Golf Ball - Object Lessons (Paperback)Dr. Harry Brown (author)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 155 g
Dimensions: 165 x 121 x 15 mm
Brown starts where the curious amongst us always seem to-by taking things apart. Departing from the physical dissection of a single ball, performed as a boy, Brown rollicks through a detailed and highly entertaining exploration of the history of the game of golf. Golf Ball will fill the air of the 19th Hole with questions answered and stories told. * Tom Chiarella, Visiting Writer, Esquire Magazine, and Award-Winning Member of the Golf Writers Association of America *
An intriguing mix of history, personal anecdote and cutting-edge philosophy, carrying the reader aloft over a range of courses and discourses past and present ... In Golf Ball, Brown has some fun with contemporary thinking whilst never getting too bogged down in the sand trap of theory ... leaving us with some intriguing questions to ponder about the objects we use, lose and overlook every day. * Neil Fitzgerald, LapsedHermit.com *
Golf Ball... begins with Harry Brown explaining how his object chose him. As an eight-year-old homegrown Heideggerian of a boy, he claims, he sliced a golf ball in two to inquire into its hardness. The book derives from this severing. It inhabits the 'glimpse of internal structure' that it offered, unfolding in two parts: 'Out: Thing,' and 'In: Phenomenon.' -- Julian Yates * Los Angeles Review of Books *
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