By Stanley Cavell
This paintings is an advent to the lifetime of philosophy within the usa, as Emerson as soon as lived it, in all its topographical ambiguity.
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Whether the judge believed the lawyer's story I do not know; or whether he feigned to believe, just possibly sensing-as by now I feel sure my parents sensed-that I would not be entering so extreme a request unless I were in that state I will long after find words for in the opening chapter of Walden: "Our moulting season, like that of the fowls, must be a crisis in our lives. " The linking of molting, crisis, solitude, and looniness is a condition of the moment of change I am depicting. My little book on Walden, as if more than twenty years ago establishing certain of the conditions of the present moment of depiction, comments on Thoreau's passage as follows: "What the imperative means [«our moulting season ...
Another of his touchstone stories-one of the ones whose lines would be woven into family exchanges-is itself about pertinence, dealing with matters of vocation or trade and tact or pitch. I set it down here for future reference. A modest congregation in a small town required a cantor for the approaching high holidays and in the month preceding invited applicants with good recommendations to conduct Friday night services as, so to speak, auditions. It was clear among the elders almost from the opening prayer that the first candidate would not do.
Most of the time I felt I knew in which world my mother thought I took my bearings. But when she took refuge in hers, there seemed no further room. My father's contribution to my expectations of reading were, on the contrary, feats of a certain kind of interpretation, functions of his being known as the best teller of Yiddish stories in our small circle of friends. A characteristic genre of his favorite jokes concerned precisely scenes of interpretation, of the sort an immigrant community would have been painfully familiar with, often associated with trouble compounded by an ignorance of the law.
A Pitch of Philosophy: Autobiographical Exercises (The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures) by Stanley Cavell