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post a picture and get book recs
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What are the top 3 greatest works in Russian literature?
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>>10407546
>tfw Ukranian
youre right though anon
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Pyccкий гocпoдин вкaтилcя:
1. Petersburg
2. The Golovlyov Family
3. The Captain's Daughter

Also you literally CAN'T translate Petersburg in any other language. This shit so crazy with words that even for native speakers it is a real challenge.
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>>10402688
I was the same way. Behemoth a CUTE!
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>Russian literature
>in English translation
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>>10404679
Found the butthurt Ukrainian

Gogol refused to be called Russian and literally said that the entire ukrainian identity is just a number of peasant brainlets who couldnt figure out the russian grammar so they just wrote with no grammar whatsoever

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Why is the story named "Good Old Neon"?
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>>10408471
it's a Pynchon reference or something
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When is this fuck going to write an article about incels?
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Isn't the main character's nickname Neon? Jesus Christ.
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>>10408524
Read Lot 49 and Broom of the System—he thinks he's a plagiarist and a fraud.
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>>10408471
what label is that shirt? want2cop

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R.I.P.

You will be missed.
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>>10403509
show dont tell is generally good advice. (and is common for movie advice)
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>>10403622
Yup
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>>10403509
This desu, if you hate purple prose, you need your library card revoked
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>>10403509
I hate people like you.

You know nothing.
You're no better than an idiot spewing about 'idiots spewing "show, don't tell."'
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>>10383807
how can someone speak so much yet say so little

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Who is the soyest of authors?
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>>10407364
>He retained a lifelong interest in the demonic, and even talked of writing a book on the subject
did he have any writings at all on this subject? sounds neat.
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There are hundreds of soyboy authors. You have to look at what they wrote about and the lives they lived.
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>>10408810
That's not what you're mom said
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Philip Larkin
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>>10407364
Nick Land was a Foucault fanboy who didn't even have the balls to get AIDS on purpose

This is an interpretation of Sherlock Holmes and Lestrade. What do you think?

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any know where i can find a PDF of the OED? or equivalent? i wanna be able to browse words, not just look em up.......

hook me up pls
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libgen you pleb

Can anyone get this guy to write an article about the incel phenomena?
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Can you please stop posting this, you fucking faggot?
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>>10408992
Not until Zizek writes the damn article. Get him to do it and I will stop. If not, just stay mad, faggot.
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>djou zee...uh....ah!, yes...djou zee...zhere iz...old czhehhhck yjoke....bout diz....uh...ah!..*sniff*...a woman's azz...djoy know..a female..and so on, yes...zhey zay..dat...dis azz...has the properties...of *shirt tug*...the entire soviet doctrine..because you zee!...ah..
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He has. Just apply the other things he wrote that work in both situations
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>*shniff-shniff* ... mein gott ... *sniffs* *tugs shirt* ... I mean thish ish ... *tugs shirt* *rubs nose* *sniffs* yesh the old Armenian joke *sniffs* *tugs shirt* *rubs nose* *rubs brow* *tugs shirt* *sniffs* ... mein gott .... *sniffs* *tugs shirt* *rubs nose* becaushe ash Lacan *sniffs* *tugs shirt* ... or Hegel, Freud you know *tugs shirt* *rubs nose* *sniffs* *tugs shirt* ... pure ideology *sniffs* *rubs nose* *rubs brow* *tugs shirt* yesh...

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I think we need to discuss erotic literature. Not shitty pulp like Fifty Shades, but actually fairly well written books all about sexual adventures.

Currently reading 姉の下着, which translates to My Elder Sister's Underwear, by 橘 真児, Tachibana Shinji. Japan has an entire genre dedicated to erotic fiction, surely the rest of the world has it too?
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>>10408791
Like how there is are studios that only produce hentai anime, and manga magazines that only serialise h-manga, there are publishers that only publish erotic literature
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>>10408923

what are some of them called? google isn't helping
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>>10408940
Obviously you'll need to know Japanese to read them. Just search for 官能小説, which means erotic novels.
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>be erotica author
>start buying and reading and reviewing others' works on Amazon so I can have an online presence and get more sales for my next book
>read good stories, but every time I finish, I feel malnourished and need to read something with literary merit.

There needs to be more /lit erotica. Pic related is still the best erotica I've read since I started seeking it out.
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>>10409046
>you'll need to know Japanese to read them

welp

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What should I read to cure my atheism?
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>>10403059
>tfw you realize that they don't even have the NT to take the edge off the Torah
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>>10407610
lmao i bet you practice positive theology you cuck
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>>10408594
The greatest irony lies in the fact that what good, but always in some way imperfect ideas do lie buried in religious texts get discredited by being associated with these delusional manchildren who refuse to take them for anything but the absolute.

"Who is the great dragon whom the spirit will no longer call lord and god? "Thou shalt" is the name of the great dragon. But the spirit of the lion says, "I will." "Thou shalt" lies in his way, sparkling like gold, an animal covered with scales; and on every scale shines a golden "thou shalt."
Values, thousands of years old, shine on these scales; and thus speaks the mightiest of all dragons: "All value has long been created, and I am all created value. Verily, there shall be no more 'I will.'" Thus speaks the dragon."
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>>10408785
>i bet you practice positive theology
describe what you think my practice of positive theology looks like.
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Just destroy any logical thinking and force yourself to believe in religious babble, it will be hard at first but later you get to have God and heaven which are pretty comfy illusions to believe in desu

I posted this in another thread but I feel like it deserves its own.

You can't have an experience of nothing. I don't think it works that way. Everything that exists in the universe belongs to a single entity known as everything. From the tiniest speck of dust to the biggest star in the Galaxy, we all belong to the same thing, we are the same thing, we are everything.

As humans, we are illusioned into thinking that anything outside the body is something we are not. This is not true. Just because you can't experience it, it doesn't mean you are not apart of it.

We as human beings are the way the universe can sense itself and know it exists. The Sun doesn't need to know it exists since that's what humans do. The same way we don't need to be a star, stars already do that.

Look at your hand. Does it know it exists? No. Your mind does though. Your fingers don't need to smell, see, hear, and think, because your nose, eyes, ears and mind do those things.

Our mind hides us and shuts us out from all the things that aren't our mind and body. Just because you can't control it with your mind and body, it doesn't mean it isn't apart of you.
You know, sentience and conscience isn't the only thing that exists in the universe. All the meteors, all the planets, all the stars and all the men in the universe are the same thing: Everything.
Humans can only experience it once at a time, from a single, feeble entity.
Dead or alive, it doesn't matter. I will always be apart of the universe, so long as something exists.


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>>10408989
Strawman
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>>10408972
It was a discussion of his ideas on the consequences of death until a bunch of sperglords got asshurt over the fact that the idea came from Alan Watts which apparently isn't as intricate, complex and profound as elite god-tier philosophers like Jordan Peterson or whoever else they jerk over
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>>10409014
>If Alan Watts clicks with some people then that's great, who cares if they're normies or /lit/ browsers, get over it.

Here is a more direct quote for your liking,
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Why not discuss eastern philosophy as a whole? Why do you choose watts? why do you bring up Peterson like he is somehow relevant to any of this?
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This thread is bad and you should feel bad.
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>>10409040
I'm not OP, so don't ask why I chose Alan Watts because it wasn't me who chose him. I wouldn't have chosen him anyway but OP does make a compelling thought even if it was phrased poorly, and the opinions he/she made are reminiscent of hindu/oriental yogas and practices.

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>>10407775
Because it's heavy with hope. Emily Dickinson took down Chaucer on this point long before Eliot begged to differ.
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>>10407775
I met this girl on Valentine's Day, fucked her in May. She found out about April, so she chose to march.
Damn another broken heart.
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>>10407775
Because u have to eat little dried tubers
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>>10408423

You willingly married a bisexual/lesbian? You kind of had to figure something was going on
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Because April is mid-spring - the lush, verdant, humming hills and forests are buzzing and brimming with life. It is a joyous, sun-happy segment in the year - and it happened in spite of the First World War, where millions of young men were butchered for nothing. Whole surnames were forever obliterated in the war, as the only males possessing the names were cut to pieces in places like Ypres and Verdun. The line is Eliot's way of emphasizing the cruel and almost insulting fact that is nature's indifference to and independence of man.

How do you write a poem that is impossible to translate to other languages?

worplays and double entendres?
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>>10408650
make sure you make an obscure grammatical device that requires the english word you specifically chose like I did
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>>10408652
I want to make a piece of work where people speak more than one language at the same time but I don't want people to translate it.
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>>10408656
blegh
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>>10408656
makes me want to break your glasses
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>>10409078
I don't have glasses :(

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why did evola never turn to sufism unlike other perennialist thinkers?
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Too busy getting domed up by thots
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>>10409047
he didnt have legs to twirl with

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He writes about alot of stuff having to do with the natures of living intelligence/conciousness. At least thats the best way I can describe it. Here a a few of his quick writings.


https://medium.com/ill-ixi-lli/light-as-a-peculiar-stillness-f10ab97cbb46

https://medium.com/ill-ixi-lli/i-have-heard-it-said-that-in-the-time-of-socrates-in-athens-there-existed-many-situations-5200a1d99c0a

https://medium.com/ill-ixi-lli/language-vs-human-intelligence-13441c78a733

Pic related because some of this stuff is kinda heady (to me)



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