The Fran Lebowitz Reader

By Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz in
Public Speaking
A Martin Scorsese Picture
Now an HBO® Documentary Film

The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings jointly in a single quantity, with a brand new preface, bestsellers, Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, by way of an "important stand-up comedian within the vintage culture" (The big apple instances publication Review) who's "the traditional successor to Dorothy Parker" (British Vogue). In "elegant, finely honed prose" (The Washington publish publication World), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of up to date city life—its fads, developments, crazes, morals, and models. via turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, she is usually wickedly unique.

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All Men Are Brothers (Bloomsbury Revelations)

By Mohandas K. Gandhi

Famous for his winning management of non-violent Nationalist resistance to British Imperial rule in India, Mohandas okay. Gandhi is likely one of the such a lot iconic figures of the 20 th century. All males Are Brothers brings jointly a few of his most vital writings in one quantity. in addition to Gandhi's inspiring articulation of his philosophy of non-violent resistance and his ideas on faith and theology, the e-book additionally contains reflections on themes starting from politics, schooling, women's rights and expertise in addition to meditations on his personal existence. Now to be had within the Bloomsbury Classics sequence, the e-book additionally encompasses a word list of phrases and a quick chronology of Gandhi's life.

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Silly Novels by Lady Novelists (Penguin Great Ideas)

By George Eliot

Describing the silliness and 'feminine fatuity' of many renowned books via girl novelists, George Eliot completely skewers the formulaic but bestselling works that ruled her time, with their loveably mistaken heroines. She additionally examines the nice girls writers of France and their enrichment of the tradition, and the various characteristics of literary translations.

GREAT rules. all through historical past, a few books have replaced the realm. they've got remodeled the best way we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, conflict and revolution. they've got enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. they've got enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the good thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose rules shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

By Oliver Sacks

To those seven narratives of neurological disease Dr. Sacks brings an identical humanity, poetic remark, and infectious experience of ask yourself which are obvious in his bestsellers Awakenings and The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat. those males, girls, and one striking baby turn out to be brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose stipulations haven't loads debilitated them as ushered them into one other fact.

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Tres guineas

Hacer a un lado todas las preocupaciones y estudios terrenales y delegarlos a otra personality constituye una motivación muy atractiva para algunos; pues indudablemente hay quienes quieren retirarse y estudiar, como demuestran los angeles teología con sus refinamientos y l. a. erudición con sus sutilezas; para otros, es cierto, esa motivación es una motivación pobre, mezquina, el motivo de los angeles separación entre l. a. Iglesia y el pueblo, entre los angeles literatura y el pueblo, entre el marido y los angeles mujer, y que ha desempeñado un papel importante en sacar de quicio a los angeles totalidad de los angeles Commonwealth. Pero cualesquiera sean las motivaciones fuertes e inconscientes que subyacen a l. a. exclusión de las mujeres del sacerdocio -y es evidente que aquí no vamos a enumerarlas, mucho menos escarbar hasta sus raíces-, los angeles hija del hombre instruido puede confirmar, a partir de su experiencia, que “es común, e incluso frecuente, que dichas concepciones sobrevivan en el adulto a pesar de los angeles irracionalidad que las caracteriza y traicionen su presencia debajo del nivel del pensamiento consciente a causa los angeles fuerza de los sentimientos que despiertan”.

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Dante's Inferno (Bloom's Notes)

The Divine Comedy (Hell) describes Dante Alighieri 's trip via Hell (Inferno), guided first via the Roman epic poet Virgil after which by way of Beatrice. Dante referred to as the poem "Comedy" simply because poems within the old international have been labeled as excessive ("Tragedy") or Low ("Comedy"). Low poems had chuffed endings and have been of daily or vulgar topics, whereas excessive poems have been for extra critical concerns. Dante was once one of many first within the heart a long time to put in writing of a significant topic within the low and vulgar Italian language and never the Latin language as one may perhaps count on for this type of critical subject. "The Divine Comedy" is an allegory the place each one canto could comprise many exchange meanings. Dante's allegory is complicated. Guided via the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his exhausting trip in the direction of God. jointly they descend in the course of the 9 circles of the underworld and come across the tormented souls of the damned - from heretics and pagans to gluttons, criminals and seducers - who inform in their unhappy fates and expect occasions nonetheless to return in Dante's lifestyles. during this first a part of his "Divine Comedy", Dante fused satire and humor with mind and hovering ardour to create an immortal Christian allegory of mankind's look for self-knowledge and non secular enlightenment. "The Divine Comedy" is usually lauded for its relatively human features: Dante's skillful delineation of the characters he encounters in Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise; his sour denunciations of Florentine and Italian politics; and his robust poetic mind's eye. Dante's use of actual characters allowed him the liberty of now not having to contain the reader in description, and to make room in his poem for the dialogue of a good many matters of the maximum value, therefore widening its diversity and extending its sort. "The Divine Comedy" is suggested examining for an individual attracted to literature and medieval historical past.

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The Language of Fiction: Essays in Criticism and Verbal Analysis of the English Novel

By David Lodge

Language of Fiction used to be the 1st ebook of feedback through the well known novelist and critic David inn. His uniquely knowledgeable standpoint - he used to be already the writer of 3 winning novels on the time of its first ebook in 1966 - and lucid exposition intended that the paintings proved a landmark of literary feedback, now not least since it succeeded in speaking a noticeably new imaginative and prescient of English literature to a readership that reached well past the boundaries of the academy. Now reissued with a brand new foreword, this significant paintings from the pen of 1 of England's most interesting residing writers is key examining for all those that care concerning the production and appreciation of literature.

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At Large and At Small: Familiar Essays

By Anne Fadiman

In At huge and At Small, Anne Fadiman returns to 1 of her favourite genres, the favourite essay―a loved and hallowed literary culture famous for either its highbrow breadth and its miniaturist specialise in daily reviews. With the combo of humor and erudition that has distinct her as one in all our most interesting essayists, Fadiman attracts us into twelve of her own obsessions: from her just a little sinister early life enthusiasm for catching butterflies to her huge overwhelm on Charles Lamb, from her wistfulness for the times of letter-writing to the demanding situations and rewards of relocating from town to the country.

Many of those essays have been composed "under the impact" of the topic to hand. Fadiman ingests a surprising volume of ice cream and reveals her ardour for Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Chocolate Chip and her brother's selfmade Liquid Nitrogen Kahlúa espresso (recipe included); she sustains a good caffeine buzz whereas recounting Balzac's espresso dependancy; and he or she remains up until sunrise to put in writing approximately being an evening owl, analyzing the rhythms of our circadian clocks and sharing such insomnia remedies as her father's nocturnal note video games and Lewis Carroll's mathematical puzzles. At huge and At Small is a super and pleasant choice of essays that harkens a revival of a long-cherished genre.

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