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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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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
Isabella Sevingchork - Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:43:55 EST ID:2TDhwEbz No.70159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nausea - jean-paul sarte
Isabella Clayfoot - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 22:40:32 EST ID:IoJZMcWv No.70279 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.
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Basil Bleddlewater - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:35:39 EST ID:NhTobTLJ No.70161 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Eugene Barddale - Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:20:51 EST ID:kEUQrb47 No.70163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Check out Lautreamont, Mary Maclane, maybe Dostoevsky . As Charles said though, don't write from the top down. Let the reader experience absorbing and reflecting over your words. Forced dark tones will become cheesy and feel like something for angsty teen girls.
Isabella Fandock - Mon, 06 Aug 2018 06:44:29 EST ID:dGuMtlr0 No.70258 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you're still around...

Panzram - You're on the right track, that's an excellent start
Eric Harris's (Columbine shooter) writings
Christopher Browning - Ordinary Men
Iris Chang - The Rape of Nanking
Peter Williams - Unit 731
Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment (also Notes from Underground would be good also)
Samuel Drocklefoot - Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:49:16 EST ID:wkdzb9wX No.70259 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Eliza Brookforth - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:42:23 EST ID:IoJZMcWv No.70276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Dystopia definitely makes me fucking hate being human sometimes.

Tao Lin Trip by Henry Fabbertudge - Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:28:47 EST ID:vANo5LJY No.70269 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone have a pdf?
Betsy Hesslefork - Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:48:56 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70270 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm sure you can convert it
James Gemblemere - Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:06:09 EST ID:poakUaRE No.70273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Brosef thank you so much. I had a feeling someonewould come through on here. You don't really know how happy this has made me thank you!!!
Cyril Blammerhet - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:58:43 EST ID:d7Oa1Npe No.70275 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Since OP got a happy ending, maybe someone will have the /psy/ book I've been looking all over for, pic related.

Can I put atropine eye drop s in my eyes eagerly by Walter Giffingfuck - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 20:36:06 EST ID:hKKAmGXs No.70202 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hugh Siddlestit - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:47:28 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i predict intense burning and redness. do it for our amusement and report back what happens

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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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.
George Pockspear - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:42:23 EST ID:V40lkqfw No.70167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
https://skepticsannotatedbible.com all you need to read are the annotations to get the gist
Buck Strickland - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 01:12:27 EST ID:OULk0ORn No.70196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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just know what you're looking for when you open a Bible. I like the King James Bible, it's all fuckin fire and brimstone and shit. Idk what you mean by correct in it's translation. For the first few centuries of Christianity everybody was convinced Jesus would come back any day now so nobody bothered to write things down. Anything you find is gonna be translated from Aramaic to Greek at the very least, Western Bibles then go from Greek to Latin to whatever language you get the final translation to. You want the old testament stuff, you should look into translations of the Torah. KJB does fine for me.
Thomas Puffingstitch - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:02:53 EST ID:JbMBxovX No.70203 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it is like the game "telephone", where the first person's message is garbled by the time it goes down the line to the last person. and then u throw in people in the game who intentionally garble the message for whatever reason

would u stake ur soul on that message, hell no lol

Help? by Ian Huddlesut - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:29:28 EST ID:JRP9dMan No.70177 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just started to read The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. It takes place during 1868 in Petersburg. I don't know anything about that area or point in history and or where to start with the research required for me to fully appreciate it. I need guidance on how to choose what is most relevant to find out.
Shitting Habblefuck - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:50:20 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70187 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Awww, babbies first Dostoyevsky.

I'm just kidding, I've never read him but I feel like that's something somebody would say. Actually that's something that somebody said in Stalker.
Fuck Hushfuck - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:54:10 EST ID:P6n/+9ei No.70188 Ignore Report Quick Reply
idk nigga how about russian history from 1800 to the present thats where i would start
Nicholas Chesslestet - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:22:10 EST ID:JbMBxovX No.70190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
go wit the flo, read it like whatever
we full appreciate when we just reading
'whatever ok this is happening'
Wesley Sommlelock - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:07:14 EST ID:pzzBCzyM No.70192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
St Petersburg has always been sort of the cultural center of Russia (as opposed to Moscow, that's rather more an economical/political center), slavery was ending right around that period, utopian socialism (Fourier) was on vogue in Russia, Dostoievski had gotten out of jail in Siberia shortly before righting this novel, french cultural influence over the educated people was also a big thing, while the working/lower class and specially those who lived far from the city were still submerged in middleage-ish oscurantism and deep orthodox christian beliefs (note how many of higher class characters in dostoievski's novels speak french. Even Dostoievski himself started working as a translator, and translated Balzac to russian). Dostoievski speaks about the unfathomable abyss that rises between these two classes.

The Possesed is a really great book by Dostoievski that tells the political climate of Russia in that period. You could read St Petersburg's stories by Gogol, a short book that was very influential for Dostoievski. Lermontov is also a key author. Obvioulsy Pushkin as well, allthough he's a little bit more boring imo. Lev Shestov is a good philosopher if you want to get into Dostoievski's philosophy. The first half of Notes from the underground also has a pretty explicit take on dostoievski's own philosophy. Bajtin also has a really good book on Dostoievski.

poems that aren't boring/don't suck by Henry Gonnerbutch - Sat, 23 Jun 2018 15:44:12 EST ID:u8vwe0Ag No.70171 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't normally read/enjoy poems but I just read this from an author I like a lot and was blown away
If more poems were like this, I'd actually read poetry. Anyone have any trippy/similar poems to recommend?
Lydia Deshsen - Sun, 24 Jun 2018 08:37:12 EST ID:u8vwe0Ag No.70173 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My middle/high school education covered enough poetry where, even if I could respect what they were trying to accomplish, I never was left feeling like I had enjoyed my poetry reading experience. Also, tons of novels include poems at some point in their composition. You don't need to seek poetry out to consume it at random junctions. This just happened to be the first time I wasn't bored to tears by one.
Simon Gettingworth - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:33:54 EST ID:y06YYraG No.70178 Ignore Report Quick Reply
check out The Cinnamon Peeler by Ondaatje. He's a great poet imo
Augustus Pickspear - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:08:16 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70186 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I enjoyed this poem that the character Bee wrote in Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut.

Break every link with air and mist,
Seal every open vent;
Make throat as tight as miser's fist,
Keep life within you pent.
Breathe out, breathe in, no more, no more,
For breathing's for the meek;
And when in deathly space we soar,
Be careful not to speak.
If you with grief or joy are rapt,
Just signal with a tear;
To soul and heart within you trapped
Add speech and atmosphere.
Every man's an island as in lifeless space we roam.
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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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Ebenezer Crobblestene - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:25:29 EST ID:f95yQ643 No.70135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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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Ebenezer Crobblestene - Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:41:29 EST ID:f95yQ643 No.70136 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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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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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
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.

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.

/lit/ magazine? by Hamilton Panderfig - Wed, 09 May 2018 14:28:18 EST ID:+KLQO2Bh No.70085 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey - do any of you remember an online monthly (or maybe quarterly) magazine that someone from /lit/ used to make years ago?

They would always post a thread on here asking for submissions and a lot of the work inside it was from /lit/ users.

I'm asking because I submitted some work that made the magazine years ago but lost all my copies of that work.

Anyone help is much appreciated.

Nell Turveygold - Sat, 12 May 2018 23:15:14 EST ID:6efigD2G No.70093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thank you for taking the time to read my message and reply with a useful link.
It really does mean a lot to me.
Even if it doesn't seem that way where you.
You had no reason to read my question and spend time finding a possible answer, but you did it anyway. I might not have even looked at your reply. I could have posted this thread and then never looked at this board, website any of it again.
Sometimes I realise how much I take places like this, and the internet in general, for granted. To have a connection with someone somewhere living some life, and for them to respond to you - with no idea who you are, where you're from, what you've done. It really is beautiful. (inb4 it's the 2cp speaking and my English is sloppy for a lit forum)
William Buzzstock - Sat, 19 May 2018 01:21:45 EST ID:6efigD2G No.70100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It was a short story I wrote a while ago, when my mind and thoughts were in a different place. Dystopian/utopian (is there a word for something that can be one or the other depending on how characters within the story are experiencing the world they live in, or additionally how the reader interprets the world - cold, desolate, even the moments of planned sadness come across and very strange. Hoping to get back into that style of writing/mind frame

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