yesterday with Glaucon, the son of Ariston. I wanted to say a prayer to the goddess, and I was also curious to see how they would manage the festival, since they were holding it for the first time.


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MIDWAY upon the journey of our life
I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straightforward pathway had been lost.
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>>11828735
>copying
>not memorising it
reported
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>>11830931
reddit tier taste
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>>11830560
What's this?

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I don't know how to live life.
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>>11831162
I don’t know how to live life as a writer in Joyce’s shadow*

ftfy

>The fake is of far greater value. In its deliberate attempt to be real, it is more real than the real thing.

What did Nietzsche mean by this?
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>>11830819
Unironically this.
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>>11830819
well it's not a bad one really, but i requested the source immediately out of doubt (baudrillard [a lad known for skipping sourcing] could've said this, for instance). i don't feel dunked on, i may even watch the show
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>>11830819
based
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>>11831023
unbased actually, it was a set up joke that didn't work but did light some bulbs, as it would've done anyways
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>>11830843
nisemonogatari




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