Category Archives: Library

LIBRARY SHELF: What is Philosophy?

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Deleuze, Gilles; Guattari, Feliz; What is Philosophy? (1994) ICI Shelf: Philosophy FIRST LINE: “The question what is philosophy? can perhaps be posed only late in life, with the arrival of old age and the time for speaking concretely.” LAST LINE: “It is … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Tales from the Freudian Crypt

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Dufresne, Todd; Tales from the Freudian Crypt: the Death Drive in Text and Context (2000) ICI Shelf: Philosophy FIRST LINE: “From a narrativist or hermeneutic perspective, psychoanalysis is neither simply true nor simply false.” LAST LINE: “For better or for worse, we are the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Annotated Brothers Grimm

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Tartar, Maria; Annotated Brothers Grimm (2012) ICI Shelf: Fiction FIRST LINE: “The Grimms led with this story because the considered it to be among the oldest in the collection.” LAST LINE: “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” ICI HISTORY: … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Struggles and Triumphs

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Barnum, P.T.; Struggles and Triumphs/ The Life of P.T. Barnum, Written by Himself (1927) ICI Shelf: Trotter FIRST LINE: “I now come to a series of events which, all things considered, constitutes one of the most remarkable experiences of my life” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Photographic Illusion

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Michals, Duane; The Photographic Illusion (1975) ICI Shelf : Photography FIRST LINE: “You have to be cuckoo.” LAST LINE: “The Michals-in-wonderland sequence uses the tools of surrealism–scale distortion, mirrors within mirrors and even photographs within photographs–to shake up and finally smash the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Book

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Suarez, Michael; Woudhuysen, H. R.; The Book: A Global History (2013) ICI Shelf: Books about Books FIRST LINE: “Without writing there would be no recording, no history, and of course no books.” LAST LINE: “Regardless of what the future holds, the region’s … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Undercover Economist

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Hartford, Tim; Undercover Economist (2006) ICI Shelf: Culture FIRST LINE: “The long commute on public transport is a commonplace experience of life in major cities around the world, whether you live in New York, Tokyo, Antwerp or Prague.” LAST LINE: “What price … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Laws of Health

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Hutchinson; The Laws of Health ICI Shelf: Hippocrates FIRST LINE: “The bones – The human body is the house in which the soul of the man dwells during life.” LAST LINE: “Vocal Cords – Two elastic bands or ridges situated in the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Sabine’s Notebook

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Bantock, Nick; Sabine’s Notebook (1992) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire FIRST LINE: “Sabine, If you are reading this, then you exist.” LAST LINE: “Write to me Griffin. – Sabine” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (04-24-17) Accession #: ICI-02776

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LIBRARY SHELF: Poetic Meter and Poetic Form

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Fussell, Paul; Poetic Meter and Poetic Form (1979)   ICI Shelf: Poetry FIRST LINE: “Rhythm must have meaning”, Ezra Pound insisted in 1915.” LAST LINE: “For the reader is an individual talent too, and it is technical knowledge and command that release … Continue reading

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