Ennui to Go: The Art of Boredom

Ennui to Go: The Art of Boredom

by Jon Winokur
     
 

The Romans called it Taedium vitae, “the tedium of life,” and Nietzsche described it as “that disagreeable, windless calm of the soul.” By whatever name it’s known, ennui has reached epidemic proportions. The good news? Ennui causes all sorts of fascinating behavior — and lots of terrific quotes collected in this

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Overview

The Romans called it Taedium vitae, “the tedium of life,” and Nietzsche described it as “that disagreeable, windless calm of the soul.” By whatever name it’s known, ennui has reached epidemic proportions. The good news? Ennui causes all sorts of fascinating behavior — and lots of terrific quotes collected in this surprisingly fun book. They range from Louis XV’s “What would life be without coffee? But then, what is it even with coffee?” to Oscar Levant’s immortal “So much time, so little to do.” Contributors include Gore Vidal, M. F. K. Fisher, Eddie Murphy, Andy Warhol, Fran Lebowitz, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570614446
Publisher:
Sasquatch Books
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.75(d)

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