Is There Truth In Art

Author: Herman Rapaport
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801483530
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The question posed by Herman Rapaport, in the title of this book, is intended both seriously and ironically. It is not Rapaport's purpose to debate whether or not truth resides in art. The title points rather to his belief that truth needs to be reconceptualized in the light of continuing efforts to deconstruct and to discredit the notion of truthfulness in art. The question of art's truthfulness persists because truth in art is neither an entity or content that has been injected into the work, nor a transcendental concept or ground that exists outside it. Moreover, when used in relation to art, Rapaport says, truth means something quite different from conventional definitions of the term. Indeed, a central question that informs the book is the return of truth at the far side of its deconstruction. Is There Truth in Art? includes chapters on atonal music, environmental art, modern German and French poetry, contemporary French fiction, experimental French film, and a photograph taken by the National Socialists during the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto. Determining how truth can be said to occur in these examples, Rapaport maintains, requires analysis in each instance. He draws chiefly upon the thinkers who have radically reformulated questions about truth?Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Levinas?and uses their writings to explore the works under analysis.

There Is No Death

Author: Florence Marryat
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1596050098
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Does individuality survive death? Does death mean the end of our existence? The answers are yes and no. The message of this classic book is that individuality does indeed survive death, and that death is merely the beginning of a further chapter in human evolution. Told here are many eyewitness experiences had by the author with many great mediums in undertaking her quest to study Spiritualism. To tell her story, the author recounts words she heard at s ances in a vivid, haunting manner to convey the stories of something beyond death. These experiences show that death is not the end and not something to be feared. Florence Marryat was a 19th-century novelist. She edited the journal London Society, wrote stage plays, and acted in her own company. She also traveled throughout England and America on lecture tours, and wrote more than 100 short stories and nearly 80 novels. In addition to 'There Is No Death," she wrote two other books on Spiritualism.

Where There Is No Midwife

Author: Sarah Pinto
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845453107
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In the Sitapurdistrict of Uttar Pradesh, an agricultural region with high rates of infant mortality, maternal health services are poor while family planning efforts are intensive. By following the daily lives of women in this setting, the author considers the women's own experiences of birth and infant death, their ways of making-do, and the hierarchies they create and contend with. This book develops an approach to the care that focuses on emotion, domestic spaces, illicit and extra-institutional biomedicine, and household and neighborly relations that these women are able to access. It shows that, as part of the concatenation of affect and access, globalized moralities about reproduction are dependent on ambiguous ideas about caste. Through the unfolding of birth and death, a new vision of "untouchability" emerges that is integral to visions of progress.

Out There

Author: Russell Ferguson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262560641
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Collection of essays dealing in inclusion and exclusion of majorities and minorities in art

There Shall Be No Needy

Author: Jill Jacobs
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing
ISBN: 1580233945
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A leading voice in the social justice arena confronts the most pressing issues of twenty-first-century America and makes a powerful argument for participation in the American public square from a deeply Jewish perspective, creating a dialogue between traditional texts and current realities.

At Last There Is Nothing Left To Say

Author: Matthew Good
Publisher: Insomniac Press
ISBN: 1897414404
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This is the landscape of At Last There Is Nothing Left To Say, Matthew Good's debut book of stories. Taking the form of an artist's journal, Good's tales grind through dark, often violent places animated by voices warped by hallucination and flesh chafed by reality. From the ramblings of an opium-riddled adventurer to treatises on life from a mind rattled by the world; from the tragic end of a teen queen to a day in the life of a rock star; from the execution of the Self by the Other to the pull between rules and freedom, this is a landscape located halfway between imagination and reality, a world that rocks between imagination and reality, a world that rocks between sleep and wakefulness, sanity and insanity, sobriety and inebriation.

There Are No Shortcuts

Author: Rafe Esquith
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307491803
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Year after year, Rafe Esquith’s fifth-grade students excel. They read passionately, far above their grade level; tackle algebra; and stage Shakespeare so professionally that they often wow the great Shakespearen actor himself, Sir Ian McKellen. Yet Esquith teaches at an L.A. innercity school known as the Jungle, where few of his students speak English at home, and many are from poor or troubled families. What’s his winning recipe? A diet of intensive learning mixed with a lot of kindness and fun. His kids attend class from 6:30 A.M. until well after 4:00 P.M., right through most of their vacations. They take field trips to Europe and Yosemite. They play rock and roll. Mediocrity has no place in their classroom. And the results follow them for life, as they go on to colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, and Stanford. Possessed by a fierce idealism, Esquith works even harder than his students. As an outspoken maverick of public education (his heroes include Huck Finn and Atticus Finch), he admits to significant mistakes and heated fights with administrators and colleagues. We all—teachers, parents, citizens—have much to learn from his candor and uncompromising vision. From the Trade Paperback edition.

They Say There Was A War

Author: Richard David Wissolik
Publisher: SVC Northern Appalachian Studies
ISBN: 9781885851512
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A collection of the personal memoirs of a variety of American soldiers who served in the 2nd World War.

There S Something About Mary

Author: Peter Ludlow
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262621892
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Key papers on one of the most important and provocative thought experiments in philosophy of mind.