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Writters similar to Vonnegut/ Palahniuk by Kai as a Height - Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:25:45 EST ID:MBwfUV+p No.66413 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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are there any good suggestions on books similar to palahniuk or vonnegut? i love both of them, i just wish they had more
Phineas Foddlestone - Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:01:14 EST ID:4a39h8lR No.66414 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Foer is kind of a take-off of Vonnegut if you haven't checked out his stuff already
=^.^= - Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:42:19 EST ID:FL7x3iip No.66423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Italo Calvino is sort of like Vonnegut. You might like Bret Easton Ellis if you like Chuckie P.

book request ? by Esther Cridgelock - Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:07:08 EST ID:Hjoo1wvw No.66406 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone have or know where to download "The paths we choose" by sully erna?

Its from 2007 I cant find it anywhere

Sharing your work by Basil Hondleson - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:03:30 EST ID:rAYLbVsM No.66395 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I guess this isn't directly related to literature, though it is related to writing and the side processes involved. If you feel this is an innapropriate topic for the board, delete or shut the thread down.

I usually write short stories and travel experiences ; The latter are usually fictionalised through the eyes of an alternate persona.
I'm willing to share these texts with the public, and to let people voice their opinion, negative or positive, about what they've read.

I'm looking for a website/host that would be acessible and practical to my small audience. I thought tumblr might be a good place -you can laugh now-, but as far as I know, there's the handicap of not being able to ''follow'' someone unless you also have an account. That and well, it being tumblr.

So tl;dr : What's a good place to post your writing? Functionality and ease-of-access being the most important factors
Sophie Creffingworth - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:27:50 EST ID:+aS0eklR No.66398 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP, you could try cargocollective.com. They have an excellent interface for designing the look of your site with HTML and CSS, two languages I picked up fairly easily (very, very little prior coding experience).

You can have it as minimal or maximal as you like. Check the forums for advice for setting up a blog-style template, I haven't a clue how it works as I largely use it for posting photographs and installation shots...
Jarvis Druggleford - Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:32:06 EST ID:BhgxdRJg No.66429 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Workshop it first. Best way to get real feedback that is actually useful and will make you want to write. There are workshops going on everywhere. Anyone can join. You can also do it for college credit if you like.

I've also had pretty good results with www.scribophile.com. You get your work peer-reviewed by several people who earn points for critiques. I think you have to do something like 5 reviews to have enough points to have a work reviewed by 3 people, something like that... so it creates a net loss of points, meaning people are always wanting to review your work.

It also exposes you to a lot of other writers and writing styles. Though I suggest you critique only those that you feel are actually trying to do what you are, or else your comments just aren't going to be that helpful. But it's a good process, and helps to "game" writing to some extent. Worth a shot. I haven't tried it in many years but I assume it's still solid. There are others like http://www.critiquecircle.com/ too -- no clue if that's any good.

Tao Te Ching by Priscilla Combledut - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:42:15 EST ID:z++XxcST No.66278 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I need more books like this? it made me feel good.
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Nathaniel Tillingfoot - Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:00:16 EST ID:2vyIPEmk No.66375 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I don't wnat to make a new thread for this, but wich would be th emost accurate translations for "Tao Te Ching"?
Fucking Goblingkare - Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:56:56 EST ID:RGL6n/7T No.66376 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You don't want the most accurate, you want the best, which is by Stephen Mitchell:

online and free:

book format, with some good commentary by Mitchell:
Nathaniel Tillingfoot - Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:35:18 EST ID:2vyIPEmk No.66377 Ignore Report Quick Reply
alright thanks
Isabella Cussleforth - Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:39:33 EST ID:Q+wnvU7M No.66379 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Stephen Mitchell
>Best version
Maybe if "best" means the most try-hard.
There's a line between translating something your way and paraphrasing the entire book to try and poetically modernize it when it doesn't have to be changed at all like that.

If you're going to literally use words like "factories," "trucks," "tractors," and "warheads" (none of which existed when this was written) in your version of the tao te ching you can be sure I won't be reading it (see ch. 46 of Mitchell's work)



Here are the versions I'd recommend
Augustus Chinderstone - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:15:10 EST ID:1N0VgrkV No.66397 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Some philosophy OC. by Esther Gibberfoot - Thu, 04 Dec 2014 21:30:06 EST ID:332XTK/5 No.66389 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I know, it's awful.
Emma Crockleway - Sat, 06 Dec 2014 00:57:46 EST ID:LSIq8HFR No.66390 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It is aweful, Fucktard. NB.
Matilda Goodforth - Sat, 06 Dec 2014 03:16:53 EST ID:332XTK/5 No.66391 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe that's why this board is so fucking slow.

The manipulated man, and its craziness by Nathaniel Naggledidge - Wed, 03 Dec 2014 02:30:52 EST ID:oOhmR14r No.66385 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have not fully read it but i recommend it. Its amazing in a way, imagine feminism in the early days except with a twitch, its reversed, the the men who are enslaved.

In my eyes, the author did the above intentionally even though she did not have core beliefs in it but then gradually begun to believe what she wrote. Because it is like feminism (in the early days but reversed), its full of
ideas that early feminism had witch is now not considered true. Like the idea that men are women are different because they are raised for different roles and that if we would raise them all the same they would be the same.

Even though i only read a few pages, i felt like there was something truth full about it all. I think it revealed the subjectivity of it all.
Nathaniel Naggledidge - Wed, 03 Dec 2014 02:32:46 EST ID:oOhmR14r No.66386 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is the interview that got me to read it. Its a crazy interview with her (the author) and a so called ''controversial feminist'' who in modern times sees islam as a threat to europe.


I just ordered this book by Nell Crushwidging - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:00:43 EST ID:K0Tv2H1Y No.65813 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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does that make me a bad person?
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this guy is nuts - Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:53:39 EST ID:SMsZ/OdZ No.65924 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i just read a bit of "tool" and its utterly bullshit, fuck.

he always asks stuff like:

>Do you want to see mommy again? And your father? Are you lucky enough to have a little baby brother? Or sister? Do you want to be safe in bed at home and nestled tightly, securely, in mommy's arms? I know you do. But you can't. You'll never see anyone you like - love -again. You're going to die.
And it's going to hurt very much.
Would you like to know how I'm going to hurt you?
Where I'm gonna ram that hard-on I showed you?
Would you like to see it again? Taste it some more?

its senseless talking of a soziopath and gets boring instantly because theres NO answer to all his questions..

imho feed this guy a lot of /psy/ and watch him go insane until he kills himself
it kinda fits his style of torture.

this human, no words.
Nigger Turveyford - Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:14:58 EST ID:hMCyeG1o No.65927 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i like to just watch charles manson vids on youtube for this type of entertainment nb
Faggy Grimfoot - Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:34:05 EST ID:6l0nQFbn No.65988 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Tool isn't so good, The book OP has is much different.
Ian Sebbernitch - Sat, 04 Oct 2014 12:12:38 EST ID:Apbd5Pmk No.65998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Tool is a third of the book I have
Lydia Bramblehadge - Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:57:23 EST ID:nB8XnB7p No.66369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Women love true crime and messed up shit

THE KO HEXAGRAM by Lydia Grimwill - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:51:22 EST ID:z++XxcST No.66332 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What does the first line of this poem mean?

At first; though art bound with strips of yellow hide.
Wait then a little, time's a friend to thee.
Haste may wreck all; discuss thy plans untried.
First gain men's confidence; then saddle and ride!
Swift as a tiger—with the Yi for a guide!
Confirm thy change with firm sincerity.
Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:58:25 EST ID:FIu+AzFk No.66336 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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If this is from the I Ching (or not), back in the bad-ass days of ancient China, if you were held captive by the government or by thieves/rapists, you'd be tied hand and foot with fresh rawhide (cow's hide); as the water dried out from the hide it would shrink. A lot. If someone wanted you to spill a secret those strips of yellow hide would go around your neck. It was VERY effective.
Alice Nibbermod - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:32:35 EST ID:z++XxcST No.66341 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I remember reading Wikipedia saying in some circles the I-ching was respected as a text of philosophy, was it ever just philosophy?
Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Sun, 23 Nov 2014 09:14:05 EST ID:FIu+AzFk No.66349 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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from the main Wiki:
The I Ching (Chinese: 易經; pinyin: Yìjīng), also known as the Classic of Changes or Book of Changes in English, is an ancient divination text and the oldest of the Chinese classics. The I Ching was originally a divination manual in the Western Zhou period, but over the course of the Warring States period and early imperial period was transformed into a cosmological text with a series of philosophical commentaries known as the "Ten Wings".[1] After becoming part of the Five Classics in the 2nd century BC, the I Ching was the subject of scholarly commentary and the basis for divination practice for centuries across the Far East, and eventually took on an influential role in Western understanding of Eastern thought.

The I Ching uses a type of divination called cleromancy, which produces apparently random numbers. Six random numbers are turned into a hexagram, which can then be looked up in the I Ching book, arranged in an order known as the King Wen sequence. The interpretation of the readings found in the I Ching is the matter of centuries of debate, and many commentators have used the book symbolically, often to provide guidance for moral decision-making as informed by Confucianism. The hexagrams themselves have often acquired cosmological significance and paralleled with many other traditional names for the processes of change such as yin and yang and Wu Xing.
Edward Nonnerwater - Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:20:39 EST ID:Mr6GAfo0 No.66368 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So this poem is saying... win the trust of your captors, feed them false info, and then run away as fast as possible?

Travelling Books by Lydia Blezzlematch - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:17:46 EST ID:5KctP3l2 No.66335 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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On January I'm going on hollidays with a couple friends to a desert-like place. I'm gonna be travelling around on foot or maybe taking a couple buses, meeting tons of new people, maybe camping a couple times. What books should I take?
I was thinking of taking Zaratustra, but I promised myself I'd read it when I travelled to germany. I study philosophy so any suggestion of the sort will be welcome.

I really love reading, and I plan on doing some part of the trip on my own, so I'll definitely have some time to read.
Beatrice Grandgold - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:11:54 EST ID:wcXONDVb No.66343 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Take a copy of the Quran, then the Islamists will be less likely to behead you after they take you hostage.
Hannah Shittingforth - Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:19:06 EST ID:4gb9Nl5P No.66345 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Difference and Repetition by Gilles Deleuze

The Agony of Power by Jean Baudrillard
Clara Nicklefuck - Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:21:49 EST ID:Sv02+U5I No.66353 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm actually reading Wha is Philosophy? by Deleuze right now. And I've meant to read Baudrillard's Simulacra for a while now. I may take your suggestion to read some of their work
Alice Driblingmock - Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:49:32 EST ID:5KctP3l2 No.66361 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well I think I'm gonna take either Kierkegaard's Concept of Anxiety or Camus' Myth of Sisyphus, and Kerouac's On the Road.

What do you guys think, are those good desert-wandering books?
Wesley Brookbury - Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:15:29 EST ID:wB7YZPny No.66399 Ignore Report Quick Reply

on the road is good for those trips where you roam the suburbs looking for underaged girls to fuck

Transcendentalist Literature by Death Huxley - Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:17:09 EST ID:llGiFmfi No.66310 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are some good readings to get into this school of thoughts literature? Total plen here, just trying to fill myself with books.
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Angus Drankinhet - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 03:53:00 EST ID:0wOF82D8 No.66321 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I should add: American Psycho is an extremely vitriolic backlash against the ostentatious social standards of the 80s.
Nicholas Dondlebury - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:19:05 EST ID:MFxBcCR0 No.66326 Ignore Report Quick Reply

second for american psycho, though I'd also recommend reading it at least twice, and also reading less than zero and the rules of attraction because man, bret easton ellis started strong it's an extremely dense, and at times, bewildering book--for starters there's multiple chapters dedicated entirely to examining the careers of phil collins, huey lewis and the news, and whitney houston. it was hilarious as fuck but it seemingly came out of absolutely nowhere, much like the rest of the book did the first time I read it.

not sure if that's what OP or the other guy was even asking about but yeah man, American Psycho is a good'un
Nigel Mamblebat - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:08:26 EST ID:l/KNb7AU No.66333 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yes but his mentality while he was judging those bands is what was important: that was the point he had to make,
Nigel Crupperwell - Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:34:39 EST ID:yhl5oM6I No.66356 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>dem trips
Phineas Tootville - Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:34:06 EST ID:nS1oFdwH No.66358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
read The Stranger, might be up your alley

Books on ecomonics by Jack Clayson - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:17:41 EST ID:kCkiGpOq No.66334 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I want to find good sources about learning about economics. I would like to learn both about the basics,current economics, left & right as well.

I was thinking of starting with Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

I have in possession Karl Marx Selected writings in sociology and Social Philosophy but I suppose that book has little to do with actual economics though

Recommendations welcomed
Fanny Nillerstot - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 03:01:54 EST ID:7bEg47UX No.66342 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Read book V of The Wealth of Nations. You don't have to read the whole thing, YOU SHOULD, but if you feel like getting into economics, book V, which is a very distinct portion of the entire work, is a very important work on the rising debts of nations.

It deals with the revenues and expenses of a nation as well. And some interesting concepts about religion, education, and the question of functions of regulations for commerce.
Phineas Bloffingstock - Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:31:52 EST ID:iM7KLEVH No.66355 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you're interested in current economics, at least serious stuff, then unfortunately you will have to forget studying anything close to philosophy (Like Marx, Smith, even Keynes is outdated literature) and start reading modern econ textbooks. Econometrics, regressions, and other boring shit that will fill your time.
I suggest focusing on behavior economics when it comes to modern times, and maybe if youre really into intro stuff read "The Wordly Philosophers," which goes over all the major figures in economic history. The history and behavioral stuff is 10x more interesting than actually being an economist, at least in my opinion, so consider that before you dive in, since you will inevitably want to focus on a specific part of econ

controversial books by Fuck Sissleshit - Sat, 15 Nov 2014 04:04:52 EST ID:2nbrEW6K No.66292 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is anybody else drawn towards highly controversial books for reasons unknown? I own two Peter Sotos books, a Bradley R. Smith book, the Scum Manifesto, probably some other messed up books are in my closet too. I keep clicking back to the Nine Banded Books store page like I want to buy almost all those books (except the holocause denial books and the one about penis size). I'm not even trying to be edgy. I really can't help myself, I don't even agree with anything Sotos has written. Can anyone on here relate?
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Eliza Bankinfark - Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:25:28 EST ID:Tk/RHvLb No.66317 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Anything by any writer named Ann
James Cacklewill - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:00:38 EST ID:vQ6et2x3 No.66318 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hannah Duckspear - Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:51:45 EST ID:2nbrEW6K No.66322 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Martha Turveyman - Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:03:02 EST ID:2mQSdBcr No.66344 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is she funny or something?
Cedric Sissledale - Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:09:34 EST ID:HqTjUliw No.66346 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This will sound kinda strange but try some Andrea Dworkin. I'm not even joking

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