1994-05-01

A Bright Room Called Day

By ,
  • Full Title : A Bright Room Called Day
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • ISBN Code : 1559366036
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America comes this powerful portrayal of individual dissolution and resolution in the face of political catastrophe. “It’s brash, audacious and...intoxicatingly visionary.”—Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune


2015-10-20

The Night Watch

By Patrick Modiano
  • Full Title : The Night Watch
  • Author : Patrick Modiano
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN Code : 1632864061
  • Pages : 188
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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When Patrick Modiano was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize for LIterature he was praised for using the 'art of memory' to bring to life the Occupation of Paris during the Second World War. The Night Watch is his second novel and tells the story of a young man of limited means, caught between his work for the French Gestapo informing on the Resistance, and his work for a Resistance cell informing on the police and the black market dealers whose seedy milieu of nightclubs, prostitutes and spivs he shares. Under pressure from both sides to inform and bring things to a crisis, he finds himself driven towards an act of self-sacrifice as the only way to escape an impossible situation and the question that haunts him--how to be a traitor without being a traitor. In this astonishing, cruel and tender book, Modiano attempts to exorcise the past by leading his characters out on a fantasmagoric patrol during one fatal night of the Occupation.


2016-09-08

Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre

By Gary Cox
  • Full Title : Existentialism and Excess: The Life and Times of Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Author : Gary Cox
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1474235344
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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Jean-Paul Sartre is an undisputed giant of twentieth-century philosophy. His intellectual writings popularizing existentialism combined with his creative and artistic flair have made him a legend of French thought. His tumultuous personal life - so inextricably bound up with his philosophical thinking - is a fascinating tale of love and lust, drug abuse, high profile fallings-out and political and cultural rebellion. This substantial and meticulously researched biography is accessible, fast-paced, often amusing and at times deeply moving. Existentialism and Excess covers all the main events of Sartre's remarkable seventy-five-year life from his early years as a precocious brat devouring his grandfather's library, through his time as a brilliant student in Paris, his wilderness years as a provincial teacher-writer experimenting with mescaline, his World War II adventures as a POW and member of the resistance, his post-war politicization, his immense amphetamine fueled feats of writing productivity, his harem of women, his many travels and his final decline into blindness and old age. Along the way there are countless intriguing anecdotes, some amusing, some tragic, some controversial: his loathing of crustaceans and his belief that he was being pursued by a giant lobster, his escape from a POW camp, the bombing of his apartment, his influence on the May 1968 uprising and his many love affairs. Cox deftly moves from these episodes to discussing his intellectual development, his famous feuds with Aron, Camus, and Merleau-Ponty, his encounters with other giant figures of his day: Roosevelt, Hemingway, Heidegger, John Huston, Mao, Castro, Che Guevara, Khrushchev and Tito, and, above all, his long, complex and creative relationship with Simone de Beauvoir. Existentialism and Excess also gives serious consideration to Sartre's ideas and many philosophical works, novels, stories, plays and biographies, revealing their intimate connection with his personal life. Cox has written an entertaining, thought-provoking and compulsive book, much like the man himself.


2011-04-21

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Collins Classics)

By William Shakespeare
  • Full Title : The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text (Collins Classics)
  • Author : William Shakespeare
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0007386958
  • Pages : 1488
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Complete Works of Shakespeare contains the recognized canon of the bard’s plays, and his sonnets and poems. The texts were edited by the late Professor Peter Alexander, making it one of the most authoritative editions, recognized the world over for its clarity and scholarship.


2008-10-15

The Red and the Black

By Stendhal
  • Full Title : The Red and the Black
  • Author : Stendhal
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN Code : 1442945095
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"The Red and the Black" is a reflective novel about the rise of poor, intellectually gifted people to High Society. Set in 19th century France it portrays the era after the exile of Napoleon to St. Helena. The influential, sharp epigrams in striking prose, leave reader almost as intrigued by the author s talent as the surprising twists that occur in the arduous love life.


2012-04-18

Introduction to French Poetry

By Stanley Appelbaum
  • Full Title : Introduction to French Poetry
  • Author : Stanley Appelbaum
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486119998
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Works by Villon, Ronsard, Voltaire, Mallarmé, Verlaine, Rimbaud, Apollinaire, many more. Full French texts with literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical, critical information on each poet. Introduction. 31 black-and-white illustrations.


2005-12-01

Sartre Today

By Adrian van den Hoven,Andrew Leak
  • Full Title : Sartre Today
  • Author : Adrian van den Hoven,Andrew Leak
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • ISBN Code : 1800735219
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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Sartre Today is a tribute to Jean-Paul Sartre on the centenary of his birth (1905-2005). With twenty-two contributions from leading Sartre scholars in North America and the United Kingdom, this volume will greatly enhance Sartre scholarship in the English-speaking world. The diversity of these chapters reflects the depth and breadth of Sartre's wide-ranging engagement with the political and cultural issues of his time. Yet as these contributions demonstrate, it is clear that Sartre's work still offers an important framework through which to address contemporary issues of a similar magnitude. This applies to Sartre's enduring contribution to philosophy and his conception of violence and terror, as well as analyses of the latest political events in the United States. Other contributions address Sartre's relationship to the contemporary understanding of neuroscience and group therapy as well as his conception of literature, biography, the theater and cinema. This rich volume will be of great use not only to all Sartre scholars but also to anyone who has an interest in modern philosophy, politics, psychology, and literature. Contributors: Thomas R. Flynn, Joseph S. Catalano, Reidar Due, Steve Martinot, Ronald E. Santoni, David Detmer, John Duncan, Hazel E. Barnes, Betty Cannon, Constance L. Mui, Peter Caws, Ann Jefferson, Dennis A. Gilbert, Colin Davis John Gillespie Ian Birchall, Betsy Bowman and Bob Stone, Azzedine Haddour, Ronald Aronson, William L. McBride


2019-06-04

Tragedy And Denial

By Michael E Brint
  • Full Title : Tragedy And Denial
  • Author : Michael E Brint
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000009432
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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To do political theory is to tell a story about human beings and their communities. In this witty and elegant book, Michael Brint provides a brilliant reading of some of the greatest stories told in the history of Western political theory. The unifying theme is the issue of differences and the conflicts they generate. Brint's targets are those thin


2010-05-11

New Perspectives on Sartre

By Adrian Mirvish,Adrian van den Hoven
  • Full Title : New Perspectives on Sartre
  • Author : Adrian Mirvish,Adrian van den Hoven
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1443822450
  • Pages : 450
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  • Language : English
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This volume deals with a number of topics that have not previously been specifically addressed before in a single text. A chapter on Sartre and religion talks about his thought in relation to Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism, while one on Sartre and children discusses his work in relation to the issues of freedom, pregnancy and autism. Beyond this, there are an additional seven chapters covering a wide variety of topics by leading scholars in the fields of philosophy, literature psychology, history and political thought. While prior publications on Sartre have generally divided his work into two periods, pre-and post-Marxist, this volume deliberately stresses a middle and final period as well. As representative of the middle period, there is an emphasis on Notebooks for an Ethics, while Sartre's last work, Hope Now, is also treated as being philosophically significant in its own right. This approach helps to cast a new light on what Sartre has to say about authenticity, childhood and consciousness as embodied, among other subjects. The volume also addresses many and diverse issues of current interest, including those of freedom, Marxism and Sartre's relation to ethics. There are sections of the book that deal with history and the historical situations that helped to shape Sartre’s thought, as well as articles that deal with Sartre as a specifically French thinker. A chapter deals with Sartre’s relation to women , and here the issues of maternity as problematic, plus authentic, adult relationships are discussed. Finally, in addition to authors in philosophy and literature, there are articles by a child psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist to help to provide new insights on Sartre's work. Even as an academic philosopher Sartre always remained an iconoclast and the aim of this book is, at least partially to capture and provide the reader with insight into this spirit.


1995-08

French Twentieth Bibliography

By Douglas W. Alden
  • Full Title : French Twentieth Bibliography
  • Author : Douglas W. Alden
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780945636861
  • Pages : 560
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.


1999

French Existentialism

By James Giles
  • Full Title : French Existentialism
  • Author : James Giles
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • ISBN Code : 9789042004887
  • Pages : 219
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  • Language : English
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Offers a critical appraisal of the school of thought known as French existentialism. Examines the ideas of the major French existentialists, including Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Marcel, Camus, and especially Sartre, in a fresh attempt to elucidate their contributions to contemporary philosophy. Discussion encompasses Merleau-Ponty and the sensory, French existential ethics and the creation of value, Sartre's critique of humanism, and gender and race in the youthful writings of Camus. Giles teaches philosophy at the University of Copenhagen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR


2014-11-18

The Existential Joss Whedon

By J. Michael Richardson,J. Douglas Rabb
  • Full Title : The Existential Joss Whedon
  • Author : J. Michael Richardson,J. Douglas Rabb
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • ISBN Code : 0786455306
  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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This study examines the major works of contemporary American television and film screenwriter Joss Whedon. The authors argue that these works are part of an existentialist tradition that stretches back from the French atheistic existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre, through the Danish Christian existentialist Søren Kierkegaard, to the Russian novelist and existentialist Fyodor Dostoevsky. Whedon and Dostoevsky, for example, seem preoccupied with the problem of evil and human freedom. Both argue that in each and every one of us “a demon lies hidden.” Whedon personifies these demons and has them wandering about and causing havoc. Dostoevsky treats the subject only slightly more seriously. Chapters cover such topics as Russian existentialism and vampire slayage; moral choices; ethics; Faith and bad faith; constructing reality through existential choice; some limitations of science and technology; love and self-sacrifice; love, witchcraft, and vengeance; soul mates and moral responsibility; love and moral choice; forms of freedom; and Whedon as moral philosopher.


2010-02-15

Language of the Gun

By Bernard E. Harcourt
  • Full Title : Language of the Gun
  • Author : Bernard E. Harcourt
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 0226316076
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Legal and public policies concerning youth gun violence tend to rely heavily on crime reports, survey data, and statistical methods. Rarely is attention given to the young voices belonging to those who carry high-powered semiautomatic handguns. In Language of the Gun, Bernard E. Harcourt recounts in-depth interviews with youths detained at an all-malecorrectional facility, exploring how they talk about guns and what meanings they ascribe to them in a broader attempt to understand some of the assumptions implicit in current handgun policies. In the process, Harcourt redraws the relationships among empirical research, law, and public policy. Home to over 150 repeat offenders ranging in age from twelve to seventeen, the Catalina Mountain School is made up of a particular stratum of boys—those who have committed the most offenses but will still be released upon reaching adulthood. In an effort to understand the symbolic and emotional language of guns and gun carrying, Harcourt interviewed dozens of these incarcerated Catalina boys. What do these youths see in guns? What draws them to handguns? Why do some of them carry and others not? For Harcourt, their often surprising answers unveil many of the presuppositions that influence our laws and policies.


2017-03-22

Europe on Stage

By Gunilla Anderman
  • Full Title : Europe on Stage
  • Author : Gunilla Anderman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1783192291
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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For any play originating in a different culture and society to be favourably received in English translation, timing and other factors of reception are often as important as the purely linguistic aspects. This book focuses on the problems of reception and translation into English encountered by European playwrights now regularly staged at British theatres, such as Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Brecht, Anouilh, Lorca and Pirandello, among others. Introduced by discussions highlighting different approaches to translation in general and the difficulties inherent in the translation of drama in particular, the book concludes by looking at what is lost in translation and the means by which adaptions and new versions may help to restore the balance.


2019-02-07

Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy

By Jan Völker
  • Full Title : Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy
  • Author : Jan Völker
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350069965
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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The oeuvre of Alain Badiou has gained international success and recognition, but most of the secondary literature focuses on internal problems of Badiou's philosophy, rather than its position within a broader philosophical genealogy. This book unites philosophers from Germany, Slovenia, the UK, Australia and France, to trace the relation between elements of Badiou's philosophy and the German philosophical tradition, namely the three significant movements of German Idealism, Phenomenology, Marxism and the Frankfurt School. This is a discussion that has not yet been established, although the parallels and decisive differences between poststructuralist French philosophy and German philosophy are apparent. Through these paradigms – Badiou's reception of German Idealism, Marxism, Adorno and the Critical Theory, and Heideggerian phenomenology – the authors shed light onto Badiou's inheritance of and engagement with these specific traditions, but also highlight the links between these philosophies to open up new questions for contemporary continental thought. With an original chapter from Alain Badiou himself, looking back at his influences and antagonisms within the German tradition, this book is essential for readers interested in the exploration of Badiou's legacy. It illustrates the continuation of poststructuralist philosophy, Critical Theory and the Frankfurt School, assessing the place of classic continental philosophy to tackle how we might benefit from these intellectual exchanges today.


1989-09

French XX Bibliography

By Douglas W. Alden,Peter C. Hoy,Christine M. Zunz
  • Full Title : French XX Bibliography
  • Author : Douglas W. Alden,Peter C. Hoy,Christine M. Zunz
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780941664998
  • Pages : 600
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  • Language : English
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This series of bibliographical references is one of the most important tools for research in modern and contemporary French literature. No other bibliography represents the scholarly activities and publications of these fields as completely.


2012-10-26

If Someone Could Remake the World

By Claude Saint Laurent
  • Full Title : If Someone Could Remake the World
  • Author : Claude Saint Laurent
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • ISBN Code : 9781477229811
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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All these information can be seen in the manuscript: "The advice of the author" in English " Conseil de l'auteur" in French


2020-09-17

The Plays from Alienation and Freedom

By Frantz Fanon
  • Full Title : The Plays from Alienation and Freedom
  • Author : Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1350126586
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Prior to becoming a psychiatrist, Frantz Fanon wanted to be a playwright and his interest in dialogue, dramatisation and metaphor continued throughout his writing and career. His passion for theatre developed during the years that he was studying medicine, and in 1949 he wrote the plays The Drowning Eye (L'Œil se noie), and Parallel Hands (Les Mains parallèles). This first English translation of the works gives us a Fanon at his most lyrical, experimental and provocative.


2018-04-19

Alienation and Freedom

By Frantz Fanon
  • Full Title : Alienation and Freedom
  • Author : Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1474250246
  • Pages : 816
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  • Language : English
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Since the publication of The Wretched of the Earth in 1961, Fanon's work has been deeply significant for generations of intellectuals and activists from the 60s to the present day. Alienation and Freedom collects together unpublished works comprising around half of his entire output – which were previously inaccessible or thought to be lost. This book introduces audiences to a new Fanon, a more personal Fanon and one whose literary and psychiatric works, in particular, take centre stage. These writings provide new depth and complexity to our understanding of Fanon's entire oeuvre revealing more of his powerful thinking about identity, race and activism which remain remarkably prescient. Shedding new light on the work of a major 20th-century philosopher, this disruptive and moving work will shape how we look at the world.


2020-09-17

The Psychiatric Writings from Alienation and Freedom

By Frantz Fanon
  • Full Title : The Psychiatric Writings from Alienation and Freedom
  • Author : Frantz Fanon
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 135012592X
  • Pages : 504
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  • Language : English
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Frantz Fanon's psychiatric career was crucial to his thinking as an anti-colonialist writer and activist. Much of his iconic work was shaped by his experiences working in hospitals in France, Algeria and Tunisia. The writing collected here was written from 1951 to 1960 in tandem with his political work and reveals much about how Fanon's thought developed, showing that, for him, psychiatry was part of a much wider socio-political struggle. His political, revolutionary and literary lives should not then be separated from the psychiatric practice and writings that shaped his thinking about oppression, alienation and the search for freedom.