Description : Originally published to shocked reviews in 1932 France, a scathing literary critique of what the writer believed to be the poor judgment and hypocrisy of society follows the travels of petit-bourgeois anti-hero Bardamu, from the trenches of World War I and the African jungle to America and Paris.
Description : This book will be of value to everyone interested in the prevention of addiction and the detection, treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts. It interprets and applies research findings about the causation and cure of drug addiction using the author’s personality theory which is extensively compared with that of other personologists. The book includes the qualitative analysis of 12 addict case studies. It is especially timely in view of the need for effective legislation, judicial procedures, and treatment programs to deal with the opioid crisis in the United States and Canada.
Description : Unfinished Business is the first book to examine Italian mafia cinema of the past decade. It provides insightful analyses of popular films that sensationalize violence, scapegoat women, or repress the homosexuality of male protagonists. Dana Renga examines these works through the lens of gender and trauma theory to show how the films engage with the process of mourning and healing mafia-related trauma in Italy. Unfinished Business argues that trauma that has yet to be worked through on the national level is displaced onto the characters in the films under consideration. In a mafia context, female characters are sacrificed and non-normative sexual identities are suppressed in order to solidify traditional modes of viewer identification and to assure narrative closure, all so that the image of the nation is left unblemished.
Description : Presenting a critical and theoretical dimension to retail design, Boutiques and Other Retail Spaces links the ideas behind it to real practice in this innovative and important contribution to architectural/interior theory literature. Retail structure has been subject to a dramatic and ongoing transformation over the past thirty years, materializing in the emergence of large-scale out-of-town shopping centres and new specialized shops in city centres. These specialized boutiques are highly designed, involving well-known architectural firms such as OMA/Rem Koolhaas, David Chipperfield, Herzog + de Meuron amongst others. With case studies and over 100 black and white images, Vernet and de Wit set forth original and well-grounded theory to accompany this popular and lucrative area of work.
Description : Things Fall Apart, set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This guide contains a selection of contemporary criticism of this novel.
Description : The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.
Description : Corporate.pdf leaves you hanging on the edge of your toilet. Of course, those are my words, the words of the author, but what do others have to say about the book? "Yes, I liked the book Jeffrey, now clean the dishes," raved Sandra Horton, my mother. "I can't believe anybody in our family can write this good," is an honest to goodness quote from Grandma Wilma Horton. And Uncle Bob Bentz called the book "riveting, I couldn't wait to turn the page." Sure, my family loves me, but what about my friends? Big Mike Leonard was heard somewhere in Germany saying the book was "so descriptive you could smell the bird poop." Darron Vigliotti, not only a friend but a highly respected member of the Stratford High Book Review, deemed it "the culture-bearing work of the MTV generation." He even went as far as saying that I "crafted" the book. My former roommate, Kristen Vernet, said "It's about damn time," in an astounded tone. I think she's just glad she doesn't live with me anymore. And Erin Specht, a current coworker, read the first thirty pages but couldn't handle the pressure of coming up with a quote about it in two minutes. I can personally assure you that she hugely anticipates reading the rest of the book. Now you, you don't know me, but that's the point. Read the book and make up your own mind. If you enjoy laughing, crying, and taking dumps then you'll love it.
Description : The American classic—as you’ve never experienced it before. This multimedia edition, edited by William Davies King, offers an interactive guide to O’Neill’s masterpiece. · Hear rare archival recordings of Eugene O’Neill reading key scenes. · Discover O’Neill’s creative process through the tiny pencil notes in his original manuscripts and outlines. · Watch actors wrestle with the play in exclusive rehearsal footage. · Experience clips from a full production of the play. · Tour Monte Cristo Cottage, the site of the events in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Tao House, where the play was written. · Delve into O’Neill’s world through photographs, letters, and diary entries. And much, much more in this multimedia eBook. “A digital bookshelf treasure trove, this wonderful new multimedia edition of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night is an indispensable resource for theatre artists, scholars, O’Neill enthusiasts, and anyone else curious about the origins and evolution of this quintessentially American masterwork. The edition’s user-friendly format couples close study of the full text of the play with easy access to rehearsal, performance and biographical videos; analytic and bibliographic materials; period photos; production notes; and audio-recordings of the playwright himself reading from the text. The result is an intimate and richly rewarding exploration of O’Neill’s greatest play.”—Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Goodman Theatre "This extraordinary book gives us the complete version of O’Neill’s family masterpiece and much more. Every O’Neill enthusiast will want to own this multimedia edition of the play to experience the photographs, filmed rehearsals, notes, essays, references, definitions, letters, and recordings--including O’Neill’s voice reading from his work. An enduring fascination with our greatest playwright is well served by this magnificent compilation."—Brian Dennehy "The multimedia edition of Long Day’s Journey into Night is thrilling: one finds at one’s finger tips not just the script, but also vivid and voluminous dramaturgical support, complemented by video of rehearsal and performance and, wondrously, audio of Eugene O'Neill reading his own words. I will never think of this play in the same way again. How fitting that one of the greatest of all American plays should give rise to this brilliant and generous work, which sets an entirely new standard for publishing in drama."—James Bundy, Dean and Artistic Director, Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre "Brilliantly dissolving the divide between text and performance, William Davies King's multimedia Long Day's Journey Into Night bring together an array of video clips and photographs with expertly assembled background materials to make this edition of O'Neill's masterpiece the perfect one for our digital age."—Jackson R. Bryer, co-editor, The Selected Letters of Eugene O'Neill "Thanks to the expert navigation of Williams Davies King, the greatest tragedy ever written by an American has at long last landed safe and sound in our digital world."—Robert M. Dowling, author of Eugene O'Neill: A Life in Four Acts
Description : For well over a century, the Night Parrot lured its seekers into Australia's vast, arid outback. From the beginning it was a mysterious bird. Fewer than 30 specimens were collected before it all but disappeared, offering only fleeting glimpses and the occasional mummified body as proof of its continued existence. Protected by spinifex and darkness, the parrot attained almost mythical status: a challenge to birdwatchers and an inspiration to poets, novelists and artists. Night Parrot documents the competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the bird and its followers, culminating in the recent discovery of live birds at a few widely scattered locations. It describes what we are now unravelling about the mysteries of its biology and ecology and what is still left to learn. Complemented by guest essays, illustrations and photographs from a wide variety of sources, this book sheds light on Australia's most elusive bird.