Essays and Reflections

Author: Walter Benjamin

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547540655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8016


Essays and reflections from one of the twentieth century’s most original cultural critics, with an introduction by Hannah Arendt. Walter Benjamin was an icon of criticism, renowned for his insight on art, literature, and philosophy. This volume includes his views on Kafka, with whom he felt a close personal affinity; his studies on Baudelaire and Proust; and his essays on Leskov and Brecht’s epic theater. Illuminations also includes his penetrating study “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction,” an enlightening discussion of translation as a literary mode; and his theses on the philosophy of history. Hannah Arendt selected the essays for this volume and introduces them with a classic essay about Benjamin’s life in a dark historical era. Leon Wieseltier’s preface explores Benjamin’s continued relevance for our times. Walter Benjamin (1892–1940) was a German-Jewish Marxist literary critic, essayist, translator, and philosopher. He was at times associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory and was also greatly inspired by the Marxism of Bertolt Brecht and Jewish mysticism as presented by Gershom Scholem.​


The Human Becoming Theory in Practice and Research

Author: Rosemarie Rizzo Parse

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763711108

Category: Medical

Page: 409

View: 9163


Intended as a reference and guide for instructors teaching life science and any discipline at the high school and/or college level where evolution is likely to be covered. In addition, it is an excellent read for anyone interested in the creation/evolution controversy.Course Names--Biological Sciences 53: Evolution, Diversity, and History of Life-BIO. 455 Evolution-330 Evolution-BIN 200: Biology of VertebratesSample Course DescriptionsA study of the process of organic evolution and its result: the structural, functional, and genetic diversity of organisms. Emphasis on recent advances in understanding phylogenetic relationships among the primary groups of organisms, major events in the history of life, and the fundamental concepts and methods of evolutionary biology. A study of organic evolution and its theoretical basis. This course develops three major themes: the history of evolutionary thought, the mechanisms of evolution, amd highlights in the history of life. Offered in alternate years. Study of the processes of evolution from macromolecules to the genesis of major groups of life. Examination of Neo-Darwinian theories of adaptation and natural selection as well as competing scientific explanations of evolutionary change. Assessment of contemporary criticism of Darwinian theory. Three class hours per week in seminar format with emphasis on reading of primary literature and discussion.


A Novel of Hildegard Von Bingen

Author: Mary Sharratt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547567847

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 6756


A tale inspired by the life of the 12th-century abbess, composer and prophet depicts a young girl who upon being given to the Church rejects the order's masochistic piety and finds grace in studying books, growing herbs and rejoicing in divine visions before finding ways to liberate her sisters and herself. 20,000 first printing.


Author: Earl Leonard Langguth

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1598866230

Category: Poetry

Page: 318

View: 2593


It was amazing, simply amazing! As he read to us from Illuminations what he was telling us seemed so real that I felt I was actually watching it happen!' Here is the recipe: Take one veteran knowledgeable Bible teacher enable him also to be adept at creating lyric poetry; have Illuminations, the result, read aloud by an expressive reader; process this through hearing into that part of the listeners' brains which sees, feels, and visualizes; and it comes alive! Illuminations is New Testament experience in instant form. Just add sound and intention, and enjoy!In the Middle Ages the monk copyists added color, life and meaning to manuscripts by illuminating them. Illuminations does the same thing for us.

Illuminations from the Past

Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern China

Author: Ban Wang

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804750998

Category: History

Page: 311

View: 1945


This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history. Mainstream books on China tend to focus on the hard aspects of economics, government, politics, or international relations. This book takes a humanistic look at modern changes and examines how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and transformations. Drawing on a wide array of sources in political and aesthetic writings, literature, film, and public discourse, the author has portrayed the unique ways the Chinese imagine and portray their own historical destiny in the midst of trauma, catastrophe, and runaway globalization.

A Season in Hell and Illuminations

Author: Arthur Rimbaud

Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780918526892

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 4520


"With skill and imagination, Bertrand Mathieu gives us an intimacy of the spoken American that allows readers to absorb themselves in Rimbaud's private drama as in an obsessive dream of our own.... Mathieu has earned our gratitude and praise for his accomplishment: to have given Rimbaud his contemporary relevance for us."--David Ignatow


Women Writing on Photography from the 1850s to the Present

Author: Liz Heron,Val Williams

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860640414

Category: Photographic criticism

Page: 521

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This selection of women's writings on photography proposes a new and different history, demonstrating the ways in which women's perspectives have advanced photographic criticism over 150 years, focusing it more deeply and, with the advent of feminist approaches, increasingly challenging its orthodoxies. Included in the book are Rosalind Krauss, Ingrid Sischy, Vicki Goldberg and Carol Squiers.

Shakespearean Illuminations

Essays in Honor of Marvin Rosenberg

Author: Marvin Rosenberg

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136579

Category: Drama

Page: 371

View: 6409


Topics in this collection include discussions of acting the "Big Four, " as well as studies on politics, language, and history.