Time by Eva Hoffman
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Novelist, cultural commentator, memoirist, and historian Eva Hoffman examines our ever-changing perception of time in this inspired addition to the BIG IDEAS/small books series

Time has always been the great given, the element that establishes the governing facts of human fate that cannot be circumvented, deconstructed, or wished away. But these days we are tampering with time in ways that affect how we live, the textures of our experience, and our very sense of what it is to be human. What is the nature of time in our time? Why is it that even as we live longer than ever before, we feel that we have ever less of this basic good? What effects do the hyperfast technologies--computers, video games, instant communications--have on our inner lives and even our bodies? And as we examine biology and mind on evermore microscopic levels, what are we learning about the process and parameters of human time? Hoffman regards our relationship to time--from jet lag to aging, sleep to cryogenic freezing--in this broad, eye-opening meditation on life’s essential medium and its contemporary challenges.


About Eva Hoffman

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EVA HOFFMAN is the author of Lost in Translation: A Life In A New Language, Shtetl, and The Secret. Her essays and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Yale Review, and other publications.
Published October 27, 2009 by Picador. 224 pages
Genres: History, Science & Math, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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The Bookbag

Time itself is divided into four parts (Time and the Body, Time and the Mind, Time and Culture and Time in our Time) each therefore dealing with how the concept of time is enframed into our physical being, psyche, culture and contemporary society.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of Time (Big Ideas/Small Books)

Time Out New York

Robert (Philip Seymour Hoffman) wants to share first violin duties with the more talented Daniel (Mark Ivanir), while Jules (Catherine Keener) just wants to hold the group together.

Apr 05 2013 | Read Full Review of Time (Big Ideas/Small Books)

Time Out New York

One of the worst films I've seen in a long time, cannot believe such a good cast could sign up to this garbage Colin Firth was totally underused,Cameron Diaz as stunning as ever but getting a bit long in the tooth for these kind of roles and capable of so much better also surprised to see Alan Ri...

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