The Years

Author: Virginia Woolf

Publisher: Namaskar Books

ISBN: 9392554818

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

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It is the story of an English diplomat that moves between the past and present. The main character is likable and develops well. The other characters; girlfriend, father, mother, wife, and son are not fully developed though they all add to the development of the main character. It is a glimpse of life in England and the changes that feel bewildering to a caught in the middle generation.

Das Jahr im Spiegel von Gedichten - The Year mirrored in Poems

Author: Annemarie Schnitt

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732238695

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 70

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„Das Jahr im Spiegel von Gedichten“ – ins Englische übersetzt von Herbert Windolf, Arizona, USA – ist die Geschichte einer deutsch-amerikanischen Freundschaft, die durch die Kraft der Poesie einen Brückenschlag über den Atlantik gewagt hat. Wie in einer der vormaligen Auswanderergeschichten unternahm ein ganzes Bündel von Annemarie Schnitts Gedichten eine lange Reise „from coast to coast“, um in einer reich gefüllten Antwort aus Übersee wieder an Land zu setzen und hier zu ankern. „Es gibt sie, die junge Altersfreundschaft, die neu beleben und auffrischen kann. Mir fiel sie vom Himmel über meine Gedichte!“, sagt die Lyrikerin Annemarie Schnitt über ihre jüngste Erfahrung einer gediegenen Kooperation, die sowohl für englischsprachige Leser in Deutschland als auch für Deutschkundige in den USA neue Einsichten bieten kann. Dieser Wegführer durchs Jahr nimmt vieles auf, was Menschen bewegt und weitertreibt und anhalten lässt. So viel Spannung hinter der Stirn wie viel Volt hält dich wach zum Weitergehen So much Tension behind the brow how many volts does it take to keep you awake to go on

Byzantium in the Year 1000

Author: Paul Magdalino

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047404092

Category: History

Page: 304

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One thousand years ago, the Byzantine Empire was reaching the height of its revival as a medieval state. The ten contributions to this volume by scholars from six European countries re-assess key aspects of the empire's politics and culture in the long reign of the emperor Basil II, whose name has come to symbolise the greatness of Byzantium in the age before the crusades.


Author: Jeremy Wilson

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782835741

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

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'A marvellous book' Maxine Peake Cyclist Beryl Burton - also known as BB - dominated her sport much as her male contemporary Eddy Merckx, but with a longevity that surpasses even sporting legends like Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams and Sir Steve Redgrave. She was practically invincible in time trials, finishing as Best All-Rounder for 25 consecutive years and setting a world record in 1967 for the distance covered in 12 hours that beat the men. She won multiple world titles, even when the distances didn't play to her strengths. But her achievements were limited by discrimination from the cycling authorities, and by her strictly amateur status against state-sponsored rivals from Eastern Bloc nations. Yet she carried on winning, beating men and - infamously - competing against her own daughter, while working on a farm and running a household. Her motivation, sparked by appalling childhood illness, is as fascinating as her achievements are stunning. With access to previously unseen correspondence and photographs, and through extensive interviews with family, friends, rivals and fellow giants from across sport, acclaimed journalist Jeremy Wilson peels back the layers to reveal one of the most complex, enigmatic and compelling characters in cycling history. For the first time, he also provides the jaw-dropping answer to how fast she would still be on modern cycling technology. Long ignored by sporting history, Burton's life story - recently told by Maxine Peake in a stage and radio play - is finally getting the recognition she deserves.

The Best Horror of the Year

Author: Ellen Datlow

Publisher: Start Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1597802417

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 1465

An Air Force Loadmaster is menaced by strange sounds within his cargo; a man is asked to track down a childhood friend... who died years earlier; doomed pioneers forge a path westward as a young mother discovers her true nature; an alcoholic strikes a dangerous bargain with a gregarious stranger; urban explorers delve into a ruined book depository, finding more than they anticipated; residents of a rural Wisconsin town defend against a legendary monster; a woman wracked by survivor's guilt is haunted by the ghosts of a tragic crash; a detective strives to solve the mystery of a dismembered girl; an orphan returns to a wicked witch's candy house; a group of smugglers find themselves buried to the necks in sand; an unanticipated guest brings doom to a high-class party; a teacher attempts to lead his students to safety as the world comes to an end around them... What frightens us, what unnerves us? What causes that delicious shiver of fear to travel the lengths of our spines? It seems the answer changes every year. Every year the bar is raised; the screw is tightened. Ellen Datlow knows what scares us; the twenty-one stories and poems included in this anthology were chosen from magazines, webzines, anthologies, literary journals, and single author collections to represent the best horror of the year. Legendary editor Ellen Datlow (Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe), winner of multiple Hugo, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy awards, joins Night Shade Books in presenting The Best Horror of the Year, Volume One.

The Year's Top Short SF Novels 6

Author: Aliette de Bodard,Eugene Fischer,Bao Shu,Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carter Scholz

Publisher: AudioText


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Short novels are movie length narratives that may well be the perfect length for science fiction stories. This unabridged collection presents the best-of-the-best science fiction novellas published in 2015 by current and emerging masters of this vibrant form of story-telling. In “The Citadel of Weeping Pearls,” by Aliette de Bodard, set in the author’s Dai Viet interstellar empire, an Empress orders her scientific Grand Master to search deepest space and track down the missing Citadel, along with its technologies, to help defend against enemies amassing on her borders. In “The New Mother,” by Eugene Fischer, a freelance journalist pursues the career-making opportunity to write a feature article for a major publication following a contagion that turns human ova diploid, capable of parthenogenesis—reproduction without the need for sperm. In “Inhuman Garbage,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, set in the author’s popular Retrieval Artist series, a detective investigates the murder of a body found in a recycling/composting waste disposal crate in a dome on the moon. In “Gypsy,” by Carter Scholz, a meticulously rendered, slower-than-light, starship flees a totalitarian Earth on a mission whose outcome is not a clear-cut success or failure. Finally, in “What Has Passed Shall in Kinder Light Appear,” by Bao Shu, Xie Baosheng and his lifelong love, Qiqi, are small children as the countdown to the 2008 Beijing Olympics has begun. Their lives in China are prosperous but then history starts to run backwards.