Construir al enemigo (Endebate)

Umberto Eco reflexiona con maestría sobre los angeles importancia de tener un enemigo.

Todo el mundo necesita tener un enemigo, nos cube Umberto Eco, los países, los sistemas, cada uno de nosotros... Y si no existe el enemigo, hay que inventarlo, es una figura imprescindible, un antagonista que nos permite definir nuestra identidad y medir nuestro sistema de valores.

Este ensayo extraordinario, cuya concept desarrollará después en su novela El cementerio de Praga, apareció en el volumen homónimo que recoge trece «textos de ocasión» según el propio Eco, publicado en Lumen el año 2012.

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The Big New Yorker Book of Cats

Glance what The New Yorker dragged in! It’s the purr-fect accumulating of expertise celebrating our tom cat partners. This bountiful assortment, superbly illustrated in complete colour, good points articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, disguise artwork, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s files. one of the individuals are Margaret Atwood, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Roald Dahl, Wolcott Gibbs, Robert Graves, Emily Hahn, Ted Hughes, Jamaica Kincaid, Steven Millhauser, Haruki Murakami, Amy Ozols, Robert Pinsky, Jean Rhys, James Thurber, John Updike, Sylvia Townsend Warner, and E. B. White. together with a Foreword via Anthony Lane, this beautiful memento might be a precious reward for all cat lovers.

Praise for The sizeable New Yorker publication of Cats
 
“The Book of Cats comes a 12 months after The substantial New Yorker booklet of Dogs—a publishing mild that, even though it stings, I’ll forgive, because the most recent anthology used to be well worth the wait. . . . standout articles characteristic real-life obsessives of a while earlier who exhibit today’s Caturnet devotees—with their GIFs and Tumblrs and swiftly aggregated listicles—for what they honestly are: amateurs. . . . consume your middle out, lovable Overload.”The long island instances e-book Review
 
“A attractive hardcover.”—Jenny McCarthy, People
 
“This impossible to resist anthology of articles, poems, essays, fiction, cartoons, and covers pulled from the recent Yorker is a veritable treasure trove for cat enthusiasts. simply dive correct in; with tales from the likes of John Updike, Maeve Brennan, Roald Dalhl, and Haruki Murakami interwoven with hilariously wry cartoons, one can’t aid yet be enthralled. A must-have.”Modern Cat
 
“A glossy, well-fed tome . . . The anthology embodies the cat’s defining attribute: its cluster of opposites, rolled jointly right into a titanic hairball of cultural attitudes—something, maybe, instantly uncomfortably and assuringly reflective of our personal chronically conflicted selves.”Brain Pickings
 
“This beautiful e-book has earned an everlasting spot on my espresso desk. it's an absolute pleasure to learn and read via, and that i comprehend it will deliver me hours and hours of enjoyment for years yet to come. And it makes a purr-fect present for the targeted cat fanatics on your life.”The awake Cat
 
“[A] luxurious volume.”The Dallas Morning News
 
“One needn't personal cats (or do cats personal their owners?) or perhaps be a puppy lover to have fun with this feline-focused offering.”The Sacramento Bee
 
“[A] enjoyable selection of brief tales, articles, humor, poems, and captivating colour covers from the magazine’s files . . . [a] top quality, appealing work.”Library Journal
 
“Covers, cartoons, authors of items either longer and shorter, replicate present perspectives of the pussycat topic in all its glory. . . . the standard, humor and diversity make for one more profitable New Yorker collection.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“An eminently giftable anthology.”Publishers Weekly

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Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990-2005

In his books and in a string of wide-ranging and artistic essays, Luc Sante has proven himself to be not just considered one of our pre-eminent stylists, but additionally a critic of unusual energy and diversity. he's “one of the handful of dwelling masters of the yankee language, in addition to a unique historian and thinker of yankee experience,” says the hot Yorker’s Peter Schjeldahl. Kill your entire Darlings is the 1st selection of Sante’s articles—many of which first seemed within the ny evaluation of Books and the Village Voice—and bargains plentiful justification for such excessive compliment. Sante is better identified for his groundbreaking paintings in city historical past (Low Life), and for a very penetrating type of autobiography (The manufacturing facility of Facts). those topics also are mirrored in numerous essays right here, however it is the author’s extreme and scrupulous writing approximately tune, portray, images, and poetry that takes middle level. along meditations on cigarettes, manufacturing facility paintings, and hipness, and his severe journey de strength, “The Invention of the Blues,” Sante deals his incomparable tackle icons from Arthur Rimbaud to Bob Dylan, René Magritte to Tintin, blood brother Bolden to Walker Evans, Allen Ginsberg to Robert Mapplethorpe.

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Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father, and Son (P.S.)

By Michael Chabon

“Chabon has consistently been a mystical prose stylist, adept at combining one of these social and emotional aspect present in Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus tales with the metaphor-rich descriptions of John Updike and John Irving’s creative sleight of hand. . . . As in his novels, he shifts gears simply among the comedian and the depression, the whimsical and the intense, demonstrating once more his skill to jot down in regards to the significant topics of affection and reminiscence and remorse with no falling prey to the Scylla and Charybdis of cynicism and sentimentality.”
— Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“Wondrous, clever and beautiful.”
— David Kamp, New York instances e-book Review

The bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Werewolves of their adolescence, Wonderboys, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, the fantastic Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, and The Yiddish Policemen’s Union Michael Chabon “takes [his] brutally observant, unfailingly sincere, marvelously human gaze and turns it on his personal existence” (Time) within the New York Times bestselling memoir Manhood for Amateurs.

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Selected Writings, Volume 2: Part 2 (1931-1934)

By Walter Benjamin

Within the frenzied ultimate years of the Weimar Republic, amid financial cave in and mounting political disaster, Walter Benjamin emerged because the most unique training literary critic and public highbrow within the German-speaking global. quantity 2 of the chosen Writings is now to be had in paperback in parts.

In half 1, Benjamin is represented by means of of his maximum literary essays, "Surrealism" and "On clone of Proust," in addition to through an extended article on Goethe and a beneficiant collection of his wide-ranging observation for Weimar Germany's newspapers.

Part 2 includes, as well as the $64000 longer essays, "Franz Kafka," "Karl Kraus," and "The writer as Producer," the prolonged autobiographical meditation "A Berlin Chronicle," and prolonged discussions of the background of images and the social scenario of the French author, formerly untranslated shorter items on such matters as language and reminiscence, theological feedback and literary background, astrology and the newspaper, and on such influential figures as Paul Valery, Stefan George, Hitler, and Mickey Mouse.

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The Delirium of Praise: Bataille, Blanchot, Deleuze, Foucault, Klossowski (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society)

By Eleanor Kaufman

The laudatory essay, during which one writer praises the paintings of one other, is usually characterised as an unimportant, even uncritical mode of writing. yet as Eleanor Kaufman argues in The Delirium of Praise, this mode of alternate is critical and big sufficient to advantage scholarly recognition. by means of no longer conforming to plain practices of serious discourse, laudatory essays supply new prestige to supposedly inferior kinds of conversation and states of being -- together with chatter, silence, illness, imbalance, and lack of labor -- and emphasize affective states or feelings akin to pleasure, friendship, and longing.

The Delirium of Praise examines a gaggle of 5 twentieth-century French intellectuals -- Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, and Pierre Klossowski -- and their laudatory essays approximately one another. established as a round sequence of exchanges, the ebook examines pairings of 2 thinkers with appreciate to a given subject. The trade among Bataille and Blanchot takes up the subjects of chatter and silence with reference to the novelist Louis-René des Forêts; the Blanchot-Foucault alternate explores friendship and impersonality in the course of the lens of Jacques Derrida; the Foucault-Deleuze trade considers "absence of labor" ( désoeuvrement) and the vague French thinker Jacques Martin; the Deleuze-Klossowski trade revolves round the query of the unwell physique and the individual of Nietzsche; and the ultimate trade among Klossowski and Bataille makes a speciality of imbalanced economies and the writings of the Marquis de Sade. the place the compliment is so much over the top, imminent delirium, Kaufman locates a strong thought-energy that pushes the laudatory essay to its limits. In her end, she offers this designated mode of proposal trade as a kind of highbrow hospitality.

Kaufman uncovers a suspension of subjectivity, of character, even of position and time, that's either articulated within the laudatory essays and enacted through them. Her exam of this missed mode as practiced via 5 very important French thinkers deals a distinct standpoint on twentieth-century highbrow history.

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El lector común

By Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf fue una lectora y una ensayista muy aguda y penetrante, como lo demuestran sus ensayos sobre literatura de todos los tiempos: Defoe, Austen, Elliot, Conrad, Donne..., en definitiva, l. a. tradición literaria en l. a. que quiso verse y a l. a. que quiso contestar. Estos textos son el complemento perfect a su narrativa, además de un volumen esencial en su Biblioteca de Autor publicada por Lumen.

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The Lying Stones of Marrakech: Penultimate Reflections in Natural History

By Stephen Jay Gould

In his most recent selection of essays, bestselling scientist Stephen Jay Gould once more deals his unmistakable point of view on usual heritage and the folks who've attempted to make feel of it. Gould is making plans to convey down the curtain on his approximately thirty-year stint as a per 30 days essayist for Natural History journal, the longest-running sequence of clinical essays in background. This, then, is the next-to-last essay assortment from probably the most acclaimed and greatly learn scientists of our time. during this paintings of twenty-three essays, chosen by way of Booklist as one of many most sensible ten technological know-how and expertise books of 2000, Gould covers issues as various as episodes within the delivery of paleontology to classes from Britain’s 4 maximum Victorian naturalists. The mendacity Stones of Marrakech provides the richness and fascination of a number of the lives that experience fueled the firm of technological know-how and opened our eyes to a global of unforeseen wonders.

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Essays in Humanism

By Albert Einstein

An inspiring choice of the good thinker’s perspectives on a quickly altering world

Nuclear proliferation, Zionism, and the worldwide economic climate are only some of the insightful and unusually prescient themes scientist Albert Einstein discusses during this quantity of accrued essays from among 1931 and 1950. Written with a transparent voice and a considerate viewpoint at the results of technological know-how, economics, and politics in way of life, Einstein’s essays offer an fascinating view contained in the brain of a genius addressing the philosophical demanding situations awarded throughout the turbulence of the nice melancholy, the second one international battle, and the sunrise of the chilly War.

This approved e-book gains infrequent pictures and never-before-seen records from the Albert Einstein data on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem.

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My Heart Is an Idiot: Essays

By Davy Rothbart

Named a most sensible publication of the yr by way of Vanity Fair, Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, and NPR

In My center Is an Idiot, Davy Rothbart is seeking love in all of the flawed locations. always. He falls helplessly in love with pretty well each woman he meets―and hardly ever is the sensation reciprocated. Time after time, he hops in a motor vehicle and tears midway throughout the US along with his middle on his sleeve. he is continuously arising with outrageous schemes and adventures, which he continuously manages to drag off. good, in general. yet even if issues do not figure out, Rothbart unearths which means and humor in each second.

Whether it really is confronting a scammer who takes funds from aspiring writers, sifting via a homicide case that is left a most likely blameless buddy in legal, or waking up bare on a park bench in long island urban, not anything and nobody is off limits. And it is all acknowledged in Davy's singular, lively literary voice, "an interesting hybrid of undying midwestern heat and newfangled jive talk," within the phrases of Sarah Vowell.

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