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Sleepless Nights In The Procrustean Bed

Author : Harlan Ellison
ISBN : 9781497604353
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Harlan Ellison—master essayist, gadfly, literary myth figure, and viewer of dark portent—has been, for the greater part of his life, a burr under the saddle of complacency. In this collection, his former assistant and confidante, Marty Clark, has culled from hundreds of rare and un‐reprinted works to select twenty wide‐ranging essays—nonfiction writings ranging from travelogue to media criticism, literary exploration to personal musing—that demonstrate why the monstre sacre of imaginative literature won the prestigious Silver Pen award from PEN International for his journalistic forays.

The Bed Of Procrustes

Author : Nassim Nicholas Taleb
ISBN : 9780679643685
Genre : Business & Economics
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Bed of Procrustes is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, Antifragile, and Skin in the Game. By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized. With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness. “Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—Financial Times

Horace Wilde

Author : Mary Jeanie Mallary
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The Poets Of America

Author : John Keese
ISBN : HARVARD:32044077695088
Genre : American poetry
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24 7 Late Capitalism And The Ends Of Sleep

Author : Jonathan Crary
ISBN : 9781781680933
Genre : Philosophy
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Capitalism’s colonization of every hour in the day 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep explores some of the ruinous consequences of the expanding non-stop processes of twenty-first-century capitalism. The marketplace now operates through every hour of the clock, pushing us into constant activity and eroding forms of community and political expression, damaging the fabric of everyday life. Jonathan Crary examines how this interminable non-time blurs any separation between an intensified, ubiquitous consumerism and emerging strategies of control and surveillance. He describes the ongoing management of individual attentiveness and the impairment of perception within the compulsory routines of contemporary technological culture. At the same time, he shows that human sleep, as a restorative withdrawal that is intrinsically incompatible with 24/7 capitalism, points to other more formidable and collective refusals of world-destroying patterns of growth and accumulation.

The Tombstone In Israel S Military Cemetery Since 1948

Author : Yossi Katz
ISBN : 9783110309119
Genre : History
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Military cemeteries are one of the most prominent cultural landscapes of Israel. The changes in their appearance largely reflect the main social processes in Israeli society. Until the end of the 1970s, military tombstones and their surroundings were uniform and equal. Only since the 1980s, families of the fallen soldiers started to add personal expressions. The book sheds light on one of the most sensitive issues in Israeli society.

The Planter S Northern Bride

Author : Caroline Lee Hentz
ISBN : HARVARD:32044009748922
Genre : Slavery
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The World And His Wife Or A Person Of Consequence

Author : Rosina Doyle Bulwer- Lytton (baroness.)
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Becoming Insomniac

Author : L. Scrivner
ISBN : 9781137268747
Genre : History
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A study of the history of modern insomnia, this book explores how poets, journalists, and doctors of the Victorian period found themselves in near-universal agreement that modernity and sleep were somehow incompatible. It investigates how psychologists, philosophers and literary artists worked to articulate its causes, and its potential cures.

An Edge In My Voice

Author : Harlan Ellison
ISBN : 9781497604742
Genre : Social Science
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At the beginning of the 1980s, Harlan Ellison agreed to write a regular column for the L.A. Weekly on the condition that they published whatever he wrote with no revisions and no suggestions for rewrites. What resulted was impassioned, persuasive, abusive, and hilarious. Part essay, part conversation, all Ellison—these pieces provide a glimpse into a great mind, at ease in tackling both grand ideas and the minutiae of the day to day. Collected here in An Edge in My Voice, these works also open a window to a decade when a newspaper would accept such a risky venture from such a powerful voice,

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