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Being Thereis a fairly complex work. I think that one of the messages that underscores the novel is the idea that the modern setting is one in which human beings hear what they want to hear. For...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2012 11:56 am UTC

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Being There

Being There is a brilliant satire that makes humorous use of ideas similar to those expounded by twentieth-century German philosopher Martin Heidegger in his book Being in Time. In this work...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2016 1:02 pm UTC

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Chance the gardener has lived his entire life in the house of the Old Man, but when the Old Man dies, Chance is turned out by the lawyer for the estate. Chance is illiterate and incredibly...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2011 7:15 am UTC

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I am not entirely certain that Kosinski's novel is to be taken in a literal sense. In this light, given the information age and dependence on social media, Chance the Gardener would be sniffed out...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2012 12:45 pm UTC

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