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"Travel is a State of Mind, by Brad Fairchild and Larry Corse, is an exuberant, poignant, and often powerful volume of poems and photographs. Inspired by a month touring in Europe with friends, the poems bring to life moments of 1000 years of history and the ever-ephemeral present. In small miracles of image, they capture incidents from the lives of the painters-Pieter Breughel, Egon Schiele-as well as glimpses like "your head bobbing on the crowd like Marie Antoinette's," or a stained glass portrait of a medieval monarch "barking commands through painted glass lips-wide-eyed and grimy." Many of these "portraits" go deftly beneath the surface of the art and monuments the writers visit-Empress Maria-Teresa of Austria suspended live in her coffin, the self-consciousness of a boy being painted nude by Anton Kolig, furtive lovers having coitus on a bicycle on a bridge at night in Amsterdam. But also, the poems show us the ever-disappearing surface, with its luminous, mundane mystery-a ripped settee cushion at the Hotel Jeanne d'Arc, an old man in Munich dragging a mattress upstairs. The photos and cover art by Christopher McCarra give an unusually strong enhancement to the poems. The overall effect of the book is arresting-a surprising and powerfully felt sense of the richness of life, its perpetual mingling of past and present-lovely, baffling, stern and uncompromising." -Linda Taylor, poet "Corse and Fairchild have successfully created a lively narrative that is at once colorful, suggestive and incredibly engaging. They offer us a collection of transient moments in time, masterfully woven together in a charming and remarkably intimate lyrical tapestry. A truly delightful read that not only captures the allure and romance of the journey, but also offers a brilliant insight into the consciousness of the traveler." - Oliver Self "Fairchild and Corse send gilded greetings from some of Europe's most dazzling cities. Their poems are the interiors of picture postcards often mirroring each other. They take us beneath the senses to those jeweled chambers where we feel what we see. For anyone who has ever been seduced by Old World charms these poems will carry you back like a beloved souvenir." - Franklin Abbott, author of Mortal Love: Selected Poems and editor of Boyhood: Growing Up Male.
Two related trends have created novel challenges for managing risk in the United States. The first trend is a series of dramatic changes in liability law as tort law has expanded to assign liability to defendants for reasons other than negligence. The unpredictability of future costs induced by changes in tort law may be partly responsible for the second major trend known as the 'liability crisis' - the disappearance of liability protection in markets for particularly unpredictable risks. This book examines decisions people make about insurance and liability. An understanding of such decision making may help explain why the insurance crisis resulted from the new interpretations of tort law and what to do about it. The articles cover three kinds of decisions: consumer decisions to purchase insurance; insurer decisions about coverage they offer; and the decisions of the public about the liability rules they prefer, which are reflected in legislation and regulation. For each of these three kinds of decisions, normative theories such as expected utility theory can be used as benchmarks against which actual decisions are judged.
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