Textual Detritus – Babbitt

Textual Detritus is a running series of notes focused on my reading list for exams related to my PhD studies.  These are not reviews so I will refrain from explaining plot lines.  These posts also contain any number of spoilers for the books in question though I’ll try to keep them hidden behind a cut.  […]

Textual Detritus – Riders of the Purple Sage

Textual Detritus is a running series of notes focused on my reading list for exams related to my PhD studies.  These are not reviews so I will refrain from explaining plot lines.  These posts also contain any number of spoilers for the books in question though I’ll try to keep them hidden behind a cut.  […]

Heidegger Live

I couldn’t help the Sesame Street Live reference in the post title.  Here is supposedly a clip of Heidegger with English subtitles.  I say supposedly because I am having buckets of trouble with my internet connection today (actually near everyday anymore).  I’m sure I’ll get around to watching it someday when my internet overlords allow […]

Vonnegut Reissues

Richard Rayner from the LA Times talks about some reissues of Vonnegut’s early works.  If I may have a soapbox moment, I think he misses an important point about Slaughterhouse-Five.  The opening line of the main narrative “Listen: Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time” does not lead to an either/or argument about Billy’s sanity.  […]

Textual Detritus: Inherent Vice

Textual Detritus is a running series of notes focused on my reading list for exams related to my PhD studies.  These are not reviews so I will refrain from explaining plot lines.  These posts also contain any number of spoilers for the books in question though I’ll try to keep them hidden behind a cut.  […]