Category: Essays

Ideas And Opinions

By Albert Einstein

A brand new variation of the main definitive number of Albert Einstein's well known writings, accrued lower than the supervision of Einstein himself. the decisions diversity from his earliest days as a theoretical physicist to his demise in 1955; from such topics as relativity, nuclear struggle or peace, and faith and technology, to human rights, economics, and executive.

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Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series

Breaking Bad: serious Essays at the Contexts, Politics, variety, and Reception of the tv Series, edited via David P. Pierson, explores the contexts, politics, and magnificence of AMC's unique sequence Breaking undesirable. The book's first part locates and addresses the sequence from numerous modern social contexts, together with neo-liberalism, its discourses and guidelines, the cultural obsession with the economic climate of time and its manipulation, and the epistemological rules and assumptions of Walter White's felony alias Heisenberg. part investigates how the sequence characterizes and intersects with present cultural politics, similar to male angst and the re-emergence of hegemonic masculinity, the advanced portrayal of Latinos, and the depiction of actual and psychological impairment and incapacity. the ultimate part takes a detailed examine the sequence' precise visible, aural, and narrative stylistics. lower than exam are Breaking Bad's distinct visible type wherein picture dominates sound, the specific position and use of starting teaser segments to disorient and enlighten audiences, the illustration of geographic area and position, the placement of narrative songs to complicate viewer id, and the imperative half that feelings play as a kind of dramatic motion within the sequence.

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El Extranjero

By Richard Sennett

Richard Sennett es un autor de gran prestigio entre los lectores interesados en temas sociológicos. Así, los angeles corrosión del carácter estudia las consecuencias antropológicas de los angeles nueva organización del trabajo en el capitalismo de las últimas décadas del siglo XIX, El respeto es una reflexión sociológica sobre las instituciones de asistencia social, El artesano aborda el valor formativo y ethical del trabajo own y Juntos trata de l. a. participación y los angeles colaboración social. Este volumen, breve pero interesantísimo, incluye dos textos: El gueto judío de Venecia, nueva versión de un capítulo de su importante Carne y piedra, obra de 1994 en los angeles que el autor daba muestra de l. a. amplitud de sus conocimientos y de l. a. sutileza de su análisis sociológico, y El extranjero, una versión ampliada y revisada de un ensayo anterior sobre el exilio. En ambos casos, el objeto de reflexión es l. a. condición de extranjero, de extraño, de diferente, y de l. a. manera en que esa condición es concebida por los nativos y vivida por el extranjero, lo cual depende del contexto histórico y social. El estudio del gueto de Venecia a comienzos del siglo XVI muestra el lugar que en esa sociedad ocupaban y el trato de que eran objeto no sólo los extranjeros, sino determinados sectores sociales estigmatizados, como las prostitutas, pero especialmente los judíos. Y, a propósito de éstos, el texto analiza las consecuencias de l. a. segregación como rechazo y a los angeles vez estímulo para l. a. toma de conciencia colectiva de pertenencia a una comunidad cultural. El segundo ensayo se ocupa de las tribulaciones del intelectual ruso Aleksandr Herzen, emigrado de su país en 1924, en su ruta por distintos países de Europa, y de sus dificultades para encontrar una identidad nacional. Aquí es interesante l. a. referencia de Sennett al nuevo concepto de nación en los angeles Europa de mediados del siglo XIX y el cambio en l. a. naturaleza política de l. a. suggestion de nación, que aludía de manera primordial a los angeles ciudadanía, por una naturaleza de tipo antropológico, que alude más a los angeles fusión del individuo con el conjunto de creencias, tradiciones y hábitos lingüísticos y culturales de un pueblo.

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Consolation in the Face of Death (Penguin Great Ideas)

By Samuel Johnson

In his relocating essay, Samuel Johnson deals clever phrases on confronting grief on the lack of a family member. the opposite items right here, starting from paintings to marriage to morality, reveal the brilliance, notion and wit that made Johnson the prime guy of letters of his day, and one of many best essayists within the English language.

Throughout background, a few books have replaced the realm. they've got reworked the way in which we see ourselves - and every different. they've got encouraged debate, dissent, battle 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 nice thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose principles shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

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Wallflower at the Orgy

By Nora Ephron

From her Academy Award—nominated screenplays to her bestselling fiction and essays, Nora Ephron is one among America’s so much talented, prolific, and flexible writers. during this vintage choice of journal articles, Ephron does what she does top: embody American tradition with love, cynicism, and unequalled wit. From monitoring down the beginnings of the self-help flow to dressing down the style world’s strongest book to taking pictures a glimpse of a mythical motion picture within the making, those undying items faucet into our enduring obsessions with star, nutrition, romance, outfits, leisure, and intercourse. even if casting her creative eye on popular director Mike Nichols, Cosmopolitan journal founder Helen Gurley Brown—or herself, as she chronicles her personal good looks makeover—Ephron deftly weaves her journalistic ability with the intimate type of an essayist and the incomparable expertise of an exceptional storyteller.

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Inventing the Enemy: Essays

By Umberto Eco

“Underscores the writer’s profound erudition, energetic wit, and keenness for concepts of all sizes and styles . . . Eco’s excitement in such explorations is apparent and contagious.” — Booklist

Inventing the Enemy
covers quite a lot of issues on which Eco has written and lectured during the last ten years: from a disquisition at the subject matter that runs via his fresh novel The Prague Cemetery — each kingdom wishes an enemy, and if it doesn’t have one, needs to invent it — to a dialogue of rules that experience encouraged his previous novels (and within the procedure he's taking us on an exploration of misplaced islands, legendary nation-states, and the medieval world); from angry experiences of James Joyce’s Ulysses by fascist newshounds of the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties, to an exam of Saint Thomas Aquinas’s notions concerning the soul of an unborn baby, to censorship and violence and WikiLeaks.

These are essays choked with ardour, interest, and obsession by means of one of many world’s so much esteemed students and significantly acclaimed, best-selling novelists.

“True wit and knowledge coexist with fierce scholarship inside of Umberto Eco, a author who really understands something or approximately being really human.” — Buffalo News

"Thought frightening . . . nuanced . . . the gathering amply indicates off Eco's subtle, agile mind." — Publishers Weekly

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Poetry and Commitment

By Adrienne Rich

In the conventional of significant literary manifestos, Norton is proud to provide this robust paintings by way of Adrienne Rich.

With ardour, severe wondering, and humor, Adrienne wealthy indicates how poetry has really been lived on this planet, earlier and current. during this essay, which was once the foundation for her speech upon accepting the nationwide publication Foundation's Medal for wonderful Contribution to American Letters, she levels between subject matters together with poetry's disparagement as "either immoral or unprofitable," the politics of translation, how poetry enters into severe events, assorted poetries as conversations throughout position and time. In its openness to many voices, Poetry and Commitment deals a standpoint on poetry in an ever extra divided and violent world.

"I wish by no means to idealize poetry―it has suffered sufficient from that. Poetry isn't a therapeutic lotion, an emotional therapeutic massage, one of those linguistic aromatherapy. nor is it a blueprint, nor an guide, nor a billboard."

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (Penguin Classics)

By Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat journey is a finely crafted tapestry of shuttle writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of average phenomena, the agricultural panorama, and native characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the local American and Puritian histories of recent England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and lots of different subjects. Although it stocks a few of the topics in Thoreau's vintage WaldenA Week at the Concord offers an alternate viewpoint on his analaysis of the connection among nature and culture.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations via award-winning translators.

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