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Against Identity Paperback – October, 1996

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Small Pr Distribution (October 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 188438112X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884381126
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #761,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Against Identity, an expanded version of a piece Wieseltier published in the New Republic (where he is literary editor) is a collection of the author's musings on the modern notion of identity. In sentences ponderable but never ponderous - and always aphoristically tight - Wieseltier charges, among other things, that "identity" is often conceptually linked with conformity and with blindness to the nuanced complexity of an individual's multiple identities. Like his more popular Kaddish, this is a book well worth dipping into.
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I gained more knowledge and understanding from this 74-page collection of aphorisms than from all the books I've ever read on the complex subject of multi-culturalism in America.

Identity is a paradox: It fills us with pride, while it burdens us with expectations and responsibilites of conformity.

The book is right. "Only one in possession of an identity would understand why one would wish to be rid of it."
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I found this book pretentious and disappointing. It was an important idea, but very densely and unconvincingly argued. The book took almost a month to arrive. Moreover it wasn't nearly worth the price.
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