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Download E-books Even As We Speak: New Essays 1993 - 2001 PDF

By Clive James

Bubbling, lively and eclectic, this can be one of many past due 20th Century's best minds (and bellies) on convey. during this compelling choice of essays Clive James focusses on Australian poetry; on tv at the present time; at the upward thrust and fall of assorted icons; at the query of the culpability of the standard German within the holocaust; and there's a compellingly provocative and much-talked approximately piece at the loss of life of Diana.

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Download E-books Granta, Issue 129: Fate PDF

Granta 129 brings you twenty-two meditations on destiny in all its many types. From Joseph Roth's mirrored image on Sarajevo within the wake of the 1st global conflict to Cynthia Ozick's exploration of the bounds of trust, this factor stretches our realizing of destiny, either actually and in fiction. notable the keys of an identical typewriter that after sat below J.G. Ballard's arms, Will Self reimagines the mythical writer's final days. Mark Gevisser investigates transgender identities in the United States. Louise Erdrich provides an international the place our bodies may be traded in for a electronic afterlife. In an extract from her drawing close novel, Miranda July describes the awkward dynamics among an uptight place of work employee, her love curiosity and a disruptive twenty-year-old. Fatima Bhutto depicts the mounting of tensions among Christian and Muslim households in a distant valley in Pakistan and Granta's better of younger British Novelist Helen Oyeyemi charts a path via an age of papyrus letters and mysterious maps in Barcelona's enigmatic Casa Mila.

Fate good points debut fiction by means of Sam Coll and S.J. Naude, in addition to new writing via Kent Haruf, Sasa Stanisic, Andrea Stuart, Anjan Sundaram, Isabella Tree and Tim Winton and poetry via Mark Doty, Adam Fitzgerald, Barbara Ras and Mary Ruefle. It comprises images of Nazi monoliths alongside the beach of northwest Europe through Ianthe Ruthven and a set of Mexican miracle work with an creation via Francisco Goldman.

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Download E-books On Russian Music PDF

By Richard Taruskin

Over the prior 4 many years, Richard Taruskin's guides have redefined the sphere of Russian-music examine. This quantity gathers thirty-six essays on composers starting from Bortnyansky within the eighteenth century to Tarnopolsky within the twenty-first, in addition to the entire well-known names in among. a few of these items, just like the ones on Chaikovsky's alleged suicide and at the interpretation of Shostakovich's legacy, have received status of their personal correct as decisive contributions to a couple of the main major debates in modern musicology. an intensive advent lays out the most concerns and a justification of Taruskin's method, noticeable either within the mild of his highbrow improvement and in that of the altering highbrow surroundings, which has been really marked via the top of the chilly warfare in Europe.

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Download E-books Vivre comme un prince : Écrits de jeunesse PDF

By Henry David Thoreau

Lorsque Henry David Thoreau écrit ses premiers essais, jamais traduits en français jusqu’à ce jour, il a dix-sept ans. Le most advantageous d’entre eux, « Suivre l. a. mode », date de 1834 : Thoreau vient d’entrer à l’université de Harvard pour y étudier l. a. rhétorique, le Nouveau testomony, los angeles philosophie et les sciences grâce à une bourse. Il y rencontrera plus tard Ralph Waldo Emerson, qui deviendra son ami, puis son mentor. En 1837, l’année de l’essai « Barbarie et civilisation » qui clôt ce quantity, Thoreau est encore seul mais déjà déterminé, selon les mots de Michel Onfray, à « refuser les fausses valeurs de los angeles civilisation : l. a. mode, l’argent, les honneurs, les richesses, le pouvoir, l. a. réputation, les villes, l’art, l’intellectualisme, le succès, les mondanités ; et à vouloir les vraies valeurs de los angeles nature : l. a. simplicité, l. a. vérité, los angeles justice, los angeles sobriété, le génie, le chic, l. a. volonté, l’imagination, los angeles vie ».

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Download E-books The Sugar Islands: A Collection of Pieces Written About the West Indies Between 1928 and 1953 PDF

By Alec Waugh

Alec Waugh first observed the West Indies on a visit around the international in 1926 while his send known as in at Guadeloupe. Fifteen months later he back for a protracted remain at Martinique; it was once the start of a lifelong curiosity in those interesting islands that have been to supply him with the fabric for lots of books and articles. In The Sugar Islands, a ebook to be dipped into at rest, Mr. Waugh has chosen items from his writings, with the goal of compiling either a travelogue (there is a wealth of fascinating info for the would-be traveler in regards to the methods of existence and customs of every island) and a chronological remark at the improvement of the islands over the past thirty years.

The ebook is split into 4 elements. within the first, the writer provides an idea of the historical past of the West Indies through drawing a close photograph of the vibrant lifetime of Martinique. He tells the tale of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the well-known pirates of Tortugja and the heritage of the lengthy massacre that preceeded the statement of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. the second one a part of the publication includes 4 personality sketches, together with 3 tales of black magic, and sections care for the person attraction and curiosity of every of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico.

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Download E-books On Solitude (Penguin Great Ideas) PDF

For the genuine bibliophile and design-savvy e-book lover, this is the following set of Penguin's celebrated nice principles sequence through a few of history's such a lot leading edge thinkers. Acclaimed for his or her outstanding and chic package deal, each one quantity incorporates a particular type-driven layout that highlights the bookmaker's artwork. providing nice literature and nice layout at nice costs, this sequence is perfect for readers who are looking to discover and get pleasure from the nice rules that experience formed our international.

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