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Author : Martin Harries
language : en
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Release Date : 2009-08-01
Download Forgetting Lot S Wife written by Martin Harries and has been published by Fordham Univ Press this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2009-08-01 with Medical categories.
Can looking at disaster and mass death destroy us? Forgetting Lot's Wife provides a theory and a fragmentary history of destructive spectatorship in the twentieth century. Its subject is the notion that the sight of historical catastrophe can destroy the spectator. The fragments of this history all lead back to the story of Lot's wife: looking back at the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, she turns into a pillar of salt. This biblical story of punishment and transformation, a nexus of sexuality, sight, and cities, becomes the template for the modern fear that looking back at disaster might petrify the spectator. Although rarely articulated directly,this idea remains powerful in our culture. This book traces some of its aesthetic, theoretical, and ethical consequences. Harries traces the figure of Lot's wife across media. In extended engagements with examples from twentieth-century theater, film, and painting, he focuses on the theatrical theory of Antonin Artaud, a series of American films, and paintings by Anselm Kiefer. These examples all return to the story of Lot's wife as a way to think about modern predicaments of the spectator. On the one hand, the sometimes veiled figure of Lot's wife allows these artists to picture the desire to destroy the spectator; on the other, she stands as a sign of the potential danger to the spectator. These works, that is, enact critiques of the very desire that inspires them.The book closes with an extended meditation on September 11, criticizing the notion that we should have been destroyed by witnessing the events of that day.
Author : Jan Bremmer
language : en
Release Date : 2008-04-21
Download Greek Religion And Culture The Bible And The Ancient Near East written by Jan Bremmer and has been published by BRILL this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2008-04-21 with Religion categories.
This book greatly enhances our knowledge of the interrelationship of Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East by offering important analyses of Greek myths, divinities and terms like ‘magic’ and 'paradise', but also of the Greek contribution to the Christian notion of atonement.
Author : Alfred Clark
language : en
Release Date : 1896
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Author : Gil Anidjar
language : en
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date : 2014-05-06
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Blood, in Gil Anidjar's argument, maps the singular history of Christianity. A category for historical analysis, blood can be seen through its literal and metaphorical uses as determining, sometimes even defining, Western culture, politics, and social practices and their wide-ranging incarnations in nationalism, capitalism, and law. Engaging with a variety of sources, Anidjar explores the presence and the absence, the making and unmaking of blood in philosophy and medicine, law and literature, and economic and political thought, from ancient Greece to medieval Spain, from the Bible to Shakespeare and Melville. The prevalence of blood in the social, juridical, and political organization of the modern West signals that we do not live in a secular age into which religion could return. Flowing across multiple boundaries, infusing them with violent precepts that we must address, blood undoes the presumed oppositions between religion and politics, economy and theology, and kinship and race. It demonstrates that what we think of as modern is in fact imbued with Christianity. Christianity, Blood fiercely argues, must be reconsidered beyond the boundaries of religion alone.
Author : Jill Price
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2008-12-09
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Jill Price has the first diagnosed case of a memory condition called "hyperthymestic syndrome" -- the continuous, automatic, autobiographical recall of every day of her life since she was fourteen. Give her any date from that year on, and she can almost instantly tell you what day of the week it was, what she did on that day, and any major world event or cultural happening that took place, as long as she heard about it that day. Her memories are like scenes from home movies, constantly playing in her head, backward and forward, through the years; not only does she make no effort to call her memories to mind, she cannot stop them. The Woman Who Can't Forgetis the beautifully written and moving story of Jill's quest to come to terms with her extraordinary memory, living with a condition that no one understood, including her, until the scientific team who studied her finally charted the extraordinary terrain of her abilities. As we learn of Jill's struggles first to realize how unusual her memory is and then to contend, as she grows up, with the unique challenges of not being able to forget -- remembering both the good times and the bad, the joyous and the devastating, in such vivid and insistent detail -- the way her memory works is contrasted to a wealth of discoveries about the workings of normal human memory and normal human forgetting. Intriguing light is shed on the vital role of what's called "motivated forgetting"; as well as theories about childhood amnesia, the loss of memory for the first two to three years of our lives; the emotional content of memories; and the way in which autobiographical memories are normally crafted into an ever-evolving and empowering life story.
Author : Chiori Miyagawa
language : en
Release Date : 2012-05-01
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AMERICA DREAMING is a collection of distinctive plays by playwright Chiori Miyagawa with an introduction by dramaurge Emily Morse that illuminates a unique theatrical vision of how America dreams itself anew.
Author : Elizabeth Lennox
language : en
Publisher: Elizabeth Lennox Books LLC (www.ElizabethLennox.com)
Release Date : 2015-09-18
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Married for six years, and still a virgin! Sasha had fallen in love with Damon at first sight, only to live for the next six years in almost complete isolation from him. She had tried desperately to turn herself into the perfect wife for his infrequent visits, but no more! She was through trying to become someone she wasn’t. And she was finished reading about his mistresses in the tabloids. She’d had enough! So why did her heart race when he walked through the door? And how did she end up in his bed? Damon Galanos had been forced to marry Sasha to retain ownership of his ancestral home, but he never intending to stay married to the innocent girl. However, after destroying her grandfather for his blackmail, Damon found that he couldn’t get Sasha out of his mind. So he returned to his “wife”, realizing she had become a beautiful woman – one he planned to explore further. Imagine his surprise when his docile wife demanded a divorce!