El mito de Sísifo
Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Alianza Editorial
La aparición casi simultánea, en 1942, de “El mito de Sísifo” y “El extranjero” reveló al público el talento literario, la sensibilidad ética y la capacidad de reflexión teórica de Albert Camus (1913-1960), para quien narrativa, teatro, ensayo y periodismo fueron medios alternativos para indagar sobre la complejidad, la ambigüedad y la riqueza de la condición humana, así como para plantear y debatir los grandes problemas morales del hombre moderno. “El mito de Sísifo” se compone de cuatro capítulos y un apéndice («La esperanza y lo absurdo en la obra de Franz Kafka») que estudian, desde enfoques cercanos al existencialismo, esa «sensibilidad absurda» tan presente en gran parte del siglo XX.
Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Anaya -Spain
EL MALENTENDIDO es una de las más celebres piezas teatrales de Albert Camus (1913-1960), cuyo talento literario y sensibilidad se centraron siempre en la complejidad, la ambigüedad y la riqueza de la condición humana. Sus obras dramáticas se revelan como un medio especialmente eficaz para desplegar conflictos ideológicos y éticos a través de personajes veraces y situaciones límite. En esta obra, escrita durante la ocupación alemana en Francia, un destino no sólo ciego, sino también voluntariamente cruel, convierte en criminales a seres inocentes. Otras obras de Camus en esta Biblioteca de autor: «El extranjero» (BA 0657), «Los justos» (BA 0658), «Calígula» (BA 0659), «El mito de Sísifo» (BA 0660), «La caída» (BA 0661), «El exilio y el reino» (BA 0662) y «El hombre rebelde» (BA 0664).
Author: Howard Sounes
Publisher: Penguin Canada
When singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse died tragically on July, 23, 2011, at the age of twenty-seven, she joined the infamous 27 Club, whose members include Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain. Howard Sounes, author of Fab and Down the Highway, conducted interviews with more than 180 people, and his research yields new insights into the lives of the members of the 27 Club. Cutting through the record company PR and tabloid gossip to reveal the real Amy Winehouse, and with unprecedented access to friends and family, including Amy’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, and her last boyfriend, Reg Traviss, Sounes reveals striking factors in common among Winehouse and the other artists who died so young. Amy, 27 will be published to coincide with the second anniversary of her death and with the lead-up to the twentieth anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain.
El exilio y el reino
Author: Albert Camus
Publisher: Anaya -Spain
Publicado en el mismo año en que le fue concedido a su autor el Premio Nobel de Literatura (1957), EL EXILIO Y EL REINO reúne seis relatos de Albert Camus (1913-1960) regidos por un mismo propósito ético y estético. La fraternidad humana, la pregunta sobre el sentido de la existencia y la añoranza de un universo moral que sirva de protección frente al nihilismo y la infelicidad constituyen el trasfondo de los diferentes argumentos. Los personajes de los relatos viven diversos tipos de exilio, desde el extrañamiento físico y social («El renegado o un espíritu confuso», «El huésped», «La piedra que crece») hasta ese exilio personal o interior que evidencia mejor lo absurdo de la condición humana («La mujer adúltera», «Los mudos», «Jonas o el artista trabajando»). También en esta Biblioteca de autor: «El extranjero» (BA 0657), «Los justos» (BA 0658), «Calígula» (BA 0659), «El mito de Sísifo» (BA 0660), «La caída» (BA 0661).
Contemporary scholarship tends to view Albert Camus as a modern, but he himself was conscious of the past and called the transition from Hellenism to Christianity "the true and only turning point in history." For Camus, modernity was not fully comprehensible without an examination of the aspirations that were first articulated in antiquity and that later received their clearest expression in Christianity. These aspirations amounted to a fundamental reorientation of human life in politics, religion, science, and philosophy. Understanding the nature and achievement of that reorientation became the central task of Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism. Primarily known through its inclusion in a French omnibus edition, it has remained one of Camus' least-read works, yet it marks his first attempt to understand the relationship between Greek philosophy and Christianity as he charted the movement from the Gospels through Gnosticism and Plotinus to what he calls Augustine's "second revelation" of the Christian faith. Ronald Srigley's translation of this seminal document helps illuminate these aspects of Camus' work. His freestanding English edition exposes readers to an important part of Camus' thought that is often overlooked by those concerned primarily with the book's literary value and supersedes the extant McBride translation by retaining a greater degree of literalness. Srigley has fully annotated Christian Metaphysics to include nearly all of Camus' original citations and has tracked down many poorly identified sources. When Camus cites an ancient primary source, whether in French translation or in the original language, Srigley substitutes a standard English translation in the interest of making his edition accessible to a wider range of readers. His introduction places the text in the context of Camus' better-known later work, explicating its relationship to those mature writings and exploring how its themes were reworked in subsequent books. Arguing that Camus was one of the great critics of modernity through his attempt to disentangle the Greeks from the Christians, Srigley clearly demonstrates the place of Christian Metaphysics in Camus' oeuvre. As the only stand-alone English version of this important work-and a long-overdue critical edition-his fluent translation is an essential benchmark in our understanding of Camus and his place in modern thought.
Author: Catherine Camus
Publisher: Editions Olms
Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, died in a car crash in 1960. He was 46. He left a substantial but unfinished oeuvre of exceptional beauty and power. Writer, journalist, thinker, playwright and producer, Camus was a man of tremendous vitality, a passionate defender of freedom who put his art at the service of human dignity. He fought constantly against oppression and exploitation and set an example that is still worthy today. Using a combination of extracts from his works, photographs and other archive material, some published here for the first time, Camuss daughter Catherine leads us clearly but discreetly through the fascinating life and work of a solitary but universal figure.
Author: Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis
Publisher: Soho Press
The second installment in the bestselling Danish crime series starring Red Cross nurse Nina Borg, following Fall 2011's New York Times–bestselling The Boy in the Suitcase In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital in northern Hungary, two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for old supplies or weapons to sell on the black market when they stumble upon something more valuable than they ever could have anticipated. The resulting chain of events threatens to blow the lives of a frightening number of people. Meanwhile, in Denmark, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg puts her life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of Hungarian Gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. What are they hiding, and what is making them so sick? Nina is about to learn how high the stakes are among the desperate and the deadly. From the Hardcover edition.
The Perpetual Orgy
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Perpetual Orgy is Mario Vargas Llosa's brilliant analysis of Gustav Flaubert's masterpiece Madame Bovary. In this remarkable book, "we not only enjoy a dazzling explication, but experience a master discoursing at the top of his form on the craft of the novel" (Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe). It is a tribute to The Perpetual Orgy that it sends the reader back to Flaubert's work with renewed interest.
Asian Cultural Studies or Cultural Studies in Asia is a new and burgeoning field, and the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Journal is at its cutting edge. Committed to bringing Asian Cultural Studies scholarship to the international English speaking world and constantly challenging existing conceptions of cultural studies, the journal has emerged as the leading publication in Cultural Studies in Asia. The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Reader brings together the best of the ground breaking papers published in the journal and includes a new introduction by the editors, Chen Kuan-Hsing and Chua Beng Huat. Essays are grouped in thematic sections, including issues which are important across the region, such as State violence and social movements and work produced by IACS sub-groups, such as feminism, queer studies, cinema studies and popular culture studies. The Reader provides useful alternative case studies and challenging perspectives, which will be invaluable for both students and scholars in media and cultural studies.
Living Knowledge in West African Islam examines the actualization of religious identity in the Muslim community of Ibrāhīm Niasse (d. 1975, Senegal). The realization of Islam was achieved through the enduring West African practice of learning in the physical presence of exemplary masters.
Author: Harlan Ellison
Anthologies seldom make history, but Dangerous Visions is a grand exception. Harlan Ellison's 1967 collection of science fiction stories set an almost impossibly high standard, as more than a half dozen of its stories won major awards - not surpising with a contributor list that reads like a who's who of 20th-century SF: Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, Brian Aldiss, Roger Zelazny, Philip José Farmer, Fritz Leiber, Larry Niven and Robert Silverberg. Unavailable for 15 years, this huge anthology now returns to print, as relevant now as when it was first published.
Francis Steegmuller's beautifully executed double portrait of Madame Bovary and her maker is a remarkable and unusual biographical study, a sensitive and detailed account of how an unpromising young man turns himself into one of the world's greatest novelists. Steegmuller starts with the young Flaubert, prone to mysterious fits, hypochondriacal, at odds with and yet dependent on his bourgeois family. Then, drawing on Flaubert's voluminous correspondence, Steegmuller tracks his subject through friendships and love affairs, a trip to the Orient, nervous breakdown and tenuous recovery, and finally into the study, where a mind at once restless and jaded finds a focus in the precisely detailed reality of an imagined woman, utterly ordinary in her unhappiness, whose story was to revolutionize literature.
The Collected Stories
Author: Grace Paley
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived. The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
The Spanish Inquisition
Author: Joseph Pérez
Publisher: Yale University Press
A new history of the Spanish Inquisition--a terrifying battle for a unified faith.
Author: Tom Burns
Decades after his death, the figure of Erving Goffman (1922-82) continues to fascinate. Perhaps the best-known sociologist of the second half of the twentieth century, Goffman was an unquestionably significant thinker whose reputation extended well beyond his parent discipline. A host of concepts irrevocably linked to Goffman's name - such as 'presentation of self', 'total institutions', 'stigma', 'impression management' and 'passing' - are now staples in a wide range of academic discourses and are slipping into common usage. Goffman's writings uncover a previously unnoticed pattern in the minutiae of everyday interaction. Readers are often shocked when they recognize themselves in his shrewd analyses of errors and common predicaments. This superb study, written by one of the most respected sociologists at work today, is an indispensible guide to the sociology of Erving Goffman. This book offers a compact guide to Goffman’s key ideas and the debates they have engendered, and incorporates understandings generated by recent Goffman scholarship.