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What are some manly books? Something like Jack London or maybe Ernest Hemingway but preferably something more recent.
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tess of the d'ubervilles.
essentially, a mans purpose is to rape. another mans purpose is to care for a woman and raise her cuck babies. no judgement passed either way.
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This is aimed at your demographic.
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>>7656524
what constitutes a manly book? Does it spit and fart loudly?
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>>7656524
John Muir
Cormac McCarthy/Larry McMurty/other western shit
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>>7656537

I was just thinking about that website and how I haven't visited it in a long time. A quick look and now I remember why it's been so long. An excellent pick for OP's request.

Here, OP, be a real man.
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>>7656601
The only thing I'll ever read that's written by a woman is my wife's grocery list to make sure she didn't fuck anything up
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>>7656524
Try Bukowski.
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>>7656613

damn straight anon
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Just read some Mailer then you sissy fag.
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>>7656642

These are the kind of recommendations I was looking for. Thank you.

>>7656615

This isn't what I meant but it happens to be relevant to my interests. Thanks.

>>7656546

Mostly, I wanted to see how /lit/ would interpret the term "manly".
I was thinking something gritty that deals with self-reliance (or comradely and brotherhood) and strength of character featuring a bitter character with notable vices. And also probably featuring exploring, hunting, sailing or alcoholism.
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>>7656679
>I was thinking something gritty that deals with self-reliance (or comradely and brotherhood) and strength of character featuring a bitter character with notable vices. And also probably featuring exploring, hunting, sailing or alcoholism.
PUUUUUUUUUUURE IDEOLOGY
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Fight Club

:^)
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>>7656524
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>>7656695
Ok, I'm going to be honest: I don't go on this board often so I don't know the memes and in-jokes you people have.
I also didn't know that this is one of those boards that get triggered by talk of gender.

Basically, for the last few months, I've been reading 19th century romanticism, poetry and modern left-wing stuff (like feminism and Marxism) so now I'm trying to find something different but I don't know where to go from London.
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You should read Manliness by Harvey Mansfield, OP
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>>7656830
>triggered
No, its just your PURE IDEOLOGY that is showing.
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>>7656855
Ok, I think I get what you mean. I'll try to be more conscious of my PURE IDEOLOGY in the future.

>>7656852
Thank you for the recommendation but I'm looking for fiction.
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THE

GREEKS
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>>7656524
One Soldier's War in Chechnya by Arkady Babchenko
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>>7656524
bro just go to a bar find some puss and fuck it
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The Things They Carried
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>>7656537
>>7656546
>>7656695
>>7656715
>>7656855
>>7657842
There's nothing wrong with trying to find a specific manly identity and and reading books focusing on this topic. It's been a theme for thousands of years starting with the ancient Greeks. But it looks like the Reddit nu-male scum that inhabits so much of this world has decided that manhood is either nonexistent or consists only of spitting and visiting bars.
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>>7657892
Sure but admittedly, I could have been more specific in my initial request and put a serious picture instead of a half sarcastic one.

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>>7657643

Thanks for the suggestions. I wasn't really looking for war stories but these both look pretty interesting.
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>>7657892
Reddit is basically the same /pol/-tier "I want to be reactionary but my mom won't let me" demographic as 4chan. We mock that kind of thing on /lit/ because we're slightly better than that and because it's dumb (and ideology at its purest, my god).
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>>7657929
The Things They Carried is a collection of stories and essays on the war, but they're never actually ABOUT the war. It's a pretty creative book, structurally, and it might give you a whole perspective on writing.
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>>7657938
Jesus you're cancerous. "We" don't do anything. /tv/ may be more your speed
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>>7657970
I've been on /lit/ since day one, so I'm more like a benign tumour, don't you think?
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