La route antique des hommes pervers

By René Girard

Task est le véritable bouc émissaire de l. a. société à laquelle il appartient et qui voit en lui un homme pervers à éliminer. Il permet ainsi à René Girard d'affiner le schéma qui était au coeur de ses livres précédents, mais il fonctionne aussi et surtout comme un modèle pour comprendre notre modernité dans ce qu'elle a de plus terrible : le totalitarisme. Pour l. a. première fois en effet, René Girard s'attaque au monde contemporain, et démonte le mécanisme du procès totalitaire en insistant sur ce qui lui est essentiel et nécessaire : l'aveu de los angeles victime. Pourquoi faut-il que l'accusé confesse une culpabilité dont tout le monde sait qu'elle est fausse ? Ces parodies judiciaires, qui vont de pair avec le culte de los angeles personnalité, suggèrent une rechute dans des formes de socialité mensongères et violentes. C'est tout un ensemble primitif qui reparaît dans le totalitarisme moderne, plus dangereux encore.

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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

By David Sedaris

"David Sedaris's skill to rework the mortification of daily life into wildly unique art," (The Christian technology Monitor) is increased to wilder and extra wonderful heights than ever during this amazing new book. 
Trying to make espresso while the water is close off, David considers utilizing the water in a vase of vegetation and his chain of institutions takes him from the French geographical region to a hilariously uncomfortable reminiscence of shopping for medicinal drugs in a cellular domestic in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from strange conundrums of day-by-day life-having a lozenge fall out of your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a airplane or armoring the home windows with LP covers to guard the home from neurotic songbirds-to the main deeply resonant human truths.  Culminating in an excellent account of his enterprise to Tokyo with a purpose to give up smoking, David Sedaris's 6th essay assortment is a brand new masterpiece of comedian writing from "a author worthy treasuring" (Seattle Times). 

Praise for When you're Engulfed in Flames:

"Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris...defies the percentages once more by way of offering an clever tackle the banalities of an absurd life." --Kirkus Reviews

This newest assortment proves that not just does Sedaris nonetheless have it, yet he is additionally getting better....Sedaris's most sensible stuff will still--after all this time--move, shock, and entertain."  --Booklist

Table of Contents:

It's Catching
Keeping Up
The Understudy
This previous House
Buddy, are you able to Spare a Tie?
Road Trips
What I Learned
That's Amore
The Monster Mash
In the ready Room
Solutions to Saturday's Puzzle
Adult Figures Charging towards a Concrete Toadstool
Memento Mori
All the wonder you are going to Ever Need
Town and Country
The guy within the Hut
Of Mice and Men
April in Paris
Old Faithful
The Smoking Section

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Essays and Aphorisms (Penguin Classics)

By Arthur Schopenhauer

This option of options on faith, ethics, politics, girls, suicide, books, and lots more and plenty extra is taken from Schopenhauer's final work, Parerga and Paralipo-mena, released in 1851.

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 a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Practicing History: Selected Essays

Celebrated for bringing a private contact to background in her Pulitzer Prize–winning epic The weapons of August and different vintage books, Barbara W. Tuchman displays on global occasions and the historian’s craft in those perceptive, crucial essays.
From considerate items at the historian’s position to impressive insights into America’s earlier and current to trenchant observations at the overseas scene, Barbara W. Tuchman appears to be like at background in a different method and attracts classes from what she sees. Spanning greater than 4 a long time of writing in The ny instances journal, The Atlantic, overseas Affairs, Harper’s, The kingdom, and The Saturday night submit, Tuchman weighs in on various eclectic themes, from Israel and Mao Tse-tung to a Freudian examining of Woodrow Wilson. it is a fabulous physique of labor, the tale of an entire life spent “practicing history.”
Praise for Practicing History
“Persuades and enthralls . . . i will examine no larger primer for the nonexpert who needs to profit history.”Chicago Sun-Times
“Provocative, constant, and wonderfully readable, an occasion to not be neglected by means of background buffs.”—Baltimore Sun
“A pride to read.”—The big apple occasions booklet Review

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La Tsarine noire et autres contes, précédé de "Puissances du masochisme"

By Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Roger Dadoun

« Au fil d’un discussion coupé au couteau, les mots fulgurent en éclairs de lame, et lacèrent, et tranchent ; le récit, soutenant los angeles montée en puissance de l’esclave du tsar, sa maîtresse devenue son maître, dans un essai d’une journée “pour voir”, progresse à coups de coutelas – une splendide esclave noire en est l’implacable virtuose; les corps d’hommes, boyards et nobles, sont transpercés, découpés, écartelés – pour ce renversant couronnement couronnant le renversement des rôles : los angeles tête du tant aimé tsar est décollée – tranchée. Phallus cou coupé! Les touches de rouge sang qui émaillaient paysages, vêtements et visages culminent en “bain de sang”. Et voici que surgit soudain, jaillissant du texte de ce cher Masoch, se délestant de tout esclavage et de toute emprise sexuelle, cette “souveraine de Galicie”, l. a. “tsarine noire”. Mais pour quelle autre archaïque ou neuve souveraineté, qui répondrait à cette énigme pelotée flagellée refoulée “depuis l. a. fondation du monde”: mais que veut los angeles femme? ».

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Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the Diet of Worms: Essays on Natural History

By Stephen Jay Gould

Leonardo's Mountain of Clams and the vitamin of Worms is the most recent choice of best-selling scientist Stephen Jay Gould's renowned essays from Natural History journal (the longest-running sequence of clinical essays in history). it's also the 1st of the ultimate 3 such collections, when you consider that Dr. Gould has introduced that the sequence will finish with the flip of the millennium.
In this assortment, Gould consciously and unconventionally formulates a humanistic ordinary background, a attention of ways people have realized to check and comprehend nature, instead of a background of nature itself. along with his wide-spread brilliance, Gould examines the puzzles and paradoxes nice and small that construct nature's and humanity's range and order. In affecting brief biographies, he depicts how students grapple with difficulties of technological know-how and philosophy as he illuminates the interplay of the outer international with the original human skill to fight to appreciate the whys and wherefores of lifestyles.

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Fassbinder's Germany: History, Identity, Subject (Amsterdam University Press - Film Culture in Transition)

By Thomas Elsaesser

Rainer Werner Fassbinder is without doubt one of the so much in demand and critical authors of post-war eu cinema. Thomas Elsaesser is the 1st to jot down a completely analytical examine of his paintings. He stresses the significance of a more in-depth figuring out of Fassbinder's profession via a re-reading of his movies as textual entities. impending the paintings from varied thematic and analytical views, Elsaesser deals either an summary and a few exact readings of the most important motion pictures, whereas additionally supplying a eu context for Fassbinder's personal coming to phrases with fascism.

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Shadowhunters and Downworlders: A Mortal Instruments Reader

Explore the area of the Mortal tools with Cassandra Clare and more

Join Cassandra Clare and a Circle of greater than a dozen most sensible YA writers, together with New York Times bestsellers Holly Black, Rachel Caine, and Kami Garcia, as they write in regards to the Mortal tools sequence, its characters, and its world.

Inside you’ll read:

• A cinematic instructional on why the simplest pal (Simon) continuously loses out to the undesirable boy (Jace)
• The unforeseen advantages of the incest taboo
• What we will be able to learn among the traces of Alec and Magnus’ ecu vacation
• the significance of friendship, artwork, humor, and rebellion
• And extra, from the virtues of Downworlders to the naughty part of Shadowhunting

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The World Sixties Made: Politics And Culture In Recent America (Critical Perspectives On The P)

How will we make experience of the truth that after a long time of right-wing political mobilizing, the most important social alterations wrought through the Sixties are greater than ever a part of American lifestyles? This selection of essays treats the final area of the twentieth century as a unique interval folks background and rebut renowned bills that emphasize a conservative ascendancy. Tracing the ways that US tradition and politics remain formed through the legacy of the hot Left's social hobbies - from feminism to homosexual liberation and black strength - those essays exhibit that the the United States that emerged within the Seventies was once a appreciably democratized country.

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Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living

By Nick Offerman

In terms of becoming a strong mustache, masticating pork, construction a chair, or wooing a lady, who larger to coach you than the continuously fascinating, constantly manly Nick Offerman, most sensible referred to as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comedian voice and intensely actual services in carpentry, Paddle your individual Canoe features stories from Offerman’s adolescence (born, actually, in the midst of an Illinois cornfield) to his theater days in Chicago to the, frankly, great seduction of his spouse, Megan Mullally. Offerman additionally stocks his hard-bitten conflict techniques within the arenas of manliness, love, types, and faith, and worthy suggestion on getting the maximum excitement out of woodworking, varied meats, open air recreations, and different palatable entrees.

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