Entering the warped world of S.J. Perelman is an experience. Written mainly for New Yorker magazine from the 1930s onwards, his sketches made reckless guerilla forays behind enemy lines to expose the absurdities of modern life and bring succour to that most persecuted minority of all: the embattled sane.
Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is a 1964 novel by the Czechoslovak writer Bohumil Hrabal. It tells the story of a man who recounts various events from his past, and in particular his love life. The novel is written in one long sentence.
Foundation is a science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov. It is the first published in his Foundation Trilogy. Foundation is a cycle of five interrelated short stories, first published as a single book by Gnome Press in 1951.
Henderson has come to Africa on a spiritual safari, a quest for the truth. His feats of strength, his passion for life, and, most importantly, his inadvertant success in bringing rain have made him a god-like figure among the tribes.
Thebiologically activemetabolite of vitamin D, 1,25(OH)2D3, affects mineral homeostasis and has numerous other diverse physiological functions including effects on growth of cancer cells and protection against certain immune disorders.
Ezra Loomis Pound u lind më 30 tetor të vitit 1885 në Hejli, Ajdaho. Ka qenë profesor i gjuhës në Kolegjin Wabash në Indianë, ku u përjashtua nga puna enda pa i mbushur gjashtë muaj. Sipas punëdhënësve sjellja e Poundit ishte tepër boemike dhe e pamoralshme dhe që atëherë filloi jeta e tij prej mërgimtari të papajtuar gjer në fund të jetës.
Xhevdet Bajraj lindi më 6 mars në Kosovë. Është poet dhe përkthyes. Poezia e tij, krahas përfshirjes nëpër antologji të ndryshme në gjuhën shqipe, spanjolle, serbe dhe angleze, është përkthyer në disa gjuhë të huaja.
Këto poema marrin mbi vete rreziqe të jashtëzakonshme, duke e shtrirë stilin e thatë e të zhveshur të Silvia Plathit deri aty ku nuk mban më. Janë një triumf i hidhur, provë e kapacitetit të poezisë për t'i dhënë realitetit qëndrueshmërinë më të madhe të së imagjinuarës. Ajo nuk mund të rikthehej prej tyre.
The Phenomenology of Spirit is Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's most widely discussed philosophical work; its German title can be translated as either The Phenomenology of Spirit or The Phenomenology of Mind. Hegel described the work as an “exposition of the coming to be of knowledge”.
"Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."-- Immanuel Kant
Isaiah Berlin was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century--an activist of the intellect who marshaled vast erudition and eloquence in defense of the endangered values of individual liberty and moral and political plurality. In The Crooked Timber of Humanity he exposes the links between the ideas of the past and the social and political cataclysms of our own time: between the Platonic belief in absolute truth and the lure of authoritarianism; between the eighteenth-century reactionary ideologue Joseph de Maistre and twentieth-century Fascism; between the romanticism of Schiller and Byron and the militant--and sometimes genocidal--nationalism that convulses the modern world.
This new edition features a revised text that supplants all previous versions, a new foreword in which award-winning novelist John Banville discusses Berlin's life and ideas, particularly his defense of pluralism, and a substantial new appendix that provides rich context, including letters by Berlin and previously uncollected writings, most notably his virtuoso review of Bertrand Russell's A History of Western Philosophy.
The Red Book is a red leather‐bound folio manuscript crafted by the Swiss physician and psychologist Carl Gustav Jung between 1915 and about 1930. It recounts and comments upon the author's imaginative experiences between 1913 and 1916, and is based on manuscripts first drafted by Jung in 1914–15 and 1917.
Art, Love, Melancholy, Philosophy, Semiotics and Psychoanalysis
by Julia Kristeva
Julia Kristeva is a highly influential French philosopher and writer whose work encompasses semiotics linguitics women in China modern America the intellectual or dissident concepts such as the power of horror abjection melancholy and the chora or 'semiotic, pre-oedipal realm' the Madonna and maternal world and avant garde modernists such as Artaud, Joyce, Mallarme and Beckett.
Combining volumes 5 and 6 from the second R. Crumb Sketchbook boxed set and produced directly from the original artworks, this volume includes Crumb’s move to rural California, his marriage to Aline Kominsky, the birth of daughter Sophie, as well as Mr. Natural, mischievous Snoids, Arcade comic strips, political discontent, existential angst, huge powerful women, geeky little guys, Mao Tse Tung, Mick Jagger, and moral outrage.
This text provides a third dose of visual stimulation and vital information, following on from the successes of 'Vitamin P' and 'Vitamin D'. Similar in concept, scope and structure, this book presents, in A to Z order, the work of 122 international artists.
Since the publication of the first Vitamin P in 2002, painting has continued to evolve and excite, with new generations responding to its historic importance and taking it in unexpected directions. A central pillar of artistic practice, painting also has enduring appeal, dominating the art market. Vitamin P3 takes the conversation forward, spotlighting more than 100 outstanding artists who are engaging with - and pushing the boundaries of - the medium of paint.
Mel Brimfield's complex practice takes a skewed and tangled romp through the already vexed historiography of performance art, simultaneously revealing and inventing a rich history of collaboration between artists, dancers, theater makers, political activists and comedians.
This is a unique presentation of previously unseen ephemera, artefacts and documentation relating to some of the most significant performance work of the last 50 years, framed by anecdotes and reminiscences from leading lights working within this vibrant field.
Jazzology: The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory for All Musicians
by Robert Rawlins
(Jazz Instruction). A one-of-a-kind book encompassing a wide scope of jazz topics, for beginners and pros of any instrument. A three-pronged approach was envisioned with the creation of this comprehensive resource: as an encyclopedia for ready reference, as a thorough methodology for the student, and as a workbook for the classroom, complete with ample exercises and conceptual discussion. Includes the basics of intervals, jazz harmony, scales and modes, ii-V-I cadences. For harmony, it covers: harmonic analysis, piano voicings and voice leading; modulations and modal interchange, and reharmonization. For performance, it takes players through: jazz piano comping, jazz tune forms, arranging techniques, improvisation, traditional jazz fundamentals, practice techniques, and much more! Customer reviews on amazon.com for Jazzology average a glowing 5 stars! Here is a typical reader comment: "The book's approach is so intuitive, it almost leads you by the hand into the world of jazz. Certainly jazz is freedom of expression, but you have to know what you're doing and this book is the tool for that ... (it) should be standard in every high school with a jazz program and every college lab band."
What "really constitutes an architectural atmosphere"? Peter Zumthor says, is "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty ... under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way."
For more than thirty years, the beautifully illustrated "Architecture: Form, Space, and Order" has been the classic introduction to the basic vocabulary of architectural design. The updated Third Edition features expanded sections on circulation, light, views, and site context, along with new considerations of environmental factors, building codes, and contemporary examples of form, space, and order.
This classic visual reference helps both students and practicing architects understand the basic vocabulary of architectural design by examining how form and space are ordered in the built environment.? Using his trademark meticulous drawing, Professor Ching shows the relationship between fundamental elements of architecture through the ages and across cultural boundaries. By looking at these seminal ideas, "Architecture: Form, Space, and Order" encourages the reader to look critically at the built environment and promotes a more evocative understanding of architecture.
How Buildings Work: The Natural Order of Architecture
by Edward Allen
llustrated throughout with several hundred clear, sometimes whimsical line drawings, more than half of them from the author's own hand, this easy-to-read work reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies - and why some buildings do this so much better than others.
This book focuses on the exciting possibilities for representing the built environment with techniques ranging from pencil sketching to computers. It teaches students the following skills: how to draw using a range of media, the basic rules of making effective spatial images, and how to express ideas through appropriate media and forms of communication.
Imagined Communities - Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
by Benedict Anderson
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism is a book by Benedict Anderson. It introduces a popular concept in political sciences and sociology, that of imagined communities named after it
Nji Shkurtim Kujtimesh Mbi Kryengritjen Shqyptare të Vjetit 1912
by Hasan Prishtina
Ribotimi i Nji shkurtim kujtimesh për kryengritjen e vjetit 1912 të Hasan Prishtinës ka për qëllim që, përveçse me u ndihmue breznive të sotme me i gjetë ato sheja, edhe me i njohë këto brezni me sakrificat e këtij patrioti vetëmohues dhe me i ba me kuptue se kombi shqiptar ka ditë me pasë edhe udhëheqës politikë që vendin e vet jo veç nuk e kanë vjedhë, po madje për të e kanë shkri edhe pasuninë vetjake.
The Forties in Pictures Ten years that altered the face of the world: a war fought across four continent, the break-up of old empires and the establishment of new ones, and the explosive inauguration of nuclear power. Between these covers are some of the greatest and most graphic images of the age, revealing the best and worst of a turbulent era: from battlefield to beauty parlor, from the London black-out to the glittering screens of Hollywood's golden age, from old enemies to new nations
Botimi i këtij libërthi, po bahet me qëllimin me e vetëdijësue opinionin publik kombtar e ndërkombtar mbi kërditë e kryeme më 1912-13, e të cilat në forma të ndryshme, regjimet serbe na i kanë përsëritë gjatë tanë shekullit XX. Këto krime kulmuen veçmas në fund të shekullit që lamë mbas, kur përjetuam një tjetër Golgotë shqiptare. Ky botim nuk synon veç me i kujtue masakrat e forcave serbe kundër civilëve të pafajshëm shqiptarë, por edhe me shërbye si paralajmërim se Golgotat e tilla, me shumë gjasë, munden me na u përsëritë.
Një ndjenjë latente apatridi gjithmonë e ndjeja në vete. Isha i mbarsur me të. Si me vdekjen. E luftonte bindja ime e marrë se, më në fund, me të rënë komunizmi, do të bëhem edhe unë me Atdhe. Më ngrohte ekzistimi i Shqipërisë, vetë fjala... Shqipëria ishte ai guri i madh që i mungonte mozaikut tim, ajo gjysmë e humbur e librit që më kallte kërshërinë me epilogun që nuk mund e lexoja, ajo letër e humbur që nuk ma kishin nisur kurrë, ajo copë e thyer e pasqyrës në të cilën pashë veten për herë të parë qartazi e të tërë.
In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this era—or any era—holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. Whether he is describing his coming of age in America, his formative war experiences, or his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, A Man Without a Country is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions.
In this classic study Cocteau vividly describes his extraordinary experiences while taking opium, the drug to which he owed his "perfect hours" but which, inevitably, exacted its price. It also contains reminiscences of some of Cocteau's closet friends, including Nijinsky and Marcel Proust, and provides revealing insights into the creation of such masterpieces as Orphee and Les Enfants Terribles.