Sara MacDonald - Author

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Sara Macdonald has written all her life but only published now. She has been an army wife, living all over the world, and now lives in Cornwall.

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Fate and Freedom in the Novels of David Adams Richards

Fate and Freedom in the Novels of David Adams Richards

Author: Sara MacDonald, Barry Craig Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/05/2017

This book explores the understanding of freedom developed in the later novels of celebrated Canadian author, David Adams Richards. Many reviewers highlight two interconnected features in Richards novels: a seemingly rigid determinism of setting and sociodemographics, and a resulting hopelessness. In contrast, Richards describes the quest of human life and the purpose of his novels as a search for freedom. This book explores the account of freedom that is developed through the course of four of Richards's works: The Friends of Meager Fortune, Mercy Among the Children, The Lost Highway, and Crimes Against My Brother. Following the Augustinian thread that informs Richards's writing, we argue that rather than presenting an understanding of human life that is bleak or hopeless, Richards instead reveals an argument wherein one's happiness and freedom is found in the midst of love.

Recovering Hegel from the Critique of Leo Strauss The Virtues of Modernity

Recovering Hegel from the Critique of Leo Strauss The Virtues of Modernity

Author: Sara MacDonald, Barry Craig Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2016

Recovering Hegel from the Critique of Leo Srauss offers a defense of modernity against the critique of the influential mid-twentieth century political philosopher, Leo Strauss. Strauss, whose influence on contemporary conservative political theory is well documented, discovered the ground of much of what he found wanting in contemporary political and social life to lie in the philosophy of the 19th century German philosopher, G. W. F. Hegel. Specifically, Strauss accused Hegel of being the greatest exponent of historicism and thus the relativism that afflicts modern thought. Ultimately, according to Strauss, this has led to the nihilism and general mediocrity that characterizes modern western culture. In this book, Sara MacDonald and Barry Craig examine Strauss's reading of Hegel and argue that in fact it is a mis-reading. Contrary to Strauss's interpretation, this book holds that Hegel was no relativist and in fact sought to show the compatibility of objective, eternal truth with modern human subjectivity. At the same time, it illustrates the way in which Hegel's thought prepared the ground for enlightened modern liberal democracies and also remains relevant to current social and political conversations.

Mad Men The Death and Redemption of American Democracy

Mad Men The Death and Redemption of American Democracy

Author: Sara MacDonald Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2016

For seven seasons, AMC's Mad Men captivated audiences with the story of Don Draper, an advertising executive whose personal and professional successes and failures took viewers on a roller coaster ride through America's tumultuous 1960s. More than just a television show about one of advertising's bad boys, the series investigates the principles of the American regime, exploring whether or not the American Dream is a sustainable vision of human flourishing and happiness. This collection of essays investigates the show's engagement with the philosophic and political foundations of American democracy.

Another Life: Escape to Cornwall with this gripping, emotional, page-turning read

Another Life: Escape to Cornwall with this gripping, emotional, page-turning read

Author: Sara MacDonald Format: eBook Release Date: 12/12/2013

'A great read, a moving story of family history, love deception, passion and heartbreak'Cornwall TodayTwo women, living more than a hundreds years apart yet against the same wild backdrop of sea and landscape, make a rash bid for freedom to live another life. But for both of them, that choice means a loss which will greatly affect the next generation....When marine historian Mark Hannah finds a hauntingly beautiful figurehead in Newfoundland, he traces her ship, The Lady Isabella, back to Cornwall. There he meets Gabrielle Ellis, the woman who will restore her to her former glory. Together they begin to piece together the lives of the carver, Tom Welland and the real Lady Isabella.Surrounded by the rugged Cornish landscape, Gabrielle becomes increasingly haunted by Isabella's lost life. As Gabrielle's own life becomes inextricably involved with Mark's, her story runs parallel with the lives of Isabella, her husband Richard and Tom Welland, the carver.

Recovering Hegel from the Critique of Leo Strauss The Virtues of Modernity

Recovering Hegel from the Critique of Leo Strauss The Virtues of Modernity

Author: Sara MacDonald, Barry Craig Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2013

Recovering Hegel from the Critique of Leo Srauss offers a defense of modernity against the critique of the influential mid-twentieth century political philosopher, Leo Strauss. Strauss, whose influence on contemporary conservative political theory is well documented, discovered the ground of much of what he found wanting in contemporary political and social life to lie in the philosophy of the 19th century German philosopher, G. W. F. Hegel. Specifically, Strauss accused Hegel of being the greatest exponent of historicism and thus the relativism that afflicts modern thought. Ultimately, according to Strauss, this has led to the nihilism and general mediocrity that characterizes modern western culture. In this book, Sara MacDonald and Barry Craig examine Strauss's reading of Hegel and argue that in fact it is a mis-reading. Contrary to Strauss's interpretation, this book holds that Hegel was no relativist and in fact sought to show the compatibility of objective, eternal truth with modern human subjectivity. At the same time, it illustrates the way in which Hegel's thought prepared the ground for enlightened modern liberal democracies and also remains relevant to current social and political conversations.

Sea Music

Sea Music

Author: Sara MacDonald Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2003

A beautifully written novel with great emotional appeal, of family secrets and wartime heritage, sweeping across Cornwall, London and Warsaw. When Lucy Tremain goes to stay with her grandparents in their house in Cornwall overlooking the sea,she finds family papers hidden in the old cottage. The papers hint at wartime secrets. From them emerges her grandmother's story - a hidden story of wartime courage and terrible deprivation. And for three generations of the Tremain family the papers turn their lives upside down: her grandfather Fred, the country doctor who married Martha; Anna, the difficult, determined older child who is Lucy's mother; and Barnaby, her benevolent, indulgent uncle.

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