Parnassus on Wheels by Christopher Morley

By Christopher Morley

I imagined him in his cherished Brooklyn, walking in Prospect Park and preaching to likelihood comers approximately his gospel of fine books.

"When you promote a guy a book," says Roger Mifflin, the sprite-like ebook peddler on the heart of this vintage novella, "you don't promote him simply twelve oz. of paper and ink and glue--you promote him an entire new life." during this beguiling yet little-known prequel to Christopher Morley's belovedHaunted book shop, the "whole new life" that the touring bookman gives you to Helen McGill, the narrator of Parnassus on Wheels, offers the romantic comedy that drives this fascinating love letter to a existence in books.

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Special vigilance is needed because the secondorder victory of work bullshit is that, in addition to having no regard for the truth, it passes itself off as innocuous or even beneficial. Especially in clever hands, the controlling elements of work are repackaged as liberatory, counter-cultural, subversive: you’re a skatepunk rebel because you work seventy hours a week beta-testing videogames. 6 See Harry Frankfurt, On Bullshit (Princeton University Press, 2005), a huge international bestseller which was in fact a repurposed version of a journal article Frankfurt had published many years earlier, included in his collection The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays (Cambridge, 1988).

Nor does calling officemateyness an ‘air family’ (Coupland again) make the false camaraderie any less spectral. 7 Indeed, the laughs render the facts more palatable by mixing diversion into the scene of domination – a willing capitulation, consumed under the false sign of resistance. ” That was the main reason we were at pains to distinguish idling from slacking in the previous glossary. Slacking is consistent with the work idea; it does not subvert it, merely gives in by means of evasion. html.

The ‘veal-fattening pen’ label applied to those carpet-sided cubicles of the openform office (Coupland) does nothing to change the facts of the office. Nor does calling officemateyness an ‘air family’ (Coupland again) make the false camaraderie any less spectral. 7 Indeed, the laughs render the facts more palatable by mixing diversion into the scene of domination – a willing capitulation, consumed under the false sign of resistance. ” That was the main reason we were at pains to distinguish idling from slacking in the previous glossary.

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