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13189204 No.13189204 [Reply] [Original]

>post ironic mesolandery
>actually pushing it in 2019
ishiggydiggy



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13189183 No.13189183 [Reply] [Original]

Are there any great thinkers alive and writing today that will still be read in 100 or 200 years time (if humanity is still around by then)?

>> No.13189194

>>13189183
pic not related



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13189175 No.13189175 [Reply] [Original]

Nothing but facts here. It'll always be here and you'll still hit your forehead on the wall anyways. Try go around it but it'll wait for you with love.

Dear Anon, get flattened.
Love, nothing.

I think, I believe the facts will come and I believe they will stay.
You should quiver over dick



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13189159 No.13189159 [Reply] [Original]

I’ve never read a book before, what’s a good one to start with?

>> No.13189167

Lord of the Flies

>> No.13189170

The Holy Bible is all you need.

>> No.13189171

the stranger



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13189058 No.13189058 [Reply] [Original]

Why is this shit fo fucking boring when The Stranger was so good?



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13189053 No.13189053 [Reply] [Original]

Are there any graphic novels worth my time?

>> No.13189077

>>13189053

THE BETTER QUESTION SHOULD RATHER BE: «IS YOUR TIME WORTH ANYTHING?»

>> No.13189114

>>13189053
>posting on 4channel

Your time is not valuable, anon.

>> No.13189134

>>13189053
Nausicaä

>> No.13189135

>>13189077

WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING AT ME I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING TO YOU



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13189038 No.13189038 [Reply] [Original]

>Speaking carefully, not stuttering (he has not stuttered in better than five years), he says: “I don’t understand this at all. I don’t understand any of this. Why does a story have to be socio-anything? Politics ... culture ... history ... aren’t those natural ingredients in any story, if it’s told well? I mean ...” He looks around, sees hostile eyes, and realizes dimly that they see this as some sort of attack. Maybe it even is. They are thinking, he realizes, that maybe there is a sexist death merchant in their midst. “I mean ... can’t you guys just let a story be a story?”
>No one replies. Silence spins out. He stands there looking from one cool set of eyes to the next. The sallow girl chuffs out smoke and snubs her cigarette in an ashtray she has brought along in her backpack.
>Finally the instructor says softly, as if to a child having an inexplicable tantrum, “Do you believe William Faulkner was just telling stories? Do you believe Shakespeare was just interested in making a buck? Come now, Bill. Tell us what you think.”
>“I think that’s pretty close to the truth,” Bill says after a long moment in which he honestly considers the question, and in their eyes he reads a kind of damnation.
>“I suggest,” the instructor says, toying with his pen and smiling at Bill with half-lidded eyes, “that you have a great deal to learn.”
Who was in the wrong here?

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13189099

>>13189038

>mfw even after selling tons of copies of his books and winning lots of awards and earning critical praise, Stephen King still can't handle the fact that academia will never care more than two shits for him



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13189032 No.13189032 [Reply] [Original]

Finished spring snow and wasn't too crazy about it. Is the rest of the series worth reading?

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>> No.13189108

>>13189032
I was considering buying the entire tetralogy so I was wondering the same thing. Is it worth reading through it all?

>> No.13189113

Wait do people actually buy and read books by /li/ meme authors like Mishima?

>> No.13189121

>>13189032
Why didn't you like it?

>> No.13189124

>>13189113
A lot of the "/lit/ memes" are actually very good. You're fucking stupid if you discredit a book for simply making it onto a /lit/ chart.

>> No.13189125

>>13189037
Mishima is a great film



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13189027 No.13189027 [Reply] [Original]

Aside from the obvious, what are the finest couplet poems in the English language? Pope is all I know from memory.



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13189005 No.13189005 [Reply] [Original]

In the end,why does Batou look agitated after he looks at the doll-present of Tosuga's daughter? Are humans and machines really on equal existential footing?

>> No.13189089

Probably thinks of the dolls he seen in the factory and that what he's seeing right now could be a simulation.

While I do appreciate a whole other person that saw this movie and liked it, I think you got the wrong board.



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13189001 No.13189001 [Reply] [Original]

>"He rose and stood tottering in that cold autistic dark with his arms outheld for balance while the vestibular calculations in his skull cranked out their reckonings"

What does autistic mean in this context?

>> No.13189013

>>13189001
autism[ aw-tiz-uhm ]
noun
1. Psychiatry. a pervasive developmental disorder of children, characterized by impaired communication, excessive rigidity, and emotional detachment: now considered one of the autism spectrum disorders.
2. a tendency to view life in terms of one's own needs and desires.

Probably number 2.

>> No.13189019

You kinda undestand what he means when you're outside alone in a field at night and the silent, isolating sky lies above you.

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13189202

thought OP was bullshitting, but it turns out that Corncob really does use the word 'autistic' here. absolutely hilarious



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13188931 No.13188931 [Reply] [Original]

/lit/ needs better moderation, there are way too many off-topic threads there these days.

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>> No.13188964

/lit/ needs better users

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13189000

>>13188960
>He can't ban evade
Lmao at this newfag

>> No.13189003

>>13188931
>says there's too many off topic threads
>makes another one to complain about it
Fuck off.

>> No.13189008

>>13189000
gay digits

>> No.13189188

>>13188931
It's not like the on topic threads are good anyway, who the fuck cares?



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13188921 No.13188921 [Reply] [Original]

What's /lit/'s thought on John Green?

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>> No.13188952

>>13188934
Two hundred years and counting.

>> No.13189059

I respect him.

>> No.13189067

>>13188934
Isn't he done? I haven't heard him mentioned in forever.

>> No.13189070

I read Let it Snow every year around Christmas. I've been doing it for at least seven or eight years.

>> No.13189088

his pursuit of building the black ethno-state of infraborea in Antarctica is admirable and should be lauded.



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13188915 No.13188915 [Reply] [Original]

anyone here has ever read the gradus at parnasum?

is still a good book to learn from?



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13188904 No.13188904 [Reply] [Original]

Not even once have I seen this absolute fucking genius discussed on this board. What gives? Do you people really only read prose?



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13188892 No.13188892 [Reply] [Original]

>write fictional diaries along with my own diary
>make those characters write letters between them 'cause they are as lonely as me
>make them write letters to me because i feel lonely
Is this fucking autistic?

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>> No.13189065

>>13188892
It's probably a good way to flesh out characters if you're planning on writing a story with them.

>> No.13189105

>>13188892
pessoa did it first

>> No.13189111

>>13188892
Now I'm interested in those character's lifes. Mind sharing some?

>> No.13189112

>>13188892
i’d like to try something similar but i know that they’d just become vehicles through which to express my sexual frustration

>> No.13189131

>>13188892
No that's patrician.



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13188882 No.13188882 [Reply] [Original]

13 KB JPG
In aesthetics he was a veteran with sublime word fetish.
He shredded up all his contemporaries like iceberg lettuce.
He stripped the English word naked.
Plus he perfected his work ethic.
In the first seconds of life the dictionary gave his mother his birth record.
The precocious quote theologian.
He penned notes that reposted into results and left throats in convulsions.

>> No.13188889

One of the best. Not THE best.

>> No.13188908

>>13188889
Who do you think was THE best then?

>> No.13188914

>>13188908
Dante

>> No.13188917

>>13188908
Walt Whitman

>> No.13188922

>>13188908
My diary desu



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13188863 No.13188863 [Reply] [Original]

>book is over 400 pages

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13188897

>>13188863
>Book

>> No.13189149

>Book isn't from Stephen King.

>> No.13189156

>book is not a movie



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13188854 No.13188854 [Reply] [Original]

Post your short story ideas. It's not like they're going anywhere.

>> No.13188873

>>13188854
How about fuck you. It is cyclical piece where the autofallciao gives you herpes mysteriously from nothing and gives you a blot clot that leads to a series of unfortunate international incidents that must be categorized as surreal and foolish for the foreseeable future.

>> No.13188941

>>13188854
Man eats a sandwich and thinks of another sandwich while he does it and then goes away leaving us the viewer in a room empty of all interest

>> No.13188971

>>13188941
Why couldn't he just eat the sandwich he wanted to eat in the first place? Why the fuck did he have to eat a sandwich without thinking? (Why am I so angry?) I want sandwich.



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13188848 No.13188848 [Reply] [Original]

>Crime and Punishment (1866)

>> No.13188911

nice meme bro, have an upvote, good luck on getting that reddit gold



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