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Faith In Faithlessness: An Anthology of Atheism
Edited by Dimitrios Roussopoulos
Black Rose Books, 2007
Asks freethinkers to declare their atheism in defiance of the stigmatization of disbelief.
With the rise of religious fundamentalism worldwide and a new 'spiritualism' in North America, expressed disbelief in God or gods has become a taboo once again in the Anglo-American world. In the last few years, however, atheism has witnessed a resurgence exemplified by the best-selling works of Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.
Faith in Faithlessness is intended to contribute to the reassertion of the legitimacy of godlessness as a philosophical and moral stance. It is a unique anthology that presents a comprehensive selection of writings, by some of the world's most celebrated thinkers, past and present, who eloquently address the most significant questions concerning religious belief.
Included are essays by Benedict de Spinoza, Diderot, Paul-Henry Thiry D'Holbach, David Hume, Thomas Paine, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Stuart Mill, George Elliot, W.E.H. Lecky, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Charles Bradlaugh, Anatole France, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Robert G. Ingersoll, Ludwig Feuerbach, Michael Bakunin, Karl Marx, Emma Goldman, H.L. Mencken, Clarence Darrow, Carl Van Doren, Bertrand Russell, Sigmund Freud, Albert Camus, Albert Einstein, Francis Crick, Gore Vidal, Kai Nielsen, Christine Overall, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, Michel Onfray, Elizabeth Second Anderson, Tariq Ali, Salman Rushdie, Kurt Vonnegut. Also included are other celebrity atheists and a major resource guide.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FROM THE EARLY CLASSICS
1. Theologico-Political Treatise - Benedict de Spinoza
2. Thoughts on Religion - Denis Diderot
3. The System of Nature - Paul-Henry Thiry, Baron d'Holbach
4. The Natural History of Religion - David Hume
5. The Age of Reason - Thomas Paine
6. A Refutation of Deism - Percy Bysshe Shelley
7. Immortality - John Stuart Mill
8. Evangelical Teaching - George Eliot
9. The Spirit of Rationalism in Europe - W.E.H. Lecky
10. The Christian Church and Women - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
11. Humanity's Gain from Unbelief - Charles Bradlaugh
12. Miracle - Anatole France
13. Autobiography - Charles Darwin
14. The Antichrist - Friedrich Nietzsche
15. God and the Constitution - Robert G. Ingersoll
16. The Essence of Religion in General - Ludwig Feuerbach
17. God and the State - Michael Bakunin
18. Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right - Karl Marx
FROM THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS
19. The Philosophy of Atheism - Emma Goldman
20. On the Scopes Trial - H.L. Mencken
21. The Lord's Day Alliance - Clarence Darrow
22. Why I Am an Unbeliever - Clarence Darrow
23. Is There a God? - Bertrand Russell
24. The Claims of Theology - A.J. Ayer
25. The UNbelievers and the Christians - Albert Camus
26. Science and Religion - Albert Einstein
FROM THE LATER 20th CENTURY and 21st CENTURY
27. Monotheism and Its Discontents - Gore Vidal
28. How Is Atheism to Be Characterized? - Kai Nielsen
29. Atheism - Christine Overall
30. The Atheist Manifesto - Sam Harris
31. Why There Almost Certainly Is No God - Richard Dawkins
32. Religion as an Original Sin - Christopher Hitchens
33. In the Service of the Death Fixation - Michel Onfray
34. Thank Goodness! - Daniel C. Dennett
35. For the Love of Reason - Louise M. Anthony
36. If God Is Dead, Is Everything Permitted? - Elizabeth Second Anderson
37. An Atheist Childhood - Tariq Ali
A Rapper's Song - Greydon Square
38. Humanism and the Territory of Novelists - Salman Rushdie
39. Why My Dog Is Not a Humanist - Kurt Vonnegut
EPILOGUE: A New Enlightenment: The Second Wave - Dimitrios Roussopoulos
NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS
RESOURCE GUIDE from the Website of Richard Dawkins
CREDITS AND PERMISSIONS
Celebrity quotes throughout, including from George Bernard Shaw, Voltaire, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Aldous HUxley, Tennessee Williams, Charles Bukowski, Jean-Paul Sartre, Noam Chomsky, Sigmund Freud, Ingmar Bergman, Katharine Hepburn, John Malkovich, Robert Altman, Jodie Foster, Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, Jack Nicholson, Howard Stern, Isaac Asimov, Woody Allen, Richard Leakey, James Watson, Jean Roddenberry, Gloria Steinem.
DIMITRIOS ROUSSOPOULOS is author and/or editor of some eighteen books.
Famous Last Words: An Anthology
Edited by Claire Cock-Starkey
Bodleian Library Publishing, 2016
Library of Congress PN6328.L3F364 2016 | Dewey Decimal 808.882
Which statesman was, by the end, “bored with it all?” Which world-renowned economist considered on his deathbed whether he ought to have been less abstemious, saying “I should have drunk more champagne.” Did Admiral Horatio Nelson, one of England’s greatest naval heroes, really utter “Kiss me, Hardy” to his captain just before his death in the Battle of Trafalgar?
Over the years, family and loved ones have recorded an extraordinary number of famous last words, from kings and queens to politicians, philosophers, scientists, writers, and actors. These exit lines can impart keen insights from an extraordinary life, reveal a sense of humor indomitable in even the darkest hours, or tell us something about a celebrated person’s last moments of life. Perhaps unavoidably given their provenance, many last words have proven irresistible to embellishment or remain in question. King Charles II, for example, was said to have instructed his brothers to “let not Poor Nelly starve,” asking that his favorite mistress be provided a pension of 1,500 pounds a year. Although she did indeed receive said pension, some contend that Charles’s actual last words, following a long period of illness, were, “You must pardon me, gentlemen, for being a most unconscionable time a-dying.”
For Famous Last Words, Claire Cock-Starkey has collected the most interesting, insightful, and controversial last words, from deathbed desperation to the fondest of farewells.
Feminism in Revolt: An Anthology
Seagull Books, 2023
A comprehensive collection of texts from the most influential and iconic figure of Italian second-wave feminism.
Recently rediscovered in Italy and abroad, the works of Carla Lonzi tend to fall under the remit of art history or feminist theory. Art historians focus on the texts written in the 1960s, when Lonzi was still actively working as a critic, whereas feminist scholars engage with her more openly political interventions, published after her declared embrace of a separatist feminism. In 1970 Lonzi decided to leave the art world for good and dedicate herself to her newly founded feminist collective, Rivolta Femminile. While recognizing the break in Lonzi’s life and work, this anthology maps the overall arc of her intellectual and political production, giving equal weight to her seminal contributions to art criticism and her trailblazing feminist writings. A comprehensive collection of texts from the most influential and iconic figure of Italian second-wave feminism, Feminism in Revolt
seeks to shed light on Lonzi’s versatile approach to literary genres and compositions by juxtaposing essayistic texts, poems, diary excerpts, and manifestos.
Feminisms: An Anthology
Rutgers University Press, 1991
Library of Congress PN98.W64F366 1991 | Dewey Decimal 809.89287
In the landmark 1991 edition of Feminisms, Robyn Warhol and Diane Price Herndl assembled the most comprehensive collection of American and British feminist literary criticism ever published. In this revised edition, the editors have updated the volume, in keeping with the expanding parameters of feminist literary discourse. With the inclusion of more than two dozen new essays, along with a major reorganization of the sections in which they appear, Warhol and Price Herndl have again established the measure for representing the latest developments in the field of feminist literary theory. Believing that the feminist movement can only move forward "where difference commands attention, not dismissal or negativism," they have continued the original collection's mission of providing a multiplicity of perspectives and approaches. This revised edition contains three new sections ("Conflict," "Gaze," and "Practice") and includes more selections by and about women of color and lesbians.
Feminisms Redux: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism
Rutgers University Press, 2009
Library of Congress PN98.W64F367 2009 | Dewey Decimal 801.95082
The 1991 landmark edition of Feminisms
presented the most comprehensive collection of American and British feminist literary criticism ever published. By 1997, realizing the need to update the work to remain within the expanded parameters of feminist literary discourse, the volume was revised to include more than two dozen new essays.
Now, at the dawn of a new century of thought and action, it is important once again to revisit the canon of feminist literary criticism and theory and re-establish the measure for representing the latest developments in the field. Robyn Warhol-Down and Diane Price Herndl have joined together once more to provide academics and general readers with a newly revised and indispensable collection of essays representing the range of feminist literary criticism.
Feminisms Redux, presented in a concise format, includes many essays from the second edition that continue to speak to current concerns and also provides readers with new contributions that address work in postcolonial studies, queer theory, and disability studies. As in the earlier volumes, the editors have gathered the full text of original articles and book chapters, with no edited excerpts. The range of essays focuses not only on gender and sex, but also on sexuality, race, class, nationality, and (dis)ability, and the intersections among these categories as they play out in writing by and about women. More than a revision of archetypal work, Feminisms Redux represents the dawning of a new classic.
Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing
Edited by Frances Payne Adler, Debra Busman, and Diana García
University of Arizona Press, 2009
Library of Congress PS509.S5F57 2009 | Dewey Decimal 810.803556
Fire and Ink is a powerful and impassioned anthology of stories, poems, interviews, and essays that confront some of the most pressing social issues of our day. Designed to inspire and inform, this collection embodies the concepts of “breaking silence,” “bearing witness,” resistance, and resilience. Beyond students and teachers, the book will appeal to all readers with a commitment to social justice.
Fire and Ink brings together, for the first time in one volume, politically engaged writing by poets, fiction writers, and essayists. Including many of our finest writers—Martín Espada, Adrienne Rich, June Jordan, Patricia Smith, Gloria Anzaldúa, Sharon Olds, Arundhati Roy, Sonia Sanchez, Carolyn Forche, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Alice Walker, Linda Hogan, Gary Soto, Kim Blaeser, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Li-Young Lee, and Jimmy Santiago Baca, among others—this is an indispensable collection.
This groundbreaking anthology marks the emergence of social action writing as a distinct field within creative writing and literature. Featuring never-before-published pieces, as well as reprinted material, Fire and Ink is divided into ten sections focused on significant social issues, including identity, sexuality and gender, the environment, social justice, work, war, and peace. The pieces can often be gripping, such as “Frame,” in which Adrienne Rich confronts government and police brutality, or Chris Abani’s “Ode to Joy,” which documents great courage in the face of mortal danger.
Fire and Ink serves as a wonderful reader for a wide range of courses, from composition and rhetoric classes to courses in ethnic studies, gender studies, American studies, and even political science, by facing a past that was often accompanied by injustice and suffering. But beyond that, this collection teaches us that we all have the power to create a more equitable and just future.
For Dignity, Justice, and Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Literature
Edited by Heather
Bowen-Struyk and Norma Field
University of Chicago Press, 2015
Library of Congress PL782.E8F67 2016 | Dewey Decimal 895.630108
Fiction created by and for the working class emerged worldwide in the early twentieth century as a response to rapid modernization, dramatic inequality, and imperial expansion. In Japan, literary youth, men and women, sought to turn their imaginations and craft to tackling the ensuing injustices, with results that captured both middle-class and worker-farmer readers. This anthology is a landmark introduction to Japanese proletarian literature from that period.
Contextualized by introductory essays, forty expertly translated stories touch on topics like perilous factories, predatory bosses, ethnic discrimination, and the myriad indignities of poverty. Together, they show how even intensely personal issues form a pattern of oppression. Fostering labor consciousness as part of an international leftist arts movement, these writers, lovers of literature, were also challenging the institution of modern literature itself. This anthology demonstrates the vitality of the “red decade” long buried in modern Japanese literary history.
From Civil War to Civil Rights, Alabama 1860–1960: An Anthology from The Alabama Review
Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins
University of Alabama Press, 1987
Library of Congress F326.5.F76 1987 | Dewey Decimal 976.106
To understand Alabama history one must appreciate the impact of the failure of secession of the state in the subsequent half century as well as the causes for the success of the Civil Rights Movement in the state in the mid-twentieth century. The prophet of the first revolution was William Lowndes Yancey and the prophet of the second was Martin Luther King, Jr., two Southerners who set in motion forces that shaped American history beyond the borders of the state and region. In the years between their two lives Alabama changed dramatically.
These examples of outstanding scholarship were published in The Alabama Review over the past forty years and provide an overview of a century of change in Alabama. The first articles center of the Civil War and Reconstruction era, which left Alabama reeling in turmoil. The efforts of the Greenbackers, the Grange, the Alliance, and the Populists ended in frustration as the politics of pressure and intimidation prevailed for the half-century after the Civil War. White as well as black poor had not yet appreciated the political power of their numbers.
In the new century, progressives had a distinct sense that they could take on outside forces larger than themselves. National currents swept Alabama into movements for the regulation of railroads, women’s suffrage, child labor reform, and welfare capitalism. Still, progressive reform coexisted with the most frightening political and social movement of early twentieth-century Alabama, the Ku Klux Klan, whose blessing or curse made or broke the careers of powerful politicians.
The desperation of the Great Depression gave way to a revived sense that Alabamians could shape their world. Not only was this feeling new, but so were the politicians whose debut represented emergence of the poor determined to act in their own behalf. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was the first thunder of a social and political storm that would remake Alabama and the entire country.
Future Perfect: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology
Franklin, H. Bruce
Rutgers University Press, 1995
Library of Congress PS648.S3F895 1995 | Dewey Decimal 813.087620803
Winner of the 2008 American Studies Association's Carl Bode-Norman Holmes Pearson Prize "for lifetime of achievement and service"
This selection of unusual storeis by important American writers-Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Bellamy and Twain-and by less well-known tellers such as Ambrose Bierce, S. Weir Mitchell and Fitz-James O'Brien, challenges the commonly held belief that science fiction is a twenthiethcentury phenomenon, or that it began with Jule Verne and H,. G. Wells. Here are tales of marvelous inventions, automanta, biolgocial and psychological experiments, utopias, extra-sensory perception and time and space travel. Many of them have been out of print since before World War I, but they remain high in intrinsic interest of the general reader and for the specialist.
The accompanying critical essays explore the relationships between science fiction and other financial modes, and illuminate the nataure of the bonds betwen science and society and fantasies and social aspirations. Professor Franklin also offers an original, theoretical definition of science ficiton. This book comes as a revelatin. One of the best-edited anthologies I have ever encountered...Mr. Franklin's critical introductions, containing much valuable information about many works not included in this book, are as interesting as the stories he prints.