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By Mark Greif

ISBN-10: 1101871156

ISBN-13: 9781101871157

ISBN-10: 1101971746

ISBN-13: 9781101971741

an excellent selection of essays by means of a tender author who's already a celebrity within the highbrow firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper’s Magazine, “[Mark Greif ] is an highbrow, complete cease . . . there's a lot of [Lionel] Trilling in Greif . . . a lot additionally of Susan Sontag . . . What he stocks with either, and with the road they signify, is strictly a feeling of intellect—of proposal, of mind—as a wakeful actor within the world.”

Over the earlier 11 years, Greif has been publishing significant, and every so often already recognized, essays in n+1, the high-profile little journal that he co-founded. those essays deal with such key subject matters within the cultural, political, and highbrow lifetime of our time because the tyranny of workout, the tyranny of nutrients and nutrients snobbery, the sexualization of youth (and every little thing else), the philosophical which means of Radiohead, the increase and fall of the hipster, the influence of the Occupy Wall road circulation, and the main issue of policing. 4 of the decisions deal with, without delay and unironically, the that means of life—what may be the perfect philosophical stance to undertake towards one’s self and the world.

Each essay in Against Everything is realized, unique, hugely interesting, and, from begin to end, useless critical. they're the paintings of a tender highbrow who, along with his friends, is reinventing and reinvigorating what intellectuals could be and say and do. Mark Greif manages to reincarnate and revivify the idea and spirit of the best of yankee dissenters, Henry David Thoreau, for our time and ancient situation.

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