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I read "Have You an Educated Heart?" before this one and think it is a stronger book. Even so, this title is worth the hour of reading. Beautiful border art and illustrations add a great touch to the prose. This book is the worst! I just read it because of the memorable use of the word "bromide" by Ayn Rand in her novels. I was surprised to find out out that popular culture could be just as mindnumbing in the 1920s as it is today. It is like reading an article on thoughtcatalog.com that someone has randomly linked to for some reason. Good little read! I was lucky enough to hold and read the 1906 edition. Alternate title: "Are You Basic, Bro?" Yes, I am a Bromide. I'm guilty on several occasions of uttering bromidioms such as "It's not so much the heat as the humidity".
Burgess in his 1906 essay (some references are a bit outdated but as long as the sarcasm stays fresh, who cares?) casts a gimlet eye on my predecessors in the art of boredom – that large part of the population, that live their lives from a script – and bemoans the dwindling numbers of Sulphites, the unpredictable sorts who are ready “to explode” without warning.
The essay is characterized by tongue in cheek humor, and observations (especially with regards to the various bromidioms), that more than a century later, are still as trenchant as when originally published. Recommended. A short read. I find myself thinking about the central concept of this book from time to time. The Iowa State University library has a beautifully illustrated, and very old, copy of it. It is a good read, providing the way to think that whether one is Bromide or the Sulphite.The basic difference between them is the being rational and irrational. Must read it is beautifully written. |KINDLE ☬ Are You A Bromide? ♺ This Scarce Antiquarian Book Is A Facsimile Reprint Of The Original Due To Its Age, It May Contain Imperfections Such As Marks, Notations, Marginalia And Flawed Pages Because We Believe This Work Is Culturally Important, We Have Made It Available As Part Of Our Commitment For Protecting, Preserving, And Promoting The World's Literature In Affordable, High Quality, Modern Editions That Are True To The Original Work Clever, still timely, beautifully illustrated. Is this satire? an attempt to deflate inflated, doctrinaire elites? just another whining and moaning malcontent? selfloathing and selfabsorbed plaintiff? too long before the bar?