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Why This World A Biography Of Clarice Lispector

Author : Benjamin Moser
ISBN : 9780199743926
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf," Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers. Now, after years of research on three continents, drawing on previously unknown manuscripts and dozens of interviews, Benjamin Moser demonstrates how Lispector's development as a writer was directly connected to the story of her turbulent life. Born in the nightmarish landscape of post-World War I Ukraine, Clarice became, virtually from adolescence, a person whose beauty, genius, and eccentricity intrigued Brazil. Why This World tells how this precocious girl, through long exile abroad and difficult personal struggles, matured into a great writer. It also asserts, for the first time, the deep roots in the Jewish mystical tradition that make her the true heir to Kafka as well as the unlikely author of "perhaps the greatest spiritual autobiography of the twentieth century." From Chechelnik to Recife, from Naples and Berne to Washington and Rio de Janeiro, Why This World strips away the mythology surrounding this extraordinary figure and shows how Clarice Lispector transformed one woman's struggles into a universally resonant art.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Why This World

Author : Benjamin Moser
ISBN : 9780141976006
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 87.41 MB
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"That rare person who looked like Marlene Dietrich and wrote like Virginia Woolf," Clarice Lispector is one of the most popular but least understood of Latin American writers, and now, after years of research on three continents, drawing on previously unknown manuscripts and dozens of interviews, Benjamin Moser demonstrates how Lispector's development as a writer was directly connected to the story of her turbulent life. Born in the nightmarish landscape of post-World War I Ukraine, Clarice became, virtually from adolescence, a person whose beauty, genius, and eccentricity intrigued Brazil. Why This World tells how this precocious girl, through long exile abroad and difficult personal struggles, matured into a great writer, and asserts, for the first time, the deep roots in the Jewish mystical tradition that make her the true heir to Kafka as well as the unlikely author of "perhaps the greatest spiritual autobiography of the twentieth century." From Chechelnik to Recife, from Naples and Bern to Washington and Rio de Janeiro, Why This World strips away the mythology surrounding this extraordinary figure and shows how Clarice Lispector transformed one woman's struggles into a universally resonant art. Benjamin Moser is the New Books columnist of Harper's Magazine. He was born in Houston in 1976 and currently lives in the Netherlands. He is a contributor to the The New York Review of Books, and he has written for Conde Nast Traveler and Newsweek, as well as many other publications.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Why Does The World Exist An Existential Detective Story

Author : Jim Holt
ISBN : 9780871403278
Genre : Philosophy
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The Washington Post Notable Non-Fiction of 2013 “I can imagine few more enjoyable ways of thinking than to read this book.”—Sarah Bakewell, New York Times Book Review, front-page review Tackling the “darkest question in all of philosophy” with “raffish erudition” (Dwight Garner, New York Times), author Jim Holt explores the greatest metaphysical mystery of all: why is there something rather than nothing? This runaway bestseller, which has captured the imagination of critics and the public alike, traces our latest efforts to grasp the origins of the universe. Holt adopts the role of cosmological detective, traveling the globe to interview a host of celebrated scientists, philosophers, and writers, “testing the contentions of one against the theories of the other” (Jeremy Bernstein, Wall Street Journal). As he interrogates his list of ontological culprits, the brilliant yet slyly humorous Holt contends that we might have been too narrow in limiting our suspects to God versus the Big Bang. This “deft and consuming” (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times) narrative humanizes the profound questions of meaning and existence it confronts.
Category: Philosophy

If God Is Good Why Is The World So Bad

Author : Benjamin Blech
ISBN : 9780757301230
Genre : Religion
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In these troubled times, people are asking very difficult questions about God and their faith: If I suffer, does that mean I deserve it? Why do innocent people, especially children, die tragically? How can God be so cruel? Does God ever intervene during times of trouble? Who really runs the world-God or man? Do my prayers do any good? Why does God allow sickness, torture and evil to exist? Benjamin Blech admits, the answers are not simple. There is no one-size-fits-all explanation. Indeed, not only are there many answers, but in different situations several explanations may apply. Blech wrote this book as an intellectual analysis of Jewish wisdom on the subject of suffering. His theories are the fruit of thousands of years of debate, examination and struggle. Jewish wisdom teaches that there are rich and inspiring answers to the ultimate question: If God is good, why is the world so bad? Take part in the most important spiritual journey of all-the quest for serenity in the face of adversity-and discover that in the accumulated wisdom of the ages lies a time-tested solution for turning despair into hope and sorrow into faith.
Category: Religion

Truth Of Soul

Author : Tadataka Kimura
ISBN : 9781493138838
Genre : Philosophy
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Imagine you are a fish. What do you know about life on the ground? Nothing. You are limited to your own environment. Being a human being, what do you know about the soul or other worlds which coexist with our reality, which is closed in five senses? In spite of the fact that in our reality deals with the subject of the spiritual world, the existence of the spiritual body and the science of dying are met with prejudices or at least with indifference, the Japanese thinker Tadataka Kimura revolutionizes the old views about man and his consciousness. He explains the origin of our bodies, convinces us to believe in the existence of the soul, and helps in discovering a new understanding of man and his ego. "The truth of the soul" is a life guide for people, who live in endless row of contradictions, not knowing which way to follow. It is a well of knowledge for those, who wants to enter the path of internal development. This is a book for those, who looks for understanding with the surrounding world. The psyche is our own work of art. Let us give it a beautiful shape.
Category: Philosophy

If It S Such A Small World Then Why Have I Been Sitting On This Airplane For Twelve Hours

Author : Mad Dog
ISBN : 9781435748194
Genre : Travel
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A humorous, quirky, and unique look at the world, its people, and their cultures. Seventy-seven columns have been culled from Mad Dog's travels through the United States and the world, from a four-week coast-to-coast car trip to an extended stay on Bali, from the coronation of the Slug Queen in Eugene, Oregon to flirting with a Russian spy in Cuba. It's a view of the world as you've never seen it before.
Category: Travel

She Q Why Women Should Mentor Men And Change The World

Author : Michele L Takei
ISBN : 9781440804076
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book takes readers on a fascinating intellectual journey that showcases SHE-Q as the next great emerging intelligence—a force that can remake the world.
Category: Business & Economics

Cordite And Testosterone Why Men Should Not Be Running The World

Author : Cecilia Tanner
ISBN : 9780987928306
Genre : Psychology
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We see the bloodshed, the hatred, the greed, the ruthless brutality in the world, and then we look to see who is making or letting this madness happen. We find that male excesses, not male needs - certainly not women's and children's needs - drive the world.
Category: Psychology

Why The World Doesn T Seem To Make Sense

Author : Steve Hagen
ISBN : 9781591811800
Genre : Philosophy
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In this wise and original book, science writer and Zen priest Steve Hagen helps us to perceive the world as it is, not merely as we conceive it to be. This revised and updated edition includes new scientific understandings and clarifications of some of the more complex ideas. “Read this book: it will change how you look at things.” – Nick Herbert, Ph.D., author of Quantum Reality
Category: Philosophy