Imagine Wanting Only This

Author: Kristen Radtke
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870842
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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Forbes • Lit Hub • Electric Lit A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and the sight of an abandoned mining town after his funeral marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places left behind. Over time, this fascination deepened until it triggered a journey around the world in search of ruined places. Now, in this genre-smashing graphic memoir, she leads us through deserted cities in the American Midwest, an Icelandic town buried in volcanic ash, islands in the Philippines, New York City, and the delicate passageways of the human heart. Along the way, we learn about her family and a rare genetic heart disease that has been passed down through generations, and revisit tragic events in America’s past. A narrative that is at once narrative and factual, historical and personal, Radtke’s stunning illustrations and piercing text never shy away from the big questions: Why are we here, and what will we leave behind? (With black-and-white illustrations throughout; part of the Pantheon Graphic Novel series)

Night And Day

Author: Virginia Woolf
Publisher: Restless Books
ISBN: 1632060329
Size: 42.74 MB
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En la novela carnavalesca Super extra grande el maestro cubano de la ciencia ficción YOSS, ganador del codiciado premio UPC de Ciencia Ficción en 2010, nos ofrece una ópera narrativa donde el humor adquiere proporciones intergalácticas. En un futuro lejano, los seres humanos convivirán con criaturas de inmensa variedad: amebas que cubren mundos enteros, hembras sensuales que se alimentan de sustancias procedentes de los sistemas reproductivos de los machos de su raza, reptiles parlantes y otras creaciones extraídas de los clásicos de la ficción ciencia cubana e internacional. Jan Amos Sangan Dongo, el protagonista de Super extra grande, es un veterinario especializado en el tratamiento de animales sobredimensionados en las partes más recónditas de la galaxia. En una tarea casi sobrehumana, Dongo tiene como desafío penetrar las profundidades intestinales de una de estas bestias inmensas para proteger su humanidad y la nuestra. En esta cómica novela, YOSS une su extenso conocimiento de biología con su vasta curiosidad y su imaginación salvaje dándonos un ejemplo incomparable de la tradición paródica dentro de la CF cubana. Nacido en La Habana en 1988, el escritor José Miguel Sánchez Gómez adopta el nombre de pluma YOSS luego de ganar el prestigioso Premio David de Ciencia Ficción por su libro de cuentos Timshel. Se graduó con un título en Biología en 1991 y formó parte del curso inaugural sobre técnicas narrativas en el Centro de Jorge Cardoso Onelio de Formación Literaria en 1999. Yoss, que se destaca tanto por su estética de rockero como por su pasión por la ciencia y la mitología, es autor de obras de ficción realista así como de CF. Escribe novela, ensayo y crítica y es promotor de talleres literarios.

The Kiss Intimacies From Writers

Author: Brian Turner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393635279
Size: 40.62 MB
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Kisses from Nick Flynn, Rebecca Makkai, Pico Iyer, Ilyse Kusnetz, Andre Dubus III, Christian Kiefer, Camille T. Dungy, Major Jackson, Bich Minh Nguyen, Terrance Hayes, Ada Limón, Honor Moore, Téa Obreht and Dan Sheehan, Kazim Ali, Beth Ann Fennelly, and others In this wide-ranging collection of essays, stories, graphic memoir, and cross-genre work, writers explore the deeply human act of kissing, and share their thoughts on a specific kiss—the unexpected and unforgettable, the sublime and the ambiguous, the devastating and the regenerative. Selections from beloved authors “tantalize with such grace that they linger sweetly in your mind for days” (New York Times Book Review), as they explore the messy and complicated intimacies that exist in our actual lives, as well as in the complicated landscape of the imagination. This is a book meant to be read from cover to cover, just as much as it’s meant to be dipped into—with each kiss pulling us closer to the moments in our lives that matter most.

Waveform

Author: Marcia Aldrich
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820350214
Size: 55.22 MB
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Waveform champions the diversity of women s approaches to the structure ofthe essay today a site of invention and innovation, with experiments in col-lage, fragments, segmentation, braids, triptychs, and diptychs."

The Rough Guide To Graphic Novels

Author: Danny Fingeroth
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Explains the history and types of graphic novels and lists must-read ones and well-known illustrators.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

The New York Times Film Reviews 1999 2000

Author: New York Times Theater Reviews
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415936965
Size: 79.65 MB
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From the Oscar-winning blockbustersAmerican BeautyandShakespeare in Loveto Sundance oddities likeAmerican MovieandThe Tao of Steve, to foreign films such asAll About My Mother, the latest volume in this popular series features a chronological collection of facsimiles of every film review and awards article published inThe New York Timesbetween January 1999 and December 2000. Includes a full index of personal names, titles, and corporate names. This collection is an invaluable resource for all libraries.