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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
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Surveying Is Its Own Punishment
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From: e4q Date: January 28th, 2008 08:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i love georges perec. in the usual style of mistranslation species of spaces works better in french, since the literally translated word becomes wrong in english because it is too much about animals and plants, whereas in french it is more general like 'categories' or 'types'. less annoying than 'the savage mind' which is downright pejorative in english, and means 'wild' in french.
that said, once in the book it is perfectly possible to be just immersed. it has been a while since i read it but seem to remember a passage where he lists 'things i can see from my bed' which is a tender idea.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 28th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm going to read Life: A User's Manual soon. He's such a great writer to think about.

Great point about the dangers of direct translation. I've been revisiting The Savage Mind and keep thinking that the English title contradicts everything Levi-Strauss is trying to do.
From: e4q Date: January 28th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i know! doesn't it. you would think someone would have caught on by now and adjusted it, even if it would make for a cataloguing nightmare.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 28th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That's why they haven't changed it, I'm sure.
From: e4q Date: January 28th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

THEM

but how typical of THEM. THEY would do that.
bah.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: January 28th, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Do you know who, on LJ, I think you would enjoy reading? thiel

Edited at 2008-01-28 11:30 pm (UTC)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: January 28th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Wow. You're not kidding. I really need to get out more in cyberspace. So many things worth checking out. Thanks for the tip.
From: e4q Date: January 29th, 2008 11:11 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
oh really oh really? i will looky.
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