Dowsing and Science: Essays
Texas Review Press, 2011 - Literary Collections - 159 pages
The essays in Dowsing and Science touch points on the map, including Texarkana, Chicago, and Ocean City, Maryland, with stops in Latin America and Aurora, Illinois. The collection's mental range extends even farther, questioning the use of common phrases such as “the real world,” suggesting how Romanian history stands in for the human condition at large, and making a case for the survival value of esthetics. While several selections represent variations on the short memoirs known as the personal essay, most are examples of the “impersonal essay,” meditating on and engaging with a world larger than any writer's psyche.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Postmodern Smirk19
The Corporate Gallery27
12 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
Common terms and phrases
American answer appearance approach artists attempt beauty become better brand called century character common condition consumers corporate culture display effect engage esthetic exist experience face failed failure fair followed give given hand hold human icon identity idol images individuals interest knew known lack largely later lead least less lives look markets mass matter means measure merely nature never objects offers once original painting particular passed performance perhaps picture popular pornography possible practice present prove question reading reference remains represents result Romanian seems sense serve sexual short simply social sometimes speak success taste term things thought tradition turn unlikely usually viewer wanted