The reader feels like a delighted child, listening to a filthy nursery rhyme written by a master of the English language . . . In his Philosophical Investigations, Wittgenstein made it clear that his goal was not to provide a practical guide through philosophy, but rather to “travel over a wide field of thought criss-cross in every direction.” In […]
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In large part, this book is the speaker’s desperate attempt to reconstruct her family’s history, pulling its various characters together as best as she can, with little more than her own subjective experience to guide her recreation. Collected Body is the first book Valzhyna Mort has written in English. It is a rich and complex tapestry of characters and their […]