Through on-the-ground observations and anecdotes, and drawing on the thinking of artists, writers and innovators who have cherished solitude, Alone Time illuminates the psychological arguments for alone time and lays bare the magic of going solo.
Presents a history of transportation and communication in the modern Middle East. This title argues that contrary to accepted wisdom technological modernity in Egypt did not drive a sense of time focused on standardization only.
THIS COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND VIGNETTES MARKED ERNEST HEMINGWAY´S AMERICAN DEBUT AND MADE HIM FAMOUS When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside Sherwood Anderson and Gertrude Stein among the most promising American writers of that period. In Our Time contains several early Hemingway classics, including the famous Nick Adams stories ´´Indian Camp,´´ ´´The Doctor and the Doctor´s Wife,´´ ´´The Three Day Blow,´´ and ´´The Battler,´´ and introduces readers to the hallmarks of the Hemingway style: a lean, tough prose -- enlivened by an car for the colloquial and an eye for the realistic that suggests, through the simplest of statements, a sense of moral value and a clarity of heart. Now recognized as one of the most original short story collections in twentieth-century literature, In Our Time provides a key to Hemingway´s later works.
´´What is the meaning of being?´´ This is the central question of Martin Heidegger´s profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central influence on later philosophy, literature, art, and criticism--as well as existentialism and much of postmodern thought--´´Being and Time´´ forever changed the intellectual map of the modern world. As Richard Rorty wrote in the ´´New York Times Book Review,´´ ´´You cannot read most of the important thinkers of recent times without taking Heidegger´s thought into account.´´ This first paperback edition of John Macquarrie and Edward Robinson´s definitive translation also features a new foreword by Heidegger scholar Taylor Carman.
The deliciously uplifting new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of THIS COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING. Not to be missed by readers of Lucy Diamond and Katie Fforde. When Mimi first visits her dad´s new home in the Cotswolds, she falls in love with Goosebrook and the people who live there. (Well, maybe not snooty Henrietta, who lets Mimi walk miles in the rain rather than give her a lift.) There´s Paddy, with his flashing eyes and seductive charm. Friendly and funny Lois makes Mimi laugh. And seriously gorgeous Cal is welcoming and charismatic. Though Mimi loves her city life and her career, she´d be very happy to return to Goosebrook if it means seeing more of him. Life is about to take some unexpected and shocking twists and turns. And Mimi´s path and Cal´s are set to cross again and again - but will it ever be the right time for both of them? ´The queen of witty, heart-warming, feel-good love stories´ Red
What if Belle´s mother cursed the Beast? As Old as Time is the third book in the hit YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways. When Belle touches the Beast´s enchanted rose, memories flood through Belle´s mind-memories of a mother she thought she would never see again. And, stranger still, she sees that her beautiful mother is none other than the enchantress who cursed the castle and all its inhabitants. Shocked and confused, Belle and the Beast will have to unravel a dark mystery about their families that is 21 years in the making.
Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over her long writing career, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children´s stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers´ Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen´s The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney´s Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan´s Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich collection of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. She makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture.
Sixteen-year-old Red desperately tries to fit in with her peers while saving her grandmother´s failing bakery, handle her crush on Peter, and protect herself from the ferocious wolves that attack around each full moon.