The Lamentations of Zeno

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Boehm, Philip, translator.
London ; New York : Verso, 2016.
9781784782191, 178478219X


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viii, 164 pages ; 22 cm


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"First published as EisTau" -- copyright page
"Bavarian glaciologist Zeno Hintermeier is taking his last voyage to the Antarctic as a lecturer on board an international cruise ship. He attends to the curiosity of a privileged few as they marvel at the least explored continent and pay witness to its rapid degradation. In his early sixties, Zeno mourns the loss of his beloved glaciers, the disintegration of his loveless marriage, and the crumbling of his increasingly irrelevant career (he compares giving lectures on glaciers to "teaching veterinarians who had specialized in the subject of dinosaurs.") The desperate Zeno hatches a horrifying plan, and driven to the brink, he is convinced that his only option is to shake his fellow passengers out of their complacency and send a wake-up call to the world. With poignant, playful prose, The Lamentations of Zeno is a portrait of a man in extremis, a haunting tale that looks at the greatest challenge of our age from a uniquely human angle"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Trojanow, I., & Boehm, P. (2016). The Lamentations of Zeno. London ; New York: Verso.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Trojanow, Ilija and Philip, Boehm. 2016. The Lamentations of Zeno. London ; New York: Verso.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Trojanow, Ilija and Philip, Boehm, The Lamentations of Zeno. London ; New York: Verso, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Trojanow, Ilija,, and Philip Boehm. The Lamentations of Zeno. London ; New York: Verso, 2016. Print.

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