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The Plague Year

By Lawrence Wright
  • ISBN Code: : 0593320735
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Looming Tower, and the pandemic novel The End of October: an unprecedented, momentous account of Covid-19—its origins, its wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain it "A book of panoramic breadth ... managing to surprise us about even those episodes we … thought we knew well … [With] lively exchanges about spike proteins and nonpharmaceutical interventions and disease waves, Wright’s storytelling dexterity makes all this come alive.” —The New York Times Book Review From the fateful first moments of the outbreak in China to the storming of the U.S. Capitol to the extraordinary vaccine rollout, Lawrence Wright’s The Plague Year tells the story of Covid-19 in authoritative, galvanizing detail and with the full drama of events on both a global and intimate scale, illuminating the medical, economic, political, and social ramifications of the pandemic. Wright takes us inside the CDC, where a first round of faulty test kits lost America precious time . . . inside the halls of the White House, where Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger’s early alarm about the virus was met with confounding and drastically costly skepticism . . . into a Covid ward in a Charlottesville hospital, with an idealistic young woman doctor from the town of Little Africa, South Carolina . . . into the precincts of prediction specialists at Goldman Sachs . . . into Broadway’s darkened theaters and Austin’s struggling music venues . . . inside the human body, diving deep into the science of how the virus and vaccines function—with an eye-opening detour into the history of vaccination and of the modern anti-vaccination movement. And in this full accounting, Wright makes clear that the medical professionals around the country who’ve risked their lives to fight the virus reveal and embody an America in all its vulnerability, courage, and potential. In turns steely-eyed, sympathetic, infuriated, unexpectedly comical, and always precise, Lawrence Wright is a formidable guide, slicing through the dense fog of misinformation to give us a 360-degree portrait of the catastrophe we thought we knew.

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A study guide for Daniel Defoe's "A Journal of the Plague Year", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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An extraordinary illustrated chronicle of 2020 that captures this indelible year in America in all its tragic, surreal, epic, and (sometimes) comedic intensity Artist Elise Engler set herself a task five years ago: to illustrate the first headline she heard on her bedside radio every morning. The idea was to create a pictorial record of one year of listening to the news. But when Donald Trump was elected, the headlines turned too wild for her to stop the experiment. Then 2020 happened. Was there ever such a year? Headlines about the death of Kobe Bryant and Donald Trump's impeachment began to give way to news of a mysterious virus in China, and Engler’s pages were quickly filled with the march of COVID-19: schools closing their doors, hospitals overflowing, graveyards full to capacity. Day by day, Engler drew every shocking turn of the year: the police murder of George Floyd and protests around the globe; a war against science and those who preached it; fires consuming California; a vicious election, absurdly contested. Other stories appeared, too: “Harvey Weinstein Sentenced,” “Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized,” “China Extends Control over Hong Kong,” and—on repeat—“Stock Market Plunges.” The result is a powerful visual record of an unprecedented time, collected in A Diary of the Plague Year, which follows the headlines from the first appearance of the coronavirus to the inauguration of President Joe Biden. Made in real time, Engler’s vibrant, immediate images recapture what it was like to live through 2020, bringing texture, feeling, and even charm to what we might not remember and what we will never forget.

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Daniel Defoe’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Defoe includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Defoe’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

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  • Category : History
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2021 im Fachbereich Geschichte Europa - and. Länder - Mittelalter, Frühe Neuzeit, Note: 2,0, Universität Duisburg-Essen (Historisches Institut), Veranstaltung: Proseminar: Tod und Gedenken in der Frühen Neuzeit, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese Abhandlung wird sich der Pest in der Frühen Neuzeit widmen, genauer der großen Pest von London im Jahre 1665. Sie ist einer der fatalsten Ausbrüche der Pest in der frühneuzeitlichen Geschichte Europas und soll folgend als Fallbeispiel einer alltagsgeschichtlichen Analyse dienen. Um die Zustände dieser Zeit rekonstruieren zu können, wird sich der Schrift Daniel Defoes „A Journal of the Plague Year“ aus dem Jahre 1722 bedient. Dieses Werk als Quelle ermöglicht einen einmaligen Einblick in die Lebenswelt der Menschen zur Zeit der Pest 1665 in London und eröffnet einen möglichen Blickwinkel auf dieses Ereignis und seine Situation. Nachdem ein Überblick über die Geschichte der Pest in Europa gegeben und das Geschehen des Pestausbruchs in London 1665 in ihren historischen Kontext eingeordnet wurde, wird die Schrift Defoes genauer analysiert. Dies soll im Hinblick auf die Fragen geschehen, welche Konsequenzen der Pestausbruch auf die Stadt London und ihre Einwohner hatte, wie das öffentliche Leben dieser Zeit aussah und welche Maßnahmen auf individueller und institutioneller Ebene gegen die Seuche getroffen wurden. Die Herausarbeitung der Analyseergebnisse soll charakteristisch für einen Großteil der Pestausbrüche des frühneuzeitlichen Europas sein und verdeutlichen, in welcher Art und mit welchen Auswirkungen die Pest ständiger Begleiter der Frühen Neuzeit und ihrer Zeitgenossen war. Dem folgend wird der Stand der Forschung zur Aufarbeitung frühneuzeitlicher Pestausbrüche betrachtet und die Erkenntnisse dieser Abhandlung abschließend zusammengefasst.

Defoe's Perpetual Seekers

By Virginia Ogden Birdsall
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Book Code : 9780838750766
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 749
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This study contends that the main characters in Defoe's six major fictions represent a more profound anxiety and cynicism regarding the human condition than has been generally recognized. From Robinson Crusoe to Roxana -- each is engaged in a lonely and futile search for identity and significance, and each pursues that goal with ruthless singlemindedness.

The Great Plague

By A. Lloyd Moote,Dorothy C. Moote
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 0801892309
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 602
  • Pdf File: the-great-plague.pdf

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Underscoring the human dimensions of the epidemic, Lloyd and Dorothy Moote dramatically recast the history of the Great Plague and offer a masterful portrait of a city and its inhabitants besieged by—and defiantly resisting—unimaginable horror.

Daniel Defoe and the Representation of Personal Identity

By Christopher Borsing
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317247620
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 253
  • Pdf File: daniel-defoe-and-the-representation-of-personal-identity.pdf

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The concept of a personal identity was a contentious issue in the early eighteenth century. John Locke’s philosophical discussion of personal identity in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding fostered a public debate upon the status of an immortal Christian soul. This book argues that Defoe, like many of this age, had religious difficulties with Locke’s empiricist analysis of human identity. In particular, it examines how Defoe explores competitive individualism as a social threat while also demonstrating the literary and psychological fiction of any concept of a separated, lone identity. This foreshadows Michel Foucault’s assertion that the idea of man is ‘a recent invention, a figure not yet two centuries old, a new wrinkle in our knowledge’. The monograph’s engagement with Defoe’s destabilization of any definition or image of personal identity across a wide range of genres – including satire, political propaganda, history, conduct literature, travel narrative, spiritual autobiography, piracy and history, economic and scientific literature, rogue biography, scandalous and secret history, dystopian documentary, science fiction and apparition narrative - is an important and original contribution to the literary and cultural understanding of the early eighteenth century as it interrogates and challenges modern presumptions of individual identity.

"Cultures of Whiggism"

By Official Fellow and Tutor in English Literature David Womersley
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  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Book Code : 9780874138962
  • Total of Pages : 370
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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In the preface to his edition of Shakespeare, Alexander Pope noted that his age was one of Parties, both in Wit and State. Much scholarship has been devoted to the complexities of the political parties of the eighteenth century, but there has been a surprising reluctance to explore what Pope implied were the corollaries of those parties, namely, parties in literature. The essays collected here explore the literary culture that arose from and supported what Pitt the Elder referred to as the great spirit of Whiggism that animated English politics during the eighteenth century. From the prehistory of Whiggism in the court of Charles II to the fractures opened up within it by the French Revolution in the 1790s, the interactions between Whiggish politics and literature are sampled and described in groundbreaking essays that range widely across the fields of eighteenth-century political prose, poetry, and the novel.

Der Protagonist in Daniel Defoe’s 'A Journal of the Plague Year' und Providence

By Iris Heuse
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3638272885
  • Total of Pages : 13
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 416
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2, Universität Hamburg (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die puritanischen Glaubensvorstellungen spielen in Werken von Defoe eine große Rolle. Somit liegt es nahe seine Werke im Lichte dieser Vorstellungen zu betrachten. Was sagt aber nun die puritanische Lehre? Kurz gefasst, dass der Mensch von je her auserwählt ist, oder nicht, und er an diesem Zustand nichts ändern kann. Alles was ihm bleibt ist herauszufinden wie es um seine Erwähltheit bestellt ist. Dabei spielen Zufälle eine große Rolle, den sie gelten, zumindest indirekt, als Zeichen Gottes, und sagen somit etwas über den Status eines Menschen aus. Gerade in einer Extremsituation wie sie der Ausbruch der Pest in London darstellt, in dessen Mitte sich die zentrale Figur in Defoe’s „A yournal of a plague year“ befindet, bietet viele Situationen um nach Zeichen der Erwähltheit dieser Person zu suchen.

A History of the Apocalypse

By Catalin Negru
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  • Publisher : Catalin Negru
  • Book Code : 1387923307
  • Total of Pages : 516
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-the-apocalypse.pdf

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Every generation of people think that their problems are the most important ever. As history flows without interruption and doomsday scenarios fail, the following generations focus on their own contemporary events, ignoring or underestimating the past. In this way people always see “signs” in their times and the end of the world is constantly a fresh subject.

The Life of Daniel Defoe

By John Richetti
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 111911800X
  • Total of Pages : 424
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: the-life-of-daniel-defoe.pdf

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The Life of Daniel Defoe examines the entire range of Defoe’s writing in the context of what is known about his life and opinions. Features extended and detailed commentaries on Defoe’s political, religious, moral, and economic journalism, as well as on all of his narrative fictions, including Robinson Crusoe Places emphasis on Defoe’s distinctive style and rhetoric Situates his work within the precise historical circumstances of the eighteenth-century in which Defoe was an important and active participant Now available in paperback

Narrating from the Archive

By Marco Codebò
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 0838642055
  • Total of Pages : 197
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 993
  • Pdf File: narrating-from-the-archive.pdf

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Read and download full book Narrating from the Archive

Die Interessenvielfalt in Daniel Defoes "A Journal on the Plague Year"

By Julia Altmann
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Book Code : 3640707281
  • Total of Pages : 25
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 625
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: 1,3, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Typhus, Cholera, Pocken - Die Bedrohung der Menschheit durch tödliche Infektionskrankheiten, die sich nicht selten zu verheerenden Epidemien ausweiteten, ist so alt wie die Menschheit selbst. Die Darstellung des gesellschaftlichen Ausnahmezustandes, der durch einen solchen radikalen Einschnitt in das menschliche Leben hervorgerufen und oftmals mit einer apokalyptischen Stimmung und Massenhysterie einhergeht, scheint seit vielen Jahrhunderten, trotz seines Schreckens, eine faszinierende Wirkung auf die Menschen ausgeübt zu haben. Folglich verwundert es nicht, dass es schon früh zu einer literarischen Auseinandersetzung mit diesem Thema kam. Vor allem über einen der drei gefürchteten apokalyptischen Reiter - die Pest - sind zahlreiche schriftliche Zeugnisse vorhanden. Dabei gilt die Pest gemeinhin aufgrund ihrer extremen Ansteckungsgefahr und den damit verbunden Opferzahlen als die katastrophalste Epidemie des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit. Neben ihren dramatischen Auswirkungen auf die demographische Landschaft Europas waren ihre Auswirkungen darüber hinaus weit hinein bis in die wirtschaftlichen, sozialen, politischen und geisteswissenschaftlichen Bereiche deutlich spürbar. Bezüglich der literarischen Auseinandersetzungen mit der Pest lassen sich drei oftmals voneinander getrennt behandelte Intentionen seitens der Autoren erkennen, indem diese ein wissenschaftliches, ein paränetisches oder ein literarisches Interesse verfolgen. In der vorliegenden Arbeit werde ich die Darstellung der Londoner Pest von 1665 in Daniel Defoes A Journal on the Plague Year, erschienen in 1722, in den Mittelpunkt rücken, um letztlich aufzuzeigen, dass Defoe alle der genannten Interessen in seinem Werk aufgreift. Um dies erreichen zu können, werde ich zu Beginn erläutern, welche Interessen einem Werk, das die Pest thematisiert, zugrunde liegen können, damit anschließend Defoes A Journal on the Plague Year auf dieser Grundlage untersucht werden kann. Der Hauptteil wird sich demnach auf die Analyse des Primärtextes stützen, doch werden des Weiteren auch Fachbücher über die Pest in der Frühen Neuzeit komparativ herangezogen.

End of the End

By Paul Kane,Cavan Scott,Simon Guerrier
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  • Publisher : Abaddon Books
  • Book Code : 1786180367
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: end-of-the-end.pdf

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When the world died, hope died. For years after the Cull, we strove – we rose up against the slavers and exploiters, we fought back the crazies, we broke the soil again and farmed like our ancestors. Could it ever be enough? With history broken, the old orders and certainties have lost their hold. But the bad and the cruel will always seek to rise, and disaster is always one mistake away. Chaos wants to return. Journal of the Plague Year brought you three tales from the first days of the Cull; now End of the End revisits old friends from School’s Out Forever, Hooded Man, The Culled and Kill or Cure, years after the adventures you know, as they still struggle to shout their defiance against the growing darkness.

Chronicling Trauma

By Doug Underwood
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252093437
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 546
  • Pdf File: chronicling-trauma.pdf

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To attract readers, journalists have long trafficked in the causes of trauma--crime, violence, warfare--as well as psychological profiling of deviance and aberrational personalities. Novelists, in turn, have explored these same subjects in developing their characters and by borrowing from their own traumatic life stories to shape the themes and psychological terrain of their fiction. In this book, Doug Underwood offers a conceptual and historical framework for comprehending the impact of trauma and violence in the careers and the writings of important journalist-literary figures in the United States and British Isles from the early 1700s to today. Grounded in the latest research in the fields of trauma studies, literary biography, and the history of journalism, this study draws upon the lively and sometimes breathtaking accounts of popular writers such as Charles Dickens, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Graham Greene, and Truman Capote, exploring the role that trauma has played in shaping their literary works. Underwood notes that the influence of traumatic experience upon journalistic literature is being reshaped by a number of factors, including news media trends, the advance of the Internet, the changing nature of the journalism profession, the proliferation of psychoactive drugs, and journalists' greater self-awareness of the impact of trauma in their work. The most extensive scholarly examination of the role that trauma has played in the shaping of our journalistic and literary heritage, Chronicling Trauma: Journalists and Writers on Violence and Loss discusses more than a hundred writers whose works have won them fame, even at the price of their health, their families, and their lives.