Category: Essays

  • Download E-books The New Yorker (9 May 2016) PDF

    Review: the hot Yorker is an American journal of reportage, observation, feedback, essays, fiction, cartoons, satire and poetry released through Conde Nast guides. beginning as a weekly within the mid-1920s, the journal is now released forty seven instances according to 12 months, with 5 of those concerns masking two-week spans. even though its stories and occasions listings frequently specialise in cultural lifetime of ny urban, the hot Yorker has a large viewers outdoors of recent York and united states. it's renowned in its commentaries on pop culture and whimsical Americana; its consciousness to trendy fiction by way of the inclusion of brief tales and literary experiences; its rigorous truth checking and copyediting; its journalism on global politics and social matters; and its well-known, single-panel cartoons sprinkled all through every one issue.
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  • Download E-books Beauty & Sadness PDF

    By André Alexis

    Award-winning novelist and critic Andre Alexis explores worlds with names reminiscent of Henry James, Maupassant, and Kawabata, making an attempt, like all visitor, to faithfully show what he sees and feels in these areas whereas giving a powerful portrait of himself. while, good looks and disappointment is an autobiography. Alexis's purpose is to provide a feeling of what it truly is prefer to reside ecstatically via literature -- what it really is prefer to learn Tolstoy and consider that The dying of Ivan Ilych, for example, is hooked up to the land of his start, Trinidad, as in detail because it is to his domestic, Canada.

    In the ultimate piece of the e-book, entitled Water, Alexis supplies the reader an intimate experience of what it's been wish to reside as a author those final 20 years whereas working towards an paintings shape (fiction/literature) that he contends is in decline. within the author's personal phrases: good looks and unhappiness is the place global and phrases meet.
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  • Download E-books Walking and Talking Feminist Rhetorics: Landmark Essays and Controversies (Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition) PDF

    Jogging AND conversing FEMINIST RHETORICS: LANDMARK ESSAYS AND CONTROVERSIES GATHERS major, oft-cited scholarship approximately feminism and rhetoric into one handy quantity. Essays research the formation of the colourful and turning out to be box of feminist rhetoric; feminist historiographic study equipment and methodologies; and women's specified websites, genres, and sorts of rhetoric. The book's so much cutting edge and pedagogically worthwhile characteristic is its presentation of controversies within the kind of case reviews, every one together with exchanges among or between students approximately major questions. those debates have formed the field's previous and proceed to steer its current and destiny instructions. the gathering presents either scholars and academics with an obtainable advent to and entire review of the intersections of feminisms and rhetorics. In strolling AND speaking FEMINIST RHETORICS, Lindal Buchanan and Kathleen J. Ryan "have offered the sphere of feminist rhetorics . . . with an incredible and well timed number of fundamental scholarly paintings, the 1st selection of overdue 20th and twenty-first century released scholarship during this box that they declare is right here to stick. Feminist rhetorics, they assert, is 'no longer a promising danger or a nascent quarter of research yet has, actually, arrived.' I believe them, and that i applaud their daring but cautious stance in framing this 'walk via' feminist rhetorics." - Kate Ronald, "Foreword" individuals contain Barbara Biesecker, Patricia Bizzell, Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Vicki Tolar Collins (Burton), Celeste. M. Condit, Robert Connors, Jane Donawerth, Bonnie J. Dow, Lisa Ede, Jessica Enoch, Sonja okay. Foss, Xin Liu Gale, Cheryl Glenn, Cindy. L. Griffin, Susan Jarratt, Nan Johnson, Shirley Wilson Logan, Andrea Lunsford, Carol Mattingly, Roxanne Mountford, Mary Queen, Krista Ratcliffe, Susan Romano, Mary B. Tonn, Hui Wu, and Susan Zaeske. LINDAL BUCHANAN is Assistant Professor of English and Women's experiences at outdated Dominion collage. KATHLEEN J. RYAN is affiliate Professor of English and the Director of Composition on the college of Montana. LAUER sequence IN RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION Edited by means of Patricia Sullivan, Catherine Hobbs, Thomas Rickert and Jennifer Bay
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  • Download E-books Crime Culture: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film (Continuum Literary Studies) PDF

    By Bran Nicol

    By broadening the point of interest past vintage English detective fiction, the yankee 'hard-boiled' crime novel and the gangster motion picture, Crime Cultures breathes new existence into staple subject matters of crime fiction and cinema.Leading foreign students from the fields of literary and cultural reports learn a number literature and picture, from ignored examples of movie noir and 'true crime', crime fiction through girl African American writers, to fact television, fresh movies equivalent to Elephant, Collateral and The Departed, and modern fiction via J. G. Ballard, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Margaret Atwood. they give groundbreaking interpretations of latest parts reminiscent of the mythology of the hitman, know-how and the picture, and the cultural effect of 'senseless' murders and demonstrate why crime is a robust method of constructing experience of the wider matters shaping smooth tradition and society.

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  • Download E-books Taming the Bicycle: and Other Essays, Stories, and Sketches (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) PDF

    By Mark Twain

    American existence comes below the scrutiny of Mark Twain's wit during this pleasant choice of brief tales. the following, he reviews on politics, schooling, the media, faith, and literature. the real topic of Twain's satire and burlesque is that strangest of all animals, the person. In his novels, trip narratives, tales, essays, and sketches, Twain exposes this sort of number of human foibles that one is left both giggling on the folly of human company, blushing with disgrace at human habit, or cursing the gods that might create this sort of foolish animal. Twain does all 3, usually whilst.
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  • Download E-books Wealth of the Commons A World Beyond Market and State PDF

    By David Bollier

    We're poised among an previous global that now not works and a brand new one suffering to be born. Surrounded through centralized hierarchies at the one hand and predatory markets at the different, humans worldwide are searching for possible choices. The Wealth of the Commons explains how thousands of commoners have geared up to shield their forests and fisheries, reinvent neighborhood nutrients structures, set up efficient on-line groups, reclaim public areas, enhance environmental stewardship and re-imagine the very which means of "progress" and governance. in brief, how they have outfitted their commons. In seventy three well timed essays by means of a awesome overseas roster of activists, lecturers and undertaking leaders, this ebook chronicles ongoing struggles opposed to the non-public com­moditization of shared assets - known as marketplace enclosures - whereas docu­menting the big generative energy of the commons. The Wealth of the Commons is ready heritage, political swap, public coverage and cultural transformation on a world scale - yet such a lot of all, it really is approximately person commoners taking cost in their lives and their endangered resources. "This wonderful assortment makes transparent that the belief of the Commons is totally foreign, and more and more absolutely worked-out. if you end up pondering what Occupy wishes, or if another global is feasible, this pragmatic, down-to-earth, and unsentimental booklet will offer the various answers." - invoice McKibben, writer of Deep economic climate: The Wealth of groups and The sturdy destiny
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  • Download E-books Landmark Essays on Rhetoric of Science: Case Studies: Volume 11 (Landmark Essays Series) PDF

    By Randy Allen Harris

    Rhetoric of technological know-how is the learn of ways scientists convince and dissuade one another and the remainder of us approximately nature -- the learn of the way scientists argue within the making of information. In fragmented shape, it is going again so long as the 2 fields have existed, and it makes quite a few appearances in the course of the heritage of every.

    The stories during this quantity are exemplars for rhetoric of technology. They chart the sphere, displaying the governing issues of rhetorical feedback while its eye turns to technological know-how -- suasive greatness, paradigmatic debates, public coverage matters, and composition matters. beginning on the best, the papers take as their major classes the 2 disciplines maximum within the clinical foodstuff chain -- physics and biology -- with part orders of archaeology and experimental psychology. They hire a methodological tool-set principally inherited from Aristotle, but in addition draw pluralistically on similar organizations, corresponding to pragmatics, ethology, and literary feedback. attractive the ruling theoretical problems with the sector, those reports are landmarks that outline the field.
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  • Download E-books How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America PDF

    By Kiese Laymon

    Author and essayist Kiese Laymon is likely one of the most original, stirring, and strong new voices in American writing. How to Slowly Kill your self and Others in America is a set of his essays, pertaining to matters starting from family members, race, violence, and star to tune, writing, and coming of age in Mississippi. during this assortment, Laymon bargains intensive together with his personal own tale, that is packed with trials and reflections that remove darkness from under-appreciated features of up to date American existence. New and unforeseen in modern American writing, Laymon’s voice mixes the colloquial with the acerbic, whereas sharp insights and blast-furnace warmth calls to brain a black 21st-century Mark Twain. very similar to Twain, Laymon's writing is steeped in debatable concerns either deepest and public. This assortment introduces Laymon as a author who balances unstable ideas on a razor's area and chops up much-discussed and often-misunderstood issues together with his scathing humor and clean, unforeseen takes at the ongoing absurdities, frivolities, and calamities of yank life.
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