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Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer, whose tales of fantasy and dreamworlds are classics of the 20th-century world literature. Borges was profoundly influenced by European culture, English literature, and such thinkers as Berkeley, who argued that there is no material substance; the sensible world consists only of ideas, which exists for so long as they are perceived. Most of Borges's tales embrace universal themes – the often recurring circular labyrinth can be seen as a metaphor of life or a riddle which theme is time.
I love non-fiction, but a lot of it is either annoyingly precise or too worthy. I'm looking for fun entertaining bedtime reading that won't tax the mind too much. Any suggestions? Books I recently read and enjoyed include: - Traffic (Tom Vanderbilt) - Risk (Dan Gardner) - Mind Hacks - The Drunkard's Walk - Watching The English So as you can see: Reasonably lightweight Filled with fascinating trivia Something of a psychology/sociology slant... although this isn't a must
Help me put together a list of the most zeitgeist-y, readable and accomplished "big idea" non-fiction books of recent years. Pretend I just dropped out of the sky and want to catch up on the big global debates, conversations, popular trends of intellectual thought in the English-speaking world. What's my reading list?
Being is the state of the soul. Becoming is the potential hidden within that is ready to be discovered. -The Creation of a Consciousness Shift We are excited to announce that The Creation of a Consciousness Shift by Paul Lenda will be released in just two months on February 24th, 2012. Looking all around us we can see the dire need for a fundamental and significant positive shift within humanity’s collective consciousness if we are to have a bright future. Paul has carefully crafted the book in such a way that it will appeal to both the heart and the mind in a way that is both intellectually stimulating as well as emotionally riveting.
post written by: Marc Email In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site. A medley of both fiction and nonfiction, these great reads challenged my internal status quo, opening my mind to new ideas and opportunities, and together they gave me a basic framework for living, loving, learning and working successfully.
The Marriage Plot , Jeffrey Eugenides (October 11) Jeffrey Eugenides’s much anticipated third novel (you may have heard of his first novel, The Virgin Suicides , or his second, Middlesex ) is set at Brown in the 1980s, where Madeleine, a devotee of the suddenly unfashionable Jane Austen and Henry James, falls in love with Leonard, the tobacco-chewing manic depressive biology student, whom she meets in a lit theory class where everyone else fawns over Derrida and Lacan. Add in post-graduate angst, regular doses of Lithium, and Mitchell, Madeleine’s longtime friend who wishes only to marry her, and you’ve got a thick, meaty college novel for the romantic in all of us. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Below are some books related to memory that I’ve read so far, in no particular order (except for the first three which are good places to start). My favorites are in bold. This page is regularly updated as I find new books. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
Review of The Field by Lynne McTaggart In recent years there has been quite a bit of scientific research into the body/mind connection which can help us to understand what it is and how it works. In her recent book on this subject titled The Field Lynne McTaggart has collected a number of research findings into an easily read format.
Art The Shock of the New by Robert Hughes (1980) Hughes charts the story of modern art, from cubism to the avant garde The Story of Art by Ernst Gombrich (1950) The most popular art book in history .
I need a book suggestion...something slightly off the beaten path in the biography, history, science, or world politics categories. (more details inside) I recently had a series of business meetings with a guy and over lunch one afternoon we wandered into a discussion of a book he was reading that caught my attention (Francis Crick biography). Several days later the book showed up on my desk with a nice note. I would like to reciprocate but I am struggling to come up with something as interesting and unusual for a really nice guy that I just met. posted by cyclopz to writing & language (32 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
Shaolin.com Highly Recommends These Books... While there are no books that we have found that accurately and completely portray Shaolin history, philosophy, and kung fu technique, the reader will find the following books a step in the right direction. We have found that there tends to be more quality found in philosophical texts and histories than books on technique. If the book covers technique, we prefer books that cover both form AND application (as the techniques themselves are useless without a clear and concise explanation of the applications) and that constitutes the majority of the books we list. Please note that many of these books are out of print.
On Thursday we asked you what books have changed your life , and over 250 thoughtful comments later, it's clear you all have book shelves stuffed with meaningful tomes. Now it's time to share the love. Today we've compiled some of the titles that you mentioned the most, with summaries and links to Amazon so you can check 'em out further—and get a glimpse into the minds and lives of Lifehacker readers. The Bible (25 votes)
11. Ringworld Pierson's puppeteers, strange, three-legged, two-headed aliens, have discovered an immense structure in a hitherto unexplored part of the universe. Frightened of meeting the builders of such a structure, the puppeteers set about assembling a team consisting of two humans, a puppeteer and a kzin, an alien not unlike an eight-foot-tall, red-furred cat, to explore it. The artefact is a vast circular ribbon of matter, some 180 million miles across, with a sun at its centre - the Ringworld.
in the 10th grade, I did a book report on "A Clockwork Orange". When I told the teacher upon which book I was basing my report, she said, "Hmmm... that was a weird movie... I watched it and was like 'huh?'... OK"
In compiling the books on this list, the editors at SuperScholar have tried to provide a window into the culture of the last 50 years. Ideally, if you read every book on this list, you will know how we got to where we are today. Not all the books on this list are “great.” The criterion for inclusion was not greatness but INFLUENCE. All the books on this list have been enormously influential . The books we chose required some hard choices.