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Close To Home

Author : Alice Pung
ISBN : 9781743820582
Genre : Literary Collections
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A brilliant collection from one of Australia's leading writers Close to Home brings together Alice Pung’s most loved writing, on topics such as migration, family, art, belonging and identity. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice at her best – an irresistible pleasure for fans and new readers alike. In 2006, Alice Pung published Unpolished Gem, her award-winning memoir of growing up Chinese-Australian in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Since then, she has written on everything from the role of grandparents to the corrosive effects of racism; from the importance of literature to the legacy of her parents’ migration from Cambodia as asylum seekers. In all of this, a central idea is home: how the places we live and the connections we form shape who we become, and what homecoming can mean to those who build their lives in Australia. ‘Most people have an idea of home as a place of comfort and safety. But it is more than that. Your home is a place where your suffering can take shelter.’ —Alice Pung ‘A beautiful book brimming with rich thoughts and intimate details ... Pung’s writing celebrates who we are, where we’ve come from and the shape of things to come. ★★★★★.’ —The AU Review ‘A warm, wide-ranging selection ... Pung’s writing is crisp and colourful.’ —The Age ‘Mixes vivid personal stories with a sharply nuanced examination of Australia’s knotty, turbulent race history.’ —The Weekend Australian ‘Alice Pung is a gem. Her voice is the real thing.’ —Amy Tan

Selected Writings

Author : Phil Bauer
ISBN : 1475960131
Genre : Literary Collections
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This book reflects the varied interests of the author, a retired software engineer. The book contains family history, poetry, and essays on science, government, and philosophy. The essays on science warn the public against romanticizing space exploration, and yet propose that the government help finance a project to make hydrogen the fuel of the future. The essay regarding the Social Security Trust Fund will surely find non-favor with conservatives. When one considers the scientific background of the author he has a degree from MIT -- perhaps the most unusual aspect of the book is the essay which gives a historical summary of how Western philosophers have analyzed mankinds ability to have ideas or concepts.

Selected Writings In Art Criticism 1967 1992

Author : Adrian Piper
ISBN : 0262661535
Genre : Art
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"Out of Order, Out of Sight is an artistic and intellectual autobiography and ... commentary on mainstream art, art criticism, and American culture of the last twenty-five years"--Cover.

Written Into The Void

Author : Peter Eisenman
ISBN : 0300111118
Genre : History
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A prominent practitioner, an influential theorist, and an esteemed educator, the architect Peter Eisenman today stands at the center of architectural discourse and debate. This book, a companion volume to Eisenman Inside Out: Selected Writings, 1963–1988, gathers a generous selection of his later writings. In these texts Eisenman undertakes theoretical analyses, close readings of his own works, and innovative assessments of the designs and writings of other architects and critics. In a major introduction to the volume, Jeffrey Kipnis looks closely at Eisenman’s approach toward language and writing, a practice in which architecture itself becomes a form of written theory, as well as at his context within a critical canon that includes Jacques Derrida and Rosalind Krauss. Presenting the range of Eisenman’s important contributions to architectural theory, this collection of nineteen essays provides insight into the architect’s own understandings and methodologies and offers provocative challenges for his readers.

When We Deal With Children Selected Writings

Author : Fritz Redl
ISBN : 9780029258804
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Fortunate Tiger And Other Close Encounters

Author : Jim Corbett
ISBN : 938575548X
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The Fortunate Tiger and Other Close Encounters selects the most thrilling adventures of Jim Corbett of Kumaon, legendary hunter and author. Corbett, who bagged his first leopard at ten, with a rifle won in a marksmanship competition, ranged far and wide across Kumaon and Garhwal for much of his life, rescuing villages terrorized by man-eating felines. And, in the stories of his exploits-'The Fortunate Tiger', which seemed to enjoy divine protection from his bullets; 'The Man- eating Tigress of Chowgarh', who stalked Corbett even as he went looking for her; 'The Talla Des Killer', which he was forced to track while nursing a burst eardrum; and 'The Final Man-eater' of Corbett's career, a tigress which he lured and shot using himself as bait-Corbett gives us some of the greatest shikar tales ever told. Nature and adventure writing at its very best, The Fortunate Tiger and Other Close Encounters is a classic for all time.

Discourses And Selected Writings

Author : Epictetus
ISBN : 9780141917481
Genre : Philosophy
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Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

Selected Writings On Chariots And Other Early Vehicles Riding And Harness

Author : Mary Aiken Littauer
ISBN : 9004117997
Genre : History
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This collection of papers is primarily concerned with wheeled transport in antiquity. They shed much light on the construction of the vehicles, the ways their draught animals were harnessed and controlled, and on the uses to which the equipages were put. Ridden animals also feature in this collection of papers.

Visions Of Excess

Author : Georges Bataille
ISBN : 0816612838
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the publication of Visions of Excess in 1985, there has been an explosion of interest in the work of Georges Bataille. The French surrealist continues to be important for his groundbreaking focus on the visceral, the erotic, and the relation of society to the primeval. This collection of prewar writings remains the volume in which Batailles’s positions are most clearly, forcefully, and obsessively put forward.This book challenges the notion of a “closed economy” predicated on utility, production, and rational consumption, and develops an alternative theory that takes into account the human tendency to lose, destroy, and waste. This collection is indispensible for an understanding of the future as well as the past of current critical theory.Georges Bataille (1897-1962), a librarian by profession, was founder of the French review Critique. He is the author of several books, including Story of the Eye, The Accused Share, Erotism, and The Absence of Myth.

The Collected Works Of Chogyam Trungpa Volume Six

Author : Chogyam Trungpa
ISBN : 0834821559
Genre : Religion
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The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism—the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series. Volume Six contains advanced teachings on the nature of mind and tantric experiences. Chögyam Trungpa's commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains what this classic text teaches about human psychology. Transcending Madness presents a unique view of the Tibetan concept of bardo. Orderly Chaos explains the inner meaning of the mandala. Secret Beyond Thought presents teachings on the five chakras and the four karmas. Glimpses of Space consists of two seminars: "The Feminine Principle" and "Evam." In the article "Femininity," the author presents a playful look at the role of feminine energy in Buddhist teachings. "The Bardo," based on teachings given in England in the 1960s, has not been available in published form for many years.

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