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A Defense of Ardor

Author : Adam Zagajewski
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Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for art not just the terms but the scanted spiritual dimension of modern human existence that they stake out. Bringing gravity and grace to his meditations on art, society, and history, Zagajewski wears his erudition lightly, with a disarming blend of modesty and humor. His topics range from autobiography (his first visit to a post-Soviet Lvov after childhood exile; his illicit readings of Nietzsche in Communist Poland); to considerations of artist friends past and present (Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz); to intellectual and psychological portraits of cities he has known, east and west; to a dazzling thumbnail sketch of postwar Polish poetry. Zagajewski gives an account of the place of art in the modern age that distinguishes his self-proclaimed liberal vision from the "right-wing radicalism" of such modernist precursors as Eliot or Yeats. The same mixture of ardor and compassion that marks Zagajewski's distinctive contribution to modern poetry runs throughout this eloquent, engaging collection.

Wanderers Across Language

Author : Kinga Olszewska
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Exile has become a potent symbol of Polish and Irish cultures. Historical, political and cultural predicaments of both countries have branded them as diasporic nations: but, in Adorno's dictum, for an exile writing becomes home. Olszewska offers a multifaceted picture of the figure of exile in postwar Poland and Ireland, juxtaposing politics and culture: whereas Irish exile appears more in an economic and cultural context, the essence of Polish exile is political. This comparative study of works by Polish and Irish authors -- Stanisaw Baraczak, Adam Zagajewski, Marek Hasko, Kazimierz Brandys, Brian Moore, Desmond Hogan and Paul Muldoon -- shows a literature which not only depicts the experience of exile, but which uses exile as a literary device.

Ardor in the Court

Author : Jeffrey Miller
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1656: A Boston court sentences a ship's captain to sit in the stocks for two hours for 'lewd and unseemly behaviour' on the Sabbath. His offence? Arriving home that Sunday after three years at sea, he had kissed his wife. 1889: The chief justice of England debates with fellow judges whether a man can have 'sexual connection with a duck.' 1968: J. Edgar Hoover tries to ban the recording 'Two Virgins' because the cover depicts John Lennon and Yoko Ono stark naked from both directions. 2000: A stripper sues her plastic surgeon because her bottom looks like her top after he stitches breast implants into her buttocks. Spanning all legal history, from the Bible onward, these and other sex-charged legal cases are covered when sex meets the law in "Ardor in the Court."

A Defense of Poetry

Author : Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Law and Ardor

Author : Ralph McInerny
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When the corpse of Edgar Bissonet -- a prosperous and influential businessman, but not the best golfer -- turns up at the seventh hole of the Wyler Country Club, lawyer Andrew Broom's hopes for a leisurely summer of golf and gossip quickly disappear. The evidence points to Edgar's son, Matthew, who hires Andrew as his lawyer. Convinced that Matthew is innocent, Andrew and Gerald, his nephew and partner, embark on a defense strategy that reveals numerous skeletons in the Bissonet closet. Broom is pleased to be working on an investigation in which he can combine a visit to the crime scene with a quick nine holes. But as the trial draws near, the stakes become much higher -- and he just might lose the case.

Lev Krevza s A Defense of Church Unity Texts

Author : Lev Krevza
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American Book Publishing Record

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Slight Exaggeration

Author : Adam Zagajewski
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A new essay collection by the noted Polish poet For Adam Zagajewski—one of Poland’s great poets—the project of writing, whether it be poetry or prose, is an occasion to advance what David Wojahn has characterized as his “restless and quizzical quest for self-knowledge.” Slight Exaggeration is an autobiographical portrait of the poet, arranged not chronologically but with that same luminous quality that distinguishes Zagajewski’s spellbinding poetry—an affinity for the invisible. In a mosaic-like blend of criticism, reflections, European history, and aphoristic musings, Zagajewski tells the stories of his life in glimpses and reveries—from the Second World War and the occupation of Poland that left his family dispossessed to Joseph Brodsky’s funeral on the Venetian island of San Michele—interspersed with intellectual interrogations of the writers and poets (D. H. Lawrence, Giorgos Seferis, Zbigniew Herbert, Paul Valéry), composers and painters (Brahms, Rembrandt), and modern heroes (Helmuth James Graf von Moltke) who have influenced his work. A wry and philosophical defense of mystery, Slight Exaggeration recalls Zagajewski’s poetry in its delicate negotiation between the earthbound and the ethereal, “between brief explosions of meaning and patient wandering through the plains of ordinary days.” With an enduring inclination to marvel, Zagajewski restores the world to us—necessarily incomplete and utterly astonishing.

Without Urgency Or Ardor

Author : Anthony Lake Newberry
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The Midnight Cry

Author : Francis David Nichol
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Bookforum

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The Nation

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Art Ardor

Author : Cynthia Ozick
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Among the pieces included in this collection of wide-ranging essays are two extended essays on Edith Wharton and Virginia Woolf and analyses of the work of contemporaries including Updike and Capote

The Federal Reporter

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Daily Report

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The Irish Confederates and the Rebellion of 1798

Author : Henry Martyn Field
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Downsizing Defense

Author : Ethan B. Kapstein
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Contributors from government, industry, and academia document the extent and impact of reducing the military in the US, Europe, and Russia, and suggest a variety of approaches by which governments might be able soften the economic blow. Among the topics are planning the defense industrial base, relations between Congress and the Defense Department after the Cold War, political struggles over defense policy, conversion to peacetime production, and acquisition policy. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Spain in the Mississippi Valley 1765 1794 Problems of frontier defense 1792 1794

Author : Lawrence Kinnaird
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A Defense of the People

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Joseph E Johnston and the Defense of Richmond

Author : Steven H. Newton
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"Focusing on the period between mid-February and late May 1862, Newton examines in detail the high-level conferences in Richmond to set strategy and the relationship of the Peninsula campaign to operations in the Shenandoah Valley and the western Confederacy. By examining what [Joseph E.] Johnston actually accomplished rather than speculating on what he might have done, Newton shows that his overall conduct of the campaign holds up well under scrutiny". -- Jacket.