The Malady of Death

The Malady of Death
Author: Marguerite Duras
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2015-06-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780802190581

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“[An] erotic, existential mystery . . . part philosophical meditation, part fantasy” from the Prix Goncourt-winning author of The Lover (The Guardian). A man hires a woman to spend several weeks with him by the sea. The woman is no one in particular, a “she,” a warm, moist body with a beating heart—the enigma of Other. Skilled in the mechanics of sex, he desires through her to penetrate a different mystery: he wants to learn to love. It isn’t a matter of will, she tells him. Still, he wants to try . . . This beautifully wrought erotic novel is an extended haiku on the meaning of love, “perhaps a sudden lapse in the logic of the universe,” and its absence, “the malady of death.” “The whole tragedy of the inability to love is in this work, thanks to Duras’ unparalleled art of reinventing the most familiar words, of weighing their meaning.”—Le Monde “Deceptively simple and Racinian in its purity, condensed to the essential.”—Translation Review Praise for Marguerite Duras’s international bestseller, The Lover “Powerful, authentic, completely successful . . . perfect.”—The New York Times Book Review “An exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl.”—Boston Herald “A vivid, lingering novel . . . a brilliant work of art.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer

Malady and Mortality

Malady and Mortality
Author: Helen Thomas
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2016-06-22
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781443896559

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This ground-breaking study examines visual and literary responses to, and representations of, illness, dying and death from the perspective of the chronically ill, their families and carers, medics, artists, photographers, authors, and academics. It encourages a re-examination of cultural taboos and visual and literary practices that engage with illness and death. Focusing upon a wide range of creative and critical engagements, this book makes a significant contribution to the medical humanities via its exploration of medical practice, literature and film, digital media studies, graphic design, and both contemporary and historical attitudes towards illness, death (including infant mortality), mourning and bereavement. For some, the experience of illness provokes feelings of exile, crisis or social critique, whilst for others it instigates utopian discourses predicated upon personal reflection, communication or connectivity, wherein the “self” is redefined beyond the parameters and constraints of the “body”.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras
Author: Alisa Golden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1994
Genre: Authors, French
ISBN: OCLC:33129273

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Our Malady

Our Malady
Author: Timothy Snyder
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-09-08
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780593238905

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller On Tyranny comes an impassioned condemnation of America's pandemic response and an urgent call to rethink health and freedom. On December 29, 2019, historian Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. Unable to stand, barely able to think, he waited for hours in an emergency room before being correctly diagnosed and rushed into surgery. Over the next few days, as he clung to life and the first light of a new year came through his window, he found himself reflecting on the fragility of health, not recognized in America as a human right but without which all rights and freedoms have no meaning. And that was before the pandemic. We have since watched American hospitals, long understaffed and undersupplied, buckling under waves of ill patients. The federal government made matters worse through willful ignorance, misinformation, and profiteering. Our system of commercial medicine failed the ultimate test, and thousands of Americans died. In this eye-opening cri de coeur, Snyder traces the societal forces that led us here and outlines the lessons we must learn to survive. In examining some of the darkest moments of recent history and of his own life, Snyder finds glimmers of hope and principles that could lead us out of our current malaise. Only by enshrining healthcare as a human right, elevating the authority of doctors and medical knowledge, and planning for our children’s future can we create an America where everyone is truly free.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras
Author: Leslie Hill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2002-09-11
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781134942725

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Marguerite Duras is France's best-known and most controversial contemporary woman writer. Duras' influence extends from her early novels of the 1950's to her radically innovative experimental autobiographical text of the 1980's The Lover Leslie Hill's book throws new light on Duras' relationship to feminism, psychoanalysis, sexuality, literature, film, politics, and the media. Feted by Kristeva, and Laca who claimed her as almost his other self, Duras is revealed to be a profoundly transgressive thinker and artist. It will be a must for all concerned with contemporary writing, writing by women, recent European cinema, film and literature.

Sickness Unto Death

Sickness Unto Death
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2013-01-28
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781625585912

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Man is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation [which accounts for it] that the relation relates itself to its own self; the self is not the relation but [consists in the fact] that the relation relates itself to its own self. Man is a synthesis of the infinite and the finite, of the temporal and the eternal, of freedom and necessity; in short, it is a synthesis.

Cinema and Contact

Cinema and Contact
Author: Laura McMahon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 9781351571869

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Drawing on the work of contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, Cinema and Contact investigates the aesthe-tics and politics of touch in the cinema of three of the most prominent and distinctive filmmakers to have emerged in France during the last fifty years: Robert Bresson, Marguerite Duras and Claire Denis. Countering the domi-nant critical account of touch elaborated by recent models of embodied spectatorship, this book argues that cinema offers a privileged space for understanding touch in terms of spacing and withdrawal rather than immediacy and continuity. Such a deconstructive configuration of touch is shown here to have far-reaching implications, inviting an innovative rethinking of politics, aesthetics and theology via the textures of cinema. The first study to bring the thought of Nancy into sustained dialogue with a series of detailed analyses of films, Cinema and Contact also forges new interpretative perspectives on Bresson, Duras and Denis, tracing a compelling two-way exchange between cinema and philosophy.

Dublinesque

Dublinesque
Author: Enrique Vila-Matas,Anne McLean
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2012-06-27
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811219617

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Inspired by a dream, a retired publisher spontaneously embarks on a trip to the Dublin cemetery in which a character from Joyce's "Ulysses" was buried, where he meets a mysterious person who resembles Samuel Beckett.

The Lover

The Lover
Author: Marguerite Duras,Rachel Kushner
Publsiher: Everyman's Library Contemporar
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2018
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101907931

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The story of an affair between a fifteen-and-a-half-year-old French girl and her Chinese lover.

Mortality

Mortality
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781455517824

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On June 8, 2010, while on a book tour for his bestselling memoir, Hitch-22, Christopher Hitchens was stricken in his New York hotel room with excruciating pain in his chest and thorax. As he would later write in the first of a series of award-winning columns for Vanity Fair, he suddenly found himself being deported "from the country of the well across the stark frontier that marks off the land of malady." Over the next eighteen months, until his death in Houston on December 15, 2011, he wrote constantly and brilliantly on politics and culture, astonishing readers with his capacity for superior work even in extremis. Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this riveting account of his affliction, Hitchens poignantly describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around us. By turns personal and philosophical, Hitchens embraces the full panoply of human emotions as cancer invades his body and compels him to grapple with the enigma of death. MORTALITY is the exemplary story of one man's refusal to cower in the face of the unknown, as well as a searching look at the human predicament. Crisp and vivid, veined throughout with penetrating intelligence, Hitchens's testament is a courageous and lucid work of literature, an affirmation of the dignity and worth of man.

The Malady of Love

The Malady of Love
Author: Sierra Ernesto Xavier
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-02-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781780889184

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Every time he speaks others seem to die. He loves a woman but is terrified of the words he must say. He wants to be with her but is afraid of causing her death. If it were not for her smile he would not have taken the risk.

Victorian Women s Travel Writing on Meiji Japan

Victorian Women s Travel Writing on Meiji Japan
Author: Tomoe Kumojima
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022-01-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780192644862

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Victorian Women's Travel Writing on Meiji Japan: Hospitable Friendship examines forgotten stories of cross-cultural friendship and intimacy between Victorian female travel writers and Meiji Japanese. Drawing on unpublished primary sources and contemporary Japanese literature hithero untranslated into English it highlights the open subjectivity and addective relationality of Isabella Bird, Mary Crawford Fraser, and Marie Stopes in their interactions with Japanese hosts. Victorian Women's Travel Writing on Meiji Japan demonstates how travel narratives and literary works about non-colonial Japan complicate and challenge Oriental stereotypes and imperial binaries. It traces the shifts in the representation of Japan in Victorian discourse from obsequious mousmé to virile samurai alongside transitions in the Anglo-Japanese bilateral relationship and global geopolitical events. Considering the ethical and political implications of how Victorian women wrote about their Japanese friends, it examines how female travellers created counter discourses. It charts the unexplored terrain of female interracial and cross-cultural friendship and love in Victorian literature, emphasizing the agency of female travellers against the scholarly tendency to depoliticize their literary praxis. It also offers parallel narratives of three Meiji women in Britain - Tsuda Umeko, Yasui Tetsu, and Yosano Akiko -and transnational feminist alliance. The book is a celebration of the political possibility of female friendship and literature, and a reminder of the ethical responsibility of representing racial and cultural others.

The Emperor of All Maladies

The Emperor of All Maladies
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 571
Release: 2011-08-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781439170915

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An assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, providing coverage of such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the development of present-day treatments. Reprint. Best-selling winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Includes reading-group guide.

Interpreter of Maladies

Interpreter of Maladies
Author: Jhumpa Lahiri,Janet Silver
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1999
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780395927205

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A debut collection of short fiction blends elements of Indian traditions with the complexities of American culture in such tales as "A Temporary Matter," in which a young Indian-American couple confronts their grief over the loss of a child, while their Boston neighborhood copes with a nightly blackout. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Wrong

Wrong
Author: Diarmuid Hester
Publsiher: New American Canon
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781609386917

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In this, the first book-length study of Cooper's life and work, Diarmuid Hester shows that such comparisons hardly scratch the surface. A lively retrospective appraisal of Cooper's fifty-year career, Wrong tracks the emergence of Cooper's singular style alongside his participation in a number of American subcultural movements like New York School poetry, punk rock, and radical queercore music and zines.