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12-07-2012, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan-o16 View Post
I'll take your word on everything else, but I'm going to push back on this. It's one thing if he's just another Gauguin type, for whom the drive to make art leaves no attention available for anything or anyone else. I get that. It's not the choice I'd make, but I understand it. (The same was true of my previous profession, academic philosophy. It was so all-consuming that immersion in it created a immense distance in relationships. Great academic philosophers actually live like rock stars.)

But what gets me, and you'd have to read the book to get this, is how his expressions of regret for being a missing husband/dad are at the same time perfunctory and melodramatic. They're the only places in the book where I get the feeling that he's selling something.


Fair enough. Like you said, I guess I'll have to read what he wrote and the tone in which he wrote it in to get what you mean. I'll get back to you...

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