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Alastair McEwen

Alastair McEwen

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“ Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. ” ― Rumi
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  • Five Moral Pieces

    ·3.79·655 Ratings
    Embracing the web of multiculturalism that has become a fact of contemporary life from New York to New Delhi, Eco argues that we are more connected to people of other traditions and customs than ever before, making tolerance the ultimate value in today's
  • Turning Back the Clock: Hot Wars and Media Populism

    ·3.73·362 Ratings
    The time: 2000 to 2005, the years of neoconservatism, terrorism, the twenty-four-hour news cycle, the ascension of Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Umberto Eco’s response is a provocative, passionate, and witty ser
  • Experiences in translation

    ·3.98·242 Ratings
    In this book Umberto Eco argues that translation is not about comparing two languages, but about the interpretation of a text in two different languages, thus involving a shift between cultures. An author whose works have appeared in many languages, Eco i
  • It's Getting Later All the Time

    ·3.58·139 Ratings
    From Italy, an epistolary novel like no other, full of Tabucchi's special "enchantment, which trans-figures even as it captivates" (TLS).In It's Getting Later All the Time, an epistolary novel with a twist, Antonio Tabucchi"internationally acclaimed as th
  • The Almond Picker

    ·3.53·685 Ratings
    The child of poor farmers, La Mennulara became a maid for a well-to-do local family when she was only a girl; by dint of hard work and intelligence, she became the indispensable administrator of the family's affairs. Still, she was a mere servant, and now
  • Kant and the Platypus: Essays on Language and Cognition

    ·3.78·757 Ratings
    How do we know a cat is a cat? And why do we call it a cat? How much of our perception of things is based on cognitive ability, and how much on linguistic resources? Here, in six remarkable essays, Umberto Eco explores in depth questions of reality, perce
  • La Folie Baudelaire

    ·4.07·54 Ratings
    A spectacular act of close reading and looking by a great writerIn La Folie Baudelaire, Roberto Calasso—one of the most original and acclaimed writers on literature, art, culture, and mythology—turns his attention to the poets and writers of Paris in
  • The Infinity of Lists

    ·3.98·456 Ratings
    In the history of Western culture we find lists of saints, ranks of soldiers, catalogues of grotesque creatures or medicinal plants, and hordes of treasure. This infinity of lists is no coincidence: a culture prefers enclosed, stable forms when it is sure
  • Before We Say Goodbye

    ·3.69·139 Ratings
    Jerusalem, 2002. Where one young Palestinian is about to make the greatest sacrifice of all...In the style of the acclaimed TV drama 24, each chapter covers an hour in the day leading up to the suicide bombing. Written in filmic, dramatic language, this i
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