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Book details
  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:Art & Politics
  • Language:English
  • Pages:100
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667835075

Short Memories - Long Memoirs

An American Time Capsule

by Eike (Ike) Waltz

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Overview
Short memory is the culprit for history to repeat itself. We Americans are taught our entire lives, that we are the freest Nation on earth and the rest of the world only envies us…Bullshit! What we, Americans, choose to remember is highly selective and thus is becoming dangerously problematic in a dramatically changing society and world. Learn about Waltz's and his wife's breakdown of the political views and landscape of America, its history, 9/11, and the way Americans move through the world by using art as a statement of politics.
Description
Short memory is the culprit for history to repeat itself. We Americans are taught our entire lives, that we are the freest Nation on earth and the rest of the world only envies us…Bullshit! What we, Americans, choose to remember is highly selective and thus is becoming dangerously problematic in a dramatically changing society and world. Learn about Waltz's and his wife's breakdown of the political views and landscape of America, its history, and the way Americans move through the world by using art as a statement of politics. His turbulent European upbringing taught him to be critical and to be on the watch. "I could tell you many beautiful stories about America. Sometimes, its naiveté or freshness that brings tears to my eyes, which inspires me to write poems of endearment, which in turn lets me rest in all its lush lands and seascapes and, above all…lets me be…who I am."
About the author
Eike "Ike" Waltz is from Frankfurt am Main, Germany and is married to Sheila Halligan-Waltz who is a painter. He attended a business middle school in Germany and completed an Maschienebau apprenticeship in Germany. Waltz is a classically trained ballet dancer. In 1963, He published his first book of poems called "Gänseblümchen" (Dandelions). He attended the London College of Printing and the Royal College of Art MDesRCA where he received a master's in engineering design and sculpture. Waltz has hosted sculpture exhibitions in London, UK. He has been writing poetry since 2004 and participating in many public readings and slam competitions. In 2017, he was a reader at the National Endowment of the Arts "NEA Big Read poetry slam" at the Salinas, CA National Steinbeck Center. He has three recent publications, in 2021 he published both and "Wait a 2nd" and a poetry book named "I hate history as it repeats itself". In 2022, he published "The Incredibly Painful Slit-Fit-Chair".
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