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Introduction

  • Arthur Asa Berger
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter introduces the subject of everyday life and offers a quotation from Robert Musil’s classic work, The Man Without Qualities. Musil suggests that by the middle of our lives, we become caught, like flies, in what we might call the flypaper of life, and we only have the slightest resemblance to “our original shape.” This chapter asks whether Musil is a realist or a pessimist.

Keywords

Everyday life Routines Rituals Habits Data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur Asa Berger
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  1. 1.Department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication ArtsSan Francisco State UniversitySan FranciscoUSA

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