Download E-books Borges and Philosophy: Self, Time, and Metaphysics PDF

By W. H. Bossart

Jorge Luis Borges is said as one of many nice Spanish writers of the 20 th century. at the broader literary scene, he's famous as a contemporary grasp. His fascination with philosophy - in particular metaphysics - units him except his contemporaries. Borges liked and formulated rigorous philosophical arguments, but in addition possessed the original skill to offer the main summary rules imaginatively in metaphors and logos. Borges wandered one of the nice masters looking an organization buy that he couldn't locate, and as a result expressed a nostalgia for metaphysics as he misplaced himself in his labyrinths. Borges and Philosophy strains Borges' philosophical matters in his stories, essays, and poems and argues that regardless of his obvious skepticism in philosophical issues, a cautious analyzing of Borges' texts unearths a coherent philosophical course that underlies his paintings.

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Download E-books The Big New Yorker Book of Cats PDF

Glance what The New Yorker dragged in! It’s the purr-fect amassing of expertise celebrating our pussycat partners. This bountiful assortment, fantastically illustrated in complete colour, good points articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, hide artwork, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s data. one of the members are Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Roald Dahl, Wolcott Gibbs, Robert Graves, Emily Hahn, Ted Hughes, Jamaica Kincaid, Steven Millhauser, Haruki Murakami, Amy Ozols, Robert Pinsky, Jean Rhys, James Thurber, John Updike, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and E. B. White. together with a Foreword by way of Anthony Lane, this pretty memento might be a precious present for all cat lovers.

Praise for The significant New Yorker publication of Cats
 
“The Book of Cats comes a yr after The gigantic New Yorker publication of Dogs—a publishing moderate that, although it stings, I’ll forgive, because the newest anthology was once well worth the wait. . . . standout articles characteristic real-life obsessives of a while previous who demonstrate today’s Caturnet devotees—with their GIFs and Tumblrs and rapidly aggregated listicles—for what they really are: amateurs. . . . devour your center out, lovable Overload.”The ny occasions e-book Review
 
“A appealing hardcover.”—Jenny McCarthy, People
 
“This impossible to resist anthology of articles, poems, essays, fiction, cartoons, and covers pulled from the recent Yorker is a veritable treasure trove for cat fanatics. simply dive correct in; with tales from the likes of John Updike, Maeve Brennan, Roald Dalhl, and Haruki Murakami interwoven with hilariously wry cartoons, one can’t aid yet be enthralled. A must-have.”Modern Cat
 
“A glossy, well-fed tome . . . The anthology embodies the cat’s defining attribute: its cluster of opposites, rolled jointly right into a colossal hairball of cultural attitudes—something, possibly, instantly uncomfortably and assuringly reflective of our personal chronically conflicted selves.”Brain Pickings
 
“This attractive booklet has earned an everlasting spot on my espresso desk. it really is an absolute pleasure to learn and skim via, and that i comprehend it will deliver me hours and hours of enjoyment for future years. And it makes a purr-fect present for the exact cat enthusiasts on your life.”The unsleeping Cat
 
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“[A] enjoyable choice of brief tales, articles, humor, poems, and fascinating colour covers from the magazine’s data . . . [a] fine quality, beautiful work.”Library Journal
 
“Covers, cartoons, authors of items either longer and shorter, replicate present perspectives of the tom cat topic in all its glory. . . . the standard, humor and diversity make for one more profitable New Yorker collection.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“An eminently giftable anthology.”Publishers Weekly

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Download E-books This Is It: and Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience PDF

In six innovative essays, thinker Alan Watts explores the connection among religious event and traditional life—and the necessity for them to coexist inside of every one folks. With essays on “cosmic cognizance” (including Watts’ account of his personal ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and cognizance; and the fake competition of spirit and subject, This Is It and different Essays on Zen and religious adventure is a very mind-opening assortment.

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Download E-books Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary PDF

By David Sedaris

That includes David Sedaris's specific mixture of hilarity and middle, this new illustrated number of animal-themed stories is an utter satisfaction. notwithstanding the characters will not be human, the occasions in those tales undergo an uncanny resemblance to the madness of daily life.

In "The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck," 3 strangers commiserate approximately animal paperwork whereas ready in a grievance line. In "Hello Kitty," a cynical tom cat struggles to take a seat via his prison-mandated AA conferences. In "The Squirrel and the Chipmunk," a couple of star-crossed fans is separated via prejudiced kinfolk members.

With unique illustrations through Ian Falconer, writer of the bestselling Olivia series of kid's books, those tales are David Sedaris at his such a lot observant, poignant, and incredible.

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Download E-books Les jongleurs de mots : de François Villon à Raymond Devos PDF

By Patrice Delbourg

Dans «Les Jongleurs de mots», Patrice Delbourg a réuni tous ceux qui, de François Villon à Raymond Devos, ont fait valser los angeles langue et chanter l'impertinence...
Dans une somme de six hundred pages, qui courtroom du Moyen Age aux années Mitterrand, il rend un bel hommage à tous ceux, poètes, romanciers, moralistes, comiques, paroliers, chansonniers, dramaturges, qui, même si certains d'entre eux se sont suicidés, l'ont aidé à ne jamais désespérer...tous portraiturés à l. a. pointe fantastic, avec un gai savoir. (Jérôme Garcin - Le Nouvel Observateur du 18 décembre 2008)

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Download E-books Consider the Lobster and Other Essays PDF

By David Foster Wallace

Do lobsters believe ache? Did Franz Kafka have a humorous bone? what's John Updike's deal, besides? And what occurs whilst grownup video starlets meet their enthusiasts in individual? David Foster Wallace solutions those questions and extra in essays which are additionally mesmerizing narrative adventures. no matter if masking the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race, plunging into the wars among dictionary writers, or confronting the World's biggest Lobster Cooker on the annual Maine Lobster competition, Wallace initiatives a high quality of inspiration that's uniquely his and a voice as robust and exact as any in American letters.

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Download E-books How Did You Get This Number PDF

By Sloane Crosley

The hilarious New York Times bestselling literary essay assortment from Sloane Crosley, the writer of I was once advised There'd Be Cake and The Clasp.

Sloane Crosley, the brilliantly humorous "fountain of observations" (Boston Globe), now takes readers from a bear-infested marriage ceremony in Alaska to a run-in with clowns in Portugal in a brand new choice of essays concerning the messiest and so much unforeseen dilemmas existence has to offer.

"How sure-footed and observant Sloane Crosley is. How completely, relentlessly funny." -- David Sedaris

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Download E-books The Atheist Camel Chronicles: Debate Themes & Arguments for the Non-Believer (and those who think they might be) PDF

By Dromedary Hump

It isn't usually one reveals an opinionated camel with humor, biting wit, slicing sarcasm, unabashed irreverence, outright blasphemy, and on-point arguments for rational idea and opposed to non secular myth. An recommend of cause and customary experience, the writer debunks conventional believer apologetics and demanding situations theist platitudes, whereas supplying nutrition for proposal and debate fodder for the neophyte to intermediate atheist. With multiple hundred no-holds-barred, plain-speaking rants and essays on numerous spiritual matters, The Atheist Camel Chronicles is the go-to publication to discover a burr to put less than the saddle of the holier than thou, or to glean retorts to the banal "Truths" that religionists use to reinforce their religion within the face of the medical Age and twenty first century truth. occasionally humorous, constantly not easy hitting and concept scary, this ebook belongs within the library of each atheist, agnostic and skeptic who engages in debate and discourse with the religiously bothered.

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