Young Adult Fiction

The Anatomy of Curiosity

Author: Brenna Yovanoff,Tessa Gratton,Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN: 1467789720

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 296

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The follow-up to the acclaimed title The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff. In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor. In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert's curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn't know how to love. In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea. Three new stories—complete with commentary on the creative process—from three acclaimed young adult authors working at the height of their powers. Curious?
Young Adult Fiction

Verflucht

Roman

Author: Victoria Schwab

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641098556

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4667

Schau der Hexe nicht in die Augen! Das Moor, das gleich hinter ihrem Haus anfängt, hat die 16- jährige Lexi schon immer als Bedrohung empfunden. Ebenso die Geschichten von der Hexe, die dort seit Urzeiten leben soll ... Als ein fremder Junge im nächtlichen Nebel vor ihrem Fenster auftaucht, ahnt Lexi, dass etwas Unheimliches geschehen wird. Und tatsächlich: Etliche Kinder aus dem Dorf verschwinden spurlos. Ihre Eltern verdächtigen schon bald den fremden Jungen, der wie ein Spuk mal hier, mal da erscheint. Doch Lexi weiß, dass etwas anderes dahintersteckt – etwas, das aus dem Moor kommt ...
Fiction

Ballade. Der Tanz der Feen

Roman

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342640303X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8461

Auf den ersten Blick könnte man James für einen typischen Teenager halten: Er ist cool und hat stets einen lockeren Spruch auf den Lippen. Aber hinter dieser Fassade verbirgt sich ein sensibler Junge und begnadeter Musiker, der auf der Suche nach der großen Liebe ist. Als James der ebenso schönen wie geheimnisvollen Nuala begegnet, schlägt sein Herz schneller – hat er seine Traumfrau gefunden? Doch Nuala ist kein Mensch, sondern eine Fee, die nur zu James gekommen ist, um ihm ein Angebot zu unterbreiten: Sie kann aus ihm einen berühmten Künstler machen. Natürlich hat der Musenkuss seinen Preis: ein paar Jahre von James’ Leben. Schweren Herzens lehnt er ab, obwohl er sich magisch zu Nuala hingezogen fühlt. Und auch die Fee merkt, dass sie zum ersten Mal verbotene Gefühle für einen Sterblichen hegt ... Ballade. Der Tanz der Feen von Maggie Stiefvater: romantisch-unheimliche Fantasy im eBook!
Psychology

The Anatomy of Psychotherapy

Author: Lawrence Friedman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134877102

Category: Psychology

Page: 616

View: 6282

Over the past decades, Lawrence Friedman has emerged as one of the most erudite and provocative theoriss in contemporary psychotherapy. The Anatomy of Psychotherapy interweaves Friedman's major contributions to the analytic and psychiatric literature with extensive new material in arriving at an extraordinarily rich and nuanced appreciation of psychotherapy. The Anatomy of Psychotherapy describes how the therapist makes use of theories and styles in order to achieve equilibrium under stress. This stress, according to Friedman, is related to the "absolute ambiguity" that is essential to psychotherapy. To cope with this ambiguity, the therapist alternates among three different roles, those of reader, historian, and pragmatic operator. Friedman examines these "disambiguating postures" in detail, paying special attention to their bearing on the therapist's narrative prejudice, the relativity of his knowledge, and the relationship of his work to natural science and hermeneutics. Brilliantly constructed and masterfully written, The Anatomy of Psychotherapy traverses the same basic themes in each of its six sections. Readers who are interested in theory can hone in on relevant topics or the work of particular theorists. Readers seeking insight into the demands of daily clinical work, on the other hand, can bypass the systematic studies and immerse themselves in Friedman's engrossing reflections on the experience of psychotherapy. Best served will be those who ponder Friedman's writings and therapy as complementary meditations issuing from a single, unifying vision, one in which psychotherapy, in both its promise and frustrations, becomes a subtle interplay among theories about psychotherapy, the personal styles of psychotherapists, and the practical exigencies of aiding those in distress.
Social Science

The Anatomy of Freedom

Feminism in Four Dimensions

Author: Robin Morgan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497678099

Category: Social Science

Page: 385

View: 8698

The classic of feminist vision by one of its greatest writers, with a new preface by the author With the advent of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, physics and our world changed forever. In The Anatomy of Freedom, Robin Morgan shows us how the empowerment of women—half of humanity—will have the same transformative power for society that e=mc2 had for the physical world. This is not simply another feminist treatise. Morgan looks beyond the women’s movement as a crucial struggle for equal rights; she sees this process as the fundamental motor for freeing both women and men, and as a necessity for the survival of sentient life and of the planet itself. She explains and demystifies theoretical physics in accessible terms and, astonishingly, uses it as a prism through which to view the equation of relationships and gender, while going deep into the subconscious and plumbing the roots of passion. At the same time, she makes vital connections between these internal realities and global issues of the environment, economics, and family. There has perhaps never been a book more daring. The Anatomy of Freedom shows a master at her peak.
Fiction

Alice Munro and the Anatomy of the Short Story

Author: Oriana Palusci

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527507009

Category: Fiction

Page: 203

View: 9750

Alice Munro has devoted her entire career to the short story form in her fourteen collections, having won the Nobel Prize in Literature “as master of the contemporary short story”. This edited volume investigates her art as a storyteller, the processes she performs on the contemporary short story genre in her creative anatomical theatre. Divided into five topical sections, it is a collection of scholarly chapters which offer textual insights into a single story, compare two or more texts, or casts a more panoramic view on Munro’s literary production, embracing stories from her first collection Dance of the Happy Shades to her last published Dear Life. Through different critical approaches that range from post-structuralism to cultural studies, from linguistics and rhetorical analyses to translation studies, the authors insist on the concept that no fixed patterns prevail in her short stories, as Munro has constantly developed, challenged, and revised existing modes of generic configuration, while discussing the fluidity, the elusiveness, the indeterminacy, the ambiguity of her superb writing.
Young Adult Fiction

Blood Magic - Weiß wie Mondlicht, rot wie Blut

Author: Tessa Gratton

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641068932

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3290

Magie gibt es wirklich! Du hast sie im Blut... Es hört sich ganz einfach an: Zeichne einen Kreis ... Lege ein welkes Blatt in den Mittelpunkt ... Sprich einen Zauberspruch ... Und opfere einen Tropfen Blut ... Der letzte Teil ist keineswegs einfach. Aber Silla spürt, dass der Zauber richtig ist. Und richtig war in Sillas Leben nichts mehr, seit ihre Eltern einen grausamen Tod fanden. Erst das geheimnisvolle Zauberbuch, das ein Unbekannter vor ihrer Tür abgelegt hat, scheint Sillas Leben wieder Sinn zu geben. Ein Buch voller Zaubersprüche, die allesamt mit dem Blut des Magiers ausgeführt werden. Als Silla tief in den Strudel ihrer eigenen berauschenden Magie gezogen wird, gibt es nur einen, der sie warnt: Nick, der Junge von nebenan, der ahnt, dass die Blutmagie dunkle, uralte Mächte heraufbeschwört und dass sie Segen sein kann – oder Fluch.
Fiction

Rot wie das Meer

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: script5

ISBN: 3732001636

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5891

Jedes Jahr im November wird die Insel Thisby von Capaill Uisce heimgesucht, Meereswesen, die in Gestalt wunderschöner Pferde Tod und Verderben bringen. Schnell wie der Seewind und tückisch wie das Meer, ziehen sie die Menschen in ihren Bann. Wie viele junge Männer der Insel fiebert auch Sean Kendrick dem Skorpio-Rennen entgegen, bei dem sie auf Capaill Uisce gegeneinander antreten. Nicht wenige bezahlen dafür mit ihrem Leben. Das diesjährige Rennen aber wird sein wie keines zuvor: Als erste Frau wagt Puck Connolly, sich einen Platz in dieser Männerwelt zu erkämpfen. Sie gewinnt den Respekt von Sean Kendrick, der ihr anfangs widerwillig, dann selbstlos hilft. Schließlich fällt der Startschuss und auch diesmal erreichen viele Reiter nicht das Ziel. Ihr Blut und das ihrer Capaill Uisce färben die Wellen des Meeres rot ... Ein mystisch-spannender Fantasy-Roman von Spiegel-Bestsellerautorin Maggie Stiefvater, bekannt durch die Trilogie "Nach dem Sommer ruht das Licht in deinen Augen" und "Wen der Rabe ruft"
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Anatomy of Bibliomania

Author: Holbrook Jackson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252070433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 668

View: 8429

Jackson inspects the allure of books, their curative and restorative properties, and the passion for them that leads to bibliomania ("a genial mania, less harmful than the sanity of the sane"). His commentary addresses why we read, where we read (on journeys, at mealtimes, on the toilet -- this has "a long but mostly unrecorded history"--In bed, and in prison), and what happens to us when we read. He touches on bindings, bookworms, libraries, and the sport of book hunting, as well as the behavior of borrowers, embezzlers, thieves, and collectors. Francis Bacon, Anatole France, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Leigh Hunt, Marcel Proust, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Shakespeare, and scores of other luminaries chime in on books and their love for them.
Business & Economics

The Anatomy of Work

Labor, Leisure, and the Implications of Automation

Author: Georges Friedmann

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412835886

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 8350

The consequences of narrow work specialization are critical not only for workers and employers but for civilization as a whole. In The Anatomy of Work, George Friedmann elucidates the large and small questions raised by this evolutionary moment in human labor and development. Donald C. King's introduction to this new edition discusses the impact of Friedmann's work on later researchers and assesses its relative strengths and weaknesses in forecasting future trends, particularly in regard to automation. This is pioneering study on how work is organic to human identity.
History

Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction

Author: Victoria Rimell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139436250

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 7477

Petronius' Satyricon, long regarded as the first 'novel' of the Western tradition, has always sparked controversy. It has been puzzled over as a strikingly modernist riddle, elevated as a work of exemplary comic realism, condemned as obscene and repackaged as a morality tale. This reading of the surviving portions of the work shows how the Satyricon fuses the anarchic and the classic, the comic and the disturbing, and presents readers with a labyrinth of narratorial viewpoints. Dr Rimell argues that the surviving fragments are connected by an imagery of disintegration, focused on the pervasive Neronian metaphor of the literary text as a human or animal body. Throughout, she discusses the limits of dominant twentieth-century views of the Satyricon as bawdy pantomime, and challenges prevailing restrictions of Petronian corporeality to material or non-metaphorical realms. This 'novel' emerges as both very Roman and very satirical in its 'intestinal' view of reality.
Nature

Nature Anatomy

The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World

Author: Julia Rothman

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128149

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 7116

See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world. Explore the anatomy of a jellyfish, the inside of a volcano, monarch butterfly migration, how sunsets work, and much more. Rothman’s whimsical illustrations are paired with interactive activities that encourage curiosity and inspire you to look more closely at the world all around you.
Melancholy

The Anatomy of Melancholy

What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostics, and Several Cures of It. In Three Partitions. With Their Several Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened and Cut Up

Author: Robert Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Melancholy

Page: N.A

View: 1207

Fiction

Wie Eulen in der Nacht

Roman

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426452367

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9154

In ihrem neuen Fantasy-Roman erzählt Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Maggie Stiefvater eine atmosphärisch-düstere Geschichte über Angst und Magie, Liebe und Mut. Jeder träumt von einem Wunder, aber nicht jeder ist bereit dafür. Wem nur noch ein Wunder helfen kann, der findet stets seinen Weg in die Wüste Colorados und zur außergewöhnlichen Familie Soria. Doch die Wunder der Sorias sind unberechenbar und wer sie aus eigener Kraft nicht vollenden kann, zahlt einen hohen Preis. Auch Daniel Soria bewirkt diese Wunder mit der Ernsthaftigkeit und Hingabe, die es braucht. Doch dann bricht er die wichtigste Regel seiner Familie: Er mischt sich in ein Wunder ein. Dadurch entfesselt er eine Magie, die seinen Tod bedeuten könnte. »Eine meisterhafte Geschichtenerzählerin.« USA today
Family & Relationships

The Anatomy of Prejudices

Author: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674031913

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 632

View: 1657

Among the many forms of prejudice, Young-Bruehl pays particular attention to four - antisemitism, racism, sexism, and homophobia - which she exposes in their distinctiveness and their similarities.
Science

The Anatomy of Bamboo Culms

Author: Walter Liese

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9788186247266

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 5488

Given its unrivalled position in terms of diversity, distribution and uses, coupled with the vital role it plays in the rural economies of several countries around the world, bamboo has emerged in recent years as potentially the most important non-wood forest resource to replace wood in construction and other uses. Concomitantly, the interest being shown in this invaluable natural resource since the 1980s has resulted in the accumulation of a considerable body of information through research on various aspects of bamboos, including the anatomy of the bamboo culm. There is, however, no comprehensive publication available on the anatomy of bamboo culm, with the available literature being fragmented, scattered and inadequate. This landmark monograph by renowned wood biologist, forestry expert and bamboo specialist, Professor Walter Liese, whose innovative work on the study of anatomical structure using advanced microscopy and other techniques has won him wide international acclaim, fulfils the need for a comprehensive overview of current knowledge on this subject. It is the first attempt to synthesize information from studies on this subject, many of which have been contributed by Professor Liese, spread over the past four decades. By identifying gaps in the current anatomical knowledge base of bamboo culm, it is expected to stimulate further research and to act as a prime mover for knowledge generation in the key areas of bamboo anatomy, growth and taxonomy.
Fiction

The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupré

Author: Sarah Kathryn York

Publisher: Coteau Books

ISBN: 1550504878

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 5113

?The giant’s body has been ravaged not only by the treatment it received immediately after Edouard’s death -- being paraded in shop windows and in freak shows -- but also by the attentions of a professor who in 1907 bought the body for his experiments and classes. But the strictly clinical and physical isn’t enough, and the anatomist begins to reveal the story of the man through a series of events selected from his short life. Beginning with a sixteen-year-old’s dreams of being a cowboy, it follows Edouard’s seemingly inevitable move into strongman displays and freak sideshows, showing the uneasy mix of his need and desire for money with his self-dislike and weariness of being unable to escape his stature. The spectre of his physical weakness – caused, conversely, by his size and superhuman strength – is ever-present, as first his muscles and later, his lungs, begin to fail. By the book’s close, the physical mystery is solved, a paper published, acclaim afforded, but the narrator understands he is perhaps farther than ever from understanding Edouard Beaupré’s true anatomy.