We really oughtn’t drive. It’s too undemanding. But are we not constantly exposed to all sorts of minor irritations on the train as well? Do we just need to turn a deaf ear more often? What’s happened to common courtesy? Can an artist be badly dressed? Why is mediocrity so often a success?
Stefan aus dem Siepen takes an impish look at the modern world. In a series of brief reflections and anecdotes, he considers the critical factors that prevent us from enjoying a pleasant and comfortable life. He examines the absurdity rampant in modern art, the farcical aspects of culture and the contrariness of everyday life. A book about impositions—the journal of a true flaneur—funny, poignant, sometimes provocative.