A Natural History of the Senses

A Natural History of the Senses

Book - 1990
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Publisher: Toronto, ON : Random House of Canada, 1990
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 331 pages


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Aug 23, 2012

I decided to reread this book this summer, which I had read for the first time when I was in college. It captured me as it did before with its stunning imagery, the fascinating unknown history that is written in our senses, and what exists in the world around us. I will say there are some moments in which the writer does seem to exotify other cultures and peoples in a way that makes me feel uncomfortable, however it's still worth the read. And it's also probably worth the reminder of discomfort to realize the "other-ing" our minds sometimes do as well as figuring out how that differs from finding wonder in the unexpected and unknown.

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