Create Dangerously

Create Dangerously
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2019-10-29
ISBN 10 : 9781984897398
ISBN 13 : 198489739X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Create Dangerously Book Description:

“To create today means to create dangerously. Every publication is a deliberate act, and that act makes us vulnerable to the passions of a century that forgives nothing.” In 1957, Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Albert Camus gave a speech entitled "Create Dangerously," effectively a call to arms for artists, in particular those who came from an immigrant background, like he did. Camus understood the necessity of those making art as a part of civil society. A bold cry for artistic freedom and responsibility, his words today remain as timely as ever. In this new translation, Camus's message, available as a stand-alone little book for the first time, will resonate with a new generation of writers and artists.

Create Dangerously

Create Dangerously
Author : Edwidge Danticat
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2011-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9780307946508
ISBN 13 : 0307946509
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Create Dangerously Book Description:

A New York Times Notable Book A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis. BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light.

Create Dangerously

Create Dangerously
Author : Albert Camus
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2018-02
ISBN 10 : 024133912X
ISBN 13 : 9780241339121
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Create Dangerously Book Description:

To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing' Camus's powerful essay, which is as important today as ever, argues against 'art for art's sake', while his Nobel Prize speech brilliantly sets out his vision of the artist's role and responsibilities.

Connecting Histories

Connecting Histories
Author : Bonnie Thomas
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2017-04-27
ISBN 10 : 9781496810564
ISBN 13 : 1496810562
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Connecting Histories Book Description:

The Francophone Caribbean boasts a trove of literary gems. Distinguished by innovative, elegant writing and thought-provoking questions of history and identity, this exciting body of work demands scholarly attention. Its authors treat the traumatic legacies of shared and personal histories pervading Caribbean experience in striking ways, delineating a path towards reconciliation and healing. The creation of diverse personal narratives--encompassing autobiography, autofiction (heavily autobiographical fiction), travel writing, and reflective essay--remains characteristic of many Caribbean writers and offers poignant illustrations of the complex interchange between shared and personal pasts and how they affect individual lives. Through their historically informed autobiography, the authors in this study--Maryse Conde, Gisele Pineau, Patrick Chamoiseau, Edwidge Danticat, and Dany Laferriere--offer compelling insights into confronting, coming to terms with, and reconciling their past. The employment of personal narratives as the vehicle to carry out this investigation points to a tension evident in these writers" reflections, which constantly move between the collective and the personal. As an inescapably complex network, their past extends beyond the notion of a single, private life. These contemporary authors from Martinique, Guadeloupe, and Haiti intertwine their personal memories with reflections on the histories of their homelands and on the European and North American countries they adopt through choice or necessity. They reveal a multitude of deep connections that illuminate distinct Francophone Caribbean experiences.

Coaching the Artist Within

Coaching the Artist Within
Author : Eric Maisel
Publisher : New World Library
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2010-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9781577317210
ISBN 13 : 1577317211
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coaching the Artist Within Book Description:

Have you ever wished you had a professional coach who could encourage your creative pursuits, help structure your efforts, and cheer you on? Coaching the Artist Within is the first book to explain the techniques that creativity coaches use to help their clients survive and thrive in the arts. Designed to help any person become more creative, this book offers a complete program for developing the habits that make creating an everyday routine. The book’s twelve lessons and numerous exercises are at once inspiring, practical, and fun. To spice up the lessons, Eric Maisel shares anecdotes about his clients, including painters, actors, screenwriters, novelists, dancers, and poets. Best of all, Coaching the Artist Within will teach you to be your own coach, and the results will transform your relationship with the creative process.

Tragedy and the Modernist Novel

Tragedy and the Modernist Novel
Author : Manya Lempert
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 290
Release : 2020-09-10
ISBN 10 : 9781108496025
ISBN 13 : 1108496024
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tragedy and the Modernist Novel Book Description:

This book brings together the study of modern fiction, tragedy, chance, and the natural world. It will appeal to graduate students and researchers interested in British and European modernism, philosophy, science and literature, and classical reception studies. It will also interest scholars studying the novel or tragedy more generally.

Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice

Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice
Author : Michael Reisch
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 560
Release : 2014-04-03
ISBN 10 : 9781317934004
ISBN 13 : 1317934008
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice Book Description:

In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest social justice goals is to clarify the meaning of competing discourses on the concept. Throughout history, calls for social justice have been used to rationalize the status quo, promote modest reforms, and justify revolutionary, even violent action. Ironically, as the prominence of the concept has risen, the meaning of social justice has become increasingly obscured. This authoritative volume explores different perspectives on social justice and what its attainment would involve. It addresses key issues, such as resolving fundamental questions about human nature and social relationships; the distribution of resources, power, status, rights, access, and opportunities; and the means by which decisions regarding this distribution are made. Illustrating the complexity of the topic, it presents a range of international, historical, and theoretical perspectives, and discusses the dilemmas inherent in implementing social justice concepts in policy and practice. Covering more than abstract definitions of social justice, it also includes multiple examples of how social justice might be achieved at the interpersonal, organizational, community, and societal levels. With contributions from leading scholars around the globe, Reisch has put together a magisterial and multi-faceted overview of social justice. It is an essential reference work for all scholars with an interest in social justice from a wide range of disciplines, including social work, public policy, public health, law, criminology, sociology, and education.

Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean

Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean
Author : Elvira Pulitano
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 260
Release : 2016-03-10
ISBN 10 : 9781317331285
ISBN 13 : 1317331281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transnational Narratives from the Caribbean Book Description:

This book offers a timely intervention in current debates on diaspora and diasporic identity by affirming the importance of narrative as a discursive mode to understand the human face of contemporary migrations and dislocations. Focusing on the Caribbean double-diaspora, Pulitano offers a close-reading of a range of popular works by four well-known writers currently living in the United States: Jamaica Kincaid, Michelle Cliff, Edwidge Danticat, and Caryl Phillips. Navigating the map of fictional characters, testimonial accounts, and autobiographical experiences, Pulitano draws attention to the lived experience of contemporary diasporic formations. The book offers a provocative re-thinking of socio-scientific analyses of diaspora by discussing the embodied experience of contemporary diasporic communities, drawing on disciplines such as Caribbean, Postcolonial, Diaspora, and Indigenous Studies along with theories on "border thinking" and coloniality/modernity. Contesting restrictive, national, and linguistic boundaries when discussing literature originating from the Caribbean, Pulitano situates the transnational location of Caribbean-born writers within current debates of Transnational American Studies and investigates the role of immigrant writers in discourses of race, ethnicity, citizenship, and belonging. Exploring the multifarious intersections between home, exile, migration and displacement, the book makes a significant contribution to memory and trauma studies, human rights debates, and international law, aiming at a wide range of scholars and specialized agents beyond the strictly literary circle. This volume affirms the humanity of personal stories and experiences against the invisibility of immigrant subjects in most theoretical accounts of diaspora and migration.

Feminist Existentialism Biopolitics and Critical Phenomenology in a Time of Bad Health

Feminist Existentialism  Biopolitics  and Critical Phenomenology in a Time of Bad Health
Author : Talia Welsh
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 200
Release : 2021-10-29
ISBN 10 : 9781000480658
ISBN 13 : 1000480658
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminist Existentialism Biopolitics and Critical Phenomenology in a Time of Bad Health Book Description:

This book explores the personal value of healthy behavior, arguing that our modern tendency to praise or blame individuals for their health is politically and economically motivated and has reinforced growing health disparities between the wealthy and poor under the guise of individual responsibility. We are awash in concerns about the state of our health and recommendations about how to improve it from medical professionals, public health experts, and the diet-exercise-wellness industry. The idea that health is about wellness and not just preventing illness becomes increasingly widespread as we find out how various modifiable behaviors, such as smoking or our diets, impact our health. In a critical examination of health, we find that alongside the move toward wellness as a state that the individual is responsible to in part produce, there is a roll-back of public programs. This book explores how this "good health imperative" is not as apolitical as one might assume. The more the individual is the locus of health, the less structural and historical issues that create health disparities are considered. Feminist Existentialism, Biopolitics, and Critical Phenomenology in a Time of Bad Health’s charts the impact of the increasing shift to a model of individual responsibility for one’s health. It will benefit readers who are interested to think critically about normalization to produce "healthy bodies." In addition, this book will benefit readers who understand the value of personal health, but are wary of the ways in which health can be used as a tool to discriminate and fuel inequalities in health care access. This volume is primarily of interest to academics, students, public health and medical professionals, and readers who are interested in critically examining health from philosophical perspective in order to understand how we can celebrate the value of healthy behavior without reinforcing discrimination.