samskivert: I Am a Strange Loop

09 November 2008

It’s a pleasure to read Hofstadter again, with his wacky dreamt up dialogues and penchant for punnery. However, this book was fairly tightly focused on a single issue — one that I was on board with after the first hundred pages or so. I much preferred the vast sweeping intellectual adventure that was GEB, the more technical exposition of Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies or even the way out in left field (even for Hofstadter) musings on poetry translation in Le Ton Beau De Marot. Still, it’s good to see him back in the saddle.

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