Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Ugly Face of Sunshine

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a smog alert for Seattle where I happen to be visiting. Should I logically conclude that the sunshine has an ugly side? Or would that be the meanest form of obscurantism? Anyway, here I am cooped up in a hotel room with Kristeva and Winnicott and no inclination to really write. So here is a list of some books I've picked up in Seattle (with one exception either used or deeply discounted):

  • Poetics of Conduct: Oral Narrative and Moral Being in a South Indian Town, by Leela Prasad (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007).

  • The Ethics of Ambiguity, by Simone de Beauvoir (trans. Bernard Frechtman, New York: Citadel Press, 1948).

  • Mothers in Mourning, with the Essay Of Amnesty and Its Opposite, by Nicole Loraux (trans. Corinne Pache, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1998).

  • Man and People, by José Ortega y Gasset (trans. Willard Trask, New York: Norton, 1957)

  • Subjectivity and Selfhood: Investigating the First-Person Perspective, by Dan Zahavi (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005).

  • The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger, by Luce Irigaray (trans. Mary Beth Mader, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999).

  • History, the Human, and the World Between, by Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan (Durham: Duke University Press, 2008).

  • The Philosophy of the Present, by George Herbert Mead (ed. Arthur E. Murphy with a preface by John Dewey, La Salle, Illinois: Open Court, 1959)

  • Sharing the World, by Luce Irigaray (London: Continuum, 2008).

  • The Blue Devils of Nada: A Contemporary American Approach to Aesthetic Statement, by Albert Murray (New York: Pantheon, 1996)

  • Metamorphosis: The Mind in Exile, by Harold Skulsky (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981)

  • The Vocation of Man, by Johann Fichte (trans. Peter Preuss, Indianapolis: Hackett, 1987).

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