Buffed up to a metallic shine; loose fitting, lopsided, or kludgy; getting in the way or getting lost; collapsing in an explosion of dust caught on the warehouse CCTV. Modern things are going their own ways, and this book attempts to follow them. A course of thought about their comings and goings and cascading side effects, The Way Things Go offers a thesis demonstrated via a century-long countdown of stuff. Modernist critical theory and aesthetic method, it argues, are bound up with the inhuman fate of things as novelty becoming waste. Things are seldom at rest. Far more often they are going their own ways, entering and exiting our zones of attention, interest, and affection. Aaron Jaffe is concerned less with a humanist story of such things—offering anthropomorphizing narratives about recouping the items we use—as he is with the seemingly inscrutable, inhuman capacities of things for coarticulation and coherence. He examines the tension between this inscrutability on the one hand, and the ways things seem ready-made for understanding on the other hand, by means of exposition, thing-and-word-play, conceptual art, essayism, autopoesis, and prop comedy. Among other novelties and detritus, The Way Things Go delves into books, can openers, roller skates, fat, felt, soap, joy buzzers, hobbyhorses, felt erasers, sleds, magic rabbits, and urinals. But it stands apart from the recent flood of thing-talk, rebuking the romantic tendencies caught up in the pathetic nature of debris defining the conversation. Jaffe demonstrates that literary criticism is the one mode of analysis that can unpack the many things that, at first glance, seem so nonliterary.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
THE STORY: The play is about fear and negation. Ruby is its hero, Sigfrid and Grandpa its conscience, Clarence and Lakme its victims. It is also a play about choice: the choice of evil, which is a constant, over chaos, which is not necessarily a go
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: DIANE Publishing
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers the full text of the article entitled "Fighting Phobias, the Things That Go Bump in the Mind," written by Lynne L. Hall that appeared in the March 1997 issue of the "FDA Consumer Magazine." Hall discusses the three defined types of phobias
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-11 - Publisher: Scott Marmorstein
Despite it being 2015, Jack is stuck in the '80s. He takes pride in being an analog kind of a guy, not because he's trying to make some hip 'retro' statement, but because he doesn't trust Tech and doesn't need things like computers or cell phones. A small world is
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-21 - Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Kids who are fascinated by fast-moving vehicles will be thrilled by these fun-filled, easy-to-color illustrations. Thirty images depict cars, dump and tow trucks, a double-decker bus, trains, and flying machines.