Farrago. Containing Essays, Moral Philosophical, Political, and Historical:on Shakespeare, Truth, Boxing, Kings, Religion, Commerce, Governments, Politeness, Ennui, Ingratitude, Fortune, Politics. &c. , &c. Abstracts and Selections on Various Subjects. Pu Richard Barton
Farrago, Vol. 2 of 2:Containing Essays, Moral, Philosophical, Political, and Historical, on Shakespeare, Truth, Boxing, Kings, Religion, Commerce, Governments, Politeness, Ennui, Ingratitude, Fortune, Politics, &C. , &C. , Abstracts and Selections on Vario Richard Barton
Smoke was first published in 1867, several years after Turgenev had fixed his home in Baden, with his friends the Viardots. Baden at this date was a favourite resort for all circles of Russian society, and Turgenev was able to study at his leisure his countrymen as they appeared to foreign critical eyes. The novel is therefore the most cosmopolitan of all Turgenevs works. On a veiled background of the great world of European society, little groups of representative Russians, members of the aristocratic and the Young Russia parties, are etched with an incisive, unfaltering hand. Smoke, as an historical study, though it yields in importance to Fathers and Children and Virgin Soil, is of great significance to Russians. It might with truth have been named Transition, for the generation it paints was then midway between the early philosophical Nihilism-vi- of the sixties and the active political Nihilism of the seventies. Markedly transitional, however, as was the Russian mind of the days of Smoke, Turgenev, with the faculty that distinguishes the great artist from the artist of second rank, the faculty of seeking out and stamping the essential under confused and fleeting forms, has once and for ever laid bare the fundamental weakness of the Slav nature, its weakness of will. Smoke is an attack, a deserved attack, not merely on the Young Russia Party, but on all the Parties; not on the old ideas or the new ideas, but on the proneness of the Slav nature to fall a prey to a consuming weakness, a moral stagnation, a feverish ennui, the Slav nature that analyses everything with force and brilliancy, and ends, so often, by doing nothing. Smoke is the attack, bitter yet sympathetic, of a man who, with growing despair, has watched the weakness of his countrymen, while he loves his country all the more for the bitterness their sins have brought upon it.
Dieses eBook: Die Blumen des Bösen ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Die Blumen des Bösen ist ein Gedichtband Charles Baudelaires, der von 1857 bis 1868 in drei Fassungen wachsenden Umfangs und unterschiedlicher Anordnung herausgegeben worden ist. Die Erstausgabe führte zu einem gerichtlichen Verfahren: Baudelaire wurde wegen Verletzung der öffentlichen Moral verurteilt und die weitere Veröffentlichung von sechs als anstößig bezeichneten Gedichten verboten. Das dichterische Hauptwerk Baudelaires handelt vom Großstadtmenschen und dessen Ennui, einer mit Widerwillen, Unlust und Verdruss verbundenen Entfremdung gegenüber dem Dasein. Es beeinflusste, nach einer Phase versiegender Wahrnehmung, später stark das Schaffen Arthur Rimbauds, Paul Verlaines und Stéphane Mallarmés und gilt in der Literaturgeschichte als Ausgangspunkt der modernen europäischen Lyrik. Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) war ein französischer Schriftsteller. Er gilt heute als einer der bedeutendsten französischen Lyriker und als wichtiger Wegbereiter der literarischen Moderne in Europa.
This collection examines different aspects of attitudes towards disease and death in writing of the long eighteenth century. Taking three conditions as examples - ennui, sexual diseases and infectious diseases - as well as death itself, contributors explore the ways in which writing of the period placed them within a borderland between fashionability and unfashionability, relating them to current social fashions and trends. These essays also look at ways in which diseases were fashioned into bearing cultural, moral, religious and even political meaning. Works of literature are used as evidence, but also medical writings, personal correspondence and diaries. Diseases or conditions subject to scrutiny include syphilis, male impotence, plague, smallpox and consumption. Death, finally, is looked at both in terms of writers constructing meanings within death and of the fashioning of posthumous reputation. Allan Ingram is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Northumbria, UK. He has published widely on eighteenth-century writing, with a particular interest in the relations between literature, medicine, and madness. His works in this field include The Madhouse of Language (1991) and Cultural Constructions of Madness (2005). Between 2006 and 2009 he was Director of the Leverhulme Trust project Before Depression, and was a Co-Director of the Leverhulme project, Fashionable Diseases, of which this volume is one outcome. He has edited Gullivers Travels (2012) and was co-editor of a four-volume set of source material, D epression and Melancholy 1660-1800 (2012). Most recently he co-edited a set of essays, Voice and Context in Eighteenth-Century Poetry (2015). Leigh Wetherall Dickson is Senior Lecturer in eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature at Northumbria University, UK. She began her career there as a post-doctoral Research Associate on the Leverhulme-funded Before Depression 1660-1800 project. She has written and published extensively upon the experience of presumed mental disease, and was the co-general editor and volume editor for Depression and Melancholy 1600-1800 (2012). She is now one of the directors of Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832, also funded by the Leverhulme Trust for three years. Her current research focusses upon the relationship between fashion, fame, and illness in the long eighteenth century, and is particularly interested in how the pursuit of fame was viewed as a type of contagious disease.
Society, by statistical necessity, needs to focus on the majority. It needs to be built and designed for ´´the average´´. Society, by moral necessity, also needs to focus on the disadvantaged and disabled, helping those who cannot help themselves. But while the majority of society´s resources, attention, and infrastructure is dedicated to average or below-average people, little-to-none of it is dedicated to the abnormally intelligent. And while having a high IQ is an overall net benefit in life, being a statistical intellectual freak is not without its drawbacks. Welcome to The Curse of the High IQ. Whether you fall asleep during class, constantly ram heads with your boss, can´t understand why people watch the Oscars, are an alcoholic, or are accused of having ADD, having a high IQ can be a maddening experience. What you see as the obvious solution is what the ´´normies´´ will fight against tooth and nail. Those Ds you keep getting in English? Your superior mind being held hostage by the boring and inferior mind of your teacher. And you´d like to start a family? Good luck finding an intellectual equal for a spouse. And so while the world obsesses on their own problems, no one is paying attention to the problems of the abnormally intelligent. However, that all changes now with Curse of the High IQ. Curse of the High IQ is the first book specifically written for abnormally intelligent people. It identifies and addresses a litany of problems intelligent people face, analyzes them and provides solutions. But more importantly it aims to bring sanity to those who struggle with abnormal intelligence, especially those who are unaware they have it. So if you´re constantly at odds with society, are suffering from depression or ennui, can´t find any reason or agency in life, or just plain can´t find any friends, consider purchasing this book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066635de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.