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>Mom found my copy of The Gay Science and now thinks I'm gay.

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>Skip introduction and try to read Being and Time
>Don't understand shit
>Read introduction
>Try to read Being and Time again
>Still don't understand shit

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>tfw wasted childhood on books, anime, vidya and porn and i can write fancy prose but i have no meaningful experiences to draw from and so i have nothing to say

books for this feel?

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>>11795042

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Anybody interested in some sort of an IRC or chat group or whatever for /lit/izens (and aspiring /lit/izens) who are really depressed? I have almost nobody to talk to and have many of the same problems as OP. Suicidal thoughts, useless ssris, wasting time with weed, >nogf, isolation and all that jazz.
It’s nice to empathize with /r9k/ sometimes, but most of them are really really dumb and not interested in self-improvement or education.

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>he thinks he's /lit/
>he doesn't have at least two mental illnesses

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>>9418599
>no Spinoza
>no Hume or Locke
>no Hegel
>no Marx/Engels
>no Aristotle
>no continentals after Nietzsche
>bothering with Stirner, Machiavelli or Rand
Jesus.

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www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/louispeitzman/the-25-most-challenging-books-you-will-ever-read

1. Finnegans Wake by James Joyce (1939)
2. The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner (1929)
3. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (14th Century)
4. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (1967)
5. Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon (1973)
6. The Female Man by Joanna Russ (1975)
7. Being and Time by Martin Heidegger (1927)
8. Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet (1943)
9. Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (1996)
10. Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)
11. The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien (1977)
12. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy (1985)
13. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (2001)
14. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (1924)
15. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (1957)
16. Ulysses by James Joyce (1922)
17. Underworld by Don DeLillo
18. Nightwood by Djuna Barnes (1936)
19. Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard (1981)
20. The Castle by Franz Kafka (1926)
21. Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner (1936)
22. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (1980)
23. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (2004)
24. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (1927)
25. The Recognitions by William Gaddis

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>>8925782
>dismisses V, Pale Fire, TCoL49, and BotNS
>makes a star wars reference at the end

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>>8906754
>implying you can fully appreciate a sandwich without reading the western canon
When did /lit/ get so plebby?

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>the sicilian expedition

>putting on trial the man who engineered the campaign before it even started
>putting in charge a man that did not want to go to war
>allowing the captive general escape to your enemy and reveal your greatest weakness
>postponing a retreat for a month once all is lost because the soothsayers claim a recent eclipse is a good omen
>giving the enemy enough time to construct a wall trapping your forces
>having superior numbers but having a force "so utterly overcome by their defeat as no longer to believe in the possibility of success"

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>>8800487
>YWN force Solzhenitsyn to read the Soviet Archives, put him back in gulag for reform, walk him through his insanity, sign a confession that he made everything up, and have him come out a decent human bean
alternatively
>YWN put Solzhenitsyn against the wall with the other monarchists

Sad

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Old Testament >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> New Testament

Jesus was probably a dope storyteller but these disciples sure are shit at conveying this

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>WHAT DO YOU MEAN? WE ARE LIVING IN IDIOCRACY RIGHT NOW XD

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>>8562232

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>>8442808
>only reading five books over a quarter of a year

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>>8315691

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>>8223583
oh honey...

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>>8071030
>taking advice from got-off-her-ass-and-went-out-and-made-friends butterfly
>nah

>I'm cool cuz I don't use proper caps
Shameless cur.

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>entertainment
Philistine.

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>>7912889
>unironically reading Pope

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In my shitty room above my computer I have the names of short stories and maybe novels im writing. so whenever a friend comes into my room (which is not often) they ask what that is and I tell them. Sometimes they ask to read what I have and sometimes say nothing more. When they ask to read my writing 90% of the time I tell them its not ready which for the most part is true. But I am afraid they will feel like the horrible shit I write is the true persona of myself which would only hurt me.

My parents read a little and recently told me they didn't even know I still wrote and asked if they could read it sometime. Which would probably be a very bad idea. They were quite innocent and I believe the should stay that way. I love them and don't want to show them vulgarity or sickness created by their son. But sooner or later if I keep going they will see it all.

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>>7223015
>How would it be different from what we have had for all of our existence as a species

Go to western 18th century, and the "collective unconscious" is virtually irrelevant. Culture is guided and defined mostly by private outlook.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkJZOxqB-qk

But go to several historical Eastern environments, say, China, India, etc., and you'll easily find it.



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