Category «Essays»

The Deep Zoo by Rikki Ducornet

By Rikki Ducornet

Included in Library Journal’s "25 Key Indie Fiction Titles, Fall 2014-Winter 2015"

Within the writer's lifestyles, phrases and issues collect energy. For Borges it's the tiger and the colour pink, for Cortázar a couple of amorous lions, and for an early Egyptian scribe the monarch butterfly that metamorphosed into the foremost of existence. Ducornet names those powers The Deep Zoo. Her essays take us from the wonderful bestiary of Aloys Zötl to Abu Ghraib, from the tree of existence to Sade's Silling fort, from The Epic of Gilgamesh to digital fact. Says Ducornet, "To write with the impossible to resist ink of tigers and the uncaging of our personal Deep Zoo, we have to be attentive and fearless—above all very curious—and all on the related time."

"Ducornet’s ability at drawing unforeseen connections, and her skill to maneuver among outrage and meditativeness, are gripping to behold."— Star Tribune

"This choice of essays meditates on paintings, mysticism, and extra; it’ll go away a reader with lots to ponder."— Vol. 1 Brooklyn

"Rikki Ducornet's new assortment The Deep Zoo is full of shrewdpermanent and astounding essays that discover our connections to the area via art."— Largehearted Boy

““The Deep Zoo” acts as a type of foundational textual content, a lens to view her paintings and the opposite essays via. . . Subversive at center and acutely perceptive.”— Numero Cinq

"Ducornet strikes among those features of human event with otherworldly grace, developing impressive parallels and institutions. . . The Deep Zoo is a testomony to her acrobatic intelligence and unflinching interest. Ducornet not just trusts the unconscious, she celebrates and interrogates it."— The Heavy Feather

“What struck me such a lot approximately this assortment, and what i'm convinced will pull me again to it back, is Ducornet’s seen ardour for all times. She is . . . attentive, fearless, and curious. And for 100 pages we get to work out the way it feels to exist like that, what it’s wish to imagine significantly and nonetheless be open to the world.”— Cleaver Magazine

“Rikki Ducornet is imagination’s emissary to this mundane world.”—Stephen Sparks, eco-friendly Apple Books at the Park

"This booklet is just like the mystery on the middle of the realm; I've placed different books aside."—Anne Germanacos, writer of Tribute

Praise for Rikki Ducornet

"A novelist whose vocabulary sweats with a type of lyrical heat."— The manhattan Times

"Linguistically explosive . . . the most attention-grabbing American writers around."— The Nation

"Ducornet—surrealist, absurdist, natural anarchist at times—is one in every of our such a lot comprehensive writers, adept at seizing at the excellent information and writing with emotion and funky detachment simultaneously."—Jeff Vandermeer

"A precise mix of the sensible and outstanding, a girl both alive to the probabilities of pleasure and the need of political accountability, a creature—à los angeles Shakespeare's Cleopatra—of 'infinite variety,' Ducornet is a author of notable energy, in whose books 'rigor and imagination' (her watchwords) practice with the grace and bold of high-wire acrobats."—Laura Mullen, BOMB Magazine

"The perversity, decadence, or even the depravity that Ducornet renders the following believe explosively clean simply because their assets are proposal and emotion, now not the physique, and eventually there's a few pathos too."— The Boston Globe

"Ducornet's ability at drawing unforeseen connections, and her skill to maneuver among outrage and meditativeness, are gripping to behold."—Tobias Carroll, Star Tribune

"This choice of essays meditates on paintings, mysticism, and extra; it'll go away a reader with lots to ponder."— Vol. 1 Brooklyn

"Rikki Ducornet's new assortment The Deep Zoo is full of clever and amazing essays that discover our connections to the realm via art."— Largehearted Boy

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Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray

By Janisse Ray

Janisse Ray grew up in a junkyard alongside U.S. street 1, hidden from Florida-bound tourists by means of the hedge on the fringe of the line and via hulks of previous vehicles and stacks of blown-out tires. Ecology of a Cracker youth tells how a adolescence spent in rural isolation and steeped in non secular fundamentalism grew right into a ardour to avoid wasting the just about vanished longleaf pine atmosphere that when coated the South. In language instantaneously colloquial, elegiac, and informative, Ray redeems Souths. "Suffused with an identical history-haunted feel of loss that imprints quite a bit of the South and its literature. What units Ecology of a Cracker adolescence aside is the formidable and arresting venture implied in its name. . . . Heartfelt and refreshing." - the hot York instances e-book evaluate.

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Confronting the Classics by Mary Beard

By Mary Beard

Drawing on thirty years of writing approximately Greek and Roman background, Mary Beard takes us on a thrilling trip throughout the striking riches of the classical history, and why it nonetheless concerns. Mary Beard is without doubt one of the world's best-known classicists - a super educational, with a unprecedented reward for speaking with a large viewers either although her television providing and her books. In a chain of gleaming essays, she explores our wealthy classical historical past - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing a few larger-than-life characters of classical historical past, akin to Alexander the good, Nero and Boudicca. She additionally invitations you into the locations the place Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and divulges the customarily hidden global of slaves. She brings again to lifestyles a number of the maximum writers of antiquity - together with Thucydides, Cicero and Tacitus - and takes a clean examine either scholarly controversies and well known interpretations of the traditional international, from "The Golden Bough" to "Asterix". The fruit of over thirty years on the earth of classical scholarship, "Classical Traditions" captures the realm of antiquity and its glossy importance with wit, verve and scholarly services.

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Advances in Econometrics, Income Distribution and Scientific by Edmond Malinvaud (auth.), Prof. Daniel J. Slottje (eds.)

By Edmond Malinvaud (auth.), Prof. Daniel J. Slottje (eds.)

Articles on econometric method with certain connection with the quantification of poverty and monetary inequality are provided during this ebook. Poverty and inequality dimension current designated difficulties to the econometrician, and every one of these papers examine tips to assault these problems.
The issues and contributions within the ebook are an excellent illustration of Camilo Dagum's unbelievable variety of pursuits and total eclecticism. a number of of the authors are best pioneers in econometric technique. numerous others are pioneers in monetary concept and others are the major utilized economists in source of revenue distribution research on the planet. the themes adequately replicate Camilo Dagum's breadth of realizing throughout varios financial sub-fields, all advanced in nature.

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The Current State of the Coherence Theory: Critical Essays by John W. Bender (auth.), John W. Bender (eds.)

By John W. Bender (auth.), John W. Bender (eds.)

The subtitle of this booklet might be learn as a qualification up to an elaboration of the name. If the objective have been completeness, then this ebook could have incorporated essays at the paintings of different philosophers corresponding to Wilfrid Sellars, Nicholas Rescher, Donald Davidson, Gilbert Harman and Michael Williams. even though it will be improper to claim that every of those writers has set forth a model of the coherence conception of justification and data, it truly is transparent that their paintings is at once proper, and response to it can simply fill a better half quantity. This e-book concentrates, notwithstanding, at the theories of Keith Lehrer and Laurence BonJour, and that i doubt that any epistemologist could deny that they're shortly the 2 best proponents of coherentism. A certain indication of this was once the benefit with which the papers during this quantity have been solicited and added. the various authors represented the following have been prepared, ready, and excited to hitch within the dialogue of BonJour's and Lehrer's contemporary writings. I thank every one in my opinion for agreeing so freely to give a contribution. all the essays yet are released for the 1st time right here. Marshall Swain's and Alvin Goldman's papers have been initially awarded at a symposium on BonJour's The constitution of Empirical wisdom on the annual assembly of the valuable department of the yankee Philosophical organization, Chicago, Illinois, in April, 1987.

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The Size of Thoughts: Essays and Other Lumber by Nicholson Baker

By Nicholson Baker

The measurement of Thoughts, a suite of essays that experience seemed within the New Yorker and different guides, comprises one never-before-published piece at the international of electronics. The essays rejoice the joy--and beautiful details--of every thing from library card catalogs and examining aloud to the importance of wine stains on a tablecloth.

Baker turns any topic, from feeding a baby to mobile intercourse, into literature with a method that's sparklingly unique, often attractive, and constantly thought-provoking. the dimensions of concepts, via its different forays into the nation-states of the neglected, the underfunded, and the wrongfully scrapped, is a humorous publication via essentially the most certain stylists and thinkers of out time.

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