On being blue, a philosophical inquiry by William Gass

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Battin, Margaret P.
Title On being blue, a philosophical inquiry by William Gass
Date 1977
Description On Being Blue is a remarkable piece of rumination: it toes, wades, pulls its skirt up and immerses itself in the word 'blue.' Blue noses, blue laws, blue devils, blueblood; Gass begins by producing wonder, and we say: / didn't know the word 'blue' could be used in so many different ways. Bluebird, blue coats, blue collar, bluing. . . . Gass' work is first, then, an homage to the word 'blue'-a celebration of it, in all its astonishing multiplicity. Much of the book consists of just this: in bathing in the word 'blue':
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Volume 3
First Page 109
Last Page 112
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Battin, M. P. (1977). On being blue, a philosophical inquiry by William Gass. Quarterly West, 3, 109-12. Spring/Summer.
Rights Management (c)University of Utah
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ARK ark:/87278/s6h42901
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2013-02-21
ID 706454
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h42901
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