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Just finished reading this and it got me thinking:
why is individualism so frowned upon?
if there's such a thing as human nature, are we a communal species or individualists? are some people/cultures/nations/ethnic groups more individualistic than others?
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>>10066809
Which fact, you fucking spastic? Shut the FUCK up with your worthless thread
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>>10067987
Wow you're so observant, anon! Sperg-tastic post
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>>10066788
>are some people/cultures/nations/ethnic groups more individualistic than others?
All societies have some degree of individualism, but individualist ethics as Rand understood it is exclusively a product of the Enlightenment, so Western cultures and cultures that have been heavily influence by the West are much more individualistic.
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>>10067886
>Most people rise up the ranks through playing work place politics well rising above more competent people.
That's something portrayed in detail in The Fountainhead.
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individualism itself isn't frowned upon. it's the context in which ayn rand presents it...

which is individualism as the ultimate virtue. that societies exist because it creates arenas of competition. it's just just not true.

if jim and bob each make 1 product each...that's 2 products. if they work together they can make 3. that's why societies exist. because people are more productive when they work together.

it's also not surprising you presented it in a polarizing way right after reading fountainhead. it's all this either you're this or that idiocy that makes her works immature as hell.

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What are the go-to shaolin texts?
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>>10070255
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demi-Gods_and_Semi-Devils

How they could ruin it so interesting a subject as Shakespeare’s early years in London?

Just portraying Shakespeare’s hard work in developing a style; his need to understand that metaphors and poetry should give way to plot and action on stage or end up boring his audience to death; his early successes and the slow rise of his name; his rivalry with other playwrights; the intimidating influence of Marlowe; the need to make the actors learn how to perfect their art: all of that would be great. They could also focus in politics and the role of Elizabeth and the psychopathic yet extremely intelligent nature of her counselor, Francis Walsingham

But what do we get? A completely false London with people who seemed to come out of Moulin Rouge; endless plot points about Catholicism and catholic persecution; a stupid reimagining of the public and atmosphere of the theaters; a cliché portrait of how Shakespeare contemporary rival-poets were (and even of how a poets mind work, with Shakespeare spitting famous lines out of nothing all the time).

I was enchanted with this show before I saw it. Now I am glad that they canceled it.

Any others here who have watched?
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>>10069767
How many black people are in Tudor London?
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>>10069855

Lots of it, according to the show: they are common, like any other race.

But that’s not a liberty that ruins the show. They could have given it flavors of modernity. But if you see it you will realize what I mean. To only gave you one example, Shakespeare writes about four of his plays in four episodes. It’s just like that: one moment he is out of any inspiration and the next, after a night of work, voilá, a new play. And the actors and Burbage are all a bunch of clowns with no work ethic – they act like retards upon the stage - and yet they manage to rehearse a new play in one night and present it the next day.

Shakespeare is also constantly spitting future lines from future plays whose plot and characters – the force that is needed for those lines to actually be born – are very distantly in the future.

They make Shakespeare seem like a carefree young man whose works flourish without any hard work.
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>>10069887
Whatever you fucking nerd
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>>10069909
>>10069855

stop trying to derail threads faggot

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What books give you the feel of nostalgia?

Remains of the day is nostalgic and comfy
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>>10069860
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>>10069860
Yeah

I had to buy this edition in order not to aggravate my autism
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anything by Sebald
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>>10069860
lol
I didn't even notice that
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>>10069814
Is this by the author of The Remains of the Day?

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Liberalism BTFO'd. Holy shit, I'm redpilled.
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>>10069976
Capitalism is the united enemy of both nazbol and communism. Don't pretend you have nothing in common
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>>9769400
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>>10070006
Politics =/= political philosophy.
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>>10069997
wrong, communism is sub-liberal, nazbol is post-liberal
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>>10070033
Its not about social issues

I just finished Roadwork. While I can see why one won't like King, I think this was extremely good.

The slow degradation of Dawes was depicted very neatly. His insanity was highly believable.

The first part did extremely good in showing how he came to stop caring for his orderly life.

At first I thought the end was weak, but maybe it wasn't after all. It just wasn't epic, and that fits pretty well into the plot. In fact, it emphasizes it.

I also think that the guy who designed this cover, as well as the one who wrote "A novel of the energy crisis" deserves a kick in the nuts.

Please discuss.
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>>10069812
I keep replying to these threads, but I don't think anyone cares but me and you, Anon. I do like the misleading cover, hopefully someone got memed into reading this at the airport in 1981.

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>>10070002
Yeah. The chick in the OP stars in it
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>>10067449
Wrong
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>>10067449
u blind she's a QT3.14
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>>10070046
I caught that scene and thought it seemed really good and then some pansy ass priests starting talking about paintings and shit and I was like fuck this pansy ass shit, shit
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>>10070186
Yeah it is a pretty pansy ass movie haha

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Is this true?
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>>10067022
>he's just kidding
Wouldn't be so sure about this.
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>>10069972
>I don't know how people watched it for centuries
Fucking millennials.
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>>10065218
No, its a fairly ridiculous excuse for laziness. It assumes that since distraction exists, you have to be distracted.

>Charles Dickens didn't have the internet that why he could write a lot :(
No, its because he had work ethic.
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>>10065218
>There were no distractions before the internet and tv.
Okay bud that whole thing in the bible about "Idle hands" was just predicting the Internet fucking Nostradamus woah.
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>>10070007
That's Gen Z shit right there, not millennial. Millennials watched the History Channel.

>>10065781
>A novel is pure story-driven
If you assume formulaic bestsellers are exemplar novels. The novel form is one of endless experimentation.

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How's that job hunt with your lit degree going?
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>>10070124
abusing the blessings of dumbass Mormons gave me a lot of opportunities in life
>t. Exmormon
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>>10070132
is possible to get a job doing technical writing or translations?
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>>10070149
Certainly. The problem I and many others have is finding the opportunities for work. I fucking hate "networking" and putting myself out there, but if you have connections you can usually find something.

Sadly, if you aren't from an upper class family with high social standing in a major city you aren't going to be gifted a job. I came from a lower middle class family and made my way up with no connections. Now I'm suicidal.
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>>10070135

True. They have paid my rent so many times in return I just volunteer two hours of my time. Also when they refill your pantry and you get some of that Mormon tang life is good.
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>>10070169
I've never met a well read Mormon desu. They read the Book of Mormon and call it quits. They love working like drones and thrive on highly visible acts of kindness. I envy them. I was raised in it and I found out it was bullshit heresy when I was 10. Good times. Grew up in Spanish Fork Utah.

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What are some /lit/ essential reading companions?
So far I have:
>Roget's Thesaurus
>Oxford English Dictionary
>A book on trees
>A book on birds

I'm seeking books that will expand my future reading and rereading experiences in this vein.
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http://google.com
http://wikipedia.org
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>>10068129
My diary desu.
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>>10068129

A nice cup of coffee and any form of tobacco.
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>>10069563
Enjoy your cancer faggot.
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>>10069627
Enjoy getting hit by a bus faggot.

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What contemporary psychology books are actually good?
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bump
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dude DSM V lmao
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>>10069604
dude maps of meaning LMAO

No but really op, what exactly are you looking for, I might have some recs
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>>10069694
im open to anything, what do you have to recommend?

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Halloween Thread:
Looking for a handful or more books to read for the Halloween season. Not just horror novels, but actual Halloween themed books.
So far I've been looking at Ray Bradbury ("Something Wicked This Way Comes", "The Halloween Tree", "October Country")
Any good suggestions?

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Is it better when the audience clearly knows that the protagonist is going to beat the antagonist, or is it better when they don't know? How do you make it so they don't know?
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>>10069804
>The Iliad
>Chanson de Roland
>over 9000 other works
>trash
kill yourself uneducated faggot
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>>10069913
Who's the antagonist in the Iliad? How does Achilles beat them?
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>>10069946
Hector
Achilles starts chasing him around the city while he screams like a bitch before Achilles does something like a mountain lion. He then proceeds to drag Hector's corpse around in celebration
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>>10070120
Hahahahahahaha
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>>10070129
haHAA

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Anyone have any experience with the self authoring program. Also which section should I begin with?
>present authoring: virtues
>present authoring: faults
>past authoring
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>the self authoring program.
Does anyone have all of the self authoring writing prompts from the program so I don't have to pay $60 dollars for a list of essay questions about significant life events?
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bump
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>>10068085
Theres a bit more to it than just essay questions. It includes reading material and activities to do before responding to the open-ended questions.

Gonna go mega shill mode here, but I bought the entire thing yesterday for 23 dollars. Back to school special plus the promo code joerogan
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jungian voodoo
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>>10068078
http:// pastebin .com/BiFE2fUX
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Hey /lit/. I'm currently trying to read A Clockwork Orange, but I'm finding it incredibly difficult to stomach the violence and rape and shit. How do I ease into it, or do I just read it with a bucket next to me? Is there something I should read first to get acclimated easier?
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>>10069435
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It's doesn't even go into that much gory detail though.
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>>10069470
A feminist retelling of the Bible is pretty transgressive. Not as transgressive as a lot of other films, granted, but transgressive nonetheless.
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>>10069607
No, if films make you sick you have a problem involving the conflation of fantasy and reality, you do not have a "weak stomach."

>>10070015
>A feminist retelling of the Bible is pretty transgressive.
It's hard to call a film "feminist" that objectifies its female protagonist and treats her as having no agency for the first five sixths of the film. And when she does finally acquire agency, it's of a stupid, thoughtless, self-destructive sort. And on top of *that*, Bardem's character survives the entire ordeal unscathed. It's certainly not feminist, and more than that, it actually codifies the spooky omnipotence of the providential father (God). If anything the film is sexist, not feminist.
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>>10069435
> be me
>go often to /b/ and /gif/
>REKT threads
>see video of necrophilia
>lose sleep that night
>loose sensitivility
>no longer able to give a fuck



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