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Fire Heist

Fire   Heist PDF
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101931027
Size: 37.41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Fans of Cassandra Clare and Julie Kagawa will devour this contemporary fantasy about a teen were-dragon who must steal her first treasure. But a dark discovery during her heist could put her family in incredible danger. In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone--even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern--a human capable of turning into a dragon. Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family's wealth and rank in their community. With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society--a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

Song Of The Nibelungs

Song of the Nibelungs PDF
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Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300125986
Size: 65.78 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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It portrays the existential struggles and downfall of an entire people, the Burgundians, in a military conflict with the Huns and their king."--Jacket.

Visitation

Visitation PDF
Author: Jenny Erpenbeck
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811219313
Size: 21.33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 151
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A bestseller in Germany, Visitation has established Jenny Erpenbeck as one of Europe’s most significant contemporary authors. A house on the forested bank of a Brandenburg lake outside Berlin (once belonging to Erpenbeck’s grandparents) is the focus of this compact, beautiful novel. Encompassing over one hundred years of German history, from the nineteenth century to the Weimar Republic, from World War II to the Socialist German Democratic Republic, and finally reunification and its aftermath, Visitation offers the life stories of twelve individuals who seek to make their home in this one magical little house. The novel breaks into the everyday life of the house and shimmers through it, while relating the passions and fates of its inhabitants. Elegant and poetic, Visitation forms a literary mosaic of the last century, tearing open wounds and offering moments of reconciliation, with its drama and its exquisite evocation of a landscape no political upheaval can truly change.

Architecture And Modern Literature

Architecture and Modern Literature PDF
Author: David A Spurr
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472900803
Size: 49.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Architecture
Languages : en
Pages : 299
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Architecture and Modern Literatureexplores the representation and interpretation of architectural space in modern literature from the early nineteenth century to the present, with the aim of showing how literary production and architectural construction are related as cultural forms in the historical context of modernity. In addressing this subject, it also examines the larger questions of the relation between literature and architecture and the extent to which these two arts define one another in the social and philosophical contexts of modernity. Architecture and Modern Literature will serve as a foundational introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary study of architecture and literature. David Spurr addresses a broad range of material, including literary, critical, and philosophical works in English, French, and German, and proposes a new historical and theoretical overview of this area, in which modern forms of "meaning" in architecture and literature are related to the discourses of being, dwelling, and homelessness.

My Grandmother S Braid

My Grandmother s Braid PDF
Author: Alina Bronsky
Publisher: Europa Editions
ISBN: 9781609456450
Size: 13.23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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From the acclaimed author of THE HOTTEST DISHES OF THE TARTAR CUISINE -- "a cruel comic romp ends as a surprisingly winning story of hardship and resilience" (The New Yorker). Max lives with his grandparents in a residential home for refugees in Germany. When his grandmother--a terrifying, stubborn matriarch and a former Russian primadonna--moved them from the Motherland it was in search of a better life. But she is not at all pleased with how things are run in Germany; the doctors and teachers are incompetent, the food is toxic, the German are generally untrustworthy. His grandmother has been telling Max that he is an incompeotnet, clueless weakling since he was a child and she'd spend the day sitting in the back of his classroom to be sure he came to no harm. While he may be a dolt in his grandmother's eyes, Max is bright enough to notice that his stoic and taciturn grandfather has fallen hopelessly in love with their neighbor, Nina. When a child is born to Nina that is the spitting image of Max's grandfather, things come to a hilarious if dramatic head. Everybody will have to learn to defend themselves from Max's all-powerful grandmother. Alina Bronsky writes of family dysfunction and machinations with a droll, biting humor, a tremendous ear for dialog, and a generous heart that is forgiving of human weakness. While Max's grandmother recalls the outrageously nasty Rosa from Bronsky's best-selling book, The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine, this is a more tender and moving family portrait. Here the bests-selling and internationally renowned author, while never abandoning her trademark and razor-sharp wit, tells a family story through a young boy's eyes. Max, over the course of the story, will appreciate that people's questionable behaviour may often be motivated by sadness.

Samskara

Samskara PDF
Author: U. R. Anantha Murthy
Publisher: Delhi : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195610796
Size: 43.64 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 158
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Novel about a decaying Brahmin colony in a South Indian village.

The Old Child

The Old Child PDF
Author: Jenny Erpenbeck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781846270567
Size: 10.70 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Amnesiacs
Languages : en
Pages : 122
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When they found her, she was standing on the street with an empty bucket in one hand. When they asked her what she was called, where she lived, who her family was, her memory was a blank. So now the girl has been deposited in an orphanage, but even here, she and they know that she doesn't quite fit.

About Translation

About Translation PDF
Author: Peter Newmark
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853591174
Size: 42.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Peter Newmark's third book is an attempt to deepen and extend his views on translation. He goes easy on theories and models and diagrams and offers a few correlative statements to assist translators in finding a variety of options and in making their decisions.

Information Arts

Information Arts PDF
Author: Stephen Wilson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262731584
Size: 38.89 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 945
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Wilson surveys international artists who incorporate concepts and research from mathematics, the physical sciences, biology, kinetics, telecommunications, and experimental digital systems such as artificial intelligence and ubiquitous computing.

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum PDF
Author: Gunter Grass
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781439513149
Size: 32.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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A dwarf drummer found guilty of a crime he did not commit writes his memoirs from a mental hospital in postwar Germany

The End Of Days

The End of Days PDF
Author: Jenny Erpenbeck
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811221938
Size: 58.10 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for the best translated novel of 2014, now a New Directions paperback Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Hans Fallada Prize, The End of Days, by the acclaimed German writer Jenny Erpenbeck, consists essentially of five “books,” each leading to a different death of the same unnamed female protagonist. How could it all have gone differently?—the narrator asks in the intermezzos. The first chapter begins with the death of a baby in the early twentieth-century Hapsburg Empire. In the next chapter, the same girl grows up in Vienna after World War I, but a pact she makes with a young man leads to a second death. In the next scenario, she survives adolescence and moves to Russia with her husband. Both are dedicated Communists, yet our heroine ends up in a labor camp. But her fate does not end there…. A novel of incredible breadth and amazing concision, The End of Days offers a unique overview of the twentieth century.

Dracula In Visual Media

Dracula in Visual Media PDF
Author: John Edgar Browning
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786462019
Size: 28.51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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This is a comprehensive sourcebook on the world’s most famous vampire, with more than 700 citations of domestic and international Dracula films, television programs, documentaries, adult features, animated works, and video games, as well as nearly a thousand comic books and stage adaptations. While they vary in length, significance, quality, genre, moral character, country, and format, each of the cited works adopts some form of Bram Stoker’s original creation, and Dracula himself, or a recognizable vampiric semblance of Dracula, appears in each. The book includes contributions from Dacre Stoker, David J. Skal, Laura Helen Marks, Dodd Alley, Mitch Frye, Ian Holt, Robert Eighteen-Bisang, and J. Gordon Melton.

Crowds And Power

Crowds and Power PDF
Author: Elias Canetti
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781842120545
Size: 55.76 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Collective behavior
Languages : en
Pages : 495
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How do crowds work? What is the nature of their unique creation - the demagogue? This is the renowned and original analysis of one of the 20th century's most threatening and influential phenomena by the Nobel Prize-winning thinker Elias Canetti.

Normal Findings In Ct And Mri

Normal Findings in CT and MRI PDF
Author: Torsten Bert Moeller
Publisher: Thieme
ISBN: 1604061294
Size: 11.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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The key for any beginning radiologist who wishes to recognize pathological findings is to first acquire an ability to distinguish them from normal ones. This outstanding guide gives beginning radiologists the tools they need to systematically approach and recognize normal MR and CT images.Highlights include:* Reference-quality images from the author's own teaching files show all standard normal findings as seen in CT and MRI*Checklists in each section offer the reader a systematic way to approach the images*Thorough guidelines to help beginning radiologists dictate their reports*Lists of standard measurements and tips for ruling out pathology

Cat And Mouse

Cat and Mouse PDF
Author: Günter Grass
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156155519
Size: 70.59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 189
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In an attempt to compensate for his unsightly Adam's apple, Mahlke sets out to become a great athlete

German Memory Contests

German Memory Contests PDF
Author: Anne Fuchs
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571133240
Size: 60.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 344
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Essays shedding light on the increasingly open cultural debate on the German past.