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book sources and all by Nigger Conderman - Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:28:47 EST ID:eQb+oE2L No.68289 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ok, this'll be a a real parasite type of question, but I'll give it a shot.

I need books. Direly. Specifically, I need any and all books, essays, and works by and on Stephen Greenblatt (and more, but that's the truly indispensible part). Can't really get them locally, because I live in a podunk excuse of a second world country in which almost any texts on literary theory more specific than popular academic textbooks are treated as arcane artifacts of an extraterrestial race, and are almost as expensive to obtain. 70 bucks a pop is waaay too much. I'd get a subscription at one of the sites that offer the books I want (Greenblatt and other), but... let's say I don't trust random sites on the internet that ask for my credit card number.

Anyone able to help will have my undying gratitude, if nothing else.

Picture absolutely unrelated.
Priscilla Pockman - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:08:11 EST ID:76pLlnWq No.68474 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Did you even check !libgen? http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=Stephen+Greenblatt&open=0&res=25&view=simple&phrase=1&column=author I dont know whatyou're looking for but if you cant find it try harder and ask circlejerk

Collapse of the welfare state by Caroline Pongerbud - Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:05:17 EST ID:TrBi9CO3 No.68469 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Zizek is always mentioning how the welfare state is on the verge of collapse. Does anyone know where he explicates this idea?
Matilda Gummlegold - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:11:07 EST ID:w0PVaXHO No.68472 Ignore Report Quick Reply
does it really need explication? children are playing minecraft on their ipads
Cornelius Turveyshit - Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:45:02 EST ID:INHiQkMj No.68534 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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book covers by Samuel Nimmersig - Thu, 26 May 2016 12:20:09 EST ID:9oWAX7zW No.68397 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are some of your favourite book covers? Mine's probably either this or one of the covers for 'Under the Volcano'.
rapgamebobbyheenan - Fri, 27 May 2016 11:52:38 EST ID:mqkgsJHY No.68398 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Honorable mention to this: http://pictures.abebooks.com/HUMPUSBUMPUS/md/md17827147800.jpg

As far as modern day stuff goes, Rodrigo Corral and John Gall are leagues ahead of almost everyone else.
James Canninghood - Sat, 28 May 2016 18:13:16 EST ID:+debVspm No.68401 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I think Penguin does a pretty good job with most of their covers, but their cover for Things Fall Apart has stuck with me. Back Bay Books does an excellent job with their Evelyn Waugh reprints. Oxford University Press also has some nice covers (in addition to excellent annotations and notes).
Lydia Mullerhotch - Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:58:50 EST ID:00Y+gvF2 No.68427 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This cover for the first collected edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy published in Yugoslavia.

It contains the first three books in the saga, the last two were not written yet.

The cover was created by Željko Pahek, one of the best Yugoslav sci-fi comic book artists.

I can't think of a cover that better conveyed the general spirit of a certain book than this one did.
Reuben Nicklewill - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:28:37 EST ID:AF3d1JSi No.68465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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There was a whole series like this for Heinlein paperbacks, more than just these 6

Continue the story by Lydia Wullylock - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:00:35 EST ID:uwZHNIch No.68456 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Chiefly British in origin Alexander Andrew knew what it meant to partake in the finer things in life...
Samuel Chibblegold - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:52:25 EST ID:S50zOamh No.68463 Ignore Report Quick Reply

closing his eyes, he mechanically pulled the third drawer to his right and retrieved a heavy, gold encrusted box. He inhaled deeply, living in the moment, savoring the ritual he indulged in so rarely. Excitement overcame him as he loosed the lock...
Lydia Pockwater - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:32:45 EST ID:liGdPMBC No.68464 Ignore Report Quick Reply
where oh where have you been, a shadow of memory fluttered inside his eyelids. Entrenched in the crusty mud of memory. A small hand ran its fingers along his face. a whisp tickled his tearducts and he wept for the forst time in years, since...... since that same hand had ..............

Hunter Thompson by Raoul Duke - Wed, 04 May 2016 01:32:11 EST ID:yGQtAug1 No.68351 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Figured this would be the best board to post on.
I'm trying to compile a folder stuffed full of images of Hunter Thompson or things related to his work. I've posted on the future as well and nobody is contributing. Please make a fanboy's dreams come true /lit/

Any links to documentaries on the man's life of his works are also appreciated!

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Raoul Duke - Wed, 04 May 2016 02:37:25 EST ID:yGQtAug1 No.68354 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Isabella Cronderpurk - Thu, 05 May 2016 06:15:19 EST ID:+VJWd5yG No.68360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ebenezer Fipperfit - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:33:06 EST ID:oIHnCbHV No.68460 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hilarious sounds like my Single days in a double wide trailer

Book series by Jarvis Bebblefodge - Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:13:43 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.67678 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am a big TV guy, and love watching shows season to season. Because of this, I prefer reading books that are part of "series" or franchises, that have multiple sequels, or trilogies at the shortest. Where each book feels like a full season of a show. I'm not in the mood for young adult stuff either, which is where most hit book series come from, like Harry Potter and Twilight and The Lord Of The Rings. Grown up stuff, please, no stories about kids who are the chosen ones. Recommendations, please. I hear the Foundation trilogy and Wheel of Time are good series.
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Esther Bogglewit - Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:52:40 EST ID:5zKQjFkv No.68436 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>LOTS in the same breath as HE and Twilight
>LOTS young adult books

My soul hurts OP
Phineas Porryford - Thu, 09 Jun 2016 23:35:51 EST ID:FGG9ahJN No.68437 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Go read either Mercy Thompson, the Dresden Files, or the Iron Druid Chronicles. Thank me later. None of them are really DEEP, but they're all enjoyable modern fantasy with a good ensemble cast of characters in each.
The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:29:14 EST ID:FUcwYk7C No.68443 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I am extremely bothered that because you read lotr in middle school, you somehow think that it is a young adult book.

I also read lotr in middle school, and then re-read it when I was around 20, and am currently rereading it again at 25. It is incredibly obvious from each time I read it that lotr is in no way a children's book, but a work designed for middle aged individuals who have experienced a full life of both good and bad...

There are many scenes where it is obvious Tolkien's experience in The War seeps through, but that is not something you can pick up on when you're a child. Much of the characters interaction and development is not meaningful to a child because the main characters are all 40+. Are you even aware that in the book Frodo is in his 40's? That Merry and Pippin are also of the same age and by no means rascals, but thoughtful, intelligent and caring? That Sam is Frodo's servant and by no means his best of friends from the start? I assume from your attituide that your interpretation of lotr comes from the movies, not the book, whose memory is only that of a child; would think of it like a child.

On top of all that, you are talking about a book by a man who was a eminent linguist and scholar of myth, who took all he knew of life and legends, and transfigured his experience into a new mythos that encapsulated in metaphor/allegory concepts that extend beyond the realm of mere fantasy.

You should pull the immaturity that tells you your opinions of a thing in middle-school equal how you would interpret it now, out of your ass, and re-read lotr... then again if you are so childish that you can't even bother to consider your own changing points of view in context of time, you'd probably just perceive it through the same lens as you did in middle school.

Fuck I know I'm basically ranting at this point but your opinion of lotr is ignorant, just plain ignorant and ironically childish considering your claims against.
Eugene Suppershaw - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:08:24 EST ID:EcZO827r No.68448 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Check out the Witcher series. The first two books aren't even novels, more of collections of connected short stories, but they're still extremely good. The whole series is a good example of one that only gets better as it goes along.

I'm on the sixth book atm (since its English translation was just released) and holy fuck is it a good read. I had to read the arena scene with Ciri twice because it was so well done.

It's very similar to ASOIAF in that it's fantasy, but focuses equally on the harsh realities of medieval life. Can't recommend it enough, even if you've never touched the games.
Wesley Pevingford - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:16:30 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I made this thread almost a year ago, drunk, thinking it would be hilarious if it pissed of Tolkienites. Now a year later, I'm drunk as fuck and laughing at all the Tolkien fanboy butthurt ITT.
Thanks to everyone who either gave good suggestions or got pissed off at me for lumping LotR in with YA. I mainly meant that Tolien stuff is all ages, I wanted something R rated like Game Of Thrones where I couldn't give it to children without their parents killing me. I had just finished reading some particularly bad YA series and didn;t want any more child stuff.
And yeah, Frodo is technically 40, but if we use Dog Years math on Hobbits, he's a teenager dude, there's no arguing this.

The house of tea and leaves help by Oliver Fanforth - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 11:42:54 EST ID:E/0OpoLi No.68417 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has anybody heard of a book with a name like "The House of Tea and Leaves"
I had thought that that was its title, but i cant find it anywhere. Maybe I'm confused and it's something similiar sounding? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Jack Chosslelock - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 12:06:56 EST ID:gLW8+jfo No.68418 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Maybe you're thinking of this book? I haven't read it so idk.
Phoebe Bimmlefare - Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:29:36 EST ID:ssob9uXm No.68445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If that's a picture from the book you're looking for, most definitely not House of Leaves
Betsy Sangersudge - Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:38:41 EST ID:7F/de8C+ No.68449 Ignore Report Quick Reply
the picture in Olivers post has the title in it
Phyllis Mecklekeg - Sat, 18 Jun 2016 00:58:50 EST ID:ssob9uXm No.68451 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Based on the first line, it sounds like he's not 100% sure what the title is.

NB for low reading comprehension.

Fire and Ice by James Hecklewill - Sat, 09 Apr 2016 19:26:45 EST ID:YwrODK8p No.68284 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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what part of game of thrones do you most want to see that we haven't seen yet

>Asshai/Shadow Lands
>Five Forts/Grey Waste
>The Land of Always Winter
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Whitey Gonningwater - Tue, 12 Apr 2016 17:21:01 EST ID:ta4EK9n8 No.68293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, I can't find the quote so I may be full of shit. Seeing Asshai is plausible even if it's only through Mel's memory.
Nigel Brashcocke - Sat, 16 Apr 2016 18:01:16 EST ID:4Ry4SBXq No.68309 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Skagos, another culture of savages. But riding unicorns and raising Rickon
Henry Drullyham - Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:32:47 EST ID:hh+Z6Od/ No.68319 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jaime killing Cersei
Frederick Pittfoot - Sat, 14 May 2016 10:40:21 EST ID:pAMkWlZU No.68372 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I mean, i doubt we'll ever go there but the Smoking Sea. Its just so damn mysterious.
Ernest Hinnerwill - Sat, 28 May 2016 05:22:11 EST ID:DZPURyhG No.68400 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Kings Landing + wildfire.

More about Asshai and the Red Priestesses, though.

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
John Fommerstone - Tue, 24 May 2016 03:02:12 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.68389 Ignore Report Quick Reply
bump for book sauce?

Book request Psychology and how to deal with emotional disorders by Priscilla Dennerneg - Mon, 23 May 2016 01:04:16 EST ID:L4b1YSU7 No.68387 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi I'm trying to get out of a relationship with an abusive narcissist. Would any one be able to point me to e-books that are available out there? I've looked but they all require money, and I can't have this showing up on my charges. A title I've found is called 'Narcissism: Behind the Mask'
If anyone knew where a free copy of that would be you would have my gratitude.

I'll be back tomorrow in hopes. I don't know if I have anything of equal value but any help at all would be wonderful. thank you.
Angus Bardlock - Mon, 23 May 2016 14:29:49 EST ID:gLW8+jfo No.68388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't get it, you need a book to learn about narcissism in order to break up with a narcissist?

Words dawg, fuckin words by Sophie Drummlesire - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:19:58 EST ID:QfrG9TGw No.68189 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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ITT: Things involving language that rustle your jimmies

So really anything from pic related to people who want to axe you a question, and so on
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Nicholas Duffingstot - Thu, 12 May 2016 19:43:48 EST ID:9Pkfrf/q No.68366 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this is detracting from the original thread but here's some things from r.eddit:

Jenna confronts her friend, Jen about her plans to assassinate an Islamic dignitary. Jen, however, has a darker and more extensive agenda.
>Jenna sighed. "Jen, a Syed"?
>Jen, aside: "...Genocide"

If you were to write a direct, very short introduction for Microsoft Office's word processor, it might be a...
>forward four-word foreword for Word

and here's a link to the top ones:
Matilda Ninkinbat - Fri, 20 May 2016 21:57:55 EST ID:42MUijYl No.68379 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Matilda Ninkinbat - Fri, 20 May 2016 22:12:43 EST ID:42MUijYl No.68380 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Now, I mean really, guys, you all should of double checked your posts. Were they edited? Did you edit it correctly? Though you may have been through some rough times in a big way when your dad suddenly died, so so some of your distractedness can be understandable.
Walter Gubbertug - Sat, 21 May 2016 16:47:10 EST ID:EsGDU9cC No.68381 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ernest Sobberfield - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 06:26:52 EST ID:4AaNsiKm No.68408 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I dislike hearing people say crick instead of creek and warsh instead of wash.

Would you read this book? by NIn - Sun, 01 May 2016 15:22:52 EST ID:chFfcY9Z No.68345 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Would you read a book called The Fucking Time Machine and The Titanic ?

I've been thinking about getting into writing erotica with sci-fi / magical elements. I cooked up this idea for a novella.

College roommates, Chuck and Sam are best friends and kind of an odd couple. Chuck is a physics major and a big nerd. Sam is the opposite, a pot-smoking lacrosse-playing ladies' man with sexy muscles.

After drinking magic mushroom tea at a hippy sex party, Chuck has a dream that he is fucking a beautiful blue skinned alien with hypnotic eyes and tits to die for. When he wakes up he has new insight into the physics behind quantum mechanics and time travel.

Chuck researches the equations from his dream at the library and tracks down a mysterious ancient scepter which allows them to time travel.

In a stroke of genius, they decide to travel through time to the night the Titanic sank, so they can be on a sweet boat and bang women who were going to die anyway.

When they loose the magic scepter, they may be going down with the ship. Their dick's may have got the best of them in this sexy adventure.
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Oliver Genderwutch - Thu, 05 May 2016 06:13:14 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68359 Report Quick Reply
As someone who writes supernatural erotica, I have some tips.
First off, this concept won;t carry a full novel unless you plan to really flesh out every character on the Titanic, which readers looking to masturbate might not care for. I would suggest making this book a collection of short stories + novellas, each story being about them going to a different point of time, becoming embroiled in local drama, then barely escaping after fucking the hot locals. If you really care about the Titanic in particular, hey it's your book. But paranormal erotica works best in small doses. I also have a line of connected paranormal erotica tales that can be read individually with no confusion, but make up a bigger plot if you read the whole line. Like, maybe in some stories, they meet another, more villainous time traveler, and the final story can feature the final sex showdown between the rivals.
Edwin Bipperditch - Thu, 12 May 2016 21:44:15 EST ID:N8NktPN9 No.68367 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I read this for sure. It also sounds like a good stoner comedy movie to be honest. Some James Franco as Sam or something.
Polly Dishshit - Fri, 13 May 2016 04:51:08 EST ID:eg1jJvP0 No.68369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i would not read any literotica with a sports theme
Ian Cinnerkatch - Fri, 13 May 2016 09:18:52 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68371 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wouldn't read anything with a sports theme tbh.
Eugene Wablingfuck - Mon, 16 May 2016 12:42:58 EST ID:b6WZx6Lv No.68374 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Nine Inch Nail Cocks

>a physics major discovers quantum time travel after a shroom trip and decides to go back to 1912 to rape women who are sinking on the Titanic because they are going to die anyway

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