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Archive Of Fire

By Betsy Dornbusch
  • ISBN Code: : 1611602033
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 375
  • Category : Fiction
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Twins Aidan and Kaelin didn't realize until they got to university that most guys don't learn five ways to kill a man by the age of fourteen. Still, since their estranged father descends from the demon Asmodai, it's probably worth knowing how to defend themselves. But as years pass and threat never materializes, the twins suppose their mom is just paranoid - until she disappears. Their father tells them Asmodai has taken possession of their mother in order to infiltrate Sentinel, a treacherous coalition of demidemon rebels determined to protect humankind from the demon legions. The twins form a grudging alliance with Sentinel to rescue her, but when Asmodai murders their father to incite war, Sentinel starts to implode and Aidan and Kaelin must battle an enemy who wears their mother's face.

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As the end of December draws near, Facebook routinely sends users a short video entitled ‘Your Year on Facebook’. It lasts about a minute and brings together the images and posts that received the highest number of comments and likes over the last year. The video is rounded off with a message from Facebook that reads: ‘Sometimes, looking back helps us remember what matters most. Thanks for being here.’ It is this ‘looking back’, increasingly the focus of social networks, that is the inspiration behind Davide Sisto’s brilliant reflection on how our relationship with remembering and forgetting is changing in the digital era. The past does not really exist: it is only a story we tell ourselves. But what happens when we tell this story not only to ourselves but also to our followers, when it is recorded not only on our social media pages but also on the pages of hundreds or thousands of others, making it something that can be viewed and referenced forever? Social media networks are becoming vast digital archives in which the past merges seamlessly with the present, slowly erasing our capacity to forget. And yet at the same time, our memory is being outsourced to systems that we don’t control and that could become obsolete at any time, cutting us off from our memories and risking total oblivion. This timely and thoughtful reflection on memory and forgetting in the digital age will be of interest to students and scholars in media studies and to anyone concerned with the ways our social and personal lives are changing in a world increasingly shaped by social media and the internet.

Archives in Russia: A Directory and Bibliographic Guide to Holdings in Moscow and St.Petersburg

By Patricia Kennedy Grimsted,Patricia Kennedy Grimstead
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317476530
  • Total of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This is a comprehensive directory and bibliographic guide to Russian archives and manuscript repositories in the capital cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is an essential resource for any researcher interested in Russian sources for topics in diplomatic, military, and church history; art; dance; film; literature; science; ethnolography; and geography. The first part lists general bibliographies of relevant reference literature, directories, bibliographic works, and specialized subject-related sources. In the following sections of the directory, archival listings are grouped in institutional categories. Coverage includes federal, ministerial, agency, presidential, local, university, Academy of Sciences, organizational, library, and museum holdings. Individual entries include the name of the repository (in Russian and English), basic information on location, staffing, institutional history, holdings, access, and finding aids. More comprehensive and up-to-date than the 1997 Russian Version, this edition includes Web-site information, dozens of additional repositories, several hundred more bibliographical entries, coverage of reorganization issues, four indexes, and a glossary.

Myths of the Origin of Fire

By Sir James G. Frazer
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136852158
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Social Science
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Sir James G. Frazer (1854-1941) is famous as the author of The Golden Bough, but his work ranged widely across classics, cultural history, folklore and literary criticism as well as anthropology. A Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, for 62 years, Sir James G. Frazer devoted his life to research. This volume was first published in 1930.

Playing with Fire

By Elizabeth Wilson
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300265689
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The first full biography of the fearless and brilliant Maria Yudina, a legendary pianist who was central to Russian intellectual life Maria Yudina was no ordinary musician. An incredibly popular pianist, she lived on the fringes of Soviet society and had close friendships with such towering figures as Boris Pasternak, Pavel Florensky, and Mikhail Bakhtin. Legend has it that she was Stalin’s favorite pianist. Yudina was at the height of her fame during WWII, broadcasting almost daily on the radio, playing concerts for the wounded and troops in hospitals and on submarines, and performing for the inhabitants of besieged Leningrad. By the last years of her life, she had been dismissed for ideological reasons from the three institutions where she taught. And yet according to Shostakovich, Yudina remained “a special case. . . . The ocean was only knee-deep for her.” In this engaging biography, Elizabeth Wilson sets Yudina’s extraordinary life within the context of her times, where her musical career is measured against the intense intellectual and religious ferment of the post-revolutionary period and the ensuing years of Soviet repression.

Tense Future

By Paul K. Saint-Amour
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190200960
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.

Archives of the Black Atlantic

By Wendy W. Walters
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136753591
  • Total of Pages : 204
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Many African diasporic novelists and poets allude to or cite archival documents in their writings, foregrounding the elements of archival research and data in their literary texts, and revising the material remnants of the archive. This book reads black historical novels and poetry in an interdisciplinary context, to examine the multiple archives that have produced our historical consciousness. In the history of African diaspora literature, black writers and intellectuals have led the way for an analysis of the archive, querying dominant archives and revising the ways black people have been represented in the legal and hegemonic discourses of the west. Their work in genres as diverse as autobiography, essay, bibliography, poetry, and the novel attests to the centrality of this critique in black intellectual culture. Through literary engagement with the archives of the slave trader, colonizer, and courtroom, creative writers teach us to read the archives of history anew, probing between the documents for stories left untold, questions left unanswered, and freedoms enacted against all odds. Opening new perspectives on Atlantic history and culture, Walters generates a dialogue between what was and what might have been. Ultimately, Walters argues that references to archival documents in black historical literature introduce a new methodology for studying both the archive and literature itself, engaging in a transnational and interdisciplinary reading that exposes the instability of the archive's truth claim and highlights rebellious possibility.

MAGIC IN THREE CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND AMERICAN NOVELS:TRAUMA, ARCHIVE,AND SPECTACLE 三本當代英美小說中的魔術:創傷、檔案、奇觀

By 吳哲硯 CHE─YEN WU
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  • Publisher : 索引數位股份有限公司
  • Book Code : 9869290841
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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本書是關於魔術與文學、文學中的魔術、以及魔術中的文學性。論 文始於一個單純的發想:魔術於今日可以做些什麼?除了娛樂,或頂多 被視為藝術,魔術在當代創傷記憶橫溢、暴力遍地、對他者充滿敵意的 世界中,是否有任何嚴肅的功能? 追溯其系譜,我們可發現魔術的播撒是由上而下、朝向世俗化的過 程。它的意義與功能,與時推移。我的進一步提問是:當魔術出現於當 代文學文本中,是否可引我們深思反省?我將魔術論述與理論方法帶進 三本當代與魔術有關的英美小說,探究《奇術師》中的創傷記憶、《戰 爭魔術師》中的檔案問題、及《黑人魔術師》中的失能奇觀。 克里斯多夫.裴斯特的《奇術師》主要涉及家族世仇,但其實文本 中很大一部分也隱含帝國殖民主義和現代性除魅的議題。大衛.費雪的 《戰爭魔術師》與殘酷的二戰檔案記憶有關。丹尼爾.衛理斯的《黑人 魔術師》則是由四位畸零人講述黑人魔術師亨利失落及失能的一生。我 在這三本小說中所處理的議題包括家族創傷、殖民創傷、現代性創傷、 戰爭檔案、及失能歧視。魔術作為推動 事的轉義,在三本小說中具有 重整並改變結構的潛力。我檢視魔術在三本小說中消解認同的詩學、可 能性、及未逮處。

Archives of Times Past

By Cynthia Kros,John Wright,Mbongiseni Buthelezi,Helen Ludlow,Geoffrey Blundell,Jan Boeyens,Amanda Esterhuysen,Rachel King,Lize Kriel,Sekibakiba Peter Lekgoathi,Grant McNulty,Hlonipha Mokoena,Fred Morton,Muchaparara Musemwa,Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu,Sifiso Mxolisi Ndlovu,Himal Ramji,Justine Wintjes
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 1776147308
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  • Category : Art
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This volume critically examines sources of evidence and material from the archive that historically have been used to tell southern Africa’s pre-colonial story.

A Fire Upon The Deep

By Vernor Vinge
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  • Publisher : Tor Science Fiction
  • Book Code : 1429981989
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
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Now with a new introduction for the Tor Essentials line, A Fire Upon the Deep is sure to bring a new generation of SF fans to Vinge's award-winning works. A Hugo Award-winning Novel! “Vinge is one of the best visionary writers of SF today.”-David Brin Thousands of years in the future, humanity is no longer alone in a universe where a mind's potential is determined by its location in space, from superintelligent entities in the Transcend, to the limited minds of the Unthinking Depths, where only simple creatures, and technology, can function. Nobody knows what strange force partitioned space into these "regions of thought," but when the warring Straumli realm use an ancient Transcendent artifact as a weapon, they unwittingly unleash an awesome power that destroys thousands of worlds and enslaves all natural and artificial intelligence. Fleeing this galactic threat, Ravna crash lands on a strange world with a ship-hold full of cryogenically frozen children, the only survivors from a destroyed space-lab. They are taken captive by the Tines, an alien race with a harsh medieval culture, and used as pawns in a ruthless power struggle. Tor books by Vernor Vinge Zones of Thought Series A Fire Upon The Deep A Deepness In The Sky The Children of The Sky Realtime/Bobble Series The Peace War Marooned in Realtime Other Novels The Witling Tatja Grimm's World Rainbows End Collections Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge True Names At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Master Potter Mountain of Fire

By Jill Austin
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  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Book Code : 0768494427
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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Beloved's adventure with her friends continues as they journey through the snow-covered Perilous Pass toward the Formidable Mountain Range. Fraught with dangers and assaults from Satan and his demons, they are always under the invisible, but ever-watchful eye of Master Potter. Aided by Holy Spirit and the angelic hosts mobilized by their prayers, they press on to the Mountain of Fire. Beloved and her friends have to face the devastating moral failure of a close friend, which brings tragedy to the whole group. In the midst of the painful high fires Beloved is also confronted by the death of a loved one as she struggles with why Master Potter let it happen. As the fire in the mountain increases, Beloved travels into the glory realm on a crystal chariot with her angelic escort, Guardian of the Glory. Together, they visit such wondrous places as the War Room, the Heavenly Library and a warehouse called Miracles Unlimited. Throughout these personal losses and disappointments Beloved's heart is transformed by Master Potter's passionate love for her as she is painstakingly brought into her destiny as a vessel of honor and discovers the sovereignty of God.

The Spanish Archives of New Mexico

By Ralph Emerson Twitchell
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  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Book Code : 0865346488
  • Total of Pages : 764
  • Category : History
  • Members : 891
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In what follows can be found the doors to a house of words and stories. This house of words and stories is the Archive of New Mexico and the doors are each of the documents contained within it. Like any house, New Mexico's archive has a tale of its own origin and a complex history. Although its walls have changed many times, its doors and the encounters with those doors hold stories known and told and others not yet revealed. In the Archives, there are thousands of doors (4,481) that open to a time of kings and popes, of inquisition and revolution. "These archives," writes Ralph Emerson Twitchell, "are by far the most valuable and interesting of any in the Southwest." Many of these documents were given a number by Twitchell, small stickers that were appended to the first page of each document, an act of heresy to archivists and yet these stickers have now become part of the artifact. These are the doors that Ralph Emerson Twitchell opened at the dawn of the 20th century with a key that has served scholars, policy-makers, and activists for generations. In 1914 Twitchell published in two volumes The Spanish Archives of New Mexico, the first calendar and guide to the documents from the Spanish colonial period. Volume Two of the two volumes focuses on the Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, or SANM II. These 3,087 documents consist of administrative, civil, military, and ecclesiastical records of the Spanish colonial government in New Mexico, 1621-1821. The materials span a broad range of subjects, revealing information about such topics as domestic relations, political intrigue, crime and punishment, material culture, the Camino Real, relations between Spanish settlers and indigenous peoples, the intrusion of Anglo-Americans, and the growing unrest that resulted in Mexico's independence from Spain in 1821. As is the case with Volume One, these documents tell many stories. They reflect, for example, the creation and maintenance of colonial society in New Mexico; itself founded upon the casting and construction of colonizing categories. Decisions made by popes, kings and viceroys thousands of miles away from New Mexico defined the lives of everyday citizens, as did the reports of governors and clergy sent back to their superiors. They represent the history of imperial power, conquest, and hegemony. Indeed, though the stories of indigenous people and women can be found in these documents, it may be fair to assume that not a single one of them was actually scripted by a woman or an American Indian during that time period. But there is another silence in this particular collection and series that is telling. Few pre-Revolt (1680) documents are contained in this collection. While the original colonial archive may well have contained thousands of documents that predate the European settlement of New Mexico in 1598, with the Pueblo Indian Revolt of 1680, all but four of those documents were destroyed. For historians, the tragedy cannot be calculated. Nevertheless, this absence and silence is important in its own right and is a part of the story, told and imagined. Let this effort and the key provided by Twitchell in his two volumes open the doors wide for knowledge to be useful today and tomorrow. --From the Foreword by Estevan Rael-Galvez, New Mexico State Historian"

The Human Mind

By Lord Robert Winston
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448168686
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Medical
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It is the most complex and mysterious object in the universe. Covered by a dull grey membrane, it resembles a gigantic, convoluted fungus. Its inscrutability has captivated scientists, philosophers and artists for centuries. It is, of course, the human brain. With the help of science we can now begin to understand the extraordinary complexity of the brain's circuits: we can see which nerve cells generate electricity as we fall in love, tell a lie or dream of a lottery win. And inside the 100 billion cells of this rubbery network is something remarkable: you. In this entertaining and accessible book, Robert Winston takes us deep into the workings of the human mind and shows how our emotions and personality are the result of genes and environment. He explains how memories are formed and lost, how the ever-changing brain is responsible for toddler tantrums and teenage angst, plus he reveals the truth behind extra-sensory perception, déjà vu and out-of-body experiences. He also tells us how to boost our intelligence, how to tap into creative powers we never knew we had, how to break old habits and keep our brain fit and active as we enter old age. The human mind is all we have to help us to understand it. Paradoxically, it is possible that science may never quite explain everything about this extraordinary mechanism that makes each of us unique.