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Collected Essays

Collected Essays

  • Author: James Baldwin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 869
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A comprehensive compilation of Baldwin's previously published, nonfiction writings encompasses essays on America's racial divide, the social and political turbulence of his time, and his insights into the poetry of Langston Hughes and the music of Earl Hines.

The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

Revised and Updated

  • Author: Ralph Ellison
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 0307797023
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 904
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Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as “a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions that focus on race,” and Going to the Territory (1986), an exploration of literature and folklore, jazz and culture, and the nature and quality of lives that black Americans lead. “Ralph Ellison,” wrote Stanley Crouch, “reached across race, religion, class and sex to make us all Americans.”

Collected Essays

Collected Essays

  • Author: Patrick Olivelle
  • Publisher: Firenze University Press
  • ISBN: 8884537290
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 419
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Toward a Psychology of Art

Toward a Psychology of Art

Collected Essays

  • Author: Rudolf Arnheim
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520266013
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 380
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Psychology.

The Collected Essays and Criticism, Volume 1

The Collected Essays and Criticism, Volume 1

Perceptions and Judgments, 1939-1944

  • Author: Clement Greenberg,John O'Brian
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226306216
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 296
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Clement Greenberg (1909–1994), champion of abstract expressionism and modernism—of Pollock, Miró, and Matisse—has been esteemed by many as the greatest art critic of the second half of the twentieth century, and possibly the greatest art critic of all time. On radio and in print, Greenberg was the voice of "the new American painting," and a central figure in the postwar cultural history of the United States. Greenberg first established his reputation writing for the Partisan Review, which he joined as an editor in 1940. He became art critic for the Nation in 1942, and was associate editor of Commentary from 1945 until 1957. His seminal essay, "Avant-Garde and Kitsch" set the terms for the ongoing debate about the relationship of modern high art to popular culture. Though many of his ideas have been challenged, Greenberg has influenced generations of critics, historians, and artists, and he remains influential to this day.

Beginnings

Beginnings

Collected Essays of S. Bodhesako

  • Author: S. Bodhesako
  • Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
  • ISBN: 9552403103
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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This book contains all the known published and unpublished essays by S. Bodhesako: Beginnings, Change, The Buddha and Catch-22, The Myth of Sisyphus, Faith, and Being and Craving. In the first essay, Beginnings, the author discusses the authenticity and relevance of the Buddhist Canon. The second essay, Change, investigates the concepts of change, impermanence and time in relation to experience and argues against equating them with the concept of flux or continuous change. In the third essay, The Buddha and Catch-22, the similarities between Joseph Heller’s novel and the Buddha’s Teaching are discussed. The next essay, The Myth of Sisyphus, is a Buddhist reinterpretation of the Greek myth of Sisyphus, which is symbolizing the endless, recurring nature of our tasks. Ven. Bodhesako also discusses Albert Camus’ interpretation of this myth. The essay Faith investigates the relevance of faith in the Buddha’s Teaching, while the last essay, Being and Craving, deals with the Buddhist concept of craving and its traditional interpretation.

Collected Essays, Papers, Etc

Collected Essays, Papers, Etc

  • Author: Robert Bridges
  • Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783487402789
  • Category:
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The Civil War in Appalachia

The Civil War in Appalachia

Collected Essays

  • Author: Shannon H. Wilson,Kenneth W. Noe
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9781572332690
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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During the Battle of Perryville, fought in Kentucky in October 1862, participants experienced an unusual phenomenon known as an "acoustic shadow": this peculiar combination of wind and terrain muffled the sounds of the fighting in such a manner that nearby soldiers were unaware that the battle was even taking place. As the editors of this pioneering collection of essays observe, a figurative acoustic shadow has long fallen on the study of the Civil War in Appalachia. Regional stereotypes, cursory generalizations, and a neglect of geographic context have too often replaced detailed analysis and innovative interpretation.

Philosophy and the Arts

Philosophy and the Arts

Collected Essays

  • Author: Bert Olivier
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039119035
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 241
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This collection of philosophical essays addresses important issues in the arts, encompassing painting, sculpture, photography, film and architecture. The author’s point of departure is the conviction that art in all its manifestations is an extremely significant cultural practice because it embodies a creative, reflective appropriation of social, political, economic, religious, historical and ecological developments, and as such merits close philosophical scrutiny, reflection and interpretation. The question of whether painting is still a viable artistic practice in our technocratic society is considered here, and it is no accident that both this issue and that of artificial intelligence are approached from the perspective of the phenomenological thought of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, among other thinkers. Equally important is the consideration of the relationship between art and the ethical, as highlighted by significant recent artistic events, as well as discussion of the transformational influence of ecological art and the culturally symptomatic meaning of kitsch. Other themes discussed include play and artistic tradition, formulating a suitable model for art ‘beyond’ Kierkegaard’s aesthetic and ethical models, the meaning of 9/11 for architecture, and Lyotard’s claim that today only an aesthetic of the sublime, instead of the beautiful, can help us make sense of art.

Maidens, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity

Maidens, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity

Collected Essays I

  • Author: Jan N. Bremmer
  • Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
  • ISBN: 9783161544507
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 519
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In this work, Jan N. Bremmer aims to bring together the worlds of early Christianity and those of ancient history and classical literature - worlds that still all too rarely interlock. Contextualising the life and literature of the early Christians in their Greco-Roman environment, he focusses on four areas. A first section looks at more general aspects of early Christianity: the name of the Christians, their religious and social capital, prophecy and the place of widows and upper-class women in the Christian movement. Second, the chronology and place of composition of the early apocryphal Acts of the Apostles and Pseudo-Clementines are newly determined by paying close attention to their doctrinal contents, but also, innovatively, to their onomastics and social vocabulary. The author also analyses the frequent use of magic in the Acts and explains the prominence of women by comparing the Acts to the Greek novel. Third, an investigation into the theme of the tours of hell suggests a new chronological order, shows that the Christian tours were indebted to both Greek and Jewish models, and illustrates that in the course of time the genre dropped a large part of its Jewish heritage. The fourth and final section concentrates on the most famous and intriguing report of an ancient martyrdom: the Passion of Perpetua. It pays special attention to the motivation and visions of Perpetua, which are analyzed not by taking recourse to modern theories such as psychoanalysis, but by looking to the world in which Perpetua lived, both Christian and pagan. It is only by seeing the early Christians in their ancient world that we might begin to understand them and their emerging communities. (Publisher's description).