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The Great Grisby

Author : Mikita Brottman
ISBN : 9780062304636
Genre : Pets
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A scholar, psychoanalyst, and cultural critic explores the multifaceted role dogs play in our world in this charming bestiary of dogs from literature, lore, and life. While gradually unveiling her eight-year love affair with her French bulldog, Grisby, Mikita Brottman ruminates on the singular bond between dogs and humans. Why do prevailing attitudes warn us against loving our pet “too much”? Is her relationship with Grisby nourishing or dysfunctional, commonplace or unique? Challenging the assumption that there’s something repressed and neurotic about those deeply connected to a dog, she turns her keen eye on the many ways in which dog is the mirror of man. The Great Grisby is organized into twenty-six alphabetically arranged chapters, each devoted to a particular human-canine union drawn from history, art, philosophy, or literature. Here is Picasso’s dachshund Lump; Freud’s chow Yofi; Bill Sikes’s mutt Bull’s Eye in Oliver Twist; and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s spaniel Flush, whose biography was penned by Virginia Woolf. There are royal dogs, like Prince Albert’s greyhound Eos, and dogs cherished by authors, like Thomas Hardy’s fox terrier, Wessex. Brottman’s own beloved Grisby serves as an envoy for sniffing out these remarkable companions. Quirky and delightful, and peppered with incisive personal reflections and black-and-white sketches portraying a different dog and its owner drawn by the enormously talented Davina “Psamophis” Falcão, The Great Grisby reveals how much dogs have to teach us about empathy, happiness, love—and what it means to be human.

The Maximum Security Book Club

Author : Mikita Brottman
ISBN : 9780062384355
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A riveting account of the two years literary scholar Mikita Brottman spent reading literature with criminals in a maximum-security men’s prison outside Baltimore, and what she learned from them—Orange Is the New Black meets Reading Lolita in Tehran. On sabbatical from teaching literature to undergraduates, and wanting to educate a different kind of student, Mikita Brottman starts a book club with a group of convicts from the Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland. She assigns them ten dark, challenging classics—including Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Poe’s story “The Black Cat,” and Nabokov’s Lolita—books that don’t flinch from evoking the isolation of the human struggle, the pain of conflict, and the cost of transgression. Although Brottman is already familiar with these works, the convicts open them up in completely new ways. Their discussions may “only” be about literature, but for the prisoners, everything is at stake. Gradually, the inmates open up about their lives and families, their disastrous choices, their guilt and loss. Brottman also discovers that life in prison, while monotonous, is never without incident. The book club members struggle with their assigned reading through solitary confinement; on lockdown; in between factory shifts; in the hospital; and in the middle of the chaos of blasting televisions, incessant chatter, and the constant banging of metal doors. Though The Maximum Security Book Club never loses sight of the moral issues raised in the selected reading, it refuses to back away from the unexpected insights offered by the company of these complex, difficult men. It is a compelling, thoughtful analysis of literature—and prison life—like nothing you’ve ever read before.

Author : سليماني، ليلى،
ISBN : 9981720356
Genre : Families
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Author : مايكل كننجهام
ISBN : 600002777X
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Diana Al Hadid

Author : Maya Allison
ISBN : 885723200X
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This book marks the occasion of Diana AI-Hadid's first solo exhibition in the Arab world, where she is well known and appreciated, and presents her monumental sculpture Phantom Limb (2014). Al-Hadid's work stands apart from much contemporary art via its explicit engagement with art history and architecture, particularly that of Renaissance and Classical periods, a fact that this book explores in depth. Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981) is a Syrian-American artist who lives and works in New York, whose works of ephemeral materiality have gained international acclaim. At once enigmatic and monumental, her unconventional use of materials such as polymer gypsum, wax and gold leaf are fused with filtered references of visual histories, ranging from Hellenistic sculpture and Greek and Arab mythology, to Northern Renaissance painting. Diana AI-Hadid received a BFA from Kent State University, MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been included in numerous international group exhibitions.

The Awakening And Other Short Stories Arabic Edition

Author : Kate Chopin
ISBN : 1537188313
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The Illustrated London News

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ISBN : ONB:+Z256662701
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Author : ج. ك. رولينج
ISBN : 9781781109649
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"بعد أن قلب هاري الظرف، ويداه ترتعدان، رأى هاري ختمًا شمعيًا أرجوانيًا يحمل شعار النبالة؛ أسدًا، ونسرًا، وفرو الغرير وثعبانًا يُحيط بالحرف "H"." لم يسمع هاري بهوجورتس من قبل على الإطلاق عندما بدأت الخطابات بالتساقط على ممسحة الباب على الرقم الرابع في شارع برايفت درايف. وكانت مغلّفة باللون الأخضر على مخطوطة ورقية صفراء مع ختم أرجواني، واستولى عليها عمه وعمته المخيفان بصورة سريعة. بعد ذلك، في عيد ميلاد هاري الحادي عشر، اقتحم رجل عملاق ذو عيون بارزة يُدعى روبياس هاغريد المكان حاملًا بعض الأخبار المذهلة: هاري بوتر أصبح ساحرًا، وتم قبوله في مدرسة هوجورتس لفنون السحر والشعوذة. مغامرة رائعة على وشك البدء!

Author : أورهان باموق
ISBN : 9789770933688
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The Red Badge Of Courage Arabic Edition

Author : Stephen Crane
ISBN : 1533380805
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