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Book Synopsis Atlas of an Anxious Man by : Christoph Ransmayr
Download or read book Atlas of an Anxious Man written by Christoph Ransmayr and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Atlas of an Anxious Man, Christoph Ransmayr offers a mesmerizing travel diary--a sprawling tale of earthly wonders seen by a wandering eye. This is an exquisite, lyrically told travel story. Translated by Simon Pare, this unique account follows Ransmayr across the globe: from the shadow of Java's volcanoes to the rapids of the Mekong and Danube Rivers, from the drift ice of the Arctic Circle to Himalayan passes, and on to the disenchanted islands of the South Pacific. Ransmayr begins again and again with, "I saw. . ." recounting to the reader the stories of continents, eras, and landscapes of the soul. Like maps, the episodes come together to become a book of the world--one that charts the life and death, happiness and fate of people bound up in images of breathtaking beauty. "One of the German language's most gifted young novelists."--Library Journal, on The Terrors of Ice and Darkness
Book Synopsis Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science by : Georges Didi-Huberman
Download or read book Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science written by Georges Didi-Huberman and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2018-10-11 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas (1925–1929) is a prescient work of mixed media assemblage, made up of hundreds of images culled from antiquity to the Renaissance and arranged into startling juxtapositions. Warburg’s allusive atlas sought to illuminate the pains of his final years, after he had suffered a breakdown and been institutionalized. It continues to influence contemporary artists today, including Gerhard Richter and Mark Dion. In this illustrated exploration of Warburg and his great work, Georges Didi-Huberman leaps from Mnemosyne Atlas into a set of musings on the relation between suffering and knowledge in Western thought, and on the creative results of associative thinking. Deploying writing that delights in dramatic jump cuts reminiscent of Warburg’s idiosyncratic juxtapositions, and drawing on a set of sources that ranges from ancient Babylon to Walter Benjamin, Atlas, or the Anxious Gay Science is rich in Didi-Huberman’s trademark combination of elan and insight.
Book Synopsis Anxious Journeys by : Karin Baumgartner
Download or read book Anxious Journeys written by Karin Baumgartner and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2019-03-05 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book to offer a cutting-edge discussion of contemporary travel writing in German, Anxious Journeys looks both at classical tropes of travel writing and its connection to current debates.
Download or read book Other Globes written by Simon Ferdinand and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-05-13 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume challenges dominant imaginations of globalization by highlighting alternative visions of the globe, world, earth, or planet that abound in cultural, social, and political practice. In the contemporary context of intensive globalization, ruthless geopolitics, and unabated environmental exploitation, these “other globes” offer paths for thinking anew the relations between people, polities, and the planet. Derived from disparate historical and cultural contexts, which include the Holy Roman Empire; late medieval Brabant; the (post)colonial Philippines; early twentieth-century Britain; contemporary Puerto Rico; occupied Palestine; postcolonial Africa and Chile; and present-day California, the past and peripheral globes analyzed in this volume reveal the variety of ways in which the global has been—and might be—imagined. As such, the fourteen contributions underline that there is no neutral, natural, or universal way of inhabiting the global.
Book Synopsis World Literature and the Postcolonial by : Elke Sturm-Trigonakis
Download or read book World Literature and the Postcolonial written by Elke Sturm-Trigonakis and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-05-18 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume approaches literary representations of post and neocolonialism by combining their readings with respective theoretical configurations. The aim is to cast light upon common characteristics of contemporary texts from around the world that deal with processes of colonization. Based on the epistemic discourses of postimperialism/postcolonialism, globalization, and world literature, the volume’s chapters bring together international scholars from various disciplines in the Humanities, including Comparative Cultural Studies, Slavic, Romance, German, and African Studies. The main concern of the contributions is to conceptualize an autonomous category of a world literature of the colonial, going well beyond established classifications according to single languages or center-periphery dichotomies.
Book Synopsis The Flying Mountain by : Christoph Ransmayr
Download or read book The Flying Mountain written by Christoph Ransmayr and published by German List. This book was released on 2019-09-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a publishing world that is all too full of realist novels written in undistinguished prose, discernible only by their covers, The Flying Mountain stands out--if for no other reason than that it consists entirely of blank verse. And that form is most suitable for the epic voyage Christoph Ransmayr relates: The Flying Mountain tells the story of two brothers who leave the southwest coast of Ireland on an expedition to Transhimalaya, the land of Kham, and the mountains of eastern Tibet--looking for an untamed, unnamed mountain that represents perhaps the last blank spot on the map. As they advance toward their goal, the brothers find their past, and their rivalry, inescapable, inflecting every encounter and decision as they are drawn farther and farther from the world they once knew. Only one of the brothers will return. Transformed by his loss, he starts life anew, attempting to understand the mystery of love, yet another quest that may prove impossible. The Flying Mountain is thrilling, surprising, and lyrical by turns; readers looking for something truly new will be rewarded for joining Ransmayr on this journey.
Book Synopsis The Literary Politics of Mitteleuropa by : Yvonne Zivkovic
Download or read book The Literary Politics of Mitteleuropa written by Yvonne Zivkovic and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2021 with total page 331 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shows how postwar writers in Austria and Yugoslavia re-imagined Mitteleuropa as a cultural space between nostalgia and totalitarianism.
Book Synopsis Thinking Like an Iceberg by : Olivier Remaud
Download or read book Thinking Like an Iceberg written by Olivier Remaud and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-06-08 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When we imagine the polar regions, we see a largely lifeless world covered in snow and ice where icebergs drift listlessly through frozen waters, like solitary wanderers of the oceans floating aimlessly in total silence. But nothing could be further from the truth. This book takes us into the fascinating world of icebergs and glaciers to discover what they are really like. Through a series of historical vignettes recalling some of the most tragic and most exhilarating encounters between human beings and these gigantic pieces of matter, and through vivid descriptions of their cycles of birth and death, Olivier Remaud shows that these entities are teeming with many forms of life and that there is a deep continuity between iceberg life and human life, a complex web of reciprocal interconnections that can lead from the deadliest to the most vital. And precisely because there is this continuity, icebergs and glaciers tell us something important about life itself – namely, that it thrives in the most unexpected of places, even where there seems to be no life at all. At a time when we are increasingly aware that the melting of ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice is one of the many disastrous consequences of global warming, this beautiful meditation is a poignant reminder of the interconnectedness of all life and the fragility of the Earth’s ecosystems.
Download or read book Anxious Men written by Clive Baldwin and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2020-03-02 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on a complex and contentious period that was formative in shaping American society and culture in the twentieth century, this book sheds new light on the ways in which fiction engaged with contemporary notions of masculinity.
Download or read book Cox written by Christoph Ransmayr and published by Seagull Library of German. This book was released on 2022-08-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Richly imagined and recounted in vivid prose of extraordinary beauty, this book is a stunning illustration of Ransmayr's talent for imbuing a captivating tale with intense metaphorical, indeed metaphysical force. The world's most powerful man, Qiánlóng, emperor of China, invites the famous eighteenth-century clockmaker Alister Cox to his court in Beijing. There, in the heart of the Forbidden City, the Englishman and his assistants are to build machines that mark the passing of time as a child or a condemned man might experience it and that capture the many shades of happiness, suffering, love, and loss that come with that passing. Mystified by the rituals of a rigidly hierarchical society dominated by an unimaginably wealthy, god-like ruler, Cox musters all his expertise and ingenuity to satisfy the emperor's desires. Finally, Qiánlóng, also known by the moniker Lord of Time, requests the construction of a clock capable of measuring eternity--a perpetuum mobile. Seizing this chance to realize a long-held dream and honor the memory of his late beloved daughter, yet conscious of the impossibility of his task, Cox sets to work. As the court is suspended in a never-ending summer, festering with evil gossip about the monster these foreigners are creating, the Englishmen wonder if they will ever escape from their gilded cage. More than a meeting of two men, one isolated by power, the other by grief, this is an exploration of mortality and a virtuoso demonstration that storytelling alone can truly conquer time.
Book Synopsis Picturing Personhood by : Joseph Dumit
Download or read book Picturing Personhood written by Joseph Dumit and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2021-09-14 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By showing us the human brain at work, PET (positron emission tomography) scans are subtly--and sometimes not so subtly--transforming how we think about our minds. Picturing Personhood follows this remarkable and expensive technology from the laboratory into the world and back. It examines how PET scans are created and how they are being called on to answer myriad questions with far-reaching implications: Is depression an observable brain disease? Are criminals insane? Do men and women think differently? Is rationality a function of the brain? Based on interviews, media analysis, and participant observation at research labs and conferences, Joseph Dumit analyzes how assumptions designed into and read out of the experimental process reinforce specific notions about human nature. Such assumptions can enter the process at any turn, from selecting subjects and mathematical models to deciding which images to publish and how to color them. Once they leave the laboratory, PET scans shape social debates, influence courtroom outcomes, and have positive and negative consequences for people suffering mental illness. Dumit follows this complex story, demonstrating how brain scans, as scientific objects, contribute to our increasing social dependence on scientific authority. The first book to examine the cultural ramifications of brain-imaging technology, Picturing Personhood is an unprecedented study that will influence both cultural studies and the growing field of science and technology studies.
Book Synopsis Gentleman's Magazine, Or Monthly Intelligencer by : Sylvanus Urban (pseud. van Edward Cave.)
Download or read book Gentleman's Magazine, Or Monthly Intelligencer written by Sylvanus Urban (pseud. van Edward Cave.) and published by . This book was released on 1831 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis The Last Christian on Earth by : Os Guinness
Download or read book The Last Christian on Earth written by Os Guinness and published by Gospel Light Publications. This book was released on 2010-02-18 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the gravedigger's thesis? Simply put it is, The Christian faith contributed decisively to the rise of the modern world, but has been undermined decisively by the modern world it helped to create. The Christian faith has become its own gravedigger. In the 25 years since philosopher and social critic Os Guinness first published The Gravedigger Files, much has happened: the fall of the Soviet Union, the rise of the computer age, the re emergence of China and India, the rise of Islamic terrorism, and the worldwide revitalization and politicization of religion. The central mystery of Dr. Guinness’s spy novel inspired by his affection for John le Carré thrillers remains unsolved: Can Christians regain the full integrity of faith in Christ while fully and properly engaged in the advanced modern world? This new edition of The Last Christian on Earth, which includes previously unpublished top-secret memos, is Dr. Guinness’s parable about the future of the Christian church in the West. Written in the grand tradition of le Carré, Fleming and Clancy, this thriller pays homage to the genre while transcending it because the real-life ending has yet to be written!
Book Synopsis A general descriptive Atlas of the Earth, containing separate maps of the various countries and states ... with a short account of each country by : William Mullinger HIGGINS
Download or read book A general descriptive Atlas of the Earth, containing separate maps of the various countries and states ... with a short account of each country written by William Mullinger HIGGINS and published by . This book was released on 1836 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Book Synopsis Congressional Record by : United States. Congress
Download or read book Congressional Record written by United States. Congress and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page 1448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Book Synopsis Maps of First Bull Run by : Bradley Gottfried
Download or read book Maps of First Bull Run written by Bradley Gottfried and published by Savas Beatie. This book was released on 2009-06-11 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bradley M. Gottfried's The Maps of First Bull Run: An Atlas of the First Bull Run (Manassas) Campaign, including the Battle of Ball's Bluff, June - October 1861 is the eagerly awaited companion volume to his bestselling The Maps of Gettysburg (2007, two editions, four printings), part of the ongoing Savas Beatie Atlas Series. The Maps of First Bull Run breaks down the entire operation (and related actions) into numerous map sets or "action-sections" enriched with more than fifty full-color original full-page maps. These cartographic originals bore down to the regimental and battery level and include the march to and from the battlefield and virtually every significant event in between. At least two--and as many as seventeen--maps accompany each "action-section." Keyed to each piece of cartography is a full facing page of detailed text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of First Bull Run come alive. This original presentation makes it easy for readers to quickly locate a map and text on virtually any portion of the campaign. Readers will maneuver with Confederate and Union armies in the Shenandoah Valley, march with General McDowell's Federals to the plains of Manassas, and fight blow-by-blow through the battle up to its stunning climax on Henry House Hill and the final retreat from the battlefield all the way to Washington. The smaller but important Battle of Ball's Bluff is also covered in the same fashion, as is the skirmish at Lewinsville. Serious students will appreciate the extensive and authoritative endnotes, bibliography, and complete orders of battle. They will also want to bring the book along on their trips to the battlefields. Perfect for the easy chair or for walking hallowed ground, The Maps of First Bull Run is a seminal work that, like his earlier Gettysburg study, belongs on the bookshelf of every serious and casual student of the Civil War. About the Author: Bradley M. Gottfried, Ph.D., is the President of the College of Southern Maryland. An avid Civil War historian, Dr. Gottfried is the author of five books, including Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg (2002) and The Maps of Gettysburg (2007). He is currently working with co-editor Theodore P. Savas on a Gettysburg Campaign encyclopedia.
Book Synopsis Intoxicated with the Sword by : Ge MiNi
Download or read book Intoxicated with the Sword written by Ge MiNi and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-04-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Four hundred years ago, the Hindu monk Mani came to Central State to pay tribute to the Celestial dynasty with a copy of the Seven Stars Atlas, a copy of the Mountain and River Diagram. Some people said that those who obtained Mountains and Rivers would gain the world, Seven Stars would gain the martial arts world, and the Seven Stars Atlas , which caused a stir in the martial arts world at that time, was subsequently divided into two parts and buried in the tombs of the current emperor and empress respectively. After four hundred years, the《 Seven Stars Atlas》 had reappeared in the mortal world, but few people knew about it ... With the appearance of the Seven Stars, who would become a hero? Brothers, who will have the time to drink and chat merrily? A girl's love can see through the mundane world. Everything in the Sword Song of Drunkenness [kept]