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10875258 No.10875258 [Reply] [Original]

>Suppose you asked leftists to make a list of ALL the things that were wrong with society, and then suppose you instituted EVERY social change that they demanded. It is safe to say that within a couple of years the majority of leftists would find something new to complain about,some new social “evil” to correct; because, once again, the leftist is motivated less by distress at society’s ills than by the need to satisfy his drive for power by imposing his solutions on society
This man represented everything he hated.
Truly a psycho.

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>> No.10875706

uhmm sweetie not sure if you're familiar with this school of shitposting but I'd advise you to wise up on it before snapping at me okay mr. grumpy pants

>> No.10875710

sorry sweetums this reply: >>10875706
was meant for this loveable but uninformed boy: >>10875492

>> No.10875711

This has to be an ironic bait pasta, nobody can be this stupid

>> No.10875721

Congratulations, you made me smile.

>> No.10875731

How is this form of speech called? The one where you substitute simple words with fringe synonyms to impress the 16 year old pink haired girls at the philosophy club and anger normal people with your pretentiousness?

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10875257 No.10875257 [Reply] [Original]

What's some basic liberalist literature?

>> No.10875265

What the fuck is liberalistism/liberalisalism/whatever it is even supposed to stand for? Does Sargon (or his ilk) even have a consistent worldview?

>> No.10875278

A suicide manual.

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>> No.10875320

Stop relabeling basic bitch-tier political positions.

>> No.10875328

some horseshit made up by a pseudointellectual who wants to be a speshul snowflake.

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10875255 No.10875255 [Reply] [Original]

broke: a rascist, Eurocentric celebration of the exploitation of Africa and her people
woke: an earnest appraisal of empire, the natural inequality of man, and its impact on the psyche
bespoke: company man blows the fuck out of everyone's ivory quotas with some canoes and a pack of feral groids

>> No.10875280

Ascended: a story about a man reaching into the core of human nature, discovering the most terrible of truths.

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10875237 No.10875237 [Reply] [Original]

What are you favorite history books/recommendations? /lit/ rarely seems to talk about them.

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10875195 No.10875195 [Reply] [Original]

In the middle of
>A people's history of the united states
>Madame Bovary
>The New Testament
Thinking of starting another, shall I start a new hotness or finish off the old and busted?

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10875168 No.10875168 [Reply] [Original]

Any recommendations for books that will give me a boner and make me cry? Not at the same time.

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>> No.10875176

thousand cranes

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>> No.10875270

your mom's childhood photo album

>> No.10875335

The Elementary Particles

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10875160 No.10875160 [Reply] [Original]

ITT we talk about literary characters everybody hates but you feel sorry for.

Me, I thin Holden fits the bill, pic related.

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Tom. He's basically me, but if I decided to kill myself rather than trying to be optimistic about life.

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Tom. He's basically me but I became optimistic about life rather than killing myself ;_;

>> No.10875307

Ewmbehr Ewmbehr. Works in olfactory enchantments, dabbles in other sorts of lures, too.

>> No.10875432

I think it's tough for younger people to relate these days. Holden doesn't have the proper cultural capital to justify complaining about anything. Because of that, relating to him makes them uncomfortable.

>> No.10875439

>People don't like being showered with truth
Hello Holden

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10875144 No.10875144 [Reply] [Original]

I often see L'Étranger recommended as an entry-level book for French-language learners.

What's an entry-level fiction book for Italian?

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10875135 No.10875135 [Reply] [Original]

In all honesty, besides analytics, does there seem to be any reason to go beyond the Greeks for philosophy?

They seem to have figured everything out, everybody else just copycats.

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>> No.10875640

Any form of democracy is atrocious; mob rule is atrocitous

>> No.10875664

>besides analytics

Which contribute nothing.

>> No.10875676

Acknowledged folly

>> No.10875716

This individual has made a good post. As many political philosophers have pointed out, like Rousseau, what Athens actually was, was an aristocracy.

>> No.10875732

No it is not. Our democracy allows everyone to vote.

But is that really what you want? Technically speaking, an aristocracy is most certainly a bad form of government, unless it is based on a metric OTHER than money. In other words, if the aristocracy was based on intelligence, or even better, a combination of intelligence and morally good behavior. I’m sure the Greeks wanted this type of Aristocracy, but it was out of their reach. They had a wealthy aristocracy just like the Romans

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10875103 No.10875103 [Reply] [Original]

Broke: Jordan Peterson
Woke: Coyote Peterson

>> No.10875118

those leather hats are for fucking faggots and posers

>> No.10875197

but he's australian.

>> No.10875324

His videos are fun but he needs to work on his acting, yelling AAAAAAAH IT'S LIKE LAVA IN MY VEINS, AAAAAH! and rolling around for 5 minutes isn't how people act when they're in untold agony

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10875085 No.10875085 [Reply] [Original]

I choosing between this book and The Trial. Looking for a somewhat easy read since I’m buried in work and can’t put a lot of time and effort into reading.

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>> No.10875119

Hesse is good with poems and words in general.
The plot of his stories aren't really his strong suit.
I don't know if it is very good if you don't read it in German language.

>> No.10875121

this is a pretty good book, you can read it in one day and its defentley worth it; literally 0 reasons to not read it. dont listen to insecure /litpseuds:>

>> No.10875130

Hey, pal, shove your 20th century literature up your scar tissue ass

>> No.10875149

I really liked Demian but please don't tell 4chan or they'll say I'm a pleb

>> No.10875463

demian is an easier read than the trial. but its a coming of age story so that might be way past ya

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10875082 No.10875082 [Reply] [Original]

I'm looking for some more big, beefy, 20th/21st century maximalist shit and I've read all the cliche ones already (Pynchon, Delilo, McElroy, Bolano)

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>> No.10875375

Earthly Powers by Anthony Burgess

>> No.10875380

Life and Fate

>> No.10875384

The kindly ones

>> No.10875385

Umbrella/Shark/Phone by will self

>> No.10875604

Have you read strudlhofstiege ? Been thinking about picking it up, whats it like ?

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10875070 No.10875070 [Reply] [Original]

Just read the first seven chapters of this. It was literally just
>dude nothing is real lmao
>dude we know nothing lmao
>dude perspectivism lmao
>dude le wisdom lmao
Please tell me why this is regarded as anything but garbage.

>> No.10875074

problem cuck? i bet you think you can know things

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10875020 No.10875020 [Reply] [Original]

Well, I'm going in. How bad could it be?

>> No.10875031

Its a fantastic novel

>> No.10875033

I hope so. It's a bit of an investment.

>> No.10875036

Complaints from other readers I have heard is that it is banal, since its mostly a portrait of a life without real import. But if one is to consider that a life is of total value to the person living it, I dont think that criticism is valid. Also much of it is a depiction of medieval life and social mores, so it isnt all swashbuckling. There is a lot of baby having and looms.

>> No.10875039

All of that sounds right up my alley

>> No.10875166

Never heard of this book before but this sounds like something I've been looking for

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10874949 No.10874949 [Reply] [Original]

Why are so many male authors so terrible at writing female characters? pic related

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>> No.10875505

god i wish that was me

>> No.10875506


How could I have lived long enough to get on this website? You are an Idiot.

>> No.10875509

Not me

>> No.10875600

What does this criticism even mean?
How are you supposed to write women?

>> No.10875655

All the single ladies
(All the single ladies)
All the single ladies
(All the single ladies)
All the single ladies
(All the single ladies)
All the single ladies
Now put your hands up

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10874946 No.10874946 [Reply] [Original]

shelf is full, should i get rid of the manga?

>> No.10874958

Well Vagabond will never be finished so you might as well.

>> No.10875018

How is Black Cat?

>> No.10875155

I don't know, i took this pic from google, but I read vagabond

>> No.10875178

desu that collection looks pretty cool

>> No.10875231

Get a new shelf. Or start doubling up books on the shelf like used bookstores do.

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10874898 No.10874898 [Reply] [Original]

Proud as F***

Finally got my book published!

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>> No.10875560

Why isn’t dawn capitalized?

>> No.10875601

>virginity was part of their very identity and station in life
They are the Vestal Virgins.

>> No.10875617


Not so! There are lots of successful authors who self publish their books. If you want to maintain financial and artistic control of your work, like all good authors, cutting out the middle man and self publishing is often most sensible way to do.

...Might not be case with OP but.

>> No.10875625

>Hope you write many more.
Tears, bro. Tears. Have a (You).

>> No.10875646

I was going to suggest he retitle to "THOT Process" - alas the title was already taken. There is even a THOT Process 2: Diamond Eye. Maybe OP can glom onto the franchise.

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10874868 No.10874868 [Reply] [Original]

The German peoples use to produce some mighty philosophers. Influential men asking and answering absolutely earth-shattering, profound questions. Nowadays, the German peoples lack any sort of modern philosophical influence and are not capable of discourse.

Why is this? Is it because the German peoples have been cucked into Bolivia? Why are they no longer able of producing profound thoughts and discussions?

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>> No.10875056

Unification killed germans.
They used to be a very diverse land, alike to renaissance Italy but then prussians and Nazis came and ruined everything turning germans into homogenised pulp devoid of tradition.

>> No.10875058

>I don't know what I'm talking about: the thread

>> No.10875104

This. Prussia was a mistake.

>> No.10875472

Nietzsche talks about this at length. The short version is that Germans couldn't live up to their ideals bestowed by men such as Goethe, Schiller, and Schopenhauer and instead took to the drink.

>> No.10875485

The Nazis and then WW2 and then turbo-americanization killed us

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10874852 No.10874852 [Reply] [Original]

I'm putting together a team.

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>> No.10874884

>white people

>> No.10874890

Only like half those people are white

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>> No.10875570

good post

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10874841 No.10874841 [Reply] [Original]

Can /lit/ recommend some literature that isn't by white men? I want to diversify my 2018 reading list. I am sure that oppressed groups have some good novel material. I read pic related last year and enjoyed it.

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>> No.10875547

Karen Tei Yamashita - I Hotel
Kim Fu - For Today I am a Boy
Salman Rushdie - The Moor’s Last Sigh
Ishmael Reed - Mumbo Jumbo
Percival Everett - Suder
Zadie Smith - White Teeth
Monique Truong - Book of Salt
John Edgar Wideman - Hiding Place

>> No.10875552

forgot to say, studied postcolonial lit for my undergrad so if you need more recs i’ve got ten thousand of em

>> No.10875700

Second Mumbo Jumbo and Orhan Pamuk

For japs, Mishima and the Book of Five Rings

For chinks, all I'm familiar with is the Daodeching (take care to choose a good translation)

For womenz, Celia Green, Emily Dickinson, Wuthering Heights. Kafka and Lewis Caroll were basically women so you can go for them too. Don't read Morrison, she's the ultimate sap.

>> No.10875708

Ayn Rand is also worth a try, at least if you can process ideas with more than a high schooler's level of nuance (/lit/ cannot).

>> No.10875714

Who are the best black writers? I will not @ /pol/ responses

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