The Reconstructionist

The Reconstructionist Author Nick Arvin
ISBN-10 9781446440353
Release 2011-12-31
Pages 336
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At a loose end after college, Ellis Barstow drifts back to his hometown and takes a job as a reconstructionist – investigating and recreating the details of fatal car accidents. Ellis forms a bond with his boss John Boggs, who believes that if two cars meeting at an intersection can be called an accident, then anything can – where we live, what we do, even who we fall in love with. For Ellis these things are certainly no accident and he harbours two secrets of his own. The car crash that killed his half-brother is a memory that still haunts him, and his feelings for John’s wife threaten to blow apart the men’s lives. As Ellis tries to make sense of his own life, the story’s momentum builds to a desperate race towards confrontation, reconciliation and survival.



The Reconstructionist

The Reconstructionist Author Josephine Hart
ISBN-10 0099424339
Release 2003
Pages 218
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Coolly and compellingly narrated by a man dedicated to the examination of other people's pasts and the reconstruction of their lives, this is a brilliant, dark and gripping new novel that surpasses even Hart's masterpiece, Damage. A psychiatrist, Jack is divorced. His own past and that of his beautiful, enigmatic sister Kate certainly bear scrutiny. Then he gets a phone call telling him that their family house in Ireland is for sale - and when he finally returns to the house, terrible truths emerge about what happened there years ago in a family tragedy that left indelible marks on those who survived it. The facts have been reconstructed many times, but the shocking truth has not.



My People s Prayer Book Shabbat morning Shacharit and Musaf morning and additional services

My People s Prayer Book  Shabbat morning  Shacharit and Musaf  morning and additional services Author Lawrence A. Hoffman
ISBN-10 9781580232401
Release 1997
Pages 212
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This volume of the My People's Prayer Book series celebrates Shabbat morning and guides us to a new understanding of this day of rest, memory and joy.



Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel

Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel Author Maria Giulia Fabi
ISBN-10 0252026675
Release 2001
Pages 187
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Passing And the Rise of the African American Novelrestores to its rightful place a body of American literature that has long been overlooked, dismissed, or misjudged. This insightful reconsideration of nineteenth-century African American fiction uncovers the literary artistry and ideological complexity of a body of work that laid the foundation For the Harlem Renaissance and changed the course of American letters. Focusing on the trope of passing--black characters lightskinned enough to pass for white--M. Giulia Fabi shows how early African American authors such as William Wells Brown, Frank J. Webb, Charles W. Chesnutt, Sutton E. Griggs, Frances E. W. Harper, Edward A. Johnson, and James Weldon Johnson transformed traditional representations of blackness and moved beyond the tragic mulatto motif. Challenging the myths of racial purity And The color line, these authors used passing to celebrate a distinctive, African American history, culture, and worldview. Fabi examines how early black writers adapted existing literary forms, including the sentimental romance, The domestic novel, And The utopian novel, To express their convictions and concerns about slavery, segregation, and racism. Chesnutt used passing as both a structural and a thematic element, while James Weldon Johnson innovated by parodying the earlier novels of passing and presenting the decision to pass as the result, rather than the cause, of cultural alienation. Fabi also gives a historical overview of the canon-making enterprises of African American critics from the 1850s To The 1990s and considers how their concerns about promoting the canonization of African American literature affected their perceptions of nineteenth-century black fiction.



My People s Prayer Book Birkhot hashachar morning blessings

My People s Prayer Book  Birkhot hashachar  morning blessings Author Lawrence A. Hoffman
ISBN-10 9781879045835
Release 1997
Pages 240
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Jewish prayers are presented in traditional Hebrew, accompanied by both a modern translation and commentary by Jewish scholars and teachers, who cover the prayers' connections to the Bible, history, traditional law, Kabbalistic wisdom, feminism, modern developments, and more.



Faith and Fiction

Faith and Fiction Author Anita Gandolfo
ISBN-10 0275991962
Release 2007
Pages 192
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Examines the current phenomenon of "Christian Literature" from The Da Vinci Code to the Left Behind series to reveal what these trends say about our culture, our faith, and our religious experiences.



Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Theory

Philosophy and Psychoanalytic Theory Author Bert Olivier
ISBN-10 303911901X
Release 2009
Pages 245
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The essays brought together in this volume are written from the dual perspectives of philosophy and psychoanalytic theory. Sometimes more weight is given to the one perspective than to the other and vice versa, but always with the conviction that the rational, argumentative and hermeneutic-interpretive approach of philosophy requires the sobering influence of psychoanalytic theory's conception of the human being as a split subject, prone to the laws of the unconscious, no less than to those of reason. Topics range from the question concerning the relation between discourse, evil and the agency of the subject to that of the non-relativistic ethical positioning of the psychotherapist; from the problem of overcoming relativism by way of a poststructuralist understanding of language to that of a cogent (Derridean) philosophical response to global 'terrorism'; and from a Lacanian understanding of narrative identity, of human knowledge as 'paranoiac', and of 'trauma literature' to a Kristevan perspective on nature as 'abject' in the light of the degradation of ecosystems globally.



Reconstructionist

Reconstructionist Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HXP5H9
Release 1950
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Reconstructionist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Reconstructionist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Reconstructionist book for free.



A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel

A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel Author Francis O'Gorman
ISBN-10 9780470757550
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 304
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This volume presents fresh approaches to classic Victorian fiction from 1830-1900. Opens up for the reader the cultural world in which the Victorian novel was written and read. Crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. Provides fresh perspectives on how Victorian fiction relates to different contexts, such as class, sexuality, empire, psychology, law and biology.



Reading the American Novel 1865 1914

Reading the American Novel 1865 1914 Author G. R. Thompson
ISBN-10 9780631234067
Release 2012
Pages 434
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An indispensable tool for teachers and students of American literature, Reading the American Novel 1865-1914 provides a comprehensive introduction to the American novel in the post-civil war period. Locates American novels and stories within a specific historical and literary context Offers fresh analyses of key selected literary works Addresses a wide audience of academics and non-academics in clear, accessible prose Demonstrates the changing mentality of 19th-century America entering the 20th century Explores the relationship between the intellectual and artistic output of the time and the turbulent socio-political context



New America A Novel

New America  A Novel Author
ISBN-10 9781884454585
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New America A Novel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from New America A Novel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full New America A Novel book for free.



Anita Diamant s The Red Tent

Anita Diamant s The Red Tent Author Ann Finding
ISBN-10 0826415741
Release 2004-09-07
Pages 88
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Continuum Contemporaries give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a through and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series all follow the same structure: a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or television adaptations, literary prizes, and so forth; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including web sites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.



The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature I M

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature  I   M Author Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
ISBN-10 031333062X
Release 2005
Pages 2483
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Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.



The Genesis of Fiction

The Genesis of Fiction Author Terry R. Wright
ISBN-10 9781317030768
Release 2016-03-09
Pages 200
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This book considers a range of twentieth-century novelists who practise a creative mode of reading the Bible, exploring aspects of the Book of Genesis which more conventional biblical criticism sometimes ignores. Each chapter considers some of the interpretive challenges of the relevant story in Genesis, especially those noted by rabbinic midrash, which serves as a model for such creative rewriting of the biblical text. All the novelists considered, from Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Thomas Mann to Jeanette Winterson, Anita Diamant and Jenny Diski, are shown to have been aware of the midrashic tradition and in some cases to have incorporated significant elements from it into their own writing. The questions these modern and postmodern writers ask of the Bible, however, go beyond those permitted by the rabbis and by other believing interpretive communities. Each chapter therefore attempts to chart intertextually where the writers are coming from, what principles govern their mode of reading and rewriting Genesis, and what conclusions can be drawn about the ways in which it remains possible to relate to the Bible.



The Law of Similars

The Law of Similars Author Chris Bohjalian
ISBN-10 9781400032969
Release 2002-08-13
Pages 336
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" The Law of Similars is fast-paced and absorbing. Few writers can manipulate a plot with Bohjalian's grace and power."-The New York Times Book Review From the number one bestselling author of Midwives comes this riveting medical thriller about a lawyer, a homeopath, and a tragic death. When one of homeopath Carissa Lake's patients falls into an allergy-induced coma, possibly due to her prescribed remedy, Leland Fowler's office starts investigating the case. But Leland is also one of Carissa's patients, and he is begining to realize that he has fallen in love with her. As love and legal obligations collide, Leland comes face-to-face with an ethical dilemma of enormous proportions. Graceful, intelligent, and suspenseful, The Law of Similars is a powerful examination of the links between hope and hubris, love and deception. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Chris Bohjalian's The Light in the Ruins.



The Greatest Rabbis Hall of Fame

The Greatest Rabbis Hall of Fame Author Alex J. Goldman
ISBN-10 0933503148
Release 1987
Pages 388
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"Miracle of miracles, the Jewish people live on! And how did the eternal people survive Russian pogroms, secular enlightenment (kaskalah), the Holocaust, two World Wars and--gravest of all--American assimilation? With the guidance of exceptional rabbis--that's how. The essential biographies of twenty-two major rabbinical figures are assembled here in THE GREATEST RABBIS HALL OF FAME, a Who's Who of Outstanding American Rabbis.



Over the Top Judaism

Over the Top Judaism Author Elliot Gertel
ISBN-10 0761826246
Release 2003
Pages 299
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Over the Top Judaism offers criticism of scores of television episodes and films, mainly between 1980 and 2002, that highlight the beliefs and practices of Judaism, real or perceived. Author Elliot Gertel examines parallels and precedents in both media, and organizes the works topically, concluding with the most promising efforts. Chapters on classic television episodes cite interviews with writers and producers from Gertel's rare oral histories.