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Transatlantic

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Prix Femina, TransAtlantic is an ambitious and moving novel from the award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin In Let the Great World Spin, the winner of the National Book Award, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined. In 1845, a black American slave lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine ravaging the countryside and the poor suffering from hardships that astonish even him. In 1919, two brave young airmen emerge from the carnage of the First World War to pilot the first non-stop transatlantic flight, from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. And in 1998, an American senator crosses the ocean to shepherd Northern Ireland’s notoriously volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion. Taking these stories as his point of departure, Colum McCann weaves the lives of Frederick Douglass, John Alcock and Teddy Brown, and Senator George Mitchell into a tapestry that is provocative, ambitious and unforgettable. Intertwined with them are the lives of a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Can we pass from the new world to the old? How does the past shape the future? The bestselling TransAtlantic is a profound meditation on time, space and memory and the most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller.

Literary Agents in the Transatlantic Book Trade

Literary Agents in the Transatlantic Book Trade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317192877
Author: Cécile Cottenet
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Literary Agents in the Transatlantic Book Trade by Cécile Cottenet Book Resume:

By way of a case study of one of the oldest French book agencies, Agence Hoffman, this book analyzes the role played by French literary agents in the importation of US fiction and literature into France in the years following World War II. It sheds light on the material conditions of the circulation of texts across the Atlantic between 1944 and 1955, exploring the fine mechanisms of agents’ negotiations which allowed texts, and ideas, to cross borders. While providing comparative insights into the history of publishing in France and in the United States in the immediate aftermath of the war, this book aims at foregrounding the role of the book agent, an all-too often neglected intermediary in the field of book history. Grounded in archival work conducted both in France and the United States, this study is based on previously unexamined correspondence. Considering the concept of mediation as central in the field of print culture, this book addresses the dearth of scholarship on literary agents on both sides of the Atlantic, and intersects with the current scholarship on transatlantic, internationalm and transnational cultural and trade networks, as evidenced by the recently emerged field of sociology of translation in Europe.

Transatlantic Science and Technology

Transatlantic Science and Technology [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461443857
Author: Sabine E. Herlitschka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Transatlantic Science and Technology by Sabine E. Herlitschka Book Resume:

​​​​​​Major societal challenges of a global nature include climate change, efficient energy supply, environmental sustainability, and health care. Science & Technology Policy (S&T) policy is an essential contributor to dealing with these challenges; moreover, international cooperation and collaboration in S&T is vital to tackling these issues, since no single nation or even region is able to respond adequately by itself. Within this context, this book addresses recent developments in transatlantic S&T cooperation between the European Union and the United States. The EU-U.S. relationship dates back to the 1950s, with regular EU-U.S. Summits to assess and develop transatlantic cooperation. In the area of S&T, the EU and U.S. concluded an S&T Cooperation Agreement in 1998, renewed it in 2004, and extended it for another five years in July 2009. The research underlying this study is based on interviews with key stakeholders in the field, with an emphasis on: • potential new opportunities and new mechanisms for increased transatlantic EU – U.S. S&T cooperation under current conditions • examples of coordinated “science diplomacy” efforts • options for the development of effective joint efforts. While the project is focused on European-U.S. relationships, it also addresses issues of international S&T cooperation involving other regions, including Africa and Asia. The author highlights the urgency of S&T cooperation to address global issues, and the evolving roles of government, universities and research centers, and industry, in promoting successful strategies and programs.

This Side of Brightness

This Side of Brightness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408846217
Author: Colum McCann
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Nathan Walker comes to New York City to take the most dangerous job in the country: digging the tunnel far beneath the Hudson that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. In the bowels of the riverbed, the workers - black, white, Irish and Italian - dig together, the darkness erasing all differences. But above ground, the men keep their distance until a dramatic accident on a bitter winter's day welds a bond between Walker and his fellow workers that will both bless and curse three generations. Almost ninety years later, Treefrog stumbles on the same tunnels and sets about creating a home amongst the drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes and petty criminals that comprise the forgotten homeless community.

Transatlantic Studies

Transatlantic Studies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1789624428
Author: Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel,Sebastiaan Faber,Pedro García-Caro,Robert Patrick Newcomb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Transatlantic Studies by Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel,Sebastiaan Faber,Pedro García-Caro,Robert Patrick Newcomb Book Resume:

Transatlantic Studies: Latin America, Iberia, and Africa emerges from, and performs, an ongoing debate concerning the role of transatlantic approaches in the fields of Iberian, Latin American, African, and Luso-Brazilian studies. The innovative research and discussions contained in this volume's 35 essays by leading scholars in the field reframe the intertwined cultural histories of the diverse transnational spaces encompassed by the former Spanish and Portuguese empires. An emerging field, Transatlantic Studies seeks to provoke a discussion and a reconfiguration of the traditional academic notions of area studies, while critically engaging the concepts of national cultures and postcolonial relations among Spain, Portugal and their former colonies. Crucially, Transatlantic Studies transgresses national boundaries without dehistoricizing or decontextualizing the texts it seeks to incorporate within this new framework.

A Companion to the History of the Book

A Companion to the History of the Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1444356585
Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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A Companion to the History of the Book by Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose Book Resume:

From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book

The Transatlantic Slave Trade

The Transatlantic Slave Trade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780803205123
Author: James A. Rawley,Stephen D. Behrendt
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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The Transatlantic Slave Trade by James A. Rawley,Stephen D. Behrendt Book Resume:

The transatlantic slave trade played a major role in the development of the modern world. It both gave birth to and resulted from the shift from feudalism into the European Commercial Revolution. James A. Rawley fills a scholarly gap in the historical discussion of the slave trade from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century by providing one volume covering the economics, demography, epidemiology, and politics of the trade.This revised edition of Rawley's classic, produced with the assistance of Stephen D. Behrendt, includes emended text to reflect the major changes in historiography; current slave trade data tables and accompanying text; updated notes; and the addition of a select bibliography.

TTIP

TTIP [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1509501053
Author: Ferdi De Ville,Gabriel Siles-Brügge
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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TTIP by Ferdi De Ville,Gabriel Siles-Brügge Book Resume:

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has stirred passions like no other trade negotiation in recent history. Its supporters maintain that TTIP will produce spectacular growth and job creation; claims that are wholeheartedly rejected by its critics, who regard TTIP as a direct assault on workers' rights, health and safety standards and public services. In this incisive analysis, Gabriel Siles-Brugge and Ferdi de Ville scrutinize the claims made by TTIP's cheerleaders and scaremongers to reveal a far more nuanced picture behind the headlines. TTIP will not provide an economic 'cure-all', nor will it destroy the European welfare state in one fell swoop. Thanks to unprecedented levels of protest and debate around TTIP, however, neoliberal trade negotiations are well and truly back in the spotlight. In this respect, TTIP could well prove to be a 'game-changer' - just not in the way imagined by its backers.

Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics

Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317008197
Author: Henrik Selin
Publisher: Routledge
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Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics by Henrik Selin Book Resume:

Environmental and energy policies have become increasingly significant in European and North American politics. This fascinating book uses a wide range of case studies that embrace climate change, product standards, chemical regulations, renewable energy policies, food safety and genetically-modified organisms to examine areas of conflict and cooperation in the transatlantic relationship. While there are many areas where the European Union and the United States are following divergent policy paths, there are also many signs that a more cooperative transatlantic relationship could emerge in the future. Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics is highly relevant to understanding how the European Union and North America can cooperate more effectively in meeting today's many global environmental and energy policy challenges. It is essential reading for all advanced students and scholars.

Transatlantic Brethren

Transatlantic Brethren [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780934223324
Author: Hywel M. Davies
Publisher: Lehigh University Press
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Transatlantic Brethren by Hywel M. Davies Book Resume:

"Transatlantic Brethren recreates the Atlantic community of Baptists in Britain and America by focusing on the correspondence and connections of the Rev. Samuel Jones of Pennepek, near Philadelphia. Themes such as shared news of gospel success, the development of Baptist associations, and a learned ministry made for meaningful, if not always harmonious, communication between Baptists on both sides of the Atlantic during the eighteenth century."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries

Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192573403
Author: Sean D. Moore
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Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries by Sean D. Moore Book Resume:

Early American libraries stood at the nexus of two transatlantic branches of commerce—the book trade and the slave trade. Slavery and the Making of Early American Libraries bridges the study of these trades by demonstrating how Americans' profits from slavery were reinvested in imported British books and providing evidence that the colonial book market was shaped, in part, by the demand of slave owners for metropolitan cultural capital. Drawing on recent scholarship that shows how participation in London cultural life was very expensive in the eighteenth century, as well as evidence that enslavers were therefore some of the few early Americans who could afford to import British cultural products, the volume merges the fields of the history of the book, Atlantic studies, and the study of race, arguing that the empire-wide circulation of British books was underwritten by the labour of the African diaspora. The volume is the first in early American and eighteenth-century British studies to fuse our growing understanding of the material culture of the transatlantic text with our awareness of slavery as an economic and philanthropic basis for the production and consumption of knowledge. In studying the American dissemination of works of British literature and political thought, it claims that Americans were seeking out the forms of citizenship, constitutional traditions, and rights that were the signature of that British identity. Even though they were purchasing the sovereignty of Anglo-Americans at the expense of African-Americans through these books, however, some colonials were also making the case for the abolition of slavery.

The Transatlantic Conspiracy

The Transatlantic Conspiracy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1616954183
Author: G. D. Falksen
Publisher: Soho Press
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The Transatlantic Conspiracy by G. D. Falksen Book Resume:

At the dawn of a reimagined 20th century, one girl must become the reluctant symbol of a new world. The year is 1908. Seventeen-year-old Rosalind Wallace’s blissful stay in England with her best friend, Cecily de Vere, ends abruptly when her father books Rosalind on the maiden voyage of his fabulous Transatlantic Express, the world’s first railroad to travel under the sea. Rosalind is furious. But lucky for her, Cecily and her handsome older brother, Charles, volunteer to accompany her home. But when Charles disappears and Cecily and her housemaid, Doris, are found stabbed to death in their state room, Rosalind finds herself trapped undersea, in a deadly fight to clear herself of her friend’s murder and to thwart a sinister enemy.

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9042020962
Author: Catrin Gersdorf
Publisher: Rodopi
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Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies by Catrin Gersdorf Book Resume:

Nature in Literary and Cultural Studies is a collection of essays written by European and North American scholars who argue that nature and culture can no longer be thought of in oppositional, mutually exclusive terms. They are united in an effort to push the theoretical limits of ecocriticism towards a more rigorous investigation of nature's critical potential as a concept that challenges modern culture's philosophical assumptions, epistemological convictions, aesthetic principles, and ethical imperatives. This volume offers scholars and students of literature, culture, history, philosophy, and linguistics new insights into the ongoing transformation of ecocriticism into an innovative force in international and interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies.

Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation

Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1437923526
Author: Raymond J. Ahearn
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation by Raymond J. Ahearn Book Resume:

Contents: (1) Introduction; (2) U.S.- EU Regulatory Barriers; (3) Rationale for Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Economic Rationale; Political Rationale; Counter-arguments; (4) U.S. - EU Differences in Regulatory Approaches: Political Cycles; Values and Public Preferences; Transparency and Rule-Making; Institutional Capacity to Undertake Reforms; (5) Forms of Transatlantic Regulatory Cooperation: Info. Exchanges and Dialogues; Mutual Recognition Agree.; Harmonization/ Agree. on Regulatory Standards; (6) Results of Past Initiatives at Regulatory Cooperation: Highlights of Past Initiatives; Accomplishments; Disappointments; Obstacles and Options for More Extensive Cooperation; (7) Transatlantic Economic Council.

Transatlantic Literature and Transitivity, 1780-1850

Transatlantic Literature and Transitivity, 1780-1850 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351851195
Author: Annika Bautz,Kathryn Gray
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Transatlantic Literature and Transitivity, 1780-1850 by Annika Bautz,Kathryn Gray Book Resume:

This book makes an important contribution to transatlantic literary studies and an emerging body of work on identity formation and print culture in the Atlantic world. The collection identifies the ways in which historically-situated but malleable subjectivities engage with popular and pressing debates about class, slavery, natural knowledge, democracy, and religion. In addition, the book also considers the ways in which material texts and genres, including, for example, the essay, the guidebook, the travel narrative, the periodical, the novel, and the poem, can be scrutinized in relation to historically-situated transatlantic transitions, transformations, and border crossings. The volume is underpinned by a thorough examination of historical and conceptual frameworks and prioritizes notions of circulation and exchange, as opposed to transfer and continuance, in its analysis of authors, texts, and ideas. The collection is concerned with the movement of people, texts, and ideas in the currents of transatlantic markets and politics, taking a fresh look at a range of canonical and popular writers of the period, including Austen, Poe, Crèvecoeur, Brockden Brown, Sedgwick, Hemans, Bulwer-Lytton, Dickens, and Melville. In different ways, the essays gathered together here are concerned with the potentially empowering realities of the transitive, circulatory, and contingent experiences of transatlantic literary and cultural production as they are manifest in the long nineteenth century.

Imagining Transatlantic Slavery

Imagining Transatlantic Slavery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230277101
Author: C. Kaplan,J. Oldfield
Publisher: Springer
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Imagining Transatlantic Slavery by C. Kaplan,J. Oldfield Book Resume:

This exciting interdisciplinary volume, featuring contributions from a group of leading international scholars, reflects on the long history of representations of transatlantic slaves and slavery, encompassing a broad chronological range, from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective

Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137334487
Author: Manuela Achilles,Dana Elzey
Publisher: Springer
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Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective by Manuela Achilles,Dana Elzey Book Resume:

Experts from business, academia, governmental agencies and non-profit think tanks to form a transnational and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the combined challenges of environmental sustainability and energy security in the United States and Germany.

Modernist Experiments in Genre, Media, and Transatlantic Print Culture

Modernist Experiments in Genre, Media, and Transatlantic Print Culture [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317094530
Author: Jennifer Julia Sorensen
Publisher: Routledge
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Modernist Experiments in Genre, Media, and Transatlantic Print Culture by Jennifer Julia Sorensen Book Resume:

The years from 1890 through 1935 witnessed an explosion of print, both in terms of the variety of venues for publication and in the vast circulation figures and the quantity of print forums. Arguing that the formal strategies of modernist texts can only be fully understood in the context of the material forms and circuits of print culture through which they were produced and distributed, Jennifer Sorensen shows how authors and publishers conceptualized the material text as an object, as a body, and as an ontological problem. She examines works by Henry James, Jean Toomer, Djuna Barnes, Katherine Mansfield, and Virginia Woolf, showing that they understood acts of reading as materially mediated encounters. Sorensen draws on recent textual theory, media theory, archival materials, and paratexts such as advertisements, illustrations, book designs, drafts, diaries, dust jackets, notes, and frontispieces, to demonstrate how these writers radically redefined literary genres and refashioned the material forms through which their literary experiments reached the public. Placing the literary text at the center of inquiry while simultaneously expanding the boundaries of what counts as that, Sorensen shows that modernist generic and formal experimentation was deeply engaged with specific print histories that generated competitive media ecologies of competition and hybridization.

Transatlantic Passages

Transatlantic Passages [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0773581286
Author: Paula Gilbert,Miléna Santoro
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Transatlantic Passages by Paula Gilbert,Miléna Santoro Book Resume:

Despite a burgeoning interest in transatlantic and regional studies, the long-standing cultural connections between francophone communities on both sides of the Atlantic have received little critical attention. Transatlantic Passages presents essays, interviews, and images that address the often-neglected cultural commerce integral to understanding historical and contemporary identities in Quebec and francophone Europe.