The arse is truly is the idiot of the family  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e

Google
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Wiki Commons
Wikisource
YouTube
Shop


Featured:
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Enlarge
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

In the Critique of Cynical Reason, Peter Sloterdijk comments upon the arse:

"The arse seems to be condemned to live in the dark. Among the different parts of our body, it leads the life of a tramp. It truly is the idiot of the family. Yet it would be a miracle if this black sheep of the body did not have a ready opinion of the events taking place in higher regions, just like those who have been rejected by society often express the most sober views of it."

Original:

"Der Arsch scheint dazu verurteilt, sein Dasein im Dunkeln zu fristen, wie der Clochard unter den Körperteilen. Er ist der wirkliche Idiot der Familie. Doch es wäre ein Wunder, wenn dieses schwarze Schaf des Körpers nicht über alles was in den höheren Regionen passiert, seine eigene Meinung hätte, ähnlich wie die Deklassierten oft den nüchtersten Blick auf die Leute in den oberen Rängen werfen."




Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "The arse is truly is the idiot of the family" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools