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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

By Marina Lewycka
  • ISBN Code: : 1101201061
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 924
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-short-history-of-tractors-in-ukrainian.pdf

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Nominated for the Man Booker Prize "A charming comedy of eros... A ride that, despite the bumps and curves in the road, never feels anything less than jaunty." — Los Angeles Times With this wise, tender, and deeply funny novel, Marina Lewycka takes her place alongside Zadie Smith and Monica Ali as a writer who can capture the unchanging verities of family. When an elderly and newly widowed Ukrainian immigrant announces his intention to remarry, his daughters must set aside their longtime feud to thwart him. For their father’s intended is a voluptuous old-country gold digger with a proclivity for green satin underwear and an appetite for the good life of the West. As the hostilities mount and family secrets spill out, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian combines sex, bitchiness, wit, and genuine warmth in its celebration of the pleasure of growing old disgracefully.

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  • Pdf File: i-am-your-negro.pdf

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How did Adolf Hitler and his ideological ilk launch our world's modern police state? Discover how the military salute was the origin of the Nazi salute. Learn how the USA's Pledge of Allegiance made it happen. See photos of swastikas worn by American soldiers and the military before Hitler. The old media recycle stereotypes about Hitler. Why do people who hate Hitler glorify his dogma globally? The new media perpetuate the same stereotypes. Adolf Hitler is the scapegoat for today's authoritarianism. They do it to cover-up amazing truths exposed in this book: (1) the USA's Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior; (2) the swastika was used by Nazis to represent crossed "S" letter symbols for "socialism." After WWI, when Lenin was seizing power in Russia, was Hitler watching Lenin, and emulating in Germany Lenin's power grab in Russia? The "Furher" did the same regarding Stalin. Hitler patterned himself after Lenin and Stalin. They were parallel lives. Discover the parallel lives of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and Hitler (born 1870, 1878, 1889, 1893, respectively). Hitler became the black sheep of the political movement he championed. He was the scapegoat for Stalin, Mao and all socialists who blame “Hitler, Nazism, and Fascism.” Was Hitler a political transvestite? This is a study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history. The Dead Writers Club draws upon our understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering, and the indomitable will of the human spirit. It explores the fields of anarchaeology and misanthropology. This book examines the anatomy of the state. All the monstrous post-mortem parts are dissected in this autopsy. New light is shined on the putrid cadaver. They say "truth is stranger than fiction" and this book shows how it just can be. For too long the world has tried to grasp how it was possible. This riveting semi-biographical work brings us closer than ever to the answer. The Dead Writers Club (DWC) mined Professor Rex Curry's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these texts together, DWC brilliantly imagines the book that Dr. Curry never wrote. DWC's publication uses Curry's work to jump through time in a blazing examination of the tragic story of world history. Dr. Curry is an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of authoritarianism in America and worldwide, with a flood of rich archival material. "I Am Your Negro" is a journey into global persecution that contrasts the past of the Individual Rights movement to the present of the modern police state. This book questions the presentation of liberty in Hollywood and beyond. The DWC has produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. "The new book by the Dead Writers Club is 'I Am Your Negro.' It explains many of the ways in which the venerable Dr. Rex Curry has blown our minds. Dr. Curry's academic work is cited in many books on Amazon, Kindle, and other sources." - Uhren Schmuck Buch Society of Germany "Adolf Hitler's ideas led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet his bad ideas are still popular and pervasive--in fact, they might influence your own thinking without your realizing it. Here with the antidote is the Dead Writers Club in this scintillating new book." - Rev. Drosselgasse Rheinfahrt "Buy this book while it's legal. Rex rox!" - the Asthmatic Cat Foundation "Tinny slams more ideological ice picks into the global hive mind." - Dr. Herren N. Damen

LIBERAL FASCISM: the Secret History of American Nazism exposed by Dr. Rex Curry

By Dead Writers Club,Micky Barnetti,Pointer Institute,Matt Crypto
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  • Publisher : No Pledge Publishing
  • Book Code : 1515314863
  • Total of Pages : 100
  • Category : History
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: liberal-fascism.pdf

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The Pledge of Allegiance was the origin of the Nazi salute and Nazi behavior. Under Germany's Nazis, the swastika symbol was crossed "S" letters for "SOCIALIST" (for the National Socialist German Workers Party). Those are only two of the amazing discoveries in this blockbuster that have been left out of similar books on this topic. This blood drenched book offers eye-popping new analysis of the origins of fascism and explores the discoveries of the historian Dr. Rex Curry. Replacing conveniently manufactured myths with surprising research, the author Micky Barnetti reminds us of the history of robotic chanting en masse and on cue, accompanied by violence for anyone who refused to submit. Discover the secret of how the military salute was the origin of the fascist salute. Study the Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part). Learn how the word "Fascist" is related to the word "faggot." Calling someone a fascist is the fastest way to shut someone up, defining their views as beyond the pale. But who are the real fascists in our midst? According to the author Micky Barnetti, the pledge remains the first fascist bullying that begins each day in government schools (fascist schools) in Police State USA. The quintessential Liberal Fascist isn't an SS storm trooper; it is a public school teacher brainwashing children every day for 12 years of their lives. These revelations may sound odd to modern ears, but that is because we have forgotten what fascism is. In this smart, contentious book, Barnetti turns our preconceptions upside down and shows us the unvarnished meaning of Liberal Fascism. Find out why, if the truth were taught about the Pledge of Allegiance, then everyone (other than fascist kooks) would refuse to perform Francis Bellamy's quotidian mechanical ritual. The fascist salute was performed by public officials in the USA from 1892 through 1942. What happened to the photographs and films of the American fascist salute performed by federal, state, county, and local officials? Those photos and films are rare because people don't want to know the truth. Public officials in the USA who preceded the Adolf Hitler and the Benito Mussolini were sources for the stiff-armed salute (and robotic chanting) in those countries and other foreign countries. Explore how the "ancient Roman salute" myth originated from the city of Rome in the state of New York (not Italy), Francis Bellamy's hometown. Learn about Mussolini's strange gift to the city of Rome, NY: a statue of two human male infants suckling on a female wolf. That statue remains on display in Rome, NY. Find out who you are, what you are, and how you got to be that way. Also learn who you should blame: your government's schools (fascist schools). Remove the pledge from the flag; remove flags from schools; remove schools from government. The Pointer Institute proudly presents another news-breaking volume from the Dead Writers Club (DWC) and Micky Barnetti. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of this book will aid the "Stop the Pledge Foundation" to liberate children and adults from the Pledge of Allegiance. For more information, write to: [email protected] Topic of the book include these and more: Everything You Know About Fascism Is Wrong American Fascist Francis Bellamy Edward Bellamy's Fascism Fascist Salutes & the Pledge of Allegiance Flags of Fascism? Freemasonry, Fascism, & Francis Bellamy Nazis & Masons Swastikas & Fascism Fascism's Wholecaust & Holocaust Nazism & American Fascism Adolf Hitler: Man of Socialism Mussolini: The Father of Fascism August Landmesser & other Fascist Victims Schools & Pledges: We're All Fascists Now Research Exposing Liberal Fascism Stop Fascism in the USA

Between History and Personal Narrative

By Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru,Madalina Nicolaescu,Helen Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3643904487
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 185
  • Pdf File: between-history-and-personal-narrative.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This collection focuses on a variety of fictional and non-fictional East European women's migration narratives, multimodal narratives by migrant artists, and cyber narratives (blogs and personal stories posted on forums). The book negotiates the concept of narrative between conventional literary forms, digital discourses, and the social sciences. It brings together new perspectives on strategies of representation, trauma, dislocation, and gender roles. It also claims a place for Eastern Europe on the map of transnational feminism. (Series: Contributions to Transnational Feminism - Vol. 4) [Subject: Sociology, European Studies, Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Migration Studies]

Facing the East in the West

By Barbara Korte,Eva Ulrike Pirker,Sissy Helff
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  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Book Code : 9042030496
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : History
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: facing-the-east-in-the-west.pdf

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Over the last decade, migration flows from Central and Eastern Europe have become an issue in political debates about human rights, social integration, multiculturalism and citizenship in Great Britain. The increasing number of Eastern Europeans living in Britain has provoked ambivalent and diverse responses, including representations in film and literature that range from travel writing, humorous fiction, mockumentaries, musicals, drama and children's literature to the thriller. The present volume discusses a wide range of representations of Eastern and Central Europe and its people as reflected in British literature, film and culture. The book offers new readings of authors who have influenced the cultural imagination since the nineteenth century, such as Bram Stoker, George Bernard Shaw, Joseph Conrad and Arthur Koestler. It also discusses the work of more contemporary writers and film directors including Sacha Baron Cohen, David Cronenberg, Vesna Goldsworthy, Kapka Kassabova, Marina Lewycka, Ken Loach, Mike Phillips, Joanne K. Rowling and Rose Tremain. With its focus on post-Wall Europe, Facing the East in the Westgoes beyond discussions of migration to Britain from an established postcolonial perspective and contributes to the current exploration of 'new' European identities.

Critical Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Diasporic Literature

By Françoise Kral
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230244424
  • Total of Pages : 189
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 350
  • Pdf File: critical-identities-in-contemporary-anglophone-diasporic-literature.pdf

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The figure of the migrant has been celebrated by some as an icon of postmodernity, an emblematic figure in a world increasingly characterized by transnationalism, globalization and mass migrations. Král takes issue with this view of the migrant experience through in-depth analyses of writers including Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Monica Ali.

Re-Orientalism and South Asian Identity Politics

By Lisa Lau,Ana Cristina Mendes
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136707913
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: re-orientalism-and-south-asian-identity-politics.pdf

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Orientalism refers to the imitation of aspects of Eastern cultures in the West, and was devised in order to have authority over the Orient. The concept of Re-Orientalism maintains the divide between the Orient and the West. However, where Orientalism is based on how the West constructs the East, Re-Orientalism is grounded on how the cultural East comes to terms with an orientalised East. This book explores various new forms, objects and modes of circulation that sustain this renovated form of Orientalism in South Asian culture. The contributors identify and engage with recent debates about postcolonial South Asian identity politics, discussing a range of different texts and films such as The White Tiger, Bride & Prejudice and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. Providing new theoretical insights from the areas of literature, film studies and cultural and discourse analysis, this book is an stimulating read for students and scholars interested in South Asian culture, postcolonial studies and identity politics.

Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture

By F. Kral
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137401397
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 418
  • Pdf File: social-invisibility-and-diasporas-in-anglophone-literature-and-culture.pdf

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Social Invisibility and Diasporas in Anglophone Literature and Culture is a transdisciplinary study of social invisibility and diasporas which theorizes the differential in/visibility of diasporas through the prism of cultural productions (literature and the visual arts, including media studies) by both established artists and emerging ones.

Acting and Connecting

By Sonia Zyngier,Anna Chesnokova
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Book Code : 3825807509
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 644
  • Pdf File: acting-and-connecting.pdf

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This fine collection of papers is the successful outcome of an international research project carried out by advanced undergraduate and graduate students from four different countries. Exceptionally, the papers do not rehash old ideas or themes but offer a fresh approach to a wide range of topics from language, literature and culture. This innovative attitude is the result of newly devised empirical methods of research, which clearly show that these students are well on their way to becoming inventive and resourceful researchers. The book connects three important themes and acts upon them. First, it provides empirical studies of literary texts and experiences, once again proving the value of empirical studies of literature. It thereby nicely forecasts the future of literary studies. Secondly, it highlights the connections between research groups in different continents, showing the strength of international collaborations. It thereby nicely forecasts the future of intercultural research. Thirdly, it presents work from students, illustrating upcoming talent. It thereby nicely forecasts the future of academia.

100 Must-read Prize-Winning Novels

By Nick Rennison
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408130904
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 345
  • Pdf File: 100-must-read-prize-winning-novels.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A large number of people each year make their reading decisions on the basis of prizes like the Booker and Orange Guide to Fiction. This new title in the successful Must-Read series provides an overview of prize-winning fiction over the decades. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 read-on recommendations, this unique survey of literature incorporates some of the finest contemporary fiction ever produced including Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (Booker), Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up (John Llewellyn Rhys), Andrea Levy's Small Island (Orange), Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), Zadie Smith's White Teeth (Guardian First Book Award), Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (Booker). As well as Booker and Pullitzer prize-winners the book also finds room for those that have triumphed in less familiar prizes, such as the Betty Trask and the John Lewellyn Rhys. It looks at prize winners in certain genres such as crime and science fiction, as well as prize winners from other countries: the French Prix de Goncourt and the Australian Miles Franklin award. Because of the sheer range of prizes across countries and genres - this is a diverse and rich list that no book worm would want to be without.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2020

By Bloomsbury Publishing
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472947509
  • Total of Pages : 816
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: writers-artists-yearbook-2020.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Packed with practical advice, guidance and inspiration about all aspects of the writing process, this Yearbook is the essential resource on how to get published. It will guide authors and illustrators across all genres and markets: those looking for a traditional, hybrid or self-publishing route to publication; writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights, writers for TV and radio, newspapers and magazines. New articles for the 2020 edition include: - Raffaella Barker Writing romantic fiction - Chris Bateman Writing for video games: a guide for the curious - Dean Crawford Going solo: self-publishing in the digital age - Jill Dawson On mentoring - Melissa Harrison So you want to write about nature ... - Kerry Hudson Writing character-led novels - Mark Illis Changing lanes: writing across genres and forms - Maxim Jakubowski Defining genre fiction - Antony Johnston Breaking into comics - Suzanne O'Sullivan Writing about science for the general reader - Tim Pears Writing historical fiction: lessons learned - Di Redmond Ever wanted to write a saga? - Anna Symon Successful screenwriting - Nell Stevens Blurring facts with fiction: memoir and biography - Ed Wilson Are you ready to submit?