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Time's Top 100 Books Rated

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0.5/5 At Swim-Two-Birds Atonement The Big Sleep Go Tell It on the Mountain Gone with the Wind Infinite Jest The Moviegoer The Power and the Glory Red Harvest The Sot-Weed Factor To Kill a Mockingbird
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Why is Kafka on the Shore such a magical book? I have so many books I need to read but I always want to go back and re-read it again.
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Why do moderators feel the need to delete interesting discussions. NEETdom 2.0
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sup /lit/ I read the first book in the series and saw the movie by kubrick and quite enjoyed them both is 2010 a worthy sequel?
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>James Joyce had sex with prostitutes >Fredrich Nietzsche had sex with prostitutes >Franz Kafka had sex with prostitutes >Charles Baudelaire had sex with prostitutes >Oscar Wilde had sex with prostitutes >Lord Byron has sex with prostitutes I, too, will have sex with a prostitute What are the moral repercussions of this? How did these writers and thinkers justify their actions? Is there any need to justify their actions? I am a soon to be 20 year old virgin; sex with a woman my age based on a shared emotional connection is very unrealistic.

The Problem of Self Actualization

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How can we change ourselves so that we may achieve self actualization? I am using the term in it's original, positive psychology sense, which basically means living to you full potential. Some people would argue that you are already operating at your full potential. This kind of deterministic argument may be valid, but I do not think it is relevant because this view is not useful to us as people if it cannot help us to be better people. There are millions of people who lead lives of quiet desperation, toiling meaningless jobs, and then vegging out in front of LCD screens, unsatisfied and unfulfilled. They are not who they wanted to become. So I am asking the intellectuals on 4chan to join me while we try to find a solution to this problem. While this issue is best identified and described by the vocabulary of positive psychology, this discussion is aimed to take an interdisciplinary view of the issue. Feel free to contribute from any angle. How does one self actualize? How does one encourage the self actualization of individuals in society at large?
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How do you guys organize your Kindle collections?
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Why do people shitpost?
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So I saw a topic about weapons on another board, and I thought it was worth pondering specifically in the context of /lit/. What is the greatest weapon in all of literature? Let us limit our consideration to physical tools of killing. Swords, axes, spears, pistols, rifles, that sort of thing. And before there's quibbling over the word 'greatest,' let us say that in this case it means the one which casts the greatest imprint upon literature as a whole. The thing in whose shadow all other weapons stand. Now, you could say, in the West, that this thread will be over as soon as someone mentions Excalibur. But surely we can do better than that.
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What is /lit/'s opinion on this nearly perfect mystery? Also known as Ten Little Indians.
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Thomas Bernhard doesn't get enough love around these parts. I just finished Correction, and i thought it was brilliant. Any other Tom fans on /lit/?
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"books are a shitty form of media" " fuck people who think you arent intelligent/cultured if you dont read a bunch of books" "theyre boring why be a part of a world if you cant change it" Actual quotes from someone I know how does one get through to people like this? have you ever dealt with anyone this autistic, /lit/?

Looking for some history books

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Hey /lit/, I was recently talking to a friend's dad about ancient civilizations and it reminded me about how cool I thought the Babylonians were. I'm looking for history books that cover their civilization as well as books that cover the Persian Empire as well for they both fascinate me. > pic related It's the book I just picked up covering the Persian Empire's conquest westward all the way to Ionia. Once I make it through some books I find interesting, I'm sure I'll be looking for more on different ancient civilizations so feel free to share your favorites that you've read or been recommended to you. Gracias
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I've been reading quite a lot in these last few months, but I'm feeling like I don't take everything I can out of the books I read. I tend to forget most information after a few weeks and when I see people discussing the book or the author I don't feel like I've been equipped to partake on the conversation at all. Is there a trick to it? I'm thinking about making notes and reading a few reviews but I have no idea what to write down or where to read good, informative reviews. What do you guys do?
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What do you think of the writing in Corruption of Champions?

Publishing Thread

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Hey guys, I'm looking to publish a book I just finished, and I was wondering what would be the best route to publishing it. So, what have you guys done in the past in regards to publishing? What are the pros and cons between self-publishing and taking your work to a publisher?
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Great maps or illustrations of literary works.

neta? mama, neso'hamasmi, na me so att?

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so /lit/ did the buddha teach relative or absolute anatta? in other words, did he use anatta as a means of negating what is not self, to arrive at self-realization or did he use anatta as a means of removing all concept of self entirely without hinting at a metaphysical self? discuss
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What's the best english dictionary online?

I want to read every book Roth has ever written.

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He's written 31, and I've read 6. I want to do this. He reminds me so much of DFW, and that's almost totally a good thing, plus he beats DFW in some ways, like the focus on Jewishness. Anybody else like Roth a lot?
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