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Mirages: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin, 1939–1947

Mirages opens at the dawn of World War II, when Anaïs Nin fled Paris, where she lived for fifteen years with her husband, banker Hugh Guiler, and ends in 1947 when she meets the man who would be “the One,” the lover who would satisfy her insatiable hunger for connection. In the middle looms a period Nin describes as “hell,” during which she experiences a kind of erotic madness, a delirium that fuels her search for love. As a child su...

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Adrian Peterson (Football Superstars)

Before becoming one of the greatest running backs in the NFL, Adrian Peterson overcame several personal tragedies. He held his dying brother in his arms after a tragic accident, was separated from his imprisoned father, was stunned by the murder of his stepbrother, and endured many career-threatening injuries. But through it all, he has run the football with a pride, force, and vengeance that sets him apart from almost all other mode...

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Le Mystère Tintin - Les raisons d'un succès universel

« Je vous assure que je ne comprendrai jamais le succès de Tintin. Pour moi, il doit y avoir, au départ, un malentendu… », avouait Hergé. Plus de trente ans après sa mort et quarante ans après la parution du dernier album achevé, le succès de Tintin perdure. L'universalité de son audience n'est plus à démontrer, avec une traduction en plus de cent langues. Mais s'est-on vraiment interrogé sur les raisons de ce succès, par-delà la rec...

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A Companion to Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover

With the analysis of the best scholars on this era, 29 essays demonstrate how academics then and now have addressed the political, economic, diplomatic, cultural, ethnic, and social history of the presidents of the Republican Era of 1921-1933 - Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. This is the first historiographical treatment of a long-neglected period, ranging from early treatments to the most recent scholarship Features review essays on ...

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The Way I Am

Chart topping-and headline-making-rap artist Eminem shares his private reflections, drawings, handwritten lyrics, and photographs in his New York Times bestseller The Way I Am Fiercely intelligent, relentlessly provocative, and prodigiously gifted, Eminem is known as much for his enigmatic persona as for being the fastest-selling rap artist and the first rapper to ever win an Oscar. Everyone wants to know what Eminem is really like-a...

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Nikita Krushchev

What was known about Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during his career was strictly limited by the secretive Soviet government. Little more information was available after he was ousted and became a “non-person” in the ussr in 1964. This pathbreaking book draws for the first time on a wealth of newly released materials—documents from secret former Soviet archives, memoirs of long-silent witnesses, the full memoirs of the premier him...

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Robert Walser-Handbuch: Leben – Werk – Wirkung

Robert Walser gilt heute als einer der wichtigsten Prosa-Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Obwohl er mit seinen Romanen »Geschwister Tanner«, »Der Gehülfe« und »Jakob von Gunten« in Literatenkreisen früh eine gewisse Bekanntheit erwarb, bewegte sich Walser Zeit seines Lebens an den Rändern der Gesellschaft und gelangte erst postum zu internationalem Ruhm. Erstmals werden Leben und Werk dieses bedeutenden Autors in einem Handbuch dargeste...

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Brownshirt Princess: A Study of the Nazi Conscience

Marie Adelheid, Prinzessin Reuß-zur Lippe was a rebellious young woman and aspiring writer from an ancient princely family who became a fervent Nazi. Heinrich Vogeler was a well-regarded Jugendstil artist who was to join the German Communist Party and later emigrate to the Soviet Union. Ludwig Roselius was a successful Bremen businessman who had made a fortune from his invention of decaffeinated coffee. What was it about the revoluti...

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Franz Kafka - Lettere a Felice

L'intera opera di Kafka, scrittore praghese di straordinaria forza simbolica, acuto indagatore dei motivi della colpa e della condanna, che ha saputo mediare la cultura occidentale a sfondo razionalistico e gli impulsi mistici dell'ebraismo, è racchiusa in cinque volumi. Il volume Lettere a Felice racchiude il carteggio kafkiano nella versione di Ervino Pocar.

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A Hundred Thousand White Stones

A Hundred Thousand White Stones is one young Tibetan woman's fearlessly told story of longing and change. Kunsang Dolma writes with unvarnished candor of the hardships she experienced as a girl in Tibet, violations as a refugee nun in India, and struggles as an immigrant and new mother in America. Yet even in tribulation, she finds levity and never descends to self-pity. We watch in wonder as her unlikely choices and remarkable persi...