How did George Eliot?s love life affect her prose? Why did Kafka write at three in the morning? In what ways is Barack Obama like Eliza Doolittle? Can you be over-dressed for the Oscars? What is Italian Feminism? If Roland Barthes killed the Author, can Nabokov revive him? What does ?soulful? mean? Is Date Movie the worst film ever made? A collection of essays that brims over with personality and warmth, Changing My Mind is journalism at its most expansive, intelligent and funny ? a gift to readers and writers both. Within its covers an essay is more than a column of opinions: it?s a space in which to think freely.
Notes and Introduction by Mark G. Spencer, Brock University, Ontario
John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His Essay concerning Human Understanding (1690) and Two Treatises of Government (1690) weighed heavily on the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, and Locke's works are often ? rightly ? presented as foundations of the Age of Enlightenment. Both the Essay and the Second Treatise (by far the more influential of the Two Treatises) were widely read by Locke's contemporaries and near contemporaries. His eighteenth-century readers included philosophers, historians and political theorists, but also community and political leaders, engaged laypersons, and others eager to participate in the expanding print culture of the era. His epistemological message that the mind at birth was a blank slate, waiting to be filled, complemented his political message that human beings were free and equal and had the right to create and direct the governments under which they lived. Today, Locke continues to be an accessible author. He provides food for thought to university professors and their students, but has no less to offer the general reader who is eager to enjoy the classics of world literature.
Exciting live concert rockumentary filmed on their triumphant return to Japan, 25 years after "Live At Budokan." Features the definitive history in their own words of Cheap Trick, along with rare acoustic performances and songs released live for the very first time! In addition, intriguing, never heard interviews and behind the scenes bonus footage make this a treat for Cheap Trick fans worldwide. With a career that is approaching three decades, Cheap Trick continues to reinvigorate American rock'n' roll with a unique brand of high-powered pop that has been the foundation and inspiration for many of today' s hottest acts. Tracklist:01. Just Got Back 02. Big Eyes 03. Best Friend 04. Pop Drone 05. Words 06. If You Want My Love 07. My Obsession 08. I Want You To Want Me 09. Fan Club 10. Carnival Game 11. Lookout 12. Special One 13. Dream Police 14. Scent of A Woman 15. Surrender 16. California Man
Watermark is Joseph Brodsky's witty, intelligent, moving and elegant portrait of Venice. Looking at every aspect of the city, from its waterways, streets and architecture to its food, politics and people, Brodsky captures its magnificence and beauty, and recalls his own memories of the place he called home for many winters, as he remembers friends, lovers and enemies he has encountered. Above all, he reflects with great poetic force on how the rising tide of time affects city and inhabitants alike. Watermark is an unforgettable piece of writing, and a wonderful evocation of a remarkable, unique city.
Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
Tracklist: 01. Can't Stop Fallin' Into Love 02. Wherever Would I Be 03. Never Had A Lot To Lose 04. Ghost Town 05. Don't Be Cruel 06. The Flame 07. Its Only Love 08. Tonight It's You 09. I Can't Take It 10. If You Want My Love 11. She's Tight 12. Surrender 13. I Want You To Want Me 14. Ain't That A Shame 15. Dream Police 16. Way Of The World 17. Voices 18. Surrender
Эта книга - сборник произведений английского писателя Джорджа Оруэлла. Самый нашумевший его рассказ Скотный двор, который по понятным причинам был запрещен к изданию во времена СССР, а также подборка самых ярких эссе, открывающие читателю интереснейшие моменты из жизни автора.
Книга представляет собой неадаптированный текст для чтения. Предназначена для учащихся старших классов языковых школ, вузов, курсов иностранных языков и самостоятельного чтения. Тексты снабжены заданиями на понимание, примечаниями и словарем.