Unbearable Lightness

Unbearable Lightness
Author: Portia de Rossi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2010-11
ISBN: 1439177783
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbearable Lightness Book Excerpt:

Known for her roles on the hit TV shows "Ally McBeal" and "Arrested Development," de Rossi delivers a revelatory and searing account of the years she spend secretly suffering from bulimia, all the while living under the glare of Hollywood's bright lights. 8-page b&w photo insert.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable
Author: Kelli Jae Baeli
Publsiher: Kelli Jae Baeli
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2010-04-09
ISBN: 1440447675
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Unbearable Book Excerpt:

I don't consider myself the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I'm certainly not a spoon. I think about things. I put human nature under a microscope. Sometimes to my own peril. And I write about it. And politics, science, cosmology, relationships, sex, coffee, my angst, my weirdness, my cats & anything else that pops or chaps. But I think you will often find me quite humorous. Especially if you like sarcasm.Unless you're just blithely cruising through life, you'll notice there's a lot going on in this macrocosm of existence. This means there's a lot going on the microcosm of my brain. Not that there's anything "micro" about my brain. Anyway-here is a collection in which I share my thoughts, ruminations, suggestions, complaints and epiphanies where these "cosms" are concerned. Wear a helmet.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera Book Analysis

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2018-05-31
ISBN: 2808002084
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Unbearable Lightness of Being with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, an intricate, cyclical novel which charts the lives of Tomas, a successful surgeon, his wife Tereza, his lover Sabina, and Sabina’s lover Franz. The narrative skilfully blends the characters’ experiences of love, political activism and happiness with philosophical musings on the “lightness” of existence, creating an engaging novel which encourages readers to reflect on the meaning of their own lives. Milan Kundera was born in Czechoslovakia, where he had a successful career as a university lecturer and author until the country was invaded by Soviet forces in 1968 following the Prague Spring. His books were banned by the Communist regime, and he moved to France in 1975. He has won a number of prestigious literary awards, including the Jerusalem Prize (1985) and the Czech State Literature Prize (2007). Find out everything you need to know about The Unbearable Lightness of Being in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: •A complete plot summary •Character studies •Key themes and symbols •Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Study Guide for Milan Kundera s The Unbearable Lightness of Being

A Study Guide for Milan Kundera s The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN: 1410336794
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Milan Kundera s The Unbearable Lightness of Being Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Milan Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Author: Milan Kundera
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN: 057136764X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Book Excerpt:

'A cult figure.' Guardian 'A dark and brilliant achievement.' Ian McEwan 'Shamelessly clever ... Exhilaratingly subversive and funny.' Independent 'A modern classic ... As relevant now as when it was first published. ' John Banville A young woman is in love with a successful surgeon; a man torn between his love for her and his womanising. His mistress, a free-spirited artist, lives her life as a series of betrayals; while her other lover stands to lose everything because of his noble qualities. In a world where lives are shaped by choices and events, and everything occurs but once, existence seems to lose its substance and weight - and we feel 'the unbearable lightness of being'. The Unbearable Lightness of Being encompasses passion and philosophy, infidelity and ideas, the Prague Spring and modern America, political acts and private desires, comedy and tragedy - in fact, all of human existence. What readers are saying: 'Some books change your mind, some change your heart, the very best change your whole world ... A mighty piece of work, that will shape your life forever.' 'One of the best books I've ever read ... A book about love and life, full of surprises. Beautiful.' 'This book is going to change your life ... It definitely leaves you with a hangover after you're done reading.' 'A must read - loved it, such beautiful observations on life, love and sexuality.' 'Kundera writes about love as if in a trance so the beauty of it is enchanting and dreamy ... Will stay with you forever.' 'A beautiful novel that helps you understand life better ... Loved it.' 'One of those rare novels full of depth and insight into the human condition ... Got me reading Camus and Sartre.' 'One of the best books I have ever read ... An intellectual love story if ever there was one.'

Management Lives

Management Lives
Author: David Knights,Hugh Willmott
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 185
Release: 1999-08-30
ISBN: 1849207178
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Lives Book Excerpt:

`The authors bring a spark of vitality and life to an area that could be cynically viewed as a series of conflicting fads and fashions....I would recommend anyone in the process of reviewing or designing an entrepreneurship development course to consider the benefits that this book would bring to the teaching process′ - Entrepreneurship and Innovation `Using fiction in the classroom as an approach to stimulating the study of people in organizations is well-established. What this book contributes is a way of exploring some of the existential elements of life in organizations, which are typically difficult to study. It will be on my reading lists. Hopefully, this example, and regrettably few others which exist, will contribute in the long term to the reformulation of how the lived experience of organizational life may be explored in the classroom′ - Leadership & Organization Development Journal Based on courses taught by the authors over many years, this innovative text is a lively and accessible analysis of people at work and the problems they have to confront. The student is introduced to a range of key themes in management such as: power and identity; consumption and bureaucracy; rational choice and meaning all through the medium of characters and situations in contemporary literature. The clear theoretical framework, supported by footnotes, summaries and further reading guides, makes this an introduction to management the student will find useful as well as enjoyable.

The Value s of Literature

The Value s  of Literature
Author: James S. Hans
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN: 9780791402054
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Value s of Literature Book Excerpt:

Discusses the ethical aspects of literature.

The Parallax View

The Parallax View
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-02-13
ISBN: 0262265184
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parallax View Book Excerpt:

In Žižek's long-awaited magnum opus, he theorizes the "parallax gap" in the ontological, the scientific, and the political—and rehabilitates dialectical materialism. The Parallax View is Slavoj Žižek's most substantial theoretical work to appear in many years; Žižek himself describes it as his magnum opus. Parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object, caused by a change in observational position. Žižek is interested in the "parallax gap" separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an "impossible short circuit" of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Žižek begins a rehabilitation of dialectical materialism. Modes of parallax can be seen in different domains of today's theory, from the wave-particle duality in quantum physics to the parallax of the unconscious in Freudian psychoanalysis between interpretations of the formation of the unconscious and theories of drives. In The Parallax View, Žižek, with his usual astonishing erudition, focuses on three main modes of parallax: the ontological difference, the ultimate parallax that conditions our very access to reality; the scientific parallax, the irreducible gap between the phenomenal experience of reality and its scientific explanation, which reaches its apogee in today's brain sciences (according to which "nobody is home" in the skull, just stacks of brain meat—a condition Žižek calls "the unbearable lightness of being no one"); and the political parallax, the social antagonism that allows for no common ground. Between his discussions of these three modes, Žižek offers interludes that deal with more specific topics—including an ethical act in a novel by Henry James and anti-anti-Semitism. The Parallax View not only expands Žižek's Lacanian-Hegelian approach to new domains (notably cognitive brain sciences) but also provides the systematic exposition of the conceptual framework that underlies his entire work. Philosophical and theological analysis, detailed readings of literature, cinema, and music coexist with lively anecdotes and obscene jokes.

Postcolonial literature and the biblical call for justice

Postcolonial literature and the biblical call for justice
Author: Susan V. Gallagher
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 258
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781617034596
Category: Christianity and literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Financial Cryptography and Data Security

Financial Cryptography and Data Security
Author: Sven Dietrich,Rachna Dhamija
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN: 3540773657
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Cryptography and Data Security Book Excerpt:

There are few more important areas of current research than this, and here, Springer has published a double helping of the latest work in the field. That’s because the book contains the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security, and the co-located 1st International Workshop on Usable Security, both held in Trinidad/Tobago in February 2007. Topics covered include payment systems and authentication.

Citizens Cops and Power

Citizens  Cops  and Power
Author: Steve Herbert
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2009-11-21
ISBN: 0226327353
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Citizens Cops and Power Book Excerpt:

Politicians, citizens, and police agencies have long embraced community policing, hoping to reduce crime and disorder by strengthening the ties between urban residents and the officers entrusted with their protection. That strategy seems to make sense, but in Citizens, Cops, and Power, Steve Herbert reveals the reasons why it rarely, if ever, works. Drawing on data he collected in diverse Seattle neighborhoods from interviews with residents, observation of police officers, and attendance at community-police meetings, Herbert identifies the many obstacles that make effective collaboration between city dwellers and the police so unlikely to succeed. At the same time, he shows that residents’ pragmatic ideas about the role of community differ dramatically from those held by social theorists. Surprising and provocative, Citizens, Cops, and Power provides a critical perspective not only on the future of community policing, but on the nature of state-society relations as well.

Incommunicado Reader

Incommunicado Reader
Author: Geert Lovink,Soenke Zehle
Publsiher: Institute of Network Cultures
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005
ISBN: 907814601X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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New Demons

New Demons
Author: Simona Forti
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-11-12
ISBN: 0804792984
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Demons Book Excerpt:

As long as we care about suffering in the world, says political philosopher Simona Forti, we are compelled to inquire into the question of evil. But is the concept of evil still useful in a postmodern landscape where absolute values have been leveled and relativized by a historicist perspective? Given our current unwillingness to judge others, what signposts remain to guide our ethical behavior? Surveying the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Western philosophical debates on evil, Forti concludes that it is time to leave behind what she calls "the Dostoevsky paradigm": the dualistic vision of an omnipotent monster pitted against absolute, helpless victims. No longer capable of grasping the normalization of evil in today's world—whose structures of power have been transformed—this paradigm has exhausted its explanatory force. In its place, Forti offers a different genealogy of the relationship between evil and power, one that finally calls into question power's recurrent link to transgression. At the center of contemporary evil she posits the passive attitude towards rule-following, the need for normalcy, and the desire for obedience nurtured by our contemporary mass democracies. In our times, she contends, evil must be explored in tandem with our stubborn desire to stay alive at all costs as much as with our deep need for recognition: the new modern absolutes. A courageous book, New Demons extends an original, inspiring call to ethical living in a biopolitical age.

Self and Deception

Self and Deception
Author: Roger T. Ames,Wimal Dissanayake
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 373
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN: 9780791430316
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self and Deception Book Excerpt:

Distinguished scholars discuss the problem of self-deception, or rather, self and deception.

Radical History Review Volume 65

Radical History Review  Volume 65
Author: Rhr Collective
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1996-04-26
ISBN: 9780521576901
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical History Review Volume 65 Book Excerpt:

Radical History Review presents innovative scholarship and commentary that looks critically at the past and its history from a non-sectarian left perspective.

Technology and the Good Life

Technology and the Good Life
Author: Eric Stowe Higgs,Eric Higgs,Andrew Light,David Strong
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2000-11-15
ISBN: 9780226333861
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technology and the Good Life Book Excerpt:

Can we use technology in the pursuit of a good life, or are we doomed to having our lives organized and our priorities set by the demands of machines and systems? How can philosophy help us to make technology a servant rather than a master? Technology and the Good Life? uses a careful collective analysis of Albert Borgmann's controversial and influential ideas as a jumping-off point from which to address questions such as these about the role and significance of technology in our lives. Contributors both sympathetic and critical examine Borgmann's work, especially his "device paradigm"; apply his theories to new areas such as film, agriculture, design, and ecological restoration; and consider the place of his thought within philosophy and technology studies more generally. Because this collection carefully investigates the issues at the heart of how we can take charge of life with technology, it will be a landmark work not just for philosophers of technology but for students and scholars in the many disciplines concerned with science and technology studies.

Literature into Film

Literature into Film
Author: Linda Costanzo Cahir
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2014-12-24
ISBN: 0786482990
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature into Film Book Excerpt:

For most people, film adaptation of literature can be summed up in one sentence: “The movie wasn’t as good as the book.” This volume undertakes to show the reader that not only is this evaluation not always true but sometimes it is intrinsically unfair. Movies based on literary works, while often billed as adaptations, are more correctly termed translations. A director and his actors translate the story from the written page into a visual presentation. Depending on the form of the original text and the chosen method of translation, certain inherent difficulties and pitfalls are associated with this change of medium. So often our reception of a book-based movie has more to do with our expectations and reading of the literature than with the job that the movie production did or did not do. Avoiding these biases and fairly evaluating any particular literary-based film takes an awareness of certain factors. Written with a formalistic rather than historical approach, this work presents a comprehensive guide to literature-based films, establishing a contextual and theoretical basis to help the reader understand the relationships between such movies and the original texts as well as the reader’s own individual responses to these productions. To this end, it focuses on recognizing and appreciating the inherent difficulties encountered when basing a film on a literary work, be it a novel, novella, play or short story. Individual chapters deal with the specific issues and difficulties raised by each of these genres, providing an overview backed up by case studies of specific film translations. Films and literary works receiving this treatment include The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Lady Windemere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde and Shakespeare’s Henry V. Interspersed throughout the text are suggestions for activities the film student or buff can use to enhance his or her appreciation and understanding of the films. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Magical Realism

Magical Realism
Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora,Wendy B. Faris
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 581
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780822316404
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magical Realism Book Excerpt:

On magical realism in literature

Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern

Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern
Author: William Slocombe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1135489289
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nihilism and the Sublime Postmodern Book Excerpt:

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse

Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse
Author: Gina M. Dorré
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780754655152
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Fiction and the Cult of the Horse Book Excerpt:

The ubiquity of horses in literary texts, visual media, and other cultural documents indicates a vibrant cult of the horse during the Victorian Period. Treating the novels of Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Braddon, Anna Sewell, and George Moore, Gina M. Dorr