By Georg Klein
Ina Hartwig in ihrer Laudatio zum Niedersächsischen Staatspreis 2012
By Georg Klein
By David Madden
This meshing of iconoclastic and debatable items comprises different views on each point of the warfare and reconstruction, from tradition and civilian existence to an imagining of Abraham Lincoln’s critique of ways historians have recorded the battle and its aftermath. via exploring this net of belief, we will greater comprehend the struggle and, in flip, shed higher mild at the current and the future.
By Conor Cruise O'Brien,Oliver Kamm
Conor Cruise O'Brien's great and highly debatable 1965 essay at the political convictions of W. B. Yeats is the title-piece for this very good 1988 selection of items on politics, faith, nationalism and terrorism.
'O'Brien is a guy of robust perspectives, and he writes with verve and wit. trust him or no longer, one reads him with enjoyment.' Foreign Affairs
'[Passion and Cunning] screens once more [O'Brien's] magnificent diversity of abilities: a gorgeous command of the language, mild wit and coruscating satire, clever political judgment and a raking severe energy. O'Brien is, additionally, a critic opposed to all-comers, his spiky weapons pointing in all instructions: woe betide a person incautious sufficient to presume that O'Brien is on their 'side'. . . O'Brien believes in all demeanour of fine reasons, yet his personal independence is ultimately what he cares approximately most.' R. W. Johnson, London overview of Books
By Jean-Yves Pouilloux
By Sudhir Kakar
Looking at what constitutes a standard Indian identification, the authors study intimately the predominance of relatives, group and caste in our daily lives, our attitudes to intercourse and marriage, our prejudices, our rules of the opposite (explored in an excellent bankruptcy on Hindu-Muslim conflict), and our knowing of wellbeing and fitness, correct and flawed, and demise. within the ultimate bankruptcy, they supply interesting insights into the Indian brain, formed mostly via the culture’s dominant, Hindu global view.
Drawing upon 3 many years of unique learn and resources as assorted because the Mahabharata, the Kamasutra, the writings of Mahatma Gandhi, Bollywood video clips and well known folklore, Sudhir and Katharina Kakar have produced a wealthy and revealing portrait of the Indian people.
By Leon Gozlan
By Graham Good
First released in 1988, this name is a examine of the essay as a literary style, not only by way of its common highbrow and literary heritage, yet as an exploration of the artistic probabilities of the shape. the increase of the essay is mentioned with regards to the increase of the unconventional and the emergence of empiricism in technology, however the major concentration of Graham Good’s learn is at the internal workings of the essay itself. Drawing on feedback through Adorno and Lukacs, Graham solid provides the style as an expression of individualism, free of culture and authority, during which the self constructs itself and its item via self reliant statement. via research of the paintings of such essayists as Montaigne, Bacon, Virginia Wolf, T. S. Eliot and George Orwell, the possibility of the style for independence and individualism is illustrated, and the essay is resituated as an intellectually demanding type of artistic and important writing.
By Marc C. Conner,William R. Nash
Essays through Herman Beavers, Gena Chandler, Marc C. Conner, William Gleason, William R. Nash, Linda Selzer, Gary Storhoff, and John Whalen-Bridge
In Charles Johnson: The Novelist as Philosopher, best students study the African American author's literary corpus and significant topics, principles, and affects. The essays discover almost all of Johnson's writings: each one of his novels, his quite a few brief tales, the diversity of his nonfiction essays, his many booklet reports, or even a number of unpublished works.
These essays interact Johnson's paintings from numerous severe views, revealing the philosophical, cultural, and political implications of his writings. The authors search specially to appreciate "philosophical black fiction" and to supply the multifocal, "whole sight" research Johnson's paintings calls for.
Johnson (b. 1948)--author of Dreamer, Oxherding Tale, and the nationwide booklet Award-winning Middle Passage--draws upon impacts as different as Richard Wright, Herman Melville, Thomas Aquinas, Franz Kafka, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He combines rigorous education in western philosophy with a lifelong perform in jap spiritual and philosophical traditions. He has many times informed interviewers that he grew to become a author in particular to bolster the interaction among philosophy and fiction.
By Eduardo Milán
By Joseph Brodsky