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10407855 No.10407855 [Reply] [Original]

Written or typed?
Half&half?
Should i quit my job and neet it up because philosophically it would be better for all if i became a recluse. Though i will be using the same amount of oxygen whichever path i take. Eh. I definitly do not want to rake a latter roure if i do not plan out my own retirement. Nvm.
>gurl @ wrk
>qr 3.14
> try touching her for no reason
Try
>i dont think i made contact day goes on
>later they tell me they hate covering shifts
>took that as "i gotta work hard and fast" told m to "plate" their dishes -> givum to meh
Few minutes go by. I realize what i did. They were gonna confind in me.
>quickly change the subject whenever they appear
>'ventually they woah who'da thought writing it out processes thoughts. Probably wouldnt need to post this if i wasnt 2 bullets away from finishing. Should i write them a letter. Or type it. Cause im a cunt. And i realizenow why i went to college

>> No.10407857

Actually i am beyond this. Truly what i need is somebody to give me a story i can plagarize and get away with so they will think they mean something to me. Or i can just bake the cunt some xake. Yeah. Cunts like cake. Nah. Im making cookies



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10407848 No.10407848 [Reply] [Original]

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

Do what you will. Kek.

>> No.10407860

>>10407848
This is a better video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG_XI2jXMKs

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10408233

THIS IS NOW A WAIFU GENERAL THREAD.

Who is the best waifu we have had (and killed)?

https://youtube.com/watch?v=B891vq-FCaM



>> No.10407827

Bygmester Finnegan, of the Stuttering Hand, freemen’s mau-rer, lived in the broadest way immarginable in his rushlit toofar — back for messuages before joshuan judges had given us numbers or Helviticus committed deuteronomy (one yeastyday he sternely struxk his tete in a tub for to watsch the future of his fates but ere he swiftly stook it out again, by the might of moses, the very wat-er was eviparated and all the guenneses had met their exodus so that ought to show you what a pentschanjeuchy chap he was!) and during mighty odd years this man of hod, cement and edi-fices in Toper’s Thorp piled buildung supra buildung pon the banks for the livers by the Soangso. He addle liddle phifie Annie ugged the little craythur. Wither hayre in honds tuck up your part inher. Oftwhile balbulous, mithre ahead, with goodly trowel in grasp and ivoroiled overalls which he habitacularly fondseed, like Haroun Childeric Eggeberth he would caligulate by multiplicab-les the alltitude and malltitude until he seesaw by neatlight of the liquor wheretwin ’twas born, his roundhead staple of other days to rise in undress maisonry upstanded (joygrantit!), a waalworth of a skyerscape of most eyeful hoyth entowerly, erigenating from next to nothing and celescalating the himals and all, hierarchitec-titiptitoploftical, with a burning bush abob off its baubletop and with larrons o’toolers clittering up and tombles a’buckets clottering down.

Of the first was he to bare arms and a name: Wassaily Boos-laeugh of Riesengeborg. His crest of huroldry, in vert with ancillars, troublant, argent, a hegoak, poursuivant, horrid, horned. His scutschum fessed, with archers strung, helio, of the second. Hootch is for husbandman handling his hoe. Hohohoho, Mister Finn, you’re going to be Mister Finnagain! Comeday morm and, O, you’re vine! Sendday’s eve and, ah, you’re vinegar! Hahahaha, Mister Funn, you’re going to be fined again!

>> No.10407837

This the way to the museyroom. Mind your hats goan in! Now yiz are in the Willingdone Museyroom. This is a Prooshi-ous gunn. This is a ffrinch. Tip. This is the flag of the Prooshi — ous, the Cap and Soracer. This is the bullet that byng the flag of the Prooshious. This is the ffrinch that fire on the Bull that bang the flag of the Prooshious. Saloos the Crossgunn! Up with your pike and fork! Tip. (Bullsfoot! Fine!) This is the triplewon hat of Lipoleum. Tip. Lipoleumhat. This is the Willingdone on his same white harse, the Cokenhape. This is the big Sraughter Wil-lingdone, grand and magentic in his goldtin spurs and his ironed dux and his quarterbrass woodyshoes and his magnate’s gharters and his bangkok’s best and goliar’s goloshes and his pullupon-easyan wartrews. This is his big wide harse. Tip. This is the three lipoleum boyne grouching down in the living detch. This is an inimyskilling inglis, this is a scotcher grey, this is a davy, stooping. This is the bog lipoleum mordering the lipoleum beg. A Gallawghurs argaumunt. This is the petty lipoleum boy that was nayther bag nor bug. Assaye, assaye! Touchole Fitz Tuo-mush. Dirty MacDyke. And Hairy O’Hurry. All of them arminus-varminus. This is Delian alps. This is Mont Tivel, this is Mont Tipsey, this is the Grand Mons Injun. This is the crimealine of the alps hooping to sheltershock the three lipoleums. This is the jinnies with their legahorns feinting to read in their handmade’s book of stralegy while making their war undisides the Willingdone. The jinnies is a cooin her hand and the jinnies is a ravin her hair and the Willingdone git the band up. This is big Willingdone mormorial tallowscoop Wounderworker obscides on the flanks of the jinnies. Sexcaliber hrosspower. Tip. This is me Belchum sneaking his phillippy out of his most Awful Grimmest Sunshat Cromwelly. Looted. This is the jinnies’ hast-ings dispatch for to irrigate the Willingdone. Dispatch in thin red lines cross the shortfront of me Belchum. Yaw, yaw, yaw! Leaper Orthor. Fear siecken! Fieldgaze thy tiny frow. Hugacting. Nap. That was the tictacs of the jinnies for to fontannoy the Willingdone. Shee, shee, shee! The jinnies is jillous agincourting all the lipoleums. And the lipoleums is gonn boycottoncrezy onto the one Willingdone. And the Willingdone git the band up. This is bode Belchum, bonnet to busby, breaking his secred word with a ball up his ear to the Willingdone. This is the Willingdone’s hur-old dispitchback. Dispitch desployed on the regions rare of me Belchum. Salamangra! Ayi, ayi, ayi! Cherry jinnies. Figtreeyou! Damn fairy ann, Voutre. Willingdone. That was the first joke of Willingdone, tic for tac. Hee, hee, hee! This is me Belchum in his twelvemile cowchooks, weet, tweet and stampforth foremost, footing the camp for the jinnies. Drink a sip, drankasup, for he’s as sooner buy a guinness than he’d stale store stout.

>> No.10407839

>>10407837
This is Roo-shious balls. This is a ttrinch. This is mistletropes. This is Canon Futter with the popynose. After his hundred days’ indulgence. This is the blessed. Tarra’s widdars! This is jinnies in the bonny bawn blooches. This is lipoleums in the rowdy howses. This is the Willingdone, by the splinters of Cork, order fire. Tonnerre! (Bullsear! Play!) This is camelry, this is floodens, this is the solphereens in action, this is their mobbily, this is panickburns. Almeidagad! Arthiz too loose! This is Willingdone cry. Brum! Brum! Cumbrum! This is jinnies cry. Underwetter! Goat strip Finnlambs! This is jinnies rinning away to their ouster-lists dowan a bunkersheels. With a nip nippy nip and a trip trip — py trip so airy. For their heart’s right there. Tip. This is me Bel — chum’s tinkyou tankyou silvoor plate for citchin the crapes in the cool of his canister. Poor the pay! This is the bissmark of the marathon merry of the jinnies they left behind them. This is the Willingdone branlish his same marmorial tallowscoop Sophy–Key-Po for his royal divorsion on the rinnaway jinnies. Gam — bariste della porca! Dalaveras fimmieras! This is the pettiest of the lipoleums, Toffeethief, that spy on the Willingdone from his big white harse, the Capeinhope. Stonewall Willingdone is an old maxy montrumeny. Lipoleums is nice hung bushel-lors. This is hiena hinnessy laughing alout at the Willing — done. This is lipsyg dooley krieging the funk from the hinnessy. This is the hinndoo Shimar Shin between the dooley boy and the hinnessy. Tip. This is the wixy old Willingdone picket up the half of the threefoiled hat of lipoleums fromoud of the bluddle filth. This is the hinndoo waxing ranjymad for a bombshoob. This is the Willingdone hanking the half of the hat of lipoleums up the tail on the buckside of his big white harse. Tip. That was the last joke of Willingdone. Hit, hit, hit! This is the same white harse of the Willingdone, Culpenhelp, waggling his tailoscrupp with the half of a hat of lipoleums to insoult on the hinndoo see-boy. Hney, hney, hney! (Bullsrag! Foul!) This is the seeboy, madrashattaras, upjump and pumpim, cry to the Willingdone: Ap Pukkaru! Pukka Yurap! This is the Willingdone, bornstable ghentleman, tinders his maxbotch to the cursigan Shimar Shin. Basucker youstead! This is the dooforhim seeboy blow the whole of the half of the hat of lipoleums off of the top of the tail on the back of his big wide harse. Tip (Bullseye! Game!) How Copen-hagen ended. This way the museyroom. Mind your boots goan out.

Phew!

>> No.10407938

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4XTWW7-oqE

>> No.10407942

>>10407938
Whirl your whiskey round like blazes Thanum o'n Dhoul, dye think I'm dead!



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10407806 No.10407806 [Reply] [Original]

Post Modernists = logic doesnt real, there is only subjective experience. Believe rhetoric is only a tool to power, use it to seem populist to forward selfish careers and bilk money out of the education system. This is the definition of Sophistry.
Seneca = Stoicism = basically Existentialism = Both are about accepting reality for what it is and focusing on mastering yourself rather than the world = Jordan Peterson. The only thing that makes this slightly complex is that Sartre was a moral relativist, but all the other existentialists were moral absolutists and besides Sartre is the bridge between existentialism and post modernism so hes half of both.
Socrates = political activist, radical, cranky old man who wants to stick it to the establishment and thinks both sophistry and publicans are full of shit, will say anything to anyone anywhere but mostly likes to tell people what they dont want to hear = Noam Chomsky. This is so true of Noam it almost makes you think hes the reincarnation of socrates.
Plato = Platonism = Values w belief in a spirit realm. Plato also wasnt a particularly impressive thinker compared to the others but was brilliant in his own right, he was also a staunch pro-republic character. Joe Rogan fits this mold well as Joe, while putting off an air of being a simpleton can go toe to toe in debates with serious scholars
Aristotle = Father of logic. Empiricist, Logical Positivist as fuck, or rather the greek equivalent. Champions logic but his values are actually grounded in virtue ethics similar to christianity = this is a perfect description of Sam Harris

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>> No.10407882

>>10407806
do crack

>> No.10407888

>>10407813
i hate you idiots so much
>>10407806
well you see, your mom was a subhuman whore and your dad sucked tons of cock.

>> No.10407897

>>10407806
this is all true but i am the present day Socrates

>> No.10408018

>>10407897
Literally not fucking real?

>> No.10408043

>>10407897
>t. Destiny



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>> No.10407867

>>10407834
>do better than someone who looks like a crossdressing 12 year old
>implying there is anything better
I'll have her (him (her)), anon.

>> No.10407891

>>10407867
She's a lesbian now.

>> No.10408042

>>10407891
>>10407867
>>10407834
Id smash

>> No.10408061

>>10407891

>married to anon
>they divorce
>'she's Lesbos now'

I know some people are bad at sex but holy fuck anon..

>> No.10408064

>>10407891
>She's a lesbian now.
top zoz



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10407759 No.10407759 [Reply] [Original]

any know where i can find a PDF of the OED? or equivalent? i wanna be able to browse words, not just look em up.......

hook me up pls



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10407711 No.10407711 [Reply] [Original]

Watch this.

Irish.

>> No.10407718

moocow

>> No.10407737

kinsch

>> No.10407995

dont worry anyyy minute now the irish will pop out of bushes and start debating their literature and history. just wait its adorable.

>> No.10407998

Fuck off. Joyce was PAID by the major publications to write that stuff "for the country"



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10407693 No.10407693 [Reply] [Original]

Can we make a LitTube Chart? With all of the YouTube lecturers that are worth watching? (And maybe the channels that are dead (Katie) or not worth watching?) And of course we need a waifu section ;)

>> No.10407890

>>10407693
Wait I think I'm subscribed to that last guy. Isn't his name Sadler or something like that? Is he a meme? Does subscribing to him make me a meme?

>> No.10407905

>>10407693
>>>/tv/

>> No.10407907

>>10407890
By the literal definition, no, it just means that you were influenced by memes, which is (semi) natural.



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10407685 No.10407685 [Reply] [Original]

I've been thinking a lot lately about life and ethics and the question "What would Peterson do?" comes to me more and more since I started listening to his podcasts. I sincerely want to change my life and have put some of his advice into practice, but I'm left which deep questions about my conceptions of human ethics that I just can't reconcile with what I hear from Peterson.

My problem is that there are only two conceptions of human ethics, and they are at opposite poles. One of them is Christian and humane, declares the individual to be sacrosanct, and asserts that the rules of arithmetic are not to be applied to human units. The other starts from the basic principle that a collective aim justifies all means, and not only allows, but demands, that the individual should in every way be subordinated and sacrificed to the community - which may dispose of it as an experimentation rabbit if necessary.

The problem seems to me that Peterson speak as and to people who will never be burdened with the power and responsibility of having to declare "exceptional circumstances" which demand exceptional measures of defence. Since the existence of religions, nations and classes, they live in a permanent state of mutual self-defence, which forces them eternally to defer to another time the putting into practice of humanism.

This vague bunch of thoughts has even pervaded my reading of Crime and Punishment, which I used to consider such a classic. But now it's all just humanitarian fog-philosophy and Raskolnikon, if he hadn't been acting in personal interest but in the name of some higher good, would have been justified. I just don't see how the individual can be sacrosanct? Imagine a general treating his army as sacrosanct individuals. What would become of our nations if we didn't choose to apply the rules of arithmetic to people. It'd be chaos.

Would Peterson admit that humanism and politics, respect for the individual and social progress, are incompatible? Isn't his and his youtube followers conception of a good society naive or even deceptive? Could any of those Christians here be a General and defend the idea that the individual is sacrosanct? What would General Peterson say?

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>> No.10408116

>>10408113
>utilitarians fail because of retarded tabula rasa bullshit and the inability of retards to integrate nash/pareto formulas into their schemes

Which utilitarians are you talking about?

>> No.10408117

>>10408108
chaos represents nothing by definition

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>>10408113
was he just a moral utility monster?

>> No.10408130

>>10408116
all of them

no one mentions in iterated violence scenarios that violence is genetic. fucking great. try playing a non tit for tat strategy ith arabs and guess the outcome.

or saving the life of a murderer

policy fags cant put their head on straight. neither can deontologists

the entire field is full of half baked idiots

>>10408119
he a semite. its endemic for them

>> No.10408140

>>10407831
You have realised that humanism and individualism are pipe dream memes that are easy to pay lip service to as an impotent prole but fall about as soon as shit gets real.

What dichotomy is left? Do away with your humanism.



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10407681 No.10407681 [Reply] [Original]

Vargas Llosa > Garcia Marquez

>inb4 cuck



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10407667 No.10407667 [Reply] [Original]

So, I'm trying to look for a book I once read over a decade ago, and the only thing I can remember about it was the cover...It was sort like this, but it was handmade art, and it was a guy holding a knife and there was a shark in the foreground approaching.

Anyone know what I'm talking about?

>> No.10407738

handmade?

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>>10407667
HERE YOU GO.

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10407950

>>10407667
just a do a search for "shark pulp cover", your book will probably be there among a hundred thousand men''s mag paintings



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10407629 No.10407629 [Reply] [Original]

You guys know any Scifi (on the harder scale of things if possible) with a good well written Byronic protag?

maybe I have a small horizon but the genre seems lacking in that area.

Pic unrelated but cool.

>> No.10407643

It's kind of an ill-fit for fantasy.
It's like watching kids burn ants with magnifying lenses.
It seems kinda fun until you realize it's actually kinda sad.

>> No.10407647

>>10407629
Byronic how? Doomed, cursed, noble and romantic, or like Byron himself, a spoilt rich hipster?

I'd nominate Time Enough For Love by Robert Heinlein to start with. Protag is an immortal born in the 1920s, it's a memoir of his long life, it's the first to really cover that storyline of an immortal who marries a mortal and watches her age and die routine.

Also The Urth of the New Sun of course, but I'm sure you knew that.

>> No.10407900

>>10407647
>, or like Byron himself, a spoilt rich hipster?

The cursed, exiled, lonely aristocratic type. Think swashbuckling prince in exile in an imperial galactic context haunted by wrongdoings in his past. focus on personal morality, will to power, that sorta thing. Dark but not angsty.



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10407611 No.10407611 [Reply] [Original]

>Plato's Republic is a utopian work

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>> No.10407789

>>10407611
Does anyone ever notice how like a solid 40% of posts on /his/ are just this picture? Like, are the people who browse /his/ actually retarded or are they really good at pretending to be?

>> No.10407794

>>10407611
Plato's republic is trash. Old bitter child fucker bitching that he's not in charge. I laughed the whole time.

>> No.10407808

>>10407789
/his/ is actually just retarded. someone once posted just a picture of the landmark thucydides on here and it resulted in a much better discussion than i've ever seen on that shithole

>> No.10407822

>>10407808
That's what could happen to /lit/, I'll give you one guess where they came from. There's still a couple history autists who know their interests but a lot more people treating it as /pol/ with dates

>> No.10407829

>>10407822
Honestly, it's not /pol/ with dates, it's /int/ without flags. Most the cancer I see on /his/ is just like what you see on /int/ rather than /pol/.



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10407599 No.10407599 [Reply] [Original]

I read Cosmos in high school and am planning on re-reading it soon, and I was wondering if there was any other books on science and space that /lit/ would recommend.

>> No.10407639

>>10407599
#cringe

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>>10407599

>> No.10407679

TIMAEUS

>> No.10407758

>>10407599
how about you read a fucking physics textbook or something on QM and stop being a tourist pussy. Science is really hard and requires incredible focus and interest to actually care about. Go look at an astrophysics paper and tell me how FUCKIN COOL it is you dweeb

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10408025

Unironically Hawking. He’s actually a reasonable writer, and his “short history of time” things are solid reads. Just don’t ever mention that you read Hawking to anyone.



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10407596 No.10407596 [Reply] [Original]

This book read word for word exactly like my diary (desu), except he's 10 times smarter than me. what should I read to get out of this?

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>>10407596



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10407578 No.10407578 [Reply] [Original]

Let's improve this shitty chart faggots

>> No.10407588

/cm/ - death in venice
/an/ - peter singer, st. francis, anything but that foer faggot
/sci/ - homo faber

>> No.10407617

>>10407578
/lgbt/: Petronius- Satyricon

/tv/: Marshall McLuhan- Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man

/mu/ is probably outdated now that Neutral Milk Hotel is no longer the board mascot.

>> No.10407776

>>10407617
>neutral milk hotel is no longer the board mascot
I'd say it still is, but what do you think is the mascot now

>> No.10407838

/b/: some shitty picture book drawn by an special-needs kid in a k-6 school.

>> No.10407852

/mlp/ - 120 Days of Sodom
/hc/ - The Cat in the Hat
/diy/ - Atlas Shrugged
/trv/ - Gulliver's Travels
/co/ - Watchmen



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10407554 No.10407554 [Reply] [Original]

What does /lit/ think of VR tech? Do you think it has the potential to change your life at all?

Would you read ebooks with it if you could choose different atmospheric settings? Like sitting on a train or in a stagecoach?

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>> No.10407701

>>10407662
There's already hundreds of millions watching movies in theaters and playing games at home, why do you think VR doesn't have the potential to catch on? It's really just the next evolutionary step in that chain of hyperreality entertainment.

The current headsets also work very nicely, computer tech just needs to get more powerful and software companies need to support it better. Which is of course very possible may not happen, but that won't necessarily be a cultural reason for its failure then like you seem to imply.

>> No.10407740

>>10407590
Your vision of the future is so pure and unadulterated that i feel, in myself, a sort of calm hope brewing. i know that it will die as soon as the future presents itself. There will be nothing of the sort. Presented by Coca-Cola. Brought to you by Pandora. Enjoy a fresh Coors-Lite. The ads will inherit the mind.

>> No.10407782

It's awesome because now I can have all my books become any other book

>> No.10407823

>>10407701
>It's really just the next evolutionary step in that chain
Tell me why it will catch on without using scientistic metaphors. If we apply the scientific method here, there’s no evidence that people want it. The history of VR rejection goes back 50 years now.

>> No.10407847

>>10407823
they’re fat and inhuman now, its a NEW WORLD anon. a bug’s world



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10407517 No.10407517 [Reply] [Original]

Hey guys, could someone please help refresh my memory? I remember being about nine or ten years old, (I'm 24 now, if it helps with the timeframe for when the book came out), and I remember my grandma used to read to me to help me sleep, because I had trouble relaxing. I remember vaguely one book I got out from the library for her to read to me, it was like tween fiction.

From what I remember, it was kind of a fantastic realism story based on Chinese mythology. I remember there was a kid who was the protagonist, and some characters from Chinese folklore showed up at his house, including the main one was was an anthropomorphic tiger in a suit. If I remember right the Monkey King was involved, he may have been an antagonist.

Anyway, for nostalgia's sake I'd kinda appreciate my memory jogged.



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10407515 No.10407515 [Reply] [Original]

What are some works of literature about how selfishness corrupts people?

>> No.10407521

this is a very consistent theme in Balzac's novels



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is he really as bad as /lit/ says he is?

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>> No.10407869

>>10407832
>Exactly the same with P&V
P&V are the Lattimore of Russian

>> No.10407937

>>10407498
He's really good. People are just contrarians, they hate him because he's popular.

>> No.10407943

>>10407530
This guy is on point. Insisting on only one translation is the mark of someone who doesn't understand translation, nor the original work. If you're that bothered, you'll learn greek. If you're slightly less bothered, you'll read several translations.

>> No.10407946

Fagels is for pseuds who'd rather not read Homer at all. Read Fitzgerald, I've read both and Fitzgerald was a very different experience.

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>>10407528
DRYDEN OR GET OFF MY BOARD



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