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Any recomendations on black feminist literature? I feel like I don't have the theoretical basis I need to defend my beliefs. A friend me told me to try studying the sociology fundamentals first, but I don't feel like listening to some old white man teaching me about my own self.
Sojourner Truth
Angela Davis
The Combahee River Collective
bell hooks
Kimberle Crenshaw
Roxane Gay

That's pretty much it.

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Have you read this masterpiece?
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Writing is hard, okay?
>Legacy 2
>Legacy: Miami Vice
yes, it's absolutely trash, anyone who tells you in sincerity that it's worth reading you can count out as a liar; there's maybe 10 keks lying around in a tundra of shit
fuck thats such a good title
>L'anomie first

let me guess, you are a newfag and that was the only one in which you managed to scribble in a few unfunny sentences about cum

gib recommendations for learning material
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There's really nothing you can do but read all the smut you can find and just adapt what you like & cut out what you don't.
never fucking post here again
Writing smut is a weird level of difficult because you have to balance on a tightrope between needless over-description or yearning under-description, but you have to do plenty of both in the right places or your writing will feel dull/non-descript.

Weirdly enough I recommend finding somewhere to ERP online if you can stomach the embarrassment that washes over afterwards. You won't improve from it immediately, but it will give you a wide swarth of styles and vocabulary to choose from. Some dedicated ERP'rs are far better than they have any right to be
Read lots of other smut, imitate it until you find your own style, then publish and get feedback on your style.
>you have to balance on a tightrope between needless over-description or yearning under-description
But that's all fiction.

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>tfw no book I will ever read will have the same emotional impact Spring Snow had
The only Mishima thread I've seen on Lit for a long time.
The impact of 'The sailor...' ending left me into hysterics for a weekend.

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Is Dickens worth reading or is he just a high school meme?
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I've only read "A Tale of Two Cities" but I thought it was great. It's a comic carnivalesque history run by chance encounter and wit.
The quality of his works varies greatly from book to book.
I've only read Tale of Two Cities, not very good. Apparently Great Expectations, Bleak House and Little Dorrit are better.
Try some less known novels. Martin Chuzzlewit is a good one. Burgers are BTFO and protagonist Pecksniff is excellent.

Most of his stuff is melodrama, in the strictest sense.

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>What do you think about Hemingway?
>He's worth almost nothing, he's totally overrated. They told me something the other day, I don't know if it's true but it goes with his character. In his macho-bullring days, someone entered in his hotel room and he was gluing hairs on his chest.
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Melville, Faulkner, and Twain are more accepted as the great American writers that can stand somewhere on the world stage. America also has a surprising amount of great literature for such a young country. I don't think glorification of Hemingway is just American chauvinism, it's just that he's a very easy writer who has the aura of being "literary" and "deep" and associated himself with a lot of the Modernists and better writers than him of the 20th century. Circle jerking around him is more from hipster youths, who, again, want to read "literary" and "deep" stuff without reading very difficult stuff. I personally like Hemingway but think his relevance is fading out and he'll not be remembered much in 100 years, and scholars who read about him and the fame he gained will laugh at or be confused by it. Maybe a parallel is Ossian, who Goethe and many others thought was up there with Homer, and who Thomas Jefferson called the greatest poet who ever existed -- but, of course, Ossian was suspected even then and eventually discovered of being a fraud created by his so-called "translator". Now we just view him as a forgotten historical quirk and literary oddity. I think Hemingway will also become a footnote in the history of literature. It amazes me that he's as renowned as he even is. Although to be fair, I'll give his literary theory and its originality for the day and how well he applied it (iceberg theory, minimalism) was very influential and new for its time.
>Ossian was suspected even then and eventually discovered of being a fraud created by his so-called "translator"
Apologies, modern scholarly consensus is it was based on real Scottish poetry written in Gaelic found by the translator, but knowingly altered and edited by him to make it seem more unified and coherent and more appealing to modern sensibilities than they really were.
Wtf is this

Even if you don't like Hemingway how can anybody deny how influential this guy's style was?

Aside from all the masculinity and persona stuff, the dude wrote some genuinely great and timeless work

people think his writing is 'easy' and therefore not very good, which is retarded. it is really fucking hard to make writing look simple
Which country?
Was this said by Houellebecq? Sauce, pls.

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A formless and dull mass of phony folklore, a cold pudding of a book. Conventional and drab, redeemed from utter insipidity only by infrequent snatches of heavenly intonations. Detest it. A cancerous growth of fancy word-tissue hardly redeems the dreadful joviality of the folklore and the easy, too easy, allegory. Indifferent to it, as to all regional literature written in dialect. A tragic failure and a frightful bore.

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Stan from American Dad has a more /lit/ shelf than half of /lit/
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You've got the American Dad on Fox book, how is the prose? I don't understand why Stan would read Russian literature to begin with. Doesn't he absolutely despise commies? Seems out of character for him to like something like Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky.
>Tolstoy and Dosto

I know but that's what Stan would call them.
>He bought into the lie that you actually have to read books to say you've read them

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>I try to take away only one thing

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uh bros I am looking to begin a serious study of the new and old testaments. but which bible should I use? i'm not an expert in these matters. I've narrowed it down to three: NABRE, Douay-Rheims, and original Greek (UBS5) for NT only which is fine because that is what interests me most. I already have a KJV and that is what I read as a child but I don't know if its the best for study. thanks for your help.
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uh bro that may be but im not going for literary study, I'm after the original meanings of the apostolic texts.

you're aces again my guy i will do this thank you for your help

>no ignatius j reilly bible
chart needs update

would appreciate this one but would prefer no denominational meddling keep the recommendations coming though bros
>people shitting on the king Jesus version of the Bible?
Why? It's the Jesus version ffs
>recommending Catholic bibles is denominational meddling
As opposed to the neutral totally non-protestant KJV, RSV etc.
uh bro pretty sure I didn't consider any of those in fact I explicitly disregarded the KJV in the OP

trips ignored

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how do you guys pick what publisher to buy from? I want something nice so i don't want paperback if I can avoid it. Never heard of library binding before, but a quick google says it's more durable than hardcover.

Pic related, I want to reread Dune and own a physical copy this time.
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were books always this small though
If it isn't translated I buy whatever cheapest. /lit/ aesthetic is for psudes
yeah but i have some paperback books and they all look really worn out (spine has all that white fold lines or whatever) after I read through it just once. Am I supposed to embraced that worn out look? It does looks nice in a way I guess but still

>Be Louis Vierne
>get your cataracts rekt as a child, become partially blind
>still becomes the organist in notre dame de paris
>brother gets obliterated in WW1
>son gets fkn obliterated in WW1
>still doesn't complain
>get into a carriage accident
>legs wrecked beyond repair
>can't play the pedalboard anymore, legs have to be amputated
>re-learns pedal technique, magically restore the condition of legs
>undergo surgery to repair partial blindness
>surgery fails, left 5 months in a dark room to recover
>doesn't recover, become completely blind
>get cucked by your best friend, a fellow organ builder
>cannot re-marry, because of church rules at notre dame

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It is false standards of morality that debase and enfeeble individuals, tribes and nations. First, in obedience to some sovereign code, they lose their hardihood and increase their numbers. Then that all may live, they become laborious, submissive to Regulations; and finally-with Death held up by priestcraft as a fearsome Terror, all personal valor fades away. Thus nations of spaniels are manufactured.

The normal man is the man that loves and feasts and fights and hunts, the predatory man. The abnormal man is he that toils for a master, half-starves, and 'thinks' β€” the Christly dog. The first is a perfect animal; the second, a perfect β€” monster.
All ethics, politics and philosophies are pure assumptions, built upon assumptions. They rest on no sure basis. They are but shadowy castles-in-the-air erected by day-dreamers, or by rogues, upon nursery fables. It is time they were firmly planted upon an enduring foundation. This can never be accomplished until the racial mind has first been thoroughly cleansed and drastically disinfected of its depraved, alien, and demoralizing concepts of right and wrong. In no human brain can sufficient space be found, for the relentless logic of hard fact, until all pre-existent delusions
have been finally annihilated. Half measures are of no avail, we must go down to the very roots and tear them out, even to the last fibre. We must be, like nature, hard, cruel, relentless.

Too long the dead hand has been permitted to sterilize living thoughtβ€” too long, right and wrong, good and evil, have been inverted by false prophets. In the days that are at hand, neither creed nor code must be accepted upon authority, human, superhuman or 'divine.' (Morality and conventionalism are for subordinates.) Religions and constitutions and all arbitrary principles, every mortal theorem, must be deliberately put to the question. No moral dogma must be taken for granted β€” no standard of measurement deified. There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are all the work of human hands, and what man has made, man can destroy.

He that is slow to believe anything and everything is of great understanding, for belief in one false principle, is the beginning of all. unwisdom. The chief duty of every new age is to up-raise new men to determine its liberties, to lead it towards material success β€” to rend (as it were) the rusty padlocks and chains of dead custom that always prevent healthy expansion. Theories and ideals and constitutions, that may have meant life and hope, and freedom, for our ancestors, may now mean destruction, slavery and dishonor to us. As environments change, no human ideal can
standeth sure.
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What then is the good of eternally dreaming, theorizing, and constructing phantom castles-in-the-air, cities of god, gardens of delight, upon foundations of deliberate unveracity? Let us be
men β€” whole men β€” not clamorous, tearful little children demanding infantile sugar-plums. Let us face the fierce challenging facts of existence as boldly as our forefathers did before 'christly comfort and consolation' was introduced to un-man themβ€” -not like crouching, cringing, terrorized, oriental pariahs. Let us not be lured to wholesale annihilation by sonorous Asiatic evangelisms, that have proved themselves worthless and unsuitable to our temperament, our climate, and our breed. Let us be sensible, brave, practical; and as Virchow somewhat trenchantly recommends: β€” "Accepting things as they really are, not as we choose to imagine them," β€” or rather as they have been imagined by dotard philosophers, daft poets, and castrated clerics.

The lion is still the lion, although his teeth have been most foully filed down by abominable moral codes; his skin made scrofulous with the mange and leprosy of caged peacefulness β€” his paws fettered by links of slave-voted statutes and an iron collar of State Officialism wound around his regal neck.

Someday, sometime, he is destined to break through the vile bonds that have been cunningly laid on him, escape from the wasting decline that originates from unnatural confinement and regain once more his primitive freedom of Action. The treacherous legislators and illustrious statesmen, who are now so eager to teach him the method of growing wool like sheep and how to fit his battle-scarred shoulders to a horse collar, may then be sorry and sad (if they have time) β€” for he will probably chew them up.

Great and powerful governments, Commanding Peace, come into existence only in ages of decadence; when nations are on the downward grade. If the human animal lives a natural, cleanly life, out on the plains and forests away, where oceans rollers crash along the shore, or on the banks of the pouring rivers he requires no police-force to 'protect' him β€” no usurious Jew to rob him of his harvests β€” no tax-gathering legislators to vote away his property, and no 'priests of the Idol' to 'save' his soul.
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Among virile conquering tribes, the Ideal Man is ever the all-daring Jove, the splendid Apollo, the self-reliant Achilles, of the Constructive Genius. It is only in centuries of dotage β€” in ages of cankersome down-going and nervous disease, that the Model Man becomes a Christ. The Model Man of our forefathers was Odin, a War Lord, but our Ideal Man is a weeping, horsewhipped Jew.* A Jew for a God!

The deities of the Greeks and Vikings, Goths and Romans, were all (originally) mighty-men-of-valor, or virile women of surpassing beauty, afterwards held up (before their warlike posterity) as splendid examples of natural nobility, conscious power, daring courage, shrewdness, sexual vigor and boundless strength of character. The gods and heroes of antiquity spent their vital force in the destruction of monsters, in the seizure of new hunting-grounds, in the slaughtering of tyrants, and in the breeding of unconquerable sons.

But Christ! the God of Christendom! the Divine Exemplar! 'that Majestic Figure!' What godlike deed did he ever do? What unconquerable sons did he beget?

Behold the modern man! this 'heir of all the ages β€” in the foremost ranks of time!' His sight, taste, smell and hearing are all notoriously defective. He can harness thunderbolts, but the unerring instinct of a carrier-pigeon is beyond him. His brain has become an over-heated thinking engine, but he may not read the
Daily Morning Liar β€” without spectacles. He 'understands' more things (or thinks he does) but if suddenly removed from his artificial environment, he would perish helplessly as the Babes-in- the-Wood. He can gauge sound-waves; photograph broken bones; construct gigantic iron monsters; whisper across miles of copper
wire; but, when the pointer-dog sniffs the hidden pheasant from afar off, this erudite Bundle-of-Nerves looks on in blank amazement. The fact is that the civilized man is gradually 'losing his senses.' If he continues to 'progress' at the existing rate, in a comparatively little while, he will have no smell, no sight, no hearing.

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Been studying the philosophy of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche for the past five years and am about to publish substantial work on him. AMA.
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no one in your life will ever take you seriously if you keep using the word soy
Oh look, an actual discussion on /lit/, I thought they were a myth
>is Nietzsche
It's not actual discussion.

Try a religion thread or a Kant thread, there you'll find actual discussion.

Funny, I see Pareto posted and almost no one seems willing to discuss him. Absolutely sad, if this is the only kind of literary discussion that goes on around here.
Imagine having to explain the world through the lens of the first half of the first critique

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gimme some stoic reading recommendations lit!
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Letters from a Stoic
The Enchiridion
On the Shortness of Life
Don't support Ryan Holiday tho
Thank you! Helpful anon.
Seneca is the only one worth reading.

How brainlet friendly is this book
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its not psychogical, the Greeks believed in souls so its not about the psyche
yeah but look up the meaning of psyche
How can you be so damn retarded and have so much confidence in the trash you spout?

Holy fucking hell, what books from actual leaders do you recommend? Mein Kampf? Go back to your containment board little brainlet faglet.
It's 100% brainlet friendly since it was written by one.
Anon, your autism is showing

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