Publisher :Bantam Release Date :2003-06-17 ISBN 13:0553897926 Total Pages :352 pages Rating :4.5/5 (553 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Jitterbug Perfume :
Download or Read book Jitterbug Perfume written by Tom Robbins and published by Bantam. This book was released on 2003-06-17 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time). It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.
Publisher :Greenwood Publishing Group Release Date :1997 ISBN 13:9780313294181 Total Pages :200 pages Rating :4.9/5 (294 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Tom Robbins :
Download or Read book Tom Robbins written by Catherine Elizabeth Hoyser and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1997 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This is the first book-length study of the popular novelist Tom Robbins. Whimsy and humor characterize Robbins' work, but style and language are the keystones. Hoyser and Stookey show how Robbins deftly uses style and humor to depict the absurdities and injustices of our world. His novels constantly challenge perceptions of the world that people automatically label as normal. His fiction criticizes the complacency of humans in a world becoming increasingly alienated from nature and the joy of life. In addition to a critical analysis of each of his novels, the study contains biographical material never before published and the first full-length bibliography on Robbins, including a bibliography of reviews of his fiction. This is the first book-length study of the popular novelist Tom Robbins. Whimsy and humor characterize Robbins' work, but style and language are the keystones. Hoyser and Stookey show how Robbins deftly uses style and humor to depict the absurdities and injustices of our world. His novels constantly challenge perceptions of the world that people automatically label as normal. His fiction criticizes the complacency of humans in a world becoming increasingly alienated from nature and the joy of life. In addition to a critical analysis of each of his novels, the study contains biographical material never before published and the first full-length bibliography on Robbins, including a bibliography of reviews of his fiction. The study features a biographical chapter, a chapter on context and style, and individual chapters on each of his novels, ^IAnother Roadside Attraction^R, ^IEven Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life with Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, skinny legs and all^R, and ^IHalf Asleep in Frog Pajamas^R. Each novel is analyzed for plot structure, characterization, and thematic elements. In addition, Hoyser and Stookey define and apply an alternative critical perspective from which to read each novel. The reading of each of Robbins' novels will be enriched by this perceptive study.
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2005-07-13 ISBN 13:1469785854 Total Pages :188 pages Rating :4.6/5 (469 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Legend of the Rainbow Warriors :
Download or Read book Legend of the Rainbow Warriors written by Steven McFadden and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2005-07-13 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Legend of the Rainbow Warriors is a journalist's account of one of the core myths of America, and an electrifying exploration of how that myth is playing out in real time. One dominant myth is formed by advertising images of vast, luxurious wealth-the myth of materialism. Another myth is conjured in the bloody, sorrowful images that pervade movies, music and computer games-the myth that the world is hate-filled and chaotic beyond redemption. The Legend of the Rainbow Warriors offers a spiritual alternative of hope and real possibility based upon respect, freedom and responsibility. As drawn from dozens of historical accounts, the Legend of the Rainbow Warriors relates that "when the Earth becomes desperately sick, people of all colors and faiths will unite, and rise to face the overwhelming challenges with insight, honesty, caring, sharing, and respect." Veteran writer Steven McFadden weaves the myths and the headlines together seamlessly in a rich work of literary journalism that is adroitly crafted, eye-opening, and soul-inspiring.
Publisher :Barkhuis Release Date :2019-12-01 ISBN 13:9492444976 Total Pages :411 pages Rating :4.9/5 (492 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Some Organic Readings in Narrative, Ancient and Modern :
Download or Read book Some Organic Readings in Narrative, Ancient and Modern written by Ian Repath and published by Barkhuis. This book was released on 2019-12-01 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This volume in honour of John Morgan contains seventeen essays by colleagues, research students, and post-doctoral researchers who have worked with and been influenced by him during his 40 years in Swansea, up to and beyond his retirement in 2015. It is designed to reflect the esteem and affection in which the honorand is held, as teacher, supervisor, colleague, and friend. All the contributions reflect John Morgan's interests, with a particular focus on narrative, which has always been at the forefront of his teaching and research: he has elucidated the forms, structures, strategies, and functions of numerous ancient narratives, especially fictional, in a voluminous body of scholarship. The contributors consider a wide range of narratives, extending from those which show the influence of older stories on the beginnings of ancient Greek civilisation, through various narrative genres in different periods of antiquity, and up to later eras when the impact of Greek and Roman learning, stories, and ideas has been felt. The core of this volume contains discussions of narratives from the Roman imperial period, since this is the area to which the majority of John Morgan's work has been devoted and where his research has seen him become a world-leader in the study of the ancient Greek novel. Several of the contributions, at various stages of development, were delivered and discussed at gatherings organised under the aegis of KYKNOS, the Centre for Research on the Narrative Literatures of the Ancient World, which was established at Swansea in 2004 at John Morgan's initiative.
Publisher :University of Wales Press Release Date :2020-05-01 ISBN 13:1786835614 Total Pages :272 pages Rating :4.8/5 (786 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Plants in Science Fiction :
Download or Read book Plants in Science Fiction written by Katherine E. Bishop and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.
Publisher : Release Date :1991 ISBN 13:9780553403831 Total Pages :356 pages Rating :4.0/5 (43 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Jitterbug Perfume :
Download or Read book Jitterbug Perfume written by Tom Robbins and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight (Paris time). It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.
Publisher :Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency Release Date :2021-03-03 ISBN 13:1682352617 Total Pages :106 pages Rating :4.8/5 (682 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Akimbo 2 :
Download or Read book Akimbo 2 written by Kim Parrish and published by Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency. This book was released on 2021-03-03 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This second book in the Akimbo series recounts the remarkable life of Kim Parrish, a retired Canadian teacher looking back on his life through snippets of poetry and salutes to his travels, taking him to the far corners of the world. A hockey and football player in his youth, the author once had a pet crocodile. Having survived a stroke and a heart attack, this inspiring journey is a salute to his enduring efforts to beat the odds and live life on his own terms. After finding love and marriage in China, the author now splits his time between China and Vancouver, British Columbia. Thought of you, again, last night And nothing but you, today; I could feel you there in my heart ... so warm And me, a thousand miles away. Thought of you again, last night, And how I looked when I heard your words from a thousand miles away. Akimbo 2: A Sowbug’s Life (cont’d) provides an eclectic assortment of pleasurable reading.
Publisher :Gnosophia Publishers Release Date :2006 ISBN 13:0977339106 Total Pages :817 pages Rating :4.7/5 (977 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Wisdom for the Soul :
Download or Read book Wisdom for the Soul written by Larry Chang and published by Gnosophia Publishers. This book was released on 2006 with total page 817 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: There's a fresh take on an old standby, the book of quotations. The difference with Wisdom for the Soul is in the selection and organization of the quotations. Each has been chosen for its universal application and poetic quality, grouped into one of 220 themes. While the usual subjects, are represented, the collection encompasses newer psychological territory such as Actualization, Avoidance/Denial, Chaos/Uncertainty, Polarity, Synergy, Unconscious, and more. Although the primary aim of the collection is self-help for the individual, with extensive cross-references to factors that foster or deter growth and well-being, the material will appeal to the quotation collector, speech-writer, and the general reader.
Publisher :Roli Books Private Limited Release Date :2014-08-01 ISBN 13:9351940179 Total Pages :488 pages Rating :4.5/5 (351 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Novel Cure :
Download or Read book The Novel Cure written by Ella Berthoud and published by Roli Books Private Limited. This book was released on 2014-08-01 with total page 488 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Whether you have a stubbed toe or a stubborn case of the blues, within these pages you’ll find a cure in the form of a novel – or a combination of novels – to help ease your pain. You’ll also find advice on how to tackle common reading ailments – such as what to do when you feel overwhelmed by the number of books in the world, or if you have a tendency to give up halfway through. When read at the right moment in your life, a novel can – quite literally – change it, and The Novel Cure is a reminder of that power. Written with authority, passion and wit, here is a fresh approach to finding new books to read, and an enchanting way to revisit the books on your shelves.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2020-02-11 ISBN 13:0190089822 Total Pages :304 pages Rating :4.9/5 (19 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Art Scents :
Download or Read book Art Scents written by Larry Shiner and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Although the arts of incense and perfume making are among the oldest of human cultural practices, it is only in the last two decades that the use of odors in the creation of art has begun to attract attention under the rubrics of 'olfactory art' or 'scent art.' Contemporary olfactory art ranges from gallery and museum installations and the use of scents in music, film, and drama, to the ambient scenting of stores and the use of scents in cuisine. All these practices raise aesthetic and ethical issues, but there is a long-standing philosophical tradition, most notably articulated in the work of Kant and Hegel, which argues that the sense of smell lacks the cognitive capacity to be a vehicle for either serious art or reflective aesthetic experience. This neglect and denigration of the aesthetic potential of smell was further reinforced by Darwin's and Freud's views of the human sense of smell as a near useless evolutionary vestige. Smell has thus been widely neglected within the philosophy of art. Larry Shiner's wide-ranging book counters this tendency, aiming to reinvigorate an interest in smell as an aesthetic experience. He begins by countering the classic arguments against the aesthetic potential of smell with both philosophical arguments and evidence from neuroscience, psychology, anthropology, history, linguistics, and literature. He then draws on this empirical evidence to explore the range of aesthetic issues that arise in each of the major areas of the olfactory arts, whether those issues arise from the use of scents with theater and music, sculpture and installation, architecture and urban design, or avant-garde cuisine. Shiner gives special attention to the art status of perfumes and to the ethical issues that arise from scenting the body, the ambient scenting of buildings, and the use of scents in fast food. Shiner's book provides both philosophers and other academic readers with not only a comprehensive overview of the aesthetic issues raised by the emergence of the olfactory arts, but also shows the way forward for further studies of the aesthetics of smell.
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2001-07 ISBN 13:0595183514 Total Pages :506 pages Rating :4.9/5 (595 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The Last Angry White Man :
Download or Read book The Last Angry White Man written by Adrian Trehorse and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2001-07 with total page 506 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In an idiosyncratic hybrid of diary and diatribe, the author lambastes many of the cultural icons of the 1990s. Meanwhile, he stumbles toward his own conclusions about sex, art, religion & mortality. There is something to offend everyone in this collection by a writer that Saul Bellow did not call a "disturbing new, if middle-aged, voice."
Publisher :Infobase Learning Release Date :2013-06 ISBN 13:1438140770 Total Pages :4512 pages Rating :4.3/5 (438 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Encyclopedia of American Literature :
Download or Read book Encyclopedia of American Literature written by Manly, Inc. and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2013-06 with total page 4512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Susan Clair Imbarrato, Carol Berkin, Brett Barney, Lisa Paddock, Matthew J. Bruccoli, George Parker Anderson, Judith S.
Publisher :U of Nebraska Press Release Date :2012-09-01 ISBN 13:0803243995 Total Pages :280 pages Rating :4.0/5 (83 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Almost Somewhere :
Download or Read book Almost Somewhere written by Suzanne Roberts and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2012-09-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Day One, and already she was lying in her journal. It was 1993, Suzanne Roberts had just finished college, and when her friend suggested they hike California’s John Muir Trail, the adventure sounded like the perfect distraction from a difficult home life and thoughts about the future. But she never imagined that the twenty-eight-day hike would change her life. Part memoir, part nature writing, part travelogue, Almost Somewhere is Roberts’s account of that hike. John Muir had written of the Sierra Nevada as a “vast range of light,” and this was exactly what Roberts was looking for. But traveling with two girlfriends, one experienced and unflappable and the other inexperienced and bulimic, she quickly discovered that she needed a new frame of reference. Her story of a month in the backcountry—confronting bears, snowy passes, broken equipment, injuries, and strange men—is as much about finding a woman’s way into outdoor experience as it is about the natural world she so eloquently describes. Candid and funny and, finally, wise, Almost Somewhere is not just the whimsical coming-of-age story of a young woman ill-prepared for a month in the mountains but also the reflection of a distinctly feminine view of nature.
Publisher :Frog Books Release Date :1996 ISBN 13:9781883319496 Total Pages :372 pages Rating :4.1/5 (319 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt World of Aromatherapy :
Download or Read book World of Aromatherapy written by Jeanne Rose and published by Frog Books. This book was released on 1996 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The voices in this collection are those of leading British and American women active in aromatherapy today. They write with verve about the growth of the distillery process and the essential oil industry, discuss such technical issues as whether synthetic or natural products are best, and describe how they use oils and blends in healing, skin care, and stress reduction.
Publisher :CRC Press Release Date :2011-09-27 ISBN 13:1466509732 Total Pages :955 pages Rating :4.6/5 (466 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Processing for Visual Artists :
Download or Read book Processing for Visual Artists written by Andrew Glassner and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2011-09-27 with total page 955 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Learn how to create gorgeous and expressive imagery with the Processing graphics language and environment. It's easy with this practical, hands-on book. Processing is for artists, designers, visualization creators, hobbyists, or anyone else looking to create images, animation, and interactive pieces for art, education, science, or business. Process
Publisher :University of Illinois Press Release Date :1987 ISBN 13:9780252060113 Total Pages :326 pages Rating :4.6/5 (6 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt Alive and Writing :
Download or Read book Alive and Writing written by Larry McCaffery and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 1987 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis:
Publisher :Xlibris Corporation Release Date :2009-08-20 ISBN 13:1469101114 Total Pages :499 pages Rating :4.6/5 (469 users download) GO BOOK!
Summary Book and excerpt The California Tales :
Download or Read book The California Tales written by Mathew Kinsella and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2009-08-20 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Exhibit-A To dream the im-poss-ible dream to fight the un-beat-able foe to run where the brave (or wise) dare not go -From the Broadway production of The Man of La Mancha, music by Darien and Leigh, 1965 Gracing the awesome coastline of California like a set of stained glass and adobe rosary beads, the 18th-century chain of twenty-one old Spanish missions offer the modern tourist a window into the history of the golden state at once colorful, quaint, often romanticized and just possibly not as benign as the tourist literature would lead us to believe. Investigating just that possibility, three amateur researchers have uncovered an historic mission artifact that, proven authentic, could shaken the golden state to its foundations. Nor would the repercussions end there, cautioned research director Brother Kolbe. Not by a long shot. At the state capitol in Sacramento, the governors Mission Affairs Department, and entrenched bereaucrazy representing the vested interest of the church, civic groups, university and private concerns, is naturally interested in the discovery. With real estate totaling in the multi-billion dollar range, including treasure troves of priceless relics and artwork, the Mission Affairs Department is somewhat hesitant at relinquishing control of their flock of iconic golden geese. Exposing the scandalous mission hullabaloo to the light of day may very well, researcher Samara Del Rio smiled with a perfectly beatific malfeasance, induce a state of anarchy. This my quest, to follow that star no matter how hopeless, no matter how far Along with Sam, ostensibly the team sociologist; Franciscan Brother and linguist Kolbe McCeanna and computer technician Felicia Bonaventura have tracked the legendary article to the derelict ruins of a minor auxiliary mission, Mision Estancia San Micmac, abandoned deep in the cathedral redwoods of Californias rugged pacific coast foothills. Exhibit-A.: as Sacramento knows, the notorious artifact is a legendary mission document lost since the colonial era, and thought to be a Spanish translation of aboriginal petroglyphs, entitled Las Cuentitas Primaveritas de Isla Califia. Past as prologue, a highly divisive work of folkloric Outside Art, colonial-era historians date the slim manuscript to the year 1561. Spakespearean scholars, however, citing key internal references to The Bards colonial-era play The Tempest, insist that the text is no older that the year 1611. Anti-Stratfordians, of course, call the Spakespearean theory leaky as an unstaunched wench. Adding to the debate, pre-Columbian archivists at Villa Poggio Gherado in Canterbury, England claim tevidence supporting a composition date of 1348. Equally divided, modern pundits dismiss Las Cuentitas as nothing more than psychosocial gibberish and third-rate poetic doggerel anyway, or else venerate the document as instrumental to a radical psychosocial transformation. Either way, if birds of a feather flock together than the infamous manuscript resembles a traditional book to the extent a penguin resembles an ostrich. [Embedded in translation throughout the plot of The California Tales], Las Cuentitas represents an extraordinary multimedia-literary genre suppressed censored and banned since the 1960s as irredeemably subversive to the status quo. During its brief hayday in the sun, the tempestuous genre was known as Prosperos Salient Heliotropic Articulation Grids: pSHAGs. And, particularly threatening to the dominate paradigm, pSHAG poetry, (or poemetry), was known, rather tongue-in-cheek, as Teleothanantological Neuropeptidal Algorithms: T.N.A.s. Moreover, reputedly encrypted within a Prospero SHAG TNA are the sole surviving fragments of the theoretical Archetypical Tale: the mother of all manuscripts, the lore at the core. Archetypical Tale theorists insist that this so-called consummate communiqu is simultaneously primordial and pansophic, pro