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An Ice-cream War

By William Boyd
  • ISBN Code: : 0141924594
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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Set in the years 1914 to 1918, An Ice Cream War follows the fortunes of two English brothers who enlist and fight in German East Africa. Contrasting the vibrant chaos of East Africa with the quiet gentility of Edwardian England, the novel tracks the brothers' very different but equally tragic experiences in the war and the pressures and sorrows of those they leave at home.

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This book serves to feed human nature with both a religious and literary mood. It may bring the reader a little closer to an understanding of lifes complexities, or it may challenge the readers own philosophical self, as he or she discovers the unraveling of Hawthornes. The editor of the book, which has been composed from his memory of an unknown students work, claims to have unearthed a rare discovery that may unveil a mystery that has puzzled the best of minds in the literary field for many years. In the words of its author, his purpose is clear: I have thought to publish my interpretations of Hawthornes novel so that those critics in the field of literature, who will, may have additional cause for which to expound their intelligence, either in trying to better understand this mystery, or to salvage the old cherished ambiguities by which the public brain is presently intoxicated. If I am correct in only a few of my impressions, hopefully the main ones, we shall have to reappraise Hawthorne as a literary prophet who hoped for and predicted a future time when mankind would look more favorable upon the creation, man. Both the author and editor send the reader on a journey into the mind and heart of an American icon which have too long been misunderstood and underappreciated. He asks the reader to drink deep from the depths of his or her own intuitive awakenings, and encourages each to rediscover the man who created The Scarlet Letter. In so doing, one may see the vexations and conflicts in his own life as a dark necessity to be endured, as in the character of his beloved Hester, who speaks to the heart of every human, and in behalf of our own human nature.

The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-Century Literature

By Christine Berberich
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317027841
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Studies of the English gentleman have tended to focus mainly on the nineteenth century, encouraging the implicit assumption that this influential literary trope has less resonance for twentieth-century literature and culture. Christine Berberich challenges this notion by showing that the English gentleman has proven to be a remarkably adaptable and relevant ideal that continues to influence not only literature but other forms of representation, including the media and advertising industries. Focusing on Siegfried Sassoon, Anthony Powell, Evelyn Waugh and Kazuo Ishiguro, whose presentations of the gentlemanly ideal are analysed in their specific cultural, historical, and sociological contexts, Berberich pays particular attention to the role of nostalgia and its relationship to 'Englishness'. Though 'Englishness' and by extension the English gentleman continue to be linked to depictions of England as the green and pleasant land of imagined bygone days, Berberich counterbalances this perception by showing that the figure of the English gentleman is the medium through which these authors and many of their contemporaries critique the shifting mores of contemporary society. Twentieth-century depictions of the gentleman thus have much to tell us about rapidly changing conceptions of national, class, and gender identity.

Parceling the Globe

By Danielle Poe,Eddy M. Souffrant
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 904202447X
  • Total of Pages : 249
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 239
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Parceling the Globe is a study in the processes of global democracy. It offers an early answer to the question regarding our responsibility to others. Through its organization, it presents a partial understanding of the globalization process. It determines the range of global behaviors and articulates the prospects for peace in a globalizing environment.

Wagner Androgyne

By Jean-Jacques Nattiez
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400863244
  • Total of Pages : 380
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 758
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That Wagner conceived of himself creatively as both man and woman is central to an understanding of his life and art. So argues Jean-Jacques Nattiez in this richly insightful work, where he draws from semiology, music criticism, and psychoanalysis to explore such topics as Wagner's theories of music drama, his anti-Semitism, and his psyche. Wagner, who wrote the libretti for the operas he composed, maintained that art is the union of the feminine principle, music, and the masculine principle, poetry. In light of this androgynous model, Nattiez reinterprets the Wagnerian canon, especially the Ring of the Nibelung, which is shown to contain a metaphorical transposition of Wagner's conception of the history of music: Siegfried appears as the poet, Brunnhilde, as music, and their union is an androgynous one in which individual identity fades and the lovers revert to a preconflictual, presexual state. Nattiez traces the androgynous symbol in Wagner's theoretical writings throughout his career. Looking to explain how this idea, so closely bound up with sexuality, took root in Wagner's mind, the author considers the possibility of Freudian and Jungian interpretations. In particular he explores the composer's relationship with his mother, a distant woman who discouraged his interest in the theater, and his stepfather, a loving man whom Wagner suspected was not only his real father but also a Jew. Along with psychoanalysis, Nattiez critically applies various structuralist and feminist theories to Wagner's creative enterprise to demonstrate how the nature of twentieth-century hermeneutics is itself androgynous. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Lacan on Love

By Bruce Fink
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1509500537
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 362
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Quintessentially fascinating, love intrigues and perplexes us, and drives much of what we do in life. As wary as we may be of its illusions and disappointments, many of us fall blindly into its traps and become ensnared time and again. Deliriously mad excitement turns to disenchantment, if not deadening repetition, and we wonder how we shall ever break out of this vicious cycle. Can psychoanalysis – with ample assistance from philosophers, poets, novelists, and songwriters – give us a new perspective on the wellsprings and course of love? Can it help us fathom how and why we are often looking for love in all the wrong places, and are fundamentally confused about “what love really is”? In this lively and wide-ranging exploration of love throughout the ages, Fink argues that it can. Taking within his compass a vast array of traditions – from Antiquity to the courtly love poets, Christian love, and Romanticism – and providing an in-depth examination of Freud and Lacan on love and libido, Fink unpacks Lacan’s paradoxical claim that “love is giving what you don’t have.” He shows how the emptiness or lack we feel within ourselves gets covered over or entwined in love, and how it is possible and indeed vital to give something to another that we feel we ourselves don’t have. This first-ever commentary on Lacan’s Seminar VIII, Transference, provides readers with a clear and systematic introduction to Lacan’s views on love. It will be of great value to students and scholars of psychology and of the humanities generally, and to analysts of all persuasions.

Zombie Eyes

By ,Monea
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  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1646547977
  • Total of Pages : 346
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 302
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Our main character, who sees herself as more of a villain rather than a good-hearted citizen, has no name. Hence why she’s addressed as NoName. She has no family, at least none that her memory-absent mind can remember. She’d say she’s completely alone because the sarcastic asshole in her head doesn’t count, regardless of how many times he’s told her that he’s an actual person. The only thing she knows for certain is that the world is over, and the stupid, groaning, brain-dead corpses are responsible for that. Just when NoName thinks she’s got a grasp on her confusing life, the world throws more complications her way. Enter Bunny and Scotty Moore, odd names, but not as odd as their personalities. Scotty, a seventeen-year-old smartass whose mouth never comes to a halt, somehow worms his way under NoName’s cold exterior and gets her to warm up to them. Bunny, on the other hand, possesses a wisdom way beyond that of a twelve-year-old girl. Her innocence and naïve outlook of the world and people somehow manages to turn NoName’s negative perspective of herself. When the siblings blackmail NoName to help them find their long-lost brother, with little to no hints of where he’s gone, can she help the siblings, and perhaps even (as cliché as it sounds) find herself in the process?

Prehistoric Warfare and Violence

By Andrea Dolfini,Rachel J. Crellin,Christian Horn,Marion Uckelmann
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319788280
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 476
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This is the first book to explore prehistoric warfare and violence by integrating qualitative research methods with quantitative, scientific techniques of analysis such as paleopathology, morphometry, wear analysis, and experimental archaeology. It investigates early warfare and violence from the standpoint of four broad interdisciplinary themes: skeletal markers of violence and weapon training; conflict in prehistoric rock-art; the material culture of conflict; and intergroup violence in archaeological discourse. The book has a wide-ranging chronological and geographic scope, from early Neolithic to late Iron Age and from Western Europe to East Asia. It includes world-renowned sites and artefact collections such as the Tollense Valley Bronze Age battlefield (Germany), the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Tanum (Sweden), and the British Museum collection of bronze weaponry from the late Shang period (China). Original case studies are presented in each section by a diverse international authorship. The study of warfare and violence in prehistoric and pre-literate societies has been at the forefront of archaeological debate since the publication of Keeley’s provocative monograph ‘War Before Civilization’ (Oxford 1996). The problem has been approached from a number of standpoints including anthropological and behavioural studies of interpersonal violence, osteological examinations of sharp lesions and blunt-force traumas, wear analysis of ancient weaponry, and field experiments with replica weapons and armour. This research, however, is often confined within the boundaries of the various disciplines and specialist fields. In particular, a gap can often be detected between the research approaches grounded in the humanities and social sciences and those based on the archaeological sciences. The consequence is that, to this day, the subject is dominated by a number of undemonstrated assumptions regarding the nature of warfare, combat, and violence in non-literate societies. Moreover, important methodological questions remain unanswered: can we securely distinguish between violence-related and accidental trauma on skeletal remains? To what extent can wear analysis shed light on long-forgotten fighting styles? Can we design meaningful combat tests based on historic martial arts? And can the study of rock-art unlock the social realities of prehistoric warfare? By breaking the mould of entrenched subject boundaries, this edited volume promotes interdisciplinary debate in the study of prehistoric warfare and violence by presenting a number of innovative approaches that integrate qualitative and quantitative methods of research and analysis.

The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Proverbs

By Robert F. Horton
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  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 316
  • Category : Fiction
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'The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Proverbs' by Robert F. Horton is a spiritual compilation. The book of Proverbs belongs to a group of works in Hebrew literature the subject of which is Wisdom. It is probably the earliest of them all and may be regarded as the stem, of which they are the branches. Without attempting to determine the relative ages of these compositions, the ordinary reader can see the points of contact between Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, and a little careful study reveals that the book of Job, though fuller and richer in every respect, belongs to the same order.

Church Doctrine, Volume 5

By Paul C. McGlasson
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1620326981
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Religion
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The present volume is the fifth in a five-volume study of church doctrine. The multivolume set covers the major parts of church doctrine: Canon, God, Creation, Reconciliation, and Redemption. The first volume begins with an introduction to the entire project on why doctrine matters, which stresses the ecumenical, global, and above all biblical horizons of church doctrine as a primary expression of Christian witness. The purpose of this fifth volume is to explicate the full reality of God’s redeeming love for the whole creation. In the doctrine of redemption, the church looks forward in hope. Through the gift of the Spirit at Pentecost the church is gathered out of all nations and peoples of the earth, and looks forward to the coming day of final redemption for the whole cosmos. Yet even now, the promise of God’s coming is active in the world, rendering the church into a new humanity, establishing a new society, calling every individual to a new life of joy in discipleship. Church doctrine is not a luxury, but a necessity for the living community of faith, by which its witness in word and deed is tested against the one true measure of Christ the risen Lord.