The Principles of Life on Black Friday

Chronicle of Emotions, Notebook 1

With a Preface by Martin Chalmers
Translated by Richard Langston
₹799.00 $27.50 £22.99

Forthcoming in April 2023

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A highly readable and lighthearted, yet intellectual-stimulating exploration of the modern human condition.
This volume concerns itself with the question of time, from the description of a brief fragment passing by in a matter of minutes to stories of the unexpected stock-market crash of 1929, a once-in-a-century event that Europeans call ‘Black Friday’ because Wall Street’s collapse reached the Old World one day later. Through this exploration of time, Kluge ponders some fundamental questions not altered by the passing of time: What can I trust? How can I protect myself? What should I be afraid of? Our age today has achieved a new kind of obscurity. We’ve encountered a pandemic. We’ve witnessed the Capitol riots. We see before us inflation, war, and a burning planet. We gaze at the world with suspense. What we need in our lives is orientation—just like ships that navigate the high seas. We might just find that in Kluge’s vignettes and stories.

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ISBN: 9781803092249
Format: Hardback
Pages: 278, 56 colour plates
Publication Year: April 2023
Rights: UCP
Size: 6" x 9"
Category: Fiction


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