The Portable Thoreau

The Portable Thoreau Author Henry David Thoreau
ISBN-10 1101128100
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 656
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An updated edition of Thoreau's most widely read works Self-described as "a mystic, a transcendentalist, and a natural philosopher to boot," Henry David Thoreau dedicated his life to preserving his freedom as a man and as an artist. Nature was the fountainhead of his inspiration and his refuge from what he considered the follies of society. Heedless of his friends' advice to live in a more orthodox manner, he determinedly pursued his own inner bent-that of a poet-philosopher-in prose and verse. Edited by noted Thoreau scholar Jeffrey S. Cramer, this edition promises to be the new standard for those interested in discovering the great thinker's influential ideas about everything from environmentalism to limited government. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau Author Frank Schäfer
ISBN-10 9783518752166
Release 2017-05-08
Pages 253
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Am 12. Juli 2017 jährt sich der 200. Geburtstag von Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), dem Aussteiger, Naturfreund, störrischen und faszinierenden Freigeist und Rebellen – der zum amerikanischen Nationalheiligen wurde. Aus diesem Anlass erscheint jetzt die erste umfassende deutsche Biographie. Wer war dieser Mensch, der, aufgewachsen als Sohn eines Bleistiftfabrikanten, in Harvard alte Sprachen studierte und die antiken Klassiker im Original las? Seine Karriere als Lehrer aufs Spiel setzte, weil er sich weigerte, seine Schüler mit dem Rohrstock zu malträtieren. Der sich, ein 28-jähriger menschenscheuer Junggeselle, zwei Jahre, zwei Monate und zwei Tage in eine selbstgebaute Blockhütte am Waldensee zurückzog, um außerhalb aller gesellschaftlicher Konventionen zu leben, und darüber ein Buch schrieb, das bis heute Pflichtlektüre für jeden Amerikaner geblieben ist: Walden. Der lieber ins Gefängnis ging, als die USA mit Steuergeldern für ihre Sklavenpolitik und den expandierenden Mexiko-Krieg zu unterstützen, und darüber sein Traktat »Über die Pflicht zum Ungehorsam gegen den Staat« verfasste, das zum Kanon politischer Protestliteratur gehört, das Mahatma Gandhi als Lehrbuch an seine Schüler verteilte, das Martin Luther King und die amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung im Marschgepäck trugen und das die Occupy-Bewegung heute für sich entdeckt hat. Frank Schäfers wissenschaftlich fundierte, spannend erzählte Biographie des einflussreichen Denkers, Politikers und Schriftstellers beantwortet diese Fragen. Er zeichnet das Porträt eines Mannes, dessen »Experimente« und Bücher die Welt verändert haben und heute aktueller denn je sind.

The Portable Emerson

The Portable Emerson Author Ralph Waldo Emerson
ISBN-10 9780698155688
Release 2014-12-30
Pages 752
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This volume, edited by Carl Bode in collaboration with Malcolm Cowley, presents the essential Emerson, selected from works that eloquently express the philosophy of a worldly idealist. The Portable Emerson comprises essays, including “History,” “Self-Reliance,” “The Over-Soul,” “Circles,” and “The Poet”; Emerson’s first book, Nature, in its entirety; twenty-two poems, including “Uriel,” “The Humble-Bee,” and “Give All to Love”; orations, including “The American Scholar,” “The Fugitive Slave Law,” and “John Brown”; English Traits, complete; and biographical essays on Plato, Napoleon, Henry David Thoreau, Thomas Carlyle, and others.

Penguin Classics Catalogue

Penguin Classics  Catalogue Author
ISBN-10 9780141398846
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 192
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In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu


Walden Author Henry David Thoreau
ISBN-10 OCLC:250692682
Release 1945
Pages 452
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Walden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Walden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Walden book for free.

Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society

Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society Author Singh, Swaranjit
ISBN-10 9781522522102
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 322
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A nonviolent environment provides many benefits to its population. Although all industries can reap the rewards of nonviolence, its positive impacts can particularly be examined in applied disciplines like conflict resolution, child development, criminal justice, and social work. Creating a Sustainable Vision of Nonviolence in Schools and Society is a unique reference source that discusses the value that nonviolent spaces can add to educational institutions and societies. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics including conflict skills, intersectional dialogue, mentoring, co-existence, and police brutality, this is an outstanding resource of academic material for educators, academicians, graduate students, and researchers seeking to expand their knowledge on nonviolent methods and techniques for educational environments.

The Handy Philosophy Answer Book

The Handy Philosophy Answer Book Author Naomi Zack
ISBN-10 9781578592777
Release 2009-09-01
Pages 504
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Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans? Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge basesÑfrom junior high to junior collegeÑthis is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.

Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog

Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog Author Penguin Books
ISBN-10 0147717914
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 270
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Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog book for free.

Shakespeare and the American Nation

Shakespeare and the American Nation Author Kim C. Sturgess
ISBN-10 0521835852
Release 2004-06-17
Pages 234
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Why do so many Americans celebrate Shakespeare, a long-dead English poet and playwright? By the nineteenth century newly independent America had chosen to reject the British monarchy and Parliament, class structure and traditions, yet their citizens still made William Shakespeare a naturalized American hero. Today the largest group of overseas visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Bankside's Shakespeare's Globe Theatre come from America. Why? Is there more to Shakespeare's American popularity than just a love of men in doublet and hose speaking soliloquies? This book tells the story of America's relationship with Shakespeare. The story of how and why Shakespeare became a hero within American popular culture. Sturgess provides evidence of a comprehensive nineteenth-century appropriation of Shakespeare to the cause of the American Nation and shows that, as America entered the twentieth century a new world power, for many Americans Shakespeare had become as American as George Washington.

Eating Wildly

Eating Wildly Author Ava Chin
ISBN-10 9781451656213
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 256
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Henry David Thoreau in Context

Henry David Thoreau in Context Author James S. Finley
ISBN-10 9781108500975
Release 2017-04-07
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Well known for his contrarianism and solitude, Henry David Thoreau was nonetheless deeply responsive to the world around him. His writings bear the traces of his wide-ranging reading, travels, political interests, and social influences. Henry David Thoreau in Context brings together leading scholars of Thoreau and nineteenth-century American literature and culture and presents original research, valuable synthesis of historical and scholarly sources, and innovative readings of Thoreau's texts. Across thirty-four chapters, this collection reveals a Thoreau deeply concerned with and shaped by a diverse range of environments, intellectual traditions, social issues, and modes of scientific practice. Essays also illuminate important posthumous contexts and consider the specific challenges of contextualizing Thoreau today. This collection provides a rich understanding of Thoreau and nineteenth-century American literature, political activism, and environmentalist thinking that will be a vital resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers.

The Portable Nietzsche

The Portable Nietzsche Author Friedrich Nietzsche
ISBN-10 1440674191
Release 1977-01-27
Pages 704
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The works of Friedrich Nietzsche have fascinated readers around the world ever since the publication of his first book more than a hundred years ago. As Walter Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading authorities on Nietzsche, notes in his introduction, “Few writers in any age were so full of ideas,” and few writers have been so consistently misinterpreted. The Portable Nietzsche includes Kaufmann’s definitive translations of the complete and unabridged texts of Nietzsche’s four major works: Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. In addition, Kaufmann brings together selections from his other books, notes, and letters, to give a full picture of Nietzsche’s development, versatility, and inexhaustibility. “In this volume, one may very conveniently have a rich review of one of the most sensitive, passionate, and misunderstood writers in Western, or any, literature.” —Newsweek

Giants Sie sind erwacht

Giants   Sie sind erwacht Author Sylvain Neuvel
ISBN-10 9783641168148
Release 2016-08-08
Pages 416
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Schlafende Giganten Als die kleine Rose eines Abends beim Spielen in einer Höhle eine gewaltige Metallhand entdeckt, ahnt sie noch nicht, dass dieser Fund ihr ganzes Leben verändern wird. Siebzehn Jahre später will sie, inzwischen eine herausragende Physikerin, das noch immer ungelöste Rätsel aufklären. Gemeinsam mit einem Expertenteam aus Wissenschaftlern und Militärs findet Rose heraus, dass die Hand zu einem riesigen Roboter gehört, dessen Körperteile über den ganzen Globus verteilt sind. Doch wer hat den Roboter gebaut? Wann wurde er in der Erde vergraben? Und was bedeuten die seltsamen Zeichen auf dem Metall?

Demokratische Ausblicke

Demokratische Ausblicke Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 3938871008
Release 2005
Pages 95
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Demokratische Ausblicke has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Demokratische Ausblicke also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Demokratische Ausblicke book for free.

Home on the Horizon

Home on the Horizon Author Sally Bayley
ISBN-10 1906165157
Release 2010
Pages 226
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In this study of space and place, Sally Bayley examines the meaning of 'home' in American literature and culture. Moving from the nineteenth-century homestead of Emily Dickinson to the present-day reality of Bob Dylan, Bayley investigates the relationship of the domestic frontier to the wide-open spaces of the American outdoors. In contemporary America, she argues, the experience of home is increasingly isolated, leading to unsettling moments of domestic fallout. At the centre of the book is the exposed and often shifting domain of the domestic threshold: Emily Dickinson's doorstep, Edward Hopper's doors and windows, and Harper Lee's front porch. Bayley tracks these historically fragile territories through contemporary literature and film, including Cormac McCarthy's "No Country For Old Men," Lars Von Trier's "Dogville," and Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" - works that explore local, domestic territories as emblems of nation. The culturally potent sites of the american home - the hearth, porch, backyard, front lawn, bathroom, and basement - are positioned in relation to the more conflicted sites of the American motel and hotel.

Der Zauberer von Lublin

Der Zauberer von Lublin Author Isaac Bashevis Singer
ISBN-10 3499234432
Release 2003
Pages 280
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Der Zauberer von Lublin has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Der Zauberer von Lublin also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Der Zauberer von Lublin book for free.

Glorreiche Zeiten

Glorreiche Zeiten Author Kate Atkinson
ISBN-10 9783426429891
Release 2015-10-26
Pages 512
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Kate Atkinsons großer Roman über das Drama des 20. Jahrhunderts – Platz 1 der Times-Bestsellerliste. Was bleibt von einem Menschen und seinen Möglichkeiten? Zwischen den Weltkriegen erlebt Teddy Todd, geboren 1914, eine idyllische ländliche Jugend auf dem Anwesen seiner Familie nahe London. Mag sein, dass er, der charmante Naturfreund und Möchtegern-Poet, mit seiner Sandkastenliebe Nancy einst eine Tochter haben wird (die er nicht versteht und die ihn nicht versteht). Und vielleicht wird die Tochter ihm eine Enkelin schenken, die alle Enttäuschungen wettmacht. Zuvor aber kommt der Krieg ins Spiel, und Teddy Todd hat als todesmutiger Kampfpilot fast tagtäglich die Städte Hitler-Deutschlands zu bombardieren ... Ein Roman über den heroischen Alltag eines wunderbar normalen Mannes; ein Buch voll hintergründigem Witz, das sich anfühlt wie vier Generationen gelebtes Leben. „Für mich ist diese feinsinnige, dramatische und bewegende Familiensaga aus England eines der besten Bücher des Jahres.“ Brigitte