The Natural Disorder Of Things

Author: Andrea Canobbio
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429924012
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Claudio Fratta is a garden designer at the height of his career; a naturally solitary man, a tender, playful companion to his nephews, and a considerate colleague. But under his amiable exterior simmers a quiet rage, and a desire to punish the Mafioso who bankrupted his father and ruined his family. And when an enigmatic, alluring woman becomes entangled in Claudio's life after a near-fatal car crash, his desire for her draws him ever closer to satisfying that long-held fantasy of revenge.

The Natural Disorder Of Things

Author: Rick Kirkman
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740785400
Size: 20,67 MB
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It's a family feud full of fun and togetherness in Kirkman and Scott's The Natural Disorder of Things. Readers step into the home of the MacPhersons, a perfectly normal family with perfectly chaotic lives. Daryl and Wanda are deep in the trenches of child rearing, earning their stripes as parents to Zoe, Hammie, and baby Wren. Baby Blues is genuinely funny, portraying parenting the way it is, including the good, the bad, the ugly . . . and the sometimes smelly. Baby Blues "recently celebrated an achievement that is considered the comic industry's top milestone: surpassing 1,000 newspaper clients around the world." --Arizona Republic

Three Light Years

Author: Andrea Canobbio
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374710104
Size: 15,63 MB
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Cecilia and Claudio are doctors are the same hospital. They eat lunch together almost every day; they talk, sometimes even share secrets. Each is enmeshed in a complicated, painful relationship that has technically ended but isn't really over: she is newly separated, with two small children; he's stuck in the apartment building where he grew up, where his senile mother, not to mention his ex-wife and her new family, all still live. Cecilia and Claudio are attracted to each other: magnetically, powerfully. But life has taught them to treat that attraction with suspicion. Then a chance encounter between Claudio and Cecilia's sister, Silvia, shifts the precarious balance of the relationship between the two colleagues. Claudio begins to recognize the damage caused by his wary stance toward everything around him. He has hidden a hunger for life and experience beneath a veneer of apathy, a mask that also conceals a deep well of anguish. And just when Cecilia comes to the realization that she loves Claudio and is ready to commit to a genuine relationship, fate steps in once again. The complicated tale is unraveled by the son born of this love triangle, a man attempting to understand both himself and his past. In lucid, enchanting prose, supplely rendering into English by Anne Milano Appel, Andrea Canobbio's Three Light-Years sketches a fable of love poisoned by the indecision born of fear, laying bare the dangers of playing it safe when it comes to matters of the heart.

A History Of The Berliner Ensemble

Author: David Barnett
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107059798
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The first study in any language of the Berliner Ensemble, the theatre company co-founded by Bertolt Brecht.

Bertolt Brecht A Literary Life

Author: Stephen Parker
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 140815563X
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This first English language biography of Bertolt Brecht (1898?1956) in two decades paints a strikingly new picture of one of the twentieth century's most controversial cultural icons. Drawing on letters, diaries and unpublished material, including Brecht's medical records, Parker offers a rich and enthralling account of Brecht's life and work, viewed through the prism of the artist. Tracing his extraordinary life, from his formative years in Augsburg, through the First World War, his politicisation during the Weimar Republic and his years of exile, up to the Berliner Ensemble's dazzling productions in Paris and London, Parker shows how Brecht achieved his transformative effect upon world theatre and poetry. Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life is a powerful portrait of a great, compulsively contradictory personality, whose artistry left its lasting imprint on modern culture.

The Director The Stage

Author: Edward Braun
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408149249
Size: 15,43 MB
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Beginning with the triple impulses of Naturalism, symbolism and the grotesque, the bulk of the book concentrates on the most famous directors of this century - Stanislavski, Reinhardt, Graig, Meyerhold, Piscator, Brecht, Artuaud and Grotowski. Braun's guide is more practical than theoretical, delineating how each director changed the tradition that came before him.

The Disorder Of Things

Author: John Dupré
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674212619
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With this manifesto, John Dupré systematically attacks the ideal of scientific unity by showing how its underlying assumptions are at odds with the central conclusions of science itself.

Ambushed In The Family Room

Author: Rick Kirkman
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 0740797409
Size: 15,28 MB
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From the dark days of sleep deprivation to the cacophony of a trikid family, "Baby Blues" has been revealing the true dark underbelly of parenting to the delight of newspaper readers everywhere. Like a comic epidural, or cream on a raging diaper rash, this comic strip has helped take some of the sting out of parenting for countless parents around the world. Intuitively balances the humorous with the poignant through relatable and sometimes all-too-familiar parenting scenes.

Cruel And Unusual

Author: Patricia Cornwell
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684195305
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When the fingerprints of an executed killer are found at a new crime scene, Dr. Kay Scarpetta takes on her most terrifying case yet. By the author of All That Remains. 250,000 first printing. Lit Guild Main.

Bedlam

Author: Rick Kirkman
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449440541
Size: 16,13 MB
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Now in an annual, treasury-sized book, Baby Blues brings you another year of life with the MacPhersons. Often-befuddled Darryl and always-overworked Wanda manage to parent precocious Zoe, ornery Hammie, and Baby Wren while still keeping their senses of humor and sometimes even sweetness. In this collection, Zoe decides it's time for her to take karate lessons, Wanda declares she needs some time for herself and joins a book (wine?) club, and Hammie discovers the joys of a zip line. Mostly calm Wanda finally reaches her breaking point of asking the kids to clean up, unleashing a new force of nature to the comic strip: the Tsumommy!