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Readings/writings / Greg Dening
Bib ID 530737
Format BookBook
Author
Dening, Greg, 1931-
 
Uniform Title Works. Selections. 1998
Description Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1998 
xx, 235 p. ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 0522848419
Summary

Reading is a dance on the beaches of the mind, writes Greg Dening. His reading-dances are about the pain of cross-cultural encounters, of loomings beyond the horizons of discipline, gender and race, of the pleasures of a hundred texts. In Readings/Writings his aim is to cultivate our imaginations so that we might see further, understand more deeply and hear more acutely. This book opens with Dening's extraordinary piece, 'Memorial', a deeply moving reading of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. Dening's profound yet lucid reflections on the meanings contained in this stark, simple memorial set the tone for the book.

Full contents
  • Memorial
  • Ways of Seeing. Pego's Grave. Fetching Facts. Kingdoms Come. Writing What the Eye Sees. 'P905.A512 x 100': An Ethnographic Essay. Simpson's Donkey. The Randy and Imperial Eye
  • Beaches of the Mind. Waves Are My Worry Beads. A Stone Axe and 'Collegium Tarturense'. Endeavour and Hokule'a. Something of a Cook's Tour. Turtles All the Way Down. Truganini's Spectre
  • Theatre/Theory. Laughing into Empire. The Theatricalities of Derring-do. The Hill of Difficulty. The Mad Logic of Empire. The Trials of a Literary Man. The Tortoise Wins Again. Empowering Imaginations
  • Memorial.
  • Memorial
  • Ways of Seeing. Pego's Grave. Fetching Facts. Kingdoms Come. Writing What the Eye Sees. 'P905.A512 x 100': An Ethnographic Essay. Simpson's Donkey. The Randy and Imperial Eye
  • Beaches of the Mind. Waves Are My Worry Beads. A Stone Axe and 'Collegium Tarturense'. Endeavour and Hokule'a. Something of a Cook's Tour. Turtles All the Way Down. Truganini's Spectre
  • Theatre/Theory. Laughing into Empire. The Theatricalities of Derring-do. The Hill of Difficulty. The Mad Logic of Empire. The Trials of a Literary Man. The Tortoise Wins Again. Empowering Imaginations
  • Memorial.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Historiography.  |  History -- Philosophy.

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