A Tale For The Time Being

Autore: Ruth Ozeki
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101606258
Grandezza: 58,39 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3930

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

The Moral Worlds Of Contemporary Realism

Autore: Mary K. Holland
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501362631
Grandezza: 46,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1410

Literature has never looked weirder--full of images, colors, gadgets, and footnotes, and violating established norms of character, plot, and narrative structure. Yet over the last 30 years, critics have coined more than 20 new “realisms” in their attempts to describe it. What makes this decidedly unorthodox literature “realistic”? And if it is, then what does “realism” mean anymore? Examining literature by dozens of writers, and over a century of theory and criticism about realism, The Moral Worlds of Contemporary Realism sorts through the current critical confusion to illustrate how our ideas about what is real and how best to depict it have changed dramatically, especially in recent years. Along the way, Mary K. Holland guides the reader on a lively tour through the landscape of contemporary literary studies--taking in metafiction, ideology, posthumanism, postmodernism, and poststructuralism--with forays into quantum mechanics, new materialism, and Buddhism as well, to give us entirely new ways of viewing how humans use language to make sense of--and to make--the world.

My Year Of Meats

Autore: Ruth Ozeki
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101141786
Grandezza: 40,19 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7590

A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love—the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale for the Time Being Ruth Ozeki’s mesmerizing debut novel has captivated readers and reviewers worldwide. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by an American meat-exporting business, she uncovers some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a dangerous hormone called DES. Soon she will also cross paths with Akiko Ueno, a beleaguered Japanese housewife struggling to escape her overbearing husband. Hailed by USA Today as “rare and provocative” and awarded the Kirayama Prize for Literature of the Pacific Rim, My Year of Meats is a modern-day take on Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle for fans of Michael Pollan, Margaret Atwood, and Barbara Kingsolver.

Experimental Fiction

Autore: Julie Armstrong
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441107290
Grandezza: 64,86 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 2757

Ever since Ezra Pound's exhortation to 'make it new', experimentation has been a hallmark of contemporary literature. Ranging from the modernists, through the Beats to postmodernism and contemporary 'hyperfiction', this is a unique introduction to experimental fiction. Creative exercises throughout the book help students grapple with the many varieties of experimental fiction for themselves, deepening their understanding of these many forms and developing their own writing skills. In addition, the book examines the historical contexts and major themes of 20th-century experimental fiction and new directions for the novel offered by writers such as David Shields and Zadie Smith. Making often difficult works accessible for the first time reader and with extensive further reading guides, Experimental Fiction is an essential practical guidebook for students of creative writing and contemporary fiction. Writers covered include: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Ralph Ellison, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Gibson, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Don Delillo, Caitlin Fisher, Geoff Ryeman, Xiaolu Guo, Tom McCarthy, James Frey and David Mitchell.

A Tale Of Seven Elements

Autore: Eric Scerri
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991074X
Grandezza: 33,64 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 108

In 1913, English physicist Henry Moseley established an elegant method for "counting" the elements based on atomic number, ranging them from hydrogen (#1) to uranium (#92). It soon became clear, however, that seven elements were mysteriously missing from the lineup--seven elements unknown to science. In his well researched and engaging narrative, Eric Scerri presents the intriguing stories of these seven elements--protactinium, hafnium, rhenium, technetium, francium, astatine and promethium. The book follows the historical order of discovery, roughly spanning the two world wars, beginning with the isolation of protactinium in 1917 and ending with that of promethium in 1945. For each element, Scerri traces the research that preceded the discovery, the pivotal experiments, the personalities of the chemists involved, the chemical nature of the new element, and its applications in science and technology. We learn for instance that alloys of hafnium--whose name derives from the Latin name for Copenhagen (hafnia)--have some of the highest boiling points on record and are used for the nozzles in rocket thrusters such as the Apollo Lunar Modules. Scerri also tells the personal tales of researchers overcoming great obstacles. We see how Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn--the pair who later proposed the theory of atomic fission--were struggling to isolate element 91 when World War I intervened, Hahn was drafted into the German army's poison gas unit, and Meitner was forced to press on alone against daunting odds. The book concludes by examining how and where the twenty-five new elements have taken their places in the periodic table in the last half century. A Tale of Seven Elements paints a fascinating picture of chemical research--the wrong turns, missed opportunities, bitterly disputed claims, serendipitous findings, accusations of dishonesty--all leading finally to the thrill of discovery.

Lies And Broken Promises A Tale Of Alcoholism

Autore: Alan B. Bradley
Editore: Smashwords
ISBN: 1476430152
Grandezza: 78,96 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7094

Alan's true story picks up after his parole from Trenton State Prison where he served 27 months of a 3 to 5 year sentence for possession and sale of drugs. He thought he had his drug addiction problems beaten. He felt that alcohol without drugs would provide him the relief that he needed from his anxiety and depression. He started becoming more and more reliant on alcohol as the days passed. His social anxiety was so great that he could not participate in conversations in a group context. His alcoholic life was a whirlwind of brief sexual encounters and drinking at bars in Greenwich Village. His sexual identity was non-existent. He had no sexual preference of a female over a male or vice-versa. Alan was just getting started on his academic career as a free man. He had taken his first 4 college courses in prison and was determined to earn at least a bachelor's degree. In no time at all he was consuming alcohol before every social gathering whether it was at home, at work or on the university campus. Alan appeared aloof to many acquaintances, but his quiet nature was due to his intense anxiety levels and sporadic depression. The years advance and Alan chronicles the huge impact alcoholism has on his life and his urgent attempts to work towards solutions to his inner turmoil. As his alcoholism progresses, he gets closer and closer to losing everything he's worked and strived for. His personal relationships are falling apart. His work on the job is suffering and his relationships with co-workers are becoming stressed. He needs a solution and he needs it now.

All Over Creation

Autore: Ruth Ozeki
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440650048
Grandezza: 10,83 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 6598

A warm and witty saga about agribusiness, environmental activism, and community—from the celebrated author of My Year of Meats and A Tale for the Time Being Yumi Fuller hasn’t set foot in her hometown of Liberty Falls, Idaho—heart of the potato-farming industry—since she ran away at age fifteen. Twenty-five years later, the prodigal daughter returns to confront her dying parents, her best friend, and her conflicted past, and finds herself caught up in an altogether new drama. The post-millennial farming community has been invaded by Agribusiness forces at war with a posse of activists, the Seeds of Resistance, who travel the country in a camping car, “The Spudnick,” biofueled by pilfered McDonald’s french-fry oil. Following her widely hailed, award-winning debut novel, My Year of Meats, Ruth Ozeki returns here to deliver a quirky cast of characters and a wickedly humorous appreciation of the foibles of corporate life, globalization, political resistance, youth culture, and aging baby boomers. All Over Creation tells a celebratory tale of the beauty of seeds, roots, and growth—and the capacity for renewal that resides within us all.

A Tale Of Two Transformations

Autore: Michael K. Levine
Editore: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439879788
Grandezza: 50,35 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3440

There are many books that seek to explain Lean and Agile software that offer theory, techniques, and examples. Michael Levine’s first book, A Tale of Two Systems, is one of the best, synthesizing Lean manufacturing and product development with agile software concepts in an engaging business novel. However, there has been precious little practical guidance for those seeking to change existing organizations to become Lean and Agile, until now. Mr. Levine has followed the successful approach of A Tale of Two Systems, telling two simultaneous intertwined and contrasting stories, to bring organizational transformation to life. Mary O’Connell and James "Wes" Wesleyan, recently engaged to be married, share a commitment to Lean and Agile Software. They have recently become leaders in two very different companies – one, stuck in a slow-moving, unresponsive, process-driven quagmire of a software culture; the other, struggling through the chaos of a sales-driven, process-less swirl. Together with their wise mentor, Neville Roberts, they identify two approaches to making needed changes: Drive People (a top-down approach focused on processes and tools), and People Driven (an enablement approach focused on people and organizations). Mary and Wes evaluate their situations and choose approaches that best fit for them, and the transformations commence. A Tale of Two Transformations differs from many information technology books by grappling with all the complexities of our organizations: the people, the politics, the financials, the processes – in short, the culture from which our Lean and Agile journeys must begin. The change model presented in the flow of the stories is generally applicable, and can help anyone thinking about how to improve their organization.

The Rick Burners A Tale For The Present Time Fourth Edition By J E N Molesworth

Grandezza: 65,36 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 7033

The All Wise Being A Tale Of God And Republicans

Autore: Laura Reasoner Jones
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557195268
Grandezza: 39,86 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 1535

The All-Wise Being" A Tale of God and Republicans by Laura Reasoner Jones

A Tale Of More The Complete Series

Autore: Colin Wright
Editore: Asymmetrical Press
ISBN: 1938793838
Grandezza: 75,93 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7821

Out of shape, bored to death, and stuck in small town nowhere (without a car), Cain's life is bland; the voice in his head that (critically) narrates every move he makes isn't helping matters. Then a film crew comes to town, and everything changes overnight. A second voice in Cain's head starts speaking after years of silence, and Cain is pulled into a world filled with superhuman cops, mad scientists, and anti-augmentation activists. This is Cain's new world. A world of more. This collection includes all ten books in the A Tale of More series, including Trialogue, Rave Domino, Beige Man, Ink and Sand, Duplicitous Ox, Replicated Triplicate, Irresistible Blah,Stimulate the People, Volatile Frenemies, and Masked Path.

A Friend Of Caesar A Tale Of The Fall Of The Roman Republic Time 50 47 B C

Autore: William Stearns Davis
Editore: tredition
ISBN: 384720369X
Grandezza: 28,49 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 8273

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

A Tale Of Two Slaves

Autore: Abul Anwaar
Editore: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120763
Grandezza: 28,94 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7276

"The fanatics claims that their System, which was revealed centuries ago, suits our modern life. They forget, or ignore, the fact that the system failed to call for freedom for all. This fictional work is based on the author's imagination that the System was infallible, but another force defeated its infallibility. The teacher was faithful in delivering the message, but the other force was so powerful; it handcuffed him."

A Tale Of Two Kitties

Autore: Margaret Eppes
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438904967
Grandezza: 34,49 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9495

Sam is a very large orange-and-white tabby whom Mom found at the local animal shelter. He has found his way into her heart, as well as her house. As much as she loves him, he makes her crazy with his cat ways-bringing in live things like rats, a snake, and a bat, as well as any number of birds. He also loves to eat and has put on several pounds since animal shelter days. ENTER LILAH. Mom figures if Sam has a kitten to chase around, he will get more exercise and lose a little of that excess poundage. And so he does. And so goes the story.

A Father Christmas Story Being A Tale Of How Father Christmas Came To Be

Autore: Paul T. Kidd
Editore: Cheshire Henbury
ISBN: 9781901864106
Grandezza: 74,95 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5690

Ever wondered where the fable of Father Christmas came from? Well, here is an imaginative answer. Set in the forests of the cold north one Yuletide Eve long ago, A Father Christmas Story tells of strange encounters and mysterious events. The tale provides an account, in keeping with the spirit of the festive period, of the first appearance of Father Christmas. It is the story of one man's appointment with destiny and a meeting that changed the world forever. Conveying the true meaning of Christmas, this unusual and engaging book is full of familiar Christmas images.

Poor Mary A Tale Of Schizophrenia

Autore: Sylvia Hoole
Editore: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1452057168
Grandezza: 21,56 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6402

Schizophrenia is an evil disease marked by a breakdown in the relation between thoughts, feelings and actions, frequently accompanied by delusions and retreat from social life. A daughter watches Mary, her mother, fall prey to this disease and sees her change from an attractive and beautiful woman to a shadow of her former self. This story tells of a daughter's anguish, dashed hopes and despair as she battles with Mary and tries to understand what is happening to her mother.It tells of Mary's anguish and fear as she is possessed by the demons of insanity. All who have contact with Mary in those dark years are affected adversely in some way or another. So many met with frustration as they tried to reason with her and failed. Mary is at last laid to rest but the repercussions of her frantic existence are far reaching for those who were closest to her.

A Tale Of Two Dragons

Autore: G.A. Aiken
Editore: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 1420133535
Grandezza: 31,57 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4486

Braith of the Darkness likes going through life unnoticed. Not an easy task for a She-dragon of royal descent. But the evil plots of her father are turning her quiet, boring life upside down, and she has now become the enemy of the most vicious queen her kind has ever known. But for once, Braith won’t have to fight alone. Not when the warrior dragon of her dreams is willing to risk everything to save her neck. Addolgar the Cheerful wishes he could say he’s helping the pretty royal strictly for honorable reasons—but he’d be lying. It’s not his fault, though! He didn’t tell Braith of the Darkness to have the most delicious tail he’s ever seen! Yet before Addolgar can get his very strong claws on that tail, heads are going to roll. Just hopefully not theirs…

The Weird Of The Wentworths A Tale Of George Iv S Time Complete

Autore: Johannes Scotus
Editore: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465541594
Grandezza: 72,43 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5311