The Temptation of Despair

Author: Werner Sollors
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674052439
Category: History
Page: 390
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Discusses the time in Germany right after World War II when the country was dealing with the physical, emotional, and mental scars of obliterated cities, hungry refugees, and Nazi war crimes.

The temptation of despair

a study of the Quebec novelist André Langevin
Author: David J. Bond
Publisher: York Pr
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 72
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“Disdeining life, desiring leaue to die”. Spenser and the Psychology of Despair

Author: Paola Baseotto
Publisher: ibidem-Verlag / ibidem Press
ISBN: 3838255674
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 194
View: 8622
Paola Baseotto’s important study stresses death’s ubiquity as a concept in Spenser’s works, always present in intimate relation to life, whether in the recurring, disturbing, figures of “deathwishers,” characters who seem to belong as much to the dead as the living, or as a perspective, challenging both characters and readers, to reassess their own apprehension of death and the way in which it shapes our lives. Baseotto’s analyses of Spenser’s “deathwishers” and “living dead” focus our attention on some of the most compelling and distinctive images in Spenser’s work, illuminating our understanding of their power and significance through a combination of detailed attention to language and context, and a thoroughly informed understanding of contemporaneous religious ideas and attitudes. Through close and sensitive study of Spenser’s writing from The Shepheardes Calender, through The Faerie Queene, to such little discussed poems as The Ruines of Time and Daphnaida in Complaints, Baseotto establishes the centrality, the subtlety and the distinctiveness of Spenser’s figuring of death. Baseotto’s study offers us a new and illuminating understanding of an aspect of Spenser’s writing that is fundamental, but which has been strangely neglected in recent decades. – Elizabeth Heale (Senior Lecturer, University of Reading)Author of The Faerie Queene: A Reader’s Guide (Cambridge University Press, 1987, 1999) and Autobiography and Authorship in Renaissance Verse (Palgrave, 2003).Exhaustive and succinct, rigorous and readable, Baseotto examines Spenser’s obsession with death, and shows us what a remarkable, independent and surprisingly modern sensibility he had. Here is a Spenser who engages our sympathies with unexpected intensity.– Tim Parks (Lecturer, IULM University, Milan) Novelist and frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books.

Habit of Despair

Author: Robert Barclay
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514424355
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
View: 6005
This romance is cast in the turbulent times of Ferdinand and Isabella in the early years of their reign. As the two young monarchs struggle to curb the nobility, reform the church, and reconcile the minorities, the king and queen are beset with special interests, rampant corruption, and political forces that resist the changes that will soon make Spain the premier power in Europe. In the context of this changing world, Ricardo D’Quintillion and his sister, Maria, struggle to support their monarchs while dealing with the passions and intrigue that beset their lives and threaten to bring ruin down upon them. Ricardo, newly appointed to lead the Hermandad, a top civil-military post, is given responsibility for maintaining law and order and bringing the lawless aristocracy under control. Maria is left to run the estate but soon finds herself masquerading to find her brother’s estranged fiancée. She stumbles onto a secret religious order seeking to establish the Inquisition. As the siblings struggle to serve, their strong passions create stumbling blocks that impede them from accomplishing their goals.

The Temptation of Your Touch

Author: Teresa Medeiros
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439170746
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 6167
Hell hath no fury like a bridegroom scorned in this scintillating romantic adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author TERESA MEDEIROS Maximillian Burke prides himself on being the man every mother wants her daughter to marry, but after his scoundrel brother steals his bride, Max decides there’s more satisfaction in being a rogue than a gentleman. He flees London for lonely Cadgwyck Manor, and though the tumbledown estate comes complete with a ghost, it’s Max’s no-nonsense housekeeper who haunts his dreams. Prim and proper Anne Spencer could do without a new master, especially one as gorgeous and temperamental as the Earl of Dravenwood. Even as she schemes to be rid of him, she is irresistibly drawn into his muscular embrace. But when Max vows to solve the mystery of the White Lady of Cadgwyck, he risks both their hearts and tempts them to surrender to a pleasure as delicious as it is dangerous.

Orwell and the Politics of Despair

A Critical Study of the Writings of George Orwell
Author: Alok Rai
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521397476
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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Drawing on a wide range of Orwell's writing Rai charts his progression from rebellion through reconciliation to despair.

The Temptations of St. Ed & Brother S

Author: Frank Bergon
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874172263
Category: Fiction
Page: 305
View: 4637
In the mid-1990s, two monks struggling to follow the fifteen-hundred-year-old traditions of Christian monasticism find themselves in conflict with the U.S. Department of Energy as they protect their tiny hermitage from a proposed nuclear-waste dump.

The temptation of our blessed Lord. A ser. of lectures

Author: Thomas Tunstall Smith
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Highway of Despair

Critical Theory After Hegel
Author: Robyn Marasco
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538898
Category: Philosophy
Page: 240
View: 7431
Hegel's "highway of despair," introduced in his Phenomenology of Spirit, is the tortured path traveled by "natural consciousness" on its way to freedom. Despair, the passionate residue of Hegelian critique, also indicates fugitive opportunities for freedom and preserves the principle of hope against all hope. Analyzing the works of an eclectic cast of thinkers, Robyn Marasco considers the dynamism of despair as a critical passion, reckoning with the forms of historical life forged along Hegel's highway. The Highway of Despair follows Theodor Adorno, Georges Bataille, and Frantz Fanon as they each read, resist, and reconfigure a strand of thought in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Confronting the twentieth-century collapse of a certain revolutionary dialectic, these thinkers struggle to revalue critical philosophy and recast Left Hegelianism within the contexts of genocidal racism, world war, and colonial domination. Each thinker also re-centers the role of passion in critique. Arguing against more recent trends in critical theory that promise an escape from despair, Marasco shows how passion frustrates the resolutions of reason and faith. Embracing the extremism of what Marx, in the spirit of Hegel, called the "ruthless critique of everything existing," she affirms the contemporary purchase of radical critical theory, resulting in a passionate approach to political thought.

The Souls of Black Folk

The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois
Author: W. E. B. Du Bois
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199384142
Category: History
Page: 176
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W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois's sociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, and several works of history. "Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century." More than one hundred years after its first publication in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk remains possibly the most important book ever penned by a black American. This collection of previously published essays and one short story, on topics varying from history to sociology to music to religion, expounds on the African American condition and life behind the "Veil," the world outside of the white experience in America. This important collection holds a mirror up to the face of black America, revealing its complete form, slavery, Jim Crow, and all. With a series introduction by editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Arnold Rampersad, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.

W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

Author: Stephanie J. Shaw
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469609673
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 6509
In this book, Stephanie J. Shaw brings a new understanding to one of the great documents of American and black history. While most scholarly discussions of The Souls of Black Folk focus on the veils, the color line, double consciousness, or Booker T. Washington, Shaw reads Du Bois' book as a profoundly nuanced interpretation of the souls of black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Demonstrating the importance of the work as a sociohistorical study of black life in America through the turn of the twentieth century and offering new ways of thinking about many of the topics introduced in Souls, Shaw charts Du Bois' successful appropriation of Hegelian idealism in order to add America, the nineteenth century, and black people to the historical narrative in Hegel's philosophy of history. Shaw adopts Du Bois' point of view to delve into the social, cultural, political, and intellectual milieus that helped to create The Souls of Black Folk.

The African American Odyssey

Author: Bilal R. Muhammad
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467035125
Category: History
Page: 228
View: 6074
The African American Odyssey is a literary compilation of a portrait combined with a strong compelling chronological history and discussion of the African American plight, from an African American perspective. It also entails many significant aspects of African American struggles, achievements and wondering about in a country that adamantly refuses to see African Americans. Propelled by enthusiasm, anguish, and deep concern for the magnitude of social and economic despaired conditions African Americans find themselves in today, the author is obsessed with confronting the pervassive challenges of systemic and institutionalized white supremacy, unjustified evil racist oppression, suffering and unnecessary social and economic misery perpetrated against African Americans by a hatefully hostile government determined to marginalize or exterminate them. Exasperatingly, Muhammad expressively takes the reader on a journey through centuries of convoluted wondering while illustrating to them, the events that produced the African American experience. He conclusively shares his hope, skepticism and cautious optimism for the future of African Americans.

Essays in Interpretation

Author: S.Viswanathan
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
ISBN: 9788176257374
Category: English literature
Page: 236
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John Pascal, Or, The Temptations of the Poor

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Honesty
Page: 12
View: 3772

The mystery of the Temptation, lectures

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Du Bois on Religion

Author: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742504219
Category: Philosophy
Page: 209
View: 6971
W.E.B. Du Bois shaped 20th century America to an extent rivaled by few others. The first black to receive a Ph. D. from Harvard, he helped create the discipline of sociology and was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Martin Luther King, Jr. called Du Bois "a gifted discoverer of social truths." But until now little academic attention has been paid to his insights on religion or to how religious commitments shaped his views of race, rights and justice. Phil Zuckerman here gathers together Du Bois's writings on religion, and makes a compelling case for Du Bois to be recognized among the leading sociologists of religion. Du Bois on Religion includes selections from his well-known works such as The Souls of Black Folks to poems, prayers, stories and speeches less widely available. Brief, helpful introductions preface each of the twenty-six selections. Also, a general introduction traces Du Bois's move from church-attending Christian to relentless critic of religion and evaluates Du Bois's contributions to the study of religion. Du Bois on Religion is an important text for sociologists or for anyone interested in the history of race and religion in the United States.

Women's Worlds in Seventeenth-Century England

A Sourcebook
Author: Patricia Crawford,Laura Gowing
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113473090X
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 8786
Womens Worlds in England presents a unique collection of source materials on womens lives in sixteenth and seventeenth century England. The book introduces a wonderfully diverse group of women and a series of voices that have rarely been heard in history, Drawing on unpublished, archival materials, the book explores women's: * experiences of work, sex, marriage and motherhood * beliefs and spirituality * political activities * relationships * mental worlds. In a time when few women could write, this book reveals the multitude of ways in which their voices have left traces in the written record, and deepens our understanding of womens lives in the past.

A Philosophy of Human Hope

Author: J.J. Godfrey
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400934998
Category: Philosophy
Page: 272
View: 8431
Few reference works in philosophy have articles on hope. Few also are systematic or large-scale philosophical studies of hope. Hope is admitted to be important in people's lives, but as a topic for study, hope has largely been left to psychologists and theologians. For the most part philosophers treat hope en passant. My aim is to outline a general theory of hope, to explore its structure, forms, goals, reasonableness, and implications, and to trace the implications of such a theory for atheism or theism. What has been written is quite disparate. Some see hope in an individualistic, often existential, way, and some in a social and political way. Hope is proposed by some as essentially atheistic, and by others as incomprehensible outside of one or another kind of theism. Is it possible to think consistently and at the same time comprehensively about the phenomenon of human hoping? Or is it several phenomena? How could there be such diverse understandings of so central a human experience? On what rational basis could people differ over whether hope is linked to God? What I offer here is a systematic analysis, but one worked out in dialogue with Ernst Bloch, Immanuel Kant, and Gabriel Marcel. Ernst Bloch of course was a Marxist and officially an atheist, Gabriel Marcel a Christian theist, and Immanuel Kant was a theist, but not in a conventional way.

Dasein als Versuchung

Author: Emile M. Cioran
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783608939569
Page: 260
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Francis of Assisi

The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint
Author: Andre Vauchez
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300184921
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 415
View: 6122
A biography of the saint as both mystic and man: “The single best book about Francis now available in English” (Commonweal). In this towering work, Andre Vauchez draws on the vast body of scholarship on Francis of Assisi, particularly the important research of recent decades, to create a complete and engaging portrait of the saint. He also explores how the memory of Francis was shaped by contemporaries who recollected him in their writings, and completes the book by setting “il Poverello” in the context of his time, bringing to light what was new, surprising, and even astonishing in the life and vision of this man. The first part of the book is a fascinating reconstruction of Francis’s life and work. The second and third parts deal with the texts—hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, personal testimonies, etc.—of writers who recorded aspects of Francis’s life and movement as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to construct a portrait of Francis relevant to their concerns. Finally, Vauchez explores those aspects of Francis’s life, personality, and spiritual vision that were unique to him, including his experience of God, his approach to nature, his understanding and use of Scripture, and his impact on culture as well as culture’s impact on him. “Considered one of the great spiritual leaders of humankind, Francis of Assisi was also a man of many faces and personas: ascetic, the founder of a religious order, a romantic hero, a mystic, a defender of the poor, a promoter of peace. But as Vauchez emphasizes—and this biography constantly reminds us—Francis was also a flesh-and-blood human being . . . A bracing, erudite account of a mystic’s life.” —Booklist