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June 27, 2007 12:36 PM   Subscribe

/UBU Editions--Third Series. New, handsome, pdf editions of eleven out-of-print books, including ones by Maurice Blanchot, Claude Simon, Monique Wittig, and Rosemarie Waldrop. Be sure to also look at the first two series of /ubu editions. Previous ubuweb.
posted by OmieWise (9 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
ooooh. nice. very nice.
posted by anotherpanacea at 12:41 PM on June 27, 2007

Cool! I love ubu.com!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 1:04 PM on June 27, 2007

Certainly he talked very little, but his silence often went unnoticed. I believed that he had a kind of discretion, sometimes that he was a little scornful, sometimes that he withdrew too much into himself or outside of us. Now I think that maybe he didn’t always exist or that he didn’t yet exist.

This is just Bartleby-licious.

They tell her in great detail the story of the woman who, speaking of her vulva, used to say that thanks to that compass she could navigate from sunrise to sunset.

And this is unmissable. (Why does Irigaray seem to get so much attention while this goes unread?)

Fantastic stuff. Thanks.
posted by RogerB at 3:03 PM on June 27, 2007

Sit, Ubu, sit. Good dog. Ruff!
posted by redteam at 3:58 PM on June 27, 2007

UbuWeb made up for what my college library was lacking. Finding out that this site exists was one of the most influential moments of my life.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:14 PM on June 27, 2007

And this is unmissable. (Why does Irigaray seem to get so much attention while this goes unread?)

Yes, Les Guerilleres is one of my favorite novels. It's so evocative of something...deep summer, a liminal moment before the Utopia collapses. It makes me feel like We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson does, or A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr. But her theory is really boring. The Lesbian Body is just a horrid book. I've never even really liked her other fiction.

Irigaray, on the other hand, writes very interesting philosophy, and she starts at the beginning (her critique of the Timaeus makes up the bulk of Speculum of the Other Woman) and moves forward. And, her critique of Lacan has the virtue of being from a once-insider. She's a much more interesting thinker than Wittig ever has been, even if Wittig's novel is great. (I don't agree with Irigaray, I wrote my undergraduate thesis arguing that she comes to the wrong conclusions again and again, but she's meatier than Wittig by far.)
posted by OmieWise at 5:31 AM on June 28, 2007



I don't disagree that Irigaray has a lot of philosophical substance that Wittig's theoretical work lacks. But this was exactly what surprised me about Les Guerilleres yesterday (though I'll admit I still haven't read it through carefully): not just its beauty, but the richness of the thought in it. That's a serious philosophical book, or at least a very suggestive one, as well as an evocative novel. For me it has some of the parable-feeling that the more scriptural of Kafka's short pieces evoke, almost insisting that you try (and fail?) to allegorize it as a work of theory. (I don't know Wittig's fiction, so I'll take your word on its superiority to the rest.)
posted by RogerB at 8:01 AM on June 28, 2007

OmieWise- Have I told you lately that I love [to] you?
posted by anotherpanacea at 4:21 AM on June 29, 2007

Hah, right back atcha.
posted by OmieWise at 2:05 PM on June 29, 2007

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