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Time and Time Again

Time and Time Again

John Zerzan (Author)

  • Publisher: Detritus Books
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 105
  • Released: Mar 13, 2018
  • ISBN-13: 9781948501002


These three essays were written about a dozen years apart, from the mid-’80s to 2017. Zerzan has been intrigued by the subject and so has returned to try again.

He thinks that it is with time–that is, our consciousness of this so-elusive object–that we first enter into a symbolic field or dimension. Our lives thus begin an estrangement that grows and grows. Time and alienation are two words that are the measure of each other. Time becomes a thing, standing pitilessly over us.

Taken together maybe these pieces are strands toward solving the puzzle of time. In his view the topic is best understood historically (and pre-historically) so as to ground and be able to chart its course.

Once we lived without time. Now it’s all too real. But it was never a natural or inevitable development. A harbinger of symbolic culture...and look what that’s brought us.

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