Tag: Between

The Essential Fromm Life Between Having And Being [Audiobook]


Free Download Erich Fromm, Rainer Funk – editor, Jim Seybert (Narrator), "The Essential Fromm: Life Between Having And Being"
English | ASIN: B0CVLHF6JY | 2024 | MP3@64 kbps | ~04:30:00 | 124 MB
Essays on human alienation, mode of existence, consumerism, narcissism, and more from "both a psychologist of penetration and a writer of ability" (Chicago Tribune).
As Erich Fromm points out, ours is "a life between having and being"-between mere having and healthy being, between destructiveness and creativity, between narcissism and productive self-understanding, between passivity and the joy of positive activity.

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Lolita between Adaptation and Interpretation From Nabokov’s Novel and Screenplay to Kubrick’s Film


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English | ISBN: 1443880493 | 2015 | 155 pages | PDF | 573 KB
This book offers a comparative analysis of three versions of Vladimir Nabokovs Lolita: namely, the original novel (1955), the script written by the novelist himself and published as Lolita: A Screenplay (1974), and Stanley Kubricks film based on Lolitas storyline (1962). Kubricks final product oscillates between adaptation and interpretation, as it draws from both Nabokovs novel and script, but also uses the improvisational talents of the cast, eventually rendering the directors firm auteurial hand clearly visible throughout the film. The book analyses how various additions and subtractions made first by Nabokov as a scriptwriter, and later by Kubrick as a movie director, influence the reception of the four main characters: Lolita, Humbert Humbert, Charlotte Haze, and Clare Quilty. The original novels multilayered web of intertextual references among them the works of Edgar Allan Poe and the typically Nabokovian critique of Freudian theories becomes significantly reduced in the script and the film, with Kubrick additionally enriching the film version of the story with cinematic references. While Lolita the novel has been extensively researched and commented upon, and some criticism on the two film versions (Kubricks 1962 production, and Lynes 1997 film) is also available, the scope of Lolita: Between Adaptation and Interpretation includes in its analysis the text of Nabokovs original screenplay, which although ultimately not used by Kubrick provides fascinating insights into how the writer himself envisioned his own creation rendered in a movie adaptation. Kubricks work departs significantly from the contents of both the novel and the screenplay, being closer to an auteurs interpretation of the original piece than its adaptation.

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Inventing Slavonic Cultures of Writing Between Rome and Constantinople


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English | ISBN: 0198891504 | 2024 | 304 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
Few alphabets in the world are actively celebrated, and none more so than the Slavonic. Annually across Eastern Europe, the alphabet and its inventors, Cyril and Methodios, are celebrated with parades, concerts, liturgical services, and public addresses by presidents, ministers, and mayors. Inventing Slavonic: Cultures of Writing Between Rome and Constantinople offers a new reading of the invention of the Slavonic alphabet and its implications. Its premise is simple: namely, that the alphabet was not invented once, but that it continued to be contested and redefined in the century after its creation. However, Inventing Slavonic goes against the grain of modern scholarship and popular common sense, where a stable and fossilized story about Cyril, his brother and companion Methodios, and the alphabet still persists.

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Colonial Vietnam The History of the Division Between North and South Vietnam [Audiobook]


Free Download Charles River Editors, Jim Walsh (Narrator), "Colonial Vietnam: The History of the Division Between North and South Vietnam"
English | ISBN: 9798868742347 | 2023 | M4B@64 kbps | ~02:34:00 | 78 MB
Before the Vietnam War, most Americans would have been hard pressed to locate Vietnam on a map. South Vietnamese President Diệm’s regime was extremely unpopular, and war broke out between Communist North Vietnam and South Vietnam around the end of the 1950s. Kennedy’s administration tried to prop up the South Vietnamese with training and assistance, but the South Vietnamese military was feeble. A month before his death, Kennedy signed a presidential directive withdrawing 1,000 American personnel, and shortly after Kennedy’s assassination, new President Lyndon B. Johnson reversed course, instead opting to expand American assistance to South Vietnam.
The post-analysis of war is a complicated and process that benefits from hindsight, and the involvement of the United States in Vietnam over about a decade was no exception. Never formally declared as a "war," the Vietnam War was not fought in clean lines or with clear missions. Viewers of the evening news listening to the "box score" of killed and wounded each night had at best a hazy notion of what was happening a world away in Southeast Asia. If anything, their leaders were both attentive to reelection and on a certain level were themselves unsure of what was truly taking place. A military draft that sent over 50,000 American soldiers to their deaths was triggered by a resolution sought by President Lyndon B. Johnson in a decision to contain communism in a distant Asian land.

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Life between Two Deaths, 1989-2001 U.S. Culture in the Long Nineties


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2009 | 296 Pages | ISBN: 0822344580 | PDF | 3 MB
Through virtuoso readings of significant works of American film, television, and fiction, Phillip E. Wegner demonstrates that the period between the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 fostered a unique consciousness and represented a moment of immense historical possibilities now at risk of being forgotten in the midst of the "war on terror." Wegner argues that 9/11 should be understood as a form of what Jacques Lacan called the "second death," an event that repeats an earlier "fall," in this instance the collapse of the Berlin Wall. By describing 9/11 as a repetition, Wegner does not deny its significance. Rather, he argues that it was only with the fall of the towers that the symbolic universe of the Cold War was finally destroyed and a true "new world order," in which the United States assumed disturbing new powers, was put into place.Wegner shows how phenomena including the debate on globalization, neoliberal notions of the end of history, the explosive growth of the Internet, the efflorescence of new architectural and urban planning projects, developments in literary and cultural production, new turns in theory and philosophy, and the rapid growth of the antiglobalization movement came to characterize the long nineties. He offers readings of some of the most interesting cultural texts of the era: Don DeLillo’s White Noise; Joe Haldeman’s Forever trilogy; Octavia Butler’s Parable novels; the Terminator films; the movies Fight Club, Independence Day, Cape Fear, and Ghost Dog; and the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In so doing, he illuminates fundamental issues concerning narrative, such as how beginnings and endings are recognized and how relationships between events are constructed.

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Language Policy in Ethiopia The Interplay Between Policy and Practice in Tigray Regional State


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English | EPUB (True) | 2021 | 193 Pages | ISBN : 3030639037 | 1.8 MB
This book examines the interplay and tensions between hegemonic and counter-hegemonic language policy and processes in Tigray, a regional state of Ethiopia, in the period of pre- and post-1991. Viewing language use and language policy as dynamic social and ideological processes, the book presents Ethiopia as an example of language policy creation and implementation over time, in a highly volatile political context.

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History, the Human, and the World Between


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2008 | 286 Pages | ISBN: 0822339544 | PDF | 2 MB
History, the Human, and the World Between is a philosophical investigation of the human subject and its simultaneous implication in multiple and often contradictory ways of knowing. The eminent postcolonial theorist R. Radhakrishnan argues that human subjectivity is always constituted "between": between subjective and objective, temporality and historicity, being and knowing, the ethical and the political, nature and culture, the one and the many, identity and difference, experience and system. In this major study, he suggests that a reconstituted phenomenology has a crucial role to play in mediating between generic modes of knowledge production and an experiential return to life. Keenly appreciative of poststructuralist critiques of phenomenology, Radhakrishnan argues that there is still something profoundly vulnerable at stake in the practice of phenomenology. Radhakrishnan develops his rationale of the "between" through three linked essays where he locates the terms "world," "history," "human," and "subject" between phenomenology and poststructuralism, and in the process sets forth a nuanced reading of the politics of a gendered postcolonial humanism. Critically juxtaposing the works of thinkers such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Adrienne Rich, Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Michel Foucault, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Martin Heidegger, David Harvey, and Ranajit Guha, Radhakrishnan examines the relationship between systems of thought and their worldly situations. History, the Human, and the World Between is a powerful argument for a theoretical perspective that combines the existential urgency of phenomenology with the discursive rigor of poststructuralist practices.

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Between the Dying and the Dead Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalise Euthanasia


Free Download Neal Nicol, "Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalise Euthanasia"
English | 2006 | pages: 288 | ISBN: 1904132723, 1904132820 | PDF | 1,3 mb
Jack Kevorkian is best known for inventing the ‘suicide machine’ and being an outspoken proponent of the right to die with dignity. He has revolutionised the way the world thinks about euthanasia. Until now his story has never been properly told, but in this fully-authorised biography Kevorkian lifts his self-imposed silence through his closest associates. In addition to his work on pioneering ‘living wills’ and the assisted suicide machine, he was nominated for a Nobel Prize for his work in pathology, and a Grammy for his music. Fluent in eight languages and with a genius IQ, Kevorkian’s personal story far exceeds his battle to legalise euthanasia.

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Heidegger’s Entscheidung Decision Between Fate and Destiny


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English | ISBN: 0367341328 | 2020 | 188 pages | EPUB, PDF | 3 MB + 38 MB
This book critically examines the debate on Martin Heidegger’s concept of Entscheidung ("decision") and his engagement and confrontation with Nazism in terms of his broader philosophical thought. It argues that one cannot explain Heidegger’s actions without accounting for his idea of "decision" and its connection to his understanding of individual "fate" and national (and European) "destiny." The book looks at the relation of biography to philosophy and the ethical and political implications of appropriating Heidegger’s thinking in these domains of inquiry. It highlights themes such as Heidegger’s differences with the neo-Kantians in Germany; Heidegger on Kant and practical reason; and his reading of Nietzsche and Hegel. It offers a philosophical assessment grounded in Heidegger’s own texts, with reference to historical and other philosophical commentaries on the rise of National Socialism in post-Weimar Germany and the philosophical issues associated with the interpretation of Nazi genocide and ideology.

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