Kultur - Literature Readings
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What does your bookshelf say about you? | Peter Knox | Comment is free 'Your bookshelf is an intimate physical representation of your accomplishments and aspirations.' Photograph: Lori McCaskill Only a bookshelf can truly hold a reader's history and future at the same time, while the present is usually found in a book bag or on a nightstand nearby.
Preface: The War Against Cliche by Martin Amis | Books At one time, "Literature and Society" was a phrase so much on everyone's lips that it earned itself an abbreviation: Lit & Soc. And Lit & Soc, I seemed to remember, had been for me a long-running enthusiasm. When complacently preparing my new collection of essays and reviews, The War Against Cliché, I planned to assemble my pieces on literature and society (pieces on FR Leavis and Lionel Trilling, and on lesser figures like Ian Robinson and Denis Donoghue).
Review: The War Against Cliche by Martin Amis | Books The War Against Cliché: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 Martin Amis 506pp, Cape, £20 Buy it at a discount at BOL Since Martin Amis asks readers "to keep an eye on the datelines which end these pieces", it's worth pointing out that I was 13 when he published the first of them. By the time of the last he was past 50 and I was over 40. These are the facts, and I for one find them stunning. All those years of - as Richard Tull sees it in The Information - homework! And my homework for this week?
Kingpin: The True Story of Max Butler, the Master Hacker Who Ran a Billion Dollar Cyber Crime Network, ISBN 9780733627712 - Abbey's Bookshop | A world of books Our search has the following Google-type functionality: + (addition symbol) If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results. eg. Harry +Potter Search results will contain 'Potter'. - (minus symbol) If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results. eg.
Prediction is a dangerous game. Not only is it difficult in foresight and easy in hindsight, but it also carries the possibility that you’ll be completely and utterly wrong. THE SIXTH WAVE makes a very bold prediction indeed. It predicts the next wave of innovation. The Book :: The Sixth Wave
Humanities Good Reads
Every year, thousands of American high school students read a common selection of great novels — classics loved by young and old readers alike. Today, we have selected 20 of the most popular books and highlighted ways that you can download versions for free, mostly as free audio books and ebooks, and sometimes as movies and radio dramas. You will find more great works — and sometimes other digital formats — in our collections of Free Audio Books and Free eBooks.
Les livres de l'année que nous avons préférés | slate Peggy Sastre vous conseille La Faculté des Rêves de Sara Stridsberg. Ça commence sur son cadavre rongé par les vers dans un hôtel miteux, rempli de putes et de drogués. Le cadavre de Valerie Solanas, celle qui tira sur Andy Wahrol quelques mois après avoir écrit SCUM Manifesto, l'un des textes les plus importants du XXème siècle - et pas seulement pour le féminisme. Le livre de Sara Stridsberg avait tout pour me déplaire : c'est une biographie, romancée de surcroît, d'une personne à qui je voue un culte (pas touche !). Mais non. La Faculté des Rêves, écrit par une suédoise de 36 ans, se dévore du début à la fin : pour la force de sa poésie, pour l'effacement total de l'auteure qui rentre avec une acuité monstrueuse dans les voix de ses personnages, pour l'impression d'être totalement là, dans cette époque, dans ce monde mort fait de puissantes utopies idéologico-artistiques délirantes et tragiques.
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An Essay on Criticism 'Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill Appear in Writing or in Judging ill, But, of the two, less dang'rous is th' Offence, To tire our Patience, than mis-lead our Sense: Some few in that, but Numbers err in this, Ten Censure wrong for one who Writes amiss; A Fool might once himself alone expose, Now One in Verse makes many more in Prose. 'Tis with our Judgments as our Watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own. In Poets as true Genius is but rare, True Taste as seldom is the Critick's Share; Both must alike from Heav'n derive their Light, These born to Judge, as well as those to Write. Let such teach others who themselves excell, And censure freely who have written well.
.Nitzan & Bichler
Les Papes, l'Eglise et l'Argent
grandes représentations du monde et économie à travers l'histoir
The other day someone — I don’t remember who or where — asked an interesting question: when did it become so common to disparage anyone who hasn’t made it big, hasn’t gotten rich, as a “loser”? Well, that’s actually a question we can answer, using Google Ngrams, which track the frequency with which words or phrases are used in books: Sure enough, the term “losers” has become much more common since the 1960s.
Contours of the World Economy 1-2030 AD:Essays in Macro-Economic History By: Angus Maddison This book seeks to identify the forces which explain how and why some parts of the world have grown rich and others have lagged behind. Encompassing 2000 years of history, part 1 begins with the Roman Empire and explores the key factors that have influenced economic development in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Part 2 covers the development of macroeconomic tools of analysis from the 17th century to the present. Part 3 looks to the future and considers what the shape of the world economy might be in 2030.
.Capra. The Turning Point. CONTENTS