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The Swerve

The Swerve Book
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0099572443
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. This book details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it.

The Swerve How the World Became Modern

The Swerve  How the World Became Modern Book
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2011-09-26
ISBN : 0393083381
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

Tyrant Shakespeare on Politics

Tyrant  Shakespeare on Politics Book
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2018-05-08
ISBN : 0393635767
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Brilliant, beautifully organized, exceedingly readable."—Philip Roth World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. Examining the psyche—and psychoses—of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule. Tyrant shows that Shakespeare’s work remains vitally relevant today, not least in its probing of the unquenchable, narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the self-destructive willingness of collaborators who indulge them.

The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve Book
Author : Robert Jay Lifton
Publisher : The New Press
Release : 2017-10-10
ISBN : 1620973480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Longlisted for the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing "Well worth the read. . . . [A] prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars." —The Washington Post From "one of the world’s foremost thinkers" (Bill Moyers), a profound, hopeful, and timely call for an emerging new collective consciousness to combat climate change Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks to the power of corporate-funded climate denialists and the fact that "with its slower, incremental sequence, [climate change] lends itself less to the apocalyptic drama," a large swathe of humanity has numbed themselves to the reality of climate change. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—"our greatest evolutionary asset"—to translate a growing species awareness—or "climate swerve"—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

Swerve

Swerve Book
Author : Kevin Cullen
Publisher : Post Hill Press
Release : 2021-12-14
ISBN : 1637580355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Have you ever read something that fundamentally changed the way you looked at your life, your business, your situation, and those around you? Has someone ever said something to you that opened your eyes to a whole new possibility? As a business consultant, Kevin Cullen was always looking for ways to approach business that allowed him to offer clients new access to their traditional way of thinking, speaking, being, and acting. Virtually everything we know, we’ve learned from another. For most, this began with our parents—they taught us how to speak, walk, eat, and gave us the foundation for functioning in life. As we grew older, others entered our life—relatives, teachers, playmates, and even strangers. We are continually learning and discovering as we go through life, and hopefully those things we learn help us to be better people, improve the quality of our lives, and be more effective, satisfied, and fulfilled. Throughout his life, Kevin had the unique opportunity to spend time with some amazing people—Mother Teresa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, gurus, philosophers, business leaders, celebrities, teachers, and leading-edge thinkers, to name a few. Some of the best lessons in this book are based on insights gained from these folks. Kevin shares these conversations and stories with readers here so they, too, might gain some of the incredible benefits. These lessons are not intended to provide answers, but rather to provoke an inquiry for you that will perhaps have you discover something for yourself…ultimately leading to a transformation in the way you live life.

Swerve

Swerve Book
Author : Phillip Gwynne
Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
Release : 2009-08-31
ISBN : 1742286585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the country's finest young cellists, 16 year-old Hugh Twycross has a very bright future. A future that has been mapped out by his parents, his teachers, by everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his newly discovered grandfather, Poppy, asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected. As they embark on a journey into the vast and fierce landscape of the Australian interior, Hugh discovers that Poppy has a secret that will unravel both their lives and take them in a direction they never expected. Visit betweenthelines.com.au - the destination for Young Adult books.

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve Book
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-09-12
ISBN : 0393634582
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Endlessly illuminating and a sheer pleasure to read.” —Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography Daring to take the great biblical account of human origins seriously, but without credulity The most influential story in Western cultural history, the biblical account of Adam and Eve is now treated either as the sacred possession of the faithful or as the butt of secular jokes. Here, acclaimed scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores it with profound appreciation for its cultural and psychological power as literature. From the birth of the Hebrew Bible to the awe-inspiring contributions of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in bringing Adam and Eve to vivid life, Greenblatt unpacks the story’s many interpretations and consequences over time. Rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, narrow literalism, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature: all can be counted as children of our “first” parents.

Swerve

Swerve Book
Author : Vicki Pettersson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-05-31
ISBN : 1476798591
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose “skill at capturing emotion in lyrical passages sets her head and shoulders above her peers” (Publishers Weekly) dives head first into the world of psychological thrillers with “one twisted, horrifying ride [that] kept me up the night after I finished it” (Kim Harrison). When Kristine Rush’s fiancé is abducted from a desolate rest stop en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, she is forced to choose: return home unharmed or plunge forward into the searing Mojave desert to find him…where a murderer lies in wait. One road. One woman. One killer. Speeding against the clock, and uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind, Kristine blazes an epic path through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and a landscape rife with unimaginable horrors. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must summon long forgotten resources to go head-to-head against an unpredictable killer. And she’d better hurry. Because she only has twenty-four hours…to make one hell of a trip.

Swerve or Die

Swerve or Die Book
Author : Kyle Petty,Ellis Henican
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2022-08-09
ISBN : 1250277825
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*A Wall Street Journal, Southern Indie, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller* Stock-car racing star, country singer, and sports broadcaster Kyle Petty shares his familial legacy, intertwined with NASCAR’s founding and history, in Swerve or Die—written with Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellis Henican, the New York Times bestselling coauthor of In the Blink of an Eye. “Born into racing royalty. The only son of NASCAR’s winningest driver ever. The grandson of one of the sport’s true pioneers. The nephew of our very first Hall of Fame engine builder. It’s quite a family to represent, and through it all, I’ve somehow managed to keep being Kyle.” Kyle Petty won his very first stock-car race, the Daytona ARCA 200, in 1979 when he was eighteen. Hailed as a third-generation professional NASCAR racer, he became an instant celebrity in circles he had been around all his young life. Despite being the grandson and son of racing champions Lee Petty and Richard Petty, Kyle didn’t inherit innate talent. Working in his family’s North Carolina race shop from an early age, he learned all about car mechanics and maintenance long before he got behind the wheel. And although Kyle continued the family business, driving “Petty blue” colored cars emblazoned with his grandfather’s #42—a number once used by Marty Robbins—his career took a different route than his forebears’. In Swerve or Die: Life at My Speed in the First Family of NASCAR Racing, Kyle chronicles his life on and off the racetrack, presenting his insider’s perspective of growing up throughout the sport’s popular rise in American culture. In between driving and running Petty Enterprises for thirty years, Kyle took some detours into country music, voiced Cal Weathers in Pixar’s Cars 3, and started his annual motorcycle Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America. And when his nineteen-year-old son Adam, a fourth-generation racing Petty, tragically lost his life on the track, Kyle founded Victory Junction, a camp for children with chronic and serious medical conditions in Adam’s name—with help from Academy Award-winning actor and motorsports enthusiast Paul Newman. Filled with NASCAR history, stories of his family’s careers, and anecdotes about some of stock-car racing’s most famous drivers, Kyle’s memoir also tackles the sport’s evolution, discussing how welcoming diverse racers, improving car and track safety features, and integrating green technology will benefit NASCAR’s competitors and fans in the future. Includes Photographs

Shakespeare s Freedom

Shakespeare s Freedom Book
Author : Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-01-15
ISBN : 0226306674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the elegance and verve for which he is well known, Greenblatt, author of the bestselling "Will in the World," shows that Shakespeare was strikingly averse to such absolutes as scripture, monarch, and God, and constantly probed the possibility of freedom from them.

The Book History Reader

The Book History Reader Book
Author : David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery,Head of the Centre for Open Learning David Finkelstein
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780415226585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The editors illustrate how book history studies have evolved into a broad approach which incorporates social and cultural considerations governing the production, dissemination and reception of print and texts.

Swerve

Swerve Book
Author : Aisha Tyler
Publisher : Plume Books
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780452286320
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Integrating words of wisdom with humorous commentary, a guidebook by the popular actress and comedian offers advice on sex, dating, style, and confidence to help women live their lives to the fullest.

Massive Swerve Book One

Massive Swerve  Book One Book
Author : Robert Valley
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008-06-01
ISBN : 9780981489537
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A full color collection of drawings, comics & stories by the Vancouver based animator, Robert Valley.

How to Teach a Slug to Read

How to Teach a Slug to Read Book
Author : Susan Pearson
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780761458050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides simple, step-by-step instructions for teaching a slug how to read, including using Mother Slug rhymes, helping your slug sound out words, and making vocabulary lists.

Cultural Mobility

Cultural Mobility Book
Author : Stephen Greenblatt,Ines Županov,Reinhard Meyer-Kalkus,Heike Paul,Pál Nyíri,Frederike Pannewick
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0521863562
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cultural Mobility offers a model for understanding the patterns of meaning that human societies create. It has emerged under the very distinguished editorial guidance of Stephen Greenblatt and represents a new way of thinking about culture and cultures with which scholars in many disciplines will need to engage.

Swerve Boosted Hearts 1

Swerve  Boosted Hearts  1  Book
Author : Sherilee Gray
Publisher : Sherilee Gray
Release : 2016-04-20
ISBN : 0473354640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rescuing a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume is the last thing Hugh should be doing, especially in the car he's just boosted. He definitely shouldn’t be asking her to share one hot night with him, not when he could bring danger to her door. But a thief like him can't offer more, no matter how much he wants to. After a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, Shay swore off relationships forever. So it's a good thing the raw, bearded, mountain of a man who came to her aid, isn't her type. But as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more. Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future? Series Order: Book 1: Swerve Book 2: Spin Book 3: Slide Praise for the Boosted Hearts series: "Trust me when I say, I think you are going to want to read this book. Hugh Colton just made me fall in love with him within a matter of pages....." - Amanda at WickedGoodReads on SWERVE "NOW we're talking, talk about a sexy, action packed swoon worthy read. Sherilee had my attention captivated from the get-go." - Nikki (Goodreads Reviewer) on SWERVE "The heat and angst between Darcey and Joe will make you melt and leave you fanning yourself!! This is a great book to go along with the amazing series!!! I can’t get enough!!" - Melissa (Alpha Book Club) on SPIN "I binged the last two books in this series this weekend and can now say I am 100% addicted to Sherilee Gray's novels. I LOVED this series so much that I want to go back and start them all over again." - Kimberley (Goodreads reviews) Keywords: anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha bad boy, protective hero, bad boy protective hero, bad boy, series romance, contemporary romance, action, plus size heroine, BBW, strong heroine, one night stand, sexy romance, opposites attract, romance series, free ebook, freebie, free book, free reads, free romance novel, free romance book, romance books free, free series starter, free contemporary romance, free romantic suspense

Practicing New Historicism

Practicing New Historicism Book
Author : Catherine Gallagher,Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2020-05-21
ISBN : 022677256X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For almost twenty years, new historicism has been a highly controversial and influential force in literary and cultural studies. In Practicing the New Historicism, two of its most distinguished practitioners reflect on its surprisingly disparate sources and far-reaching effects. In lucid and jargon-free prose, Catherine Gallagher and Stephen Greenblatt focus on five central aspects of new historicism: recurrent use of anecdotes, preoccupation with the nature of representations, fascination with the history of the body, sharp focus on neglected details, and skeptical analysis of ideology. Arguing that new historicism has always been more a passionately engaged practice of questioning and analysis than an abstract theory, Gallagher and Greenblatt demonstrate this practice in a series of characteristically dazzling readings of works ranging from paintings by Joos van Gent and Paolo Uccello to Hamlet and Great Expectations. By juxtaposing analyses of Renaissance and nineteenth-century topics, the authors uncover a number of unexpected contrasts and connections between the two periods. Are aspects of the dispute over the Roman Catholic doctrine of the Eucharist detectable in British political economists' hostility to the potato? How does Pip's isolation in Great Expectations shed light on Hamlet's doubt? Offering not only an insider's view of new historicism, but also a lively dialogue between a Renaissance scholar and a Victorianist, Practicing the New Historicism is an illuminating and unpredictable performance by two of America's most respected literary scholars. "Gallagher and Greenblatt offer a brilliant introduction to new historicism. In their hands, difficult ideas become coherent and accessible."—Choice "A tour de force of new literary criticism. . . . Gallagher and Greenblatt's virtuoso readings of paintings, potatoes (yes, spuds), religious ritual, and novels—all 'texts'—as well as essays on criticism and the significance of anecdotes, are likely to take their place as model examples of the qualities of the new critical school that they lead. . . . A zesty work for those already initiated into the incestuous world of contemporary literary criticism-and for those who might like to see what all the fuss is about."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action Book
Author : Walter G. Englert
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action book written by Walter G. Englert, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence Book
Author : Ross King
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Release : 2021-04-13
ISBN : 0385692986
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bestselling author of Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling captures the excitement and spirit of the Renaissance in this chronicle of the life and work of "the king of the world's booksellers" and the technological disruption that forever changed the ways knowledge spread. The Renaissance in Florence conjures images of beautiful frescoes and elegant buildings—the dazzling handiwork of the city's skilled artists and architects. But equally important for the centuries to follow were geniuses of a different sort: Florence's manuscript hunters, scribes, scholars, and booksellers, who blew the dust off a thousand years of history and, through the discovery and diffusion of ancient knowledge, imagined a new and enlightened world. At the heart of this activity was a remarkable man: Vespasiano da Bisticci. Born in 1422, he became what a friend called "the king of the world's booksellers." At a time when all books were made by hand, over four decades Vespasiano produced and sold many hundreds of volumes from his bookshop, which also became a gathering spot for discussion and debate. Besides repositories of ancient wisdom by the likes of Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero, his books were works of art in their own right, copied by talented scribes and illuminated by the finest miniaturists. His clients included a roll-call of popes, kings, and princes across Europe who wished to burnish their reputations by founding magnificent libraries. Vespasiano reached the summit of his powers as Europe's most prolific merchant of knowledge when a new invention appeared: the printed book. By 1480, the king of the world's booksellers was swept away by this epic technological disruption, whereby cheaply produced books reached readers who never could have afforded one of Vespasiano’s elegant manuscripts. A thrilling chronicle of intellectual ferment set against the dramatic political and religious turmoil of the era, including the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks, Ross King's The Bookseller of Florence is also an ode to books and bookmaking that charts the world-changing shift from script to print through the life of an extraordinary man long lost to history—one of the true titans of the Renaissance.

Pieces for the Left Hand

Pieces for the Left Hand Book
Author : J. Robert Lennon
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2010-08-31
ISBN : 9781555970048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Finally available in the United States, a singular story collection that Time Out declared "unsettlingly brilliant" Astudent's suicide note is not what it seems. A high school football rivalry turns absurd—and deadly. A much-loved cat seems to have been a different animal all along. A pair of identical twins aren't identical at all—or even related. A man finds his own yellowed birth announcement inside a bureau bought at auction. Set in a small upstate New York town, told in a conversational style, Pieces for the Left Hand is a stream of a hundred anecdotes, none much longer than a page. At once funny, bizarre, familiar, and disturbing, these deceptively straightforward tales nevertheless shock and amaze through uncanny coincidence, tragic misunderstanding, strange occurrence, or sudden insight. Unposted letters, unexpected visitors, false memories—in J. Robert Lennon's vision of America, these are the things that decide our fate. Wry and deadpan, powerful and philosophical, these addictive little tales reveal the everyday world as a strange and eerie place.