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eBook Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark ePub

by Christopher Dewdney

  • ISBN: 1582345996
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Christopher Dewdney
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (June 4, 2005)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1920 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1594 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 341

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Christopher Dewdney is the author of three books of nonfiction-Last Flesh, The Secular Grail, and . Anyone who remembers the magic of fireflies in their childhood, will adore this book. It examines life after dark all over the world.

Christopher Dewdney is the author of three books of nonfiction-Last Flesh, The Secular Grail, and The Immaculate Perception-as well as eleven books of poetry. A three-time nominee for Governor General's Awards and a first-prize winner of the CBC Literary Competition, Dewdney lives in Toronto, Ontario. The writing is exquisite, and you will wish you had seen what the author saw in the writing of this book.

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Acquainted with the Night: Excursions through the World After Dark (or Acquainted with the Night: A Celebration of the Dark Hours) is a non-fiction book by Christopher Dewdney about various aspects of night. It was first published in 2004 by HarperCollins. It uses the same title as the Robert Frost poem "Acquainted with the Night".

Dewdney, Christopher, 1951-. New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. China-America Digital Academic Library (CADAL). As you read these pages, your life will change, because the way you see half of it will change. Weaving together science and storytelling, art and anthropology, Dewdney takes readers on a fascinating journey through the nocturnal realm.

Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark. by Christopher Dewdney

Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark. by Christopher Dewdney. In twelve chapters corresponding to the twelve hours of night, he illuminates night's central themes, including sunsets, nocturnal animals, bedtime stories, festivals of the night, fireworks, astronomy, nightclubs, sleep and dreams, the graveyard shift, the art of darkness, and endless nights.

Only Christopher Dewdney could mine the darkest pools of lore, legend, natural history, science, cultural history and the arts to. .Acquainted With The Night is an amazing book that chronicles the twelve hours of the night.

Using an original hour-by-hour structure that follows night’s progression from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, Dewdney explores and celebrates a single representative night at each point on the clock. Seemingly disparate topics such as science, art, history, philosophy, fireworks, astronomy, psychology, bed.

Dewdney's writing is gorgeous: at turns it's funny, poignant, and illuminating. It's easy to tell the writer is a poet. Recently Viewed and Featured. Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark. At the same time, it's full of fascinating trivia and pieces of knowledge, covering history, physics, literature, astronomy, psychology, and philosophy. The Immaculate Perception. Last Flesh: Life in the Transhuman Era.

Christopher Dewdney explores various aspects of a universal day during the twelve hours from sundown to sunrise. There is a sadness about the whole poem. I have been one acquainted with the night. Popular Study Guides.

In twelve chapters corresponding to the twelve hours of night, Christopher Dewdney illuminates night's central themes, including sunsets, nocturnal animals, bedtime stories, festivals of the night, fireworks, astronomy, nightclubs, sleep and dreams, the graveyard shift, the art of darkness, and endless nights. With infections curiosity, a lyrical, intimate tone, and an eye for nighttime beauties both natural and man-made, he paints a captivating portrait of our hours in darkness.

Comments

uspeh uspeh
Dewdney is his own poet, thinker, and man. This traces the origin of "night" in art, and if it is indeed a more prevalent condition than that of daylight or light. Dewdney spares himself nothing, moving even his physical location to explore what it is like to live in a perpetual nighttime. A little like Colin Wilson without the excess, Dewdney is an original we should never neglect.
Whitebeard Whitebeard
The early part of this book was fascinating - the science and culture of night, the mythology and psychology and physiology. I was fascinated by the stages of night and the stages of sleep but toward the end, during the discussion of paintings that were influenced by night, my interest waned. In spite of that, I'd recommend the book for anyone who has walked by night and wondered.
Jark Jark
An absolutely delightful book for those of us whose favorite time of day begins when the sun sets. Christopher does an excellent job of blending the world of science, culture, anthropology, history, astronomy and more to give the reader the most comprehensive book about night. It's very relaxing and gives the reader an excellent visual. The writer also blends some humor and personal experience. Very well done. Highly recommended for those who love night. The book will take you there.
Walan Walan
This book was a little too poetic at times, I learned how to skim it, but on the whole it was a great. I loved how each chapter corresponded to a different hour of the night and about different faucets of our human experience of the night (lore, night life, things that go bump).
Morlurne Morlurne
I found this book to be well worth its five star rateing. Every chapter taught me about things I didn't know. This book is a wealth of interesting information and I believe after reading this book you'll never look at the night the same way again.
Phallozs Dwarfs Phallozs Dwarfs
Anyone who remembers the magic of fireflies in their childhood, will adore this book. It examines life after dark all over the world.
The writing is exquisite, and you will wish you had seen what the author saw in the writing of this book.
Lailace Lailace
Ok, I did like this book. There were times, many times however, I wished it would drop the poetics and pick up the pace. There are many interesting FACTS in this book sprinkled through philosophy and poetics. Some of the potics just aren't that interesting to me. I'd say buy the paperback. It's a good decent book but not library worthy...read it and pass it on.

Chris
Last night I "finished" <u>Acquainted with the Night: Excursions through the world after dark</u> by Christopher Dewdney. I invoke the double quotation marks because I skimmed an awful lot of this book. That said, it did contain a great number of very interesting passages; I was greatly interested in the nocturnal animals, the stages of sleep, some of the astronomy etc. Much of the book is taken up by two-plus pages of waxing lyrical, that borders on purple, about the upcoming topic at the start of every chapter, and some of the most interesting fodder is reduced to what amounts to the listing of facts with little exposition. In these cases, we are being told many things we really already new. The section on mythology and others read like filler, and had a tenuous link to the topic at best anyway. Another problem was that the author intruded a little too much with very subjective (and, one might argue, ill thought out) comments. e.g. on the subject of famous insomniacs, the author comments on Marilyn Monroe:

Her pharmeceutical toolkit included Sulfathallidine, Librium, and the phenobarbital Nembutal. In the last year of her life it was thought she was taking up to twenty Nembutals a day. Although some acquaintances thought her death was suicide, the consensus was that it was brought about by an accidental overdose in combination with alcohol. In a sense, insomnia killed Marilyn Monroe.

I guess, in the sense that a guy with an itchy nose decides to scratch it with a chainsaw - you could say an itch killed the man. Hyperbole becomes nobody, least of all a non-fiction writer.

There are strange comments like this throughout the book. I'd say if you're interested in one area in particular, find a book on those subjects instead of this jack of all trades that barely gives enough time to any of the issues.