Saturday, March 13, 2010

Good-natured pessimism ...

... or, Humor in Hopelessness. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Svevo was at first stimulated by the ideas he found in reading Freud, and "Zeno's Conscience" is the way he put these ideas to the test. In the end, they all fail, for Freudianism is at least as useless in answering the riddle of life as any other philosophy or guide.

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