Friday, October 26, 2012

Reviews: On Reviewing

Dietrich Eckart  

My opinions are my opinions, so do not read too much into them! I do not believe anyone has true critical insight... and will not edify my position and tell my readers that I have it right, and they have it wrong.   Professors commit this crime in order to maintain their position, at highly ranked Universities.  


Ueber Goethe's Faust. At the fifty-third page I came to a dead stop. Except quite incidentally neither Goethe nor Faust had as yet been mentioned. These fifty-three pages had been entirely devoted to what seemed to my rather unmetaphysical mind a not very luminous or edifying dissertation on the difference between Ansicht and Einsicht--between mere Opinion and true critical Insight; and, as far as I could discover, the only conclusion as yet arrived at was that the writer possessed an exclusive monopoly in the last-mentioned article.

Cotterill, H.B.. The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust' (Kindle Locations 35-39). manybooks.net.

Checkout these early reviews on Classic Books at Flavor Wire.

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