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At Freddie’s

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From the Booker Prize-winner of ‘Offshore’ comes this entertaining tale of a chaotic stage school and its singular headmistress. With a new introduction by Simon Callow.

Penelope Fitzgerald

Penelope Fitzgerald Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hermione Lee
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1409029948
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Winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography 2014 Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year Penelope Fitzgerald (1916–2000) was a great English writer, who would never have described herself in such grand terms. Her novels were short, spare masterpieces, self-concealing, oblique and subtle. She won the Booker Prize for her novel Offshore in 1979, and her last work, The Blue Flower, was acclaimed as a work of genius. The early novels drew on her own experiences – a boat on the Thames in the 1960s; the BBC in war time; a failing bookshop in Suffolk; an eccentric stage-school. The later ones opened out to encompass historical worlds which, magically, she seemed to possess entirely: Russia before the Revolution; post-war Italy; Germany in the time of the Romantic writer Novalis. Fitzgerald’s life is as various and as cryptic as her fiction. It spans most of the twentieth century, and moves from a Bishop’s Palace to a sinking barge, from a demanding intellectual family to hardship and poverty, from a life of teaching and obscurity to a blaze of renown. She was first published at sixty and became famous at eighty. This is a story of lateness, patience and persistence: a private form of heroism. Loved and admired, and increasingly recognised as one of the outstanding novelists of her time, she remains, also, mysterious and intriguing. She liked to mislead people with a good imitation of an absent-minded old lady, but under that scatty front were a steel-sharp brain and an imagination of wonderful reach. This brilliant account – by a biographer whom Fitzgerald herself admired – pursues her life, her writing, and her secret self, with fascinated interest.

Black Female Playwrights

Black Female Playwrights Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathy A. Perkins
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253113660
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"Fine reading and a superb resource." -- Ms. "Highly recommended." -- Library Journal "Perkins has chosen the plays well, and her issue-oriented introduction places the women and their works in a literary and historical context." -- Choice "As well as being centered on the black experience, the plays in Black Female Playwrights are centered on the female experience." -- Voice Literary Supplement "Perkins' anthology is valuable for a number of reasons... Perkins' book (which includes a bibliography of plays and pageants by black women before 1950 as well as a selected bibliography of critical works) is a major help in providing access to [the world of black drama]." -- Theatre Journal The need to acknowledge these works was the impetus behind this volume. Perkins has selected nineteen plays from seven writers who were among the major dramatizers of the black experience during this early period. As forerunners to the activist black theater of the 1950s and 1960s, these plays represent a critical stage in the development of black drama in the United States.

Pastoral, Identity, and Memory in the Works of John Banville

Pastoral, Identity, and Memory in the Works of John Banville Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alexander G.Z. Myers
Editor: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
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Pastoral, Identity, and Memory in the Works of John Banville by Alexander G.Z. Myers Summary

John Banvilles works waver indecisively between modernism and postmodernism. This study offers a hitherto unexplored vista on his works and argues that Banville is a post-/modern pastoralist. The pastoral lens opens new vistas to Banville's central concerns: the collusion of ethics and aesthetics, self-identification in narrative, and the topography of the troubled mind. Banvilles characters harbour an Arcadia of the unconscious conditioned by a subtext of nostalgia. Caught in a crisis, his characters explore, subvert and transform the pastoral mode into an ambiguous quest for a stable self.

Everyday Metaphysical Explanation

Everyday Metaphysical Explanation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kristie Miller,James Norton
Editor: Oxford University Press
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Everyday Metaphysical Explanation by Kristie Miller,James Norton Summary

The philosophical notion of metaphysical explanation has been subject to an increased level of attention in the previous decade. Despite tantalising claims about how metaphysical explanations are part of everyday life, the everyday notion has not been explored. In Everyday Metaphysical Explanation, Kristie Miller and James Norton take up the task of developing an account of the everyday notion of metaphysical explanation: the notion that we all use in ordinary contexts when we ask for, and receive, explanations of a certain sort. Building on the striking results of their empirical investigation of folk judgements regarding what metaphysically explains what, together with evidence of our ordinary practices surrounding the notion, they build three unique accounts of the phenomenon.

Adventures in Forest Green

Adventures in Forest Green Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diane Tunick
Editor: Austin Macauley Publishers
ISBN: 1645365646
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Forest Green is a very special place to visit. All you need to do is use your imagination! Pretend you are kicking a ball, picking berries, toasting marshmallows, riding on a bus, taking a boat ride, or even experiencing a winter storm. All the while you will be making new friends. Forest Green friends are polite, kind, caring, and always willing to help others because all friends can agree that it is better to give than to receive! The journey begins in Forest Green, but the adventures will take you to many other interesting places. Rich in detail, this book will charm young and old alike. Your Adventures in Forest Green are waiting for you.

The Logical Foundations of Cognition

The Logical Foundations of Cognition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Macnamara,Gonzalo E. Reyes
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195357825
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This volume examines the role of logic in cognitive psychology in light of recent developments, such as Gonzalo Reyes's new semantic theory. Chapters reveal the prospects of applying these new theories to cognitive psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, the philosophy of language and logic.

Blossoms and Blood

Blossoms and Blood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason Sperb
Editor: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292752903
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From his film festival debut Hard Eight to ambitious studio epics Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson’s unique cinematic vision focuses on postmodern excess and media culture. In Blossoms and Blood, Jason Sperb studies the filmmaker’s evolving aesthetic and its historical context to argue that Anderson’s films create new, often ambivalent, narratives of American identity in a media-saturated world. Blossoms and Blood explores Anderson’s films in relation to the aesthetic and economic shifts within the film industry and to America’s changing social and political sensibilities since the mid-1990s. Sperb provides an auteur study with important implications for film history, media studies, cultural studies, and gender studies. He charts major themes in Anderson’s work, such as stardom, self-reflexivity, and masculinity and shows how they are indicative of trends in late twentieth-century American culture. One of the first books to focus on Anderson’s work, Blossoms and Blood reveals the development of an under-studied filmmaker attuned to the contradictions of a postmodern media culture.

The Adventures of Freddie the Little Fire Dragon: The Surprise in the Mailbox

The Adventures of Freddie the Little Fire Dragon: The Surprise in the Mailbox Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Skudera
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The Surprise in the Mailbox This story begins with Freddie’s mother winning a prize: a weekend at the Sunnyville Resort and Spa. While Freddie’s mother is being pampered at the spa, Freddie’s fun-filled weekend is suddenly interrupted by shouts for help coming from the adult swimming pool. The excitement grows as Freddie double hops to the edge of the pool to investigate. With no one close by, and the cries for help getting louder and louder, Freddie realizes that it is up to him to make the rescue. But, being unable to swim, he has to come up with an idea, and quick! Who are the cries for help coming from? How can Freddie, unable to swim, make a rescue at the deep end of the pool? Where is Freddie when his mother returns to the Activity Center looking for him? Be prepared for some non-stop reading, as you open the cover of The Adventures of Freddie, The Little Fire Dragon: The Surprise In The Mailbox.

Conversations with Freddie Mercury

Conversations with Freddie Mercury Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald Ritter,Sussan Evermore
Editor: Sussan Evermore
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Conversations with Freddie Mercury by Ronald Ritter,Sussan Evermore Summary

Freddie's outlook or comments about life now come from a different perspective as he has passed over. He views his life from this new existence. This book is a record of his new perspective, he is charming, witty and spiritual. Once passed, Freddie experiences what is known as a viewing. Simply said it is the newly attained ability of the one who has passed to view their own life without judgment and with clarity of understanding. This book is not a biography as we will not tell you where Freddie ate or had his hair cut. It is not the purpose for this book as the facts are easily available on the internet. The sole purpose of this work is to relay the information Freddie passed to us through questions and answers. This is a true account of his perspective on life from his new position in the spiritual world. How he viewed himself in his physical life may not at times resemble his viewpoint now. We thank you in advance and you can be assured these are the words of Freddie. We met Freddie Mercury early one morning in late February 2013. Sussan and I had talked about the possibility of making contact with him on the previous day, and she felt he was agreeable to come through. Channeling is about the host matching her vibration to the energy of the non-physical entity, in this case Freddie. Once this occurs the host relaxes and allows the non-physical entity to come through her, and use her library of words and emotions to express themselves. I immediately found strength in Freddie's direct and unashamed answers, he spoke without hesitation, he was in charge and knew exactly what his life was all about. I can only describe him as a straight shooter as he talked freely about all the subjects we asked. He spoke about his early days at school in India, family, sister and the beginnings of the band Queen. It was especially important to Freddie that we included discussions about all the members of the band, and that we did not leave anyone out, as he reiterated, we were all part of the success of Queen. We discussed Mary Austin, the love of his life and had a number of discussions on Brian May. Freddie described Brian as someone who would blow us all away with his knowledge and understanding of the world, the universe and everything in between. It was Brian who gave Freddie great solace about the passage of his passing into the afterlife. We laughed and we cried as Freddie told us of his sexuality and views on life, we had an education into the world of the superstar, nothing was left out. At one stage with tears in our eyes he gave an invitation to Brian to join us all at a dinner party in Freddie's honor, and in his usual flamboyant style told us to set his place at the table, and then said, Have a drink to life for me. If you are a fan of Freddie Mercury or just curious you will find many answers about his life that have not been found or discussed in his biographies. You will laugh and cry, you might even sing a verse or two as Freddie talks to us from beyond the grave, as we remember a man who reached the pinnacle of musical success. But this is not all about Freddie, it is also about the ones he left behind, the band, the soul mate and the lovers. So join us on an expedition into the world of Freddie Mercury and like us, you will feel something incredibly special for the experience.

The Life of Kingsley Amis

The Life of Kingsley Amis Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zachary Leader
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1446418162
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In this authorised biography, Zachary Leader argues that Kingsley Amis was not only the finest comic novelist of his generation, but a dominant figure in post-war British writing, as novelist, poet, critic and polemicist. Drawing not only on interviews with a range of Amis's friends, relatives, fellow writers, students and colleagues, many of them never before consulted, but also on hundreds of previously unpublished letters, Leader's biography will for the first time give a full picture of Amis's childhood, school days, life as a teacher, critic, political and cultural commentator, professional author, husband, father and lover. He explores Amis's fears and phobias, and the role that drink played in his life. And of course he pays due attention to Amis's work. As the editor of The Letters of Kingsley Amis, hailed in The Sunday Telegraph as 'one of the last major monuments to the epistolary art', Leader is more than qualified to be his authorised biographer. His book will surprise, entertain and illuminate.

Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction

Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher J. Knight
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315450992
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Christopher J. Knight’s Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction is a study of the British author Penelope Fitzgerald (1916 – 2000), attending to her nine novels, especially as viewed through the lens both of "late style" (she published her first novel, The Golden Child, at age sixty) and, in her words, of "consolation, that is, for doubts and fears as well as for naked human loss." As in Shakespeare’s late, religiously inflected, romances, the two concerns coincide; and Fitzgerald’s ostensible comedies are marked by a clear experience of the tragic and the palpable sense of a world that verges on the edge of indifference to human loss. Yet Fitzgerald, her late age pessimism notwithstanding, seeks (with the aid of her own religious understandings), in each of her novels, to wrestle meaning, consolation and even comedy from circumstances not noticeably propitious. Or as she herself memorably spoke of her own "deepest convictions": "I can only say that however close I’ve come, by this time, to nothingness, I have remained true to my deepest convictions—I mean to the courage of those who are born to be defeated, the weaknesses of the strong, and the tragedy of misunderstandings and missed opportunities, which I have done my best to treat as a comedy, for otherwise how can we manage to bear it?" The recipient of Britain’s Booker Prize and America’s National Book Critics Circle Award, Penelope Fitzgerald’s reputation as a novelist, and author more generally, has grown, since her death, significantly, to the point that she is now widely judged one of Britain’s finest writers, comparable in worth to the likes of Jane Austen, George Eliot and Virginia Woolf.

The Many Adventures of Freddie the Circus Mouse

The Many Adventures of Freddie the Circus Mouse Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Becky Alexander
Editor: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480811793
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Freddie is a mouse alright, with all of the defining characteristics of a mouse—beady black eyes, big ears, a pointed nose, and two large, white teeth that stick out just a bit too much. But this seemingly ordinary mouse is about to have an extraordinary experience, for as he sits daydreaming in the shade of a daisy patch, Pearl, a mischievous black cat in search of a good chase, leaps out of the shadows. The race is on, and Freddie feels he must flee for his life. Freddie doesn’t want to become Pearl’s lunch, and he knows it’s just about mealtime. If he can get down to the train tracks, maybe he can hitch a ride on the twelve o’clock special and escape this dreadful cat. He makes it to his destination with Pearl hot on his heels. As the train comes down the track, Freddie knows what he must do. Leaving everything behind, he leaps aboard the speeding train and waves goodbye to his foe. Little does he know that his life is about to change forever.

Dancing Naked

Dancing Naked Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Rogers
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 087565472X
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Almost every journalist asks the subjects of profiles to tell the truth. Only Mary Rogers requires them to “dance naked.” To Rogers, an award-winning columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, that term signifies a pact between the writer, the subject and the reader: only when stories eliminate artifice and express honest beliefs and emotions can they merit attention and trust. It’s a phrase and philosophy unique to Rogers, and as a result the stories in Dancing Naked: Memorable Encounters with Unforgettable Texans are unique, too. You’ve never read anything like them, and besides making you think, Rogers’ lyrical writing style and memorable insights into the traumas and triumphs of the human spirit will make you feel. Published in the Star-Telegram from 1991 through 2007, Dancing Naked presents the compelling stories of a variety of Texans (a few famous and all unforgettable) and adds a half-dozen essays from Rogers about her own colorful life. It’s a collection that will touch and inspire every reader, which is what fine writing is supposed to accomplish.

Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic

Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Blake
Editor: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 1783237783
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Freddie Mercury was rock’s most dazzling showman, a legendary entertainer who in 1991, at the age of just forty-five, became the first major music star to die of AIDS. Mercury’s soaring four-octave voice was a defining element in Queen’s unique sound, crucial to the success of the band’s fifteen studio albums, from Queen (1973) to Made in Heaven (1995). He was also a supremely talented songwriter and musician who wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, including ‘Killer Queen’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and their biggest triumph, the epic anthem ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. As a solo artist he released two acclaimed albums: Mr. Bad Guy in 1985 and the operatic 'Barcelona' with Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé in 1988. Mercury’s extraordinary charisma was perhaps best seen in his imperious live performances, in which he’d hold vast stadium crowds to rapturous attention. His outrageous theatrics, physicality and over-the-top costumes led one commentator to describe him as ‘a performer out to tease, shock, and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself’. He pushed the limits of camp in everything he did. His extreme behaviour, in a society in which being gay was only starting to be accepted, just added to Freddie Mercury’s allure. With expert understanding, Mark Blake traces Mercury’s life from his childhood in Zanzibar and India to his untimely death, and charts his astonishing achievements including in Queen’s world-conquering performance at Live Aid in 1985. In the year that marks what would have been his seventieth birthday, Freddie Mercury: A Life celebrates a remarkable life, lived to the fullest. Featuring revealing interviews with fellow musicians, producers and collaborators, and a detailed discography and timeline, this is a memorable tribute to a unique recording artist and an irreplaceable performer who rocked the world.

Astrophysics Simplified

Astrophysics Simplified Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Madhur Sorout
Editor: Notion Press
ISBN: 164587883X
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Written by a 15-year-old high schooler, Astrophysics Simplified: A Simple Guide to the Universe is inspired by books like A Brief History of Time and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. This is a popular science (science for a general audience) book. It mainly focuses on the major developments in science by Aristotle and Ptolemy to physicists like Stephen Hawking and Richard Muller. The various concepts of physics, like relativity and quantum physics, are explained in this book along with various topics in astrophysics and cosmology. There is limited mathematics in this book, but some major equations are included. I have done so because one cannot grasp the true ‘beauty’ in physics without seeing the mathematical or abstract parts alongside practical laws. Physics is to mathematics what Tony Stark (Iron Man) is to J.A.R.V.I.S. or F.R.I.D.AY. The groundwork of computations, statistics, simulations etc. is done by F.R.I.D.A.Y. But, the real work of fighting the villains is done by Iron Man.

A Companion to Literature and Film

A Companion to Literature and Film Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Stam,Alessandra Raengo
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047099911X
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A Companion to Literature in Film provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. 25 essays by international experts cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations. Covers a wide variety of topics, including cultural, thematic, theoretical, and genre issues Discusses film adaptations from the birth of cinema to the present day Explores a diverse range of titles and genres, including film noir, biblical epics, and Italian and Chinese cinema


Honesty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christian B. Miller
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0197567517
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Honesty is an important virtue. Parents want to develop it in their children. Close relationships depend upon it. Employers value it in their employees. Surprisingly, however, philosophers have said very little about the virtue of honesty over the past fifty years. In this book, Christian B. Miller aims to draw much greater attention to this neglected virtue. The first part of the book looks at the concept of honesty. It takes up questions such as: What does honesty involve? What are the motives of an honest person? How does practical wisdom relate to honesty? Miller explores what connects the many sides of honesty, including not lying, not stealing, not breaking promises, not misleading others, and not cheating. He argues that the honest person reliably does not intentionally distort the facts as she takes them to be. Miller then examines the empirical psychology of honesty. He takes up the question of whether most people are honest, dishonest, or somewhere in between. Drawing extensively on recent studies of cheating and lying, the model Miller articulates ultimately implies that most of us have a long way to go to reach an honest character. Honesty: The Philosophy and Psychology of a Neglected Virtue provides both a richer understanding of what our character looks like, as well as what the goal of being an honest person actually involves. Miller then leaves it up to us to decide if we want to take steps to shrink the character gap between the two.

Self-Assessment in Paediatrics E-BOOK

Self-Assessment in Paediatrics E-BOOK Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Lissauer,Will Carroll
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070207294X
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Self-Assessment in Paediatrics E-BOOK by Tom Lissauer,Will Carroll Summary

This is a new, first-edition book of MCQs and EMQs designed to help test understanding of content presented in the Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics. It is ordered by the same chapter titles as Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics for ease of reference. Features: Over 300 questions in MCQ and EMQ formats Highly illustrated 31 chapters

The Lady in Red

The Lady in Red Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shirley Elizabeth Brumfield
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1664144285
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MY STORY IS about an addict whose name is Elijah Wayne Jackson, Eli for short. This has many characters, mainly drug addicts. I have woven the Lady in Red on the assumption that she is a product of his paranoia. The story line, I hope, will bring the public to an awareness of addicts and the things they do when they are high and ingesting drugs. The story is very explicit and complete with mystery and science fiction overtures. My story takes place in a ghetto in Brooklyn, New York, around the late 1980s, a time when crack cocaine was strongly used. Although other addicts and their highs are being depicted, it is only to give the reader a sense of how things play out in the drug world as opposed to the real world. Basically, I am trying to bring science fiction to the ghetto in a more believable sense. Along with the mystery of the Lady in Red, there is another main character that comes into play, and his name is James. James is a mystery within himself. To go into more detail about my story and its characters, you will just have to read my story.

Visions of Alterity

Visions of Alterity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elke D'hoker
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042016712
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Visions of Alterity: Representation in the Works of John Banville offers detailed and original readings of the work of the Irish author John Banville, one of the foremost figures in contemporary European literature. It investigates one of the fundamental concerns of Banville's novels: mediating the gap between subject and object or self and world in representation. By drawing on the rich history of the problem of representation in literature, philosophy and literary theory, this study provides a thorough insight into the rich philosophical and intertextual dimension of Banville's fiction. In close textual analyses of Banville's most important novels, it maps out a thematic development that moves from an interest in the epistemological and aesthetic representation of the world in scientific theories, over a concern with the ethical dimension of representations, to an exploration of self-representation and identity. What remains constant throughout these different perspectives is the disruption of representations by brief but haunting glimpses of otherness. In tracing these different visions of alterity in Banville's solipsistic literary world, this study offers a better understanding of his insistent and thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be human.

Fixing Freddie

Fixing Freddie Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Munier
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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There are bad dogs--and then there are bad beagles. In this hilarious and heartwarming memoir, single mother Paula Munier takes on the world’s worst beagle--and loses every time. She tries everything to fix Freddie--but nothing really works. As her youngest son grows up and prepares to leave her soon-to-be empty nest, Paula’s worst fear is that after more than thirty years of raising kids, she’ll be left all alone--with Freddie.

Paul Thomas Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Toles
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252098781
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Since his explosive debut with the indie sensation Hard Eight , Paul Thomas Anderson has established himself as one of contemporary cinema's most exciting artists. His 2002 feature Punch-Drunk Love radically reimagined the romantic comedy. Critics hailed There Will Be Blood as a key film of the new millennium. In The Master , Anderson jarred audiences with dreamy amorphousness and a departure from conventional story mechanics. Acclaimed film scholar and screenwriter George Toles approaches these three films in particular, and Anderson's oeuvre in general, with a focus on the role of emergence and the production of the unaccountable. Anderson, Toles shows, is an artist obsessed with history, workplaces, and environments but also intrigued by spaces as projections of the people who dwell within. Toles follows Anderson from the open narratives of Boogie Nights and Magnolia through the pivot that led to his more recent films, Janus-faced masterpieces that orbit around isolated central characters--and advance Anderson's journey into allegory and myth. Blending penetrative analysis with a deep knowledge of filmic storytelling, Paul Thomas Anderson tours an important filmmaker's ever-deepening landscape of disconnection.

Skateboard Sibby

Skateboard Sibby Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Clare O'Connor
Editor: Second Story Press
ISBN: 1772600881
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Eleven-year-old Sibby Henry liked her old life. Now she's living in a new town with her nan and pops, and is mad at her dad for messing everything up. On her first day of school, she sees a dope skateboard park. But she can’t use it because her precious board is gone forever. To make things worse, Freddie, a super skater and a super jerk, dominates the park. Sibby tries to stay cool, but when Freddie gets in the face of Sibby’s friend Charlie Parker Drysdale, things get too hot for chill. Never one to back down, Sibby accepts when Freddie challenges her to a skateboarding competition. She won’t let anything stop her from proving herself.

Bond Investing For Dummies

Bond Investing For Dummies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Russell Wild
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118330536
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Your friendly guide to trading the bond and bond fund market Bonds and bond funds are among the safest and most reliableinvestments you can make to ensure an ample and dependableretirement income—if you do it right! Bond Investing ForDummies helps you do just that, with clear explanations ofeverything you need to know to build a diversified bond portfoliothat will be there when you need it no matter what happens in thestock market. This plain-English guide clearly explains the pros and cons ofinvesting in bonds, how they differ from stocks, and the best (andworst!) ways to select and purchase bonds for your needs. You'llget up to speed on the different bond varieties and see how to getthe best prices when you sell. Covers the ups and downs of today's market, which reinforcesthe importance of bonds in a portfolio Explains how a radical fall in interest rates make bondinvesting trickier than ever Explores the historic downgrade of U.S. Treasuries and itspossible effects on government bonds If you're an investor looking for a resource that helps youunderstand, evaluate, and incorporate bonds into your portfolio,Bond Investing For Dummies has you covered.

A Georgia Love Story

A Georgia Love Story Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Latasha N. Dyer
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450067751
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Chance often brings two people together, but it can also tear them apart. In Latasha Dyer’s romance novel A Georgia Love Story, fate plays a large role in bringing Freddie and Etta Mae together; however, it also has something else in store for them. As luck would have it, a rather unpleasant surprise awaits the couple – a revelation so shocking it may just be the thing that breaks them apart. Is their love strong enough to withstand this test? Can it conquer all? Find out in the emotional and heart-warming conclusion of A Georgia Love Story.

If I Should Die Before I Wake

If I Should Die Before I Wake Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Donn Teal
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477113797
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If I Should Die Before I Wake by Donn Teal Summary

Set in the period 19441946, If I Should Die Before I Wake is the story of Freddie Osborne and his slow awakening to his attraction to other males. This dawning awareness is troubling to Freddie, whose father shows his disappointment at his sons sissy ways. Unfortunately, his mother, who is loving and supportive, dies when he is eleven, but not before encouraging him to join the local Methodist Church. Upon reading the Bible, he discovers that his attraction to other males is an abomination. Although his fathers attitude becomes more supportive after his wifes death, Freddie becomes convinced he is a sinner and that he will therefore do bad things to other people. He confesses his sins to his father, and his grandmother suggests he see a psychiatrist. This man prescribes electroshock therapy, but when Freddie discovers that the procedure has failed to alter his urges, he becomes certain that finding a cure is hopeless.

Using Counselling Skills in Social Work

Using Counselling Skills in Social Work Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sally Riggall
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This practical book enables students to develop key counselling skills that can help to enhance their practice and help to place the service-user at the centre of the decision making process. Relationship building will be a key area of the text and relevant counselling skills for achieving this in social work settings such as empathic responding will be illustrated in detail together with examples of dialogue and analysis of interventions. The role and importance of self-awareness will be discussed together with various exercises to develop the readers' own knowledge of themselves.

Amelia (The Books of the Five Book 3)

Amelia (The Books of the Five Book 3) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S F Burgess
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ISBN: 1999862511
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"If you lack the courage to leap into the unknown, you'll never experience the joy of soaring free." The North Tower has fallen and the rebellion against the despotic Lords of Mydren is growing. Conlan wears the Royal Crown and, having proclaimed his ancestral entitlement to the throne as rightful King of Mydren, leads his army to destroy the East Tower. Yet the magical power of the Five is not the unstoppable strength it once seemed. One of their number is dying, their energy has become unbalanced and the elements themselves are stirring, pushing the Avatars into a dangerous gambit. Amelia is happy being a wife and mother, but her life is being torn apart by the man she loves, forcing her into a desperate mission to save him. She must travel the length of Mydren to find those who can aid him and convince them to help. Through internal struggles and external battles, Amelia will be ruthlessly tested. Will these trials forge her resolve into a weapon befitting an Avatar, or will she be crushed in body and soul? Can she find the belief and courage necessary to combat her own fears and protect those she loves? Her family needs her, and love is sacrifice, but is Amelia ready to surrender her entire being to the service of her King?

Explaining the Reasons We Share

Explaining the Reasons We Share Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Schroeder
Editor: OUP Oxford
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Normative ethical theories generally purport to be explanatory—to tell us not just what is good, or what conduct is right, but why. Drawing on both historical and contemporary approaches, Mark Schroeder offers a distinctive picture of how such explanations must work, and of the specific commitments that they incur. According to Schroeder, explanatory moral theories can be perfectly general only if they are reductive, offering accounts of what it is for something to be good, right, or what someone ought to do. So ambitious, highly general normative ethical theorizing is continuous with metaethical inquiry. Moreover, he argues that such explanatory theories face a special challenge in accounting for reasons or obligations that are universally shared, and develops an autonomy-based strategy for meeting this challenge, in the case of requirements of rationality. Explaining the Reasons We Share pulls together over a decade of work by one of the leading figures in contemporary metaethics. One new and ten previously published papers weave together treatments of reasons, reduction, supervenience, instrumental rationality, and legislation, to paint a sharp contrast between two plausible but competing pictures of the nature and limits of moral explanation—one from Cudworth and one indebted to Kant. A substantive new introduction provides a map to reading these essays as a unified argument, and qualifies their conclusions in light of Schroeder's current views. Along with its sister volume, Expressing Our Attitudes, this volume advances the theme that metaethical inquiry is continuous with other areas of philosophy.

Winds of Salem

Winds of Salem Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Melissa de la Cruz
Editor: Hachette Books
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The basis for the hit Lifetime TV series, Witches of East End! Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. A powerful enemy spell has sent her spiraling away so that she is separated by centuries from her mother, Joanna, and sister, Ingrid. This is not good news for a twenty-first-century witch. Not to mention the immediate threat she faces from the wealthy and influential Putnam family. When little Annie Putnam is one of the first to make accusations of witchcraft, her landowner father jumps at the opportunity to consolidate his power and expand his holdings in Puritan Salem Town. If Freya is caught using magic, she will be forced to relive the witch trials, and this time, her immortality will be in question. Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt. Moving between past and present, with dizzying plot twists and page-turning suspense, Winds of Salem is sure to bewitch fans old and new.

Working With Students With Disabilities

Working With Students With Disabilities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vicki A. McGinley,Barbara C. Trolley
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Working with Students with Disabilities: Preparing School Counselors by Vicki A. McGinley and Barbara C. Trolley is an essential tool for all school counselors in training and in practice with the aim to provide a comprehensive approach to working with students with disabilities in a school setting. As more students with disabilities are being included, school counselors need to have a fundamental understanding of the terminology, laws, principles, collaboration, assessment measures, and psycho-social, diversity issues associated with special education. This book continues in the trend of providing sound, evidenced-based knowledge with practical case examples and guided exercises, making the material 'come alive' and fostering critical thinking. “Finally, a book FOR school counselors that specifically addresses the needs of students with disabilities and how we can interface with the team in supporting these students.” –Nona Cabral, California Baptist University “McGinley and Trolley have brought together in one exceptional volume the vast material that modern school counselors often leave the classroom searching for – how to understand the complexities of the system in regards to students with special needs, how to best collaborate with professionals and families in meeting those needs, and how to best structure interventions and programs to move those students forward across social, emotional, and academic realms.” –Carrie Lynn Bailey, Georgia Southern University “McGinley and Trolley have crafted a text that illuminates the multifaceted responsibilities of school counselors relevant to special education. Faculty, graduate students and practicing counselors alike will find the problem-based learning approach a helpful guide for integrating the content covered in this text into their professional practice.” –Kylie P. Dotson-Blake, East Carolina University “Special education students are frequently the most marginalized group on school campuses. Working with Students with Disabilities: Preparing School Counselors points to ways school counselors can open pathways for creating a learning community that supports all students.” –Rolla E. Lewis, California State University, East Bay

The Rose of Darbley

The Rose of Darbley Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara J. Foster
Editor: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449709346
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The ROSE OF DARBLEY is a story set in the Victorian era about a young man named Fredric (Freddie) Allon Harrington, who at the age of twenty attends Trinity College at Cambridge in England during mid-1840s. His close knit family lives at Greenhaven Estate near Cary, England, an agrarian community in Hampshire. His soon-to-be brother-in-law describes him as "the son of a country gentleman with all the charm and delights that position can bring. He is extremely intelligent. His country manners are--delightful. He is unpretentious, witty, likable, discernible, and amiable. He could be confortable in the society of the lowest field worker or the Queen of England." At the age of fourteen, after a severe illness, Freddie experiences a spiritual vision that has given direction for his life until he meets JoAnna Fleming, the young sister of William Fleming. It is JoAnna who keeps Freddie faithful to his vision.

Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture

Queering Masculinities in Language and Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Baker,Giuseppe Balirano
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 134995327X
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How do we learn what it means to be a man? And how do we learn to question what it means to be a man? This collection comprises a set of original interdisciplinary chapters on the linguistic and cultural representations of queer masculinities in a range of new and older media: television, film, online forums, news reporting, advertising and fiction. This innovative work examines new and emerging forms of gender hybridisation in relation to complex socialisation and immigration contexts including the role of EU institutions in ascertaining asylum seekers’ sexual orientation, and the European laws on gender policy. The book employs numerous analytical approaches including critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, multimodal analysis, literary criticism and anthropological and social research. The authors show how such texts can disrupt, question or complicate traditional notions of what it means to be a man, queering the idea that men possess fixed identities or desires, instead arguing that masculinity is constantly changing and negotiated through the cultural and political overlapping contexts in which it is regularly produced. These nuanced analyses will bring fresh insights for students and scholars of gender, masculinity and queer studies, linguistics, anthropology and semiotics.


Bonkers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Saunders
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241967279
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Bonkers: My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders - the hilarious, touching life story of the iconic comedian and national treasure Jennifer Saunders' comic creations have brought joy to millions. From Comic Strip to Comic Relief, from Bolly-swilling Edina in Ab Fab to her takes on Madonna or Mamma Mia, her characters are household names. But it's Jennifer herself who has a place in all our hearts. This is her funny, moving and frankly bonkers memoir, filled with laughter, friends and occasional heartache - but never misery. BONKERS is full of riotous adventures: accidentally enrolling on a teacher training course with a young Dawn French, bluffing her way to each BBC series, shooting Lulu, trading wild faxes with Joanna Lumley, touring India with Ruby Wax and Goldie Hawn. There's cancer, too, when she becomes 'Brave Jen'. But her biggest battle is with the bane of her life: the Laws of Procrastination. As she admits, 'There has never been a Plan. Everything has been fairly random, happened by accident or just fallen into place. I'm off now, to do some sweeping...' Prepare to chuckle, whoop, and go BONKERS.

Skins A-Z

Skins A-Z Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Molloy
Editor: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1857826981
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A is for...Awards - This hit teen drama has won a host of media awards, including the Philips Audience Award at the BAFTAs. B is for...Bristol - Skins is filmed almost entirely around Bristol and the location gives the show much of its identity. The characters are often seen meeting on College Green. C is for...Cassie - A much-loved character from the first cast, Cassie, who struggles to hide her eating disorders from her friends and family. If you love E4's hit show Skins, then this is the book for you! Find out about the characters from all three casts of the show; discover the behind-the-scenes gossip from the hotly anticipated Skins film and learn about what inspired the writers to create the programme in the first place.This completely unofficial book is a must-have for any skins fan.

The Boys of the Bone Yard Slash

The Boys of the Bone Yard Slash Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald Armstrong
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480984175
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The Boys of the Bone Yard Slash: True Texas Tales By: Ronald Armstrong Part adventure, part collection of short stories, all true, and a whole lotta fun, these are the tales of some of the people who lived along the Northeastern Texas Red River Chicota region of author Ronald Armstrong’s 1970s youth. There is more to these stories than just huntin’ and fishin’, although that is a great portion. There is humor, funny stories, a dash of tragedy, some love lost and found, some lost souls and some reborn. Throw in a monster or two, a good fight, a feud, and some good friends. How could you go wrong with true stories like these? The truth is always stranger than fiction and much more interesting. Take into consideration that this happened in the South, especially in Texas… then you have got to love it! The Boys of the Bone Yard Slash: True Texas Tales is Armstrong’s tribute to the people and the area he grew up loving.