Title:Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for None and All
Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Friedrich Nietzsche
Translator, Preface: Walter Arnold Kaufmann
Publisher: Penguin Group USA, Inc
Publication Date: September 19, 1995
Thus Spoke Zarathustra is a masterpiece of literature as well as philosophy. It was Nietzsche’s own favorite and has proved to be his most popular. In this book he addresses the problem of how to live a fulfilling life in a world without meaning, in the aftermath of “the death of God.” His solution lies in the idea of eternal recurrence, which he calls “the highest formula of affirmation that can ever be attained.” A successful engagement with this profoundly Dionysian idea enables us to choose clearly among the myriad possibilities that existence offers, and thereby to affirm every moment of our lives with others on this “sacred” earth.
Grahm Parkes’s new translation is more accurate than previous versions, and is the first to retain the musicality of the original, by paying attention to the rhythms and cadences of the German. His introduction examines the work’s three most important philosophical ideas and for the first time annotates the abundance of allusions to the Bible and other classic texts with which Nietzsche’s masterpiece is in conversation. —This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
ISBN: 0140047484 ISBN-13: 9780140047486
Go thy great way!Dickinson (Helen Vendler Selected Poems and Commentaries)
The Stars thou meetst
Are even as Thyself-
For what art Stars but Asterisks
To Point a human Life?
Capital: Critique of Political Economy v. 1 (Classics S.)
Author: Karl Marx
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date:February 2004
Presents a critique of private property and the social relations it generates. This book argues that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, predicting its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production.
One of the most notorious works of modern times, as well as one of the most influential, Capital is an incisive critique of private property and the social relations it generates. Living in exile in England, where this work was largely written, Marx drew on a wide-ranging knowledge of its society to support his analysis and generate fresh insights. Arguing that capitalism would create an ever-increasing division in wealth and welfare, he predicted its abolition and replacement by a system with common ownership of the means of production.
Capital rapidly acquired readership among the leaders of social democratic parties, particularly in Russia and Germany, and ultimately throughout the world, to become a work described by Marx’s friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels as ‘the Bible of the Working Class’
About the Author
Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat. Together with Engels, who he met in Paris, he wrote the Manifesto of the Communist Party. He lived in England as a refugee until his death in 1888, after participating in an unsuccessful revolution in Germany. Ernst Mandel was a member of the Belgian TUV from 1954 to 1963 and was chosen for the annual Alfred Marshall Lectures by Cambridge University in 1978. He died in 1995 and the Guardian described him as ‘one of the most creative and independent-minded revolutionary Marxist thinkers of the post-war world.’
The 21st-Century Economy: A Beginner’s Guide: With 101 Easy-To-Master Tools for Surviving and Thriving in the New Global Marketplace (Vintage Originals)
Author: Randy Charles Epping
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date:April 2009
A comprehensive guide to understanding today’s global economy from the author of the bestselling A Beginner’s Guide to the World Economy. While reporting on today’s world, business and mainstream media alike use terms and mention trends that even the savviest consumer may find baffling. In his latest book, Randy Charles Epping uses compelling narratives and insightful analogies to clearly and concisely explain the rapidly changing way business is done in the twenty-first century, without a single chart or graph.
Epping defines key ideas and commonly used words and phrases like:
• Carbon footprint
• Economy of scale
• Outsourcing Epping also illustrates how central banks help navigate global crises and drive the global economy, discusses the benefits of Green Economics, shows how trade wars can be avoided, and explains the virtual economy, where multimillion dollar transactions take place in the blink of an eye.
Complete with 89 easy-to-master tools for surviving and thriving in the new global marketplace and an extensive glossary, The 21st Century Economy—A Beginner’s Guide is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the complex economy of the world in which we live.
Author: J. M. Coetzee
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date:September 2006
Summary: One day while cycling along the Magill road in Adelaide Paul Rayment is knocked down by a car, resulting in the amputation of his leg. Humiliated, he retreats to his flat and a succession of day-care nurses. After a series of carers who are either “unsuitable” or just temporary, he happens upon Marijana, with whom he has a European childhood in common: his in France, hers in Croatia.
Marijana nurses him tactfully and efficiently, ministering to his new set of needs. His feelings for her soon become deeper and more complex. He attempts to fund her son Drago’s passage through college, a move which meets the refusal of her husband, causing a family rift. Drago moves in with Paul, but not before an entirely different complication steps in, in the form of celebrated Australian novelist Elizabeth Costello, who threatens to take over the direction of Paul’s life in ways he’s not entirely comfortable with. Slow Man has to get the award for “hardest novel of the year to unwrap”, in that it’s actually more like three novels layered variously on top of each other, and all in a mere 263 pages! It is also, without doubt, the most challenging novel of the year.
Coetzee having won the thing two times already and being a Nobel laureate, it never stood a chance getting to the Booker shortlist, but that doesn’t stop it being possibly the best novel of the year by miles.
It is for God to fix the time who knows no time”Nox - Anne Carson
Nox - Anne Carson
Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View
Authors: Stanley Milgram, Jerome Bruner
Publisher: Pinter & Martin Ltd.
Publication Date:January 2005
Rarely has a book had so much impact on me. What is really so frightening is that those experiments were real and they conclusively show that obedience to authority can quite possibly be the greatest of evils. After reading the book, the big question kept nagging me: Would I have been obedient in those situations? It shows how enormously important it is for each and every one of us to personally assess the impact of our actions, regardless of whether they are sanctioned by authority. I’d recommend this book to everyone.
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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: New American Library
Publication Date:August 2009
Summary: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ‘This is the first worthy translation into English and the one I have approved’ New Statesman ‘A masterpiece in the great Russian tradition. There have been many literary sensations since Stalin died. Doctor Zhivago apart, few of them can stand up in their own right as works of art. Ivan Denisovich is different’
On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy
Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date:June 2009
PRAISE FOR ERIC HOBSBAWM’S The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 “The fact is that no other living historian of whatever political affiliation has the intellectual firepower–the range and depth of knowledge, the analytical skill–to bring off a book like this.” –Niall Ferguson, The Sunday Telegraph “Hobsbawm’s magisterial treatment of the short twentieth century will be the definitive fin-de-siècle work.” –Kenneth Prewitt, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University “No historian can match his overwhelming command of fact and source… Hobsbawm’s gift for startling, often seductive generalizations from his material has only grown. He is a historian, not a novelist, but the engine inside his head is a Rolls-Royce imagination.”
–Neal Ascherson, The Independent
Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Nation Books
Publication Date: August 2010
Summary: Mirrors is a sometimes bawdy, sometimes irreverent, sometimes heartbreaking unofficial history of the world seen and mirrored to usthrough the eyes and ears of historys unseen, unheard, and forgotten. Spanning 5,000 years of history, recalling the lives of artists and writers, visionaries from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first century New York and Mumbai, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes that resurrect the lives of our worlds oft-forgotten thinkers and feelers. Mirrors is a mosaic of our humanity.