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10574712 No.10574712 [Reply] [Original]

>Technological singularity happens
>Earth ends up in a universal custodianship where all jobs have been outsourced to automation and AI.
>Humans spend their lives pampered and living in utopia with nothing to worry about
>Life now has no meaning or purpose.
>Everyone is depressed and miserable.
>Rates of homicide and suicide go through the roof and behavior is erratic and totally unpredictable.

Is there any Sci-Fi dealing with this or a similar concept? Does this sound like a good theme for a book?

>> No.10574731

The backstory of Legend of the Galactic Heroes is basically this.

>> No.10574733

That's the reason they give in The Matrix for why their simulated world isn't a perfect utopia.

>> No.10574756

>you need work or else you’ll kill yourself
Biggest meme since forever



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10574707 No.10574707 [Reply] [Original]

Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo edition

>What have you been reading?
>Feel free to ask any question related to the ancient world

>> No.10574741

These are my favorite threads but I have nothing to add right now

>> No.10574746

Momento mori

>> No.10574750

Should I learn Latino so I can understand the scene between Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo in Tombstone, or should I just turn on the subtitles?

>> No.10574773

Posting OP pasta since OP didn't

CHARTS
Start with the Greeks
>https://i.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0086/04/1476211635020.jpg (Essential Greek Readings)
>https://i.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0099/17/1503236647667.jpg (Start with the Greeks 1)
>https://i.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0098/47/1501831593974.jpg (Start with the Greeks 2)
>http://i.4cdn.org/lit/1511555062371.png (What Translation of Homer Should I Read?)

Resume with the Romans
>https://i.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0103/04/1511545983811.png (More thorough than the other two)

>https://i.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0080/46/1463433979055.jpg (Resume with the Romans 1)
>https://i.warosu.org/data/lit/img/0086/97/1478569598723.jpg (Resume with the Romans 2)


ONLINE RESOURCES
>http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/ (Translations, Original Texts, Dictionaries)
>http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/home.html (Translations)
>https://pleiades.stoa.org/ (Geography)
>https://plato.stanford.edu/ (Philosophy)
>http://www.mqdq.it/public/indici/autori
>http://www.attalus.org/info/sources.html
>http://www.attalus.org/translate/index.html
>http://digiliblt.lett.unipmn.it/index.php (Site in Italian)
>http://www.library.theoi.com/ (Translations)
>https://www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/a_chron.html (Site in Latin)
>https://droitromain.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/
>http://www.earlymedievalmonasticism.org/Corpus-Scriptorum-Ecclesiasticorum-Latinorum.html (CSEL)
>http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/POxy/ (Oxyrhynchus Papyri)
>http://db.edcs.eu/epigr/epi.php?s_sprache=en (Epigraphy)
>http://epigraphy.packhum.org/ (Ephigraphy)
>http://papyri.info/



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10574703 No.10574703 [Reply] [Original]

Opinions welcomed.



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10574690 No.10574690 [Reply] [Original]

Which is your favorite tale? Least favorite?

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>> No.10574728

Knight's is the correct answer

>> No.10574729

>>10574690
Miller and Reeve's Tales were humorous which is the only redemption for this disgracefully written garbagio

>> No.10574732

The summoners tale

> "Now thanne, put in thyn hand doun by my bak,"
> Seyde this man, "and grope wel bihynde.
>Bynethe my buttok there shaltow fynde
>A thyng that I have hyd in pryvetee."

>"A!" thoghte this frere, "That shal go with me!"
>And doun his hand he launcheth to the clifte
>In hope for to fynde there a yifte.
>And whan this sike man felte this frere
>Aboute his tuwel grope there and heere,
>Amydde his hand he leet the frere a fart;
>Ther nys no capul, drawynge in a cart,
>That myghte have lete a fart of swich a soun.

>> No.10574736

>>10574729
kill yourself

>> No.10574742

The Wife of Bathks Tale is hilarious



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10574680 No.10574680 [Reply] [Original]

Anyone have the PDF for this book or know where I can find it? Need a good, readable version

>> No.10574685

>>10574680
it's on libgen



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10574672 No.10574672 [Reply] [Original]

>5 fucking Peterson threads are up, that's totally /lit/
>but Marx is not /lit/
kill yourselves you worthless cunts

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>> No.10574747

>>10574672
books are retarded and gay, youtube is the literature of the now age

>> No.10574749

>>10574672
umm sweetie books are for retarded faggots and youtube videos are today's version of joseph smith nailing the king james version to the doors of the vatican

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>>10574672
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>> No.10574755

meta threads don't belong on /lit either

>> No.10574766

>>10574755
how convenient for the mods, yea, take the meta discussion from the board in causa to the one nobody browses (besides me probably)



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10574671 No.10574671 [Reply] [Original]

How do you create a convincing and coherent fictional world? Do you have some tips to write it good? Do you set it up before or during the story that you're writing?



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10574670 No.10574670 [Reply] [Original]

Is there an online version of what the New Yorker does with various short stories? Like is there a youtube channel in which people submit their stories, and it is reviewed by a group of people, and then the best one is published, with the ad revenue going to the channel and the writer?

And if there isn't, would you think that it would be lucrative?

>> No.10574721

>>10574670
there's a handful of people who read creepypastas. Otherwise there's no demand for that kind of thing on video platforms.



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10574663 No.10574663 [Reply] [Original]

So I got this book and started going through it. It follows the typical roman historian schema:
> village/tribe -> clan -> city-state
> Shit all over Titus Livius and Dionysius of Halicarnassus for no reason
> defensive wars
> etc etc
There were a couple things that I thought odd tho. Like when it said that the rich as fuck aristocracy, despite dominating nearly all the trade in the internum mare, were poor merchants and didnt care about trade at all

What the hell is this shit?
Anybody else read this? What did you think?
Why is it that roman historians always neglect to tell the economic side of the story

>> No.10574753

>>10574663
The aristocrats didn't give a shit about trade, you may find it odd but having to work for your money was considered poorfag shit



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10574642 No.10574642 [Reply] [Original]

The last meetup in November was good, it's time for another.

Last time we met for drinks at Russia House in Dupont and I'm thinking we could meet there again this time. Right now I'm looking at the weekend of February 9th-11th, ideally on Saturday Feb. 10th.

The email I'm using to organize this is [email protected], same as last time. You can use it to rsvp or ask questions although it's not necessary.

>> No.10574667

Feel free to post or email if you live in the area and want to come, about 7 or 8 people expressed interest in going the last time and 5 people showed up.

The final meetup time and location was posted on /lit/ in the week before the last meetup and I'll be doing that again in the coming weeks so people from the area have the chance to see it.

>> No.10574679

might be moving to baltimore so if im in town by then ill be there

>> No.10574724

Not OP but would anyone be interested in a lit meetup in Richmond, Va?



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10574634 No.10574634 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

Fitlit discord

https://discord.gg/bWhj2C2

Come friends

>> No.10574640

>>10574634
>discord
gen z fuck off

>> No.10574645

>>10574634
i wil sho u de way

>> No.10574646

>>10574634
1

>> No.10574664

>>10574646
2



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10574624 No.10574624 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

>What have you been reading?
>Feel free to ask any question related to the ancient world

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>> No.10574630

>>10574627
>tinged
too* and here's your (you)

>> No.10574635

>>10574627
>Throwing a spergtantrum at making fun of effeminate men because it's too /pol/
>"to" tinged
You're an underaged skinnyfat fugly memelib. Leave the board.

>> No.10574661

Delete and remake the thread with a different picture

>> No.10574665

>>10574627
The bigger versions are worst because they just throw anyone the image editor didn't like, no matter how far from the numale archetype they are. Just make sure their mouth is even slightly opened

>> No.10574686

>>10574661
I agree.



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10574615 No.10574615 [Reply] [Original]

Hi Guys, I'm trying to find a PDF/Ebook of the following books:

- The Dragon's Carbuncle
- Lord of Chaos

They are Books 3 & 4 in The Wizard's War series by Elizabeth Boyer.

The books are hard to come buy in the UK and I'd rather avoid paying over the top for them.

If anyone knows where I can get a digital copy of these for free I'd appreciate it



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10574608 No.10574608 [Reply] [Original]

So was the idiot savant supposed to represent another writer in Zweig's life? Or is he more a representation of the masses?

>> No.10574702

he was Hitler m8
or the Nazi leadership generally

>> No.10574711

he signified that chess is for retards

>> No.10574740

>>10574702
>>10574702
That seemed too simplistic. Given that Chess seemed a metaphor for writing (running under the assumption that the prisoner is a standin for Zweig) I was wondering if he had some rivalry with a contemporary.

>> No.10574757

No particular writer comes to mind. He could have meant types of writers more generally: the obsessive, mad perfectionist against the blunt, automatic "worker". If we assume that is the point in the first place.

>> No.10574774

>>10574757
Interesting. What are some other Zweig books to read. I grabbed this on a whim and I really enjoyed it, just wished it was longer.



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10574599 No.10574599 [Reply] [Original]

Why does everyone just keep on giving away valuable food and supplies to complete strangers?

>> No.10574632

So that you migh feel like a human being once in a while?

>> No.10574652

>>10574599
>my favorite books are the evening redness in the west and the childrens crusade

>> No.10574659

>>10574599
>or, the evening redness in the west
Amerilards actually consider this hack one of their greatest writers
he probably is lmfao

>> No.10574788

Can a McCarthy fag explain to me how this book is supposed to be superior to Child of God? It drags on like fuck. You can only traverse a desert so many times without repeating yourself.

Child of God has infinitely better pacing and a more intriguing protagonist



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10574597 No.10574597 [Reply] [Original]

thoughts on richard brautigan? i read pic related and another poetry collection today and i loved it. very naif but i guess that's why i like him.

>> No.10574650

>>10574597
he's not very naif, so some of the stuff he writes is pretty dark. i think ferlinghetti started that meme, probably because none of the other writers he stocked had shitty childhoods on his level and were mostly middle class adventurers.
his novels can be very sweet, but they're also suicide tier. so the wind won't blow it all away does a good job of that naivete combined with underlying horror.

most of the ones he wrote about hippies (watermelon sugar, trout fishing, confederate general) for some reason are loved by hippies who don't see he's mocking them or how horrific the hippies are in his works.
they tend to call his works naif too and think they're more hardcore for liking the other beats, but a lot of the childlike stuff in his work is because he'd been an insomniac since his mother abandoned him and his younger sister in a motel in montana when he was like eight. i remember reading somewhere that he thought the guy she'd left him with was the nicest of his pseudofathers because he tied him to the bed with enough room to reach both the bathroom and the window. every modern convenience!



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10574580 No.10574580 [Reply] [Original]

>In fact, even his [Heidegger's] former Jewish pupils, later to be known as the main figures in the Frankfurt School, some of whom, like Hebert Marcuse, also became his strongest critics, had already been piggybacking on Heidegger’s theories, selling them in turn to American and European students as their own.

Reminder that Marxism/postmodernism is jewish subversion/inversion.

http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2018/01/22/authentic-heidegger-vs-inauthentic-fake-news-part-1/

>> No.10574621

>go to link
>ctrl+f 'husserl'
>0/0 results found

really makes me think

>> No.10574626

>Reminder that Marxism/postmodernism is jewish subversion/inversion.
And?

>> No.10574730

Don't forget that marxism and facism also have a strong basis in Hegelianism and the marxists of the Fabian societies around the world have done far more heavy lifting than the frankfurt school, not to downplay their contribution to destroying Western civilization though.



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10574566 No.10574566 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

>Have this one friend who goes on and on about ecchi anime (mostly the girls in it) and brags about watching so much he doesn't even sleep
>I tell him he's wasting his time if he's just constantly watching pornographic anime all the time
>he points at me and says "you wouldn't understand anon, this is actually literature whether you like it or not!"

So what do you guys think? Is ecchi anime considered ""healthy" literature? Note I don't have a personal grudge against anime as I watch some non-ecchi anime myself.

Don't ask me what ""healthy"" means because I don't know myself.

>> No.10574611

>>10574566
Ecchi is as "pornographic" as advertisements that sell with innuendo.



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10574558 No.10574558 [Reply] [Original]

I'm looking for a poem I read in Primary school. It was a poem from WW1/2 and it's about a solider thinking about Britain. I'm sure it has a line somewhere along the line of "The little corner of the world that is Blighty". Does anyone know what this poem is or where I could possibly search for it?
Pic Unrelated

>> No.10574629

Rupert Brooke maybe?

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

>> No.10574637

>>10574629
Yeah that's it man, cheers. I guess I misremembered it a bit

>> No.10574638

>>10574558
Not the song Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty?



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10574551 No.10574551 [Reply] [Original]

>“Govern big countries / Like you cook little fish”

What did he mean by this?

>> No.10574554

Not very much

>> No.10574565

I wonder if he foresaw 1.4 billion people and a globalized economy

>> No.10574569

>>10574551
on a stick

>> No.10574581

>>10574565

Almost certainly

>> No.10574790

>>10574551
Sounds really like what a chink would say desu.



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