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The Corrections

Author : Jonathan Franzen
ISBN : 0312421273
Genre : Fiction
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Enid Lambert begins to worry about her husband when he starts to withdraw and lose himself in negativity and depression as he faces Parkinson's disease. Winner of the National Book Award. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.
Category: Fiction

Isto A

Author : Jonathan Franzen
ISBN : 9789533047546
Genre : Fiction
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Četrnaest godina nakon „Korekcija“ i pet godina nakon „Slobode“ Franzen je napisao još jedan velik roman, „najintimniji dosad, u kojem je svojem glasu dodao neke nove tonove“. The New York Times „Čistoća“, naslov novog romana Jonathana Franzena, ujedno je i značenje imena glavne junakinje (Purity) i koncept koji zadobiva mnoge oblike u romanu. Purity Pip Tyler živi kao skvoterica u Oaklandu, opterećena je studentskim kreditom, a jedina joj je obitelj majka. Odrasla gotovo u izolaciji, ne zna majčin pravi identitet ni tko joj je otac i boji se da nikad neće imati normalan život. Druženje s anarhistima iz Njemačke odvodi Pip u Južnu Ameriku gdje počinje raditi kao pripravnica u Sunčanom projektu, hakerskoj skupini sličnoj WikiLeaksu. Pip se nada da će tamo otkriti tajnu svoga podrijetla. Na čelu grupacije karizmatični je Andreas Wolf, koji je mladost proveo u Istočnoj Njemačkoj i proslavio se u vrijeme pada Berlinskoga zida. Premda mnogo stariji od nje, Wolf pokazuje naklonost prema Pip i između njih se razvija poseban i intenzivan odnos. Ova se priča grana u prošlost i sadašnjost, u sedam povezanih dijelova knjige koji su ispripovijedani kroz prizme različitih likova. Pri tom Franzen stvara svijet originalnih i nezaboravnih likova – novinari, leakeri, ljubavnici i supružnici, loši pisci, karijeristi, tragičari. Gotovo svaki lik u romanu traži “čistoću” u nekom obliku, a propitivanje istine i laži, čistog i zagađenog događa se na mnogim razinama njihove egzistencije i međusobnih odnosa. „Čistoća“ je zamršen, ali savršeno kontroliran roman o velikim temama (život u komunizmu i pad Istočnog bloka, ogoljavanje privatnosti u eri interneta, korupcijske afere u visokoj politici, toksičnost kulture opsjednute slavom). No ipak, u samom srcu romana pulsiraju puno intimniji problemi i teme: propali brakovi, slomljena prijateljstva, mučna djetinjstva, seksualne fantazije i perverzije, trenuci kad se suočavamo s vlastitim demonima, ludilom i kaosom. Svi likovi u romanu nose neku svoju tajnu, sram i krivnju, a sâm Franzen “Čistoću” je nazvao knjigom o našim modricama i povredama. Ovim romanom Franzen je još jedanput pokazao da je izuzetan pripovjedač koji proniče u bolne točke današnjice i naše egzistencije, snažno, duhovito i s profinjenom dozom ironije.
Category: Fiction

Crime And Punishment In America

Author : Elliott Currie
ISBN : 9781250038098
Genre : Social Science
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"Earnest, free of jargon, lucid...This is a book that ought to be read by anyone concerned about crime and punishment in America."—The Washington Post Book World A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize When Crime and Punishment in America was first published in 1998, the national incarceration rate had doubled in just over a decade, and yet the United States remained—by an overwhelming margin—the most violent industrialized society in the world. Today, there are several hundred thousand more inmates in the penal system, yet violence remains endemic in many American communities. In this groundbreaking and revelatory work, renowned criminologist Elliott Currie offers a vivid critique of our nation's prison policies and turns his penetrating eye toward recent developments in criminal justice, showing us the path to a more peaceable and just society. Cogent, compelling, and grounded in years of original research, this newly revised edition of Crime and Punishment in America will continue to frame the way we think about imprisonment for years to come.
Category: Social Science

This I Believe

Author : Jay Allison
ISBN : 1523607572
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This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women,by Jay Allison
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Achtung Baby

Author : Sara Zaske
ISBN : 9781250160188
Genre : Family & Relationships
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An Entertaining, Enlightening Look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom’s Experiences in Germany An NPR "Staff Pick" and One of the NPR Book Concierge's"Best Books of the Year" When Sara Zaske moved from Oregon to Berlin with her husband and toddler, she knew the transition would be challenging, especially when she became pregnant with her second child. She was surprised to discover that German parents give their children a great deal of freedom—much more than Americans. In Berlin, kids walk to school by themselves, ride the subway alone, cut food with sharp knives, and even play with fire. German parents did not share her fears, and their children were thriving. Was she doing the opposite of what she intended, which was to raise capable children? Why was parenting culture so different in the States? Through her own family’s often funny experiences as well as interviews with other parents, teachers, and experts, Zaske shares the many unexpected parenting lessons she learned from living in Germany. Achtung Baby reveals that today's Germans know something that American parents don't (or have perhaps forgotten) about raising kids with “selbstandigkeit” (self-reliance), and provides practical examples American parents can use to give their own children the freedom they need to grow into responsible, independent adults.
Category: Family & Relationships

Author : سفيتلانا أليكسيفيتش
ISBN : 9789933540203
Genre : History
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وقعت آلاف الحروب، قصيرة ومديدة، عرفنا تفاصيل بعضها وغابت تفاصيل أخرى بين جثث الضحايا. كثيرون كتبوا، لكن دوماً كتب الرجال عن الرجال. كلُّ ما عرفناه عن الحرب، عرفناه من خلال "صوت الرجل". فنحن جميعاً أسرى تصوُّرات "الرجال" وأحاسيسهم عن الحرب، أسرى كلمات "الرجال". أمَّا النساء فلطالما لذن بالصمت. في الحرب العالمية الثانية شاركت تقريباً مليون امرأة سوفيتية في القتال على الجبهات كافة وبمختلف المهام. تثير سفيتلانا أسئلة مهمة عن دور النساء في الحرب، لماذا لم تدافع النساء، اللواتي دافعن عن أرضهن وشغلن مكانهنَّ في عالم الرجال الحصري، عن تاريخهن؟ أين كلماتهنَّ وأين مشاعرهنَّ؟ ثمَّة عالم كامل مخفيٌّ. لقد بقيت حربهنَّ مجهولة ...في كتابها " ليس للحرب وجه أنثوي" تقوم سفيتلانا بكتابة تاريخ هذه الحرب؛ حرب النساء
Category: History

Abnormal

Author : Michel Foucault
ISBN : 9781429974059
Genre : Philosophy
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From 1971 until his death in 1984, Foucault gave public lectures at the world-famous College de France. Attended by thousands, these were seminal events in the world of French letters. Picador is proud to be publishing the lectures in thirteen volumes. The lectures comprising Abnormal begin by examining the role of psychiatry in modern criminal justice, and its method of categorizing individuals who "resemble their crime before they commit it." Building on the themes of societal self-defense in "Society Must Be Defended," Foucault shows how and why defining "abnormality" and "normality" were preorogatives of power in the nineteenth century. The College de France lectures add immeasurably to our appreciation of Foucault's work and offer a unique window into his thinking.
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Author : جمال الغيطاني
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الحدث الذي يزعزع الوجود الهش لسكان حارة الزعفراني غريب ومقلق؛ فكل سكان الحارة يفقدون قدرتهم الجنسية عدا شخص واحد غير معروف. هنا يتحرر الروائي من أشكال الكتابة المقدسة التي تدغدغ حواس القارئ المعتاد على الكتابات سريعة الإنتشار، مما يجعله يواجه دائما صعوبات جمة ليفتح طريقه باتجاه التعرف على العمل. أعمال جمال الغيطاني الكبيرة تشكل-تمامًا كما تشكل أعمال الكاتب المكسيكي "كارلوس فوينتس" في اللغة الإسبانية- عمارة جميلة، معمارها وشكلها يمكن الإحساس بهما عبر مسافة طويلة. حانية التجربة الشخصية التي يبدو فيها الظاهر غلافًا وكاشفًا للباطن.
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Author : أمير تاج السر
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في عشش الكرتون، أحقر حيّ سكني في منطقة أنزارا، جنوب السودان، يكبر لويس نوا على وقع طفولة بائسة. الشاب الذي يعمل في مصنع للنسيج، يقرّر الزواج بأول فتاة يراها تبتسم، تينا بائعة الماء في الشوارع، ستصبح زوجته. لكن العامل البسيط ما يلبث أن يخونها مع خادمة الغرف في نزل للفقراء، في كينشاسا. وفي ظهر يوم حارّ، سيلاحق "إيبولا"، الفيروس القاتل الذي ضرب الكونغو، جسد نوا ليسكن دمه. يغادر الفتى الأفريقي إلى بلاده، بعد رحلة حزن إلى الكونغو، ليصبح من دون أن يدري جسراً يعبر عليه المرض المميت إلى أنزارا. عبر فكرة القتل المحتمل، يرصد أمير تاج السر عوالم غرائبية، محاولاً إيجاد مدينة عادية، فيها شوارع ومتاجر، وملاهٍ ومواخير، وزيجات وطلاقات وقصص حب كاملة وناقصة.
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