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  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Genre : Composers
  • Rating : 4.7/5 (847 Download)

Read and Download Julian Barnes book The Noise of Time in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Noise of Time. This book was released on 2017-01-03 with total page 196 pages. Book excerpt: 'BARNES'S MASTERPIECE' - OBSERVER In May 1937 a man in his early thirties waits by the lift of a Leningrad apartment block. He waits all through the night, expecting to be taken away to the Big House. Any celebrity he has known in the previous decade is no use to him now. And few who are taken to the Big House ever return. 'Stunning' Sunday Times 'A profound meditation on power and the relationship of art and powera It is a masterpiece of sympathetic understandinga I don't think Barnes has written a finer, more truthful or more profound book' Scotsman 'A tour de force by a master novelist at the top of his game' Daily Express

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  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (19 Download)

Read and Download Julian Barnes book The Noise of Time in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Noise of Time. This book was released on 2017-06-13 with total page 0 pages. Book excerpt: From the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending comes an extraordinary fictional portrait of the relentlessly fascinating Russian musician and composer Dmitri Shostakovich and a stunning meditation on the meaning of art and its place in society. • “Brilliant…. As elegantly constructed as a concerto.” —NPR 1936: Dmitri Shostakovich, just thirty years old, reckons with the first of three conversations with power that will irrevocably shape his life. Stalin, hitherto a distant figure, has suddenly denounced the young composer’s latest opera. Certain he will be exiled to Siberia (or, more likely, shot dead on the spot), Shostakovich reflects on his predicament, his personal history, his parents, his daughter—all of those hanging in the balance of his fate. And though a stroke of luck prevents him from becoming yet another casualty of the Great Terror, he will twice more be swept up by the forces of despotism: coerced into praising the Soviet state at a cultural conference in New York in 1948, and finally bullied into joining the Party in 1960. All the while, he is compelled to constantly weigh the specter of power against the integrity of his music.

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Read and Download Osip Mandelʹshtam book The Noise of Time in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Noise of Time. This book was released on 2002 with total page 249 pages. Book excerpt: Osip Mandelstam has come to be seen as a central figure in European modernism. This volume includes his autobiographical sketches, The Noise of Time; his novella The Egyptian Stamp; Fourth Prose; and his travel memoirs. There are essays by Clarence Brown.

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Read and Download William Paulson book The Noise of Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Noise of Culture. This book was released on 2019-06-30 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: William Paulson believes that as contemporary science extends its influence over areas of thought that have long been the province of the humanities, scholars in literary disciplines may suffer for their lack of contact with work in the sciences of mind and information. In The Noise of Culture, he speculates on the role of literature in the post-literary culture of the information age and proposes a vital reorientation of the study of literature, both affirming its specificity and exploring its developing relationship with modem science. Paulson discusses literature in the context of information theory, particularly the theory of self-organizing and autonomous systems. Reviewing and building upon the work of such thinkers as Michel Serres, Henri Atlan, Francisco Varela, and Judith Schlanger, Paulson offers a new kind of conceptual vocabulary for literary theory. He concludes that literature functions as the noise of culture, a source of variety in the circulation and production of ideas and a rich and indeterminate margin through which messages are sent and transformed.

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  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Genre : Poetry
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (713 Download)

Read and Download Douglas Dunn book The Noise of a Fly in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Noise of a Fly. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 80 pages. Book excerpt: The Noise of a Fly is the first collection from Douglas Dunn in sixteen years, and the first since he was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2013. It is a book brimming with warmth, mischief and a self-deprecating humour, as well as with a charming, 'Larkinesque' crankiness: a quarrel with ageing, an impatience with youth, the grievousness of losing friends and colleagues. But for all its intimate, hearthside rumination, this is a volume of poems that looks outward in equal measure: at Scottish independence, British politics and an international refugee crisis, and reflects unflinchingly on what it is to consider oneself a contributor to society. Penned with a dexterous wit and a steady nerve, The Noise of a Fly is a mesmeric imagining of our later years by one of this country's most senior and celebrated writers. 'It is hard to think of many poets who can equal his combination of imaginative ambition, formal resource and range of tone . . . Written on these terms, poetry is a matter of permanent urgency.' Sean O'Brien 'The most respected Scottish poet of his generation.' Nicholas Wroe

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Read and Download Daniela Siano book Noise and Environment in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNoise and Environment. This book was released on 2021-02-03 with total page 174 pages. Book excerpt: Noise pollution is one of the factors that affect the quality of life of the general population, especially in urban areas, where the noise levels are often high due to the presence of numerous sources, such as transport infrastructures, activities production and commercial areas, entertainment venues and other sound sources which, although temporary, such as construction sites and outdoor music events, affect general noise levels. Even if noise is one of the oldest pollutants referred to in history, for years, the problem of noise pollution has been often considered less important than others related to the environment, such as air pollution, water pollution, and waste management.The regulations in force to contain the noise have become increasingly stringent as each individual is constantly exposed to noise and often the noise is treated just as a scourge of modern society. Making noise is becoming easier and cheaper each day, but just the opposite for controlling it. Deeper studies are needed to understand the core of current noise problems; new materials and techniques are needed to control them. This book is a combination of theory and practice based on the latest research. The studies in this book range from evaluation methods for the perception of noise and outline forecast criteria that can be integrated with applications for acoustic mapping as well as the use of innovative techniques and materials for its abatement. The main purpose of this book, organized in 8 chapters, is to provide an overview of the recent studies in this field and the applications in different research studies. The authors, contributing to the success of this book, provide a series of practical applications of their recent studies aimed at the reduction of noise in different environments. The editors would like to thank all the authors who, through their studies and research, have accepted our invitation to share recent discoveries in this field with the scientific community.

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Read and Download John Burnside book The Music of Time in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Music of Time. This book was released on 2019-10-03 with total page pages. Book excerpt: A Financial Times Book of the Year Though we might not realise it, our collective memory of the twentieth century was defined by the poets who lived and wrote in it. At every significant turning point we find them, pen in hand, fingers poised at the typewriter, ready to distil the essence of the moment, from the muddy wastes of the Western front to the vast reckoning that came with the end of empire. This is the first and only history of twentieth century poetry, by the acclaimed poet, author and academic John Burnside. Bringing together poets from times and places as diverse as Tsarist Russia, 1960's America and Ireland at the height of the Troubles, The Music of Time reveals how poets engaged with and shaped the most important issues of their times - and were in their turn affected by their context and dialogue with each other. This is a major work of scholarship, that on every page bears witness to the transformative beauty and power of poetry.

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Read and Download Clare Cavanagh book Osip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TOsip Mandelstam and the Modernist Creation of Tradition. This book was released on 1994-11-14 with total page 376 pages. Book excerpt: If modernism marked, as some critics claim, an "apocalypse of cultural community," then Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938) must rank among its most representative figures. Born to Central European Jews in Warsaw on the cusp of the modern age, he could claim neither Russian nor European traditions as his birthright. Describing the poetic movement he helped to found, Acmeism, as a "yearning for world culture," he defined the impulse that charges his own poetry and prose. Clare Cavanagh has written a sustained study placing Mandelstam's "remembrance and invention" of a usable poetic past in the context of modernist writing in general, with particular attention to the work of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. Cavanagh traces Mandelstam’s creation of tradition from his earliest lyrics to his last verses, written shortly before his arrest and subsequent death in a Stalinist camp. Her work shows how the poet, generalizing from his own dilemmas and disruptions, addressed his epoch’s paradoxical legacy of disinheritance--and how he responded to this unwelcome legacy with one of modernism’s most complex, ambitious, and challenging visions of tradition. Drawing on not only Russian and Western modernist writing and theory, but also modern European Jewish culture, Russian religious thought, postrevolutionary politics, and even silent film, Cavanagh traces Mandelstam’s recovery of a "world culture" vital, vast, and varied enough to satisfy the desires of the quintessential outcast modernist.

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  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Genre : Religion
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (798 Download)

Read and Download Isaac Weiner book Religion, Law, USA in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReligion, Law, USA. This book was released on 2019-07-02 with total page 318 pages. Book excerpt: Offers insight into the complex relationship between religion and law in contemporary America Why religion? Why law? Why now? In recent years, the United States has witnessed a number of high-profile court cases involving religion, forcing Americans to grapple with questions regarding the relationship between religion and law. This volume maps the contemporary interplay of religion and law within the study of American religions. What rights are protected by the Constitution’s free exercise clause? What are the boundaries of religion, and what is the constitutional basis for protecting some religious beliefs but not others? What characterizes a religious-studies approach to religion and law today? What is gained by approaching law from the vantage point of religious studies, and what does attention to the law offer back to scholars of religion? Religion, Law, USA considers all these questions and more. Each chapter considers a specific keyword in the study of religion and law, such as “conscience,” “establishment,” “secularity,” and “personhood.” Contributors consider specific case studies related to each term, and then expand their analyses to discuss broader implications for the practice and study of American religion. Incorporating pieces from leading voices in the field, this book is an indispensable addition to the scholarship on religion and law in America.

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  • Release Date : 2022-07-19
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Genre :
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Read and Download Steven Matthews book The Waste Land After One Hundred Years in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Waste Land After One Hundred Years. This book was released on 2022-07-19 with total page 211 pages. Book excerpt: An exploration of the legacy of The Waste Land on the centenary of its original publication, looking at the impact it had had upon criticism and new poetries across one hundred years.

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  • Release Date : 1995-04-14
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Genre : Science
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (92 Download)

Read and Download Paul Gipe book Wind Energy Comes of Age in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWind Energy Comes of Age. This book was released on 1995-04-14 with total page 600 pages. Book excerpt: He cites improvements in the performance, reliability, and cost effectiveness of modern wind turbines to support his contention that wind energy has come of age as a commercial technology.

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  • Release Date : 2005
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Genre : Art
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Read and Download David Antin book I Never Knew What Time It Was in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TI Never Knew What Time It Was. This book was released on 2005 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: In this series of intricately related texts, internationally known poet, critic, and performance artist David Antin explores the experience of time how it's felt, remembered, and recounted. These free-form talk pieces sometimes called talk poems or simply talks began as improvisations at museums, universities, and poetry centers where Antin was invited to come and think out loud. Serious and playful, they move rapidly from keen analysis to powerful storytelling to passages of pure comedy, as they range kaleidoscopically across Antin's experiences: in the New York City of his childhood and youth, the Eastern Europe of family and friends, and the New York and Southern California of his art and literary career. The author's analysis and abrasive comedy have been described as a mix of Lenny Bruce and Ludwig Wittgenstein, his commitment to verbal invention and narrative as a fusion of Mark Twain and Gertrude Stein. Taken together, these pieces provide a rich oral history of and critical context for the evolution of the California art scene from the 1960s onward."

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  • Release Date : 2021-03-08
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Genre : Art
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (275 Download)

Read and Download Daniel Asia book Observations on Music, Culture, and Politics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TObservations on Music, Culture, and Politics. This book was released on 2021-03-08 with total page 252 pages. Book excerpt: This book brings together the collected writings of Daniel Asia from the last 10 years. The articles, reviews, and essays gathered here originally appeared in noted publications such as The New Criterion and Academic Questions, and as blog entries with the Huffington Post. Topics discussed include classical music, universities, Judaism, politics, and American culture. All essays are presented in clear and elegant non-academic prose, and are often imbued with a wry and delicate sense of humor. This book is a fine introduction to the current state of high culture in America, with an emphasis on classical music and its recent and current best composers. As such, it is perfect for the curious lay person seeking knowledge in these areas, and for academics and their students working in the areas of music composition, music history, introduction to music, sociology, politics, education, American studies and Jewish studies.

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  • Release Date : 1996
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