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Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
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The Politics of Friendship by Jacques Derrida
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The Renaissance by Walter Pater
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Pater expresses the ideology of humanism clearly and distinctly, which shows both its strengths and contradictions.
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Daniel Deronda by George Eliot
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The Essential James Hillman by James Hillman
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Seems to correspond well with Zizek's call to "enjoy your symptom." For Hillman this means that to know our true selves we must know our ailments, and to accept that our selfs always contain ailment. By seeking to know our sickness without desiring t ...more
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Samuel Beckett
“You're on Earth. There's no cure for that.”
Samuel Beckett

Bertolt Brecht
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality
but a hammer with which to shape it.”
Bertolt Brecht

Karl Marx
“The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.

[These words are also inscribed upon his grave]”
Karl Marx, Eleven Theses on Feuerbach

Audrey Niffenegger
“I don't know about you, but I'm kind of fed up with realism. After all, there's enough reality already; why make more of it? Why not leave realism for the memoirs of drug addicts, the histories of salt, the biographies of porn stars? Why must we continue to read about the travails of divorced people or mildly depressed Canadians when we could be contemplating the shopping habits of zombies, or the difficulties that ensue when living and dead people marry each other? We should be demanding more stories about faery handbags and pyjamas inscribed with the diaries of strange women. We should not rest until someone writes about a television show that features the Free People's World-Tree Library, with its elaborate waterfalls and Forbidden Books and Pirate-Magicians. We should be pining for a house haunted by rabbits.

(from the review of Kelly Link's Magic for Beginners in The Guardian)”
Audrey Niffenegger

Jorge Luis Borges
“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.”
Jorge Luis Borges

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