Calypso

Author: David Sedaris

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641234050

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9859

#1-Bestseller der New York Times Den betörend geheimnisvollen Namen Calypso teilen sich unter anderem eine griechische Meeresnymphe, ein afrikanisch-karibischer Tanzrhythmus und ein Saturnmond. Fragt man David Sedaris, ist Calypso ein besonders bescheuerter Name für eine Katze. Aber auch ein betörend geheimnisvoller Titel für die lang erwartete neue Geschichtensammlung eines der erfolgreichsten Humoristen unserer Zeit, der es wie kein anderer versteht, zarte Schönheit im Hässlichen zu entdecken und die banale Komik des schönen Scheins zu entlarven. Die autobiografischen Geschichten in Calypso kreisen um das solare Zentrum der Familie. In den Ferien und an Feiertagen kommt der Sedaris-Clan zusammen, im elterlichen Strandhaus, später in David Sedaris' eigener Zuflucht mit Meerblick, und flickt am generationsübergreifenden Quilt aus gescheiterten Beziehungen, tragischen Toden, späten Einsichten - und hartnäckiger Liebe zu den Freunden, die man sich nicht aussuchen kann.

Main street

die Geschichte von Carol Kennicott ; Roman

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783717518884

Category:

Page: 904

View: 5903


Main Street to Miracle Mile

American Roadside Architecture

Author: Chester Liebs

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801850950

Category: Architecture

Page: 259

View: 9311

Traces the development of diners, motels, drive-in movies, gas stations, miniature golf courses, supermarkets, and auto showrooms and examines the ways their architectural designs have changed

Von der Wall Street zur Main Street

Die Weltwirtschaft nach der Finanzkrise

Author: Michael Bloss,Dietmar Ernst,Joachim Häcker,Nadine Eil

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486850547

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

View: 8547

Nach dem großen Erfolg des Buches "Von der Subprime-Krise zur Finanzkrise" arbeiten die Autoren die Entwicklungen auf, die sich vorwiegend im Frühjahr des Jahres 2009 ergeben haben. Im Folgeband mit dem Titel "Von der Wall Street zur Main Street" gehen die Autoren fundiert und gleichzeitig leicht verständlich insbesondere auf folgende Fragestellungen ein: - Der Mensch in der Finanzkrise: Vom Homo Oeconomicus zu Behavioural Finance? - Die Finanzkrise - Eine Blase in einer Reihe von Blasen? - Welche Rolle spielt die Rechnungslegung in der Finanzkrise? - Welche Rolle spielen die Hedgefunds in der Finanzkrise? - Wie sieht die Bank der Zukunft aus? - Welche Auswirkungen hat die Finanzkrise auf die Wachstumsmärkte der Zukunft (Brasilien, Russland, Indien, China)? - Wie kommt es von der Finanzkrise zur Wirtschaftskrise?

Mecca and Main Street

Muslim Life in America after 9/11

Author: Geneive Abdo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198042587

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1255

Islam is Americas fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She reveals a community tired of being judged by American perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories. Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, this book will appeal to those curious (or fearful) about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community.

Main Street

Roman

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: Manesse Verlag

ISBN: 3641223563

Category: Fiction

Page: 1008

View: 2402

Ein Schlüsselroman zum Verständnis der modernen USA, ihrer tiefen Ambivalenz und inneren Zerrissenheit Carol Kennicott, eine junge Frau aus Neuengland, hat es in ein Provinznest verschlagen, deren Einwohner, so merkt sie rasch, völlig anders ticken als sie. Um keinen Preis wollen sie von Vorurteilen abrücken und mit neuen Ideen beglückt werden. Im Gegenteil: Wer an ihren tief verwurzelten Überzeugungen rüttelt, kann sein blaues Wunder erleben. So entspinnt sich ein Kampf zwischen zwei konträren Weltbildern - urbane Liberalität vs. rustikales Hinterwäldlertum. Dass Letzteres nicht so einfach zu überwinden ist, sondern böse zurückschlägt, wenn es sich bedroht fühlt, lässt sich an der USA der Gegenwart ebenso studieren wie an diesem turbulenten, unterhaltsamen Klassiker.

Reviving main street

articles

Author: Jacques Dalibard,Deryck Holdsworth,Heritage Canada

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 8929


The Buildings of Main Street

A Guide to American Commercial Architecture

Author: Richard W. Longstreth,Richard Longstreth

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742502796

Category: Architecture

Page: 154

View: 6196

The Buildings of Main Street is the primary resource for interpreting commercial architectural style. Richard Longstreth, a renowned and respected author in the field of historic preservation, presents a useful survey of commercial architecture in urban America. He has developed a typology of architectural classification for commercial application in American towns across the United States. Likely to be enjoyed by both students and members of the general public seeking an introduction to commercial architecture, The Buildings of Main Streetmakes a significant and lasting contribution to American architectural history.

Main Street

the revolt of Carol Kennicott

Author: Martin Bucco

Publisher: Twayne Pub

ISBN: 9780805783773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 1809


Nightmare on Main Street

Angels, Sadomasochism, and the Culture of Gothic

Author: Mark Edmundson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674624634

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

View: 2716

In an assessment of American culture on the eve of the millennium, Mark Edmundson asks why we're determined to be haunted, courting the Gothic at every turn - and, at the same time, committed to escape through any new scheme for ready-made transcendence. Nightmare on Main Street depicts a culture suffused in the Gothic, not just in novels and films but even in the nonfictive realms of politics and academic theories, TV news and talk shows, various therapies, and discourses on AIDS and the environment. What, Edmundson asks, does the ascendancy of the Gothic in the 1990s tell us about our own day? And what of another trend, seemingly unrelated - the widespread belief that re-creating oneself is as easy as making a wish? Looking at the world according to Forrest Gump, Edmundson shows how this parallel culture actually works reciprocally with the Gothic.

Modernizing Main Street

Architecture and Consumer Culture in the New Deal

Author: Gabrielle Esperdy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226218023

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 3101

An important part of the New Deal, the Modernization Credit Plan helped transform urban business districts and small-town commercial strips across 1930s America, but it has since been almost completely forgotten. In Modernizing Main Street, Gabrielle Esperdy uncovers the cultural history of the hundreds of thousands of modernized storefronts that resulted from the little-known federal provision that made billions of dollars available to shop owners who wanted to update their facades. Esperdy argues that these updated storefronts served a range of complex purposes, such as stimulating public consumption, extending the New Deal’s influence, reviving a stagnant construction industry, and introducing European modernist design to the everyday landscape. She goes on to show that these diverse roles are inseparable, woven together not only by the crisis of the Depression, but also by the pressures of bourgeoning consumerism. As the decade’s two major cultural forces, Esperdy concludes, consumerism and the Depression transformed the storefront from a seemingly insignificant element of the built environment into a potent site for the physical and rhetorical staging of recovery and progress.

Main Street

Author: Sinclair Lewis

Publisher: P. F. Collier and Son Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: City and town life

Page: 451

View: 9266

"Main Street" tells the tale of a big-city girl who marries a physician and settles in a small town in the Midwest, only to fall victim to the narrow-mindedness and unimaginative natures of the town's residents. Introduction by Thomas Mallon. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Main Street to Mainframes

Landscape and Social Change in Poughkeepsie

Author: Harvey K. Flad,Clyde Griffen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438426364

Category: HISTORY

Page: 465

View: 5290

Tells the story of Poughkeepsie’s transformation from small city to urban region.

Giant Book of Word Search Puzzles

Author: Main Street

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806926773

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 512

Look up and down, and diagonally, too: there's a "buried treasure" of words to uncover, hidden among the random letters. Young puzzle and language lovers can show what sharp eyes they have with this huge collection of word searches. Each one has a different theme, from Things That Fly (airplane, mosquito, flag) to Martial Arts (aikido, kickboxing), from Sundaes (caramel, cherry, yummy) to Wild Cats (cheetah, ocelot, puma). There are even 24 super School Time terms to track down. Only the best and most interesting word searches are found here--hundreds of them--and so are the answers, in the back, for anyone who needs a little help.

Main Street Entrepreneur

Build Your Dream Company Doing What You Love Where You Live

Author: Michael Glauser

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613083408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 6569

100 Cities. 100 Entrepreneurs. 9 Keys for Success. Main Street Entrepreneur offers a unique look at what it takes to create a successful and thriving business. Lifelong entrepreneur, business consultant and university professor Michael Glauser rode 4,005 miles in 45 days, spent 246 hours on a bike seat, climbed 165,748 vertical feet, and interviewed more than 100 entrepreneurs in 100 cities along the way to discover the secrets to entrepreneurial success. Glauser has distilled hours of interviews and research to present the nine keys for: • Building a purpose-driven business • Meeting important community needs • Developing a supporting cast • Working with a zealous tenacity • Giving mind-boggling customer service • Diversifying revenue streams • Giving back to the broader community • And ultimately, creating the lifestyle of your dreams Readers will learn how to achieve their own dreams and won’t need a 30-page business plan, venture capital, or an exit strategy. All they need to do is implement nine keys for success. Not everyone can build a Facebook, Google or eBay, but anyone with passion and tenacity can do what these entrepreneurs all across America are doing.

Main Street Mystics

The Toronto Blessing and Reviving Pentecostalism

Author: Margaret M. Poloma

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759103542

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 2945

An ethnography and examination of a new wave of Pentecostalism in Canada and the US.

Makers and Takers

How Wall Street Destroyed Main Street

Author: Rana Foroohar

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0553447246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 3916

Is Wall Street bad for Main Street America? In looking at the forces that brought our current administration to power one thing is clear: much of the population believes that our economic system is rigged to enrich the privileged elites at the expense of hard-working Americans. This is a belief held equally on both sides of political spectrum, and it seems only to be gaining momentum. A key reason, says Financial Times columnist Rana Foroohar, is the fact that Wall Street is no longer supporting Main Street businesses that create the jobs for the middle and working class. She draws on in-depth reporting and interviews at the highest rungs of business and government to show how the “financialization of America”—the phenomenon by which finance and its way of thinking have come to dominate every corner of business—is threatening the American Dream. Now updated with new material explaining how our corrupted financial sys­tem propelled Donald Trump to power, Makers and Takers explores the confluence of forces that has led American businesses to favor balance-sheet engineering over the actual kind, greed over growth, and short-term profits over putting people to work. From the cozy relationship between Wall Street and Washington, to a tax code designed to benefit wealthy individuals and corporations, to forty years of bad policy decisions, she shows why so many Americans have lost trust in the sys­tem, and why it matters urgently to us all. Through colorful stories of both “Takers,” those stifling job creation while lining their own pockets, and “Makers,” businesses serving the real economy, Foroohar shows how we can reverse these trends for a better path forward.

The Lincoln Highway

Main Street Across America

Author: Drake Hokanson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587291135

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 159

View: 483

"With his lively pen and lyric camera, Mr. Hokanson takes us on a journey of discovery. The open road is, in part, a defining characteristic of this country, and the Lincoln Highway is one of the historic traces ... like the Oregon Trail, the Camino Real, or the National Road. Not just for tourists, the Lincoln Highway accelerated the processes of social mobility, changed our geography, and led inexorably to a new America. This is an important story, well researched and beautifully, perceptively told." -- William L. Withuhn, Curator of Transportation, Smithsonian Institution Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Birth Control on Main Street

Organizing Clinics in the United States, 1916-1939

Author: Cathy Moran Hajo

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252077253

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 5085

Unearthing individual stories and statistical records from previously overlooked birth control clinics, Cathy Moran Hajo looks past the rhetoric of the birth control movement to show the relationships, politics, and issues that defined the movement in neighborhoods and cities across the United States. Whereas previous histories have emphasized national trends and glossed over the majority of clinics, Birth Control on Main Street contextualizes individual case studies to add powerful new layers to the existing narratives on abortion, racism, eugenics, and sterilization. Hajo draws on an original database of more than 600 clinics run by birth control leagues, hospitals, settlement houses, and public health groups to isolate the birth control clinic from the larger narrative of the moment. By revealing how clinics tested, treated, and educated women regarding contraceptives, she shows how clinic operation differed according to the needs and concerns of the districts it served. Moving thematically through the politicized issues of the birth control movement, Hajo infuses her analysis of the practical and medical issues of the clinics with unique stories of activists who negotiated with community groups to obey local laws and navigated the swirling debates about how birth control centers should be controlled, who should receive care, and how patients should be treated.

Main Street, New Hampshire

Author: Bruce D. Heald

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738513423

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 5780

The roots of many cherished American traditions may be found on the main streets of New Hampshire towns. Often the heart of a town's social, political, and economic life, main streets offer a sense of identity, dignity, and serenity. Through images, Main Street New Hampshire reflects the romance and nostalgia of the past and showcases the sights and memorials of several important New Hampshire places, including Concord, Keene, Nashua, Rochester, Laconia, Exeter, Newmarket, and others. These images, many dating from as early as 1860, reflect the activity, architecture, transportation, and recreation at the heart of each community.