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Обложка книги NIRVANA: Правдивая история NIRVANA: Правдивая история

 Автор: Тру Эверет


Через пятнадцать лет после самоубийства Курта Кобейна «Nirvana» продолжает оказывать огромное влияние на музыку и культуру в целом. Здесь впервые представлен взгляд изнутри на одну из самых значительных рок-групп нашего времени.

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Обложка книги «No Woman No Cry»: Моя жизнь с Бобом Марли «No Woman No Cry»: Моя жизнь с Бобом Марли

 Автор: Марли Рита, Джонс Хэтти

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Боб Марли — безусловный и бессменный король музыки регги, человек-легенда. Рита Марли была не только его женой и матерью четверых его детей, но и единомышленницей и соавтором. Ей исполнилось восемнадцать, а ему — двадцать один, когда они впервые встретились в Тренчтауне, одном из гетто ямайской столицы. Рита прошла рука об руку с Бобом через огонь наемных убийц, воду заморских турне и медные трубы всемирной славы. Они разделили любовь и разлуки, трудности безденежья, счастье совместного творчества и опасности, подстерегающие знаменитостей на каждом шагу. Многие годы Рита выступала на одной сцене с Бобом Марли, ее бэк-вокал звучит на большинстве классических альбомов его группы «The Wailers». Их совместная жизнь не была идеальной, но Рита всегда оставалась той женщиной, к которой Боб возвращался за поддержкой и жизненной силой, за теплом семейного очага; женщиной, чей дом он считал своим домом. На ее руках он умер от рака в возрасте тридцати пяти лет.

В наши дни Рита — хранительница наследия Боба Марли, она не понаслышке знакома с нищетой, расизмом и коррупцией, стоявшими на пути Боба к сердцам людей, и неустанно трудится над тем, чтобы его музыка находила все новых и новых слушателей. «No Woman No Cry: Моя жизнь с Бобом Марли» — подробная и содержательная биография знаменитого музыканта и в то же время человечная и жизнеутверждающая история брака, выдержавшего не один шторм.

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Обложка книги No Hero No Hero

 Автор: Owen Mark, Maurer Kevin


The second book by former Navy SEAL Mark Owen, following his multimillion-copy classic about the bin Laden mission No Easy Day, in which he tells the stories from his career that were most personal to him and that made him the operator and the person he is today.

While Mark Owen’s instant New York Times bestseller No Easy Day focused on the high-profile targets and headline-grabbing chapters of the author’s career, No Hero will be an account of the most personally meaningful missions from Owen’s thirteen years as a SEAL, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates, in both success and failure.

Mark Owen describes his intentions for his second book best: “I want No Hero to offer something most books on war don’t: the intimate side of it, the personal struggles and hardships and what I learned from them. The stories in No Hero will be a testament to my teammates and to all the other active and former SEALs who have dedicated their lives to freedom. In our community, we are constantly taught to mentor the younger generation and to pass the lessons and values we’ve learned on to others so that they can do the same to the guys coming up after them. This is what I plan to do for the reader of No Hero.”

Every bit as action-packed as No Easy Day, and featuring stories from the training ground to the battlefield, No Hero offers readers an unparalleled close-up view of the experiences and values that make Mark Owen and the men he served with capable of executing the missions we read about in the headlines.

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Обложка книги Nehru: The Invention of India Nehru: The Invention of India

 Автор: Shashi Tharoor


Now in paperback, the "brief and nimble…swift and sharp" ("Los Angeles Times Book Review) biography of the great secularist who-alongside his spiritual father Mahatma Gandhi-led the movement for India's independence and ushered his country into the modern world.

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Обложка книги Norman Mailer : a double life Norman Mailer : a double life

 Автор: Lennon J Michael


Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. He was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker; a provocateur and passionate observer of his times; and a husband, father, and serial philanderer.

Perhaps nothing characterized Mailer more than his unbounded ambition. He wanted not merely to be the greatest writer of his generation, but a writer great enough to be compared to Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. As Michael Lennon describes, he even had presidential ambitions, although he settled for running for mayor of New York City. He championed personal freedom and civil liberties, calling himself a “left conservative,” and yet he was Enemy #1 of the Women’s Movement. He was as pugnacious in real life as in print, engaging in famous feuds and fights. Although he considered himself first and foremost a novelist, his greatest literary contribution may have been in journalism, where he used his novelistic gifts in tandem with self-revelation to explore the American psyche. In that regard, the subtitle of his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning Armies of the Night is telling: “History as a Novel, the Novel as History.” He would return to certain subjects obsessively: John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, sex, technology, and the intricate relationship of fame and identity. Michael Lennon’s definitive biography captures Mailer in all his sharp complexities and shows us how he self-consciously invented and reinvented himself throughout his lifetime.

Michael Lennon knew Mailer for thirty-five years, and in writing this biography, he has had the cooperation of Mailer’s late widow, Norris Church, his ex-wives, and all of his children, as well as his sister, Barbara. He also had access to Mailer’s vast, unpublished correspondence and papers, and he interviewed dozens of people who knew Mailer. Norman Mailer: A Double Life gives us the man in full, a remarkable and unique figure in the context of his times.

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Обложка книги No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home No Heroes: A Memoir of Coming Home

 Автор: Offutt Chris


From the critically acclaimed author of the novel The Good Brother and memoir My Father the Pornographer comes the unforgettable memoir No Heroes. “If you haven’t read Chris Offutt, you’ve missed an accomplished and compelling writer” (Chicago Tribune).

In his fortieth year, Chris Offutt returns to his alma mater, Morehead State University, the only four-year school in the Kentucky hills. He envisions leading the modest life of a teacher and father. Yet present-day reality collides painfully with memory, leaving Offutt in the midst of an adventure he never imagined: the search for a home that no longer exists.

Interwoven with this bittersweet homecoming tale are the wartime stories of Offutt’s parents-in-law, Arthur and Irene. An unlikely friendship develops between the eighty-year-old Polish Jew and the forty-year-old Kentucky hillbilly as Arthur and Offutt share comfort in exile, reliving the past at a distance. With masterful prose, Offutt combines these disparate accounts to create No Heroes, a profound meditation on family, home, the Holocaust, and history.

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Обложка книги No Dream Is Too High No Dream Is Too High

 Автор: Aldrin Buzz, Abraham Ken

Обложка книги Nirvana: со слов очевидцев Nirvana: со слов очевидцев

 Автор: Борзилло Керри


Эта книга отделит факты от домыслов и прояснит мифы и ложь, которые наросли на группе и ее членах, а также на беспокойной жизни ее вокалиста при помощи простой и прямой хроники, поденной фиксации их карьер и жизней.

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Обложка книги Nuremberg's Voice of Doom Nuremberg's Voice of Doom

 Автор: Frank Wolfe


THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE CHIEF INTERPRETER AT HISTORY’S GREATEST TRIALS….

The memoirs of Wolfe Frank, which lay hidden in an attic for twenty-five years, are a unique and highly moving behind-the-scenes account of what happened at Nuremberg – ‘the greatest trial in history’ – seen through the eyes of a witness to the whole proceedings. They include important historical information never previously revealed. In an extraordinarily explicit life story, Frank includes his personal encounters, inside and outside the courtroom, with all the war criminals, particularly Hermann Goering. This, therefore, is a unique record that adds substantially to what is already publicly known about the trials and the defendants.

Involved in proceedings from day one, Frank translated the first piece of evidence, interpreted the judges’ opening statements, and concluded the trials by announcing the sentences to the defendants (and several hundred million radio listeners) – which earned him the soubriquet ‘Voice of Doom’.

Prior to the war, Frank, who was of Jewish descent, was a Bavarian playboy, an engineer, a resistance worker, a smuggler (of money and Jews out of Germany) and was declared to be ‘an enemy of the State to be shot on sight’. Having escaped to Britain, he was interned at the outbreak of war but successfully campaigned for his release and eventually allowed to enlist in the British Army – in which he rose to the rank of Captain. Unable to speak English prior to his arrival, by the time of the Nuremberg trials he was described as the ‘finest interpreter in the world’.

A unique character of extreme contrasts Frank was a playboy, a risk taker and an opportunist. Yet he was also a man of immense courage, charm, good manners, integrity and ability. He undertook the toughest assignment imaginable at Nuremberg to a level that was ‘satisfactory alike to the bench, the defence and the prosecution’ and he played a major role in materially shortening the ‘enormously difficult procedures’ by an estimated three years.

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Обложка книги NO LOGO NO LOGO

 Автор: Кляйн Наоми


'No Logo' – это одновременно серьезное экономическое и культурологическое исследование, политический манифест, научная монография и увлекательное журналистское расследование, критикующее глобализацию, неолиберализм и современный экономический порядок, при котором мир, опутанный сетями глобальных брэндов, лишен возможности свободного выбора и не может полноценно развиваться.

'No Logo' – это 'евангелие антикорпоративного движения' ('The New York Times'), книга, которую называют новым 'Капиталом'. Наоми Кляйн раскрывает истинные причины основных конфликтов современности и объясняет, почему некоторые известные и уважаемые компании становятся объектами открытой ненависти миллионов людей, которые выходят на улицы, пытаясь изменить мировой порядок и сделать его более справедливым.


Примечание. К сожалению, книга содержит не все главы – только те, котрые удалось найти в Интернете.

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Обложка книги No Logo. Люди против брэндов No Logo. Люди против брэндов

 Автор: Кляйн Наоми


«No Logo» — это одновременно серьезное экономическое и культурологическое исследование, политический манифест, научная монография и увлекательное журналистское расследование, критикующее глобализацию, неолиберализм и современный экономический порядок, при котором мир, опутанный сетями глобальных брэндов, лишен возможности свободного выбора и не может полноценно развиваться.

«No Logo» — это «евангелие антикорпоративного движения» («The New York Times»), книга, которую называют новым «Капиталом». Наоми Кляйн раскрывает истинные причины основных конфликтов современности и объясняет, почему некоторые известные и уважаемые компании становятся объектами открытой ненависти миллионов людей, которые выходят на улицы, пытаясь изменить мировой порядок и сделать его более справедливым.

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Обложки нет 'Neutral Tones' Томаса Харди

 Автор: Белов Андрей

Обложка книги Nonviolence versus Capitalism Nonviolence versus Capitalism

 Автор: Martin Brian

 Серия:


Nonviolent action is the most promising method of moving beyond capitalism to a more humane social and economic system. How can this be achieved? Nonviolence versus Capitalism offers a systematic approach, starting with an analysis of capitalism from the viewpoint of nonviolence, outlining nonviolent economic alternatives and describing what is involved in a nonviolence strategy. A check list for activists is proposed and used to assess diverse campaigns, including workers’ struggles, sabotage, environmental campaigns, social defence, global campaigns and economic alternatives.

Brian Martin is associate professor in Science, Technology & Society at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He has studied nonviolent action since the late 1970s, is the author of many books and articles, and has long been involved in activist groups.

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Обложка книги Notes of a War Correspondent Notes of a War Correspondent

 Автор: Davis Richard Harding


Experiences and observations of the journalist in the Cuban-Spanish War, the Greek-Turkish War, the Spanish-American War, the South African War, and the Japanese-Russian War, accompanied by “A War Correspondent’s Kit.”

Summary by Neeru Iyer
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Обложка книги Nаши в городе. Занимательные и поучительные байки о наших за границей Nаши в городе. Занимательные и поучительные байки о наших за границей

 Автор: Анненский Александр


Сегодня вряд ли уже отыщется хоть одно государство на нашей планете, где ну совсем не было бы наших. Они повсюду – от крохотной деревушки, затерянной в австралийской саванне, до центра мегаполиса по имени Лондон. Сотни, тысячи, миллионы людей разных национальностей, отечеством для которых был и навсегда останется русский язык, разъехались, разлетелись по мировым городам и весям. Наши за границей и стали главными героями этой книги.

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Обложка книги Nobrow. Культура маркетинга. Маркетинг культуры Nobrow. Культура маркетинга. Маркетинг культуры

 Автор: Сибрук Джон


Как изменился культурный ландшафт после появления глобального супермаркета? Что произошло с современным искусством после Энди Уорхола, с поп-музыкой – после Нирваны и MTV, с кино – после «Звездных войн»? И так ли важны сегодня, когда лейбл на вашей майке ценнее ее фасона, старые понятия вкуса и стиля? Ответы на эти вопросы предлагает в своей книге Джон Сибрук, колумнист журнала New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Village Voice. Его исследование – путеводитель по современной культуре, в которой информационный шум оказывается важнее самого события, качество равно актуальности, и уже никто не в состоянии отделить продукт от его позиционирования, а культурную ценность – от рыночной стоимости. Добро пожаловать в мир Nobrow! Мир, в котором вы уже давно живете, хотя и боитесь себе в этом признаться!

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Обложки нет Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution

 Автор: Dobzhansky Theodosius


1.0 — создание файла

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Обложка книги Noblesse oblige! Noblesse oblige!

 Автор: Аксаков Константин Сергеевич


«Noblesse oblige! Аристократия есть неравенство людей между собою (не в смысле разнообразия, это было бы несходство, но в смысле закона), понимаемое не случайно…»

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Обложка книги Norman Mailer : a double life Norman Mailer : a double life

 Автор: Lennon J Michael


Norman Mailer was one of the giants of American letters and one of the most celebrated public figures of his time. He was a novelist, journalist, biographer, and filmmaker; a provocateur and passionate observer of his times; and a husband, father, and serial philanderer.

Perhaps nothing characterized Mailer more than his unbounded ambition. He wanted not merely to be the greatest writer of his generation, but a writer great enough to be compared to Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. As Michael Lennon describes, he even had presidential ambitions, although he settled for running for mayor of New York City. He championed personal freedom and civil liberties, calling himself a “left conservative,” and yet he was Enemy #1 of the Women’s Movement. He was as pugnacious in real life as in print, engaging in famous feuds and fights. Although he considered himself first and foremost a novelist, his greatest literary contribution may have been in journalism, where he used his novelistic gifts in tandem with self-revelation to explore the American psyche. In that regard, the subtitle of his Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning Armies of the Night is telling: “History as a Novel, the Novel as History.” He would return to certain subjects obsessively: John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, sex, technology, and the intricate relationship of fame and identity. Michael Lennon’s definitive biography captures Mailer in all his sharp complexities and shows us how he self-consciously invented and reinvented himself throughout his lifetime.

Michael Lennon knew Mailer for thirty-five years, and in writing this biography, he has had the cooperation of Mailer’s late widow, Norris Church, his ex-wives, and all of his children, as well as his sister, Barbara. He also had access to Mailer’s vast, unpublished correspondence and papers, and he interviewed dozens of people who knew Mailer. Norman Mailer: A Double Life gives us the man in full, a remarkable and unique figure in the context of his times.

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Обложка книги No Time to Spare No Time to Spare

 Автор: Le Guin Ursula K


From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts—always adroit, often acerbic—on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation.

Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she’s in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice—sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical—shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula’s blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her wonder at it.

On the absurdity of denying your age, she says, If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub. On cultural perceptions of fantasy: The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of? On her new cat: He still won’t sit on a lap… I don’t know if he ever will. He just doesn’t accept the lap hypothesis. On breakfast: Eating an egg from the shell takes not only practice, but resolution, even courage, possibly willingness to commit crime. And on all that is unknown, all that we discover as we muddle through life: How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us.

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of December 2017: Ursula K. Le Guin is comfortable with her age. Or at least she’s comfortable with the fact that it’s not a completely comfortable arrangement. In the opener to this collection of personal essays, Le Guin notes that, now that she’s in her eighties, all her time is occupied by the activities of life—she has no spare time and no time to spare. Le Guin is a thoughtful and careful writer, and so her opinions are thoughtfully and carefully organized. She knows what she thinks, and she writes so well that you’ll want to return to these candid essays—the product of a blog she started when she was 81 years old—like returning to an older, wiser friend.

—Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review
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Обложка книги No Less Than Mystic No Less Than Mystic

 Автор: Medhurst John


Published in the centenary year of the 1917 Russian Revolution, No Less Than Mystic is a fresh and iconoclastic history of Lenin and the Bolsheviks for a generation uninterested in Cold War ideologies and stereotypes.

Although it offers a full and complete history of Leninism, 1917, the Russian Civil War and its aftermath, the book devotes more time than usual to the policies and actions of the socialist alternatives to Bolshevism–to the Menshevik Internationalists, the Socialist Revolutionaries (SRs), the Jewish Bundists and the anarchists. It prioritises Factory Committees, local Soviets, the Womens’ Zhenotdel movement, Proletkult and the Kronstadt sailors as much as the statements and actions of Lenin and Trotsky. Using the neglected writings and memoirs of Mensheviks like Julius Martov, SRs like Victor Chernov, Bolshevik oppositionists like Alexandra Kollontai and anarchists like Nestor Makhno, it traces a revolution gone wrong and suggests how it might have produced a more libertarian, emancipatory socialism than that created by Lenin and the Bolsheviks.

Although the book broadly covers the period from 1903 (the formation of the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks) to 1921 (the suppression of the Kronstadt rebellion) and explains why the Bolshevik Revolution degenerated so quickly into its apparent opposite, it continually examines the Leninist experiment through the lens of a 21st century, de-centralised, ecological, anti-productivist and feminist socialism. Throughout its narrative it interweaves and draws parallels with contemporary anti-capitalist struggles such as those of the Zapatistas, the Kurds, the Argentinean “Recovered Factories”, Occupy, the Arab Spring, the Indignados and Intersectional feminists, attempting to open up the past to the present and points in between.

We do not need another standard history of the Russian Revolution. This is not one.

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Обложка книги New Ways to Kill Your Mother New Ways to Kill Your Mother

 Автор: óibín Colm

 Серия:


In a brilliant, nuanced and wholly original collection of essays, the novelist and critic Colm Tóibín explores the relationships of writers to their families and their work.

From Jane Austen’s aunts to Tennessee Williams’s mentally ill sister, the impact of intimate family dynamics can be seen in many of literature’s greatest works. Tóibín, celebrated both for his award-winning fiction and his provocative book reviews and essays, and currently the Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia, traces and interprets those intriguing, eccentric, often twisted family ties in New Ways to Kill Your Mother. Through the relationship between W. B. Yeats and his father, Thomas Mann and his children, and J. M. Synge and his mother, Tóibín examines a world of relations, richly comic or savage in its implications. In Roddy Doyle’s writing on his parents, Tóibín perceives an Ireland reinvented. From the dreams and nightmares of John Cheever’s journals, Tóibín illuminates this darkly comic misanthrope and his relationship to his wife and his children. “Educating an intellectual woman,” Cheever remarked, “is like letting a rattlesnake into the house.” Acutely perceptive and imbued with rare tenderness and wit, New Ways to Kill Your Mother is a fascinating look at writers’ most influential bonds and a secret key to understanding and enjoying their work.

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Обложка книги Notre Dame d'Ukraine: Українка в конфлікті міфологій Notre Dame d'Ukraine: Українка в конфлікті міфологій

 Автор: Забужко Оксана


Хто ми — Україна чи Малоросія? Європа чи Росія? Чи українська релігійність — це те саме, що візантійське православ'я? Звідки взялись тамплієри на берегах Дніпра? Яку таємницю берегли «таємні товариства» малоросійських дворян XIX ст.? Звідки в «Лісовій пісні» зашифрована легенда про Грааль? Чи й справді українці — це «селянська нація»? В чому різниця між демократією і хамократією? В чому полягав модерний «український проект» і чи вдалося нам його реалізувати?..

Нова книжка провідної української письменниці, підсумковий плід її багаторічних роздумів — це вражаюча інтелектуальна подорож крізь віки, культури й конфесії в пошуках «України, яку ми втратили». Ключем до неї стає розкритий О. Забужко «код Лесі Українки». Аристократка і єретичка, спадкоємиця древнього лицарського роду і продовжувачка гностичної традиції, ця найвидатніша з українок залишилася незрозумілою в радянській Україні і майже незнаною широкій публіці — в Україні незалежній. Чому? Відповіддю на це питання стає велика історична драма «прихованої війни», яку Оксана Забужко з притаманною їй відвагою виносить із забуття і, на багатющому літературному й історичному матеріалі, відновлює на повен зріст.

Це не лише фундаментальна історико-культурна студія чи вишукана філологічна екзегетика. Це ще й книга про наше сьогодення — про те, як жорстоко ми розплачуємося за втрату і забуття багатовікової лицарської культури…

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«Книга пані Оксани сама по собі годна свідчити, що та висока українська культура, якій вона присвячена, ще не є, дякувати Богові, тільки нашим спомином»

Леонід Ушкалов

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Обложка книги No Time to Spare No Time to Spare

 Автор: Le Guin Ursula K


From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts—always adroit, often acerbic—on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation.

Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she’s in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice—sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical—shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula’s blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her wonder at it.

On the absurdity of denying your age, she says, If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub. On cultural perceptions of fantasy: The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of? On her new cat: He still won’t sit on a lap… I don’t know if he ever will. He just doesn’t accept the lap hypothesis. On breakfast: Eating an egg from the shell takes not only practice, but resolution, even courage, possibly willingness to commit crime. And on all that is unknown, all that we discover as we muddle through life: How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us.

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of December 2017: Ursula K. Le Guin is comfortable with her age. Or at least she’s comfortable with the fact that it’s not a completely comfortable arrangement. In the opener to this collection of personal essays, Le Guin notes that, now that she’s in her eighties, all her time is occupied by the activities of life—she has no spare time and no time to spare. Le Guin is a thoughtful and careful writer, and so her opinions are thoughtfully and carefully organized. She knows what she thinks, and she writes so well that you’ll want to return to these candid essays—the product of a blog she started when she was 81 years old—like returning to an older, wiser friend.

—Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review
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 Автор: Кушнир Александр, Порохня Леонид

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Книга охватывает всю историю культовой группы: c момента основания в 1982 году до распада в 1997-м.

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Обложка книги Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

 Автор: Nguyen Viet Thanh


All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the bestselling novel "The Sympathizer" comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both nations.

From a kaleidoscope of cultural forms novels, memoirs, cemeteries, monuments, films, photography, museum exhibits, video games, souvenirs, and more "Nothing Ever Dies "brings a comprehensive vision of the war into sharp focus. At stake are ethical questions about how the war should be remembered by participants that include not only Americans and Vietnamese but also Laotians, Cambodians, South Koreans, and Southeast Asian Americans. Too often, memorials valorize the experience of one s own people above all else, honoring their sacrifices while demonizing the enemy or, most often, ignoring combatants and civilians on the other side altogether. Visiting sites across the United States, Southeast Asia, and Korea, Viet Thanh Nguyen provides penetrating interpretations of the way memories of the war help to enable future wars or struggle to prevent them.

Drawing from this war, Nguyen offers a lesson for all wars by calling on us to recognize not only our shared humanity but our ever-present inhumanity. This is the only path to reconciliation with our foes, and with ourselves. Without reconciliation, war s truth will be impossible to remember, and war s trauma impossible to forget."

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Обложка книги No Time to Spare No Time to Spare

 Автор: Le Guin Ursula K


From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts—always adroit, often acerbic—on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation.

Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she’s in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice—sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical—shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula’s blog, presenting perfectly crystallized dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her wonder at it.

On the absurdity of denying your age, she says, If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub. On cultural perceptions of fantasy: The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of? On her new cat: He still won’t sit on a lap… I don’t know if he ever will. He just doesn’t accept the lap hypothesis. On breakfast: Eating an egg from the shell takes not only practice, but resolution, even courage, possibly willingness to commit crime. And on all that is unknown, all that we discover as we muddle through life: How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us.

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of December 2017: Ursula K. Le Guin is comfortable with her age. Or at least she’s comfortable with the fact that it’s not a completely comfortable arrangement. In the opener to this collection of personal essays, Le Guin notes that, now that she’s in her eighties, all her time is occupied by the activities of life—she has no spare time and no time to spare. Le Guin is a thoughtful and careful writer, and so her opinions are thoughtfully and carefully organized. She knows what she thinks, and she writes so well that you’ll want to return to these candid essays—the product of a blog she started when she was 81 years old—like returning to an older, wiser friend.

—Chris Schluep, The Amazon Book Review
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