Description : Born of a terrible insomnia—"a dizzying lucidity which would turn even paradise into hell"—this book presents the youthful Cioran, a self-described "Nietzsche still complete with his Zarathustra, his poses, his mystical clown's tricks, a whole circus of the heights." On the Heights of Despair shows Cioran's first grappling with themes he would return to in his mature works: despair and decay, absurdity and alienation, futility and the irrationality of existence. It also presents Cioran as a connoisseur of apocalypse, a theoretician of despair, for whom writing and philosophy both share the "lyrical virtues" that alone lead to a metaphysical revelation. "No modern writer twists the knife with Cioran's dexterity. . . . His writing . . . is informed with the bitterness of genuine compassion."—Bill Marx, Boston Phoenix "The dark, existential despair of Romanian philosopher Cioran's short meditations is paradoxically bracing and life-affirming. . . . Puts him in the company of Nietzsche and Kierkegaard."—Publishers Weekly, starred review "This is self-pity as epigram, the sort of dyspeptic pronouncement that gets most people kicked out of bed but that has kept Mr. Cioran going for the rest of his life."—Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review
Description : It’s the fall of 2010 at Jesuit-run Boston College, where senior Jack Knecht has just seen a ghostly figure in long antique robes slipping into Gasson Hall, the Gothic bell tower looming over the stately campus. Students and faculty alike, comfortably at home on The Heights, know the building is locked for major renovations this semester. Why would a spirit in 18th-century dress be haunting contemporary college life? Jack wonders. Thus begins this driving mystery-adventure in which Jack and his girlfriend, Fran Romero, run from menacing ghosts, are attacked out of the blue by a fiery dragon overhead and a raging bull underground, and have to face suspicious Jesuits threatening expulsion, all while keeping up with classes in this most sociable of schools. These are reasons enough to quickly decipher a tantalizing ancient map that convincingly points to the BC campus as the secret site of the Holy Grail, lost for centuries now. Proceeding by their wits with crucial help from eccentric art history professor Melinda Galen, the fey ghost of the last Templar grand master Jacques de Molay, and an imaginative, close-knit circle of college friends, Fran and Jack embark on a journey of discovery. The trail, however, is a twisted one, winding from the religious cult of Mithraism rooted in the ancient Syrian city of Dura-Europos through the medieval Templars down to modern-day Jesuits bearing a colorful history from Old World to New. Amid campus Quidditch games and undergraduate parties, dance rehearsals, middle-of-the-night discussions about hooking up, and communal meals, the young students pool their various esoteric disciplines to pursue the mystery of the Grail’s location. In the course of investigating the recondite riddles of the Mithraic cult, Fran and Jack come to pursue a Grail for a new millennium and thereby seek to become initiates into the mysteries of love. But in our age of crisis, with the planet suffering while economies spin out of control, can Fran and Jack find a way through the phantasmagoric maze confronting them, to find at last the Grail and arrive at a newly awakened consciousness? Grail Mysterium is a novel about love and its possibilities, about dating and relationships among the younger Linked Generation, and about the fundamental shift in human interconnectedness now underway in the 21st century. This cross between "The Da Vinci Code" and "Harry Potter for adults" is the first in the Adventure on The Heights series by Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield.
Description : A backstage pass to the groundbreaking, hit musical Hamilton, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, including the award-winning libretto, behind-the-scenes photos and interviews, and exclusive footnotes from composer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda, now streaming on Disney+ with the original cast. Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation. Hamilton: The Revolution gives readers an unprecedented view of both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages -- "since before this was even a show," according to Miranda -- traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Miranda has written more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is published here. Their account features photos by the renowned Frank Ockenfels and veteran Broadway photographer, Joan Marcus; exclusive looks at notebooks and emails; interviews with Questlove, Stephen Sondheim, leading political commentators, and more than 50 people involved with the production; and multiple appearances by President Obama himself. The book does more than tell the surprising story of how a Broadway musical became a national phenomenon: It demonstrates that America has always been renewed by the brash upstarts and brilliant outsiders, the men and women who don't throw away their shot.
Description : This book can be downloaded as a PDF file from here. Contents 1. March of the Evil Empires: First letter to UKResident 2. Schools with Asian language study 3. Immigration to English nations The colonial experience The finer aspect of job outsourcing: The Power of the Web as a media: Back to Schools 4. We are White and we are proud. Posted on: May 1 2004 5. The other face of ‘Terrorism’. Posted on: May 3 2004 Posted on: May 4 2004, 6. have they gone NUTs 7. Rantisi Assasinated 8. Nick Griffin BNP 9. SURVIVED AND HOME FROM IRAQ, Posted on: Apr 23 2004 10. Monarchy v Republic 11. Joining the Euro: Don’t do an historic blunder Posted on: Mar 31 2004 12. Princess Michael of Kent, a Royal Bigot? 13. Spying on the UN 14. Changes in America 15. Hijjab - Religious dress code, Have the French got it right? 16. Chinese School Janitor attacks nursery school kids (in China). 17. Prince Charles:, Eternal Bachelor Answering Oldfred How did the British, who came to India in very, very small numbers, get to acquire the whole place? 18. Perspective from a vantage position 19. Is Oldfred still around? 20. What one could lose 21. Intelligence 22. Business Process Outsourcing 23. Immigration policy & Freedom of Speech 24. Education: Formal verses informal 25. Israel’s “Terrorism” Barrier 26. The London Olympic Bid, will the benefits outweigh the costs? 27. Thatcher son arrested for alleged coup link, can mommy bail him out? 28. Tsunami and the British legacy, Part I: What exists below the surface 29. The foreign worker and economic prosperity, A thinking in construction 30. A theme from the Reader’s Digest 31. The legitimacy of the Asylum seekers 32. SOCIAL WELFARE SYSTEM, THE BEST OF BRITISH 33. Delete multiculturalism 34. Euro Myths, here are some of them 35. Inter-racial marriages in the House of Windsor 36. NATIONALITY, IMMIGRATION AND ASYLUM ACT 2002, An Overview 37. What ails Britain?, My inferences 38. What I am trying to convey 39. New Spanish Government 40. Was Iraq right? 41. Suffering dogs and starving kids 42. Princess Diana Inquest 43. Marxism 44. Why the left is wrong about Israel 45. Feudalism in British languages 46. The European Union, Case for keeping away Posted on 13 May 2004 Posted on: May 14 2004 47. God save the Queen 48. Is halal slaughter cruel? 49. Asian work motivation 50. Democracy Vs. Dictatorship 51. D-Day 52. US and England 53. Should Blair distance himself from Bush?, Your views...209 54. Israeli Home Demolitions 55. The Crooked British 56. Enemy combatant maltreatment 57. British contributions 58. Vernacular English, Rejoinder to Welshman and Attila 59. Feudal Languages: A delineation 60. A quote and a reply 61. Forced Metamorphosis of English nations 62. A strange perspective 63. How to Win the War on Terrorism 64. Exporting Americanism 65. Should the British pull out of Iraq? 66. Envisage, and forestall the perils 67. Equal Parental Access? 68. Train and Coach Travel 69. An intelligent immigration policy 70. Leaving School at 16 71. Disinterested musings on formal scholarships 72. The asylum 73. Black police quotas 74. Hijjab - Religious dress code 75. Whatever Happened to the UK 76. Gibraltar & British Rule 77. The foreign worker and economic prosperity 78. English Classical Writers 79. Posted on: May 23 2004 The Moon and Sixpence and A Thing of Beauty Do I miss the old comics? 80. The varied reading 81. Smacking Children 82. When the Princess died 83. Séance 84. Cricket’s thread 85. Britain Really Did Rule The Waves 86. Business Process Outsourcing 87. Financing the Royal Family 88. Will Saddam have a fair trial? 89. Now, what might happen in Iraq? 90. Hindi Movies 91. Royal Navy sailors arrested by Iran! 92. Non-English social systems in English societies 93. The compulsions of Robert Clive 94. Achieving equality with the English, By going up or by bringing down? 95. The impending suffocation 96. The tragedy of being Saddam Hussein 97. Muthappan 98. The Timer, the Knell, the Codes, the Encryption 99. Quality of knowledge 100. Macaulay and Bollywood, Dispeller and distributors of poison 101. Multicultural contributions, how much can we withstand 102. Envisaging the future, Enlarging on Evansthespy’s misgivings 103. If I were 104. Virginia University Campus shooting 105. Can someone please explain, UK doctors working abroad 106. Gandhi and his ‘Ji’, Grooming up of a fake
Description : Published in 1845, Emily Bronte’s gothic novel set on the windy moors of Yorkshire is the story of the doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and her father’s adopted son, Heathcliff. The book was initially poorly received by many critics who found its dark, tragic story needlessly harsh and disturbing. That opinion has not endured, and the only novel Emily Bronte published is now considered to be one of the great classics of English literature.
Description : TExES Mathematics 7-12 (235) Test Prep with Online Practice Tests 2nd Edition - Completely Aligned with Today's Exam REA's TExES Mathematics 7-12 (235) test prep is perfect for teacher education students and career-changing professionals seeking certification as secondary mathematics teachers in Texas. Updated by a Texas-based math education expert, this new edition is fully aligned with the current test framework. Our comprehensive review guides prospective secondary math teachers through all the domains and competencies tested on the TExES exam including: number concepts, patterns and algebra, geometry and measurement, probability and statistics, mathematical processes and perspectives, and mathematical learning, instruction, and assessment. Examples and exercises reinforce the concepts taught in each chapter. Two full-length practice tests (in the book and online) offer realistic practice and are balanced to include every type of question and skill tested on the exam. Our online tests are offered in a timed format with automatic scoring and diagnostic feedback to help you zero in on the topics and types of questions that give you trouble now, so you can succeed on test day. This test prep is a must-have for anyone who wants to become a Texas secondary math teacher!
Description : Online Communication provides an introduction to both the technologies of the Internet Age and their social implications. This innovative and timely textbook brings together current work in communication, political science, philosophy, popular culture, history, economics, and the humanities to present an examination of the theoretical and critical issues in the study of computer-mediated communication. Continuing the model of the best-selling first edition, authors Andrew F. Wood and Matthew J. Smith introduce computer-mediated communication (CMC) as a subject of academic research as well as a lens through which to examine contemporary trends in society. This second edition of Online Communication covers online identity, mediated relationships, virtual communities, electronic commerce, the digital divide, spaces of resistance, and other topics related to CMC. The text also examines how the Internet has affected contemporary culture and presents the critiques being made to those changes. Special features of the text include: *Hyperlinks--presenting greater detail on topics from the chapter *Ethical Ethical Inquiry--posing questions on the nature of human communication and conduct online *Online Communication and the Law--examining the legal ramifications of CMC issues Advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers interested in the field of computer-mediated communication, as well as those studying issues of technology and culture, will find Online Communication to be an insightful resource for studying the role of technology and mediated communication in today's society.
Description : Ask anyone from India about Jammu and Kashmir, and he or she will tell you it is the home of spirituality. Its a beautiful place blessed by the gods with beautiful rivers, calm lakes, picturesque waterfalls, and cypress trees. Its famous for its ancient Mughal heritage and Hindu shrines. But toady these places are in news for something else: Islamic extremistsespecially those operating from Pakistancontinue to terrorize residents, visitors and spreading militancy in region. Azad Singh Rathore, a successful entrepreneur from India, traces the history of the region in this textbook, which highlights how Pakistanis have betrayed Indians time and again. He explores how Pakistans aggression triggered an all-out war. The Kargil War was defined by high-altitude warfare in a climate as low as minus forty degrees. Posts were fought over in hand-to-hand combat, and India defeated Pakistan with great courage and bravery. Join the author as he highlights Pakistans misdeeds and celebrates the bravery and patriotism of Indian soldiers that fought for their beloved nation in Kargil.
Description : Your handy, authoritative guide to small business HR Packed with practical tips and advice on how to handle tricky people situations in the workplace, this friendly guide shows anyone without a ton of HR experience how to correctly—and legally—utilise HR practises within a small business. From hiring to firing, managing performance to leading change—and everything in between—HR For Small Business For Dummies ensures you and your organisation are prepared for whatever may come knocking on your human resource department's door. Written by a team of authors that runs PlusHR—an organisation that provides outsourced HR services to small- and medium-sized companies—HR For Small Business For Dummies offers a thorough and accessible understanding of what HR is, how it works and what key UK legislation you need to know to resolve issue-led HR problems. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on communication and how you may need to tweak your strategy as your business grows, while special attention is given to how an owner's personal style of leadership and management impacts everyone within a company. Build a recruitment strategy and establish successful HR practises Understand your legal and financial responsibilities as an employer Minimise your growing or shrinking pains—for you and your people Avoid the pitfalls of discrimination, bullying and unfair dismissal If you're an SME owner, director or practitioner who needs to know more about HR issues and how to best resolve them, HR For Small Business For Dummies cuts through the clutter and offers practical, day-to-day guidance on running an effective HR department.
Description : Beginning in 2005, the SAT is implementing major revisions, including: ? New reading sections? Analogies removed? Multiple-Choice Grammar and Usage Questions ? Modified Reading Questions.Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT addresses all of the revisions in the test without vocabulary studies.Students will benefit from:? Focused prefix, suffix, and root practice? Challenging inference exercises? Detailed critical reading exercises? New SAT-style writing and grammar exercisesRecommended for Grades 11-12