By Guido Snel
This striking quantity explores the fashionable melding of cultures, languages, and traditions at the ecu continent and the human effects of the quickly transferring borders within the new period of the ecu Union. Twenty participants, from a British-based Iraqi Jewish sociologist to a Romanian playwright in big apple, relate their interesting lifestyles studies that span international locations and continents and the a number of identities that they have got cultivated in the course of their lifestyles trips. modify Ego is a compelling quantity that probes deeply into the trendy ecu adventure and permits a number of voices to proportion the fun, demanding situations, and frustrations of dwelling throughout a number of cultures.
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Abusive Pessoa-reading. Do you like him still? I have even loved him, I mean, his poetry. There is a big difference: to love somebody, or to love somebody’s lines. Normally, I very rarely get any mail from my readers. I hardly believe they exist. Yesterday was a great day. I got an e-mail from a boy or a man (but my fantasy made him immediately to be a young attractive boy, kind of 25-years old, sensitive, dreamy), who told me he likes my novels, and also his boyfriend and his boyfriend’s sister love them.
I mean, it is seemingly not so hard to become the individualistic (and the so called socialist regime was laid on an even more individualistic basis), atomic consumer who seeks 37 the best goods for his or her individual consumption and to produce the waste that society ends up having to take care of. It is so primitive, you cannot even call it civilisation. Are you worried about that? Not really. I’m talking about it because I don’t know what to do with myself. Every time I get depressed about my own life, which is always the same, I become very ‘global’, I start to think and to speak about the pathetic fate of Humanity.
You have a whole other life before you to go to Santiago de Compostela. Or to make your pilgrimage to India, to kiss the hand of some Rinpoche. But before you start, maybe we can do this interview. You can include it as part of your penance: you can add the sin of vanity. And the sin of using bad English in the vain hope of promoting yourself. ’ First, English is very good for both lying and sincerity. It is like being abroad. Second, are you hinting that you are worth more than threehundred Euros?
Alter Ego: Twenty Confronting Views on the European Experience by Guido Snel