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14981046 No.14981046 [Reply] [Original]

What are your favourite Christian poems? Christian poetry thread.



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14981045 No.14981045 [Reply] [Original]

>authors you love with all your heart but refuse to acknowledge because plebs ruin everything



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14981044 No.14981044 [Reply] [Original]

The /midwit's curse is not on himself, but on others. A midwit should see his pseud-ness for what it is, a treasured prize that allows him to be successful in society and be well-off under late capitalism, even the alienation or depression he may suffer is always one dimensional due to his filthy pseud mental capacity, this is unlike the alienation that can be felt by a genius



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14980980 No.14980980 [Reply] [Original]

What does /lit/ think of Werther? Finished this a couple weeks ago and honestly loved it. Maybe just because of Goethe’s flowery writing and I’m a romantic faggot.

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>> No.14980991

>>14980980
Therapeutic and instructional. Also incredible prose.

>> No.14980992

>>14980980
It's decent. I don't see how it influenced people to kill themselves. Maybe I need to read it in German.

>> No.14980998

>>14980992
It was another time.

>> No.14981012

>>14980991
>>14980980
which edition should I read?

>> No.14981023

>>14981012
I personally really liked the Penguin Classics (Hulse) translation but that’s just me



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14980910 No.14980910 [Reply] [Original]

>300 pages of a guy sucking God's dick
woa.h.....

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>> No.14980958

>>14980910

>that blurb

It can be construed to mean that the woman's translation is shit. It wasn't meant that way but still, one must be careful with language.

>> No.14980959

>>14980955
Waint, are you telling me that Augustine could've been a Gnostic chad but he voluntarily decided to become a Christcuck? lmao

>> No.14980963

Faggot take. Consider suicide.

>> No.14980970

>>14980955
You're a retard, there were ecumenical councils, one bishop doesn't have the power to "convert" Christianity.

>> No.14981035

>>14980970
You misread what I stated if you think that I believe Augustine outlawed Manichaeism in Rome instead of the emperor Theodosius I as a result of the Synod of Gangra, so I'll restate my post: Manichaean monks being put to death for their religion by Roman authorities is mostly why Augustine adopted Christian beliefs and later converted to Christianity.



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14980882 No.14980882 [Reply] [Original]

I finished Ulysses a while back, and to prepare for that I was advised to first read Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist (as they essentially are the prelude to the narrative of Ulysses), and to also read Hamlet, the Odyssey and the Inferno, as Joyce draws on them quite substantially in his allusions and symbolism.

What are the books that one should read before Finnegans Wake, so as to fully appreciate the book? I want to write notes like pic related.

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>> No.14980933

>>14980901
>>14980930
and even then you'll only get like 5% of the references in the book

>> No.14980940

>>14980901

I've actually seen that list before. Pretty cool compilation but the actually book within which it's contained had kind of a goofy thesis, with respects to the 26 authors he said were canonical. Like

>Samuel Beckett
Derivative
>George Elliott
Who?
>Freud
.

>> No.14980944

>>14980933

Ah

>> No.14980950

Sentence 2 - 3 is that Aristophanes's The Frogs

that's all I got

>> No.14980973

>>14980940
>Who?
dude...



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14980877 No.14980877 [Reply] [Original]

Why are twitter users so anal about the internet archive’s library

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>> No.14980997

>>14980982
at least ken jennings didn't beome a total faggot

>> No.14981003

>>14980989
If I ever become an author I’m going to make my works accessible to all, profit be damned.

>> No.14981009

>>14981003
if you become popular and set up a patreon you'll get more money than you would have otherwise anyway lol

>> No.14981030

>>14981009
Probably. Most of the authors who are fuming at IA right now probably got fucked over by their publisher and lick their boots to try to justify and cope

>> No.14981055

What is on the internet archive that's copyrighted? I thought it was all public domain stuff?



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14980873 No.14980873 [Reply] [Original]

Opinions on this book please and tell me if it's even worth reading or if it is entertaining in any way.

>> No.14980884

>>14980873
I found it entertaining and hilarous.

>> No.14980891

Shock value/10

>> No.14980902

>>14980873
If you want to experience the end result of Enlightenment thinking, it is worth reading.

>> No.14980904

>>14980873
it degenerates into a bare carcass towards the end of circrle 1 (out of 4 ) as it's unfinished. shock value dulls with every new mention of shit and assholes.
heard Justine is much better



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14980858 No.14980858 [Reply] [Original]

How are you going?

>> No.14981040

last year I read 12 books, this year I wanted to read double that since I had just started reading more seriously, currently I am at 6 books



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14980817 No.14980817 [Reply] [Original]

Anyone read this?

>> No.14980843

marijuana doesn't come in stone form

>> No.14980878

>>14980817
YER A WEEDSTER HARDY



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14980813 No.14980813 [Reply] [Original]

I’ll start

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>> No.14980961

>>14980938
>>14980951
>>14980954
it's just some wacky edgy shit for teen edgelords. whatever.

>> No.14980962

>>14980951
Fucking dumb a24 kiddie lol

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14980965

>>14980813
The first and only Hollywood movie to accurately represent the leftist mindset.

>> No.14980972

>>14980961
No, it's one of the best Westerns ever. Don't be a r*dditor.

>> No.14981008

>>14980961
No, Jodorowsky is explicitly occultist. There is certainly meaning to it.



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14980786 No.14980786 [Reply] [Original]

So I made a post a few weeks about this novel, "Possession: A Romance" by A.S Byatt. I mentioned that I was starting it and wondering if peeps had any opinions. Alas, no one replied. Well, I finished it and I must say, it is one of the best reading experiences I've had in a while! The poetry that's in the novel is so good and could easily be put in a collection of Robert Browning, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Emily Dickinson, and Christina Rossetti! The prose is strong, blending dense metaphors with a poetic nature. Once again, I ask, if anyone has read this book, or any other works by A.S Byatt, and whether they enjoyed "Possession: A Romance" or any of her other novels. Even criticisms or annoyances are welcomed!

>> No.14980966

sorry bud, no one on this shit board reads books by women

>> No.14980967

>>14980966
i read them sometimes but have'nt read this one

>> No.14980974

>>14980966
>sorry bud, no one on this shit board reads books
fixed



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14980776 No.14980776 [Reply] [Original]

books are shit

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>> No.14980790

>>14980776
Then you came to right place

>> No.14980794

>>14980776
I hate life. When does God start giving lectures on philosophy where he explains everything?

>> No.14980797

>>14980776
same

>> No.14980852

>>14980776
How's /b/ doing these days? Still just a bunch of porn?

>> No.14980870

>>14980852
OP here. /lit/ is the only board I've ever posted on. I post here all the time, and I've never read a book I wasn't assigned for school. I hate books and reading. I'd rather make threads on here and talk about literature.



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14980762 No.14980762 [Reply] [Original]

It's my favorite type of literature. From There Will Come Soft Rains to Hopscotch (by Cortazar). Shit that makes you doubt if things are real at all and why we are here. Basically, the perfect mix between surrealism and existentialism.



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14980750 No.14980750 [Reply] [Original]

wake the fuck up. you reading finnegan's wake? you relaly gonna read a book called o'hoolihan's funeral? or infinite jest? Lotta: Laughs the book?



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14980748 No.14980748 [Reply] [Original]

>favorite writers
George Orwell
Aldous Huxley
Thomas More
Edward Bernays
J.D Salinger
Stephenie Meyer
John Green

>favorite philosophers
Karl Marx
Vladimir Lenin
Albert Camus
Adolf Hitler
Diogenes
Max Stirner
Friedrich Nietzsche
Ayn Rand
Socrates
Muhammed the Prophet
Rick Sanchez
Garfield
Jacksepticeye
Sans Undertale

>> No.14980763

I’ll keep it short and sweet
>writers -
Celine
Goethe
Dostoevsky
Cioran
>philosophers
Schopenhauer
Nietzsche
Mainländer



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14980707 No.14980707 [Reply] [Original]

How true is this book?

>> No.14980717

might be fine if he weren't a neocon bitch to israel

>> No.14980724

>>14980707
It dances around the JQ so it's worthless.

>> No.14980805

>complains about mosques replacing churches
>is an atheist himself

>> No.14980806

>>14980717
>>14980724
based



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14980686 No.14980686 [Reply] [Original]

Is it finally happening? Are we about to enter the post-postmodern era?

>> No.14980691

>>14980686
Yes, but it will be cringe and depressing. We'll have all the baggage of postmodernism's decadence, but without the comfortable material conditions that fostered them. So we'll face modern and premodern hardship with no comfort, only stupid horseshit that we memed ourselves into believing while nothing mattered.



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14980654 No.14980654 [Reply] [Original]

One of these



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14980565 No.14980565 [Reply] [Original]

I'm a narcissistic sociopath, what books do you think i would enjoy reading? Maybe something that i could relate to or written by a sociopath? Or something completely different really. Just give me some ideas, im bored will be stuck at home for a long time.

>> No.14980591

Why are you self-isolating if you're a narcissistic sociopath. Also nice blog post, faggot

>> No.14980623

>>14980591
I'm bed bound rightnow pretty much, also being one doesn't mean we all act 100% alike. I have only mentioned it cause it might affect reading, im not a psychologist but i assume i might relate to certain books different than other people would



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