Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn, Why must you be fictional? D:
Librarian note: an alternate cover for this edition can be found here. In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics.
The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors begin to describe phenomena that for centuries had remained below the threshold of the visible and expressible. In The Birth of the Clinic the philosopher and intellectual historian who may be the true heir to Nietzsche charts this dramatic transformation of medical knowledge. As in his classic Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault shows how much what we think of as pure science owes to social and cultural attitudes — in this case, to the climate of the French Revolution. Brilliant, provocative, and omnivorously learned, his book sheds new light on the origins of our current notions of health and sickness, life and death.
This fourth edition of the Oxford Russian Dictionary is guaranteed to continue to be a leader in its field. This dictionary is an invaluable text for any serious student of Russian, or any Russian native speaker learning English. This fully updated and revised edition includes new supplementary material with a correspondence section, grammar help, and special treatment of commonly used but tricky words. The text has also been updated with thousands of new English and Russian words, especially important given changes in language and culture over the last few years. The dictionary is more accessible than ever for those struggling to master Russian--words are now shown in context to help users select the most appropriate translation. In addition, American English coverage has been greatly expanded. It remains the reference for Russian and English-speakers alike. - 500,000 words, phrases, and translations - Includes hundreds of new words, in both Russian and English - NEW Correspondence section and cultural notes - NEW special boxes give help on commonly used tricky words. Along with detailed pointers on grammar, this gives the user unparalleled aid when working in Russian and English. - Detailed coverage of the latest vocabulary, including business, specialist, and computing terminology - Extensive treatment of Russian declensions and conjugations Discover more at www.oxforddictionaries.com/access, Oxford's hub for dictionaries and language reference.
When the body of a young woman is discovered in the Lane of Many Heads, an alley in modern-day Mecca, no one will claim it, as they are all ashamed of her nakedness. As Detective Nasser pursues his investigation of the case, seemingly all of Mecca chimes in—including the Lane of Many Heads itself—in this brilliant, funny, profane, and enigmatic fever dream of a novel by Raja Alem, the first woman to win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Nasser initially suspects that the dead woman is Aisha, one of the residents of the Area, and he searches her emails for clues. The world she paints embraces everything from crime and religious extremism to the exploitation of foreign workers by a mafia of building contractors, who are destroying the historic areas of the city. In stark relief with this grimness is the beauty of her love letters to her German boyfriend. Another view reveals the city through the eyes of Yusuf, Aisha's neighbor, increasingly frustrated by the acceleration pace of change. As gripping as classic noir, nuanced as a Nabokov novel, and labyrinthine as the alleys of Mecca itself, this powerful and disturbing work of fiction masterfully reveals a city and a civilization in all its contradictions, at once beholden to brutal customs and uneasily coming to terms with new traditions.
Raja Alem's singular The Dove's Necklace is a virtuosic work of literature that deserves the world's attention.
This best-selling guitar method package brings together guitar lessons learned in the first 2 volumes of Fretboard Logic with a nonlinear approach that allows each guitarist to focus on the elements of their favorite style. Among the things discussed under Fretboard Logic III Systems are: the guitarists Menu, Analysis, Creativity and Learning & Memory. Subjects covered under Theory are: Notation Formats, Rhythm, Keys, and Intervals.Discussed under Technique are: Technical Development and Articulation Techniques.Lessons under Rhythm Playing: Forms and Progressions, Chord Progressions, Rhythms and Progressions combined.Covered under Lead Playing: Rhythmic, Iterative and Melodic Phrasing.
Lessons under Styles: Classical, Baroque, Romantic, Blues, Folk and Bluegrass, Rock and Roll, Hard Rock and Metal.Discussed under Guitar Arrangement: Chord Melody and Fingerpicking. Also discussed are Sonics and the Guitar's Tuning. Included in the latest edition are the complete Transcriptions to the Video II study pieces. Where the focus of Volumes I and II were necessarily narrow, the focus of Volume III is intentionally broad.
Ursula Nordstrom, director of Harper's Department of Books for Boys and Girls from 1940 to 1973, is regarded as the single most creative force for innovation in children's book publishing in the United States during the 20th century. Considered an editor of maverick temperament and taste, she dared to publish groundbreaking, sometimes controversial books for an audience that was used to the often condescending material deemed 'appropriate' for children. Her unorthodox vision of what she called 'good books for bad children' helped create such classics as "Goodnight Moon," "Charlotte's Web," "Where the Wild Things Are," "Harold and the Purple Crayon," and "The Giving Tree." But it took a lot more than editorial genius to juggle such a diverse roster of talent as Margaret Wise Brown, Shel Silverstein, E. B. White, Maurice Sendak, and John Steptoe; it took immense intuition and a generous heart. Recognizing that artists need emotional as well as financial support, Nordstrom gave to each what she or he needed to thrive and flourish. She could be a best friend, a teacher, a mother, and sometimes even a taskmaster. Most of all, she was always available -- ready to talk, to listen, to encourage, and to guide. Leonard S. Marcus has culled an exceptional collection of letters.
Perhaps I was most disappointed by this book because I was so excited to read it. I love indie music, indie films, indie artist, people who do not allow studios and mass production to dictate their art. And yet, I did not love this book. My first disappointment was that most of the bands whose poetry is featured are not my favorites or even ones I listen to all the much. This, of course, is a perfectly subjective problem, and I decided that this book would be a great opportunity for me to expand