Formless: A User's Guide First Edition
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About the Author
- Publisher : Zone Books; First edition (October 15, 1997)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 296 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0942299434
- ISBN-13 : 978-0942299434
- Item Weight : 2.3 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.1 x 1.25 x 10.9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,228,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I think in Thomas Pynchon's "V" there is a passage where two thugs planning to steal Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" from the Uffizi go to the museum and stare at the painting. They see a nude woman, a maid who is trying to cover her up with a cloak, and an excited male god at the left who is trying hard to blow the cloak away and keep Venus nude. Well, this does not add to our understanding of Botticelli, but provides amusing reading and serves Pynchon's point nicely. Something similar happens with "Formless": it is entertaining but tells us mostly about personal excitements and idiocyncrazies of the two intellegent people who wrote this collection.
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Reviewed in Japan on February 3, 2021