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The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis

The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis Author Machado de Assis
ISBN-10 9780871404978
Release 2018-06-12
Pages 992
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A landmark event, the complete stories of Machado de Assis finally appear in English for the first time in this extraordinary new translation. Widely acclaimed as the progenitor of twentieth-century Latin American fiction, Machado de Assis (1839–1908)—the son of a mulatto father and a washerwoman, and the grandson of freed slaves—was hailed in his lifetime as Brazil’s greatest writer. His prodigious output of novels, plays, and stories rivaled contemporaries like Chekhov, Flaubert, and Maupassant, but, shockingly, he was barely translated into English until 1963 and still lacks proper recognition today. Drawn to the master’s psychologically probing tales of fin-de-siecle Rio de Janeiro, a world populated with dissolute plutocrats, grasping parvenus, and struggling spinsters, acclaimed translators Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson have now combined Machado’s seven short-story collections into one volume, featuring seventy-six stories, a dozen appearing in English for the first time. Born in the outskirts of Rio, Machado displayed a precocious interest in books and languages and, despite his impoverished background, miraculously became a well-known intellectual figure in Brazil’s capital by his early twenties. His daring narrative techniques and coolly ironic voice resemble those of Thomas Hardy and Henry James, but more than either of these writers, Machado engages in an open playfulness with his reader—as when his narrator toys with readers’ expectations of what makes a female heroine in “Miss Dollar,” or questions the sincerity of a slave’s concern for his dying master in “The Tale of the Cabriolet.” Predominantly set in the late nineteenth-century aspiring world of Rio de Janeiro—a city in the midst of an intense transformation from colonial backwater to imperial metropolis—the postcolonial realism of Machado’s stories anticipates a dominant theme of twentieth-century literature. Readers witness the bourgeoisie of Rio both at play, and, occasionally, attempting to be serious, as depicted by the chief character of “The Alienist,” who makes naively grandiose claims for his Brazilian hometown at the expense of the cultural capitals of Europe. Signifiers of new wealth and social status abound through the landmarks that populate Machado’s stories, enlivening a world in the throes of transformation: from the elegant gardens of Passeio Público and the vibrant Rua do Ouvidor—the long, narrow street of fashionable shops, theaters and cafés, “the Via Dolorosa of long-suffering husbands”—to the port areas of Saúde and Gamboa, and the former Valongo slave market. One of the greatest masters of the twentieth century, Machado reveals himself to be an obsessive collector of other people’s lives, who writes: “There are no mysteries for an author who can scrutinize every nook and cranny of the human heart.” Now, The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis brings together, for the first time in English, all of the stories contained in the seven collections published in his lifetime, from 1870 to 1906. A landmark literary event, this majestic translation reintroduces a literary giant who must finally be integrated into the world literary canon.



The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis

The Collected Stories of Machado de Assis Author Machado de Assis
ISBN-10 0871404966
Release 2018-06-12
Pages 992
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A landmark event, the complete stories of Machado de Assis finally appear in English for the first time in this extraordinary new translation.



The Death of Democracy

The Death of Democracy Author Benjamin Carter Hett
ISBN-10 9781250162519
Release 2018-04-03
Pages 288
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A riveting account of how the Nazi Party came to power and how the failures of the Weimar Republic and the shortsightedness of German politicians allowed it to happen. Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Adolf Hitler to seize power? In The Death of Democracy, Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time. To say that Hitler was elected is too simple. He would never have come to power if Germany’s leading politicians had not responded to a spate of populist insurgencies by trying to co-opt him, a strategy that backed them into a corner from which the only way out was to bring the Nazis in. Hett lays bare the misguided confidence of conservative politicians who believed that Hitler and his followers would willingly support them, not recognizing that their efforts to use the Nazis actually played into Hitler’s hands. They had willingly given him the tools to turn Germany into a vicious dictatorship. Benjamin Carter Hett is a leading scholar of twentieth-century Germany and a gifted storyteller whose portraits of these feckless politicians show how fragile democracy can be when those in power do not respect it. He offers a powerful lesson for today, when democracy once again finds itself embattled and the siren song of strongmen sounds ever louder.



The Book of Why

The Book of Why Author Judea Pearl
ISBN-10 9780465097616
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 432
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How the study of causality revolutionized science and the world "Correlation is not causation." This mantra, chanted by scientists for more than a century, has led to a virtual prohibition on causal talk. Today, that taboo is dead. The causal revolution, instigated by Judea Pearl and his colleagues, has cut through a century of confusion and established causality--the study of cause and effect--on a firm scientific basis. His work explains how we can know easy things, like whether it was rain or a sprinkler that made a sidewalk wet; and how to answer hard questions, like whether a drug cured an illness. Pearl's work enables us to know not just whether one thing causes another: it lets us explore the world that is and the worlds that could have been. It shows us the essence of human thought and key to artificial intelligence. Anyone who wants to understand either needs The Book of Why.



They Thought They Were Free

They Thought They Were Free Author Milton Mayer
ISBN-10 9780226525976
Release 2017-11-28
Pages 368
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“When this book was first published it received some attention from the critics but none at all from the public. Nazism was finished in the bunker in Berlin and its death warrant signed on the bench at Nuremberg.” That’s Milton Mayer, writing in a foreword to the 1966 edition of They Thought They Were Free. He’s right about the critics: the book was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1956. General readers may have been slower to take notice, but over time they did—what we’ve seen over decades is that any time people, across the political spectrum, start to feel that freedom is threatened, the book experiences a ripple of word-of-mouth interest. And that interest has never been more prominent or potent than what we’ve seen in the past year. They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayer’s book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name “Kronenberg.” “These ten men were not men of distinction,” Mayer noted, but they had been members of the Nazi Party; Mayer wanted to discover what had made them Nazis. His discussions with them of Nazism, the rise of the Reich, and mass complicity with evil became the backbone of this book, an indictment of the ordinary German that is all the more powerful for its refusal to let the rest of us pretend that our moment, our society, our country are fundamentally immune. A new foreword to this edition by eminent historian of the Reich Richard J. Evans puts the book in historical and contemporary context. We live in an age of fervid politics and hyperbolic rhetoric. They Thought They Were Free cuts through that, revealing instead the slow, quiet accretions of change, complicity, and abdication of moral authority that quietly mark the rise of evil.



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He Author John Connolly
ISBN-10 1473663628
Release 2017-08-24
Pages 464
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John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity and the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists. An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . . And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe. he is Stan Laurel. But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction. With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel &Hardy.



Defying Hitler

Defying Hitler Author Sebastian Haffner
ISBN-10 0312421133
Release 2003-08-01
Pages 309
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A memoir on the rise of Nazism in Germany and the lives of ordinary German citizens between the two world wars finds the author witnessing such developments as the rise of the First Free Corps, the Hitler Youth movement and Stresemann years, and Hitler's coming to power. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.



Lost in Math

Lost in Math Author Sabine Hossenfelder
ISBN-10 9780465094264
Release 2018-06-12
Pages 304
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A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more than four decades. The belief in beauty has become so dogmatic that it now conflicts with scientific objectivity: observation has been unable to confirm mindboggling theories, like supersymmetry or grand unification, invented by physicists based on aesthetic criteria. Worse, these "too good to not be true" theories are actually untestable and they have left the field in a cul-de-sac. To escape, physicists must rethink their methods. Only by embracing reality as it is can science discover the truth.



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2018 Weekly Goal Setting Planner

2018 Weekly Goal Setting Planner Author Donavan Thomas
ISBN-10 9781387251315
Release 2017-09-24
Pages 100
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2018 Weekly Goal Setting Planner has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from 2018 Weekly Goal Setting Planner also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full 2018 Weekly Goal Setting Planner book for free.



The Observer s Guide to Planetary Motion

The Observer s Guide to Planetary Motion Author Dominic Ford
ISBN-10 9781493906291
Release 2014-05-14
Pages 240
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To the naked eye, the most evident defining feature of the planets is their motion across the night sky. It was this motion that allowed ancient civilizations to single them out as different from fixed stars. “The Observer’s Guide to Planetary Motion” takes each planet and its moons (if it has them) in turn and describes how the geometry of the Solar System gives rise to its observed motions. Although the motions of the planets may be described as simple elliptical orbits around the Sun, we have to observe them from a particular vantage point: the Earth, which spins daily on its axis and circles around the Sun each year. The motions of the planets as observed relative to this spinning observatory take on more complicated patterns. Periodically, objects become prominent in the night sky for a few weeks or months, while at other times they pass too close to the Sun to be observed. “The Observer’s Guide to Planetary Motion” provides accurate tables of the best time for observing each planet, together with other notable events in their orbits, helping amateur astronomers plan when and what to observe. Uniquely each of the chapters includes extensive explanatory text, relating the events listed to the physical geometry of the Solar System. Along the way, many questions are answered: Why does Mars take over two years between apparitions (the times when it is visible from Earth) in the night sky, while Uranus and Neptune take almost exactly a year? Why do planets appear higher in the night sky when they’re visible in the winter months? Why do Saturn’s rings appear to open and close every 15 years? This book places seemingly disparate astronomical events into an understandable three-dimensional structure, enabling an appreciation that, for example, very good apparitions of Mars come around roughly every 15 years and that those in 2018 and 2035 will be nearly as good as that seen in 2003. Events are listed for the time period 2010-2030 and in the case of rarer events (such as eclipses and apparitions of Mars) even longer time periods are covered. A short closing chapter describes the seasonal appearance of deep sky objects, which follow an annual cycle as a result of Earth’s orbital motion around the Sun.



2017 18 College Weekly Goal Setting Planner

2017 18 College Weekly Goal Setting Planner Author Donavan Thomas
ISBN-10 9781365809576
Release 2017-06-25
Pages 110
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The 2017-18 College Weekly Goal Setting Planner (GS Planner) is a combination of a goal setting planner and a time management calendar. College students can use the GS Planner to set short-term and long-term goals they want to achieve. Students can also use the planner to manage their time efficiently. The GS Planner consists of a Goal Setting Exercise, a monthly budget, a monthly calendar, a weekly planner and a new section, a Student Career Guide. The Student Career Guide provides valuable information about preparing for an interview, writing a resume, cover letter and thank you letter.



2017 18 High School Weekly Goal Setting Planner

2017 18 High School Weekly Goal Setting Planner Author Donavan Thomas
ISBN-10 9781365806216
Release 2017-07-03
Pages 98
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The 2017-18 High School Weekly Goal Setting Planner (the High School GS Planner) was designed specially for high school students in grades 9 - 11. It is a combination of a goal setting guide and a weekly planner. The High School GS Planner consists of a Graduation Requirement Worksheet, a Student Self-Assessment Worksheet, a monthly calendar, a weekly planner and a Student Career Guide. Students can use the Graduation Requirement Worksheet to help them successfully complete the requirements for graduating. They can use the Student Self-Assessment Worksheet to help them set goals they want to achieve and maximize their high school experience. They can use the weekly planner to organize their daily activities and manage their time efficiently. They can use the Student Career Guide to help them prepare of job interviews during the summer.



2017 18 College Goal Setting Planner for Student Athletes

2017 18 College Goal Setting Planner for Student Athletes Author Donavan Thomas
ISBN-10 9781387195848
Release 2017-08-30
Pages 110
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The 2017-18 College Goal Setting Planner for Student Athletes (the Planner) is a combination of a goal setting planner and a time management calendar. Student athletes can use the Planner to set short-term and long-term goals they want to achieve. Student athletes can also use the planner to manage their time efficiently. The Planner consists of a Goal Setting Exercise, a monthly budget, a monthly calendar, a weekly planner and a new section, a Student Career Guide. The Student Career Guide provides valuable information about preparing for an interview, writing a resume, cover letter and thank you letter.



Weekly Shonen Jump 06 18 2018

Weekly Shonen Jump 06 18 2018 Author Kazue Kato, Yuki Tabata, Kohei Horikoshi, Tadatoshi Fujimaki, Eiichiro Oda, ONE, Yusuke Murata, Takaya Kagami, Yamato Yamamoto, Daisuke Furuya, Yuto Tsukuda, Shun Saeki, Koji Oishi, Kaiu Shirai, Kenta Shinohara, Posuka Demizu, Taishi Tsutsui, Hideyuki Furuhashi, Kazuki Takahashi, Naohito Miyoshi, Masahiro Hirokubo, Gen Osuga, Ryoji Hirano, Gege Akutami, Rokurou Sano, Kentarou Hidano, Haruto Ikezawa, Hiroshi Shiibashi, Masayoshi Satosho, Kazusa Inaoka
ISBN-10 PKEY:WSJ180618
Release 2018-06-18
Pages 209
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In Black Clover, the Black Bulls continue to try and free their friends' minds from the elves! Can the spell be broken? And in One-Punch Man, it's the Hero Association vs. the Monster Association. Which Association will win?! Plus, major destruction in My Hero Academia as Endeavour throws down!



The Darkening Age

The Darkening Age Author Catherine Nixey
ISBN-10 9780544800939
Release 2018-04-17
Pages 384
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A bold new history of the rise of Christianity, showing how its radical followers ravaged vast swathes of classical culture, plunging the world into an era of dogma and intellectual darkness “Searingly passionate…Nixey writes up a storm. Each sentence is rich, textured, evocative, felt…[A] ballista-bolt of a book.” —New York Times Book Review In Harran, the locals refused to convert. They were dismembered, their limbs hung along the town’s main street. In Alexandria, zealots pulled the elderly philosopher-mathematician Hypatia from her chariot and flayed her to death with shards of broken pottery. Not long before, their fellow Christians had invaded the city’s greatest temple and razed it—smashing its world-famous statues and destroying all that was left of Alexandria’s Great Library. Today, we refer to Christianity’s conquest of the West as a “triumph.” But this victory entailed an orgy of destruction in which Jesus’s followers attacked and suppressed classical culture, helping to pitch Western civilization into a thousand-year-long decline. Just one percent of Latin literature would survive the purge; countless antiquities, artworks, and ancient traditions were lost forever. As Catherine Nixey reveals, evidence of early Christians’ campaign of terror has been hiding in plain sight: in the palimpsests and shattered statues proudly displayed in churches and museums the world over. In The Darkening Age, Nixey resurrects this lost history, offering a wrenching account of the rise of Christianity and its terrible cost.