13 December 2011

On the doing of homework

So there's this, which is like, you people still? And this, which is pretty funny. And a bunch of people saying stuff. But please, everybody, do yourselves the huge, huge favor of reading this book, the best book ever written on the topic outside of Heilege Schrift, The Eternal Woman by Gertrud von le Fort.

















9 comments:

Katy said...

I second that.

Gauntlets said...

This book is way up top of the list of stuff I want my daughters to read. I'm so excited to give it to them.

MooreMama said...

wait. can I get a link to that one book you were talking about?

Rebekah said...

:D

Leah said...

Why is it that the books you all recommend can't be found at any of the libraries where I have been a patron? Does an library in the country have copies of these great books that you all read?

Gauntlets said...

No. Libraries only stock books that are easy to read, or that are supportive of the zeitgeist (like, I'm sure you'll find something by Marcel Proust in every library in the country). In fact, they are selling off all of their important books to make room for more knock-offs of Twilight.

The good news is that these sales make it a lot cheaper to stock your home library. ;)

Katy said...

shoot, that reminded me of a book give-away yesterday I forgot about.

My MIL, a librarian, recently acquired two hard-covered Lang's Fairy Tale books, with the first edition engravings. A patron donated them to the library, the children's department said they weren't children's books (!?) and sent them to adult fiction, who didn't want them either. Moral: don't donate books to the library and make sure you're related to a librarian.

Leah, I'm sure you can get it through your state's inter-library loan. A WorldCat search shows 10 copies (from all three editions)within a 100 miles from me. Ask your reference librarian and she can help. Do this only if you're good about returning library books, because the fees for returning a University loaned book late get steep. My husband is always returning out-of-print books from universities all over the Midwest late, and we probably would save money just buying them.

Leah said...

Thanks, all. As much as I would like to be able to buy these wonderful books, it's just not in the budget now. Next year, though, we'll be rolling in the dough, so I'll be able to buy whatever books I want! ;)

Monique said...

Leah, e-mail me your mailing address and I'd be happy to let you borrow my copy.

philipandmonique@hotmail.com