By Richard Wolin
Ten essays on concerns in philosophy, literary concept and highbrow background. The query of radical imperialism of the postmodern flip, the unspoken schedule of neoconservative cultural idea and a dialogue of Walter Benjamin's position in cultural experiences are integrated within the textual content.
By Warren Boutcher
This significant two-volume research bargains an interdisciplinary research of Montaigne's Essais and their fortunes in early smooth Europe and the fashionable western college. quantity one makes a speciality of contexts from inside of Montaigne's personal milieu, and at the ways that his e-book made him a patron-author or speedy vintage within the eyes of his editor Marie de Gournay and his promoter Justus Lipsius. quantity specializes in the reader-writers throughout Europe who used the Essais to make their very own works, from corrected variations and translations in print, to life-writing and private files in manuscript. Read more...
summary: This significant two-volume research bargains an interdisciplinary research of Montaigne's Essais and their fortunes in early sleek Europe and the trendy western collage. quantity one makes a speciality of contexts from inside of Montaigne's personal milieu, and at the ways that his ebook made him a patron-author or quick vintage within the eyes of his editor Marie de Gournay and his promoter Justus Lipsius. quantity makes a speciality of the reader-writers throughout Europe who used the Essais to make their very own works, from corrected variations and translations in print, to life-writing and private files in manuscript
The Letters of George Santayana, Book 8: 1948-1952 by George Santayana, William G. Holzberger, Herman J. Saatkamp
By George Santayana, William G. Holzberger, Herman J. Saatkamp Jr., Marianne S. Wokeck
This ultimate quantity of Santayana's letters spans the final 5 years of the philosopher's existence. regardless of the expanding infirmities of age and affliction, Santayana persevered to be remarkably efficient in the course of those years, operating gradually until eventually September 1952, whilst he died of abdominal melanoma, simply 3 months in need of his eighty-ninth birthday. nonetheless dwelling within the nursing domestic run by way of the "Blue Sisters" of the Little corporation of Mary in Rome (now with such prewar luxuries as scorching baths and valuable heating restored), Santayana accomplished his booklet Dominations and Powers, which have been greater than fifty years within the making, the ultimate a part of his autobiography individuals and locations, released posthumously in 1953 as My Host the area, and the abridgement of his early five-part masterwork, The lifetime of cause, right into a unmarried volume--all whereas carrying on with to keep up a voluminous correspondence with pals and admirers. The 8 books of The Letters of George Santayana compile over 3,000 letters, a lot of that have been came across within the fifty years due to the fact that Santayana's loss of life. Letters in booklet 8 are written to such correspondents because the younger American poet Robert Lowell (whom Santayana thinks of "only as a pal and never only as a star" and to whom he sends a marriage present of $500); Ira D. Cardiff, the editor of Atoms of concept, a set of excerpts from Santayana's writings (which, Santayana complained, portrayed him as extra similar to Tom Paine than Thomas Aquinas); Richard Colton Lyon, a tender Texan who might later gather Santayana's writings approximately the United States in Santayana on the US: Essays, Notes, and Letters on American existence, Literature, and Philosophy (1968); and the humanist thinker Corliss Lamont.William G. Holzberger is Professor of English Emeritus at Bucknell University.
By George Santayana
Book 3 of George Santayana's letters covers a interval of excessive highbrow task in Santayana's lifestyles, and the correspondence displays the institution of his mature philosophy. Santayana turns into extra completely confirmed in Italy, yet maintains to trip in France, Spain, and England. The 12 months 1927 marks the start of his lengthy friendship with Daniel Cory, who turned his literary secretary and at last his literary executor. additionally, with the loss of life of Santayana's half-brother Robert, George Sturgis, Robert's son, turns into a tremendous a part of Santayana's lifestyles and letters as his monetary supervisor. Santayana maintains to jot down to his sister Susana, in addition to to various neighbors and fellow philosophers, together with Bernard Berenson, Robert Seymour Bridges, Curt John Ducasse, John Erskine, Horace Meyer Kaller, Lewis Mumford, George Herbert Palmer, John Francis Stanley Russell, Herbert Wallace Schneider, Charles Augustus powerful, Paul Weiss, and Harry Austryn Wolfson. different correspondents comprise Wendell T. Bush, Alys Gregory, Marianne Moore, John Middleton Murray, and Frederick J. E. Woodbridge.
By Donald Trump, Meredith McIver
Through the years, Donald Trump has written many bestselling books, and he has additionally written brief items that summarize his singularly winning tenets on the best way to reside the great existence, either individually and professionally. those were in my view chosen via Donald Trump for this booklet, giving his precise viewpoint in what quantities to an “informal schooling” on find out how to achieve enterprise and lifestyles. The items are enticing, informative, and academic, providing the clearest photo but into the brain and center of a unprecedented individual.Essay titles include:The extra You examine, The extra What You Don’t KnowSometimes We Hesitate with solid ReasonThere Are instances if you may still movement OnKeep the massive photo in MindGive Your better Self a ChanceDiscover and stay Your PurposeKeep It brief, speedy, and DirectStrive for WholenessGo opposed to the TideYou Can Create your individual good fortune
By Yoken, Melvin B.; Rassias, John
Breakthrough: Essays and Vignettes in Honor of John A. Rassias celebrates a great educator who has revolutionized the artwork of studying languages. John A. Rassias’ procedure breaks down the limitations and inhibitions humans have in studying one other language. In his forty-plus years of educating, he has touched and reworked many lives. This e-book incorporates a own interview with Rassias; a list of his lifestyles accomplishments; an editorial through Rassias; and scholarly essays on his approach to educating languages, in addition to scholarly essays on educating languages generally. a wide component to this publication contains own vignettes through many of the humans Rassias has touched as a instructor, mentor, father, uncle, and pal
By Ronald Crawford, Hildegard Fritsch
The second one quantity of the Schumann correspondence comprises letters written by means of Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and Clara Wieck Schumann (1819-1896) in 1839, documenting the foremost occasions of that 12 months: Clara's live performance travel and remain in Paris, Friedrich Wieck's endured vehement competition to Robert's courtship of his daughter, Clara and Robert's criminal motion to procure the court's consent for his or her marriage, Clara's reunion and stick with her mom in Berlin, and the demise of Robert's brother Eduard.
By John R. Hinnells
Complete and authoritative, The Penguin instruction manual of the World's dwelling Religions is compiled by way of a workforce of foreign students. This in-depth survey of energetic religions, absolutely up to date to incorporate sleek advancements and the latest scholarship, now positive aspects chapters on twenty-first-century the USA, Britain, Canada, and Australia. Ranging around the globe, individuals clarify the resources and historical past of brand new spiritual platforms, from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, and Islam, to neighborhood teams in Africa, China, and Japan. Readers will discover a wealth of aspect on doctrines, practices, rites of passage, rituals, and the position of gender in sleek faiths.
By Giorgio Manganelli
Avventurandosi in questa silloge di scritti inediti, stesi fra il 1940 e il 1982, chiunque pensasse di conoscere Manganelli dovrà ricredersi, giacché l’intera sua produzione risulta illuminata come da una luce radente – quella che emana da un laboratorio segreto e pieno di sorprese. A partire dal tenebroso racconto che dà il titolo al quantity: «M’ero disegnato il suo corpo come una mappa, con vene di strade e arterie di ramblas e avenues carotidee e i crescentes capezzolati e le esedre genitali» leggiamo già inquieti, e non tardiamo a comprendere che si tratta del corpo indifeso e passivo – eppure smisurato e minaccioso – di una donna che dorme. C’è un solo modo in keeping with sbarazzarsi di quell’atlante infinito, in line with evadere dalla casa di carne che lei ha costruito, ci spiega los angeles nitida e allucinata voce narrante: accostarle una rivoltella alla tempia e straziarla: «Ti ucciderò, mia capitale; mio quartiere residenziale; sede del mio deportato governo; mia Stadt; esilio di turbolenti anarchici». E non meno fosca, allarmante è l. a. bellezza degli altri racconti, nutriti di poesia barocca e dei prediletti rapid, Lamb e De Quincey, dove si agitano personaggi-paesaggio vittime di alterazioni dimensionali, visitati da incubi, metamorfosi e apparizioni polimorfiche, attraversati da forze oscure e angosce, assediati da un nulla «popolato di nulla tormentosi» – e capaci di parlarci di verità ultime quasi celebrassero una fastosa e gelida cerimonia verbale. Come colui che, nel fulminante "Un libro", illustra il colpo segreto che ci resta – l. a. morte volontaria – quando tutto sembra perduto; l. a. convivenza con il nostro «quotidiano assassino», il nulla; l. a. necessità dell’odio, legittimo rifiuto delle «fascinose soluzioni sbagliate»; los angeles vana ricerca di Dio, di cui non conosciamo che una forma ingentilita e commerciabile: «una divinità sorridente, qualunquista, transigente».