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A Political Companion to Herman Melville

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Jason Frank, "A Political Companion to Herman Melville"
English | ISBN: 081314387X | 2014 | PDF | 456 pages | 8,7 MB

A Political Companion to Herman Melville
Herman Melville is widely considered to be one of America's greatest authors, and countless literary theorists and critics have studied his life and work. However, political theorists have tended to avoid Melville, turning rather to such contemporaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau to understand the political thought of the American Renaissance. While Melville was not an activist in the traditional sense and his philosophy is notoriously difficult to categorize, his work is nevertheless deeply political in its own right. As editor Jason Frank notes in his introduction to , Melville's writing "strikes a note of dissonance in the pre-established harmonies of the American political tradition."

This unique volume explores Melville's politics by surveying the full range of his work — from Typee (1846) to the posthumously published Billy Budd (1924). The contributors give historical context to Melville's writings and place him in conversation with political and theoretical debates, examining his relationship to transcendentalism and contemporary continental philosophy and addressing his work's relevance to topics such as nineteenth-century imperialism, twentieth-century legal theory, the anti-rent wars of the 1840s, and the civil rights movement. From these analyses emerges a new and challenging portrait of Melville as a political thinker of the first order, one that will establish his importance not only for nineteenth-century American political thought but also for political theory more broadly.
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The Continuity of Madhyamaka and Yogacara in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

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Ian Charles Harris, "The Continuity of Madhyamaka and Yogacara in Indian Mahayana Buddhism"
Brill Academic Pub | 1991-08-01 | ISBN: 9004094482 | PDF | 191 pages | 15.73 MB
In the past European scholars have tended to treat both Madhyamaka and Yog c ra as separate and fundamentally opposed trends in Mah y na Buddhist thought. Drawing heavily on early textual evidence this work questions the validity of such a Mah y na schools" hypothesis. By down-playing the late commentorial traditions, the author attempts a general reappraisal of the epistemological and ontological writings of Nagarjuna, Asanga and Vasubandhu.

The Continuity of Madhyamaka and Yogacara in Indian Mahayana Buddhism
He concludes that the overlap in all areas of doctrine is significant, but particularly with respect to the teachings on the levels of truth, the enlightened and unenlightened states, the status of language and the nature of reality.It is hoped that such investigations may provide the basis for a new theory on the proliferation of Indian Mah y na Buddhism as an organic process of assimilation to new audiences, and specific contemporary problems, rather than in the more schismatic manner favoured by past researchers.
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Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk

Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk
Anchor | 2011 | ISBN: 0307389820 | 192 pages | EPUB | 6 MB
For decades Hazie Coogan has tended to the outsized needs of Katherine "Miss Kathie" Kenton, veteran of multiple marriages, career comebacks, and cosmetic surgeries. But danger arrives with gentleman caller Webster Carlton Westward III, who worms his way into Miss Kathie’s heart—and boudoir. Soon, Hazie discovers that this bounder has already written a celebrity memoir foretelling Miss Kathie’s death in an upcoming musical extravaganza. As the body count mounts, Hazie must execute a plan to save Katherine Kenton for her fans and for posterity.

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