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The Idler's Glossary #2020

The Idler s Glossary Dawdler Layabout Shit heel Loser For as long as mankind has had to work for a living which is to say ever since the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden people who work have disparaged

  • Title: The Idler's Glossary
  • Author: Joshua Glenn Mark Kingwell Seth
  • ISBN: 9781897231463
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Idler's Glossary By Joshua Glenn Mark Kingwell Seth, Dawdler Layabout Shit heel Loser For as long as mankind has had to work for a living, which is to say ever since the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, people who work have disparaged those who prefer not to Mark Kingwell s introductory essay offers a playful defence of the idler as homo superior, while Joshua Glenn s glossary playfully explore Dawdler Layabout Shit heel Loser For as long as mankind has had to work for a living, which is to say ever since the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, people who work have disparaged those who prefer not to Mark Kingwell s introductory essay offers a playful defence of the idler as homo superior, while Joshua Glenn s glossary playfully explores the etymology and history of hundreds of idler specific terms and phrases, while offering both a corrective to popular misconceptions about idling and a foundation for a new mode of thinking about working and not working The Idler s Glossary is destined to become The Devil s Dictionary for the idling classes, necessary reading for any and all who wish to introduce truly free time into their daily lives.

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    1. The introduction which takes up approximately a quarter of the book makes for a fairly good 6000 word essay on the topic, going significantly further than and taking issue with Bertrand Russell s In Praise of Idleness by insisting on a distinction between slacking which is simply the work of avoiding work and idling a primary state by itself, not defined solely as the negation of work However, the main body of the book the glossary is rather dull and tedious Stick instead to How to Be Idle by To [...]

    2. Engaging and quotable, this book nonetheless strikes a scolding note at times, a note absent from the companion volume, The Wage Slave s Glossary If you were to fret over whether you are slacking, instead of idling, as much as Glenn seemingly wants you to, you would soon be incapable of doing either Despite that tonal difficulty, I found most of this book very enjoyable, particularly the introductory essay by Mark Kingwell.This puts The Idler s Glossary next to Tom Lutz s Doing Nothing, in the [...]

    3. Fun, quirky little book Tidbits like the etymology of the term bum apparently, General Sherman troop hangers on and from the German for drifter Nice illustrations and a terrific introduction with references to boredom and philosophy Schopenhauer Aristotle s thoughts on the subject by Mark Kingwell.

    4. Slackers avoid work, idlers realise there s to life than work.Whether he succeeds or fails, the true loser is one who enters a race that isn t worth winning Sometimes quitting is the winner thing to do.Freedom to time and freedom from time are distinctive, one is truly free, the other a brief respite.

    5. I brought this with me for the trip to Paris Mostly due to the size of the book, which can fit in my Levi s back pocket A real pocket book It s beautifully designed and I am going to finish it off tonight A real review later

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