Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2021-05-13 ISBN :0429537069 Pages :210 pages Rating :4.4/5 (295 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight by Hans Maes:
Download or read book Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight written by Hans Maes and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-13 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Richard Linklater’s celebrated Before trilogy chronicles the love of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Céline (Julie Delpy) who first meet up in Before Sunrise, later reconnect in Before Sunset and finally experience a fall-out in Before Midnight. Not only do these films present storylines and dilemmas that invite philosophical discussion, but philosophical discussion itself is at the very heart of the trilogy. This book, containing specially commissioned chapters by a roster of international contributors, explores the many philosophical themes that feature so vividly in the interactions between Céline and Jesse, including: the nature of love, romanticism and marriage the passage and experience of time the meaning of life the art of conversation the narrative self gender death Including an interview with Julie Delpy in which she discusses her involvement in the films and the importance of studying philosophy, Before Sunrise. Before Sunset. Before Midnight: A Philosophical Exploration is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, aesthetics, gender studies, and film studies.
Publisher :Königshausen & Neumann Release Date :2006 ISBN :9783826030017 Pages :460 pages Rating :4.0/5 (3 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Ungleichzeitigkeiten der Europäischen Romantik by Alexander von Bormann:
Download or read book Ungleichzeitigkeiten der Europäischen Romantik written by Alexander von Bormann and published by Königshausen & Neumann. This book was released on 2006 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis:
Publisher :Penguin UK Release Date :2016-09-29 ISBN :0141395737 Pages :592 pages Rating :4.1/5 (413 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories by Joost Zwagerman:
Download or read book The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories written by Joost Zwagerman and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2016-09-29 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 'The stories here will provoke, delight and impress. Joost Zwagerman's selection forms a fascinating guidebook to a landscape you'll surely want to wander in again.' Clare Lowden, TLS 'There is a lot of northern European melancholy in the collection, though often tinged with wry humour...an excellent book' Jonathan Gibbs, Minor Literatures 'We were kids - but good kids. If I may say so myself. We're much smarter now, so smart it's pathetic. Except for Bavink, who went crazy' A husband forms gruesome plans for his new fridge; a government employee has a haunting experience on his commute home; prisoners serve as entertainment for wealthy party guests; an army officer suffers a monstrous tropical illness. These short stories contain some of the most groundbreaking and innovative writing in Dutch literature from 1915 to the present day, with most pieces appearing here in English for the first time. Blending unforgettable snapshots of the realities of everyday life with surrealism, fantasy and subversion, this collection shows Dutch writing to be an integral part of world literary history. Joost Zwagerman (1963-2015) was a novelist, poet, essayist and editor of several anthologies. He started his career as a writer with bestselling novels, describing the atmosphere of the 1980s and 1990s, such as Gimmick!(1988) and False Light (1991). In later years, he concentrated on writing essays - notably on pop culture and visual arts - and poetry. Suicide was the theme of the novel Six Stars (2002). He took his own life just after having published a new collection of essays on art, The Museum of Light.
Publisher :Springer Release Date :2013-11-11 ISBN :9401746974 Pages :318 pages Rating :4.4/5 (17 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Translation through grammar by P. J. E. Hyams:
Download or read book Translation through grammar written by P. J. E. Hyams and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-11-11 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Alltranslation is a compromise-the effort to be literal and the e. ffort to be idiomatic BenjaminJowett (1817-93) This book is designed to provide intermediate and advanced students of English with practice in the translation ofDutch texts into English. It contains fifty prose passages, most of them taken from recent Dutch novels or journals, all of them tried out on several generations of our own students in the 'pre-kandidaatsfase' of their studies at the English Department of the University of Nijmegen. In these respects, it is not spectacularly different from many other books ofits kind. We have, however, tried to offer the student rather more support in his translation work than is usually clone: each text is provided with a suggested translation of the first few lines and with notes containing information on grammar and idiom, sometimes preceded by supplementary material from British or American sources. The second part of the book comprises a short contrastive grammar speciallywritten to meet theneeds oftheuser. In this way wehope to offer a self-contained translation course which reinforces the interdependence of grammar, vocabulary, textual interpretation and style. Most ofthe texts in this book are reproduced in substantially the sameform and wording as in the original sources. In some cases editing was necessary in order, for example, to reduce long articles to more manageable proportions. In no cases, however, were we moved to doctor the originals in order to disambiguate them or to make them easier to translate.
Publisher :BIS (Holland) Release Date :2002 ISBN : Pages :200 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Mattmo by Mattmo:
Download or read book Mattmo written by Mattmo and published by BIS (Holland). This book was released on 2002 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: A media-independent design studio based in Amsterdam, Mattmo specializes in visual communications and holds to the philosophy that graphic design is all about mood-building and the stirring of emotions. Not surprisingly, intuition and inspiration play a major role in all of Mattmo's creative output. This book is a visual report of their most recent work and includes several projects for which they have won awards. It is divided into three chapters: motion, interaction and print, and each work featured is accompanied by an enlightening commentary on the design process. Examples include a corporate identity program developed for a company that specializes in electronic mail software; thematic websites created for Hewlett Packard; a multimedia event created and staged for Dow Chemicals in The Hague City Hall; and a range of printed materials to promote a television series. Die-cut key tabs aid in navigating the sections.
Publisher : Release Date :2003 ISBN : Pages :287 pages Rating :4.F/5 ( users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Bernard F. Eilers, 1878-1951 by Bernard F. Eilers:
Download or read book Bernard F. Eilers, 1878-1951 written by Bernard F. Eilers and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Overzicht van het werk van de Amsterdamse fotograaf.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2021-12-06 ISBN :900447904X Pages :734 pages Rating :4.0/5 (44 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Liability and Environment by Lucas Bergkamp:
Download or read book Liability and Environment written by Lucas Bergkamp and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 734 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Liability and Environment analyzes the role of law, in particular civil liability, in controlling environmental pollution and risk. In modern environmental policy, liability has become a popular instrument. In this book, Prof. Bergkamp takes a fresh look at civil liability for environmental harm in an inter- and transnational context. Over the last decade, industry's liability exposure for environmental harm has expanded significantly. At the international, EC, and national level proposals for onerous strict environmental liability regimes are pending. The `polluter pays principle', which is an articulation of the `cost internalization' theory in the environmental area, is believed to justify such liability regimes. Applying an instrumental approach to legal instruments, Prof. Bergkamp aims to redefine the role of liability in the heavily regulated environmental area. He shows that liability for environmental harm is not justified by the polluter pays principle, is an uncertain and unreliable instrument for achieving prevention, results in an inefficient insurance scheme, and plays a dubious role in adjusting activity levels. Based on an analysis of the basic characteristics of alternative legal instruments, Prof. Bergkamp concludes that civil liability should play a more modest, limited role in an environmental law system dominated by public law. Where deterrence is not the objective, first party insurance, compensation funds, or other public law regimes should be preferred over liability rules. In addition to civil liability of private parties, Liability and Environment discusses State liability under international, EC, and national law. Under international law, breach of a primary obligation triggers a State's liability. Prof. Bergkamp argues that this rule should be applied also to liability of private parties. In the environmental area, a business' primary obligations are spelled out in detailed permit conditions, regulations, and statutes. According to Prof. Bergkamp, only if a primary obligation is breached, a private person should be liable for environmental harm. The system that Bergkamp advocates is an objective fault liability regime, in which public environmental law defines the standard of care for both government and industry. "In rebuilding our civil liability system, we should keep in mind that what is good for industry should be good for everyone (or it is not good for anyone), we should keep in mind that what is good for private parties should be good for the state (or it is not good for either). In rebuilding our civil liability system, the international law of State responsibility, which is unpolluted by risk spreading and activity level considerations, will guide us a long way." This book is aimed at advanced law students, academic scholars, and practitioners. In addition, it will be of interest to policy and legislative analysts, legislators, and government officials. Professor Bergkamp's book cannot be described as "solving" the problems of legal and regulatory control of environmental harm, whether within a nation or internationally. As suggested before, however, the very idea of a "solution" is illusory. All legal and regulatory regimes around the world are today and will remain for the future in a state of perpetually continuing development. The virtue of this fine book is that it moves the process of that development forward by a very substantial measure. from the Foreword by George L. Priest.
Publisher :Leuven University Press Release Date :2021-11-15 ISBN :9462702950 Pages :254 pages Rating :4.4/5 (627 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Character Constellations by Roel Smeets:
Download or read book Character Constellations written by Roel Smeets and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2021-11-15 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Fiction has a major social impact, not least because it co-shapes the image that society has of various social groups. Drawing on a collection of 170 contemporary Dutch-language novels, Character Constellations presents a range of data-driven, statistical models to study depictions of characters in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, and other identity categories. Incorporating the tools of network analysis, each chapter highlights an aspect of fictional social networks that affects the representation of social groups: their centrality, their communities, and their conflicts. While reading individual novels in light of emerging statistical patterns, combining the formal methods of social network analysis with the interpretive tools of narratology, this study shows how central societal themes such as (in)equality and emancipation, integration and segregation, and social mobility and class struggle are foregrounded, replicated, or distorted in the Dutch novel. Showcasing what character-based critiques of literary representation gain by integrating data-driven methods into the practice of critical close reading, Character Constellations contributes to societal debates on cultural representation and identity and the role
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2014-04-08 ISBN :1135918333 Pages :838 pages Rating :4.1/5 (359 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of the Novel by Paul Schellinger:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the Novel written by Paul Schellinger and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 838 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Publisher :Anaphora Literary Press Release Date :2015-03-01 ISBN :1681140268 Pages :174 pages Rating :4.6/5 (811 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Walloomsac by Slavitt, David:
Download or read book Walloomsac written by Slavitt, David and published by Anaphora Literary Press. This book was released on 2015-03-01 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: If a novel is a work of prose of some length, this is a novel–but different in that it is more like life, which has no plots and does not reward virtue or punish vice, and in which characters appear and then, if the author doesn’t kill them off, remain to the end. Life is messier than Tolstoy and Henry James were willing to admit. Here, in David R. Slavitt’s farrago, one thing leads to another but without discernible direction until, at the end, there is a kind of resolution, a vision, however unreliable and approximate, of what the life of the speaker has been. It is a deeply thoughtful book but also laugh-out-loud funny. Like life, if we’re lucky.
Publisher :New York Review of Books Release Date :2012-03-20 ISBN :1590175077 Pages :176 pages Rating :4.5/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Amsterdam Stories by Nescio:
Download or read book Amsterdam Stories written by Nescio and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2012-03-20 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. No one, for that matter, has written with such pristine clarity about the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept landscape of the Netherlands. Who was Nescio? Nescio—Latin for “I don’t know”—was the pen name of J.H.F. Grönloh, the highly successful director of the Holland–Bombay Trading Company and a father of four—someone who knew more than enough about respectable maturity. Only in his spare time and under the cover of a pseudonym, as if commemorating a lost self, did he let himself go, producing over the course of his lifetime a handful of utterly original stories that contain some of the most luminous pages in modern literature. This is the first English translation of Nescio’s stories.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2011-02-21 ISBN :9004194037 Pages :888 pages Rating :4.0/5 (41 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Anatomy of Despondency by Jacob Teunis Harskamp:
Download or read book The Anatomy of Despondency written by Jacob Teunis Harskamp and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-02-21 with total page 888 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In a text-orientated approach, this study presents a rich mosaic depicting a tradition of European socio-cultural criticism since the French Revolution. Accepting the inevitability of technological advance, critics rejected the proud assumption of progress and stressed the negatives instead.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2012-12-06 ISBN :1134679955 Pages :368 pages Rating :4.1/5 (346 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Privatisation and Liberalisation in European Telecommunications by Willem Hulsink:
Download or read book Privatisation and Liberalisation in European Telecommunications written by Willem Hulsink and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This book combines a detailed, sector-specific study of comparative telecommunications regimes set in the context of the EC, with an extensive historical and empirical analysis of individual policy management and change as experienced by three diverse regulatory cultures, namely, Britain, the Netherlands and France. By adopting a comprehensive analytical framework based on far-reaching literature, the author explores a wide-range of theories, addressing key issues at the forefront of contemporary political and academic debate as: Do nation states matter in the globalizing telecommunications industry? Does the common challenge of techno-global telecommunications restructuring elicit different national responses? What is the significance of a single-speed or multi-speed Europe in implementing telecommunications governance regimes?
Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2012-12-06 ISBN :9400997345 Pages :402 pages Rating :4.4/5 (9 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Literature of the Low Countries by Reinder Meijer:
Download or read book Literature of the Low Countries written by Reinder Meijer and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In any definition of terms, Dutch literature must be taken to mean all literature written in Dutch, thus excluding literature in Frisian, even though Friesland is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in the same way as literature in Welsh would be excluded from a history of English literature. Simi larly, literature in Afrikaans (South African Dutch) falls outside the scope of this book, as Afrikaans from the moment of its birth out of seventeenth-century Dutch grew up independently and must be regarded as a language in its own right. . Dutc:h literature, then, is the literature written in Dutch as spoken in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the so-called Flemish part of the Kingdom of Belgium, that is the area north of the linguistic frontier which runs east-west through Belgium passing slightly south of Brussels. For the modern period this definition is clear anough, but for former times it needs some explanation. What do we mean, for example, when we use the term 'Dutch' for the medieval period? In the Middle Ages there was no standard Dutch language, and when the term 'Dutch' is used in a medieval context it is a kind of collective word indicating a number of different but closely related Frankish dialects. The most important of those were the dialects of the duchies of Limburg and Brabant, and of the counties of Flanders and Holland.