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Ausgewählte schriften: Bd. Die Serapions-Brüder

Author: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Selected Writings

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141908181

Category: Religion

Page: 880

View: 2012

In his reflections on Christianity, Saint Thomas Aquinas forged a unique synthesis of ancient philosophy and medieval theology. Preoccupied with the relationship between faith and reason, he was influenced both by Aristotle's rational world view and by the powerful belief that wisdom and truth can ultimately only be reached through divine revelation. Thomas's writings, which contain highly influential statements of fundamental Christian doctrine, as well as observations on topics as diverse as political science, anti-Semitism and heresy, demonstrate the great range of his intellect and place him firmly among the greatest medieval philosophers.

Selected Writings

Author: Jose Marti

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101153679

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

View: 2483

José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile in New York for most of his adult life, earning his living as a foreign correspondent. Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Martí's were the eyes through which much of Latin America saw the United States. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that period in U.S. history, the assassination of James Garfield, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and much more, bring it rushing back to life. Organized chronologically, this collection begins with his early writings, including a thundering account of his political imprisonment in Cuba at age sixteen. The middle section focuses on his journalism, which offers an image of the United States in the nineteenth century, its way of life and system of government, that rivals anything written by de Tocqueville, Dickens, Trollope, or any other European commentator. Including generous selections of his poetry and private notebooks, the book concludes with his astonishing, hallucinatory final masterpiece, "War Diaries", never before translated into English. 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.

Selected writings

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140432572

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

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Selected Writings

Author: Hildegard of Bingen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960043

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 5186

Benedictine nun, poet and musician, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was one of the most remarkable figures of the Middle Ages. She undertook preaching tours throughout the German empire at the age of sixty, and was consulted not only by her religious contemporaries but also by kings and emperors, yet it is largely for her apocalyptic and mystical writings that she is remembered. This volume includes selections from her three visionary works, her treatises on medicine and the natural world, her devotional songs, and fascinating letters to prominent figures of her time. Dealing with such eternal subjects as the relationship between humans and nature, and men and women, Hildegard's works show her to be a wide-ranging thinker who created such fresh, startling images and ideas that her writings have been compared to Dante and Blake.

Discourses and Selected Writings

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141917482

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

Selected Writings

Author: Meister Eckhart

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904607

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 9357

Composed during a critical time in the evolution of European intellectual life, the works of Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327) are some of the most powerful medieval attempts to achieve a synthesis between ancient Greek thought and the Christian faith. Writing with great rhetorical brilliance, Eckhart combines the neoplatonic concept of oneness - the idea that the ultimate principle of the universe is single and undivided - with his Christian belief in the Trinity, and considers the struggle to describe a perfect God through the imperfect medium of language. Fusing philosophy and religion with vivid originality and metaphysical passion, these works have intrigued and inspired philosophers and theologians from Hegel to Heidegger and beyond.

Selected Writings (Dario, Ruben)

Author: Ruben Dario

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062691X

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 1101

Born in Nicaragua, Rubén Darío is known as the consummate leader of the Modernista movement, an esthetic trend that swept the Americas from Mexico to Argentina at the end of the nineteenth century. Seeking a language and a style that would distinguish the newly emergent nations from the old imperial power of Spain, Darío’s writing offered a refreshingly new vision of the world—an artistic sensibility at once cosmopolitan and connected to the rhythms of nature. The first part of this collection presents Darío’s most significant poems in a bilingual format and organized thematically in the way Darío himself envisioned them. The second part is devoted to Darío’s prose, including short stories, fables, profiles, travel writing, reportage, opinion pieces, and letters. A sweeping biographical introduction by distinguished critic Ilan Stavans places Darío in historical and artistic context, not only in Latin America but in world literature. 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.

Ausgewählte Werke

Author: Matthias Claudius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150016916

Category:

Page: 488

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Kommentierte Auswahl aus dem Werk des Wandsbecker Boten (1740-1815). Enthält Teile der zeitgenössischen Werkausgabe Asmus omnia sua secum portans sowie Texte aus Zeitschriften, Briefe, Rezensionen und Übersetzungen.

Selected Writings

Author: Thomas Carlyle

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141396767

Category:

Page: 400

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'Roar with all your throats, of cartilage and metal, ye Sons of Liberty . . . for it is the hour!' Thomas Carlyle was the Victorian era's prophetic voice. Historian, iconoclast and resolute Romantic, he cried out against a utilitarian age of machines, and spoke with visionary clarity and conviction to a generation unnerved by the upheavals of industrialisation and widespread political unrest. Among his ardent admirers were Charles Dickens and even philosophical opponents such as John Stuart Mill. This collection represents every stage of his career, including selections from his masterpiece The French Revolution, Heroes and Hero-Worship, Signs of the Timesand Chartism. Edited with an introduction by Alan Shelston

Selected writings

Author: John Ruskin,Kenneth Clark

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 363

View: 6662

John Ruskin was the most powerful and influential art critic and social commentator of the Victorian nineteenth century. A true polymath, he wrote about nature, art, architecture, politics, history, myth and much more. All of his work is characterized by a clarity of vision as unsettling and intense now as it was for his first readers.This new selection includes wide-ranging extracts of Ruskin's texts, from the early 1840s to the late 1880s, as well as representative material from each of his major works. Modern Painters, The Stones of Venice, and Sesame and Lilies are juxtaposed with less familiar writing on science and myth. An authoritative introduction outlines Ruskin's life and thought, making it clear why his writing is still relevant today. This new edition also includes a selection of Ruskin's own illustrations.

The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145021

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7224

Wonderfully sardonic and slyly humorous, the writings of landmark American feminist and socialist thinker Charlotte Perkins Gilman were penned in response to her frustrations with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in America as the twentieth century began. Perhaps best known for her chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable 1892 short story 'The Yellow Wall-Paper', Gilman also wrote Herland, a wry novel that imagines a peaceful, progressive country from which men have been absent for 2,000 years. Both are included in this volume, along with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems. 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.

Fragmente

Griechisch - Deutsch

Author: Heraklit

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050092335

Category: History

Page: 56

View: 3171

Heraklit, im Altertum der "Dunkle" genannt, ist einer der tiefsten Denker Griechenlands. Diese Ausgabe stellt die von ihm erhaltenen Fragmente vollständig zusammen und versucht, sie durch möglichst getreue Übersetzung dem heutigen Leser zugänglich zu machen. "Diese Weltordnung hier hat nicht der Götter noch der Menschen einer geschaffen, sondern sie war immer und ist und wird sein: immerlebendes Feuer, aufflammendend nach Maßen und verlöschend nach Maßen. Feuers Wende: zuerst Meer; des Meeres eine Hälfte Erde, die andere flammendes Wetter... Das Meer zerfließt und erfüllt sein Maß nach demselben Sinn, der auch galt, bevor es Erde wurde." B 30, 31

José Martí

Selected Writings

Author: José Martí

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142437049

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 462

View: 3801

José Martí (1853-1895) is the most renowned political and literary figure in the history of Cuba. A poet, essayist, orator, statesman, abolitionist, and the martyred revolutionary leader of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain, Martí lived in exile in New York for most of his adult life, earning his living as a foreign correspondent. Throughout the 1880s and early 1890s, Martí's were the eyes through which much of Latin America saw the United States. His impassioned, kaleidoscopic evocations of that period in U.S. history, the assassination of James Garfield, the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the execution of the Chicago anarchists, the lynching of the Italians in New Orleans, and much more, bring it rushing back to life. Organized chronologically, this collection begins with his early writings, including a thundering account of his political imprisonment in Cuba at age sixteen. The middle section focuses on his journalism, which offers an image of the United States in the nineteenth century, its way of life and system of government, that rivals anything written by de Tocqueville, Dickens, Trollope, or any other European commentator. Including generous selections of his poetry and private notebooks, the book concludes with his astonishing, hallucinatory final masterpiece, "War Diaries", never before translated into English.

Selected writings

Author: William Hazlitt,Ronald Blythe

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 509

View: 5217

William Hazlitt (1778-1830) developed a variety of identities as a writer: essayist, philosopher, critic of literature, drama and art, biographer, political commentator, and polemicist. Praised for his eloquence, he was also reviled by conservatives for his radical politics. This edition, thematically organized for ease of access, contains some of his best-known essays, such as "The Indian Jugglers" and "The Fight," as well as more obscure pieces on politics, philosophy, and culture.

Die Chimären und andere Gedichte

Französisch/Deutsch

Author: Gérard de Nerval,Manfred Krüger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772518089

Category:

Page: 179

View: 7427

Selected Writings

Author: Saint Hildegard,Mark Atherton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140436049

Category: Education

Page: 253

View: 494

Profiles the twelfth-century German who became a nun and founded her own convent at Ruperstberg, and includes selections of her musical compositions, sermons, correspondence, and ideas in science, art, and architecture.

Herland, The Yellow Wall-paper, and Selected Writings

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780141180625

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 353

View: 9360

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) penned this sardonic remark in her autobiography, encapsulating a lifetime of frustration with the gender-based double standard that prevailed in turn-of-the-century America. With her slyly humorous novel, Herland (1915), she created a fictional utopia where not only is face powder obsolete, but an all-female population has created a peaceful, progressive, environmentally-conscious country from which men have been absent for two thousand years. Gilman was enormously prolific, publishing five hundred poems, two hundred short stories, hundreds of essays, eight novels, and seven years' worth of her monthly magazine, The Forerunner. She emerged as one of the key figures in the women's movement of her day, advocating equality of the sexes, the right of women to work, and socialized child care, among other issues. Today Gilman is perhaps best known for the chilling depiction of a woman's mental breakdown in her unforgettable short story, "The Yellow Wall-Paper". This Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics edition includes both this landmark work and Herland, together with a selection of Gilman's major short stories and her poems.

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