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Roget's Illusion

Linda Bierds
Format
Book
Published
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Language
English
Uniform Title
Poems
ISBN
9780399165467 (hbk : acid-free paper), 0399165460 (hbk : acid-free paper)
Summary
He is best known for his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, but among filmmakers Roget is better known for his explanation of the optical illusion that still bedevils them: Why does a wheel moving forward always seem on film to be running backward? For Linda Bierds, the illusion also refers to our relationship to language, to our belief that words hold something more than their definitions. Why do we strive to articulate the world even as we know this is a shifting and illusory pursuit? Why do we continue to seek perfection, pursue beauty, yearn for immortality? Roget's Illusion offers no answer. It simply shows the striving.
Description
98 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
"A Marian Wood book."
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