The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution

2013 Reprint of 1959 variation. special facsimile of the unique version, no longer reproduced with Optical popularity software program. this can be the e-book of the influential 1959 Rede Lecture by means of British scientist and novelist C. P. Snow. Its thesis was once that "the highbrow lifetime of the full of western society" used to be break up into the titular cultures - specifically the sciences and the arts - and that this was once an immense problem to fixing the world's difficulties. released in e-book shape, Snow's lecture used to be generally learn and mentioned on each side of the Atlantic, major him to write down a 1963 follow-up, "The Cultures: And a re-examination: An multiplied model of the 2 Cultures and the medical Revolution."

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Politics and Letters: Interviews with New Left Review

By Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams made a critical contribution to the highbrow tradition of the Left within the English-speaking global. He used to be additionally one of many key figures within the starting place of cultural reviews in Britain, which became severe abilities honed on textual research to the exam of buildings and types of resistance obvious in lifestyle. Politics and Letters is a quantity of interviews with Williams, performed by means of New Left Review, designed to convey into transparent concentration the key theoretical and political matters posed by means of his paintings. brought by way of author Geoff Dyer, Politics and Letters levels throughout Williams’s biographical improvement, the evolution of his cultural conception and literary feedback, his paintings on dramatic types and his fiction, and an exploration of British and overseas politics.

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100 One-Night Reads: A Book Lover's Guide

By David C. Major, John S. Major

Readers in all places be aware of that not anything soothes the spirit like sinking right into a outstanding e-book. in case you are one in all that satisfied band, you are going to speedy realize the authors of this encouraged examining advisor as kindred spirits. right here David and John significant have selected 100 books that could every one be delightfully ate up in a single quiet night. overlaying different types from fable to fiction, historical past to humor, secret to memoir, this addictive quantity gains books to check your whole moods—by either celebrated writers and talented unknowns, including:

•  Russell Baker  •  Willa Cather  • Raymond Chandler  •  F. Scott Fitzgerald  • Graham Greene  •  Edith Hamilton  •  Dashiell Hammett  •  Helene Hanff  •  Ernest Hemingway  •  Patricia Highsmith  • Shirley Jackson  •  Henry James  •  W. Somerset Maugham  •  Mary McCarthy  •  Walter Mosley  •  Vladimir Nabokov  •  Patrick O'Brian  •  Barbara Pym  •  Phillip Roth  •  Vikram Seth  •  Isaac Bashevis Singer  •  C. P. Snow  •  Dylan Thomas  •  Evelyn Waugh  •  Edith Wharton  •  Laura Ingalls Wilder  •  Virginia Woolf

Each choice comprises an exciting dialogue of what makes the e-book exact, from an adventurous writing sort to a distinct humorousness. The Majors additionally percentage insights concerning the authors and literary anecdotes, in addition to suggest different gem stones on an analogous topic or by means of an identical author.

A literary significant other to delight in and discuss with many times, a hundred One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its personal correct!

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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature

By Margaret Atwood

While first released in 1972, Survival used to be thought of the main startling ebook ever written approximately Canadian literature. considering the fact that then, it has persisted to be learn and taught, and it keeps to form the best way Canadians examine themselves. exclusive, provocative, and written in bubbling, compulsively readable prose, Survival is at the same time a e-book of feedback, a manifesto, and a set of private and subversive feedback. Margaret Atwood starts through asking: “What were the significant preoccupations of our poetry and fiction?” Her resolution is “survival and victims.”

Atwood applies this thesis in twelve tremendous, witty, and impassioned chapters; from Moodie to MacLennan to Blais, from Pratt to Purdy to Gibson, she lighting up established books in thoroughly new views.

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Ontology and the Art of Tragedy. An Approach to Aristotle's Poetics (SUNY Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy)

By Martha Husain

A consultant paintings for these learning or studying Aristotle and his philosophy. Husain proposes an method of analyzing Poetics in response to ideas and standards linked to Aristotle's philosophy of being. this isn't a translation, nor a observation at the textual content itself, yet a examine of the uniqueness of Poetics from Aristotle's corpus.

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Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben (Posthumanities)

By Timothy C. Campbell

Has biopolitics really develop into thanatopolitics, a box of research passionate about loss of life? Is there anything in regards to the nature of biopolitical notion at the present time that makes it most unlikely to set up affirmatively? If this is often real, what can life-minded thinkers recommend because the advantages of biopolitical mirrored image? those questions force Improper Life, Timothy C. Campbell’s dexterous inquiry-as-intervention.

Campbell argues “crypto-thanatopolitics” may be teased out of Heidegger’s critique of expertise and that many of the best students of biopolitics—including Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Peter Sloterdijk—have been substantively stimulated by means of Heidegger’s inspiration, relatively his examining of right and mistaken writing. actually, Campbell exhibits how all of those philosophers have pointed towards a sad, thanatopolitical vacation spot as by some means an inevitable results of know-how. yet in Improper Life he articulates a corrective biopolitics which may start with rereadings of Foucault (especially his past due paintings in regards to the care and applied sciences of the self), Freud (notably his writings at the drives and negation), and Gilles Deleuze (particularly within the relation of cognizance to aesthetics).

Throughout Improper Life, Campbell insists that biopolitics can turn into extra confident and productively asserts an affirmative technē no longer suggestion via thanatos yet particularly practiced via bíos.

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Short History of the Shadow (Reaktion Books - Essays in Art and Culture)

Stoichita's compelling account untangles the heritage of 1 of the main enduring demanding situations to beset Western paintings - the depiction and meanings of shadows.

"discriminating, encouraged interrogation ... magnificent analysis"—Marina Warner, Tate Magazine

"Ambitious and a excitement to learn ... a completely valuable book."—Times greater Education Supplement

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