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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.

Looking for books online? Check here:
Guide to #bookz
http://www.geocities.ws/prissy_90/Media/Texts/BookzHelp19kb.htm
Bookzz
http://bookzz.org/
Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

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Has anybody read this? What does /lit/ think of this novel. Is it more relevant as time progresses?
Also, any recommendations are highly appreciated.
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I liked it. People generally love DeLillo, or find his dialoge annoying. Read the first 5 chapters (They probably amount to less than 20 pages), if you like them, finish the book (which gets gradually better and better) then read 'End Zone' (by DeLillo as well).
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>>9297424
I'm >>9297370
Underworld is incredible, but is emblematic of what I was saying about flashes of brilliance, but not necessarily consistency. There are two events in particular in Underworld that are incredible; one at the very beginning, and one later on that was reproduced as a short story called 'The Angel Esmeralda'
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>>9297163
the penguin headquarters sees all
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>>9297401
Actually, cartoon-like is a fair assessment on other grounds. Like Nabokov's Laughter in the Dark or Faulkner's wonderful book The Hamlet, coloring is overbright, and the action is almost too 'thematized' or thematic. Clearly DeLillo was attempting to do something different in this book so far as its composition is concerned, than in either Libra or Mao ii, for instance, where the characters are less stylized. And I think it works, having enjoyed it as much as the other two.
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>>9297163
I didn't like it all that much. It felt very heavy handed, and like a good version of Franzen with a 'message'.

Why is fascist literature so widely discarded?
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>>9299201
>he's not wrong
Yes, he is.
According to the World Bank and OECD analysis only Nicaragua, Honduras, and Haiti have a lower per capita PPP GDP.
Toss in political freedom indexes, personal freedom indexes, etc. and Cuba is such a shithole only Venezuela (another Commie pest hole) and Haiti are worse off.
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>>9299223
Anarchists, socialist and communists have always been the most militant and most eager to organize strikes and so on. Why else do you think communists are so obsessed with imagery of workers? They even put tools on their flags.
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>>9299227

Well, fascism was working pretty well, but we'll never know how it will work over time.

Communism never worked, its the biggest failure of an ideology surpassing even Islam, and that's a pretty massive fucking failure! Somehow, though, there consists a wide blanket of people in the world stupid enough to actually want to try it again. These people should be euthanized.
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>>9299225
t. tankie
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>>9299215
>Poland was viewed as a none country
I'm sure the Polish that fought against them and the states that guaranteed it felt that way.

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No seriously... how do I get a qt /lit/ gf? The type that just really enjoys reading serious literature. The literature courses in my country are overrun with dumbasses who just want to be Elementary teachers left and right. A boyfriend would suffice too tbqh.
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>>9299160
graduate studies

you pump and dump undergrads because they are disposable

the true goats are postgrad
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>>9299160
I want a gentle literate woman
https://youtu.be/NWbxH2zWvlw
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I just want a qt who reads books, loves animals, and wants a ton of children. Is this too much to ask for?

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post a picture and another anons will recommend you a book based on that picture.

i'll start.
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>>9299164
The Makioka Sisters
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>>9299197

god no... not japanese
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>>9299200
Asian are the fucking same clone, pls, anon.

the difference is Koreans do plastic surgery.
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Starting to reading this bad boy
What am i in for?
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Beckett-lite and trivial info about painters. first few pages are amazing. his later books are better
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PoMo wankery

Write what's on your mind.
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>>9298988

I don't like you.
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>>9299081
>*and retention are so
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>>9298983

I'm a writer too. I just finished a short story set sometime in the future where Amazon has given up on self-delivering tampons.
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>>9299077
It seems useless to explain the charm and benefits of speaking multiple languages to a philistine such as yourself.

>speaks only English, devoid of any beauty and a utilitarian language
>shuns other languages
>wew
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>>9299081
>cites a site that doesn't provide a sauce

You deserve a medal

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>In her book Hunter: The Strange and Savage Life of Hunter S. Thompson, biographer E. Jean Carroll starts the first chapter with a detailed account of the excess of her subject. Here's what Carroll reports as a sample daily routine for the gonzo journalist (note that it begins at 3pm):

>3:00 p.m. rise
>3:05 Chivas Regal with the morning papers, Dunhills
>3:45 cocaine
>3:50 another glass of Chivas, Dunhill
>4:05 first cup of coffee, Dunhill
>4:15 cocaine
>4:16 orange juice, Dunhill
>4:30 cocaine
>4:54 cocaine
>5:05 cocaine
>5:11 coffee, Dunhills
>5:30 more ice in the Chivas
>5:45 cocaine, etc., etc.

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>>9293027
Did Rolling Stone really pay that well?
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>>9297652

aw dude I've seen so many people go from sorta-functional dependence to longer acting expensive opiates to cheap fent and basically gunning their dependence to 100 miles per hour and wrecking themselves. Fent is so bad because it raises your tolerance so quickly to the point where even the most 10/10 of traditional opiates (oxymorphone, uncut heroin) don't even touch their tolerance. Ive also seen people do the same with I.V. hyromorphone.

Short acting opiates wreck you fast as they become unsustainable. Being addicted to the longer acting ones like poppy tea, heroin, methadone all can be sustained for a good bit but the post-withdrawal of life being vaguely uncomfortable and empty just goes on and on. Thank god for weed.

stay away from long-halflife downers anons.
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He was a tryhard faggot tbqh
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>>9294561
>football season is over :(
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>>9297734

>>>/x/

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Men read because they either enjoy the activity abstracted, or because they want to improve themselves and become more intelligent.

Women read as an affectation: they want others to notice them as this gives them satisfaction, and they want to appear more intelligent and interesting.

Someone explain this difference to me. Is it due to nature, or is it a result capitalism and women being more impressionable? How is it that women are unable to enjoy any activity qua activity, and are only interested in the social consequences?
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>>9299110
>reee women are roasties

Grow up, virgin.
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Men make unsubstantiated shitposts on 4chan.

Women stay off the internet and read books.

Someone explain this difference to me. Is it due to nature, or is it a result capitalism and men being more autistic? How is it that men are unable to just shut up and read a book, and are only interested in impressing people with their hot opinions on anonymous imageboards?
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>>9299110
Quite the generalisations there

Got any sort of measurable or demonstrateable evidence to back them up?

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Thinking about starting a diary so I can write down my honest and uncensored opinions about things.

How often do you think I should update it and do you know any other general tips?
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Just start with it. Chances are one of the following things will happen:

1. You will look at the things you wrote the day before and cringe about how hopelessly stupid and juvenile and self-centered you sound in your whiny ramblings.

2. You will become a teen edgelord who writes black metal-esque poems about his mum talking to loud in the room next to him while he watches anime. You will then proceed to post this kind of tripe to get attention.
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>>9299194
>filename
kek

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Can you recommend me an obscure book about teen angst, please?
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Min Kamp 1 and 4
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Cannot believe noone has proffered catcher of the rye. Should definitely be your starting point.
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>>9296773
>pic related

Good mix of people who hate it or love it. Fucking weird regardless
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>>9296803
ah man this is funny sstuff
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>>9296783
Did you notice that Assy quoted the opening line from The Bell Jar from memory in an episode of Assy McGee?

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Solipsism and Wittgenstein

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I want to get into Pynchon. What is the best book to start with? I want to save GR as one of the last. I read "V" and very much liked it. Something similiar would be great.

In what order did you read Pynchon?
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>>9298940
Lot49 -> GR
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>>9298970

thanks man
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>>9298940
I wouldn't really recommend saving GR for last, but if you're going to do it anyway, start with V, Crying, and Mason and Dixon. Everything else is completely dispensible.
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>>9299120
>dispensible

this man is an idiot... don't listen to him
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>>9299120
>He hasn't read Against the Day

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>My professor pronounces Goethe Go-eth
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>going to a shit university
shiggy diggy
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>>9298936
Go tea
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>>9298942
>Going to university

AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHHA

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Do I, as an individual, matter? Explain your view. Thanks
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>>9298930
I honestly don't know, but if I see that you need help with something, I'll try my best to help you, even if helping you means to kill you.
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>>9298934
>>9298947
definitely is a matter of perception, because i'd say no, and yes, and anon would say you're a faggot
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>>9298930
matter on what scale?
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I myself as the unique individual am the most important being in existence, but you yourself are of no consequence at all unless you influence my ambition in some major fashion
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>>9298930

you don't matter

none of this matters



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