Monday, November 26, 2012

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley
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The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley's darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a "utopian" future, humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, it remains remarkably relevant to this day as both a warning to be heeded and as a thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


電影閱讀美學

簡政珍 著
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著名詩人文學理論家簡政珍教授以其獨到的眼光,引導讀者「看」∕「閱讀」電影,如同作者對文學詩作裡語言的敏銳,電影中的色彩光影、影像構圖、運鏡取景、敘述與旁白等,都是「精讀細品」的對象。作者以細緻的觀察力帶領讀者進入銀幕世界,暢覽電影奇妙豐富的想像空間。

第三版是增訂二版後的大幅度改版,除內容更動,順序調整外,又加上《證人》、《浪蕩子》、《大開眼界》、《意外的春天》、《天堂歲月》、《紅色警戒線》、《新天堂樂園》、《靈異第六感》、《親情無價》、《神秘河流》、《冰血暴》、《冰風暴》、《胭脂扣》、《柳樹之歌》、《天堂的小孩》以及大陸影片《活著》、《洗澡》、《草房子》、《那人那山那狗》等片的討論。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)





Topic: Theatre
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Travel Writing

Carl Thompson
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An increasingly popular genre – addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics – travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown.
In this volume, Carl Thompson:
• introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates
• provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to the present day
• explores the autobiographical dimensions of the form
• looks at both men and women’s travel writing, surveying a range of canonical and more marginal works, drawn from both the colonial and postcolonial era
• utilises both British and American travelogues to consider the genre's role in shaping the history of both nations.

Concise and practical, Travel Writing is the ideal introduction for those new to the subject, as well as a crucial overview of current debates in the field.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


的裡雅斯特:無名之地的意義 (Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere)

簡.莫里斯 (Jan Morris)
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它(《的裡雅斯特》)寫進不少歷史及風土人情,旁及若干文士和作曲家的趣事逸聞,頗有讀趣,意識流小說大師詹姆斯•喬伊斯(James Joyce)曾居於此,其名著亦是少數以“普通英文”寫成的《一位青年藝術家的肖像》,便於此地寫成。
——林行止

說到英國人遊記,誰又寫得過莫里斯(Jan Morris),莫里斯筆下的歐洲,是百年英國旅行散文的極品……讀莫里斯的遊記,會驚訝於他心細如塵的觀察,他的筆墨如最細膩的幾根琴弦,會在讀者引起繞胸三月的杜比回響。
——香港文人 陶傑

讀完這本書,我希望能讀一遍所有莫里斯寫過的書。寫作深度固然和天賦有關,也同樣與作者的生存困境有關。這兩個條件,不管幸與不幸,她兼而有之。
——林達

的裡雅斯特,意大利一座海港小城。在歷史長河中,它曾經悄無聲息,一度繁榮而後又趨於平靜。

《的裡雅斯特》一書是作家簡•莫里斯的巔峰之作。莫里斯重新發現並書寫了的裡雅斯特,她的文字不疾不徐,倏然而逝,令這座意大利海港小城的滄桑底蘊躍然紙上。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)




Collection: Italian and other European Art (Scala Archives)
 (Over 13,000 Scala images are already available in the collection, representing all aspects Italian art, with a special focus on painting, sculpture, and architecture.)
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine

William Parry
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This stunning book of photographs captures the graffiti and art that have transformed Israel’s wall into a living canvas of resistance and solidarity.

Featuring the work of artists Banksy, Ron English, Blu, and others, as well as Palestinian artists and activists, these photographs express outrage, compassion, and touching humor. They illustrate the wall’s toll on lives and livelihoods, showing the hardship it has brought to tens of thousands of people, preventing their access to work, education, and vital medical care.

Mixed with the images are portraits and vignettes, offering a heartfelt and inspiring account of a people determined to uphold their dignity in the face of profound injustice.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


Palestine
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塗鴉Urban Wallpaper

孟瑾, 方二 著
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塗鴉是一個世界性的現象,我們在世界的許多城市中發現了塗鴉的足跡,而且我們瞭解到,很早以前的塗鴉就在各個地方存在著。 而且其中也存在著反叛的概念,對抗那些已經發展成熟的傳統藝術機制。如今這一種新的産業正在成長:許多塗鴉藝術家正在建立自己的品牌,銷售著代表這種生活方式的産品……

(摘錄自誠品網路書店)



Monday, November 5, 2012

An Introduction to Confucianism

Xinzhong Yao
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Taking into account the long history and wide range of Confucian Studies, this book introduces Confucianism - initiated in China by Confucius (551 BC-479 BC) - primarily as a philosophical and religious tradition. It pays attention to Confucianism in both the West and the East, focusing on the tradition's doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, but also stressing the adaptations, transformations and new thinking taking place in modern times. Xinzhong Yao presents Confucianism as a tradition with many dimensions and as an ancient tradition with contemporary appeal. This gives the reader a richer and clearer view of how Confucianism functioned in the past and of what it means in the present. A Chinese scholar based in the West, he draws together the many strands of Confucianism in a style accessible to students, teachers, and general readers interested in one of the world's major religious traditions.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


中國文化之精神價值

唐君毅
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五四以來,對中西文化的討論一直是學術界的熱門話題。在港台學者研究中國文化的眾多著作中,唐君毅的《中國文化之精神價值》是起了引領風氣及開先河的一部。它力圖通中西文化之爭中的“中體西用”與“全盤西化”之兩極,以西方文化思想中之異於中國者為背景,對中國文化的基本精神作宏觀的概論式描述。也只是在中西比較框架下,中國文化之精神價值才愈發凸現。本書論述了中西文化精神形成之外緣,中國文化與宗教之起源,中國哲學與學術文化精神之開拓和延續,中國先哲之自然宇宙觀、人生觀,及人生道德理想論,中西文化之融攝問題等多個論題。全書體大思精,內容豐富。作者對中國文化的深情呵護情真意切,對中國文化之展望亦令人振奮。

(摘錄自商務網上書店)