Mirror Madness

A lot of women avoid the mirror totally; those who do look might scrutinize, yet all the same fail to see themselves objectively. Most of us see only afflictive flaws in keen detail. Other people still see the fat and flaws that used to ...

Author: RD king

Publisher: 大賢者外語


Category: Self-Help


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A lot of women avoid the mirror totally; those who do look might scrutinize, yet all the same fail to see themselves objectively. Most of us see only afflictive flaws in keen detail. Other people still see the fat and flaws that used to be there in the adolescent years, even if they're no longer there. This needs to change. This ebook will show you exactly what what you need to do to get your body image under control! Inside you will learn: Body image basics Learn to love yourself Get involved in a sport you love Stop comparing yourself to others Wear the right clothes And so much more!

Mad for Foucault

from Freud to Diderot occurs across the fold that separates parts 2 and 3 of Madness. ... us into lingering inside the static, timeless fold of representation, a discursive gallery of mirrors where events are captured and endlessly ...

Author: Lynne Huffer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231149198

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 374

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Contemporary critiques of sexuality have their origins in the work of Michel Foucault. While Foucault's seminal arguments helped to establish the foundations of queer theory and greatly advance feminist critique, Lynne Huffer argues that our interpretation of the theorist's powerful ideas remains flawed.

Mirror Mirror

The lover, gazing into the eyes of his beloved, sees them as two crystalline mirrors in a garden fountain. Yet her mirror-eye is also dangerous. “Out of this mirror a new madness comes upon men: Here hearts are changed; intelligence and ...

Author: Mark Pendergrast

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786729906

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Of all human inventions, the mirror is perhaps the one most closely connected to our own consciousness. As our first technology for contemplation of the self, the mirror is arguably as important an invention as the wheel. Mirror Mirror is the fascinating story of the mirror's invention, refinement, and use in an astonishing range of human activities -- from the fantastic mirrored rooms that wealthy Romans created for their orgies to the mirror's key role in the use and understanding of light. Pendergrast spins tales of the 2,500year mystery of whether Archimedes and his "burning mirror" really set faraway Roman ships on fire; the medieval Venetian glassmakers, who perfected the technique of making large, flat mirrors from clear glass and for whom any attempt to leave their cloistered island was punishable by death; Isaac Newton, whose experiments with sunlight on mirrors once left him blinded for three days; the artist David Hockney, who holds controversial ideas about Renaissance artists and their use of optical devices; and George Ellery Hale, the manic-depressive astronomer and telescope enthusiast who inspired (and gave his name to) the twentieth century's largest ground-based telescope. Like mirrors themselves, Mirror Mirror is a book of endless wonder and fascination.

Mirrors of Destruction

But as we contemplate the Holocaust through the mirror of time, the seeming madness of the event makes it appear increasingly unreal; for in order to imagine ourselves into that world, we must cross over to a universe that inverted the ...

Author: Omer Bartov

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190281946

Category: History

Page: 312

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Mirrors of Destruction examines the relationship between total war, state-organized genocide, and the emergence of modern identity. Here, Omer Bartov demonstrates that in the twentieth century there have been intimate links between military conflict, mass murder of civilian populations, and the definition and categorization of groups and individuals. These connections were most clearly manifested in the Holocaust, as the Nazis attempted to exterminate European Jewry under cover of a brutal war and with the stated goal of creating a racially pure Aryan population and Germanic empire. The Holocaust, however, can only be understood within the context of the century's predilection for applying massive and systematic methods of destruction to resolve conflicts over identity. To provide the context for the "Final Solution," Bartov examines the changing relationships between Jews and non-Jews in France and Germany from the outbreak of World War I to the present. Rather than presenting a comprehensive history, or a narrative from a single perspective, Bartov views the past century through four interrelated prisms. He begins with an analysis of the glorification of war and violence, from its modern birth in the trenches of World War I to its horrifying culmination in the presentation of genocide by the SS as a glorious undertaking. He then examines the pacifist reaction in interwar France to show how it contributed to a climate of collaboration with dictatorship and mass murder. The book goes on to argue that much of the discourse on identity throughout the century has had to do with identifying and eliminating society's "elusive enemies" or "enemies from within." Bartov concludes with an investigation of modern apocalyptic visions, showing how they have both encouraged mass destructions and opened a way for the reconstruction of individual and collective identifies after a catastrophe. Written with verve, Mirrors of Destruction is rich in interpretations and theoretical tools and provides a new framework for understanding a central trait of modern history.

Towards a Poetics of Creative Writing

But, as we will see in some of the themes explored in the next chapters, those who settle permanently on the other side of the mirror risk madness. Just as subjectivity and creativity can be achieved by mediation through ...

Author: Dominique Hecq

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783093229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This book offers an in-depth study of the poetics of creative writing as a subject in the dramatically changing context of practice as research, taking into account the importance of the subjectivity of the writer as researcher. It explores creative writing and theory while offering critical antecedents, theoretical directions and creative interchanges. The book narrows the focus on psychoanalysis, particularly with regard to Lacan and creative practice, and demonstrates that creative writing is research in its own right. The poetics at stake neither denotes the study or the techniques of poetry, but rather the means by which writers formulate and discuss attitudes to their work.

Journal of American Studies

... meaning to spy out , to observe , and linked to the word speculum , meaning mirror or looking glass . ... E. Alford's " Mirrors of Madness : Paul Auster's " The New York Trilogy " " both attempt , with rather disappointing results ...



ISBN: UCAL:B4928606

Category: American literature

Page: 594

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Being Irrational

In the view of madness he elaborates in the theory of the mirror stage , Lacan is thus the intellectual heir to Pascal's epigram , " Men are so inevitably mad that not to be mad would be to give a mad twist to madness .

Author: 新宮一成

Publisher: Gakuju Shoin, Publishers Lt

ISBN: 4906502288

Category: Psychoanalysis

Page: 222

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Tragic Views of the Human Condition

Being caused by the gods, madness may also become Cassandra's or Dionysus' bacchic gift of prophecy. Madness is related to blackness, darkness, ... Tragic madness mirrors three of his aspects, Padel argues.71 First, his violence.

Author: Lourens Minnema

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441151049

Category: Religion

Page: 584

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Can tragic views of the human condition as known to Westerners through Greek and Shakespearean tragedy be identified outside European culture, in the Indian culture of Hindu epic drama? In what respects can the Mahabharata epic's and the Bhagavadgita's views of the human condition be called 'tragic' in the Greek and Shakespearean senses of the word? Tragic views of the human condition are primarily embedded in stories. Only afterwards are these views expounded in theories of tragedy and in philosophical anthropologies. Minnema identifies these embedded views of human nature by discussing the ways in which tragic stories raise a variety of anthropological issues-issues such as coping with evil, suffering, war, death, values, power, sacrifice, ritual, communication, gender, honour, injustice, knowledge, fate, freedom. Each chapter represents one cluster of tragic issues that are explored in terms of their particular (Greek, English, Indian) settings before being compared cross-culturally. In the end, the underlying question is: are Indian views of the human condition very different from Western views?

Manic Minds

Jean Baudrillard makes the argument that Foucault's History of Madness mirrors the history it describes. The text is a work of art that manages a relationship between unreason and reason, a literary masterpiece written with an ...

Author: Lisa M. Hermsen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813552033

Category: Medical

Page: 173

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From its first depictions in ancient medical literature to contemporary depictions in brain imaging, mania has been largely associated with its Greek roots, "to rage." Prior to the nineteenth century, "mania" was used interchangeably with "madness." Although its meanings shifted over time, the word remained layered with the type of madness first-century writers described: rage, fury, frenzy. Even now, the mental illness we know as bipolar disorder describes conditions of extreme irritability, inflated grandiosity, and excessive impulsivity. Spanning several centuries, Manic Minds traces the multiple ways in which the word "mania" has been used by popular, medical, and academic writers. It reveals why the rhetorical history of the word is key to appreciating descriptions and meanings of the "manic" episode." Lisa M. Hermsen examines the way medical professionals analyzed the manic condition during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and offers the first in-depth analysis of contemporary manic autobiographies: bipolar figures who have written from within the illness itself.

Fantasm and Fiction

First we encounter “ mirror and path ” combined : the road to the city of Aqua Vitae is protected by a labyrinth “ built from crystals ... The mirrors reflect each of your betrayals , magnify them and drive you into madness ” ( 113 ) .

Author: Peter Schwenger

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804734720

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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This book analyzes the complex relationship between the fantasmal experience and the material text, reading a wide range of works that treat explicitly what is implicit in reading. Also, drawing on artists' books, drawings by authors, and films such as Prospero's Books, the author illuminates the process of textual visualization.