anomie / noun lack of the usual social or ethical standards to an individual or group.
I read this word on the back of Stuart Ross's novel, Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew. The protagonist's life is described as comprised of "childhood summers at a Central Ontario cottage, teenage anomie in a Toronto suburb, [and a] a disastrous university career..."
Interestingly, in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, this entry appears on the opposite page of the entry for Anka, Paul Albert (b. 1941). Canadian-born singer and songwriter, famous since his teens for songs such as 'Diana', 'Puppy Love', 'Lonely Boy', and Frank Sinatra's 'My Way'.
7/31/2011 02:00:08 pm
i could be wrong but I believe Paul Anka's daughter is married to Jaason Bateman of - among other things - Arrested Development fame. Jason Batemans been on my mind recently for some reason. : )
12/3/2011 11:03:32 am
Hey! What makes this even more amazing is that I am thoroughly obsessed with Claude François, the late French singer who wrote the original "My Way" — it was "Comme d'Habitude" before Anka got his hands on it.
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