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ISBN 10 : 9781684170111
Pages : 279 pages
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Download or read book Escape from the Wasteland written by Susan Jolliffe Napier and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-10-26 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lurid depictions of sex and impotence, themes of emperor worship and violence, the use of realism and myth--these characterize the fiction of Mishima Yukio and Oe Kenzaburo. Susan Napier discovers surprising similarities as well as provocative dissimilarities in the work of two writers of radically different political orientations. Napier places Yukio’s and Kenzaburo’s fiction in the context of postwar Japanese political and social realities and, in a new preface for the paperback edition, reflects on each writer’s position in the tradition of Japanese literature.


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ISBN 10 : 9781451647594
Pages : 432 pages
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Download or read book The English Monster written by Lloyd Shepherd and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-05-29 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Two moments in England’s rise to empire, separated by centuries, yet connected by a crime that cannot be forgiven . . . London, 1811. Along the twisting streets of Wapping, bounded by the ancient Ratcliffe Highway and the modern wonder of the London Dock, many a sin is hidden by the noise and glory of Trade. But now two families have fallen victim to foul murder, and Charles Horton, a senior officer of the newly formed Thames River Police Office, must deliver revenge to a terrified populace. Plymouth, 1564. Young Billy Ablass arrives in the busy seaport with the burning desire of all young men: the getting and keeping of money. Setting sail on a ship owned by Queen Elizabeth herself seems the likely means to a better life. But the kidnapping of hundreds of human souls in Africa is not the only cursed event to occur on England’s first official slaving voyage. On a sun-blasted Florida islet, Billy too is to be enslaved. Based on the true story of the gruesome Ratcliffe Highway murders, The English Monster is a breathtaking voyage across centuries, from the Age of Discovery to the Age of Empire, illuminating what happens to Britain as she gains global power but risks losing her soul.


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Download or read book Little House on the Wasteland written by Laura Ingalls-Wei and published by . This book was released on 2019-05-12 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once, there was a little girl named Laura who lived in an abandoned cabin deep in the big woods of what was once Wisconsin. Laura was born many years after the Great Bust. Elsewhere, war and hunger and disease still linger. But Laura and her family live safe in their little house in the wilderness, growing their own food, making their own tools, and scavving their own Supplies. Then, one winter, as refugees from the east begin pouring into the nearby market town, Laura and her family are forced to migrate westward towards the dry, unpopulated flatlands known as the Wastes. On their journey, Laura encounters the marvelous ruins left over from Lectric Times and meets the diverse peoples who inhabit the former domains of the Old Merican Emprie. But there are dangers as well on the long road between the Big Woods and the Wastes, for the wild country in which Laura grew up was one still plagued by warlords, cannibals, and a terrible sickness that turns men into monsters...


Download Journey into the Land of the Zeks and Back PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780197502167
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Download or read book Journey into the Land of the Zeks and Back written by Julius Margolin and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-08-26 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under the Soviet regime, millions of zeks (prisoners) were incarcerated in the forced labor camps, the Gulag. There many died of starvation, disease, and exhaustion, and some were killed by criminals and camp guards. In 1939, as the Nazis and Soviets invaded Poland, many Polish citizens found themselves swept up by the Soviet occupation and sent into the Gulag. One such victim was Julius Margolin, a Pinsk-born Jewish philosopher and writer living in Palestine who was in Poland on family matters. Margolin's Journey into the Land of the Zeks and Back offers a powerful, first-person account of one of the most shocking chapters of the violent twentieth century. Opening with the outbreak of World War II in Poland, Margolin relates its devastating impact on the Jews and his arrest and imprisonment in the Gulag system. During his incarceration from 1940 to 1945, he nearly died from starvation and overwork but was able to return to Western Europe and rejoin his family in Palestine. With a philosopher's astute analysis of man and society, as well as with humor, his memoir of flight, entrapment, and survival details the choices and dilemmas faced by an individual under extreme duress. Margolin's moving account illuminates universal issues of human rights under a totalitarian regime and ultimately the triumph of human dignity and decency. This translation by Stefani Hoffman is the first English-language edition of this classic work, originally written in Russian in 1947 and published in an abridged French version in 1949. Circulated in a Russian samizdat version in the USSR, it exerted considerable influence on the formation of the genre of Gulag memoirs and was eagerly read by Soviet dissidents. Timothy Snyder's foreword and Katherine Jolluck's introduction contextualize the creation of this remarkable account of a Jewish world ravaged in the Stalinist empire--and the life of the man who was determined to reveal the horrors of the gulag camps and the plight of the zeks to the world.


Download Hans Christian Andersen s Complete Fairy Tales PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781626862753
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Download or read book Hans Christian Andersen s Complete Fairy Tales written by Hans Christian Andersen and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 784 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classic tales of fairies and princesses, ducklings and dancing shoes from the master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including “The Ugly Duckling,” “Thumbelina,” “The Red Shoes,” “The Princess on the Pea,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is “The Tallow Candle”—one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! A great book of bedtime stories or for rainy day reading, as there are both short and long anecdotes included. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures you’ll never lose your place as you wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time. Curl up with this collection of classics and lose yourself in childhood memories.


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ISBN 10 : 9781796087963
Pages : 90 pages
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Download or read book Trying to Get the Love Out written by Jesse Jamieson and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A tribute to the rise and fall of love in all its forms through the eyes of an old kid with a pen.


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Download or read book Scheherazade and the Amber Necklace written by Gordon Thompson and published by Clouds of Magellan. This book was released on 2022-10-01 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'While her younger sister was gifted in telling tales, Scheherazade couldn't tell a story to save her life...' Scheherazade and the Amber Necklace is a bold reimagining of the classic Tales of the Arabian Nights, with flying carpets, despotic rulers, secret assassins, and powerful djinns. When her sister is forced to marry the king, and her father imprisoned, Scheherazade must make a desperate journey to the Zagros Mountains to find a story that might save all their lives.


Download Coming Home to the Four Streets PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781838939052
Pages : 316 pages
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Download or read book Coming Home to the Four Streets written by Nadine Dorries and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-03-04 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'A moving and engaging addition to the family saga and drama of The Four Streets... Vibrancy and colour warm the pages' LoveReading In equal measure gritty and tender, Coming Home to the Four Streets is the latest instalment in the Four Streets saga, from Sunday Times bestseller Nadine Dorries. Trouble is coming to the four streets, especially for its redoubtable women, who've struggled through a bitter winter to put food on the table. The Dock Queen Carnival is only weeks away, but there's no money for the usual celebrations. No sign of a tramp ship with illicit cargo to be quietly siphoned off by the dockers. Peggy Nolan, with seven boys and a husband too lazy to work, has hit rock bottom and is hiding a terrible secret. Little Paddy, her mischievous eldest, is all too often in trouble, but he'd do anything for the mother he loves. How can he save her from selling herself on the streets – or worse? Maura and Tommy Doherty always looked out for any neighbour in trouble, especially Peggy, but they're far away, running a pub in Ireland and corrupt copper, Frank the Skank, is moving into their old house on the four streets. Can anything bring them home in time? Praise for Nadine Dorries: 'A moving and engaging addition to the family saga and drama of The Four Streets... Just as warm, gossipy and familiar as I remember... Vibrancy and colour warm the pages... Coming Home to the Four Streets will appeal to anyone who loves an entertaining family saga, this is a satisfying and rewarding return to the series' LoveReading 'Charming, gutsy and full of raw emotions' Rachel Bustin 'The characters are engaging, the streets scenes cinematic and the theme of the novel – abuse, both sexual and domestic – powerful' The Times 'Angela's Ashes with a scouse accent' Irish Times


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ISBN 10 : 9781504013277
Pages : 213 pages
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Download or read book Enchanted Pilgrimage written by Clifford D. Simak and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2015-07-21 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A scholar, a goblin, and a gnome, among others, pursue the secrets of a vanished ancient race through a wasteland of dark magic in this enthralling fantasy quest adventure On an Earth that is different from ours, the young scholar Mark Cornwall becomes a target of the Inquisition, and specifically its most evil and obsessed agent, Beckett. Damned for asking questions, Mark is forced to escape over the border into the Wastelands, a magical realm that is home to all manner of flesh-devouring monsters. Luckily he will not have to make his journey alone. He is accompanied by a cadre of stalwart companions, including the rafter goblin Oliver, Snively the gnome, and secretive Mary from one of three parallel planes. Somewhere beyond the vengeful, blood-hungry Hellhounds, somewhere past the horrific legacy of the now-destroyed Chaos Beast, the mysteries of the Old Ones are waiting to be revealed—and only those with the courage to seek them will be able to alter the destiny of their worlds. In Enchanted Pilgrimage, Clifford D. Simak ingeniously blends elements of science fiction into a savory fantasy stew. The award-winning Grand Master of science fiction spreads his wings and takes glorious flight into a bold new realm of magic and adventure, demonstrating why he remains one of the most acclaimed storytellers in the literature of the remarkable.


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ISBN 10 : 9781788037761
Pages : 112 pages
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Download or read book No Country For Cold Men written by Demilade Adeyemi and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2017-11-21 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This story takes place after the PanAfrican reform. All the countries in Africa have fused to become one massive body where the people are categorized by their social order and live accordingly. It follows the life of a boy born with albinism in Africa, where it is very dangerous to be an albino. As a baby, he was banished to the extreme of the continent where he was raised by a prison officer and his wife who were instructed to give him a life designed to keep him from finding out who he truly was, but when circumstances change, he journeys to the centre of Africa to find out who his parents are and the circumstances of his birth. Along the way he encounters for the first time hatred and discrimination from others because of the colour of his skin and the traditional beliefs about albinism. As he goes further in his journey, he discovers several truths about himself and about society around him, but at the very pinnacle of his story, it is clear that he will never be accepted.


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ISBN 10 : 9780300240481
Pages : 434 pages
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Download or read book Love in the New Millennium written by Can Xue and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-20 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most ambitious work of fiction by a writer widely considered the most important novelist working in China today In this darkly comic novel, a group of women inhabits a world of constant surveillance, where informants lurk in the flowerbeds and false reports fly. Conspiracies abound in a community that normalizes paranoia and suspicion. Some try to flee—whether to a mysterious gambling bordello or to ancestral homes that can only be reached underground through muddy caves, sewers, and tunnels. Others seek out the refuge of Nest County, where traditional Chinese herbal medicines can reshape or psychologically transport the self. Each life is circumscribed by buried secrets and transcendent delusions. Can Xue's masterful love stories for the new millennium trace love's many guises—satirical, tragic, transient, lasting, nebulous, and fulfilling—against a kaleidoscopic backdrop drawn from East and West of commerce and industry, fraud and exploitation, sex and romance.


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Publisher : Robert Hale Ltd
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ISBN 10 : 9780719823749
Pages : 160 pages
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Download or read book Caleb Blood written by Philip McCormac and published by Robert Hale Ltd. This book was released on 2017-04-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Caleb Blood was a man who had seen too much blood-letting. He tried to hide inside a whiskey bottle but his demons, past and present, would not let him alone. All the things he should have cherished were being stripped from his life and he had no option but to take up arms again. Once the guns were unlimbered, the death toll mounted and he faced so many enemies that it seemed he had no chance of survival. When, he wondered, would the killing end?


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ISBN 10 : 9781649556011
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Download or read book Death Class written by An WuZhi and published by Funstory. This book was released on 2020-06-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally, a normal class was always a matter of money and benefits. But now, even a meal would be eaten up by them, and their classmates would become enemies.


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ISBN 10 : 9780190288099
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Reading 1922 written by Michael North and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2001-12-20 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This engaging study returns to a truly remarkable year, the year in which both Ulysses and The Waste Land were published, in which The Great Gatsby was set, and during which the Fascisti took over in Italy, the Irish Free State was born, the Harlem Renaissance reached its peak, Charlie Chaplin's popularity crested, and King Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered. In short, the year which not only in hindsight became the primal scene of literary modernism but which served as the cradle for a host of major political and aesthetic transformations resonating around the globe. In his previous study, the acclaimed Dialect of Modernism (OUP, 1994), Michael North looked at the racial and linguistic struggles over the English language which gave birth to the many strains of modernism. Here, he expands his vision to encompass the global stage, and tells the story of how books changed the future of the world as we know it in one unforgettable year.


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ISBN 10 : 1475904738
Pages : 379 pages
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Download or read book The Deepest Wound written by Linda Crockett and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001-10-04 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Accompaniment means to walk with those who suffer. I learned how to accompany refugees in war zones in El Salvador, offering protection against military attack with my physical presence. I learned how to be accompanied when my work in Central America became the catalyst for my own healing from years of emotional, sexual and physical abuse, primarily at the hands of my mother." Linda Crockett Combining the personal narrative of a survivor of incest with stories from El Salvadors bloody civil war in the 1980s, The Deepest Wound demonstrates that victims of sadistic childhood abuse share common ground with survivors of political torture. It explores the social conditions that foster private and public war zones, and the cultural dynamics that impede healing from individual and collective trauma. Offering the concept of "accompaniment" as a new paradigm for healing, Crockett challenges readers to consider complex issues such as touch within the therapeutic alliance, the delicate and dangerous dance of relationship between survivors and supporters, and the difficulty inherent in accepting even basic medical treatment. Teaching those who accompany her lessons absorbed from Salvadoran peasants about healing from trauma, Crockett offers new hope for survivors and for those who walk with them.


Download The Trouble with Beauty PDF
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Publisher : William Heinemann
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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105025804084
Pages : 352 pages
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Download or read book The Trouble with Beauty written by Wendy Steiner and published by William Heinemann. This book was released on 2001 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Steiner explores the twentieth century's troubled relationship with beauty. Where previous eras had celebrated beauty as the central aim of art, the twentieth century modernist avant-garde were deeply suspicious of beauty and its perennial symbols, woman and ornament. Modernism's rejection of traditional tenets of beauty--harmony, empathy and femininity--still reverberate through both art and society today.


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ISBN 10 : 9781300538233
Pages : 212 pages
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Download or read book The Wastelands written by Anthony Cancelliere and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-06-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Wastelands is a book of short stories compiled to shock, disturb and maybe even evoke laughter. Inside are tales from the far future and a tyrannical government to a therapist who may have found the ability to change the past. You'll find the true meaning of madness and how simply and how fast it can take over a rather rational man. You will find out what it is like to be the last man on earth and suddenly find out that you may no longer be alone. These are stories that shall tap into your darkest fears and also open up your wildest fantasies and imagination. The ones that you've only thought about. Inside these pages are your greatest desires and most terrifying nightmares. These are stories that could only come from one place and it's a small little place that we like to call The Wastelands.