The Wall Of The Sky The Wall Of The Eye

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544346211
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The Wall Of The Sky The Wall Of The Eye from the Author: Jonathan Lethem. A dead man is brought back to life so he can support his family in "The Happy Man"; occasionally he slips into a zombielike state while his soul is tortured in Hell. In "Vanilla Dunk," future basketball players are given the skills of old-time stars like Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. And in "Forever, Said the Duck," stored computer personalities scheme to break free of their owners. In these and other stories in this striking collection, Jonathan Lethem, author of The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn, draws the reader ever more deeply into his strange, unforgettable world—a trip from which there may be no easy return.

Conversations With Jonathan Lethem

Author: Jaime Clarke
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604739640
Size: 70.29 MB
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Conversations With Jonathan Lethem from the Author: Jaime Clarke. Conversations with Jonathan Lethem collects fourteen interviews, conducted over a decade and a half, with the Brooklyn-born author of such novels as Girl in Landscape, Motherless Brooklyn, The Fortress of Solitude, Chronic City, and many others. Winner of the National Book Critics’ Circle Award, Lethem (b. 1964) covers a wide range of subjects, from what it means to incorporate genre into literature, to the impact of the death of his mother on his life and work, to his being a permanent “sophomore on leave” from Bennington College, as well as his flight from Brooklyn to California and its lasting effect on his fiction. Lethem also reveals the many literary and pop culture influences that have informed his writing life. Readers will find Lethem as charming and generous and intelligent as his work. His examination of what it means to live a creative life will reverberate and enlighten scholars and fans alike. His thoughts on science fiction, intellectual property, literary realism, genre, movies, and rock ’n’ roll are articulated with elán throughout the collection, as are his comments on his own development as a craftsman.

As She Climbed Across The Table

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307791498
Size: 10.60 MB
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As She Climbed Across The Table from the Author: Jonathan Lethem. Anna Karenina left her husband for a dashing officer. Lady Chatterley left hers for the gamekeeper. Now Alice Coombs has her boyfriend for nothing … nothing at all. Just how that should have come to pass and what Philip Engstrand, Alice’s spurned boyfriend, can do about it is the premise for this vertiginous speculative romance by the acclaimed author of Gun, with Occasional Music. Alice Coombs is a particle physicist, and she and her colleagues have created a void, a hole in the universe, that they have taken to calling Lack. But Lack is a nullity with taste—tastes; it absorbs a pomegranate, light bulbs, an argyle sock; it disdains a bow tie, an ice ax, and a scrambled duck egg. To Alice, this selectivity translates as an irresistible personality. To Philip, it makes Lack an unbeatable rival, for how can he win Alice back from something that has no flaws—because it has no qualities? Ingenious, hilarious, and genuinely mind-expanding, As She Climbed Across the Table is the best boy-meets-girl-meets-void story ever written.

Girl In Landscape

Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307791771
Size: 65.53 MB
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Girl In Landscape from the Author: Jonathan Lethem. One the irrepressibly inventive Jonathan Lethem could weld science fiction and the Western into a mesmerizing novel of exploration and otherness, sexual awakening and loss. At the age of 13 Pella Marsh loses her mother and her home on the scorched husk that is planet Earth. Her sorrowing family emigrates to the Planet of the Archbuilders, whose mysterious inhabitants have names like Lonely Dumptruck and Hiding Kneel—and a civilization that and frightens their human visitors. On this new world, spikily independent Pella becomes as uneasy envoy between two species. And at the same time is unwilling drawn to a violent loner who embodies all the paranoid machismo of the frontier ethic. Combining the tragic grandeur of John Ford's The Searchers and the sexual tension of Lolita and transporting them to a planet light years, Girl in Landscape is a tour de force.

Das Lied Des Eisdrachen

Author: George R.R. Martin
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641201241
Size: 50.95 MB
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Das Lied Des Eisdrachen from the Author: George R.R. Martin. Ein Drache, der die Herzen der jungen Fantasy-Leser im Sturm erobern wird! Adara ist ein Winterkind, geboren in der eisigsten Nacht seit Menschengedenken. Und Adara ist anders: Sie liebt die Kälte, das Eis, die Stille. Ihr einziger Freund ist ein kristallblauer Drache, der sie winters besucht. Als eines Tages feindliche Drachenkämpfer Adaras Heimat bedrohen, ist es die Freundschaft zwischen Winterkind und Eisdrachen, die das Leben ihrer Familie rettet ... • Vom Großmeister der Fantasy und Schöpfer der preisgekrönten Saga „Das Lied von Eis und Feuer“ • Märchenhaft illustriert • Eine Geschichte über Freundschaft, Loyalität und Tapferkeit Der Titel ist unter dem Namen "Adara und der Eisdrache" bereits im Taschenbuch erschienen.

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author: Kevin Hile
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593328
Size: 74.15 MB
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The Handy Weather Answer Book from the Author: Kevin Hile. Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

The Weather Almanac

Author: Steven L. Horstmeyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118015209
Size: 29.63 MB
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The Weather Almanac from the Author: Steven L. Horstmeyer. The Weather Almanac, 12th Edition is a resource for a variety of climate and meteorological data including both domestic and international weather trends, historical weather patterns dating back 1000 years, natural disasters, and a 20 page glossary of weather terminology. The book is complete with detailed maps, pictures, and tables compiling climate data from a variety of sources, including the National Weather Service and the US Geological Survey. Separate sections in The Weather Almanac are devoted to tornadoes, hurricanes, thunderstorms, and lightening, flash floods, and winter storms, and they have been edited from official reports by governmental agencies. The new edition has been updated to include recent disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that devastated Indonesia as well as 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. These chapters serve as a basic reference for severe weather and extreme conditions, which can assist in preparing for a weather emergency.

The Science Of Hurricanes

Author: KidCaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621074633
Size: 28.99 MB
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The Science Of Hurricanes from the Author: KidCaps. Hurricanes are one of the most destructive natural disasters known to man--but what makes them tick? In this book (just for kids), you will learn about how hurricanes start, different types, and what the life cycle of a hurricane is. This easy to understand book will help you understand hurricanes in no time at all. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps; each month we are adding more history books (just for kids!) to our library. Stop by our website to learn more.

Hand Writing On The Fallen Wall

Author: Althea Dorsey Gray
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 141079444X
Size: 75.75 MB
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Hand Writing On The Fallen Wall from the Author: Althea Dorsey Gray. The Six Steps to the Awakening is all about you discovering your true potential and understanding the fulfillment of yourself made reality. The book will make you think, it may make you laugh, it may even make you cry, but one thing will be for sure. You will come away with an expansion of viewpoints and uncharted territory. The book will show you about the power of your beliefs, and how your beliefs form the reality that you experience. It will teach you about the choices that you make and how they interact in your daily life and it will give you the power to reshape your personality and clearly define this thing called you.

Image Studies

Author: Sunil Manghani
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415573408
Size: 57.76 MB
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Image Studies from the Author: Sunil Manghani. "Image Studies provides an engaging introduction to visual studies analysis and an account of existing and emergent visual culture debates, along with chapters on a range of topics, including: consumer culture and identity; photography and digital imaging; painting and drawing; the moving image; the relationship between image and text (including reference to text in art, comics and animation); and scientific imaging.Written in an engaging and accessible way, the text will also include extracts of existing critical materials. Each chapter will include key set readings, including short extracts from existing literatures with accompanying study notes and questions. The chapters will also include a range of critical and creative tasks, designed to bring the academic study of visual culture into direct contact with practical aspects of visual culture and image-making.Image Studies is a new text aimed predominantly at undergraduate students in visual culture, but which will also be useful for media studies students and arts students more generally"--