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Bruckner, Pascal

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The tears of the white man : compassion as contempt by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The temptation of innocence : living in the age of entitlement by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

65 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 11 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly insightful essay on the culture of dependency and its damaging effects on the moral fiber of society; from corporate welfare to affirmative action, the author takes on the culture of copping out. A book against depression, existential angst, cry-babies and whining "victims," either acting as a child in a candy store or as a martyr of one's own fears. Men against women, women against men, isn't it time to grow up and take charge of our own destiny?
The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochism by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism - the West has on shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far. It has become a pathology, and even an obstacle to fighting today's atrocities. Bruckner, one of France's leading writers and public intellectuals, argues that obsessive guilt has obscured important realities. The West has no monopoly on evil, and has destroyed monsters as well as created them - leading in the abolition of slavery, renouncing colonialism, building peaceful and prosperous communities, and establishing rules and institutions that are models for the world. The West should be proud - and ready to defend itself and its values. In this, Europeans should learn from Americans, who still have sufficient self-esteem to act decisively in a world of chaos and violence. Lamenting the vice of anti-Americanism that grips so many European intellectuals, Bruckner urges a renewed transatlantic alliance, and advises Americans not to let recent foreign policy misadventures sap their own confidence."--Jacket
Perpetual euphoria : on the duty to be happy by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happiness today is not just a possibility or an option but a requirement and a duty. To fail to be happy is to fail utterly. Happiness has become a religion--one whose smiley-faced god looks down in rebuke upon everyone who hasn't yet attained the blessed state of perpetual euphoria. How has a liberating principle of the Enlightenment--the right to pursue happiness--become the unavoidable and burdensome responsibility to be happy? How did we become unhappy about not being happy--and what might we do to escape this predicament? In Perpetual Euphoria, Pascal Bruckner takes up these questions with all his unconventional wit, force, and brilliance, arguing that we might be happier if we simply abandoned our mad pursuit of happiness
The paradox of love by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sexual revolution is justly celebrated for the freedoms it brought--birth control, the decriminalization of abortion, the liberalization of divorce, greater equality between the sexes, women's massive entry into the workforce, and more tolerance of homosexuality. But as Pascal Bruckner, one of France's leading writers, argues in this lively and provocative reflection on the contradictions of modern love, our new freedoms have also brought new burdens and rules--without, however, wiping out the old rules, emotions, desires, and arrangements: the couple, marriage, jealousy, the demand for fidelity, the war between constancy and inconstancy. It is no wonder that love, sex, and relationships today are so confusing, so difficult, and so paradoxical. Drawing on history, politics, psychology, literature, pop culture, and current events, this book--a best seller in France--exposes and dissects these paradoxes. With his customary brilliance and wit, Bruckner traces the roots of sexual liberation back to the Enlightenment in order to explain love's supreme paradox, epitomized by the 1960s oxymoron of "free love": the tension between freedom, which separates, and love, which attaches. Ashamed that our sex lives fail to live up to such liberated ideals, we have traded neuroses of repression for neuroses of inadequacy, and we overcompensate: "Our parents lied about their morality," Bruckner writes, but "we lie about our immorality." Mixing irony and optimism, Bruckner argues that, when it comes to love, we should side neither with the revolutionaries nor the reactionaries. Rather, taking love and ourselves as we are, we should realize that love makes no progress and that its messiness, surprises, and paradoxes are not merely the sources of its pain--but also of its pleasure and glory
The divine child : a novel of prenatal rebellion by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being force-fed with taped data to make him a genius, a child refuses to leave his mother's womb. He has decided life is not worth living. When the mother tries starving him out, he responds by attacking her internal organs. By the author of Evil Angels
Les voleurs de beauté : roman by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

65 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le prolongement d'un essai intitulé ##La tentation de l'innocence## qui critiquait la culture de la "victime##, l'auteur propose un roman dans lequel les victimes ne se laissent pas faire. Ce sont de jeunes et jolies filles qu'un couple pervers et morbide met à l'épreuve pour qu'elles vieillissent et perdent leur "scandaleuse## beauté. Une oeuvre qui tient du conte (cf. ##Barbe-Bleue##), qui a des aspects policiers, fantastiques, tout en se rattachant au "réalisme social" et qui, de surcroît propose une réflexion sur la littérature (Peut-on devenir génial plagiaire en retouchant des extraits de grands auteurs, etc.?). Prix Renaudot 1997. [SDM]
Evil angels : a novel by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

67 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sanglot de l'homme blanc : Tiers-monde, culpabilité, haine de soi by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in French and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourier by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

18 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fanaticism of the apocalypse : save the Earth, punish human beings by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet is sick. Human beings are guilty of damaging it. We have to pay. Today, that is the orthodoxy throughout the Western world. Concern about the environment is legitimate, but catastrophism transforms us into cowering children. Distrust of progress and science, calls for individual and collective self-sacrifice to 'save the planet' and cultivation of fear: behind the carbon commissars, a dangerous and counterproductive ecological catastrophism is gaining ground. Bruckner locates the predecessors of today's ecological catastrophism in Catholicism's admonishmen
Le nouveau désordre amoureux by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

34 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in French and Serbian and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ouvrage a déjà paru en 1977 dans la collection ##Fiction & Cie##. Les auteurs analysent, souvent de façon très critique, divers aspects de la sexualité, de la vie amoureuse, sexuelle, érotique. D'accès assez difficile. Le style est vigoureux, parfois un peu cru
Has marriage for love failed? by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today we like to think that marriage is a free choice based on love: that we freely choose whom to marry and that we do so, not so much for survival or social advantage, but for love. The invention of marriage for love inverted the old relationship between love and marriage. In the past, marriage was sacred, and love, if it existed at all, was a consequence of marriage; today, love is sacred and marriage is secondary. But now marriage appears to be becoming increasingly superfluous. For the past forty years or so, the number of weddings has been declining, the number of divorces exploding and the number of unmarried individuals and couples growing, while single-parent families are becoming more numerous. Love has triumphed over marriage but now it is destroying it from inside. So has the ideal of marriage for love failed, and has love finally been liberated from the shackles of marriage' In this brilliant and provocative book Pascal Bruckner argues that the old tension between love and marriage has not been resolved in favour of love, it has simply been displaced onto other levels. Even if it seems more straightforward, the contemporary landscape of love is far from euphoric: as in the past, infidelity, loss and betrayal are central to the plots of modern love, and the disenchantment is all the greater because marriages are voluntary and not imposed. But the collapse of the ideal of marriage for love is not necessarily a cause for remorse, because it demonstrates that love retains its subversive power. Love is not a glue to be put in the service of the institution of marriage: it is an explosive that blows up in our faces, dynamite pure and simple
The wisdom of money by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Money is an evil that does good, and a good that does evil. It inspires hymns to the prosperity it enables, manifestos about the poor it leaves behind, and diatribes for its corrosion of morality. In The Wisdom of Money, one of the world's great essayists guides us through the rich commentary that money has generated since ancient times--both the passions and the resentments--as he builds an unfashionable defense of the worldly wisdom of the bourgeoisie. Bruckner begins with the worshippers and the despisers. Sometimes they are the same people--priests, for example, who venerate the poor from within churches of opulence and splendor. This hypocrisy endures in our secular world, he says, not least in his own France, where it is de rigueur even among the rich to feign indifference to money. It is better to speak plainly about money in the old American fashion, in Bruckner's view. A little more honesty would allow us to see through the myths of money's omnipotence but also the dangers of the aristocratic, ideological, and religious systems of thought that try to put money in its place. This does not mean we should emulate the mega-rich with their pathologies of consumption, competition, and narcissistic philanthropy. But we could do worse than defy three hundred years of derision from novelists and poets to embrace the unromantic bourgeois virtues of work, security, and moderate comfort. It is wise to have money, Bruckner tells us, and wise to think about it critically
La mélancolie démocratique by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partout vacille l'arbitraire des dictatures et recule l'esprit de conquête. L'Occident démocratique incarne désormais l'idéal indiscuté auquel aspirent tous les peuples de la Terre. Or, au nom de la démocratie, se trouve quotidiennement concélébré l'éloge ambigu de l'éphémère et de l'indifférence
L'euphorie perpétuelle : essai sur le devoir de bonheur by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in French and Turkish and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du monde chrétien où l'on souffrait pour mériter son salut jusqu'à nos sociétés laïques où l'on souffre pour paraître heureux, de l'extase du mystique à la grisaille du petit bourgeois, de l'échec des politiques de l'euphorie au gavage de la société marchande, l'auteur, en essayiste volontiers polémiste, met en pièce l'idéologie de la félicité
La tyrannie de la pénitence : essai sur le masochisme occidental by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and Spanish and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Misère de la prospérité : la religion marchande et ses ennemis by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce n'est pas du capitalisme qu'il faut sortir, c'est de l'économisme. La volonté du marché est de reconstruire la société sur son modèle, de périmer le politique, la culture, l'éducation ; d'imposer partout un seul type d'hommes, le consommateur-entrepreneur ... Il est grand temps de désacraliser le capitalisme, qu'on soit pour ou contre."
The invention of solitude by Paul Auster( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first section, "Portrait of an Invisible Man," reveals Auster's memories and feelings after the death of his father, a distant, undemonstrative, almost cold man. As he attends to his father's business affairs and sifts through his effects, Auster uncovers a sixty-year-old family murder mystery that sheds light on his father's elusive character. In "The Book of Memory," the perspective shifts from Auster's identity as son to his role as father. Through a mosaic of images, coincidences, and associations, the narrator, "A," contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather, and the solitary nature of storytelling and writing.-Back cover
Mon petit mari : roman by Pascal Bruckner( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Leon and Solange entered the church everyone was struck by the difference in height between them. Even though he was wearing heel inserts and held himself ramrod-straight, he still only came just above her shoulder. But no one was bothered by it?' However, when their first child is born, Leon gradually shrinks by fifteen inches. This is repeated after their second child and his body ? apart from one member ? continues to shrink until he is little more than a Tom Thumb driving round the family apartment in a toy car? Pascal Bruckner's novel is a delightful fantasy that can also be read as an impish contribution to the debate on feminism
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The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochism
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Brückner, P.

Bruckner Pascal

Bruckner, Pascal, 1948-

Mprykner, Paskal

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Pascal Bruckner Französischer Romancier und Essayist

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Μπρυκνέρ, Πασκάλ

Πασκάλ Μπρυκνέρ

Паскал Брюкнер

Паскаль Брюкнер

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פסקל ברקנר סופר צרפתי

باسكال بروكنر

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پاسکال براکنر نویسنده فرانسوی

브뤼크네르, 파스칼 1948-


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The tyranny of guilt : an essay on Western masochismPerpetual euphoria : on the duty to be happyThe invention of solitude