Changing My Mind

Autore: Margaret Trudeau
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062064878
Grandezza: 30,32 MB
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A sparkling collection of Zadie Smith's nonfiction over the past decade. Zadie Smith brings to her essays all of the curiosity, intellectual rigor, and sharp humor that have attracted so many readers to her fiction, and the result is a collection that is nothing short of extraordinary. Split into four sections—"Reading," "Being," "Seeing," and "Feeling"—Changing My Mind invites readers to witness the world from Zadie Smith's unique vantage. Smith casts her acute eye over material both personal and cultural, with wonderfully engaging essays—some published here for the first time—on diverse topics including literature, movies, going to the Oscars, British comedy, family, feminism, Obama, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Magnani. In her investigations Smith also reveals much of herself. Her literary criticism shares the wealth of her experiences as a reader and exposes the tremendous influence diverse writers—E. M. Forster, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, and others—have had on her writing life and her self-understanding. Smith also speaks directly to writers as a craftsman, offering precious practical lessons on process. Here and throughout, readers will learn of the wide-ranging experiences—in novels, travel, philosophy, politics, and beyond—that have nourished Smith's rich life of the mind. Her probing analysis offers tremendous food for thought, encouraging readers to attend to the slippery questions of identity, art, love, and vocation that so often go neglected. Changing My Mind announces Zadie Smith as one of our most important contemporary essayists, a writer with the rare ability to turn the world on its side with both fact and fiction. Changing My Mind is a gift to readers, writers, and all who want to look at life more expansively.

The Quotable Lewis

Autore: Jerry Root
Editore: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414356747
Grandezza: 44,89 MB
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This book presents more than 1,500 quotes from C. S. Lewis's writings, providing ready access to his thoughts on a variety of topics. An exhaustive index references key words and concepts, allowing readers to easily find quotes on any subject of interest.

Doodler Doodling

Autore: Rita Golden Gelman
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688166458
Grandezza: 39,21 MB
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Teachers teach, flyers fly, painters paint, climbers climb--and teachers fly, climbers paint ....

Heroes Of The Valley

Autore: Jonathan Stroud
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1407047892
Grandezza: 35,32 MB
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Listen then, and I'll tell you again of the Battle of the Rock. But none of your usual wriggling, or I'll stop before I've begun . . . Halli loves the old stories from when the valley was a wild and dangerous place - when the twelve legendary heroes stood together to defeat the ancient enemy, the bloodthirsty Trows. Halli longs for adventure but these days the most dangerous thing in the valley is boredom. He tries to liven things up by playing practical jokes. But when one of his jokes goes too far, he reawakens an old blood feud and finds himself on a hero's quest after all. Along the way he meets a ruthless thief, a murderous rival, and a girl who may just be as fearless as he is . . . Jonathan Stroud has created an epic saga with a funny, unique spin, and an unforgettable anti-hero.

Kamisama Kiss

Autore: Julietta Suzuki
Editore: VIZ Media LLC
ISBN: 142159398X
Grandezza: 43,93 MB
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Himemiko and Kotaro’s happy ending has triggered some confusing flashbacks for Tomoe, and his memories are affecting more than just his mood. The shrine has started to collapse because Tomoe isn’t strong enough to maintain it, and things have gotten so bad that the kami Mikage returns. He explains to Nanami that Tomoe is dying from a 500-year-old curse, and there’s nothing she can do to save him! -- VIZ Media