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What does /lit/ think of Bizarro fiction? (Carlton Mellick iii, etc.)
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>>10393290
>Bizarro fiction
It's bizarre.
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>>10393290
I got an anthology of it back when I read about Bizzaro lit in a Dennis Cooper essay. Most of it seemed like hasty creative writing workshop output. Felt like I was wasting my time.

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>everyone wants to fuck their mom
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>>10394257
Not him but there are many. I used to collect psychology books as a kid. Unfortunately I don't recall which ones have stuff on emotion like the post you replied to, but there's heaps out there.
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>He doesn't wish his mom was attractive so that he would want to fuck his mom
>tfw mom-fetish but your own mother is ugly
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>>10381868
Daria is a slut
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>>10382231
>Or does this make me a cuckold? I'm basically sharing my wife.
sometimes i get a suddent moment of clarity regarding the culture of this anime website
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>>10382182
Damn Jane is thick af

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I'm about half-way through the Philosopher's Stone right now and I like how Rowling is consistently imaginative and keeps everything moving forward at a fast pace. I'm not in love with the book by any means but it's highly consumable. I'm not sure if I'm going to continue onto the next book in the series, but likely not.

What is your opinion on the Harry Potter series?
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>>10393554
Not interested
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>>10393284

i dont get the appeal either
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>>10393534
jesus you guys might be psychotic, how do you get this angry about nothing
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Gotta say she has some fantastic feet
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>>10389772
Would have really enjoyed them when i was younger but i was busy watching porn all day

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So why does nobody seem to talk about this one?
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>>10393921
I have my gripes about pynchon, but bad writer isn't one, and one I don't think holds up.
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>>10393882
I don't know, I kinda liked it. Had a comfy feel to it...
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currently reading V. I want to read Vineland eventually though, seems really interesting.
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>>10393882
>read muh light in the darkness that is contemporary culture
>forced happy ending
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>>10393882
I didn't like it very much so I don't post about it.

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Academic """humour"""

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>be me
>learn french, read Camus in original french
>learn german, read Kafka in original german
>see qt3.14 at book store
>shes reading the journals of Albert Camus
>slightly sperg out, talk to her about it
>shes super excited
>be me, prepared for this moment
>"La lutte elle-même vers les sommets
>suffit à remplir un cœur d'homme."
>"Il faut imaginer Sisyphe heureux"
>"lolwat?"
>shes intrigued
>get lunch together
>getting the eyes

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You would have just texted a lame joke about red vines anyway
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>>10393561
why the FUCK didn't YOU ask her for HER number?
and if she gave you the eyes, she would definitely call.
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>woke up at 7 from very restless sleep
>Girlfriend texted me at 6 saying she loves me and hopes I have a great day
>Talk to her for a bit
>Get out of bed at 730, get ready to go to final at 8
>Final is actually at 9 but I walked a half mile in the cold to get there
>Go to Cafe and start drinking coffee
>On third cup
Wew lads, not too bad, not too great, but probably good overall. All I want to do is read brothers karamazov rn, I'm really digging it. I also drop out of college tomorrow and start work as a union carpenter/struggling writer in January. I'm still a young boy, just 18, and I feel like I have my whole life ahead of me, although I'm already making decisions that will impact the rest of my life.
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>>10394929
ah to read dostoevsky again. check out Petersburg by Bely when you're feelin frisky.

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You know the drill
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>>10387344
Life During Wartime
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>>10392463
Donleavy - The Ginger Man
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>>10393833
David Copperfield

Just bought pic related. What am I in for lads?
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>"What is rather surprising is that at least three of the characters – Philip Schnäbele, Jean-Yves Fréhaut and Catherine Lechardoy – actually exist, and have simply been plonked into the book. Understandably, they took it badly: they are represented, like many characters in Houellebecq’s novels, as pointless and pathetic. (‘Her ugly little face is glum, she regularly wipes her glasses. I even wonder if she hasn’t been crying; I can just picture her breaking into sobs in the morning as she gets dressed, all alone.’) Demonpion records the grievances of Schnäbele (in the novel, a self-aggrandising IT manager known as ‘the Serpent’), who has no memory of meeting Houellebecq: ‘I recognise myself in his descriptions. He describes my office, mentioning the posters that I had up at that time, which proves that he was physically there – but from a very biased point of view. That said, an author has every right to his freedom of expression. I just wish he’d changed my name.’"
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I think I've found a free copy of Houellebecq's biography here:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/185072322/Houellebecq-Non-Autorise-Enquete-Denis-Demonpion

If any French anons could help (properly) translate some passages I post here I'd appreciate it.
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>>10391478
and you'd say that Atomized is inferior to both of them?
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>>10394787
we've had a thread on this before. absolutely based stuff, made me love Memeful Michel even more.
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Never forget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlqG0-9SBPA

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Common guys let's face it.
With rap music existing, why are they still poets writing, what is the point ?
Rap has just more possibilities to explore. It just seems to me like writing poetry doesn't make anymore sense today.
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>>10392410
This is bad
Did you write this?
If you did, dont.
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What is the Paradise Lost of rap music?
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>>10390872
based eyedea
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>>10393740
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>>10393740
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6YJjkO7F5A

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Hi /lit/ I'm not from here but is there a book you guys recommend that's so depressing it'll push me to finally kill myself?
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I hate 4chan. What are you going through anon?
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I’m reading a short story collection called "Evening Proposal" by one Hye-young Pyun right now. I don’t think it’s especially famous, but certainly it is very depressing. Every story has a man trapped in an incredibly dull life being confronted with some kind of change or difficulty, unable to handle it.

E.g. in one story a guy is taking up a job in a branch of his company (branches of faceless companies feature in almost every story) and moving into a house there that’s supplied by the company more or less, with his pregnant wife. They move into this house without even having looked at it beforehand, and it turns out there is a giant dog, actually not aggressive, just very playful, guarding this house and another one. Now the pregnant wife is so afraid of this dog that she cannot leave the house alone. The owner of both houses refuses to do anything about this dog.
Now this is a situation a sane man could reasonably handle in a number of ways, right? It’s not a giant blow of fate.
Yet this guy goes mental (and all this is still told in a very dull tone), baiting the dog deep into a dark forest, where he chains and poisons it. Then darkness has fallen and the guy cannot find his way back. He stumbling through the forest, gets covered by a cloud of mayflies (they invade his nostrils and all), eventually sets the woods on fire and passes out. That’s the end of this story, and they’re all like that.

I guess it’s slightly of Kafkaesque, and thinking of this, Kafka also wrote some stories which I think should be very suicide-inducing. "The Judgement" is my favorite one. Maybe you can just read it half a dozen times in a row and be done with it.

Another yet unmentioned author is Thomas Bernhard. All his works have a despairing tone, but some have a kind of darkly humorous ending -- these are probably not what you’re looking for.
Some which are bleak from front to back (afaik, haven’t read all of them):
- Early stories
- Extinction
- Frost
- The Lime Works
- Concrete
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>>10393624
Skylark
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>>10393624
Carrots all the way down by Bugs Greeny
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>>10393624
ready player one

>be me
>fuck around most of my life, shit family, tons of drama
>mess about with the wrong crowd
>get my life together, somehow stumble into a career
>I'm tasked with overseeing this school, making sure things are running smoothly
>work my way up, never learn to socialise with the newer workers
> people assume I fucking do a lot of shit but I just spend time in my office with my pets that no one has noticed
>kind of lonely
>barely hang on to the job, pretty much cause no one else wants it and there is always some stupid fucking shit happening. Luckily we have a good PR/legal team so none of this gets out
>Every day I ask myself why i still deal with these shithead kids


fast forward

>1991, be me

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I'm no literary genius but I think this is a synopsis of harry potter
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>>10393442
Ohh... Thanks, the Simpsons I threw me off the trail
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>>10393442
A 50+ year old doesn't speak like this.
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>>10393442
>>10393739
I concur
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i liked it

where do you guys get your pdfs from? Is there a private tracker or something? I feel like I'm missing something, why is there no obvious repository for all this stuff?

(does anyone have cyberpositive? I just want the damn book without going to a library in the Capital its not the fucking middle ages)
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libgen is pretty good, though I am limited by my failed attempts to get into private trackers
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>>10393294
>libgen
that is pretty good, thanks.
it doesnt have the book I want but I'll take it
what private browsers do you know of?
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>>10393334
aaaarg.fail is the one I've been trying to get invited to. It seems to have a lot of academic works
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>>10393334
try b-ok.org

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Which writer had the most interesting life?

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>>10393809
Based Junger.
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>>10391694
We know everything from Socrates from Plato and his students, he didn't need to write anything. Western Philosophy is all bascially footnotes to Socrates and he didn't even write anything. That adds more cause to the BTFO'ing he did.
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>>10394821
yeah son, only problem is that you couldn't figure out the word WRITER in OP
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>>10391632
Frank H. Mayer (May 28, 1850 – February 12, 1964)
>Drummer boy at 13 in Union Army.
>Saw battles of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg
>Saw Robert E. Lee surrender at Appomattox
>Fought in various indian wars
>Fought in Spanish–American War at 48.
>Became a buffalo hunter
>Became a US Marshal for now ghost town of Buckskin Joe
>Wrote 3 books
>Claimed to have been in every country then in the world except Siberia and Tibet
>killed his last buck at age 102.
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>>10394850
Neither of those is a country

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Did you read pic related and if so what did you think? Robert was obviously way out of line.
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>>10394856
3/10 poor attempt at a thread

What do you think of the nibelungenlied?

Also, how do you into Arthur? Should we make a graph?
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If we do make a chart for Arthur can it start with Beowulf?
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>>10394858
There is a sixth century text that predates Beowulf: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliography_of_King_Arthur



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