Tag Archives: Time

1991: Time’s Arrow

In Martin Amis’s 1991 novel, Time’s Arrow, time flows backwards. It’s not simply that the events are narrated in reverse order; rather, it’s as if the characters were in a film being show in reverse. Here’s how eating works, for … Continue reading

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1987: Not Like a River

The river-of-time metaphor symbolises the flow of time as the steady movement of a current along with all the flotsam it carries—and the events we experience are depicted by the particular pieces of flotsam being carried along past us by … Continue reading

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1985: Calendar Man!

Batman Vol. 1, #384 (June, 1985); cover artists Paris Cullins and Anthony Tollin

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1810: Do You Have the Time?

Watchmaker: Isaac Penard (Swiss, 1619–1676) Casemaker: probably the Firm of Moulinié, Bautte & Moynier (Swiss, 1808–21) Case ca. 1810–20, movement ca. 1650 (source)  

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1904: A Nightmare

In 1904…I was staying at the Hotel Scholastika, on the borders of the Aachensee, in Austria. I dreamed one night that I was walking down a sort of pathway between two fields, separated from these last by high iron railings, … Continue reading

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