Wednesday, September 08, 2004

The Society of the Friends of the Text

Do we, in fact, have even our enemies in common?

Two revisions today;
Two revision tomorrow...

I am losing things lately. Latest loss: On the Genealogy of Morality. Not simply amidst the piles of books for my week-long exam. It is gone. And what a text to lose. This is the excellent Hackett edition, as well. I have the crummy Golffing translation. Am I the only one who does this?


Anonymous said...


List of books I've lost this summer:

The Prison House of Language
Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection -- possibly at my MIL's that's a good book title to lose at your MIL's house.
"Purity of Heart" -- third time I've lost it, good old K.
A chess book that I wasn't even reading
Two poetry books (Pinsky and my collected Levine, nowhere to be found)

Don't feel alone. In fact, I've lost so many...maybe you'll feel a little better, now!


Ernesto said...

I keep losing books all the time. But then I can't even tell which books I have lost. I lost them and then I don't realize I did until months later when I look for the book.... I keep thinking it's somewhere and then there's a gap in its place.... I just hate it when that happens. Specially since I am teaching and I really need the book and there's no way to find it in local libraries. I also lend books and records and then I forget I did, and then I never see them back.