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Various Antidotes: Stories
     

Various Antidotes: Stories

by Joanna Scott
 

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The miraculous, transformative stories of Various Antidotes range across the world of history and science, alighting on figures both real and imaginary. The stories within are those of obsession and brilliance, of the ultimately human recognition that the world is larger than we believe it to be and that we, as figures within it, have through understanding the power

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The miraculous, transformative stories of Various Antidotes range across the world of history and science, alighting on figures both real and imaginary. The stories within are those of obsession and brilliance, of the ultimately human recognition that the world is larger than we believe it to be and that we, as figures within it, have through understanding the power to change that world. Whether through learning or madness or accident, the scientists and students within Various Antidotes expose us to the glorious blossom of the natural world.

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"She is one of the finest writers of her generation: elegant, sublime, of the earthy earth. "-Paul West

George Garrett
"Clearly, Joanna Scott is a greatly gifted and highl original artist. Various Antidotes is purely and simply wonderful." -- New York Times Book Review
Dan Cryer
"Scott writes the crispest and most telling of sentences. Her grasp of the mysteries within us is profound. She is a major talent who's distinctive and powerful voice cannot be ignored." -- Newsday

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805041767
Publisher:
Picador
Publication date:
02/15/1996
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.69(d)

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