Viktor Pelevin: Generation P

Viktor Pelevin: Generation P

És persze van még valami, ami 1999-ben nem volt több jellegzetesen pelevini agymenésnél, mára azonban minden további nélkül elérhető a hozzá szükséges technológia. Azokban a fejezetekkel, amelyekben Babilen szembesül azzal, hogy mindaz, amit a tévében lát – ide értve a világot irányító személyiségeket és az átlagemberek életét befolyásoló globális konfliktusokat is – nem több virtuális illúziónál, Pelevin hátborzongató módon jósolta meg azt a világot- a Mát – amikor minden eddiginél jobban elmosódik a határ a valóság és a bullshit között.

Olga Tokarczuk: Bizarr történetek

Olga Tokarczuk: Bizarr történetek

Bár azt gondolnánk, hogy az élet és a halál közti határ szigorú választóvonal, Olga Tokarczuk novellái világossá teszik, hogy élni is lehet úgy, mintha már halottak lennénk, és a holtak sem tűnnek el nyomtalanul. A Bizarr történetekben olvashatunk a jövő furcsa találmányairól, a múlt háborúiról, vallási fanatizmusról és megmagyarázhatatlan jelenségek soráról is, de bármilyen közegben is játszódjanak az elbeszélések, a középpontjukban mindig az a kérdés áll, hogy mi az ember és mi az értelme a létezésének.

Who Knew? : Answers to Questions About Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask

Who Knew? : Answers to Questions About Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask

Did you ever leave an opera performance wondering why the singers use so much vibrato? Or a symphony, wondering who decided where on stage the orchestra members should sit, or why they tune their instruments to an oboe rather than an electronic tuner? Why is Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture played on the 4th of July? And how does a composer choose what key to compose in? In Who Knew?: Answers to Questions about Classical Music You Never Thought to Ask, master music educator Robert A. Cutietta provides lucid answers to these and more than 140 other questions submitted by listeners to his popular weekly radio program.

The Forbidden : Poems From Iran and Its Exiles

The Forbidden : Poems From Iran and Its Exiles

This moving anthology is a testament to both the centuries-old tradition of Persian poetry and the enduring will of the Iranian people to resist injustice. The poems selected for this collection represent the young, the old, and the ancient. They are written by poets who call or have called Iran home, many of whom have become part of a diverse and thriving diaspora.

Dog’s Best Friend? : Rethinking Canid-Human Relations

Dog’s Best Friend? : Rethinking Canid-Human Relations

In almost 40 per cent of households in North America, dogs are kept as companion animals. Dogs may be man’s best friends, but what are humans to dogs? If these animals’loyalty and unconditional love have won our hearts, why do we so often view closely related wild canids, such as foxes, wolves, and coyotes, as pests, predatory killers, and demons? Re-examining the complexity and contradictions of human attitudes towards these animals, Dog’s Best Friend? looks at how our relationships with canids have shaped and also been transformed by different political and economic contexts.

Death in Modern Theatre : Stages of Mortality

Death in Modern Theatre : Stages of Mortality

Death in modern theatre offers a unique account of modern Western theatre, focusing on the ways in which dramatists and theatre-makers have explored historically informed ideas about death and dying in their work. It investigates the opportunities theatre affords to reflect on the end of life in a compelling and socially meaningful fashion.

The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries : Amazing Fossils and the People Who Found Them

The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries : Amazing Fossils and the People Who Found Them

In The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries, Donald R. Prothero tells the fascinating stories behind the most important fossil finds and the intrepid researchers who unearthed them. In twenty-five vivid vignettes, he weaves together dramatic tales of dinosaur discoveries with what modern science now knows about the species to which they belong.

Frankenstein 200 : The Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley’s Monster

Frankenstein 200 : The Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley’s Monster

In celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, the Lilly Library at Indiana University presents Frankenstein 200: The Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley’s Monster. This beautifully illustrated catalog looks closely at Mary Shelley’s life and influences, examines the hundreds of reincarnations her book and its characters have enjoyed, and highlights the vast, deep, and eclectic collections of the Lilly Library.