Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Something about books

I went to Powell's yesterday with an agenda. I usually don't do this; I usually go book-shopping with a catch-as-catch-can mentality, willing to take home whatever grabs my eye. However, I've been doing some unusually focused reading lately, and I made a list:

- "Intimate Revolt", Julia Kristeva
- "Surprised by Sin: The Reader in 'Paradise Lost'", Stanley Fish
- "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", Thomas Kuhn
- "Contingency, Irony and Solidarity", Richard Rorty
- "Government", B. Traven

Needless to say I ended up with none of these. I picked up a Stanley Elkin novel and a book on the modern political history of the Gulf states, and went home and read about Nazis, weeping like a woman the whole time. Well, weeping like a very mannish woman, who is weeping over her inability to purchase a couple of books by postmodernist philosophers. Those kinds of tears are rare indeed, but no less real.
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