Download PDF by Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka: Passions of the Earth in Human Existence, Creativity, and
By Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (auth.), Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (eds.)
Literature finds that the hidden strings of the human `passional soul' are the artistic resource of the particularly human life.
carrying on with the inquiry into the `elemental passions of the soul' and the Human inventive Soul pursued in numerous earlier volumes of this sequence, the current quantity specializes in the `passions of the earth', bringing to mild the various primogenital existential threads of the innermost bonds of the Human situation and mom earth. In Tymieniecka's phrases, the reports function to resolve the fundamental bond among the residing person and the earth - a bond that lies on the middle of our lifestyles. A heightened information of this bond should still enlighten our scenario and support us locate our existential bearings.
By Richard M. Rorty
From Library Journal
Rorty propounds, and faces squarely the results of, a relativistic, non-essentialist view of guy and society. For him, attitudes, values, ideals, and practices are contingent phenomena of a selected time, position, and tradition, none of that is inherently higher or worse than the other. there's irony within the undeniable fact that you may become aware of this, but nonetheless wish, and paintings for, "human solidarity" and freedom. How those positions may be reconciled is the topic of this crucial ebook, no longer incidental to that are interesting discussions of Hegel, Heidegger, Habermas, Nietzsche, Nabokov, Freud, Dickens, and Orwell, between others. this can be Rorty at his so much stimulating, and he emerges as an enormous political theorist.
- Leon H. Brody, U.S. workplace of team of workers administration Lib., Washington, D.C.
By Yann Martel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Fifteen years after The lifetime of Pi, Yann Martel is taking us on one other lengthy trip. lovers of his guy Booker Prize–winning novel will realize known subject matters from that seafaring phenomenon, however the itinerary during this ingenious new booklet is solely clean. . . . Martel’s writing hasn't ever been extra charming.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post
In Lisbon in 1904, a tender guy named Tomás discovers an previous magazine. It tricks on the lifestyles of a unprecedented artifact that—if he can locate it—would redefine heritage. touring in a single of Europe’s earliest cars, he units out looking for this unusual treasure.
Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist dedicated to the homicide mysteries of Agatha Christie unearths himself on the heart of a secret of his personal and drawn into the results of Tomás’s quest.
Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes safe haven in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the lack of his liked spouse. yet he arrives with an strange spouse: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unforeseen conclusion.
[i]The excessive Mountains of Portugal—part quest, half ghost tale, half modern fable—offers a haunting exploration of serious love and nice loss. jam-packed with tenderness, humor, and never-ending shock, it takes the reader on a highway journey via Portugal within the final century—and in the course of the human soul.
Praise for The excessive Mountains of Portugal
“Just as bold, simply as shrewdpermanent, simply as existential and religious [as Life of Pi] . . . a publication that rewards your awareness . . . a great ebook membership choice.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“There’s no denying the straightforward pleasures on hand in The excessive Mountains of Portugal.”—Chicago Tribune
“Charming . . . so much Martellian is the boundless capability for parable. . . . Martel understands his strengths: passages in regards to the chimpanzee and his proprietor brim irresistibly with affection and attentiveness.”—The New Yorker
“A wealthy and profitable adventure . . . [Martel] spins his magic thread of desire and depression, comedy and pathos.”—USA Today
“I took away indelible photos from [i]High Mountains, enthralling and demanding whilst. . . . As whimsical as Martel’s magic realism may be, grief informs each step of the book’s 3 trips. during the novel we burrow ever extra into the guts of an ape, natural and dangerous right away, our precursor, ourselves.”—NPR
“Refreshing, outstanding and jam-packed with gleaming moments of humor and insight.”—The Dallas Morning News
“We’re lucky to have really good writers utilizing their fiction to meditate on a paradox we want urgently to consider—the unbridgeable hole and the unbreakable bond among human and animal, our very unlikely self-alienation from our international. . . . [Martel’s] semi-surreal, semi-absurdist mode is definitely suited for exploring the ambiguity. the ethical and non secular implications of his story have, in any case, a high quality of haunting tenderness.”—Ursula ok. Le Guin, The Guardian
“[Martel packs] his creative novel with beguiling principles. What connects a clumsy curator to a haunted pathologist to a smitten flesh presser throughout greater than seventy-five years is the author’s skill to conjure up whatever uncanny on the end.”—The Boston Globe
“A advantageous domestic, and tale, within which to discover oneself.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune
From the Hardcover edition.
By Beth Holmgren
During this ground-breaking ebook, Beth Holmgren examines how—in turn-of-the-century Russia and its topic, the dominion of Poland—capitalism affected the elitist tradition of literature, publishing, ebook markets, and readership. Rewriting Capitalism considers how either “serious” writers and manufacturers of shopper tradition coped with the drastic energy shift from “serious” literature to market-driven literature.
By Lisa Lutz
“How to begin a Fire will preserve you captivated from starting to end.”—Town & Country
“Excellent . . . Over the process the radical we come to grasp in detail those 3 complex women.”—Chicago Tribune
“Whip clever and crafty, deeply humorous and profoundly relocating . . . A knockout.”—Megan Abbott, writer of The Fever
while university roommates Anna and Kate locate Georgiana Leoni handed out on a garden, they wheel her to their dorm in a procuring cart. 20 years later, they assemble round a campfire at a brand new England mansion. What got here between—the wild adventures, unstated jealousies, and one evening that modified everything—is the witty, poignant tale of our most powerful friendships, the folks who comprehend us greater than we all know ourselves. Anna is the de facto chief, as fearless as she is reckless. Quirky Kate is the dependable sidekick, till she’s driven too some distance. And wonderful George is often wanted, yet simply as usually dumped. Alive with Lutz’s crackling discussion and propulsive storytelling, How to begin a Fire pulls us into the tangled bond shared by means of 3 clever, certain, and deeply actual girls and will pay homage to the abiding, irrational love we've got for the relations we choose.
“Lutz joins the ranks of authors who write deeply and sensitively concerning the shadowy but life-affirming terrain of woman friendship.”—Globe & Mail
“Lutz hits a house run during this excellent exploration of friendship . . . [she] portrays 3 absolutely drawn, mistaken, and compelling girls with clean perception into the mysterious terrain of girl friendships—a mixture of shared studies, affection, empathy, jealousy, anger, and love.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
By Norman Toulson
A step by step consultant for the would-be writer. The e-book describes find out how to gather genuine details and constitution it into chapters, how to define the correct writer, the right way to promote your idea of the e-book to the publishing corporation, and the way to advertise revenues to the general public.
By Gustave Flaubert, Robert Baldick
Sentimental schooling starts with the hero - Frederic Moreau - leaving Paris and returning to the provinces and his mom. half love tale, half old novel and satire it tells of ways Moreau is pushed through ardour for an not possible older girl. His 'sentimental education' seems to be extra of an frightened quest than a cheerful one, echoing Flaubert's personal lifestyles adventure of unrequited love. jam-packed with shiny aspect and characterized by means of its old authenticity, the booklet used to be defined via Flaubert as 'the ethical heritage of the boys of my generation'.
By Beth Helms
The richly textured, panoramic tale of an American mom and daughter caught within the expatriate neighborhood of Ankara, Turkey, in 1975--each of them attempting to find a lifestyles within the greater international, every one in far more than her head
When she is twelve years previous, Canada strikes along with her parents to Ankara, Turkey, the place her father has been stationed by way of the govt. it's 1975--the chilly battle is in complete swing and tensions within the heart East are escalating. yet in Ankara's diplomatic group, the times are lazy and indulgent--one lengthy cocktail get together. whereas her father frequently disappears on respectable company, Canada and her mom, Grace, locate themselves within the corporation of gossipy embassy better halves and prosperous Turkish ladies, immersed in a regimen of card video games and afternoons on the baths. by the point summer time comes, and the city's electrical energy shuts down from sunrise to nightfall, mom and daughter can now not tolerate the insular society--or one another.
Alternating among their views, Dervishes follows Canada and beauty as they set out into the bigger urban: Grace is attracted to the sweetheart of her filthy rich, manipulative Turkish buddy; Canada competes with one other lady for the attentions of an boastful Turkish houseboy, one that understands all their mothers' secrets and techniques. ahead of lengthy, either are in over their heads, and their transgressions threaten to strand them among the secure island of westerners and a wierd urban that guards its secrets and techniques fiercely.
Written with sensuousness and empathy, Beth Helms's debut is the tale of a mom and daughter become independent from from their foundations, hungry for independence yet dangerously naive.
By Christopher Coake
Thirty-something midwesterner Mark Fife believes he has effectively moved prior the unintentional demise of his younger son Brendan, in addition to his next divorce from his university sweetheart Chloe. He's profitable, he's in love back, and he believes he's mastered his personal thoughts.
But then he's contacted via a wierd girl who tells him not just that she owns his previous apartment, yet that she believes it to be haunted through Brendan's ghost. Will Mark--who doesn't think in ghosts--come to just accept the mounting facts that Brendan's is genuine? Will his engagement to his new love Allison be threatened via the reappearance in Mark's lifetime of Chloe--who does think? If the ghost is actual, what can those wounded mom and dad do to assist their son?
YOU got here again examines the wonder and hazard of trust in all its forms--not simply trust within the supernatural, yet within the love that binds mom and dad and kids, husbands and other halves.