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Is anyone on this board familiar with Ana Maria Matute? More specifically, with her collection 'Historias de la Artamila'?
I'm more familiar with her double fisted handjob technique
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Was that lame joke really worth the effort of typing it and solving the captcha?

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Loki said:
“Hush thee, Freya,a whore thou art,
and aye wast bent on ill;
in thy brother’s bed the blessed gods caught thee,
when, Freya, thou didst fart.”

What did they mean by this?
Good find

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do millennials really think pop culture is this important? its like they think their childhood nostalgia carries some religious importance
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>Wil Wheaton
Is it possible to make a book even more reddit? Who's going to direct the movie, Joss Whedon?
I finished it as well. Wesley Crusher was a good choice for a reader,and I am glad he's getting work as well.

The book is definitely Masterbatory. As its target audience, someone who grew up in that era,I found it evoking glee and eye-rolling every time a pop culture reference I understood was trotted out. (I played Tomb of Horrors myself,and Joust). And like jerking off, it felt good despite being slightly embarassing.
steven spielberg according to imdb so basically reddit: the movie yeah
*blocks your path*
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>Sorry, kid Deal with it.

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are there books about being ugly? im good looking but am interested to see life through another lens
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>There were probably lots of Chads in history, but none of them made it to the history books.

Have you ever read a history book?
i'm ugly. it's like knowing that everything you do is going to fail before you even start

also people project shit on you for no reason 'you never smile' 'you look angry all the time' even if it isn't true.
i know a whole website about it
The Caterpillar.
Liking What You See: A Documentary

by Ted Chiang, it's a short story in his collection of short stories called "Stories of Your Life and Others"

Is there any social aspect to your love of literature?

Are you a part of a book club? Do you bond with any friends over books? Do you try to bring up books while at parties?

Or is your literature kick as isolated as mine is? I'm looking for ways to be more social about this.
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I'm too inarticulate to possibly join any book club. I just tried to talk to my professor about my thesis, and I was so thick-tongued he just met my theory with a look of confusion.
I have no friends, just people who think I'm funny. So, parties are out of the question. I haven't even had someone want to hang out on my birthday.
I'm beginning to believe that it may be because I'm stupid.
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Jesus, how many of you read just to feel better than others on this board? This is eye opening.

Books are actually interesting and do things to your brain, rewire your neurons, expand your imagination, and hopefully delight you in the process.

If you find the book boring, then stop reading it and chuck it in the bin (or donate, it w.e). It's not that hard. I've done that plenty of times. I've bought a book I was sure would be interesting to me only to realize 20% of the way through that the author was a bit of a hack or at least not saying anything new, so I threw it in the garbage. THATS HOW A MAN READS BOOKS. Don't trudge through shit just to feel intellectually superior. It is no measure of intelligence that you would spend a significant portion of your time engaged in an activity you find boring just to impress people.

The only qualm I have about reading is that my eyes begin to hurt after about two hours and stay that way. Comes with the territory though.

This is a prime example of a redditor. This is how you end up as a 25 year old who has only read the Martian and JRR Tolkien with no grounding in the classic tradition.
>Nobody actually enjoys reading the classics

Speak for yourself, faggot.

/lit/ in a nutshell

What is your favorite of the four classics?
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Jin Yong.
Thanks, been searching lately so this helps a lot.
Say wut bish?
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I-I don't know, anon....

Today I learned, I AM LE PLEB!

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ITT zombie books with infected and/or immune protagonists
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>anime is a genre
Ex-Heroes - Justice League vs zombies
>What are unironically the best zombie books? I'd settle for pandemic-level disease outbreaks too.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, you double nigger.

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Hello /lit/ currently I'm studying poetry and learning about the different types of rhyme. I've learnt that 'perfect rhyme' is when two words sound almost identical (like box and fox), but the poem I'm studying has "blind" and "behind" as two rhyming words, and my gut is telling me these aren't perfect rhymes as there are more syllables in "behind".

Is this true, or would it still be considered a "perfect" rhyme? If not, what is the correct terminology of this type of rhyme?
Stick your head in an oven if you want to write good poetry

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How many of you are living the /lit/ lifestyle?

Bonus points for pics of empty booze bottles and mattresses on the floor.
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i have a corporate consultant job, that i write about 2-3 emails for a week, work from home or from my squash club and read/write all day. the sheer hilarity of them not having figured it out yet is decently /lit/ - it's been a couple years of this
make me :^)
Cheers, Anon! Hope things turn around for you.

hook it up with methlyamine bro i got an operation out of my van

its legit i even got a tumblr

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She's gone...
Kill yourself, you slave to pussy.
I've never seen one in real life.
Goodbye everyone.
Was Swann autistic?

Which books written in the past 10 years will be read in most high schools 20 or more years from now?
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These and The Sellout.
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We didn't read those in school, we read Catcher in the Rye and Hunger games.
We read 1984, 451, and LOTF
My sister actually read it last year in her eleventh grade English class.

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What does /lit/ think of this work?
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Ah I've a collection as well, but I've only read Walden. I thought it had some interesting ideas, but there were some pretty tedious passages, so your comment has made me look forward to reading his shorter pieces.
The best word for it would be underrated.
It was poetic for sure but his choice of words were not the best but it did bring me a sense of serenity.
Also the main thing to keep in mind is that this is a piece of literature, and it's importance is derived from its creation. In other words, it's just an essay, but something that we value. Really kind of a must read if you ask me.
well i've heard it's a great satire with complex prose and challenging moral and spiritual lessons but to me it was just a rich guy realizing that he didn't need to have servants to be happy

you'd think it would be getting more popular in the internet age, but i don't think it is. to someone who would never willingly camp or hike it might be very eye-opening

I loved it.
Reading, Sounds, and Solitude were the most rewarding to me. Some of the prose in there really fuckin soars too, I could almost feel the wind.
That being said I got bored with some parts of it.

I really liked the guy who admitted to him that he was "deficient in intelligence." And also how happiness and solitude need not be contrary realities. And his defense of great literature.

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Write your best stories about spaghetti falling out of your pockets. If you need an example of a spaghetti pocket story here is a link: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/spaghetti-stories
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>be me
>hold the door open for some girl, but not really because the wind was kind of blowing it open on its own
>she says ty
>say "uh huh" under my breath
>she probably couldnt hear me
>at family reunion
>weird as fuck 13 year old
>get a plate of food
>set it down at picnic table, have to squeeze into the open spot between two people
>accidentally hit my plate of food as I lose my balance
>the styrofoam plate flips
>food all over
>food on other people
>food on other people's food
>audible disgust and surprise emenates from people around me
>people around are relatives I guess but I have no clue who they are
>panic and retreat to my parents van parked behind a house
>play pokemon, want to pretend this never happened
>mom comes and tells me I have to apologize

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I cooked DFW a plate of spaghetti and took it over to his house, but he had just hanged himself. Banged his wife though.
Dafuq man that's so embarrassing

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He's doing an ask me anything on /r/IAma at 7 pm EST

What's the best way to trigger him?
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who is this and what does he say

archetypes are the ish
Was there a second "discussion" between these two? If so, what did it entail? Were either conquered?
Jung is fun to read and theorize about when dissecting friends intentions and their psychological issues but to base any moral system or truth off of his archetypes would be absurd.
i think he's triggering you already
Tell him morality, personal responsibility, the dominance hierarchy and everything else is a spook, that there's nothing worth caring about, that you should spend your life doing nothing, that suffering and striving are meaningless and lying to engineer the path of least resistance for yourself is the best way to go.

Should trigger an unhinged rant about pareto distributions of efficiency, the butterfly effect and "pathologizing your being". Have fun
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Ask him how he reconciles the fact he constantly uses articles and statistical data to back up his psychology beliefs yet when it comes to morality and epistemological truth, he thinks archetypes are better.

Ask him why he makes this blatant contradiction and whether he enjoys the masses of wealth he procured from being a hack fraud.

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Can literature make you go insane? Has it affected your mental health at all?
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funny enough I had the most hardcore mental breakdowns of my life while/after reading Don Quixote, which, as you may know, is about a guy who goes crazy
evelyn waugh fictionalized his own mental breakdown as it was occurring

i guess that's a chicken and egg situation though
WELL I mean it's about the main character experiencing fucked up things about society, but if you're depressed about modern society then it might be comforting to read about a character who feels the same way.
Well written literature can affect you emotionally, but it can't outright make you go crazy. Perhaps it could trigger a latent disorder?

I know I got pretty depressed for a while after marathoning Whatever, but I also realized that I was always depressed, but now I could put my finger on exactly why.
It was the conspirators behind the literature that ruined me and put me in the hoosegow for the mentally insane, where I now bang my head against the cage I've been placed in for respite. Not respite from the literature, but from the society that is so always a critique of society!

It isn't books that made me crazy, it was my socio-economic status, immigrants, family history, and a vicious alliance of men and women bent on my everyday torment through the simple, the mundane, and the sexual...

And when I do kill my self, it will be the conspirators who will have to carry that weight on there shoulders into there grave

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