Essays

Download E-books What's Wrong with the World PDF

By G. K. Chesterton

This choice of funny essays by way of popular writer G. okay. Chesterton perceptively learn some of the wrongs of society and the world.

the themes mentioned during this book's 3 elements variety among social observation, a dialogue of humankind and its nature, the impression of spirituality and the rise in secularism within the smooth global, and the way schooling shapes the younger to slot into the fallacious society Chesterton perceives.

All of those essays hold the basic wittiness and solid humour that's on the center of Chesterton's writing sort. They neither pontificate or rant, yet in its place veer into tangents which inadvertently solid additional perception. Brimming with incisiveness, those writings have elderly good, with the various themes nonetheless appropriate and poignant within the twenty first century.

characterized through his simply digestible variety, prepared use and publicity of paradox, and his use of wit and humour to improve argument, Chesterton's fiction and non-fiction writings at the themes of human behaviour and wider society stay correct and poignant to at the present time.

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Download E-books Migration and Literature: Günter Grass, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, and Jan Kjærstad PDF

By Søren Frank

We stay in an age of migration and a growing number of authors have migrant backgrounds. Migration and Literature deals a radical and proposal frightening exam of the thematic and formal position of migration in 4 modern and canonized novelists, Günter Grass, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, and Jan Kjærstad. This e-book examines how these novelists replicate, problematize, and “resolve” the issues set by means of the migratory global and analyzes how the novels hire discursive techniques which emphasize their migratory and homeless form.

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Download E-books The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories From the Sketch Book (Signet Classics) PDF

By Washington Irving

Sage, storyteller, and wit, Washington Irving created such staples of yankee fiction because the tales “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” He earned his preeminence in early American literature with the masterpieces in miniature accrued right here: dozens of news, shuttle essays, biographical discourses, and literary musings. “His impression on American writers is unquestioned,” wrote Edgar Allan Poe, and his tales have proved as enduring because the Catskill Mountains the writer immortalized.

“Exceptional talent….I am one in every of his so much ardent admirers. I prominent Mr. Irving’s paintings a lot, in truth, that I gave it the last word compliment; I ‘borrowed it.’”—Edgar Allan Poe
 
With an advent through Wayne Franklin

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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 technology is the learn of ways scientists convince and dissuade one another and the remainder of us approximately nature -- the examine of ways scientists argue within the making of data. In fragmented shape, it is going again so long as the 2 fields have existed, and it makes a number of appearances through the heritage of every.

The reports during this quantity are exemplars for rhetoric of technological know-how. They chart the sphere, displaying the governing subject matters of rhetorical feedback whilst its eye turns to technological know-how -- suasive greatness, paradigmatic debates, public coverage issues, and composition concerns. beginning on the best, the papers take as their major classes the 2 disciplines optimum within the clinical nutrients chain -- physics and biology -- with aspect orders of archaeology and experimental psychology. They hire a methodological tool-set principally inherited from Aristotle, but additionally draw pluralistically on similar companies, comparable 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 The Cinema of Cruelty: From Buñuel to Hitchcock PDF

By André Bazin

Perhaps the one most vital voice of cinema within the 20th century, André Bazin profoundly motivated the advance of the scholarship that we all know now as movie feedback. Bazin has acutely analyzed the cinematic values of our time, extending to his foreign audiences “the impression of artwork for the certainty and discrimination of his readers.”

The intensity and good judgment of his statement has increased movie feedback to new heights. The acceptance of André Bazin maintains to develop as his writings are released and studied by way of filmmakers and filmgoers alike. also known as the Edmund Wilson of movie, Bazin was once greater than a critic. “He made me see convinced points of my paintings that i used to be unaware of,” acknowledged Luis Buñuel. “He used to be our conscience,” wrote Jean Renoir. “He was once a philosopher in action,” echoed François Truffaut.

In The Cinema of Cruelty, François Truffaut, one in every of France’s such a lot celebrated and flexible filmmakers, has amassed Bazin’s writings on six movie “greats”: Erich von Stroheim, Carl Dreyer, Preston Sturges, Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock, and Akira Kurosawa. the result's an enormous choice of movie criticism.

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Download E-books How Beautiful It Is And How Easily It Can Be Broken: Essays PDF

By Daniel Mendelsohn

Whether he is on Broadway or on the videos, contemplating a brand new bestseller or revisiting a literary vintage, Daniel Mendelsohn's judgments during the last fifteen years have provoked and dazzled with their deep erudition, disarming emotionality, and tart wit. Now, How attractive it really is and the way simply it may be Broken demonstrates why he's one in every of our best critics. Writing with a full of life intelligence and arresting originality, he brings his exact mix of scholarly rigor and conversational ease to undergo throughout eras, cultures, and genres, from Roman video games to video games.

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Download E-books Estilos radicales PDF

Los ocho ensayos incluidos en este libro son una portentosa muestra de los angeles pluralidad filosófica de Susan Sontag.

Estilos radicales (1969), l. a. segunda colección de ensayos de Susan Sontag, extiende las investigaciones apuntadas en Contra l. a. interpretación a nuevas consideraciones sobre el cine Bergman y Godard, l. a. literatura Cioran, l. a. política l. a. guerra de Vietnam y un magnífico estudio sobre los angeles pornografía, «La imaginación pornográfica», por mencionar algunos de los ocho ensayos certeros que contiene este volumen.

Reseña:
«Susan Sontag es uno de los críticos más valiosos e interesantes que tenemos, una escritora de l. a. que es posible aprender continuamente.»
Richard Gilman, The New Republic

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Download E-books Telemorphosis: Theory in the Era of Climate Change (Volume 1) PDF

This quantity gathers extraordinary critics and philosophers to interact the most important deadlock of an rising period of weather switch and ecocatastrophic acceleration: that's, how one can conceptual and significant practices inherited from twentieth century master-thinkers—who took no account of those emergences and logics—alter, adapt, mutate, or suffer translation on the present second. instead of think that the arts and philosophic practices of the earlier routed within the rethinking of language and gear are suspended as beside the point prior to mutations of the biosphere itself, Telemorphosis asks how, in reality, the latter have constantly been imbricated in those cognitive and linguistic practices and stay so, that's additionally to invite how a undeniable violence returns, at the present time, to completely diverse fields of reference. The writers within the quantity ask, implicitly, how the twenty first century horizons that exceed any political, fiscal, or conceptual types alters or redefines a sequence of key topoi. those diversity via figures of sexual distinction, bioethics, care, species invasion, struggle, post-carbon idea, ecotechnics, time, etc. As such, the amount can be a file on what metamorphoses look forward to the legacies of “humanistic” concept in adapting to, or rethinking, the opposite materialities that impinge on modern “life as we all know it.”

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