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10289094 No.10289094 [Reply] [Original]

www.goodreads.com/okasion

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>> No.10289117

>>10289094
this nigga listing programming books, HAHA!
u gonna list some graphic novels next? :D:D:D:D:D:D

>> No.10289119

>>10289103

You got me intrigued by this one

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>>10289119

Forgot pic

>> No.10289128

>>10289117
Why don't you publish your list you manly reader

>> No.10289129

looks like bait. read 3 books this year of 30?
I'm over 200. Are you implying flying horses and philosophy are incompatible?



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10289079 No.10289079 [Reply] [Original]

post a journal entry

>> No.10289112

i feel like the point of diary entries is that you're able to relax and forget judgmental onlookers
>inb4 type out my most recent entry
>bullied to shit
reassure me, anons



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10289069 No.10289069 [Reply] [Original]

>tfw oldfag

What the fuck happened to this board? It has become indistinguishable from reddit. Gone are the days of quality posts and discussion. It’s time to leave this place for good.

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Pleb pride

>> No.10289100

>>10289091
No anon the wool is being pulled over your eyes by the kikes, niggers, muslims and sjws.

>> No.10289107

>it's a year old "oldfag" complains about his honeymoon period being over episode

>> No.10289116

>>10289084
/lit/ was always the most leftist board until the Trump election and Jordan Petersonfags and there was a mass exodus away

>> No.10289125

>>10289084
if anything leftypol emerged from lit



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10289052 No.10289052 [Reply] [Original]

**Hannah Arendt**
General discussion welcome
What is the ideal reading order, and exactly how much Augustine and Heidegger does one have to read to get it all right?

Also, I am doing a 40 minute presentation on the first part of The Origins of Totalitarianism. Does anyone have some important points i might have forgotten? Besides being the climax of french antisemitism, is there a deeper reason she has a whole chapter about the dreyfus affair?
I am thinking about buying a copy of the whole thing, which edition should i get?

>> No.10289056

>>10289052
>Hannah (((Arendt)))
bluepilled normie tier shit

You should have made a presentation about how she got chadded by supreme Heidegger who hated Jews

>> No.10289089

>>10289056
Why bother posting when you're saying nothing at all?

>> No.10289096

>>10289089
I said you shouldn't bother because Arendt is a shitty philosopher

>> No.10289104

>>10289096
No, you threw out some buzzwords like a child impotently throwing a fit with a keyboard.



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10289050 No.10289050 [Reply] [Original]

My mum looks like Dr Johnson



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10289000 No.10289000 [Reply] [Original]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX6rbLSp8Ys

>> No.10289017

bait. BookTuber may be the word you seek, le Froguette poster.



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10288985 No.10288985 [Reply] [Original]

What are the best books/authors if I wanna get into short stories? Are Kafka's any good?
pic unrelated

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>> No.10289058

Hemingway, Salinger, Askildsen, Kafka the list could go on.

>> No.10289081

Dubliners

>> No.10289086

>>10288985
>Kafka

>> No.10289095

>>10288985
Melville, Maupassant, Poe.

>> No.10289118

Kipling, Stevenson, Chesterton.



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10288977 No.10288977 [Reply] [Original]

Besides Mason and Dixon what's a doorstop of historical fiction that's good to read over the winter?

>> No.10289110

Against the Day.



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10288952 No.10288952 [Reply] [Original]

What is the best translation of The Trial and Death of Socrates?

Something easily accessible but without lacking anything of substance. Modern english please.



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10288951 No.10288951 [Reply] [Original]

What are some books I can read about loneliness and isolation?

>> No.10288968

>>10288951
>muh diary
heh heh

>> No.10289024

>>10288968
I really should have put an >inb4 in the OP



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10288949 No.10288949 [Reply] [Original]

This is parenting done right

>> No.10288954

and image-sizing done wrong

>> No.10288958

Imagine a 6 year old stuggling to understand Plato

>> No.10288964

and JS Mill had a nervous breakdown in his twenties because of the enormous pressure his father put on him to become a philosopher and the loneliness he experienced due to spending all of his time reading. A poet, Wordsowrth, is what saved him from suicide. Not philosophy.

>> No.10288967

>no Pessoa
Shit list



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10288913 No.10288913 [Reply] [Original]

I am midway through and I'm liking it a lot, but many times the dialogues between characters and their motives seem off, sometimes over the top and very dramatical. I can understand Nastasia being a hysterical cunt for many reasons, but why is everybody else so sensitive and unreasonable.

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>> No.10288941

>>10288913
Is this your first Dostoevsky novel?

>> No.10288953

>>10288941
Read C&P five years ago and I also recall the dialogue being a bit off. Maybe it's just his style, but I dont know if it was just my impression or is there something I didnt quite understand about the plot.

>> No.10288978

>>10288913
>but many times the dialogues between characters and their motives seem off, sometimes over the top and very dramatical
That's because Dostoyevsky can't write characters like actual human beings, they're just puppets to drive forward an idea for him. Leave Russian Realism to Tolstoy.

>> No.10289106

>Main character gets called an idiot by pretty much everyone in the book
>He's actually the nicest fella of them all

Wish I was like Mishkin

>> No.10289136

>>10288978
This. I'm pretty sure the novel is a critique of the Atheist Russian Bourgeoisie.



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10288884 No.10288884 [Reply] [Original]

>Anon thinks The Great Gatsby is good book.
>He doesn't think there's anything wrong with all the coincidence's
>This is why your gay Anon.

>> No.10288896

>>10288888

>> No.10288897

>>10288884
redpilled for truth XD!

praise Kek!

>> No.10288912

>>10288884
This but unironically, and with a you're instead of your.

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>Dude manages to rent hovel sandwiched between NY mansions.
LEL
>Other Dude throws City crushing parties because he has a hardon for the MILF across the street. He's not too shy to have randumbs trash his house, but he's too shy to walk across the street and flirt with the neighbor lady. Whom he had sex with once when he was poor.
>Neighbor Lady goes to all kinds of dives except the Tweeker Party Palace across the street.
Because: reasons.
>Cheating rich husbando's fat GF gets run over by the one person who. . . .
Because: Karma?

Classic Lierary Fiction Top 100



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10288857 No.10288857 [Reply] [Original]

Is he a good novelist? He has several of them.

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>> No.10288890

>>10288857
YOU CAN SAVE THE WORLD IF YOU DONATE.
PLEASE GIVE ME MONEY, AND I WILL SAVE THE WORLD. I AM YOUR SAVIOR, BUT I NEED YOUR MONEY. IF YOU DON'T PAY ME, THE WORLD IS GOING TO END.

>> No.10288906

>>10288857
Being libertardian after the age of 16 disqualifies you as a thinker and author.

>> No.10288910

He opens his book on arguments by demonstrating that he does not understand syllogisms.

>> No.10289066

>>10288857
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBIC8JTQMMQ

Rare footage of molymeme as a child

>> No.10289085

>>10288857
But... novels aren't arguments.



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10288811 No.10288811 [Reply] [Original]

>reading fiction books



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10288797 No.10288797 [Reply] [Original]

Good evening, Anon.
Do you ever worry, Anon, that the world is going to end?
Do you have any idea how insignificant you are? When they start devouring the world, you will be but a clump of flesh on their metallic exoskeleton.
There is a Emergent Planetary Commercium in the event horizon. The lives of humans and the force of the old world, all will be consumed. They are coming. These are the final nights.

>> No.10288803

>>10288797
It'll end when I end

>> No.10288818

>>10288797

>>/x/

>> No.10288903

>>10288797
thats way more optimistic than my view of ~the end~

>> No.10288922

In the end, it doesn't even matters oh oh oh oh



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10288733 No.10288733 [Reply] [Original]

Guys, we were supposed to turn in a short response to Richard Adam's Watership Down. The gist of the prompt was to respond to how the ideas presented in Watership Down are reflected in the real world. I chose to write about Cowslip's Warren and how it is reflective of modern feminist and transgender acceptance movements (i.e. transgenerism isn't natural like the rabbits in Cowslip's Warren and how feminists will attack anyone who shatter their worldview with factual evidence, etc.). The teacher handed back the assignments. I did not receive mine, but the teacher told me to stay after class. She said she would not grade my assignment, threatened me with expulsion and said they were getting Title IX involved. What, what do I even do?

>> No.10288747

>>10288733
You should kill yourself. You are brain-dead

>> No.10288749

>>10288733
You memed outside of 4chan.

>> No.10288785

What community college do you go to that actually assigns Watership Down? Don't get me wrong, it's good, but it's a children's book. Are you reading The Hobbit next?

>> No.10288813

>>10288749
This, you shouldn't mix up 4chan shitposting with the real world.

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I would prepare a statement that explains how despite the non rabbit way the Cowslip warren lived,the rabbits were able to evolve beyond their parameters and innovate their entire culture with expansions of art and literature, and their homes were made a utopia through this new perception, LIKE WITH TRANSGENDERISM. And act shocked and surprised that this teacher misinterpreted yourglowing endorsement. Mention your own explorations in gender identity and now you feel exploited and discriminated against.

In other words,baffle them with BULLSHIT. You are battling the Though Police,so feel free to turn the tables on them with every lie you can toss at 'am. You'll NEED to.



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10288702 No.10288702 [Reply] [Original]

just give it to me straight, which translation (english) should i get?

>> No.10288716

>>10288702
The one which you ignore to read the original in French.

>> No.10288719

>>10288702
>>10288716
>reading Jews

Fresh off the boat from plebbit, I take it?

>> No.10288729

>>10288702
The one you posted.

>> No.10288894

>>10288702
the modern library one you posted is the agreed as the best

speaking as someone who managed to read the whole thing, it is not worth the time investment, ends up unsatisfying and the latter volumes feel rough because Proust died before finishing them

>> No.10289023

if you speak English or another romance language take 2-3 months to learn french and read the originals.



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10288635 No.10288635 [Reply] [Original]

Using Bukowski as an example, why do people seem to demand immediate pleasure from books? He didn't have the patience for Faulkner, so he condemned it. Why are we collectively so short in attention?



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10288626 No.10288626 [Reply] [Original]

who is the coolest looking writer?

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>> No.10288988

>>10288638
Nice false flag. Cigarettes actually increase your testosterone faggot, why do you think all the men in the 1900s smokes so much? Are you calling them low-test compared to today's men? Stop trying to feminize the modern man you slimy fuck.

>> No.10288991

>>10288979
Bilinda Butcher?

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