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CaptainACAB wrote

The only reason I was able to read as much of The Ego and Its own as I did was because I really enjoyed Stirner's criticisms of secular humanism, Protestantism, and Liberalism. The points after that were a bit of slog; I remember having to reread a bunch because I either glazed over or couldn't really understand what was being said; eventually, I just stopped reading it. I haven't read Wolfi's re-translation, so I don't know if it's just a case of a bad translation or not. I think I've pretty much gotten what I needed from Stirner anyway.

But everyone struggles with that, I think. It's just a matter of whether or not you think it's worth it. And you can tell that it's worth it when you really want to understand.


ruin wrote

Might not be worth a full reread, but I can attest that the Landstreicher translation is a marked improvement.


_caspar_ wrote

it helped tremendously once I started reading more background on the ideas of Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx (although I had read Marx in school much earlier than being introduced to Stirner), and even Nietzsche. I actually think The Unique.. is pretty enjoyable to read if you have Wolfi's version (whose intro and footnotes are great).