An Unreliable Man

Author: Jostein Gaarder

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474605842

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the creative genius of Jostein Gaarder, author of modern classic Sophie's World, comes a novel about loneliness and the power of words Jakop is a lonely man. Divorced from his wife, with no friends apart from his constant companion Pelle, he spends his life attending the funerals of people he doesn't know, obscuring his identity in a web of improbable lies. As his addiction spirals out of control, he is forced to reconcile his love of language and stories with the ever more urgent need for human connection. An Unreliable Man is a moving and thought-provoking novel about loneliness and truth, about seeking a place in the world, and about how storytelling gives our lives meaning. Decades after his global bestseller Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder has written a poignant and funny book for our times - full of life and hope. Praise for Sophie's World 'A TOUR DE FORCE' Time 'EXTRAORDINARY' Newsweek 'A UNIQUE POPULAR CLASSIC' The Times 'A SIMPLY WONDERFUL, IRRESISTIBLE BOOK' Daily Telegraph
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Silencing the Past (20th anniversary edition)

Power and the Production of History

Author: Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807080543

Category: History

Page: 224

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Foreword by Hazel V. Carby A modern classic about power and the making of history, with a new foreword by a prominent scholar Placing the West’s failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operates in the making and recording of history. Presented here with a new foreword by renowned scholar Hazel V. Carby, Silencing the Past is an indispensable analysis of the silences in our historical narratives, of what is omitted and what is recorded, what is remembered and what is forgotten, and what these silences reveal about inequalities of power. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy, 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Anthony Kenny

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1119452791

Category: Philosophy

Page: 464

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Now in its third anniversary edition, world-renowned philosopher Anthony Kenny’s highly acclaimed survey of Western philosophy has been updated to provide essential coverage of contemporary Anglophone analytic and continental philosophy, and features a brand-new introduction on the history of philosophical sub-disciplines. 20th anniversary edition of Sir Anthony Kenny’s acclaimed survey of over 2,500 years of Western philosophical thought, featuring new chapters on Anglophone analytic and continental philosophy Offers the most concise and compelling story of the complete development of philosophy available Written by one of the most learned and pedigreed philosophers alive in Britain New to this edition is an array of significant female thinkers and continental figures such as Heidegger, Sartre, Beauvoir, Derrida, Foucault, Habermas, Popper, Anscombe, Austin, Geach, Foot, Quine, Davidson, Kripke, and Rawls Sets itself apart from competing volumes with Kenny’s distinctive voice and approachable style, making it accessible for students and curious general readers Now features 70 illustrations, many new to this edition
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Breath, Eyes, Memory

Author: Edwidge Danticat

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1569477965

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 8593

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At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village of Croix-des-Rosets to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti--to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.
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Fiction Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes an abridged edition of 1908 catalog issued under title: English prose fiction ... list of about 800 title.
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Singers' edition, operatic arias

lyric soprano, light lyric soprano

Author: Richard Boldrey,Robert Caldwell,Roger Pines,Janet Bookspan

Publisher: Caldwell Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 358

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Discusses voice categories and the light lyric soprano voice category. Presents eighteen arias in vocal score, together with the opera story, a historical perspective, a musical perspective, and a dramatic perspective for each. Word-by-word translations and phonetic readings are given where appropriate.
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The House at Riverton

Sophie Allport limited edition

Author: Kate Morton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 033046924X

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2233

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Originally published in 2007, Kate Morton's debut novel, The House at Riverton, went on to sell a million copies in the UK alone and won the Richard and Judy Book Club Best Read of the Year. This special tenth anniversary edition of Kate Morton's acclaimed debut features a special foreword from the author. Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again. Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long-consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.
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