Diary Of A Body

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Diary Of A Body

Author : Daniel Pennac
ISBN : 9781782060970
Genre : Fiction
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From a particularly humiliating accident at scout camp, to the final stages of terminal illness, Daniel Pennac's warm, witty and heart-breaking novel shows the rise and fall of an ordinary man, told through his observations of his own body. It is with damp eyes (not to mention underpants) that our narrator begins his diary, seeking through it to come to terms with the demoralising quirks of his fleshy confines. Through the joys and horrors of puberty to the triumphs of adolescence, we grow to love him through every growth, leak and wound, as he finds himself developing muscles, falling in love, and then leaving school to join the French Resistance. Yet, as ever, this is only half the story. As years pass and hairs grey, everything he took for granted begins to turn against him. Tackling taboo topics with honesty and charm, Pennac's wit remains sharp even as everything else begins to sag. This is a hugely original story of the most relatable of unlikely love stories: a human, and the body that defines him. Translated from the French by Alyson Waters
Category: Fiction

Vito Acconci

Author : Vito Acconci
ISBN : UOM:39015066824767
Genre : Architecture
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"Between 1969 and 1973, Vito Acconci's creative output was focused on body pieces and performances, many of them seminal works now firmly lodged in the art historical cannon of the time. Whether he was transforming space by masturbating under a platform extension of the gallery floor or transforming the body by tucking his genitals between his legs, Acconci promoted a radical, corporeal method of working with the human presence that has remained relevant in these less performative times. This publication traces the development of Acconci's early work through his own writings and documentations from that time. Rather than a critical study, it offers invaluable primary source materials: For each of the approximately 200 performances/works included, Acconci drafted meticulous notes, mapping out his ideas and describing the specifications of each piece. Many of the artist's works were ephemeral performances and actions, and these primary source materials are now the only extant artifacts from the work. Thus the book's contents come directly from Acconci's personal archives, and include his notes and documentations, plus photographs, where available. An introduction by Gregory Volk provides historical context and addresses the issues of body art and performance still relevant today." "The works of Vito Acconci are more often than not about creating a public space via the body-from his radical performances at the beginning of the seventies to his unusual architectural designs since the establishment of the Acconci studio at the end of the eighties. Between 1969 and 1973, his creative output was focused on body pieces and performances, many of them seminal works now firmly lodged in the art historical cannon of the time. This publication is a monumental and historical recount of the artist's itinerary from his first artistic stage as a poet, writer, video and body artist to his recognition today as a ground-breaking architect from 1969 to 1973. It traces the development of Acconci's early work through his own writings and documentations from that time and offers invaluable primary source materials. Each of the approximately 200 performances/works included are accompanied by Acconci's meticulous drafted notes."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Architecture

Diary Of A Southern Refugee

Author : Judith White McGuire
ISBN : UOM:39015051342924
Genre : United States
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The Diary Of A Japanese Convert

Author : Kanzō Uchimura
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004736679
Genre : Christian converts from Confucianism
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Category: Christian converts from Confucianism

The Diary Of A Samaritan

Author : William L. Robinson
ISBN : HARVARD:32044020437828
Genre : Epidemics
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Category: Epidemics