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 less than 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 genuine topic of Twain's satire and burlesque is that strangest of all animals, the person. In his novels, commute narratives, tales, essays, and sketches, Twain exposes this type of number of human foibles that one is left both guffawing on the folly of human company, blushing with disgrace at human habit, or cursing the gods that may create this kind of foolish animal. Twain does all 3, frequently even as.

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Download E-books Lo neutro PDF

By Roland Barthes

Esta obra comprende las notas de cursos y seminarios dictados por el autor en el Collège de France en el periodo 1977-1978, en el anterior volumen, Cómo vivir juntos. Simulaciones novelescas de algunos espacios cotidianos presenta el trabajo realizado durante el primer ciclo (1976-1977) e incluye dos seminarios. l. a. sesión inaugural comprende un intertexto bibliográfico distribuido entre los participantes, que será enriquecido, en el curso de los angeles indagación, con algunos títulos. Esencialmente diverso, reúne obras de mística oriental y antigua, textos filosóficos, obras literarias, donde l. a. parte de ficción es más bien reducida: si bien se hace uso de Tolstoi y de Proust (aunque este último está citado sólo a través de los angeles biografía de George Duncan Painter), Pascal, Baudelaire, Michelet y el Rousseau de las Rêveries du promeneur solitaire son explotados más ampliamente. El carácter imprevisible de esta lista se aleja de una bibliografía tradicional que pretendiera “cubrir” un tema. Menos suma sobre lo Neutro, por otra parte inexistente, que conjunto de directivas, esta lista instaura los angeles concept de una intersemiótica de las disciplinas, a los angeles cual Barthes siempre fue brilliant: lingüística, teología, filosofía, ciencia, literatura, demuestran, como también l. a. polinimia de las referencias, l. a. riqueza del concepto de Neutro.

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Download E-books Letterletter PDF

By Gerrit Noordzij

This iconoclastic selection of essays on typography, writing and existence is the paintings of Gerrit Noordzij, a grasp calligrapher and instructor of lettering and kind layout on the Hague. Letterletter opens up complete new views on not only the area of letterforms yet at the international and the written be aware, more often than not. sometimes cranky, continuously well-written and insightful, Letterletter is a useful layout software and, extra importantly, a natural excitement to learn. As Noordzij notes, "Its loss of dignity, authority and tolerance couldn't hinder Letterletter from changing into a creditors item."

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Download E-books Campo Santo PDF

During this ultimate selection of 16 essays by means of W. G. Sebald, the most based and incisive authors of our time, all of his trademark subject matters are contained–the energy of reminiscence and private historical past, the connections among photos within the arts and existence, the presence of ghosts in areas and artifacts.

Four items pay tribute to the Mediterranean island of Corsica, weaving elegiacally among previous and current. In “A Little expedition to Ajaccio,” Sebald visits the birthplace of Napoleon and muses at the tricks in his early life domestic of a good man’s destiny. encouraged by way of an Italian cemetery, “Campo Santo” is a reverie on demise, starting from the paradox of inscriptions to the scale of and adornment of gravestones to the blood-soaked legend of Saint Julien.

Sebald additionally examines how the works of Günter Grass and Heinrich Böll display “the grave and lasting deformities within the emotional lives” of postwar Germans, how Kafka echoes Sebald’s personal curiosity in spirit presences between mortal beings, and the way literature could be an test at restitution for the injustices of the true world.

Dazzling in its erudition, available in its deep emotion, Campo Santo confirms Sebald’s position beside Proust and Nabokov, nice writers who understand the invisible connections that ensure our lives.

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Download E-books Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader PDF

By James Grauerholz

"Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader" brings jointly choices of Burroughs' most crucial and not easy paintings - starting together with his very early writing (including a bankruptcy from his and Jack Kerouac's never-before-seen collaborative novel, "And the Hippos have been Boiled of their Tanks" ) and following his trajectory via "My schooling: A e-book of Dreams." "Word Virus: The William S. Burroughs Reader" follows significant subject matters in Burroughs' oeuvre whereas additionally serving up a sampling of his darkly hilarious "routines, " and is edited to function a device for the student in addition to an outline of his whole physique of labor for the overall reader.

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Download E-books Volume: Writings on Graphic Design, Music, Art, and Culture PDF

Volume—a be aware that refers to sound, collections, and the dimension of space—is an important attribute of either photograph layout and well known tune. whereas expressing diverse points of those pervasive cultural mediums, the time period additionally introduces a dialogue on their many hyperlinks. Volume: Writings on photo layout, tune, artwork, and Culture is a suite of either new and vintage writings via common Emigre contributor and educator Kenneth FitzGerald that survey the self-discipline of image layout in context with the parallel artistic fields of latest musicand artwork. the subjects of the writings are assorted: the jobs of sophistication in layout, layout schooling, Lester Bangs and Creem journal, pornography, album disguise paintings, autonomous list labels, anonymity and imaginary inventive identities, and layout as cultural chaos-maker.

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Download E-books Classification, Disease and Evidence: New Essays in the Philosophy of Medicine (History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences) PDF

This anthology of essays offers a pattern of reviews from contemporary philosophy of drugs addressing concerns which try to resolution very normal (interdependent) questions: (a) what's a illness and what's well-being? (b) How can we (causally) clarify illnesses? (c) and the way can we distinguish ailments, i.e. outline periods of illnesses and realize that an example X of affliction belongs to a given type B? (d) How can we investigate and select medication/ therapy?

The publication is split into 3 sections: type, ailment and proof. commonly, cognizance is targeted on statistics in medication and epidemiology, concerns in psychiatry and connecting medication with evolutionary biology and genetics. Many authors place the theories that they tackle inside of their old contexts.

The nature of healthiness and ailment can be addressed in numerous essays that still comment on very common questions on the definition of drugs and its status. Several chapters scrutinize type as a result of its centrality inside philosophical difficulties raised via medication and its middle place within the philosophical wondering of psychiatry. Specificities of scientific clarification have lately come below a brand new mild, rather as a result upward thrust of statistical equipment and several other chapters examine those equipment in particular contexts similar to epidemiology or meta-analysis of random checking out. Taken jointly this assortment addresses the query of the way we assemble, use and check proof for numerous scientific theories.

The wealthy collection of disciplines featured additionally comprises epidemiology, parasitology and public healthiness, whereas technical facets similar to the appliance of online game concept to scientific study and the misuse of the DSM in forensic psychiatry also are given an airing. The ebook addresses greater than the development of scientific wisdom, even if, including cogent appraisal of the approaches of choice making in medication and the protocols used to justify healing choices.

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Download E-books L'Importance d'être Constant: Comédie banale pour les gens sérieux, précédé de "La première Gay Pride" PDF

By Oscar Wilde

Jack Worthing et Algernon Moncrieff, deux jeunes dandies du Londres de l. a. fin du XIXe siècle, se sont inventé un dad or mum et un ami fictif, bien commode pour échapper aux responsibilities sociales. Pour Jack, c'est consistent, frère débauché qui lui permet de fuir l. a. campagne ; pour Algernon, c'est Bunbury, ami toujours souffrant, qui lui permet de fuir Londres. Jusqu'à quand tiendra los angeles supercherie ? Un feu d'artifice d'humour, de finesse et de mots d'esprit. Satire de los angeles société victorienne tout autant que féerie comique, L'Importance d'être consistent est le chef-d'œuvre d'Oscar Wilde.

Cette nouvelle traduction est celle de l. a. pièce telle qu'elle a été représentée du vivant de Wilde. Elle est précédée d'un lengthy essai de Charles Dantzig, « los angeles premièrte homosexual delight ».

Traduit et préfacé par Charles Dantzig.
Edition bilingue.

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Download E-books The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality PDF

Based on Michel Foucault's 1978 and 1979 lectures on the Collège de France on governmental rationalities and his 1977 interview concerning his paintings on imprisonment, this quantity is the long-awaited sequel to Power/Knowledge. In those lectures, Foucault examines the artwork or task of presidency either in its current shape and inside a historic standpoint in addition to the several methods governmentality has been made thinkable and practicable.

Foucault's techniques on political discourse and governmentality are supplemented by way of the essays of the world over well known students. United through the typical effect of Foucault's strategy, they discover the numerous sleek manifestations of presidency: the explanation of country, police, liberalism, protection, social financial system, assurance, unity, welfare, hazard administration, and extra. The significant subject is that the item and the task of presidency aren't instinctive and traditional issues, yet issues which have been invented and learned.

The Foucault Effect analyzes the concept at the back of practices of presidency and argues that feedback represents a real strength for switch in attitudes and activities, and that extending the bounds of a few practices permits the discovery of others. This specific and terribly priceless selection of articles and first fabrics will open the way in which for a complete new set of discussions of the paintings of Michel Foucault in addition to the prestige of liberalism, social coverage, and insurance.

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Download E-books The Blue in the Air PDF

By Marcello Carlin

A former widower whose lifestyles was once kept via writing approximately track spends a 12 months anticipating his new spouse to fly over from Toronto and sign up for him in London. whereas he waits he observes that the realm is subtly altering and that song has performed a key half in those adjustments. A galaxy of characters, starting from Marty Wilde to Jay-Z through Glenn Gould, Dorothy Squires, Britney Spears, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Patrick Cargill, Orson Welles and plenty of forgotten others, conspire to change his point of view, resulting in a climax the place he's eventually united along with his spouse and the area chooses a brand new and higher chief. The Blue within the Air is a gesture of defiance from a tiny yet significant tugboat of resistance. At a time once we are again and again inspired for purposes of demographic comfort to think that track can swap not anything and suggest not anything, this author demonstrates comprehensively that should you not sleep, alert and alive, track nonetheless keeps the facility to alter the material of the air we elect to respire.

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