By Harold Schweizer

ISBN-10: 041577506X

ISBN-13: 9780415775069

ISBN-10: 0415775078

ISBN-13: 9780415775076

'This is a really extraordinary ebook, a excitement to learn. not just is it transparent and informative but in addition by means of turns witty, melancholic and insightful. The booklet is astonishingly erudite, yet wears this studying so evenly and so charmingly that it really is either effortless and gripping to read.'  Robert Eaglestone, Royal Holloway, collage of London

Penelope waits by means of her loom for Odysseus, Vladimir and Estragon stay up for Godot, we all need to wait: for buses, telephone calls and the kettle to boil. yet can we recognize what the checking of one's watch and pacing from side to side is de facto all approximately? what's the courting among ready and time? Is there an ethics of ready, or perhaps an paintings of ready? Do the web, on-line procuring and textual content messaging suggest that ready has come to an end?

On Waiting explores such and comparable questions in compelling type. Drawing on a few attention-grabbing examples, from the thinker Henri Bergson's musings on a lump of sugar to Kate Croy ready in Wings of the Dove to the writings of Rilke, Bishop, and Carver, On Waiting examines this ever-present but missed phenomenon from different angles in attention-grabbing kind. On Waiting is the 1st e-book to offer a philosophy of ready.


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