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The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Author : Henry Miller
ISBN : 0811201066
Genre : Fiction
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Presents the contemporary writer's vision of American life, gleaned from his travels throughout the country during the early 1940's

To Remember The Air Conditioned Nightmare

Author : Henry Miller
ISBN : LCCN:45011390
Genre : United States
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Henry Miller

Author : Esta Lou Riley
ISBN : UOM:39076005086751
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Murder The Murderer

Author : Henry Miller
ISBN : UOM:39015050150757
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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On Henry Miller

Author : John Burnside
ISBN : 9780691166872
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An engaging invitation to rediscover Henry Miller—and to learn how his anarchist sensibility can help us escape “the air-conditioned nightmare” of the modern world The American writer Henry Miller's critical reputation--if not his popular readership—has been in eclipse at least since Kate Millett's blistering critique in Sexual Politics, her landmark 1970 study of misogyny in literature and art. Even a Miller fan like the acclaimed Scottish writer John Burnside finds Miller's "sex books"—including The Rosy Crucifixion, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn—"boring and embarrassing." But Burnside says that Miller's notorious image as a "pornographer and woman hater" has hidden his vital, true importance—his anarchist sensibility and the way it shows us how, by fleeing from conformity of all kinds, we may be able to save ourselves from the "air-conditioned nightmare" of the modern world. Miller wrote that "there is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy," and in this short, engaging, and personal book, Burnside shows how Miller teaches us to become less adapted to the world, to resist a life sentence to the prison of social, intellectual, emotional, and material conditioning. Exploring the full range of Miller's work, and giving special attention to The Air-Conditioned Nightmare and The Colossus of Maroussi, Burnside shows how, with humor and wisdom, Miller illuminates the misunderstood tradition of anarchist thought. Along the way, Burnside reflects on Rimbaud's enormous influence on Miller, as well as on how Rimbaud and Miller have influenced his own writing. An unconventional and appealing account of an unjustly neglected writer, On Henry Miller restores to us a figure whose searing criticism of the modern world has never been more relevant.

Murder The Murderer

Author : Henry Miller
ISBN : OCLC:55591686
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Writing Reading And Research

Author : Richard Veit
ISBN : 0321394372
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Flexible and goal-oriented, this text integrates instruction in reading, writing, and research with topical, interdisciplinary readings and concludes with a research handbook. Writing, Reading, and Research thoroughly covers analytical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, and synthesizing--skills essential for developing a research paper. Each stage of the process is illustrated with examples of student and professional writing. Unlike comparable books, Writing, Reading, and Research leads off with two sample student papers in the early chapters, giving students a clear idea of the final goal as they progress through each step of the research and writing process.

Chambers Dictionary Of Quotations

Author : Dr Gary Jones
ISBN : UOM:49015002923143
Genre : Reference
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This is a collection of more than 20,000 quotations from more than 4,000 sources, arranged alphabetically by speaker, and provides biographical facts for each speaker help put quotations in context.

Webster S New World Dictionary Of Quotations

Author : Chambers Harrap Publishers, Ltd
ISBN : UCSC:32106017510220
Genre : Reference
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THE COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION OF QUOTATIONS THAT GOES BEYOND CITATIONS AND INCLUDES CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION Webster's New World® Dictionary of Quotations is a treasure-trove of memorable, witty, and relevant sayings and writings. With more than 20,000 entries from over 4,000 sources, plus concise information on the author and the historical context, it's more user-friendly and comprehensive than similar references. It's organized for quick reference, with: Entries that are arranged alphabetically by author so you can get an overview of an author's philosophy and style A keyword index that helps you quickly find an elusive quotation or zero in on apt quotations on a specific topic It's the ultimate, comprehensive resource, with: Mini-biographies of authors More relevant information, including source and historical context Entries that span the ages, from Greek philosophers, the Bible, and Shakespeare to modern authors, celebrities, and world leaders Quotes reflecting current culture and global thinking, with an emphasis on modern times and international figures Unequaled diversity of authors and details on their works, their times, and their philosophies

Cool Comfort

Author : Marsha Ackermann
ISBN : 9781588344014
Genre : History
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The year 2002 marked the 100th anniversary of the first installation of air-conditioning. During the past century, it has become a staple of American life; 83% of US homes are now air-conditioned. In this engaging social history, Marsha Ackermann explores how the idea of “cooling” became firmly embedded in the social perceptions and expectations of Americans, transforming our definition of comfort and the way we live, work, and play.

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