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- Sat, 23 Feb 2019 20:15:30 EST on/4UyoE No.70424
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Post your recent bookstore finds. Here's mine, prob my best haul in a long time featuring my holy trinity of writers: Bukowski, Miller, Burroughs
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Jack Congerford - Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:09:45 EST OUy1nkIz No.70480 Reply
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Excuse the Spanish.
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John Honeydale - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:50:41 EST lOMvqI3T No.70483 Reply
>>70480
I'll talk the obvious and say Saramago is a Portuguese author -- and writes in Portuguese.
Is the book any good tho? Never read it
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Augustus Hovingmotch - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:13:49 EST OUy1nkIz No.70484 Reply
>>70483
I said excuse the Spanish because the Saramago book and the Gaiman book were translated to Spanish.

And yeah, so far I'd say it's the best book I've read from him (although I've only read Blindness and Seeing). It reminds me of The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa in many ways, which is a book I love. Surprisingly enough, the way he presents the events leading up to the crucifiction and Jesus' own life are fairly... Christian, in a way. A surprise considering he was a notorious atheist.

How is this allowed?

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- Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:51:53 EST 8GEk/Nb2 No.70343
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I nearly fucking bought it
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Doris Cridgekedge - Sun, 02 Dec 2018 21:36:14 EST g6C9SCU5 No.70410 Reply
>>70404
Amazon is complete shit these days. More than half the time shit shows up late anymore. And 90% of the books I've ordered in the past 4-5 years have showed up damaged because they can't be bothered to package books properly. They used to shrink rap all their books to cardboard which was excellent for shipping. Now it's either a cheap plastic bag or they just throw the book loose into a box that's 5x as big as the fucking book.

And yeah, I've gotten editions of books that are completely different than what was advertised. One time it wasn't even the same fucking publisher. Createspace which is amazons house imprint is a fucking joke too, I got a copy of the gadfly that was literally a copy and paste from Gutenberg.

Fuck Amazon if you weren't sure where I was going with this.
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Edwin Crinningfit - Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:12:38 EST iz+IDXSE No.70411 Reply
>>70408
some people like having nice things for the sake of having nice things. Why is it difficult to understand why this would be upsetting?
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Wesley Parringhotch - Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:39:29 EST ylxQEmun No.70412 Reply
>>70411
What how fucking pretentious. I bet you wouldn't even buy a jar of chocolate spread if the label was covered in pictures of diarrhoea and wouldn't wear pink clothes that are studded with rhinestones in the shape of a limp penis. So fucking superficial.

Words dawg, fuckin words

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- Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:19:58 EST QfrG9TGw No.68189
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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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Albert Blytheridge - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 14:38:29 EST O/eWPvU3 No.69922 Reply
>>69917
Interesting, I never really looked into what that term meant. I'm surprised that people say "painstaking" regularly enough that it's become a source of jimmie-rustling for you.
I get really fatigued by people throwing around words like "spiritual", "blessed", "holistic", and the like, particularly if used to denote one thing or action as "more spiritual" than another. It isn't these words themselves that irritate me but the smug attitude that often seems to surround them.
These conversations also seem to involve a lot of fancy language and references that one doubts the speaker understands to any meaningful degree.
Certainly I'm guilty of this myself, but more often in writing than in daily conversation (as this post is likely evidence of).

archetypes and dialogue types

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- Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:51:46 EST Y6GWRCoI No.70352
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Curious, is there a place where we can flow through different character styles of speech and personalities to discuss how to ease into that character and form it like an Archetype

I've been banned from a few websites for falling into a character inadvertently and pissing off people..so I'm looking for outlets, other than handwriting, just to practice the type of dialogue that may occur when in use
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Ebenezer Porryfoot - Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:58:30 EST ylxQEmun No.70356 Reply
You can't "form" archetypes like that but if you want to practise in-character dialogue, find some role players. There are innumerable places online for role play gaming if you look for them.

Sidenote: this is only going to help you write unrealistic, flanderised characters for fantasy nonsense. The only real way to learn how different actual personalities speak and behave is to observe real people and pay attention to how they speak and behave until you can hear them independently in your mind's ear.
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Sophie Ginderdock - Tue, 30 Oct 2018 01:11:04 EST k9TAbtTt No.70379 Reply
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>>70356
Yeah best I can think of is game like Neverwinter Nights 2 or something..

I guess one could try researching and/or brainstorming characteristics for a persona. Then try to assume that role for a paragraph for others to critique, eventually another persona could be sketched to interact and contrast the alternate persona.

Best torrent sites for books

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- Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:30:57 EST ombRs0pw No.70346
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Pdfs or whatever
Demonoid was my plug
thanks ty ty ty
plz help need books
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Jarvis Clecklewell - Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:14:48 EST Y/0CgIiO No.70347 Reply
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>>70346
Is that a pic for fags who read motivational books or something?

Cormas DeCarchon

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- Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:50:56 EST 8GEk/Nb2 No.70342
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Which ones going to die first? Which ones best, which ones worst? Which one has the best book?
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Simon Blecklekure - Wed, 10 Oct 2018 06:39:23 EST ylxQEmun No.70345 Reply
>>70344
Would it help if you recognised the writers Pynchon, De Lillo and McCarthy?
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Sophie Ginderdock - Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:59:06 EST k9TAbtTt No.70378 Reply
>>70342
Don't know the names. What if you went more in depth about some their respective works?

What poem is this?

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- Thu, 23 Aug 2018 23:17:50 EST xYtXfnry No.70292
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Just found this linked on a blog somewhere. Mixing is too low but it sounds like old-timey poetry. I can't find it anywhere, tho. Any idea what this is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJb3WEvjSos
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Phoebe Nabberstut - Fri, 24 Aug 2018 06:52:37 EST ylxQEmun No.70294 Reply
You know exactly what it is because you posted it here and on the future's /lit/ at exactly the same time, minutes after it was uploaded.
I get that you want to share your work but it's pretty fucking shitty of you to lie about it. Why would you think that's going to make a good impression?

Free books?

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- Thu, 31 May 2018 15:25:09 EST wMdoZpuZ No.70121
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I don't know if there are much in the world, but I was thinking people might post links here for free books (as in physical, of paper, made of dead trees, etc.; for ebooks there are plenty of places). Most of these might be religious, but that comes with the territory. Still, I feel a lot of them are essential for anyone aiming to understand human beings.

http://www.cpsglobal.org/content/order-free-quran-2
>quran

http://www.budaedu.org/en/book/
>buddhist literature
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James Cabberpotch - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 23:55:29 EST UxAu2w7L No.70253 Reply
http://libgen.io/ has tons of fucking shit. if u cant find something under the category ud assume it to be under try searching for it under sci-tech, lots of stuff is erroneously under there
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Hamilton Chizzleman - Sat, 04 Aug 2018 07:53:04 EST ylxQEmun No.70254 Reply
>>70253
Why do you care considering that you can't even finish reading a sentence?
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Polly Shakefoot - Wed, 22 Aug 2018 22:38:25 EST k+f+MG26 No.70288 Reply
First thing that comes to mind are public and university library's. I use http://www.gutenberg.org it has a wide variety of non copywrited works. Please enjoy.

Words as a Weapon

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- Sun, 03 Jun 2018 04:34:30 EST 7Df882Aq No.70126
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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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Isabella Fandock - Mon, 06 Aug 2018 06:44:29 EST dGuMtlr0 No.70258 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)
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Eliza Brookforth - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:42:23 EST IoJZMcWv No.70276 Reply
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>>70126
Dystopia definitely makes me fucking hate being human sometimes.

Tao Lin Trip

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- Sat, 18 Aug 2018 00:28:47 EST vANo5LJY No.70269
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Anyone have a pdf?
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James Gemblemere - Sat, 18 Aug 2018 20:06:09 EST poakUaRE No.70273 Reply
>>70270
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!!!
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Cyril Blammerhet - Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:58:43 EST d7Oa1Npe No.70275 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

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- Mon, 02 Jul 2018 20:36:06 EST hKKAmGXs No.70202
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Safely*
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Hugh Siddlestit - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 18:47:28 EST P6n/+9ei No.70209 Reply
i predict intense burning and redness. do it for our amusement and report back what happens

bible

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- Fri, 02 Feb 2018 11:07:55 EST HDHCXJ5a No.69850
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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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Buck Strickland - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 01:12:27 EST OULk0ORn No.70196 Reply
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>>69850
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.
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Thomas Puffingstitch - Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:02:53 EST JbMBxovX No.70203 Reply
>>70196
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?

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- Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:29:28 EST JRP9dMan No.70177
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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.
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Fuck Hushfuck - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:54:10 EST P6n/+9ei No.70188 Reply
idk nigga how about russian history from 1800 to the present thats where i would start
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Nicholas Chesslestet - Thu, 28 Jun 2018 22:22:10 EST JbMBxovX No.70190 Reply
go wit the flo, read it like whatever
we full appreciate when we just reading
'whatever ok this is happening'
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Wesley Sommlelock - Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:07:14 EST pzzBCzyM No.70192 Reply
>>70177
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

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- Sat, 23 Jun 2018 15:44:12 EST u8vwe0Ag No.70171
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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
https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/16970664-to-my-friend
If more poems were like this, I'd actually read poetry. Anyone have any trippy/similar poems to recommend?
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Simon Gettingworth - Mon, 25 Jun 2018 22:33:54 EST y06YYraG No.70178 Reply
check out The Cinnamon Peeler by Ondaatje. He's a great poet imo
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Augustus Pickspear - Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:08:16 EST 4vZzZP5I No.70186 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.
Yes every man's an island: island fortress, island home.


If you haven't read the book it's missing its meaning, but I think even without context it's pretty great.

I haven't really been much into poetry either, but reading this has made me want to find more that I can appreciate.

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