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Toy medium : materialism and modern lyric

Author: Daniel Tiffany
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A meditation on one of Western philosophy's biggest puzzles: the relation of mind and matter. What is the role of imagination in defining material substance? In a study of the poetics of materialist  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Tiffany
ISBN: 0520219201 9780520219205 0520219228 9780520219229
OCLC Number: 40838794
Description: x, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Materia Poetica --
1. Poetics and Materialism. Lyric Substance. The Icon Weeps. Critical Mass --
2. The Natural Philosophy of Toys. Dolls and Divination. Philosophical Toys --
3. The Lyric Automation --
4. Meteoric Bodies. Kepler's Starlet. Mister Thunder. Animal Magnetism. Weather Underground --
5. The Material Abyss. Dust to Dust. Epicurean Marx. Snare Pictures. Angels and Animalcula --
6. Radiant Species. The Physics of Aphrodite. Half-Lives and One-and-a-Half Lives. Fairyflake --
7. Ephemera. Paradoxology. Wild Kingdom.
Responsibility: Daniel Tiffany.
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Included in the "Los Angeles Times Book Review's "Best Nonfiction of 2000."

 
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