They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.

Author: Catherynne Valente

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553906295

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In the Cities of Coin and Spice and In the Night Garden introduced readers to the unique and intoxicating imagination of Catherynne M. Valente. Now she weaves a lyrically erotic spell of a place where the grotesque and the beautiful reside and the passport to our most secret fantasies begins with a stranger’s kiss.… Between life and death, dreaming and waking, at the train stop beyond the end of the world is the city of Palimpsest. To get there is a miracle, a mystery, a gift, and a curse—a voyage permitted only to those who’ve always believed there’s another world than the one that meets the eye. Those fated to make the passage are marked forever by a map of that wondrous city tattooed on their flesh after a single orgasmic night. To this kingdom of ghost trains, lion-priests, living kanji, and cream-filled canals come four travelers: Oleg, a New York locksmith; the beekeeper November; Ludovico, a binder of rare books; and a young Japanese woman named Sei. They’ve each lost something important—a wife, a lover, a sister, a direction in life—and what they will find in Palimpsest is more than they could ever imagine.


Introduction George Bornstein A contemporary dictionary defines palimpsest as “ a written document , typically on vellum or parchment , that has been ...

Author: George Bornstein

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472103717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Distinguished scholars discuss editorial theory and how it is applied across the humanities

The Palimpsest

InsideLibrary of Congress THE PALIMPSEST ( ISSN 0031 - 0360 ) is published
quarterly by the State Historical Society of lowa . © 1995 State Historical Society
of Iowa . printed with sow - based ink on recycled paper THE STATE



ISBN: STANFORD:36105112953158

Category: Iowa


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All history was a palimpsest , scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary . George Orwell Written on the body is a secret code only ...

Author: Kathryn Koromilas

Publisher: Kathryn Koromilas

ISBN: 1921509686

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 222

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This is a book about high ideals and low obsessions, truth and identity, immigration, nationality and race; about what we believe and what happens when belief degenerates into fanaticism. When thirty-year-old philosopher Kally Palamas must unexpectedly leave Coober Pedy, Australia, to attend her estranged fathers funeral in Zelopolis, Greece, all she really wants is to escape her stagnant life and her inability to participate in academia after the death of her daughter. In Zelopolis, Kally begins receiving anonymous installments of The Akindyniad, an account of her fathers life, written by the mute and deformed son of a local shepherd. She discovers that her fathers noble ambition to become a philosopher has devolved into a dark, fanatic plan to restore the life and traditions of the ancient city of Zelopolis.


Title: Palimpsest. For years I've used this obscure word incorrectly. Worse, I've always mispronounced it, not sounding the second s.

Author: Gore Vidal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101667354

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters—including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Dominican Palimpsest

Palimpsest. I was watching a documentary of John Lennon on HBO. He wrote a nasty song about Paul who had left the Fab Four. In the song was the refrain, ...

Author: Dale A. Johnson


ISBN: 9780557437627



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The Jerusalem Palimpsest of Euripides

In publishing a facsimile edition of the Jerusalem palimpsest , it seemed logical to unite in one volume the photographs , the collation of the text ...

Author: Stephen G. Daitz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311001193X

Category: HISTORY

Page: 40

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The Stage as Palimpsest

Die Studie untersucht frühneuzeitliche Epochenkonzepte mit dem Ziel einer kritischen Hinterfragung des Selbstverständnisses der Neuzeit und der damit verbundenen, das Mittelalter marginalisierenden Periodisierungskonzepte.

Author: Karoline Johanna Baumann

Publisher: Ergon Verlag

ISBN: 9783956504662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Die Studie untersucht frühneuzeitliche Epochenkonzepte mit dem Ziel einer kritischen Hinterfragung des Selbstverständnisses der Neuzeit und der damit verbundenen, das Mittelalter marginalisierenden Periodisierungskonzepte. Sie zeigt, wie auf der frühneuzeitlichen Bühne Begriffe von Zeit und Zeitlichkeit durchgespielt werden, für die die Vorstellung von Linearität und Fortschrittsgeschichtsschreibung, die unseren Epochenbegriffen zugrunde liegt, zu kurz greift. Vielmehr legen beide Stücke, auf antiken Quellen basierend, aber sowohl im Mittelalter als auch in der Neuzeit vielfach umgeschrieben und neu interpretiert, einen palimpsestartigen Zeitbegriff nahe. Ein Palimpsest enthält verschiedene Zeitstufen nicht in sukzessiver oder chronologischer Anordnung, sondern unhierarchisch neben- und übereinandergelagert. So wird die Frage nach der Epochenkonstruktion bei Shakespeare performativ gestellt, mit besonderem Fokus auf der Erfindung des Mittelalters.

Performing Palimpsest Bodies

Other useful examples of “palimpsest” in recent scholarship include: Present Pasts: Urban Palimpsests and the Politics of Memory, in which Andreas Huyssen ...

Author: Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781789380095

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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Proposing the innovative concept of palimpsest bodies to interpret provocative theatre and performance experiments that explore issues of cultural memory, bodies of history, archives, repertoires and performing remains, Ruth Hellier-Tinoco offers an in-depth analysis of four postdramatic and transdisciplinary collective creation theatre projects. Combined with ideas of postmemory and rememory, palimpsest bodies are inherently trans-temporal as they perform re-visions of embodied gestures, vocalized calls and sensory experiences. Focusing on one of Mexico’s most significant contemporary theatre companies, La Máquina de Teatro, directed by renowned artists Juliana Faesler and Clarissa Malheiros, this ground-breaking study documents the playfully rigorous performances of layered, plural and trans identities as collaborative, feminist and queer re-visions of official histories and collective memories. Illustrated with over one hundred colour photos, Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments in Mexico will appeal to creative artists and scholars interested in contemporary theatre and performance studies, critical dance studies, collective creation and performance-making.

Colonial Palimpsest

D . Beyond nativism in Aagot Vinterbo - Hohr ' s Palimpsest 1 . A response to
oppositional essentialisms All oppositional politics thus move under the sign of
irony , knowing themselves ineluctably parasitic on their antagonists . Our grudge

Author: Troy A. Storfjell


ISBN: WISC:89078142981

Category: Lapland

Page: 525

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"This dissertation is a colonial discourse analysis of the construction of Sápmi (Sámiland) as colonized territory and the Sámi as colonized subjects, and an exploration of some oppositional responses to that construction. Beginning with classical representations of the wilderness beyond the civilized space of the polis - and subsequently of the empire - and of the inhabitants with which the ancient Greek, Roman, and Hebrew imaginations populated this space, the analysis goes on to trace the incorporation of the Sámi into world views that constructed the uncivilized as mirrors to reflect the image of the civilized gazing subject back to himself. From Tacitus' Germania and later Roman and post-Roman Mediterranean texts, through the medieval and early modern periods, the examination follows the pre-colonial textual production of tropes of wildness, magic, and remoteness that form the basis of colonial discursive treatment of the Sámi. Colonial discourse emerges with the beginning of colonial expropriation of Sápmi and the Sámi in the sixteenth century. This dissertation follows the development of that discourse, and examines its transformations as it legitimizes and accommodates colonization into the twentieth century. Successively informed by and incorporated within various metropolitan European discourses, including those of the Enlightenment, the Noble Savage, and Social Darwinism, colonial discourse marginalizes and objectifies the Sámi while it inscribes them and their territory within the modern states of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The examination of colonial discourse culminates with the extreme marginalization of the Sámi in Knut Hamsun' s novel 'Markens grøde.' In its final section this dissertation examines the challenges facing oppositional texts, situated as they are within the traditions of colonial discourse's systems of representational containment and appropriation. One of the primary difficulties faced by both Sámi and non-Sámi authors in their counter-hegemonic endeavors is avoiding the essentialisms and binary oppositions posited by colonial discourse. This dissertation examines several different approaches to liberatory writing on the Sami, ending with Aagot Vinterbo-Hohr's 'Palimpsest' and Laila Stien's 'Vekselsang, ' two novels that undermine the essentialist constructions of colonial discourse and open a discursive space for multiple and diverse articulations of Sámi resistance and identity"--Leaves ix-x.

The Palimpsest

1 his songs . ne “ A palimpsest ! " I repeated , rising to my feet with a thrill . “ Ah ,
ah , " said the minister , with a knowing smile , “ the shot has told . As Béranger
would say , the old charger feels the spur ! By the way , don't you like the ' Card of

Author: Gilbert Augustin Thierry


ISBN: WISC:89104446695


Page: 170

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The Aztec Palimpsest

It would be a mistake of major proportions , however , to assume - based on its association with older civilizations — that the palimpsest is solely an ...

Author: Daniel Cooper Alarc—n

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816516561

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Mexico is more than a country; it is a concept that is the product of a complex network of discourses as disparate as the rhetoric of Chicano nationalism, English-language literature about Mexico, and Mexican tourist propaganda. The idea of "Mexicanness," says Daniel Cooper Alarc—n, "has arisen through a process of erasure and superimposition as these discourses have produced contentious and sometimes contradictory descriptions of their subject." By considering Mexicanness as a palimpsest of these competing yet interwoven narratives, Cooper offers a paradigm through which the construction and representation of cultural identity can be studied. He shows how the Chicano myth of Aztlan was constructed upon earlier Mesoamerican myths, discusses representations of Mexico in texts by nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers, and analyzes the content of tourist literature, thereby revealing the economic, social, and political interests that drive the production of Mexicanness today. This original linking of seemingly incongruous discourses corrects the misconception that Mexicanness is produced only by hegemonic groups. Cooper shows how Mexico has been defined and represented, by both Mexicans and non-Mexicans, as more than a political or geographic entity, and he particularly reveals how Mexicanness has been exploited by Mexicans themselves through the promotion of tourism as a form of neocolonialism. Cooper's work is valuable both for identifying attempts to revise and control Mexican myth, history, and culture and for defining the intricate relationship between history, historiography, and cultural nationalism. The Aztec Palimpsest extends existing analyses of Mexicanness into new theoretical realms and provides a fresh perspective on the relationship between the United States and Mexico at a time when these two nations are becoming more intimately linked.

The Gendered Palimpsest

For those who study ancient or medieval manuscripts, a palimpsest is simply “a parchment or other writing surface on which the original text has been ...

Author: Kim Haines-Eitzen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195171297

Category: History

Page: 197

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The book provides a thorough treatment of the roles of women as authors, scribes, booklenders, and patrons of early Christian literature, and of the ways in which the representation of female figures was contested in the process of copying early Christian texts.

Prague Palimpsest

... Memory, and the City Alfred Thomas. ALFRED THOMAS prague palimpsest prague palimpsest Writing, Memory, and the City alfred. PRAGUE PALIMPSEST Front Cover.

Author: Alfred Thomas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226795416

Category: History

Page: 200

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A city of immense literary mystique, Prague has inspired writers across the centuries with its beauty, cosmopolitanism, and tragic history. Envisioning the ancient city in central Europe as a multilayered text, or palimpsest, that has been constantly revised and rewritten—from the medieval and Renaissance chroniclers who legitimized the city’s foundational origins to the modernists of the early twentieth century who established its reputation as the new capital of the avant-garde—Alfred Thomas argues that Prague has become a paradoxical site of inscription and effacement, of memory and forgetting, a utopian link to the prewar and pre-Holocaust European past and a dystopia of totalitarian amnesia. Considering a wide range of writers, including the city’s most famous son, Franz Kafka, Prague Palimpsest reassesses the work of poets and novelists such as Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera, Gustav Meyrink, Jan Neruda, Vítĕzslav Nezval, and Rainer Maria Rilke and engages with other famous authors who “wrote” Prague, including Guillaume Apollinaire, Ingeborg Bachmann, Albert Camus, Paul Celan, and W. G. Sebald. The result is a comparative, interdisciplinary study that helps to explain why Prague—more than any other major European city—has haunted the cultural and political imagination of the West.

Palimpsest A History of the Written Word

“Such a palimpsest is my brain; such a palimpsest, O reader! is yours. Everlasting layers of ideas, images, feelings, have fallen upon your brain softly as ...

Author: Matthew Battles

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393089516

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia. Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness. Portrayed in mythology as either a gift from heroes or a curse from the gods, it has been used as both an instrument of power and a channel of the divine; a means of social bonding and of individual self-definition. Now, as the revolution once wrought by the printed word gives way to the digital age, many fear that the art of writing, and the nuanced thinking nurtured by writing, are under threat. But writing itself, despite striving for permanence, is always in the midst of growth and transfiguration. Celebrating the impulse to record, invent, and make one's mark, Matthew Battles reenchants the written word for all those susceptible to the power and beauty of writing in all of its forms.

The Mummy Palimpsest 4


Author: Peter Milligan

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781785861079

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} Having escaped the clutches of the Sect of Anubis, Angel Kostenko has found an ally in Duncan Clarke, the youngest member of the Pyramid Club – sworn enemies of the Sect. Together they have set out to locate Nebetah’s sarcophagus in the hope that by destroying it they can halt the process of Palimpset, by which the soul of the Egyptian High Priestess, Nebetah will consume her mind. Meanwhile, the Sect of Anubis grow more desperate. Unless they can recapture Angel and finish the ceremony they will forfeit their souls to the demon dog Ammit, guardian of the Land of the Dead. In desperation both Angel and the Sect reach out for help from two very unusual and very ancient sources…

The African Palimpsest

... between the Western critic's task as a decipherer of the European-language palimpsest and that of the critic embracing the study of one or several ...

Author: Chantal J. Zabus

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042022249

Category: History

Page: 261

View: 304


Uniting a sense of the political dimensions of language appropriation with a serious, yet accessible linguistic terminology, The African Palimpsest examines the strategies of `indigenization? whereby West African writers have made their literary English or French distinctively `African'. Through the apt metaphor of the palimpsest ? a surface that has been written on, written over, partially erased and written over again ? the book examines such well-known West African writers as Achebe, Armah, Ekwensi, Kourouma, Okara, Saro?Wiwa, Soyinka and Tutuola as well as lesser-known writers from francophone and anglophone Africa. Providing a great variety of case-studies in Nigerian Pidgin, Akan, Igbo, Maninka, Yoruba, Wolof and other African languages, the book also clarifies the vital interface between Europhone African writing and the new outlets for African artistic expression in (auto-)translation, broadcast television, radio and film.Hailed as a classic in the 1990s, The African Palimpsest is here reprinted in a completely revised edition, with a new Introduction, updated data and bibliography, and with due consideration of more recent theoretical approaches.'A very valuable book ? a detailed exploration in its concern with language change as demonstrated in post-colonial African literatures? Bill Ashcroft, University of New South Wales ?Apart from its great documentary value, The African Palimpsest provides many theoretical concepts that will be useful to scholars of African literatures, linguists in general ? as well as comparatists who want to gain fresh insights into the processes by which Vulgar Latin once gave birth to the Romance languages.' Ahmed Sheikh Bangura, University of California, Santa Barbara ?As Zabus? book suggests, it is the area where the various languages of a community meet and cross-over ? that is likely to provide the most productive site for the generation of a new literature that is true to the real linguistic situation that pertains in so much of contemporary urban Africa.' Stewart Brown, University of Birmingham

The Mummy Palimpsest complete collection

THE MUMMY: PALIMPSEST TITAN COMICS Editor David Leach Senior Designer Andrew Leung Senior Editor Martin Eden Art Director Oz Browne Senior Production ...

Author: Peter Milligan

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781785861093

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 146

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri; min-height: 14.0px} “An interesting new take on the story in the expert hands of a great writer.” – Trash Mutant Through the ritual of Palimpsest, the sinister Sect of Anubis have gained immortality by drinking the blood of a human sacrifice forcefully chosen to host the spirit of an ancient Egyptian High Priestess. Now the latest host, Angel Kostenko, is lost, on the run, and fighting for her very life and soul against the Sect and a giant demon hound called Ammit. Heralding the rebirth of a Hammer legend and written by fan-favorite Peter Milligan (X-static, X-Force, Shade, the Changing Man, Hellblazer, and Batman). This album collects the Mummy: Palimpsest five-issue mini-series and includes a cover gallery and series of articles about the original Hammer Mummy films written by official Hammer historian Marcus Hearn.

The Mummy Palimpsest 5


Author: Peter Milligan

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781785861086

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 31

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} The epic conclusion to the timeless horror icon excavated for a new series! Radical new take on The Mummy legend, written by comics royalty Peter Milligan (Shade)!