The great and terrible Bucket of Truth

I have the feeling from reading reviews and criticism that when I
finally get around to reading Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre, it will be
like Captain James T. Lunatic on The Upright Citizens Brigade finally
looking into the Bucket of Truth: “DON’T YOU THINK I KNOW THAT?”

http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=60286&title=bucke…

I have been dipping into The Conspiracy Against the Human Race: A
Contrivance of Horror by Thomas Ligotti, and while Ligotti is one of
my favorite horror writers — subtle and innovative — I’m not
particularly horrified by his personal philosophy, let alone persuaded
to commit suicide just to get it over with, already.

http://www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-against-Human-Race-Contrivance/dp/0984480277

If anything, I’d say I find existentialists and absurdists like Sartre
and Camus a comfort while reading nihilists like Ligotti. One must
imagine Sisyphus happy.

http://dbanach.com/sisyphus.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Myth_of_Sisyphus

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s