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John Stuart Mill: Spencer, Fawcett, Harrison & Others By LogoStar Press
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John Stuart Mill was not only one of the most prominent figures of English philosophy, but also, arguably, the most influential liberal thinker of the 19th century. He was an advocate of... More > Utilitarianism, the ethical theory that was systemised by his godfather, Jeremy Bentham, but adapted to German Romanticism. This book presents, beside valuable aspects regarding his passionate life, studies on Mill the philosopher, the political economist, and the botanist. A must for any student of Mill's works.< Less
BABYLONIAN LEGENDS OF THE CREATION By LogoStar Press
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The Babylonian epic of creation focuses on the glorification of Bel-Marduk by describing his contest with Tiamat, the dragon of chaos. In the epic, an account is given of the creation of the world... More > from the primeval deep, and the birth of the gods of light. Then comes the story of the struggle between the gods of light and the powers of darkness, and the final victory of Marduk, who clove Tiamat asunder, forming the heaven from half of her body and the earth from the other. Marduk next arranged the stars in order, along with the sun and moon, and gave them laws they were never to transgress. After this, the plants and animals were created, and finally man. Marduk here takes the place of Ea, who appears as the creator in the older legends, and is said to have fashioned man from clay.< Less
The Daemon of the World: P. B. Shelley By LogoStar Press
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"The Daemon of the World" could be considered the cornerstone of English Romanticism since it is not only programatic, but it also contains all the elements that can define the Romantic... More > period at a global scale. This immortal masterpiece should not be missed by any lover of Shelley's inspired poetry.< Less
Daniel Defoe: William Minto By LogoStar Press
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William Minto (October 10, 1845 - March 1, 1893) was a Scottish man of letters, born at Auchintoul, Aberdeenshire, and educated at the University of Aberdeen. From 1874 to 1878 he edited the... More > "Examiner," and in 1872 he published a "Manual of English Prose Literature," which was distinguished by sound judgment and sympathetic appreciation; his "Characteristics of English Poets from Chaucer to Shirley" (1874) showed the same high qualities. His monograph on Daniel Defoe, which was published in 1879 in the "English Men of Letters" series is still considered to be the standard biography of the genius who has created the wonderful adventures of Robinson Crusoe.< Less
Musicians of Today: Romain Rolland By LogoStar Press
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Romain Rolland, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1915, was a writer whose mind was sculpted by a passion for music and admiration for exceptional musicians. The famous novelist who was at... More > the same time a reputed pacifist with interets in socialsim and Eastern mysticism has also authored a history of opera and a biography of Beethoven, maybe the best we have so far. In between, he wrote this wonderful volume on some of his contemporary giants in the realm of music, such as Wagner, Berlioz, Debussy, Strauss, and Saint-Saens. A book that still fascinates today, and which can be the perfect introduction to the musical works of these great luminaries.< Less
Ideal Commonwealths: Five Utopias By LogoStar Press
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The five utopias in this anthology are imaginary islands with a perfect social, legal, and political system. Plutarch's "Lycurgus," Thomas Morus'"Utopia," Francis Bacon's... More > "New Atlantis," Tommaso Campanella's "City of the Sun," and Joseph Hall's "Mundus Alter et Idem" all have in common a few mythical archetypes inscribed in most cultures of the world. They resurge with special vitality when people are in difficult and critical times. However, the projection of the utopian myth of an ideal world in these five masterpeces does not take place towards the remote past, but either towards the future or towards distant and fictional places. How distant or fictional they are is up to the reader.< Less
Handel: Edward J. Dent By LogoStar Press
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Edward J. Dent, the prominent British music writer and critic, was born in Ribston, Yorkshire in 1876, and died in London on in 1957. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he was Professor of Music at... More > Cambridge University from 1926 to 1941. He was President of the I.S.C.M. from its foundation in 1922 until 1938. He was a governor of Sadler's Wells Opera, and translated many libretti for it. He wrote influential books on Mozart, Scarlatti, Busoni, Handel, and the English opera. This informative and well-penned book is the definitive Handel monograph.< Less

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Giving Back Giving Back By James Jones & Jody Fuson
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