A Natural History of the Senses

A Natural History of the Senses

Book - 1990
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Baker & Taylor
A perceptive celebration of the sensory world offers a poetic tour of the human senses and explains how human beings absorb and savor the wonders of the world around

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1990
ISBN: 9780394573359
Characteristics: xix, 331p. ; 25 cm


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Jun 25, 2018

Her writing is gorgeous, voluptuous, daring, exuberant, enlightening, poetic, hypnotic.

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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