Category: Essays

  • Download E-books Distrust That Particular Flavor PDF

    By William Gibson

    Although top identified for his fiction, William Gibson is as a lot well known for his state-of-the-art observations at the global we are living in now. initially revealed in courses as different as Wired, the New York Times, and the Observer, those articles and essays disguise thirty years of considerate, observant lifestyles, and are stated within the wry, humane voice that fanatics of Gibson have come to crave.
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  • Download E-books Artful PDF

    By Ali Smith

    “A stimulating mixture of literary feedback, essay, and fiction” (The New Yorker) from the incomparable Ali Smith

    Artful is a party of literature’s worthy in and to the world—it is set the issues artwork can do, the issues paintings is made from, and the quicksilver nature of all artfulness. a paranormal hybrid that refuses to be tied all the way down to both fiction or the essay shape, Artful is narrated via a personality who's haunted—literally—by a former lover, the author of a sequence of lectures approximately paintings and literature. Ali Smith’s heady powers as a novelist and brief tale author harmonize along with her willing perceptions as a reader and critic to shape a residing factor that reminds us that lifestyles and artwork are by no means separate.
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  • Download E-books Domesticity with a Difference: The Nonfiction of Catharine Beecher, Sarah J. Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller PDF

    By Nicole Tonkovich

    This examine of nonfiction written through 4 of nineteenth-century Ameri-ca's first specialist ladies writers investigates the paradoxes posed by way of the clash in their texts with their lives. They weren't homemakers, but of their works they prescribed excellent domesticity for the ladies in their day. They weren't expert educators, but they wrote authoritatively approximately academic thought and perform. They weren't concerned with prepared political agitation for women's rights, but their writings complex considerate, radical revisions to present social and political buildings, fairly the heterosexual family members.

    similar domestic, institution, and neighborhood backgrounds ready Catharine Beecher, Sarah Josepha Hale, Fanny Fern, and Margaret Fuller to write down for the general public. Their nonfiction texts reveal the contradictions be-tween what they prescribed for different girls and the way they themselves selected to stay open air the normal family international.

    classification, race, age, and geography made up our minds the point of interest of nineteenth-century women's writing, and as Hale, Beecher, Fern, and Fuller promoted and critiqued each other, they profited reciprocally from the others' paintings, teachings, and examples. As this research exhibits, via getting to information of womanly habit reminiscent of language, costume, and manners, their writings contributed to changing women's conventional roles in domestic, university, and group.

    No prior research has grouped Hale, Beecher, Fern, and Fuller jointly simply because every one promoted differing political targets. whereas respecting those alterations, this concentrate on their nonfiction finds their robust specialist hyperlinks and demonstrates the same results in their writings, which prescribed domesticity for the lives of different girls whereas justifying their very own professionalism.

    Nicole Tonkovich is an assistant professor of literature at collage of California, San Diego.

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  • Download E-books In Praise of Shadows PDF

    An essay on aesthetics by way of the japanese novelist, this e-book explores structure, jade, nutrition, or even bathrooms, combining an acute feel of using house in constructions. The booklet additionally comprises descriptions of laquerware lower than candlelight and girls within the darkness of the home of pleasure.
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  • Download E-books The Essential Keynes PDF

    By John Maynard Keynes

    The crucial writings of the twentieth century’s so much influential economist, accrued in a single volume

    at the present time, John Maynard Keynes is better remembered for his pioneering improvement of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of lively financial and financial executive coverage. This uniquely finished choice of his paintings, edited by way of Keynes’s award-winning biographer Robert Skidelsky, aims to make his paintings extra available to either scholars of economics and the final reader. All of Keynes’s significant monetary paintings is incorporated, but the choice is going past natural economics. the following too are Keynes’s crucial writings on philosophy, social thought and coverage, and his futurist imaginative and prescient of a global with out paintings. As Robert Skidelsky writes in his creation: “People speak of the necessity for a brand new Keynes. however the outdated Keynes nonetheless has superlative knowledge to supply for a brand new age.”

    For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes by means of uncommon students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.
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  • Download E-books The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America PDF

    By Tom Brokaw

    Who we're, the place we’ve been, and the place we have to pass now, to recapture the yank dream
    Now with a brand new Foreword by way of the author
    “The top presentation of the demanding situations dealing with the country—and the potential solutions—I've ever seen.”—P. J. O’Rourke
    Tom Brokaw, recognized and liked for his landmark paintings in American journalism and for the New York Times bestsellers The maximum Generation and Boom!, now turns his realization to the demanding situations that face the US within the new millennium, to provide reflections on how we will fix America’s greatness.
    Rooted within the values, classes, and verities of generations prior and of his South Dakota upbringing, Brokaw weaves jointly inspiring tales of usa citizens who're creating a distinction and private tales from his circle of relatives background, to interact us in a talk approximately our nation and to proportion principles for the way we will revitalize the promise of the yank Dream. Inviting us to foster a rebirth of family members, neighborhood, and civic engagement as profound because the one who helped win global struggle II, equipped our postwar prosperity, and ushered within the Civil Rights period, Brokaw lines the intriguing, unnerving alterations in smooth life—in values, schooling, public carrier, housing, the net, and more—that have reworked our society within the a long time because the age of thrift within which he was once raised. In supplying rules from americans who're switch brokers of their groups, Brokaw provides us a nourishing imaginative and prescient of hopefulness in an age of reduced expectations.

    “Inspiring stories of the way humans from assorted walks of existence have discovered how one can be of provider to their groups and country.”—Walter Isaacson
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  • Download E-books Essays in Cuban Intellectual History (New Concepts in Latino American Cultures) PDF

    By Rafael Rojas

    Recognized essayist and Cuban historian Rafael Rojas offers a set of his top paintings, one that focuses on--and deals possible choices to--the relevant myths that experience equipped Cuban tradition from the 19th century to the current. Rojas explores crucial topics of Cuban highbrow historical past, together with the legacy of José Martí, the cultural impression of the conflict in 1898, the development of a countrywide canon of Cuban literature, the works of classical intellectuals of the republican interval, the literary journal Orígenes, the ideological impression of the Cuban Revolution, and the probabilities of a democratic transition within the island in the beginning of the twenty-first century.
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  • Download E-books Telemorphosis: Theory in the Era of Climate Change (Volume 1) PDF

    This quantity gathers outstanding critics and philosophers to have interaction the main deadlock of an rising period of weather swap and ecocatastrophic acceleration: that's, tips on how to conceptual and significant practices inherited from twentieth century master-thinkers—who took no account of those emergences and logics—alter, adapt, mutate, or endure translation on the present second. instead of think that the arts and philosophic practices of the prior routed within the rethinking of language and gear are suspended as beside the point earlier than mutations of the biosphere itself, Telemorphosis asks how, actually, the latter have constantly been imbricated in those cognitive and linguistic practices and stay so, that's additionally to invite how a definite violence returns, at the present time, to completely assorted fields of reference. The writers within the quantity ask, implicitly, how the twenty first century horizons that exceed any political, fiscal, or conceptual versions alters or redefines a chain of key topoi. those variety via figures of sexual distinction, bioethics, care, species invasion, battle, post-carbon inspiration, ecotechnics, time, and so forth. As such, the quantity is additionally a file on what metamorphoses look forward to the legacies of “humanistic” suggestion in adapting to, or rethinking, the opposite materialities that impinge on modern “life as we all know it.”
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  • Download E-books Blanchot Romantique: A Collection of Essays (Romanticism and after in France / Le Romantisme et après en France) PDF

    The paintings of French author and essayist Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003) is absolutely one of the so much difficult the 20 th century has to provide. modern debate in literature, philosophy, and politics has but to completely recognize its discreet yet enduring impression. bobbing up from a convention that happened in Oxford in 2009, this booklet units itself an easy, if daunting, activity: that of measuring the impression and responding to the problem of Blanchot’s paintings through addressing its engagement with the Romantic legacy, specifically (but not just) that of the Jena Romantics. Drawing upon quite a lot of philosophers and poets linked without delay or ultimately with German Romanticism (Kant, Fichte, Goethe, Jean Paul, Novalis, the Schlegels, Hölderlin), the authors of this quantity discover how Blanchot’s fictional, severe, and fragmentary texts rewrite and reconsider the Romantic call for relating to questions of feedback and reflexivity, irony and subjectivity, narrative and style, the elegant and the neutre, the paintings and the fragment, citation and translation. interpreting Blanchot with or opposed to key twentieth-century thinkers (Benjamin, Foucault, de Man), additionally they learn Romantic and post-Romantic notions of historical past, mind's eye, literary idea, depression, impact, love, revolution, group, and different significant subject matters that Blanchot’s writings installation around the century from Jean-Paul Sartre to Jean-Luc Nancy. This publication comprises contributions in either English and French.
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