I m no longer human

I m no longer human
Author: Yousif T. Ahmed
Publsiher: Haymon Verlag
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-09-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 3709939577

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DAS FREIGELEGTE ICH: IN SEINEN GEDICHTEN SCHREIBT SICH YOUSIF T. AHMED WORT FÜR WORT AN SICH HERAN. MEHR ODER WENIGER MENSCH Wir sind uns Freund*innen, Albtraum, Familie, Feind*innen, Erinnerung. All das macht uns MENSCHLICH. Doch das, WAS WIR AN UNS VERWERFLICH FINDEN UND WAS UNS SCHMERZT, verdrängen wir oder projizieren es auf andere. Yousif T. Ahmed widmet seine Aufmerksamkeit genau diesen Seiten der Menschlichkeit und seines Lebens. ER DEKONSTRUIERT SICH SELBST, UNTERSUCHT JEDES SEINER FRAGMENTE UND REFLEKTIERT DEN BLICK DER ANDEREN: Erwartungen und Vorurteile, die Fähigkeit zu lieben und zu akzeptieren, alte Muster und Eitelkeiten, Verlust und Fluchterfahrung, der Zwang zum Neuanfang. YOUSIF T. AHMED HAT DIE MACHT DER EIGENEN STIMME ERKANNT - UND ER ERHEBT SIE. Welche Seiten an uns akzeptieren wir als MENSCHLICHKEIT? Wie menschlich - im besten Sinne des Wortes - verhalten wir uns zueinander? YOUSIF T. AHMEDS GEDICHTE WERDEN DICH IRRITIEREN UND DIR ETWAS VOR AUGEN FÜHREN. Wenn du es zulässt, auch dich selbst: Vielleicht findest du deine Geschichte in seiner wieder. Vielleicht aber fühlst du dich angegriffen, denn er zeigt dir, was du im Gegenzug für deine Empathie von ihm verlangst. Seine Lyrik ist voller unbequemer Fragen. SEINE ZEILEN SIND HEISS, KALT, UNKASCHIERT, SCHNEIDEND. Mit jeder davon erlangt er Besitz über sich: über seine Stimme, seine Sprache, seine Geschichte, seine Identität. TRIGGERWARNUNG: Yousif T. Ahmeds Gedichtband konfrontiert dich mit Fluchterfahrung, (sexueller) Gewalt, Rassismus und den Auswirkungen von psychischen Erkrankungen.

No Longer Human

No Longer Human
Author: 治·太宰
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 177
Release: 1958
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780811204811

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A young man describes his torment as he struggles to reconcile the diverse influences of Western culture and the traditions of his own Japanese heritage

No Longer Human

No Longer Human
Author: Osamu Dazai
Publsiher: New Directions Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1973-01-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0811220079

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The poignant and fascinating story of a young man who is caught between the breakup of the traditions of a northern Japanese aristocratic family and the impact of Western ideas. Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a "clown" to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.

No Longer Human Confessions of a Faulty Man

No Longer Human Confessions of a Faulty Man
Author: Osamu Dazai
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages:
Release: 2019-12-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:

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No Longer Human (1948, Ningen Shikkaku / A Shameful Life/ Confessions of a Faulty Man) was an attack on the traditions of Japan, capturing the postwar crisis of Japanese cultural identity. Framed by an epilogue and prologue, the story is told in the form three notebooks left by Ōba Yōzō, whose calm exterior hides his tormented soul. Osamu DAZAI was a Japanese author who is considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan. A number of his most popular works, such as Shayō (The Setting Sun) and Ningen Shikkaku (No Longer Human), are considered modern-day classics in Japan. Japanese novelist and a master storyteller, who became at the end of World War II the literary voice and literary hero of his generation. Dazai's life ended in double-suicide with his married mistress. In many books Dazai used biographical material from his own family background, and made his self-destructive life the subject of his books.

No Longer Human

No Longer Human
Author: Usamaru Furuya
Publsiher: Vertical Incorporated
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2011
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781935654193

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"A decadent novelist's autobiographical masterpiece, a perennial bestseller in Japan with fans all over the world, retold by a maverick manga author! In the first such attempt, the drawings within are not 'flipped'--a left-to-right version was prepared simultaneously by the artist with Western translations in mind. In this first of three volumes meet Yozo Oba, a youth who believes survival means clowning."--P. [4] of cover.

Nononibiru Diabolicum No Longer

Nononibiru Diabolicum  No Longer
Author: Greg Castle
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 182
Release:
Genre:
ISBN: 1387217860

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The Bible Exposition Commentary

The Bible Exposition Commentary
Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2002-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0781435307

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At last, a reader-friendly commentary that reads like letters from a good friend! This new edition, the second in the Old Testament series following "The Pentateuch, covers all of the books of the major and minor prophets.

No Longer Human

No Longer Human
Author: Usamaru Furuya
Publsiher:
Total Pages:
Release: 2011
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc
ISBN: 9780720658637

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Portraying himself as a failure, the protagonist of Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human narrates a seemingly normal life even while he feels himself incapable of understanding human beings. Oba Yozo's attempts to reconcile himself to the world around him begin in early childhood, continue through high school, where he becomes a clown to mask his alienation, and eventually lead to a failed suicide attempt as an adult. Without sentimentality, he records the casual cruelties of life and its fleeting moments of human connection and tenderness.

English Studies Beyond the Center

English Studies Beyond the  Center
Author: Myles Chilton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2015-11-06
Genre: Education
ISBN: 1317574966

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This book addresses the shape of English studies beyond the ‘center’ by analyzing how the discipline has developed, and by considering how lessons from this analysis relate to the discipline as a whole. The book aims to open a cross-disciplinary conversation about the nature of the English major in both non-Anglophone and Anglophone countries by addressing the tensions between language and literature pedagogy, the relevance of a focus on hyper-canonical Anglophone literature in a world of global Englishes, world literature, and multilingual students, and by reflecting on the necessary contingency and cross-purposes of blended literature and language classrooms. Many of the book’s points of discussion arise from the author’s experience as an English professor in Japan, where the particularities of English language and literature pedagogy raise significant challenges to Anglo-centric critical and pedagogical assumptions. English Studies Beyond the ‘Center’: Teaching Literature and the Future of Global English therefore argues that English literature must make a case for itself by understanding its place in a newly configured discipline. Issues discussed in the book include: English language and literature pedagogy in Japan The modes through which EFL and English literary studies converge and diverge Globalized English beyond the Anglo-American perspective English classroom practices, particularly in Japan

Global Powers of Horror

Global Powers of Horror
Author: Francois Debrix
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2016-12-19
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1317533836

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Global Powers of Horror examines contemporary regimes of horror, into horror’s intricacies, and into their deployment on and through human bodies and body parts. To track horror’s work, what horror decomposes and, perhaps, recomposes, Debrix goes beyond the idea of the integrality and integrity of the human body and it brings the focus on parts, pieces, or fragments of bodies and lives. Looking at horror’s production of bodily fragments, both against and beyond humanity, the book is also about horror’s own attempt at re-forming or re-creating matter, from the perspective of post-human, non-human, and inhuman fragmentation. Through several contemporary instances of dismantling of human bodies and pulverization of body parts, this book makes several interrelated theoretical contributions. It works with contemporary post-(geo)political figures of horror—faces of concentration camp dwellers, body parts of victims of terror attacks, the outcome of suicide bombings, graphic reports of beheadings, re-compositions of melted and mingled remnants of non-human and human matter after 9/11—to challenge regimes of terror and security that seek to forcefully and ideologically reaffirm a biopolitics and thanatopolitics of human life in order to anchor today’s often devastating deployments of the metaphysics of substance. Critically enabling one to see how security and terror form a (geo)political continuum of violent mobilization, utilization, and often destruction of human and non-human bodies and lives, this book will be of interest to graduates and scholars of bio politics, international relations and security studies.

POLARITIES IN THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY

POLARITIES IN THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publsiher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2022-05-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1855846357

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‘The present age needs to understand that human beings must hold the balance between the two extremes, between the ahrimanic and the luciferic poles. People always tend to go in one direction... The Christ stands in the middle, holding the balance.’– Rudolf Steiner These eleven lectures were given in post-war Stuttgart against a backdrop of struggle and uncertainty – not only within society at large but also within the anthroposophical movement. Rudolf Steiner and his supporters were working to introduce ‘threefold’ social ideas and – given Steiner’s public profile – were coming under increasing personal and sometimes physical attack. Steiner responds to this turbulent situation by revealing the spiritual background to the forces of decline working in contemporary civilization. He speaks of retrogressive powers – spiritual beings referred to as luciferic or ahrimanic – that work directly into human culture, manifesting, for example, in what he refers to as the ‘initiation streams’ of Western secret societies, the Church-allied impulse of Jesuitism and the Bolshevik force of Leninism. The spiritual agents of adversity also encourage polarised thinking and false opposites such as East verses West, materialism and mysticism, or knowledge and belief. Only the threefold principle – represented by Christ – allows us to create a balance in the midst of these existential conflicts. This freshly-reworked translation is complemented with notes, an index and an introduction by Matthew Barton.

Better Humans

Better Humans
Author: Michael Hauskeller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-09-11
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1317547179

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Developments in medical science have afforded us the opportunity to improve and enhance the human species in ways unthinkable to previous generations. Whether it's making changes to mitochondrial DNA in a human egg, being prescribed Prozac, or having a facelift, our desire to live longer, feel better and look good has presented philosophers, medical practitioners and policy-makers with considerable ethical challenges. But what exactly constitutes human improvement? What do we mean when we talk of making "better" humans? In this book Michael Hauskeller explores these questions and the ideas of human good that underpin them. Posing some challenging questions about the nature of human enhancement, he interrogates the logic behind its processes and examines the justifications behind its criteria. Questioning common assumptions about what constitutes human improvement, Hauskeller asks whether the criteria proposed by its advocates are convincing. The book draws on recent research as well as popular representations of human enhancement from advertising to the internet, and provides a non-technical and accessible survey of the issues for readers and students interested in the ethics and politics of human enhancement.

The Death of Nietzsche s Zarathustra

The Death of Nietzsche s Zarathustra
Author: Paul S. Loeb
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2010-04-15
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 1139486446

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In this study of Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Paul S. Loeb proposes a fresh account of the relation between the book's literary and philosophical aspects and argues that the book's narrative is designed to embody and exhibit the truth of eternal recurrence. Loeb shows how Nietzsche constructed a unified and complete plot in which the protagonist dies, experiences a deathbed revelation of his endlessly repeating life, and then returns to his identical life so as to recollect this revelation and gain a power over time that advances him beyond the human. Through close textual analysis and careful attention to Nietzsche's use of Platonic, biblical, and Wagnerian themes, Loeb explains how this novel design is the key to solving the many riddles of Thus Spoke Zarathustra - including its controversial fourth part, its obscure concept of the Übermensch, and its relation to Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals.

Cinema at the City s Edge

Cinema at the City s Edge
Author: Yomi Braester
Publsiher: Hong Kong University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2010-12-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 962209984X

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East Asia is a pivotal region in the advancement of media technologies, globalized consumerism and branding economies. City and urban spaces are now attracting cinematic imaginaries and the academic examination of visual images and urban space in East Asian contexts. Highlighting changing conceptions and blurring boundaries of "where city ends and cinema begins," this collection offers an original contribution to film/media and cultural studies, urban studies, and sociology.-Koichi Iwabucchi, Waseda University The originality of this book on the fragmented cities of Asia lies in the manner in which it pins down the relationship between visual images and urban space. The arguments are eloquent and persuasive, with close readings of critical media texts. Many of the dynamic issues tackled in the book are "on the edge" of film and cultural studies in Asia and should attract a wide readership.-Zhou Xuelin, University of Auckland

What Is a Human

What Is a Human
Author: John H. Evans
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-08-01
Genre: PHILOSOPHY
ISBN: 0190608072

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"The debate over what makes human beings unique has raged for hundreds of years, and many believe it is urgent to convince others to accept their particular definition of what it is to be human. Despite these dire warnings, nobody has empirically examined whether particular definitions of a human actually lead to maltreatment. In this book sociologist John H. Evans does and concludes that the definitions of a human promoted by biologists and philosophers actually are associated with less support for human rights. Members of the public who agree with these definitions say they are less willing to sacrifice to stop genocides, and are more supportive of buying organs from poor people, experimenting on prisoners against their will, torturing people to potentially save lives, and having terminally ill people commit suicide to save money. It might appear that the assumptions of critics are empirically correct. However, Evans finds that these critics are actually only partially right, and a detailed examination of the public's views reveals a much more subtle and complex situation. First, he shows that only a minority of the general public agrees with the definitions associated with less support for human rights. Then, he shows that the public has its own definitions of a human being that are unlikely to lead to human rights abuses. So while the critics are right about the definitions of a human promoted by academic biologists and philosophers, at present their concern about widespread maltreatment is overblown"--

The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature

The Columbia Companion to Modern East Asian Literature
Author: Joshua S. Mostow
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2003-07-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0231507364

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This extraordinary one-volume guide to the modern literatures of China, Japan, and Korea is the definitive reference work on the subject in the English language. With more than one hundred articles that show how a host of authors and literary movements have contributed to the general literary development of their respective countries, this companion is an essential starting point for the study of East Asian literatures. Comprehensive thematic essays introduce each geographical section with historical overviews and surveys of persistent themes in the literature examined, including nationalism, gender, family relations, and sexuality. Following the thematic essays are the individual entries: over forty for China, over fifty for Japan, and almost thirty for Korea, featuring everything from detailed analyses of the works of Tanizaki Jun'ichiro and Murakami Haruki, to far-ranging explorations of avant-garde fiction in China and postwar novels in Korea. Arrayed chronologically, each entry is self-contained, though extensive cross-referencing affords readers the opportunity to gain a more synoptic view of the work, author, or movement. The unrivaled opportunities for comparative analysis alone make this unique companion an indispensable reference for anyone interested in the burgeoning field of Asian literature. Although the literatures of China, Japan, and Korea are each allotted separate sections, the editors constantly kept an eye open to those writers, works, and movements that transcend national boundaries. This includes, for example, Chinese authors who lived and wrote in Japan; Japanese authors who wrote in classical Chinese; and Korean authors who write in Japanese, whether under the colonial occupation or because they are resident in Japan. The waves of modernization can be seen as reaching each of these countries in a staggered fashion, with eddies and back-flows between them then complicating the picture further. This volume provides a vivid sense of this dynamic interplay.

The Age of Rights

The Age of Rights
Author: Norberto Bobbio
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-06-12
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 1509526137

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This book presents a valuable clarification and defence of human rights by Italy's leading political theorist.