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

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.
Tags: lit
Subscribe

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment