Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Culture's table

If you are so inclined, you can read the introduction to my new academic book here....

1 comment:

  1. Great intro! Authors often say that nobody reads the introduction, but in my experience a lot of people do. One way I can tell is that reviews sometimes pick up on items mentioned in the intro, another way is that people pick up on personal info in the acknowledgments.

    I'm also reminded that the first time you told me about your book-in-progress, I thought you said the title was "Braiding" (from your mid-Atlantic accent), which oddly enough wouldn't be a horrible title either.

    It's funny how often such malapropisms are possible; for example, I had a friend who once said she just wanted to bleed into the woodwork. Another time she said she wanted to get on the right tract. In the case of your book the malapropism came from the listener not the speaker, but I think the principles are the same.