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Offline SimonNZ

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8020 on: March 05, 2017, 11:16:57 PM »

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8021 on: March 06, 2017, 08:59:45 AM »



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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8022 on: March 10, 2017, 02:35:30 PM »
Two short essays from this:


In Small Proust Commentaries (originally a radio broadcast), Adorno makes some insightful remarks on In Search of Lost Time (a work he had in high esteem and that features rather prominently in Minima Moralia). In Words from Afar, the author justifies and explains the use of foreign words in the Proust comentaries (as a reply to a listener's letter complaining exactly about that). Interesting in that it sheds some light into the author's approach to writing, and also that there are some (uncharacteristic) moments approaching humour. A pleasure to read, I must say...
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8023 on: March 12, 2017, 09:05:42 AM »
Just ordered now, but posting in the non-Classical purchases thread didn't seem quite right either...
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8024 on: March 12, 2017, 09:33:31 AM »
Just ordered now, but posting in the non-Classical purchases thread didn't seem quite right either...


Lovely. :)

"Whatever rules you have adopted, abide by them as laws, and as if you would be impious to transgress them; and do not regard what any one says of you, for this, after all, is no concern of yours."

Good stuff.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8025 on: March 12, 2017, 09:39:42 AM »
Lovely. :)

"Whatever rules you have adopted, abide by them as laws, and as if you would be impious to transgress them; and do not regard what any one says of you, for this, after all, is no concern of yours."

Good stuff.
Yeah, your post in that other thread reminded me that I had yet to get a hard copy of this.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8026 on: March 12, 2017, 09:53:41 AM »
Yeah, your post in that other thread reminded me that I had yet to get a hard copy of this.

Well, I certainly find it a nice thing to have a hard copy of for occasional dipping in to purposes. :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8027 on: March 15, 2017, 09:16:43 AM »


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« Reply #8028 on: March 15, 2017, 01:09:27 PM »
"Whatever rules you have adopted, abide by them as laws, and as if you would be impious to transgress them; and do not regard what any one says of you, for this, after all, is no concern of yours."

There was that guy who did exactly that and is alluded to in Godwin's Law. Just saying.  ;D
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8029 on: March 15, 2017, 01:59:38 PM »
There was that guy who did exactly that and is alluded to in Godwin's Law. Just saying.  ;D
I wasn't going to say anything, but ... yes. That quotation you criticize is one of the most idiotic imaginable. "Make up your mind then no matter what happens never change it."
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8030 on: March 15, 2017, 03:03:22 PM »
There was that guy who did exactly that and is alluded to in Godwin's Law. Just saying.  ;D

That's his problem. Just sayin' that back at you.   ;)

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« Reply #8031 on: March 15, 2017, 03:05:25 PM »
I wasn't going to say anything, but ... yes. That quotation you criticize is one of the most idiotic imaginable. "Make up your mind then no matter what happens never change it."

That's not what I take from it at all. But you obviously do. Fair enough. :)

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #8032 on: March 23, 2017, 03:58:02 PM »
Casually reading this book, which is a collection of conversations with Xenakis:




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