Michiko Kakutani

Michiko Kakutani

Mr. Robinson and Mr. Kovite have...written a captivating coming-of-age novel that is, by turns, funny and sad and elegiac -- a novel that leaves us with some revealing snapshots of America, both at war and in denial, and some telling portraits of a couple of millennials trying to grope their way toward adulthood.More Michiko Kakutani quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
California belongs to Joan Didion. Not the California where everyone wears aviator sunglasses, owns a Jacuzzi and buys his clothes on Rodeo Drive. But California in the sense of the West. The old West where Manifest Destiny was an almost palpable notion that was somehow tied to the land and the climate and one's own family-an unspoken belief that was passed down to children in stories and sayings.More Michiko Kakutani quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
As a piece of writing, The Elementary Particles feels like a bad, self-conscious pastiche of Camus, Foucault and Bret Easton Ellis. And as a philosophical tract, it evinces a fiercely nihilistic, anti-humanistic vision built upon gross generalizations and ridiculously phony logic. It is a deeply repugnant read.More Michiko Kakutani quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Glossy, efficient prose, garnished with a pinch of irony and a dab of melodrama.More Michiko Kakutani quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The current memoir craze has fostered the belief that confession is therapeutic, that therapy is redemptive and that redemption equals art, and it has encouraged the delusion that candor, daring and shamelessness are substitutes for craft, that the exposed life is the same thing as an examined one.More Michiko Kakutani quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

Quotes of the month

Anatoly Yurkin Smart digital capital is artificial intelligence as a collection of all smart money and all smart transactions in virtual reality. (Anatoly Yurkin) [11/30/2018 12:11:17] More


Anatoly Yurkin The imaginary virtues of Fiat money are dissipated by the fog of the financial pyramid at the second glance at the replayability of digital capital. [12/12/2018 04:12:48] More


Eugene Ryabyi The wise man trusts in God, the intelligent man trusts in friend, and the fool trusts to everybody. [11/20/2018 09:11:05] More


Eugene Ryabyi The self-preservation instinct is above the life of others. [11/19/2018 11:11:21] More


Anatoly Yurkin Electronic coin to be like the neuron for machine intelligence when the virtual persona AI will be presented by the circulation of digital capital. [12/12/2018 12:12:15] More