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Appointment in Samarra

Appointment in Samarra Book
Author : John O'Hara
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-04-30
ISBN : 1101602953
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The best-loved book by the writer whom Fran Lebowitz compared to the author of The Great Gatsby, calling him “the real F. Scott Fitzgerald” One of the great novels of small-town American life, Appointment in Samarra is John O’Hara’s crowning achievement. In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand Julian and Caroline English. But in one rash moment born inside a highball glass, Julian breaks with polite society and begins a rapid descent toward self-destruction. Brimming with wealth and privilege, jealousy and infidelity, O’Hara’s iconic first novel is an unflinching look at the dark side of the American dream—and a lasting testament to the keen social intelligence if a major American writer.

Appointment in Samarra Butterfield 8 Hope of Heaven

Appointment in Samarra   Butterfield 8   Hope of Heaven Book
Author : John O'Hara
Publisher :
Release : 1968
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Butterfield 8: A realist novel. It is a roman à clef loosely based upon the life of socialite and flapper Starr Faithfull, whose unsolved death in 1931 became a tabloid sensation.

A Study Guide for John O Hara s Appointment in Samarra

A Study Guide for John O Hara s  Appointment in Samarra  Book
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Release : 2016-06-29
ISBN : 1410340228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Study Guide for John O'Hara's "Appointment in Samarra," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Appointment in Sumarra

Appointment in Sumarra Book
Author : John O'Hara
Publisher :
Release : 2020-10-28
ISBN : 9781637110003
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Encounter with Death

Brazilian Folktales

Brazilian Folktales Book
Author : Livia de Almeida,Ana Portella
Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9781563089305
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A rich brew of more than 40 traditional Brazilian tales from the country's diverse cultural traditions.

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds Book
Author : Dawn B. Sova
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2006-01-01
ISBN : 0816071500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Revised Edition discusses writings that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths; challenged widely held assumptions; or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. The entries new to this edition include the Captain Underpants series, We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, and Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven by Margaret Zemach. Also included are updates to the censorship histories of such books as To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men.

Weimar Cinema

Weimar Cinema Book
Author : Noah Isenberg,Noah William Isenberg
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0231130554
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this comprehensive companion to Weimar cinema, chapters address the technological advancements of each film, their production and place within the larger history of German cinema, the style of the director, the actors and the rise of the German star, and the critical reception of the film.

Wrestling with Destiny

Wrestling with Destiny Book
Author : Lucy Holmes
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-03-20
ISBN : 1135627959
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Can psychoanalysis help people control their destinies? Using empirical evidence from neuroscience, Lucy Holmes makes a powerful argument that it can. This book considers the various ways in which destiny is linked to the repetition compulsion, and how free association in psychoanalysis can literally change the mind in ways that can help people reshape and take control of the future. Freud’s psychoanalysis is revealed here to be startlingly modern in its consonance with the latest findings in the study of the brain. The compulsion to repeat can propel human beings toward destinies they would never have consciously chosen. The tenacity of this human tendency can inhibit our ability to meet life’s challenges. These challenges include our gender; an inability to master the complexities of loving and the strains of marriage; fears regarding the impertinence of being successful; the unconscious, reptilian pleasure we derive from going to war and raping the planet; and the inexorable decline and decay of our mortal flesh. This book argues that the evolved talking that occurs in the psychoanalytic process can change the chemistry and structure of the brain in a way that helps the talker face these challenges and take charge of his or her own destiny. The author presents a cogent hypothesis spanning brain and mind to clarify how the basic rule of psychoanalysis - "just say everything" - can actually cure. This will appeal to mental health professionals such as psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, and students at the post-graduate level, as well as the general interested reader.

The Gift of Adversity

The Gift of Adversity Book
Author : Norman E Rosenthal MD
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2013-08-29
ISBN : 110161305X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now in paperback—this acclaimed book from Norman Rosenthal, the New York Times–bestselling author and research psychiatrist, shows how life’s disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become happier and more resilient human beings. Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Silver Award in the category of Heroic Journeys. Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and should learn from all experiences, both positive and negative, bestselling author Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, believes that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter. Whether the adversity one experiences is the result of poor decision-making, a desire to test one’s mettle, or plain bad luck, Rosenthal believes life’s most important lessons—from the value of family to the importance of occasionally cutting corners—can be best learned from it. Running counter to society’s current prevailing message that “excellence” must always be aspired to, and failure or mistakes of any sort are to be avoided at all costs, Rosenthal shows that engaging with our own failures and defeats is one of the only ways we are able to live authentic and meaningful lives, and that each different type of adversity carries its own challenges and has the potential to yield its own form of wisdom. Using stories from his own life—including his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa, his years after suffering a violent attack from a stranger, and his career as a psychiatrist—as well as case studies and discussions with well-known figures like Viktor Frankl and David Lynch, Rosenthal shows that true innovation, emotional resilience, wisdom, and dignity can only come from confronting and understanding the adversity we have experienced. Even when life is hardest, there are meanings to be found, riches to be harvested, and gifts that can last a lifetime. Rosenthal illustrates his message through a series of compact, memorable chapters, each one drawn from episodes in the lives of his patients, colleagues, or himself, and concluded with a take-away maxim on the lesson learned.

Dark Actors

Dark Actors Book
Author : Robert Lewis
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-07-04
ISBN : 0857209191
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One July afternoon in 2003, in a quiet part of Oxfordshire, a scientist went out for a walk and never came back. Dr David Kelly had been all over the news in the preceding days; as an investigator on the team which went into Iraq to check whether they had weapons of mass destruction, he had been accused of anonymously briefing a BBC reporter that the government's case for the Iraq War had been deliberately falsified. When the news came through that his body had been found in woods near his country home, for the briefest of moments, a stunned Britain held its breath and wondered if this was what it had come to. Our intelligence services were already collaborating in the torture of British citizens for reasons of national security. Had they committed murder too? Tony Blair himself was for once without answer. At a press conference in Japan a reporter stood up and asked him if he had blood on his hands. The Prime Minister stood there blinking behind his mask until he walked, shocked, from the podium. But Britain kept calm and carried on. Normal service was resumed, and the world began spinning again. David Kelly, we were told, had committed suicide for personal reasons that had nothing to do with Downing Street or the Iraq War. But not all could believe that. For those that couldn't, they too lost a part of themselves that afternoon. Conspiracy theorists, eccentrics, obsessives, lunatics, paranoids, fantasists, zealots: they had been awarded all these sobriquets and more. Yet it was easy enough to see, lurking behind the cracks and gaps in the government's account, the hulk of a great and deliberate dishonesty. Simply to read about what transpired in Longworth, Oxfordshire on the 17thJuly 2003 made it impossible to believe otherwise.

The End of Iraq

The End of Iraq Book
Author : Peter W. Galbraith
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN : 1847396127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The invasion of Iraq by American, British and other coalition forces has indeed transformed the Middle East, but not as the Bush and Blair administrations had imagined. It is Iran, not Western-style democracy, that has emerged as the big winner, creating a Tehran-Baghdad axis that would have been unthinkable before the war. THE END OF IRAQ is the definitive account of the US and UK's catastrophic involvement in Iraq, as told by America's leading independent expert on the country. Peter Galbraith reveals in exquisite detail how US policies -- some going back to the Reagan administration -- have now produced a nearly independent Kurdistan in the north, an Islamic state in the south, and uncontrollable insurgency in the centre, and an incipient Sunni-Shiite civil war that has Baghdad as its central front. Iraq, Galbraith argues, cannot be reconstructed as a single state. Instead, a sensible strategy must accept that it has already broken up and focus instead on stopping an escalating civil war. Unflinching, accessible and powerful, THE END OF IRAQ explores and explains the myriad mistakes and false assumptions that have brought the country to its current pass, and what must be done to prevent further bloodshed.

Ninety Nine Ways to Be Happier Every Day

Ninety Nine Ways to Be Happier Every Day Book
Author : Hampton, Terry
Publisher : Pelican Publishing
Release :
ISBN : 9781455609666
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This collection of tried-and-true techniques instructs and encourages you to "love living," "learn how to say no sometimes," and "keep the faith."

There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book Revised and Expanded Again

There Are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book  Revised and Expanded  Again  Book
Author : Robert M. Martin
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release : 2011-10-26
ISBN : 1460402049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As this book richly and entertainingly demonstrates, philosophy is as much the search for the right questions as it is the search for the right answers. Robert M. Martin’s popular collection of philosophical puzzles, paradoxes, jokes, and anecdotes is updated and expanded in this third edition, with dozens of new entries.

The Therapist in Mourning

The Therapist in Mourning Book
Author : Kerry L Malawista,Anne J Adelman
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2013-05-28
ISBN : 0231534604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The unexpected loss of a client can be a lonely and isolating experience for therapists. While family and friends can ritually mourn the deceased, the nature of the therapeutic relationship prohibits therapists from engaging in such activities. Practitioners can only share memories of a client in circumscribed ways, while respecting the patient's confidentiality. Therefore, they may find it difficult to discuss the things that made the therapeutic relationship meaningful. Similarly, when a therapist loses someone in their private lives, they are expected to isolate themselves from grief, since allowing one's personal life to enter the working relationship can interfere with a client's self-discovery and healing. For therapists caught between their grief and the empathy they provide for their clients, this collection explores the complexity of bereavement within the practice setting. It also examines the professional and personal ramifications of death and loss for the practicing clinician. Featuring original essays from longstanding practitioners, the collection demonstrates the universal experience of bereavement while outlining a theoretical framework for the position of the bereft therapist. Essays cover the unexpected death of clients and patient suicide, personal loss in a therapist's life, the grief of clients who lose a therapist, disastrous loss within a community, and the grief resulting from professional losses and disruptions. The first of its kind, this volume gives voice to long-suppressed thoughts and emotions, enabling psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental health specialists to achieve the connection and healing they bring to their own work.

Wait For It

Wait For It Book
Author : Jesse McLean
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2014-09-01
ISBN : 1770906274
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Re-live the entire hit series with this insightful companion As the record-breaking run of the CBS hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother draws to an end, new fans of the epic romantic comedy are still appearing in droves, thanks to the joy of binge-watching on demand. What better way for old fans and new to reminisce about all the friendships and fun than by looking at the series as a whole in Jesse McLean's Wait For It. With an entertaining examination of each of the nine seasons of the show, McLean not only looks at the characters and stories, but the making-of stories, the running gags, the lead actors, and the lasting impact of How I Met Your Mother on pop culture thanks to a cult fandom that's grown to a national obsession.

New And Selected Poems

New And Selected Poems Book
Author : Donald Justice
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2009-02-04
ISBN : 0307558541
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

"He is one of our finest poets, " Anthony Hecht has said of Donald Justice. Winner most recently of a 1996 Lannan Literary Award, Justice has been the recipient of almost every contemporary grant and prize for poetry, from the Lamont to the Bollingen and the Pulitzer. The present volume replaces his 1980 Selected Poems and contains, in addition, poems from the last 15 years.

Dead Pool

Dead Pool Book
Author : James Lawrence Powell
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 9780520254770
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Writing for a wide audience, Powell shows us exactly why an urgent threat during the first half of the twenty-first century will come not from the rising of the seas but from the falling of the reservoirs."--BOOK JACKET.

The Genteel John O Hara

The Genteel John O Hara Book
Author : Pamela Carol Mac Arthur
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2009
ISBN : 9783039105151
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The writer John O'Hara (1905-1970) came from Pottsville in Pennsylvania. He put his home town and the surrounding vicinity under a microscope to produce an account of 'The Anthracite Region' that rivals Edith Wharton's descriptions of New York and Sinclair Lewis's anatomy of Sauk Centre. With the discerning eye of a local resident, O'Hara recreated this coal-rich region and its people so well that his novelettes, novellas, novels, plays and short stories give a true record of his 'Pennsylvania Protectorate' in the latter part of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. In order to reveal the ethnographical, geographical and historical authenticity of the O'Hara Canon, this book examines his writings in the context of Pottsville and the borough of Tamaqua, as well as the nearby towns and villages. The author also investigates both O'Hara's genteel upbringing and his gangster stratum. The book explores the many dimensions of O'Hara's life from the time of his birth until his escape to New York City in 1928. New sources such as unpublished letters and interviews with O'Hara's family, friends and enemies provide important insights into O'Hara, as well as into Pottsville and the surrounding region.

Everyone s Day in Samarra

Everyone s Day in Samarra Book
Author : Duane Bedell
Publisher :
Release : 2019-11
ISBN : 9781704493923
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Everyone's Day in Samarra, is a twofold allusion: 1) the fable Appointment in Samarra, and 2) the book Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara. It is a dystopian piece that contains violence, battle situations, and historical references with implications for current and future affairs. The underlying science fiction elements and premises provide context for the story. An excerpt follows: Prosperity Way-1 is a narrow lane with islands of filth, few operating businesses, and fewer functional people. There are no dogs, cats, rats, or even birds; protein is protein and cannibalism is not unknown, especially in the all-too-often lean times. Beleaguered former storefronts are marginally boarded with crumbling, rotting scraps of pallet wood. Nearly all the slats meant to secure the abandoned buildings were used long ago for winter barrel fires sporadically tended by the disinherited, disinterested, and numbed. Doorless frames and empty windows gape like hungry mouths and eyeless sockets waiting for sustenance and vision. The few remaining faux businesses nominally serve the officially designated Homeless under grudging NorAm Prosperity Purity Party subsidies, and the Working Poor as their sporadic wages permit. These two insurmountable castes are fluid and interchangeable-once there, always there. Orange lightning rune tattoos are inscribed on the temples of every child born into the castes, indelible and inescapable. The only exceptions are male children chosen to be Purists, NorAm enforcers, who have the ancient, blood-red ichthys tattooed on their foreheads. They are taken from their parents like janissaries to eat meat and learn cruelty at the hands of Masters to better serve the Blue-eyed Masters purportedly pursuing Prosperity and Purity.

The O Hara Concern

The O   Hara Concern Book
Author : Matthew J. Bruccoli
Publisher : University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release : 1975-07-15
ISBN : 0822974711
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The definitive biography of short story writer John O’Hara.