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Is he the most based author to ever live?
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>>11202151
Confessions of a Mask.
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>>11193222
epic
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>>11193215
WTF i love mishima even more now
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>>11193134
Nah that'd be Richard Francis Burton
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>>11196744
my man

How comes Gargamel is always right.

Also: >look at the top of his head
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>>11201488
He criticizes modern sexual culture so weak despirited bugmen and roasties like clockwork revert to claiming resentment because they have no other argument
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>>11201497
Welcome to /lit/
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where do i start with his work?
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>>11201497
Cause I'm balding like him but I'm not gaining his brains in the process to compensate so my shit's gonna fucked up pretty badly and may as well joke about it to cope until I finally can't take it anymore and kill myself. This' what you wanted to hear?
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>>11201478
he's got a kid, ffs.

Africa is the second largest and second most populous continent in the world, yet in the west we rarely talk about the literature produced in any of the dozens of countries in there. Why is that so?

What are some great african books and authors?
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>>11200709
>nothing ever gets done in a halfway-timely fashion because no one shows up on time or willingly puts sustained work into anything
Hmmm? It's almost like it's a problem with their culture and not some bullshit geographical/historical determinism.
>>11200754
>France, Germany, England, Italy, and every other major European power were not constantly in and out of military conflicts that were larger and went on longer than any war in the history of Africa.
Also, there was a period when Poland was a major world power.
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>>11200135
fpbp
Underrated
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You literally copied my OP from my Brazilian literature thread I made a few days ago.
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>>11200125
Shakespear is a good African author

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memes aside is this worth a read
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>>11202216
Absolutely. Joyce, even when clearly full of the most thick, rank shit, weaves together his humour so deftly that I was nigh ready to piss myself.
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>>11202219
i want to hear your farts etc

no literary value beyond study of authorial intent.

the family tried to purge the private letters for a reason. let these words lie in ash. FW is 100x raunchier than anything he ever wrote Nora
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>>11202219
BRAAAAAAAPP
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>>11202220
why though?
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>>11202230
because FW is considered an impossible read by nearly everyone who picks it up. in which case you'll never read Joyce's private dirty letters to his wife.

FW is worth the hike. you'll spend 8 months to a year on it, and if you're smart you'll use something like Campbell's Skeleton Key to help get through it, but Joyce's private letters will contain nothing you haven't already read. FW contains everything, by design. it is the monomyth, a dream language containing everything and everyone. yet at the same time it's illegible unless you can learn to read differently, such that each amalgamation of a word invokes multiple others at the same time.

honestly i don't expect anyone to read FW, though they should. point is it's worth attempting FW than getting cheap thrills on the author's private letters to his wife, especially considering FW contains everything in those letters and more.

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What am I in for?

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What are some good anarcho-individualist books (excluding spooky Stirner)
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>>11200137
Unironically and literally Otto Strasser is one of my favourites.
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>>11200825
He wasn't Ayn Rand tier in that he wasn't an ideologically driven asshole. At least you can't pin it down as with Rand.
Stirner develops one or two concepts well that aren't picked up this way by others. He has his notion of property that's quite unique to him (no pun intended) and then the spook idea, which slighly mirrors talk about ideology (that came 100 years later). And then he has this hard to grasp idea of an empty self that's almost New Age to some.

I personally think Stirner is absolutely great. But then again, he has really only one 400 page booklet, 250 pages of which discuss systems and potential systems that lack 200 years of knowledge of how they involved. You must consider that Stirner wrote in 1850 at the time when Germany was not Germany but a conglomerate of States and everything was transitioning, economically, and God was dying. Too much happened that puts the relevance of Stirners discussions into questions. But his concept are great and helpful.
I look forward to pic related, which is published at the end of this year.
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>>11200773
>Is Stirner elder god tier
No. Close though.
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>>11201521
>ideologically driven
Name 1 (one) (uno) thing wrong with this.
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>>11201521
is there any connection between stirners ideas and buddhism? i havent really read much of stirner other than the shit posts here.

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What authors helped you grow out of Christianity and mature as an honest human being?
For me it was Stirner, Nietzsche and Hume.
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>>11202015
You think that's edgy? Look at the shitshow they started this with.
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>Tfw you see through the facade of religion and assend to a higher level of rationality only to post low-quality bait.
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>>11202038
What is worse, coming to terms with your sexual history honestly with your wife and finding some consensual resolution together, or buying into the "shame" game, completely ignoring and repressing the issue to maintain appearances, only to be stuck walking a thin line where the meer mention of the word "pornography" could knock you back into a porn binge and self-loathing (because a false "solution" to your problem didn't work, so it must be your fault).

Real story: I was at Calvin College in MI. They cancelled a New Pornographers concert for that reason. Literally any other culture could have offered that man a better framework to process his issues than christianity. Any other culture has a more nuanced approach to sexual morality and deconstructing what pornography is.
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>>11202056
tfw
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>>11202064
>buying into the "shame" game, completely ignoring and repressing the issue to maintain appearances, only to be stuck walking a thin line where the meer mention of the word "pornography" could knock you back into a porn binge and self-loathing
I have no idea what shame game you're talking about. At my church we've spoken quite openly about pornography, not just denouncing it in some idiotic one-dimensional way. It's complex issue and what you're referring to sounds more like the paranoid temperance of American Protestantism than Christianity generally.

can americans name a book?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJdNrCeUdhc
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>>11201817
The thing with these "look how dumb people are" sketches are that they rely on people blanking out when put on the spot.

I'm as big a critic of mass society as the next guy, but this is just for fun.
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>>11202075
yeah, I feel like if I got asked this question I'd probably blank for a good 10 seconds or so before I snap back to reality
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>>11202014
ayyyyyyyy
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>>11201817
>Run up to someone on the street
>stick a large camera and microphone in someone's face
>NAME SOMETHING
>only keep the times that people choked
"Wew Americans are dumb!" Thanks Jimmy Kimmel!

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>Eastern Philosophy
Are there any charts for this? Where to start?
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>>11199987
You have suppositions, but I have experience. I can’t really talk about it though because everyone thinks I’m schizophrenic or LARPing, but the basic similarity between the various religions is they speak of the same enlightenment and same/similar routes to achieve it — constant mindfulness on/remembrance of something which will repeatedly bring one back to greater self-awareness — for Hindus it’s constantly remembering that the whole world is just the Self or Brahman, for Buddhists that there is no self as we ordinarily think it and we have no enduring self-nature and there’s a Buddha-nature behind everything, for Sufis constant remembrance or dhikr of Allah and everything’s unity with Allah. Real Christianity teaches this too but Christ is speaking in a coded language which has been misinterpreted. All the stuff about second birth, houses and servants, trees, mustard seeds, possession by demons etc is beautiful and extremely coherent, integrated esoteric language meant to get at this idea. “The Kingdom of heaven is within” is one of the most clear expositions of this idea though, that enlightenment is to be found by self-inquiry and self-observation.

The gist is people think they are constantly self-aware and observing themselves, but they’re actually not, most of the time. They’re just fluxes or bundles of various competing processes, sensory, emotional, and mental. They’re not properly individuated or integrated, are automatons. Ancient religions were really applied psychology created by sages who had somehow become more self-aware. Take it or leave it, once you understand it you can’t unsee it. Those who will laugh at this will laugh at it and that’s life, I guess.
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>>11201451
>Real Christianity teaches this too but Christ is speaking in a coded language which has been misinterpreted. All the stuff about second birth, houses and servants, trees, mustard seeds, possession by demons etc is beautiful and extremely coherent, integrated esoteric language meant to get at this idea. “The Kingdom of heaven is within” is one of the most clear expositions of this idea though, that enlightenment is to be found by self-inquiry and self-observation.
Now I know you're talking bullshit. Jesus was teaching in the tradition of second Temple Jewish apocalypticism, which absolutely viewed the final judgement and resurrection of the dead as things that would have a physical presence. Of course it has internal spiritual significance, but perennialism strips away the unique attributes of religions to make them fit a pre-conceived notion that all religions teach the same truth, if anyone disagrees they've "misunderstood" the "real" teachings that only perennialism can make sense of. It accomplishes the opposite of what it sets out to do, rather than finding the deeper core meanings of any religion it creates a shallow religion-by-committee.
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>>11196083
>your first introduction to hinduism should be a 19th century orientalist
fbpb
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>>11197549
there is absolutely nothing in the West remotely like Lilamaya, The Dao/Wei-wu-wei, or Seeing directly without relying on a single thing you weak spined academy termite
>>11199302
Hegel
>>11199805
>hinduism is perrenialist
no its not, it doesn’t absorb Abrahamisn or Daoism at all. there is no parallel whatsoever. the idea of a perrenial wisdom is nonsensical
>>11199987
idiot
>>11200573
There is no evidence at all that the Vedic, much less Aryan, religion was one of renunciation and otherworldliness. This is why i continually attack you, the eternal nigger scholar (and i think you are actually a scholar, but a niggerish one), for not reading the fucking Vedas. They do not sound at all like Sankara, like Guenon. There is very little philosophy therein, and where there is its entertwined with aesthetics and basically storytelling. The original cult was just a program for controlling the dravs and ensuring unified purpose for recently settled aryans. everything to do with the analysis of the Self is Sankara’s doing. There is a barebones cosmology which changes from book to book and Veda to Veda, and there is a threadbare ontology based around Brahman who is mentioned AFTER Indra, Varuna, Vitri, Agni, Soma. Im sorry i wish the Brahman doctrine was the ancient wisdom, because its so exhaustive and beautiful, but i don’t think the ancient aryans cared at all about the idea and it wasn’t until settling in the Indus Valley that they became so philosophically inclined. I literally think they made up the connections they drew in the Upanishads, and that a newly born priest caste concocted the teachings that guadapada espoused, which only later Sankara formalized (elegantly) and mostly in dialogue with far older Buddhist doctrines. This is my position. I think you’re full of shit honestly, and from my conversations with one of the tradfags, who thinks its all an intellectual understanding, i can tell you that an aryan would laugh in your face if you told him you were HIGHER because of your jivatma or some other nonsense about purity. They were a warrior race who became priestly.
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>>11201652

>no its not, it doesn’t absorb Abrahamisn or Daoism at all. there is no parallel whatsoever. the idea of a perrenial wisdom is nonsensical

Hinduism is extremely perennial, it is one of the only religions that so often and so explicitly acknowledges that there are many paths to the same god and end-goal. This is found for example in the Rig-Veda where it says the many names and ways spoken of the sages are but one, or in the bhagavad-gita where krishna says all paths really lead in the end to him, among the many dozens of other texts that say the same. This is further proven by how different sects view different figures as being the godhead all while still being orthodox and in agreement with eachother and how by Buddha was so easily absorded into Hinduism as an avatar of Vishnu.

>There is no evidence at all that the Vedic, much less Aryan, religion was one of renunciation and otherworldliness. There is very little philosophy therein, and where there is its entertwined with aesthetics and basically storytelling.
>The original cult was just a program for controlling the dravs and ensuring unified purpose for recently settled aryans. everything to do with the analysis of the Self is Sankara’s doing.
>I literally think they made up the connections they drew in the Upanishads, and that a newly born priest caste concocted the teachings

This is all wrong, you sound like someone who understands Hinduism from only reading Evola, Devi, a few wiki articles and 1 or 2 chapters of the Rig-Veda. First off you should know the Upanishads were themselves originally part of the 4 vedas and were only later separated and treated as separate texts. Everything in the Upanishads is rooted in the Vedas. There are many non-dualistic passages in the Rig-Veda alone (many of which cited by Shankara), let alone the other 3 vedas. As an example:

>Lord of creation! no one other than thee pervades all these that have come into being.
>10.121.10


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What's the plot of your novel, /lt/?
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>>11200859
The giraffe becomes increasing detached from his herd due to his growing sexual deviancy. He eventually detoriates to the point where he is raping and defecating on everything he comes across in a futile attempt to exert control over his perception of the world. It culminates when he comes across a safari party. Who will win? Sexually violent frustrated giraffe or three armed humans?

*hint- giraffes can be surprisingly stealthy
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>>11199317

dude, harry potter-style story set in a christian school is something I've wanted to do for a long time, cool stuff
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>>11199074

I think this is an interesting premise, but it also sounds like a lot of lonely people minimally interacting with other lonely people. so where will the drama and interaction be if it's one isolated person reading texts left behind by another isolated person? (although I guess the sister was locked up in the same apartment with other cult members)
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>>11202051
>but loses his job due to the asshole assistant manager
you wanna talk about it bud?
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Set in a pseudo-1800s low fantasy world. Two researchers of magic investigate strange events tied to a mage who can manipulate the perception of reality.
That's the basic premise of it. I've got a lot of the details and everything ironed out, but it's pretty big and each chapter is long and a bit like a self-contained story.
It centers around themes of egotism, morality, power, and revolution.

Hey all. I’m 28 and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I have been in bed the last 2 years. Can someone recommend me a book that will help me find meaning in my shitty life? Right now I’m jobless, unable to work, and I want to kill myself.

I need to find a reason to keep going.
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>>11185304
OP, I don't have good advice although I am familiar with pain.
Do whatever you have to do.
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>>11197408
>Better to have no choice than to have to justify that situation to yourself.

Not OP. Can you explain what you mean please?
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>>11200970
Imagine being in op's situation, except there's no medical reason for being in it. You would have to try to justify putting yourself in that situation, which is something I think is horrible.
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>>11185304
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

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Thoughts on this gent?
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>>11200058
love the leaden and the golden echo
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>>11200058
sprung ass nigga
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>>11200058
seriously though a very interesting poet who had a massive influence on irish poetry of the 20th century as well as the beat writers. He should be taught, and unfortunately isn't, at every Jesuit institute of learning, but modern philistines fail to appreciate his mastery of lyric form.

What authors helped you grow out of Atheism and mature as an honest human being?
For me it was CS Lewis, Tolstoy, Schuon, Guenon, Evola, George Macdonald, Chesterton and Kierkegaard.
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>>11202078
>kafka
>atheist
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>>11198279
hahahah
Those where added in via a photo editing program like photoshop or gimp.
He doesn't really have 4 heads growing out of his face. lol
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>>11198041
God
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>>11202148
Heh. I knew some silly person was going to start hunting through the dozens of names on that page looking for ones they disagreed with. His name has seven sources cited: go argue with them. I don't care if Kafka was an atheist.
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>Friendly reminder, if you're still a materialist, you're a fucking moron.

>ooolo99ik1;i.,pyknulmmmmmmmmmm 111
What did she mean by this?
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>>11201214
She is Chris saying hello.

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wtf
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>>11198052
i hope you're not actually this stupid
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>>11199341
I still don't think I can get my head around 'proper' usage and abusage of the term, but seems like a very convenient umbrella for complex torrents. What about the doco's on the Unabomber? All that I can find on youtube seem Netflix tier.
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>>11197968
>EAT THE POO
>EAT THE POO
>A 12 YO BOY EATING MY POO WHILE I SMASH HIM HAHAHHAHAHA


Sade was the Boku No Pìco of its age
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>>11198156
which version of justine would be better, Grove Press or Oxford?
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>>11197968

I know the worst passage in the book. :^)



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