In "Enfleurage," we meet a cantor haunted by regret; in "The Little Poet," an eleven-year-old aspiring bard whose literary gifts and aspirations outweight his compassion. In the title story, "The Dialogues of Time and Entropy," a medical researcher's possible discovery of a cure for a rare and fatal disease threatens to destroy his life as his marriage deteriorates and his ambivalence toward his autistic daughter increases. These are stories infused with a deep sense of humanity and an impressive range of knowledge -- of science, music, religion, and language itself. In them. Stollman examines our weaknesses while always evoking a sense of awe, and delight, in the face of seemingly limitless human potential. As in his novels, he blends the everyday with the mystical, the mundane with the extraordinary, and the waking world with the world of dreams. In the words of Forward, his stories "open windows in the mind through which the voice of ancient wisdom can still be heard."
|Product dimensions:||5.06(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)|
About the Author
Aryehlev Stollman is a neuroradiologist and the author of two books, The Illuminated Soul and The Far Euphrates, which is an American Library Association Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Review Recommended Book of the Year, and the winner of a Wilbur Award and Lambda Award.
Table of Contents
|Die Grosse Liebe||43|
|The Adornment of Days||63|
|The Seat of Higher Consciousness||97|
|The Creation of Anat||125|
|The Little Poet||147|
|If I Have Found Favor in Your Eyes||167|
|The Dialogues of Time and Entropy||187|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
These were very interesting, well written stories with excellent character development. I enjoyed his topics and his inclusion of science in many of the stories. I'm looking forward to reading more of him. The title story is about a scientific couple with an autistic child. The wife returnd to Israel to prevent the dismantling of one of the settlements, but is unsuccessful. I cared about many of the characters of this book.