A gleeful yet serious philosophical manifesto in aphorism by the creator of the hugely popular @NeinQuarterly Twitter feed, written in the same “crisp, allusive, irreverent” (New Yorker) voice
Nein. A Manifesto
978-0-8021-2437-1 • $16.00 • Paperback • Sep. 2015
• 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” behind the hugely popular @NeinQuarterly, a “Compendium of Utopian Negation” that uses the aphorism to plumb the existential abyss of modern lifeand finds it bottomless.
Stridently hopeless and charmingly dour, Nein. A Manifesto mixes melancholy with nihilistic glee in its investigation into the most urgent questions. And the least. Inspired by the philosophical aphorisms of Nietzsche and Theodor W. Adorno, Jarosinski’s epigrammatic style reinvents short-form philosophy for a world doomed to distraction.
Nein. A Manifesto will be packaged as an attractive trade paperback, each page consisting of its own four-line manifesto. Critical thinkers, lovers of language, bibliophiles, manics and depressives alike will be drawn to this compelling, witty, playfully irreverent translation of digital into print. Theory into praxis. And tragedy into farce.