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Dept. of Speculation

Dept. of Speculation
A Book

by Jenny Offill

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2014-01-28
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 038535102X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the acclaimed author of Weather comes a slim, stunning portrait of a marriage--a beguiling rumination on the mysteries of intimacy, trust, faith, knowledge, and the condition of universal shipwreck that unites us all. ONE OF THE 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW A Best Book of the Year: The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Vogue.com, Electric Literature, Buzzfeed In the beginning, it was easy to imagine their future. They were young and giddy, sure of themselves and of their love for each other. “Dept. of Speculation” was their code name for all the thrilling uncertainties that lay ahead. Then they got married, had a child and navigated the familiar calamities of family life—a colicky baby, a faltering relationship, stalled ambitions. When their marriage reaches a sudden breaking point, the wife tries to retrace the steps that have led them to this place, invoking everything from Kafka to the Stoics to doomed Russian cosmonauts as she analyzes what is lost and what remains. In language that shimmers with rage and longing and wit, Offill has created a brilliantly suspenseful love story—a novel to read in one sitting, even as its piercing meditations linger long after the last page.

Weather

Weather
A novel

by Jenny Offill

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2020-02-11
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0385351119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the beloved author of the nationwide best seller Dept. of Speculation comes a “darkly funny and urgent” (NPR) tour de force about a family, and a nation, in crisis. Lizzie works in the library of a university where she was once a promising graduate student. Her side hustle is answering the letters that come in to Hell and High Water, the doom-laden podcast hosted by her former mentor. At first it suits her, this chance to practice her other calling as an unofficial shrink—she has always played this role to her divorced mother and brother recovering from addiction—but soon Lizzie finds herself struggling to strike the obligatory note of hope in her responses. The reassuring rhythms of her life as a wife and mother begin to falter as her obsession with disaster psychology and people preparing for the end of the world grows. A marvelous feat of compression, a mix of great feeling and wry humor, Weather is an electrifying encounter with one of the most gifted writers at work today.

Weather

Weather
A Novel

by Jenny Offill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781783784776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of Dept. of Speculation, a dazzling and deadpan new novel about hope and despair, fear and comfort as it plays out in these times of environmental and political turbulence

Last Things

Last Things
A Book

by Jenny Offill

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-06-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781408879719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE EXQUISITE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DEPT. OF SPECULATIONChosen as a notable or best book of the year by the New York Times, Village Voice and GuardianTo eight-year-old Grace Davitt, her mother, Anna, is a puzzling yet wonderful mystery. This is a woman who has seen a sea serpent in the lake, who paints a timeline of the universe on the sewing-room wall, and who teaches her daughter a secret language which only they can speak.For Grace's father, however, the only truth is science, and increasingly he finds himself shut out by Anna as she draws Grace deeper and deeper into a strange world of myth and obsession.

Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild

Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild
Encounters in the Arts and Contemporary Politics

by Maria Boletsi,Tyler Sage

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2017-11-27
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9004352015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a contemporary political climate where barbarians, monsters, and savages have become ubiquitous figures of otherness, Subjects Barbarian, Monstrous, and Wild gathers essays which explore both the oppressive, dispossessing functions and subversive potentials of these figures in and through art and literature.

Step Into Nature

Step Into Nature
Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life

by Patrice Vecchione

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-03-31
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1582705003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us in doors. Yet nature's capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step Into Nature is a guide to make nature personal again, to stimulate awareness and increase our understanding of the environment while inspiring readers to develop and strengthen their imaginations. But being in nature doesn't mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door--the sky above, the miniature gardens that insist their way up between the sidewalk cracks, the river just down the road. Patrice Vecchione shows readers how nature can support and enhance their own creative output, invigorate their curiosity, and restore their sense of connection to the earth. Plus, included in each chapter is "The Cabinet of Curiosities," exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways that readers can stimulate their imaginations, deepen their relationships with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world"--

Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin
A Book

by Rachel Khong

  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 2017-06-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781471147234
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hello, ageing parents. Hello, dementia. Goodbye, vitamin... 'Khong is a magician... Brilliant' Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies 'Khong's first novel sneaks up on you - just like life, illness and heartbreak. And love. A million small, human and often deeply funny details gather force to tell a tale that is ultimately, incredibly poignant' Miranda July, author of The First Bad Man Ruth is thirty and her life is falling apart: she and her fianc� are moving house, but he's moving out to live with another woman; her career is going nowhere; and then she learns that her father, a history professor beloved by his students, has Alzheimer's. At Christmas, her mother begs her to stay on and help. For a year. Goodbye, Vitamin is the wry, beautifully observed story of a woman at a crossroads, as Ruth and her friends attempt to shore up her father's career; she and her mother obsess over the ambiguous health benefits - in the absence of a cure - of dried jellyfish supplements and vitamin pills; and they all try to forge a new relationship with the brilliant, childlike, irascible, sweet old man her father has become. 'Half stand-up comic, half seismographer of the human heart ... Khong writes with a gentle humour that moves you not only to care for her characters, but also to care more fervently for the people in your life' Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine 'One of the funniest elegiac novels I have ever read' David Leavitt, author of The Lost Language of Cranes

Often I Am Happy

Often I Am Happy
A Novel

by Jens Christian Grøndahl

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-04-11
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1455570060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This elegant and nuanced literary gem explores the intricacies of friendship, secrets, and two marriages, for fans of The Dinner and Dept. of Speculation. "Often I am happy and yet I want to cry; / For no heart fully shares my joy." -- B.S. Ingemann Ellinor is seventy. Her husband Georg has just passed away, and she is struck with the need to confide in someone. She addresses Anna, her long-dead best friend, who was also Georg's first wife. Fully aware of the absurdity of speaking to someone who cannot hear her, Ellinor nevertheless finds it meaningful to divulge long-held secrets and burdens of her past: her mother's heartbreaking pride; Ellinor's courtship with her first husband; their seemingly charmed friendship with Anna and Georg; the disastrous ski trip that shattered the two couples' lives. Wry and mellow yet infused with subdued emotion, this philosophical, lyrical novel moves in parallel narrative threads while questioning the assumptions we cherish concerning identity and love.

Technologies of Speculation

Technologies of Speculation
The Limits of Knowledge in a Data-Driven Society

by Sun-ha Hong

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2020-07-28
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1479883069
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An inquiry into what we can know in an age of surveillance and algorithms Knitting together contemporary technologies of datafication to reveal a broader, underlying shift in what counts as knowledge, Technologies of Speculation reframes today’s major moral and political controversies around algorithms and artificial intelligence. How many times we toss and turn in our sleep, our voluminous social media activity and location data, our average resting heart rate and body temperature: new technologies of state and self-surveillance promise to re-enlighten the black boxes of our bodies and minds. But Sun-ha Hong suggests that the burden to know and to digest this information at alarming rates is stripping away the liberal subject that ‘knows for themselves’, and risks undermining the pursuit of a rational public. What we choose to track, and what kind of data is extracted from us, shapes a society in which my own experience and sensation is increasingly overruled by data-driven systems. From the rapidly growing Quantified Self community to large-scale dragnet data collection in the name of counter-terrorism and drone warfare, Hong argues that data’s promise of objective truth results in new cultures of speculation. In his analysis of the Snowden affair, Hong demonstrates an entirely new way of thinking through what we could know, and the political and philosophical stakes of the belief that data equates to knowledge. When we simply cannot process all the data at our fingertips, he argues, we look past the inconvenient and the complicated to favor the comprehensible. In the process, racial stereotypes and other longstanding prejudices re-enter our newest technologies by the back door. Hong reveals the moral and philosophical equations embedded into the algorithmic eye that now follows us all.

Hearings

Hearings
A Book

by United States. Congress. House

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1960

Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1960
Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Agriculture and Related Agencies Appropriations

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1959
  • Pages : 3098
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for 1984

Department of the Interior and related agencies appropriations for 1984
hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1954

Department of Agriculture Appropriations for 1954
Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Eighty-third Congress, First Session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1953
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Department Bulletin

Department Bulletin
A Book

by United States. Department of Agriculture

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1926
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Circular - United States Department of Agriculture

Circular - United States Department of Agriculture
A Book

by United States. Department of Agriculture

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1936
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1983

Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1983
Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, Second Session

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Dept. of the Interior and Related Agencies

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land Office in Cases Relating to the Public Lands

Decisions of the Department of the Interior and the General Land Office in Cases Relating to the Public Lands
A Book

by United States. Dept. of the Interior

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biennial Report of the Department of Labor and Industries

Biennial Report of the Department of Labor and Industries
A Book

by Minnesota. Dept. of Labor and Industry

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Patterns of Speculation

Patterns of Speculation
A Study in Observational Econophysics

by Bertrand M. Roehner

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2002-05-02
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1139432346
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The main objective of this 2002 book is to show that behind the bewildering diversity of historical speculative episodes it is possible to find hidden regularities, thus preparing the way for a unified theory of market speculation. Speculative bubbles require the study of various episodes in order for a comparative perspective to be obtained and the analysis developed in this book follows a few simple but unconventional ideas. Investors are assumed to exhibit the same basic behavior during speculative episodes whether they trade stocks, real estate, or postage stamps. The author demonstrates how some of the basic concepts of dynamical system theory, such as the notions of impulse response, reaction times and frequency analysis, play an instrumental role in describing and predicting speculative behavior. This book will serve as a useful introduction for students of econophysics, and readers with a general interest in economics as seen from the perspective of physics.

Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Cases Relating to the Public Lands

Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Cases Relating to the Public Lands
A Book

by United States. Department of the Interior

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1919
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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