This is brilliant. Much better than Zadie Smith’s novel.
Clearly, The Muppets are better than Zadie Smith. Most things are… especially Hanif Kureishi, who I think she borrows from to the ninth degree.
Ahem. Literary conversations not withstanding, go here and read this now. It’s very good.
Yes, it was good, wasn’t it. I’m still working on my credo. Not sure if it’s either “I’ll love it if it’s beautiful” or “I’ll believe something when I see it“.
Closest I’ve got to it would probably be some Beckett (continuing the literary theme, see?):
“No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better“
I’m going to write something and attempt to justify it. But probably not half so well as Beeker does.
I’ve also learned a new word as a result of my web browsing – Weltanschauung (lit – ‘Look onto the world’). Up there with Schadenfreud.
Ah, the good old days back when my computer was larger than me. Forgotten about that photo.
I think your credo’s probably a lot better than mine. Looking forward to your argument for it.
oh and Weltschmerz is another good one.
A mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state.