Download PDF by Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda,Janet Afary,John R. Perry: Charand-o Parand: Revolutionary Satire from Iran, 1907-1909

By Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda,Janet Afary,John R. Perry

A vintage of contemporary Persian literature, Charand-o Parand (Stuff and Nonsense) is a piece commonplace to each literate Iranian. initially a sequence of newspaper columns written by way of student and satirist Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda, the items poke enjoyable at mullahs, the shah, and the previous non secular and political order in the course of the Constitutional Revolution in Iran (1906–11). The essays have been the Daily Show in their period. The columns have been heatedly debated within the Iranian parliament, and the newspaper used to be close down on numerous events for its feedback of the non secular institution. Translated by way of uncommon students of Persian language and historical past, this quantity makes Dehkhoda’s pleasing political observations to be had to English readers for the 1st time.

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Download PDF by L. A. Stoner: Politically Incorrect Ramblings

By L. A. Stoner

SHE stated WHAT?!
Sex, politics, funds, faith and physically functions—the 3rd rails of well mannered dialog and a goldmine of fabric during this hilarious, politically unsuitable number of essays from a middle-aged, unmarried mother having the time of her lifestyles.
LeeAnn Stoner isn't really a surprise jock or pundit, yet she’s received critiques to spare and she or he believes that there’s no such factor as TMI—too a lot info. you must learn about hemorrhoids? money. Why prostitution will be felony? money. Why expertise is evil? money.
Divided into 5 books, Politically mistaken Ramblings is a decent dialogue of the unstated truths that dictate existence as we all know it—the strength of intercourse, the enterprise of faith, menopause and puberty, and our slavish commitment to the upkeep of our homes, lawns and careers.

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Read e-book online Da Moby Dick all'Orsa Bianca (Piccola biblioteca Adelphi) PDF

By Anna Maria Ortese

Hemingway period «un pezzo di cielo, e una fitta di sole» scriveva Anna Maria Ortese nel luglio del 1961 commentando l’improvvisa scomparsa di colui che le sembrava appartenere advert anni «non ancora macchiati da carneficine o tumefatti in ghiacci spaventosi» e a una generazione di padri-leoni dalla «santità animale», estranei a una intelligenza «che oggi ha scarnificato l’uomo»: con le sue opere, infatti, Hemingway proclamava l’esistenza del Tutto di cui l’uomo è parte, e attraverso i suoi occhi ragionava tranquilla e maestosa los angeles Natura. Non v’è dubbio: chi cercasse in questi scritti che coprono oltre cinquant’anni di attività giornalistica (dal 1939 al 1994) accorte recensioni, sagaci squarci di storia letteraria, dotte e politiche riflessioni sul romanzo sarebbe del tutto fuori strada. Il metodo di lettura di una unusual reader come l. a. Ortese ha a che vedere anzitutto con quella «doppia vista» di cui andava dolorosamente fiera e che, quando discorre di Leopardi o di Anna Frank, di Cechov o della Morante, di Saffo o di Thomas Mann, le consente di mettere subito a fuoco, con temeraria sicurezza, los angeles loro profonda necessità in rapporto al compito della vera letteratura: che dev’essere, sempre, «un’autentica voce, un richiamo, un grido che turbi, una parola che rompa l. a. nebbia in cui dormono le coscienze, il lampo di un giorno nuovo». Compito radicale, nobile, impervio, al quale corrisponde un linguaggio lontano anni luce dalla critica letteraria cui siamo abituati, e che sembra evocare, più che definire, i suoi oggetti. Magia verificabile: sarà difficile, ormai, leggere Cechov senza avvertire, in risonanza, le parole che los angeles Ortese gli ha dedicato.

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Download e-book for iPad: La République de Platon (Essais) (French Edition) by Alain Badiou

By Alain Badiou

« Cela a duré six ans. 
Pourquoi ce travail presque maniaque à partir de Platon ? C’est que c’est de 
lui que nous avons prioritairement besoin aujourd’hui : il a donné l’envoi 
à l. a. conviction que nous gouverner dans le monde feel qu’un accès à 
l’absolu nous soit ouvert. 
Je me suis donc tourné vers los angeles République, œuvre centrale du Maître 
consacrée au problème de l. a. justice, pour en faire briller l. a. puissance 
contemporaine. Je suis parti du texte grec sur lequel je travaillais déjà avec 
ardeur il y a cinquante-quatre ans. 
J’ai commencé par tenter de le comprendre, totalement, dans sa langue. Je 
me suis acharné, je n’ai rien laissé passer ; c’était un face-à-face entre le 
texte et moi. Ensuite, j’ai écrit ce que délivrait en moi de pensées et de 
phrases los angeles compréhension acquise du morceau de texte grec dont j’estimais 
être venu à bout. Peu à peu, des procédures plus générales sont apparues : 
complète liberté des références ; modernisation scientifique ; modernisation 
des photos ; survol de l’Histoire ; tenue constante d’un vrai dialogue, 
fortement théâtralisé. Évidemment, ma propre pensée et plus généralement 
le contexte philosophique contemporain se sont infiltrés dans le traitement 
du texte de Platon, et sans doute d’autant plus quand je n’en étais 
pas conscient. 
Le résultat, bien qu’il ne soit jamais un oubli du texte unique, pas même 
de ses détails, n’est cependant presque jamais une “traduction” au sens 
usuel. Platon est omniprésent, sans que peut-être une seule de ses phrases 
soit exactement restituée. J’espère être ainsi parvenu à combiner 
la proximité constante avec le texte unique et un éloignement radical, mais 
auquel le texte, tel qu’il peut fonctionner aujourd’hui, confère généreuse-
ment sa légitimité. 
C’est cela, après tout, l’éternité d’un texte. »

                                                                                                    Alain Badiou

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Download e-book for iPad: The Body in Tolkien’s Legendarium: Essays on Middle-earth by Christopher Vaccaro

By Christopher Vaccaro

The well timed number of essays is thematically unified round the topic of corporeality. Its theoretical underpinnings emerge out of feminist, foucauldian, patristic and queer hermeneutics. The e-book is prepared into different types particular to transformation, spirit as opposed to physique, discourse, and resource fabric. a couple of essay makes a speciality of girl our bodies and at the giant or evil physique. whereas Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is valuable to so much analyses, authors additionally disguise The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, and fabric in The historical past of Middle-earth.

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Download e-book for kindle: Labour Law between Change and Tradition (Bulletin Opf by Roger Blanpain,Frank Hendrickx

By Roger Blanpain,Frank Hendrickx

at the social gathering of the respectable ‘retirement’ of the eminent labour legislations pupil Antoine Jacobs, a few his colleagues – themselves well-respected within the box of labour legislation and business family members – have assembled this quantity of essays to show up the breadth and diversity of this nice professor’s paintings. The authors pay specific awareness to the stress, continuously found in Jacobs’s severe examine, of conventional values with an acute information of rising realities. He approached labour legislations, now not in simple terms as a sequence of static matters pertaining to employees and employers, yet as an evolving self-discipline that over and over challenged its socio-political context. one of the wide selection of matters thought of during this assortment – them all fashionable in Jacobs’s paintings – are the next: definitely the right to paintings; the best to strike as opposed to the liberty to strike; the position of the eu Union in nationwide labour legislations; transnational collective bargaining; social safeguard concerns; labour legislation and the social educating of church buildings; financial ruin; and more.

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Karna Sakya's Paradise in Our Backyard: A Blueprint for Nepal PDF

By Karna Sakya

IF we are saying THAT NEPAL HAS PLUNGED INTO DARKNESS, THEN it truly is OUR responsibility, OUR correct, AND certainly, OUR pleasure to reserve it. THE destiny OF the rustic IS IN OUR HANDS.

In Paradise in Our yard, Karna Sakya—conservationist, entrepreneur and patriot—relates how he arrange the now iconic Kathmandu visitor condominium in his family’s ancient residence in Thamel. The resort ushered in a brand new bankruptcy in tourism in Nepal and was once instrumental in constructing Thamel because the multicultural hub for tourism that it really is this present day. He
subsequently organize different motels and hotels and performed a pioneering function in introducing eco-tourism and event tourism in Nepal. He brought the concept that of ‘niche’
tourism in Nepal, packaging topics of curiosity for discerning visitors, and was once additionally one of many imperative architects of the highly winning ‘Visit Nepal 12 months’ geared up via the Nepali executive in 1998 which boosted tourism and gave an immense fillip to the economy.
Sakya’s account of becoming up in a wide Newari joint kinfolk in Kathmandu, his greater schooling within the wooded area study Institute, Dehra Dun, his paintings with the woodland division and his exceptional occupation as entrepreneur and hotelier makes compelling examining. Karna Sakya made an important contribution to the social quarter to boot. In 1987, after wasting his spouse and daughter to melanoma, he overcame own grief to construct Nepal’s first melanoma health facility by means of bobbing up with the cutting edge concept of levying a one-paisa tax on each cigarette offered within the nation.
Paradise in Our yard, translated by way of the writer from the Nepali best-seller Soch, is a lucid, enticing and sincere account of a amazing existence. In a state that's at the present time struggling with pessimism and uncertainty, it makes the inspiring aspect that one guy could make a distinction, that modify will be led to by means of exertions and unflagging determination.

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Read e-book online La nueva ilustración (Premio Internacional de Ensayo PDF

By José Manuel Sánchez Ron

El desarrollo científico y tecnológico ha llegado a tal nivel que no es posible continuar avanzando si se mantiene l. a. tradicional separación entre disciplinas. Vivimos -sostiene el autor de este libro, el físico, catedrático de Historia de l. a. Ciencia y miembro de los angeles genuine Academia Española, José Manuel Sánchez Ron- en un mundo interdisciplinar, en el que es el trabajo de grupos de especialistas en diferentes materias lo que permite ver más allá, así como intentar resolver los problemas que tiene planteados los angeles humanidad. Centrado especialmente en el ámbito de los angeles ciencia y l. a. tecnología, aunque también se incluye un capítulo dedicado a las humanidades y en otros se trata de ciencias sociales como l. a. economía, y utilizando como recurso l. a. historia de los angeles ciencia, este libro constituye un auténtico journey de strength por el número de disciplinas y personajes que aparecen en sus páginas: desde l. a. mecánica y matemática newtonianas a las ciencias medioambientales, pasando por l. a. medicina o l. a. arquitectura; desde Aristóteles y Galileo a von Neumann y Mandelbrot, pasando por Pasteur y Buckmister Fuller. No es sorprendente que lo haya titulado los angeles Nueva Ilustración, recordando l. a. célebre Encyclopédie, coordinada por el filósofo Denis Diderot y el físico y matemático Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, con los angeles que esta obra comparte el deseo de integrar el mayor número posible de saberes y prácticas para el beneficio y disfrute de los seres humanos, que ya viven, aunque no se den cuenta, en un mundo interdisciplinar.

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Teresa Pous Mas,Moisès Broggi Vallès's La necessitat de ser útil (Biografies i Memòries) (Catalan PDF

By Teresa Pous Mas,Moisès Broggi Vallès

Gràcies a les converses que durant anys el health professional Broggi ha mantingut amb M. Teresa Pous recollim en aquest llibre unes reflexions profundes, plenes de saviesa, sobre com donar sentit a los angeles vida. los angeles meditació crucial se centra en l. a. necessitat de ser útils, tant according to a un mateix com in line with als altres, i tant en el pla person com en el social i el de neighbors; en los angeles necessitat de superar l'egoisme com un point essencial en el qual les persones haurien d'aprofundir consistent with viure en plenitud. Un llibre que resumeix els pilars bàsics del pensament del health care provider Broggi i alhora aprofundeix en algunes de les ensenyances cabdals que han marcat los angeles seva vida, tant de l'experiència de l. a. guerra com dels mestres del pensament oriental.«Si lleveu al món l'amor i l'amistat, tot el que resta és menyspreable». Moisès Broggi

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