Author: Charlotte Wolff

Publisher: Olympic Marketing Corporation


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 9824

Hindsight and the Real

Author: David Vilaseca

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 6149

Hindsight and the Real: Subjectivity in Gay Hispanic Autobiography studies the representations of self and the discursive constitution of identity in the autobiographical works by several (mostly) gay-identified authors in modern Spanish, Catalan and Latin American literature. These include, among others, Reinaldo Arenas's Antes que anochezca (1992), Juan Goytisolo's Coto vedado (1985) and En los reinos de taifa (1986), Jaime Gil de Biedma's Retrato del artista en 1956 (1994) and Salvador Dalí's Un diari: 1919-1920 (1994). The book contains a series of case studies linked to a recurring central argument. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary critics and philosophers (including, among others, Slavoj Zizek, Ernesto Laclau, Homi Bhabha and Emmanuel Lévinas), it proposes a notion of identity and (homo)sexuality which is neither essentialist nor merely 'positional' (discursive). Thus, while attempting to show (in post-structuralist fashion) that gay Spanish and Latin American self-representations are retroactive constructs invariably inflected by political and discursive factors such as nationality, 'race' and class, the book also stresses the role of the 'Real' - the kernel of pre-discursive substance which, according to Lacan and his followers, both precedes and exceeds the symbolic order.


Author: Mark Philip Freeman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019538993X

Category: Psychology

Page: 247

View: 5734

Mark Freeman argues here that hindsight--looking back over the past from the standpoint of the present--can be a profoundly important source of understanding, insight, and moral growth. Indeed, hindsight can be, and often is, a source of truth--of a sort, Freeman contends, that is only available by looking backward. Drawing on psychology, philosophy, literature, memoir, and personal experience, this engaging volume offers an insightful exploration of the role of hindsight both in discerning the truth of one's past and in crafting a good and worthy life.


Author: Arden Wedzler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1532070683

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

View: 6171

By the year 2110, the world’s population driven to self-destruction, thanks to wealthy elitists, corrupt politicians and bankers, and greedy, self-serving progressives. Systemic greed and corruption within the halls of various governments and banks set in motion the engine of humanity’s downfall. These organisations have incited wars and conflicts between tribes, religions, and countries, causing horrendous deaths, pain, and suffering for billions of innocent people. Humankind is facing destruction. To combat this, six time travellers from the year 2612 emerge out of stasis with the goal of preventing a nuclear disaster set to occur in 2111. With the advantage of hindsight, they visit six key historical events. They hope to persuade people of influence to make subtle changes to their thinking and actions. If all six events can be nudged in a slightly different direction, the impending man-made destruction might be averted. Only time will tell whether the time travellers can overcome their two biggest enemies, ego and self-importance, to prevent stupid mistakes from building a critical mass of human horror and causing humankind’s extinction. In this science fiction novel, six people from the future arrive in the year 2111 seeking to prevent the destruction of humanity through intervention in key historical events.


Author: Mindy Tarquini

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 1943006024

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

View: 1342

"Tarquini's innovative concept is paired with realistic characters and sparkling wit, making this enjoyable novel a keeper." —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 2017 Benjamin Franklin IBPA Award: Gold USA Best Book Awards: General Fiction - Finalist EUGENIA PANISPORCHI LIVES WITH HER MOTHER, TEACHES CHAUCER, AND REMEMBERS ALL HER PAST LIVES. SHE IS DESPERATE TO CHANGE HER FUTURE. Born this time around into a South Philadelphia Italian-American family so traditional, she and her siblings are expected to marry in birth order, Eugenia lives a simple life―no love connection, no controversy, no complications. Her hope is that the Blessed Virgin Mary (who oversees her soul's progress) will grant her heart's desire, the option to choose the circumstances of her next life. But when a student reveals he shares her ability, Eugenia suddenly finds herself setting up a Facebook page and sponsoring a support group for others like her, an oddball odyssey, during which she discovers she must confront her current shortcomings before she can break the cycle and finally live the life of her dreams. A layered contemporary fable, Hindsight reminds us to live this life like it's the only one we'll have.