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Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction Book by ,

Handbook of Autobiography / Autofiction Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 2220
  • ISBN Code: 3110279819

Summary: Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

How To Write Essays Book by Don Shiach

How To Write Essays Book
  • Author : Don Shiach
  • Publisher : How To Books
  • Release Date : 2009-01-30
  • Category: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN Code: 1848034903

Summary: The skill of good essay writing is essential if you are to achieve the kind of grades you want in the courses you are studying. This is true whether you are studying at GCSE, AS or A levels at school or college, or trying to gain a degree at university. The advice and practical guidance you receive in this book will enable you to improve your grade assessments by putting into practice some simple, but invaluable principles of essay writing. These approaches will work for you whether you are facing assessment in timed exam conditions or being judged by coursework assignments. This book will take you step by step from your opening to your closing paragraph, so that you focus your thoughts on answering the assignment appropriately and relevantly. It also contains ten sample essays and useful chapters on grammar, accuracy and spelling.

Shakespeare's Montaigne Book by Michel de Montaigne

Shakespeare's Montaigne Book
  • Author : Michel de Montaigne
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-08
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 1590177347

Summary: An NYRB Classics Original Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne’s best reader—a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne’s ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne—though how extensively remains a matter of debate—and that the translation he read him in was that of John Florio, a fascinating polymath, man-about-town, and dazzlingly inventive writer himself. Florio’s Montaigne is in fact one of the masterpieces of English prose, with a stylistic range and felicity and passages of deep lingering music that make it comparable to Sir Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy and the works of Sir Thomas Browne. This new edition of this seminal work, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Peter G. Platt, features an adroitly modernized text, an essay in which Greenblatt discusses both the resemblances and real tensions between Montaigne’s and Shakespeare’s visions of the world, and Platt’s introduction to the life and times of the extraordinary Florio. Altogether, this book provides a remarkable new experience of not just two but three great writers who ushered in the modern world.

College Essay Essentials Book by Ethan Sawyer

College Essay Essentials Book
  • Author : Ethan Sawyer
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1492635138

Summary: Writing an amazing college admission essay is easier than you think! So you're a high school senior given the task of writing a 650-word personal statement for your college application. Do you tell the story of your life, or a story from your life? Do you choose a single moment? If so, which one? The options seem endless. Lucky for you, they're not. College counselor Ethan Sawyer (aka The College Essay Guy) will show you that there are only four (really, four!) types of college admission essays. And all you have to do to figure out which type is best for you is answer two simple questions: 1. Have you experienced significant challenges in your life? 2. Do you know what you want to be or do in the future? With these questions providing the building blocks for your essay, Sawyer guides you through the rest of the process, from choosing a structure to revising your essay, and answers the big questions that have probably been keeping you up at night: How do I brag in a way that doesn't sound like bragging? and How do I make my essay, like, deep? Packed with tips, tricks, exercises, and sample essays from real students who got into their dream schools, College Essay Essentials is the only college essay guide to make this complicated process logical, simple, and (dare we say it?) a little bit fun.

On Solitude Book by Michel de Montaigne

On Solitude Book
  • Author : Michel de Montaigne
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-08-27
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN Code: 0141956615

Summary: Blending intellectual speculation with anecdote and personal reflection, the Renaissance thinker and writer Montaigne pioneered the modern essay. This selection contains his idiosyncratic and timeless writings on subjects as varied as the virtues of solitude, the power of the imagination, the pleasures of reading, the importance of sleep and why we sometimes laugh and cry at the same things. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

On Friendship Book by Michel de Montaigne

On Friendship Book
  • Author : Michel de Montaigne
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-09-02
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN Code: 0141964871

Summary: Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Michel de Montaigne was the originator of the modern essay form; in these diverse pieces he expresses his views on relationships, contemplates the idea that man is no different from any animal, argues that all cultures should be respected, and attempts, by an exploration of himself, to understand the nature of humanity.

The Order of Things Book by Michel Foucault

The Order of Things Book
  • Author : Michel Foucault
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1317336682

Summary: When one defines "order" as a sorting of priorities, it becomes beautifully clear as to what Foucault is doing here. With virtuoso showmanship, he weaves an intensely complex history of thought. He dips into literature, art, economics and even biology in The Order of Things, possibly one of the most significant, yet most overlooked, works of the twentieth century. Eclipsed by his later work on power and discourse, nonetheless it was The Order of Things that established Foucault's reputation as an intellectual giant. Pirouetting around the outer edge of language, Foucault unsettles the surface of literary writing. In describing the limitations of our usual taxonomies, he opens the door onto a whole new system of thought, one ripe with what he calls "exotic charm". Intellectual pyrotechnics from the master of critical thinking, this book is crucial reading for those who wish to gain insight into that odd beast called Postmodernism, and a must for any fan of Foucault.

Complete Essays Book by Michel de Montaigne

Complete Essays Book
  • Author : Michel de Montaigne
  • Publisher : WS
  • Release Date : 2018-08-22
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN Code: 2291047272

Summary: Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential figures of the Renaissance, singlehandedly responsible for popularising the essay as a literary form. In 1572, Montaigne retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books from his library and his own experience. He discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. Above all, Montaigne studied himself to find his own inner nature and that of humanity. The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature. An insight into a wise Renaissance mind, they continue to engage, enlighten and entertain modern readers. Born in 1533, Michel de Montaigne studied law and spent a number of years working as a counsellor before devoting his life to reading, writing and reflection. He died in 1586.

The Hedgehog And The Fox Book by Isaiah Berlin

The Hedgehog And The Fox Book
  • Author : Isaiah Berlin
  • Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Release Date : 2014-11-13
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN Code: 1780228430

Summary: Isaiah Berlin's classic essay on Tolstoy - an exciting new edition with new criticism and a foreword. 'The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.' This fragment of Archilochus, which gives this book its title, describes the central thesis of Isaiah Berlin's masterly essay on Tolstoy. There have been various interpretations of Archilochus' fragment; Isaiah Berlin has simply used it, without implying anything about the true meaning of the words, to outline a fundamental distinction that exists in mankind, between those who are fascinated by the infinite variety of things (foxes) and those who relate everything to a central all-embracing system (hedgehogs). When applied to Tolstoy, the image illuminates a paradox of his philosophy of history, and shows why he was frequently misunderstood by his contemporaries and critics. Tolstoy was by nature a fox, but he believed in being a hedgehog.

How To Read Montaigne Book by Terence Cave

How To Read Montaigne Book
  • Author : Terence Cave
  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release Date : 2014-07-03
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 178378122X

Summary: Montaigne (1533-92) is commonly regarded as an early modern sceptic, standing at the threshold of a new secular way of thinking. He is also known for his ground-breaking exploration of the 'subject' or the 'self'. Terence Cave discusses these and other key aspects of the Essais (Montaigne's major work) not as philosophical themes but as features in the mapping of a mental landscape: the project of the Essais is cognitive rather than philosophical. Similarly, he reads the Essais not as 'essays' in the literary sense but as 'trials' or 'soundings' in which the manner of writing - the shape of the sentences, the use of metaphors and other figures - is crucial. Taking passages from many different chapters of the Essais, this book guides the reader through Montaigne's investigation of the 'subtle shades and stirrings' of the mind.

Theory’s Autoimmunity Book by Zahi Zalloua

Theory’s Autoimmunity Book
  • Author : Zahi Zalloua
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0810137801

Summary: Engaging scholars from across humanistic fields grappling with the role and value of theory in our times, Theory's Autoimmunity argues for reclaiming theory's skepticism as a value. To cultivate theory's skeptical impulses is to embrace what Jacques Derrida has termed autoimmunity: a condition of openness to the outside—openness of the self, the community, democracy, or other ideals—that allows for change. Openness to change comes with risks, and the self-protective temptation to immunize oneself or one's community against these risks is strong. Yet without such risks, without openness to otherness, no encounter with the new, with difference, can ever take place. Without autoimmunity, theory becomes stagnant and programmatic, unable to receive and respond to the other or the event, to address, revise, and produce new meanings. Taking up the challenge of thinking theory as skepticism, with and against philosophy, this study turns to literature as an interlocutor, investigating the ways theory, like the literary works of Montaigne, Baudelaire, Stendhal, Morrison, or Duras, declines to put on the interpretive brakes, to stop reading at a point of understanding. Undoing and remaking itself, theory—those critical interpretive practices that revel in the creation and proliferation of meaning—becomes autoimmune.

Moonchild Book by Aleister Crowley

Moonchild Book
  • Author : Aleister Crowley
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2020-08-22
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : N.A
  • ISBN Code: 1716636604

Summary: Aleister Crowley's Moonchild is an allegorical tale about a war between two rival magicians. The plot and action dramatize and illustrate the practice of Thelema. The reader sees Thelema in action and learns of Crowley's broader beliefs and philosophy as the story unfolds. "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law; Love is the law, love under will." A phrase of great import. In Moonchild, Crowley demonstrates the fate of those who would misinterpret its meaning and be seduced by the temptations of Black Magick.

The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art Book by Roni Grén

The Concept of the Animal and Modern Theories of Art Book
  • Author : Roni Grén
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN Code: 1351671723

Summary: This book examines the importance of the animal in modern art theory, using classic texts of modern aesthetics and texts written by modern artists to explore the influence of the human-animal relationship on nineteenth and twentieth century artists and art theorists. The book is unique due to its focus on the concept of the animal, rather than on images of animals, and it aims towards a theoretical account of the connections between the notions of art and animality in the modern age. Roni Grén’s book spans various disciplines, such as art theory, art history, animal studies, modernism, postmodernism, posthumanism, philosophy, and aesthetics.

Die Angst vor den Barbaren Book by Tzvetan Todorov

Die Angst vor den Barbaren Book
  • Author : Tzvetan Todorov
  • Publisher : Hamburger Edition HIS
  • Release Date : 2012-10-18
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN Code: 3868545158

Summary: Todorov ist einer der bedeutendsten Intellektuellen, seine Schrift ist eine meisterhafte Tour d'horizon durch Geschichte, Politik und Philosophie - und ein echter "Werkzeugkasten" zur Entschlüsselung der Herausforderungen unserer Zeit. "Der Kampf der Kulturen: die westlichen Demokratien auf der einen, der Islam auf der anderen Seite. Zwei Welten, gefangen in ihren historischen, kulturellen und religiösen Unterschieden und daher zum Konflikt verurteilt." Auf der Grundlage dieses dualistischen Denkens, so Todorov, gibt es keinen Raum für Dialog. Die Folge: Unnachgiebigkeit, ja, sogar Krieg mit allen Mitteln. Die Demokratie ist zu verteidigen, aber Angst und Ressentiment führen schnell zu Fehlreaktionen. Der Zweck heiligt nicht immer die Mittel, manchmal kann das Mittel schlimmer sein als die Krankheit. In seinen Reflexionen untersucht Todorov die Begriffe Barbarei und Zivilisation, Kultur und kollektive Identität, um jene Konflikte zu interpretieren, die heute zwischen den westlichen Ländern und dem Rest der Welt bestehen. Anhand von aktuellen Kontroversen illustriert und kommentiert Todorov alarmierende Anzeichen für Zivilisationsverluste und plädiert für eine kulturtheoretisch anspruchsvollere Deutung dieser Konfliktlagen. Kulturelle Vielfalt und universal gültige zivilisatorische Werte sind kein Widerspruch, auch wenn der Siegeszug der geschichtsphilosophischen Denkfigur, die Samuel Huntington auf die Formel vom "Kampf der Kulturen" gebracht hat, ein manichäisches Weltbild zu zementieren versucht. Der "Krieg gegen den Terror" als Reaktion auf dieses Weltbild führt zu einer bedenklichen Verwischung von Zielen und Mitteln, die am Ende sogar die Folter im Westen wieder salonfähig macht. Und so besteht die Gefahr, aus Angst vor den Barbaren selbst zu Barbaren zu werden. Es gilt zu erkennen, dass jegliche Identität grundlegend plurikulturell konstruiert, dass Kulturen Konstruktionen mit bestimmten Funktionen sind, denen der Mensch nicht schicksalhaft ausgeliefert ist.