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/lit/ Literature

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Is there a more subtle way of determining your intelligence? I mean, instead of some online test is there a practical method you can use to guage yourself?
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So /lit/ it appears we have been entered into a Minecraft map where almost every board is allocated an island to inhabit and is given resources which are synonymous to the board's common theme. Would any of you actually want to participate in this? I think we would prosper well obviously being the most intelligent board. And through good leadership and cooperation we could end up becoming pretty powerful and dominate. What do you think would be our strategy for survival? Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/implyingyourgroupisbetter Map Progress: http://mapfag.tumblr.com/ I have put myself forward on the Steam group to be the leader of our board. I will obviously relinquish that position should a more competent candidate arise.
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Ive been reading some H.P Lovecraft lately, the man has intrigued me since i was like 9, my father was always buried in reading his stuff, so now i have this and i can say it is really really, good, im about halfway through (saving call of cthulu for last) and i can say "the picture in the house" and "dagon" are some of the most amazing short stories ive ever read. And for being written in the early 1900's, they are amazingly gruesom and easy to read. So, whats a good author that writes any "weird" or "cosmic" stories? and horror works too. ALSO, feel free to post your faveorite author and why /lit/
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Why don't you have any tattoos /lit/? Pic related, my next one.

AP Lang Research Paper

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hey /lit/ i need some help. I am writing a paper for my AP Language course. It is due on monday and i do not have a thesis. It is pretty much on the creation and destruction of the univerese. My original idea was "How does space constantly expand? And will it ever cease to expand". I put it on pastebin and would appreciate any tips given. I can't think of a thesis so would love the help. Thanks. http://pastebin.com/E29WRc4D
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>Read 1st chapter of ficciones >About an argument that is based on an obscure and rare edition of a book that names a place with little known existence Yes I understand the grander implications and themes at work, but it really doesn't impress me much. People are crazy fanboys for Borges on /lit/ that it's rather sickening. "Herpa derpa special snow flake life is an estoeric experience". Really? Swear to god, only women and men trying to impress girls pretend to like him or something. Borges has the putrid stench of rehashed romanticism all over him.
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What, precisely, is talent?
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>3 years ago. >reading books like crazy, read an average of 3-4 books a month, depending on how big they were. >now >start reading a book >half way through I stop reading it. >haven't read an entire book in 3 years. >Mfw I keep buying them... How do I cure this? Does anyone know how to light my book reading spark again?

sceptical relativism

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Hey /lit/, I took a little time off from my existential crisis, but I'm back on it now -- wallowing in angst and the empty hollows of meaning -- and it's going great; thoroughly enjoying every second of it. I have reached the scepticism/relativism quandary, and so far I haven't read any philosopher who manages to bridge the implied unity between them. Any ideas on who to read? I have tried the main thinkers (from both sides of the argument). The problem is: Once we accept that we can't know truth from falsity, what justification do we have for adopting a particular stance as being 'truth' when we can't verify it as truth? The only partial answer I have found is that 'a model being accepted as truth provides utility', and I somewhat agree -- it is beneficial to adopt things as truth. But the obvious opposition is that: a) if it's wrong, the foundational premise could undermine utility, and: b) how can you ever shift from the relative centre point towards one concept of 'truth' without the initial leap of faith towards one model? tl;dr - blind faith in empiricism, or complete sceptical relativism; how can we have a middle ground?
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Bought'em yesterday.
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is this a good introduction to psychoanalysis?
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Let's talk about Madame Bovary, /litl/. What do you think of it?

Michel Houellebecq

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Opinions? I finished one of his books and I have hard time figuring if I actually should keep reading him. Atomised was the book btw. On one hand I feel like he is true and original writer but it also seems like there is too much "shock value" in his books. At least for me. If I continue what should I pick up next also do discuss about his work. I would like to know what lit thinks of the guy.
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What are some children's books that have stuck with you? Pic related. "How to Live Forever" caught me with the title, and with one eerie picture of an immortal boy sitting next to his teddy bear on life support. Now the look reminds me of the game Braid, with a similar feeling of nostalgia.
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what's wrong with being edgy? isn't people who says edgy contemptuously anesthetized by conformity?
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Was Nancy Mitford a good author? Are her works worth reading? I did enjoy Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead and Decline, are they similar?
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Opinions on Peter Kreeft?
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can anyone recommend me a fantastic literature/poetry blog? pic related , i dig rilke
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Has anyone read this book? Thoughts? I thought the connections between the visual arts and physics got more and more stretched as the timeframe got closer to the present day, but overall great food for thought.
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This book is awful, women are terrible writers.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqTYgIdjpak Hey, again, /lit/. Book 8 is out of my online novel. Enjoy. http://14rivers.com/threeweasels.htm
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Hey guys, I used to read. I used to read a lot. Over the last couple of years, though, I haven't read very many books at all, and most of those were required reading for classes. I'll be honest. It's the internet, and the computer in general. When I sit down to read, I feel like I could be doing a lot of different things. Because of that, I've taken to listening to audiobooks while I dick around on my computer. I want to change this. I want to get back into reading as heavily as I used to. Are there any tips you folks can give me to help keep me motivated and focused enough to get the ball rolling again? I'm heading to the library as soon as I post this and will read responses when I get back. Thanks in advance, guys. Image unrelated
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>watching hipster in coffee shop struggling to concentrate on The Sound and the Fury between texts and browsing the web on his iPad Poor plebs.
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How do I into good score on the SAT?
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Hey, /lit/. I had a copy of Jack London's The Sea Wolf, but lost it before I could read it when I had to move. So, tell me. What did I miss?
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Books like Lolita? pic semi related
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I got this book as a gift for my birthday. opinions? is it shitty as the movie?
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hey /lit/ why arent you doin studying german/learning ancient greek/having books/not having books etc. etc. etc. pic related it's lazy man from seinfield bet you feel rly insecure now hue hue hue
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Hey. I never read but I am interested by the Theodor W. Adorno works. I want to read his book about the three types of listeners and shit. What book is it? Sorry for my way to write, I don't speak english well and I don't know anything about litterature.
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Why do humans create art?

GULAG reading

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So i'm not quite sure how it happened, but i've grown quite interested in the Soviet system of prisons/camps. So, i've read >Gulag, Anne Applebaum >The Iron Curtain, Anne Applebaum >The First Circle, Solzhenitsyn >The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn and on the docket right now is >One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich does /lit/ happen to know any that I may have missed that are worth reading?

The Chysalids

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What does /lit/ think of The Chrysalids? Its attitudes make sense given how old it is but I admit to being disappointed and unnerved by the ending.
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Whereto answering, the sea, Delaying not, hurrying not, Whisper’d me through the night, and very plainly before day-break, Lisp’d to me the low and delicious word DEATH; And again Death—ever Death, Death, Death, Hissing melodious, neither like the bird, nor like my arous’d child’s heart, But edging near, as privately for me, rustling at my feet, Creeping thence steadily up to my ears, and laving me softly all over, Death, Death, Death, Death, Death.
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Dear lit, I'm one of these obnoxious assholes. I suffer of a serious case of unwarranted self-importance, I am a vain, ambitious, narcissist little shit who is convinced of his own superiority and of his "destiny" to achieve greatness in life. Needless to say I've accomplished nothing of importance yet... Now, and that is the reason I'm posting, I have briefely glimpsed at my unsignificance recently thanks to literature, and hopefully I'll try to start from there to correct my deplorable attitude toward life. The last 2 great books that permitted to achieve that effect were Crime & Punishment, 2 month ago, and I've just finish ther Red and the Black by Stendhal. They were awesome Do you know any other books that could achieve this effect? books that modify your high ideas and ideals about yourself and sow true ambition? "Coming of age" books? Genre of the book doesn't matter pic vaguely related Thanks in advance lit
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I've been writing and reading all my life and I have always had a penchant for the medieval era, with the Crusades being my favourite point in time. I've began writing a fantasy crusades-inspired book in my own dreamed up setting. However, I didn't study English or Creative Writing beyond GCSEs or 'high school' as it would be in America. So, any tips on what to do and what not to do, please? I'm constantly worried I'll churn out clichés and make big literary errors, even though I'm apt at pointing them out in other books.

Modern Sci-Fi Covers

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So I'm about half way done with my first science fiction novel (been half way done for six months), and I've been thinking about the cover. What is the best modern science fiction cover art you've seen? Pic related.

Online Novel I Can't Remember the Name Of

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Alright... I am posting here because I am attempting to find an online novel/story I read quite a while ago. I can't remember the name of it, but what I do remember is the story is of this young girl stuck in a hospital, I think she might have had cancer or something, but she escapes, only to find out that she had been uploaded into a computer system her father had created and that she must become something of a digital eve for the rest of human-kind and that it turns out she had gone through escaping the hospital many times, but when given the option to either become the digital eve or forget, she chose to forget instead. I can't quite remember where this story is, all I know if I read it online and it was an amazing story that I'd like to find again. Chances are I wont find it, but I figured I might as well try out here and see if anyone knows anything.
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is she a feminist?
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how do you feel about Alexander Mccall Smith? I understand he's sort of the lit that your mother would read, and the 44 scotland street novels are pretty boring but i really like the no.1 ladies detective series, i think he can just write intelligent african women really well.
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do have 'neither victims nor executioners'? I can only find a short passage online but I am told it is a longer essay collection. thanks
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Hey, /lit/. I've been looking for this book for awhile. Not for anything important, but it's just been bugging me as to what the book was called. It was a children's book, I think. It was about some dude who went hiking and stayed in this cabin in the woods and some monster was harassing him trying to get vengeance for the guy stealing it's tail or something like that. Would anyone happen to know the name of it?

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