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Dalrymple Demolishes Le Corbusier|
I didn't know anything about Le Corbusier other than the placeholder-tag "important architect who wrote". Theodore Dalrymple supplies a convincing demonstration of his importance, while condemning the man's works and legacy
|Date:||December 28th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)|| |
Everything I know about Le Corbusier I know from Jane Jacobs (who hates him, and is well worth reading -- Death and Life of Great American Cities is one of the best books I've read, period).
|Date:||December 28th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)|| |
Ooh, that's high praise indeed! Adding to my list.
And you, what have you to say for yourself, in re reading Helen DeWitt's The Last Samurai?
|Date:||December 28th, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)|| |
I haven't read it, so I can't say! Should I?
|Date:||December 28th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Mm, I'm either going senile, or am grossly negligent. Haven't I recommended the book to you in the most glowing of terms? Have I not affirmed that it was the best book I've read in, oh, ten years?
By which I mean to suggest: drop everything ('cept Verity!) and read it!
Go! Now! I'll wait. You can thank me later.
|Date:||December 28th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)|| |
Quite possibly! My memory is made of holes. But I now have a systematic place for keeping track of things I mean to read, so I will add this!
|Date:||December 30th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)|| |
Interesting. Haven't read a word of Ballard yet. Have you?
Not much beyond a short story ("The Voices of Time") I read for Dr. Brian McHale's "Poetics of Science Fiction" course in 1991(?).
I've probably read more about his writing than of his writings.