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dc.contributor.authorSkoblow, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-26 23:55
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-23 14:09:07
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:42:51Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:42:51Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier1004556
dc.identifierOCN: 945783331en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25539
dc.description.abstractIn a Trance is just the sort of genre-defying work we at Peanut and punctum and, as it happens, Jeffrey Skoblow, revel in. It is a book-length essay by a fiction writer. It is a fictional essay by a literary scholar. It is a gallant assay by a smart man who thinks while he walks, and he walks a lot. The book is a meta-meditation on Paleolithic cave drawings and the humans who ponder them. It is fact-based and entrancing just as the cave drawings are actual (existing in time — loosely — and space — more definitively) and mesmerizing. Skoblow is devising stories as “we” (humans) have always devised stories though in a less familiar mode, along a less travelled path. The essay draws on (!) the careful/thoughtful/whimsical notebooks kept by Skoblow over a dozen years. The notebooks record/illuminate/complicate his visits to twelve Paleolithic art sites as well as his deep, eccentric reading of texts concerned in some way with the subject of cave drawings by an array of scientists, anthropologists, archeologists, art historians, and other sundry enthusiasts and experts, so-called and otherwise.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AC History of art / art & design styles::ACC History of art: pre-history
dc.subject.otherpaleolithic art
dc.subject.othercave paintings
dc.subject.otherposthumanism
dc.subject.otherart history
dc.subject.othercultural studies
dc.titleIn a Trance: On Paleo Art
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.21983/P3.0081.1.00
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy979dc044-00ee-4ea2-affc-b08c5bd42d13
oapen.collectionScholarLed
oapen.pages156
oapen.place.publicationBrooklyn, NY
oapen.identifier.ocn945783331


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