Insomniac City

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620404958

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 6913

Amazon's Best Biographies and Memoirs of the Year List A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks. "A beautifully written once-in-a-lifetime book, about love, about life, soul, and the wonderful loving genius Oliver Sacks, and New York, and laughter and all of creation."--Anne Lamott Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by. But, at forty-eight years old, having spent decades in San Francisco, he craved change. Grieving over the death of his partner, he quickly discovered the profound consolations of the city's incessant rhythms, the sight of the Empire State Building against the night sky, and New Yorkers themselves, kindred souls that Hayes, a lifelong insomniac, encountered on late-night strolls with his camera. And he unexpectedly fell in love again, with his friend and neighbor, the writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks, whose exuberance--"I don't so much fear death as I do wasting life," he tells Hayes early on--is captured in funny and touching vignettes throughout. What emerges is a portrait of Sacks at his most personal and endearing, from falling in love for the first time at age seventy-five to facing illness and death (Sacks died of cancer in August 2015). Insomniac City is both a meditation on grief and a celebration of life. Filled with Hayes's distinctive street photos of everyday New Yorkers, the book is a love song to the city and to all who have felt the particular magic and solace it offers.

America Latina

Author: Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir

Publisher: Editions Assouline


Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 8549

"The cultural essence of Latin America is captured, with all of its brilliant diversity, in this compelling portrait of its various regions and people. More than 20 different countries make up Latin America today, and each has its own distinct and special nature. From the Pampas to the Amazon, from the Incas to El Che, from the Virgin of Guadalupe to Evita to the Buena Vista Social Club, this insightful book portrays the qualities and images that have contributed to the mysterious allure of America Latina throughout history. Drawing on the worlds of art, music, dance, literature, and film, the book explores the complex and intriguing nautre of this fascinating and intriguing mix of cultures."--Amazon.

Significant (M)others

Author: Susan Dorothy Martin

Publisher: N.A



Page: 456

View: 9010


Author: Gordon W. McLachlan

Publisher: Prentice Hall Travel


Category: Berlin (Germany)

Page: 757

View: 3742


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Advertising

Page: N.A

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Mediterranean Passages

Author: Miriam Cooke,Erdağ M. Göknar,Grant Richard Parker

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 420

View: 2526

The Mediterranean is the meeting point of three continents--Asia, Africa, and Europe--as well as three major monotheistic religions--Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Focusing on global networks and cultural exchanges, this volume collects writings from across 3,000 years to provide a pan-Mediterranean perspective of the cultural, political, and economic relations that crisscross the region, linking people and places from antiquity to the present. Literary and historical texts and a gallery of maps, architecture, photographs, and paintings provide glimpses of travel and migration, trade routes, military conquest, and cultural exchange.

Three-dimensional Reading

Author: Angela Yiu

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 8633

This book consists of translations of fourteen Japanese short stories from the experiment modernist tradition by both canonical writers and important authors who have received little or no attention in English. The intent of the collection is to add to t