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>>12578968
Just a reminder that these are the kind of people who generally read Finnegans Wake

The Fop:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9bnfFaIxdM

The pseudoscientist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o7Gqc6kv0Y

The Arthoe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUURkBdjMY

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Daily reminder that these are the kind of people who read Finnegans Wake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oUURkBdjMY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7o7Gqc6kv0Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9bnfFaIxdM

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Daily reminder that this is the kind of pretentious cunt who reads Finnegans Wake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9bnfFaIxdM

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>>12377339
Yes but Finnegans Wake is objectively crap.

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>>12323941
FLCL?

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>be me
>be 17
>in my Oxford college of choice waiting to be interviewed to study English literature
>other candidates are clearly wetting themselves, busily reading and flicking through their notes
>try to hide my smirk as I see one of them reading a copy of Tess of the D'Urbervilles
>smirking tinged with pity as I consider how their dreams of getting a place will be inevitably crushed
>I saunter into the interview room, 4 Oxford dons are sitting on a panel to interview me
>the first don starts off by asking me about my personal statement
>"So, you mention that you've read Ulysses, I'd like to..."
>youhaveactivatedmytrapcard.jpg
>stop them mid-sentence with an upturned finger
>"Sure, I *like* Ulysses..."
>pause for dramatic effect
>"...but I prefer Finnegans Wake."
>She is stunned speechless, the 2nd don exclaims "WHAT?!" as he violently jumps out of his seat, the 3rd don moans in agony and pleasure as she slumps to the floor, her crotch exploding with juices
>"You didn't m-m-mention in y-y-your p-p-personal s-statement that you'd r-r-read it?!" the second one is stuttering, trying to maintain a physical grasp on the reality of this world
>I do not respond, but merely clear my throat as I begin to recite:
>"riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs."
>the 1st and 2nd dons are both breathing heavily and sweating, the 3rd don seems to be having a seizure on the floor, suddenly I notice the 4th don, a much older man than the rest, has not yet reacted
>"So... you claim to have read Finnegans Wake, eh?"
>"So, tell me... What is the LAST WORD of the book?"
>osht.jpg
>this man is clearly a worthy adversary, even if not quite of my intelligence he is clearly quite close
>I inhale through my nose, and then, soberly, I say: "Technically, the book is circular, so there is no last word."
>he eyes me for a moment and then he stretches out his hand
>"Welcome to Oxford, m'boy."
>mfw I drop out a year later

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Do you think someone should be considered an intellectual even if they don't know mathematics up to the level of basic abstract algebra and analysis, or physics up to the level of basic quantum mechanics and general relativity? Is just reading a lot of postmodern philosophy enough?

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>>8648926
Damn, somebody is a /lit/ vet. Didn't think they used these anymore.

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So I attend a major american Catholic university and tend to spend a lot of time in the lower stacks of the library going through weird religious books. The following, from the late 18th century, is from a primer on preaching directed at an audience of Anglican country parsons.

When, in the course of one’s formulation of a carefully compiled fragment of public oratory for presentation among the educated milieu, he feels the life-blood, which heretofore made its normal and much desired passage throughout the veins ensconcing his unmentionable bits, begin to overstay, at least in part, its welcome among the aforementioned parts which Adam deigned to cover at the dawn of his sin, the resultant swelling produced, the base offspring of some stray fragment of uncoordinated thought, turned (as they so oft’ do in these wretched times) towards the production of an impromptu and unabashedly lustful dumb-show within the mind, utterly wanting in wit, correct structure, or any of the goodly number of elements, the delicately managed combination thereof resulting, God willing, in a suitable piece of instructive poesy, which in its noblest and most incorruptible form inevitably shall bring due glory to King and Country, he should, in manner and practice bend every effort toward the reigning in of such stray thoughts so as not to reveal to his audience--if that portion of his person most physically altered by such idle wanderings (surely the devil’s tool if ever there was) has not the fortune of the relative protection of a podium or other structure which could possibly obfuscate the vision--the evidence of his private infraction, that will, if he proves himself able of properly countenancing the sundry phantasms of his mind, in the due course of time find itself slowly disengaged from that particular state in which Nature decreed it would be most suitable for that task, known to Christian men of our nation but unspoken of by that token of grace what sets us apart from the savage Mohameteans and sundry other heathen peoples, which has the sole purpose, apart from the vice and idleness in which men and women of sin partake of its grave and damnable misuse, of propagating the race as the Lord has instructed us to do since the time of Abram, the accomplishment thereof effected through the complete turning of his mind away from sin and vice and toward peaceable reflection upon ecclesiastical matters or perhaps one of the compositions of good Saint Paul on the teachings of the Apostles (the more fortunate reflection thereunto being all the more expediently accomplished should he already have been carrying goodly discourse upon such matters) but not that Song of Solomon,

(1/2 because it's all one long fucking sentence)

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Hi /lit/,

Where do you get your literary news from?

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>>2204212
pretentious highschool kid detected.

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