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Barry Magid Just write. About the feeling of your own stuckness for a start. Being blocked, being stuck, is an experience we all know but rarely see put into word…moreJust write. About the feeling of your own stuckness for a start. Being blocked, being stuck, is an experience we all know but rarely see put into words. (unless your a fan of Beckett..) But just putting in the time at your desk, whether you write anything or nothing is the the writer's life...(less)
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The Restless Clock by Jessica Riskin
"A tour de force reconsideration of the history of modern philosophy and science in terms of whether to consider living being as if they were passive mechanisms, or whether to consider them as self-organizing agents. This book fills a large void in th" Read more of this review »
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50 Drawings by Guy Davenport
"Interesting collection. Envisioned and hence designed with the intention that no overlap should occur with the other book on his drawings (and paintings), A Balance of Quinces. Some magazine-covers--for Paideuma for instance. And plenty of young men " Read more of this review »
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Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action by Seiso Paul Cooper
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I've been reading Paul Cooper's new book, "Zen Insight, Psychoanalytic Action" and find it to be an astute and scholarly investigation of an intersection that I have long considered my own area of expertise. So, it's interesting see him come at it fr ...more
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R. D. Laing by Adrian Laing
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I've just read this biography of R.D. Laing by his son, Adrian, originally published in 1994. It was a vivid reminder of the brilliance, originality and compassion Laing brought to the treatment of schizophrenia, at a time when his own medical traini ...more
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The Discovery of Chance by Aileen M. Kelly
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A insightful and beautifully written intellectual biography of a sadly neglected figure, familiar now only to close readers of Isaiah Berlin, or from Tom Stoppard's Coast of Utopia. Steamrolled out of history by Marx, Herzen represented a humanist so
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