For over a century, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813-55) has been on the middle of a few very important discussions, bearing on not just philosophy and theology, but additionally, extra lately, fields akin to social suggestion, psychology, and modern aesthetics, specially literary concept.
Despite his quite brief existence, Kierkegaard was once a very prolific author, as attested to via the 26-volume Princeton college Press version of all of his released writings. yet Kierkegaard left in the back of approximately as a lot unpublished writing, so much of which is composed of what are referred to as his "journals and notebooks." Kierkegaard has lengthy been famous as considered one of history's nice magazine keepers, yet in simple terms relatively small parts of his journals and notebooks are what we often comprehend through the time period "diaries." by means of a long way the better a part of Kierkegaard's journals and notebooks comprises reflections on a myriad of subjects--philosophical, non secular, political, own. learning his journals and notebooks takes us into his workshop, the place we will be able to see his complete universe of notion. we will be able to witness the genesis of his released works, to be sure--but we will additionally see entire galaxies of innovations, new insights, and fragments, huge and small, of in part (or virtually solely) accomplished yet unpublished works. Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks allows us to work out the philosopher in discussion together with his instances and with himself.
Volume 6 of this 11-volume sequence comprises 4 of Kierkegaard's very important "NB" journals (Journals NB11 via NB14), masking the months from early may well 1849 to the start of 1850. at the present Denmark was once coming to phrases with the 1848 revolution that had changed absolutism with renowned sovereignty, whereas the battle with the German states persisted, and the rustic reflected precisely what exchanging the previous nation Church with the Danish People's Church might suggest. In those journals Kierkegaard displays at size on political and, in particular, on ecclesiastical advancements. His brooding over the continuing results of his struggle with the satirical magazine Corsair maintains, and he additionally examines and re-examines the wider own and non secular importance of his damaged engagement with Regine Olsen. those journals additionally include reflections via Kierkegaard on a few his most vital works, together with the 2 works written below his "new" pseudonym Anti-Climacus (The affliction unto Death and Practice in Christianity) and his a number of makes an attempt at autobiographical causes of his paintings. And, the entire whereas, the drumbeat of his radical critique of "Christendom" maintains and escalates.
Kierkegaard wrote his journals in a two-column structure, one for his preliminary entries and the second one for the broad marginal reviews that he extra later. This version of the journals reproduces this layout, contains a number of images of unique manuscript pages, and comprises vast scholarly statement at the numerous entries and at the heritage of the manuscripts being reproduced.
By Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Kerrigan
"Miss Brill," the bittersweet tale of a delicate girl dwelling an ephemeral lifetime of remark and easy pleasures in Paris, proven Mansfield as one of many preeminent writers of the Modernist interval. The identify tale, which concerned an analogous personality dealing with her husband's infidelity, additionally came upon serious acclaim. -Wikipedia
"[A] strangely relocating story." ―The New Yorker
"Bogdanov's novels exhibit greatly approximately their attention-grabbing writer, approximately his time and, satirically, ours, and in regards to the style of utopia in addition to his contribution to it." ―Slavic Review
"Bogdanov's inventive predictions for his utopia are either technological and social... much more farsighted are [his] apprehensive forebodings concerning the limits and prices of the utopian future." ―Science Fiction Studies
"The modern reader will surprise at [Bogdanov's] foresight: nuclear fusion and propulsion, atomic weaponry and fallout, pcs, blood transfusions, and (almost) unisexuality." ―Choice
A communist society on Mars, the Russian revolution, and sophistication fight on planets is the topic of this arresting technology fiction novel by means of Alexander Bogdanov (1873–1928), one of many early organizers and prophets of the Russian Bolshevik celebration. The purple big name is Mars, however it is additionally the dream set to paper of the society that may emerge in the world after the twin victory of the socialist and scientific-technical revolutions. whereas portraying a harmonious and rational socialist society, Bogdanov sketches out the issues that would face industrialized countries, no matter if socialist or capitalist.
After the Fall provides a well timed and provocative exam of the influence and implications of 11th of September and the warfare on terror on American tradition and literature.
- Presents the 1st specific interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of main issue
- Develops a well timed and provocative arguement approximately literature and trauma
- Relates U.S. writing because 9-11 to an important social and historic adjustments within the U.S. and in different places
- Places U.S. writing within the context of the remodeled place of the U.S. in a global characterised by means of political, monetary, and army trouble; transnational flow; the resurgence of non secular fundamentalism; and the obvious triumph of worldwide capitalism
By Mary McCarthy
Written with a trenchant, sardonic aspect, The Group is a dazzlingly outspoken novel and a charming examine the social background of the United States among global wars.
Mary McCarthy’s such a lot celebrated novel follows the lives of 8 Vassar graduates, identified just to their classmates as “the group.” An eclectic mixture of personalities and upbringings, they meet every week after commencement to monitor Kay powerful get married. After the rite, the ladies start their grownup lives—traveling to Europe, tackling the worlds of nursing and publishing, and discovering love and heartbreak within the streets of recent York urban. over the years, a few of the buddies develop aside and a few turn into entangled in every one other's affairs, yet all vow to not develop into like their moms and dads. it is just while one among them passes away that all of them get back jointly back to mourn the lack of a chum, a confidante, and most significantly, a member of the group.
Now in paperback, a bewitching selection of tales and novellas which are “suspenseful, thought-provoking, mystical, and haunting” (Publishers Weekly)
starting from the 17th century to the current, and crossing a number of continents, Counternarratives attracts upon memoirs, newspaper debts, detective tales, and interrogation transcripts to create new and unusual views on our earlier and current. “An Outtake” chronicles an escaped slave’s tackle liberty and the yankee Revolution; “The unusual historical past of Our woman of the Sorrows” provides a extraordinary sequence of occasions that spread in Haiti and a nineteenth-century Kentucky convent; “The Aeronauts” soars among bustling Philadelphia, still-rustic Washington, and the theater of the U. S. Civil battle; “Rivers” portrays a loose Jim assembly up many years later together with his former raftmate Huckleberry Finn; and in “Acrobatique,” the topic of a recognized Edgar Degas portray talks again.
By Selma Lagerlöf
100 years in the past, Selma Lagerlöf turned the 1st lady to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She guaranteed her position in Swedish letters with this sweeping old epic, her first and best-loved novel, and the foundation for the 1924 silent movie of an analogous identify that introduced Greta Garbo to stardom. Set in 1820s Sweden, it tells the tale of a defrocked minister named Gösta Berling. After his urge for food for alcohol and former indiscretions finish his profession, Berling reveals a house at Ekeby, an ironworks property owned via Margareta Celsing, the "Majoress," that still homes and collection of eccentric veterans of the Napoleanic Wars. Berling's defiant and poetic spirit proves magnetic to a string of girls, who fall below his spell opposed to the backdrop of political intrigue at Margareta's property and the remarkable wintry fantastic thing about rural Sweden.
By Margaret Atwood
Imprisoned via partitions in their personal building, listed here are 3 humans, every one in midlife, in midcrisis, compelled to make choices--after the principles have changed. Elizabeth, along with her managed sensuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the inaccurate man. She has simply misplaced her newest lover to suicide. Nate, her light, indecisive husband, is making plans to depart her for Lesje, a perennial blameless who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over all of them is the ghost of Elizabeth's useless lover...and the dizzying chance of 3 lives careening unavoidably towards a similar climax.
By Ellen Meister
In a prequel to her visual appeal in Ellen Meister’s “delicious”* Farewell, Dorothy Parker, the acid-tongued author haunts the halls of the Algonquin resort together with her piercing wit and unexpectedly smooth wisdom.
dying can't quell the feisty spirit of Dorothy Parker.
For greater than 40 years, Mrs. Parker has been spurning the white mild and wandering the well-known halls of the Algonquin, drink in hand, trying to find someone—anyone—who will continue her corporation in this aspect of eternity.
She can have came upon the precise candidate in Ted Shriver, an excellent literary voice of the Seventies, silenced early in a promising profession via a devastating plagiarism scandal. he's now a recluse hiding away within the previous resort, ready to die.
but if a tender, formidable television manufacturer enters the resort looking for Shriver, she and Dorothy Parker start to find a host of secrets and techniques surrounding the lifetime of the recognized man—and why he turns out as frightened to go into the past as Mrs. Parker is to prevent it.
*Cleveland simple Dealer