The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

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Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780804149723

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today. "Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He wrote beyond you.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism. Described by The New York Times Book Review as "sermon, ultimatum, confession, deposition, testament, and chronicle...all presented in searing, brilliant prose," The Fire Next Time stands as a classic of literature.
Categories: Political Science

Between the World of Ta Nehisi Coates and Christianity

Between the World of Ta Nehisi Coates and Christianity

Coates has laid out the terms of a search for “paradise in a world full of theme parks. ... 1. ralph ellison, Shadow and Act (new york: Vintage international, 52 Between the World of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Christianity.

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532619441

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Between the world of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Christianity there appears to be the widest difference. Coates’s brief comments on Christianity in his highly acclaimed Between the World and Me make clear that religious faith is alien to his own experience. Still, Christian audiences from congregations to theological schools engaged the text for its analysis of the state of race relations in the United States. In September 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates tweeted, "Best thing about #BetweenTheWorldAndMe is watching Christians engage the work. Serious learning experience for me." This volume takes that tweet as an invitation to theologians, ethicists, and religious studies scholars to engage the book, and as a challenge to do so in a way that is a learning experience for Coates, the authors, and readers.
Categories: Religion

Explorations in Australian Literature

Explorations in Australian Literature

But the New Australia has definitely been able to come out of the old world cultural frames and the New Man of the New Australia is someone like ... David Malouf , 12 Edmonstone Street , New York : Vintage International , 1999 , 25 .

Author: Jaydeep Sarangi

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176257095

Category: Australian literature

Page: 202

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Categories: Australian literature

The Sentimental Life of International Law

The Sentimental Life of International Law

Literature, Language, and Longing in World Politics Gerry Simpson. us to tears but never to action (otherwise, as he puts it, they would not be displayed by newspapers).58 Others, meanwhile, have pointed out the ways in which such ...

Author: Gerry Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192666659

Category: Law

Page: 248

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The Sentimental Life of International Law is about our age-old longing for a decent international society and the ways of seeing, being, and speaking that might help us achieve that aim. This book asks how international lawyers might engage in a professional practice that has become, to adapt a title of Janet Malcolm's, both difficult and impossible. It suggests that international lawyers are disabled by the governing idioms of international lawyering, and proposes that they may be re-enabled by speaking different sorts of international law, or by speaking international law in different sorts of ways. In this methodologically diverse and unusually personal account, Gerry Simpson brings to the surface international law's hidden literary prose and offers a critical and redemptive account of the field. He does so in a series of chapters on international law's bathetic underpinnings, its friendly relations, the neurotic foundations of its underlying social order, its screened-off comic dispositions, its anti-method, and the life-worlds of its practitioners. Finally, the book closes with a chapter in which international law is re-envisioned through the practice of gardening. All of this is put forward as a contribution to the project of making international law, again, a compelling language for our times.
Categories: Law

Winterson Narrating Time and Space

Winterson Narrating Time and Space

1989. New York: Grove Press. The World and Other Places. 1998. New York: Vintage International. Art Objects: Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery. 1997. New York: Vintage International. The PowerBook. 2000. New York: Vintage International.

Author: Mine Özyurt Kılıç

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443812238

Category: Fiction

Page: 205

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In this book, scholars, students and aficionados of Jeanette Winterson will find ten analyses of time, space and narrative in her works. From her very first novel, Jeanette Winterson has made her characters move in time and in space, and she has always shown a sophisticated interest in narrative forms, and this is the first book to focus entirely on these central concerns. The writers of the essays provide different perspectives on the three subjects, from postmodernism to quantum physics, queer theory to genre studies and the uncanny to stylistics. In its section on time and narrative, the volume offers a fresh approach to Winterson's works, with a concentration on autobiographical elements, love, desire, the language of quantum physics, and the queer uncanny. The next section, space and narrative, pursues the motifs of journeys, utopic spaces, cyberspace and labyrinths, and includes a chapter on the shorter fiction. The last section, which comprises essays that cover all three elements of time, space and narrative equally, examines these themes as they affect Winterson's representation of voices and corporeality, and her use of romance narrative in the children's fiction. The volume covers Winterson's major fiction, with the Introduction connecting the images of huts, rivers and fire-gazing that are found extensively in her works to the themes of time and space, and bringing the discussion up to Winterson's latest novel, The Stone Gods. A mixture of established and new scholars presents in this book an exciting array of the latest ideas on this respected and popular writer.
Categories: Fiction

A Sea for Encounters

A Sea for Encounters

... their argument that the proliferation of voices as different social constituencies around the world have acquired a hearing in politics rules out the possibility ... Naipaul, V.S. Halfa Life (New York: Vintage International, 2001).

Author: Stella Borg Barthet

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042027640

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

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The present volume contains general essays on: the relevance of `Commonwealth¿ literature; the treatment of Dalits in literature and culture; the teaching of African literature in the UK; `sharing places¿ and Drum magazine in South Africa; black British book covers as primers for cultural contact; Christianity, imperialism, and conversion; Orang Pendek and Papuans in colonial Indonesia; Carnival and drama in the anglophone Caribbean; issues of choice between the Maltese language and Its Others; and patterns of interaction between married couples in Malta. As well as these, there are essays providing close readings of works by the following authors: Chinua Achebe, André Aciman, Diran Adebayo, Monica Ali, Edward Atiyah, Margaret Atwood, Murray Bail, Peter Carey, Amit Chaudhuri, Austin Clarke, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Antjie Krog, Hanif Kureishi, Naguib Mahfouz, David Malouf, V.S. Naipaul, Michael Ondaatje, Tayeb Salih, Zadie Smith, Ahdaf Soueif, Yvonne Vera. Contributors: Jogamaya Bayer, Katrin Berndt, Sabrina Brancato, Monica Bungaro, Judith Lütge Coulli, Robert Cribb, Natasha Distiller, Evelyne Hanquart¿Turner, Marie Herbillon, Tuomas Huttunen, Gen¿ichiro Itakura, Jacqueline Jondot, Karen King¿Aribisala, Ursula Kluwick, Dorothy Lane, Ben Lebdai, Lourdes López¿Ropero, Amin Malak, Daniel Massa, Concepción Mengibar¿Rico, Susanne Reichl, Brigitte Scheer¿Schaezler, Lydia Sciriha, Jamie S. Scott, Andrea Strolz, Peter O. Stummer, Cynthia vanden Driesen, Clare Thake Vassallo. Stella Borg Barthet is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Malta. She is the author of papers and book chapters, mostly on Maltese, Australian, and African fiction. Her current research interests include North African and African-American writing.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Greening of Everyday Life

The Greening of Everyday Life

Out in the Country. New York: New York University Press ... New York: Vintage International. Nearing, Helen and Scott Nearing. 1954/1970. Living the Good Life: How to Live Sanely and Simply in a Troubled World. New York: Schocken Books.

Author: John M. Meyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198758662

Category: Political Science

Page: 289

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The Greening of Everyday Life develops a distinctive new way of talking about environmental concerns in post-industrial society. It brings together several conceptual frameworks with a diversity of case studies and practical examples of efforts to orient everyday material practices toward greater sustainability. The volume builds upon internal criticisms of dominant strands of contemporary environmentalism in post-industrial societies, and develops a new approach which emerges from a number of disciplines, but is unified by a normative concern for the material objects and practices familiar to members of societies in their everyday lives. In exploring alternatives, the chapter authors utilize conceptual frameworks rooted in environmental justice, new materialism, and social practice theory and apply it to the everyday; attention to urban biodiversity, infrastructure for storm water run-off, green home remodelling, household toxicity, community gardens and farmers markets, bicycling and automobility, alternative technologies, and more. With contributions from leading international and emerging scholars, this volume critically explores specific strategies and actions taken to generate homes, communities, and livelihoods that might be scaled-up to promote more sustainable societies.
Categories: Political Science

Phase out of Single hull Tank Vessels

Phase out of Single hull Tank Vessels

When Congress enacted the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 , the U.S. took a bold leap forward , leading the world in requiring double hulls and imposing new safety requirements for tankers moving oil to our shores . The International Maritime ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000058153000

Category: Hulls (Naval architecture)

Page: 100

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Categories: Hulls (Naval architecture)

The Power of Meaning

The Power of Meaning

... 2000); and Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays (New York: Vintage International, 1991). search for it particularly urgent: As pointed out by Terry Eagleton, cited in Zaretsky, A Life Worth Living.

Author: Emily Esfahani Smith

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473503120

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

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'Life-transforming' Susan Cain, author of Quiet Searching for happiness is overrated, learn to find meaning instead There is a persistent myth in our culture that in order to lead a fulfilling life we must pursue happiness at all times. In her groundbreaking work, Emily Esfahani Smith explains that it is actually the search for meaning that will bring fulfilment. She argues that meaning is all around us in vast untapped resources, and that the key is finding it in the right here, right now. Her inspiring TED Talk on the same topic has been viewed over a million times. To explore how we can change our lives for the better, she draws on the latest research in psychology, sociology, philosophy and neuroscience, as well as insights from figures in literature and history such as George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle and the Buddha. She shows us how cultivating connections to others, identifying and working toward a purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and seeking out mystery, can immeasurably deepen our lives. To do this she visits remarkable people and places, such as a tight-knit fishing village in the Chesapeake Bay, a dinner where young people gather to share their experiences of profound loss, and a drug kingpin who finds his purpose in helping people get fit. She explores how we might begin to build a culture that leaves space for introspection and awe, cultivates a sense of community, and imbues our lives with meaning.
Categories: Self-Help

The Things That Really Matter

The Things That Really Matter

to nothing, but he adds that life can be made subjectively meaningful if it is in you to do what you are doing ... New York: Vintage International Books, 1991. ... 'Out of the blue into the black: reflections on death and meaning'.

Author: Michael Hauskeller

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781800082175

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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While being rooted in the academic discourse, The Things That Really Matter comprehensively explores the most fundamental aspects of human life in an accessible, non-technical language, adding fresh perspectives and new arguments and considerations that are designed to stimulate further debate and, in some cases, a deliberate redirection of research interests in the respective areas. It features a series of conversations about the things in our life that we all, in one way or another, wrestle with if we are at all concerned about what kind of world we live in and what our role in it is: things like birth, age, and death, good and evil, the meaning of life, the nature of the self and the role the body plays for our identity, our gendered existence, love and faith, free will, beauty, and our experience of the sacred. Situating abstract ideas in concrete experience, The Things That Really Matter encourages the reader to participate in an open-ended dialogue involving a variety of thinkers with different backgrounds and orientations. Lively and accessible, it shows thinking as an open-ended process and a collaborative endeavour that benefits from talking to each other rather than against each other, featuring real conversations, where ideas are explored, tested, changed, and occasionally dropped. It is thinking in motion, personal yet universal.
Categories: Philosophy