Insomniac Dreams

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400888964
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Nabokov's dream diary, published for the first time—and placed in biographical and literary context On October 14, 1964, Vladimir Nabokov, a lifelong insomniac, began a curious experiment. Over the next eighty days, immediately upon waking, he wrote down his dreams, following the instructions he found in An Experiment with Time by the British philosopher John Dunne. The purpose was to test the theory that time may go in reverse, so that, paradoxically, a later event may generate an earlier dream. The result—published here for the first time—is a fascinating diary in which Nabokov recorded sixty-four dreams (and subsequent daytime episodes) on 118 index cards, which afford a rare glimpse of the artist at his most private. More than an odd biographical footnote, the experiment grew out of Nabokov’s passionate interest in the mystery of time, which influenced many of his novels, including the late masterpiece Ada. Insomniac Dreams, edited by leading Nabokov authority Gennady Barabtarlo, presents the text of Nabokov’s dream experiment, illustrated with a selection of his original index cards, and provides rich annotations and analysis that put them in the context of his life and writings. The book also includes previously unpublished records of Nabokov’s dreams from his letters and notebooks and shows important connections between his fiction and private writings on dreams and time.

An Insomniac S Dream

Author: Kelly Moran
Editor: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 9781413773446
Size: 11,79 MB
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Kelly Moran's collection of poetry addresses topics that range from love and dreams to despair and grief. Her sonnets grab your attention and move you any way you look at it. Her eclectic blend of short stories are both heart stopping and intriguing. They delve into the unknown and, whether you are superstitious or not, make you think. This book is the perfect blend for souls who love a good story and are willing to keep an open mind. At times the gut-wrenching verses draw you to tears while the short stories have an inexplicable way of making the tiny hairs on the back of your neck stand up at attention, and give you an urgent need to look behind you.

Why We Dream

Author: Alice Robb
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 150983625X
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We all dream, and 98 per cent of us can recall our dreams the next morning. Even in today’s modern age, it is human nature to wonder what they mean. Now, groundbreaking science is putting dreams at the forefront of new research into sleep, memory, the concept of self and human socialization. Once a subject of the New Age and spiritualism, the science of dreams is revealed to have a crucial role in the biology and neuroscience of our waking lives. In Why We Dream, Alice Robb, a leading American science journalist, will take readers on a journey to uncover why we dream, why dreaming matters, and how we can improve our dream life – and why we should. Through her encounters with scientists at the cutting edge of dream research, she reveals how: - Dreams can be powerful tools to help us process the pain of a relationship break-up, the grief of losing a loved one and the trauma after a dramatic event - Nightmares may be our body’s warning system for physical and mental illness (including cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s) - Athletes can improve their performance by dreaming about competing - Drug addicts who dream about drug-taking can dramatically speed up their recovery from addiction. Robb also uncovers the fascinating science behind lucid dreaming – when we enter a dream state with control over our actions, creating a limitless playground for our fantasies. And as one of only 10 per cent of people with the ability to lucid-dream, she is uniquely placed to teach us how to do it ourselves. With incredible new discoveries and stunning science, Why We Dream will give you dramatic insight into yourself and your body. You’ll never think of dreams in the same way again.

Beckett Deleuze And The Televisual Event

Author: Colin Gardner
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137014350
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An expressive dialogue between Gilles Deleuze's philosophical writings on cinema and Samuel Beckett's innovative film and television work, the book explores the relationship between the birth of the event – itself a simultaneous invention and erasure - and Beckett's attempts to create an unrepresentable space within the interstices of language as a (W)hole. While focusing specifically on Film (1964), the television adaptations of dramatic works such as Play, Not I and What Where, as well as the made-for-TV productions of Eh Joe, …but the clouds…, Ghost Trio, Quad I & II and Nacht und Träume, this book is more than an exploration of Beckett's TV work through a specific Deleuzean filter. More importantly, it is also an opportunity to re-examine Deleuze's Cinema 1 and 2 – specifically the affect- and time-images – through Beckett's specific audio-visual "peephole." Given Beckett's obvious compatibility with Kafka and minor literature, this study contextualizes his television work in relation to Deleuze's writings on cinema as a whole, and by extension, the ontology and semiotics of film and televisual language.

Essays Critical And Clinical

Author: Gilles Deleuze
Editor: Verso
ISBN: 9780860916147
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Deleuze believed that philosophy cannot be undertaken independently of science and art. These essays testify to his long-term desire to dismantle the barriers between art and its adjacent domains.

A Well Written Body

Author: Karlo Mila
Editor: Huia Publishers
ISBN: 9781869693213
Size: 20,61 MB
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The second collection of poetry by award-winning poet Karlo Mila, accompanied by paintings by Delicia Sampero. The poetry and art focuses on issues (identity, belonging, birth, being a mother, wife and lover) that resonate for both women. The poetry and the artwork were created together, with each artist influencing the other.

Insomnia And Its Relation To Dreams

Author: Leonard Gilman
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Taking Charge

Author: Manuel Cruz
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441163727
Size: 20,29 MB
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The book deals with key ethico-political issues of modernity, that of responsibility and of the subject(s) that can assume it. Today, new realities, from global political issues to economic crises and lack of confidence in governments, show that there is no authority, institution, or public organism capable of "taking charge." In fact, people find themselves less responsible than ever before. Available for the first time in English, this text by one of the leading European intellectuals explores why we need to return to a full personal responsibility. This entails a revisiting of such concepts as personal identity, tolerance, and action -all essential components of responsibility. Featuring a preface by Gianni Vattimo, the book not only analyzes the problem of responsibility from various perspectives (including Nietzsche, Weber, Arendt, Sartre), but also confronts today's realities and challenges. As Cruz puts it, "Until now, men attempted to describe the world; the moment has arrived for them to take it on."

Dreams Of An Insomniac

Author: Irena Klepfisz
ISBN: 9780933377080
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In a framework that is Jewish, lesbian, feminist and class-conscious, Klepfisz speaks out against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, anti-Semitism and homophobia, compulsory motherhood, and the commercialization of the Holocaust, and for the strengthening and preservation of secular Yiddish culture in the US and the joy of doing creative work. Some of the essays have been previously published. Published by The Eighth Mountain Press, 624 Southeast 29th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214-3026. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Environment And Planning

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International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.