Posts in category: Essays
By Matthew H. Nitecki, Doris V. Nitecki
By Isaiah Berlin
Isaiah Berlin was once one of many best thinkers of our time and one in every of its most interesting writers. the right kind examine of Mankind brings jointly his so much celebrated writing: the following the reader will locate Berlin's well-known essay on Tolstoy, "The Hedgehog and the Fox"; his penetrating images of contemporaries from Pasternak and Akhmatova to Churchill and Roosevelt; his essays on liberty and his exposition of pluralism; his safeguard of philosophy and background opposed to assimilation to medical strategy; and his fantastic reviews of such highbrow originals as Machiavelli, Vico, and Herder.
By Jon Ronson
New York Timesbestselling writer of The Psychopath Test Jon Ronson writes in regards to the darkish, uncanny facets of humanity with readability and humor. Lost at Seanow with new materialreveals how deep our collective craziness lies, even within the such a lot mundane circumstances.
Ronson investigates the unusual issues we’re keen to think in, from robots programmed with our enjoyed ones’ personalities to indigo childrens to the Insane Clown Posse’s juggalo fanatics. He seems to be at usual lives that tackle remarkable views. between them: a pop singer whose maximum ardour is the arriving alien invasion, assisted-suicide practitioners, and an Alaskan town’s Christmas-induced highschool mass-murder plot. He explores a majority of these stories with a feeling of upper objective and universality, but they're tales no longer concerning the edge of society. they're approximately we all. Incisive and hilarious, poignant and maddening, revealing and disturbingRonson writes approximately our sleek international, and divulges how deep our collective craziness lies, and the chaos stirring on the fringe of our day-by-day lives.
By Nilanjana Roy
A distinct selection of essays from certainly one of India's best-loved critics
One of India's most generally learn reporters, Nilanjana Roy has been writing studies, columns, essays and contours for over 20 years. the woman Who Ate Books reinvents the easiest of those occasional items and weaves them including a suite of latest own essays. From early stories of dwelling in a home made up of books, to encounters with women and men who hoarded them, to the author's first flavor of the broadcast notice - this can be a memoir of analyzing, loving and residing with books like no different. Written in her understated yet unfailingly dependent sort, this can be an essential assortment in case you dwell to learn and skim to dwell.
By Alec Waugh
Alec Waugh first observed the West Indies on a visit around the international in 1926 while his send known as in at Guadeloupe. Fifteen months later he again for a protracted remain at Martinique; it used to be the start of a lifelong curiosity in those attention-grabbing islands that have been to supply him with the cloth for lots of books and articles. within the Sugar Islands, a booklet to be dipped into at rest, Mr. Waugh has chosen items from his writings, with the goal of compiling either a travelogue (there is a wealth of attention-grabbing details for the would-be traveler concerning the methods of lifestyles and customs of every island) and a chronological remark at the improvement of the islands over the last thirty years. The e-book is split into 4 components. within the first, the writer offers an idea of the historical past of the West Indies via drawing a close photograph of the vibrant lifetime of Martinique. He tells the tale of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the recognized pirates of Tortugja and the background of the lengthy massacre that preceeded the statement of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. the second one a part of the booklet includes 4 personality sketches, together with 3 tales of black magic, and sections take care of the person allure and curiosity of every of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico.
By Harold Bloom
Albert Camus's landmark existentialist novel strains the aftermath of a surprising crime and the fellow whose destiny is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. The Stranger provides readers with a brand new form of protagonist, a guy not able to go beyond the tedium and inherent absurdity of daily lifestyles in a global detached to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens. entire with an advent from grasp literary pupil Harold Bloom, this new version of full-length serious essays encompasses a chronology, bibliography, and index for simple reference.
By Jeff Nunokawa
“The starvation for a sense of connection that informs so much every thing I’ve written flows from a standard holiday in a typical middle, one I percentage with every person I’ve ever particularly known.”—Note Book
Every unmarried morning due to the fact early 2007, Princeton English professor Jeff Nunokawa has published a quick essay within the Notes component of his fb web page. frequently quite a few sentences yet by no means various paragraphs, those compelling literary and private meditations have raised the fb publish to an paintings shape, won hundreds of thousands of unswerving readers, and been featured within the New Yorker. In word publication, Nunokawa has chosen a few 250 of the main strong and remarkable of those essays, many followed by means of the snapshots initially published along them. the result's a brand new form of literary paintings for the age of electronic and social media, one who reimagines the essay’s efforts, at the very least considering the fact that Montaigne, to appreciate our universal situation via attempting to comprehend ourselves.
Ranging extensively, the essays usually commence with a citation from certainly one of Nunokawa’s favourite writers—George Eliot, Henry James, Gerard Manley Hopkins, W. H. Auden, Robert Frost, or James Merrill, to call a couple of. At different occasions, Nunokawa is simply as more likely to be discussing Joni Mitchell or Spanish football striker Fernando Torres.
Confessional and relocating, enlightening and interesting, word ebook is finally a profound mirrored image on loss and loneliness—and at the compensations that will be came upon via writing, literature, and connecting to others via social media.
By Heather A. McKay, David J. A. Clines
By Jennifer Wawrzinek, J.K.S. Makokha
Pt. 1. Border crossings, precarity, syncretism -- pt. 2. Dissidence, absence, transgression -- pt. three. Unhomeliness, diasporic narration, heterotopia -- pt. four. Language, borders, areas
By Hélène Cixous
A brand new assortment from some of the most recognized and influential French theorists.
These 15 essays – 6 formerly unpublished even in French and five released in English for the 1st time – span approximately forty years of Cixous’ writing. right here, she levels over literature, philosophy, politics and tradition in what she calls her ‘autobibliography’.