Download Existentialism and alienation in American literature by Sidney Finkelstein PDF

By Sidney Finkelstein

After a dialogue of the philosophical background—Kierkegaard to Heidegger—the writer examines the existentialist concept of Camus and Sartre, as it applies rather to the challenge of social accountability. With many illuminating comparisons in the realm of worldwide literature, he then proceeds to hint the impression of alienation in American letters due to the fact global conflict I, and its relation to the existentialist resolution. between these mentioned are O’Neill, Fitzgerald, Eliot, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Henry Miller, Styron, Salinger, Albee, Updike, Purdy, Bellow, Mailer and Baldwin. The first of its sort, the publication presents a provocative and considerate feedback of modern American literature.

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Download Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes) by Paul Strathern PDF

By Paul Strathern

What could Kierkegaard have thought of this publication?
He may have might be liked Stathern's humor, his narrative ability, his quickness of brain, his emphasizing Kierkegaard's proposal as directed to not abstraction yet to 'lived life.' yet he most likely might have resented the hassle to lessen the complexities of his idea, their contradictions and dialectical intricacies to simply digestible shape.
For Kierkegaard 'difficulty' in itself has a price, and the trail of the genuine logician isn't really one that will be accomplished without problems, simply with no affliction.
The essence of Kierkegaard can basically be present in confronting his personal complicated, and hugely certified prose.
I like Strathern's books a great deal, however it turns out to me the following he selected a topic now not particularly amenable to this type of therapy.

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Download Jean-Paul Sartre by Harold Bloom PDF

By Harold Bloom

A huge examine of the French thinker, dramatist, novelist, and critic.

This name, Jean-Paul Sartre, a part of Chelsea apartment Publishers’ glossy serious perspectives sequence, examines the main works of Jean-Paul Sartre via full-length severe essays through specialist literary critics. furthermore, this identify encompasses a brief biography on Jean-Paul Sartre, a chronology of the author’s existence, and an introductory essay written through Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college.

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Download Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth PDF

By John Barth

Barth's full of life, hugely unique choice of brief items is a tremendous landmark of experimental fiction. even though a number of the tales collected right here have been released individually, there are numerous subject matters universal to all of them, giving them new that means within the context of this assortment.

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Download The Divided Self: An Existential Study in Sanity and Madness by R. D. Laing PDF

By R. D. Laing

Dr. Laing's first goal is to make insanity and the method of going mad understandable. during this, with case reports of schizophrenic sufferers, he succeeds brilliantly, yet he does extra: via a imaginative and prescient of sanity and insanity as 'degrees of conjunction and disjunction among individuals the place the single is sane by means of universal consent' he bargains a wealthy existential research of non-public alienation.

The outsider, estranged from himself and society, can't adventure both himself or others as 'real'. He invents a fake self and with it he confronts either the skin global and his personal depression. The disintegration of his actual self retains speed with the becoming unreality of his fake self until eventually, within the extremes of schizophrenic breakdown, the complete character disintegrates.

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Download Edmund Husserl's "Origin of Geometry": An Introduction by Jacques Derrida PDF

By Jacques Derrida

Edmund Husserl's foundation of Geometry": An Introduction (1962) is Jacques Derrida's earliest released paintings. during this commentary-interpretation of the well-known appendix to Husserl's The main issue of ecu Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Derrida relates writing to such key thoughts as differing, recognition, presence, and historicity. ranging from Husserl's approach to old research, Derrida steadily unravels a deconstructive critique of phenomenology itself, which varieties the basis for his later feedback of Western metaphysics as a metaphysics of presence. the total textual content of Husserl's starting place of Geometry is included.

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Download Ancient Greek Lyrics, Second Edition by Willis Barnstone PDF

By Willis Barnstone

Old Greek Lyrics collects Willis Barnstone's dependent translations of Greek lyric poetry -- together with the main entire Sappho in English, newly translated. This quantity contains a consultant sampling of the entire major poets, from Archilochos, within the seventh century BCE, via Pindar and the opposite nice singers of the classical age, all the way down to the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine sessions. William E. McCulloh's advent illuminates the kinds and improvement of the Greek lyric whereas Barnstone presents a quick biographical and literary caricature for every one poet and provides a considerable creation to Sappho -- revised for this version -- entire with notes and resources. A thesaurus and up-to-date bibliography are incorporated.

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