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Chapbook template by Albert Blatherdale - Mon, 07 Jul 2014 01:38:57 EST ID:x4ooGCin No.65305 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey, I am trying to release a chapbook by printing it out at the library (I get 20 free pages a day, so I was aiming to have it be 10 pages) but figuring out a template I some hard shit. Can anyone help me out here?

Lit References in Other Media by David Gocklestone - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:16:12 EST ID:gq+iAPhQ No.65283 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I've been playing They Bleed Pixels (great game by the way) and I was scrolling through the achievements list when I saw that one referenced the Hyperion Cantos. Obviously I flipped my shit at the dev's good taste, Hyperion being my favorite series.

So ITT, post references to books you've come across.
David Gocklestone - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:20:38 EST ID:gq+iAPhQ No.65284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Another example that comes to mind is an episode in the first season of American Horror Story where Taissa Farmiga's character dumps out her bag. A book falls out and I recognized it immediately as Camus's The Stranger (pic related). And a stranger appears behind her 10 seconds later.

No bump
Walter Channertene - Sat, 05 Jul 2014 20:56:51 EST ID:wyXqQnbv No.65297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck yeah Hyperion is probably my favorite series too.

I honestly can't remember them right now but in Bioshock Infinite when you first meet Elizabeth she tries to beat the shit out of you with various books that are relevant to the story. I think one of them was Alice in Wonderland, then I can't remember the rest. I'll have to come back to this thread.
Rebecca Forringsadging - Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:10:40 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.65298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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True Detective is overflowing with gothic horror /lit/ references

Modernism and Postmodernism by Faggy Sinkinville - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:00:02 EST ID:7r9d3pbl No.65256 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So Wikipedia has given me the most basic understanding and grasp of modernism and post-modernism but I would like to go deeper into these subjects so that I can really get a firm grasp on them, their importance, their flaws, etc

Where would be a good place to start for both? Should I even bother reading manifestos for either and if I should which manifestos?

I'm not trying to be spoonfed here and I'm sorry if this thread comes across as such, it's just such a vast pool of material and I'd really like to gain a better understanding.
John Shittingfield - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:49:55 EST ID:3xfKh5Ov No.65258 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They're really different thought tradition. Basically post-modernism is what came after and from Nietzsche (And Freud and Marx as well), you could read Beyond Good and Evil, and then something by Derrida to get a general grasp of what Postmodernity is. The problem is in order to understand it, you really need to contrast it with modernity: Descartes, Kant, Hegel and such. And none of these authors are easy to read.

I don't thhink your question is a good starting point unless you already have an interest for philosophy.

Postmodernity is basically what came after God's death with Nietzsche. Everything is an interpretation, there is no good or bad, interpretations are infinite.
Faggy Sinkinville - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:25:21 EST ID:7r9d3pbl No.65259 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I understand they are different schools of thought and that the authors are difficult, I've attempted Nietzsche before and had some trouble getting into him but this was a few years ago when I was still in high school and such and I was more interested in looking cool then actually caring about his messages and everything.

Thanks for your reply though, I think I'll start with Descartes and Kant and reflect a bit on Modernity and then move on to Nietzsche and Derrida. I'll try to move on myself from there
John Shittingfield - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:51:13 EST ID:3xfKh5Ov No.65261 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well... here is some more specific bibliography since you're that interested: First off Discourse on the method by Descartes. Then look up Kant's page in the stanford philosophy website or wikipedia maybe (focus on the Critic of pure reason, and only then read something about normative ethics), that's like modernity at it's best; there's a great Kant commentator named Allison, maybe there's an introduction by him somewhere; you need to understand what Kant's project was about and what he wanted to accomplish in order to go on. Now for post-modernism, instead of reading Nietzsche read Dostoievski's Notes from the Underground, it's main character is really Nietzschean and the first half of the book is pure philosophy. After that, there's a short article by Sartre at the beginning of Critic of Dialectic Reason called 'Marxism and Existentialsm' that compares Kierkegaard and Marx to Hegel, I think that will be really illustrative of a big part of post-modernism (the encarnated individual as central value). To top it off you could read 'The post-modern condition' by Lyotard, basically the text that defined what post-modernism is, it will probably be easier to understand than Derrida, that is incomprehensible even if you study philosophy.

Oh, everyone who was ever interested in philosophy read Nietzsche in highschool to look cool and didn't understood him lol. Good luck with all that, ask away if you have any doubts
Reuben Fiddleville - Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:39:45 EST ID:o6e/HxCX No.65272 Ignore Report Quick Reply

oversimplified, but i do agree that you need a comparison to modernity to understand Post-modernism.

I would reccomend books that reference modernist thought, rather than actual modernist literature. Its all about context when you're new to a field of thought.

I would say start with:
Noise Water Meat by Kahn
an alternative (or post) the history of modernism.
Jack Grimfield - Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:03:56 EST ID:Y0vYG92X No.65282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Literary modernism really erupted out of the Imagist movement and its predecessors, if you're genuinely interested I would look into the intermediate work of Ezra Pound and H.D., and the writers associated with the BLAST manifesto (

Middle east crises by Polly Turveydock - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 09:22:39 EST ID:KQbFcuhd No.65240 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Something that interests me greatly is the multitude of crises in the Levant, Iraq, Persia etc.

Does anyone have some book recommendation on the subject in the last few decades?
Archie Bribblestock - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 15:03:25 EST ID:b3hsrQga No.65251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Naomi Klein. The Shock Doctrine comes to mind, but it's not only about the middle east crisisises. I think she's written stuff focused on what's going on in that region, look it up.
George Dungerspear - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:32:48 EST ID:zbYBiZJk No.65278 Ignore Report Quick Reply
from beirut to jerusalem, its more modern but the author tells his personal experiences while he was a foreign correspondent there and about all the major players he met, very eye opening

Requestin'... by Esther Bundlestock - Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:58:43 EST ID:eMTxOMYe No.65162 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anybody have Robert Asprin's bibliography?? I can't find it on Demonoid, Kickass, Filestube, you name it! Someone talked about his work in an io9 post and it got me interested, especially his Myth Adventures series, so I hope one of you can hook me up with an upload or point me to somewhere that has it. Thanks!
Doris Piggletodge - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:40:13 EST ID:eMTxOMYe No.65265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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bumpin' for (my) literacy! Robert Asprin's works have me wanting to read his material.
Albert Pitthall - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:56:29 EST ID:rO0V1rVI No.65273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I checked and a lot of people are sharing his works, and you'll find most, if not all, of his books there.
Albert Pitthall - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:04:12 EST ID:rO0V1rVI No.65274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Btw, SoulseekQt is the newest stable version of the client, and the only one which is actively worked on and upgraded. I recommend you download that one. Here's the link:

I find it to be a great resource for downloading books and music.
Happy reading!
Sidney Fanworth - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:33:45 EST ID:eMTxOMYe No.65276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thanks dood! For some reason I just never knew books were on soulseek as well, that other thing you're talkin' though about I have no clue of, but I was able to DL with version 157 NS 13c.
Albert Pitthall - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:50:37 EST ID:rO0V1rVI No.65277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Glad to be of service!

That other thing is the (relatively) new Slsk client, it's better than the old NS version simply because it has more users which = more shared stuff, which = better chance to find what you're interested in.

Cormac Mccarthy Yelps by Sophie Goodshaw - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:38:30 EST ID:GWbzb3P+ No.65260 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't spend much time on this board so maybe this is old news, but here is a blog of business reviews written in Mccarthy narrative. Some are pretty accurate.

>>Union Square - San Francisco, CA
>>Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM

>>Three stars.

>>And they come there in great numbers shuffling into that mausoleum that was built for them like some monument to the slow death of their world and among those tokens and talismans of that faded empire they forage like scavengers their faces frozen in a rictus of worldweary their clothes preworn in some tropical factory and they shop and they hunt with dullbrown eyes through that cavalcade of false trinkets and those shrinkwrapped mockeries laying there in silent indictment and they reach out to touch those trite things and their faces are slack but in their gullets a scream lies stillborn for they are the kings and the queens reigning over the death of their people and the world is not theirs and never was and the suffering and the horrors are not their doing but the work of their bankrupt forbears and before them stretches an abyss beyond man’s imagining and within their lifetime the promise of a coming reckoning measured in blood and in pestilence and they shuffle through that store near paralytic and finally they take a metal thing with a feather on it and they buy that thing.

Some other faves:
Edward Gellerdale - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:09:49 EST ID:5wdlzA1+ No.65262 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i lol'd

Short stories by Priscilla Binnerwirk - Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:30:19 EST ID:hYUtk2Q9 No.65048 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have in my collection, Faulkner, Kafka, Hemingway, Mann, D.H Lawrence, Maugham, Nabokov, Borges, and some more I can't remember at this moment.

Can any of you recommend some good collection of short stories?
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Beatrice Sunkinwed - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:33:56 EST ID:b8YgOuqw No.65221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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HP Lovecraft. Call of Cthulhu is a good start.
Henry Senkinham - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:02:38 EST ID:ntJAvJ2Z No.65223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jack Vance and John M. Harrison if you're into the Dying Earth quasifantasy trip.
Shit Shakestone - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:31:14 EST ID:Y+RCCR7h No.65224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Ligotti
Reuben Duckbury - Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:09:38 EST ID:GeFSb+Pm No.65232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fuck that, "A Shadow out of Time" is dope-sauce, historical, mythos-ranging, and a bit less racist than usual.
Eugene Bluffingfuck - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:31:54 EST ID:YSLtmGmW No.65242 Ignore Report Quick Reply

"The Colour Out of Space" is fucking GREAT as well. Although, it's either that or "Shadow over Innsmouth".

Godel Escher Bach help what to read first by Augustus Turveylock - Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:50:36 EST ID:j0tqAfw+ No.65070 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I read a few little things about this book on this chan and another,then read the back of the book then bought it cheap on ebay.

read the first 40 pages or so then scanned through the book and to be honest I dont get most of it.espicaly all the calculs and algerbrea stuff.

So what should I learn so I can make sense of this book ??
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Simon Sellerhick - Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:56:42 EST ID:1Z5wcAgD No.65140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is this book worth the long read ??
Martin Fattingbury - Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:17:05 EST ID:b3hsrQga No.65142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How could we tell you when we don't know anything about you?

Just try it. It starts from ground zero and builds from there. Even if you quit halfway through you'll walk away with some interesting notions.
Faggy Bladgewill - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:45:29 EST ID:vQ6et2x3 No.65175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is anyone else reading this right now? I finished chapter 8 a couple days ago so I'm about 1/3 of the way through, it's starting to get complicated. He does a very good job of explaining everything though.
David Smallstock - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:59:04 EST ID:PPudydiJ No.65182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i'm reading it too. but along with Don Quixote but i'll definitely keep my eyes on this thread. it takes about half a year for a thread to actually disappear from this board
Shakira - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:24:43 EST ID:GoJpanfc No.65226 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yes, if you are interested in mathematics. Think of it as a taster of some advanced math as well as parallels between it with art and music, packaged for the average educated person who has taken a few math, music, and art courses as well as some independent study at some point.

To OP, to make sense of the book there are a few things I'll suggest, but remember that I read it a long time ago so I may be missing a few things. If I remember correctly there's not much (if any) calculus stuff in there, what you DO need to make sense of it is some foundation in logic. Try getting a primer in propositional logic or something like that and it should make more sense. The farther you go with logic the better.

As far as the non-mathematical stuff goes I don't know what to tell you other than that it has a lot of music theory stuff. The art stuff in there was easy to digest, but some of the music theory for sure went over my head.

This book is so wide in scope that it only glances at so many things, so don't feel bad if you don't understand something fully from it. If you don't understand something, look at it again, and if that doesn't help and you are still interested, go to amazon or the library and get a more topical book on it! I remember there is a great bibliography in the back of GEB.

Influential by Sidney Greenbanks - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:44:48 EST ID:+zeqV8w/ No.64749 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has a book had an influence on your life in the sense that it goes from paper, to mind to actions? I have recently been reading material by a certain author and I am starting to think a lot like certain characters and it is starting to spill over to me wanting to put thoughts into actions. They are not exactly against the law but they are not ethical put it that way.
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Ebenezer Publingfadge - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:36:57 EST ID:i0IMOJ9l No.65184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That book in particular is fantastic.
Fuck Pisslebury - Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:42:15 EST ID:SbSyuhOI No.65190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Beyond Good and Evil and this book I read on false philosophy that I can't recall the name of have both haunted me over the years. The books I still actively think about are the ones that challenge my state of philosophical idiocy at the time I read them.
James Murdfoot - Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:58:54 EST ID:UzKt6U/T No.65196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Someone on here posted a few quotes from Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, and I spent the last of my money to get a copy just based on the strength of those quotes. If you're still on here guy that recommended Shantaram two years ago, you fucking changed my life and fundamentally changed me into a better, happier, kinder human being.
Matilda Buzzletig - Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:55:51 EST ID:KWahOc/y No.65211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yes they're good at shaking up your mind a little. I'd recommend prometheus rising rather than quantum psychology as quantum psychology has group exercises whereas prometheus rising has exercises for an iindividual, although that said just reading quantum psychology broke me out of my depression and was the first RAW book I read.

For any RAW fans out there who don't know yet, cosmic trigger is being made into a play, you can find out more here...

It's a kickstarter type funding so you get stuff for donating like pic related.
Sidney Ginnerfirk - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:50:48 EST ID:qJ7FpUDP No.65220 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Currently reading Oyasumi Punpun and holy cow is it near perfect. It might be the emotional climate I'm in that's really allowing me to appreciate it but it seems to me to just be a huge hit. It encourages me to be as good a person as I can be.

Time by Cyril Didgedock - Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:03:38 EST ID:9KIRjmUJ No.65138 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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ITT we post profound quotes about time.

Thoreau "Walden" p.64
"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away but eternity remains."

Ecclesiastes 1.9-11
"What has been is what will be,
And what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "see, this is new"?
It has already been, in the ages before us.
The people of long ago are not remembered, nor will there be any remembrance
Of people yet to come by those who come after them"

Dr. Manhattan from The Watchmen
"All we ever see of stars are their old photographs"
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Shit Blackdock - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:25:13 EST ID:V768a4aa No.65217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Clara Cranderstork - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:43:56 EST ID:gsiFWvgG No.65218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams
Charles Gondershaw - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:57:23 EST ID:hYUtk2Q9 No.65219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Mann, Joseph and His Brothers.

"Deep is the well of the past, shall we not call it bottomless?"

Help Buy My Course Material by Whitey Sunnerstock - Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:30:16 EST ID:JvFWoEQb No.65201 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As some of you may know McGraw Hill is evil,exploits students and puts small book merchants out of business. Unfortunately after 72 hours I have been unable to find the text via torrent; in addition the professor requires the publisher access code. So I'm screwed unless I can get the money to buy the book.
Shit Blackshit - Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:27:01 EST ID:wnPsxWNb No.65202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Cliblingwater - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:03:13 EST ID:Yf0Wup7C No.65214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
here's a pro tip I used when I needed that McGraw Hill Access BS.

  1. Sign up for the trial
  2. You have full access to the e book during the trial
  3. Screenshot the book (this only took me like 15-25 minutes)
  4. When the trial is over, just buy the option that gives you access to the web
Clara Cranderstork - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:58:16 EST ID:gsiFWvgG No.65216 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's some straight up bullshit.
I'd tell the professor to buy them for me or deal with you not having a legit copy.

Name that author! by Hannah Greenford - Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:11:16 EST ID:9KIRjmUJ No.65102 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Post one of your favorite quotes and people try to guess the author, and, if possible, the book.

>Man thus not only works for the animal within him, but, for a symbol of this, man works for the animal without him.
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Fuck Harryham - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:58:18 EST ID:9KIRjmUJ No.65165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well you're right, it was Thoreau...

How about this one?
"...a book is like nature or the world. When you question it, it answers you only to the extent that you do the work of thinking and analysis yourself."
Thomas Mattingkeck - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:24:20 EST ID:ditkJXYf No.65166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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> In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery
Priscilla Nicklebury - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:26:25 EST ID:AuAmYuhV No.65181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”
Molly Degglelock - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:08:00 EST ID:rQTMYRF4 No.65183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Douglas Adams?
Charles Smallville - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:15:48 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.65185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Terry Pratchet?

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