By Eric Jarosinski
A gleeful but critical philosophical manifesto in aphorism by way of the writer of the highly renowned @NeinQuarterly Twitter feed, written within the related “crisp, allusive, irreverent” (New Yorker) voice.
• Ontology: what the fuck?
• Causality: why the fuck?
• Epistemology: how the why the fuck?
• Phenomenology: the fuck.
Nein. A Manifesto is the brainchild of Eric Jarosinski, the self-described “failed intellectual” at the back of the highly renowned @NeinQuarterly, a “Compendium of Utopian Negation” that makes use of the aphorism to plumb the existential abyss of contemporary life—and unearths it bottomless.
Stridently hopeless and charmingly dour, Nein. A Manifesto mixes depression with nihilistic glee in its research into the main pressing questions. And the least. encouraged by means of the philosophical aphorisms of Nietzsche and Theodor W. Adorno, Jarosinski’s epigrammatic variety reinvents short-form philosophy for a global doomed to distraction.
Nein. A Manifesto should be packaged as an enticing alternate paperback, each one web page along with its personal four-line manifesto. severe thinkers, fans of language, bibliophiles, manics and depressives alike might be attracted to this compelling, witty, playfully irreverent translation of electronic into print. concept into praxis. And tragedy into farce.
“I hate Twitter, i believe it may be prohibited—but Jarosinski’s Nein. is the one exception, the one cause that justifies it! he's like a thorough Norman Bates from Psycho intervening together with his tweets that are like quick cuts with a knife!” —Slavoj Žižek
“Witty and droll ... There are gem stones on approximately each web page. The publication might sound tongue-in-cheek, yet Jarosinski’s cynical aphorisms approximately philosophy, paintings, language, and literature carry lots of fact. it's the ideal antidote to the relentless positivity of the stereotypical self-help manual.” —Publishers Weekly
“A hilarious manifesto of dystopian epigrams. Nein. is the satan in your shoulder, now in your shelf.” —Ben Schott, writer of Schott’s Miscellany and Schottenfreude: German phrases for the Human Condition
“Nein. celebrates every thing that it negates. it truly is quietly, joyously bleak. Will you get pleasure from it? probably greater to invite: are you able to ensure you’ve ever loved anything?” —MC Frontalot
“The best possible piece of writing I’ve encountered on Twitter . . . Aphoristic, and but hinting at a intensity of data underneath.” —Los Angeles Times
“[Jarosinski] distills tough philosophical innovations into triumphs of pith.” —Slate
“A high-wire stroll among low and high tradition that explodes all assumptions in regards to the barriers of the German language and humor.” —The Irish Times