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/lit/ book club 2017 edition Hipster Slut ## Mod ## 17/03/14(Tue)21:26 No. 17719 [Reply] Stickied
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I'm going to put this in motion, but since the response to the sticky was so low, I'm going to set a glacial pace. At least for now.

I struggled with whether to pick something fiction or nonfiction, so I'm selecting two books for the rest of the year:


Permutation City by Greg Egan

and

The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram



You may also use this thread to suggest a book, but I'm more likely to pick the suggestion that comes at the end of the best post about one of these books.

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Hipster Slut 17/06/16(Fri)22:45 No. 17820

>>17769
This board is really slow.




Celsius 09/07/12(Sun)16:23 No. 3532 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied
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Post some goddamn books


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Request ForJustice 17/03/29(Wed)10:58 No. 17723

Looking for a copy of The Superyogi scenario by James Connor. I can't torrent right now so something easy like Mega or your preferred free upload/download site.

Thanks for any assitance




Hipster Slut 17/06/25(Sun)12:19 No. 17821 [Reply]
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Reading The Book of Revelation

http://amy-talks-all-day.blogspot.ca/2017/06/the-book-of-revelation.html




Ancient Novel Hipster Slut 17/06/05(Mon)22:51 No. 17818 [Reply]
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Currently reading the 11th book of the Golden Ass for class, overrated piece of asinine shit that it is... Apuleius now gets a 12 vol. commentary (Groningen), with each miserable expression getting about 2 pages of notes on average. That's twice as much as Kirk & Edward's HOMER. The whole thing would on my estimate weigh about 48 pounds; not at all bad for a Madurian fucking upstart. Aristonicus be damned.
Philologists and "Classicists" can't seem to get enough of him, I haven't an inkling why. His latin is as perturbed as a contortionist orgy, heaping senseless upon senseless participles, florid adjectives that you can't even tell aren't substantives half the time, almost disposing of reasonable syntax - let alone periodic structure! And of course the literature isn't worth it. All this kitschy, baroque tripe, used to express the stupidest banalities in the most roundabout way possible (like in the proem with the horse... has an entire book on it btw, from Brill); a stylistic crambe repetita that makes the Declamator's plight in Juvenal seem enviable.
But how well I would've liked for the commentators to flock around this piece just because of the linguistic difficulty and the endless use of figures. They seem to be more interested in the CONTENTS, for god's sake! What a queer thing is the academic zeitgeist. I mean, it must be his salaciousness, lack of moral standards and insipid spirituality that really gets to them.

And I guess all this talk about the Ancient Novel really serves very little else. Aren't these just all mediocre, self-indulgent romances? I concede that the Ancients' had probably achieved something far greater than the Moderns ever had with poetry, history, oratory and even plain intelligent prose; but novels were an inferior literary style, and hence what we got is worthless. Petronius might be the only one who doesn't make for an insufferable read, but even he is just so vicious.
What do you think? Would the intelligent reader really miss that much if he or she'll jump straight to Boccacio?


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Hipster Slut 17/06/13(Tue)16:19 No. 17819

The reasen why the golden ass gets so much attention is because no other complete latin novel survives.
Sure it's not that good, but if it's all there is, what are you gonna do about it?




Hipster Slut 13/05/22(Wed)02:42 No. 16892 [Reply]
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I am a writefag and need inspiration for a story. Tell me, what should I write about?


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Hipster Slut 13/10/07(Mon)16:46 No. 16993

>>16984
Ladies and gentlemen, Haruki Murakami.


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Hipster Slut 17/05/26(Fri)10:41 No. 17813

>>16892
You're also a gaiafag.

You just write about how you wasted my time with this post.


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Hipster Slut 17/05/30(Tue)05:01 No. 17817

Guy doesn't know whether horse loves him or not. Guys asks horse but horse is silent because it is a horse. Guy kills himself. The end




Hipster Slut 17/05/30(Tue)04:53 No. 17816 [Reply]
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I ask a kind soul to help me find a pdf of 'Rogue Hojojutsu First Edition'.

Please forgive me if there is a request thread that I missed.




Hipster Slut 17/05/29(Mon)02:13 No. 17814 [Reply]
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Anybody got Super Nebula Humble Book Bundle?




Random Book LettuceSeeker 17/05/19(Fri)03:07 No. 17812 [Reply]
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So I came across this random book on Amazon. It wasn't bad, but seems like nobody else has ever heard of it or the author and I can't comment it with anybody. Now I'm waiting for a second part after a cliffhanger that god knows if it'll ever come and thinking I may have wasted my money. Any thoughts?




read my porn psychicslavething 16/05/17(Tue)23:18 No. 17578 [Reply]
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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-Eco-Passion-Fallen-Empire-ebook/dp/B015HUS0M2?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Sigma Eco and the Passion of a Fallen Empire - available on kindle.


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Hipster Slut 16/07/05(Tue)04:08 No. 17590

Thank goodness for the "look inside" feature. I don't think it is very good. Stop using so many commas coz that's not how they are supposed to work.




A-Team Books Mack+Booke 14/06/03(Tue)05:48 No. 17192 [Reply]
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Anyone have any of the A-Team books or know where to get them. A bunch are written by Charles Heath.




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