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The narrator uses his weekend trip to Las Angeles to reflect on Newton's concept of absolute time, meditations of Leviticus, George Berkeley's theories about the existence of matter, and more
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Los Angeles, with its glamour-rama personae, endless jam of freeways and wasteland of neighborhoods, seems at odd contrast with the interests of a medievalist, but here he is. A weekend of postmodern art shows, visits with friends who make rock videos, and other slices of Southern California style. He makes the mistake of trying to figure it all out: the rise of Western culture and its demise, religion, art, television commercials. A perceptive and quirky book that is as hip as it is intellectual.About the Author:
Jim Paul was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University.
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Book Description Counterpoint, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1887178155
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