La Vie d'Ennui

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on February 22, 2010

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In praise of boredom . . . apparently. I am not sure, however, that what Colin Bisset celebrates is boredom, so much as it is pleasurable, languorous daydreaming. Once seen that way, his essay loses a lot of its originality, doesn’t it?

  • yahialababidi

    Not for me, it doesn't. In Bisset's light-hearted and witty meditation on boredom, daydreaming is an offshoot of this luxurious art of doing nothing. Another prerequisite, I find, for idle daydreaming, regeneration and inspiration is Silence. Below, is an essay of mine on this subject:

    http://www.artsandopinion.com/2009_v8_n2/lababi

  • yahialababidi

    Not for me, it doesn't. In Bisset's light-hearted and witty meditation on boredom, daydreaming is an offshoot of this luxurious art of doing nothing. Another prerequisite, I find, for idle daydreaming, regeneration and inspiration is Silence. Below, is an essay of mine on this subject:

    http://www.artsandopinion.com/2009_v8_n2/lababi

  • yahialababidi

    Not for me, it doesn't. In Bisset's light-hearted and witty meditation on boredom, daydreaming is an offshoot of this luxurious art of doing nothing. Another prerequisite, I find, for idle daydreaming, regeneration and inspiration is Silence. Below, is an essay of mine on this subject:

    http://www.artsandopinion.com/2009_v8_n2/lababi

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