The Known World

THE KNOWN WORLD Every epoch not only dreams the next one, but also, in dreaming, strives towards its awakening. It carries its own end within itself and unfolds it with artifice . . . — wa LTE R B E N JAMIN, “Paris, Capital of the ...

The Known World

Turning bare description into a luxuriance, The Known World looks at the complex relationship of past and present, creating energetic juxtaposition between different historic periods to envision life at the end of our own century. Don Bogen calls the work an archeology, and uses details f life in past eras as a way of penetrating the surfaces of history. In his account, everything known is both encumbered with and defined by the past. Short poems in this collection cohere around the long title poem, which explores the nineteenth century through more than thirty sections in different voices and styles, including lists, mock letters, brief narratives, and lyric passages. The result is lively and illuminating.

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The Known World
Language: en
Pages: 79
Authors: Don Bogen
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-01 - Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Turning bare description into a luxuriance, The Known World looks at the complex relationship of past and present, creating energetic juxtaposition between different historic periods to envision life at the end of our own century. Don Bogen calls the work an archeology, and uses details f life in past eras
Poems of the Known World
Language: en
Pages: 92
Authors: William Kistler
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Council Oak Books

A collection of poems explores the paradoxes of late twentieth-century life
The Known World of Broadcast News
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Stanley Baran, Roger Wallis
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-02 - Publisher: Routledge

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Autism and the Edges of the Known World
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Olga Bogdashina
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-15 - Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this intelligent and incisive book, Olga Bogdashina explores old and new theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both
A Map of the Known World
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Lisa Ann Sandell
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05 - Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Fourteen-year-old Cora is devastated by the death of her older brother and apprehensive about being a freshman in the same high school he attended, but finds unexpected solace in art.