The Quickening Pulse

Author: David James Brindley

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340234945

Category: Readers

Page: 128

View: 8606

A popular anthology of contemporary short stories by famous writers including D.J. Brindley, John Wain, James Thurber, Doris Lessing and Roald Dahl.
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Ray Bradbury

The Life of Fiction

Author: Jonathan R. Eller,Ray Bradbury,William F. Touponce,Kent State University Press

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873387798

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 570

View: 8369

Details each of Bradbury's writings from initial draft through various editions, providing sample pages showing Bradbury's drafts and revisions and side-by-side sections of novels and short stories that compare the way Bradbury's work appeared in different published sources.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Leonard Bloomfield: Biographical sketches

Author: John G. Fought

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415174473

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 6859

This set reprints key journal articles originally published between 1915 and 1995, and covers all of the major assessments of Bloomfield's work.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Urban Lifeworld

Formation Perception Representation

Author: Peter Madsen,Richard Plunz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113456774X

Category: Architecture

Page: 400

View: 4302

Urban conditions are crucial to our experience of modernity, and, as reflected by art, literature and popular culture, have influenced contemporary ideas of what urban life is about. The Urban Lifeworld contributes to our understanding of the cultural role of cities by offering new insight into the analysis of urban experience. Two exceptional cities, New York and Copenhagen, are the focus of this exploration of cultural representations of urban life, which investigates the contrasts between perceptions and formation of the urban lifeworld. Integrating sociological, aesthetic and anthropological approaches to urban questions, this collection of essays presents a new vision of the cityscape which will enrich both academic debate and public life.
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Adventure Tales #4

The Magazine of Pulp Adventure Fiction

Author: Seabury Quinn,E. Hoffmann Price

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434437450

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

View: 6796

Adventure Tales salutes classic Weird Tales authors, including Robert E. Howard, Seabury Quinn, E. Hoffmann Price, John D. Swain, Edwin Baird, and many more!
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Magical Journey

An Apprenticeship in Contentment

Author: Katrina Kenison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455518042

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 3264

"No longer indispensable, no longer assured of our old carefully crafted identities, no longer beautiful in the way we were at twenty or thirty or forty, we are hungry and searching nonetheless." From the author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day, this intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, "Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?" With the candor and warmth that have endeared her to readers, Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time: the death of a dear friend, children leaving home, recognition of her own physical vulnerability, and surprising shifts in her marriage. She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon. More a spiritual journey than a physical one, Kenison's beautifully crafted exploration begins and ends with a home, a life, a marriage. But this metamorphosis proves as demanding as any trek or pilgrimage to distant lands-it will guide and inspire every woman who finds herself asking "What now?"
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Your Face Tomorrow: Fever and Spear

Author: Javier Marías

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811223892

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7211

A daring masterwork by Javier Marias: "Spain's most subtle and gifted writer." (The Boston Globe) Part spy novel, part romance, part Henry James, Your Face Tomorrow is a wholly remarkable display of the immense gifts of Javier Marias. With Fever and Spear, Volume One of his unfolding novel Your Face Tomorrow, he returns us to the rarified world of Oxford (the delightful setting of All Souls and Dark Back of Time), while introducing us to territory entirely new--espionage. Our hero, Jaime Deza, separated from his wife in Madrid, is a bit adrift in London until his old friend Sir Peter Wheeler—retired Oxford don and semi-retired master spy—recruits him for a new career in British Intelligence. Deza possesses a rare gift for seeing behind the masks people wear. He is soon observing interviews conducted by Her Majesty's secret service: variously shady international businessmen one day, would-be coup leaders the next. Seductively, this metaphysical thriller explores past, present, and future in the ever-more-perilous 21st century. This compelling and enigmatic tour de force from one of Europe's greatest writers continues with Volume Two, Dance and Dream.
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Acquired: The CEO's Small-Town Bride

Author: Catherine Mann

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459205618

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9471

The people of Vista del Mar were about to pay. Now that Rafe Cameron had made his fortune, he was out to settle old debts. Except he hadn't counted on running into Sarah Richards—his feisty ex-flame who was determined to put an end to his feud with their hometown. Secretly amused that Sarah had turned into such a do-gooder, Rafe allowed himself to consider her pleas. But nothing, not even the thawing of his own frozen heart, would make this CEO amend his plans. Until one revelation changed everything.
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The Return of John Macnab

Author: Andrew Greig

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178206270X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8959

'Highly Engaging' - Sunday Herald 'You could easily make a case that Andrew Greig has the greatest range of any living Scottish writer' - Scotsman The wager To poach a salmon, grouse and a deer from three Royal Estates. The challengers Three men in a mid-life crisis who should know better. The wild card A flirtatious female journalist who won't take no for an answer. Striding over the Scottish Highlands with a poet's eye on the wilderness and a firm grip on the adventure, Andrew Greig re-imagines John Buchan's classic novel with a little less tweed, a little more sex, and just the right measure of whisky.
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Prime Time

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446549282

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5671

More than anything else, cable TV reporter Andrea Malone wanted a network job. And it could be hers if she gained a coveted interview with the aging General Ratiff -- especially if she uncovered the secret that drove him into seclusion at his Texas ranch. One obstacle was Lyon Ratiff, the general's watchdog of a son. Andrea had a plan, but had no way of knowing how Lyon's unexpected, undeniable effect on her would change everything, how they both would face a storm of suspicion and betrayal -- and how Andrea Malone would have to choose between the ruthless demands of her profession and the equally strong dictates of the heart.
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Your Face Tomorrow

Fever and Spear

Author: Javier Marías

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811217279

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

View: 7265

A daring masterwork by Javier Marias: "Spain's most subtle and gifted writer." (The Boston Globe)
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Five Gentlemen of Japan

The Portrait of a Nation's Character

Author: Frank Gibney

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462913334

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 398

View: 8345

A newspaperman, an ex-Navy vice-admiral, a steel worker, a farmer, and the 124th Emperor of Japan himself--these are the fascinating heroes of Gibney's brilliant book about modern Japan. Strongly individual, every one of them, the five yet share the common inheritance of Japan's precocious but unstable past. Through their lives and attitudes, Gibney gives us an invaluable analysis of this new sovereign nation so suddenly thrown into the world's power conflicts. He helps us understand the historical and social forces which make Japan what she is today--the old contracts and loyalties from which each of the Five Gentlemen is struggling to break away from his country. Their courageous efforts to weld a new Japan from the remains of the old society, and to come to terms with the present, are as exciting as it is important.
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The Velvet Lounge

On Late Chicago Jazz

Author: Gerald Majer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510128

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 7288

Troubled urban neighborhoods and jazz-club havens were the backdrop of Gerald Majer's life growing up in sixties and seventies Chicago. The Velvet Lounge, an original hybrid of memoir, biography, and musical description, reflects this history and pursues a sustained meditation on jazz along with a probing exploration of race and class and how they defined the material and psychic divides of a city. With the instrument of a supple, lyrical prose style, Majer elaborates the book's themes through literary and intellectual forays as carefully constructed and as passionately articulated as a jazz master's solo. Throughout the work, issues of identity and culture, art and politics achieve a rare immediacy, as does the music itself. In portraits of Jimmy Smith, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Sun Ra, and others, Gerald Majer conveys the drama and artistry of their music as well as the personal hardships many of them endured. Vivid descriptions and telling historical anecdotes explore the music's richness through a variety of political, social, and philosophical contexts. The Velvet Lounge, named after the famous Chicago club, is also one of the few works to consider the music of such avant-garde jazz musicians as Fred Anderson, Andrew Hill, and Roscoe Mitchell. In doing so, Majer builds a bridge from the traditionalist view of jazz to the world of contemporary innovators, casts a new light on the music and its makers, and traces connections between jazz art and postmodernist thought. Present throughout Majer's spirited encounters with the worlds of jazz is Majer himself. We hear and appreciate the music through his individual sensibilities and experiences. Majer recounts growing up in racially divided Chicago—his trips to the famed Maxwell Street market, his wanderings among its legendary jazz clubs, his riding the El, and his working in a jukebox factory. We witness his awakening to the music at a crossroads of the intimately personal and the intellectually provocative.
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Limits of Horror

Technology, bodies, Gothic

Author: Fred Botting

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847797164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 3731

Horror isn't what it used to be. Nor are its Gothic avatars. The meaning of monsters, vampires and ghosts has changed significantly over the last two hundred years, as have the mechanisms (from fiction to fantasmagoria, film and video games) through which they are produced and consumed. Limits of horror, moving from gothic to cybergothic, through technological modernity and across a range of literary, cinematic and popular cultural texts, critically examines these changes and the questions they pose for understanding contemporary culture and subjectivity. Re-examining key concepts such as the uncanny, the sublime, terror, shock and abjection in terms of their bodily and technological implications, this book advances current critical and theoretical debates on Gothic horror to propose a new theory of cultural production based on an extensive discussion of Freud's idea of the death drive. Limits of horror will appeal to students and academics in Literature, Film, Media and Cultural Studies and Cultural Theory.
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NYC Angels: Heiress's Baby Scandal

Author: Janice Lynn

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460307542

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2104

The socialite and the Texan doc—is this for real? After gossip headlines announce that reluctant socialite Eleanor Aston is in a "relationship" with smooth-talking Texan Tyler Donaldson, for one glorious night this fake fling becomes fact, not fiction! Devoted nurse Eleanor knows she's in over her head with neonatal doc Ty—and that's before the paparazzi discover her baby bombshell!
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Samlee's Daughter

A Novel

Author: Vivek Iyer

Publisher: Polyglot Publications London

ISBN: 0955062802


Page: 400

View: 6673

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Gardening Companion

Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840222692

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 5181

Gertrude Jekyll grew up wanting to be a painter. But, she turned to gardening instead, where her love of plants, allied to her eye for colour and for the architectural 'structure' of a garden, produced a revolution in 20th-century garden design. This is a posthumous collection of her notes and articles written over a period of nearly forty years.
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