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Ohana, David
In the turbulent period between 1870 and 1930, the contours on modernity were taking shape, especially the connections between technology, politics and aesthetics. The trilogy "The Nihilist Order" traces the genealogy of the nihilist-totalitarian syndrome. "The Futurist Syndrome" deals with three variants of the avant-garde artistic movements of European Futurism, and their fascination with totalitarian regimes. Those movements, represented here by their leaders, are: Italian Futurism and fascism, represented by Marinetti; Russian Cubo-Futurism and bolshevism, represented by Mayakovsky; and English Vorticism and its glorification of Hitler, represented by Wyndham Lewis. The Italian futurist movement typified the double image of modernism. Worshipping the major features of the modern age such as dynamism, speed and industrial and urban aesthetics, they added ideological concepts such as 'heroic technology' and 'mechanised warfare'. The Russian version of Futurism joined hands with local revolutionaries in an attempt to destroy the old world and bring about modernization, yet ironically used irrational religious terminology to explain its purpose.Using nihilistic language, Mayakovsky's revolutionary poetry opposed bourgeois imagery and mythologised the Russian people and Lenin. The third case study, Wyndham Lewis, was a renowned painter, writer, editor and cultural critic. His artistic movement, Vorticism, the English version of futurism, and his glorifying portrayal of the Nazi dictator, "Hitler" (1931), exemplified the two faces of Fascism: aesthetic nihilism within a totalitarian structure. These three examples, while different and tied to their particular nationalities, show that the artistic principles of the futurist syndrome had universal appeal and created a climate of opinion that paved the way for the rise of European totalitarianism. 206pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2010, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781845192914
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Inventory #21759
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Dole, George F.
Is there really a hell? Should we be good simply to avoid punishment in the life hereafter? Just asking these questions theoretically doesn't get us far, George F Dole suggests, but examining the works of someone who has been there may help. Dole refers to Emanuel Swedenborg, the eighteenth-century Swedish scientist and statesman who over the last twenty-seven years of his life had the privileged status of an observer of non-physical worlds, including hell. Swedenborg wrote that we are unconscious residents of the spiritual world as well as the material world, and the hells he encountered have mirrors in our everyday lives.Within this framework, Dole examines questions about evil and hell that have plagued thinkers for centuries: Do we have freedom of choice? Do our spirits exist after death? Does an all-loving God condemn us to hell? If not, can we ourselves become irredeemably evil? What distinguishes Dole's approach to these questions is his open-mindedness and his hopefulness. "Freedom and Evil" brings us face to face with a God of mercy, and it is easy to believe, with Dole, that the gates of hell are not to keep people in but to keep people out. 190pp.
Chrysalis Books, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0877853991
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Inventory #23820
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 11.08 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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Macpherson, C. B.
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Slight crease to front cover. 67pp.
CBC Enterprises, 1990, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Eighteenth Printing. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0887940013
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Inventory #26900
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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Sartre, Jean-Paul; Translated By Clephane, Irene
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Fading to D/J with rubbing to corners, chipping to head of spine. Five small closed tears along top edge of D/J. Marked on top right corner of rear D/J. 173pp.
Hamish Hamilton, 1964, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Good. Second Impression. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #24591
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Bjrndal, Ivar
152pp. N.B. Two inscriptions on half title page.NORWEGIAN TEXT.
Forum Bjrndal, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Signed First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8299494052
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Inventory #24428
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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