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Post the book with the longest word count you've read
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1.5 million words. read it twice
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Pic related, which is around 1400 pages. If I ever read In Search of Lost Time or the Mahabharata, both of which are in the 4000 page count range, then I will have reached peak bragging rights and there will be nowhere to go from there.
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>>23311242
That wasn't the argument, faggot. Sub IQ mongrels need to stop posting forever
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>>23318011
You can definitely see the influence it had on ASOIAF. It's surprisingly dark and violent at times without it being straight up grimdark.

Very comfy and Tad does the build up to the climax very well. It's personally one of my favorites, right up there with LOTR and I always shill it. It's more inspired by Arthurian stories than it is a copy and paste of Tolkien. Hope you enjoy
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Can someone send me the children's lit chart? I cant find it. Thanks in advance cuties.
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Which is sick, fucked up, retarded. Does nothing more than patronise the reader. Like an over-eager father, who tells their son about life before they have even lived it, dilutes and corrupts the whole experiance, robbing the reader of the chance of a clear voyage. They should be outlawed. It's just a gimmick to attach some English professor's name to something great, a parasitic attempt at fame.
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If they have to exist at all, for reasons of status and industry, let them be at the end of the book.
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I've seen so many threads like this. Just skip the intro if you don't want to read it. A bonus mini-essay on the work by an expert in their field seems like a not unreasonable thing to include when reprinting a classic text. It's useful to have some biographical and literary context. I can only assume some bugbear about globohomo academia is at the root of this general disgruntlement with intros.

What's truly despicable to me, though, is people who come on /lit/ and post 'what should I expect?' before they've read a page of the book. Second only to 'is X worth reading?'
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>THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL
>just don't read it if you don't want to
>NO I CAN'T JUST MAKE CHOICES SOME KIND OF STATE POWER MUST INTERVENE TO REMOVE THE CHOICES I DON'T LIKE
you have a woman's brain
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*filtered*
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>>23323392
This. I wish there was a way to simply skip the intro, but alas, we have not yet developed such advanced technology.

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I was struck, when doing a bit of research into booktok, how so many of these women's romance novels follow the exact same script. Woman gets abducted or coerced (possibly seduced) into serving the whims of a dark figure that she is attracted to despite herself, she has to survive a new social sphere full of people envious of her newfound status being the dark's figure's sex object, she ends up prevailing and climbing up the socioeconomic ladder while getting dicked down by said dark figure. Bonus points if she's offended (read: aroused) by said dark figure's misogynistic attitudes.

You have 50 Shades of Gray, picrel, and a whole litany of books with the exact same schema, and it's bizarre because it's so hilariously patriarchal and frankly medieval. I don't observe this as if it's a novel insight, it's trivial and well-observed. But c'mon, what the hell is going on here?

How has the gulf between women's professed attitudes (feminism, aversion to toxic masculinity, etc.) and their consumption habits become so wildly incongruous? I'm looking for literature to explain this phenomenon, it's actually schizophrenic how thorough this disavowal is, how nobody is commenting on the elephant in modern sexual politics: that economic involvement and ownership has not altered women's patriarchal sexual desires.
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>>23323223
your body is going to be progressively obliterated by age anyway. you are still going to become ugly and weak and incontinent without going through a single pregnancy but the woman with children will have their love and support in old age, whereas you will be facing your body's dissolution alone, bitter and scared. congratulations, you've prevented stretch marks but cursed yourself with a lonely death. it's an incredibly bad trade
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>>23323223
Trembling spinster hands typed this post
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>>23323223
Do you just think every time a woman gives birth she just almost dies every time? Even before the modern day women survived childbirth the majority of the time without major complication, but somehow today, when literally every complication has an answer and can be solved it's somehow absolutely terrible.
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>>23323237
>>the idea that feminism has lead to lower birth rates doesn't correlate with the reality
>posts an article showing that the feminist push for contraception, abortion, and socially-acceptable childlessness has lowered birth rates among every demographic except the 1%
This is why i hate 4chan
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>>23310847
>why is ficction written by women or are recognized as good by women barely ever transcends their most basal instincts?

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Does the Quran just resonate with people better? Christianity is dying while Islam grows. Does this settle which holy text is does it's job better?
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>>23323299
Whites are leaving Christianity behind
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>>23323300


>CoLoRS!
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>>23323288
Which strip mall is that in?
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>>23323217
>catholics shilling for islam and blofeld's magic vaccine

The Pharisees were right
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>>23323434
Based schizo

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>>23322513
No
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>>23322513
I don't think Werther got many totties

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Personally, I did Wheelock's first and I don't regret it. But I'd recommend this first for anyone else I know because I'm not a pussy and most everyone else is. And even if you did do traditional elementary level G-T learning this is a great supplement and quickly turns your accrued theoretical knowledge into practical instinct.
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>>23321953
I'm curious about how somebody with no prior experience feels about the difficulty curve of the book. Having finished Wheelock's I found llpsi almost painfully boring up until cap xi or so but am impressed with the pace at which he introduces grammar. I wonder how much extra drilling and practice a complete novice needs on their way through llpsi and what chapters they would find particularly difficult. I've heard it really ramps up in the last couple chapters but haven't yet read that far.
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>>23321943
Reading Latin poetry is at stage 11 in this guide.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TugURNkc0461IQoToKIlE4hnnbRykRYYxvrfl2X90No/
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>>23321798
Thats why LLPSI is shit.
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>>23321983
Don't take this guide seriously.
The fag in question : https://www.youtube.com/@justinlearnslatin8530
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Women care nothing for the truth to the point it almost doesn’t even matter, that’s why you’re bad with women. That’s why philosophers don’t get pussy. Women care about feels and want to be lulled into security, so if truth is a woman?? Nietzsche is too based
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>>23322577
God you people are such spergs, none of you know how women are like. Women are fucking people like you who wanted to be protected, cared and relate too, but now you fags rape, abuse and torture them. So many crime cases of men hurting women and it's so tiresome, no wonder women is doing that 4B movement or something, men are complete trash nowadays.
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>>23322907
I have more game and get more pussy than you, you missed the point with your impotent rage btw faggot
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>>23323308
>4B movement
This originated in South Korea and rightly so. They have a huge problem with rape there. One of my exes was Korean and one of her own cousins tried to rape her while she was there.

But you're right, a huge amount of men are trash today. And unfortunately, women fall for such trash over and over again. It's not until their 30's that most women begin to mature and realize the men they were chasing, dating, and sleeping with were using various techniques to bed them and keep women on an emotional leash, and never had any intention of marriage, having children, or even being a real companion.

OP is correct in one sense: women are ruled by their emotions more than men are. Women don't reason to the extent that men do. This is because of simple biological differences. This doesn't make them inferior, just different, and a mature man cherishes this emotional impulsivity in women. But I do think that women naturally need structure and guidance, and our modern society is failing to provide that for them, and as a result, they're remaining indecisive and making bad dating decisions until later in life. What this means is that more and more children will be born to older mothers, so the children will be physiologicially weaker. Another generation or two and we're going to have large-scale neurological health problems. This is already beginning to happen.
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>>23323308
>calls others sperg while sperging out
Holy femcel you have to go back. Women not caring for truth isn’t a big deal, you need to touch grass.
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>>23323308
>Women are fucking people like you
then how am i still a virgin? checkmate hole

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Do you guys ever read old school magazines?
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>>23322720
I like the ads you find in Playboy, especially the computer and electronics ones from the 80s. Some of them are hilariously rapey, like "She can't say "No" to laserdisc" or whatever.
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>>23322141
last time i found one at home one page was crusty and smelled weird
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>>23322141
THAT was in a school magazine?
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>>23322747
Anna's Archive probably has a ton
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>>23322924
Thats fucking hilarious.
Too bad women today are so fucking sensitive.

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ITT: Post the juvenalia of popular authors

Do you agree?
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>>23322530
Who cares what broads think?
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>>23320363
That only applies to the damned.
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He is forgetting death overrides them both.
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>>23320363
I can't believe I can do anything besides having sex. I'm a zoomer virgin and sex seems scary and too much for me
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>>23320363
I'm 28 year old and have never had sex and I'm still not trying to.

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I've finished the chapter by evagrius: i dislike his anti-human and very demeaning attitude, he talks about gods love, yet praises a monk who refused to give him water while thirsty, he also criticized family men for being "caught up in the material world", meanwhile he was a monk who lived off the alms of those same hardworking families that he scolded for their "materialistic nature" -- but everything else I found good, he's clearly very experienced, and his ascetic knowledge is genuine.

However, I'm looking for a church father that better explains the topics I'm interested in: directing ascetic practices towards practical spiritual gifts and knowledge of god: faith, theosis, gnosiology and especially spiritual discernment and cardiognosis are very dear to me.

Any recommends?
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>>23322207
The Desert Fathers, the first Christian monastics. Before Anthony you had only a scattering of Christian ascetics living on the outskirts of villages, unless there really did exist a Paul of Thebes.

Vigilance. I can't watch the sense gates without being conscious of God
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>>23322023
He's not judging other people, he's aware of the snares involved in those activities and how dangerous they are.

A monk gets attacked by pride all the time. They must be we watchful against delusion in ways a layperson in the throes of life might not understand or recognize. Not commonly anyway.
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>>23322222
checked and true
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>>23322222
I didn't say he was judging people; nice digits btw
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I'm going through a really tough period in my life right now, plagued by very dark thoughts.
What are some books that helped you get through challenging times?
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>>23322264
>What is God supposed to do? Take our freedom away?

he does that all day every day anyway.
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>>23322853
Since God is the infinite, that's a stupid question because "lift" wouldn't apply to God in the first place
But the real question is: how long have I been gay?
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reading Journey to the End of the Night always gives me the zest for life and validates my loathing for the wretchedness of others
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>>23322726
holy cringe larp...
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>>23320553
try a good heroin addiction. after the nod but before the w/d start and you go looking for more you have a bit of time to read

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The time has finally come for me to tackle this beast.
Where should I start?
I want to learn the complete story from the rise to the fall.
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>>23323346


>>>/his/
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With the rise, probably.
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Mommsen
Gibbon
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>>23323346
Asterix
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>>23323346
Start with the Greeks
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>Mere Christianity - C. S. Lewis
>Introduction to Christianity - Pope Benedict XVI
>The Confessions of St. Augustine
>St. Thomas Aquinas - G.K. Chesterton
>Orthodoxy - G.K. Chesterton
>The Everlasting Man - G.K. Chesterton
>A Shorter Summa The Essential Philosophical Passages of Saint Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica - Peter J. Kreeft
>Catechism of the Summa Theologi - Thomas Aquinas
>Catholic Catechism of Saint Piu - Pope St. Pius X
>Early Christian Writings The Apostolic Fathers - Andrew Louth
>History of the Christian Church (Complete Eight Volumes In One) - Philip Schaff
>Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament RSV 2nd Edition
>The Faith of Our Fathers - James Cardinal Gibbons
>The Spirit of Catholicism - Karl Adam Robert A. Krieg
>The Complete Ante-Nicene & Nicene and Post-Nicene Church Fathers Collection

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>>23323321
unironically Chuds have been holding back the Church for a really long time and we're suffering even more for it due to this weird Tradcath revival where Aquinas has replaced Jesus
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>>23323333
Holding back from what, exactly?
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>>23323336
progress in theology by which diversity (of wprship, of expression, of sexuality) can be welcomed into the church
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do the Dominicans accept 30 year old losers with no direction in life
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>>23317732
Just finished the second book. Outside of sacred scripture itself this is the most amazing thing I've ever read. So much creation and salvation history that isn't in the Bible.


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