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Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World - Pierpont, Claudia Roth
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Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World - Prima edizione

2016, ISBN: 9780679751137

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Anchor Canada, 2007. Anchor Canada 2007 Fine/ From Screenwriter, playwright and novelist Nicholson (Shadowlands; Gladiator; The Society of Others) offers up talky, philosophical characters in "a story about falling in love" set in 1977, the year the narrator Bron turns 30. When his friend (and ex-girlfriend) Anna kicks him out of their shared London flat, Bron retreats to the countryside home of his friend Bernard. He plans to write a about true love, focusing on the case history of French postimpressionist painter Paul Marotte, who was smitten during a chance meeting with the woman who became his lover and muse. Bron--who has always been commitment-shy--finds his life echoing the painter's when he meets and instantly falls for Bernard's cousin, the beautiful, mysterious Flora. When he tells her of his feelings, she flees--setting Bron on a journey to Amsterdam, where he meets the eccentric art dealer Freddy Christiansen, who owns some of Marotte's letters and paintings and also knows Flora. Bron's continual musings on true love grow trite and repetitive, and the outcome of his romantic quest is less of a surprise than what he learns about Marotte. Still, Nicholson pulls off an ending that resounds with the echoes of romance that his narrator has been pondering. (Mar. 21) ¬ Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From BooklistThirty-year-old confirmed bachelor Dearborn (known to all as Bron) is fascinated by the work of symbolist painter Paul Marotte. Soon after the London writer decides to make the artist the focal point of a about love at first sight, he meets his friend's beautiful and mysterious cousin, Flora, and is instantly smitten. Under the guise of research, he follows Flora to Amsterdam and finds himself in the company of a distinguished art collector, whose relation with the young woman is enigmatic at best. Bron finds eerie parallels between Paul Marotte's life and his own, as he contemplates the connections among art, literature, and love. An acclaimed British playwright (Shadowlands) and novelist (The Society of Others), Nicholson serves up a compelling story line and a cast of intriguing characters. (Bron's ex-girlfriend, Anna, has the novel's most piquant lines, although Flora, as the object of desire, could have been fleshed out a bit more.) Clever plot twists seal the deal in this thought-provoking tale about lives transformed in the blink of an eye. Allison Block ¬ American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.. Paperback. Fine., Anchor Canada, 2007, Paper Back . New. (Size: 22.5x14.5cms.), In Upanisads is articulated not only the quintessence of spiritual wisdom, but also the remarkable philosophical genius of the classical Hindu mind. Owing, However, to their complexity, metaphor, and even obscurity, Upanisadic writings have been endlessly debated, discussed and written upon, more specially since Sankara's time. Swami Narayana Prasad's commentary is yet another valuable addition to the existing literature attempting, as it does, to rationally unlock the metaphysical subtleties of Prasna Upanisad- with the master-key handed down to him in the disciplic succession of Sri narayana guru. With the english version of the Upanisad, its original Sanskrit text and Roman transliteration, Swami Prasad's interpretation highl,ights the true import of this metaphysical piece- spelling out its contexts in the light of what the author calls the metalogic of yogic-buddhi and all else that is allegorical, obscure and riddle-like. For the authenticity of this commentary, the author has had extensive discussions with a group of Vedantic Scholars. A stimulating work for the scholars of Indian Philosophy, specially vedanta, and no less for discerning readers. ix+198 Year of Publication 1999 8124601291, 318 pp. From the Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley: "The Phenomenon of Man is a very remarkable work by a very remarkable human being. Pere Teilliard de Chardin was at the same time a Jesuit Father and a distinguished palaeontologist. In The Phenomenon of Man he has effected a threefold synthesis of the material and physical world with the world of mind and spirit; of the past with the future; and of variety with unity, the many with the one. He achieves this by examining every fact and every subject of his investigation 'sub specie evolutionis', with reference to its development in time and to its evolutionary position. Conversely, he is able to envisage the whole of knowable reality not as a static mechanism but as a process. In consequence, he is driven to search for human significance in relation to the trends of that enduring and comprehensive process; the measure of his stature is that he so largely succeeded in the search. I would like to introduce The Phenomenon of Man to English readers by attenipting a summary of its general thesis, and of what appear to me to be its more important conclusions. I make no excuse for this personal approach. As I discovered when I first met Pere Teilliard in Paris in 1946, he and I were on the same quest, and had been pursuing parallel roads ever since we were young men in our twenties. Thus, to mention a few sign-posts which I independently found along my road, already in 1913 I had; envisaged human evolution and biological evolution as two phases of a single process, but separated by a critical point, after which the properties of, the evolving material underwent radical change. This thesis I developed years; later in my Uniqueness of Man, adding that man's evolution was unique in showing the dominance of convergence over divergence: in the same volume I published an essay on, Scientific Humanism (a close approximation to Pere Teilhard's Neo-Humanism), in which I independently anticipated the title of Pere Teuhard's great book by describing humanity as a phenomenon, to be studied and analysed by scientific methods. Soon after the first World War; in Essays of a Biologist, I made my first attempt at defining and evaluating evolutionary progress. In my Romanes Lecture on Evolutionary Ethics, I made an attempt (which I now see was inadequate, but was at least a step in the right direction) to relate the development of moral codes and religions to the general trends of evolution; in 1942, in my Evolution, the Modern Synthesis, I essayed the first comprehensive post-Mendelian analysis of biological evolution as a process: and just before meeting Pere Teilhard had written a pamphlet entitled Unesco: its Purpose and Philosophy, where I stressed that such a philosophy must be a global, scientific and evolutionary humanism. In this, I was searching to establish an ideological basis for man's further cultural evolution, and to define the position of the individual human personality in the process -- a search in which I was later much aided by Pere' Teilliard's writings, and by our conversations and correspondence."ABOUT THE AUTHOR: "Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (May 1, 1881 April 10, 1955) was a French philosopher and Jesuit priest who trained as a paleontologist and geologist and took part in the discovery of Peking Man. Teilhard conceived the idea of the Omega Point and developed Vladimir Vernadsky's concept of Noosphere. He came into conflict with the Catholic Church and several of his books were censured. Teilhard's primary book, The Phenomenon of Man, set forth a sweeping account of the unfolding of the cosmos. He abandoned traditional interpretations of creation in the Book of Genesis in favor of a less strict interpretation. This displeased certain officials in the Roman Curia and in his own order who thought that it undermined the doctrine of original sin developed by Saint Augustine. Teilhard's position was opposed by his Church superiors, and his work was denied publication during his lifetime by the Roman Holy Office. The 1950 encyclical Humani generis condemned several of Teilhard's opinions, while leaving other questions open. In 2009, the Pope praised Teilhard's idea of the universe as a "living host"." - WikipediaKeywords: PHILOSOPHY METAPHYSICS SPIRITUALITY THEOLOGY PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN SIR JULIAN HUXLEY Multiple stains to cover, edges rubbed, pages toned. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1961. Good/Not Applicable., Harper Torchbooks, 1961, City Lights Books, 1997. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Candid account of a software engineer who runs her own computer consulting business out of a live-work loft in San Francisco's Multimedia Gulch,'' revealing how she balances "the seductions of the programmer's world" with the "real" world & exploring the social & philosophical repercussions of her life in "cyberculture." Trade paperback is Near Fine: looks, feels, & smells just slightly less than brand new! Completely clean, binding tight, nice white pages; NO writing, underlining, or highlighting. NOT ex-lib. Only flaw is extremely minor edgewear. Please see our photos! Description copyright Gargoyle Books 2015. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 pm (Noon Saturdays) Pacific time; else next day (except Sundays & holidays)., City Lights Books, 1997, New York U. S. A.: Harpertorch. As New 2005. Paperback. Marfree, tite Fine 1stEd; no names, not marked-in, underscored, clearance or discard. Mails from NYC usually within 12 hours. ; Victor Carl Series; 6.5 x 4.2 x 1.3 inches; 563 pages; \nFrom Publishers Weekly Lashner's latest, his fourth and longest, is another big and beautifully written saga, narrated by righteous, melancholy Philadelphia lawyer Victor Carl. Though the book is nominally a legal thriller, the Dickensian atmospherics command as much notice as the plot. A complex case connecting a recent murder to one 20 years ago counterpoints Victor's hospital visits to his dying father, who is obsessed with unburdening himself of (mostly sad) stories from his youth. It's a tribute to Lashner's skill that these yarns hold their own against the more dramatic main story line. Victor has been retained by petty wiseguy Joey Parma (known as Joey Cheaps) about an unsolved murder a generation ago. The victim was young lawyer Tommy Greeley, and Joey Cheaps was one of two perps, though he was never caught. When Joey is found near the waterfront with his throat slashed, Victor knows his duty. This involves considerable legwork and clashes with an array of sharply drawn characters; Lashner is in his element depicting this rogue's gallery, and Victor riffs philosophically on his encounters. Foremost among the shady figures is a femme fatale (improbably but appropriately) named Alura Straczynski, who sets her sights on Victor. It's a move more strategic than romantic, but no less dangerous for him. The standard coverup by men in high places waits at the end of Victor's odyssey, but this novel, like Lashner's previous ones, is all about the journey. Lashner's writing-or is it Victor's character? -gains depth and richness with every installment. © Reed. From Booklist *Starred Review* Joey Cheaps is a bottom feeder. He flits around the edges of the Philadelphia criminal underworld but never scores anything but trouble and jail time. Victor Car, whose place in the legal hierarchy is akin to Joey's in the criminal, is his attorney. Joey reveals to Victor his role in a 20-year-old drug rip-off in which an anonymous young man died. Victor can't fathom why Joey chose to bare his soul when he did but decides to find out when Joey's throat is slit shortly after his confession. Using his police connections to match missing-persons files and unsolved homicides to Joey's time frame, Victor comes up with the likely name of Joey's victim: Tommy Greeley, a failing law student moonlighting in the drug business. Among Greeley's youthful circle were many who subsequently rose to prominence in law and politics. Victor lets the genie out of the bottle with his inquiries on behalf of a failed hood and soon finds himself threatened and his clients receiving unduly harsh penalties in court. Lashner, best-selling author of Fatal Flaw [BKL Mr 15 03], has a rich, sometimes poetic style, but he leavens his prose with humor that fluctuates between morbid and whimsical. This is an extremely good crime novel, and it vaults Lashner into the upper reaches of the hardboiled universe, along with Pelecanos, Lehane, and a very few others. Wes Lukowsky © American Library Association. All rights reserved ., Harpertorch, 2005, Philosophical Library, Inc. Used - Good. 1965 Hardcover 1st . 101 p. Selected from the author's less familiar writings. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!, Philosophical Library, Inc, Tor Books. Mass Market Paperback. 0812540247 From Publishers Weekly Interleaved with accounts of the pi?a colada sunsets from the jet-set journalist-turned-novelist narrator's present-day life, this nostalgic novel recalls the summer of 1957, when the young Ray "Skeeter" Hawkins fell in love with the woman who haunts him still. When Angie Boudreau gets off the Spokane Greyhound at the Umatilla, Ore., drugstore where Skeeter works, the 16-year-old kidAgiven his nickname because, until his recent growth spurt, he'd been "no bigger than a mosquito"Ais immediately smitten by the ear-pierced, almond-eyed stranger who's reading Camus. He soon has a rival for Angie's attentions, howeverAthe school's star halfback, Billy Karady. So insular is Umatilla that, even when Karady attempts to rape Angie, and a number of other rapes occur nearby, his status as an athlete and minion of the larger-than-life Coach Mungo protects him. Angie and Ray begin going steady, and the self-obsessed, troubled Karady stalks the naive lovers. After Karady becomes more threatening, shooting at them and attempting to run them off the road, the sweethearts, influenced by the tenets of existentialism they have read about, take matters into their own hands. The plot then becomes dubious, with absurd crimes, cover-ups and disappearances. To Van Pelt's credit, he captures the feel of adolescence in the 1950s, but the narrative suffers after Angie moves away and the narrator discusses his adult life in slightly offensive terms. His wife, "the Filipina," reminds him of Angie physically, and is a real catch because she's "good-looking, uncomplicated, and caring." It is not until he's in New Orleans for an American Booksellers Association conventionAhe's been publishing novels under the pseudonym Nicholas van Pelt, and, like Thomas Pynchon, has never allowed a photo of himself to be publishedAthat Ray Hawkins discovers what really happened to Billy Karady. The self-referentiality of this novel destroys the suspense and makes it almost farcical. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Kirkus Reviews A 1950s fictional memoir of teenage sex, existential small-town blues, and a nasty bully who doesn't know when to quit. After his wacky, Pynchonesque thriller debut, Mongoose Man (1998), van Pelt veers into twisted nostalgia with a squeamishly adolescent, rites-of-passage sex-capade set in a tiny, dusty Oregon farm town. Its 1957 and pruriently prodigal 16-year-old Ray ``Skeeter'' Hawkins, earning spare change as a drugstore janitor, gets a wink from slim, sexy Angie Boudreau as she steps off the bus. Angie, whose American Indian ancestry gives her exotic features, has come to the forlorn hamlet of Umatilla to stay with relatives and finish out her high school years. She sees something in Raythe son of a crippled, former bootlegger with a struggling farmthat no one else does, least of all the testosterone-charged bully and high-school football hero Billy Karady, who thinks every pretty girl is his to conquer. Angie and Ray quickly become a couple, passionately discussing Camus's The Stranger while indulging in R-rated groping in the front seat of Ray's battered car, only to be stalked and threatened by Karady, who, Angie soon reveals, almost raped her when Ray wasn't around. Karady's envy leads to increasingly violent encounters with Ray, whose puny stature and intellectualized cowardice prevent him from trouncing Karady. When Ray and Angie hear of a series of rape-murders on the outskirts of town, their attempt to stick Karady with the crime goes awry. Forty years later, Ray, now a globe-trotting journalist-turned-novelist writing under the name van Pelt, expects Karady to jump out and challenge him in every locale he inhabits. The eventual confrontation is a letdown, as it inevitably must be, and afterward Hawkins/van Pelt reveals that Stomp! is less nostalgic idyll than postmodern critique of existentialism. Endearing comic invention, small-town angst, and a plausibly philosophical intent clash with embarrassingly trite masturbation metaphors . Very Good. 2000., Tor Books, 2000, Tor Books. Mass Market Paperback. 0812540247 From Publishers Weekly Interleaved with accounts of the pi?a colada sunsets from the jet-set journalist-turned-novelist narrator's present-day life, this nostalgic novel recalls the summer of 1957, when the young Ray "Skeeter" Hawkins fell in love with the woman who haunts him still. When Angie Boudreau gets off the Spokane Greyhound at the Umatilla, Ore., drugstore where Skeeter works, the 16-year-old kidAgiven his nickname because, until his recent growth spurt, he'd been "no bigger than a mosquito"Ais immediately smitten by the ear-pierced, almond-eyed stranger who's reading Camus. He soon has a rival for Angie's attentions, howeverAthe school's star halfback, Billy Karady. So insular is Umatilla that, even when Karady attempts to rape Angie, and a number of other rapes occur nearby, his status as an athlete and minion of the larger-than-life Coach Mungo protects him. Angie and Ray begin going steady, and the self-obsessed, troubled Karady stalks the naive lovers. After Karady becomes more threatening, shooting at them and attempting to run them off the road, the sweethearts, influenced by the tenets of existentialism they have read about, take matters into their own hands. The plot then becomes dubious, with absurd crimes, cover-ups and disappearances. To Van Pelt's credit, he captures the feel of adolescence in the 1950s, but the narrative suffers after Angie moves away and the narrator discusses his adult life in slightly offensive terms. His wife, "the Filipina," reminds him of Angie physically, and is a real catch because she's "good-looking, uncomplicated, and caring." It is not until he's in New Orleans for an American Booksellers Association conventionAhe's been publishing novels under the pseudonym Nicholas van Pelt, and, like Thomas Pynchon, has never allowed a photo of himself to be publishedAthat Ray Hawkins discovers what really happened to Billy Karady. The self-referentiality of this novel destroys the suspense and makes it almost farcical. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. From Kirkus Reviews A 1950s fictional memoir of teenage sex, existential small-town blues, and a nasty bully who doesn't know when to quit. After his wacky, Pynchonesque thriller debut, Mongoose Man (1998), van Pelt veers into twisted nostalgia with a squeamishly adolescent, rites-of-passage sex-capade set in a tiny, dusty Oregon farm town. Its 1957 and pruriently prodigal 16-year-old Ray ``Skeeter'' Hawkins, earning spare change as a drugstore janitor, gets a wink from slim, sexy Angie Boudreau as she steps off the bus. Angie, whose American Indian ancestry gives her exotic features, has come to the forlorn hamlet of Umatilla to stay with relatives and finish out her high school years. She sees something in Raythe son of a crippled, former bootlegger with a struggling farmthat no one else does, least of all the testosterone-charged bully and high-school football hero Billy Karady, who thinks every pretty girl is his to conquer. Angie and Ray quickly become a couple, passionately discussing Camus's The Stranger while indulging in R-rated groping in the front seat of Ray's battered car, only to be stalked and threatened by Karady, who, Angie soon reveals, almost raped her when Ray wasn't around. Karady's envy leads to increasingly violent encounters with Ray, whose puny stature and intellectualized cowardice prevent him from trouncing Karady. When Ray and Angie hear of a series of rape-murders on the outskirts of town, their attempt to stick Karady with the crime goes awry. Forty years later, Ray, now a globe-trotting journalist-turned-novelist writing under the name van Pelt, expects Karady to jump out and challenge him in every locale he inhabits. The eventual confrontation is a letdown, as it inevitably must be, and afterward Hawkins/van Pelt reveals that Stomp! is less nostalgic idyll than postmodern critique of existentialism. Endearing comic invention, small-town angst, and a plausibly philosophical intent clash with embarrassingly trite masturbation metaphors . Very Good. 2000., Tor Books, 2000, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Vol. 3 in this series, this is an edited collection of 19 essays by noted philosophers, film buffs, & professors that explore philosophical themes in "The Terminator" movies. In 294 pages with an Introduction & Index. A First Printing, this trade paperback book is in Near Fine condition: looks, feels, & smells just slightly less crisp than brand new! Extremely clean & tight, NO writing/highlighting/underlining, NOT ex-lib. Only flaw is two very faint smudges to external page edges & slight shelfwear. Please see our photos! Description & photos copyright Gargoyle Books 2016. Same Day Shipping on all orders received by 2 p.m. (Noon Saturdays) Pacific time; Sundays & holidays--next business day. Special: order any other book in this series & pay only $1.00 to ship subsequent books!, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009, Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited, 2007. Softcover. New. Description : This is an indispensable guide to the life and philosophy of Réné Descartes, one of the most controversial figures of his age, and the founder of modern rational thought. In lucid and accessible style, Harry M. Bracken provides a comprehensive overview of all the key themes, offering insight into the context of Descartes’ own life, detailed analysis of his writings and a fascinating examination of the question: ‘Why is Descartes the philosopher other philosophers love to hate?’ Contents : In the Beginning • On many occasions I have in sleep been deceived • Some evil genius (not less powerful than decitful) has employed his whole energies in deceiving me • But among these ideas, some appear to me to be innate • I, first of all men, upset the doubts of the sceptics • To the most sereneprincess elisabeth: I consider this work due to you • grammar is to mind as geometry is to matter • There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves • Meaning is always a step away from anything you can observe in the world • There never was a civilized nation of any other complexion than white • Glossary • Notes • Bibliography • Index Printed Pages: 160., Oneworld/Viva Books Private Limited, 2007, Random House Inc, 2001 NO writing, marks or tears inside book - Tight spine - Bright pages - 343 pages - In 1995, Adam Gopnik, his wife, and their infant son left the familiar comforts and hassles of New York City for the urbane glamour of Paris. In the grand tradition of Stein, Hemingway, Baldwin, and Liebling, Gopnik set out to enjoy the storied existence of an American in Paris -- walks down the paths of the Tuileries, philosophical discussions in cafes, and afternoon jaunts to the Musee d'Orsay. But as readers of Gopnik's beloved and award-winning "Paris Journal" in The New Yorker know, there was also the matter of raising a child and carrying on with la vie quotidienne -- the daily, slightly less fabled life. As Gopnik discovers in this funny and tender account, the dual processes of navigating a foreign city and becoming a parent are not completely dissimilar -- both promise new routines, new languages, and a new set of rules by which each day is to be lived. With singular wit and insight, Gopnik manages to weave the magical with the mundane in this wholly delightful book that Entertainment Weekly deemed "magisterial." . Trade Paperback. Near-Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Random House Inc, 2001, D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd, 2012. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm. In Upanishads is articulated not only the quintessence of spiritual wisdom, but also the remarkable philosophical genius of the classical Hindu mind. Owing, however, to their complexity, metaphor, and even obscurity, Upanishadic writings have been endlessly debated, discussed and written upon, more specially since Shankara`s time. Swami Narayana Prasad`s commentary is yet another valuable addition to the existing literature attempting, as it does, to rationally unlock the metaphysical subtleties of Prashna Upanishad -- with the master-key handed down to him in the disciplic succession of Sri Narayana Guru. Prashna Upanishad offers an enlightened exposition of brahmavidya: knowledge of the Absolute/Supreme Reality. In an aptly thought-out dialectical situation, it offers a threadbare discussion of six questions which, centreing around procreation/origin of beings, prana: the most vital life-sustaining principle, functional states of the Self (purusha), significance of meditating on AUM -- lead to the finality of Vedantic wisdom: the sublimity of non-dual Reality: the param purusha of sixteen kalas. With the English version of the Upanishad, its original Sanskrit text and Roman transliteration, Swami Prasad`s interpretation highlights the true import of this metaphysical piece -- spelling out its contexts in the light of what the author calls "the metalogic of yogic-buddhi" and all else that is allegorical, obscure and riddle-like. For the authenticity of this commentary, the author has had extensive discussions with a group of Vedantic scholars. A stimulating work for the scholars of Indian philosophy, specially Vedanta, and no less for discerning readers. Contents: PrefacePeace Invocation First Question Second Question Third Question Fourth Question Fifth Question Sixth Question Glossary Index Printed Pages: 207., D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd, 2012, Brookline Village: Branden Press, 1983 Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria-Bonesana March 15, 1738 - November 28, 1794) was an Italian jurist, philosopher and politician best known for his treatise On Crimes and Punishments (1764), which condemned torture and the death penalty, and was a founding work in the field of penology and the Classical School of criminology. In 1764 Beccaria published a brief but justly celebrated treatise On Crimes and Punishments, which marked the high point of the Milan Enlightenment. In it, Beccaria put forth some of the first modern arguments against the death penalty. His treatise was also the first full work of penology, advocating reform of the criminal law system. The book was the first full-scale work to tackle criminal reform and to suggest that criminal justice should conform to rational principles. It is a less theoretical work than the writings of Hugo Grotius, Samuel von Pufendorf and other comparable thinkers, and as much a work of advocacy as of theory. In this essay, Beccaria reflected the convictions of the Il Caffè group, who sought to cause reform through Enlightenment discourse.. First Edition. Paperback. New. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall., Branden Press, 1983, Lion, 1993. Hardcover. Good. Hardback no D/J in very good condition. 1st edition. The scandal of pain in God's World. About the Author Born in Illinois, Jones was unable to afford college, so he enlisted in the Army in 1939. With the publication of Whistle (1978), it became apparent that Jones's main achievement was a trilogy of novels about U.S. Army life during World War II that may well stand among the best war fiction of all time. Jeffrey Helterman (Dictionary of Literary Biography) has said that Jones may well have "produced an immense, vital trilogy on men at war which should earn him the place he had always wanted - to be the Thomas Wolfe of his generation." The same main characters appear in From Here to Eternity (1951), The Thin Red Line (1962), and Whistle, though their names are changed. The first novel of the trilogy, From Here to Eternity, which won the National Book Award, was a controversial bestseller that was made into one of the best movies of 1953. Jones's novel is a brutal, almost ugly, picture of the peacetime army in Hawaii until the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Thin Red Line describes the Guadalcanal campaign, while Whistle, which was edited by Willie Morris from a nearly completed manuscript, shows Mort Winch ("Milt Warden" of From Here to Eternity) returning wounded to the United States with three of his men only to discover that neither the army nor their country has any significant place for them. Jones's other fiction is considered less successful. Some Came Running (1957) is an autobiographical novel about a veteran who returns to Illinois to write a war novel; it was condemned for its undisciplined length, verbal excesses, and naive philosophizing. The deliberately short and much tighter The Pistol (1959) proved to be the first of several works in which an almost obsessive concern with heavy symbolism suggested to some readers that Jones had veered too far away from the raw naturalism of his first novel. Go to the Widow-Maker (1967), about a civilian's effort to prove his masculinity and courage in skin diving and shark shooting, was likewise poorly received. Nevertheless, Jones's achievements in his trilogy continue to be admired by critics and eagerly read by new generations of readers., Lion, 1993, New York: Vintage. Very Good 1990. Softcover. Acidfree fresh prtg; name inside + handful pp lite pencil u-lines not o/w marked-in, clearance or discard. Usually mails within 12 hours. ; 8.1 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches; 240 pages; From AudioFile: In the face of recent revisionist efforts to demean Franklin, it's well to return to the most renowned of the Franklin biographies and winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize. Franklin's informal account of his remarkable life, July 10, 2002#Reviewer: Robert W. Moore (Chicago, IL) -#In many ways, this is, to someone coming to it for the first time, a very surprising book. For one thing, it is amazingly incomplete. Franklin is, of course, one of the most famous Americans who ever lived, & his accomplishments are a part of American lore & popular history. A great deal of lore & his accomplishments are missing from this account of his life. He never finished the autobiography, earlier in his life because he was too busy w/ what he terms public "employments, " & later in life because the opium he was taking for kidney stones left him unable to concentrate sufficiently. Had Franklin been able to write about every period of his life, his AUTOBIOGRAPHY would have been one of the most remarkable documents every produced. It is amazingly compelling in its incomplete state. #As a serious reader, I was delighted in the way that Franklin is obsessed w/ the reading habits of other people. Over & over in the course of his memoir, he remarks that such & such a person was fond of reading, or owned a large number of books, or was a poet or author... He finds other readers to be kindred souls. #...One finds many pragmatist tendencies in Franklin's thought. He is concerned less w/ ideals than w/ ideas that work & are functional. E. G. , , at one point he implies that while his own beliefs lean more towards the deistical, he sees formal religion as playing an important role in life & society, yet he goes out of his way to never criticize the faith of another person. His pragmatism comes out also in list of the virtues, which is one of the more famous & striking parts of his book. As is well known, he compiled a list of 13 virtues, which he felt summed up all the virtues taught by all philosophers & religions. But they are practical, not abstract virtues. He states that he wanted to articulate virtues that possessed simple & not complex ideas. Why? The simpler the idea, the easier to apply. And in formulating his list of virtues, he is more concerned w/ the manner in which these virtues can be actualized in one's life...#...The informal nature of the book displays Franklin's intended humility, & for Franklin, seeming to be so is nearly as important as actually being so. For part of the function of the virtues in an individual is not merely to make that particular person virtuous, but to function as an example to others. This notion of his being an example to other people is one of the major themes in his book. His life, he believes, is an exemplary one. And he believes that by sharing the details of his own life, he can serves as a template for other lives. #One striking aspect of his book is what one could almost call Secular Puritanism. Although Franklin was hardly a prude, he was nonetheless very much a child of the Puritans. This is not displayed merely in his promotion of the virtues, but in his abstaining from excessiveness in eating, drinking, conversation, or whatever. Franklin is intensely concerned w/ self-governance. #I think anyone not having read this before will be surprised at how readable & enjoyable this is. I think also one can only regret that Franklin was not able to write about the entirety of his life. He was a remarkable man w/ a remarkable story to tell. ., Vintage, 1990, Corgi Adult, 2001. Paperback. Good. Paperback in good condition, creasing to spine where read. Review. It takes guts to write a novel that combines an ancient secret brotherhood, the Swiss Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, a papal conclave, mysterious ambigrams, a plot against the Vatican, a mad scientist in a wheelchair, particles of antimatter, jets that can travel 15,000 miles per hour, crafty assassins, a beautiful Italian physicist, and a Harvard professor of religious iconology. It takes talent to make that novel anything but ridiculous. Kudos to Dan Brown (Digital Fortress) for achieving the nearly impossible. Angels & Demons is a no-holds-barred, pull-out-all-the-stops, breathless tangle of a thriller--think Katherine Neville's The Eight (but cleverer) or Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum (but more accessible). Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is shocked to find proof that the legendary secret society, the Illuminati dedicated since the time of Galileo to promoting the interests of science and condemning the blind faith of Catholicism is alive, well, and murderously active. Brilliant physicist Leonardo Vetra has been murdered, his eyes plucked out, and the society's ancient symbol branded upon his chest. His final discovery, antimatter, the most powerful and dangerous energy source known to man, has disappeared--only to be hidden somewhere beneath Vatican City on the eve of the election of a new pope. Langdon and Vittoria, Vetra's daughter and colleague, embark on a frantic hunt through the streets, churches, and catacombs of Rome, following a 400-year-old trail to the lair of the Illuminati, to prevent the incineration of civilization. Brown seems as much juggler as author there are lots and lots of balls in the air in this novel, yet Brown manages to hurl the reader headlong into an almost surreal suspension of disbelief. While the reader might wish for a little more sardonic humor from Langdon, and a little less bombastic philosophizing on the eternal conflict between religion and science, these are less fatal flaws than niggling annoyances readers should have no trouble skimming past them and immersing themselves in a heck of a good read. "Brain candy" it may be, but my!, Corgi Adult, 2001, New York. 1970. Mentor/New American Library. 1st Mentor Paperback Edition. Very Good In Wrappers With Small tear On Front Top Cover. Edited by Arnulf Zweig. 432 pages. July 1970. MW1008. paperback. keywords: Philosophy Germany Translated. inventory # 19655. FROM THE PUBLISHER - A GREAT MOVER AND SHAKER. No man seemed less a revolutionary than Immanuel Kant. Yet this quiet professor in an obscure German university dramatically changed the course of human thinking, both effectively challenging the ideas of the great philosophers of the past and freeing morality from the dictates of theology. He offered mankind a vital and challenging new vision of human freedom and human necessity, and of the limitations and vast creative potential of the mind. Editor Arnulf Zweig has made a comprehensive, well-rounded selection of Kant’s writings designed to give the reader the fullest possible understanding of the great thinker’s ideas. Included are definitive selections from CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON, CRITIQUE OF PRACTICAL REASON, and CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENT, as well as major studies of the basis of Kant’s morality and a selection of his letters. Together they illumine a body of thought that is complex, fascinating, and seminally important., Voice of India, New Delhi, 2005. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. On the December 2003, in his home in Delhi, 82-years- old historian and publisher Sita Ram Goel passed away. He was one of India’s most important thinkers in the post-in dependence era. His a writings are central to the recent Hindu awakening the Country that is now growing rapidly to World prominence. While his Guru and colleague, Ram Swarup, laid the Spiritual and Philosophical basis for the movement, the movement, the detailed analysis and it-depth articulation was supplied by Mr. Goel. The current generation of Hindu writers owes a lot to him for charting a clear course for them to follow. As this Movement develops, his work is bound to become yet more significant. Sita Ram Goel was a profile writer, adding translations and historical Novels to his long list of scholarly publications. 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This in contrast with the illiterate but pretentious posturing by some “eminent” academics of the opposite School in India and abroad. He sometimes made his task of gaining support for his Views unnecessarily difficult by his way of expressing dissent, e.g. by openly courting the label “Hindu communalist”, which clashed with some people’s excessive sensitivity to his candid language. Happily, there are now winds of change and the ideas he propounded are providing their worth. It is time that the people of India, the media in particular, gave him his due. In the passing of Sita Ram Goel, India lost a scholar, writer, publisher, and creator and mentor of a vigorous school of thought rooted in Sanatana Dharma. Because of his Leadership role on the side of Hindu and human Values during the central ideological struggles of t5he second half of the 20th century, his Family and friends have considered it fitting to bring out this commemoration volume in his honour. 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In particular, she explores these writers in terms of their involvement with issues of sexual freedom, race, and politics. These essays were originally published in during the past eight years but appear here in revised and expanded form. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR Publishers Weekly Considering "how ambitious women worked out their destinies in an age of momentous transition," Pierpont scrutinizes 12 well-known 20th-century women in these essays (revised and expanded from their original publication in the New Yorker). In her highly capable hands, these diverse women--writers, philosophers and a movie star--come alive through probing questions about their work and vivid details about their lives. In the first grouping, Pierpont explores "issues of sexual freedom" through the widely varying perspectives of Olive Schreimer, Gertrude Stein, Anais Nin and Mae West. The second part, concerned with race, and the third, with politics, cover figures from Zora Neale Hurston, Margaret Mitchell and Eudora Welty to Ayn Rand, Hannah Arendt and Mary McCarthy. Of course, connections and overlapping concerns emerge through the course of these excellent, astute pieces. The most interesting parallels are those that are least expected and those that occur across the borders of nationality, class and medium--such as coincident views of women's power between Arendt and Mitchell, or similar sexual stances on the part of Nin and Rand. In her arrangement of writings, Pierpont raises questions about women's progress through the century: What do these "women of a transitional age" tell us about our own "internal change"? She also defends her subjects from harsh contemporary judgment, "for they had hardly any models to follow, apart from a handful of suicidal literary heroines." Indeed, perhaps this collection's most noteworthy contribution is its levelheaded, sympathetic and unsentimental nature, especially given that the name alone of many of these figures (such as Rand and Nin) can provoke powerful reactions from both admirers and detractors. (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.| Biography Claudia Roth Pierpont, a contributor to The New Yorker since 1990, has received a Whiting Writer's Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She holds a Ph.D. in Italian Renaissance art history from New York University. She lives in New York City. . Trade Paperback. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Vintage Books, 2000

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Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World
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Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World

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With a masterful ability to connect their social contexts to well-chosen and telling details of their personal lives, Claudia Roth Pierpont gives us portraits of twelve amazingly diverse and influential literary women of the twentieth century, women who remade themselves and the world through their art. Gertrude Stein, Mae West, Margaret Mitchell, Eudora Welty, Ayn Rand, Doris Lessing, Anais Nin, Zora Neale Hurston, Marina Tsvetaeva, Hannah Arendt and Mary Mccarthy, and Olive Schreiner: Pierpont is clear-eyed in her examination of each member of this varied group, connectng her subjects firmly to the issues of sexual freedom, race, and politics that bound them to their times, even as she exposes the roots of their uniqueness. "Pierpont['s] graceful essays are at once erudite and personal in their focus." ?"The Boston Globe ""One of the most ceaselessly interesting books I've read in some time." ?Lorrie Moore, "The New York Review of Books"

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780679751137
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0679751130
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Anno di pubblicazione: 2001
Editore: VINTAGE BOOKS
320 Pagine
Peso: 0,304 kg
Lingua: eng/Englisch

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