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Aphorisms. Apothegms

  • Aphorismen und kleine Prosaby Rainer Malkowski; Michael Krüger; Michael Krüger

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 18.56

    Hauptbeschreibung Brillante Aphorismen und Kurzprosa in der Tradition von Lichtenberg und Karl Kraus. In den vom Autor selbst so genannten "Hinterkopfgeschichten" bietet Rainer Malkowski knappen Beobachtungen und Momentaufnahmen durch seine Kunst der sprachlichen Verdichtung einen weiten Hallraum der Reflexion. Neben diesen bereits im Jahr 2000... more...

  • Märchenhaft Vermischtesby Heiko Fritz

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 15.08

    Hauptbeschreibung In diesem Band sind Essays, Vorträge und Aphorismen versammelt, die die jüngste Arbeitsphase der literaturwissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Studien Heiko Fritz' dokumentieren. Einige seiner bereits veröffentlichten Arbeiten erfahren in diesem Zuge eine Vertiefung, so zum Beispiel eine Abhandlung über Ludwig Klages und sein... more...

  • Destiny in the Desertby Jonathan Dimbleby

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    It was the British victory at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 that inspired one of Winston Churchill's most famous aphorisms: 'This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning'. And yet the significance of this episode remains unrecognised. In this thrilling historical account, Jonathan... more...

  • The Long and Short of Itby Gary Morson

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Brevity may be the soul of wit, but it is also much more. In this exploration of the shortest literary works—wise sayings, proverbs, witticisms, sardonic observations about human nature, pithy evocations of mystery, terse statements regarding ultimate questions—Gary Saul Morson argues passionately for the importance of these short genres... more...

  • The Bed of Procrustesby Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan , this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb?s... more...

  • Thinking Aloudby Simon May

    Alma Books 2009; US$ 9.99

    With these provocative thoughts on the central questions of living, Dr Simon May catches our minds off guard in areas as diverse as love, pride, self-esteem, gratitude, timing, lying, talking, knowing, suffering, escaping, silence, evil and thinking itself. By turns humorous and serious, his aphorisms go to the core of who we are. The better one knows... more...

  • Sticker Nation 2by Srini Kumar

    The Disinformation Company 2009; US$ 1.99

    A huge new volume of the most popular underground stickers from the sloganeers at StickerNation! more...

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