Category «Essays»

The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental by Bill Buford, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, M. F. K. Fisher

By Bill Buford, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, M. F. K. Fisher

A culinary vintage at the joys of the table--written through the connoisseur who so famously said, "Tell me what you consume, and that i will inform you what you are"--in a good-looking new version of M. F. ok. Fisher's uncommon translation and with a brand new creation through invoice Buford.

First released in France in 1825 and consistently in print ever considering, The body structure of flavor is a old, philosophical, and finally Epicurean choice of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on every thing and something gastronomical. Brillat-Savarin, who spent his days consuming throughout the famed nutrients capital of Dijon, lent a wise, exuberant, and comically witty voice to culinary concerns that also resonate at the present time: the increase of the vacation spot eating place, vitamin and weight, digestion, and flavor and sensibility.

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The Metastases of Enjoyment: Six Essays on Woman and by Slavoj Zizek

By Slavoj Zizek

The hot adventure of the Yugoslav conflict and the increase of "irrational" violence in modern societies presents the theoretical and political context of this e-book, which makes use of Lacanian psychoanalysis because the foundation for a renewal of the Marxist idea of ideology. The author's research leads right into a examine of the determine of girl in glossy artwork and beliefs, together with experiences of "The Crying video game" and the movies of David Lynch, and the hyperlinks among violence and power/gender family members.

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Brain, Mind and Consciousness in the History of Neuroscience

This quantity of essays examines the matter of brain, taking a look at how the matter has looked as if it would neuroscientists (in the widest feel) from classical antiquity via to modern occasions. starting with a glance at ventricular neuropsychology in antiquity, this booklet is going directly to examine Spinozan principles at the hyperlinks among brain and physique, Thomas Willis and the root of Neurology, Hooke’s mechanical version of the brain and Joseph Priestley’s method of the mind-body problem.

The quantity bargains a bankruptcy at the nineteenth century Ottoman point of view on western considering. additional chapters hint the paintings of 19th century students together with George Henry Lewes, Herbert Spencer and Emil du Bois-Reymond. The publication covers major paintings from the 20th century, together with an exam of Alfred North Whitehead and the historical past of recognition, and specific awareness is given to the improvement of quantum recognition. Chapters on slavery and the self and the advance of an knowing of Dualism convey this exam brand new at the most modern twenty first century paintings within the field.

At the guts of this publication is the problem of the way we outline the matter of attention itself: has there been any growth in our knowing of the operating of brain and mind? This paintings on the interface among technological know-how and the arts will attract specialists from throughout many fields who desire to enhance their figuring out of the matter of attention, together with students of Neuroscience, Behavioural technological know-how and the background of technological know-how.

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Anatomia de un instante Anatomy of a Moment (Spanish by Javier Cercas

By Javier Cercas

«Este libro es un ensayo en forma de crónica o una crónica en forma de ensayo. Este libro no es una ficción. Este libro es los angeles anatomía de un instante: el instante en que Adolfo Suárez permaneció sentado en los angeles tarde del 23 de febrero de 1981, mientras las balas de los golpistas zumbaban a su alrededor en el hemiciclo del Congreso de los Diputados y todos los demás parlamentarios -todos menos dos: el basic Gutiérrez Mellado y Santiago Carrillo- buscaban refugio bajo sus escaños. Este libro es l. a. crónica de ese gesto y l. a. crónica de un golpe de estado y l. a. crónica de unos años decisivos en los angeles historia de España. Este libro es un libro inclasificable. Un libro único.» Javier Cercas ENGLISH DESCRIPTION a colourful, demanding, and targeted story that starts examining like a criminal offense novel and finally ends up like a piece of terror. “This ebook is an essay within the kind of a chronicle, or a chronicle within the type of an essay. This e-book is the anatomy of an quick: the moment within which Adolfo Suárez stayed seated at the afternoon of February 23, 1981, whereas the bullets of the coup whizzed round him at the ground of the home of Representatives and all of the different contributors of Parliament—all other than : common Gutiérrez Mellado and Santiago Carrillo—sought safe haven below their seats. This booklet is the account of a coup d’état and the document of a few decisive years within the historical past of Spain. This publication is an unclassifiable booklet. a different book.” —Javier Cercas

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Small Wonder by Barbara Kingsolver

By Barbara Kingsolver

'On my table sits a gorgeous engraving, released in one other century, that delivers me: "Out of the chaos the long run emerges in concord and beauty." supplies and prayers include their very own sorts of solution, as consecrated aspiration. i want this one now...' In her new essay assortment, written within the aftermath of September eleventh, the writer of excessive Tide In Tucson and The Poisonwood Bible brings to us out of 1 of history's darker moments a longer love track to the realm we nonetheless have. From its starting parable gleaned from fresh information a couple of misplaced baby stored in an marvelous approach, the publication strikes directly to give some thought to a global of unusual and hopeful customers starting from an artistic conservation scheme in a distant jungle to the yard flock of chickens tended by way of the author's small daughter

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The Decadent Cookbook: Recipies of Excess and Obsession by Medlar Lucan

By Medlar Lucan

The spirits of Caligula and the Marquis de Sade hang-out this viciously witty send-up of "la grande bouffe." The morbid minded and the terminally degenerate will particularly get pleasure from such scandalous chapters as "I Can suggest the Poodle" and "Blood, the very important Ingredient." The decadent connoisseur can not help yet get it wrong with this celebrated choice of recipes, a terrific reward for the terminally degenerate.

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Skipping Towards Gomorrah by Dan Savage

By Dan Savage

In Skipping in the direction of Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits all of the Seven lethal Sins himself (or attempts to) and reveals these daily american citizens who take specific take pleasure in their sinful goals. between them:

Greed: Gamblers display secrets and techniques in the back of outrageous fortune.

Lust: "We're swingers!"-you won't think who's doing it.

Anger: Texans shoot off a few rounds after which hearken to Dan fireplace off on his personal approximately weapons, gun keep watch over, and the second one Amendment.

Combine a special heritage of the Seven lethal Sins, a brand new interpretation of the biblical tales of Sodom and Gomorrah, and adequate invoice Bennett, Robert Bork, Pat Buchanan, Dr. Laura, and invoice O'Reilly bashing to greater than make up for his or her incessant carping, and you've bought the main provocative publication of the autumn.

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