Pdf ebook: A Thaw Foretold

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Summary: Written between one January and the next, A Thaw Foretold is a passionate exploration of themes that are as timeless and recurrent as the seasons. In langu

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Biblioasis
  • ISBN: 1927428505
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Language: English
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Description: Written between one January and the next, A Thaw Foretold is a passionate exploration of themes that are as timeless and recurrent as the seasons. In language that is both precisely vivid and particular, embracing both colloquial directness and formal elegance, the poems confront the elementals of love and loss, mortality and remembrance.


Pdf ebook: The Lily Pond

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Summary: A memoir that chronicles unflinchingly the destructiveness of bipolar disorder - an illness that infiltrates thinking, feeling and acting in ways that chan

  • Author : Mike Barnes
  • Publisher: Biblioasis
  • ISBN: 1897231792
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: A memoir that chronicles unflinchingly the destructiveness of bipolar disorder - an illness that infiltrates thinking, feeling and acting in ways that change the very fabric of identity, of the life story one is telling oneself; however, The Lily Pond is equally searching in its exploration of the psyche's resources in healing and reknitting that story.


Pdf ebook: The Reasonable Ogre

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Summary: "The Reasonable Ogre is a marvel, and a tribute to the power of story. The illustrations and language are so entwined as to be inseparable, and they cast a

  • Author : Mike Barnes
  • Publisher: Biblioasis
  • ISBN: 1926845455
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
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Description: "The Reasonable Ogre is a marvel, and a tribute to the power of story. The illustrations and language are so entwined as to be inseparable, and they cast a beautiful spell. Mike Barnes is a real fairy-tale creature."—Kate Bernheimer, author of Horse, Flower, Bird In the world of The Reasonable Ogre, magic is nothing if not paradoxical. Ogres can indeed be reasonable, prisons may prove porous, gifts often come disguised as curses, and springs gone dry are only waiting to resurface. At once comic and moving, troubling and restorative, Mike Barnes’s original stories are here to remind us that fairy tales aren’t about the happily-ever-after: they’re about the strange detours we take trying to get there. With seventy drawings from the striking brush of Segbingway. Mike Barnes is the author of The Lily Pond: A Memoir of Madness, Memory, Myth, and Metamorphosis, two novels, two volumes of poetry, and two short fiction collections. Segbingway is an artist who lives in Toronto.


Pdf ebook: Jailbreaks

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Summary: In 1910 Lawrence J. Burpee published an anthology of 100 Canadian Sonnets. Poet and critic Zachariah Wells figured it was high time for an update on that d

  • Author : Zachariah Wells
  • Publisher: Biblioasis
  • ISBN: 1926845722
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: In 1910 Lawrence J. Burpee published an anthology of 100 Canadian Sonnets. Poet and critic Zachariah Wells figured it was high time for an update on that dusty tome. In Jailbreaks, Wells has gathered 99 of his favourite sonnets written by Canadians, from the 19th century to the present day.


Pdf ebook: The Canadian Short Story

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Summary: No other person has done more to celebrate and encourage the short story in Canada than John Metcalf. For more than five decades he has worked tirelessly a

  • Author : John Metcalf
  • Publisher: Biblioasis
  • ISBN: 177196085X
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: No other person has done more to celebrate and encourage the short story in Canada than John Metcalf. For more than five decades he has worked tirelessly as editor, anthologist, writer, critic, and teacher to help shape our understanding of the form and what it can do. The long-time editor of the yearly Best Canadian Stories anthology, as well as a fiction editor at some of the pre-eminent literary presses in the country for more than forty years, he has worked to support and champion several generations of our best writers. Literature in Canada would be far less without his efforts. Sifting through a lifetime of reading, writing, and thinking about the short story in this country, and where it fits within the larger currents of world literature, Metcalf’s magisterial The Canadian Short Story offers the most authoritative book on the subject to date. Most importantly, it includes an expanded and reconsidered Century List, Metcalf’s critical guide to the best Canadian short story collections of the last 100 years. But more than a critical book, The Canadian Short Story is a love-letter to the form, a passionate defense of the best of our literature, and a championing of those books and writers most often over-looked. It is a guide not only to what to read, but also one, its author’s most fervent desire, which aims to make better readers of us all.


Pdf ebook: Be With

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Summary: Drawing on the author’s seven years of caring for his mother through Alzheimer’s, Be With: Letters to a Caregiver is what its title promises: four disp

  • Author : Mike Barnes
  • Publisher: Biblioasis
  • ISBN: 1771962445
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Number of Pages: 156
  • Language: English
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Description: Drawing on the author’s seven years of caring for his mother through Alzheimer’s, Be With: Letters to a Caregiver is what its title promises: four dispatches to an anonymous long-term caregiver. In brief passages that cast fresh light on what it means to live with dementia, Barnes shares trials, insights, solace—and, ultimately, inspiration. Meant to be a companion in waiting rooms, on bus routes, or while a loved one naps, Be With is a dippable source of clarity for harried readers who might only have time for a few lines or paragraphs. Mike Barnes writes with sensitivity and grace about fellowship, responsibility, and joyful relatedness—what it means to simply be with the people that we love.


Pdf ebook: A Shostakovich Casebook

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Summary: A collection of writings analyzing the controversial 1979 posthumous memoirs of the great Russian composer at their significance. In 1979, the alleged memo

  • Author : Malcolm Hamrick Brown
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 025305625X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 392
  • Language: English
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Description: A collection of writings analyzing the controversial 1979 posthumous memoirs of the great Russian composer at their significance. In 1979, the alleged memoirs of legendary composer Dmitry Shostakovich (1906–1975) were published as Testimony: The Memoirs of Dmitry Shostakovich As Related to and Edited by Solomon Volkov. Since its appearance, however, Testimony has been the focus of controversy in Shostakovich studies as doubts were raised concerning its authenticity and the role of its editor, Volkov, in creating the book. A Shostakovich Casebook presents twenty-five essays, interviews, newspaper articles, and reviews—many newly available since the collapse of the Soviet Union—that review the “case” of Shostakovich. In addition to authoritatively reassessing Testimony’s genesis and reception, the authors in this book address issues of political influence on musical creativity and the role of the artist within a totalitarian society. Internationally known contributors include Richard Taruskin, Laurel E. Fay, and Irina Antonovna Shostakovich, the composer’s widow. This volume combines a balanced reconsideration of the Testimony controversy with an examination of what the controversy signifies for all music historians, performers, and thoughtful listeners. Praise for A Shostakovich Casebook “A major event . . . This Casebook is not only about Volkov’s Testimony, it is about music old and new in the 20th century, about the cultural legacy of one of that century’s most extravagant social experiments, and what we have to learn from them, not only what they ought to learn from us.” —Caryl Emerson, Princeton University


Pdf ebook: River Otter

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Summary: Born into a society tolerant of homosexuals, River Otter is confused by the white culture’s persecution of such men. As the war begins to wind down, Otte

  • Author : Mark Wildyr
  • Publisher: JMS Books LLC
  • ISBN: 164656720X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 100
  • Language: English
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Description: Born into a society tolerant of homosexuals, River Otter is confused by the white culture’s persecution of such men. As the war begins to wind down, Otter leaves the only home he has ever known to help Major James Morrow, commandant of Ft. Yanube, build a farm north of the fort. He begins a new life with the handsome major while coming to grips with growing hostility toward natives and rising danger from a local militia bent on eliminating all bloods from the territory. As his physical attraction for the blond soldier slowly grows into a love perilous to both of them, Otter is distracted by personal challenges. As he struggles to survive the social and political upheaval sweeping the plains, can remain true to his own set of values?


Pdf ebook: The Westcotes

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Summary: Endymion, the elder, (who took the lead of Narcissus in all, things), was the fine flower of the Westcote stocks, and, out of question, the most influentia

  • Author : Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465594264
  • Genre: Books
  • Number of Pages: 289
  • Language: English
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Description: Endymion, the elder, (who took the lead of Narcissus in all, things), was the fine flower of the Westcote stocks, and, out of question, the most influential man in Axcester and for many a mile round justice of the Peace for the county of Somerset and Major of its Yeomanry, he served "our town," (so he called it) as Overseer of the Poor, Governor of the Grammar School, Chairman of Feoffees, Churchwarden, everything in short but MayorÑan office which he left to the tradesmen, while taking care to speak of it always with respect, and indeed to see it properly filled. The part of County MagistrateÑto which he had been bornÑhe played to perfection, and with a full sense of its dignified amenity. (It was whispered that the Lord Lieutenant himself stood in some awe of him.) His favourite character, however, was that of plain citizen of his native town. "I'm an Axcester man," he would declare in his public speeches, and in his own way he loved and served the little borough. For its good he held its Parliamentary representation in the hollow of his hand; and, as Overseer of the Poor, had dared public displeasure by revising the Voters' List and defying a mandamus of the Court of King's Bench rather than allow Axcester to fail in its duty of returning two members to support Mr. Percevall's Ministry. In 1800, when the price of wheat rose to 184s a quarter, a poor woman dropped dead in the market place of starvation. At once a mob collected, hoisted a quartern-loaf on a pole with the labelÑ"We will have Bread or Blood," and started to pillage the shop's in High Street. It was Endymion Westcote who rode up single-handed, (they, were carrying the only constable on their shoulders) and faced and dispersed the rioters. It was he who headed the subscription list, prevailed on the purchase a wagon-load of potatoes and persuaded the people to plant themÑfor even the seed potatoes had been eaten, and the gardens lay undigged. It was he who met the immediate famine by importing large quantities of rice. Finally, it was he, through his influence with the county, who brought back prosperity by getting the French prisoners sent to Axcester. We shall talk of these French prisoners by and by. To conclude this portrait of Endymion Westcote. He was a handsome, fresh-complexioned man, over six feet in height, and past his forty-fifth year; a bachelor and a Protestant. In his youth he had been noted for gallantry, and preserved some traces of it in his address. His grandfather had married a French lady, and although this union had not sensibly diluted the Westcote blood, Endymion would refer to it to palliate a youthful taste for playing the fiddle. He spoke French fluently, with a British accent which, when appointed Commissary, he took pains to improve by conversation with the prisoners, and was fond of discussing heredity with the two most distinguished of themÑthe Vicomte de Tocqueville and General Rochambeau.


Pdf ebook: The Golden Wheel Dream-book and Fortune-teller

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Summary: "The Golden Wheel Dream-book and Fortune-teller" by Felix Fontaine. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses e

  • Author : Felix Fontaine
  • Publisher: Good Press
  • ISBN:
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 841
  • Language: English
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Description: "The Golden Wheel Dream-book and Fortune-teller" by Felix Fontaine. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Pdf ebook: Sharna of Rocky Bay

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Summary: "Sharna of Rocky Bay" is the story of a young girl who spent her childhood amidst the cold, rocky coves with her family and best friend LuDell. Through man

  • Author : Alice Mertie Underhill
  • Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781572582859
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 146
  • Language: English
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Description: "Sharna of Rocky Bay" is the story of a young girl who spent her childhood amidst the cold, rocky coves with her family and best friend LuDell. Through many miraculous experiences, Sharna finally comes to the ultimate conclusion that the omnipotent Father is real; He does answer prayers.


Pdf ebook: Snowbound at the Manor

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Summary: An unexpected Christmas With a handsome stranger! The words merry and Christmas don’t go together for Jess. Not since the tragic death of her sister. So,

  • Author : Ellie Darkins
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1488065357
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: An unexpected Christmas With a handsome stranger! The words merry and Christmas don’t go together for Jess. Not since the tragic death of her sister. So, her trip to a luxury stately home is for business, not pleasure. Only Jess hadn’t counted on spending Christmas snowbound with enigmatic Rufus, elusive owner of both the manor and the most delicious smile she’s ever seen… To top it off, it’s more difficult to ignore the sparks between them with each passing day! From Harlequin Romance: Be swept away by glamorous and heartfelt love stories.


Pdf ebook: Death by Design

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Summary: DIY Diva Laurel McMillan rejoices when her student Jennifer's peacock pillow wins a design contest; that is, until Jennifer's husband Matt is smothered wit

  • Author : Paula Darnell
  • Publisher: Cozy Cat Press
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 221
  • Language: English
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Description: DIY Diva Laurel McMillan rejoices when her student Jennifer's peacock pillow wins a design contest; that is, until Jennifer's husband Matt is smothered with the very same pillow. When the police confiscate her prize-winning pillow, Jennifer freaks out, and Laurel fears that Jennifer may be more upset about losing the pillow than about Matt's death. But the police arrest disgraced nurse Edna Elkins, not Jennifer. Begging Laurel to find the real killer, Edna insists she's innocent, but Laurel's not so sure, and when Laurel encounters Jennifer while walking her lovable Labrador retriever, Bear, she's left with more questions than answers. Should the crafty DIY Diva play DIY Detective or does Edna really belong in jail? Includes recipes and pillow project instructions. This is the second book in the DIY Diva Mystery series.


Pdf ebook: Golden Days and Close Calls

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Summary: If you have ever been kicked, bitten, punched or scared in the night, then many of these stories of country living will be familiar. Close Calls on the Far

  • Author : Alex R. Weddon
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1512767476
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 230
  • Language: English
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Description: If you have ever been kicked, bitten, punched or scared in the night, then many of these stories of country living will be familiar. Close Calls on the Farm is a humorous look at the excitement and dangers of farm and school life "back in the day" before leaded gas and digital music.


Pdf ebook: Harlequin Romance November 2020 Box Set

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Summary: Harlequin® Romance brings you a collection of four new titles, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set inc

  • Author : Kandy Shepherd,Nina Singh,Ellie Darkins,Therese Beharrie
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1488065519
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Harlequin® Romance brings you a collection of four new titles, available now! Experience the rush of falling in love! This Harlequin® Romance box set includes: #4735 THEIR ROYAL BABY GIFT Christmas at the Harrington Park Hotel By Kandy Shepherd One spontaneous night, with a handsome stranger, changes Sally’s life — forever! She’s pregnant… with Prince Edward of Tianlipin’s baby! As their two worlds collide, and family duty threatens the magic this pair share… there may be one more Christmas surprise coming their way… #4736 HER INCONVENIENT CHRISTMAS REUNION By Nina Singh When Zayn walks back into Izzy’s life, years after he was forced to walk out of it, she’s faced with the undeniable attraction that’s never faded. Finding themselves co-owners of a vineyard, tensions run high! Can Izzy forgive Zayn? #4737 SNOWBOUND AT THE MANOR By Ellie Darkins The words Merry and Christmas don’t go together for Jess. So, her trip to a luxury stately home is for business, not pleasure. Only Jess hadn’t counted on spending Christmas snowbound with Rufus, owner of the Manor — and the most delicious smile she’s ever seen… #4738 HIS PRINCESS BY CHRISTMAS By Therese Beharrie Amari just knew hiring the mysterious Kade would be nothing but trouble. But with Christmas approaching she needs help… Still, Kade is running from something, a painful secret. And, after one incredible kiss, it’s about to be revealed! Is Amari prepared for the royal consequences?


Pdf ebook: The Christmas Night Miracle

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Summary: The man who brought mistletoe magic to a single mom Most people dream of a white Christmas. But this particular Yuletide Meg could have done without snow!

  • Author : Carole Mortimer
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 142680976X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 192
  • Language: English
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Description: The man who brought mistletoe magic to a single mom Most people dream of a white Christmas. But this particular Yuletide Meg could have done without snow! She'd crashed her car and was forced to seek the kindness of a stranger. Jed Cole clearly wasn't delighted to have Meg and her little boy foisted upon him. But they found themselves sharing Christmas together—and watching a festive miracle unfold….


Pdf ebook: The Fall of Berlin 1945

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Summary: "A tale drenched in drama and blood, heroism and cowardice, loyalty and betrayal."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post The Red Army had much to avenge

  • Author : Antony Beevor
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101175281
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: "A tale drenched in drama and blood, heroism and cowardice, loyalty and betrayal."—Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Third Reich in January 1945. Frenzied by their terrible experiences with Wehrmacht and SS brutality, they wreaked havoc—tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rape, pillage, and unimaginable destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred; more than seven million fled westward from the fury of the Red Army. It was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known. Antony Beevor, renowned author of D-Day and The Battle of Arnhem, has reconstructed the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse. The Fall of Berlin is a terrible story of pride, stupidity, fanaticism, revenge, and savagery, yet it is also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice, and survival against all odds.


Pdf ebook: The Thaw

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Summary: Paul Genova's finely crafted essays, which proffer a humanistic and humanizing vision of psychiatry in the face of his profession's preoccupation with targ

  • Author : Paul Genova
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135060975
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: Paul Genova's finely crafted essays, which proffer a humanistic and humanizing vision of psychiatry in the face of his profession's preoccupation with target symptoms, "correct" thinking, and medication, have won him a wide and appreciative readership in the pages of Psychiatric Times. This expanded edition of The Thaw, the first collection of his writings, adds seven of Genova's recent pieces, along with one older one, his elegiac "Is American Psychiatry Terminally Ill?" of 1993, to the original collection. An eloquent defender of psychodynamic psychotherapy in an era of generic "trauma stories," drug-driven treatment, and managed care, Genova joins deep erudition, lightly worn, to a pragmatic sensibility that is respectful of the real-world options - behavioral, symptomatic, interpersonal, and otherwise - available to patients from different walks of life. Whether he is reflecting critically on the therapeutic claims of the latest treatment modalities, grappling with the meaning of boundary violations, paying homage to the transformative potential of suffering, or recounting episodes from his own personal and professional odyssey, Genova is a luminous guide, elegant and down to earth, unfailingly thoughtful and thought-provoking, to the trials, tribulations, and healing promise of day-to-day psychotherapeutic work. With vivid immediacy, The Thaw celebrates the renascent healing potential of a contemporary, person-centered psychiatry that is analytically, neuroscientifically, and politically informed. All mental health professionals and many interested lay readers will find much here to illumine their daily struggles.


Pdf ebook: The Story Of The Lafayette Escadrille Told By Its Commander

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Summary: “Aces over the Western Front The Lafayette Escadrille is now a legend of early aeronautics and warfare in the air. Originally titled the Escadrille Ameri

  • Author : Captain Georges Thenault
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782892044
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 99
  • Language: English
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Description: “Aces over the Western Front The Lafayette Escadrille is now a legend of early aeronautics and warfare in the air. Originally titled the Escadrille Americaine, this squadron of the French Air Force of the Great War was formed in 1916 and as it name suggests was piloted mainly by Americans who came to the Western Front to fight the battle of the skies for the Allies out of conviction—in the hope of encouraging the United States to join the fray—or simply in the spirit of adventure. The élan of this crack squadron has survived it and today its Indian chief insignia is instantly recognisable. There have been several books concerning the Lafayette Escadrille, but this one has unimpeachable credentials since its author was none other than the unit’s commander. Few readers interested in the subject of this book will need explanation as to its contents.”-Leonaur Print Version


Pdf ebook: From the Tricontinental to the Global South

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Summary: In From the Tricontinental to the Global South Anne Garland Mahler traces the history and intellectual legacy of the understudied global justice movement c

  • Author : Anne Garland Mahler
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822371715
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
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Description: In From the Tricontinental to the Global South Anne Garland Mahler traces the history and intellectual legacy of the understudied global justice movement called the Tricontinental—an alliance of liberation struggles from eighty-two countries, founded in Havana in 1966. Focusing on racial violence and inequality, the Tricontinental's critique of global capitalist exploitation has influenced historical radical thought, contemporary social movements such as the World Social Forum and Black Lives Matter, and a Global South political imaginary. The movement's discourse, which circulated in four languages, also found its way into radical artistic practices, like Cuban revolutionary film and Nuyorican literature. While recent social movements have revived Tricontinentalism's ideologies and aesthetics, they have largely abandoned its roots in black internationalism and its contribution to a global struggle for racial justice. In response to this fractured appropriation of Tricontinentalism, Mahler ultimately argues that a renewed engagement with black internationalist thought could be vital to the future of transnational political resistance.