Germs: A Memoir of Childhood

Richard Wollheim (Author) Sheila Heti (Introduction by)
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Description

A brilliant, meandering exploration of family and childhood memory by one of the most original British philosophers of the twentieth century.

Germs is about first things, the seeds from which a life grows, as well as about the illnesses it incurs, the damage it sustains. Written at the end of the life of Richard Wollheim, a major British philosopher of the second half of the twentieth century, this memoir is not the usual story of growing up, but very much about childhood, that early world we all share in which we do not not know either the world or ourselves for sure, and in which things--houses, clothes, meals, parents, the past--loom large around us, seeming both inevitable and uncontrollable. Richard Wollheim's remarkable, moving, and entirely original book recovers this formative moment that makes us who we are before we really are who we are and that haunts us all our lives in lucid and lyrical prose.

Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
New York Review of Books
Publish Date
January 12, 2021
Pages
272
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781681374963
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