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  • The Metaphysics of Virtual Realityby Michael Heim

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 34.99

    Computers have dramatically altered life in the late twentieth century. Today we can draw on worldwide computer links, speeding up communications by radio, newspapers, and television. Ideas fly back and forth and circle the globe at the speed of electricity. And just around the corner lurks full-blown virtual reality, in which we will be able to immerse... more...

  • Virtual Realismby Michael Heim

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 25.95

    Exploring a wide range of virtual reality technologies, from a tour of a virtual art gallery to the head-up displays used by military pilots, Michael Heim suggests a harmony of technology with lifestyle. more...

  • Virtual Realismby Michael Heim

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99

    Virtual reality has introduced what is literally a new dimension of reality to daily life. But it is not without controversy. Indeed, some say that a collision is inevitable between those passionately involved in the computer industry and those increasingly alienated from (and often replaced by) its applications. Opinions range from the cyberpunk... more...

  • Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Ageby Bohumil Hrabal; Adam Thirlwell; Michael Henry Heim

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Rake, drunkard, aesthete, gossip, raconteur extraordinaire: the narrator of Bohumil Hrabal’s rambling, rambunctious masterpiece Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is all these and more. Speaking to a group of sunbathing women who remind him of lovers past, this elderly roué tells the story of his life—or at least unburdens himself of a lifetime’s... more...

  • The Book of Blamby Aleksandar Tisma; Charles Simic; Michael Heim

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 17.95

    The Book of Blam , Aleksandar Tišma’s “extended kaddish . . . [his] masterpiece” (Kirkus Reviews), is a modern-day retelling of the book of Job. The war is over. Miroslav Blam walks along the former Jew Street, and he remembers. He remembers Aaron Grün, the hunchbacked watchmaker; and Eduard Fiker, a lamp merchant; and Jakob Mentele, a stove... more...

  • The Number Devilby Hans Magnus Enzensberger; Rotraut Susanne Berner; Michael Henry Heim

    Henry Holt and Co. 2000; US$ 14.00

    The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration. In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with... more...

  • The Man Betweenby Michael Henry Heim; Esther Allen; Sean Cotter; Russell Scott Valentino

    Open Letter 2014; US$ 9.99

    An inside look at Michael Henry Heim—one of the most prolific and culturally important translators ever. more...

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