Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

• Grab your current read.
• Let the book fall open to a random page.
• Share with us two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.
• You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from. That way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!

The Journey to the East by Hermann Hesse
Page 225 - It is possible that the practitioners and psychologists who attribute all human action to egotistic desires are right; I cannot indeed see that a man who serves a cause all his life, who neglects his pleasures and well-being, and sacrifices himself for anything at all, really acts in the same way as a man who traffics in slaves or deals in munitions and squanders the proceeds on a life of pleasure. But no doubt I should immediately get to the worst of it
and be beaten in an argument with such a psychologist, for psychologists are, of course, people who always win.

3 comments:

Eric said...

Speaking of Hesse, some high schooler (I think) responded to you (I think they meant you) on my blog in the Crime and Punishment Dostoevsky thread.

I think they want you to do their homework for them or something . . .

E. L. Fay said...

Hmmm . . . Their link actually goes to a class website.

I think I'm going to disappoint them, though. My knowledge of Nietzsche is actually pretty shallow.

Amy said...

Great teaser. I haven't read this book by Hesse although I meant to after reading Siddartha lst year. So thank you for reminding me! Your teaser is intriguing and entertaining and I have added this book to my TBR.

Crime & Punishment is a fantastic read!

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