Author: Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome)
ISBN: MSU:31293024293197
Release Date: 1948
Genre: Ethics

The Physiology of Taste

Author: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307593835
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Cooking

A culinary classic on the joys of the table—written by the gourmand who so famously stated, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are”—in a handsome new edition of M. F. K. Fisher’s distinguished translation and with a new introduction by Bill Buford. First published in France in 1825 and continuously in print ever since, The Physiology of Taste is a historical, philosophical, and ultimately Epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on everything and anything gastronomical. Brillat-Savarin, who spent his days eating through the famed food capital of Dijon, lent a shrewd, exuberant, and comically witty voice to culinary matters that still resonate today: the rise of the destination restaurant, diet and weight, digestion, and taste and sensibility. From the Hardcover edition.

Story of Philosophy

Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671201593
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Examines the history of speculative thought by focusing on such dominant personalities as Plato, Bacon, Spinoza, Kant, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche

An Anthology of English Prose 1400 1900

Author: Eirian James
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107554252
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Originally published in 1956, this anthology aims to introduce English prose literature to an audience of new readers.


Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191620195
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: Philosophy

'Do not act as if you had ten thousand years to live ... while you have life in you, while you still can, make yourself good.' The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) is a private notebook of philosophical reflections, written by a Roman emperor probably on military campaign in Germany. In short, highly charged comments, Marcus draws on Stoic philosophy to confront challenges that he felt acutely, but which are also shared by all human beings - the looming presence of death, making sense of one's social role and projects, the moral significance of the universe. They bring us closer to the personality of the emperor, who is often disillusioned with his own status and with human activities in general; they are both an historical document and a remarkable spiritual diary. This translation by Robin Hard brings out the eloquence and universality of Marcus' thoughts. The introduction and notes by Christopher Gill place the Meditations firmly in the ancient philosophical context. A selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto broadens the picture of the emperor as a person and thinker. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Author: Aurelius Marcus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192839071
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Literary Criticism

A. S. L. Farquharson's translation was originally published in 1944, as part of a major commentary on Marcus Aurelius' work. In this volume, Farquharson's work is brought up to date and supplied with an introduction and notes for the student and general reader. A selection of lively letters from Marcus to his tutor Fronto, most of which date from his earlier years, is also included.

Translation and the Classic

Author: Alexandra Lianeri
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199288076
Release Date: 2008-08-21
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This collection of 18 essays, including one by Nobel Prize winning author J.M. Coetzee, explores the fascinating and nuanced relationship between translation and the classic text


Author: Marcus Aurelius,
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199573202
Release Date: 2011-09-15
Genre: History

Marcus Aurelius' Meditations is a private notebook of philosophical reflections with universal significance. Drawing on Stoic philosophy, Marcus confronts challenges that affect us all in our struggle to live meaningful lives. This edition includes a selection of Marcus' correspondence with his tutor Fronto which complements the Meditations.

Everyman s Library 100 Titles Set

Author: Various
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 0307385256
Release Date: 2006-10-24
Genre: Fiction

The Everyman’s Library 100 Essentials brings together a selection of 100 of the bestselling titles from the most extensive and distinguished collectible library of the world’s greatest works. An enduring hardcover library of classic and contemporary works from literature to history to philosophy, Everyman’s Library editions feature original introductions, up-to-date bibliographies, and complete chronologies of the authors’ lives and works. This set includes one each of the following titles: The Aeneidby Virgil The Analectsby Confucius Animal Farmby George Orwell Anna Kareninaby Leo Tolstoy The Arabian Nightsby Husain Haddawy The Audubon Readerby John James Audubon Belovedby Toni Morrison The Big Sleep; Farewell, My Lovely; The High Windowby Raymond Chandler Black Mischief, Scoop, The Loved One, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfoldby Evelyn Waugh The Bookshop, The Gate of Angels, The Blue Flowerby Penelope Fitzgerald The Border Trilogyby Cormac McCarthy Brideshead Revisitedby Evelyn Waugh The Brothers Karamazovby Fyodor Dostoevsky Canterbury Talesby Geoffrey Chaucer Carried Awayby Alice Munro The Castleby Franz Kafka Catch-22by Joseph Heller Collected Storiesby Raymond Chandler Collected Storiesby Roald Dahl Collected Storiesby Franz Kafka Collected Storiesby W. Somerset Maugham The Complete Henry Bechby John Updike The Complete Short Novelsby Anton Chekhov The Complete Short Storiesby Evelyn Waugh Crime and Punishmentby Fyodor Dostoevsky David Copperfieldby Charles Dickens Democracy in Americaby Alexis de Tocqueville The Divine Comedyby Dante Alighieri Doctor Zhivagoby Boris Pasternak Don Quixoteby Miguel de Cervantes Dublinersby James Joyce Essaysby George Orwell The Garden of the Finzi-Continisby Giorgio Bassani The General in His Labyrinthby Gabriel García Márquez Great Expectationsby Charles Dickens The Handmaid’s Taleby Margaret Atwood Heart of Darknessby Joseph Conrad The Historiesby Herodotus A House for Mr. Biswasby V. S. Naipul The House of the Spiritsby Isabel Allende The Human Factorby Graham Greene The Iliadby Homer Jane Eyreby Charlotte Brontë Joseph and His Brothersby Thomas Mann The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, The Long Goodbye, Playbackby Raymond Chandler Lolitaby Vladimir Nabokov Love in the Time of Choleraby Gabriel García Márquez Madame Bovaryby Gustave Flaubert The Magic Mountainby Thomas Mann The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvestby Dashiell Hammett Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius Midnight’s Childrenby Salman Rushdie The Mill on the Flossby George Eliot Moby-Dickby Herman Melville Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamableby Samuel Beckett Mr. Sampath–The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatmaby R. K. Narayan Mrs. Dallowayby Virginia Woolf My Ántoniaby Willa Cather The Name of the Roseby Umberto Eco Nineteen Eighty-Fourby George Orwell The Odysseyby Homer Offshore, Human Voices, The Beginning of Springby Penelope Fitzgerald Oliver Twistby Charles Dickens One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichby Alexander Solzhenitsyn One Hundred Years of Solitudeby Gabriel García Márquez Pale Fireby Vladimir Nabokov A Passage to Indiaby E. M. Forster The Periodic Tableby Primo Levi

Die Border Trilogie

Author: Cormac McCarthy
ISBN: 349924912X
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Adventure stories, American

Classical Traditions in Renaissance Philosophy

Author: Jill Kraye
Publisher: Variorum
ISBN: STANFORD:36105026158704
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Philosophy

Considering the impact of classical thought on Renaissance philosophy, in the first part of this volume Dr Kraye addresses the interpretations of ancient philosophy put forward by various thinkers of the Italian Renaissance, including the humanist Angelo Poliziano and the Platonist Marsilio Ficino. In the second, she examines the central role of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics within Renaissance moral philosophy and considers the influence of other classical treatises on ethics, especially the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius. The final section explores controversies concerning the authenticity of works in the Aristotelian canon, together with the early printing history of Aristotle. All the articles locate philosophical questions within the historical and cultural context of the Renaissance. Particular attention is paid to the importance of philological scholarship within philosophical debates. The collection includes an essay on Philipp Melanchthon's ethical commentaries and textbooks, previously only available in German translation.

Die Lage des Landes

Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 9783446251052
Release Date: 2015-09-28
Genre: Fiction

Sportreporter, Makler, Ehemann und Vater – Frank Bascombe hat im Laufe seines Lebens schon einige Rollen übernommen. Mittlerweile 55 Jahre alt, freut er sich mit seiner zweiten Ehefrau Sally auf den nächsten, ruhigeren Lebensabschnitt im gemeinsamen Haus am Strand. Franks Hoffnung auf eine beginnende "Permanenzphase" wird jedoch ein jähes Ende bereitet, als Sallys totgeglaubter erster Ehemann auftaucht und er selbst eine verheerende Diagnose erhält. Ein reicher, nachdenklicher, aber auch grotesk komischer Roman von Richard Ford über einen Mann in den vermeintlich besten Jahren und ein Amerika, dessen Sicherheit sich nach George Bushs "gestohlener" Präsidentenwahl als trügerisch erweist.

Manche tun es nicht

Author: Ford Madox Ford
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 9783462317640
Release Date: 2018-02-15
Genre: Fiction

In seinem grandiosen Hauptwerk gelingt es Ford Madox Ford, große Figuren zu schaffen und an ihnen exemplarisch den Verfall einer jahrhundertealten Gesellschaft zu demonstrieren. Christopher Tietjens ist ein vermögender englischer Gentleman mit fast unmenschlicher Selbstbeherrschung – und so lässt er auch die Romanzen und Amouren seiner attraktiven Frau scheinbar ohne sichtbare Regung über sich ergehen. Doch je unnahbarer und kühler er sich gibt, desto perfider und demütigender die Versuche seiner Frau, die Maske der standesgemäßen Selbstlosigkeit zu zerbrechen ... England, unmittelbar vor Ausbruch des Ersten Weltkriegs: Christopher Tietjens ist ein perfekter englischer Gentleman mit nahezu unmenschlicher Selbstbeherrschung – zum Glück, denn andernfalls wäre er vermutlich schon längst zum Mörder geworden. Seine impulsive Frau Sylvia lässt keine Gelegenheit aus, ihn lächerlich zu machen, zu demütigen und zu erniedrigen. Ihr Furor gilt seiner standesgemäßen Selbstlosigkeit, seiner perfekt abgeschotteten Gefühlswelt – kurz: jener Englishness, die seinem Leben in einer immer intriganter und korrupter werdenden Umwelt Halt und Form gibt. Je unnahbarer er sich gibt, desto wütender wird Sylvia. Tietjens flieht in den Weltkrieg. Im Bombenhagel glaubt er sich in Sicherheit – aber Sylvia verstrickt ihn in einen fürchterlichen Zweifrontenkrieg. Band 1 der Tetralogie Ende der Paraden.