6 books, 3,600 pages, & many months: I‘m finally done. Scroll down for my review of book 1; this will have to serve for the rest. It was a worthwhile trip. He made the banalities of quotidian life valuable, while exploring the costs & sacrifices of the “I” & its freedom in the artist and the “we” of social community and its regulation/constraints. 50 pages analyzed Celan‘s poem “The Straightening” & 450 on Hitler‘s “Mein Kampf” well. It worked.