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Blind Submission

By Debra Ginsberg
  • ISBN Code: : 0307351491
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf : blind-submission.pdf

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Books can be a dangerous business . . . When Blue Moon Books, the Bay Area bookstore where Angel Robinson has worked since college, is squeezed out of business, Angel is forced to find a new job. She lucks into a position as the assistant to the world-renowned literary agent Lucy Fiamma. Angel soon learns that working for Lucy is no picnic. The agent has a blockbuster ego to match her blockbuster success and Angel must juggle both her boss’s prima donna demands and the strange quirks of her authors. But Angel soon becomes indispensible to the agency and develops a keen understanding of big projects and the writers who create them. What she doesn’t realize is just how far one of them will go to get published. One day, a chapter from a mysterious manuscript by an anonymous author arrives at the office. Set in a New York literary agency, the novel, titled Blind Submission, centers on the ambitious assistant to a successful literary agent. Angel is pulled in by the plot—but her initial curiosity soon turns to panic. As the story unfolds—with chapters e-mailed in one by one—it becomes clear that the mystery author is writing the story of Angel’s own life, including secrets she thought were deeply hidden. Someone is watching her, even plotting against her. Could it be her backstabbing coworker, her jealous boyfriend, or her seductive new client? When the novel’s plot turns to murder, Angel knows that if she doesn’t discover the author’s identity before the final chapter is written, more than just her career will be cut short.

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"Terrific. .The dialogues are great fun. I sat back and enjoyed it."---William H. Shaw "Total devastation. Splendid book. An absolutely first class piece of work."---Antony Flew Some say we can't really know anything, unless we first irrationally accept some things blindly on faith. Is that true? And what is truth, anyway? Is objective truth a bankrupt notion, as postmodernists say? They also say observations are always theory-laden and everything is socially constructed, "including giraffes." Of course, this means "all knowledge is essentially political," and "science is best seen as a socially constructed discourse that legitimates its power by presenting itself as truth." Worse than that, "there is no procedure called 'turning to the facts'.there is no procedure of 'justification in light of the facts' which can be opposed to consilience of one's own opinion with those of others." Rather, "the notion of accurate representation is simply an automatic and empty compliment we pay to beliefs which help us to do what we want to do." Unfortunately, postmodernists didn't get that way on account of ignoring the teachings of the Philosophy department, but on account of sincerely imbibing them. The terrible truth is that postmodernism is what happens when somebody who believes what he reads, reads the Philosophy canon. Avoiding technical jargon and presented in the form of a spirited dialogue between a professor and student, The Slightest Philosophy attacks what it sees as the real roots of postmodernism: the skeptical/anti-realist rut philosophy has been in since the eighteenth century. Opposing the canon from a position of nave realism, the book's refutation of epistemological skepticismapplies a method usually called abduction, or argument to the best explanation. The unexpected power of this pedestrian approach becomes apparent when it finally proves its mettle against philosophy's scariest monsters, including the Cartesian Demon, the Brain in the Vat, the Problem of the Criterion, and Hume's Riddle of Induction. Along the way, The Slightest Philosophy also provides a snappy introduction to the central controversies in philosophy. Not only will it make you laugh, it also renders compelling the unavoidable questions too often made to seem obscure. Rarely has epistemology seemed so accessible as in the hands of a writer Antony Flew called "never dull."

Academic Apartheid

By Sylvia M. DeSantis
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443830909
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 428
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In response to institutionalized oppression, professional disregard, and overt lack of agency, a silent majority speaks out. Academic Apartheid: Waging the Adjunct War responds to the pervasive “adjunct for hire” trend with a collection of poignant international essays covering a wide depth and breadth of experience (overseas, online, small private colleges, large state institutions) while uncovering the challenges implicit with living and working as an academic on the borders of the ivory tower. Because colleges and universities have continually increased their adjunct workforce over the last decade, turning a once-trend into an explosive and exploitive standard practice in higher education, adjunct employment practices often occur outside the boundaries of professionalism; too commonly are academics hired into teaching positions without the benefits of job security, adequate wages, health benefits, or even minimal professional resources, such as office space, a desk, or even use of a copier. What does this mean for the climate in higher education? Determined to address the ramifications of this shift, Academic Apartheid documents the agency and experiences of adjuncts always already subsumed by this classist shift.

History of Islamic Philosophy

By Oliver Leaman,Seyyed Hossein Nasr
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136780432
  • Total of Pages : 1232
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 630
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Islamic philosophy has often been treated as being largely of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophical study. This volume successfully overturns that view. Emphasizing the living nature and rich diversity of the subject, it examines the main thinkers and schools of thought, discusses the key concepts of Islamic philosophy and covers a vast geographical area. This indispensable reference tool includes a comprehensive bibliography and an extensive index.

Think Again

By Stanley Fish
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400873401
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 987
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From 1995 to 2013, Stanley Fish's provocative New York Times columns consistently generated passionate discussion and debate. In Think Again, he has assembled almost one hundred of his best columns into a thematically arranged collection with a substantial new introduction that explains his intention in writing these pieces and offers an analysis of why they provoked so much reaction. Some readers reported being frustrated when they couldn’t figure out where Fish, one of America’s most influential thinkers, stood on the controversies he addressed in the essays—from atheism and affirmative action to plagiarism and postmodernism. But, as Fish says, that is the point. Opinions are cheap; you can get them anywhere. Instead of offering just another set of them, Fish analyzes and dissects the arguments put forth by different sides—in debates over free speech, identity politics, the gun lobby, and other hot-button topics—in order to explain how their arguments work or don’t work. In short, these are essays that teach you not what to think but how to think more clearly. Brief and accessible yet challenging, these essays provide all the hard-edged intellectual, cultural, and political analysis one expects from Fish. At the same time, the collection includes a number of revealing and even poignant autobiographical essays in which, as Fish says, "readers will learn about my anxieties, my aspirations, my eccentricities, my foibles, my father, and my obsessions—Frank Sinatra, Ted Williams, basketball, and Jews." Reflecting the wide-ranging interests of one of today's leading critics, this is Fish’s broadest and most engaging book to date.

Children on Screen

By Frederick Levy
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1783199598
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 449
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A guidebook for child and teen actors and their parents on the UK and US TV and Film industries from top Hollywood talent manager Frederick Levy. • Training • The Tools (Headshots, CV) • The Players (Agents, Managers) • Auditions • Booking the Job • Working on set • Publicity • Child Labor Laws • Education • Parents in the Biz • Building a Career Filled with anecdotes about working in the business, the book is an entertaining and informative read, offering firm, practical advice not just from the author but also from other actors, acting coaches, agents and casting directors from both sides of the Atlantic.

To Overcome Oneself

By J. Michelle Molina
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520955048
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : History
  • Members : 982
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To Overcome Oneself offers a novel retelling of the emergence of the Western concept of "modern self," demonstrating how the struggle to forge a self was enmeshed in early modern Catholic missionary expansion. Examining the practices of Catholics in Europe and New Spain from the 1520s through the 1760s, the book treats Jesuit techniques of self-formation, namely spiritual exercises and confessional practices, and the relationships between spiritual directors and their subjects. Catholics on both sides of the Atlantic were folded into a dynamic that shaped new concepts of self and, in the process, fueled the global Catholic missionary movement. Molina historicizes Jesuit meditation and narrative self-reflection as modes of self-formation that would ultimately contribute to a new understanding of religion as something private and personal, thereby overturning long-held concepts of personhood, time, space, and social reality. To Overcome Oneself demonstrates that it was through embodied processes that humans have come to experience themselves as split into mind and body. Notwithstanding the self-congratulatory role assigned to "consciousness" in the Western intellectual tradition, early moderns did not think themselves into thinking selves. Rather, "the self" was forged from embodied efforts to transcend self. Yet despite a discourse that situates self as interior, the actual fuel for continued self-transformation required an object-cum-subject—someone else to transform. Two constant questions throughout the book are: Why does the effort to know and transcend self require so many others? And what can we learn about the inherent intersubjectivity of missionary colonialism?

The Strategic Producer

By Federico Arditti Muchnik
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1317301862
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 477
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Today’s technologies and economic models won’t settle for a conventional approach to filmmaking. The Strategic Producer: On the Art and Craft of Making Your First Feature combines history, technology, aesthetics, data, decision-making strategies, and time-tested methods into a powerful new approach to producing. An ideal text for aspiring filmmakers, The Strategic Producer orients the reader’s mind-set towards self-empowerment by sharing essential and timeless techniques producers need to get the job done while also embracing the constantly evolving production landscape. - Written in clear, succinct, and non-technical prose. - Includes six sidebar in depth interviews with industry professionals providing additional perspectives. - Clearly presented line drawings help readers quickly understand complex ideas like production timelines, story structure, and business models. - Includes samples from key documents such as script pages, budgets, shooting schedules, and business plans for potential investors.

Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning, and Operations

By Kidd, Terry T.
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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1605664014
  • Total of Pages : 610
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 965
  • Pdf File: handbook-of-research-on-technology-project-management-planning-and-operations.pdf

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"This book provides a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms that reflect the growing trends, issues, and applications of technology project management"--Provided by publisher.

Authority and the Teacher

By William H. Kitchen
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1472523679
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 641
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Authority and the Teacher seeks to overturn the notion that authority is a restrictive force within education, serving only to stifle creativity and drown out the voice of the student. William H. Kitchen argues that any education must have, as one of its cornerstones, a component which encourages the fullest development of knowledge, which serves as the great educational emancipator. In this version of knowledge-driven education, the teacher's authority should be absolute, so as to ensure that the teacher has the scope to liberate their pupils. The pupil, in the avoidance of ignorance, can thus embrace what is rightfully theirs; the inheritance of intellectual riches passed down through time. By invoking the work of three major philosophers – Polanyi, Oakeshott and Wittgenstein – as well as contributions from other key thinkers on authority, this book underpins previous claims for the need for authority in education with the philosophical clout necessary to ensure these arguments permeate modern mainstream educational thinking.

The Letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

By St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
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  • Publisher : TAN Books
  • Book Code : 1505107415
  • Total of Pages : 285
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 680
  • Pdf File: the-letters-of-st-margaret-mary-alacoque.pdf

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Reveals much about both the Heart of Our Lord and the heart of this great Saint! Shows her amazing ardor and the mysterious connection between suffering and holy love. The most powerful writings on the Sacred Heart devotion!