2013 on Refined Quotes – Part 2 : The Books


There was a lot of rereading for me (Infinite Jest, V, Mao II, Brave New World, Naked Lunch, Lord of Flies, The Trial, Swann’s Way, Crime and Punishment) and other side-stuff to do (a thesis on IP and philosophy courses) but still I managed to finally sink my teeth into a few great books. Here are short highlights:

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2013 on Refined Quotes – Part 1 : The Blog

There is one rule of the whole New Year thing and it is a rule that says you better make a summary, that you should look behind and try to remember what happened. As I will explain, 2013 was the only serious year for the blog so far. Here is a remotely serious sum-up of our journey into arts of 2013.

My retro song of the year is this:

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R. Musil – The Man Without Qualities

Have you ever seen a dog?” he asked. “You only think you have. What you see is only something you feel more or less justified in regarding as a dog. It isn’t a dog in every respect, and always has some personal quality no other dog has.

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