Discourses and Selected Writings

Discourses and Selected Writings

In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of Stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love.

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141917481

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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The Discourses/Fragments/Enchiridion 'I must die. But must I die bawling?' Epictetus, a Greek Stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicopolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of Stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love. Translated and Edited with an Introduction by Robert Dobbin
Categories: Philosophy

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

In his reflections on Christianity, Saint Thomas Aquinas forged a unique synthesis of ancient philosophy and medieval theology.

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141908182

Category: Religion

Page: 880

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In his reflections on Christianity, Saint Thomas Aquinas forged a unique synthesis of ancient philosophy and medieval theology. Preoccupied with the relationship between faith and reason, he was influenced both by Aristotle's rational world view and by the powerful belief that wisdom and truth can ultimately only be reached through divine revelation. Thomas's writings, which contain highly influential statements of fundamental Christian doctrine, as well as observations on topics as diverse as political science, anti-Semitism and heresy, demonstrate the great range of his intellect and place him firmly among the greatest medieval philosophers.
Categories: Religion

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

Fusing philosophy and religion with vivid originality and metaphysical passion, these works have intrigued and inspired philosophers and theologians from Hegel to Heidegger and beyond.

Author: Meister Eckhart

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141904603

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Composed during a critical time in the evolution of European intellectual life, the works of Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327) are some of the most powerful medieval attempts to achieve a synthesis between ancient Greek thought and the Christian faith. Writing with great rhetorical brilliance, Eckhart combines the neoplatonic concept of oneness - the idea that the ultimate principle of the universe is single and undivided - with his Christian belief in the Trinity, and considers the struggle to describe a perfect God through the imperfect medium of language. Fusing philosophy and religion with vivid originality and metaphysical passion, these works have intrigued and inspired philosophers and theologians from Hegel to Heidegger and beyond.
Categories: Religion

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves' Anna Freud was one of the most creative and innovative thinkers in the history of ...

Author: Anna Freud

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141981888

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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'There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves' Anna Freud was one of the most creative and innovative thinkers in the history of psychoanalysis, whose pioneering work in child analysis and development revolutionized the treatment of the young. This essential anthology of her writings includes extracts from her classic The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence, as well as papers on normal and pathological child development, on adolescence, trauma, aggression and analytical technique. Together they offer a definitive overview of her entire career, displaying the richness, variety and originality of her thinking. 'An achievement of the first importance ... underlines the clarity and cogency of Anna Freud's thinking, [and] makes it accessible to a wide audience' Clifford Yorke, former Medical Director, the Anna Freud Centre, London
Categories: Psychology

Selected Writings Dario Ruben

Selected Writings  Dario  Ruben

The first part of this collection presents Darío’s most significant poems in a bilingual format and organized thematically in the way Darío himself envisioned them.

Author: Ruben Dario

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440626913

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

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Born in Nicaragua, Rubén Darío is known as the consummate leader of the Modernista movement, an esthetic trend that swept the Americas from Mexico to Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century. Seeking a language and a style that would distinguish the newly emergent nations from the old imperial power of Spain, Darío’s writing offered a refreshingly new vision of the world—an artistic sensibility at once cosmopolitan and connected to the rhythms of nature. The first part of this collection presents Darío’s most significant poems in a bilingual format and organized thematically in the way Darío himself envisioned them. The second part is devoted to Darío’s prose, including short stories, fables, profiles, travel writing, reportage, opinion pieces, and letters. A sweeping biographical introduction by distinguished critic Ilan Stavans places Darío in historical and artistic context, not only in Latin America but in world literature. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Fiction

Jos Mart

Jos   Mart

Organized chronologically, this collection begins with his early writings, including a thundering account of his political imprisonment in Cuba at age sixteen.

Author: José Martí

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142437042

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 462

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José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile in New York for most of his adult life, earning his living as a foreign correspondent. Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Martí's were the eyes through which much of Latin America saw the United States. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that period in U.S. history, the assassination of James Garfield, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and much more, bring it rushing back to life. Organized chronologically, this collection begins with his early writings, including a thundering account of his political imprisonment in Cuba at age sixteen. The middle section focuses on his journalism, which offers an image of the United States in the nineteenth century, its way of life and system of government, that rivals anything written by de Tocqueville, Dickens, Trollope, or any other European commentator. Including generous selections of his poetry and private notebooks, the book concludes with his astonishing, hallucinatory final masterpiece, "War Diaries", never before translated into English.
Categories: Literary Collections

Selected Writings on Art and Literature

Selected Writings on Art and Literature

Before publishing the sensuous and scandalous poems of Les Fleurs du Mal, Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) had already earned respect as a forthright and witty critic of art and literature.

Author: Charles Baudelaire

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: UOM:39015070708204

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 460

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Before publishing the sensuous and scandalous poems of Les Fleurs du Mal, Charles Baudelaire (1821- 67) had already earned respect as a forthright and witty critic of art and literature. This stimulating selection of criticism reveals him as a worshipper at the altar of beauty, illuminating his belief that the pursuit of this ideal must be paramount in artistic expression. Reviews of exhibitions discuss works by great painters such as Delacroix and Ingres in fascinating detail, and 'Of Virtuous Plays and Novels' sees Baudelaire as an avenging angel in defence of true art. Writings on Poe, Flaubert and Gautier evoke a profound understanding of fellow artists, while his single excursion into musical criticism, 'Richard Wagner and Tannhduser in Paris', displays an incisive awareness of the magical power of suggestion in music.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Yellow Wall Paper Herland and Selected Writings

The Yellow Wall Paper  Herland  and Selected Writings

Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems.

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145021

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A collection of the groundbreaking feminist writer's most famous works, with a thought-provoking introduction by bestselling author Kate Bolick Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustrations with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Gilman also wrote Herland, a wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. New York Times bestselling author Kate Bolick contributes an illuminating introduction that explores Gilman's fascinating yet complicated life. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Fiction

The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

The Power of Nonviolent Resistance includes a new introduction and suggestions for further exploration by renowned Gandhi scholar Tridip Suhrud, which gives context to the time of Gandhi's writings while placing them firmly into the present ...

Author: M. K. Gandhi

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525505891

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 352

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In time for the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of his birth, a specially curated collection of Mahatma Gandhi's writings on nonviolent resistance and activism. A Penguin Classic The year 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi's birth, and Penguin Classics presents a short but comprehensive selection of text by Gandhi that speaks to non-violent civil disobedience and activism. In excerpts drawn from his books, letters, and essays--including from Hind Swaraj, Satyagraha in South Africa, Yeravda Mandir, Ashram Observances in Action, his readings of Thoreau and Tolstoy, and his essays on the life of Socrates--the reader observes the power and eloquence in which Gandhi expressed his views on non-violent resistance, which have inspired activists from the U.S. Civil Rights movement and around the world. The Power of Nonviolent Resistance includes a new introduction and suggestions for further exploration by renowned Gandhi scholar Tridip Suhrud, which gives context to the time of Gandhi's writings while placing them firmly into the present-day political climate, inspiring a new generation of activists to follow the civil rights hero's teachings and practices.
Categories: Literary Collections

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: UOM:39076000841093

Category: History

Page: 294

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Categories: History

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

An authoritative introduction outlines Ruskin's life and thought, making it clear why his writing is still relevant today. This new edition also includes a selection of Ruskin's own illustrations.

Author: John Ruskin

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: UOM:39015063152089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 363

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John Ruskin was the most powerful and influential art critic and social commentator of the Victorian nineteenth century. A true polymath, he wrote about nature, art, architecture, politics, history, myth and much more. All of his work is characterized by a clarity of vision as unsettling and intense now as it was for his first readers.This new selection includes wide-ranging extracts of Ruskin's texts, from the early 1840s to the late 1880s, as well as representative material from each of his major works. Modern Painters, The Stones of Venice, and Sesame and Lilies are juxtaposed with less familiar writing on science and myth. An authoritative introduction outlines Ruskin's life and thought, making it clear why his writing is still relevant today. This new edition also includes a selection of Ruskin's own illustrations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

From struggling Grub Street journalist to moralist and lexicographer to (as Smollett put it) 'The Great Cham of Literature', the literary career of Samuel Johnson divides into three stages.

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: 0140430334

Category: Fiction

Page: 571

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From struggling Grub Street journalist to moralist and lexicographer to (as Smollett put it) 'The Great Cham of Literature', the literary career of Samuel Johnson divides into three stages.
Categories: Fiction

Selected Writings on Art and Artists of Baudelaire

Selected Writings on Art and Artists  of  Baudelaire

Translated articles illustrating the development of Baudelaire's critical ideas.

Author: Charles Baudelaire

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: UVA:X000377374

Category: Arts

Page: 460

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Translated articles illustrating the development of Baudelaire's critical ideas.
Categories: Arts

Poems Protest and a Dream

Poems  Protest  and a Dream

"This en face annotated edition of selected writings of the Mexican poet includes the Respuesta to the Bishop of Puebla (1691) and a broad selection of her poetry and dramatic texts: nine love sonnets; segments from Primero sueäno, ...

Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140447032

Category: Poetry

Page: 254

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"This en face annotated edition of selected writings of the Mexican poet includes the Respuesta to the Bishop of Puebla (1691) and a broad selection of her poetry and dramatic texts: nine love sonnets; segments from Primero sueäno, Villancico VI to SaintCatherine, and Loa para el auto sacramental de el divino Narciso; and Leonor's speech from the play Los empeänos de una casa. Peden's 'Translator's Note' explains her translation strategy of 'moving backwards' towards the poet's place and time, which skillfully captures the full flavor of the baroque past. Stavans' extensive 'Introduction' and 'Suggestions for Further Reading' provide orientation to Sor Juana's masterpieces and their social and intellectual contexts. Highly recommended for classroom and general use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Categories: Poetry

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

This new translation of work from the controversial Austrian satirist, essayist, playwright, poet and journalist highlights his distrust of the press, his criticism of German culture and his negative views on the growth of Nazi power and ...

Author: Karl Kraus

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 014118096X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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This new translation of work from the controversial Austrian satirist, essayist, playwright, poet and journalist highlights his distrust of the press, his criticism of German culture and his negative views on the growth of Nazi power and Hitler. Original.
Categories: Fiction

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

This text contains selections of Lady Gregory's writings on autobiography, Irish folklore and translations, Irish saga and romance, Irish culture, and her own plays, poems and journals.

Author: Lady Gregory

Publisher: Penguin USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020364126

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 573

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This text contains selections of Lady Gregory's writings on autobiography, Irish folklore and translations, Irish saga and romance, Irish culture, and her own plays, poems and journals. The book includes pieces from Seers and Healers, West Irish Ballads, The Kiltarten Poetry Book, Laughter in Ireland, Kathleen ni Houlihan and also extracts from her journals Volume 1 (1916-1925) and Volume 2 (1925-1932).
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Fight and Other Writings

The Fight and Other Writings

This collection encourages the reader to reconsider the nature of critical writing, which Hazlitt transforms into an art form.

Author: William Hazlitt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141937168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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Hazlitt is one of the greatest masters of English prose style and this new selection demonstrates the variety and richness of his writing. The volume includes classic pieces of drama and literature criticism, such as his essays on Shakespeare and Coleridge, as well as less well-known material from his social and political journalism. This collection encourages the reader to reconsider the nature of critical writing, which Hazlitt transforms into an art form.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Mayflower Papers

The Mayflower Papers

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Author: Various

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101201503

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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The most important personal accounts of the Plymouth Colony, the key sources of Nathaniel Philbrick's New York Times bestseller Mayflower National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick and his father, Thomas Philbrick, present the most significant and readable original works that were used in the writing of Mayflower, offering a definitive look at a crucial era of America's history. The selections include William Bradford's "Of Plymouth Plantation" (1651), the most comprehensive of all contemporary accounts of settlement in seventeenth-century America; Benjamin Church's "Entertaining Passages Relating to Philip's War 1716," an eye-opening account from Church's field notes from battle; and much more. Providing explanatory notes for every piece, the editors have vividly re-created the world of seventeenth-century New England for anyone interested in the early history of our nation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Categories: Literary Collections