By Mark Greif
Over the earlier 11 years, Greif has been publishing marvelous, and at times already recognized, essays in n+1, the high-profile little journal that he co-founded. those essays deal with such key themes within the cultural, political, and highbrow lifetime of our time because the tyranny of workout, the tyranny of meals and foodstuff snobbery, the sexualization of adolescence (and every little thing else), the philosophical that means of Radiohead, the increase and fall of the hipster, the effect of the Occupy Wall road circulation, and the main issue of policing. 4 of the choices tackle, without delay and unironically, the that means of life—what will be the ideal philosophical stance to undertake towards one’s self and the world.
Each essay in Against Everything is realized, unique, hugely exciting, and, from begin to end, lifeless severe. they're the paintings of a tender highbrow who, together with his friends, is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals could be and say and do. Mark Greif manages to reincarnate and revivify the idea and spirit of the best of yankee dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, for our time and old situation.
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