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Imagining Outer Space

Imagining Outer Space Author Alexander C.T. Geppert
ISBN-10 9781349953394
Release 2018-04-25
Pages 443
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Imagining Outer Space makes a captivating advance into the cultural history of outer space and extraterrestrial life in the European imagination. How was outer space conceived and communicated? What promises of interplanetary expansion and cosmic colonization propelled the project of human spaceflight to the forefront of twentieth-century modernity? In what way has West-European astroculture been affected by the continuous exploration of outer space? Tracing the thriving interest in spatiality to early attempts at exploring imaginary worlds beyond our own, the book analyzes contact points between science and fiction from a transdisciplinary perspective and examines sites and situations where utopian images and futuristic technologies contributed to the omnipresence of fantasmatic thought. Bringing together state-of-the-art work in this emerging field of historical research, the volume breaks new ground in the historicization of the Space Age.



Authorship in Context

Authorship in Context Author Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi
ISBN-10 1403949018
Release 2007-04-15
Pages 256
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This book maps the terrain of Anglo-American authorship as it shifts from a theoretical to a more material approach to its study in contexts recognized as key to its development: the nineteenth-century literary marketplace, twentieth-century experimentalism and postmodern culture. Gender and (post)colonial issues around authorial identity and literary work are further explored in relation to publishing policies, graphic media, and the Internet.



Extreme Occident

Extreme Occident Author Jean-Philippe Mathy
ISBN-10 0226510646
Release 1993-11-15
Pages 307
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What does "America" mean to French intellectuals? Is it a postmodern ideal situated beyond history and metaphysics? A source of spiritual decadence that threatens the European tradition? Or is it "Extrême-Occident," the Far Western site that gives historical reality to the utopias of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment? Jean-Philippe Mathy offers the first systematic examination of French texts that address the question of America. He shows how prominent French intellectuals have represented America as myth and metaphor, covering the entire ideological spectrum from Maurras to Duhamel, and from Sartre to Aron. The texts themselves range from novels and poems to travel narratives and philosophical essays by Claudel, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Lyotard, Baudrillard, Kristeva, and many others. Mathy deftly situates these discourses on America against the background of French intellectual and political history since 1789. The judgments on American culture that originate in France, he contends, are also statements about France itself. Widespread condemnation of American materialism and pragmatism cuts across deep ideological and political divides in France, primarily because French intellectuals still operate within a framework of critical and aesthetic models born in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance and elaborated in the age of French classicism. Mathy engages issues central to interpreting the American experience, such as the current controversies over multiculturalism and Eurocentrism. Although Mathy deals mainly with French authors, he does not limit himself to them. Rather, he uses a comparative, cross-cultural approach that also takes in accounts of America by Nietzsche, Heidegger, Junger, Gramsci, and other Europeans, as well as American self-interpretations from Emerson and Dewey to Cornel West and Christopher Lasch. Because debates on American modernity have played a crucial intellectual role in France, Extrême-Occident is a major contribution to modern French cultural history. It will be essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the main currents of twentieth-century French thought.



Guide to play selection

Guide to play selection Author NCTE Liaison Committee
ISBN-10 0814119468
Release 1975-06
Pages 292
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Guide to play selection has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Guide to play selection also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Guide to play selection book for free.



Letters at 3am

Letters at 3am Author Michael Ventura
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032739479
Release 1993-11-01
Pages 247
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These hard-hitting, heart-rending pieces, collected from L.A. Weekly, cover the continent's shadow from Brooklyn to Texas to Hollywood - & across to the shores of the Gulf War. More than comments on the 90's scene, they chronicle a civilization in agony. As media conglomerates & 'correct' academic experts dominate American discourse, Ventura's clear, no b.s. language, his ancient Sicilian passion & his courage to speak out have become crucial to the health of the body politic. "Michael Ventura's essays brilliantly diagnose our fin-de-siecle. These concise, elegant & somehow 'final' testimonies are the work of an uncompromising spirit. I was happy to share the wonder of his discoveries & felt the burden & strangeness of our generations peculiar 'job' as the millennium roars to a close."--Andrei Codrescu.



The Prospecting Party

The Prospecting Party Author Jeffrey Trudgian
ISBN-10 9781925027471
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The Prospecting Party has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Prospecting Party also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Prospecting Party book for free.



Microbiology Fundamentals

Microbiology Fundamentals Author Marjorie Kelly Cowan
ISBN-10 9781259293856
Release 2015-02-16
Pages 736
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Cowan’s Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach is The Perfect Fit to align with your course. Here's why: •The author team includes a practicing nurse to help students see how the content fits in their lives and relates to their future career on every page.



It All Started with Columbus

It All Started with Columbus Author Richard Armour
ISBN-10 OCLC:24576901
Release 1963
Pages 119
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Fleeting Cities

Fleeting Cities Author A. Geppert
ISBN-10 9780230281837
Release 2010-11-03
Pages 406
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Imperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin were knots in a world wide web. Conceptualizing expositions as meta-media, Fleeting Cities constitutes a transnational and transdisciplinary investigation into how modernity was created and displayed, consumed and disputed in the European metropolis around 1900.



Nihilism Before Nietzsche

Nihilism Before Nietzsche Author Michael Allen Gillespie
ISBN-10 0226293483
Release 1996-10-01
Pages 311
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Reconstructing nihilism's intellectual and spiritual origins before it was given its determinative definition by Nietzsche, Gillespie focuses on the crucial turning points in the development of nihilism, from Ockham and the nominalist revolution to Descartes, Fichte, the German Romantics, the Russian nihilists and Nietzsche himself. His analysis shows that nihilism is not the result of the death of God, as Nietzsche believed, but the consequence of a new idea of God as a God of will who overturns all eternal standards of truth and justice. To understand nihilism, one has to understand how this notion of God came to inform a new notion of man and nature, one that puts will in place of reason, and freedom in place of necessity and order. This unprecedented reconstruction of one of the most influential philosophies of our time will be of critical importance to philosophers and political theorists.



Kill Floor

Kill Floor Author Abe Koogler
ISBN-10 9781474294577
Release 2016-06-13
Pages 80
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See in my opinion there are two types of people in the world. There are people who actually do something with their lives? Who have some kind of values or something? And then there are people like you. A small town. Today. Following a long incarceration, Andy returns to her hometown to restart her life. After securing a job at the local slaughterhouse, the challenges of reentry unfold as she reconnects with her teenage son, B, a staunch vegetarian with a life he's unwilling to share with his mother. Writer Abe Koogler has written a funny, surprising and moving search for connection in modern America. Kill Floor received its world premiere at New York's LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in October 2015 and played at American Theatre Company, Chicago, from March 2016.



Karen s Witch Baby Sitters Little Sister 1

Karen s Witch  Baby Sitters Little Sister  1 Author Ann M. Martin
ISBN-10 9781338044423
Release 2016-02-23
Pages 112
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Karen lives next door to an old lady named Mrs. Porter. Mrs. Porter wears long black robes and has wild grey hair. Her black cat is named Midnight. No wonder Karen thinks Mrs. Porter is a witch! Mrs. Porter is having a meeting at her house. Karen is sure the meeting is for witches. Are the witches going to cast a spell on Karen? Or will she be brave enough to send them away - once and for all?



Vienna Secrets

Vienna Secrets Author Frank Tallis
ISBN-10 9781588369444
Release 2010-02-23
Pages 400
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In Freud’s dangerous, dazzling Vienna of 1903, an ingenious doctor and an intrepid detective again challenge psychotic criminals across a landscape teetering between the sophisticated and the savage, the thrilling future and the primitive past. On opposite sides of the city, two men are found beheaded on church grounds. Detective Inspector Oskar Reinhardt is baffled. Could the killer be mentally ill, someone the victims came into contact with? Some are even blaming the murders on the devil. But when psychoanalyst Dr. Max Liebermann learns that both victims were vocal members of a shadowy anti-Semitic group, he turns his gaze to the city’s close-knit Hasidic community. The doctor is drawn into an urban underworld that hosts and hides virulent racists on one side and followers of kabbalah on the other. And as the evidence—and bodies—pile up, Liebermann must reconsider his own path, the one that led him away from the miraculous and toward a life of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Black Rose

The Black Rose Author Go-Max
ISBN-10 1462853102
Release 2011-07-27
Pages 79
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There are moments in time that we all share. Some moments feel like we have already experienced them. Like the French word deja vu. Yet they're not quite like deja vu. But some individuals will truly feel as if there were experiencing a moment, yes a moment that they knew of beforehand. There are those who dream dreams and later in their lives or others. That dream becomes reality. We would address this gift as a premonition. Then there are few, just a few, who believe that they are lucky. They may even feel that their special, unique, and even sometimes bulletproof. In this tale, we have a prophecy. From a man who chose to displace himself from society. To live a simple life. He will relate to is grandson his dreams and visions. His grandson which was his soul relation. Of a set of the events that will change his grandson's way of life as he knew it. Yet his grandson knew deep down in his soul, that this was to be. He will meet not only his friends, but someone who knew they were very unique. His life will become entangled with someone who is cunning, dangerous, and very confident. So confident in fact that they truly believed that they were invincible.



The Gay Place

The Gay Place Author Billy Lee Brammer
ISBN-10 9781480461031
Release 2013-12-17
Pages 526
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“The best novel about American politics in our time.” —Willie Morris Set deep in the heart of Texas, The Gay Place consists of three interlocking novels—The Flea Circus, Room Enough to Caper, and Country Pleasures—each with a different protagonist. Unifying the stories is Texas governor Arthur Fenstemaker, a canny master politician modeled on Lyndon Johnson, for whom the author served as a press aide. The governor uses any means necessary to do what needs to be done, while the other characters struggle with their conflicts of marriage and family, love and lust. Originally published in 1961, The Gay Place withstands the test of time—the themes of power, money, and family are eternally resonant. At once a political novel and a character study, Billy Lee Brammer’s classic stands among the best novels about the Lone Star state.



On Violence

On Violence Author Bruce B. Lawrence
ISBN-10 9780822390169
Release 2007-11-15
Pages 592
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This anthology brings together classic perspectives on violence, putting into productive conversation the thought of well-known theorists and activists, including Hannah Arendt, Karl Marx, G. W. F. Hegel, Osama bin Laden, Sigmund Freud, Frantz Fanon, Thomas Hobbes, and Pierre Bourdieu. The volume proceeds from the editors’ contention that violence is always historically contingent; it must be contextualized to be understood. They argue that violence is a process rather than a discrete product. It is intrinsic to the human condition, an inescapable fact of life that can be channeled and reckoned with but never completely suppressed. Above all, they seek to illuminate the relationship between action and knowledge about violence, and to examine how one might speak about violence without replicating or perpetuating it. On Violence is divided into five sections. Underscoring the connection between violence and economic world orders, the first section explores the dialectical relationship between domination and subordination. The second section brings together pieces by political actors who spoke about the tension between violence and nonviolence—Gandhi, Hitler, and Malcolm X—and by critics who have commented on that tension. The third grouping examines institutional faces of violence—familial, legal, and religious—while the fourth reflects on state violence. With a focus on issues of representation, the final section includes pieces on the relationship between violence and art, stories, and the media. The editors’ introduction to each section highlights the significant theoretical points raised and the interconnections between the essays. Brief introductions to individual selections provide information about the authors and their particular contributions to theories of violence. With selections by: Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Osama bin Laden, Pierre Bourdieu, André Breton, James Cone, Robert M. Cover, Gilles Deleuze, Friedrich Engels, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Mohandas Gandhi, René Girard, Linda Gordon, Antonio Gramsci, Félix Guattari, G. W. F. Hegel, Adolf Hitler, Thomas Hobbes, Bruce B. Lawrence, Elliott Leyton, Catharine MacKinnon, Malcolm X, Dorothy Martin, Karl Marx, Chandra Muzaffar, James C. Scott, Kristine Stiles, Michael Taussig, Leon Trotsky, Simone Weil, Sharon Welch, Raymond Williams



Reality Inspector

Reality Inspector Author John Caris
ISBN-10 0960732004
Release 1982-02-01
Pages 163
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A world championship chess match is the backdrop for this intriguing science fiction detective story. The main computer of the Federal Reserve is being tampered with and the results can destroy the U.S. economy. Actual chess games are used, and they act as launching pads for journeys into strange and challenging worlds.