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The Break

The Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1487001126
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Winner of the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Break is a stunning and heartbreaking debut novel about a multigenerational Métis–Anishnaabe family dealing with the fallout of a shocking crime in Winnipeg’s North End. When Stella, a young Métis mother, looks out her window one evening and spots someone in trouble on the Break — a barren field on an isolated strip of land outside her house — she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives, people who are connected, both directly and indirectly, with the victim — police, family, and friends — tell their personal stories leading up to that fateful night. Lou, a social worker, grapples with the departure of her live-in boyfriend. Cheryl, an artist, mourns the premature death of her sister Rain. Paulina, a single mother, struggles to trust her new partner. Phoenix, a homeless teenager, is released from a youth detention centre. Officer Scott, a Métis policeman, feels caught between two worlds as he patrols the city. Through their various perspectives a larger, more comprehensive story about lives of the residents in Winnipeg’s North End is exposed. A powerful intergenerational family saga, The Break showcases Vermette’s abundant writing talent and positions her as an exciting new voice in Canadian literature.

The Break

The Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1405918772
Author: Marian Keyes
Publisher: Penguin UK
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THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF GROWN UPS, MARIAN KEYES 'JUST BRILLIANT' SUNDAY TIMES ___________ 'Myself and Hugh . . . We're taking a break.' 'A city-with-fancy-food sort of break?' If only. Amy's husband Hugh says he isn't leaving her. He still loves her, he's just taking a break - from their marriage, their children and, most of all, from their life together. Six months in South-East Asia. And nothing she says can stop him. But when does a break become a break-up? A lot can happen in six months. And it's enough to send Amy and her family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers teetering over the edge. When Hugh returns, if he returns, will he be the same man she married? Will Amy be the same woman? Because if Hugh is on a break from their marriage, then . . . isn't she on one too? _____________ 'Mercilessly funny' The Times 'I laughed . . . I cried' Daily Mail 'Full of darkness and light, this is Keyes at her classic and most brilliant best' Red SHORTLISTED FOR A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Beyond the Break

Beyond the Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0593097009
Author: Heather Buchta
Publisher: Penguin
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For fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han, Beyond the Break is a funny and gorgeous debut about a girl experiencing her first love. Well, second, if you count her faith... and that's where things may get complicated. Manhattan Beach native Lovette has two rules in life. One: no surfing. Not after her brother's accident. Two: absolutely, no dating. And going into her junior year of high school, she's pretty happy with that arrangement. She has friends, her church youth group, and God to fall back on when things get dicey. But after Jake Evans walks into her life, following these two simple rules gets a lot more complicated. Jake is the boy from Lovette's childhood who grew up. Handsome and sweet, he unlocks the part of Lovette that wants nothing more than to surf the waves again. And as their relationship grows, she begins to question what it means to be faithful: to her family, to God, but mostly, to herself. Told with humor and heart, Heather Buchta delivers a sparkling debut that asks the question: Can you fall in love, be a teenager, and also be a good Christian?

The Break

The Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1509864008
Author: Ronnie O'Sullivan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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The Break explodes into the gangland world of 90s Soho, by snooker world champion and national superstar, Ronnie O'Sullivan. It’s 1997 and Cool Britannia’s in full swing. Oasis and Blur are top of the pops and it feels like the whole country’s sorted out for E’s and wizz. But it’s not just UK plc that’s on a high. Life’s looking up for Frankie James too. He’s paid off his debts to London’s fiercest gang lord, Tommy Riley. His Soho Open snooker tournament is about to kick off at his club. The future looks bright. But then Frankie finds himself being blackmailed by a face from his past. They want him to steal something worth millions. It's enough to get him killed. Or banged up for life if he says no. Frankie’s going to need every ounce of luck and guile that he’s got if he’s going to pull off the heist of the century and get out of this in one piece. The Break is the third, fast-paced Soho Nights thriller, by snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Beyond the Break

Beyond the Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0997541814
Author: Kristen Mae
Publisher: Tritone Literary Publishers
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF RED WATER What if the forbidden could heal you? “Achingly real, with characters that come off the page and crawl around in your head long after you’ve finished.” - Meghan O’Flynn, bestselling author of the Ash Park series “Beautiful writing and believable, multidimensional characters. I devoured this book in one sitting.” - Jill Smokler, New York Times bestselling author of Scary Mommy When Hazel Duval moves with her husband Oren to the oceanside town of Conch Garden and secures her dream job playing violin with the local orchestra, she thinks she may have finally left her traumatic past behind her. She even makes a new friend—a friend who turns out to be a little more than she bargained for. Beautiful, brilliant, and wild, Claire makes love to the sand with her toes, focuses intensely without wrinkling her forehead, and makes a cello sing like nothing Hazel has ever heard. She also listens to Hazel’s most painful secrets without judgment or expectation. It isn’t long before Hazel finds herself thinking about Claire in ways she has never thought of another woman. Fantasizing. Wanting. Longing. But Hazel is married, and so is Claire. Indulging in this fantasy is not an option. Hazel must bury her lust despite her ever-growing infatuation with Claire and the mountain of shame that comes along with it. Still, there is no denying that her feelings for Claire have awakened something primal in her—for the first time in her life, Hazel feels alive. And now the two women are flying off to Italy to perform at a music festival, where they’ll be sharing an apartment. Alone. As their friendship deepens, Hazel learns from Claire that there is more than one type of love and that salvation comes in many forms. But is Hazel’s relationship with Claire really saving her, or is it only leading to the inevitable destruction of the life she’s worked so hard to build? A haunting story of unexpected love in the aftermath of a brutal trauma, Beyond the Break will take you on a journey that will leave you questioning everything you thought you knew about friendship, sexuality, and love. If you enjoyed Carol by Patricia Highsmith or The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer, you’ll love Beyond the Break. More praise for Beyond the Break: “A mature book with depth and complexity.” - Andra Watkins, New York Times bestselling author of Not Without My Father “This book absolutely crushed me. It will change everything you thought you knew about love, sexual attraction, and chemistry.” - Melissa Mowry, One Mother to Another **Look for Objects in Motion, the sequel to Beyond the Break, in early 2018

The Break Up

The Break Up [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1838882405
Author: Tilly Tennant
Publisher: Bookouture
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What happens when Mr Right goes rogue? Lara doesn’t have a back-up plan. So when her safe-bet boyfriend Lucien dumps her for her best friend, Lara’s world implodes. Life after the break up stretches bleakly ahead, lonely evenings on the sofa with only a bottle of wine and her grey cat Fluffy for company… Down the road, Theo loves his job as a jazz musician, giving other people great nights out before coming home in the early hours and unwinding with his loyal cat Satchmo. What they don’t know is that it’s the same cat. And when they find out, standing in the streets in their pyjamas, both on the hunt for their lost pet, sparks of the wrong sort fly. Lara can’t deny that Theo is one of the most gorgeous men she’s ever met, but she can see exactly why he’s still single. They do say opposites attract… but is she ready to move on? And when Lucien comes back into the picture, will she be tempted back to her life before the break up, or risk everything on the chance of something new? A wonderfully warm will-they-won’t-they romantic read that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. If you’re a fan of Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews, The Break Up is the love story you’ve been waiting for. Readers are loving The Break Up: ‘Oh my gosh I loved this book. I think it would make a great movie… Tilly Tennant books always warm my heart and always give me a giggle too’ StefLoz Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved this book, it is such an enchanting read that I could have happily devoured in one sitting… it has just the right amount of romance and humour and is much more than a boy-meets-girl kind of book… It is a lovely story where we learn not to give up on our dreams and I highly recommend this book!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is such a magical and heartwarming story, I have absolutely adored this and I'm really sad that I will never be able to experience reading this for the first time again… it should be on everyone's TBR list. I cannot say anything negative about this one, it has been the perfect book to switch off with at the end of a busy day. This is most definitely a five star read, I only wish I could give this higher. It is truly deserving of all the stars and is magical.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such a sweet and comforting read, perfect for curling up with on a cold, wet day.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I love this author and never miss one of her books.’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘What a beautiful book this is! I wasn’t sure what to expect at first but once I started reading I couldn’t stop. Would definitely recommend’ Beanie Bookworm ‘Really enjoyed this, Lara and Theo are great characters and the story line was lovely. Perfect to lose yourself in for a few hours!’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is a lovely book... There were parts that broke my heart and parts that made me smile.’ B for Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another brilliant book by Tilly Tennant.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This is a lovely easy read romantic story with lots of laughs… I found I just couldn't stop reading.’ NetGalley Reviewer ‘A cute romantic story filled with some hilarious moments!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘An enchanting book which captures your heart and you can be swept along with the “loveliness” of it all’ Goodreads Reviewer

Sounding the Break

Sounding the Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0813935741
Author: Jason Frydman
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
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The idea of "world literature" has served as a crucial though underappreciated interlocutor for African diasporic writers, informing their involvement in processes of circulation, translation, and revision that have been identified as the hallmarks of the contemporary era of world literature. Yet in spite of their participation in world systems before and after European hegemony, Africa and the African diaspora have been excluded from the networks and archives of world literature. In Sounding the Break, Jason Frydman attempts to redress this exclusion by drawing on historiography, ethnography, and archival sources to show how writers such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Alejo Carpentier, Derek Walcott, Maryse Condé, and Toni Morrison have complicated both Eurocentric and Afrocentric categories of literary and cultural production. Through their engagement with and revision of the European world literature discourse, he contends, these writers conjure a deep history of "literary traffic" whose expressions are always already cosmopolitan, embedded in the long histories of cultural and economic exchange between Africa, Asia, and Europe. It is precisely the New World American location of these writers, Frydman concludes, that makes possible this revisionary perspective on the idea of (Old) World literature.

The Break of Noon

The Break of Noon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1593763859
Author: Neil LaBute
Publisher: Catapult
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What if God told you to be a better person but the world wouldn’t allow it? Such is the dilemma facing Joe Smith, a run-of-the-mill white-collar businessman who survives an office shooting and is subsequently touched by what he believes to be a divine vision. His journey toward personal enlightenment—past greed and lust and the other deadly sins—is, by turns, tense, hilarious, profane, and heartbreaking. Exploring the narrow path to spiritual fulfillment and how strewn it is with the funny, frantic failings of humankind, The Break of Noon showcases Neil LaBute at his discomfiting best.

The Break-Up Book Club

The Break-Up Book Club [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0440001463
Author: Wendy Wax
Publisher: Penguin
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Breakups, like book clubs, come in many shapes and sizes and can take us on unexpected journeys as four women discover in this funny and heartwarming exploration of friendship from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road and My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding. On paper, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara have little in common – they’re very different people leading very different lives. And yet at book club meetings in an historic carriage house turned bookstore, they bond over a shared love of reading (and more than a little wine) as well as the growing realization that their lives are not turning out like they expected. Former tennis star Jazmine is a top sports agent balancing a career and single motherhood. Judith is an empty nester questioning her marriage and the supporting role she chose. Erin’s high school sweetheart and fiancé develops a bad case of cold feet, and Sara’s husband takes a job out of town saddling Sara with a difficult mother-in-law who believes her son could have done better – not exactly the roommate most women dream of. With the help of books, laughter, and the joy of ever evolving friendships, Jazmine, Judith, Erin and Sara find the courage to navigate new and surprising chapters of their lives as they seek their own versions of happily-ever-after.

The Break of Dawn

The Break of Dawn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466935669
Author: Candace N. Coonan
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
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Time is marching on and a new light is arising... The Queen of Algernon faces her toughest challenge yet, when an unknown enemy from the past comes seeking vengeance. Decisions the Queen has made come back to haunt her, as a certain Denzelian sorceress casts a Dark Dream over everyone. What is Queen Alice willing to give to save those she loves? Enter a new source of light. The Princess of Algernon is learning that not all adventures are fun and nothing in her life is simple anymore. If she is to survive, she must find and use her own mystic powers-not rely on those of her mother. Teamed up with the Princess is a half-fairy lad, an aspiring bard and a young shepherd with a dark past. But in this world of complex motives and emotions, can they fight off their own demons within? Before his shattering in a battle nearly 15 years earlier, the demon, Ralston Radburn, once said that evil cannot die because of the darkness in everyone's hearts. Could he possibly be right? Everyone is about to find out. HR ALIGN=LEFT

Work, Vacation and Well-being

Work, Vacation and Well-being [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134505493
Author: Dalia Etzion
Publisher: Routledge
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Based on a twenty-year research study, Work, Vacation and Well-being delves into the ubiquitous yet often-underestimated issues surrounding vacation and respite. Providing an original outlook on how breaks from work can be beneficial for the well-being of employees, this book also addresses the potential negative impacts of vacation. Taking into account factors concerning the nature of the break and the person taking it, Etzion delves into the benefits and drawbacks of workplace breaks, from annual leave to maternity leave and sabbaticals. Work, Vacation and Well-being looks at breaks from work through various social and cultural lenses, to present a balanced and well-researched perspective on all angles of taking a break. Perfect for students of Organizational and Health Psychology, Work, Vacation and Well-being also widely appeals to those studying Social Policy, Management Studies, Occupational Health and Research Methods.

Rewriting the Break Event

Rewriting the Break Event [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0887554504
Author: Robert Zacharias
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
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Despite the fact that Russian Mennonites began arriving in Canada en masse in the 1870s, Mennonite Canadian literature has been marked by a compulsive retelling of the mass migration of some 20,000 Russian Mennonites to Canada following the collapse of the “Mennonite Commonwealth” in the 1920s. This privileging of a seminal dispersal within the community’s broader history reveals the ways in which the 1920s narrative has come to function as an origin story, or “break event,” for the Russian Mennonites in Canada, serving to affirm a communal identity across national and generational boundaries. Drawing on recent work in diaspora studies, Rewriting the Break Event offers a historicization of Mennonite literary studies in Canada, followed by close readings of five novels that rewrite the Mennonite break event through specific strains of emphasis, including a religious narrative, ethnic narrative, trauma narrative, and meta-narrative. The result is thoughtful and engaging exploration of the shifting contours of Mennonite collective identity, and an exciting new methodology that promises to resituate the discourse of migrant writing in Canada.

My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding

My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0440001447
Author: Wendy Wax
Publisher: Penguin
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My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding by Wendy Wax Book Resume:

A wedding dress passed down through generations unravels the tangled threads of three women's lives in a novel of friendship, family, and forgiveness from the USA Today bestselling author of Ten Beach Road. Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault. Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven. Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they'll need each other to survive the coming storm.

In the Break

In the Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 031608557X
Author: Jack Lopez
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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After Juan's best friend Jamie is faced with major family drama, they decide to skip town until the situation cools down and go to Mexico in search of the perfect wave. Joined by Jamie's sister Amber, the three of them embark on a road trip of a lifetime. Filled with love, loss, and surfing, Jack Lopez delivers a story as intense as catching the ultimate wave.

Back, After the Break

Back, After the Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 146071024X
Author: Osher Günsberg
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Osher Gunsberg, one of Australia's most loved celebrities, opens up in a powerful, dark, funny and heartwrenching memoir about life, love and living with mental illness. It's hard to remember a time when Osher Gunsberg (or Andrew G as he was then) wasn't on TV - he's just always been there, looking at ease in the spotlight, beaming a big smile, with a questionable haircut. He was there hanging out with The Offspring backstage at the Warped Tour on Channel V; announcing to a national audience of three million people that Guy Sebastian was our first Australian Idol; and later capturing the heart of the nation by hosting every season of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and now Bachelor in Paradise. But while everything looks great from the outside, the real picture has not always been quite so rosy. Osher has always known he's different to most people. Struggling with anxiety, panic attacks and weight issues since he was young, he tried for years to drink away the anxiety and depression. He ended up unemployed, divorced, suicidal and certifiable on the other side of the world, yet somehow he managed to put the broken pieces of his mind back together and make a life for himself again. He lives with a mental illness - and he's come to terms with it to live an authentic, rich and fulfilling life. A revealing, raw, funny and heartfelt memoir from one of Australia's most well-known and well-liked celebrities.

The Break

The Break [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1906548692
Author: Pietro Grossi
Publisher: Pushkin Press
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Dino is a placid, unambitious man. Living in a small provincial town, he and his wife spend their time planning journeys to faraway places - journeys they never take. Dino's only passion is billiards, and he spends his evenings in the local billiards hall honing his technique. One day, however, Dino's quiet life is interrupted - his wife falls pregnant. This the first in a series of events that shake him from his slumber and force Dino to test himself for the first time. As in his widely praised Fists, Pietro Grossi's stripped-down prose brings out the epic human drama in a tale of everyday life.

The Breakup Book

The Breakup Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1630471224
Author: Lesley Robins
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
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Nobody wants to experience the agony of heartbreak. But if you've ever been in love-really, truly in love-you already know you don't have a choice in the matter. Millions of women before you have undergone the painful experience of heartbreak and emerged on the other side wiser and stronger. The Breakup Book: 20 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart combines poignant and relatable stories from the author's own heartbreak-straight-talking wisdom from a woman who's been through it all, including the early days after a breakup when she couldn't get off the couch to moving on gracefully using various techniques to get her through the day. Some of it worked and some of it didn't, and that's where this guide comes in. If you're struggling to get back on your feet and reclaim your life after a breakup, this book will give you a roadmap to finding yourself again-a stronger, wiser self. With wit and honesty, Lesley Robins shares her own experiences to show that she too has suffered the lack of self-worth many women experience after a difficult breakup. She shapes the lessons she learned into frank and practical advice, providing simple and effective ways to move on with your life. With time and the right approach, your heart will heal and you will be ready to face the world with new-found strength and wisdom. The Breakup Book will help thousands, perhaps millions, of women who are struggling to find their life, their path, their soul when it seems that all is lost forever.,

To the Break of Dawn

To the Break of Dawn [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780814717257
Author: William Jelani Cobb
Publisher: NYU Press
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2007 Arts Club of Washington’s National Award for Arts Writing - Finalist SEE ALSO: Pimps Up, Ho’s Down: Hip Hop’s Hold on Young Black Women by T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting. With roots that stretch from West Africa through the black pulpit, hip-hop emerged in the streets of the South Bronx in the 1970s and has spread to the farthest corners of the earth. To the Break of Dawn uniquely examines this freestyle verbal artistry on its own terms. A kid from Queens who spent his youth at the epicenter of this new art form, music critic William Jelani Cobb takes readers inside the beats, the lyrics, and the flow of hip-hop, separating mere corporate rappers from the creative MCs that forged the art in the crucible of the street jam. The four pillars of hip hop—break dancing, graffiti art, deejaying, and rapping—find their origins in traditions as diverse as the Afro-Brazilian martial art Capoeira and Caribbean immigrants’ turnstile artistry. Tracing hip-hop’s relationship to ancestral forms of expression, Cobb explores the cultural and literary elements that are at its core. From KRS-One and Notorious B.I.G. to Tupac Shakur and Lauryn Hill, he profiles MCs who were pivotal to the rise of the genre, verbal artists whose lineage runs back to the black preacher and the bluesman. Unlike books that focus on hip-hop as a social movement or a commercial phenomenon, To the Break of Dawn tracks the music's aesthetic, stylistic, and thematic evolution from its inception to today's distinctly regional sub-divisions and styles. Written with an insider's ear, the book illuminates hip-hop's innovations in a freestyle form that speaks to both aficionados and newcomers to the art.

The Break with the Past

The Break with the Past [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317326237
Author: Deborah Ascher Barnstone
Publisher: Routledge
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Between 1918 and 1933 the German interwar avant-garde was a primary force driving European cultural innovation and modernism. These innovations continue to influence artistic practice, theory, and arts education today, thus making a comprehensive study of the relationship between individual war experience and the immediate response of avant-garde architects after the war all the more important. The Break with the Past pursues several important, interrelated questions. What were the disparate war experiences of German architects, and did they have different effects on Weimar cultural production? Did political orientation play a part in support for the war? In aesthetic choices? What changes occurred in avant-garde architectural practice after 1918? How do they compare with pre-war positions and practices, and expectations for post-war outcomes? In order to address these questions, the book uses individual case studies of four leading architects: Bruno Taut, Walter Gropius, Erich Mendelsohn, and Hans Scharoun. This is a valuable resource for academics and students in the areas of Art and Architecture History, German history and Cultural Studies, European Culture and Modernism.

Crosshairs

Crosshairs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443459739
Author: Catherine Hernandez
Publisher: HarperCollins
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The author of the acclaimed novel Scarborough weaves an unforgettable and timely dystopian account of a near-future when a queer Black performer and his allies join forces against an oppressive regime that is rounding up those deemed “Other” in concentration camps. In a terrifyingly familiar near-future, with massive floods that lead to rampant homelessness and devastation, a government-sanctioned regime called the Boots seizes the opportunity to force communities of colour, the disabled and the LGBTQ2S into labour camps in the city of Toronto. In the shadows, a new hero emerges. After his livelihood and the love of his life are taken away, Kay joins the resistance alongside Bahadur, a transmasculine refugee, and Firuzeh, a headstrong social worker. Guiding them in the use of weapons and close-quarters combat is Beck, a rogue army officer who helps them plan an uprising at a major internationally televised event. With her signature prose, described by Booklist as “raw yet beautiful, disturbing yet hopeful,” Catherine Hernandez creates a vision of the future that is all the more terrifying because it is very possible. A cautionary tale filled with fierce and vibrant characters, Crosshairs explores the universal desire to thrive, to love and to be loved as your true self.