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Autoportrait with Constraint, or Vita in Form of a Lipogram

by Douglas Hofstadter

Previously unpublished.

A lipogram is a composition which purposefully (and playfully) lacks a particular letter. A famous example is the 320-page French novel La disparition by Georges Perec (Paris, les Lettres nouvelles, 1969), which entirely lacks the letter “e”. This is Hofstadter’s own very revealing stripped-E’s act.


A Somewhat Self-Referential Dialogue About This Very Web Site With Douglas Hofstadter (extracted and transcribed with a bit of poetic lie-sense)

by Douglas Hofstadter and Glen Worthey

Previously unpublished.

Naturally, the topics covered go somewhat beyond this very Web site....


Analogy as the Core of Cognition

by Douglas Hofstadter

Previously published, reproduced here in full, by kind permission of the MIT Press.

Obviously not the same thing as Hofstadter’s homonymously-named Stanford Presidential Lecture — but obviously closely related. Includes previously unpublished cartoon-illustrations by the author.


Image Gallery

Includes a few reproductions of Hofstadter’s “cognitive” visual art, as well as some additional cover art from his books and a few other random images.


Hofstadterian Einsteiniana

Includes a few surprising Einstein-related items from Hofstadter, both published and previously unpublished.


A Personal Pot-pourri of Hofstadteriana

by Glen Worthey

A personal essay on reading Hofstadter.


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