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The Way of All Flesh: The Romance of Ruins
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0374286825
ISBN-13: 9780374286828
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date: October, 2000
Length: 280 Pages
Weight: 1.1 pounds
Dimensions: 9.1 X 6 X 1.3 inches
Language: English
   
   

The Way of All Flesh: The Romance of Ruins

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A wonderfully witty, erudite, and insightful book about the way "things fall apart" -- about the inevitable ruin of everything from bodies and works of art to ideals and whole societies In The Way of All Flesh Midas Dekkers argues that things are at their most beautiful when they decay, provided they are given the chance. Old bui...
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  Meandering black humor

My only semi-negative comment about this book is that if you're a person who expects/requires an essay writer to start with a thesis, prove it through argument and then return to it (i.e. have a point) you may find this book somewhat frustrating. I however am not one of those people and found Dekkers' morbid ramblings quite entertaining. (Especially when he goes on about rotten foods being delicacies and how his grandmother was an expert carrion-eater.) Recommended for goths. ;)