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1. Global rules relating to illegal/board-jeopardizing content are enforced.
2. Slander/libel Dwayne "Wanton Waylaid Bercesure-Jobber Names" "The Rock" Johnson at ur own peril.
3. As much as possible keep discussion related to literature or its creation/critique. Philosophy threads should preferably pertain to a direct written source (this definition's flexible in anticipation of wat ppl like 2 use these boards 4), branching out accordingly. /lit/ boards regularly serve as catch-awls for "social science" discussion, which suffices in moderation but doesn't excuse eschewing conversation about the board's chosen topic + its baseline medium (writtan + reedan).
4. Poasts awn this board are occasionally harvested foar submissions ean2 the board magazine, The /lit/tyzen's Feuilleton - if you do not desire your poasts 2 evur find their waie ean2 the feuilleton, please note in the subject phield oar body "NF".

This will serve as holding grounds for collective /lit/izens blasted to the four winds after the kunpocalypse to regroup or form a new home. Once metrics justify attempt @ consensus I will post stickied meta thread evaluating what the community wants the board to focus on and we'll proceed from there.

/lit/ will inevitably (and hopefully) remain a slow board, so post appropriately & enjoy your stay.


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Friends from the webring:

https://alogs.theguntretort.com/pdfs/ - Grimoires, chirographs, and off-mint manuscripts enter the age of endless, eternal propagation.
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Frans frum overtoobs:

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https://brainiacplaza.net/forums/ - BRAINIACPALOOZA IS COMIN' FOR YOU BROTHER!
https://superpredator.zone - THE OLD GODS ARE WAKING UP
https://encyclopedia.zone - The #1 home for shitposting on the Internet.

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The door was…
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Lizard Bob Saget dropped the platter of British Broadcasting with a battle-screech. Pablo threw you at the pack of ornery niggers.

"Break those bucks, my pickley amigo!" bade the mantid. With that, your body changed into

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APEX JANNY CROWNEAN AMBER ALERT: For the updated book club listings, C >>732

NUMERO DULCE: 4 DA /lit/PENDIUM (aka BACKLAWG OV SUBMISSIONS), C THIS MEGA: https://mega.nz/folder/ThhnnayI#T30OHb3sHifcmVzLlnkYZg

Good weekend my friends,

I tried to find a way to show my randomizer results but I couldn't figure out how and I was ill prepared and didn't write it out properly. Anyways, their weeks pick was Eugene Onegin by Pushkin.

>The story is told by a narrator (a lightly fictionalized version of Pushkin's public image), whose tone is educated, worldly, and intimate. The narrator digresses at times, usually to expand on aspects of this social and intellectual world. This narrative style allows for a development of the characters and emphasizes the drama of the plot despite its relative simplicity. The book is admired for the artfulness of its verse narrative as well as for its exploration of life, death, love, ennui, convention, and passion.

Now the pdf is not the Nabakov translation which is what was requested but I could not find the ebook for that.

This is a shorter novel (thank goodness), essentially I don't want to pressure you all into concluding each novel on time but at least a solid list will be built and we can read on our own time.

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Just do audiobook format, reading takes time and until you treat it as a past time and not a goal you wont enjoy it (probably). I take the file and download it on my phone, then I use Epubator to convert it to a pdf, then I use AIreader and text to speech it, then when Im driving or walking I listen to the soothing voice of my robot gf as she narrates the stories to me (at x175 speed).

If I actually sit down to read I prefer a physical book, no distractions and no deadlines, you should also consider its an average of like 10 hours investment so thats where treating it not as a goal comes in.

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Written in the middle of the 19th century, Debit and Credit (AKA Soll und Haben) by Gustav Freytag is a very interesting work. It was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed German novels ever written until 1945. Supposedly wealthy German fathers would buy it as a gift for their sons when they reached adulthood because of it's encapsulation of Prussian middleclass values. The reason it fell out of favor after WWII is because of it's negative portrayals of Jews and Poles, although not all Jews and Poles in the novel are villains. The main story is about a young German businessman who gets caught up in a struggle between a declining Silesian aristocratic family and Jewish moneylenders.
All the social and political aspects aside, it's just a well written novel. It strikes a unique balance between romanticism and realism which makes it very enjoyable to read if you like old literature.


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an oaldie but guudie, awldoe eet ain't technically a boundid tome per se -

The Philmarillion, duh artistic stalkean expose/rhubricized nightmaer fixation awn sum zebrabawl /sp/ tripfag gnamed UTV:

i noe whew wrote this btw %^x but we ain't snitch-snitchean aot the jitt-jittens raond hurr >%^)


I don't know how to read, though. Where should I start?


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Where am I suppose to be able to find books? Amazon a shit, Barnes & Noble a shit, there ain't shit worth of bookstores around me. I have money and I must spend it on reading. My particular itch is for Bavarian history and non-Roman European history.
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Why is that gook begging to get throatfucked?


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if u have money get a deluxe ebook reader
and dial up libgen.rs and trantor.is and download everything


That is the natural state of all gooks. They crave the BWC pulsating in their throats.


For Gutenberg and all the majors wikis datasets you can download them in their entirety over at
Then you can read them with a .zim file reader or host your own local server and access it through your web browser.

If you need to spend money go to thrift or second hand stores for a huge variety. Universities and libraries used to have book fairs back in the pre-COVID days that were pretty good. Some of my favorite books were found there by accident.


Alibris has always served me well. Used book stores in meatspace (the local kind, not half-price books, etc.) have nice finds as well.

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Post your works, anons
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Here is a short poem I wrote about fags with herpes:

their firey passions beseech,
the raisin cake of pure bleach,
thus upon themselves they bring,
a poke which causes them sting,
and the righteous furies of yore,
make them mighty sore,
for in their holes now bores,
a pus-filled boil that gores,
and could not hurt them more.
so the raisin cake of pure bleach,
is no longer the sight they seek,
for they can't even take a seat.


After a three and a half month spell of basically nothing I finally had a usable fucking idea for a short story the other day. Just sent out the manuscript today, feels good man.


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>go to back up current writefag project
>file is fucking gone somehow


><"I hope you don't mind that there are also a small number of small images"
Please, tell us more.

>6 months go by



Not too much to tell. It was a horror story about a strange symbol, and I thought it would be appropriate to throw a few small pngs of that symbol into the text where it was relevant.

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What are some good audiobooks I can download from Audiobookbay?


I find a lot of Shakespeare productions are pretty high end. A quick perusal and I couldnt see if you can sort by production company but Tantor and Blackstone have been really good to me. The War of the Worlds usually has that radio program as an audiobook.


I very much enjoyed Paul Giamatti's reading of A Scanner Darkly.

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Please suggest books to read which are considered the foundation of western literature. No cuck shit.

So far I have:
The Divine Comedy
The Canterbury Tales
The Death of Arthur
Orlando Furioso
Jerusalem Delivered
The Faerie Queene
Paradise Lost
The Pilgrim's Progress
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>t. seething redditors


>imagining each of those nations writers were not reading each other and thus heavily influential to each other
>imagining that they do not share common sources for ideas and traditions.


About Don Quixote: before reading it check out at least one knight epic referenced in his library, some get thumbed through by the monk and some other guy when they are about to burn it in Part I.

It's amazing reading Amadís de Gaula and realizing it is better than anything the people that wax poetry about Quixote and the jump to contemporary literature have ever written.


Omg! Quick! Someone yell all you can eat KFC outside with Diet Coke to get that kid out of that thing!


>Orlando Furioso
Read Orlando Innamorato first.

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What did he mean by this?
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Anonymous is best author.
He wrote:
>The Epic of Gilgamesh
>The Egyptian Book of the Dead
>The Elder Edda
>The Nibelungenlied
>The Song of Roland
>The Song of My Cid
>Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
and countless other works that single-handedly btfo Dante and Shakespeare's entire bibliographies.



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Video games are the only true litrature


Zork is literature


reminder that this jew dude started gamegate

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Post all personal writing projects (zines/poetry collections/essays/fiction/etc.) or links to such in this thread.
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After getting #MeToo'd in 2017 the controversial award-winning comedian turned social activist, Louis C.K. had withdrawn from the spotlight and rumours began to circulate online and in the press. There were rumours that he had travelled to Africa or had died during the BLM protests, but after months of research it became known that he had become a monk and cult leader, and that he and his followers and acquired a large estate in the so-called "Borscht Belt" of the Catskill Mountains. The site had been a former holiday resort, but had now been transformed into a religious commune. Some claimed it was a degenerate and nefarious sex cult funded by Jews, while others discarded this and referred to them as harmless truthseekers with an alternate view on race relations.

In order to get to the bottom of this and confirm or deny the allegations we set out to visit their compound and to talk to the man himself.

Opinion in the nearby town appeared to be heated, though none of the denizens wished to speak to us, or any other outsiders. Only the local sheriff agreed to talk to us, though he had to cut the interview short since he was rather busy at the moment due to the disappearance of two hitchhikers in the nearby Catskill Park. Six young white women had gone missing in the area in the span of just four months. "It began around the time these cultists moved in," the sheriff said. "Of course," he quickly clarified, "I do not mean to insinuate that the two are connected in any way. The two events merely happened to coincide."

With our worries thus put to rest we began on our journey towards the cult's estate in good spirits, eager to speak to the now so reclusive comedian. As we drove along the road we could not help but notice that a great number of houses appeared to be empty and boarded up, while others had for sale signs put up.

A long, winding dirt road cut through the densely forested wilderness for miles and miles. After a while we reached our destination and were greeted by a large portal of solid timber. The name of the former holiday resort had been graffitti'd over with the name "Blackhaven".

We were greeted by a representative we had contacted beforehand, who had agreed to show us around. Our arrival attracted some attention from the members of the cult, who eyed us suspiciously.

As we made our way through the main camp we noticed a large clearing some distance off, and in the middle there appeared to be the remainPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


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a fate werse den the psionic rivenin endemic 2 ne lovecraftian yarn…awlmoast moar deserved awn /truth/ tbh


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Yes, indeed! I did draw inspiration from several /truth/-related sources to write that awful thing. When the idea that entered my mind I just couldn't get rid of it till I had hastily written it down. Normally I would just banish it to a folder and never look at it again, but I thought that perhaps some of the /lit/yzens might find it amusing or entertaining, in whole or just bits and parts of it.
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That was a great read, also Catskill Mountains being both the original place of the Nuwaubian cult and a Lovecraftian setting really helps bridge things together.
I went for a /truth/ adjacent story for the upcoming issue of the Feuilleton too but honestly it's not quite on the same level, it's low grade pulp I hacked together.


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The phone rang.
Yakuza heard a female voice on the other side of the line.
"Surprised, hapafag? This time I'm going to shut you up for good."
The blood drained from his face. This couldn't be true. How could that autistic French housewife have tracked him down? He always used a mobile phone to post.
"Looks like I have already succeeded. HA HAHA HAHAHA!" she said almost surrendering her will to her sinister laughter.
"H-how did you find me?"
"TA GUEULE HAPAFAG! You don't talk if I don't tell you to! But to answer your question, you have bought Priscilla albums this month haven't you?"
"I was the seller. I know your phone number, your city, your address and even your email now. And even worse, I've located your Suavelos profile. God, I never thought it could be more embarrassing than what you post on my board."
Yakuza hanged up. "Good. -she told herself- Maybe this time he means it"
The very next day, he was posting on her board again like nothing happened.


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