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Uncanny valley : adventures in the narrative

Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, 2011.
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Shuttling between cultural comedies and political tragedies, Lawrence Weschler's articles have throughout his long career intrigued readers with his unique insight into everything he examines, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Uncanny Valley continues the page-turning conversation as Weschler collects the best of his narrative nonfiction from the past fifteen years. The title piece surveys the hapless efforts  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weschler, Lawrence.
Uncanny Valley : Adventures in the Narrative.
New York : Counterpoint, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Weschler
ISBN: 9781582438412 1582438412
OCLC Number: 756484250
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Uncanny Valley; Four Easy Pieces; Three Improbable Yarns; Some Probes into the Terrain of Human Rights; Four Walkabouts; Five Further Adventures in the Narrative; Afterword: On Grace and Narrative and the Current State of the Uncanny Valley; Notes; Sources and Image Credits; Acknowledgments; About the Author.
Responsibility: Lawrence Weschler.

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Shuttling between cultural comedies and political tragedies, Lawrence Weschler's articles have throughout his long career intrigued readers with his unique insight into everything he examines, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Uncanny Valley continues the page-turning conversation as Weschler collects the best of his narrative nonfiction from the past fifteen years. The title piece surveys the hapless efforts of digital animators to fashion a credible human face, the endlessly elusive gold standard of the profession. Other highlights include profiles of novelist Mark Salzman, as he wrest.

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