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Laurus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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WINNER OF THE BIG BOOK AWARD, THE YASNAYA POLYANA AWARD & THE READ RUSSIA AWARD *A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016* Fifteenth-century Russia It is a time of plague and pestilence, and a young healer, skilled in the art of herbs and remedies, finds himself overcome with grief and guilt when he fails to save the one he holds closest to his heart. Leaving behind his village, his possessions and his name, he sets out on a quest for redemption, penniless and alone. But this is no ordinary journey: wandering across plague-ridden Europe, offering his healing powers to all in need, he travels through ages and countries, encountering a rich tapestry of wayfarers along the way. Accosted by highwaymen, lynched in Yugoslavia and washed overboard at sea, he eventually reaches Jerusalem, only to find his greatest challenge is yet to come. Winner of two of the biggest literary prizes in Russia, Laurus is a remarkably rich novel about the eternal themes of love, loss, self-sacrifice and faith, from one of the country’s most experimental and critically acclaimed novelists.

Laurus Nobilis - Chapters on Art and Life

Laurus Nobilis - Chapters on Art and Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vernon Lee
Editor: Read Books Ltd
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“Laurus Nobilis” is an 1909 collection of essays on the subject of aestheticism written by Vernon Lee. Contents include: "The Use of Beauty”, “'Nisi Citharam'”, “Higher Harmonies”, “Beauty and Sanity”, “The Art and the Country Tuscan Notes”, “Art and Usefulness”, and “Wasteful Pleasures”. A fantastic collection of interesting essays that will appeal to those with an interest in aesthetics and related subjects. Violet Paget (1856–1935), also known under the pseudonym Vernon Lee, was a French-born British writer famous for her supernatural fiction and contributions to the field of aesthetics. She also wrote more than a dozen books on a variety of subjects ranging from music to travel, and today she is best remembered for her original ideas and amusing use of irony. Other notable works by this author include: “The Prince of the Hundred Soups: A Puppet Show in Narrative” (1883), “The Countess of Albany” (1884), and “Miss Brown” (1884). Read & Co. Books is proudly republishing this classic collection of essays now in a new edition complete with a dedication by Amy Levy.


Laurus Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Evgenij Vodolazkin
Editor: Dörlemann eBook
ISBN: 3038209279
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Der Tod seiner großen Liebe, die er nicht zu retten vermag, treibt einen jungen kräuterkundigen Heiler fort aus seinem Dorf, um Vergessen und Vergebung zu finden. Auf seiner Wanderung durch das pestverseuchte Europa des 15. Jahrhunderts bietet er seine Heilkünste an, wo immer sie gebraucht werden. Auf seiner Reise durch Welten und Zeiten begleiten ihn die unterschiedlichsten Weggefährten, und er muss zahlreiche Gefahren bestehen: Er wird von Wegelagerern überfallen, auf dem Balkan gelyncht, geht auf hoher See über Bord und erreicht schließlich Jerusalem. Doch die größte Herausforderung erwartet ihn noch.

Solovyov and Larionov

Solovyov and Larionov Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eugene Vodolazkin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Solovyov and Larionov by Eugene Vodolazkin Summary

Can we ever really understand the present without first understanding the past? From the winner of the 2019 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Prize, and the author of the multi-award winning Laurus, comes a sweeping novel that takes readers on a fascinating journey through one of the most momentous periods in Russian history. What really happened to General Larionov of the Imperial Russian Army, who somehow avoided execution by the Bolsheviks? He lived out his long life in Yalta leaving behind a vast heritage of undiscovered memoirs. In modern day Russia, a young student is determined to find out the truth. Solovyov and Larionov is a ground-breaking and gripping literary detective novel from one of Russia's greatest contemporary writers.

Barack Hussein Obama - a Messenger for World Peace

Barack Hussein Obama - a Messenger for World Peace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Olugbile II
Editor: iUniverse
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Barack Hussein Obama - a Messenger for World Peace by Michael Olugbile II Summary

At this point in my life span, developed under pentecostal doctrine, I believe that world Immigrants as it applies to all human beings on planet earth, crave world peace in silence but with unflinching supplications by those who take solace in the tenet that its creation is by an invisible active force I submit as God Almighty. The same God we all worship but through different religious orthodoxies. Ruefully, world peace is illusive to mankind because we distant ourselves from the Creator with adamant firmness in our spiritual understanding of the possibilty that we are actually descendants of the first pair, Adam and Eve, God created in His likeness in the Garden of Eden, which history does nor antagonize its existence once upon a time in Iraq. Hence, we become Immigrants wherever nomadic activities of ancient past mandated our sendentary habitation and thus gave birth to multiple cultures, ethnicities, religions, which particularly propels hatred within mankind, making peace unattainable. Ergo, religious conflicts, racial prejudice from which ugly manifestations of hate crimes towards one another, require divine intervention from the Creator for amicable solution. Since the morning of the first day of Y2K which was supposed to usher in descension of a Majestic Humanitarian Savior Jesus Christ, shook up my pentecostal affirmance for lack of reality of the divine visit, any human being who conjurs the three main human imperfection stigmas of dual religious attributes especially between Islam and Christianity, and multi racial blessings cum any omen to show the world how to totally forgive each other for centuries old human imperfection of racial atrocities towards each other, such person tickles my fancy for possible world peace. A person with such spiritual and natural attibutes is President Barack Hussein Obama.

Cultivars of Woody Plants:

Cultivars of Woody Plants: Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurence C. Hatch
Editor: TCR Press
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This volume covers 335 cultivars of Lavandula (lavender), 65 cultivars of Laurus (laurel) as well as many Lantana, Leucophyllum, Leiophyllum, Lespidiza, Leucothoe, Ligustrum (privet), Lindera, Liquidambar (sweetgum), Liriodendron, and Lithocarpus. We hope you find our descriptions and history useful, clear, unrivaled for detail, and most of all important in your sharing, selling, and teaching about great garden plants. Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants has been developed over 35 years by leading horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and now covers more than 2100 pages. Genera and species are sold as separate volumes due to size of photos and data.

Paint It Black

Paint It Black Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janet Fitch
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759568129
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"A dark, crooked beauty that fulfills all the promise of White Oleander and confirms that Janet Fitch is an artist of the very highest order." --Los Angeles Times Book Review Josie Tyrell, art model, runaway, and denizen of LA's rock scene finds a chance at real love with Michael Faraday, a Harvard dropout and son of a renowned pianist. But when she receives a call from the coroner, asking her to identify her lover's body, her bright dreams all turn to black. As Josie struggles to understand Michael's death and to hold onto the world they shared, she is both attracted to and repelled by his pianist mother, Meredith, who blames Josie for her son's torment. Soon the two women are drawn into a twisted relationship that reflects equal parts distrust and blind need. With the luxurious prose and fever pitch intensity that are her hallmarks, Janet Fitch weaves a spellbinding tale of love, betrayal, and the possibility of transcendence. "Lushly written, dramatically plotted. . . Fitch's Los Angeles is so real it breathes." --Atlantic Monthly "There is nothing less than a stellar sentence in this novel. Fitch's emotional honesty recalls the work of Joyce Carol Oates, her strychnine sentences the prose of Paula Fox." --Cleveland Plain Dealer "A page-turning psychodrama. . . . Fitch's prose penetrates the inner lives of [her characters] with immediacy and bite." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Fitch wonderfully captures the abrasive appeal of punk music, the bohemian, sometimes squalid lifestyle, the performers, the drugs, the alienation. This is crackling fresh stuff you don't read every day." --USA Today "In dysfunctional family narratives, Fitch is to fiction what Eugene O'Neill is to drama." --Chicago Sun-Times "Riveting. . . . An uncommonly accomplished page-turner." --Elle

Flora Francica Aucta, oder vollstandiges Krauter-Lexicon

Flora Francica Aucta, oder vollstandiges Krauter-Lexicon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: G.F. von Franckenau
Editor: Рипол Классик
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Flora Francica Aucta, oder vollstandiges Krauter-Lexicon by G.F. von Franckenau Summary

Flora Francica Aucta, oder vollsta?ndiges Krauter-Lexicon: worinnen aller bekannten aus- und inlandischen Krauter, Ba?ume, Stauden, Blumen, Wurzeln etc. verschiedene lateinisch- und deutsche Namen, Temperamente, Krafte, Nutzen, Wirkungen und Praparata gru?ndlich beschrieben werden.

Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices

Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mishra, Neha
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1799825256
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Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices by Mishra, Neha Summary

Though their usage greatly diminished at the dawn of the scientific area, Indian spices were traditional parts of healthcare for thousands of years. However, over the last decade, largely due to the growth in popularity of complementary and alternative medicine, spices have regained attention due to their physiological and functional benefits. By applying modern research methods to traditional remedies, it is possible to discover what made these spices such effective ailment treatments. Ethnopharmacological Investigation of Indian Spices is a collection of innovative research that analyzes the chemical properties and medical benefits of Indian spices in order to design new therapeutic drugs and for possible utility in the food industry. The book specifically examines the phytochemistry and biosynthetic pathway of active constituents of Indian spices. Highlighting a wide range of topics including pharmacology, antioxidant activity, and anti-cancer research, this book is ideally designed for pharmacologists, pharmacists, physicians, nutritionists, botanists, biotechnicians, biochemists, researchers, academicians, and students at the graduate and post-graduate levels interested in alternative healthcare.

The Aviator

The Aviator Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eugene Vodolazkin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1786072726
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MY HEAD SPINS. I'M LYING IN A BED. WHERE AM I? WHO AM I? A man wakes up in hospital. He has no idea who he is or how he came to be there. The doctor tells him his name, but he doesn't remember it. He remembers nothing. As memories slowly resurface, he begins to build a picture of his former life. Russia in the early twentieth century, the turbulence of the revolution, the aftermath. But how can this be possible when the pills beside his bed are dated 1999? In the deft hands of Eugene Vodolazkin, author of the multi award-winning Laurus, The Aviator paints a vivid, panoramic picture of life in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century, richly evoking the sights, sounds and political turmoil of those days. Reminiscent of the great works of Russian literature, and shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize, it cements Vodolazkin's position as the rising star of Russia's literary scene.

A Room of One’s Own

A Room of One’s Own Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Virginia Woolf
Editor: Laurus - Lexecon Kft.
ISBN: 6155643105
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In A Room of One's Own, Virginia Woolf imagines that Shakespeare had a sister: a sister equal to Shakespeare in talent, equal in genius, but whose legacy is radically different.This imaginary woman never writes a word and dies by her own hand, her genius unexpressed. But if only she had found the means to create, urges Woolf, she would have reached the same heights as her immortal sibling. In this classic essay,Virginia Woolf takes on the establishment, using her gift of language to dissect the world around her and give a voice to those who have none. Her message is simple: A woman must have a fixed income and a room of her own in order to have the freedom to create.

Chemistry of Spices

Chemistry of Spices Pdf/ePub eBook Author: V. A. Parthasarathy,Bhageerathy Chempakam,T. John Zachariah
Editor: CABI
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Chemistry of Spices by V. A. Parthasarathy,Bhageerathy Chempakam,T. John Zachariah Summary

Spices are high value, export-oriented crops used extensively in food and beverage flavourings, medicines, cosmetics and perfumes. Interest is growing however in the theoretical and practical aspects of the biosynthetic mechanisms of active components in spices as well as the relationship between the biological activity and chemical structure of these secondary metabolites. A wide variety of phenolic substances and amides derived from spices have been found to possess potent chemopreventive, anti-mutagenic, anti-oxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties. Representing the first discussion of the chemical properties of a wide cross section of important spices, this book covers extensively the three broad categories of plant-derived natural products: the terpenoids, the alkaloids and the phenyl propanoids and allied phenolic compounds. Spice crops such as black pepper, ginger, turmeric and coriander are covered with information on botany, composition, uses, chemistry, international specifications and the properties of a broad range of common and uncommon spices.

Masha Regina

Masha Regina Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vadim Levental
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1780748620
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Masha Regina by Vadim Levental Summary

Passionate, talented, headstrong and ambitious, Masha takes the European film scene by storm, escaping her small provincial town to become the most daring, avant-garde auteur of her generation. Taking inspiration from her personal life as well as the artists and poets she meets on the streets of St Petersburg, Masha courageously puts herself on the line by transforming her own experiences into art. But as painful memories of her childhood start to resurface, she is forced to confront her demons – the betrayals, the cruelties – in this psychologically compelling debut from one of Russia’s most exciting young writers.

Шидеври вкраїнської літератури. Хрестоматія доктора Падлючча. Том I

Шидеври вкраїнської літератури. Хрестоматія доктора Падлючча. Том I Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Михайло Бриних
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Шидеври вкраїнської літератури. Хрестоматія доктора Падлючча. Том I by Михайло Бриних Summary

Любий читачу! До першого тому хрестоматії доктора Падлючча, присвяченого шидеврам української літератури, попали ті автори, які попали — давно і прочно. Попали в ретельно каталогізовану безвість, ув освітянські тумани, в глибокий морок, де не видно ані титли. Ся книжка предоставить тобі всі необхідні спецсрєцтва, шоби добути луччі перли нашого письменства. Класика уміє ждать, але не випробовуй її терпець намарно. Бо ж папороть уже зацвіла і позолоть вилущуєцця тіки ради тебе, а десь у піднебессі громихає благовіст: хвате читати всяке барахло — на тобі абонімєнт у божественний рибгосп української літєратури.

The Competitive Consultant

The Competitive Consultant Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Allan P.O. Williams,Sally Woodward
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1349133841
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The Competitive Consultant by Allan P.O. Williams,Sally Woodward Summary

At the heart of this text for training consultants is the assumption that the role of expert can only be effectively played when seven additional roles have been mastered, because of the complex and uncertain nature of the client-consultant relationship. It contains 17 original case-studies.

Leeway Cottage

Leeway Cottage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beth Gutcheon
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061850306
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In April 1940, as the Nazis march into Denmark, Sydney Brant, a wealthy girl of the Dundee summer colony, marries a gifted Danish pianist, Laurus Moss. They believe they are well matched, as young lovers do, but Laurus's beloved family is in Copenhagen, hostage to what the fortunes of Hitler's war will bring. By the time the war is over, Laurus's family has played an active role in Denmark's grassroots rescue of virtually all seven thousand of the country's Jews. Meanwhile, in America, Sydney has led a group knitting for the war effort, and had a baby. Combining the story of one long American twentieth-century marriage with one of the most stirring stories of World War II, Leeway Cottage is a beautifully written tour de force of a novel.

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C.S. Lewis
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265790
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A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis Summary

A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose. Invaluable as an insight into the grieving process just as much as it is as an exploration of religious doubt, A Grief Observed will continue to offer its consoling insights to a huge range of readers, as it has for over fifty years. 'A classic of the genre, a literary answer to the pain of loss.' Robert McCrum

Forty Rooms

Forty Rooms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Olga Grushin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101983094
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Forty Rooms by Olga Grushin Summary

The internationally acclaimed author of The Dream Life of Sukhanov now returns to gift us with Forty Rooms, which outshines even that prizewinning novel. Totally original in conception and magnificently executed, Forty Rooms is mysterious, withholding, and ultimately emotionally devastating. Olga Grushin is dealing with issues of women’s identity, of women’s choices, that no modern novel has explored so deeply. “Forty rooms” is a conceit: it proposes that a modern woman will inhabit forty rooms in her lifetime. They form her biography, from childhood to death. For our protagonist, the much-loved child of a late marriage, the first rooms she is aware of as she nears the age of five are those that make up her family’s Moscow apartment. We follow this child as she reaches adolescence, leaves home to study in America, and slowly discovers sexual happiness and love. But her hunger for adventure and her longing to be a great poet conspire to kill the affair. She seems to have made her choice. But one day she runs into a college classmate. He is sure of his path through life, and he is protective of her. (He is also a great cook.) They drift into an affair and marriage. What follows are the decades of births and deaths, the celebrations, material accumulations, and home comforts—until one day, her children grown and gone, her husband absent, she finds herself alone except for the ghosts of her youth, who have come back to haunt and even taunt her. Compelling and complex, Forty Rooms is also profoundly affecting, its ending shattering but true. We know that Mrs. Caldwell (for that is the only name by which we know her) has died. Was it a life well lived? Quite likely. Was it a life complete? Does such a life ever really exist? Life is, after all, full of trade-offs and choices. Who is to say her path was not well taken? It is this ambiguity that is at the heart of this provocative novel.

Der Automobilhersteller Saab. Geschichte, Zahlen, Produkte

Der Automobilhersteller Saab. Geschichte, Zahlen, Produkte Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andreas Laurus
Editor: GRIN Verlag
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Der Automobilhersteller Saab. Geschichte, Zahlen, Produkte by Andreas Laurus Summary

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich BWL - Allgemeines, Hochschule Mainz, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Seit über 50 Jahren entwickelt und baut die Firma Saab nun schon Automobile und auf eines wurde seit jeher immer größten Wert gelegt. Es ist der Bau von Personenkraftwagen die über Persönlichkeit und Individualität verfügen und nicht durch auffallende Effekte um Aufmerksamkeit kämpfen müssen. Qualität, höchste Sicherheitsstandards und eine gewisse Art von Individualität sollen die Menschen bewegen sich für ein Automobil von Saab zu entscheiden.


Autobiography Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Gill
Editor: Laurus - Lexecon Kft.
ISBN: 6155643164
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Arthur Eric Rowton Gill was a British sculptor, engraver, typographic designer, and writer, especially known for his elegantly styled lettering and typefaces and the precise linear simplicity of his bas-reliefs.