Dictionary of Automatic Ideas: A New Translation Bringing Flaubert into the 21st Century

Flaubert, Gustave

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Living in today’s multi-speed world is so exasperatingly in-tense for so many people that a great majority of them find solace in routine and automatism. The cliché has become not only a conscious strategy to conform, but a response to anxiety and despair. Humans are therefore increasingly losing their individual voice and adopting ready-made, stale, worn-out and often inaccurate clichés that trivialize noble ideas and the power of one. In fact, with the advent of “smart” technology, free spee