The Collected Essays of Robert Creeley by Robert Creeley

By Robert Creeley

For approximately 4 many years, Robert Creeley has been a well-liked and infrequently debatable strength in American poetry and letters. His essays, written from the Nineteen Fifties to the Eighties and picked up right here for the 1st time, express a poet deeply touched through and in contact with the worries of his post-war new release. His spare prose illuminates many vital literary and inventive figures—Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, John Chamberlain, and others—capturing the essence in their distinctively American achievements.

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By Robert Creeley

For approximately 4 many years, Robert Creeley has been a well-liked and infrequently debatable strength in American poetry and letters. His essays, written from the Nineteen Fifties to the Eighties and picked up right here for the 1st time, express a poet deeply touched through and in contact with the worries of his post-war new release. His spare prose illuminates many vital literary and inventive figures—Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Louis Zukofsky, Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Allen Ginsberg, Franz Kline, Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston, John Chamberlain, and others—capturing the essence in their distinctively American achievements.

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Collected maxims and other reflections by François de La Rochefoucauld, E.H. Blackmore, A.M.

By François de La Rochefoucauld, E.H. Blackmore, A.M. Blackmore, Francine Giguère

This is often the fullest selection of los angeles Rochefoucauld's writings ever released in English, and contains the 1st whole translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections. A desk of different maxim numbers and an index of themes support the reader to find any maxim quick. - ;'Our virtues are, in most cases, in simple terms vices in disguise.'. Deceptively short and insidiously effortless to learn, l. a. Rochefoucauld's sensible, unflattering Read more...

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Deceptively short and insidiously effortless to learn, l. a. Rochefoucauld's clever analyses of human behaviour have motivated writers, thinkers, and public figures as a number of as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Read more...

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By François de La Rochefoucauld, E.H. Blackmore, A.M. Blackmore, Francine Giguère

This is often the fullest selection of los angeles Rochefoucauld's writings ever released in English, and contains the 1st whole translation of the Miscellaneous Reflections. A desk of different maxim numbers and an index of themes support the reader to find any maxim quick. - ;'Our virtues are, in most cases, in simple terms vices in disguise.'. Deceptively short and insidiously effortless to learn, l. a. Rochefoucauld's sensible, unflattering Read more...

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Deceptively short and insidiously effortless to learn, l. a. Rochefoucauld's clever analyses of human behaviour have motivated writers, thinkers, and public figures as a number of as Voltaire, Proust, de Gaulle, Read more...

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Occasional desire : essays by David Lazar

By David Lazar

In his new number of essays, Occasional Desire, David Lazar meditates on random violence and vanished cellphone compartments, at the over the top dating to jewellery that hyperlinks Kobe Bryant and Elizabeth Taylor, on Hitchcock, Francis Bacon, and M. F. okay. Fisher. He explores, in his concentrically self-aware, amused, and ironic voice, what it potential to be sometimes conscious that we're surviving by way of our wits, and that our wishes, ulterior or visible, are what hold us alive. Lazar additionally turns his recognition at the essay itself, affording us a three-d examine the craft and the paintings of examining and writing a literary shape that maps the realm because it charts the peregrinations of the mind.

Lazar is principally attracted to the trimmings of reminiscence, the trapdoors of reminiscence, the way in which we gild or codify, pick out, melt, and self-delude ourselves in response to our figuring out of the previous. His personal means of choice and mirrored image reminds us of the way a long way this literary shape can take us, sure in basic terms via the bounds of hope and imagination.
 

 

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By David Lazar

In his new number of essays, Occasional Desire, David Lazar meditates on random violence and vanished cellphone compartments, at the over the top dating to jewellery that hyperlinks Kobe Bryant and Elizabeth Taylor, on Hitchcock, Francis Bacon, and M. F. okay. Fisher. He explores, in his concentrically self-aware, amused, and ironic voice, what it potential to be sometimes conscious that we're surviving by way of our wits, and that our wishes, ulterior or visible, are what hold us alive. Lazar additionally turns his recognition at the essay itself, affording us a three-d examine the craft and the paintings of examining and writing a literary shape that maps the realm because it charts the peregrinations of the mind.

Lazar is principally attracted to the trimmings of reminiscence, the trapdoors of reminiscence, the way in which we gild or codify, pick out, melt, and self-delude ourselves in response to our figuring out of the previous. His personal means of choice and mirrored image reminds us of the way a long way this literary shape can take us, sure in basic terms via the bounds of hope and imagination.
 

 

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A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe by Irving Howe, Nina Howe, Morris Dickstein

By Irving Howe, Nina Howe, Morris Dickstein

Man of letters, political critic, public highbrow, Irving Howe used to be one in every of America’s so much exemplary and embattled writers. on the grounds that his loss of life in 1993 at age seventy two, Howe’s paintings and his own instance of dedication to excessive precept, either literary and political, have had a energetic afterlife. This posthumous and capacious assortment contains twenty-six essays that initially seemed in such guides as the big apple Review of Books, the New Republic, and the Nation. Taken jointly, they show the intensity and breadth of Howe’s enthusiasms and variety over politics, literature, Judaism, and the tumults of yankee society.
 
A Voice nonetheless Heard is key to the knowledge of the passionate and skeptical spirit of this lucid author. The booklet varieties a bridge among the 2 parallel businesses of tradition and politics. It exhibits how politics justifies itself by way of tradition, and the way the latter activates the previous. Howe’s voice is ever sharp, relentless, usually scathingly humorous, revealing Howe as that rarest of critics—a actual reader and author, one whose readability of fashion is as a result his disciplined and candid mind.

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By Irving Howe, Nina Howe, Morris Dickstein

Man of letters, political critic, public highbrow, Irving Howe used to be one in every of America’s so much exemplary and embattled writers. on the grounds that his loss of life in 1993 at age seventy two, Howe’s paintings and his own instance of dedication to excessive precept, either literary and political, have had a energetic afterlife. This posthumous and capacious assortment contains twenty-six essays that initially seemed in such guides as the big apple Review of Books, the New Republic, and the Nation. Taken jointly, they show the intensity and breadth of Howe’s enthusiasms and variety over politics, literature, Judaism, and the tumults of yankee society.
 
A Voice nonetheless Heard is key to the knowledge of the passionate and skeptical spirit of this lucid author. The booklet varieties a bridge among the 2 parallel businesses of tradition and politics. It exhibits how politics justifies itself by way of tradition, and the way the latter activates the previous. Howe’s voice is ever sharp, relentless, usually scathingly humorous, revealing Howe as that rarest of critics—a actual reader and author, one whose readability of fashion is as a result his disciplined and candid mind.

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The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and by Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Rene Descartes

By Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Rene Descartes

Among the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and Ren? Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence comprises the single recognized extant philosophical writings by way of Elisabeth, revealing her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and ethical philosophy, in addition to her prepared curiosity in ordinary philosophy. The letters are crucial studying for somebody attracted to Descartes’s philosophy, specifically his account of the man or woman as a union of brain and physique, in addition to his ethics. in addition they supply a different perception into the nature in their authors and the way in which rules enhance via highbrow collaboration.Philosophers have lengthy been accustomed to Descartes’s part of the correspondence. Now Elisabeth’s letters—never sooner than to be had in translation of their entirety—emerge this quantity, including much-needed context and intensity either to Descartes’s principles and the legacy of the princess. Lisa Shapiro’s annotated edition—which additionally contains Elisabeth’s correspondence with the Quakers William Penn and Robert Barclay—will be heralded by way of scholars of philosophy, feminist theorists, and historians of the early glossy interval.

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By Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia, Rene Descartes

Among the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and Ren? Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their correspondence comprises the single recognized extant philosophical writings by way of Elisabeth, revealing her mastery of metaphysics, analytic geometry, and ethical philosophy, in addition to her prepared curiosity in ordinary philosophy. The letters are crucial studying for somebody attracted to Descartes’s philosophy, specifically his account of the man or woman as a union of brain and physique, in addition to his ethics. in addition they supply a different perception into the nature in their authors and the way in which rules enhance via highbrow collaboration.Philosophers have lengthy been accustomed to Descartes’s part of the correspondence. Now Elisabeth’s letters—never sooner than to be had in translation of their entirety—emerge this quantity, including much-needed context and intensity either to Descartes’s principles and the legacy of the princess. Lisa Shapiro’s annotated edition—which additionally contains Elisabeth’s correspondence with the Quakers William Penn and Robert Barclay—will be heralded by way of scholars of philosophy, feminist theorists, and historians of the early glossy interval.

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The heart is an instrument: portraits in journalism by Madeleine Blais

By Madeleine Blais

From the foreword through Geneva Overholser.

What is it approximately quite high-quality writers, how they satisfaction, intrigue, compel us?

Style, you are saying. yet kind isn't whatever you start with. quite, it truly is what you find yourself with, end result of the way more primary qualities. features resembling an ear and a watch and a middle, qualities that Madeliene Blais has honed beautifully good.

This is a booklet good named: the guts Is an device: photos in Journalism. the center is unquestionably first between Blais's presents. no matter if she is writing concerning the famous--playwright tennessee Williams, novelist Mary Gordon--or in regards to the least increased between us--a teenage prostitute contaminated with the AIDS virus, a homeless schizophrenic--she brings to her matters an incomparable empathy.

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By Madeleine Blais

From the foreword through Geneva Overholser.

What is it approximately quite high-quality writers, how they satisfaction, intrigue, compel us?

Style, you are saying. yet kind isn't whatever you start with. quite, it truly is what you find yourself with, end result of the way more primary qualities. features resembling an ear and a watch and a middle, qualities that Madeliene Blais has honed beautifully good.

This is a booklet good named: the guts Is an device: photos in Journalism. the center is unquestionably first between Blais's presents. no matter if she is writing concerning the famous--playwright tennessee Williams, novelist Mary Gordon--or in regards to the least increased between us--a teenage prostitute contaminated with the AIDS virus, a homeless schizophrenic--she brings to her matters an incomparable empathy.

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The Coming of Saska by Doreen Tovey

By Doreen Tovey

Doreen Tovey enchants us back with tales of existence along with her husband Charles in a West kingdom village, the place they're pushed to distraction by way of Siamese cats, Annabel the donkey, nesting swallows, bucking horses, and the villagers who nonetheless regard them as inept townsfolk, even after 18 years. to be able to break out from all of it, they make a journey to Canada to determine the bears and wolves—much to the alarm of dad Adams and omit Wellington. in the event that they cannot deal with Siamese cats, how will they deal with a grizzly? in spite of the fact that, after listening to what the villagers were as much as of their absence, they wonder whether they could were more secure in Canada. As for the cats, Seeley and Shebalu commence appearing surprisingly once they enhance a style for pet food. however it is time for an additional solemn little Seal aspect to come back into their lives—who takes a few settling in.

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By Doreen Tovey

Doreen Tovey enchants us back with tales of existence along with her husband Charles in a West kingdom village, the place they're pushed to distraction by way of Siamese cats, Annabel the donkey, nesting swallows, bucking horses, and the villagers who nonetheless regard them as inept townsfolk, even after 18 years. to be able to break out from all of it, they make a journey to Canada to determine the bears and wolves—much to the alarm of dad Adams and omit Wellington. in the event that they cannot deal with Siamese cats, how will they deal with a grizzly? in spite of the fact that, after listening to what the villagers were as much as of their absence, they wonder whether they could were more secure in Canada. As for the cats, Seeley and Shebalu commence appearing surprisingly once they enhance a style for pet food. however it is time for an additional solemn little Seal aspect to come back into their lives—who takes a few settling in.

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Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays by Stephen W. Hawking

By Stephen W. Hawking

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER

THIRTEEN notable ESSAYS SHED NEW mild at the MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON the most exceptional THINKERS OF OUR TIME.
 
In his extra special bestseller A short background of Time, Stephen Hawking actually reworked the way in which we predict approximately physics, the universe, truth itself. In those 13 essays and one amazing prolonged interview, the fellow commonly considered as the main great theoretical physicist considering Einstein returns to bare an awesome array of probabilities for figuring out our universe.

Building on his previous paintings, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can provide beginning to child universes, and scientists’ efforts to discover a whole unified concept that will expect every thing within the universe. together with his attribute mastery of language, his humorousness and dedication to standard conversing, Stephen Hawking invitations us to grasp him better—and to percentage his ardour for the voyage of mind and mind's eye that has opened new how one can figuring out the very nature of the cosmos.

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By Stephen W. Hawking

NEW YORK instances BESTSELLER

THIRTEEN notable ESSAYS SHED NEW mild at the MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE—AND ON the most exceptional THINKERS OF OUR TIME.
 
In his extra special bestseller A short background of Time, Stephen Hawking actually reworked the way in which we predict approximately physics, the universe, truth itself. In those 13 essays and one amazing prolonged interview, the fellow commonly considered as the main great theoretical physicist considering Einstein returns to bare an awesome array of probabilities for figuring out our universe.

Building on his previous paintings, Hawking discusses imaginary time, how black holes can provide beginning to child universes, and scientists’ efforts to discover a whole unified concept that will expect every thing within the universe. together with his attribute mastery of language, his humorousness and dedication to standard conversing, Stephen Hawking invitations us to grasp him better—and to percentage his ardour for the voyage of mind and mind's eye that has opened new how one can figuring out the very nature of the cosmos.

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Women's Epistolary Utterance: A Study of the Letters of Joan by Graham T. Williams

By Graham T. Williams

Positioned on the intersection of historic pragmatics, letters and manuscript reports, this publication bargains a multi-dimensional research of the letters of Joan and Maria Thynne, 1575-1611. It investigates a number of ways that socio-culturally and socio-familially contextualized analyzing of specific collections might raise our knowing of early glossy letters as a selected form of handwritten communicative job. The booklet additionally provides to our knowing of those girls as person clients of English of their old second, in particular when it comes to literacy and their engagement with cultural scripts. through the booklet, research is predicated at the manuscript letters themselves and during this manner a number of chapters tackle the significance of viewing unique resources to appreciate the letters' complete pragmatic importance. inside those broader frameworks, person chapters handle the women's use of scribes, prose constitution and punctuation, performative speech act verbs, and (im)politeness, sincerity and ridicule (im)politeness.

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By Graham T. Williams

Positioned on the intersection of historic pragmatics, letters and manuscript reports, this publication bargains a multi-dimensional research of the letters of Joan and Maria Thynne, 1575-1611. It investigates a number of ways that socio-culturally and socio-familially contextualized analyzing of specific collections might raise our knowing of early glossy letters as a selected form of handwritten communicative job. The booklet additionally provides to our knowing of those girls as person clients of English of their old second, in particular when it comes to literacy and their engagement with cultural scripts. through the booklet, research is predicated at the manuscript letters themselves and during this manner a number of chapters tackle the significance of viewing unique resources to appreciate the letters' complete pragmatic importance. inside those broader frameworks, person chapters handle the women's use of scribes, prose constitution and punctuation, performative speech act verbs, and (im)politeness, sincerity and ridicule (im)politeness.

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