|Published:||October 8th 2015 by Headline|
Cuando Independiente descendió a la segunda categoría del fútbol argentino, Luciano Olivera le escribió una carta a su padre muerto. Ese escrito alcanzó repercusión nacional e internacional. Ahora integra este libro, junto a otras historias personales en las que el autor emprende un emotivo paseo por su memoria, que también es la memoria de una generación de argentinos. Olivera rinde homenaje a lo agrio y a lo dulce de su pasado, recuperando anécdotas de vida, de infancia y juventud.
Entre lo autobiográfico y la ficción, estos relatos transitan la inocencia, el amor, la amistad y la muerte. Como escribe Eduardo Sacheri en el prólogo: “Luciano hace en este libro un largo viaje para entenderse a sí mismo. En algún momento, querido lector, es muy probable que usted se deslice hacia sus propios recuerdos, sus propias pesadillas, sus propias preguntas sin respuesta”.
"100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies" gives readers a chance to learn more about the extraordinary writers behind the mind-bending major works in the speculative genre. The 100 authors in this volume are the most accomplished in the field popular with readers, influential to other authors, and favorites among educators and librarians. "100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors" provides a brief biography for each writer, a guide to his or her writings, and a list of recent interviews and essays for further research. Coverage of each author's career includes highlights of awards won as well as work in other popular media such as movies, television, graphic novels and game-playing. As the book clearly demonstrates, science fiction is a genre that doesn't stand still. The authors here range from the classical era to the mid-20th-century Golden Age of Science Fiction, to the popular young writers who have taken the genre, and its readers, into the 21st century."
Jean-François Lyotard is recognized as one of the most significant French philosophers of the twentieth century. Although nearly all of his major writing has been translated into English, one important work has until now been unavailable. Discourse, Figure is Lyotard’s thesis.
Provoked in part by Lacan’s influential seminars in Paris, Discourse, Figure distinguishes between the meaningfulness of linguistic signs and the meaningfulness of plastic arts such as painting and sculpture. Lyotard argues that because rational thought is discursive and works of art are inherently opaque signs, certain aspects of artistic meaning such as symbols and the pictorial richness of painting will always be beyond reason’s grasp. A wide-ranging and highly unusual work, Discourse, Figure proceeds from an attentive consideration of the phenomenology of experience to an ambitious meditation on the psychoanalytic account of the subject of experience, structured by the confrontation between phenomenology and psychoanalysis as contending frames within which to think the materialism of consciousness. In addition to prefiguring many of Lyotard’s later concerns, Discourse, Figure captures Lyotard’s passionate engagement with topics beyond phenomenology and psychoanalysis to structuralism, semiotics, poetry, art, and the philosophy of language.
The beautiful and adventurous Anne Steelyard is back in The Gate of Dreams of and Starlight. In the second installment of this exciting series, Anne is still searching for the City of Miyah and her ticket to independence from her British, aristocratic family.
In the harsh, unforgiving desert, Anne is captured and taken prisoner by a Vizier who does the bidding of an evil wizard who knows Anne s worst fears. While being held hostage, Anne learns of a secret partnership between the Turks and the Germans that will put her country and its allies in terrible danger as World War I looms in the distance. The second in a three graphic novel series, Anne Steelyard and The Garden of Emptiness, Act II: The Gate of Dreams and Starlight, features an exciting script written by bestselling author Barbara Hambly as well as amazing original cover art by Glen Orbik.
Peace Corps/Korea Peace Corps volunteers served in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) from 1966 through 1981. The majority of volunteers who served in Korea during this fifteen-year period taught English as a Second Language. Others served in various health programs. By 1981 South Korea was rapidly developing into the modern capitalist and democratic nation that it is today, and Peace Corps ended all its programs in the country.
When a disaster or emergency situation looks imminent, the best course of action may be to evacuate as soon as possible. If this happens, having a pre-prepared bug out vehicle and plan can make all of the difference. The Complete Bug Out Vehicle will walk you through everything you need to know to be prepared, from the equipment and survival gear to pack in your vehicle through to the most important considerations and actionable strategies to get you to safety as quickly as possible. Covering the essential considerations and information need to get started, this book will help you equip your everyday vehicle to get you out of any emergency or disaster, providing you with the knowledge you need to succeed - whatever adversity comes your way. Begin building your bug out vehicle today and be ready for whatever comes tomorrow.