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Ship of Fools

By Katherine Anne Porter
  • ISBN Code: : 1504003535
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 503
  • Category : Fiction
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This “dazzling” National Book Award finalist set aboard an ocean liner in 1931 reflects the passions and prejudices that sparked World War II (San Francisco Chronicle). August 1931. An ocean liner bound for Germany sets out from the Mexican port city of Veracruz. The ship’s first-class passengers include an idealistic young American painter and her lover; a Spanish dance troupe with a sideline in larceny; an elderly German couple and their fat, seasick bulldog; and a boisterous band of Cuban medical students. As the Vera journeys across the Atlantic, the incidents and intrigues of several dozen passengers and crew members come into razor-sharp focus. The result is a richly drawn portrait of the human condition in all its complexity and a mesmerizing snapshot of a world drifting toward disaster. Written over a span of twenty years and based on the diary Katherine Anne Porter kept during a similar ocean voyage, Ship of Fools was the bestselling novel of 1962 and the inspiration for an Academy Award–winning film starring Vivien Leigh. It is a masterpiece of American literature as captivating today as when it was first published more than a half century ago. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Katherine Anne Porter, including rare photos from the University of Maryland Libraries.

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  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: historical-dictionary-of-russian-literature.pdf

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The Historical Dictionary of Russian Literature contains a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced entries on significant people, themes, critical issues, and the most significant genres that have formed Russian Literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Russian literature.

A Dark Place in the Center

By David Prinz Hufford
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  • Publisher : Abbott Press
  • Book Code : 1458210855
  • Total of Pages : 84
  • Category : Poetry
  • Members : 673
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On the subject of alcoholism, the language and publications of recovery literature run the gamut from self-help guides to inspiring stories. Author David Prinz Hufford—himself a recovered alcoholic who has been sober now for thirty years—adds his own voice to this topic in the form of this new collection of verse. His poetry spans the full range of alcoholism, from initiation at parties to full-blown chronic alcoholism to the change that comes only from hitting bottom. His words speak from experience, written by an insider who has lived the nightmare and found his way out to clear-headed wakefulness. Exploring a wide range of emotion and history, these verses were difficult to write; some are just as difficult to read, steeped in agony and despair. Even so, Hufford’s message is not one of condemnation but instead of hope. Once a prisoner of alcoholism, he is now set free. He shares his painful road to inspire the lost ones—the people of Hufford’s past, who feel hopelessly afraid and shackled to a drug that will not let go.

Some Dream for Fools

By Faïza Guène
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0547416350
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 799
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A novel of a twentysomething, Algerian-born woman living on the edge in France, from “one of the hottest literary talents of multicultural Europe” (Sunday Telegraph). When Ahlème’s mother was killed in a village massacre, she left Algeria for France with her father and brother and never returned. Now, more than a decade later, she is practically French, yet in many ways she remains an outsider. Ahlème’s dreams for a better life have been displaced by the harsh realities she faces every day. Her father is unable to work after an accident at his construction site and her brother boils over with adolescent energy, teetering dangerously close to choosing a life of crime. As a temporary resident, Ahlème could at any moment be sent back to a village and a life that are now more foreign than Paris. In Some Dream for Fools, Faïza Guène explores the disparity between the expectations and limitations of immigrant life in the West and tells a remarkable story of one woman’s courage to dream. “With a keen eye for detail and a sharp narrative tone, [Guène] gives voice to a hurt too long unrecognized. . . . [She] takes us into another world—a world that no nation today can afford to ignore.” —The Christian Science Monitor

The Runaway Soul

By Harold Brodkey
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1480427993
  • Total of Pages : 835
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 161
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Harold Brodkey’s acclaimed novel is a mesmerizing work of literary genius, exploring the momentous events in the life of a family in twentieth-century St. Louis, and a writer still haunted by a childhood tragedy First published in 1991, The Runaway Soul took Harold Brodkey more than three decades to complete. This sprawling novel has since been eagerly embraced by readers and critics alike, earning Brodkey the epithet of an “American Proust.” Told by Wiley Silenowicz, Brodkey’s fictional alter ego, the story snakes back and forth across the unforgettable events of a life. Following the traumatic death of his mother, Wiley recalls his troubling childhood in the care of his cousins: smooth-talking S. L. Silenowicz, his beautiful, emotionally deficient wife, Lila, and their abusive daughter, Nonie, who torments Wiley to no end. In language that soars and hypnotizes, The Runaway Soul fearlessly explores youth and adulthood, love and loss, sex and death, marriage and family, tracing upon one man’s odyssey through a troubling world. More than two decades after it first appeared in print, Harold Brodkey’s magnum opus remains one of the finest literary works produced by an American novelist in the twentieth century.

The Earth of Illusions

By Nano P Bott, S. Dave
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1948352796
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 246
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Have you ever felt that humans are… insignificant? Has it ever been felt like this before? How about a change from the usual setup from humans and rebel passively? Hidden in the most insignificant place of the world, how can mere students hide facts from the rest? Demon, Yokai, Mythological Beast, these all are quite adept at hiding and blending yet, why does the most perfect student seem to have a secret? Who are we… exactly?

Fat Dog Don't Run No Rabbit

By Frank L. Quinn
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781414036021
  • Total of Pages : 188
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 218
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Fat Dog Dont Run No Rabbit explains how over indulgence and over protection contribute to the development of Fat Dogs through over privilege. This process often turns even gifted young people into dependant underachievers who never grew up. Parents who read Fat Dog Dont Run No Rabbit will not only be able to determine if their children are Fat Dogs, they will learn how to make their puppies run. This book may not be for you, but certainly you have a friend who desperately needs it. Give them a copy!!

Theater of Lockdown

By Barbara Fuchs
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350231835
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 906
  • Pdf File: theater-of-lockdown.pdf

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Offering one of the first scholarly examinations of digital and distanced performance since the global shutdown of theaters in March 2020, Barbara Fuchs provides both a record of the changes and a framework for thinking through theater's transformation. Though born of necessity, recent productions offer a new world of practice, from multi-platform plays on Zoom, WhatsApp, and Instagram, to enhancement via filters and augmented reality, to urban distanced theater that enlivens streetscapes and building courtyards. Based largely outside the commercial theater, these productions transcend geographic and financial barriers to access new audiences, while offering a lifeline to artists. This study charts how virtual theater puts pressure on existing assumptions and definitions, transforming the conditions of both theater-making and viewership. How are participatory, site-specific, or devised theater altered under physical-distancing requirements? How do digital productions blur the line between film and theater? What does liveness mean in a time of pandemic? In its seven chapters, Theater of Lockdown focuses on digital and distanced productions from the Americas, Europe, and Australia, offering scholarly analysis and interviews. Productions examined include Theater in Quarantine's “closet work” in New York; Forced Entertainment's (Sheffield, UK), End Meeting for All, I, II, and III; the work of Madrid-based company Grumelot; and the virtuosic showmanship of EFE Tres in Mexico City.