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To Die in Cuba

To Die in Cuba ebook ISBN: 146960874X
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Number of Pages: 480 
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For much of the nineteenth century and all of the twentieth, the per capita rate of suicide in Cuba was the highest in Latin America and among the highest in the world--a condition made all the more extraordinary in light of Cuba's historic ties to the Catholic church. In this richly illustrated social and cultural history of suicide in Cuba, Louis A. Perez Jr. explores the way suicide passed from the unthinkable to the unremarkable in Cuban society. In a study that spans the experiences of enslaved Africans and indentured Chinese in the colony, nationalists of the twentieth-century republic, and emigrants from Cuba to Florida following the 1959 revolution, Perez finds that the act of suicide was loaded with meanings that changed over time. Analyzing the social context of suicide, he argues that in addition to confirming despair, suicide sometimes served as a way to consecrate patriotism, affirm personal agency, or protest injustice. The act was often seen by suicidal persons and their contemporaries as an entirely reasonable response to circumstances of affliction, whether economic, political, or social. Bringing an important historical perspective to the study of suicide, Perez offers a valuable new understanding of the strategies with which vast numbers of people made their way through life--if only to choose to end it. To Die in Cuba ultimately tells as much about Cubans' lives, culture, and society as it does about their self-inflicted deaths.

100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die ebook ISBN: 163319194X
Publisher: Triumph Books
Author: Dan Connolly
Number of Pages: 352 
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This guide to all things Baltimore Oriole covers the team's history as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, including the incredible legacy of Cal Ripken, Jr., memories from Memorial Stadium, and how singing "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" during the seventh-inning stretch has become a fan-favorite tradition. Author Dan Connolly has collected every essential piece of Orioles knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, providing an entertaining and enlightening read for any Oriole fan.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions) ebook ISBN: 0393623408
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: Juana Inés de la Cruz
Number of Pages: 384 
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A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling. 2014 PEN USA Literary Award for Translation Finalist This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Edith Grossman’s acclaimed translations of the Tenth Muse’s best-known works. · Introductory materials and explanatory footnotes by Anna More along with numerous images. · Additional works by Sor Juana, related writings by Ovid, Saint Teresa of Ávila, and Diego Calleja, and historical interpretations. · Seven critical essays by Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, Irving Leonard, Octavio Paz, Georgina Sabat de Rivers, Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Emilie Bergmann, and Charlene Villasenor Black. · Diana Taylor’s interview with Jesusa Rodríguez about performing “First Dream.” · A Chronology and Selected Bibliography.

What Dies in Summer

What Dies in Summer ebook ISBN: 0857862804
Publisher: Canongate Books
Author: Tom Wright
Number of Pages: 284 
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I woke up in a cold sweat, knowing for a definite fact that death was a teenage girl and that she had been standing silently by my bed during the night...' Jim Beaudry, or Biscuit as he's known, is a teenage boy trying to stay out of trouble. But trouble has a way of finding him. Especially after his cousin L.A. turns up on his doorstep. When one summer afternoon Biscuit and L.A. discover the body of a teenage girl in the Texas wilderness, an investigation begins that will put both of their lives in grave danger.

The News of the World: Stories

The News of the World: Stories ebook ISBN: 0393245411
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: Ron Carlson
Number of Pages: 192 
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These stories come at us from every direction. They are Ron Carlson's response to the eighties, the stories we will want by our sides as the decade ends. Whether it is a husband trying to bring his marriage back together or Bigfoot finally coming forward, Carlson's characters speak with radical honesty that is disarming. They are the men and women all around us who open the refrigerator at two in the morning and see the faces of missing children on the milk carton. The world is a large dose sometimes, and they wonder whether they can measure up to its danger and its magic.

Books to Die For

Books to Die For ebook ISBN: 1451696582
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: John Connolly,Declan Burke
Number of Pages: 560 
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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

Dying the Good Death

Dying the Good Death ebook ISBN: 9780791432617
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: Christopher Justice
Number of Pages: 268 
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Exploring the Hindu concepts of good and bad deaths, this rich ethnography follows pilgrims who choose to travel to the holy city of Kashi to die.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations ebook ISBN: 9780198601739
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press
Author: Oxford University Press,TME.
Number of Pages: 1136 
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More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k