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Barely any sharethreads this year, but that's okay, reading is slow. Opening with
>SURREALIST LIT V1
Collecting works of fiction not limited to surrealism, but extending into some dada, absurdist, or anyhow dreamlike novels and poetry.
epubs with few pdfs - threw in all I had plus whatever I could find from the surreal lit rec chart (thanks to you who made it). Didn't read them all but checked most for at least a semblance of proper formatting.
Mainly in English and French, translations provided when available.
Full list: pastebin RVn790tU
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How the FUCK did 4chan become "Le contrarian internet image board where traditionalist, reactionaries, racists, religious, pro-gun, republicans from Kentucky congregate".
I mean don't they see the irony of jerking off over Evola and posting pictures of guys wearing fedoras while browsing a site such as 4chan?
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Can someone recommend me a book/manga about gangs/gritty story. I want something with family business, violence, revenge, betrayal, rape, torture, twists etc.
/lit/ great books book club
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The goal: to read some of the great classics of western literature during the course of the next year, selected in such a manner as to give us the greatest possible level of cultural and literary knowledge.
>no book may be over 500 pages, and the preference should be for books 200 pages long or less. The reason is that, as I said, we should try to read as widely as possible, which cannot possibly be done if we concentrate one whole month to a single big book - it's better to read 600 pages of the Meditations, Leviathan, Oedipus King, Death in Venice and A Doll's House instead of 600 pages of Moby-Dick. The only exception to this rule should be Don Quixote, because it's over 500 pages and cannot possibly, by any means whatsoever, be left out, no matter how inconvenient its presence may be. In the case of authors who wrote typically long books, we should chose the shorter ones, even though we might think they're not their best: Ivan Ilitch for Tosltoy, A Portrait of the Artist for Joyce.
>no picking your favorite little writers. No, we will not read Infinite Jest instead of Aristophanes just because it looks cool. Our goal is to cover as much as possible of the western tradition from its beginnings in Homer to this day, and therefore there is no space for IJ, sorry.
>each book shall have its own discussion thread, and we will provide download links for each work, including illegal links for more modern ones, so don't worry about money
>no science and math involved, and only accessible and entertaining philosophy (Descartes, Plato, Russell, but no Wittgenstein, Frege, Hegel or Heidegger)
>no more than 50 pages a day - preference should be for 20 pages, or one hour a day in average bydlo reading speed
If you guys agree in taking part of it, and if we aren't so lazy that we can't even read 20 pages a day, then by the end of 2015 all of us will have a good deal of knowledge about western literature and a moderate knowledge of western philosophy and history.
In this thread we will select the books, but we will have to obey the rules mentioned above and also the following:
>one book by Homer
>at least one play by each of the four great Greek dramatists
>Hamlet or some other Shakespeare play
>a French play
>an eighteenth century novel by Swift, Voltaire, Diderot or other
>representative works by the great 19th century novelists: Flaubert, Tolstoy, Dickens etc.
>a few great works from the 20th century, including at least one work by a contemporary author (Lot 49 seems a good choice, since it's very short)
It would also be great to add some history classics, from the Greeks and the Romans specially. Also, some autobiographies, like Mill's. Philosophy books should also be added: The Apology, Poetics, The Meditations, On Liberty and The Problems of Philosophy seem to me to be good options.
We have almost twenty days to change the rules if needed, chose the books, and post the download links.