Issue 64 The Nose Summer 2017

Table of Contents

  • Leftovers / Up, Up, and Around
    Joshua Bauchner
    The impersonal pleasures of the paternoster elevator
  • Sentences / A History of the Lights and Shadows
    Brian Dillon
    Learning sympathy from George Eliot
  • Ingestion / Squirrels and Spiders
    David B. Goldstein
    A table set, a wild animal, and us, invisible
  • Inventory / Concrete Politics
    Courtney Stephens and Pacho Velez
    The fragmentary presence of the Berlin Wall in the United States
  • Language at the End of the World
    Jacob Mikanowski
    The undecipherable rongorongo script of Easter Island
  • Vision Quest
    William Germano
    Bringing the eye chart into focus
  • Welcome to Armageddon!
    Julian Lucas
    A philosophy of “permadeath” in the multiuser dungeon
  • Onfim the Artist
    Justin E. H. Smith
    The birch bark drawings of a thirteenth-century Slavonic schoolboy
  • Against Gravity
    Avinoam Shalem
    A vertical history of places and things
  • Political Overtures
    Justin Patch
    Playing to the crowd on the presidential campaign trail
The Nose
  • Noble Rot
    Elaine Ayers
    Joseph Arnold and the discovery of the corpse flower
  • Cinematic Airs
    Christopher Turner
    The battle of the “smellies”
  • The Luminosity of the Nose
    D. Graham Burnett
    Edward Lear’s Dong and the limits of critical rationality
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