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But, perhaps, to be true philosophers, we mortals should not be conscious of so living or so striving. So soon as I hear that such or such a man gives himself out for a philosopher, I conclude that, like the dyspeptic old woman, he must have "broken his digester."
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If you are one of those people who write commentary in the margins of library books please kill yourself you fucking faggot.

Learning /lit/ languages

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So. I want to at least read the following authors: Germans: Nietzche, Heideggar, Stirner, Wittigenstien, Kant, Marx French: Derrida, Foucalt, Sartre, Descartes, De Sade Ancient Greek: Heraclitus, Homer, Plato, Aristotle, Hesiod, Lycurgus, Aeschylus How much time/effort will I have to put into learning the languages that the authors wrote their works in to get more out of the work than I would from the best available English translation?
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http://synchtube.6irc.net/r/jonestv# watching random documentaries, James Joyce doc later --- join us friends.
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Would /lit/ consider this a classic? I personally love it, but it does read more like the latest sci-fi bestseller novel than an endearing masterpiece. The same can be said for some of Well's other stories, i.e. The First Men in the Moon.
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The Asian Saga, specifically King Rat, Shogun, and Tai-Pan. What do you think of them, /lit/? Are they good reads for somebody wanting to learn East Asian history?
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dear cunts Lit, How do overly angsty readers Melanoma like feminism? ass We tolstoi moist chicken up ooga unequivocally. Heaven but booga heaven? Gnobgobbler HOWEVER did spalonebabagooscooties not always there. mongoloids Anally felch for Sincerely, hence for Indeed salted triggering feverish PTSD love?
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Who else thinks video has killed books? And let's not get elitist here, but seriously. There's no impact to words like there is to imagery, it's simple psychology. The only thing left to storytelling in books, I think, is the narration; it's the only thing left to make it tangible.

The Magus By John

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I just started reading the Magus by John Fowles last night and am enjoying the prose so far. Wondering if other anons have read it and what they think of it. No spoilers please!
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Why isn't classical literature more popular? When I asked a friend why he adores reading Game of Thrones, he reasoned that it was the fantasy worlds that draw him in, and I suspect this to be the case with many other people. But from my experience classical writers create worlds just as fantastical, like Ovid's Metamorphoses or Dante's Inferno or Cervante's Don Quixote, and in that respect they have some similarity to modern fantasy novels. It seems like today it's held that fantasy did not exist prior to LotR.
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How is your experience with Pynchon? Just failed to finish pic related, my first Pynchon, about 20 pages left to the finish. Just couldn't keep my head awake and attentive, or I am just feeling this way at the present. Being my first, I was struggled with his prose, but eventually I got comfortable with it and manged to go through fairly well. But the problem is, sometimes it flashed brilliance, and sometimes I just got lost or my interest wasn't grabbed. It was burden to go through and try to entertain myself on some line that would wake me. The end I couldn't manage - is a case where I didn't see, don't see as of now, entertaining myself further. I still enjoyed it, even thought it felt like sort of surreal journey through progressing paranoia. Should I read V.? I read it is more difficult, or on par with with 49, what would, according to a popular consideration, make it not that difficult. I have this thing for longer harder books, so I believe it might be a more pleasant Pynchon for me.

You Are Triggering me! The Neo-Liberal Rhetoric of Harm, Danger and Trauma

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Do you think this is an adequate argument debunking trigger warnings? http://bullybloggers.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/you-are-triggering-me-the-neo-liberal-rhetoric-of-harm-danger-and-trauma/
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So /lit/ I got my bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts, but I'm really burned out by all these "cultural" criticisms and performativity studies. I'm seriously doubting if I can go through another year of studying these kinds of things for my Masters. It just seems to me that whatever I'm studying are just things that are outside the work, and never about the beauty of the work itself. Are there any Masters where I can just study literature for the sake of studying literature? pic related, the only criticism I truly enjoyed. Oh and sorry if I come across as a fedora tier hipster.
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>I have found exactly the same with Gaelic peoples,–-fin (for example in Fin-gal), the word designating the aristocracy and finally the good, noble, pure, was originally a blond person in contrast to the dark-skinned, dark-haired native inhabitants. By the way, the Celts were a completely blond race; it is wrong to connect those traces of an essentially dark-haired population >These bearers of oppressive, vindictive instincts, the descendants of all European and non-European slavery, in particular of all pre-Aryan population–-represent the decline of mankind! >Nothing that has been done on earth against ‘the noble’, ‘the mighty’, ‘the masters’ and ‘the rulers’, is worth mentioning compared with what the Jews have done against them: >that predilection for the ‘commune’, the most primitive form of social structure which is common to all Europe’s socialists, are not in essence a huge throw-back–-and that the conquering master race, that of the Aryans, is not physiologically being defeated as well? -Genealogy of Morals How is one man so based, /lit/?

ITT - Any books you're going to read in the next month

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>Malcom X Authobiography >A People's Tragedy by Orlando Figes >This Charming Man by Marian Keyes (The world's biggest guilty pleasure) >Butter by Erin Lange >Adrian Mole Series by Sue Townsend
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Is Ficciones a good place to start with Borges?

What's the most mediocre fantasy out there?

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Tell me the most generic, run-of-the-mill, average, unremarkable fantasy series you've read. What did you like about it? What didn't you like? No examples that are utterly shit please.
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What do you think of this?
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Sup /lit/ So I need a list of about 100 young authors who are, as they call it, "budding authors" for a project Now asking you guys for that will prolly end up in me getting Tao Lin about 100 times. But seriously, is there any website with a list of budding authors?

New Horror

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Hello /lit/, /pol/itician here. Any recommendations on good New Horror that doesn't rely entirely on jump scares? I checked the wiki, pic related
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