28 October 2007

Hear this

The Rest Is Noise” is a great achievement. Rilke once wrote of how he learned to stand “more seeingly” in front of certain paintings. Ross enables us to listen more hearingly.
Thus the front page (!) of this weekend's NYT Book Review declares. Though Sieglinde's copy doesn't arrive till Monday (the last blogger to receive it, I'm betting), I don't hesitate to say, basing on his many articles that I've read and loved and love to reread, that Ross has enabled me to also "feel more thinkingly". (In every meaning of the phrase.)

ADDED: In fact it turns out that I'm not the last blogger to receive it. (Private to ACD: check if Amazon Prime is also right for you.)