Infinity (Stage) / Edition 1

Infinity (Stage) / Edition 1

by Spencer Jay Golub
     
 

Infinity (Stage) is a highly original study and poetic meditation on the themes of death, memory, identity, and representation in theater, film, and literature. Spencer Golub's scholarly entertainment employs imaginative wordplay, subtle humor, and textual layering to discuss the impossibility of being real. Inspired in part by the death of his father, Infinity… See more details below

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Infinity (Stage) is a highly original study and poetic meditation on the themes of death, memory, identity, and representation in theater, film, and literature. Spencer Golub's scholarly entertainment employs imaginative wordplay, subtle humor, and textual layering to discuss the impossibility of being real. Inspired in part by the death of his father, Infinity (Stage) is a piece of performative writing, a quasi-memoir of a mind that is staging and screening its inner life while embodying a theory of the nature of art and existence.. "The author's interdisciplinary approach, the scope of his sources and concerns, his blending of critical analysis and creative writing, and his attention to different styles and genres (narrative, dramatic, aphoristic; science, detective, and post-modern fictions) will appeal to readers in theater, film, performance studies, philosophy, and creative writing. The book will also be of interest to readers who have experienced loss and to those who perceive meaning in things un-remembered, mis-remembered, and unseen.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472088454
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
12/13/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

To the (Il)limit: An Introduction1
Ch. 1The Flies and the Wings11
Ch. 2[missing]41
Ch. 3Blocking69
Ch. 4Teleastronautics107
Ch. 5Ghost Light143
Ch. 6Amnesia and the Afterlife171
Aleph: The Beginning in the End213
Notes229
Index267

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