First of all. All hail Mike, the scanner of physical texts. Happy to scan some shit that isn’t online if you give it to me.
This week’s reading is out of Robert Musil’s Precision and Soul: On Stupidity.
EDIT: Before 3:11pm on Monday pages 278+279 were missing. They are no longer missing.
Here is his face:
This week, we’ll let a Dead French Guy school us on how to read a thing.
Recently, a fair amount of comments about being “good reader” have come up. What does that mean? Who is a “good reader”? How does one become such? Is it even possible or desireable?
The readings are
-On Reading, pg. 33
-The Death of the Author, pg. 49
-From Work to Text, pg. 56
P.S. If you want to get a gold star, you can read “Sarrasine” as it provides context for Death of the Author, but it is not at all necessary to discuss the themes of the piece. In fact, Barthes himself would tell you not to.
Well friends, our journey into ownness has nearly reached its end. Next week, the conclusion of The Unique and Its Property: section 2.2.3 (“My Self-Enjoyment”) through the end.
If you haven’t been following the podcast series that has taken shape out of these readings, you are admonished to visit Free Radical Radio and give a listen. Coming soon, a pair of interviews with a few unmenschen who have inspired us through the ways they’ve made Stirner their own…
“For me, there is nothing greater than me!”
This week we’ll bask in the soothing glow of the projector while watching Sorry To Bother You. Bring snacks, booze, or just yourself!
For Tuesday it’s the first 50 pages of the “My Intercourse” section of The Unique. Or so I’m told. Hope you all had a pleasant enough holiday however you may have spent it.
no new years/human obsolescence 2019