In extremis

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Narratori stranieri

ISBN: 9788845293191

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In Extremis

Author: Lindsey Hilsum

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473545382

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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The gripping life story of the great war correspondent Marie Colvin told by one of her closest friends SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK AWARD Marie Colvin was glamorous, hard-drinking, braver than the boys, with a troubled and rackety personal life. She reported from the most dangerous places in the world and her anecdotes about encounters with figures like Colonel Gaddafi and Yasser Arafat were incomparable. She was much admired, and as famous for her wild parties as for the extraordinary lengths to which she went to tell the story. Fellow foreign correspondent Lindsey Hilsum draws on unpublished diaries and interviews with friends, family and colleagues to produce a story of one of the most daring and inspirational women of our times. A Sunday Times Book of the Year 'A stunningly good biography' WILLIAM BOYD

In Extremis

Author: Jürgen Kropp,Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642148638

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The book addresses a weakness of current methodologies used in extreme value assessment, i.e. the assumption of stationarity, which is not given in reality. With respect to this issue a lot of new developed technologies are presented, i.e. influence of trends vs. internal correlations, quantitative uncertainty assessments, etc. The book not only focuses on artificial time series data, but has a close link to empirical measurements, in order to make the suggested methodologies applicable for practitioners in water management and meteorology.

In Extremis

Author: Neil Bartlett

Publisher: Oberon Books


Category: Drama

Page: 52

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On March 24, 1895, Mrs. Robinson, a society palm-reader, agreed to see Oscar Wilde in her London flat. Wilde's lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, "Bosie," was urging him to sue the Marquis of Queensberry (Bosie's father) for libel. But Wilde's friends, wary of Queensberry's power, were warning him to leave town. A play about a man at the height of his fame asking a complete stranger about a potentially life-changing decision.

Innocence in Extremis

Author: John Hawkes

Publisher: Burning Deck Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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Social Work in Extremis

Author: Michael Lavalette,Vasilios Ioakimidis

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847427189

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 9586

This important book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme social, economic and political situations including war situations, military regimes, earthquakes and tsunamis.

In Extremis

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473547997

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1652

Thomas needs to speak to his mother before she dies. But he's set to give a talk to a conference of physiotherapists in the Netherlands; if he leaves now will he get to her deathbed in time? Will he be able to say what he couldn't say before? He can't concentrate on what is happening now: his mind won't sit still. Should he try to solve his friend's marital crisis? Should he reconsider his separation from his own wife? And why does he need to pee again? In Extremis is Tim Parks's masterwork: a darkly hilarious and deadly serious novel about infidelity, mortality and the frailties of the human body.

Classics in Extremis

Author: Edmund Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350017272

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 8735

Classics in Extremis reimagines classical reception. Its contributors explore some of the most remarkable, hard-fought and unsettling claims ever made on the ancient world: from the coal-mines of England to the paradoxes of Borges, from Victorian sexuality to the trenches of the First World War, from American public-school classrooms to contemporary right-wing politics. How does the reception of the ancient world change under impossible strain? Its protagonists are 'marginal' figures who resisted that definition in the strongest terms. Contributors argue for a decentered model of classical reception: where the 'marginal' shapes the 'central' as much as vice versa – and where the most unlikely appropriations of antiquity often have the greatest impact. What kind of distortions does the model of 'centre' and 'margins' produce? How can 'marginal' receptions be recovered most effectively? Bringing together some of the leading scholars in the field, Classics in Extremis moves beyond individual case studies to develop fresh methodologies and perspectives on the study of classical reception.