Ce livre numérique présente "La Mort d’Ivan Ilitch (L'édition intégrale)" avec une table des matières dynamique et détaillée. Notre édition a été spécialement conçue pour votre tablette/liseuse et le texte a été relu et corrigé soigneusement. La Mort d’Ivan Ilitch est une nouvelle de Léon Tolstoï publiée en 1886. Quiconque lit La Mort d’Ivan Ilitch y verra un inattendu mélange littéraire qui allie la description de frivolités comme de petites bassesses, et peint l’ordinaire commun et étriqué d’un esprit qui va se découvrir à son étonnement égoïste et petit (Ivan Ilitch), victime à 45 ans d’une maladie extrême dans la souffrance qui lui ouvrira les yeux. Au début de cette nouvelle, le héros - magistrat - est satisfait de sa vie. À mesure toutefois que se développe en lui une douleur qui ne veut pas disparaître et qu’il comprend que sa mort approche, il prend conscience aussi que son entourage ne le voit pas sous un jour aussi avantageux qu’il ne l’imaginait ; d'abord révolté, il se voit à mesure de ses réflexions obligé de constater que cette image peu flatteuse qu’on a de lui est fondée. Léon Tolstoï (1828-1910) est un des écrivains majeurs de la littérature russe, surtout connu pour ses romans et ses nouvelles, riches d'analyse psychologique et de réflexion morale et philosophique (Guerre et Paix, Anna Karénine).
Ce livre numérique présente "Œuvres de Léon Tolstoï: Romans, Contes, Récits philosophiques et Mémoires" avec une table des matières dynamique et détaillée. Notre édition a été spécialement conçue pour votre tablette/liseuse et le texte a été relu et corrigé soigneusement. Léon Tolstoï (1828 -1910) est un des écrivains majeurs de la littérature russe, surtout connu pour ses romans et ses nouvelles, riches d'analyse psychologique et de réflexion morale et philosophique. Table des matières: Romans: Katia (Le Bonheur conjugal), Les Cosaques, La Guerre et la Paix, Anna Karénine, La Sonate à Kreutzer, Résurrection Contes et nouvelles: À la recherche du bonheur, D’où vient le mal, Le Filleul, Les Deux Vieillards, De quoi vivent les hommes, Histoire vraie, Le Moujik Pakhom, Feu allumé ne s’éteint plus, Histoire de la petite Varenka, Le Petit Cierge, La Peine rigoureuse, Une tourmente de neige, L’Apôtre Jean et le brigand, La Prière du berger, Malacha et Akoulina, La Source, La Vierge sage, Le Cours de l’eau, Le Pécheur repenti, Le Premier Distillateur, Le Grain de blé, Les Pêches, Là où est l'amour, là est dieu, Le Faux Coupon, La Matinée d'un seigneur, Histoire d'un pauvre homme, Le Père Serge, Lucerne, L'Évasion, Pourquoi l'on tient à la vie, Trois façons de mourir, Ainsi meurt l'amour, Histoire de la journée d'hier, Albert, Le Rêve, Notes d'un fou, La Mort d'Ivan Ilitch, Nicolas Palkine, Marchez pendant que vous avez la lumière, Pourquoi? Deux hussards, Hadji Mourad, Le Journal posthume du vieillard Féodor Kouzmitch, Le Journal d’un fou, Deux Pélerins, Khodynka, La Mère, Le Père Vassili, Quels sont les assassins? Les Décembristes, Le Diable, Maître et serviteur, Fables pour les enfants Essais: Ma religion, Qu’est-ce que l’art? Le salut est en vous, Le Patriotisme et le gouvernement, Réponse au Synode Écrits autobiographiques: Enfance, Adolescence, Jeunesse, Récits de Sébastopol, Ma confession, Une lettre inédite, Tolstoï et les Doukhobors, Dernières Paroles
Author: Thomas Walter Laqueur
Publisher: Harvard University Press
History of sex in the West from the ancients to the moderns by describing the developments in reproductive anatomy and physiology.
Voyage Autour De Ma Chambre
Author: Xavier De Maistre
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Voyage autour de ma chambre by Xavier de Maistre
A Place of My Own
Author: Michael Pollan
A captivating personal inquiry into the art of architecture, the craft of building, and the meaning of modern work “A room of one’s own: Is there anybody who hasn’t at one time or another wished for such a place, hasn’t turned those soft words over until they’d assumed a habitable shape?” When Michael Pollan decided to plant a garden, the result was the acclaimed bestseller Second Nature. In A Place of My Own, he turns his sharp insight to the craft of building, as he recounts the process of designing and constructing a small one-room structure on his rural Connecticut property—a place in which he hoped to read, write, and daydream, built with his own two unhandy hands. Invoking the titans of architecture, literature, and philosophy, from Vitruvius to Thoreau, from the Chinese masters of feng shui to the revolutionary Frank Lloyd Wright, Pollan brilliantly chronicles a realm of blueprints, joints, and trusses as he peers into the ephemeral nature of “houseness” itself. From the spark of an idea to the search for a perfect site to the raising of a ridgepole, Pollan revels in the infinitely detailed, complex process of creating a finished structure. At once superbly written, informative, and enormously entertaining, A Place of My Own is for anyone who has ever wondered how the walls around us take shape—and how we might shape them ourselves. Praise for A Place of My Own “A glorious piece of prose . . . Pollan leads readers on his adventure with humor and grace.”—Chicago Tribune “[Pollan] alternates between describing the building process and introducing informative asides on various aspects of construction. These explanations are deftly and economically supplied. Pollan’s beginner status serves him well, for he asks the kind of obvious questions about building that most readers will want answered.” —The New York Review of Books “By shrewdly combining just the right mix of personal reflection, architectural background, and nuts-and-bolts detail, Michael Pollan enables us to see, feel, and understand what goes into the building of a house. The result is a captivating and informative adventure.”—John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil “An utterly terrific book . . . an inspired meditation on the complex relationship between space, the human body and the human spirit.”—Francine du Plessix Gray “A tour de force.”—Phillip Lopate
This book presents one of the first systematic assessments of aesthetic insights into world politics. It examines the nature of aesthetic approaches and outlines how they differ from traditional analysis of politics. The book explores the potential and limits of aesthetics through a series of case studies on language and poetics.
The Silent Studio
Author: David Douglas Duncan
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Information: 1st American ed.
War Before Civilization
Author: Lawrence H. Keeley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The myth of the peace-loving "noble savage" is persistent and pernicious. Indeed, for the last fifty years, most popular and scholarly works have agreed that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, unimportant, and, like smallpox, a disease of civilized societies alone. Prehistoric warfare, according to this view, was little more than a ritualized game, where casualties were limited and the effects of aggression relatively mild. Lawrence Keeley's groundbreaking War Before Civilization offers a devastating rebuttal to such comfortable myths and debunks the notion that warfare was introduced to primitive societies through contact with civilization (an idea he denounces as "the pacification of the past"). Building on much fascinating archeological and historical research and offering an astute comparison of warfare in civilized and prehistoric societies, from modern European states to the Plains Indians of North America, War Before Civilization convincingly demonstrates that prehistoric warfare was in fact more deadly, more frequent, and more ruthless than modern war. To support this point, Keeley provides a wide-ranging look at warfare and brutality in the prehistoric world. He reveals, for instance, that prehistorical tactics favoring raids and ambushes, as opposed to formal battles, often yielded a high death-rate; that adult males falling into the hands of their enemies were almost universally killed; and that surprise raids seldom spared even women and children. Keeley cites evidence of ancient massacres in many areas of the world, including the discovery in South Dakota of a prehistoric mass grave containing the remains of over 500 scalped and mutilated men, women, and children (a slaughter that took place a century and a half before the arrival of Columbus). In addition, Keeley surveys the prevalence of looting, destruction, and trophy-taking in all kinds of warfare and again finds little moral distinction between ancient warriors and civilized armies. Finally, and perhaps most controversially, he examines the evidence of cannibalism among some preliterate peoples. Keeley is a seasoned writer and his book is packed with vivid, eye-opening details (for instance, that the homicide rate of prehistoric Illinois villagers may have exceeded that of the modern United States by some 70 times). But he also goes beyond grisly facts to address the larger moral and philosophical issues raised by his work. What are the causes of war? Are human beings inherently violent? How can we ensure peace in our own time? Challenging some of our most dearly held beliefs, Keeley's conclusions are bound to stir controversy.
The Ideology of the Aesthetic presents a history and critique of the concept of the aesthetic throughout modern Western thought. As such, this is a critical survey of modern Western philosophy, focusing in particular on the complex relations between aesthetics, ethics and politics. Eagleton provides a brilliant and challenging introduction to these concerns, as characterized in the work of Kant, Schiller, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Lukacs, Adorno, Habermas, and others. Wide in span, as well as morally and politically committed, this is Terry Eagleton's major work to date. It forms both an original enquiry and an exemplary introduction.
Featuring nearly three thousand film stills, production shots, and other illustrations, an authoritative history of the cinema traces the development of the medium, its filmmakers and stars, and the evolution of national cinemas around the world
Lenin and Gorky
Author: Vladimir Ilich Lenin, Maksim Gorky
This collection contains correspondence between Lenin and Gorky and other material revealing their long-standing friendship. "Gorky by his great works of art has bound himself... closely to the workers' movement in Russia and throughout the world." - Lenin "There are men whose significance no human word can do justice to..." "Such a man, not only for Russia (alone), but for the whole world, for the whole of our planet, is Vladimir Ilyich. I think that no matter how many fine words we speak about him, we can never describe, never define the significance of his work, his energy, his penetrating mind, has for all mankind - and not only for us." - Gorky
Essays on Individualism
Author: Louis Dumont
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Louis Dumont's Essays on Individualism is an ambitious attempt to place the modern ideology of individualism in a broad anthropological perspective. The result of twenty years of scholarship and inquiry, the interrelated essays gathered here not only trace the genesis and growth of individualism as the dominant force in Western philosophy, but also analyze the differences between this modern system of thought and those of other, nonmodern cultures. The collection represents an important contribution to Western society's understanding of itself and its place in the world.
Author: Judith Miller, William J Broad, Stephen Engelberg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In the wake of the anthrax letters following the attacks on the World Trade Center, Americans have begun to grapple with two difficult truths: that there is no terrorist threat more horrifying -- and less understood -- than germ warfare, and that it would take very little to mount a devastating attack on American soil. In Germs, three veteran reporters draw on top sources inside and outside the U.S. government to lay bare Washington's secret strategies for combating this deadly threat. Featuring an inside look at how germ warfare has been waged throughout history and what form its future might take (and in whose hands), Germs reads like a gripping detective story told by fascinating key figures: American and Soviet medical specialists who once made germ weapons but now fight their spread, FBI agents who track Islamic radicals, the Iraqis who built Saddam Hussein's secret arsenal, spies who travel the world collecting lethal microbes, and scientists who see ominous developments on the horizon. With clear scientific explanations and harrowing insights, Germs is a masterfully written -- and timely -- work of investigative journalism.
Author: Jean Genet
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
“Yeats once remarked that the only two subjects worth of a serious mind are sex and death. Had he been born a generation later, he would have lived long enough to find the perfect embodiment of his thesis in Genet.” —Atlanta Journal “Only a handful of twentieth-century writers, such as Kafka and Proust, have as important, as authoritative, as irrevocable a voice and style.” —Susan Sontag Genet’s sensual and brutal portrait of World War II France unfolds between the poles of his grief for his lover Jean, killed in the Resistance during the liberation of Paris, and his perverse attraction to the collaborator Riton. Elegiac, macabre, chimerical, it is a dark meditation on the mirror images of love and hate, sex and death.