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Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2854922647

11,15 zł

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23

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Readings in English and American Literature and Culture 2: The Body - 2619309727

23,00 zł

Readings in English and American Literature and Culture 2: The Body Uniwersytet Opolski

HUMANISTYKA

The volume focuses on cultural/ideological/literary constructions and manifestations of the body in British and American literature of the nineteenth and the twentieth century. The authors of the articles share the contention that the body is not a neutral subject of critical investigation, for it involves our existence and shapes human reality. Autorzy artykułów zebranych w tomie The Body skupiają się na kulturowych, ideologicznych i literackich konstrukcjach i manifestacjach cielesności w literaturze anglojęzycznej dziewiętnastego i dwudziestego wieku. Łączy ich przekonanie, że ciało nie jest neutralnym przedmiotem krytycznej analizy, gdyż angażuje i kształtuje każdy wymiar ludzkiego doświadczania. Praca adresowana jest do zarówno do badaczy, jak i studentów literatur i kultur krajów angielskiego obszaru językowego oraz do wszystkich humanistów zainteresowanych problematyką ciała i cielesności. Contents Jacek Gutorow

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Asian American Literary Studies - 2854321555

149,70 zł

Asian American Literary Studies EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This volume presents global perspectives on Asian American literature by accomplished scholars from Germany, Japan, Singapore, Spain, and the US. It covers a diverse range of interdisciplinary topics in contemporary Asian American Studies across a wide spectrum of ethnic groups: Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Vietnamese. Section I probes themes such as the vital role that war plays in the production of Asian American literary works, and the agency of the self in the life writings of Asian American autobiographers. Section II examines the confines of binary oppositions of gender, as well as issues of pan-ethnicity and gender relations. Section III explores the role that performance, film, and language play in the definition of self-identity and in ethnic empowerment. Five intrinsically connected themes run through all sections: gender roles; stereotyping; identity politics; intersections of literature, history, family, and the self; and the impact of wars on Asian American culture and literature. The chapters illuminate each other by discussing ideas and issues that are the enlargements of other, related themes and topics. Key Features * Global perspectives on the literary texts * Interdisciplinary approach to the subject * Contributors' expertise * Up-to-date coverage

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - 2854353487

44,11 zł

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Oxford University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

'The degradations, the wrongs, the vices, that grow out of slavery, are more than I can describe.' Harriet Jacobs was born a slave in the American South and went on to write one of the most extraordinary slave narratives. First published pseudonymously in 1861, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl describes Jacobs's treatment at the hands of her owners, her eventual escape to the North, and her perilous existence evading recapture as a fugitive slave. To save herself from sexual assault and protect her children she is forced to hide for seven years in a tiny attic space, suffering terrible psychological and physical pain. Written to expose the appalling treatment of slaves in the South and the racism of the free North, and to advance the abolitionist cause, Incidents is notable for its careful construction and literary effects. Jacobs's story of self-emancipation and a growing feminist consciousness is the tale of an individual and a searing indictment of slavery's inhumanity. This edition includes the short memoir by Jacobs's brother, John S. Jacobs, 'A True Tale of Slavery'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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G.I. Collector's Guide - 2826671568

229,05 zł

G.I. Collector's Guide HISTOIRE & COLLECTIONS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

After the release of Volume 1, many readers and collectors pointed out several pieces they possessed which were missing from the book. Although including each and every item issued to the American soldier is a near impossible goal, the author started making a list of what should included in a reprint. All chapters from volume 1 have been revised and updated (among others: uniforms, signal and medical equipment) and new sections have been added, including personal equipment, Stateside training, and the life of POWs in German camps. More than 1,000 new artefacts with detailed captions are featured in this completely revised new work. Volume 2 of the G.I. Collector's Guide provides a complete and unequaled source of American ground force documentation for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

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Roaring Nineties - 2212835695

40,80 zł

Roaring Nineties Penguin

Biznes

His previous book revealed the shocking truth about globalization. Now, Joseph Stiglitz blows the whistle on the devastation wrought by the free market mantra in the nineties

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Even This I Get to Experience - 2854360763

77,88 zł

Even This I Get to Experience Penguin US

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"Flat out, one of the best Hollywood memoirs ever written . . . an absolute treasure." - Booklist (starred review)§§In my ninety-plus years I've lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced, created, or developed more than a hundred shows; had nine on the air at the same time; founded the 300,000-member liberal advocacy group People For the American Way; was labeled the "no. 1 enemy of the American family" by Jerry Falwell; made it onto Richard Nixon's "Enemies List"; was presented with the National Medal of Arts by President Clinton; purchased an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and toured it for ten years in all fifty states; blew a fortune in a series of bad investments in failing businesses; and reached a point where I was informed we might even have to sell our home. Having heard that we'd fallen into such dire straits, my son-in-law phoned me and asked how I was feeling. My answer was, "Terrible, of course," but then I added, "But I must be crazy, because despite all that's happened, I keep hearing this inner voice saying, 'Even this I get to experience.'"§§Norman Lear's work is legendary. The renowned creator of such iconic television programs as All in the Family ; Maude ; Good Times ; The Jeffersons ; and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman , Lear remade our television culture from the ground up. At their peak, his programs were viewed by 120 million people a week, with stories that dealt with the most serious issues of the day-racism, poverty, abortion-yet still left audiences howling with laughter. In Even This I Get to Experience , Lear opens up with all the candor, humor, and wisdom to be expected from one of America's greatest living storytellers.§§But TV and politics are only a fraction of the tale. Lear's early years were grounded in the harshness of the Great Depression and further complicated by his parents' vivid personalities. The imprisonment of Lear's father, a believer in the get-rich-quick scheme, colored his son's childhood. During this absence, Lear's mother left her son to live with relatives. Lear's comic gifts were put to good use during this hard time, as they would be decades later during World War II, when Lear produced and staged a variety show for his fellow airmen in addition to flying fifty bombing missions.§§After the war, Lear tried his hand at publicity in New York before setting out for Los Angeles in 1949. A lucky break had a powerful agent in the audience the night Danny Thomas performed a nightclub routine written by Lear, and within days his career in television began. Before long, his work with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (and later Martha Raye and George Gobel) made him the highest-paid comedy writer in the country, and he was spending his summers with the likes of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks. Movies followed, and soon he was making films starring Frank Sinatra, Dick Van Dyke, and Jason Robards. Then came the '70s and Lear's unprecedented string of TV hits.§§Married three times and the father of six children ranging in age from nineteen to sixty-eight, Lear's penetrating look at family life, parenthood, and marriage is a volume in itself. A memoir as touching, funny, and remarkable as any of Lear's countless artistic creations, Even This I Get to Experience is nothing less than a profound gift, endlessly readable and characteristically unforgettable.

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Consolations of Philosophy - 2212839584

45,80 zł

Consolations of Philosophy Penguin

Nauki humanistyczne

Alain de Botton, best-selling author of How Proust can Change Your Life, has set six of the finest minds in the history of philosophy to work on the problems of everyday life. Here then are Socrates, Epicurus, Seneca, Montaigne, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on some of the things that bother us all; lack of money, the pain of love, inadequacy, anxiety, the fear of failure and the pressure to conform.

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Globalization & its Discontents - 2212824606

36,60 zł

Globalization & its Discontents Penguin

Biznes

Our world is changing. Globalization is not working. It is hurting those it was meant to help. And now, the tide is turning

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Mały zbój - Anna Dmytruszyńska - 2836991835

17,44 zł

Mały zbój - Anna Dmytruszyńska

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Niewielka, sympatyczna książeczka dla dzieci cieszyła się ogromnym powodzeniem wśród rodziców na zakończonych właśnie Wrocławskich Promocjach Dobrych Książek. Ten zbiór dwunastu inteligentnych i zabawnych wierszyków, wprowadzających nas do zwariowanego świata dziecięcej wyobraźni, dopełniają jedyne w swoim rodzaju rysunki Kasi Kołodziej, znanej wrocławskiej ilustratorki. Nazwa - Mały zbój Autor - Anna Dmytruszyńska Oprawa - Twarda Wydawca - Ovo Kod ISBN - 9788393570911 Kod EAN - 9788393570911 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2013 Język - polski Format - 19.0x19.0cm Ilość stron - 24 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2013-12-12

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Complete Michael Palin Diaries - 2826724667

191,18 zł

Complete Michael Palin Diaries WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Volume I: THE PYTHON YEARS (1969-1979) Michael Palin's diaries begin when he was newly married and struggling to make a name for himself in the world of television comedy. But Monty Python was just around the corner ...Enjoying an unlikely cult status early on, the Pythons then proceeded to tour the USA and Canada. As their popularity grew, so Palin relates how the group went their separate ways, later to re-form for stage shows and the celebrated films THE HOLY GRAIL and LIFE OF BRIAN. Living through the three-day week and the miners strike, and all the trials of a peripatetic life are also essential ingredients of these perceptive and funny diaries. Volume II: HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD (1980-1988) After a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl, The Pythons made their last performance together in 1983 in the hugely successful MONTY PYTHON'S MEANING OF LIFE. Writing and acting in films and television then took over much of Michael's life, culminating in the smash hit A FISH CALLED WANDA (for which he won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor), and the first of his seven celebrated television journeys for the BBC. He co-produced, wrote and played the lead in THE MISSIONARY opposite Maggie Smith, who also appeared with him in A PRIVATE FUNCTION, written by Alan Bennett. Such was his fame in the US, he was enticed into once again hosting the enormously popular show Saturday Night Live, in one edition of which his mother makes a highly successful surprise guest appearance. He filmed several journeys for television and became chairman of the pressure group, Transport 2000. His family remains a constant as his and Helen's children enter their teens. Volume III: Travelling to Work (1988-1998) TRAVELLING TO WORK is a roller-coaster ride driven by the Palin hallmarks of curiosity and sense of adventure. Michael was not the BBC's first choice for the travel series AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, but after its success, the public naturally wanted more. Palin, however, had other plans. There was his film AMERICAN FRIENDS, a role in Alan Bleasdale's award-winning drama GBH, the staging of his West End play THE WEEKEND, a first novel, HEMINGWAY'S CHAIR, and a lead role in FIERCE CREATURES. He did find time for two more travel series, POLE TO POLE in 1991 and FULL CIRCLE in 1996, and wrote two bestselling books to accompany them. These ten years in different directions offer riches on every page.

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Frank Lloyd Wright - 2826903347

916,87 zł

Frank Lloyd Wright TASCHEN

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

This title presents the Wright stuff. It is the definitive publication on America's greatest architect. The three-volume monograph features all of Wright's designs (numbering approximately 1100), both realized and unrealized. Volume 3 covers the postwar years and the 'living architecture' period. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is widely considered to be the greatest American architect of all time; indeed, his work virtually ushered in the modern era and remains highly influential today. His wide-ranging and paradigm-shifting oeuvre is the subject of Taschen's three-volume monograph that covers all of his designs (numbering approximately 1100), both realized and unrealized. Made in cooperation with the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives in Taliesin, Arizona, this collection leaves no stone unturned in examining and paying tribute to Wright's life and work. From his early Prairie Houses (typified by the Robie House) to the Usonian concept home and progressive 'living architecture' buildings to late projects like the spiral Guggenheim Museum in New York and the development of his fantastic vision of a better tomorrow via his concept of the 'living city', all of the phases of Wright's career are painstakingly described and illustrated herein. Author and preeminent Wright expert Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer highlights the latest research and gives fresh insight into the work, providing new dating for many of the plans and houses. A plethora of personal photos gives readers a feeling of what it was like to work in Frank Lloyd Wright's fellowship, traveling each spring from Taliesin West to the old Taliesin complex in Wisconsin and returning the next fall to spend the winter in sunny Arizona again. Volume 1 is dedicated to the early Chicago years and Prairie Houses, the period which provoked a profound influence on European architects. Volume 2 deals with the work after World War I, beginning with the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and covering Wright's quest to design affordable houses with systematic construction methods and the Usonian concept house, with the forest-sited villa Fallingwater being the dramatic climax. Volume 3 starts after World War II, when Wright's organic 'living architecture' introduced ideas for the use of solar energy and curved open spaces. In addition to the Guggenheim museum, the postwar era also saw extraordinary projects such as Wright's plans for a new Baghdad, his only realized high-rise tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the crystal figure of the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, and an endless row of houses that reached new complexity by floor plans based on hexagons and playing with intersecting angles.

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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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John Henry - 2212841993

205,10 zł

John Henry Oxford University Press

Powieści i opowiadania

Roark Bradford's 1931 novel and 1939 play dealing with the legendary folk-hero John Henry (both titled John Henry) were extremely influential in their own time but have long been unavailable or extremely hard to find. In this unique collection, Steven C.Tracy has joined Bradford's seminal works in a new critical edition to help contextualize both the novel and play, making these vital texts widely available again for scholars of folklore and African American literature. This new volume includes an expansive introduction that explores Bradford's life and work, critical responses to the novel and play, and a survey of John Henry's pervasive influence in folk, literary, and popular culture. It also features a wide array of supplementary materials, including a selected bibliography and discography related to Bradford and John Henry; transcriptions of a number of folksong texts and recordings available during the 1930s; and a chronology of the lives of both Bradford and Henry.As Tracy's introduction makes clear, such a consideration of Bradford--set in the context of writers, both black and white, drawing upon African American folklore and using dialects along with stereotypical and non-stereotypical portrayals--is long overdue.In pairing Bradford's two treatments of the quintessentially American story of John Henry, Tracy has provided the definitive edition of two classic American texts, and in so doing, he provides a welcome opportunity to reflect on the various paths by which African American traditions have infiltrated the cultural mainstream.

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What Really Matters - 2854258741

72,14 zł

What Really Matters Oxford University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In this moving and thought-provoking volume, Arthur Kleinman tells the unsettling stories of a handful of men and women, some of whom have lived through some of the most fundamental transitions of the turbulent twentieth century. Here we meet an American veteran of World War II, tortured by the memory of the atrocities he committed while a soldier in the Pacific. A French-American woman aiding refugees in sub-Saharan Africa, facing the utter chaos of a society where life has become meaningless. A Chinese doctor trying to stay alive during Mao's cultural revolution, discovering that the only values that matter are those that get you beyond the next threat. These individuals found themselves caught in circumstances where those things that matter most to them--their desires, status, relationships, resources, political and religious commitments, life itself--have been challenged by the society around them. Each is caught up in existential moral experiences that define what it means to be human, with an intensity that makes their life narratives arresting. These stories reveal just how malleable moral life is, and just how central danger is to our worlds and our livelihood. Indeed, Kleinman offers in this book a groundbreaking approach to ethics, examining "who we are" through some of the most disturbing issues of our time--war, globalization, poverty, social injustice--all in the context of actual lived moral life. "A fascinating and deeply entertaining book. For me at least, the richness of the book comes mainly from the stories Dr. Kleinman tells--complicated stories that confront life's miseries and renew the cheapened word 'inspiring.'" --Tracy Kidder "In this searingly written book, Arthur Kleinman takes us deep into the contrasting worlds of genuine reality and cultural pretense which he has spent so much of his life exploring. I have rarely read such a powerful portrayal of what Kleinman wonderfully calls 'the quality of anti-heroic everydayness.'" --Jonathan D. Spence

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