Download E-books The Givenness of Things: Essays PDF


A Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the artwork of the Essay
One of TIME magazine's most sensible Nonfiction Books of the Year

The spirit of our occasions can seem to be one in all joyless urgency. As a tradition we've turn into much less drawn to the exploration of the wonderful brain, and extra attracted to growing and studying applied sciences that might yield fabric future health. yet whereas cultural pessimism is usually stylish, there's nonetheless a lot to offer us wish. In The Givenness of Things, the incomparable Marilynne Robinson gives you an impassioned critique of our modern society whereas arguing that reverence needs to be given to who we're and what we're: creatures of singular curiosity and price, regardless of our error and depredations.

Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her novels, together with the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award-winning Lila and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, and in her new essay assortment she trains her incisive brain on our glossy quandary and the mysteries of religion. those seventeen essays learn the information that experience encouraged and provoked considered one of our best writers all through her existence. no matter if she is investigating how the paintings of the good thinkers of the earlier, Calvin, Locke, Bonhoeffer--and Shakespeare--can infuse our lives, or calling recognition to the increase of the self-declared elite in American non secular and political lifestyles, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on reveal. beautiful and impressive, The Givenness of Things is an important demand us to discover knowledge and suggestions in our cultural historical past, and to provide grace to at least one another.

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Download E-books Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations PDF

By Rainer Maria Rilke

An anthology of Rilke's most powerful poetry and prose for either aficionados and new readers.

here's a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for either aficionados and people readers studying Rainer Maria Rilke for the 1st time. John J. L. temper has assembled a set of Rilke's most powerful paintings, providing statement besides the decisions. temper hyperlinks into an essay passages from letters that express Rilke's profound figuring out of fellows and ladies and his ardent spirituality, rooted within the senses.

Combining ardour and sensitivity, the poems on love offered listed here are frequently not just sensual yet sexual to boot. Others pursue perennial subject matters in his work―death and existence, progress and transformation. The e-book concludes with Rilke's reflections on knowledge and openness to event, on greedy what's so much tough and turning what's such a lot alien into that which we will be able to so much trust.

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Download E-books New Directions in Poetry and Prose (Volume 23) PDF

By Gary Snyder, Richard Meyers, Robert Duncan, Robert Bly, James Purdy, Walter Abish, Besmilr Brigham, William Bronk, Alvaro de Cam

...I can add a number of different volumes....if there's curiosity depart a comment...

As it says under, this quantity is of notice for its translations of Enrique Lihn (!), Fernando Pessoa, and Yannis Ritsos.

Since 1936, the New instructions Annuals have served as vehi­-
cles for the presentation of new and version traits in global
literature. The foreign personality of this year’s anthology,
the twenty-third in the sequence, is underscored via translations of
substantial works through 3 significant international poets—Enrique Lihn
(Chile), Fernando Pessoa (Portugal) and Yannis Ritsos
(Greece). Of the American poets, a few have long-standing
reputations, such as Robert Bly, William Bronk, Robert Dun­
can, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Denise Levertov and Carl Rakosi;
others, like Besmilr Brigham, Walter S. Hamady and Richard
Meyers, have contributed to contemporary Annuals; whereas a quantity
are beginners of promise—David Giannini, Yuki Hartman
and Lawson Fusao Inada.
T h e prose sections express an specifically wealthy range of
technique, shape and topic topic, ranging from Gary
Snyder’s essay on ecology, The wasteland, and Russell Edson’s
satirical brief play, Ketchup, to an inventive free-form piece
by Don Wulffson, You Too Can Be a Floorwax That Even
Your Husband may well follow. There are, in addition, brief
stories via Walter Abish, Marvin Cohen and James Purdy, and
excerpts from works in development by means of Charles Henri Ford and
Dennis Silk.

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Download E-books The Proper Study of Mankind: An Anthology of Essays PDF

By Henry Hardy

Isaiah Berlin used to be one of many major thinkers of our time and considered one of its most interesting writers. The right research of Mankind brings jointly his so much celebrated writing: the following the reader will locate Berlin's well-known essay on Tolstoy, "The Hedgehog and the Fox"; his penetrating photos of contemporaries from Pasternak and Akhmatova to Churchill and Roosevelt; his essays on liberty and his exposition of pluralism; his safeguard of philosophy and background opposed to assimilation to medical strategy; and his wonderful reviews of such highbrow originals as Machiavelli, Vico, and Herder.

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Download E-books The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings (Vintage International) PDF

By James Baldwin

The go of Redemption is a revelation by means of an American literary grasp: a meeting of essays, articles, polemics, studies, and interviews that experience by no means earlier than seemed in ebook form.
James Baldwin used to be the most really good and provocative literary figures of the earlier century, popular for his fierce engagement with matters haunting our universal background. In The move of Redemption we have now Baldwin discoursing on, between different topics, the opportunity of an African-American president and what it might probably suggest; the hypocrisy of yank non secular fundamentalism; the black church in the United States; the rigors and tribulations of black nationalism; anti-Semitism; the blues and boxing; Russian literary masters; and the function of the author in our society.
Prophetic and bracing, The pass of Redemption is a welcome and significant addition to the works of a sophisticated and canonical American author who nonetheless has a lot to educate us approximately race, democracy, and private and nationwide identification. As Michael Ondaatje has remarked, “If van Gogh was once our nineteenth-century artist-saint, Baldwin [was] our twentieth-century one.”

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Download E-books Cuestión de Énfasis PDF

By Susan Sontag

Para Susan Sontag, un escritor no period ms que un viajero psychological y, para ensear con el ejemplo, nos dej este conjunto admirable de ensayos que no son otra cosa que los diferentes episodios de un viaje que toca muchos puertos. los angeles escritora norteamericana dividi sus textos en tres bloques. En el primero, reuni artculos sobre otros escritores y sobre algunos de los libros que am; en el segundo, los dedicados a las artes de l. a. mirada (la danza, l. a. pintura, los angeles fotografa) y por ltimo, en los angeles parte ultimate, unas notas acerca de cuestiones de teora literaria junto con los relatos de l. a. experiencia de l. a. autora en el asedio de Sarajevo, o algunas pginas autobiogrficas.

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Download E-books Hacking Europe: From Computer Cultures to Demoscenes (History of Computing) PDF

Hacking Europe strains the consumer practices of cutting video games in Warsaw, hacking software program in Athens, growing chaos in Hamburg, generating demos in Turku, and partying with computing in Zagreb and Amsterdam. targeting a number of eu nations on the finish of the chilly battle, the booklet exhibits the electronic improvement used to be now not an solely American affair. neighborhood hacker groups appropriated the pc and solid new cultures round it just like the hackers in Yugoslavia, Poland and Finland, who confirmed off their methods and developing specified “demoscenes.” jointly the essays replicate a various palette of cultural practices through which ecu clients domesticated laptop applied sciences. every one bankruptcy explores the mediating actors instrumental in introducing and spreading the cultures of computing round Europe. extra usually, the “ludological” element--the position of mischief, humor, and play--discussed the following as the most important for research of hacker tradition, opens new vistas for the learn of the background of technology.

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Download E-books The Fall of Language in the Age of English PDF

Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, The Fall of Language within the Age of English lays naked the fight to preserve the brilliance of one's personal language during this interval of English-language dominance. Born in Tokyo but additionally raised and knowledgeable within the usa, Minae Mizumura recognizes the worth of a common language within the pursuit of information, but additionally embraces different methods of knowing provided through a number of tongues. She warns opposed to wasting this necessary diversity.

Universal languages have regularly performed a pivotal function in advancing human societies, Mizumura exhibits, yet within the globalized international of the web, English is speedy changing into the only universal language of humanity. the method is unstoppable, and striving for overall language equality is delusional―and but, specific different types of wisdom could be won purely via writings in particular languages.

Mizumura calls those writings "texts" and their final shape "literature." purely via literature, and extra essentially during the assorted languages that provide delivery to quite a few literatures, will we nurture and increase humanity. Incorporating her personal studies as a author and a lover of language, and embedding a parallel heritage of eastern, Mizumura bargains an intimate examine the phenomena of person and nationwide expression.

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