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Download E-books Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect PDF

By Bill Maher

WITH invoice MAHER, ITS by no means POLITICS AS USUAL!

Conservatives comprehend what they wish they usually always remember it. aside from the time Reagan went to the Vietnam Memorial and shouted, Gorbachev, tear down this wall!

Heidi Fleiss and Dr. Kevorkian [are] visionaries of yankee social lifestyles, the queen and king of coming and going.

The Packwood diaries has to be beautiful racy, simply because most people who learn them it sounds as if can't wait to resolve the following web page. Which, in fact, was once Packwoods challenge, too.

"Politically unsuitable is sort of single-handedly reviving political satire. . . . [It] has pulled off the infrequent trick of being irreverent with out being irrelevant."
The long island Times

"A humorous selection of jibes, jokes and tidbits from his hilarious late-night show."
Playboy

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Download E-books Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013 PDF

By Noam Chomsky

In this selection of essays from 1969 to 2013, many in e-book shape for the 1st time, Noam Chomsky examines the character of kingdom energy, from the ideologies riding the chilly battle to the warfare on Terror, and reintroduces the ethical and felony questions that each one too frequently pass unheeded. With unrelenting good judgment, he holds the arguments of empire as much as serious exam and shatters the myths of these who shield the ability and privilege of the few opposed to the pursuits and wishes of the numerous. An creation by means of Marcus Raskin contextualizes Chomsky's position between essentially the most influential thinkers of contemporary history.

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Download E-books Hacking Europe: From Computer Cultures to Demoscenes (History of Computing) PDF

Hacking Europe lines the consumer practices of reducing video games in Warsaw, hacking software program in Athens, growing chaos in Hamburg, generating demos in Turku, and partying with computing in Zagreb and Amsterdam. targeting a number of ecu nations on the finish of the chilly battle, the e-book indicates the electronic improvement was once no longer an solely American affair. neighborhood hacker groups appropriated the pc and cast new cultures round it just like the hackers in Yugoslavia, Poland and Finland, who confirmed off their tips and developing specified “demoscenes.” jointly the essays replicate a various palette of cultural practices wherein eu clients domesticated desktop applied sciences. every one bankruptcy explores the mediating actors instrumental in introducing and spreading the cultures of computing round Europe. extra ordinarily, the “ludological” element--the function of mischief, humor, and play--discussed right here as the most important for research of hacker tradition, opens new vistas for the learn of the background of technology.

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Download E-books The Essential Keynes PDF

By John Maynard Keynes

The crucial writings of the twentieth century’s such a lot influential economist, gathered in a single volume

this present day, John Maynard Keynes is healthier remembered for his pioneering improvement of macroeconomics, and for his advocacy of lively monetary and fiscal govt coverage. This uniquely complete collection of his paintings, edited by way of Keynes’s award-winning biographer Robert Skidelsky, aims to make his paintings extra available to either scholars of economics and the final reader. All of Keynes’s significant monetary paintings is incorporated, but the choice is going past natural economics. the following too are Keynes’s crucial writings on philosophy, social conception and coverage, and his futurist imaginative and prescient of a global with out paintings. As Robert Skidelsky writes in his advent: “People speak of the necessity for a brand new Keynes. however the outdated Keynes nonetheless has superlative knowledge to provide for a brand new age.”

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes through exceptional students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books The Best of Frank O'Connor PDF

By Frank O'Connor

 

The so much beneficiant one-volume assortment ever released of brief tales, autobiographical writings,poetry, and essays by way of the author Yeats referred to as “Ireland’s Chekhov.”

 

Selected and organized thematically by means of Julian Barnes, the wealthy mixture of writings in The better of Frank O’Connor starts off along with his most famed brief tale, “Guests of the Nation,” set throughout the Irish struggle of Independence; chronicles his formative years with an alcoholic father and protecting mom; and strains his literary impacts in wonderful essays on Joyce and Yeats. O’Connor’s splendidly polyphonic stories of relations, friendship, and contention are set beside those who deliver to lifestyles forgotten souls at the fringes of society. O’Connor’s writings approximately eire vividly evoke the land he known as domestic, whereas different tales probe the hardships and rewards of Irish emigration. eventually, we see O’Connor grappling, in either fiction and memoir, with the biggest questions of faith and belief.

 

The better of Frank O’Connor is a literary monument to a very nice writer.

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Download E-books Borges y México PDF

México prácticamente se le atravesó a Jorge Luis Borges: l. a. Biblioteca Nacional, que dirigió tantos años, estaba ubicada en los angeles calle bonaerense que lleva el nombre de nuestro país. En su infancia se corridoró con La conquista de México de William Prescott, que fue una de sus primeras lecturas. Ya de joven admiró al poeta mexicano Ramón López Velarde y, poco tiempo después, apareció en su vida Alfonso Reyes, a quien conoció en Argentina y siempre reconoció como uno de sus maestros. En este volumen Miguel Capistrán ha compilado por primera vez una valiosa antología de cuentos, poemas y ensayos del escritor argentino donde México es el protagonista o se asoma de manera circunstancial y enigmática. Borges y México también reúne los textos de una veintena de escritores que evocan e invocan sus encuentros con los angeles figura literaria y humana más common de los escritores hispanoamericanos. Sin duda, el presente libro constituye una prueba fehaciente del fervor de los escritoresy lectores mexicanos por el universo borgeano. En ese sentido, destaca el juicio definitivo de Octavio Paz en su luminoso ensayo "El arquero, l. a. flecha y el blanco": "El punto de vista de Borges es su arma infalible: trastorna todos los puntos de vista tradicionales y nos obliga a ver de otra manera las cosas que vemos o los libros que leemos".

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Download E-books KnitLit: Sweaters and Their Stories...and Other Writing About Knitting PDF

No matter if you’re a committed knitter who bestows lovingly crafted presents upon friends and family at each attainable social gathering, a occasionally knitter with a bag of totally conceived yet half-completed tasks, or a newcomer who has lately taken up the needles with nice gusto, you recognize the rewards that this pastime can carry. you can also recognize that knitting as a pastime can verge on obsession—be it the compulsive paying for of wonderful hand-spun wool, the will to tear out approximately entire sweaters since you dropped a sew, or the necessity to knit anywhere, at any time when, or despite the fact that you could. most crucial, notwithstanding, knitting bargains a camaraderie, a society of ladies and males who speak in a language all their very own, flock to yarn shops with non secular devotion, and will recite the time and position the place they first discovered to purl. those emotions are what KnitLit is all approximately. during this fascinating number of tales, essays, anecdotes, and reminiscences, knitters of each “color” have fun their pastime and proportion with you the enjoyment it brings into their lives.

From the touching story of a being concerned lady whose hand-knit dolls deliver protection to younger medical institution sufferers, to the hilarious tale of a lady scorned who sends her ex-boyfriend a headband knit with wolf hair basically to have it torn to shreds through his canine, to the relocating recollection of a guy whose grandmother’s demise want used to be to knit the entire wool in her knitting stash, to the finely wrought account of a guy who retains alive the thoughts of his partners and acquaintances who've succumbed to AIDS by means of donning the sweaters they left at the back of, KnitLit is a present from knitters to knitters—crafted with as a lot love and care as an afghan or a wool shawl. Wrap your self in KnitLit, and be encouraged.

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Download E-books Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations PDF

By Rainer Maria Rilke

An anthology of Rilke's most powerful poetry and prose for either aficionados and new readers.

here's a mini-anthology of poetry and prose for either aficionados and people readers studying Rainer Maria Rilke for the 1st time. John J. L. temper has assembled a set of Rilke's most powerful paintings, proposing remark besides the decisions. temper hyperlinks into an essay passages from letters that express Rilke's profound knowing of fellows and ladies and his ardent spirituality, rooted within the senses.

Combining ardour and sensitivity, the poems on love awarded listed below are frequently not just sensual yet sexual to boot. Others pursue perennial issues in his work―death and lifestyles, progress and transformation. The e-book concludes with Rilke's reflections on knowledge and openness to event, on greedy what's such a lot tough and turning what's such a lot alien into that which we will such a lot trust.

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Download E-books Paul Valéry: An Anthology PDF

By Paul Valéry

Purely poetry is twin language
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James R. Lawler's dependent creation offers with Valéry's matters and his impression, and in addition with serious interpretations of his paintings. the amount starts with "The night with Monsieur Teste" (1896), from the well-known "anti-novel" Monsieur Teste, for whose translation Jackson Mathews got the nationwide e-book Award in 1974. It comprises such remarkable essays because the "Introduction to the tactic of Leonardo da Vinci," "The predicament of Mind," and "Poetry and summary Thought."

The value of Valéry's prose poetry has just recently been famous, and a range is gifted right here. There also are ten of his best-known poems in verse, between them "La Jeune Parque" and "Le Cimetiere Marin," with the French texts dealing with the English translations via David Paul. The anthology closes with dialogues, one relationship from the twenties, the opposite from 1943; which display the play of ideas--the highbrow vigour and grace--that are attribute of Valéry's paintings as a whole.

Endorsement:

"There may be no distinction of opinion in this selection of Mr. Lawler as editor: he's the main eminent of the Valéry students this present day, the wisest, and the main modest. If is creation is superb, evidently impeccably expert, suggestive, and well-written."--Henri Peyre

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