The Business Of Naming Things

Author: Michael Coffey
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
ISBN: 1934137863
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“Riveting . . . vibrant and unsparing.” —Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed review)

“Superb. . . . Startlingly original.” —Library Journal (starred review)

“Once I started reading these stories, I couldn’t stop. They absorbed me thoroughly, with their taut narratives and evocative language—the language of a poet.” —JAY PARINI, author of Jesus: The Human Face of God and The Last Station

“Sherwood Anderson would recognize this world of lonely, longing characters, whose surface lives Coffey tenderly plumbs. These beautiful stories—spare, rich, wise and compelling—go to the heart.” —FREDERIC TUTEN, author of Self Portraits: Fictions and Tintin in the New World

“Whether [Coffey is] writing about a sinning priest or a man who’s made a career out of branding or about himself, we can smell Coffey’s protagonists and feel their breath on our cheek. Like Chekhov, he must be a notebook writer; how else to explain the strange quirks and the perfect but unaccountable details that animate these intimate portraits?” —EDMUND WHITE, author of Inside a Pearl and A Boy’s Own Story

Among these eight stories, a fan of writer (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey gains an audience with him at his life’s end, two pals take a Joycean sojourn, a man whose business is naming things meets a woman who may not be what she seems, and a father discovers his son is a suspect in an assassination attempt on the president. In each tale, Michael Coffey’s exquisite attention to character underlies the brutally honest perspectives of his disenchanted fathers, damaged sons, and orphans left feeling perpetually disconnected.

Michael Coffey is the author of three books of poems and 27 Men Out, a book about baseball’s perfect games. He also co-edited The Irish in America, a book about Irish immigration to America, which was a companion volume to a PBS documentary series. He divides his time between Manhattan and Bolton Landing, New York. The Business of Naming Things is his first work of fiction.

Turn Your Startup Into Money Making Robot

Author: Tim Matthews
Publisher: MeetCoogle
ISBN: B074L5Z24J
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This book questions business standards that we read about and repeat, just because someone else applied them. Of course, caution and good examples are essential and important principles to apply to any business, but we have to keep in mind that conclusions aren’t one size fits all. Each of them occurred at a specific time, within a certain context, with specific constraints, and all that changes fast, especially in the startup environment.
Planning and thinking need to be limited and time framed. Planning is important, but getting things done is even more so. For startups this principle is crucial: if you don’t start doing it, someone else will.
What you really need to do is stop talking and start working. This book shows you the way. You'll learn how to be more productive, how to get exposure without breaking the bank, and tons more counterintuitive ideas that will inspire and provoke you.
There’s plenty of advice about raising funds, finding a great team and how to handle growth.

The Business Of Naming Things

Author: Michael Coffey
ISBN: 9781934137864
Size: 61.88 MB
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"Among these eight stories, a fan of writer (and fellow adoptee) Harold Brodkey gains an audience with him at his life's end; two pals take a Joycean sojourn; a man in the business of naming things meets a woman who may not be what she ...


Author: Thorsten Pattberg
Publisher: Thorsten Pattberg
ISBN: 0984209115
Size: 41.61 MB
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In our world, people would do it all the time, if names were not legally protected,
for example by family law. ... As with all "markets", and the business of naming
things is certainly a business like any other - that are not yet regulated, or are
only ...

Genesis One Commentary In Light Of Modern Science

Author: J.A. Merritt
ISBN: 1300609036
Size: 69.97 MB
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Night called-He darkness-the-and ,Day light-the God called-And ־יהיו ברע ־יהיו רקב
םוי ׃דחא .One Day— ... God is in the business of naming things, such as the stars,
all of which He amazingly names (Ps 147:481; Is 40:2682). Light appears to be ...

Wittgenstein S Lectures On The Foundations Of Mathematics Cambridge 1939

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022630860X
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(This is connected with the fact that in logic the examples are always of classes
which contain very small numbers.) ... The business of naming things and
correlating names depends on knowing when you have to repeat the same name
; you ...

Quality Murders

Author: Dan Shine
Publisher: BlackOpalBooks
ISBN: 162694427X
Size: 47.73 MB
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Chapter 31 A Teaching Hospital Among the things Amir first noticed when he
started at College Hospital was “Dr. Abraham ... Of course, as he perfectly well
knew, the business of naming things had advanced further in the medical world
than ...

The Crisis Of Evangelical Christianity

Author: Keith C. Sewell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498238769
Size: 75.22 MB
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Emerging Challenges: Nominalism and Reformation The intellectual life of the
medieval West was never as barren or ... now viewed as mere requirements of
linguistic expression—a necessary feature of the business of naming things and

The Mantle Of Silence

Author: E. J. Rath
Size: 62.35 MB
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and kept the prow steadily southward, as nearly as the winding channels would
permit. As we finally emerged from the last ... While we ate a hasty meal we
began the business of naming things in this virgin country. Very likely the Indians
had ...

The Thin Book Of Naming Elephants

Author: Sue Annis Hammond
Publisher: Thin Book Publishing
ISBN: 0982206852
Size: 54.27 MB
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Using NASA's tragic accidents and Enron's bankruptcy as examples of the price of not having open, constructive dialogue, The Thin Book of Naming Elephants shows how great companies create an environment that encourages and listens to input ...

The Power Of Naming

Author: Melanie Dewberry
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 1401950027
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<p>Who are you, really? This is the central question. The question you might have been asking yourself all these years. Who are you without your title, your gender, your talent, your weight, your income, or your personality?

The Manas Reader

Author: Editors Manas
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Size: 34.33 MB
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A wonderful section called "Talk" in John Holt's How Children Learn is devoted to
the way children start using their first words, and how they may feel about the
business of naming things. Mr. Holt says: . . . when we name an object, we put it
in ...