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The Lonely City

Author : Olivia Laing
ISBN : 9781250039590
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism #1 Book of the Year from Brain Pickings Named a best book of the year by NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit Hub A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her midthirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by the most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules, from Henry Darger’s hoarding to David Wojnarowicz’s AIDS activism, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed. Humane, provocative, and moving, The Lonely City is a celebration of a strange and lovely state, adrift from the larger continent of human experience, but intrinsic to the very act of being alive.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In The Kingdom Of The Lonely God

Author : Robert Griffin
ISBN : 0742514854
Genre : Religion
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This is a book of spiritual insights by the legendary Father Robert Griffin, culled from his experience as Chaplain at the University of Notre Dame and his summer ministry to the homeless in Greenwich Village. Known as "the apostle of unanswered questions," Father Griffin counseled, advised, and listened to students, the wounded, the afflicted, and the lonely. He never gave pat answers. In a writing style that captivates with its almost poetic insight and lustre, Griffin writes about life's toughest troubles and offers encouragement for fortitude, compassion, grace, and peace. In the Kingdom of the Lonely God provides genuine insights into the human condition. Father Griffin's faith shines on the questions we all wrestle with, but all too often leave unanswered. This book addresses the deepest issues we must face in life and it provides wisdom that, like a compass, points the way for those seeking hope.
Category: Religion

History Of Three Kingdoms

Author : Li Shi
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Genre : History
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The Twenty-Four Histories (Chinese: 二十四史) are the Chinese official historical books covering a period from 3000 BC to the Ming dynasty in the 17th century. The Han dynasty official Sima Qian established many of the conventions of the genre. Starting with the Tang dynasty, each dynasty established an official office to write the history of its predecessor using official court records. As fixed and edited in the Qing dynasty, the whole set contains 3213 volumes and about 40 million words. It is considered one of the most important sources on Chinese history and culture. The title "Twenty-Four Histories" dates from 1775 which was the 40th year in the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. This was when the last volume, the History of Min gwas reworked and a complete set of the histories produced. The Twenty Four Histories include: •Early Four Historiographies (前四史) •Records of the Grand Historian (史記, Shǐ Jì), compiled by Sima Qian 司馬遷 in 91 BC •Book of Han (漢書, Hàn Shū), compiled by Ban Gu 班固 in 82 •Records of the Three Kingdoms (三國志, Sānguó Zhì), compiled by Chen Shou 陳壽 in 289 •Book of Later Han (後漢書, Hòuhàn Shū), compiled by Fan Ye 范曄 in 445[2] •Book of Song (simplified Chinese: 宋书; traditional Chinese: 宋書; pinyin: Sòng Shū)—Southern Dynasties, compiled by Shen Yue 沈約 in 488 •Book of Qi (simplified Chinese: 齐书; traditional Chinese: 齊書; pinyin: Qí Shū)—Southern Dynasties, compiled by Xiao Zixian 蕭子顯 in 537 •Book of Wei (simplified Chinese: 魏书; traditional Chinese: 魏書; pinyin: Wèi Shū)—Northern Dynasties, compiled by Wei Shou 魏收 in 554 •Eight Historiographies complied in Tang Dynasty (唐初八史) •Book of Liang (梁書, Liáng Shū)—Southern Dynasties, compiled by Yao Silian 姚思廉 in 636 •Book of Chen (陳書, Chén Shū)—Southern Dynasties, compiled by Yao Silian in 636 •Book of Northern Qi (北齊書, Běi Qí Shū)—Northern Dynasties, compiled by Li Baiyao 李百藥 in 636 •Book of Zhou (周書, Zhōu Shū)—Northern Dynasties, compiled under Linghu Defen 令狐德棻 in 636 •Book of Sui (隋書, Suí Shū), compiled under Wei Zheng 魏徵 in 636 •Book of Jin (晉書, Jìn Shū), compiled under Fang Xuanling 房玄齡 in 648 •History of the Southern Dynasties (南史, Nán Shǐ), compiled by Li Yanshou 李延壽 in 659 •History of the Northern Dynasties (北史, Běi Shǐ), compiled by Li Yanshou in 659 •Old Book of Tang (唐書, Táng Shū), compiled under Liu Xu 劉昫 in 945 •Old History of the Five Dynasties (五代史, Wǔdài Shǐ), compiled under Xue Juzheng 薛居正 in 974 •New History of the Five Dynasties (新五代史, Xīn Wǔdài Shǐ), compiled under Ouyang Xiu 歐陽脩 in 1053 •New Book of Tang (新唐書, Xīn Táng Shū), compiled under Ouyang Xiu in 1060 •Three Historiographies compiled in Yuan Dynasty (元末三史) •History of Liao (遼史, Liáo Shǐ), compiled under Toqto'a 脫脫 in 1343[3] •History of Jin (金史, Jīn Shǐ), compiled under Toqto'a in 1345 •History of Song (宋史, Sòng Shǐ), compiled under Toqto'a in 1345 •History of Yuan (元史, Yuán Shǐ), compiled under Song Lian 宋濂 in 1370 •History of Ming (明史, Míng Shǐ), compiled under Zhang Tingyu 張廷玉 in 1739
Category: History

Straight From The Heart

Author : Vincent Punter
ISBN : 9780595224586
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short stories, essays and poems in which the author expresses common threads of humanity found in everyday life. His appreciation for the natural world and its beauty is evident in his pure and uncomplicated syntax, his keen observation, and his sincere assertions that indeed, come "straight from the heart".
Category: Fiction

The Lonely Detective

Author : Charles E. Schwarz
ISBN : 9780595195749
Genre : Fiction
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Four absolutely funny, culturally outrageous who-done-it stories whose unique detective, a lonely disrespected anti-hero, sees sacred beliefs turned upside down as he solves the mysterious deaths of a rich Tasty Cake deliveryman, a woman supporting the correct causes, a bum exposing the correct causes, and a disillusioned volunteer involved in the correct causes.
Category: Fiction

A Companion To The City

Author : Gary Bridge
ISBN : 9780470707524
Genre : Social Science
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A Companion to the City provides the reader with anindispensable and authoritative overview of the key debates,controversies, and questions concerning the city from a variety oftheoretical vantage points with an international perspective. Indispensable companion for students of the City. Multidisciplinary approach of interest across severalfields. Includes contributions from major scholars in the field.
Category: Social Science

The Lonely Hunter

Author : Virginia Spencer Carr
ISBN : 0820325228
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Lonely Hunter is widely accepted as the standard biography of Carson McCullers. Author of such landmarks of modern American fiction as Reflections in a Golden Eye and The Ballad of the Sad Café, Carson McCullers was the enfant terrible of the literary world of the 1940s and 1950s. Gifted but tormented, vulnerable but exploitative, McCullers led a life that had all the elements--and more--of a tragic novel. From McCullers's birth in Columbus, Georgia, in 1917 to her death in upstate New York in 1967, The Lonely Hunter thoroughly covers every significant event in, and aspect of, the writer's life: her rise as a young literary sensation; her emotional, artistic, and sexual eccentricities and entanglements; her debilitating illnesses; her travels in America and Europe; and the provenance of her works from their earliest drafts through their book, stage, and film versions. To research her subject, Virginia Spencer Carr visited all of the important places in McCullers's life, read virtually everything written by or about her, and interviewed hundreds of McCullers's relatives, friends, and enemies. The result is an enduring, distinguished portrait of a brilliant, but deeply troubled, writer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Transmetropolitan Lonely City

Author : Warren Ellis
ISBN : 1563897229
Genre : Antiheroes
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The City can be a lonely place - especially for famed journalist Spider Jerusalem, despised and loved in equal measure (and with equal ferocity) by The City's wealthy elite and its downtrodden rabble. But in a town where anything can bought, stolen, or manufactured, the truth is still in short supply, and Jerusalem is the one man determined to keep it on the market - no matter what the price.
Category: Antiheroes

Tears Of The Lonely

Author : Ayo Oyeku
ISBN : 9781466905481
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Do the tears of the lonely ever dry? Okikis world is awakened by a strange encounter with a mysterious cashew tree, a talking tree. He finds solace in the mysterious tree as he leans on its tutelage to battle the vicissitudes of his family life. He faces the challenge of an intolerable father, Adigun, who grossly abuses his wife and makes life unbearable for his three children. Amope, a humble-hearted mother, with pious extravagances, would not allow her children to show ill feelings toward their benefactor as she battles with epilepsy. All these culminate in the mind of Doja, Amopes first son, as he awaits the accurate time to pin his fathers callousness against the walls of vengeance. The stage is set when Okiki grasps education as his lasting panacea to end his tears. But darkness begins to roam around his flickering light of hope when his father escapes to the city with his secret lover, his brother is being pursued by a weight of guilty conscience, and his sisters marital dream is being smeared in their pursuit to salvage Amopes life. This is a heart-rending and inspiring story set in Nigerias post independence years, creating a perfect imagery of a failing nation through a dysfunctional family, while the vision for a glorious future is set in the eyes of a lonely child.
Category: Family & Relationships

Land Of The Olympians

Author : Robert Corfe
ISBN : 9781906791179
Genre : History
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This is a penetrating study of many aspects of life, thought, and everyday existence in Scandinavia, as experienced through the author s 9-year residence in the enlightened far north in the 1960s. Robert Corfe is primarily known as a thought-provoking writer of books published in the 21st century, but this work comprises a selection of his articles published in the Finnish press, popular magazines, and learned journals in the 1960s. The collected articles are put into context for a contemporary readership by a lively introductory chapter entitled, Seeing The Future Through The Past, which describes how Scandinavia was 50 years in advance of Britain in terms of political thinking and social development. And now Britain has caught up and shares in the benefits and also the dis-benefits of a modernised technological society. Of considerable interest are the articles on British society and its problems, as viewed through the eyes of a British resident acclimatised to the cultural environment of Finnish life. The articles reflect clearly the development of the author s political ideas on the need for a classless society in more effectively contributing to communal prosperity and internal harmony. The Scandinavians enviable policy of neutrality and disengagement from the conflicts of the great power blocs in achieving national security is highlighted as contributing to the happiness of their people. In view of an impending new Cold War between Russia and the West, the arguments developed are perhaps of greater significance today than when they were formulated more than 40 years ago. Many of these ideas were to be given greater depth in the author s major works published many years later in the 21st century. Perhaps most entertaining in this collection is the delicious satirical story, What The Watchdog Saw, a savage attack on the absurdities of the British far left as well as those of the far right. As a percipient introduction to the mindset of the enlightened Scandinavian people, based on both scholarship and personal experience, this book could hardly be bettered for such a purpose.
Category: History