Archives: Thursday, April 19, 2012

‘We Need Books That Hit Us Like a Painful Misfortune’

Interesting article on Ceasefire looking at Zizek and de Botton, which includes this great quote from Kafka: “Altogether, I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. If the book we are reading doesn’t shake us awake like a blow to the skull, why bother reading it in the first place?

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