Meet Me in Buenos Aires

Author: Marlene Hobsbawm

Publisher: Muswell Press

ISBN: 1916129218

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 166

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An intensely personal and revealing biography of life with one of the 20th Century’s most influential intellectuals. A rich and fascinating life ,from pre-war Vienna via an émigré childhood in the UK and on to Italy, the Congo and the US.

Springtime in a Broken Mirror

Author: Mario Benedetti

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241302633

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Santiago is trapped. Taken political prisoner in Montevideo after a brutal military coup, he can do nothing but write letters to his family, and try to stay sane. Far away, his nine-year-old daughter Beatrice wonders at the marvels of 1970s Buenos Aires, but her grandpa and mother - Santiago's beautiful, careworn wife, Graciela - struggle to adjust to a life in exile. Graciela fights to retain the fiery passion that suffused her marriage, her politics, her whole life, as day by day Santiago edges closer to freedom. But Santiago's rakish, reckless best friend is a constant, brooding presence in the exiles' lives, and Graciela finds herself drawn irresistibly towards him. A lucid, heart-wrenching saga of a family torn apart by the forces of history, Springtime in a Broken Mirror tells with tenderness and fury of the indelible imprint politics leaves on individual lives. Generous and unflinching, it asks whether the broken bonds of family and history can ever truly be mended.

Memoirs of a Melanin Sojourner

Author: Kenneth A. Hordge Sr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481718118

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Memoirs of a Melanin Sojourner (Curiosity and Courage) is about the journey of an African American born male who grows up with an extraordinary curiosity about life and his place in it. At first the curiosities are general, but soon graduate to a strong desire for an answer to the ultimate question; what is the meaning of life? The search takes him around the world, exploring various cultures, religions, and societies along with that of his own. His experiences through over a half a century of living have brought him to a conclusion about the answer, and his role here on earth. This is the authors second published book and the completion of a goal to publish his life experiences. Through each chapter, you will read about experiences that show the authors failures, weaknesses, and misgivings, as well as his curiosity, courage, and strength. It is the authors hope that the lessons hes learned will help others who are seeking answers to lifes questions and curiosities, by finding the courage to handle lifes challenges.

Marginality in Space - Past, Present and Future

Author: Heikki Jussila,Roser Majoral,Chris C. Mutambirwa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429833512

Category: Science

Page: 356

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Published in 1999, this book discusses the role that marginality has had in the past, has today and will have in the future. The Commission on Dynamics of Marginal and Critical Regions held its annual conference in Harare, Zimbabwe in July 1997. This volume represents a carefully selected, revised and reviewed selection of the papers presented at this conference. The articles reflect the various aspects of marginality currently existing in the world and it is the intention of the Commission to pursue research that would eventually result in a more coherent approach towards the issues of marginality in space. The articles in the book are grouped into three main parts. The first part discusses the role of theory and also methodological aspects and approaches towards the question of marginality. The second part gives a 'time-space' perspective by examining the past, present and future aspects of marginality. The third part is dedicated to empirical evidence about the changes in existing marginality and its possible future implementations. The conclusions of the book summarize the various and sometimes conflicting, aspects of marginality and its ’images’ both in space and in time.

The Gold Rush Diary of Ram¢n Gil Navarro

Author: Ram¢n Gil Navarro

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803233430

Category: History

Page: 305

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"Navarro encountered people from all over the world brought together in a society marked by racial and ethnic intolerance, swift and cruel justice, and great hardships. It was a world of contrasts, where the roughest of the rough lived in close proximity to extremely refined cultural circles."--BOOK JACKET.

Place and Displacement in the Narrative Worlds of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar

Author: Nataly Tcherepashenets

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820463957

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 204

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Place and Displacement in the Narrative Worlds of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar engages the notions of place and displacement as heuristic devices for literary analysis of Borges's and Cortázar's narratives. It maps out these authors' visions of place and displacement in some of their most famous texts; locates the 'place' of Borges's texts within Cortázar's fictional universe; and delineates new routes in communication between different literary traditions, and philosophical and anthropological discourses. This book also suggests that the challenge of a strict opposition between place and displacement in Borges's and Cortázar's works is both representative and emblematic of a continuum of Latin American literature.

Into the Dark

Author: Cindy Gerard

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429983868

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Amy Walker endured unspeakable horrors while being held as a hostage before she was rescued by Dallas Garrett and his brothers from E.D.E.N., Inc. Amy is determined to leave the past behind...but only after she gets some answers to the questions that haunt her: Why was she abducted by the terrorists? Why is her mother locked up in a mental institution? Dallas wants Amy to know he's a man she can trust. He's incapable of offering her his love but promises his sworn protection while she embarks on her quest to discover the truth about her family...and herself. Working on a lead, Amy and Dallas team up with an investigative journalist and an unlikely accomplice whose motives are as murky as his past. Soon they are drawn into the depths of a secret organization that practices non-consensual mind-control experimentation—one that Amy's own grandfather appears to be involved in. With a ruthless enemy closing in fast Amy and Dallas race against time and risk their lives to expose these crimes against humanity...and share a passion neither of them could have expected.

St. Anne’S Legacy

Author: Clifford Lueck

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 152452655X

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Emilys teenage daughter, Susan, creates her version of the history of her mothers art collection after reading The Diary of Anne Frank and studying the Nazi era on the Internet. She decodes the Dutch ledger, listing the art as part of the personal collection of Reichsmarschall Herman Goering. Emilys emotional state, because of her pregnancy and her insatiable drive to find the missing art, leads her back to South America and her involvement with the drug lord that sold her the collection. The stress level and fatigue from Emilys relentless traveling threatens her pregnancy. Young Susan, who is charged with helping her mother to protect the unborn child, uncovers the secrets behind the graves left in the wake of the hijacking of the Goering art train. Their reward is the legacy found in the Church of St. Anne.

In Pursuit of Early Mammals

Author: Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253008247

Category: Science

Page: 281

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“Mesozoic mammal fossils are the focus of this fascinating book, which reviews both the fossils themselves and the history of their discovery.” —Choice In Pursuit of Early Mammals presents the history of the mammals that lived during the Mesozoic era, the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, and describes their origins, anatomy, systematics, paleobiology, and distribution. It also tells the story of the author, a world-renowned specialist on these animals, and the other prominent paleontologists who have studied them. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska was the first woman to lead large-scale paleontological expeditions, including eight to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, which brought back important collections of dinosaur, early mammal, and other fossils. She shares the difficulties and pleasures encountered in finding rare fossils and describes the changing views on early mammals made possible by these discoveries. “A thorough review of the current state of early mammalian paleontology presented through the unique historical filter of someone who was at the foremost of the field for over half a century.” —The Quarterly Review of Biology “Whether she’s talking about how mammals evolved their distinctive ear bones, or how she built a cabin out of plywood during a particularly cold field season in the Gobi, you know that a remarkable, passionate person is telling a story of science and adventure in her own words.” —Priscum “A fascinating window into the development of the field . . . The perspective of an individual at the center of these developments is captivating, informative, and has never before been published.” —Gregory P. Wilson, University of Washington