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Memoirs Of Hadrian

Autore: Marguerite Yourcenar
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374529264
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Both an exploration of character and a reflection on the meaning of history, Memoirs of Hadrian has received international acclaim since its first publication in France in 1951. In it, Marguerite Yourcenar reimagines the Emperor Hadrian's arduous boyhood, his triumphs and reversals, and finally, as emperor, his gradual reordering of a war-torn world, writing with the imaginative insight of a great writer of the twentieth century while crafting a prose style as elegant and precise as those of the Latin stylists of Hadrian's own era.

The Place Of Tolerance In Islam

Autore: Khaled Abou El Fadl
Editore: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807096903
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Khaled Abou El Fadl, a prominent critic of Islamic puritanism, leads off this lively debate by arguing that Islam is a deeply tolerant religion. Injunctions to violence against nonbelievers stem from misreadings of the Qur'an, he claims, and even jihad, or so-called holy war, has no basis in Qur'anic text or Muslim theology but instead grew out of social and political conflict. Many of Abou El Fadl's respondents think differently. Some contend that his brand of Islam will only appeal to Westerners and students in "liberal divinity schools" and that serious religious dialogue in the Muslim world requires dramatic political reforms. Other respondents argue that theological debates are irrelevant and that our focus should be on Western sabotage of such reforms. Still others argue that calls for Islamic "tolerance" betray the Qur'anic injunction for Muslims to struggle against their oppressors. The debate underscores an enduring challenge posed by religious morality in a pluralistic age: how can we preserve deep religious conviction while participating in what Abou El Fadl calls "a collective enterprise of goodness" that cuts across confessional differences? With contributions from Tariq Ali, Milton Viorst, and John Esposito, and others. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Introduction To The Devout Life

Autore: Saint Francis (de Sales)
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The Condor Years

Autore: John Dinges
Editore: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595589023
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Throughout the 1970s, six Latin American governments led by Chile formed a military alliance called Operation Condor to carry out kidnappings, torture, and political assassinations across three continents. It was an early “war on terror” initially encouraged by the CIA which later backfired on the United States. Hailed by Foreign Affairs as “remarkable” and “a major contribution to the historical record,” The Condor Years uncovers the unsettling facts about the secret U.S. relationship with the dictators who created this terrorist organization. Written by award-winning journalist John Dinges and newly updated to include recent developments in the prosecution of Pinochet, the book is a chilling but dispassionately told history of one of Latin America’s darkest eras. Dinges, himself interrogated in a Chilean torture camp, interviewed participants on both sides and examined thousands of previously secret documents to take the reader inside this underground world of military operatives and diplomats, right-wing spies and left-wing revolutionaries.

Poirot S Early Cases Poirot

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007422725
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In this set of short stories Captain Hastings recounts 18 of Poirot’s early cases from the days before he was famous...

Heroes Twilight

Autore: Bernard Bergonzi
Editore: Carcanet Pr
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When Heroes' Twilight was originally published in 1965, it offered radical perspectives on the poetry, fiction and autobiographical writing of the First World War, mapping an area of literature which remains raw and challenging. This revised and enlarged edition restores the book as an irreplaceable study of the work of those who fought: victims, like the poets Charles Sorley, Wilfred Owen and Isaac Rosenberg; and survivors, who returned to their experiences in prose works long after it had ended, like Edmund Blunden, Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves. An account of responses to the war by civilian writers, H. G. Wells, Arnold Bennett and D. H. Lawrence among them, is included, and a final chapter discusses poems and novels about the war by writers born long after it was over.

One Hundred Strokes Of The Brush Before Bed

Autore: Melissa P.
Editore: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847655734
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One very hot Italian summer, a young woman sits alone in her bedroom and writes in her diary: 'I want love. I want to feel my heart melt. I want to sink into a river of passion.' As the summer unfolds, she follows her desires wherever they lead her, often into the arms of men who set her world on fire. She is thrilled to discover the sexual power she wields. And yet, will any of these passionate encounters lead to the love she longs for?

The Indiscreet Jewels

Autore: Denis Diderot
Editore: Marsilio Pub
ISBN: 9780941419833
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A satire on the court of King Louis XV of France features a bored Sultan to whom a genie gives a magic ring that requires each woman's body to speak the truth about her affairs