Gargantua And Pantagruel

Autore: Francois Rabelais
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105583899
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Gargantua and Pantagruel is a connected series of five novels written by François Rabelais. It is the story of two giants, a father Gargantua and his son Pantagruel and their adventures, written in an amusing, extravagant, satirical vein. The text features much crudity, scatological humor, and violence. Lists of explicit or vulgar insults fill several chapters. The censors of the Sorbonne stigmatized it as obscene, and in a social climate of increasing religious oppression, it was dealt with suspicion, and contemporaries avoided mentioning it. According to Rabelais, the philosophy of his giant Pantagruel, "Pantagruelism", is rooted in "a certain gaiety of mind pickled in the scorn of fortuitous things." Rabelais's giants are not described as being of any fixed height, as in the first two books of Gulliver's Travels, but vary in size from chapter to chapter to enable a series of astonishing images as though these were tall tales.

One No One And One Hundred Thousand

Autore: Luigi Pirandello
Editore: Marsilio Pub
ISBN:
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Discourse On Method

Autore: René Descartes
Editore: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585104930
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This is an English translation of Descartes' seminal discourse, with an original essay by Richard Kennington. This text is designed to provide the student with a close translation, notes, and a glossary of key terms, facilitating access to ideas as they originally were presented and helping to make the translator's work transparent. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Decartes' immediate audience. The Focus Philosophical Library publishes clear, faithful editions enabling access for modern students to the essential ideas and wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers.

The Age Of Anxiety

Autore: Wystan Hugh Auden
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 069113815X
Grandezza: 24,16 MB
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Originally published: New York: Random House, 1947.

For The Win

Autore: Cory Doctorow
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007507320
Grandezza: 18,46 MB
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A provocative and exhilarating tale of teen rebellion against global corporations from the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother – a call to arms for a new generation.

Mandragola

Autore: Niccolò Machiavelli
Editore: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609435
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A superior treatment of Machiavellis minor masterpiece! Flaumenhafts beautifully crafted, literal translation aims to capture the original intent of the playwright. Machiavelli himself distinguished carefully between translations and revisions; thus, Flaumenhaft finds a faithful translation essential to conveying Machiavellis thought and to allowing direct access to the work. The Prologue explores the relationship between Machiavellis stage comediespart of the Comedia Erudita of the Italian Renaissanceand his political books. Mandragola focuses on the interplay between personal and political ethics, a major theme throughout his works. The translation includes helpful notes that clarify allusions, language, and context. Names of characters and places, titles and forms of address, and some familiar Italian words and phrases remain in Italian. Passages in Latin, as well as idioms, are reproduced in the notes.

Elective Affinities

Autore: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141909587
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Eduard and Charlotte are an aristocratic couple who live a harmonious but idle life in their estate. But the peace of their existence is thrown into chaos when two visitors - Eduard's friend the Captain and Charlotte's passionate young ward Ottilie - provoke unexpected attraction and forbidden love. Taking its title from the principle of elective affinities - the theory that certain chemicals are naturally drawn to one another - this is a penetrating study of marriage and adultery. Inspired by Goethe's own conflicting loyalties as he battled to maintain his relationship with his wife and control his feelings for a younger woman, Elective Affinities is one of the greatest works of the romance era: a rich exploration of love, conflict, and the inescapable force of fate.

Artificial Paradises

Autore: Charles Baudelaire
Editore: Citadel Press
ISBN:
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The French symbolist describes his experiences under the influence of narcotics, comparing the effects on the mind of wine, hashish, and opium.

The Physics Of Star Trek

Autore: Lawrence Krauss
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465008631
Grandezza: 59,85 MB
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What warps when you’re traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between a wormhole and a black hole? Are time loops really possible, and can I kill my grandmother before I am born? Anyone who has ever wondered "could this really happen?” will gain useful insights into the Star Trek universe (and, incidentally, the real world of physics) in this charming and accessible guide. Lawrence M. Krauss boldly goes where Star Trek has gone-and beyond. From Newton to Hawking, from Einstein to Feynman, from Kirk to Picard, Krauss leads readers on a voyage to the world of physics as we now know it and as it might one day be.