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Philosophers have become increasingly concerned with the places and spaces of our Earth. They are finally coming to acknowledge their situatedness, and to be grateful for it. Sallis's wonderful book evokes in word and image the power of places that bring him-and now us-to think, feel, imagine, and write." -David Farrell Krell, DePaul UniversityHow does it feel to get caught in a violent storm in the high Alps? What does a visitor think while ascending the sacred way in Delphi? How does a rock garden in Kyoto challenge one's sense of self? What comes out of a face-to-face encounter with deer in the woods? In Topographies, John Sallis invites readers to open their imaginations to the power of evocative places. Written in the style of a travel diary, Sallis responds reflectively and receptively to experiences that are beyond the carefully prepared tidbits of the exotic that often characterize tourism. On this venture into the foreign, Sallis discloses a unique power for drawing from place as he allows himself and readers to be drawn into it. Forty illustrations grace the book and enhance our sense of what it means to understand and connect to our world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 142.2 x 203.2 x 12.7mm | 421.85g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 figures, 39 color photos
  • 0253218713
  • 9780253218711
  • 1,213,391

About John Sallis

John Sallis is Frederick J. Adelmann, S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He is author of Force of Imagination (IUP, 2000) and On Translation (IUP, 2002).show more

Table of contents

ContentsForeword: Evocative Places1. Translations2. Elements3. Winter Stories4. Arches5. Welkin6. Sublimities7. Garden Time8. Islands9. Caldera10. Thalassic Surfaces11. Lightlines12. Ascent13. Earthbound14. Silence15. Storm at Dusk16. Solstitial Fires17. Ancient Memories18. Chora19. Descent20. At Sea21. Mountain Spectacle22. Lumen Naturale23. Mountain Time24. Of Stone25. Protractive Places26. Visible Elements27. Cascata28. Quiet Visibility29. Shelterings30. A Little Night Music31. Beyond the Narrows32. ForceIndexshow more

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"Philosophers have become increasingly concerned with the places and spaces of our Earth. They are finally coming to acknowledge their situatedness, and to be grateful for it. Sallis's wonderful book evokes in word and image the power of places that bring him--and now us--to think, feel, imagine, and write." --David Farrell Krell, DePaul Universityshow more

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