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SFFG 2018 Edition
Half the year has already Gone
>what have you read so far for the year?
>how was it?
>what are you waiting on to be released?



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Are there any good fantasy web serials?
>Second Super Sales book is easy as shit to find
>First is nowhere to be found outside of buying it
this. someone needs to pomf all the sffg-core self published books
its on #ebooks, though the epub version of book 1 was mislabelled and in fact was book 2
I just downloaded them; read the thread

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Which poets should I study if I want to learn how to become a great poet?
This question is misguided. The historical moment and the state of literary criticiam determine who is a great poet. The critics are the ones that direct our attention.

If you want to be a technically competent poet, then read poetry textbooks and good poetry and experiment. Then write poetry you like.

Who are your favourite poets?

This is carefully designed to make me hate women, isn't it
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This happens on page 71 if you have the nyrb book with u
I have no idea as to how I didn't catch this. What part of their relationship did this take place?
near the beginning
I think it was some time during their honeymoon
No i lent it to a friend
>cannot read it
should've just popped an addy desu

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How would one describe his prose style?
I'll see myself out.
Chuck is one of my favorite authors. I've just been lurking, and apparently the kind of books I like to read aren't suited for this board's "taste"

I'm too dumb.

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They say size doesn't matter, it's how you use it, anyone have any recommendations for learning how to use it?
A girl
my diary

is it worth reading? what should one expect?
Read this
selfhelp is uniformly trash
by reading this you irrevocably condemn yourself to brainletism
What the hell is this Mickey mouse bullshit

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>“I’ve always wanted to be liked. It grieved me that I was treated with indifference. Left an orphan by Fortune, I wanted—like all orphans—to be the object of someone’s affection. This need has always been a hunger that went unsatisfied, and so thoroughly have I adapted to this inevitable hunger that I sometimes wonder if I really feel the need to eat. Whatever be the case, life pains me.”
*sad violin*
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why the fuck are there so many Pessoa threads today
Some sad robot shilling.
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Sounds like a seriously bad feel.

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It's time.

We have voted to read David Foster Wallace's Infinte Jest for this Summer's group.

>What about the Don Quixote group?
DQ was a close second to IJ. People wanted to make a separate reading group for the book. Nobody's stopping you from choosing either this, but a patrician would take part in both.

>How many pages?
This week, we'll read 200 pages. I'm willing to negotiate on this-- if we read at this rate, we will have read the ENTIRE BOOK in about 5 weeks.
If you want to carry over Summer and calm it down a bit, then we certainly can.

>We already did this one 10 years ago
10 years ago. If you read it already, you're welcome here to pitch in :)


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Don't go looking for a hidden meaning to the seemingly purposefully chosen names, it's more a style of writing (see: fucking with your readers for no reason but to), the "playful" of postmodern
can also mean to hit (e.g. a bonk on the head) or to copulate (e.g I bonked her)
was it himself, or himself's father?
>He began to grow disgusted with himself for waiting so anxiously for the promised arrival of something that had stopped being fun anyway. He didn't even know why he liked it anymore...and had long ago forbidden himself to smoke dope around anyone else. He didn't even know what its draw was anymore...it made him so self conscious...It made his thoughts jut out crazily in jagged directions...smoking it made him afraid of everything else.

I smoked for years every day and one day realized I hated it. All of it. And I had hated it for years. So both wanting to smoke and not wanting to smoke gave me face numbing panic attacks when I did smoke. So one day I just quit and threw all my paraphernalia away. I probably smoked twice in the last three years that I've quit and had panic attacks each time because I felt so stupid, gross, and ugly. I'm so much better off without when i thought it was all i wanted through high school and college. It's sad to revisit this. I crippled myself during the prime of my youth.
good stuff

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What is /lit/'s opinion of the works of Eric Hobsbawn?
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what the fuck is he smirking about?
bretty gud actually.
Based Stalinist comrade.
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One of the greatest historians of the 20th century while being an unrepentant commie.

“My sweet little whorish Nora I did as you told me, you dirty little girl, and pulled myself off twice when I read your letter. I am delighted to see that you do like being fucked arseways. Yes, now I can remember that night when I fucked you for so long backwards. It was the dirtiest fucking I ever gave you, darling. My prick was stuck in you for hours, fucking in and out under your upturned rump. I felt your fat sweaty buttocks under my belly and saw your flushed face and mad eyes. At every fuck I gave you your shameless tongue came bursting out through your lips and if a gave you a bigger stronger fuck than usual, fat dirty farts came spluttering out of your backside. You had an arse full of farts that night, darling, and I fucked them out of you, big fat fellows, long windy ones, quick little merry cracks and a lot of tiny little naughty farties ending in a long gush from your hole. It is wonderful to fuck a farting woman when every fuck drives one out of her. I think I would know Nora’s fart anywhere. I think I could pick hers out in a roomful of farting women. It is a rather girlish noise not like the wet windy fart which I imagine fat wives have. It is sudden and dry and dirty like what a bold girl would let off in fun in a school dormitory at night. I hope Nora will let off no end of her farts in my face so that I may know their smell also.
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Have any of you actually read a collection of Joyce's letters? People love to giggle at the fart letters but are his more normal ones interesting? Been thinking about picking up a book of them.
These are really beautiful expressions of love outside the kinks
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Is this what literal, patrician shitposting looks like? Amazing. Beautiful.
Holy smokin Toledos it’s real

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Can someone better explain the whole language/virus thing Land is working with here? I read Snow Crash just to try and understand him better and now I'm even more confused.
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I think if one followed Christ exactly it would be close to primitivism. See: orthodox communities in Alaska for example.
langouistines obvi
wait what the FUCK is the crab code?
>crab code = 123 = and yet
please tell me what he meant by this

>I as a spontaneously free subject exist at the center of all that I do, but this "I" is not accessible for me as representation or discursive concept

This is the single greatest philosophical discovery in human history.
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could just be chalked up to machinic self-preservation, we observe similar behaviors in ants. even ameobas don't "want" to die
Isn't the best way to express the truth about consciousness just to remain silent?
Yes to the materialists that's called "epiphenomenon" in which the accompanying experience happens but does nothing but match material phenomenon. No actual experience in this way.
>and yet one that has a causal effect on the world
What do you mean?
words can be good pointers

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Protip: if you are anywhere above 20 books currently this year, you are a pseud who probably reads fiction.

ITT post your Goodreads challenge progress
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I read
>Anna Karenina
>The Metamorphosis
>The Trial
>The Brothers Karamazov
>Notes from the Underground
>Doctor Faustus (Mann)
>Catcher in the Rye
>The Idiot
>The Death of Ivan Ilych
>Animal Farm
>War and Peace
>Blood Meridian

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pretty good, but then again i'm a fucking retard along with everyone else on this board, so why would you seek validation here?
You're not OP. I'm OP.
It's not bad for a litlet
Solid gains anon. Keep it up.

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There is no writer in the history of literature who writes with the same verve and inner passion as the great Carl Schmitt.
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Literally who?
What is Aristotle?
A person.
is that tom hanks?

That's exactly what the historical record said until the 1910s, when the surrealists re-discovered him.

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>Look how many people I can name!
Who cares if literally who was the son of literally who, King of whatever?
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>The Catalogue of Ships (Ancient Greek: νεῶν kατάλογος, neōn katálogos) is an epic catalogue in Book 2 of Homer's Iliad (2.494-759), which lists the contingents of the Achaean army that sailed to Troy.
>epic catalogue
Where should I start with epic catalogues?
>Who cares if literally who was the son of literally who, King of whatever?
The Greeks and the people studying their history
same here
congrats in advance on all the (You)’s
This was not at all in advance.

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