The Way of Liberation

The Way of Liberation
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
Total Pages: 98
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015015213948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Liberation Book Review:

Alan Watts helped shape the thinking of a generation through his efforts to introduce and interpret Asian wisdom in the West. This collection of essays and lectures spans his career, from his first essay on Zen Buddhism in 1955 to his final seminar, given only weeks before he died in 1973. The last essay The Practice of Meditation is written and illustrated in his own hand.

Buddhism the Religion of No Religion

Buddhism the Religion of No Religion
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1999-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780804832038
ISBN 13: 080483203X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism the Religion of No Religion Book Review:

The widespread influence of Buddhism is due in part to the skill with which a way of liberation was refined by its teachers and became accessible to people of diverse cultures. In this dynamic series of lectures, Alan Watts takes us on an exploration of Buddhism, from its roots in India to the explosion of interest in Zen and the Tibetan tradition in the West. Watts traces the Indian beginnings of Buddhism, delineates differences between Buddhism and other religions, looks at the radical methods of the Mahayan Buddhist, and reviews the Four Noble Truths and The Eightfold Path

Unbroken

Unbroken
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 0812974492
ISBN 13: 9780812974492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbroken Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Appearing in paperback for the first time—with twenty arresting new photos and an extensive Q&A with the author—Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly “A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian “[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Hillenbrand [is] one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The World of Zen

The World of Zen
Author: Nancy Wilson Ross
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 362
Release: 1960
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X006072355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Zen Book Review:

The first comprehensive anthology of writings of Zen that presents both Eastern and Western sources. Illustrated.

Time

Time
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 63
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106000079860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Book Review:

The Anarchist Cookbook

The Anarchist Cookbook
Author: William Powell
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-03-11
ISBN 10: 1387589660
ISBN 13: 9781387589661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anarchist Cookbook Book Review:

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

There Is Never Anything but the Present

There Is Never Anything but the Present
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: Pantheon
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN 10: 0593316037
ISBN 13: 9780593316030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Is Never Anything but the Present Book Review:

A giftable collection of inspiring, uplifting, and enlightening words of wisdom from one of the most important voices in spirituality and self-help "The perfect guide for a course correction in life." —Deepak Chopra Here is an indispensible treasury of uplifting and enlightening quotations for guidance, support, and spiritual sustenance. In his classic works of philosophy, Alan Watts shared timeless wisdom with readers worldwide. In this book are some of his most thought-provoking words to live by, to reflect upon, and to read for inspiration, knowledge, and growth.

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2000-09-01
ISBN 10: 1101042451
ISBN 13: 9781101042458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 48 Laws of Power Book Review:

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

Alan Watts In the Academy

Alan Watts   In the Academy
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 1438465556
ISBN 13: 9781438465555
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alan Watts In the Academy Book Review:

Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. To commemorate the 2015 centenary of the birth of Alan Watts (1915–1973), Peter J. Columbus and Donadrian L. Rice have assembled a much-needed collection of Watts’s scholarly essays and lectures. Compiled from professional journals, monographs, scholarly books, conferences, and symposia proceedings, the volume sheds valuable light on the developmental arc of Watts’s thinking about language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy. This definitive collection challenges Watts’s reputation as a “popularizer” or “philosophical entertainer,” revealing his concerns to be much more expansive and transdisciplinary than is suggested by the parochial “Zen Buddhist” label commonly affixed to his writings. The editors’ authoritative introduction elucidates contemporary perspectives on Watts’s life and work, and supports a bold rethinking of his contributions to psychology, philosophy, and religion. “This excellent volume is important in establishing Watts as perhaps the most important Western thinker and writer on Eastern religions and philosophy, as well as comparative religions, of the twentieth century.” — John W. Traphagan, author of Rethinking Autonomy: A Critique of Principlism in Biomedical Ethics

Zen

Zen
Author: Alan Watts
Publsiher: New World Library
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 1608685888
ISBN 13: 9781608685882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zen Book Review:

According to Alan Watts, "Zen taste deplores the cluttering of a picture or of a room with many objects." In that sense, this minimalist book embodies the aesthetic of Zen itself. As with brushstrokes in a Japanese ink painting, the words have been used sparingly and arranged precisely, with no unnecessary detail. In seven brief chapters, Watts captures the essence of Zen Buddhism as a religion and a way of life. He explains fundamental Zen concepts, introduces revered Zen thinkers, places Zen within the broader context of Eastern religion, and traces the influence of Zen in the arts. Illustrated with calligraphy and drawings by the author, this reprint of an old classic will delight fans of Alan Watts, while introducing new readers to a legendary author who infused groundbreaking scholarship with literary brilliance.

Apollo s Warriors

Apollo s Warriors
Author: Michael E. Haas
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 369
Release: 1998-05
ISBN 10: 9780788149832
ISBN 13: 0788149830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apollo s Warriors Book Review:

Presenting a fascinating insider's view of U.S.A.F. special operations, this volume brings to life the critical contributions these forces have made to the exercise of air & space power. Focusing in particular on the period between the Korean War & the Indochina wars of 1950-1979, the accounts of numerous missions are profusely illustrated with photos & maps. Includes a discussion of AF operations in Europe during WWII, as well as profiles of Air Commandos who performed above & beyond the call of duty. Reflects on the need for financial & political support for restoration of the forces. Bibliography. Extensive photos & maps. Charts & tables.

Philosophy of the Buddha

Philosophy of the Buddha
Author: Archie J. Bahm
Publsiher: Jain Publishing Company
Total Pages: 175
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 0875730256
ISBN 13: 9780875730257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of the Buddha Book Review:

What did the Buddha actually teach? For those seeking an answer to this question and to understand Buddhism as an important part of the world's religious and cultural heritage, Philosophy of the Buddha is an excellent introduction and guide. The author's purpose is to state the philosophy of Gotama, the man himself, by a careful study of the original records. He cuts through layers of devout and theological speculation - much as higher biblical criticism has done in Christianity - and presents clearly and concisely the real humanly significant roots and permanent values of many aspects of Buddhist thought.

Intercourse

Intercourse
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2009-09-17
ISBN 10: 145872378X
ISBN 13: 9781458723789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercourse Book Review:

Intercourse is a book that moves through the sexed world of dominance and submission. It moves in descending circles, not in a straight line, and as in a vortex each spiral goes down deeper. Its formal model is Dante's Inferno; its lyrical debt is to Rimbaud; the equality it envisions is rooted in the dreams of women, silent generations, pioneer voices, lone rebels, and masses who agitated, demanded, cried out, broke laws, and even begged. The begging was a substitute for retaliatory violence: doing bodily harm back to those who use or injure you. I want women to be done with begging. The public censure of women as if we are rabid because we speak without apology about the world in which we live is a strategy of threat that usually works. Men often react to women's words - speaking and writing - as if they were acts of violence; sometimes men react to women's words with violence. So we lower our voices. Women whisper. Women apologize. Women shut up. Women trivialize what we know. Women shrink. Women pull back. Most women have experienced enough dominance from men - control, violence, insult, contempt - that no threat seems empty. Intercourse does not say, forgive me and love me. It does not say, I forgive you, I love you. For a woman writer to thrive (or, arguably, to survive) in these current hard times, forgiveness and love must be subtext. No. I say no. Intercourse is search and assertion, passion and fury; and its form - no less than its content - deserves critical scrutiny and respect.---- PREFACE

Songs in the Key of Z

Songs in the Key of Z
Author: Irwin Chusid
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1556523726
ISBN 13: 9781556523724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Songs in the Key of Z Book Review:

Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and obscure—figures such as The Shaggs, Syd Barrett, Tiny Tim, Jandek, Captain Beefheart, Daniel Johnston, Harry Partch, and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy—and presents their strange life stories along with photographs, interviews, cartoons, and discographies. About the only things these self-taught artists have in common are an utter lack of conventional tunefulness and an overabundance of earnestness and passion. But, believe it or not, they’re worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. A CD featuring songs by artists profiled in the book is also available.

Beyond Theology

Beyond Theology
Author: Alan W. Watts
Publsiher: Dalcassian Publishing Company
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1964
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Theology Book Review:

Rotting Hill

Rotting Hill
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: EAN:4066338046093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rotting Hill Book Review:

"Rotting Hill" by Wyndham Lewis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Social Life of Coffee

The Social Life of Coffee
Author: Brian Cowan
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300133502
ISBN 13: 9780300133509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social Life of Coffee Book Review:

What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. Britain’s virtuosi, gentlemanly patrons of the arts and sciences, were profoundly interested in things strange and exotic. Cowan explores how such virtuosi spurred initial consumer interest in coffee and invented the social template for the first coffeehouses. As the coffeehouse evolved, rising to take a central role in British commercial and civil society, the virtuosi were also transformed by their own invention.

Text and Genre in Reconstruction

Text and Genre in Reconstruction
Author: Willard McCarty
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1906924244
ISBN 13: 9781906924249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Text and Genre in Reconstruction Book Review:

In this broad-reaching, multi-disciplinary collection, leading scholars investigate how the digital medium has altered the way we read and write text. In doing so, it challenges the very notion of scholarship as it has traditionally been imagined. Incorporating scientific, socio-historical, materialist and theoretical approaches, this rich body of work explores topics ranging from how computers have affected our relationship to language, whether the book has become an obsolete object, the nature of online journalism, and the psychology of authorship. The essays offer a significant contribution to the growing debate on how digitization is shaping our collective identity, for better or worse. Text and Genre in Reconstruction will appeal to scholars in both the humanities and sciences and provides essential reading for anyone interested in the changing relationship between reader and text in the digital age.

Dance of the Nomad

Dance of the Nomad
Author: Ann McCulloch
Publsiher: ANU E Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 1921666919
ISBN 13: 9781921666919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance of the Nomad Book Review:

The notebooks of A. D. Hope are a portrait of the contradictory essence of the poet's intellect and character. Shot through with threads of self-awareness and revelation, Hope imbued his notebooks with irony and humour, forming them as a celebration of the joy and terror of human existence. Stripped of intimate revelation, the entries give witness to Hope's view that art is a superior force in the creation of new being and values, and a guide for the conduct of our lives. Seeking to find pathways through the maze of an intellectual life, this is a profound and timely contribution to Australia's literary scholarship. Ann McCulloch's analysis of this thematic selection of Hope's notebooks reveals him to be relentless in his experimentation with ideas. Revealing the originality of his thinking and the astonishing range of his reading and interests, this edition is a testament to the intellect of one of Australia's towering literary figures.

Scenes of Subjection

Scenes of Subjection
Author: Saidiya V. Hartman,Assistant Professor Department of African American Studies Saidiya V Hartman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 281
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0195089839
ISBN 13: 9780195089837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scenes of Subjection Book Review:

In the tradition of Eric Lott's award-winning Love and Theft, Hartman's new book shows how the violence of captivity and enslavement was embodied in many of the performance practices that grew from, and about, slave culture in antebellum America. Using tools from anthropology and history aswell as literary criticism, she examines a wealth of material, including songs, dance, stories, diaries, narratives, and journals to provide new insights into a range of issues. She looks particularly at the presentations of slavery and blackness in minstrelsy, melodrama, and the sentimental novel;the disparity between actual slave culture and "managed" plantation amusements; the construction of slave culture in nineteenth-century ethnographic writing; the rhetorical performance of slave law and slave narratives; the dimension of slave performance practice; and the political consciousness offolklore. Particularly provocative is her analysis of the slave pen and auction block, which transmogrified terror into theatre, and her reading of the rhetoric of seduction in slavery law and legal cases concerning rape. Persuasively showing that the exercise of power is inseparable from itsdisplay, Scenes of Subjection will interest readers involved in a wide range of historical, literary, and cultural studies.