Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends
Author : Sally Rooney
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2017-05-25
ISBN 10 : 9780571333141
ISBN 13 : 0571333141
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Friends Book Description:

CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS WILL BE ADAPTED FOR A BBC THREE DRAMA, PREMIERING IN MAY 2022! ***SALLY ROONEY'S NEW NOVEL, BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU, IS OUT NOW*** 'This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I'm not alone.' - Sarah Jessica Parker (Instagram) 'Fascinating, ferocious and shrewd.' - Lisa McInerney, author of The Glorious Heresies 'I really like Conversations with Friends. I like the tone [Rooney] takes when she's writing. I think it's like being inside someone's mind.' - Taylor Swift Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. A student in Dublin and an aspiring writer, at night she performs spoken word with her best friend Bobbi, who used to be her girlfriend. When they are interviewed and then befriended by Melissa, a well-known journalist who is married to Nick, an actor, they enter a world of beautiful houses, raucous dinner parties and holidays in Provence, beginning a complex ménage-à-quatre. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time. FROM THE AUTHOR OF NORMAL PEOPLE, THE BOOK OF THE HIT TV SERIES, NOW AVAILABLE ON THE BBC

Conversations with Bu uel

Conversations with Bu  uel
Author : Max Aub
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 300
Release : 2017-04-18
ISBN 10 : 9781476668222
ISBN 13 : 1476668221
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Bu uel Book Description:

"One of the most revealing books ever published about the filmmaker"--Cineaste (on the original Spanish edition). This book features extended conversations with Spanish filmmaker Luis Bunuel (1900-1983) and interviews with his family members, friends and colleagues--including Salvador Dali, Louis Aragon and Fernando Rey--conducted by Max Aub in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Notorious for inventing fanciful versions of his life and his creative output, Bunuel was hard put to deceive the astute Max Aub, who shared Bunuel's background in Spain, in Paris during the Spanish Civil War, and in Mexico, where they were friends and collaborators. Originally published in Spain in 1985, this translated (the first in English) and expanded edition (with several significant interviews and a detailed index not found in the original) provides a detailed picture of Bunuel's life and art. Extensive notes contextualize the conversations and acknowledge the discoveries of recent studies on Bunuel.

Conversations with Eudora Welty

Conversations with Eudora Welty
Author : Eudora Welty
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 356
Release : 1984
ISBN 10 : 0878052062
ISBN 13 : 9780878052066
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Eudora Welty Book Description:

In a series of interviews, Eudora Welty discusses her life in Mississippi, her literary career, and her novels and short stories

How to Have Incredible Conversations with Your Child

How to Have Incredible Conversations with Your Child
Author : Jane Gilmour
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2021-10-21
ISBN 10 : 9781787756410
ISBN 13 : 1787756416
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Have Incredible Conversations with Your Child Book Description:

You: "How was your day?" Your child: "Fine." As a parent, you want to know what is going on in your child's life, how school and friendships are going, if they're feeling okay. As a kid you want to tell your parent what's going on, but it can be hard to find the words. This book is brilliant because it makes finding those words easy, and you discover incredible stuff about each other. How exactly do you make it happen? This accessible guide answers the million-dollar question by steering you, step by step through carefully supported and structured conversational platforms that encourage connection and strengthen relationship bonds. Written by two top clinical psychologists who have worked with families over many years they have, uniquely, designed it for you to read and experience, together. Inside this book you will find a range of fun, illustrated child-friendly conversation activities, organised around four key themes: who are you? how are you? what helps? what gets in the way? There is powerful evidence that building good parent-child communication skills improves emotional wellbeing, physical health, academic and employment success. It helps set up a trusting relationship so you can navigate adolescence and later life successfully. It's important to start early because it takes time to learn skills.

Conversations with E L Doctorow

Conversations with E L  Doctorow
Author : E. L. Doctorow
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages : 228
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 157806144X
ISBN 13 : 9781578061440
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with E L Doctorow Book Description:

Doctorow's novels imagine the great moments of American history - the Old West, the Depression - as backdrops for tales of moral pain and injustice. In these interviews, Doctorow explores the themes of his work.

Conversations With My Unbelieving Friend

Conversations With My Unbelieving Friend
Author : Michael Gayle
Publisher : Elm Hill
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2020-04-14
ISBN 10 : 9781400330164
ISBN 13 : 1400330165
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations With My Unbelieving Friend Book Description:

Very few topics generate as much emotion as religious beliefs. Those with religious inclinations and those who are against religion frequently embrace their particular viewpoint on the basis of information, much of which may be incorrect. This holds true for both believers and non-believers. Through a series of semi-fictitious conversations, Michael Gayle seeks to address some of the issues which influence an individual’s worldview. For the non-believers, this is useful in clarifying any misconceptions which may be preventing them from even considering Christianity. For believers, it provides at least two useful functions. First of all, it may help to clarify their own misconceptions and thus strengthen their faith. Secondly, it helps to provide them with information which they can use in their own conversations with non-believers that they will encounter in their Christian walk. The format is that of a series of semi-fictitious conversations between the author and a fictitious friend. The conversations represent dramatizations of the content of real conversations that the author has had over the years, combined with issues which he has deliberated on himself. In a number of instances, he addresses topics in respect of which he found the traditional explanations to be unconvincing, even though they may have been correct. If someone does not believe in the veracity Bible, it will be difficult to try to convince them of the truth of a statement in the Bible, on the basis that because it is in the Bible, therefore by definition it must be true. The author has encountered this approach and was himself, unconvinced thereby. Accordingly, whilst not denying the truth of the Bible, he has taken a different approach to some of these issues, and approach which is practical, reasonable and defensible. In so doing, his hope is that he will be able to clarify some of the issues which have caused many people to arrive at misconceptions related to the Bible and Christianity. In a very light-hearted manner, he addresses such issues as atheism, blind faith, evolution, intelligent design, miracles, science, biblical accuracy and a number of other topics which are typically the subject of disagreement or misunderstanding. This is intended to be the first in a series of three or more books. The intention of this first volume is not necessarily to convert anyone to Christianity. The intention is to remove any obstacles which are preventing anyone from honestly rather than emotionally evaluation the validity of Christian beliefs. Of course, there is the hope and possibility that some will be converted as a result, but that is not the primary objective. The conversations will continue in the subsequent volumes and maybe, just maybe, some may find the subject matter sufficiently compelling so that they are prepared to open up their hearts to the Lord.

Conversations with the Capeman

Conversations with the Capeman
Author : Richard Jacoby
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages : 514
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : 0299197441
ISBN 13 : 9780299197445
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with the Capeman Book Description:

In the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, 1959, a playground confrontation leaves two white youths bludgeoned to death by a gang of Puerto Rican kids. Sixteen-year-old Salvador Agron, who wore a red-lined satin cape, was charged with the murders, though no traces of blood were found on his dagger. At seventeen, Agron was the youngest person ever to be sentenced to death in the electric chair. After nearly two years in the Death House at Sing Sing Prison, a group of prominent citizens, including Eleanor Roosevelt and the governor of Puerto Rico, convinced Governor Rockefeller to commute Agron’s sentence to one of life imprisonment. In 1973 Richard Jacoby began a voluminous, twelve-year correspondence with Agron. His Conversations with the Capeman is guaranteed to challenge deeply held notions of crime, punishment, and redemption. Salvador Agron was released from prison in 1979 and died in the Bronx in 1986 at the age of forty-two. With a new preface

Conversations with Robert Frost

Conversations with Robert Frost
Author : Peter J. Stanlis
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Total Pages : 140
Release : 2011-12-31
ISBN 10 : 9781412815246
ISBN 13 : 141281524X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Robert Frost Book Description:

These core conversations between Peter Stanlis and Robert Frost occurred during 1939-1941. They are written in the much larger context of nearly a quarter century of friendship that ended only with the passing of Frost in 1963. These discussions provide a unique window of opportunity to appreciate the sources of Frost's philosophical visions, as well as his poetic interests. The discussions between Stanlis and Frost were held between six consecutive summers (1939-1944), when Stanlis was a student at the Bread Loaf Graduate School of English. These were augmented by additional exchanges at Bread Loaf in 1961-1962. These conversations provide original insights on important subjects common to both men. Frost insisted that it was impossible to make a complete or final unity out of the conflicts between spirit and matter. Ordinary empirical experience and rational discursive reason and logic could not harmonize basic conflicts. He held that the best method to ameliorate apparent contradictions in dualistic conflicts was through the "play" of metaphorical thinking and feeling. Metaphors included parables, allegories, fables, images, symbols, irony, and the forms and techniques of poetry such as rhyme, rhythm, assonance, dissonance, personifications, and connotations. These are the arsenal from which poets draw their insightful metaphors, but such metaphors are also the common property of every normal person. A poem is "a momentary stay against confusion," a form of revelation for "a clarification of life," but not a final, absolute answer to the mysteries and complexities in man's life on Earth. So too-at their best-are science, religion, philosophy, education, politics, and scholarship as a means of ameliorating human problems.

Conversations With My Good Friend the Atheist

Conversations With My Good Friend the Atheist
Author : Richard Cannon
Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2017-09-22
ISBN 10 : 9781640288294
ISBN 13 : 1640288295
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations With My Good Friend the Atheist Book Description:

Why should Christians care about what Atheists believe? It is easy to discover what Atheists have to say about Christianity and Christians. Pick up a book by any modern Atheist writer, read a few random pages, and the reader will have a sampling of the criticisms Atheists have regarding religion and people of faith. A natural first response is the desire to set the record straight. A person responding this way will quickly find themselves going in circles. This is one point Christians need to accept and understand. From the Christian's perspective, it serves no useful purpose when Christians engage Atheists in an attempt to set the record straight. Atheism is a worldview or a way of seeing the world. Just as the Christian sees their Christian faith as reasonable and rational, the Atheist has the same view of what they believe to be true. Atheists vary in their definition of what it means to be an Atheist. There are, however, common themes found in the beliefs of people identifying themselves as Atheist. It is common, for example, to find people identifying themselves as Atheists to believe the natural world is all there is. This of course, excludes the supernatural and since God operates outside of nature, God is supernatural and is therefore eliminated in the thinking of Atheism. How should the Christian respond when Atheists challenge Christian beliefs? How can the Christian respond effectively unless the Christian understands what Atheists believe? How can the Christian respond unless the Christian understands why Atheists believe as they do? The apostle Paul tells Christians to be ambassadors. Ambassadors need to understand the world in which they serve. This is why Christians should care about what Atheists believe.