Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, Critchley writes primarily on the history of philosophy, political theory, religion, ethics, and aesthetics, especially literature and theatre. His many books include Faith of the Faithless, On Humor, and Bowie, an excursion through the songs of David Bowie.
Below are Simon Critchley’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually.
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“Ineluctable modality of the visible…signatures of all things I am here to read.” For me, since reading it many decades ago,
Ulysses is and remains THE book.
At the centre of
Ulysses is a debate about Hamlet, naturally. This play is without peer and simply inexhaustible. I never tire of it.
The paradox of this parable is that what it means to be human is only revealed by being transformed into monstrous vermin. This is also one of the funniest books I know.
From: $100.99 Farm
$223.32 Process and Reality
Alfred North Whitehead
$174.84 The Fish Can Sing
$166.83 Far from the Madding Crowd
From: $158.35 Whole Earth Discipline
$189.84 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
$180.53 The Fire Next Time
Tegan and Sara
Ten Books By Wanda Gag
$165.54 More Tales from Grimm
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