Paperback: 279 pages Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (December 1, 1989) Language: English ISBN-10: 080326092X “A series of fascinating, and frequently uncanny, meditations.”–Year’s Work in English Studies. “Authoritative analysis of the creative act… The translator’s introduction is as excellent as the translation itself.” Better to read this than to read ten manuals on the subject of writing.Blanchot evokes the non-presence of death in writing, writing’s necessary complicity with death. This death, however, is not the Hegelian death that would negate and finalize the subject […]
Architettura e Urbanistica Gabetti,Roberto. Olmo,Carlo. Le Corbusier e “L’Esprit Nouveau”. Torino, Einaudi Ed. 1976, cm.16×21,5, pp.273 Coll.Saggi,555. EAN: 9788806439842 “L’Esprit Nouveau” e Le Corbusier costituiscono due strumenti importanti per esplorare le forme di scambio, che si realizzano a Parigi nella prima metà degli anni venti, e che vedono protagonisti, accanto a Le Corbusier e Ozenfant, pittori e filosofi dell’arte, scienziati e industriali, economisti e sociologi, mercanti e psicanalisti. Il libro analizza inoltre una congiuntura fondamentale della vita e dell’opera dell’architetto di La Chaux-de-Fonds, […]
Paperback: 512 pages Publisher: Vintage; 1st Vintage International Ed edition (January 14, 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 0679767924 Originally published in 1946 and out of print for decades, this book by the Nobel Prize-winning Icelandic author is a huge, skaldic treat filled with satire, humor, pathos, cold weather and sheep. Gudbjartur Jonsson becomes Bjartur of Summerhouses when, after 18 years of service to the Bailiff of Myri, he is able to buy his own croft. Summerhouses is probably haunted and is certainly unprepossessing, but Bjartur […]
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Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Faber and Faber (October 9, 1995) Language: English ISBN-10: 0571175902 If we are to take Mendelson at his word in his preface to the controversial 1979 Selected Poems?he asserted that “the surest way to misunderstand Auden is to read him as the modernists’ heir”?then the validity of “light” poetry as a category may not need questioning. Auden himself, Mendelson reminds us, titled a section in Another Time (1940) “Lighter Poems.” But Mendelson is hardly taking authorial intention into account. He […]
Paperback: 551 pages Publisher: Vintage (February 2, 1993) Language: English ISBN-10: 0679739297 Like Sartre, Camus, and Kundera before him, Nicholas Mosley has put forth a supremely challenging work that relies as much on philosophical and political themes as pure storytelling. Max Ackerman and Eleanor Anders are ambitious intellectuals–British and German, respectively–whose fascination with the scientific trends and political upheaval of the 20th century take them around the world and, eventually, into each other’s arms. Intensifying, perhaps complicating the narrative of this 1990 Whitbread Prize winner is Mosley’s use as a […]
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Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Anchor (July 1, 1990) Language: English ISBN-10: 0385267088 The first collection of essays by the brilliant critic and writer to be published in book forrn, containing her best writings between 1961 and 1965.
Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (December 12, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0375724702 A prize-winning Canadian author, Munro has been praised for such works as The Moons of Jupiter ( LJ 5/15/83) and The Beggar Maid ( LJ 10/1/79). Her new collection of 11 stories thoughtfully explores the themes of self-knowledge and love. Families, friends, eccentrics, loversthe characters all bear the marks and burdens of unpredictable individualism and humanity. Girlish friendship and imaginings end in betrayal, estrangement, and self-revelation over the years in […]
Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Gustavo Gili; 4th edition (December 1, 1997) Language: English, Spanish ISBN-10: 8425217180 Mario Botta is one of the outstanding figures of the Ticino school of architecture. His extensive work and the variety of comissions, make Botta one of the most internationally acclaimed figures of contemporary European architecture.
Título alternativo: Kafka en la playa Editorial: Tusquets Año publicación: 2008 Kafka Tamura se va de casa el día en que cumple quince años. La razón, si es que la hay, son las malas relaciones con su padre, un escultor famoso convencido de que su hijo habrá de repetir el aciago sino del Edipo de la tragedia clásica, y la sensación de vacío producida por la ausencia de su madre y su hermana, a quienes apenas recuerda porque también se marcharon de casa […]
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Sedaris is Garrison Keillor’s evil twin: like the Minnesota humorist, Sedaris (Naked) focuses on the icy patches that mar life’s sidewalk, though the ice in his work is much more slippery and the falls much more spectacularly funny than in Keillor’s. Many of the 27 short essays collected here (which appeared originally in the New Yorker, Esquire and elsewhere) deal with his father, Lou, to whom the book is dedicated. Lou is a micromanager who tries to get his uninterested […]
Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Harper Perennial; 1 Reprint edition (March 16, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0061875848 In semiautobiographical stories set largely in David Vann’s native Alaska, Legend of a Suicide follows Roy Fenn from his birth on an island at the edge of the Bering Sea to his return thirty years later to confront the turbulent emotions and complex legacy of his father’s suicide. This well-crafted debut collection, five stories and a novella, from award-winning writer and memoirist Vann (A Mile Down) revolves obsessively around the […]
The final published book by Nobel Prize-winning author and philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941), La pensée et le mouvant (translated here as The Creative Mind), is a masterly autobiography of his philosophical method. Through essays and lectures written between 1903 and 1923, Bergson retraces how and why he became a philosopher, and crafts a fascinating critique of philosophy itself. Until it leaves its false paths, he demonstrates, philosophy will remain only a wordy dialectic that surmounts false problems. Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Citadel (September 19, 1997) Language: English […]
COLECCIÓN: TEZONTLE AREA TEMÁTICA: Altolaguirre, Manuel FORMATO: 291 pp. ; 21 x 14 cm. PRESENTACIÓN: Rústico ISBN: 9681608070 CLAVE FCE: 017079 Manuel Altolaguirre (1905-1956) preparó la edición de buena parte de estos poemas, disponiéndolos de manera vagamente temática. Al añadir otros poemas que completan su obra poética ha sido necesario adoptar un orden cronológico y no temático, pero se han respetado las modificaciones realizadas por el autor para estas Poesías completas.
Paperback: 157 pages Publisher: Penguin 1988 Language: English ISBN-10: 0140021205 Franny Glass is a pretty, effervescent college student on a date with her intellectually confident boyfriend, Lane. They appear to be the perfect couple, but as they struggle to communicate with each other about the things they really care about, slowly their true feelings come to the surface. The second story in this book, “Zooey”, plunges us into the world of her ethereal, sophisticated family. When Franny’s emotional and spiritual doubts reach new heights, […]
Cesare Pavese Rústica Editorial: UNIVERSIDAD IBEROAMERICANA; 1a edición (1994) ISBN-10: 9688591637 El lector encontrara en este volumen todos los ensayos en en distintas oportunidades Cesare Pavese escribio, desde la publicacion de su primer libro de poesia hasta su muerte, para dilucidar el problema de las responsabilidades que enfrenta el escritor -y en especial el poeta- frente a su obra, su epoca y la sociedad de la cual ha surgido.