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The last five issues of HERMENAUT

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HERMENAUT snapshots

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Letters to HERMENAUT, from friends and fans.

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His ennui and spleen were visceral reactions to emergent neoliberalism.


“Love, making exceptions, humor, deter­mination” are vital.


A 1997 discourse on the lower and higher absurdities.

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Fake Authenticity defined and analyzed.


Daniel Clowes on Ghost World… before the movie.

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Perfect detach­ment enables us to see things…


“That pig was telling me exactly what to do.”

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In 1963, BRUCE LEE (1940-73), an immigrant from Hong Kong who’d been studying philosophy at the University of Washington in Seattle, dropped out in order to teach the Chinese art of kung fu. Impatient with the confines of traditional martial arts styles, Lee borrowed freely from various forms of combat, including fencing, boxing, and wrestling, […]


Even though there’s no shepherd issuing orders, we behave like docile sheep.