Humor

Be Everything at Once

Author: Dami Lee

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN:

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 347

Why do things in moderation when you can just do everything? Cartoonist Dami Lee's hilarious four-panel comic collection illustrates her experience navigating identity, relationships, pop culture, and misunderstandings about basic human interactions, from growing up as a South Korean immigrant kid in the foreign land of Texas to finding her home as a professional cartoonist in cyberspace. With favorite selections from Dami's massively popular webcomic As Per Usual, as well as many never-before-seen comics, Be Everything at Once is earnestly relatable and endlessly funny, full of (mostly) true stories for anyone who obsesses over their favorite snacks, struggles to take the best selfie, tears up at the sight of a perfect dog, or is maybe just trying to find their place.
Knowledge, Theory of

El problema del conocimiento en Nicolás de Cusa

Author: Jorge Mario Machetta

Publisher: Editorial Biblos

ISBN:

Category: Knowledge, Theory of

Page: 442

View: 658

Este texto presenta por primera vez en el área latinoamericana un calificado conjunto de estudios acerca del pensamiento de Nicolás de Cusa (1401-1464) expuestos en las jornadas del Primer Congreso Internacional Cusano de Latinoamérica celebrado en Buenos Aires del 1 al 4 de junio de 2004.
Young Adult Fiction

Four Weeks, Five People

Author: Jennifer Yu

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

View: 809

They're more than their problems Obsessive-compulsive teen Clarissa wants to get better, if only so her mother will stop asking her if she's okay. Andrew wants to overcome his eating disorder so he can get back to his band and their dreams of becoming famous. Film aficionado Ben would rather live in the movies than in reality. Gorgeous and overly confident Mason thinks everyone is an idiot. And Stella just doesn't want to be back for her second summer of wilderness therapy. As the five teens get to know one another and work to overcome the various disorders that have affected their lives, they find themselves forming bonds they never thought they would, discovering new truths about themselves and actually looking forward to the future.
Literary Criticism

Impossible Individuality

Author: Gerald N. Izenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 372

View: 152

Studying major writers and philosophers--Schlegel and Schleiermacher in Germany, Wordsworth in England, and Chateaubriand in France--Gerald Izenberg shows how a combination of political, social, and psychological developments resulted in the modern concept of selfhood. More than a study of one national culture influencing another, this work goes to the heart of kindred intellectual processes in three European countries. Izenberg makes two persuasive and related arguments. The first is that the Romantics developed a new idea of the self as characterized by fundamentally opposing impulses: a drive to assert the authority of the self and expand that authority to absorb the universe, and the contradictory impulse to surrender to a greater idealized entity as the condition of the self's infinity. The second argument seeks to explain these paradoxes historically, showing how romantic individuality emerged as a compromise. Izenberg demonstrates how the Romantics retreated, in part, from a preliminary, radically activist ideal of autonomy they had worked out under the impact of the French Revolution. They had begun by seeing the individual self as the sole source of meaning and authority, but the convergence of crises in their personal lives with the crises of the revolution revealed this ideal as dangerously aggressive and self-aggrandizing. In reaction, the Romantics shifted their absolute claims for the self to the realm of creativity and imagination, and made such claims less dangerous by attributing totality to nature, art, lover, or state, which in return gave that totality back to the self.
Biography & Autobiography

Journeys

Author: H. Houghton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 90

View: 256

The real stuff. Remembering the past, the first loves, the lost loves, the Corvette convertible that took me to over 130 miles per hour, the way it all felt, looked, and smelled; good friends, country roads, woodland paths, gentle touches, and the beauty of the children. And on and on and on.... I remember all of these things and others, like the gentle, warm way her touch felt and the absolute shock of her now being gone; like folks who cared enough to listen to me and others, like mountaintops in the foggy fall dusk, falling stars at night, saying goodnight to my 6 year old daughter almost 20 years ago, permanent goodbyes to old friends and so much more. I remember----as if they just happened yesterday. The real stuff. I have made these journeys and now I share them with you. Please pass them on. They are a part of the foundation of life and need to live on if any of us are to move forward. Enjoy. And remember.
Fiction

Four Novels

Author: Marguerite Duras

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 254

View: 209

Long acknowledged as one of the most important literary figures in France, Marguerite Duras has garnered worldwide praise for her work, from the acclaimed screenplay Hiroshima Mon Amour to the best-selling novel The Lover. In this volume of four short novels, Duras demonstrates her remarkable ability to create an emotional intensity and unity by focusing on the intimate details of the relationships among only a few central characters: from the park bench couple in The Square (1955) to the double love triangle in Ten-thirty on a Summer Night (1960), each novel probes the depths of human emotion, of love and of despair. Exceptional for their range in mood and situation, these four novels are unparalleled exhibitions of a poetic beauty that is uniquely Duras.
Fiction

Man Enough For Me

Author: Rhonda Bowen

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 989

Twenty-something public relations gem Jules Jackson has everything in her life under control, and that's exactly the way she likes it. She's got no problem handling two jobs, her crazy friends, and her difficult mother. But she's just about given up on men--until she meets fine Germaine Williams . . . Straight-up catch Germaine is eager to prove his worth to Jules, and she falls hard. But it's soon clear Germaine's keeping at least one big secret. And the deeper Jules digs, the more her balancing act and her romance begin to crumble. Now Jules can either turn to her faith and open her heart to love--or risk getting it broken. . . "Enough drama, romance, and faith that keeps you turning pages." --Tia McCollors, Essence® Bestselling Author "A sweet Christian romance." –Publishers Weekly "Christian fiction fans will love this book! Man Enough For Me has heaping helpings of faith, prayer and redemption. I expect that readers will be clamoring for more from Rhonda Bowen." --Tiffany L. Warren, Essence® bestselling author
Self-Help

Beyond Positive Thinking

Author: Robert Anthony

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 462

This commonsense approach to achieving success in one's life offers workable, step-by-step methods and positive visualization techniques to help readers personalize goals, trust creativity, transcend old beliefs and limitations, and transform positive thinking into positive action.,
Biography & Autobiography

A Tender Struggle

Author: Krista Bremer

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 303

View: 879

A Western woman finds love and struggle with her Libyan husband in a memoir of marriage across a cultural divide: “A sweet and rewarding journey of a book” (Kirkus Reviews). Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer, a California-bred feminist, surfer, and aspiring journalist, met and fell in love with a man from a very different world. Ismail Suayah was sincere, passionate, kind, and one of eight siblings born in an impoverished fishing village in Libya. Raised a Muslim, Ismail’s faith informed his life. When Krista and Ismail made the decision to become a family, she embarked on a journey she never could have imagined: a quest for spiritual and intellectual growth that would open her mind and, more important, her heart. “A bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love “Utterly absorbing . . . A beautiful book.” —Cheryl Strayed, New York Times–bestselling author of Wild