Five Faces of Modernity
Five Faces of Modernity is a series of semantic and cultural biographies of words that have taken on special significance in the last century and a half or so: modernity, avant-garde, decadence, kitsch, and postmodernism. The concept of modernity—the notion that we, the living, are different and somehow superior to our predecessors and that our civilization is likely to be succeeded by one even superior to ours—is a relatively recent Western invention and one whose time may already have passed, if we believe its postmodern challengers. Calinescu documents the rise of cultural modernity and, in tracing the shifting senses of the five terms under scrutiny, illustrates the intricate value judgments, conflicting orientations, and intellectual paradoxes to which it has given rise. Five Faces of Modernity attempts to do for the foundations of the modernist critical lexicon what earlier terminological studies have done for such complex categories as classicism, baroque, romanticism, realism, or symbolism and thereby fill a gap in literary scholarship. On another, more ambitious level, Calinescu deals at length with the larger issues, dilemmas, ideological tensions, and perplexities brought about by the assertion of modernity.
The Complete Rhyming Dictionary
This authoritative, comprehensive handbook contains virtually all the rhyming words possible in the English language and is a must for anyoe who works with words. Updated to meet the needs of today's wordsmiths, this reference work is easy to use.
Ut Granum Sinapis
The articles in this volume reflect the wide interest of the Jozef Ijsewijn. They cover a period of almost 300 years, from an early 15th-century commentary on Cicero's speeches to the oratory in the eighteenth-century Amsterdam Athenaeum of P. Francius.
The first book in the exhilarating new fantasy sequence from Joseph Delaney, the multi-million-selling author of The Spook's Apprentice. Welcome to Arena 13. Here warriors fight. Death is never far away . . . Leif has one ambition: to become the best fighter in the notorious Arena 13. Here, punters place wagers on which fighter will draw first blood. And in grudge matches, they bet on which fighter will die. But the country is terrorized by the creature Hob, an evil being who delights in torturing its people, displaying his devasting power by challenging an Arena 13 combatant in a fight to the death whenever he chooses. And this is exactly what Leif wants . . . For he knows Hob's crimes well. and at the heart of his ambition burns the desire for vengeance. Leif is going to take on the monster who destroyed his family. Even if it kills him.
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists
HYLAS. It is indeed something unusual; but my thoughts were so taken up with a subject I was discoursing of last night, that finding I could not sleep, I resolved to rise and take a turn in the garden. PHIL. It happened well, to let you see what innocent and agreeable pleasures you lose every morning. Can there be a pleasanter time of the day, or a more delightful season of the year? That purple sky, those wild but sweet notes of birds, the fragrant bloom upon the trees and flowers, the gentle influence of the rising sun, these and a thousand nameless beauties of nature inspire the soul with secret transports; its faculties too being at this time fresh and lively, are fit for those meditations, which the solitude of a garden and tranquillity of the morning naturally dispose us to. But I am afraid I interrupt your thoughts: for you seemed very intent on something. HYL. It is true, I was, and shall be obliged to you if you will permit me to go on in the same vein; not that I would by any means deprive myself of your company, for my thoughts always flow more easily in conversation with a friend, than when I am alone: but my request is, that you would suffer me to impart my reflexions to you. PHIL. With all my heart, it is what I should have requested myself if you had not prevented me. HYL. I was considering the odd fate of those men who have in all ages, through an affectation of being distinguished from the vulgar, or some unaccountable turn of thought, pretended either to believe nothing at all, or to believe the most extravagant things in the world. This however might be borne, if their paradoxes and scepticism did not draw after them some consequences of general disadvantage to mankind. But the mischief lieth here; that when men of less leisure see them who are supposed to have spent their whole time in the pursuits of knowledge professing an entire ignorance of all things, or advancing such notions as are repugnant to plain and commonly received principles, they will be tempted to entertain suspicions concerning the most important truths, which they had hitherto held sacred and unquestionable. PHIL. I entirely agree with you, as to the ill tendency of the affected doubts of some philosophers, and fantastical conceits of others. I am even so far gone of late in this way of thinking, that I have quitted several of the sublime notions I had got in their schools for vulgar opinions. And I give it you on my word; since this revolt from metaphysical notions to the plain dictates of nature and common sense, I find my understanding strangely enlightened, so that I can now easily comprehend a great many things which before were all mystery and riddle.
Clement s Biblical Exegesis
The twelve essays in this work explore various aspects of Clement’s hermeneutical theory and his exegetical practice, including his use of allegory and his interpretation of specific texts such as Proverbs, the Sermon on the Mount, and Pauline letters.
The First Wife
After twenty years of marriage, Rami discovers that her husband has been living a double--or rather, a quintuple--life. Tony, a senior police officer in Maputo, has apparently been supporting four other families for many years. Rami remains calm in the face of her husband's duplicity and plots to make an honest man out of him. After Tony is forced to marry the four other women--as well as an additional lover--according to polygamist custom, the rival lovers join together to declare their voices and demand their rights. In this brilliantly funny and feverishly scathing critique, a major work from Mozambique's first published female novelist, Paulina Chiziane explores her country's traditional culture, its values and hypocrisy, and the subjection of women the world over. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Georgia in Antiquity
BL The first full history of the ancient Georgia ever to be written outside Georgia itself BL Introduces substantial archaeological work carried out of the state of Georgia
M ditations Po tiques
Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1823 edition. Extrait: ...La mort m'entoure en vain de ses ombres funebres, Ma raison voit le jour a travers ses tenebres, C'est le dernier degre qui m'approche de toi, C'est le voile qui tombe entre ta face et moi. Hate pour moi, Seigneur, ce moment que j'implore, Ou, si dans tes secrets tu le retiens encore, Entends du haut du ciel le cri de mes besoins; L'atome et l'univers sont l'objet de tes soins, Des dons de ta bonte soutiens mon indigence, Nourris mon corps de pain, mon ame d'esperance, Rechauffe d'un regard de tes yeux tout-puissants; Mon esprit eclipse par l'ombre de mes sens; Et, comme le soleil aspire la rosee, Dans ton sein, a jamais, absorbe ma pensee. MEDITATION DIX-SEPTIEME..nttocrtfion. O Toi qui m'apparus dans ce desert du monde, Habitante du ciel, passagere en ces lieux! O toi qui fis briller dans cette nuit profonde Un rayon d'amour a mes yeux; A mes yeux etonnes montre-toi tout entiere, Dis-moi quel est ton nom, ton pays, ton destin. Ton berceau fut-il sur la terre? Ou n'es-tu qu'un souffle divin? Vas-tu revoir demain l'eternelle lumiere? Ou dans ce lieu d'exil, de deuil, et de misere, Dois-tu poursuivre encor ton penible chemin? Ah! quel que soit ton nom, ton destin, ta patrie, Ou fille de la terre, ou du divin sejour, Ah! laisse-moi, toute ma vie, T'offrir mon culte ou mon amour. Si tu dois, comme nous, achever ta carriere, Sois mon appui, mon guide, et souffre qu'en tous lieux De tes pas adores je baise la poussiere. Mais si tu prends ton vol, et si loin de nos yeux, S ur des anges, bientot tu remontes pres d'eux, Apres m'avoir...