One of the first things I found most noticeable about MIMESIS was that it showcased beautiful language and a real respect for the art and craft of wri...moreOne of the first things I found most noticeable about MIMESIS was that it showcased beautiful language and a real respect for the art and craft of writing. I can be a bit of a jaded and (very, at times) cynical person when I peruse most of the modern day commoditized fiction bestsellers, most of which do not really showcase good/original/memorable writing at all.
Commodification has an element that reflects homogeneity and "sheeple programming." The best antithesis to "stuff like that" is "stuff like MIMESIS"--something non-exploitative, something sincere, original, that's, well, good art.
Good art, I think, requires some amount of independent thought to be fully appreciated. There is no need for any hype to bring out (or create) the essence/message/etc of the piece of work.
This realness and understated strength in MIMESIS is something that would appeal to poetry lovers, and I kind of took or experienced the journey of reading MIMESIS as a celebration of Andrako's wonderful individuality (which I, as the reader, responded to positively by appreciating my own identity and experiences also). It is good to know that intelligent/inspired/high-quality work/art like this still exists in our hopeless era (of pervasive media hype combined with a "narcissism epidemic" which leads to aggression, materialism and shallow values). It reminds me that there is more to this world than the sheeple conglomerate, which wishes to homogenize everything/everyone for nothing more than profits.
"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known," the great Oscar Wilde once said.
Perhaps the most important thing about MIMESIS is that it serves as a tangible reminder to all artists, creators, and writers out there--to stay focused on their original work, celebrate each other's works + making it known to the greater populace--and to keep fighting the good fight. (less)
Very creative (thank God because creativity is something that's sorely lacking in our over-commercialized world).
One thing I enjoyed very early on wa...moreVery creative (thank God because creativity is something that's sorely lacking in our over-commercialized world).
One thing I enjoyed very early on was/is the multicultural/international/global flair throughout the poems. I like/appreciate the mention of astrology/the stars in "The Sweet Starry Night Dreams of the Dragonflies" also (a layered/structured/thought-provoking piece I'll slowly read, and not rush through tonight).
I enjoy taking my time when it comes to reading poetry, as I'm doing with this collection right now :)
I agree with a lot of what one of the reviewers here said (5 stars, John J. Rinck, February 14, 2005). I for one, greatly enjoyed the succinct and concise chapters. I prefer the book as it is, as compared to if a ghostwriter had written it (with more "flowery" language, which gives the illusion of getting more bang for your buck).
I find it interesting to note also that all the people blasting Mr. Trump and/or his books...well...*probably* aren't exactly billionaires (or millionaires?).
I enjoyed the "glossy photos" included also. They showcase his success.
Mr. Trump writes at the start: "Even if you absorb only ten percent of the wisdom in this book, you'll still have a good shot at becoming a millionaire."
Advice from other places in the book: "Focus on the solutions, not the problem."
Pg 149: 1. Think big 2. Stay focused 3. Be paranoid (keep your guard up) 4. Be passionate 5. Don't ever give up 6. Love what you are doing
I got this book because I enjoyed the introductory material (which I happened to chance upon via Google Books). I am an independent author/publisher/entrepreneur. The going can get tough sometimes. Rather than wallow in self-pity and whine/gripe about things endlessly, I seek out success stories and seek to emulate successful people (it sure beats moping around and complaining about things/life in general).
This book is no exception (success story, etc.). I am thankful to Mr. Trump for sharing a wealth of information, via his thoughts/views! (less)