The Swerve How the World Became Modern

The Swerve  How the World Became Modern
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-09-26
ISBN 10: 0393083381
ISBN 13: 9780393083385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swerve How the World Became Modern Book Review:

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.

Of the Nature of Things

Of the Nature of Things
Author: T. Lucretius Carus
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-04-10
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: EAN:4064066464813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Of the Nature of Things Book Review:

"Of the Nature of Things" by T. Lucretius Carus (translated by William Ellery Leonard). 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 Swerve

The Swerve
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781407496313
ISBN 13: 140749631X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swerve Book Review:

Nearly six hundred years ago, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius was discovered on a library shelf. The book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, filled with 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. The copying and translation of this ancient book fuelled 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 revolutionary influence on writers from Montaigne to Thomas Jefferson.

The Swerve How the World Became Modern

The Swerve  How the World Became Modern
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-09-26
ISBN 10: 0393083381
ISBN 13: 9780393083385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swerve How the World Became Modern Book Review:

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.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Vicki Pettersson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 1476798591
ISBN 13: 9781476798592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swerve Book Review:

The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose “skill at capturing emotion in lyrical passages sets her head and shoulders above her peers” (Publishers Weekly) dives head first into the world of psychological thrillers with “one twisted, horrifying ride [that] kept me up the night after I finished it” (Kim Harrison). When Kristine Rush’s fiancé is abducted from a desolate rest stop en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, she is forced to choose: return home unharmed or plunge forward into the searing Mojave desert to find him…where a murderer lies in wait. One road. One woman. One killer. Speeding against the clock, and uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind, Kristine blazes an epic path through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and a landscape rife with unimaginable horrors. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must summon long forgotten resources to go head-to-head against an unpredictable killer. And she’d better hurry. Because she only has twenty-four hours…to make one hell of a trip.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Aisha Tyler
Publsiher: Plume Books
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780452286320
ISBN 13: 0452286328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swerve Book Review:

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.

Stomp and Swerve

Stomp and Swerve
Author: David Wondrich
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2003-08
ISBN 10: 1569764972
ISBN 13: 9781569764978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stomp and Swerve Book Review:

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.

The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1620973480
ISBN 13: 9781620973486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climate Swerve Book Review:

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.

Massive Swerve Book One

Massive Swerve  Book One
Author: Robert Valley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2008-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780981489537
ISBN 13: 0981489532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Massive Swerve Book One Book Review:

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

The Swerve

The Swerve
Author: William Stafford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:9659236
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Shakespeare s Freedom

Shakespeare s Freedom
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0226306674
ISBN 13: 9780226306674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare s Freedom Book Review:

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.

Tyrant Shakespeare on Politics

Tyrant  Shakespeare on Politics
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 0393635767
ISBN 13: 9780393635768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tyrant Shakespeare on Politics Book Review:

"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.

The Anxiety of Influence

The Anxiety of Influence
Author: Harold Bloom,Prof. Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 157
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780195112214
ISBN 13: 0195112210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Anxiety of Influence Book Review:

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

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Phillip Gwynne
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-08-31
ISBN 10: 1742286585
ISBN 13: 9781742286587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swerve Book Review:

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.

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action
Author: Walter G. Englert
Publsiher: Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies
Total Pages: 215
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9781555401245
ISBN 13: 1555401244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action Book Review:

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Sherilee Gray
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780473354664
ISBN 13: 0473354667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pandemonium

Pandemonium
Author: Angela Mitropoulos
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2020-07-20
ISBN 10: 9780745343303
ISBN 13: 0745343309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pandemonium Book Review:

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.

Shakespeare s Montaigne

Shakespeare s Montaigne
Author: Michel de Montaigne
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN 10: 1590177347
ISBN 13: 9781590177341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare s Montaigne Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN 10: 1446450902
ISBN 13: 9781446450901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Live Book Review:

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.

The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1620973480
ISBN 13: 9781620973486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Climate Swerve Book Review:

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.