One Hundred Demons

Author: Lynda Barry
Editor: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770462779
Size: 12,77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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“You’ll wonder how anything can be so sad and so funny at the same time.” —Lev Grossman, Time Inspired by a sixteenth-century Zen monk’s painting of a hundred demons chasing each other across a long scroll, acclaimed cartoonist Lynda Barry confronts various demons from her life in seventeen full-color vignettes. In Barry’s hand, demons are the life moments that haunt you, form you, and stay with you: your worst boyfriend; kickball games on a warm summer night; watching your baby brother dance; the smell of various houses in the neighborhood you grew up in; or the day you realize your childhood is long behind you and you are officially a teenager. As a cartoonist, Lynda Barry has the innate ability to zero in on the essence of truth, a magical quality that has made her book One! Hundred! Demons! an enduring classic of the early twenty-first century. In the book’s intro, however, Barry throws the idea of truth out of the window by asking the reader to decide if fiction can have truth and if autobiography can have a fiction, a hybrid that Barry coins “autobiofictionalography.” As readers get to know Barry’s demons, they realize that the actual truth no longer matters because the universality of Barry’s comics, true or untrue, reigns supreme.

Foundations Of Centos Linux

Author: Chivas Sicam
Editor: Apress
ISBN: 1430219653
Size: 14,43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 775

You need to maintain clients, servers and networks, while acquiring new skills. Foundations of Cent OS Linux: Enterprise Linux On the Cheap covers a free, unencumbered Linux operating system within the Red Hat lineage, but it does not assume you have a Red Hat Enterprise Linux license. Now you can learn CentOS Linux, the most powerful and popular of all Red Hat clones, keep maintaining your network at work, and become an Red Hat Certified Engineer, all just for the cost of this book. Introduces CentOS Linux and Fedora clients as equals to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Sets up CentOS as a secure, high–performance web services back end Prepares you for the RHCE examination, but does not assume an RHEL installation

101 Ebook Gratis Oltre Questo

Author: Gianluigi Bonanomi
Editor: Ledizioni
ISBN: 8867051628
Size: 14,48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 662

Avete comprato un eReader o un tablet e non sapete come “riempirlo”, che cosa leggere? In questa raccolta trovate 101 (e più) libri, tutti gratuiti, selezionati da un giornalista e autore che si occupa, da anni, di eBook. C’è di tutto: dai romanzi ai saggi, dalle raccolte di racconti ai fumetti, dalla poesia ai manuali. Come “bonus track” c’è la segnalazione di qualche classico. Insomma: c’è tutto quello che serve per farsi una cultura. A costo zero. Questa non è la solita lista di eBook fuori diritti, ma una vera guida ragionata a testi che (a volte incredibilmente!, ma sempre legalmente) sono gratuiti in rete.

Precarious Rhapsody

Author: Franco Berardi
Editor: Autonomedia
ISBN: 9781570272073
Size: 16,84 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 411

In this groundbreaking new text, Berardi argues that the story of human society is that of bifurcations. The fundamental one is always between machines for liberating desire and methods of control over the imaginary. In our time of digital mutation, technical automatisms are taking control of the social psyche.


Author: José de Alencar
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292792298
Size: 17,60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 958

"It is a truth universally acknowledged . . ." that a single woman in possession of a good character but no fortune must be in want of a wealthy husband—that is, if she is the heroine of a nineteenth-century novel. Senhora, by contrast, turns the tables on this familiar plot. Its strong-willed, independent heroine Aurélia uses newly inherited wealth to "buy back" and exact revenge on the fiancé who had left her for a woman with a more enticing dowry. This exciting Brazilian novel, originally published in 1875 and here translated into English for the first time, raises many questions about traditional gender relationships, the commercial nature of marriage, and the institution of the dowry. While conventional marital roles triumph in the end, the novel still offers realistic insights into the social and economic structure of Rio de Janeiro in the mid-1800s. With its unexpected plot, it also opens important new perspectives on the nineteenth-century Romantic novel.

Little Wolf S Book Of Badness

Author: Anthony Clark
Editor: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849439745
Size: 20,58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Little Wolf is a Goody Four-Paws. He brushes his teeth, says please and thank you and is always in bed on time. This simply will not do... Join him on the journey to Cunning College where he has been sent to learn the Nine Rules of Badness from the growliest greediest ghastliest Wolf of all: Uncle Bigbad! Mischief, comedy and songs create a most dastardly musical for anyone very bad (or wanting to be bad) aged five years and above. This adaptation of Ian Whybrow's Little Wolf's Book of Badness by Anthony Clark, with original music by Conor Linehan, was first performed in December 2007 at the Hampstead Theatre.

Saving For Development

Author: Inter-American Development Bank
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349949299
Size: 19,72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Why should people - and economies - save? This book on the savings problem in Latin America and the Caribbean suggests that, while saving to survive the bad times is important, saving to thrive in the good times is what really counts. People must save to invest in health and education, live productive and fulfilling lives, and make the most of their retirement years. Firms must save to grow their enterprises, employ more workers in better jobs, and produce quality goods. Governments must save to build the infrastructure required by a productive economy, provide quality services to their citizens, and assure their senior citizens a dignified, worry-free retirement. In short, countries must save not for the proverbial rainy day, but for a sunny day - a time when everyone can bask in the benefits of growth, prosperity, and well-being. This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license.

Conversational Italian For Travelers

Author: Kathryn Occhipinti
ISBN: 9780990383451
Size: 15,49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 177

The textbook, Conversational Italian for Travelers, is a fun, friendly book, not formal like most language books, and teaches everything one needs to know to travel to Italy. If you want to really understand the Italian of today, you need this book! We learn language and culture as we follow the character Caterina in dialogues that detail her travels through Italy. As she boards planes, trains, and finally takes a ride in her cousin's car, we learn how to do these things in Italian. When she meets up with her Italian family, we learn the phrases of communicating with others, including what to say if you meet someone special, how to go shopping and how to use the telephone. Finally, Caterina goes on a trip to Lago Maggiore with her Italian family, and we learn phrases needed to stay at a hotel, go sight-seeing, and of course, go to the restaurant and order wonderful Italian food! Many Italian dishes commonly ordered in Italian restaurants are listed in the last three chapters of the boo

The United States And The Origins Of The Cold War 1941 1947

Author: John Lewis Gaddis
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231122399
Size: 14,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 559

This book moves beyond the focus on economic considerations that was central to the work of New Left historians, examining the many other forces -- domestic politics, bureaucratic inertia, quirks of personality, and perceptions of Soviet intentions -- that influenced key decision makers in Washington.

The Creator S Code

Author: Amy Wilkinson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451666098
Size: 15,49 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 346

Based on in-depth interviews with more than 200 leading entrepreneurs, a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business identifies the six essential disciplines needed to transform your ideas into real-world successes. Each of us has the capacity to spot opportunities, invent products, and build businesses—even $100 million businesses. How do some people turn ideas into enterprises that endure? Why do some people succeed when so many others fail? The Creator’s Code unlocks the six essential skills that turn small notions into big companies. This landmark book is based on 200 interviews with today’s leading entrepreneurs including the founders of LinkedIn, Chipotle, eBay, Under Armour, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Spanx, Airbnb, PayPal, Jetblue, Gilt Groupe, Theranos, and Dropbox. Over the course of five years, Amy Wilkinson conducted rigorous interviews and analyzed research across many different fields. From the creators of the companies ranging from Yelp to Chobani to Zipcar, she found that entrepreneurial success works in much the same way. Creators are not born with an innate ability to conceive and build $100 million enterprises. They work at it. They all share fundamental skills that can be learned, practiced, and passed on. The Creator’s Code reveals six skills that make creators of all kinds of endeavors breakthrough. These skills aren’t rare gifts or slim chance talents. Entrepreneurship, Wilkinson demonstrates, is accessible to everyone.