Download E-books A Hedonist in the Cellar: Adventures in Wine PDF

By Jay McInerney

In A Hedonist within the Cellar, Jay McInerney gathers greater than 5 years’ worthy of essays and maintains his exploration of what’s new, what’s enduring, and what’s surprising–giving his palate a whole work out and the reader an integral, idiosyncratic consultant to a global of just about endless variety. Filled with delights oenophiles all over will savour, this can be a assortment pushed not just by way of wine itself but additionally the folks who make it. 

An pleasing, impossible to resist e-book that's crucial for an individual enthralled by way of the myriad pleasures of wine.

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Download E-books The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy PDF

From Athens to ny, contemporary mass activities worldwide have challenged austerity and authoritarianism with expressions of genuine democracy. For greater than 40 years, Murray Bookchin built those democratic aspirations right into a new left politics in keeping with renowned assemblies, influencing quite a lot of political thinkers and social movements.

With a foreword via the best-selling writer of The Dispossessed, Ursula ok. Le Guin, The subsequent Revolution brings jointly Bookchin’s essays on freedom and direct democracy for the 1st time, providing a daring political imaginative and prescient that could flow us from protest to social transformation.

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Download E-books I Remember Nothing: And Other Reflections PDF

By Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron returns together with her first booklet because the awesome luck of I think undesirable approximately My Neck, taking a hilarious examine the previous, the current, and the longer term, bemoaning the vicissitudes of recent lifestyles, and recalling together with her signature readability and knowledge every little thing she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.

Filled with insights and observations that immediately ring true—and can have come in basic terms from Nora Ephron—I take into accout Nothing is natural pleasure.

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Download E-books Cuestión de Énfasis PDF

By Susan Sontag

Para Susan Sontag, un escritor no period ms que un viajero psychological y, para ensear con el ejemplo, nos dej este conjunto admirable de ensayos que no son otra cosa que los diferentes episodios de un viaje que toca muchos puertos. l. a. escritora norteamericana dividi sus textos en tres bloques. En el primero, reuni artculos sobre otros escritores y sobre algunos de los libros que am; en el segundo, los dedicados a las artes de los angeles mirada (la danza, l. a. pintura, los angeles fotografa) y por ltimo, en los angeles parte ultimate, unas notas acerca de cuestiones de teora literaria junto con los relatos de l. a. experiencia de los angeles autora en el asedio de Sarajevo, o algunas pginas autobiogrficas.

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Download E-books The Fight and Other Writings (Penguin Classics) PDF

Hazlitt is without doubt one of the maximum masters of English prose kind and this new choice demonstrates the diversity and richness of his writing. the amount contains vintage items of drama and literature feedback, equivalent to his essays on Shakespeare and Coleridge, in addition to much less recognized fabric from his social and political journalism. This assortment encourages the reader to reassess the character of serious writing, which Hazlitt transforms into an artwork shape.

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Download E-books Half Empty PDF

By David Rakoff

During this deeply shrewdpermanent and sneakily poignant number of essays, the bestselling writer of Fraud and Don’t Get Too Comfortable makes an encouraged case for consistently assuming the worst—because then you’ll by no means be disenchanted. even if he’s taking up popular culture phenomena with Oscar Wilde-worthy wit or facing own tragedy, Rakoff’s sharp observations and humorist’s aptitude for the absurd can have you certainly reveling within the untapped energy of negativity.

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Download E-books A Temple of Texts: Temple of Texts: Essays (American Literature Series) PDF

Winner of the 2007 Truman Capote Award for Literary feedback, "A Temple of Texts" is the newest severe assortment from one among America's maximum essayists and novelists. right here, William H. Gass will pay homage to the readerly facet of the literary adventure through turning his serious sensibility upon all of the books that formed his personal improvement as a reader, author, and individual. With essays on figures starting from William Shakespeare and Gertrude Stein to Flann O'Brien and Robert Burton, Gass creates a "temple" of readerly devotion, a suite of serious explorations as magnificent and incisive as readers have come to anticipate from this literary grasp, but additionally an incredibly own window into the author's personal literary development.

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Download E-books Civil Wars: From L.A. to Bosnia PDF

By Hans Magnus Enzensberger

In Civil Wars, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Germany’s such a lot astute literary and political critic, chronicles the worldwide adjustments occurring because the results of evolving notions of nationalism, loyalty, and group. Enzensberger sees related forces at paintings around the globe, from America’s racial uprisings in l. a. to the outright carnage within the former Yugoslavia. He argues that earlier ways to type or generational clash have failed us, and that we're now faced with an “autism of violence”: a bent towards self-destruction and collective madness.

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Download E-books North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea PDF

By Andrei Lankov

The Kim dynasty has governed North Korea for over 60 years. so much of that interval has discovered the rustic ache lower than mature Stalinism characterised by means of manipulation, brutality and tight social keep watch over. however, a few voters of Kim Jong Il's regime be capable to go beyond his tyranny of their day-by-day life. This ebook describes that tricky yet decided life and the realm that the North Koreans have created for themselves within the face of oppression. Many positive aspects of this global are special or even strange. yet they've been created by way of the voters to mirror their very own rules and values, in sharp distinction to the realm compelled upon them by way of a totalitarian process. beginning chapters introduce the political procedure and the level to which it permeates electorate' day-by-day lives, from the non-public prestige badges they put on to the nationalized distribution of the foodstuff they consume. Chapters discussing the universities, the industrial approach, and family members lifestyles dispel the parable of the staff' paradise that North Korea makes an attempt to perpetuate. In those chapters the intricacies of way of life in a totalitarian dictatorship are noticeable in the course of the eyes of defectors whose anecdotes represent an incredible element of the cloth. The final bankruptcy treats at size the numerous alterations that experience taken position in North Korea during the last decade, concluding that those adjustments will bring about the quiet yet inevitable dying of North Korean Stalinism.

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