Download E-books The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison (Modern Library Classics) PDF

By Ralph Ellison

Compiled, edited, and newly revised through Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this contemporary Library Paperback vintage comprises posthumously found experiences, feedback, and interviews, in addition to the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed via Robert Penn Warren as “a physique of cogent and refined observation at the questions that concentrate on race,” and Going to the Territory (1986), an exploration of literature and folklore, jazz and tradition, and the character and caliber of lives that black american citizens lead. “Ralph Ellison,” wrote Stanley Crouch, “reached throughout race, faith, type and intercourse to make us all Americans.”

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Download E-books In Rough Country: Essays and Reviews PDF

By Joyce Carol Oates

“A poignant, nostalgic choice of literary feedback through one in every of America’s top-rated authors.”
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In tough state is a sterling choice of essays, reports, and feedback from Joyce Carol Oates that specializes in a big selection of books and writers—from Poe to Nabokov, from Flannery O’Connor to Phillip Roth. one in every of our best novelists, nationwide ebook Award and PEN/Malamud Award winner Oates demonstrates an extraordinary figuring out and appreciation of significant works of literature with In tough Country, and gives specified and breathtaking insights into the writer’s art.

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Download E-books The Best Business Writing 2013 (Columbia Journalism Review Books) PDF

An anthology Malcolm Gladwell has referred to as "riveting and indispensable," The most sensible company Writing is a far-ranging survey of business's dynamic courting with politics, tradition, and lifestyles. This year's choices contain John Markoff (New York Times) on ideas in robotic know-how and the decline of the manufacturing facility employee; Evgeny Morozov (New Republic) at the questionable price of the preferred TED convention sequence and the belief at the back of it; Paul Kiel (ProPublica) at the ripple results of the continued foreclosures main issue; and the notorious op-ed by means of Greg Smith, released within the New York Times, saying his holiday with Goldman Sachs over its buying and selling practices and corrupt company ethos.

Jessica Pressler (New York) delves into the private competition among Tory and Christopher Burch, former spouses now competing to dominate the style global. Peter Whoriskey (Washington Post) exposes the human price of selling prescription drugs off-label. Charles Duhigg and David Barboza (New York Times) examine Apple's unethical hard work practices in China. Max Abelson (Bloomberg) experiences on Wall Street's fun response to the diminishing annual bonus. Mina Kimes (Fortune) recounts the grisly tale of a company's unlawful testing―and misuse―of a clinical gadget for revenue, and Jeff Tietz (Rolling Stone) composes some of the most poignant and complete pix of the monetary crisis's dissolution of the yankee heart class.

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Download E-books Occasional Prose PDF

By Mary McCarthy

Examining and romance, gardening counsel, a farewell to a pal, even an opera retold make up this stellar assortment from the bestselling writer of The Group and Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

This interesting nonfiction assortment by way of Mary McCarthy is a cornucopia of literary delights that demanding situations the brain and captivates the senses.

“On Rereading a favourite Book” is McCarthy’s response to returning to Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina after greater than thirty years. In “Politics and the Novel,” she shatters a delusion concerning the American as opposed to ecu sort of storytelling. Acts of studying, whilst consummated, are similar to “Acts of Love.” And “Saying goodbye to Hannah” is a poignant farewell to the writer of The Human Condition and, specifically, The lifetime of the Mind, the booklet Hannah Arendt observed as her crowning achievement.

Whether giving us the tale of l. a. Traviata in her personal phrases or reviewing a captivating and functional publication on gardening, McCarthy imbues Occasional Prose along with her strong feel of time and position. Uninhibited and uncensored, it filters the realm via her certain presents of remark and novelist’s masterful eye for element. it is a booklet for an individual attracted to the lifetime of the mind—and heart.

This book good points an illustrated biography of Mary McCarthy together with infrequent photographs from the author’s property.

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Download E-books The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century PDF

By John Brockman

An excellent ensemble of the world’s so much visionary scientists presents twenty-five unique never-before-published essays in regards to the advances in technology and know-how that we may even see inside our lifetimes.

Theoretical physicist and bestselling writer Paul Davies examines the possibility that via the 12 months 2050 we will determine a continual human presence on Mars. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi investigates the ramifications of engineering high-IQ, geneticially satisfied infants. Psychiatrist Nancy Etcoff explains present study into the production of emotion-sensing jewellery which may gauge our moods and let us know while to take an anti-depressant capsule. And evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explores the chance that we'll quickly manage to receive a genome printout that predicts our usual finish for a similar rate as a chest x-ray. (Will we wish to learn it? and should insurance firms and governments have entry to it?) This interesting and unheard of e-book explores not just the sensible chances of the close to destiny, but additionally the social and political ramifications of the advancements of the unusual new global to come.

Also comprises unique essays by:

Lee Smolin
Martin Rees
Ian Stewart
Brian Goodwin
Marc D. Hauser
Alison Gopnik
Paul Bloom
Geoffrey Miller
Robert M. Sapolsky
Steven Strogatz
Stuart Kauffman
John H. Holland
Rodney Brooks
Peter Atkins
Roger C. Schank
Jaron Lanier
David Gelernter
Joseph LeDoux
Judith wealthy Harris
Samuel Barondes
Paul W. Ewald

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Download E-books The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism: Essays on History, Culture, and Dialectical Thought (Studies in Marxism and Humanism) PDF

By David Black

Alfred Sohn-Rethel situated the beginning of philosophical abstraction within the "false conciousness" led to through the hot cash economic system of Greek Antiquity. within the Enlightenment the conceptual barrier Kant positioned among extra special fact and the "thing-in-itself" expressed, in Sohn-Rethel’s view, the reified cognizance stemming from commodity-exchange and the department of psychological and guide hard work. simply because Sohn-Rethel observed the complete heritage of philosophy as branded through a undying common common sense, he disregarded Hegel’s thought of "totality" as "idealist" and Hegel’s critique of Kantian dualism as beside the point to Marx’s critique of political economy.

David Black, within the name essay of The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism, indicates, contra Sohn-Rethel, that Marx’s exposition of the fetishism of commodities is historically-specific to capitalist construction, and accordingly can't clarify the origins of philosophy, which Black indicates to have concerned quite a few old advancements in Greek society and tradition in addition to monetization. simply as Hegel’s critique of Kantian formalism informs Marx’s critique of capital, Hegel’s writings on how the correct association of work may well abolish the barrier Aristotle positioned among creation and the "Realm of Freedom" prefigure Marx's efforts to formulate of an alternative choice to capitalism.

Part , Critique of the Situationist Dialectic: paintings, category realization and Reification, starts off with Surrealism, whose "disappearance" as a innovative inventive and social strength man Debord and the Situationists sought to make up for by means of superseding the poetry of artwork with the poetry of existence. besides highlighting Debord’s achievements in either thought and perform, Black issues to his philosophical shortcomings and relates those to Debord’s later "pessimistic" evaluation of the potential for progressive category realization inside of globalizing capitalism. The 4 essays partially 3 conceal the Aristotelian anarchism, the ambivalent legacy of Lukács' conception of reification, Raya Dunayevskaya’s Hegelian-Marxist inspiration of "absolute negativity" as "revolution in permanance", and Gillian Rose’s philosophical problem to either postmodernism and "traditional" Marxism.

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

Review: the hot Yorker is an American journal of reportage, statement, feedback, essays, fiction, cartoons, satire and poetry released by way of Conde Nast guides. beginning as a weekly within the mid-1920s, the journal is now released forty seven occasions consistent with 12 months, with 5 of those concerns protecting two-week spans. even though its stories and occasions listings frequently specialise in cultural lifetime of long island urban, the hot Yorker has a large viewers outdoor of latest York and united states. it's renowned in its commentaries on pop culture and whimsical Americana; its cognizance to fashionable 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 each one issue.

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Download E-books A Place in the Country PDF

A position within the Country is W. G. Sebald’s meditation at the six artists and writers who formed his artistic mind—and the final of this nice writer’s significant works to be translated into English.
 
This appealing hardcover version, with a full-cloth case, contains greater than forty items of artwork and six full-color gatefolds, all initially chosen and laid out by way of W. G. Sebald.

This amazing choice of interlinked essays approximately position, reminiscence, and creativity captures the internal worlds of 5 authors and one painter. In his masterly and mysterious style—part severe essay, half memoir—Sebald weaves their lives and paintings together with his personal migrations and upward push within the literary world.
 
listed below are humans talented with expertise and braveness but every so often cursed by means of fragile and volatile natures, operating in international locations inhospitable or perhaps adversarial to them. Jean-Jacques Rousseau is conjured at the verge of actual and psychological exhaustion, hiding from his detractors at the island of St. Pierre, the place centuries later Sebald took rooms adjoining to his. Eighteenth-century writer Johann Peter Hebel is remembered for his beautiful and gentle nature writing, expressing the everlasting stability of either the surface international and human feelings. author Gottfried Keller, top recognized for his 1850 novel Green Henry, is praised for his prescient insights right into a Germany the place “the hole among self-interest and the typical solid was once turning out to be ever wider.”
 
Sebald compassionately re-creates the ordeals of Eduard Mörike, the nineteenth-century German poet beset through temper swings, melancholy, and fainting spells in an more and more shallow society, and Robert Walser, the institutionalized writer whose approximately indecipherable scrawls appeared an try to “duck down under the extent of language and obliterate himself” (and whose actual visual appeal and 12 months of loss of life reflected these of Sebald’s grandfather). eventually, Sebald spies a awareness of death’s inevitability in painter Jan Peter Tripp’s lovingly special reproductions of life.
 
that includes an analogous forms of suggestive and unexplained illustrations that seem in his masterworks Austerlitz and The earrings of Saturn, and translated through Sebald’s colleague Jo Catling, A position within the Country is Sebald’s unforgettable self-portrait as obvious in the course of the reports of others, a glimpse of his personal ghosts along these of the boys who inspired him. it truly is a vital addition to his attractive physique of work.

Praise for A Place within the Country
 
“Measured, solemn, sardonic . . . hypnotic . . . [W. G. Sebald’s] books, which he produced from classics, stay classics for now.”—Joshua Cohen, The manhattan instances ebook Review

“In Sebald’s writing, every thing is hooked up, every thing webbed jointly by means of the unseen threads of background, or probability, or destiny, or loss of life. The scholarly craft of collecting scattered assets and weaving them right into a coherent complete is reworked right here into anything appealing and unsettling, increased into an paintings of the uncanny—an artwork that was once, finally, Sebald’s unusual and inscrutable gift.”Slate
 
“Magnificent . . . The a number of layers surrounding each one essay are seamless to the purpose of imperceptibility.”—New York Daily News
 
“Sebald’s so much gentle and jovial book.”—The Nation

“Reading [A position within the nation is] like going for a stroll with a fantastically proficient, deeply passionate novelist from Mars.”New York

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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 gathered the following: dozens of reports, go back and forth essays, biographical discourses, and literary musings. “His impact 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 all his such a lot ardent admirers. I sought after Mr. Irving’s paintings lots, in reality, that I gave it the final word compliment; I ‘borrowed it.’”—Edgar Allan Poe
 
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Download E-books Fame & Folly: Essays PDF

By Cynthia Ozick

From certainly one of America's nice literary figures, a brand new choice of essays on eminent writers and their paintings, and at the struggle among paintings and existence. The perilous intersection of writers' lives with private and non-private dooms is the fertile topic of lots of those outstanding essays from such literary giants as T.S. Eliot, Isaac Babel, Salman Rushdieand Henry James.

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