By Paul Auster
Éste es un volumen único, una compilación de historias verdaderas y personales, reflexiones sobre acontecimientos históricos, observaciones sobre obras pictóricas y literarias. Una lectura imprescindible de «uno de los más grandes escritores de nuestro tiempo», San Francisco Chronicle. En Ensayos completos se reúnen por primera vez todos los textos ensayísticos de Paul Auster, gran parte de ellos inéditos hasta ahora en castellano, como el prefacio esencial a l. a. obra del polifacético Joe Brainard Me acuerdo o sus reflexiones sobre el 11-S, escritas pocas horas después de los atentados. Paul Auster posa su lúcida mirada sobre distintos aspectos de l. a. realidad, recorre temas como l. a. falta de vivienda o las protestas antibélicas, y nos descubre detalles de personalidades como Franz Kafka o Paul Celan, el funámbulo Philippe Petit o el historietista paintings Spiegelman.
By Aldous Huxley
Chosen writings from the writer of Brave New World and The doorways of Perception at the position of psychedelics in society.
• comprises letters and lectures through Huxley by no means released elsewhere.
In may perhaps 1953 Aldous Huxley took four-tenths of a gram of mescaline. the paranormal and transcendent event that set him off on an exploration that was once to supply a innovative physique of labor concerning the internal reaches of the human brain. Huxley was once many years prior to his time in his anticipation of the risks smooth tradition used to be developing via explosive inhabitants elevate, headlong technological enhance, and militant nationalism, and he observed psychedelics because the maximum capacity at our disposal to "remind adults that the true global is particularly assorted from the misshapen universe they've got created for themselves by way of their culture-conditioned prejudices." a lot of Huxley's writings following his 1953 mescaline scan should be visible as his try to demonstrate the facility of those ingredients to evoke a feeling of the sacred in humans dwelling in a technological society adversarial to mystical revelations.
Moksha, a Sanskrit note which means "liberation," is a set of the prophetic and visionary writings of Aldous Huxley. It comprises decisions from his acclaimed novels Brave New World and Island, either one of which envision societies established round the use of psychedelics as stabilizing forces, in addition to items from The doorways of Perception and Heaven and Hell, his well-known works on cognizance enlargement.
By Octavio Paz
Octavio Paz claims during this crucial paintings that the 2 painters who had the best effect at the 20th century have been Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp. If that conjunction surprises in the beginning, Paz makes a resounding case together with his research and via contrasting the 2 artists. “I have associated their names,” he writes, “because it kind of feels to me that every of them has in his personal manner succeeded in defining our age: the previous by means of what he affirms; the latter by way of what he negates, via his explorations.” contemplating Duchamp’s occupation and writings from his scandalous Nude Descending a Staircase in 1913 to his next investigations, from his huge Glass and kinetic artwork to the Readymades and “physiques amusantes” (“comic calculations”), Paz deals a hugely own evaluation, exploring the plain contradictions and seeming enigmas with the perception and lucidity that characterised all his writing.
When this ebook used to be first released, Publishers Weekly referred to as it an “extraordinary and fundamental book” and stated: “Paz could have come toward Duchamp’s essence as a thinker of non secular freedom than any critic to date.”
By Elmar Lueth
No Such Countryexplores the assumption of home—but a house with no transparent barriers, a house in movement. A German who spent ten years within the U.S. and in addition witnessed the complexities of German reunification firsthand, Elmar Lueth writes approximately his notion of domestic, its form and texture, which has shifted in unforeseen and infrequently startling methods.
The autobiographical essays right here concentrate on those shifts, tracing the geographical and mental borders Lueth has crossed among the united states, western Germany, and jap Germany. He writes approximately his family's company in Germany and examines his ties to this practice whilst he lives an ocean aside, learning and educating the intricacies of a international language within the U.S. one other essay revisits a ferry journey around the Elbe, which previously marked the border among East and West Germany and now turns into the location of a mental trip that the writer embarks on together with his father, right into a house neither of them anticipated to go into. different essays discover this area and try to map its many dimensions, taking readers into the streets of the hot Berlin or tracing the tough legacy of the Holocaust.
These are fantastically written and quietly compelling own essays approximately relations, language and conversation, paintings, love and marriage, domestic, heritage, reminiscence, and belonging. Lueth's trips will curiosity a person who lives or works on the intersection of other areas, languages, or cultures.
By Gavin Canardeaux
Honorary Governor of the desk bound nutrients circulation, advisor Chef de Chef to the United countries, shopper of the Canardeaux origin for kids with no Seafood, and dedicated expertise Band Wearer, Gavin Canardeaux is the cr?me de los angeles cr?me of the cooking global. Dividing his helpful time among London, Sydney, and manhattan, his spouse and girlfriends and horses, his vintage motor vehicle assortment, and his teenagers, Gavin additionally manages to run his eating place, food du Moi, principally through videoconference. greater than a cookbook, this can be Gavin’s philosophy and lifestyle, and is filled with his insights, strategies, and half-crazed theories. Bitingly hilarious and darkly scrumptious, this can be a dead-on lampoon of today’s so much notorious big name cooks.
By Daniel J. Boorstin
The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Discoverers demonstrates the reality in the back of the aphorism that if Cleopatra's nostril were shorter, the face of the area might were replaced. Boorstin is going directly to discover the weather of coincidence, improvisation and contradiction on the middle of yank associations and ideology.
By Robin Milner (auth.), Aart Middeldorp, Vincent van Oostrom, Femke van Raamsdonk, Roel de Vrijer (eds.)
This Festschrift is devoted to Jan Willem Klop at the get together of his sixtieth birthday. the quantity contains a complete of 23 clinical papers via shut associates and associates, written in particular for this e-book. The papers are varied in nature: a few document on new examine, others have the nature of a survey, and back others are in general expository.
Every contribution has been completely refereed a minimum of two times. in lots of situations the 1st around of referee experiences resulted in major revision of the unique paper, which was once back reviewed. The articles specifically concentration upon the lambda calculus, time period rewriting and strategy algebra, the fields to which Jan Willem Klop has made primary contributions.
By Italo Calvino
From the internationally-acclaimed writer of a few of this century's so much breathtakingly unique novels comes this posthumous number of thirty-six literary essays that may make any lucky reader view the previous classics in a blinding new light.
Learn why Lara, now not Zhivago, is the heart of Pasternak's masterpiece, Dr. Zhivago, and why Cyrano de Bergerac is the forerunner of modern day science-fiction writers. learn the way many odysseys The Odyssey comprises, and why Hemingway's Nick Adams tales are a top of twentieth-century literature. From Ovid to Pavese, Xenophon to Dickens, Galileo to Gadda, Calvino covers the classics he has enjoyed such a lot with essays which are clean, obtainable, and clever. Why learn the Classics? firmly establishes Calvino one of the infrequent likes of Nabokov, Borges, and Lawrence--writers whose feedback is as vivid and certain as their groundbreaking fiction.
By Kerima Polotan
Those classic essays, by no means prior to compiled in ebook shape, whole the UP Press' sequence of Kerima Polotan's works. starting from the very own recollection, "Many issues in a Life," to the astute observation of "The chuffed Hoi Polloi," they dwell as much as the promise of the book's name. this is existence obvious gradually, and defined sincerely and cleanly. characterised via her trademark wit, irony, and incisiveness, brought in her perfect type, it merits to face beside the award-winning novel, the quick tale assortment, and the 2 essay collections, as evidence of 1 of the top issues of Philippine literature in English.
By Henry David Thoreau, H. Daniel Peck
Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat journey is a finely crafted tapestry of trip writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of ordinary phenomena, the agricultural panorama, and native characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the local American and Puritian histories of recent England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and plenty of different subjects.
even though it stocks the various issues in Thoreau's vintage WALDEN, every week bargains another point of view on his analaysis of the connection among nature and tradition.