On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry
Publish date: March 18th 2014
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Literary Criticism
Please excuse my French, but reading this book felt like watching Gass trying to impotently force himself onto something he couldn’t see. In the dead of night, in the dead of all colour.So his victim happened to be the blue of this world. He tried to perform on it all obscene acts one can think of -...
Under no set of circumstances would I agree to write an introduction for this essay-panegyric to the color blue and, let's admit it, to the thought/act sex ; under no set of circumstances would I want my prose to be set directly next to that of William Gass. Michael Gorra was a fool. From the init...
this is the longest short book i've ever read, have difficulty in concentrating and following Gass' line of thinking.
“Yellow cannot readily ingest gray. It clamors for white. But blue will swallow black like a bell swallows silence ‘to echo a grief that is hardly human.’ Because blue contracts, retreats, it is the colour of transcendence, leading us away in pursuit of the infinite.” On second thoughts, I think thi...
Share this Book