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Books that use language innovatively by Nigel Bubblewudge - Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:47:03 EST ID:oL+X5uWx No.67368 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /lit/ I'm trying to get together a list of books or poetry or whatever that uses language creatively or innovates it.

So far I have:

-Shakespeare's plays
-A clockwork Orange

Anything else I'm missing?
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Albert Gondlestock - Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:24:04 EST ID:/epzyvyX No.67984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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idk what constitutes as "a gabe move". i just have a problem.
keep coming back, it works if you work it.
Fuck Honeyworth - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 23:54:15 EST ID:WKklPEdX No.67996 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Can't believe nobody's mentioned this yet.
Owenandthenewmans - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:37:50 EST ID:oyTTCZuB No.68007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Richard Brautigan - Troutfishing in America
Gertrude Stein - Tender Buttons
Fucking Wasslewedging - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:32:39 EST ID:fN3vHibz No.68028 Ignore Report Quick Reply
e.e. cummings
press !QUHukXEvkY - Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:21:35 EST ID:CrYSEoNK No.68045 Ignore Report Quick Reply
judging by the replies so far, theres been a focus on innovation.

id like to mention these links for their creativity or atleast novelty
>A Void
>Le Train de Nulle Part

i think constrained writing does fit the description of being a creative and somewhat innovative way of using language. 'though i do admit that they may seem trivial, i think its fruitful to use them in order to redefine the scope of language

Find me a book by Ebenezer Worthingway - Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:25:51 EST ID:8J9cVH6c No.68010 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I like Anne Rice, Piers Anthony, Christopher Paolini, H.P. Lovecraft, Alice Hoffman, Ellen Hopkins, Garth Nix, Ellen Schreiber You get the idea..

Any Reccomendations?
Rebecca Druttingman - Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:44:56 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68011 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Mistborn series.
Fantasy like Chris Paolini with a similar writing style at times (although Paolini often wrote like a dude with autism).
A villain who lives forever (kinda like an Anne Rice character)
A lot of nature of reality stuff like Lovecraft writes about, which explores the ether from which the world grew out of, and the old sentient beings that were already there before we sprung up. Some scenes are clear Lovecraft homages where people get glimpses of the real reality around them and struggle to stay sane with the revelations.
Rebecca Druttingman - Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:52:29 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68012 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Also, someone in the BWR said they were gonna get into Mistborn, so for anyone interested in the series, there is an Audio Play of the trilogy. Not an audio book, but a play. The entire book is adapted and read by a narrator, but when characters actually speak, there is a different actor for each individual character, so the narrator never has to add "said so-and-so in a nervous tone" after people talk, because you heard whose voice it was, and what tone it was said in. It also has music, and sound effects for fights (and even soft footsteps anytime people are just walking). It is a very immersive experience and it is how I did Mistborn. The fights in particular come to life.
I can;t recommend it enough. For those who think audio stories are too slow: speed them up!

torrent links
Wesley Foppershaw - Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:26:32 EST ID:FgQzMmSA No.68017 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" series. It is technically YA, but totally transcends that cover blurb status and is one of the best sets of fantasy books you''ll ever read. The books even highly deserve freedom from the fantasy genre ghetto.
I do like the Mistborn series, too, mostly for the interesting magic system and the way it translates into unique action/fights. Fun to read!
Picture of Lovecraft drawn by Junji Ito as a bonus! = )

Palmistry by Misaki - Fri, 15 Jan 2016 01:22:47 EST ID:jb7TOpmd No.68016 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Looking for some tips on palm reading

Zhuan Falun - Turning The Law Wheel by TegClover - Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:00:53 EST ID:lsW6LAdE No.67974 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello all, I'd like to share a fascinating book with you.

It is the core book of Falun Dafa entitled 'Zhuan Falun'. It talks about spiritual things from a scientific perspective. It talks about other dimensions, the soul, the cosmos in the microcosm and the macrocosm, supernatural abilities, karma, healing, the true history of mankind, transcending the 5 elements and leaving the 3 realms and many many other fascinating things.

It is a spiritual science of the highest order. I'll give you a copy and you can take a look if you like, totally up to you ofcourse:

Isabella Pittdock - Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:52:51 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.67976 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thanks for the share brah
Charles Penningstock - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 16:59:24 EST ID:lwVXvUQM No.68005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
falun gun is literally chinese scientology you idiot

Informative emails by Hugh Fungerhork - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 02:16:54 EST ID:HXx5H066 No.67991 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I hope this is the right section, it's not really clear. I need assistance with writing.

I work on the IT service desk for a major bank in Australia. I started just answering calls for minimum wage but quickly worked hard and well enough to advance out of this position by spotting areas to make the service desk far more efficient.

Currently my position is reviewing and analysing tickets that leave the service desk and analysing them for quality / areas of improvement / better troubleshooting / gaps in knowledge management. I take a lot of speed before I go to work so work a lot harder than anyone else that has done this and pretty much read every single ticket out of 1,000s each day, then form stats and reports from them, patch up KM and recently sending out emails to the agents so they can learn from them and prevent tickets getting sent back.

I want to learn how to write the emails better because this is getting me noticed. I want to be seen as incredibly approachable- not like a pissed off dick. Here are what my emails are like at the moment:

Hi Reuben,
Ticket 123456 has been returned to you for action.

You've followed the incident template and included a contact phone number, thank you for that.
However, you've not followed the 101 troubleshooting for this application, located in KB1234. The correct team for this would be ITSD_NEGRO
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Sidney Broddlemig - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 02:01:37 EST ID:NVYnPiz1 No.68001 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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pls respond
Isabella Famblesore - Mon, 11 Jan 2016 06:33:01 EST ID:00Y+gvF2 No.68006 Ignore Report Quick Reply

how to read textbooks by Edward Chinnerwater - Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:32:50 EST ID:brHqmOd9 No.67968 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How do you read textbooks and more technical books so as to maximize comprehension?
I've bought a few books of the type and have tried reading them to little success. It's obvious to me that they aren't meant to be read front to back like a typical nonfiction book, but I don't really have experience otherwise. Assuming the books are not too high-level (which I don't believe they are), how do you "read" a textbook?
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Ebenezer Duckforth - Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:33:43 EST ID:Q+428H6K No.67995 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, first, slow down. Second, understand the information on the current chapter before moving to the next chapter. Third, if there is practice material, try doing the practice material.
Edwin Blugglehall - Sat, 09 Jan 2016 04:44:45 EST ID:npr+rKuE No.67997 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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A lot of textbooks should have a type of guide in the front somewhere.
Edwin Blugglehall - Sat, 09 Jan 2016 04:49:50 EST ID:npr+rKuE No.67998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Search for the Course Learning Outcomes (CLO's) @ your local community college for the subject of your choice.

Match the learning objectives listed to relevant textbook.
Cyril Badgeham - Sat, 09 Jan 2016 20:04:44 EST ID:DvZAzSbp No.67999 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP one way is to take notes, like take a section or chapter of the book and try to write it in your own words.

Don't just copy, write notes from what you understand.
Martha Smallfoot - Sat, 09 Jan 2016 21:09:48 EST ID:ry03LAxU No.68000 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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As a student I read a lot of textbooks and I find that having lectures give me an outline and a basic understanding of the subject and it's terminology first helps a lot in absorbing the reading material. Perhaps you could try to get an overview of the subject through something lighter, such as wikipedia or a documentary before diving into the textbook. There are also a lot of lectures available online that you could look into.

Also, in my experience, different textbooks are very different in how they are structured. In some each chapter expands upon the earlier ones, reusing many concepts and much terminology, so you have to read most of the earlier chapters in order to understand a specific one. (I don't particularly like these as they can be a PITA if you don't have time to read all of them.)

Others have chapters that are more self-contained, so that if you have a basic understanding of the subject you can jump in and read up about the specific area you're interested in. When you are dealing with these it can help to have a specific question or area that you're interested in as an entry-point to the book and the subject.

As mentioned, taking notes is very good. Take notes on that which seems most fundamental, that which seems most difficult and any non-obvious terminology. Try to structure your notes and write legibly, they are a great resource when you need to look something up later on or when you want to repeat what you've learned. Draw diagrams, arrows, doodles or make analogies in your notes, whatever makes sense to you and helps explain the subject to you.

When you encounter unfamiliar terminology don't get bogged down in understanding exactly what it all means. Wikipedia and/or a dictionary is good for giving a basic overview of what a technical term means.

Fuck this turned into a long post. Time to hit the bong.

Stephen King by Ntnchamp2 - Sat, 09 May 2015 20:57:18 EST ID:fUjeQ70T No.67040 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Favorite Stephen king book? Does he deserve to be considered on the Mount Rushmore of novelists? Why doesn't academia accept him as culturally significant? Is he just another dean koontz?

Pic related/ I'm reading this now on suggestion even though King himself described it as an "Awful book" in a Rolling Stone interview
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George Surrybid - Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:11:44 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.67861 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Bump for new short story collection, listening to audiobook now before getting to the new book club book
Ian Dartridge - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:33:21 EST ID:+7VDthU3 No.67918 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I think King does best in the short story realm. Dolan's Cadillac, The Jaunt, and Crouch End are some of the best in my mind. He comes up with some wild ideas that work out well in under 40 pages or so.
Eugene Fagglewig - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:31:25 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.67919 Ignore Report Quick Reply
His new collection, The Bazaar Of Bad Dreams, has some new classics just as good as the best of his short stories. I highly recommend it.
The first story is like 80s King, straight up horror/gore about a car that kills and eats people. The story had been released previously, so to make this collection more enticing, he expanded the story to make the car eat more random people this time LOL. Old school horror movie style, just adding extra scenes of the bad guy killing randoms, knowing it is what the audience wants.
It has emotional stories like Stand By Me. Terrifying stories, suspenseful ones, mind bending Lovecraftian ones, the whole King gambit of tricks.


Edwin Haffingbury - Wed, 06 Jan 2016 21:17:02 EST ID:jWT+ZmkM No.67985 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Second "The Jaunt", what an amazing story.
Edwin Haffingbury - Wed, 06 Jan 2016 21:18:23 EST ID:jWT+ZmkM No.67986 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I second this, his new collection is incredible imo. I love in the first notes when he says something along the lines of "Isn't it incredible that I am 62, and here we are after all this time".

I trying to find book by Carlton Mellick III... by medrox - Fri, 01 Jan 2016 11:04:53 EST ID:sHP+KSql No.67958 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm trying to find the book "I Knocked Up Satan's Daughter" by Carlton Mellick III
online or download it.

i found out other books but not this one,long story short I ask politely if someone got the book if they could share it here.so this kind of request here.

or at last where i can find books online from other sites.

thank you.
Jack Hinderfuck - Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:50:53 EST ID:82ylk0L8 No.67970 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Priscilla Hossleteck - Mon, 04 Jan 2016 18:54:29 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.67971 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Not even Amazon has ebooks or audiobooks of it, just paperback. Sounds like it didn't make the transition to digital.

cloudy day words by Martha Smallwill - Sun, 03 Jan 2016 15:30:50 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.67966 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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When I have days where I feel like nothing or don't really know who I am, I take a cold shower. It hurts and I shiver and every second is agonizing. Though, the feeling of not mattering to anyone hurts worse. Breathing becomes labored and I feel stings all over. I shut my eyes because maybe if I discard one of my senses this experience won't seem as real. I become dizzy and feel removed from myself, nothing has changed. I struggle harder now, gasping. I begin to feel fear. Will I die? Who will find my body here in my tub? Who will find the body in this tub after the water has ran over it for days? What will they think of this person when the flesh is loose in the water all around? I know the flesh will plug the drain. I ask these questions as if I even know who I am now.
Whitey Blinderway - Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:58:23 EST ID:G3IdXqVh No.67967 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is this from a book? If so sauce

I like writing-- what now? by Walter Clenkinsurk - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:49:45 EST ID:uexsjf0t No.67912 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I recently took an English class and realized that I enjoy writing a decent amount. To be honest I do find about half of the writing process to be just plain annoying. But when I'm actually writing and at the end when I go back and read my finished work, I suddenly feel like it was all worth it. I don't want to pursue writing as a career, but I wanna practice and get better because I just plain enjoy it.

The issue, though, is that the type of writing that I'm good at is non-fictional. I'm good at informative stuff- essays, magazine articles, stuff like that. Which means journaling doesn't really do much for me.
So what do I do with that? Writing essays on random topics for no one to ever even see just doesn't sound appealing to me. How else to start writing?
Nigger Fennerford - Mon, 21 Dec 2015 01:21:43 EST ID:eg1jJvP0 No.67914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're trying to hold the truth in a compact form?
try getting notepad++ or sublime text to rearrange the composites
i like to have a second computer on the side simply for typing disorganized thoughts into and referencing regularly.
There's great power in personalized memories
There's nothing else quite like it.
Writing is a hobby because anyone can do it but wisdom pays in all fields.
Betsy Chussledock - Fri, 01 Jan 2016 21:28:25 EST ID:LbwvTTNH No.67959 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Take one of those dumb creative writing courses online. They're probably horseshit but may give you some ideas.

So like by Hedda Pondlelug - Sun, 15 Nov 2015 14:10:37 EST ID:EdSW6qpl No.67804 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I received a book for my birthday, it's called The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf. Now, I want to read it, but the thought of not understanding it fully draws me back from doing that. Like, I might not get the humour and stuff, because I'm not educated enough on Russian history/culture.

Thoughts? Or should I just read it and look stuff up that I find unclear?

How is this an issue anyways :(
Hannah Foshmot - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:42:39 EST ID:ctZB4efG No.67809 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Read it, i replied to you at >>4219996. Just read it, nigga.
Jarvis Crammlefield - Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:54:45 EST ID:+qNm8Hn7 No.67810 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Just read it. dont worry about "fully understanding the subtext" just read it and maybe when you're sitting in bed thinking to yourself you'll be all "oh wow! thats what that meant! oh wow!"
Nigger Damblefune - Fri, 01 Jan 2016 01:09:44 EST ID:ttnsAi41 No.67956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i had a similar issue when i first started reading classical russian literature. the best thing you can do to prepare yourself is to read other classical russian lit books, such as novels by Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. i've found throughout my reading that books written years after these two authors usually contained many references to their books, so i was then able to understand the humor and subtle references. hope this helped.

I want to read books by Cornelius Fadgewater - Wed, 21 Oct 2015 18:44:48 EST ID:35qGwhah No.67712 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Reading noob here.
Haven't read a book in years. Please give me a list of high quality literature that should expand my mind, please.
Classics are welcome
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Eliza Goodwill - Sat, 31 Oct 2015 12:37:15 EST ID:ta4EK9n8 No.67760 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It was an interesting read, but unbearably preachy. Kind of the point I guess.
Hedda Cronningsere - Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:16:07 EST ID:RAl47zQ/ No.67863 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Great Gatsby
Lords Of Discipline
Hamlet/Macbeth/Romeo and Juliet
Brave New World
Of Mice And Men
Grapes Of Wrath
Farenheit 457
Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas
The Rum Diary
Beasts, Men and Gods
A Brief History Of Time
An Origin Of Species
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Betsy Shakegold - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:52:03 EST ID:9oWAX7zW No.67920 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sirens Of Titan was really good.
Oblomov, by Ivan Goncharov, was amazing but not very though-provoking.
Thomas Navingstug - Mon, 28 Dec 2015 19:21:16 EST ID:oI0aryMz No.67946 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i'm a fairly new reader myself after years of not picking anything up, here are my books that I could think of on "expanding your mind" so i think they're up your alley and a good stepping stone for the next books.

I Am a Strange Loop: Douglas R. Hofstadter
Man and His Symbols: Carl Gustav Jung <-- one of my favorite
The Doors of Perception: Aldous Huxley
Nigger Damblefune - Fri, 01 Jan 2016 00:38:08 EST ID:ttnsAi41 No.67953 Ignore Report Quick Reply
anything by Charles Bukowski. Women is my favorite novel of his, but to start, i'd suggest reading one of his short story collections.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series is witty but easy to understand.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass is a wonderful classic full of word play and unique ideas.
Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley is a well-written novel about war, specifically the raising of the flag of Iwo Jima.
Neil Gaiman's American Gods is always an interesting read.

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