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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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Why are "intellectual" videos for normies so bad, false and with so many mistakes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJBzhcSWTk
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>>8797971
Obama has also had the highest deportation rates.

You've literally fallen for a meme, should have elected a third candidate.
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>>8797974
Socrates existed, but Plato's dialogues are not representing actual dialogues of Socrates and co.
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>>8797974
I didn't imply he didn't, I just meant Plato used him as a character in his works.
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>>8797968
im not the one thats getting owned by his own logic here, sunshine
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>>8797978
>USD at a record high
Sure is a meme after all

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I refuse to believe that the normal person isn't dumb af. So listen to this people (in my family, friends, people I know) say they love each other but when I ask them why they get stumped on the spot. They say this all the time and think it all the time but when you ask them "what does that mean" they are like herrrrrrr... you are smart and funny... very kind... (general characteristics found in 99% of the population)
In my view, either they think about this and are evil so they consciously suppress and repress it OR they don't think about this (what am I saying when I'm saying it) and that just means they say things constantly without knowing their meaning = they dumb af.
So either evil or dumb, I prefer to think they are dumb because that makes me feel better.
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>>8797864
No, I am reading another different book. Book about philosophy where definitions are important because in a debate a conversation they are important.
Love is just an example so ample that everyone can understand. I could talk about motherfucking being but that would leave a whole proportion of youse at bay.
Most people say they love and that they are loved. Or at least most people pursue love and want to be loved. Thing is, no one fucking knows what it is besides the general dumb comment about "being kind" or caring. Most people want to find that qt3.14 or that handsome guy and fall in love (or even love family members of friends) but thing is no one dares even think about defining that shit.
So they are either DUMB AF or EVIL
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>>8797896
what is love?

baby
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>>8797915
When people say they love someone and then don't know why it's because they don't know what is worthy of being loved (even in themselves).
So it's ignorance (no moral responsibility) or they know they themselves are bad (dishonest, manipulative, power hungry) but decide to suppress it instead of changing = evil. So they can't say exactly what they love on the other person (or in themselves) because they would need to contrast it with what they don't love, so they would need to change. So they just decide never to mention it and keep their dialogue at a 2 year old level when dealing with this issue (and others alike)
I think the cognitive dissonance present in saying/thinking something every day and not being able to define it is so much that only a retard would be capable of it. Hence most people = retards
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>>8797799
>denying the voice of your body/the feelings of your heart

Go back to plebbit, fag. You'd all be much happier and not shit at sex if you weren't so fixated on words and numbers.
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>>8797896
>no one dares even think about defining that shit
sounds to me like you're projecting dismissive personal responses into an wild assumption of the overall mental state of your peers

Most people realize at a basic level that love is a summation of positive traits, convenience, opinion of one's peers, and estimation of duration and potential benefits, and there's nothing wrong with that. Loving someone because you can see that they derive satisfaction from being around you is natural as well as mutually beneficial.

You say stuff like "they don't know what is worthy of being loved," which is in a way true. The unconscious plays a huge role in what makes you care about someone deeply, but your extrapolation into the 'self' frantically trying not to view itself as evil and unworthy of love is very questionable given you are generalizing the entire population.

people defining the minutia of attraction will not necessarily lead to the frank appraisal of one's own flaws. this is a poor argument, as people are quite honest about what they dislike in a partner, even if they share this trait themselves. You may claim there is a mental disconnect between someone who desires one thing in a lover but does not possess it themselves, but even if true this is not necessarily a sign of inferior intellect.

Is not the act of desiring something you do not presently deserve at the very core of your own thinking? Can you honestly say you do not wish this yourself? Self-improvement is an admirable trait, but a devotion to self-improvement is not congruous with your statement of "intellectual inferiority" and it falls to you to explain how you came to that conclusion.

I'm getting out of depression and fiction really helps me, it has an analgesic effect. I'm finishing Lolita.

Should I read Crime and Punishment ? The story and writing style seem interesting, but I remember an anon saying that it was a really black and hopeless atmosphere.
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The book is a theistic defense of moral values against nihilistic pragmatism. It makes its point through a dark and depraved subject, but the actual conclusions and values it draws out from this are anything black or hopeless.
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>>8797967
*anything but black or hopeless
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>>8797947
It's a bleak, suffocating atmosphere, but there are HILARIOUS moments of comedy. I read it while I was depressed and loved it.

Is she /our girl/?
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>>8797917
Literally who?
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>>8797940
new microsoft bot, zo.ai on kik
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who dat?

who dis?

o shi- itz u?

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>>8791514
>Muh privilege
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>>8786863
bitter cuck spotted
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>>8788438
RRRREEEE why some cancer magazine has to be put everywhere?

best by the best by rewiev of the timesCANCER fuck

it devalues a book with its name printed on the cover, but it cannot devalue it purely, but it just fucks the pure senses up
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>>8796230
I agree, at least is not a big golden circle hidding half of the cover, that annoys me so much.
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>>8796230
>rewiev

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>watching 28 Days Later
What is some good literature to steel your mind for the chance of an apocalyptic scenario?
There's The Road, maybe reading the stoics, definitely some kind of fitness books, Christopher Dorner and unabomber manifestos might help.
With the amount of absurd film and book plots that you would've never have thought would come to be prophetic, it's not a bad idea to realize that the zombie and end of the world movies might eventually be right.
Let's be ready and prepare, just in case.
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>>8797866
day of the triffids

tho desu it might just be furbies or some shit not triffids, but i would totally keep a triffid in my back yard if those were growing which is how i know i'm gonna die
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>>8797871
This guy gets it
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>>8797871
So, just stockpile guns?
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>>8797909
And ammos, food, fuel, batteries, gold..

Browse /k/
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>>8797958
doesn't sound like what I'm looking for, but thanks

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Fantasy
>Selected:
>https://i.imgur.com/r688cPe.jpg
>General:
>https://i.imgur.com/igBYngL.jpg
>Flowchart:
>https://i.imgur.com/uykqKJn.jpg
>Beginner's Guide to Fantasy:
>https://i.imgur.com/fOGNfWK.jpg

Science Fiction
>Selected:
>https://i.imgur.com/A96mTQX.jpg
>https://i.imgur.com/IBs9KE8.jpg
>General:

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>>8797875
>good court intrigue
>demons cycle

Ahahahah.
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>>8797878

Yes?
It has that, and manipulation, and a female PoV when she's doing it
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>>8797881
Peter please. Your court intrigue is mediocre and Leesha is a garbage character. The only good thing about the series is the revenge boner that is never satisfactorily resolved.
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>>8797891

>Leesha

I was talking about that muslim chick who sees the future
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The Core never

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>tfw reading 3 books at once
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>Read book for a bit
>Put it down for several months
>Resume it from where I left off
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>tfw can read as many books at once as I want because my mind catalogs and stores the information and I can pick up where I left off whenever I want
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>>8797056
How many heads do you have, anon?
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Maki doesn't smoke.
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>>8797072

Are you me attempting to get through Don Quixote?

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What are some good books on capitalism? Particularly books that are pro-capitalism.
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>>8793803

so you believe in privatized roads?
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>>8793748
https://www.aynrand.org/novels/virtue-of-selfishness
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>>8797595
Nonsense. Socialism, communism and anarchism's ideologies survive on love. Solidarity and a dream of peace and plenty.
You have to be trolling.

If not, I leave you with these eleven minutes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPEOYfzEdlc

>>8797627
If a privateer were to hang around a road to claim his an already owned thing as his property, I believe in self defense for the robbed. Including killing him. We don't need robbers But why would he rob in a land of plenty? Raised in peace and taught to ask and share and maintain roads to earn his meals.
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>>8797563

Not everyone gets paid to protest, pal. Only the ringleaders/rabble-rousers/organisers.

If you have the ability/contacts/etc to get a hefty amount of people onto the streets for Left-Wing causes like OWS, expect to hear from Soros.
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>>8793782
I hate it. I don't think you should use your sexuality as a rallying point for identity. I find men attractive and only feel comfortable with romance towards men. That's it.

I don't go out clubbing with leather, drinking colorful alcohol while being penetrated by 8 dudes. I shitpost and act like I know literature because I read books recommended on a Turkmeni glassblowing imageboard.

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Can you people help me figure out sci-fi books from the pic?
Since I could only figure out Brave New World and 1984.
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most of them are sci fi actually

ulysses - guy who has the power to manipulate time and slow it down, dragging out a day to a lifetime
moby dick - group of scientists and adventurers go hunt a supernaturally large whale
infinite jest - a video tape that controls your mind
brothers karamazov - a "magical deity" (aka alien) visits siberia and founds a cult, which provides guidance to generatiosn of people
lolita - a virtual reality simulation being experienced by a man in a hospital near the end of his life that lets him fulfill his taboo fantasies
holy bible - prequel to brothers karamazov, talks about another set of aliens (or the same aliens, it's not clear) visiting a few thousand years ago, this time near the middle east
gravity's rainbow - not sci fi
blood meridian - not sci fi
ficciones - not sci fi
stoner - set in the year 2800, when mankind has abandoned most of earth but fenced off a small section to replicate early 20th century america

that's just among the first 10

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Post things that will give anons inspiration to write
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>age
>location
>current book you're reading and how do you like it
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Argentina
Dracula
I can't see where's the good part and I'm about to finish it.
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>>8796940
>Dracula
filler, the book
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17
Pennsylvania
Heroes Die

It's getting good now that the plot has finally started.
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>20
>washington dc
>stoner
bretty good. If I finish it, it will have been the first book I read for fun in 4 years
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Seattle
Antigone. meh.

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Are self help books a waste of time?
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>>8797696
yes
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>>8797696
If they worked there'd be a lot more happy millionaires in the world.
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>>8797929
They do work.

People are just misinformed about which of the author and reader gets the happiness and success
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>>8797696

Robert J. Ringer sounds like a cocksucker.
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Those are.

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>>8792369
odds of DC Pierson writer for Derrick comedy and writer of crap kingdom and the boy who couldnt sleep and never had to reading pretentious post ironic brain farts of a special needs child trapped in the body of a mentally ill man

>112%
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>>8795885
anyone from now who can't create a new empire by being dropped into one of those two times is either inept, lazy, stupid, or all of the above.

No hyperbole if I woke up in an english speaking environment in the past I would be listed in history akin to Paul Atreides or even god king Leto the second.
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>when books were invented
>16th century

TIL :)
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I'm tired of these scripted strawman who step in, say something, then stand idly by as the guy who wrote the script "refutes" them for 5 minutes.

It's just really shoddy.
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>>8797880
Interestingly enough the author is always correct and flawless.



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