July 14, 2012

Excuses, Excuses…

I want to explain (blame?) my seeming neglect of the blog these last several days.

Blame Seth! That’s it, blame Seth!

You see, he has this reading list at one of the email sites I am tasked with monitoring for him, books he’s read that he recommends, and every once in awhile I visit the list and obtain one or two of the books on it, then read them.

In some ways, I find it a neat way of trying to understand our friend better.

Jeez, what I got myself into this time out! I went to a list he titled “Deep Stuff” and selected two:

The First Circle by Alexander Solzhenitzin, and

The Way To Language by Martin Heidegger

The first was enjoyable to read and pretty much flowed with its wide cast of characters, the author’s way of defining each and the sequence of events. The author’s sense of humor reminded me just a little of Seth’s, as well.

The Heidegger, which I’m most of the way through, was difficult to find (I finally did at a used book store in Manhattan) and is, indeed, deep! Henceforth, I will show a lot more respect to those I meet who devote the majority of their academic years to Philosophy.

Seth has some other work by Martin Heidegger on the list, but I think I’ll pass for the time being, as practically every paragraph seems like a separate college course (just kidding… I think…)…

Now, nearing completion of the book, which is a translation of lectures on language by the author, I suppose I should get back to blogging.

So, with no further ado…

by @ 10:45 am. Filed under Books, Lame Excuses
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