Neoliberal Hegemony and Transformation in Europe
Author: Alan W. Cafruny,Magnus Ryner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Arguing convincingly that mainstream theory lacks the tools to adequately explain European integration, this challenging book draws upon critical political economic theory to develop a more comprehensive and consistent analysis of the processes of integration. Although not claiming that states have ceded their role as "masters of the treaties," the contributors develop innovative case studies of national and transnational processes to illustrate the salience of trans-European business networks and the primacy of neoliberalism as central organizing concepts of the post-Maastricht European project.
The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry
Author: Zachary M. Baker,United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the years after World War II, Polish Jewish survivors of the Holocaust who had made their way to the Americas and Israel compiled memorial books to preserve the memory of their destroyed communities. FROM A RUINED GARDEN gathers some 77 sections from the nearly 1,000 memorial books published. The texts describe daily life in the shtetl as well as everyday life during the Holocaust and the experiences of returning survivors. 26 photos.
Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe : Critical Essays in Honor of Darrel Abel
Author: Virgil Lokke Editor
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A recurrent idea in Darrel Abel's criticism of the works of Hawthorne gives this volume its title. The idea of a fallen world and its potential for partial redemption through art and the art of criticism is a theme that weaves in and out of the sixteen essays. The volume as a whole displays an explicit and implicit concern with critical approaches and reflects an awareness of the Activeness of critical resolutions in a world in which boundaries are constantly under challenge, for example, those which divide "textuality" from "contextuality." "This collection of essays explores the problems the practical critic and teacher has had to face in the shifts in taste, assumptions, and methodology in the moves from moral and historical criticism to the "New Criticism," and to the newer linguistic and semiotic criticism.
Cultural Theory and the City Films of Elvira Notari
Author: Giuliana Bruno
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Performing Arts
An object of this critical remapping is Elvira Notari (1875-1946), Italy's first and most prolific woman filmmaker, whose documentary-style work on street life in Naples, a forerunner of neorealism, was popularly acclaimed in Italy and the United States until its suppression during the Fascist regime.
Author: David Knowles
Publisher: CUP Archive
The book examines the changing economic and religious climate from the early Tudor period to the Suppression.
Author: Ann Barker
Publisher: Robert Hale
Jessie Warburton was been hopelessly in love with the rakish Earl of Ashbourne for years. Tired of being ignored, she accepts the proposal of the Reverend Henry Lusty, and goes to London to stay with Mrs Machin, her fiance's sister. Mrs Machin, a secret writer of sensational novels, is delighted to learn that her visitor is closely acquainted with a rake, and seeks to take advantage of the situation. To help her hostess with her writing, Jessie immerses herself in London life, and the earl experiences a change of role, as he finds himself having to keep a watchful eye over her. In London, Jesse blossoms, and Ashbourne becomes attracted to her, but he is not her only admirer. Will Jessie make the right choice?
Author: Jus Accardo
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Jax lost the genetic lottery. Descended from Cain, the world's first murderer, he's plagued by a curse that demands violence in exchange for his happiness. He left everything behind, including the girl he loved, but thriving on the pain of others is lonely... And it's killing him. After a series of heartbreaking losses, Samantha put rubber to pavement and headed for college as fast as her clunker could carry her. But she can't outrun her problems. When an attack at school drives her back home, she's thrown into the path of a past-and a guy-she's been trying to forget. Sam strains Jax's control over his darkness, but running isn't an option this time. Someone-or, something-followed her home from school: a ruthless monster with a twisted plan centuries in the making. Forced together to survive, and fighting an attraction that could destroy them both, Jax and Sam must stop a killer bent on revenge. Hell is looking for a way to break loose... Series order: Eternal Balance Book 1: Ruined Eternal Balance Book 2: Embrace Eternal Balance Book 3: Released
Author: Paula Morris
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Rebecca goes to New Orleans to stay with her aunt and sees the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and meets a ghost girl named Lisette.
Author: Simone Elkeles
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Juvenile Fiction
One girl + two guys = three hot summers. It all adds up to some steamy romance—and a few complications. Can Amy Nelson-Barak juggle the gorgeous guys in her life without ruining everything? From Simone Elkeles, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Rules of Attraction and Perfect Chemistry, comes this e-book trilogy edition of her popular books How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (a YALSA 2007 Teens’ Top Ten selection), How to Ruin My Teenage Life, and How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation. “A great read—alike for fans of Meg Cabot, Melissa Kantor, and Sarah Dessen.”—VOYA on How to Ruin Your Boyfriend’s Reputation “The choice for teens who seek realistic YA fiction.”—School Library Journal on How to Ruin My Teenage Life Also, don’t miss Simone Elkeles’s critically acclaimed Leaving Paradise and New York Times bestselling Return to Paradise!
The 1950s and the Beat: Easyread Edition
Author: Robert Briggs
Author: A. F. Stewart
A curse has fallen oven the magnificent city of Elowen. Uncover the secrets that haunt the streets of Elowen as twelve tales unfold the story of this blighted city. See the saga of horror, despair and hope unravel as the people of city learn to survive their tragedy. Can Elowen endure to break the curse or will to succumb to its doom? Read of the aftermath of revenge through the eyes of a shopkeeper, a child, ghosts, a blacksmith, a guardsman, an innkeeper, and even a King. Twelve Stories, One Evil.
Author: Grayce Higgins
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
When Sandy Shores joined the CIA right out of college, she had no way of knowing that in fifteen years she would be returning home for good, too badly injured by a foreign general to continue her career with the agency. Opening a private investigators office seemed the logical thing to do, but getting involved with murder, multiple personalities, and rape were not in her plans. When she is dragged off into the forest to die and it becomes necessary to kill or be killed, Sandy realizes that human evil isnt confined to foreign soil.
Author: Ben Peek
Publisher: ChiZine Publications
The story of a woman who is in mourning. From controversial and critically acclaimed writer Ben Peek's Dead Americans, this short story is one of a set of dark, weird, and surreal fiction from one of the modern masters of the form. ChiZine Publications (CZP) curates the best of the bizarre, bringing you the most excitingly weird, subtle, dark, and disturbing literary fiction. Look for more titles in the ChiZine short stories collection to build your digital library.
Shaping Novels and Gardens in the Culture of Sensibility
Author: Inger Sigrun Brodey
Category: Literary Criticism
By examining the motif of ruination in a variety of late-eighteenth-century domains, this book portrays the moral aesthetic of the culture of sensibility in Europe, particularly its negotiation of the demands of tradition and pragmatism alongside utopian longings for authenticity, natural goodness, self-governance, mutual transparency, and instantaneous kinship. This book argues that the rhetoric of ruins lends a distinctive shape to the architecture and literature of the time and requires the novel to adjust notions of authorship and narrative to accommodate the prevailing aesthetic. Just as architects of eighteenth-century follies pretend to have discovered "authentic" ruins, novelists within the culture of sensibility also build purposely fragmented texts and disguise their authorship, invoking highly artificial means of simulating nature. The cultural pursuit of human ruin, however, leads to hypocritical and sadistic extremes that put an end to the characteristic ambivalence of sensibility and its unusual structures.
Author: The Global Orphan Project
God is raising up people to care for orphans. In the process, the promises of materialism and individualism are exposed as bankrupt imposters, and people are being ruined for the average. We know. It happened to us, but this is not our story, though we once thought it was. This is not even the story of The Global Orphan Project, though some think it is. It is a movement of the hands of God. These are His Stories of hope, redemption, and hard work. We've simply been invited in. You are invited also, but beware! Real love can be messy, risky, and dangerous. Are you willing to consider that God's riches can be found in Haitian orphanages? Are you prepared to be ruined for the average?
Author: Diane Alberts
Publisher: Entangled: Select Otherworld
He might make her fall from grace... Rebecca's life sucked before she became an angel. Crappy apartment, awful jobs, abusive boyfriends—it was no wonder she jumped at the chance to escape it all and become a real live angel. The problem is Rebecca's not very angelic, and she'll have to do more to earn her wings than end her love affair with the word f—er, frick. Especially when she's assigned to save single father Tony Weis, whose less-than-pure thoughts wreak hell on a telepathic angel's nerves. It's all Rebecca can do to keep her hands off him...but when she loses her memory injuring herself to save Tony's daughter, now it's Tony's turn to be her angel and care for her. But will Tony's devotion tempt her from her angelic path, even if it means being human again?
Author: Nevil Shute
Publisher: Random House
Through a series of mishaps, Henry Warren, a recently divorced City financier, ends up in hospital in a Northern town ruined by the closure of its shipyard. Moved by the fate of the town's inhabitants, Warren risks his fortune and reputation to save the shipyard and restore the town to its former prosperity. In seeking to change the fate of the town, he radically changes his own.
Author: James Tallett
Publisher: Deepwood Publishing
The cities of humankind have crumbled, and the time of civilization is at an end. Nature reclaims what once belonged to it, while wretched creatures scrabble for the leavings of decay. The life of man is now solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short, trapped by the reminders of the past, and blessed with a barren future. Turn the page, and behold a majestic devastation. Ruined Cities is a 110,000 word post-apocalyptic science fiction anthology edited by James Tallett. The sixteen authors appearing in the anthology, in order of their stories, are Jennifer Povey, John Biggs, Steve Rodgers, Jay Litwicki, Tom Howard, Simon Kewin, Dale Carothers, David Young, Daniel Kason, Brent Knowles, Robin Wyatt Dunn, J.S. Bangs, George Walker, Daryl Waryne, Joel V. Kela, and Elizabeth Macdonald.
Author: Kobo Abe
Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile. With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological depth of Dostoevsky. Mr. Nemuro, a respected salesman, disappeared over half a year ago, but only now does his alluring yet alcoholic wife hire a private eye. The nameless detective has but two clues: a photo and a matchbook. With these he embarks upon an ever more puzzling pursuit that leads him into the depths of Tokyo's dangerous underworld, where he begins to lose the boundaries of his own identity. Surreal, fast-paced, and hauntingly dreamlike, Abe’s masterly novel delves into the unknowable mysteries of the human mind. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders. From the Trade Paperback edition.