Essays Two Book

Essays Two

  • Author : Lydia Davis
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Date : 2021-11-30
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780374721831

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A collection of essays on translation, foreign languages, Proust, and one French city, from the master short-fiction writer and acclaimed translator Lydia Davis In Essays One, Lydia Davis, who has been called “a magician of self-consciousness” by Jonathan Franzen and “the best prose stylist in America” by Rick Moody, gathered a generous selection of her essays about best writing practices, representations of Jesus, early tourist photographs, and much more. Essays Two collects Davis’s writings and talks on her second profession: the art of translation. The award-winning translator from the French reflects on her experience translating Proust (“A work of creation in its own right.” —Claire Messud, Newsday), Madame Bovary (“[Flaubert’s] masterwork has been given the English translation it deserves.” —Kathryn Harrison, The New York Times Book Review), and Michel Leiris (“Magnificent.” —Tim Watson, Public Books). She also makes an extended visit to the French city of Arles, and writes about the varied adventures of learning Norwegian, Dutch, and Spanish through reading and translation. Davis, a 2003 MacArthur Fellow and the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize for her fiction, here focuses her unique intelligence and idiosyncratic ways of understanding on the endlessly complex relations between languages. Together with Essays One, this provocative and delightful volume cements her status as one of our most original and beguiling writers.

Essays One Book

Essays One

  • Author : Lydia Davis
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Date : 2019-11-12
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780374719241

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A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Jonathan Franzen has called her “a magician of self-consciousness,” while Rick Moody hails her as "the best prose stylist in America." And for Claire Messud, “Davis's signal gift is to make us feel alive.” Best known for her masterful short stories and translations, Davis’s gifts extend equally to her nonfiction. In Essays One, Davis has, for the first time, gathered a selection of essays, commentaries, and lectures composed over the past five decades. In this first of two volumes, her subjects range from her earliest influences to her favorite short stories, from John Ashbery’s translation of Rimbaud to Alan Cote’s painting, and from the Shepherd’s Psalm to early tourist photographs. On display is the development and range of one of the sharpest, most capacious minds writing today.

Novel and Film Book

Novel and Film

  • Author : Bruce Morrissette
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Date : 1985-07
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN : 0226540235

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Post-modern generative fiction. Aesthetic response to novel and film. The cinem a novel. The case of Robbe-Grillet. International aspects of the Nouveau Roman. Topology and the Nouveau Roman. Modes of "Point of view". The alienated "I". N arrative "You". Interior duplication. Games and game structures in Robbe-Grill et. The evolution of view-point in Robbe-Grillet.

Essays 2 Book

Essays 2

  • Author : Lydia Davis
  • Publisher : Hamish Hamilton
  • Date : 2021-12-02
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 0241554659

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'A writer as mighty as Kafka, as subtle as Flaubert, and as epoch-making, in her own way, as Proust'(Ali Smith) Lydia Davis gathered a selection of her non-fiction writing for the first time in 2019 with Essays. Now, she continues the project with Essays Two, focusing on the art of translation, the learning of foreign languages through reading, and her experience of translating, amongst others, Flaubert and Proust, about whom she writes with an unmatched understanding of the nuances of their styles. Every essay in this book is a revelation.

Two Essays on Entropy Book

Two Essays on Entropy

  • Author : Rudolf Carnap
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 2021-01-08
  • Category :
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780520324695

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1977.

Rogues Book
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  • Author : Jacques Derrida
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Date : 2005
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 0804749515

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Rogues, published in France under the title Voyous, comprises two major lectures that Derrida delivered in 2002 investigating the foundations of the sovereignty of the nation-state. The term "État voyou" is the French equivalent of "rogue state," and it is this outlaw designation of certain countries by the leading global powers that Derrida rigorously and exhaustively examines. Derrida examines the history of the concept of sovereignty, engaging with the work of Bodin, Hobbes, Rousseau, Schmitt, and others. Against this background, he delineates his understanding of "democracy to come," which he distinguishes clearly from any kind of regulating ideal or teleological horizon. The idea that democracy will always remain in the future is not a temporal notion. Rather, the phrase would name the coming of the unforeseeable other, the structure of an event beyond calculation and program. Derrida thus aligns this understanding of democracy with the logic he has worked out elsewhere. But it is not just political philosophy that is brought under deconstructive scrutiny here: Derrida provides unflinching and hard-hitting assessments of current political realities, and these essays are highly engaged with events of the post-9/11 world.

Democracy in America Book

Democracy in America

  • Author : Alexis De Tocqueville
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Date : 2009-01-01
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 1588
  • ISBN : 9781775413929

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Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America (De la démocratie en Amérique) is a classic text detailing the United States of the 1830s, showing a primarily favorable view by Tocqueville as he compares it to his native France. Considered to be an important account of the U.S. democratic system, it has become a classic work in the fields of political science and history. It quickly became popular in both the United States and Europe. Democracy in America was first published as two volumes, one in 1835 and the other in 1840; both are included in this edition.

On Conscience Book

On Conscience

  • Author : Pope Benedict XVI
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Date : 2007-01-01
  • Category : Religion
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9781681493602

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Prepared and co-published by the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philedelphia, this book is a combination of two lengthy essays written by Cardianl Ratzinger and delivered in talks when he was the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Fatih. Both talks deal with the importance of conscience and its exercise in particular circumstances. Ratzinger's reflections show that contemporary debates over the nature of conscience have deep historical and philosophicsl roots. He say that a person is bound to act in accord with his conscience, but he makes it clear that there must be reliable, proven sources for the judgement of conscience in moral issues, other than the subjective reflections of each individual.

My Two Polish Grandfathers Book

My Two Polish Grandfathers

  • Author : Witold Rybczynski
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Date : 2009-02-03
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781416561286

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AWARD-WINNING AND CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WRITER WITOLD RYBCZYNSKI DELIVERS A REVELATORY COLLECTION OF LINKED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS -- PART MEMOIR, PART FAMILY HISTORY -- ABOUT THE UPHEAVALS OF EUROPEAN LIVES DURING WORLD WAR II, HIS OWN INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT, AND THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGES OF ART, MUSIC, AND ARCHITECTURE. Witold Rybczynski's parents and grandparents were a thriving, cultured family in prewar Warsaw, then a sophisticated European city. With the onset of war, their world fell apart. His mother and father made separate escapes, reuniting against many odds on a ship bound for Scotland from Marseilles. That people can lose everything, overcome stunning odds to survive, remake themselves in a foreign country, learn a new language and culture, and then do it again is extraordinary. My Two Polish Grandfathers is a testament to the boundaryless world of art, architecture, and music -- which can be transported from one country to another -- and clear affirmation of Rybczynski's own path toward becoming an architect and one of today's most original thinkers. Beautifully written, thoughtful, and extraordinarily subtle, this riveting work offers a rare glimpse into the development of Rybczynski's educated outsider's eye and is a tribute to a European generation that has helped to define postwar American culture.

Both Flesh And Not Book

Both Flesh And Not

  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Date : 2012-11-29
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780141943152

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Both Flesh and Not is an collection of essays and writing from the virtuosic genius David Foster Wallace Beloved for his brilliantly discerning eye, his verbal elasticity and his uniquely generous imagination, David Foster Wallace was heralded by critics and fans as the voice of a generation. Collected here are fifteen essays published for the first time in book form, including writing never published before in the UK. From 'Federer Both Flesh and Not', considered by many to be his non-fiction masterpiece; to 'The (As it Were) Seminal Importance of Terminator 2,' which deftly dissects James Cameron's blockbuster; to 'Fictional Futures and the Conspicuously Young', an examination of television's effect on a new generation of writers, the writing collected here swoops from erudite literary discussion to open-hearted engagement with the most familiar of our twentieth-century cultural references. A celebration of Wallace's great loves - for language, for precision, for meaning - and a feast of enjoyment for his fans, Both Flesh and Not is a fitting tribute to this writer who was never concerned with anything less important than what it means to be alive. Praise for David Foster Wallace: 'A visionary, a craftsman, a comedian . . . he's in a different time-space continuum from the rest of us' Zadie Smith 'Wallace's essays brim with cerebral energy, acute observation and fizzing wit. Enviably good' Sunday Times 'Wallace's exuberance and intellectual impishness are a delight . . . a superb comedian of culture' Guardian, James Wood David Foster Wallace wrote the novels Infinite Jest and The Broom of the System, and the short-story collections Oblivion, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men and Girl with Curious Hair. His non-fiction includes Consider the Lobster, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Everything and More, This is Water and Both Flesh and Not. He died in 2008.

Two Hundred and Fifty Ways to Start an Essay about Captain Cook Book

Two Hundred and Fifty Ways to Start an Essay about Captain Cook

  • Author : Alice Te Punga Somerville
  • Publisher : Bridget Williams Books
  • Date : 2020-12-09
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781988587707

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Two Hundred and Fifty Ways to Start an Essay about Captain Cook, No. 29: With a Non-argument that’s Actually an Argument. Captain Cook? It’s all so very complex. I’m going to sit on the fence. (Whose fence? On whose land? Dividing what from what? You only have a fence when you fear something or when you’re trying to keep something in. Or, as a renovation show on TV informed me, when you want to upgrade your street appeal.) Alice Te Punga Somerville employs her deep research and dark humour to skilfully channel her response to Cook’s global colonial legacy in this revealing and defiant BWB Text.

Buffy Goes Dark Book
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Buffy Goes Dark

  • Author : Lynne Y. Edwards
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Date : 2014-01-10
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780786452491

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer earned critical acclaim for its use of metaphor to explore the conflicts of growth, power, and transgression. Its groundbreaking stylistic and thematic devices, boldness and wit earned it an intensely devoted fan base—and as it approached its zenith, attention from media watchdog groups and the Federal Communications Commission. The grim and provocative evolution of the show over its final two seasons polarized its audience, while also breaking new ground for critical and philosophical analysis. The thirteen essays in this collection, divided into the perspectives of feminist, cultural, auteur and fan studies, explore the popular series’ conclusion, providing a multifaceted examination of Buffy’s most controversial two seasons.

Collected Works of C G  Jung  Volume 7 Book

Collected Works of C G Jung Volume 7

  • Author : C. G. Jung
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Date : 2014-03-01
  • Category : Psychology
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 9781400850891

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This volume has become known as perhaps the best introduction to Jung's work. In these famous essays. "The Relations between the Ego and the Unconscious" and "On the Psychology of the Unconscious," he presented the essential core of his system. Historically, they mark the end of Jung's intimate association with Freud and sum up his attempt to integrate the psychological schools of Freud and Adler into a comprehensive framework. This is the first paperback publication of this key work in its revised and augmented second edition of 1966. The earliest versions of the Two Essays, "New Paths in Psychology" (1912) and "The Structure of the Unconscious" (1916), discovered among Jung's posthumous papers, are published in an appendix, to show the development of Jung's thought in later versions. As an aid to study, the index has been comprehensively expanded.

The Two Cultures Book
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The Two Cultures

  • Author : C. P. Snow
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2012-03-26
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9781107606142

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The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here.

Two Essays on Analytical Psychology Book

Two Essays on Analytical Psychology

  • Author : Carl Gustav Jung
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1956
  • Category : Psychoanalysis
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN : UOM:39015019805079

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