The New World

A Novel

Author: Chris Adrian,Eli Horowitz

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374712220

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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An innovative story of love, decapitation, cryogenics, and memory by two of our most creative literary minds Jorie has just received some terrible news. A phone full of missed calls and sympathetic text messages seem to indicate that her husband, Jim, a chaplain at the hospital where she works as a surgeon, is dead. Only, not quite—rather, his head has been removed from his body and cryogenically frozen. Jim awakes to find himself in an altogether unique situation, to say the least: his body gone but his consciousness alive, his only companion a mysterious, disembodied voice. In this surreal and unexpectedly moving work, Chris Adrian and Eli Horowitz spin a tale of loss and adjustment, death and reawakening. Simultaneously fabulist and achingly human, The New World finds Jorie grieving the husband she knew while Jim wrestles with the meaning of life after death. Conceived in collaboration with Atavist Books, The New World interrogates love and loss in the digital era.
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Avengers of the New World

The Story of the Haitian Revolution

Author: Laurent DUBOIS,Laurent Dubois

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674034368

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2147

Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory.
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Tales of the New World

Author: Sabina Murray

Publisher: Black Cat

ISBN: 0802170838

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 1682

A latest collection of 10 high-seas and "dark continent" adventures by the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author of The Caprices is inspired by the ambitions and controversies surrounding some of history's most intrepid pioneers, including Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco Núñez de Balboa and Zimri Coffin. Original.
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Children of the New World

Stories

Author: Alexander Weinstein

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250098998

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6715

AN EXTRAORDINARILY RESONANT AND PROPHETIC COLLECTION OF SPECULATIVE SHORT FICTION FOR OUR TECH-SAVVY ERA BY DEBUT AUTHOR ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN Children of the New World introduces readers to a near-future world of social media implants, memory manufacturers, dangerously immersive virtual reality games, and alarmingly intuitive robots. Many of these characters live in a utopian future of instant connection and technological gratification that belies an unbridgeable human distance, while others inhabit a post-collapse landscape made primitive by disaster, which they must work to rebuild as we once did millennia ago. In “The Cartographers,” the main character works for a company that creates and sells virtual memories, while struggling to maintain a real-world relationship sabotaged by an addiction to his own creations. In “Saying Goodbye to Yang,” the robotic brother of an adopted Chinese child malfunctions, and only in his absence does the family realize how real a son he has become. Children of the New World grapples with our unease in this modern world and how our ever-growing dependence on new technologies has changed the shape of our society. Alexander Weinstein is a visionary new voice in speculative fiction for all of us who are fascinated by and terrified of what we might find on the horizon.
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Exploring the New World

An Interactive History Adventure

Author: Melody Herr

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429613572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2214

"Describes the exploration of North America in the times of explorers Christopher Columbus, Francisco Vâazquez de Coronado, and Sieur de La Salle. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from Columbus' voyage in 1492, Coronado's 1540 expedition, and Sieur de La Salle's expedition down the Mississippi River in 1682"--Provided by publisher.
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Children of the New World

A Novel of the Algerian War

Author: Assia Djebar

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 9781558616387

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2384

A compelling war novel, as seen by women, sheds light on the current Iraq conflict.
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Rhetoric in the New World

Rhetorical Theory and Practice in Colonial Spanish America

Author: Don Paul Abbott

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570030857

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 135

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In Rhetoric in the New World, Abbott shows that when the literate culture of the Old World confronted the oral culture of the New, rhetoricians faced issues unanticipated by their classical predecessors and for which European experiences offered few insights. Abbott's study begins with an examination of the Spanish rhetorical tradition - a tradition that would affect many aspects of the colonial enterprise, including the campaign to Christianize the New World, the European perceptions of indigenous discourse, and the effort to transplant humanistic educational institutions to Spain's two great colonies, Mexico and Peru. Abbott reconstructs rhetoric's role in Spain's American empire, describing the colonies as the site of extraordinary conflicts between cultures, traditions, religions, and languages. According to Abbott, never before had rhetoric been required to confront peoples and places so apparently alien to its ancient Mediterranean origins. Abbott contends that these conflicts infused colonial rhetoric with an urgency and intricacy often surpassing the academic contentiousness of European humanism. Abbott reveals the uniquely American rhetoric produced by this co-mingling of Old and New World rhetorical traditions through case studies of such major colonial rhetoricians as Bernardino de Sahagun, Diego Valades, Bartolome de las Casas, Jose de Acosta, El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Jose de Arriaga.
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The New World of Words

Or, Universal English Dictionary. Containing an Account of the Original Or Proper Sense, and Various Significations of All Hard Words Derived from Other Languages, ... Together with a Brief ... Explication of All Terms Relating Toany of the Arts and Sciences, ... To which is Added, the Interpretation of Proper Names of Men and Women, ...

Author: John Kersey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 711

View: 7281

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The New World

An Epic Poem

Author: Frederick Turner

Publisher: Ilium Press

ISBN: 0983300208

Category: Fiction

Page: 241

View: 1713

Set four hundred years in the future, Frederick Turner's epic poem, The New World, celebrates American culture in A.D. 2376. As the book opens, the nation-state has been fragmented and replaced by new political forms: the Riots, violent anarchistic matriarchies, whose members are addicted to psychedelic joyjuice; the Burbs, populations descended from the old middle classes and now slaves to the Riots; the Mad Counties, religious theocracies dominated by fanatical fundamentalists; and the Free Counties, Jeffersonian democracies where arts and sciences flourish. Within this setting, Turner's epic tells the story of a tragic family feud involving Ruth Jefferson, daughter of the political leader, Shaker McCloud; Antony Manse, a handsome aristocrat; Ruth's half-brother, the ambitious Simon Raven McCloud, who is under the influence of his grandmother, the witch Faith Raven; and the hero, James George Quincy. When banished from the Free Counties, the vengeful Simon Raven transforms himself into a messianic figure who inspires a league of Mad Counties to launch a holy war to annihilate the Free Counties. Turner's epic calls for a cultural commitment to transcend the contemporary choice between blind faith and hedonistic relativism. This bold work challenges many conventional assumptions about modern poetry and its relationship to other literary forms and the culture at large. Praise for Frederick Turner "This is a grand, glowing poem.... A thousand bravos " - James Merrill, Pulitzer Prize winning poet "The New World may be the first straight-forward heroic epic since Tennyson that really works. Turner's stroke of genius was to place the story in the future and tell it in a science-fiction mode. Suddenly all the epic formulas become not only permissible again but credible." - Dana Gioia "What astonishes me most is the way this poem builds and builds. To begin with, I was taking note of particular things that I found thrilling or delightful, but the deeper I got into the narrative, the more sustained the richness of it as a whole, and the seamless coherence of the tragic horror with the joyousness that I see as its central meaning. The poem inspires us to go back to the epics of the past, whose roots it shows us to be so much alive after all." - Amy Clampitt "If the use of epic poetry is to be more than a conceit, it has to be in the service of a tale for which it is better suited than the novel.... The epic poem] has historically enjoyed a greater ability to convey a culture's character and spirit through language. Turner uses the strengths of the epic form to good effect.... The New World is an ambitious work and Turner pulls off what he set out to accomplish: He's written good science fiction while creating and presenting a possible future in a way that a novel could not have accomplished. It's good poetry, too." - Dani Zweig "Myth, religious parable, and science fiction are genetically recombined into lyrical new forms of being. Turner has taken up the most ancient challenges of the poet, delivering work as intellectually charged as formally challenging." - Paul Lake "Frederick Turner comes across in his poems as a man of impressively broad experience, intellectual brilliance, and originality. His vocabulary alone is a tour de force. He's at his best when he unleashes his extraordinary powers of observation." - Richard Tillinghast
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First Stop in the New World

Author: David Lida

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440631646

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 9813

The definitive book on Mexico City: a vibrant, seductive, and paradoxical metropolis-the second-biggest city in the world, and a vision of our urban future. First Stop in the New World is a street-level panorama of Mexico City, the largest metropolis in the western hemisphere and the cultural capital of the Spanish-speaking world. Journalist David Lida expertly captures the kaleidoscopic nature of life in a city defined by pleasure and danger, ecstatic joy and appalling tragedy-hanging in limbo between the developed and underdeveloped worlds. With this literary-journalist account, he establishes himself as the ultimate chronicler of this bustling megalopolis at a key moment in its-and our-history.
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Encounters in the New World

A History in Documents

Author: Associate Professor of History and American Studies Jill Lepore,Jill Lepore

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613573566

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 175

View: 1962

Jill Lepore, winner of the distinguished Bancroft Prize for history, brings to life in exciting, first-person detail some of the earliest events in American history. Pages From History.
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The New World

Extra series

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 7658

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The Singing of the New World

Indigenous Voice in the Era of European Contact

Author: Gary Tomlinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521873916

Category: Music

Page: 220

View: 2011

A study into indigenous music-making in New World societies, including the Aztecs and the Incas.
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Africa and the New World Era

From Humanitarianism to a Strategic View

Author: J. Mangala

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230117309

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 7943

Over the last decade, there has been a shift toward a strategic view of Africa. China and the US import much of their oil from Africa which is clearly emerging on the world stage as a strategic player. Africa and the New World Era probes the importance and significance of this shift and its implications for Africa's international relations.
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Marvelous Possessions

The Wonder of the New World

Author: Stephen Greenblatt

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226306575

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 1648

Marvelous Possessions is a study of the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World. In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was cunningly yoked by Columbus and others to the service of colonial appropriation. He argues that the traditional symbolic actions and legal rituals through which European sovereignty was asserted were strained to the breaking point by the unprecedented nature of the discovery of the New World. But the book also shows that the experience of the marvelous is not necessarily an agent of empire: in writers as different as Herodotus, Jean de Léry, and Montaigne—and notably in Mandeville's Travels, the most popular travel book of the Middle Ages—wonder is a sign of a remarkably tolerant recognition of cultural difference. Marvelous Possession is not only a collection of the odd and exotic through which Stephen Greenblatt powerfully conveys a sense of the marvelous, but also a highly original extension of his thinking on a subject that has occupied him throughout his career. The book reaches back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the present to ask how it is possible, in a time of disorientation, hatred of the other, and possessiveness, to keep the capacity for wonder from being poisoned? "A marvellous book. It is also a compelling and a powerful one. Nothing so original has ever been written on European responses to 'The wonder of the New World.'"—Anthony Pagden, Times Literary Supplement "By far the most intellectually gripping and penetrating discussion of the relationship between intruders and natives is provided by Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous Possessions."—Simon Schama, The New Republic "For the most engaging and illuminating perspective of all, read Marvelous Possessions."—Laura Shapiro, Newsweek
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The Dispute of the New World

Author: Antonello Gerbi

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973829

Category: History

Page: 719

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When Hegel described the Americas as an inferior continent, he was repeating a contention that inspired one of the most passionate debates of modern times. Originally formulated by the eminent natural scientist Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon and expanded by the Prussian encyclopedist Cornelius de Pauw, this provocative thesis drew heated responses from politicians, philosophers, publicists, and patriots on both sides of the Atlantic. The ensuing polemic reached its apex in the latter decades of the eighteenth century and is far from extinct today. Translated in 1973, The Dispute of the New World is the definitive study of this debate. Antonello Gerbi scrutinizes each contribution to the debate, unravels the complex arguments, and reveals their inner motivations. As the story of the polemic unfolds, moving through many disciplines that include biology, economics, anthropology, theology, geophysics, and poetry, it becomes clear that the subject at issue is nothing less than the totality of the Old World versus the New, and how each viewed the other at a vital turning point in history.
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The Devil in the New World

The Impact of Diabolism in New Spain

Author: Fernando Cervantes

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300068894

Category: History

Page: 182

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Until the end of the eighteenth century, missionaries to the New World agreed that diabolism lay at the heart of the Native American belief system and at the root of their own failure to establish a church purged of Satan and pagan superstition. The Devil mattered, and he occupied a central place in discussions of all non-Christian religious systems and in the bitter disputes over how to combat them. In this elegant and sensitive analysis, Fernando Cervantes gives the Devil his due, illuminating a neglected aspect of the European encounter with America and setting the full history of the spiritual conquest in a rich and original context. He reveals how Native Americans reinterpreted the view of Christianity presented to them, how they refused to see the world as the missionaries saw it. Drawing on archival sources, he brings into clear focus the complex, often bewildering, and sometimes tragic clash between a theology that posited the existence of competing forces and one that insisted that all deities were multiform beings within which good and evil coexisted.He deals in compelling and persuasive detail with the social history of the interaction between the two cultures, explaining not only the impact of European ideas upon the New World but the influence of diabolism on the ideology of the Old. And he provides a subtle account of the role of diabolism in the emerging baroque culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that strikingly challenges conventional explanations of the growth of skepticism in the period.
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American Holocaust

The Conquest of the New World

Author: David E. Stannard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195085570

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 4045

This controversial treatise focuses on the social and cultural issues involved in the invasion of the Americas by European nations. It describes the suppression or extermination of native cultures, and focuses on the cultural and ideological principles behind the colonization efforts.
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In the New World

The Making of a Korean American

Author: Peter Hyun

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824816483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 5232

In 1924 seventeen-year-old Peter Hyun arrived in Hawaii with three younger siblings, leaving behind family and friends in Japanese-occupied Seoul and the Korean community of exiles in Shanghai. The early chapters of this spirited autobiographical account, the sequel to Man Sei , recount Hyun's life as a young Korean coming of age in Hawaii and as a college student studying philosophy and theatre arts in Indiana. After college, Hyun moved to New York and in 1930 began working as an assistant stage manager with Eva LeGallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre. He later went on to direct theatre companies in New York, Massachusetts, California, and Montreal. As Hyun was one of only a handful of minorities working in the avant garde theatre in the 1930s and 1940s, his account contributes to our understanding of the place of Asians in art outside the mainstream. He also provides a personal perspective on key periods in American race relations, particularly during World War II and the Korean War. In the New World celebrates a rich life full of diversity. Throughout his life, Hyun believed that the making of a Korean American was essentially a cultural marriage - a marriage often requiring a lengthy and difficult engagement to succeed. In the New World is the story of Hyun's engagement, with all its triumphs and misfortunes, told with candor and wit. Peter Hyun died in 1993 at the age of eighty-seven.
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Music in the New World

Author: Charles Hamm

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393951936

Category: Music

Page: 722

View: 4260

The present book is both a history of music in America and a history of American music.
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