The Anatomy of Melancholy

Author: Robert Burton,William H. Gass

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780940322660

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 547

View: 7031

One of the major documents of modern European civilization, Robert Burton's astounding compendium, a survey of melancholy in all its myriad forms, has invited nothing but superlatives since its publication in the seventeenth century. Lewellyn Powys called it "the greatest work of prose of the greatest period of English prose-writing," while the celebrated surgeon William Osler declared it the greatest of medical treatises. And Dr. Johnson, Boswell reports, said it was the only book that he rose early in the morning to read with pleasure. In this surprisingly compact and elegant new edition, Burton's spectacular verbal labyrinth is sure to delight, instruct, and divert today's readers as much as it has those of the past four centuries.

Die Welt des Odysseus

Author: Moses I. Finley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593378602

Category:

Page: 211

View: 449

Gläserne Bienen

Author: Ernst Jünger

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608957082

Category:

Page: 141

View: 6143

Die Anatomie der Schwermut

Author: Robert Burton,Ulrich Horstmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783821845296

Category:

Page: 426

View: 4025

Der Wanderfalke

Author: J. A. Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882213935

Category: Falcons

Page: 218

View: 5379

Die Schläfer im Moor

Author: Peter Vilhelm Glob

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iron age

Page: 172

View: 8469

Om Tollund- og Grauballemanden og andre moselig fra ældre jernalder

Aphorismen

Author: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717512547

Category: Quotations, German

Page: 543

View: 5688

Aufklärer, Rationalist, Skeptiker - viele Charakterisierungen treffen auf Lichtenberg zu. Was er in über dreissig Jahren für seine "Sudelbücher" zusammentrug, ist in jeder Hinsicht einzigartig, und bis heute überraschen die Fülle und Vielfalt des Gesammelten, das in der deutschen wie in der Weltliteratur seinesgleichen sucht. Viele von Lichtenbergs Notaten können als klassische Aphorismen bezeichnet werden, mit List und Eleganz pointierte Beobachtungen. In der Mehrzahl handelt es sich jedoch um Aperçus: Wahrnehmungen im eigentlichen Sinne des Wortes, Einfälle, Eingebungen, blitzartig auf- und einleuchtende Einsichten in die verschiedenen widerspruchsvollen Lebensbereiche des Menschen.

Singapur im Würgegriff

Author: James Gordon Farrell

Publisher: Matthes & Seitz Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3957574242

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 8987

Singapur 1937. Walter Blackett, Direktor eines britischen Kautschukunternehmens, weiß sich von der bewährten Ordnung britischer Kolonialherrschaft getragen, als er die Feierlichkeiten zum hundertjährigen Jubiläum seiner Firma ausrichtet. Noch ist die Welt, zumindest für die Engländer, in Ordnung, haben die Da Dousa Sisters ihre Gesangsauftritte, ist der zerzauste Hund La Condition humaine nur halbtot und gibt es standesgemäße Paraden und Feste. Und doch scheint am Vorabend des Zweiten Weltkriegs im Inselstaat einiges in Schieflage geraten zu sein : Kaum ist ein Streik der Einheimischen niedergeschlagen, flammt er an anderem Ort wieder auf, Walter Blacketts Sohn engagiert zur Abendunterhaltung ausgerechnet einen Fakir, seine Tochter Joan tändelt mit den falschen Verehrern, während der junge Matthew, Oxfordstudent und rechtmäßiger Erbe der Firma, sich als naiver Weltverbesserer erweist. Das Geschäft mit dem Kautschuk boomt, nicht zuletzt wegen des Weltkriegs und der Marktmanipulation durch Blackett selbst, doch als japanische Flieger das völlig unvorbereitete Singapur bombardieren, kann der Schock größer nicht sein. Während Matthew herauszufinden versucht, was es mit dem ›Würgegriff von Singapur‹ auf sich hat, ist der Mythos von der Uneinnehmbarkeit Singapurs bereits brutal zerschlagen.

Der Himmel meines Großvaters

Author: Stefan Hertmans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446246430

Category:

Page: 319

View: 9108

"Man kann alles, wenn man will!", sagt der alte Mann zu seinem Enkel und schwingt sich in den Kopfstand. Die wahre Willenskraft seines Großvaters begreift Stefan Hertmans jedoch erst, als er dessen Notizbücher liest, und beschließt, den Roman dieses Lebens zu schreiben. Eindringlich beschwört er eine bitterarme Kindheit in Belgien, zeigt den 13-Jährigen, wie er bei der Arbeit in der Eisengießerei davon träumt, Maler zu werden, und stattdessen im Ersten Weltkrieg an die Front nach Westflandern gerät. Dass der Mann, der dieses Grauen überlebt, fast am Tod seiner großen Liebe zugrunde geht, ist eines der Geheimnisse, denen der Enkel auf die Spur kommt. Mit seiner Hommage an den Großvater ist Hertmans ein grandioser Roman gelungen.

Denkwürdigkeiten eines Antisemiten

Ein Roman in fünf Erzählungen (1979)

Author: Gregor von Rezzori,Jürgen Kostka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783890864242

Category:

Page: 337

View: 3168

Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems

Author: Robert Wrigley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110159263X

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 5612

A powerful new collection from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation's most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Like its namesake—Robert Burton's seventeenth-century examination of human thoughts and emotions—Wrigley's new collection means to examine our world through the lens of melancholia. From imagined war memorials to insomniac chickens; from Descartes' lost daughter to a dreaming tree; from King Kong to Rush Limbaugh; and from Anna Karenina to a man named Lucy Doolin (short for Lucifer), these are poems that elegize and celebrate that most beautiful, exasperating, joyous, miserable, and perfectly imperfect of all creatures—the human being.

Die Schule der Dummen

Roman

Author: Saša Sokolov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518240083

Category:

Page: 237

View: 509

Radetzkymarsch

Author: Joseph Roth

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843031061

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1998

Joseph Roth: Radetzkymarsch Erstdruck: Berlin, Kiepenheuer, 1932. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2015. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Hans Schließmann, Radetzkymarsch, um 1915. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Bedenkliche Geschichten

Prosa aus der Berliner Zeit, 1906-1912

Author: Robert Walser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518376157

Category:

Page: 144

View: 2067

Robert Burton and the Transformative Powers of Melancholy

Author: Stephanie Shirilan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317062264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 1218

Few English books are as widely known, underread, and underappreciated as Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy. Stephanie Shirilan laments that modern scholars often treat the Anatomy as an unmediated repository of early modern views on melancholy, overlooking the fact that Burton is writing a cento - an ancient form of satire that quotes and misquotes authoritative texts in often subversive ways - and that his express intent in so doing is to offer his readers literary therapy for melancholy. This book explores the ways in which the Anatomy dispenses both direct physic and more systemic medicine by encouraging readers to think of melancholy as a privileged mental and spiritual acuity that requires cultivation and management rather than cure. Refuting the prevailing historiography of anxious early modern embodiment that cites Burton as a key witness, Shirilan submits that the Anatomy rejects contemporary Neostoic and Puritan approaches to melancholy. She reads Burton’s erraticism, opacity, and theatricality as modes of resistance against demands for constancy, transparency, and plainness in the popular literature of spiritual and moral hygiene of his day. She shows how Burton draws on rhetorical, theological, and philosophical traditions that privilege the transformative powers of the imagination in order to celebrate melancholic impressionability for its capacity to inspire and engender empathy, charity, and faith.

A New Map of Wonders

A Journey in Search of Modern Marvels

Author: Caspar Henderson

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 178378136X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9763

A New Map of Wonders charts a course through the realm of the fascinating and awe-inspiring. With the curiosity and enthusiasm of a great explorer, the award-winning Caspar Henderson celebrates and explains the wonder of light and the origins of the universe, the myriad marvels of the human body and the natural world -- and reveals the wonders to come: the technologies that will transform human experience and change what we will find wonderful. Drawing on philosophy and natural history, art and religion, neuroscience and nanotechnology, A New Map of Wonders is a celebration of life -- a rich and inspiring guide, encouraging us to see the world anew.

Will in der Welt

Wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641156149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 5410

Shakespeare ist wohl der bekannteste Dramatiker aller Zeiten, doch über sein Leben wissen wir so gut wie nichts. Kein Brief blieb von ihm erhalten, wir kennen nur ein paar dürre Lebensdaten, vereinzelte Schriftsätze aus Prozessen, die er betrieb – und ein überaus nüchternes Testament, in dem er seiner Frau sein zweitbestes Bett vermacht. In seiner hochgelobten Biographie versucht Stephen Greenblatt mit detektivischem Scharfsinn, die Lücken dieser Lebensgeschichte zu füllen und hinter das Geheimnis zu kommen, wie aus einem talentierten Jungen aus einer englischen Kleinstadt der größte Dramatiker aller Zeiten werden konnte, kurz: wie Shakespeare zu Shakespeare wurde.

Nyrb Classics 10th Anniversary Complete Collection

Author: RANDOM HOUSE INC,Various,New York Review Book

Publisher: NYRB Classics

ISBN: 9781590173572

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3939

The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and belles lettres, tell-all memoirs and learned studies, established classics and cult favorites, literature high, low, unsuspected, and unheard of. NYRB Classics are, to a large degree, discoveries, the kind of books that people typically run into outside of the classroom and then remember for life. Inevitably literature in translation constitutes a major part of the NYRB Classics series, simply because so much great literature has been left untranslated into English, or translated poorly, or deserves to be translated again, much as any outstanding book asks to be read again. The series started in 1999 with the publication of Richard Hughes's A High Wind in Jamaica. NYRB Classics includes new translations of canonical figures such as Euripides, Dante, Balzac, and Chekhov; fiction by modern and contemporary masters such as Vasily Grossman, Mavis Gallant, Daphne du Maurier, Stefan Zweig, and Upamanyu Chatterjee; tales of crime and punishment by George Simenon and Kenneth Fearing; masterpieces of narrative history and literary criticism, poetry, travel writing, biography, cookbooks, and memoirs from such writers as Norman Mailer, Lionel Trilling, and Patrick Leigh Fermor; and unclassifiable classics on the order of J. R. Ackerley's My Dog Tulip and Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy. Fall 2009 sees the publication of the series' first graphic novel, Poem Strip by Dino Buzzati, translated into English for the first time. Published in handsome uniform trade paperback editions, almost all the 250 NYRB Classics included in this collection feature an introduction by an outstanding writer, scholar, or critic of our day. Taken as a whole, NYRB Classics may be considered a series of books of unrivaled variety and quality for discerning and adventurous readers. This collection includes one each of the following titles: A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser The Living Thoughts of Kierkegaard by Soren Kierkegaard Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley My Father and Myself by J.R. Ackerley The Other House by Henry James Peasants and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman A Handbook on Hanging by Charles Duff Hindoo Holiday by J.R. Ackerley Memoirs of My Nervous Illness by Daniel Paul Schreber The Wooden Shepherdess by Richard Hughes The Stories of J.F. Powers by J.F. Powers Memoirs of Lorenzo Da Ponte by Lorenzo Da Ponte Morte D'Urban by J.F. Powers Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author by Edward John Trelawny Wheat that Springeth Green by J.F. Powers Classic Crimes by William Roughead The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren by Iona Opie The Unknown Masterpiece by Honore de Balzac Virgin Soil by Ivan Turgenev The Glass Bees by Ernst Junger The Pure and the Impure by Colette The Waste Books by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr Seven Men by Max Beerbohm To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia The Wine-Dark Sea by Leonardo Sciascia Alfred and Guinevere by James Schuyler The Pilgrim Hawk by Glenway Wescott The Fox in the Attic by Richard Hughes The Haunted Looking Glass by Edward Gorey A House and Its Head by Ivy Compton-Burnett Manservant and Maidservant by Ivy Compton-Burnett Hadrian the Seventh by Fr. Rolfe Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford The Quest for Corvo by A.J.A. Symons The Root and the Flower by L.H. Myers The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton Exploits and Adventures of Brigadier Gerard by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Letty Fox by Christina Stead The Golovlyov Family by Shchedrin The Radiance of the King by Camara Laye Eustace and Hilda by L.P. Hartley Seduction and Betrayal by Elizabeth Hardwick Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick A Way of Life, Like Any Other by Darcy O'Brien As a Man Grows Older by Italo Svevo Autobiography of an Unknown Indian by Nirad C. Chaudhuri Renoir, My Father by Jean Renoir An African in Greenland by Tete-Michel Kpomassie Letters: Summer 1926 by Boris Pasternak Mr. Fortune' s Maggot by Sylvia Townsend Warner Selected Works of Cesare Pavese by Cesare Pavese The Life of Henry Brulard by Stendhal On the Yard by Malcolm Braly Selected Stories of Robert Walser by Robert Walser The Adventures and Misadventures of Maqroll by Alvaro Mutis Mawrdew Czgowchwz by James McCourt The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley The Outcry by Henry James A Book of Mediterranean Food by Elizabeth David Letters from Russia by Astolphe De Custine Miserable Miracle by Henri Michaux Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White Summer Cooking by Elizabeth David Corrigan by Caroline Blackwood Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood Mary Olivier by May Sinclair Randall Jarrell's Book of Stories by Randall Jarrell The New Life by Dante Alighieri The Ten Thousand Things by Maria Dermout The Unpossessed by Tess Slesinger The Middle of the Journey by Lionel Trilling The World of Odysseus by M.I. Finley The Book of My Life by Girolamo Cardano The Moon and the Bonfires by Cesare Pavese Paris Stories by Mavis Gallant Troubles by J.G. 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Wyndham Lewis To the Finland Station by Edmund Wilson The Vet's Daughter by Barbara Comyns Walter Benjamin by Gershom Scholem Fancies and Goodnights by John Collier Shelley: The Pursuit by Richard Holmes In Parenthesis by David Jones Peking Story by David Kidd Rene Leys by Victor Segalen Black Sun by Geoffrey Wolff Dirty Snow by Georges Simenon The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares The Day of the Owl by Leonardo Sciascia Equal Danger by Leonardo Sciascia Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret Three Bedrooms in Manhattan by Georges Simenon The Tenants of Moonbloom by Edward Lewis Wallant The Towers of Trebizond by Rose MacAulay Varieties of Exile by Mavis Gallant My Century by Aleksander Wat The World I Live In by Helen Keller American Humor by Constance Rourke The Ivory Tower by Henry James The Gallery by John Horne Burns Paris and Elsewhere by Richard Cobb Apartment in Athens by Glenway Wescott Envy by Yuri Olesha The Moro Affair by Leonardo Sciascia Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn by Harvey Swados Part of Our Time by Murray Kempton The Case of Comrade Tulayev by Victor Serge Boredom by Alberto Moravia Contempt by Alberto Moravia The Diary of a Rapist by Evan S. Connell Monsieur Monde Vanishes by Georges Simenon The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell W. H. Auden's Book of Light Verse by W. H. Auden Asleep in the Sun by Adolfo Bioy Casares The Bog People by P.V. Glob Moravagine by Blaise Cendrars The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam by Osip Mandelstam Cassandra at the Wedding by Dorothy Baker The Furies by Janet Hobhouse Hons and Rebels by Jessica Mitford Indian Summer by William Dean Howells Memoirs of Hecate County by Edmund Wilson The Inferno of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri The Year of the French by Thomas Flanagan Flaubert and Madame Bovary by Francis Steegmuller The Late Mattia Pascal by Luigi Pirandello The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes by W.S. Merwin The Peregrine by J.A. Baker Blood on the Forge by William Attaway The Child by Jules Valles The Lord Chandos Letter by Hugo Von Hofmannsthal The Singapore Grip by J.G. 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Wedgwood Shakespeare by Mark Van Doren The Stalin Front by Gert Ledig Tropic Moon by Georges Simenon Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor Jejuri by Arun Kolatkar The Man Who Watched Trains Go By by Georges Simenon Mouchette by Georges Bernanos Warlock by Oakley Hall The New York Stories of Henry James by Henry James Chess Story by Stefan Zweig What's for Dinner? by James Schuyler English, August by Upamanyu Chatterjee Conundrum by Jan Morris Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman Mani by Patrick Leigh Fermor Roumeli by Patrick Leigh Fermor Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig Stoner by John Williams The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing Red Lights by Georges Simenon The Jeffersonian Transformation by Henry Adams Love in a Fallen City by Eileen Chang A Savage War of Peace by Alistair Horne Clark Gifford's Body by Kenneth Fearing The Strangers in the House by Georges Simenon Pages from the Goncourt Journals by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt They Burn the Thistles by Yashar Kemal Born Under Saturn by Rudolf and Margot Wittkower The Stray Dog Cabaret by Edited by Honor Moore and Catherine Ciepiela Butcher's Crossing by John Williams Dante by Erich Auerbach The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton That Awful Mess on the Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda The Engagement by Georges Simenon The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim The Slynx by Tatyana Tolstaya White Walls by Tatyana Tolstaya Memoirs of Montparnasse by John Glassco The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy The Education Of A Gardener by Russell Page The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by G. B. Edwards Sunflower by Gyula Krudy Novels in Three Lines by Felix Feneon The Goshawk by T. H. White The New York Stories of Edith Wharton by Edith Wharton A Time to Keep Silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor All About H. Hatterr by G. V. Desani Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household Memoirs of an Anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori Soul by Andrey Platonov Sheppard Lee, Written by Himself by Robert Montgomery Bird Poems of the Late T'ang by A. C. Graham Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky by Patrick Hamilton Unforgiving Years by Victor Serge Belchamber by Howard Sturgis A Journey Round My Skull by Frigyes Karinthy The Widow by Georges Simenon The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig Afloat by Guy de Maupassant The Family Mashber by Der Nister The Summer Book by Tove Jansson Names on the Land by George R. 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Schreiben heisst, sein Herz waschen

Literarische Essays

Author: Fritz J. Raddatz

Publisher: zu Klampen Verlag GbR

ISBN: 386674384X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

View: 9770

Einen Zusammenhang des Schönen mit dem Guten, der Ästhetik mit der Moral zu konstatieren, gilt als antiquiert. Dennoch wagt es Fritz J. Raddatz, der mit seinem nahezu sprichwörtlichen Esprit das intellektuelle Klima der Bundesrepublik entscheidend mitgeprägt hat, diesen Zusammenhang in den Mittelpunkt seiner literarischen Erkundungen zu stellen. Dabei argumentiert Fritz J. Raddatz weder als Moralist, noch redet er der »engagierten Literatur« das Wort. Am Beispiel herausragender deutschsprachiger Schriftsteller des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts beweist er vielmehr, wie sehr der Irrlauf des Gewissens Teil eines bedeutenden Werkes sein kann. Die Epoche zwischen den beiden Weltkriegen, die Zeit des Kalten Krieges mitsamt seinen ästhetischen und kulturpolitischen Verhärtungen sowie die Auswirkungen der Wiedervereinigung auf die ost- und westdeutsche Literaturszene bieten ihm dafür reiches Anschauungsmaterial. Fritz J. Raddatz vermag sich dieser Thematik auf ebenso subtile wie unorthodoxe Weise zu nähern, denn er schöpft aus Erfahrungen, die ihm einen privilegierten Zugang zu den unterschiedlichsten Facetten und Bedingungen literarischer Produktion gewähren.