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City And Soul

Author : James Hillman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021079848
Genre : Cities and towns
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"The intention of the seminars has been to consider directly those issues which profoundly affect the quality of life in our cities."--From the preface
Category: Cities and towns

City And Soul In Plato S Republic

Author : G. R. F. Ferrari
ISBN : 0226244377
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tracing a central theme of Plato's Republic, G. R. F. Ferrari reconsiders in this study the nature and purpose of the comparison between the structure of society and that of the individual soul. In four chapters, Ferrari examines the personalities and social status of the brothers Glaucon and Adeimantus, Plato's notion of justice, coherence in Plato's description of the decline of states, and the tyrant and the philosopher king—a pair who, in their different ways, break with the terms of the city-soul analogy. In addition to acknowledging familiar themes in the interpretation of the Republic—the sincerity of its utopianism, the justice of the philosopher's return to the Cave—Ferrari provocatively engages secondary literature by Leo Strauss, Bernard Williams, and Jonathan Lear. With admirable clarity and insight, Ferrari conveys the relation between the city and the soul and the choice between tyranny and philosophy. City and Soul in Plato's Republic will be of value to students of classics, philosophy, and political theory alike.
Category: Literary Criticism

City And Soul In Divided Societies

Author : Scott A. Bollens
ISBN : 9781136582592
Genre : Science
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In this unique book Scott A. Bollens combines personal narrative with academic analysis in telling the story of inflammatory nationalistic and ethnic conflict in nine cities – Jerusalem, Beirut, Belfast, Johannesburg, Nicosia, Sarajevo, Mostar, Bilbao, and Barcelona. Reporting on seventeen years of research and over 240 interviews with political leaders, planners, architects, community representatives, and academics, he blends personal reflections, reportage from a wealth of original interviews, and the presentation of hard data in a multidimensional and interdisciplinary exploration of these urban environments of damage, trauma, healing, and repair. City and Soul in Divided Societies reveals what it is like living and working in these cities, going inside the head of the researcher. This approach extends the reader’s understanding of these places and connects more intimately with the lived urban experience. Bollens observes that a city disabled by nationalistic strife looks like a callous landscape of securitized space, divisions and wounds, frozen in time and in place. Yet, the soul in these cities perseveres. Written for general readers and academic specialists alike, City and Soul in Divided Societies integrates facts, opinions, photographs, and observations in original ways in order to illuminate the substantial challenges of living in, and governing, polarized and unsettled cities.
Category: Science

Soul City

Author : Touré
ISBN : 9780316030120
Genre : Fiction
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From the wildly popular author of the groundbreaking debut The Portable Promised Land comes an inventive and hilarious first novel about an African-American utopia threatened by the darker side of human nature. Welcome to Soul City, where roses bloom in the cracks of the sidewalk along Cornbread Boulevard, musical genres become political platforms, and children use their allowance money to buy records from the Vinyl Man. Its an unusually peaceful and magical American community with a strong heritage and sense of unity -- at least, thats how journalist Cadillac Jackson first finds it. When Jackson visits Soul City on a magazine assignment, a mayoral election is imminent and candidates from opposing parties are battling to control the citys soundtrack. Amidst the increasingly hostile campaign, Cadillac falls for Mahogany Sunflower, a beautiful Soul Cityzen, and begins a struggle to shed the embattled African-American identity hes been taught to adopt, in order to exist in a community where the content of his character really does determine a black mans identity. What he discovers reveals as much about himself as it does about human nature and the meaning of race in America.
Category: Fiction

Plato S Threefold City And Soul

Author : Joshua I. Weinstein
ISBN : 9781316761991
Genre : Philosophy
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Plato's 'Republic' constructs an ideal city composed of three parts, parallel to the soul's reason, appetites, and fighting spirit. But confusion and controversy have long surrounded this three-way division and especially the prominent role it assigns to angry and competitive spirit. In Plato's Three-fold City and Soul, Joshua I. Weinstein argues that, for Plato, determination and fortitude are not just expressions of our passionate or emotional natures, but also play an essential role in the rational agency of persons and polities. In the Republic's account, human life requires spirited courage as much as reasoned thought and nutritious food. The discussion ranges over Plato's explication of the logical and metaphysical foundations of justice and injustice, the failures of incomplete and dysfunctional cities, and the productive synergy of our tendencies and capacities that becomes fully evident only in the justice of a self-sufficient political community.
Category: Philosophy

City Of The Soul

Author : John A. Pinto
ISBN : 9780875981727
Genre : Art
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City of the Soul critically examines how an international cast of visitors fashioned Rome's image, visual and literary, in the century between 1770 and 1870 - from the era of the Grand Tour to the onset of mass tourism. The Eternal City emerges not only as an intensely physical place but also as a romantic idea onto which artists and writers projected their own imaginations and longings. The book will appeal to a wide audience of readers interested in the history of art, architecture, and photography, the Romantic poets, and other writers from Byron to Henry James. It will also attract the interest of historians of urbanism, landscape, and Italy. Nonspecialists and armchair travelers will enjoy the diverse literary and artistic responses to Rome.
Category: Art

Soul City Wandering

Author : Frank Molloy
ISBN : 1789631297
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An inventive strategy for exploring London and creating a new awareness of the urban landscape and discovering the effects of the geographical environment on our emotions and behaviour.

The City Of The Soul

Author : Alfred Douglas
ISBN : 1098678303
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DELICATE imagination and sense of words are not the only qualities that entitle "The City of the Soul " to peculiar distinction. The writer adds to these a technical judgment no less completely at home with the ballad than with the lyrical or sonnet form. As a criticism of verse, this would be exhaustive praise. But these pieces contain just that element of passion which transforms skilful verse into fine poetry. They are a garden of colour. But the colour is always chosen and alive. The ballad soliloquy, "Perkin Warbeck," is extraordinarily good. Modern balladmongers are apt to imagine that refinement of phrase is incompatible with the requisite effect of spontaneity. "Perkin Warbeck" is fastidious in diction throughout, yet only gains the more in atmosphere. The same is true in a less degree of the other ballads. Among the rest of the poems, two translations from "Les Fleurs du Mal" have an appropriate place. In daintiness of expression, often married to exotic sentiment, the translator himself has no slight affinity with Baudelaire. The beauty he sings of derives charm from its very decay. He finds an actual luxury in regret; his"soul is like a silent nightingale, Devising sorrow in a summer night."Night evokes his most intimate music: - "I cannot see her face as she passesThrough my garden of white and red;But I know she has walked where the daisies and grassesAre curtseying after her tread."This book is full of things which tempt one to linger. The "Wine of Summer," instinct with fancies that float"Like tired moths on heavy velvet wings," and "The Garden of Death," where"never comes the moon To matron fullness, here no child-bearing Vexes desire, and the sun knows no noon,"are very characteristic of the writer. Many readers are sure to fancy that they penetrate his anonymity.-"The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art," Volume 2

Soul And The City

Author : Marcy Heidish
ISBN : 9780307499028
Genre : Religion
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Your City Guide to God Beneath the relentless rhythms of city life beats the heart of God, and award-winning author Marcy Heidish takes you into a more intimate relationship with him in the midst of crowds, chaos, and concrete. Her experiences from a curb in Brooklyn, the bay in San Francisco, a rooftop of Chartres Cathedaral in Paris, and the busy halls of Washington, D.C., help you see the city in a new light. She turns common city distractions, annoyances, and challenges into spiritual invitations or “gateways” to a new kind of contemplation where: •screaming sirens become cues to silent intercession, •skyscrapers, like spires, pull your eyes and thoughts heavenward, •and red traffic lights work as “pause” buttons that call for you to stop and pray. “In the city there is grit,” Marcy writes. And grime and garbage. But her practical tools in every chapter for reflection, discussion, and application help you see–whether you’re visiting, working, or dwelling in Philadelphia or Phoenix, New York or Los Angeles, Seattle or Syracuse–that in the city there is also grace.
Category: Religion

Ever Ancient Ever New

Author : Ernest L. Fortin
ISBN : 9780742579170
Genre : Philosophy
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More than any other thinker in the twentieth century, Ernest L. Fortin, A.A. (1923-2002) resuscitated the study of political philosophy for Catholic theology. Fortin's interests and accomplishments were vast, ranging from the Church Fathers, to Dante and Aquinas, to modern rights, American democracy, and Catholic social justice. His dispassionate scholarly heft was animated by a pressing drive to understand and rise above the crises of our times, and it was applied with a gingerly and accessible touch. Consequently, Fortin's writings are among the most lucid, perceptive, and enjoyable that one will ever read. Ever Ancient Ever New is the fourth and final volume of Ernest Fortin's collected essays, compiled and edited after his death by his archivist and student Michael Foley. While it echoes the themes of the earlier three volumes-showcasing the essays that made Fortin such an authority in his field-Ever Ancient Ever New also includes articles never before published as well as articles on topics not represented in the earlier collections. Ever Ancient Ever New is indispensable for anyone wishing to continue their education in the wit and wisdom of Ernest Fortin or to begin learning from him for the first time.
Category: Philosophy

City Of The Soul

Author : William Murray
ISBN : 9780307420442
Genre : Travel
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“One lifetime is not enough for Rome,” the famous saying goes, and anyone who’s ever been there knows these words to be true. In City of the Soul, William Murray begins to show us why. Growing up in Rome and spending much of his life in the city, William Murray is an expert guide as he takes us on an intimate walking tour of some of Rome’s most glorious achievements, illuminating the history and the mythology that define the city. Murray leads us through the centro, the city’s historic downtown center. He writes about the Villa Borghese, the Piazza di Spagna, and the Trevi Fountain and describes such singular attractions as the Capuchin Church of Santa Maria della Concezione, whose macabre crypt has impressed visitors from Mark Twain to the Marquis de Sade. As he walks, he reveals stories that only a longtime resident would know, capturing the sights, sounds, and flavors that make Rome a combination of the deep past and the ever-sensual present. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Travel

City Soul And Psyche

Author : Donald Albert Wilson
ISBN : OCLC:23716398
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Beautiful City

Author : David Roochnik
ISBN : 0801474531
Genre : Philosophy
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To the vast literature on Plato's Republic comes a new interpretation. In Beautiful City, David Roochnik argues convincingly that Plato's masterpiece is misunderstood by modern readers. The work must, he explains, be read dialectically, its parts understood as forming a unified whole. Approached in this way, the text no longer appears to defend an authoritarian and monolithic political system, but rather supplies a qualified defense of democracy and the values of diversity. Writing in clear and straightforward prose, Roochnik demonstrates how Plato's treatment of the city and the soul evolves throughout the dialogue and can be appreciated only by considering the Republic in its entirety. He shows that the views expressed in the early parts of the text do not represent Plato's final judgment on these subjects but are in fact dialectical "moments" intended to be both partial and provisional. Books 5-7 of the Republic are, he maintains, meant to revise and improve upon books 2-4. Similarly, he sees the usually neglected books 8-10 as advancing beyond the thoughts presented in the previous books. Paying particular attention to these later books, Roochnik details, for instance, how the stories of the "mistaken" regimes, which are often seen as unimportant, are actually crucial in Plato's account of the soul. Beautiful City is certain to be controversial, as the author's insights and opinions will engage and challenge philosophers, classicists, and political theorists.
Category: Philosophy

Charm City Soul

Author : Matthew Copes
ISBN : 1792843496
Genre : Fiction
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A shameful racial incident nearly 20 years ago sent Michael's life into a gut-wrenching tailspin. He's been trying to outrun it ever since, but when he meets a young black knockout in a rundown Baltimore coffee shop he thinks she may be just what he needs to set things right. It's just his luck that the skeletons lurking in her closet make his pale by comparison, but there's undeniable chemistry between them, or so he thinks. When she reveals the disturbing predicament that's poised to shatter her world unless he steps in, he realizes that she may be a slick con-artist using her womanly attributes to get the one thing she desperately desires, and he may be an expendable chump caught in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse that could get them both killed. They make an improbable couple. They share an unlikely bond too, and when their ugly pasts come roaring back into their lives it'll be put to the test. Will it be strong enough to save the one thing they both cherish from a vindictive organization hell-bent on settling an old score? Or will revenge trump redemption on Baltimore's mean streets? Gillian Flynn meets Dennis Lehane in this racially-charged urban thriller. It's dark, gritty and at times offensive. It'll make you laugh out loud too, but be warned, you're in for an emotionally turbulent ride.
Category: Fiction

Spirit Soul And City

Author : Jan H. Blits
ISBN : 0739115421
Genre : Drama
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Spirit, Soul, and City offers a new reading of Coriolanus, Shakespeare's most political play and the last of his great tragedies. Portraying the founding of the Roman republic and the life and soul of its legendary warrior, Coriolanus, the play brings to light not only the hidden working of Rome's mixed regime but the inherent tragic tensions in the soul's spirited tendency to strive to go beyond itself in order to be true to itself. Distinguished scholar Jan H. Blits provides a fresh interpretation of this rich, complex, and often perplexing play, combining meticulous detail and insightful breadth. Proceeding line-by-line through the play, this book reaches its conclusions by closely examining Shakespeare's text-his plot, characters, language, structure, allusions, puzzles, and other devices.
Category: Drama

Socrates Second Sailing

Author : Seth Benardete
ISBN : 0226042448
Genre : Philosophy
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In this section-by-section commentary, Benardete argues that Plato's Republic is a holistic analysis of the beautiful, the good, and the just. This book provides a fresh interpretation of the Republic and a new understanding of philosophy as practiced by Plato and Socrates. "Cryptic allusions, startling paradoxes, new questions . . . all work to give brilliant new insights into the Platonic text."—Arlene W. Saxonhouse, Political Theory
Category: Philosophy

The Soul Of The City

Author : John McMillan
ISBN : 9781491714393
Genre : Fiction
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FICTION / LITERARY The Soul of the City is a tale of two cities, Belfast and London, in the heady, liberating days of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Young Jim Mitchell moves through a succession of jobs, girlfriends and apartments in the quest for personal fulfillment and his dream of becoming a writer in the face of often dispiriting circumstances. There is the trauma of his affair with Maureen, an older, married woman, and the trap of his career on the unrelenting white-collar production line of the “Ministry of Truth”, against the background of civil rights protest and the onset of the troubles in Belfast. Escaping to the space and freedom of London, Jim tries to live the dream of the bohemian writer but all too soon there is the pressing need to earn a living in the more mundane occupations on offer in the metropolis. Just when all seems lost, Jim meets and falls in love with the beautiful Anglo- Irish student Bridget and is drawn into an exciting student-hippy milieu of experimentation, idealism and fun. However, such pleasures are by definition transient and the young couple, Jim and Bridget, must strike out on their own, exploring love, intimacy and enlightenment together in their ongoing search for the soul of the city.
Category: Fiction