Thursday, October 02, 2008

Can We Say 'Irony'?

"The idea that mass existence cannot properly be called life had a strong appeal for D.H. Lawrence, the major English disciple of Nietzsche, whose works he first came across in Croydon Public Library in 1908."
--John Carey, Intellectuals And The Masses (emphasis mine).


Blogger owen hatherley said...

don't get me started on that book...

October 2, 2008 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

I'm only up to page 40 and I'm already wrankling a lot (I'm only reading it because it was on the secondary literature for my course, and I liked the sound of it.) The description of modernism as (I can't find the exact quote) "a means of deliberate obfuscation of the common man" is just... grrr.

October 3, 2008 at 2:27 AM  

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