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Ennui (Valancourt Classics)
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'Whilst yet a boy I began to feel the dreadful symptoms of that mental malady, which baffles the skill of medicine, and for which wealth can purchase only temporary alleviation. For this complaint there is no precise English name-but, alas! the foreign term is now naturalized in England.-Among the higher classes, whether in the wealthy, or the fashionable world, who is unacquainted with ennui?' At a young age, the Earl of Glenthorn inherits a title, a large fortune, and estates in England and Ireland. But his enormous wealth provides no relief from his ennui, a state of total apathy and indolence from which travel, extravagant expenditures, and gambling fail to rouse him. But when he decides to visit Glenthorn Castle in Ireland, the young nobleman will finally be shaken from his ennui-by his love for a beautiful woman, his entanglement in the violent Irish Rebellion of 1798, and a shattering secret he will discover about his own past that will profoundly change his life forever. An important early Irish writer and a pioneer of early 19th century European fiction, Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was prolific and highly regarded in her own time, but is somewhat neglected today. One of her finest works, Ennui (1809), both an engaging Gothic tale and a satire on the foibles of the wealthy, appears here in a new scholarly edition, which includes an introduction and notes by Robin Runia and Stacey Kikendall, as well as the text of a second classic Edgeworth novella, The Dun.

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Castle Rackrent and Ennui
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'I could not but admire my lady's spirit, and was proud to see Castle Rackrent again in all its glory' Thady Quirk is the ever-present steward to four generations of a dying dynasty in Castle Racrent, hilariously flattering and encouraging his hapless masters on their road to ruin. Ingeniously drawing on an actual chronicle of Maria Edgeworth's family experiences, the narrative subtly emerges as a devastating commentary on the Anglo Irish occupation of rural Ireland. This volume also includes Ennui, a natural sequel to Castle Rackrent with its family nurse of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, the lazy and gullible English earl, Lord Glenthorn, learns a shocking secret that will drive him and his nurse apart For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Ernst Jünger - Ausbruch aus dem ennui
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Politik - Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte, Note: 2,0, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Veranstaltung: Zivilisationskritik und politischer Radikalismus, 30 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: George Kennan sagte über den ersten Weltkrieg von 1914-1918, er sei die 'Urkatastrophe des 20. Jahrhunderts'. Guido Knopp schrieb in seinem eher populärwissenschaftlichen Buch 'Unser Jahr100' vom 'Sündenfall'. Der erste Weltkrieg eine Zäsur von historischer Bedeutung. Wie konnte es soweit kommen, dass sich technisch hochentwickelte Völker mit grosser kultureller Tradition in mörderischen Schlachten gegenüberstanden? Mit Sicherheit spielten übersteigerter Nationalismus, Grossmannssucht , politische Fehler und persönliche Abneigungen der Herrscherhäuser eine wichtige Rolle. Ein Aspekt der jedoch nicht zu unterschätzen ist, ist eine schwer zu fassende weit verbreitete psychologische Komponente innerhalb der Bevölkerung. Ein Gefühl, welches erstmals Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts in Frankreich beschrieben wird. Eine Art innerer Leere, eine lähmende Gleichgültigkeit, eine Unlust zu leben. Im Französischen wird dies mit dem Begriff 'ennui' beschrieben. Dieses Gefühl war auch im wilhelminischen Kaiserreich bekannt und verbreitet. Die These dieser Arbeit ist, dass auch der deutsche Autor Ernst Jünger unter dem 'ennui' litt. Um dieses Gefühl zu kompensieren, stürzte er sich mit Eifer in das Abenteuer und verarbeitete seine Erfahrungen später literarisch. So wurde Ernst Jünger neben Ernst Maria Remarque ('Im Westen nichts Neues') zu einem der bedeutensten Kriegsautoren der jungen Weimarer Republik. Ernst Jünger war zeit seines Lebens einer der umstrittensten Autoren. Kritiker werfen ihm vor, er sei ein 'Kriegsverherrlicher' , andere beschreiben seine Kriegwerke als vollständig, gutgläubig, wahrheitsgemäss und ehrlich. Vom Aufbau der Arbeit, wird im ersten Teil der Arbeit eine kurze Biographie Ernst Jünger gegeben, da bei diesem Mann sein schriftstellerisches Wirken nicht abgekoppelt von seinem Vita gesehen werden kann. Dann werden die philosophisch- politiktheoretischen Begriffe 'ennui' und 'politischer Existenzialismus' definiert, um im Hauptteil auf Ernst Jüngers Antwort auf den 'ennui' einzugehen: Den Krieg und seine Einstellung zu diesem. Die Arbeit wird sich hauptsächlich auf Primärliteratur Jüngers zum Krieg stützen. Von besonderer Bedeutung sind folgende Schriften: 'In Stahlgewittern', 'Der Kampf als inneres Erlebnis' und 'Das abenteuerliche Herz'.

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The Journey to Self-Awareness in Levinas' Philo...
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Philosophy - Practical (Ethics, Aesthetics, Culture, Nature, Right, ...), grade: 1,0, University of St Andrews, language: English, abstract: Already in ancient times the image of the Other was negatively connoted with the Foreign imagined as a monster creature, dog-headed or monocular, which has manifested itself in the opposition of the 'civilised' and the 'primitive world'. This construct helps integrate the foreign reality into the own cultural horizon of knowledge. This builds the starting point for the thesis of this essay that suggests that only through the unprejudiced encounter with the Other can the Self truly be. The idea derives from Kant's theory that claims that in order to be ourselves we need to combine with other people (Wohlgemut 2009). Therefore, what is attempted in this essay is to analyse the process of self-awareness in Maria Edgeworth's Ennui (1809), Lady Morgan's The Wild Irish Girl (1806) and in Levinas's The Trace of the Other (1986). In his philosophy of encounter, Levinas promotes the devotion to the Other. For him, the key to ethical commitment lies in the encounter with the Other. As will be shown in the course of this essay, the two discussed Irish national tales develop their narrative around this philosophy of encountering the Other that brings about self-awareness. To set a ground for the analysis, chapter two is dedicated to explore the phenomenon of mythisising the Other. Subsequently, chapter three shall analyse in what way Edgeworth, Lady Morgan and Levinas promote the shedding of the myths that develop around representing the Foreign. The process of overcoming cultural borders shall be looked at in more detail in chapter four. Furthermore, chapter five shall elucidate the national characters displayed in the Irish tales and contrast them to Levinas philosophy. Lastly, chapter six will conclude the essay in a retrospective analysis.

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Ennui
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The shiftless Lord Glenthorn has money and a title but suffers from ennui-from boredom. When it is revealed to him that he is not, in fact, an Anglo-Irish earl, but the peasant Christy O'Donoghoe, he must face his changed circumstances in order to provide for a life and future for the woman with whom he has fallen in love. First published in 1809, Ennui is a didactic novel by Maria Edgeworth, who, along with Jane Austen, was a preeminent female novelist of the early nineteenth century. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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The Journey to Self-Awareness in Levinas' Philo...
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Philosophy - Practical (Ethics, Aesthetics, Culture, Nature, Right, ...), grade: 1,0, University of St Andrews, language: English, abstract: Already in ancient times the image of the Other was negatively connoted with the Foreign imagined as a monster creature, dog-headed or monocular, which has manifested itself in the opposition of the 'civilised' and the 'primitive world'. This construct helps integrate the foreign reality into the own cultural horizon of knowledge. This builds the starting point for the thesis of this essay that suggests that only through the unprejudiced encounter with the Other can the Self truly be. The idea derives from Kant's theory that claims that in order to be ourselves we need to combine with other people (Wohlgemut 2009). Therefore, what is attempted in this essay is to analyse the process of self-awareness in Maria Edgeworth's Ennui (1809), Lady Morgan's The Wild Irish Girl (1806) and in Levinas's The Trace of the Other (1986). In his philosophy of encounter, Levinas promotes the devotion to the Other. For him, the key to ethical commitment lies in the encounter with the Other. As will be shown in the course of this essay, the two discussed Irish national tales develop their narrative around this philosophy of encountering the Other that brings about self-awareness. To set a ground for the analysis, chapter two is dedicated to explore the phenomenon of mythisising the Other. Subsequently, chapter three shall analyse in what way Edgeworth, Lady Morgan and Levinas promote the shedding of the myths that develop around representing the Foreign. The process of overcoming cultural borders shall be looked at in more detail in chapter four. Furthermore, chapter five shall elucidate the national characters displayed in the Irish tales and contrast them to Levinas philosophy. Lastly, chapter six will conclude the essay in a retrospective analysis.

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Ennui (Valancourt Classics)
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'Whilst yet a boy I began to feel the dreadful symptoms of that mental malady, which baffles the skill of medicine, and for which wealth can purchase only temporary alleviation. For this complaint there is no precise English name-but, alas! the foreign term is now naturalized in England.-Among the higher classes, whether in the wealthy, or the fashionable world, who is unacquainted with ennui?' At a young age, the Earl of Glenthorn inherits a title, a large fortune, and estates in England and Ireland. But his enormous wealth provides no relief from his ennui, a state of total apathy and indolence from which travel, extravagant expenditures, and gambling fail to rouse him. But when he decides to visit Glenthorn Castle in Ireland, the young nobleman will finally be shaken from his ennui-by his love for a beautiful woman, his entanglement in the violent Irish Rebellion of 1798, and a shattering secret he will discover about his own past that will profoundly change his life forever. An important early Irish writer and a pioneer of early 19th century European fiction, Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) was prolific and highly regarded in her own time, but is somewhat neglected today. One of her finest works, Ennui (1809), both an engaging Gothic tale and a satire on the foibles of the wealthy, appears here in a new scholarly edition, which includes an introduction and notes by Robin Runia and Stacey Kikendall, as well as the text of a second classic Edgeworth novella, The Dun.

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Ennui
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The shiftless Lord Glenthorn has money and a title but suffers from ennui-from boredom. When it is revealed to him that he is not, in fact, an Anglo-Irish earl, but the peasant Christy O'Donoghoe, he must face his changed circumstances in order to provide for a life and future for the woman with whom he has fallen in love. First published in 1809, Ennui is a didactic novel by Maria Edgeworth, who, along with Jane Austen, was a preeminent female novelist of the early nineteenth century. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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The Journey to Self-Awareness in Levinas' Philo...
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Essay from the year 2010 in the subject Philosophy - Practical (Ethics, Aesthetics, Culture, Nature, Right, ...), grade: 1,0, University of St Andrews, language: English, abstract: Already in ancient times the image of the Other was negatively connoted with the Foreign imagined as a monster creature, dog-headed or monocular, which has manifested itself in the opposition of the 'civilised' and the 'primitive world'. This construct helps integrate the foreign reality into the own cultural horizon of knowledge. This builds the starting point for the thesis of this essay that suggests that only through the unprejudiced encounter with the Other can the Self truly be. The idea derives from Kant's theory that claims that in order to be ourselves we need to combine with other people (Wohlgemut 2009). Therefore, what is attempted in this essay is to analyse the process of self-awareness in Maria Edgeworth's Ennui (1809), Lady Morgan's The Wild Irish Girl (1806) and in Levinas's The Trace of the Other (1986). In his philosophy of encounter, Levinas promotes the devotion to the Other. For him, the key to ethical commitment lies in the encounter with the Other. As will be shown in the course of this essay, the two discussed Irish national tales develop their narrative around this philosophy of encountering the Other that brings about self-awareness. To set a ground for the analysis, chapter two is dedicated to explore the phenomenon of mythisising the Other. Subsequently, chapter three shall analyse in what way Edgeworth, Lady Morgan and Levinas promote the shedding of the myths that develop around representing the Foreign. The process of overcoming cultural borders shall be looked at in more detail in chapter four. Furthermore, chapter five shall elucidate the national characters displayed in the Irish tales and contrast them to Levinas philosophy. Lastly, chapter six will conclude the essay in a retrospective analysis.

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