Thursday, 4 August 2011

Life as unity

Sartre (Carnets, 17) says an interesting thing about biography that could extrapolated into an account of the ground of all character-based fictional appeal: 'nostalgia for other people's lives. This is because, seen from the outside, they form a whole. While our own life, seen from the inside, is all bits and pieces. Once again, we run after an illusion of unity.'

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