The Luminaries

The Luminaries
Author : Eleanor Catton
Publisher : Granta Books
Total Pages :
Release : 2013-09-05
ISBN 10 : 9781847085931
ISBN 13 : 1847085938
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Luminaries Book Description:

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013 It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy man has vanished, a whore has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely patterned as the night sky. The Luminaries is an extraordinary piece of fiction. It is full of narrative, linguistic and psychological pleasures, and has a fiendishly clever and original structuring device. Written in pitch-perfect historical register, richly evoking a mid-19th century world of shipping and banking and goldrush boom and bust, it is also a ghost story, and a gripping mystery. It is a thrilling achievement and will confirm for critics and readers that Catton is one of the brightest stars in the international writing firmament.

The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal
Author : Eleanor Catton
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2010-04-27
ISBN 10 : 9780771019623
ISBN 13 : 0771019629
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rehearsal Book Description:

The sensational first novel from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Luminaries. Set in the aftermath of a sex scandal at an all-girls’ high school, Eleanor Catton’s internationally acclaimed award-winning debut is a provocative and darkly funny novel about the elusiveness of truth, the slipperiness of identity, and the emotional compromises we make to belong. When news spreads of a high school teacher’s relationship with one of his students, the teenage girls at Abbey Grange are jolted into a new awareness of their own potency and power. Although no one knows the whole truth, the girls have their own ideas about what happened. As they obsessively examine the details of the affair with the curiosity and jealousy native to any adolescent girl, they confide in their saxophone teacher, an enigmatic woman who is only too happy to play both confidante and stage manager to her students. But when the local drama school decides to turn the scandal into a play, the boundaries between fact and fantasy soon break down as dramas both real and imagined begin to unfold. Sharply observed, brilliantly crafted, and infused with a deliciously subversive wit, The Rehearsal is at once a vibrant portrait of teenage longing and adult regret, and a shrewd exposé of how we are all performers in life, from one of the most bold and exciting voices in contemporary fiction.

General Studies Paper I

General Studies Paper I
Publisher : V&S Publishers
Total Pages : 1368
Release : 2015-01-09
ISBN 10 : 9789352150793
ISBN 13 : 9352150791
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

General Studies Paper I Book Description:

Developed by experienced professionals from reputed civil services coaching institutes and recommended by many aspirants of Civil Services Preliminary exam, General Studies Paper - I contains Precise and Thorough Knowledge of Concepts and Theories essential to go through the prestigious exam. Solved Examples are given to explain all the concepts for thorough learning. Explanatory Notes have been provided in every chapter for better understanding of the problems asked in the exam. #v&spublishers

A History of New Zealand Literature

A History of New Zealand Literature
Author : Mark Williams
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-04-19
ISBN 10 : 9781316546192
ISBN 13 : 1316546195
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of New Zealand Literature Book Description:

A History of New Zealand Literature traces the genealogy of New Zealand literature from its first imaginings by Europeans in the eighteenth century. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction that charts the growth of, and challenges to, a nationalist literary tradition, the essays in this History illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of New Zealand literature, surveying the multilayered verse, fiction and drama of such diverse writers as Katherine Mansfield, Allen Curnow, Frank Sargeson, Janet Frame, Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism, biculturalism and multiculturalism in New Zealand literature. A History of New Zealand Literature is of pivotal importance to the development of New Zealand writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

Kaapse bibliotekaris
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2014
ISBN 10 : IND:30000152359174
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kaapse bibliotekaris Book Description:

Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

Whitaker s Shorts 2015 The Year in Review

Whitaker s Shorts 2015  The Year in Review
Author : Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2014-11-20
ISBN 10 : 9781472914873
ISBN 13 : 1472914872
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whitaker s Shorts 2015 The Year in Review Book Description:

Now in its 147th edition Whitaker's Almanack is the definitive reference guide containing a comprehensive overview of every aspect of UK infrastructure and an excellent introduction to world politics. Available only as ebooks, Whitaker's Shorts are selected themed sections from Whitaker's Almanack 2015: portable and perfect for those with specific interests within the print edition. Whitaker's Shorts 2015: The Year in Review includes a digest of the 2013-14 year's events in the UK and abroad and articles covering subjects as diverse as Archaeology, Conservation, Business and Finance, Opera, Dance, Film and Weather. There is also an A-Z listing of all the results for the major sporting events from Alpine Skiing through to Fencing, Football, Horse Racing, Polo and Tennis.

Britannica Book of the Year 2014

Britannica Book of the Year 2014
Author : Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publisher : Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
Total Pages : 882
Release : 2014-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9781625131713
ISBN 13 : 1625131712
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britannica Book of the Year 2014 Book Description:

The Britannica Book of the Year 2014 provides a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
Author : John C. Maxwell
Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2013-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9781418508258
ISBN 13 : 141850825X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork Book Description:

Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it "chemistry"? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build?or rebuild?your team? In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr. Maxwell shows how: The Law of High Morale inspired a 50-year-old man who couldn't even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world. The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel across the country by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor. Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one web-based company to keep growing and make money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed. Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world's largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you?whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit vollunteer?with the "how-tos" and attitudes for building a successful team.

Shop Talk

Shop Talk
Author : Philip Roth
Publisher : HMH
Total Pages : 176
Release : 2001-09-25
ISBN 10 : 9780547344898
ISBN 13 : 0547344899
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shop Talk Book Description:

The legendary author’s essays and interviews explore how fellow writers from Milan Kundera to Edna O’Brien are influenced by time, place, and politics. Writers are often deeply influenced by the time and place in which they live and write. In Shop Talk, Philip Roth, winner of a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and numerous other literary honors, explores the intimate relationship a writer’s experience has with his or her work. In a series of essays, Roth recounts his intellectual encounters with writers, discussing with them the diverse regions from which they hail and pondering the influence of locale, politics, and history on their work. Featuring luminaries such as Milan Kundera discussing Czechoslovakia; Primo Levi talking about Auschwitz; Edna O’Brien reflecting on Ireland; Isaac Bashevis Singer tackling Warsaw; Aharon Appelfeld on Bukovina; and Ivan Klíma on Prague, Roth’s conversations touch on the conditions that inspire great art, with artists as attuned to the subtleties of their societies as they are the nuances of words. Also including a portrait of Bernard Malamud, a written exchange with Mary McCarthy about Roth’s The Counterlife, and the essay “Rereading Saul Bellow,” Shop Talk is a “fascinating [glimpse] of some of the deans of postwar literature” (Los Angeles Times Book Review).

For All of Us One Today

For All of Us  One Today
Author : Richard Blanco
Publisher :
Total Pages : 112
Release : 2013
ISBN 10 : 9780807033807
ISBN 13 : 0807033804
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For All of Us One Today Book Description:

"A fluid, poetic memoir anchored by Richard Blanco's experiences as America's fifth inaugural poet In this brief and evocative memoir, Richard Blanco shares his life as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of the days that followed. He reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the inaugural poem, "One Today," as well as two other poems commissioned for the occasion ("Mother Country" and "What We Know of Country"), published here for the first time ever, alongside translations of all three poems into his native Spanish. Finally, Blanco reflects on his spiritual embrace of Americans everywhere through the power of poetry and his vision for its new role in our nation's consciousness. Like the inaugural poem itself, For All of Us Today speaks to what makes this country and its people great, marking a triumphant moment in American history and letters"--