The Center Cannot Hold

The Center Cannot Hold
Author: Elyn R. Saks
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-08-14
ISBN: 1401389546
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Center Cannot Hold Book Excerpt:

A much-praised memoir of living and surviving mental illness as well as "a stereotype-shattering look at a tenacious woman whose brain is her best friend and her worst enemy" (Time). Elyn R. Saks is an esteemed professor, lawyer, and psychiatrist and is the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, Psychiatry, and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Law School, yet she has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life, and still has ongoing major episodes of the illness. The Center Cannot Hold is the eloquent, moving story of Elyn's life, from the first time that she heard voices speaking to her as a young teenager, to attempted suicides in college, through learning to live on her own as an adult in an often terrifying world. Saks discusses frankly the paranoia, the inability to tell imaginary fears from real ones, the voices in her head telling her to kill herself (and to harm others), as well as the incredibly difficult obstacles she overcame to become a highly respected professional. This beautifully written memoir is destined to become a classic in its genre.

The Center Cannot Hold American Empire Book Two

The Center Cannot Hold  American Empire  Book Two
Author: Harry Turtledove
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2002-06-25
ISBN: 0345454804
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Center Cannot Hold American Empire Book Two Book Excerpt:

In this spectacular, thought-provoking epic of alternate history, Harry Turtledove has created an unparalleled vision of social upheaval, war, and cutthroat politics in a world very much like our own—but with dramatic differences. It is 1924—a time of rebuilding, from the slow reconstruction of Washington’s most honored monuments to the reclamation of devastated cities in Europe and Canada. In the United States, the Socialist Party, led by Hosea Blackford, battles Calvin Coolidge to hold on to the Powell House in Philadelphia. And it seems as if the Socialists can do no wrong, for the stock market soars and America enjoys prosperity unknown in a half century. But as old names like Custer and Roosevelt fade into history, a new generation faces new uncertainties. The Confederate States, victorious in the War of Secession and in the Second Mexican War but at last tasting defeat in the Great War, suffer poverty and natural calamity. The Freedom Party promises new strength and pride. But if its chief seizes the reins of power, he may prove a dangerous enemy for the hated U.S.A. Yet the United States take little note. Sharing world domination with Germany, they consider events in the Confederacy of little consequence. As the 1920s end, calamity casts a pall across the continent. With civil war raging in Mexico, terrorist uprisings threatening U.S. control in Canada, and an explosion of violence in Utah, the United States are rocked by uncertainty. In a world of occupiers and the occupied, of simmering hatreds, shattered lives, and pent-up violence, the center can no longer hold. And for a powerful nation, the ultimate shock will come when a fleet of foreign aircraft rain death and destruction upon one of the great cities of the United States. . . .

Star Trek The Centre Cannot Hold

Star Trek  The Centre Cannot Hold
Author: Mike W. Barr
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2006-09-01
ISBN: 1416534369
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Trek The Centre Cannot Hold Book Excerpt:

MERE ANARCHY A new six-part epic covering thirty years of Star Trek ® history, continuing with an adventure that takes place during the historic five-year mission! Book 2: THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD A few years after the disaster on Mestiko, the Payav are struggling to rebuild in the wake of the pulsar's damage. The Starship Enterprise returns with a plan to help restore the planet's atmosphere. But the Klingon Empire has also taken an interest in Mestiko, and has come to the aid of one of the world's many factions. Captain James T. Kirk finds himself once again pitted against the Klingon commander Kor, with the fate of Mestiko at stake.

Merriam Webster s Dictionary of Allusions

Merriam Webster s Dictionary of Allusions
Author: Elizabeth Webber,Mike Feinsilber
Publsiher: Merriam-Webster
Total Pages: 592
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780877796282
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Merriam Webster s Dictionary of Allusions Book Excerpt:

"A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Explains more than 900 allusions. Entries include examples from today's leading media. A must for serious readers, language lovers, and ESL students."

Things Fall Apart the Center Cannot Hold

Things Fall Apart  the Center Cannot Hold
Author: Peter DeLeon,Rand Corporation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 27
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Decentralization in government
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Fall Apart the Center Cannot Hold Book Excerpt:

The Reagan Administration has proposed a number of policy initiatives which have the effect of decentralizing governmental services which, until recently, had increasingly become the responsibility of the Federal (i.e., centralized) government. This paper inquires as to the possible effects of such decentralization tendencies. Drawing upon approaches advocated by the policy sciences and future studies, the analysis weighs goals, trends, and conditions to arrive at a set of projections and policies. (Author).

Passage to the Center

Passage to the Center
Author: Daniel Eugene Tobin
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780813133423
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nixon Agonistes

Nixon Agonistes
Author: Garry Wills
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 617
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780618134328
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nixon Agonistes Book Excerpt:

From one of America's most distinguished historians comes this classic analysis of Richard Nixon. By considering some of the president's opinions, Wills comes to the controversial conclusion that Nixon was actually a liberal. Both entertaining and essential, Nixon Agonistes captures a troubled leader and a struggling nation mired in a foolish Asian war, forfeiting the loyalty of its youth, puzzled by its own power, and looking to its cautious president for confidence. In the end, Nixon Agonistes reaches far beyond its assessment of the thirty-seventh president to become an incisive and provocative analysis of the American political machine.

Democracy Denied 1905 1915

Democracy Denied  1905 1915
Author: Charles KURZMAN,Charles Kurzman
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN: 0674039858
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy Denied 1905 1915 Book Excerpt:

Kurzman proposes that the collective agent most directly responsible for democratization was the emerging class of modern intellectuals, a group that had gained a global identity and a near-messianic sense of mission following the Dreyfus Affair of 1898. Each chapter of this book focuses on a single angle of this story, covering all six cases by examining newspaper accounts, memoirs, and government reports.

New Essays on American Drama

New Essays on American Drama
Author: Gilbert Debusscher,Henry I. Schvey,Marc Maufort
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1989
ISBN: 9789051831078
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mad Muse

Mad Muse
Author: Jeffrey Berman
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN: 1789738091
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mad Muse Book Excerpt:

Many of the well-respected scholarly studies of autobiographical writing have little or nothing to say about mental illness. This book uncovers the mysterious relationship between mood disorders and creativity through the lives of seven writers, demonstrating how mental illness is sometimes the driving force behind creativity.

Favorite Reflections

Favorite Reflections
Author: Lisa Hayes-Minney
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN: 1794734627
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Favorite Reflections Book Excerpt:

When I accepted the reporter position at the newspaper, I thought I would work there for the rest of my life. In addition to covering news, local issues, and events, I wrote a weekly column, "Reporter's Reflections," which allowed me to give comment and opinions on the news stories I had written. I was younger then, and I thought my "schooling" had provided me the knowledge I needed to manage the job. My first year taught me otherwise. This collection of reflections from my first year will provide some entertainment, but also a glimpse into what the life of a new reporter covering small-town life is like.

Rethinking the Center

Rethinking the Center
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1992
ISBN: 0804765979
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fragile Ornaments Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmas

Fragile Ornaments  Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmas
Author: Ronald William Cadmus
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2014-12-12
ISBN: 1782796592
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fragile Ornaments Melting Snowflakes and the Healing Light of Christmas Book Excerpt:

Not all Christmas ornaments sparkle on tree branches. Some are fragile. Easily broken. And joy often disappears like melting snowflakes. We are just like those ornaments and snowflakes. But there is a healing light that can be found at Christmas.

The Centre Cannot Hold

The Centre Cannot Hold
Author: Tom Collins
Publsiher: Devin-Adair Pub
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Northern Ireland
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Glimpses of Another Land

Glimpses of Another Land
Author: Eric Miller
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2012-08-16
ISBN: 1621894150
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glimpses of Another Land Book Excerpt:

In Glimpses of Another Land, Eric Miller takes the reader across the American landscape in quest of insight into our times. For those facing challenges and choices from all sides, Miller offers not analysis so much as reorientation--the kind of sharpened vision that redirects movement. An age featuring 9/11 as its defining moment surely requires probing reflection and judgment. Here Eric Miller, with an alert eye and keen voice, provides both.

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adolescents

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adolescents
Author: Philip J. Rosenbaum,Richard E. Webb
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2022-04-27
ISBN: 1000573974
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Adolescents Book Excerpt:

In this book, Philip Rosenbaum and Richard Webb consider the complexities of working as counselors and psychotherapists for college students, and offer a broad and detailed account of the developmental issues essential to understanding adolescent experience. Drawing on existentialism, cultural psychology and relational and object relations theories in psychoanalysis, this book offers a perspective that is sensitive to both clinical concerns and the broader context of college counseling and working with adolescents. Particular attention is paid to the emergence of adolescent identities through a relationship with "otherness," and several considerations are explored as a result. These include the emergence and reconciliation of destructive feelings, suicidal phenomenology and the effects of trauma. By taking a fresh look at clinical developmental theories as they affect adolescents and young adults, Rosenbaum and Webb provide a view of college-student development that is theoretically rich and clinically applicable in a way that warrants renewed appreciation and practice among counselors, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts work with college-age clients.

Powers of Pilgrimage

Powers of Pilgrimage
Author: Simon Coleman
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-12-21
ISBN: 1479811947
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Powers of Pilgrimage Book Excerpt:

"This book offers a new theoretical framework for exploring contemporary pilgrimage, exploring examples ranging from the Hajj to the Camino, and arguing that pilgrimage activity should be understood not solely as going to, staying at, and leaving a sacred place, but also as occurring in apparently mundane or domestic times, places, and practices"--

China in a Polycentric World

China in a Polycentric World
Author: Yingjin Zhang
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780804735094
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

China in a Polycentric World Book Excerpt:

This collection provides a critical reexamination of the development and current status of comparative literature studies that engage the literary practices of both China and the West. In so doing, it attempts to refashion literary methodologies and cultural theories in Chinese studies and reread several noncanonical texts in ways that cut across disciplines, genders, and modernities. Eschewing conventional taxonomies such as the study of literary influences and parallels, this volume shifts the emphasis from Chinese-Western comparativism to a critical rereading of Chinese or China-related texts using a variety of new critical approaches. Essays that draw on literary history, comparative poetics, modernist aesthetics, feminist studies, gender theory, and postcolonial discourse exemplify how multifaceted approaches can enrich our understanding of this field. The essays are grouped in three parts: studies of disciplines, institutions, and canon formation; gender, sexuality, and the body; and technology, modernity, and aesthetics. They cover a range of subjects, including the challenge of East-West comparative literature, the impact of literary theory on Sinological research, canon formation in traditional Chinese poetry, gender and sexuality in Ming drama, contemporary Chinese fiction and television drama, the problem of translation, the influence of science fiction, and the "cult of poetry” in post-Mao China. The introductory chapter traces the rise of the Chinese school of comparative literature and addresses the issues facing Western scholars of Chinese-Western comparative literature. A concluding chapter summarizes recent remappings of the geocultural world and outlines future possibilities for comparative literature.

Beyond Madness

Beyond Madness
Author: Rachel A. Pruchno
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 1421441446
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Madness Book Excerpt:

Family members, friends, teachers, police, primary care doctors, and clergy—people who recognize that something is wrong but don't know how to help—will find the book's practical advice invaluable.

Things Fall Apart MAXNotes Literature Guides

Things Fall Apart  MAXNotes Literature Guides
Author: Sara O'Brien
Publsiher: Research & Education Assoc.
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2015-04-24
ISBN: 9780738672892
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things Fall Apart MAXNotes Literature Guides Book Excerpt:

REA's MAXnotes for Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.