With Charity Toward None. I know the feeling well, but it is not misanthropy in the strict sense. It is what comes over a touring writer who is too tired to hate
With Charity Toward None. From The American Heritage Dictionary: "misanthrope also misanthropist n. A person who hates or scorns mankind. It is what comes over a touring writer who is too tired to hate. Kafka's whole life was a book tour, which is another way of saying that he was temporarily haunted on a permanent basis. It takes energy to be a misanthrope but Kafka was so overwhelmed by people that he had no strength left to hate them.
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How can a book about misanthropy be joyful and life-affirming? Because Florence lets you know you're not alone. It can be pretty discouraging when everyone you know wants you to smile and be optimistic at all costs. Florence's devastations of the incompetent are the very definition of "catharsis. Mencken, whereever he is, must be green with envy.
With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look at Misanthropy. New York: St. ISBN 978-0-312-07124-0.
The unreconstructed people-hater offers her piece de resistance: a guided tour of the misanthropic life, and an inspirational handbook for Americans grown tired of "goo-goo humanitarianism and sensitivity that never sleeps. The only trouble with this book is that its covers are too close together. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Philosophy: Critical Thinking.
It gets so concentrated that it looks like she just loves to write about people. To echo her snap definitions of a real misanthrope in the book, I daresay: A real misanthrope doesn’t like literature, and Florence King isn’t one. A related problem is that the content (chosen examples of people, events, et. is too American. Combined with the first problem I mentioned, the book gets completely uninteresting or even incomprehensible on many pages, if you’re not someone who’s familiar with all those very specific names and events from American culture. King definitely hasn’t envisioned an international audience.
The only trouble with this book is that its covers are too close together.
With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look At Misanthropy - The unreconstructed people-hater offers her piece de resistance: a guided tour of the misanthropic life, and an inspirational handbook for Americans grown tired of "goo-goo humanitarianism . Manufacturer: St. Martin's Griffin Release date: 15 March 1993 ISBN-10 : 0312094140 ISBN-13: 9780312094140. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed.
Author: Florence King
Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (February 1, 1992)
Pages: 194 pages
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