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Books Wanted Please Strider 14/12/27(Sat)05:10 No. 17380 [Reply]

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so has anyone found or made a pdf scan or copy of Megaverse In Flanes yet if so i would love to get a copy of the link to it, or if possivle a link to the Rifter books 58 - 68, and also if possible a link to pdfs of the Dragon Tree Press game books especially the Dragon Tree Spellbook, also if needed i can provide a link to all current palladium books up to World Book 35 and all Rifter books up to 57

Futurism Hipster Slut 14/12/20(Sat)10:56 No. 17373 [Reply]

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I'm quite amazed by the phenomenon of russian futurism especially by Mayakovsky and Tsevateva. What saphisticated gentelmen think about it?

Much like me, you make your way forward,
Walking with downturned eyes.
Well, I too kept mine lowered.
Passer-by, stop here, please.

Read, when you've picked your nosegay
Of henbane and poppy flowers,
That I was once called Marina,
And discover how old I was.

Don't think that there's any grave here,
Or that I'll come and throw you out ...
I myself was too much given
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20th Century History books General thread Hipster Slut 14/11/06(Thu)03:32 No. 17352 [Reply]

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Note: I apologize if the "attention grabbing" picture in this post offends anybody, I will explain why I used this picture at the bottom of this post.

This is a thread for books and (youtube) videos on the history of the 20th century, focusing especially on the period of chaos and world-wide warfare that started with the Russo-Japanese war in 1904 and ended with the fall of Communism and the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in 1991.

I would like the focus of this thread to be on what professional historians call "Primary Source Documents", which means the books were written by people who were actually there and were actually involved in what was happening at the time. So good examples of the kind of books I'm looking for are:

(1) A book on World War 1 or World War 2, written by an actual general or soldier who fought in WW1 or WW2 (ideally explaining things such as the cause of the war, why they were fighting, etc).

(2) A book on a political doctrine written by the founder of the doctrine (i.e. a book on Stalinism written by Stalin, a book on Fascism written by Mussolini, a book on National Socialism written by an actual German Nazi, etc. etc.).

(3) If the book isn't a primary source document itself, then its ok as long as the book has lots of scholarly footnotes and citations that can lead you to other primary source documents.

The book in the picture in this post is a book on economics that was written in 1919 by German economist Gottfried Feder, see:

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Hipster Slut 14/11/06(Thu)03:37 No. 17353

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Ok, attached to this post is an actual pdf of the book by Gottfried Feder that was alluded to in my first post (like I said before, I think reading this book is key to understanding the causes of World War 2).

This pdf book used to be hosted on archive.org but I think Hasbara attempted to take this book offline to censor it, and I am against the censorship of books (regardless whether the author was George Orwell, Gottfried Feder, or anybody else).

So I have attached a pdf of the Gottfried Feder book on "Breaking Debt Interest Slavery" to this post. More primary source documents on 20th century history (maybe some books on Marxism or Communism or American style liberal democracy and capitalism) will probably be uploaded in this thread later.

slavery in ancient greece awdaw 14/11/02(Sun)19:25 No. 17348 [Reply]

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Hey,can someone upload studies about slavery in ancient Greece?

Hipster Slut 14/09/29(Mon)20:38 No. 17315 [Reply]

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Need some good books to read, could be new or old, fiction, non-fiction, whatever, just a book I won't be able to put down until I'm finished.

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Hipster Slut 14/10/03(Fri)04:08 No. 17324

I suggest Artemis Fowl. It may seem a bit childish, but its pretty good

Hipster Slut 14/10/07(Tue)08:48 No. 17326

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Out of the Silent Planet by C S Lewis is a good place to start. It is the beginning of a trilogy, with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength.

Hipster Slut 14/10/07(Tue)09:12 No. 17327

If you like good hard scifi that's not too inaccessible in the language department try Ring by Stephen Baxter. Pretty much anything in the Xeelee sequence is fantastic. Vacuum Diagrams is a great place to start if you just like a collection of short stories.

Wang du lu books lordmisery 14/10/07(Tue)01:20 No. 17325 [Reply]

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Ey, guys, any of you have the Crane Iron Pentalogy from Wang du lu ???

Crane Frightens KunLun
Precious Sword, Golden Hairpin
Sword Spirit, Pearl Light
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Iron Knight, Silver Vase

i´ll be so thankful to you, :D

Echo Company Hipster Slut 14/09/21(Sun)22:05 No. 17305 [Reply]

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Hey /lit/ , I am about to start reading the Echo Company series.

Can you recommend any other Vietnam war fiction books?

Hipster Slut 14/10/01(Wed)10:59 No. 17321

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Online Publishing kathy 14/09/29(Mon)06:55 No. 17313 [Reply]

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I would like to publish my writings on line, similar to how Stephen King publishes some of his work. Read a part of the book, buy the rest of it if you like it. Does anyone know where I can go to get information on how to go about doing that?
Thanks in advance.

Zed 14/09/29(Mon)16:56 No. 17314

I have that same bed spread.

Hipster Slut 14/09/29(Mon)23:04 No. 17319

The first post on this page:


has a pdf that covers some of the basics for setting up a website and payment options. It is aimed at independent video game makers, but a lot of the same information applies to your goal.

On the other hand, I can't recommend your approach. Stephen King can get away with the ransom model because he already has a large group of fans. If you are an unknown, or a new writer, then this will not work for you.

A better choice would be to leverage existing publishing avenues in order to promote your name or find a particular audience. After you have several books published, then jump to the independent publishing model.

There's simply too much competition for the limited number of readers out there if you start from nothing. It takes roughly 1000 core fans who sing your praises to all of their friends in order to generate the sort of awareness that you'll need. Otherwise you spend as much time on marketing as you do on writing, and end up earning peanuts for the effort.

In any case, I wish you good luck on your endeavors.

The Future Eve Hipster Slut 14/09/17(Wed)21:39 No. 17303 [Reply]

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keep in mind that this translation is abridged and not the best available.If you are attracted by this book, you should totally read the new version (which you can still find on sites such as abebooks) titled "Tomorrow's eve" which is much more faithful to the original as for the language used.
For the moment, you can enjoy the kindle edition though.



Hipster Slut 14/09/17(Wed)21:41 No. 17304

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Hipster Slut 14/08/04(Mon)10:02 No. 17267 [Reply]

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He was trying to show off how open-minded he was w/r/t commercial fiction and but so came off as pretentious [1] moron who tried too hard [5].

[1] "Pretentious" in this sense being a reference to the Ancient Greek [2] epic, "Pretension Calculus"

[2] Ancient Greece being an ancient civilization of incredibly hairy people w/r/t their backs [3]

[3] According to a Wikipedia article this author skimmed which I am now going to recite verbatim [4] to make myself seem intelligent and well-read, a human back is "... the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders. It is the surface opposite to the chest, its height being defined by the vertebral column (commonly referred to as the spine or backbone) and its breadth being supported by the ribcage and shoulders."

[4] word for word

[5] see: this author's writing

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Hipster Slut 14/09/03(Wed)21:00 No. 17286

the truth is somewhere in between on this. the book doesn't really deserve the accolades that it received but when he gets past the pretension a bit there's some interesting character developments and a decent, albeit meandering underlying plot.

he's much better as an essayist though. i feel like he was trying to make his own finnegan's wake here or something like that.

Hipster Slut 14/09/12(Fri)19:53 No. 17299

It's fun for everyone but aspiring writers. For writers, our egos are far too fragile and our jealousies far too great. In truth, the author is just having fun with literature as a whole, but to minds that have been struggling for so long, looking for their own spark of creativity, it seems like a whole lot of bullshit. Try to separate yourself from the craft and enjoy it for what it is.

Hipster Slut 14/09/14(Sun)14:56 No. 17300

I'm on page 51 in this book and sort of sick of it already. Not sure whether to keep reading it or not.

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