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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
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The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord
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От протеста - к сопротивлению. Из литературного наследия горо... by Ульрика Майнхоф
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Unavowable Community by Maurice Blanchot
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The Ego and Its Own by Max Stirner
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Revolution of Everyday Life by Raoul Vaneigem
Revolution of Everyday Life
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"We'll smash all the porcelain in the world to
transform life. You love things too much and people too little. . . You love men
too much the way you love things, and man you don't love enough".
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Происхождение мастера by Andrei Platonov
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"Больше ничто не тронуло Захара Павловича в следующие годы. Только по вечерам, когда он глядел на читающего Сашу, в нем поднималась жалость к нему. Захар Павлович хотел бы сказать Саше: не томись за книгой — если бы там было что серьезное, давно бы л ...more
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Robert Penn Warren
“[F]or when you get in love you are made all over again. The person who loves you has picked you out of the great mass of uncreated clay which is humanity to make something out of, and the poor lumpish clay which is you wants to find out what it has been made into. But at the same time, you, in the act of loving somebody, become real, cease to be a part of the continuum of the uncreated clay and get the breath of life in you and rise up. So you create yourself by creating another person, who, however, has also created you, picked up the you-chunk of clay out of the mass. So there are two you's, the one you create by loving and the one the beloved creates by loving you. The farther those two you's are apart the more the world grinds and grudges on its axis. But if you loved and were loved perfectly then there wouldn't be any difference between the two you's or any distance between them. They would coincide perfectly, there would be perfect focus, as when a stereoscope gets the twin images on the card into perfect alignment.”
Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men

Simone de Beauvoir
“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
Simone de Beauvoir

Yukio Mishima
“What transforms this world is — knowledge. Do you see what I mean? Nothing else can change anything in this world. Knowledge alone is capable of transforming the world, while at the same time leaving it exactly as it is. When you look at the world with knowledge, you realize that things are unchangeable and at the same time are constantly being transformed.”
Yukio Mishima, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Sylvia Plath
“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

Oriana Fallaci
“Objectivity does not exist. The word is a hypocrisy which is sustained by the lie that the truth stays in the middle. No, sir: Sometimes truth stays on one side only.”
Oriana Fallaci

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