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The Unreality Of Memory

Author : Elisa Gabbert
ISBN : 0374538344
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Terror, disaster, memory, selfhood, happiness . . . leave it to a poet to tackle the unthinkable so wisely and so wittily."* A literary guide to life in the pre-apocalypse, The Unreality of Memory collects profound and prophetic essays on the Internet age’s media-saturated disaster coverage and our addiction to viewing and discussing the world’s ills. We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase “Did you see?” The feeling that we’re living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten—and each new catastrophe distracts us from the last. The Unreality of Memory collects provocative, searching essays on disaster culture, climate anxiety, and our mounting collective sense of doom. In this new collection, acclaimed poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert explores our obsessions with disasters past and future, from the sinking of the Titanic to Chernobyl, from witch hunts to the plague. These deeply researched, prophetic meditations question how the world will end—if indeed it will—and why we can’t stop fantasizing about it. Can we avoid repeating history? Can we understand our moment from inside the moment? With The Unreality of Memory, Gabbert offers a hauntingly perceptive analysis of our new ways of being and a means of reconciling ourselves to this unreal new world. "A work of sheer brilliance, beauty and bravery.” *—Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less

The Unreality Of Memory

Author : Elisa Gabbert
ISBN : 9781838950637
Genre : Science
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'A work of sheer brilliance, beauty and bravery' Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less 'Masterly... Her essays have a clarity and prescience that imply a sort of distant, retrospective view, like postcards sent from the near future' New York Times We stare at our phones. We keep multiple tabs open. Our chats and conversations are full of the phrase "Did you see?" The feeling that we're living in the worst of times seems to be intensifying, alongside a desire to know precisely how bad things have gotten. Poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's The Unreality of Memory consists of a series of lyrical and deeply researched meditations on what our culture of catastrophe has done to public discourse and our own inner lives. In these tender and prophetic essays, she focuses in on our daily preoccupation and favorite pasttime: desperate distraction from disaster by way of a desperate obsession with the disastrous. Moving from public trauma to personal tragedy, from the Titanic and Chernobyl to illness and loss, The Unreality of Memory alternately rips away the facade of our fascination with destruction and gently identifies itself with the age of rubbernecking. A balm, not a burr, Gabbert's essays are a hauntingly perceptive analysis of the anxiety intrinsic in our new, digital ways of being, and also a means of reconciling ourselves to this new world. 'One of those joyful books that send you to your notebook every page or so, desperate not to lose either the thought the author has deftly placed in your mind or the title of a work she has now compelled you to read.' Paris Review

The Unreality Of Memory

Author : Elisa Gabbert
ISBN : 1838950621
Genre : Nature
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The Unreal Universe

Author : Manoj Thulasidas
ISBN : 9789810575946
Genre : Physics
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"In this immensely thought-provoking book, Thulasidas explores our notions of space and time and shows how our sense of reality rests on uncertain supports. Space is unreal the same way sound and smell are unreal, and time is no more real than mathematics. In a space created by the brain out of the light falling on our retinas (for the Hubble telescope), is it a surprise that nothing can travel faster than light? Generated by our sensory perception and fabricated by our cognitive process, the space-time continuum is the arena of physics. Looking at reality as a cognitive model of perception, Thulasidas sheds new light on spiritual philosophies, both Western and Eastern. Exploring the overlaps among the sciences and philosophies with impressive surety and clarity, The Unreal Universe looks set to revolutionize the way we think of reality and understand both modern physics and ancient spiritual writings"--Back cover

The Unreality Of Time

Author : John McTaggart Ellis McTaggart
ISBN : EAN:8596547021797
Genre : Nature
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The Unreality of Time is a philosophical work by the idealist J. M. E. McTaggart. This work is a phenomenological study of the appearance of time and it's effects in scientific thinking.

The Unreal And The Real

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 9781481475983
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short stories by the legendary and iconic Ursula K. Le Guin—selected with an introduction by the author, and combined in one volume for the first time. The Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K. Le Guin’s best short stories. She has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but this is the first short story volume combining a full range of her work. Stories include: -Brothers and Sisters -A Week in the Country -Unlocking the Air -Imaginary Countries -The Diary of the Rose -Direction of the Road -The White Donkey -Gwilan’s Harp -May’s Lion -Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight -Horse Camp -The Water Is Wide -The Lost Children -Texts -Sleepwalkers -Hand, Cup, Shell -Ether, Or -Half Past Four -The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas -Semely’s Necklace -Nine Lives -Mazes -The First Contact with the Gorgonids -The Shobies’ Story -Betrayals -The Matter of Seggri -Solitude -The Wild Girls -The Flyers of Gy -The Silence of the Asonu -The Ascent of the North Face -The Author of the Acacia Seeds -The Wife’s Story -The Rule of Names -Small Change -The Poacher -Sur -She Unnames Them -The Jar of Water

Into The Unreal

Author : Carly Stevens
ISBN : 9781950041084
Genre : Fiction
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Young and powerful, they finally have the chance to make peace... or war. Firian Kess, now Head of the Tanyuin Academy, sets his sights on winning over the girl he once took hostage: Kiria Arioc, Keeper of the Western Kingdom. But power always takes its toll. Firian’s better impulses wage a losing war against his desire for control. Longing for more power, he uncovers a deadly ability in the Unreal that jeopardizes his alliances and his humanity. Facing manipulation at home and war abroad, Kiria’s bold choice to work with the Tanyu, their former enemies, makes her a political target even as she fights her growing feelings for the handsome but selfish Firian. With violent enemies threatening both their reigns, they struggle to maintain the fragile peace they find with each other. Despite their efforts, darkness threatens to consume them, putting everyone they care about in mortal danger. Dark and surprising, this sequel asks how far you can go before you become the very monster you’re fighting.

March Of The Unreal

Author : Nolan Dannels
ISBN : 9781257509461
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of poetry by Nolan Sahand Dannels, searching through imagination through imagery and ethereal phrasing.

A Rhetoric Of The Unreal

Author : Christine Brooke-Rose
ISBN : 0521225612
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This 1981 book is a study of wide range of fiction, from short stories to tales of horror, from fairy-tales and romances to science fiction, to which the rather loose term 'fantastic' has been applied. Cutting across this wide field, Professor Brooke-Rose examines in a clear and precise way the essential differences between these types of narrative against the background of realistic fiction. In doing so, she employs many of the methods of modern literary theory from Russian formalism to structuralism, while at the same time bringing to these approaches a sharp critical intuition and sound common sense of her own. The range of texts considered is broad: from Poe and James to Tolkien; from Flann O'Brien to the American postmodernism. This book should prove a source of stimulation to all teachers and students of modern literary theory and genre, as well as those interested in 'fantastic' literature.

Sex And The Unreal City

Author : Anthony Esolen
ISBN : 9781621643067
Genre : Religion
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Unreal City: a cartoon megalopolis where towers are built of cotton candy, facts scatter like pixie dust, and the truth is whatever you feel it to be. And it's no fantasy. It's where we live. "We dwell in Unreal City. We believe in un-being." With saber-like wit, poet and professor Anthony Esolen leads readers on a tour through the ruins of their own Western world—through king-size bookstores, manicured college campuses, strobe-lit choir lofts, mechanized farms, divorce courts, drag-queen libraries, and beyond. This hilarious guide to a culture gone mad with sex and self-care minces no words and spares no egos. We the people of Unreal City are no better, and certainly no smarter, than our fathers. But fear not. Sex and the Unreal City insists there's no need to settle down in the ninth circle of unreality. Esolen lights a torch and heads up the well-trod path back to our cleaner, kinder, truer homeland: Earth. Along the way, the author sings the songs of masters long forgotten—Shakespeare, Dante, Milton, the Evangelists—and asks us to join in.

The Reality Of The Unreal

Author : Judit Borbély
ISBN : 963058199X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In the nineteenth century the great cities underwent the most conspicuous transformation. The beauties and the dark side of urban existence soon came to be one of the central issues in contemporary literature and art. In The Reality of the Unreal, the works of four great English writers of the time are analyzed, with the focus on their representation of the city. Through the concrete image of London and Paris around the turn of the century as well as through the metaphorical role of the city as a concept, this booka new volume in the Philosophiae Doctores seriesprovides differing views about the age, as seen by H. G. Wells, George Gissing, Joseph Conrad, and Henry James. The books analysis arrives at the complex image of civilization at the end of the nineteenth century.

The Unreal And The Real Volume 1

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 9781473202849
Genre : Fiction
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'Le Guin's storytelling is sharp, magisterial, funny, thought-provoking and exciting, exhibiting all that science fiction can be' EMPIRE The Unreal and the Real is a two-volume collection of stories, selected by Ursula Le Guin herself, and spans the spectrum of fiction from realism through magical realism, satire, science fiction, surrealism and fantasy. Volume One, WHERE ON EARTH, focuses on Le Guin's interest in realism and magical realism and includes 18 of her satirical, political and experimental earthbound stories. Highlights include WORLD FANTASY and HUGO AWARD-winner 'Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight', the rarely reprinted satirical short, 'The Lost Children', JUPITER AWARD-winner, 'The Diary of the Rose' and the title story of her PULITZER PRIZE finalist collection 'Unlocking the Air'.

The Unreal And The Real Selected Stories Volume One

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 9781618730367
Genre : Fiction
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Praise for Ursula K. Le Guin's short story collections: "It is the author's more serious work that displays her talents best. . . . [A] classy and valuable collection."—Publishers Weekly "A master of the craft."—Neil Gaiman The Unreal and the Real is a two-volume selection of Ursula K. Le Guin's best stories. It is a much-anticipated event and there is no doubt it will delight, amuse, and provoke. Where on Earth explores Le Guin's satirical, risky, political, and experimental earthbound stories. Ursula K. Le Guin has received the PEN–Malamud and National Book Awards, among others. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

The Unreal And The Real Volume 2

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 9781473202870
Genre : Fiction
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'She is unique. She is legend' THE TIMES 'Le Guin is a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller with the humor and the force of a Twain' BOSTON GLOBE 'Her stories will pass into legend, to touch many generations to come' GUARDIAN THE UNREAL AND THE REAL is a two-volume collection of stories, selected by Ursula Le Guin herself, and spans the spectrum of fiction from realism through magical realism, satire, science fiction, surrealism and fantasy. Volume Two, OUTER SPACE, INNER LANDS, showcases Le Guin's acclaimed stories of the fantastic, originally appearing in publications as varied as AMAZING STORIES, PLAYBOY, the NEW YORKER and OMNI, and contains 20 stories, including modern classics such as the HUGO AWARD-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas', NEBULA-nominee 'Nine Lives'; JAMES TIPTREE, JR MEMORIAL AWARD-winner (and HUGO and NEBULA-nominee) 'The Matter of Seggri'; NEBULA AWARD-winner 'Solitude'; and the secret history 'Sur', which was nominated for the HUGO AWARD and included in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES.

The Unreal Life Of Sergey Nabokov

Author : Paul Russell
ISBN : 9781573447324
Genre : Fiction
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In his novel based on the extraordinary life of the brother of Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Russell re-creates the rich and changing world in which Sergey, his family and friends lived; from wealth and position in pre-revolutionary Russia to the halls of Cambridge University and the Parisian salon of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. But it is the honesty and vulnerability of Sergey, our young gay narrator, that hook the reader: his stuttering childhood in the shadow of his brilliant brother, his opium-fueled evenings with Cocteau, his troubled love life on the margins of the Ballets Russes and its legendary cast, and his isolation in war-torn Berlin. A meticulously researched novel, featuring an extraordinary cast of characters (including Picasso, Diaghilev, Stravinsky, Magnus Hirschfield, and of course the master himself, Vladimir Nabokov), this is ultimately the story of a beautiful and vulnerable boy growing into an enlightened and courageous man.

Family Man The Unreal Story Of Charles Manson S Right Hand Man

Author : Chuck W. Chapman
ISBN : 9781946874283
Genre : Fiction
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Having lost his girlfriend to a college quarterback, and his best friend to the war in Vietnam, Billy “Shep” Shepherd left his home in rural South Carolina to experience the Summer of Love in California in 1967. He was looking to find himself. Instead, he found Charles Manson. In less than 2 1/2 years, Shep goes from being a naive teenager to partying with the Beach Boys and The Doors and sitting by the pool with Candice Bergen and Sharon Tate. Along the way, he becomes a member of the “Manson Family,” and Charles Manson’s most trusted confidant. A story of the sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll of the sixties that evolves into a story of love and friendship then madness and murder, Family Man will make you laugh, cry, and re-write the history of everything you think you know about the Manson murders.

The Door Of The Unreal

Author : Gerald Biss
ISBN : NYPL:33433074939996
Genre : Werewolves
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Dickens And The Unreal City

Author : K. Smith
ISBN : 9780230583252
Genre : Fiction
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Dickens's London often acts as a complex symbol, composed of numerous sub-symbols, such as crowd, river, railway networks and police systems. This book is particularly interested in how Dickens's treatment of the city allows him to re-examine traditional Christian discourses on the issues of revelation, renunciation and regeneration.

The Unreal Life Of Oscar Zariski

Author : Carol Parikh
ISBN : 9781483265728
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Unreal Life of Oscar Zariski records the life of Oscar Zariski that is based upon Carol Parikh's interviews with his family, colleagues, students, and his own memories from tape-recorded interviews conducted before his death in 1986. This book describes Oscar Zariski's work in mathematics that perpetually altered the foundations of algebraic geometry. The powerful tools he forged from the ideas of algebra allowed him to penetrate classical problems with a clarity and depth that brought a rigor to the way algebraic geometers carry out proofs. The strength of his work was matched by his forcefulness as a teacher, and the students he trained at Johns Hopkins and later at Harvard have made essential contributions to many areas of mathematics. This publication is beneficial to students and researchers interested in Oscar Zariski’s life and work in mathematics.

From The Unreal To The Real

Author : Swami Bhashyananda
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Swami Bhashyananda has explained different aspects of Vedanta philosophy in this book with appropriate quotations from the Upanishads and Gita and has brought home to us the significance of this great philosophy in the context of the present edition in the world. From the standpoint of this book will serve a very useful purpose by making readers aware of their duty to themselves and the world as a whole.

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