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A history of clouds : 99 meditations

Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger; Martin Chalmers; Esther Kinsky
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2010.
Series: German list.
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"Then again they hang low above us, heavy, for week and we sit and ponder in then shadow, that, shot with grey, casts no shadow, unhappy, until at last the sleepy blanket parts, a warm wind blows, all of a sudden the air is full of electric spirits, and we rush out of our houses, prancing in the reeling brightness of our dealings, while up there the artists of the sky, at last awake after long apathy, deliver their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Magnus Enzensberger; Martin Chalmers; Esther Kinsky
ISBN: 9781906497453 1906497451
OCLC Number: 457149224
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: 137 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I --
Remembering the Poignant Moment --
Sins of Omission --
Invariably --
Division of Labour --
Lost --
Genetics --
Underground Station Wittenbergplatz --
After-Dinner Speech at an Engagement --
Obscure Camera --
My Wife's Merits --
Nude Shot --
Temperatures --
In Semi-Darkness --
Surfaces --
Thunderstorm in Winter --
Surprises --
Profane Revelation --
Thirst --
To the Spoilsport --
II --
The Way Out --
Before Techno and After --
For Max Sebald --
The Copy --
Low Notes in Liepaja --
A Cosy Evening --
One Day --
Sans-papier. Boulevard de Port-Royal, March 1999 --
Peace Talks --
Motivational Research --
Poem in Parentheses --
Child Soliders --
Interference --
The Energy Field of the Dead --
Stars --
III --
Malfunction --
Further Cause for Complaint --
All Kinds of Grievances --
Astronomical Sunday Sermon --
Little Theodicy --
Ever Briefer Conversations --
Concerning the Question What is More Blessed --
At Times --
Spectators --
So Much for Good International Relations --
Lovely Days in Xinjiang --
Pakse --
Better Prospects --
A Little Swan Song to Mobility --
Power of the Keys --
IV --
Also One Half of Life --
The Party --
Pet --
Voices --
The Buttons --
The Instruments --
An Earth-Coloured Ditty --
Fish Knives and Ideas --
19 Berggasse --
Will and Representation --
A Pity --
Tripp's Cabinet of Curiosities --
Words Fail Me --
The Words, the Words --
Parliamentary --
The Autobiographer --
Little Night Music on a Hotel Toilet --
Interim Report --
Superfluous Elegy --
A Small Contribution Towards Reduction --
V --
Final Remarks on Certainty --
It Might Escape Some Souls --
Swans --
Credit --
The Advantages of the Finite --
Theory of Names --
Gaps in Our Knowledge --
Problems Falling Asleep --
Orders of Magnitude --
Take Note, Bishop Berkeley --
Questions for the Cosmologists --
Augurs --
If You Believe It --
Astrolabe --
Chemistry of Transparence --
Lead --
Climate Machine --
Atomic Weight 12.011 --
VI --
A History of Clouds.
Series Title: German list.
Other Titles: Geschichte der Wolken.
Responsibility: Hans Magnus Enzensberger ; translated by Martin Chalmers and Esther Kinsky.

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Celebrates the tenacity of the normal and routine in everyday life, where the survival of the objects we use without thinking - a pair of scissors, perhaps - is both a small, human victory and a  Read more...

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