Awakening To The Great Sleep War

Author: Gert Jonke
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 156478827X
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Awakening To The Great Sleep War from the Author: Gert Jonke. One of the loveliest riddles of Austrian literature is finally available in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the Great Sleep War, is an expedition through a world in constant nervous motion, where reality is rapidly frayingÑflags refuse to stick to their poles, lids sidle off of their pots, tram tracks shake their stops away like fleas, and books abandon libraries in droves. Our cicerone on this journey through the possible (and impossible) is an "acoustical decorator" by the name of BurgmŸllerÑa poetical gentleman, the lover of three women, able to communicate with birds, and at least as philosophically minded as his author: "Everything has suddenly become so transparent that one can't see through anything anymore." This enormously comicÑand equally melancholicÑtale is perhaps Jonke's masterwork.


Author: Daniela Cascella
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782798161
Size: 79.63 MB
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F M R L from the Author: Daniela Cascella. Listening into writing, reading into writing take shape in F.M.R.L. through a collection of short texts, fragments and ‘deranged essays’, with attention to pacing and linguistic derives. An archive of books, notebooks, events and records prompts the texts in these pages, responding to encounters with Michel Leiris’s autobiographical fictions; concerts and events at CafĂ© Oto and the Swedenborg House in London; visits to museums such as the Pitt Rivers in Oxford and exhibitions such as Ice Age Art at the British Museum, among the others. F.M.R.L. is a book constructed across sonic patterns, assonance, repetitions, comprising texts that intermittently drift from sense to sound and to nonsense and back. A flip from the immateriality of sound to the sounds of letters and words as material, a call from reading to voicing.

The Distant Sound

Author: Gert Jonke
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 1564785262
Size: 24.16 MB
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The Distant Sound from the Author: Gert Jonke. A composer who has already given up composing--because of his inability to notate the music of the spheres!--the man becomes increasingly fixated on capturing a mysterious, eerie, distant sound, which he soon equates with all the things he desires most: the perfect woman, the perfect city, the perfect work of art. Obsessed with his impossible quest, the man breaks out of the asylum and begins a series of comic, dreamlike, and ultimately haunting adventures as he tries to locate the source of the sound that consumes him . . . and instead finds the root cause of all his failures.

Sleep And Aging

Author: Kevin Morgan
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
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Sleep And Aging from the Author: Kevin Morgan.

The Great War And Medieval Memory

Author: Stefan Goebel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521854156
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The Great War And Medieval Memory from the Author: Stefan Goebel. A genuinely comparative study of the cultural impact of the Great War on British and German societies in the first half of the twentieth century. Taking public commemorations as its focus, this book unravels the British and German search for historical continuity and meaning in the shadow of an unprecedented human catastrophe. In both countries, the survivors of the Great War pictured the conflict as the 'Last Crusade' and sought consolation in imagery that connected the soldiers of the age of total war with the knights of the Middle Ages. Stefan Goebel shows that medievalism as a mode of war commemoration transcended national and cultural boundaries. This is an invaluable contribution to the burgeoning study of cultural memory and collective remembrance which will appeal to researchers and students in the history of the First World War, social and cultural history of warfare and medieval studies.