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Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition

By Kurt Vonnegut
  • ISBN Code: : 0812993616
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
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Since its original publication in 1968, Welcome to the Monkey House has been one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved works. This special edition celebrates a true master of the short-story form by including multiple variant drafts of what would eventually be the title story. In a fascinating accompanying essay, “Building the Monkey House: At Kurt Vonnegut’s Writing Table,” noted Vonnegut scholar Gregory D. Sumner walks readers through Vonnegut’s process as the author struggles—false start after false start—to hit upon what would be one of his greatest stories. The result is the rare chance to watch a great writer hone his craft in real time. Includes the following stories: “Where I Live” “Harrison Bergeron” “Who Am I This Time?” “Welcome to the Monkey House” “Long Walk to Forever” “The Foster Portfolio” “Miss Temptation” “All the King’s Horses” “Tom Edison’s Shaggy Dog” “New Dictionary” “Next Door” “More Stately Mansions” “The Hyannis Port Story” “D.P.” “Report on the Barnhouse Effect” “The Euphio Question” “Go Back to Your Precious Wife and Son” “Deer in the Works” “The Lie” “Unready to Wear” “The Kid Nobody Could Handle” “The Manned Missiles” “Epicac” “Adam” “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow”

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In this book, Steve Gronert Ellerhoff explores short stories by Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, written between 1943 and 1968, with a post-Jungian approach. Drawing upon archetypal theories of myth from Joseph Campbell, James Hillman and their forbearer C. G. Jung, Ellerhoff demonstrates how short fiction follows archetypal patterns that can illuminate our understanding of the authors, their times, and their culture. In practice, a post-Jungian ‘mythodology’ is shown to yield great insights for the literary criticism of short fiction. Chapters in this volume carefully contextualise and historicize each story, including Bradbury and Vonnegut’s earliest and most imaginatively fantastic works. The archetypal constellations shaping Vonnegut’s early works are shown to be war and fragmentation, while those in Bradbury’s are family and the wholeness of the sun. Analysis is complemented by the explored significance of illustrations that featured alongside the stories in their first publications. By uncovering the ways these popular writers redressed old myths in new tropes—and coined new narrative elements for hopes and fears born of their era—the book reveals a fresh method which can be applied to all imaginative short stories, increasing understanding and critical engagement. Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut is an important text for a number of fields, from Jungian and Post-Jungian studies to short story theoriesand American studies to Bradbury and Vonnegut studies. Scholars and students of literature will come away with a renewed appreciation for an archetypal approach to criticism, while the book will also be of great interest to practising depth psychologists seeking to incorporate short stories into therapy.

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  • Book Code : 1443893889
  • Total of Pages : 410
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This book, the first in a series entitled Historical and Pedagogical Issues: Insights from the Great Lakes History Conference, addresses historical and pedagogical issues. It explores the agency of historical actors tied to larger movements, demonstrating the efficacy and power of individuals to act with historical impact. It also describes the nuanced role of memory, often neglected in larger national or global social movements. This volume explores these powerful themes through a broad range of topics, including the research and pedagogy of revolution, reform, and rebellion as they are applied to race, ethnicity, political movements, labour, reconciliation, memory, and moral responsibility. The book will interest researchers that have an interest in both, or either, history and pedagogy.

The Vonnegut Encyclopedia

By Marc Leeds
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Book Code : 0804179921
  • Total of Pages : 784
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: the-vonnegut-encyclopedia.pdf

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Now expanded and updated, this authorized compendium to Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, stories, essays, and plays is the most comprehensive and definitive edition to date. Over the course of five decades, Kurt Vonnegut created a complex and interconnected web of characters, settings, and concepts. The Vonnegut Encyclopedia is an exhaustive guide to this beloved author’s world, organized in a handy A-to-Z format. The first edition of this book covered Vonnegut’s work through 1991. This new and updated edition encompasses his writing through his death in 2007. Marc Leeds, co-founder and founding president of the Kurt Vonnegut Society and a longtime personal friend of the author’s, has devoted more than twenty-five years of his life to cataloging the Vonnegut cosmos—from the birthplace of Kilgore Trout (Vonnegut’s sci-fi writing alter ego) to the municipal landmarks of Midland City (the midwestern metropolis that is the setting for Vonnegut’s 1973 masterpiece Breakfast of Champions). The Vonnegut Encyclopedia identifies every major and minor Vonnegut character from Celia Aamons to Zog, as well as recurring images and relevant themes from all of Vonnegut’s works, including lesser-known gems like his revisionist libretto for Stravinsky’s opera L’Histoire du soldat and his 1980 children’s book Sun Moon Star. Leeds provides expert notes explaining the significance of many items, but relies primarily on extended quotations from Vonnegut himself. A work of impressive scholarship in an eminently browsable package, this encyclopedia reveals countless connections readers may never have thought of on their own. A rarity among authors of serious fiction, Kurt Vonnegut has always inspired something like obsession in his most dedicated fans. The Vonnegut Encyclopedia is an invaluable resource for readers wishing to revisit his fictional universe—and those about to explore it for the first time. Praise for The Vonnegut Encyclopedia “An essential collection for fans of the singular satirist.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Indispensable.”—Publishers Weekly “If you’re somebody who has read one Kurt Vonnegut book then there’s a chance you’ve read them all. For the devout reader of Vonnegut there’s a voracious sense of completism. And, Marc Leeds and his new [The Vonnegut] Encyclopedia are here to guide you through it all. Just don’t blame him if you become unstuck in time while you’re reading.”—Inverse “Vonnegut enthusiasts will be delighted with Leeds’s exhaustive, almost obsessive, treatment of the characters, places, events, and tantalizingly mysterious references for which Vonnegut’s five-decade writing career is celebrated. . . . A wonderful and beautifully designed reference source.”—Booklist (starred review) “Leeds’s scholarship and genuine love for his subject matter render this encyclopedia a treasure trove for Vonnegut readers.”—The Nameless Zine

The Complete David Bowie (Revised and Updated 2016 Edition)

By Nicholas Pegg
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Book Code : 1785655337
  • Total of Pages : 800
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 104
  • Pdf File: the-complete-david-bowie.pdf

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The biggest edition yet – expanded and updated with 35,000 words of new material Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is widely recognized as the foremost source of analysis and information on every facet of Bowie’s career. The A-Z of songs and the day-by-day dateline are the most complete ever published. From the 11-year-old’s skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts’ Summer Camp in 1958, to the emergence of the legendary lost album Toy in 2011, to his passing in January 2016, The Complete David Bowiediscusses and dissects every last development in rock’s most fascinating career. * The Albums – detailed production history and analysis of every album from 1967 to the present day. * The Songs – hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities – from ‘Absolute Beginners’ to ‘Ziggy Stardust’, from ‘Abdulmajid’ to ‘Zion’. * The Tours – set-lists and histories of every live show. * The Actor – a complete guide to Bowie’s career on stage and screen. * Plus – the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the Internet and much more.

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

By Rebecca L. Thomas
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440834350
  • Total of Pages : 1636
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 461
  • Pdf File: a-to-zoo.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Kurt Vonnegut

By Jerome Klinkowitz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000639207
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: kurt-vonnegut.pdf

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Drawing on his experiences as a young man in the Great Depression and the Second World War, Kurt Vonnegut created a new style of fiction responsive to the post-war world and unique in its appeal to both popular audiences and avant-garde critics. His work was profoundly innovative and yet perfectly lucid. In this comprehensive introductory study, originally published in 1982, Jerome Klinkowitz traces Vonnegut’s influences within the American middle class, his early efforts as a short-story writer for magazines in the 1960s and his startling and unprecedented success as a bestselling experimental novelist with Slaughterhouse-Five. His self-consciously moral posture led to readers throughout the world accepting him as their spokesman for humane values, a role which Klinkowitz considers within the context of his work.

Kurt Vonnegut's America

By Jerome Klinkowitz
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1611171156
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 360
  • Pdf File: kurt-vonnegut-s-america.pdf

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Kurt Vonnegut's death in 2007 marked the passing of a major force in American life and letters. Jerome Klinkowitz, one of the earliest and most prolific authorities on Vonnegut, examines the long dialogue between the author and American culture—a conversation that produced fourteen novels and hundreds of short stories and essays. Kurt Vonnegut's America integrates discussion of the fiction, essays, and lectures with personal exchanges and biographical sketches to map the complex symbiotic relationship between Vonnegut's work and the cultural context from which it emerged—and which it in turn helped shape. Following an introduction characterizing Vonnegut as Klinkowitz came to know him over the course of their friendship, this study charts the impact of Vonnegut on American society and of that society on Vonnegut for more than a half-century to illustrate how each informed the other. Among his artistic peers, Vonnegut was uniquely gifted at anticipating and articulating the changing course of American culture. Kurt Vonnegut's America shows us that Vonnegut achieved greatness by passing his own test—opening the eyes of his audience to help them better understand their roles and possibilities in the common culture they both shared and crafted.

Jakarta Undercover II

By Moammar Emak
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Monsoon Books
  • Book Code : 9814358169
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: jakarta-undercover-ii.pdf

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After the enormous success of Jakarta Undercover, Moammar Emka is back with more on the seedy nightlife and underground sex servics of modern, hip Jakarta. Delving deep into the city's karaoke clubs, massage parlours and transit hotels, the author takes it upon himself to experience first-hand the tasty delights on offer and what exactly they involve. What is a cat-bath massage? Who are the Mickey Mouse girls? How much does an all-night gigolo really cost? How popular is the after-lunch hand-roll service? From swingers parties to midnight lesbian packages, Jakarta seems to have it all when it comes to sexual services. And if you thought the first book was explosive, Jakarta Undercover II will leave your imagination running wild. Indonesia's bestselling series—over half a million copies sold!

Good Sport

By Thomas H. Murray
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190688009
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 958
  • Pdf File: good-sport.pdf

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Why are fiberglass vaulting poles and hinged skates accepted in sport - while performance-enhancing drugs are forbidden? Are the rules that forbid them arbitrary? Should we level the playing field by allowing all competitors to use drugs that allow them to run faster or longer, leap higher, or lift more? In this provocative exploration of what draws us to sport as participants and spectators, Thomas Murray argues that the values and meanings embedded within our games provide the guidance we need to make difficult decisions about fairness and performance-enhancing technologies. Good Sport reveals what we really care about in sport and how the reckless use of biomedical enhancements undermines those values. Implicit in sports history, rules, and practices are values that provide a sturdy foundation for an ethics of sport that celebrates natural talents and dedication. You see these values when the Paralympics creates multiple level playing fields among athletes with different kinds of impairments. They appear again in sports struggles to be fair to all when an extraordinary woman athlete emerges who appears to possess a mans hormone profile and muscles. They are threatened when the effort to assure athletes a fair chance to win without doping is subverted by cheating or by corruption, as in the case of Russias state-supported doping operation. Performance-enhancing drugs distort the connection between natural talents, the dedication to perfect those talents, and success in sport. Explaining the fundamental role of values and meanings, Good Sport reveals not just what we champion in the athletic arena but also, more broadly, what we value in human achievement.

Harlequin Special Edition July 2019 - Box Set 2 of 2

By Melissa Senate,Kerri Carpenter,Heatherly Bell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488045453
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 855
  • Pdf File: harlequin-special-edition-july-2019-box-set-2-of-2.pdf

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Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: A PROMISE FOR THE TWINS The Wyoming Multiples by Melissa Senate Former soldier Nick Garroway is in Wedlock Creek to fulfill a promise made to a fallen soldier: check in on the woman the man had left pregnant with twins. Brooke Timber is in need of a nanny, so what else can Nick do but fill in? She’s also planning his father’s wedding, and all the family togetherness soon has Brooke and Nick rethinking if this promise is still temporary. THE DATING ARRANGEMENT Something True by Kerri Carpenter Is the bride who fell on top of bar owner Jack Wright a sign from above? But event planner Emerson Dewitt isn’t actually a bride—much to her mother’s perpetual disappointment. Until Jack proposes an arrangement. He’ll pose as Emerson’s boyfriend in exchange for her help relaunching his business. It’s a perfect partnership. Until all that fake dating turns into very real feelings… MORE THAN ONE NIGHT Wildfire Ridge by Heatherly Bell A one-night stand so incredible, Jill Davis can’t forget. Memories so delectable, they sustained Sam Hawker through his final tour. Three years later, Jill is unexpectedly face-to-face with her legendary marine lover. And it’s clear their chemistry is like gas and a match. Except Sam is her newest employee. That means hands off, sister! Except maybe…just this once? Ooh-rah!

The Complete Works of Henry James (Illustrated Edition)

By Henry James
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026888073
  • Total of Pages : 15198
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 702
  • Pdf File: the-complete-works-of-henry-james.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This meticulously edited Henry James collection includes his complete novels and short stories, as well as literary essays, plays, travel sketches and reports of the great author. The life of Henry James is revealed in different biographies, and in his three autobiographical books. Content: Novels: Watch and Ward Roderick Hudson The American The Europeans Confidence Washington Square The Portrait of a Lady The Bostonians The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Tragic Muse The Other House The Spoils of Poynton What Maisie Knew The Awkward Age The Sacred Fount The Wings of the Dove The Ambassadors The Golden Bowl The Outcry The Ivory Tower The Sense of the Past Short Stories A Passionate Pilgrim The Last of the Valerii Eugene Pickering The Madonna of the Future The Romance of Certain Old Clothes Madame de Mauves Tales of Three Cities The Impressions of a Cousin Lady Barberina A New England Winter Stories Revived The Author of 'Beltraffio' Pandora The Path of Duty A Light Man A Day of Days Georgina's Reasons A Landscape-Painter Théodolinde Poor Richard Master Eustace A Most Extraordinary Case A London Life The Patagonia The Liar Mrs. Temperly The Real Thing Sir Dominick Ferrand Nona Vincent The Chaperon Greville Fane The Siege of London An International Episode The Pension Beaurepas A Bundle of Letters The Point of View Terminations Embarrassments The Two Magics The Soft Side The Finer Grain Other Stories Plays: Daisy Miller Pyramus and Thisbe Still Waters A Change of Heart The Album Disengaged Tenants The Reprobate Guy Domville The Outcry The High Bid Summersoft Travel Writings: A Little Tour in France English Hours Italian Hours The American Scene Transatlantic Sketches Portraits of Places Essays: Notes on Novelists Views and Reviews Within the Rim and Other Essays French Poets and Novelists Partial Portraits Essays in London and Elsewhere Notes and Reviews Picture and Text Biographies: Hawthorne William Wetmore Story and His Friends Rupert Brooke Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others Notes of a Son and Brother The Middle Years

Harlequin Special Edition September 2017 Box Set 1 of 2

By Stella Bagwell,Tracy Madison,Joanna Sims
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 148802944X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 907
  • Pdf File: harlequin-special-edition-september-2017-box-set-1-of-2.pdf

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Harlequin® Special Edition brings you three new titles for one great price, available now! These are heartwarming, romantic stories about life, love and family. This Special Edition box set includes: THE MAVERICK’S BRIDE-TO-ORDER Montana Mavericks: The Great Family Roundup by Stella Bagwell Rancher Zach Dalton places a classified ad searching for the perfect wife. Local reporter Lydia Grant isn’t what Zach thinks he wants—but what if she’s everything the cowboy needs? A BRIDE FOR THE MOUNTAIN MAN The Colorado Fosters by Tracy Madison Leaving her affluent upbringing behind, Meredith Jensen is determined to lead a life of her own. But a blizzard gets her stranded on a Colorado mountain—with a particularly sexy mountain man! Can Liam Daly move past his life’s biggest tragedy to find love on the other side? A WEDDING TO REMEMBER The Brands of Montana by Joanna Sims Only a signature away from divorce, Bruce Brand is shocked when his almost-ex-wife Savannah awakens from an accident-induced coma believing they’re still married. When she moves back in with him, though, Bruce starts to wonder if this might just be the universe’s way of giving them a second chance.

Anarchy, State, and Utopia

By Robert Nozick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Book Code : 0465063748
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 812
  • Pdf File: anarchy-state-and-utopia.pdf

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Insiders' Guide® to Madison, WI

By Kevin Revolinski
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 0762766506
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 309
  • Pdf File: insiders-guide-to-madison-wi.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A first edition, Insiders' Guide to Madison is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to this thriving Wisconsin city. Written by a local (and true insider), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of Madison and its surrounding environs.

The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs

By Mary R. Tahan
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030651134
  • Total of Pages : 467
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: the-return-of-the-south-pole-sled-dogs.pdf

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This book documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This book is the sequel to the highly acclaimed Roald Amundsen’s Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who Helped Discover the South Pole. It chronicles how the sled dogs were used internationally to further promote the expedition’s great achievement and follows some of the dogs as they undertake subsequent expeditions – with Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911–1914, which made scientific discoveries, and with Arve Staxrud’s Norwegian Arctic Rescue Mission of 1913, which saved members of the Herbert Schröder-Stranz German Arctic Expedition. The book tracks the remaining 39 sled dogs to their next challenging adventures and their final destinations in Argentina, Norway, Antarctica, and Australia. Like its predecessor, the book portrays how Amundsen continued to utilize the Polar dogs – both in their lives and in their deaths – to propel his career and solidify his expedition's image.