Arnon Grunberg



Walter Benjamin, "The Destructive Character":

"The destructive character lives from the feeling not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble."

Discussion at the Goethe Institute in Amsterdam. Is this hopeful or not?

I would say, hopeful. Laughter is the enemy of defeatism.

A philosopher, Hegelian, said: "This is the statement of a clown."

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