Essays on Life, Art and Science by Samuel Butler

By Samuel Butler

EISBN-13: 978-1-62012-162-7

Recognized as a top-notch student with extensively ranging pursuits and an encyclopedic wisdom of an array of educational disciplines, Samuel Butler contributed meaningfully to past due nineteenth-century study in a few fields. This quantity collects a few of his most vital lectures and essays, a couple of that have because been enshrined as very important early works in disciplines as varied as microbiology and the philosophy of language.

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Mis chistes, mi filosofía (Argumentos) by Slavoj Žižek

By Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek, a quien se ha calificado del «filósofo más peligroso de Occidente», resulta ser también el más divertido. Pero aquí, naturalmente, l. a. palabra divertido no es sólo cuestión de risa (que también), sino que implica una actitud irónica, subversiva, reflexiva y comprometida. El presente libro reúne 107 chistes, desperdigados por toda l. a. obra de Žižek, en un volumen que parece dar l. a. razón a los angeles frase de Wittgenstein: «Una obra filosófica seria debería estar compuesta enteramente de chistes.» No hay mejor vehículo que el chiste para ayudarnos a comprender las trampas del lenguaje, para hacernos pensar con una sonrisa o una carcajada, para colocarnos delante el espejo de nuestro propio yo y de l. a. sociedad, pues el chiste es siempre una proyección del subconsciente colectivo, de sus miedos, de sus odios, de todo aquello que el estado reprime y acaba aflorando en un estallido de libertad e insolencia. Pero en los chistes de Žižek encontramos también un compendio bufo de l. a. historia occidental de los últimos cincuenta años: desde el socialismo genuine (aquí ya convertido en irreal) hasta el capitalismo siempre irreal, donde Lenin, Brézhnev, Bush, Juan Pablo II, Jesús, Clinton aparecen como personajes del envés de los angeles historia, y en su parodia ofrecen su faz más auténtica. Las rules preconcebidas, el feminismo, los angeles prostitución, el adulterio, l. a. religión («desde l. a. perspectiva teológica, Dios es el bromista supremo», cube Žižek) se someten a una meticulosa y jocosa demolición. Su marxismo bebe tanto de Groucho como de Karl, y ambos se hermanan de tal modo que parece que ya no puedan existir el uno sin el otro, pasando a acompañar a Lacan, Freud, Hegel o Heidegger, cuatro de los filósofos de cabecera de Žižek en su deconstrucción de lo que llamamos «verdad», mostrando su aspecto más estrambótico y sin olvidar que, como decía man Debord, «lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso». En este libro encontramos una vez más ese afinado cóctel marca de l. a. casa entre erudición y cultura well known, humor y reflexión, ligereza y profundidad: ahora el dialéctico se viste de comediante y nos deja con una sonrisa (a veces helada) en l. a. boca.

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Florida Frenzy by Harry Crews

By Harry Crews

Florida is the place Harry Crews loves to do his writing. whilst he writes approximately Florida, he demonstrates an ideal seize of either the cheesy and the chic sights of this bizarre subtropical paradise. because he moved to the light kingdom in 1968, Mr. Crews has been looking at and writing. during this selection of essays Crews specializes in the folk and areas of Florida--full of ordinary wonders and different, grimier delights that make excellent grist for his forceful kind, Southern Gothic sensibilities, and rowdy humorousness. From poaching gators, to the Gatornationals, to cockfighting--Florida Frenzy is a must have assortment for Harry Crews enthusiasts new and old.

Deluxe e-edition comprises seven formerly uncollected essays.

Reviews:

"...will hit you correct among the eyes. Crews writing is knowledgeable by way of a deep love of language, literature, nature, blood activities, and his personal type of people--namely rural, southern, hard-drinking, honest-measure hell-raisers. we're all fortunate to have him to inform us approximately cockfighting, dogfighting ... poaching gators, and taking ourselves a lot too seriously"--Chicago Tribune

"The author’s presents comprise a sublime and straightforward type, a knack for telling an excellent tale, and a wry and riotous experience of humor... Unforgettable characters whose preoccupations evoke such memorable aspect. regardless of the concreteness of his descriptions, his activities cronies and the bar rats he encounters tackle a universality in his sleek prose."--Newsday

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Dave Barry Is from Mars and Venus by Dave Barry

By Dave Barry

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, bestselling writer, and Wheel of Fortune contestant Dave Barry exposes the shattering fact. no matter if he's splashing with the U.S. sychronized swim group ("Picture a host of chic swans swimming with a flailing sea cow") or reliving the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving ("We've made up our minds to obliterate your tradition, yet first may possibly we attempt the stuffing?"), Dave Barry proves that one guy could make a difference--by having the heart to respond to the questions few humans trouble to ask:

 ¸  What makes humans are looking to devour animals they'd by no means think about petting?
 ¸  the place do the World's 3 such a lot uninteresting humans meet?
 ¸  Why is Colorado freezing such a lot of human gonads?
 ¸  And simply how does Oprah have the facility to show a 1957 Hotpoint toaster guide right into a no 1 bestseller?

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Projections and Interface Conditions: Essays on Modularity by Anna-Maria Di Sciullo

By Anna-Maria Di Sciullo

This selection of formerly unpublished papers explores the consequences of Chomsky's "Minimalist" framework for the modularity of grammar, which simplifies the "modular" process he took in his executive and Binding conception of grammar. in keeping with this thought self sufficient grammatical elements (phonological, syntactic, morphological, and semantic) coexist and engage like development blocks, utilizing a given set of rules at given degrees of illustration. Chomsky's assertions have sparked loads of theoretical debate, specially in regards to the character and interplay of every of the construction blocks. The participants to this quantity sign up for the talk in a chain of case reports that examine modularity in English, French, and Italian, between different languages. within the approach they deal with such matters because the autonomy and functions of modules and their distribution in idea, in addition to the function of practical initiatives of their derivations. Projections and Interface stipulations will curiosity researchers in any of the above pointed out languages, in addition to the massive variety of linguists operating within the Chomskyan culture.

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Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

This selection of Kurt Vonnegut’s such a lot infrequent and unexamined essays, speeches, fiction, and interviews bargains interesting perception into the brain of the long-lasting technological know-how fiction writer and highbrow. With slicing wit, fierce conviction, and staggering empathy, Vonnegut explores a various variety of issues together with society, politics, intercourse, literature, and mortality. lovers who think they’ve learn all of Vonnegut’s paintings might be extremely joyful to discover the writer talking frankly approximately well timed and suitable new topics—with an a laugh but insightful variety that’s immediately recognizable.

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