A few days late but a December wrap up. This last month had some pretty fantastic reads in it, including some Christmas and birthday presents from my parents, @illbecomethesea and @forestwycth. I have a major weakness for @ndpublishing and anything they publish, so naturally I picked up Go, Went, Gone and I Am the Brother of XX when I came across them in recent bookstore outings. A few months ago, we went to a conversation between Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith where she mentioned Conversations With Friends, so I was excited to read it after I got it for my birthday. Overall, all of these were pretty stellar reads, with my highest recommendations going to Go, Went, Gone, which you should read if you’re a human, Her Body and Other Parties, which you should also read if you love good short stories, and finally Between the World and Me, which you should read if you need more good non-fiction, but also if you’re human. -
‘In the beginning was an undifferentiated whole that contained everything: feminine and masculine, space and time, sameness and multiplicity. This totality sank down through the emptiness and revealed itself in multifarious forms. The feminine is dense and corporeal, it is made of primordial matter and was there at the beginning, then the masculine arrived, lighter in substance and mobile. In just this way, space and time came into being. But all these manifestations are mutually dependent, none stands above the other, rather each compliments the other, and in all their multifariousness they remain a whole, a single body. In just this way, individual human beings in society are parts of a living totality - like the different organs in a body, they perform different functions but inextricably connected.’ -Go, Went, Gone.
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