Sunsets And Dogshits

Author: Sean Ashton
Editor: Alma Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781846880452
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Presented as a collection of articles about apocryphal artworks, exhibitions, books, and other cultural phenomena, Sunsets and Dogshits follows the convention of a "collected writings” book. Most pieces adopt a well-recognized format--a catalog essay for an exhibition, a book review, or an item of sports correspondence--but at the same time they incorporate incongruous elements or attempt to see things from inverted perspectives. For example, "The Hudson Variation" is a review of a book about chess hooliganism, while "Whipping Boys" imagines the criminal memoir written from the viewpoint of professional victims, and "The George Carnegie Award" is a critical review of the writers shortlisted for the best use of a semicolon in the English language. Witty, trenchantly funny, and flittingly flirting with genres as diverse as poetry, philosophy, biography, cookbooks, volumes on municipal architecture, government investigations into national disasters, and technical manuals, Sunsets and Dogshits occupies a unique place in modern fiction.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
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The Last Bongo Sunset

Author: Les Plesko
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A young man falls into the dark, mindless routine of a drug addict, but painful memories and a young runaway force him to face his fears and try to save them both

Critical Essays On E E Cummings

Author: Critical essays on American literature
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
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A collection of reviews and essays that traces the critical reputation of Cummings' works.

Decca

Author: Jessica Mitford
Editor: Knopf Group E-Books
ISBN: 0307565661
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“Decca” Mitford lived a larger-than-life life: born into the British aristocracy—one of the famous (and sometimes infamous) Mitford sisters—she ran away to Spain during the Spanish Civil War with her cousin Esmond Romilly, Winston Churchill’s nephew, then came to America, became a tireless political activist and a member of the Communist Party, and embarked on a brilliant career as a memoirist and muckraking journalist (her funeral-industry exposé, The American Way of Death, became an instant classic). She was a celebrated wit, a charmer, and throughout her life a prolific and passionate writer of letters—now gathered here. Decca’s correspondence crackles with irreverent humor and mischief, and with acute insight into human behavior (and misbehavior) that attests to her generous experience of the worlds of politics, the arts, journalism, publishing, and high and low society. Here is correspondence with everyone from Katharine Graham and George Jackson, Betty Friedan, Miss Manners, Julie Andrews, Maya Angelou, Harry Truman, and Hillary Rodham Clinton to Decca’s sisters the Duchess of Devonshire and the novelist Nancy Mitford, her parents, her husbands, her children, and her grandchildren. In a profile of J.K. Rowling, The Daily Telegraph (UK), said, “Her favorite drink is gin and tonic, her least favorite food, trip. Her heroine is Jessica Mitford.” From the Hardcover edition.

Gigs From Hell

Author: Sleazegrinder
Editor: Headpress
ISBN: 9781900486347
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Gigs that have gone wrong -- true stories as told by the bands who lived them.

The Tel Aviv Review

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A Fingerpost For Rembrandt

Author: Peter Lloyd
Editor: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781862546523
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A Fingerpost for Rembrandt is a new collection by Peter Lloyd, an utterly original poet whose work has been much priased for its craft, power, wit and magnetic style.

The Jordans

Author: George Bower
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Resurgence

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Shakey Neil Young S Biography

Author: Jimmy McDonough
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 1400075440
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Neil Young is one of rock and roll’s most important and enigmatic figures, a legend from the sixties who is still hugely influential today. He has never granted a writer access to his inner life – until now. Based on six years of interviews with more than three hundred of Young’s associates, and on more than fifty hours of interviews with Young himself, Shakey is a fascinating, prodigious account of the singer’s life and career. Jimmy McDonough follows Young from his childhood in Canada to his cofounding of Buffalo Springfield to the huge success of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to his comeback in the nineties. Filled with never-before-published words directly from the artist himself, Shakey is an essential addition to the top shelf of rock biographies.

Going Dark

Author: James W. Hall
Editor: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250038332
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The New York Times Book Review calls Edgar Award–winner James W. Hall a "master of suspense" and this new high-stakes thriller Going Dark shows why as Thorn embarks on a mission to save his newfound son Earth Liberation Front, known as ELF, is a loosely knit organization comprised of environmental activists scattered around the country. These extremists take a "by any means necessary" approach to defending the planet. In the last decade ELF has been responsible for close to a hundred million dollars in damage mainly through arson. The FBI ranks them, along with other eco-radicals, as the number one homegrown terrorist threat. Flynn Moss, Thorn's newly discovered son, has naively fallen in with an ELF cell in Miami which has its sights on Turkey Point, the largest nuclear power plant in the state. This ELF group has concocted a non-violent plan to shut the nuke plant down—nothing more than a huge publicity stunt to call attention to the dangers of nuclear power. But unbeknownst to some in the group, there are other members with a far more violent scheme in mind—to cause a radioactive catastrophe rivaling Chernobyl or Fukushima. With a growing sense of dread about the group's true intentions, Flynn summons Thorn to help him escape from Prince Key, the remote island off the shores of Miami where the ELF group is camped. Unable to refuse this son he barely knows, Thorn heads off to Prince Key and quickly reaches a frightening realization. There is only one way to save his son's life. He must join with the eco-terrorists and help them complete their deadly mission.

Fesstival De Flor Y Canto

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And Other Tirades

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ISBN: 1424320879
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Son Of A Gun

Author: Justin St. Germain
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0345538749
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY In the tradition of Tobias Wolff, James Ellroy, and Mary Karr, a stunning memoir of a mother-son relationship that is also the searing, unflinching account of a murder and its aftermath Tombstone, Arizona, September 2001. Debbie St. Germain’s death, apparently at the hands of her fifth husband, is a passing curiosity. “A real-life old West murder mystery,” the local TV announcers intone, while barroom gossips snicker cruelly. But for her twenty-year-old son, Justin St. Germain, the tragedy marks the line that separates his world into before and after. Distancing himself from the legendary town of his childhood, Justin makes another life a world away in San Francisco and achieves all the surface successes that would have filled his mother with pride. Yet years later he’s still sleeping with a loaded rifle under his bed. Ultimately, he is pulled back to the desert landscape of his childhood on a search to make sense of the unfathomable. What made his mother, a onetime army paratrooper, the type of woman who would stand up to any man except the men she was in love with? What led her to move from place to place, man to man, job to job, until finally she found herself in a desperate and deteriorating situation, living on an isolated patch of desert with an unstable ex-cop? Justin’s journey takes him back to the ghost town of Wyatt Earp, to the trailers he and Debbie shared, to the string of stepfathers who were a constant, sometimes threatening presence in his life, to a harsh world on the margins full of men and women all struggling to define what family means. He decides to confront people from his past and delve into the police records in an attempt to make sense of his mother’s life and death. All the while he tries to be the type of man she would have wanted him to be. Praise for Son of a Gun “[A] spectacular memoir . . . calls to mind two others of the past decade: J. R. Moehringer’s Tender Bar and Nick Flynn’s Another Bull____ Night in Suck City. All three are about boys becoming men in a broken world. . . . [What] might have been . . . in the hands of a lesser writer, the book’s main point . . . [is] amplified from a tale of personal loss and grief into a parable for our time and our nation. . . . If the brilliance of Son of a Gun lies in its restraint, its importance lies in the generosity of the author’s insights.”—Alexandra Fuller, The New York Times Book Review “[A] gritty, enthralling new memoir . . . St. Germain has created a work of austere, luminous beauty. . . . In his understated, eloquent way, St. Germain makes you feel the heat, taste the dust, see those shimmering streets. By the end of the book, you know his mother, even though you never met her. And like the author, you will mourn her forever.”—NPR “If St. Germain had stopped at examining his mother’s psycho-social risk factors and how her murder affected him, this would still be a fine, moving memoir. But it’s his further probing—into the culture of guns, violence, and manhood that informed their lives in his hometown, Tombstone, Ariz.—that transforms the book, elevating the stakes from personal pain to larger, important questions of what ails our society.”—The Boston Globe “A visceral, compelling portrait of [St. Germain’s] mother and the violent culture that claimed her.”—Entertainment Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Perception

Author: Don Wellman
Editor: O Ars
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Rungs Of Time

Author: Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Editor: Carcanet Press
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This is the fourth collection of poetry by Chris Wallace-Crabbe, a cosmopolitan poet who once again covers a wide range of subjects in a style that is sometimes "deadly serious," sometimes intensely playful and witty, sometimes quite simple in its celebration of the poet's home country, Australia. In Rungs of Time the clutter of living both enchants and perplexes the poet: a poem that lists a hundred or so things that "are in the saddle and ride mankind" contrasts with philosophical introspection.

Maximum Rocknroll

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Author: جيمس جويس
Editor: ktab INC.
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في يوم من الايام , و كان يوماً جميلاً جداً , كانت هناك بقرة قادمة عبر الطريق , قابلت هذه البقرة عن الطريق صبياً صغيراً لطيفاً جداً إسمه الطفل " تاكو " قص عليه أبوه هذه القصة , و كان ينظر إليه من وراء نظارته . كان له وجه كثيف الشعر . أما هو فكان الطفل " تاكو " و سارت البقرة عبر الطريق الى حيث تسكن " بيتي بيرن " التى تبيع فطائر الليمون .

Consolidation

Author: Thomas W. Shapcott
Editor: St. Lucia : University of Queensland Press
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