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By Jean-Luc Nancy,Charlotte Mandell

Philosophers have mostly missed sleep, treating it as a dead negativity, mere repose for the physique or at top a resource for the construction of subconscious indicators out of the evening of the soul.
In a rare theoretical research written with lyric depth, the autumn of Sleep places an finish to this overlook through supplying a deft but rigorous philosophy of sleep. What does it suggest to "fall" asleep? could there exist anything like a "reason" of sleep, a cause at paintings in its personal shape or modality, a modality of being in oneself, of go back to oneself, with no the waking "self" that distinguishes "I" from "you" and from the realm? What cause may possibly exist in that absence of ego, visual appeal, and goal, in an abandon due to which one is emptied out right into a non-place shared by means of everyone?
Sleep attests to whatever like an equality of all that exists within the rhythm of the realm. With sleep, victory is continually renewed over the phobia of evening, an a self assurance that we'll wake with the go back of day, in a go back to self, to us--though to a self, an us, that's every day assorted, unexpected, with none caution given in advance.
To search anew the that means stirring within the meant lack of which means, of awareness, and of regulate that happens in sleep isn't really to reclaim a few which means already prevalent in philosophy, faith, progressivism, or the other -ism. it really is as an alternative to open anew a resource that isn't the resource of a that means yet that makes up the character right to that means, its fact: establishing, gushing forth, infinity.
This appealing, profound meditation on sleep is a distinct paintings within the heritage of phenomenology--a lyrical phenomenology of what could have no phenomenology, due to the fact sleep exhibits itself to the waking observer, the topic of phenomenology, in basic terms as disappearance and concealment.

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By G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton period incapace di introdurre anche solo una traccia di moderazione in ciò che faceva – si trattasse di alimentarsi, naturalmente, ma anche di attività according to lui ancora più naturali, come leggere, scrivere o parlare. E così quando decise di raccontare attraverso una serie di ritratti – da Bentham a Carlyle, da Dickens a Hardy – l'età vittoriana, di cui lui stesso period una specie di ultimo, umorale testimone, scrisse questo libro unico e prezioso: una grande satira, che è anche un infinito atto d'amore. Una pagina dopo l'altra, l'intelligenza irrequieta e inclassificabile di Chesterton («Il compito dei progressisti è commettere errori; quello dei conservatori è di impedire che vengano emendati») riporta in vita uno dei grandi momenti della letteratura come l'abbiamo conosciuta, e come continuiamo advert amarla: lasciando spesso graffi, se non piccole ustioni, sulla nostra coscienza di vittoriani postumi, benché in larga parte inconsapevoli.

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Download La querelle des dispositifs. Cinéma installations, by Bellour Raymond PDF

By Bellour Raymond

– Dites-moi au moins l'argument de los angeles querelle.
– Oh! il est si basic qu'il paraît pauvre face à tant de issues de vue qui aménagent plus ou moins une dilution du cinéma dans l'art contemporain, et son histoire à l'intérieur de l'histoire de l'art. los angeles projection vécue d'un movie en salle, dans le noir, le temps prescrit d'une séance plus ou moins collective, est devenue et reste l. a. situation d'une expérience exact de conception et de mémoire, définissant son spectateur et que toute scenario autre de imaginative and prescient altère plus ou moins. Et cela seul vaut d'être appelé cinéma.
– Vous ne suggérez tout de même pas une primauté de l'expérience du spectateur de cinéma sur les expériences multiples du visiteur-spectateur des photos en mouvement de l'art dont on have a tendency à le rapprocher ?
– Évidemment non. Il s'agit simplement de marquer qu'en dépit des passages opérant de l'une aux autres et inversement, ce sont là deux expériences trop différentes pour qu'on accepte de les voir confondues. On n'oblige personne à se satisfaire de l. a. imaginative and prescient bloquée de los angeles salle de cinéma. Ce désert de Cameraland, disait Smithson, ce coma everlasting. On peut préférer los angeles flânerie, l. a. liberté du corps et de l'esprit, los angeles méditation libre, l'éclair de l'idée. On peut aussi, comme Beckett, se sentir mieux assis que debout et sofaé qu'assis. Simplement, chaque fois cela n'est pas pareil, on ne despatched ni on ne pense vraiment les mêmes choses. Bref, ce n'est pas le même corps. D'où los angeles nécessité de marquer des pôles opposés pour mieux saisir tant de positions intermédaires.

Les essais rassemblés dans ce livre, écrits entre 1999 et 2012, évoquent parmi d'autres les artistes et cinéastes Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Chantal Akerman, Zoe Beloff, James Benning, Dara Birnbaum, Jean-LLouis Boissier, Janet Cardiff et George Bures Miler, Hans Castorf, David Claerbout, James Coleman, Pedro Costa, Harun Farocki, Masaki Fujihata, Yervant Gianikian et Angela Ricci Lucchi, Douglas Gordon, Pierre-Marie Goulet, Philippe Grandrieux, Gary Hill, Alfredo Jaar, Ken Jacobs, Rinko Kawauchi, Thierry Kuntzel, Fritz Lang, Chris Marker, Cildo Meireles, Jonas Mekas, Avi Mograbi, Antoni Muntadas, Max Ophuls, Tony Oursler, Pipilotti Rist, Doug Aitken, Tania Ruiz Gutiérrez, Sarkis, Shelly Silver, Robert Smithson, Michael Snow, Beat Streuli, Sam Taylor-Wood, Eulalia Valldosera, Danielle Vallet Kleiner, Agnès Varda, invoice Viola, Jeff Wall et Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

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Download Courage in the Face of the Enemy - Tales of Bravery and by Ambrose Bierce PDF

By Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce enlisted within the Union military on the outbreak of the yankee Civil warfare and fought with contrast for four years, even incomes acceptance of his bravery within the newspapers of the day for a bold rescue try of gravely wounded comrade. His wartime reviews vastly effected his later writing. here's a selection of the fast tales Bierce penned relating to struggle, dying, loss and betrayal.

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Download Journaux (Tome 1) (GF) (French Edition) by Marivaux PDF

By Marivaux

Sait-on que Marivaux, romancier et dramaturge de renom, fut aussi « journaliste » avant l. a. lettre ? Il collabora pendant près de quarante ans aux périodiques de son temps, et créa plusieurs journaux dans lesquels il exerça seul sa plume.
Le most suitable tome de cette édition met à l’honneur le plus célèbre d’entre eux, Le Spectateur français, publié sous forme de « feuilles volantes » de 1721 à 1724. Un narrateur misanthrope, spectateur désabusé de l’espèce humaine, y croque sur le vif les excès de l’amour-propre chez les grands, les riches, les coquettes, les savants et les auteurs, tout en insérant dans ses commentaires lettres, mémoires, et histoires fictives.
Dans les Lettres contenant une aventure et les Caractères des habitants de Paris publiés dans le Mercure entre 1717 et 1720, Marivaux mêle réflexions, anecdotes, saynètes, et use d’une arme plus puissante que l. a. satire pour châtier les mœurs de son temps : l’humour.

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Download Graines d'espoir: Sagesse et merveilles du monde des plantes by Jane Goodall,Gail Hudson,Michael Pollan,Jean Lenglet PDF

By Jane Goodall,Gail Hudson,Michael Pollan,Jean Lenglet

La grande primatologue Jane Goodall lance un brilliant appel afin que nous nous reconnections à los angeles nature. Si l’on veut arrêter los angeles destruction, il faut commencer par aimer profondément ce que l’on défend. Elle présente dans son nouvel ouvrage illustré une étude personnelle très complète des enjeux de l. a. mondialisation qui menacent les graines, les sols, les plantes et les productions vivrières. Si elle pointe du doigt les dégâts, elle met aussi l’accent sur les avancées dans ce domaine, en particulier les multiples activities où los angeles responsabilité sociale côtoie los angeles safeguard du monde des plantes. Jane Goodall est l’une des invités officiels de los angeles cop21, l. a. Conférence des countries unies sur les changements climatiques (Paris, 30 nov–11 déc. 2015). Elle fait déjà l’objet d’une consciousness particulière des médias.

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Download Jazz al despatx de Hitler: Una altra manera de veure les by Marcel Plàcid García Planas,Gemma Sardà PDF

By Marcel Plàcid García Planas,Gemma Sardà

Què és el que explica millor los angeles guerra? Les ofensives de l'exèrcit afganès contra els talibans o l'ànsia dels soldats in keeping with gravar el wrestle als seus mòbils Nokia? On rau los angeles notícia?, en el fet que wager Furik és el poble de Cisjordània d'on han sortit més «màrtirs» o que el primer suïcida es va esclatar a si mateix vestit amb l. a. samarreta del genuine Madrid i el segon amb l. a. del Barça? Què és més desconcertant?, que el pas fronterer on va començar los angeles Segona Guerra Mundial és avui dia una zona gai o que simply el lloc on van penjar Mussolini és, ara, un McDonald's?Plàcid Garcia-Planas, un dels periodistes més destacats de l. a. Vanguardia, ens relata com l. a. paradoxa -i paral·lelament el dolor i los angeles malenconia- és, potser, l. a. manera més eficaç d'explicar l'atrocitat de les guerres actuals. 

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Download Portraits of Hmong Women: Photographic documentary with by Kou Vang,Christa Xiong,Vincent Her PDF

By Kou Vang,Christa Xiong,Vincent Her

The pages that keep on with, wealthy in descriptive aspect, are the end result in their hard work. the ladies during this survey range in age, schooling and point of literacy of yank tradition. a few have been born in Laos and got here the following as adults. Others arrived as young ones or of their teenagers and feature been trained as american citizens.

Portrait of Hmong ladies conveys their tales. It brings to mild their voices, suggestions and views. In doing so, it indicates how the lives of Hmong girls are complex by way of a mess of social and cultural components, together with tough offerings they have to on a regular basis confront. we'll study that a few of these offerings have been made through them; others were made for them. every one own narrative is therefore approximately existence in a group that's bounded through powerful traditions at the one hand and expert via the necessity to workout a few autonomy in the areas of these traditions at the different.

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Download Scrittori di uno scrittore: Modi di guardare e di sentire by V.S. Naipaul PDF

By V.S. Naipaul

«Il mio intento in questo libro non è l. a. critica letteraria né l. a. biografia ... Voglio soltanto, e in maniera del tutto personale, passare in rassegna i tipi di scrittura che mi hanno influenzato nel corso della mia evoluzione. Ho detto scrittura, ma intendo più precisamente visione, modo di guardare e di sentire». È dunque un viaggio quello che Naipaul ci propone, il suo viaggio: dalla natia Trinidad («un puntino sul mappamondo») agli ambienti letterari della Londra anni Cinquanta, dall’India alla Cartagine di Polibio e di Flaubert, e alla Roma di Cicerone e di Virgilio. Così l. a. scrittura, che è sempre «prodotto di una specifica visione storica e culturale», permette di esplorare il pace oltre che lo spazio – e di affiancare Derek Walcott a un materassaio analfabeta, Nirad Chaudhuri e Anthony Powell a un politicante con velleità letterarie («lo Stalin di Trinidad»), Gandhi a Giulio Cesare. E nel corso del viaggio ogni incontro si rivela decisivo: in line with una inesausta ricerca di precisione, in line with il nitore dell’espressione, e soprattutto in line with una percezione originale del mondo.

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Download Walking in Berlin: a flaneur in the capital by Franz Hessel,Amanda DeMarco PDF

By Franz Hessel,Amanda DeMarco

A undying consultant to at least one of the world’s maximum towns.

Franz Hessel used to be an observer par excellence of the more and more aggravating city that was once Berlin within the past due Nineteen Twenties. In strolling in Berlin, initially released in Germany in 1929, he captures the rhythm of Weimar-era Berlin, recording proof of the seismic shifts shaking German tradition on the time.

Nearly all the items take the shape of a stroll or day out, focusing both on a subject matter or a part of town, and plenty of finish at a theatre, cinema, or membership. Hessel without problems weaves ancient details into his observations, showing his large wisdom of town. at the present time, a long time after the Nazi period and the postwar reconstruction that undefined, the components he visited are all nonetheless admired and engaging. From the Alexanderplatz to Kreuzberg, his checklist of them has develop into beneficial. beautifully written, and as clean at the present time as whilst it first seemed, this can be a publication to be savoured.

PRAISE FOR FRANZ HESSEL

‘Hessel is a feisty, smart, and witty consultant to Berlin; his prose is lively and magnificent and his perceptions glamorously lyrical. For someone who is aware the geography of Berlin, this booklet is an especial treat.’ The Saturday Age

‘Captures a portrait of a urban near to irrevocable switch … Hessel was once either exact chronicler of the current, and a guy keenly conscious of the city’s historical past … Apt then that Walking in Berlin now joins this ancient corridor of fame.’ The Independent

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