Something I Want to Say

… but that I will most certainly have to cut out of this essay I’m working on.  This is terribly selfish.  I apologize.

“If I’m going to take all Adler’s admirers into consideration here, and I can’t see how I can ignore the throngs of them, then I suppose I’ll start with a borderline sycophant, and re-quote Wilde via David Shields: ‘All criticism is a form of autobiography.’  So if that is so, then perhaps I am the lone critic out there who ends up downtrodden by the incessant nihilism of Adler, because my name is ID, and I am a nihilism addict, and just like an alcoholic cannot take a sip of booze lest he or she tumble down that mineshaft again, I cannot entertain any nihilistic impulse in me because sooner or later I determine that life is meaningless and for me, that’s always been a dangerous path to follow.”

Also, is it possible that The Shining is having a moment?  Evidence: the release of the documentary Room 237 later this month, and also the below:

Jack Torrance dress at Fashion Week.

Jack Torrance dress at Fashion Week.

Shining graffiti in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Shining graffiti in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

 

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