The Resource The Lost Art of Losing, (ebook)

The Lost Art of Losing, (ebook)

Label
The Lost Art of Losing
Title
The Lost Art of Losing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Lost Art of Losing is a collection of aphorisms by award-winning novelist Gregory Norminton. By turns comic and despairing, jubilant and wry, they present, through fragments, a picture of the mind - and of troubling times. Gregory Norminton transforms the aphorism into something more accessible and personal. Ultimately he uses aphorisms to question everything - including the aphorism itself: "Incessantly we ask the meaning of life to protect us from hearing the perfectly obvious answer." In The Lost Art of Losing, the author analyses the process and the hubris of literary invention, and is brutal in revealing its limitations: "No revelation sparkles brighter than the one scribbled down from sleep, nor looks duller when revisited by the light of day. What we dream is the image of meaning. The object eludes. "These aphorisms explore the complex relationship between the self and wider society: "To fear the ill-opinion of others is grossly to overestimate the space we take up in their imagination." Norminton understands that an aphorism relies on the elegance of its thought: "Some birds beat the air as if it were a foe meaning to drag them down. Others seem only to flap their wings in order to keep us from getting suspicious."
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Norminton, Gregory
Dewey number
828.9208
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Rants
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  • Quotations, English
  • Aphorisms and apothegms
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lost Art of Losing, (ebook)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781908251213
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12117520
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12117520
System control number
MWT12117520
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Lost Art of Losing, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781908251213
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12117520
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12117520
System control number
MWT12117520
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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