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By Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin's posthumously released choice of writings on cannabis is an in depth blueprint for a e-book that used to be by no means written--a "truly unprecedented publication approximately hashish," as Benjamin describes it in a letter to his good friend Gershom Scholem. a chain of "protocols of drug experiments," written by way of himself and his co-participants among 1927 and 1934, including brief prose items that he released in the course of his lifetime, On Hashish offers a primarily intimate portrait of Benjamin, venturesome as ever on the finish of the Weimar Republic, and of his detailed kind of proposal.

Consciously putting himself in a practice of literary drug-connoisseurs from Baudelaire to Hermann Hesse, Benjamin regarded to cannabis and different medications for an initiation into what he referred to as "profane illumination." At factor the following, as in all places in Benjamin's paintings, is a brand new manner of seeing, a brand new connection to the standard international. below the impact of cannabis, as time and house develop into inseparable, reports turn into subtly stratified and resonant: we inhabit a couple of aircraft in time. What Benjamin, in his contemporaneous learn of Surrealism, calls "image house" comes vividly to lifestyles during this philosophical immersion within the sensuous.

This English-language version of On Hashish encompasses a component to supplementary materials--drawn from Benjamin's essays, letters, and sketches--relating to cannabis use, in addition to a memory by means of his buddy Jean Selz, which issues an evening of opium-smoking in Ibiza. A preface through Howard Eiland discusses the major motifs of Benjamin's reflections on intoxication.

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Download E-books [(Critical Management Research in Eastern Europe: Managing the Transition )] [Author: Mihaela Kelemen] [Jan-2003] PDF

By Mihaela Kelemen, Monika Kostera

Providing a wealth of recent ethnographic and interview-based research,Critical administration learn in japanese Europe argues that the reform method in valuable and jap Europe has been ruled via the normal 'Western' view of administration perform. in spite of the fact that, this technique overlooks the truth that sure managerial and organizational practices constructed in valuable and japanese Europe should still be applicable and certainly powerful inside of this actual environment. The ebook brings jointly authors from either East and West Europe to judge how the 2 structures can most sensible be harmonized.

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Download E-books Benjamin Now: Critical Encounters with The Arcades Project (Boundary) PDF

By Tom Gunning, Howard Eiland, Henry Sussman, Lindsay Waters, Peter Fenves, Claudia Brodsky Lacour, Peter Wollon, Michael Jennings,

The Arcades undertaking is the incomplete, ultimate paintings of influential cultural theorist, critic, and historian Walter Benjamin. till 1999, this large, unruly manuscript, which supplies a extra entire photo of the range of Benjamin’s paintings than previously to be had, had now not been absolutely translated into English. Benjamin now could be the 1st selection of essays in English to target The Arcades Project.While this crucial text’s identify refers to its ostensible subject—the nineteenth-century procuring arcades of Paris—The Arcades undertaking is a mass of cultural, political, and social fabric provided within the type of an enormous montage. Benjamin Now reconsiders the importance of his theories and writings in mild of this ultimate venture. The individuals amassed during this specified issue—several of whom participated within the translation of The Arcades Project—include best students from smooth tradition and media stories, comparative literature and literary experiences, artwork background, philosophy, cultural experiences, and picture studies.Contributors. T. J. Clark, Howard Eiland, Peter Fenves, Tom Gunning, Michael Jennings, Claudia Brodsky Lacour, Kevin McLaughlin, Philip Rosen, Henry Sussman, Lindsay Waters, Samuel Weber, Peter Wollen

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Download E-books Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism) PDF

Jane Eyre is without doubt one of the so much well-loved and broadly learn works within the canon, renowned at either the highschool and collage degrees. The casebook offers a chain of essays which are lucidly and passionately written, and thoroughly researched and argued whereas nonetheless being obtainable to the overall interpreting public. The anthology is established in 3 sections. the 1st offers 3 total interpretations of the unconventional which are very good examples of the commonest method of Jane Eyre: a interpreting that explores the mental improvement of the novel's eponymous heroine. the second one part will introduce extra novel methods: a feminist interpreting of the radical, an outline of the psyche in Jane Eyre, an outline of Jane in gentle of mid-Victorian discussions of Evangelicism, an research of Jane on the subject of modern debates in regards to the governess, and an exam of the unconventional with regards to colonialist discourse. The final part of the anthology contains essays that supply debts of the familial context out of which Jane Eyre arose, its serious reception, and its literary afterlife.

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Download E-books As You Like It (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations) by William Shakespeare (2003-09-02) PDF

By William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's romantic comedy units up a couple of dualities that are explored yet by no means spoke back, exposing the complexity of human lifestyles that exists among romance and realism, nobleman and commoner, female and male, and extra. The name, William Shakespeare’s As you love It, a part of Chelsea condo Publishers’ glossy severe Interpretations sequence, provides an important 20th-century feedback on William Shakespeare’s As you're keen on It via extracts of severe essays via famous literary critics. This number of feedback additionally contains a brief biography on William Shakespeare, a chronology of the author’s lifestyles, and an introductory essay written through Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale collage.

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