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16669370 No.16669370 [Reply] [Original]

What is the literary equivalent of pic?



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16669349 No.16669349 [Reply] [Original]

>Huh?
>I said pick your category, we are soon out of time.
>Just give me Pay-Per-Cut for a darn roll of copper quarters Alex.
>It's yours, take a look at the clue:
>"While strolling through an aisle of books to check out, you might be here.."
>Beep.
>Library alex.
*someone blows their nose*
*alex glances*
>No, no that is not it.
*glances quickly*
*more blowing*
>That answer is incorrect.
*loud sneeze*
*audience begins applause*
>And we'll be right back folks, after a word from our-
*glances*
>sponsor.

>> No.16669355

But he was right, Alex!

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16669366

>>16669355
>Thanks for watching, remember to always feed your dog only the best processed food from our sponsor.
*glances quickly, music*



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16669327 No.16669327 [Reply] [Original]

Who is The best art critic?
(Tell his name even if he is not English)

>> No.16669360

Robert Hughes is a good one.



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16669304 No.16669304 [Reply] [Original]

>On a typical evening at Tribschen Wagner and his wife ask, when the children are asleep, what book they should read together. Plato? Not yet bound. Schiller? Read him recently. Calderon? Shakespeare? Homer? 'We decide,' Cosima writes, 'on the last.' (I'm pleased at that, for Homer is far and away my favourite reading.) 'Most wonderful impression,' Cosima writes, 'a sublimely intimate evening, indelible images stamped on my mind. Untroubled sleep.'
>In the next day's entry she writes, 'The evening [is] crowned with four cantos from the Odyssey (Calypso, Nausicaa, Leucothea). Only distraction during the reading is watching R[ichard]'s fine, radiant countenance and delighting in the sound of his voice.' And on successive evenings she writes, about subsequent books of the Odyssey, 'Great delight ... The splendid happenings seem like a dream picture to me ... [Richard's] voice and his manner encompass the immortal work like music.
>One day, over lunch, Wagner rates Plato's Symposium above all other literary works: 'In Shakespeare we see Nature as it is, here we have the artistic awareness of the benefactor added; what would the world know about redeeming beauty without Plato?'
>One night they decide that there are seven great books. 'Over supper we discussed our indispensables and classified them thus: Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Plato's Symposium, Cervantes Don Quixote, the whole of Shakespeare, and Goethe's Faust.
>The theatre at Bayreuth is opened, and they move into Wahnfried, the house Wagner designed there for himself. Properly married at last, they now have a library of over two thousand books to choose from for their evening reading. They make their way through several books of Thucydides together. Wagner wants to contrast German politics with those of classical Greece. 'Ah, they were too intelligent, those fellows,' he says of the Athenians. 'They could not last.' One day Cosima finds him reading Sophocles Oedipus and checking the translation against the original Greek. 'It is a torrent of beauty,' he says, 'now vanished forever: we are barbarians.'
>A son is born, and they draw up plans for his future reading. Philosophy: Schopenhauer. Religion: Eckhart, Tauler. Art: R. Wagner. And then, much the same great-books program as before, climaxing in the big three - Homer, Aeschylus, and Sophocles.

CONT

>> No.16669305

>>16669304
>There is something touching, finally, about the older, thoroughly domesticated couple, in an age before television, setting down again to read the Odyssey - she listening, as Penelope once did, and he reading the tale, as Odysseus once told it to his wife. He reads, she says, 'in so sublimely moving a way that I shed tears.' He concludes that Homer 'really was the poetic par excellence, the source of all poetic art, the true creator,' (He's right, as usual, in aesthetic matters.) In his last year, they return to Book 10, to the magical description of Circe's island, and the appearance of Hermes there. When they lay the book aside, he says, 'How sublime it is.'

>> No.16669377

What is with this constant Wagner posting



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16669302 No.16669302 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

i want to know everything about the rothschilds



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16669294 No.16669294 [Reply] [Original]

>napoleon thought 120 days of sodom was a true story

>> No.16669325

>>16669294
I wish he killed more.



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16669253 No.16669253 [Reply] [Original]

>gets refuted before hes even finished writing the book
>still publishes it

>> No.16669256

>>16669253
Next time write "marx" in your OP so I can filter you, faggot.



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16669246 No.16669246 [Reply] [Original]

Reminder that this man wrote more pages just today, than you in the entire year



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16669184 No.16669184 [Reply] [Original]

Please recommend me really atmospheric surrealistic novels. Thank you.

>> No.16669219

>>16669184
I don't know if it's what you are looking for, but surrealists really liked Fantômas.



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16669181 No.16669181 [Reply] [Original]

lmao. Idealists BTFO

>> No.16669365

The only idealist I care about is based Schopenhauer and this argument does not apply to him.



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16669179 No.16669179 [Reply] [Original]

Why is this type of life so attractive to the European/White male?

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>> No.16669254

>>16669250
Whoops forgot to remove that retarded nametag

>> No.16669255

>>16669250
You sure adapted quickly

>> No.16669259

>>16669255
I wasn’t that bait OP. I just put on his name on to impersonate him in order to call someone falling for his bait a retard

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16669278

>>16669179
Because nature is the only authentic thing left in this modern and rootless world where everyone pretends to be everything, but is nothing.

>> No.16669374

>>16669179
Who doesn't want to escape responsibilities that come with living in a society? I'd love to live off the land in the wilderness if I didn't think I'd die in 2 weeks.



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16669172 No.16669172 [Reply] [Original]

Is the Form of the Crab the ideal form for harbouring soul?

>> No.16669185

Is this what the far future part of The Time Machine is about or is that just a weird coincidence?

>> No.16669346

pls respond

>> No.16669351

>>16669172
I ALWAYS KNEW BEING AN UPRIGHT BIPED WASN'T STRICTLY A COINCIDENCE!!!!

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16669378

nah, this is

>> No.16669385

>>16669378
>velociraptor tiger to armadillo rat to whale
do evolutionists really???



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16669156 No.16669156 [Reply] [Original]

I can't enjoy reading fiction anymore. Now I just read history books all day. At least i get to learn something new from them. Reading fiction just feels like a waste of time.

>> No.16669193

>>16669156
Which one is the Iliad for you?

>> No.16669206

>>16669193
I'd say non-fiction.

>> No.16669341

I like to balance my fiction/non reading by switching from 1 fiction then one non. Seems to be more productive than going all in on one.



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16669154 No.16669154 [Reply] [Original]

Something different and degenerate. What authors do you look like? I'd give myself a 7.5/10 for MacDonald, but can't get any higher as I don't have his quality of beard or moustache. And no, gentlemen, that's not grease: I just came out of the shower.

>> No.16669174

You look more like Dugin.

>> No.16669182

>>16669154
Rasputin.

>> No.16669212

>>16669174
>>16669182
I think Rasputin is probably correct.
Anyway, what do you guys look like? Don't be afraid. Wallow in the degeneracy.

>> No.16669224

I want to make clear, however, that my beard is vastly inferior to all three of those men.



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16669124 No.16669124 [Reply] [Original]

Why did France get all the cool Biblical Prophecies but not Italy?

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>> No.16669199

>>16669168
>MC
>spends the majority of the biggest event in world history being a damsel in distress

>> No.16669211

Care to elaborate about these prophecies regarding France?

>> No.16669213

>>16669199
it's a coming of age story

>> No.16669215

>>16669211
The Great Monarch

>> No.16669296

>>16669215
They do also fall away from God and go through utter Chaos.
So... trade-offs and all that.



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16669114 No.16669114 [Reply] [Original]

>tips fedora
Kek did Greeks really

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>> No.16669242

>>16669137
*/b/tard you retard

>> No.16669287

>>16669137
this.
>le funny man fapfapfap in market place
>haha so epic doesn't give any fucks just tells Alexander to get out of the sun
>bro get it, nobody good, people are such nasty hypocrites and bigots

>> No.16669295

Diogenes sounds interesting when you first hear about him, but when you think about it, was being a public-masturbator who lives in a barrel really worth two or three anecdotes?
It's all very well for Alexander the Great to say that if he couldn't be himself, he'd wish o be Diogenes, but he wasn't and knew he could say that without living in a barrel.

>> No.16669298

>>16669287
kys

>> No.16669334

>>16669242
/b/ is looking for honest men?



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16669085 No.16669085 [Reply] [Original]

I fear I've run out of authors for my favourite aesthetic, theme and style. I love literary fantasy in the vein of Dunsany, MacDonald and Clark Ashton Smith. To be frank, I love reading about wizards and necromancers and gods in glorious colourful prose. Is there anyone else who achieves, for example, this sort of style? And I've read Peake; he's one of my favourites, but he's not 'high fantasy'.

>The fumes of the censers, blue and white and violet, arose in thick clouds and speedily filled the room with ever-writhing interchanging columns, among which the sunlight disappeared and was succeeded by a wan unearthly glow, pale as the light of moons that ascend from Lethe. With preternatural slowness, with unhuman solemnity, the voice of the necromancer went on in a priest-like chant till the scroll was ended and the last echoes lessened and died out in hollow sepulchral vibrations. Then the colored vapors cleared away, as if the folds of a curtain had been drawn back. But the pale unearthly glow still filled the chamber, and between Malygris and the door where hung the unicorn's head there stood the apparition of Nylissa, even as she had stood in the perished years, bending a little like a wind-blown flower, and smiling with the unmindful poignancy of youth. Fragile, pallid, and simply gowned, with anemone blossoms in her black hair, with eyes that held the new-born azure of vernal heavens, she was all that Malygris had remembered, and his sluggish heart was quickened with an old delightful fever as he looked upon her.



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16669073 No.16669073 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

I turn 16 tomorrow, what book shall I get with my money. I really enjoyed Catch-22 and Blood Meridian (BM was hard though lol).

Someone on reddit said this website is good, layout is a little confusing though lol

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>> No.16669152

>>16669105
I only see the thumbnail but is that rak? He draws really good pussy

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16669155

Here you go op

>> No.16669166

Sorry to break it to you OP, but you have to be 18 to post here. Though that doesn't really matter, mods here are lazy as shit.

Anyway, you can clearly handle tough material if you read Blood Meridian so I would recommend Moby Dick if you can handle it.

I wouldn't lurk here though Bobby, you're passion for reading will ebb and you'll be sucked into an auto-ironic maelstrom (on that note, read Poe).

Happy reading.

>> No.16669169

>>16669166
You’re retarded dude

>> No.16669173

>>16669145

DO NOT SAY THAT WORD! WTF!



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16669058 No.16669058 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

>Debate someone
>See that they've just pulled their strongest argument
>Say "yes, and?"
>Watch them shatter

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>> No.16669194

>in discussion
>they bring up a new point, thinking theyve won
"I already addressed that.. learn to listen"

>> No.16669202

Dumb frogposter.

>> No.16669243

>>16669194
I actually hate when people do this: you repeat the point that covers that issue then they say you haven the addressed [x] (which you addressed in a previous post.)

>> No.16669247

>>16669202
yes, and?

>> No.16669248

I cannot imagine a bigger waste of time than engaging in debates, not even browsing /lit/ tops it



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16669039 No.16669039 [Reply] [Original]

was this masterpiece ever published?

>> No.16669053

>nigger-gehenna
this would have been a gold platinum hit



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