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ive-been-estranged-from-my-father-since-i-was-eight
if-one-is-estranged-from-oneself-then-one-is-estranged-from-others-too-if-one-is-out-touch-with-oneself-then-one-cannot-touch-others-anne-morrow-lindbergh
away-from-terrestrial-spheres-we-are-estranged-the-fevered
i-cant-say-its-not-painful-being-estranged-from-most-of-my-family-i-wish-it-could-be-otherwise
they-were-not-estranged-from-their-lust-but-while-their-meat-was-yet-in-their-mouths
no-you-dont-have-to-say-i-know-where-i-go-estranged-it-was-gunna-go-down-anyway-i-only-wish-that-i-could-have-know-what-i-know-now-today-andy-bull
politics-makes-estranged-bedfellows
that-i-may-take-the-house-of-israel-in-their-own-heart-because-they-are-all-estranged-from-me-through-their-idols
he-has-alienated-my-brothers-from-me-my-acquaintances-are-completely-estranged-from-me-job-1913
to-feel-estranged-from-language-is-to-lose-your-own-body-paul-auster
estranged-from-tribe-that-gives-no-protection-what-happens-to-soul-that-hates-its-reflection-sherman-alexie
if-your-love-is-real-it-will-one-day-reunite-you-with-your-estranged-lover-despite-any-circumstances-anamika-mishra
he-hath-put-my-brethren-far-from-me-and-mine-acquaintance-are-verily-estranged-from-me
the-wicked-are-estranged-from-the-womb-they-go-astray-as-soon-as-they-be-born-speaking-lies
if-im-going-to-feel-estranged-alienated-away-from-home-i-dont-want-anyone-interrupting-it-to-debate-which-berries-to-have-in-their-pancakes-rick-moody
the-spirit-lurks-within-flesh-like-tides-within-sea-that-make-water-live-estranged-what-would-either-be-emily-dickinson
there-is-not-agonizing-feeling-in-whole-catalogue-human-suffering-as-first-conviction-that-heart-being-whom-we-most-tenderly-love-is-estranged-henry-bulwer
prolonged-travel-in-alternate-world-books-can-also-make-reader-more-prone-to-fantasy-thinking-estranged-from-his-her-real-life-maureen-corrigan
impossible-for-anyone-to-conceive-torments-his-nights-in-bed-with-his-beloved-one-estranged-from-her-that-turning-backs-that-cold-space-between-elizabeth-von-arnim
like-water-spilled-on-ground-which-cannot-be-recovered-we-must-die-but-god-does-not-take-away-life-instead-he-devises-ways-that-banished-person-2-samuel-1414
the-olympic-movement-simply-cannot-allow-russians-to-become-estranged-because-russia-is-vital-part-world-sports-community-in-sense-having-dave-barry
i-loved-ghana-must-go-by-taiye-selasi-its-about-first-generation-african-family-living-in-america-that-has-to-return-home-to-nigeria-when-their-estranged-father-passes-away
i-loved-ghana-must-go-by-taiye-selasi-its-about-firstgeneration-african-family-living-in-america-that-has-to-return-home-to-nigeria-when-their-uzo-aduba
im-estranged-from-my-father-that-relationship-as-young-man-is-incredibly-important-its-probably-responsible-for-man-ive-become-jesse-metcalfe
silent-solitude-makes-true-speech-possible-personal-if-i-am-not-in-touch-with-my-own-belovedness-then-i-cannot-touch-sacredness-others-if-i-am-estranged-from-myself-i-am-likewise
there-are-no-people-in-world-who-are-slow-to-develop-hostile-feelings-against-foreign-country-as-americans-no-people-who-once-estranged-are-more-winston-churchill
i-want-to-write-book-called-son-im-dying-where-i-visualize-day-my-estranged-dad-calls-me-out-blue-to-tell-me-he-is-dying-in-as-many-ways-as-possible-ill-offer-up-various-response
poetry-is-way-always-paying-attention-to-world-for-me-way-letting-world-stick-to-me-instead-being-anxious-estranged-just-being-present-in-mike-young
some-worst-violence-in-world-today-between-estranged-religious-ethnic-groups-happens-not-on-battlefields-it-happens-smack-in-middle-living-rooms-between-people-who-share-lot-who-
everyone-is-estranged-no-one-is-rooted-thats-what-i-like-to-write-about-more-than-anything-else-everything-being-mixed-up-racially-mixed-up-people-moving-from-place-to-place-ever
Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature. Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality. Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness. But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember. Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him. Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first. If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter. While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man's heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.

Franz Winkler
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The mystery of this courage of Bauer's is Hegel's Phenomenology. As Hegel here puts self-consciousness in the place of man, the most varied human reality appears only as a definite form, as a determination of self-consciousness. But a mere determination of self-consciousness is a 'pure category, ' a mere 'thought' which I can consequently also abolish in 'pure' thought and overcome through pure thought. In Hegel's Phenomenology the material, perceptible, objective bases of the various estranged forms of human self-consciousness are left as they are. Thus the whole destructive work results in the most conservative philosophy because it thinks it has overcome the objective world, the sensuously real world, by merely transforming it into a 'thing of thought' a mere determination of self-consciousness and can therefore dissolve its opponent, which has become ethereal, in the 'ether of pure thought.' Phenomenology is therefore quite logical when in the end it replaces human reality by 'Absolute Knowledge'-Knowledge, because this is the only mode of existence of self-consciousness, because self-consciousness is considered as the only mode of existence of man; absolute knowledge for the very reason that self-consciousness knows itself alone and is no more disturbed by any objective world. Hegel makes man the man of self-consciousness instead of making self-consciousness the self-consciousness of man, of real man, man living in a real objective world and determined by that world. He stands the world on its head and can therefore dissolve in the head all the limitations which naturally remain in existence for evil sensuousness, for real man. Besides, everything which betrays the limitations of general self-consciousness-all sensuousness, reality, individuality of men and of their world-necessarily rates for him as a limit. The whole of Phenomenology is intended to prove that self-consciousness is the only reality and all reality.

Karl Marx
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What we have here is a war-the war of matter and spirit. In the classical era, spirit was in harmony with matter. Matter used to condense spirit. What was unseen-the ghost of Hamlet's father-was seen-in the conscience of the king. The spirit was trapped in the matter of theater. The theater made the unseen, seen. In the Romantic era, spirit overwhelms matter. The glass of champagne can't contain the bubbles. But never in the history of humanity has spirit been at war with matter. And that is what we have today. The war of banks and religion. It's what I wrote in Prayers of the Dawn, that in New York City, banks tower over cathedrals. Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion. When I came back to midtown a week after the attack-I mourned-but not in a personal way-it was a cosmic mourning-something that I could not specify because I didn't know any of the dead. I felt grief without knowing its origin. Maybe it was the grief of being an immigrant and of not having roots. Not being able to participate in the whole affair as a family member but as a foreigner, as a stranger-estranged in myself and confused-I saw the windows of Bergdorf and Saks-what a theater of the unexpected-my mother would have cried-there were only black curtains, black drapes-showing the mourning of the stores-no mannequins, just veils-black veils. When the mannequins appeared again weeks later-none of them had blond hair. I don't know if it was because of the mourning rituals or whether the mannequins were afraid to be blond-targets of terrorists. Even they didn't want to look American. They were out of fashion after the Twin Towers fell. To the point, that even though I had just dyed my hair blond because I was writing Hamlet and Hamlet is blond, I went back to my coiffeur immediately and told him-dye my hair black. It was a matter of life and death, why look like an American. When naturally I look like an Arab and walk like an Egyptian.

Giannina Braschi
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The peculiar predicament of the present-day self surely came to pass as a consequence of the disappointment of the high expectations of the self as it entered the age of science and technology. Dazzled by the overwhelming credentials of science, the beauty and elegance of the scientific method, the triumph of modern medicine over physical ailments, and the technological transformation of the very world itself, the self finds itself in the end disappointed by the failure of science and technique in those very sectors of life which had been its main source of ordinary satisfaction in past ages. As John Cheever said, the main emotion of the adult Northeastern American who has had all the advantages of wealth, education, and culture is disappointment. Work is disappointing. In spite of all the talk about making work more creative and self-fulfilling, most people hate their jobs, and with good reason. Most work in modern technological societies is intolerably dull and repetitive. Marriage and family life are disappointing. Even among defenders of traditional family values, e.g., Christians and Jews, a certain dreariness must be inferred, if only from the average time of TV viewing. Dreary as TV is, it is evidently not as dreary as Mom talking to Dad or the kids talking to either. School is disappointing. If science is exciting and art is exhilarating, the schools and universities have achieved the not inconsiderable feat of rendering both dull. As every scientist and poet knows, one discovers both vocations in spite of, not because of, school. It takes years to recover from the stupor of being taught Shakespeare in English Lit and Wheatstone's bridge in Physics. Politics is disappointing. Most young people turn their backs on politics, not because of the lack of excitement of politics as it is practiced, but because of the shallowness, venality, and image-making as these are perceived through the media-one of the technology's greatest achievements. The churches are disappointing, even for most believers. If Christ brings us new life, it is all the more remarkable that the church, the bearer of this good news, should be among the most dispirited institutions of the age. The alternatives to the institutional churches are even more grossly disappointing, from TV evangelists with their blown-dry hairdos to California cults led by prosperous gurus ignored in India but embraced in La Jolla. Social life is disappointing. The very franticness of attempts to reestablish community and festival, by partying, by groups, by club, by touristy Mardi Gras, is the best evidence of the loss of true community and festival and of the loneliness of self, stranded as it is as an unspeakable consciousness in a world from which it perceives itself as somehow estranged, stranded even within its own body, with which it sees no clear connection. But there remains the one unquestioned benefit of science: the longer and healthier life made possible by modern medicine, the shorter work-hours made possible by technology, hence what is perceived as the one certain reward of dreary life of home and the marketplace: recreation. Recreation and good physical health appear to be the only ambivalent benefits of the technological revolution.

Walker Percy
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