Ornament And The Grotesque

Cuba and the Tempest: Literature and Cinema in the Time of Diaspora (Envisioning Cuba)

Cuba and the Tempest: Literature and Cinema in the Time of Diaspora (Envisioning Cuba)
Eduardo Gonzclez | ISBN: 0807830151 | PDF | 264 pages | 2006 | 6 MB

In a unique analysis of Cuban literature inside and outside the country's borders, Eduardo Gonzalez looks closely at the work of three of the most important contemporary Cuban authors to write in the post-1959 diaspora: Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929@-2005), who left Cuba for good in 1965 and established himself in London; Antonio Benitez-Rojo (1931@-2005), who settled in the United States; and Leonardo Padura Fuentes (b. 1955), who still lives and writes in Cuba.

Through the positive experiences of exile and wandering that appear in their work, these three writers exhibit what Gonzalez calls "Romantic authorship," a deep connection to the Romantic spirit of irony and complex sublimity crafted in literature by Lord Byron, Thomas De Quincey, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In Gonzalez's view, a writer becomes a belated Romantic by dint of exile adopted creatively with comic or tragic irony.

The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia And The Ghosts Of The Past  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Dec. 16, 2017
The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia And The Ghosts Of The Past

The Long Hangover: Putin's New Russia And The Ghosts Of The Past by Shaun Walker
English | December 1, 2017 | ISBN: 0190659246 | PDF | 288 pages | 2.1 MB
The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 by Richard White
English | August 4th, 2017 | ASIN: B0744N8LFW, ISBN: 0199735816 | 963 Pages | AZW3 | 8.93 MB

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded Age as the seedbed of modern America.

Raised under Stalin: Young Communists and the Defense of Socialism  eBooks & eLearning

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Raised under Stalin: Young Communists and the Defense of Socialism

Raised under Stalin: Young Communists and the Defense of Socialism by Seth Bernstein
2017 | ISBN: 1501709887 | English | 268 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Inside Chanakya's Mind: Aanvikshiki and the Art of the Thinking  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Dec. 15, 2017
Inside Chanakya's Mind: Aanvikshiki and the Art of the Thinking

Inside Chanakya's Mind: Aanvikshiki and the Art of the Thinking by Radhakrishnan Pillai
2016 | ISBN: 0143427539 | English | 288 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
Everyday Products in the Middle Ages: Crafts, Consumption and the individual in Northern Europe c. AD 800-1600

Everyday Products in the Middle Ages: Crafts, Consumption and the individual in Northern Europe c. AD 800-1600 by Gitte Hansen,‎ Steven Ashby,‎ Irene Baug
2015 | ISBN: 1782978054 | English | 352 pages | PDF | 58 MB

The Battle for China's Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution  eBooks & eLearning

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The Battle for China's Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution

The Battle for China's Past: Mao and the Cultural Revolution by Mobo Gao
English | March 13, 2015 (2008) | ISBN: 0745327818, 074532780X, ASIN: B00V50U40K | AZW3 | 288 pages | 1 MB

American Aristocrats: A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism  eBooks & eLearning

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American Aristocrats: A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism

American Aristocrats: A Family, a Fortune, and the Making of American Capitalism by Harry S. Stout
English | November 21, 2017 | ISBN: 0465098983 | EPUB | 432 pages | 3 MB

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education  eBooks & eLearning

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Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education by Nathan D. Grawe
English | November 15, 2017 | ISBN: 1421424134 | PDF | 192 pages | 18.9 MB

Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain  eBooks & eLearning

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Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain

Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain by Marcos Nadal, Joseph P. Huston, Francisco Mora, Luigi F. Agnati, Camilo José Cela Conde
English | September 1st, 2015 | ISBN: 0199670005, 9780199670000 | 567 Pages | True PDF | 79.44 MB

Humans have engaged in artistic and aesthetic activities since the appearance of our species. Our ancestors have decorated their bodies, tools, and utensils for over 100,000 years. The expression of meaning using color, line, sound, rhythm, or movement, among other means, constitutes a fundamental aspect of our species' biological and cultural heritage. Art and aesthetics, therefore, contribute to our species identity and distinguish it from its living and extinct relatives.