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By Willie Geist

“Willie Geist is one half Twain, one half Carrot best, components Heckle, and one half Jeckle.”
—John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, authors of Game Change

“I’ve learn laminated aircraft safeguard playing cards with higher highbrow heft. Turning severe: Willie Geist is the right man to chronicle our decidedly imperfect times."
—Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News anchor and coping with editor

In the hilarious manhattan occasions bestseller American Freak Show, Geist takes the shrewdpermanent, biting statement enjoyed through his tv viewers to new satirical extremes. The real-life characters who now hang-out our day-by-day lives are solid as stars in thoroughly made-up scenes which are frighteningly as regards to reality.

Geist provides us the 1st examine President Sarah Palin’s unconventional 2012 inaugural deal with, played continue to exist WWE’s Monday evening Raw. We cross contained in the ballroom for a Dean Martin–style welcome roast of Bernie Madoff upon his arrival in Hell, with Pol Pot serving as roastmaster. George W. Bush’s batting-cage-and-waterslide-themed plans for a presidential library are laid out publicly for the 1st time. And new for the paperback version, Geist places us within the room as Jesus joins fb, with the aid of a modern day messiah named Mark Zuckerberg.

From Obama to Oprah, Afghanistan to Lohan, Snooki to the Salahis, Willie Geist spares not anyone as our host of this wild American Freak Show. You’ll chuckle out loud whereas weeping for the way forward for the USA.

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Next page > < previous page page_27 next page > Page 27 This seems to be problematic once again, only inasmuch as we have, still, no indication that Die Blendung desires to have any claim to a paradigm or to referentially applicable notions of behavioral patterns within a social universe. A reader's encounter with Die Blendung will be entirely unlike his encounter with chaos in an extra-textual reality, for the crystal image insists on shape, force, and strength. Canetti is implying here that the world of his novel will be the inverse of the chaos encountered in any given extra-textual world, for his novel is to be form itself, not formlessness.

Despite the use of the philosophical word "Erkenntnis," which raises the idea inherent in epistemology, namely the issue of knowledge, of how we penetrate things and understand them, we have to reflect on the sense in which Canetti really means knowledge can be attained. One cannot argue from the above that Canetti's intention is to penetrate to the essence of chaos per se. " What emerges, later on, is an idea already briefly mentioned, namely the idea of the importance of the writer's respect for the original form of matter: "In Wtrklichkeit hatte alles eine Richtung und alles nahm überhand, Expansion war eine Haupteigenschaft von Menschen und Dingen, um davon etwas zu fassen, mußte man die Dinge auseinandernehmen.

We are talking about a direct and startling encounter, whereby the novel dazzles a reader's imagination dramatically. Yet Canetti's fascination with the metaphysical effect on the reader's imagination of his novel is one that excludes the capacity of that imagination for critical reflection, or for that poetic moment described by Plato when the imagination, stimulated by a literary work, has the freedom to recognize something already known, but which lies dormant in the soul. The stress on devastating effects shows that Canetti is not interested in using the novel as a means of either furthering a questioning attitude to a given reality in the sense of appealing to a reader's intellect, reason, and imagination, where these can be harnessed to particular ends, or allowing the reader the freedom to enjoy a moment of poetic vision.

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