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The curious reader's companion to sex. 'Wit, you know, is the unexpected copulation of ideas.' Samuel Johnson Why is screwing so funny? How should we think about our most shocking fantasies? What is so captivating about nudity? Inspired by philosophy, literature, and private life, Damon Young explores the paradoxes of the bedroom. On Getting Off will f**k with your mind. Praise for Philosophy in the Garden- 'This is a gardening book that takes readers not on a walk around great estates but on a tour of great minds ... It's a lovely extension on the notion that gardens make you contemplative and in working with the soil you see life's big picture.' -The Daily Telegraph Praise for Philosophy in the Garden- 'A gentle dig for ideas about how to live - this book will grow your mind and put a glow in your cheeks.' -Deborah Levy, author of Swimming Home Praise for The Art of Reading- 'Its short length belies a book heavy with insight, creativity, and wit. To Young's credit, he treats all types of reading, from scholarly meditation to frivolous binge reading, with seriousness and respect ... This literary study is serious but also witty and fun - a tough balance to strike, but Young nails it.' STARRED REVIEW -Publishers Weekly

 

Details

ISBN: 9781925849219
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 3 Nov 2020
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publication City, Country: Carlton North, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.7(H) x 13(L) x 2(W)
Weight (gm): 272

 

Author Biography

Damon Young is a prize-winning philosopher and writer. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including The Art of Reading, How to Think About Exercise, Philosophy in the Garden, and Distraction. His works have been translated into eleven languages, and he has also written poetry, short fiction, and children's fiction. Young is an Associate in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne.
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