Thursday, September 3, 2009

Essay: "Sex ex Machina." James Thurber. 1937.

10-second review: Man vs. technology.

Quote: “At any rate, it has come about that so-called civilized man finds himself today surrounded by the myriad mechanical devices of a technological world…. Still others attribute the whole menace of the machine to sex….”

Comment: Now that line will get your attention. RayS.

Best American Essays of the Century. Editors: Oates and Atwan. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. 2000.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, but what about this Louis Bisch character? Initially,I considered Thurber's reference to be fictional. However, Bisch and his series of, apparently, motivational volumes, like his new age successors did exist. Who was this man and was he just another clanging symbol?