A Butcher of Distinction

Author: Rob Hayes

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432708

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 1912

I provided him with things money can’t buy. And now he’s left me the most priceless gift of all. His most precious possessions. Two orphaned twins are forced out of the rural wilderness they know and into a bleak, brutal London that they don’t. Seeking refuge in a dank pub basement, they begin to plan their escape, only to find themselves locked in a nightmarish battle with a grieving stranger over their dead father’s sordid legacy. Shot through with pitch-black humour, A Butcher of Distinction offers a journey into the unique imagination of award-winning young playwright Rob Hayes. ‘Fiercely funny’ – Time Out ‘Hayes evokes Renaissance writers like Middleton and Ford in the more gruesome touches... it is brilliant’ – The Public Reviews ‘A disturbing, yet brilliant example of new writing in London’ – Fringe Review ‘There are so many compelling themes in this strange, disturbing new play... This is edgy, bracing work which demands attention.’ – Extra! Extra! ‘A beautifully complex, layered and twisted comedy’ – The Good Review
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The Butcher of Amritsar

General Reginald Dyer

Author: Nigel Collett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852855758

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 5874

On 13 April 1919, General Reginald Dyer marched a squad of Indian soldiers into the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, and opened fire without warning on a crowd gathered to hear political speeches. This is an account of the massacre set in the context of a biography of a man whose attitudes reflected many of the views common in the Raj.
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The Butcher of Amritsar

General Reginald Dyer

Author: Nigel Collett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852855758

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 7758

On 13 April 1919, General Reginald Dyer marched a squad of Indian soldiers into the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar, and opened fire without warning on a crowd gathered to hear political speeches. This is an account of the massacre set in the context of a biography of a man whose attitudes reflected many of the views common in the Raj.
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Songs for the Butcher's Daughter

Author: Peter Manseau

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849831912

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Itsik Malpesh was born the son of a goose-plucking factory manager during the Russian pogroms - his life saved on the night it began by the young daughter of a kosher slaughterer. Or so he believes… Exiled during the war, Itsik eventually finds himself in New York, working as a typesetter and writing poetry to his muse, the butcher's daughter, whom he is sure he will never see again. But it is here in New York that Itsik is unexpectedly reunited with his greatest love - and, later, his greatest enemy - with results both serendipitous and tragic. His story is recounted in his memoirs thanks to the most unlikely of translators - a twenty-one-year-old Boston Catholic college student who, in meeting Itsik, has embarked upon a great lie that will define his future and the most extraordinary friendship he'll ever know.
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Distinction

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113587316X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 640

View: 7800

No judgement of taste is innocent - we are all snobs. Pierre Bourdieu's Distinction brilliantly illuminates the social pretentions of the middle classes in the modern world, focusing on the tastes and preferences of the French bourgeoisie. First published in 1979, the book is at once a vast ethnography of contemporary France and a dissection of the bourgeois mind. In the course of everyday life we constantly choose between what we find aesthetically pleasing, and what we consider tacky, merely trendy, or ugly. Taste is not pure. Bourdieu demonstrates that our different aesth
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Step 9 (of 12)

Author: Rob Hayes

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1849432864

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Keith just wants to say he’s sorry. A lifetime of drug and alcohol abuse has given him a lot to apologise for – particularly to the two people who raised from a child. But as the memories of violence, betrayal, lies and recriminations are raked to the surface, it becomes clear that past actions can have shocking repercussions in the present. Forgiving is easy, forgetting is a different story. ‘This could have become far-fetched but Hayes's acidic humour and natural, instinctively paced dialogue stop the play spilling into melodrama. Hayes has a rare talent for creating frighteningly powerful characters who remain spine-tinglingly tangible, despite their extraordinary actions.’ 4 STARS – Time Out ‘...a tense, intimately edgy experience. Step 9 (of 12), with its numerous soul-gripping revelations, creates a drama that will wrench from its audience deep feelings of empathy, and deeply felt opinions. It's a play that involves you wholly in its central dilemma: how to clench your fist tightly enough to hold firm, but not so tight as to crush? This is thrilling, unrestrained entertainment.’ - onthefringepaper.co.uk ‘Step 9 (of 12), a new piece by the Offie-nominated playwright Rob Hayes is the second piece of his I’ve seen... More considered, fluid and conscious than the first yet maintaining his special, dark, comic tone. This is, quite genuinely, fringe theatre at its absolute best, do try and catch this show before it finishes.’ 4 stars– whatsonstage.com
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Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

Author: Marcia Muller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704344167

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 339

View: 6917

The latest paperback Sharon McCone mystery sees the PI out on her own for the first time, determined to make her new agency a success, and a man from her past wants her to find out who is trying to kill him.
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This Will End Badly

Author: Rob Hayes

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783193409

Category: Drama

Page: 72

View: 9803

You can’t even shit. Animals shit. Dogs. Insects. Microbes. You’re being outskilled by the most primitive lifeforms on Earth. Repressed rage. Entrenched isolation. Compacted bowels. Rob Hayes’ trio of interwoven monologues offers a funny, disturbing, and brutally honest assault on the illusion of modern masculinity.
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Distinction

A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste

Author: Pierre Bourdieu

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674212770

Category: Social Science

Page: 613

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Examines differences in taste between modern French classes, discusses the relationship between culture and politics, and outlines the strategies of pretension
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The Works of William Hogarth

Containing One Hundred and Fifty-nine Engravings

Author: William Hogarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Butcher's Crossing

Author: John Williams

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590174240

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 1859

In his National Book Award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome. With Butcher’s Crossing, his fiercely intelligent, beautifully written western, Williams dismantles the myths of modern America. It is the 1870s, and Will Andrews, fired up by Emerson to seek “an original relation to nature,” drops out of Harvard and heads west. He washes up in Butcher’s Crossing, a small Kansas town on the outskirts of nowhere. Butcher’s Crossing is full of restless men looking for ways to make money and ways to waste it. Before long Andrews strikes up a friendship with one of them, a man who regales Andrews with tales of immense herds of buffalo, ready for the taking, hidden away in a beautiful valley deep in the Colorado Rockies. He convinces Andrews to join in an expedition to track the animals down. The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Once there, however, the three men abandon themselves to an orgy of slaughter, so caught up in killing buffalo that they lose all sense of time. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. Next spring, half-insane with cabin fever, cold, and hunger, they stagger back to Butcher’s Crossing to find a world as irremediably changed as they have been.
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Shoulder of Mutton Field

Author: Desmond Whyman

Publisher: Nottingham University Press

ISBN: 1907284737

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 150

View: 2719

Drawing from technical and privately published family histories, this remarkable account provides a broad understanding of the development of the meat industry utilizing England’s Kentish Town as a model. With research on the decline of retail butcher shops from 45,000 in 1945 to fewer than 6,000 in 2010, this record not only describes the expertise and skill required of each trade associated with the meat industry but also catalogs how social changes impacted the business.
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Zoned in the USA

The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation

Author: Sonia A. Hirt

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454700

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Why are American cities, suburbs, and towns so distinct? Compared to European cities, those in the United States are characterized by lower densities and greater distances; neat, geometric layouts; an abundance of green space; a greater level of social segregation reflected in space; and—perhaps most noticeably—a greater share of individual, single-family detached housing. In Zoned in the USA, Sonia A. Hirt argues that zoning laws are among the important but understudied reasons for the cross-continental differences. Hirt shows that rather than being imported from Europe, U.S. municipal zoning law was in fact an institution that quickly developed its own, distinctly American profile. A distinct spatial culture of individualism—founded on an ideal of separate, single-family residences apart from the dirt and turmoil of industrial and agricultural production—has driven much of municipal regulation, defined land-use, and, ultimately, shaped American life. Hirt explores municipal zoning from a comparative and international perspective, drawing on archival resources and contemporary land-use laws from England, Germany, France, Australia, Russia, Canada, and Japan to challenge assumptions about American cities and the laws that guide them.
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The Republic of Letters

A Republication of Standard Literature

Author: Mrs. A. H. Nicholas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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The Biographical Magazine

Containing Portraits of Eminent and Ingenious Persons of Every Age and Nation, with Their Lives and Characters

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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The Darjeeling Distinction

Labor and Justice on Fair-Trade Tea Plantations in India

Author: Sarah Besky

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520277392

Category: Cooking

Page: 233

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Nestled in the Himalayan foothills of Northeast India, Darjeeling is synonymous with some of the finest and most expensive tea in the world. It is also home to a violent movement for regional autonomy that, like the tea industry, dates back to the days of colonial rule. In this nuanced ethnography, Sarah Besky narrates the lives of tea workers in Darjeeling. She explores how notions of fairness, value, and justice shifted with the rise of fair-trade practices and postcolonial separatist politics in the region. This is the first book to explore how fair-trade operates in the context of large-scale plantations. Readers in a variety of disciplines—anthropology, sociology, geography, environmental studies, and food studies—will gain a critical perspective on how plantation life is changing as Darjeeling struggles to reinvent its signature commodity for twenty-first-century consumers. The Darjeeling Distinction challenges fair-trade policy and practice, exposing how trade initiatives often fail to consider the larger environmental, historical, and sociopolitical forces that shape the lives of the people they intended to support.
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American Police

A History, 1845-1945

Author: Thomas A. Reppetto

Publisher: Enigma Books

ISBN: 1936274116

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 9856

From its beginnings in eighteenth-century London, this is the history of the largest urban police departments in the United States and a social portrait of America during the first century of its existence. From the birth of the New York City Police Department in 1845 to the end of World War II, each city had its share of crime, murders, vice, drug dealers, and addicts. Boston, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles each had their own history and developed in different ways according to local realities. But in every case, each police department had to deal with its share of good and bad cops, Pinkertons, gangsters, revolutionists, politicians, reporters, muckrakers, arsonists, murderers, district attorneys, strikers, labor spies, hanging judges, and axe-swinging crusaders, as well as every conceivable element of American society high and low. But American Police also offers a view of the FBI and its legendary director, J. Edgar Hoover; District Attorney Earl Warren and police commissioners such as Teddy Roosevelt, Stephen J. O'Meara, Richard Enright, Grover Whalen, Louis J. Valentine, and August Vollmer; and tough cops like Captain William "Clubber" Williams, Johnny "the Boff" Broderick, and John Cordes. It is also the history of crime over the course of a century that transformed the United States from a former colony of the British Empire to a powerful and restless nation poised for spectacular growth. Thomas A. Reppetto, a former commander of detectives, is the author of NYPD and American Mafia.
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