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Download E-books Beyond borders: the selected essays of Mary Austin PDF

By Mary Hunter Austin, Reuben J. Ellis

Seventeen essays via Mary Hunter Austin (1868–1934), writer of the western vintage The Land of Little Rain (1903), reveal her wide-ranging pursuits and both assorted writing styles.Although she used to be born in Carlinville, Illinois, and graduated from Blackburn collage, Mary Austin spent such a lot of her writing occupation in California, manhattan, and at last Sante Fe, New Mexico. a well known, renowned, and prolific author, Austin released thirty-three books and 3 performs and was once heavily linked to many vital literary figures of her time, together with H. G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Mabel circumvent Luhan, Jack London, and Willa Cather. nonetheless top identified this day for her nature writing and southwestern cultural stories, Austin has been more and more well-known for her paintings on feminist topics, together with the play The Arrow Maker, the nonfiction The younger girl Citizen, and the novels a girl of Genius and No. 26 Jayne road. What has been probably an overemphasis on Austin’s nature writing has, due to the fact her dying, eclipsed the truth that Austin was once identified in the course of her lifetime as a colourful, eccentric, and debatable individual whose direct and outspoken critiques engaged a large choice of topics.Beyond Borders demonstrates that style. as well as her monographs, Austin additionally released her brief fiction and essays in periodicals. in reality, like many a author incomes a dwelling from her paintings, Austin wrote prolifically for the journal marketplace, generating in the course of her occupation over 2 hundred person items released in over sixty periodicals. even supposing a set of her brief fiction seemed in 1987, Austin’s nonfiction periodical paintings has remained uncollected until eventually now.In aid of Austin’s essays, Reuben J. Ellis presents an advent that establishes a biographical and ancient context for Austin’s paintings. additionally, each one Austin essay is prefaced through short introductory feedback through the editor. a specific bibliography of Austin’s essays can be included. 

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Download E-books Masculinity, Psychoanalysis, Straight Queer Theory: Essays on Abjection in Literature, Mass Culture, and Film PDF

Utilizing Lacanian psychoanalysis and queer conception to discover the volatile courting among heterosexual masculine identification and cultural illustration, this booklet examines the methods directly males are queered and abjected in literature, conception, and picture.

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Download E-books Logic, Meaning and Computation: Essays in Memory of Alonzo Church PDF

By Peter Apostoli (auth.), C. Anthony Anderson, Michael Zelëny (eds.)

This quantity begun as a remembrance of Alonzo Church whereas he was once nonetheless with us and is now eventually whole. It includes papers via many famous students, such a lot of whom were at once motivated through Church's personal paintings. frequently the emphasis is on foundational matters in common sense, arithmetic, computation, and philosophy - as used to be the case with Church's contributions, now universally well-known as having been of profound basic importance in these components.

The quantity could be of curiosity to logicians, desktop scientists, philosophers, and linguists. The contributions difficulty classical first-order common sense, higher-order good judgment, non-classical theories of implication, set theories with common units, the logical and semantical paradoxes, the lambda-calculus, in particular because it is utilized in computation, philosophical matters approximately which means and ontology within the summary sciences and in traditional language, and lots more and plenty else. the cloth can be obtainable to experts in those parts and to complex graduate scholars within the respective fields.

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Download E-books Essays on the Future: In Honor of Nick Metropolis PDF

By Harold Agnew (auth.), Siegfried S. Hecker, Gian-Carlo Rota (eds.)

This assortment represents a distinct venture in medical publishing to honor Nick city. Nick was once the final survivor of the realm conflict II ny undertaking in Los Alamos, and was once an immense member of the Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory till his demise in October, 1999. during this quantity, many of the best scientists and humanists of our time have contributed essays regarding their respective disciplines, exploring quite a few features of destiny advancements in technology and society, philosophy, nationwide defense, nuclear energy, natural and utilized arithmetic, physics and biology, particle physics, computing, and knowledge science.

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Download E-books The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic: A Witness to the Spanish Civil War PDF

By Henry Buckley

In 1940, The day-by-day Telegraph correspondent Henry Buckley released his eyewitness account of his studies reporting from the Spanish Civil conflict. The copies of the booklet, saved in a warehouse in London, have been destroyed in the course of the Blitz and just a handful of copies of his special chronicle have been stored. Now, 70 years after its first book, this unparalleled eyewitness account of the struggle is republished with a brand new advent by way of Paul Preston. The lifestyles and loss of life of the Spanish Republic is a distinct account of Spanish politics in the course of the whole lifetime of the second one Republic, combining own reminiscences of conferences with the good politicians of the day with eyewitness debts of dramatic occasions. this significant e-book is without doubt one of the so much enduring documents of the Spanish Republic and the civil battle and a enormous testimony to Buckley’s paintings as a correspondent.

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Download E-books Adaptation to Environment: Essays on the Physiology of Marine Animals PDF

By Richard Charles Newell, R. C. Newell

Edition to atmosphere: Essays at the body structure of Marine Animals encompasses a sequence of essays that's meant as a overview of the designated variations of marine organisms to the actual environmental stipulations they're more likely to come across within the typical habitat.
This ebook emphasizes advancements in body structure of marine animals and on methods to the examine of the variations of marine organisms. This compilation additionally translates the time period “Physiology” in its widest feel to incorporate all elements of the functioning of the organism from the habit of animals to the mode of functionality of enzymes. hence, structural diversifications were reviewed intimately simply the place their sensible position is known and the place they represent a selected variation to outlined environmental stipulations.
This booklet advantages scholars and contributors accomplishing examine at the body structure of marine animals.

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Download E-books Essays in Phenomenology PDF

By Maurice Natanson (auth.), Maurice Natanson (eds.)

Fifteen years in the past, Dorion Cairns concluded a piece of writing on phenome­ nology with a wary appraisal of its impression in the United States. "Thus far," he wrote, "it is still an unique. " the placement at the present time has replaced: translations of the writings of Husserl, Heidegger, Marcel, Sartre, and Merleau-Ponty have seemed, and commentaries on those and comparable thinkers will not be unusual. furthermore, dialogue of phenomenological difficulties is more and more changing into a part of the yank (if now not the British) philosophical scene. Phenomenology is at risk of domestication! symptoms of its lodging contain a willingness to pay tribute to HusserI's Logical Investigations via those that locate particularly little to curiosity them in his later paintings, a position of what are taken to be universal issues and underlying convergences of emphasis in Continental phenomenology and Anglo-American philosophy of the extra approximately Wittgensteinian and Austinian forms, and a growing to be impatience (shared via a few phenomenologists) with expositions, explications, and interpretations of Husserl's paintings on the cost of unique purposes of phenomenology. so much bluntly placed, the perspective is: do not discuss it; do it! it'll appear that we've got arrived at some degree the place introductions to phenomenology are of doubt­ ful worth, if now not superfluous. the current choice of essays relies on varied assumptions and issues to another belief of the position of either technique and originality in phenomenological work.

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Download E-books Whitey's Payback: and Other True Stories: Gangsterism, Murder, Corruption, and Revenge PDF

By T. J. English

Sixteen tales of real crime from America’s leading authority at the underworld
James “Whitey” Bulger is the final of the old fashioned gangsters. As a sophisticated, subtle psychopath—who additionally occurred to be a mystery FBI informant—his reign of energy in Boston lasted for greater than 20 years. while he went at the lam in 1995, the kingpin’s legend grew to rival that of Al Capone. Captured after 16 years in hiding, he now sits in a greatest protection criminal looking forward to trial on racketeering fees and nineteen counts of murder.
T. J. English has been writing approximately males like Bulger for greater than 20 years. And this assortment, culled from his occupation in journalism and supported by way of new fabric, indicates English at his most sensible. as well as the various items approximately Whitey, he experiences tales approximately gangsters and arranged crime from manhattan urban to Jamaica to Hong Kong and Mexico. Be they approximately old-fashioned mobsters, corrupt federal brokers, or modern day narcotraficantes wreaking havoc at the US–Mexico border, English tells those tales with intensity and perception. Combining fine reporting and the storytelling means of a novelist, English takes his readers on a bloody yet interesting trip to the darkish facet of the yankee Dream.

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Download E-books Towards the Romantic Age: Essays on Sentimental and Preromantic Literature in Russia PDF

Russian literature among 1750 and the romantic age offers a confus­ ing photograph. numerous literary activities arose and existed part via part, whereas new traits made themselves felt. At no different time within the heritage of Russian literature was once there an analogous inflow of largely disparate literary and highbrow impacts from the West. The complicated evolution of literature is mirrored within the quarter of literary category. interval phrases were utilized in nice kind, but with out common contract as to the level, or perhaps the character of the tendencies defined. The essays of this learn are dedicated to significant literary developments of the 18th and early nineteenth century, -sentimentalism and preromanticism. they target to explain their evolu­ tion in addition to at defining and describing the conceptual framework on which they leisure. because the 18th century didn't draw a pointy line among translated and unique literature, either were incorporated right here. Literary, philosophical, and common cultural affects from the West have been of consi­ derable significance for Russian literature. The options, motifs and issues which reached Russian writers in translations moulded their very own unique works. The 18th century witnessed the formation of an sufficient literary language which culminated in Karamzin's variety. the excellence of 2 levels within the improvement of sentimentalism as prompt the following and the differentiation among either one of them and a 3rd literary pattern, preroman­ ticism, is an try to mirror competently the swift swap in stylistic and poetic norms.

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