Dept of Speculation

Dept  of Speculation
Author: Jenny Offill
Publsiher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9780385350815
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dept of Speculation Book Excerpt:

An unflinching portrait of marriage by the award-winning author of Last Things features a heroine simply referred to as "the Wife," who transitions from an idealistic woman who once exchanged love letters with her husband and who confronts an array of universal difficulties.

Subjects Barbarian Monstrous and Wild

Subjects Barbarian  Monstrous  and Wild
Author: Maria Boletsi,Tyler Sage
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2017-11-20
ISBN: 9004352015
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subjects Barbarian Monstrous and Wild Book Excerpt:

In a contemporary political climate where barbarians, monsters, and savages have become ubiquitous figures of otherness, Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild gathers essays which explore both the oppressive, dispossessing functions and subversive potentials of these figures in and through art and literature.

Collage in Twenty First Century Literature in English

Collage in Twenty First Century Literature in English
Author: Wojciech Drag
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 1000760677
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Collage in Twenty First Century Literature in English Book Excerpt:

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis considers the phenomenon of the continued relevance of collage, a form established over a hundred years ago, to contemporary literature. It argues that collage is a perfect artistic vehicle to represent the crisis-ridden reality of the twenty-first-century. Being a mixture of fragmentary incompatible voices, collage embodies the chaos of the media-dominated world. Examining the artistic, sociopolitical and personal crises addressed in contemporary collage literature, the book argues that the 21st Century has brought a revival of collage-like novels and essays.

Great Short Books

Great Short Books
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2022-11-22
ISBN: 1982180072
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Short Books Book Excerpt:

A delightful, entertaining guide to some of the best short novels of all time from a bestselling historian, author, and lifelong reader. Fall back into the joys of literature with an extraordinary book for book lovers: a compulsively readable, deeply engaging list of great short novels. A journey into short fiction designed with our contemporary attention spans in mind, Great Short Books suggests fifty-eight excellent short novels, all easily readable in a week or less—a “baker’s dozen” approach to a fun, fascinating year of reading. From hard-boiled fiction to magical realism, the 18th century to the present day, Great Short Books spans genres, cultures, countries, and time to present an enchanting and diverse selection of acclaimed and canonical novels. From works in translation like Yu Miri’s ​Tokyo Ueno Station and Marguerite Duras’s The Lover to popular, acclaimed authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Stephen King, this compilation is a celebration of classics from the historic to contemporary—plus a few bestsellers. Each entry includes the novel’s opening lines, a spoiler-free plot summary, a “why you should read it” section, and suggestions for what to read next. Just like browsing in your favorite bookstore, this eclectic collection is a fun and practical book for any passionate reader hoping to broaden their collection—or anyone who wants to find an entertaining and effortless reentry into reading.

Step Into Nature

Step Into Nature
Author: Patrice Vecchione
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN: 1582705003
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Step Into Nature Book Excerpt:

"The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us in doors. Yet nature's capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step Into Nature is a guide to make nature personal again, to stimulate awareness and increase our understanding of the environment while inspiring readers to develop and strengthen their imaginations. But being in nature doesn't mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door--the sky above, the miniature gardens that insist their way up between the sidewalk cracks, the river just down the road. Patrice Vecchione shows readers how nature can support and enhance their own creative output, invigorate their curiosity, and restore their sense of connection to the earth. Plus, included in each chapter is "The Cabinet of Curiosities," exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways that readers can stimulate their imaginations, deepen their relationships with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world"--

Weather

Weather
Author: Jenny Offill
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN: 0385351119
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weather Book Excerpt:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the beloved author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation comes a “darkly funny and urgent” (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis. Lizzie works in the library of a university where she was once a promising graduate student. Her side hustle is answering the letters that come in to Hell and High Water, the doom-laden podcast hosted by her former mentor. At first it suits her, this chance to practice her other calling as an unofficial shrink—she has always played this role to her divorced mother and brother recovering from addiction—but soon Lizzie finds herself struggling to strike the obligatory note of hope in her responses. The reassuring rhythms of her life as a wife and mother begin to falter as her obsession with disaster psychology and people preparing for the end of the world grows. A marvelous feat of compression, a mix of great feeling and wry humor, Weather is an electrifying encounter with one of the most gifted writers at work today.

Weather

Weather
Author: Jenny Offill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9781783784776
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weather Book Excerpt:

From the author of Dept. of Speculation, a dazzling and deadpan new novel about hope and despair, fear and comfort as it plays out in these times of environmental and political turbulence

Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. House
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1960

Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1960
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1280
Release: 1959
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1954

Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1954
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1514
Release: 1953
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Speculation in Commodity Markets Hearings Before 80 1

Speculation in Commodity Markets  Hearings Before     80 1
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Appropraitions Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 1947
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land Office in Cases Relating to the Public Lands

Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land Office in Cases Relating to the Public Lands
Author: United States. Dept. of the Interior
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public lands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biennial Report of the Department of Labor and Industries

Biennial Report of the Department of Labor and Industries
Author: Minnesota. Dept. of Labor and Industry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Employers' liability
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1984 Forest Service

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1984  Forest Service
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1426
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1983

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1983
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Report of the Department of the Interior with Accompanying Documents

Report of the Department of the Interior      with Accompanying Documents
Author: United States. Dept. of the Interior
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 826
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Internal Revenue Record and Customs Journal

The Internal Revenue Record and Customs Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1865
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Internal revenue
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internal Revenue Record and Customs Journal Book Excerpt:

Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land Office in Cases Relating to the Public Lands

Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land Office in Cases Relating to the Public Lands
Author: United States. Department of the Interior
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 650
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public lands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1966

Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1966
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Written Statements by Interested Individuals and Organizations on Treasury Department Report on Private Foundations Issued on February 2 1965

Written Statements by Interested Individuals and Organizations on Treasury Department Report on Private Foundations  Issued on February 2  1965
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Endowments
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Written Statements by Interested Individuals and Organizations on Treasury Department Report on Private Foundations Issued on February 2 1965 Book Excerpt: