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On Being Blue - A Philosophical Inquiry

Gass, Willam H.

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ISBN 10: 0879231831 / ISBN 13: 9780879231835
Editorial: David R. Godine, 1975
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: The Herbert Morris Collection (Edison, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)

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Edition limited to 3,000. Book and DJ are in like new condition except for an 1/8" (almost invisible) tear at top edge. Otherwise, tight, clean and bright. We have these titles avialable by William Gass: OMENSETTER'S LUCK, WILLIE MASTER'S LONESOME WIFE, ON BEING BLUE, THE WORLD WITHIN THE WORD. and FICTION AND THE FIGURES OF LIFE. N° de ref. de la librería 000738

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Título: On Being Blue - A Philosophical Inquiry

Editorial: David R. Godine

Año de publicación: 1975

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

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BLUE PENCILS, blue noses, blue movies, laws, and stockings. The dumps, mopes, Mondays; the ocean, the sky, and the deep, deep ice. The Whale. Jay. Ribbon. Fin. The grass in Kentucky. The china in Grandmother’s pantry. Of all the colors, blue has the widest range of associations, and the widest bandwidth of emotional tints and shades. It is therefore the most suitable color of interior life. Whether slick light sharp high bright and thin or low deep sweet thick dark and soft, blue moves easily among them all, and all profoundly qualify our states of feeling. This eccentric essay into the "world of blue" is the heart of the heart of Gass’s oeuvre.


In this, one of the strangest books about writing and language you're likely ever to read, fiction writer and philosophy professor Gass spins off into an improvisational inquiry into the nature of words and consciousness, using as his departure point the concept of the color blue--the idea of blue, the state of blue, the uses of blue...the bluenesses of blue. It's kind of hard to sum up, and if it sounds weird, it is--but it's also wonderful.

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The Herbert Morris Collection comes from the library of the award winning poet. His relationships with many of his contemporary poets had given him an inventory of signed, first edition books on poetry. His passion for verbal expression has left a library of writings from great authors who share that passion.

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