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/lit/ Literature

Threads added between 2013/02/06 16:00 and 2013/02/06 22:00

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>23 Years old >Virgin >Balding >Erectile problems from over-masturbation during my teen years. >My penis is misshapen and has a dark, unusual brownish colour whilst flacid, from all the constant tugging over the years. >Living in a house with 3 other men who all have the bodies of greek gods from hitting the gym every single day. >The walls in the house are paper thin. >At least once a week, one of them, often the guy who lives in the room RIGHT next to me brings back a ridiculously hot girl from a club and fucks her brains out. >Lie in bed, listening to the sounds of bouncing bed springs and passionate female moans, whilst glaring up at the ceiling, and carelessly thumbing through the pages of books I can't properly focus on from all the bombastic sex antics going on around me. >Feeling like I died and have already gone to hell. Think you can top that?
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Why are adverbs and adjectives so hated by writers?
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hey litfags, a fellow /b/ro in need of some help with this essay i'm writing, it's based on this sentence “That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.” i'm pretty much done with it, i just have trouble finding an example for the following statement "Prior to a more in depth discussion of this topic I would like to point out that this statement itself is contradictory and paradoxical in the sense that it offers no evidence to prove it(self), and can hence be disproved without evidence. In other words, some claims cannot be neither confirmed nor denied by evidence or lack thereof. One example of this is...." can aynone give me any pointers as to what to write about pls >inb4 religion

College kid free /lit/

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This is a petition to make me an elder mod. I promise to revoke janitor status from all college kids and ban anyone making college threads. Please sign below.
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Is it just me or are urban/down town public libraries just big homeless shelters?
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Who is the GOAT poet?
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Can you recommend any books on creative writing, specifically ones that focus on writing dialogue?
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Tao Lin is the David Bowie of Alt Lit. Look at that cover. It is no ordinary cover. It is an extraordinary cover. Literally hundreds of literary lepers have leaped upon this lush cover. Dazzling, beautiful in color, it is the modern day GIF cover. Other Alt groups have tried this ‘GIF as a cover’ experience to great rewards. Animal Collective did it with ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’. Hence Tao Lin is in good company with this cover that will change the game forever.
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Where to start with Nietzsche?
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Hey, guys, any torrent of the /lit/ recommended guide which doesn't suck? I was looking about, and notice the normal one is normally dead, so I was wondering if anyone had the collection elsewhere? Also, I am wondering why more of them aren't in HTML format. Generally speaking, an HTML file can be more easily and correctly transformed into whatever format you might want, without even counting that you can more easily modify it. So, tell me /lit/, how do I get into the literary goodness?
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What do you think of "The God Delusion" written by Richard Dawkins?I wanna buy it but i'm undecided..
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This book any good /lit/? The name is incredibly familiar, i'm thinking I may have read/skimmed it as a kid.
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What does /lit/ think about Patricia Highsmith?
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Does anybody have a copy or an ebook of Barry Miles' "Charles Bukowski"? It's biographical and given the edginess Bukowski's writings seem to promote among our teenage c/lit/s, it would be nice to know more about the man. From what I've read from other sources, Bukowski's early life wasn't as hard as he pictured it. For instance, his chores consisted of taking out the garbage and mowing the lawn... and that's it. In regards to his perversity in classes, terrorizing teachers, apparently it was Baldy Mullinax, Bukowski's friend who really was the ringleader. His ex-classmates didn't remember him too well. pic unrelated
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Thoughts on World War Z?


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Can we discuss how much of a fucking genius this guy is? I never see any thread about him on /lit/. I've just finished Go Down, Moses and have concluded this guy is the Doestoesvky of the south.
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Does anyone have an account on bit.me or any of the other large ebook torrent sites? Could you do me a huge favor and check if they have "Data Structures with C++ using STL" by Ford and Topp available? Im about to order it on Half.com, I just want to make sure that I can't get it faster.
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first time posting. i already tried /tv/ but they are usually preoccupied with miley cyrus and video games turned movies. just finished pic related. does anyone else have any similar or related film related books they have read or are reading? :) i was thinking of starting Theory of Film by Kracauer or Aesthetics of Film.
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how language changes due to context
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What are some essential books on television & film? Genrespecific encyclopedias, filming techniques, silent era books etc etc, I'm curious to know.
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I want to start reading psychoanalysis books, where I start?
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Does anyone else think critical theories are better by themselves? I.e. without literature and texts
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Hey /lit/, how's this book? I haven't read Trainspotting, but I've seen the film a thousand times, obviously loved it. Did you like this one?
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Hey /lit/. I had a question for ya'll; a friend of mine read a book (roughly 800 pages) about parasites residing in whales or something along those lines. I don't believe there are many books about that particular subject, so there must be SOMEONE who read it. Please help me find it. pic unrelated
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Just a short question /lit/. I am very interested in philosophy and I want to go for the chronological approach. My question basically is, is there some kind of list or information chart with all the important major philsophers in it and the different movements? Once I got some answers or links, I might as well delete the thread. Thanks in advance.
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Did any of you sign up for the Modern and Postmodern class on Coursera? It's actually really good and covers some philosophy in a much better way than the philosophy course is. Plus the instructor actually knows what he's talking about and actually knows how to give a lecture. On top of that, he links you free online versions to the readings for ever lecture.
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Hey there /lit/ I recently had a lot of thought about the inevitablity of death and I have to say, that I came to terms with it. I am actually not even in fear anymore or worried about it. I actually think, that it is quiet interesting, that our time is limited. It is hard to actually put my thoughts into words. I basically think, that since we have limited time, that if you actually accomplish something it is a way greater feat than if you had an infinte amount of time. On the other hand I realize that because of the inevitablity of death, we are actually quiet free in our desicions. I mean it is going to end anyways, so why not do what you enjoy or at least try it. If you fail you fail, we are all going to die one day anyways. I am basically saying make the best of what you have. Now my question, is there a philosophical movement that includes this ideas? I am not talking about existentialism.


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Anybody here have an ebook of this or know where I can find it?
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Have any of you read this? If so, was it worth it? I haven't read a novel in a long time and this looks lengthy. One of my profs recommended it after I told her stories about my grandpa and his friend's missing finger and how no one knows what really happened.

Legacy of Ashes

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According to the CIA this book sucks. And a CIA historian explains why... https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/csi-studies/studies/vol51no3/legacy-of-ashes-the-history-of-cia.html Not counting notes it's 605 pages. Meaning it's going to take me 2 weeks to read.
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ITT things that make you rage >people who only read classics Not that classics are bad, but people who exclusively read them always carry a sharp pretension that's unignorable.
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What's wrong with using the passive voice in formal writing? I got an essay of mine back yesterday, and my TA wrote "pass." all over it. What's so wrong with it? When I read it out loud, it sounds fine.
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Is there a book there that teaches me how to pretend to be happy without being disgusted by myself?
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One of my new favorites What dose /lit/ think of Ms. Frisby? Jeremy reminds me too much of me
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>Been a dedicated Harry Potter reader for all my childhood and most of my teenage years. >Now that I absolutely despise it, can't get rid of the dreadful Rowling-like writing style. Help me /lit/, help me exorcise this demon.
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Hey /lit/, just lookin for a bit of advice on books. I've just gotten into reading more and am looking for books around the theme masculinity. I had a look at your sticky but I couldn't find a section explicitly based on this. So far i've only read Hemingway's works.Other books you can recommend? Thanks
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ITT: Antisocial writers. >pic related
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I know this is a pleb move but i'm looking for the .pdf file (for my kobo) for the full book; The Wise Mans Fear by: Patrick Rothfuss. If anyone is so kind to help me out that would be greatly appreciated.
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Just bought the Kobo Mini. Thoughts?
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Is self improvement book are just wast of time and just stupid
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Hey /lit/, what's your opinion on The Cremation of Sam McGee? http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/174348
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Are philosophers to normal people what skeptics are to philosophers? From what I've seen, usually people rule out certain considerations and just ignore those who preach them. Thus, if one is at a party and starts talking about philosophy one gets a smile at best and will be avoided, and if one is among philosophers and starts doubting everything the same attitude is found... So, will there always be the need for unfounded collective assumptions in order to be able to communicate and interact?

What book should I but tomorrow, if possible?

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Lost in the Funhouse: Fiction for Print, Tape, Live Voice – John Barth The Sot-Weed Factor – John Barth The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien Falling Man – Don DeLillo Slow Learner – Thomas Pynchon V – Thomas Pynchon First Among Equals – Jeffrey Archer Or recommend something else, I guess. I can never find what I want in my town though, even Waterstones.
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What is the difference between a dialect and a debasement of a language? If one person pronounced a word incorrectly, is he actually just correctly pronouncing another dialect? Is it determined by consensus? Are there any meaningful standards or disproofs for a dialect? The example I'm trying to understand is ebonics. The argument I've had against it being a dialect is that it's not feasible to teach in schools because ebonics is not a consistent dialect, but rather a method of omitting information without completely destroying comprehensibility. However, I don't know if the standard of a dialect having to be able to be learned is one that has any scientific basis. Is there a meaningful difference in linguistics between a way of speaking that can be decoded the same way any other broken form of English can be decoded, and a way of speaking that requires the listener to learn new rules in order to facilitate comprehension? How do linguists actually discern new dialects? (The second reason I'm against because the idea that black youths can't be taught proper English is incredibly racist and and harmful to their futures.)
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Any of you guys read this? I've just ordered it, and I was just wondering what you thought of it.

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