Item description for The Book Of The Floating World by Jon Thompson...
Loosely based upon photographs of Occupied Japan, The Book of the Floating World ranges across a war-ravaged landscape, from a shattered Tokyo to scenes of a depleted countryside, with a close examination of the lives constructed out of that ruin. The Book of the Floating World explores the photographed moment---and poetry---as a peculiar and arresting instance of witness. Threaded throughout this collection is a set of interrelated meditations upon history, violence, war, memory, and art itself.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Release Date Jul 28, 2004
Publisher Parlor Press
ISBN 1932559264 ISBN13 9781932559262
Availability 0 units.
More About Jon Thompson
JON THOMPSON is a professor emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of New Brunswick. He is a former chair of the department and a former president of the faculty union at UNB. He chaired the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers during 1985-1988 and received the James B. Milner Award for contributions to academic freedom in 1993. He chaired the independent committee of inquiry commissioned by CAUT into the dispute involving Dr. Nancy Olivieri, the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children and Apotex Inc. (1999?2001). He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Harry Crowe Foundation.