By Plutarco,Concepción Morales Otal,José García López,Carlos García Gual
Este segundo volumen de los Moralia abunda en el carácter misceláneo del conjunto de l. a. obra, siempre al hilo de los variados intereses del autor y de las cuestiones que a su juicio son relevantes para l. a. formación y el bienestar de sus contemporáneos. En «Sobre los angeles fortuna», tratado muy breve, Plutarco relativiza los angeles importancia de los dones que otorga los angeles diosa en el nacimiento, y ensalza los de l. a. inteligencia (previsión, sensatez, discreción...) para llevar una buena vida. El pequeño opúsculo «Sobre los angeles virtud y el vicio» subraya que l. a. primera propicia una existencia agradable mientras que el segundo los angeles impide. «Consejos para conservar los angeles salud» no es un tratado médico científico, sino un conjunto de recomendaciones empíricas, de medicina well known y para círculos amplios, sobre los angeles dieta adecuada para una vida saludable, imprescindible para el desarrollo espiritual. «Deberes del matrimonio» es un discurso nupcial, dirigido a dos antiguos discípulos de Plutarco, acerca del modo de alcanzar l. a. felicidad y los angeles simbiosis, l. a. amistad y l. a. concordia, en el matrimonio (es reseñable que Plutarco subraye l. a. necesidad de que los angeles esposa se interese por los angeles filosofía y l. a. educación y cultive su espíritu). El «Banquete de los siete sabios», de autenticidad problemática, pertenece a l. a. tradición del simposio dialogado, como El banquete platónico, y aborda multitud de cuestiones filosóficas y científicas. Por último, «Sobre los angeles superstición» es una diatriba contra las falsas creencias y el ateísmo.
By Gerri Kimber,Claire Davison
By Stephen Berry,Angela Elder
These letters chronicle the wartime courtship of a accomplice soldier and the lady he loved—a sister-in-law of Abraham Lincoln. it's a relative rarity for the correspondence of either writers in Civil battle letter collections to outlive, as they've got the following. Rarer nonetheless is how usually and faithfully the 2 wrote, given how little they really knew one another before everything in their trade. As a romantic pair, Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd had no past historical past; that they had slightly met whilst separated by way of the warfare. Letters have been their sole lifeline to one another and their sole technique of sharing their hopes and fears for a dating (and a Confederacy) that they had rashly embraced within the heady, early days of secession.
The letters date from April 1861, whilst Nathaniel left for struggle as a captain within the Fourth Alabama Infantry, via April 1862, while the couple married. in the course of their courtship via correspondence, Nathaniel narrowly escaped demise in conflict, confronted suspicions of cowardice, and finally grew conflict weary. Elodie had brothers die whereas in accomplice provider and felt the complete emotional weight of belonging to the war’s most famed divided kin. Her sister Mary not just sided with the Union (as did 5 different Todd siblings) yet was once additionally married to its commander in chief.
Here is an engrossing tale of the Civil conflict, of Abraham Lincoln’s shattered relatives, of 2 humans falling in love, of squaddies and brothers death nobly at the unsuitable part of background. the whole Dawson–Todd correspondence contains greater than 300 letters. it's been edited for this quantity to concentration tightly on their courtship. the entire, annotated textual content of the entire letters, with extra aiding fabric, may be made to be had online.
By Darrell Butters
By Esther Milne
In this unique learn, Milne strikes among shut readings of letters, postcards and emails, and investigations of the fabric, technological infrastructures of those varieties, to respond to the query: How does presence functionality as a classy and rhetorical technique inside networked conversation practices? As her paintings finds, the relation among outdated and new verbal exchange platforms is extra complicated than allowed in a lot modern media concept.
Although the correspondents of letters, postcards and emails aren't, frequently, current to each other as they write and skim their exchanges, this doesn't inevitably inhibit affective communique. certainly, this examine demonstrates how actual absence may well, in a few cases, offer correspondents with extreme intimacy and a religious, nearly telepathic, feel of the other’s presence. whereas corresponding through letter, postcard or electronic mail, readers construe an imaginary, incorporeal physique for his or her correspondents that, in flip, reworks their interlocutor’s self-presentation. during this regard the myth of presence unearths a key paradox of cultural conversation, particularly that fabric signifiers can be utilized to supply the adventure of incorporeal presence.
By André Toulemon
By Robert Mayer
reading options, and models of reputation are posited, even theorized. Scott's reader-correspondents make investments him with energy yet additionally they try to faucet into or applicable a few of his authority. Scott's model of authorship units him except very important contemporaries like Wordsworth and Byron, who adhered, at
least as Scott seen the problem, to a rarefied notion of the author as somebody possessed of remarkable energy. the assumption of the writer installed position by way of Scott in discussion along with his readers establishes him as a robust determine who's however topic to the desire of his viewers. Scott's literary correspondence additionally demonstrates that the reader could be a very robust determine and that we should always regard interpreting not only because the reception of texts but additionally because the apprehension of an
author-function. hence, Scott's correspondence makes it transparent that the connection among authors and readers is a dynamic, usually fraught, connection, which should be understood when it comes to the hot tradition of famous person that emerged in the course of Scott's operating lifestyles. besides Byron, the learn exhibits, Scott used to be at
the centre of this transformation.
By Baruch Ashlag
By Margaret Smith
By Otto Fenichel,Hanna Fenichel,David Rapaport
In the area of psychoanalysis, the past due Otto Fenichel used to be pre-eminently distinct for fantastic commentary, tireless strength, and skill.
Otto Fenichel's hugely major essays discover many topics that have been purely touched on in his books. lots of those discussions, present-day classics of their fields, are entire monographs in themselves. usually lots is brought to endure at the relevant subject from such a lot of assets, after which similar so truly to the context, that those essays develop into works of reference for a far higher box. it's a contribution of the best worth to maintain and make with ease on hand quite a bit that's intensely invaluable from the existence paintings of this extraordinary man.