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Interpassivity

By Robert Pfaller
  • ISBN Code: : 1474422950
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Philosophy
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Why do people record TV programmes instead of watching them? Why are former alcoholics pleased to let other people drink in their place? Why can ritual machines pray in place of believers? Robert Pfaller advances the theory of 'interpassivity' as delegated consumption and enjoyment. Applicable to both art and everyday life, the concept allows him to tackle a vast range of phenomena: culture, art, sports and religion. Pfaller criticises dominant assumptions, offers an escape from prevailing ideologies and exposes how cultural capitalism promotes commodities with the promise of happiness.

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“You wouldn’t expect a comic novel about a dictionary to be a thriller too, but this one is. In fact, [it] is also a mystery, love story (two of them) and cliffhanging melodrama.” —The New York Times Book Review An exhilarating, clever, funny debut novel from a prize-winning talent, chronicling the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman who decodes his trail of made-up words a century later. Will enthrall readers of CS Richardson, Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Mountweazel (n.), the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. In the final year of the nineteenth century, Peter Winceworth is toiling away at the letter S for Swansby’s multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Increasingly uneasy that his colleagues are attempting to corral language and regiment facts, Winceworth feels compelled to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom, and begins inserting unauthorized, fictitious entries into the dictionary. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, must uncover these mountweazels before the work is digitized for modern readers. Through the words and their definitions, she begins to sense their creator’s motivations, hopes and desires. More pressingly, she also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Is the change in the definition of marriage (n.) really that controversial? And does the caller truly intend for the Swansby’s staff to “burn in hell”? As these two narratives combine, Winceworth and Mallory, separated by one hundred years, must discover how to negotiate the complexities of the often untrustworthy, hoax-strewn and undefinable path we call life. An exhilarating and laugh-out-loud debut, The Liar’s Dictionary celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity and joy of language while peering into questions of identity and finding one’s place in the world.

Super Sad True Love Story

By Gary Shteyngart
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 067960359X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 369
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deliciously dark tale of America’s dysfunctional coming years—and the timeless and tender feelings that just might bring us back from the brink. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • The Seattle Times • O: The Oprah Magazine • Maureen Corrigan, NPR • Salon • Slate • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Kansas City Star • Charlotte Observer • The Globe and Mail • Vancouver Sun • Montreal Gazette • Kirkus Reviews In the near future, America is crushed by a financial crisis and our patient Chinese creditors may just be ready to foreclose on the whole mess. Then Lenny Abramov, son of an Russian immigrant janitor and ardent fan of “printed, bound media artifacts” (aka books), meets Eunice Park, an impossibly cute Korean American woman with a major in Images and a minor in Assertiveness. Could falling in love redeem a planet falling apart?

The Only Story

By Julian Barnes
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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Book Code : 0735274746
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 192
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From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending, an achingly profound love story between a young man on the cusp of adulthood and a woman whose life is gradually moving in the opposite direction. Most of us have only one story to tell. I don't mean that only one thing happens to us in our lives: there are countless events, which we turn into countless stories. But there's only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine. It is the early 1960s, in a staid suburb fifteen miles south of London. Paul, home from university for the holidays, is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. At the mixed doubles tournament he is partnered with Mrs. Susan Macleod: she's more than twice his age, and the married mother of two nearly grown-up daughters. Soon Paul and Susan embark on an unconventional affair, despite the disapproval of Paul's parents and the seething resentment of Susan's husband. First love has lifelong consequences, but Paul doesn't know anything about that at nineteen. But as he grows older, the demands placed on Paul by love become far greater than he could possibly have foreseen. Wryly observant and devastatingly tender, The Only Story is a profound, contemplative novel by one of fiction's greatest mappers of the human heart.

Perfect Murders

By Peter Van De Graaff
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  • Publisher : Booktango
  • Book Code : 146891667X
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 147
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Teacher Jane married Head master John Crocker in order to have a family. When she realizes she married a boring sterile man she seeks her form of justice and retribution by having affairs with fellow science teacher Paul Belmont, whose wife Meredith is a few months pregnant, and his best friend, prosecutor lawyer Vincent Myles. The men see it as a bit of a lark, Jane sees it as her only way to get a baby she desperately wants. The affair spins out of control, threatening the men's marriages and careers. When Jane blithely informs Paul she is pregnant he finally realizes what her game had been all along. He feels used and abused and threatened and when an unexpected opportunity to kill her with impunity crops up he acts on it without thinking of the morality or consequences. Johnny, a nerdy student, who constructed the fatal Leyden jar that killed Jane is sent to an institution but local gossip ties Paul and Vincent in with Jane and reckon the lad was treated unjustly. Paul thinks only he and Vincent knew Jane was pregnant, but his wife also knew and kept it a secret believing John Crocker to be the father. When Meredith is told John was sterile she realizes her husband murdered Jane. She confronts Paul but decides to stay with him for their two children's sake. Johnny sees a photo of Vincent and recognizes him as the man smooching with Jane an hour or so before she got killed and realizes he'd been set up . He stirs up trouble by sending Paul, Vincent and Det. Symonds an identical bin to the one used as the Leyden jar that killed Jane. With it he sends a collage of heavily pregnant Jane holding hands with Paul and Vincent, all blessed by the judge who arranged his incarceration. The wives take delivery of the bins, understand the awful meaning and mayhem results. Vincent has a fatal accident trying to evade justice whilst Paul's intended apology to Johnny is misconstrued and Johnny accidentally kills him but is able to cover it as suicide.

The Constitution of Agency

By Christine M. Korsgaard
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Book Code : 0191564591
  • Total of Pages : 356
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 511
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Christine M. Korsgaard is one of the leading moral philosophers : this volume collects ten influential papers by her on practical reason and moral psychology. She draws on the work of such great philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hume, showing how their ideas can inform the solution of contemporary and traditional problems.

Underwater

By Marisa Reichardt
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Book Code : 0374368872
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 353
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Morgan didn't mean to do anything wrong that day. Actually, she meant to do something right. But her kind act inadvertently played a role in a deadly tragedy. In order to move on, Morgan must learn to forgive-first someone who did something that might be unforgivable, and then, herself. But Morgan can't move on. She can't even move beyond the front door of the apartment she shares with her mother and little brother. Morgan feels like she's underwater, unable to surface. Unable to see her friends. Unable to go to school. When it seems Morgan can't hold her breath any longer, a new boy moves in next door. Evan reminds her of the salty ocean air and the rush she used to get from swimming. He might be just what she needs to help her reconnect with the world outside. Underwater is a powerful, hopeful debut novel about redemption, recovery, and finding the strength it takes to face your past and move on.

Song In The Silence

By Elizabeth Kerner
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 0312871341
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 132
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Lanen Kaelar has dreamed of dragons all her life. But not just dreaming, for Lanen believes in dragons. Her family mocks her that dragons are just a silly myth. A legend. But Lanen knows better. And she means to prove it. One day she sets out on a dangerous voyage to the remote West to find the land of the True Dragons. What she discovers is a land of real dragons more beautiful—and surprising—than any dream she could have imagined. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Happy Hour

By Marlowe Granados
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  • Publisher : Flying Books
  • Book Code : 1989919014
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 357
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“Marlowe Granados's Happy Hour is as refreshing as a gin fizz. It is a wild careening joyride through a hot sultry summer in New York in 2013, and it evokes that time with such sparkling specificity that you can feel the heat coming off the pavement. If you are looking for romance, ambition, glamour, and a story about what it means to be young and striving in the city, this is your song of the summer.” –Rachel Syme, New Yorker staff writer “A wild ride with a brilliantly cocky young protagonist who’s got the world wrapped around her finger. So propulsive you'll feel like you've been hypnotized.” –Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People “A dreamy account of one heady summer, Marlowe Granados’s debut is a dispatch from another land; not only New York City, but youth itself. Happy Hour is aptly titled—it’s an intoxicating little book, at once heartbreaking and joyful.” –Rumaan Alam, author of Rich and Pretty and That Kind of Mother “Happy Hour feels like a breathless whisper at six in the morning when it’s too hot to sleep. Marlowe Granados is a fresh, exciting new voice in fiction, and Happy Hour is a spellbinding début.” –Amy Jones, author of We’re All in This Together and Every Little Piece of Me “Happy Hour is filled with charm, memorable insight, and witty aperçus. They add up to the realization that life, while unfair, is antic enough to be worth all the trouble.” –A. S. Hamrah, author of The Earth Dies Streaming With the verve and bite of My Year of Rest and Relaxation and the whip-smart, wisecracking sensibility of a golden-age Hollywood heroine, Marlowe Granados’s stunning début brilliantly captures a summer of striving in New York City. Refreshing and wry in equal measure, Happy Hour is an intoxicating novel of youth well spent. Isa Epley is all of twenty-one years old and already wise enough to understand that the purpose of life is the pursuit of pleasure. She arrives in New York City for a summer of adventure with her best friend, one newly blond Gala Novak. They have little money, but that’s hardly going to stop them from having a good time. In her diary, Isa describes a sweltering summer in the glittering city. By day, the girls sell clothes in a market stall, pinching pennies for their Bed-Stuy sublet and bodega lunches. By night, they weave from Brooklyn to the Upper East Side to the Hamptons among a rotating cast of celebrities, artists, tech entrepreneurs, stuffy intellectuals, and bad-mannered grifters. Money runs ever tighter and the strain tests their friendship as they try to convert their social capital into something more lasting than precarious gigs as au pairs, nightclub hostesses, paid audience members, and aspiring foot-fetish models. Through it all, Isa’s bold, beguiling voice captures the precise thrill of cultivating a life of glamour and intrigue as she juggles paying her dues with skipping out on the bill. Happy Hour announces a dazzling new talent in Marlowe Granados, whose exquisite wit recalls Anita Loos’s 1925 classic, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, updated to evoke a recent, golden period of hope and transformation — the summer of 2013. A cri de cœur for party girls and anyone who has ever felt entitled to an adventure of their own, Happy Hour is an effervescent tonic for the ails of contemporary life.

War is a Racket!

By Smedley Butler,Mark Twain,Bertrand Russell
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  • Publisher : The Forlorn Press
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : History
  • Members : 575
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A true classic! This is one of the best pieces of anti-war literature ever written. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler holds no punches in this indictment against the war profiteering racket and the unnecessary loss of life that is the end result of abhorrent industry.