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Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
Judith Butler
The Odyssey
Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox
Shadow Cay
Leona Bodie
The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
A Wizard of Mars
Diane Duane
Inferno
Dante Alighieri, Anthony Esolen
Beautiful Creatures (Caster Chronicles, #1)
Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays - Albert Camus A very difficult book to read it never the less was interesting in some aspects. The style of writing is very fluid and I find myself enjoying the way the author integrated both questions and his own thoughts in a way that has me thinking a great deal. This is one of the few books which does not have me not wanting to finish due to it being written in second person. Instead the work is in a way speaking with me on the subject and yet not lecturing either. It is rather strange, and yet it does bring a great deal of thinking, the way that Camus has statements throughout the book that are ended by question marks. It is almost as though he is questioning both himself and the reader. The same is true for the times that he ends his questions with periods as though he does not want an answer but merely wishes to have the question stated.
The distinction being made between logic and emotions is one that is familiar to me, by way of Star Trek. The distinction is constant throughout the Original Series as Dr. McCoy and Mr. Spock and their continuous spats about the virtues of logic as opposed to emotions.
Much of what Camus speaks of is immediately applicable to real life and as such allows me to understand to a greater extent that which he desires to communicate to his readers. Furthermore the shifts of topic flow so smoothly that at times I am hardly aware of the change.