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Julian Barnes from the Margins

Julian Barnes from the Margins [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1350125032
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Julian Barnes from the Margins by Book Resume:

Exploring the archives of the Man Booker prize-winning novelist Julian Barnes – including notebooks, drafts, typescripts and publishing correspondence – this book is an extraordinary in-depth study of the creative practice of a major contemporary novelist. In Julian Barnes from the Margins, Vanessa Guignery charts the genesis and publication history of all of Barnes's major novels, from his debut with Metroland, through Flaubert's Parrot and A History of the World in 10 1⁄2 Chapters to The Sense of an Ending.

Our Kind of Movie

Our Kind of Movie [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262315262
Author: Douglas Crimp
Publisher: MIT Press
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Our Kind of Movie by Douglas Crimp Book Resume:

A celebrated writer on contemporary art and queer culture argues that Andy Warhol's films enable us to see differently, and to see a different world. “We didn't think of our movies as underground or commercial or art or porn; they were a little of all of those, but ultimately they were just 'our kind of movie.'” —Andy Warhol Andy Warhol was a remarkably prolific filmmaker, creating more than 100 movies and nearly 500 of the film portraits known as Screen Tests. And yet relatively little has been written about this body of work. Warhol withdrew his films from circulation in the early 1970s and it was only after his death in 1987 that they began to be restored and shown again. With Our Kind of Movie Douglas Crimp offers the first single-authored book about the full range of Andy Warhol's films in forty years—and the first since the films were put back into circulation. In six essays, Crimp examines individual films, including Blow Job, Screen Test No. 2, and Warhol's cinematic masterpiece The Chelsea Girls (perhaps the most commercially successful avant-garde film of all time), as well as groups of films related thematically or otherwise—films of seductions in confined places, films with scenarios by Ridiculous Theater playwright Ronald Tavel. Crimp argues that Warhol's films make visible new, queer forms of sociality. Crimp does not view these films as cinéma-vérité documents of Warhol's milieu, or as camera-abetted voyeurism, but rather as exemplifying Warhol's inventive cinema techniques, his collaborative working methods, and his superstars' unique capabilities. Thus, if Warhol makes visible new social relations, Crimp writes, that visibility is inextricable from his making a new kind of cinema. In Our Kind of Movie Crimp shows how Warhol's films allow us to see against the grain—to see differently and to see a different world, a world of difference.

Remember Death

Remember Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1433560569
Author: Matthew McCullough
Publisher: Crossway
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Remember Death by Matthew McCullough Book Resume:

Life-expectancy worldwide is twice what it was a hundred years ago. And because of modern medicine, many of us don’t often see death up close. That makes it easy to live as if death is someone else’s problem. It isn’t. Ignoring the certainty of death doesn’t protect us from feeling its effects throughout the lives we’re living now. But this avoidance can hold us back from experiencing the powerful, everyday relevance of Jesus’s promises to us. So long as death remains remote and unreal, Jesus’s promises will too. But honesty about death brings hope to life. That’s the ironic claim at the heart of this book. Cultivating “death-awareness” helps us bring the promises of Jesus from the hazy clouds of some other world into the everyday problems of our world—where they belong.

Cultural Apologetics

Cultural Apologetics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0310530504
Author: Paul M. Gould
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
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Cultural Apologetics by Paul M. Gould Book Resume:

The post-Christian world we inhabit today presents us with a mundane and disenchanted view of reality. Under the sway of materialism and science, we have been left with a way of seeing, thinking, and living that has no place for beauty and wonder. We now live in a world bereft of magic and mystery. Many--including many Christians--no longer perceive the world in its proper light. As a result, the Christian imagination is muted. Moreover, the church has grown anti-intellectual and sensate, out of touch with the relevancy of Jesus and how to relate the gospel to all aspects of contemporary life. As a result, the Christian voice is muted. In this age Christian wholeness remains elusive, blunting the church's ability to present a winsome and compelling witness for faith. As a result, the Christian conscience is muted. Cultural Apologetics addresses this malaise by setting forth a fresh model for cultural engagement, rooted in the biblical account of Paul's speech on Mars Hill, which details practical steps for reestablishing the Christian voice, conscience, and imagination. Readers will be equipped to see, and help others see, the world as it is--deeply beautiful, mysterious, and sacred. With creative insights, Cultural Apologetics prepares readers to share a vision of the Christian faith that is both plausible and desirable, offering clarity for those who have become disoriented in the haze of modern Western culture.

Musings on Mortality

Musings on Mortality [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022607093X
Author: Victor Brombert
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Musings on Mortality by Victor Brombert Book Resume:

“All art and the love of art,” Victor Brombert writes at the beginning of the deeply personal Musings on Mortality, “allow us to negate our nothingness.” As a young man returning from World War II, Brombert came to understand this truth as he immersed himself in literature. Death can be found everywhere in literature, he saw, but literature itself is on the side of life. With delicacy and penetrating insight, Brombert traces the theme of mortality in the work of a group of authors who wrote during the past century and a half, teasing out and comparing their views of death as they emerged from vastly different cultural contexts. Leo Tolstoy, Thomas Mann, Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Albert Camus, Giorgio Bassani, J. M. Coetzee, and Primo Levi—these are the writers whose works Brombert plumbs, illuminating their views on the meaning of life and the human condition. But there is more to their work, he shows, than a pervasive interest in mortality: they wrote not only of physical death but also of the threat of moral and spiritual death—and as the twentieth century progressed, they increasingly reflected on the traumatic events of their times and the growing sense of a collective historical tragedy. He probes the individual struggle with death, for example, through Tolstoy’s Ivan Ilych and Mann’s Aschenbach, while he explores the destruction of whole civilizations in Bassani, Camus, and Primo Levi. For Kafka and Woolf, writing seems to hold the promise of salvation, though that promise is seen as ambiguous and even deceptive, while Coetzee, writing about violence and apartheid South Africa, is deeply concerned with a sense of disgrace. Throughout the book, Brombert roots these writers’ reflections in philosophical meditations on mortality. Ultimately, he reveals that by understanding how these authors wrote about mortality, we can grasp the full scope of their literary achievement and vision. Drawing deeply from the well of Brombert’s own experience, Musings on Mortality is more than mere literary criticism: it is a moving and elegant book for all to learn and live by.

An Accented Cinema

An Accented Cinema [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0691186219
Author: Hamid Naficy
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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An Accented Cinema by Hamid Naficy Book Resume:

In An Accented Cinema, Hamid Naficy offers an engaging overview of an important trend--the filmmaking of postcolonial, Third World, and other displaced individuals living in the West. How their personal experiences of exile or diaspora translate into cinema is a key focus of Naficy's work. Although the experience of expatriation varies greatly from one person to the next, the films themselves exhibit stylistic similarities, from their open- and closed-form aesthetics to their nostalgic and memory-driven multilingual narratives, and from their emphasis on political agency to their concern with identity and transgression of identity. The author explores such features while considering the specific histories of individuals and groups that engender divergent experiences, institutions, and modes of cultural production and consumption. Treating creativity as a social practice, he demonstrates that the films are in dialogue not only with the home and host societies but also with audiences, many of whom are also situated astride cultures and whose desires and fears the filmmakers wish to express. Comparing these films to Hollywood films, Naficy calls them "accented." Their accent results from the displacement of the filmmakers, their alternative production modes, and their style. Accented cinema is an emerging genre, one that requires new sets of viewing skills on the part of audiences. Its significance continues to grow in terms of output, stylistic variety, cultural diversity, and social impact. This book offers the first comprehensive and global coverage of this genre while presenting a framework in which to understand its intricacies.

The Scene of Foreplay

The Scene of Foreplay [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0810135248
Author: Giulia Palladini
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
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The Scene of Foreplay by Giulia Palladini Book Resume:

The Scene of Foreplay: Theater, Labor, and Leisure in 1960s New York suggests "foreplay" as a theoretical framework for understanding a particular mode of performance production. That mode exists outside of predetermined structures of recognition in terms of professionalism, artistic achievement, and a logic of eventfulness. Foreplay denotes a peculiar way of working and inhabiting time in performance. It is recognized as emblematic of a constellation of artists in the 1960s New York scene, including Ellen Stewart, John Vaccaro, Ruby Lynn Reyner, Jackie Curtis, Andy Warhol, Tom Eyen, Jack Smith, and Penny Arcade. Matching an original approach to historical materials and theoretical reflection, Palladini addresses the peculiar forms of production, reproduction, and consumption developed in the 1960s as labors of love, creating for artists a condition of “preliminarity” toward professional work and also functioning as a counterforce within productive economy, as a prelude where value is not yet assigned to labor. The Scene of Foreplay proposes that such labors of love can be considered both as paradigmatic for contemporary forms of precarious labor and also resonating with echoes from marginal histories of the performing arts, in a nonlinear genealogy of queer resistance to ideas of capitalist productivity and professionalism. The book offers much for those interested in performance theory as well asin the history of theater and performance arts in the 1960s.

Seriously God?

Seriously God? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1449740251
Author: Jenny Smith
Publisher: WestBow Press
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Seriously God? by Jenny Smith Book Resume:

Our house was going into foreclosure, we were moving into a rental house, and God didnt seem to care. We had thought he would come through. He didnt. Jennys family faced foreclosure, job loss, the anxiety of no health insurance, and having to learn adapt to a different income bracket, like so many other families. Seriously, God? is not just a book title but the question our hearts are struggling with in these uncertain times. Join Jenny as she shares her journey of discovering who Jesus said he is and the impact this knowledge had on the early church. Believers like us, who were on a roller coaster that jerked them around and pushed them to dizzying heights, only to plunge them to the depths, over and over that's what this journey is about, a depth of relationship with God that, even as we stand smack-dab in the middle of life, we have a faith that stays steady and strong!

The Big One

The Big One [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0802199992
Author: David Kinney
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
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The Big One by David Kinney Book Resume:

“The Big One is to competitive fishing what Friday Night Lights was to high school football.” —News & Record (Greensboro) A Forbes Best Sports Book of the Year Published to rave reviews in hardcover and purchased by DreamWorks in a major film deal, The Big One is a spellbinding and richly atmospheric work by a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist. Here is the story of a community—Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts—and a sporting event—the island’s legendary Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby—that is rendered with the same depth, color, and emotional power of the best fiction. Among the characters, we meet: Dick Hathaway, a crotchety legend who once caught a bluefish from a helicopter and was ultimately banned for cheating; Janet Messineo, a recovering alcoholic who says that striped bass saved her life; Buddy Vanderhoop, a boastful Native American charter captain who guides celebrity anglers like Keith Richards and Spike Lee; and Wyatt Jenkinson, a nine-year-old fishing fanatic whose mother is battling brain cancer. At the center of it all is five-time winner Lev Wlodyka, a cagey local whose next fish will spark a storm of controversy and throw the tournament into turmoil. “The Big One is a rollicking true story of a grand American obsession. You don’t have to be a fisherman to relish David Kinney’s marvelous account of the annual striper madness on Martha’s Vineyard, or his unforgettable portraits of the possessed. It’s a fine piece of journalism, rich with color and suspense.” —Carl Hiaasen, New York Times–bestselling author

Nothing to be Frightened Of

Nothing to be Frightened Of [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307368440
Author: Julian Barnes
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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Nothing to be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes Book Resume:

"I don’t believe in God, but I miss him." So begins Julian Barnes’s brilliant new book that is, among many things, a family memoir, an exchange with his brother (a philosopher), a meditation on mortality and the fear of death, a celebration of art, an argument with and about God, and a homage to the writer Jules Renard. Barnes also draws poignant portraits of the last days of his parents, recalled with great detail, affection and exasperation. Other examples he takes up include writers, "most of them dead and quite a few of them French," as well as some composers, for good measure. The grace with which Barnes weaves together all of these threads makes the experience of reading the book nothing less than exhilarating. Although he cautions us that "this is not my autobiography," the book nonetheless reveals much about Barnes the man and the novelist: how he thinks and how he writes and how he lives. At once deadly serious and dazzlingly playful, Nothing to Be Frightened Of is a wise, funny and constantly surprising tour of the human condition.

In Black and Gold

In Black and Gold [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9789051836608
Author: C. C. Barfoot
Publisher: Rodopi
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In Black and Gold by C. C. Barfoot Book Resume:

In Black and Gold indicates that opposed styles of poetry reveal subterranean correspondences that occasionally meet and run together. Austerity or tomfoolery are two of the many valid responses to the human condition that create the contiguous traditions that cannot help touching and reacting to each other. The poetry discussed in this book deals with the relation of individuals to strange or to familiar landscapes, and what this means to their own sense of displacement or rootedness; with the use of history as an escape from or as a challenge to an apparently failing present; and with the role of nationalism either as a refuge for angry frustration, or as a weapon against the affronting world, or as an ambivalent loyalty that needs to be scoured, or as all three. Here we find poetry as a means of discovering true or false allegiances and valid or invalid public and private identities; poetry as a medium for exploring the uses of the demotic in confronting the breakdowns and injustices of modern democracy; poetry as play in the midst of private and public woe; poetry as a spiritual quest, as a spiritual scourging, as a wrestling with spiritual absences; and poetry as an intermittent and sporadic commemoration of the triumphs and delights of epiphanic encounters with the physical world.


DreamTrek [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1480941050
Author: KB Schaller
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
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DreamTrek by KB Schaller Book Resume:

DreamTrek By: KB Schaller “A profoundly moving narrative… will remain in the head and heart long after the reader puts it down.” -Dennis Moore, Associate Editor, East County Magazine, San Diego “A complex web of intrigue that’s suspenseful and deftly plotted.” -Kirkus Reviews “Laced with danger… also hints of the sweet fragrance of redemption.” -Merle Temple, author, A Ghostly Shade of Pale and other novels Dina’s life is thrown into turmoil when the past comes back to haunt her. After believing for three years that her son was stillborn, strange events begin to hint that may not be the truth. Plagued by thoughts of what could be, Dina seeks to uncover the truth, putting everyone she loves, herself, and even her marriage in danger. In the final book of the Journey series, Dina attempts to discover what is a dream, what is a memory, and what is her reality, and she will have to ultimately decide what means the most to her—and what can be sacrificed.

How (Not) to Be Secular

How (Not) to Be Secular [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1467440612
Author: James K. A. Smith
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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How (Not) to Be Secular by James K. A. Smith Book Resume:

How (Not) to Be Secular is what Jamie Smith calls "your hitchhiker's guide to the present" -- it is both a reading guide to Charles Taylor's monumental work A Secular Age and philosophical guidance on how we might learn to live in our times. Taylor's landmark book A Secular Age (2007) provides a monumental, incisive analysis of what it means to live in the post-Christian present -- a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. Jamie Smith's book is a compact field guide to Taylor's insightful study of the secular, making that very significant but daunting work accessible to a wide array of readers. Even more, though, Smith's How (Not) to Be Secular is a practical philosophical guidebook, a kind of how-to manual on how to live in our secular age. It ultimately offers us an adventure in self-understanding and maps out a way to get our bearings in today's secular culture, no matter who "we" are -- whether believers or skeptics, devout or doubting, self-assured or puzzled and confused. This is a book for any thinking person to chew on.

Being and Relating in Psychotherapy

Being and Relating in Psychotherapy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1350305995
Author: Christine Driver,Stephen Crawford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Being and Relating in Psychotherapy by Christine Driver,Stephen Crawford Book Resume:

Clients who seek therapy often feel they are struggling with their whole being: their emotional, physical, relational and social selves. Understanding this is crucial to developing a successful therapeutic relationship. Using psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and existential ideas, this book explores topics fundamental to human living, such as love, generosity, shame, mortality and spirituality. It considers how these states of being can affect clients' lives and the important role they play in the relationship between the therapist and the client. Combining theory with clinical experience and practice, it provides trainee and practising therapists with a thought-provoking perspective that broadens and enriches thinking, reflection and understanding of their work. Drawing on original thought from a range of theorists including Bion, Buber, Freud, Heidegger, Irigaray, Jung, Klein and Winnicott, this book is an important contribution for students and practitioners in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy.

Keeping Place

Keeping Place [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0830892249
Author: Jen Pollock Michel
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
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Keeping Place by Jen Pollock Michel Book Resume:

Home is our most fundamental human longing. Jen Pollock Michel connects that desire with the story of the Bible, revealing a homemaking God with wide arms of welcome—and a church commissioned with this same work. Keeping Place offers hope to the wanderer, help to the stranded, and a new vision of what it means to live today longing for eternal home.

Ecclesiastes (Redesign)

Ecclesiastes (Redesign) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1433548917
Author: Philip Graham Ryken
Publisher: Crossway
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Ecclesiastes (Redesign) by Philip Graham Ryken Book Resume:

The book of Ecclesiastes is, above all else, unflinchingly honest. Whether wrestling with the tedium of work, the injustices of life, the ravages of age, or the inevitability of death, this enigmatic Old Testament book takes a hard look at the way the world really is. And yet, as Phil Ryken points out in this instructive commentary, Ecclesiastes wisely teaches people to trust God in the midst of such struggles. Written with pastors and Bible teachers in mind, this commentary will equip readers to better understand, explain, and apply the message of Ecclesiastes, highlighting the book’s enduring relevance as a testament to the ultimate duty of all people: fearing God and keeping his commandments. The Psalms is one of the most widely loved books of the Bible. A source of instruction for our prayers, inspiration for our songs, and consolation for our tears, these biblical poems resound with the whole spectrum of human emotion and teach us to hope in God each and every day. In the first volume of a three-part commentary on the Psalms, pastor James Johnston walks readers through chapters 1–44, offering exegetical and pastoral insights along the way. In an age that prizes authenticity, this resource will help anyone interested in studying, teaching, or preaching the Bible to truly engage with God in a life-changing and heart-shaping way. Part of the Preaching the Word series.

Urban Land Rent

Urban Land Rent [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 111882766X
Author: Anne Haila
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Urban Land Rent by Anne Haila Book Resume:

In Urban Land Rent, Anne Haila uses Singapore as a case study to develop an original theory of urban land rent with important implications for urban studies and urban theory. Provides a comprehensive analysis of land, rent theory, and the modern city Examines the question of land from a variety of perspectives: as a resource, ideologies, interventions in the land market, actors in the land market, the global scope of land markets, and investments in land Details the Asian development state model, historical and contemporary land regimes, public housing models, and the development industry for Singapore and several other cities Incorporates discussion of the modern real estate market, with reference to real estate investment trusts, sovereign wealth funds investing in real estate, and the fusion between sophisticated financial instruments and real estate

A Rent In A Cloud

A Rent In A Cloud [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Charles James Lever
Publisher: Good Press
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A Rent In A Cloud by Charles James Lever Book Resume:

"A Rent In A Cloud" by Charles James Lever. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

"Into All the World"

Author: Samuel Zwemer
Publisher: Solid Christian Books
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"Into All the World" by Samuel Zwemer Book Resume:

“His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 72:17-19) The Great Commission which JESUS CHRIST gave to His apostles was latent in the promises and prophecies regarding the Messiah found in the Old Testament.

The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging

The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137393564
Author: Geoffrey Scarre
Publisher: Springer
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The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging by Geoffrey Scarre Book Resume:

This comprehensive handbook presents the major philosophical perspectives on the nature, prospects, problems and social context of age and aging in an era of dramatically increasing life-expectancy. Drawing on the latest research in gerontology, medicine and the social sciences, its twenty-seven chapters examine our intuitions and common sense beliefs about the meaning of aging and explore topics such as the existential experience of old age, aging in different philosophical and religious traditions, the place of the elderly in contemporary society and the moral rights and responsibilities of the old. This book provides innovative and leading-edge research that will help to determine the parameters of the philosophy of aging for years to come. Key Features • Structured in four parts addressing the meaning, experience, ethics and future of aging • Comprehensive ethical coverage including of the retirement age, health-care for the elderly and the transhumanist life-extending project • Focused treatment of the dementia ‘epidemic’ and the philosophy of the mind and self The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging is an essential resource for scholars, researchers and advanced students in the philosophy of the self, moral and political philosophy, bioethics, phenomenology, narrative studies and philosophy of economics. It is also an ideal volume for researchers, advanced students and professionals in gerontology, health care, psychology, sociology and population studies.

Horace and Housman

Horace and Housman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137362928
Author: R. Gaskin
Publisher: Springer
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Horace and Housman by R. Gaskin Book Resume:

The lyric poems of Horace and Housman are two enigmatic bodies of work that have much in common, and a close reading of each poet's writings can illuminate the other's. This is the first book to provide a detailed, critical comparison between these two poets, and also the first to make use of Housman's unpublished lectures on Horace.

Rent-A-Girlfriend 6

Rent-A-Girlfriend 6 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1636991122
Author: Reiji Miyajima
Publisher: Kodansha America LLC
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Rent-A-Girlfriend 6 by Reiji Miyajima Book Resume:

At Mizuhara’s request, Kazuya agrees to go on a “practice date” with Sumi-chan, who’s trying to make it as a rental girlfriend despite her crippling shyness. It’s an opportunity for Sumi-chan to rehearse being social and build some confidence and earning power—or it’s supposed to be, until who should butt in but Mami-chan! And she has a bombshell to drop… A practice date quickly turns into an all-too-real battle!

Rent Boys

Rent Boys [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0773572937
Author: Michel Dorais
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Rent Boys by Michel Dorais Book Resume:

The original 2003 French version was praised for its depth of understanding and this English translation has been expanded to include a consideration of child prostitution, the involvement of organized crime, and the legalization of prostitution as well as references to the current international literature and additional contextualization for American, British, and Australian readers.

Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business

Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1413328032
Author: Janet Portman
Publisher: Nolo
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Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business by Janet Portman Book Resume:

Despite what you’ve been told, there is no standard lease You’ve heard it already: “This is our standard lease—sign it.” But often, you can negotiate what you need. And to do that, you’ll need insight into the rules. Armed with Negotiate the Best Lease for Your Business, you’ll find the advice and strategies you need when negotiating with an experienced landlord. This practical handbook explains how to: analyze your space needs find the ideal location understand the landlord’s rent calculations learn how to negotiate your tenant improvement allowance (TIA) make sense of common area maintenance allocation suggest alternatives to hefty security deposits allocate the responsibility and cost of fixing up your space avoid costly code compliance and clean-ups, and save your lease if you can’t live up to it now and then. The 4th edition provides the latest strategies for working with brokers and lawyers.

Rent-A-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend 1

Rent-A-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend 1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1636995802
Author: Reiji Miyajima
Publisher: Kodansha America LLC
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Rent-A-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend 1 by Reiji Miyajima Book Resume:

Sumi Sakurasawa is shy. Even simple things, like going for a donut with someone or calling out to a stranger that they’ve dropped something, paralyze her with fear. Her strategy? Become a “rent-a-girlfriend” and make some cash while she practices her people skills! But raising the stakes even higher might not be the foolproof solution she thought it was… And even worse, to keep the gig, she needs five-star reviews, and that means no freezing up or freaking out on a date… How is that even possible?!

An Economist in the Real World

An Economist in the Real World [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262331683
Author: Kaushik Basu
Publisher: MIT Press
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An Economist in the Real World by Kaushik Basu Book Resume:

An economist's perspective on the nuts and bolts of economic policymaking, based on his experience as the Chief Economic Adviser in India. In December 2009, the economist Kaushik Basu left the rarefied world of academic research for the nuts and bolts of policymaking. Appointed by the then Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, to be chief economic adviser (CEA) to the Government of India, Basu—a theorist, with special interest in development economics, and a professor of economics at Cornell University—discovered the complexity of applying economic models to the real world. Effective policymaking, Basu learned, integrates technical knowledge with political awareness. In this book, Basu describes the art of economic policymaking, viewed through the lens of his two and a half years as CEA. Basu writes from a unique perspective—neither that of the career bureaucrat nor that of the traditional researcher. Plunged into the deal-making, non-hypothetical world of policymaking, Basu suffers from a kind of culture shock and views himself at first as an anthropologist or scientist, gathering observations of unfamiliar phenomena. He addresses topics that range from the macroeconomic—fiscal and monetary policies—to the granular—designing grain auctions and policies to assure everyone has access to basic food. Basu writes about globalization and India's period of unprecedented growth, and he reports that at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Obama joked to him, “You should give this guy some tips”—“this guy” being Timothy Geithner. Basu describes the mixed success of India's anti-poverty programs and the problems of corruption, and considers the social norms and institutions necessary for economic development. India is, Basu argues, at an economics crossroad. As CEA from 2009 to 2012, he was present at the creation of a potential economic powerhouse.

Summer Rental

Summer Rental [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429987059
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews Book Resume:

Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction... Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia--whose caustic wit covers up her wounds--has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world...though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs. Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about. Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs? Mary Kay Andrews' novel is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them. Summer Rental is one of Library Journal's Best Women's Fiction Books of 2011

Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis

Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440829349
Author: Edward E. Gordon
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
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Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis by Edward E. Gordon Book Resume:

A pervasive disconnect exists between the job/career culture and the present economic reality in America. This book offers powerful strategies for stemming the employment crisis and proposes comprehensive solutions for businesses, government, and job seekers alike. • Explains how the current job skills crisis stems from a broad structural failure of the education-to-employment system and has sweeping societal and economic consequences • Identifies the "hot jobs" of the current decade and the requisite skills and educational preparation needed to obtain them • Describes how digital technology has permanently altered the nature of the U.S. and global job/labor market • Provides information critical to a wide audience: businesses seeking to fill vacant jobs, community organizations and governments trying to attract new enterprises and retain current businesses, educators preparing students for careers, and students and parents concerned about job and career options

A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy

A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137106972
Author: C. Bina
Publisher: Springer
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A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy by C. Bina Book Resume:

A Prelude to the Foundation of Political Economy is a groundbreaking volume of theory and strategy on political economy and polity of the twenty-first century. Distilled in concrete terms, it elucidates the enigma of oil in view of the centrality of global social relations.

Santa Fe Noir

Santa Fe Noir [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1617757772
Author: Kimmy Santiago Baca,Ana Castillo,James Reich,Miriam Sagan,Israel Francisco Haros Lopez
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Santa Fe Noir by Kimmy Santiago Baca,Ana Castillo,James Reich,Miriam Sagan,Israel Francisco Haros Lopez Book Resume:

Seventeen storytellers take readers on a dark tour of the arty New Mexican city in this collection of crime tales. Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. With stories by: Ana Castillo, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Byron F. Aspaas, Barbara Robidoux, Elizabeth Lee, Ana June, Israel Francisco Haros Lopez, Ariel Gore, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Candace Walsh, Hida Viloria, Cornelia Read, Miriam Sagan, James Reich, Kevin Atkinson, Katie Johnson, and Tomas Moniz. Praise for Santa Fe Noir “If you picture Santa Fe, New Mexico, only as a sunny, vibrant, colorful Southwest arts mecca, this anthology will shred that image with feral claws.” —Roundup Magazine “A veritable road map of the city and surrounding area. It stretches from El Dorado to the Southside, Casa Solana and Cerrillos Road to the Santa Fe National Forest. The protagonists of the stories are psychotherapists, vagrants, teenagers, and gig workers. They drink and smoke. They drop acid and have sex. And more than a few are guilty of murder (or at least of justifiable homicide).” —Pasatiempo “The book’s diverse group of writers will provide readers with unexpected perspectives on this centuries-old city and its people.” —Publishers Weekly “Readers will never look at hand-thrown pottery, heirloom tomatoes, or spectacular sunsets the same way again.” —Kirkus Reviews

Leave the World Behind

Leave the World Behind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062667653
Author: Rumaan Alam
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam Book Resume:

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction) A Best Book of the Year From: The Washington Post * Time * NPR * Elle * Esquire * Kirkus * Library Journal * The Chicago Public Library * The New York Public Library * BookPage * The Globe and Mail * EW.com * The LA Times * USA Today * InStyle * The New Yorker * AARP * Publisher's Lunch * LitHub * Book Marks * Electric Literature * Brooklyn Based * The Boston Globe A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong. From the bestselling author of Rich and Pretty comes a suspenseful and provocative novel keenly attuned to the complexities of parenthood, race, and class. Leave the World Behind explores how our closest bonds are reshaped—and unexpected new ones are forged—in moments of crisis. Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their teenage son and daughter, and a taste of the good life in the luxurious home they’ve rented for the week. But a late-night knock on the door breaks the spell. Ruth and G. H. are an older couple—it’s their house, and they’ve arrived in a panic. They bring the news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cell phone service—it’s hard to know what to believe. Should Amanda and Clay trust this couple—and vice versa? What happened back in New York? Is the vacation home, isolated from civilization, a truly safe place for their families? And are they safe from one other?

Sacrificial Ground

Sacrificial Ground [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1453228101
Author: Thomas H. Cook
Publisher: Open Road Media
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Sacrificial Ground by Thomas H. Cook Book Resume:

Edgar Award Finalist: A troubled cop obsessively searches for a young girl’s killer. The young girl lies in a ditch without a scratch on her—a white high school student stretched out dead in the black part of Atlanta. She was a rich girl from a cold family, too genteel for the neighborhood where she died, and only the baby in her belly suggests how she might have gotten there. For Detective Frank Clemons, the scene is far too familiar. Too close to how it was when he found his own daughter, dead in the woods by her own hand, her youthful beauty cruelly ravaged by depression. Her suicide ended his marriage and sent him on a downward spiral that has nearly claimed his own life. To hang on to sanity, he must do everything he can to find justice for the dead. Sacrificial Ground is the first book in the Frank Clemons Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Rent a Boyfriend

Rent a Boyfriend [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1534462473
Author: Gloria Chao
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao Book Resume:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets The Farewell in this incisive romantic comedy about a college student who hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents, to disastrous results, from the acclaimed author of American Panda. Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your ’Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents cut him off for dropping out of college to pursue his dreams, he became a Rent for Your ’Rents employee to keep a roof over his head. Luckily, learning protocols like “Type C parents prefer quiet, kind, zero-PDA gestures” comes naturally to him. When Chloe rents Drew, the mission is simple: convince her parents fake Drew is worthy of their approval so they’ll stop pressuring her to accept a proposal from Hongbo, the wealthiest (and slimiest) young bachelor in their tight-knit Asian American community. But when Chloe starts to fall for the real Drew—who, unlike his fake persona, is definitely not ’rent-worthy—her carefully curated life begins to unravel. Can she figure out what she wants before she loses everything?

Rent-A-Girlfriend 8

Rent-A-Girlfriend 8 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1636993834
Author: Reiji Miyajima
Publisher: Kodansha America LLC
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Rent-A-Girlfriend 8 by Reiji Miyajima Book Resume:

An unexpected (and chaotic) night with Mizuhara after she loses the key to her apartment leaves Kazuya feeling closer to the rental girlfriend than ever before. So much so that he’s seeing her everywhere he looks! Unfortunately, one of Ruka’s schemes gives Mizuhara the wrong idea about Kazuya’s relationship with the other girl. What’s love without a bit of chaos, right?

Lessons in Love

Lessons in Love [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 000829691X
Author: Belinda Missen
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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Lessons in Love by Belinda Missen Book Resume:

‘I literally giggle-snorted... Laugh out loud.’ Goodreads reviewer

Lessons from the Titans: What Companies in the New Economy Can Learn from the Great Industrial Giants to Drive Sustainable Success

Lessons from the Titans: What Companies in the New Economy Can Learn from the Great Industrial Giants to Drive Sustainable Success [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1260468402
Author: Scott Davis,Carter Copeland,Rob Wertheimer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
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Lessons from the Titans: What Companies in the New Economy Can Learn from the Great Industrial Giants to Drive Sustainable Success by Scott Davis,Carter Copeland,Rob Wertheimer Book Resume:

Three top Wall Street analysts reveal enduring lessons in sustainable success from the great industrial titans—the high-tech companies of their day—to the disruptors that now dominate the economy. Before Silicon Valley disrupted the world with new technologies and business models, America’s industrial giants paved the way. Companies like General Electric, United Technologies, and Caterpillar were the Google and Amazon of their day, setting gold standards in innovation, growth, and profitability. Today’s leaders can learn a great deal from their successes, as well as their missteps. In this essential guide, three veteran Wall Street analysts reveal timeless lessons from the titans of industry—and offer battle-tested survival tactics for an ever-changing world. You’ll learn: how GE became the largest company on earth—only for a culture of arrogance to set in motion the largest collapse in history how Boeing reassessed risks, raised profits—and tragically lost its balance how Danaher avoided the pitfalls of tremendous success—by continually reinventing itself how Honeywell experienced a near-fatal cultural breakdown—and executed a flawless turnaround how Caterpillar relied too much on forecasting, lost billions—and rallied by recommitting to the basics Filled with illuminating case studies and brilliant in-depth analysis, this invaluable book provides a multitude of insights that will help you weather market upheavals, adapt to disruptions, and optimize your resources to your best advantage. You’ll learn hard-won lessons in innovation, growth, resilience, and operational excellence, as well as the time-proven fundamentals of continuous improvement for lasting success. In the end, you’ll have your own personal toolbox of useful takeaways from more than a century’s worth of data, experience, wisdom, and can-do spirit, courtesy of some of the greatest business enterprises of all time. This is how manufacturers survived the first disruptors of technology—and how today’s giants can survive and thrive during continuous cycles of disruption.

Cracks in the Ivory Tower

Cracks in the Ivory Tower [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0190846291
Author: Jason Brennan,Phillip Magness
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Cracks in the Ivory Tower by Jason Brennan,Phillip Magness Book Resume:

Academics extol high-minded ideals, such as serving the common good and promoting social justice. Universities aim to be centers of learning that find the best and brightest students, treat them fairly, and equip them with the knowledge they need to lead better lives. But as Jason Brennan and Phillip Magness show in Cracks in the Ivory Tower, American universities fall far short of this ideal. At almost every level, they find that students, professors, and administrators are guided by self-interest rather than ethical concerns. College bureaucratic structures also often incentivize and reward bad behavior, while disincentivizing and even punishing good behavior. Most students, faculty, and administrators are out to serve themselves and pass their costs onto others. The problems are deep and pervasive: most academic marketing and advertising is semi-fraudulent. To justify their own pay raises and higher budgets, administrators hire expensive and unnecessary staff. Faculty exploit students for tuition dollars through gen-ed requirements. Students hardly learn anything and cheating is pervasive. At every level, academics disguise their pursuit of self-interest with high-faluting moral language. Marshaling an array of data, Brennan and Magness expose many of the ethical failings of academia and in turn reshape our understanding of how such high power institutions run their business. Everyone knows academia is dysfunctional. Brennan and Magness show the problems are worse than anyone realized. Academics have only themselves to blame.

The Cove

The Cove [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642140120
Author: Tom Hunt
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
File Size: 1024 KB
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Read Count: 7717861


The Cove by Tom Hunt Book Resume:

Nancy was born and raised in Harbor Cove, a small fish-buying station. Isolation and hardships were part of her everyday existence. From the time she is old enough to stand on wheel watch, she works with her dad on his old wooden tugboat. They tow log rafts for logging companies and hire out as beach loggers to recover logs from rafts that break apart during the storms that are normal occurrence in the Alaskan Panhandle. As soon as she is old enough to be on her own, she leaves home and never lo

Rental Property Investing for Beginners

Rental Property Investing for Beginners [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Maheen Ashraf
Publisher: Maheen Ashraf
File Size: 717 KB
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Read Count: 3161545


Rental Property Investing for Beginners by Maheen Ashraf Book Resume:

Are you interested in Real Estate but scared of failure? Are you afraid that a little knowledge might end up costing you an immense fortune? Do you dream of owning your Rental properties but don't want to deal with the hassles of managing one? If yes, you've come to the right place. Buying a rental home can build you a healthy passive income, supplement your day job earnings, prepare you for a stress-free and early retirement, and give you financial independence. This book will teach you how to analyze rental property investments using professional and unique real estate investment analysis techniques and strategies. Investing in Rental Properties shouldn't be a hassle if you have the perfect guide to show you your way around them. Why Pick This Book? In this book, you will learn about: 1. Pointers to look for when buying properties, how to know if you are getting the best deal. 2. How to buy low, do rehab, and rent high. 3. How to build your real estate team and the important people that will help you in your business. 4. How to analyze and invest in rental properties; when, why, and how you can start this business from scratch. 5. Creative and unique rent solutions and suggestions. 6. Untold excellent tips and tricks for beginners to get assured success in rental properties. 7. All about property and tenant management. This book also features my story and how I went from a middle-class teenager to a successful business woman in real estate. What Does This Book Offer? · It'll completely change your way of viewing your life and investments you make in it. It'll help you get out of your cocoon and step into the world of investment. · It'll help you pave your path and lead a life that wasn't designed or chosen by your parents, your teachers, your influencers, society, or anyone but yourself. · This book will answer all your life-changing questions with tons of brand-new ideas, strategies, concepts, and theories. · It provides the most efficient rental property investment solutions and minimizing hassles in asset management; this book prioritizes to be the single guide that'll help you invest in rental properties from scratch! · It also features an in-depth explanation of every possible question that might arise in any real estate investors' mind. Each chapter features a specific step essential in investment in rental properties and how to get the most out of them with the least possible investment. Whether you are a beginner or a professional into real estate investing, this book will help you navigate every corner of this business and help you create a constant passive income flow that'll last you for a long time, helping you achieve your dream of easy and stress-free retirement. Ready to turn your dreams of being a real estate investor into a reality? Then hit the BUY NOW button!

Making Sense of Land Law

Making Sense of Land Law [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1509958738
Author: April Stroud
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
File Size: 1265 KB
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Read Count: 3824953


Making Sense of Land Law by April Stroud Book Resume:

Taking a fresh and innovative approach to the subject, Making Sense of Land Law is an essential textbook designed to help those coming to the subject for the first time. Practical scenarios and diagrams are feature throughout, making the subject come alive. The Q&A-style of debate in the book is unique and takes the reader through the issues step by step. This book is suitable as a core textbook, but also as a revision guide or for self-study. This is an ideal text for a land law module at first or second year level, as part of an LLB degree. Also useful for undergraduates of other related disciplines in which an awareness of land and property law is required in an easy-to-digest and accessible manner, such as planning, estate management and business property and other built environment courses. New to this Edition: - Fully revised and updated - The latest on the law of easements - Discussion of the development in constructive and resulting trusts