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Monday, May 20, 2013

20 May 2013

Welcome back, Daily Quoters, to another week of enlightenment!

Today we discuss 'The End of Everything'.
Admittedly, that title is somewhat of an over-exaggeration. Today, we look at an article by Washington Post reviewer Carlos Lozada as he reveals an observation from his years of book reviews - everything seems to be ending.
Source: The Washington Post
What he is referring to is the 'End of X' phenomenon that seems to be sweeping the literary world. Every month we seem to see the end of something - starting with Fukuyama's The End of History.
He lists a few more examples:
If you thought these things were still around, just pick up “The End of Sex,” by Donna Freitas, published last week, or Moises Naim’s “The End of Power,” which came out last month. Try David Wolman’s “The End of Money” or David Agus’s “The End of Illness.” Those came out in 2012, the same year that Hanna Rosin affirmed “The End of Men” and John Horgan imagined “The End of War.”
It's a pretty interesting observation, and definitely says something about our contemporary mindset.
Check it out below.


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