The Spectator


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Wonder Beyond Belief

On Christianity
Author: Navid Kermani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509514872
Category: Art
Page: 272
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What happens when one of Germany's most important writers, himself a Muslim, immerses himself in the world of Christian art? In this book, Navid Kermani is awestruck by a religion full of sacrifice and lamentation, love and wonder, the irrational and the unfathomable, the deeply human and the divine – a Christianity that today’s Christians rarely speak of so earnestly, boldly and enthusiastically. With the open-minded curiosity of a non-believer – or rather a believer in another faith – Kermani engages with Christian art in its great richness and diversity. The result is an enchanting reflection which reinvests in Christianity both its spectacular beauty and its terror. Kermani struggles with the cross, falls in love at the sight of Mary, experiences the Orthodox Mass and appreciates the greatness of St Francis. He teaches us to see the questions of our present-day lives in the pictures of old masters such as Botticelli, Caravaggio and Rembrandt – not with lectures on art history or theology, but with an intelligent eye for the essential details and the underlying relations to seemingly remote worlds, to literature and to mystical Islam. Kermani's poetic school of seeing draws us in as we are carried along by his unique perspective on Christianity, rekindling our interest in great art at the same time. We are captivated by his unique and brilliant Islamic reading of the West.

The Spectator Book of Wit, Humour and Mischief


Author: Marcus Berkmann
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 1408707446
Category: Humor
Page: 480
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Approaching its 200th birthday in the rudest of health, the Spectator is known for the quality of its writing and the deep eccentricity of some of its writers. Given the freedom to say what they want, they take that freedom and more, and the result is original, provocative, often very funny, sometimes plain wrong. From Jeffrey Bernard's reports from the Soho frontline and Auberon Waugh fulminating about hamburger gases in the early 1990s, we encounter in turn the wild stream of consciousness of Deborah Ross's restaurant reviews, the pinpoint etiquette advice of Mary Killen, Rod Liddle's frothing but elegantly sculpted outrage and the magazine's secret weapon, low life adventurer Jeremy Clarke. This bumper selection, which also includes eminent diarists, mad letter-writers and Boris Johnson, amounts to a masterclass in comic writing, lovingly compiled and edited by Marcus Berkmann, who still can't believe he wrote a monthly pop column for the magazine for twenty-eight years without being fired.

The Spectator


Author: Peter Wilson ((Dublín))
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The Spectators


Author: N.A
Publisher: Nobrow Press
ISBN: 9781907704758
Category: Art
Page: 128
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What if we are merely shadows, our characters defined by a simple inflection of light ? The realm of possibilities opens up, because in our world we are nothing but spectators. Victor Hussenot is a French artist who has twice been nominated for Angouleme's Young Talent Award. He has previously published three graphic novels in France, The Spectators will be his first English language publication.

The Spectator. no. 1-314


Author: Joseph Addison
Publisher: N.A
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The Spectator

A New Ed., Reproducing the Original Text, Both as First Issued and as Corr., by Its Authors. With Introd., Notes and Index
Author: Henry Morley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English essays
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The Spectator


Author: Joseph Addison,Sir Richard Steele,William Bond
Publisher: N.A
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The Spectator


Author: Alexander Chalmers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English essays
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The Spectator

Emerging Discourses
Author: Donald J. Newman
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 0874139104
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 313
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The Spectator: Emerging Discourses brings together a distinguished coterie of international scholars who take a fresh look at this influential eighteenth-century English periodical. Taking advantage of the insights provided by such critical perspectives as new historicism, postcolonialism, psychology, postmodernism and cultural studies, and by such theorists as Michel Foucault and Jurgen Habermas, the scholars represented herein offer new insights into The Spectator's relation to the changing society that influenced it-and that it in turn influenced.

The Spectator

A World War II Bomber Pilot's Journal of the Artist as Warrior
Author: David Zellmer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275962869
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 128
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A memoir in journal form of an airman's experiences in the South Pacific during the Second World War and his transformation from fledgling dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company to B-24 bomber pilot.

The Ironic Spectator

Solidarity in the Age of Post-Humanitarianism
Author: Lilie Chouliaraki
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745664334
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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WINNER of the 2015 ICA Outstanding Book Award This path-breaking book explores how solidarity towards vulnerable others is performed in our media environment. It argues that stories where famine is described through our own experience of dieting or or where solidarity with Africa translates into wearing a cool armband tell us about much more than the cause that they attempt to communicate. They tell us something about the ways in which we imagine the world outside ourselves. By showing historical change in Amnesty International and Oxfam appeals, in the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts, in the advocacy of Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie as well as in earthquake news on the BBC, this far-reaching book shows how solidarity has today come to be not about conviction but choice, not vision but lifestyle, not others but ourselves – turning us into the ironic spectators of other people’s suffering.

The Spectator


Author: George Gregory Smith
Publisher: N.A
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Packing My Library

An Elegy and Ten Digressions
Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300235496
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 160
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A best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries In June 2015 Alberto Manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France’s Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Packing up his enormous, 35,000†‘volume personal library, choosing which books to keep, store, or cast out, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, books and collectors, order and disorder, memory and reading. In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries. Manguel’s musings range widely, from delightful reflections on the idiosyncrasies of book lovers to deeper analyses of historic and catastrophic book events, including the burning of ancient Alexandria’s library and contemporary library lootings at the hands of ISIS. With insight and passion, the author underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic, civilized, and engaged society.

The Spectator: no. 395-473; June 3, 1712-Sept. 2, 1712


Author: Joseph Addison,Sir Richard Steele
Publisher: N.A
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The Spectator, in Miniature

Being the Principal ... Essays in that Publication Compressed Into Two Volumes
Author: Francis Prevost,Francis William Blagdon
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The Spectator

With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and Explanatory Notes
Author: Sir Richard Steele,Joseph Addison
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Spectator (London, England : 1711)
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The Book of Joan

A Novel
Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062383299
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 The 25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, Elle Magazine The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed 50 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2017, Nylon Magazine 33 New Books to Read in 2017, The Huffington Post Most Anticipated, The Great 2017 Book Preview, The Millions New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice National Bestseller “Brilliant and incendiary. . . . Radically new, full of maniacal invention and page-turning momentum. . . .Yuknavitch has exhibited a rare gift for writing that concedes little in its quest to be authentic, meaningful and relevant. By adding speculative elements to The Book of Joan, she reaches new heights with even higher stakes: the death or life of our planet.” — Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times Book Review (cover review) “Stunning. . . . Yuknavitch understands that our collective narrative can either destroy or redeem us, and the outcome depends not just on who’s telling it, but also on who’s listening.” — O, The Oprah Magazine “[A] searing fusion of literary fiction and reimagined history and science-fiction thriller and eco-fantasy. . . Yuknavitch is a bold and ecstatic writer.” — NPR Books “[The Book of Joan] offers a wealth of pathos, with plenty of resonant excruciations and some disturbing meditations on humanity’s place in creation . . . [It] concludes in a bold and satisfying apotheosis like some legend out of The Golden Bough and reaffirms that even amid utter devastation and ruin, hope can still blossom.” — Washington Post The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offers a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine—a reimagined Joan of Arc—poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel. In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet’s now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule—galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth. When de Men and his armies turn Joan into a martyr, the consequences are astonishing. And no one—not the rebels, Jean de Men, or even Joan herself—can foresee the way her story and unique gift will forge the destiny of an entire world for generations. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places—even at the extreme end of post-human experience—Lidia Yuknavitch’s The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.

The Spectator: no. 474-555; Sept. 3, 1712-Dec. 6, 1712


Author: Joseph Addison,Sir Richard Steele
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The Spectator

An American Weekly Review of Insurance
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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Insurance
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