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|[The police romance] isbased onthefact that morality is themost dark anddaring of |
conspiracies.40 Chesterton's aim here is to fight acedia in the guise of boredom (
the boring nature of fighting for the good) by turning things around: the lifeof ...
|Our proposed 'Communist' reading of Parsifal entails a full rehabilitation of these |
two narratives as crucial moments of the opera - the fact that they may appear '
boring' is to be understood along the lines of a short poem by Brecht from the ...
|Perhaps this would bethe postmodernist Bondfilm,a kind of boring existential |
drama of a relationship indecay: Bond gradually gettingbored withhis girl,small
fights erupting; the girl wants marriage, while Bond is against it,and so on, so that
|Cynical conformism tells us that emancipatory ideals of more equality, democracy |
and solidarity are boring and even dangerous, leading to a grey, overregulated
society, and that our true and only paradise is theexisting 'corrupted' capitalist ...
|What changes from Shostakovich to Schulhoff is the nature of the unconditional |
sexual drive: no longer the earthly erotic drive constrained and thereby perverted
by the boring provincial life but the spectral, undead passion. We thus encounter
|The reason that the books they publish in the nameof culture, history, and |
humanity areso boring isthatthey're terribly afraidofhurting anyone. “What a
beautiful civilization here, what a beautiful civilization there.” I prefer to look at
how stupid ...
|... the end of Disgrace, something that would correspond to the repulsive tic on |
the face of the dying Sygne, as a mute gesture of protest, of the refusal to
reconcile, or to Julie's “Happiness is boring” at the end ofLa Nouvelle Héloďse.
One can ...
|Recall a boring academic textbook that, apropos of a philosophical problem or |
discipline, enumerates the series of predominant opinions or claims: “The
philosopherA claimed that soul is immortal, while the philosopher B claimed that
there is ...
|... ideological universe: if a movie on the same topic (military decoding) had been |
made in, say, the Soviet Union, there would have been no erotic re-framing of the
“enigma” (which is why the film would also have been much more boring. . .).
|... or in the form, today much more acceptable, of intersubjectivity, of another |
subject as the only true Thing, as the ethical Anstoß); if it is immanent, we get the
boring perverse logic of the I which posits an obstacle in order to overcome it .