M Train

Author: Patti Smith

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101875119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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From the National Book Award–winning author of Just Kids: a “sublime collection of true stories … and wild imaginings that take us to the very heart of who Patti Smith is” (Vanity Fair), told through the cafés and haunts she has worked in around the world. Patti Smith calls this bestselling work “a roadmap to my life.” M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, we travel to Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul in Mexico; to the fertile moon terrain of Iceland; to a ramshackle seaside bungalow in New York’s Far Rockaway that Smith acquires just before Hurricane Sandy hits; to the West 4th Street subway station, filled with the sounds of the Velvet Underground after the death of Lou Reed; and to the graves of Genet, Plath, Rimbaud, and Mishima. Woven throughout are reflections on the writer’s craft and on artistic creation. Here, too, are singular memories of Smith’s life in Michigan and the irremediable loss of her husband, Fred Sonic Smith. Braiding despair with hope and consolation, illustrated with her signature Polaroids, M Train is a meditation on travel, detective shows, literature, and coffee. It is a powerful, deeply moving book by one of the most remarkable multiplatform artists at work today. Featuring a postscript with five new photos from Patti Smith


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil service

Page: N.A

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Barron's German-English Dictionary

Author: Ursula Martini

Publisher: PONS

ISBN: 9780764137631

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1254

View: 3697

"100,000 words, phrases & examples presented in two sections: American-style English to German, German to English" -- Front cover.

Large-Scale Crew Scheduling

Author: Silke Jütte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658243600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 141

View: 7518

During the last decades, freight transportation experienced a worldwide boom. At the same time, competition increased considerably, such that efficient cost structures are indispensable for any market player. One of the main challenges a transportation company faces is the efficient employment of its personnel in operations, commonly referred to as crew scheduling. In this book the author presents solution approaches to large-scale crew scheduling. Firstly, the implementation of state-of-the-art operations research methods for a setting at a major European freight railway carrier is presented. Secondly, the author discusses acceleration techniques that make the developed algorithms applicable even in short-term contexts. While the analysis is based on European freight railway settings, the gained insights also apply to other (crew) scheduling contexts. Potential readership includes scholars and graduate students who are interested in the fields of crew scheduling and column generation as well as practitioners from transportation companies looking for new planning approaches.

Langenscheidt's standard German dictionary

Author: Heinz Messinger,Gisela Türck,Helmut Willmann,Langenscheidt (Firm)

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780887290442

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 1391

View: 5685

A favorite of students and teachers in high schools and colleges. Comprehensive and authoritative, standards feature full pronunciations, colloquialisms, neologisms, and more.

Railway Mail Pay

Author: United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Postage on Second-Class Mail Matter and Compensation for Transportation of Mail

Publisher: N.A


Category: Postal service

Page: 1696

View: 8494