The Roots of Life

The Roots of Life
Author: Zdislav David Lasevski
Publsiher: Zdislav David Lasevski
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1467581399
ISBN 13: 9781467581394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of Life Book Review:

This book is about kids growing up in an orphanage. Its based on a true story because the author grew up in the same setting. Its a novel describing day-to-day activities and interactions between unique kids and their counselors. This book can be greatly enjoyed by all ages. Parents can read this book and tell their kids how lucky they are when they live in a warm home. The kids can learn how life evolves inside an orphanage and appreciate a warm house, food on their table and a comfortable bed at night. Ps. This book was translated into many languages.

Gods Demons and Others

Gods  Demons  and Others
Author: R. K. Narayan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1993-05-15
ISBN 10: 0226568253
ISBN 13: 9780226568256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gods Demons and Others Book Review:

Following in the footsteps of the storytellers of his native India, R. K. Narayan has produced his own versions of tales taken from the Ramayana and the Mahabarata. Carefully selecting those stories which include the strongest characters, and omitting the theological or social commentary that would have drawn out the telling, Narayan informs these fascinating myths with his urbane humor and graceful style. "Mr. Narayan gives vitality and an original viewpoint to the most ancient of legends, lacing them with his own blend of satire, pertinent explanation and thoughtful commentary."—Santha Rama Rau, New York Times "Narayan's narrative style is swift, firm, graceful, and lucid . . . thoroughly knowledgeable, skillful, entertaining. One could hardly hope for more."—Rosanne Klass, Times Literary Supplement

The Roots of Life

The Roots of Life
Author: Mahlon B. Hoagland
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 162
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4455333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Roots of Life Book Review:

Explains the basic principles of reproduction and evolution and discusses the importance of current research in genetics to cancer prevention and other major health concerns

Gods Demons Spirits

Gods  Demons   Spirits
Author: Dr. Abraham Kovoor
Publsiher: Jaico Publishing House
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2000-03-01
ISBN 10: 8172242166
ISBN 13: 9788172242169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gods Demons Spirits Book Review:

Gods, Demons and Spirits is a worthy successor to the bestseller BEGONE GODMEN. In it, Dr. Abraham Kovoor, the famed rationalist, continues his relentless crusade against charlatans and miraclemen with greater vigour. It is a scathing exposure of the conning methods employed by pseudo-gods, bogus gurus and assorted fakes to entrap their gullible victims.

A View of the Scriptures and of Natural Knowledge

A View of the Scriptures  and of Natural Knowledge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1838
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NLI:3202320-10
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Anderson Archer s SoHo

Anderson   Archer s SoHo
Author: Alexandra Anderson-Spivy,B. J. Archer
Publsiher: New York : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 191
Release: 1979-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780671248598
ISBN 13: 0671248596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Kill All Your Darlings

Kill All Your Darlings
Author: Luc Sante
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-04-25
ISBN 10: 1459618726
ISBN 13: 9781459618725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kill All Your Darlings Book Review:

In his books and in a string of wide-ranging and inventive essays, Luc Sante has shown himself to be not only one of our pre-eminent stylists, but also a critic of uncommon power and range. Kill All Your Darlings is the first collection of Sante's...

The Second Book of the Tao

The Second Book of the Tao
Author: Stephen Mitchell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN 10: 1101015993
ISBN 13: 9781101015995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Book of the Tao Book Review:

Enhanced by Stephen Mitchell’s illuminating commentary, the next volume of the classic manual on the art of living The most widely translated book in world literature after the Bible, Lao-tzu’s Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, is the classic manual on the art of living. Following the phenomenal success of his own version of the Tao Te Ching, renowned scholar and translator Stephen Mitchell has composed the innovative The Second Book of the Tao. Drawn from the work of Lao-tzu’s disciple Chuang-tzu and Confucius’s grandson Tzussu, The Second Book of the Tao offers Western readers a path into reality that has nothing to do with Taoism or Buddhism or old or new alone, but everything to do with truth. Mitchell has selected the freshest, clearest teachings from these two great students of the Tao and adapted them into versions that reveal the poetry, depth, and humor of the original texts with a thrilling new power. Alongside each adaptation, Mitchell includes his own commentary, at once explicating and complementing the text. This book is a twenty-first-century form of ancient wisdom, bringing a new, homemade sequel to the Tao Te Ching into the modern world. Mitchell’s renditions are radiantly lucid; they dig out the vision that’s hiding beneath the words; they grab the text by the scruff of the neck—by its heart, really—and let its essential meanings fall out. The book introduces us to a cast of vivid characters, most of them humble artisans or servants, who show us what it means to be in harmony with the way things are. Its wisdom provides a psychological and moral acuity as deep as the Tao Te Ching itself. The Second Book of the Tao is a gift to contemporary readers, granting us access to our own fundamental wisdom. Mitchell’s meditations and risky reimagining of the original texts are brilliant and liberating, not least because they keep catching us off-guard, opening up the heavens where before we saw a roof. He makes the ancient teachings at once modern, relevant, and timeless. Listen to a special podcast with Stephen Mitchell:

The Age of Deception

The Age of Deception
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1914-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780692258583
ISBN 13: 0692258582
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left
Author: Malik Gaines
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 1479804304
ISBN 13: 9781479804306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left Book Review:

Articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the sixties Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left illustrates the black political ideas that radicalized the artistic endeavors of musicians, playwrights, and actors beginning in the 1960s. These ideas paved the way for imaginative models for social transformation through performance. Using the notion of excess—its transgression, multiplicity, and ambivalence—Malik Gaines considers how performances of that era circulated a black political discourse capable of unsettling commonplace understandings of race, gender, and sexuality. Following the transnational route forged by W.E.B. Du Bois, Josephine Baker, and other modern political actors, from the United States to West Africa, Europe and back, this book considers how artists negotiated at once the local, national, and diasporic frames through which race has been represented. Looking broadly at performances found in music, theater, film, and everyday life—from American singer and pianist Nina Simone, Ghanaian playwrights Efua Sutherland and Ama Ata Aidoo, Afro-German actor Günther Kaufmann, to California-based performer Sylvester—Gaines explores how shared signs of racial legacy and resistance politics are articulated with regional distinction. Bringing the lens forward through contemporary art performance at the 2015 Venice Biennial, Gaines connects the idea of sixties radicality to today’s interest in that history, explores the aspects of those politics that are lost in translation, and highlights the black expressive strategies that have maintained potent energy. Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left articulates the role black theatricality played in the radical energy of the sixties, following the evolution of black identity politics to reveal blackness’s ability to transform contemporary social conditions.

Queer and Trans Migrations

Queer and Trans Migrations
Author: Eithne Luibheid,Karma R. Chavez
Publsiher: Dissident Feminisms
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780252085239
ISBN 13: 025208523X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer and Trans Migrations Book Review:

More than a quarter of a million LGBTQ-identified migrants in the United States lack documentation and constantly risk detention and deportation. LGBTQ migrants around the world endure similarly precarious situations. Eithne Luibhéid's and Karma R. Chávez's edited collection provides a first-of-its-kind look at LGBTQ migrants and communities. The academics, activists, and artists in the volume center illegalization, detention, and deportation in national and transnational contexts, and examine how migrants and allies negotiate, resist, refuse, and critique these processes. The works contribute to the fields of gender and sexuality studies, critical race and ethnic studies, borders and migration studies, and decolonial studies. Bridging voices and works from inside and outside of the academy, and international in scope, Queer and Trans Migrations illuminates new perspectives in the field of queer and trans migration studies.

My Days

My Days
Author: R. K. Narayan
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2013-07-30
ISBN 10: 0062307371
ISBN 13: 9780062307378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Days Book Review:

"I am inclined to call this the last chapter, but how can an autobiography have a final chapter? At best, it can only be a penultimate one; nor can it be given a rounded-off conclusion, as is possible in a work of fiction." So begins the last chapter of My Days, the only memoir from R. K. Narayan, hailed as "India's most notable novelist and short-story writer" by the New York Times Book Review. In his usual winning, humorous style, R. K. Narayan shares his life story, beginning in his grandmother's garden in Madras with his ferocious pet peacock. As a young boy with no interest in school, he trains grasshoppers, scouts, and generally takes part in life's excitements. Against the advice of all, especially his commanding headmaster father, the dreaming Narayan takes to writing fiction, and one of his pieces is accepted by Punch magazine (his "first prestige publication"). Soon his life includes bumbling British diplomats, curious movie moguls, evasive Indian officials, eccentric journalists, and "the blind urge" to fall in love. R. K. Narayan's larger-than-life perception of the human comedy is at once acute and forgiving, and always true to it.

Queer Trans Artists of Color

Queer   Trans Artists of Color
Author: Nia King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781988139005
ISBN 13: 1988139007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queer Trans Artists of Color Book Review:

Building on the groundbreaking first volume, Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives, Nia King returns with a second archive of interviews from her podcast We Want the Airwaves.

Survive Advance

Survive   Advance
Author: Tianna Bartoletta
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2021-06-04
ISBN 10: 9781735919317
ISBN 13: 1735919314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survive Advance Book Review:

"Survive and Advance" is a tournament strategy athletes employ to advance through the rounds. Whenever possible, athletes will attempt to advance to the next round without expending too much energy. The theory is that their best performance should come at the championships, in the final round, where the medals and titles are decided. To Tianna Bartoletta, the "Survive and Advance" strategy is effective away from the field of play as well. To her, it means doing whatever is needed to survive life...moment to moment, to get to tomorrow to fight another day. Tianna is defiance personified. Defiant of gravity, and defiant in the face of adversity. This revealing memoir by 3-time world champion, 2-time Olympian, and 3-time Olympic gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta, chronicles her drive to become an elite athlete and her climb to the top of her game...what you knew about her-and what you didn't-until now. You may think you know what it means to be a champion, but you're about to find out that you had no idea.

The Undocumented Americans

The Undocumented Americans
Author: Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 0399592709
ISBN 13: 9780399592706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Undocumented Americans Book Review:

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • One of the first undocumented immigrants to graduate from Harvard reveals the hidden lives of her fellow undocumented Americans in this deeply personal and groundbreaking portrait of a nation. “Karla’s book sheds light on people’s personal experiences and allows their stories to be told and their voices to be heard.”—Selena Gomez FINALIST FOR THE NBCC JOHN LEONARD AWARD • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW, NPR, THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, BOOK RIOT, LIBRARY JOURNAL, AND TIME Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after the election of 2016, the day she realized the story she’d tried to steer clear of was the only one she wanted to tell. So she wrote her immigration lawyer’s phone number on her hand in Sharpie and embarked on a trip across the country to tell the stories of her fellow undocumented immigrants—and to find the hidden key to her own. Looking beyond the flashpoints of the border or the activism of the DREAMers, Cornejo Villavicencio explores the lives of the undocumented—and the mysteries of her own life. She finds the singular, effervescent characters across the nation often reduced in the media to political pawns or nameless laborers. The stories she tells are not deferential or naively inspirational but show the love, magic, heartbreak, insanity, and vulgarity that infuse the day-to-day lives of her subjects. In New York, we meet the undocumented workers who were recruited into the federally funded Ground Zero cleanup after 9/11. In Miami, we enter the ubiquitous botanicas, which offer medicinal herbs and potions to those whose status blocks them from any other healthcare options. In Flint, Michigan, we learn of demands for state ID in order to receive life-saving clean water. In Connecticut, Cornejo Villavicencio, childless by choice, finds family in two teenage girls whose father is in sanctuary. And through it all we see the author grappling with the biggest questions of love, duty, family, and survival. In her incandescent, relentlessly probing voice, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio combines sensitive reporting and powerful personal narratives to bring to light remarkable stories of resilience, madness, and death. Through these stories we come to understand what it truly means to be a stray. An expendable. A hero. An American.

Dear America

Dear America
Author: Jose Antonio Vargas
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 0062851365
ISBN 13: 9780062851369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear America Book Review:

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER “This riveting, courageous memoir ought to be mandatory reading for every American.” —Michelle Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The New Jim Crow “l cried reading this book, realizing more fully what my parents endured.” —Amy Tan, New York Times bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins “This book couldn’t be more timely and more necessary.” —Dave Eggers, New York Times bestselling author of What Is the What and The Monk of Mokha Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, called “the most famous undocumented immigrant in America,” tackles one of the defining issues of our time in this explosive and deeply personal call to arms. “This is not a book about the politics of immigration. This book––at its core––is not about immigration at all. This book is about homelessness, not in a traditional sense, but in the unsettled, unmoored psychological state that undocumented immigrants like myself find ourselves in. This book is about lying and being forced to lie to get by; about passing as an American and as a contributing citizen; about families, keeping them together, and having to make new ones when you can’t. This book is about constantly hiding from the government and, in the process, hiding from ourselves. This book is about what it means to not have a home. After 25 years of living illegally in a country that does not consider me one of its own, this book is the closest thing I have to freedom.” —Jose Antonio Vargas, from Dear America

Cenzontle

Cenzontle
Author: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Publsiher: A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of Am
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781942683537
ISBN 13: 1942683537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cenzontle Book Review:

"A new edition of American contemporary poetry" --

How to Play Bebop Volume 1

How to Play Bebop  Volume 1
Author: David Baker
Publsiher: Alfred Music
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2005-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781457426049
ISBN 13: 1457426048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Play Bebop Volume 1 Book Review:

A three volume series that includes the scales, chords and modes necessary to play bebop music. A great introduction to a style that is most influential in today's music. The first volume includes scales, chords and modes most commonly used in bebop and other musical styles. The second volume covers the bebop language, patterns, formulas and other linking exercises necessary to play bebop music. A great introduction to a style that is most influential in today's music.

Children of the Land

Children of the Land
Author: Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 0062825607
ISBN 13: 9780062825605
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of the Land Book Review:

An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book of 2020 This unforgettable memoir from a prize-winning poet about growing up undocumented in the United States recounts the sorrows and joys of a family torn apart by draconian policies and chronicles one young man’s attempt to build a future in a nation that denies his existence. “You were not a ghost even though an entire country was scared of you. No one in this story was a ghost. This was not a story.” When Marcelo Hernandez Castillo was five years old and his family was preparing to cross the border between Mexico and the United States, he suffered temporary, stress-induced blindness. Castillo regained his vision, but quickly understood that he had to move into a threshold of invisibility before settling in California with his parents and siblings. Thus began a new life of hiding in plain sight and of paying extraordinarily careful attention at all times for fear of being truly seen. Before Castillo was one of the most celebrated poets of a generation, he was a boy who perfected his English in the hopes that he might never seem extraordinary. With beauty, grace, and honesty, Castillo recounts his and his family’s encounters with a system that treats them as criminals for seeking safe, ordinary lives. He writes of the Sunday afternoon when he opened the door to an ICE officer who had one hand on his holster, of the hours he spent making a fake social security card so that he could work to support his family, of his father’s deportation and the decade that he spent waiting to return to his wife and children only to be denied reentry, and of his mother’s heartbreaking decision to leave her children and grandchildren so that she could be reunited with her estranged husband and retire from a life of hard labor. Children of the Land distills the trauma of displacement, illuminates the human lives behind the headlines and serves as a stunning meditation on what it means to be a man and a citizen.

When Home Won t Let You Stay

When Home Won t Let You Stay
Author: Eva Respini,Ruth Erickson
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300247486
ISBN 13: 9780300247480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Home Won t Let You Stay Book Review:

Insightful and interdisciplinary, this book considers the movement of people around the world and how contemporary artists contribute to our understanding of it In this timely volume, artists and thinkers join in conversation around the topic of global migration, examining both its cultural impact and the culture of migration itself. Individual voices shed light on the societal transformations related to migration and its representation in 21st-century art, offering diverse points of entry into this massive phenomenon and its many manifestations. The featured artworks range from painting, sculpture, and photography to installation, video, and sound art, and their makers--including Isaac Julien, Richard Mosse, Reena Saini Kallat, Yinka Shonibare MBE, and Do Ho Suh, among many others--hail from around the world. Texts by experts in political science, Latin American studies, and human rights, as well as contemporary art, expand upon the political, economic, and social contexts of migration and its representation. The book also includes three conversations in which artists discuss the complexity of making work about migration. Amid worldwide tensions surrounding refugee crises and border security, this publication provides a nuanced interpretation of the current cultural moment. Intertwining themes of memory, home, activism, and more, When Home Won't Let You Stay meditates on how art both shapes and is shaped by the public discourse on migration.