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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature.

If you want to talk about politics, go to /pol/.

Recommended literature:
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading
Ask for recommendations only once you have browsed the wiki.

Looking for books?
http://encyclopediadramatica.se/Bookz

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Are video games art?
What about literature?
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>>7048883
I'm sorry you have clinical depression. The impact GG has is obvious to anyone deeply involved in it.
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>>7048886
>>7048888
reported for posting in a thread about video games on /lit/, nice quads doe
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>>7048888
But that's the point. Most people aren't deeply involved with it. Go outside and take a poll. See how many people have heard of it. Then after that, ask them if they care.
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>>7048894
reported for posting in a thread about video games on /lit/
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>>7048896
reported for posting in a thread about video games on /lit/

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>when drunk people wander into your dorm and start critiquing your taste in literature
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>living in a dorm

What did you expect?
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>drunk girl vomits outside a door down the hall and then follows a guy in
>I see so through the peerhole in my door
>they probably fuck anyway
>I sit back down and continue reading Kierkegaard
>my name is Kierkegaard
fucking System
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>>7048401
He's completely right
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>>7048443
That's kinda really cute, you should suck his dick later
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>>7048878
It was you, wasn't it?

What /lit/ jobs can provide me a /lit/ life?

I don't really feel like stressing
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>>7048773
>>7048777
I already have my STEM degree I don't want another, I just want a job in another field.

The problem with the "nerd culture" as I called is that I got tired of it, I still like videogames and that kind of stuff but in these enviroments they are only talking about it all day and trying new software and shit that was fun for me two years ago.

Something changed inside of me that make me not have as much fun with these stuff as I used to be, they can't talk about anything current or outside of the field/anime.

Is not their fault I just got normier I guess.
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>>7048588
read Keep the Aspidistra Flying
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Hard labor, my man. The truest, straightest path you can find to making your goals and dreams happen (I.e. A fat wad in the bank and another in some properties overseas, where you may live seasonally while occasionally journeying back to the states for old friends and reminiscing) The work is tough on flesh, but your spirit will overcome it. If you continue virtuous and persistent in your writing, then it will strengthen you, challenge you, and you will learn from it as men of the past have done, elevate you in ways unconsidered beyond the lazy and complacent. Labor is a mind churning job, which is why many like to drink on the weekend, but you should be using your mind productively in attempts to better your writing. Reading and writing are mandatory. If you do not read and write daily, perhaps taking a break once in a fortnight, then you will lapse out of your creative judgment and your writing will degrade, a tragic loss of another could-have-been.

-M
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>>7048800
I feel you mate, luckily this change happened to me through the last year of high school (I even got to state-programming competition once). Now I'm 4th year med student but unfortunately it wasnt until this year that I found interesting people to talk to (I guess retards are in all fields). On the other hand I was sharing flat with STEM majors I knew from high school and I basically couldn't bear conversations anymore. (constant bitching about Indian outsourcing. programming languages, games and pleb tv shows)


I think being doctor might fit your description and there are many not-so-depressing fields in medicine, though the study itself is tiresome.
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>>7048800
not every STEM job consists of anime nerds. might just need to try applying somewhere else.

there's a whole different archetype for tech people in SF, for instance. might be somewhat preferable to the company you're keeping now.

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Listen up /lit/izens.
We're going to make something of ourselves.
That means you!
No more shit-posting about DFW and Joyce.
No more shit-posting about writer's block.

This is the writing everyday support group.

Tips:
>Start small: give yourself a minimum that you'll be able to maintain easily, say five minutes per night or one hundred to two hundred words.
>Be consistent: try and do it at the same time every night.
>No excuses! Do not miss a single day!

Since this is /lit/ I'm sure at least some of you do write everyday.
This thread is to discuss problems regarding that.

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>>7048895
(yes, I know it should be Every Day; I fucked up. Sorry)

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ITT: Shit plebs say

>H.P. Lovecraft is a great author
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>>7046748
>stories like The Outsider, Colour Out of Space and Rats in the Walls are worlds apart in that regard.
I read that as Nigger of space and Niggers in the Walls.
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>>7045121
>He himself was very critical about his own work.
Half true. Part of it was he didn't want to seem boastful as per the code of a gentleman. The truth is he didn't want editors to touch a word or punctuation of his manuscript, lest he withdraw it from submission. This is the mark of someone who cares deeply about what he wrote and didn't think highly of "improvements".
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>>7043751
>GRRM's popularity hurts him
kek
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>>7043799
I don't think he's disputing that
He's saying that some people who read him think that it automatically makes them an intellectual even though he's entry level and enjoyed by many
It's like the people who watch a Tarkovsky film and think they've hit the pinnacle of cinema
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>i trip on 4chan

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Who is your favourite contemporary female writer?
Mine?? Pic related
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>>7048632
Is this a funny post? Seriously curious whether I should give her a read. Is she at least better than Mira?
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>>7047390
some of her short stories are brilliant and some are high school creative writing
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Probably Zadie Smith, tbh fam
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yall ever read Nell Zink?

her writing is very funny, she covers a pretty wide range of topics, and her books are short enough that you can finish them in a day. recommend.
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>>7048819
*-to be honest, family

Is it sad that the only book (specifically "Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson) I can think of that deals with rape and the aftermath of a rape is a YA novel?

What are some others you can recommend /lit/?
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>>7044724
>Telling: A Memoire of Rape and Recovery
this is a really good book.
legitimately challenged my views on feminism and such.
well written, too.
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>>7047701

How is anything you said different from getting your shit kicked in by a random guy on the street of or being assaulted at gun point? How are you any more powerless if your precious vagina is penetrated? (unless you get aids or pregnant, i'd understand the frustration)
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>>7047556
homosex as the political implications, or homosex as being a booty pirate?
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>>7047701

Jesus anon, that sounds awful.
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>>7047701
>it's the realisation that there are people who see you as nothing more than an object, a thing to be used to fill their sexual, and sometimes violent, desires, and then discarded. it's the feeling of powerlessness as you are held down and this pleasure is forcibly taken from you

I want to experience that.

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/lit/ please help, gonna start my first year of English lit at university next and am choosing my courses. Can any of your decipher which of these are going to be enjoyable and which are going to be terrible? Planning on doing two.

"Past Masters"
"Cultural Encounters - The Literature of Aotearoa New Zealand"
"Introduction to Literary Form"
"Reading Shakespeare: An Introduction"
"Introduction to Narrative"
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>>7048813
If it were me, I'd do Form and Narrative, maybe Past Masters.

But I'm not you.
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Past Masters - British Lit from Chaucer to the Romantics. I'd take it. Surveys are good for getting a feel of the evolution of literature.

Cultural Encounters - Sounds like Intro to Postcolonialism, which is one of my least favorite bodies of theory. If you're into it, I'm sure it'd be great.

Intro to Lit Form - The course description makes it sounds like genre theory and boring as hell.

Shakespeare - Shakespeare is Shakespeare. You're either into him or you're not. I'd take it, at least as a foundational course. That said, if you're into Shakespeare, there's a higher-level course that I'm sure would be more satisfying. (And you'd cover Shakespeare in Past Masters anyway.)

Intro to Narrative - Looks like a really basic outline of literary structure. I'd avoid this.

So really you're looking at:

Western Canon
Postcolonialism
Genre Theory

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What does /lit/ think of Jorge Luis Borges?

He's one of my favorite authors of all time.
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>>7047891

Borges is awesome. He's like an engineer, architect, and philosopher rolled into one neat and meaty burrito of a short story extraordinaire.
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>>7048118

What, are you some ambassador for /lit/ to /lit/? Stop caring what the common opinion is here and make up your own damn mind about Schopenhauer, or anyone/thing else for that matter.
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>>7048130
Why should I do that? Just because YOU told me to?
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>>7048134
Please think about it and try to answer that yourself, I beg you
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>>7048103
>http://denisdutton.com/jorge_luis_borges_interview.htm

Interesting interview about Borges' philosophy/artistic process, makes it seem like Schopenhauer isn't exactly his "favorite" as much as one of his interests.

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What are some works of commercial fiction that have literary merit? Is anything by pic-related worth reading?
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The Dead Zone is pretty great

The Green Mile is also top stuff

It and The Stand are both pretty epic, in size and scope.
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The Shining is genuinely of the best books I have read and definitely better than the Kubrick film.
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>>7045662
Literary merit? No, many of the books are entertaining, but the only thing you'll learn from them is what it's like to live in small towns in Maine in the past 50 years.
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"Commercial fiction" is possibly an even dumber label than "genre fiction."
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>>7045662
I really liked the opening novella of Full Dark No Stars. I think it's called 1922.

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>all these books you want to read
>neither time nor money to read them all
How do you deal with this?
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>>7047132
>tfw this poster will never understand the irony of suspecting butters is trains
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Ellen Page is pretending to be a lesbian, and also so are all lesbians. Lesbianism is the MGTOW of women.
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>>7047964

elaborate pls
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>>7048048
objectively true

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Can we have a /lit/ humour/best of /lit/ thread?
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>>7048808
Spurdo really is the best /lit/ meme
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>>7048808
when the hell have we ever been funny?

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Recent purchases thread?

Recent purchases thread.
Less than £5 or the lot. Not bad.
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>>7048597
>Neighbor was moving out so he gave me a pick of his books
I wish my neighbors were that kind. And thanks, I feel like it's almost a necessary read to understand Western Literature.
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Do you buy serial fictions?
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>>7047202
Good call on getting history of madness. I mean to pick it up after I pay tuition.
>>7047260
You should be tossed in the trash tbh
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>>7048168

I bought Laughing Monsters and Dirty Havana a while ago too, I hope they're good. Keep getting distracted by other stuff. The Road is a great book I wish more literary or "mainstream" authors would try writing SF.
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>>7047880
You do know your Social Security Card is in this picture, right?


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