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12229914 No.12229914 [Reply] [Original]

My favourite books where the main character(s) start off as successful people with wealth and happiness but get JUSTed socially, financially or personally in some way.



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12229901 No.12229901 [Reply] [Original]

Why don't you have a literary gf, anon?

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>> No.12229905

>>12229903
Oh.

>> No.12229910

Women don't make me happy. I don't want one.

>> No.12229915

I haven't met them

>> No.12229916
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12229916

I don't know any book reading girls or how to approach the strangers in public :(

>> No.12229918

>>12229901
im ugly and weird



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12229891 No.12229891 [Reply] [Original]

So Keqing tells Xifeng about the affair, and Xifeng can't go after Keqing's father in law, so instead she funnels all her loathing for men into tormenting Jia Rui? Is that about right?

>> No.12229897

Who cares chinks are dogs



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12229886 No.12229886 [Reply] [Original]

ranking N's oeuvre from best to worst
The Will to Power>The Gay Science>The Birth of Tragedy>Beyond Good and Evil=Genealogy of Morals>Ecce Homo>Human All Too Human>Antichrist>Twilight of the Idols>Thus Spake Zarathustra



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12229878 No.12229878 [Reply] [Original]

>"Pope is often deemed the 'asshole' of literature."
By whom?



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12229876 No.12229876 [Reply] [Original]

>He was a physics genius, therefore he knows everything! I fuckin' love science!

That kind of lazy thinking that has turned this man into a benevolent, aesthetic symbol of the 'genius' in general and is practically regarded like a sage or deity.

>> No.12229881

>redefine the framework of science
>some asshole whose main accomplishment has been to thumb his thumb up his ass bashes you

>> No.12229885

>>12229881
I'm fine recognizing the particular contribution he's made, but I'm referring to the kind of reddit memethink that reduces him to some smug symbol of all-knowing englightenment that sciences the SHIT out of everything!

>> No.12229890

but was he actually a designated figurehead for the discoveries made by teams of "lesser" (read: poorer) scientists?

>> No.12229894

>>12229890
yes

The shit he discovered was derived from mostly Mach, Michelson, and Morley

>> No.12229902

I'm fine with aesthetics, in fact I think aesthetics may come first in human thought given the mediatedness of experience; but it's pathetic the way supposedly rational science-y people succumb to the same kind of aestheticization and signification of the allegedly cold arena of science and Einstein is literally just the cartoon image of Science Man.



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12229870 No.12229870 [Reply] [Original]

What books are essential sleazecore?



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12229868 No.12229868 [Reply] [Original]

Will science ever become self aware and realize its limits?

>> No.12229873

>science
that's just a meme version of something else.



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12229840 No.12229840 [Reply] [Original]

Which book relates to our contemporary times in the same way Infinite Jest related to the 90s?

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>> No.12229848

>>12229844
Come on, dude. Be real.

>> No.12229850

>>12229840
>fleshlight
i've had two of these...you get lazy cleaning these things, so they start reeking at some point.



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12229833 No.12229833 [Reply] [Original]

>Be me
>Ape man

I'll explain later

>Cold War a brewin'
>Government makes an A.I because they can't think for themselves
>Dumb fucks called it "AM"
>Russia and China copies America because thats all they're good for
>All three computers combine and fucking annihilate the retards

Now to present

>Be Me
>Ape man Benny

I don't even remember my name anymore

>Stuck in a cage that's constantly stabbing at me
>Been made immortal by said bitchass Mega-computer
>Calls itself "Aggressive menace"

> Techno-dick gives me a chance die

Hell yeah nigga

>Gets teleported to some Detroit slums looking ass village

Long Story short

>I jumped in front bolt of lighting
>Awakes in same cage
>notices that everybody else was gone
>Nigga turns me into a blob creature

>Mfw I have no mouth and I must scream

>> No.12229871

Meisterpiece.

>> No.12229899

Quite possibly the only good thing Ellison wrote



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12229787 No.12229787 [Reply] [Original]

>mfw dabbing on a nigger
Books for this feel?

>> No.12229805

>>12229787
“Rage” by Wilbur Smith



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12229754 No.12229754 [Reply] [Original]

If truth does not exist then what do you call the sun risingnup every morning?
HA! Checkmate postmodernists!

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>what do you call the sun rising up every morning?
an event



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12229735 No.12229735 [Reply] [Original]

Any Idea where, besides Libgen, I can get ebookz? Where there is a large collection of ebookz.



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12229729 No.12229729 [Reply] [Original]

ur mom lol



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12229725 No.12229725 [Reply] [Original]

Everyone here is a pseud and nobody here reads anymore. It is time to take my leave /lit/. Goodbye.

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>> No.12229896

>>12229889
Why would anyone want to see an adaptation? You've already seen Evangelion once and it's not going to get much better than it's original form.

>> No.12229904

>>12229742
He’s right

>> No.12229909

>>12229880
I have never watched Evangelion but I like the redhead better and the blue haired woman that lives with the kid

>> No.12229911

>>12229896
Oh, I agree, I am totally against anime adaptations. It's the very fact of it being drawn in that medium and style that makes it what it is.

I just mean that if that character did have to be acted by a live person, Anya would be good at it.

>> No.12229919

>>12229909
I find Asuka more comical. Her immature brattiness is cute to me but not exactly attractive.



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12229709 No.12229709 [Reply] [Original]

Join the litcord. https://discord.gg/hcJrYMP

>> No.12229721

What do you guys do in there anyway?

>> No.12229832

>>12229709
I bet only normie zoomers join discord

>> No.12229845

>>12229709
Ok who is this bug-eyed ayylmao? Youtube link?



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12229692 No.12229692 [Reply] [Original]

How do I learn how to write poetry?

>> No.12229698

>>12229692
Bump

>> No.12229722

This helps

https://www.youtube.com/modpopennvideo

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/how-read-poem-0

https://www.poetryfoundation.org


Read lots of things, lots of poems. Learn about language(grammar, etymology), learn about your culture and other cultures. Learn about history. Basically learn experience and express.

>> No.12229736

>>12229692
read lots of poetry and write lots of poetry



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12229656 No.12229656 [Reply] [Original]

Currently reading: Either/Or - Kierkegaard, Notes from Underground, Dostoevsky
Currently drinking: Hard Frescos Hoppy Tamarindo, San Francisco.
Thoughts: Tamarindo ale is fucking amazing, Underground man btfo Socratic Intellectualism.

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>> No.12229761

i dont read

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12229778

>>12229656
Comfy evening with a cat and some nice silence.

>> No.12229814

>>12229656
You're a faggot
>>12229778
read Daniel to him so he knows what to expect

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>>12229656
Reading: The Defense of the Faith, Cornelius Van Til
Drinking: a Cabernet Sauvignon from a small Washington winery
Thoughts: Wine has a good endnote, book has good footnotes
>>12229739
Nice, have a rare Buckley

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>>12229843
thanks bud enjoy your book



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12229640 No.12229640 [Reply] [Original]

Are there any books that have the POV of a sidekick or deuteragonist? And I don't just mean in a "oh well they end up being the protag anyway", I mean that they're literally a side character to the central conflict of the story. The big battle, the final confrontation, the big reveal, etc. all happen "off-screen" so to speak, and they only find out the ultimate conclusion to the plot after its already happened.

Is this a thing?

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>> No.12229682

That sounds mostly pointless.

>> No.12229747

black company kinda

>> No.12229769

The wheel of time is basically all about jumping between the doings of a bunch of different notables doing different stuff at the same time that occasionally intersects or sets up other stuff other people are doing later. (To the point that it became somewhat bogged down even.)

>> No.12229777

>>12229640
This is an odd question because this kind of thin happens a lot where the sidekick ends up being the narrator. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest is like this.

But is that the same as it being about the narrator necessarily and is an interesting jumping off point to wonder about what makes a protagonist and whats the difference between and protagonist and "a person that the story is about." I think a big part of the deal with a protagonist is that we are drawn to and autonomously identify them as heroes and see the story as being about them. Kids do this almost perfectly all the time with movies and nobody has to tell them who the hero is or socialize that idea into them which I find totally mind blowing. Like if you wrote a book from the perspective of a sidekick in a classic narrative, how hard would you have to try to move the spotlight off of the person who is most on a "hero's journey" before people would actually stop seeing the story as being about the actual hero? let me know what u think about this weird quandary

>> No.12229795

>>12229769


The universe is perfectly capable of producing an indefinite plenitude of different beings and powers getting up to stuff interacting and conflicting and cohering into greater super-powers and all sorts of other highly complex guffty-gup and what not; your typical writer is a much lesser divinity than the author of the universe, however.



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12229626 No.12229626 [Reply] [Original]

>bookstore date at Barnes and Noble
>She brings her kindle
what does it mean?

>> No.12229733

>>12229626
If you care about literature you wouldn't be upset by how others absorbed it. There's also some books that we don't intend on holding on to (reading for academic reasons for example).

>> No.12229745

>>12229626
>this is what waifufags actually believes



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