Saturday, December 10, 2016

Rhapsody in Paris (LaCasse Series Book 4)

Well, well, well. I finally found it; an indie that can write! This author's style of writing is everything I wish other writers could be. (This book GLOWS) I take this time to comment mostly on the skill of the author because I see so many reviews that regurgitate plot and/or pan the author's skill. Yes, of course the plot is good. But I believe this author could write about a turnip picking contest and the writing would be enthralling.Do yourself a special favor. Introduce yourself to this fine writer's work. You will not be disappointed.

Gawain and the Green Knight

A year after beheading the magical Green Knight in a Christmas game, Sir Gawain must travel to the distant green chapel, prepared to receive the return blow. A guest of the merry Lord Bertilak, all is not as it seems as Gawain struggles to fulfil his quest (and also protect his virtue from the seductive desires of his host's beautiful wife).Gawain and the Green Knight is a late 14th century poem, written originally in Middle English. The story is a Christian romance, in which a hero from the court of King Arthur undertakes a quest that tests his honour, strength and faith.The poem is violent and comic in turns, from the horror of the Green Knight's appearance in Camelot to the sensual yet farcical attempts of Lady Bertilak to seduce him (a meticulous game of cat-and-mouse, conducted within the four posts of his bed).Gawain's strength is in his devotion to the Virgin Mary, whose image is painted on the inside of his shield. It is she who is most often in his prayers and who saves him at the moment of his greatest temptation. It is his sensitive devotion to her and his humble loyalty to God, King Arthur and the code of chivalry that gives the story its heart.Though flawed, Gawain conducts himself with selfless knightly courage, courtesy and honour. This is his real triumph – to do his very best, not to be perfect. He remains the most lovable of heroes.The original poem survives in a single manuscript known as the 'Cotton Nero A.x.', which also contains three other Christian poems (Pearl, Purity and Patience). One author, known as the 'Pearl Poet' or 'Gawain Poet', is believed to have penned all four, though his (or her) name is unknown.Gawain and the Green Knight is a timeless romance of a young knight's adventure – the classic story of love, honour, devotion and bravery. Frightening, humorous and moving, it remains the most compelling and enduring of tales.

Modern Analysis of Value Theory: Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems (Lecture Notes in Economics & Mathematical Systems)

This volume studies the development of Marxian value theory in a modernised context. The controversy about Marx's value theory is now in its third stage. The first stage was marked by Bohm-Bawerk, and the second by Samuelson soon after the World War II. In this second stage, the basic results in Marx's economics were examined and formulated by Okishio and Morishima-Seton in the Leontief economy case. The third stage was opened by Morishima, who developed the Marxian theory of value on the ba~is of von Neumann's theory. In Chapters I through IV, a concise but comprehensive overview of the pOints in Marx's value theory is presented from the Leontief to von Neumann economy cases. Based on the above, the two subjects, namely, the reduction of skilled labour and heterogeneous labour and the Marxian theory of differential rent, are developed in Chapters V and VI respectively. These topics, especially the reduction problem, seem not to have been duly discussed in other literature. The main concern of our discussion, in Chapters I through V in particular, is the so-called fundamental Marxian theorem and the dual dualities, i.e., the duality of price and quanti~y systems on the basis of the duality of value and price. Th. ~uthor also tried to shed light on superhistorical aspects of Marxian vaiue theory, which ought to give a clue to the insight of the commodity production in general. The author acknowledges thanks to Professors S.Koshimura, A.