Saturday, February 17, 2007

Rereading One's Writings

Here's a very nice post from Historianess, "On Rereading One's Dissertation." I often still have these reactions to rereading things I've written -- even to things much more recent than my dissertation.

Rereading went something like this:

Ooh, look at the title page. How nice!

I made a table of contents? Really? I have no recollection of doing that.

DOOM! There's a conspicuous typo on page 19!

Reading...reading...reading...hey, this is really interesting! I didn't know I knew about these things!

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