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18247326 No.18247326 [Reply] [Original]

Thoughts on this book?

>> No.18247339

It book.

>> No.18247344

Absolutely based and autistic.
Talking heads are funky and fantastic.
Great book if you’re a struggling musician or just like the talking heads.
It’s not actually about music theory, OP, but it does have very insightful bits on writing music.

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>> No.18247740

It's decent. I would have liked more on the actual science of why music makes us feel the way we do

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18247294 No.18247294 [Reply] [Original]

What books do i need to read to don't fall into this category

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>> No.18247545

Always impressive to see young women mistake the flattery of people trying to fuck them ("everyone says I'm, like, so deep, and stuff") for actual evaluations of their character.

>> No.18247561

Do you think it's untrue what I said? What did you get out of the book instead?

>> No.18247571

This is coming from a faux arthoe wearing a death note shirt? Topkek

>> No.18247578

It’s not really that I disagree with what you said, I just don’t see how you made a connection between the image and the op. It’s always better to be synthesizing and deciding your own ideas about stuff though so I don’t mean it in an insulting way

>> No.18247579

True, Simone Weil is essentially a man

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18247288 No.18247288 [Reply] [Original]

It's really strange that no matter where you go on the internett people will shit on Hofmann and Penguin for translating Ernst Junger's LATEST version of Storm of Steel (1961 version). People claim that Hofmann "removed" all the nationalic and violent passages - but as far as i'm aware it was Junger HIMSELF who toned down the violence and nationalism in his latest version. So what is going on here?

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>> No.18247555

fpbp. Obvious shill thread.

>> No.18247560

my version is so cucked to the point where in the middle of the chapter it says "in earlier editions Junger implied he killed the soldier"
They changed it to he "saw" him

>> No.18247564

How? And what did Hofmann change?

>> No.18247575

The Original translation is also filled with errors and typos. It's a really bad translation

>> No.18247583

I have a critical edition (in French, éditions La Pléiade) that has all the variations. And honestly it doesn't change the book much, it mostly reflects that Jünger gained in maturity. On the other hand, a bad translation can really change the meaning of a book.

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18247278 No.18247278 [Reply] [Original]

Anyone here work in publishing? How is it? How do I get a job in publishing?

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>> No.18247323

Have a degree in women's studies, critical race theory, and englit.
Write about a struggling jewish black tranny who saves the world.

>> No.18247343

ok, nevermind

>> No.18247365

Ok I have an English degree. What now?

>> No.18247385

From the job postings I see, have a degree in the arts, know how to use Adobe products like Illustrator and InDesign and have a good instinct for editing.

>> No.18247399

>Adobe products like Illustrator and InDesign

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18247275 No.18247275 [Reply] [Original]

So, basically, if we wanted to make an extreme summary, we could say that leftists believe that all the evil of today lies in (and derives from) the "structure" of the system, whereas rightists believe that someone in the flesh is guilty and consciously responsible for it.
(As a side note, it is interesting to notice that tables have turned over time: Marxists of the past blamed the greedy capitalist in the flesh, while conservatives were very critical of how the economic system in itself had taken a bad turn).
Now, we can be pretty sure that the truth, as always, lies somewhere in the middle. It is not counterintuitive to think that a very harmful and perverse system has generated by itself, by necessity, at some point in history, and that someone who was smart enough and malicious took advantage from it and has consistently been doing so until today. Both parts present convincing arguments and have their reasons to believe in their respective theory.
What are the most serious and reliable books written in the present century, that best embody these two opposed conceptions?

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>> No.18247650

I know nothing of this topic, but I'm always skeptical about these kinda books, what's it wrong it in particular?

>> No.18247656

>I'm always skeptical about these kinda books
Have you ever asked yourself why?

>> No.18247707

The major difference between left and right is that the left wants to fight for change while the right wants to be left alone.

>> No.18247733

You're right, but the difference I outlined only concerns the interpretation of economic problems.

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>whereas rightists believe that someone in the flesh is guilty and consciously responsible for it.
''Rightists'' don't have to believe that at all
''Rightists'' is too vague.
OP,I'm sorry,but this thread is trash,let it die.

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18247274 No.18247274 [Reply] [Original]

>it's unbelievable yet it happened
how do you argue against this type of rethorics

>> No.18247481

It happened, case closed. It's unbelievable but that doesn't negate that it did... ask yourself why you're the type of person who cares about such a fuss.

The authenticity of the holocaust has been so well documented that one should be suspicious of those who speak against it.

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>> No.18247488

>It happened, case closed. It's unbelievable but that doesn't negate that it did... ask yourself why you're the type of person who cares about such a fuss.
>The authenticity of the holocaust has been so well documented that one should be suspicious of those who speak against it.

how do you argue against this type of rethorics

>> No.18247500

you don't because good goys shouldn't argue with their masters

>> No.18247530

Just reply that nothing is above questioning and that truth does not fear investigation.

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18247189 No.18247189 [Reply] [Original]

How do you guys go about make /lit/ friends and gfs?

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>> No.18247220

Please get your ged and also don’t do this.

>> No.18247234

you make them in high school or maybe if you are lucky and sociable in uni. The chances of getting friends at your job are even slimmer. You won't just suddenly change and become someone that gets friends, it's something that you are born with and if you are asking here how to make friends, well, you never had a chance.

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>> No.18247316

I was not gonna do it anyways lol

>> No.18247406

Don't bother. Hell is other people, Anon.

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18247179 No.18247179 [Reply] [Original]

TL;DR - So you've faced the absurd, and rejected suicide. Where do you go next? Are self-help books actually useful?

Current list of what I want to read:
- The Upward Spiral
- The Willpower Instinct
- Atomic Habits
- Deep Work
- The Richest Man in Babylon*

Long story short, I almost got served 25 years in jail by the tyrannical state I lived in, and lost almost everything I have. Friends, money, possessions, and every other aspect of my life. I have a few thousand left, and some close family and friends that still support me.

Picked myself up over the 2 months following, thought and contemplated, and decided there is still worth in continuing. I'm in the process of moving to a different country, and rebuilding from what little I have left.

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>Where do you go next?
You turn to the Lord

>> No.18247477

Not all philosophy is theoretical.

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Self help is good when it’s a book that teaches you a skill or a mental model. Self help that is “motivational” or “modern philosophy” is garbage.

>> No.18247568

Bam...is that you?

>> No.18247619

>Where do you go next?
You do whatever the fuck you want
Reading self-help books is just cuckery without the christ

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18247178 No.18247178 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

/biz/ is laughing at us again

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>> No.18247194

are you even going to shows us or tell us why?

You should get banned for this thread.

>> No.18247207

>caring for the opinion of hedonist subhumans

>> No.18247221

We haven't even recovered from the last time it happened yet.

>> No.18247230

>he doesn't know you cant cash out
>much tether
that's still not cashing out

>> No.18247242

Normies buying dogecoin defeated biz

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18247171 No.18247171 [Reply] [Original]

This kills the SOVL incels...
>Thomas Ernest Hulme

>> No.18247210

Who are you quoting?

>> No.18247375

T.E. Hulme.
From 'Lecture on Modern Poetry'

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18247129 No.18247129 [Reply] [Original]

Stop reading you nerds, just chill and have sex.

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>> No.18247257

Death to the (((west)))

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>> No.18247641

that meme didn't even make me laugh.
anyways memes today are just to spread opinions and ridicule other opinons inside a meme.
ban memes, now that would be something good

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>anyways memes today are just to spread opinions and ridicule other opinons inside a meme.

It's almost like the definition of words change over time.

>> No.18247685

yeah, i wrote some deep stuff, right?

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18247099 No.18247099 [Reply] [Original]

Anyone else fall asleep while reading? Why? How can I stop? I can go 50 pages before I need a nap. My diet only consists of tortillas, cheese, milk, water, bread, Nutella, Raisin Bran and ramen. Could it be a health related reason? Anyone with experience on this subject?

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>> No.18247665

>My diet only consists of tortillas, cheese, milk, water, bread, Nutella, Raisin Bran and ramen.
Bro where are your vegetables

>> No.18247668

Wow. Unhelpful shitposting. Very original. Can’t wait to bicker with you back and forth for 20 posts in a thread that’s not about literature. You fucking faggot ass nigger bitch. Either help retard anon or shut the fuck up and go be gay with your dad. Fucking kike ass soiboy. Not enough protein my ass.

>> No.18247671

can you read or are you retarded?

>> No.18247677

nice b8 m8

>> No.18247693

Unless you’re making your own bread from whole grain from scratch, your bread is just shitty carbs with no fiber or micros. You stupid motherfucker. Your family and your government have failed you. You have failed yourself. I’d say I hope you live long enough to feel the pain of your poor decisions, but you won’t.

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18247083 No.18247083 [Reply] [Original]

Last christmas I read "The Waves" and I'm considering diving a bit into her books

If I would have to choose 3-4 books, which ones should I pic?

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>> No.18247209

>Bipolar disorder
>critic of religion

I second this idea.

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>> No.18247706

This anon is correct
And you should read her short stories too

>> No.18247715

You forgot the biggest one of all:


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18246991 No.18246991 [Reply] [Original]

My chest of books divide among my friends.

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18246967 No.18246967 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

Books on a world where men are 3'5" and women are 6'5"?
The small males will have large penises, be ~3'5" but completely proportional, cute-handsome faces and insane reaction speeds and incredibly athletic. Their bones will be very dense.
The women will be 6'5" with huge hips and nice big supple wombs, big breasts and pretty faces. They will naturally superovulate and produce small litters when impregnated.
Both of the sexes will be incredibly intelligent, of course.
No other form of humans will be able to compete with them. They expand significantly faster for fewer resources and they have a huge advantage in technologically advanced warfare and labor. Any nation that goes against them will be out competed and destroyed.

Books on this?

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>> No.18247107

Sounds like a great recommendation. Can you enlighten me as to its contents?

>> No.18247225

There's probably a manga about this.
If there is, does anyone know its name?

>> No.18247269

Wtf that's tranny porn

>> No.18247287

The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings

>> No.18247317

Haven't read it personally but a lot of Taschen art books vary on how biographical/text-filled their books are, so YMMV.
But Stanton published underground comics about strong women physically and brutally dominating men.

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If stopping suffering isn't evil how come you don't kill yourself

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18246893 No.18246893 [Reply] [Original]

What are some comfy history books? Like "The Basque History of the World" by Mark Kurlansky.

>> No.18246921

Tales of the Early Franks by Augustin Thierry

It's long out of print, but still can be found cheaply.

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Read easypeasy method or yourbrainonporn book.
Seek help or ngmi

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Seek help or ngmi

>> No.18247108

Read more Kurlansky for comfy microhistories, I liked his one about paper the most. A good Jew.

>> No.18247116

Zoom zoom

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18246843 No.18246843 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

is this still valid?

>> No.18246859

Waste of a thread.

>> No.18246860

Never was. It's r/books tier made by a low IQ newfag.

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These books are all well known and influential enough that you should read them. Many of them will have been read by High School (a least in the US). It's not a highbrow list, but it's a foundation so that you aren't borderline illiterate. I say it's still good.

>> No.18246874

If you need a "starter kit", you were ngmi. Growing up with parents who read at least a few hundred books for you until you learn to read properly yourself, being surrounded by discussions about literature, having bookshelves at home and so on are the kind of things you need. I'm so glad I was introduced to literature decades before I started browsing 4chan.

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18246811 No.18246811 [DELETED]  [Reply] [Original]

Any books with this feel?

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Literaly genocide

>> No.18246897

Literally look it up lmfao

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Based Jamila

>> No.18246917

Then you do it

>> No.18246936

Is that woman really black or is she a kike

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18246803 No.18246803 [Reply] [Original]

whats your fav meter, girlies?

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>> No.18247149

I'll do any meter, any pattern that you can fuck to

>> No.18247250

I have done it again.
One year in every ten
I manage it——
A sort of walking miracle, my skin
Bright as a Nazi lampshade,
My right foot
A paperweight,
My face a featureless, fine
Jew linen.
Peel off the napkin
O my enemy.
Do I terrify?——
The nose, the eye pits, the full set of teeth?
The sour breath
Will vanish in a day.
Soon, soon the flesh
The grave cave ate will be
At home on me
And I a smiling woman.
I am only thirty.
And like the cat I have nine times to die.
This is Number Three.
What a trash
To annihilate each decade.
What a million filaments.
The peanut-crunching crowd
Shoves in to see
Them unwrap me hand and foot——
The big strip tease.
Gentlemen, ladies
These are my hands
My knees.
I may be skin and bone,
Nevertheless, I am the same, identical woman.
The first time it happened I was ten.
It was an accident.
The second time I meant
To last it out and not come back at all.
I rocked shut
As a seashell.
They had to call and call
And pick the worms off me like sticky pearls.
Is an art, like everything else.
I do it exceptionally well.
I do it so it feels like hell.
I do it so it feels real.
I guess you could say I’ve a call.
It’s easy enough to do it in a cell.
It’s easy enough to do it and stay put.
It’s the theatrical
Comeback in broad day
To the same place, the same face, the same brute
Amused shout:
‘A miracle!’
That knocks me out.
There is a charge
For the eyeing of my scars, there is a charge
For the hearing of my heart——
It really goes.
And there is a charge, a very large charge
For a word or a touch
Or a bit of blood
Or a piece of my hair or my clothes.
So, so, Herr Doktor.
So, Herr Enemy.
I am your opus,
I am your valuable,
The pure gold baby
That melts to a shriek.
I turn and burn.
Do not think I underestimate your great concern.
Ash, ash—
You poke and stir.
Flesh, bone, there is nothing there——
A cake of soap,
A wedding ring,
A gold filling.
Herr God, Herr Lucifer
Out of the ash
I rise with my red hair
And I eat men like air.

>> No.18247259

is this Poetess Plath?

>> No.18247290

I’m most American when I reach for more ketchup
as Shaunae Miller dives across the finish.

I’m blackest when Allyson Felix collapses on the track,
knees up, concealing her last name

and the letters USA blistering her chest.
I’m saddest whenever two black women are competing

because I never know who to root for,
and I’m arrogant enough to believe my split loyalty

fails them (which makes me more American again).
This is how it feels to be a problem:

hoping that, when a country’s cameras are trained
on your back, and you offer the fruited plain

of your body, it’s somehow enough to quench
the parched land where all the mothers keep dying,

each ghost a breath-song trilling in your blood,
and, perhaps, one day, grand mal convulsions—

petechiae like pomegranate seeds jeweling your face.
Every race is a transubstantiation of flesh,

just not to gold, or bronze, or mythical filigree,
but to the fleeting, nameless moment when a foot

finds the chalk line drawn by someone else.
Maybe #magic, or a single, unfortunate tremor

that means nothing until you’re dead. Who knows what metals
the gods use to forge victory, which is neither sympathy

nor love, nor more sacred than the foot-fall—
its indiscernible blip magnified for millions

of eyes that only blink when we’re winning—
which you too probably missed, although later,

in the dashcam footage, you’ll swear to me you saw it.

>> No.18247296

this a banger

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