When first published in 1972, Survival was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent, compulsively readable prose, Survival is simultaneously a book of criticism, a manifesto, and a collection of personal and subversive remarks. Margaret Atwood begins by asking: "What have been the central preoccupations of our poetry and fiction?" Her answer is "survival and victims." Atwood applies this thesis in twelve brilliant, witty, and impassioned chapters; from Moodie to MacLennan to Blais, from Pratt to Purdy to Gibson, she lights up familiar books in wholly new perspectives. This new edition features a foreword by the author.
An undisciplined, story-centric, off-beat, and honest approach to demystifying what it takes to become a full-time artist. This book is all about blazing your own trail and creating your career as an artist, instead of waiting around to be discovered.
In this original study of the Portuguese Empire in the East, the Estado da India, George Souza looks in detail at the activities of Macao. His aim is to enquire into the nature of Portuguese society in China and the South China Sea and explain why the political and economic activities of the Portuguese crown did not inhibit the growth of local entrepreneurial trade. He also examines the nature of Portuguese maritime trade in Asia and analyses the focal role of Macao as an adjunct to the Canton market. The operations of Portuguese private merchants, the so-called 'country traders', are described and tellingly assessed in the wider context of the economic development of China and Southeast Asia in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
What happens when you reach the threshold of life and death - and come back? As long as humans have lived on the planet, there have been wars, and injured soldiers and civilians. But today, as we engage in wars with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are able to bring people back from ever closer encounters with death. Historian Emily Mayhew explores the reality of medicine and injury in wartime, from the trenches of World War One to the plains of Afghanistan and the rehabilitation wards of Headley Court in Surrey. Mixing vivid and compelling stories of unexpected survival with astonishing insights from the front line of medicine, A Heavy Reckoning is a book about how far we have come in saving, healing and restoring the human body. From the plastic surgeon battling to restore function to a blasted hand to the double amputee learning to walk again on prosthetic legs, Mayhew gives us a new understanding of the limits of human life and the extraordinary costs paid physically and mentally by casualties all over the world.
For young gay men who came of age in the United States in the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic was a formative experience in fear, hardship, and loss. Those who were diagnosed before 1996 suffered an exceptionally high rate of mortality, and the survivors -- both the infected individuals and those close to them -- today constitute a "bravest generation" in American history. The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience examines the strategies for survival and coping employed by these HIV-positive gay men, who together constitute the first generation of long-term survivors of the disease. Through interviews conducted by the author, it narrates the stories of gay men who have survived since the early days of the epidemic; documents and delineates the strategies and behaviors enacted by men of this generation to survive it; and examines the extent to which these approaches to survival inform and are informed by the broad body of literature on resilience and health. The stories and strategies detailed here, all used to combat the profound physical, emotional, and social challenges faced by those in the crosshairs of the AIDS epidemic, provide a gateway for understanding how individuals cope with chronic and life-threatening diseases. Halkitis takes readers on a journey of first-hand data collection (the interviews themselves), the popular culture representations of these phenomena, and his own experiences as one of the men of the AIDS generation. This riveting account will be of interest to health practitioners and historians throughout the clinical and social sciences -- or to anyone with an interest in this important chapter in social history. Cover photo courtesy of Fire Island Pines Historical Preservation Society.
This concise iPhone 4 manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to do everything with your iPhone 4 FASTER. The iPhone 4 introduced many new features not seen in the iPhone 3G and 3GS, such as FaceTime video calling, multitasking, and even using your iPhone as a modem. This guide will show you these new features and how use them. You will also unlock hidden secrets on your iPhone, such as how to download FREE Games and eBooks, send email from your iPhone, surf the web, and read news for FREE.This iPhone guide includes:- Getting Started- What's New in iPhone 4- FaceTime- Multitasking- Button Layout- Navigating the Screens- Making Calls- Using the Speakerphone During a Voice Call- Staring a Conference Call- Managing Your Contacts- Adding a New Contact- Adding a Favorite Contact (Speed Dial)- Text Messaging- Adding Texted Phone Numbers to Contacts- Copying, Cutting, and Pasting Text- Sending Picture and Video Messages- Using Safari Web Browser- Adding Bookmarks to the Home Screen- Printing a Web Page- Photos and Videos- Taking Pictures- Capturing Videos- Using the Email Application- Viewing All Mail in One Inbox- Changing Email Options- Managing Applications- Setting Up an iTunes Account- Sending an Application as a Gift- Using iTunes to Download Applications- Reading User Reviews- Deleting an Application- Reading an eBook on the iPhone- How to download thousands of free eBooks- Adjusting the Settings- Turning On Voiceover- Turning Vibration On and Off- Setting Alert Sounds- Changing the Wallpaper- Setting a Passcode Lock- Changing Keyboard Settings- Changing Photo Settings- Turning 3G On and Off- Turning Bluetooth On and Off- Turning Wi-Fi On and Off- Turning Airplane Mode On and Off- Tips and Tricks- Using the Voice Control Feature- Maximizing Battery Life- Taking a Screenshot- Scrolling to the Top of a Screen- Saving Images While Browsing the Internet- Deleting Recently Typed Characters- Resetting Your iPhone- Viewing the Full Horizontal Keyboard- Calling a Number on a Website- Troubleshooting- List of iPhone-friendly websites that save you time typing in long URL addresses