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Monday, September 8, 2008

Reading a Little Later Today

posted by on September 8 at 12:54 PM


Holy shit I have been banging my head against the keyboard since 9:45 this morning and it’s finally worked. Happy early afternoon, everyone. There are a lot of readings tonight.

Up at Third Place Books is Stuart Archer Cohen, with a very interesting-looking futuristic thriller called The Army of the Republic. It’s about when corporations rule the world. So possibly this coming November.

At Elliott Bay Book Company, Sandra Tsing Loh reads from Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting! The exclamation point is the author’s choice, not mine. I believe that the censored word is “fucking.”

At the University Book Store, Christopher Sandford reads from his biography of Roman Polanski, which is cleverly titled Polanski. This looks like the only reading of the night when you might be able to talk about anal sex and statutory rape, except maybe for the Zizek reading at Town Hall, which has been Suggested below. Charles wrote a lovely books lead about Zizek this week. Here’s a sample:

Slavoj Zizek is the most popular philosopher of our day. In his work, we primarily find the influence of Jacques Lacan, Karl Marx, and Georg Hegel. We also find many references to the filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and the writer Gilbert Chesterton. We also find that almost nothing on earth is alien to his mind. Everything can be grasped and processed by his muscular theory machine.

Zizek looks like a bear.

It’s kind of a love letter. You should read the whole thing.

The full readings calendar, including the next week or so, is here.

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That has to be about the creepiest goddamn book cover I have ever seen!

Mmmm... Anal sex with 13 year olds. Yummy!

Posted by Keekee | September 8, 2008 1:21 PM

That is the sexiest book cover I have ever seen.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 8, 2008 1:30 PM

Listening to that man on Weekday this morning was one of the least pleasant things I've ever done.

Posted by Ryan on Summit | September 8, 2008 2:41 PM

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