William Blake and the Age of Aquarius

Author: Stephen F. Eisenman,Mark Crosby,Elizabeth Ferrell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 069117525X

Category: Art

Page: 232

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William Blake and the Age of Aquarius / by Stephen F. Eisenman -- Prophets, madmen, and millenarians: Blake and the (counter)culture of the 1790s / by Mark Crosby -- William Blake on the West Coast / Elizabeth Ferrell -- William Blake and art against surveillance / Jacob Henry Leveton -- Building Golgonooza in the Age of Aquarius / John Murphy -- "My teacher in all things": Sendak, Blake, and the visual language of childhood / Mark Crosby -- Blake then and now / W.J.T. Mitchell

William Blake and the Myth of America

From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Author: Linda Freedman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192542761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

View: 1903

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This volume tells the story of William Blake's literary reception in America and suggests that ideas about Blake's poetry and personality helped shape mythopoeic visions of America from the Abolitionists to the counterculture. It links high and low culture and covers poetry, music, theology, and the novel. American writers have turned to Blake to rediscover the symbolic meaning of their country in times of cataclysmic change, terror, and hope. Blake entered American society when slavery was rife and civil war threatened the fragile experiment of democracy. He found his moment in the mid twentieth-century counterculture as left-wing Americans took refuge in the arts at a time of increasingly reactionary conservatism, vicious racism, pervasive sexism, dangerous nuclear competition, and an increasingly unpopular war in Vietnam, the fires of Orc raging against the systems of Urizen. Blake's America, as a symbol of cyclical hope and despair, influenced many Americans who saw themselves as continuing the task of prophecy and vision. Blakean forms of bardic song, aphorism, prophecy, and lament became particularly relevant to a literary tradition which centralised the relationship between aspiration and experience. His interrogations of power and privilege, freedom and form resonated with Americans who repeatedly wrestled with the deep ironies of new world symbolism and sought to renew a Whitmanesque ideal of democracy through affection and openness towards alterity.

Carolee Schneemann

Kinetische Malerei

Author: Sabine Breitwieser,Branden W. Joseph,Mignon Nixon,Ara Osterweil,Judith Rodenbeck,Carolee Schneemann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791355078

Category:

Page: 331

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Nebelmord

Island-Thriller

Author: Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030448

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Sie ist Ingenieurin. Sie ist Schriftstellerin. Sie ist Isländerin. Yrsa Sigurdardóttir ist Islands Nummer1-Bestsellerautorin. Plötzlich fiel ihm wieder ein, wie der Traum endete. Sie waren ursprünglich vier Reisende gewesen. Aber nur zwei kehrten an Land zurück. Nur dumm, dass er sich nicht erinnern konnte, ob er selbst einer von ihnen gewesen war. Die Leuchtturminsel war ein winziger Punkt in den eiskalten und aufgewühlten Wellen des Atlantiks. Hier, auf dieser winzigen Schäre vor Islands Südküste, würden sie eineni Tag und eine Nacht verbringen. Doch in dieser ersten Nacht tobt ein Unwetter, und am nächsten Morgen ist einer von ihnen verschwunden. Zur gleichen Zeit verschwindet in Reykjaviík eine Familie... Der neue Island-Thriller von Yrsa Sigurdardóttir hat alles, was eine nervenzerreißende Lektüre braucht: typisches Island-Flair, spektakuläre Kulisse und eine aufwühlende Geschichte.

Claiming Knowledge

Strategies of Epistemology from Theosophy to the New Age

Author: Olav Hammer

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004136380

Category: Religion

Page: 550

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This volume deals with the transformation of unchurched religious creativity in the late modern West. It analyzes the ways in which the advance of science, globalization and individualism have fundamentally reshaped esoteric religious traditions, from theosophy to the New Age. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.

Flut!

Ein Roman in Bildern

Author: Eric Drooker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783939080848

Category:

Page: 192

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Freitags im Enrico's

Roman

Author: Don Carpenter

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608100865

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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In den wilden Tagen der Beat Generation trifft sich die Bohème von San Francisco jeden Freitag im Enrico's, um nächtelang zu trinken und zu diskutieren. Die jungen Schriftsteller sind voller Tatendrang und Lust, das Leben in all seinen Facetten zu ergründen. Der Roman fängt nostalgisch eine Epoche ein, in der alles möglich schien und die Welt sich dennoch weiterdrehte. Während ganz Kalifornien dem Sommer der Liebe entgegenfiebert, ringen vier aufstrebende Literaten um ihren ganz persönlichen Erfolg: Die 19-jährige Jaime ist die Tochter eines Journalisten und hat das Schreiben im Blut. Ganz im Gegensatz zu ihrem Verlobten Charlie, einem Veteran aus Korea, der verbissen an seinem großen Kriegsepos arbeitet. Die beiden sind befreundet mit dem Müßiggänger Dick, der sich auf dem Erfolg einer einzigen Kurzgeschichte ausruht, die der Playboy veröffentlicht hat. Eines Nachts gesellt sich der Einbrecher und Juwelendieb Stan zu ihnen, der ein außergewöhnliches Talent für das Verfassen von Groschenromanen offenbart. Gemeinsam lachen und streiten sie, ohne zu merken, dass um sie herum eine Dekade zu Ende geht.

Die Herren von Hermiston

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849624722

Category:

Page: 227

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Die Herren von Hermiston (Weir of Hermiston) ist ein unvollendeter Roman von Robert Louis Stevenson, der im Jahr 1896 postum veröffentlicht wurde. Die Handlung ist in Edinburgh und Umgebung angesiedelt und spielt zur Zeit der Napoleonischen Kriege. Protagonist ist Archie Weir, der Sohn des Lord Oberrichters Adam Weir, dessen Vorbild der berüchtigte „Henkerrichter“ Robert MacQueen Lord Braxfield (1722–1799) ist. Nach einer öffentlichen Kritik am Vater wird Archie auf das Familiengut Hermiston verbannt, wo er sich in die Nichte der Haushälterin Kirstie (Christina) verliebt ... (aus wikipedia.de)

Astrology and Popular Religion in the Modern West

Prophecy, Cosmology and the New Age Movement

Author: Dr Nicholas Campion

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409461491

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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This book explores an area of contemporary religion, spirituality and popular culture which has not so far been investigated in depth, the phenomenon of astrology in the modern west. Locating modern astrology historically and sociologically in its religious, New Age and millenarian contexts, Nicholas Campion considers astrology's relation to modernity and draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews with leading modern astrologers to present an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the origins and nature of New Age ideology. This book challenges the notion that astrology is either 'marginal' or a feature of postmodernism. Concluding that astrology is more popular than the usual figures suggest, Campion argues that modern astrology is largely shaped by New Age thought, influenced by the European Millenarian tradition, that it can be seen as an heir to classical Gnosticism and is part of the vernacular religion of the modern west.

Vertraute Dinge, fremde Dinge

Essays

Author: Teju Cole

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446254323

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Teju Cole betrachtet Kunst, wie er die Welt betrachtet: mit dem Blick eines unsystematischen Historikers, der zunächst beobachtet, beschreibt, das Offensichtliche betrachtet, um zum weniger Offensichtlichen vorzudringen, das darunter liegt. Seine Essays handeln vom Unterwegssein, von politischer Moral, von Rassismus und von dem, was ihn geistig nährt, ob Essays von Baldwin, Gedichte von Tranströmer oder neue Meister der Fotografie auf Instagram. Und immer wieder zieht er erhellende Verbindungen, von der konkreten Gegenwart zur Dichtung, von der Geschichte zur Kunst. "Vertraute Dinge, fremde Dinge" offenbart den Reichtum von Teju Coles Interessen, hier findet er zum poetischen Kern seines Denkens und Schreibens.

Gay men and the Left in post-war Britain

How the personal got political

Author: Lucy Robinson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 184779663X

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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Available in paperback for the first time, his book demonstrates how the personal became political in post-war Britain, and argues that attention to gay activism can help us to fundamentally rethink the nature of post-war politics. While the Left were fighting among themselves and the reformists were struggling with the limits of law reform, gay men started organising for themselves, first individually within existing organisations and later rejecting formal political structures altogether. Culture, performance and identity took over from economics and class struggle, as gay men worked to change the world through the politics of sexuality. Throughout the post-war years, the new cult of the teenager in the 1950s, CND and the counter-culture of the 1960s, gay liberation, feminism, the Punk movement and the miners' strike of 1984 all helped to build a politics of identity. There is an assumption among many of today's politicians that young people are apathetic and disengaged. This book argues that these politicians are looking in the wrong place. People now feel that they can impact the world through the way in which they live, shop, have sex and organise their private lives. Robinson shows that gay men and their politics have been central to this change in the post-war world.

Religion and American Education

Rethinking a National Dilemma

Author: Warren A. Nord

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617455

Category: Education

Page: 502

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Warren Nord's thoughtful book tackles an issue of great importance in contemporary America: the role of religion in our public schools and universities. According to Nord, public opinion has been excessively polarized by those religious conservatives who would restore religious purposes and practices to public education and by those secular liberals for whom religion is irrelevant to everything in the curriculum. While he maintains that public schools and universities must not promote religion, he also argues that there are powerful philosophical, political, moral, and constitutional reasons for requiring students to study religion. Indeed, only if religion is included in the curriculum will students receive a truly liberal education, one that takes seriously a variety of ways of understanding the human experience. Intended for a broad audience, Nord's comprehensive study encompasses American history, constitutional law, educational theory and practice, theology, philosophy, and ethics. It also discusses a number of current, controversial issues, including multiculturalism, moral education, creationism, academic freedom, and the voucher and school choice movements.

Insights for the Age of Aquarius

A Handbook for Religious Sanity

Author: Gina Cerminara

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835604833

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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General semantics reveals ambiguities in the Bible.

Kafka

Die frühen Jahre

Author: Reiner Stach

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031584

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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DER ABSCHLUSS DER GROSSEN KAFKA-BIOGRAPHIE »Das Beste, was in diesem Genre hervorgebracht werden kann. Selbst ein Roman.« Imre Kertész Nach den fulminant gefeierten ersten zwei Bänden seiner Kafka-Biographie schließt Reiner Stach sein großes Werk mit Kafkas Kindheit und Jugend, Studium und ersten Berufsjahren ab. Die Entfaltung von Kafkas Sprachtalent, seine Bildungserlebnisse, die Reifung seiner Sexualität und nicht zuletzt die Auseinandersetzung mit neuen Technologien und Medien sind die entscheidenden Wegmarken. Reiner Stachs Kafka-Biographie genießt schon jetzt den Ruf eines internationalen Standardwerks, das die Möglichkeiten der literarischen Biographie neu ausgelotet hat. Erneut bietet Reiner Stach ein erzählerisch dichtes und farbiges Panorama der Zeit und zugleich die einfühlsame Studie eines außergewöhnlichen Menschen. Das Gesamtwerk: Kafka. Die frühen Jahre (1883 - 1910) Kafka. Die Jahre der Entscheidung (1910 - 1915) Kafka. Die Jahre der Erkenntnis (1916 - 1924)

The F*ckhead Guide to Astrology

Author: F-ckhead,C. Evan Montemayor

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595347959

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

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The F*ckhead Guide to Astrology is the ultimate antidote for all you boring yuppies, neo-hipsters and punk wannabes who think there might be some validity to spirituality/western philosophy/astrology but are just too fed up with the WE-ARE-ONE, GOD-IS-LOVE, WE-ARE-ALL-GOD-N-WE-ARE-ALL-LOVE post-hippie claptrap still controlling the market, and all who wanna barf at the mention of L. Ron Hubbard (we feel you).In under 200 pages, underground author/Tourette's Syndrome survivor F*CKHEAD lovingly yet ruthlessly dissects the pop psychology dumping ground that is Astrology: signs are described, signs are decried, signs are dismantled, F*ckhead tells you how to pick up chicks (assuming, of course, you somehow know their signs to begin with, in which case you probably wouldn't need his help) and Tom Hanks is made fun of. HILARITY ENSUES. The F*ckhead Guide to Astrology is absolutely guaranteed to heal marriages, tame children, cure lepers, end hunger, establish world peace etc. (though we are still waiting on endorsement from Dr. Phil). Literarily, kinda bullshit but a helluva lot better than blowing your money on "How to Spot A Bastard By His Star Sign". So buy it now, suckers, 'cause if you keep standing in the New Age section the clerks are gonna stare at you.

Kain

Roman

Author: José Saramago

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442742868

Category:

Page: 174

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