Song of the ghost in the machine / Roger Horrocks.Material type: BookPublisher: Wellington [New Zealand] : Victoria University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 87 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780864739858.Genre/Form: Poetry. | New Zealand poetry -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ821.3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
'After more than twenty thousand days in this world I'm back to basics. My body is dated equipment and I ride it as though I've borrowed it for the day, taking its senses on a test flight.' Song of the Ghost in the Machine is a free-wheeling philosophical poem that emerged during the walks Roger Horrocks took over a year of his life. In this striking, one-of-a-kind work, he seeks to engage as directly as possible with the basic elements of life - the self and the body, sleeping and waking, death and belief, and above all the strangeness of thought ('the ghost in the machine'). In his curious look at life from unexpected angles, he draws upon state-of-the-art science and philosophy, doing so in a lively, accessible, down-to-earth way.
"Song of the Ghost in the Machine is a free-wheeling philosophical poem that emerged during the walks Roger Horrocks took over one year of his life. In this one-of-a-kind work, he seeks to engage as directly as possible with the basic elements of life, the self and the body, sleeping and waking, death and belief, and above all the strangeness of thought (the ghost in the machine). His curiosity leads him to science, philosophy and literature as he explores what it is to be human"--Publisher's information.
Includes bibliographical references.
Walking -- Consciousness -- Body -- Language -- Melancholia -- Self -- Micro/Macro -- Sleeping and Waking -- Death -- Evolution -- Gods.
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Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- 1 Walking (p. 7)
- 2 Consciousness (p. 13)
- 3 Body (p. 22)
- 4 Language (p. 27)
- 5 Melancholia (p. 34)
- 6 Self (p. 41)
- 7 Micro/Macro (p. 47)
- 8 Sleeping and Waking (p. 52)
- 9 Death (p. 57)
- 10 Evolution (p. 64)
- 11 Gods (p. 70)
- Author's note (p. 76)
- References (p. 79)