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LIBRARY SHELF: S h i f t #8

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MacDonald, Anne Marie; S h i f t #8 (1989) ICI Shelf: Art Periodicals FIRST LINE: “An unexpected thing happened one day recently at the Rand Corporation think tank East West war games.” LAST LINE: “I would be interested in knowing … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Animal that Therefore I Am

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Derrida, Jacques; The Animal that Therefore I Am (2008) ICI Shelf: Philosophy FIRST LINE: “In the beginning, I would like to entrust myself to words that, were it possible, would be naked.” LAST LINE: “The stakes are so radical that they … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Wilderness Tips

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Atwood, Margaret; Wilderness Tips (1991) ICI Shelf: Fiction FIRST LINE: “The waitresses are basking in the sun like a herd of skinned seals, their pinky-brown bodies shining with oil.” LAST LINE: “She gets distracted by it, and has trouble paying attention to … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Histoire de L’oeil

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Bataille, George; Histoire de L’oeil (1979) ICI Shelf: Fiction FIRST LINE: “J’ai ete eleve seul et, aussi loin que  je me le rappelle, j’etais anxieux des choses sexuelles.” LAST LINE: “Mais c’est la solitude et l’absence de sens qui la fondent.” ICI … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Heart of Man

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Fromm, Erich; The Heart of Man: Its Genius for Good and Evil (1964) ICI Shelf: Trotter FIRST LINE: “Religious perspectives represent a quest for the rediscovery of man.” LAST LINE: “If this should happen to the entire human race or to its … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Granta #68

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Granta #68: Love Stories (1999) ICI Shelf: Fiction FIRST LINE: “The story by Raymond Carver that begins this issue of Granta was one of two discovered in the summer — July 1999 — by Professor William Stull, of University of Hartford, … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Mathematics and the Unexpected

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Ekeland, Ivar; Mathematics and the Unexpected (1988) ICI Shelf: Science Theory FIRST LINE: “The picture we see in fig. 1.1 is a familiar one.” LAST LINE: “Order and chaos are always found together, be it in celestial mechanics or in number crunching.” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Touching Photographs

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Olin, Margaret; Touching Photographs (2012) ICI Shelf: Barthes’ Tear FIRST LINE: “Photographs are visual but photography is not only a “visual” practice.” LAST LINE: “Now it is time to close the book,” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (08-10-17) … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Methodology of the Oppressed

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Sandoval, Chela; Methodology of the Oppressed (2000) ICI Shelf: Other FIRST LINE: “’Where there is power there is resistance’ -Michel Foucault” LAST LINE: “Love as social movement is enacted by revolutionary, mobile, and global coalitions of citizen-activists who are allied through the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Anecdotal Theory

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Gallop, Jane; Anecdotal Theory (2002) ICI Shelf: Philosophy FIRST LINE: “Dynamic ideas are definitely more to my liking.” LAST LINE: “Occasional, anecdotal theory, theory in the flesh of practice, speaks with the desire for a response.” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at … Continue reading

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