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Book Description This anthology presents the early sages of Western philosophy and science who paved the way for Plato and Aristotle and their successors. Democritus's atomic theory of matter, Zeno's dazzling "proofs" that motion is impossible, Pythagorean insights into mathematics, Heraclitus's haunting and enigmatic epigrams-all form part of a revolution in human thought that relied on reasoning, forged the first scientific vocabulary, and laid the foundations of Western philosophy.

Jonathan Barnes has painstakingly brought together the surviving Presocratic fragments in their original contexts, utilizing the latest research and a newly discovered major papyrus of Empedocles. A literary biography of 19th-century French novelist, radical, and intellectual impresario Gustave Flaubert? A meditation on the uses and misuses of language? A novel of obsession, denial, irritation, and underhanded connivery?

A thriller complete with disguises, sleuthing, mysterious meetings, and unknowing targets? An extended essay on the nature of fiction itself? On the surface, at first, Julian Barnes's book is the tale of an elderly English doctor's search for some intriguing details of Flaubert's life. Geoffrey Braithwaite seems to be involved in an attempt to establish whether a particularly fine, lovely, and ancient stuffed parrot is in fact one originally "borrowed by G.

The first hint we have that all is not as it seems comes almost halfway into the book, when after a humorously cantankerous account of the inadequacies of literary critics, Braithwaite closes a chapter by saying, "Now do you understand why I hate critics? I could try and describe to you the expression in my eyes at this moment; but they are far too discoloured with rage. One passage perhaps best describes the overall effect of this extraordinary story: "You can define a net in one of two ways, depending on your point of view.

Normally, you would say that it is a meshed instrument designed to catch fish. But you could, with no great injury to logic, reverse the image and define the net as a jocular lexicographer once did: he called it a collection of holes tied together with string. Despite the lively voice of the British narrator, the text is too dense to understand without close study. The quotations are especially hard to follow.

It's often difficult to tell whether the words are those of Flaubert or the author or another critic entirely. Perhaps Crawford Logan's charming rendition of the author's wit and wisdom could be enjoyed by dedicated Flaubert scholars in search of an etymological treat. Jim, a taxi driver, finds Maxi in a park, takes him home and feeds him and, from then on, takes his new friend with him to work every day.

Maxi loves the sights, the sounds and even the occasional emergencies--but most of all he loves Jim, who saved him from the streets. Jim is surprised when he begins receiving big tips, but readers--and this canny canine--know the reason why. The Barraccas' narrative so perfectly echoes Maxi's jaunty attitude that children might suppose that being a New York taxi dog is the best job in the world. Buehner's black, yellow and white borders that surround the text cleverly suggest Checker cabs, and his use of dark, intense colors suggest a New York that is both familiar and funny.

For dog fanciers, taxi riders and lovers of fine picture books, this is a sheer delight. Ages From School Library Journal K - Grade 2 --A stray dog's outlook takes a quick turn for the better when Jim, a New York City taxi driver, offers him a name, friendship, and a place in the front seat. Maxi describes with infectious doggy delight the satisfactions of life on wheels: the unusual fares, the pleasure of both helping and entertaining people in a hurry, and of wearily dropping the cab off at the garage after a long day.

Buehner uses an oil-over-acrylic technique that gives each scene a subtle, lively play of light and color. Background detail and byplay including a small cat that seems to follow the cab around will keep young readers glued to the illustrations. Alas, the engaging story idea based on a real encounter and brilliant pictures are chained to a singsong text in verse that combines pedestrian language with tediously long sentences, some of which exist only to make a rhyme. Book Description In this second edition of Beginning Theory, the variety of approaches, theorists, and technical language is lucidly and expertly unraveled and explained, and allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles have been grasped.

Expanded and updated from the original edition first published in , Peter Barry has incorporated all of the recent developments in literary theory, adding two new chapters covering the emergent Eco-criticism and the re-emerging Narratology. His work continues to influence contemporary literary theory and cultural studies. Image-Music-Text collects Barthes's best writings on photography and the cinema, as well as fascinating articles on the relationship between images and sound. Two of Barthes's most important essays, "Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narrative" and "The Death of the Author" are also included in this fine anthology, an excellent introduction to his thought.

Book Description "[Mythologies] illustrates the beautiful generosity of Barthes's progressive interest in the meaning his word is signification of practically everything around him, not only the books and paintings of high art, but also the slogans, trivia, toys, food, and popular rituals cruises, striptease, eating, wrestling matches of contemporary life.

For Barthes, words and objects have in common the organized capacity to say something; at the same time, since they are signs, words and objects have the bad faith always to appear natural to their consumer, as if what they say is eternal, true, necessary, instead of arbitrary, made, contingent. Mythologies finds Barthes revealing the fashioned systems of ideas that make it possible, for example, for 'Einstein's brain' to stand for, be the myth of, 'a genius so lacking in magic that one speaks about his thought as a functional labor analogous to the mechanical making of sausages.

Review "Language was both a luxury and a discipline for Barthes. He pursued a subject through language until he cornered it, until its disguise fell away and it was revealed in a kind of epiphany. In his own way, he cleaned the face of Paris more thoroughly than Andre Malraux did when he ordered its buildings washed down to their original colors and arranged for lights to be played upon them. Musing on the kind of painting done by someone like Ingres, Barthes says that 'painters have left movement the amplified sign of the unstable. He munched distinctions. His sentence rhythms were those of a man who talks with his hands.

From Publishers Weekly In seven lucid, incisive essays written over a year period, Bartky confronts some of the ways in which women can be disempowered by the society they nonetheless support. With uncompromising logic, she shows how feminism can be integrated into philosophy. Women's acquiescence to their own sexual objectification and the inevitable failure of their efforts to match mass-marketed standards of beauty is discussed in terms of Marx's concept of alienation in "Narcissism, Femininity, and Alienation.

Bartky teaches philosophy at the University of Illinois. Book Description Bartky draws on the experience of daily life to unmask the many disguises by which intimations of inferiority are visited upon women. She critiques both the male bias of current theory and the debilitating dominion held by notions of "proper femininity" over women and their bodies in patriarchal culture. Book Description Theory of Religion brings to philosophy what Bataille's earlier book, The Accursed Share, brought to anthropology and history; namely, an analysis based on notions of excess and expenditure.

Bataille brilliantly defines religion as so many different attempts to respond to the universe's relentless generosity. Framed within his original theory of generalized economics and based on his masterly reading of archaic religious activity, Theory of Religion constitutes, along with The Accursed Share, the most important articulation of Bataille's work.

Georges Bataille , founder of the French review Critique, wrote fiction and essays on a wide range of topics. Distributed for Zone Books.

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From Library Journal Bateson was working on this book when he died in but was nowhere near completing it; his daughter added chapters and other material that she is careful to identify as her own. Those looking for a neat, logical chain of argument will not find it here. Bateson combines ideas from a wide range of sourcescybernetics, communication theory, Jungian psychology, biology, philosophy, evolution theory, ethics, etc.

The discussion is suggestive but lacking in focus. Bateson's fans will love this; others may feel confirmed in their belief that his most important contribution lies elsewherein his theory of the "double bind. Brody, U. Office of Personnel Management Lib. Book Description Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writing -- and finishing -- a novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month NaNoWriMo , which Baty founded, determined to a write that novel or b finish that novel in -- kid you not -- 30 days.

Now Baty puts pen to paper himself to share the secrets of success. With week-specific overviews, pep "talks," and essential survival tips for today's word warriors, this results-oriented, quick-fix strategy is perfect for people who want to nurture their inner artist and then hit print! Anecdotes and success stories from NaNoWriMo winners will inspire writers from the heralding you-can-do-it trumpet blasts of day one to the champagne toasts of day thirty.

Whether it's a resource for those taking part in the official NaNo WriMo event, or a stand-alone handbook for writing to come, No Plot? No Problem! Book Description Jean Baudrillard is one of the most celebrated and controversial of contemporary social theorists. Translated into English for the first time, this remarkable volume examines the full extent of his critical appraisal of social theories including traditional Marxism, cybernetics, ethnography, psychoanalysis, and feminist thought.

In particular, it offers the most complete elaboration of Baudrillard's concept of the simulacrum and his reorientation of social theory toward the issues of fashion, the body, and death.

Symbolic Exchange and Death, originally published in France in , is a recognized classic and one of the most important sources for the redefinition of contemporary social thought. First published in , this has appeared piecemeal in various guerrilla translations and already had its cultural effect. It's just a relief to get the full SP on the semiology of the death drive.

It is a key intervention in the debates on modernity and postmodernity and the site of his postmodern turn. Anyone who wants to understand the complexity and provocativeness of Baudrillard's richest period must read this book. Book Description This highly insightful and stimulating collection of relevant studies on verbal performance artistic action and event , seen from the point of view of sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, folklore studies and semiotics, represents a clear assembly of perspective and methodology.

The initial essay is succinct and suggestive, and the scope of the theory is exemplified by four supplementary essays. The book provides readers of folklore, anthropology, linguistics, or any field interested in performance and its verbal dimensions with excellent background material for a contrastive approach to narrative, ritual, and ceremonial forms of verbal behavior in different sociocultural settings.

Book Description A new edition of a seminal text in the history of moral philosophy. Book Description Here a distinguished American historian challenges the belief that the eighteenth century was essentially modern in its temper. In crystalline prose Carl Becker demonstrates that the period commonly described as the Age of Reason was, in fact, very far from that; that Voltaire, Hume, Diderot, and Locke were living in a medieval world, and that these philosophers "demolished the Heavenly City of St.

Augustine only to rebuild it with more up-to-date materials. From the Back Cover "Will remain a classic-a beautifully finished literary product. Beard, American Historical Review; "The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth-Century Philosophers remains one of the most distinctive American contributions to the historical literature on the Enlightenment. Philosophy, Modern -- 18th century, Philosophy and religion -- History -- 18th, century, History -- Philosophy -- History -- 18th, century. From Publishers Weekly Debate about how artists express political content in their work "has been disappointingly constrained" in America, according to Becker in her introduction to this collection of essays by intellectuals and artists from a number of different nationalities and perspectives.

Highlights of part one, "Personal Responsibility and Political Contingencies," include Page Dubois's discussion of autonomous art as opposed to political art as a relatively new idea and Kathy Acker's brassy parable of a post-modern writer struggling with her loss of belief in the possibility of "art in this culture.

The book ends in a section titled "Theorizing the Future," in which Henry Giroux's discussion of the false image of progressiveness in Benetton ads and B. Ruby Rich's first-person meditation on how the "old models for political engagement in art are not working" project views of an art world to come. While much of the language here is academic "Rap developed as a relatively independent expression of black male artistic rebellion against the black bourgeois Weltanschauung " , the overall subject matter extends well beyond academe to post-revolutionary Czechoslovakia, an activist's prison life and struggling artists in Mexico City.

Detractors were eager to agree that the "culture of spontaneity" was a blind for neurotic misfits: the nihilist paint-dribbler, the nodding soloist, the sensation-addled writer who had "lost his eraser. Trumpeter Tony Frusella knew what he was talking about when he quit Charlie Barnet's big band, calling it "just like the army.

While film and photography would seem to deserve a chapter more than ceramics does Robert Frank, amazingly, goes unmentioned , the latter's inclusion suggests an acute historical eye at work, finding the keynotes of an era in activities from which the vain gaze of the present has silently shifted. All rights reserved. Book Description From handshakes and toasts to chant and genuflection, ritual pervades our social interactions and religious practices.

Still, few of us could identify all of our daily and festal ritual behaviors, much less explain them to an outsider. Similarly, because of the variety of activities that qualify as ritual and their many contradictory yet, in many ways, equally legitimate interpretations, ritual seems to elude any systematic historical and comparative scrutiny. In this book, Catherine Bell offers a practical introduction to ritual practice and its study; she surveys the most influential theories of religion and ritual, the major categories of ritual activity, and the key debates that have shaped our understanding of ritualism.

Bell refuses to nail down ritual with any one definition or understanding. Instead, her purpose is to reveal how definitions emerge and evolve and to help us become more familiar with the interplay of tradition, exigency, and self- expression that goes into constructing this complex social medium. Andrew M.

Most sociologists would not be brave enough to reveal the connection between their own deepest personal fears and longings of their professional work, and maybe most of us should not do so. But Bellah carries it off superbly. His introduction notably improves the usefulness of the rest of the book, both as sociology of religion and as a record of the religion of a sociologist.

Mawhinney, Journal of Ecumenical Studies "[Beyond Belief] excellently illustrates the trends, methods and contributions which are being made today to the academic study of religion. It merits the careful attention of all who are seriously concerned about religion in contemporary society. From Library Journal Committed to the idea that scientific scrutiny can clarify common human experiences, Ben-Ze'ev, codirector of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Emotions at the University of Haifa, Israel, demystifies highly charged emotions like love, pride, fear, and disgust.

The first section of this book focuses on the development of a general framework for understanding emotions, defined as adaptations to highly significant life changes. It presents a smorgasbord of ideas and testable hypotheses, followed by a virtual catalog of emotions that are analyzed according to the established framework. These chapters provide insights into diverse emotional quandaries like extramarital affairs, the reality of love at first sight, and the difference between jealousy and envy.

Amusing aphorisms are sprinkled throughout the text. Interdisciplinary in scope, it evinces strong scholarship and coherent analysis. For those who like intellectual puzzles, this could be a very satisfying book covering a rapidly growing field, but it should have had tighter editing. Recommended for academic social science and philosophy collections. Jonathan Ree, Los Angeles Times "all of us will be able to savor the brackish pleasure of finding ourselves pictured within. Book Description This unique volume presents a debate between four of the top feminist theorists in the US today, discussing the key questions facing contemporary feminist theory, responding to each other, and distinguishing their views from others.

Book Description Studies on contemporary art and culture by one of the most original, critical and analytical minds of this century. Language Notes Text: English, German translation. From Publishers Weekly An extraordinary collection of writings of a major modern thinker and cultural critic, this is a companion volume to Illuminations, edited by Hannah Arendt. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, recounts Berlin in the '20s, recalls conversations with Brecht, provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin.

PW called this "haunting, brilliant, modern. Review "There has been no more original, no more serious critic and reader in our time. When he committed suicide in , he destroyed his copy of the manuscript, and so for decades the work was believed lost. It is a complex, fragmentary work--more a series of notes for a book than a book itself--which probes the culture of the Paris arcades a cross between covered streets and shopping malls of the midth century and the flaneur "the man who walks long and aimlessly through the streets" in an "anamnestic intoxication [that] The Arcades Project is, frankly, so dense a work that one hardly has enough time to glimpse fleetingly at its sections--over pages of notes on Baudelaire alone!

His writings were left scattered in ephemeral publications, went unpublished or were simply left unfinished when, in , the critic committed suicide because he believed that the Gestapo was about to seize him. In Germany, his works have been compiled and scrupulously edited, and now, at last, American readers too have access to his final, great unfinished work in an edition that is both well translated and helpfully annotated by the editor of the German edition, Rolf Tiedemann. In , Benjamin began taking notes for a book that would critique the cultural, public, artistic and commercial life of Paris, a city Benjamin thought of as the "capital of the nineteenth century.

This edition is comprised of the fastidious notes he made for this never-completed study. Essentially, Benjamin was planning to write a prehistory of the 20th century. The lively arcades--colorful scenes of public mixing, modern shopping and quotidian activities of all sorts--figure as a focusing device. His ambition was to integrate a picture including advertising, architecture, department store shopping, fashion, prostitution, city planning, literature, bourgeois luxuries, slums, public transit, photography and much more.

His perspective is largely Marxist, but not in any conventional or dogmatic sense. Benjamin's chief virtue is an uncanny originality of vision and insight that transcends the constraints of ideology. From Publishers Weekly Over the past few years, Harvard's systematic presentation of the work of German cultural critic Benjamin has proved a revelation, including the first English translation of many minor texts that show him pioneering the denkbild or prose "thought figure" that structures swaths of his work and, most wonderfully, the uncategorizable riches of The Arcades Project.

This third of four planned volumes from MIT lecturer in literature Eiland and Jennings, professor of German at Princeton, offers two major texts that are new to English translated from the German by various hands , as well as a fascinating re-translation of one of the cornerstones of Benjamin's reputation, here rendered as the essay "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility. But the real revelation is "Berlin Childhood around ," appearing for the first time in English, giving a window into the sophisticated phenomenological world of the young Benjamin as recalled by the older exile and enhanced by several of the 12 halftones here.

The piece takes its place alongside One-Way Street volume one and "A Berlin Chronicle" volume two as a major, short monograph-like work, though the two versions included here are somewhat confusingly presented. Other pieces will be familiar "Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century"; "Brecht's Threepenny Novel" , but "German Men and Women," another short book in itself, won't be: this series of 27 letters dating from to , selected and edited by Benjamin and published by the Frankfurter Zeitung in and as a book with introductory pieces by Benjamin in , will be fascinating to anyone interested in Romantic literature and culture.

In short, this is another splendid volume that will leave aficionados on campus and off awaiting the final installment. From Publishers Weekly The appearance of this volume marks the completion of a grand project, bringing a fully representative set of texts by German critic Benjamin into English; volume 4 joins the first three installments along with The Arcades Project, Benjamin's massive set of meditations on 19th-century Paris.

While this volume has fewer surprises than earlier sets, it does include the third and final version of "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility"; the previously untranslated "Germans of "; the famed, explosive "On the Concept of History"; "The Paris of the Second Empire of Baudelaire" which introduces the figure of the flaneur ; and, among other texts touching on Baudelaire, "Central Park," constructed of serial aphorisms and literary observations.

A number of reviews and epistolary exchanges with Adorno give a fuller picture of this period, as does the fine chronology at the book's end. Eiland, lecturer in literature at MIT, and Princeton University German professor Jennings show Benjamin caught within a Europe convulsed by Nazism, placing him in exile in Denmark with Brecht , in a transit camp on the outskirts of Paris and, finally, on the French-Spanish border. Benjamin's apparent suicide in a hotel on the Spanish side came after he was told that the border was closed and that his party would be returned to France the next day.

These events are handled with extreme care by the editors, as are Benjamin's marvelous works, which remain inimitable and irreplaceable. His work has mostly been unavailable in English translations, but this collection marks the first of three proposed volumes of his essays. In his early work, we encounter Benjamin as an idealistic university student and come to see him commenting on the aesthetics of such subjects as morality in children's books, the uses of force and violence, and writers such as Goethe and Dostoyevsky.

From Publishers Weekly Walter Benjamin's posthumous influence as philosopher and critic has grown since his suicide in , when it appeared that his escape from France into Spain would end with deportation to a concentration camp. Brodersen's biography, awkwardly and sometimes impenetrably translated and edited, will do Benjamin's established reputation no harm while doing little to make his ideas more accessible.

Born in Berlin in , Benjamin outlasted WWI as a graduate student but was denied the essential postdoctoral Habilitation, which would have opened doors to an academic post. He made his way instead as a freelance critic. A working wife from whom he was later divorced and an allowance reluctantly continued by his father, a merchant, kept him going when he made little from his writings, which nevertheless brought him increasing respect from his peers, despite the pervasive anti-Semitism of his time.

Expecting recognition to come slowly, he wrote wryly of his intellectual "wine cellar. Although Brodersen notes in a preface that he was refused access to documents by the writer's estate, the most valuable dimension of his book may be reproductions of documents and pictures captions alone seen by PW that illuminate Benjamin's career and flesh out the inadequate text. While the biography furnishes some clues about the rivalries in perceptions and personalities within the German intelligentsia between the wars, extracting them is hard going.

But until recently, most of his work was unavailable in English; the handful of essays that could be read in English, like "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," were undisputed classics, but the full spectrum of Benjamin's thought remained untapped. That has changed with Harvard University's publication of the multivolume Selected Writings. This second volume covers Benjamin's work from to , the period in which he established himself as a leading public intellectual, and encompasses a wide variety of literary forms addressing an even wider variety of subject matter.

The editors have provided a chronological essay, which helps place the assembled writings in the context of Benjamin's life; the collection considered as a whole will undoubtedly be of vital importance to any scholar of modern European philosophy. His great critical work encompasses three metaphysical themes: how things and people move from strangeness to become part of oneself; how the self endlessly changes; and how eternal solitude characterizes that self. This second volume of his selected writings Vol. The notes are clear, and the chronology is an extended essay on Benjamin's life during these years and his profound relationships with Brecht and Scholem.

Redemption was an important word in Benjamin's work, and his redemption is present in these critical essays and fragments. This volume cannot be praised too highly. Essential for academic and large public libraries.

Book Description Susan Bennett's highly successful Theatre Audiences is a unique full-length study of the audience as cultural phenomenon. It considers both theories of spectatorship and the practices of different theatres and their audiences. Published here in a new updated edition, Theatre Audiences now includes a new preface by the author, a new chapter on intercultural theatre, a revised conclusion encompassing the influences of cultural materialism and psychoanalysis on audience theory, as well as an updated bibliography.

A must for anyone interested in spectatorship and theatre audiences. Book Description This important contribution to the sociology of religion provides an analysis that clarifies the often ironic interaction between religion and society. Berger is noted for his concise and lucid style. From the Publisher This important contribution to the sociology of religion provides an analysis that clarifies the often ironic interaction between religion and society.

There are no coherent ideas to be extracted from his writings of any period, only fire and imagination, violence and poetry, and an ungovernable desire for strong sensations. From Library Journal This will certainly be the definitive source on improvisational jazz. A leader in the field, Berliner ethnomusicology, Northwestern covers all aspects of improvisation as art form, science, and way of life.

Cutting no corners, he includes a vast range of article topics from inspiration and arrangements to evaluation and audience interaction , music texts from the s to the present , artist interviews, and disc-, video-, and bibliographies. Of the caliber of Grove's Dictionary of Music, this book is no less important to any serious music collection.

Practicing musicians will be satisfied by the text and musical examples, while lay readers will come to understand the significance of jazz in American history and culture. This extraordinary accomplishment is well worth the investment for all academic and large public libraries. Cynthia Ann Cordes, Onondaga Cty. Review " Book Description Gerald Berreman's ethnographic study of a hill village in India is widely regarded as a classic in the field of social anthropology.

In this new edition, Berreman returns to this village after ten years to record the ethnographic continuity and change in village lifestyle. A new prologue adds important insights to the bases for the ethnographic descriptions and analyses by outlining the research conditions of this study. A new epilogue records Berreman's findings after revisiting the village--focusing on the trends found in the village and the surrounding region to draw implications for the country at large. Book Description In an eloquent and informative style, Berry introduces the history and philosophy of Buddhism and provides general readers with a complete understanding of the Buddhist interpretation of earthly life and spiritual destiny.

Book Description How did the representation of the divine come to be an issue of philosophical import? Why was the biblical proscription of "graven images" interpreted differently by Jews, Muslims, and Christians? How have modern thinkers and artists addressed notions of the sacred in the realm of art? The Forbidden Image traces the dual strains of "iconophilia" and iconoclasm, the privileging and prohibition of religious images, over a span of two and half millennia in the West. Philosophers and theologians have long engaged in intense debate and introspection over the representation of the deity, its possibilities and its proscriptions.

The author then addresses arguments regarding the moral authority of the image in both Eastern and Western European Christianity from the medieval through the early modern periods, and analyzes the Roman Catholic Church's rhetorical use of images to educate and stir viewers to piety. Now available in English translation, The Forbidden Image is an in-depth study of a topic of long-standing philosophical, religious, and artistic significance. This highly acclaimed work will reach a new audience of readers in the fields of intellectual and art history, religion, and philosophy.

Nepali language -- Glossaries, vocabularies,, etc, Nepali language -- Pronounciation, Nepali language -- Grammar. Edward Said, Columbia University "Homi Bhabha is that rare thing, a reader of enormous subtlety and wit, a theorist of uncommon power. His work is landmark in the exchange between ages, genres, and cultures, the colonial, post-colonial, modernist and postmodern. Literature, Modern -- 19th century -- History and, criticism, Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and, criticism, Imperialism in literature, Colonies in literature, Developing countries -- In literature, Culture conflict in literature, Politics a.

Book Description Although the Hindu religion is often regarded as a mixture of many components, this translation of a major French study argues for the underlying unity of the many facets of Hinduism. Biardeau uses such socio-religious testimonies of Hindu civilization as archaeological monuments and literary texts of the past centuries to illustrate her point and shed new light on the religion and civilization which produced it. John R. Carl Bielefeldt focuses on a small and seemingly insignificant work by the famous Zen master Dogen Kigen 53 and coaxes from it an impressive number of important lessons about Chinese Ch'an, Japanese Zen, and the modern enterprise of Zen studies.

This book will be extremely useful in classes on the intellectual and religious histories of both China and Japan. Book Description Ray Billington explores the spirituality of Eastern thought and its differences from and relationships with the Western religious tradition by presenting the main principles of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Jainism and Confucianism. Billington discusses the central themes of religious philosophy, comparing Eastern and Western views of belief of God, the soul, moral decision-making, nature, faith and authority.

He then challenges theism, particularly Christianity, with its belief in a personal God bestowing a certain version of "truth". He concludes that the universal mysticism characteristic of Eastern thought provides a more realistic and rewarding path. Download Description This book provides an accessible critical introduction to how some of the key philosophies of the East compare with those in the West.

Book Description Do maps accurately and objectively present the information we expect them to portray, or are they instead colored by the political purposes of their makers? In this lively and well-illustrated book, Jeremy Black investigates this dangerous territory, arguing persuasively that the supposed "objectivity" of the map-making and map-using process cannot be divorced from aspects of the politics of representation.

From the Publisher Since its first publication in , this edition has been widely hailed as the best available text of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if includes up-to-date work on variants, chronology of poems and critical commentary by Harold Bloom. In it he reflects on literature and the unique demand it makes upon our attention. Thus he explores the process of reading as well as to nature of artistic creativity, while considering the relation of the literary work to time, to history, and to death. This book consists not so much in the application of a critical method or the demonstration of a theory of literature as in a patiently deliberate meditation upon the literary experience, informed most notably by studies of Mallarme, Kafka, Rilke, and Holderlin.

Book Description A collection of some of Maurice Bloch's most important work, including influential essays on power, hierarchy, death and fertility. Book Description Harold Bloom's The Anxiety of Influence has cast its long shadow of influence since it was first published in Through an insightful study of Romantic poets, Bloom puts forth his central vision of the relations between tradition and the individual artist. His argument that all literary texts are a strong misreading of thise that precede them had an enormous impact on the practice of deconstruction and poststructuralist literary theory.

The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature. Written in a moving personal style, anchored by concrete examples, and memorable quotes, this second edition of Bloom's classic work maintains that the anxiety of influence cannot be evaded--neither by poets nor by responsible readers and critics.

A new Introduction, centering upon Shakespeare and Marlowe, explains the genesis of Bloom's thinking, and the subsequent influence of the book on literary criticism of the past twenty years Here, Bloom asserts that the anxiety of influence comes out of a complex act of strong misreading, a creative interpretation he calls "poetic misprision.

In other words, without Keats's reading of Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, we could not have Keats's odes and sonnets and his two Hyperions. This new edition is certain to find a responsive audience among the new generation of scholars, students, and layreaders interested in the Bloom canon. Instead, Blumenberg argues, the idea of progress always implies a process at work within history, operating through an internal logic that ultimately expresses human choices and is legitimized by human self-assertion, by man's responsibility for his own fate.

Book Description From until , freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants, Siamese twins, bearded ladies, savages, snake charmers, fire eaters, and other oddities. By today's standards such displays would be considered cruel and exploitative--the pornography of disability. Yet for one hundred years the freak show was widely accepted as one of America's most popular forms of entertainment. Robert Bogdan's fascinating social history brings to life the world of the freak show and explores the culture that nurtured and, later, abandoned it.

In uncovering this neglected chapter of show business, he describes in detail the flimflam artistry behind the shows, the promoters and the audiences, and the gradual evolution of public opinion from awe to embarrassment. Freaks were not born, Bogdan reveals; they were manufactured by the amusement world, usually with the active participation of the freaks themselves.

Many of the "human curiosities" found fame and fortune, becoming the celebrities of their time, until the ascent of professional medicine transformed them from marvels into pathological specimans. From Publishers Weekly With this volume Boland, an Irish poet, establishes herself as an important voice in contemporary poetry. Through close attention to the specific details of women's domestic lives, she transcends minutiae and gives shape to the larger emotions and truths of those lives. The theme of both the creative and the imprisoning power of myth recurs throughout. The poems, slackly composed, consist largely of shopworn prose clunkily parsed into lines: "Listen.

This is the noise of myth. Can you hear it? Book Description These articles explore mythologies in societies from India to Japan. Among the many topics are Buddhist and Hindu symbolic systems, myth in pre-Islamic Iran, Indonesian rites of passage, Chinese cosmology and demons, and Japanese conceptions of the afterlife and the "vital spirit.

The result is a treasury of information, brilliant guesswork, witty asides, and revealing digressions. This is a work of genuine and enduring excitement. Yet essential as research is to the ultimate success of your work, performing it is not an innate talent. The precepts, steps, and skills of solid research are readily acquired if you spend some time with The Craft of Research before you start on your outlines and thesis statements. Written by three distinguished professors in , published by the University of Chicago, and winner of the Critics' Choice Award, The Craft of Research teaches how to plan, carry out, and report on research for any field and at any level.

Aimed at assisting student researchers, from raw beginners to accomplished graduate and professional students, the book shows how to choose a topic, plan and organize research, and how to draft and revise a report of findings such that a convincing solution is offered to a significant problem. The Craft of Research is more than just another instruction manual getting you from topic to outline to notes to report. Recognizing that good research is rarely a simple, sequential procedure, but is instead a complex and intricate process, it discusses the subtle ways in which asking questions about your topic can influence how you draft your report, how a quality introduction can send you back to the library, and how the process of drafting can highlight flaws in your argument that need to be addressed.

Clear and explicit, sophisticated and practical, The Craft of Research encourages high standards of scholarly achievement, and spells out the steps by which to get there. From Publishers Weekly The Norton lectures at Harvard retain their prestige, even though the annual speakers rarely achieve the general interest of such past invitees as Igor Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein.

Ten years ago the venerable Ashbery Your Name Here; Forecasts, July 24 returned to his undergraduate alma mater to give the customary six lectures, here retouched and presented with documentation. He relies heavily on the lives of the arid Boston Brahmin poet Wheelright and depression-era American Schubert for entree into their work, and, in the case of all the writers, liberally invokes secondary sources. The lectures themselves are unlikely to raise strong objections or reapprisals, as the Schubert particularly seems designed to do, but Ashbery's fans will appreciate a look into his reading.

Borges's lectures from , posthumously transcribed, retread familiar critical territory for the poet and maker of masterly Ficciones. Although titles like "The Riddle of Poetry," "The Telling of the Tale," and "Thought and Poetry," hold abstract promise, these are the sort of musings on literature that Borges carefully kept out of his diamondlike stories but allowed into much of his critical prose: wistful, retro, and slightly befuddled, such as when Borges cites The Arabian Nights in the middle of a paragraph about Jewish mysticism or calls Oscar Wilde "a writer for boys.

The delay in the issuing of these two books already boded poorly; their release now seems perfunctory. From Library Journal For Borges , the central fact of life was the existence of words and their potential as building blocks of poetry. In this series of six long-forgotten lectures given at Harvard more than 30 years ago, he insists that reading in English, primarily gave him more pleasure than writing.

Borges developed a passion for the study of Old English, with its abundant metaphors, harsh beauty, and deep feeling though not, he admits, for its deep thought. He dislikes the history of literature, which he feels demeans individual works, and he is generally wistful for a future when we are no longer overburdened by history. He champions the primacy of storytelling and prefers the epic to the novel, which he finds "padded. Some of his ideas are quirky, but it's still a privilege to have access to one of the most distinctive literary voices of the century.

DJack Shreve, Allegany Coll. Book Description Over the last three decades, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has produced one of the most imaginative and subtle bodies of social theory and research of the post war era. Yet, despite the influence of his work, no single introduction to his wide-ranging oeuvre is available. This book, intended for an English-speaking audience, offers a systematic and accessible overview, providing interpretive keys to the internal logic of Bourdieu's work by explicating thematic and methodological principles underlying his work.

The structure of Bourdieu's theory of knowledge, practice, and society is first dissected by Loic Wacquant; he then collaborates with Bourdieu in a dialogue in which they discuss central concepts of Bourdieu's work, confront the main objections and criticisms his work has met, and outline Bourdieu's views of the relation of sociology to philosophy, economics, history, and politics.

The final section captures Bourdieu in action in the seminar room as he addresses the topic of how to practice the craft of reflexive sociology. Throughout, they stress Bourdieu's emphasis on reflexivity--his inclusion of a theory of intellectual practice as an integral component of a theory of society--and on method--particularly his manner of posing problems that permits a transfer of knowledge from one area of inquiry into another. Amplified by notes and an extensive bibliography, this synthetic view is essential reading for both students and advanced scholars. Language Notes Text: English, French translation --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description A translation of the study in which Bourdieu develops the theory for his empirical work, based on fieldwork in Kabylia, Algeria. Book Description Outline of a theory of practice is recognized as a major theoretical text on the foundations of anthropology and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu, a distinguished French anthropologist, develops a theory of practice which is simultaneously a critique of the methods and postures of social science and a general account of how human action should be understood. With his central concept of the habitus, the principle which negotiates between objective structures and practices, Bourdieu is able to transcend the dichotomies which have shaped theoretical thinking about the social world.

The author draws on his fieldwork in Kabylia Algeria to illustrate his theoretical propositions. With detailed study of matrimonial strategies and the role of rite and myth, he analyses the dialectical process of the 'incorporation of structures' and the objectification of habitus, whereby social formations tend to reproduce themselves. A rigorous consistent materialist approach lays the foundations for a theory of symbolic capital and, through analysis of the different modes of domination, a theory of symbolic power.

Language Notes Text: English translation Original Language: French--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review Bowen's observations that anthropologists, historians of religion, and other scholars of Islam have neglected the study of Islamic ritual practice, and that Indonesianists have for too long neglected the study of Islamic textual traditions, point to significant problems in all of these fields.

It is hoped that Bowen's work will inspire Islamicists to pay greater attention to the varieties of Muslim ritual practice and inspire Indonesianists to consider more seriously the importance of the Islamic textual tradition in what is, after all, the world's most populous Muslim society. From Library Journal Visitors and outsiders have long lamented that the real lives of Soviet citizens were hidden behind a veil of official rhetoric. The private self was kept separate from the public self as a sort of defensive or coping mechanism.

Boym humanities, Harvard , who was raised in Leningrad but has lived in the West for 13 years, analyzes the dichotomy between the common meeting places of public life and the no-places of private life and discerns a cultural tradition that still persists. Her themes are the communal apartment which deprived all residents of a private life , graphomania the compulsion to bad writing , and the spiritual self in Russian philosophy.

Examples are drawn from film, literature, painting, and philosophy of the 19th and, primarily, 20th centuries. Appropriate for academic and specialized collections. Marcia L. Sprules, Council of Foreign Relations Lib. From Publishers Weekly The future of nostalgia isn't what it used to be, or at least it won't be once this book starts making its way through academic circles. A sort of training manual for the wistful, Boym's book alternates "between critical reflection and storytelling, hoping to grasp the rhythm of longing, its enticements and entrapments"; along the way, the author not only gives new life to an old idea but also offers a number of original terms that can be used to describe the experience.

The first part of Boym's study surveys the history of nostalgia as a disease and introduces two varieties, a "restorative nostalgia" that may contain conspiratorial elements the notion that a certain "they" have destroyed "our" homeland, for example , and a "reflective nostalgia" that leads to a sense of not being able to go home again. Part two deals with postcommunist cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg where Boym, now a Harvard professor of Slavic and comparative literature, worked as a tour guide in the late '70s and may be of more interest to pure Russophiles than to intellectuals in general.

The book's third and final section examines the work of Nabokov, Brodsky and other artists whom Boym calls, in her most useful contribution to critical vocabulary, "off-modern.


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Otherwise, says Boym, the sky, whether it's the one you see overhead or the one you remember, is the limit. Forecast: This is an interesting addition to cultural history, but a bit esoteric, and is unlikely to find a readerhip outside of the literati. Copyright Cahners Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal The current U. Despite modern technology and conveniences, we enjoy looking back to yesterday. Boym Slavic and comparative literature, Harvard Univ. In the first section, she examines the history of nostalgia, once seen as an ailment to be cured. The second part focuses on cities, specifically Moscow, St.

Petersburg, and Berlin, and on post-Communist memories. In Part 3, Boym probes what she calls the stories of exile, looking at the writings of Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Brodsky, and others who wrote of lost homes. She also examines how nostalgia affects us today, citing movies like Jurassic Park and the subsequent interest in dinosaurs. This multifaceted work gives the reader much to ponder in regard to what we hold dear. Recommended for larger public libraries and academic collections. Ron Ratliff, Kansas State Univ. No, she realized, as John Gardner notes in his foreword, "the root problems of the writer are personality problems," and thus her wise book is designed to simply help you get over yourself and start writing, with techniques ranging from a simple declaration to write every day at a fixed time -- no matter what -- to exercises that come close to inventing the TM and self-actualization movements that would follow a few decades later.

Book Description In "Power and Persuasion" Stanley Brandes demonstrates how the annual fiesta cycle reflects political dependency of local communities on the nation-state, helps maintain formal authority, and perpetuates behavioral norms and social values. The main focus of Brandes's analysis is Tzintzuntan, in rural Mexico. Two primary mechanisms serve to maintain order in this community: power, ie. Through symbolic analysis, Brandes demonstrates how the principles of cultural organization can be found in the Tzintzuntan fiesta cycle.

The fiestas are complex events; their very organization requires a good deal of social maneuvering, which calls into operation a series of power hierarchies and makes salient certain core values. At the same time, fiestas themselves affirm and validate the system that gave rise to them. Not only do they solidify authority relations, both official and unofficial, but they also clarify and reinforce the norms by which orderly social life may be conducted. This leads him to an analysis of conceptualization and then to an inquiry into what separates concept users from non-concept users.

He concludes that in making claims and in giving and asking for reasons, concept users show mastery over the inferences that are logically entailed in the concepts. Non-concept usersDparrots in one illustrationDcannot do this. Meaning, then, appears to consist in the application and understanding of concepts and is limited to beings with a certain cognitive apparatus. This synopsis is a bit disingenuous; Brandom deals throughout with most of the central issues in contemporary analytic philosophy, and the level of discourse is highly technical.

It is likely that only readers well versed in the subject will find this accessible. DLeon H. Using the tools of a complex theory of language, Brandom succeeds in describing convincingly the practices in which the reason and autonomy of subjects capable of speech and action are expressed.

Book Description "Cultural Studies" has emerged in British and American higher education as a movement that challenges the traditional humanities and social science disciplines. Influenced by the New Left, feminism, and poststructualist literary theory, cultural studies seeks to analyze everday life and the social construction of "subjectivities. Brantlinger also examines the role of feminist criticism which has been particularly crucial in both Britain and the U.

Book Description A comprehensive and up-to-date study of the major political, cultural and economic changes in India during the past 45 years. From Library Journal Originally published in Germany in , this book gives a detailed and thorough explanation of the meaning, function, and rituals involved with the Kalacakra mandala. Each mandala in Tantric Buddhism is created to show "clearly and intelligibly the correlation between the adept's body and the universe. This lays the foundation for conscious control of the forces operating in this holistic system.

He has given us a book that will be especially useful for those wanting an in-depth treatment of the subject. Also provided are explanatory line drawings and stunning color plates including pictures of the participation of the Dalai Lama. Tateno will be joined in conversation by Heidi Nestler, founder of Wanpaku Natto. Janis: Her Life and Music.


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    Melanie Mitchell separates science fact from science fiction in a sweeping examination of the current state of AI and how it is remaking our world. As the White King springs his great trap, and the Chromeria itself is threatened by treason and siege, Kip Guile and his companions will scramble to return for one impossible final stand. Ryan makes the claim that we should start looking backwards to find our way into a better future. Christopher McDougall. In his gripping fly-on-the-wall narrative, former FBI special agent Josh Campbell takes readers behind the scenes of the earliest days of the Russia investigation up to the present.

    Crossfire Hurricane Algonquin will captivate readers struggling to make sense of a news cycle careening out of control. From Jake Brennan, creator of the popular rock 'n' roll true crime podcast, Disgraceland , comes an off-kilter, hysterical, at times macabre book of stories from the highly entertaining underbelly of music history.

    At the center of Disgraceland Grand Central is the ever-fascinating music industry — a glittery stage populated by gangsters, drug dealers, pimps, and groupies, with violence, scandal, and pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll entertainment. Tracing the Desire Line Split Lip looks closely at what happens when the narrator runs the edges of desire by questioning the nature of monogamy and freedom within a conventional marriage. Young Adult Book Club Burnside. The Young Adult Book Club is a safe place for teens to talk about books.

    We meet monthly to discuss strong stories with diverse characters. Young Adult Book Club Hawthorne. This month we meet to discuss Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool Abrams is a fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way. Join Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers without whom our knitting needles would be empty, our mills idle, and our feet woefully cold.

    Bobby Hundreds will be joined in conversation by fashion designer Christopher Bevans. Now, Chbosky returns with Imaginary Friend Grand Central , an epic work of literary horror, years in the making, about a young boy haunted by a voice in his head. Manything Unlikely , poet Dan Raphael's 21st book, begins with a description of the Rapture from downtown Portland and ends talking about cosmological babies with a couple universes of experience and imagination in between. From Brian Evenson, a modern master of the form, comes Song for the Unraveling of the World Coffee House , a new short story collection that dexterously walks the tightrope between literary fiction, sci-fi, and horror.

    Percy is a versatile and propulsive storyteller whose genre-busting novels and stories have ranged from literary to thriller to postapocalyptic. Do You Mind if I Cancel? Flatiron is a collection of humorous essays chronicling the pains and hilarious indignities of modern life in the tradition of David Sedaris. Who are you becoming? That was the question nagging Pastor John Mark Comer. By outward metrics, everything appeared successful. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.

    Classics Book Group. This month our group meets to discuss The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin. You know the rules. If you still want to play the game of American life, then you had better learn to lie. Kneel before false gods. Pretend to care about the ruling class and their illusions. But what if someone had forgotten how to lie? What if they had written a book that destroyed their hopes of a literary career?

    And what if it was hilarious? Every dog lover knows the feeling. It really seems like our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. Enter Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist whose research is helping to usher in a new era: one in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship.

    Beth Piatote's debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world. Told with humor, subtlety, and beautiful spareness, the mixed-genre works of Piatote's The Beadworkers Counterpoint find unifying themes in the strength of kinship, the pulse of longing, and the language of return.

    When Simon Tam started an Asian American dance rock band called The Slants, he didn't realize that he was starting an entire movement around freedom of expression and discussions on identity. But when Tam applied to register a trademark on the band's name, the government dragged him all the way to the Supreme Court. In our current political climate, it seems impossible to have a reasonable conversation with anyone who has a different opinion. In How to Have Impossible Conversations Da Capo Lifelong , Peter Boghossian with coauthor James Lindsay guides you through the straightforward, practical conversational techniques necessary for every successful conversation — whether the issue is climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, immigration, or gun control.

    Boghossian teaches the subtle art of instilling doubts and opening minds, covering everything from learning the fundamentals for good conversations to achieving expert-level techniques to deal with hardliners and extremists. Brave New Medicine. Cynthia Li shares the truth about her disabling autoimmune illness, the limitations of Western medicine, and her hard-won lessons on healing — mind, body, and spirit.

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    Find Me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies. Heather Christle has just lost a dear friend to suicide and now must reckon with her own depression and the birth of her first child. As she faces her grief and impending parenthood, she decides to research the act of crying: what it is and why people do it, even if they rarely talk about it. The Crying Book Catapult is a deeply personal tribute to the fascinating strangeness of tears and the unexpected resilience of joy.

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    James Verini arrived in Iraq in the summer of to write about life in the Islamic State. Norton takes the reader into the heart of the conflict against the most lethal insurgency of our time. We see unspeakable violence, improbable humanity, and occasional humor. Join us for the Portland Book Festival Presented by Bank of America, featuring on-stage author interviews and discussions with over authors , pop-up readings, performances, a book fair and exhibition, writing workshops, and more.

    A full schedule, ticketing information, and other festival details are available at Literary-Arts. Sci-Fi Authorfest A starfleet of science fiction and fantasy authors descends for one galactic booksigning event. Ariel Gore With Special Guests. Skeptics might think witchcraft is nothing more than a fad, but make no mistake: modern witches aren't playing around.

    Today's wizarding women are raising hell, exorcising haters, and revving up to fight fire with a fierce inferno of magical outrage. Magic has always been a weapon of the disenfranchised, and in Hexing the Patriarchy Seal , author Ariel Gore offers a playbook for the feminist uprising.

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    Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City. Since , The Hard Times has been at the forefront of music journalism, delivering hard-hitting reports and in-depth investigations into the punk and hardcore scene. From their scathing takedown of Kim Jong-un after he appointed himself the new singer of Black Flag to their incisive coverage of a healthy Lars Ulrich being replaced by a hologram, the site has become a trusted source for all things counterculture. Science Fiction Book Group. This month our group meets to discuss Startide Rising by David Brin.

    Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne's long-lost husband — who is not quite the man she thought she married. Now Louv redefines the future of human-animal coexistence.

    Our Wild Calling Algonquin explores these powerful and mysterious bonds and how they can transform our mental, physical, and spiritual lives, serve as an antidote to the growing epidemic of human loneliness, and help us tap into the empathy required to preserve life on Earth. Our Wild Calling makes the case for protecting, promoting, and creating a sustainable and shared habitat for all creatures — not out of fear, but out of love.

    Transformative and inspiring, this book points us toward what we all long for in the age of technology: real connection. In Warren C. As several suspects begin to emerge, both Claire and Cal are thrust into danger, barely escaping with their lives. Can the father-daughter team uncover what really happened and win the wrongfully imprisoned teen his freedom? And in the process, can Cal assure the safety of the person he loves more than anyone on earth? Claire Rudy Foster. We have lost the war on cancer.

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