Author : Hisham Matar
Publisher : Knopf Canada
Release :2016-07-05
Total pages :256
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780345807762

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE: from Man Booker Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Hisham Matar, a memoir of his journey home to his native Libya in search of answers to his father's disappearance. In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an absence of thirty years. When he was twelve, Matar and his family went into political exile. Eight years later Matar's father, a former diplomat and military man turned brave political dissident, was kidnapped from the streets of Cairo by the Libyan government and is believed to have been held in the regime's most notorious prison. Now, the prisons are empty and little hope remains that Jaballa Matar will be found alive. Yet, as the author writes, hope is "persistent and cunning." Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for biography/autobiography, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, France's Prix du livre étranger, and a finalist for the Orwell Book Prize and the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award, The Return is a brilliant and affecting portrait of a country and a people on the cusp of immense change, and a disturbing and timeless depiction of the monstrous nature of absolute power.

Author : Hal Foster,Yve-alain Bois,Benjamin Buchloh
Publisher : MIT Press
Release :1996
Total pages :299
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0262561077

Foster's concise analysis of art practices over the past three decades traces important models at work in art and theory, with special attention to the controversial connections between the two during this period. The author includes a new narrative of the historical avant-garde and concludes with an original reading of our contemporary situation--and what it portends for future practices of art, theory, culture, and politics. 90 illustrations.

Author : Thomas Hardy
Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Release :1995
Total pages :337
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1853262382

Presents Hardy's classic novel of two people caught up in their passion for each other and conflicting ambitions

Author : Rebecca Earle
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release :2007-12-28
Total pages :367
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0822340844

The Return of the Native offers a look at the role of preconquest peoples such as the Aztecs and the Incas in the imagination of Spanish American elites in the first century after independence.

Author : Rebecca West
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release :2010-09-21
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781770482203

The Return of the Soldier tells the story of a shell-shocked soldier who returns home from the First World War believing that he is in love with a working-class woman from his past, rather than married to his aristocratic wife. His family and doctor must decide whether to allow him to remain safely in his delusion, or to bring him back to reality and return him to the front. A brief novel with a seemingly simple plot, it is a classic of modernist literature and provides a point of entry into discussions of some of the twentieth century's most enduring themes. Appendices include textual variants, patriotic and antiwar verse from World War I, war journalism by West, contemporary paintings and propaganda posters, and material on shell-shock.

Author : Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publisher : Image
Release :2013-11-20
Total pages :160
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780804152129

With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentfulness, and the father’s compassion. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as God loves, and to be loved as God’s beloved, will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and is here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

Author : Andrew Johns
Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Release :1985-12
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0822209462

THE STORY: It's 1909 and Herbert Bracewell has retired to the attic of his New York home with plans to stage a comeback in a one-man review of his long, if undistinguished career. He assembles five antique match-lit footlights to mark a playing are

Author : G. K. Chesterton
Publisher : House of Stratus
Release :2011-12
Total pages :230
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780755116478

When Michael Herne is asked to play a king in a medieval play he reluctantly agrees. After the play is over, other actors find it impossible to return to their real character. Set in the early 20th Century, this is the intriguing story of the rise of a new Don Quixote who introduces a medieval government into the world of big business.

Author : Jeanette Greenfield
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release :2007-12-06
Total pages :500
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780521802161

This is a new edition of Greenfield's pioneering study about the legal, political and historical aspects of cultural restitution.

Author : James M. Buchanan,Yong J. Yoon
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release :1994
Total pages :382
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0472104322

Makes available important articles on increasing returns as related to the size of the economy