The Reconstruction of Wilson Ryder

The Reconstruction of Wilson Ryder Author Michael French
ISBN-10 1938288238
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 302
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Life for five-year-old Will Ryder is defined by a face left horribly disfigured by fire. Though his English professor father and precocious sister comfort and support him, the mother who abandoned them all can never be forgotten. Growing up, Will believes that looking at him is what drove her away. When a psychologist urges him to explore his memory of the fire, he chooses instead to suppress its pain and trauma. Will takes up painting for both solace and a refuge from bullying at school, and finds a path that offers a different kind of struggle--to find his own identity as an artist and a man. His talent brings his mother, now a famous abstract expressionist, back into his life, and he discovers the real reason she fled from her family. Despite warnings from his father, he allows her role in his life to grow, leading to unexpected opportunity and a strange bond shaped by the artistic fires that drive them both. Struggling to develop his ability, he must choose between the philosophies and ideals of his two very different parents--the father who raised him with loving care and the mother who considers feelings and emotions only roadblocks on an artist s creative path. Will s talent grows as he acts out his anger. Struggling in the competitive art world of Chicago and New York, he desperately seeks his mother s love and acceptance but instead must live with the only help she is able to give: subsistence money and the harsh counsel that has painfully shaped her own life. An artist s true way, she insists, must be through adversity. A brutal physical attack that leaves his family in crisis, and an eccentric girl whose strange wildness he comes to love, help lead Will to a series of bold, cathartic, searingly honest self-portraits embracing the face he s always run from."



Haunting Realities

Haunting Realities Author Monika Elbert
ISBN-10 9780817319373
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 303
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Haunting Realities: Naturalist Gothic and American Realism is an innovative collection of essaysexamining the sometimes paradoxical alignment of Realism and Naturalism with the Gothic in American literature to highlight their shared qualities. Following the golden age of British Gothic in the late eighteenth century, the American Gothic’s pinnacle is often recognized as having taken place during the decades of American Romanticism. However, Haunting Realities explores the period of American Realism—the end of the nineteenth century—to discover evidence of fertile ground for another age of Gothic proliferation. At first glance, “Naturalist Gothic” seems to be a contradiction in terms. While the Gothic is known for its sensational effects, with its emphasis on horror and the supernatural, the doctrines of late nineteenth-century Naturalism attempted to move away from the aesthetics of sentimentality and stressed sobering, mechanistic views of reality steeped in scientific thought and the determinism of market values and biology. Nonetheless, what binds Gothicism and Naturalism together is a vision of shared pessimism and the perception of a fearful, lingering presence that ominously haunts an impending modernity. Indeed, it seems that in many Naturalist works reality is so horrific that it can only be depicted through Gothic tropes that prefigure the alienation and despair of modernism. In recent years, research on the Gothic has flourished, yet there has been no extensive study of the links between the Gothic and Naturalism, particularly those which stem from the early American Realist tradition. Haunting Realities is a timely volume that addresses this gap and is an important addition to scholarly work on both the Gothic and Naturalism in the American literary tradition.



Boreal Shield Watersheds

Boreal Shield Watersheds Author John Gunn
ISBN-10 020349508X
Release 2003-08-27
Pages 528
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Boreal Shield Watersheds: Lake Trout Ecosystems in a Changing Environment brings together the work of a renowned international group of scientists who specialize in aquatic science and environmental management. They explore the functioning of Boreal Shield ecosystems, focusing on the lake trout, the classic coldwater species of northern glaciated lakes, using it as an indicator of environmental change and as a model to measure the effectiveness of management actions. This book demonstrates how boreal waters have served as a crucible for decades of environmental research into the impacts of nutrient additions, trace contaminants, acid rain, climate change, sport fishing, invasive species, and watershed disturbances. The text builds on this substantial research legacy and explores our ability to manage human interactions with ecosystems across the vast Boreal Shield ecozone of North America, and with other important ecosystems worldwide. It also provides models and new methods of assessing the risk to and the durability of ecosystems in relation to local, regional, and global human activities. Maps and descriptions of several important long-term monitoring sites and an atlas describing more than 3,000 lake trout lakes in the region are special components of the book.



Public Papers of Malcolm Wilson Fiftieth Governor of the State of New York 1973 1974

Public Papers of Malcolm Wilson  Fiftieth Governor of the State of New York  1973 1974 Author Malcolm Wilson
ISBN-10 MINN:31951001158361W
Release 1974*
Pages 1911
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Peacemakers Six Months that Changed The World

Peacemakers Six Months that Changed The World Author Margaret MacMillan
ISBN-10 9781848546684
Release 2011-11-10
Pages 300
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After the war to end all wars, men and women from all over the world converged on Paris for the Peace Conference. At its heart were the three great powers - Woodrow Wilson, Lloyd George and Clemenceau - but thousands of others came too, each with a different agenda. Kings, prime ministers and foreign ministers with their crowds of advisers rubbed shoulders with journalists and lobbyists for a hundred causes, from Armenian independence to women's rights. Everyone had business that year - T.E. Lawrence, Queen Marie of Romania, Maynard Keynes, Ho Chi Minh. There had never been anything like it before, and there never has been since. For six extraordinary months the city was effectively the centre of world government as the peacemakers wound up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China and dismissed the Arabs, struggled with the problems of Kosovo, or the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, it has been said, failed dismally, and above all failed to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have been made scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. They tried to be evenhanded, but their goals could never in fact be achieved by diplomacy.



An Irishman of Note George Johnstone Stoney

An Irishman of Note George Johnstone Stoney Author Adrian Ryder
ISBN-10 9781291480122
Release 2012
Pages 198
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Nostalgia

Nostalgia Author Janelle L. Wilson
ISBN-10 0838755992
Release 2005
Pages 203
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Individuals decide, in the present, how to recall the past, and, in the process, imbue the past with meaning that has evolved over time and is relevant in the present." "Tracing the changing meanings of the term over time, considering its connection to memory, analyzing its relationship with identity, and exploring the way in which nostalgia is used personally and collectively constitute the main thrust of the book."--Jacket.



The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom

The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom Author Bruce Bennett
ISBN-10 9780231850537
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 224
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This comprehensive study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. Within an overview of his career, this volume undertakes a close analysis of fifteen of Winterbottom's films ranging from TV dramas to transnational coproductions featuring Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to costume films. This analysis is grounded in a consideration of Winterbottom's collaborative working practices, the political and cultural contexts of the work, and its critical reception. Arguing that Winterbottom's work comprises a 'cinema of borders', it examines its treatment of sexuality, class, ethnicity, national and international politics. The book argues that what is evident in Winterbottom's oeuvre is the search for an adequate means of narrating inequality, injustice, and violence. Drawing out the tensions, contradictions, and border-crossing strategies of these films, The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom highlights the complex political aesthetic that structures the work of this singular director.



From the reconstruction era to 1910

From the reconstruction era to 1910 Author Herbert Aptheker
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105003893505
Release 1965
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Red Line Extension Harvard Square to Arlington Heights Boston

Red Line Extension  Harvard Square to Arlington Heights  Boston Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556030207047
Release 1977
Pages 6
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The Little Ice Age

The Little Ice Age Author Jean M. Grove
ISBN-10 9781134980666
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 520
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The evidence for the Little Ice Age, the most important fluctuation in global climate in historical times, is most dramatically represented by the advance of mountain glaciers in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and their retreat since about 1850. The effects on the landscape and the daily life of people have been particularly apparent in Norway and the Alps. This major book places an extensive body of material relating to Europe, in the form of documentary evidence of the history of the glaciers, their portrayal in paintings and maps, and measurements made by scientists and others, within a global perspective. It shows that the glacial history of mountain regions all over the world displays a similar pattern of climatic events. Furthermore, fluctuations on a comparable scale have occurred at intervals of a millennium or two throughout the last ten thousand years since the ice caps of North America and northwest Europe melted away. This is the first scholarly work devoted to the Little Ice Age, by an author whose research experience of the subject has been extensive. This book includes large numbers of maps, diagrams and photographs, many not published elsewhere, and very full bibliographies. It is a definitive work on the subject, and an excellent focus for the work of economic and social historians as well as glaciologists, climatologists, geographers, and specialists in mountain environment.



The British Journal of Photography

The British Journal of Photography Author Professor E. Stebbing
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555080582
Release 1880
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The Agrarian History of England and Wales Volume 1 Part 1 Prehistory

The Agrarian History of England and Wales  Volume 1  Part 1  Prehistory Author Stuart Piggott
ISBN-10 0521087414
Release 1981-04-02
Pages 448
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The New Physical Anthropology

The New Physical Anthropology Author Shirley Carol Strum
ISBN-10 0132065177
Release 1999
Pages 285
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This book presents a set of key papers for those who may have forgotten them as well as for those who, entering the field today, may never have been exposed to these seminal works in Physical Anthropology. It then reaches beyond history to tell the story of the practice of the field, showing—through current research and field work—how the framework has been articulated and expanded over the years.



Indian Literature in English Drama

Indian Literature in English  Drama Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105015399301
Release 1965
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The Architects Journal

The Architects  Journal Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015007249009
Release 1982-01
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Birdsong

Birdsong Author Sebastian Faulks
ISBN-10 9753314329
Release 2003
Pages 571
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