The Physiology of Taste: Or Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy (Vintage Classics)

By Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

A pleasant and hilarious vintage concerning the joys of the desk, The body structure of flavor is the main well-known e-book approximately foodstuff ever written. First released in France in 1825 and regularly in print ever on the grounds that, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin’s masterpiece is a historic, philosophical, and epicurean number of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes on every little thing and whatever gastronomical. Brillat-Savarin—who famously acknowledged “Tell me what you devour and that i shall let you know what you are”—shrewdly expounds upon culinary concerns that also resonate this present day, from the increase of the vacation spot eating place to issues of nutrition and weight, and in M. F. ok. Fisher, whose statement is either incredible and fun, he has an editor with a sensitivity and wit to compare his own.

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Ender's World: Fresh Perspective on the SF Classic Ender's Game

By Orson Scott Card

Experience the joys of examining Ender's Game all over the place again

Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card’s vintage novel with technological know-how fiction and fable writers, YA authors, army strategists, including:

Ender prequel sequence coauthor Aaron Johnston on Ender and the evolution of the kid hero
Burn Notice writer Matt Nix on Ender's Game as a consultant to life
Hugo award–winning author Mary Robinette Kowal on how Ender’s Game will get away with breaking all of the (literary) rules
Retired US Air strength Colonel Tom Ruby on what the army may well examine from Ender approximately leadership
Bestselling YA writer Neal Shusterman at the ambivalence towards survival that lies on the middle of Ender’s story

Plus items by:

Hilari Bell
John Brown
Mette Ivie Harrison
Janis Ian
Alethea Kontis
David Lubar and Alison S. Myers
John F. Schmitt
Ken Scholes
Eric James Stone

Also contains never-before-seen content material from Orson Scott Card at the writing and evolution of the occasions in Ender's Game, from the layout of conflict institution to the mind-set of the pilots who sacrificed themselves in humanity’s struggle opposed to the formics

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Cahier Camus

By Albert Camus, Raymond Gay-Crosier, Agnès Spiquel-Courdill

Ce Cahier offre au lecteur un parcours très éclectique autour d'Albert Camus : les six sections visent à proposer des éclairages originaux sur sa vie, sur ses oeuvres - roman et théâtre -, sur sa pensée et sur ses engagements. Aucune recherche d’exhaustivité dans notre démarche : d’amples synthèses voisinent avec des « petits faits » ; des témoignages directs avec des études très « pointues » ; des textes de Camus avec des textes sur Camus. Nous avons voulu varier le plus attainable les issues de vue, pour que chaque lecteur circule dans le Cahier en gardant sa liberté d’interprétation. Nous voulons le rendre proche, frayer des voies vers l’homme, vers l’artiste, vers le penseur engagé, vers le journaliste – de manière que le lecteur du Cahier ait envie de lire ou relire telle ou telle des oeuvres de Camus. Nous avons pensé notre tâche comme celle de passeurs.

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Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation

By Tom Bissell

In Magic Hours, award-winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the artistic method. he is taking us from the set of The sizeable Bang Theory to the 1st novel of Ernest Hemingway to the ultimate paintings of David Foster Wallace; from the flicks of Werner Herzog to the movie of Tommy Wiseau to the editorial assembly during which Paula Fox's paintings used to be relaunched into the realm. initially released in magazines akin to The Believer, The New Yorker, and Harper's, those essays symbolize ten years of Bissell's top writing on each element of creation—be it Iraq struggle documentaries or video-game personality voices—and will impress as a lot proposal as they do laughter.

What are sitcoms for precisely? Can paintings be either undesirable and genius? Why perform a little books continue to exist and others vanish? Bissell's exploration of those questions make for gripping, unforgettable reading.

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Microworlds

By Stanislaw Lem

In this daring and debatable exam of the earlier, current, and way forward for technology fiction, Lem informs the raging debate over the literary advantage of the style with ten arch, incisive, provocative essays. Edited and with an creation by means of Franz Rottensteiner. Translated through Rottensteiner and others. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education

By Neil Postman

In a sequence of feisty and eventually hopeful essays, certainly one of America's sharpest social critics casts a sensible eye over modern tradition to bare the worst -- and the simplest -- of our conduct of discourse, traits in schooling, and obsessions with technological novelty. Readers will locate themselves rethinking a lot of their bedrock assumptions: should still schooling transmit tradition or safeguard us opposed to it? Is technological innovation development or a mainly American habit? while everybody watches an analogous tv courses -- and tv manufacturers do not discriminate among the audiences for Sesame highway and Dynasty -- is early life whatever greater than a sentimental proposal? Writing within the traditions of Orwell and H.L. Mencken, Neil Postman sends surprise waves of wit and demanding intelligence in the course of the cultural wilderness.

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Best Sex Writing 2013: The State of Today's Sexual Culture

By Rachel Kramer Bussel

The Best intercourse Writing sequence has has essentially replaced the best way humans think—and what they say—about sexuality. once more, Rachel Kramer Bussel has accrued the year’s such a lot difficult and provocative nonfiction articles in this ceaselessly evocative topic. The essays the following contain a close, direct survey of the modern American sexual panorama. significant commentators research the numerous roles intercourse performs in our lives in those literate and energetic essays. Judged via the Dr. Carol Queen, who's with out peer, this lovely number of sexsmart essays is certain to stir the guts, the mind, in addition to different significant organs.

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The Givenness of Things: Essays

WITH A TWO-PART INTERVIEW among MARILYNNE ROBINSON AND PRESIDENT OBAMA THAT FIRST seemed within the NEW YORK evaluate OF BOOKS

A Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the paintings of the Essay
One of TIME magazine's most sensible Nonfiction Books of the Year

The spirit of our instances can seem to be considered one of joyless urgency. As a tradition we've got turn into much less attracted to the exploration of the fantastic brain, and extra drawn to growing and learning applied sciences that would yield fabric wellbeing and fitness. yet whereas cultural pessimism is usually trendy, there's nonetheless a lot to offer us wish. In The Givenness of Things, the incomparable Marilynne Robinson provides an impassioned critique of our modern society whereas arguing that reverence has to be given to who we're and what we're: creatures of singular curiosity and cost, regardless of our mistakes and depredations.

Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her novels, together with the nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award-winning Lila and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, and in her new essay assortment she trains her incisive brain on our smooth hindrance and the mysteries of religion. those seventeen essays research the tips that experience encouraged and provoked one in every of our best writers all through her existence. no matter if she is investigating how the paintings of the nice thinkers of the earlier, Calvin, Locke, Bonhoeffer--and Shakespeare--can infuse our lives, or calling cognizance to the increase of the self-declared elite in American non secular and political existence, Robinson's peerless prose and boundless humanity are on show. beautiful and impressive, The Givenness of Things is an important demand us to discover knowledge and counsel in our cultural historical past, and to provide grace to 1 another.

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Naked

By David Sedaris

Welcome to the hilarious, unusual, elegiac, outrageous international of David Sedaris. In bare, Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its ear, mining the highly wealthy terrain of his lifestyles, his relatives, and his special worldview-a sensibility right now take-no-prisoners sharp and deeply charitable. A tart-tongued mom does dead-on imitations of her younger son's frightened tics, to the good leisure of his academics; a stint of Kerouackian wandering is undertaken (of course!) with a quadriplegic better half; a relatives gathers for a marriage within the face of coming near near dying. via all of it is Sedaris's unmistakable voice, definitely one of many most up to date in American writing.

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Great Food Jobs 2: Ideas and Inspiration for Your Job Hunt

By Irena Chalmers

Great nutrition Jobs 2: principles and Inspirations on your activity Hunt, ​winner of the the 2013 connoisseur distinct Award of the Jury, is an almanac of eminently helpful occupation counsel combined with tasty bites of totally lifeless gastronomical nonsense, together with bizarre sushi combos  and abnormal names of bakeries comparable to “Nice Buns.” A significant other to the award-winning Food Jobs: one hundred fifty nice Jobs for Culinary scholars, occupation Changers and nutrients fanatics, this moment quantity describes an abundance of careers within the foodstuff out and in of the kitchen. In an period of ‘txt msgs,’ Chalmers’ nice foodstuff Jobs 2 is refreshingly erudite, urbane, wry, witty,and consummately British. This gleaming, impressive  compendium will astonish and amuse, tell and make you chuckle out loud!

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