Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Beyond Good and Evil


Here you'll find free for the downloading a pdf recreation of a public domain (?) edition of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. Never mind for now the content--the verbalized ideas. Just please peruse the pdf and note the slightly warped lines of text where the paper bends down at the binding. See the mottled paper, the faint brittleness of which the scanner managed to capture. The sight of the typeface and the slightly imperfect edges of the pages and the stained discolorations are as much a part of the experience of this book as are the words printed on the page. The cover looks to be a rather flexible leather binding. I can imagine the solid weight of it in my hands. I guess right away what it would smell like and the sound the pages would make as they turned, and what the paper will feel like under my fingertips. Apart from the reading matter there's a transcendent quality to the item itself. Without reading a word, I'm already changed by this book. Without touching it, by analogy to other books like it that I have known, I experience it, and that experience itself has import. Whatever else becomes of the book in our digital era, I hope the next generations get to read a book like this one.

Monday, March 26, 2007

John Crowley Blogs

I'm going to start reading this. Maybe you should too?


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Weekend one update: NCAA that is

Suffice it to say that my bracket is hosed. I picked Boston College, and nearby schools Indiana, Notre Dame, and Louisville to all make the regional finals. I'm such a homer. At least it's almost baseball season. Cubs Fever--catch it now before there's a cure for it.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

On-line NCAA bracket

You are invited to join my on-line college hoops bracket group! To accept this invitation and join the group, click the link below (or cut and paste the link into your browser's address bar). You'll be asked to enter the group's password before you can join. Send me a request and I'll send you the password.


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Friday, March 09, 2007


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