October 1936. Spanish architect Ignacio Abel arrives at Penn Station, the final stop on his journey from war-torn Madrid, where he has left behind his wife and children, abandoning them to uncertainty. Crossing the fragile borders of Europe, he reflects on months of fratricidal conflict in his embattled country, his own transformation from a bricklayer's son to a respected bourgeois husband and professional, and the all-consuming love affair with an American woman that forever alters his life. A rich, panoramic portrait of Spain on the brink of civil war, In the Night of Time details the passions and tragedies of a country tearing itself apart. Compared in scope and importance to War and Peace, Muoz Molina's masterpiece is the great epic of the Spanish Civil War written by one of Spain's most important contemporary novelists.
Author: Antonio Munoz Molina
Publisher: Profile Books
Von später Liebe und Verrat in Zeiten des Krieges. Madrid, kurz vor dem Ausbruch des Bürgerkriegs: Ignacio Abel, ein erfolgreicher Architekt, beginnt eine leidenschaftliche Affäre mit der attraktiven Amerikanerin Judith Biely. Als Ignacios Frau das Verhältnis entdeckt, versucht sie, sich umzubringen. Judith, geschockt und geplagt von Gewissensbissen, verschwindet spurlos. Auf der Suche nach ihr irrt Ignacio durch die Straßen von Madrid, in denen die politische Lage sich zuspitzt. Wie durch ein Wunder gelingt es ihm, einem Erschießungskommando zu entkommen und nach Amerika zu fliehen. Dort trifft er überraschend Judith wieder, mit der er eine letzte Nacht verbringt, die große »Nacht der Erinnerungen«.
Author: Antonio Muñoz Molina
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
A small city has survived the collapse of civilization by strictly controlling the minds and bodies of its citizens. Knowledge of past culture is forbidden, though one person, Helena, the Secretary of Culture, is allowed access to it. She yearns to restore the free expression of human ideals, but she must yield to the President, Falk, whose uneasy relationship with Helena is fraught with danger for her. A crisis in two young men's relationship, of interest to both Helena and Falk for conflicting reasons, tests the limits of the city's tolerance. The brutal violence and barbarianism of the world outside increasingly threaten to destroy the city's seemingly placid existence. The evil that lies under the surface of the well-controlled state is about to erupt and ruin her schemes, as well as Falk's. Helena must negotiate the dangerous path between duty to her citizens, her plans for their rehabilitation as human beings, nurturing the young men's growing love for each other, and her personal mission.
Author: Synesius Meatfield
Explores ancient Sanskrit texts.
Author: William H. Snyder
Publisher: Global Academic Publishing
Over the course of the fifteenth century, the Low Countries transformed Europe's economic, political and cultural life. Innovative and influential cultural practices emerged across the region in flourishing courts, towns, religious houses, guilds and confraternities. Whether in visual culture, music, devotional practice, or communal rituals, the thriving cultures of the Low Countries wrestled with time, both through explicit measurement and reflection, and in the rhythms of social and religious life. This book offers a deeper understanding of how time was structured and experienced by different constituencies through a series of detailed readings of diverse cultural objects and practices, ranging from woodcuts and painted altarpieces, to early print books, and to the use of polyphony in the liturgy. Individual chapters are devoted to life in the university towns of Louvain and Ghent, the liturgical rituals at Cambrai Cathedral, and the rich pageantry that marked the courts of Philip the Good and the new Burgundian rulers. What emerges is a complex temporal landscape in which devotional and secular practices and experiences merged into a new "fullness of time."
Temporalities of the Fifteenth-Century Low Countries
Author: Matthew S. Champion
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Two lost sisters find family, and themselves, among the voices of an Ojibwe reservation When Loretta surrenders her young girls to the county and then disappears, she becomes one more missing Native woman in Indian Country’s long devastating history of loss. But she is also a daughter of the Mozhay Point Reservation in northern Minnesota and the mother of Azure and Rain, ages 3 and 4, and her absence haunts all the lives she has touched—and all the stories they tell in this novel. In the Night of Memory returns to the fictional reservation of Linda LeGarde Grover’s previous award-winning books, introducing readers to a new generation of the Gallette family as Azure and Rain make their way home. After a string of foster placements, from cold to kind to cruel, the girls find their way back to their extended Mozhay family, and a new set of challenges, and stories, unfolds. Deftly, Grover conjures a chorus of women’s voices (sensible, sensitive Azure’s first among them) to fill in the sorrows and joys, the loves and the losses that have brought the girls and their people to this moment. Though reconciliation is possible, some ruptures simply cannot be repaired; they can only be lived through, or lived with. In the Night of Memory creates a nuanced, moving, often humorous picture of two Ojibwe girls becoming women in light of this lesson learned in the long, sharply etched shadow of Native American history.
Author: Linda LeGarde Grover
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Can we say that metaphysics is over? That we live, as post-phenomenology claims, after "end of metaphysics"? Through a close reading of Levinas's masterpiece Totality and Infinity, Raoul Moati shows that things are much more complicated. Totality and Infinity proposes not so much an alternative to Heidegger's ontology as a deeper elucidation of the meaning of "being" beyond Heidegger's fundamental ontology. The metaphor of the night becomes crucial in order to explore a nocturnal face of the events of being beyond their ontological reduction to the understanding of being. The deployment of being beyond its intentional or ontological reduction coincides with what Levinas calls "nocturnal events." Insofar as the light of understanding hides them, it is only through deformalizing the traditional phenomenological approach to phenomena that Levinas leads us to their exploration and their systematic and mutual implications. Following Levinas's account of these "nocturnal events," Moati elaborates the possibility of what he calls a "metaphysics of society" that cannot be integrated into the deconstructive grasp of the "metaphysics of presence." Ultimately, Levinas and the Night of Being opens the possibility of a revival of metaphysics after the "end of metaphysics".
A Guide to Totality and Infinity
Author: Raoul Moati
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Technics and Time 2: Disorientation continues Stiegler's interrogation of prosthetic and ortho-thetic memory in light of the crisis that arises when speed and delay are irreconcilable, the crisis of "human being" itself.
Author: Bernard Stiegler
Publisher: Stanford University Press
A dark tale for adults. Its writing experimental, mixing influences of cinema, genre fiction and comic books. This LITE edition contains pencil illustrations of ornaments, characters and objects Parental guidance: 16+ Contains blood, nudity and dark themes. Synopsis Sometimes, life and love can follow the most obscure paths, just as they did for Elisa. Her life becomes a dark, cold, lonely cage the day the devil takes her as his wife. He robs her of almost everything she holds dear: her health, her wealth and what is left of her family. Trapped between the nuances of life and beyond-life, Elisa finds herself struggling for a better tomorrow. With her health deteriorating, how will she summon the courage and strength to stand her ground? And how far will she go in the pursuit of a dream? Embark with Elisa on this puzzling Gothic adventure set in the late Victorian era, between the world of the Living and the picturesque, melancholic Duskland.
Author: Illustrator & Storyteller Isis Sousa
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Ancient relics--stone tools, bones, footprints, and even DNA--offer many clues about our human ancestors and how they lived. At the same time, our kinship with our human ancestors lies as much in their sense of humor, their interactions with others, their curiosity and their moments of wonder, as it does in the shape of their bones and teeth. And the evolution of human behavior left no direct fossil traces. Children of Time brings this vanished aspect of the human past to life through Anne Weaver's scientifically- informed imagination. The stories move through time, following the lives of long-ago hominins through the eyes of their children. Each carefully researched chapter is based on an actual child fossil--a baby, a five-year- old, a young adolescent, and teenagers. The children and their families are brought to life through illustrator Matt Celeskey's vividly rendered paleoenvironments where they encounter saber-toothed cats, giraffids, wild dogs, fearsome crocodiles, and primitive horses. Their adventures invite readers to think about what it means to be human, and to speculate on the human drama as it unfolds in many dimensions, from social organization and technology to language, music, art, and religious consciousness. Visit the website at www.children-of-time.com.
Evolution and the Human Story
Author: Anne H. Weaver
Publisher: UNM Press
Category: Juvenile Fiction
This issue dives into the study of sleep function, particularly as it relates to memory and cognition. Any clinician who sees patients with sleep disorders, or in particular any sleep medicine specialist, will find this information enlightening and invaluable, as it discusses the current state of understanding of how sleep affects humans’ waking cognitive functions. These review articles describe the research that has taken place, and the lessons that can be taken away from them, so that clinicians can confidently advise their patients on the functional importance of adequate sleep, and recognize cognitive symptoms of inadequate sleep. Articles discuss such topics as animal and human research on sleep and memory, various imaging techniques to describe brain activity during sleep, and the role of dreams.
Author: Robert Stickgold
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Sleep disorders cause considerable morbidity and distress in the aging population. By highlighting the clinical diagnosis and management of sleep disorders, this volume provides a valuable resource for all those involved in health care of older individuals. The changes in sleep patterns that occur during normal aging are described, followed by authoritative chapters on the presentation of various age-related sleep disorders. The book deals with the range of therapeutic measures available for managing these disorders and gives insight to potential areas of research that have emerged in the last few years, such as the study of circadian rhythms in later life, sleep patterns associated with co-morbidities and the use of quality-of-life measurement tools to determine sleep quality as we age. This volume is relevant to sleep disorders specialists, psychiatrists, geriatricians and gerontologists, and any professionals and researchers working in the interdisciplinary areas of sleep and aging.
Author: S. R. Pandi-Perumal,Jaime M. Monti,Andrew A. Monjan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Leaving his Southern home for Harvard University, New York City, and then, Europe, Eugen Gant explores his manhood and his American identity, falling in love with a beautiful stage designer along the way.
A Legend of Man's Hunger in His Youth
Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A study of how we should read one of America's most important poets
Author: Ben Hickman
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
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Author: Gladys Robinson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.
Author: David Carr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography