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>Uh, anon, why do you have a book written by the Unabomber on your shelf? You know that guy is a murderer don't you?


That's fine, I can seperate an author from his work.


No I didn't wow you're really smart haha.

lol Wouldn't it be funny if we accidentally kissed lol haha


wow what a chad


<anon, please let go of my arm
<you're really hurting me


I have a book written by Theodore John Kaczynski on my bookshelf because I wanted to read his work.
Yes, I know that guy is a murderer

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54 chapters done. I don't think I can handle the archaic english and passage-tier sentences and boring whaling facts anymore. Should I stick with the book, skip to the last dozen chapters where the action begins or just drop it?
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>archaic english
Nigger it was written in the mid 1800s. The English is mostly the same as what we speak today.


Yeah but Herman Melville was a fucking autist. Here, this is a short story by Melville, it's called Bartleby the Scrivener.
Even for his own day, his writing was needlessly archaic.


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Melville confirmed patrician.


If Bartleby is the one with the slave ship then it's such a kino shortstory and I can't rec. it enough.
Melville was a huge autistic though but instead of trains he was obsessed with boats, so much so that if he had never wrote Moby Dick he would be remembered as that autistic boatfucker. Only scholars don't get filtered by his blatant mechanophilia.


>If Bartleby is the one with the slave ship
Nah it's the one about the Wall Street clerk.

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I know normalfags are plebs, but… damn.


>ready player jew
>some gay shit
>some more gay shit
>some gay novel written by some faggot with two letters for his first and middle name since he thinks hes as important as Tolkien and Lovecraft

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How many years of reading experience do I need to take on this bad boy?


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Three-four months, five at maximum. If you've been reading more than 5 months I wouldn't recommend trying it.


When I first started reading professionally I chose this as my third book, so I agree with >>733 it remains one of my favourites and if I was locked in a lifetime prison or desert island I would bring it along because every read-through is different. There's even a publication since the 60s that is still going which discusses the book. I also use it to Dan on King and Grisham fags who think they read high-lit.


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u cannot nevur b unread enuff 2 funnigate awl dogged nur-revir ruff ean duh wake's wufft >%^)

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I want to read Philip Sidney's Arcadia. Should I read the complete Old Arcadia, the unfinished New Arcadia or the Frankenstein composite version his sister made?


Me, I trust women, especially women who judge literature and assemble compositions. His sister recommended the complete Old Arcadia.

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Alright folks everyone here's probably seen/heard/read about tribulations Gahoole's gone through so I figured now's as good a time as any to thingify up and quorum as to the future of the board.

/lit/'s activity has stabilized to a level that's quite preferable for BO like myself (p. quiet moast ov time, long stretches between replies, general solid contributive effort and poast quality overall as consequence) and the only thing I would personally like to change about that is curating literary werks frum board populace to distribute accordingly to masses/uninitiated/non-littified lachrymose lackolytes ov smellin wat the rock's cookin.

This is why I am announcing the launch of the /LIT/TYZEN'S FEUILLETON - a conglomerated selection ov /lit/ty submissions and quality poasts frum the board published every 4 months ean stripped down, minimalist format focusean awn text transmitted, gnawt impetuousness acquitted by niftiness oar committed 2 obsequious butterbawlean ov present day curator (aka ur cicisbeo BO, mie %^> )

Potential (perpetuity'd) pieces for the /LIT/TYZEN'S FEUILLETON include:

- Excerpts from current standing of the "/lit/ writes a novel thread"
- Excerpts from any recent progress on a /lit/ board project
- Board defining poasts or threads, transcribed in their entirety/includean relevant image poastings
- Anything you desire to transmit to [email protected] that passes behe/lit/ty /lit/muster test

The plan is to have a larger, free-wheeling document snapshotting poastings/contributions @ the time of inception as opposed 2 focused sifting for "literary" logorrhea value OR holistic proprietorship of literary media proffered 2 public - feel free to submit werks u would submit 2 other places or have submitted before.

If anyone has requests/complaints/critiques about the board/the mag/etc., poast'm here. More information will be coming sewn about deadlines for first issue but eye'd want it aot there by January 2021 @ latest.
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Don't miss these limericks from Anyaposter


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snagged'm auwp, tanks 4 the tippo frendippo %^>


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aight eye noe eye gaeve yaw'll the gavel's galvaudevillian goe-araond awn unstickyean duh thred but eye PRAWMISC dis'll b last week den it returns 2 dustbin ov sullied regbump bupkus bumpkin land %^<

giving an upd8 awn THE /LIT/TYZEN'S FEUILLETON 4 those interested - about 60 pages-ish in w/ current submissions/harvest aot the present poasts awn board n am still waitin awn hearin back from 4-5 ppl baot their submissions. da biggur da bettur 4 incipient weadhurs soe if you have anything ur willin 2 put forward 2 represent the /lit/tyest board known 2 man contact [email protected] w/ ur exposes n gazettish gazeallotry POSTHASTE since bie the end ov da month eye'm lookin 2 have a deadline (ean reality diz will prolly b the 1st soft 1 %^x but aim high and alight w/ w/e arc comes w/ time iz mie practical methodology soe w/e)

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT WANT UR POSTS ON THIS BOARD INCORPORATED EAN2 THE FEUILLETON VIA FUTURE PUBLICATIONS, MARK THEM AS "NF" IN THE NAME OR SUBJECT FIELD OR INDICATE EARLY/LATE IN THE BODY OF YOUR TEXT YOU DO NOT DESIRE GOING TO PRINT! i'll b subsumin the above into the board intro soe ppl noe baot forked flier furtherance ov poasts hurr ean general but since we onlee rly gawt a coupla die-hard niggas awn reg eet'll b fine mentioned hurr initially imo

tanks 4 soldierin alawng w/ da rest ov us as we attempt 2 solder a dulcet, non-polyesteryear-poseur selvedge 2 the welcomin ov a nu dawn ov /lit/ty %^D o7


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Billy And The Clown is an overlooked work of legitimate historic merit. During the live narration debut of this work MDE's Sam Hyde proclaimed it to be a long studied legend of uncertain origin, intended to be featured in what turned out to be the groups first and only print publication which for various reasons in this instance shall remain unnamed. Neither of these assertions turned out to be true.

Billy And The Clown is an overlooked work of legitimate historic merit. During the live narration debut of this work MDE's Sam Hyde proclaimed it to be a long studied legend of uncertain origin, intended to be featured in what turned out to be the groups first and only print publication which for various reasons in this instance shall remain unnamed. Neither of these assertions turned out to be true.

Today overshadowed by the tragedy/memes/comeuppance visited on the creative minds behind Billy And The Clown, the work has become widely disregarded, if known at all, by academia and the culture at large. This is an injustice to both the the wider public and to the post-ironic modern bildungsroman, crypto-genius genre-bending cultural satire, and performative monologue itself, that is Billy And The Clown. Not only is the work extremely complex thematically and comedically, but the manner in which it captures and brings to life an element of experience known to many that may be wholly unique to the modern psyche is singular in nature. In a way the story of Billy And The Clown is the story of all of us, and therefore possibly one of contemporary literature's (if not greatest, and if not good,) only modern great American novels.

This is something that has to be done. Thus here proposed is the beginning of a public work: The Literary Analysis of Billy And The Clown.

For those interested and therefore intending to review the work again, or perhaps unfamiliar with the work entirely, I've found a re-upload of the original event in it's entirety (stranger's channel). I recommend this version over the more widely available abridged videos as the periodic ~13 minute intervals of Hyde's coughing, snorting, shouting at his computer and surroundings, or simply leaving the desk and room the camera is stationed in for multiple indeterminate periods of time, as well as the presumably unchoreographed musical interlude dancing to the entirety of 'Clubbed To Death' by Rob Dougan are as much an integral part of the full experience as any other.

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I should also say that I began transcribing billy and the clown. Only got 6 chapter/~1 hour in, but still, its something I plan on finishing. I'd love to include a dense introduction with the pdf Im gonna make, something I'll have to write later


Can't you just download the captions from the video?


God's work, anon. I want a copy of that pdf when it's ready.

Trusting a machine isn't the academic move.

Sorry this is taking so long. I hadn't realized how unprepared I was for either billy or the clown. Will update with some collected thoughts soon.


Just keep me posted, I'll rewatch the video tomorrow and collect some of my old thoughts


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Here's the first 30 pages or so of the transcript, Ill work on it later when I have more free time. Its just such a process, you know.

Has anyone ever reached out to Sam to see if he still has the original story saved? The stream is closer to a decade old, so who knows.

After I type everything out I was going to also have an edited vrsion that is the story without any of sam's commentary.

[spoiler]I was also going to do a few illustrations afterwards[/spoiler]

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What's /lit/'s board mascot?


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if it isn't litty, it ain't /lit/ty

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recommend me some of those books that smart people read. I want to be able to say things about smart subjects, and pretend I know what i'm talking about.
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Was looking more for books about things, not fiction. Is there a book that actually effectively explains economics, free of any particular ideology?


>i want/need a thing
>thing is other, need to get thing
>expend x to gain thing, maybe
>else other has thing and no want fight or am lazy and no want produce thing
>give different thing to get thing but then other other want thing but also i pretend thing have value and also no value but value also me getting thing is value and making thing is value and value is no value but value also niggers
>other other upset that i got thing and he no
>continue to make shit up until you understand economics, just like everybody else
I have saved you several years paying for bullshit.


Oh, also, the most important part, learn to get really upset about other people taking part in making up bullshit, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with your bullshit.


What if I wanted to "read history"? Is there like a 200 page book that'll fill me in?


200 pages!? Why inconvenience yourself?
All you gotta know is that absolutely NOBODY can, without a shadow of a doubt, tell you about our origin story, without making somebody else upset.
I mean you've got Africa, India, Europe, Antarctica, shifting tectonics, ALIENS, jews, ???, the moon, goopy poop, and 'whatever current subsuperpower wants to be world superpower at the moment that all of a sudden found a whole bunch of stuff that indicates they're the first and best'. That's a lot! Thankfully though, 'subsuperpower that wants to be superpower' has been shown to be the most likely in this age, so, for now, it's settled science!
As for the rest of it? It doesn't matter anyway thanks to postmodernism I mean nihilism. Make it up! We've been doing it for, at bare minimumm (depending on how you define 'rewriting'), a little over a century now, because SOMEBODY didn't get the joke originally, and has been throwing a hissy fit ever since.
Of course, maybe you want to fit in with your peers, in which case, just talk about your favorite music, or what useless things you bought recently instead! Nobody, and I mean nobody, wants to hear 'smart talk', it's boring and my attention span only lasts a few seconds before I need to talk about something I saw on social media so I can feel empowered and comfortable!

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I'm currently reading Pandora's Lab. Slightly pozzed, especially the opening but a brilliant read. Would recommend.

What are y'all reading?
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I can't read


Read Journal of the Plague Year by Defoe. Pretty convincing book obviously there were a lot of parallels to this outbreak and also some good advice.
>the best Physick against the Plague is to run away from it


Finally got around to reading Blood Meridian. Highly recommended stuff anons if you haven't read it already.




>but brilliant read
go back to cuckchan and kill yourself you dumb faggot

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