Book meme

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  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

“One thing most contemporary critics and psychoanalysts would agree upon is that biological differentiations are inadequate, too many people seeming to cross over, at the psychical level, the ‘hard and fast’ lines of biologically determined sexual difference.”

— Bruce Fink, The Lacanian Subject

Though I like the sixth sentence better:

“We thus begin with the hypothesis that there are males with feminine structure (defined in some way) and females with masculine structure (defined in some other way).”

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5 Responses to “Book meme”

  1. The sun of Asia creeps above the horizon
    Into this haggard and tenuous air,
    A tiger tamed by nothingness and frost.

    – Stanza XVII, “Like Decorations in a Nigger Cemetery,” Wallace Stevens

    This exercise reminds me of how I used to seek God’s guidance from the Bible.

  2. I made an error in transcription — let’s try again:

    The sun of Asia creeps above the horizon
    Into this haggard and tenuous air,
    A tiger lamed by nothingness and frost.

    This reminds me of discussions about the textual integrity of Scripture.

  3. ‘The person whose dresser it is makes it a point of buying my books when they come out, and of mentioning buying them.’
    – Anneli Rufus, Party of one: The Loners’ manifesto

    I should probably take this opportunity to thank you for the link as well. 🙂

  4. ‘All functions in this chapter are vendor extensions, meaning that they are not part of the SQL-89 and SQL-92 standards.’

    – Sams, SQL Unleashed

    Well, that explains everything. I must be at work.

  5. Politics ceases wherever this gap [between the whole of the community and the nothing that separates it from itself] no longer has any place, wherever the whole of the community is reduced to the sum of the parts with nothing left over.
    – Jacques Ranciere, Dis-agreement

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