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The books (and reviews) of 2013

The end of the year is a time to look back, to take stock, and to celebrate.  As it turns out, 2013 has been great for book reviews on Somatosphere and there’s much to celebrate.  We would like to offer sincere thanks to all our reviewers––the generosity of thought (and time, and labor) brought to the reviews is greatly appreciated.   It is hard not to feel at times adrift in an ever-widening sea of scholarship (filled with books that we’ll get to once we finish this paper, or that abstract, or one more email…), and as adrift as we may feel, these reviews are little buoys that cross our paths unexpectedly.  Look for more of them floating over the shoals in the New Year.  ––And to our readers, thanks for your support!

Our book reviews for 2013:

 

Image credit: Job Koelewijn, Untitled (Lemniscate), 2006; wood, books; 125 x 780 x 240 cm; photo: Erik van den Boom, Galerie Fons Welters.

 


3 Responses to The books (and reviews) of 2013

  1. I can really identify with the sentiment of “feeling adrift in an ever-widening sea of scholarship.” So much to read and so little time. I wanted to point out a post (a series of three posts, actually) that wasn’t a book review, but an interview with two authors: Longing for Sleep: Assessing the Place of Sleep in the 21st Century (http://somatosphere.net/longing-for-sleep-assessing-the-place-of-sleep-in-the-21st-century-full-interview). I greatly appreciated learning about these books: Simon Williams (Sleep and Society) and Matthew Wolf-Meyer (The Politics of Sleep, The Slumbering Masses).

    Thank you, Somatosphere, for a wonderful year. Best wishes to all of you in the coming New Year.

  2. Thanks for mentioning that series Jan. We’ll be posting a list of all the other notable pieces from 2013 in a few days.

    Happy New Year to you as well and thanks for all your engagement!

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