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Alright 4chan /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/ to halfchan in 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…

Ground rules for /litpat/:

The focus of this board is literary fiction and philosophy; please attempt to focus on these two subjects. Other subjects up for discussion: psychoanalysis, economics, sociology, hypermedia, visual art, architecture.

No political posts unless they involve academic political philosophy; if you post far-right political thinkers out of context, you will be temporarily banned. If you post far-left political thinkers outside of the framework of academic political philosophy or socialist realist fiction, expect similar treatment. This does not mean that fiction writers with fascist or Marxist tendencies are not up for discussion; just do not try to promote political views. Discussion of political philosophy is encouraged; active promotion of such philosophy is not.

Anything that smells of /pol/ shitposting will result in permaban.

Put explicit porn in spoilers or the file will be deleted.

Writing/critique threads are actively encouraged.

Only Gene Wolfe posting is acceptable: all other genre-fiction posting will result in a temporary ban.

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See pictured. This should be mandatory reading in every public school.


why tho


New Testament


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based and breadpilled



if you are oblivous cuck, yes

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post literary memes, boyyos

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God I hate that whiny bastard. So full of ressentiment, no a e s t h e t i c s

So sad!


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Range banned from halfchan. And no proxy works anymore. Not willing to buy a pass. You're my only remaining space, lead pad.


god I wish they would ban me so I could finally stop fucking going there

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A couple of years ago I started to play D&D, I was really bad at the narrative aspect, I was terrible at coming up with characters or plots. I managed to overcome that but but I still tried to read common sci fi and fantasy to seek inspiration but I could not get into it.

Anyone else feels this? Having a hard to enjoy or even getting into genre fiction? On the novels I've tried I never read more than one chapter, it always feels so hollow.


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that's bcuz most genre fiction writers are shit m8

read some gene wolfe m80



I knew it'll be bad but not this bad



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officially ded :(




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Who here cyberpunk? I mean in the philosophical sense rather than simply reading the subsection of the science fiction genre.

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>tfw just ordered fanged noumena

what am i in for lads?



I plan to have the pdf printed myself. Ain't no scalper gonna finesse my hard earned money.



For sure. Nigger.



Like your attached pic you're in for 600 pages of word salad. It's seriously annoying to read as the paragraphs feels like loosely connected twitter posts strung together.


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Some Core and Periphery theory and a lot of speed driven key-stabbing.

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ITT: God-tier neo-bourgeoisie "theory" nerd cringe.

>anything published by Semiotext(e)

>anything Tiqqun

>anything on Zero Books

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This dude got heavily butthurt over me saying Manuel DeLanda has written great secondary literature on Deleuze. And his main objection was that DeLanda did not write in a specifically political goal-oriented muh minorities way, and called him an "entrepreneurial Daniel Dennett". I swear these media studies niggs will make everyone hate the themes associated with Deleuze.

>the face of "I'm totally agaisnt liberal Deleuze studies, look at me, a true militant" theoretician






can feel the soy oozing through my screen




I thought bourgeoisie is dead since 50s, so what's the neo-bourgeoisie?



marxist ideology cannot function without a boogeyman

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anyone ever read this like 7 years ago?

i remember looking at it cause i was curious what it was like to swim in the periphery of the 'literary world' as someone who will never achieve mainstream success. it was like a redpill type thing, soothing myself by looking at them aspire and 'publish' stuff that no one really cared about

if you dont remember this, anyone have a similar version of this?


First time I see it ever. Do you have any of it recorded?

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Hey guys. I really like this board. And I realize we're really not the posting kind. How about we post in this thread once everytime we check the board, with whatever comes to mind? That way we can keep the posts-per-minute a little bit up and maybe a nice discussion pops up from time to time

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you hate 'yourself' because you refuse to become the full realization of the dreams of your forefathers. Build your body soul and mind each day and slowly you will find the hate withers away along with the husk of a man you once were. seek hate and you shall hate. seek to be and you shall be. seek greatness and you will find it so. there is no now; only the prescriptive past and the potential future. You must ask within your own soul: what shall my future be?


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10/10 can relate fam


>7 active IPs

>post quality somehow even lower than /lit/s

dead board lmfao



Pls no i like you guise



Took me a few years but here you are



Cultivate your madness. The first thing there is to know is that normalcy is undesirable; one's got to escape from normalcy, avoid it by any means, sacrifice whatever is necessary. First, no one is truly normal. Everybody has this mask they so carefully polish… and you can see them: pulchre, delightful, they are so normal and besides they're so happy, they're doing everything so well and besides they're doing wonderfully, everything is so beautiful and perfect… and you, with your problems. When night falls, night falls, and you are forced to stare back at their faces, you're lying in bed and it's time for you to fall asleep, but you have to stare back at your demons, because no one knows them as well as you do; nobody like you knows what's inside of you and what you have to deal with […]"

Well that's shittier than I remember.

Everybody post shit you've written so we can destroy it

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Huysmans was a genius. Who else has tackled the sublime subject of female armpits in their writings?


You're gonna have to wait until my notebook desu: essays and ponderings gets published.

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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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post your ideal /lit/ lifestyle

-cold and nearly silent marriage, with sex, with pic related

-alcoholism + small manageable heroin addiction

-wear comfy all black all the time

-hyper minimalist house with almost no possessions except some extremely expensive furniture and art

-work is publishing marxist/poststructural articles in known academic journals

-no children

-grey hair by 29

-suicide around 55

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I do not want an eccentric life. Moving to a small town once I have got my degree, living frugally and alone, saving my income from my main job, spending my time reading and hiking in nature. 25 years later moving to the capital, pursuing wealth, a family, founding a publishing house and cultural institute, and activism.


>falling this hard for a /fa/ pasta

But you posted a Al-Aalam Al-Harbi screen, so you're patrician enough.


I'm living my ideal /lit/ lifestyle but struggling to find motivation/time to read. I also suffer from a minor void of meaning.

I love Chinese women.


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>be a publishing mogul

>coax up-and-coming female writers into letting me sniff their feet in exchange for publishing and promotion

>eventually get #MeToo'd

>get off on the public humiliation and disgrace

>publish my diary years later



I can pretend to be chinese woman if you want.

Ching chong ping pong me rubba you rong time



the absolute racism - at least 'ching chong ping pong' are phonetic Chinese sounds, but ‘rubba you rong time’ is a bastardized reference to Vietnamese hookers, an entirely different professional culture from that of my beloved silk concubines.


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