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Oh, Barnes and Noble... WHAT DID YOU DO?
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Oh, Barnes and Noble... WHAT DID YOU DO?
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>>7583447
Post the second monologue.
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>>7583447
I want to defend this to be contrary to the e/lit/ist circlejerk, but this time I just can't find it in me
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>>7583447
Saw this at a Chapters

Does this shit even sell?
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>>7583447
what the fuck am i looking at?
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>>7583468
>it's literally the same thing as greentext
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>>7583476
Pure, unfiltered evil.
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This is the most innocuous, inconsequential, whogivesafuck disposable pop trash and if it makes you upset, its only because you actively want to be upset.
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>>7583447

I bought one of these for my girlfriend. I don't even feel bad.
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>>7583512
the banality of pure evil
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>>7583495
Welcome to 4chan!
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>>7583447
>>7583456
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>>7583476
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>>7583485

>posting cringey (most of them OP same-fagging) comments in this thread while this image has been posted on /lit dozens of times in the past few month s
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>>7583512
ree and so on
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>>7583456
I'm gonna assume you mean... THIS work o fart.
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I don't even care if it's not actually american, but this is the most american thing I've seen in a long time.
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>>7583521
okay now I'm starting to have problems.
The first sentence is a complete failure to communicate.
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>>7583521
What's even the point? The stupid emojis make it hard to read as well.
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I hear the sound of the English language devolving back into pictograms...
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>>7583529
It's a desperate attempt to get kids interested in reading something beyond YA. Everyone here thinks it's sad only because they view it as an attack on their supposed superiority. In reality, this stuff isn't infuriating, there's just something incredibly sad and banal about it.
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>>7583447
normie entertainment
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>>7583521
Someone should e-mail Bloom.
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>>7583537
email Noam Chomsky instead
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>>7583447
if you don't understand this, the sign in the picture literally explains this shit's angle
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>>7583533
Is it me, or is this whole "make YA and stuff appealing to teens so they can get into actual literature" shit actually backfiring and creating adults that are gigantic plebs and still continue to read only YA shit and dumb genre fiction?
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>>7583537
lmao
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>>7583550
You're making assumptions
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>>7583447
you can see this as amusing, as showing the tropes inherent in early modern lit that survive to be easily representable in emoji form, or as dumbing down lit. half empty/half full
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It's clearly a gimmick meant to sell things. The gimmick is the juxtaposition of classic literature and contemporary emoji/text communication. It's not anything to guffaw over and it's not anything clever.

One sees this, like so many other things in the world presently, and quietly goes about their day, without indulging a sarcastic jeer or even shaking the head quietly.
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>>7583603
It's /lit/, though. If you take away sarcastic jeers, there's not a lot left.
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>>7583521
this completely muddles the point of the monologue, jesus christ. i mean, i suppose it still performs the function the play needs, but barely at that, and oh it's just so shit and unpoetic and worthless.
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>that painted nail

Post tits pls
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>teaching Shakespeare to public school twat blasts
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Barnes and Noble is merely a containment zone for normies just like /pol/ is for the emotionally regressive. This isn't worth getting mad over.
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>>7584034
A majority of the people on /lit/ are female
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>>7584143
patently untrue
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>>7584166
im female btw
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>>7584166
>it's untrue because in my reality there's more boys
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I work at a B&N and can tell you this is strictly a teen/gaggift product. Barnes has nothing to do with the actual product. We carry Mein Kampf and Karl Marx and don't get nearly as much shit over this stuff as we do Hitler and Marx.

We don't censor, we just sell.
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>>7584166
the /lit/ goodreads group says otherwise, also says /lit/ isn't as white as you all want to believe
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>>7584188
only faggots would join goodreads
your demographics are skewed
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>>7584182
why would you get shit over Marx?
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>>7584202
AMERICA
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>>7584189
sure buddy, 680+ faggots
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>>7584204
hmph
I live in Australia, we read Marx in highschool
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>>7584202
Pretty much what >>7584204 said.

People love their capitalism, especially in a

B O O K S T O R E

Oh well
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>>7584208
Link to the goodreads group?
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>>7584189

>only faggots would join goodreads

goodreads is amazing if you add the right people. do you even know how to use it?
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>>7584208
only a few thousand regularly browse this board though. it always amazes how overrepresented faggots are on 4chan. i mean, i understand it, but it's just so very strange.
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Still waiting on a black twitter version of Julius Caesar
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>>7584238
when yo hittin up your white friend's crib and he tells his mom he is the senate (picture of knife emoji) and a picture of a snapchat attached that shows a dead nigga with white robes with "Brute: ROMAAAJUPITEEER" as the caption
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>>7583521

#THESTRUGGLEISREAL
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>>7584233

>but it's just so very strange

why? this has always been a place for outcasts. it's not just the gay community, it's also crossdressers, people with weird fetishes, people with fringe political beliefs, people with mental diseases, people that have a hard time integrating into society et cetera.
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i find this even harder to read than normal shakespeare
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You people are so far up your asses, you can't even recognize a gag gift. Does a thing like the Obama dildo lower the standards for becoming a president by reducing the canditates policies to "providing pleasure"?
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>>7584292

how do I NOT have this? thanks, anon
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>>7584292
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>>7583521
>>7583447
What purpose do these books serve? One of the main points of learning Shakespeare is the fucking language so what use is there taking that away and then teaching it
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>>7584252
I actually found that quite funny as a conclusion.
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>>7584322

When did you join /lit/ friend?
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>>7584322
top 9gag
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>>7583447
tbqf this person doesn't even understand emojis
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>>7583485
putting your name next to Shakespeare's on this trash
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