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Terapia psychodynamiczna - Summers Richard F., Barber Jacques P. - 2836972291

67,69 zł

Terapia psychodynamiczna - Summers Richard F., Barber Jacques P.

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Wartościowa książka wypełniająca lukę w literaturze poświęconej terapii dynamicznej oraz uwzględniająca nowatorskie badania i rozwój teorii. Autorzy opisują podstawowe zasady i unikatowe aspekty podejścia dynamicznego, a także obalają przestarzałe, stereotypowe poglądy na temat psychoterapii dynamicznej. dr Kenneth N. Levy, Department of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University Autorzy łączą tradycyjne strategie psychodynamiczne z najnowszymi ustaleniami w tej dziedzinie. Poszczególne rozdziały zawierają przykłady kliniczne będące ilustracją strategii i technik. Opracowanie to łączy psychoterapię z terapią par i rodzin, psychologią pozytywną i leczeniem psychofarmakologicznym. Gorąco polecam tę książkę klinicystom i studentom, którzy chcą poznać najnowsze osiągnięcia w terapii psychodynamicznej. dr n. med. Aaron T. Beck, emerytowany profesor psychiatrii, Wydział Medyczny Uniwersytetu Pensylwanii Ten zajmujący przewodnik - przedstawiający pragmatyczną, opartą na dowodach metodę prowadzenia terapii psychodynamicznej - jest mocno osadzony we współczesnej praktyce klinicznej i badaniach. Odzwierciedla otwarte podejście do nowych zjawisk oddziałujących na technikę terapii dynamicznej, takich jak terapia poznawczo-behawioralna i psychologia pozytywna. Proponuje inne rozumienie najczęstszych problemów, z jakimi zmagają się pacjenci - depresji, obsesyjności, niskiego poczucia własnej wartości, strachu przed porzuceniem, lęku napadowego i traumy - oraz pokazuje, jak należy zorganizować i prowadzić skuteczne interwencje psychodynamiczne. Obszerny materiał kliniczny jest doskonałą ilustracją każdego etapu terapii, począwszy od nawiązania relacji aż do jej zakończenia. Dr n. med. Richard F. Summers ? profesor i kierownik programu szkoleniowego dla rezydentów odbywających specjalizację z psychiatrii na Wydziale Medycznym Uniwersytetu Pensylwanii, wykładowca w Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr Jacques P. Barber ? dziekan Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies na Uniwersytecie Adelphi na Long Island oraz emerytowany profesor psychologii w Zakładzie Psychiatrii na Wydziale Medycznym Uniwersytetu Pensylwanii. Nazwa - Terapia psychodynamiczna Autor - Summers Richard F., Barber Jacques P. Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego Kod ISBN - 9788323337027 Kod EAN - 9788323337027 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2014 Język - polski Format - 15.5x23.0cm Ilość stron - 416 Podatek VAT - 5%

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Almanach Świętokrzyski Tom 1 - Stanisław Nowak - 2840743350

33,67 zł

Almanach Świętokrzyski Tom 1 - Stanisław Nowak

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - 1. Ziemia Świętokrzyska - terra incoqnita" 1.1. Kieleckie kamienie w architekturze " Jerzy Jędrychowski 1.2. Paleontologia świętokrzyska " Michał Poros 1.3. Jaskinie regionu świętokrzyskiego " Andrzej Wąsikowski 1.4. Krzemień świętokrzyski " Paweł Król 2. Ku społeczności świętokrzyskiej 2.1. Rydno - pradziejowa aglomeracja osadnicza - Piotr Kardyś 2.2. Kielecczyzna światową kolebką transportu kołowego" " Rafał Małecki 2.3. Wiślica - urbs famosissima ... murorum altidudine circumspecta " Piotr Kardyś 2.4. Święty Krzyż " znaczenie dla regionu świętokrzyskiego - Andrzej Drogosz 2.5. Rola rodu Odrowążów w zagospodarowaniu regionu świętokrzyskiego " Piotr Kardyś 2.6. "Żelazne" Chlewiska. Rozwój staropolskiego przemysłu górniczo-hutniczego klucza chlewiskiego i jego obraz na tle regionu - Marcin Janakowski 2.7. Stan obecny i perspektywy edycji źródeł do dziejów szlachty województwa sandomierskiego w XVI-XVIII wieku - Jacek Pielas 2.8. Małachowscy. W dziele realizacji idei polskiego Oświecenia 2.8.1. Jacek Małachowski w latach 1764-1793. Przykład życiorysu politycznego przedstawiciela magnaterii ze staropolskiego województwa sandomierskiego " Piotr Olszewski 2.8.2. Miasto Końskie Wielkie - wśród wzorów urbanistycznych epoki polskiego Oświecenia - Stanisław Nowak 2.9. Działalność dobroczynna ziemiaństwa w zakresie indywidualnych inicjatyw środowiskowych w okresie II Rzeczpospolitej na przykładzie pięciu województw centralnych (białostockie, kieleckie, lubelskie, łódzkie i warszawskie) - Katarzyna Jedynak 2.10. Miastotwórcza rola przemysłu na przykładzie Starachowic w okresie PRL - Paweł Kołodziejski 3. Postacie 3.1. Jana Długosza związki z regionem świętokrzyskim na przykładzie Wiślicy - Beata Wojciechowska 3.2. Jan Gotlib Bloch (1836-1902) - Marcin Medyński 3.3. Profesor Stefan Krukowski (1890-1982), badacz Rezerwatu Archeologicznego Rydno - Piotr Kardyś 3.4.Góry Świętokrzyskie poligonem pracy księdza profesora Włodzimierza Sedlaka " Ryszard Sowa Nazwa - Almanach Świętokrzyski Tom 1 Autor - Stanisław Nowak Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Edward Mitek Kod ISBN - 9788364335198 Kod EAN - 9788364335198 Rok wydania - 2016 Język - polski Format - 16.7x23.8 Ilość stron - 288 Podatek VAT - 5%

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Buttoned-Up - 2826902053

27,74 zł

Buttoned-Up Penguin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

London is a centre of cutting-edge fashion - in Buttoned-Up, the creators of 'the best fashion mag out there', Fantastic Man, tell the story of London style through the history of the button-down shirt - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin. It is also available in a boxset. "Taking a seemingly singular point of focus, the top-button-buttoned shirt, [Buttoned-Up] is a sartorial romp along the Ginger Line, looking at the curious fashion phenomenon through the eyes of its greatest exponents, including the Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant, who is pictured like everyone else in the book, buttoned up to the top". (Design Week). "Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city". (Evening Standard). "Exquisitely diverse". (The Times). "Eclectic and broad-minded ...beautifully designed". (Tom Cox, Observer). "A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes. The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book. This is a very pleasing set of books". (A Common Reader blog). "The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves...A multidimensional literary jigsaw". (Londonist). "A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes - some personal, some political and some pictorial ...each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit". (Fabric Magazine). "A collection of beautiful books". (Grazia). Praise for Fantastic Man magazine: "The best fashion mag out there...Fashion-forward, clever, deeply engaged with the fashion world...Fantastic Man is better designed, better photographed and rafts more stylish than the competition. If you buy only one men's fashion magazine, it should be this one". (San Francisco Chronicle). Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom are the creators of Fantastic Man, a formal and intelligent men's fashion magazine that positions itself above the commercial fray with a singular tone and elegant design. In 2010 they launched the female counterpart of Fantastic Man called The Gentlewoman, a modern ladies style journal.

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Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered (3 vol.) - 2822174840

982,00 zł

Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered (3 vol.) TASCHEN

WYDAWNICTWA ALBUMOWE > Architektura > Ogólne

ISBN: 9783822842874 Autor: Taschen     Rok wydania: 2007-10-03 Ilość stron: 1008 Oprawa: twarda Format: 290 x 368 mm Mistrz współczesności Książka Modernism Rediscovered wypełniona urzekającymi zdjęciami pochodzącymi z osobistego archiwum Juliusa Shulmana, przyczyniła się do wydobycia na światło dzienne wielu zapomnianych arcydzieł architektury. Mieszkającego od 1920 r. w Los Angeles fotografika interesowały przede wszystkim budynki handlowe oraz rezydencjonalne. Odkrył on nieznane wcześniej oblicze kalifornijskiego modernizmu. W obszernym, 3-tomowym wydaniu znalazły się fotografie blisko 400 odkryć Schulmana: nie tylko architektura Zachodniego Wybrzeża USA ale też ta z Meksyku, Izraela oraz Hong Kongu. Na jego fotografiach znalazły się realizacje m.in. takich architektów, jak: William Beckett, Craig Ellwood, Albert Frey, Frank Gehry, Bruce Goff, Herb Greene, Philip Johnson, Louis I. Kahn, Raymond Kappe, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard J. Neutra, Pierre Koenig i John Lautner. Każdy projekt i zdjęcie spośród 260 tyś. innych w ciągu 2 lat osobiście wybierał sam wydawca, Benedikt Taschen. Uzupełnieniem jest wstęp pióra krytyka architektury, Owena Edwardsa oraz wywiad przeprowadzony przez Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. Modernism Rediscovered to żywy portret czasów współczesnych Schulmanowi. Zdjęcia tego fotografika stały się nieocenionym narzędziem służącym do portretowania stylu życia z połowy XX wieku, zarówno z południowej Kalifornii, jak i całego świata. Zwraca on uwagę nie tylko na wyjątkowe, konstrukcyjne, funkcjonalne lub designerskie walory budowli, ale również na otoczenie oraz mieszkańców zajmujących te przestrzenie. Dzięki połączeniu wrażliwości z intuicją oraz niezwykłym zmysłem kompozycji Schulman zyskał reputację mistrza gatunku, jaką jest fotografia architektury. Dzięki udostępnieniu przez Shulmana jego osobistego archiwum możemy w pełni podziwiać jej kunszt. The Master of Modern More discoveries from the Julius Shulman vaults TASCHEN's Modernism Rediscovered (2000) brought to light for the first time forgotten architectural masterpieces , drawn from photographer Julius Shulman's personal archives. Paying tribute to residential and commercial buildings that had slipped from public view, Shulman`s stunning photographs uncovered a rarely seen side of California Modernism. This extensive, three-volume follow-up to that remarkable volume brings over 400 more architectural gems into the spotlight. Not just restricted to the West Coast this time, the images were taken all across the United States as well as in Mexico, Israel, and Hong Kong. Each project and photograph in these volumes was personally selected from over 260,000 photographs over a two-year period by publisher Benedikt Taschen , who has enjoyed a close collaboration with the photographer since first publishing Julius Shulman: Architecture and Its Photography (1998). Augmenting the photographs are an introduction by photography critic Owen Edwards , an extensive biography by University of Southern California historian Philip J. Ethington , captions on decorative elements by Los Angeles Modern Auctions founder Peter Loughrey , biographies of key architects, and personal reflections from the photographer himself. Arts writer Hunter Drohojowska-Philp conducted months of interviews with Shulman to construct an informative and lively oral history and portrait of the times . Julius Shulman's photography was instrumental in crafting the image of the midcentury Southern California lifestyle across the United States and around the world. His work keenly identifies the distinctive structural, functional, and design elements of a building, in the context of both its natural surroundings and the people who occupy the spaces. This sensitivity, combined with his intuitive and brilliant sense of composition and timing, has earned him the reputation as a master of the genre. How fortunate we are that Shulman has once again opened his archives so that we may rediscover his photographs of the world's hidden Modernist treasures. Featured Architects and Designers: William Beckett Craig Ellwood  Albert Frey Frank Gehry Bruce Goff Herb Greene Philip Johnson Louis I. Kahn Raymond Kappe Pierre Koenig John Lautner Paul László Le Corbusier Charles Luckman Oscar Niemeyer Richard J. Neutra William L. Pereira Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Raphael Soriano Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Welton Becket Associates Frank Lloyd Wright The artist: A resident of Los Angeles since 1920, Julius Shulman documented modernist architecture in Southern California and across the globe for nearly eight decades. His images of Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 22 (1960) in Los Angeles and Richard J. Neutra's Kaufmann House (1947) in Palm Springs are among the most recognizable and iconic architectural photographs of the 20th century. Shulman's interest in photography developed into a career when he photographed Neutra's Kun Residence in Los Angeles with his Kodak Vestpocket camera in 1936. Neutra admired young Shulman's images and continued to commission his work. Other leading architects of the time followed suit, as did hundreds of magazines, newspapers, and book publishers. Shulman's numerous awards include the Architectural Photography Medal from the American Institute of Architects (1969), a lifetime achievement award from the International Center of Photography in New York (1998), and honorary doctorates from various academic institutions. He died on July 15, 2009 at the age of 98. The authors: Hunter Drohojowska-Philp writes about modern art, design and architecture. She is a regular contributor to Artnews, Artnet, Western Interiors and Design, and the Los Angeles Times and the author of Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe . Owen Edwards has written about photography for 30 years, for the American Photographer, New York Times Magazine, New York magazine, The Village Voice, Saturday Review, Vogue, Smithsonian magazine , and many other publications. Philip J. Ethington is Professor of History and Political Science at the University of Southern California and North American Editor of the journal Urban History . He is currently completing a large-format graphic book and online publication called Ghost Metropolis , Los Angeles, 1542

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Vanity Fair 100 Years - 2845285193

211,10 zł

Vanity Fair 100 Years Abrams

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Vanity Fair 100 Years showcases a century of personality and power, art and commerce, crisis and culture--both highbrow and low. In the sumptuous 384-page coffee table book, the editors of Vanity Fair have created the definitive history of the most talked-about magazine of our day. From its inception in 1913, through the Jazz Age and the Depression, to its reincarnation in the boom-boom Reagan years (after a 47-year hiatus), to the image-saturated Information Age, Vanity Fair has presented the modern era as it has unfolded--using wit, imagination, peerless literary narrative and bold, groundbreaking imagery. The most innovative voices in popular culture are all compiled within these pages (from Robert Benchley, Jacques Cocteau and Dorothy Parker, to William Styron, Christopher Hitchens and Dominick Dunne) along with the greatest magazine illustrators, artists and photographers of all time--most notably Edward Steichen and Annie Leibovitz, who, through Vanity Fair, virtually invented the modern celebrity portrait. Writers Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger contribute an essay on the incomparable Frank Crowninshield and the birth of the Jazz Age Vanity Fair, Jim Windolf chronicles the magazine's rebirth in 1983, and Frank DiGiacomo gives the history of the glamorous Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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About Edgar Allan Poe's - 'The Masque of Red Death' - 2826924699

111,13 zł

About Edgar Allan Poe's - 'The Masque of Red Death' GRIN Verlag

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3 (A), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (American Studies), course: Edgar Allan Poe, 21 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: small print , abstract: The Masque of the Red Death first appeared in May 1842 in Graham s Magazine. It is generally grouped together with three other of Poe s stories, namely King Pest , which first appeared in the Southern Literary Messenger in September 1835, The Cask of Amontillado , published in Godey s Magazine and Lady s Book 33 in 1846, and Hop-Frog , published in The Flag of Our Union in 1849. Since all these stories take place dur-ing the carnival season, they are called The Masquerades . §In her book The Life and Works of Edgar Allan Poe. A Psycho-Analytic Interpretation , Marie Bonaparte takes a Freudian approach to Poe s stories, Sigmund Freud himself wrote the preface, and claims that all the above tales are connected to Poe s father com-plex [Bonaparte; 507]. In her interpretation of The Masque of the Red Death , the figure of the Red Death is an incorporation of the father who returns to punish the son.§This is just one reading of the story. Much has been published about The Masque of the Red Death , one of Poe s most read tales. Scholars have tried to find its roots, like Burton R. Pollin, who assumes that Poe used his own Shadow A Parable as a source for The Masque of the Red Death . Others attempted to compare the story of Prince Prospero and his followers to other great works of art, for example Christopher Brown, who saw parallels between The Masque of the Red Death and Henry James s The Portrait of a Lady. A lot of research has also been done on the narrator of the tale I will only elabo-rate on the most plausible theories on who it is that is telling this tale. Equally important, The Masque of the Red Death is said to contain one of the most exact definitions of the grotesque in the literary sense.§Finally, as almost all of Poe s tales, The Masque of the Red Death , too, contains an in-credible amount of symbolism. Everything from the significance of blood over the impor-tance of the number seven in mysticism to the meaning of colors can be traced in this tale, which must also be read as an allegory and a memento mori.

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Norman Mailer/Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe - 2822174771

230,00 zł

Norman Mailer/Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe TASCHEN

WYDAWNICTWA ALBUMOWE > Fotografia > Tematyczna > Artystyczna

ISBN: 9783836530088 Autor: Mailer Norman, Stern Bert     Rok wydania: 2012-09-15 Ilość stron: 276 Oprawa: twarda Format: 270 x 326 mm   Three legends Monroe by Mailer and Stern

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Norman Mailer/Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe [edycja limitowana] - 2822174772

3211,00 zł

Norman Mailer/Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe [edycja limitowana] TASCHEN

WYDAWNICTWA ALBUMOWE > Fotografia > Tematyczna > Artystyczna

ISBN: 9783836511858 Autor: Mailer Norman, Stern Bert     Rok wydania: 2011-10-31 Ilość stron: 278 Oprawa: twarda Format: 365 x 440 mm Three legends Monroe by Mailer and Stern TASCHEN has paired Mailer's original text (his 1973 biography Marilyn ) with Bert Stern's extraordinary photographs

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Torba prezentowa KR 730-1-4L [12 szt.] - 2846491522

6,41 zł

Torba prezentowa KR 730-1-4L [12 szt.]

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Sprzedawane w opakowaniu po 12 sztuk. W opakowaniu różne wzory. Nazwa - Torba prezentowa KR 730-1-4L [12 szt.] Kod EAN - 5901924572176 Wydawca - WKX Podatek VAT - 23%

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Philippe Parreno - Drift - 2826758760

26,63 zł

Philippe Parreno - Drift Penguin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Artist and filmmaker, Philippe Parreno, who created the documentary, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, takes us in Drift on a unique voyage through London - a journey without the typical purposes of a journey, an artistic, psychogeographical path - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin. It is also available in a boxset. "Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city". (Evening Standard). "Exquisitely diverse". (The Times). "Eclectic and broad-minded ...beautifully designed". (Tom Cox, Observer). "A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes. The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book. This is a very pleasing set of books". (A Common Reader blog). "The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves...A multidimensional literary jigsaw". (Londonist). "A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes - some personal, some political and some pictorial ...each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit". (Fabric Magazine). "A collection of beautiful books". (Grazia). Praise for Philippe Parreno's work: "Exceptional ...a small masterpiece". (Laura Cumming, Guardian). "One of France's hottest commodities. An artist with an almost chameleon-like approach to his medium, he can switch from film-maker to sculptor to storyteller to producer with the kind of dexterity that defies categorisation". (Guardian). Philippe Parreno is an Algerian artist and filmmaker who has had shows in major art galleries around the world and is considered the finest writer among artists by curators such as Hans Ulrich Obrist. Based in Paris, his documentary film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait was released in 2006. He has exhibited in MoMA, Tate Modern and the Guggenheim, among others.

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Age of Earthquakes - 2826852391

68,56 zł

Age of Earthquakes Penguin Books Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Welcome to The Age of Earthquakes - a unique artistic and literary collaboration between Douglas Coupland, Shumon Basar and Hans Ulrich Obrist Human experience - love, money, belief, progress, politics, time - doesn't look or feel the way it used to. Wonder why? Because you are the last generation that will die. Combining quick hits of images and ideas, stark statistics and scary slogans, The Age of Earthquakes tours the world that's left behind as the world we knew melts away. A book of perceptions set in our 'extreme present', it's a new history of the world, a portrait of our digital era in a relentlessly paper form. Because we haven't just changed our brains these past few years. We've changed the structure of the planet. Since 1991, Douglas Coupland has written thirteen novels published in most languages. He has written and performed for England's Royal Shakespeare Company and is a regular columnist with the Financial Times. He began a visual art practice in 2000, and his first museum retrospective opens in summer 2014 at the Vancouver Art Gallery and travels to Munich's Villa Stuck for the summer of 2015. Shumon Basar is a writer. He's the author of Do You Often Confuse Love with Success and with Fame? and some of his (co)edited books include Translated By, Cities from Zero and Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Volume 2. He's Editor-at-Large at Tank magazine, Contributing Editor at Bidoun magazine, director of Format at the AA School, London and Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai, where his novel World!World!World! is set. Hans Ulrich Obrist is a curator and writer. Since 2006 he has been co-director of the Serpentine Gallery, London. His previous books include Ai Wei Wei Speaks, written with Ai Wei Wei, and Ways of Curating, published by Allen Lane. He is widely considered one of the most influential contemporary curators in the world.

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Mencken - 2212836329

97,10 zł

Mencken Oxford University Press

Inne 1

People whose opinions I respect have told me, usually with a certain amount of resignation, that culture war is the default state of American politics. The decades of New Deal liberalism, they explain, were not the epochal realignment they appeared to be at the time but merely a temporary armistice in the apparently endless and virtually pointless struggle over manners and morals. What's more, the resumption of cultural hostilities in recent years is just the country's inevitable return to doing what comes naturally. We have simply picked up where we left off in 1929, the theory goes, when other matters distracted us from our habitual preoccupation with the theory of evolution and the scandalous habits of the young. Perhaps this is what explains the publication of the third comprehensive biography of H.L. Mencken in 11 years. If we are truly doomed to fight and refight the culture wars on into the future, then Mencken -- that scoffing, pugnacious enemy of the sacred -- is exactly the critic whose life and views we ought to be remembering. An unbelievably prolific journalist and magazine editor who lived in Baltimore his entire life, Mencken so mocked and punctured the genteel mentality of the Victorians during his heyday (roughly, 1919-30) that it might be said he single-handedly ushered American letters into the 20th century. In the American Mercury, the magazine he co-founded in 1924, Mencken blasted the hyper-patriots, he laughed at the evangelicals, he shamed the racists, he baited the Babbittry, and he did all of it in a swaggering, sarcastic and yet elegant prose style that remains -- or ought to remain, anyway -- the model for every columnist, critic and blog-militant in this famously polarized age. The great man's contemporary relevance, however, is not a point raised by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, the author of this new Mencken biography (she also edited a 1991 collection of his newspaper stories). In fact, the only one of the recent biographers really to press the notion that Mencken is a figure whose time has come (or, more accurately, returned) is Terry Teachout, author of The Skeptic (2002), which asserted that Mencken was politically conservative and that conservatives are in the ascendancy today. The particular species of conservatism that now holds the nation in its grasp, however, owes few debts to Mencken. The man was no fan of what we now call the "red states." On the contrary: He savagely derided the same backwoods civilization that so many conservative writers now embrace in order to establish their regular-guy bona fides. Mencken revered science and lambasted religion; his favorite put-downs, usually applied to the inhabitants of deepest Arkansas or Tennessee, were words like "moron," "idiot" and "yokel." His conservatism was that of Nietzsche, not George Wallace, and one can only speculate wistfully about the kind of destruction he would have visited on such excreta as the Left Behind novels or "The O'Reilly Factor." The immediate problem facing the biographer of Mencken is, ironically, the same quality that makes Mencken such a worthwhile subject: his peerless prose. Any study of the author is bound to disappoint when his own words are cited and the reader suddenly feels the galvanic force of the great man's writing -- and, by comparison, the weakness of the biographer's own abilities. Biographies that focus on the development of Mencken's ideas suffer from this problem even when they are well-written. (They suffer also from the inevitable realization that Mencken's ideas, as opposed to his verbal style, simply do not stand up after 70 years.) Rodgers circumvents this difficulty altogether by giving us Mencken the man, in impressive and often fantastic detail, while keeping the author's writing and ideas largely in the background. Every lead is chased down: The reader learns about what Mencken drank while in Germany during World War I, the testimony he gave in a censorship case in the 1940s, how much affection this person or that felt for him, and, over and over again, the intimate details of his love life. It is a solid and well-researched work, built on dozens of interviews in addition to heroic feats of archival digging. Mencken emerges here as a very different figure from the one we thought we knew from his cranky "Prejudices" books or the sarcastic items he wrote for the American Mercury in its golden age. Rodgers's Mencken is a decent fellow: lovable and almost always in the right. The author's thoroughgoing identification with her subject allows her to create a vivid portrait, but it also makes it difficult for her to show us how shattering Mencken's commentary could be in the early 1920s -- how alien and perverse it seemed to the "100 percent Americans" of those days -- and how monotonous, unfunny and irrelevant it became in the '30s. Any biography of Mencken, though, is ultimately no more than a supplement to the man's own works. Let us hope that this comprehensive study of Mencken's life introduces a new generation of readers to this enemy of falsehood and destroyer of pretense, this man whose response to the absurdity of the culture wars was laughter.

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Playboy Box - 2826671303

533,00 zł

Playboy Box TASCHEN

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This title deals with the life and times of Hugh M. Hefner. This is an illustrated autobiography with highlights from Playboy's first 25 years. Hugh M. Hefner presents an illustrated autobiography with chronological highlights from Playboy's first 25 years. His personal life and career - from cartoon-drawing childhood to astonishing success with Playboy - are revealed in the most intimate portrait ever. Released on the 60th anniversary of the magazine, this sumptuous six-volume anthology celebrates the decadence, sophistication and wit of the original men's magazine and its creator. Hugh Hefner's Playboy highlights the extraordinary years from 1953 to 1979, with a selection of each era's spiciest centerfolds and writing by literary icons Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac and Ray Bradbury, as well as some of the most important Playboy interviews, including Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Richard Nixon, and Roman Polanski. A wealth of never-before-seen ephemera from Hefner's personal archives includes original artwork, cartoons and correspondence, and a long autobiographical text about his youth, military service, early career as a cartoonist, numerous girlfriends and eventual success with Playboy. A vast selection of personal photos - many previously unseen - include behind-the-scenes shots from the Playboy Mansion, Playboy Clubs, and the Big Bunny jet. This is the definitive history of Playboy and its legendary founder.

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Kerry Howley - Thrown - 2846356299

80,04 zł

Kerry Howley - Thrown Hamish Hamilton Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Thrown is Kerry Howley's knock-out debut and a unique journey into the world of Mixed Martial Arts fighting. In this darkly funny work of literary reportage, narrated by an excitable, semi-fictionalized graduate student named Kit, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters - one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they starve themselves, break bones, fail their families and form new ones in the quest to rise from remote Midwestern fairgrounds to packed Vegas arenas. With penetrating intelligence and wry humor, Howley exposes the profundities and absurdities of this American subculture. "The most fascinating book I've read this year. The precision of Howley's prose reminds me of Joan Didion or David Foster Wallace." (Time). "A poetic portrait of a bloody American subculture." (O, The Oprah Magazine). "The fight book of our generation has landed...a fantastic debut." (The Week). "Compulsively readable." (The New York Times). Kerry Howley's essays, reviews, and reportage have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Vice. com, and frequently in Bookforum. Her short story 'Pretty Citadel' was published in The Paris Review in Fall of 2011. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was admitted as an Arts Fellow and subsequently served as the 2012 Provost's Visiting Writer in Nonfiction. Howley teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where she resides with a husband, son, and vizsla.

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Cry of the Sloth - 2844860929

46,24 zł

Cry of the Sloth PHOENIX

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Surviving on a diet of fried Spam and vodka, Andrew Whittaker is the editor of a small and slightly dingy literary magazine - SOAP: A JOURNAL OF THE ARTS. Through this journal, he hopes to fan the flames of literary excellence, publishing such debuts as THE TOILETS OF ANNAPURNA and the intriguing mirror poetry of Miriam Wildercamp. But life is not simple. His tenants are tiring of their blocked drains and killer-mice, his ex-wife wants money, and he is pursued by a frustrated Canadian. Having fallen out with the local arts community he decides to set up a literary festival in order to save his failing journal - but will this be Andrew Whittaker's moment of glory or his Waterloo? THE CRY OF THE SLOTH is the brilliantly funny yet touching portrait of one of life's underdogs, a dreamer bewildered by the world and his place in it.

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