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Gessen, K. (2014). Money. In ? (ed) Happiness: Ten Years of n+1. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, pp. 307-335

(adjective) supernatural mysterious / (adjective) filled with a sense of the presence of divinity; holy / (adjective) appealing to the higher emotions or to the aesthetic sense; spiritual

307

There was no call to fly in New York journalists only to demo a product already numinous at no cost.

—p.307 by Keith Gessen
notable
3 years, 8 months ago

There was no call to fly in New York journalists only to demo a product already numinous at no cost.

—p.307 by Keith Gessen
notable
3 years, 8 months ago
315

[...] when you think of the long-standing idea of art in opposition to the dominant culture, if only by keeping its autonomy from the pursuit of money—the only common value great writers from right to left have acknowledged—you begin to sense what we have lost. Capitalism as a system for the equitable distribution of goods is troublesome enough; as a way of measuring success it is useless. When you begin to think the advances of doled out to writers by major corporations possess anything but an accidental correlation to artistic worth, you are finished. Everything becomes publicity. How many writers now refuse to be photographed? How many refuse to sit for idiotic “lifestyle” pieces? Or to write supplemental reading group “guides” for their paperbacks? Everyone along the chain of production compromises a tiny bit and suddenly Jay McInerney is a guest judge on Iron Chef.

—p.315 by n+1 3 years, 9 months ago

[...] when you think of the long-standing idea of art in opposition to the dominant culture, if only by keeping its autonomy from the pursuit of money—the only common value great writers from right to left have acknowledged—you begin to sense what we have lost. Capitalism as a system for the equitable distribution of goods is troublesome enough; as a way of measuring success it is useless. When you begin to think the advances of doled out to writers by major corporations possess anything but an accidental correlation to artistic worth, you are finished. Everything becomes publicity. How many writers now refuse to be photographed? How many refuse to sit for idiotic “lifestyle” pieces? Or to write supplemental reading group “guides” for their paperbacks? Everyone along the chain of production compromises a tiny bit and suddenly Jay McInerney is a guest judge on Iron Chef.

—p.315 by n+1 3 years, 9 months ago

the period or state of being a novice, especially in a religious order.

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Please, we did not understand it either. Rather we did, but wrongly, on the novitiate plane.

lol

—p.332 by Keith Gessen
strange
3 years, 8 months ago

Please, we did not understand it either. Rather we did, but wrongly, on the novitiate plane.

lol

—p.332 by Keith Gessen
strange
3 years, 8 months ago