Popular European Essay Books

Find essay books written by authors from Europe for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (10)


Existentialism is a Humanism by Jean-Paul Sartre FR

Rating: 5     3 Votes
Country: Europe / France flag France
This book presents a new English translation of two seminal works by Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominant European intellectual of the post-World War II decades. The volume includes Sartre's 1945 lecture “Existentialism Is a Humanism” and his analysis of Camus's The Stranger, along with a discussion of these works by acclaimed Sartre biographer Annie Cohen-Solal. This edition is a translation of the 1996 French edition, which includes Arlette Elkaïm-Sartre's introduction and a Q&A with Sartre about his lecture. In her foreword, intended for an American audience, acclaimed Sartre biographer Anni... continue


Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
A satire on the pretensions of Erasmus's contemporaries in the Church and philosophy


Reden An Den Kleinen Mann by Wilhelm Reich DE

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Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Listen, Little Man! (Reden An Den Kleinen Mann) is a great physician's quiet talk to each one of us, the average human being, the Little Man. Written in 1946 in answer to the gossip and defamation that plagued his remarkable career, it tells how Reich watched, at first naively, then with amazement, and finally with horror, at what the Little Man does to himself; how he suffers and rebels; how he esteems his enemies and murders his friends; how, wherever he gains power as a "representative of the people," he misuses this power and makes it crueler than the power it has supplanted... continue


Ronduit : overpeinzingen van een possibilist by Caroline Pauwels NL

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Country: Europe / Belgium flag Belgium
Als kind was ik bedreven in het laten opspringen van keien op het water. Dan verschenen er op het wateroppervlak uitdijende kringen. Dat fascineerde me mateloos.Õ Als een beweging van kringen ziet Caroline Pauwels het leven. Van de kleine intieme cirkels van de persoonlijke levenssfeer tot de almaar grotere cirkels van de universiteit, de samenleving en de wereld. Cirkels hebben geen begin en geen einde. Hun ronde vorm is een remedie tegen hokjesdenken. Dat is ook hoe Caroline Pauwels zichzelf ronduit. Cirkels hebben een eigen dynamiek, ze zitten vol mogelijkheden. Als possibilist geloo... continue


The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels EN

Rating: 4     46 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
A rousing call to arms whose influence is still felt today Originally published on the eve of the 1848 European revolutions, The Communist Manifesto is a condensed and incisive account of the worldview Marx and Engels developed during their hectic intellectual and political collaboration. Formulating the principles of dialectical materialism, they believed that labor creates wealth, hence capitalism is exploitive and antithetical to freedom. This new edition includes an extensive introduction by Gareth Stedman Jones, Britain's leading expert on Marx and Marxism, providing a complete course for... continue


Who Killed My Father by Édouard Louis EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy - the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father. 'What a beautiful book' MAX PORTER In Who Killed My Father, douard Louis explores key moments in his father's life, and the tenderness and disconnects in their relationship. Told with the fire of a writer determined on social justice, and with the compassion of a loving son, the book urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty. It unflinchingly takes aim at systems that disadvantage those they seek to exclude -... continue