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Ariadne

By Jennifer Saint
  • ISBN Code: : 1250773571
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
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A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller's Circe. Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice. When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind? Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint's Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world.

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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A thrilling fantasy debut—a high-stakes heist novel set in a gritty world of magic and malice, and perfect for fans of Six of Crows! In just over a year’s time, Ryia Cautella has already earned herself a reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the dockside city of Carrowwick—not to mention the sharpest tongue. But Ryia Cautella is not her real name. For the past six years, a deadly secret has kept her in hiding, running from town to town, doing whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of the formidable Guildmaster—the sovereign ruler of the five kingdoms of Thamorr. No matter how far or fast she travels, his servants never fail to track her down...but even the most powerful men can be defeated. Ryia’s path now leads directly into the heart of the Guildmaster’s stronghold, and against every instinct she has, it’s not a path she can walk alone. Forced to team up with a crew of assorted miscreants, smugglers, and thieves, Ryia must plan her next moves very carefully. If she succeeds, her freedom is won once and for all…but unfortunately for Ryia, her new allies are nearly as selfish as she is, and they all have plans of their own.

The Nietzsche Dictionary

By Douglas Burnham
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441149406
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 376
  • Pdf File: the-nietzsche-dictionary.pdf

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Nietzsche is not difficult to read, but he is famously difficult to understand. This is because of the bewildering array of words, phrases or metaphors that he uses. The Nietzsche Dictionary aims to help, by giving readers a road map to Nietzsche's language, and how his terminology and images relate together, forming an overall philosophical picture. The Dictionary also includes synopses of Nietzsche's key works, and short articles on the main philosophical and cultural influences leading up to, and resulting from, Nietzsche. Easy to use and navigate, the book treats all entries thematically and arranges them into seven types: Influences on, or the contemporary context of, Nietzsche; Major influences of Nietzsche; Key concepts; Key metaphors or images; Alternative translations; Other words or phrases found in Nietzsche that are cross-referenced to a main entry; Synopses of major works by Nietzsche. Designed to be a resource that all readers of Nietzsche will find invaluable, this text is an essential tool for everyone, from beginners to the more advanced.

Esse Aires

By Abel Barros Baptista,Amândio Reis,Ariadne Nunes,Clara Rowland,Humberto Brito,Joana Matos Frias,Luciana Schoeps,Pedro Meira Monteiro
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  • Publisher : E-Galáxia
  • Book Code : 8584742824
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 959
  • Pdf File: esse-aires.pdf

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Este volume do selo Peixe-elétrico Ensaios é todo dedicado ao romance Memorial de Aires, de Machado de Assis. São ao todo sete ensaios, mais o posfácio assinado por Hélio de Seixas Guimarães, fruto de um encontro de críticos e pesquisadores reunidos em Lisboa, no ano de 2017. 1. Abel Barros Baptista e Clara Rowland – I can not, etc. 2. Humberto Brito – A expressão sem nome 3. Joana Matos Frias – Das negativas: preterição e ventriloquacidade no estilo-Aires 4. Amândio Reis – Viver é um ofício cansativo: biografia, escrita e apagamento em Memorial de Aires 5. Ariadne Nunes – Pare no D 6. Luciana Schoeps – O autor defunto Aires e as rasuras do manuscrito de Esaú e Jacob: postura enunciativa, narrador e imagem autoral 7. Pedro Meira Monteiro – Minados pelo tempo: sujeito e vontade no Memorial de Aires Posfácio: Sobre restos, rasuras, elipses et cetera (Hélio de Seixas Guimarães)

Jonathan Edwards and the Immediacy of God

By John Carrick
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1725252937
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: jonathan-edwards-and-the-immediacy-of-god.pdf

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Jonathan Edwards is one of the outstanding figures in the history of the Christian church--he was, quite simply, a man of towering intellect and towering spirituality. But it has been noted, even by his friends and admirers, that his thought is also marked at times by certain idiosyncrasies which inevitably introduce certain complexities into his philosophical-theological system. This study contends that the theme of divine immediacy is the controlling theme and the correlating principle within Edwards's thought. It analyzes the theme of divine immediacy in the thought of Jonathan Edwards under four major heads: creation, the will, ecclesiology, and spiritual experience. Indeed, Dr. Carrick claims that the theme of the immediacy of God is the Ariadne's thread, which runs with consistency through the multiple aspects of Edwards's philosophical, theological, ecclesiological, experiential, and homiletical interests. But sometimes a man's strength is also his weakness, and it would appear that Edwards's profound commitment to the concept and the reality of the immediacy of God entails significant problems for his entire philosophical-theological system. Edwards's concept of divine immediacy finds its supreme expression, surely, in his doctrine of continuous creation; but is it not the case that this doctrine of continuous creation is in conflict with his determinism, that its tendency is to destroy the moral responsibility of man, and that it makes God both the author and the actor of sin? In short, is it not the case that Edwards's Ariadne's thread is, in fact, also his Achilles' heel?

British Librarianship and Information Work 2001–2005

By J.H. Bowman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131717187X
  • Total of Pages : 568
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: british-librarianship-and-information-work-2001-2005.pdf

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This important reference volume covers developments in aspects of British library and information work during the five year period 2001-2005. Over forty contributors, all of whom are experts in their subject, provide an overview of their field along with extensive further references which act as a starting point for further research. The book provides a comprehensive record of library and information management during the past five years and will be essential reading for all scholars, library professionals and students.

The Other Bennet Sister

By Janice Hadlow
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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 1250129435
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 319
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A NPR CONCIERGE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR "Jane fans rejoice! . . . Exceptional storytelling and a true delight." —Helen Simonson, author of the New York Times bestselling novels Major Pettigrew's Last Stand and The Summer Before the War Mary, the bookish ugly duckling of Pride and Prejudice’s five Bennet sisters, emerges from the shadows and transforms into a desired woman with choices of her own. What if Mary Bennet’s life took a different path from that laid out for her in Pride and Prejudice? What if the frustrated intellectual of the Bennet family, the marginalized middle daughter, the plain girl who takes refuge in her books, eventually found the fulfillment enjoyed by her prettier, more confident sisters? This is the plot of Janice Hadlow's The Other Bennet Sister, a debut novel with exactly the affection and authority to satisfy Jane Austen fans. Ultimately, Mary’s journey is like that taken by every Austen heroine. She learns that she can only expect joy when she has accepted who she really is. She must throw off the false expectations and wrong ideas that have combined to obscure her true nature and prevented her from what makes her happy. Only when she undergoes this evolution does she have a chance at finding fulfillment; only then does she have the clarity to recognize her partner when he presents himself—and only at that moment is she genuinely worthy of love. Mary’s destiny diverges from that of her sisters. It does not involve broad acres or landed gentry. But it does include a man; and, as in all Austen novels, Mary must decide whether he is the truly the one for her. In The Other Bennet Sister, Mary is a fully rounded character—complex, conflicted, and often uncertain; but also vulnerable, supremely sympathetic, and ultimately the protagonist of an uncommonly satisfying debut novel.

The Blind Spot

By Austin Hall,Homer Eon Flint
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 0244046123
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 806
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Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint's 'The Blind Spot' is arguably a groundbreaker in science fiction writing, introducing readers to the concept of parallel worlds. Combining fantasy, adventure with an enthralling mystery, it plays with perceptions of the very framework of reality. Just what is the blind spot? A San Francisco room or a portal into another galaxy, an alternative world, or maybe a link to the past or future? The Blind Spot is an imaginative science-fiction concoction from the early 1920s that has become a cult favourite.

Aisha

By Ariadne Belmondo
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  • Publisher : Dexon Office
  • Book Code : 973701474X
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 876
  • Pdf File: aisha.pdf

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Experiențele anterioare cu femeile din viața sa l-au făcut pe Alex să aleagă o viață libertină, devenind escortă plătită. Dar ce se va întâmpla când o femeie diferită de toate celelalte va apărea în viața lui? Va acorda Alex o șansă iubirii sau va alege să fugă de ceea ce simte?

Red Thread

By Charlotte Higgins
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473524008
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 319
  • Pdf File: red-thread.pdf

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'Charlotte Higgins's Red Thread is a masterwork' Ali Smith A thrillingly original, labyrinthine journey through myth, art, literature, history, archaeology and memoir. The tale of how the hero Theseus killed the Minotaur, finding his way out of the labyrinth using Ariadne's ball of red thread, is one of the most intriguing, suggestive and persistent of all myths, and the labyrinth - the beautiful, confounding and terrifying building created for the half-man, half-bull monster - is one of the foundational symbols of human ingenuity and artistry. Charlotte Higgins, author of the Baillie Gifford-shortlisted Under Another Sky, tracks the origins of the story of the labyrinth in the poems of Homer, Catullus, Virgil and Ovid, and with them builds an ingenious edifice of her own. Along the way, she traces the labyrinthine ideas of writers from Dante and Borges to George Eliot and Conan Doyle, and of artists from Titian and Velázquez to Picasso and Eva Hesse. Her intricately constructed narrative asks what it is to be lost, what it is to find one's way, and what it is to travel the confusing and circuitous path of a lived life. Red Thread is, above all, a winding and unpredictable route through the byways of the author's imagination - one that leads the reader on a strange and intriguing journey, full of unexpected connections and surprising pleasures.

Family Values

By Kelly Oliver
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317958985
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 295
  • Pdf File: family-values.pdf

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Family Values shows how the various contradictions at the heart of Western conceptions of maternity and paternity problematize our relationships with ourselves and with others. Using philosophical texts, psychoanalytic theory, studies in biology and popular culture, Kelly Oliver challenges our traditional concepts of maternity which are associated with nature, and our conceptions of paternity which are embedded in culture. Oliver's intervention calls into question the traditional image of the oppositional relationship between nature and culture, maternal and paternal. Family Values also undercuts recent returns to the rhetoric of a "battle between the sexes" by analyzing the conceptual basis of these descriptions in biological research and the presuppositions of such suggestions in philosophy and psychoanalysis. By developing a reconception of maternity and paternity, Family Values offers hope for peace in the battle of the sexes.

The Greek Tycoon's Pregnant Wife

By Anne Mather
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460393198
  • Total of Pages : 185
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: the-greek-tycoon-s-pregnant-wife.pdf

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Five years ago, Jane's marriage to Demetri Souvakis ended. Devastated and betrayed, she left him and started a new life. Now Demetri needs an heir and demands a divorce. But they have one last night together—for old times' sake…. However, that one last loving has dramatic results. How can Jane tell her soon-to-be-ex-husband that she's pregnant with his child?