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American elsewhere

American elsewhere ebook ISBN: 2226431357
Publisher: Albin Michel
Author: Robert Jackson Bennett,Laurent Philibert-Caillat
Number of Pages: 784 
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Veillée par une lune rose, Wink, au Nouveau-Mexique, est une petite ville idéale. À un détail près : elle ne figure sur aucune carte. Après deux ans d'errance, Mona Bright, ex-flic, vient d'y hériter de la maison de sa mère, qui s'est suicidée trente ans plus tôt. Très vite, Mona s'attache au calme des rues, aux jolis petits pavillons, aux habitants qui semblent encore vivre dans l'utopique douceur des années cinquante. Pourtant, au fil de ses rencontres et de son enquête sur le passé de sa mère et les circonstances de sa mort (fuyez le naturel...), Mona doit se rendre à l'évidence : une menace plane sur Wink et ses étranges habitants. Sera-t-elle vraiment de taille à affronter les forces occultes à l'oeuvre dans ce lieu hors d'Amérique ? « Un merveilleux cadeau pour les fans de Stephen King et Neil Gaiman. » Library Journal

American Elsewhere

American Elsewhere ebook ISBN: 0316214515
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Number of Pages: 300 
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From one of our most talented and original new literary voices comes the next great American supernatural novel: a work that explores the dark dimensions of the hometowns and the neighbors we thought we knew. Some places are too good to be true. Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map: Wink, New Mexico. In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things. After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different ... "Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Neil Gaiman." --- Library Journal

The American Elsewhere

The American Elsewhere ebook ISBN: 9780700624782
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Author: Jimmy L. Bryan
Number of Pages: 393 
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As important cultural icons of the early nineteenth-century United States, romantic adventurers energized the mythologies of the West and prepared the ground for the gendered and ethnic justifications of territorial conquest. In their letters home, travel accounts, fiction, poetry, artwork, and material culture, they expressed the optimisms and anxieties of their generation and refashioned the exceptionalisms that informed American manliness and nationhood

M. Shivers

M. Shivers ebook ISBN: 9782362700385
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Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Number of Pages: 400 
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Etats-Unis, époque de la grande dépression. Par milliers, les gens quittent leur foyer, à la recherche d'une meilleure vie. Mais Marcus Connelly n'en fait pas partie. Lui ne désire qu'une chose : la vengeance. Passager clandestin des chemins de fer, le vagabond couvert de cicatrices qui a tué la petite fille de Connelly rôde dans les campements de ceux qui ont tout perdu. Nul ne connaît son identité mais tout le monde connaît son nom : Mr Shivers. C'est l'histoire d'une Amérique hantée par la mort et le désespoir. Un monde dans lequel un homme doit affronter une sombre vérité et répondre à une question : jusqu'où peut-on aller pour obtenir satisfaction ?

The Timetables of American History

The Timetables of American History ebook ISBN: 0743202619
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Laurence Urdang
Number of Pages: 534 
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Updated to includes events through December 31, 2000, a single volume history chronicles American happenings in politics, the arts, science, and technology while relating them to the international scene. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Postmodernism, Traditional Cultural Forms, and African American Narratives

Postmodernism, Traditional Cultural Forms, and African American Narratives ebook ISBN: 143844835X
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: W. Lawrence Hogue
Number of Pages: 339 
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Examines how six writers reconfigure African American subjectivity in ways that recall postmodernist theory. This book explores how African American social and political movements, African American studies, independent scholars, and traditional cultural forms revisit and challenge the representation of the African American as deviant other. After surveying African American history and cultural politics, W. Lawrence Hogue provides original and insightful readings of six experimental/postmodern African American texts: John Edgar Wideman’s Philadelphia Fire; Percival Everett’s Erasure; Toni Morrison’s Jazz; Bonnie Greer’s Hanging by Her Teeth; Clarence Major’s Reflex and Bone Structure; and Xam Wilson Cartiér’s Muse-Echo Blues. Using traditional cultural and western forms, including the blues, jazz, voodoo, virtuality, radical democracy, Jungian/African American Collective Unconscious, Yoruba gods, black folk culture, and black working class culture, Hogue reveals that these authors uncover spaces with different definitions of life that still retain a wildness and have not been completely mapped out and trademarked by normative American culture. Redefining the African American novel and the African American outside the logic, rules, and values of western binary reason, these writers leave open the possibility of psychic liberation of African Americans in the West.

Crustal Cross Sections from the Western North American Cordillera and Elsewhere

Crustal Cross Sections from the Western North American Cordillera and Elsewhere ebook ISBN: 0813724562
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Author: Robert Bruce Miller,Arthur W. Snoke
Number of Pages: 314 
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"Exposed crustal cross sections provide a unique direct view of continental crust, and are a major source of insights into variations in lithologic and geochemical composition, structural style, metamorphism, plutonism, and rheology with progressive depth through the crust. This volume provides a synthesis of crustal cross sections with a special emphasis on Phanerozoic sections from the western North American Cordillera, supplemented by articles on lower- and mid-crustal sections through Proterozoic crust in North America and Australia, and the classic crustal section of Fiordland, New Zealand. Many of the papers describe multidisciplinary research on crustal sections and include data from various combinations of structural analysis, geochemistry, geothermobarometry, geochronology, geophysics, and other disciplines. The volume also discusses common problems for the interpretation of crustal cross sections, including how sections that expose deep-crustal rocks are eventually exhumed, and leading to the conclusion that there is no simple 'standard model' for continental crust. This volume will be useful to those interested in structural geology, tectonics, geodynamics, regional geology, petrology, geochemistry/isotope geology, and geophysics."--pub. desc.

Anatèm -

Anatèm - ebook ISBN: 222643240X
Publisher: Albin Michel
Author: Neal Stephenson,Jacques Collin
Number of Pages: 560 
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Fraa Erasmas est un jeune chercheur vivant dans la congrégation de Saunt Edhar, un sanctuaire pour les mathématiciens et les philosophes. Depuis des siècles, autour du Sanctuaire, les gouvernements et les cités n'ont eu de cesse de se développer et de s'effondrer. Par le passé, la congrégation a été ravagée trois fois par la violence de conflits armés. Méfiant vis à vis du monde extérieur, la communauté de Fraa Erasmas ne s'ouvre au monde qu'une fois tous les dix ans. C'est lors d'une de ces courtes périodes d'échanges avec l'extérieur, qu'Erasmas se trouve confronté à une énigme astronomique qui n'engage rien moins que la survie de toutes les congrégations. Ce mystère va obliger le jeune homme à quitter le Sanctuaire pour retrouver son mentor Fraa Orolo. Une quête qui lui permettra de découvrir Arbre, la planète sur laquelle il vit depuis toujours et dont il ignore quasiment tout. Neal Stephenson (né en 1959) est l'auteur-culte de Le Samourai virtuel, Cryptonomicon, L'âge de diamant (prix Hugo), Seveneves (en cours d'adaptation en long-métrage). Anatèm a reçu le prix Locus et a été classé no1 sur la liste des best-sellers du New York Times.

Vigilance

Vigilance ebook ISBN: 2381630090
Publisher: Le Bélial
Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Un récit effarant, corrosif et brutal. L’autopsie littéraire d’une american way of life aussi éculée que mortifère.

Off Ramp

Off Ramp ebook ISBN: 1466863447
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Author: Hank Stuever
Number of Pages: 320 
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"I'm the one they send to the trailer park outside Chimayo, New Mexico, to see the place where the guy went crazy and shot somebody. I'm the one who gets sent to the monster truck show, Lollapalooza concerts, the world's biggest bridal fair. Readers warm to my style . . . unless it drives them to apoplexy."-H.S. Take the off ramp to the world of Hank Stuever, a truly original writer who captures the humorous and haunting rhythms of modern American lives Hank Stuever's funny, touching reports take us to everyday places where the increasingly unusual realities of today's world run rampant. Stuever--twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize--calls this terrain the American Elsewhere. He finds it by bypassing Big News and taking off ramps to places where seemingly ordinary people lead lives just slightly off-kilter. Stuever's Elsewhere extends through trailer parks, roller rinks, malls no longer sparkling, and suburbs where robot dogs growl and bored children jump off rooftops using Hefty-bag parachutes. From Star Wars conventions to credit disasters, from snipers to missing persons, there is always something happening in Elsewhere-and Hank Stuever never misses a scintilla of the action. In Off Ramp, his destinations include Plano, Texas, home of two friends both named Angie ("Plano princesses") who turn home décor disasters over to a TV decorating show and wind up at war against orange carpet. In Washington D.C, we meet a pony-tailed "sofa surgeon" who confronts the mysteries of the universe and couches that won't go through doorways. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a spiral-permed secretary begins an odyssey toward marriage that takes her from anxiety dreams ("I'm walking down the aisle and nobody is looking at me or anything") to anxiety that is no dream. And we are there. We visit discount funeral homes ("Let's say you're dead..."), campgrounds where international bonds are formed ("We are from Netherlands, and we are for two days wonderink, who it is you are storage facilities where America keeps its strangest secrets. We meet the men who drew the comic-book characters (including Wonder Woman) Stuever loved as a child professional bowlers, waterbed aficionados, and some Texans on "debris drives" in search of pieces of the fallen Columbia shuttle. Finally, we travel to Stuever's hometown of Oklahoma lCity where the bombing of the Alfred P.Murrah federal building has created a kind of Elsewhere he has never seen before. You never know quite where Hank Stuever is going to take you. Off Ramp is the terrific debut of a fresh, humane, one-of-a-kind journalistic voice.

America Is Elsewhere

America Is Elsewhere ebook ISBN: 0199969922
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Erik Dussere
Number of Pages: 299 
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America is Elsewhere provides a rigorous and creative reconsideration of hard-boiled crime fiction and the film noir tradition within three related postwar contexts: 1) the rise of the consumer republic in the United States after World War II 2) the challenge to traditional notions of masculinity posed by a new form of citizenship based in consumption, and 3) the simultaneous creation of "authenticity effects" - representational strategies designed to safeguard an image of both the American male and America itself outside of and in opposition to the increasingly omnipresent marketplace. Films like Double Indemnity, Ace in the Hole, and Kiss Me Deadly alongside novels by Dashiel Hammett and Raymond Chandler provide rich examples for the first half of the study. The second is largely devoted to works less commonly understood in relation to the hard-boiled and noir canon. Examinations of the conspiracy films from the Seventies and Eighties-like Klute and The Parallax View—novels by Thomas Pynchon, Chester Himes and William Gibson reveal the persistence and evolution of these authenticity effects across the second half of the American twentieth century.

Stay

Stay ebook ISBN: 1473219817
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: John Clute
Number of Pages: 320 
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Stay gathers together 100,000 words of reviews, plus short fiction by John Clute, and was originally published to coincide with Loncon3 (the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention) at which he was one of the Guests of Honour. Also included is a complete reprint of the text of The Darkening Garden.

Yellow Light

Yellow Light ebook ISBN: 9781566398176
Publisher: Temple University Press
Author: Amy Ling
Number of Pages: 374 
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Amy Ling brings together in one comprehensive volume poets, novelists, dramatists, musicians, songwriters, composers, filmmakers, choreographers, and performance artists who span three generations and represent the broad spectrum of ethnicities that make up Asian America. They share thoughts on their work, their audiences, and their relationship to the Asian American rubric and American life and culture. They provide a rare glimpse of the inspirations and aspirations out of which their energy and ideas grow and place their work, each differently, in the complex fabric of American life. An indispensible anthology of work and an inspiring and provocative cultural record, Yellow Light casts a revealing glow on the contradictions, influences, imagination, and humanity expressed through the vastly varied creative projects of Americans with Asian roots. This book will engage readers interested in Asian American literature, film, and culture and students and scholars of Asian American studies, American culture, and multicultural studies. What is Asian America? a place? a race? a frame of reference? a government-imposed expedient? a box to check on a form? It's a dream in the heart Like Bulosan's claim, a tug in the gut, a gleam of recognition: Asian ancestry American struggle. --Amy Ling Author note: The late Amy Ling was Professor in the Department of English and the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She authored numerous books, including Between Worlds: Women Writers of Chinese Ancestry and Chinamerican Reflections, a chapbook of poems and paintings.

The Making of American Liberal Theology

The Making of American Liberal Theology ebook ISBN: 9780664223540
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Author: Gary J. Dorrien
Number of Pages: 494 
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This text identifies the indigenous roots of American liberal theology and uncovers a wider, longer-running tradition than has been thought. Taking a narrative approach the text provides a biographical reading of important religious thinkers of the time.

Women and Slavery: The modern Atlantic

Women and Slavery: The modern Atlantic ebook ISBN: 0821417258
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Author: Gwyn Campbell,Suzanne Miers,Joseph Calder Miller
Number of Pages: 329 
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The particular experience of enslaved women, across different cultures and many different eras is the focus of this work.

Atlantic Citizens

Atlantic Citizens ebook ISBN: 0748669396
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Author: Leslie Eckel
Number of Pages: 248 
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This book uncovers startling contributions to transatlantic culture and makes the argument that literature is dependent upon other modes of professional creativity in order to thrive.

From Shakespeare to Obama

From Shakespeare to Obama ebook ISBN: 1137375825
Publisher: Springer
Author: J. Hart
Number of Pages: 255 
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From Shakespeare to Obama discusses language, slavery, and place from the Portuguese enslavement of African people, through slavery in Shakespeare's plays, to President Obama's 2012 speech on "modern slavery." Balancing close reading with context, this expansive book offers new insight into questions of otherness, rhetoric, and stereotyping.

Africa and the Americas

Africa and the Americas ebook ISBN: 9781592212729
Publisher: Africa World Press
Author: José C. Curto,Renée Soulodre-LaFrance
Number of Pages: 338 
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A collection of essyas reflecting an important structural feature of the slave trade: its circularity. Starting with the removal from Africa, the collection then carries into discussions of ethnic identity, religion and creolisation. Comparitive essays develop the theme of root experience in Africa against the facts of life for disenfranchised slaves, painting a picture of a cohesive worldview shaped by the slave voyage and African beliefs. The collection returns to Africa with analyses of the impact on Africa of formerly slaveholding nations.

Swinging Single

Swinging Single ebook ISBN: 9780816633517
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Author: Hilary Radner,Moya Luckett
Number of Pages: 378 
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Critics and defenders alike connect today's widespread anxieties about sexuality and culture to the political activism of the 1960s and the counterculture's preoccupation with the individual pursuit of pleasure. In contrast, the essays in Swindling Single attribute the new sexual mores of that era not to its political upheavals but to a confluence of social, cultural, and economic factors that encouraged personal gratification and altered traditionally defined gender roles. Contributors analyze a broad range of topics: the commercialization of avant-garde and exploitation films; new visions of female sexuality in That Girl and The Avengers; the social context of such cultural icons as Hugh Hefner and Charles Manson; the intersection of race and sexuality in Eldridge Cleaver's Soul oil Ice; and depictions of sexual pleasure in pornography and scientific films.

Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians

Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians ebook ISBN: 0241186714
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Author: DK
Number of Pages: 352 
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Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides From tiny frogs in the rainforest to giant tropical crocodiles, leaf through Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians profiling the world's snakes, reptiles and amphibians. Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the snakes, reptiles and other amphibians featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With detailed sections on what a reptile or amphibian is, their reproduction and their feeding habits, Nature Guide Snakes and Other Reptiles and Amphibians is the ideal identification guide.