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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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tfw rejected for publication again
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>>8980618
Too bad. The next one could be that acceptance though Opie, keep it up!
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>>8980739
>Spend years of your life pouring all you have into a project
>Have to jump through hoops for some liberal idiots living in NYC
>Maybe 1 in 20 will even respond to you with a rejection that's just boilerplate language and gives no insight as to why you're rejected
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hang out with ivy-league professors and offer them coke and hookers

that, or change yourself from a white cis male
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If you're not getting a rejection every week of the year, you're Roxane Gay.

Or you're not submitting enough.
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From reading these threads I think newfags are missing the point of this meme. Too many teens on 4chan now

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Is Stirner really a legit revolutionary thinker or have I been meme'd? Seriously this guy reads like Ayn Rand took testosterone shots while writing an archaic diatribe on 19th Century /lit/
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>>8981693
I am not your dude, my dude.
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>>8981686
>LIE
Spook.
This poster is the false flagger.
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>>8981696
>I
Spook
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>>8981686
False flags are spooks
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>>8981699
Do you lie to your mother with that mouth?

Disgusting.

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Where do we go from here?
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>>8981119
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>>8981557
That weird frontier between shdgcdhc and dgskbdh
Are these fags the saviors of literature?
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>>8981119
boskeletonrp
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I know I'm falling for some meme but

boskeletonrp
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>>8981119
boskeletonrp

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>>8981276
Yes.

>>8981429
How can it not be translated? Any examples?
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>>8981276
I find it difficult to believe this will fuck anyone up, but perhaps I'm simply to desensitized.
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>>8981434
All of the book is written in very special argotic spoken style that can't be translated outside of french
I've never read anything in french or english that can be compared to it
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>>8981292
The point was that #yoloswaghedonism is utter shit as well, but it's already what lots of people are doing, wether they admit it or not (or perhaps know it or not).
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>>8981429
I've begun touching back up on my French so this is an exciting prospect even if it'll be quite awhile before I'm competent enough to read it.

Despite the reputation for it being overwhelmingly misanthropic and nihilistic, there are some really beautiful sections in it like the part in Africa where Bardamu contemplates on the guy essentially living in hell to support his niece he barely knows.

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Only god tier opening lines are allowed in this thread, I'll start with a classic.

“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta."
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>>8981304
Ideology/10
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>>8981304
>combining the meme trilogy into one opening

Is this pasta?
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>>8981304
Three keks
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>>8981683
Bottom's Dream?

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Have you read The Invisibles? What did you think of it? Personally I think it's the greatest comic series there is.
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>>8981239
By that I mean the French, Italians, Germans, etc...

Crepax, Moebius, Druillet, Peellaert, Sergio Toppi, Milo Manara, Jacques Tardi, and all the other people who are masters of the form outside of English.
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>>8981388
Try Flex Mentallo.
His Batman is great, but people have mixed opinions on it.
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>>8981395
Do tell me what's categorically wrong with capes.
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Funny way to spell Krazy Kat
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>>8981420
Just the general homo-eroticism and total lack of self-awareness.

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In your opinion, who was the tragic hero?
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Brutus
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>>8980366
Do your own homework
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Obviously Brutus.
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>>8980366
>Tragic hero

None. Caesar was a tyrant and Brutus was a gullible faggot.
every man reaps what he sows... red handed bastards
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>>8980366

Cassius is /lit/ personified:

Would he were fatter! But I fear him not.
Yet if my name were liable to fear,
I do not know the man I should avoid
So soon as that spare Cassius. He reads much.
He is a great observer, and he looks
Quite through the deeds of men. He loves no plays,
As thou dost, Antony. He hears no music.
Seldom he smiles, and smiles in such a sort
As if he mocked himself and scorned his spirit
That could be moved to smile at anything.
Such men as he be never at heart’s ease

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Thoughts on this cunt?
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>>8977172
This passage is placed unfairly without context here. This passage is a complete section, which appears at the start of the book prior to even the first chapter. Here are the opening lines, which are a better example of Wolfean prose:

>A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the cock, and the soft stone smile of an angel, is touched by that dark miracle of chance which makes new magic in a dusty world.

>Each of us is all the sums he has not counted: subtract us into nakedness and night again, and you shall see begin in Crete four thousand years ago the love that ended yesterday in Texas.

>The seed of our destruction will blossom in the desert, the alexin of our cure grows by a mountain rock, and our lives are haunted by a Georgia slattern, because a London cutpurse went unhung. Each moment is the fruit of forty thousand years. The minute-winning days, like flies, buzz home to death, and every moment is a window on all time.

>This is a moment:

>An Englishman named Gilbert Gaunt, which he later changed to Gant (a concession probably to Yankee phonetics)...
(And then you have 40 pages on the main character's father before the main character is born.)
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Speaking of the novel starting prior to the MC being born, I really like the early section on his infancy:
>Eugene watched the sun wane and redden on a rocky river, and on the painted rocks of the Tennessee gorges: the enchanted river wound into his child's mind forever. Years later, it was to be remembered in dreams tenanted with elvish and mysterious beauty. Stilled in great wonder, he went to sleep to the rhythmical pounding of the heavy wheels.

>They lived in a white house on the corner. There was a small plot of lawn in front, and a narrow strip on the side next to the pavement. He realized vaguely that it was far from the great central web and roar of the city -- he thought he heard some one say four or five miles. Where was the river?

>Two little boys, twins, with straight very blond heads, and thin, mean faces, raced up and down the sidewalk before the house incessantly on tricycles. They wore white sailor-suits, with blue collars, and he hated them very much. He felt vaguely that their father was a bad man who had fallen down an elevator shaft, breaking his legs.
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>>8977814
>Hitler fucking sucked at painting lmao
bet your mother would hang more than one of his paintings in her house
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>>8979656
>Wow please stop writing like this.
only if you stop not starting to be not retarded
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>>8981323
>>A destiny that leads the English to the Dutch is strange enough; but one that leads from Epsom into Pennsylvania, and thence into the hills that shut in Altamont over the proud coral cry of the cock, and the soft stone smile of an angel, is touched by that dark miracle of chance which makes new magic in a dusty world.

better than anything bloom wrote tbhd

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Literary confession thread
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I dislike stendhal, corny grandma bs, get real
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>>8981325
Who here hasn't?
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>>8972811
>confession
...where do you think we are?
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- i've read fewer than 10 books in my life and most were kids books that i read in primary school
- my vocabulary is around 9000 words
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I bronswe this board despite not having read a book since elementary school

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No stack and recent purchases thread?
Stack and recent purchases thread.
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>>8978543
Witam anona polaka, skąd masz tego Mishimę?
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>>8972502
I seriously want to assault you for this abhorrent collection of books
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Not recent purchases per se, but these are the ones I've placed on my bed side table .
I'm planning to have read them before March.
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>>8979268
those book covers are ugly
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>>8981460
Crainte et tremblement is great but quite hard to read. the second part of the book is better than the first one

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who are some more good german writers besides pic related
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>>8979029
>Austrians
>not Germans
Hahaha upvote fellow redditor
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add names for plebs
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>>8980514
>>8980507
not happening plebs
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Alfred Doblin
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Grass, Musil, Broch, Döblin

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ITT

>your favourite writer
>your favourite poet
>your favourite book
>your favourite musician/composer/band/artist
>your favourite film
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>>8971456
>your favourite writer
Haruki Murakami
>your favourite poet
None
>your favourite book
Lolita
>your favourite musician/composer/band/artist
Modest Mussorgsky
>your favourite film
None
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>>8972604
How tall's that Ivory tower you live in?
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Huysmans/Genet
Early Auden/Merrill
(at the moment) The Sea and The Mirror/The Melancholy of Resistance
Arthur Russell/Robbie Basho
Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant/Anything by Jarman
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>your favourite writer
Borges/Pynch

>your favourite poet
Ted Hughes maybe idk

>your favourite book
Mason & Dixon

>your favourite musician/composer/band/artist
Steve Reich/Robbie Basho/John Fahey/Richard Skelton/Richard Dawson. Couldn't make that call.

>your favourite film
Aguirre
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>>8972457
>not into poetry
>divine comedy

?

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Post 'em. Also, how do you guys sort your books? By author, publisher, region, theme?
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>>8981440
thas a different person, brosephine
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>>8981465
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>>8981440
how the fuck are there two of these people on this board right now
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>>8981368
Here's an older photo of our other shelves.

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Why did Socrates act like such an asshole at his trial?

You're being charged with generally acting like a douche
> God told me to do it lmao
You've corrupted the youth
> Just ask any of my brainwashed acolytes, they'll tell you I'm a great guy
You're an atheist
> I'm not an atheist, I believe in demigods hurr durr

You've been convicted
> hahaha joke's on you death will be totally awesome

You're being sentenced to death
> holy shit dude wtf I did nothing wrong! when I'm dead my followers will totally fuck your shit up


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>>8980314
Except for that to happen it would require the cessation of the human condition if we were to argue against societal morals because they are spooks.

Or we would have to accept the codes of morality that you have denounced and work within the confines of such a construct to achieve what is best for us within the construct's limits.
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What a glorious thread
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>>8977881

> smack talk thread about Socrates
> let's check it out
> 100 replies about some German solipsist
> one dude who OD'd on memes and now takes Stirner seriously
> five guys who keep falling for the bait
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>>8980350
>we can´t live peacefully because human condition
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>>8981659
that's why you need an ethnostate :^)



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