By Berris, Anthony; Brenner, Joseph Ḥayyim; Shapira, Anita
In a nutshell, Brenner's existence tale encompasses the new release that made "the nice jump" from Imperial Russia's faded of cost to the metropolitan facilities of modernity, and from conventional Jewish ideals and lifestyle to secularism and existentialism. In his writing he experimented with language and shape, yet continuously trying to painting existence realistically. A hugely acerbic critic of Jewish society, Brenner was once relentless in portraying the vices of either Jewish public existence and person Jews. so much of his contemporaries not just authorized his critique, yet trendy him for his forthrightness and took it as facts of his honesty and veracity.
Renowned writer and historian Anita Shapira's new biography illuminates Brenner's lifestyles and occasions, and his relationships with best cultural leaders akin to Nobel laureate S.Y. Agnon, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel's nationwide Poet, etc. Undermining the permitted myths approximately his existence and his loss of life, his melancholy, his kinfolk with writers, ladies, and men—including the query of his homoeroticism—this new biography examines Brenner's lifestyles in all its complexity and contradiction.
By Monica Wood
Winner of the 2012 Sarton Memoir Award
Mexico, Maine, 1963: The wooden kinfolk is way like its shut, Catholic, immigrant friends, all depending on the fathers’ wages from the Oxford Paper corporation. but if Dad all at once dies on his solution to paintings, Mum and the 4 deeply hooked up wooden women are set adrift.
When We have been the Kennedys is the tale of ways a relatives, a city, after which a kingdom mourns and unearths the power to maneuver on
By Dennis S. Buck
In Deaf Peddler: Confessions of an within guy, Dennis greenback unveils the fine details of exploiting his "disability" to earn effortless funds via training a distinct kind of panhandling. Dennis peddled for eleven years regardless of keeping a level in machine technology and receiving Supplemental protection source of revenue (SSI) and Social safety incapacity assurance (SSDI). He information the daily lifetime of a deaf peddler, together with the place to take advantage of funds in the slightest degree time (airports with their consistent temporary clients, shops on weekends, and quickly nutrition eating places) and the way he prepared his rounds utilizing a spreadsheet application. Deaf Peddler additionally offers a old standpoint on deaf peddling as a manner for under-educated deaf humans to make a residing whilst jobs have been challenging to discover, wages have been low, and Social safety didn't exist. yet many within the Deaf group deplored this job, and the nationwide organization of the Deaf campaigned to deter this habit that bolstered deaf stereotypes. greenback deserted peddling himself as a result, yet he issues out that deaf peddling survives this day, frequently within the hugely exploitative type of earrings of deaf staff thoroughly managed by means of oppressive deaf and listening to overseers. Deaf Peddler provides in enticing model a little-known cultural phenomenon that gives a revealing activate the final factor of panhandling in our society at the present time.
By Jay Parini
By Michael J. Dittman
From relative obscurity, even on the time of his dying in 1969, Jack Kerouac has risen to icon prestige with invigorated curiosity in any respect degrees of scholarship and readership. This biography serves an incredible objective in slicing via either the hagiography and the severe backlash that also surrounds the determine so much heavily pointed out with the Beat circulation. utilizing an identical structure—the occasions of his lifestyles— that Kerouac himself used in writing his roman a clef novels equivalent to at the street, this biography offers an obtainable substitute to present stories that might aid readers, fairly scholars comprehend the inventive legacy left through Kerouac. Readers could be capable of draw their very own insights and conclusions from this good drawn account that strains the old and private occasions that moved his profession alongside uncharted paths. 16 chapters piece jointly his bothered ties with relations, acquaintances, enthusiasts, and the literary institution. This examine rigorously examines the philosophy of the author and the psychology of the guy along with his many contradictions and complexities.Interest in Kerouac's existence hasn't ever been enhanced. This concise biography attracts on either new and confirmed learn on Kerouac to put out the evidence and distinguish the guy from the parable. A Timeline of occasions can assist readers comprehend the $64000 occurrences in Kerouac's existence, his travels, his writings, involvement within the Beat flow, and the bigger context of literary and political occasions of his time. a whole bibliography of works by means of Kerouac contains very important posthumous courses. A decide on bibliography of biographical and significant works, together with digital resources, will advisor readers with additional own pursuits or study tasks on Kerouac.
By Catherine Drinker Bowen
The portrait Bowen paints of this debatable guy, Francis Bacon (1561-1626), balances the outward lifestyles and activities of Bacon with the doubtless contradictory points of his subtle philosophical reflections. As Lord Chancellor of britain, Bacon used to be impeached through Parliament for taking bribes in place of work, convicted, and banished from London and the legislation courts. In a prayer Bacon composed throughout the period following his punishment, he finds that the dichotomy of his lifestyles used to be not more deeply felt than by way of himself, and he with ease admits that his responsibilities to society weren't as appropriate to his nature because the learn of philosophy, technological know-how, and legislations.
By Len Gougeon
Traces the non secular, mental, and highbrow evolution of 1 of America’s most vital cultural figures.
This severe biography strains the religious, mental, and highbrow progress of 1 of America’s ideal oracles and prophets, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882). starting together with his undergraduate occupation at Harvard and spanning the diversity of his grownup existence, the e-book examines the complicated, frequently painful emotional trip inward that will finally rework Emerson from an ordinary Unitarian minister into one of many century’s so much bold highbrow figures. through connecting Emerson’s internal existence together with his outer existence, Len Gougeon illustrates an almost seamless dating among Emerson’s Transcendental philosophy and his later profession as a social reformer, a insurgent who sought to “unsettle all issues” as a way to redeem his society.
In tracing the trail of Emerson’s evolution, Gougeon uses insights by way of Joseph Campbell, Erich Neumann, Mircea Eliade, and N. O. Brown. Like Emerson, all of those thinkers without delay skilled the fragmentation and dehumanization of the Western international, and all have been stimulated either at once and ultimately via Emerson and his philosophy. finally, this examine demonstrates how Emerson’s philosophy might turn into a significant strength of liberal reformation in American society, a strength whose impression is nonetheless felt today.
“A necessary contribution to Emersonian scholarship, this publication, in its attention of heroism by way of psychomythism, additionally offers considerate topic for the development of heroism within the modern era.” — The Year’s paintings in English Studies
“This booklet has a great undertaking, that is to rejoin Emerson the philosopher to Emerson the intuitive ‘visionary who feels in addition to thinks.’ … Gougeon’s certain readings are regularly compelling, and his arguments enticing and important.” — Emerson Society Papers
“…Gougeon deftly connects Emerson’s period to our personal, making him worthwhile and available to a brand new iteration of readers … Gougeon’s e-book is so good written, so basically grounded within the writers that attach us to Emerson, that it purely enlarges our engagement with the transcendentalist hero.” — The New England Quarterly
“…Emerson and Eros plumbs the depths a long way past the easy occasions in Emerson’s existence. scholars and scholar’s [sic] of Emerson’s vintage works will locate the meticulous dissection and reconstruction of Emerson’s intellectually formative impacts an eye-opening, considerate, and compelling assessment.” — Midwest e-book Review
“[E]ven readers whose wisdom of Emerson is rusty, or those that hardly ever be aware of greater than the identify, will take in [Gougeon’s] biography and his major rules with mind-blowing ease … i've got seldom encountered a pupil so steeped in his material—Mr. Gougeon has been learning Emerson for 30 years—and but so in a position to conveying that studying with an admirable lucidity ... input the biographer—or quite the biographical critic—as exact as he's passionate, evincing in his evocation of Emerson’s eros a deep feeling of his personal that renews the experience of his topic as our contemporary.” — Carl Rollyson, The New York Sun
“I’ve learn this ebook with substantial excitement; it's a compelling paintings of scholarship and religious exploration.” — Jay Parini, writer of Robert Frost: A lifestyles
By Narasingha P. Sil
Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay has been the most well-liked author of novels and brief tales in his local Bengaland in India at huge. regardless of this, he continues to be unrecognized within the English talking international. Narasingha P. Sil fills this void through providing a ancient severe evaluate of his upbringing and the reviews that stimulated his masterful and sumptuous paintings. The lifetime of Sharatchandra Chattopadhyay rescues the actual guy, a caste-conscious and patriarchal Brahmin of colonial Bengal, from the cuckoo land of gratuitous compliment and panegyric showered at the Aparajeya Kathasilpi, the “invincible” wordsmith. the writer exposes Sharatchandra’s innate conservative worldview and his romantic platonic proposal of human sexuality that tell all his love tales. in lots of respects Sharatchandra resembles his ambitious eu forbear, Jean Jacques Rousseau of Enlightenment France. The concluding bankruptcy of Sil’s biographical learn introduces this pioneering comparability among the 2 men—a veritable tour de force.
By Jean Canavaggio
Hablar del príncipe de los ingenios significa no solo enfrentarse con el misterio de su vida, sino acercarse a un mito, donde lo fabuloso, lo seguro y lo verosímil están inextricablemente mezclados. El propio autor nos advierte que «explicar a Cervantes es aventura arriesgada». En efecto, no basta con recopilar rigurosamente lo que de él y de su contexto se sabe, sino que l. a. tarea apasionante radica en ir al encuentro de este personaje enigmático. Así, en busca de una verdad que no cesa de ocultarse, se ve surgir en este libro el perfil de un hombre de una modernidad sorprendente.