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Where does /lit/ read?
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Nice. I feel ya, have a a player and a little collection of LPs, feel the same way with books vs e-readers as LPs vs digital music. Would love a room like yours
on my bed, because I have no other furniture
Tokyo in general is very Deus Ex-y
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Usually in bed before I sleep. I try and keep electronics out of my sleep routine.

Occasionally if I have free time on a sunny summer day, and have not yet had coffee, I'll make a cup and sit outside. Hot sun, backyard garden, dog playing around, getting lost in a story.

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What does /lit/ think of Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach"?
One of the greatest poems in the English language.

Enjoying your introduction to poetry class OP?
lol, I wish it was an introduction to poetry class. Unfortunately its a british literture II class. I'm debating on writing an analysis over it, but can't seem to conjure up what my thesis could be. I know the imagery is beautiful and Arnold does an amazing job at documenting the mood of religious individuals as society becomes more secular, but what am I trying to prove? There's no argument surround it.
I prefer Anthony Hecht's "The Dover Bitch."

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>David Foster Wallace played by Seth Rogen
>David Lipsky played by James Franco
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Because it's funny.
>David Foster Wallace played by David Lipsky
>David Lipsky played by Bret Easton Ellis
I get that the pirates won the world series this year and I get that the orangutan road trips with Clint Eastwood.
I don't really know what's funny about the pirate reference here.
came here to post this xD

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Is there much required reading for pic related?
It's not really necessary, but you could read Paradise Lost or, for the philosophical angle which isn't as necessary, Aristotle on beauty (long) or Hume on tragedy (v. short).

The sublime was a new category invented by Burke, so it's an exposition on it with references. Reading Burke before most of the texts he references will just make his point of view the most obvious lens to read them through once you do, and it's not a bad reading but keep in mind it might prejudice you to his viewpoint on Milton.

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Is this book worth? I've been reading a lot of Chaucer recently and this seems a like a natural continuation.
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You know, I'm going to come out and say it, I teach British literature at the university level and I don't like Spenser. He is not another Chaucer. No one is though, especially among his contemporaries. Spenser is similar in that most of his stories have a tangible moral message, but Spenser is far more aggressive with his messages. While Chaucer is brilliant in giving the attentive reader real lessons about the nature of humanity alongside subtle hints at what IS the right way not to be like the often very flawed men in his stories, Spenser beats you over the head with good/evil contrasts and hands you a plate that says "this is my moral message look all this gross evil stuff represents the bad you don't want the bad, right?"

With that said you should probably read it. At least the first book, as it is often referenced in popular culture. Definitely read a version with notes on the mythology, because if you're anything like me you'll probably never want to visit it again and you should get all you can out of your first reading.

The problem is that you're reading it like its a novel and not a long piece of dense lyrical poetry. Look at it like a poet and realize why you're a retard perhaps.

It's one of the best epic poems in the English language. Read the first three books and the two Cantos of Mutability. If you want to read books IV to VI, it's up to you since they are not as good as the stories of Redcross, Guyon, and Britomart.

I'd recommend, if you have the money, to buy A. C. Hamilton's edition; it's worth the money. If not, Penguin's edition is fine, though expect some damage to the binding.

Also, Norton's edition to Spenser's poetry has the complete book I and book III with excerpts from book II and the other books. It is less expensive than Hamilton's and still worth it if you don't want to go through all the Faerie Queene (although I would still recommend that you read the whole of book II in order to see the contrasts Spenser makes between his heroes).
Yeah, but you have to like allegory a lot. Personally, I'm not so much into Spenser's politics, but there's a lot of cool language play. For me, it's not as fun as Shakespeare, Donne, Marlowe, or Webster, and I prefer Sidney as a sonneteer. All just subjective preference, though. You won't lose out by reading that stuff.

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Any great "really out there" kind of literature? Something that is not really structured, something really weird? I'm new to reading, but reading classics isn't cutting it for me.
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>I'm new to reading
Oh man this. Fucked me up for a few days and made me swear never to smoke anything that wasn't weed.
How has nobody said Naked Lunch
because it's shit
If on a winters night a traveler would be a nice bridge between classics and more experimental stuff. Although I agree with >>7402105 if the classics aren't cutting it for you it might be because of your comprehension.

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Pleb, here, just bought a few books this weekend, what should i start reading first? Are these books any good?

-Lord of the flies
-Myth of sysiphus
-The death of ivan Illich
Myth of sysiphus is the only good one so go for that.
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
nice meme
All very good books. Read them all. I'd start with Lord of the Flies.

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This is my friend who writes stuff. His name is Neva Eva Wong.
You're (sic) friend looks the kind of man who enjoys rimming women who don't wipe.
He actually likes rimming himself after not wiping.
what is the point of these threads
That's a girls name.
toppest of keks, no wonder he's interested in meditation

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Does someones have that image with writers accesibility levels?

It's like pic related but writers.
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>Stein towards the very bottom
>le meme where the most difficult to understand things are the best

Hemingway would shit on your face assholes.

To be honest family, Orwell is the archnemesis of tier lists on 4chan. These charts tend to be rather predictable, simply steering as far away as possible from the mainstream's tastes. Of course, Orwell was intentionally going for clarity in order to convey a message to absolutely everyone. So how do you criticize him without looking like a retarded contrarian? Can the average /lit/-poster even break out of their meme trance long enough to formulate a coherent argument against Orwellian clarity?

He's not just all talk, either. He actually joined a goddamn civil war. That's right. To try and fight fascism. Who's to say his message is not one worth listening to? Some fucking undergrad who knows how to operate photoshop?

Anyway, stick to these lists instead:

That way, a /lit/izen can continue to mock normies who only read high school books without shooting themselves in the foot.
Who is the Schmidt on here? Max Stirner?
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>mfw I made OP's picture
here's the latest version

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ITT write an ode to the beauty and elegance of a girl's foot
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A desi woman's Feet is like a good dream.
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"Sheer pantyhose is an unstoppable force when paired with a woman's foot."--Unknown
For the very same reason she's wearing them: because we're not savages.
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>hung out with qt and licked her feet last night

Who /footfetish/ here?
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what a waste of hot feet, those fucking sandals.. ew...

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>learning languages
I give up on that.

I already speak english.

I rather become master of one and not a jack of no trades.

So, what are some good resources on my native language (spanish)?

I already downloaded a torrent with a bunch of historical spanish grammars.
why not just a textbook?
I wonder what should I read besides a grammar book.

Now that the dust has settled, can't we all agree that Svidrigailov is the true hero of C&P?

He didn't accept Dounia's love in order to achieve expiation for his sins. He would rather not change his true nature.
In the end he was true to himself while Raskolnikov changed his mind as someone changes clothes.
>He would rather not change his true nature.
>In the end he was true to himself while Raskolnikov changed his mind as someone changes clothes.

not changing your mind when you realize you are wrong is a sign of being a fucktard, look at gnome chompsky, he's proud to have the same beliefs about "authority" that he's had since he was 15...the guy is an 80s year old man, but never matured past a 15 year old with authority issues...baka

someone needs to make a black 4chan were u can say ess emm aytch and tee bee aytch...does Worldstar have a lit board? i can't take anymore of this dumb jap nonesense
>not Razumikhin
>literally the finest, kindest, most noble scholar in Russia
>totally puts his wiener in Dunia

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Does anyone know where i can get good free source material for a college research essay type deal? I cant even fucking read these 15 page excerpts i find on google without paying $6 for a fucking 48 hour rental. its bullshit.
I can get some of the docs you need from JSTOR (if they can be downloaded from there) and upload them 4u
Just post the links

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How the HELL did this win a literary award? Did the bear have some hidden meaning I failed to understand?
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Thank you captain obvious.
I thought Canadians were nice.
abundance of memes like privilege check, bull prepping and in case of Canada great nature
>Pamela Anderson

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/r/ing some good reading material to put on my android phone for when I'm going to be away from computers, libraries, bookstores, and the Internet for several weeks.

I'm not savvy about this--I guess PDFs would be best? Specific links would be great and fun, but if you merely direct me to a place that has lots of material, I'd appreciate that too.

My interests are very wide, so fiction and nonfiction would both be great.
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Thanks. Haven't figured out how to download something yet (keep trying the links in the "mirrors" section) but I'll keep at it.

Salt Lake City, I think.
ok, yeah, but I've read tons of borges already. Looking for more recs. Thanks though.
is this salt lake city
Chekhov is your man

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