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by Jasminka Marić
“Philosophy in ‘Hamlet’” is a revised, updated and enlarged version of the magister’s thesis which was successfully defended at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts of Belgrade University in 2012, as the first thesis on “Hamlet”. On the basis of the study of “Hamlet” by Lev S. Vygotsky, the book “Philosophy in ‘Hamlet’” points out the philosophical problems set in Shakespeare’s enigmatic tragedy: the problem of b... more
by Jonathan Salem BaskinThis book will change the way you talk about technology. Baskin has spent the past three years documenting the latest innovations in artificial intelligence, autonomous cars, smart cities, and new uses for big data, though always asking the same questions: Who asked for it? Who does it impact? What does it really cost? In a series of witty, biting essays posted on his blog, A Cross of Silicon, he's found answers to those questions incomplete or, just as often, utterly unavailable or unfat... more
by L.M. BennettL.M. Bennett is a late-bloomer who began dating at the age of thirty-five after bariatric surgery. She found herself twenty years behind the dating curve, navigating body issues, and matched with people who had been playing the game longer and harder than her. The Accidental Tsundere is a humorous, painfully honest summary of her missteps and often sardonic observations of “on the job” training. Advice includes LGBT-friendly tips on how to identify the dreaded F-Boy Classic, weed out bored house... more
by DR. R. PrabhakaranThirukkural is an ancient Tamil literature. It covers all aspects of human life. It has been translated into 38 languages of the world. In English alone, there are more than 50 translations of Thirukkural. It emphasizes that virtue and righteousness should be the basis of all human endeavors. It is considered as a practical guide to the “Art of Living”. The book is secular in nature. The ideas of Thiruvalluvar are eternally valid and universally applicable. Dr. Prabhakaran is an avid enthusias... more
Fate Came Calling: A Young Man's Journey Became a Lifetime of Adventure. Based on the Life of Warren Vestby Kurt BryanFate Came Calling: As a young farmer and freshman student at the University of Missouri, Warren Vest was unexpectedly chosen to transport a new species of animal to a continent on the other side of the world. His remarkable journey led to a series of events that altered the course of his life from farming to becoming an incredible pilot and airline executive. His strong leadership and outstanding contributions changed the lives of countless others along the way. Whenever fate came calling, Warr... more
by Bradley LaidmanI know more about John Lennon's life and work than practically anybody. At least I think I do. We will see if people will give my piece a chance
by Vickie McGillisKatie Munson was a struggling, poor young mother with four small children. At just 22 years of age, and freshly divorced, Katie had relocated her young family to their new home in a small rural town in southeastern Minnesota. In the comfort of her new surroundings, Katie presumed that she, along with her son and three baby girls, were safe from harm’s way. She believed they had escaped the iniquity from her past and were free to begin a renewed and happy life together. December 2, 1967, was a ve... more
by Al MonroeFor many years now, I have wanted to write about my life, and especially about some of the people in my life. I’m sorry to say that due to my lack of faith in my writing skills, I gave up many times. In those days, I thought I wouldn’t live past sixty years old, but here I am—ninety years old, and still going strong. Well, not so strong, but people are surprised when I tell them how old I am! And would you believe it—due to the encouragement of a few of my family, friends, VA doctors, nurses, an... more
by Susanna JanssenWordstruck! entertains and enriches with a wealth of humorous, insightful revelations on language and cultures. Dive in anywhere and delve into everything from cockney slang to terms of endearment around the world; from pungent Shakespearean insults to foreign translations gone riotously bad; from the intriguing origins of “hello” as a phone greeting to why we speak English using several hundred Arabic words. Discover fascinating word origins, fall in love with metaphors and malapropisms (and ev... more
by Ellary EddyThis is not an average memoir. This is not a how-to book. This is a what-if book. A ‘what-if you could look at life as an intellectual-adventure’ book. In a vein at once playful, philosophical and lyrical, artist Ellary Eddy builds a provocative case for the value of self-inquiry, authenticity, and radical astonishment at the marvel of existence. Riffing in a non-linear style off her trajectory as a rambunctious, rebellious young woman growing through adulthood, the author explores the elusi... more
by Charles CampiseThis book is a collection of the author’s favorite experiences of driving passengers who use the ride-sharing mode of transportation. Stories are limited to his experiences in the region in and around Austin, Texas and other communities in the central part of the state for more than three years, beginning in June 2014. The book often mentions the stories he told his passengers about the history of the region. He tells some of his own life experiences and his personal connections with the cities ... more
by Subhajit KharaWhether you are a college student who wants to master the art of writing or an IT professional who aims to publish a personal book, this article is made for you. No wordiness, no useless advice. Let us get started. Kind of a perfect introduction to “how to start writing a book” guide, is not it?
Dear reader, first and foremost, remember that there is no such thing as “Start writing a book in 15 minutes” guide or “steps to writing a book in 3 days”. It is the same as “how to lose 15 po... more
by Edwin WongThe Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy presents a profoundly original theory of drama that speaks to modern audiences living in an increasingly volatile world driven by artificial intelligence, gene editing, globalization, and mutual assured destruction ideologies. Tragedy, according to risk theatre, puts us face to face with the unexpected implications of our actions by simulating the profound impact of highly improbable events. In this book, classicist Edwin Wong shows how tragedy imitates reali... more
by H.L. SudlerWhat have you learned from your life? What will you take with you when you die? Through this heartfelt, humorous, inspirational, and oftentimes brutally honest collection of essays, PATHS Humanitarian Writing Award winner H.L. Sudler embarks upon a journey of self-discovery in his quest to define what it truly means to be a patriarch in the wake of his father's death. Searching for answers among tales of love and war, triumph and losses, religious awakening and personal evolution, Sudler begs th... more
by Lawrence Tallentire
Biography of Leo Frijda, born August 1923 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, executed by Nazi firing squad as a resistance fighter on the North Sea coast October 1943 aged just twenty. Precisely because he was an unlikely hero of the Dutch resistance - a friend recalls how he must have 'won a great battle within himself, because he was by nature a rather frightened boy ' - Leo is all the more a hero.
Points of Intersection: Meeting Paul Bowles, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Robert Graves, Pauline Réage & Othersby Gregory StephensonConversations with authors. An autobiographical essay about living abroad.