Category Archives: Essays

Leonardo, Poe, Mallarme (Bollingen )

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Valéry's essays on Leonardo, Poe, Mallarmé, and with those the "Teste Cycle," have been that a part of his paintings so much valuable to his proposal. The huge choice integrated from his Notebooks is facts of his enduring curiosity in those figures. The essays are, in reality, the single paintings with marginal glosses, Valéry's notations displaying how he went again, amending and amplifying his unique ideas.

Originally released in 1972.

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What Is Art? (Penguin Classics)

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By Leo Tolstoy

This profound research of the character of paintings is the end result of a sequence of essays and polemics on problems with morality, social justice, and faith. contemplating and rejecting the concept that paintings finds and reinvents via good looks, Tolstoy perceives the query of the character of artwork to be a spiritual one. eventually, he concludes, paintings has to be a strength for sturdy, for the development and development of mankind.

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Guns (A Kindle Single)

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By Stephen King

In a pulls-no-punches essay meant to impress rational dialogue, Stephen King units down his suggestions approximately gun violence in the United States. Anger and grief within the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook hassle-free college are palpable during this pressing piece of writing, yet no much less impressive are King’s willing thoughtfulness and composure as he explores the contours of the gun-control factor and constructs his argument for what can and will be performed.

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El lector común

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By Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf fue una lectora y una ensayista muy aguda y penetrante, como lo demuestran sus ensayos sobre literatura de todos los tiempos: Defoe, Austen, Elliot, Conrad, Donne..., en definitiva, l. a. tradición literaria en los angeles que quiso verse y a los angeles que quiso contestar. Estos textos son el complemento excellent a su narrativa, además de un volumen esencial en su Biblioteca de Autor publicada por Lumen.

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Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

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By Ayn Rand, Alan Greenspan

The rules of capitalism are being battered through a flood of altruism, that's the reason for the trendy world's cave in. this can be the view of Ayn Rand, a view so considerably against triumphing attitudes that it constitutes a huge philosophic revolution. during this sequence of essays, she provides her stand at the persecution of massive company, the motives of warfare, the default of conservatism, and the evils of altruism. here's a tough new examine glossy society by means of probably the most provocative intellectuals at the American scene.
 
This version contains articles through Ayn Rand that didn't look within the hardcover variation: “The Wreckage of the Consensus,” which provides the Objectivists’ perspectives on Vietnam and the draft; and “Requiem for Man,” a solution to the Papal encyclical Progresso Populorum.

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Some Anatomies of Melancholy (Penguin Great Ideas)

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Now not easily an research into depression, those particular essays shape a part of a breathtaking party of human behaviour from the time of the ancients to the Renaissance. God, devils, outdated age, nutrition, drunkenness, love and sweetness are each one given equivalent attention during this all-encompassing exam of the human . all through historical past, a few books have replaced the realm. they've got remodeled the way in which we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, battle and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the nice thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose principles shook civilization and helped make us who we're.

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Why Teach?: In Defense of a Real Education

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By Mark Edmundson

We hardly speak about collage anymore with no citing its exorbitant price ticket. Is there an schooling bubble? Is a bachelor's measure definitely worth the funding? should you didn't recognize larger, you'd imagine universities have been purely on hand to us at the inventory market.

What ever occurred to the particular human souls who do the educating and studying those associations are rumored to promote?

Mark Edmundson, a popular professor of English on the college of Virginia, has thought of the private that means of schooling his entire occupation. His prose, exacting but expansive, tough-minded but confident, is that infrequent breed that reminds us that interpreting concerns finally. He has been writing in this very important topic for many years, occasionally in publication shape and different instances in essays that experience run in locations like Harper's, the hot York occasions, and the Chronicle of upper Education.

Here Edmundson's writings at the topic are accumulated, together with numerous which are new and unpublished in different places. What they convey, jointly, is that larger studying isn't really a few staid previous inspiration yet invaluable drugs for our afflicted smooth selves. Edmundson enlivens his subject, placing mom and dad again within the school rooms probably inhabited by means of their youngsters. His conscientiously selected phrases are packed with the knowledge and concept that make studying attainable. This booklet is a must-read for any instructor, or scholar, and a fresh reminder to folks.

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One Human Minute

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By Stanislaw Lem

Contains 3 essays--"One Human Minute," "The Upside-Down Revolution ," and "The international as Cataclysm"--from technological know-how fiction grasp Stanislaw Lem.

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America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction (Penguin Classics)

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By John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw

Greater than 4 many years after his loss of life, John Steinbeck is still one of many nation's so much cherished authors. but few recognize of his occupation as a journalist who lined global occasions from the nice melancholy to Vietnam. Now, this distinct assortment deals a portrait of the artist as citizen, deeply engaged on the earth round him. as well as the full textual content of Steinbeck's final released ebook, America and Americans, this quantity brings jointly for the 1st time greater than fifty of Steinbeck's best essays and journalistic items on Salinas, Sag Harbor, Arthur Miller, Woody Guthrie, the Vietnam conflict and extra. This variation is edited via Steinbeck pupil Susan Shillinglaw and Steinbeck biographer Jackson J. Benson.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes through exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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Evolution 2.0: Implications of Darwinism in Philosophy and the Social and Natural Sciences (The Frontiers Collection)

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Those essays via top philosophers and scientists concentrate on contemporary rules on the leading edge of recent Darwinism, showcasing and exploring the demanding situations they increase in addition to open difficulties. This interdisciplinary quantity is exclusive in that it addresses the foremost notions of evolutionary idea in techniques to the brain, within the philosophy of biology, within the social sciences and arts; moreover it considers contemporary demanding situations to, and extensions of, Neo-Darwinism. The essays reveal that Darwinism is an evolving paradigm, with a sphere of impression some distance more than even Darwin is probably going to have imagined while he released ‘On the starting place of Species’ in 1859.

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