A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh by Donat Gallagher,Ann Pasternak Slater,John Howard

By Donat Gallagher,Ann Pasternak Slater,John Howard Wilson,Baron Alder,Peter G. Christensen,Robert Murray Davis,D. Marcel DeCoste,Patrick Denman Flanery,Irina Kabanova,Dan S. Kostopulos,Lewis MacLeod,John W. Mahon,Richard W. Oram

A Handful of Mischief: New Essays on Evelyn Waugh is a set of essays in line with displays on the Evelyn Waugh Centenary convention at Hertford university, Oxford, in 2003. There are twelve assorted essays by means of authors from quite a few nations, together with Australia, Canada, Russia, the uk, and the USA. The essays conceal a variety of fabric, from Waugh's early novel Black Mischief (1932) to his final commute ebook, A vacationer in Africa (1960). as well as essays on famous novels comparable to Scoop (1938), Brideshead Revisited (1945), and Helena (1950), the gathering contains papers on Waugh's library, his altering notion of Oxford, his writing approximately non secular conversion, and his function within the British evacuation of Crete in 1941. The authors process Waugh and his paintings in quite a few methods, and cutting edge essays discover sovereignty, post-colonialism, and edition for radio. participants: Baron Alder, Peter G. Christensen, Robert Murray Davis, Marcel DeCoste, Patrick Denman Flanery, Donat Gallagher, Irina Kabanova, Dan S. Kostopulos, Lewis MacLeod, John W. Mahon, Richard W. Oram, Ann Pasternak Slater, John Howard Wilson.

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Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik: 2 by Devdutt Pattanaik

By Devdutt Pattanaik

Are the illustrious clans of the Mahabharata from Surya Vansh or Chandra Vansh?

Which yuga does the Ramayana happen in, and does it happen simply once?

What do haldi, kumkum, bhasm or chandan characterize in a puja thali?

After the sensational reaction to Season 1 of EPIC Channel’s Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik, Devdutt invited his audience and readers to invite him questions about Hindu mythology, which he has responded over thirty exciting episodes. organize to be informed, entertained and moved as Devdutt delves into the exhilarating number of Hindu mythology.

In this quantity, you will find the adaptation among dhyan and darshan, aastik and nastik, Surya Vansh and Chandra Vansh. There are a laugh tales approximately your favorite Hanuman and interesting proof concerning the darkish Vishnu avatars, Varaha and Narasimha. examine why Lakshmi or Saraswati are continuously in clash, and the way ladies have the main fascinating characters in mythological stories.

Journey deeper into the mystical international of Hindu mythology with Devdutt, and you’ll by no means are looking to flip back.

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Enriqueta Faber: travestismo, documentos e historia (Spanish by James J Pancrazio

By James J Pancrazio

"Vida y estudios de Enriqueta Faber (1791-1827), los angeles famosas travesti médicomujer.
Participó como cirujano en las campañas napoleónicas. Viajó a Cuba, donde se casó con una dama cubana y debió sufrir una causa penal después de cuatro años de matrimonio."

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Seasons of Real Florida (Florida History and Culture) by Jeff Klinkenberg

By Jeff Klinkenberg

From the foreword:
"What is uncooked, alive, and crucial approximately Florida is changing into more challenging to discover, actual; yet it truly is nonetheless attainable to come across it, to adventure it, and an outstanding position to begin is any tale or publication by way of Jeff Klinkenberg. . . . Jeff loves Florida. It shows."--Randy Wayne White, writer of Shark River and Everglades

"Klinkenberg is a genius reporter and a superb author. I learn this ebook in a single gulp, then went open air, checked out that wonderful Florida sky and made myself all kinds of promises."--William McKeen, writer of street sixty one: A Father-and-Son trip throughout the center of America

No ask yourself Jeff Klinkenberg loves Florida. At any time of 12 months he can discover a position within the country that is ripe to get pleasure from or an individual whose tale has elderly to perfection.

Arranged via season, the ebook opens within the fall, which Klinkenberg says is like spring within the north--a time of social gathering: "Having survived our cruelest season, we believe renewed." reasonable climate, sturdy nutrients, and the fun of nature lie forward, defined right here in essays which are like time drugs of "old Florida values." protecting the earlier, they display Klinkenberg's waggish appreciation of the state's historical past, folkways, and panorama, let alone its barbequed ribs, smoked mullet, stone crab claws, and clean lemonade.

Many items concentration off the crushed course and on sleek rogues who appear to flip their backsides to the subdivisions and buying department shops that pave the kingdom: omit Ruby, whose fruit stand good points rutabagas, boiled peanuts, and her personal brightly coloured plywood work; an 85-year-old resident of the distant island of Cayo Costa who hums Beethoven whereas she hunts for shells; the scientists who try out mosquito repellent in Everglades nationwide Park; and the unofficial caretaker of Lilly Spring at the Santa Fe River, who greets canoeists donning glasses, a necklace, and once in a while an artificial fur loincloth. different items pay homage to Klinkenberg's literary heroes who have written in and approximately Florida, comparable to Pulitzer Prize-winner Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Rawlings's better half and memoirist Idella Parker, Everglades crusader Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and novelist Ernest Hemingway. Klinkenberg additionally revisits an outdated St. Johns River campsite of 19th-century botanist William Bartram, whose encounters with alligators there have been as alarming as Klinkenberg's with beer cans and soda bottles.

For an individual who has a stake within the actual Florida--resident, vacationer, naturalist, or newcomer--this journey of the seasons will linger in reminiscence just like the aroma of orange blossoms on a transparent iciness evening.

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The Story of the Malakand Field Force (Dover Military by Winston Churchill

By Winston Churchill

In his first ebook, the popular statesman and historian chronicles an 1897 British army crusade at the Northwest Frontier, within the area of contemporary Pakistan and Afghanistan. Churchill served as a correspondent and cavalry officer within the clash, and his incisive reportage displays the strength and imaginative and prescient that re-emerged in his management in the course of international conflict II.
At the time of the conflict, Churchill used to be serving as a subaltern within the 4th Hussars. Weary of regimental existence, the younger soldier drew upon kinfolk connections to discover a spot one of the brigades headed for the frontier. There he participated in his first strive against within the Mamund Valley, the place British troops suppressed a insurrection one of the region's Pathan tribes. Churchill's sequence of letters to the London Daily Telegraph formed the root for this booklet, which he declared "the so much noteworthy act of my life," reflecting "the probabilities of my attainable luck within the world." A century later, the towering old figure's account of army motion during this still-volatile area continues to be powerfully relevant.

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Ik draag geen helm met vederbos (BBLiterair) (Dutch Edition) by Willem Frederik Hermans

By Willem Frederik Hermans

Na het succes van Houten leeuwen en leeuwen van goud (maart 1979) kwam Hermans in het najaar van 1979 met een nieuwe bundel beschouwingen, Ik draag geen helm met vederbos. Hermans selecteerde voor deze bundel vierendertig stukken die hij eerder (vanaf 1976 tot mei 1979) had geschreven voor onder andere de dagbladen Het Parool en NRC Handelsblad en voor enkele tijdschriften (Nieuwsnet, Hollands Diep, Skoop en Bzzlletin).
Hermans bracht de bijdragen onder in vijf thematische afdelingen en nam als voorwoord de voor de gelegenheid herschreven Bijkaart-column `De Koning en de baard van Pronk op.

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Agir juste...maintenant ! (Essais et documents) (French by Schindler Nicolas, Frémont Bernard Saint-Arroman Solange

By Schindler Nicolas, Frémont Bernard Saint-Arroman Solange

l. a. période de Transition que nous traversons pose des questions multiples. Cela concerne tous les secteurs d’activité et de vie. remark penser, créer et agir autrement pour relancer une économie sturdy et innovante ? remark redonner du sens aux activités, aux companies et produits ? remark « Agir Juste… Maintenant » alors que chacun est pressé par l’urgence ? remark dépasser les méthodes d’innovation actuelles ? Cette approche méthodologique qui répond à ces questions est elle-même innovante. Des Collectivités Territoriales aux entreprises de toutes tailles, industrie et providers, chacun est concerné.

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Confessions of a Prosaic Dreamer: Charles Lamb’s Art of by Gerald Monsman

By Gerald Monsman

More than Charles Lamb himself may possibly ever be aware of, the production of Elia as his own inventive voice used to be his strategy to suffer the thoughts of September 22, 1796, an afternoon of primal horror whilst his sister Mary in a healthy of madness killed their mom and destroyed the Lamb kin. through the remainder of his lifestyles Lamb was once confronted with these stories , with deep-seated own and occupation disillusionments. but via Elia he faced his internal self to forge the essays which may be thought of one of the so much wonderful and inimitable works in English letters.

Gerald Monsman during this learn abandons the regular chronological method of Lamb's existence in desire of a extra incisive, open-ended dialogue of the Elia essays. by means of an in depth textual exam of Lamb's language, he relates the essayist's use of image and autobiographical matters. Monsman contends and demonstrates that "as sharply and as pertinently as any creative voice, Elia, the main celebrated personality within the 19th century, focuses the issues inherent within the smooth literary imagination." Elia's "textual id is a functionality of the author's real lifestyles, of losses and imperfections artistically applied and harmonized, hired opposed to themselves to provide the rehabilitating symbol."

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Respektverweigerung: Warum wir fremde Kulturen nicht by Sama Maani

By Sama Maani

Heute scheint auch der Weltoffene, wenn es um Fremde geht, nicht ohne ausdrückliche Betonung von deren Zugehörigkeit zu einer 'anderen Kultur' auszukommen. Mehr noch: Als Mensch mit Migrationshintergrund wird der Fremde seine Zugehörigkeit zu einer 'fremden Kultur' auch in den Folgegenerationen nicht los. Welches Konzept von Gesellschaft steckt hinter der Inflation des Begriffs 'Kultur' in der aktuellen Debatte ('fremde Kultur', 'unsere Kultur', 'Leitkultur', 'Multikulturalität' etc.)? Welche paintings Unterschiede sollen 'kulturelle' Unterschiede denn sein? Gelten für Angehörige 'anderer Kulturen' andere Maßstäbe hinsichtlich Demokratie, Freiheit und Recht? Im untertitelgebenden Essay plädiert Sama Maani eindrücklich dafür, derartigen?'Kultur'zuschreibungen den Respekt zu verweigern.
Aber auch in den anderen fünf Beiträgen ist der Autor, 'ein Iraner mit einem ›außereuropäischen Migrationshintergrund‹' (Maani über Maani), mit (psycho-)analytisch geschultem Blick und treffenden Formulierungen um klärende Zuspitzung bemüht. So fragt er in Warum wir über den Islam nicht reden können, warum wir, wenn wir vorgeben, über den Islam zu reden, über alles mögliche andere (Terrorismus, Migration, 'Integration') reden, nur nicht über den Islam.
Emma und die Revolutionen im Iran versucht den Charakter der iranischen?Revolutionen und ihre Reinszenierungen mit Hilfe von Sigmund Freuds und Walter Benjamins Theorien der Nachträglichkeit zu analysieren. Die Frage, warum manche dem Staat Israel eine besondere moralische Verantwortlichkeit zuschreiben, während ihn andere als 'Ursache allen Übels' ansehen, versucht der Autor in Warum uns Israel erregt zu beantworten. Als pointierte Verteidigung der Psychoanalyse erweist sich der Beitrag Warum uns Psychotherapie nicht weiterhilft.

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Avec Philip Roth (Hors série Connaissance) (French Edition) by Josyane Savigneau

By Josyane Savigneau

Il a annoncé qu’il cessait d’écrire et de publier. Pendant vingt ans je suis allée le rencontrer pour lui parler de ses romans. Ce n’était pas toujours facile. Mais un discussion s’était noué, une amitié complice, rythmée et enrichie au touch d’une œuvre puissante, provocante, en perpétuel mouvement. C’est cette expérience de lecture et ce discussion, cet exercice d’admiration aussi, que je veux restituer pour le faire partager. C’est un voyage singulier que de redécouvrir des romans familiers, toujours au touch de leur auteur. Philip Roth fait retour sur des personnages, des idées, des events, des convictions… Et parle librement de l’Amérique de son enfance, de l. a. guerre, de son identité, du statut – qu’il conteste - d’écrivain juif américain, du malentendu entre les hommes et les femmes, de l. a. démocratie, des ravages de l. a. political correctness…

Il a reconsidéré certaines de ses certitudes et s’accroche à d'autres. Mais au fond, cet écrivain d’exception n’a pas changé, et son œuvre, au terme de cette traversée, me paraît toujours comme un tout, d’une exceptionnelle richesse et d’une parfaite cohérence. Finalement, en le relisant, je me dis que tous ses romans composent un seul grand livre.
Josyane Savigneau.

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