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Writing on air

Author: David Rothenberg; Wandee J Pryor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
Series: Terra nova book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For centuries, humans have tried to master air. Sea captains rein it in with their sails, and pilots cut through it with their wings. We have machines to pump air into our lungs and computers to anticipate the movement of the winds. Air pervades everything we do and gives us life, yet it is impossible to capture. We can only evoke it through images, impressions, and feelings. This book offers a collage of such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Anthologies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Rothenberg; Wandee J Pryor
ISBN: 0262182300 9780262182300 0262681595 9780262681599
OCLC Number: 50906082
Notes: "A Terra nova book."
Description: xiv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The sphere of the sky. The psychedelics of pollution / Harold Fromm --
To build an imperfect cloud / David Rothenberg --
The birds keep their secrets / Howard Mansfield --
Lenticular clouds / Harold Humes --
Of aerial plankton and Aeolian zones / David Lukas --
The Bering bridge / Roald Hoffmann --
Aerial imagination : the character of air in the spaces of Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto / Sarah Menin --
What is seen from the air / Virgil Suárez --
Extinct songbirds of Maine / Stephen Petroff. Ineffable air. Inebriate of air / John Olson --
Clouding / John P. O'Grady --
From Oxygen / Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann --
The subtle humour / Bruce F. Murphy --
Song of the andoumboulou: / Nathaniel Mackey --
The mystery of the hills / Franck André Jamme --
From Of walking in ice / Werner Herzog --
Thin air on Mt. Audubon / Andrew Schelling --
From The substance of forgetting / Kristjana Gunnars. Taking it in, letting it out. Notes on emphysema / Hayden Carruth --
The laugh / David Applebaum --
Breath, air, voice / Andrea Olsen --
Acolyte / Steve Miles --
A breath of memory / paulo da costa --
Aria / C.L. Rawlins --
The atomic nature of ma / Lori Anderson --
Surveillance / Edie Meidav. Blow, winds and crack your cheeks!. Divide winds charge ultimate price / Reg Saner --
There is no freedom spring air / Tõnu Õnnepalu --
Holy wind before emergence / James Kale McNeley --
The Aeolian harp : an allegorical dream / F.H. Dalberg --
Wind, play with me : the mysterious Aeolian harp / David Rothenberg --
The fallacy of safe space / David Keller --
Wind and breath / D.L. Pughe.
Series Title: Terra nova book.
Responsibility: edited by David Rothenberg and Wandee J. Pryor.

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"For centuries, humans have tried to master air. Sea captains rein it in with their sails, and pilots cut through it with their wings. We have machines to pump air into our lungs and computers to anticipate the movement of the winds. Air pervades everything we do and gives us life, yet it is impossible to capture. We can only evoke it through images, impressions, and feelings. This book offers a collage of such evocations expressed through prose, poetry, photography, and drawings"--Bookjacket.

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