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Antiquities and Other Stories

By Cynthia Ozick
  • ISBN Code: : 0593313089
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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From one of our most preeminent writers, a tale that captures the shifting meanings of the past and how our experience colors those meanings, now alongside four previously uncollected stories In Antiquities, Lloyd Wilkinson Petrie, one of the seven elderly trustees of the now-defunct (for thirty-four years) Temple Academy for Boys, is preparing a memoir of his days at the school, intertwined with the troubling distractions of present events. As he navigates, with faltering recall, between the subtle anti-Semitism that pervaded the school's ethos and his fascination with his own family's heritage--in particular, his illustrious cousin, the renowned archaeologist Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie--he reconstructs the passions of a childhood encounter with the oddly named Ben-Zion Elefantin, a mystifying older pupil who claims descent from Egypt's Elephantine Island. Included alongside this wondrous tale, touched by unsettling irony and with the elusive flavor of a Kafka parable, are four additional stories in Cynthia Ozick's brilliant, distinctive voice, weaving myth and mania, history and illusion: The Coast of New Zealand, The Bloodline of the Alkanas, Sin, and A Hebrew Sibyl.

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By Peter Taylor,Michael Finer
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  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Book Code : 1908474742
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 107
  • Pdf File: the-lazy-project-manager-and-the-project-from-hell.pdf

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In The Lazy Project Manager and the Project from Hell, Peter Taylor applies the lazy project management technique introduced in his Kindle bestsellers The Lazy Project Manager and The Lazy Winner to a project that has gone seriously wrong. Based on a workshop Peter has been delivering for several years, the information provided allows you and your team to undertake your own Project from Hell workshop where you analyze the problems and prepare an improvement plan that will be the basis for rescuing the project. The authors provide substantial information about ‘The Project from Hell’, including its background, start-up, progress and events. Although the workshop is based around an IT project the issues discussed and lessons learned are applicable across a wide range of projects: it could be a marketing campaign, new product introduction or other project-based activity. By engaging with this fascinating case study you and your team will equip yourselves to escape from project hell and find the path to project heaven. The authors have between them more than 25 years of project management experience. Peter Taylor is a dynamic professional who has achieved notable success in business. He is also an accomplished communicator, leader and professional speaker, popular around the world for keynotes and as an event host. The Lazy Project Manager was a Kindle bestseller and a page one bestseller in the business category on amazon.com. With Infinite Ideas he also published its follow-up, The Lazy Winner. Michael Finer is founder and managing director of Dylanmae, a training, mentoring, education, consulting and support operation with a focus on project intelligence and Corporate Performance Management.

Peter Taylor: Complete Stories 1960-1992 (LOA #299)

By Peter Taylor
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  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Book Code : 1598535692
  • Total of Pages : 733
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 864
  • Pdf File: peter-taylor.pdf

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For the first time, the complete stories of the master chronicler of tradition and transformation in the twentieth-century South. Born and raised in Tennessee, Peter Taylor was the great chronicler of the American Upper South, capturing its gossip and secrets, its divided loyalties and morally complicated legacies in tales of pure-distilled brilliance. Now, for his centennial year, the Library of America and acclaimed short story writer Ann Beattie present an unprecedented two-volume edition of Taylor’s complete short fiction, all fifty-nine of the stories published in his lifetime in the order in which they were composed. This second volume presents thirty stories including many of his most ambitious works, among them “Dean of Men,” a monologue delivered by a middle-aged father to his long-haired son about the limits of idealism; “In the Miro District,” a parable of the Old South’s enduring persistence in the New; and “The Old Forest,” one of Taylor’s most celebrated works, the story of a young man who jeopardizes his impending marriage by consorting with a girl deemed beneath his station. Here too are all five of Taylor’s remarkable prose poems, stories in free verse that demonstrate that great fiction is, at its highest pitch, a line-by-line, image-by-image high-wire act. Two of the stories in this volume, “A Cheerful Disposition” and “The Megalopolitans,” are collected here for the first time. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

The Modern Library

By Carmen Callil,Colm Toibin
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  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Book Code : 1849018170
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 744
  • Pdf File: the-modern-library.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For Colm Toibin and Carmen Callil there is no difference between literary and commercial writing - there is only the good novel: engrossing, inspirational, compelling. In their selection of the best 200 novels written since 1950, the editors make a case for the best and the best-loved works and argue why each should be considered a modern classic. Enlightening, often unexpected, and always engaging this tour through the world of fiction is full of surprises, forgotten masterpieces and a valuable guide to what to read next. Authors include: Agatha Christie, Henry Green, Frank Hardy, Georgette Heyer, J. D. Salinger, Ralph Ellison, Ernest Hemingway, Bernard Malamud, R. K. Narayan, Flannery O'Connor, John Steinbeck, Evelyn Waugh, Mulk Raj Anand, James Baldwin, Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, L. P. Hartley, Rosamund Lehmann, Amos Tutuola, Kingsley Amis, William Golding, Elizabeth Jenkins, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Samuel Beckett, Patricia Highsmith, Vladimir Nabokov, Janet Frame, Jack Kerouac, Elizabeth Taylor, Rebecca West, Chinua Achebe, Olivia Manning, John Updike, P. G. Wodehouse, Joseph Heller, V. S. Naipaul, Muriel Spark, Patrick White, Maureen Duffy, William Faulkner, Doris Lessing, Edna O'Brien, Katherine Anne Porter, Elizabeth Bowen, John Le CarrÈ, Mary McCarthy, Sylvia Plath, Wilson Harris, Hubert Selby Jr., Frank Sargeson, Wole Soyinka, Margaret Laurence, Jean Rhys, Paul Scott, John Fowles, Christina Stead, William Styron, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, William H. Gass,Iris Murdoch, B. S. Johnson, Mary Lavin, Mario Puzo, Robertson Davies, Patrick O'Brian, Eudora Welty, J. G. Farrell, Thomas Pynchon, E. L. Doctorow, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, David Lodge, Alistair MacLeod, Graham Greene, Roy A. K. Heath, Ian McEwan, Thomas Flanagan, Martin Amis, J. G. Ballard, Julian Barnes, Anita Desai, Balraj Khanna, Cormac McCarthy, Raymond Carver, Frank Moorhouse, Bapsi Sidhwa, Anne Tyler, Tom Wolfe, John Banville, Oscar Hijuelos, Amy Tan, A. S. Byatt, J. M. Coetzee, Micheal Cunningham, Roddy Doyle, David Malouf, Alice Munro, Pat Barker, Angela Carter, Amit Chaudhuri, Bret Easton Ellis, Timothy Mo, Norman Rush, Iain Sinclair, Patrick McCabe, Donna Tartt, Jeffrey Eugenides, Gita Mehta, E. Annie Proulx, Will Self, Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Faulks, Vikram Seth, Jonathan Coe, Louis de BerniËres, Alan Hollinghurst, P. D. James, James Kelman, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Penelope Fitzgerald, Rohinton Mistry, Margaret Atwood, Patrick McGrath, Graham Swift, Tobias Wolff, Jim Crace, Don DeLillo, Philip Roth.

The Provos

By Peter Taylor
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408854945
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 624
  • Pdf File: the-provos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Based on the television documentary series of the same name, the author charts the history of the Provisional IRA and Sinn Fein. Never before has an outsider had such access to record the remarkable history of the provisional IRA and Sinn Fein, the 'Provos', from their dramatic beginnings to the critical juncture they have reached today - on the brink of becoming part of the cabinet in the new government of Northern Ireland. It is an astonishing story. There are no images in this edition.

The lazy project manager

By Peter Taylor
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  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Book Code : 1907755373
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 810
  • Pdf File: the-lazy-project-manager.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In The lazy project manager Peter Taylor illustrates how we can achieve more without expending more time and energy. Welcome to the home of 'productive laziness'. Here there is a more focused approach to project management and our efforts are exercised where it really matters there's no rushing round involving ourselves in unimportant, non-critical activities that others can better address, or indeed that do not need addressing at all in some cases. It's all about working smarter and Peter Taylor, head of a PMO at Siemens, gives away his trade secrets. This is not a training manual. You won'

A Visitor's Guide to the Literary South

By Trish Foxwell
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  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Book Code : 1581577133
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 161
  • Pdf File: a-visitor-s-guide-to-the-literary-south.pdf

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Discover and explore the most fabled venues in American letters. Follow in the footsteps of some of American literature’s most renowned writers: See the hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to pen The Great Gatsby. Step inside the Asheville, North Carolina, home that became the model for Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel. Visit the Florida lighthouse whose beacon Stephen Crane followed after his shipwreck. Wander along the West Lawn at the University o Virginia and see the house where Edgar Allan Poe lived. This literary journey will bring you to these sites and more as you travel throughout the American South. From Virginia to Louisiana, you will experience the haunts, havens, and homesteads of important writers who lived in, visited, or were inspired by the South’s fertile soil.

Mots D'Ordre

By Joseph Natoli
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 1438414315
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 525
  • Pdf File: mots-d-ordre.pdf

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Major Characters In American Fiction

By Jack Salzman,Pamela Wilkinson
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  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Book Code : 1466881933
  • Total of Pages : 952
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 276
  • Pdf File: major-characters-in-american-fiction.pdf

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Major Characters in American Fiction is the perfect companion for everyone who loves literature--students, book-group members, and serious readers at every level. Developed at Columbia University's Center for American Culture Studies, Major Characters in American Fiction offers in-depth essays on the "lives" of more than 1,500 characters, figures as varied in ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and experience as we are. Inhabiting fictional works written from 1790 to 1991, the characters are presented in biographical essays that tell each one's life story. They are drawn from novels and short stories that represent ever era, genre, and style of American fiction writing--Natty Bumppo of The Leatherstocking Tales, Celie of The Color Purple, and everyone in between.