To lead life is to lay down a line. 117

An aberdonian anthropologist, emeritus professor of the city's University where he created a team of social anthropologists, skilfully manoeuvers among lines in a three-part table of contents:

I KNOTTING 
  1. Line & blob
  2. Octopuses & anemones
  3. A world without objects
  4. Materials, gesture, sense & sentiment
  5. Of knots & joints
  6. Wall
  7. The mountain
  8. Ground
  9. Surface
  10. Knowledge
II WEATHERING 11. Whirlwind
12. Footprints along the path
13. Wind-walking
14. World-weathering
15. Atmosphere
16. Ballooning in smooth space
17. Coiling over
18. Under the sky
19. Seeing & sunbeams
20. Line & colour
21. Line & sound
III HUMANING 22. To human is a verb
23. Anthropogenesis
24. Doing, undergoing
25. The maze & the labyrinth
26. Education & attention
27. Submission leads, mastery follows
28. A life
29. In-between
30. The correspondence of lines

 

 As an anticipated sequel, a second book follows on this one: its title ? Correspondences. It should reach my letterbox mid-May. I should have finished reading the present one by then !

The book is a fascinated/fascinating read, a real tour-de-force.

 

 

 

 

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