Author: Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Bond Street Books
The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?
Author: Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol'
Motivation For Dummies
Author: Gillian Burn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Packed with motivational tools and techniques to help you succeed Inspire yourself and others to make positive changes and create a more motivated life Motivation is a powerful tool and is central to achieving your goals; whether you want to change your career, promote teamwork in the office, quit a bad habit, or find a new interest, you need to find the motivation to get going and keep going! This no-nonsense guide explains the psychology of motivation and offers practical strategies to help you master your mind and body to unlock your motivation and get more of what you want in all aspects of your life. Discover how to: * Muster the motivation to make a change * Motivate your mind and your body * Set goals and maintain motivation * Develop a strategy for success * Overcome motivational barriers and deal with setbacks
Latin For Dummies
Author: Clifford A. Hull, Steven R. Perkins, Tracy Barr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Earn-lay atin-Lay? No, not that kind of Latin! You can learn true Latin, with conjugations, declensions, and all those extra syllables – and it’s easier than you think. In fact, most people mistakenly think of learning Latin as perhaps the most useless, tedious, and difficult thing to do on earth. They couldn’t be more wrong. Latin For Dummies takes you back for a quick jaunt through the parlance of ancient Rome, as well as discussing the progress of Latin into church language, and its status today as the “dead” language that lives on in English, Spanish, Italian, and most other Western tongues. Written for those with zero prior knowledge of Latin, this snappy guide puts the basics at your fingertips and steers clear of the arcane, schoolmarm stereotype of endless declensions and Herculean translations. Easy-to-understand sections describe: Latin you already know Grammar Pronunciation Latin in action Latin in law Latin in medicine Latin for impressing your friends And much more No dusty tome or other such artifact, Latin For Dummies makes learning fun and brings the language to life by presenting conversations in various Roman settings, as well as providing fun facts and stories about classical life. And if you feel you may actually have a negative aptitude for the language, don’t worry; pronunciations and translations follow every expression, and a helpful mini-dictionary graces the book’s last pages. You’ll also find out about: The quotable Roman Latin graffiti Latin authors who’s who Gladiator Latin Latin in love, marriage, and family From the mouth of Julius Caesar Romans on drink Helpful Latin-related Web sites Fun and games exercises Designed to introduce and familiarize you with the language rather than make you the next Cicero, Latin For Dummies gives you all the tools you need to work at your own pace to learn as much or as little as you like. So noli timere (no-lee tih-may-reh) – “have no fear” – and carpe diem (“pick up Latin For Dummies today”)!
Oedipus on the Road
Author: Henry Bauchau, Anne-Marie Glasheen
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
An award-winning Belgian author writes a missing chapter for Sophocles's Oedipus, as the blinded Oedipus endures numerous rites of passage that lead him to spiritual and physical realization. First serial, Grand Street.
The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators--Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father In striking, virtuoso graphic style that captures both the immediacy of childhood and the fervor of political idealism, Riad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria--but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation. Riad, delicate and wide-eyed, follows in the trail of his mismatched parents; his mother, a bookish French student, is as modest as his father is flamboyant. Venturing first to the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State and then joining the family tribe in Homs, Syria, they hold fast to the vision of the paradise that always lies just around the corner. And hold they do, though food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and with locks banned, the Sattoufs come home one day to discover another family occupying their apartment. The ultimate outsider, Riad, with his flowing blond hair, is called the ultimate insult... Jewish. And in no time at all, his father has come up with yet another grand plan, moving from building a new people to building his own great palace. Brimming with life and dark humor, The Arab of the Future reveals the truth and texture of one eccentric family in an absurd Middle East, and also introduces a master cartoonist in a work destined to stand alongside Maus and Persepolis.
Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies
The Living Unknown Soldier
Author: Jean-Yves Le Naour, Penny Allen
Chronicles the remarkable story of a World War I soldier who was discovered wandering in France with no memory of his identity and who was the focus of twenty years of court battles when he was "claimed" by hundreds of families whose fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers had been lost in combat. Reprint.
The Laughter of a Sage
Author: Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Publisher: Editions Prosveta
The sage’s laugh is a laugh of freedom. For what the sage has understood has freed him from the pointless burdens of life and propelled him to regions where an eternal sun shines. And the sage’s only wish is to impart this hard-earned light to those who are with him or who come to visit him. But it takes so long for them to integrate it! The only thing therefore that the sage can communicate immediately is the joy he derives from this wisdom – the joy that fills his heart to overflowing – and his laughter is the expression of this joy, which we can also call love. Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
A Heart So White
Author: Javier Marias
Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award, and widely considered Javier Marías's masterpiece, A Heart So White is a breathtaking novel about family secrets that chronicles the relentless power of the past. Juan knows little of the interior life of his father Ranz; but when Juan marries, he begins to consider the past anew, and begins to ponder what he doesn't really want to know. Secrecy--its possible convenience, its price, and even its civility--hovers throughout the novel. A Heart So White becomes a sort of anti-detective story of human nature. Intrigue; the sins of the father; the fraudulent and the genuine; marriage and strange repetitions of violence: Marías elegantly sends shafts of inquisitory light into shadows and onto the costs of ambivalence.
The Craig Hunt Linux Library provides the advanced information that Linux professionals and systems administrators need to keep their Linux servers up and running at maximum efficiency. Developed by noted Linux and TCP/IP guru Craig Hunt and written by acknowledged Linux experts, these books dig deeper into each of the eight key Linux topics -- Samba, Apache, DHCP, NFS and Automounter, Sendmail, DNS, security, and system administration -- than any other book on the market. -- Erez Zadok, creator of the latest release of Automounter Daemon (Amd) pens this comprehensive look inside the most popular Linux/Unix distributed file system. -- Learn how to install and configure Amd and NFS for optimum speed and reliability. -- This addition to the popular Craig Hunt Linux Library gives you an in-depth look at troubleshooting NFS access problems, server-side and client security, plus using the Automounter query tool (Amq).
‘Don’t Be Silly, Leo. Strangers Don’t Get Married.’ Leo Zikos should be celebrating securing a perfectly convenient fiancée, but it’s left him cold. Instead it’s stranger Grace Donovan’s impeccable beauty that fires his blood. So he decides to pursue one last night of freedom...
Author: Nancy Burson
Seeing is Believing.For the past 2000 years the Universe has asked mankind to believe in God without proof. Now there has been a policy change. Since the beginning of 2006, Nancy Burseon has been allowed to show audiences in the US and Europe the highly s
Author: Zadie Smith
A New York Times bestseller Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize for Fiction An ambitious, exuberant new novel moving from northwest London to West Africa, from the multi-award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty Two brown girls dream of being dancers--but only one, Tracey, has talent. The other has ideas: about rhythm and time, about black bodies and black music, about what constitutes a tribe, or makes a person truly free. It's a close but complicated childhood friendship that ends abruptly in their early twenties, never to be revisited, but never quite forgotten, either. Dazzlingly energetic and deeply human, Swing Time is a story about friendship and music and stubborn roots, about how we are shaped by these things and how we can survive them. Moving from northwest London to West Africa, it is an exuberant dance to the music of time.
Author: Jack Donovan, Nathan F. Miller
"Fresh and truthful reflections on modern masculinity..." - Vice Magazine Blood-brotherhoods and similar rites have been employed by men to mark friendships and alliances for thousands of years. Evidence of the practice can be found in the lore, literature and recorded history of most cultures-from Norse and Celtic mythologies to the tribes of Africa, Australia and the South Pacific, to the fiction of Jack London and Mark Twain. This survey of blood-brotherhood rites is a toolbox for the imagination, containing a wealth of research about blood-brotherhood myths and practices from a wide variety of cultures and time periods, including excerpted texts and original translations by Nathan F. Miller. The second revised edition of Blood-Brotherhood from [DISSONANT HUM] was written for a general male audience. Blood-Brotherhood and Other Rites of Male Alliance remains the most comprehensive cross-cultural survey of blood-brotherhood myths and traditions currently available.