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How even the best writers are affected by bad reviews

I very much like the writer Kenneth Gergen and especially his book, ” The saturated society” http://identitythoughts.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/the-saturated-self-dilemmas-of-identity-in-contemporary-life-kenneth-j-gergen-pt-2/ http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/553/1198e” I think it’s  beautifully written and explains the bad side of post modernism but also how differently it could be used.He got … Continue reading

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What did Arendt mean by thinking?

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2011/aug/29/hannah-arendt-adolf-eichmann-banality-of-evil   This is an exceptionally interesting article not to be missed

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How even the best writers are affected by bad reviews

I have mentioned that I very much liked the writer Kenneth Gergen and especially his book,” The saturated society” http://identitythoughts.wordpress.com/2009/02/11/the-saturated-self-dilemmas-of-identity-in-contemporary-life-kenneth-j-gergen-pt-2/ http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/553/1198e” I think it’s  beautifully written and explains the bad side of post modernism but also how differently it could … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Levinas, Don Quixote, and the Hunger of the Other Man

Originally posted on Schlemiel Theory:
Like many Jews over the centuries, I am fasting to commemorate the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 AD.  Now that I’m in middle of the fast, I’m having a hard time distracting…

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Sand in our eyes

BBC News` Most of what we learn we learn without trying or even knowing consciously.We learn to talk by listening and being close to others… imagine trying to teach it!We learn at school a few things like how to read … Continue reading

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Your life and your art?

http://faso.com/fineartviews/25584/artists-personal-lives-does-it-play-a-role-in-how-you-view-their-art   Even if Hitler’s art was good I would not want  to see it.Where do we draw the line?s National collection of artists’  lives

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The Seeker Smashed Awake

Simple and clear

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Book review:The society of timid souls by Polly Morland

The book I am reading now is called”, The Society of Timid Souls”  written by Polly Morland. Here is a very good in depth review of it and a photo of a bull fight She is a good writer,mainly in … Continue reading

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Shame

I have just been thinking of how  both when I was a child ad later there was a very strong emphasis on  guilt and sin,but not on shame which I think is more painful or isolating.I am not quite sure … Continue reading

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