Download or read book Half a Life written by V. S. Naipaul and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2009-04-23 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity. The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows up sensing the hollowness at the core of his father's self-denial and vowing to live more authentically. That search takes him to the immigrant and literary bohemias of 1950s London, to a facile and unsatisfying career as a writer, and at last to a decaying Portugese colony in East Africa, where he finds a happiness he will then be compelled to betray. Brilliantly orchestrated, at once elegiac and devastating in its portraits of colonial grandeur and pretension, Half a Life represents the pinnacle of Naipaul's career.
Download or read book A Study Guide for V S Naipaul s Half a Life written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016-06-29 with total page 23 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for V.S. Naipaul's "Half a Life," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
|Author||: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell|
|Release Date||: 1859|
|ISBN 10||: UCAL:B3322506|
|Rating||: 4.:/5 (33 users)|
Download or read book The accursed race The doom of the Griffiths Half a life time ago The poor Clare The half brothers written by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell and published by . This book was released on 1859 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Half a Life and Other Stories written by Kirill Bulychev and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seven stories "all shaped by the imaginative twists, wry humor, and warmly human characters for which Kirill Bulychev's work in known in the Soviet Union -- American readers are lifted into a delightfully varied future where likeable Earthlings suddenly find themselves in the most fantastic situations"--Book jacket.
|Author||: David R. Montgomery|
|Publisher||: W. W. Norton & Company|
|Release Date||: 2015-11-16|
|ISBN 10||: 9780393244410|
|Pages||: 320 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (932 users)|
Download or read book The Hidden Half of Nature The Microbial Roots of Life and Health written by David R. Montgomery and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2015-11-16 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Sure to become a game-changing guide to the future of good food and healthy landscapes." —Dan Barber, chef and author of The Third Plate Prepare to set aside what you think you know about yourself and microbes. The Hidden Half of Nature reveals why good health—for people and for plants—depends on Earth’s smallest creatures. Restoring life to their barren yard and recovering from a health crisis, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé discover astounding parallels between the botanical world and our own bodies. From garden to gut, they show why cultivating beneficial microbiomes holds the key to transforming agriculture and medicine.
Download or read book Social Integration in the Second Half of Life written by Professor Karl Pillemer, PH.D. and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2000-11-24 with total page 1014 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Social scientists use the term social integration to refer to individuals' connections with others in their environments. The concept and its consequences have been the subject of considerable study. Many researchers have asserted that meaningful and enduring ties to other persons serve as a buffer against stress, and thereby promote physical and mental health. The results are especially pronounced for older persons. Social Integration in the Second Half of Life presents integrative reviews of theory and research on this topic. The editors and contributors, all currently or previously affiliated with the Cornell Gerontology Research Institute, also present new empirical findings of research done at their center. The first section of the book discusses basic theory and principles of social integration in later life and its implications for health. The second, largest section examines specific issues: retirement, driving, family support, housing, neighbors. The third section addresses interventions to promote social integration: transportation, volunteering, and peer support for dementia caregivers. Throughout, the authors focus on the diverging influences of social integration and its converse, social isolation, in later life.
Download or read book Live Your Life for Half the Price written by Mary Hunt and published by Revell. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "It's the money you don't spend that ultimately gives you the freedom to live the life you love!" You work hard for your money. You know you should save some, but it seems like every month something comes up that sets back your best laid plans. If you're tired of working hard just to get by, this user-friendly guide shows you that you can slash the cost of nearly everything you need without sacrificing joy and quality of life. Mary Hunt shows you how to get off the monthly money roller coaster. She offers the specific techniques, resources, and motivation you need to keep more of your money every month, including •finding money you didn't know you had •cutting your grocery bill by 50% •controlling the mother of all budget-busters •avoiding fees •paying off your mortgage •saving on bills •preparing for disaster •paying less for your dream car •planning family vacations •and more It's time to start saving, giving, and finally making financial progress, and with humor and compassion, Mary Hunt is leading the way!
Download or read book A Sea for Encounters written by Stella Borg Barthet and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009-01 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume contains general essays on: the relevance of `Commonwealth¿ literature; the treatment of Dalits in literature and culture; the teaching of African literature in the UK; `sharing places¿ and Drum magazine in South Africa; black British book covers as primers for cultural contact; Christianity, imperialism, and conversion; Orang Pendek and Papuans in colonial Indonesia; Carnival and drama in the anglophone Caribbean; issues of choice between the Maltese language and Its Others; and patterns of interaction between married couples in Malta. As well as these, there are essays providing close readings of works by the following authors: Chinua Achebe, André Aciman, Diran Adebayo, Monica Ali, Edward Atiyah, Margaret Atwood, Murray Bail, Peter Carey, Amit Chaudhuri, Austin Clarke, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Antjie Krog, Hanif Kureishi, Naguib Mahfouz, David Malouf, V.S. Naipaul, Michael Ondaatje, Tayeb Salih, Zadie Smith, Ahdaf Soueif, Yvonne Vera. Contributors: Jogamaya Bayer, Katrin Berndt, Sabrina Brancato, Monica Bungaro, Judith Lütge Coulli, Robert Cribb, Natasha Distiller, Evelyne Hanquart¿Turner, Marie Herbillon, Tuomas Huttunen, Gen¿ichiro Itakura, Jacqueline Jondot, Karen King¿Aribisala, Ursula Kluwick, Dorothy Lane, Ben Lebdai, Lourdes López¿Ropero, Amin Malak, Daniel Massa, Concepción Mengibar¿Rico, Susanne Reichl, Brigitte Scheer¿Schaezler, Lydia Sciriha, Jamie S. Scott, Andrea Strolz, Peter O. Stummer, Cynthia vanden Driesen, Clare Thake Vassallo. Stella Borg Barthet is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Malta. She is the author of papers and book chapters, mostly on Maltese, Australian, and African fiction. Her current research interests include North African and African-American writing.
Download or read book A Life Awheel written by Richard Skelton and published by Veloce Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2016-04-13 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in Shropshire soon after the end of the First World War, venerable motoring writer W de Forte has driven everything from his grandfather's first Daimler, to modern-day supercars … ridden everything from vertiginous Victorian penny farthings, to high velocity twenty-first century superbikes … travelled everywhere from the permafrost of the Arctic Circle to the baking sands of the Baja Peninsula … and met everyone from Tazio Nuvolari to Valentino Rossi. W de Forte enjoyed an eventful career as a top-level journalist, spanning 75 years, during which time he tested many thousands of cars and reported on countless automotive events around the world. This made him uniquely qualified to comment on all aspects of classic and vintage motoring and motorcycling. Relatively undimmed by age and ague, even in his 90s, de Forte had no plans to retire, but, in early 2011, a high-speed prang while testing a wayward Rudge Ulster at a racing circuit in Belgium brought him up with a jolt, both literally and metaphorically. After recuperating in hospital, he settled down to write his long-awaited and much requested autobiography. This unique and insightful book is the result. Packed with fascinating stories about classic cars and motorcycles, A Life Awheel – the ‘Auto’ Biography of W de Forte is an account of an extraordinary motoring life, and the story of motoring in the 20th century.
Download or read book The Three Body Problem Series written by Cixin Liu and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2017-03-14 with total page 1472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This discounted ebundle of the Three-Body Trilogy includes: The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death’s End "Wildly imaginative, really interesting." —President Barack Obama The Three-Body trilogy by New York Times bestseller Cixin Liu keeps you riveted with high-octane action, political intrigue, and unexpected twists in this saga of first contact with the extraterrestrial Trisolaris. The Three-Body Problem — An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The Dark Forest — In The Dark Forest, the aliens' human collaborators may have been defeated, but the presence of the sophons, the subatomic particles that allow Trisolaris instant access to all human information remains. Humanity responds with the Wallfacer Project, a daring plan that grants four men enormous resources to design secret strategies, hidden through deceit and misdirection from Earth and Trisolaris alike. Three of the Wallfacers are influential statesmen and scientists, but the fourth is a total unknown. Luo Ji, an unambitious Chinese astronomer and sociologist, is baffled by his new status. All he knows is that he's the one Wallfacer that Trisolaris wants dead. Death’s End — Half a century after the Doomsday Battle, Cheng Xin, an aerospace engineer from the early 21st century, awakens from hibernation in this new age. She brings with her knowledge of a long-forgotten program dating from the beginning of the Trisolar Crisis, and her very presence may upset the delicate balance between two worlds. Will humanity reach for the stars or die in its cradle? Other Books by Cixin Liu (Translated to English) The Remembrance of Earth's Past The Three-Body Problem The Dark Forest Death's End Other Books Ball Lightning At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
|Author||: United States. Joint Publications Research Service|
|Release Date||: 1963|
|ISBN 10||: UCSC:32106020438294|
|Pages||: 845 pages|
|Rating||: 4.:/5 (321 users)|
Download or read book Chinese English Dictionary of Modern Communist Chinese Usage written by United States. Joint Publications Research Service and published by . This book was released on 1963 with total page 845 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
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Download or read book Unlocking the Bible Story New Testament written by Colin S. Smith and published by Moody Publishers. This book was released on 2002-11-01 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second half of the story is told in this volume of Unlocking the Bible Story, as Colin S. Smith continues to uncover the truths of and in the Bible. Christ is the crux of the entire Bible story, from the first page to the last. Volume 3 encourages and strengthens readers to discover the life-changing realities found in the New Testament.
Download or read book Your Forces And How To Use Them written by Prentice Mulford and published by Jazzybee Verlag. This book was released on with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edition contains all essays that Prentice Mulford published before in six different volumes. That makes more than seventy valuable and extremely useful writings on how results may be obtained in Art, Business, and Health through the force of thought and silent power of mind.
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