Montag, 7. November 2016

The Myth of Sisyphus (1955)

> "It's remarkable how we go on year after year, doing the same old things.
> We get tired and bored, and ask when they'll come for us"
> Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata's The Sound of the Mountain is a
> beautiful rendering of the predicament of old age — the gradual,
> reluctant narrowing of a human life, along with the sudden upsurges of
> passion that illuminate its closing. By day Ogata Shingo, an elderly
> Tokyo businessman, is troubled by small failures of memory. At night
> he associates the distant rumble he hears from the nearby mountain
> with the sounds of death. In between are the complex relationships
> that were once the foundations of Shingo's life: his trying wife; his
> philandering son; and his beautiful daughter-in-law, who inspires in
> him both pity and the stirrings of desire. Out of this translucent web
> of attachments, Kawabata has crafted a novel that is a powerful,
> serenely observed meditation on the relentless march of time.
> On, Nov 7, 1913
>> Albert Camus ...
>> #bornonthisday
>>>>>> wir müssen uns sisiphos als einen glücklichen menschen vorstellen.
>>>>>> albert camus
>>> +
>>> "Il n'y a qu'un problème philosophique vraiment sérieux : c'est le
>>> suicide. Juger que la vie vaut ou ne vaut pas la peine d'être vécue,
>>> c'est répondre à la question fondamentale de la philosophie. Le reste,
>>> si le monde a trois dimensions, si l'esprit a neuf ou douze
>>> catégories, vient ensuite. Ce sont des jeux; il faut d'abord
>>> répondre."
>>> --Le Mythe de Sisyphe (1942)
>>> "There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is
>>> suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to
>>> answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest --
>>> whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has
>>> nine or twelve categories -- comes afterward. These are games; one must
>>> first answer."
>>> --The Myth of Sisyphus (1955)

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