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By David C. Major, John S. Major

ISBN-10: 0307480895

ISBN-13: 9780307480897

Readers in every single place comprehend that not anything soothes the spirit like sinking right into a marvelous publication. If you're one among that satisfied band, you'll speedy realize the authors of this encouraged interpreting consultant as kindred spirits. right here David and John significant have selected 100 books which could every one be delightfully fed on in a single quiet night. masking different types from myth to fiction, heritage to humor, secret to memoir, this addictive quantity beneficial properties books to check your entire moods—by either celebrated writers and proficient unknowns, including:

•  Russell Baker  •  Willa Cather  • Raymond Chandler  •  F. Scott Fitzgerald  • Graham Greene  •  Edith Hamilton  •  Dashiell Hammett  •  Helene Hanff  •  Ernest Hemingway  •  Patricia Highsmith  • Shirley Jackson  •  Henry James  •  W. Somerset Maugham  •  Mary McCarthy  •  Walter Mosley  •  Vladimir Nabokov  •  Patrick O'Brian  •  Barbara Pym  •  Phillip Roth  •  Vikram Seth  •  Isaac Bashevis Singer  •  C. P. Snow  •  Dylan Thomas  •  Evelyn Waugh  •  Edith Wharton  •  Laura Ingalls Wilder  •  Virginia Woolf

Each choice includes an exciting dialogue of what makes the booklet distinctive, from an adventurous writing variety to a distinct humorousness. The Majors additionally proportion insights in regards to the authors and literary anecdotes, in addition to suggest different gem stones on an analogous topic or by way of an identical author.

A literary better half to have fun with and consult with repeatedly, a hundred One-Night Reads is a masterpiece in its personal correct!

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There is initially the relish with which Marx juxtaposes the objects of equivalence in the Critique: "a bushel of wheat, a quire of paper, a yard of linen" (C 27); "one volume of Propertius and eight ounces of snuff" (C 28); a palace and an immense heap of tins filled with shoepolish (C 28); "gold, iron, wheat or silk" (C 29). These are, from one perspective, forerunners of the great Whitmanesque delight in enumerations in the main body of the text (we will return to the watch and its components later on [461-2]).

Thompson; and see also Herbert Marcuse, Eros and Civilization; and Paolo Virno, A Grammer ofMultitude. On activity as an ethic, see my Hegel Variations (London: Verso, 2010), Chapter 6. 21 See The Hegel Variations, p. 31; as well as Hegel, Encyclopedia Logic, trans. William Wallace (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1975), p. 147: "Quantity ... " THE PLAY OF CATEGORIES 21 But we start, as always, from dualities—in these opening pages, the oscillation of those objects called commodities between use value and exchange value.

This absent persistence of the body, of the existential quality of physical work and activity, will inform the text throughout, even where—especially where—it has been officially replaced by abstract labor, simple labor (which, Marx reminds us, "English economists call unskilled labour," [3 In]), labor which can be measured by way of its time or duration. In Capital, this concept of simple labor as the instrument of abstraction is then further developed in a figurative manner: abstract labor becomes some "third thing" (127) which the two equivalent commodities somehow share.

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