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The Pointless Ecology of Renaissance Cynicism

The Pointless Ecology of Renaissance Cynicism Pauline Goul e Th Pointless Ecology of Renaissance Cynicism Le but de nostre carriere, c’est la mort, c’est l’object necessaire de nostre visée : si elle nous effraye, comme est il possible d’aller un pas en avant, sans e fi bvre? Le remede du vulgaire c’est de n’y penser pas. Mais de quelle brutale stupidité luy peut venir un si grossier aveuglement? e g Th oal of our career is death. It is the necessary object of our aim. If it frightens us, how is it possible to go a step forward without feverishness? e r Th emedy of the common herd is not to think about it. But from what brutish stupidity can come so gross a blindness! (Montaigne 84, 69)1 NELL (sans baisser la voix) Rien n’est plus drôle que le malheur, je te l’accorde. Mais— (NELL (without lowering her voice) Nothing is funnier than tragedy, I’ll grant you that. But—) (Beckett, Fin de partie 31) It was the summer of 2017. The New York Magazine published David Wallace- Wells’ “Uninhabitable Earth,” an article detailing all the possible ways in which climate change could make the earth inhabitable for human beings. In the subtitle, the author proposed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

The Pointless Ecology of Renaissance Cynicism

The Comparatist , Volume 43 – Nov 15, 2019

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Abstract

Pauline Goul e Th Pointless Ecology of Renaissance Cynicism Le but de nostre carriere, c’est la mort, c’est l’object necessaire de nostre visée : si elle nous effraye, comme est il possible d’aller un pas en avant, sans e fi bvre? Le remede du vulgaire c’est de n’y penser pas. Mais de quelle brutale stupidité luy peut venir un si grossier aveuglement? e g Th oal of our career is death. It is the necessary object of our aim. If it frightens us, how is it possible to go a step forward without feverishness? e r Th emedy of the common herd is not to think about it. But from what brutish stupidity can come so gross a blindness! (Montaigne 84, 69)1 NELL (sans baisser la voix) Rien n’est plus drôle que le malheur, je te l’accorde. Mais— (NELL (without lowering her voice) Nothing is funnier than tragedy, I’ll grant you that. But—) (Beckett, Fin de partie 31) It was the summer of 2017. The New York Magazine published David Wallace- Wells’ “Uninhabitable Earth,” an article detailing all the possible ways in which climate change could make the earth inhabitable for human beings. In the subtitle, the author proposed

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 15, 2019

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