Account

Company

  Menu

Description

Some of the greatest thinkers and writers of our age, such as Baudelaire, Rilke, Kleist, Freud and Kafka, meditate on play and the mysteries of inanimate life.

The essays and reflections in this collection explore the seriousness of play and the mysteries of inanimate life - 'the unknown spaces, noises, dust, lost objects, and small animals that fill any house' - which have provoked many writers to take the side of these dead or non-human things, resulting in some of the most profound passages in literature.

On Dolls includes contributions from: Heinrich Von Kleist On the Marionette Theatre, Charles Baudelaire The Philosophy of Toys, Sigmund Freud The Uncanny, Rainer Maria Rilke On the Dolls of Lotte Pritzel, Franz Kafka The Cares of a Family Man, Bruno Schulz Tailors' Dummies, Walter Benjamin Old Toys: The Toy Exhibition at the Märkisches Museum, Elizabeth Bishop Cirque d'Hiver, Dennis Silk The Marionette Theatre, Marina Warner On the Threshold: Sleeping Beauties.

"Kenneth Gross is particularly illuminating about the passionate intensity or violent hunger for being that seems to be the particular characteristic of puppets; it is as though, as the fossilised form of human longing, the puppet longs in turn, vividly and vivaciously, for the life that can never be its own. " Steven Connor on Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life

Tag This Book

This Book Has Been Tagged
It hasn't. Be the first to tag this book!

Our Recommendation

Track It. This book has been £10.99 within the past year.

Notify Me When The Price...

  • £
  • If I'm already tracking this book...

to track this book on eReaderIQ.

Track These Authors

to track Bruno Schultz on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Bruno Schultz.
  • to stop tracking Bruno Schultz.

to track Charles Baudelaire on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Charles Baudelaire.
  • to stop tracking Charles Baudelaire.

to track Elizabeth Bishop on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Elizabeth Bishop.
  • to stop tracking Elizabeth Bishop.

to track Franz Kafka on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Franz Kafka.
  • to stop tracking Franz Kafka.

to track Heinrich von Kleist on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Heinrich von Kleist.
  • to stop tracking Heinrich von Kleist.

to track Marina Warner on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Marina Warner.
  • to stop tracking Marina Warner.

to track Rainer Maria Rilke on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Rainer Maria Rilke.
  • to stop tracking Rainer Maria Rilke.

to track Sigmund Freud on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Sigmund Freud.
  • to stop tracking Sigmund Freud.

to track Walter Benjamin on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Walter Benjamin.
  • to stop tracking Walter Benjamin.

to track Kenneth Gross on eReaderIQ.

  • to be notified each time the price drops on any book by Kenneth Gross.
  • to stop tracking Kenneth Gross.

Price Summary

  • We started tracking this book on July 3, 2013.
  • This book was £9.89 when we started tracking it.
  • The price of this book has changed 133 times in the past 3,503 days.
  • The current price of this book is £14.40 last checked one day ago.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past six months is £11.35.
  • This lowest price this book has been offered at in the past year is £10.99.
  • The lowest price to date was £6.42 last reached on March 10, 2021.
  • This book has been £6.42 one time since we started tracking it.
  • The highest price to date was £14.40 last reached on February 1, 2023.
  • This book has been £14.40 25 times since we started tracking it.
  • This book is currently at its highest price since we started tracking it.

Genres

Additional Info

  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Disabled
  • Print Length: 128 Pages
  • File Size: 2,913 KB

We last verified the price of this book about one day ago. At that time, the price was £14.40. This price is subject to change. The price displayed on the Amazon.co.uk website at the time of purchase is the price you will pay for this book. Please confirm the price before making any purchases.