The Swerve How the World Became Modern

The Swerve  How the World Became Modern
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780393083385
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Release: 2011-09-26
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

The Swerve

The Swerve
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0393343405
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Release: 2012
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the impact that the translation of "On the Nature of Things" by Roman philosopher Lucretius had on history, inspiring artists, great thinkers, and scientists of the fifteenth century and fueling the beginning of the Renaissance.

The Swerve

The Swerve
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781446499290
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Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: Random House
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2012 Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed the course of history. He found a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas – that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion. These ideas fuelled the Renaissance, inspiring Botticelli, shaping the thoughts of Montaigne, Darwin and Einstein. An innovative work of history by one of the world’s most celebrated scholars and a thrilling story of discovery, The Swerve details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it. Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Nonfiction

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Vicki Pettersson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781476798578
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Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In the electrifying tradition of Dean Koontz and Gillian Flynn comes the first contemporary thriller from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Vicki Pettersson! It's high summer in the Mojave desert, and Kristine Rush and her fiance;, Daniel, are making their journey from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California. But when Daniel is abducted from a desolate rest stop, Kristine is forced to choose: return home, never to see her fiance; again, or go on alone into the searing Mojave in search of him...and where a killer lies in wait. Now Kristine is racing against time, uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind. The epic journey blazes through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and the wilds of hot, stark darkness that hold horrors she never expected to see. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must call upon resources she long forgot and go head-to-head against an unpredictable adversary. And she'd better hurry...because she only has twenty-four hours to escape death on the trip of a lifetime"--

Shakespeare s Freedom

Shakespeare s Freedom
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780226306674
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Release: 2010
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With the elegance and verve for which he is well known, Greenblatt, author of the bestselling "Will in the World," shows that Shakespeare was strikingly averse to such absolutes as scripture, monarch, and God, and constantly probed the possibility of freedom from them.

Massive Swerve Book One

Massive Swerve  Book One
Author: Robert Valley
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0981489532
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Release: 2008-06-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A full color collection of drawings, comics & stories by the Vancouver based animator, Robert Valley.

Stomp and Swerve

Stomp and Swerve
Author: David Wondrich
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781569764978
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Release: 2003-08
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The early decades of American popular music--Stephen Foster, Scott Joplin, John Philip Sousa, Enrico Caruso--are, for most listeners, the dark ages. It wasn't until the mid-1920s that the full spectrum of this music--black and white, urban and rural, sophisticated and crude--made it onto records for all to hear. This book brings a forgotten music, hot music, to life by describing how it became the dominant American music--how it outlasted sentimental waltzes and parlor ballads, symphonic marches and Tin Pan Alley novelty numbers--and how it became rock 'n' roll. It reveals that the young men and women of that bygone era had the same musical instincts as their descendants Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, and even Ozzy Osbourne. In minstrelsy, ragtime, brass bands, early jazz and blues, fiddle music, and many other forms, there was as much stomping and swerving as can be found in the most exciting performances of hot jazz, funk, and rock. Along the way, it explains how the strange combination of African with Scotch and Irish influences made music in the United States vastly different from other African and Caribbean forms; shares terrific stories about minstrel shows, "coon" songs, whorehouses, knife fights, and other low-life phenomena; and showcases a motley collection of performers heretofore unknown to all but the most avid musicologists and collectors.

Cultural Mobility

Cultural Mobility
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780521863568
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Release: 2010
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cultural Mobility offers a model for understanding the patterns of meaning that human societies create. It has emerged under the very distinguished editorial guidance of Stephen Greenblatt and represents a new way of thinking about culture and cultures with which scholars in many disciplines will need to engage.

The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781620973486
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Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: The New Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Longlisted for the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing "Well worth the read. . . . [A] prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars." —The Washington Post From "one of the world’s foremost thinkers" (Bill Moyers), a profound, hopeful, and timely call for an emerging new collective consciousness to combat climate change Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks to the power of corporate-funded climate denialists and the fact that "with its slower, incremental sequence, [climate change] lends itself less to the apocalyptic drama," a large swathe of humanity has numbed themselves to the reality of climate change. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—"our greatest evolutionary asset"—to translate a growing species awareness—or "climate swerve"—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Sherilee Gray
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9780473354640
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Release: 2016-04-20
Editor: Sherilee Gray
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Rescuing a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume is the last thing Hugh should be doing, especially in the car he's just boosted. He definitely shouldn’t be asking her to share one hot night with him, not when he could bring danger to her door. But a thief like him can't offer more, no matter how much he wants to. After a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, Shay swore off relationships forever. So it's a good thing the raw, bearded, mountain of a man who came to her aid, isn't her type. But as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more. Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future? Series Order: Book 1: Swerve Book 2: Spin Book 3: Slide Praise for the Boosted Hearts series: "Trust me when I say, I think you are going to want to read this book. Hugh Colton just made me fall in love with him within a matter of pages....." - Amanda at WickedGoodReads on SWERVE "NOW we're talking, talk about a sexy, action packed swoon worthy read. Sherilee had my attention captivated from the get-go." - Nikki (Goodreads Reviewer) on SWERVE "The heat and angst between Darcey and Joe will make you melt and leave you fanning yourself!! This is a great book to go along with the amazing series!!! I can’t get enough!!" - Melissa (Alpha Book Club) on SPIN "I binged the last two books in this series this weekend and can now say I am 100% addicted to Sherilee Gray's novels. I LOVED this series so much that I want to go back and start them all over again." - Kimberley (Goodreads reviews) Keywords: anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha bad boy, protective hero, bad boy protective hero, bad boy, series romance, contemporary romance, action, plus size heroine, BBW, strong heroine, one night stand, sexy romance, opposites attract, romance series

Tyrant Shakespeare on Politics

Tyrant  Shakespeare on Politics
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780393635768
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Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Brilliant, beautifully organized, exceedingly readable."—Philip Roth World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. Examining the psyche—and psychoses—of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule. Tyrant shows that Shakespeare’s work remains vitally relevant today, not least in its probing of the unquenchable, narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the self-destructive willingness of collaborators who indulge them.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Aisha Tyler
Pages: 247
ISBN: 0452286328
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Release: 2005
Editor: Plume Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Integrating words of wisdom with humorous commentary, a guidebook by the popular actress and comedian offers advice on sex, dating, style, and confidence to help women live their lives to the fullest.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Phillip Gwynne
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781742286587
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Release: 2009-08-31
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the country's finest young cellists, 16 year-old Hugh Twycross has a very bright future. A future that has been mapped out by his parents, his teachers, by everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his newly discovered grandfather, Poppy, asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected. As they embark on a journey into the vast and fierce landscape of the Australian interior, Hugh discovers that Poppy has a secret that will unravel both their lives and take them in a direction they never expected. Visit betweenthelines.com.au - the destination for Young Adult books.

The Anxiety of Influence

The Anxiety of Influence
Author: Harold Bloom,Prof. Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Pages: 157
ISBN: 0195112210
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Release: 1997
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature.

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action
Author: Walter G. Englert
Pages: 215
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038262056
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Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Pandemonium

Pandemonium
Author: Angela Mitropoulos
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0745343309
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Release: 2020-07-20
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In November 2019, a new strain of coronavirus appeared in Wuhan, China, and quickly spread across the world. Since then, the pandemic has exposed the brutal limits of care and health under capitalism. Pandemonium examines how a virus became a crisis along racial, class and gendered borders, shaped by the legacies of colonialism in which deaths are passed off as inevitable. It questions the dangers of capitalist understandings of order and disorder, of health and disease, and of life itself.From the origins of the crisis at the crossroads of the bio-pharmaceutical industry, fossil-fueled pollution, and the privatisation of healthcare in China, Mitropoulos follows the virus' spread as governments embraced reckless strategies of containment. The failures of quarantines and travel bans racialised the disease, and the reluctance to expand healthcare capacity deepened already perilous inequalities. Untested pharmaceuticals and right-wing demands to 'reopen the economy' no matter the human cost reveal a world where the very definition of 'the economy' is fundamentally shifting.Pandemonium demands a radical epidemiology--one that is informed by an understanding of the interdependence of living things, involving both the power of combined human agency and the molecular swerve.

The Gadamer Dictionary

The Gadamer Dictionary
Author: Chris Lawn,Niall Keane
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781441112569
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Release: 2011-04-28
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Gadamer Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his major works, ideas and influences and provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Gadamer's thought. Students will discover a wealth of useful information, analysis and criticism. A-Z entries include clear definitions of all the key terms used in Gadamer's writings and detailed synopses of his key works, including his magnum opus, Truth and Method. The Dictionary also includes entries on Gadamer's major philosophical influences, from Plato to Heidegger, and his contemporaries, including Derrida and Habermas. It covers everything that is essential to a sound understanding of Gadamer's 'philosophical hermeneutics', offering clear and accessible explanations of often complex terminology. The Gadamer Dictionary is the ideal resource for anyone reading or studying Gadamer or Modern European Philosophy more generally.

Shakespeare s Montaigne

Shakespeare s Montaigne
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781590177341
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Release: 2014-04-08
Editor: New York Review of Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An NYRB Classics Original Shakespeare, Nietzsche wrote, was Montaigne’s best reader—a typically brilliant Nietzschean insight, capturing the intimate relationship between Montaigne’s ever-changing record of the self and Shakespeare’s kaleidoscopic register of human character. And there is no doubt that Shakespeare read Montaigne—though how extensively remains a matter of debate—and that the translation he read him in was that of John Florio, a fascinating polymath, man-about-town, and dazzlingly inventive writer himself. Florio’s Montaigne is in fact one of the masterpieces of English prose, with a stylistic range and felicity and passages of deep lingering music that make it comparable to Sir Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy and the works of Sir Thomas Browne. This new edition of this seminal work, edited by Stephen Greenblatt and Peter G. Platt, features an adroitly modernized text, an essay in which Greenblatt discusses both the resemblances and real tensions between Montaigne’s and Shakespeare’s visions of the world, and Platt’s introduction to the life and times of the extraordinary Florio. Altogether, this book provides a remarkable new experience of not just two but three great writers who ushered in the modern world.

How to Live

How to Live
Author: Sarah Bakewell
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781446450901
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Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to get on well with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love? How to live? This question obsessed Renaissance nobleman Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-92), who wrote free-roaming explorations of his thought and experience, unlike anything written before. Into these essays he put whatever was in his head: his tastes in wine and food, his childhood memories, the way his dog's ears twitched when it was dreaming, events in the appalling civil wars raging around him. The Essays was an instant bestseller, and over four hundred years later, readers still come to him in search of companionship, wisdom and entertainment - and in search of themselves. This first full biography of Montaigne in English for nearly fifty years relates the story of his life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he explored.

SWERVE The Strange Turns of a Backslider

SWERVE  The Strange Turns of a Backslider
Author: Claudette McIntosh
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781387720255
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Release: 2018-06-27
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The biography of a 29 year old woman disgruntled after a long period of depression and promiscuity. Tired of feeling like she was the only one who had been where she had gone. She walks through her journey of molestation, teen pregnancy, marriage, divorce, depression and so much more; all while attending church every Sunday.