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A Little Larger Than the Entire Universe

By Fernando Pessoa
  • ISBN Code: : 1440627002
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Poetry
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The largest and richest English-language volume of poetry from “the greatest twentieth-century writer you have never heard of” (Los Angeles Times) Edited, Translated, and with an Introduction by Richard Zenith, the author of the magisterial biography Pessoa A Penguin Classic Writing obsessively in French, English, and Portuguese, poet Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) left a prodigious body of work, much of it credited to three “heteronyms”―Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis, and Alvaro de Campos―alter egos with startlingly different styles, points of view, and biographies. Offering a unique sampling of his most famous voices, this collection features Pessoa’s major, best-known works and several stunning poems that have come to light only in this century, including his long, highly autobiographical swan song. Featuring a rich body of work that has never before been translated into English, this is the finest introduction available to the stunning breadth of Pessoa’s genius.

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A happily misanthropic Middle East divorcee finds refuge in books in a “beautiful and absorbing” novel of late-life crisis (The New York Times). Aaliya is a divorced, childless, and reclusively cranky translator in Beirut nurturing doubts about her latest project: a 900-page avant-garde, linguistically serpentine historiography by a late Chilean existentialist. Honestly, at seventy-two, should she be taking on such a project? Not that Aailiya fears dying. Women in her family live long; her mother is still going crazy. But on this lonely day, hour-by-hour, Aaliya’s musings on literature, philosophy, her career, and her aging body, are suddenly invaded by memories of her volatile past. As she tries in vain to ward off these emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left. In this “meditation on, among other things, aging, politics, literature, loneliness, grief and resilience” (The New York Times), Alameddine conjures “a beguiling narrator . . . who is, like her city, hard to read, hard to take, hard to know and, ultimately, passionately complex” (San Francisco Chronicle). A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award, An Unnecessary Woman is “a fun, and often funny . . . grave, powerful . . . [and] extraordinary” Washington Independent Review of Books) ode to literature and its power to define who we are. “Read it once, read it twice, read other books for a decade or so, and then pick it up and read it anew. This one’s a keeper” (The Independent)

Analytical Psychology in a Changing World: The search for self, identity and community

By Lucy Huskinson,Murray Stein
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317628578
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 308
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How can we make sense of ourselves within a world of change? In Analytical Psychology in a Changing World, an international range of contributors examine some of the common pitfalls, challenges and rewards that we encounter in our efforts to carve out identities of a personal or collective nature, and question the extent to which analytical psychology as a school of thought and therapeutic approach must also adapt to meet our changing needs. The contributors assess contemporary concerns about our sense of who we are and where we are going, some in light of recent social and natural disasters and changes to our social climates, others by revisiting existential concerns and philosophical responses to our human situation in order to assess their validity for today. How we use our urban environments and its structures to make sense of our pathologies and shortcomings; the relevance of images and the dynamic forms that underpin our experience of the world; how analytical psychology can effectively manage issues and problems of cultural, religious and existential identity – these broad themes, and others besides, are vividly illustrated by striking case-studies and unique personal insights that give real lucidity to the ideas and arguments presented. Analytical Psychology in a Changing World will be essential reading for Jungian and post-Jungian scholars and clinicians of depth psychology, as well as sociologists, philosophers and any reader with a critical interest in the important cultural ideas of our time.

The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries

By Roland Greene,Stephen Cushman
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400880637
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 978
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An authoritative and comprehensive guide to poetry throughout the world The Princeton Handbook of World Poetries—drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics—provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the history and practice of poetry in more than 100 major regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions around the globe. With more than 165 entries, the book combines broad overviews and focused accounts to give extensive coverage of poetic traditions throughout the world. For students, teachers, researchers, poets, and other readers, it supplies a one-of-a-kind resource, offering in-depth treatment of Indo-European poetries (all the major Celtic, Slavic, Germanic, and Romance languages, and others); ancient Middle Eastern poetries (Hebrew, Persian, Sumerian, and Assyro-Babylonian); subcontinental Indian poetries (Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu, and more); Asian and Pacific poetries (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Nepalese, Thai, and Tibetan); Spanish American poetries (those of Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and many other Latin American countries); indigenous American poetries (Guaraní, Inuit, and Navajo); and African poetries (those of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Africa, and other countries, and including African languages, English, French, and Portuguese). Complete with an introduction by the editors, this is an essential volume for anyone interested in understanding poetry in an international context. Drawn from the latest edition of the acclaimed Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Provides more than 165 authoritative entries on poetry in more than 100 regional, national, and diasporic literatures and language traditions throughout the world Features extensive coverage of non-Western poetic traditions Includes an introduction, bibliographies, cross-references, and a general index

Until the Sun Breaks Down: A Kunstlerroman in Three Parts

By Joseph Nicolello
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725269805
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 239
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Written when the author was in his early and mid-twenties, Until the Sun Breaks Down is a contemporary American Künstlerroman modeled on Dante’s Divine Comedy. In three parts and one hundred chapters that mirror Dante’s classic poem, Nicolello takes the reader through present-day American towns and cities: infernal, purgatorial, and paradisal aspects with nothing left off the table. In the third and final volume, structurally modeled on Dante’s Paradiso, the national themes of interior and exterior decline reach a head before anything like peace is found for anyone. For that matter, the text takes on an Augustinian turn: the City of Man vs. the City of God, with William Fellows coming to the end of the line of temporal pleasures and escapes, and even disillusionment with San Francisco, or the furthest end of western civilization. It is here that the character Octavia begins to take on the role of Beatrice, guiding William to safe passage—but not before hallucinatory episodes in both the city and the town, or San Francisco and Jerusalem.

Young Children’s Existential Encounters

By Zoi Simopoulou
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030108414
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 173
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This book is a psychoanalytic observation of five children’s existential encounters in their ordinary life at the nursery. It is among the first within psychosocial literature to go beyond adult experiences and explore the existential in young children’s lives as it plays out in their everydayness in symbolic and sensory articulations and in relationship with others; including with the author as someone who arrived looking for it. The author offers analysis in the form of a writing inquiry into meaning, by means of an on-going movement between the self and the other, the interior and the exterior, and psychoanalytic and existential-phenomenological ideas. This is illustrated through a kaleidoscopic account of May, Nadia, Edward, Baba and Eilidhs’ encounters with nothingness, strangeness, ontological insecurity, death and selfhood as these emerged in the time they spent with the author embodying different forms – from concrete objects to dreams – exemplifying an attunement to existential ubiquity. With its relational ground, this work suggests the potential for adults – including researchers, therapists, trainees, educators and parents – to attune to their own existential encounters as a path to understanding those of children.

Philosophy in the Condition of Modernism

By Ana Falcato,Antonio Cardiello
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319770780
  • Total of Pages : 419
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 766
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Produced on the fringes of philosophy and literary criticism, this book is a pioneering study which aims to explicitly address and thematize what may be called a “critical philosophy in the condition of modernism”. Its most important and original contribution to both disciplines is a self-conscious reflection on possible modes of writing philosophy today, and a systematic comparison with what happened in literary modernism at the beginning of the twentieth-century. The volume is divided into six sections, where internationally renowned scholars discuss such pressing topics as the role of an unreliable narrator in a major philosophical treatise, the different mediums of art-production and how these impact on our perception of the Work itself, the role of narrative in animal ethics and the filmic adaption of a Modernist classic.

The affective city

By Stefano Catucci,Federico De Matteis
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  • Publisher : LetteraVentidue Edizioni
  • Book Code : 8862426798
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 172
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Cities are not made only of stone: they harbor ways of life, practices, movements, moods, atmospheres, feelings. Yet the ineffable nature of affects has long deprived human passions of a meaningful role when it comes to observing urban space and envisioning its future transformation. With this book, we explore the contemporary city and its transitional conditions from a different perspective: a quest to understand how the space of collective life and the feelings this engenders are connected, how they mutually give form to each other. In an interdisciplinary collection of essays, The Affective City means to open a discussion on the “soft” presences animating the world of urban objects: beyond the city built out of mere things, this book’s focus is on the forces that make urban life emerge, thrive, flourish, but also wither, and sometimes die. A task crucial for the survival of cities as human habitats, in an urban world that – with every passing day – seems to draw closer a crisis.

The Buddha, the Bike, the Couch, and the Circle

By Michael M. Dow,Francis J. Kaklauskas,Elizabeth Olson
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  • Publisher : University Professors Press
  • Book Code : 1939686563
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 427
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From the tenements of the Bronx to the Southern California Desert and the hills of Berkeley, back to the Manhattan world of psychoanalysis, and finally landing in the foothills of Boulder, the journey of Bob Unger has traveled through changing times, landscapes and roles. As psychoanalyst, teacher and mentor, he has helped launch thousands of clients and students on their own voyages. As a father, son, husband, and friend he has helped to build communities and groups of interconnection and aliveness spanning decades. This is a moving collection that captures the complexity of the full range of human feelings. In addition to the brilliance and humor familiar to all who know Bob, there are countless clinical gems here, as well as real life wisdom about relationships, parenting, marriage, and personal and professional growth. This book brings together over one hundred anecdotes, teaching stories and essays on every conceivable aspect of the clinical and human experience, a detailed interview about Bob’s life and work, and a reprinting of some of his essential writings. A festschrift is a tribute to a scholar or person of eminence who has contributed much to his field and communities. This book is testament to the transformative power of Buddhism, cycling, psychoanalysis, and group psychotherapy when practiced with discipline and love.

The Veils of Azlaroc

By Fred Saberhagen
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  • Publisher : JSS Literary Productions, LLC
  • Book Code : 1937422445
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 539
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Visit Azlaroc. The fantastic landscapes and singular cosmic occurrences on this double star system offer a unique tourist/reader experience. Dive into times past, perhaps encounter one of the planets original settlers trapped more than 400 years earlier. A word of caution, unless you wish to become a settler on this intriguing land, leave before the annual energy Veil-falls. The Veil traps everyone and everything on the planet, inescapably, freezing time itself. Settlers become virtually immortal. Reports are that some settlers for personal or financial motives are attempting to escape. Be aware, the exact time of Veil-fall cannot be accurately predicted. Encounter a returning traveler who is searching for a love left behind, an adventurer hired to steal back a poet’s lost book, an eccentric millionaire who would defy nature in an attempt to leave Azlaroc. And an early settler frantically attempting to warn tourists of an early Veil-fall. Enjoy an experience like non-other in the galaxy. Visit Azlaroc.

Transnational Portuguese Studies

By Hilary Owen,Claire Williams
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  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Book Code : 1789627303
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 146
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Transnational Portuguese Studies offers a radical rethinking of the role played by the concepts of ‘nationhood’ and ‘the nation’ in the epistemologies that underpin Portuguese Studies as an academic discipline. Portuguese Studies offers a particularly rich and enlightening challenge to methodological nationalism in Modern Languages, not least because the teaching of Portuguese has always extended beyond the study of the single western European country from which the language takes its name. However, this has rarely been analysed with explicit, or critical, reference to the ‘transnational turn’ in Arts and Humanities. This volume of essays from leading scholars in Portugal, Brazil, the USA and the UK, explores how the histories, cultures and ideas constituted in and through Portuguese language resist borders and produce encounters, from the manoeuvres of 15th century ‘globalization’ and cartography to present-day mega events such as the Rio Olympics. The result is a timely counter-narrative to the workings of linguistic and cultural nationalism, demonstrating how texts, paintings and photobooks, musical forms, political ideas, cinematic representations, gender identities, digital communications and lexical forms, may travel, translate and embody transcultural contact in ways which only become readable through the optics of transnationalism. Contributors: Ana Margarida Dias Martins, Anna M. Klobucka, Christopher Larkosh, Claire Williams, Cláudia Pazos Alonso, Edward King, Ellen W. Sapega, Fernando Arenas, Hilary Owen, José Lingna Nafafé, Kimberly DaCosta Holton, Maria Luísa Coelho, Paulo de Medeiros, Sara Ramos Pinto, Sheila Moura Hue, Simon Park, Susana Afonso, Tatiana Heise, Toby Green, Tori Holmes, Vivien Kogut Lessa de Sá and Zoltán Biedermann.