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“Eva Hoffman is as accomplished a memoirist and critic as virtually any contemporary American writer. . . . Her criticism and reviewing are characterized by a crystalline prose style and intimacy of thought, and they range over an astonishing spectrum.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“It is one of those books. . . that hits a newly discovered nerve and takes a few steps further towards civilizing the planet.” ―The Guardian on Lost in Translation
“A daring and generous book, measured in style, passionate in intent.” ―The Nation on Shtetl
“Hoffman examines this philosophically fraught subject in unpretentious, clear chapters: asking how time affects our bodies, our minds, our cultures, and, finally, how time has accelerated and changed with the advent of the concept of "immediacy"--or, as she puts it, "what pace and density of stimulus we need in order to feel that something 'interesting' is happening.” ―Benjamin Moser, Harper's
“Best known as a novelist and memoirist (Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language), Hoffman deftly tackles this complex topic in a highly readable and entertaining way… This is a book for readers interested in exploring the world around them or hoping to see their surroundings in a new light. A fascinating and easy-to-read meditation on a deceptively simple concept.” ―Library Journal
Eva Hoffman's well-crafted and tantalizing prose posits a new mode of thinking in the area of temporal studies. Read morePublished on September 29, 2013 by D. Wayne Dworsky
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. Read more
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. Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Labarum
Hoffman is clearly an intelligent writer with a knack for perceptive and critical analysis; her abilities manage to shine through despite a generally muddled and disorganized foray... Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by Leah Lionheart
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... Read more
The author did a great job investigating so many aspects of time, and drawing me into an open state of introspection. Read morePublished on January 18, 2010 by Rebecca Lawson
The author covers a big topic in several thematic chapters, most of which include reflections from many authors and sources on the topic -- and all of which can direct the... Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by Another Reader
Very cerebral and interesting! Do you feel like you have lots of time-saving devices but overall you feel like you have less time to do everything? Read morePublished on November 19, 2009 by B
I was originally very excited about this book - it seemed like it would be an interesting treatise on the human relation to time, both on our day-to-day lives as well as deep time. Read morePublished on October 16, 2009 by Wildness