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Oink, Oink: To Live and Think Like Pigs

"'We optimise as others breathe! We are the first generation to so perfectly 'internalise' all behaviours as scarcity behaviours! Nothing escapes this, including relationship problems, suicide, altruism previously confiscate by the intoxicating theories of the Pétroleuses.

'Take relationships, for example... Doesn't getting married mean coming up against a specific market of goods and services along withs its rules, investments (children) and its competition for rare resources (IQ, sex appeal, education, wealth) that stroke the utility curves in the right direction? Can a couple last if it doesn't suceed in increasing the utility function of both partners?'"

-Gilles Châtelet, To Live and Think Like Pigs, p. 111

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums: Radically Free Conclusion (Perhaps?)

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums is a summer series of blog posts about one bookseller's lofty goal to read two books a week this summer. Each week I will reflect on the books I read, how I felt reading them, and what challenges or epiphanies presented themselves. But this week I end my blog and turn myself to different projects. I explain why. You can find previous posts at wellerbookworks.com under "Holden's Blog" or you can search on social media using the hashtag #holdenreads.

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums: Post 13 - Nicotine

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums is a summer series of blog posts about one bookseller's lofty goal to read two books a week this summer. Each week I will reflect on the books I read, how I felt reading them, and what challenges or epiphanies presented themselves.This week I read Nicotine by Nell Zink and fell behind my schedule for Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre. You can find previous posts at wellerbookworks.com under "Holden's Blog" or you can search on social media using the hashtag #holdenreads.

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums: Post 12 - My Year of Rest and Relaxation and Being and Nothingness, Part Two

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums is a summer series of blog posts about one bookseller's lofty goal to read two books a week this summer. Each week I will reflect on the books I read, how I felt reading them, and what challenges or epiphanies presented themselves.This week I read My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh and Being and Nothingness, Part Two by Jean-Paul Sartre. You can find previous posts at wellerbookworks.com under "Holden's Blog" or you can search on social media using the hashtag #holdenreads.

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums, Post 11 - Being and Nothingness: Part One and The Intuitionist

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums is a summer series of blog posts about one bookseller's lofty goal to read two books a week this summer. Each week I will reflect on the books I read, how I felt reading them, and what challenges or epiphanies presented themselves.This week I read Being and Nothingness, Part One by Jean-Paul Sartre and The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead. You can find previous posts at wellerbookworks.com under "Holden's Blog" or you can search on social media using the hashtag #holdenreads.

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums: Post 10 - Abahn Sabana David, The Waves, and Being and Nothingness: Introduction

Holden Battles the Summer Doldrums is a summer series of blog posts about one bookseller's lofty goal to read two (ah, but this week I read three-ish!) books a week this summer. Each week I will reflect on the books I read, how I felt reading them, and what challenges or epiphanies presented themselves.This week I read Abahn Sabana David by Marguerite Duras, The Waves by Virginia Woolf, and the introduction of Being and Nothingness by Jean-Paul Sartre. You can find previous posts at wellerbookworks.com under "Holden's Blog" or you can search on social media using the hashtag #holdenreads.

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