Per Chance To DreamPer Chance To Dream

Per chance to dream where things don't make any sense until they happen. Needless to say on their honeymoon there were snacks involved. Please pass the onion dip. . .. A Night Light... It's a small available bulb that plugs.

Author: Michael Reisman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462029280


Page: 152

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Sometimes we just daydream about wishing what we want out of life. Other times it comes in an episode as our heads sleep on a pillow. Maybe one of those realistic dreams is a sight into a future event. Let us see what happens in these short stories where the variety and outcomes will have you amazed. Take your time, for it is now your turn Per Chance To Dream... This book is dedicated to all of the readers and fans of my novels. It is those people who fuel my desire to continue.

Dreaming SoulsDreaming Souls

Prologue “To Sleep: Perchance to Dream” To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end ...

Author: Owen Flanagan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195349580


Page: 224

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What, if anything, do dreams tell us about ourselves? What is the relationship between types of sleep and types of dreams? Does dreaming serve any purpose? Or are dreams simply meaningless mental noise--"unmusical fingers wandering over the piano keys"? With expertise in philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience, Owen Flanagan is uniquely qualified to answer these questions. And in Dreaming Souls he provides both an accessible survey of the latest research on sleep and dreams and a compelling new theory about the nature and function of dreaming. Flanagan argues that while sleep has a clear biological function and adaptive value, dreams are merely side effects, "free riders," irrelevant from an evolutionary point of view. But dreams are hardly unimportant. Indeed, Flanagan argues that dreams are self-expressive, the result of our need to find or to create meaning, even when we're sleeping. Rejecting Freud's theory of manifest and latent content--of repressed wishes appearing in disguised form--Flanagan shows how brainstem activity during sleep generates a jumbled profusion of memories, images, thoughts, emotions, and desires, which the cerebral cortex then attempts to shape into a more or less coherent story. Such dream-narratives range from the relatively mundane worries of non REM sleep to the fantastic confabulations of deep REM that resemble psychotic episodes in their strangeness. But however bizarre these narratives may be, they can shed light on our mental life, our well being, and our sense of self. Written with clarity, lively wit, and remarkable insight, Dreaming Souls offers a fascinating new way of apprehending one of the oldest mysteries of mental life.

The Stuff of LiteratureThe Stuff of Literature

To die , to sleep To sleep — perchance to dream : ay , there's the rub , For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil Must give us pause . This is an unhurried , well - organized ...

Author: Edward A. Levenston

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791408892


Page: 177

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The total meaning of a work of literature derives not only from what the words mean, but from what the text looks like. This stuff of literature, graphic substance or the physical raw material, is explored here in Levenston's comprehensive survey. Levenston discusses the main literary genres of poetry, drama, and fiction, and the extent to which they may be said to exist primarily in written or spoken form, or both. He then examines spelling, punctuation, typography, and layout, the four graphic aspects of a text which an author can manipulate for additional meanings. Also explored are the problems raised for translators by graphically unusual texts--and by the possibility of producing graphically unusual translations--and some of the solutions that have been found. A wealth of examples and analysis is offered, including poetry from Chaucer to Robert Graves and e. e. cummings; fiction such as Tristram Shandy, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake; works from Samuel Richardson to Ronald Sukenik; drama from Aristophanes to Bernard Shaw, and Shakespeare. Attention is also paid to graphic contributions in other literary traditions, from the Hebrew of the book of Psalms to Guillaume Apollinaires's "Calligrammes".

Postmodern Literature and RacePostmodern Literature and Race

3 Philip Roth, ' Writing American Fiction', Commentary (March 1961), 227; Don DeLillo, cited in Jonathan Franzen, ' Perchance to Dream: In the Age of Images, A Reason to Write Novels', Harper's Magazine (April 1996), 54.

Author: Len Platt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316194713



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Postmodernism Literature and Race explores the question of how dramatic shifts in conceptions of race in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been addressed by writers at the cutting edge of equally dramatic transformations of literary form. An opening section engages with the broad question of how the geographical and political positioning of experimental writing informs its contribution to racial discourses, while later segments focus on central critical domains within this field: race and performativity, race and the contemporary nation, and postracial futures. With essays on a wide range of contemporary writers, including Bernadine Evaristo, Alasdair Gray, Jhumpa Lahiri, Andrea Levy, and Don DeLillo, this volume makes an important contribution to our understanding of the politics and aesthetics of contemporary writing.

Field LeadershipField Leadership

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream In Shakespeare's play, Prince Hamlet's uncle Claudius murders his father, the king, and marries the King's wife. This foul action spurs Hamlet to seek revenge or sleep unto death. In Hamlet's To be or not to ...

Author: Ken Shelton

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982247461


Page: 312

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You already live, work or play in a field, but do you exercise proactive and principled leadership in your field? During the decade of the 2020s, you will be challenged and may be displaced, your life disrupted by unforeseen events and conditions, requiring you to make uncomfortable changes and perhaps enter new fields. Field Leadership is an inspiring and practical guide for all those who perform in any field that expects them to excel as individuals and as team members and achieve desired wins and impressive results in spite of tough competition and market undulations. With faith and focus, you might lead yourself and others to achieve a 3X yield in your field.

Pimps Wimps Studs Thugs and GentlemenPimps Wimps Studs Thugs and Gentlemen

Jonathan Franzen, “Perchance to Dream: In the Age of Images, a Reason to Write Novels,” Harper's Magazine 292, no. 1751 (April 1996): 52. 41. Gurganus, qtd. in Mehegan, sec. F, p. 1. 42. Empire Falls did win the Pulitzer Prize—an award ...

Author: Elwood Watson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786455089


Page: 318

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With essays ranging in topic from the films of Neil LaBute to the sexual politics of Major League Baseball, this diverse collection of essays examines the multi-faceted media images of contemporary masculinity from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines. The book’s first half focuses on the issue of racialized masculinity and its various manifestations, with essays covering, among other topics, the re-imagining of Asian American masculinity in Justin Lin’s Better Luck Tomorrow and the ever-present image of black male buffoonery in the neo-minstrel performances of VH1’s Flavor of Love. The book’s second half explores the issue of contemporary mediated performance and the cultural politics of masculinity, with essays focusing on popular media representations of men in a variety of gendered roles, from homemakers and househusbands to valorous war heroes and athletic demigods.