Download Samuel Beckett : debts and legacies by Erik Tonning & Matthew Feldman & Matthijs Engelberts PDF

By Erik Tonning & Matthew Feldman & Matthijs Engelberts

ISBN-10: 9042031662

ISBN-13: 9789042031661

This quantity features a collection of articles introduced over 5 years (2005-2009) of an annual seminar hosted through the collage of Oxford, and chaired through Matthew Feldmand and Erik Tonning. The booklet has focussed upon Beckett's formative highbrow improvement (particularly within the Nineteen Thirties) and his next effect throughout a number of cultural fields ((particularly because the Fifties)

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Download The Years of Talking Dangerously by Geoffrey Nunberg PDF

By Geoffrey Nunberg

ISBN-10: 1586487450

ISBN-13: 9781586487454

“There hasn't ever been,” Nunberg writes, “an age as cautious as ours of the tips phrases can play, obscuring differences and smoothing over the corrugations of the particular world.... but as advertisers and agents be aware of, our distrust of phrases doesn’t inoculate us opposed to them.” those are the years of conversing dangerously, and Nunberg is a certain consultant to the pitfalls. With illuminating intelligence and devastating humor, Nunberg decodes the altering syntax of Time journal, explains why grammar buffs are attracted to sarcasm, and deftly unpacks the telling words of our nationwide dialog, from revolutionary to elite to change—not to say nationwide dialog itself.

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Download Risk, Information and Insurance: Essays in the Memory of by Henri Loubergé (auth.), Professeur Henri Loubergé (eds.) PDF

By Henri Loubergé (auth.), Professeur Henri Loubergé (eds.)

ISBN-10: 940107478X

ISBN-13: 9789401074780

Orio Giarini The "Geneva organization" (International organization for the examine of threat and coverage Economics) was once based in 1973. the most target was once to stimulate and arrange target learn within the box of probability, uncertainty, and assurance, in an international during which such concerns have been essentially changing into of larger and larger relevance for all fiscal actors. This was once a pioneer­ ing attempt, in particular as financial idea and the educating of economics have been nonetheless anchored to the foremost idea of normal equilibrium less than an assumption of simple task. hence, we needed to commence our paintings virtually from scratch. one of many first tasks was once to compile in Geneva, in June of 1973, the entire lecturers in Europe already all for possibility and coverage economics. We discovered 8 from 5 various nations who by no means had met earlier than. This seminar chaired by way of Raymond Barre, the 1st president of The Geneva organization, was once the 1st of an annual sequence that grew to become referred to as the seminar of "The ecu team of danger and assurance Economists." considering the fact that then greater than a hundred economists from so much ecu international locations in addition to contributors from different continents and particularly from the USA have taken half during this seminar.

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Download Cleopatra's Nose: Essays on the Unexpected by Daniel J. Boorstin PDF

By Daniel J. Boorstin

ISBN-10: 0679435050

ISBN-13: 9780679435051

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Discoverers demonstrates the reality in the back of the aphorism that if Cleopatra's nostril were shorter, the face of the realm may were replaced. Boorstin is going directly to discover the weather of coincidence, improvisation and contradiction on the center of yank associations and ideology.

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Download Dissent and Marginality: Essays on the Borders of Literature by Kiyoshi Tsuchiya PDF

By Kiyoshi Tsuchiya

ISBN-10: 1349259381

ISBN-13: 9781349259380

Twelve essays responding to the proposed name, 'Dissent and Marginality', each one with a particular point of view and sturdy examine, are introduced jointly the following. the gathering contains the old and modern dimensions, tracing again non secular, philosophical or social dissent in our heritage and addressing the difficulty of race, gender, sexuality and other kinds of marginalization of our postmodern instances. It deals a teach of good interpreting to theologians, literary, cultural or social critics and historians.

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Download Reshaping the British Constitution: Essays in Political by Nevil Johnson (auth.) PDF

By Nevil Johnson (auth.)

ISBN-10: 0333946200

ISBN-13: 9780333946206

Reshaping the British structure offers a full of life critique of the deformations of Britain's frequent structure and why it could actually no longer successfully stem the expansion of a centralized political authority. in this origin it offers a serious description and overview of contemporary constitutional alterations together with devolution, condo of Lords reform, human rights and the encroachment of the ecu Union. Nevil Johnson means that because the reform programme has rested on pragmatic political expediency instead of on coherent brooding about constitutional ideas, it truly is prone to increase the primary deformations of the conventional constitution.

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Download La route antique des hommes pervers by René Girard PDF

By René Girard

ISBN-10: 2246351111

ISBN-13: 9782246351115

Activity est le véritable bouc émissaire de los angeles société à laquelle il appartient et qui voit en lui un homme pervers à éliminer. Il permet ainsi à René Girard d'affiner le schéma qui était au coeur de ses livres précédents, mais il fonctionne aussi et surtout comme un modèle pour comprendre notre modernité dans ce qu'elle a de plus terrible : le totalitarisme. Pour los angeles première fois en effet, René Girard s'attaque au monde contemporain, et démonte le mécanisme du procès totalitaire en insistant sur ce qui lui est essentiel et nécessaire : l'aveu de l. a. victime. Pourquoi faut-il que l'accusé confesse une culpabilité dont tout le monde sait qu'elle est fausse ? Ces parodies judiciaires, qui vont de pair avec le culte de los angeles personnalité, suggèrent une rechute dans des formes de socialité mensongères et violentes. C'est tout un ensemble primitif qui reparaît dans le totalitarisme moderne, plus dangereux encore.

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Download El laberinto de la soledad by Octavio Paz PDF

By Octavio Paz

Desde 1950, año de su primera edición, El laberinto de l. a. soledad es sin duda una obra magistral del ensayo en lengua española y un texto ineludible para comprender los angeles esencia de los angeles individualidad mexicana. Octavio Paz (1914-1998) analiza con singular penetración expresiones, actitudes y preferencias distintivas para llegar al fondo anímico en el que se han originado: en todas sus dimensiones, en su pasado y en su presente, el mexicano se revela como un ser cargado de tradición. Las "secretas raíces" descubren ligaduras que atan al hombre con su cultura, adiestran sus reacciones y sustentan l. a. armazón definitiva de l. a. espiritualidad mexicana.

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