Wakenight Emporium

Wakenight Emporium

By: A.B. West (author)Paperback

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In thirty-one vertiginous meditations, A.B. West reflects on the planet, the universe, dying, living, and what it means to be a being-in-time, all sorts of time: wide time, quick time, pure time. West attaches time to everything tangible, from procreation to Bach, from martians to relativity theory, and from the fifth dimension to the palindrome moth. Magically, this spinning text moves and clarifies. Simply. Cleanly. Wakenight Emporium holds much for the philosopher, much for the poet, but there are also boundless riches here for the physicist, as West fascinates us with force, motion, velocity, and gravity. Her writing is the love-child of Einstein and Heidegger, obsessed with clicks of the second hand, the intricacies of now, the visible penetrations of genius. And in the midst of all, this book wants to blow the reader's head open. What remains in the half-state between dreams and waking is a universe of stars.

About Author

A. B. West lives in Belgium, where she has worked with the avant-garde theater company, The\u00e2tre Laboratoire Vicinal. She performed and collaborated on the original plays Tramp, Lunapark and Chaman Hooligan. She was the director and sole actress of the play ""I""- with a text by Frederic Baal, and 7 sculpture/stage-properties by Belgian sculptor Olivier Strebelle, which toured worldwide, including performances at the Guggenheim, the Brooklyn Academy, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art among other venues. West has also been an agent, an editor for Wall Street Journal Europe, a free-lance translator and a copywriter.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781573661041
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 100
  • ID: 9781573661041
  • ISBN10: 157366104X

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