Pdf ebook: Awkwardness: An Essay

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Summary: Argues that the awkwardness of our age is a key to understanding human experience.

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
  • ISBN: 1846946042
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 96
  • Language: English
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Description: Argues that the awkwardness of our age is a key to understanding human experience.


Pdf ebook: Awkward Politics

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Summary: The increased use of digital tools for political activism has triggered heated debates about the effectiveness of digital campaigns for political change an

  • Author : Carrie Smith-Prei
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773598979
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
  • Views: 363
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Description: The increased use of digital tools for political activism has triggered heated debates about the effectiveness of digital campaigns for political change and feminist causes. While technology’s immediacy and transnational reach have broadened the potential impact of activism, it has, at the same time, complicated the goals, materiality, and consumption of feminist actions. In Awkward Politics, Carrie Smith-Prei and Maria Stehle suggest that awkwardness offers a means of engaging with twenty-first century feminist activism by accounting for the uncertainty of popfeminist moments and movements, its sometimes illegible meanings, affects, and aesthetics. By investigating transnational media ranging from popfeminist performance art, music, street activism, blogs, and hashtags to literature, film, academic theory, and protests, the authors demonstrate that viewing activist art through the lens of awkwardness can yield a nuanced critique. By developing awkwardness into a theoretical tool for intervention, a key concept of feminist politics, and a moving target, this innovative study dramatically alters the ways in which we approach activism, its forms, movements, and effects. It also suggests a broad range of applicability, from social movements to the academy. Breaking new ground through the intersections of technology, consumerism, and the political in popfeminist work, Awkward Politics highlights the urgency of feminist politics and activism.


Pdf ebook: Taking a Stand

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Summary: Contributions by Jared N. Champion, Miriam M. Chirico, Thomas Clark, David R. Dewberry, Christopher J. Gilbert, David Gillota, Kathryn Kein, Rob King, Rebe

  • Author : Jared N. Champion,Peter C. Kunze
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 1496835506
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Views: 644
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Description: Contributions by Jared N. Champion, Miriam M. Chirico, Thomas Clark, David R. Dewberry, Christopher J. Gilbert, David Gillota, Kathryn Kein, Rob King, Rebecca Krefting, Peter C. Kunze, Linda Mizejewski, Aviva Orenstein, Raúl Pérez, Philip Scepanski, Susan Seizer, Monique Taylor, Ila Tyagi, and Timothy J. Viator Stand-up comedians have a long history of walking a careful line between serious and playful engagement with social issues: Lenny Bruce questioned the symbolic valence of racial slurs, Dick Gregory took time away from the stage to speak alongside Martin Luther King Jr., and—more recently—Tig Notaro challenged popular notions of damaged or abject bodies. Stand-up comedians deploy humor to open up difficult topics for broader examination, which only underscores the social and cultural importance of their work. Taking a Stand: Contemporary US Stand-Up Comedians as Public Intellectuals draws together essays that contribute to the analysis of the stand-up comedian as public intellectual since the 1980s. The chapters explore stand-up comedians as contributors to and shapers of public discourse via their live performances, podcasts, social media presence, and political activism. Each chapter highlights a stand-up comedian and their ongoing discussion of a cultural issue or expression of a political ideology/standpoint: Lisa Lampanelli’s use of problematic postracial humor, Aziz Ansari’s merging of sociology and technology, or Maria Bamford’s emphasis on mental health, to name just a few. Taking a Stand offers a starting point for understanding the work stand-up comedians do as well as its reach beyond the stage. Comedians influence discourse, perspectives, even public policy on myriad issues, and this book sets out to take those jokes seriously.


Pdf ebook: This Is Awkward

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Summary: Don’t waste your awkwardness. The most difficult subjects in our lives are also the ones that we find most uncomfortable to talk about: divorce, body ima

  • Author : Sammy Rhodes
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 0718034945
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Views: 443
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Description: Don’t waste your awkwardness. The most difficult subjects in our lives are also the ones that we find most uncomfortable to talk about: divorce, body image, sexuality, pornography, or depression. Our awkward silence reveals the gap that exists between what we are and what we know we should be. But God loves those awkward moments, Sammy Rhodes argues, because they are precisely where we find connection with God and one another. In This Is Awkward, Rhodes talks directly, honestly, hilariously about the most painfully uncomfortable subjects in our lives. In chapters like “Parents Are a Gift (You Can’t Return Them)” and “The Porn in My Side,” he boldly goes where most of us fear to tread, revealing that we can be liberated by the embrace of a God who knows the most shameful things about us and loves us all the same. Because nothing is too awkward for God.


Pdf ebook: Documentary's Awkward Turn

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Summary: Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be ade

  • Author : Jason Middleton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317952197
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 186
  • Language: English
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Description: Despite the prominence of "awkwardness" as cultural buzzword and descriptor of a sub-genre of contemporary film and television comedy, it has yet to be adequately theorized in academic film and media studies. Documentary’s Awkward Turn contributes a new critical paradigm to the field by presenting an analysis of awkward moments in documentary film and other reality-based media formats. It examines difficult and disrupted encounters between social actors on the screen, between filmmaker and subject, and between film and spectator. These encounters are, of course, often inter-connected. Awkward moments occur when an established mode of representation or reception is unexpectedly challenged, stalled, or altered: when an interviewee suddenly confronts the interviewer, when a subject who had been comfortable on camera begins to feel trapped in the frame, when a film perceived as a documentary turns out to be a parodic mockumentary. This book makes visible the ways in which awkwardness connects and subtends a range of transformative textual strategies, political and ethical problematics, and modalities of spectatorship in documentary film and media from the 1970s to the present.


Pdf ebook: A Field Guide to Awkward Silences

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Summary: Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri turns her satirical eye on her own life in this hilarious new memoir... Most twentysomethings spend a lot of time

  • Author : Alexandra Petri
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698155521
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri turns her satirical eye on her own life in this hilarious new memoir... Most twentysomethings spend a lot of time avoiding awkwardness. Not Alexandra Petri. Afraid of rejection? Alexandra Petri has auditioned for America’s Next Top Model. Afraid of looking like an idiot? Alexandra Petri lost Jeopardy! by answering “Who is that dude?” on national TV. Afraid of bad jokes? Alexandra Petri won an international pun championship. Petri has been a debutante, reenacted the Civil War, and fended off suitors at a Star Wars convention while wearing a Jabba the Hutt suit. One time, she let some cult members she met on the street baptize her, just to be polite. She’s a connoisseur of the kind of awkwardness that most people spend whole lifetimes trying to avoid. If John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris had a baby…they would never let Petri babysit it. But Petri is here to tell you: Everything you fear is not so bad. Trust her. She’s tried it. And in the course of her misadventures, she’s learned that there are worse things out there than awkwardness—and that interesting things start to happen when you stop caring what people think.


Pdf ebook: The Cinema of Discomfort

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Summary: How do we understand types of cinema that offer experiences of discomfort, awkwardness or disquieting uncertainty? This book examines a number of examples

  • Author : Geoff King
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1501359282
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: How do we understand types of cinema that offer experiences of discomfort, awkwardness or disquieting uncertainty? This book examines a number of examples of such work at the heart of contemporary art and indie film. While the commercial mainstream tends to offer comforting viewing experiences – or moments of discomfort that exist largely to be overcome – The Cinema of Discomfort analyses films in which discomfort is offered in a sustained manner. Cinema of this kind confronts us with material such as distinctly uncomfortable sexual encounters. It invites us into uncertain relationships with awkward and sometimes unlikable characters. It presents us with challenging behaviour or what are presented as uncomfortable realities. It often refuses information on which to base judgments. More discomfortingly, cinema of this kind tends to provoke uncertainty at the level of what emotional responses we are encouraged to have towards difficult, sometimes controversial, characters or events. The Cinema of Discomfort examines a number of case-studies, including Palindromes by Todd Solondz (US) and Dogtooth from Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece), along with other examples from Austria, Sweden, the UK, the US and Germany. Offering close textual analysis of the manner in which discomfort is generated, it also asks how we should understand the appeal of such work to certain viewers and how the existence of films of this kind can be explained, as products of both their socio-cultural context and the more particular institutional realms of art and indie film.


Pdf ebook: Vocal Projections

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Summary: Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary examines a previously neglected topic in the field of documentary studies: the political, aesthetic, and affective

  • Author : Maria Pramaggiore,Annabelle Honess Roe
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1501331272
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Vocal Projections: Voices in Documentary examines a previously neglected topic in the field of documentary studies: the political, aesthetic, and affective functions that voices assume. On topics ranging from the celebrity voice over to ventriloquism, from rockumentary screams to feminist vocal politics, these essays demonstrate myriad ways in which voices make documentary meaning beyond their expository, evidentiary and authenticating functions. The international range of contributors offers an innovative approach to the issues relating to voices in documentary. While taking account of the existing paradigm in documentary studies pioneered by Bill Nichols, in which voice is equated with political rhetoric and subjective representation, the contributors move into new territory, addressing current and emerging research in voice, sound, music and posthumanist studies.


Pdf ebook: On Essays

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Summary: Montaigne called it a ramble; Chesterton the joke of literature; and Hume an ambassador between the worlds of learning and of conversation. But what is an

  • Author : Thomas Karshan,Kathryn Murphy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191017531
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: Montaigne called it a ramble; Chesterton the joke of literature; and Hume an ambassador between the worlds of learning and of conversation. But what is an essay, and how did it emerge as a literary form? What are the continuities and contradictions across its history, from Montaigne's 1580 Essais through the familiar intimacies of the Romantic essay, and up to more recent essayists such as Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin, and Claudia Rankine? Sometimes called the fourth genre, the essay has been over-shadowed in literary history by fiction, poetry, and drama, and has proved notoriously resistant to definition. On Essays reveals in the essay a pattern of paradox: at once a pedagogical tool and a refusal of the methodical languages of universities and professions; politically engaged but retired and independent; erudite and anti-pedantic; occasional and enduring; intimate and oratorical; allusive and idiosyncratic. Perhaps because it is a form of writing against which literary scholarship has defined itself, there has been surprisingly little work on the tradition of the essay. Neither a comprehensive history nor a student companion, On Essays is a series of seventeen elegantly written essays on authors and aspects in the history of the genre — essays which, taken together, form the most substantial book yet published on the essay in Britain and America.


Pdf ebook: Cringeworthy

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Summary: New York magazine's "Science of Us" editor explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness, and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward

  • Author : Melissa Dahl
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0735211647
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: New York magazine's "Science of Us" editor explains the compelling psychology of awkwardness, and asks: what if the moments that make us feel most awkward are actually valuable? Have you ever said goodbye to someone, only to discover that you're both walking in the same direction? Or had your next thought fly out of your brain in the middle of a presentation? Or accidentally liked an old photo on someone's Instagram or Facebook, thus revealing yourself to be a creepy social media stalker? Melissa Dahl, editor of New York magazine's "Science of Us" website, has. After a lifetime of cringing, she became intrigued by awkwardness: a universal but underappreciated emotion. In this witty and compassionate book, Dahl explores the oddest, cringiest corners of our world. She chats with strangers on the busy New York City subway, goes on awkward friend dates using a "Tinder-for-friendship" app, takes improv comedy lessons, and even reads aloud from her (highly embarrassing!) middle school diary to a crowd of strangers. After all of that, she realizes: Awkward moments are opportunities to test yourself. When everyone else is pretending to have it under control, you can be a little braver and grow a little bigger--while remaining true to your awkward self. And along the way, you might find that awkward moments unite us in our mutual human ridiculousness.


Pdf ebook: The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

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Summary: The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure. In this un

  • Author : Issa Rae
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476749094
  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: The “brilliantly wry” (Lena Dunham) and “lovably awkward” (Mindy Kaling) New York Times bestseller from the creator of HBO’s Insecure. In this universally accessible New York Times bestseller named for her wildly popular web series, Issa Rae—“a singular voice with the verve and vivacity of uncorked champagne” (Kirkus Reviews)—waxes humorously on what it’s like to be unabashedly awkward in a world that regards introverts as hapless misfits and black as cool. I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an introvert (as well as “funny,” according to the Los Angeles Times) in a world that glorifies cool isn’t easy. But when Issa Rae, the creator of the Shorty Award-winning hit series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, is that introvert—whether she’s navigating love, the workplace, friendships, or “rapping”—it sure is entertaining. Now, in this New York Times bestselling debut collection written in her witty and self-deprecating voice, Rae covers everything from cybersexing in the early days of the Internet to deflecting unsolicited comments on weight gain, from navigating the perils of eating out alone and public displays of affection to learning to accept yourself—natural hair and all. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl is a book no one—awkward or cool, black, white, or other—will want to miss.


Pdf ebook: Men, Religion, and Melancholia

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Summary: It is not by coincidence that the key figures in the psychology of religion - William James, Rudolf Otto, Carl Jung, and Erik Erikson - each fought a lifel

  • Author : Donald Capps
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300146509
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 235
  • Language: English
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Description: It is not by coincidence that the key figures in the psychology of religion - William James, Rudolf Otto, Carl Jung, and Erik Erikson - each fought a lifelong battle with melancholia, argues Donald Capps in this engrossing book. These four men experienced similar traumas in early childhood: each perceived a loss of mother's unconditional love. In the deep melancholy that resulted, they turned to religion. Capps contends that the main impetus for men to become religious lies in such melancholia, and that these four authors were typical, although their losses were especially severe because of complicating personal circumstances. Offering a new way of viewing the major classics in the psychology of religion, Capps explores the psychological origins of these authors' own religious visions through a sensitive examination of their writings.


Pdf ebook: Poetics en passant

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Summary: Poetics en Passant presents a 'cross-channel' poetics that redefines the relationship between 'Victorian' and 'modern' poetry by understanding Christina Ro

  • Author : A. Jamison
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230101259
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 260
  • Language: English
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Description: Poetics en Passant presents a 'cross-channel' poetics that redefines the relationship between 'Victorian' and 'modern' poetry by understanding Christina Rossetti's poetics of 'stealth' as an important counterpart to Baudelairean 'shock.'


Pdf ebook: American Like Me

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Summary: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person a

  • Author : America Ferrera
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501180932
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first-person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures. America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably linked to her parents’ homeland and Honduran culture. Speaking Spanish at home, having Saturday-morning-salsa-dance-parties in the kitchen, and eating tamales alongside apple pie at Christmas never seemed at odds with her American identity. Still, she yearned to see that identity reflected in the larger American narrative. Now, in American Like Me, America invites thirty-one of her friends, peers, and heroes to share their stories about life between cultures. We know them as actors, comedians, athletes, politicians, artists, and writers. However, they are also immigrants, children or grandchildren of immigrants, indigenous people, or people who otherwise grew up with deep and personal connections to more than one culture. Each of them struggled to establish a sense of self, find belonging, and feel seen. And they call themselves American enthusiastically, reluctantly, or not at all. Ranging from the heartfelt to the hilarious, their stories shine a light on a quintessentially American experience and will appeal to anyone with a complicated relationship to family, culture, and growing up.


Pdf ebook: An Awkward Echo

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Summary: Matthew Arnold, 19th century English poet, literary critic and school inspector, felt that each age had to determine that philosophy that was most adequate

  • Author : Mark David Dietz
  • Publisher: IAP
  • ISBN: 1607524007
  • Genre: Education
  • Number of Pages: 283
  • Language: English
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Description: Matthew Arnold, 19th century English poet, literary critic and school inspector, felt that each age had to determine that philosophy that was most adequate to its own concerns and contexts. This study looks at the influence that Matthew Arnold had on John Dewey and attempts to fashion a philosophy of education that is adequate for our own peculiarly awkward age. Today, Arnold and Dewey are embraced by opposing political positions. Arnold, as the apostle of culture, is often advocated by conservative educators who see in him a support for an education founded on great books and Victorian values, while Dewey still has a notably liberal coloring and is not too infrequently tarred for the excesses of progressive education, even those for which he bears no responsibility at all. Both, no doubt, are misread by those who rather carelessly use them as idols for their own politics of education. This study proposes a pluralistic approach to education in which pluralism means not only plurality of voices, but also plurality of processes. Using a model built out of a study of rhetoric and hermeneutics, four aspects of mind are indentified that draw Arnold and Dewey into close correspondence. These aspects are the tentacle mind (using Dewey’s favorite metaphor for breaking down the barrier between mind and body), the critical mind (which builds on the concepts of criticism that animated both Arnold and Dewey’s approach to experience), the intentional mind (which attempts a long overdue rehabilitation of the concept of authority and an expansion upon the increasingly apparent limitations of reader-response theory) and the reflective-response mind (in which the contemplative mind is treated to that active quality that makes it more a true instrumentality and less an obscuring mechanism of isolation). Dewey echoed Matthew Arnold who himself echoed so many of the voices that preceded and were contemporary with his own. Theirs were awkward echoes, as all such echoes invariably are. They caught at the intentionality of those voices they echoed, trying for nearness, but hoping, at least, for adequacy. Awkward, but adequate, is what this study offers, but it may well be what we most need right now.


Pdf ebook: Broken (in the best possible way)

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Summary: An Instant New York Times Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deepl

  • Author : Jenny Lawson
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1250077052
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: An Instant New York Times Bestseller From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Furiously Happy and Let’s Pretend This Never Happened comes a deeply relatable book filled with humor and honesty about depression and anxiety. As Jenny Lawson’s hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, Jenny brings readers along on her mental and physical health journey, offering heartbreaking and hilarious anecdotes along the way. With people experiencing anxiety and depression now more than ever, Jenny humanizes what we all face in an all-too-real way, reassuring us that we’re not alone and making us laugh while doing it. From the business ideas that she wants to pitch to Shark Tank to the reason why Jenny can never go back to the post office, Broken leaves nothing to the imagination in the most satisfying way. And of course, Jenny’s long-suffering husband Victor—the Ricky to Jenny’s Lucille Ball—is present throughout. A treat for Jenny Lawson’s already existing fans, and destined to convert new ones, Broken is a beacon of hope and a wellspring of laughter when we all need it most. Includes Photographs and Illustrations


Pdf ebook: Wow, No Thank You.

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Summary: ***Winner of 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction*** #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meet

  • Author : Samantha Irby
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0525563490
  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: ***Winner of 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction*** #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Samantha Irby, beloved author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays. “Stay-up-all-night, miss-your-subway-stop, spit-out-your-beverage funny.... irresistible as a snack tray, as intimately pleasurable as an Irish goodbye.” —Jia Tolentino Irby is forty, and increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin despite what Inspirational Instagram Infographics have promised her. She has left her job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic, has published successful books and has been friendzoned by Hollywood, left Chicago, and moved into a house with a garden that requires repairs and know-how with her wife in a Blue town in the middle of a Red state where she now hosts book clubs and makes mason jar salads. This is the bourgeois life of a Hallmark Channel dream. She goes on bad dates with new friends, spends weeks in Los Angeles taking meetings with "tv executives slash amateur astrologers" while being a "cheese fry-eating slightly damp Midwest person," "with neck pain and no cartilage in [her] knees," who still hides past due bills under her pillow. The essays in this collection draw on the raw, hilarious particulars of Irby's new life. Wow, No Thank You. is Irby at her most unflinching, riotous, and relatable.


Pdf ebook: Weird but Normal

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Summary: Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It’s all weird, but also pretty normal. Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and

  • Author : Mia Mercado
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062942840
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Birth control. Body hair removal cream. Boobs. It’s all weird, but also pretty normal. Navigating racial identity, gender roles, workplace dynamics, and beauty standards, Mia Mercado's hilarious essay collection explores the contradictions of being a millennial woman, which usually means being kind of a weirdo. Whether it’s spending $30 on a candle that smells like an ocean that doesn’t exist, offering advice on how to ask about someone’s race (spoiler: just don’t, please?), quitting a job that makes you need shots of whiskey on your lunch break, or finding a more religious experience in the skincare aisle at Target than your hometown Catholic church, Mia brilliantly unpacks what it means to be a professional, absurdly beautiful, horny, cute, gross human. Essays include: • Depression Isn’t a Competition but Why Aren’t I Winning? • My Dog Explains My Weekly Schedule • Mustache Lady • White Friend Confessional • Treating Objects Like Women With sharp humor and wit, Mia shares the awkward, uncomfortable, surprisingly ordinary parts of life, and shows us why it’s strange to feel fine and fine to feel strange.


Pdf ebook: Well, That Was Awkward

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Summary: Gracie has never felt like this before. One day, she suddenly can’t breathe, can’t walk, can’t anything—and the reason is standing right there in f

  • Author : Rachel Vail
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698170407
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Gracie has never felt like this before. One day, she suddenly can’t breathe, can’t walk, can’t anything—and the reason is standing right there in front of her, all tall and weirdly good-looking: A.J. But it turns out A.J. likes not Gracie but Gracie’s beautiful best friend, Sienna. Obviously Gracie is happy for Sienna. Super happy! She helps Sienna compose the best texts, responding to A.J.’s surprisingly funny and appealing texts, just as if she were Sienna. Because Gracie is fine. Always! She’s had lots of practice being the sidekick, second-best. It’s all good. Well, almost all. She’s trying. Funny and tender, Well, That Was Awkward goes deep into the heart of middle school, and finds that even with all the heartbreak, there can be explosions of hope and moments of perfect happiness.


Pdf ebook: Essays One

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Summary: A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit a

  • Author : Lydia Davis
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374719241
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 528
  • Language: English
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Description: A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis Lydia Davis is a writer whose originality, influence, and wit are beyond compare. Jonathan Franzen has called her “a magician of self-consciousness,” while Rick Moody hails her as "the best prose stylist in America." And for Claire Messud, “Davis's signal gift is to make us feel alive.” Best known for her masterful short stories and translations, Davis’s gifts extend equally to her nonfiction. In Essays One, Davis has, for the first time, gathered a selection of essays, commentaries, and lectures composed over the past five decades. In this first of two volumes, her subjects range from her earliest influences to her favorite short stories, from John Ashbery’s translation of Rimbaud to Alan Cote’s painting, and from the Shepherd’s Psalm to early tourist photographs. On display is the development and range of one of the sharpest, most capacious minds writing today.


Pdf ebook: Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

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Summary: Istanbul's AemberlitaAY HamamA provides a case study for the cultural, social and economic functions of Turkish bathhouses over time

  • Author : Adam Kotsko
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474423663
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Istanbul's AemberlitaAY HamamA provides a case study for the cultural, social and economic functions of Turkish bathhouses over time


Pdf ebook: The Complete Works: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Articles, Essays, Travel Sketches and Memoirs

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Summary: Novels: An Eye for an Eye An Old Man's Love Ayala's Angel Barchester Towers Can You Forgive Her? Castle Richmond Cousin Henry Doctor Thorne Doctor Wortle's

  • Author : Anthony Trollope
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026836790
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 20640
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Description: Novels: An Eye for an Eye An Old Man's Love Ayala's Angel Barchester Towers Can You Forgive Her? Castle Richmond Cousin Henry Doctor Thorne Doctor Wortle's School Framley Parsonage Golden Lion of Granpr̈e Harry Heathcote of Gangoil He Knew He Was Right Is He Popenjoy? John Caldigate Kept in the Dark La Vendě Lady Anna Linda Tressel Marion Fay Miss Mackenzie Mr. Scarborough's Family Nina Balatka Orley Farm Phineas Finn Phineas Redux Rachel Ray Ralph the Heir Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite The American Senator The Belton Estate The Bertrams The Claverings The Duke's Children The Eustace Diamonds The Fixed Period The Kellys and the O'kellys The Landleaguers The Last Chronicle of Barset The Macdermots of Ballycloran The Prime Minister The Small House at Allington The Struggles of Brown, Jones and Robinson The Three Clerks The Vicar of Bullhampton The Warden The Way We Live Now Short Stories and Tales Plays: Did He Steal it? The Noble Jilt Travel Articles: How the 'Mastiffs' went to Iceland North America South Africa The West Indies and the Spanish Main Essays and Studies: Life of Cicero Lord Palmerston Thackeray A Walk in a Wood An Obituary Notes on Jane Austen's 'Emma' On Anonymous Literature On Dallas' 'Clarissa' On English Prose Fiction as Rational Amusement On the Higher Education of Women The Civil Service as a Profession The Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne The National Gallery The Young Women at the London Telegraph Office The Commentaries of Caesar Sketches: Clergymen of the Church of England Hunting Sketches London Tradesmen Travelling Sketches An Autobiography Notes on Trollope by Leo Tolstoy Anthony Trollope by Henry James Studies in Early Victorian Literature by Frederic Harrison.


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  • Author : Beth Garrod
  • Publisher: Scholastic UK
  • ISBN: 1407184555
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: Bella Fisher is back - and is cool, calm and collected as ever. So: NOT EVEN REMOTELY. Her fledgling relationship with Hot Adam seems to have stalled mid-flight (he isn't really speaking to her), her big sister Jo has gone off to university leaving Bella to deal with ditzy Mum on her own, something is up with her best-friend-dynamic with Tegan and Rachel and horror of horrors, horrendous ex-boyfriend Luke has an ACTUAL MODEL as his new girlfriend. Mum opens up a doggy ice cream parlour - Give a Dog a Cone - which Bella is forced to help out at on Saturdays. Yes, dressed up as a dog. For some light relief she enters a radio competition to secure a performance from hot band of the moment The Helicans at her school - but another contestant begins turning into her sabotaging nemesis. Throw in a suspicious new lodger and the world's most chaotic dog agility course and you've got another truly hilarious, truly relatable and truly madly awkward story!


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Summary: Some tall girls grow up to have perfect posture and are later seen gracing the pages of magazines. Some are natural athletes with toned legs that mask thei

  • Author : Margot Leitman
  • Publisher: Seal Press
  • ISBN: 158005479X
  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Some tall girls grow up to have perfect posture and are later seen gracing the pages of magazines. Some are natural athletes with toned legs that mask their overlarge feet. Then there are other tall girls: the ones who are always tripping over themselves; who never look normal in any size of clothing; who literally don’t fit in. Comedian Margot Leitman was one of these awkward giants, and Gawky is the painfully funny chronicle of her experiences growing up tall. Reaching five feet six inches in fourth grade—and approaching six feet in high school—Leitman realized early on that she'd always stand out from the crowd. To cope, she developed a thick skin and a sharp sense of humor, and instead of forever trying to blend in, she decided to embrace her center-of-attention status. Leitman wears funky, Ziggy Stardust-era jumpsuits (in the 90s); takes up any cause she can find (whether saving the public beaches or protesting prom); and generally makes as much use of her big presence as humanly possible. Leitman’s memoir is a hilarious celebration of growing up gangly. Endearing and encouraging, Gawky is a cathartic release of everything awkward girls endure—and a tribute to a youth larger than life.


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Summary: In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward—and how the same traits that make

  • Author : Ty Tashiro
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062429175
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: In the vein of Quiet and The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth comes this illuminating look at what it means to be awkward—and how the same traits that make us socially anxious and cause embarrassing faux pas also provide the seeds for extraordinary success. As humans, we all need to belong. While modern social life can make even the best of us feel gawky, for roughly one in five of us, navigating its challenges is consistently overwhelming—an ongoing maze without an exit. Often unable to grasp social cues or master the skills and grace necessary for smooth interaction, we feel out of sync with those around us. Though individuals may recognize their awkward disposition, they rarely understand why they are like this—which makes it hard for them to know how to adjust their behavior. Psychologist and interpersonal relationship expert Ty Tashiro knows what it’s like to be awkward. Growing up, he could do math in his head and memorize the earned run averages of every National League starting pitcher. But he couldn’t pour liquids without spilling and habitually forgot to bring his glove to Little League games. In Awkward, he unpacks decades of research into human intelligence, neuroscience, personality, and sociology to help us better understand this widely shared trait. He explores its nature vs. nurture origins, considers how the awkward view the world, and delivers a welcome counterintuitive message: the same characteristics that make people socially clumsy can be harnessed to produce remarkable achievements. Interweaving the latest research with personal tales and real world examples, Awkward offers reassurance and provides valuable insights into how we can embrace our personal quirks and unique talents to harness our awesome potential—and more comfortably navigate our complex world.


Pdf ebook: The Oxford Book of American Essays

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  • Publisher: Litres
  • ISBN: 5040838603
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • Language: English
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Pdf ebook: The Collected Works of Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalytic Studies, Theoretical Essays & Articles

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  • Author : Sigmund Freud
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026850505
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 1700
  • Language: English
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Description: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of Sigmund Freud: Psychoanalytic Studies, Theoretical Essays & Articles” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis The Interpretation of Dreams Psychopathology of Everyday Life Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious Dream Psychology: Psychoanalysis for Beginners Selected Papers on Hysteria and Other Psychoneuroses Leonardo da Vinci Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex Totem and Taboo The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis The History of the Psychoanalytic Movement Freud's Theories of the Unconscious by H. W. Chase


Pdf ebook: Complete Works of Henry James: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Autobiography and Letters: The Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove, The American, The Bostonians, The Ambassadors, What Maisie Knew, Washington Square, Daisy Miller…

Pdf download ebook Complete Works of Henry James: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Autobiography and Letters: The Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove, The American, The Bostonians, The Ambassadors, What Maisie Knew, Washington Square, Daisy Miller…

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  • Author : Henry James
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  • ISBN: 8026836065
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Description: This carefully crafted ebook: "Complete Works of Henry James: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Autobiography and Letters" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Henry James (1843-1916) was an American-British writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism. Table of Contents: Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others Notes of a Son and Brother The Middle Years Novels: Confidence Roderick Hudson The Ambassadors The American The Awkward Age The Bostonians The Europeans The Golden Bowl The Other House The Outcry The Portrait of a Lady The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Sacred Fount The Spoils of Poynton The Tragic Muse The Whole Family The Wings of the Dove Washington Square Watch and Ward What Maisie Knew The Ivory Tower (Unfinished) Novellas and Short Stories Plays: A Change of Heart Daisy Miller Disengaged Guy Domville Pyramus and Thisbe Still Waters Summersoft Tenants The Album The High Bid The Outcry The Reprobate Essays and Studies: Essays in London and Elsewhere French Novelists and Poets Hawthorne Notes and Reviews Notes on Novelists Partial Portraits Picture and Text Portraits of Places The Art of the Novel Views and Reviews William Wetmore Story and His Friends Within the Rim and Other Essays Collected Travel Sketches: A Little Tour in France English Hours Italian Hours The American Scene Transatlantic Sketches Collected Letters Collected Works about Henry James: An Extract from 'The Decay of Lying' by Oscar Wilde Henry James. An Appreciation by Joseph Conrad Henry James, Jr by William Dean Howells Other Essays: Henry James by Virginia Woolf Underwoods: Poems Addressed to Henry James by Robert Louis Stevenson Memoirs and Portraits: An Essay and Letter by Robert Louis Stevenson


Pdf ebook: Butoh

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Summary: Both a refraction of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a protest against Western values, butoh is a form of Japanese dance theater that emerged in

  • Author : Sondra Fraleigh
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252090136
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 280
  • Language: English
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Description: Both a refraction of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and a protest against Western values, butoh is a form of Japanese dance theater that emerged in the aftermath of World War II. Sondra Fraleigh chronicles the growth of this provocative art form from its mid-century founding under a sign of darkness to its assimilation in the twenty-first century as a poignant performance medium with philosophical and political implications. Through highly descriptive, thoughtful, and emotional prose, Fraleigh traces the transformative alchemy of this metaphoric dance form by studying the international movement inspired by its aesthetic mixtures. While butoh has retained a special identity related to its Japanese background, it also has blossomed into a borderless art with a tolerant and inclusive morphology gaining prominence in a borderless century. Employing intellectual and aesthetic perspectives to reveal the origins, major figures, and international development of the dance, Fraleigh documents the range and variety of butoh artists around the world with first-hand knowledge of butoh performances from 1973 to 2008. Her definitions of butoh's morphology, alchemy, and philosophy set a theoretical framework for poetic and engaging articulations of twenty butoh performances in Japan, Europe, India, and the West. With a blend of scholarly research and direct experience, she also signifies the unfinished nature of butoh and emphasizes its capacity to effect spiritual transformation and bridge cultural differences.


Pdf ebook: The Complete Works: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays, Memoirs and Letters: The Portrait of a Lady, The Wings of the Dove, The American, The Bostonians, The Ambassadors, What Maisie Knew, Washington Square, Daisy Miller…

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Summary: Table of Contents: Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others Notes of a Son and Brother The Middle Years Novels: Confidence Roderick Hudson The Ambassadors T

  • Author : Henry James
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  • ISBN: 8026836057
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 3080
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Description: Table of Contents: Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others Notes of a Son and Brother The Middle Years Novels: Confidence Roderick Hudson The Ambassadors The American The Awkward Age The Bostonians The Europeans The Golden Bowl The Other House The Outcry The Portrait of a Lady The Princess Casamassima The Reverberator The Sacred Fount The Spoils of Poynton The Tragic Muse The Whole Family The Wings of the Dove Washington Square Watch and Ward What Maisie Knew The Ivory Tower (Unfinished) Novellas and Short Stories Plays: A Change of Heart Daisy Miller Disengaged Guy Domville Pyramus and Thisbe Still Waters Summersoft Tenants The Album The High Bid The Outcry The Reprobate Essays and Studies: Essays in London and Elsewhere French Novelists and Poets Hawthorne Notes and Reviews Notes on Novelists Partial Portraits Picture and Text Portraits of Places The Art of the Novel Views and Reviews William Wetmore Story and His Friends Within the Rim and Other Essays Collected Travel Sketches: A Little Tour in France English Hours Italian Hours The American Scene Transatlantic Sketches Collected Letters Collected Works about Henry James: An Extract from 'The Decay of Lying' by Oscar Wilde Henry James - An Appreciation by Joseph Conrad Henry James, Jr by William Dean Howells Other Essays: Henry James by Virginia Woolf Underwoods: Poems Addressed to Henry James by Robert Louis Stevenson Memoirs and Portraits: An Essay and Letter by Robert Louis Stevenson.


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Summary: From popular LGBTQ advice columnist and writer John Paul Brammer comes a hilarious, heartwarming memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a q

  • Author : John Paul Brammer
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1982141522
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 224
  • Language: English
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Description: From popular LGBTQ advice columnist and writer John Paul Brammer comes a hilarious, heartwarming memoir-in-essays chronicling his journey growing up as a queer, mixed-race kid in America’s heartland to becoming the “Chicano Carrie Bradshaw” of his generation. “A wise and charming book. [Brammer] is such a good writer, and so well rounded.”—David Sedaris “[Brammer] is both kind and piercingly funny, often in the same sentence….Personal and affecting….¡Hola Papi! is a master class of tone and tenderness, as Brammer balances self-compassion with humor.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (EDITORS’ CHOICE) “[¡Hola Papi! should be] required reading...[Brammer’s] writing is incredibly funny, kind, and gracious to his readers, and deeply vulnerable in a way that makes it feel as if he’s talking to only you.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES The first time someone called John Paul (JP) Brammer “Papi” was on the popular gay hookup app Grindr. At first, it was flattering; JP took this as white-guy speak for “hey, handsome.” Who doesn’t want to be called handsome? But then it happened again and again…and again, leaving JP wondering: Who the hell is Papi? What started as a racialized moniker given to him on a hookup app soon became the inspiration for his now wildly popular advice column “¡Hola Papi!,” launching his career as the Cheryl Strayed for young queer people everywhere—and some straight people too. JP had his doubts at first—what advice could he really offer while he himself stumbled through his early 20s? Sometimes the best advice to dole outcomes from looking within, which is what JP has done in his column and book—and readers have flocked to him for honest, heartfelt wisdom, and of course, a few laughs. In ¡Hola Papi!, JP shares his story of growing up biracial and in the closet in America’s heartland, while attempting to answer some of life’s toughest questions: How do I let go of the past? How do I become the person I want to be? Is there such a thing as being too gay? Should I hook up with my grade school bully now that he’s out of the closet? Questions we’ve all asked ourselves, surely. ¡Hola Papi! is “a warm, witty compendium of hard-won life lessons,” (Harper’s Bazaar) for anyone—gay, straight, and everything in between—who has ever taken stock of their unique place in the world. “Readers are likely to become addicted to these stories; they’re that good…Brammer comes to know himself very well, and readers will be delighted to make his acquaintance, too,” (Booklist, starred review).


Pdf ebook: Eliot's Essays

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Summary: Since the death of George Eliot much public curiosity has been excited by the repeated allusions to, and quotations from, her contributions to periodical l

  • Author : George Eliot
  • Publisher: 谷月社
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  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Since the death of George Eliot much public curiosity has been excited by the repeated allusions to, and quotations from, her contributions to periodical literature, and a leading newspaper gives expression to a general wish when it says that “this series of striking essays ought to be collected and reprinted, both because of substantive worth and because of the light they throw on the author’s literary canons and predilections.” In fact, the articles which were published anonymously in The Westminster Review have been so pointedly designated by the editor, and the biographical sketch in the “Famous Women” series is so emphatic in its praise of them, and so copious in its extracts from one and the least important one of them, that the publication of all the Review and magazine articles of the renowned novelist, without abridgment or alteration, would seem but an act of fair play to her fame, while at the same time a compliance with a reasonable public demand. Nor are these first steps in her wonderful intellectual progress any the less, but are all the more noteworthy, for being first steps. “To ignore this stage,” says the author of the valuable little volume to which we have just referred—“to ignore this stage in George Eliot’s mental development would be to lose one of the connecting links in her history.” Furthermore, “nothing in her fictions excels the style of these papers.” Here is all her “epigrammatic felicity,” and an irony not surpassed by Heine himself, while her paper on the poet Young is one of her wittiest bits of critical analysis.


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Summary: "David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wild

  • Author : David Sedaris
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 9780316032513
  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 896
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Description: "David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," (The Christian Science Monitor) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book. Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina. In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring" (Seattle Times). Praise for When You Are Engulfed in Flames: "Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris...defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life." --Kirkus Reviews This latest collection proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better....Sedaris's best stuff will still--after all this time--move, surprise, and entertain." --Booklist Table of Contents: It's Catching Keeping Up The Understudy This Old House Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie? Road Trips What I Learned That's Amore The Monster Mash In the Waiting Room Solutions to Saturday's Puzzle Adult Figures Charging Toward a Concrete Toadstool Memento Mori All the Beauty You Will Ever Need Town and Country Aerial The Man in the Hut Of Mice and Men April in Paris Crybaby Old Faithful The Smoking Section


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Summary: William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist! From debut author Nina Kenwood comes a tender and funny love letter to coming of age, and first love and its confus

  • Author : Nina Kenwood
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • ISBN: 1250219272
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Views: 363
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Description: William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist! From debut author Nina Kenwood comes a tender and funny love letter to coming of age, and first love and its confusions, perfect for fans of Booksmart and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day—in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. And then, an unexpected romance with Zach’s older brother comes along and shakes things up even further...


Pdf ebook: 97,196 Words

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Summary: A selection of the best short work by France's greatest living nonfiction writer A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 No one writes nonfiction like Emman

  • Author : Emmanuel Carrère
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374716064
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: A selection of the best short work by France's greatest living nonfiction writer A New York Times Notable Books of 2020 No one writes nonfiction like Emmanuel Carrère. Although he takes cues from such literary heroes as Truman Capote and Janet Malcolm, Carrère has, over the course of his career, reinvented the form in a search for truth in all its guises. Dispensing with the rules of genre, he takes what he needs from every available form or discipline—be it theology, historiography, fiction, reportage, or memoir—and fuses it under the pressure of an inimitable combination of passion, curiosity, intellect, and wit. With an oeuvre unique in world literature for its blend of empathy and playfulness, Carrère stands as one of our most distinctive and important literary voices. 97,196 Words introduces Carrère’s shorter works to an English-language audience. Featuring more than thirty extraordinary essays written over an illustrious twenty-five-year period of Carrère’s creative life, this collection shows an exceptional mind at work. Spanning continents, histories, and personal relationships, and treating everything from American heroin addicts to the writing of In Cold Blood, from the philosophy of Philip K. Dick to a single haunting sentence in a minor story by H. P. Lovecraft, from Carrère’s own botched interview with Catherine Deneuve to the week he spent following the future French president Emmanuel Macron, 97,196 Words considers the divides between truth, reality, and our shared humanity as it explores remarkable events and eccentric lives, including Carrère’s own.


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Summary: How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their ha

  • Author : Adam Smith
  • Publisher: VM eBooks
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  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Number of Pages: 358
  • Language: English
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Description: How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it. Of this kind is pity or compassion, the emotion which we feel for the misery of others, when we either see it, or are made to conceive it in a very lively manner. That we often derive sorrow from the sorrow of others, is a matter of fact too obvious to require any instances to prove it; for this sentiment, like all the other original passions of human nature, is by no means confined to the virtuous and humane, though they perhaps may feel it with the most exquisite sensibility. The greatest ruffian, the most hardened violator of the laws of society, is not altogether without it.


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Summary: THE NOVELS Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princes

  • Author : Henry James
  • Publisher: Flip
  • ISBN: 2291012754
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 980
  • Language: English
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Description: THE NOVELS Watch and Ward, Roderick Hudson, The American, The Europeans, Confidence, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Reverberator, The Tragic Muse, The Other House, The Spoils of Poynton, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors, The Golden Bowl, The Outcry, The Whole Family, The Ivory Tower, The Sense of the Past THE TALES A Tragedy of Error, The Story of a Year, A Landscape-Painter, A Day of Days, My Friend Bingham, Poor Richard, The Story of a Masterpiece, The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, A Most Extraordinary Case, A Problem, etc. THE PLAYS Pyramus And Thisbe, Still Waters, A Change of Heart, Daisy Miller, Tenants, Disengaged, The Album, The Reprobate, Guy Domville, Summersoft, The High Bid, The Outcry THE TRAVEL WRITING Transatlantic Sketches, Portraits of Places, A Little Tour in France, English Hours, The American Scene, Italian Hours THE CRITICISM French Novelists and Poets, Hawthorne, Partial Portraits, Essays in London and Elsewhere, Picture and Text, Views and Reviews, Notes on Novelists, Within the Rim and Other Essays, Notes and Reviews THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES A Small Boy and Others, Notes of a Son and Brother, The Middle Years


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Summary: Essay writing is a key part of the Psychology degree and understanding how to write effective and compelling academic essays will be absolutely key to succ

  • Author : Paul Dickerson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 152973813X
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 328
  • Language: English
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Description: Essay writing is a key part of the Psychology degree and understanding how to write effective and compelling academic essays will be absolutely key to success. Whether it's understanding how to implement feedback students receive on essays, how to stop procrastinating or what makes an effective introduction, this book covers it all. Drawing on insights derived from teaching thousands of students over a 25 year period this book provides the keys that will unlock their writing potential. Ace your Assignment provide practical tips to help succeed Exercises help try the theory out in practice Take away points highlight the key learnings from each chapter Online resources provide even more help and guidance.


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  • Author : George Eliot
  • Publisher: 谷月社
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Description: PREFACE. Since the death of George Eliot much public curiosity has been excited by the repeated allusions to, and quotations from, her contributions to periodical literature, and a leading newspaper gives expression to a general wish when it says that “this series of striking essays ought to be collected and reprinted, both because of substantive worth and because of the light they throw on the author’s literary canons and predilections.” In fact, the articles which were published anonymously in The Westminster Review have been so pointedly designated by the editor, and the biographical sketch in the “Famous Women” series is so emphatic in its praise of them, and so copious in its extracts from one and the least important one of them, that the publication of all the Review and magazine articles of the renowned novelist, without abridgment or alteration, would seem but an act of fair play to her fame, while at the same time a compliance with a reasonable public demand. Nor are these first steps in her wonderful intellectual progress any the less, but are all the more noteworthy, for being first steps. “To ignore this stage,” says the author of the valuable little volume to which we have just referred—“to ignore this stage in George Eliot’s mental development would be to lose one of the connecting links in her history.” Furthermore,“nothing in her fictions excels the style of these papers.” Here is all her“epigrammatic felicity,” and an irony not surpassed by Heine himself, while her paper on the poet Young is one of her wittiest bits of critical analysis. Her translation of Status’s “Life of Jesus” was published in 1840, and her translation of Feuerbach’s “Essence of Christianity” in 1854. Her translation of Spinoza’s “Ethics” was finished the same year, but remains unpublished. She was associate editor of The Westminster Reviewfrom 1851 to 1853. She was about twenty-seven years of age when her first translation appeared, thirty-three when the first of these magazine articles appeared, thirty-eight at the publication of her first story, and fifty-nine when she finished “Theophrastus Such.” Two years after she died, at the age of sixty-one. So that George Eliot’s literary life covered a period of about thirty-two years.


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Summary: The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and p

  • Author : A. S. Byatt,George Eliot
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141958723
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: The works collected in this volume provide an illuminating introduction to George Eliot's incisive views on religion, art and science, and the nature and purpose of fiction. Essays such as 'Evangelical Teaching' show her rejecting her earlier religious beliefs, while 'Woman in France' questions conventional ideas about female virtues and marriage, and 'Notes on Form in Art' sets out theories of idealism and realism that she developed further in Middlemarch and Daniel Deronda. It also includes selections from Eliot's translations of works by Strauss and Feuerbach that challenged many ideas about Christianity; excerpts from her poems; and reviews of writers such as Wollstonecraft, Goethe and Browning. Wonderfully rich in imagery and observations, these pieces reveal the intellectual development of this most challenging and rewarding of writers.