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Plowing the dark

by Richard L. Powers

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRichard Powers.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3566.O92 P56 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination415 p. ;
Number of Pages415
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL46361M
ISBN 100374234612
LC Control Number99045084

  Richard Powers is a MacArthur Fellow and the author of Three Farmers On Their Way to a Dance, Prisoners Dilemma, The Gold Bug Variations, the National Book Award-nominated Operation Wandering Soul, Galatea , nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Plowing the Dark, and, most recently, The Time of Our Singing%(). Plowing The Dark. Book Binding:Paperback / softback. Author:Powers, Richard. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books USA was founded in See details - Plowing The Dark by Powers, Richard Paperback Book The Fast Free Shipping. Qty.

  Books. Plowing the Dark, by Richard Powers. reviewed by Gordon Houser Decem The abundance of ideas Richard Powers throws at readers can feel overwhelming. As I read this novel, Powers's seventh, I was tempted to try to identify each literary allusion or reference to popular culture. Yet, though Powers is one of our foremost. Plowing the Dark sports as an epigraph Auden’s elegy for Yeats, with its famous aphorism that "poetry makes nothing happen." But Powers elegantly rebuts this throughout the novel, using Yeats’s own "Sailing to Byzantium," that great epic of transfiguration through art.

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Both of these sections primarily focus on Laurel. Plowing The Dark is virtual reality composed in a language that will never go obsolete. No one who becomes immersed in its poetry will walk out the way he or she came in.”—Kevin Berger, The San Francisco Chronicle Book ReviewCited by: Plowing The Dark is virtual reality composed in a language that will never go obsolete.

No one who becomes immersed in its poetry will walk out the way he or she came in.” —Kevin Berger, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review “Plowing The Dark may be [Powers's] most finely executed story yet Relentless and mesmerizing a beautiful homage to the sine qua non.

Plowing the Dark is fiction that explores the imagination’s power to both destroy and save. Vursell Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York Times Notable Book, Quality Paperback Book Club Selection, Book Overview.

In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual reality researchers race to complete the Cavern, an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast Byzantine cathedral.

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Without distraction or hope of release, he must keep himself whole by the force of his memory alone. Each infinite, empty day moves him closer to insanity, and only the surprising arrival of sanctuary sustains him for the shattering conclusion.

Plowing the Dark is fiction that explores the imagination's power to both destroy and save.