Despair

Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965--thirty years after its original publication--Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder.

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307787668

Category: Fiction

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Extensively revised by Nabokov in 1965--thirty years after its original publication--Despair is the wickedly inventive and richly derisive story of Hermann, a man who undertakes the perfect crime--his own murder.

On the Heights of Despair

"Born of a terrible insomnia wchich E. M. Cioran called "a dizzying lucidity which would turn even paradise into hell," this book presents the youthful Cioran, a self-described "Nietzsche still complete with his Zarathustra, his poses, his ...

Author: E. M. Cioran

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226106713

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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"Born of a terrible insomnia wchich E. M. Cioran called "a dizzying lucidity which would turn even paradise into hell," this book presents the youthful Cioran, a self-described "Nietzsche still complete with his Zarathustra, his poses, his mystical clown's tricks, a whole circus of the heights." On the Heights of Despair shows Cioran's first grappling with themes he would return to in his mature works: despair and decay, absurdity and alienation, futility and the irrationality of existence. It also presents Cioran as a connoisseur of apocalypse, a theoretician of despair, for whom writing and philosophy both share the "lyrical virtues" that alone lead to metaphysical revelations. An exorcism of despair, this book offers insights into the ironic anguish of Cioran's philosophic mind while providing fascinating information on his early development as a writer and thinker."

Salvation from Despair

DESPAIR. A REAPPRAISAL OF SPIN OZA'S PHILOSOPHY Directors: P. Dibon (Paris) and R. Popkin (Univ. of California, La Jolla) Editorial Board: J. Aubin (Paris); ...

Author: E.E. Harris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401024952

Category: Philosophy

Page: 270

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My purpose in this book is to re-interpret the philosophy of Spinoza to a new generation. I make no attempt to compete with the historical scholar ship of A. H. Wolfson in tracing back Spinoza's ideas to his Ancient, Hebrew and Mediaeval forerunners, or the meticulous philosophical scrutiny of Harold Joachim, which I could wish to emulate but cannot hope to rival. I have simply relied upon the text of Spinoza's own writings in an effort to grasp and to make intelligible to others the precise meaning of his doctrine, and to decide whether, in spite of numerous apparent and serious internal conflicts, it can be understood as a consistent whole. In so doing I have found it necessary to correct what seem to me t0' be mis conceptions frequently entertained by commentators. Whether or not I am right in my re-interpretation, it will, I hope, contribute something fresh, if not to the knowledge of Spinoza, at least to the discussion of what he really meant to say. The limits within which I am constrained to write prevent me from drawing fully upon the great mass of scholarly writings on Spinoza, his life and times, his works and his philosophical ideas. I can only try to make amends for omissions by listing the most important works in the Spinoza bibliography, for reference by those who would seek to know more about his philosophy. This list I have added as an appendix.

Moments of Despair

Author: David Silkenat

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807834602

Category: History

Page: 296

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During the Civil War era, black and white North Carolinians were forced to fundamentally reinterpret the morality of suicide, divorce, and debt as these experiences became pressing issues throughout the region and nation. In Moments of Despair, Dav

Between Dignity and Despair

Author: Marion A. Kaplan

Publisher: Studies in Jewish History

ISBN: 0195130928

Category: History

Page: 290

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Draws on memoirs, diaries, and letters of Jews living in Nazi Germany at the start of the holocaust

Hope Or Despair

Author: Donald P. Warwick

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275953483

Category: Education

Page: 174

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The first study on schooling effectiveness utilizing a national sample of schools in a developing country.

On the Heights of Despair

Born out of a terrible insomnia which Cioran characterizes as " a dizzying lucidity which would turn even paradise into hell , " On the Heights of Despair ...

Author: E. M. Cioran

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226106705

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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It presents us with the youthful Cioran, who described himself as "a Nietzsche still complete with his Zarathustra, his poses, his mystical clown's tricks, a whole circus of the heights." It also presents Cioran as a connoisseur of apocalypse, a theoretician of despair. For Cioran, writing and philosophy are closely related to physical suffering: both share the "lyrical virtues" that alone lead to metaphysical revelation. The result is a book that becomes a substitute for as well as an antidote to suicide. By enacting the struggle of the Romantic soul against God, the universe, and itself, Cioran releases a saving burst of lyrical energy that carries him safely out of his desperation. On the Heights of Despair shows the philosopher's first grappling with themes he would return to in his mature works: despair and decay, absurdity and alienation, futility and the irrationality of existence.

The Highway of Despair

But this gift comes only with the movement from defiance to compliance, from rebellion to submission, from despair to faith. Despair points to the “riddle” ...

Author: Robyn Marasco

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231538893

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Hegel's "highway of despair," introduced in his Phenomenology of Spirit, is the tortured path traveled by "natural consciousness" on its way to freedom. Despair, the passionate residue of Hegelian critique, also indicates fugitive opportunities for freedom and preserves the principle of hope against all hope. Analyzing the works of an eclectic cast of thinkers, Robyn Marasco considers the dynamism of despair as a critical passion, reckoning with the forms of historical life forged along Hegel's highway. The Highway of Despair follows Theodor Adorno, Georges Bataille, and Frantz Fanon as they each read, resist, and reconfigure a strand of thought in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Confronting the twentieth-century collapse of a certain revolutionary dialectic, these thinkers struggle to revalue critical philosophy and recast Left Hegelianism within the contexts of genocidal racism, world war, and colonial domination. Each thinker also re-centers the role of passion in critique. Arguing against more recent trends in critical theory that promise an escape from despair, Marasco shows how passion frustrates the resolutions of reason and faith. Embracing the extremism of what Marx, in the spirit of Hegel, called the "ruthless critique of everything existing," she affirms the contemporary purchase of radical critical theory, resulting in a passionate approach to political thought.

Despair

The Russian text of Despair (Otchayanie – a far more sonorous howl) was written in 1932, in Berlin. The émigré review Sovremennye Zapiski, in Paris, ...

Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141911403

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Self-satisfied, delighting in the many fascinating quirks of his own personality, Hermann Hermann is perhaps not to be taken too seriously. But then a chance meeting with a man he believes to be his double reveals a frightening 'split' in Hermann's nature. With shattering immediacy, Nabokov takes us into a deranged world, one full of an impudent, startling humour, dominated by the egotistical and scornful figure of a murderer who thinks himself an artist.

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

We call the three kinds of death “deaths of despair.” It is a convenient label, indicating the link with unhappiness, the link with mental or behavioral ...

Author: Anne Case

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691217062

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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A New York Times Bestseller A Wall Street Journal Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year A New Statesman Book to Read From economist Anne Case and Nobel Prize winner Angus Deaton, a groundbreaking account of how the flaws in capitalism are fatal for America's working class Deaths of despair from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism are rising dramatically in the United States, claiming hundreds of thousands of American lives. Anne Case and Angus Deaton explain the overwhelming surge in these deaths and shed light on the social and economic forces that are making life harder for the working class. As the college educated become healthier and wealthier, adults without a degree are literally dying from pain and despair. Case and Deaton tie the crisis to the weakening position of labor, the growing power of corporations, and a rapacious health-care sector that redistributes working-class wages into the pockets of the wealthy. This critically important book paints a troubling portrait of the American dream in decline, and provides solutions that can rein in capitalism's excesses and make it work for everyone.

The American Culture of Despair

Once again cultural despair feeds on the knowledge that sovereignty and the national will are subject not only to chance and fate but to the flaws and ...

Author: Richard K. Fenn

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527510333

Category: History

Page: 181

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Recent developments have made many social scientists and commentators wonder whether the United States is still a relatively modern, secular, and democratic society. Instead, America shows signs of the cultural despair that preceded the rise of fascism in Nazi Germany. Taking a careful look at such critical moments as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Depression, the assassination of President Lincoln, and the eves both of the Civil War and of the American Revolution, this book shows that Americans have long shown authoritarian and even fascist tendencies: signs of despair that the nation is running out of time. In these critical moments, it finds evidence of a regressive cycle consisting of crisis, followed by the sanctification of central authority, and further crisis. With its deep roots in Anglo-American culture, the current crisis awaits decisive resolution.

Laughter and Despair

I have used the terms of laughter and despair quite loosely to encompass such widely divergent novels . No inconsistency , however , exists in their ...

Author: U. C. Knoepflmacher

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520023528

Category: History

Page: 281

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Diary of a Man in Despair

Originally published: New York: Macmillan Company, 1970.

Author: Fritz Percy Reck-Malleczewen

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9781590175866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Originally published: New York: Macmillan Company, 1970.

Devotions that Will Replace Despair with Renewed Hope

Have you tried everything on your own; only to find yourself still at the bottom of your pit of despair? Come and find renewed hope and a way that will lead ...

Author: Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain

Publisher: Diane K Chamberlain

ISBN: 9781311795809

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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Are you looking for a way to replace the deep dark moments of despair in your life, with renewed hope? Come and discover words of encouragement; that will lead you in the direction of renewed hope, while leading you further away from your wilderness of despair; through Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain’s devotional book…“Devotions That Will Replace Despair with Renewed Hope.” The devotional writings within this book were first given to the author, as she faced her own deep moments of despair and became the words that would point her in the direction of renewed hope…a renewed hope that can only be found through Jesus Christ. “Devotions That Will Replace Despair with Renewed Hope” is filled with 99 inspirational daily devotionals; that will shed light on the darkest moment of despair; while replacing the weak moments of circumstance, with a renewed hope that can only be found through Jesus Christ. The devotions can become daily readings or they can be used as a means of inspiration, for a specific need. “Devotions that will Replace Despair with Renewed Hope” will lead you to words of wisdom; that come from a powerful God and will become one of the best motivational books you’ve ever read! Come and read one of the best inspirational books that are truly inspired by God!

Winter of Despair

'He would bring them up to his studio, show them the picture Winter of Despair. That would have been on the easel. But what about the other pictures, ...

Author: Cora Harrison

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781448303465

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Wilkie Collins must prove his brother is innocent of murder in the second of the compelling new Gaslight mystery series. November, 1853. Inspector Field has summoned his friends Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins to examine a body found in an attic studio, its throat cut. Around the body lie the lacerated fragments of canvas of a painting titled A Winter of Despair. On closer examination, Wilkie realizes he recognizes the victim, for he had been due to dine with him that very evening. The dead man is Edwin Milton-Hayes, one of Wilkie's brother Charley's artist friends. But what is the significance of the strange series of faceless paintings Milton-Hayes had been worked on when he died? And why is Charley acting so strangely? With his own brother under suspicion of murder, Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens set out to uncover the truth. What secrets lie among the close-knit group of Pre-Raphaelite painters who were the dead man's friends? And who is the killer in their midst?

The Enormous Despair

Judith Malina. ورد ید در فور THE ENORMOUS DESPAIR - - - IN THE ENORMOUS DESPAIR. با متد جد جی جدید و دید که جم PN 2297 THE ENORMOUS DESPAIR M27.

Author: Judith Malina

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4393296

Category:

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The Enormous Despair is a record, in diary form, of the year 1968, when, after an extended tour of Europe, The Living Theatre returned to tour the United States.

Danganronpa Another Episode Ultra Despair Girls Volume 1

DESPAIR MAIL c / o Dark Horse Comics 10956 SE Main St. Milwaukie ... Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair , we're beginning our next Danganronpa manga series ...

Author: Spike Chunsoft

Publisher: Dark Horse Manga

ISBN: 9781506713625

Category: Graphic novels

Page: 160

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"Based on one of the multiple video games in the Danganronpa franchise, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls is the missing story that goes between the original Danganronpa: The Animation manga, and the recently published manga series Danganronpa 2: Ultimate Luck and Hope and Despair."--Provided by publisher.

Hope and Despair in Narrative and Family Therapy

Clients' experiences of hope and despair can be complex, reflecting individual and family histories, current patterns and dynamics, the stresses of everyday ...

Author: Carmel Flaskas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135448585

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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How do experiences of hope and despair impact upon our capacity to meet life's challenges in narrative and family therapy? Clients' experiences of hope and despair can be complex, reflecting individual and family histories, current patterns and dynamics, the stresses of everyday life, and the social contexts of families' lives. This book analyses how therapists meet and engage with these dichotomous aspects of human experience. The editors place the themes of hope and despair at the centre of a series of reflections on practice and theory. Contributors from all over the world are brought together, incorporating a range of perspectives from narrative, systemic and social constructionist frameworks. The book is divided into three sections, covering: reflections on hope and despair facing adversity: practices of hope reflections on reconciliation and forgiveness. Hope and Despair in Narrative and Family Therapy looks at the importance of hope in bringing about positive therapeutic change. This book will be of great use to family therapists, psychotherapists, counsellors, and students on therapeutic training courses.

The Despair of Kr chellia

Of Forms and Reason 9 A BriefIntroduction Dramatis Persona The First Despair of Kréchellia Regarding the Union of Kréchellia The Second Despair of ...

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Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557483419

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Death Suicide Despair Poetry

Watch despair's departing Despair, departing distraught bye Hide close feeling, smile at the time despair crept in Without knowing it has its own words to ...

Author: Jason Harris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780993229305

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

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The battle on Depression got me on the floor were twisting and turning that what happen when your fighting. He's calls for reinforcement here come hate and loathing, Hope and Life retreating Depression tells no truths he's hitting hard with my past. Suicide shouting come on depression, hate punches strike home. I'm down again, surrounded by life mistake. Depression send fear in I'm on the floor once more Hope and Life are withdrawing I shout don't leave Depress is laughing jumping and dancing Were my hope and life?