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Eva Hoffman
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Eva Hoffman (born Eva Wydra on July 1, 1945) is an internationally acclaimed writer and academic. Eva Hoffman was born in Kraków, Poland, shortly after World War II.

Eva Hoffman (born Eva Wydra on July 1, 1945) is an internationally acclaimed writer and academic. Her parents, Boris and Maria Wydra, survived the Holocaust by hiding in a forest bunker and then by being hidden by Polish and Ukrainian neighbours. In 1959, at the age of 13, she emigrated with her parents and sister to Vancouver, British Columbia.

Eva Hoffman is no doubt a brilliant woman who has thought long and hard about the subject of time and has arrived at some conclusions worth considering.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In Shtetl (Yiddish for small town ), author Eva Hoffman brings the lost world of Eastern European Jews back to vivid life.

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But these days we are tampering with time in ways that affect how we live, the textures of our experience, and our very sense of what it is to be human. What is the nature of time in our time? Why is it that even as we live longer than ever before, we feel that.

The book discusses time in the context of the body, the mind, culture and our time. Some of the author’s points were just interesting to read, and some sparked a whole new cascade of reflections and conversations. Who knows, you might be inspired by another culture’s viewpoint on time, and apply it to your life and career. Food for thought! Book information: Title: Time. Publication Date: October 27, 2009. Series: Big Ideas/Small Books.

Inner Lives of Cultures, The These days, we do not lack information about other societies and countries writes Eva Hoffman, in her introduction to this illuminating collection of essays. But why, we must ask, does this unprececedented level of knowledge not translate into greater understanding?Spurning the sound byte, glossy guide or shallow schematic, an international group of thinkers and writers set out on a much more vital journey leading us through the Innner Lives of Cultures.

Her books include Time, Lost in Translation, Exit Into History and After Such Knowledge

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Time has always been the great Given, a fact of existence with cannot be denied or wished away; but the character of lived time is changing dramatically. Medical advances extended our longevity, while digital devices compress time into ever-briefer units. We can now exist in several time-zones at once, but we suffer from endemic shortages of time. We are working longer hours and blurring the distinctions between labour and leisure. For many, in an inversion of the old age adage, time has become more valuable than money. How do such developments affect our societies and our selves? What impact do the hyper fast technologies computers, video games, and instant communications have on our capacity for concentration and reflection? The last decades have witnessed the rise of multi-tasking accidents and time-fragmenting emotional disorders. As we examine physiology and consciousness on ever more microscopic levels, what are we learning about the processes and patterns of time in our minds and bodies? Is there such a thing as natural human temporality, beyond which we venture at our peril? In this radical exploration of life s most ineffable element, spanning fields from biology and culture to psychoanalysis and neuroscience, Eva Hoffman asks: are we coming to the end of time as we have known it? Table of Contents Introduction Time and the Body Time and the Mind Time and Culture Time in Our Time Index.
  • Eva Hoffman's How to be Bored (The School of Life) led me to this equally compact but richly rewarding meditation on Time ... and the poor pun of my subject line is meant quite sincerely, as I went slowly through these pages, stopping to mull over what had been said in a paragraph or two, before continuing onward. In fact, one of the major complaints of other reviewers -- that the book rambles & meanders -- is for me one of its most enticing & enjoyable qualities. Just as our experience of Time is often a ramble & meander, and our musings on it as well, so too this little book flows, digresses, returns to, expands upon its subject, going from the physical & the material to the psychological & the philosophical. It's not trying to make or prove a point, so much as it's introducing various approaches to its subject & essentially inviting the reader to join in the conversation, with his or her own reflections, musings, questions. And again, it's this fluid (but always intelligent & thoroughly-sourced) approach that makes it so appealing to me ... although I can well understand that it won't necessarily be to everyone's taste, and nothing wrong with that. It's a book I'll return to in the future, as its ideas are worth subsequent exploration -- for me, most highly recommended!

  • I love it.

    She is breezy and not didactic, but thoughtful and set off ideas in her wake. My artist beau was given an excerpt and wanted the rest.

    Glad this one fits on the tablets.

  • Most interesting subject.

  • I have read a lot and consider myself to have a pretty good vocabulary.
    This book, combines major length run on sentences combined with a professors vocabulary, that makes it almost impossible to read in places. Having said that, if you take the time to figure out what was said, it is almost always insightful. The breaking down of a "simple" concept of time into 4 major elements is brilliant.

  • Eva Hoffman's well-crafted and tantalizing prose posits a new mode of thinking in the area of temporal studies. Her book is an attempt to link every aspect of life to the inescapable grip of time. She determines human temporality by how humans live by the clock. Her rich testament to those concerns encompasses four specific areas: Time and the Body; Time and the Mind; Time and Culture; and Time in Our Time.

    She peeks beneath the obvious to reveal hidden temporal relationships that animals experience. This raises some rather curious questions of time realization. She explains that, "Elephants live seven times longer than mice and an elephant's heart beat is seven times slower. Does that mean that mice feel that they live as long?"

    She refers the Hayflick limit that explains the limitation on cells' ability to replicate. The implication is that we are deemed finite by nature. Time in Our Time discusses the way time allocation has changed. The author observes how home time is now more closely aligned with work time. These new temporal arenas allows us to understand how it seems that the way we experience time has also changed with time. A terrific read.

  • Eva Hoffman is no doubt a brilliant woman who has thought long and hard about the subject of time and has arrived at some conclusions worth considering. The problem in "Time: Big Ideas, Small Books" is that she only gives unfocused glimpses of her search and the thought process involved in arriving at her ideas and hence the result of the project seems qentire project seems quite muddled at best. It certainly does not help when the prose is so dense that it often becomes unreadable except to those who might have coincidentally arrived at the same conclusions and can fill in the gaps.

    It should also be noted that the book is less concerned with the nature of time than our perception of it. That is, it is far more likely to have some appeal to those interested in the psychological aspects rather than physical or metaphysical ones. I will admit the latter was of far more interest to me and hence the book became quite tedious and slow going.

    Yet, even for one with interests more in line with Dr. Hoffman's, I cannot imagine the book would be much more captivating. While an interest in the topic might keep one going to the end, it would be no less a chore.