I'll read almost anything and love what captures my imagination. Best of all is responding to books in the larger cultural sense, loving or loathsome. Literature should have a place in the wider world.
Rather self-indulgent and nothing new under the sun. Stopped at p. 17 "I have always been impressed by the fact that the most studiously avoided subject in western philosophy is that of happiness."Since the study of happiness has actually been underway for a while now, and I own a couple of those books, I go with that. I should say Lin Yutang has a lovely conversational style of writing and a fairly engaging voice. It's just not for me.
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The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present
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