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How To Be Alone

Author : Jonathan Franzen
ISBN : 0374707642
Genre : Literary Collections
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Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel. This essay is reprinted for the first time in How to be Alone, along with the personal essays and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections. Although his subjects range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each piece wrestles with familiar themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civic life and private dignity and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America. Recent pieces include a moving essay on his father's stuggle with Alzheimer's disease (which has already been reprinted around the world) and a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author. As a collection, these essays record what Franzen calls "a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance--even a celebration--of being a reader and a writer." At the same time they show the wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics.

Alone

Author : Richard E. Byrd
ISBN : 1559634634
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When Admiral Richard E. Byrd set out on his second Antarctic expedition in 1934, he was already an international hero for having piloted the first flights over the North and South Poles. His plan for this latest adventure was to spend six months alone near the bottom of the world, gathering weather data and indulging his desire “to taste peace and quiet long enough to know how good they really are.” But early on things went terribly wrong. Isolated in the pervasive polar night with no hope of release until spring, Byrd began suffering inexplicable symptoms of mental and physical illness. By the time he discovered that carbon monoxide from a defective stovepipe was poisoning him, Byrd was already engaged in a monumental struggle to save his life and preserve his sanity. When Alone was first published in 1938, it became an enormous bestseller. This edition keeps alive Byrd’s unforgettable narrative for new generations of readers.

Deutsche Sicherheitspolitik Zwischen Never Alone Und Never Again

Author : Imken Heitmann-Kroning
ISBN : 9783847408031
Genre : Political Science
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Wohin steuert die deutsche Außenpolitik und welche Rolle nimmt die Bundesrepublik bei weltweiten Militäreinsätzen ein? Die Autorin diskutiert diese Frage am Beispiel des Afghanistan-Einsatzes – einer der komplexesten und längsten multinationalen Militärmissionen. Wie haben sich innerstaatliche Entscheidungsprozesse angesichts einer zunehmenden Zerrissenheit der politischen Akteure zwischen der deutschen Verpflichtung zur Bündnissolidarität und der Kultur militärischer Zurückhaltung gestaltet?

Tonight We Stay Alone

Author : Werner Birner
ISBN : 9783839189443
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Alone

Author : Anonymous
ISBN : 147722629X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No matter what race, religious belief, age, sex, employment status, or position in society you hold, everyone has had to endure hardship and pain at some point in their lives. I’m not saying that my story has any more tragedy than that of a hundred million other people, but I am going to prove to you that time does not heal all wounds. Have you ever wondered about ‘those’ people who you have always considered to be ‘weird’ or‘odd’? You might find them in your workplace, on a train, at the supermarket ... in fact, just about anywhere! You’ve given them funny names, you insult them behind their backs, and yet you won’t commit yourself to understanding how they became that way. They are insular, rarely smile, are defensive, never attend the office parties, know lots of irrelevant statistics and can be a little offensive in their own ignorant way. They live ‘in a world of their own’ and treat their pets better than their neighbours and occupy their time with seemingly trivial pastimes that cost them obscene amounts of money. Are they crazy? I challenge you to pick up this book, read it and bear witness to the story behind one of those people, for there might be something to learn about your neighbours ... or maybe even yourself!

Bowling Alone

Author : Robert D. Putnam
ISBN : 9780743203043
Genre : History
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Shows how changes in work, family structure, women's roles, and other factors have caused people to become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and democratic structures--and how they may reconnect.

Alone

Author : Beverley Farmer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040139862
Genre : Fiction
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A young woman's obsession for her lesbian lover gradually becomes anguish as she finds herself more and more alone

Alone Together

Author : Sherry Turkle
ISBN : 9780465093663
Genre : Psychology
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"Savvy and insightful." --New York Times Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

The Great Alone

Author : Kristin Hannah
ISBN : 9781250165619
Genre : Fiction
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An instant #1 New York Times bestseller (February 2018)! "A TOUR DE FORCE." —Kirkus (starred review) Alaska, 1974. Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed. For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier. Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown. At first, Alaska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources. But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves. In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska—a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature.

The Cinema Alone

Author : Michael Temple
ISBN : 905356456X
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume of essays constitutes a comprehensive and interdisciplinary engagement with Jean-Luc Godard's current film and video work. Its key focus is the eight-part magnum opus Histoire(s) du cinma (1988-1998), an extraordinary experiment in film history that attempts to tell 'all the stories of cinema' whilst remaining true to the specificity of what 'the cinema alone' contributed to twentieth-century culture. The Cinema Alone features contributors from France, Britain and America who discuss Godard's recent work both in the context of his earlier corpus and in relation to subjects such as literature, art history, philosophy, silent cinema, European culture, film theory, video and digital technology. The collection will make an important contribution to critical debates on the past, present and future of Film and Media Studies as cinema enters its second century.

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