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The Waterless Sea: A Curious History of Mirages

The Waterless Sea: A Curious History of Mirages by Christopher Pinney, ISBN: 9781780239323
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ISBN: 9781780239323
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Published: May 2018
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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The Waterless Sea: A Curious History of Mirages

Mirages have long astonished travellers and beguiled thirsty desert voyagers. Chinese and Japanese poetry and images depicted mirages as the exhalations of clam-monsters. Indian sources related them to the thirst of gazelles', a metaphor for the futility of desire. From the late eighteenth century to the present, mirages became a symbol ofOriental despotism', a malign, but also enchanted, emblem. But the mirage motif is rarely simply condemnatory. More commonly it conveys a sense of escape, of fascination, of a desire to be deceived.The Waterless Sea is the first book devoted to the theories and history of mirages. Christopher Pinney navigates a sinuous pathway through a mysterious and evanescent terrain, showing how mirages have impacted politics, culture, science, and religion, and how we can continue to learn from their sublimity.

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