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I Saw a City Invincible

I Saw a City Invincible

Urban Portraits of Latin America

  • Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Mark D. Szuchman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842024969
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 213
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When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves as urban lords. Latin American cities then became synonymous with Spanish power and all of its privileged attributes: political authority, ecclesiastical activity, commerce, finance, and conspicuous consumption. This volume represents some of the most enduring reflections on the Latin American city. All of the essays were written by public officials, journalists, and social commentators, among others, who participated actively in the affairs of the cities they so perceptively describe. The collection offers critical analyses spanning hundreds of years, beginning with the era of the conquistadores in Tenochtitl·n and continuing to the deafening bustle of today's urban crowds in Mexico City. Professors Gilbert Joseph and Mark Szuchman offer translations of classic pieces by writers previously little known to Western audiences: Cobo, GarcÌa, Santos Vilhena, and Leite de Barros.

Whitman East and West

Whitman East and West

New Contexts for Reading Walt Whitman

  • Author: Ed Folsom
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • ISBN: 1587294214
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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In Whitman East and West, fifteen prominent scholars track the surprising ways in which Whitman's poetry and prose continue to be meaningful at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering a broad range of issues—from ecology to children's literature, gay identity to China's May 4th Movement, nineteenth-century New York politics to the emerging field of normality studies, Mao Zedong to American film—each original essay opens a previously unexplored field of study, and each yields new insights by demonstrating how emerging methodologies and approaches intersect with and illuminate Whitman's ideas about democracy, sexuality, America, and the importance of literature. Confirming the growing international spirit of American studies, the essays in Whitman East and West developed out of a landmark conference in Beijing, the first major conference in China to focus on an American poet. Scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America set out to track the ways in which Whitman's poetry has become part of China's cultural landscape as well as the literary landscapes of other countries. By describing his assimilation into other cultures and his resulting transformation into a hybrid poet, these essayists celebrate Whitman's multiple manifestations in other languages and contexts.

The Colonial Spanish-American City

The Colonial Spanish-American City

Urban Life in the Age of Atlantic Capitalism

  • Author: Jay Kinsbruner
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292779860
  • Category: History
  • Page: 198
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The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life, with more educational, occupational, commercial, bureaucratic, and marital possibilities than were available in the rural regions of the Spanish colonies. Indeed, the Spanish-American city represented hope and opportunity, although not for everyone. In this authoritative work, Jay Kinsbruner draws on many sources to offer the first history and interpretation in English of the colonial Spanish-American city. After an overview of pre-Columbian cities, he devotes chapters to many important aspects of the colonial city, including its governance and administrative structure, physical form, economy, and social and family life. Kinsbruner's overarching thesis is that the Spanish-American city evolved as a circumstance of trans-Atlantic capitalism. Underpinning this thesis is his view that there were no plebeians in the colonial city. He calls for a class interpretation, with an emphasis on the lower-middle class. His study also explores the active roles of women, many of them heads of households, in the colonial Spanish-American city.

Libidinal Currents

Libidinal Currents

Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism

  • Author: Joseph Allen Boone
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226064673
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 513
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According to scholar Joseph Allen Boone, modern fiction with its strong currents of sexuality creates a poetics of the perverse with the power to influence how we think. Challenging common theories, Boone constructs a model for interpreting sexuality that reaches from Freud's theory of the libidinal instincts to Foucault's theory of sexual discourse. A landmark work in the study of modernist fiction and the study of sexuality and gender.

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

(A Modern Library E-Book)

  • Author: Walt Whitman
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 9780679642084
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 800
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Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed,' calling it a 'combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald.' Published at the author's own expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass initially consisted of a preface, twelve untitled poems in free verse (including the work later titled 'Song of Myself' which Malcolm Cowley called 'one of the great poems of modern times'), and a now-famous portrait of a devil-may-care Walt Whitman in a workman's shirt. Over the next four decades, Whitman continually expanded and revised the book as he took on the role of a workingman's bard who championed American nationalism, political democracy, contemporary progress, and unashamed sex. This volume, which contains 383 poems, is the final 'Deathbed Edition' published in 1892.

Latin America During World War II

Latin America During World War II

  • Author: Thomas M. Leonard,John F. Bratzel
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1461638623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
  • View: 1389
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The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according to its own national interests, which often conflicted with those of the Allies, including the United States. The contributors systematically consider how each country dealt with commonly shared problems: the Axis threat to the national order, the extent of military cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impact on the national economy and domestic political and social structures. Drawing on both U.S. and Latin American primary sources, the book offers a rigorous comparison of the wartime experiences of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Gran Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

Heroes

Heroes

  • Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330527126
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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A castaway tossed onto a deserted beach is the last survivor of a world that no longer exists. He has a terrible, fascinating story to tell - the true reason for which the Trojan War was fought ... The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy. He ventures boldly into this new world, for he carries with him the magic Talisman of Troy, a mysterious, powerful idol that can make the nation that possesses it invincible ...

Shriek: An Afterword

Shriek: An Afterword

  • Author: Jeff VanderMeer
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 1429951478
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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An epic yet personal look at several decades of life, love, and death in the imaginary city of Ambergris-previously chronicled in Jeff VanderMeer's acclaimed City of Saints & Madmen-Shriek: An Afterword relates the scandalous, heartbreaking, and horrifying secret history of two squabbling siblings and their confidantes, protectors, and enemies. Narrated with flamboyant intensity and under increasingly urgent conditions by ex-society figure Janice Shriek, this afterword presents a vivid gallery of characters and events, emphasizing the adventures of Janice's brother Duncan, a historian obsessed with a doomed love affair and a secret that may kill or transform him; a war between rival publishing houses that will change Ambergris forever; and the gray caps, a marginalized people armed with advanced fungal technologies who have been waiting underground for their chance to mold the future of the city. Part academic treatise, part tell-all biography, after this introduction to the Family Shriek, you'll never look at history in quite the same way again. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Heart of a Hero the City of Ages

Heart of a Hero the City of Ages

  • Author: Kevin Donald Biehn
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • ISBN: 1466985283
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 740
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Drazeryn a rogue from the streets who works as a stable boy finds himself embroiled into the life of a rogue' network of spies, assassins and enforcers who force him to enter their ranks and become a deadly assassin. During the course of it all he finds love and many allies. The allies he finds are mostly of a nefarious sort. As he contemplates the meaning of everything he finds himself with few answers. Later on when the city takes on a new form he must ally with many people that normally a rogue would never deign to notice. Meeting the son of the high councillor, a Knight of the Pure Heart, A Battleguard, a whimsical bard and the love of his life take him to new heights and conclusions of the meaning of love and life. The companions find an evil rogue' guild, called the Kadamari, which is much too disruptive for their liking. The idea of rogues fighting rogues is not an uncommon concept. The Pavakans fighting the Kadamari has been happening for a very long time in The City of Ages. Will the rogues destroy themselves or destroy the city trying to eradicate one another

Alexander: Child of a Dream

Alexander: Child of a Dream

  • Author: Valerio Manfredi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743434366
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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The first volume in a trilogy about the life and times of Alexander the Great describes the youth of the young prince as he grows to manhood in the court of King Philip, under the tutelage of the noted philosopher Aristotle, avenges the murder of his father, and embarks on his epic quest to conquer the world. Reprint.

A “Must Read” Divine Revelation of the Life History of Mary and Jesus

A “Must Read” Divine Revelation of the Life History of Mary and Jesus

An Abridged Version of Mary of Agreda's ''City of God''

  • Author: Joseph N. Sama
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 9781462841899
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 339
  • View: 6846
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The precious life history of Mary and her divine Son, Jesus, is full of striking revelations. It reveals how angels were created as lights (angelic lights), why and how the angelic battle was fought in heaven, and links both Jesus and Mary to the fall of proud Lucifer, who refused the authority of Christ and his Mother. Also revealed and described in detail are: the Immaculate Conception and birth of Mary, the powers given her over the universe before the Annunciation, the mysterious birth of Jesus, the flight to Egypt and what happened there, the Holy Family before Saint Josephs death, how Lucifers powers were clipped each time he failed in his attacks on Mary, the unbreakable ties between Jesus and Mary, and Marys latent role in our salvation, Jesus bitter suffering and death, his Resurrection and his Ascension into heaven, Marys life after the Ascension of Jesus, how Mary protected and guided the apostles and the Church and how she oversaw the writing of the Gospels and Apostles Creed, the holy transition (death) of Mary, her Resurrection and Assumption into heaven after three days, and her subsequent role as dispenser of all Gods graces even to those who ignore and blaspheme Her, and how, no one gets to the Father except through Christ and no one gets to Christ except through Mary, who brought Jesus to us and now brings us to Jesus.

Finding My Invincible Summer

Finding My Invincible Summer

  • Author: Muriel Vasconcellos
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1452561796
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 222
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After a tumultuous life that included tragedy, betrayal, and corrosive guilt (told in flashbacks), Muriel finally finds love and happiness, only to be stricken with breast cancer. It appears that she has won that battle when life turns brutal again with the wrenching loss of her soul mate and, soon afterwards, another cancer diagnosis this time of metastasis to her bones. She was given just six months to live. Unremitting pain, both physical and psychological, sends her to the depth of despair, where she seeks to end her life. Instead, Muriel embarks on a courageous quest for health that includes not only her body, but also her psyche and spirit. She discovers that all aspects of her being are woven into one tapestry you cannot permanently heal one part without the others. In the midst of this journey she has her third bout with cancer. This time she has the understanding and tools to walk away from conventional treatment and practice gentle approaches to becoming and staying well. Ultimately, she is led to the joy and serenity that abide in the deep recesses of her soul her Invincible Summer.

Secondary Cities of Argentina

Secondary Cities of Argentina

The Social History of Corrientes, Salta, and Mendoza, 19850-1910

  • Author: James Scobie
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804766622
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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This study of three Argentine provincial capitals introduces a new concept in Latin American urban studies: the historical role of secondary cities, settlements large enough to possess all the elements commonly associated with urban areas and yet too small to figure among a country's major cities. The principal contribution of the book is to explain how and why smaller cities grew. What determined and shaped their growth? How did local inhabitants, and especially the dominant social elites, react to internal and external influences? To what extent were they able to control growth? What relationships developed with the surrounding regions and the outside world? The study shows that secondary cities linked rural economies and inhabitants with the outside world while insulating the traditional rural environment from the changing character of large urban centers. In this intermediate position, economic relationships and social structure changed slowly, and only in response to outside innovations such as railroads. Continuity within the secondary centers thus reinforced conservatism, accentuated the gap between the major cities and the rest of the country, and contributed to the resistance to change that characterizes much of Latin American today. The book is illustrated with photographs and maps.

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Joseph Arbena,David Gerald LaFrance
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842028219
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 241
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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles on a wide variety of sports-basketball, baseball, volleyball, cricket, soccer, and equestrian events-in countries and regions throughout Latin America. Broad in scope, this volume explores the definition of modern sport; whether sport is enslaving, liberating, or neutral; if sport reflects or challenges dominant culture; the attributes and drawbacks of professional versus amateur sport; and the difference between sport in capitalist and socialist nations.

Invincible

Invincible

  • Author: Diana Palmer
  • Publisher: HQN Books
  • ISBN: 1460349768
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 384
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He's everything she fears…and everything she wants Mercenary by name and by nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who stays to himself and never keeps women around long enough for anything emotional to develop. But working with his friend Cash Grier on a complex murder investigation provides Carson with another kind of fun—shocking Cash's sweet but traditional secretary, Carlie Blair, with tales of his latest conquests. Then Carlie lands in deep trouble. She saw something she shouldn't have, and now the face of a criminal is stored permanently in her photographic memory…and Carlie is the key piece of evidence that could implicate a popular politician in the murder case. Her only protection is Carson—the man she once despised. But when she learns that Carson is more than just a tough guy, Carlie realizes she's endangered herself further. Because now her only chance to live means losing her heart to the most dangerous kind of man….

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Kate Gallagher and the Hornshurst Talisman

Kate Gallagher and the Hornshurst Talisman

  • Author: Alan Cumming
  • Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • ISBN: 1482892421
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 262
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“Kareem cradled her close to him, tucking her between his arm and his body, trying to keep her head above the thrashing, pounding waves, but Kate fought against him and slipped from his grasp. Moments later, she resurfaced beside him, and as he reached for her once more, she gripped his head between her two hands and screamed into his face. “Hawklight! Find Hawklight! He can’t swim! Leave me! I can make it back to the boat!” He opened his mouth to argue, but she yelled him down. “Don’t you understand? Find Hawklight!” A flash of lightning lit her face. Her eyes were wide, fearful, and pleading.” The world of Bexus, a hostile place of magic, adventure, and tremendous danger, is once again in peril, and only Kate Gallagher can help. The Hornshurst Talisman, also known as the Toki-Moai, has been stolen, and the citizens of Hornshurst want it back—at any cost. Because of the theft, the city-states of Hornshurst and Cherath have led Bexus to the brink of another crippling war. The Council of Hogarth orders Kate to intervene and wield the power of the crystal that she wrested from Varak only months ago, but Kate has discarded the stone. Once this fact becomes known, she must agree to track down the thief and return the talisman to its rightful owners to avert the war. But Kate and her companion, Hawklight, are not the only ones seeking the Toki-Moai. Fate has played its hand, and Kate cannot begin to comprehend all that she may lose in order for the quest to succeed.

A New York Winter's Tale

A New York Winter's Tale

  • Author: Mark Helprin
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1447247566
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 768
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The New York Times No. 1 bestseller. One night in New York, a city under siege by snow, Peter Lake attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks it is empty, the daughter of the house is home . . . Thus begins the affair between this Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl dying of consumption. It is a love so powerful that Peter will be driven to stop time and bring back the dead; A New York Winter's Tale is the story of that extraordinary journey.

Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition

Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition

One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

  • Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101010914
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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The 10th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans. In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Family Secrets and Satanic Contract

Family Secrets and Satanic Contract

  • Author: Maureen Nene Kemp
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469171171
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 130
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The Secret Family and Satanic Contract is an enthralling, heart rending, emotional and painful account, of a young womans life, growing up in a family with very dark secrets. Her quest and struggles to survive. The story is remarkable, accounts of a life that was dedicated to Satan from birth and the insurmountable difficulties she had to overcome and how she overcame. It is a story of survival. The relentless determination to live and how her faith in Jesus Christ brought her through. She denounced her involvement in satanic worship , gave her life to Jesus Christ. She became alienated from the only family she knew. This young woman experienced to the fullest Gods saving grace through Jesus Christ and lived to tell the story.