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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.


Any novel that has been banned at any point in time of its publication.


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Starting off with a provocative title White Niggers of America
This one will be a brief history of Quebecers being exploited for English scum similar to blacks in the South. It's relatively short and I was able to find a link easily. Could go under
Criminal Intent as well, the author wrote the book as the head of the Front Liberation Quebec while in jail for bombings which killed a few people.


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Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie


>The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. As with his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters. The title refers to the satanic verses, a group of Quranic verses that refer to three pagan Meccan goddesses: Allāt, Uzza, and Manāt. The part of the story that deals with the "satanic verses" was based on accounts from the historians al-Waqidi and al-Tabari.

>The Satanic Verses controversy, also known as the Rushdie Affair, was the heated reaction of Muslims to the publication of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses, which was first published in the United Kingdom in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. Many Muslims accused Rushdie of blasphemy or unbelief and in 1989 the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran issued a fatwa ordering Muslims to kill Rushdie. Numerous killings, attempted killings, and bombings resulted in response to the novel

But remember Islam is a religion of peace!


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Aeropatagitica by Milton


>Areopagitica is among history's most influential and impassioned philosophical defences of the principle of a right to freedom of speech and expression. Many of its expressed principles have formed the basis for modern justifications.

It's longer than you think


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did u wanna haev a thread each week 4 commentary awn the reedin oar r >we just knockin'em aot @ a steady clip? i'm k00l 4 w/e just lmk - eef its gunna b weekly overturn lyk this eye'll probably gnawt sticky the threads unless u wanna aggregate the weeks ean2 a monthly general oar w/e since it'll usually reside @ top of the page newaie.

gunna double poast 4 mie rec


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A rebours - Joris-Karl Huysmans; http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/jkh/rebours.html

precursor/inspiration 4 flaneur period ov oscar wilde's aotput, a rebours wuz banned ean plethora ov countries @ time ov eets publishean due 2 eets scandalous deviation frum naturalism ov eets tyme n superb catholic btfoean via weaponized dilettantism


Knocking em out at a steady clip I think and I don't think we need to sticky it cause let's face it there's 4 people on this board. It's gonna be tough and in retrospect I wish I hadn't done weekly, maybe biweekly would be more appropriate in the new year, I just don't see myself being able to keep up with a longer work gets selected but we'll see, I'm trying to do more short ones with a long one thrown in for a bit of a gamble.


I do fear I will flood your catalogue so maybe I can do a month per new thread, so next week I'll bump this thread actually with the updated image.


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wuz contemplatean wtf 2 dew n thinq eye've gawt flight plan 4 fewchor nom daies down pat:

- expand current topic list to fit biweekly schedule (dis prolly necessitates slight readjustment awn ur end e.g. 4 christmas entrie soe eet falls awn such a week but hopefully not 2 big a deal given we're @ inception ov endeavor)
- current thread remains stickied 4 upcoming 4 nominations
- thread doubles as nomination thread & commentary thred 4 ppls thawts awn the books, reviews mayb?, etc
- quotepoasting preceding biweekly book listean w/ nu book listing 4 easy blockean ov nomination/critique weeks
- once a 4 nom cycle's completed eye'll unstiqqy the thread 4 a nu 1, w/ cycle resetting then

this prevents clutter by ensurean only 6 individual threads r ever made awn the board on a yearly basis while awlsoe segmentean nominations bie quotepoast across course of said thread allowing ez reference + access 4 ne1 luekin 2 catch auwp/read poaster comments awn specific book @ specific time period - it awlsoe justifies thread as sticky since it'll accrue higher poast count # by virtue ov collective intent lent

hopefully ideas amenable 2 logistics awn ur side - eef u awlsoe rnt feelin doing biweekly w/ current selection i can simply run same course ov action but sticky thread swapping every 8 nominations eanstead


Wow. This is like a real book, eh?


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Sure, how is this for a spreadsheet. Sticky it as you see fit I think one per month but we'll see how many replies we get. I like the quotations idea or interesting passages from the book


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Why the new thread? I don't think anyone would have missed the other one or gotten LOST in the 5 reply discussion
Also this books looks insanely boring!


You didn't even nominate anything so you've brought this onto yourself. Also don't judge a book by its cover. Its short enough I trust you will have faith in my nom.


This may be beyond me, to be honest. I don't think I have the brain for poetry. But I'll read it.


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>Now the pdf is not the Nabakov translation which is what was requested but I could not find the ebook for that.
Found it.
Unfortunately, the only copy I could find was an image-based pdf, which is cancer to render in most pdf readers. Also the Nabokov translation apparently comes in 4 volumes, but only the first volume actually contains the story. Volumes 2 and 3 are a commentary on the story that's literally 3 times longer than the story itself. Volume 4 claims to be a photographic copy of a 1937 edition but the file is corrupt.
Here's volume 1, aka the only volume that matters:


I've also got the magnet for an audiobook version if you are a lazy piece of shit or have trouble with poems. http://www.archive.org/download/eugene_oneguine_ma_librivox/eugene_oneguine_ma_librivox_archive.torrent


OP here, if you haven't started reading yet I really suggest this version. Its thorough as sin.

Read the new version posted it will explain everything down to the most minute details


This pdf seems to end at page 44


Glad it wasn't just me


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Shit you're right. Here, found a better copy.


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blessu auwpu anonu-nantucku ur a tuck-n-roll ean duh pawkit haamie o7


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btw baot a coupla cantos ean n btwn the non-nabakov version n duh nabakov translation the former's exponentially superior ean readability IMO but eye havent read uddur parts 2 dat volume soe wont condemn nab-nab 4 gab-gab glib bilg carpitbag-baggery just yiit %^x

awlsoe am gnawt a fan ov diz sheeyut frum briev portions eye've read but we gawta SARGE ON


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Your posts are so ANNOYING to read! Could you just not


Is the anime that gif is from any good?


tbh, I only understand about half of what he says.


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We is a dystopian novel by Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin, written 1920-1921. The novel was first published as an English translation by Gregory Zilboorg in 1924 by E. P. Dutton in New York. The novel describes a world of harmony and conformity within a united totalitarian state.
Banned Russia for 60 years, inspired 1984 and Brave New World



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It's great! It was during the years Doga Kobo was really TRYING with their SOL shows so it has infinite budget and the source material is nice and comfy so it translated well


/lit/ club head honcho here, I nominated this shit based off a recommendation from a friend and essentially it's too long for this type of thing (550+pages) so I'm removing it from the nominations


How is Eugene coming along for everyone by the way ? I keep getting low blood sugar while trying to read it and I'm struggling to pay attention to it. I'm on Cantos 3 and it's pretty but I don't like all the footfag stuff. I relate with everyone's diaspora though and wish the introductions didn't spoil it all


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am gunna plow through sum moar 2nite

eets gnawt muh kinduh read IMO but eye mite trie n compare/contrast duh 2 diff translationz provided hurr 4 a lil synthetic analysis dialysis-paralysis tally cisturn twinge ov duh aol' thyinkun kap tbh %^x cuz discrepancies btwn both r p. severe n ean mie opinion moast dont default 2 pronabakov's posh-toffy hog molly bohemian solly-selleanz


Tried reading it, failed. Now listening to the audio book I found on youtube, and quite enjoying it. At times I lose track of whether I'm following the narrator or Eugene though. Is that the point? I'm not very big brain.


Maybe that's why nabakov wrote a 150 page intro to justify his shitty translation


So after an anon suggested the YouTube audiobook I was able to hunker down and really enjoy the translation. What a clusterfuck this nomination was.

The novel was definitely enjoyable, there was some statements the narrator makes regarding life that I related with, can't name any except the one about no passion leads to ennui. I thought that Eugene was gonna get shot at the end and I'm surprised that he was a villain all along. It was all very well done and the rhymes were definetly on point. Would I say it's a top 5? No, a top 40? Yes.
My favourite scene was the pagan bear stalk and bear rape, really took me for a left turn


Tomorrow is the last day for nominations. Did anyone besides >>539 finish the novel?
Apparently it's one of the most read books in Russia so does that make us brainlets because we are having trouble and Putin's dogs are the true masterrace? I for one hope not. Anyways, submit your nomination


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eye ploughed threw moast ov eet but tbh nabakov's translation sucked soe many ruskie hush puppies n kind ov gnawvuel eet wuz wuz kinda gaie tbh it rly threw mie auwf

eef hes attemptin 2 b legitimate 2 the russian text ean engrish dats 1 thang awn preservationist note but it thrums w/ trepenatin boredom %^( ovurawl

eye'll fill aot duh recs eef eets necessary but crushin pushkin's gem ean2 alchemy dust's da priority nao…stoopid coon cossack boutta GET THAT ASS BANNED


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Alright not a lot of noms these past 2 weeks, I want to cross advertise on /tv/ but I don't know how it will be received type of thing. Anyways, enjoy A Rebours, like I will.



Why was this banned? It seems pretty NORMAL and OK


>precursor/inspiration 4 flaneur period ov oscar wilde's aotput, a rebours wuz banned ean plethora ov countries @ time ov eets publishean due 2 eets scandalous deviation frum naturalism ov eets tyme n superb catholic btfoean via weaponized dilettantism


Audiobook for my A.D.D. Chads


The narrator is hella gay


thought we were reading White Niggers?


Bruhs, is this a book for perverts?


I really wanted that one, I'm gonna nom it again under criminal intent


I'm illiterate, pls help


you already did that one


No recommendations? Guess I'll go then.
I recommend Perfect Dark - Initial Vector, which I just found out exists, and can be found here.
Why? I don't know. Maybe it'll be good.
Also, I couldn't find any downloads for Babylon 5 novels.


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This is a hard week, I tried to find random things but it's all not satisfying I.E. a suicide squad novelization that doesn't take risks. But I found this and anyone who's watched the classic movie should go wtf?
>A group of angry appliances, having fled to Mars to avoid becoming obsolete, now plans to take over the Earth, unless the Brave Little Toaster can stop the invasion



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On Onegin I think there are 2 perspectives you can either see him as a villain or a man of fear. It's tragic because he knows he wants Tatiana, but he is intellectually reasoning that they will eventually hate each other which is more based on fear than logic. He had grown too accustomed to his rejection from society and developed such a fear of commitment that it undid him.

Conversely, I wouldn't have called him a villain, I wouldn't have called him a tragic guy out of fear, I would call him a well written human character who was cocky and as the novel progressed and we focused on Tatiana he came around as men do in their 30s without offspring, tried to be a roastie and exert his influence over the one woman we know he once controlled and she being an ideal trad wife rebounds him and the lesson is learned to cherish what you have and not be cocky. I think that's a fairly grounded and well spoken of point of view.

Anyways having these 2 viewpoints simultaneously must make it a great little novel. Plus his use of meta narrative I think was not often used except in Don Quixote.


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I'd like to recommend one of the Doctor Who New Adventures because I have a lot of affection for them (not necessarily because they're great on the whole). You want one of the ones I think is kind of good for what it is, or one of the ones that'll leave you scratching your head, wondering how it got published?


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either/oar 4 mies doep but u should make ur decision ean relation 2 wat i am abaot 2 poast:

my recommendation today is any 1 ov LINKARA'S 4 RAPE FANFICTIONS recently leaked, as a tie-ean 2 the NOSTALGIA CRITIC EXTENDED UNIVERSE

ANGEL ARMOR - https://mega.nz/file/79hAXChR#b0EIqHeodMoQTjrzIzzmymDEcYPmU4Aq2b6UVq7ivyc

CASSANDRA CONFLICT - https://mega.nz/file/exwWFK4C#6LeNTYpQi5vwqDNq31N4vdIREF4Jm9a6COgPuDzT1Os

WHERE THE HEART IS - https://mega.nz/file/q5wEGKBL#-Rby5PWJCsaKLXbxQNPqhkjX21nA7amtCwzmMA2sH2M

YESTERDAY LULU - https://mega.nz/file/Ch5EQQTB#YsPVQV1bK3_JN4bHXEcVygTXwWVsIIJ00MCgPJ22SgM

im not rly an enormous fandom guy tbh but these r such horrendously awful dogshit n r tangentially related 2 nostalgia critic universe 2 such an extent (such az havean his co-worker's names as rapee-manatee victims) dat we mite as well stack'm awn the list n bloat eet aot a little >%^>

pheel frie 2 nom it as 1 n RNG randomize which fic we read though eef moar submissions come ean dat r partially palatable


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Don't supposed you have Alaxander Gordon Jahans' Jim Sterling related erotic fiction on hand, do you?


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Decided to go with Transit, which I think for better or for worse encapsulates the New Adventures range, with it's imaginative ideas, ambitious scope, heapings of 90's edge, and fanfiction writing.


Go with the worst one too


Transit probably isn't the worst, but I'd say it's bad in ways that are the most entertaining. There are some that are just forgettable and boring, which I don't think anyone wants. Transit is edgy and stupid and presents quite a fun universe.


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Ya that was what I meant, the most entertaining and zany, looking forward to it
I'll include them as a bundle and then raffle them individually if it wins, if everyone is ok with that.

How is everyone progressing? I can't help but feeling like this novel could be rewritten contemporarely with an angsty neet at the helm. Dropping redpills, critiquing anime, film, the JQ, women, it would also get banned and someday in a VR neuro room 140 years from now, it will serve as inspiration for another outlook on life.

Im halfwayish, I thought the part with the turtle was hilarious, cholera was cool and him wanting to get manhandled. I can relate with a lot of his views and I don't think I am supposed to, similar to Essaies by Montaigne. I was weary at the beginning but am really enjoying it now


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iz goean p. gud 4 mie. eye rec'd eet mainly bc theres a throughwaie in michael houellebecq's submission re: duh narrator n his relation az huysmans scholar 2 changin infrastructure ov society araond heem via hajj-heralded mudslimification - v prescient book 2 btw will prolly b suggestean eet @ sum pt daon the line - dat characterizes precisely wat a rebours' narrator's concerns r tew, ean metonymically muddled sense

it scans lyk moar aptly paced, bettur-written american psycho ean 1880s tbh w/ sum ov the opulence overphloe 2 but eet waie dat just aint runnin power bidniss mewv apologetics 4 niggas %^x


I was gonna say it was similar to American Psycho, but not sinister, also different format because there's dialogue in American Psycho. I'll be surprised if Des Esseintes brings home a woman and kills her, Patrick Bateman and Des are both gay tho


I finished it out and will admit I petered out towards the end. I just couldn't keep track of all the different authors and philosophers but I got some of it. I loved the perspective of that era and am glad to see how the counter culture has always sort of been there. I really enjoyed the ending especially the digression into religious priests fucking up everything and I will use the body of Christ argument on all Catholics I see. I am not anti religious though. In fact I am Catholic myself. Although I don't practice any of it and was raised Christian.

My friend that is coreading it always says MC-kun is an evil frightening man but we will see what he says by the end of it. I will read at least 1 chapter in French eventually. I preferred this novel to Eugene.

On a side note, is 2 weeks too short? Should I bump it to 3?


Here's a review I'll steal

>Did I really read this book forty years ago? Or did I just read the passages about the "perfume organ" and the jewel encrusted turtle and later assumed I had read the rest? If I did read it, I was completely wrong in my evaluation of this as a static, effete precursor to Dorian Gray, a work marooned in the vanished aesthetic of the late nineteenth century. No, no. "Against the Grain" is much, much richer than that.

>For starters, it is an accomplished work of realism that turns realism on its head. Huysman-just as effectively as the Goncourts or Dreiser-knows how to accumulate a wealth of detail to convey the physical reality of the situation he wishes to describe. Just because he's describing the fantastically decorated and furnished apartment of an extremely wealthy aesthete concerned with pleasing no one but himself is irrelevant to this particular aspect of the "novel."

>I say "novel" because-in spite of its sound realist credentials-I'm not sure it really is a novel at all. It resembles more the philosophical treatise/fictionalized autobiography of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Sartor Resartus, or Marius the Epicurean. In total effect, Huysmans' work has more in common with De Quincey, Carlyle, and Pater than it does with Zola, Frank Norris, or Dreiser.

>It also reminds me of that great short story of Flaubert's, "The Temptation of St. Anthony," for Des Esseintes-the novel's protagonist-is a saint of the senses, and on his path to enlightenment he encounters demons, delusions and disease. Indeed, the spiritual aspect of this book is so strong-particular in our hero's love for the fullness of the Catholic tradition-that I'm almost surprised at the reaction to the book in conservative circles. In hindsight, it is easy to see that Huysmans is on the road back to Rome.

>And yet . . . the book is wickedly funny too. Huymans views his protagonist with devastating irony, particularly in the frequent juxtaposition of grandiose schemes with physical illnesses and practical and psychological failings. In addition, in more than a few passages-Des Esseintes scheme for making a murderer out of a street boy is the most remarkable example-Huysmans obliquely reveals a consciousness of the plight of the poor that suggests a world of Christian compassion and duty beyond all this preciousness.

>This is a deep, rich work, and-although it is a classic representative of the fin de siecle-it transcends its age and has the ability to speak to ours as well



eyem comfy enuff runnin w/ 2 week intervals but eef ne1 protests dont c y we can't slow our roll a smidge

i gotta blast threw eet 2daie thou since eye've been laqqin ean generhol %^x


It'd be nice to get a few more nominations in, but I don't know if that's going to happen.


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I kind of wanted Brave Little Toaster but this one is good too.

Transit by Ben Aaronovitch


There's a general rule in my life which has been to avoid anything Dr.Who and Star Trek and this will be my first venture into the series so I hope for the best

On October 11th, the next theme will be Letters I apologize I could not find an audiobook version.


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Here's an updated list


I apologise in advance.


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o7 tank u 4r ur service 2 the anti-/lit/otean /lit/ty caws ov buuk klub amigato, time 2 dive ean2 the next selection


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I chose letters because I wanted to read about John Adams and his trad wife during the Revolution. It's pretty long though 545ish pages but the sampling I've done has been sweet and savoury


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o yeah eye'll bawmb awn'm w/ mie recommendations 2 -

1st auwps THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS by C.S. LEWIS - https://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/lewiscs-screwtapeletters/lewiscs-screwtapeletters-00-h.html

moar figuratively prompt-fulfillment den literal; allegorical renderin ov a senior devils letturs 2 his lil luciferian charge awn basis ov hao 2 /lit/tily corrupt an unawares shabbos goyim. replete w/ referrendums awn catholicism, faith, etc. disbursed via dis-dissident's dipthongary but eyeve nevur read eet b4 soe eyedk wat 2 expecht %^.

n den 2 cleave 2 the letter ov der epistolary measures ean rubriqq'd hoity-toit, the uddur recc eye'll provide r Selected Letters ov H.P. Lovecraft (1925-1929) - doozy ovuh thang but eye've nevur had opportunity 2 read wat >ourguy the yog'shoggath shat hogg-goy defiluurr wroet 2 err1 else soe ean2 the box eet goes.



Counter Currents published a series of select "spicy" Lovecraft letters. Pretty amusing stuff


Are you a hardcore Catholic? I find a lot of your nominations are related to it.


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I love the way Aaronovitch envisions hacking as literal piracy taking place on a digital ocean. It's so fucking silly.


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I'm finding letter anthologies are freaking long. I'm trying to find a copy of Philip K. Dicks letters but I haven't found a copy yet. Here's another one that caught my eye.


Ezra Pound letters to some lawyer:
>This volume provides a first-hand survey of the arts and literature during a crucial period in modern culture, 1915-1924. Pound was then associated with such germinal magazines as BLAST, The Little Review, The Egoist, and Poetry; he was discovering or publicizing writers such as Robert Frost, Hilda Doolittle, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce; and he was championing the painters Wyndham Lewis and William Wadsworth as well as the sculptors Jacob Epstein, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, and Constantin Brancusi.
>Pound wrote to John Quinn-a New York lawyer, an expert in business law, and a collector of unusual taste and discrimination-about these artists and many more, urging him to support their journals, collect their manuscripts, and buy and exhibit their paintings and sculptures. Quinn at one time owned manuscripts of Ulysses and The Waste Land, Brancusi's sculpture Mlle. Pogany, and Picasso's painting Three Musicians. Yet he was often skeptical about the value of new schools of art, such as Vorticism, and disturbed by the outspokenness of authors such as Joyce. Pound's letters are unusually tactful when he counters Quinn's doubts and explains the premises of experimental art. Pound's letters to Quinn are touched with his characteristic humor and wordplay and are especially notable for their lucidity of expression, engendered by Pound's deep respect for Quinn.

He's got more letters out there if it inspires anyone else to pick more


It's easy to find a pdf of the Exegesis of you put it in a search engine. Was milling over nominating that myself.


This week is fucked for length Exigesis is 700 pages and I read they wanted to make it 2k pages, I don't expect to read some of these noms in the 2 week period and I hope that I won't fall behind on it



I've been hammering away on the Exegesis for a year or so. it's really the kind of thing you have to just pick at every now and again, or it all just becomes a jumble of nonsense in your head. It is pretty much a book of stream of consciousness schizophrenic ramblings, which is fun, but not a light read.
Then again, I don't know if it's always that important you read the whole book. Maybe just read what you can and get a taste. There's value in that.


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apologize 4 laq ov poastin re: current readins fellas, think eyem gunna set toumourrou aside 4 dedicated catch-auwp day n blast threw few ov da selections eye havent been dutifully attendin 2 regularly <%^(

will haev sum commentary poasts 2 baot past n present submishs auwp sumtime aftur dat prawbs, gittin baq ean2 the /lit/ty swing ov thangs aftur pc gnirly gnuked eetselv 2 gnottingham


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>nominate a New Adventures novel
<It's not Lungbarrow


Still haven't actually read Lungbarrow. That's the big climax of the series though. Don't know if it'd be a good stand alone to read.


So, anyone actually manage to read Transit? I skimmed through it again, and I think I feel the same way as I did before. I don't think it's a good book. It's messy and laughably stupid in places, but I kind of like it. It's creative and I love all of that 90's cyberpunk shit.


I just finished it, having had no experience prior I was enjoying the ride for the most part but felt he had issues with his scaling of the whole environments. I liked the way he named everyone and did his perspectives though. There was some humor and more visceral details than I would have expected from a well loved mass appeal series.

The whole tunnel and teleporting thing didn't make any sense to me but in effect it did the job. I think that's the scaling I was talking about and the uprising subplot didn't go anywhere but that's ok. I did like the subtle/not so subtle nod to losing to communism and everyone is multiracial and ruled by Africa and China, very progressive and predictive.

Like driving on the highway and following someone who is speeding but keeping enough distance that the patrol pulls them over instead of you, but ultimately they go their own way and you yours is how I felt towards the end after they save Benny I would like to see where these speed demons end up but I have my own shit to do and will not be following them to their final destination in Transit™. Ultimately I feel bad for the author so I'll give it a 3.5 rounded up to 4.


It kind of feels like Aaronovitch had a bunch of ideas and threw them all at a wall, when it might have been better to focus on just one of those concepts and develop it better. I feel like there were three different books happening at once here.
>the Doctor battling an emergent AI that has taken control of his friend
>working class labourers doing dirty mercenary work for a big company
>something about genetically engineered African super soldiders
Still not entirely sure what Mariko and her gang were trying to achieve, or what they even were.


Anything involving Mariko I mentally checked out of, I had a Spidey sense she would go nowhere or be tied in at the end. I didn't realize everyone but Blondie was black until I did some further reading. That hit me like Gatsby being black, even though I should have put 2 and 2 together when Kadiatu was said to be from an African Tribe ancestry. Also I picture Ming as being like 18 but she's a goddamn grandma, so I mentally checked out anytime it described her life and pictured her as a young Lucy Liu


Kadiatu's the girl on the cover, so I picked up that she was black from the start. Didn't pick up that Lambada was a woman though. They drop that on you in like the last quarter of the book. Dogface is meant to be Asian, I guess, since his real name was Yang. Could have definitely done with some more visual descriptors for these characters.


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Exigesis is this biweek's winner, as a previous anon stated:
>I've been hammering away on the Exegesis for a year or so. it's really the kind of thing you have to just pick at every now and again, or it all just becomes a jumble of nonsense in your head. It is pretty much a book of stream of consciousness schizophrenic ramblings, which is fun, but not a light read.
>Then again, I don't know if it's always that important you read the whole book. Maybe just read what you can and get a taste. There's value in that.

So don't feel pressured to read it all, I was thinking maybe we could all get assigned pages then write a summary but I don't see a lot of value in that.


Or alternatively I found one on 8kun

I can't find an audiobook for free, so if anyone has a lead


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Essentially any author that was out there. Like Burroughs or Finnegan's Wake or someones Manifesto. Have a good biweek.


Schizoidposting sums up PKD pretty well, also.


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gittin mie recc ean nao bc rl + feuilleton preps exponentiualullabyly bialy-ramped %^x sry 4 bein truant 4 moast recent proseidynz 1nce agaien

MITCHELL HEISMAN'S SUICIDE NOTE - https://legacy.gscdn.nl/archives/images/suicide_note.pdf (can awlsoe upload a mega link eef ppl require dat sheeyut)

aheadov da zeitgeist geit-zeist bie baot 500 oar soe deca-decades. prolly kneads no introduction but eye'll leave u w/ my favorite title aot the werk - "The Seditious Genius of the Spiritual Penis of Jesus"

1.9k pages soe obvs readin duh whoal thang aint a tasq 4 the timid but turid loveboaters mite find sumthin aotta ne gievin selection n eets doep 2 discuss az a whole esp considerin the born again bie 12 gauge god-repudiatin layovur he gaev heemself ean frontta duh steps ov havard %^x


Oh. This sounds good.
Still considering what I might nominate. Lot of good possibilities for this topic.


Just do more than one nomination bro


I may do. I'm just thinking.


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Philip, buddy, what's going on?


Roight. Let's get the ball rolling.

Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson

Behold a Pale Horse by Bill Cooper


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The Western Lands, the third book in the Red Night Trilogy, I don't think you need to read the other 2 and it's been a while since I've read them but I'm pretty sure the whole thing is pretty nonsensical. I also have the opportunity to nom. This for the beats and swan song categories but let's try it out now.

I think the cover is one of the most pseud covers I've ever seen


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synce duh dewtiphull thread ownurs runnean a tad tardy awn publishean the next biweekly bookclub-bonanza figured eye'd taek eet upon mieself 2 rando eet - the option selected wuz BEHOLD A PALE HORSE by Bill Cooper (link located here: >>662) [eye can't fuckin print scrn awf diz dawgshite laptop but the lads can take mie werd eye hoep %^x]

git crackean 2 da curmudgeontology ov florilegium-flourishistology mie body-polylectic woadies %^>


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o yeh next wieks subz r BEATS (kerouac, ginsberg, burroughs, etc.)

eye wont b noaymin shit atm cuz eyem inconvenienced n munchausen media resurrected bie the oniric driymz atm but sewn enuff lads, SOUN I-NUPH


Roight roight. Time to get boomer conspiratorial. Never made it through the Protocols, last time I read this.


Ah shit I'm sorry, I thought it was next week. That's my bad I lost track of time.



So seeing as the week started late, and this is pretty dense and almost 500 pages what do you think if I push everything back a week and next Sunday (Nov 1st) would be the official start of this week?

I sparsely read the Dick as an anon suggested and usually I keep track of the week by my progress through the novel. Anyways, I played strip poker with anime girls online and I regret it now but I won't if we push it all back a week


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ur aight amigato n yeh eyem gud 4 w/e, eye've skimmed da dickensian ass-pecked werk 2 hvnt rly had tyme 2 plop daon n grind eet aot w/ uddur writtan obligations so if u gawta push eet baq a tad am copacetic w/ dat

eye thinq im awlsoe gunna begin compiling txt ov errie suggestion 4 errie category present ean2 a /lit/pendium 4 fewchur usage/perusal n throe eet auwp awn mega ean the oncomean present - lets /lit/frens revisit selections dey mayb wantid 2 reed but couldnt git raond 2 @ the time n provides bulwark ov /lit/ty board culture traceable ean a rl bodee ov werk

eye'll add l1nk 2 the /lit/pendium ean OP hurr 1nce eye've dl'd/assemblaged errthin spic n spanned %^D


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Guess I'll keep on with this since I already started and I'm burnt out on Dick's rambling for now.
Interesting prediction here.


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OP upd8 w/ /lit/pendium lank, eyem missean coupla entries doe:

- The Maimed (TRADgedy)
- A Season in the Life of Emmanuel (TRADgedy)
- Doctor Zhivago (TRADgedy)
- Salman Rushdie - Satanic Verses (Banned!)
- Au rebours - John Huysmans (Banned!) [mite b abel 2 aggregate scite's html files ean collective foaldur just knead 2 test eet aot]
- The Brave Little Toaster that Went to Mars (Obscure Tie-In)
- Dear Scott, dearest Zelda : the love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Letters)
- The Western Lands (Burroughs, Schizopoasting)

will dew mie aon trawlean l8r 2daie/manana but eef ne1 haz pdfs ov ne ov deez email mie @ [email protected] wittem

shalom shabbot my fellow synagogue/lits/ >%^)


Huh. Did they change the way Archive.org works? Never saw this limited preview shit before.


There's things that I can relate with the guy but as soon as I'm about to vocalize BASED AND REDPILLED he starts going of on shit like this or his gook wife and hatred towards fascism. So far it's a decent enough read though. I think he would've benefited from reading some George Rockwell to better shape his worldview


He's very much the "guns and freedom" American Boomer variety of conspiracy theorist. I find it charming in a way. Not something I would go in for when push comes to shove though. You need to build a society on a little more than that.
I'd be curious as to how real people think some of the documents in the book are. I feel like he may have made some of them up to illustrate his point. I feel like they don't really read like government documents, you know? But then what do I know about secret government documents.


So far, this book has inspired me with the idea of creating a novel similar to this, where he starts out kooky (but not too kooky) and as the novel progresses he slowly changes his opinion on who leads the world from say reptilian illuminati to a more immigration loving, persecuted race.

I'm almost halfway and it's always the same shit different smell. If I was reading it the year it was published I'd have probably been worried but hindsight is 2020. But I'll always read an anti government book so it's good


Did you get to the part where he straight up reprints the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in it's entirety? I do respect the man's balls, even if I don't know if he was entirely on the money about everything. Unsurprising he was shot and killed by the police shortly after 9/11.


At the concentration camps in Alaska and the courts denying it all, I was going to assume he was killed but I was waiting till I finished the book first. I like the description for the book I sent a friend
>According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated-because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth-by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; and the Illuminati are secretly involved with …

Like he's maybe done 6 pages total so far on aliens and maybe 1 or 2 pages total on JFK I dont know why they can't make a real synopsis on the book but I'll finish and see if it fits.

I've read the Protocols a year or 2 back so it will be a nice refresher. Im impressed he went that route and maybe he will have done my idea


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I don't know if it's been read by you guys but Electric Koolaid Acid Test is one I'd like to read


My friend says there may be a Ginsberg poem in there he likes, can anyone confirm ? Otherwise I gotta nom. some poetry and we don't want that.


I'm pulling my hair out trying to find a copy of Maggie Cassidy and Visions of Cody. If anyone can find a lead let me know


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eye'll cheque eet aot awn prowl 4 current missean dls 4 /lit/pendium (eye've added Satanic Verses n Doctor Zhivago ean their respective categorreez btw - gnawt prittyizt but tangiblet legibility's prio atm ovur edition selekshun)

awlsoe mite az well nominate mie beats selection - ALLEN GINSBERG'S HOWL and prolly FOOTNOTES 2 HOWL az well

ppl can read his uddur werks but hes a filthy facetious pedophile kike (brushean auwp awn knowledge ov enemy combatants) n eet'll b a shorter readean selection 2 ease up awn the pedal w/ these monstrous 1,400 paginated grimoires >we've bean subjichted tew l8ly, wud awlsoe let ppl catch auwp awn previous reedin 2 %^x


Think Behold a Pale Horse is deceptively long. The text is very well spaced.


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I finished off the first book, I gotta admit after The Protocols started I started to drift off a bit when he talked only because I know none of the alien stuff came to fruition, it was still cool to read but too serious for me. All in all I really felt this hit the /littyclub/ theme on the nose.

I don't know if I'm right in saying this but did Cooper inspire all the modern hatred towards the Illuminati and Freemasons? Is he the guy that put it in the forefront and brought it to the masses? I can see from the book referential stuff from pop culture and I'm proud of him for that. But looking at a broad sense theres a lot of people dragging his name through the mud to give credence to their own conspiracy theories. Pic related would make you think he had something to do with pizzagate


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iz important 4 anti-samzidat authoritarians 2 "indelibly contaminate" troof w/ mingleans ov hairbreihn'd "dupspiracy" - n reprintean goy-mischling-starred document (protokaulz) wittin bounds p. much eansured his palanquinizin az scarecrow-scapegoat 4 de-accoutromentalization ov illuminated man/non-orange-ean-blew circles klubas

eye aint turrably surpryss'd tbh (mfw when incorporated)


From what I gather he was kind of a proto Alex Jones. He ran a radio show and had a sizable audience for a while there (until they shot him). The show was called The Hour of the Time, and it used to all be on Youtube, if you're interested in tracking it down.


Alright now I've finished it

Good tier:
>Panama Papers (I knew nothing about),
>anything related to the Bushes (I'm not from states I thought he was just an innefectual leader that screwed up from incompetence, not from being the leader of the C.I.A.)
>His opening

/x/ tier I wish was true
>Alaska Superjails
>Jupiter Nuclear Holocaust accompanied by Lucifer I wonder if he ever regretted this
>all alien talk

Shit tier
>Chinese wife
>Not blaming Zionists and Mossad till the end
>Getting killed before his Magnum Opus exposé on the Twin Towers

All in all 4/5 maybe 3.5, but I'm a sucker for someone who works hard especially pre-mainstream internet

Sunday is beats so get your noms in, there ain't much and a lot I've looked for I can't find so I'll try to get one out beforehand


I don't know nothin about beats, but I'm looking forward to whatever comes up. May as well resubmit this.>>664


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kk soe eye ran the 3 subs threw da randomizer n eet came auwp w/ HOWL and FOOTNOTES TO HOWL soe synce eye'm ov mynd err1's otheriwse foremoastly occupied/cupidly conkified bie pass't coupla copula-wiekz AND we've been slammerhoauzin'd bie ungoliant monsterwerks ov scrolls dat caem b4 eye haev proposition 4 dis week: dis can double az a catch-up interregnum 4 ppl whue haevnt been abul 2 maintain pace w/ da list OR give >us a bit ov breathean rewm 2 investigate 4 moar recs 4 upcomean categories since dis goe-araond wuz sparse n parsley-palsey %^(

r ppl gud w/ dat? shud the img b repurposed 2 mirror dis lacuna? lmk

o yeh howl + a footnote to howl r hurr:


but eef u dun wanna provide cliqs 2 kike scites a .txt file version w/ both'll b auwp shortlee ean the /lit/pendium %^3


I had talked about the theme with my friend and we both agreed that it was too strict of a category so my bad for including it in the list. Realistically, it's like 10 authors total or whatever, and most of their works are kind of the same barring the poetry. I can see some of the next categories getting more nominations like coming of age or even the vanity project one. I'll try to crosspost on /tv/ on occasion, and I could look into publishing this list on other sites Goodreads, Reddit (yuck!) if we are really desperate for more inclusions. But so kind of like it because it's pretty quality and I've been interested in everything nominated


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o sry lemme b clur - eye thinq the categories u established r v. kewl n super fine, just meant dat a short readin entry this goe-around would give people moar time 2 scrounge 4 recommendations 4 the upcomean categories %^>

u've dun a splendiferous jawb keepin dis auwp fren n eye'm hurr 2 help aot errie steppuv duh wei. eye dont thinq >we shud goe newhurr aotside ib circles butt w/e ur binnacle pts will suffice 4 wat happinz tbh %^' am confident leavean eet ean ur handz


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I've wanted to read Howl since highschool so I'm fine with this, no problems on anything and I'll keep my cross advertising to irl.

What I would like to know and this is probably going to have sad results, but does anyone lurk and not post? Or has anyone joined since post inception?

Here's an updated list, with some updated dates but I don't have a calendar and don't want to do the rest ATM.



I was planning on A Story of the Artist as an Old Man by Joseph Heller (Catch 22) but I gotta find a copy still so I'll stall with the classic
WHAT HAPPENED by Killary Clinton since it fits the theme and is an easy find



Would like to submit Alexander Gordon Jahans' Farshnuke stories, but I don't know if there's a current archive of them anywhere.


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Aha. Okay. I submit everything in this image (or just like whatever you can stand to read). Archive links are included.


I've got Ginsberg reading Howl if you want to hear it from the source

As well, I have 120 bucks worth of Amazon credits and I can waste them on any books that you can't find a copy of. I won't purchase it unless it wins the nomination and once I purchase it I'll upload it so it can be shared. This should free up a lot of nominations


I read Howl. Never quite sure what to say about things like this, but I enjoyed reading it. conjured up some vivid imagery.


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yaw'll r sum bona fide GIGACHADS duh lot ov ya, thnxs 4 awl the suppohrt scrivineland efwens %^>

n yeh eye'm gunna renom linkara's octavo bie dossier quevo'd longphorminx legacee-threnody 2 raep again az depictid hurryn >>567


I haven't read the footnotes yet, but Ive read On The Road and have kind of an understanding of Burroughs life and I guess it's just a summation of each of the major beats existence done in an effay way at least for part 1, part 2 I don't know about all the Moloch business or if he is actually going /x/ tier with it part 3 references someone from part 1 I'm not too familiar with their backstory and essentially is their lovers quarrel and subsequent makeup/more backstory

I don't know if this is what you were seeking with your comment but there ya go


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Here's the deal, A Portrait won, but I nominated it myself and having read reviews and whatnot I've come to the conclusion that at worst it's mediocre, so I am redoing the draw, but only including the Hillary, the Linkara and the furfag.

So it turns out Mr.Jahans himself is the winner. So I will be doing a second draw with all his titles included. I am going left to right, top down ordered 1 through x.


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Once again I've randomized it. I am not familiar with this series at all, so I'm open to either The Many Claras http://archive.is/79c1w (19) or the first in the series (Pretty and the Brain) http://archive.is/XghVo
I'll leave it open to debate and if no one puts input by the end of day we are going with The Many Clara's, a Doctor Who companion piece.

December 13th Coming of Age, COMING SOON


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incredibly bay'sd startup, skimmean threw Jahans' werks he looks untrammeled bie realitee ean the /lit/tyest waie conceivable

my personal vote wud bie 4 Many Claras


As far as I'm aware most of these are just single page blog posts, so the idea was to submit all of them as a singular entity, but I guess you can just read as much or as little as you like.


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Just going to copy out all of the links so I can find them faster when I'm phone browsing on the shitter

Down the Rabbit Hole

Origin of the Slyphs

The Taming of Me

Laura Queen of Earth

Pretty and the Brain

The Fall of the Patriarchy

The Ludicrous Logic Lady

The Valkyrie

The Toy Maker

The Game




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gadspeed ganjahans amanuensis-anon, @ sum pt eye'll trie n convurt awl ov these archive links ean2 files 4 the /lit/pendium but ty 4 givean the thread da manual linkage touch %^]


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Just read The Taming of Me. Absolute Nectar. It was everything I hoped for and more.


Some of these say audiobook available, and I'm gonna assume it's him doing it. I really wanna listen to that but on the archive site I can't find an audio link or file. Any tips?


It was probably on his Youtube channel, but he seems to have deleted those videos. You might just not be able to find them at this point, unless someone saved them.


The /cow/ thread has a good amount cataloged, and there's a bitchute archive of his videos
You'll have to sift through them though. Bitchute doesn't seem to have great search functionality.


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About half way through Laura Queen of Earth. Honestly don't know if I can keep doing this. I'm starting to feel violated.


Just finished it, I hope the rest aren't that long but there was humor in it. He really seems to get tripped up on his dysmorphia about 3/4 through and starts preaching about it, the end lines for example: The sylph pills offered new ways to live and new ways to love. The society became more liberal as the shame that held it back and repressed it was exorcised. Trans and genderfluid people ceased to have any discrimination or dysphoria because the cure to the sylph pill was the answer to their problems. Like I can't think of anything to say that I'm sure hasn't been said. But it's real cool he's able to include that in the short summary of life in the normal


You can definitely see that two sides of him are at odds in his writing. He has this fetish for dominating women, but then he'll flip it around and make it a pro-liberal thing. It's very interesting to see the gears in his head turn.


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aight /lit/pendium's been upd8 w/ sum missean werks (au rebours, western lands) n awl epubs haev been converted 2 pdf/r ean midsts ov eet az wie speak. duh last missean noms 2 b thrown auwp r:

- A Season in the Life of Emmanuel (TRADgedy)
- The Brave Little Toaster that Went to Mars (Obscure Tie-In)
- Dear Scott, dearest Zelda : the love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Letters)
- Her Story (Terrible Vanity Project)

so eef ne1 has waies 2 funnel variants ov thoz mie waie eye'd b v appreciative

eye'll b nominatean CATCHER EAN THE RYE by J.D. Salinghur 4 Comin' ov Age - quintessential bildungsroman, de-ansiblither ov /lit/ty consensus, guaranteed gr8 time 4 awl eef selected %^>


Im re-noming A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, will source later




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Cat and Mouse is the shorter one of the Danzig Trilogy, but also the most boring. I remember it being ok though and I never see old Gunter get the attention he deserves.


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Rounding out my nomination blitz with Prester John, I read about half and then I lost the book somehow, so here's hoping it wins


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tanks 4 plethora ov recs fren - the issew w/ the archive.org lonk 4 season ov emmanuel eez dat it dsnt let u actewallie dl the phile bc archive.org iz kiked %^x iz onlee rzn eet hasnt been eanclewdid atm. eef u can rip the file frum thurr az a pdf and upload eet sumwhurr eye'll slot eet ean2 the /lit/pendium

awl your other recs r uploaded 2 the /lit/pendium az pdfs soe readahs phiel free 2 drauwp awn bie ean the link above at the OP >>465 if ur ean pursuit ov perusully oar catchean auwp w/ a piece frum a category prior 2 u joinean /lit/ty kloobaz %^Y


The Jahans update
>Laura Queen of Earth
That was a fucking ordeal. Feel like I just waded through an Odyssey of smut. Not much to really say about it narratively. Did it have a story? Feels like it almost did in a few places, but Gordon's fetishism kept rising to the surface and compelling him to write another paragraph about turning women into sharks and frying their buttcheeks in breast milk, or whatever else. Cute to see him trying to come up with solutions to things like ethical farming through this bizarre mythology of his. I can't tell if he really believes in all of that, or if he's trying to excuse himself (in the eyes of what I guess he perceives to be an existent and very liberal readership) for this clear fetish for dominating and butchering women. I can just hear him saying "no look, it's okay, they want it!"
>Pretty and the Brain
Not much to say about this one. Short and kind of boring
>The Fall of the Patriarchy
More a blog post than an actual story. Fun to read Gordon raging about 4chan and Gamergate though. He seems to think 4chan and sci-fi fanboys are in league with world governments, and there was something inherently patriarchal and illiberal about the Barack Obama and David Cameron administrations of 2015? I don't really get it. Funny to see him call out other people for "wanting to rape" when that makes up the thrust of most of his own writing.
>The Ludicrous Logic Lady
I kind of liked this one. It was almost an actual story. Only a little bit of anal rape. I might be developing a form of Stockholm syndrome for Alex's writing though
>The Valkyrie
Felt like a tighter version of The Taming of Me. Interesting to note that he actually has progressed as a writer, if only a little. Gordon lays out a little more of his cosmology and philosophy of ethics (which seems to amount to it being okay to abuse someone if they want it. I don't really get it). Some surprisingly lucid observations on the true nature of feminism, and also a sneaky suicidal cry for help hidden away in there. Not bad.

I want to add that I actually do kind of like some elements of this fictional universe of his. These psychopathic god beings who incarnate in different forms and have their own twisted sense of morality. The concept of this highly logical race who came to the conclusion that reality itself was illogical and needed to be destroyed. These are fun ideas in a pulp sci-fi kind of way. Okay, 80% is Doctor Who, but it's an intriguingly warped take on Doctor Who. Hope one of these stories is eventually about all of this stuff, rather than squirrel sylph shit injections, but I wont get my hopes up.


I liked The Valkyrie because he started using actual metaphors especially about infinity. Like when Jessica says "Im just a snowflake in a blizzard" and his musings on killing himself. I do think it was that one that I physically cringed the most at though. I do like the fall of the patriarchy the most though and I get that he finds solace in thinking that the left will defend his malformed ass but I just wish that he would see even he takes part in the canabalization of those who dont tow the line in virtue signaling and he will never truly be comfortable with his left leaning kin as they are always degrading those around them in an effort ro onw up each other. But maybe the right side is exactly like that as well in his experience with all the /cow/ threads. I just like to think if he rejected modernity and applied himself he would find himself more comfortable in his own skin among those that (I may me generalizing here) dont truly view women as saviours and equal minded individuals.


I think Gordon's supposed political affiliations come from two places.
Firstly, he hates bullies. true or not he identifies the right as being the bullies, and the left as being the anti-bully rangers.
Secondly, he recogninises himself as being more or less unemployable, and he wants free money. All his posturing about the coming "post scarcity society" amounts to that. He doesn't think he can support himself and he likes the idea of UBI.
The feminism angle is interesting because he clearly has (and I'm not judging) quite misogynistic attitudes toward women. I don't think he's really a feminist, so much as he's anti-masculine out of spite for what he can't be. And I don't doubt there's some misconception there that if he presents as a good enough leftist, his friends on the left will eventually swoop in to save him and reward him with sex, because they're the "compassionate ones".


I got to the Bam Kursh stories but I'm struggling here is it work it?


I've got as far as Toy Maker.


Toy Maker completed. Struggling to comprehend how the Farshnuke and Bamkursh even differ as characters. The Farshnuke turns women into pets, and the Bamkursh turns women into toys. Clearly this all means something to Gordon, but if anything the Bamkursh seems to be the nicer and less psychotic of the two. This man's mind is a labyrinth, I tell you.


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aftur baot a coupla hrs ov copy-pastean + brief reformattean, eye bring 2 /lit/ty glyphic-slyphic non-syphillic lyf - THE ALEXANDER GORDON JAHANS READER

incorporatean awl archive linkz ean duh current img, arranged relativelee ean oerdughr (barring Weresylph Rising, which will b deposited ean2 the /lit/pendium az separate pdf posthaste), n eantended moar az archival document den reedan thang (unless niggas rly want mie 2 fucking put a table ov contints durr given the archive img exists/will b maintained ean the /lit/pendium, etc)

%^D enjoie frens: https://mega.nz/file/jkIhRYyI#lDxtVLZO5rG1SIwU7y5B7t4iD1Ac-6JhOHfxYAMoyCw

aight time 2 fuggin brain bleach fugg :DDD


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This is a long one, I am going to post the audiobook as well which is 22 hours, doable if you bump up the speed.
Within a Budding Grove aka In The Shadow of Young Girls in Flower



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aight mayde dis bitch a pdf n tossed eet ean2 the /lit/pendium, blessed bie the niggas whew waulc duh waulc n taulc duh taulc w/ records n sheeyutt

i'm missean A Season in The Life of Emmanuel bc archive.org is kiked w/ regards 2 eets acquistion, as noted hurr >>789 ean index ov missean pieces, soe if ne1 can render dat shit daon az eithur an epub oar a pdf eet will b acceptable 4 the rng ov nxt book klub entrie but uddurwise shud prolly b discardid (much az eye h8 2 dew shit lyk dat)

does sum1 have an archive.org account oar noe hao 2 rip frum a daisy file? dis wud b halpphoal infoe 4 horizon ov nominationz, etc.


For completionists sake i tried to buy it off amazon but i could only get a physical copy. Ill keep looking for a digital i could buy but i got sidetracked afterwards


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It (un)fortunately happened that A Season in the Life of Emmanuel got the pick this week, ill work on finding a stable source but for the time being you can find it here if you make an account.


>In her third and most powerful novel, Marie-Claire Blais explores, with sober compassion and realistic detail, a season in the life of Emmanuel, the sixteenth child of a poverty-stricken farmer's family in rural Quebec.



So, anyone have a copy of this book?


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Ive been using the archive link, just made an account real quick and it lets you borrow it in perpuity, works like other archive links. In fact maybe just include the link in the compendium? Its the best your gonna get. I dont think a digital version exists. I even tried looking for the french version and couldnt find a copy but a lot of university papers on it, so whats up with that?

Its pretty alright so far Im about 2/3s done. It feels sort of like misery for the sake of misery but I grew up in -40 winters that last 6 months out of the year and that farming lifestyle. I dont see why the priest is the only recurring non family member. I feel like there would be a much greater sense of community in a small village, and I think the author really hates her father as he only serves one function, so far (maybe 2 if you count babymaking). Anyways its probably the same quality as Eugene Onegin in English in its original french format, maybe thats an over appraisal though.

In closing: The want us to celebrate a female author as she tells the pov of a male mc but when your a tranny isn't your original viewpoint that of a male?


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Christmas was a stupid nomimation in retrospect, not a lot out there but I did have this in mind:


We know Tolkien for high fantasy but lets see his holiday spirits.
>The Father Christmas Letters, also known as Letters from Father Christmas, are a collection of letters written and illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien between 1920 and 1943 for his children, from Father Christmas.

Coulda fit in Letters too but oh well…

Also, has anyone read this weeks book? I finished it today and it really felt like misery for the sake of misery. I sympathized at times but everyone is so apathetic and just lets fate give their strings. Something like a female Quebec Thomas Hardy was the vibes I got, just not as good. 3/5 or lower


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gittin kinda sledgehammurred irl w/ hawlidae/familia/nxt feuilleton draftean concurnz soe haev onlee briefly perused seasunz, apologies 2 the logos-ledger loogaroos non-lapsarian non-lapsean awn keepin awn gleanin the forbiddin /lit/ty knowlidge D^%

aight mie driev-bie noms:

shudnt rly require ne explanation but will b phun 2 read a nigga who gawt paid bie the world sesquipedalianly dilly-dally his azz raond duh chimneysweep jointz ov heez lyf


THE X-MASS SMORGASBOARD: Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, Philip Van Doren's The Greatest Gift, and O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi

collectively the above totals baot 40-sumtin pgs but iz a hodge-podge which eye thinq justifies aggregated brevity, n mite put a jolt baq ean2 avenues ov discussion ean contrast 2 1-anuddur az a solitary entrie %^x

both ov deez r slightly shorter recz but eye suspect eet'll behoove time 2 sneak aot n whorf'm daon rl celerituous-lyk durean festivities

dey'll awl b auwp awn the litpendium bie the time dis iz published alawngside the pdf Father Christmas letturs %^>


Im going to nominate a 1 volume manga Chocolate Christmas by the creator of Sailor Moon


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Figure people wont want a heavy read around this time, so I guess I'll nominate one of my favourite kids' books.
I have the scans on file, so if anyone wants to hook me up with some place to dump them, that would be appreciated. Otherwise, I guess I can start a fresh thread and just drop them there if I get the pick.


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Almost forgot
This week had a decent amount of noms and I think they are all short except the Tolkien, if you could post the links for the trio for this week and the Father Christmas I wouldnt mind reading it.

All in all, my place of being was in lockdown so it was a boring christmas, but I caught up on some mangabooks.

Next Weeks Times Theme Is:PSEUDOPIGRAPH which to my understanding means Ghostwritten? Or possibly 2 writers?


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duh trio's awl aggregated ean the /lit/pendium under duh CHRISTMAS! %^D foldah but eye'll poast duh lonks below 4 posterity's sake:

https://mega.nz/file/3p5FBapC#IhVBgYte3e8OTdvqeqlxKMdDmUciR05JHXrUjcxEhK4 - O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi

https://mega.nz/folder/ThhnnayI#T30OHb3sHifcmVzLlnkYZg/file/u4plUCDR - Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

https://mega.nz/folder/ThhnnayI#T30OHb3sHifcmVzLlnkYZg/file/axxVUIaaand - Philip Van Doren Stern's The Greatest Gift

eef the father christmas anon wants 2 maek a thrad 2 poast his screens eye'll attempt 2 merge'm ean2 a singular pee-dee-yeff 2 awlsoe plop ean2 the 'pendium

pseudopigraph relates 2 a werk attributed 2 sum1 (usually purported 2 b real) dat iznt actewallie whew wrote eet az well


EDIT: eye'll propose mie nom 4 nxt week az well atm, which is The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2276/2276-h/2276-h.htm

eye'll attempt 2 locate a bettur pdf variant 4 the /lit/pendium eef sum1 desires 2 dl eet


Went ahead and uploaded the Father Christmas scans to a new thread
Hope that links correctly.


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Thanks for gift of the magi, I picked up his complete works, hopefully Ill read someday


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am glad the .txt inspyred u 2 pick auwp sum tomes urcelph fren %^> keep dat bad boy handee cuz eet mite maek a valuable scansion-sampsonite historycaul artikuel eef thangs goe topsy-turvy ean meatspace sewn enuff

newaie since eye've been sumwat remiss 4 initial run ov /lit/ty book club supposed eye'd remand such inclinations bie scribblean daon sum thawts baot the selectionz hurr:

gift ov duh magi - v terse, tight-strung lil comfy tale. impressed w/ o henrys writtan and eye will 100% b investigatean his uddur werks 2 c eef the trend follows through elsewhurr

the greatest gift - gnawt a supar-favorito tbh, kinda 2 evun-keeled n the writtan dsnt hoald much 2geydur

adventures of duh blew carbunkull - a /lit/ty classic. big birds, bridled gemstones, and topaz 2 blue-heron heroin deduction duptfos. v good /lit/ty xmizz taelz, mie fav aotta duh bunch

have until duh end ov 2daie 2 git ur noms ean 4 PSUEDEPIGRAPHIA , which again iz a work attributed 2 a writer oar historical source that didnt rly exist/wuz falsified

i'm okay potentially w/ awlsoe pushean dis category baq anuddur week eef rl's overtaken ppls ability 2 oblige time 2 reedin/suggestean tangs tbh


I also enjoyed it in that order as well. Liked having short stories and a variation thereof.
Ive got Titonus Andronicus (sp?) I worked with a guy whom I dislike and he says its his favourite play, so Id like to have the chance to read it and fuck up his hipster shit with some hot takes.

I am fine continuing on to the next category but if one of the other 5ish people want to wait I dont mind maybe waiting an additional week, I am trying to get through some Twin Peaks lit. and its a time as well



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aight eye'm makean executive decision 2 push PSEUDEPIGRAPHIA 's initialization til the 16th (nxt Saturdaie) cuz seams lyk a lawta ppl r eithur preppin 4 wats comean oar just afk atm recovurrean frum hawlidaies


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was a hard week for nominations, with only 2 in the running. The Confessions won:

January 31st is: An Authors Babby Steppes aka first piece of work


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So I think I finally understood the theme. Would Lolita or The Secret History of Twin Peaks fit then? The first, is an account by Humbert Humbert (if I remember) and a police epitaph and the Secret History is written by Tammy Preston, reading notes of "The Archivist" but was totally written by Mark Frost. Anyways too late now, I just wanted to post the audiobooks for lazy listeners:


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eef sekrit historee ov twin peaks wuz published az tammy preston irl but obvs beyin writtan bie mark frost wud def qualifie - lolita dsnt since eet wuz published undar nabakov's name but eye'd b daon 2 allow eet since its /lit/tyrature newaies %^x

eye can grab cawpees ov both az l8 nominees 2 supplement the audiobook variants n will dew soe shortlee 4 the /lit/pendium


does William Shatner's Tek War count?


I think so for Pseudo theme, but not this weeks theme because he wrote a memoir first.


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Ive got Dubliners Ive wanted to read for a while. I read Araby in highschool and maybe it would be nice to reread it again. http://giove.isti.cnr.it/demo/eread/Libri/calm/Dubliners.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjFzq_GmKzuAhVyGVkFHTMdBL0QFjACegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw2gVaNCG83Y4QyPtPUk0Z5T


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gunna put 4wurd THOMAS PYNCHON'S V. az mie nom - apologies 4 gnawt updatean the litpendium atm, eye'll c 2 dat shortlee

dis link dsnt resolve anon unless eye'm a massive fuccin dummy but mite b able 2 find a dubliners cawpee newaie - but eef u haev an alternative link plz bie awl means poast eet %^.


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I really enjoyed V, one of the only books to make me laugh out loud while reading. Theres also a great rape scene thats actually a nose job? Or perhaps dental work I forget… anyways I hope it wins, but Ill spice it up with Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut



Stuka Pilot
>Hans Ulrich Rudel was a Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War 2. The most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, Rudel was one of only 27 military men to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds

I have the pdf not sure where to upload it, but I'll try mega at some point


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mega def. werks, u can awlsoe email eet 2 mie @ the feuilleton email dependant awn size n eye'll just throe eet auwp awn the /lit/pendium stat

aight everythin ean the /lit/pendium shud b up 2 date, eye wuznt abul 2 pull frum the given lanks 4 titus adronicus and dublinahz but secured sum repleycemints soe forgive mie 4 ne inconsistencies/foie pas ean their formattean (the titus adronicus iz a dif translation + dublinahz a bit bootlegged butt moar werkable az a pdf den uddur variants)

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