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A Short History Of Decay

Author : E. M. Cioran
ISBN : 9781611458572
Genre : Philosophy
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E. M. Cioran confronts the place of today's world in the context of human history-focusing on such major issues of the twentieth century as human progress, fanaticism, and science-in this nihilistic and witty collection of aphoristic essays concerning the nature of civilization in mid-twentieth-century Europe. Touching upon Man's need to worship, the feebleness of God, the downfall of the Ancient Greeks and the melancholy baseness of all existence, Cioran's pieces are pessimistic in the extreme, but also display a beautiful certainty that renders them delicate, vivid, and memorable. Illuminating and brutally honest, A Short History of Decay dissects Man's decadence in a remarkable series of moving and beautiful pieces.

The Godman And The Sea

Author : Michael J. Thate
ISBN : 9780812296396
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on trauma theory, philosophical and literary themes in the western cultural canon, and historical context, Michael J. Thate presents a reading of the Gospel of Mark as an exemplary text that responds to and makes meaning of the trauma arising from the crucified and missing body of Jesus.

All Gall Is Divided

Author : Emile M. Cioran
ISBN : 1559704713
Genre : Philosophy
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The French maverick philosopher shares his thoughts on the contradictions and confusions of human life

The Aesthetics Of Decay

Author : Dylan Trigg
ISBN : 0820486469
Genre : Philosophy
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In The Aesthetics of Decay, Dylan Trigg confronts the remnants from the fallout of post-industrialism and postmodernism. Through a considered analysis of memory, place, and nostalgia, Trigg argues that the decline of reason enables a critique of progress to emerge. In this ambitious work, Trigg aims to reassess the direction of progress by situating it in a spatial context. In doing so, he applies his critique of rationality to modern ruins. The derelict factory, abandoned asylum, and urban alleyway all become allies in Trigg’s attack on a fixed image of temporality and progress. The Aesthetics of Decay offers a model of post-rational aesthetics in which spatial order is challenged by an affirmative ethics of ruin.


Author : Olivier Peru
ISBN : 1608878627
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A vivid and richly illustrated graphic novel, Zombies offers an action-packed tour through an apocalyptic vision of America. Mankind is no longer at the top of the food chain. Zombies have taken their place, and nothing can stop them. Is this the end of humanity? Perhaps, but for some it is only the beginning. Six billion living corpses are all that remains of civilization. Among the few survivors is Sam Coleman, a man who owes his salvation to Smith & Wesson and a little luck. Fleeing Seattle at the onset of the zombie outbreak, he was forced to leave his daughter behind. Yet now that silence has fallen over the city, he believes that she may still be alive. And his conscience serves up a constant reminder that to be human in this grim world is to have hope—and to keep fighting.

The Temptation To Exist

Author : E. M. Cioran
ISBN : 9781628723434
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of eleven essays originally appeared in France thirty years ago and created a literary whirlwind on the Left Bank. Cioran writes incisively about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, mystics, apostles, and philosophers. The Temptation to Exist first introduced this brilliant European thinker twenty years ago to American readers, in a superb translation by Richard Howard. This literary mystique around Cioran continues to grow, and The Temptation to Exist has become an underground classic. In this work Cioran writes about Western civilizations, the writer, the novel, about mystics, apostles, philosophers. For those to whom the very word philosophy brings visions of arduous reading, be assured: Cioran is crystal-clear, his style quotable and aphoristic. “A sort of final philosopher of the Western world. His statements have the compression of poetry and the audacity of cosmic clowning”—The Washington Post

The Trouble With Being Born

Author : E. M. Cioran
ISBN : 9781611457407
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“One of the most delicate minds of real power writing today.”—Susan Sontag

A Short History Of The Greeks

Author : Evelyn S. Shuckburgh
ISBN : 9781107619357
Genre : History
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Originally published in 1901, this book by Polybius scholar E. S. Shuckburgh was intended not only as a history of the Greeks from the time of the Homeric poems until the Roman conquest in 146 BC, but also as an outline of the continuing influence of ancient Greek culture in the modern world. The text is illustrated with maps and photographs of important statues, coins and ancient ruins. This book will be of value for anyone seeking a simple introduction to ancient Greece and its culture.

A Short History Of Science To The Nineteenth Century

Author : Charles Singer
ISBN : 9780486169286
Genre : Science
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This fascinating and highly readable study by a noted historian uses maps, charts and diagrams to trace the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world across two and half millennia.

The Tabaqati Nasiri

Author : Minhāj Sirāj Jūzjānī
ISBN : UOM:39015043028193
Genre : History
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