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By David Sherman

Reflecting the profound effect he keeps to exert on renowned cognizance, Camus examines the whole physique of works of French writer and thinker Albert Camus, offering a finished research of Camus’ most vital works—most particularly The fable of Sisyphus, The Stranger, The Fall, The Plague, and The Rebel—within the framework of his uncomplicated moral orientation.

  • Makes Camus’ matters transparent in phrases that may resonate with modern readers
  • Reveals the team spirit and integrity of Camus’ writings and political activities
  • Discusses Camus’ ongoing relevance by means of displaying how he prefigures many postmodern positions in philosophy, literature, and politics

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The Empathy Exams: Essays

By Leslie Jamison

From own loss to phantom illnesses, The Empathy Exams is a daring and fabulous assortment, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize

A Publishers Weekly Top Ten Essay number of Spring 2014

Beginning along with her event as a clinical actor who used to be paid to behave out indicators for clinical scholars to diagnose, Leslie Jamison's visceral and revealing essays ask crucial questions on our easy figuring out of others: How may still we care approximately one another? How do we suppose another's discomfort, in particular while discomfort may be assumed, distorted, or played? Is empathy a device through which to check or maybe grade one another? by means of confronting pain―real and imagined, her personal and others'―Jamison uncovers a private and cultural urgency to consider. She attracts from her personal studies of ailment and physically harm to interact in an exploration that extends some distance past her lifestyles, spanning wide-ranging territory―from poverty tourism to phantom ailments, road violence to fact tv, affliction to incarceration―in its look for one of those sight formed by way of humility and grace.

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Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit

By Joseph Epstein

A dishy, incisive exploration of gossip—from big name rumors to literary romans à clef, from own sniping to political slander—by considered one of our “great essayists” (David Brooks)

To his profitable examinations of a few of the main robust forces in smooth life—envy, ambition, snobbery, friendship—the prepared observer and critic Joseph Epstein now provides Gossip. No trivial subject, regardless of its recognition, gossip is everlasting and worthy. Himself a grasp of the paintings, Epstein serves up pleasant mini-biographies of the good Gossips of the Western international besides many selection bits from his personal adventure. He additionally makes a strong case that gossip has morphed from its out of date best—clever, mocking, a good inner most pleasure—to a corrosive new-school model, due to the succeed in of the mass media and the net. Gossip has even invaded politics and journalism, inflicting unsubstantiated details to be awarded as truth. modern gossip claims to bare fact, yet as Epstein indicates, it’s our trust honestly itself that could be destroyed through gossip.

Written in his trademark erudite and witty type, Gossip captures the complexity of this immensely pleasing topic.

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Readings in Applied Microeconomics: The Power of the Market

A relevant challenge of economics is how society allocates its assets. sleek economies depend upon associations to allocate: markets and governments. yet how a lot of the allocating might be played through markets and what kind of through governments? This choice of readings can assist scholars savor the facility of the industry. It supplementations theoretical motives of ways markets paintings with concrete examples, addresses questions about even if markets truly paintings good and provides facts that intended "market disasters" should not as critical as claimed.

Featuring readings from Hayek, William Baumol, Harold Demsetz, Daniel Fischel and Edward Lazear, Benjamin Klein and Keith B. Leffler, Stanley J. Liebowitz and Stephen E. Margolis, and John R. Lott, Jr., this e-book covers key issues such as:

• Why markets are effective allocators

• How markets foster financial growth

• estate rights

• How markets decide on standards

• uneven Information

• even if enterprises abuse their power

• Non-excludable goods

• Monopolies

The choices could be comprehended via undergraduate scholars who've had an introductory direction in economics. This reader is usually used as a complement for classes in intermediate microeconomics, commercial association, enterprise and govt, legislations and economics, and public policy.

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Visions and Revisions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction (Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies)

By Robert M. Philmus

The previous editor of Science Fiction Studies, Robert M. Philmus now casts his specialist eye on a various diversity of brief tales and novels via the leading creators of technological know-how fiction, together with George Orwell, C. S. Lewis, and Ursula LeGuin. With essays on such masters of the style as Stanislaw Lem, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip ok. Dick, the amount presents an in-depth textual exam of technological know-how fiction as a very "revisionary" style. Visions and Revisions could be of huge worth to students of literature and technological know-how fiction experiences. (20060101)

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A Sick Planet

By Guy Debord

Of the 3 autonomous texts via man Debord incorporated the following, have been first released as pamphlets, whereas the 3rd was once written in 1971 for inclusion in a projected 13th factor of the Situationist International's magazine which by no means seemed as a result of group's dissolution.

Despite the seeming range of the topics discussed—the Watts riots in ‘The Decline and Fall of the “Spectacular” Commodity-Economy’ (1965); the disintegration of bureaucratic energy in ‘The Explosion aspect of Ideology in China’ (1967); pollutants and its illustration in ‘A ill Planet’ (1971)—all 3 texts care for the various types of the ‘spectacle’ and its repercussions. And regardless of the dates in their composition, all 3 stay startlingly suitable today.

—Alice Debord, 2004

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The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

By Jessica Hopper

Jessica Hopper's track feedback has earned her a name as a firebrand, a prepared observer and fearless critic not only of track however the tradition round it. With this quantity spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's earlier, The First Collection leaves without doubt why The big apple Times has referred to as Hopper's paintings "influential." now not only a variety of 2 many years of Hopper's most tasty, considerate, and funny writing, this booklet records the final twenty years of yank tune making and the transferring panorama of track intake. The e-book trips during the truths of insurrection Grrrl's empowering insurgence, decamps to Gary, IN, at the eve of Michael Jackson's loss of life, explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love, and examines emo's upward thrust. via this colossal variety of album reports, essays, columns, interviews, and oral histories, Hopper chronicles what it really is to be really captivated with track. The items in The First Collection ship us digging deep into our checklist collections, looking to re-hear what we enjoyed and hated, makes us re-examine the artwork, trash, and politics Hopper illuminates, assisting us to make experience of what issues to us most.

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Time for Revolution (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)

By Antonio Negri

Written in criminal 20 years aside, those essays replicate Antonio Negri's abiding curiosity within the philosophy of time and resistance. the 1st essay strains the fracture strains that strength capitalist society into perpetual situation. the second one, written instantly after the worldwide bestseller, Empire, develops the 2 key recommendations of empire and multitude.

Time for Revolution explores the burning factor of our instances: is there nonetheless a spot for resistance in a society completely subsumed through capitalism?

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Entre a prosa e a poesia: Bakhtin e o formalismo russo (Portuguese Edition)

By Cristovão Tezza

O que é poesia?

Sobre essa questão primary da teoria literária, o escritor Cristovão Tezza contrapõe o ponto de vista do pensador russo Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) ao pensamento, hoje clássico, dos formalistas russos.

Com uma linguagem cativante e didática, o ensaio faz uma síntese do pensamento de Bakhtin e apresenta as linhas fundamentais das concepções formalistas de poesia. Ao ultimate, analisa um poema de Carlos Drummond de Andrade, apontando aspectos prosaicos da poesia e a fronteira entre as linguagens.

Lançado em 2003 pela Editora Rocco, e hoje esgotado, o livro foi considerado por Bóris Schnaiderman "um convite instigante ao diálogo e ao debate e, certamente, um dos pontos altos de nossa ensaística atual." (O Estado de S.Paulo, 5/10/2003)

Algumas opiniões da crítica:

"Seu trabalho mostra a necessidade de compreender os conceitos bakhtinianos no inside de sua filosofia da linguagem. É assim não só um trabalho sobre os conceitos de prosa e de poesia, mas é também uma lição de método para todos os estudiosos da obra de Bakhtin." (José Luiz Fiorin, Revista Cult, n.73, 2003)

"Uma importante contribuição." (Beth Brait, Folha de S.Paulo, 13/07/2003)

"Uma grande e estimulante surpresa." (José Castello, Jornal Rascunho, julho de 2003)

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