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Presented here is Jane Austen ma'am's writing desk.
Please share the writing spaces, pens, literary artifacts, etc. of your favourite author(s).
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Jane Austen sucks compared to more contemporary chick lit authors

my boy didn't deserve that shit
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>my boy didn't deserve that shit
>mi chico no se merecía esa mierda
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Cheers other Tarka reader.
He is immortal now.

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Beau Pere
Interview With A Vampire
Pretty Baby
Piccole Labbra/ Little Lips (1978)
Le renard et l'enfant
Case 39 (2009)
Bastard Out of Carolina(1996)
My little princess
Let Me In
Hounddog (2007)

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>Children of the Corn
children of the corn by stephen king

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I bet you people can't even agree on what "axiom" means.
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An intellectual "Here be dragons".
The event horizon of discourse.
Necessary arbitrariness.
Who cares? Not literature, you pseud.
Cow farts - no one hears. Why?

How did a modified Epicurean world-outlook philosophy become the dominant OS running on the brains of the normie multitudes?
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Actually modern people are more Cyrenaics than Epicureans.
Interesting. What makes you say modern stoics are watered down epicureans?
You are likely giving Epicurean thinking too much credit.
I suffer everyday knowing I will never have a wife like this no matter what I do
"Modern Stoics" (by this, I don't mean every modern fan of Stoicism, but the "Modern Stoicism" movement) are liberal atheists who have as their main objective achieving Ataraxia. Stoicism would be about learning about the divine will and following it.

They are watered down Epicureans because they aren't as "ascetic" as the Epicureans. There is also some "added-on" liberalism to it. So, for them, whatever the Democrat Party likes is virtue.

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>write a book
>thinking of submitting it to publishers with an alias that makes it seem like I'm a "woman of color"
I'm being completely serious, is there legitimately any reason why I shouldn't do this if I want to get my book published?
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Gib to me black female pls...
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don't hate the player hate the game. The game called "identity politics."
This. Just self publish, it's extremely easy and doesn't involve any of this ridiculous and undignified nonsense.
This means I can still read Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Plato since they're all faggots.

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Should I read the Iliad or is it boring shit?
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Currently reading it and have been hateposting about it for weeks now. Sucks, needn't bother.


Obviously, you are mistaken. The amazing thing is that the repeated imagery of violence, which should naturally have some appeal for any young man, manages to become boring in Homer's hands. Stabbing a guy to death in his bladder becomes DULL, which is no small feat for an author.
you must read it so you can read Simone Weil, and you must read Simone Weil.
You are the most obnoxious poster currently on this board. So it doesn’t grip you because it’s boring? What do you even expect to get out of it? It’s not even really about the battle scenes. The battle serves to highlight the character of Achilleus and to portray his plight. Those aren’t even key to the themes you should be enjoying the book for.
ye took me very long to read odyssey because i kept putting it down for weeks between sections
Ok, I bought it yesterday, I start today after my wageshift

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What are the best works of erotica?
which one is sexiest?
The one on literotica or archive of your own that has all your favorite tags together and is 50 chapters long.
No De Sade?
crème de la crème
/ˌkrɛm də la ˈkrɛm/

Nietzsche wasn't a philosopher, because his philosophy doesn't really make sense and is contradictory.
He's a self-help author

What he ultimately seems to set out to do is to make you feel good and uplifted. And he succeds at that. He was a good, fragile, emotional and sensitive being who suffered throughout his life and empathetically wanted to help others not to suffer the way he did.

As for philosophy, you're better off sticking to Plato
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OP, you still haven't answered me. Are you Jewish or of Jewish descent ?
"all Anti-semites Ought to Be Shot"- Nietzsche
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fuck you kike, Hindus are our aryan pagan brothers. the jew fears the new aryan west-east alliance
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devi is essenshial reading

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What's good introductory secondary lit on German Idealism
I've gotten a sense for the social, political and economic stuff but on the actual metaphysical/philosophical context, I'm still very shallow
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Ignoring the metaphysics and anything that might seem too "mystical" or religious. Making Hegel safe for 21st century liberals so that everything he says is just an interesting way of talking about a materialist reality and even nominalism or ethical nihilism.

You see this with Plato a lot too. He comes across as a liberal skeptic in some readings.

It's not that there aren't interesting and worthwhile Marxist readings of Hegel, but they aren't the full Hegel.
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>Ignoring the metaphysics and anything that might seem too "mystical" or religious.
but- that's the whole point of German Idealism....
>Di Giovanni

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I've heard that the scholarship in Magee's Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition was subpar, can anyone confirm?

>tfw have an IQ above room temperature
>have to live in a world where brainlets think Marx, Horkheimer, Adorno, Hegel, Sartre, or Derrida were at all intelligent or thoughtful in anything they ever wrote
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okay glaucon, what does it mean for a society to unravel?
/lit/ is so based that they hate a conservative monarchist for causing socialism
I don't know why you highlighted me in this post? I just pointed out that hegel influenced communists, but also christians and egoists.
Its disingenuous to pretend to not be aware of WHY he's not liked in this shithole. He was pro-French Revolution and pro-Haitian revolution, expressing sympathy for radical and nonracist elements within liberalism, elements which actually subverted the good old protestant liberalism. Even with all the trad lipservice, the chuds owe much more to the racist liberalism.
>understand philosophers entirely through /pol/ and instagram meme pages
>get butthurt when people call you a fucktard

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One must imagine Sisyphus horny
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Prove you've actually read the essay by defining The Absurd
>defining The Absurd
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the absurd is defined as expecting someone on /lit/ to have actually read the essay
Try being a little more specific
We are beings which crave meaningfulness in a meaningless universe. Camus thinks we should face up to this and even embrace the Absurd, instead of resorting to various types of suicide, be it philosophical or actual.

He holds actors up to be the exemplary, considering they change and play with various identities all the time, all the while knowing none of them escape the foundational absurdity of existence.

It is an optimistic text, and as such no true guide to the state we're in.

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Why do people have a problem with Peirce's infinite semiosis? How is it anti-realist? It seems like Peirce was heavily biased towards realism, with his crusade against nominalism and everything.
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Read Claude Shannon instead.
No, the problem is you peirce fags have a different explanation for the same thing, one says qualities do not exist outside the brain, another says they do, then the other responds to my conversation with another, how the fuck am i supposed to know who i am talking to and whether the narrative is coherent. And if it wasn't correct, why the fuck are you peirce fags getting so angry when i point out something?
>one says qualities do not exist outside the brain
nigga who even said that?
>why the fuck are you peirce fags getting so angry when i point out something?
because you don't do your homework. you're not even getting stuck on the difficult, ground-breaking, and/or obscure shit. you're stuck at square one and thinking that you're smarter than everybody else for it. it's textbook stupidity.
Do your homework and read the thread again, I am not going to spoonfeed someone who hops on the bandwagon when he has only read the last 10 posts.

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Monday Edition

>Recommended reading charts (Look here before asking for vague recs)

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your """reviews""" are SHIT. fuck off
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Read The Shadow Of The Gods
I'm not sure why you have such a snobby attitude but fuck you. I'll just go to Barnes and Nobles when I'm in the area and read the short story there. I forgot how baby-ish pie rat pukes act like snobby little man-children in toddler world where they demand everything spoon fed to them.
gwynne's writing is kind of mundane and boring
I tried reading faithful and the fallen and it's mega generic
he also dumps a shit ton of characters right at the start that you barely care about
>2 of the 3 mcs are woman

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>Start with the greeks
who did the greeks start with?
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Those who refuse to read are also considered illiterate.
>Make a claim
>Refuse to prove it
>Call people illiterate for not believing a claim you refuse to prove
Thales, some turk
Yes, they were the ones who turned the Greeks gay. The truth is now out.
Where's that snippet from?

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