Gabriel's Inferno

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvain Reynard
  • ISBN : 1101614781
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Readers : 5625

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard comes the first novel in the Gabriel's Inferno series, a haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening—NOW A FILM FROM PASSIONFLIX! Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love, and redemption, Gabriel’s Inferno is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man’s escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible—forgiveness and love.

Gabriel's Redemption

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvain Reynard
  • ISBN : 1101616695
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 3722

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The New York Times bestselling Gabriel's Inferno series reaches new heights as Gabriel and Julia's relationship is challenged by past secrets and present foes in this captivating novel. Professor Gabriel Emerson has left his position at the University of Toronto to embark on a new life with his beloved Julia. Together, he’s confident that they can face any challenge. And he’s eager to become a father. But Julia’s graduate program threatens Gabriel’s plans, as the pressures of being a student become all consuming. When she is given the honor of presenting an academic lecture at Oxford, Gabriel is forced to confront Julia about the subject of her presentation—research that conflicts with his own. And in Oxford, several individuals from their past appear, including an old nemesis intent on humiliating Julia and exposing one of Gabriel’s darkest secrets. In an effort to confront his remaining demons, Gabriel begins a quest to discover more about his biological parents, beginning a chain of events that has startling repercussions for himself, Julianne, and his hope of having a family.

The Prince

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvain Reynard
  • ISBN : 0698192060
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 86
  • Readers : 9351

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence exposes Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious enemy. Gabriel may have acquired the illustrations only a few years ago, but unbeknownst to him, they were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in the city is determined to reclaim his prize and exact his revenge on the Emersons—but not before he uncovers something disturbing about Julianne… Don’t miss the first novel in the Florentine series, The Raven, available February 3, 2015. Praise for the Gabriel Trilogy “The Professor is sexy and sophisticated . . . I can’t get enough of him!”—USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby “[In Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture,] I found myself enraptured by Sylvain Reynard’s flawless writing. Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture are books I will always treasure and are among my top ten reads of last year.”—The Autumn Review “An unforgettable and riveting love story that will sweep readers off their feet.”—Nina’s Literary Escape “Sylvain Reynard’s writing is captivating and intense . . . It’s hard not to be drawn to the darkly passionate and mysterious Gabriel, a character you’ll be drooling and pining for!”—Waves of Fiction Sylvain Reynard is the New York Times bestselling author of The Raven and the Gabriel Trilogy, including Gabriel's Inferno, Gabriel's Rapture, and Gabriel's Redemption.

Gabriel's Promise

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvain Reynard
  • ISBN : 0593097998
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 8743

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard returns with the fourth installment of the beloved Gabriel's Inferno series. When Gabriel and Julia Emerson first lay eyes on their newborn daughter, Clare, they realize life as they know it will never be the same. Gabriel has vowed to be a good father when he suddenly receives an invitation to give a series of lectures in Edinburgh, Scotland--an opportunity of high prestige—but that would mean leaving his wife and child in Boston. Hesitant to bring it up, he keeps the opportunity from Julia as long as he can, not knowing she has a secret of her own. When a frightening situation arises that threatens their new family, both parents must make sacrifices. With the family in danger, the looming question remains: Will Gabriel pursue his lectureship in Edinburgh, leaving Julia and Clare vulnerable in Boston, or will he abandon the chance of a lifetime in order to ensure his family's safety?

Gabriel's Rapture

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvain Reynard
  • ISBN : 1101614773
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 4295

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard continues the story of Gabriel and Julia, two lovers bound together by their darkest desires. But those very desires may destroy them.... Professor Gabriel Emerson has embarked on a passionate, yet clandestine affair with his former student Julia Mitchell. Sequestered on a romantic holiday in Italy, he tutors her in the sensual delights of the body and the raptures of sex. But when they return, their happiness is threatened by conspiring students, academic politics, and a jealous ex-lover. When Gabriel is confronted by the university administration, will he succumb to Dante’s fate? Or will he fight to keep Julia, his Beatrice, forever? In Gabriel’s Rapture, the brilliant sequel to the wildly successful debut novel, Gabriel’s Inferno, Sylvain Reynard weaves an exquisite love story that will touch the reader’s mind, body, and soul, forever.

Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvain Reynard
  • ISBN : 0698175883
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 1488
  • Readers : 4914

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard comes the haunting trilogy of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening... The first three volumes in the story of Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved Julia, an unforgettable exploration of sin, seduction, forbidden love, and redemption. GABRIEL'S INFERNO GABRIEL'S RAPTURE GABRIEL'S REDEMPTION

The Raven

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Sylvain Reynard
  • ISBN : 1101616660
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 8800

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the New York Times bestselling author of the Gabriel series comes a dark, sensual tale of romance in a city shrouded in mystery . . . Raven Wood spends her days at Florence’s Uffizi gallery restoring Renaissance art. But an innocent walk home after an evening with friends changes her life forever. When she intervenes in the senseless beating of a homeless man, his attackers turn on her, dragging her into an alley. Raven is only semiconscious when their assault is interrupted by a cacophony of growls followed by her attackers’ screams. Mercifully, she blacks out, but not before catching a glimpse of a shadowy figure who whispers to her . . . Cassita vulneratus. When Raven awakes, she is inexplicably changed. Upon returning to the Uffizi, no one recognizes her. More disturbingly, she discovers that she’s been absent an entire week. With no recollection of her disappearance, Raven learns that her absence coincides with one of the largest robberies in Uffizi history—the theft of a set of priceless Botticelli illustrations. When the police identify her as their prime suspect, Raven is desperate to clear her name. She seeks out one of Florence’s wealthiest and most elusive men in an attempt to uncover the truth. Their encounter leads Raven to a dark underworld whose inhabitants kill to keep their secrets . . .

Raintree: Inferno

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Linda Howard
  • ISBN : 1488032351
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 3518

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It's time to discover the Raintree Trilogy Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, the rejoined battle will measure the endurance of their people and test their loyalties and relationships. It will force upon them all new lives they could barely have imagined before. Originally published in 2007

Inferno

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle
  • ISBN : 1429933453
  • Publisher : Orb Books
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 5458

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Acclaimed writing pair Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle offer a new twist on Dante's classic tale, Inferno. After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the Nine Layers of Hell led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures. As he struggles to escape, he's taken through new, puzzling, and outlandish versions of sin—recast for the present day. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

My Absolute Darling

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Gabriel Tallent
  • ISBN : 0735211191
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 1700

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE FINALIST NBCC JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FINALIST ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES'S MOST NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017 ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST’S MOST NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017 ONE OF NPR’S ‘GREAT READS’ OF 2017 A USA TODAY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN AMAZON.COM BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A BUSINESS INSIDER BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR "Impossible to put down." —NPR "A novel that readers will gulp down, gasping.” —The Washington Post "The word 'masterpiece' has been cheapened by too many blurbs, but My Absolute Darling absolutely is one." —Stephen King A brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl's heart-stopping fight for her own soul. Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father. Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption. With Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, the reader watches, heart in throat, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero—and in the process, becomes ours as well. Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.

Ascent to Glory

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : Álvaro Santana-Acuña
  • ISBN : 0231545436
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Number of Pages : 381
  • Readers : 9420

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Gabriel García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude seemed destined for obscurity upon its publication in 1967. The little-known author, small publisher, magical style, and setting in a remote Caribbean village were hardly the usual ingredients for success in the literary marketplace. Yet today it ranks among the best-selling books of all time. Translated into dozens of languages, it continues to enter the lives of new readers around the world. How did One Hundred Years of Solitude achieve this unlikely success? And what does its trajectory tell us about how a work of art becomes a classic? Ascent to Glory is a groundbreaking study of One Hundred Years of Solitude, from the moment García Márquez first had the idea for the novel to its global consecration. Using new documents from the author’s archives, Álvaro Santana-Acuña shows how García Márquez wrote the novel, going beyond the many legends that surround it. He unveils the literary ideas and networks that made possible the book’s creation and initial success. Santana-Acuña then follows this novel’s path in more than seventy countries on five continents and explains how thousands of people and organizations have helped it to become a global classic. Shedding new light on the novel’s imagination, production, and reception, Ascent to Glory is an eye-opening book for cultural sociologists and literary historians as well as for fans of García Márquez and One Hundred Years of Solitude.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Gabor Maté, MD
  • ISBN : 0307371735
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 6587

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end of the spectrum, there are many others among us who are also struggling with addictions. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Beginning with a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behaviour. He weaves the stories of real people who have struggled with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. Providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties. He proposes a compassionate approach to helping drug addicts and, for the many behaviour addicts among us, to addressing the void addiction is meant to fill. I believe there is one addiction process, whether it manifests in the lethal substance dependencies of my Downtown Eastside patients, the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics, the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics and compulsive internet users, or in the socially acceptable and even admired behaviours of the workaholic. Drug addicts are often dismissed and discounted as unworthy of empathy and respect. In telling their stories my intent is to help their voices to be heard and to shed light on the origins and nature of their ill-fated struggle to overcome suffering through substance use. Both in their flaws and their virtues they share much in common with the society that ostracizes them. If they have chosen a path to nowhere, they still have much to teach the rest of us. In the dark mirror of their lives we can trace outlines of our own. —from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Rare Earth

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Peter D. Ward,Donald Brownlee
  • ISBN : 0387218483
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 338
  • Readers : 2340

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What determines whether complex life will arise on a planet, or even any life at all? Questions such as these are investigated in this groundbreaking book. In doing so, the authors synthesize information from astronomy, biology, and paleontology, and apply it to what we know about the rise of life on Earth and to what could possibly happen elsewhere in the universe. Everyone who has been thrilled by the recent discoveries of extrasolar planets and the indications of life on Mars and the Jovian moon Europa will be fascinated by Rare Earth, and its implications for those who look to the heavens for companionship.

The Moronic Inferno

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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Author : Martin Amis
  • ISBN : 1446401731
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 1116

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: At the age of ten, when Martin Amis spent a year in Princeton, New Jersey, he was excited and frightened by America. As an adult he has approached that confusing country from many arresting angles, and interviewed its literati, filmmakers, thinkers, opinion makers, leaders and crackpots with characteristic discernment and wit. Included in a gallery of Great American Novelists are Norman Mailer, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Joseph Heller, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut, John Updike, Paul Theroux, Philip Roth and Saul Bellow. Amis also takes us to Dallas, where presidential candidate Ronald Reagan is attempting to liaise with born-again Christians. We glimpse the beau monde of Palm Beach, where each couple tries to out-Gatsby the other, and examine the case of Claus von Bulow. Steven Spielberg gets a visit, as does Brian de Palma, whom Amis asks why his films make no sense, and Hugh Hefner's sybaritic fortress and sanitised image are penetrated. There can be little that escapes the eye of Martin Amis when his curiosity leads him to a subject, and America has found in him a superlative chronicler.

The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Joanna Martine Woolfold
  • ISBN : 1589794184
  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Number of Pages : 100
  • Readers : 9962

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD! This is the classic guide to astrological history, legend, and practice! Readers will enjoy simple, computer-accurate planetary tables that allow anyone born between 1900 and 2100 to pinpoint quickly their sun and moon signs, discover their ascendants, and map out the exact positions of the planets at the time of their birth. In addition to revealing the planets' influence on romance, health, and career, The Only Astrology Book You'll Ever Need takes a closer look at the inner life of each sign. Celebrated astrologer Joanna Martine Woolfolk offers abundant insights on the personal relationships and emotional needs that motivate an individual, on how others perceive astrological types, and on dealing with the negative aspects of signs. Readers will also welcome the inclusion of new discoveries in astronomy. Lavishly illustrated and with an updated design, this new edition is an indispensable sourcebook for unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos through the twenty-first century and beyond.

Artificial Hells

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  • Category : Art
  • Author : Claire Bishop
  • ISBN : 1844677966
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Number of Pages : 390
  • Readers : 1414

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians such as Grant Kester, curators such as Nicolas Bourriaud and Nato Thompson, to performance theorists such as Shannon Jackson. Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as “social practice.” Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. This itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group. It concludes with a discussion of long-term educational projects by contemporary artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera, Pawe? Althamer and Paul Chan. Since her controversial essay in Artforum in 2006, Claire Bishop has been one of the few to challenge the political and aesthetic ambitions of participatory art. In Artificial Hells, she not only scrutinizes the emancipatory claims made for these projects, but also provides an alternative to the ethical (rather than artistic) criteria invited by such artworks. Artificial Hells calls for a less prescriptive approach to art and politics, and for more compelling, troubling and bolder forms of participatory art and criticism.

The Inferno

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Dante Alighieri
  • ISBN : 0486813916
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 7361

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This definitive edition of Dante's masterpiece — translated by the great American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow — features stunning engravings by Gustave Doré, an eminent 19th-century illustrator of classics.

Heaven and Hell

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Emanuel Swedenborg
  • ISBN : 1625584113
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 317
  • Readers : 3609

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Heaven and Hell, Swedenborg gives the reader a detailed description of the afterlife. He deals with God, heaven, hell, angels, spirits, and devils; and he addresses the issues of who is in heaven and hell. Are there any Jews, Muslims, and people of pre-Christian times such as pagan Romans and Greeks in heaven? He posits that the love of self or of the world drives one towards hell, and love of God and fellow men towards heaven. Here is the most influential and important book ever written on the subject!

Designs for the Pluriverse

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Arturo Escobar
  • ISBN : 0822371812
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 6766

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Designs for the Pluriverse Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design's world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Noting that most design—from consumer goods and digital technologies to built environments—currently serves capitalist ends, Escobar argues for the development of an “autonomous design” that eschews commercial and modernizing aims in favor of more collaborative and placed-based approaches. Such design attends to questions of environment, experience, and politics while focusing on the production of human experience based on the radical interdependence of all beings. Mapping autonomous design’s principles to the history of decolonial efforts of indigenous and Afro-descended people in Latin America, Escobar shows how refiguring current design practices could lead to the creation of more just and sustainable social orders.

Lost in Rome

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Cindy Callaghan
  • ISBN : 1481426044
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 7144

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: When Lucy heads to Rome for the summer, she’s is in for pizza, pasta, and a little amore in this M!X novel from the author of Lost in London. Lucia “Lucy” Rossi thought she was going to be a camp counselor for the summer, but, thanks to a very fortunate twist, she ends up in Rome, Italy, helping out at her aunt’s restaurant, Amore Pizzeria. Lucy can’t wait to see some ruins, eat all the gelato she can, and maybe say a few buongiornos to some cute Italian boys. But Lucy arrives to Italian trouble. Her aunt is in danger of losing her business, thanks to a flashy new pizzeria down the road that is all style, but no substance. In order to try and save the shop, Lucy decides to employ a very unique version of matchmaking—making matches based on customer’s pizza preferences. Soon, word of the American matchmaker gets out, and it looks like the business might be saved! Or so she thought—until someone decides to try and sabotage the newfound success of Amore pizza. Can Lucy figure out who might be behind everything? Or will her family being saying ciao to Amore Pizzeria for good?

The One You Fight For

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Roni Loren
  • ISBN : 1492651478
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 7383

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Absolutely unputdownable! Roni Loren is a new favorite." —COLLEEN HOOVER, #1 New York Times bestseller for The One You Can't Forget How hard would you fight for the one you love? Taryn Landry was there that awful night fourteen years ago when Long Acre changed from the name of a town to the title of a national tragedy. Everyone knows she lost her younger sister. No one knows it was her fault. Since then, psychology professor Taryn has dedicated her life's work to preventing something like that from ever happening again. Falling in love was never part of the plan... Shaw Miller has spent more than a decade dealing with the fallout of his brother's horrific actions. After losing everything—his chance at Olympic gold, his family, almost his sanity—he's changed his name, his look, and he's finally starting a new life. As long as he keeps a low profile and his identity secret, everything will be okay, right? When the world and everyone you know defines you by one catastrophic tragedy... How do you find your happy ending? The Ones Who Got Away Series: The Ones Who Got Away (Book 1) The One You Can't Forget (Book 2) The One You Fight For (Book 3) Readers are Raving About about The Ones Who Got Away series: "This is a romance readers are unlikely to forget."—Booklist STARRED Review "Phenomenal. Gets my highest recommendation!"—LORELEI JAMES, New York Times bestselling author "Richly layered and full of emotion... Unforgettable."—KRISTEN CALLIHAN, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "A crackling, heartfelt love story."—Entertainment Weekly

Follow Me Darkly

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Helen Hardt
  • ISBN : 1682815005
  • Publisher : Entangled: Amara
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9115

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: She’s a take-charge woman. But he’s a master of control. Skye Manning knows what she wants. Her job as assistant and photographer for a major social media influencer isn’t perfect, but it’s a rung on the ladder to bigger and better things. She’s confident she’ll one day take feature photos for National Geographic. Self-made billionaire Braden Black didn’t get where he is by taking no for an answer. When a chance encounter with the refreshingly innocent and beautiful Skye piques his interest in more ways than one, he’s determined to make her submit. Dating a billionaire soon has Skye in the middle of a Cinderella story...until the clock strikes midnight and Braden reveals his dark side. Heat sizzles between them, and Skye finds herself falling hard. But Braden Black is no Prince Charming, and his dark desires are far from his only secret. Start this amazing series off with Darkly, Follow Me Darkly told from the hero's point of view, or spice up your reading with Braden's story any time while enjoying the Follow Me series. Darkly (Book #1 in the hero's POV) can be read and enjoyed in any order! Reading order of Follow Me trilogy: Book #1: Follow Me Darkly Book #2: Follow Me Under Book #3: Follow Me Always

Orientalism

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Edward W. Said
  • ISBN : 0804153868
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 4612

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

Yours Is the Night

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Amanda Dykes
  • ISBN : 1493431463
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 8174

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A mysterious song in the forest . . . A discovery in war-torn France . . . A journey toward hope. The trenches of the Great War are a shadowed place. Though Platoon Sergeant Matthew Petticrew arrived there with a past long marked by shadow, the realities of battle bring new wounds--carving within him a longing for light, and a resolve to fight for it. One night, Matthew and his comrades are enraptured by a sound so pure, a voice so ethereal, it offers reprieve--even if only for a moment. Soon, rumors sweep the trenches from others who have heard the lullaby too. "The Angel of Argonne," they call the voice: a mysterious presence who leaves behind wreaths on unmarked graves. Raised in the wild depths of the Forest of Argonne, Mireilles finds her reclusive world rocked when war crashes into her idyllic home, taking much from her. When Matthew and his two unlikely companions discover Mireilles, they must embark on a journey that will change each of them forever . . . and perhaps, at long last, spark light into the dark. On the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier comes an emotive tale inspired by the courageous soldiers of World War I.

The Queen of the Cicadas

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : V. Castro
  • ISBN : 1787586049
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 8748

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "In the age of phony fiction, V. Castro is the voice of authenticity; una voz que lucha por la igualdad. Dark, atmospheric, sexy, and dangerous, her fiction brings readers her unfiltered Latinx essence and a unique pulpy flavor. Her work matters. Read it." —Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs 2018 - Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend, La Reina de Las Chicharras - The Queen of The Cicadas. In 1950s south Texas a farmworke r- Milagros from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is murdered. Her death is ignored by the town, but not the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacíhuatl. The goddess hears the dying cries of Milagros and creates a plan for both to be physically reborn by feeding on vengeance and worship. Belinda and the new owner of the farmhouse - Hector, find themselves immersed in the legend and realize it is part of their fate as well. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Craving

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Helen Hardt
  • ISBN : 1943893667
  • Publisher : Waterhouse Press
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 1524

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Your Escape Into A World of Dark Mysteries & Spicy Romance. After being left at the altar, Jade Roberts seeks solace at her best friend's ranch on the Colorado western slope. Her humiliation still ripe, she doesn't expect to be attracted to her friend's reticent brother, but when the gorgeous cowboy kisses her, all bets are off. Talon Steel is broken. Having never fully healed from a horrific childhood trauma, he simply exists, taking from women what is offered and giving nothing in return...until Jade Roberts catapults into his life. She is beautiful, sweet, and giving, and his desire for her becomes a craving he fears he'll never be able to satisfy. Passion sizzles between the two lovers...but long-buried secrets haunt them both and may eventually tear them apart.

Stranger Care

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Sarah Sentilles
  • ISBN : 0593230051
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 1472

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “A powerful, heartbreaking, necessary masterpiece.”—Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild The moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newborn—about injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin May you always feel at home. After their decision not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, decide to adopt via the foster care system. Despite knowing that the system’s goal is the child’s reunification with the birth family, Sarah opens their home to a flurry of social workers who question them, evaluate them, and ultimately prepare them to welcome a child into their lives—even if it means most likely having to give the child back. After years of starts and stops, and endless navigation of the complexities and injustices of the foster care system, a phone call finally comes: a three-day-old baby girl named Coco, in immediate need of a foster family. Sarah and Eric bring this newborn stranger home. “You were never ours,” Sarah tells Coco, “yet we belong to each other.” A love letter to Coco and to the countless children like her, Stranger Care chronicles Sarah’s discovery of what it means to mother—in this case, not just a vulnerable infant but the birth mother who loves her, too. Ultimately, Coco’s story reminds us that we depend on family, and that family can take different forms. With prose that Nick Flynn has called “fearless, stirring, rhythmic,” Sentilles lays bare an intimate, powerful story with universal concerns: How can we care for and protect one another? How do we ensure a more hopeful future for life on this planet? And if we’re all related—tree, bird, star, person—how might we better live?

Mine Till Midnight

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lisa Kleypas
  • ISBN : 1429954663
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 2850

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From the blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas comes Mine Till Midnight, the first title in the beloved regency romance series The Hathaways When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of the ton. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan. Wealthy beyond most men's dreams, Cam has tired of society's petty restrictions and longs to return to his "uncivilized" Gypsy roots. When the delectable Amelia appeals to him for help, he intends to offer only friendship—but intentions are no match for the desire that blindsides them both. But can a man who spurns tradition be tempted into that most time-honored arrangement: marriage? Life in London society is about to get a whole lot hotter.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti tra Eroine e Dark Ladies

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Schriftsteller Verschiedene
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Self-Publish
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 3027

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Alcune tele di Dante Gabriel Rossetti sono il pretesto per parlare di alcune figure di donna, protagoniste della scena storica, letteraria, della mitologia e della leggenda. Esse sono: Ginevra, di cui approfondiamo l’argomento studiando il personaggio nell’arte e nella letteratura, nella musica e nel cinema, e riportando un brano tratto dal romanzo Lancillotto e Ginevra di Bruce Wayne. Di Proserpina, personaggio mitologico, riportiamo un brano tratto dal romanzo Il Ratto di Proserpina di Bruce Wayne. Di personaggi danteschi quali Beatrice, Rachele e Lia, riportiamo brani tratti dalle opere di Dante Alighieri, nonché notizie su Rachele e Lia. Di Elena di Troia riportiamo un brano tratto dal Canto Terzo dell’Iliade e un analisi dello stesso Canto. Di Giovanna d’Arco, riportiamo una sintesi storica e un brano bellissimo, quanto angoscioso, tratto dalla Morte di Giovanna d’Arco di Bruce Wayne, in cui si parla, in chiave romanzesca, di un auto da fè e del rogo della Pulzella di Orleans. Di Ligeia si riporta il racconto omonimo di Edgar Allan Poe. Di Lucrezia Borgia si riporta, oltre una breve sintesi storica e un brano tratto dal romanzo Lucrezia Borgia e i suoi amanti di Eleanor LeJune. Di Santa Caterina di Alessandria si accenna alla leggenda. Di Ofelia si parla quale personaggio femminile dell’Amleto di Shakespeare. Di Isotta si parla del suo amore con Tristano. Di Monna Vanna si parla dell’episodio storico. Di Lilith si accenna alla sua origine. Di Fiammetta si riportano brevi note. Di Pia dei Tolomei si parla della leggenda. Di Pandora si parla della figura mitologica. Della Venus Verticordia si parla della festività romana ad essa legata. Di Medusa si parla della figura mitologica. Di Francesca e della sua sfortunata storia di amore con Paolo si parla in relazione al Canto Quinto dell’Inferno. Di Delia si parla accennando alla biografia di Albio Tullio e riportando un brano dello stesso Albio Tullio: Il Sogno. Si termina poi con la leggenda di San Giorgio e la Principessa Sabra. Completano l’eBook 27 splendide immagini riproducenti altrettante opere di Dante Gabriel Rossetti. eBook di 160 pagine.

Orações De São Cipriano Em Pdf

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Élida E-books
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Clube de Autores
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 1846

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Orações de São Cipriano em PDF é um e-book no formato PDF com TODAS as orações, invocações e súplicas do bruxo, feiticeiro e santo São Cipriano. O e-book contém 621 páginas SOMENTE de orações, invocações e súplicas de São Cipriano. Ao todo, são 295 orações, invocações e súplicas que lhe ajudarão à: trazer o amor de volta (homem e mulher), pedindo perdão e amoroso(a), para nunca mais ir embora afastar e matar inimigos ganhar dinheiro, ter prosperidade, construir fortuna e suprir suas necessidades financeiras fazer exorcismo e remover espíritos malignos de uma pessoa rezar pelos espíritos bons destruir a vida de uma pessoa tirar quebranto combater e se preservar dos maus espíritos, das trevas e de poderes diabólicos enxotar demônios rezar pelas almas no purgatório combater espíritos obsessores e malignos, inimigos, pessoas maliciosas, doenças, perigos, maldições, ameaças, negatividades e perturbações fechar o corpo contra todos os males e inimigos fazer amarração amorosa desfazer e combater feitiços, encantamentos, bruxarias, magias negra, amarrações, sofrimentos, situações ruins, sinais do mal, problemas em geral… conseguir o que quiser casar fazer duas pessoas se odiarem separar e afastar casais abrir os caminhos (financeiros, amorosos, etc.) mudar e amolecer o coração e a mente de alguém invocar e agradecer São Cipriano ter proteção divina e pedir proteção para alguém (inclusive contra pessoas prejudiciais, mal intencionadas e indesejáveis) amansar uma pessoa enlouquecer alguém de saudade e fazê-la correr atrás de você ter sorte e ganhar no jogo / na loteria ficar invisível e ser coberto pelo manto da proteção contra-atacar inimigos e se libertar dos ataques deles conseguir emprego e amarrá-lo afastar rivais, pessoas más, problemáticas, que não gostamos, que nos fazem mal e nos prejudicam fazer alguém perder o emprego fazer o seu amor te procurar e/ou te ligar com amor e paixão se livrar de todos os males e perigos, conhecidos e desconhecidos deixar seu amor desesperado por você, te amando fortalecer sentimentos e evitar separação melhorar situação financeira e combater infortúnios econômicos atrair, dominar e domar um homem, o marido ou qualquer outra pessoa, de corpo e alma, e deixá-la aos seus pés pagar dívidas recuperar marido / namorado e afastar amante encontrar ou esquecer um amor evitar falta de dinheiro e pobreza fortalecer as orações de São Cipriano manter a fé em Deus obter cura da alma e do corpo e os cuidados de São Cipriano obter fortalecimento, conforto e orientação para o espírito conseguir abundância financeira e melhorar situação econômica ver seu amor em seus sonhos e ele ver você nos sonhos dele fazer ele/a pensar em você fazer ele/a voltar para casa orar pelo trabalho, ser promovido e ganhar salário justo ajudar a família que está sofrendo com pobreza salvar pessoas de relacionamentos abusivos e afastar homens indesejados limpar a energia e afastar o mal combater inveja, calúnia, mau-olhado, rivalidade e males terrestres libertar uma pessoa que está presa na cadeia fazer pacto com demônios combater a má sorte fazer um pedido e obter refúgio de São Cipriano orar por presos e agentes penitenciários melhorar negócios e atrair clientes conseguir conversar com alguém que não quer falar com você conquistar a pessoa amada e ficar com ela (homem ou mulher) tornar alguém submisso à você evitar o abandono da mulher (esposa) ter o amor de alguém adquirir poderes espirituais e fazer feitiços encontrar pessoa sequestrada assistir os doentes na hora da morte vender imóvel devolver o mal à sua origem eliminar culpa, medos, etc. encontrar tesouros perdidos recuperar carro roubado proteger o relacionamento e a vida amorosa fazer alguém se apaixonar por você ser bem-sucedida e atingir a felicidade completa obter vitória em seus caminhos No final do e-book, você aprenderá como fortalecer as orações de São Cipriano.

The Subtle Subtext

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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Author : Laurent Pernot
  • ISBN : 027109205X
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Number of Pages : 180
  • Readers : 4362

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Subtexts are all around us. In conversation, business transactions, politics, literature, philosophy, and even love, the art of expressing more than what is explicitly said allows us to live and move in the world. But rarely do we reflect on this subterranean dimension of communication. In this book, renowned classicist and scholar of rhetoric Laurent Pernot explores the fascinating world of subtext. Of the two meanings present in any instance of double meaning, Pernot focuses on the meaning that is unstated—the meaning that counts. He analyzes subtext in all its multifarious forms, including allusion, allegory, insinuation, figured speech, irony, innuendo, esoteric teaching, reading between the lines, ambiguity, and beyond. Drawing on examples from figures as varied as Homer, Shakespeare, Molière, Proust, Foucault, and others, as well as from popular culture, Pernot shows how subtext can be identified and deciphered as well as how prevalent and essential it is in human life. With erudition and wit, Pernot explains and clarifies a device of language that we use and understand every day without even realizing it. The Subtle Subtext is a book for anyone who is interested in language, literature, hidden meanings, and the finer points of social relations.

Hearing Haneke

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  • Category : Music
  • Author : Elsie Walker
  • ISBN : 0190495936
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 6903

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Michael Haneke's films subject us to extreme experiences of disturbance, desperation, grief, and violence. They are unsoftened by music, punctuated by accosting noises, shaped by painful silences, and charged with aggressive dialogue. The sound tracks are even more traumatic to hear than his stories are to see, but they also offer us the transformative possibilities of reawakened sonic awareness. Haneke's use of sound redefines cinema in ways that can help us re-hear everything-including our own voices, and everything around us-better. Though Haneke's films make exceptional demands on us, he is among the most celebrated of living auteurs: he is two-time receipt of the Palme D'Or at Cannes Film Festival (for The White Ribbon (2009) and Amour (2012)), and Academy Award winner of Best Foreign Language Film (for Amour), along with numerous other awards. The radical confrontationality of his cinema makes him an internationally controversial, as well as revered, subject. Hearing Haneke is the first book-length study of the sound tracks that define this living legacy. This book explores the haunting, subversive, and political significance of all aural elements through Haneke's major feature films (dialogue, sound effects, silences, and music), all of which are meticulously conducted by him. Many critics read Haneke as coolly dispassionate about showing scenes of humanity under threat, but Hearing Haneke argues that all facets of his sound tracks stress humane understanding and the importance of compassion. This book provides exceptionally detailed analyses of all Haneke's most celebrated films: including The Seventh Continent, Funny Games, Code Unknown, The Piano Teacher, Caché, The White Ribbon, and Amour. The writing brings together film theory, musicology, history, and cultural studies in ways that resonate broadly. Hearing Haneke will matter to anyone who cares about the power of art to inspire progressive change.

Timor Leste

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Andrea Katalin Molnar
  • ISBN : 1135228841
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 5806

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book provides a comprehensive country overview of Southeast Asia’s newest nation, Timor Leste (East Timor). This book focuses on its cultural and ethno-linguistic diversity, and its political history from the pre-Portuguese period up to 2009. The book pays particular attention to the historical roots of the current challenges to nation-building by reviewing the Indonesian occupation; guerrilla warfare by the Timorese against the occupiers; the politics leading up to the United Nations’ popular consultation and the vote for independence in 2002. Explaining the structure of the government and its parliamentary system, this book highlights the problems and historical and cultural underpinnings of the challenges Timor Leste faces in building a stable viable nation. The author presents a synopsis of selected issues including: language, truth and reconciliation, the Catholic Church’s political activism, internal security problems, the ‘politics of oil’, and the fact that violent conflicts, from 2005 to date, have made it necessary for the United Nation’s peacekeeping forces to return. Thus far, the book argues, Timor Leste’s nation-building efforts have been hampered by the dynamic interaction of number of national and international factors. The first comprehensive political and cultural history of East Timor to date, this book fills a gap and will be an important single reference resource for students and researchers in the field of Southeast Asian Studies, Anthropology and Political Science.

Na EJA Tem J: Juventudes na Educação de Jovens e Adultos

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Analise de Jesus da Silva
  • ISBN : 6558209942
  • Publisher : Editora Appris
  • Number of Pages : 261
  • Readers : 3419

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Na EJA tem J e, quando decidi publicar esta obra, quis que fosse uma leitura prazerosa, que fosse um bom livro. E o que é um bom livro senão aquele que provoca inquietação, que vai além da sua leitura? Começa na leitura e se instala em nossa consciência, fazendo-nos, vez ou outra, "ruminar" as palavras lidas, recuperando e ampliando o sentido de cada uma delas, de cada ideia tecida a partir das nossas experiências, vivências e construções individuais e co-letivas.

"Weibliche Angelegenheiten"

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Johannes Schwartz
  • ISBN : 3868549285
  • Publisher : Hamburger Edition HIS
  • Number of Pages : 350
  • Readers : 2997

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Im KZ Ravensbrück, dem größten NS-Frauenkonzentrationslager auf deutschem Gebiet, sollte die Oberaufseherin gemäß Dienstvorschrift dem Schutzhaftlagerführer "in allen weiblichen Angelegenheiten beratend zur Seite" stehen. Und laut Lagerordnung war allen KZ-Aufseherinnen "jede Misshandlung von Schutzhäftlingen " explizit verboten. Dennoch gehörte Gewalt bekanntermaßen zur alltäglichen Praxis. Johannes Schwartz untersucht die Gewaltpraktiken von KZ-Aufseherinnen in Ravensbrück und dem Außenlager Neubrandenburg. Im Fokus stehen die Fragen, welche Handlungsräume für die Anwendung von Gewalt die Aufseherinnen jenseits von eindeutigen Anordnungen hatten und wie und wann sie diese nutzten. Faktisch wurde die Entscheidung, Gewalt anzuwenden oder darauf zu verzichten, an sie delegiert. Ebenso wie ihre männlichen Kollegen nutzten viele KZ-Aufseherinnen die Möglichkeit, ohne Einmischung ihrer Vorgesetzten verschiedene Formen von Gewalt auszuüben – von psychisch und "sanft" bis exzessiv und unberechenbar, von instrumentell bis exemplarisch. Anhand vielfältiger Quellen analysiert der Historiker, wie sich die Gewaltpraktiken der KZ-Aufseherinnen in die Zielsetzungen der KZ-Verwaltung und der Kriegsindustrie einfügten und so dazu beitrugen, die Herrschaft der Lagerleitung zu stabilisieren und die Arbeitsproduktivität der Häftlinge zu steigern. Individuelle Handlungsräume und ihre Grenzen wurden aber nicht zuletzt von den Machtverschiebungen, Konkurrenzkämpfen und sozialen Beziehungen innerhalb des KZ-Lagerpersonals bestimmt. Unangetastet blieb das Machtgefälle zwischen Gefangenen und Aufseherinnen: Durch die Variabilität und Unberechenbarkeit ihrer Handlungen festigten die KZ-Aufseherinnen ihr Herrschaftsverhältnis gegenüber den weiblichen KZ-Gefangenen immer wieder von Neuem.