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The secret life of puppets

by Victoria Nelson

  • 394 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading

Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science fiction -- History and criticism.,
  • Science fiction -- Religious aspects.,
  • Puppets in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [293]-335) and index.

    StatementVictoria Nelson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3433.6 .N45 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 350 p. :
    Number of Pages350
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18353040M
    ISBN 100674006305
    LC Control Number2001039088

    Suzanne Bennett. Painter. Member since Personal library “Currently on my nightstand.” The Secret Life of Puppets. by Victoria Nelson “A very interesting (tho dense) book about how art & culture have taken on the key themes of the supernatural and ‘magic’ in the last two decades since the Judeo-Christian culture moved more towards Rationalism and Secular Humanism. Using puppets, along with other storytelling props, is an easy and fun way to make books come to life for preschoolers. We’ve found a wonderful book to incorporate into puppet storytelling and it’s perfect for Spring! Puppet Storytelling With A Spring Theme. Spring is Here by William Hillenbrand is a wonderful book to use for puppet.

    The Secret Life of Puppets. By Victoria Nelson. Harvard University Press, pages. $ In an interview with the Village Voice Victoria Nelson recalls the questions that had stimulated her research for this book: "Why is it that the only way the supernatural is represented in popular culture is in an overwhelmingly demonic fashion? Buy The secret life of puppets, Oxfam, Victoria Nelson, , , Books, Society Politics Philosophy.

      Finding the real J. Edgar Hoover has been the passion of author Richard Hack for nearly two decades, leading him to write the book, “Puppet Master: The Secret life of J. Edgar Hoover."Author: John Hockenberry.   We get the sense even Anne didn’t understand the man she was living with, and this suspicion is confirmed when Lindbergh’s stunning secret life is revealed in the book’s final section.


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― Neil Gaiman, author of American Gods “ The Secret Life of Puppets is one of the most important and inspiring books I've read in many years. Ranging The secret life of puppets book in the imagination of Western culture, it shows wisely how the human soul went into eclipse, where it remained hidden, and how it might return.

The language is fresh, the ideas by: Conceived as a single tome after receiving avid encouragement in that direction subsequent to her completion of a handful of independent—but thematically linked—essays, The Secret Life of Puppets pursues the fortunes of the losing side of the Enlightenment duality conflict—the transcendent —and its relegation to the shadows of the grotesque grotto during the three hundred plus year reign of /5.

Zeebra Books Nelson's study of the divergence of religion and science and the evolution of puppets and images in popular culture (among many other things) lives up to its stated intention: to.

The Secret Life of Puppets is an important book that I very strongly recommend both for the general reader and for specialists in the history of esotericism. Nelson's argument is rich and complex, and begins with her thesis that contemporary Western society, particularly American society, is undergoing a paradigm shift to re-include esoteric elements that have been excluded for several centuries.

In a backward look at an era now drawing to a close, "The Secret Life of Puppets" describes a curious reversal in the roles of art and religion: where art and literature once took their content from religion, we came increasingly to seek religion, covertly, through art and entertainment.

Victoria Nelson, The Secret Life of Puppets. (Cambridge, Massachusetts, & London: Harvard University Press, ). ISBN Victoria Nelson's highly informative book is an indispensable guide to students and scholars alike. The Secret Life of Puppets by Victoria Nelson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

Culture > Books > Reviews The Secret Life of Puppets, by Victoria Nelson Living Dolls, by Gaby Wood From robot dolls to cyborgs. Two wonderfully strange books about the history and culture of puppets are Victoria Nelson’s The Secret Life of Puppets and Kevin Gross’s Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life.

Sometimes, if the puppet represents a character from a book, I'll ask the children if they have any questions they'd like to ask the puppet. This activity helps students to explore the characters and plots of read-aloud stories in imaginative ways. The Secret (and Very Creative) Life of Puppets.

Teachers: Use Your Creativity to Find the. Nelson’s breathtaking jaunt through the underground of Western culture is certainly illuminating and sometimes intoxicating Expertly researched, forcefully written, magnificently produced, The Secret Life of Puppets is a haunting, highly charged book that leaves a strong after-image of worlds within worlds.

The Secret Life of Puppets explores the hauntings, possessions, and other uncanny phenomena proliferating in literature and entertainment (and by no means only on the margins); she argues strongly, through vivid and original readings of H. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe and many artifacts in a variety of media, for a new approach to the uses of fantasy and to the relationship between material and /5(11).

 e Secret Life o f Puppets is bombastic, scatt ergun, in places ha rdly argued a t all, but is a treasure tr ove for the scholar o f new religions and spirit ualities to mine, seeking di  eren t Author: Carole Cusack. In a backward look at an era now drawing to a close, The Secret Life of Puppets describes a curious reversal in the roles of art and religion: where art and literature once took their content from religion, we came increasingly to seek religion, covertly, through art and entertainment.

Secret Life Of Puppets by Victoria Nelson available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews. In one of those rare books that allows us to see the world not as we've never seen it. The secret life of puppets by Victoria Nelson. Publication date Topics Science fiction -- History and criticism., Science fiction -- Religious aspects., Puppets in literature.

Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on August 6, Pages: In her provocative new book, The Secret Life of Puppets, Victoria Nelson contends that modern civilization has repressed our spiritual instincts.

And these, she argues, like all repressed instincts, have come back to surprise us in strange new forms. She also seems to feel the "lower" form of fiction have been unjustly disparaged. Although the intent seems to be academic, Nelson's prose style renders THE SECRET LIFE OF PUPPETS more of a pleasure read than a textbook/5.

The secret life of puppets by Victoria Nelson. 3 Want to read; Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass. Written in English. The Secret Life of Puppets by Victoria Nelson avg rating — ratings — published — 4 editions. Victoria Nelson's The Secret Life of Puppets is an ambitious book that compels with its subject matter, which is no less than the fate of spirituality in the notoriously materialist and irreligious West.

What do puppets have to do with such weighty matters? A lot, as Nelson sees it.It speaks to an ancient fearfulness of a woman’s intrinsic and profound power: the power to bring life into the world, or, as in Medea’s case, to eradicate it.

In your new book, In the House in the Dark of the Woods, it feels as though you tapped into some very ancient .Author Victoria Nelson is a writer of fiction, criticism, and memoir. Her books include the award-winning Gothicka and The Secret Life of Puppets.

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