Welcome to the website of Michael Dolzani, The Productions of Time:  A Study of the Human Imagination, just published by McGill-Queens University Press in February, 2021.  This website contains information about the book, its author and his other publications, and recommendations for readers who find the visionary perspective of Productions appealing, or at least interesting.

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Memorial Day

Another Memorial Day has come and gone, a holiday dedicated to remembering.  It seems appropriate, therefore, to pause and consider the relationship of memory to the imagination, in this case historical rather than personal memory.  “Holiday” originally meant holy day, marked by a ritual dramatizing a central myth, and there is often a tension…

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Three Months since Publication

            To my amazement, it is nearly three months since the publication of The Productions of Time.   It is therefore perfectly reasonable for my audience to ask, hey, what have you done lately?   Well, for one thing, I have written a chapter on the theme of “paradise and exile” as reflected in modern literature…

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Happy Shakespeare’s Birthday!

Officially, at any rate: actually, we have no record of the exact date of Shakespeare’s birth, merely of his baptism on April 26, 1564.  However, since he died on April 23, 1616, the temptation to designate April 23 as his birthday as well proved irresistible, especially since in England that also happens to be…

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Thanks to Stacey Clemence for creating this website, and for much else.