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Download E-books Eclipse and Re-emergence of the Communist Movement (Revolutionary Pocketbooks) PDF

By Gilles Dauvé

The unique essays incorporated the following have been first written among 1969 and 1972 via humans serious about the main radical facets of the French basic strike and circulated between left communist and employee circles. through the years those 3 essays were released individually in numerous languages and published as books in either the U.S. and the united kingdom with few adjustments. This 3rd English version is up to date take into consideration the modern political scenario; half the current quantity is new fabric. The booklet argues that casting off wage-labor, classification, the nation, and personal estate is critical, attainable, and will merely be accomplished by way of a historic holiday, person who will surely fluctuate from October 1917, but it's going to now not be a relaxed, slow, piecemeal evolution both. Like their old predecessors, the authors nonetheless think in revolution.

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Download E-books What's Wrong with the World PDF

By G. K. Chesterton

This choice of funny essays through well known writer G. okay. Chesterton perceptively research some of the wrongs of society and the world.

the themes mentioned during this book's 3 elements diversity among social remark, a dialogue of humankind and its nature, the effect of spirituality and the rise in secularism within the sleek international, and the way schooling shapes the younger to slot into the improper society Chesterton perceives.

All of those essays hold the fundamental wittiness and solid humour that's on the center of Chesterton's writing variety. They neither hold forth or rant, yet as an alternative veer into tangents which inadvertently solid extra perception. Brimming with incisiveness, those writings have elderly good, with a number of the issues nonetheless correct and poignant within the twenty first century.

characterized through his simply digestible sort, prepared use and publicity of paradox, and his use of wit and humour to enhance argument, Chesterton's fiction and non-fiction writings at the subject matters of human behaviour and wider society stay correct and poignant to today.

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Download E-books Revolution and Other Writings: A Political Reader PDF

By Gustav Landauer

The first complete choice of Gustav Landauer’s writings in English, this beneficial addition to the heritage of anarchism within the early twentieth century gathers greater than forty influential works by means of one in all Germany’s such a lot sought after radical agitators. The readings offered the following disguise Landauer’s whole political biography, from his early anarchism of the Eighteen Nineties and his philosophical reflections on the flip of the century to the following institution of the Socialist Bund and his tireless agitation opposed to the arrival nice struggle. extra chapters on struggle and nationalism, the U.S. and Mexico, and opinion items and private letters display the extra scope of Landauer’s considering with items on company capital, schooling, language, and Judaism.

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Download E-books Love + Hate: Stories and Essays PDF

By Hanif Kureishi

This can be an artistic, thought-provoking and generally daring selection of brief fiction and essays from Hanif Kureishi, concentrated round the vexed courting among love and hate. within the tale of a Pakistani lady who has started a brand new lifestyles in Paris, an essay concerning the writing of Kureishi's acclaimed movie Le Week-End, and an account of Kafka's courting along with his father, readers will locate Kureishi additionally exploring the themes that he keeps to make new, and make his personal: transforming into up and getting old; betrayal and loyalty; mind's eye and repression; marriage and fatherhood. the gathering ends with a bravura piece of very own reportage concerning the conman who stole Kureishi's existence mark downs - a guy who provoked either admiration and disgust, obsession and revulsion, love and hate.

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Download E-books On Melancholy PDF

Journey in the course of the topic of melancholia in an simply available quantity relating issues from love and intercourse to faith and geography

Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy is one of many nice yet unclassifiable prose works in English literature: diverting, delightfully rambling, and jam-packed with recondite studying and weird proof and speculations. Burton, annoyed on the stagnant, disorderly society within which he came across himself, turned confident that the issues of britain lay in its inclination to depression. this can be the starting-point, or pretext, for a highly wide-ranging survey of the motives, descriptions (and treatments) of depression. Burton's unsystematic method of his topic contributes drastically to its allure and curiosity, for far of it's composed of digressions which are, in impression, self-contained essays on all demeanour of topics: cosmology, spiritual fanaticism, devils and spirits, nutrition, love, and sex.

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Download E-books Existential Monday: Philosophical Essays (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

Benjamin Fondane—who was once born and trained in Romania, moved as an grownup to Paris, lived for a time in Buenos Aires, the place he was once with reference to Victoria Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges’s good friend and writer, and died in Auschwitz—was an artist and philosopher who present in each restrict, in each border, “a torture and a spur.” Poet, critic, guy of the theater, motion picture director, Fondane was once the main bold of the existentialists, a metaphysical anarchist, asserting person opposed to these nice abstractions that restrict human freedom—the country, background, the legislations, the Idea.
Existential Monday, the 1st choice of his philosophical paintings to seem in English, contains 4 of Fondane's so much thought-provoking and significant texts, "Existential Monday and the Sunday of History," "Preface for the current Moment," "Man ahead of background" (co-translated by means of Andrew Rubens), and "Boredom." right here Fondane, before little-known other than to experts, emerges as one of many enduring French philosophers of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Hungry: What Eighty Ravenous Guys Taught Me about Life, Love and the Power of Good Food PDF

By Darlene Barnes

"The publication is as a lot approximately nourishment because it is nutrition. Barnes' affection for the fraternity brothers incorporates the narrative. . . . A heartening memoir of excellent foodstuff and hard love."
--Kirkus Reviews

Newly arrived in Seattle, Darlene Barnes stumbles on a task advert for a cook dinner on the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity at the collage of Washington campus, a prospect such a lot severe nutrients execs could immediately reject. yet Barnes envisions whatever except kegs and corn canines; she sees a chance to carry clean, genuine meals to an viewers familiar with "Asian shock" and different unidentifiable casseroles dropped off by way of a catering carrier. and she or he additionally sees an opportunity to reinvent herself, through turning a maligned activity into significant paintings of her personal construction: "I was once the hot woman and did not comprehend or care in regards to the rules."

Naively waiting for a universally appreciative viewers, Barnes unearths a extra exasperatingly hard surroundings: The kitchen is nasty, the basement is horrifying, and the purchasers should not regularly cooperative. Undaunted, she supplies pretty much as good as she will get with those foul-mouthed and irreverent--but additionally humorous and sensitive--guys. Her ardour for genuine foodstuff and her sharp tongue make her kitchen a magnet for the brothers, new recruits, and sorority ladies bored with frozen dinners.

Laugh-out-loud humorous and poignant, Hungry deals a feminine point of view at the actual lives of younger males, tells a story of a woman's decided fight to discover function, and explores the various ways in which meals feeds us.

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