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Playing With Your Food: Review of “Hollows of Experience” by Greg Nixon

William A. Adams


This essay is consistently engaging and thought provoking and for that, a worthwhile read. Important questions about mind and world are raised and considered from multiple angles, but not clearly answered. It is a special narrative skill to assert both sides of an argument without highlighting the contradictions inherent, and without making a strong, contestable statement of one’s own claims. Nixon does that trick well, and perhaps that is because his purpose with this essay was merely one of exploration, not to assert a particular point of view. For someone who likes to play with their food before eating it, this might be a pleasing technique. For those who want to bite right in, it will be frustrating, but still tempting.

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