Download E-books The Parrot's Lament and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence, and Ingenuity PDF

By Eugene Linden

A gorilla shrewdly sells again a lacking key chain to the top bidder. An orangutan selections a lock to allow himself out of his zoo enclosure and elephants undertake a tag-team technique to retain their handlers from placing them again into theirs. In The Parrot's Lament, famous environmentalist Eugene Linden deals a couple of hundred real anecdotes approximately animal acts of cooperation, heroism, escape--even stories of deception or manipulation of people. Drawing at the first-person stories of veterinarians, box biologists, researchers, and running shoes, Linden has compiled a warmly pleasing and powerfully persuasive argument for animal attention that, whereas now not human, a ways exceeds what people often furnish animals. Scientifically sound and emotionally compelling, The Parrot's Lament includes amazing tales which are certain to resonate with animal enthusiasts, turning skeptics in all places into believers.
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Download E-books La Nouvelle Revue Française (n° 609) - Que peut (encore) la littérature ? (Septembre 2014) PDF

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Philippe woodland, Avant-propos

I. :

Jean-Paul Sartre, Que peut l. a. littérature ?

II. :

Jean-François Louette, l. a. littérature, du pouvoir au besoin

Gisèle Sapiro, Les pouvoirs de l. a. littérature : origines et métamorphoses d'une croyance ancienne

Robert Kopp, Témoigner ou s'engager ?

Emmanuel Bouju, Oui, mais (encore). Puissance du roman contemporain

III. :

Jean Ricardou, L'impensé d'un soir

Jean-Pierre Faye, Un mur dans le roman

Michel Deguy, Diffractions

François Beaune, Ballade littorale

Scholastique Mukasonga, Littérature et génocide : un défi à l'oubli

Édouard Louis - Élisabeth Philippe, Savoir souffrir (entretien)

Maintenant :

Aurélien Bellanger, Le file fifty three. Entretien à propos de L'aménagement du territoire

Un mot d'ailleurs :

Elisabetta Rasy, Corporale

Épiphanies :

Guy Walter, "Articulé entre mon père et ma mère..."
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Download E-books The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics (Postmillennial Pop) PDF

Winner of the 2012 CLAGS Fellowship Award for top First e-book undertaking in LGBT Studies
 
In 1964, famous literary critic Leslie Fiedler defined American formative years as “new mutants,” social rebels severing their attachments to American tradition to remake themselves of their personal snapshot. Nineteen Sixties comedian booklet creators, looking forward to Fiedler, started to morph American superheroes from icons of nationalism and white masculinity into genuine mutant outcasts, outlined via their genetic distinction from usual humanity. those strong misfits and “freaks” quickly got here to include the social and political aspirations of America’s so much marginalized teams, together with ladies, racial and sexual minorities, and the operating classes.
 
In The New Mutants, Ramzi Fawaz attracts upon queer concept to inform the tale of those giant delusion figures and the way they grapple with radical politics from Civil Rights and the hot Left to Women’s and homosexual Liberation activities. via a chain of comedian booklet case stories – together with The Justice League of the US, the glorious 4, The X-Men, and the recent Mutants –alongside overdue twentieth century fan writing, cultural feedback, and political records, Fawaz unearths how the yankee superhero modeled new sorts of social belonging that counterculture early life might embody within the Sixties and after. The New Mutants offers the 1st full-length research to think about the connection among comedian publication fable and radical politics within the smooth United States. 

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Download E-books Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder PDF

In 1969 Gary Snyder again from an extended place of abode in Japan to northern California, to a dwelling house within the Sierra foothills the place he meant to construct a home and decide on the land together with his spouse and younger sons. He had simply released his first e-book of essays, Earth condo Hold. many years earlier than, after a protracted absence, Wendell Berry left manhattan urban to come to land close to his grandfather’s farm in Port Royal, Kentucky, the place he equipped a small studio and lived there along with his spouse as they restored an outdated condominium on their newly obtained dwelling house. In 1969 Berry had simply released Long-Legged House. those founding individuals of the counterculture and of the recent environmental flow had but to fulfill, yet they knew every one other’s paintings, and shortly they begun a correspondence. Neither guy can have imagined the impression their paintings may have on American political and literary tradition, nor may possibly they've got liked the influence they'd have on one another.

Snyder had thrown over all vestiges of Christianity in desire of turning into a faithful Buddhist and Zen practitioner, and had lived in Japan for a chronic interval to enhance this tradition. Berry’s ache with the Christianity of his place of origin prompted him to turn into anything of a renegade Christian, stricken through the church and arranged faith, yet grounded in its vocabulary and its narrative. faith and spirituality gave the impression of a traditional subject for the 2 males to debate, and speak about they did.

They exchanged greater than 240 letters from 1973 to 2013, impressive letters of perception and argument. the 2 deliver out the easiest in one another, as they grapple with problems with religion and cause, talk about rules of domestic and kinfolk, fear over the disintegration of neighborhood and commonwealth, and percentage the main points of the lives they’ve selected to dwell with their better halves and kids. modern American tradition is the panorama they live on. Environmentalism, sustainability, international politics and American involvement, literature, poetry and innovative beliefs, those public intellectuals deal with matters as extensive as are present in any trade in literature.

No you can be unaffected through the complexity in their dating, the subtlety in their arguments, and the grace in their friendship. this can be a publication for the ages.
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Download E-books The Oxford Handbook of Milton (Oxford Handbooks) PDF

By Nicholas McDowell

400 years after his beginning, John Milton continues to be one of many maximum and such a lot arguable figures in English literature. The Oxford instruction manual of Milton is a entire consultant to the country of Milton reviews within the early twenty-first century, bringing jointly a world group of thirty-five prime students in a single quantity. the increase of serious curiosity in Milton's political and non secular rules is the main extraordinary point of Milton stories in recent years, a end result in nice a part of the more and more fluid kinfolk among literary and old examine. The Oxford Handbook either embodies the curiosity in Milton's political and spiritual contexts within the final new release and seeks to inaugurate a brand new part in Milton stories via nearer integration of the poetry and prose. There are 8 essays on a variety of features of Paradise Lost, starting from its classical historical past and poetic shape to its heretical theology and illustration of God. There are sections committed either to the shorter poems, together with 'Lycidas' and Comus, and the ultimate poems, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes. There also are 3 sections on Milton's prose: the early arguable works on church govt, divorce, and toleration, together with Areopagitica; the regicide and republican prose of 1649-1660, the interval within which he served because the leader propagandist for the English Commonwealth and Cromwell's Protectorate, and some of the writings on schooling, historical past, and theology. the hole essays discover what we all know approximately Milton's biography and what it can let us know; the ultimate essays provide interpretations of features of Milton's significant effect on later writers, together with the Romantic poets.
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Download E-books The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams PDF

By Philip Zaleski, Carol Zaleski

Best e-book of June 2015 (The Christian technological know-how Monitor)

Book of the 12 months by way of the Conference on Christianity and Literature

C. S. Lewis is the 20 th century's most generally learn Christian author and J.R.R. Tolkien its so much cherished mythmaker. for 3 a long time, they and their closest affiliates shaped a literary membership often called the Inklings, which met a week in Lewis's Oxford rooms and in within reach pubs. They mentioned literature, faith, and ideas; learn aloud from works in development; took philosophical rambles in woods and fields; gave each other companionship and feedback; and, within the strategy, rewrote the cultural historical past of recent times.

In The Fellowship, Philip and Carol Zaleski provide the 1st whole rendering of the Inklings' lives and works. the result's a unprecedented account of the guidelines, affections and vexations that drove the group's most vital individuals. C. S. Lewis accepts Jesus Christ whereas using within the sidecar of his brother's motorbike, maps the medieval and Renaissance brain, turns into a world-famous evangelist and ethical satirist, and creates new different types of religiously attuned fiction whereas wrestling with own crises. J.R.R. Tolkien transmutes an invented mythology into gripping tale in The Lord of the Rings, whereas engaging in groundbreaking outdated English scholarship and elucidating, for friends and family, the Catholic teachings on the middle of his imaginative and prescient. Owen Barfield, a thinker for whom language is the foremost to all mysteries, turns into Lewis's favourite sparring accomplice, and, for a time, Saul Bellow's selected guru. And Charles Williams, poet, writer of "supernatural shockers," and unusual acolyte of romantic love, turns his lifestyle right into a mystical pageant.

Romantics who scorned uprising, fantasists who prized fact, wartime writers who believed in desire, Christians with cosmic achieve, the Inklings sought to revitalize literature and religion within the 20th century's darkest years-and did so in magnificent style.

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Download E-books Inventions of the Imagination: Romanticism and Beyond (Robert B Heilman Books) PDF

The dialectic among cause and mind's eye kinds a key point in Romantic and publish- Romantic philosophy, technological know-how, literature, and paintings. Inventions of the Imagination explores the various theories and checks of this dialectic in essays through philosophers and literary and cultural critics. via the tip of the eighteenth century, cause because the essential human college had run its direction, and mind's eye emerged as one other strength whose contributions to human highbrow life and productiveness needed to be newly calculated and always recalibrated. The try to identify a common kind of cause along a plurality of imaginitive capacities describes the ideological software of modernism from the tip of the eighteenth century to the current day. This assortment chronicles the various vicissitudes within the conceptualization and evaluate of the mind's eye throughout time and in quite a few disciplines.
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Download E-books Lovecraft Annual No. 1 (2007) PDF

Lovecraft Annual No. 1 [2007]
New Scholarship on H. P. Lovecraft
Edited through S. T. Joshi
New York: Hippocampus Press

ISSN 1935-6102

Table of contents

* Lovecraft learn This, Darrell Schweitzer
* Lovecraft and Lawrence Face the Hidden Gods: variations of Pan in “The color out of Space” and St. Mawr, Robert H. Waugh
* thoughts of Sonia H. Greene Davis, Martin H. Kopp
* Letters to Lee McBride White, H. P. Lovecraft
* The unfavourable Mystics of the Mechanistic chic: Walter Benjamin and Lovecraft’s Cosmicism, Jeff Lacy and Steven J. Zani
* cohesion in range: Fungi from Yuggoth as a Unified environment, Phillip A. Ellis
* “They Have Conquered Dream”: A. Merritt’s “The Face within the Abyss” and H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Mound”, Peter Levi
* The Master’s Eyes Shining with secrets and techniques: H. P. Lovecraft’s impression on Thomas Ligotti, Matt Cardin
* Thomas Ligotti’s Metafictional Mapping: The Allegory of "The final dinner party of Harlequin", John Langan
* stories
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Download E-books Horn! The Collected Reviews PDF

By Kevin Thomas

So much reviewers take hundreds of thousands of phrases to do what Kevin Thomas does in 9 exquisitely distinctive black-and-white panels. utilizing his alluring illustrations and not more than a handful of phrases, week via week Thomas decrypts one of the most fascinating books of our day for readers of The Rumpus: now eighty-five of his favorites are amassed in a single volume.

Fiction and non-fiction, state of the art and well known books; the single caliber those works have in universal is that they’ve attracted Thomas’ remarkably perceptive gaze and pen. it is a paean to interpreting through a completely unjaded, dedicated novice of the artwork, heavily appreciative of every book’s specified attributes. The works he selects are ones he admires: and he excels at conveying the buzz and admire they encourage in him. What a listing he’s compiled: Jonathan Lethem, Jim Shepard, Rachel Kushner, Renata Adler, Georges Perec, David Graeber, Julian Assange, George Saunders, Hilton Als, Oliver Sacks, Cheryl Strayed, Dennis Cooper and Jennifer Egan are only the various authors whose paintings is the following brilliantly distilled.

Visual haikus toward meditative poetry than conventional feedback, Thomas’ unforgettable, evocative drawings frequently have the capacity to encapsulate the essence of a booklet much better than a 2,000 notice essay in our prime journals. have a look for your self.
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