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ITT: Post novels/short stories released in the past 10 years that you've read / want to read

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>being this repressed

just come out of the closet, bb


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guys I got a new review for this bad boy and gee whiz is it optimistic.

The Gods Wait offers a novel of internet and interpersonal relationships and excels in a complex web of characters and lives that dovetail in unexpected ways. Of necessity, this approach involves building not one or two but many psychological and social profiles: an endeavor that may stymie those who anticipated a lighter read; but which will delight literary readers seeking more depth and reflective reading than most novels provide.

If the chapter titles don't give a clue of this complexity early on (the book opens with 'A Sawmill Discotheque'), descriptive phrasing surely reinforces this notion as characters move through different phases of their lives and interact with the world around them ("Pascal Adanoma sat down to go to sleep, where he thought about baseballs teleporting around a baseball diamond in layers of energy levels. It was dark in his room. He lived alone. He didn’t make his bed every morning, and sometimes he didn’t shower before lab. His biggest secret, however, was that his socks didn't match that day. He had many secrets.").

Introverts and foreigners, changing times and brutal realizations about life, and questions of anonymity and conspiracy in the chaotic world of daily life flow through character experiences in a mercurial manner that carries readers through different observations, social milieus, and personal perspectives.

It's almost as if readers are flies on the walls of each different character, observing these changes through a series of rapidly-changing scenes that might initially seem to be vignettes of different stories. All ultimately serve the purpose of contributing to a greater good and unifying theme, down the line.

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Go to sleep, John

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ITT: Post images and the person below you recommends a book for the feeling the image produces

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So, in the beginning of the "metaphysics of sex " evola talks about he position of D.H. Lawrence/Campion, being that the bestial behaviour in men is not coming from the desires in them.

He quotes Lawrence after this "God the father, the inscrutable, the unknowable, we bear him in our flesh, we find him in woman. she is the door by which we cone in and go forth. In her we return to the father, just like those who, blind and unconscious were present in the transfiguration" while I very much like this quote I can't make sense of that last sentence, what is he referring to as the transfiguration.

Thanks in advance

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Would you consider Evola a theosopher? He combines religious and political philosophy on a regular basis. I'm not sure if I can take him seriously.



Eh, I'm not sure what I am going to say is going to satisfy you. I don't feel like I have yet penetrated his politcal theory.

What is it that makes it so that you might not take him seriously?

“If there were no eternal consciousness in a man, if at the bottom of everything there were only a wild ferment, a power that twisting in dark passions produced everything great or inconsequential; if an unfathomable, insatiable emptiness lay hid beneath everything, what would life be but despair?” - Kierkegaard

I've only read 3 books so far and but his but this seems to be a big part of his worldview that the transcendental should be always taken as orientation.

In the metaphysics of war he almost gloryfies conflict, war and the individual catharsis one is exposed to as an option or a door to enter a mors triumphalis a death that has something of value and the material war that is fought enters into the background. Conflict thus may become something transcendental.

To quote him " The answer to this problem is precisely what we find in our texts. The God not only declares, ‘I

am the strength of the strong, devoid of passion and desire. … I am the original fragrance of the earth,

and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics. … I am the

original seed of all existences, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful

men’ (7:11, 9, 10), but, finally, the God reveals himself to Arjuna in the transcendent and fearful form

of lightning. We thus arrive at this general vision of life: like electrical bulbs too brightly lit, like

circuits invested with too high a potential, human beings fall and die only because a power burns

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In the metaphysics of sex he writes

" Love can also include ideal affinities, evotion and affection, the spirit of sacrifice, deep manifestations of feeling; but all of these represent, from an existential point of view, something else or something incomplete wherever there is not present, as a

counterpart, that "physical" attraction resulting in the union of bodies and the trauma of coitus. At this point we have the precipitate ,

the movement to the act, and the consummation ( the natural terminus

ad quern or end purpose) which is the point and purpose of the erotic

experience. When the sexual impulse is aroused by "physical" attraction, the deepest layers of our being, layers existentially elementary by comparison to simple sentiment, are moved. The highest form of love between man and woman is, in a sense, unreal without that short circuit, the coarsest form of which is the climax of

the sexual orgasm; and it is precisely this which encompasses the

transcendental and nonindividual dimension of sex. It is true that

Platonic love can also take us beyond the individual through

continuous and absolute self-denial, but only as a spiritual

disposition. It can bear fruit in a different way, but not in the actual

experience, in a true fission of the being. Let us say it once more: The

depths of a being, in the sphere were are discussing, are reached and

moved only by the actual union of the sexes. "


to answer your question more directly I do not feel like he is making religious/political theory, rather that all of his theories hang from the threads of existentialism and the transcendental.

So don't look at it like a dough that has religion sprinkled everywhere making for a foggy taste.

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I think this should suffice now to answer your question



He wrote this in the 20th century? Was he trying to build a mythos or something? Who is Arjuna?

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that cant be how this all works. prove me wrong fuckers



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Any books featuring plump females?

(Other than Anna Karenina)



I know a story with a fat girl who claims her father used to watch her poop.

she gets impregnated by a self-proclaimed Genghis Khan of STDs


Humbert Humbert's wife was a cow in Lolita.

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What's your favorite poem of all time?

Mine is Wine of Wizardry by George Sterling: will post in full in following post.

Fun fact: Sterling carried a vial of cyanide for many years. When asked about it he said, "A prison becomes a home if you have the key".

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O heart of insatiable longing,

What spell, what enchantment allures thee

Over the rim of the world

With the sails of the sea-going ships?

And when the rose-petals are scattered

At dead of still noon on the grass-plot,

What means this passionate grief,

This infinite ache of regret?


Bob Dylan

"Mr. Tambourine Man"

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you

Though I know that evening's empire has returned into sand

Vanished from my hand

Left me blindly here to stand

But still not sleeping

My weariness amazes me, I'm branded on my feet

I have no one to meet

And the ancient empty street's too dead for dreaming

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you

Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship

My senses have been stripped

My hands can't feel to grip

My toes too numb to step

Wait only for my boot heels to be wanderin'

I'm ready to go anywhere

I'm ready for to fade

Into my own parade

Cast your dancing spell my way

I promise to go under it

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to

Hey! Mr. Tambourine Man, play a song for me

In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you

Though you might hear laughin', spinnin' swingin' madly across the sun

It's not aimed at anyone

It's just escapin' on the run

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go to sleep Bob


I don't want to have a favorite poem of all time, however This Solitude of Cataracts by Wallace Stevens Tha God is a good poem

He never felt twice the same about the flecked river,

Which kept flowing and never the same way twice, flowing

Through many places, as if it stood still in one,

Fixed like a lake on which the wild ducks fluttered,

Ruffling its common reflections, thought-like Monadnocks.

There seemed to be an apostrophe that was not spoken.

There was so much that was real that was not real at all.

He wanted to feel the same way over and over.

He wanted the river to go on flowing the same way,

To keep on flowing. He wanted to walk beside it,

Under the buttonwoods, beneath a moon nailed fast.

He wanted his heart to stop beating and his mind to rest

In a permanent realization, without any wild ducks

Or mountains that were not mountains, just to know how it would be,

Just to know how it would feel, released from destruction,

To be a bronze man breathing under archaic lapis,

Without the oscillations of planetary pass-pass,

Breathing his bronzen breath at the azury center of time.


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if i write a novel

will anyone care?


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Email it to Bloom and ask for critique.



was thinking about sending physical copies to the offices of various lit professors, asking them to read it


I will :)

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ITT: We discuss socialist realism in literature

Pic related: my favorite work of socialist realism

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can't believe i haven't heard of this author before, he seems much more based than Leo



Oh this guy is HUGE in USSR and subsequently Russia. I've heard he was popular with Middle Eastern communists too. His legacy endures despite being the biggest shill out there. In Russia a new miniseries based on this book aired last year.


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Also, his grand-daughter wrote this, a NYRB fanboys favorite.



NYRB has done a lot to translate obscure works to English. Do people collect this particular novel?



I don't know if they collect it. It's just of the more well-known books in the NYRB Classics catalogue.

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can someone translate this please, thanks



In the hall of Alastalo's

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What is the strangest, most unique book you have encountered or read? I'm not sure what to make of it on first read.

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>correspondence form

>unnatural and spiraling narrative

>praised by Nick Land

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I'm aware of the letter and 'general aims and theories' &c., I'm quite well-read in Crane. But I want a definition for 'nahmean', do you see? The word, itself, 'nahmean' - excuse my possible foolishness but you see how these posts don't answer my question. Nor is it in the OED


I guess my favourites are 'Voyages V', 'My Grandmother's Love Letters', 'To Brooklyn Bridge' 'Atlantis', 'Harbor Dawn', 'The Broken Tower'



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…It is ebonics for "know what i mean?"

Broken Tower is gr8

I wonder if Crane was an angel

Why you think he jumped in the ocean?



I recently read Fisher's bio of Crane - he was having a shit time for a good while in Mexico with little money, father dead, and painfully acute alcoholicism - where did all the rimless floods, unfettered leewardings go? he must have been thinking, and then nobody like The Bridge, Emil, his love, departed, Peggy Cowley while fun was probably a strain (though I'm sure it was reciprocated)… and doubting his poetry power: 'My word I poured/ But it was cognate, scored' - in sum, a depressive life, and he had had a few suicide attempts before, and there was the sea, that great wink of eternity, offering her arms…



Feels bad man

Think he needed Stevens' stoicism, irony… He really could have been the best poet of the 20th century

What do you think he meant by this? –

"I feel persuaded that here [America] are destined to be discovered certain as yet undefined spiritual quantities, perhaps a new hierarchy of faith not to be developed so completely elsewhere. And in this process I like to feel myself as a potential factor."



I don't know what to make of it really. What do you think, fellow Cranian?

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Best /fitlit/ recommends?

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hoodwinked again.

OP, read The Topos of Music.


Ernst Jünger's Eumeswil.

Honestly coming up with decent /fit/ literature is pretty hard. Was going to suggest biography of some generals but that's really not /lit/.


Edgar Allan Poe's Tamrelane

Conan the Barbarian chronicles

Kull of Atlantis stories



Mind backing up the recommend?


Look's interesting. I'll give it a go. I haven't read Storm of Steel, but it's on the to do list.

Feel free to submit some biography of general,s I'd be more than willing to give them a look see.

As for /fitlit/, I know the difficulties. I am trying to make a comprehensive and curated list of these upbuilding works. Another from the list which I think qualifies is Macbeth.


I'll give Poe a read now.

As for Conan and Kull, I have never read them. Do have have literary/aesthetic merit?



Conan is surprisingly good. Although some would say the prose is purple, there's only so much you can expect from what was basically pulp literature during its time. Reminds of Clark Ashton Smith and George Sterling. Interesting, lurid (in a good way) diction and varied, archaic syntax.

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How's the writing career coming, /litpat/?

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I've been focusing on poetry recently also. Been writing quite a bit of poetry, in fact. I've even gotten two poems published this year, so maybe it's a sign that this is what I'm meant to do.



Who are some big influences on your writing?


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My current poetry kick was started by two grad school classes I took, one semester after the other. Last Fall I took a class on the English Romantics, and this Spring I took a class on pastoral poetry. So those two are big sources of my poetic inspiration.

In particular, I had an extraordinary time learning about pastoral poetry. We read Theocritus, Virgil, Sannazaro, Spenser, and Milton. Our professor called it the "key to the whole English department," and I believe, in hindsight, that he was correct. It helped me understand the esotericism that lies beneath the surface of all great art. So there's something of that in my poetry, as well.



What type of poetry are you working on? I'm (>>1328) working on a collection of ballads, and creating a number of sonnets for practice (not to mention blank verse in order to prep for my next play).


Aside from Paradise Lost, what other Milton poems are essential? PL was great, but everything else I have read from M has been a little lacklustre.

I'd also be interested in Sannazaro and Spenser recommends.



In the pastoral class, we read "Lycidas," which I would recommend. Beyond that, for Milton, try Samson Agonistes, and if you want something a little different, try Paradise Regained.

All of Spenser is good. We read "The Shepheardes Calendar" in the class, but there is also, of course, The Fairie Queene.

As for what I, myself, am working on these days, I tend to sort of wait for inspiration to come to me to write individual poems. I have larger works planned, including a great epic that will span not just poetry but prose as well, but much of my work springs from ideas of the moment.

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There was a time in my humble yet sheltered life that I thought I am interested in traditionalism and perennial philosophy. In retrospect, flourishing in a community in which religion still rings the heartstrings of people, I never actually felt any faith, and wanted to search for it. As I read some of literature associated with perennial knowledge, realized I am disagreeing with virtually all of it, and they did not generate any emotional response in me. Knocking on the doors of mysticism and Hindu doctrines only had aesthetic value for me. In contrast, I find the time I have spent immersing in philosophy of science, logic and mathematics quite rewarding, and although it may be an unorthodox reaction, feel as if I can connect with those modes of thought spiritually. Is it because I am still young? Is it due to never having done psychedelics? Does the urban enviroment play a siginificant role? One should bear in mind the possibility that he is not ready to receive that type of knowledge yet, or not worthy of it at all. Never was in abyss of atheistic redditor Americana scientism ignorance, never will be, countinuning with a lantern fashioned by skepticism.

Literary fiction for this feel?

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It's bout that despairin'

It's main value for me was to help me see that despairin' really doesn't lead anywhere

Ie maybe try something different


Did you try Evola? It seems he takes a different approach to the rest by advocating an inward path to realisation, at least that's the impression I got after reading Ride the Tiger and the start of Introduction to Magic. I find his work a lot more interesting because the state of religion in the west is dire and I can't see how any traditional institution could survive here without compromising on the fundamentals.


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go to sleep, John



I have read Evola's Ride the Tiger but didn't notice this. Maybe I should read him more. I want to read Meditations on the Peaks and Metaphysics of War next, they I think align with my interests well.


Shut up nerd

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What does /litpat/ think of Leo Malet?

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>that 30 year old boomer who creates a new board because he liked how /lit/ was back in his day

(>being a 14yo boomer)


>that 12 year old boomer who thinks asking whether video games are art is funny

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