Simple Passion

Author: Annie Ernaux

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800915

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 6727

A New York Times Notable Book In her spare, stark style, Annie Ernaux documents the desires and indignities of a human heart ensnared in an all-consuming passion. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, an unnamed narrator attempts to plot the emotional and physical course of her two-year relationship with a married foreigner where every word, event, and person either provides a connection with her beloved or is subject to her cold indifference. With courage and exactitude, she seeks the truth behind an existence lived entirely for someone else, and, in the pieces of its aftermath, she is able to find it.

Passion simple

Author: Annie Ernaux

Publisher: Editions Gallimard

ISBN: 9782070388400

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

View: 9168

German Expressionist Paintings and Education

Author: Haim Gordon

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830971757

Category: Education

Page: 162

View: 1516

This book has two aims. The first aim is a modest attempt to help to overcome the neglect to which German expressionist paintings have been condemned by historians and art critics. The second aim is more difficult from an educational perspective. The book points out that a moving beauty and worthy truths call out from many German expressionist paintings. At times, this beauty and these truths may be comprehended straightforwardly. To complement the direct encounter with these paintings, the book suggests learning from concepts, ideas, and insights presented by existentialist philosophers. The book shows that these concepts, ideas, and insights can assist in harkening to the call of beauty and truth that calls out from the paintings of the six German expressionist painters which are discussed here: Max Beckmann, Otto Dix, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Otto Mueller, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, and Erich Heckel. Thus, they can assist the educator in showing the grandeur of the works of the six painters. The book points to the educational value of the personal and existential encounter with the beauty and truths that call out from the paintings of these artists. Haim Gordon is professor emeritus at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. He has published, at times in collaboration with colleagues, 26 books and more than 150 papers in professional journals and books on philosophical, educational and political topics. He resides with his wife in Eilat, Israel.

The Eclectic Magazine

Author: John Holmes Agnew,Walter Hilliard Bidwell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 967

Thomas Hobbes

Author: Gary B. Herbert

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774843098

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 6500

There can be no doubt that Thomas Hobbes intended to create a complete philosophical system. In recent years, piecemeal analysis has ignored that intention and reduced his philosophy to an unsystematic jumble of irreconcilable parts. It is generally believed that Hobbes's mechanistic physics is at odds with his notorious egoistic psychology, and that the latter cannot support his prescriptive moral theory. In this book Gary B. Herbert sets forth an entirely new interpretation of Hobbes's philosophy that takes seriously Hobbes's original systematic intention.

Eclectic Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Matter and Spirit

Author: James M. Lawler

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580462211

Category: Philosophy

Page: 574

View: 576

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