In Search of Wisdom
Author: Matthieu Ricard, Christophe André, Alexandre Jollien
Publisher: Sounds True
In Search of Wisdom is a book born of the friendship of three gifted teachers, exploring the universal human journey and our quest for meaning and understanding. This translation of the French bestseller brings readers an intimate, insightful, and wide-ranging conversation between Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard, philosopher Alexandre Jollien, and psychiatrist Christophe André. Join these three luminaries as they share their views on how we uncover our deepest aspirations in life, the nature of the ego, living with the full range of human emotion, the art of listening, the temple of the body, the origin of suffering, the joy of altruism, true freedom, and much more. “We don't pretend to be experts on the subject matter or models in accomplishing the work or overcoming the obstacles involved in it,” they write. “We are only travelers in search of wisdom, aware that the path is long and arduous, and that we have so much still to discover, to clarify, and to assimilate through practice . . . Our dearest wish is that when you cast your eyes on these pages, you will discover subjects for reflection to inspire you and brighten the light of your life.” In Search of Wisdom Highlights • Discovering our deepest aspirations • The ego: friend or impostor? • Learning to live with the full spectrum of our emotions • The art of listening • The body: burden or idol? • Suffering and its origins • The joy of altruism • The school of simplicity • Guilt and forgiveness • True freedom • Daily practice
The Terrorist's Son
Author: Zak Ebrahim
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An extraordinary story, never before told: The intimate, behind-the-scenes life of an American boy raised by his terrorist father—the man who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayyid Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to “Remember El-Sayyid Nosair.” For Zak Ebrahim, a childhood amongst terrorism was all he knew. After his father’s incarceration, his family moved often, and as the perpetual new kid in class, he faced constant teasing and exclusion. Yet, though his radicalized father and uncles modeled fanatical beliefs, to Ebrahim something never felt right. To the shy, awkward boy, something about the hateful feelings just felt unnatural. In this book, Ebrahim dispels the myth that terrorism is a foregone conclusion for people trained to hate. Based on his own remarkable journey, he shows that hate is always a choice—but so is tolerance. Though Ebrahim was subjected to a violent, intolerant ideology throughout his childhood, he did not become radicalized. Ebrahim argues that people conditioned to be terrorists are actually well positioned to combat terrorism, because of their ability to bring seemingly incompatible ideologies together in conversation and advocate in the fight for peace. Ebrahim argues that everyone, regardless of their upbringing or circumstances, can learn to tap into their inherent empathy and embrace tolerance over hatred. His original, urgent message is fresh, groundbreaking, and essential to the current discussion about terrorism.
The Paris Sketch
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Tutis Digital Pub
Tre amici in cerca di saggezza
Author: Christophe André, Alexandre Jollien, Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Neri Pozza Editore
Un filosofo, uno psichiatra e un monaco buddhista – tre voci diverse, tre uomini che di solito si avventurano su strade che all’apparenza non coincidono affatto – si sono riuniti per tentare di rispondere alle domande che ogni essere umano si pone sulla propria condotta di vita, sulla propria maniera di dare un senso all’esistenza. Quali sono le nostre aspirazioni più profonde? Come fare in modo che il nostro mal di vivere non si accresca oltre misura? Come vivere con gli altri? Come sviluppare la nostra attitudine al bene e all’altruismo? Come diventare più liberi? Su ognuno di questi argomenti, e su molti altri ancora, i tre hanno discusso delle loro esperienze, dei loro sforzi e delle lezioni apprese lungo la loro ricerca e il loro cammino. Il risultato è questo straordinario trattato di saggezza a tre voci, un libro limpido e luminoso, fatto di punti di vista differenti che convergono sul compito essenziale dell’esistenza. Un libro per apprendere il mestiere di vivere. «La vita è troppo breve per essere sprecata». Christophe André «Pagine illuminanti che fanno davvero bene». Version fémina «Un’opera fondamentale per uomini e donne di oggi». Le Parisien
Ce ar trebui să faci, cum ar trebui să fii pentru a reuşi să te bucuri de viaţă şi în acelaşi timp s-o priveşti cu detaşare, să călăreşti valurile, dar şi să te ridici atunci când ele te doboară? Această carte oferă trei perspective diferite şi totuşi îngemănate, trei căi pe care oamenii, de-a lungul timpului, le-au parcurs pentru a ajunge la înţelepciune: cea a religiei, cea a filosofiei şi cea a psihologiei. Cititorul este invitat să reflecteze şi să îşi ia din fiecare ce are nevoie, servindu-se de sfaturile autorilor ca de nişte repere luminoase. Printre temele dezbătute se numără altruismul, vinovăţia, iertarea, libertatea, reducerea suferinţei, emoţiile, capacitatea de a asculta. Toate acestea sunt tratate într-un spirit ludic şi fără pretenţia de a da lecţii. Citind, ai senzaţia că te afli alături de cei trei prieteni în cabana lor din Dordogne şi, ascultându-le experienţele la gura focului, îi însoţeşti în această minunată căutare veche de când lumea, dar mereu diferită.
Author: Hector Malot, Hugo Paul Thieme
Publisher: Andesite Press
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Author: Guy De Maupassant
Publisher: Melville House
Our woe is upon us. This chilling tale of one man’s descent into madness was published shortly before the author was institutionalized for insanity, and so The Horla has inevitably been seen as informed by Guy de Maupassant’s mental illness. While such speculation is murky, it is clear that de Maupassant—hailed alongside Chekhov as father of the short story—was at the peak of his powers in this innovative precursor of first-person psychological fiction. Indeed, he worked for years on The Horla’s themes and form, first drafting it as “Letter from a Madman,” then telling it from a doctor’s point of view, before finally releasing the terrified protagonist to speak for himself in its devastating final version. In a brilliant new translation, all three versions appear here as a single volume for the first time. The Art of The Novella Series Too short to be a novel, too long to be a short story, the novella is generally unrecognized by academics and publishers. Nonetheless, it is a form beloved and practiced by literature's greatest writers. In the Art Of The Novella series, Melville House celebrates this renegade art form and its practitioners with titles that are, in many instances, presented in book form for the first time.
Three Men In A Boat
Author: Jerome Klapka Jerome
Instead of memorizing vocabulary words, work your way through an actual well-written novel. Even novices can follow along as each individual English paragraph is paired with the corresponding French paragraph. It won't be an easy project, but you'll learn a lot.
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Publisher: Bantam Classics
A powerful nineteenth-century French classic depicting the moral degeneration of a weak-willed woman
Cyrano de Bergerac
Author: Edmond Rostand, Howard Thayer Kingsbury
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
These timeless Enriched Classics editions include a concise Introduction that gives readers detailed background information on each work, a chronology of the author's life and career, and a timeline of significant events to provide historical context. Original.
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Ambitious journalist Georges Duroy alters his ways when he learn that seduction and blackmail will help his social ascent in 1890s Paris.
En traitant des "Capitales de l'ésotérisme européen", l'ambition de ce volume est d'associer à la dimension historique et donc chronologique de la question des échanges culturels en général, un relevé topologique des lieux et des espaces où s'élabore une véritable "culture ésotérique", en prenant en compte les lieux - réels ou symboliques - autour desquels naissent et s'organisent réseaux, contacts, influences et traditions...
Author: François Mauriac
Publisher: Sheed & Ward
François Mauriac's masterpiece and one of the greatest Catholic novels, Thérèse Desqueyroux is the haunting story of an unhappily married young woman whose desperation drives her to thoughts of murder. Mauriac paints an unforgettable portrait of spiritual isolation and despair, but he also dramatizes the complex realities of forgiveness, grace, and redemption. Set in the countryside outside Bordeaux, in a region of overwhelming heat and sudden storms, the novel's landscape reflects the inner world of Thérèse, a figure who has captured the imaginations of readers for generations. Raymond N. MacKenzie's new translation of Thérèse Desqueyroux, the first since 1947, captures the poetic lyricism of Mauriac's prose as well as the intensity of his stream-of-consciousness narrative. MacKenzie also provides notes and a biographical and interpretive introduction to help readers better appreciate the mastery of François Mauriac, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1952. This volume also includes a translation of "Conscience, The Divine Instinct," Mauriac's first draft of the story, never before available in English.
Red Or Dead
Author: David Peace
Publisher: Melville House Pub
A New York Times Editors' Choice "[T]he stuff of great literature." —The New York Times "Red or Dead is a winner." —The Washington Post From the bestselling author of The Damned Utd and The Red Riding Quartet comes a major new novel The place where the swinging sixties started – Liverpool, England, birthplace of the Beatles – wasn't so swinging. Amid industrial blight and a bad economy, the port town's shipping industry was going bust and there was widespread unemployment, with no assistance from a government tightening its belt. Even the Beatles moved to London. Into these hard times walked Bill Shankly, a former Scottish coal miner who took over the city's perpetually last-place soccer team. He had a straightforward work ethic and a favorite song – a silly pop song done by a local band, “You'll Never Walk Alone.” Soon he would have entire stadiums singing along, tens of thousands of people all dressed in the team color red . . . as Liverpool began to win . . . And soon, too, there was something else those thousands of people would chant as one: Shank-lee, Shank-lee . . . In Red or Dead, the acclaimed writer David Peace tells the stirring story of the real-life working-class hero who lifted the spirits of an entire city in turbulent times. But Red or Dead is more than a fictional biography of a real man, and more than a thrilling novel about sports. It is an epic novel that transcends those categories, until there's nothing left to call it but – as many of the world's leading newspapers already have – a masterpiece. From the Hardcover edition.