The Sleep Of Reason

Author: C.P. Snow

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 0755118510

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

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The penultimate novel in the Strangers and Brothers series takes Goya’s theme of monsters that appear in our sleep. The sleep of reason here is embodied in the ghastly murders of children that involve torture and sadism.

Doctor Who The Sleep Of Reason

Author: Martin Day

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144641793X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 3086


Caroline Laska Darnell is a perfectly normal 19 year-old: worried about boyfriends, acne and exams; passionate about dance music and piercings. But one day a terrible suicide attempt sees her admitted to the Retreat, a groundbreaking medical centre in the woods. To her horror, she recognises the Retreat from her nightmares about an old building haunted by ghostly dogs, and she realises that something is very wrong with the institute. She digs deeper and realises that her family are intimately connected with the history of the Retreat. Before he died, Laskas father left her a dog tooth pendant and mysterious diaries and documents. Through these, Laska discovers that the Retreat was once an asylum that almost burnt to the ground in 1902. Her research brings her to the attention of medical officer Dr Smith, and his friends Fitz and Trix. Smith is utterly fascinated by Laskas waking dreams and prophetic nightmares, but if Laska is cant trust her own perceptions, can she trust Dr Smith?

A Study Guide for Antonio Buero Vallejo's "The Sleep of Reason"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410358224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Antonio Buero Vallejo's "The Sleep of Reason," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.

The Sleep of Others and the Transformations of Sleep Research

Author: Kenton Kroker

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802037690

Category: Science

Page: 533

View: 8172


We tend to think of sleep as a private concern, a night-time retreat from the physical world into the realm of the subconscious. Yet sleep also has a public side; it has been the focal point of religious ritual, philosophic speculation, political debate, psychological research, and more recently, neuroscientific investigation and medical practice. In this first ever history of sleep research, Kenton Kroker draws on a wide range of material to present the story of how an investigative field - at one time dominated by the study of dreams - slowly morphed into a laboratory-based discipline. The result of this transformation, Kroker argues, has changed the very meaning of sleep from its earlier conception to an issue for public health and biomedical intervention. Examining a vast historical period of 2500 years, Kroker separates the problems associated with the history of dreaming from those associated with sleep itself and charts sleep-related diseases such as narcolepsy, insomnia, and sleep apnea. He describes the discovery of rapid eye movement - REM - during the 1950s, and shows how this discovery initiated the creation of 'dream laboratories' that later emerged as centres for sleep research during the 1960s and 1970s. Kroker's work is unique in subject and scope and will be enormously useful for both sleep researchers, medical historians, and anybody who's ever lost a night's sleep.

The Sleep of Behemoth

Author: Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467896

Category: History

Page: 352

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In The Sleep of Behemoth, Jehangir Yezdi Malegam explores the emergence of conflicting concepts of peace in western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Ever since the Early Church, Christian thinkers had conceived of their peace separate from the peace of the world, guarded by the sacraments and shared only grudgingly with powers and principalities. To kingdoms and communities they had allowed attenuated versions of this peace, modes of accommodation and domination that had tranquility as the goal. After 1000, reformers in the papal curia and monks and canons in the intellectual circles of northern France began to reimagine the Church as an engine of true peace, whose task it was eventually to absorb all peoples through progressive acts of revolutionary peacemaking. Peace as they envisioned it became a mandate for reform through conflict, coercion, and insurrection. And the pursuit of mere tranquility appeared dangerous, and even diabolical. As Malegam shows, within western Christendom's major centers of intellectual activity and political thought, the clergy competed over the meaning and monopolization of the term "peace." contrasting it with what one canon lawyer called the "sleep of Behemoth," a diabolical "false" peace of lassitude and complacency, one that produced unsuitable forms of community and friendship that must be overturned at all costs. Out of this contest over the meaning and ownership of true peace, Malegam concludes, medieval thinkers developed theologies that shaped secular political theory in the later Middle Ages. The Sleep of Behemoth traces this radical experiment in redefining the meaning of peace from the papal courts of Rome and the schools of Laon, Liege, and Paris to its gradual spread across the continent and its impact on such developments as the rise of papal monarchism; the growth of urban, communal self-government; and the emergence of secular and mystical scholasticism.

The Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in Art

Author: Hope B. Werness

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415257

Category: Reference

Page: 476

View: 9867


Animals and their symbolism in diverse world cultures and different eras of human history are chronicled in this lovely volume.

The Exquisite Corpse

Author: Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren,Davis Schneiderman,Tom Denlinger

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803227817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

View: 2005


This work addresses historical and contemporary manifestations of poems, drawings, collages, and performance works that employ the ritual of the 'cadaver exquis'.

In the Company of Shakespeare

Author: Thomas Moisan,Douglas Bruster,Gwynne Blakemore Evans,Fairleigh Dickinson University

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838639023

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 357

View: 6992


This book is an anthology of critical essays written about English literature during the Renaissance (or the 'early-modern' period). It focuses on Shakespeare's poetry and plays, including the 'Sonnets', 'The Phoenix and the Turtle', 'The Rape of Lucrece', 'King Lear', 'Othello', 'Measure for Measure', and 'Timon of Athens'. Also examined are the publication of the plays of Beaumont and Fletcher, William Cartwright's play 'The Royal Slave', and James Halliwell-Phillips, one of the central figures in the Shakespearean textual tradition.

Reading Objects 2005

Author: Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438431161

Category: Art

Page: 40

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Featuring works from the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s permanent collection, this illustrated catalogue documents an interdisciplinary exhibition, hosted periodically by the museum, in which faculty and staff from across the SUNY New Paltz campus are invited to respond a variety of works of art, including archaeological artifacts, sculpture, painting, and photography. The responses range from short academic and personal essays to stories and poems, and taken together they offer innovative examples of how to approach art from a variety of academic disciplines and personal perspectives.