yuli wrote:Susan Sontag
GuyInTaiwan wrote:I was hoping people could offer suggestions of essayists they like and why.
almas john wrote:you have told us so very much about yourself.
Jaboney wrote:Zizek - when I'm in the mood for off the wall weird cultural theory
Alluding to the surrealist thinker Georges Bataille, Mr. Zizek denounced "the hidden economy of 'I am lazy a little bit so that I will work better.'" Instead, he offered the example of residents of Montenegro, an earthquake-prone area of the former Yugoslavia. The local ethnic stereotype is that inhabitants of the region are utterly shiftless.
"The zero-level standard joke about laziness is how a Montenegro guy masturbates," he said. "He digs a hole in the earth, puts his penis in, and waits for the earthquake." The pleasure that Montenegrins take in telling the joke seems to Mr. Zizek to be the correct attitude toward both laziness and political incorrectness. "Instead of being afraid of this attitude," he said, "you freely, in a gesture of Bataillean autonomy and sovereignty, assume" the quality attributed to you.
almas john wrote:yuli wrote:Susan Sontag
A nasty - perhaps evil - woman and a crap writer. What a strange choice!!! With your two-word post you have told us so very much about yourself.