The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of by Rivkah Zim

By Rivkah Zim

Boethius wrote The comfort of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to loss of life for treason, situations which are mirrored within the topics and matters of its evocative poetry and discussion among the prisoner and his mentor, woman Philosophy. This vintage philosophical assertion of overdue antiquity has had a permanent impression on Western proposal. it's also the earliest instance of what Rivkah Zim identifies as a particular and very important medium of literary resistance: writing in captivity by way of prisoners of moral sense and persecuted minorities.

The Consolations of Writing finds why the nice members to this practice of legal writing are one of the most important figures in Western literature. Zim pairs writers from various sessions and cultural settings, rigorously analyzing the rhetorical suggestions they utilized in captivity, usually below the specter of demise. She appears to be like at Boethius and Dietrich Bonhoeffer as philosophers and theologians writing in safeguard in their principles, and Thomas extra and Antonio Gramsci as politicians in discussion with proven ideas of church and kingdom. diverse rules of grace and shame occupied John Bunyan and Oscar Wilde in criminal; Madame Roland and Anne Frank wrote themselves into background in numerous sorts of memoir; and Jean Cassou and Irina Ratushinskaya voiced their resistance to totalitarianism via lyric poetry that kept their lives and encouraged others. ultimately, Primo Levi’s writing after his unencumber from Auschwitz recollects and decodes the obscenity of systematic genocide and its aftermath.

A relocating and robust testomony, The Consolations of Writing speaks to a few of the main profound questions on existence, enriching our knowing of what it truly is to be human.

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The Man Problem: Destructive Masculinity in Western Culture by Ross Honeywill

By Ross Honeywill

In the fellow challenge, Ross Honeywill posits that the opportunity of evil in all males is the social, political, and financial challenge of our age. Drawing at the paintings of social critics and theorists together with Zygmunt Bauman, Karl Marx, Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean Baudrillard, Slavoj Žižek, and others, the e-book lines harmful masculinity via cultural texts, social structures, and daily life practices. utilizing the lens of social idea, social philosophy, feminist cultural reports, and sociology, the guy challenge explores the legacy of the Enlightenment as a context for a social global built by way of males (in modernity), deconstructed (in postmodernity) and reconstructed (in the liquid present). This publication investigates the outlines of the patriarchy and why the boys who valid it behave the way in which they do. regardless of the and troubling legacy of masculinity, Honeywill unearths another course ahead.

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Armour of the Korean war by Simon Dunstan, Terry Hadler

By Simon Dunstan, Terry Hadler

This booklet explores the layout, improvement, heritage and employer of the armoured cars deployed through the Korean conflict. beginning with the preliminary invasion, Simon Dunstan tracks the deployment of armoured divisions through the process the struggle. autos are proven in complete color illustrations.

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Pathologies of reason : on the legacy of critical theory by Axel Honneth

By Axel Honneth

Axel Honneth has been instrumental in advancing the paintings of the Frankfurt institution of serious theorists, rebuilding their attempt to mix radical social and political research with rigorous philosophical inquiry. those 11 essays released over the last 5 years reclaim the appropriate subject matters of the Frankfurt college, which counted Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Walter Benjamin, Jürgen Habermas, Franz Neumann, and Albrecht Wellmer as participants. additionally they have interaction with Kant, Freud, Alexander Mitscherlich, and Michael Walzer, whose paintings on morality, historical past, democracy, and individuality intersects with the Frankfurt School's center concerns.

Collected the following for the 1st time in English, Honneth's essays pursue the unifying topics and theses that help the methodologies and thematics of serious social concept, they usually deal with the chances of constant this practice via greatly replaced theoretical and social stipulations. in keeping with Honneth, there's a harmony that underlies serious theory's a number of ways: the best way cause is either distorted and furthered in modern capitalist society. And whereas a lot is useless within the social and mental doctrines of serious social conception, its crucial inquiries stay vitally suitable.

Is social development nonetheless attainable after the horrors of the 20 th century? Does capitalism deform cause and, if that is so, in what respects? do we justify the connection among legislations and violence in secular phrases, or is it inextricably sure to divine justice? How do we be unfastened while we are topic to socialization in a hugely advanced and in lots of respects unfree society? For Honneth, pain and ethical fight are departure issues for a brand new ""reconstructive"" kind of social feedback, person who is predicated solidly within the empirically grounded, interdisciplinary strategy of the Frankfurt School.

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The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet by Robin Stowell

By Robin Stowell

This significant other deals a concise and authoritative survey of the string quartet through 11 chamber tune experts. Its fifteen conscientiously dependent chapters supply assurance of a stimulating diversity of views formerly unavailable in a single quantity. It specializes in 4 major parts: the social and musical heritage to the quartet's improvement; the main celebrated ensembles; string quartet taking part in, together with facets of up to date and historic appearing perform; and the mainstream repertory, together with major 'mixed ensemble' compositions concerning string quartet. numerous musical and pictorial illustrations and informative appendixes, together with a chronology of the main major works, entire this quintessential consultant. Written for all string quartet lovers, this better half will improve readers' knowing of the background of the style, the context and value of quartets as cultural phenomena, and the musical, technical and interpretative difficulties of chamber track functionality. it's going to additionally improve their adventure of hearing quartets in functionality and on recordings.

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A New Companion to Homer by Ian Morris, Barry Powell

By Ian Morris, Barry Powell

This quantity is the 1st English-language survey of Homeric stories to seem for greater than a new release, and the 1st such paintings to aim to hide all fields comprehensively. Thirty major students from Europe and the US offer brief, authoritative overviews of the nation of data and present controversies within the many professional divisions in Homeric experiences. The chapters pay equivalent realization to literary, mythological, linguistic, old, and archaeological issues, starting from such usual difficulties because the "Homeric Question" to more moderen concerns just like the relevance of narratology and computer-assisted quantification. the gathering, the 3rd e-book in Brill's guide sequence, The Classical culture, may be necessary at each point of analysis - from the overall pupil of literature to the Homeric expert looking a basic figuring out of the newest advancements around the complete variety of Homeric scholarship.

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