Dissident Gardens

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0385534949
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A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers—an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals At the center of Jonathan Lethem’s superb new novel stand two extraordinary women: Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist who savages neighbors, family, and political comrades with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her precocious and willful daughter, Miriam, equally passionate in her activism, flees Rose’s influence to embrace the dawning counterculture of Greenwich Village. These women cast spells over the men in their lives: Rose’s aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her cousin, the feckless chess hustler Lenny Angrush; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam’s (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinging husband, Tommy Gogan; their bewildered son, Sergius. Flawed and idealistic, Lethem’s characters struggle to inhabit the utopian dream in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference. As the decades pass—from the parlor communism of the ’30s, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, ragged ’70s communes, the romanticization of the Sandinistas, up to the Occupy movement of the moment—we come to understand through Lethem’s extraordinarily vivid storytelling that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal. Lethem’s characters may pursue their fates within History with a capital H, but his novel is—at its mesmerizing, beating heart—about love. From the Hardcover edition.

Fight Of The Century

Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen
Editor: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1501190407
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To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the organization’s one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in—Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona—need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights—which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU’s spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU’s stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment.

Talking Book Topics

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The English Country House

Author: Mary Miers
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Sixty-two stunning houses in a range of architectural styles spanning seven centuries are brought to life through glorious imagery from the photography library of Country Life magazine.

The Garden Transformed

Author: Verner Smitheram
Editor: Charlottetown, P.E.I. : Ragweed Press
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Dissident Cartographies

Author: José Miguel G. Cortés
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The contemporary city (in Spain and Latin-America) and the ensemble of social, cultural, and personal relationships are the reference points for this project. The new city that converts itself into a metropolis unites millions of people through economic, social, and cultural integration. This publication reflects on the 'new city' through works by international contemporary artists including; Antoni Abad, Carmela Garca, Hanna Collins, Mario Navarro, Alexander Apstol, Minerva Cuevas, Carlos Garaioca, Grupo de Arte Callejero and Itziar Okariz.

The Dissident Montaigne

Author: Max Gauna
Editor: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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This study asks and provides answers to four questions. The first two are these: What does Montaigne say which is relevant to religion, and what are the implications of what he says? They are answered by examination of and commentary on all the relevant matter from the first to the last of the "Essais." Particular attention is paid to context, and in many cases complete analysis of the arguments of individual essays are provided. Only then are the last two questions considered, namely, did Montaigne intend such implications to be drawn, and what is the nature of his personal belief? The answers explain Montaigne's status as an inspiration to generations of post-Renaissance freethinkers.

Russia S Dissident Old Believers 1650 1950

Author: Georg Bernhard Michels
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Journal Of Horticulture And Practical Gardening

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The Gardens Of Hampton Court

Author: Mollie Sands
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Gardens City Life And Culture

Author: Nicholas Dagen Bloom
Editor: Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service
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Seeks to understand the roles played by gardens from Roman antiquity to approximately 1850, particularly as they relate to public life in large cities.

Dragon Rose Garden

Author: Sus van Elzen
Editor: Timezone 8
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In this book, Sus Van Elzen investigates the transformation of China from 1949 to 2008, with a particular focus on artists and architects. The makeover of Beijing in particular has been driven not only by economic factors but also by the governing regime's cultural and political agenda. As Van Elzen demonstrates, the resultant conflict presents some unprecedented creative challenges.

The Enclosed Garden

Author: Jean E. Friedman
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807842812
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The southern women's reform movement emerged late in the nineteenth century, several decades behind the formation of the northern feminist movement. The Enclosed Garden explains this delay by examining the subtle and complex roots of women's identi

Corporate Friction

Author: David Yosifon
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107186404
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This book criticizes prevailing corporate law in the United States and articulates reforms aimed at making corporations more socially responsible.

Dissident Dramaturgies

Author: Eamonn Jordan
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From Boston to Berlin, and from Belfast to Beijing, the performances of Irish plays have been greeted with critical and box-office acclaim. Plays by Marina Carr, Brian Friel, Marie Jones, Martin McDonagh, Frank McGuinness, Tom Murphy, Mark O'Rowe, Conor McPherson, and Enda Walsh have toured extensively, and have been translated and adapted for new performance contexts. This book examines the dominant approaches and the recurrent and variable dramaturgical patterns in the writings of the contemporary generation of writers from 1980 to the present. Six very specific, dominant configurations or constructions that shape the blatant dramaturgy of Irish Theatre are considered in individual chapters that focus the relationships between history, memory, and metatheatre, how the notion of innocence is contested, the various deployments of a range of myths by contemporary playwrights, the consequences of perverting pastoral consciousness, and the implications and repercussions of storytelling to a tradition of writing. In all of the work produced both locally and abroad, Ireland, and a coerced and admired notion of 'Irishness' function, in part as a commodity but also as something uniquely defiant, liberating, and dissident in itself.

A Dissident Among Patriots

Author: D. J. W. Strümpfer
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John Swift An Irish Dissident

Author: John P. Swift
Editor: Gill
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