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/lit/ Comrade 09/27/2019 (Fri) 00:59:23 No. 293
What is your favorite book?
What book influenced you the most?
What do you like about books?
what are you planning to read?
What are you reading now?
/Lit/ thread because i did not see one in the catalog
I'm about a third of the way through For Whom the Bell Tolls right now. It's a nice novel. I just now realized that I unintentionally ripped off aspects of the novel in a short story I wrote in a high school creative writing course.
On a personal level, Siddhartha probably influenced me the most as I read it while I was in a psych ward and absolutely loathing myself. It resonated with me in a way that no words of any psychiatrist or social worker ever could at that time in my life.
Das Kapital is my favourite Comrade. Did you forget that you are on bunkerchan?
Reading Six Pillars of Self Esteem right now. It validated some ideas I already had and made me realize some other aspects of life that can have an impact on your self-esteem. Also reading Manufacturing Consent. I probably have more than a dozen books lying around right now that I still have to read, but because of exams I don't have the time to get to them at the moment.
>What are ya reading now Capital, good lord is the third chapter a slog. Luckily I'm almost finished, and I've been told that it gets easier from there for the most part. I just finished Breakfast of Champions not too long ago, and it's so good. It's about a small incident where one of the main characters goes nuts and starts assaulting people, and the writer having his views changed about humanity. The incident it's self is a very small part of the book that is built up almost as if it's not that important in the grand scheme of things, and most of it is about all of the things inter-connected things in society and history that lead to that moment in time happening, almost as if by inevitable accident, and through it explores inequality, poverty, and race. The same goes for the author's view of people which undergoes a synthesis between what he believed before, and what a character in the book believes that convinces him to look at humanity differently. It's very much worth a read.
>>293 Reading a lot of shit right now: Marx's 1844 manuscripts (currently on the Rent of Land) , Towards a New Socialism, Dialectic of Enlightenment, something about Historical Materialism by Bukharin, a lot of articles mosty from LeftComs, and On Contradiction by Mao. I also had physical copies of Society of the Spectacle and some translations of Trotsky's Notebooks but I misplaced those.
Anyone else growing increasingly disillusioned with art and /lit/ since being redpilled? It all just seems so hollow and pointless, or, at its worst, downright harmful in the way it reflects the ruling class's values and economic relationships. I guess I'm starting to understand how people like Sartre became skeptical of fiction in general.
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>COVID-19 shutting everything down >stuck at home Is it a good time to read pic related?
>>293 I’m gonna read Crito, and “Poor folk” by Dosto if I have time tonight.
>>6855 I read it in high school - most of book in one night. It was great, I was reading much more fiction back then, those were some harmless times. I remember chapter about dead being burried in mass graves, pretty similar to situation right now
>>6767 >Anyone else growing increasingly disillusioned with art and /lit/ since being redpilled? Yes i've found the remedy to this is that whenever you want to read something that is fiction or that won't help you learn anything then you should read it in another language that you're weaker in. This way of consooming helps you learn a language while you're doing it so it's not a complete waste of time

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