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The World Is: A Metatext on our Place

The World Is: A Metatext on our Place

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  • ISBN-13: 9780615981970
  • Publisher: Lumbering Tom Press
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2014
  • Pages: 166 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.38 x 9.0 x 6.0 inches


What you’ll find in this book are a series of passages that state, figuratively or analytically, what the world is. There is a full page of text for each entry, but the statement is set apart from the background. Collecting these statements started as a folly but soon enough evolved into something bordering on mania—how have the best minds of human history characterized our collective frame of existence? Are such characterizations acts of reduction, or artifacts of self-actualized understanding? If that’s the case, is it possible for that understanding to be transferred to another person? Alternatively, what breed of madness leads a person to believe he can make such vast statements? Over a hundred passages spanning fourteen centuries have been hand-picked from the public domain to create the first ever survey of the grandest metonymy ever conceived.

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