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Everything's Blooming

Everything's Blooming

  • Author: Erica Kaprow
  • Publisher: C&T Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781617456947
  • Category:
  • Page: 46
  • View: 1975
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Beautiful, simple to construct, and spectacular-looking quilt inspired by abundant flower gardens from popular quilt artist Erica Kaprow.

Collected Stories

Collected Stories

  • Author: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141913827
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 816
  • View: 8322
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A man at his desk is interrupted by the appearance of a woodland elf in his room; the piano maestro Bachmann ends his career; a barber shaves the face of a man who once tortured him; a shy dreamer makes a deal with the Devil. In these sixty-five stories of magic and melancholy, Nabokov displays an astonishing range of inventiveness, with dazzling sleight of hand, fantastical fairy tales, intellectual games and enchanting glimpses into lives of ambiguity and loss. This landmark new collection brings together the best of the short stories of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and author of Lolita and Pale Fire. Part of a major new series of Vladimir Nabokov's work in Penguin Classics.

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

  • Author: Vladimir Nabokov
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 9780307788092
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 704
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From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these sixty-five tales--eleven of which have been translated into English for the first time--display all the shades of Nabokov's imagination. They range from sprightly fables to bittersweet tales of loss, from claustrophobic exercises in horror to a connoisseur's samplings of the table of human folly. Read as a whole, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov offers and intoxicating draft of the master's genius, his devious wit, and his ability to turn language into an instrument of ecstasy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

On the Heights

On the Heights

A Novel ...

  • Author: Berthold Auerbach
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 544
  • View: 4741
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The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth

The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth

The Hohokam Chronicles

  • Author: Donald Bahr,Juan Smith,William Smith Allison,Julian Hayden
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520084681
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 343
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"As definitive a work as we are likely to get on Pima-Papago mythology."—William Bright, author of A Coyote Reader

Straight Man

Straight Man

A Novel

  • Author: Richard Russo
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307809943
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
  • View: 1999
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Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character--he is a born anarchist--and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo—side-splitting, poignant, compassionate, and unforgettable.

The Reverend

The Reverend

  • Author: James Perry Walker
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781578067879
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 108
  • View: 9101
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For six years, from 1976 until the reverend's death in 1981, James Perry Walker photographed Reverend Louis Cole, the black Baptist congregations he served, and the roads he traveled. The Reverend depicts the life and death of an African American minister who spread the Gospel and inspired his congregants in west Tennessee and north Mississippi. Walker fuses his own impressions and the reverend's stories and sermons with intimate photographs to reveal the spiritual depth of one man and the extraordinary impact he had on his flocks. In the process, Walker allows the viewer communion with a very private African American culture. These photographs include portraits, landscapes, and intimate scenes of church services and special events. The faithful worship at revival meetings, mourn at funerals, celebrate at baptisms, and sing praise at holiday celebrations. Converted at the age of fifteen, ordained at nineteen, Reverend Cole was a true circuit preacher of the old style. He visited his four churches on a rotating basis, preaching at a different church each Sunday of the month and continually counseling his far-flung seekers. The portraits of him reveal a man of great strength and hard-won wisdom who was a pillar of the communities he served. Alongside the introduction by Walker and a foreword by Will D. Campbell, the Reverend Cole's own words prove to be a parable of Christian struggle and energy in a hard-pressed region. He tells his life story in brief incidents, prayers, sermons, and reflections on a variety of subjects ranging from Revelation to hunting dogs. The grace and power of Reverend Cole's language heightens the spiritual ecstasy and dignity evident in Walker's beautiful black-and-white photographs. His words, Campbell's foreword, and Walker's images give testimony to the difficult trials and the abiding, powerful faith of all the reverend's black congregations.

Sunset

Sunset

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: California
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Chekhov and His Times (c)

Chekhov and His Times (c)

  • Author: Cynthia Carlile,Sharon McKee
  • Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
  • ISBN: 9781610750950
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
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Now available for the first time in English in America, these sixty-eight letters and ten essay-length reminiscences trace the development of Chekhov's personality and talent, opening a window into the life and times of one of the world's greatest short-story writers and playwrights. These perspectives on his family life and marriage, his early works, the stage productions of his plays, his literary successes, and the philosophies behind his writing create a rich biography of Chekhov that will reward writers, scholars, and all lovers of literature.

A Dragon Defanged

A Dragon Defanged

  • Author: Robert Lockwood
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1479743844
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 429
  • View: 4510
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Democratic President Earl Eastwood seeks re-election against the formidable Connecticut Governor Sophia Kallias, a Republican moderate with winning appeal to the critical independent vote. A unifi ed Third World infl uenced by China offers him the global presidency at the United Nations, if he loses the US race. Eastwoods dependency on China curdles his loyalties. He needs Chinas endorsement for the UN job. And Chinese foreign investment is the only viable source of job growth in a badly recessed US economy. The Chinese recruit the fi nancial wizardry of Swiss-based Nikos Rallis to fashion a Swiss-Brazilian network of equity funds. The network launders US investments of Chinese-owned Brazilian companies. They covertly acquire control of Canadian and US shale oil and gas stakes and their pipeline conduits. The network then infi ltrates critical US defense technology sources. Eastwood, a brilliant political tactician and the fi rst African-American president, must act forcefully as he learns of the Chinese scheme. His rigid, West Point ethics are challenged by ambition, and his complicated romantic life.