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  • Charles Darwin: The Beagle Letters

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    This fascinating collection of letters written and received by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the HMS Beagle provides a first-hand account of a voyage of discovery that was as much personal as intellectual. Original watercolours by the ship's artist Conrad Martens vividly bring to life Darwin's descriptions.
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  • The Politics of Hope: The Words of Barack Obama

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    On the road to the White House, Barack Obama succeeded in breaking barriers and bringing together an often-fragmented population through his speeches, interviews, and words. He revealed an outstanding ability to express the thoughts and aspirations of the whole nation in a language that is populist yet intelligent, clear yet literary.The Politics of Hope celebrates Obama’s immense rhetorical power and ability to inspire, convince, and unite—a skill that took him from “the backyards of Des Moines” to the Oval Office. Covering the whole of his career and featuring iconic as well as less well-known speeches, this collection captures Obama’s great passion for language and reveals the hopes and dreams of the world’s most powerful man.
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  • The Spirit of the Age: Victorian Essays

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    None of the stereotypes of Victorian England—narrow-minded, inhibited, moralistic, complacent—prepares us for the vitality, variety, and above all extraordinary quality of intellectual life displayed in this volume of essays. Selected and annotated by Gertrude Himmelfarb, a distinguished historian of Victorian thought, the writings address a wide range of subjects—religion, politics, history, science, art, socialism, and feminism—by eminent figures of the era, including Carlyle, Mill, Macaulay, Dickens, Eliot, Thackeray, Newman, Arnold, and Wilde. The selections reflect what Himmelfarb terms “the spirit of the age”—contentious as well as earnest, given to high aspirations and convictions, and at the same time subject to deep anxieties and doubts. The Victorians, undisputed masters of the long, serious essay, found the genre congenial to the expression of their most compelling and provocative views. This volume offers a representative sampling of essays from the early, middle, and late Victorian periods, each accompanied by an introductory note. Himmelfarb also introduces the volume with two enlightening essays, one on the evolving spirit of the age, and the other on the essay as a genre and on the important periodicals that attracted such a large and engaged audience.
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  • Writing the World: On Globalization (Terra Nova Books)

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    This collection of essays, memoirs, poems, stories, and artwork looks at globalization as a worldwide exchange of art and ideas. Writing the World focuses on the cultural realities of globalism -- the opportunities it provides to learn from other cultures. This knowledge, argue David Rothenberg and Wandee Pryor in their introduction, can be power: "When all of us learn enough about our differences to respect the diversity that exists, we will be unable to pretend we are the same. We will never accept the old innocence and ignorance bred by oppression and exploitation." For the contributors to Writing the World, to dream of the global village is to see the world not as a vast market but as a place of shared values and linked wonder."It is time to listen to the many literate voices the world speaks," say Rothenberg and Pryor. The voices of Writing the World range from Arundhati Roy on the "colonization of knowledge" in her essay "The Ladies Have Feelings, So... Shall We Leave It to the Experts?" to Naomi Klein's meditation on fences, ownership, and property. They include Bill McKibben on women farmers in Bangladesh, Hannes Westberg's account of being shot by Swedish police at a demonstration, James Barilla on invading and indigenous plant species in "The Aliens in the Garden," and many other vivid, compelling, and provocative writings that celebrate -- and illustrate -- "the poetry of cultural contact." Artists and photographers whose work appears in the book include Adam Clayman, Jenny Matthews, Richard Robinson, and Arpita Singh.
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  • Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer

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    Essays by internationally renowned writers of faith explore the universal significance of prayer in this inspirational volume of lush images and meditative words. More than 100 photographs taken in 50 countries chronicle the diversity of the devotional experience in all of its intimacy, mystery, rapture, and stillness. The experience of prayer is shown to connect all parts of the human family in pursuit of a greater, transcending reality. With its breathtaking beauty and affirmation of life, this volume gives readers new insights into the practices of the world’s many faiths. Includes essays by Karen Armstrong, The Dalai Lama, Mohandas K. Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Harold Kushner, C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Thomas Moore, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Kathleen Norris, Pope John Paul II, David Steindl-Rast, Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, Michael Wolfe, and Carol Zaleski.
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  • The Diary of a Young Wife

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    The year is 1953 and the North of England, like everywhere else, is full of women 'keeping house' for their husbands. Washing must be scrubbed by hand over the sink, socks must be darned by hand and tea must be on the table by five o'clock sharp. Immersed in this world is Hazel Wheeler, a feisty young woman, Yorkshire born and bred, who is in her first year of marriage. Contending with the daily drudgery of continual housework, an interfering mother in law who 'always knows best' and a constant struggle to make ends meet, The Diary of a Young Wife 1953 chronicles the first shaky steps of marriage for newlywed Hazel Wheeler. Challenged by the sexist cultural climate of the time, Hazel desperately fights to fit her passion - writing- around the unenviable daily demands of a 1950s housewife, and, terrified of social pressure to have children, finds herself 'wondering if there could possibly be a means of having a family without the bodily distortion.' The Diary of a Young Wife 1953 offers and engaging insight into married life in the 1950s.
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  • Der Blick aus meinem Fenster

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    Ob der abbröckelnde Putz Istanbuler Häuser oder die türkische Flagge, ob sein Vater oder das Furchterregende an Dostojewskijs Dämonen – bei Orhan Pamuk wird alles zu einem komplexen Universum. Pamuk beobachtet kühl und erzählt bewegend. Autobiographisches, Erzählendes, Politik, Kunst und Literatur: seine Essays sind die Summe unterschiedlicher und widersprüchlicher Erfahrungen – ein unerhörter Glücksfall.
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  • Kriegstagebuch 1914-1918

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    Ernst Jüngers Frontbericht »In Stahlgewittern« ist neben Erich Maria Remarques Roman »Im Westen nichts Neues« das berühmteste deutschsprachige Buch über den Ersten Weltkrieg. Die »Stahlgewitter« sind jedoch kein rein fiktionales Werk, sondern basieren auf den fünfzehn Tagebuchheften, die Jünger während des Krieges von der ersten Fahrt an die Front am Jahreswechsel 1914/15 bis zu seiner letzten Verwundung im August 1918 kontinuierlich führte. Der Verlauf vieler Tage wird nur in kurzen Notizen festgehalten, die Kampfeinsätze in den großen Schlachten werden hingegen erzählerisch vergegenwärtigt: Persönliches steht neben Militärischem, Empfindsames neben Martialischem, Amouröses neben Barbarischem, Anrührendes neben Abstoßendem. Und bei alledem lässt sich genauestens mitverfolgen,wie die Erfahrungen des Krieges von Jünger psychisch verarbeitet und stufenweise literarisiert wurden.
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  • Cures for Love (Penguin Great Loves)

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    Stendhal believed love comes in different forms: from passion and lust to vanity, the love of possessive desire. In this collection, he muses on falling in love, how to cope with jealousy, and whether infatuation can ever be overcome. He also provides a selection of maxims which gives advice for lovers. United by the theme of love, the writings in the "Great Loves" series span over two thousand years and vastly different worlds. Readers will be introduced to love's endlessly fascinating possibilities and extremities: romantic love, platonic love, erotic love, gay love, virginal love, adulterous love, parental love, filial love, nostalgic love, unrequited love, illicit love, not to mention, lost love, twisted and obsessional love...
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  • Everywhere Being Is Dancing: Twenty Pieces of Thinking

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    In this companion volume to The Tree of Meaning, Robert Bringhurst collects twenty essays under the subversive principle that “everything is related to everything else.” His studies build upon this sense of basic connection, and involve the work of poets, musicians, and philosophers as varied as Ezra Pound, John Thompson, Don McKay, Empedokles, Parmenides, Aristotle, Skaay, Plato, George Clutesi, Elizabeth Nyman, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Dennis Lee, and Glenn Gould.The value Bringhurst places on the process of translation, the dialogue between one language and another, and the sheer experience of witnessing translation by reading and hearing poems, stories, and songs in their original languages is another strong presence in this collection. Accompanying the English narrative are passages in Tlingit, Haida, Chinese, Greek, German, Cree, and Russian, for readers who want to find the patterns and taste some of the vocabulary for themselves, for those interested in meeting the languages partway.
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  • The Fateful Question of Culture

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    One of our most incisive critics asks where the assault against the canons of Western culture has led us. Engaging a wide range of literature and criticism, Hartman considers the term "culture" and its many uses, and calls for the restoration of literature to its place as the focus of thinking about culture and for the renewal of aesthetic education to help ensure the balance between art, culture, and politics.Lost among the shouts and skirmishes of the "culture wars" is the very idea of culture itself.In this illuminating book, one of our most distinguished critics and scholars asks what the assault against the canons of Western culture has left in its place. If art and literature are largely the products of ideology and interest, how do they matter? And what does the idea of culture mean in today's sprawling, fragmented, critical world where everything -poetry or pornography- gets "read" in the same way?Engaging an extraordinary range of literature, philosophy, social criticism, and popular culture, Geoffrey Hartman probes the meanings and uses of culture in contemporary society. The triumph of cultural studies -and its critiques of bourgeois Eurocentric tradition- is largely complete, Hartman writes. Against the political appropriation of culture, he posits, instead, a definition of culture as public conversation, intellectual and social debate among diverse communities. And against reactionary pressures to impose -or reinstate- a singular culture, or to seek in art or literature an affirmation of group identity, Hartman sketches new roles for human imagination in a postmodern world.For Hartman, the fusion of culture and politics, of whatever ideology, is disastrous. At a time of abstraction, fragmentation, and alienation, art and literature offer wholeness and meaning. But the promise is frought with danger, Hartman argues, in a provocative discussion of the uses of culture as exemplified in the Romantic legacy. He pays special attention to literature's role in reconnecting us to the world. The choice is ours: Wordsworth or Heidegger, literature as shared experience or as reactionary ideology.Hartman ranges widely in these elegant pages. He confronts the shock to the universalistic sense of culture from the Holocaust, as well as the problematic responses of such critic as Adorno and Derrida; explores the poetry of Wordsworth both as a diagnostic and a counter-model to the desensitization of modern life; and addresses the impact of politics of inclusion and diversity on the claims of high culture. Perhaps Hartman's most publicly engaged book, The Fateful Question of Culture embraces both the masterworks of European literature and art and the signs and symbols of popular media and daily life. It is a powerful reaffirmation of the liberating discourses that have always been at the very center of the Western tradition.
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  • Thomas Mann mampft Kebab am Fuße des Holstentors

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    Orte und Literatur - das sind zwei der großen Themen Esterházys. Hinter dem Hinübergleiten in Erinnerungen und Phantasien verbirgt sich ein kluger Beobachter all dessen, was unsere Gegenwart prägt. Einer, der sich einmischt und der etwas zu sagen hat: zu Liebe und Verlust, zu Politik und Spiel, zu den kleinen Momenten des Lebens - und den ganz großen.
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  • Dear Joan: Love Letters from the Second World War

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    Before being posted to the Mediterranean during the Second World War, airman Tony Ross briefly met a young woman called Joan Charles. They started to write to each other and Dear Joan uses these letters to chart the development of their relationship. Joan's letters reveal the problems of daily life on the Home Front while Tony describes the challenges of duty in the desert and his experiences during his travels in the Middle East. Both share their dreams for the future in a reconstructed, post-war Britain. Through its use of this unique correspondence, Dear Joan brings to life a love affair that blossomed across the miles while also providing a valuable historical account of everyday life during the Second World War.
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  • Ach Europa!

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    Nicht aus der politischen Zentralperspektive der Macht, sondern von den Rändern her eröffnet Enzensberger unseren Blick auf ein "Europa der Wünsche", das seine Zukunft vielleicht noch nicht hinter sich hat. In seinem Epilog, einer imaginären Reportage aus dem Jahre 2006, entwirft Enzensberger eine ironische Utopie: das Bild einer Halbinsel, die "von der Differenz" lebt und die nicht abdanken will.
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  • Einzelheiten II: Poesie und Politik

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    Diese Essays, 1962 zusammen mit anderen Aufsätzen des Autors in dem Buch »Einzelheiten« veröffentlicht, analysieren ein »immer lediges, zuweilen blutiges Thema, getrübt von Ressentiment und Untertanengeist, Verdächtigung und schlechtem Gewissen« –: die Dialektik von Literatur und Politik, Sprache und Gesellschaft. Was hat Dichtung mit Politik zu schaffen? Wie verhält sich die Kunst zur Gesellschaft? Derlei Fragen geht Enzensberger nach, jeweils am Einzelfall. Er löst den ideologischen Rost von den literarischen Sachverhalt. Kritik ist seine Absicht, und sie geht, weil in die Einzelheit, aufs Ganze. »Über große Zusammenhänge«, schreibt er, »sind wir allzu oft und allzu eilig unterrichtet worden. Weniger harmlos scheint mir, was im Vordergrund steht; vielleicht wird es deshalb ungern wahrgenommen.«
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