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Far And Away

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9781476795065
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From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—“Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking essays” (Vanity Fair). Far and Away chronicles Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. From his stint on the barricades in Moscow in 1991, when he joined artists in resisting the coup whose failure ended the Soviet Union, his 2002 account of the rebirth of culture in Afghanistan following the fall of the Taliban, his insightful appraisal of a Myanmar seeped in contradictions as it slowly, fitfully pushes toward freedom, and many other stories of profound upheaval, this book provides a unique window onto the very idea of social change. With his signature brilliance and compassion, Solomon demonstrates both how history is altered by individuals, and how personal identities are altered when governments alter. A journalist and essayist of remarkable perception and prescience, Solomon captures the essence of these cultures. Ranging across seven continents and twenty-five years, these “meaty dispatches…are brilliant geopolitical travelogues that also comprise a very personal and reflective resume of the National Book Award winner’s globe-trotting adventures” (Elle). Far and Away takes a magnificent journey into the heart of extraordinarily diverse experiences: “You will not only know the world better after having seen it through Solomon’s eyes, you will also care about it more” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

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Author : تشارلز ديكنز
ISBN : 9789777650939
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Author : Jonathan Franzen
ISBN : 9789533047546
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Četrnaest godina nakon „Korekcija“ i pet godina nakon „Slobode“ Franzen je napisao još jedan velik roman, „najintimniji dosad, u kojem je svojem glasu dodao neke nove tonove“. The New York Times „Čistoća“, naslov novog romana Jonathana Franzena, ujedno je i značenje imena glavne junakinje (Purity) i koncept koji zadobiva mnoge oblike u romanu. Purity Pip Tyler živi kao skvoterica u Oaklandu, opterećena je studentskim kreditom, a jedina joj je obitelj majka. Odrasla gotovo u izolaciji, ne zna majčin pravi identitet ni tko joj je otac i boji se da nikad neće imati normalan život. Druženje s anarhistima iz Njemačke odvodi Pip u Južnu Ameriku gdje počinje raditi kao pripravnica u Sunčanom projektu, hakerskoj skupini sličnoj WikiLeaksu. Pip se nada da će tamo otkriti tajnu svoga podrijetla. Na čelu grupacije karizmatični je Andreas Wolf, koji je mladost proveo u Istočnoj Njemačkoj i proslavio se u vrijeme pada Berlinskoga zida. Premda mnogo stariji od nje, Wolf pokazuje naklonost prema Pip i između njih se razvija poseban i intenzivan odnos. Ova se priča grana u prošlost i sadašnjost, u sedam povezanih dijelova knjige koji su ispripovijedani kroz prizme različitih likova. Pri tom Franzen stvara svijet originalnih i nezaboravnih likova – novinari, leakeri, ljubavnici i supružnici, loši pisci, karijeristi, tragičari. Gotovo svaki lik u romanu traži “čistoću” u nekom obliku, a propitivanje istine i laži, čistog i zagađenog događa se na mnogim razinama njihove egzistencije i međusobnih odnosa. „Čistoća“ je zamršen, ali savršeno kontroliran roman o velikim temama (život u komunizmu i pad Istočnog bloka, ogoljavanje privatnosti u eri interneta, korupcijske afere u visokoj politici, toksičnost kulture opsjednute slavom). No ipak, u samom srcu romana pulsiraju puno intimniji problemi i teme: propali brakovi, slomljena prijateljstva, mučna djetinjstva, seksualne fantazije i perverzije, trenuci kad se suočavamo s vlastitim demonima, ludilom i kaosom. Svi likovi u romanu nose neku svoju tajnu, sram i krivnju, a sâm Franzen “Čistoću” je nazvao knjigom o našim modricama i povredama. Ovim romanom Franzen je još jedanput pokazao da je izuzetan pripovjedač koji proniče u bolne točke današnjice i naše egzistencije, snažno, duhovito i s profinjenom dozom ironije.

Author : Willem Middelkoop
ISBN : 9786035038652
Genre : Business & Economics
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يبدو أنّ تحوّل النظام المالي وشيك، على أنّ الحاجة كبيرة إلى آلية جديدة تنظمه قبل حلول 2020م، لقد أدركتْ الولايات المتحدة الخسارة التي سيمنى بها الدولار وموقعه كونه العملةٍ الاحتياطيةٍ للعالم منذ بداية أزمة الائتمان، وباشرت بالتخطيط لتحوّلٍ في سياساتها النقدية؛ سيأتي هذا التحوّل بما يضمن بقاء الولايات المتحدة في الصدارة وفقاً للمحللين؛ على أنّ النظام النقدي الجديد سيتيح لعملاتٍ أخرى مثل اليورو والرنمينبي الصيني أداء أدوارٍ أكثر أهميةً على الصعيد العالمي. وفي إطار الاستعداد للتحول القادم سيعود الذهب إلى موقعه الرائد كونه الركيزة الأساس في النظام المالي العالمي في المرحلة المقبلة، إذ تشير التوقعات إلى ارتفاع سعر الأونصة ليصبح 7,000 دولار. إنّ نظرةً على الماضي كفيلة بإدراك الغشاوة الأمريكية المحيطة بالذهب والدولار منذ زمن طويل، لكن قوى صاعدة مثل الصين وروسيا تراكمان كميات هائلة من احتياطات الذهب في مسعى منهما لأداء دورٍ أكبرٍ في الأيام المقبلة؛ حيث سيشكّل التحول القادم صدمةً لكثيرين، إلا أنّه سيكون في خدمة أولئك الذين حضّروا أنفسهم له بشكل جيد. العبيكان 2016

Far From The Tree

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9780743236720
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The National Book Award-winning author of The Noonday Demon explores the consequences of extreme personal differences between parents and children, describing his own experiences as a gay child of straight parents while evaluating the circumstances of people affected by physical, developmental or cultural factors that divide families. 150,000 first printing.

The Noonday Demon

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9781451676884
Genre : Psychology
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With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.

Les Enfants Exceptionnels

Author : Andrew Solomon
ISBN : 9782213704340
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tout parent se pose un jour cette question cruciale : comment accepter la différence de son enfant, et comment l’aider à vivre avec ? Pour y apporter des réponses, Andrew Solomon a mené plus de trois cents séries d’entretiens sur dix années. Il s’est immergé dans des foyers qui, au quotidien, sont aux prises avec la surdité, le nanisme, la trisomie 21, l’autisme, la schizophrénie ou de multiples handicaps ; il nous parle d’enfants prodiges ou transgenres ; il nous parle de ceux qui sont nés d’un viol ; de ceux qui ont commis un crime. Ce livre sans équivalent évoque avec subtilité et empathie les défis qui nous poussent à reconsidérer la manière dont nous percevons la différence. Si chacune est exceptionnelle, l’expérience que nous en faisons au sein de la famille est universelle. C’est le combat des gens qui s’aiment pour s’accepter les uns les autres, et ultimement le triomphe de l’amour sur les préjugés et les difficultés qui sont documentés dans ce livre fondateur qui s’est vu décerner vingt prix littéraires. Andrew Solomon, journaliste, est l’auteur du best-seller du New York Times Le Diable intérieur. Anatomie de la dépression (finaliste du Pulitzer et lauréat de quatorze prix aux États-Unis, dont le National Book Award en 2001 ; tr. française Albin Michel, 2002) et Far and Away. Reporting From the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years (2016), ainsi que d’un roman, Le Vaisseau de pierre (tr. française Albin Michel, 2002). Son œuvre est traduite en vingt-deux langues. Il enseigne la psychologie au centre médical de Columbia.

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The classic story of Huck Finn and his companion, the slave Jim, as they journey down the Mississippi River after running away from Huck's drunken father and Jim's owners.

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The Eu And Sudan

Author : Stationery Office (Great Britain)
ISBN : 0108473511
Genre : Law
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In this report the European Union Committee states that South Sudan needs the EU to invest time, finance and practical resources if it is to become a viable state following its declaration of independence on 9 July. The Committee concludes that there is a "high risk" that South Sudan will fail as a state. Its report calls on the EU to prioritise joining together with the United Nations, African Union and United States to resolve the most urgent issues threatening South Sudan's stability in order to avoid this. The Committee urges the EU to focus on four areas if the turning point of South Sudan's independence is not to be a missed opportunity for peace after decades of civil war: (1) the EU and international community must act together to calm violent inflammatory situations and to settle questions still in dispute between the North and South over debt, borders, citizenship And The distribution of oil revenues; (2) the EU must urgently establish the structures it needs to play a constructive role in South Sudan; (3) in the North the EU must find innovative ways to continue its development aid, despite the difficulties caused by the government of Sudan's lack of co-operation with the International Criminal Court; (4) the EU must not squander the respected role it has established for itself in supporting peacebuilding in Sudan - it must strengthen its measures against small arms proliferation and enforce its arms embargo.

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