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A Man Without a Country

By Kurt Vonnegut
  • ISBN Code: : 0525510133
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Collections
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.”–USA Today In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, A Man Without a Country is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions. Praise for A Man Without a Country “[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.”–Los Angeles Times “Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading A Man Without a Country is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.”–The New York Times Book Review “Filled with [Vonnegut’s] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.”–Chicago Tribune “Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity.”–The Australian “Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism.”–Studs Terkel

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Book Short Summary:

Edward Everett Hale (1822-1909) was an American author and Unitarian clergyman. This is a collection of his short stories, many of which gave him a prominent position among short-story writers of 19th century America.

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Book Short Summary:

"Following a general history of Lincoln film and television portrayals, each work has an individual entry detailing cast, production and release information and discussing the work's historical accuracy and artistic merits. The book is illustrated with photographs of Lincoln actors, dating from the earliest days"--Provided by publisher.

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No Constitutional definition of citizenship existed until the 14th Amendment in 1868. Carrie Hyde looks at the period between the Revolution and the Civil War when the cultural and juridical meaning of citizenship was still up for grabs. She recovers numerous speculative traditions that made and remade citizenship’s meaning in this early period.

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Book Short Summary:

This book is written in the belief that many Native substance abusers suffer because their cultural heritage is being swept away or because they have lost contact with it. While Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous provide wonderful leadership to millions of people, they do not deal with the pain that can arise when cultures weaken and die or when people are cut off from their heritage. While not seeking to replace tools of recovery, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, this book deals with the fact that people often lose the ability to cope when their cultures are under attack. The resulting pain can lead to substance abusers. If strengthened, however, the traditions of a people can help people regain their sobriety. The example of Handsome Lake, a Native leader who lived many years ago, demonstrates the power of tradition. Handsome Lake was an alcoholic near death who, at the last possible moment, regained his sobriety and invented a method that helped the Iroquois people overcome their alcoholism and restore their culture. This strategy was made up of two parts (1) reaffirming and strengthening the culture and (2) living a sober life while undoing past wrongs. This book is written to how how Handsome Lake’s inspirational example can help today's Native people who seek recovery from substance abuse.

Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers

By Sarah Churchwell,Thomas Ruys Smith
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441195130
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 763
  • Pdf File: must-read.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What is it about certain books that makes them bestsellers? Why do some of these books remain popular for centuries, and others fade gently into obscurity? And why is it that when scholars do turn their attention to bestsellers, they seem only to be interested in the same handful of blockbusters, when so many books that were once immensely popular remain under-examined? Addressing those and other equally pressing questions about popular literature, Must Read is the first scholarly collection to offer both a survey of the evolution of American bestsellers as well as critical readings of some of the key texts that have shaped the American imagination since the nation's founding. Focusing on a mix of enduring and forgotten bestsellers, the essays in this collection consider 18th and 19th century works, like Charlotte Temple or Ben-Hur, that were once considered epochal but are now virtually ignored; 20th century favorites such as The Sheik and Peyton Place; and 21st century blockbusters including the novels of Nicholas Sparks, The Kite Runner, and The Da Vinci Code.

Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome

By Deepak Chopra,Kabir Sehgal,Paul Avgerinos
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  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Book Code : 1538760991
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 442
  • Pdf File: home.pdf

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The United States is composed of and built by immigrants, and it has been a beacon to those in search of a new life for hundreds of years. HOME is a collection of thirty-four poems and twelve songs inspired by a diverse group of immigrants who have made significant contributions to the United States. From Yo-Yo Ma to Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein to Celia Cruz, these poems symbolize the many roads that lead to America, and which we expect will continue to converge to build the highways to our future. Offering a welcoming feeling intended to inform our cultural conversation and enhance our national dialogue, HOME has twelve accompanying musical pieces that serve as personal meditations on the essence of home, in which you can reflect upon where you feel most welcome, whether a place or state of mind. Written and composed by immigrants and first generation Americans, HOME provides a stronger sense of welcome and belonging for everyone.

Hospitality in American Literature and Culture

By Ana Maria M. Manzanas Calvo,Jesús Benito Sanchez
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317236483
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 540
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This volume examines hospitality in American immigrant literature and culture, situating this ancient virtue at the crossroads of space and border theory, and exploring the relationship among the intersecting themes of migration, citizenship, identity formation, and spatiality. Assessing the conditions, duration, and shifting roles of hosts and guests in the United States, the book concentrates on the ways the US administers protocols of belonging and non-belonging, and distinguishes between those who can feel at home from those who will always be outside the body politic, even if they were the original "hosts." The volume opens with a genealogy of hospitality through a focus on its sites, from its origins in the Bible, to its national and post-national renditions in contemporary American literature and culture. The authors explore recent representations of immigrant spatiality, from the space of the body in Spielberg’s The Terminal and Frears’s Dirty Pretty Things, to the different ways in which immigrants are incorporated into the United States in Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer, Karen T. Yamashita’s I Hotel, Junot Díaz’s "Invierno," and Ernesto Quiñonez’s Chango’s Fire, concluding with the spectrality of the immigrant body in George Saunders’ "The Semplica Girl Diaries." Timely and imperative in light of the legacies of colonialism, and the realities of modern-day globalization, this book will be of value to specialists in post-colonialism; American Studies; immigration, diaspora, and border studies; and critical race and gender studies for its innovative approaches to media and literary texts.

The American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan

By Emanuel Goldsmith,Mel Scult,Robert Seltzer
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814732577
  • Total of Pages : 478
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 391
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Mordecai M. Kaplan, a pioneering figure in the reinterpretation and redefinition of Judaism in the 20th century, embraced religious liberalism, naturalism, and empiricism, and gave expression to a unique American attitude in philosophy and theology. This volume, the first comprehensive treatment of Kaplan since his death in 1983 . . . illustrates Kaplan's links to traditional Jewish roots and demonstrates his evolutionary philosophy of Jewish culture, his Zionist orientation, and the vast range of his thought and action. The volume also features a complete bibliography of Kaplan's writings. -- Choice A must for every serious thinker probing American Jewish culture, history and theology. -- Alfred GottschalkPresident, Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion These highly knowledgeable essays provide us with a new and more complex image of a central personality in 20th century American Jewish life. They are indispensable for understanding the influences that helped shape Mordecai Kaplan's thought and personality, the nature of his relationships with significant contemporaries, and the various aspects of his ideology and practical program for American Jewry. -- Professor Michael A. MeyerDepartment of Jewish HistoryHebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion This leading American Jewish thinker of the pre-war period is still the point of departure for any attempt to construct a Judaism for this new age in the history of the Jewish people. The volume brings them an and this thought to life. -- Dr. Arthur GreenPresident, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions

By Elizabeth Webber,Mike Feinsilber
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  • Publisher : Merriam-Webster
  • Book Code : 9780877796282
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 131
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Book Short Summary:

"A guide to references commonly used in speech and writing. Explains more than 900 allusions. Entries include examples from today's leading media. A must for serious readers, language lovers, and ESL students."

The Om and The Crossbones

By Henry Joseph
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  • Publisher : House of Stratus
  • Book Code : 168120925X
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 488
  • Pdf File: the-om-and-the-crossbones.pdf

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Retired ‘herb’ smuggler Jack Lee lands in Bombay. Meeting with his guru, he is bestowed with shaktipat: spiritual energy transmitted from guru to disciple. Also, a connection between Nageshwar and ‘Eightball’ Barnett, a former quasi-governmental operative, is eventually revealed and the ultimate purpose of the leela, or cosmic play, is made clear.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

By Alan Goble
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110951940
  • Total of Pages : 1039
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 741
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Read and download full book The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

The Wonderful Country

By Tom Lea
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Book Code : 1787205703
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 935
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Book Short Summary:

Originally published in 1952, Tom Lea’s The Wonderful Country opens as mejicano pistolero Martín Bredi is returning to El Puerto (El Paso) after a fourteen-year absence. Bredi carries a gun for the Chihuahuan warlord Cipriano Castro and is on Castro’s business in Texas. Fourteen years earlier—shortly after the end of the Civil War—when he was the boy Martin Brady, he killed the man who murdered his father and fled to Mexico where he became Martín Bredi. Back in Texas Brady breaks a leg; then he falls in love with a married woman while recuperating; and, finally, to right another wrong, he kills a man. When Brady/Bredi returns to Mexico, the Castros distrust him as an American. He becomes a man without a country. The Wonderful Country clearly depicts life along the Texas-Mexico border of a century-and-a-half ago, when Texas and Mexico were being settled and tamed.