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Bring Down The Chandeliers

Author : Tara Hardy
ISBN : 9781935904311
Genre : Poetry
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Tara Hardy's first book of poems explores the glory, garden and grit of wound while aiming at the bulls-eye of redemption. Translating what the body knows into text, she writes about love, betrayal, sex, war, addiction, regret, and forgiveness. From flat out advice to a trauma survivor, to what roils inside Adam's rib, to sex from the perspective of her hair, these poems strive to come to terms with human flaw and its aftermath. Through personal narrative, her work deepens our understanding of larger cultural splits, among them victim/perpetrator, gay/straight, urban/rural, coastal/middle, poor/privileged, self/other. These poems press us to work shame into joy, rage into art, and regret into possibility.
Category: Poetry

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.


Author : Kurt Vonnegut
ISBN : 0307567206
Genre : Fiction
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“Ranks with Vonnegut’s best and goes one step beyond . . . joyous, soaring fiction.”—The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story—and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man’s careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves. Praise for Bluebeard “Vonnegut is at his edifying best.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “The quicksilver mind of Vonnegut is at it again. . . . He displays all his talents—satire, irony, ridicule, slapstick, and even a shaggy dog story of epic proportions.”—The Cincinnati Post “[Kurt Vonnegut is] a voice you can trust to keep poking holes in the social fabric.”—San Francisco Chronicle “It has the qualities of classic Bosch and Slaughterhouse Vonnegut. . . . Bluebeard is uncommonly feisty.”—USA Today “Is Bluebeard good? Yes! . . . This is vintage Vonnegut—good wine from his best grapes.”—The Detroit News “A joyride . . . Vonnegut is more fascinated and puzzled than angered by the human stupidities and contradictions he discerns so keenly. So hop in his rumble seat. As you whiz along, what you observe may provide some new perspectives.”—Kansas City Star
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Yesterday Won T Goodbye

Author : Brian Stephen Ellis
ISBN : 9781935904137
Genre : Poetry
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Brian S. Ellis' second book, Yesterday Won't Goodbye, explores the author's wild origins and punk rock Americana in powerful poetic form. Brian Stephen Ellis is borne of Gelfling and gutter punk. Unwashable stain ...His poems speak with an unbridled urgency yet come to you patient, coy, brimming with wisdom-and acutely aware of their own necessity. Read these poems. You've never been so alive." -Jeanann Verlee, "Racing Hummingbirds" ...Ellis expertly shifts between free verse poetry and creative non-fiction, consistently producing work that is captivating and original, all while having one of the most dynamic, affective, and unapologetically raw live performances anywhere. -Jared Paul, "Prayers For Atheist"
Category: Poetry

Pencillings By The Way

Author : Nathaniel Parker Willis
ISBN : HARVARD:32044015207814
Genre : Europe
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London In The Nineteenth Century

Author : Jerry White
ISBN : 9781446477113
Genre : History
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Jerry White's London in the Nineteenth Century is the richest and most absorbing account of the city's greatest century by its leading expert. London in the nineteenth century was the greatest city mankind had ever seen. Its growth was stupendous. Its wealth was dazzling. Its horrors shocked the world. This was the London of Blake, Thackeray and Mayhew, of Nash, Faraday and Disraeli. Most of all it was the London of Dickens. As William Blake put it, London was 'a Human awful wonder of God'. In Jerry White's dazzling history we witness the city's unparalleled metamorphosis over the course of the century through the daily lives of its inhabitants. We see how Londoners worked, played, and adapted to the demands of the metropolis during this century of dizzying change. The result is a panorama teeming with life.
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My My My My My

Author : Tara Hardy
ISBN : 1938912640
Genre : Poetry
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Suddenly stricken by a life-threatening condition, the author finds she has slipped into an alternate reality one in which her life and her livelihood are no longer to be counted on. Oddly, she finds it s a place populated with not just hope, but a newfound appreciation for the splendors of the physical world. Her fight to stay alive, while terrifying, is deeply vibrant."
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Popular Science

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ISBN : UOM:39015022358207
Genre : Science
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The Beauty Of Light

Author : Ben Bova
ISBN : UOM:39015015493854
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The beauty and power of light is celebrated in photographs and text describing the meaning of light in religious ritual and folklore, its use in scientific and medical technologies and works of art, and the diverse applications of light in the future
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Collected Poems And Prose

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : 0802134343
Genre : Poetry
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Poems and prose pieces personally selected by the playwright demonstrate the characteristics of his literary excursions outside the realm of drama.
Category: Poetry