Monday, July 30, 2012

In Pursuit of Excellence: How to Win in Sport and Life Through Mental Training

Terry Orlick
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Written in an easy-to-understand, instructive style, this second edition of In Pursuit of Excellence is the supplemental text for courses that cover basic sport psychology techniques. It covers the psychological concepts of concentration, winning, losing, and competing successfully. This sport performance book by internationally recognised sport psychologist Terry Orlick has undergone a complete revitalization. Better organized for easier reading, the second edition includes dozens of new examples taken from Orlick's real-life experiences with champion athletes and their coaches.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

倫敦的叫賣聲: 英國隨筆選譯

約瑟夫。阿狄生 (Joseph Addison) 等著;劉炳善譯
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《倫敦的叫賣聲》是約瑟夫.艾迪生著名的一篇散文,作為本書書名,文中描述18世紀當時倫敦街頭平凡無奇的景象,栩栩如生就在眼前,賣報紙、賣點心、賣牛奶…等吆喝聲,彷彿也吆喝著讀者來一場新舊世紀英國文學饗宴!

十六篇英國散文作品 ,橫跨新古典時期至現代主義時期的14位名家,喜愛英美文學的讀者一定不感陌生。透過劉炳善的譯注與介紹,帶領讀者一起潛入文人內心世界。

像是《格列佛遊記》的斯威夫特,親眼見到愛爾蘭人民遭受殖民者迫害,促成此篇震撼人心的政論名作《育嬰芻議》。蘭姆在《讀書漫談》一文中,從一位熱愛文學者的角度漫談各類書籍與閱讀之樂。夏綠蒂.勃朗特記錄了勃朗特三姊妹於文學創作艱辛的過程,文情並茂。伍爾夫作品用筆調輕鬆的散文,描繪其他作家與作品的文章等,發人深省。還有其他膾炙人口的作品,各具特色,歡迎跟著吆喝聲一起進來觀賞。

本書特色 1.本書精選英國散文16篇,多是出自18-20世紀文學大師的佳作,從斯威夫特到吳爾夫的二百年間14位英國作家。 2.按英國文學分期來看,本書囊括了新古典、維多利亞與現代主義時期作品。 3.由專研英國文學劉炳善教授翻譯並專文介紹作者與其作品特色。 4.作品皆能反映出文人們豐富的情懷,或幽默略帶譏諷的語調,值得細細品味。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)





Monday, July 23, 2012

Surviving Your Serengeti: 7 Skills to Master Business and Life: A Fable of Self-discovery

Stefan Swanepoel
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As a brutal business environment meets a soft economy, business leaders and managers are looking for sources of both inspiration and survival. This compelling new fable offers a riveting tale of life in Africa's Serengeti and what lessons it holds for today's beleaguered business people and struggling society.

The 1.5 million wildebeest rely on stubborn endurance and support from the herd to survive; the crocodile is opportunistic; the cheetah ruthlessly effective; the giraffe embodies grace, the lion a master strategist, the mongoose is a risk-taker, the elephant is an excellent communicator.

7 Questions This Book Tackles
1. Experiencing a challenge you wish to overcome?
2. Want to discover your hidden survival skills?
3. Still have a goal not yet achieved?
4. Interested to discover your instinctive strengths?
5. Can benefit from problem-solving thinking?
6. Know someone that has potential to excel?
7. Looking for a positive message to share?

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

笑忘錄 (The Book of Laughter and Forgetting)

米蘭・昆德拉 (Milan Kundera)
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  《笑忘錄》一九七九年在法國出版,曾榮獲法國文壇最高榮譽之一的『梅第奇大獎』,是一部關於笑與忘、關於遺忘也關於布拉格、關於布拉格也關於天使們的小說。作品以1968年蘇聯軍隊入侵捷克斯洛伐克為時代背景,描寫了捷克不同階層知識分子的多舛命運。書中不同的章節一個接著一個,如同旅行的幾個不同階段,朝向某個主旋律的內在,朝向某種獨一無二情境的內在,而旅行的意涵已迷失在廣袤無垠的內在世界,我欲辯卻已忘言。作者在故事敘述當中,探討了人生中間記憶和遺忘的哲學關系;記憶,人們希望保持或者忘卻的內容,如同附帶歡娛和諷刺的笑一樣,是交相輝映的永恆主題。是米蘭•昆德拉奠定大師地位的關鍵代表作。

在這部批評界奉為具有超現實主義風格的現代派小說傑作中,昆德拉試圖打通小說、哲學和政治議論以及自傳之間的隔膜關系,籍以用罕見的政治正確的角度,探討人生、音樂、性、哲學、文學和政治等重大話題,用筆詼諧獨到,常常使閱讀者在沉重的閱讀中邂逅絕妙的幽默趣事,以致忍俊不禁。

小說在法國出版後引起西方輿論界高度關注,獲得當年法國最佳外國文學獎大獎。但是,它也給作者帶來了意想不到的災難——當時的捷克政府以此書在法國的非法出版為由,剝奪了昆德拉的捷克國籍。不過,這也從另一方面成就了昆德拉,使其成為國際馳名的小說家。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)





Monday, July 16, 2012

The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems

Billy Collins
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Playfulness, spare elegance, and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy Collins. With his distinct voice and accessible language, America’s two-term Poet Laureate has opened the door to poetry for countless people for whom it might otherwise remain closed.

Like the present book’s title, Collins’s poems are filled with mischief, humor, and irony, “Poetry speaks to all people, it is said, but here I would like to address / only those in my own time zone”–but also with quiet observation, intense wonder, and a reverence for the everyday: “The birds are in their trees, / the toast is in the toaster, / and the poets are at their windows. / They are at their windows in every section of the tangerine of earth–the Chinese poets looking up at the moon, / the American poets gazing out / at the pink and blue ribbons of sunrise.”

Through simple language, Collins shows that good poetry doesn’t have to be obscure or incomprehensible, qualities that are perhaps the real trouble with most “serious” poetry: “By now, it should go without saying / that what the oven is to the baker / and the berry-stained blouse to the drycleaner / so the window is to the poet.”

In this dazzling new collection, his first in three years, Collins explores boyhood, jazz, love, the passage of time, and, of course, writing–themes familiar to Collins’s fans but made new here. Gorgeous, funny, and deeply empathetic, Billy Collins’s poetry is a window through which we see our lives as if for the first time.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

一首詩的故事: 100篇中國詩詞的動人故事

王盈雅 編著
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隱藏一段段真實故事的絕妙語言
訴說一縷縷鄉愁與相思的最佳獻禮
在詩.詞.歌.賦的轉角
覓得友情、親情、愛情、忠誠的蹤跡


你知道嗎?

所有被創造的偉大文學作品背後,都有一段鮮為人知、隱沒於荏苒韶光的真實故事。

從先秦時代到晚近清朝,傳頌下來那精采動人的詩詞故事,讓你低詠讚嘆詩詞意境的優美時 還能一探詩人的親身經歷,與隱含在其中那時間流沙輕瀉下仍清晰可聞的真摯情誼。

大時代的變動與悲嘆,不論是詩人的情感糾葛,或是對外物的執著衝突,都可以在本書嚴選的這100篇故事與詩詞中,淺酌低吟、回味再三。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, July 9, 2012

Bach, Beethoven and the Boys: Music History As It Ought to Be Taught

David W. Barber
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David W. Barber has delighted readers around the world with Accidentals on Purpose, When the Fat Lady Sings and other internationally bestselling books of musical humor. His bestselling Bach, Beethoven and the Boys chronicles the lives of the great (and not-so-great) composers as you’ve never read them before — exploring their sex lives, exposing their foibles and expanding on our understanding of these all-too-human creatures. Filled with information, interesting facts and trivia, this hilarious history covers music from Gregorian chant to the mess we’re in now. From Bach’s laundry lists to Beethoven’s bowel problems, from Gesualdo’s kinky fetishes to Cage’s mushroom madness, Barber tells tales out of school that ought to be put back there. (Think how much more fun it would be if they taught this stuff.)

As always, Dave Donald had provided witty and clever cartoon illustrations to accompany the text.
(Excerpt from amazon.co.uk)


我的音樂往事

李歐梵 著
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作為一個音樂世家之子,李歐梵選擇了文學作終生職業;而作為一位享有國際聲譽的文學教授,他又偏偏將自己的靈魂安頓在古典音樂的海洋裡。在這本書中,我們看到的不是作為哈佛名教授的李歐梵,而是一個充滿真情摯意,醉臥音樂之鄉的“樂迷”。靜聆內心深處的旋律,追憶音符飄揚的人生歲月,與最偉大的音樂家們進行靈魂對話,將所熱愛的音樂與對音樂的熱愛鐫刻在人生邊上。在這本書中,你不僅可以欣賞到美妙的音樂和音樂故事,還可以感受到一種天籟般動人的靈魂的回音。

 
(摘錄自dangdang.com)



Monday, July 2, 2012

Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Edited by Kam Louie
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This book contains thirteen essays on post-1997 Hong Kong culture by some of the world's best authorities on this topic today. The majority of the essays are on literature and film. As well as these two genres, some essays also explore new types of texts such as protest art.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


香江法政縱橫: 香港基本法學緒論

朱國斌
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香港作為中國獨特架構的一個行政區劃,是廣義中國法律之下的一個獨特法域,也是中西文化交匯後自成體系的文化場域。作者就香港回歸以來,其撰寫的公開發表的法律和政論性文章集結成冊,文章多發表在《法學研究》、《法學家》、《中外法學》、《明報》、《信報》、《大公報》、《東方日報》、《蘋果日報》、《香港經濟日報》、《信報財經月刊》、《紫荊月刊》等。儘管若干內容因時過境遷只有記錄歷史的意義,但大部分還是有現實意義並提出了一定的學術觀點。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)



本書內容針對香港基本法圍繞以下時政性論題展開:“一國兩法”、“人大釋法”制度及其論爭、“二十三條”立法論爭、“二五之爭”及其法理、京港關系與政治。

(摘錄自Apabi.com)