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The Evolution of Inanimate Objects: The Life and Collected Works of Thomas Darwin (1857-1879)
Karlinsky, Harry
Insomniac Press / Softcover / 2010-10-01 / 1897415311
Fiction and Essays / History
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256 pages
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While carrying out historical research at Ontario’s London Asylum, psychiatrist Harry Karlinsky comes across a familiar surname in the register: one “Thomas Darwin of Down, England.” Could this Thomas be a relation of the eminent scientist Charles Darwin? In a narrative woven from letters, memoir abstracts, photographs, and illustrations, what emerges is a sketch of Thomas’s life — the last of eleven children born to Charles Darwin.In this stunning factitious biography, Karlinsky gives us a subtle parody and a Nabokovian tale of Darwinian theory gone wrong. Through the sometimes doctored, sometimes invented writings, we see the tragically short life of Thomas Darwin, a young scientist in his own right, whose novel application of evolutionary theory centres on knives and forks and spoons. Although decisively a work of fiction, The Evolution of Inanimate Objects invites sustained uncertainty as to whether Thomas Darwin is a character of pure invention or simply a heretofore little-known figure.

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About the Author:

Harry Karlinsky is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia. He is the director fo the award-winning Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Series. He writes a film column for Canadian Psychiatry Aujourd'hui. His work on The Evolution of Inanimate Objects was supported in part by a Hewton Bursary Award. This is his first novel.

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