On Being Blue

On Being Blue

by William H. Gass
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1590177185

ISBN-13: 2901590177180

Pub. Date: 10/28/2014

Publisher: Penguin Random House Llc

This small but memorable treatise, written "for all who live in the country of the blue," examines the color as state of mind, as Platonic Ideal, as a notoriously erotic hue, and as a color of our interior life. In a brilliant, extended meditation, Gass mulls over blue in literature and art, dance, music, and the popular press. No shade or variation escapes his

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This small but memorable treatise, written "for all who live in the country of the blue," examines the color as state of mind, as Platonic Ideal, as a notoriously erotic hue, and as a color of our interior life. In a brilliant, extended meditation, Gass mulls over blue in literature and art, dance, music, and the popular press. No shade or variation escapes his engaged and engaging prose or his vertiginous asides. This is a witty, lyrical, highly original, and beautifully written book that demands to be read and redefines the meaning of a "philosophical inquiry."

"Not since Herman Melville pondered the whiteness of Moby Dick has a region of the spectrum been subjected to such eclectic scrutiny. . . Gass gives philosophy back its good old name as a feast that can never sate the mind."—Time

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ISBN-13:
2901590177180
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Llc
Publication date:
10/28/2014

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