Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Critical Theory Slipping in the Pumpkin Patch

Weiss continues to confound. His finalization in Aesthetics of Resistance that the autodidact is always/already being overlooked (tossed aside) by the currents of history. The toil of modern life keeps the inversion of Kafka away from proletarian imaginations.

I have started the second tome of the Gulag Archipelago, am 20 pages in and very appreciative of his acknowledgement of Shalimov, as Ed noted - some suffered more than others.

I have also nearly completed Trotsky In Exile, a play by Weiss and it is worth anyone's time, it details in a couple of acts the contradictions and tensions that stoked his meteoric ascent and fall.


Blogger edward parish said...

Wasn't Trotsky's mental illness some what to blame for his own ascent?

7:03 AM  

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