The Captive Mind

Author: Czesław Miłosz

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Category: Communism

Page: 240

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Between Anxiety and Hope

The Poetry and Writing of Czesław Miłosz

Author: Edward Możejko

Publisher: University of Alberta

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Page: 190

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Czeslaw Milosz's poetry and other writings are becoming more widely read, especially since he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980. This collection of essays gives a cross-sectional view of major themes and motifs in Milosz's poetry, prose, and criticism, concentrating primarily on such questions as catastrophism, the concept of reality, Classicism, and political prose.

The Poet's Work

An Introduction to Czeslaw Milosz

Author: Leonard Nathan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Born eighty years ago in Lithuania, Czeslaw Milosz has been acclaimed âeoeone of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatestâe (Joseph Brodsky). This self-described âeoeconnoisseur of heavens and abyssesâe has produced a corpus of poems, essays, memoirs, and fiction of such depth and range that the reader's imagination is moved far beyond ordinary limits of consciousness. In The Poet's Work Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn follow Milosz's wanderings in exile from Poland to Paris to Berkeley as they chart the singular development of his art. Relating his life and his works to the unfolding of his thought, they have crafted a lucid reading of Milosz that far surpasses anything yet written on this often enigmatic poet. The Poet's Work is not only a solid introduction to Milosz; it is also a unique record of the poet's own interpretations of his work. As colleagues of Milosz at Berkeley, Nathan and Quinn had long, detailed discussions with the poet. It is this spirit of collaboration that brings a sense of immediacy and authority to their seamless study. Nathan and Quinn reveal as never before why Milosz is a true visionary, a poet of ideas in history. And they show how the influence of Blake, Simone Weil, Dostoevsky, Lev Shestov, and Swedenborg, together with Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, and Robinson Jeffers, has enriched his vision. Milosz's lifelong experience of totalitarian regimes that exalt science and technology over individual needs and aspirations, his acute sense of alienation as an émigré, and his humanistic zeal and belief in the primacy of living have brought a prismatic quality to his poetry. At seventy, Milosz spoke of himself as an âeoeecstatic pessimist.âe In their sensitive mapping of his art, Nathan and Quinn skillfully demonstrate that Milosz's global influence has been achieved by the ever-shifting balance he strikes between ecstasy and pessimism. Irony and humor are never far from this book, which not only communicates Milosz's polyphonic message but also evokes his uniquely humane sensibility. The Poet's Work is an illuminating introduction to Milosz that will inform and engage scholars and general readers for years to come.

Indigeneity and Universality in Social Science

A South Asian Response

Author: Partha Nath Mukherji

Publisher: SAGE

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Category: Social Science

Page: 405

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Emerging out of the Renaissance and the industrial revolution, the set of disciplines that got institutionalised as the social sciences were fashioned in Europe. However, what were areas of scholarly inquiry responding to specifically Western problems and concerns, laid claim to universality in course of time and were uncritically accepted as being so until they began to be challenged by non-Western thinkers in the second half of the twentieth century. Bringing together 18 essays by distinguished social scientists, this volume is a major contribution to the debate on the indigenisation of the social sciences. It addresses two central questions from a primarily Asian perspective: - Are the social sciences that originated in the West, and are essentially indigenous to it, universal for the rest? - Can the universal explain the particular, unless the universals in the particulars of different cultural contexts contribute to the construction of the universal? Some of the issues explored in this twin framework are: - The de-parochialisation of Western social science. - The concept of the ‘captive mind’, which fails to fathom its captivity. - The limitations of Western social sciences on crucial issues such as modernisation, economic liberalisation and structural adjustment. - The validity and potential of indigenous models of development as demonstrated by Bhutan’s concept of Gross National Happiness. - Oral traditions and their potential for universal knowledge.

Malcolm X

From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary

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Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Social Science

Page: 388

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Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary offers a variety of historical, religious and philosophical perspectives into the significance of Malcolm X’s life and thought today.

Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory

Religion, Revolution, and the Role of the Intellectual

Author: Dustin J. Byrd

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory: Religion, Revolution and the Role of the Intellectual is a collection of essays engaged in a future-oriented remembrance of the life and praxis of one of Iran’s most influential revolutionary intellectuals: Ali Shariati.

The Captive Mind

Evicting Old Thinking to Experience New Life

Author: Jada Edwards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 128

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A thought, although invisible and intangible, has the power to change our lives in the most visible and tangible ways. What power is found in the human mind! Power to build. Power to destroy. Power to inspire and power to discourage. How do we ensure that the mind's power is used for God's glory? In 2 Corinthians 10, we are reminded of the spiritual attacks on our minds and given divine weapons for the battle. When we allow God's word to guide our thoughts and beliefs, everything changes. We can evict old thinking and experience new life. It's time to take captive every thought through the power of Christ Jesus. "The book you are holding in your hands is a game changer." --Priscilla Shirer, Author of Gideon and Armor of God; Actress, War Room

The Dreams in the Witch House

And Other Weird Stories

Author: H. P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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"The dreams were wholly beyond the pale of sanity . . . " Plagued by insane nightmare visions, Walter Gilman seeks help in Miskatonic University's infamous library of forbidden books, where, in the pages of Abdul Alhazred's dreaded Necronomicon, he finds terrible hints that seem to connect his own studies in advanced mathematics with the fantastic legends of elder magic. The Dreams in the Witch House, gathered together here with more than twenty other tales of terror, exemplifies H. P. Lovecraft's primacy among twentieth-century American horror writers. This volume is a companion to the other two Penguin Classics edition of Lovecraft's work: The Call of the Cthulhu and The Thing on the Doorstep. This original collection presents the definitive texts of the work, including a newly restored text of "The Shadow out of time" along with S. T. Joshi's invaluable introduction and notes. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.