The Captive Mind

Author : Czesław Miłosz
ISBN : 0141186763
Genre : Europe, Eastern
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Written in Paris in 1951, while he was in exile from his native Poland, Milosz's denunciation of Stalinism outraged many European intellectuals at a time when they were becoming drawn to the politics of Communist Russia. However, it is now acknowledged as a classic work against totalitarianism, standing alongside those of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn. The Captive Mind analyses the power of tyrannical regimes to enslave men and women, not just through terror, but through ideas, achieving 'mastery over the human spirit'. Championing intellectual freedom, Milosz's brilliantly perceptive polemic played a significant liberating role in Poland, and is still relevant and chilling today.
Category: Europe, Eastern

Between Anxiety And Hope

Author : Edward Możejko
ISBN : 0888641273
Genre :
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Czeslaw Milosz's poetry and other writings are becoming more widely read, especially since he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. This collection of essays gives a cross-sectional view of major themes and motifs in Milosz's poetry, prose, and criticism, concentrating primarily on such questions as catastrophism, the concept of reality, Classicism, and political prose.
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The Poet S Work

Author : Leonard Nathan
ISBN : 0674689704
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Born eighty years ago in Lithuania, Czeslaw Milosz has been acclaimed âeoeone of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatestâe (Joseph Brodsky). This self-described âeoeconnoisseur of heavens and abyssesâe has produced a corpus of poems, essays, memoirs, and fiction of such depth and range that the reader's imagination is moved far beyond ordinary limits of consciousness. In The Poet's Work Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn follow Milosz's wanderings in exile from Poland to Paris to Berkeley as they chart the singular development of his art. Relating his life and his works to the unfolding of his thought, they have crafted a lucid reading of Milosz that far surpasses anything yet written on this often enigmatic poet. The Poet's Work is not only a solid introduction to Milosz; it is also a unique record of the poet's own interpretations of his work. As colleagues of Milosz at Berkeley, Nathan and Quinn had long, detailed discussions with the poet. It is this spirit of collaboration that brings a sense of immediacy and authority to their seamless study. Nathan and Quinn reveal as never before why Milosz is a true visionary, a poet of ideas in history. And they show how the influence of Blake, Simone Weil, Dostoevsky, Lev Shestov, and Swedenborg, together with Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, and Robinson Jeffers, has enriched his vision. Milosz's lifelong experience of totalitarian regimes that exalt science and technology over individual needs and aspirations, his acute sense of alienation as an émigré, and his humanistic zeal and belief in the primacy of living have brought a prismatic quality to his poetry. At seventy, Milosz spoke of himself as an âeoeecstatic pessimist.âe In their sensitive mapping of his art, Nathan and Quinn skillfully demonstrate that Milosz's global influence has been achieved by the ever-shifting balance he strikes between ecstasy and pessimism. Irony and humor are never far from this book, which not only communicates Milosz's polyphonic message but also evokes his uniquely humane sensibility. The Poet's Work is an illuminating introduction to Milosz that will inform and engage scholars and general readers for years to come.
Category: Literary Criticism

Indigeneity And Universality In Social Science

Author : Partha Nath Mukherji
ISBN : 9788132101765
Genre : Social Science
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Emerging out of the Renaissance and the industrial revolution, the set of disciplines that got institutionalised as the social sciences were fashioned in Europe. However, what were areas of scholarly inquiry responding to specifically Western problems and concerns, laid claim to universality in course of time and were uncritically accepted as being so until they began to be challenged by non-Western thinkers in the second half of the twentieth century. Bringing together 18 essays by distinguished social scientists, this volume is a major contribution to the debate on the indigenisation of the social sciences. It addresses two central questions from a primarily Asian perspective: - Are the social sciences that originated in the West, and are essentially indigenous to it, universal for the rest? - Can the universal explain the particular, unless the universals in the particulars of different cultural contexts contribute to the construction of the universal? Some of the issues explored in this twin framework are: - The de-parochialisation of Western social science. - The concept of the ‘captive mind’, which fails to fathom its captivity. - The limitations of Western social sciences on crucial issues such as modernisation, economic liberalisation and structural adjustment. - The validity and potential of indigenous models of development as demonstrated by Bhutan’s concept of Gross National Happiness. - Oral traditions and their potential for universal knowledge.
Category: Social Science

Continuing Debate

Author : Syed Hussein Alatas
ISBN : OCLC:963228322
Genre : East and West
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Category: East and West

Der Verschollene Prinz

Author : C.S. Pacat
ISBN : 9783641154813
Genre : Fiction
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Eigentlich ist der Kriegerprinz Damen der rechtmäßige Erbe von Akielos, doch dann gerät er in Gefangenschaft und wird in die Sklaverei verkauft – ausgerechnet an Laurent, den Kronprinzen des verfeindeten Königreiches Vere. Laurent ist eitel, arrogant und grausam, und er steht für alles, was Damen hasst. Doch noch während er Fluchtpläne schmiedet, lernt Damen Laurent besser kennen, und schon bald weiß er nicht mehr, was wichtiger für ihn ist: Seinen eigenen Thron zurückzugewinnen oder an Laurents Seite zu kämpfen und das Geheimnis um dessen eiskaltes Herz zu lösen ...
Category: Fiction

Malcolm X

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ISBN : 9789004308688
Genre : Social Science
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Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary offers a variety of historical, religious and philosophical perspectives into the significance of Malcolm X’s life and thought today.
Category: Social Science