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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 Great Grisby

Author : Mikita Brottman
ISBN : 0062304615
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; Oliver Twist's Bill Sikes's mutt Bull's Eye; 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, 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.

Cooking For Two Your Dog You

Author : Brandon Schultz
ISBN : 9781510714960
Genre : Pets
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Dig in! Twenty-five lick-your-plate-clean recipes to share with your dog! Share a meal with your best furry friend! With Cooking for Two: Your Dog and You, canines and their humans can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner together! In this two-species cookbook, Brandon Schultz has adapted dozens of “people food” recipes to accommodate the palates of humans and the dietary limitations of dogs. He covers which foods are and aren’t safe for our faithful companions, suggests resources for making day-to-day dog food, and even gives tips on making dishes for special occasions. Each recipe has instructions and ingredient lists for both types of diners. Recipes include: • Sweet Potato Fries • Fruit Salad with Honey • Beef Stew • Greek Yogurt Banana Split • And many more! You no longer have to wonder if your dog really likes his kibbles. Set an extra place at the table, and watch him chow down on some truly tasty dishes. A seasoned pet chef, Brandon is proud to present his second cookbook for pets and their humans. Take it from his canine coauthor Chase: you’ll be licking your plate clean!

Vintage Crafts

Author : Clara Lidström
ISBN : 9781628735635
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Vintage flair isn’t just classy and cute; it’s fun to create and perfect for any budget! So let your creativity run wild on trips to the flea market, and don’t back down from that deal at the yard sale. With Vintage Crafts, use paper scraps, teacups, and a splash of paint to decorate your house room by room. More than just a craft book, Vintage Crafts features recipes fresh from the countryside, lessons for safe and easy outdoor improvement, and tips for keeping your house eco-friendly. This is the ultimate home decor resource from Sweden’s number one lifestyle blogger, Clara Lidström. Learn to liven up secondhand clothes, turn old fabrics into patchwork projects, and interject some ’50s-era chic into your thrift store finds. Elegant, old-style country projects include: Champagne box bookshelves Wallpapering with maps Silhouette frames Baby shoe flower planters Bark and twig lanterns And so much more to make with your two hands and flea market bargains! So look around: if your house is full of scraps and never-used knickknacks, turn them into something beautiful, useful, and made by you! With Vintage Crafts at your crafting table, your hands will never be idle again!

Dogma

Author : Kim Levin
ISBN : 9780740786730
Genre : Photography
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Dogma pairs Kim Levin's stunning black-and-white photography with Erica Salmon's poignant aphorisms to capture the nature and nuances of the way dogs live.dogma--(n.) 1a: something held as an established opinion; especially: a definite authoritative tenet b: a code of such tenets pedagogical dogma c: a point of view or tenet put forth as authoritative without adequate grounds. Dogma, a book wherein dogs get to hold the definite authoritative tenet, provides a distinct point of view. And it's one that readers will find both amusing and insightful. In her previous books, photographer Kim Levin touchingly chronicled our affection for dogs in evocative images and words. Now she's applied her creative energy to Dogma, an attractive volume that details a dog's life. More important, Dogma, is a code of living for dogs by dogs. But humans just might want to pay attention, too--Dogma, presents seemingly innocent lessons that would be valuable for everyone to learn. Throughout Dogma,, canines of all varieties demonstrate the good life in entertaining photos by Levin and carefree maxims written by Erica Salmon: * Befriend all sorts of creatures. * Explore your own backyard. * Smile even if your teeth aren't perfect. * Sniff out a situation before running into it. * Let loved ones call you silly names like "Stinky" and "Sweet Pea." Together, the words and pictures create a clever take on how life should be lived. Dog lovers and anyone looking for the simple life will savor this wonderful book.

Journey To The West

Author : Anthony C. Yu
ISBN : 0226971538
Genre : Fiction
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The Journey to the West, volume 3, comprises the third twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Hsüan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disciples in quest of Buddhist scriptures. For nearly a thousand years, his exploits were celebrated and embellished in various accounts, culminating in the hundred-chapter Journey to the West, which combines religious allegory with romance, fantasy, humor, and satire.

Never Bite When A Growl Will Do

Author : Michael Nastasi
ISBN : 9780811849814
Genre : Pets
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In this delightful hardcover, dogs large and small, purebred and mixed, are captured in endearing photographs paired with inspirational quotes"If what you want lies buried, dig deeper," "Keep learning new tricks"that take on new meaning when rendered from a dog's-eye view. After years of meeting challenges (flying Frisbees) and enjoying the moment (midday naps), these pups offer tips for navigating a world riddled with bigger dogs and elusive sticks. This book is the perfect gift for everyone who might enjoy an encouraging word from their neighborhood hound.

Dogtown

Author : Stefan Bechtel
ISBN : 9781426205620
Genre : Pets
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Celebrates the bond between dogs and their caregivers at the Best Friends Animal Society and shares the inspiring rehabilitation stories of dogs who responded to intervention after being dismissed as unadoptable by other shelters.

Critical Theory Today

Author : Lois Tyson
ISBN : 9781317643234
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new historicism and cultural criticism; lesbian, gay, and queer theory; African American criticism and postcolonial criticism. This new edition features: a major expansion of the chapter on postcolonial criticism that includes topics such as Nordicism, globalization and the ‘end’ of postcolonial theory, global tourism and global conservation an extended explanation of each theory, using examples from everyday life, popular culture, and literary texts a list of specific questions critics ask about literary texts an interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the lens of each theory a list of questions for further practice to guide readers in applying each theory to different literary works updated and expanded bibliographies Both engaging and rigorous, this is a "how-to" book for undergraduate and graduate students new to critical theory and for college professors who want to broaden their repertoire of critical approaches to literature.

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