A Sideways Look at Time

A Sideways Look at Time


By (author) Jay Griffiths

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  • Publisher: Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Format: Paperback | 403 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 208mm x 28mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 8 March 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Los Angeles
  • ISBN 10: 1585423068
  • ISBN 13: 9781585423064
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 248,085

Product description

A brilliant and poetic exploration of the way that we experience time in our everyday lives. Why does time seem so short? How does women's time differ from men's? Why does time seem to move slowly in the countryside and quickly in cities? How do different cultures around the world see time? In A Sideways Look at Time, Jay Griffiths takes readers on an extraordinary tour of time as we have never seen it before. With this dazzling and defiant work, Griffiths introduces us to dimensions of time that are largely forgotten in our modern lives. She presents an infectious argument for other, more magical times, the diverse cycles of nature, of folktale or carnival, when time is unlimited and on our side. This is a book for those who suspect that there's more to time than clocks. Irresistible and provocative, A Sideways Look at Time could change the way we view time-forever.

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Author information

Jay Griffiths' writing has appeared in The London Review of Books, The Guardian, The Observer, The Ecologist magazine, and Resurgence magazine, of which she is an associate editor.

Review quote

"An exercise indeed in Dharma, Poetry, and Philosophy." --Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Table of contents

A Sideways Look at TimeIntroduction 1. Pips and Oceans and the Now 2. F.Fwd. The Trouser-Arrow of Speed 3. Mythical Lizards, Bacchus's Bins and Mining the Past 4. Bottoms Up! Mischief Nights and Millennium Days 5. Wreaking Good Havoc—A Time of Women 6. Wet Round Time and Dry Linear Time 7. The Power and the Glory 8. Life's Too Short 9. Progress is a Four-Letter Word 10. A Teflon Tomorrow 11. Natoure 12. Tootle Pip 13. Wild Time Bibliography Sources & Suggestions for Further Reading Index Acknowledgments