Author: Roberto Calasso

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400076129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

View: 6797

The author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony presents an original interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka in a series of essays that looks at the meaning of Kafka's stories and what they reveal about the enigmatic author himself. Reprint.

Masculinity, Law and Family

Author: Richard Collier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134873360

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 1704

Masculinity, Law and Family examines the construction of masculinity in a variety of areas of law pertaining to the family. Throughout, Richard Collier integrates recent theoretical developments in legal studies with a social theory of gender, the family and the social construction of masculinity. After an overview of theoretical positions and a critique of traditional legal theory, Richard Collier focusses on the legal regulation of homosexuality and transsexualism to show how confined the view of masculine sexuality is in legal discours. These arguments are further elaborated in a discussion of non-consummation, adultery and divorce, as well as fatherhood and paternity. Masculinity, Law and Family is of central importance to our understanding of the social and political dimension of masculinity.

Toronto, No Mean City

Author: Eric Arthur

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487516711

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 2437

Eric Arthur fell in love with Toronto the first time he saw it. The year was 1923; he was twenty-five years old, newly arrived to teach architecture at the University of Toronto. For the next sixty years he dedicated himself to saving the great buildings of Toronto's past. Toronto, No Mean City sounded a clarion call in his crusade. First published in 1964, it sparked the preservation movement of the 1960s and 1970s and became its bible. This reprint of the third edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition. Four new essays were commissioned for this reprint. Christopher Hume, architecture critic and urban affairs columnist for the Toronto Star, addresses the changes to the city since the appearance of the third edition in 1986. Architect and heritage preservation activist Catherine Nasmith assesses the current status of the city's heritage preservation movement. Susan Crean, a freelance writer in Toronto, explores Toronto's vibrant arts scene. Mark Kingwell, professor and cultural commentator, reflects on the development of professional and amateur sports in and around town. Readers will delight in these anecdotal accounts of the city's rich architectural heritage.

Essays to Do Good

Addressed to All Christians, Whether in Public Or Private Capacities

Author: Cotton Mather

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian life

Page: 172

View: 5103

Plant Location

Author: Leonard C. Yaseen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industrial location

Page: 226

View: 7905

The 1787 Census of Virginia

An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: Genealogical Bks in Print


Category: Reference

Page: 2022

View: 4395

The personal property tax lists for the year 1787.

Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry (Annotated Edition)

Author: Albert G. Mackey

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849631567

Category: Social Science

Page: 4366

View: 1744

Dr. Albert G. Mackey, also the author of The Lexicon of Freemasonry appears as author of this " Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and its Kindred Sciences," which, being a library in inself, superseded most of the Masonic works which have been tolerated by the craft—chiefly because none better could be obtained. Here, in one giant volume is a work which fulfils the hope which sustained the author through ten years' literary labor, that, under one cover he "would furnish every Mason who might consult its pages the means of acquiring a knowledge of all matters connected with the science, the philosophy, and the history of his order." For more than thirty years Dr. Mackey has devoted earnest and constant study and research to the history, the objects, and the condition of Masonry. In the present work, the crowning and successful result of a life's labors, he has received no assistance from any one. He says, " Every article was written by myself," and he adds, which would extenuate errors, had he fallen into any, "For twelve months, too, of the time occupied upon this work, I suffered from an affection of the sight, which forbade all use of the eyes for purposes of study. During that time, now happily passed, all authorities were consulted by the willing eyes of my daughters—all writing was done by their hands. I realized for a time the picture so often painted of the blind bard dictating his sublime verses to his daughters," and his preface closes with the words, "Were I to dedicate this work at all, my dedication should be—To Filial Affection." Up to the present time the modern literature of Freemasonry has been diffuse, lumbering, unreliable, and, out of all reasonable proportions.

The Granberry Family and Allied Families

Including the Ancestry of Helen (Woodward) Granberry

Author: Donald Lines Jacobus,Edgar Francis Waterman

Publisher: N.A



Page: 383

View: 7343

The Wiley Handbook of Genius

Author: Dean Keith Simonton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118367391

Category: Psychology

Page: 680

View: 5056

With contributions from a multi-disciplinary group of expert contributors, this is the first handbook to discuss all aspects of genius, a topic that endlessly provokes and fascinates. The first handbook to discuss all aspects of genius with contributions from a multi-disciplinary group of experts Covers the origins, characteristics, careers, and consequences of genius with a focus on cognitive science, individual differences, life-span development, and social context Explores individual genius, creators, leaders, and performers as diverse as Queen Elizabeth I, Simón Bolívar, Mohandas Gandhi, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Leo Tolstoy, John William Coltrane, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Martha Graham. Utilizes a variety of approaches—from genetics, neuroscience, and longitudinal studies to psychometric tests, interviews, and case studies—to provide a comprehensive treatment of the subject

Not Far Away

The Real-life Adventures of Ima Pipiig

Author: Lois Beardslee

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759111202

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

View: 1517

Part novel and part memoire, Not Far Away recounts the life of a female Ojibwe schoolteacher in northern Michigan as she endures the most caustic forms of racism.

The Doer of Good Becomes Good

A Primer on Volunteerism

Author: Ronald Wayne Poplau

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781578860821

Category: Education

Page: 117

View: 4918

Here is everything you ever wanted to know about community service. Ronald W. Poplau explores the major shortcomings of today's education and introduces community service as a viable means to correct them. The book is based on 11 years of a program that the State of Kansas enacted into law. The U.S. State Department later sent Poplau to Russia to share this program with Russian schools, and at any one time, one-fourth of the author's school, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, is enrolled in the program. There is a waiting list to get in the class, and this book can show you how to create the same phenomenon in your school. This book: examines how community service affects a student's person, explores why community service is needed now in all of our schools, documents with student testimonials how service not only changes them but also the community. Poplau contends that while technology is isolating all of us, and especially young students, it cannot be forgotten that human beings were meant to bond with one another. Students need to become involved with their fellow man, and with this in mind, the mission statement and title of the book is a simple one: The Doer of Good Becomes Good. For teachers and student activity directors.

Never Come Morning

Author: Nelson Algren,Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583222799

Category: Fiction

Page: 310

View: 1061

Introduction by Kurt Vonnegut 'The best book to come out of Chicago' - Ernest Hemmingway '...depicts the intensity of feeling, the tawdry but potent dreams, the crude but forceful poetry, and the frustrated longing for human dignity residing in the lives of Poles of Chicago's Northwest Side, and the revelation informs us all that there lies an ocean of life at our doorstep - an unharnessed, unchanneled, and unknown ocean' - Richard Wright More than a million copies sold of this classic!

Poetry of William Allen White

Author: Donald Stuart Pady

Publisher: Leathers Pub

ISBN: 9781585971497

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 945

Compiled poetry of William Allen White, the famous Kansas journalist (1868-1944)

How Lucky You Can Be

The Story of Coach Don Meyer

Author: Buster Olney

Publisher: ESPN

ISBN: 0345524136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8727

In September 2008, Northern State University men’s basketball coach Don Meyer stood on the brink of immortality. He was about to surpass the legendary Bobby Knight to become the all-time NCAA wins leader in men’s basketball. Then, on a two-lane road in South Dakota, everything changed in an instant. In How Lucky You Can Be, acclaimed sports journalist Buster Olney tells the remarkable story of the successive tragedies that befell Coach Meyer but could not defeat him. Laid low by a horrific car accident that led to the amputation of his left leg below the knee, Coach Meyer had barely emerged from surgery when his doctors informed him that he also had terminal cancer. In the blink of an eye, this prototypical 24/7 workaholic coach—who arrived at the gym most mornings before 6 a.m.—found himself forced to reexamine his priorities at the age of sixty-three. A model of reserve, Coach Meyer had sacrificed much of his emotional life to his program. His wife, Carmen, felt disconnected because of his habitual reticence, while his three children—all now well into adulthood—had long had to compete with basketball for his attention. With sensitivity and skill, Olney shows how Coach Meyer mined his physical ordeal for the spiritual strength to transform his life. In the months that followed his accident and diagnosis, he reached out to family, friends, and former players in a way he had never been able to do before, making the most of this one last opportunity to tell those close to him how he felt about them—and in turn he received an outpouring of affirmation that confirmed how deeply he had affected others. Sustained throughout an often painful recovery by his love of basketball, he would return to the court once more—with a newfound appreciation for the game’s place in his life. The inspirational story of a life renewed by unimaginable hardship, How Lucky You Can Be proves that it’s never too late to start making changes—and reminds us that fortune can smile upon us even in our most trying hours. From the Hardcover edition.

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Military Contingents

Moving Beyond the Current Status Quo and Responsibility under International Law

Author: Róisín Sarah Burke

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004208488

Category: Law

Page: 402

View: 8223

In Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Military Contingents: Moving Beyond the Current Status Quo and Responsibility under International law Róisín Burke explores the difficulty of dealing with sexual offences committed by UN military contingent personnel.

Abba Hillel Silver

A Profile in American Judaism

Author: Marc Lee Raphael

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Pub


Category: History

Page: 282

View: 3010