A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy)

By Steven M. Emmanuel

A better half to Buddhist Philosophy is the main finished unmarried quantity at the topic to be had; it bargains the very newest scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of crucial rules, difficulties, and debates within the background of Buddhist philosophy.

• Encompasses the broadest therapy of Buddhist philosophy to be had, protecting social and political suggestion, meditation, ecology and modern matters and applications

• every one part includes overviews and state of the art scholarship that expands readers realizing of the breadth and variety of Buddhist thought

• vast assurance of subject matters permits flexibility  to teachers in making a syllabus

• Essays offer priceless replacement philosophical views on subject matters to these to be had in Western traditions

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Venices (Pushkin Collection)

By Paul Morand

"It is after experiencing lifestyles that i've got lower back right here to contemplate myself."
Paul Morand was once a diplomat, vacationer, socialite and the most erudite and unique writers of the 20th century. Venices is his more often than not unconventional autobiography: an evocative account of a notable existence lived surrounded via the extraordinary. Its poised, impressionistic, poetically bright scenes upload up year-by- 12 months to a wealthy meditation, packed with astonish- ing pictures and stories, pleasure in addition to melancholy.

notwithstanding Morand's recognition used to be marred for years by means of his involvement with the collaborationist Vichy govt, this booklet, in its easy beauty, demonstrates why his impression has been so nice. The thread that holds it taut all through is Venice, town to which Morand continually returned.

Pushkin assortment variations function a spare, dependent sequence type and more suitable, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top rate White Paper and notch-bound by means of the independently owned printer TJ overseas in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are published on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and wooded area Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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On Poets and Others

The Nobel Prize–winning poet and guy of letters Octavio Paz used to be additionally an excellent reader of different writers, and this publication selects his top severe essays from over 3 many years. within the 16 items gathered right here, Paz discusses quite a lot of poets and writers, either American and overseas, from Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to William Carlos Williams; from Fyodor Dostoevsky to Luis Buñuel to Alexander Solzhenitsyn; and from Charles Baudelaire to Jean-Paul Sartre, André Breton, and Henri Michaux.

Paz writes, “I think writer’s perspective to language could be that of a lover: constancy and, while, an absence of recognize for the loved item. Veneration and transgression.” while this unique philosopher meets those writers, every one essay is an event of the mind.

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Vamps & Tramps: New Essays

By Camille Paglia

The bestselling writer of Sexual Personae and intercourse, paintings, and American tradition is again with a fiery new number of essays on every thing from paintings and megastar to homosexual activism, Lorena Bobbitt to invoice and Hillary. those essays have by no means seemed in e-book shape, and lots of could be showing in print for the 1st time.

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The Cinema of Cruelty: From Buñuel to Hitchcock

By André Bazin

Perhaps the one most crucial voice of cinema within the 20th century, André Bazin profoundly motivated the improvement of the scholarship that we all know now as movie feedback. Bazin has acutely analyzed the cinematic values of our time, extending to his foreign audiences “the effect of artwork for the certainty and discrimination of his readers.”

The intensity and common sense of his remark has increased movie feedback to new heights. The attractiveness of André Bazin keeps to develop as his writings are released and studied by means of filmmakers and filmgoers alike. sometimes called the Edmund Wilson of movie, Bazin was once greater than a critic. “He made me see sure elements of my paintings that i used to be unaware of,” stated Luis Buñuel. “He used to be our conscience,” wrote Jean Renoir. “He used to be a philosopher in action,” echoed François Truffaut.

In The Cinema of Cruelty, François Truffaut, one in all France’s so much celebrated and flexible filmmakers, has accumulated Bazin’s writings on six movie “greats”: Erich von Stroheim, Carl Dreyer, Preston Sturges, Luis Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock, and Akira Kurosawa. the result's an immense choice of movie criticism.

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Orson Welles: The Pocket Essential Guide (Revised and Updated Edition)

By Martin Fitzgerald

Overview

A fats man with a deep voice who drank loads of sherry? An unreliable film-maker who continually went through the years and over price range? probably the most cutting edge storytellers of the century? He was once all of this and more.

Welles stunned Broadway together with his all-black voodoo model of Macbeth, challenged the USA executive together with his construction of The Cradle Will Rock, terrified the US together with his spoof radio broadcast of The conflict of the Worlds, after which on the gentle age of 26, directed what many folks contemplate the best American movie ever made: Citizen Kane.

What's during this Pocket crucial consultant? in addition to an introductory essay, every one of Welles's motion pictures is separately reviewed and analysed, and there's a convenient multimedia reference guide.

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Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food

By Wendell Berry

Only a farmer may well delve so deeply into the origins of meals, and just a author of Wendell Berry’s quality may show it with such conviction and eloquence. lengthy prior to complete meals natural produce used to be on hand at your neighborhood grocery store, Berry used to be farming with the purity of nutrients in brain. For the final 5 many years, Berry has embodied aware consuming via his land practices and his writing. In attractiveness of that impression, Michael Pollan right here bargains an creation to this excellent collection.

Drawn from over thirty years of labor, this assortment joins bestsellers The Omnivore’s Dilemma, via Pollan, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by way of Barbara Kingsolver, as crucial analyzing for somebody who cares approximately what they consume. The essays handle such matters as: How does natural degree up opposed to in the community grown? What are the variations among small and massive farms, and the way does that impact what you set in your dinner desk? What are you able to do to help sustainable agriculture?

A progenitor of the gradual foodstuff move, Wendell Berry reminds us all to make the effort to appreciate the fundamentals of what we ingest. “Eating is an agriculture act,” he writes. certainly, we're all avid gamers within the meals economy.

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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

By Zadie Smith

"[These essays] mirror a full of life, unselfconscious, rigorous, erudite, and earnestly open brain that is busy refining its view of lifestyles, literature, and greatly in between."
-Los Angeles Times

cut up into 5 sections-Reading, Being, Seeing, Feeling, and Remembering--Changing My Mind reveals Zadie Smith casting an acute eye over fabric either own and cultural. This enticing selection of essays-some released right here for the 1st time-reveals Smith as a passionate and particular essayist, both at domestic on this planet of serious books and undesirable video clips, kin and philosophy, British comedians and Italian divas. no matter if writing on Katherine Hepburn, Kafka, Anna Magnani, or Zora Neale Hurston, she brings deft care to the paintings of feedback with a mode either sympathetic and insightful. Changing My Mind is journalism at its so much expansive, clever, and funny-a present to readers and writers either.

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Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot

By Martin W. Sandler

Stories that heritage forgot…but readers will remember

“The in basic terms factor new within the world,” acknowledged Harry S. Truman, “is the background you don't know.” during this clean and engaging choice of historic vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to reminiscence vital occasions, humans, and advancements which have been misplaced to time. 

Though slightly recognized at the present time, those are significant ancient tales, from Ziryab, an eighth-century black slave whose impact on tune, food, type, and manners nonetheless reverberates, to Cahokia, a twelfth century urban north of the Rio Grande, which at its zenith contained a inhabitants anticipated to were as excessive as 40,000 (more than any modern eu city), to the worst peacetime maritime catastrophe ever, the explosion and sinking of the Sultana at the Mississippi in 1865.

These stories are faraway from trivialities; they light up little-known American and international achievements, ingenuity, heroics, error, and tragedies that modified the process heritage and resonate today.

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