The Third Tower: Journeys in Italy (Pushkin Collection)

By Antal Szerb

In August 1936 a Hungarian author in his mid-thirties arrives by way of teach in Venice, on a trip overshadowed through the arriving conflict and charged with excessive own nostalgia. conscious that he could by no means back stopover at this land whose websites and scenes had as soon as exercised a wierd and terrifying strength over his mind's eye, he immerses himself in a flow of discoveries, reappraisals and inevitable self-revelations. From Venice, he lines the path taken by way of the Germanic invaders of previous all the way down to Ravenna, to face, pleasing a lifelong dream, prior to the sacred mosaics of San Vitale.
This trip into his inner most previous brings Antal Szerb firmly, and now and then painfully, up opposed to an explosive current, generating a few memorable observations at the social wonders and existential horrors of Mussolini's new Roman Imperium.

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Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations (Routledge Classics)

According to the Washington Post, nobody who cares approximately modern African-American cultures can forget about bell hooks' electrifying feminist explorations. focusing on cultural icons as assorted as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture provides a set of essays that attracts no punches. As hooks herself notes, interrogations of pop culture could be a ‘powerful website for intervention, problem and change’. And intrude, problem and alter is what hooks does best.

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Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations

By Rainer Maria Rilke

An anthology of Rilke's most powerful poetry and prose for either aficionados and new readers.

here's a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for either aficionados and people readers getting to know Rainer Maria Rilke for the 1st time. John J. L. temper has assembled a set of Rilke's most powerful paintings, providing observation in addition to the choices. temper hyperlinks into an essay passages from letters that express Rilke's profound realizing of guys and girls and his ardent spirituality, rooted within the senses.

Combining ardour and sensitivity, the poems on love provided listed below are frequently not just sensual yet sexual to boot. Others pursue perennial topics in his work―death and lifestyles, progress and transformation. The booklet concludes with Rilke's reflections on knowledge and openness to adventure, on greedy what's so much tricky and turning what's such a lot alien into that which we will so much trust.

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Seek: Reports from the Edges of America & Beyond

By Denis Johnson

Part political disquisition, half trip magazine, half self-exploration, Seek is a suite of essays and articles during which Denis Johnson basically takes at the world.And no longer an obliging, easygoing international both; yet relatively one during which horror and sweetness exist in such proximity that they may good be interchangeable. the place violence and poverty and ethical transgression cross unchecked, even ignored. a global of such wild, rocketing power that, greedy it, something in any respect is possible.

Whether touring via war-ravaged Liberia, mingling with the crowds at a Christian Biker rally, exploring his personal authority matters in the course of the lens of this nation's armed forces teams, or trying to unearth his internal assets whereas mining for gold within the wilds of Alaska, Johnson writes with a mix of humility and funny candor that's far and wide present.

With the breathtaking and sometimes haunting lyricism for which his paintings is popular, Johnson considers in those items our desire for transcendence. And, as readers of his prior paintings understand, Johnson's route to consecration often calls for a limning of the darkest abyss. If the trail to wisdom lies in adventure, Seek is an engaging checklist of Johnson's profoundly relocating pilgrimage.

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En defensa de los ociosos (Great Ideas 34)

Ideas que han cambiado el mundo.

A lo largo de l. a. historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado los angeles manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, los angeles discordia, los angeles guerra y los angeles revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido.

Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas principles sacudieron los angeles civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos.

Una impossible to resist invitación a rechazar los angeles ética del trabajo y entregarse a los simples placeres de l. a. vida (reír, beber, tumbarse al aire libre...). Un libro ingenioso y repleto de frases para anotar sobre l. a. alegría de l. a. ociosidad, pero también sobre l. a. vejez y l. a. abrumadora experiencia de enamorarse.

Comentarios sobre los angeles colección nice Ideas:
«De veras que los angeles edición es primorosa y pocas veces contenido y continente pueden encontrarse mejor ensamblados y unidos. ¡Qué portadas! Para enmarcar. [...] Ante las nice rules, solo cabe quitarse el sombrero. ¡Chapeau!»

«Taurus propone un doble envite con este lanzamiento. Por un lado aumenta su compromiso con el ensayo; por otro, recupera el gusto por los angeles estética. A los volúmenes se les ha proporcionado una portada delicada y cuidada (copian el unique británico) que invita a l. a. lectura.»
La Razón

«Un fenómeno editorial.»
The Guardian

«Aparte de los contenidos, en normal muy bien elegidos, son tan bonitos que si los ven seguro que cae alguno.»
El País

«Ideas revolucionarias, crónicas de exploraciones, pensamientos radicales... vuelven a los angeles vida en estas cuidadísimas ediciones, muy atractivas para nuevos lectores.»
Mujer Hoy

«Grandes principles bien envueltas. De Cicerón a Darwin, esta colección entra por los ojos.»
Rolling Stone

«Original y bella iniciativa l. a. emprendida por Taurus con su colección nice Ideas.»
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«Hay libros inmortales, libros únicos que contienen pensamientos y reflexiones capaces de cambiar el mundo, tesoros en miniatura reagrupados en l. a. colección nice ideas.»
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On Poets and Others

The Nobel Prize–winning poet and guy of letters Octavio Paz was once additionally an excellent reader of alternative writers, and this booklet selects his most sensible severe essays from over 3 a long time. within the 16 items amassed the following, Paz discusses a variety of poets and writers, either American and overseas, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos Williams; from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Luis Buñuel to Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and from Charles Baudelaire to Jean-Paul Sartre, André Breton, and Henri Michaux.

Paz writes, “I think writer’s perspective to language will be that of a lover: constancy and, even as, an absence of recognize for the cherished item. Veneration and transgression.” while this unique philosopher meets those writers, each one essay is an event of the mind.

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Being Me with OCD: How I Learned to Obsess Less and Live My Life

By Alison Dotson

Part memoir, half self-help for youths, Being Me with OCD tells the tale of ways obsessive-compulsive sickness (OCD) dragged the writer to rock bottom—and how she chanced on desire, obtained support, and finally climbed again to a fuller, happier existence. utilizing anecdotes, self-reflection, visitor essays, and thorough examine, Dotson explains what OCD is and the way readers with OCD can start to get well. With humor, particular recommendation, and an inspiring, been-there-beat-that perspective, readers will locate the publication concurrently touching and practical.

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How Did You Get This Number

By Sloane Crosley

The hilarious New York Times bestselling literary essay assortment from Sloane Crosley, the writer of I was once instructed There'd Be Cake and The Clasp.

Sloane Crosley, the brilliantly humorous "fountain of observations" (Boston Globe), now takes readers from a bear-infested marriage ceremony in Alaska to a run-in with clowns in Portugal in a brand new choice of essays concerning the messiest and such a lot unforeseen dilemmas existence has to offer.

"How sure-footed and observant Sloane Crosley is. How completely, relentlessly funny." -- David Sedaris

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Absence of the Hero

By Charles Bukowski

Everyone’s favourite soiled previous guy returns with a brand new quantity of uncollected paintings. Charles Bukowski (1920–1994), the most outrageous figures of twentieth-century American literature, used to be so prolific that many major items by no means discovered their means into his books. Absence of the Hero comprises a lot of his earliest fiction, unseen in many years, in addition to a couple of formerly unpublished tales and essays. The vintage Bukowskian obsessions are the following: intercourse, booze, and playing, besides trenchant research of what he calls "Playing and Being the Pet." one of the book's highlights are stories of his notorious public readings ("The huge Dope Reading," "I simply Write Poetry So i will visit mattress with Girls"); a assessment of his personal first booklet; hilarious installments of his newspaper column, Notes of a filthy previous Man, together with meditations on neo-Nazis and riding in la; and an uncharacteristic story of having misplaced within the Utah woods ("Bukowski Takes a Trip"). but the booklet additionally showcases the opposite Bukowski-an astute if offbeat literary critic. From his personal "Manifesto" to his account of poetry in la ("A Foreword to those Poets") to idiosyncratic reviews of Allen Ginsberg, Robert Creeley, LeRoi Jones, and Louis Zukofsky, Absence of the Hero unearths the highbrow hidden underneath the gruff exterior.

Our moment quantity of his uncollected prose, Absence of the Hero is a massive addition to the Bukowski canon, crucial for fanatics, but compatible for brand new readers as an creation to the big variety of his work.

"He a lot his head packed with coal and diamonds shoot out of his finger counsel. What a trick. The mole genius has left us with one other digest. it is a complete house--read 'em and weep."—Tom Waits

"This moment quantity of Bukowski's uncollected tales and essays deals all that Bukowski is understood for—wry obscenity, smutty knowledge, seeming ramblings whose hidden smarts capture you unaware--but moreover there are moments right here within which he's taking off the masks and strips away the bravado to teach himself at his such a lot weak and human. A needs to for Bukowski aficionados."—Brian Evenson, writer of Last Days and The Open Curtain

"Like a brass-rail Existentialist or a skid-row Transcendentalist, [Bukowski] is candid, unblinking, leaving it to his readers to solid their very own judgment approximately his mishaps, his ingesting, his sexual urge for food or his personal pessimism. he's Ralph Waldo Emerson as a grimy outdated guy, no longer lounging within the grape-arbor of harmony, Massachusetts, yet bent-over a desk in an L.A. flophouse scribbling in pencil to the lines of Sibelius."—Paul Maher Jr., Phawker

"[Bukowski] will be beneficiant and mean-spirited, heroic and protective, spot-on and slanted, yet he turned the world-class author he had got down to be; he has joined the everlasting anti-canon or shadow-canon whose denizens had proven him the best way. this day the widespread allusions to him in either well known and mainstream tradition have a tendency extra to admire than mockery. If scholarship has lagged, this e-book might point out that this case is changing."—Gerald Locklin, Resources for American Literary Study

"The items diversity over approximately part a century, and contain a narrative a couple of baseball participant seized through a unexpected bout of existential paralysis, besides early, graphically sexual (and masterfully comedian) tales released in such smut mags as Candid Press."—Penthouse

"An absolute needs to for enthusiasts of Charles Bukowski's paintings, Absence of a Hero can be a great addition to public and faculty library literary reviews shelves."—Midwest ebook Review

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