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Philosophical Toys – A Novel, Paperback / softback Book

Philosophical Toys – A Novel Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


Nina, a drifter from southern Spain comes to London in search of experience, only to find that the strangest of stories is hiding in her father's loft in Almer?a...A playfully concocted, fast-paced novel committed to the irresistible pleasure of reading, both a celebration and a critique of our relationship to objects (from fetishes, to curios, to commodities, to objectum sexuality, to our becoming cyborgs through our addiction to technology), "Philosophical Toys" travels through different times, countries and experiences as chance leads Nina to encounter time and again the enigmatic nature of things, which end up transforming her into that most rare of species: a female philosopher.Witty and elegiac, "Philosophical Toys" takes the reader on a tour of fetishism, late capitalist culture, Bu?uels films, psychoanalysis, Alzheimer's disease, as well as the avatars of belonging to two cultures, an experience increasingly shared by a myriad of expatriates.


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