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Measuring the World

Measuring the World Author Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN-10 0307496759
Release 2009-03-12
Pages 272
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Measuring the World marks the debut of a glorious new talent on the international scene. Young Austrian writer Daniel Kehlmann’s brilliant comic novel revolves around the meeting of two colossal geniuses of the Enlightenment. Late in the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, the aristocratic naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, negotiates jungles, voyages down the Orinoco River, tastes poisons, climbs the highest mountain known to man, counts head lice, and explores and measures every cave and hill he comes across. The other, the reclusive and barely socialized mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, can prove that space is curved without leaving his home. Terrifyingly famous and wildly eccentric, these two polar opposites finally meet in Berlin in 1828, and are immediately embroiled in the turmoil of the post-Napolean world. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching Author Larry Bird
ISBN-10 9780446930437
Release 1999-12-14
Pages 336
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Larry Bird captured the imagination and admiration of basketball fans throughout his thirteen-year career with the Boston Celtics with his trademark style of creative, intelligent, exciting, and hard-nosed play. And then, last year in his rookie season as head coach of the Indiana Pacers, he infused the team with these same qualities -- and the results were remarkable. He turned around a slumping franchise and led the Pacers to the conference finals. To finish off a great season, Bird was named the NBA's "Coach of the Year" -- quite an accolade for Bird, who had never coached before and surprised many fans with his unusual and unorthodox coaching methods. This book is a look into one of the greatest minds to have ever stepped on a hardwood court. Larry Bird shares his inner thoughts on basketball that to date only his Celtic teammates and Pacers players have been privy. From dissecting offensive and defensive strategies to assessing the talent of NBA players; from sharing the genesis of his coaching philosophies to how he deals with today's overpriced and temperamental players, it's all there. This book is Larry Bird's basketball playbook, and it's the one book every basketball fan will want to read. Cover design by Tom Tafuri Cover photograph by Glenn James/NBA Photos


F Author Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN-10 9780804171595
Release 2015
Pages 256
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From the internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World, here is a dazzling tragicomedy about the three sons of a lost father. Arthur Friedland is a wannabe writer who one day takes his sons to a performance by the Great Lindemann, Master of Hypnosis. Arthur declares himself immune to hypnosis and a disbeliever in magic. But the Great Lindemann knows better, and after he extracts Arthur's deepest secrets and tells him to make them real, Arthur empties the family bank account and vanishes. He goes on to become a world-famous author, a master of the mystical. (F is for fake.) But what of his abandoned boys? The painfully shy Martin grows up to be a priest without a vocation. (F is for faith, and lack of it.) Eric becomes a financier on the brink of ruin (F is for fraud), while Ivan, hoping for glory as a painter, instead becomes a forger. (F is for forgery, too.) During the summer before the global financial crisis, they are thrown together again with cataclysmic results. Wildly funny and heartbreaking, Daniel Kehlmann's novel about truth, family, and the terrible power of fortune is a fictional triumph.

Me and Kaminski

Me and Kaminski Author Daniel Kehlmann
ISBN-10 9780307377814
Release 2008-11-18
Pages 208
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Sebastian Zollner is searching for his big break. A failure as a journalist, a boyfriend, and a human being, he sets out to write the essential biography of the eccentric painter Manuel Kaminski. All he needs to do is ingratiate himself into Kaminski’s family, wait for him to kick the bucket, and then reap the rewards. There’s only one problem. Kaminski has an agenda of his own, an agenda that will send them on a wild-goose chase to places neither of them ever expected to go. Told with Nabokovian wit and an edgy intelligence, Me and Kaminski is a shrewd send-up of art and journalistic pretensions from the internationally acclaimed author of Measuring the World. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Century of the Child

The Century of the Child Author Ellen Karolina Sofia Key
Release 1909
Pages 339
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The Century of the Child has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Century of the Child also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Century of the Child book for free.

A Month in the Country

A Month in the Country Author J.L. Carr
ISBN-10 9781590176832
Release 2012-08-29
Pages 160
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In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.

Stanford White

Stanford White Author Wayne Craven
ISBN-10 0231133448
Release 2005
Pages 264
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Based on the archives of the Avery Architectural Library of Columbia University and the New York Historical Society, this refreshing portrait of one of America's most prominent architects is at the same time a document of the sweeping social and cultural changes taking place in the country at the turn of the twentieth century. A biography of Stanford White and more, the book recovers a neglected yet significant part of White's career -- a career that not only set the bar for twentieth-century architecture but also defined the newly emerging profession of interior design.

Narrative Across Media

Narrative Across Media Author Marie-Laure Ryan
ISBN-10 0803289936
Release 2004
Pages 422
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Narratology has been conceived from its earliest days as a project that transcends disciplines and media. The essays gathered here address the question of how narrative migrates, mutates, and creates meaning as it is expressed across various media. Dividing the inquiry into five areas: face-to-face narrative, still pictures, moving pictures, music, and digital media, Narrative across Media investigates how the intrinsic properties of the supporting medium shape the form of narrative and affect the narrative experience. Unlike other interdisciplinary approaches to narrative studies, all of which have tended to concentrate on narrative across language-supported fields, this unique collection provides a much-needed analysis of how narrative operates when expressed through visual, gestural, electronic, and musical means. In doing so, the collection redefines the act of storytelling. Although the fields of media and narrative studies have been invigorated by a variety of theoretical approaches, this volume seeks to avoid a dominant theoretical bias by providing instead a collection of concrete studies that inspire a direct look at texts rather than relying on a particular theory of interpretation. A contribution to both narrative and media studies, Narrative across Media is the first attempt to bridge the two disciplines.

Remixing Reggaet n

Remixing Reggaet  n Author Petra R. Rivera-Rideau
ISBN-10 9780822375258
Release 2015-09-19
Pages 240
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Puerto Rico is often depicted as a "racial democracy" in which a history of race mixture has produced a racially harmonious society. In Remixing Reggaetón, Petra R. Rivera-Rideau shows how reggaetón musicians critique racial democracy's privileging of whiteness and concealment of racism by expressing identities that center blackness and African diasporic belonging. Stars such as Tego Calderón criticize the Puerto Rican mainstream's tendency to praise black culture but neglecting and marginalizing the island's black population, while Ivy Queen, the genre's most visible woman, disrupts the associations between whiteness and respectability that support official discourses of racial democracy. From censorship campaigns on the island that sought to devalue reggaetón, to its subsequent mass marketing to U.S. Latino listeners, Rivera-Rideau traces reggaetón's origins and its transformation from the music of San Juan's slums into a global pop phenomenon. Reggaetón, she demonstrates, provides a language to speak about the black presence in Puerto Rico and a way to build links between the island and the African diaspora.


Smonk Author Tom Franklin
ISBN-10 0061842621
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 272
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It's 1911 and the townsfolk of Old Texas, Alabama, have had enough. Every Saturday night for a year, E. O. Smonk has been destroying property, killing livestock, seducing women, cheating and beating men, all from behind the twin barrels of his Winchester 45-70 caliber over-and-under rifle. Syphilitic, consumptive, gouty, and goitered—an expert with explosives and knives—Smonk hates horses, goats, and the Irish, and it's high time he was stopped. But capturing old Smonk won't be easy—and putting him on trial could have shocking and disastrous consequences, considering the terrible secret the citizens of Old Texas are hiding.


Blumenberg Author Sibylle Lewitscharoff
ISBN-10 085742369X
Release 2016-12-15
Pages 224
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One night, German philosopher Hans Blumenberg returns to his study to find a shocking sight--a lion lying on the floor as if it's the most natural thing in the world. The lion stretches comfortably on the Turkmen rug, eyes resting on Blumenberg. The philosopher with some effort retains his composure, even when the next day during his lecture the lion makes another appearance, ambling slowly down the center aisle. Blumenberg glances around; the seats are full, but none of his students seem to see the lion. What is going on here? Blumenberg is the captivating and witty fictional tale of this likable philosopher and the handful of students who come under the spell of the supernatural lion--including skinny Gerhard Optatus Baur, a promising young Blumenbergian, and the delicate, haughty Isa, who falls head over heels in love with the wrong man. Written by Sibylle Lewitscharoff, whom Die Welt called the "most dazzling stylist of contemporary German literature," Blumenberg will delight English readers.


Klick Author CORNELSEN
ISBN-10 3060319359
Release 2010
Pages 56
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Klick has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Klick also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Klick book for free.

We Make Magazines

We Make Magazines Author Andrew Losowsky
ISBN-10 3899552466
Release 2009
Pages 318
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'We Make Magazines' explores magazine culture and celebrates the energy and visual dynamite that can be found outside the publishing mainstream. It features exclusive interviews with international experts and illustrates the diverse topics that are fundamental to magazine publishing. While showcasing more than 100 independent magazines from 30 countries around the globe with stunning spreads and layouts, it also includes a directory to over 700 of the most cutting-edge independent magazines.

Grammar in the Classroom

Grammar in the Classroom Author Mark Lester
ISBN-10 0023700602
Release 1990
Pages 516
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Grammar in the Classroom has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Grammar in the Classroom also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Grammar in the Classroom book for free.


Impromptus Author Gottfried Benn
ISBN-10 0374175373
Release 2013-11-05
Pages 416
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An extraordinary collection of poetry and prose from the master of German expressionism The first poem in Gottfried Benn's first book, Morgue (1912)--written in an hour, published in a week, and notorious ever after--with its scandalous closing image of an aster sewn into a corpse by a playful medical student, set Benn on the path to celebrity and notoriety. And indeed, mortality, flowers, and powerful aesthetic collisions typify much of his subsequent work. Over the decades, as Benn suffered the vicissitudes of fate (the death of his mother from cancer; the death of his first wife, Edith; his brief attempt to ingratiate himself with the Nazis, followed by their persecution of him; the suicide of his second wife, Herta), the harsh voice of the poems relented and mellowed. His later poetry--from which Impromptus is chiefly drawn, many of the poems translated into English for the first time--is deeply affecting: it reflects the routines and sorrows and meditations of an intelligent, pessimistic, and experienced man. Written in the low, unupholstered monologue of the poet talking to himself, these works are slender ribbons of speech on the naked edge of song and silence. With this collection of poems and essays--edited and translated by the award-winning poet Michael Hofmann--Benn, at long last, promises to attain the presence and importance in the English-speaking world that he so richly deserves.

Versuch ber Den Roman

Versuch   ber Den Roman Author Friedrich Blanckenburg
ISBN-10 3847291890
Release 2012-06
Pages 312
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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten