Download E-books Romanticism and Philosophy: Thinking with Literature (Routledge Studies in Romanticism) PDF

This quantity brings jointly quite a lot of students to provide new views at the dating among Romanticism and philosophy. The entanglement of Romantic literature with philosophy is more and more famous, simply as Romanticism is more and more seen as eu and Transatlantic, but few stories mix those coordinates and view the philosophical importance of fantastically literary questions in British and American Romantic writings. The essays during this publication are excited by literary writing as a kind of pondering, investigating the numerous ways that Romantic literature around the Atlantic engages with eu proposal, from 18th- and 19th-century philosophy to modern concept. The individuals learn Romantic texts either as severe responses to the key debates that experience formed the historical past of philosophy, and as inspiration experiments of their personal correct. This quantity hence examines anew the poetic philosophy of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Shelley, and Clare, additionally extending past poetry to contemplate different literary genres as philosophically major, akin to Jane Austen’s novels, De Quincey’s autofiction, Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, or Emerson’s essays. Grounded in complementary theoretical backgrounds and studying practices, a few of the contributions draw on a magnificent array of writers and thinkers and problem our realizing not just of Romanticism, but in addition of what we've come to think about as "literature" and "philosophy."

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Download E-books The Museum of Unconditional Surrender PDF

Critically acclaimed experimental, literary fiction via the well-known Croatian exile author.

The Museum of Unconditional Surrender―by the well known Yugoslavian author Dubravka Ugresic―begins within the Berlin Zoo, with the contents of Roland the Walrus's abdominal displayed beside his pool (Roland died in August, 1961). those objects―a cigarette lighter, lollipop sticks, a beer-bottle opener, etc.―like the fictitious items of the radical itself, are likely random in the beginning, yet ultimately coalesce, meaningfully and poetically.

Written in various literary kinds, The Museum of Unconditional Surrender captures the shattered international of a lifestyles in exile. a few chapters re-create the day-by-day magazine of the narrator's lonely and alienated mom, who retailers on the improvised flea-markets on the town and longs for her youngsters; one other is a dream-like narrative within which a circle of ladies associates are visited via an angel. There are reflections and money owed of the Holocaust and the Yugoslav Civil conflict; graphics of eu artists; a recipe for Caraway Soup; a relocating tale of a romantic come across the narrator has in Lisbon; descriptions of relations photos; stories of the small city within which Ugresic used to be raised.

Addressing the subjects of artwork and historical past, getting older and loss, The Museum is a haunting and a very unique novel. within the phrases of the days Literary complement, "it is brilliant in its denunciation of damaging forces and in its evocation of what's at stake."

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Download E-books You Came Back: A Novel PDF

By Christopher Coake

Thirty-something midwesterner Mark Fife believes he has effectively moved previous the unintended demise of his younger son Brendan, in addition to his next divorce from his collage sweetheart Chloe. he is profitable, he is in love back, and he believes he is mastered his personal stories.

But then he's contacted through a wierd lady who tells him not just that she owns his outdated condo, yet that she believes it to be haunted by means of Brendan's ghost. Will Mark--who doesn't think in ghosts--come to simply accept the mounting facts that Brendan's is genuine? Will his engagement to his new love Allison be threatened by means of the reappearance in Mark's lifetime of Chloe--who does think? If the ghost is actual, what can those wounded mom and dad do to aid their son?

YOU got here BACK examines the sweetness and hazard of trust in all its forms--not in basic terms trust within the supernatural, yet within the love that binds mom and dad and kids, husbands and better halves.

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Download E-books Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence PDF

By Susan Schneider

That includes a number of updates and improvements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, second Edition, provides a suite of readings that make the most of suggestions built from technological know-how fiction to discover numerous vintage and modern philosophical issues.

  • Uses technological know-how fiction to deal with a sequence of vintage and modern philosophical concerns, together with many raised via fresh clinical developments
  • Explores questions in relation to transhumanism, mind enhancement, time shuttle, the character of the self, and the ethics of man-made intelligence
  • Features a variety of updates to the preferred and hugely acclaimed first variation, together with new chapters addressing the state of the art subject of the technological singularity
  • Draws on a extensive variety of technological know-how fiction’s extra regular novels, movies, and television sequence, together with I, Robot, The starvation Games, The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Brave New World
  • Provides a gateway into vintage philosophical puzzles and issues proficient via the newest technology

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Download E-books The Legend of Broken PDF

By Caleb Carr

“A sprawling delusion saga . . . Caleb Carr boldly is going the place he’s by no means long past before.”—USA Today

Legend meets historical past during this enchanting novel from no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Caleb Carr. Demonstrating the wealthy storytelling, skillful plotting, and intensity of analysis he showcased in The Alienist, Carr has written a wildly resourceful, genre-bending saga that redefines the bounds of literature.
a few years in the past, a amazing manuscript lengthy rumored to exist used to be stumbled on: The Legend of damaged. It tells of a filthy rich fort urban the place order reigns on the element of a sword—even as scheming factions secretly vie for keep an eye on of the encompassing nation. in the meantime, open air the city’s granite partitions, an industrious tribe of exiles often called the Bane forages for sustenance within the wilds of Davon Wood.
At each flip, the lives of Broken’s defenders and its would-be destroyers intertwine: Sixt Arnem, the generally revered and honorable head of the kingdom’s robust military, grapples along with his moral sense and newfound obligations amid rumors of approaching battle. Lord Baster-kin, grasp of the retailers’ Council, struggles to take care of the beauty of his nation while he pursues vainglorious desires of strength. And Keera, a proficient woman tracker of the Bane tribe, embarks on a deadly trip to save lots of her humans, enlisting the help of the infamous and marvelous thinker Caliphestros. jointly, they desire to distinct a ruinous revenge on damaged, ushering in an afternoon of reckoning while the strong partitions may be breached ceaselessly in a triumph of technology over superstition.
Breathtakingly profound and compulsively readable, Caleb Carr’s long-awaited new publication is an action-packed, multicharacter epic of a medieval conflict of cultures—in which new gods collide with previous, technology defies all expectation, and advantage is available in many guises. Brimming with event and narrative invention, The Legend of damaged is an exciting and spell binding masterwork.

Praise for The Legend of Broken
“An first-class and outdated leisure . . . The Legend of Broken seamlessly blends epic event with critical learn and asks questions that women and men grappled with at midnight a long time and nonetheless do today.”—The Washington Post

“[A] massive attempt . . . a delusion epic . . . intended as an allegory, a cautionary story for our precarious instances. To make his issues, Carr has summoned a dream staff of squaddies, wizards, and tiny wooded area folk.”—The big apple occasions booklet Review

“Carr retains the motion hurtling in addition to a gentle nutrition of grotesque murders and political betrayals. And he essentially wishes glossy readers to work out anything in their personal global within the political corruption and greed that eventually doom Broken.”—The Boston Globe

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download E-books A Suspension of Mercy PDF

By Patricia Highsmith

A significant new reissue of the paintings of a vintage noir novelist.

With the approval for The proficient Mr. Ripley, extra movie initiatives in creation, and biographies coming near near, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith will be surprised to determine that she has ultimately arrived in her fatherland. all through her profession, Highsmith introduced a willing literary eye and a genius for plumbing the psychopathic brain to greater than thirty works of fiction, unheard of of their placid deviousness and sardonic humor. With deadpan accuracy, she overjoyed in growing precise sociopaths within the guise of the typical human being. Now, considered one of her best works is back in print: A Suspension of Mercy, a masterpiece of noir myth. With this novel, Highsmith revels in eliciting the unsettling mental forces that lurk underneath the outside of daily modern lifestyles. "For eliciting the threat that lurks in typical atmosphere, there is not any one like Patricia Highsmith."―Time "Highsmith's novels are peerlessly nerve-racking ....bad desires that maintain us thrashing for the remainder of the night."―The New Yorker

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Download E-books The Invaders PDF

By Karolina Waclawiak

"Cheryl is either devious and complicated... Her interloper standpoint permits daring reflections--knowing that she 'could have ended up someplace the place humans had strong cause to be unhappy.'" - The New Yorker
"A ideal, and completely darkish, seashore read." - Vanity Fair
"John Cheever and John Updike have been as soon as the rulers of yankee suburban fiction; in Bullet Park, The Swimmer and they defined a portrait of the middlebrow milquetoast in the post-60s New Left. Waclawiak writes of the suburban rituals of prestige and tedium with an identical acuity for element as these writers, however the household atmosphere she creates round Cheryl and Teddy is a completely post-millennial global, the sort prophesied through Jean Baudrillard whilst he quipped, 'What will we do after the orgy?'" - The Guardian

"Karolina Waclawiak's The Invaders isn't a few relations up to it really is approximately those people who are deeply dedicated to their very own destruction... a chic booklet concerning the trouble of taking away who you have been and who you have got become." - Slate

"With deft humor and perception, Waclawiak finds her characters' long-hidden vulnerabilities. The Invaders asks us to consider what occurs to people's hearts whilst their lives are lived at the surface." - O, The Oprah Magazine)

Over the process a summer season in a filthy rich Connecticut group, a forty-something girl and her college-age stepson's lives disintegrate in a sequence of violent shocks.

Cheryl hasn't ever been the correct of country-club spouse. She's regularly felt like an interloper, and now, in her mid-forties--facing the cruel realities of getting older whereas her marriage disintegrates and her bothered stepson, Teddy, is kicked out of college--she feels solid adrift by way of the gleaming beach neighborhood of Little Neck Cove, Connecticut. So whilst Teddy exhibits up at domestic simply as a typhoon brewing off the coast threatens to spoil the precarious refuge of the cove, she joins him in an epic downward spiral.

The Invaders, a searing follow-up to Karolina Waclawiak's seriously acclaimed debut novel, How to Get Into the dual Palms, casts a harsh mild at the modern sheen of even the main "perfect" lives in America's particular seashore groups. With sharp wit and darkish humor, The Invaders exposes the lies and insecurities that run like faultlines via our tradition, threatening to pitch bored housewives, pill-popping little ones, and suspicious buddies headlong into the suburban abyss.

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Download E-books The Red and the Black (Penguin Classics) PDF

Charts the increase and fall of an bold younger social climber in a merciless, monarchical society

Handsome, bold Julien Sorel is decided to upward push above his humble provincial origins. quickly understanding that good fortune can basically be completed through adopting the sophisticated code of hypocrisy through which society operates, he starts off to accomplish development via deceit and self-interest. His effective profession takes him into the center of glamorous Parisian society, alongside the way in which conquering the light, married Madame de Rênal, and the haughty Mathilde. yet then Julien commits an unforeseen, devastating crime—and brings approximately his personal downfall. The crimson and the Black is a full of life, satirical portrayal of French society after Waterloo, riddled with corruption, greed and ennui, and Julien—the chilly exploiter whose Machiavellian crusade is undercut by means of his personal emotions—is probably the most interesting characters in eu literature.

Roger Gard's tremendous translation is still devoted to the traditional, conversational tone of the unique, whereas his creation elucidates the complexities of Julien's personality. This version additionally encompasses a chronology, extra studying and an appendix on Stendhal's use of epigraphs.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top 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 background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by means of introductions and notes by means of extraordinary students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Light on Snow PDF

By Anita Shreve

What makes a kinfolk? that is what twelve-year-old Nicky Dillon wonders after she and her widowed father find a wailing deserted child within the snow-filled woods close to their New Hampshire domestic. throughout the days that keep on with, the Dillons and an unforeseen customer who quickly turns up at their door-a younger lady obviously haunted by means of her personal bad choices-face a thicket of choices, every one seeming to hold equivalent probabilities of heartbreak and redemption. Writing with all of the emotional resonance that has drawn thousands of readers world wide to her fiction, Anita Shreve unfolds in mild on Snow a young and astonishing novel approximately love and its consequences.

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