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Modern religous interpretations by Ebenezer Divingnog - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:17:33 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70132 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for stuff on modern interpretations of religions and how they intermingle and carry over into each other. How mythology morphs in such cases as pagan Saturnalia translating over to Christmas. Maybe even breaking stuff like investigative religious journalism. I've always been interested in the subject but have done no reading on it. Specifically interested in Christianity but anything interesting on any religion in any time period is cool.
George Cossleham - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 08:09:21 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
try frazer's golden bough
Rebecca Crollyman - Wed, 06 Jun 2018 20:11:23 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was really high when I wrote this, I meant interpretations of events like as to what may have actually happened, not religious meaning btw.

Thanks, I'll check it out. Looks like exactly what I'm looking for.
Angus Brurringstit - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 23:36:07 EST ID:A/t5mkUq No.70144 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Other anon here to second TGB; it's a book that really influences how one view's the world.
I'm tempted to recommend The White Goddess, but I haven't read it yet myself; it looks to be in a similar vein to TGB's.
Beatrice Murdcocke - Sat, 09 Jun 2018 06:27:37 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Twg is a bit more of a narrow focus than tgb but graves is a much better historian. Frazer was og but that means they hadn't really sorted out how to do research properly at the time and had to learn.
Augustus Blocklesturk - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 18:15:09 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
joseph campbell

Bump While Reading by Ebenezer Brookham - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:04:46 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68199 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are you guys reading right now?

Brandon Sanderson just released the third and final book of his Reckoners trilogy, and it was fantastic. Where are all the Sanderson fans in here? It was this board that told me to read his shit, and now that I do, nobody ever will talk about them with me lol

Now starting Altered Carbon. Netflix is making a show based on it, and I like reading books that have adaptions impending so I can compare them later.
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Reuben Peddlestire - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 23:51:02 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70145 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Reading Sirens of Titan when I realized that Kurt Vonnegut conceived the idea of The Cloud 50 years before the internet existed. Wow.

Beatrice Murdcocke - Sat, 09 Jun 2018 06:23:05 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70146 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Read the machine stops by Forster next
Nell Bezzlekare - Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:14:55 EST ID:mKlN7klY No.70150 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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loving this so far
Albert Worthingcocke - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 05:50:35 EST ID:mKlN7klY No.70155 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I can't tell if I like this or not. It has a cool world and premise but some parts are boring as heck. Only ~100 pages in so far.
Ebenezer Hozzledire - Sat, 16 Jun 2018 07:42:20 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70156 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Good worldbuilder, poor storyteller.

RED PILL READING LIST by Doris Debberhall - Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:38:50 EST ID:fb7Anl99 No.70019 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm making a redpill reading list, as a joke. It's basically laughably ridiculous pieces that would dupe the pseudo-intellectuals infesting the chans. A mix of fedora, right wing rants, totalitarianism, religious and new age charlatans, and so on. I'm asking for contributions and suggestions.

Here it is so far:
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, PhD - 12 Rules for Life
Stefan Molyneux, M.A. - Universally Preferable Behavior
Milo Yiannopoulos - Dangerous
Charles Murray - The Bell Curve
Mike Cernovich - Maga Mindset
Jonah Goldberg - Liberal Fascism
Ann Coulter - In Trump We Trust
Scott Lamb - The Faith of Donald Trump
President Donald J. Trump, B.S. - The Art of the Deal
Patrick J. Buchanan - The Death of the West
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Isabella Bezzlehit - Mon, 28 May 2018 01:05:56 EST ID:ERyV+qkn No.70113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why would anyone read that garbage?
Wesley Trotfuck - Fri, 01 Jun 2018 16:12:53 EST ID:5Az4kDQV No.70122 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Mt grandpa once gave me a bill oreilly book for Christmas. Now he sends me emails with long incoherent rants about liberals
Martin Semmleham - Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:43:32 EST ID:S0hxytsw No.70151 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Paul Kengor - Takedown
Priscilla Punnergold - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 02:24:37 EST ID:MyeGSRR/ No.70153 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A good portion of the list you have there are writings by jews. The most succinct explanation of the redpill is that jews are at the heart of most/all anti-western political movements. The other portion of the list is intellectual manure. Out of the entire list I think I saw maybe three or four books from authors that are undeniably redpilled (Evola, Pierce, Coulter), but that won't cut it.

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, PhD - 12 Rules for Life
>jewish wife, and anti-white
Stefan Molyneux, M.A. - Universally Preferable Behavior
>controlled opposion, alex jones has jewish wifes
>founded by israelis, pro-jew
Milo Yiannopoulos - Dangerous
Charles Murray - The Bell Curve
>jew, but also the one exception in the list as the Bell Curve is entirely academic
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Priscilla Punnergold - Fri, 15 Jun 2018 03:20:40 EST ID:MyeGSRR/ No.70154 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Let me make a few suggestions:

>Mein Kampf (Stalag edition). You simply cannot claim to be redpilled and have never read it
>200 years together and Gulag Archipelago by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn, discusses jewish involvement in the soviet system alongside great documentation of the system itself
>Morgenthau Plan by David Irving, published the plan itself which was that of de-nazification
>Hitler's War, David Irving
>The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit, Michael E Jones
>The Epic Story of the Waffen SS, Leon Degrelle
>Judaism's Strange God's by Michael Hoffman
>Culture of Critique, Kevin MacDonald
>Decline of the West, Oswald Spengler
>Manifesto for the Abolition of Interest Slavery, Gottfried Feder
>For My Legionaires, Corneliu Codreanu
>The Color of Crime, Katheryn Russell-Brown
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Write something one word at a time V.2 by Archie Manderworth - Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:59:35 EST ID:kB9vcdQ8 No.69747 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Since our last thread was so RUDELY interrupted, I hearby start a new thread in the same vein.

1) one word per post, punctuation, whatever
2) no spunky meddlin'

I shall begin:

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Phyllis Honeywater - Thu, 31 May 2018 09:23:14 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
motion seconded
Graham Coddleham - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:19:10 EST ID:rXW/delc No.70129 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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exhumation efforts
Graham Gonningmin - Thu, 07 Jun 2018 20:46:36 EST ID:0jgHCyVM No.70142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Words as a Weapon by Jack Billingham - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 04:34:30 EST ID:7Df882Aq No.70126 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm working on a novel that I hope will induce the reader's worldview to permanently darken. While still being an engaging, realistic and enjoyable read, of course. I don't much trust this whole 'grimdark' label and if I wanted shock I'd read fan fiction.

But I'm having a hard time figuring out how this process of fucking up people's psyches will work. I'm quite desensitized; things don't really get to me anymore and haven't for some time. Bradbury could really get me down, and the bits I've read of Camus gave me a taste of the void. I need that man in my life for sure.

So I'm trying to draw from more negative, caustic literature. I plan on purchasing a copy of Carl Panzram's autobiography, and I have already found inspiration in the lyrics of bands like Dystopia and Spitboy, they really explore this sense of outraged disgust that I think can really wear you out morally.

I'm looking for things that aren't just for shock value, or just violence porn. I need an emotional punch, something that'll make the reader feel hatred, that will bother them and encourage them to set aside their personal values. What is this factor x that can induce compassion fatigue in even the casual reader? How do I use fiction to make people more selfish and cruel in their habits and thinking?

Please share any relevant experience you have towards this line of thinking and perhaps recommend any literature you think fits this bill.
Ian Dingerforth - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 05:24:30 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.70127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why do you want to do that?
John Hupperwell - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 04:15:11 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70128 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tldr recommend me edgy gay shit
Charles Nebbledare - Sun, 10 Jun 2018 07:56:15 EST ID:o35SPqei No.70149 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I feel like trying to write a novel from the top down like that isn't going to work so well.

Why not give one of your characters this very task, and write the story of them writing the story that gets people down?

recccomendations please. by N7IX4 !!aUW3ymB7 - Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:48:19 EST ID:S5Rv/Bzy No.69532 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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transgressive, psychedelic horror, post-apocalyptic, nihilistic, and existential literature reccomendations would be muchly appreciated. books or poetry. just need a break from dry research.
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Matilda Clayshit - Tue, 08 May 2018 16:16:51 EST ID:YPb38PfM No.70078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Celine - Journey to the End of the Night
Ian Murdville - Tue, 08 May 2018 23:35:11 EST ID:xu3HwFv7 No.70081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Other Side by Alfred Kubin
I love it, it's an example of early surrealism, and is the only written work of Kubin, who was actually a famous visual artist in his time.

Of course, that's really more beautiful than scary. If you want something disturbing and psychedelic, The Wild Boys by William S. Burroughs is the most disturbing book I've ever read. For something also extremely disturbing, but completely realistic, there's Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby, Jr.
Nathaniel Pickridge - Fri, 11 May 2018 22:02:17 EST ID:yS5+gsjJ No.70090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Birthing of worlds
On a pale horse
The bus driver who wanted to be god
Shitting Blimblewut - Fri, 25 May 2018 12:58:14 EST ID:SYs3KENS No.70111 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Stranger
Angus Brurringstit - Fri, 08 Jun 2018 23:33:21 EST ID:A/t5mkUq No.70143 Ignore Report Quick Reply
-The Foundation Pit
Maybe the darkest novel ever written.
-Anything by William Gaddis (esp. J R) and most things by Thomas Pynchon
hard to go wrong.
The Book of Disquiet
Mostly just the well-written journal of a sad loner
-The Third Policeman
IMO this one is very funny, but at least one person I lent it to didn't get it at all; YMMV. If you like this bizarre distinctly Irish lit and are up to a challenge, consider Beckett's Trilogoy.
one of Nabokov's three "best books of the 20th century"; s'pretty good. From my sub-fluent awareness of Russian, this was probably better in the original, But it's still pretty great. You may be more drawn to his childhood/coming-of-age novel, Kotiv Letaev ("Flying Kitten"), which revolves around a curious little boy and can get a tad experimental with all the vivid imagination and how strongly it defines descriptions of events.
-Today I Wrote Nothing
Daniil Kharms compilation (the translation at least; can't say what it is in Russian). Not incredibly heavy as the others on my recs list, but it's fun and slots well enough into your preferences.
-White Noise
Can't speak for DeLillo's other stuff as I've not read it. WN is a solid novel that epitomizes American postmodernism without requiring 5-10 minutes to read a page like some others might.
-Borges's short stories, on the chance you haven't read them yet

Martial Arts by Ebenezer Crobblestene - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:12:03 EST ID:f95yQ643 No.70134 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So this book I done read "Arts of Strength, Arts of Serenity: Martial Arts Training for Mental, Physical, and Spiritual Health", which is alright, has a pretty comprehensive list of martial arts related books that I'd figure I'd transcribe here.

"The following books are ones I recommend to martial arts students. Most are about traditional budo, but a few are about subjects, such has Zen, that are of interest because of their relationship to budo or bushido. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so students should seek out as many other good books as they can find.

Samurai Painters (1983): By showing the brush works of warriors who were also painters, the authors illuminate several important aspects of their personalities, including heir aility to observe, their passion for life, and their strength of character. A illuminating complement to the written word for learnign about bushido.

The Japanese Art of War (1991): A very well-written treatise on the relationship between martial arts, Japanese culture, and Zen. Because this book is written from an academic perspective, it is more useful as an historical overview than a practical guide to martial arts training, but still an excellent addition to any martial arts library.

Iai: the Art of Drawing the Sword (1981): A charming book on the Mugai style of iaido, illustrated with simple hand-drawn figure that clearly convey the ideas of the author. Craig explains the basics of Mugai-Ryu and also offers a liberal dose of samurai culture through stories of old Japan. Even though this work is not very polished, it communicates the spirit of Japanese swordsmanship well.

Karate-Do: My Way of Life (1975): An autobiography that highlights Funakoshi's martial arts career and his introduction of Okinawan karate to Japan. Easy to read and written in a clear, entertaining style, the stories and advice here are inspirational and decidedly informative for students of any martial art.

Zen in teh Art of Archery (1971): This book has had a great influence on the Western understanding of Zen, and rightfully so. Written by a Westerner trying to grasp the secrets of kyudo, Herrigel details his struggles in a way that gives the reader a vivi…
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Zen in the Martial Arts (1979): Hyams presents anecdotes of his encounters with some of the famous martial arts figures of the early seventies, including Ed Parker and Bruce Lee. Although few of these stories are actually about Zen, many of them offer good, commonsense advice about various aspects of martial arts. Worthwhile reading, especially of the novice.

Martial arts and Sports in Japan (1993): Meant as a pocket guide for the real tourist, this little book actually contains a great deal of accurate information on judo, kendo, sumo, etc. Very helpful for those who are shopping for a first martial art, or those who will visit Japan and want to see budo in its home environment.

Jodokan Judo (1986): A modern version of Kano's original writings on judo, this is a must read. It describes the evolution of judo from sumo and jujutsu and details the essential skills for beginning, intermediate, and advanced judoists. Serious students of judo will find themselves repeatedly returning to these pages for technical knowledge and inspiration.

A Book of Five Rings (1974): Probably the most famous book on martial arts and strategy ever published, this book is an effective teacher of strategic concepts in a variety of fields, and has been widely used by businesspeople in building their own companies. By offering information that is always slightly beyond the reader's grasp, Musashi lures one into gradually deepening insights.

Karate-do Foundations (1995): In this very useful book on the fundamentals of Shori-ryu and Shudokan karate, Moeller clearly describes the learning process, history, and philosophy of karate training. Beginners, intermediate students, and teachers will all benefit from the concepts found here.

The Secrets of the Target (1984): An excellent manual of kyudo according to the teachings of the Chozen-ji school of Hawaii, this book treats in depth the relationship between Zen and archery, detailing exactly the movements of the kata and their meanings. A great source of information on kyudo, and very useful for any students of Zen or budo.

Moving Zen (1982): A charming history of Nicol's life as a beginning and intermediate karate student. By describing his own difficulties and advenures in learning karate, Nico illuminates, without lecturing, many of the important aspects of training and Japanese culture.

Bushido, the Soul of Japan (1969): Absolutely the best explanation of bushido in the English language. The author describes the samurai heart of Japan in language that is both well-organized and also appealing to the inner senses. Every student of Japanese martial arts must read this book several times.
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The Code of the Samurai (1992): This is an excellent translation of a sixteenth century work by Daidoji Yuzan, which advised young samurai on budo and other matters. Though not as pithy as Hagakure, this work comes in a close second with its more detailed explanations of certain important concepts, such as right and wrong, bravery, and duty.

This is Kendo: The Art of Japanese Fencing (1964): The essential kendo text in English, this work is valuable to every student of the martial arts for its description of the evolution of bushido and swordsmanship, as well as its detailed explanation of the art of kendo.

The Unfettered Mind (1986): Takuan, the robust, outspoken Zen master, advised a few of he preeminent swordsmen of his day on how to triumph using Zen. The three remarkable essays in this book convey Zen concepts with authority. Although challening, this material is nevertheless very important to the serious martial artist.

The Art of Peace: Teachings of the Founder of Aikido (1992): Ueshiba Morihei was not only the founder of aikido but a mystic who put many profound concepts into written and spoken words. For those in search of deep meaning in life, and for those who simply want to understand Ueshiba's far-reaching influence on modern budo, this book is a must read.

The Sword of No Sword: Life of the Master Warrior Tesshu (1984): One of the most important and inspirational books in the martial arts library. Vital reading for anyone who hopes to learn martial arts as a way of life. Tesshu exemplified the martial idea lof doing everything with total commitment, and reading about his life is an entertaining way to study the history and culture of pre-Meiji Japan.

The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship: A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido (1995): A manual of practice drills using the bokuto (wooden sword). Trains the student in basic iaido movements: to stand and move with good balance, and to wield the sword with strength.

Manual of Zen Buddhism (1960): A collection of Zen assembled by the grandfather of Zen in the West, this book contains sutras, koans, and stories meant to assist Zen monks in their studies. From simple and amusing to extremely abstruse, the writings here teach rather than describe …
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A Comparison of Bushido and Chivalry (1984): A good source of stories about Samurai warriors and lists of warrior virtues, this book is written in awkward non-native English but contains much vital information on budo and bushido.

Japanese Swordsmanship (1986): One of the first and finest books written on iaido in English, by two of the first experts in the field. The book has an extensive historical section, written in Draeger's inimitable style, and a detailed section on the fundamentals of seitei iai. A good educational text for any student of swordsmanship, though probably best for those who are students of the techniques shown.

Sumo (1988): A richly illustrative guide to the msot essentially Japanese of martial sports. Describes techniques and sumo culture, and lists many of the top rikishi (sumo players) of the time when the book was written. Useful for sumo fans and for judoists, who can study the relationship between sumo skills and those used in judo.

Heiho Okugisho: The Secret of High Strategy (1994): A reprinting with translations of writings on strategy in swordsmanship, this collection was first begun in 1571 and modified several times through the yeares. Full of practical advice for the samurai swordfighter, the writings and pictures are evocative of a bygone era.

Hagakure: the Book of the Samurai (1979): An indispensable book for any serious student of Japanese martial arts and culture. expresses, rather than describes, bushido and the samurai culture, and does so in an inspiring way that makes it one of the most important books in any martial artist's library.
Ebenezer Crobblestene - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:56:48 EST ID:f95yQ643 No.70138 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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And now a few recommended periodicals...

Aikido Jounral, by Aiki News,
Machida-shi, Tokyo 194 Japan

Aikido Today Magazine, by Arete Press
Claremont, CA

Black Belt Magazine, by Rainbow Publications
Valencia, CA

Fighting Women News
Theodore, Alabama

Furyu: The Budo Jounral, by Tengu Press
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Ebenezer Crobblestene - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:15:39 EST ID:f95yQ643 No.70139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Anyways, that's all the author Nicklaus Suino covered. Credit where credit's due. He mentioned his focus was exclusively Japanese martial arts, so i'm sure there's plenty of martial arts from other regions (such as Korean Hapkido or Brazilian JuJutsu) that are worthy of study and exploration.

As far as all of the recommended books, the author highlighted eight essential texts, five books about historical figures who have been important to the development of modern Japanese martial arts, and three pivotal texts written about budo and bushido.

The autobiography of Funakoshi (who laregl created the Shotokan school of karate) in Karate-Do: My way of Life.

Kano Jigoro was the founder of Kodokan Judo, he synthesized his art from techniques found inf early jujutso systems and sumo, his book Kodokan Judo is vital reading.

The legend of Miyamoto Musashi is known throughout Japan and the world. He was a seventeenth-century swordsman who fought over sixty duel with real swords and never lost. It is said that he reached a state of enlightenment through his dedication to sword practice. His advice in A Book of Five Rings is so profound that there is always something in it just beyond the understanding of the student. The best martial artists I know all pick up this book once or twice a year to reread it and consider how its meaning relates to them.

Ueshiba Morihei was the founder of aikido. He is considered one of the great philosohpers of budo, and regardless of whether you study aikido, exposure to his teachings will help your internal development in martial arts. we are extremely lucky to have a fine translation of his teachings by John Stevens, called The Art of Peace, Teachings of the Founder of Aikido.

Another book by Stevens called The Sword of No Sword is about the life and teachings of Yamaoka Tesshu, a Meiji period swordsman, statesman, and perhaps one of the finest calligraphers ever. Tesshu's life exemplified the Zen idea of victory over the self through a robust experience.

The first of the three books that every martial artist must not only read, but totally absorb through years of study, is Hagakure, by Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a book written by an old samurai lamenting the passing of the time-honored, traditional ways of bushido.
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Free books? by Eugene Nuddlefield - Thu, 31 May 2018 15:25:09 EST ID:wMdoZpuZ No.70121 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't know if there are much in the world, but I was thinking people might post links here for free books (as in physical, of paper, made of dead trees, etc.; for ebooks there are plenty of places). Most of these might be religious, but that comes with the territory. Still, I feel a lot of them are essential for anyone aiming to understand human beings.


>buddhist literature
Wesley Blathergold - Sat, 02 Jun 2018 04:06:53 EST ID:wMdoZpuZ No.70123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Goodreads gives away copies of new books, but it's a sweepstake type thing and only for U.S. residents (or so I understood, the rules were a bit confusing).


Poetry for beginners by Shitting Blytheford - Mon, 28 May 2018 22:04:52 EST ID:ERyV+qkn No.70116 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /lit/ finding myself with a lot more time on my hands these days. I kind of feel like writing again but I want to give poetry a shot this time. Used to write a lot of short stories but I haven't in many years what little I did with poetry was way back in highschool and I remember nothing.

Anyone have some good book suggestions that cover the structure/form of different kinds of poetry, something I desperately need a refresher in. And just recommendations on some poetry collections in general that would be worth reading. Thanks guys.
Alice Fonderden - Tue, 29 May 2018 19:05:48 EST ID:DT0tSXxE No.70117 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I remember stephen fry has a book out called An Ode Less Travelled that talks about lots of what u just mentioned. I haven't read it myself but I glanced at it in a bookstore and looked legit enough if you're looking for some general coverage of the art.
Wesley Grandfield - Tue, 29 May 2018 23:38:55 EST ID:bJhEgomS No.70118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thank you I will.
Jack Billingforth - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 02:25:14 EST ID:f95yQ643 No.70124 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ursula K Le Guin wrote some interesting insights about writing, some about poetry: meter and rhythm, called "The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination". As far as anthologies go, Twentieth-Century American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry are purty cool. Does anyone have any non-American recommendations?
Jack Billingforth - Sun, 03 Jun 2018 02:29:25 EST ID:f95yQ643 No.70125 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh, there's also Rainer Maria Rilke's "Letters to a Young Poet". Its not about structure or how-to, but more about the spirit and ideas behind poetry and what it is to be a poet. Sry aboot the double post.

>>70117 Thanks also.

RIP Jack Ketchum by Cyril Sangergold - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:13:23 EST ID:6yTsmlKK No.69806 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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horror legend Jack Ketchum has passed. Dude was a huge influence. Any fans here? RIP in peas
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Cyril Sangergold - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:57:51 EST ID:6yTsmlKK No.69810 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I had seen that a couple other authors had died too, ones probably more famous than Ketchum. I didn't mean to snub them, but Ketchum was the only one I was a personal reader of. Tough month for writers, George R R Martin better call the cardiologist just in case.
Shit Blindershit - Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:57:25 EST ID:NT9DzTuy No.69811 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Aw, man, I hadn't heard about Le Guin. I really liked her. She wasn't as relentlessly ballbreaking as Joanna Russ and wasn't a fucking psycho like Marion Zimmer Bradley.
She had that knack of being both deep, witty, and poetic. Too few writers manage to hit all three notes.
Shit Crackleham - Tue, 30 Jan 2018 20:25:14 EST ID:bk10qSik No.69843 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Idk who these other authors are, but rip Ursula.

She did SF the way SF was supposed to be done:
And she was a master story teller.
Rebecca Turveyman - Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:51:08 EST ID:UubbtM4E No.69845 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hell, Le Guin died?
Maybe there's a chance of some decent Earthsea adaptations to be made. I dunno what her stance on them were besides getting mad about the Ghibli flick.
Beatrice Hettingworth - Mon, 28 May 2018 15:44:29 EST ID:bB3jJzv+ No.70115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Turning this into a General RIP thread until someone whose a big enough name to deserve a private thread passes away

RIP the guy who collects all the best sci-fi short stories every year.

bible by Alice Findlehall - Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:07:55 EST ID:HDHCXJ5a No.69850 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is there a readable version of the bible th
at also is somewhat correct in it's translation?
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George Gisslewater - Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:26:43 EST ID:YMQv6dLY No.69936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the hell does this mean?
The King James is full of misreadings — they did their best, but Hebrew philology was only so advanced in the 17th century, and as a result there are some absolute howlers (“The voice of the turtle” is my favorite, also the name of a great John Fahey album). It’s also based on the Textus Receptus, when I think a secular reader is better served by a critical edition with good annotations. Obviously if one’s literary interest is the King James Bible itself, then there’s no substitute.

The NIV is very dire. I actively anti-recommend this one because it’s so ubiquitous. A lot of bad Bibles are uncommon gimmick translations like The Message but the NIV is everywhere, thanks to the global reach of US evangelicalism. The NIV is full of sectarian readings, linguistically unjustified translations, and dishonest attempts to textually minimize embarrassing or infelicitous passages. Here is a thorough, but not comprehensive, list of the problems of the NIV by a Biblical textual critic:

So what are the good English Bibles then? This depends on your purpose in reading, and ultimately comes down to personal discretion. I’m fond of both the Jerusalem Bible and the Revised Standard Version.
Jack Geckleville - Wed, 09 May 2018 10:45:35 EST ID:Qti6QOrW No.70084 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you don't mind products of the early chan days, this is fun: http://lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
Martin Benkinson - Sat, 12 May 2018 21:28:05 EST ID:xvZGK35U No.70092 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Robert Crumb adapted the Book of Genesis word for word.
It's very accessible and worth checking out. Now if only he'd do the rest of it (although there's no way he'd finish it as Genesis took 4 years)
Shit Buzzleway - Thu, 24 May 2018 14:07:57 EST ID:fFts590z No.70109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
holy fuck man I remember when I was a junior in HS (08-09) I used that Jesvs vs Jeezus pic for a presentation on 'satire'
Phoebe Tootdale - Fri, 25 May 2018 23:20:14 EST ID:6J9NB/jd No.70112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've got a NIV study bible. I would 10/10 recommend it to anyone interested in reading the bible.

Doaism Book by DepressedBuddha - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 21:21:26 EST ID:nOR/7RCR No.70042 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can someone help me find an ebook of this?

The Method of Holding the Three Ones: A Taoist Manual of Meditation of the Fourth Century A.D.
By Poul Andersen
ISBN-13: 978-0700701131
ISBN-10: 0700701133

Further information: https://www.amazon.com/Method-Holding-Three-Ones-D/dp/0700701133

Went looking for it already on libgen, #bookz, #ebooks
Ian Brevingbat - Sat, 19 May 2018 14:02:25 EST ID:N55obYRn No.70101 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Needed to say thanks to the OP for turning me on to Libgen. Much appreciated.

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