|Ice And Fire||Dworkin Andrea|
II. СВЕТ ВО ТЬМЕ
Рецензия А.В.Луначарского на повесть «Исповедь» М.Горького опубликованная в 23-ем сборнике «Знания»
|Горький Максим, Луначарский Анатолий Васильевич|
III рейх. Социализм Гитлера
Первый том планируемого к изданию четырехтомника доктора исторических наук О. Ю. Пленкова посвящен социальной истории Третьего Рейха.
За двенадцать лет существования нацистского государства были достигнуты высокие темпы роста в промышленности и сельском хозяйстве, ликвидирована безработица, введены существенные налоговые льготы, что позволило создать весьма благоприятные условия жизни для населения Германии.
Но почему не удалось достичь полного социального благополучия? Почему позитивные при декларировании принципы в момент их реализации дали обратный эффект? Действительно ли за годы нацистского режима произошла модернизация немецкого общества? Как удалось Гитлеру путем улучшения условий жизни склонить немецкую общественность к принятию и оправданию насильственных действий против своих мнимых или настоящих противников?
Используя огромное количество опубликованных (в первую очередь, в Германии) источников и архивных материалов, автор пытается ответить на все эти вопросы.
|Пленков Олег Юрьевич|
Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War — a revelation of the contemporary experience of war — prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire in our time.
He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier ("something dreadful and incomprehensible…in this world that I enter at seven years of age"), and takes us up to 1967, when, as a journalist just starting out, he traveled across a snow-covered and desolate Siberia, and through the Soviet Union's seven southern and Central Asian republics, territories whose individual histories, cultures, and religions he found thriving even within the "stiff, rigorous corset of Soviet power."
Between 1989 and 1991, Kapuscinski made a series of extended journeys through the disintegrating Soviet empire, and his account of these forms the heart of the book. Bypassing official institutions and itineraries, he traversed the Soviet territory alone, from the border of Poland to the site of the most infamous gulags in far-eastern Siberia (where "nature pals it up with the executioner"), from above the Arctic Circle to the edge of Afghanistan, visiting dozens of cities and towns and outposts, traveling more than 40,000 miles, venturing into the individual lives of men, women, and children in order to Understand the collapsing but still various larger life of the empire.
Bringing the book to a close is a collection of notes which, Kapuscinski writes, "arose in the margins of my journeys" — reflections on the state of the ex-USSR and on his experience of having watched its fate unfold "on the screen of a television set…as well as on the screen of the country's ordinary, daily reality, which surrounded me during my travels." It is this "schizophrenic perception in two different dimensions" that enabled Kapuscinski to discover and illuminate the most telling features of a society in dire turmoil.
Imperium is a remarkable work from one of the most original and sharply perceptive interpreters of our world — galvanizing narrative deeply informed by Kapuscinski's limitless curiosity and his passion for truth, and suffused with his vivid sense of the overwhelming importance of history as it is lived, and of our constantly shifting places within it.
In an Antique Land: History in the Guise of a Traveler's Tale
Once upon a time an Indian writer named Amitav Ghosh set out to find an Indian slave, name unknown, who some seven hundred years before had traveled to the Middle East. The journey took him to a small village in Egypt, where medieval customs coexist with twentieth-century desires and discontents. But even as Ghosh sought to re-create the life of his Indian predecessor, he found himself immersed in those of his modern Egyptian neighbors.
Combining shrewd observations with painstaking historical research, Ghosh serves up skeptics and holy men, merchants and sorcerers. Some of these figures are real, some only imagined, but all emerge as vividly as the characters in a great novel. In an Antique Land is an inspired work that transcends genres as deftly as it does eras, weaving an entrancing and intoxicating spell.
|In memoriam F. F. B.||Гойтисоло Хуан|
In Other Words
From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful, and eloquent nonfiction debut.
In Other Words is at heart a love story — of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian, which first captivated and capsized her during a trip to Florence after college. And although Lahiri studied Italian for many years afterward, true mastery had always eluded her. So in 2012, seeking full immersion, she decided to move to Rome with her family, for “a trial by fire, a sort of baptism” into a new language and world.
In Rome, Lahiri began to read, and to write — initially in her journal — solely in Italian. In Other Words, an autobiographical work written in Italian, investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice. Presented in a dual-language format, it is a book about exile, linguistic and otherwise, written with an intensity and clarity not seen since Nabokov. A startling act of self-reflection and a provocative exploration of belonging and reinvention.
|In the Fourth Year. Anticipations of a World Peace||Wells Herbert George|
In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine
From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine.
Ever since Ukraine’s violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation reigns, more than two million people have been displaced, and Ukrainians fight one another on a second front—the crucial war against corruption.
With In Wartime, Tim Judah lays bare the events that have turned neighbors against one another and mired Europe’s second-largest country in a conflict seemingly without end.
In Lviv, Ukraine’s western cultural capital, mothers tend the graves of sons killed on the other side of the country. On the Maidan, the square where the protests that deposed President Yanukovych began, pamphleteers, recruiters, buskers, and mascots compete for attention. In Donetsk, civilians who cheered Russia’s President Putin find their hopes crushed as they realize they have been trapped in the twilight zone of a frozen conflict.
Judah talks to everyone from politicians to poets, pensioners, and historians. Listening to their clashing explanations, he interweaves their stories to create a sweeping, tragic portrait of a country fighting a war of independence from Russia—twenty-five years after the collapse of the USSR.
Incendiary Circumstances: A Chronicle of the Turmoil of Our Times
"An uncannily honest writer." — New York Times Book ReviewThe novelist and journalist Amitav Ghosh has offered extraordinary firsthand accounts of pivotal world events over the past twenty years. He is an essential voice in forums like The Nation, the New York Times, the New Republic, Granta, and The New Yorker, Incendiary Circumstances brings together the finest of these pieces for the first time — including many never before published in the States — in a compelling chronicle of the turmoil of our times. Incendiary Circumstances begins with Ghosh’s arrival in the Andaman and Nicobar islands just days after the devastation of the 2005 tsunami. We then travel back to September 11, 2001, as Ghosh retrieves his young daughter from school, sick with the knowledge that she must witness the kind of firestorm that has been in the background of his everyday life since childhood. With a prescience born of experience, Ghosh warned decades ago of the dangerous rise of religious extremism. In his travels he has stood on an icy mountaintop on the contested border between India and Pakistan, interviewed Pol Pot’s sister-in-law in Cambodia, shared the elation of Egyptians when Naguib Mahfouz won the Nobel Prize, and stood with his threatened Sikh neighbors through the riots following Indira Gandhi's assassination. With intelligence and authentic sympathy, he "illuminates the human drama behind the headlines" (Publishers Weekly). Incendiary Circumstances is unparalleled testimony of an era defined by the ravages of politics and nature.
Amitav Ghosh is acclaimed for his political journalism and his travel writing. The New York Times Book Review called his travelogue, In An Antique Land, "remarkable. . rivals anything by the masters of social realism in modern Egyptian literature." He is also the best-selling author of four novels, including The Hungry Tide and The Glass Palace, which has been published in eighteen foreign editions. Ghosh has won France's prestigious Prix Medici Etranger, India's Sahitya Akademi Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and a Pushcart Prize. Educated in South Asia, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom, Ghosh holds a doctorate in social anthropology from Oxford. He divides his time between Harvard University, where he is a visiting professor, and his homes in Kolkata, India, and Brooklyn, New York.
Je revendique complètement ma connerie et mes dérapages. Parce qu'il y a là quelque chose de vrai. Et si on ne dérape jamais, c'est souvent qu'on est un peu con.
Je ne maîtrise rien, je ne fais que suivre, et parfois supporter mon amour de la vie et des autres. Un amour qui, comme disait François Truffaut, est à la fois une joie et une souffrance.
Je ne cherche pas à être un saint. Je ne suis pas contre, mais être un saint, c'est dur. La vie d'un saint est chiante. Je préfère être ce que je suis. Continuer à être ce que je suis.
|Inside soviet military intelligence||Suvorov Viktor|
Inside The Soviet Army
The first high-level Red Army defector to tell us —
— How many fighting men the Soviet Union can actually mobilize into its army within days rather than official published figures.
— The ways in which Soviet weaponry is decisively superior to the West, despite the Free World's vaunted technological superiority.
— Why the concept of “defense” is forbidden in Red Army ruling circles, and how this affects the possibility of Soviet nuclear first strike.
— The one great weakness of the Soviet armed forces the West has so far failed to exploit.
“Authentic and of great significance. One hopes that the book is being studied by the Pentagon and NATO.”
— John Barkham Reviews
InterТеррор в России. Улики
Что делают в России международные террористы? Ответ на этот вопрос дается через рассмотрение организации «Аль-Каида» как международной сетевой структуры, спекулирующей исламскими идеями для реализации нового мирового проекта. В книге подвергаются анализу организационные и идейные корни ваххабизма – одного из экстремистских направлений ислама, источника исламистского террора. Автор показывает, как идеи религиозных экстремистов – ваххабитов находят почву на российской земле, называет исполнителей и организаторов террористических актов, прогремевших в последние годы во всем мире.
Иллюстрации, используемые в книге, взяты из исламистских источников в Интернете, а также из видеоролика, который был показан на телеканале Си-би-эс.
Italian Neighbours: An Englishman in Verona
In the bestselling Italian Neighbours, Tim Parks explores the idiosyncrasies and nuances of Italian culture. When Parks moved to Italy he found it irresistible; this book is a testament to his love of Italy and his attention to the details of everyday Italian life.
I've Heard the Vultures Singing: Field Notes on Poetry, Illness, and Nature
During her days as a park ranger, Lucia Perillo loved nothing more than to brave the Cascade Mountains alone, taking special pride in her daring solo skis down the raw, unpatrolled slopes of Mount Rainier. Then, in her thirties, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In I've Heard the Vultures Singing, Perillo confronts, in stark but funny terms, the ironies of being someone with her history and gusto for life being suddenly unable to walk. ("Ground-truthing" is what biologists call entering an environment and surveying what is there via the senses of sight and sound.) These essays explore what it’s like to experience desire as a sick person, how to lower one’s expectations just enough for a wilderness experience, and how to navigate the vagaries of a disease that has no predictable trajectory. I've Heard the Vultures Singing records in unflinching, honest prose one woman’s struggle to find her place in a difficult new world.