Author: Marc Elihu Hofstadter
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: Literary Collections
Healing the Split consists of the collected essays of poet, literary critic and philosopher Marc Elihu Hofstadter. The essays stretch from Hofstadter's early scholarly articles about poets William Carlos Williams and Yves Bonnefoy through articles published in the Redwood Coast Review about poetry, art, music, science, politics and France to recent articles concerning the "split" between the sciences and the humanities, reason and feeling/intuition/faith. The book embodies Hofstadter's consistent belief in the idea that all human activities are composed of an "objective" element and a "subjective" element. Human knowledge, whether scientific, mathematical, philosophical or artistic, contains a degree of objective certainty mixed with a component of subjective feeling. The differences between science and the humanities are differences of degree of objectivity, not of essence, and the knowledge the humanities display is a genuine form of knowledge, less certain than science but rich in tangible, felt experience. Even early in his career as a literary critic, Hofstadter was interested in how such otherwise diverse poets as Williams and Bonnefoy sacralize the coming together of mind and world in all forms of human experience. As Williams put it, "No ideas but in things!"-by which he meant, not, Let there not be any ideas! but, Let all ideas be inextricably entwined with the physical world! Hofstadter argues that, in all our activities, there is a mixture of the thinking, reasoning mind and the parts of us that feel, perceive, touch-our bodies, our hearts. Science and philosophy are the great achievements of the mind, while art and religion are the most powerful consummations of sensing and feeling-yet science and philosophy are partly emotive, and art and theology partly rational. The difference, again, is in degree. Healing the Split is an attempt to bring reason and feeling/intuition/faith together, to show how they are intimately related. The Buddhist faith is key to this effort, because Buddhism doesn't analyze out reason and non-rational knowledge as separate faculties but tries to unite them in a direct, embodied kind of experience that "heals the split" between them and makes the individual human being whole. In Buddhism, everything we know is known through consciousness, and distinctions between subject and object, mind and world, logic and faith become artificial, since consciousness is essentially unitary. And Buddhism sees all phenomena, known through consciousness, as being related in a universal "web" everything is connected ultimately to everything else, and the world is essentially One. Healing the Split is finally a work of mysticism in the line of Parmenides, who believed that everything is one, or the Kabbalists, who worshipped the All in the form of "Ha Shem" the unnamable "Name." Marc Elihu Hofstadter was born in New York City in 1945. He received his B.A. in French literature from Swarthmore College in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975. He has taught American literature at Santa Cruz, the Universite d'Orleans (on a Fulbright Lectureship) and Tel Aviv University. In 1980 he obtained his Master of Library Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and from 1982 to 2005 served as the Librarian of the City of San Francisco's transit agency. He has published five volumes of poetry: House of Peace, Visions, Shark's Tooth, Luck and Rising at 5 AM, all of which are available on amazon.com, and his poems, translations and essays have appeared in over sixty magazines. He lives in the retirement community of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, California with his partner, the artist David Zurlin."
"Split: Reality" stellt die erste synoptische WerkA1/4bersicht von Valie Export dar: die unterschiedlichen Medien (Performance, expanded cinema, Spielfilm, Video, Fotografie, Installation, Skulptur etc.), derer sich Export seit 1967 bedient, werden nicht getrennt voneinander chronologisch abgehandelt, sondern parallel dargestellt. Dabei wird deutlich, daA in vielen Werken die Analyse der Rolle der Frau und ihres KArpers einhergeht mit der kritischen Hinterfragung des kA1/4nstlerischen Mediums, bzw. der mediale Ansatz oft zum Zentrum von Exports kA1/4nstlerischen Aoeberlegungen wird. Der menschliche Wahrnehmungsmechanismus und dessen Analogien oder Gegenbilder in der technischen Reproduktion werden von Export seit den sechziger Jahren synchron a " und das wird hier erstmals auch in begleitenden AufsAtzen analysiert a " auf ihre gesellschaftlichen und visuell-formalen Bedingtheiten untersucht. Mit BeitrAgen von LA3rAnd Hegyi, Rainer Fuchs, Christina v. Braun, Valie Export, Peter Assmann, Monika Faber, Kaja Silvermann.
"A sexy, smart thriller" - Publishers Weekly Makedde Vanderwall is a woman with a past. She is beautiful, street-smart and single, a model paying her way through a degree in forensic psychology. But behind the wit and winning smile is a woman haunted by violent nightmares and plagued by thoughts of Detective Andy Flynn, the ex-lover who saved her from a serial killer in Sydney. Mak has returned to Vancouver, her hometown in Canada, eager to finish her studies, move on from the ordeal, and find some peace of mind. But instead she walks straight into a city gripped by fear, and a campus where the students are fair game. As winter closes in and the days grow shorter, Mak is drawn into a shifting world of unstable minds and untrustworthy men, where motives are unclear and desires are unchecked. Her past cannot be so easily forgotten, and she must face her greatest challenge yet.
Author: Janet Halley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2008-04-01
Genre: Social Science
Is it time to take a break from feminism? In this pathbreaking book, Janet Halley reassesses the place of feminism in the law and politics of sexuality. She argues that sexuality involves deeply contested and clashing realities and interests, and that feminism helps us understand only some of them. To see crucial dimensions of sexuality that feminism does not reveal--the interests of gays and lesbians to be sure, but also those of men, and of constituencies and values beyond the realm of sex and gender--we might need to take a break from feminism. Halley also invites feminism to abandon its uncritical relationship to its own power. Feminists are, in many areas of social and political life, partners in governance. To govern responsibly, even on behalf of women, Halley urges, feminists should try taking a break from their own presuppositions. Halley offers a genealogy of various feminisms and of gay, queer, and trans theories as they split from each other in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s. All these incommensurate theories, she argues, enrich thinking on the left not despite their break from each other but because of it. She concludes by examining legal cases to show how taking a break from feminism can change your very perceptions of what's at stake in a decision and liberate you to decide it anew.
Quiet and imaginative, Derek O'Reilly spends a lot of time watching a movie in his head. His fiancé Nathan wonders why Derek hasn't taken any interest in their wedding planning, and Aunt Fran -- his spiritual guru -- would like to know when her guilt-tripping nephew became a kept boy. When she drops Derek's childhood journal on his lap, he's forced to remember the name he's been trying to forget since he was twelve years old. Nicolai Lund. Nick was Derek's neighbor ... and first love. Weeks before Derek's engagement party, a chance meeting with Nick catapults Derek into the past. But Nick isn't that seventeen-year-old rebel anymore. He's a man hardened by invisible scars. A man struggling with grief. As Derek reads through his childhood diary, he realizes what Nick was to him, still is today, and yet might be ... NOTE: This edition has been expanded and substantially edited.
Author: Sue-Ellen Case
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Performing Arts
The Split Britches theatre company have led the way in innovative and challenging lesbian performance for the last decade. Split Britches: Lesbian Practice/Feminist Performance is a long awaited celebration of the theatre and writing of Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw and Deborah Margolin, who make up this outstanding troupe. This unique anthology comes complete with: * seven of Split Britches' best loved performance texts * a critical, historical introduction by Sue-Ellen Case * programme notes to accompany each of the plays * a range of stunning photographic illustrations The publication of the Split Britches play texts, collected here for the first time, provides invaluable access to these celebrated performance pieces for both the student and contemporary arts audience.
Author: Swati Avasthi
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2010-03-09
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
A riveting portrait of life after abuse from an award-winning novelist. Sixteen-Year-Old Jace Witherspoon arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother Christian with a re-landscaped face (courtesy of his father’s fist), $3.84, and a secret. He tries to move on, going for new friends, a new school, and a new job, but all his changes can’t make him forget what he left behind—his mother, who is still trapped with his dad, and his ex-girlfriend, who is keeping his secret. At least so far. Worst of all, Jace realizes that if he really wants to move forward, he may first have to do what scares him most: He may have to go back. Award-winning novelist Swati Avasthi has created a riveting and remarkably nuanced portrait of what happens after. After you’ve said enough, after you’ve run, after you’ve made the split—how do you begin to live again? Readers won’t be able to put this intense page-turner down. From the Hardcover edition.
Would you like to make a trip to the Moon, or build your own nuclear reactor? Have you ever wanted to travel through time? Well, here's your chance! Whether you're interested in cloning budgies or building black holes, the "How to" guides will tell you everything you need to know. Thesehands-on guides give you step-by step instructions on how to build a Moon rocket, clone a sheep, split the atom or make a time machine. And on the way to becoming a time traveller or nuclear genius, you can learn about the brilliant scientists who first made these incredible discoveries - and aboutthe slightly less brilliant scientists who didn't.In How to Get to the Moon you can learn how to become a rocket scientist and Moon-walking astronaut. Learn how astronauts first got to the Moon in 1969, and about the recent discoveries that would make setting up a Moon base much easier. Find out how to make your own space suit, how to survive onthe Moon, and how to build a working rocket powered by liquid fuel.
Als Marc McNeil, ein bekannter und wohlhabender Anwalt aus Chicago, seine wahre Identität als Navajo Indianer herausfindet, bricht eine Welt für ihn zusammen. Bei seinem ersten Besuch im Navajo Reservat wird er mit der Armut und den hoffnungslosen Lebensbedingungen seiner leiblichen Eltern konfrontiert. Durch ein unvorhersehbares Ereignis ist Marc gezwungen einige Tage bei seinen Eltern im Reservat zu verbringen. Dabei erfährt er, dass sich die US-Regierung jahrzehntelang nicht an bestehende Verträge zum Abbau von Bodenschätzen im Navajo Reservat gehalten hat. Mehr noch, sein eigener Großvater, der Navajo Häuptling Adistan, hat den originalen Vertrag unterschrieben. Marc verspricht seiner Familie den Vertrag anzufechten und somit die Lebensbedingungen für sein Volk zu verbessern. Zurück in Chicago, entdeckt Marc gefährliche Verbindungen im Zusammenhang mit dem milliardenschweren Geschäft zum Abbau der Gold-, Silber- und Uranreserven im Navajo Reservat. Seine Ermittlungen beginnen einige einflussreiche Politiker und Firmen zu stören. Motiviert durch den Willen seine Eltern nicht zu enttäuschen, trägt Marc alle Fakten zusammen und beschließt den Fall zu veröffentlichen. Damit wird er selbst zur Zielscheibe ... .
**Wenn das Göttliche in dir dein ganzes Leben verändert…** Schon seit sie denken kann, schwärmt die 17-jährige Lani für Sam, ihren göttlich attraktiven Nachbarn. Doch dieser ist ein absoluter Einzelgänger und verhält sich stets kalt und abweisend. Ganz im Gegensatz zu seiner charismatischen Zwillingsschwester Samantha, die Lani eines Nachts kennenlernt und mit der sie sich auf Anhieb versteht. Erst mit der Zeit merkt Lani, dass die beiden Geschwister ein außergewöhnliches Geheimnis verbindet, das sie um jeden Preis wahren wollen. Und dass sie erst einmal Sams wahres Wesen verstehen muss, um ihm näherzukommen… //Alle Bände der fesselnden Reihe von Meike Lohrke: -- SPLIT 1: Götterseele -- SPLIT 2: Götterruf//
Author: Tony Collins
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Since it’s first publication, Rugby’s Great Split has established itself as a classic in the field of sport history. Drawing on an unprecedented range of sources, this deeply researched and highly readable book traces the social, cultural and economic divisions that led, in 1895, to schism in the game of rugby and the creation of rugby league, the sport of England’s northern working class. Tony Collins’ analysis challenges many of the conventional assumptions about this key event in rugby history – about class conflict, amateurism in sport, the North-South divide, violence on the pitch, the development of mass spectator sport and the rise of football. This new edition is expanded to cover parallel events in Australia and New Zealand, and to address the key question of rugby league’s failure to establish itself in Wales. Rugby’s Great Split is a benchmark text in the history of rugby, and an absorbing case study of wider issues – issues of class, gender, regional and national identity, and the impact of the commercialization and recent professionalization of rugby league. This insightful text is for anyone interested in Britain’s social history or in the emergence of modern sport, it is vital reading.