Life and a Half

This crisp translation by Alison Dundy maintains the fast-paced action and bitingly satiric tone of the original.

Life and a Half

Author: Sony Lab'Ou Tansi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253222877

Page: 134

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Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi's response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political crackdown in Congo. The novel takes place in an imaginary African country run by the latest in a series of cannibalistic dictators who has captured Martial, the leader of the opposition, and his family. Though shot, knifed, butchered, and bled, Martial's spirit lives on to guide his followers in their fight against the dictators. Facing censorship, Tansi insisted that his book was a fable and that if he were ever given the opportunity to write about real events, he would be much more direct rather than follow the torturous paths of a novel. This crisp translation by Alison Dundy maintains the fast-paced action and bitingly satiric tone of the original.

Remember to Live

Awareness and acceptance of our mortality as experienced in aging, illness, and the death of others can bring a clarity and richness to the limited, precious moments of life, and helps us foster a special care for relationships and ...

Remember to Live

Author: Thomas Ryan

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809147580

Page: 238

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NOW AVAILABLE Awareness and acceptance of our mortality as experienced in aging, illness, and the death of others can bring a clarity and richness to the limited, precious moments of life, and helps us foster a special care for relationships and priorities in the time we are given.

Half My Life

From a good upbringing to travelling, meeting interesting people and devoting his life to his passions of food, wine, writing and acting and loving. Almost in chronological order, this books follows his highs and lows.

Half My Life

Author: Garry Waite

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 285

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The story of an ordinary chap, from an ordinary background that made some not so ordinary choices in life: As someone who decided to move to Spain in the early eighties and was determined to stay for the duration, put him in the almost pioneering sphere. A time when there were less than maybe 5000 expats living in Spain it was a sort of fledgling 'club'. It was never easy and when things were great they were phenomenal, but when they were shit -- they were shit! In later years life took a downward spiral with no pension and no income it became extremely difficult. So what was the solution? Pack up and go back to a country for which he had no particular longing and to an uncertain life to which he did not any longer belong. After all he had now lived in Spain more than Half His Life. BUT he had had a full life. From a good upbringing to travelling, meeting interesting people and devoting his life to his passions of food, wine, writing and acting and loving. Almost in chronological order, this books follows his highs and lows. You will be amazed how quickly you will identify with him and hopefully enjoy reading his exploits.

Neighbors Life Stories of the Other Half

He lived in the day that is, fighting his way as he could with a leg and a half and a
nickname—“Gimpy” they called him for ... lost his life when one of the bigger boys
dared him to run through an election bonfire like his able-bodied comrades.

Neighbors  Life Stories of the Other Half

Author: Jacob A. Riis

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Page: 471

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"Neighbors: Life Stories of the Other Half" by Jacob A. Riis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Flux

Peggy Orenstein’s bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s.

Flux

Author: Peggy Orenstein

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307822400

Page: 352

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Peggy Orenstein’s bestselling Schoolgirls is the classic study of teenage girls and self-esteem. Now Orenstein uses the same interviewing and reporting skills to examine the lives of women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The advances of the women’s movement allow women to grow up with a sense of expanded possibilities. Yet traditional expectations have hardly changed. To discover how they are navigating this double burden personally and professionally, Orenstein interviewed hundreds of women and has blended their voices into a compelling narrative that gets deep inside their lives and choices. With unusual sensitivity, Orenstein offers insight and inspiration for every woman who is making important decisions of her own.

My Life as a Half Baked Christian

Tim Wildmon has something to say, and he says it like no one else. With a whole new collection of bizarre but true life stories, Tim shares how God can and does work through the events of our everyday lives.

My Life as a Half Baked Christian

Author: Tim Wildmon

Publisher: Barbour Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781577485711

Page: 238

View: 994

He's back, and he's zanier than ever! Tim Wildmon has something to say, and he says it like no one else. With a whole new collection of bizarre but true life stories, Tim shares how God can and does work through the events of our everyday lives. Amidst all the fun is some serious thought, though. Can we learn to better love God and serve our fellow man by pausing to contemplate everyday events? Perhaps we can be encouraged that, although we all are rather half-baked, we're in this spiritual journey together -- and what God has begun in each of our hearts, He will surely complete!

Embracing Your Future

In Embracing Your Future, author and educator Kathy Herrick invites retirees, seniors, and anyone moving into the second half of life to use this faith-based, practical guide to self-discovery to aid their individual journeys and strive to ...

Embracing Your Future

Author: Kathy Herrick

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973602733

Page: 124

View: 566

When we are young, we learn how to live life by observing and learning from those around us. But what about when life moves into its second half? As we get older, changes and transitions happen quickly, and without guidance or people to watch and learn from their experiences, we may lose that sense of purposewho we think we are and what we know may suddenly no longer fit. In Embracing Your Future, author and educator Kathy Herrick invites retirees, seniors, and anyone moving into the second half of life to use this faith-based, practical guide to self-discovery to aid their individual journeys and strive to embrace futures of joy and purpose. It can help anyone in this new stage of life to deepen friendships and strengthen their faith walk, showing how to live life with purpose once again. Individuals or small study groups will find Embracing Your Future easy to use and enlightening, and topics include learning from the past, discovering identity, cultivating spiritual gifts, enjoying friendship, pursuing dreams and goals, finding purpose, leaving a legacy, and much more. Everyoneregardless of age and stagehas a purpose in the future, and rediscovering that purpose can be life changing as we embrace God and embrace our own unique futures.

Half a Life

In Half a Life we are introduced to the compelling figure of Willie Chandran.

Half a Life

Author: V. S. Naipaul

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447209370

Page: 240

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In Half a Life we are introduced to the compelling figure of Willie Chandran. Springing from the unhappy union of a low-caste mother and a father constantly at odds with life, Willie is naively eager to find something that will place him both in and apart from the world. Drawn to England, and to the immigrant and bohemian communities of post-war London, it is only in his first experience of love that he finally senses the possibility of fulfilment. In its humorous and sensitive vision of the half-lives quietly lived out at the centre of our world, V.S. Naipaul’s graceful novel brings its own unique illumination to essential aspects of our shared history. ‘Parts are as sly and funny as anything Naipaul has written. Nobody who enjoys seeing English beautifully controlled should miss this novel’ John Carey, Sunday Times

A Life and a Half

Peter Cadbury, a direct descendant of the founder, shows in A Life and a Half how he has achieved something similar with his own extraordinarily full life.

A Life and a Half

Author: Cadbury Peter H G

Publisher: Mereo Books

ISBN: 9781861514035

Page: 386

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Cadbury's famous advertisement portrayed an impossibly large amount of creamy milk being poured into a chocolate bar. Peter Cadbury, a direct descendant of the founder, shows in A Life and a Half how he has achieved something similar with his own extraordinarily full life. After surviving a flight in a blazing plane at 14 and narrowly escaping being the youngest MP at 24, Peter moved from law into banking. He recounts the personal dramas of advising on high profile takeovers, being a pioneer of crossborder mergers and working in over 20 countries, especially South Africa. Peter was at the centre of the Westland crisis which nearly saw the fall of the Thatcher Government, and tells how he might have prevented it. He recounts travelling to over 100 countries, including taking a Land Rover to India and back, and being the first tourist to Albania since King Zog. He recalls historic artistic occasions, building up his important collection of Norwich School landscapes and arranging the wedding of his daughter to a clan chieftain.

Herman Melville 2 Volume Set

These volumes comprise the first half of a comprehensive biography on Melville, grounded in archival research, new scholarship, and incisive critical readings.

Herman Melville  2 Volume Set

Author: John Bryant

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405121903

Page: 1336

View: 988

A comprehensive exploration of Melville’s formative years, providing a new biographical foundation for today’s generations of Melville readers Herman Melville: A Half Known Life, Volumes 1 and 2, follows Herman Melville’s life from early childhood to his astonishing emergence as a bestselling novelist with the publication of Typee in 1846. These volumes comprise the first half of a comprehensive biography on Melville, grounded in archival research, new scholarship, and incisive critical readings. Author John Bryant, a distinguished Melville scholar, editor, critic, and educator, traces the events and experiences that shaped the many-stranded consciousness of one of literature’s greatest writers. This in-depth and innovative biography covers Melville’s family history and literary friendships, his father-longing, god-hunger, and search for the hidden nature of Being, the genesis of his liberal politics, his empathy for African Americans, Native Americans, Polynesians, South Americans, and immigrants. Original perspectives on Melville’s earliest identities—orphaned son, sibling, farmer, teacher, debater, lover, actor, sailor—provide the context for Melville’s evolution as a writer. The biography presents new information regarding Melville’s reading, his early orations and acting experience, his life at sea and on the road, and the unsettling death of his older, rival brother from mercury poisoning. It provides insights on experiences such as Melville’s trauma at the loss of his father, his learning to write amidst a coterie siblings, his struggles to find work during economic depression, his journey West, his life in whaling and in the navy, and his vagabondage in the South Pacific during the moment of American and European imperial incursions. A significant addition to Melville scholarship, this important biographical work: Explores the nature and development of Melville’s creative consciousness, through the lens of his revisions in manuscript and print Assesses Melville’s sexual growth and exploration of the spectrum of his masculinities Highlights Melville’s relevance in contemporary democratic society Discusses Melville’s blending of dark humor and tragedy in his unique version of the picturesque Examines the ‘replaying’ of Melville’s life traumas throughout his entire works, from Typee, Omoo, Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, Pierre, Israel Potter, and The Confidence-Man to his shorter works, including “Bartleby,” his epic Clarel, his poetry, and his last novella Billy Budd Covers such cultural and historical events as the American revolution of his grandparents, the whaling industry, New York slavery, street life and theater in Manhattan, the transatlantic slave trade, the Jacksonian economy, Indian removal, Pacific colonialism, and westward expansion Written in an engaging style for scholars and general readers alike, Herman Melville: A Half Known Life, Volumes 1 and 2 is an indispensable new source of information and insights for those interested in Melville, 19th-century and modern literature and culture, and readers of general American history and literary culture.

In the Half Light

A vivid picture of Australian childhood during the twentieth century, contains a collection of reminiscences from city and country dwellers, rich and poor, black and white, Australians and those born overseas.

In the Half Light

Author: Jacqueline Kent

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780207156632

Page: 266

View: 557

Whole Ass

Whole Ass is the book for anyone who wants to experience life to the fullest and is looking to let go of any obstacles, fears, and doubts that are limiting the most exciting adventure of all: our human existence.

Whole Ass

Author: Maharani

Publisher: That Guy's House

ISBN: 9781912779864

Page: 324

View: 156

Whole Ass is the book for anyone who wants to experience life to the fullest and is looking to let go of any obstacles, fears, and doubts that are limiting the most exciting adventure of all: our human existence. By giving everything you are, with no holding back, life will give you everything you have always wanted.