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The Resource Men of action, Howard Akler

Men of action, Howard Akler

Label
Men of action
Title
Men of action
Statement of responsibility
Howard Akler
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The problem of consciousness may just be a semantic one. The brain absorbs a sea of sensory input, the tiniest fraction of which reaches the shore of our awareness. We pay attention to what is most novel, most necessary at the time. At its most reductive, the word 'consciousness' refers to the synchronized firing of neurons across multiple areas of the brain, the mental experience of attending. But should consciousness be summed up simply by its subsconscious mechanism? I would prefer a more imaginative answer. After his father, Saul, undergoes brain surgery and slips into a coma, Howard Akler begins to reflect on Saul's life, the complicated texture of consciousness, and Akler's struggles with writing and his own unpredictable mind. With echoes of Paul Auster's The Invention of Solitude and Philip Roth's Patrimony, Men of Action treads the line between memoir and meditation, and is at once elegiac, spare, and profoundly intimate"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Akler, Howard
Dewey number
153
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Exploded views
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Akler, Howard
  • Consciousness
  • Brain
Target audience
general
Label
Men of action, Howard Akler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9781552453179
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
*
Label
Men of action, Howard Akler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
119 pages
Isbn
9781552453179
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
*

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