About to step out the door but I thought I’d answer this one from bklyndispatch:
I’ve got a question for you.
I don’t know if this is too simplistic, but I’m curious.
What are you reading?
Not too simplistic.
On my bed with me right now is:
W.H. Auden – Lectures on Shakespeare
The New York Press(this week’s edition)
The Times Literary Supplement(this week’s edition)
In my shoulder bag is:
Milton – Paradise Lost
David Wojnarowicz – Close to the Knives
Howard Singerman – Art Subjects: Making Artists in the American University
A little dry it all looks to me, but the Auden is very meaty and is making me want to read Keirkegaard.
Thanks for asking – the shop’s open all month so please feel free to enquire.
I think I read Kierkegaard at too tender an age.
His words made me think too much, about too many things, too often.
Existentialism consumed me as a teenager.
Your answer makes me happy.
I’m very impressed that you carry Milton around in your shoulder bag. That is not light subway reading.
Or sorta two — mostly am interested in the contrast and the possibility the the worst-taken advice might in the end teach one more than good advice…:
“What was the most constructive/helpful life advice someone told you, whether it was asked of them or not; vice versa, what was the least constructive/helpful advice you took that you thought would be a good idea.”
I’m not reading anything at all 🙁
Water , water everywhere….
Well, it’s a small edition – it actually is light subway reading!