Burying The Typewriter A Memoir

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Burying The Typewriter

Author : Carmen Bugan
ISBN : 9781555970574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Nonfiction, a childhood memoir of political oppression and persecution during Romania's Ceausescu years Carmen Bugan grew up amid the bounty of the Romanian countryside on her grandparent's farm where food and laughter were plentiful. But eventually her father's behavior was too disturbing to ignore. He wept when listening to Radio Free Europe, hid pamphlets in sacks of dried beans, and mysteriously buried and reburied a typewriter. When she discovered he was a political dissident she became anxious for him to conform. However, with her mother in the hospital and her sister at boarding school, she was alone, and helpless to stop him from driving off on one last, desperate protest. After her father's subsequent imprisonment, Bugan was shunned by her peers at school and informed on by her neighbors. She candidly struggled with the tensions of loving her "hero" father who caused the family so much pain. When he returned from prison and the family was put under house arrest, the Bugans were forced to chart a new course for the future. A warm and intelligent debut, Burying the Typewriter provides a poignant reminder of a dramatic moment in Eastern European history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Typewriter Revolution A Typist S Companion For The 21st Century

Author : Richard Polt
ISBN : 9781581575873
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The connoisseur's guide to the typewriter, entertaining and practical What do thousands of kids, makers, poets, artists, steampunks, hipsters, activists, and musicians have in common? They love typewriters—the magical, mechanical contraptions that are enjoying a surprising second life in the 21st century, striking a blow for self-reliance, privacy, and coherence against dependency, surveillance, and disintegration. The Typewriter Revolution documents the movement and provides practical advice on how to choose a typewriter, how to care for it, and what to do with it—from National Novel Writing Month to letter-writing socials, from type-ins to typewritten blogs, from custom-painted typewriters to typewriter tattoos. It celebrates the unique quality of everything typewriter, fully-illustrated with vintage photographs, postcards, manuals, and more.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Routledge Companion To Media Technology And Obsolescence

Author : Mark J.P. Wolf
ISBN : 9781315442662
Genre : Social Science
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While so many books on technology look at new advances and digital technologies, The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence looks back at analog technologies that are disappearing, considering their demise and what it says about media history, pop culture, and the nature of nostalgia. From card catalogs and typewriters to stock tickers and cathode ray tubes, contributors examine the legacy of analog technologies, including those, like vinyl records, that may be experiencing a resurgency. Each essay includes a brief history of the technology leading up to its peak, an analysis of the reasons for its decline, and a discussion of its influence on newer technologies.
Category: Social Science

The Rough Guide To Romania Travel Guide Ebook

Author : Rough Guides
ISBN : 9780241291610
Genre : Travel
File Size : 58.16 MB
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Whether you're tracking wild bears, dancing with Gypsies or braving Dracula's lair, you won't set a foot wrong with The Rough Guide to Romania. From the folk customs of Maramure? and painted monasteries of Bucovina to Bucharest's thriving gastronomic scene, Rough Guides' freshly updated seventh edition takes you on a time-travelling trip around this most diverse of destinations. With a section of suggested itineraries, plus detailed maps and gorgeous full-colour photographs throughout, you'll feel inspired to step off the beaten track and really explore Romania's wealth of cultural riches. Our local-expert authors have also peppered The Rough Guide to Romania with anecdotal titbits, hand-picked tips and unparalleled historical background to ensure you squeeze every last drop of potential from your travels. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Romania.
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The House Of Straw

Author : Carmen Bugan
ISBN : 1848613245
Genre : Poetry
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Carmen Bugan is the author of the collection of poems, Crossing the Carpathians, the memoir Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police, and the monograph Seamus Heaney and East European Poetry in Translation: Poetics of Exile. The House of Straw is her second collection.
Category: Poetry

Lilies From America New And Selected Poems

Author : Carmen Bugan
ISBN : 1848616732
Genre : Poetry
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"Carmen Bugan has the ability to transform deeply personal experiences into poetic language without losing the radiant particulars from which they sprang." -Frank Beck, The Manhattan Review
Category: Poetry

Seamus Heaney And East European Poetry In Translation

Author : Carmen Bugan
ISBN : 9781351191890
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Poetry born of historical upheaval bears witness both to actual historical events and considerations of poetics. Under the duress of history the poet, who is torn between lamentation and celebration, seeks to achieve distance from his troubled times. Add to this a deep love for and commitment to the Irish and English poetic traditions, and a strong desire to search for models outside his culture, and you have the poetry of the Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney (1939-). In this study, Carmen Bugan looks at how the poetry of Seamus Heaney, born of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has encountered the'historically-tested imaginations' of Czeslaw Milosz, Joseph Brodsky, Osip Mandelstam, and Zbigniew Herbert, as he aimed to fulfil a Horatian poetics, a poetry meant to both instruct and delight its readers. Carmen Bugan is the author of a collection of poems, Crossing the Carpathians, and a memoir, Burying the Typewriter."
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St Simons Memoir

Author : Eugenia Price
ISBN : 0515092649
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The popular author recounts her discovery and exploration of the island off the coast of Georgia, the island's history, and her work on the trilogy inspired by St. Simons Island
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memoirs Of A Newsman

Author : Rodolfo T. Reyes
ISBN : UOM:39015018784887
Genre : Journalism
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Category: Journalism

Memoirs Of A Yukon Priest

Author : Segundo Llorente
ISBN : UOM:39015018834351
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is an engagingly personal account of the hardships, challenges, and rewards of a life lived wholly in the presence of God and at the service of the Alaskan people. In September 1935, Segundo Llorente, a wide-eyed twenty-eight-year-old Jesuit priest from Spain set foot in Alaska for the the first time. His memoirs are filled with all that he saw, endured, and enjoyed for forty years in Uncle Sam's "icebox," whether by dogsled in the 1930s or by plane and snowmobile in the 1970s. He prayed, worked, scolded, helped, and laughed with a practical wisdom that recalls the Ignatian spirituality in everyday life that also marks Father Walter Cisek's Russian journal, He Leadeth Me.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Good Apprentice

Author : Iris Murdoch
ISBN : 9781101495704
Genre : Fiction
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Edward Baltram is overwhelmed with guilt. His nasty little prank has gone horribly wrong: He has fed his closest friend a sandwich laced with a hallucinogenic drug and the young man has fallen out of a window to his death. Edward searches for redemption through a reunion with his famous father, the reclusive painter Jesse Baltram. Funny and compelling, The Good Apprentice is at once a supremely sophisticated entertainment and an inquiry into the spiritual crises that afflict the modern world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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Manhattan Memoir

Author : Mary Cantwell
ISBN : UOM:39015050143919
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Speaking with Strangers finds Cantwell alone, a single mother struggling in the big city, bereft of her husband but bolstered by friends, thriving in her career yet personally sad."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Fuller Memorandum

Author : Charles Stross
ISBN : 9780748116348
Genre : Fiction
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Bob Howard is an IT specialist and field agent for the Laundry, the branch of Her Majesty's secret service that deals with occult threats. Overworked and underpaid, Bob is used to his two jobs overflowing from a strict nine to five and, since his wife Mo has a very similar job description, he understands that work will sometimes follow her home, too. But when 'work' involves zombie assassins and minions of a mad god's cult, he realises things are spinning out of control. When a top-secret dossier goes missing and his boss Angleton is implicated, Bob must contend with suspiciously helpful Russian intelligence operatives and an unscrupulous apocalyptic cult before confronting the decades-old secret that lies at the heart of the Laundry: what is so important about the missing Fuller Memorandum? And why are all the people who know dying . . . ?
Category: Fiction