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The Words of House Sisyphe


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Can you guess what kind of business they are in?

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How's 抄 working there? Does it mean 'return' in this context? Only know it as copying and ransacking on a raid.

 

ETA Are they suggesting you copy passages from a book you can't afford?

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@ZbigniewYeah, the explanation given on their website is a bit convoluted. But Sisyphus did get mentioned in a recent post about learning.

I was also puzzled by the French spelling. I guess it's meant to better match 西西弗, because 西西弗斯书店 is unwieldy (and uncool)?

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On 7/12/2019 at 6:53 AM, Publius said:

But Sisyphus did get mentioned in a recent post about learning.

 

Yeah in that post I should have said Camus. It was Camus—not Sartre—who wrote The Myth of Sisyphus. I deserve to be placed in a remedial existentialist courses immediately.

 

I will leave the Chinese Forums post as is, so my shame can live on in perpetuity. But I posted a better-written version on my website: http://murrayjames.net/sisyphus.html

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