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The View from the Cheap Seats

The View from the Cheap Seats
Selected Nonfiction

by Neil Gaiman

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-05-31
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1472208005
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The View from the Cheap Seats draws together myriad non-fiction writing by international phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman. From Make Good Art, the speech that went viral, to pieces on artists and legends including Terry Pratchett and Lou Reed, the collection offers a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time. 'If this book came to you during a despairing night, by dawn, you would believe in ideas and hope and humans again' Caitlin Moran 'Literature does not occur in a vacuum. It cannot be a monologue. It has to be a conversation' This collection will draw you in to exchanges on making good art and Syrian refugees, the power of a single word and playing the kazoo with Stephen King, writing about books, comics and the imagination of friends, being sad at the Oscars and telling lies for a living. Here Neil Gaiman opens our minds to the people he admires and the things he believes might just mean something - and welcomes us to the conversation too.

View from the Cheap Seats

View from the Cheap Seats
A Book

by Barry Holland

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2016-06-02
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1524633119
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Poet Barry Holland wasnt born to riches and fancy things in South Wales. He recalls, blithely, that his family was so poor when he was young that, in wintertime, his dad would suck an extra strong mint and the whole family would sit around his tongue to stay warm. Now, he looks back on forty-two years of living in Newport and what those years have meant. View from the Cheap Seats is a collection of fictions, imaginings, as well as true stories from Hollands tumultuous life. He writes of his battles with mental illness as well as the challenges of being a single parentwith a mental illness. Poems draw upon visions Holland saw while sick to real people, the wild characters hes met along the way. Despite lifes difficulties, Holland weaves his quirky sense of humor through every word. He dedicates pages to his beloved son, LeuanHollands favorite rugby player and best friendand some serious words to delusion. But no matter how dark things get, how desperate the times, Holland believes in seeing the levity and finding whatever it is that keeps you laughing.

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman
Finding Light in the Shadows

by Joseph Michael Sommers,Kyle Eveleth

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2019-02-25
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1496821661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributions by Lanette Cadle, Züleyha Çetiner-Öktem, Renata Lucena Dalmaso, Andrew Eichel, Kyle Eveleth, Anna Katrina Gutierrez, Darren Harris-Fain, Krystal Howard, Christopher D. Kilgore, Kristine Larsen, Thayse Madella, Erica McCrystal, Tara Prescott-Johnson, Danielle Russell, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joseph Michael Sommers, and Justin Wigard Neil Gaiman (b. 1960) reigns as one of the most critically decorated and popular authors of the last fifty years. Perhaps best known as the writer of the Harvey, Eisner, and World Fantasy Award–winning series The Sandman, Gaiman quickly became equally renowned in literary circles for Neverwhere, Coraline, and the award-winning American Gods, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie Medal–winning The Graveyard Book. For adults, children, comics readers, and viewers of the BBC’s Doctor Who, Gaiman’s writing has crossed the borders of virtually all media, making him a celebrity around the world. Despite Gaiman’s incredible contributions to comics, his work remains underrepresented in sustained fashion in comics studies. In this book, the thirteen essays and two interviews with Gaiman and his frequent collaborator, artist P. Craig Russell, examine the work of Gaiman and his many illustrators. The essays discuss Gaiman’s oeuvre regarding the qualities that make his work unique in his eschewing of typical categories, his proclamations to “make good art,” and his own constant efforts to do so however the genres and audiences may slip into one another. The Artistry of Neil Gaiman forms a complicated picture of a man who has always seemed fully assembled virtually from the start of his career, but only came to feel comfortable in his own voice far later in life.

Teen Television

Teen Television
Essays on Programming and Fandom

by Sharon Marie Ross,Louisa Ellen Stein

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2008-03-22
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 0786435895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This essay collection explores the phenomenon of "teen TV" in the United States, analyzing the meanings and manifestations of this category of programming from a variety of perspectives. Part One views teen television through an industrial perspective, examining how networks such as WB, UPN, The CW, and The N have created a unique economic framework based on demographic niches and teen-focused narrowcasting. Part Two focuses on popular teen programs from a cultural context, evaluating how such programs reflect and at times stretch the envelope of the cultural contexts in which they are created. Finally, Part Three explores the cultures of reception (including the realms of teen consumerism, fan discourse, and unofficial production) through which teens and consumers of teen media have become authors of the teenage experience in their own right.

Human Technological Enhancement and Theological Anthropology

Human Technological Enhancement and Theological Anthropology
A Book

by Victoria Lorrimar

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2022-04-30
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1316515028
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A cross-disciplinary theological engagement with proposals for the technological enhancement of humans, including radical life extension, mind-uploading, mood enhancement and moral enhancement. This work draws on metaphor studies, cognitive sciences, and literary studies to develop an account of human creativity in relation to divine creativity.

Mediating Vulnerability

Mediating Vulnerability
Comparative approaches and questions of genre

by Anneleen Masschelein ,Florian Mussgnug,Jennifer Rushworth

  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • Release : 2021-11-25
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1800081138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mediating Vulnerability examines vulnerability from a range of connected perspectives. It responds to the vulnerability of species, their extinction but also their transformation. This tension between extreme danger and creativity is played out in literary studies through the pressures the discipline brings to bear on its own categories, particularly those of genre. Extinction and preservation on the one hand, transformation, adaptation and (re)mediation on the other. These two poles inform our comparative and interdisciplinary project. The volume is situated within the particular intercultural and intermedial context of contemporary cultural representation. Vulnerability is explored as a site of potential destruction, human as well as animal, but also as a site of potential openness. This is the first book to bring vulnerability studies into dialogue with media and genre studies. It is organised in four sections: ‘Human/Animal’; Violence/Resistance’; ‘Image/Narrative’; and ‘Medium/Genre’. Each chapter considers the intersection of vulnerability and genre from a comparative perspective, bringing together a team of international contributors and editors. The book is in dialogue with the reflections of Judith Butler and others on vulnerability, and it questions categories of genre through an interdisciplinary engagement with different representational forms, including digital culture, graphic novels, video games, photography and TV series, in addition to novels and short stories. It offers new readings of high-profile contemporary authors of fiction including Margaret Atwood and Cormac McCarthy, as well as bringing lesser-known figures to the fore.

Possibility’s Parents

Possibility’s Parents
Stories at the End of Liberalism

by Margaret Seyford Hrezo,Nicholas Pappas

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2019-10-31
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1498598838
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book links the questions people ask about why things exist, why the world is the way it is, and whether and how it is possible to change their society or world with the societal myths they develop and teach to answer those questions and organize and bring order to their communal lives. It also is about the need for change in western societies’ current organizing concept, classical (Lockean) liberalism. Despite the attempts of numerous insightful political thinkers, the myth of classical liberalism has developed so many cracks that it cannot be put back together again. If not entirely failed, it is at this point unsalvageable in its present form. Never the thought of just one person, the liberal model of individual religious, political, and economic freedom developed over hundreds of years starting with Martin Luther’s dictum that every man should be his own priest. Although, classical liberalism means different things to different people, at its most basic level, this model sees human beings as individuals who exist prior to government and have rights over government and the social good. That is, the individual right always trumps the moral and social good and individuals have few obligations to one another unless they actively choose to undertake them. Possibility’s Parents argues that Lockean liberalism has reached the end of its logic in ways that make it unable to handle the western world’s most pressing problems and that novelists whose writing includes the form and texture of myth have important insights to offer on the way forward.

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]
A Book

by Gary Westfahl

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2021-07-31
  • Pages : 766
  • ISBN : 1440866171
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

Field of Schemes

Field of Schemes
How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, Revised and Expanded Edition

by Neil deMause,Joanna Cagan

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2015-03-01
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 0803285485
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dragon Lords 3: Bad Faith

The Dragon Lords 3: Bad Faith
A Book

by Jon Hollins

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2018-08-14
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0356507696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Will and his comrades went to war to overthrow the reign of dragons, winning battle after battle, gold and, best of all, a reputation as conquering heroes. But now they've angered the gods, these great dragonslayers suddenly need to turn to the dragons for help . . . We won't tell if you don't. 'Jon Hollins is a one-of-a-kind storyteller, a master of epic fun and nonstop action' Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld

Considering Aaron Sorkin

Considering Aaron Sorkin
Essays on the Politics, Poetics and Sleight of Hand in the Films and Television Series

by Thomas Fahy

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2005-01-11
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 0786421207
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This collection of essays on the work of Aaron Sorkin affords greater insight into the complexities of his writing, drawing connections between the film and television output of today's most prominent and influential screenwriter"--Provided by publisher.

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler

The Christian Mama's Guide to Parenting a Toddler
Everything You Need to Know to Survive (and Love) Your Child's Terrible Twos

by Erin MacPherson

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2013-04-08
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0849964334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What's a mom to do when her sweet baby's smiles and snuggles turn to tears and tantrums? This take on everything toddler—from throwing food to potty training to massive toddler fits—is filled with sanity-saving advice every mom wants to hear. Helpful tips include how to: stop a tantrum in its tracks (or at least survive the tantrum without breaking into tears of your own) discipline your child in a way that demonstrates Christ's redeeming love make your marriage a priority when your kid is a squeaky wheel that always seems to need your time and attention introduce your child to Jesus in a way that leads to authentic faith convince a one-and-a-half year old that broccoli really is better than cookies—even if you don't believe it yourself Moms will be entertained and encouraged by the amusing anecdotes and godly advice of this comprehensive, topical approach to parenting one and two year olds.

Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction

Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction
A Book

by Bernice M. Murphy

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2017-12-04
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1474414869
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.

New Working-Class Studies

New Working-Class Studies
A Book

by John Russo,Sherry Lee Linkon

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-08-06
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1501718576
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"We put the working class, in all its varieties, at the center of our work. The new working-class studies is not only about the labor movement, or about workers of any particular kind, or workers in any particular place—even in the workplace. Instead, we ask questions about how class works for people at work, at home, and in the community. We explore how class both unites and divides working-class people, which highlights the importance of understanding how class shapes and is shaped by race, gender, ethnicity, and place. We reflect on the common interests as well as the divisions between the most commonly imagined version of the working class—industrial, blue-collar workers—and workers in the 'new economy' whose work and personal lives seem, at first glance, to place them solidly in the middle class."—from the Introduction In John Russo and Sherry Lee Linkon's book, contributors trace the origins of the new working-class studies, explore how it is being developed both within and across fields, and identify key themes and issues. Historians, economists, geographers, sociologists, and scholars of literature and cultural studies introduce many and varied aspects of this emerging field. Throughout, they consider how the study of working-class life transforms traditional disciplines and stress the importance of popular and artistic representations of working-class life.

Night School

Night School
(Jack Reacher 21)

by Lee Child

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-11-07
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1473508797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I know I say this every year. . .But. Best. Reacher. Ever." (Karin Slaughter) It's just a voice plucked from the air: 'The American wants a hundred million dollars'. For what? Who from? It's 1996, and the Soviets are long gone. But now there's a new enemy. In an apartment in Hamburg, a group of smartly-dressed young Saudis are planning something big. In the morning they gave Reacher a medal, and in the afternoon they sent him back to school. Jack Reacher is fresh off a secret mission. The Army pats him on the back and sends him to a school with only three students: Reacher, an FBI agent, and a CIA analyst. Their assignment? To find that American. And what he's selling. And to whom. _________ Although the Jack Reacher novels can be read in any order, Night School is 21st in the series. And be sure not to miss Reacher's newest adventure, no.26, Better off Dead! ***OUT NOW***

Teaching by Heart

Teaching by Heart
One Professor's Journey to Inspire

by Thomas J. DeLong

  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release : 2020-01-14
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 163369853X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The best teachers are leaders, and the best leaders are teachers. Teaching by Heart summarizes the author's key insights gained from more than forty years of teaching and managing. It illustrates how teachers can both lift people up and let them down. It proposes that the best teachers are also leaders, and the best leaders are also teachers. In examining how to lead and teach, renowned Harvard Business School professor Thomas J. DeLong takes the reader inside his own head and heart. He notes that, as teachers, we often focus more on our inadequacies and missteps than on our strengths and unique talents. He explains why this is so by dissecting and analyzing his own experiences--using himself as a case study. The book's goal is to help readers learn about the intricacies of teaching and managing, and to impart lessons about how teachers can create a unique teaching atmosphere. To do this, the author analyzes the process of creating a curriculum, preparing for an eighty-minute class, managing the fifteen minutes before class begins, and evaluating the nature of the teaching experience after the session concludes. Along the way, he connects specific classroom behaviors with leadership issues--in organizations, in teams, and in personal relationships. He also asks--and answers--some provocative questions, such as: What happens on multiple levels when I teach or lead--with me, students, or professionals? What am I thinking and feeling as I process what students are thinking and feeling? How are my internal conversations affecting how I teach and lead? How do I manage my biases, including having "favorite" students? To what extent can I use teaching methods in the arena of management? Throughout Teaching by Heart, DeLong discusses why empathy and authenticity matter. When teachers embrace this mindset, students have the opportunity to have a unique learning experience. Teachers and managers will learn how to create moments of transformation for students. Whether you're a university professor, a student, a business leader, or just someone fascinated by teaching, this book will instruct, entertain, and--hopefully--inspire.

Ultimate Baseball Road Trip

Ultimate Baseball Road Trip
A Fan's Guide to Major League Stadiums

by Josh Pahigian,Kevin O'Connell

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2012-03-27
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0762784199
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most entertaining and comprehensive guide to every baseball fan’s dream road trip—including every new ballpark since the 2004 edition—revised and completely updated!

The Edible Tao

The Edible Tao
Munching My Way Toward Enlightenment

by Ruth Pennington Paget

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2003-08
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 0595291376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My sister worked as a waitress at the Ho-Ho Inn, a Chinese restaurant, on Cass Street in Detroit. She sat a plate of Egg Foo Yung in front of five-year-old me. I had a way with words and quickly renamed this Egg Foo "Yuck." Tears ran down my cheeks as I thought about eating this worm-like mess of food. The Chinese waiter called George came in and looked at me. They took the Egg Foo "Yuck" and threw it in the garbage, then he went to the freezer and got me one of those ice cream treats that Chinese restaurants serve; a coconut flavored outer shell of ice cream surrounding a mango core. My sister came in and glared at me. George said, "She ate everything, so I gave her an ice cream." I smiled sweetly at George. My love for the Chinese, if not their food, began at that instant. --"The Edible Tao"

Strong Towns

Strong Towns
A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity

by Charles L. Marohn, Jr.

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2019-09-25
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1119564808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new way forward for sustainable quality of life in cities of all sizes Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Build American Prosperity is a book of forward-thinking ideas that breaks with modern wisdom to present a new vision of urban development in the United States. Presenting the foundational ideas of the Strong Towns movement he co-founded, Charles Marohn explains why cities of all sizes continue to struggle to meet their basic needs, and reveals the new paradigm that can solve this longstanding problem. Inside, you’ll learn why inducing growth and development has been the conventional response to urban financial struggles—and why it just doesn’t work. New development and high-risk investing don’t generate enough wealth to support itself, and cities continue to struggle. Read this book to find out how cities large and small can focus on bottom-up investments to minimize risk and maximize their ability to strengthen the community financially and improve citizens’ quality of life. Develop in-depth knowledge of the underlying logic behind the “traditional” search for never-ending urban growth Learn practical solutions for ameliorating financial struggles through low-risk investment and a grassroots focus Gain insights and tools that can stop the vicious cycle of budget shortfalls and unexpected downturns Become a part of the Strong Towns revolution by shifting the focus away from top-down growth toward rebuilding American prosperity Strong Towns acknowledges that there is a problem with the American approach to growth and shows community leaders a new way forward. The Strong Towns response is a revolution in how we assemble the places we live.

They Promoted Me?

They Promoted Me?
A Primer for the New Supervisor

by Jim Weaver

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 1999-12-01
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 1583487379
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You just received your first promotion. Now what do you do? How should you act? What can you expect from your organization and your subordinates? What can they expect from you? How do you begin? Will work life be almost the same or incredibly different? These questions and many others confuse, intimidate, and frighten new supervisors. Unfortunately, organizations invest considerable amounts of money and energy into selecting a supervisor, then expect appropriate behavior with little or no supervisory training. “They Promoted Me?” fills that void with a down to earth, common sense primer for new supervisors. Filled with interesting stories and examples, this easy to read book will be a godsend for anyone newly promoted who wants to do a good job, but needs a little basic training in the field of supervision.