The Way of All Flesh

A Celebration of Decay

Author: Midas Dekkers,Sherry Marx-MacDonald

Publisher: Harvill Press

ISBN: 9781860468445

Category: Aging

Page: 280

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Youth is the most sought-after elixir. As old age takes its toll people try to resist, anything is tried to keep decay and death at bay. Midas Dekkers argues that humans should accept decay in a similar manner to the changes of the seasons and the natural break-down process in plants. Decline is the clock by which we tell how far we have travelled; dissolution, not survival, is the norm; and old age is the fulfilment not the failure of our advancing years.
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The Way of All Flesh

A Celebration of Decay

Author: Midas Dekkers

Publisher: Harvill Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aging

Page: 280

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THE NEW ROYAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA; OR, COMPLETE MODERN UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF ARTS & SCIENCES, ON A NEW AND IMPROVED PLAN

IN WHICH ALL THE RESPECTIVE SCIENCES, ARE ARRANGED INTO COMPLETE SYSTEMS, AND THE ARTS DIGESTED INTO DISTINCT TREATISES. ALSO THE DETACHED PARTS OF KNOWLEDGE, Alphabetically Arranged and Fully Explained, According to the BEST AUTHORITIES. Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts. Comprising a General REPOSITORY of ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE, FROM THE EARLIEST AGES, DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME: Containing All the New IMPROVEMENTS and Latest DISCOVERIES Made in the ARTS and SCIENCES, Particularly Acoustic ... Zoology, &c. Including All the Material Information that is Contained in CHAMBER's CYCLOPAEDIA, THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, AND THE FRENCH ENCYCLOPAEDIE. By Introducing and Incorporating Complete Systems on the Sciences, and Distinct Treatises on the Respective Arts, this Work Comprises, Independent of the Alphabetical Arrangement, A GENERAL CIRCLE OF SCIENCE, AND FORMS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE LIBRARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE, That was Ever Published in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The Whole Entirely Freed from the Errors, Obscurities, and Superfluities of Other DICTIONARIES. Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Large Superb COPPER PLATES, Accurately Descriptive of the Subjects to which They Refer. IN THREE VOLUMES.

Author: William Henry Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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“The” Athenaeum

Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music and the Drama

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Publisher: N.A

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The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

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Publisher: N.A

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Saturday Review

Author: Bernard Augustine De Voto,Norman Cousins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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The Living Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Scientific American

Supplement

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

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Time Out Film Guide

Author: John Pym

Publisher: Time Out Publishing

ISBN: 9780140294149

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1592

View: 7301

This is an aphabetical critical guide to films, based on Time-Out reviews since the mid-1980s. It covers every area of world cinema, including: classic silents and 1930s comedies, documentaries and the avant garde, French or Japanese, the Hollywood mainstream and B-movie horrors. Features include cast lists and other key creative personnel, more than 110 obituary notes from 2001/2002 and indexes covering film by country, genre, subject, director and actor. This new edition includes a new Time Out readers' top 100 film poll, plus 2001/2002 Oscar and BAFTA awards, as well as prizes from the Berlin, Venice and Cannes festivals.
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Sketch

An Illustrated Miscellany of Art, Music, the Drama, Society and the Belles Lettres

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

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Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

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Das Heerlager der Heiligen

e. Vision ; Roman

Author: Jean Raspail,Erich Kopp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783891800041

Category:

Page: 272

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Wilderness

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Conservation of natural resources

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The Sphere

An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Das Hausboot-Buch

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783854983118

Category:

Page: 192

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Dieses umfassende Werk über schwimmende Wohnungen lässt nichts außer acht: die lange Geschichte der Hausboote in aller Welt, ihre Anziehungskraft, ihre Mysterien und die Methoden, wie sie über Wasser gehalten werden - alles ist Thema dieses opulenten Text-Bild-Bandes.
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Das Glasperlenspiel

Versuch einer Lebensbeschreibung des Magister Ludi Josef Knecht samt Knechts hinterlassenen Schriften

Author: Hermann Hesse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783100315564

Category:

Page: 631

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Mit seinem Roman 'Das Glasperlenspiel', an dem der in der Schweiz lebende Hermann Hesse von 1931-1943 arbeitete, zog er die Summe seines Werkes und Denkens. Die immer grössere Verfinsterung der Epoche in diesen Jahren zwang ihn, seinen Gegenentwurf in immer neuen Anläufen zu präzisieren. Hesse wollte, dass das Buch auch in Deutschland erscheinen und seine Wirkung entfalten könnte, und übersetzte den Lebensroman des Josef Knecht in ein utopisches Gleichnis, das scheinbar zeitlos seine Zeit entlarvte.
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