Versuch über den Stillen Ort

By Peter Handke

1989 veröffentlichte Peter Handke den "Versuch über die Müdigkeit", ein Jahr danach folgte der "Versuch über die Jukebox". Den vorläufigen Abschluß dieser erzählerischen Umkreisungen des Alltags bildete der "Versuch über den geglückten Tag". Zwanzig Jahre später legt er einen neuen Versuch vor: "Versuch über den Stillen Ort". "Lang lang ist es her, daß ich einen Roman des englischen Schriftstellers A.J., 'Archibald Joseph', wenn ich mich nicht irre, Cronin gelesen habe, in einer deutschen Übersetzung, mit dem Titel 'Die Sterne blicken herab'. Es struggle ein ziemlich dickes Buch, aber es liegt nicht an dem Autor und seiner Geschichte, die mich damals mitgenommen und begeistert hat, daß ich mich an kaum welche Einzelheiten erinnern kann. was once mir von dem Roman geblieben ist, neben den Sternen, die fortwährend herabblicken: Eine englische Bergwerksgegend und die Chronik einer darbenden Bergleutefamilie, abwechselnd mit jener von betuchten Besitzern (wiederum: 'wenn ich mich nicht irre'). Viel später, angesichts des motion pictures 'Wie grün conflict mein Tal', von John Ford, gaukelten, im guten Sinn, die Bilder der Gesichter und Landschaften mir vor, daß es sich da, obwohl ich's doch besser wußte, nicht etwa um eine Verfilmung von Richard Llewellyns 'How eco-friendly My Valley was', vielmehr von Cronins 'The Stars Are having a look Down' handelte. Dabei habe ich doch von dem Epos der herabblickenden Sterne eine einzige Einzelheit behalten. Aber diese geht mir bis zum heutigen Tag nach, und sie ist es auch, welche den Ausgangspunkt für mein nun quick schon lebenslanges Umkreisen und Einkreisen des Stillen Orts und der stillen Orte bildet, und mit der jetzt hier dementsprechend der Anfang des Versuchs darüber gemacht werden soll."

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Inventing the Enemy: Essays

By Umberto Eco

“Underscores the writer’s profound erudition, vigorous wit, and fervour for ideas of all sizes and shapes . . . Eco’s excitement in such explorations is clear and contagious.” — Booklist

Inventing the Enemy
covers quite a lot of issues on which Eco has written and lectured over the last ten years: from a disquisition at the subject that runs via his fresh novel The Prague Cemetery — each kingdom wishes an enemy, and if it doesn’t have one, needs to invent it — to a dialogue of rules that experience encouraged his previous novels (and within the approach he's taking us on an exploration of misplaced islands, legendary nation-states, and the medieval world); from angry experiences of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist reporters of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, to an exam of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions in regards to the soul of an unborn baby, to censorship and violence and WikiLeaks.

These are essays choked with ardour, interest, and obsession through one of many world’s such a lot esteemed students and severely acclaimed, best-selling novelists.

“True wit and knowledge coexist with fierce scholarship within Umberto Eco, a author who truly understands a specific thing or approximately being really human.” — Buffalo News

"Thought scary . . . nuanced . . . the gathering amply indicates off Eco's subtle, agile mind." — Publishers Weekly

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André Breton

By Claude Mauriac

André Breton et les surréalistes ont changé notre imaginative and prescient du monde. Voici les annales de leurs victoires et de leurs défaites. los angeles Révolution, L'Au-delà, Le Réel, Le Surréel, L'Amour : en cinq chapitres denses, rigoureux et documentés, Claude Mauriac se penche sur l'oeuvre et l. a. vie de Breton. Il examine le surréalisme dans ses rapports à l'esthétique, à los angeles politique, à l. a. faith, à l. a. vie comme cryptogramme. L'histoire de los angeles littérature, de Sade à Rimbaud, de Benjamin consistent à Lautréamont, s'en trouve rétrospectivement éclairée. Textes en major, cet essai intransigeant rend justice à un considérable, ainsi qu'à l'école littéraire l. a. plus importante depuis le romantisme où brillèrent, aussi, Aragon, Eluard et Desnos.

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Behind the Veil of Economics: Essays in the Worldly Philosophy

By Robert L. Heilbroner

"[These essays] are wealthy in argument, in transparent and provocative presentation of complex concerns, and are usually delightfully quotable. Behind the Veil of Economics makes instructive, anxious, and energetic reading." —Elizabeth Wolgast, New York occasions publication Review

What lies at the back of the veil of economics? energy and beliefs, solutions Robert Heilbroner—the strength of our monetary involvement in society to form the methods we expect approximately it; the visions and values that upload unsuspected ideological colour to our monetary ideals approximately it. most vital, Heilbroner exhibits why economics has turn into the reigning type of social inquiry and the way we'd penetrate its mystique.

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Does It Matter?: Essays on Man's Relation to Materiality

By Alan Watts

It is a sequence of essays representing thinker Alan Watts's most modern considering at the surprising difficulties of man's kinfolk to his fabric atmosphere. the elemental subject matter is that civilized guy confuses image with fact, his methods of describing and measuring the area with the area itself, and hence places himself into the absurd scenario of who prefer funds to wealth and consuming the menu rather than the dinner.

Thus, along with his cognizance locked upon numbers and ideas, guy is more and more subconscious of nature and of his overall dependence upon air, water, crops, animals, bugs, and micro organism. He has been hallucinated into the concept that the so-called "external" international is a cluster of "objects" cut loose himself, that he "encounters" it, that he comes into it rather than out of it. therefore, our species is fouling its personal nest and is in forthcoming possibility of self-obliteration.

Here, a thinker whose works were quite often considering mysticism and Oriental philosophy will get all the way down to the "nitty-gritty" difficulties of economics, know-how, garments, cooking, and housing.

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Encounters with the Archdruid

By John McPhee

The narratives during this booklet are of trips made in 3 wildernesses - on a coastal island, in a Western mountain diversity, and at the Colorado River within the Grand Canyon. The 4 males portrayed the following have assorted relationships to their surroundings, they usually come across one another on mountain trails, in forests and rapids, occasionally with reserve, occasionally with friendliness, occasionally battling challenging throughout a philosophical divide.

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Bad Feminist: Essays

By Roxane Gay

New York Times Bestseller

A selection of essays spanning politics, feedback, and feminism from one of many most-watched younger cultural observers of her new release, Roxane Gay.

Pink is my favourite colour. I used to assert my favourite colour used to be black to be cool, however it is pink—all colors of crimson. If i've got an adjunct, it truly is most likely crimson. I learn Vogue, and I’m no longer doing it mockingly, even though it may appear that manner. I as soon as live-tweeted the September issue.”

In those humorous and insightful essays, Roxane homosexual takes us throughout the trip of her evolution as a lady (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) whereas additionally taking readers on a trip via tradition of the previous few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting at the kingdom of feminism this present day (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not just one among an extremely insightful girl continuously turning out to be to appreciate herself and our society, but in addition one in all our culture.

Bad Feminist is a pointy, humorous, and spot-on examine the ways that the tradition we eat turns into who we're, and an inspiring call-to-arms of the entire methods we nonetheless have to do better.

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Happiness: Ten Years of n+1

The first anthology of America's most effective highbrow magazine.
n+1 seemed within the fall of 2004, the brainchild of a bunch of writers figuring out of a small condo. meant to restore the leftist social feedback and cutting edge literary research that used to be the hallmark of the Partisan evaluation and different midcentury magazines, n+1 used to be a rejoinder to the consumerism and complacency of the Bush years. It hasn't bogged down on account that. n+1 has given us the main clear-eyed reporting at the 2008 crash and the Occupy stream, the easiest feedback of publishing tradition, and the 1st sociological document at the hipster. No media, new or outdated, has escaped its ire as n+1's outspoken participants have taken on fact television, Twitter, credentialism, drone moves, and net porn.
Happiness, published at the celebration of n+1's 10th anniversary, collects the simplest of the journal as chosen by means of its editors. those essays are fiercely contentious, disconcertingly astute, and screamingly humorous. They discover our sleek goals of happiness and take a looking out ethical stock of the unusual instances we are living in. Founding lighting Chad Harbach, Keith Gessen, Benjamin Kunkel, Marco Roth, and Mark Greif are featured along Elif Batuman, Rebecca Curtis, Emily Witt, and different younger skills introduced via n+1.
This n+1 anthology is the definitive paintings of the definitive twenty-first century highbrow magazine.

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London Review of Books: An Anthology (No. 3)

Erudite, witty and infrequently arguable, The London evaluation of Books informs and entertains its readers with a fortnightly dose of the easiest and liveliest of all issues cultural.

This anthology brings jointly the most memorable items from fresh years, comprises Alan Bennett’s Diary, Christopher Hitchens on invoice Clinton’s presidency, Terry Castle’s hotly-debated studying of Jane Austen’s letters, Jerry Fodor taking factor with Richard Dawkins on evolution, Victor Kiernan on treason, Jenny Diski musing on demise, Stephen Frears’ adventures in Hollywood, Linda Colley on Nancy Reagan, Frank Kermode on Paul de guy and lots more and plenty even more.

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Down and Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the Twenty-First Century

MEXICO urban, with a few 20 million population, is the most important urban within the Western Hemisphere. huge, immense development, raging crime, and tumultuous politics have additionally made it the most feared and misunderstood. but long ago decade, town has develop into a sizzling spot for overseas company, style, and paintings, and a magnet for thrill-seeking expats from all over the world.

In 2002, Daniel Hernandez traveled to Mexico urban, trying to find his cultural roots. He encountered a urban either chaotic and intoxicating, either underdeveloped and hypermodern. In 2007, after quitting a role, he moved again. With brilliant, intimate storytelling, Hernandez visits slums populated via ex-punks; glittering, drug-fueled type events; and pseudo-native rituals catering to new-age Mexicans. he is taking readers into the area of teenage subcultures, in a urban the place punk and emo stand for an entire approach of life—and occasionally result in rumbles at the streets.

Surrounded through volcanoes, earthquake-prone, and shrouded in smog, the town that Hernandez lovingly chronicles is a spot of unbelievable manifestations of threat, hope, humor, and wonder, a surreal panorama of “cosmic violence.” in case you care approximately the most electrifying towns in the world, “Down & Delirious in Mexico urban is crucial interpreting” (David Lida, writer of First cease within the New World).

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