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Author: Osho, RAJNEESH BHAGWAN SHREE OSHO
Mutilating the Body
Author: Kim Hewitt
Publisher: Popular Press
Mutilating the Body: Identity in Blood and Ink is an analysis of the different ways in which people use their bodies for self-expression that considers the significance of body modification and how different forms of body art and alteration serve individual and cultural needs. The book also addresses eating disorders, self-cutting, and ritualized consensual sadomasochism.
A collection of interviews now available from New Directions for the first time The words of a genius: Borges at Eighty transcends our expectations of ordinary conversation. In these interviews with Barnstone, Dick Cavett, and Alastair Reid, Borges touches on favorite writers (Whitman, Poe, Emerson) and familiar themes — labyrinths, mystic experiences, and death — and always with great, throw-away humor. For example, discussing nightmares, he concludes,“When I wake up, I wake to something worse. It’s the astonishment of being myself.”
The Art of Hunger
Author: Paul Auster
Publisher: Penguin Mass Market
Now including The Red Notebook--a collection of autobiographical sketches on coincidence--The Art Of Hunger undermines our accepted notions about literature. Auster's meditations on writing and artists leads us to a better understanding of the toll of writing.
Cinque Canti / Five Cantos
Author: Ludovico Ariosto
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This new translation brings to English-speaking readers an intense and brooding work by the greatest poet of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto. Begun as a sequel to his epic masterpiece Orlando Furioso (1516), the unfinished Cinque Canti are a powerful poem in their own right. Tragic in tone,they depict the disintegration of the chivalric world of Charlemagne and his knights and give poetic expression to a sense of cultural, political, and religious crisis felt in Ariosto's Italy and in early sixteenth-century Europe more generally. David Quint's introduction freshly examines the literary sources and models of the Cinque Canti and discusses the cultural contexts and historical occasions of the poem. Printed with facing Italian text, this volume allows the modern reader to experience a work of Renaissance literature whose savage beauty still has the power to chill and fascinate.
Author: Alessandro Baricco
The author of the international bestseller Silk now delivers a ravishing and wildly inventive novel about friendship, genius and its discontents, and the redemptive power of narrative. Somewhere in America lives a brilliant boy named Gould, an intellectual guided missile aimed at the Nobel Prize. His only companions are an imaginary giant and an imaginary mute. Improbably—and yet with impeccable logic--he falls into the care of Shatzy Shell, a young woman whose life up till that point has been equally devoid of human connection . Theirs is a relationship of stories and of stories within stories: of Gould’s evolving saga of an underdog boxer and the violent Western that Shatzy has been dictating into a tape recorder since the age of six. Out of these stories, Alessandro Baricco creates a masterpiece of metaphysical pulp fiction that recalls both Scheherazade and Italo Calvino. By turns exhilarating and deeply moving, City is irresistible.
Questo libro di storia potrebbe contenere numerosi refusi e parti di testo mancanti. Solitamente gli acquirenti hanno la possibilita di scaricare gratuitamente una copia scansionata del libro originale (senza refusi) direttamente dall'editore. Il libro e Non illustrato. 1849 edition. Estratto: ...dai popoli servi, che dai liberi, sono pur sempre il coraggio e una certa virtu: colla somma differenza nondimeno, che l'onore nelle repubbliche, scevro da ogni privato interesse, riesce di pura ricompensa a se stesso; ma nelle tirannidi, questo onore impiegatosi in pro del tiranno, vien sempre contaminato da mercedi e favori, che piu o meno distribuiti dal principe, accrescono, minorano, o anche negati, spengono affatto l'onore nel cuor de'suoi servi. Le conseguenze poi di questi due diversi onori facilissime sono a dedursi. Liberta, grandezza d'animo, virtu domestiche e pubbliche, il nome e il felice stato di cittadino; ecco quali erano i dolci frutti dell'antico onore: tirannia, ferocia inutile, vii cupidigia, servaggio e timore; ecco innegabilmente quali sono i frutti del moderno. I Greci e i Romani erano in somma il prodotto del vero onor ben diretto; i popoli tutti presenti d'Europa (meno gl'Inglesi), sono il prodotto del falso onore moderno; Paragonando fra loro questi popoli, la diversa felicita e potenza da essi acquistata, le diverse cose operate da loro, la fama che ottengono, e quella che meritano, si viene ad avere un'ampia e perfetta misura di cio che possa nel cuor dell'uomo questa divina brama di essere giustamente onorato, allorche dai saggi governi ella e bene indirizzata e accresciuta, o allorche dai tiranni ella.iene diminuita, o traviata dal vero. Mi si dira che, o buono sia o cattivo il principato, a ogni modo il sacrificar la propria vita, il mantenere la data fede a costo di essa, l'esporla per vendicare le ingiurie private, tntto cio suppone pur sempre una somma virtu....
Author: Woody Allen
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Sixteen pieces show Allen's unique perspective on Socrates, restaurant reviews, the UFO menace, love and passion, and other topics and issues of undying interest.
Twenty-two tales of madness, murder, and modern terror by several of today's prominent horror writers.
The action of 'Smoke' takes place in Auggie Wren's cigar shop, and this location also provides the focal point for 'Blue in the Face', which was improvised by the actors of 'Smoke' after shooting was completed on that film. Guided by Auster and director Wayne Wang, the actors created a world whose spirit is comic, whose engine is words, and whose guiding principle is spontaneity.
Author: J. G. Ballard
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
Yet again J. G. Ballard’s inimitable clairvoyance is on display in this timely, powerful story of a community shattered by a massive act of violence. A massacre rocks a suburban utopia—thirty-two adults murdered, and their children missing—in Running Wild, one of Ballard’s most dazzlingly subversive works of fiction. “To Ballard, lack of choice . . . is a dangerous state of being. In Running Wild, it’s not the children who are doing the running; it is the society that raised them” (San Francisco Chronicle).
Author: Thomas Bernhard
Visceral, raw, singular, and distinctive, Frost is the story of a friendship between a young man at the beginning of his medical career and a painter who is entering his final days. A writer of world stature, Thomas Bernhard combined a searing wit and an unwavering gaze into the human condition. Frost follows an unnamed young Austrian who accepts an unusual assignment. Rather than continue with his medical studies, he travels to a bleak mining town in the back of beyond, in order to clinically observe the aged painter, Strauch, who happens to be the brother of this young man’s surgical mentor. The catch is this: Strauch must not know the young man’s true occupation or the reason for his arrival. Posing as a promising law student with a love of Henry James, the young man befriends the mad artist and is caught up among an equally extraordinary cast of local characters, from his resentful landlady to the town’s mining engineers. This debut novel by Thomas Bernhard, which came out in German in 1963 and is now being published in English for the first time, marks the beginning of what was one of the twentieth century’s most powerful, provocative literary careers. From the Hardcover edition.
The Story of Jazz
Author: Franck Bergerot, Arnaud Merlin
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Mingus, Ornette Coleman - some of the names that brought jazz out of the age of bebop and into the present. As the medium matured in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties, an intense flowering of new styles spawned almost as many forms - free jazz, West Coast cool, hard bop, modal jazz, fusion - as musicians. All these strains come together to demonstrate that, with all the variety, one constant remains: jazz, the vibrant, living art form, is thriving.