....oder doch?: Die Wahrheit über Philosophie, by Nick Loshier,Alois Geiwitsch PDF

By Nick Loshier,Alois Geiwitsch

ISBN-10: 149929218X

ISBN-13: 9781499292183

Nick S. Loshier
…oder doch?

In sieben Abschnitten beleuchtet Nick S. Loshier die wichtigsten Bereiche unseres Lebens und unserer Welt.
Sein Instrumentarium dazu sind aber keine philosophischen Essays oder wissenschaftliche Artikel, sondern hintergründige, meist amüsante Gedichte und Erzählungen.
Natürlich nimmt er in vielen Fällen Anleihen bei Wissenschaft und Kunst, aber mit überraschenden Wendungen und Schlüssen, wie sie nur echten Humoristen einfallen.
Frei nach Robert Gernhardt: „Humor ist eine Haltung. was once guy daraus macht, ist Komik.“
Nick S. Loshier ist, wie viele andere zeitgenössische Gedichteschreiber der Meinung, dass guy sich den komplexen Zusammenhängen unserer modernen Welt nur mehr mit Humor und Sarkasmus nähern kann. Die Komplexität in den Beziehungen und Abläufen unseres Lebens sind für die meisten Menschen weder fassbar oder überschaubar, geschweige denn beherrschbar. Viele Menschen schwanken zwischen Resignation und einem Gefühl, aufbegehren zu müssen. Aber am Ende wird aus dem Aufbegehren, warum auch immer, nichts und wir müssen einsehen, dass die Umstände gegen uns sind.
Was uns bleibt ist, diese Umstände mit Humor zu ertragen.
Diese Büchlein will dazu beitragen.

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Download e-book for iPad: Il manuale del leccaculo (Italian Edition) by Richard Stengel

By Richard Stengel

ISBN-10: 8881128616

ISBN-13: 9788881128617

Probabilmente è stato Satana il primo adulatore della storia, ma certo oggi l’uomo non è secondo a nessuno. D’altronde, come Il manuale del leccaculo (titolo originale You’re Too type: a quick background of Flattery) dimostra, l’adulazione fa parte del nostro patrimonio genetico ed è un comportamento che ci ha aiutato a sopravvivere fin dalla preistoria.
Richard Stengel illustra quest’arte con ironia e ricchezza di documentazione, partendo dai nostri progenitori e attraversando los angeles storia di religioni e civiltà: dall’amore according to il Dio geloso dell’Antico Testamento agli appassionati biglietti che una collaboratrice della Casa Bianca indirizza al presidente degli Stati Uniti, da Platone al mondo medievale dei trovatori, l. a. cui indelebile traccia informa il nostro moderno discorso amoroso.
E poi Machiavelli e Castiglione, Washington e Franklin, passando consistent with Lord Chesterfield fino advert arrivare a Dale Carnegie (il nume tutelare di ogni buon venditore americano). Già dalle best battute, non a caso dirette al lettore, l’adulazione viene messa a nudo tanto da potersi riassumere in un’agile ma utile summa di precetti (e chi potrebbe dire di non averne mai avuto bisogno?). Avversata come un male oppure onorata quale scienza del buon vivere – questo il messaggio indulgente e ironico dell’autore – quasi sempre, e according to fortuna, los angeles lusinga è un inganno inoffensivo, un delitto senza vittime che finisce solo according to a ways sentire meglio chi los angeles porge e chi l. a. riceve.

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Read e-book online Discomania oder der lange Weg zum FUNPARK (German Edition) PDF

By Ralf Sottorff

ISBN-10: 3990038567

ISBN-13: 9783990038567

Disco ist sein Leben

Der Wunsch, eine eigene Diskothek zu betreiben, lässt sich beim Kriminalbeamten Ralf Sottorff nicht verdrängen. Die Faszination Diskothek wird schließlich so stark, dass er seinen Beamtenberuf aufgibt, um neu durchzustarten - mit der eigenen Diskothek!

"Discomania oder der lange Weg zum FUNPARK" lässt die wichtigsten Stationen von Ralf Sottorffs Weg bis zur eigenen Disco Revue passieren, blickt hinter die Kulissen und gibt Einblicke in eine ganz eigene Welt. Disco-Größen wie auch Menschlich-Allzumenschliches kommen dabei nicht zu kurz.

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Download e-book for kindle: Behind The Tree by Alejandro Echeverri

By Alejandro Echeverri

ISBN-10: 1520458258

ISBN-13: 9781520458250

“Behind The Tree,” is the tale of a tender guy named Adam. After highschool his associates Connor and Daryl circulate on with their lives and flow out of the city. Adam meets new buddies and for the following 3 years he wastes his time enjoying games with them and dealing for his Father half time cleansing assurance workplaces. inspite of his new pals and fogeys by way of his part he nonetheless feels a void in his existence. Having no automobile Adam if compelled to stroll all over. As he does, he passes via who glance chuffed which makes him burst off in a daydream. He struggles with the idea that of affection and desires to grasp what it really sounds like to be ‘in love.’ After assembly a lady named Gabrielle in a Karaoke Bar, he eventually realizes what being 'in love' really is. they start courting and at last Adam realizes love by myself won’t be sufficient to maintain the connection going. He must discover a genuine profession yet has been removing. He needs he made diversified offerings in highschool that might have made his destiny a bit brighter. perhaps if he frolicked with those who have been a bit extra of the ‘in crowd’ again then he could have had extra possibilities right this moment. Adam reconciles with one of many well known men that during highschool he had matters with, Anthony. Adam starts going out with him and his buddies. He struggles becoming in with this new crowd at the beginning yet ultimately enjoys the evening existence. He feels he is getting a style of the recognition he ignored. yet it’s an excessive amount of to stability with the connection he has occurring with Gabrielle. After the 2 take a holiday from one another, Adam ultimately realizes this is not the existence he wishes. He reveals himself spiraling uncontrolled with alcohol, whereas doing every little thing he can to get her again. purely in this time is while he really reveals out what it capacity to be 'in love.'

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Download e-book for kindle: Nomade im Speck (Critica Diabolis) (German Edition) by Wiglaf Droste,Nikolaus Heidelbach

By Wiglaf Droste,Nikolaus Heidelbach

ISBN-10: 3893202080

ISBN-13: 9783893202089

Unterwegs als Nomade im Speck berichtet Wiglaf Droste über merkwürdige Begebenheiten und kulinarische Überraschungen in Regionen der Welt, die er auf seinen Reisen durchstreift. Und Nikolaus Heidelbach setzt diese Geschichten in ebenso überraschenden wie verwegenen Bildern um, die sich nur ungläubig und andächtig bestaunen lassen - mit 32 ganzseitigen Illustrationen.

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Download e-book for kindle: The West Norfolk Question by William Barr,Seb Antoniou

By William Barr,Seb Antoniou

ISBN-10: 0948903414

ISBN-13: 9780948903410

The Queen didn't think the top Minister’s account of the way Norfolk got here to be dropped out of the uk. ‘Norfolk? Independence stream? One not often thinks so.’
But Norfolk took to independence like a coypu to a riverbank. with out accounts to carry it again it prospered mightily. Its politicians shaped new events and have been universally renowned, exhibiting the age-old fact that during Norfolk we do different.
But quickly West Norfolk built a style for self-government and used to be provided devolution and a very good Western Powerhouse. The destiny of Norfolk hung within the balance.
Poppy Sallabank, the Wiveton Belle, omit Swaffham 8 years working and shocked to discover herself chief of the West Norfolk separatist movement.
Alan Cooper, evening Editor of the jap day-by-day submit, and a impossible founder of Norfolk’s independence.
Graham Murray, a shambling determine in his Ipswich city soccer blouse, tracksuit bottoms and blue Crocs, a such a lot inconceivable catalyst for thus a lot change.
Will those 3 find the solution to the West Norfolk query, or perhaps agree what it is?

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Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe - download pdf or read online

By Wayne Macauley

ISBN-10: 1922079111

ISBN-13: 9781922079114

Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Wayne Macauley's first novel, is a bitingly darkish tackle the nice Australian dream. Fable-like, easily readable and finally relocating, it exhibits us the intensity of Macauley's talent.

Bram and his fellow citizens are drawn via a dream: the promise of a highway resulting in a brand new suburb north of town. the homes are outfitted, however the highway by no means comes. one after the other, the dreamers go away, till just a small, hardcore staff is left, together with Bram, One-eyed Michael, and Michael's self-possessed daughter Jodie. because the disused homes fall apart round them they barricade themselves in. they've got a gun, a bulldozer, and a hellbent choice to stick until the tip, no matter what, each time, that's. however the professionals produce other ideas.

Wayne Macauley is a Melbourne author. he's the writer of 3 hugely acclaimed novels, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Caravan Story and The Cook.

'Wayne Macauley has the soul of a poet and his surreal novella is stunningly written...It is a satire of beautiful poise and confidence...If extra Australian literature was once of this calibre, we might be laughing.' Age

'[It was once] like falling right into a bale of barbed cord in the dead of night and battling to get out until morning. The extra I struggled, the extra it received lower than my skin.' Bulletin

'A salutary delusion concerning the horrors looking ahead to our disaffected sleek citizenry...lasting visible photographs and resonant symbolism.' Sydney Morning Herald

'Bewitching...ethereal...hallucinatory...In an period while many Australian novelists are enjoying it safe...Wayne Macauley is an bold expertise worthy watching.' Wet Ink

'Tapping the hidden middle of a unique Australia...this is unique Australian writing at its best.' Courier Mail

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The Asylum of Dr. Caligari - download pdf or read online

By James Morrow

ISBN-10: 1541459318

ISBN-13: 9781541459311

ISBN-10: 1616962658

ISBN-13: 9781616962654

when you imagine today’s profiteers are diabolical, blink again.

It is the summer season of 1914. because the international teeters on the point of the nice conflict, a callow American painter, Francis Wyndham, arrives at a well known eu insane asylum, the place he starts providing paintings remedy below the auspices of Alessandro Caligari—sinister psychiatrist, maniacal artist, alleged sorcerer. And made up our minds to show the approaching cataclysm to his monetary virtue, Dr. Caligari will—for a price—allow governments to parade their troops earlier his masterpiece: a portray so enchanting it will possibly incite whole regiments to hurry headlong into conflict.

The Asylum of Dr. Caligari is a well timed story that's by means of turns humorous and erotic, delicate and bayonet-sharp—but finally emerges as a love letter to that mysterious, indispensible factor referred to as art.

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Get El hombre de la pistola de nata (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Carlos Atanes

ISBN-10: 1434819035

ISBN-13: 9781434819031

(TEATRO - Obra en tres actos para cuatro actores).

Las principles están en el aire, esperando que alguien las realice. Y algunos avispados son expertos en hurtarlas de los angeles cabeza de los demás. Si Miguel supiera qué tipo de gente le rodea hubiera mantenido l. a. boca bien cerrada. Ahora el peligro acecha al proyecto artístico más importante de su vida: su creatividad está atrayendo a vampiros psíquicos insospechados.

Y además: "LA QUINTA ESTACIÓN DEL PUTO VIVALDI", oratorio para un narrador y muchas voces.


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Anatole France's La isla de los pingüinos (Spanish Edition) PDF

By Anatole France

ISBN-10: 1503351793

ISBN-13: 9781503351790

los angeles isla se los pingüinos, una divertida crítica a l. a. naturaleza humana.

Publicada hace un poco más de un siglo, l. a. isla se los pingüinos es un clásico memorable que pide a gritos subrayar frases y rescatar párrafos enteros, y en el cual las pretensiones civilizadoras y las farsas sociales son criticadas una y otra vez de forma tan mordaz como sutil y disfrutable.

El argumento parte de l. a. leyenda fundacional que narra cómo el bueno de San Mael -un monje cristiano bastante corto de vista, casi ciego- bautiza a una colonia de pingüinos al confundirlos con salvajes. A partir de ese episodio, pasan por los angeles pluma de France l. a. construcción de los mitos de una sociedad, los santos, las familias ilustres, el origen de l. a. propiedad privada de los angeles tierra, l. a. leyenda de un dragón tan supuestamente temible como falso, los caballeros de l. a. Edad Media, los pintores primitivos, los revolucionarios, los creyentes y los descreídos, los burgueses y sus mujeres, l. a. especulación financiera, y muchos otros temas, motivos y escenarios.

El gran desafío (y no menor placer) para el lector del siglo XXI será encontrar en esta obra inmensa ecos de lo que sucede en su propia sociedad y en su propio tiempo.

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