Join Repeater and Toby Austin Locke to celebrate his new book, The Living and the Dead at The Word bookshop on 4th May 2017, 7pm.
Toby Austin Locke will give a short talk about the book and refreshments will be provided.
The Living and the Dead examines the complex barriers and boundaries between the worlds of life and death, drawing on philosophy, ethnography, literature and natural science in order to suggest that rather than being seen as opposing terms, life and death are better understood as continuous tendencies acting upon one another in a relationship where neither can be seen as passive.
Arguing that the failure to think the relationship between that which is living and that which is not leads to situations where both life and death are degraded, The Living and the Dead, proposes that to confront the challenges of our times—the dominance of economism, the ecological crisis, technological advancement—we need to develop a more nuanced, complex, and fluid understand of the relationships between life and death.
"Astute and bold...The Living and the Dead is a challenging and intriguing counterpoint to the modern embrace of the static and the tangible." - Foreword Reviews
"Intriguing and beautifully written - recommended reading for anyone interested in finding new ways to think about life and death." - Amazon
Dates & times
|4 May 2017||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
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