By Stanislaw Lem
A witty and artistic satire of "men of technology" and their pondering, as a crew of scientists races to decode a mysterious message from house. "I had the sensation that i used to be status on the cradle of a brand new mythology. a final will and testament...we because the posthumous heirs of Them..."A Helen and Kurt Wolff booklet
Read Online or Download His Master's Voice PDF
Similar classics books
Works in a single, this quantity includes the total textual content of together with her in Ourland by means of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in addition to an illuminating sociological research by way of Mary Jo Deegan with the help of Michael R. Hill. Ourland is the sequel to Gilman's acclaimed feminist utopian novel Herland; either have been released in her magazine, The Forerunner, in 1915 and 1916.
During this definitive paintings for our new release, Donald Low brings jointly, for the 1st time, the phrases and tunes of all Burns' recognized songs, either `polite' and bawdy. The Songs of Robert Burns have been, of their author's eyes, the crown of his fulfillment as a poet. After years of analysis and research, many hours spent hearing previous airs, as he recalled the dwelling, day-by-day, song-life of the folk of Scotland, and during the construction of a few of the best lyric poetry produced within the British Isles, Burns' good fortune is past doubt.
'The smartest thing i have performed is My Antonia,' recalled Willa Cather. 'I consider i have made a contribution to American letters with that ebook. ' Set opposed to the immense Nebraska prairie, Cather's elegiac novel positive factors probably the most successful heroines in American fiction—Antonia Shimerda—a younger girl whose energy and fervour epitomize the effective power of this country's pioneers.
A variety of writings that painting the internal lifetime of the artist. integrated are numerous brief autobiographical items within which Valéry talks approximately his early youth, his youth, his army event, his travels, his poetry, and his friends. the quantity comprises decisions from the Valéry-Gide and Valéry-Fourment correspondence and extra items, "The Avenues of the Mind," interview with Valéry published in 1927, and Pierre Feline's "Memories of Paul Valéry.
Additional info for His Master's Voice
A mistaken assumption, I believe. Over the years he imposed upon himself various constraints, until they hardened into his external, publicly visible nature -- that of the universal activist of reason. He was, then, a Sisyphus by choice; the magnitude of his efforts disguised any failure, because if he himself established the rules and laws of his activity, no one could know with any certainty whether he was accomplishing all that he set out to do, or sometimes stumbled, particularly since he boasted of his defeats and made much of the littleness of his intellect, but in quotes of ostentation.
The slain Jews would be shown as the victims of the Bolsheviks. That may have been the case; Rappaport, however, offered no interpretation; he only related what he saw. Immediately afterward came his failure. Those still alive were put in a row and filmed, whereupon the officer with the handkerchief asked for one volunteer. Rappaport understood at once that he should step forward. He did not know exactly why he should, but felt that if he did not, it would be terrible for him. The moment arrived in which the whole force of his will was exerted to make that one step -- but he did not budge.
Neither Grotius nor Baloyne in his letter had said a word about the necessity of binding myself by oath to preserve the secret, but that there was some such "initiation" into the Project was self-evident. It was one of those typical situations of the scientist of our time -- zeroed in on and magnified, a prime specimen. The easiest way to keep one's hands clean is the ostrich-Pilate method of not involving oneself with anything that -- even remotely -- could contribute to increasing the means of annihilation.