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Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life [Kindle Edition]

Kenneth Gross
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"You have in your hands a uniquely beautiful book, a book of uncommon brilliance and lucidity. As wondrous as the theaters of marvels it describes, its leaps and mutabilities provide a thrilling adventure in imaginative thinking. 'How are we devoured by the things we make?' it asks. 'And when might that devouring save us?' My copy burns brightly on my favorite shelf, beside The Poetics of Space, Eccentric Spaces, and In Praise of Shadows...a treasure!" -Rikki Ducornet, author of Gazelle and The Fan-Maker's Inquisition"

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"No one better illustrates the evolution of academic literary criticism into poetry than Kenneth Gross.... He dreams and muses, offering endless insights into the strange and archaic world of puppets, inanimate things breathed to life. This is a book of literary mysticism, rich with accrued culture yet never weighed down by it." (New York Times) "You have in your hands a uniquely beautiful book, a book of uncommon brilliance and lucidity. It is as wondrous as the theaters of marvels it describes; its leaps and mutabilities provide a thrilling adventure in imaginative thinking. 'How are we devoured by the things we make?' it asks. 'And when might that devouring save us?' My copy burns brightly on my favorite shelf, beside The Poetics of Space, Eccentric Spaces, and In Praise of Shadows.... A treasure!" (Rikki Ducornet, author of Netsuke and The Fan-Maker's Inquisition)"

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1510 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; Reprint edition (1 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00631ID6I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #405,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The poetics of puppetry 6 Feb 2012
By sue
Format:Hardcover
At last! A wonderfully poetic book about puppetry. Each page is full of metaphors and literary references both clear and obscure. Critics and academics should read this so that they find a language to describe the power of the puppet. Artists should read this to inspire their work and have a deeper understanding of the power of the object. Interested readers will get a glimpse at this wonderful art from and its potentials. Highly reccommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gross writes like a 21st century Walter Benjamin. 9 Mar 2012
By Corey Fischer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Anyone interested in in theatre, puppets, human consciousness or life in all its strangeness will find a feast in this book. Gross writes like a 21st century Walter Benjamin.
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