City of Light

City of Light Author Keri Arthur
ISBN-10 9780698185371
Release 2016-01-05
Pages 400
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The first in an all-new futuristic fantasy series from Keri Arthur—the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels. When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay.... As a déchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding. But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the child is one of many abducted in broad daylight by a wraith-like being—an impossibility with dangerous implications for everyone on earth. Because if the light is no longer enough to protect them, nowhere is safe...



Ashes Reborn

Ashes Reborn Author Keri Arthur
ISBN-10 9780698411982
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 384
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The next blazing-hot installment of the Souls of Fire series from the New York Times bestselling author of Flameout The clock is ticking as Emberly—a phoenix capable of taking human form—races to take revenge against the sadistic and mysterious Rinaldo. The elusive rebel leader threatens to keep killing until he is given all of the research about a plaguelike virus derived from vampire blood. Forced to reach out to the Paranormal Investigations Team for help, Emberly and her partner, Jackson, must decide who to trust as they follow the trail of dead bodies. When classified information is leaked and their safe house is ambushed, Emberly’s suspicions are confirmed—someone at PIT has betrayed them. A final battle looms and Emberly will need to command all her powers—or watch the world turn to ash....



Outcasts A SEAL Team Six Novel

Outcasts  A SEAL Team Six Novel Author Howard E. Wasdin
ISBN-10 9781451675696
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 400
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Bitter Ash, a special operations unit, is secretly deployed into enemy territory to eliminate the potential successors to Osama bin Laden's leadership in al Qaeda, but discover a larger plot that puts the United States in jeopardy. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.



Outcast

Outcast Author Shimon Ballas
ISBN-10 UVA:X030101609
Release 2007-05-01
Pages 210
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Outcast is narrated by Haroun Soussan, a Jewish convert to Islam. Soussan’s character is based on a historical figure, Ahmad (Nissim) Soussa, who converted to Islam in the 1930s and whose work ended up being used as propaganda during the era of Saddam Hussein. The narrator is a civil engineer and historian who’s just completed his life’s work, The Jews and History. The book opens with his getting an award from the President (Saddam Hussein) during the period of the Iran-Iraq War. The text we are reading, the novel, is his autobiography, written at the age of seventy, where he explores his own personal and political history, including his relationship with his daughter and his friends, among them a militant communist in political exile in Eastern Europe. Soussan’s narrative moves in and out of the present, the recent and more distant past, providing a unique and intimate chronicle of Iraq’s contemporary political history. His friends and comrades provide pathways into different aspects of Iraqi history, political resistance, repression, and allegiance. Praise for Outcast: “Tells readers more about Iraq than many commentaries being offered up these days” – Le Monde " . . . reveals more about modern Iraq than nearly all Americans put together know, and Ballas creates one of the most relevant, most important characters in contemporary fiction." – Booklist, Starred Review "Ballas fictionalizes the life of Ahmad Soussa, an Iraqi Jew who converted to Islam in the 1930s. . . . his writing . . . is immediate, vivid and richly elusive . . . As a case study in the rationalization of personal and political contradiction, the novel is entirely clear." – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review "Outcast is the fictional memoir of Haroun Saussan, an Iraqi academic, a grandfather, a civil engineer and historian, a Jew who converted to Islam . . . He finds himself caught between identities: 'a Muslim come from without.' Disturbing dreams help him to unify the disparate parts of his character and soothe his many regrets." – Los Angeles Times "Reading Shimon Ballas is a journey into the unknown part of the picture. This Iraqi writer who immigrated to Israel when he was a young man represents in his writing the none said in modern Hebrew literature. For the Palestinian victims who became a minority in their homeland, he is one of them, as he is the unspoken voice of conscience for Israeli Jews. This combination has made Ballas’s voice unique in Middle Eastern writing, and completely outside the framework of the official political, biographical, and creative life of contemporary Israel. Reading this literature has been a way for me to discover my mirror and recover the other half of my soul." – Elias Khoury, author of Gate of the Sun Shimon Ballas was born in Baghdad in 1930 and immigrated to Israel in 1951. Before retirement, he taught Arab Literature there, and now spends part of the year in Paris, where he does most of his writing.



Postcolonial Urban Outcasts

Postcolonial Urban Outcasts Author Madhurima Chakraborty
ISBN-10 9781317195887
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 294
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Extending current scholarship on South Asian Urban and Literary Studies, this volume examines the role of the discontents of the South Asian city. The collection investigates how South Asian literature and literature about South Asia attends to urban margins, regardless of whether the definition of margin is spatial, psychological, gendered, or sociopolitical. That cities are a site of profound paradoxes is nowhere clearer than in South Asia, where urban areas simultaneously represent both the frontiers of globalization as well as the deeply troubling social and political inequalities of the global south. Additionally, because South Asian cities are defined by the palimpsestic confluence of, among other things, colonial oppression, anticolonial nationalism, postcolonial governance, and twenty-first century transnational capital, they are sites where the many faces of empowerment and disempowerment are elaborated. The volume brings together essays that emphasize myriad critical approaches—geospatial, urban-theoretical, diasporic, subaltern, and others. United in their critical empathy for urban outcasts, the chapters respond to central questions such as: What is the relationship between the politico-economic narratives of globally emerging South Asian cities and the dispossessed? How do South Asian cities stand in relationship to the nation and, conversely, how might South Asians in diaspora construct these cities within larger narratives of development, globalization, or as sources of authentic ethnic identities? How is the very skeleton—the space, the territory—of South Asian cities marked with and by exclusionary politics? How do the aesthetic and formal choices undertaken by writers determine the potential for and limit to emancipation of urban outcasts from their oppressive circumstances? Considering fiction, nonfiction, comics, and genre fiction from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka; literature from the twentieth and the twenty-first century; and works that are Anglophone and those that are in translation, this book will be valuable to a range of disciplines.



A History of Jewish Muslim Relations

A History of Jewish Muslim Relations Author Abdelwahab Meddeb
ISBN-10 9781400849130
Release 2013-11-27
Pages 1152
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This is the first encyclopedic guide to the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today. Richly illustrated and beautifully produced, the book features more than 150 authoritative and accessible articles by an international team of leading experts in history, politics, literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Organized thematically and chronologically, this indispensable reference provides critical facts and balanced context for greater historical understanding and a more informed dialogue between Jews and Muslims. Part I covers the medieval period; Part II, the early modern period through the nineteenth century, in the Ottoman Empire, Africa, Asia, and Europe; Part III, the twentieth century, including the exile of Jews from the Muslim world, Jews and Muslims in Israel, and Jewish-Muslim politics; and Part IV, intersections between Jewish and Muslim origins, philosophy, scholarship, art, ritual, and beliefs. The main articles address major topics such as the Jews of Arabia at the origin of Islam; special profiles cover important individuals and places; and excerpts from primary sources provide contemporary views on historical events. Contributors include Mark R. Cohen, Alain Dieckhoff, Michael Laskier, Vera Moreen, Gordon D. Newby, Marina Rustow, Daniel Schroeter, Kirsten Schulze, Mark Tessler, John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, and many more. Covers the history of relations between Jews and Muslims around the world from the birth of Islam to today Written by an international team of leading scholars Features in-depth articles on social, political, and cultural history Includes profiles of important people (Eliyahu Capsali, Joseph Nasi, Mohammed V, Martin Buber, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, Edward Said, Messali Hadj, Mahmoud Darwish) and places (Jerusalem, Alexandria, Baghdad) Presents passages from essential documents of each historical period, such as the Cairo Geniza, Al-Sira, and Judeo-Persian illuminated manuscripts Richly illustrated with more than 250 images, including maps and color photographs Includes extensive cross-references, bibliographies, and an index



Urban Outcasts

Urban Outcasts Author Loïc Wacquant
ISBN-10 9780745631240
Release 2008
Pages 342
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This volume draws on a wealth of original fieldwork, surveys and historical data to show that the state of America's urban core is due to the public policies of segregation and abandonment.



Die Spiegelstadt

Die Spiegelstadt Author Justin Cronin
ISBN-10 9783641202569
Release 2016-10-31
Pages 992
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Die Zwölf – Wesen der Dunkelheit, Todfeinde der Menschen – sind vernichtet, ihre hundertjährige Schreckensherrschaft über die Welt ist vorüber. Nach und nach wagen sich die Überlebenden aus ihrer eng ummauerten Zuflucht, Hoffnung keimt auf. Auf den Ruinen der einstigen Zivilisation wollen sie eine neue, eine bessere Gesellschaft aufbauen: der älteste Traum der Menschheit. Doch in einer fernen, verlassenen Stadt lauert der Eine: Zero. Der Erste. Der Vater der Zwölf, der den Ursprung des Virus in sich trägt. Einst ein hochbegabter Wissenschaftler, der, seit er seine große Liebe verlor, nur noch von Rachedurst und Wut erfüllt ist. Sein Ziel ist es, die Menschheit endgültig auszulöschen. Seine Truppen sind bereit. Und der Zeitpunkt ist gekommen. Nur Amy vermag ihn jetzt noch aufzuhalten, das Mädchen aus dem Nirgendwo, die einzige Hoffnung der Menschheit. Und so treten sie und ihre Freunde an zum letzten großen Kampf zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit ...



The Other Paris

The Other Paris Author Luc Sante
ISBN-10 9781429944588
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 320
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A trip through Paris as it will never be again-dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian Paris, the City of Light, the city of fine dining and seductive couture and intellectual hauteur, was until fairly recently always accompanied by its shadow: the city of the poor, the outcast, the criminal, the eccentric, the willfully nonconforming. In The Other Paris, Luc Sante gives us a panoramic view of that second metropolis, which has nearly vanished but whose traces are in the bricks and stones of the contemporary city, in the culture of France itself, and, by extension, throughout the world.Drawing on testimony from a great range of witnesses-from Balzac and Hugo to assorted boulevardiers, rabble-rousers, and tramps-Sante, whose thorough research is matched only by the vividness of his narration, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour. Richly illustrated with more than three hundred images, The Other Paris scuttles through the knotted streets of pre-Haussmann Paris, through the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians, through the whorehouses and dance halls and hobo shelters of the old city. A lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, and of the reporters, réaliste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bons vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the works and lives of those expunged from its center by the forces of profit.



Dissent

Dissent Author Ralph Young
ISBN-10 9781479819836
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 640
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Examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States, emphasizing the way Americans responded to injustices Finalist, 2016 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award One of Bustle's Books For Your Civil Disobedience Reading List Dissent: The History of an American Idea examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States. It focuses on those who, from colonial days to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time: from the Puritan Anne Hutchinson and Native American chief Powhatan in the seventeenth century, to the Occupy and Tea Party movements in the twenty-first century. The emphasis is on the way Americans, celebrated figures and anonymous ordinary citizens, responded to what they saw as the injustices that prevented them from fully experiencing their vision of America. At its founding the United States committed itself to lofty ideals. When the promise of those ideals was not fully realized by all Americans, many protested and demanded that the United States live up to its promise. Women fought for equal rights; abolitionists sought to destroy slavery; workers organized unions; Indians resisted white encroachment on their land; radicals angrily demanded an end to the dominance of the moneyed interests; civil rights protestors marched to end segregation; antiwar activists took to the streets to protest the nation’s wars; and reactionaries, conservatives, and traditionalists in each decade struggled to turn back the clock to a simpler, more secure time. Some dissenters are celebrated heroes of American history, while others are ordinary people: frequently overlooked, but whose stories show that change is often accomplished through grassroots activism. The United States is a nation founded on the promise and power of dissent. In this stunningly comprehensive volume, Ralph Young shows us its history. This paperback edition features a new introduction that takes into account the wave of mass protests that occurred following the election and inauguration of President Trump.



Nat rliche M ngel

Nat  rliche M  ngel Author Thomas Pynchon
ISBN-10 9783644046511
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 480
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Philip Marlowe in Schlaghosen. Kalifornien 1970: Der junge Hippie-Detektiv Doc Sportello erhält den Auftrag, beim Bodyguard eines Immobilienhais Schulden einzutreiben. Als Doc aus einem neongrellen Marihuana-Rausch erwacht, kreist allerdings das Gesicht von Lieutenant Bigfoot Bjornsen über ihm. Die Leiche des Bodyguards neben ihm sieht aus wie ein frisch geschlachteter Truthahn. Der Immobilienhai ist entführt, und Bigfoot, der Leuten gern seine Stacheldrahtsammlung zeigt, mag keine Hippies ... Pynchon, der «Shakespeare der Popkultur» (Welt) schreibt über Verbrecher und Surfer, Manson und Nixon, über das Ende des Summer of Love und die Geburt des Internets. «Das zugänglichste Werk des größten amerikanischen Autors der Gegenwart, die perfekte Einstiegsdroge.» (Stern) «Einer der besten Pynchon-Romane.» (NZZ)



All die verdammt perfekten Tage

All die verdammt perfekten Tage Author Jennifer Niven
ISBN-10 9783641158484
Release 2015-12-14
Pages 400
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Ein Mädchen lernt zu leben - von einem Jungen, der sterben will Ist heute ein guter Tag zum Sterben?, fragt sich Finch, sechs Stockwerke über dem Abgrund auf einem Glockenturm, als er plötzlich bemerkt, dass er nicht allein ist. Neben ihm steht Violet, die offenbar über dasselbe nachdenkt wie er. Von da an beginnt für die beiden eine Reise, auf der sie wunderschöne wie traurige Dinge erleben und großartige sowie kleine Augenblicke – das Leben eben. So passiert es auch, dass Finch bei Violet er selbst sein kann – ein verwegener, witziger und lebenslustiger Typ, nicht der Freak, für den alle ihn halten. Und es ist Finch, der Violet dazu bringt, jeden einzelnen Moment zu genießen. Aber während Violet anfängt, das Leben wieder für sich zu entdecken, beginnt Finchs Welt allmählich zu schwinden...



Joe s Word

Joe s Word Author Elizabeth Stromme
ISBN-10 0872864251
Release 2003-10-01
Pages 258
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A writer-for-hire in L.A.'s inner city finds his emotionally distanced world jeopardized by a client's special desires.



Carrie

Carrie Author Stephen King
ISBN-10 3404131215
Release 2011-01-10
Pages 320
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Als Dreijährige lässt sie einen Steinregen auf ihr Elternhaus niederregnen, weil ihre Mutter ihr in einem Anfall religiösem Wahns nach dem Leben trachtet. Als Sechzehnjährige muss sie einen Augenblick tiefster Demütigung erleben. Schon immer von ihren Mitschülern wegen ihrer scheuen zurückhaltenden Art gehänselt, wird sie auf dem Abschlussball der Schule das Opfer eines bösen Streichs. Schmerz, Enttäuschung, Wut treiben Carrie zum Äußersten, die beseelt und besessen ist von einer unheimlichen Gabe: Mit schierer Kraft ihres Willens entfesselt sie ein Inferno, gegen das die Hölle ein lieblicher Garten Eden ist. Das ist Carrie - beseelt, besessen von einer unheimlichen Gabe mit ungeheurer Tragweite und furchtbaren Folgen.



Das Seelenhaus

Das Seelenhaus Author Hannah Kent
ISBN-10 9783426425701
Release 2014-08-18
Pages 384
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"Sie sagen, ich soll sterben. Sie sagen, ich hätte Männern den Atem gestohlen und jetzt müssten sie mir den meinen stehlen." Island 1828. Agnes ist eine selbstbewusste und verschlossene Frau. Sie wird als hart ­arbeitende Magd respektiert, was sie denkt und fühlt, behält sie für sich. Als sie des Mordes an zwei Männern angeklagt wird, ist sie allein. Die Zeit bis zur Hinrichtung soll sie auf dem Hof eines Beamten verbringen. Die Familie ist außer sich, eine Mörderin beherbergen zu müssen – bis Agnes Stück um Stück die Geschichte ihres Lebens preisgibt. Die Tat war grausam: zwei Männer erschlagen, erstochen und verbrannt. Die angeblichen Täter, neben Agnes Magnúsdóttir ein junges Paar, werden zum Tode verurteilt. Vor allem an Agnes will der zuständige Landrat ein Exempel statuieren. Scheinbar ungerührt nimmt Agnes das Urteil hin, ebenso wie die Ablehnung der Familie. Erleichtert, dem Kerker entkommen zu sein, kann sie bei der Arbeit manchmal ihr Schicksal vergessen. Vieles hier ist ihr vertraut: die schroffe Landschaft, die ärmliche Torfbehausung, der harsche Ton der Hausherrin. Ihr ganzes Leben war davon bestimmt – bis sie einen Mann kennenlernte und sich nach langer Zeit erlaubte, sich ihre Sehnsucht nach Liebe und Zugehörig­keit einzugestehen. Der Schmerz über seinen Tod, der ihr nun angelastet wird, überlagert alles, auch die Angst vor dem eigenen Tod. Schließlich vertraut sich Agnes einem jungen Vikar an, der sie auf den Weg der Reue und Buße führen soll. Während der langen Gespräche, die die ganze Familie mithört, ist es vor allem Margrét, die Hausherrin, die ahnt, dass die offizielle Wahrheit über Agnes vielleicht falsch sein könnte.



Songs from an Outcast

Songs from an Outcast Author John E. Smelcer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015056652046
Release 2000
Pages 95
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Poetry. "John Smelcer's poems bring one a strong sense of his ancestry, his constant and haunting awareness of the indigenous life so grievously wounded yet still alive around and in him.. This gives his work an unusual and valuable resonance" - Denise Levertov.



Intellectual dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa

Intellectual dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa Author Ewan Stein
ISBN-10 9781317552239
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 160
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More than three years after the beginning of the wave of Arab uprisings, an understanding of the role of intellectuals in political change across the region has never been more important. This timely volume on Intellectuals in the Modern Middle East combines geographical and chronological breadth and draws on a diverse range of approaches including intellectual history, political science, art history, social policy and political philosophy. Together, the chapters provide a window into the diversity in intellectual trends across the Middle East from the early decades of the 20th century until the present day. While they do not, and cannot, provide a complete, or even representative, picture of intellectual dynamics in the modern Middle East, they collectively address a range of analytical and normative issues that bear on the role of the intellectual in contemporary Middle Eastern politics and society. This book was published as a special issue of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.