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Author Bierds, Linda.

Uniform Title Poems. Selections
Title Roget's illusion / Linda Bierds.

Publication Info. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.54 B477r 2014    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description 98 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "A Marian Wood Book."
Contents 1. Roget's illusion: one -- Simulacra -- Notes from prehistory -- Dürer near fifty -- Sketchbook -- Fragments from Venice: Albrecht Dürer -- From the sea of tranquility -- Pavo -- Flight -- 1918 Huber light four -- 2. Roget's illusion: two -- The evening star -- Thoughts toward the first Christmas lecture -- Navigation -- Correlation of the physical forces -- Exhibition of a rhinoceros at Venice -- Accountancy: Dürer in Antwerp -- Biography -- From Campalto -- Girl in a dove-gray dress -- Meriwether and the magpie -- Incomplete lioness -- On reflection -- 3. Roget's illusion: three -- Steller's jay -- Details depicted: insect and hair -- Enthusiasm -- Darwin's mirror -- The moths -- Salvage -- The Swifts -- Pierrots, slightly leaning: Brighton, 1915, Venice, 1903 -- The shepherd's horn.
Summary He is best known for his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, but among filmmakers Roget is better known for his explanation of the optical illusion that still bedevils them: Why does a wheel moving forward always seem on film to be running backward? For Linda Bierds, the illusion also refers to our relationship to language, to our belief that words hold something more than their definitions. Why do we strive to articulate the world even as we know this is a shifting and illusory pursuit? Why do we continue to seek perfection, pursue beauty, yearn for immortality? Roget's Illusion offers no answer. It simply shows the striving.
Subject American poetry -- 21st century.
Optical illusions -- Poetry.
American poetry. (OCoLC)fst00807348
Optical illusions. (OCoLC)fst01046718
Genre/Form Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
ISBN 9780399165467 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)
0399165460 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)

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