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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 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.

Looking for books online? Check here:
Guide to #bookz
https://www.geocities.ws/prissy_90/Media/Texts/BookzHelp19kb.htm
Bookzz
http://b-ok.cc/
http://libgen.rs/
Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading
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Are you incapable of making decisions without the guidance of anonymous internet strangers? Open this thread for some recommendations.

>On his deathbed, unable to speak owing to advanced laryngeal cancer, Huxley made a written request to his wife Laura for "LSD, 100 µg, intramuscular." According to her account of his death[88] in This Timeless Moment, she obliged with an injection at 11:20 a.m. and a second dose an hour later; Huxley died aged 69, at 5:20 p.m. PST on 22 November 1963.
>"At his request, his wife shot him up with LSD a couple of hours before the end, and he tripped his way out of this world."
how was he SO based
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ummm, isnt that illegal
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>>23280127
not back then it wasn't
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imagine ruining the literal once in a lifetime experience of death with a mid synthetic psych

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I make $100 fucking dollars a week but you guys have huge collections of books.
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>>23277538
>people should work to survive
its called reality. get real.

>>23277634
>the game is set up to...
you betray yourself, revealing your thoughts. you are a child. literally underage.
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>>23272182
I worked in software for three years. Now I'm having a mini retirement until I run out of money in 5 years and have to work again.
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You could even buy used books...
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>>23274309
these will be closed soon so use them while yoj can. will be replaced with youtube shorts
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>>23278973
people only use "that's the real world" as a way to justify not doing jack shit to make the world a better place. You're lazy and apathetic, and you scoff at people who want things to be better. You're a bad person.

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Are you feeling disqualified from being human today, /lit/?
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>>23279639
FUCK OFF (SEX HAVING)NORMIE
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Didn't really see what the big deal is about this.
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>>23279976
>"BOO HOO THE WORLD IS EVIL AND MEAN, PEOPLE ARE SO AWFUL THAT I WANT TO DISAPPEAR"

It is something you would expect to be written by a 14 years old on his rebellious phase who listens to radiohead, but in reality was brought up by an hack full grown ass man
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>>23279693
It’s funny to see how much this book trigger 4chan losers because Yōzō constantly gets laid. It’s especially funny when you realise that a lot of people nowadays speculate that Dazai might have been autistic to boot.
>>23280000
You might enjoy the Flowers of Buffoonery more. Has the same main character but he’s a bit more upbeat and the book has a more hopeful ending. Dazai’s best is still the Setting Sun.
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>>23279639
am i cringe and underage for liking his misery?i was thinking of getting a hardcopy of this

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Wuxia edition

>Recommended reading charts (Look here before asking for vague recs)
https://mega.nz/folder/kj5hWI6J#0cyw0-ZdvZKOJW3fPI6RfQ/folder/guIyhAzS
>Archive
https://warosu.org/lit/?task=search2&search_subject=sffg
>Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1029811-sffg

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>>23279716
Your OP is fine.
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>>23279288
*sigh*.. alright anon, whatever you say. checked.
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>>23279652
>Thrawn Star Wars
>Halo Novelization
They're good
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>hadrian gets out in the universe/space and actually does shit instead of reflecting on the absolute HORROR of being born a rich noble of the ruling power
not surprisingly, it was more enjoyable than the first book and didn't feel like a slog
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>>23277299
>>23277323
Is all of this true?
Have I been brain rotted by anime and Chinese webcomics?

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Todays theme: No one is alone (truly)
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I want to spoon a girl so bad. I'd give up 2, maybe 3 fingers for the chance to nuzzle my face into a girl's bare chest. I'd literally get on my hands and knees and beg one to let me bury my face in her ass for 30 seconds.
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>>23280167
In exchange for living in a country/city you are expected to follow their rules. Not knowing them is no excuse and ignorance is the most retarded defense I’ve heard
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Why is this so common for men? Especially for lifters and on /fit/.
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>>23280174
I should note that I'm just being practical within predictable terms. If I do end up committing some form of investment fraud even in such circumstance, ignorance won't cut it.
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>>23280089
Normal families don't experience that. You have a warped perception

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Sleipnir edition

>τὸ πρότερον νῆμα·
>>23213007

NOTE: replace ' dot ' with an actual dot to access the links below
>Μέγα τὸ Ἑλληνιστί/Ῥωμαϊστί·
https://mega dot nz/folder/FHdXFZ4A#mWgaKv4SeG-2Rx7iMZ6EKw

>Mέγα τὸ ANE
https://mega dot nz/folder/YfsmFRxA#pz58Q6aTDkwn9Ot6G68NRg

Feel free to write your thoughts/stories/etc... in your target language.

>Work in progress FAQ

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>>23279002
Not like it's hard.
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>>23279002
>pentamic hexameter
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>>23279002
>>23279245
Anon does clearly not read poems in english yet
For ancient works, much lesser our friend does know
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>>23276508
>also the difficulty of CC is its high degree of ambiguity
So you're telling me all CC reads like Hemingway or an ancient Kawabata novel? Thank fucking God I'm not learning CC.
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>>23280188
>Hemingway
>ambiguous

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What are some worthwhile popsci books?
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The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris
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>>23274655
The unit of selection is the organism, not the gene. Dawkins is a pseud. Read Ernst Mayr.
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>>23279644
>the unit of selection is a population
ftfy
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>>23274655
Decoding the Universe; Charles Seife
Alex's Adventures in Numberland; Alex Bellos
Six Easy Pieces; Feynman
Six Not So Easy Pieces; Feynman


>>23277936
That book is not very good. A lot of /x/-tier sensualist pseudery.
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>>23277922
dawkins knows the bible is just a math textbook but he took bribes from The Great Satan to obfuscate the truth

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>Wtf, no /lit/ girlfriend who gives me in-depth reviews on what she's currently reading that isn't complete slop.
Will we ever reach the dream, guys?
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>>23280136
He is Brazilian, what did you expect?
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>>23279853
>what she's currently reading that isn't complete slop.
This is where the hope dies, OP. I love my gf but if I have to listen to another fairy-werewolf-king story about a rough but soft Chad who roars lustily for a flawless yet troubled Stacy I'm going to throw myself off a building
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>>23280112
Kys
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>>23279899
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>>23279921
>He is also in favor of marriages arranged by parents in the true interests of their families

How can a man be this based?
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>>23280090
Boys only watch porn it's disgusting

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Genuinely obscure philosophical works?

The least discussed philosopher that I am aware of are Andrew Baxter
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>>23279944
That's just not how search queries work. If you google the former, you get the latter.
No blocks on Google Inc.'s end can also be seen on my account.
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>>23279944
Just searched Nazianzus and the top results are about Gregory of Nazianzus
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>>23278907
>Seventeenth century confessional classical Protestant philosophical theology, which is too religious for most philosophers but too philosophical for most Protestant laymen
So natural theology?
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>>23279944
>nazi anus
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>>23280203
>>23279274
>Tranny

/king/ edish

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>>23280109
>That would mean nothing much happens in the first chapter
Yeah, I can tell that you struggle to see the significance or weight of the events in your own story, which is a pretty big problem for your narrative.
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>>23280182
Acknowledge me would be more natural than affirm me.
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>>23280182
nta, and I didn't read your story, but "affirm me" is something I've heard before, but only in the context of politics. Someone can be affirmed as holding an office or affirming someone could just be an official approval for someone running for an office.
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>>23280201
that’s “confirm”

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Recommend some short stories.
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the tournament of flags, i found it on amazon
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>>23278385
M.R. James - "The Story of a Disappearance and an Appearance
>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jphh_kpc7qI

Ramsey Campbell - "Call First"
>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VC_eLOsM6Ig

H.R Wakefield - "The Red Lodge"
>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2wxDDQ1EHzY

Mark Samuels - "Sentinels"
>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn_XKGzoUfY

Thomas Ligotti - "Conversations In A Dead Language"
>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K-UunHEPMJU

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>>23278385
Delta Green: Alien Intelligences
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>>23278385
The Gift by delicious tacos, as well as his many other stories
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I have looked into it and am starting to suspect this retarded muttoid nigger is sitting on a cache of Lovecraft's letters that have never seen the light of day. We may need to do something about that, if you know what I mean.
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>>23280010
He takes public domain shit and packages it into books to trick people into paying money for something they can (legally) get online for free.
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>>23280010
he's indian

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books on fall of the western world? we all know the west is dying - inflation, crime, poverty all going up. america and europe are suffering. any authors who know what's going on and what will happen next? already reading spengler as a starter but want more up to date books on the topic
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>>23278797
>women all becoming spiteful whores
implying that women weren't always spiteful whores, thanks for the kekfuel
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>>23278872
It is known
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The Abolition of Britain by Peter Hitchens
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>le pseudoclassickal chad-sculpture
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>>23278722
The DIM Hypothesis: Why the Lights of the West is Going Out

I've noticed the even the most incorrigible shitposters are afraid to shit on him. I am a midwit, but if anons, who generally pride themselves on being intellectual manchildren, and shit on every philosopher, from Plato to Nietzsche, are hesitant to shit Hume, it must mean something. Where do I start with Hume, and what are the prerequisites?
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>>23278897
There's no need to vindicate Berkeley because Berkeley has never been refuted and can never be refuted, which caused men like Johnson to throw a tantrum. Also, I don't think anon is referencing Berkeleyan immaterialism.
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>>23280013
Yeah, I don’t think Berkeley’s hypothesis is absurd, I regard it as possible, why not? And yeah I think the hypothesis of atomistic materialism perhaps not so tenable. But phenomenalism has its downsides as well. The anon’s appeal to mathematical models as grounding sense experience is literally going in the direction of a Berkeleyan immaterialism, is it what modern science suggests too? I’d say they don’t make such a decided claim.
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>>23279458
I literally said here >>23277627, it is justified if it works and has effects.
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>>23280053
I don't understand that cryptic statement mate. You hardly make any sense as your argument gets lost in descriptions of pragmatism and stances and justifications. I asked you a simple question of what the stance is and you keep talking about justifications, i ask about justification, you talk about stances??? Can you explain it like you are talking to a 10 yr old?
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>>23277050
Hegelfags are always like this. They go on about how Hegel is supreme, but they can never summarize any of his points or explain how anything he claims has positive meaning or actually solves any specific problem. They appeal to the influence he has on other thinkers afterwards, but can't outline any actually meaningful points for shit, and each seem to have their own idea in their own head of what the real significance of his work is.

It's bizarre, because I really wanted to appreciate Hegel and looked forward to diving deep into his ideas, but every attempt at seriously engaging with his work has resulted in having piles of barely motivated abstractions shoved in my face without clear justification. It's a strange and disappointing experience, because it's unlike what I get from any other renowned philosopher, where, even if I disagree with them, they at least seem to be honestly trying to convey specific ideas convincingly, even 'tough ones' like Kant and Heidegger can at least seem to explain why they are trying to get at, and lay down the core of their aims, but Hegel seems to barely attempt such a thing and is quick to assume that he is justified and that he simply needs dismiss other ways of approaching the things he's talking about.


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