Sunday, January 24, 2016
I HAVE MY WORK CUT OUT FOR ME
With Lecture Four recorded, edited, and transformed into the MP4 format suitable for uploading to YouTube on Friday next, I sat down this morning to start work on Lecture Five, in which I shall begin to engage with Edwin Wilmsen's Land Filled With Flies. Immediately, I realized the manifest impossibility of my task. The Introduction is a mere seven pages, and yet there is enough in it to require several lectures of explication and commentary! I have no idea how I am going to manage this, but if a few of you are making an attempt to follow along, and thought perhaps of reading one of the books I am discussing in my lectures, then let the Wilmsen be your choice. I find it stunningly brilliant.