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Best confederate literature?

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Not outright confederate but Texan novel published in 1867

John Crittenden Duval (1816–1897) was an American writer of Texas literature. He has been noted as being the first Texas man of letters[1] and was dubbed the "Father of Texas Literature" by J. Frank Dobie.[2] His Early Times in Texas was initially published serially in 1867 in Burke's Weekly (Macon, Georgia) and was finally published in book form in 1892. The story, which became a Texas classic, recounted Duval's escape from the Goliad Massacre, in which his own brother Burr H. Duval was killed, as well as other tales.[1]

Another brother, Thomas Howard DuVal, was a distinguished Texas judge. The men's father, William Pope Duval, was a long-time Territorial Governor of Florida.


John Esten Cooke (November 3, 1830 – September 27, 1886) was an American novelist, writer and poet. He was the brother of poet Philip Pendleton Cooke. During the American Civil War, Cooke served as a staff officer for Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in the Confederate States Army cavalry and after Stuart's death, for Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton. Stuart's wife, Flora, was a first cousin of Cooke.

Philip Pendleton Cooke (October 26, 1816 – January 20, 1850) was an American lawyer and minor poet from Virginia. He was the brother of John Esten Cooke.

Philip Pendleton Cooke. 1816–1850

118. Florence Vane

I LOVED thee long and dearly,

Florence Vane;

My life's bright dream, and early,

Hath come again;

I renew, in my fond vision, 5

My heart's dear pain,

My hope, and thy derision,

Florence Vane.

The ruin lone and hoary,

The ruin old, 10

Where thou didst hark my story,

At even told,—

That spot—the hues Elysian

Of sky and plain—

I treasure in my vision, 15

Florence Vane.

Thou wast lovelier than the roses

In their prime;

Thy voice excelled the closes

Of sweetest rhyme; 20

Thy heart was as a river

Without a main.

Would I had loved thee never,

Florence Vane!

But, fairest, coldest wonder! 25

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Nathaniel Beverley Tucker (September 6, 1784 – August 26, 1851) was an American author, judge, legal scholar, and political essayist.

Tucker is probably best remembered for his 1836 novel The Partisan Leader. Set in the United States of 1849, the story depicts a war between secessionist guerrillas in Virginia and a despotic federal government led by President-turned-dictator Martin Van Buren. In Tucker's future, the slaveholding states south of Virginia have already seceded, driven out of the Union by Van Buren's centralizing government and exploitative tariff policy. While the Old Dominion itself remains under federal control, the plot of The Partisan Leader concerns the efforts of patriotic Virginian irregulars to defeat government forces and join the independent Southern Confederacy.

At the onset of the American Civil War, the novel was regarded by many in the North and South as a prophetic vision of the collapse of the Union. It was republished in 1861 in New York with the subtitle "A Key to the Southern Conspiracy"; a Richmond edition of 1862 is subtitled "A Novel, and an Apocalypse of the Origin and Struggles of the Southern Confederacy."






best poems in the thread


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What is the most disturbing novel you have ever read?

pic related, I don't think I could erase the images from certain scenes if I tried


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also this is probably the best novel I've read in the horror genre proper, haven't really read much within the genre so I guess it's also the most disturbing

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ITT: We post recommended reading charts

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What are some books, essays or poems about the inherent beauty of women and the admiration which it demands? I'm not looking for literature on love or desire, just beauty. Like Mishima's writings, but with feminine subjects rather than masculine.

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I just want to second the Mishima suggestion. There is something about beauty and the japanese


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Greeeeeat question

Have often thought all forms of entrancement etc derive from that primary one

Updike has some of the best eyes that have ever existed, and looks at women… Kinda heartless tho?

I think a lot of great writers were gay/half gay dudes who basically wanted to be beautiful women… Look into it

Maybe try Paradise Lost, Milton's description of Eve, just the way he writes her


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>I think a lot of great writers were gay/half gay dudes who basically wanted to be beautiful women… Look into it




1) Repressed/conflicted homosexuality is extremely common among great writers

2) Lot of those writers, especially poets, are motivated by a desire to embody beauty… In language, the thing they have control over

You see this in a more obvious form in male fashion designers kek


You mentioned mishima, habe you read sound oft waves?

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What/lit/ journals,blogs, generally sites (except Tao Lins twitter) do you watch?

I personally regularly check (with RSS reader):

http://thephilosophicalsalon.com/ (slavoj shitposts there)

https://libcom.org (great source for obscure leftist writings)

https://jacobitemag.com/ (post-politics, accelerationism and other cyberpunk fun shit)

https://monthlyreview.org/ (marx, Marx and MARX)

https://nplusonemag.com/ (pure fucking modern lit and phil)

http://www.mantlethought.org/ (postmodernists made more ==FUN==)

I do not post only political stuff as this is not a political board, and I am open to all the views possible.

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This blog is all around great. Other than mainly being about contemporary philosophical trends, feature podcasts and talks, it has some misc /lit/ related posts like a few on Jünger.



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Well-written and sourced blog on Mazdayasna, its lore and theology.




Nearly perfect literature blog, regular updates, elaborate effort posts, irregular books.













All me. Other posters on this board are shite philistines, as demonstrated by their autism on 4/lit/.

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the absolute state of cuckchan /lit/

remember: 4chan /lit/ is a SFW board

I was banned within 5 minutes because I lightly shilled /litpat/

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why do people give so much of a shit about others politics on a board about books



It's the hatecancer



It's /pol/ (is cancer) which gives you brain cancer.


Hi; I am from 4chan /lit/ and this place seems cool. The first thread I saw though was on about if video games can be considered art. This board isn't about video games and yet it seems like there is discussion going on in that thread. . .


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Hi Ian! What video games are you currently playing?

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post anything that isn't complete DFW and I will add it as a banner

same goes for custom flags

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Robotic Liberation is a pressing issue in these trying times.


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added, thanks



I really like the 'Pass the Hemlock' and 'Hegel's Eyes'.


Great gif!

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Dear /litpat/

Was listening to the Run the Jewels (El-P + Killer Mike) albums, and El-P's lyrics (+ delivery) are pretty /lit/… Some examples (listen to the track though):

From Sea Legs


"See the truth from the womb is a fool-proof plan to be doomed while the damned do they dances

So I move through the room like an animal fooling a master

But I don't got love for the hand with the food, matter fact I am drooling at that shit

I don't only bite, but I'm rabid

Try to pet my fucking head again and I'mma put a tooth through the flesh of the palm that you jack with

This city just screams black magic, and the threat to my heart got traction"

From Hey Kids


"I disrobe like pederast pope on a play-date

Better call mayday, baby I'll spray, I'm an AK

They flayed and plated, I'm serving dead meat fame to table

Cain to Abel, death's apprentice

Run the Jewels'll make last breaths Brexit"

From Thieves


"Late night, same night, "God, let me sleep, please, I'm begging you"

(Said, "Don't be afraid")

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Yung Lean

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In all seriousness, what are some books to read if you want to be more masculine?

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Also Updike goes hard in the heterosexual paint and yet


Interesting question /litpat/, who's the malest mafucka in all of literature?


Spoiler: it's Emily Dickinson



That's global for 8chan. Use an adblocker.

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What am I to believe? If the angel in his cloud,

Serenely gazing at the violent abyss,

Plucks on his strings to pluck abysmal glory,

Leaps downward through evening’s revelations, and

On his spredden wings, needs nothing but deep space,

Forgets the gold centre, the golden destiny,

Grows warm in the motionless motion of his flight,

Am I that imagine this angel less satisfied?

Are the wings his, the lapis-haunted air?

Is it he or is it I that experience this?

Is it I then that keep saying there is an hour

Filled with expressible bliss, in which I have

No need, am happy, forget need’s golden hand,

Am satisfied without solacing majesty,

And if there is an hour there is a day,

There is a month, a year, there is a time

In which majesty is a mirror of the self:

I have not but I am and as I am, I am.

These external regions, what do we fill them with

Except reflections, the escapades of death,

Cinderella fulfilling herself beneath the roof?


These external regions, /litpat/, what do we fill them with, except reflections?




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>post a thread on cuck/lit/

>an hour and 122 replies later


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>140 replies

quekking hard rn


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>169 replies

how long can it last


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"Alright /lit/erati, old /lit/ has died— to those of us who have browsed the board for years, it has become apparent that the quality of the board has decreased. One can blame this on a number of factors— the introduction of /pol/ (is cancer) to 2011, an increase in the number of younger and less experienced readers into the folds of /lit/ (and 4chan, generally) over the years, the introduction of general threads, the exodus from /lit/ due to the creation of /his/, the influx of genre-fiction related posts, etc…

/litpat/ does not have captcha, it does not allow /pol/ (is cancer) shitposting, it is old /lit/"

post this as a thread and you will get (You)'s or your money back


>204 posts


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Is it possible to live the literary life w/o inherited wealth or winning the market jackpot?

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How is this different from "eat. game. sleep. repeat." retards? And without real life experiences related to work how can you even write something worthwhile? You can live a frugal life by working a part time job, preferably lit related (library lackey or bookstore clerk). Being a night security guard is good for that too.





Au contraire. Live with a job that's as lit unrelated as possible. That way you come back home thirsty.

>Is it possible to live the literary life w/o inherited wealth or winning the market jackpot?

This is retarded on many levels but let's cut it short: what do you think the best authors did to support themselves? Bukowski, Hem, Garcia Marquez, Nietzsche, Kafka ffs, name any. Most authors of our time had to work their asses off and write and read in the spare time. Also as >>1069 said you need real life experiences not necessarily from work but, if your life was already solved financially, if you have no real world pressing matters (your kid has tb and so on), what will motivate you towards fertile chaos?


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There is no "literary life" there is just life. Writing is interpretation of reality you have to have experience and knowledge to be able to write anything of any worth, you have to have something going on outside of writing. A literary centered life is something else, and it is often best lived by modest means.


No, but there are enough books

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What does /litpat/ think of n+1?


pretentious shit

most of it is political


I sent them a short story a week and a half ago, I have yet to hear a response one way or the other.

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Which English translation is best?

inb4 >reading translations


It's true though, you have to have a high level knowledge of German to undertstand Hegel.



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He any good? What little I've read I didn't like. Should I read on anyway?

William Gass general.

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I got annoyed by the wordplay in Blue. But I guess that might be irresistible to a writer working on that kind of essay.

The Tunnel is a doorstop. Try his novellas if you like his stuff.


everytime i read his work, i feel gassy


its really self indulgent but it's got some seriously astounding prose. overall i'm leaning towards a recommend, because it's inarguably a massively important novel but you better make sure you like gass if you plan to get through all of it. i suggest familiarizing yourself with some freud, esp. vis-a-vis the interpretation of dreams, the pathopsychology of everyday life (specifically the concept of parapraxes etc) beforehand; your reading will benefit.



i mean the tunnel btw



And he really likes Rilke

What does this mean

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