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Download E-books Susan Sontag (Critical Lives) PDF

By Jerome Boyd Maunsell

“My concept of a author: a person attracted to ‘everything.’” This statement through Susan Sontag (1933–2004) looked as if it would replicate her personal existence as an essayist, diarist, filmmaker, playwright, and novelist writing on a startling variety of topics—from literature, dance, movie, and portray to melanoma, AIDS, and the ethics of struggle reportage. for plenty of critics, her paintings captures the twentieth-century global larger than nearly the other. during this new biography, Jerome Boyd Maunsell attracts on Sontag’s huge diaries to provide a much more intimate portrait than ever sooner than of her struggles in love, marriage, motherhood, and writing.
Exploring the excellent scope of Sontag’s lifestyles and paintings, Maunsell lines her development in the course of her highbrow occupation at Chicago, Oxford, and the Sorbonne. He discusses her short-lived marriage to Philip Rieff at seventeen, the delivery of her son, and her next relationships with girls. As Maunsell follows the intense arc of her lifestyles, he delves into her literary lifestyles in manhattan within the Nineteen Sixties; travels together with her to Hanoi, Cuba, and China; and surveys her paintings in Sweden and France within the Seventies, the place she grew to become to filmmaking. Maunsell concludes through studying her awesome rebirth as a novelist and critic within the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s after her analysis with melanoma within the mid-1970s.
offering a whole photo of Sontag as a personal individual and public determine, this concise biography casts new gentle in this pivotal determine in literary and cultural history.

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Download E-books La Phrase urbaine: essai PDF

By Jean-Christophe Bailly

Depuis longtemps, Jean-Christophe Bailly s’intéresse à l. a. ville. Il s’y promène, y rêve, l’observe et l’analyse. Il en a le souci, et le désir. Les textes ici réunis vont de l’approche théorique (la ville comme langage et comme mémoire, los angeles stress utopique de l’espace) à des considérations plus concrètes, notamment sur los angeles politique de l. a. ville et l. a. query des banlieues. Sans que jamais ne soit abandonnée une approche plus brilliant, qui fait l. a. half belle à l. a. prom comme méthode : cela même à quoi les lecteurs du Dépaysement ont été familiarisés.Défini comme un devenir illimité, aux bords de plus en plus imprécis, le phénomène urbain est abordé comme un énorme puzzle dont toutes les pièces ne coïncident pas toujours forcément entre elles, ne serait-ce qu’à reason de l’écart entre les « pièces montées » de l’architecture et le bricolage de l. a. ville en teach de s’inventer et se réécrire sans fin.

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Download E-books Yonder: Essays PDF

By Siri Hustvedt

Publish yr note: First released could fifteenth 1998 via Henry Holt and Co.

Sparkling essays on various subjects—literature, paintings, pop culture, autobiography—by a well known younger American novelist.

In her amazing and bold novels The Blindfold and The attraction of Lily Dahl, Siri Hustvedt has received serious acclaim and a speedily increasing overseas viewers. yet she can also be a wide-ranging essayist and critic, often reexamining in her interesting nonfiction the various critical leitmotifs of her fiction.

The six items in Yonder, Hustvedt's first publication of essays, are all meditations at the advanced dating among artwork and the area. They comprise a private essay on reminiscence and position, which investigates the pictures we preserve from our lives, the lives of others on the planet, and the lives of characters in books. In "Vermeer's Annunciation," Hustvedt provides a completely unique interpretation of the Vermeer portray lady with a Pearl Necklace. In "Ghosts on the Table," she examines the essence of nonetheless lifestyles as a style in portray from Cotan and Chardin to Philip Guston. different essays comprise a profound piece approximately Dickens, a reassessment of the nice Gatsby, and a witty and provocative attack on modern pieties entitled "A Plea for Eros."

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Download E-books Other Inquisitions, 1937-1952 (Texas Pan American) PDF

By Jorge Luis Borges, Ruth L.C. Simms

This notable ebook by means of one of many nice writers of our time comprises essays on a proposed common language, a justification of suicide, a refutation of time, the character of goals, and the intricacies of linguistic kinds. Borges reviews on such literary figures as Pascal, Coleridge, Cervantes, Hawthorne, Whitman, Valéry, Wilde, Shaw, and Kafka. With striking grace and erudition, he levels in time, position, and topic from Omar Khayyam to Joseph Conrad, from historic China to trendy England, from global revolution to modern slang.

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Download E-books Gravity and Grace (Routledge Classics) PDF

By Simone Weil

Gravity and Grace was once the 1st ever book through the impressive philosopher and activist, Simone Weil. In it Gustave Thibon, the farmer to whom she had entrusted her notebooks sooner than her premature demise, compiled in a single outstanding quantity a compendium of her writings that experience develop into a resource of non secular suggestions and knowledge for numerous members. at the 50th anniversary of the 1st English version - by means of Routledge & Kegan Paul in 1952 - this Routledge Classics version bargains English readers the total textual content of this landmark paintings for the 1st time ever, through incorporating a in particular commissioned translation of the debatable bankruptcy on Israel. additionally formerly untranslated is Gustave Thibon's postscript of 1990, which reminds us how privileged we're with a view to learn a piece which deals each one reader such 'light for the spirit and nourishment for the soul'. it is a publication that not anyone with a significant curiosity within the non secular lifestyles can manage to pay for to be with no.

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Download E-books A Companion to Early Cinema PDF

An authoritative and much-needed evaluate of the most concerns within the box of early cinema from over 30 top foreign students within the field

  • First selection of its variety to supply in a single reference: unique idea, new learn, and stories of present experiences within the field
  • Features over 30 unique essays from the various best students in early cinema and movie experiences, together with Tom Gunning, Jane Gaines, Richard Abel, Thomas Elsaesser, and André Gaudreault
  • Caters to renewed curiosity in movie experiences’ historic tools, with strict research of a number of and competing resources, supplying a severe re-contextualization of movies, published fabric and technologies
  • Covers quite a number themes in early cinema, comparable to exhibition, advertising, undefined, pre-cinema, and movie criticism
  • Broaches the most recent examine just about archival practices, vital fairly within the present electronic context

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Download E-books Cuestión de Énfasis PDF

By Susan Sontag

Para Susan Sontag, un escritor no period ms que un viajero psychological y, para ensear con el ejemplo, nos dej este conjunto admirable de ensayos que no son otra cosa que los diferentes episodios de un viaje que toca muchos puertos. los angeles escritora norteamericana dividi sus textos en tres bloques. En el primero, reuni artculos sobre otros escritores y sobre algunos de los libros que am; en el segundo, los dedicados a las artes de los angeles mirada (la danza, los angeles pintura, l. a. fotografa) y por ltimo, en los angeles parte ultimate, unas notas acerca de cuestiones de teora literaria junto con los relatos de l. a. experiencia de los angeles autora en el asedio de Sarajevo, o algunas pginas autobiogrficas.

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Download E-books This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience PDF

In six progressive essays, thinker Alan Watts explores the connection among religious adventure and usual life—and the necessity for them to coexist inside of every one people. With essays on “cosmic awareness” (including Watts’ account of his personal ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and recognition; and the fake competition of spirit and subject, This Is It and different Essays on Zen and non secular event is a really mind-opening assortment.

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Download E-books This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't PDF

By Augusten Burroughs

From the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of Running With Scissors comes a groundbreaking e-book via Augusten Burroughs that explores find out how to continue to exist what you think that you can't.

If you are fats and fail each vitamin, in case you are skinny yet cannot get skinny adequate, in case you lose your task, in the event that your baby dies, while you are clinically determined with melanoma, if you happen to regularly prove with precisely the improper form of individual, when you continually turn out by myself, if you cannot recover from the prior, in the event that your mom and dad are insane and ruining your lifestyles, should you relatively and actually want you have been useless, in case you consider like it is your future to be a celebrity, in case you think existence has a grudge opposed to you, in the event you don't desire to have intercourse along with your wife and do not comprehend why, in the event you consider so ashamed, if you are misplaced in lifestyles, when you have ever questioned, How am I alleged to live on this?

This is How.

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