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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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"Amusing and erudite, fascinating and spirited. Bravo!" The Times Literary Supplement (London)

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"A wonderful, delightfully humorous polemic against everything wrong with the way we deal with time today." The Independent (London), Books of the Year

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"An irresistibly provocative and political analysis of time in our personal lives....Her wittily enthusiastic thesis is that time has too long been used as a tool to power: as a manifesto it could cause a revolution." The Times (London), Books of the Year

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"A Sideways Look at Time does for time what Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance did for philosophy....Passionately written and cogently argued, it's a book you should make time to read."Time Out London

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A brilliant and poetic exploration of the way that we experience time in our everyday lives.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Jay Griffiths's 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 Pips and Oceans and the Now 1
2 F.FWD. The Trouser-Arrow of Speed 37
3 Mythical Lizards, Bacchus's Bins and Mining the Past 58
4 Bottoms Up! Mischief Nights and Millennium Days 98
5 Wreaking Good Havoc — A Time of Women 134
6 Wet Round Time and Dry Linear Time 155
7 The Power and the Glory 178
8 Life's too Shor 208
9 Progress is a Four-Letter Word 233
10 A Teflon Tomorrow 258
11 Natoure 294
12 Tootle Pip 319
13 Wild Time 335
Bibliography 365
Index 395
Acknowledgments 403

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uncle_loki, September 21, 2007 (view all comments by uncle_loki)
This book had some interesting information in it, but it was way too long. I thought she could have made her points much more succinctly than she did. My impatience may just go to show that I have missed the point of the book, but that's how I feel. I also did not enjoy her sense of humor, although that's a matter of taste. Someone else I know thought she was really funny. So I guess my final evaluation is that it's probably a decent book, but it just didn't jive with me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781585423064
Author:
Griffiths, Jay
Publisher:
Tarcher
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Mental & Spiritual Healing
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
March 8, 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.10x5.54x1.06 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 416 pages Jeremy P. Tarcher - English 9781585423064 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Amusing and erudite, fascinating and spirited. Bravo!"
"Review" by , "A wonderful, delightfully humorous polemic against everything wrong with the way we deal with time today."
"Review" by , "An irresistibly provocative and political analysis of time in our personal lives....Her wittily enthusiastic thesis is that time has too long been used as a tool to power: as a manifesto it could cause a revolution."
"Review" by , "A Sideways Look at Time does for time what Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance did for philosophy....Passionately written and cogently argued, it's a book you should make time to read."
"Synopsis" by , A brilliant and poetic exploration of the way that we experience time in our everyday lives.
"Synopsis" by ,
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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