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What are some good books to change me from a beta failure to an alpha sex god?
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>>10754289
Why don't you just B URSELF?
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Starting Strength
The Illiad
History of the Peloponessian War
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>>10754289
The Intelligent Investor
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Starting strength
Atlas Shrugged
A world undone
Sex at dawn
Y: The last man
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http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25457/25457-pdf.pdf

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What do you use for a bookmark, /lit/?
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>>10738781
Why bother about remembering a particular number all day and riffling through the pages when you can just stuff a piece of paper in the book?
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ITT:
>writing in the margins is okay but folding the corner isn't
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I use Paris metro tickets and secretly hope somebody will ask me about them
Nobody has
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>>10747769
>Those words
Awww
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>>10752115
At least in Mexico's case, it is mostly on Spanish language patriotism, especially Spanish majors in Mexico.

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This is the most garbage thing I've ever read. Why are economists so clearly biased towards capitalism?
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>>10754471
>Innovation halts
lol
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>>10754483
so you admit that we're always going to be struggling to survive? dead weight is dead weight, no use keeping it around, much less subsidizing it.
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>>10754505
You are also assuming this automated fruit-picker wasn't created to be scalable. That isn't beyond the realm of possibility.
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>>10754513
>we suddenly have more real estate for absolutely no reason
???
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>>10754446
>which seems to imply that just because there is demand for something, I would naturally agree that helping you produce it is a good thing. I'll admit that in my mind I changed what you really said to something like "if there is a demand for something, that something is good for society."
There are 3 implications, tho. I think what I get from your help is good. You think what you get from helping me is good. The guy that gets the stuff we produce together thinks it's good. Are these people all of society? No, but they are part of it. They can be a pretty big chunk of it, really. And what these people think is good for themselves, I'd say, is a good metric for what is good for society. The only one? No, I'd like to hear to medics, climate scientists, fish stocks conservationists, etc... and have these guys help regulating markets and state services (like vaccination). But I want individual choices to matter. Why would individuals make up a society that hinders them more than it helps them to reach their own goals?

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I'm almost done my first year at university in a biomedical/computer science program.
I've realized I still love computer science, but the biology part was pressured onto me by my parents.
I love literature and would idealy want to do comp sci/ english as an area of study (even though they aren't complimentary).
Should I try and switch? Or should I just stay on the path to make money?
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>>10753998
read the element by ken robinson
then decide
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digital humanities bruh
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better to get a comfy job and make free time for your passions than to financially tie yourself to your passions

early retirement my nigga
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>>10753998
Stemfags will never be /lit/
You must be:
>neet
>military
>lawyer
Anything else is pleb tier.
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>>10754064
Fucking this. It's huge.

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Are there any books on Leonardo Da Vinci, his work, his thought process and stuff like that actually worth reading?
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Leonardo’s beard is god-tier.
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>>10752836
All of Charles Nicholl's books are worth reading, including his book on LD- Flights of the Mind.
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Leonardo DaVinci and a memory of his childhood by Freud.
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>>10752910
he probably paid the painter to draw it so
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I enjoyed his book.

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I see none of those here
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>>10740357
I felt more like this desu
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>>10744184
kek
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>>10744265

HAHAHAHA
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>>10748080
>but YUK
ah yes the pynchon crowd i see

It's literally impossible to be a good writer and not know grammar.
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Fuck off Cormac
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>>10754150
Ewww, anon!
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>>10753975
lol no, me and pretty much every Irish person don't have a clue how English grammar works, we just go by sound and are considered to be the best speakers and writers of the language
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>>10753975
Mark Twain, James Joyce, Thomas Pynchon...
The list goes on...
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>>10754511
Joyce and Beckett knew their grammar though

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What's the best english translation of the Upanishads?
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>>10753790
You don't need science to figure out philosophy, psychology, and history.
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>>10753790
intertextual references, idiomaticisms, and historicism, just like how there are an ever decreasing number of people who can understand classical chinese
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>>10753803
>he doesn’t know
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>>10753790
It shows how much of a poor understanding you have if you actually believe we are more “advanced” than ancient civilisations. We are far less knowledgeable about the true nature of reality than them, by a very big margin. If you believe the “linear progressive” model of history you are objectively an absolutely pleb.
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>>10754061
Why? Can you explain your claims?

I've read pic related and found it helpful, however i've also heard that the quality varies a lot based on the philosopher (the Plato one is supposed to be terrible). What are your general thoughts on the Companions? I've also been thinking about picking up the St Augustine and St Aquinas companions, has anyone here read them?
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Anyone?
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I like them
It depends on the essay writers but as a collection of secondary essays it is great
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I have the Spinoza one but I've never heard if it's supposed to be good or not

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Help a pseudo-brainlet engineer out /lit/. In Dostoyevsky's 'Brothers Karamozov', chapter 8 Over the Brandy, Fyódor refers to "Bare-footed girls"; what does he mean by this?
>inb4 Google
I tried, couldn't find anything.
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Girls without shoes?
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probably a russian word for peasant girls akin to red-neck
usually hypenated phrases in translation are concepts unique to the language that cant really be translated
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How do you write, /lit/? Post an example and tell others if there are changes that need to be made
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>>10751660
agreed
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>>10747858 Yes definitely
>>10747861 Absolutely true
>>10747870 Probably relevant to a thread
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>>10748113
>a cri-fleek of pure steezin'
nice
neat handwriting too
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Here goes.
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>>10747858
That whole entire left margin on the righthand page is wasted space. Highly inefficient writing. Do you hate trees or something?

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>lens
>device
>vehicle
>metaphor
>allegory
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>organism
>sleeping
>goldfish
>dime
>catalyst
>giggles
>sweeveesweeveebeeveebeevee
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>crumbled
>bubble
>limbos
>window
>trapped
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What's the point of these threads and why are they becoming so recurrent on /lit/?
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>bubble
>tint
>asperger's syndrome
>mirage
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>>10753233
trends and tropes and literary devices in literature and how they tick people off after seeing them several times

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Any recommendations?

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I've been doing well reading prose but I'd like to get into poetry as well.
I can speak fluently both Spanish and English, and I've already read Cervantes, Edgar Allan Poe, Becquer and Shakespeare. Which other poets and poems should I not miss if I want to consider myself a man of culture?
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Coleridge and Milton; Paradise Lost is alwaya a must for reading Anglo poetry.
Maybe read Dryden and Alexander Pope if you want to go deeper; those four should give you a great range of styles.
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>>10750527
Wyatt, Sidney, Marlowe, Herrick, Herbert, Donne, Jonson, and Marvell.
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Miguel Hernández and César Vallejo.
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>>10750527
I've been on a Byron kick. His longer works (e.g. childe harolde, don juan) i find hard to engage with. Try some of these

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43845/so-well-go-no-more-a-roving
>super famous but basically a folk song he re-worked. not my fav

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43825/darkness-56d222aeeee1b
>grim proto scifi story where the sun goes out and it just gets bleaker from there. he just had a rough break-up and couldn't hang

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/when-we-two-parted
>also super famous, and short enough to memorize

https://genius.com/Lord-byron-lines-addressed-to-a-young-lady-annotated
>a poem he wrote to a woman after he scared her by shooting in her general direction (he hadn't seen her) while drunk playing with guns. sorta amazing today, shows what an operator he was that after almost killing a lady he still tries to make a move. would be a dick move if she hadn't reportedly been cool with it.


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John Donne for sure

What other book achieves such a natural conversational style? Anything written by DFW is a meme answer.



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