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Download E-books It all Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century) PDF

By Saul Bellow

A suite of nonfiction items that could be a trip via 40 years in literary the US beneficial properties articles, essays, shuttle writing, and an ""Autobiography of Ideas."" 35,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

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Download E-books A Human Eye: Essays on Art in Society, 1997-2008 PDF

By Adrienne Rich

“Adrienne wealthy is the Blake of yank letters.”―Nadine Gordimer

throughout greater than 3 a long time Adrienne Rich’s essays were praised for his or her lucidity, braveness, and diversity of issues. In A Human Eye, wealthy examines a various collection of writings and their position in earlier and current social problems and alterations. past literary theories, she explores from many angles how the humanities of language have acted on and been formed via their creators’ worlds.

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Download E-books The Temptation of Innocence - Living in the Age of Entitlement PDF

By Pascal Bruckner

A hugely insightful essay at the tradition of dependency and its harmful results at the ethical fiber of society; from company welfare to affirmative motion, the writer takes at the tradition of copping out. A booklet opposed to melancholy, existential angst, cry-babies and whining "victims," both appearing as a toddler in a sweet shop or as a martyr of one's personal fears. males opposed to ladies, ladies opposed to males, is not it time to develop up and take cost of our personal future?

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Download E-books Thinking Out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public and the Private PDF

By Anna Quindlen

"A most appropriate collection...Eloquent, robust, compassionate and droll. there's massive sort within the topics she addresses....Compelling."
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Thinking out loud is what Anna Quindlen does most sensible. A syndicated columnist together with her finger at the pulse of women's lives, and her middle in a spot all of us percentage, she writes in regards to the passions, politics, and peculiarities of american citizens all over the place. From gays within the army, to the race for First woman, to the rigors of recent motherhood and the proper to settle on, Anna Quindlen's perspectives regularly fascinate.
More of her perspectives are available in residing OUT LOUD, and item classes.

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Download E-books Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal PDF

By Ayn Rand, Alan Greenspan

The rules of capitalism are being battered via a flood of altruism, that is the reason for the fashionable world's cave in. this is often the view of Ayn Rand, a view so noticeably against triumphing attitudes that it constitutes a massive philosophic revolution. during this sequence of essays, she provides her stand at the persecution of massive enterprise, the factors of struggle, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. here's a tough new examine glossy society through essentially the most provocative intellectuals at the American scene.
 
This variation contains articles via Ayn Rand that didn't look within the hardcover version: “The Wreckage of the Consensus,” which provides the Objectivists’ perspectives on Vietnam and the draft; and “Requiem for Man,” a solution to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum.

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Download E-books White Girls PDF

By Hilton Als

“The learn of the year.” —Junot Díaz

White Girls, Hilton Als’s first e-book when you consider that The Women sixteen years in the past, unearths one in every of The New Yorker's boldest cultural critics deftly weaving jointly his fantastic analyses of literature, paintings, and tune with fearless insights on race, gender, and heritage. the result's a rare, advanced portrait of “white girls,” as Als dubs them—an expansive yet designated type that encompasses figures as assorted as Truman Capote and Louise Brooks, Michael Jackson and Flannery O’Connor. In items that hairpin among critique and meditation, fiction and nonfiction, excessive tradition and occasional, the theoretical and the deeply own, Als offers a gorgeous portrait of a author when it comes to his topics, and a useful advisor to the tradition of our time.

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Download E-books The Digital Divide: Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Netwo rking PDF

This definitive paintings at the perils and promise of the social- media revolution collects writings via state-of-the-art most sensible thinkers and cultural commentators, with an all-new advent via Bauerlein.

Twitter, fb, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and different social media increase essentially the most divisive cultural questions of our time. a few see the technological breakthroughs we are living with as hopeful and democratic new steps in schooling, details collecting, and human growth. yet others are deeply involved via the eroding of civility on-line, declining interpreting conduct, withering cognizance spans, and the treacherous results of 24/7 peer strain on our young.

With The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein emerged because the prime voice opposed to the advance of an overpowering electronic social tradition. however the electronic Divide does not take facets. Framing the dialogue in order that top voices from around the spectrum, supporters and detractors alike, find a way to weigh in at the profound concerns raised by way of the recent media-from questions of examining abilities and consciousness span, to cyber-bullying and the electronic playground- Bauerlein's new e-book takes the controversy to a better ground.

The e-book contains essays by way of Steven Johnson, Nicholas Carr, Don Tapscott, Douglas Rushkoff, Maggie Jackson, Clay Shirky, Todd Gitlin, and lots of extra. although those items were formerly released, the association of The electronic Divide provides them freshness and new relevancy, making them a part of a unmarried rfile readers can use to really get a deal with on on-line privateness, the perils of a plugged-in adolescence, and different technology-related scorching topics.

Rather than dividing the publication into "pro" and "con" sections, the essays are prepared through subject-"The mind, the Senses," "Learning in and out of the Classroom," "Social and private Life," "The Millennials," "The destiny of Culture," and "The Human (and Political) Impact." Bauerlein encompasses a brief headnote and a tablet bio approximately each one contributor, in addition to proper contextual info in regards to the resource of the selection.

Bauerlein additionally offers a brand new creation that strains the improvement of the talk, from the preliminary electronic Age zeal, to a wave of skepticism, and to a 3rd level of mirrored image that wavers among feedback and endorsement.

Enthusiasms for the electronic Age has cooled with the passage of time and the piling up of real-life examples that turn out the dangers of an online-focused tradition. even if, there's nonetheless a lot debate, comprising millions of commentaries and 1000s of books, approximately how those applied sciences are rewriting our futures. Now, with this well timed and definitive quantity, readers can eventually minimize during the clamor, learn the the superior writings from either side of The electronic Divide, and make extra trained judgements concerning the presence and position of expertise of their lives.

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Download E-books Non-Essential Mnemonics: An Unnecessary Journey into Senseless Knowledge PDF

McSweeney's columnist Kent Woodyard brings new existence to the mnemonic reminiscence units of a bygone period, from artistic reinterpretations of vintage mnemonics to unique creations of doubtful utilization. Paired with whimsical illustrations, this ebook is the ideal present for the note wizards of the realm, in addition to creditors of dead pop-culture trivia.

Kent Woodyard has been a columnist for McSweeney's net Tendency seeing that 2009. He has additionally written for Relevant Magazine, The large Jewel, and Yankee Pot Roast. initially from Oklahoma urban, Oklahoma, Kent now lives in Southern California. this can be his first book.

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Download E-books The Complete Polysyllabic Spree PDF

By Nick Hornby

The total Polysyllabic Spree is Nick Hornby's wickedly humorous trip via reading

This isn't really a ebook of studies. This now not a ebook that sneers at different books. it is a booklet approximately studying - approximately having fun with books at any place and besides the fact that you discover them.

Nick Hornby, writer of the bestsellers a couple of Boy and Fever Pitch - takes us on a hilarious and perceptive journey during the books he received, the books he learn and his strategies on literature. he's before everything a reader and he techniques books just like the remainder of us: hoping to choose up one he can't placed down. the full Polysyllabic Spree is a diary of types, charting his examining lifestyles over years. it's a get together of why we learn - its pleasures, its disappointments and its surprises. And specially, it really is for you - the ever hopeful reader.

For lovers of invoice Bryson and Stephen Fry, and for bookworms eveywhere, this witty, passionate booklet will make you cherish the realm of letters anew.

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Download E-books From the Wandering Jew to William F. Buckley, Jr. : On Science, Literature, and Religion PDF

By Martin Gardner

For over fifty years Martin Gardner has been writing witty, pleasing, and extremely smart articles on an grand variety of issues. top recognized for his works on renowned technology and arithmetic, and as an incisive skeptical commentator at the paranormal, Gardner can also be an finished author of kid's literature, a novelist, and essayist on faith and philosophy. This number of essays and booklet studies takes its identify from the bookend articles, "The Wandering Jew and the second one Coming" and "The religion of William Buckley," which in themselves exhibit the level of Gardner's interests.

Besides the legend of the Wandering Jew, its relation to the second one Coming, and invoice Buckley's non secular convictions, Gardner additionally takes at the topics of astrology, psychic surgical procedure, observe play within the tales of L. Frank Baum (author of The Wizard of Oz), and the background of a forgotten kid's journal. additionally, there are reports of books by way of astronomer Carl Sagan, thinker Paul Edwards, and technological know-how fiction author H. G. Wells, in addition to observation on arithmetic, Lewis Carroll, chess, Christian technology, technological know-how fads, and more.

Longtime Gardner fanatics and intellectually curious beginners will welcome this interesting and literate assortment through certainly one of America's so much magnificent essayists.

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