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14008350 No.14008350 [Reply] [Original]

>has a mental breakdown
C-Clean you r-room, bucko.
>becomes a drug addict
Let me tell you how to live your life.
>cries on TV
Only the individual matters.

Anybody else lost all respect for him lately? His voice also has lost the assertive tone he used to have and it is more and more reminding one of Kermit the Frog.

There was a time I used to think he was what Nietzsche described as a dancing star, but not anymore.

S



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14008321 No.14008321 [Reply] [Original]

>Nihilism refutes itself
- Me

>> No.14008326

Op is a fag
Annon

>> No.14008345

>Quoting people is dumb. It doesn't make you sound smarter, just dumb. Dumb, dumb, dumb. You can quote me on it.



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14008295 No.14008295 [Reply] [Original]

>> No.14008303

Most of protestant and chatolic literature

>> No.14008336

>Protestants are atheists
>Protestants are Satanists
Stupid catholics

>>14008295
You mean people that sit in church because they have to humor their relatives? Been there

>> No.14008353

>>14008336
I love you, butterfly!



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14008272 No.14008272 [Reply] [Original]

Hi /lit/. I am writing a book and needed some thoughts on my technique. I use "memes" or "memeplexes"(more difficult). The idea is that memes infect people and that I should harness there essence. For example, I use "I'll be back" and other movie one-liners because they have proven their worth. I do sometimes edit memes but its a bit a problem if their fitness is still high. What do you think?



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14008259 No.14008259 [Reply] [Original]



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14008257 No.14008257 [Reply] [Original]

Really makes you think

>> No.14008286

>>14008257
well he did always say he was interested in power



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14008239 No.14008239 [Reply] [Original]

>Do I REALLY need to read more poems than I write?
edition

Also, do I need to read more poems than I write?

>> No.14008242

Yes

>> No.14008340

Yeah, but it's not like that's hard. It's worse to read and write at a 100:1 ratio or more, in my opinion. Don't get completely absorbed in the tendency to think you can't write unless you've read everything.



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14008235 No.14008235 [Reply] [Original]

:3
Is the dumbest poster on /lit single handedly dropping the fictional iq of the board by 20 points. Additionally we can also safely assume his iq is in the 85-100 range, and yet he has read the likes of Smith. This is evidence of a larger problem in western society as there exists two kinds of Pseuds:
the traditional pseud that is easy to spot even for idiots, and the pseud that exhibits all kinds of pseud behaviour without the key ingredient that makes him recognizable (his eagerness to challenge what is above him in a way observable to dimwits), and this second kind is the problem with first world capitalist societies for not only are they the most successful (see elon musk, Jeff bezos, stephen hawking) but the system actively promotes those with even double digit iq to imitate them. We all end up marching towards mediocrity. There is no hope, adorno is correct, social democrats are the biggest opposition, our marxists are trots, the right unironically believes what it preaches, mathematicians have no self awareness, scientists have no proper grounding, neoliberals have conquered us all and only the schizo can hope to escape.

>> No.14008269

Based schizos



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14008231 No.14008231 [Reply] [Original]

>Be PPE student
>Take module on history of economic thought
>Have to give presentation at some point
>Pick Marx, sounds fun. Just finished reading Transcritique
>Leave it until a day before the lecture
>Try to shit out a powerpoint of the labour theory of value
>Stay up all night trying to understanding the relation between Smith, Ricardo, and Bailey
>Failure
>Get the shits from copious amounts of coffee and irritable bowel syndrome
>Man up, walk into lecture and admit to slacking
>(It's non-graded, so who cares?)

>Lecturer lectures
>Other guy stands up, also scheduled to speak today
>Opens up his powerpoint
>It's one slide with a quote from the communist manifesto and an infographic about how six billion died under communism
>"Now for the record, I am not a marxist"
>Highlights include:
>"Marx called religion the opium of the people. Bit of a vague criticism, isn't it? Anyone who's read revelation knows that's not true. Everyone dies and goes to hell."
>"And that's why Marx was wrong about everything."
>Lecturer: "That's a big statement, I mean Marx wrote a lot"
>"I've read a lot"

Thanks for fueling my unjustified superiority complex. I literally did nothing and you still found a way that allows me to feel smug about it.

>> No.14008233

>>14008231
and then Einstein walked in and everybody clapped

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14008249

>>14008231
>Lecturer: "That's a big statement, I mean Marx wrote a lot"
>"I've read a lot"
powerful stuff

>> No.14008251

>>14008233
Though this post is obviously self-congratulatory in its smug snideness towards a fellow who, despite himself, actually did the work he was asked to, it did in fact actually happen.

>> No.14008265

>>14008231
>>"Marx called religion the opium of the people. Bit of a vague criticism, isn't it? Anyone who's read revelation knows that's not true. Everyone dies and goes to hell."
>>"And that's why Marx was wrong about everything."
My roommate has a class, part of his business major, where they have a new guest speaker every week. One of the speakers spent his first 20 minutes listing every failed communist state and proclaiming capitalism was the second coming.

>> No.14008279

>"Marx called religion the opium of the people. Bit of a vague criticism, isn't it? Anyone who's read revelation knows that's not true. Everyone dies and goes to hell."
>"And that's why Marx was wrong about everything."
>Lecturer: "That's a big statement, I mean Marx wrote a lot"
>"I've read a lot"

Based and redpilled.



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14008215 No.14008215 [Reply] [Original]

>It was a movie about American bombers in World War II and the gallant men who flew them. Seen backwards by Billy, the story went like this: American planes, full of holes and wounded men and corpses took off backwards from an airfield in England. Over France, a few German fighter planes flew at them backwards, sucked bullets and shell fragments from some of the planes and crewmen. They did the same for wrecked American bombers on the ground, and those planes flew up backwards to join the formation.

>The formation flew backwards over a German city that was in flames. The bombers opened their bomb bay doors, exerted a miraculous magnetism which shrunk the fires, gathered them into cylindrical steel containers , and lifted the containers into the bellies of the planes. The containers were stored neatly in racks. The Germans below had miraculous devices of their own, which were long steel tubes. They used them to suck more fragments from the crewmen and planes. But there were still a few wounded Americans though and some of the bombers were in bad repair. Over France though, German fighters came up again, made everything and everybody as good as new.

>When the bombers got back to their base, the steel cylinders were taken from the racks and shipped back to the United States of America, where factories were operating night and day, dismantling the cylinders, separating the dangerous contents into minerals. Touchingly, it was mainly women who did this work. The minerals were then shipped to specialists in remote areas. It was their business to put them into the ground, to hide them cleverly, so they would never hurt anybody ever again.

>> No.14008284

There is a red dwarf episode with this idea



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14008196 No.14008196 [Reply] [Original]

Are there any books about the life of like a tiny random 30 person Belarusian/Russian village?

>> No.14008197

Not too far back maybe set in like 1920s-now

>> No.14008241

>>14008196
And Quiet Flows the Don?

>> No.14008258

>>14008196
Ostrovsky's "The Storm" maybe



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14008180 No.14008180 [Reply] [Original]

https://www.nytimes.com/1985/12/15/books/in-defense-of-purple-prose.html?pagewanted=2

>The only way of being a demiurge is to fashion a material world out of the one already on hand, not allusively but close-up, so much so that things the words denote seem right on top of the words, on top of the reader too. The ideal is to create a complex verbal world that has as much presence, as much apparent physical bulk, as the world around it. So you get it both ways: the words evoke the world that isn't made of words, and they - as far as possible -enact it too. The prose, especially when it's purple, seems almost to be made of the same material as what it's about.

>It's when the words blot out the real, and displace it, that prose comes into its own, conjuring, fooling, aping, yet never quite achieving the impression that, in dealing with an elephant, it is actually working in elephant hide. There lingers always, just out of view, on the conjectural fringe of vision, the fact that what's going on is verbal. The prose will not turn to the sun, like a plant, or wither without actually falling off its stem, or spawn tapeworms in its interior. Yet it has mass, texture and shape. It calls into play all the senses, and it can interact at the speed of ionization with the reader's mind. HOW extraordinary: our minds loll in two states, ably transposing words into things, things into words. What goes on in this hybrid mental shuttling to and fro is something passive but active, a compromise in affairs of scale, dimension and abstraction. The phrase ''teddy bear'' is smaller than the toy animal, which in turn is smaller (usually) than the big bear from the wilds; is almost entirely flat (a printed phrase stands up a little from the surface it is printed on); and lacks physical attributes conspicuous in any bear. The words represent, but they also re-present, and when the wordsmith turns to purple various things happen. The presence of the supervising wordsmith becomes more blatant, but the objects being presented in words have a more unruly presence. They bristle, they buzz, they come out at you.

>Purple isn't quite onomatopoeia, whose modern meaning is different from what it meant in Greek. Now it means making a word sound like its referent (''hiss,'' ''crack,'' ''cuckoo''), but it used to mean ''word coining,'' which is wider. When it isn't just showing off, purple is phrase coining, an attempt to build longish units of language that more or less replicate sizable chunks of Being in much the same way as the hiss-crack-cuckoo words mimic a sound. There is language that plunges in, not too proud to steal a noise from Mother Nature, and there is language that prides itself on the distance it keeps from nature. Then there is purple, which, from quite a distance, plunges back into phenomena all over again, only to emerge with a bigger verbal ostentation.

>> No.14008182

>>14008180
>This plunge is almost like revisiting our ancestors. After all, words must have begun as acts of abstract approximation, a simultaneous closeness and removedness that nabbed the essence of a thing in a shout, a grunt, a hiss, but partly in order to refer to it in general. Take the word ''muscle,'' for instance, which comes from some Roman's impression that when a muscle flexes, a small mouse -a musculus - seems to be running underneath the skin. We have all but lost that mouse, and I am not saying that purple will retrieve it; it might, it might not, depending on how much etymology the purplist has. But purple will perhaps restore the shielded, abstracted modern reader to that more atavistic state of mind in which the observer can imagine a subcutaneous mouse. It is not a matter of coming up with new words, but fiercer - of coming up with new and more imposing combinations of words.

>> No.14008198

Do you really expect
Me
To read all that shit
By you?



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14008090 No.14008090 [Reply] [Original]

Thoughts?

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>> No.14008247

>>14008172
one of those?

>> No.14008261

>>14008167
Wasnt there 13 books originally?

>> No.14008268

>>14008261
Yes, and that edition also has 13 books

>> No.14008282

>>14008090
>In the work, Augustine writes about how much he regrets having led a sinful and immoral life.
What did he even do? Skipped Sunday Mass once? lmao

>> No.14008289

>>14008282
Stole some fruit.



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14008082 No.14008082 [Reply] [Original]

Is this a good book or just racist garbage?

>> No.14008087

>>14008082
read it and analyze it yourself.

>> No.14008089

>>14008082
IQ is racist, so you tell me.



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14008031 No.14008031 [Reply] [Original]

plz help

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>> No.14008085

>>14008055
Calibre

>> No.14008094

>>14008079
this. I've been seeing the messages saying it's being discontinued. What do you think you'll personally use as an alternative?

>> No.14008098

>>14008031
kindle

>> No.14008112

Macos Apple books
Its perfect

>> No.14008131

>>14008094
Probably Freda unless I find something better.



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14007989 No.14007989 [Reply] [Original]

My Belarussian buddy wants to get better in English and write more evocative lyrics/poems without stating shit directly.
Can /lit/ recommend some authors and books of poetry to help him and perhaps interest him?

>> No.14008023

>>14007989
Poe's stories & Romanticist stuff in general
I'm not sure I understand the level and goals of your friend tho

>> No.14008158

>>14007989
> Russell's garbage HOWP
> Hegel in English.
Incoherent, disastrous synthesis of utter drivel -- pic must be shopped.



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14007973 No.14007973 [Reply] [Original]

Yo, I have The Dead and Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, is there any supplemental readings I need like how Ulysses has to be read with an understanding of Catholicism, Ireland, Greco-Roman mythology, and the Bibble?

>> No.14008009

>>14007973
Not really, you can dive right into those.



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14007955 No.14007955 [Reply] [Original]

Is he actually worth reading or is lit just taking the piss again? Also, looking at his bibliography, he seems to have studied Hinduism a lot, how come he converted to Islam rather than Hinduism?

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>> No.14008165

>>14008073
So assuming the members don't actually know what he is about, what is he actually about?

>> No.14008245

>>14008110
watered down Guenon for babbies who need their hand held to understand abstract metaphysics

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14008306

>>14008092
He’s reaching for his lightsaber
Darth Goonon was a slippery bastard

>> No.14008348

>>14007955
Yes. He converted to Islam essentially because it was more convenient and because he wasn't really interested in becoming an ascetic.

>> No.14008351

>>14007955
>Is he actually worth reading or is lit just taking the piss again?
its a retard shilling him, he isn't worth reading his whole shit is just 'hurr modern bad sacred good' (I saved you valuable time right there).

>how come he converted to Islam rather than Hinduism?
he says it himself, he doesn't feel Hinduism (despite being an aryan religion) is conducive to the western lifestyle. In other words, he was too pussy to actually become what he wanted and so just joined the nearest tradition where he could live a somewhat comfy life, so much for his ambition.



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14007950 No.14007950 [Reply] [Original]

>”I can’t help but thinking of the Hippolytus of Euripides, where the early licentiousness of Theseus is probably responsible for the asceticism of the son that helps bring about the tragedy that ruins them all. “
Pic related was Heller when he wrote this trash.

>> No.14008077

>>14007950
That’s not that pretentious of a thing to say, imo. Which book is it from? Catch-22?

>> No.14008100

>>14008077
Yes.
And it is because it screams
>I red greek mytholoje so I hav big brain



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14007939 No.14007939 [Reply] [Original]

Is this letter /lit/ kino?

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>> No.14008148

Clear, concise, to the point. Libs are all whining that it’s not wrapped up in lengthy, formal, flowery language, which is dumb.

>> No.14008151

All it's missing is a ", nigga" at the end.

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14008173

>I WILL CALL YOU LATER

>> No.14008177

Hilarious. Trump definitely fucked his sister and killed his son.

>> No.14008225

Seems to go completely hand in hand with what he would say in person.
I don't know why people lose their shit over this.



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