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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Essays



I started Wallace Shawn's Essays today, and already in the midst of his first treatise on superiority I can tell this will shape itself into an enjoyable read. It's hard for me to decipher where the honesty and humility ends and the self-deprecation begins, but that makes it all the more humorous and interesting. I had the privilege of working with Mr. Shawn earlier this year and found him to embody this same recipe of tones as an interlocutor, an engaging and stimulating one I am happy to relive through the experience of reading this collection! I'll keep you posted as I read along... There's so much covered in here, I'm sure I'll have a lot to say about it all at one point or another.

Update: I mean, it was okay. My primary peeve was that he feels the need to spell every idea, every concept, everything... out for the reader, dissecting stuff to the point where you're just like, Okay on with it! Other than that- fun!

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