quality of a poem for me, and I have learned (from the stage) to what extent today’s literature is worked out as a problem at the desk and is made for the spectacles of the collector instead of for the ears of living human beings.” 12
Between February and June 1916, Hugo Ball staged a series of
Movement: The Contradictory Effects of Gender,’ Society & Natural Resources 16, no. 10 (2003): 909–32.
Sara Ahmed, Livinga Feminist Life (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), 86 .
Ahmed, Livinga Feminist Life , 86.
Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Talkin’ up to the
life in a narrow attic in Shanghai and did not belong to any literary communities. Besides writing Lu Ping stories, Sun served as editor for a few detective journals such as Great Detective and The Blue Book . After 1949, Sun made aliving by adapting historical plays for the Shanghai Opera House
of God he [was] created; male and female he created them.” 5
This is the creation story described in chapter 1. In the second chapter, the creation of the world and of the human being is narrated thus:
Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus man became aliving being … The
detective fiction presents a rich source for learning about the daily life and anxieties of Chinese—especially Shanghai urbanites—during the Republican era.
To be more specific, Chinese detective works of that period capture two particularly noteworthy aspects of everyday life. First, they are witnesses
the opposite of necessities by which human mind idealizes permanent structures (see Michelman 2010, 106, 235–236). French philosopher and author Albert Camus argues that people idealize reasons to make life worth living; people cannot endure a lucid groundlessness of existence (1990, 1–9). He notes
Puisqu’a vous suis la reste de ma vie.
Full of grief and melancholy,
Seeing my pain only multiply
And that its end I can no longer bear,
To comfort myself I am constrained
To give you the surplus of my life.
So I beg you and humbly appeal,
For the sufferings with
may find that we have nothing to share whatsoever, and that is where we reach the limits of empathy. Our bodies, by virtue of the genomes they carry, are capable of providing us with a whole palette of sounds. But it is our own life histories, the variations between the alleles we carry, and, perhaps
the Forverts motivated him to write this feuilleton. He was generally very critical of this intellectual life and mocked the pretentiousness of the literati. He claimed that he was pursuing his dream, and that his goals would not be achieved by spending time in a frivolous locale like a café
himself interpreted the famous passage from Psalm 42 – ‘As a stag languishes after the living water, so my soul languishes towards you, my God. My soul is thirsty for God, for the God of life’ – as the soul’s desire to unite itself to Christ, source of light and purification. 49