A Piece of the World

A Piece of the World
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN: 9780062356277
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Piece of the World Book Excerpt:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Exquisite. A must-read.” --Kristin Hannah This paperback edition includes a color reproduction of Andrew Wyeth’s painting Christina’s World, along with a Q&A with the author, and a bonus short story, “Stranded in Ice.” From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World. "Later he told me that he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t stay hidden." To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World. As she did in her beloved bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction to vividly reimagine a real moment in history. A Piece of the World is a powerful story of the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her family and inheritance, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods
Author: Umberto Eco
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1995
ISBN: 0674810511
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Walks in the Fictional Woods Book Excerpt:

In this exhilarating book, we accompany Umberto Eco as he explores the intricacies of fictional form and method. Using examples ranging from fairy tales and Flaubert, Poe and Mickey Spillane, Eco draws us in by means of a novelist's techniques, making us his collaborators in the creation of his text and in the investigation of some of fiction's most basic mechanisms.

What a Piece of Work Is Man

What a Piece of Work Is Man
Author: Yvette Heyliger
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1491750065
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What a Piece of Work Is Man Book Excerpt:

Dramatist Yvette Heyliger delivers power-packed full-length plays for leading women, each prefaced by an artistic statement. Her instincts for comic relief are genius." Backstage West "Heyliger has a solid flair for dialogue and a good ear for comedy." Park LaBrea News Bridge to Baraka (Excerpt) Yvette X appeared in a dashiki and huge Afro to bring the 60s Black Arts Movement to the present womens struggle in her side-splitting and astute Bridge to Baraka. The Dramatist White House Wives: Operation Lysistrata! Playwright Yvette Heyliger, herself African American and female (a combination not seen enough in American theatre, particularly when commenting on the nations political landscape) takes advantage of her position and writes dialogue that brings her unique perspective to light. Theatre is Easy Hillary and Monica: The Winter of Her Discontent It's more absurd than any Saturday Night Live sketch on the same subject, but it has more to say about ambition and the reasons behind one's actions than your average comedy routine... you'll end up having a hearty laugh. NYTheatre.com What Would Jesus Do? "Talk about great plays, this powerful drama depicting AIDS and its cover-up is as important as those Larry Kramer plays in the early stages of the dreaded scourge. Listen up theatre producers, this play should make it to Broadway, where it belongs." Celebrity Society Fathers Day A profound psychological drama with hard-hitting, solid characters and realistic dialogue; a tour de force for directors and actors The BCS Experience, GoProRadio Homegirl "A fresh and vivid comedy that connects the political to the personal, American history to Roanetta's story with a light touch and a warm heart." Los Angeles Times

Pieces of the Musical World Sounds and Cultures

Pieces of the Musical World  Sounds and Cultures
Author: Rachel Harris,Rowan Pease
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN: 1317935020
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pieces of the Musical World Sounds and Cultures Book Excerpt:

Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which it is embedded, contexts of performance, the musicians who create or perform it, the journeys it has travelled, and its changing meanings. A collaborative venture by staff and research ethnomusicologists associated with the Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, Pieces of the Musical World is organized thematically. Three broad themes: "Place", "Spirituality" and "Movement" help teachers to connect contemporary issues in ethnomusicology, including soundscape studies, music and the environment, the politics of identity, diaspora and globalization, and music and the body. Each of the book's fourteen chapters highlights a single musical "piece" broadly defined, spanning the range of "traditional," "popular", "classical" and "contemporary" musics, and even sounds which might be considered "not music." Primary sources and a web site hosting recordings with interactive listening guides, a glossary of musical terms and interviews all help to create a unique and dynamic learning experience of our musical world.

Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet

Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet
Author: Kristina Busse
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-09-17
ISBN: 0786454962
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fan Fiction and Fan Communities in the Age of the Internet Book Excerpt:

Fans have been responding to literary works since the days of Homer's Odyssey and Euripedes' Medea. More recently, a number of science fiction, fantasy, media, and game works have found devoted fan followings. The advent of the Internet has brought these groups from relatively limited, face-to-face enterprises to easily accessible global communities, within which fan texts proliferate and are widely read and even more widely commented upon. New interactions between readers and writers of fan texts are possible in these new virtual communities. From Star Trek to Harry Potter, the essays in this volume explore the world of fan fiction--its purposes, how it is created, how the fan experiences it. Grouped by subject matter, essays cover topics such as genre intersection, sexual relationships between characters, character construction through narrative, and the role of the beta reader in online communities. The work also discusses the terminology used by creators of fan artifacts and comments on the effects of technological advancements on fan communities. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

An Introduction to Epistemology Second Edition

An Introduction to Epistemology   Second Edition
Author: Jack S. Crumley II
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2009-07-30
ISBN: 1460401166
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Epistemology Second Edition Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Jack Crumley’s An Introduction to Epistemology strikes a balance between the many issues that engage contemporary epistemologists and the contributions of the major historical figures. He shows not only how philosophers such as Descartes, Hume, Locke, Berkeley, and Kant foreground the contemporary debates, but also why they deserve consideration on their own terms. A substantial revision of the first edition, the second edition is even more accessible to students. The new edition includes recent work on contextualism, evidentialism, externalism and internalism, and perceptual realism; as well, the chapter on coherence theory is substantially revised, reflecting recent developments in that area. New to this second edition is a chapter on feminist epistemology, which includes discussions of major positions and themes, such as feminist empiricism, feminist standpoint epistemology, postmodern epistemology, and feminist critiques of objectivity. It presents the important contributions of philosophers such as Sandra Harding, Helen Longino, Genevieve Lloyd, and others. Each chapter ends with a list of study questions and readings for further study.

A Sense of the World

A Sense of the World
Author: John Gibson,Wolfgang Huemer,Luca Pocci
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN: 1135197032
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sense of the World Book Excerpt:

A team of leading contributors from both philosophical and literary backgrounds have been brought together in this impressive book to examine how works of literary fiction can be a source of knowledge. Together, they analyze the important trends in this current popular debate. The innovative feature of this volume is that it mixes work by literary theorists and scholars with work of analytic philosophers that combined together provide a comprehensive statement of the variety of ways in which works of fiction can engage questions of worldly interest. It uses the problem of cognitive value to explore: literature’s contribution to ethical life literature’s ability to engage in social and political critique the role narrative plays in opening up possibilities of moral, aesthetic, experience and selfhood This remarkable volume will attract the attention of both literature and philosophy scholars with its statement of the various ways that literature and life take an interest in one another.

A Dictionary Of The English Language In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals And Illustrated In Their Different Significations By Examples From The Best Writers Together With A History of the Language and an English Grammar

A Dictionary Of The English Language  In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals  And Illustrated In Their Different Significations  By Examples From The Best Writers  Together With A History of the Language  and an English Grammar
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1014
Release: 1818
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary Of The English Language In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals And Illustrated In Their Different Significations By Examples From The Best Writers Together With A History of the Language and an English Grammar Book Excerpt:

World Cheese Book

World Cheese Book
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 0241236975
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Cheese Book Book Excerpt:

Now PDF. Explore cheese in its many glorious varieties - the science, the smells, the succulence! The grandest fromages, the finest Feta, the most delicious Manchego: celebrate the glorious variety, quality and pleasure of great cheeses from around the world. You'll find detailed profiles of over 750 cheeses from France to Australia. Develop an in-depth understanding of different cheese - from its provenance, to the producers, science, smells, how to savour each taste and even step-by-steps on how to make cheese. This updated edition reflects growing trends such as interest in American and Asian varieties which no cheese board is complete without. No cheese lover should be without it!

The World Dream Book

The World Dream Book
Author: Sarvananda Bluestone
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2002-12-01
ISBN: 1594775567
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Dream Book Book Excerpt:

A unique self-help guide to dream interpretation using techniques and icons from cultures around the world. • Challenges the assumption that all symbols universally signify the same thing to all dreamers. • Includes numerous stories, games, and exercises for inducing, recalling, interpreting, and utilizing dreams. • Extends beyond Jung and Freud to include dream theory from numerous world cultures, including the Temiar of Malaya, the African Ibans, the Lepchka of the Himalayas, and the Ute of North America. Dreaming can be used as a tool for understanding our own consciousness, enhancing creativity, receiving visions, conquering fears, interpreting recent events, healing the body, and evolving the soul. Tapping into the vast dreaming experiences and lore of the world's cultures--from the Siwa people of the Libyan desert to the Naskapi Indians of Labrador--Sarvananda Bluestone challenges the assumption that all symbols universally signify the same thing to all dreamers. The World Dream Book encourages readers to develop their own, personalized symbols for understanding their consciousness and provides a series of stories, multicultural techniques, and games to help them do so. Playful explorations, such as the aboriginal "Sipping the Water of the Moon," teach how to induce, recall, interpret, and utilize the power of dreams. Readers will discover how a stone under a pillow can help us remember a dream and will explore their own dormant artist and writer as they reclaim the power of their sleeping consciousness. Sarvananda Bluestone applies his uniquely engaging style to demonstrate that, with a few simple tools, everybody has the capacity to unleash their full dreaming potential.

SSGL

SSGL
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Linguistics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Girls World Book of Friendship Crafts

The Girls  World Book of Friendship Crafts
Author: Joanne O'Sullivan
Publsiher: Lark Books
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781579904715
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls World Book of Friendship Crafts Book Excerpt:

Provides craft ideas for young girls, from purses made from maps to embellished sandals, hip decorations, and earrings.

The Story of the World History for the Classical Child Activity Book 4

The Story of the World  History for the Classical Child  Activity Book 4
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2005-07
ISBN: 0972860355
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the World History for the Classical Child Activity Book 4 Book Excerpt:

Build a model of the Crystal Palace, make Ned Kelly's armor, and color and construct a timeline of the Modern Age...don't just read about history—experience it!

Book Catalogue

Book Catalogue
Author: John Russell Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1014
Release: 1854
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book Catalogue Book Excerpt:

A Dictionary of the English Language in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers By Samuel Johnson In Two Volumes Vol 1 2

A Dictionary of the English Language  in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals  and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers     By Samuel Johnson  In Two Volumes  Vol  1    2
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 839
Release: 1777
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of the English Language in Wich the Words are Deduced from Their Originals and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers By Samuel Johnson In Two Volumes Vol 1 2 Book Excerpt:

The Mammoth Book of the World s Greatest Chess Games

The Mammoth Book of the World s Greatest Chess Games
Author: Wesley So,Michael Adams,Graham Burgess,John Nunn,John Emms
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2021-08-05
ISBN: 1472146212
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of the World s Greatest Chess Games Book Excerpt:

Improve your chess by studying the greatest games of all time, from Adolf Anderssen's 'Immortal Game' to Magnus Carlsen's world championship victories, and featuring a foreword by five-times World Champion Vishy Anand. This book is written by an all-star team of authors. Wesley So is the reigning Fischer Random World Champion, the 2017 US Champion and the winner of the 2016 Grand Chess Tour. Michael Adams has been the top British player for the last quarter of a century and was a finalist in the 2004 FIDE World Championship. Graham Burgess is the author of thirty books, a former champion of the Danish region of Funen, and holds the world record for marathon blitz chess playing. John Nunn is a three-time winner of both the World Solving Championship and the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. John Emms is an experienced chess coach and writer, who finished equal first in the 1997 British Championship and was chess columnist of the Young Telegraph. The 145 greatest chess games of all time, selected, analysed, re-evaluated and explained by a team of British and American experts and illustrated with over 1,100 chess diagrams. Join the authors in studying these games, the cream of two centuries of international chess, and develop your own chess-playing skills - whatever your current standard. Instructive points at the end of each game highlight the lessons to be learned. First published in 1998, a second edition of The Mammoth Book of the World's Greatest Chess Games in 2004 included an additional twelve games. Another new edition in 2010 included a further thirteen games as well as some significant revisions to the analysis and information regarding other games in earlier editions of the book, facilitated by the use of a variety of chess software. This 2021 edition, further updated and expanded, now includes 145 games. The authors have made full use of the new generation of chess analysis engines that apply neural-network based AI.

The World of Indian Stories

The World of Indian Stories
Author: Cathy Spagnoli
Publsiher: Tulika Books
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9788186895931
Category: Storytelling
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of Indian Stories Book Excerpt:

Includes an overview of Indian telling; the basics of storytelling; stories from all the states and tips on how to tell; over 50 activities covering visual art, writing, craft and discussion; interesting and replicable black and white illustrations based on folk styles; unique story map; ways to find other stories to tell; discussion on storytelling in schools; and further resources, story sources and reading.

The Book of the World

The Book of the World
Author: Richard Swainson Fisher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1849
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of the World Book Excerpt:

Reading Graham Swift

Reading Graham Swift
Author: Tomasz Dobrogoszcz,Marta Goszczyńska
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN: 1498569528
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Graham Swift Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays on Graham Swift’s fiction brings together the perspectives of renowned Swift scholars from around the world. Authors look at the swift’s oeuvre from different interpretative angles, combining a variety of critical and theoretical approaches. This book covers all of Swift’s fiction, including his novels and short stories; special emphasis, however, is on his most recent books. By approaching Swift’s work from a number of perspectives, the volume offers a synthetic overview of his literary output. In particular, it searches for thematic and formal continuities between his early and more recent fiction, and attempts to emphasize its new developments and interests.

Book of Power Poemulus E mc2 from the World of Rajo

Book of Power Poemulus E mc2 from the World of  Rajo
Author: Rajo Star of the Nobodies
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-03-29
ISBN: 1312052031
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Power Poemulus E mc2 from the World of Rajo Book Excerpt:

Gain your power, gain your strength from a new source like you've never seen before. Country rhythm meets New York and the marriage is explosive. Imagine your subject, open it up and let your index finger guide you to the one meant just for you. This one, and this one, no, don't stop. There's more. There's always more. You're not finished getting your special sent nutrients til you do what mom used to say, "Eat it all if you want to grow up strong". Now it's just your conscious and desire wanting more and I've got it. I'm 'Rajo', just a Nobody Star in a world of Nobodies just like me and I couldn't be happier. You were born Somebody so you're already that, but the fun is enjoying being a Nobody. No pressures, no nonsense, just Platinum Bosses of our Nobody World. Welcome~