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>open book

>skip foreword, introduction, preface and 1st chapter

>start reading




How can you possibly understand what the book is going to be about? It seems you might waste a lot of your time, not knowing what to think about the book, before you read it.



I believe if it's non fiction the first chapter is usually irrelevant and thus it could be ignored.

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Everymans's Library

Norton Critical Editions

Gutenberg Project


Oxford World's Classics

(Older) Penguin Classics (paperbacks)

Loeb Classical Library


Library of America

Dover Thrifts



(Newer) Penguin Classics (paperbacks)

Modern Library Classics

Cambridge Library Collection

Wordsworth Editions


Folio Society (hardbacks)

Penguin Classics (hardbacks)

B&N (hardback)

Franklin Library

Easton Press

[and other "leatherbound" collections]


Harper Perennial

B&N (paperback)


NYRB Classics


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I buy only the ones that were made under previous regime. They are priceless because no barcodes, good fonts and overall build quality. Also there are no kikes making false claims in introduction.



Try standardebooks.org

Though apparently some of their editors are pretty heavy handed. Sorry



want an invite to bibliotik? create an email account on cock.li, post it here, you can send me your actual email there



sorry, exhausted

an email with your actual throwaway



Is it better than libgen for philosophy? Knowing the faggotry associated with private tracker culture I assume the book collection is mostly 3rd rate genre-fiction or erotica.

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Can video games be art?

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Could you explain a little more about why you think Earthbound is so good? I played it a few years ago, and while it was a satisfying experience, your post is making me consider that the game had some greater aspects to it that flew over my head. If there's anything that could make me appreciate it more than I already do, I would love to hear it.

I would play Mother 3 just to see the latter half of the game and the ending. You might not think it quite hits the mark the same way Earthbound did, but I think it's still a great game in its own right and one of the very few worthwhile games out there.

Do you have any other games you would recommend playing?

I hope nobody is bothered by this thread. I know this is a literature board, but some games do have artistic merit, which is what we're all really joined together by, right? Pls no ban



I really like Earthbound because the story comes through in the tiniest of details, and makes the world feel alive like the best literature does. But idk. You've played it so I don't think there's much else I can say.

The final boss of course is very special for a video game. Having to pray for help was a beautiful moment, especially when fighting against this great intangible omnipresent evil. Very unique.

I'll try to finish Mother 3 at some point. I did really enjoy it.

As far as other games go, I would recommend killer7 if you haven't played it. Extremely bizarre in its narrative. Very intellectual and political in its themes. Has this feverishly psychological Lynch-style to it. Seems in retrospect to have been prophetic on issues like domestic terrorism and neetdom.



Play visual novels my child.



Thanks for replying. I agree completely about what you said about Earthbound, the whole experience was mesmerizing. Not to spoil anything, but Mother 3 does get philosophical towards the end, more so than EB in my opinion. Also very unique. I'm going to download Killer7 right now, it sounds amazing from the way you described it.


I would love to, but I have no idea where to start. Would you mind sharing some recommendations? I'm half-embarrassed to say I've only played Katawa Shoujo…



play the new nitroplus kamige: minikui mojika no ko

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Favorite part of Fear and Trembling?


The part where it wrongly says Abraham wanted to sacrifice Issac instead of Ishmael.

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Respect this community, respect the kind of environment we are attempting to create, the kind of dialogues we wish to engage in, and I (along with everyone else here) will respect you, ok? :)





I wasn't the user that got banned. I'm just another random anon and not >>420. I worded my posts a bit poorly. I'm not a fan of /po​l/ and its way of thinking either. And I actually agree with your and >>436 views on the article too. It's nothing more than stupid clickbait feeding on outrage. I used to enjoy browsing both /po​l/ and /leftpo​l/ even though I didn't agree with either of their philosphies because it was fun and interesting to debate with people. But both of those boards went to shit and became shells of their former selves in large part because the moderation began to over-rely on banning instead of allowing the users to take care of the shitposters themselves.

And of course I do not intend or mean to drag politics into the board or to politicize obvious clickbait. Just offering my advice since I wish this new board well.

>bans on this website are effectively meaningless so… fuck my life, I guess

Like I said here >>434 bans can still be effective and are still neccessary to make sure shit stirrers don't ruin a board. Just make sure to remember that bans aren't the only tool to use, the userbase themselves, the board culture, are also a tool to curtail shitposters.

/tv/ is a fantastic example of the extreme opposite problem. They took the exact opposite position and never banned anyone only giving bans to illegal content, even spamming the board only resulted in deleting the spam but leaving the spammer unbanned. Unsurprisingly /tv/ also went to shit. Over-relying and under-relying on bans can both lead to degradation of board quality. As long you guys remain clear on the board culture you want to cultivate I think you'll do just fine.

Also thank you on Post too long. Click here to view the full text.


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Ok, thanks for the advice :)

As you recognized right off the bat, I'm new to this so I appreciate all the help I can get

Thanks, brother!


This is what happens when you let women run a publication.


X wants Y for Z reason plotlines (which in this article, X is a White™ male, Y is le sex with a female™ and Z is sexual tension). Obviously, the only thing that the classics could ever be about is White Male™ sexuality.

The absolute state of Journalism today. This article is a dreadful gift that keeps on giving.

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So you're chatting up an 8/10 qt pi and you ask her who her favorite novelist is and she says Ayn Rand.

What do you do?

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>critique of Rand by her 14-year-old boy-lover cum Sith lord student

this should be mandatory fucking reading by anyone who is obsessed with Rand. This guy was literally raised by her and worshiped her like a goddess, and even HE still eventually moved away and found some serious flaws.

AYNAL RAMNED is not a Literary figure; She is a Political pundit and a Public speaker who found outsize attention because of the cold war and the Boomer Ego, whilst real Literary Masters like Solzhenitsyn were largely panned by the media.



This is fascinating. Thank you for sharing. I’m glad that I now how a way to very easily put neoliberals in their place when they begin to spout Ayn Rand bullshit. Also the notion of that goblina seducing a young boy sickens me. Someone should have sent her family as well as her to the gulags. Looking at you, Stalin.



It's easy to pick on The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged, but everyone knows her best writing is her theoretical exposition. You should point the qt3.14 to best work, a collection of essays called "Philosophy: Who Needs It?"



>14 years old

He was 20, and they were both degenerates (he cheated on at least 3 of his 4 wives).



>point qt3.14 to the spark notes version of Rand

if she is already a fan, you done fookin goofed m8

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Why is it that when people like Metzinger deconstruct (not in the exact sense of linguistic deconstruction but similiar) the Self, the Kantians, leftoids and other assorted philosophical grannies chimp out, but when they use deconstruction to attack national identities, borders and etc they think it's alright? I hate hypocrites.



they aren't pro-deconstruction

they are anti-white



In a similar vein, I would say they merely use more sophisticated forms of ideology to attack ideologies that they don’t like. It’s political struggle for better or worse. Usually worse.


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the shared game of life is one we all must play.

It is a hard trial; longer than the seas are wide, and beyond the deepest memory one might fathom.

All's fair in Love and War, but the honor we hold is what separates mice from men, and to so forthrightly cast aside the rules of the game is to lower oneself below that of the sternest ass and fallow hog; to be at once with the very slop that holds the refuse of the fallen.

O pity not these wicked fiends who splay across the trough, lest you find yourself foolishly enamored; thrust headlong into the foul bile as Narcissus once displayed to all men. Nay, I bid you, hold steadfastly to your means and pursue righteousness by any path. Drag from the chaos of primordial slop that which enlightens all and you will find the bounds lifted from your feet. Fly! Fly! O shining one. Fly outside the reach of the shrieking hags who envy you with all their being. Persist against all odds!

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Sorrows of Young Werther


Venus in Furs

Notes from the Underground


The Hunchback of Notre Dame


kek Confessions of a Mask, Some Prefer Nettles as well as No Longer Human are definitely lit for incels. The Japanese do it well.



Sorrows of Young Werther is good.


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>she cute

she cute

>she cute

she cute

>no xenofeminist mommy gf


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>tfw you will never have a qt pi deconstructionist literary studies professor gf


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>that bowlcut

nuke it



That. Seriously wtf was that girl thinking. Poor little academic.




Her voice is somewhat annoying but pretty articulate.


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"To the gas chambers, and step on it!"

- notorious neo-Nazi and KKK member DFW

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I believe it. "Put your finger on the big red button, and push on it. 1488" was one of the last things he said before he an heroed.



I thought DFW was jewish…



No, he was definitely a Nazi hitler antisemite



Yeah, someone told me he was a pozzed out jewish gay man who used his position as novel-lord to infect white boy butt

but I could be wrong



I’m not sure about all of that, but I heard he was definitely a bug chasing pozz lord who infected most of the alt right with aids. I’m

pretty sure he contracted AIDS from David Duke and spread it to that bald soyboy Chris Cantwell. Supposedly cantwell passed the gay aids onto the black community.

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Discuss psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic literature!

Some Introductory Reading ::::)

- A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis

- The Fundamentals of Psychoanalytic Technique

- A Clinical Introduction to Freudian Psychoanalysis

- The Interpretation of Dreams

Remember, you are not obliged to enjoy!


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Has anyone here actually had any success meeting with a psychoanalyist? I have a shrink but I'm thinking about going balls deep and finding a Jungian psychoanalyst.



I met Freud in a dream once.

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>never have read any "coming of age" novel

>not even sure what they are

Are they worth reading now that I'm a 28 year old boomer?


Read Catcher


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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


I think that Proust behemoth of a novel has a coming of age part but that doesn't really count.

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What are some essential anti-american books?

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Are you from /egy/?



READ QUTB is the muslim equivalent of READ SIEGE right?



Making fun of Hillary Clinton makes you a Nazi now?

Daily reminder that Bernie would've won.



Do you like Huey Lewis and The News? Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor. In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.

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>it's another /leftypol/ gets butthurt and starts a new echochamber board


Kill yourselves trannies.


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how does /litpat/ have anything to do with leftypol?



Not him, but It advertised itself as an alternative board

Because some faggot is spamming all the other boards with links here


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>not an argument

Its people like you who give animu shitposters their power

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