The Kuhreihen Melody: Nostalgic Essays by Peter Selgin

The Kuhreihen Melody: Nostalgic Essays by Peter Selgin

by Peter Selgin
The Kuhreihen Melody: Nostalgic Essays by Peter Selgin

The Kuhreihen Melody: Nostalgic Essays by Peter Selgin

by Peter Selgin

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Once considered a disease, nostalgia has been described as a yearning to return to "a past that never was, "a place that can only be reached through the imagination. In its fifteen essays, The Kuhreihen Melody examines nostalgia from various angles through an array of lenses. In the title essay, the author revisits his ghost-ridden hometown. "Swimming with Oliver" presents a mosaic of memories of his watery friendship with author-neurologist Oliver Sacks ."The Strange Case of Arthur Silz "investigates the six­ty-year-old murder of a Greenwich Village artist on a mountain in Mexico, while "The Opening Credits of Rebel Without a Cause" conducts a granular dissection of the first minute and twenty-three seconds of that iconic American film. From barbershops to stripes to a boy's drowning death blamed on the author, The Kuhreihen Melody turns a wistful eye on bygone people, places, and things, and finally on nostalgia itself.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781947175167
Publisher: Serving House Books
Publication date: 08/19/2019
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 755,872
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.61(d)
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