By Kahlil Gibran,Joseph P. Ghougassian
Through his fiction, essays, poems, and artwork, Kahlil Gibran encouraged a loyal overseas following and remodeled sleek Arabic literature. during this booklet, Joseph P. Ghougassian brings jointly the philosophical components current throughout Gibran’s diversified writings, together with his bestselling paintings The Prophet, in addition to different major works akin to The damaged Wings, which tells the tale of doomed younger enthusiasts, and the gathering of aphorisms in Sand and Foam. Excerpts from Gibran’s letters offer a window into his brain, middle, and soul, making a biography of this groundbreaking, mystical author not like any other.
By Carlton Jackson
By Richard Reeves
A younger activist and highly-educated Cambridge Union debater, Mill could develop into in time the highest-ranked English philosopher of the 19th century, the writer of the landmark essay On Liberty and the most passionate reformers and advocates of his progressive, opinionated age. As a journalist he fired off a weekly article on Irish land reform because the humans of that kingdom starved, as an MP he brought the 1st vote on women's suffrage, fought to maintain free-speech and antagonistic slavery, and, in his deepest existence, pursued for 2 many years a love affair with one other man's spouse.
To comprehend Mill and his contribution, Richard Reeves explores his existence and paintings in tandem. His booklet is a riveting and authoritative biography of a guy raised to advertise happiness, whose existence used to be spent within the pursuit of fact and liberty for all.
By Marc Sautet,Patrick Boussignac
By Lewis Mumford,Frank G Novak
Covering fifty years of committed camaraderie among unprecedented minds, the booklet deals profound insights into the highbrow frustrations at the back of their major careers and the emotional wishes that framed their bright, usually dramatic lives. To Mumford, a author who sought to alter the process international occasions, iconoclastic Murray turned a welcome confidant, critic, mentor, and buddy.
The letters mirror the wide variety of private and non-private pursuits held by means of either males. Love's entanglements are aired along literary labors. by means of chronicling the non-public worlds of those highbrow icons, this quantity emerges as a vital learn instrument for college students of yank highbrow background and tradition, literary feedback, urbanism, structure, and political arenas similar to global conflict II and the chilly battle. It deals a different prism wherein to watch the dramatic shifts in American society and tradition within the 20th century.
By Theodor W. Adorno,Thomas Mann,Henri Lonitz
The resulting correspondence among the 2 males files a unprecedented come upon of inventive rigidity among literary culture and aesthetic modernism which might be sustained correct up until eventually the novelists demise in 1955. within the letters, Thomas Mann overtly stated his interested analyzing of Adornos Minima Moralia and commented intimately at the Essay on Wagner, which he was once as desirous to learn because the one within the ebook of Revelation consumes a e-book which tastes as candy as honey. Adorno in flip provided unique observations upon and often enthusiastic commendations of Manns later writings, corresponding to The Holy Sinner, The Betrayed One and The Confessions of Felix Krull. Their correspondence additionally touches upon problems with nice own importance, significantly the delicate dialogue of the issues of strolling back from exile to postwar Germany.
The letters are largely annotated and supply the reader unique notes in regards to the writings, occasions and personalities referred or alluded to within the correspondence.
By Mel B.
On a chilly evening in February 1951, Mel B. set out from Pontiac, Michigan, to listen to a conversation via invoice W., cofounder of Alcoholics nameless. Like many that had came across energy and sobriety an A.A., Mel felt an excellent debt of gratitude to invoice W., in addition to a deep interest in regards to the type of guy who had helped result in the sort of big own and social circulation. After approximately fifty years, within which time existence journal named invoice W. one of many century's most vital american citizens. Mel B.'s look for invoice W. culminates during this booklet: a desirable, intensive examine who invoice W. quite used to be and the way, from his personal painful prior and a powerful bent for anonymity, he emerged as a robust presence at the American scene. through the years, via interviews with invoice W. and with invoice W.'s neighbors, colleagues, and family members, Mel B. came upon not only one invoice W., yet seven: the power-driving achiever, the fixer, the individualist, the entrepreneur, the communicator, the peacemaker, and the founder/statesman. All of those features of invoice W. come jointly during this portrait of a striking guy, that is additionally the tale of his profound impression on not just the writer but in addition numerous others stuck up within the look for a greater life.
By Shlomit C. Schuster
Throughout the a while philosophers have tested their very own lives in an try out either to discover a few which means and to provide an explanation for the roots in their philosophical views. This quantity is an advent to philosophical autobiography, a wealthy yet hitherto missed literary style that questions the self, its social context, and life ordinarily. the writer analyzes consultant narratives from antiquity to postmodernity, focusing particularly on 3 case reports: the autobiographies of St. Augustine, Rousseau, and Sartre. in the course of the learn of those exemplary texts, philosophical mirrored image at the self emerges as a legitimate replacement to Freudian psychoanalysis and as a manner of marketing self-renewal and change.
By Joseph Millard
By Peter Johnson