The visible unseen : essays

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Gainesville Public Library - Silver Springs - Adult Nonfiction
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145 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm


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Translated from the Spanish.
"Andrea Chapela, one of Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists of 2021, breaks down literary and scientific conventions in this prize-winning collection of experimental essays exploring the properties and poetics of glass, mirrors, and light as a means of understanding the self. In powerful, formally inventive essays, The Visible Unseen disrupts the purported cultural divide between arts and science. As both a chemist and an award-winning author, Chapela zeros in on the literary metaphors buried in the facts and figures of her scientific observations. Through questioning scientific conundrums that lie beyond the limits of human perception, she winds up putting herself under the microscope as well. While considering the technical definition of glass as a liquid or a solid, Chapela stumbles upon a framework for understanding the in-between-ness of her own life. Turning her focus toward mirrors, she finds metaphors for our cultural obsessions with self-image in the physics and chemistry of reflection. And as she compiles a history of the scientific study of light, she comes to her final conclusion: that the purpose of description-be it scientific or literary-can never be to define reality, only to confirm our perception of it. Lyrical, introspective, and methodical, The Visible Unseen constructs a startling new perspective from which to examine ourselves and the ways we create meaning"--,Provided by publisher.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chapela, A., & Vanada, K. (2022). The visible unseen: essays . Restless Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chapela, Andrea, 1990- and Kelsi Vanada. 2022. The Visible Unseen: Essays. Brooklyn: Restless Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Chapela, Andrea, 1990- and Kelsi Vanada. The Visible Unseen: Essays Brooklyn: Restless Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chapela, Andrea, and Kelsi Vanada. The Visible Unseen: Essays Restless Books, 2022.

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