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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature, specifically books (fiction & non-fiction), short stories, poetry, creative writing, etc. If you want to discuss history, religion, or the humanities, go to /his/. If you want to discuss politics, go to /pol/. Philosophical discussion can go on either /lit/ or /his/, but ideally those discussions of philosophy that take place on /lit/ should be based around specific philosophical works to which posters can refer.

Check the wiki, the catalog, and the archive before asking for advice or recommendations, and please refrain from starting new threads for questions that can be answered by a search engine.

/lit/ is a slow board! Please take the time to read what others have written, and try to make thoughtful, well-written posts of your own. Bump replies are not necessary.

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http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

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I read this recently and don't quite understand the praise. I enjoyed a few stories and I appreciate the idea of creating a book that encapsulates how people interacted and felt in a certain city in a certain time, but most of the book bored me. I didn't take much away from it either. Can someone explain why people seem to love it so much?
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>>8318022
he will just be left in an even deeper reference hell
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>>8318031
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Was Mrs Kearney in the right in A Mother, or was she being a bitch?
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>>8318042
She was a top lad and doesn't afraid of anything
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>>8318042
The original helicopter/stage mom

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Post your storys, poems, plots etc. and get critique or criticize others work.

constructive critique preferred.
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>>8318034
What would you have said about it if I hadn't mentioned it's an opening?
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>>8317907
Sorry Svetlana, didn't mean to upset you baby
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>>8317907
How's living in Slavland Sveta
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>>8318044
I'd say it's absolute dogshit. It is. Doesn't matter where you put it.
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>>8318034
Actually no, if you know what you're doing.

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Is it even possible to be a patrician if you didn't go here? Is there even any point in living? Gravity's Rainbow and Moby Dick even mention it by name.

t. didnt go there
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>>8316295
No, your undergrad institution/major means literally nothing to American law schools. The only things they care about (outside of maybe Yale and Stanford) are grades and LSAT. Keep your GPA up and score in the 170s. If you do, you can go wherever you want. It is 100% a numbers game.
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>>8316341
How am I edgy? Those are things that really go down.

Need I mention the Stanford Prison Experiment or Penn State's serial child-molesting football coach?
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>>8316302
thanks for cringe, u pretentious faggot
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>>8316589
and what if I have a 3.2 and score 176 on LSAT?
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>>8318065
lawschoolnumbers.com

>tfw 160 in 2005 and dodged the "if you go to lawschool you will be rich myth

Thank god for somethingawful and jdunderground

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Why are female writers so vastly inferior to male writers?
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>>8317220
there is no room for women in the men's locker room, sorry Nick(ita)

if we don't like it, we don't like it, and you whining about sexism, won't change the fact that men and women are different, and women can't write
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>>8317635
Sneer
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>>8317220
>and the playing field is still far from even
There are plenty of programs, policies, and scholarships solely for women. More females are graduating from higher education than males. You're right that the playing field still isn't even, it just swung the other way.
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>>8317220
You're right.

That's why we need separate women's literature and men's literature canons and courses. Since they can't possibly be judged by the same standards.
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>>8317316
Loud laughter

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hi /lit/
i plan on killing myself later this week.
what are some good books to help me
let go?
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The Sorrows of young Werther, if you were in love once.
Maybe some short stories from Kafka. I really liked an imperial message (not sure if thats the name in english).
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>>8316697
let go of what, life? seems like you've already made up your mind. just pull the trigger
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>>8317445
i went to 4 gun stores.
3 of them don't exist;
1 of them is closed.
ya know, the more
i think about it,
the more it seems like
i've been killing myself
for a long time.
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Eat healthy
Exercise
Practice mindfulness meditation
Set goals
Pursue meaningful relationships
Forge beneficial habits
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>>8316697
ask me how I know you've jerked it to tranny porn

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Has there been a modern classic published in the 2010s yet?
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>>8318040
On the Edge by Chirbes
The Neapolitan Novels
Soumission
The Buried Giant
Arguably Vollman

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I'm looking to read something about how to write better that contains grammar rules as well. Is pic related the best place to start? Also interested in recs for a more intermediate/advanced writer.
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>>8318054
infinite jest
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New Oxford Guide to Writing

guaranteed to upgrade your shit.

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What are the best books you have read about sex and relationships? The kind of book that changed your opinion or broadened you mind? Perhaps a book that shocked you? Pic related, quite a good book about the dangers of shagging about
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Atlas shrugged

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write your suicide note in this thread.
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>>8313496
Alas poor soul! *dies by ultra oven exposure*
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>>8313496
is that gira?
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>>8317111
yeah
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nowhere is better than here
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My tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I
Got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window
And I can't see at all
And even if I could it'll all be gray
Put your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it's not so bad
It's not so bad
My tea's gone cold I'm wondering why I
Got out of bed at all
The morning rain clouds up my window
And I can't see at all
And even if I could it'll all be gray
Put your picture on my wall
It reminds me, that it's not so bad

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*DING DING* STEP BACK PATRICIAN TRAIN COMING THROUGH

recent purchases thread.
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>>8317340
penrose
a textbook
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>>8317233
can't you just you know read real theologians? you should be less worried about your fedora being on so tight and more about how awful tastes in /lit/ and /religion/ you have. have fun being a millennium baby.
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>>8306930

>Tolstaya
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>>8316178
are those ones with the green stickies the ones you've blasted through once, blasted a load on then rated on goodrates
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>>8316859
there's nothing I enjoy more than seeing a weak front hinge on the first volume of a book, and all pristine after that

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Recommendations:
>Fantasy
Selected: http://i.imgur.com/r688cPe.jpg/
General: http://i.imgur.com/igBYngL.jpg/
Flowchart: http://i.imgur.com/uykqKJn.jpg/
>Sci-Fi
Selected: http://i.imgur.com/A96mTQX.jpg/
General: http://i.imgur.com/r55ODlL.jpg/ http://i.imgur.com/gNTrDmc.jpg/

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>>8318048
why dont you try it pussy
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>>8317988
>>8318048
just write it you idiots, protip, ITS GOING TO BE SHIT

thats why editing exists. keep fucking working. Treat everything as an exercise, dont ever jerk yourself off about some "magnum opus", its the audience that decides those things
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>>8318052
>protip, ITS GOING TO BE SHIT

not if you're actually talented
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>>8318055
Talent is just raw material, its worthless if you don't hone it.
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>>8317988
You've already made an outline right?

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The kind that doesn't have any
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Kendrick Lamar
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Nas desu
PJ Harvey up until her latest album also

Hi, /lit/.

I'd liike to read some poetry in Spanish. What author do you recommend? Lorca? Neruda? Hernandez?
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>>8315886
Is Borges' poetry any good?
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>>8315935
http://borgestodoelanio.blogspot.com.co/2014/10/jorge-luis-borges-tamerlan-1336-1405.html

you tell me.
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>>8315863
Hoy estoy sin saber no sé cómo, hoy estoy para pensar solamente, hoy no tengo amistad, hoy solo tengo ansias de arrancarme de cuajo el corazón y ponerlo debajo de un zapato.


Hoy reverdece aquella espina seca, hoy es día de llantos en mi reino, hoy descarga en mi pecho el desaliento plomo desalentado.

No puedo con mi estrella.
Y me busco la muerte por las manos mirando con cariño las navas, y recuerdo aquella hacha compañera, y pienso en los más altos campanarios para un salto mortal serenamente.

Sino fuera ¿Por qué?... no se porque, mi corazón escribirla una postrera carta, una carta que llevo allí metida, haría un tintero de mi corazón, una fuente de silabas, de adioses y regalos, y ahí te quedas, al mando le diría.

Yo nací en mala luna.
Tengo la pena de una sola pena que vale más que toda la alegría.

Un amor me ha dejado con los brazos caídos y no puedo tenderlos hacia más.

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What's the name of the poet who wrote about el gitano? I remember that being pretty good
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>>8317565
Romance gitano en NY?
Garcia Lorca

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Does my GF have good taste, /lit/?

Also, guess her age, ethnicity, and top-tier university to be attended.
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Black, 19, UCLA

She's got shit taste btw.
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>>8318016
Black 18 Columbia
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white, 23, america
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>>8318027
Not close, and yeah, I agree
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>>8318046
oh, I thought we were guessing locations

I dont give a fuck, it could be literally anywhere, but she's definitely white


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