Affliction

Autore: Russell Banks
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062123149
Grandezza: 48,63 MB
Formato: PDF
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Wade Whitehouse is an improbable protagonist for a tragedy. A well-digger and policeman in a bleak New Hampshire town, he is a former high-school star gone to beer fat, a loner with a mean streak. It is a mark of Russell Banks' artistry and understanding that Wade comes to loom in one's mind as a blue-collar American Everyman afflicted by the dark secret of the macho tradition. Told by his articulate, equally scarred younger brother, Wade's story becomes as spellbinding and inexorable as a fuse burning its way to the dynamite.

Affliction

Autore: Laurell K. Hamilton
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101623896
Grandezza: 78,71 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Micah’s estranged father lies dying, rotting away inside from some strange ailment that has his doctors whispering about “zombie disease.” Anita Blake makes her living off of zombies—but these aren’t the kind she knows so well. These creatures hunt in daylight, and are as fast and strong as vampires. If they bite you, you become just like them. And round and round it goes…Where will it stop? Even Anita Blake doesn’t know.

Affliction

Autore: Edith Schaeffer
Editore: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441214984
Grandezza: 42,37 MB
Formato: PDF
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Edith Schaeffer comes directly to grips with the eternal question of why we face suffering and affliction in this life, showing us how to trust in God alone for comfort.

Fictions Of Affliction

Autore: Martha Stoddard Holmes
Editore: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472025961
Grandezza: 67,50 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 4775
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"Highly recommended . . . Holmes moves seamlessly from novelists like Charles Dickens to sociologists like Henry Mayhew to autobiographers like John Kitto." ---Choice "An absolutely stunning book that will make a significant contribution to both Victorian literary studies and disability studies." ---Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Emory University "Establishes that Victorian melodrama informs many of our contemporary notions of disability . . . We have inherited from the Victorians not pandemic disability, but rather the complex of sympathy and fear." ---Victorian Studies Tiny Tim, Clym Yeobright, Long John Silver---what underlies nineteenth-century British literature's fixation with disability? Melodramatic representations of disability pervaded not only novels, but also doctors' treatises on blindness, educators' arguments for "special" education, and even the writing of disabled people themselves. Drawing on extensive primary research, Martha Stoddard Holmes introduces readers to popular literary and dramatic works that explored culturally risky questions like "can disabled men work?" and "should disabled women have babies?" and makes connections between literary plots and medical, social, and educational debates of the day. Martha Stoddard Holmes is Associate Professor of Literature and Writing Studies at California State University, San Marcos.

The Bread Of Affliction

Autore: William Moskoff
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521522830
Grandezza: 72,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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This book tells how the Soviet Union fed itself after the invasion by the Germans during World War II. The author argues that central planning became much less important in feeding the population, and civilians were thereby forced to become considerably more self reliant in feeding themselves. A rationing system was instituted soon after the war began, but quickly became irrelevant because of the chronic food shortages. The breakdown in central supplies of food was accompanied by the diminished importance of the ruble, which in many places was replaced by bread and clothing as the medium of exchange. Although the Soviet army was given high precedence over civilians, the author also shows that the population living under German occupation was much worse off than were Soviet civilians living in the rear. In addition to extensive use of American and German archives from the war period, the author interviewed more than thirty Soviet emigrés who survived the war.

Affliction

Autore: Carly Schabowski
Editore: Affliction
ISBN: 9781910688113
Grandezza: 19,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6333
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Patient In Affliction

Autore: Debbye Butler
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781452002866
Grandezza: 38,77 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 309
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Sometime in our lives, most of us will help an aging, frail, or chronically or terminally ill person do the most basic, personal tasks of daily living. We need to be empowered with knowledge, strength, courage and compassion in order to be the best possible in-home family caregiver. Enter Patient in Affliction, something like a S.W.A.T. team on paper. This handbook drills down to the heart of the matter: Practical tips to help with the day-to-day activities and cope with roller-coaster emotions, both for the family caregiver (to preserve his or her strength and sanity) and the patient (to preserve his or her dignity). Patient in Affliction is a unique, informative tool for family caregivers. As you read the pages, you'll be enlightened, encouraged, entertained and equipped. You'll feel like you're in the same room with the author, sharing a box of tissue or perhaps a cup of coffee as you navigate your family-caregiver role. You'll laugh and you'll cry as you read anecdotes from the author, who infuses her storytelling with light humor about a very serious topic. By the time you read the last sentence, you will realize that whatever you go through, whatever emotions you experience, you are not the first or only person to feel what you are feeling. You are absolutely not alone. Somebody understands. Patient in Affliction is also encouragement for the encourager. Perhaps you are a friend of someone serving as family caregiver. This book raises your understanding about what a family caregiver goes through, and why your support is essential. Patient in Affliction is a great springboard to use as you extend your hand of compassion to a family caregiver.

Affliction Or The Refiner Watching The Crucible

Autore: Charles Stanford
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 14,56 MB
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The Daughter Of Affliction

Autore: Mary Rankin
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 70,53 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Affliction

Autore: Fay Weldon
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007291728
Grandezza: 76,93 MB
Formato: PDF
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Annette and Spicer make a perfect pair. He has a son and she a daughter from previous marriages. Now, after ten years, they are expecting their own baby. But on this, the first day of the rest of their blissful lives, Spicer fails to kiss Annette goodbye as he leaves for the office.