A Sideways Look at Time

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Penguin, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 403 pages
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A brilliant and poetic exploration of the way that we experience time in our everyday lives.

Why does time seem so short? How does women's time differ from men's? Why does time seem to move slowly in the countryside and quickly in cities? How do different cultures around the world see time? In A Sideways Look at Time, Jay Griffiths takes readers on an extraordinary tour of time as we have never seen it before.

With this dazzling and defiant work, Griffiths introduces us to dimensions of time that are largely forgotten in our modern lives. She presents an infectious argument for other, more magical times, the diverse cycles of nature, of folktale or carnival, when time is unlimited and on our side. This is a book for those who suspect that there's more to time than clocks.

Irresistible and provocative, A Sideways Look at Time could change the way we view time-forever.
 

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Contents

PIPS AND OCEANS AND THE NOW
1
FFWD THE TROUSERARROW OF SPEED
37
MYTHICAL LIZARDS BACCHUSS BINS AND MINING THE PAST
58
BOTTOMS UP MISCHIEF NIGHTS AND MILLENNIUM DAYS
98
WREAKING GOOD HAVOCA TIME OF WOMEN
134
WET ROUND TIME AND DRY LINEAR TIME
155
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
178
LIFES TOO SHOR
208
PROGRESS IS A FOURLETTER WORD
233
A TEFLON TOMORROW
258
NATOURE
294
TOOTLE PIP
319
WILD TIME
335
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Jay Griffiths' writing has appeared in The London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Observer, The Ecologist magazine, and Resurgence magazine, of which she is an associate editor.

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