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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.

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Arguing About Retro vs New Edition

Did science fiction and fantasy peak already? If yes, when did it peak?
Who would win in a fight, Kirk in his prime or young Picard?
New book covers are bad. This isn't open for debate.



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Imbecile. Name better authors. And don't you dare just write Tolkien or some shit. I mean recent ones.
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*blocks your path*
Not him but why limit it to recent ones? The old books don't disappear just because the authors might be dead.
Personally I would say Peake is the best fantasy writer of all time. Maybe could argue Wolfe as well.
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>He only reads Modern Fantasy
Haven't read him, so you're going to have to give me some of his writing to try out.
I don't, you braindead fucking monkeys, but I'm not going to go compare two completely different things. It's incredible how many banal losers wanting that love to appear elitist end up in /sffg/.

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just finished this it was good
where do i go from here?
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eat shit NIGGER
for the record that wasn't me
we don't care about your skin color here (it's just pigment fuck off pol)
>where do i go from here?
Knut Hamsun - Hunger
Hjalmar Söderberg - Doctor Glas
Franz Kafka - The Metamorphosis
Osamu Dazai - No Longer Human
Mikhail Lermontov - A Hero of Our Time
Celine - Journey to the End of the Night
Ernest Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises
Clarice Lispector - The Hour of the Star
thank you

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Any books that answer this question?
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The existence of any spontaneous and arbitrary being negates any fatalistic perspective. If it happened once. Why can it not happen again?
The Bible
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Book of Job specifically
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You sound like you're in denial. The whole argument of
>Nobody wants to do evil, they all want to be good. Evil is a result of people trying to be good.
isn't really an argument, it's bargaining
>Ok, there might be a little bit of evil sometimes. But that evil is just because people want to do good!
Then you pat yourself on the back for a job well done and say something like
>Ha, looks like literally everything in the world proves that I'm right, while you're wrong, ha! Do I need to provide a single example? Of course not!
It sure takes a lot of mental gymnastics to stay in that bubble.
wow, anon owned that redd*tor epic style!

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The thread where anon grabbed a copy of Kissinger's thesis died.

If you're reading this thank you for digitizing it and uploading to libgen.

There is a vast difference, which most people will never comprehend, between viewing future history as it will be and viewing it as one might like it to be. Peace is a desire, war is a fact; and history has never paid heed to human desires and ideals
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Waiting for the blizzard to calm down before heading back to scan the rest.

Any standard precautions for uploading something to libgen?
>Any standard precautions for uploading something to libgen?
what format?
scans of the images or text?
make sure you have removed any name or identifying information from the file when creating it.

You guys have any good quotes that you remember or saved?

>"Open the hood of a car and it will tell you something about the people who designed it, is just one of many phrases I’m tortured by."
>“Philosophizing is simply one way of being afraid, a cowardly pretense that doesn't get you anywhere.”
>"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from."
>There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. I still, though, hold on to one single bleak truth: no one is safe, nothing is redeemed. Yet I am blameless. Each model of human behavior must be assumed to have some validity. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for anyone. In fact, I want my pain to be inflicted on others. I want no one to escape. But even after admitting this—and I have countless times, in just about every act I’ve committed—and coming face-to-face with these truths, there is no catharsis. I gain no deeper knowledge about myself, no new understanding can be extracted from my telling. There has been no reason for me to tell you any of this. This confession has meant nothing
>I worried about the sodium level of the onions sauce
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>The Hypersphere is a big fucking place, kid.

Does the consumption of media inhibit creativity?

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Unironically thinking about reading Harry Potter. Should I? I read way too much non-fiction.
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fuckin dont, go Dune instead
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Follow this guide and you're good to go.
Do it. It's fun. Then you can come on over to /vg/ and shitpost with us merulafags.

For all its flaws, the books have some interesting concepts that could be recycled if you ever decide to write.
Why is she so perfect man?
Is this a meme I don't get?

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Write what's on your mind.
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With all the talk of helicopter parenting for millennials I think a bigger problem is gen z's is hands off parenting, or no parenting.

Gen Z is raised by older millennial and gen x'ers. But the thing is most of them are just left holed up in their rooms staring at the internet all day and soaking in whatever buttfuckery is there. Then you end up with these 17 year old boys wearing skull bandanas over their faces with AR-15s for their tinder profile pics.

If they just had a reasonable and steady handed father figure in their lives they wouldn't feel compelled to go down this tragic path. The American political situation is bad but it's not as scary as these frightened boys are led to believe.
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>the "find motiviation" meme
You can't actively find motivation. Its something you develop over time by experiencing life. Not living a plentiful life also is living, it might motivate it anyways.
Option 3: Use horrible events in your life as concentrated fuel for making things better. Claw your way back from the brink and go for everything you want to accomplish. The life-destroying crises in my life have been my greatest sources of strength because it is not what happened to me that makes me who I am, but how I chose to respond to it. I am what I choose to be and there has been no man not mountain who has been able to tear me down yet.
I wouldn't call myself pretty, nor manly even thought I'm very tall and have broad shoulders.
I put on a frown and hardly smile, but I'm polite with people which may pass as being effeminate.
I don't really make eye contact either and I mainly mind my business .
I don't really know what a straight or gay facial expression may be.

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>John, how do you spell that word?
>C'mon lad sound it out: I-so-laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Resonance / to resonate
I am falling for the girl in the pic. I want to cuddle with her and wipe away her sadness.
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90% of this thread are french words

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Is he blue-pilled or red-pilled

Also how does /lit/ feel about him in general
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You're a moron.
Sweet old man, he's not feeling too good thought.
Sinus infection if I'm not mistaken
big if true
Is that Peter Wolfendale?
based and cringepilled

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Show us what you got/ will get for this black friday

I just bought pic on amazon!
Please refrain from spamming this picture.
>>just bought pic on Amazon
>probably can’t read Portuguese
I am learning Spanish and Portuguese is very similar, some words are actually the exact same.
You’re not going to make this into a meme retard

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Is this Autism?
Or Sociopathy?
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it's important to read both fiction and non fiction. If you can't find non fiction that interests you then find something relevant to the fiction that you do like. For instance if you like Faulkner read up on the Civil War. It will give you a better understanding of his characters and their response to the defeat of the confederacy even decades after the war has ended
It's not an infograph. It's a rough sketch that's part of a live conversation.
>"brain rewiring" on top
>two different tools listed
>end state on bottom
>connection in red
>minor side point inserted parenthetically
>he doesn't listen to music because it's literal brainwashing
He doesn't listen to sad music since it makes you sad also.

>he is into NLP, which is basically occultism for people too autistic to check actual occultism
"Much of the NLP field has exaggerated claims, but there is some strong reality at the base of it"
Doesn't look that bad though
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Pinker and Adams are two sides of the same coin.
Both subscribers to stupidity. Even flipping this around is stupidity. You're stupid to entertain either ones opinions or beliefs.
By the way. This is is going into my cringe compilation and you need to be thrown off a bridge.

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who here /bookish/
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hey, all ur posts are abhorrent, but post ur tits babe
why do people make reading books the centerpiece of their identity? I read to learn things, gain new insights, etc. In a perfect world people who didn't read would be justly mocked for being so intellectually lazy but instead people who actually do read are called shy or introverted because they would rather read than sit around the TV and watch the niggerball game swilling bud light with their dudebros
I have 3 typewriters at home. If you actually buy a typewriter in 2018 for anything but collecting / display you're straight up retarded.
Roasties who dress like this always end up being feminist cunts

I just can’t force myself to enjoy his writing, no matter what I do. Am I a brainlet /lit/
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How can you possibly not like Dostoevsky?
Are you plowing through a compilation of everything he wrote? Because he wasn't shy about publishing subpar material -- the man had to eat (and drink).
Sounds like you already started. And it really depends. Do you want to understand Poe from an art history perspective, or do you just want to appreciate his craft? I guess either way, Murders in the Rue Morgue is solid.
All of the stories with detective Dupin are pretty fun

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