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Ghosts of My Life

Ghosts of My Life

Writings on Depression, Hauntology and Lost Futures

  • Author: Mark Fisher
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 178279624X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 245
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This collection of writings by Mark Fisher, author of the acclaimed Capitalist Realism, argues that we are haunted by futures that failed to happen. Fisher searches for the traces of these lost futures in the work of David Peace, John Le Carré, Christopher Nolan, Joy Division, Burial and many others.

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

  • Author: Amos Tutuola
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 0571311555
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Amos Tutuola's second novel, was first published in 1954. It tells the tale of a small boy who wanders into the heart of a fantastical African forest, the dwelling place of innumerable wild, grotesque and terrifying beings. He is captured by ghosts, buried alive and wrapped up in spider webs, but after several years he marries and accepts his new existence. With the appearance of the television-handed ghostess, however, comes a possible route of escape. 'Tutuola ... has the immediate intuition of a creative artist working by spell and incantation.' V. S. Pritchett, New Statesman

The Palm-wine Drinkard ; And, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

The Palm-wine Drinkard ; And, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts

  • Author: Amos Tutuola
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802133632
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 307
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When Amos Tutuola's first novel, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, appeared in 1952, it aroused exceptional worldwide interest. Drawing on the West African Yoruba oral folktale tradition, Tutuola described the odyssey of a devoted palm-wine drinker through a nightmare of fantastic adventure. Since then, The Palm-Wine Drinkard has been translated into more than 15 languages and has come to be regarded as a masterwork of one of Africa's most influential writers. Tutuola's second novel, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, recounts the fate of mortals who stray into the world of ghosts, the heart of the tropical forest. Here, as every hunter and traveler knows, mortals venture at great peril, and it is here that a small boy is left alone.

Ghosts of Tokyo

Ghosts of Tokyo

  • Author: Christopher J. Smith
  • Publisher: Christopher J. Smith
  • ISBN: 0987463314
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 330
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The Ghost of Mary Prairie

The Ghost of Mary Prairie

A Novel

  • Author: Lisa Polisar
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826342094
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 273
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After seeing an apparition of a young woman who had been savagely beaten, fifteen-year-old Jake Leeds begins to investigate the legend of Mary McCann and becomes determined to find her killer.

Stories of My Life

Stories of My Life

  • Author: Alex J. Rock
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595428401
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 188
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Ghosts of Jim Crow

Ghosts of Jim Crow

Ending Racism in Post-Racial America

  • Author: F. Michael Higginbotham
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814760902
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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A provocative, and timely, solution for ridding America of the traces of Jim Crow policies to create a truly post-racial landscape When America inaugurated its first African American president, in 2009, many wondered if the country had finally become a "post-racial" society. Was this the dawning of a new era, in which America, a nation nearly severed in half by slavery, and whose racial fault lines are arguably among its most enduring traits, would at last move beyond race with the election of Barack Hussein Obama? In Ghosts of Jim Crow, F. Michael Higginbotham convincingly argues that America remains far away from that imagined utopia. Indeed, the shadows of Jim Crow era laws and attitudes continue to perpetuate insidious, systemic prejudice and racism in the 21st century. Higginbotham’s extensive research demonstrates how laws and actions have been used to maintain a racial paradigm of hierarchy and separation—both historically, in the era of lynch mobs and segregation, and today—legally, economically, educationally and socially. Using history as a roadmap, Higginbotham arrives at a provocative solution for ridding the nation of Jim Crow’s ghost, suggesting that legal and political reform can successfully create a post-racial America, but only if it inspires whites and blacks to significantly alter behaviors and attitudes of race-based superiority and victimization. He argues that America will never achieve its full potential unless it truly enters a post-racial era, and believes that time is of the essence as competition increases globally. Instructor's Guide

Ghosts of El Grullo

Ghosts of El Grullo

  • Author: Patricia Santana
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 0826344097
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 290
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Is this sequel to Patricia Santana's critically acclaimed Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility, we find Yolanda Sahagun now living in the university dorms when a series of traumatic events forces her to reexamine her life. Yolanda visits her parents' hometown of El Grullo, Mexico, struggling to understand the ghosts in her life - her mother, her father, and her seemingly idyllic childhood. This is a story of Yolanda's initiation into womanhood as well as her fierce struggle to make sure her family does nut dissolve. Family and sexual politics; love, death, and abandonment; the struggle to resolve a personal identity in the context of a shattered, first-generation immigrant American family - these are the hugely painful obstructions Yolanda must surmount or incorporate into her own being as she makes her life's journey.

The Ghost of Leon Trotsky

The Ghost of Leon Trotsky

  • Author: Lois Young-Tulin
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595477941
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 220
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Mexico, 1940. Leon Trotsky, a key charismatic figure in the 1917 Russian Revolution, lives in exile in Mexico after losing power to Josef Stalin in 1924. He resides in a comfortable, fortified villa in Coyoacán in relative peace-until an agent of Stalin assassinates him. Los Angeles, 1990. Fifty years later, Trotsky's memory remains alive for six Americans who lived with him at the time of his death. Now they've gathered together to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his assassination. Though they have aged and their bodies no longer have the energy they once possessed, they still passionately believe in Trotsky's cause. For former lovers Byron Lerner and Verna Swartz, the past collides with the present as long-dormant emotions erupt between them, leading them down a road of painful memories. And for the entire group, their brief reunion will uncover betrayal, lies, and secrets so devastating that their perception of history will forever be altered. Rich with historic detail, The Ghost of Leon Trotsky is a brilliant examination of how six people come to terms with their individual and collective pasts and presents.

The Ghosts of Christmas

The Ghosts of Christmas

A Tor.Com Original

  • Author: Paul Cornell
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • ISBN: 146683529X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Which is harder: seeing your own future -- or truly knowing your past? A science fiction tale of Christmases past and yet to come. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.