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Rewiring the Real In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don Delillo

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ISBN-10: 0231160402

ISBN-13: 9780231160407

Edition: 2012

Authors: Mark C. Taylor

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Digital and electronic technologies that act as extensions of our bodies and minds are changing the way we live, think, act, and write. Some welcome these developments for bringing humans closer to unified consciousness and eternal life. Others worry invasive globalized technologies threaten to destroy the self and the world. Whether feared or desired, these innovations provoke emotions that have long fueled the religious imagination, suggesting the presence of a latent spirituality in an era mistakenly deemed secular and post-human.William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo are American authors who explore this phenomenon brilliantly in their work. Engaging each in…    
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.82" long x 0.09" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

List of Illustrations
nexus
Counterfeiting Counterfeit Religion: William Gaddis, the Recognitions
Between Belief and Unbelief
Samhain-All Saints Day
Feast of Sol Invictus-Christmas
Eoustur-Easter
Counterfeiting Counterfeits
Mosaics: Richard Powers, Plowing the Dark
Misrecognitions
Recovery
Science Fiction
Caves
Killing Time
Marking Time
After Byzantium
Figuring Nothing: Mark Danielewski, House of Leaves
Wired
Blindness and Insight
Entrances Without Exits
Life Online
Father's House
"Holy Shit!": Don Delillo, Underworld
Prologue
Waste
Part 1
Andy 1
Part 2
Part 3
Andy 2
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Andy 3
Epilogue to Epilogue
Das Kapital III
After Thought
Earth Works
Concluding Unscientific Postscript: Two Styles of the Philosophy of Religion
Theological Foundations
Art and Science
Religion Within the Limits of Style Alone
Questions of Style
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index