Art of Lying Down : A Guide to Horizontal Living
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Yayıncı Melville House ( 12 / 2013 ) ISBN 9781612193090 | Ciltli | 12,6x19,2x2,21 cm. | İngilizce | 176 Sayfa | Türler Kültür Tarihi
A strange and dreamy voice . . ., like an Italo Calvino short story, curiously translated from some lost, obscure language. --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love An utterly charming study of the history of lying down--which is more complicated than you might think We spend a good third of our lives lying down: sleeping, dreaming, making love, thinking, reading, and getting well. Bernd Brunner's ode to lying down is a rich exploration of cultural history and an entertaining collection of tales, ranging from the history of the mattress to the slow living movement to Stone Age repose--when people did not sleep lying down--and beyond. He approaches the horizontal state from a number of directions, but never loses his keen sense for the odd or unusual detail. Far from being a pose of passivity or laziness, lying down can be a protest, a chance to gather thoughts or change your point of view--the other side to our upright, productive lives. Brunner makes an eloquent case for the importance of lying down in a world that values ever-greater levels of activity, arguing that time spent horizontally offers rewards that we'd do well not to ignore."