Category «Essays»

No Such Country: Essays toward Home (Sightline Books) by Elmar Lueth

By Elmar Lueth

No Such Countryexplores the assumption of home—but a house with out transparent limitations, a house in movement. A German who spent ten years within the U.S. and in addition witnessed the complexities of German reunification firsthand, Elmar Lueth writes approximately his proposal of domestic, its form and texture, which has shifted in unforeseen and infrequently startling methods. The autobiographical essays right here specialize in those shifts, tracing the geographical and mental borders Lueth has crossed among the united states, western Germany, and jap Germany. He writes approximately his family's enterprise in Germany and examines his ties to this practice whilst he lives an ocean aside, learning and instructing the intricacies of a overseas language within the U.S. one other essay revisits a ferry trip around the Elbe, which previously marked the border among East and West Germany and now turns into the location of a mental trip that the writer embarks on along with his father, right into a house neither of them anticipated to go into. different essays discover this area and try and map its many dimensions, taking readers into the streets of the recent Berlin or tracing the tricky legacy of the Holocaust. those are fantastically written and quietly compelling own essays approximately kinfolk, language and conversation, paintings, love and marriage, domestic, background, reminiscence, and belonging. Lueth's trips will curiosity someone who lives or works on the intersection of other areas, languages, or cultures.

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Living Color: Painting, Writing, and the Bones of Seeing by Natalie Goldberg

By Natalie Goldberg

From fill-in paintings journals to self-help books on creativity, greater than ever the general public is striving to convey inventive enlightenment into their daily lives.

In Living Color, one of many country's such a lot celebrated writers expounds on her personal route to creative concept. adapted to a brand new iteration of aspiring creatives, this revised and improved version pairs thirteen of Goldberg's attractive and inspiring essays with seventy five of her work and 22 never-before-shared inventive routines. This well timed re-publication will communicate instantly to the guts of readers far and wide who are looking to holiday down inventive limitations or discover their creativity anew.

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Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace

By David Foster Wallace

Do lobsters suppose soreness? Did Franz Kafka have a humorous bone? what's John Updike's deal, besides? And what occurs while grownup video starlets meet their enthusiasts in individual? David Foster Wallace solutions those questions and extra in essays which are additionally enchanting narrative adventures. even if protecting the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars among dictionary writers, or confronting the World's biggest Lobster Cooker on the annual Maine Lobster competition, Wallace initiatives a high quality of suggestion that's uniquely his and a voice as robust and precise as any in American letters.

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Aggregation, Consumption and Trade: Essays in Honor of H.S. by Louis Philips, Lester D. Taylor (auth.), Louis Phlips,

By Louis Philips, Lester D. Taylor (auth.), Louis Phlips, Lester D. Taylor (eds.)

During this testomony to the celebrated profession of H.S. Houthakker a few Professor Houthakker's buddies, former colleagues and previous scholars provide essays which construct upon and expand his many contributions to economics in aggregation, intake, development and alternate. one of the exotic individuals are Paul Samuelson, Werner Hildenbrand, John Muellbauer and Lester Telser. The e-book additionally comprises 4 formerly unpublished papers and notes via its distinct dedicatee.

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El oficio ajeno by Primo Levi

By Primo Levi

«Mi casa se caracteriza por l. a. ausencia de caracterización. Se asemeja a muchas otras casas casi señoriales de principios de siglo, construidas en ladrillo antes de l. a. impossible to resist irrupción del hormigón armado; carece casi por completo de ornamentos, si exceptuamos algunas tímidas reminiscencias Liberty en las chambranas que coronan las ventanas, y en las puertas de madera que se asoman a los angeles escalera. Es austera y funcional, inexpresiva y sólida: lo demostró durante el último conflicto, cuando soportó todos los bombardeos, superándolos únicamente con algunos daños en los cerramientos y alguna que otra grieta, que luce todavía con el orgullo con que un veterano lleva sus cicatrices».Este libro de Primo Levi cuenta con l. a. misma disposición de espíritu que da vida al hábito psychological científico, a los angeles mesura del escritor y del moralista.

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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays by Mary Oliver

By Mary Oliver

The Truro undergo and different Adventures, a better half quantity to Owls and different Fantasies and Blue Iris, brings jointly ten new poems, thirty-five of Oliver's vintage poems, and essays all approximately mammals, bugs, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all types: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, after all, her cherished yet disobedient little puppy, Percy.

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What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures by Malcolm Gladwell

By Malcolm Gladwell

What's the distinction among choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of types of mustard-but just one number of ketchup? What do soccer gamers educate us approximately tips on how to rent lecturers? What does hair dye let us know concerning the background of the twentieth century?

In the prior decade, Malcolm Gladwell has written 3 books that experience noticeably replaced how we comprehend our global and ourselves: The Tipping aspect; Blink; and Outliers. Now, in What the puppy Saw, he brings jointly, for the 1st time, the easiest of his writing from The New Yorker over a similar period.

Here is the bittersweet story of the inventor of the contraception tablet, and the awesome innovations of the pasta sauce pioneer Howard Moscowitz. Gladwell sits with Ron Popeil, the king of the yankee kitchen, as he sells rotisserie ovens, and divines the secrets and techniques of Cesar Millan, the "dog whisperer" who can calm savage animals with the contact of his hand. He explores intelligence assessments and ethnic profiling and "hindsight bias" and why it was once that everybody in Silicon Valley as soon as tripped over themselves to rent a similar university graduate.

"Good writing," Gladwell says in his preface, "does now not prevail or fail at the energy of its skill to cajole. It succeeds or fails at the energy of its skill to have interaction you, to make you're thinking that, to provide you a glimpse into somebody else's head." What the puppy Saw is one more instance of the buoyant spirit and unflagging interest that experience made Malcolm Gladwell our so much magnificent investigator of the hidden impressive.

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Tres guineas by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

Me desagrada dejar sin contestación una carta tan impressive como los angeles suya, una carta que quizá sea única en l. a. historia de l. a. humana correspondencia, pues ¿cuándo se ha dado el caso, anteriormente, de que un hombre culto pregunte a una mujer cuál es los angeles manera, en su opinión, de evitar los angeles guerra?

Así empieza este espléndido ensayo de Virginia Woolf, planteado como repuesta a las preguntas de un caballero que pedía su opinión sobre las maneras de evitar los angeles Segunda Guerra Mundial. Como period routine en ella, l. a. gran autora aprovecha esta ocasión para analizar en profundidad los angeles discriminación de que period víctima l. a. mujer y reivindicar el derecho a tener los angeles misma educación y oportunidades profesionales que el hombre. Solo así se llegaría a l. a. realidad de un mundo racional y pacífico, donde una dama podría contestar libremente a cualquier pregunta.

Setenta y cinco años después de su primera publicación, Tres guineas , que puede leerse como una elaboración de los temasya planteados en Un cuarto propio, es un texto que aun se disfruta con placer e interés, y no solo por los angeles espléndida prosa de Virginia Woolf, sino también por su vigencia: si es verdad que hoy en día las mujeres en Occidente hablan y opinan, l. a. voz que las oye aun es los angeles de un caballero que no ha aprendido a escuchar.

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