Palimpsest

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.

Prague Palimpsest

The věc is akin to an indecipherable word in a palimpsest: the reader or spectator simply cannot attach a discernible meaning to it. Grammatically gendered as female in Czech, věc corresponds to the transcendental signifier which cannot ...

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.

The African Palimpsest

I have expanded on the footnoting of other terms in Mariama Bâ and Aminata Sow Fall (also in La Grève des Battu) such as baay jagaal, beeco, jaljali, djité laye and fer in my article “Le Palimpseste de l'écriture ouest-africaine ...

Author: Chantal Zabus

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789401204552

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.

Palimpsest

Who owns the story of an adoption?

Author: Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 1770463305

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 156

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Who owns the story of an adoption? Thousands of South Korean children were adopted around the world in the 1970s and 1980s. More than nine thousand found their new home in Sweden, including the cartoonist Lisa Wool-Rim Sjöblom, who was adopted when she was two years old. Throughout her childhood she struggled to fit into the homogenous Swedish culture and was continually told to suppress the innate desire to know her origins. “Be thankful,” she was told; surely her life in Sweden was better than it would have been in Korea. Like many adoptees, Sjöblom learned to bury the feeling of abandonment. In Palimpsest, an emotionally charged memoir, Sjöblom’s unaddressed feelings about her adoption come to a head when she is pregnant with her first child. When she discovers a document containing the names of her biological parents, she realizes her own history may not match up with the story she’s been told her whole life: that she was an orphan without a background. As Sjöblom digs deeper into her own backstory, returning to Korea and the orphanage, she finds that the truth is much more complicated than the story she was told and struggled to believe. The sacred image of adoption as a humanitarian act that gives parents to orphans begins to unravel. Sjöblom’s beautiful autumnal tones and clear-line style belie the complicated nature of this graphic memoir’s vital central question: Who owns the story of an adoption?

Palimpsest

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, ...

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.

The Palimpsest Literature Criticism Theory

133 ) , he cites a passage from Derrida's double text ' Living on : Border lines ' ( 1979 ) as evidence of Derrida's rejection of the concept of the palimpsest : An apocalyptic superimprinting of texts : there is no paradigmatic text .

Author: Sarah Dillon

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UOM:39015073884424

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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This innovative monograph proposes the concept of the 'palimpsest' as a paradigm for the relationship between theory and traditional literary criticism, which could have a major impact on debate surrounding the role of theory in literary studies.

Palimpsest

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

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

Chambers s Encyclopaedia

It is chiefly , however , to edited from a palimpsest of the British Museum by the younger a collection of Syriac MSS . brought from the east that we are in- Pertz . This palimpsest , as was already stated , is a thrice written debted ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433000064315

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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Ghost Protocol

Certeau's idea of the palimpsest might be seen simply as rejecting idealized spaces and as emancipatory of ideological totality: It benefits the subject who teases meaning out of the unsaid and unbuilt, divulges the deeper structures of ...

Author: Carlos Rojas

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822374022

Category: History

Page: 264

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Even as China is central to the contemporary global economy, its socialist past continues to shape its capitalist present. This volume's contributors see contemporary China as haunted by the promises of capitalism, the institutional legacy of the Maoist regime, and the spirit of Marxist resistance. China's development does not result from historical imperatives or deliberate economic strategies, but from the effects of discrete practices the contributors call protocols, which stem from an overlapping mix of socialist and capitalist institutional strategies, political procedures, legal regulations, religious rituals, and everyday practices. Analyzing the process of urbanization and the ways marginalized communities and migrant workers are positioned in relation to the transforming social landscape, the contributors show how these protocols constitute the Chinese national imaginary while opening spaces for new emancipatory possibilities. Offering a nuanced theory of contemporary China's hybrid political economy, Ghost Protocol situates China's development at the juncture between the world as experienced and the world as imagined. Contributors. Yomi Braester, Alexander Des Forges, Kabzung, Rachel Leng, Ralph A. Litzinger, Lisa Rofel, Carlos Rojas, Bryan Tilt, Robin Visser, Biao Xiang, Emily T. Yeh

The Archimedes Palimpsest

The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts. This volume provides colour images and transcriptions of three of the texts recovered from it.

Author: Reviel Netz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014379

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts. This volume provides colour images and transcriptions of three of the texts recovered from it. Pride of place goes to the treatises of Archimedes, including the only Greek version of Floating Bodies, and the unique copies of Method and Stomachion. This transcription provides many different readings from those made by Heiberg from what he termed Codex C in his edition of the works of Archimedes of 1910-1915. Secondly, fragments of two previously unattested speeches by the Athenian orator Hyperides, which are the only Hyperides texts ever to have been found in a codex. Thirdly, a fragment from an otherwise unknown commentary on Aristotle's Categories. In each case advanced image-processing techniques have been used to create the images, in order to make the text underneath legible.

The Mummy Palimpsest 4

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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…

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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)!

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)!

Confessions of an English Opium eater and Suspiria de Profundis

What else than a natural and mighty palimpsest is Hie human brain ? Such a palimpsest is my brain ; such a .palimpsest , oh reader ! is yours . Everlasting layers of ideas , images , feelings , have fallen upon your brain softly as ...

Author: Thomas De Quincey

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ISBN: HARVARD:HN23ZN

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Philologus

Eben so ist XIV , 4 im palimpsest das richtige : regesque innumeri honore artium colebantur et in ostentatione has . praeferebant opes immortalitatem sibi celt .: wo doch opes nur ausdruck für das aus deo artes für den fürsten gewonnene ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:302813499

Category: Classical philology

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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.

Palimpsest

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.

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.

Eureka Man

That the Archimedes Palimpsest did leave Turkey not long afterward reveals the essential flaw in Heiberg's strategy: He had asked permission. The paper trail of the Archimedes Palimpsest during much of the twentieth century is meager, ...

Author: Alan Hirshfeld

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802719791

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Many of us know little about Archimedes other than his "Eureka" exclamation upon discovering that he could immerse an object in a full tub of water and measure the spillage to determine the object's weight. That seemingly simple observation not only proved to King Hieron II of Syracuse that a certain amount of silver had been used in what was supposed to be his solid-gold crown, it established the key principles of buoyancy that govern the flotation of hot-air balloons, ships, and denizens of the sea. Archimedes had a profound impact on the development of mathematics and science: from square roots to irrigation devices; planetariums to the stability of ships; polyhedra to pulleys; number systems to levers; the value of pi to the size of the universe. Yet this same cerebral man developed machines of war so fearsome, they might have sprung from a devil's darkest imagination - indeed, weapons that held at bay the greatest army of antiquity. Ironically, Archimedes' reputation swelled to mythic proportions in the ancient world for his feats of engineering: the hand-cranked irrigation device, commonly known as "Archimedes' screw," and his ingenuous use of levers, pulleys, and ropes to pull, single-handedly, a fully laden ship! His treatises, rediscovered after a thousand years of collective amnesia in Europe, guided nascent thinkers out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. Indeed, Archimedes' cumulative record of achievement-both in breadth and sophistication-places him among the exalted ranks of Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. Eureka Man brings to life for general readers the genius of Archimedes, offering succinct and understandable explanations of some of his more important discoveries and innovations.

Chamber s Encyclopaedia

PALIMPSEST . line ; sometimes the old page is doubled , so as to the ancient writing fully brought out . It is chiefly , form two pages in the new MS . Sometimes it is however , to a collection of Syriac MSS . brought cat into two ...

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