Download Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage by Dani Shapiro PDF

By Dani Shapiro

The best-selling novelist and memoirist supplies her such a lot intimate and robust paintings: a piercing, life-affirming memoir approximately marriage and reminiscence, concerning the frailty and elasticity of our such a lot crucial bonds, and concerning the accretion, through the years, of either sorrow and love.

Hourglass is an inquiry into how marriage is remodeled via time--abraded, reinforced, formed in astonishing and infrequently terrifying methods by chance and event. With braveness and incessant honesty, Dani Shapiro opens the door to her condominium, her marriage, and her middle, and invitations us to witness her personal marital reckoning--a reckoning within which she confronts either the lifestyles she dreamed of and the lifestyles she made, and struggles to reconcile the lady she was once with the lady she has turn into.
     What are the forces that form our such a lot elemental bonds? How will we make lifelong commitments within the face of identities which are always moving, and dedicate ourselves forever while the self is so frequently in flux? What occurs to like within the face of the unforeseen, within the face of sadness and compromise--how will we wrest good looks from imperfection, locate grace within the traditional, wish what we have now instead of what we lack? Drawing on literature, poetry, philosophy, and theology, Shapiro writes gloriously of the thrill and demanding situations of matrimonial lifestyles, in a luminous narrative that unfurls with pressing immediacy and sharp intelligence. crafty, intensely emotional paintings from one among our best writers.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Download Dangerous Years by David W. Orr PDF

By David W. Orr

A prime environmental philosopher takes a troublesome examine the stumbling blocks and probabilities at the lengthy street to sustainability  

This gripping, deeply considerate booklet considers way forward for civilization within the mild of what we all know approximately weather switch and comparable threats. David Orr, an award-winning, the world over famous chief within the box of sustainability and environmental schooling, pulls no punches: in spite of the Paris contract of 2015, Earth structures won't achieve a brand new equilibrium for hundreds of years. Earth is turning into a distinct planet—more threadbare and not more biologically various, with extra acidic oceans and a warmer, extra capricious weather. moreover, expertise won't resolve complicated difficulties of sustainability.
 
but we're not fated to spoil the Earth, Orr insists. He imagines sustainability as a quest and a transition outfitted upon powerful and sturdy democratic and fiscal associations, in addition to adjustments in middle and approach. The transition, he writes, is starting from the ground up in groups and neighborhoods. He lays out particular rules and priorities to steer us towards enduring concord among human and ordinary systems.
 

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Download Robert Walser: Figur am Rande, in wechselndem Licht (German by Jochen Greven PDF

By Jochen Greven

Jochen Grevens einführende Essays belegen eindrucksvoll, daß Walsers Werk unter einer inneren Spannung steht, die es unabschließbar, aber auch unauslotbar macht. Überlegungen zu Walsers Stil, zu pathologischen Momenten seines Schaffens, zu den – wiederum gebrochenen – Selbstspiegelungen Walsers in den Schicksalen anderer Autoren sowie zu der sonderbaren Geschichte seiner Rezeption zeigen insgesamt eine Figur »in wechselndem Licht«, die sich jeder voreiligen Legendenbildung entzieht.
(Dieser textual content bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

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Download Astrid Lindgren (Italian Edition) by Annalisa Comes PDF

By Annalisa Comes

Astrid Lindgren è una delle scrittrici according to l’infanzia più conosciute al mondo: anticonformista e generosa, impegnata nella difesa dei valori umani, dei diritti dei bambini e degli animali, ha rivoluzionato los angeles letteratura in keeping with ragazzi a livello mondiale. Quante generazioni di bambine e bambini sono cresciute ascoltando le incredibili avventure di Pippi Calzelunghe! E certo i bambini di tutto il mondo conoscono personaggi come il biondo monello Emil, Karlsson sul tetto e il curioso vagabondo Rasmus. Questa biografia a lei dedicata riferisce non solo della sua produzione letteraria, ma della sua vita e dei suoi interventi nella società. Attraverso un’accurata ricerca sul campo, tra ricordi e interviste, Annalisa Comes ci racconta con passione una donna e una scrittrice eccezionali.

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Download Intersecting Sets: A Poet Looks at Science by Alice Major PDF

By Alice Major

Poet Alice significant was once given a publication on relativity on the impressionable age of ten, so she by no means rather understood why technology got here to be disregarded as reductive or contrary to paintings. She surveys the sciences of the earlier half-century -- from actual to cognitive to evolutionary -- to make clear why and the way humans create poems, tough a number of the mantras of postmodern idea within the strategy. half memoir, half ars poetica, half wonder-journey, Intersecting units is a wide-ranging and insightful amalgam.

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Download Loving Robert Lowell (The Sandra Hochman Collection) by Sandra Hochman PDF

By Sandra Hochman

Turner Publishing proudly provides the 1st of 3 new literary works by way of Sandra Hochman, writer of Walking Papers.

When requested in 1976 via a reporter from People Magazine if her first novels have been autobiographical, Sandra Hochman responded, "My genuine existence is way extra wonderful than the books. sooner or later I plan to jot down approximately it—men, Paris and women's liberation. it may possibly be known as Unreal Life."

Hochman first met Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Robert Lowell in 1961 on the Russian Tea Room in manhattan. She was once to interview him for Encounter journal. Hochman was once twenty-five and had lately again from Paris the place she had lived along with her husband for 4 years. They have been now separated. Lowell used to be forty-three with plans to go away his spouse. Hochman recollects it because the day that modified her existence. the 2 poets fell in love immediately, and prior to the evening was once over, they'd vowed to stick jointly perpetually. In Hochman's first literary paintings in virtually 40 years, she writes in startling aspect in regards to the torrid and finally doomed affair that might follow.

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Download Dance of the Rose and the Nightingale (Gender, Culture, and by Nesta Ramazani PDF

By Nesta Ramazani

this is often a unprecedented autobiography of a tender woman growing to be up in Iran. The daughter of an English Christian mom and an Iranian Zoroastrian father, Nesta Ramazani sketches her own existence tale opposed to the backdrop of a society marked by means of the fusion of Iranian, Islamic, and Western cultures, and through the efforts of an authoritarian nation to strength modernization on a standard society.
inside of this multicultural tapestry of private, cultural, and nationwide lifestyles, the writer portrays how she got here to like Persian and Western tune, poetry, and dance. yet translating this love into perform appeared an insurmountable job till an American girl pioneered the institution of the 1st indigenous Iranian ballet corporation. As a member of this troupe, the writer violated conference, appearing first in her fatherland after which touring in a foreign country to convey this gorgeous synthesis of Persian/Western types to overseas audiences.
the importance of this paintings transcends an autobiography penned via an Iranian woman—still a taboo in conventional Iranian society—it is a distinct microcosm of today’s common quest for a discussion between civilizations. Ramazani’s tale will charm not just to scholars of Iran, the center East, and women’s experiences, but in addition to basic readers.

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Download Il sesso nelle camere d'albergo: Saggi (1989-2010) (Einaudi. by Geoff Dyer,Giovanna Granato PDF

By Geoff Dyer,Giovanna Granato

Venticinque anni di vita, ovvero venticinque anni di letture, ricordi, viaggi, incontri e disavventure. L'amore in keeping with una cantante indiana, con l. a. voce da eterna ragazza, e quello consistent with una donna bellissima intravista in un negozio; le camere d'albergo con il letto immenso e lo specchio a figura intera, che subito suscitano pensieri erotici; l'Algeria di Camus, che ormai esiste solo nei suoi libri e nel cuore di chi li ha letti. E l'Africa, raccontata dal genio spericolato di Kapuscinski... Con l'intelligenza del critico e l. a. passione del narratore, Dyer ci attrae nel suo mondo, e ci cube che l'unico modo consistent with capire e apprezzare los angeles vita è essere curiosi, entusiasti e folli quanto basta.

Geoff Dyer si è conquistato l. a. devozione di un gruppo di attenti lettori grazie ai suoi insoliti romanzi, ma anche a una serie di opere difficilmente etichettabili: prima fra tutte, Natura morta con custodia di sax, un libro a metà tra il racconto e los angeles riscrittura della vita dei grandi del jazz. Nel corso della sua lunga carriera Dyer ha firmato saggi brevi dedicati ai temi piú diversi: fotografia, scultura, cinema, letteratura, ma anche scritti di natura vagamente autobiografica. Il sesso nelle camere d'albergo raccoglie una parte di questa sua sorprendente produzione.

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«Dyer scrive romanzi molto divertenti, saggi e anche reportage. Ma dà il meglio di sé quando mescola le tre cose insieme e ne trae una miscela tutta sua».
«The New Yorker»

«Scrive Dyer che il suo nuovo libro è una raccolta di "carabattole", ma poi prende quelle carabattole molto sul serio. E dovrebbe fare altrettanto chiunque abbia a cuore una lingua gioiosa e spumeggiante».
«The ny Times»

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Download The Prayer The Devil Answered : A Journey of Essays by Kathleen Phifer PDF

By Kathleen Phifer

"Out of Nowhere
You appeared
Out of nowhere
Unwanted, unclaimed, unnamed
Disturbing the existence strength flowing via my veins
Intoxicating my cells and riding me insane

You materialized
Out of nowhere
Although you haven't any claim
You brought on terrifying fears and excruciating pain
You intrigued me definite, cultivated me no

You came
Out of nowhere
Back to nowhere from whence you came
And with wish I gaze towards the morning¡¦s sun
Knowing, there¡¦s not a necessity for me to run

Kathleen Phifer„¦
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