Notes on Water: An Aqueous Phenomenology

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Monkfish Book Publishing, Sep 26, 2017 - Poetry - 210 pages
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This poetical study of water ranges from classical myth and literature to modern physics and microbiology. Because water exists in three forms or phases—liquid, solid, and gas—each needs its own constellation of ideas. Its subtle movement is the hidden source of question, questioner, and the phenomenon of life. Its power is transformation, the unspoken theme of the book.
 

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cessation
preservation
ptah
foam
steam
mist
clouds
storm

transition
freezing
snow
the glacier
the dead
icicles
hoarfrost
calypso
water of ether
the bath
miscibility
maternity
visionepiphany
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David Appelbaum is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the author of many books, including "A Propos, Levinas"; "Jacques Derrida’s Ghost: A Conjuration"; and The "Delay of the Heart". He is a graduate of Harvard, past senior editor at Parabola, and founder of Codhill Press.

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