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The Hard Crowd

Author : Rachel Kushner
ISBN : 9781982157708
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From Rachel Kushner, a writer celebrated for her "chops, ambition, and killer instinct" (John Powers, NPR) and a contributor to the New Yorker and the New York times magazine, a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays encompassing politics, culture, and cars, Rachel Kushner, author of three award-winning novels, including The Flamethrowers and The Mars Room, has firmly established herself as one of our finest fiction writers. She is also a master of the essay form: The Hard Crowd is a collection of twenty razor-sharp pieces on art and literature, motorcycle racing, truckers, classic cars, politics and social justice, and the San Francisco music scene of her youth. Kushner's writing is electric; her range, dazzling. Now includes a new essay, "naked childhood," about Kushner's family, their converted school bus, and the summers of love in Oregon and San Francisco Book jacket.

The Hard Crowd

Author : Rachel Kushner
ISBN : 9781982157715
Genre : Literary Collections
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Now includes a new essay, “Naked Childhood,” about Kushner’s family, their converted school bus, and the Summers of Love in Oregon and San Francisco! “The Hard Crowd is wild, wide-ranging, and unsparingly intelligent throughout.” —Taylor Antrim, Vogue From a writer celebrated for her “chops, ambition, and killer instinct” (John Powers, Fresh Air), a career-spanning collection of spectacular essays about politics and culture. Rachel Kushner has established herself as “the most vital and interesting American novelist working today” (The Millions) and as a master of the essay form. In The Hard Crowd, she gathers a selection of her writing from over the course of the last twenty years that addresses the most pressing political, artistic, and cultural issues of our times—and illuminates the themes and real-life experiences that inform her fiction. In twenty razor-sharp essays, The Hard Crowd spans literary journalism, memoir, cultural criticism, and writing about art and literature, including pieces on Jeff Koons, Denis Johnson, and Marguerite Duras. Kushner takes us on a journey through a Palestinian refugee camp, an illegal motorcycle race down the Baja Peninsula, 1970s wildcat strikes in Fiat factories, her love of classic cars, and her young life in the music scene of her hometown, San Francisco. The closing, eponymous essay is her manifesto on nostalgia, doom, and writing. These pieces, new and old, are electric, vivid, and wry, and they provide an opportunity to witness the evolution and range of one of our most dazzling and fearless writers. “Kushner writes with startling detail, imagination, and gallows humor,” said Leah Greenblatt in Entertainment Weekly, and, from Paula McLain in the Wall Street Journal: “The authority and precision of Kushner’s writing is impressive, but it’s the gorgeous ferocity that will stick with me.”

Cuban Sketches

Author : James William Steele
ISBN : PRNC:32101038158208
Genre : Black people
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Crowd Scenes

Author : Michael Tratner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131722113
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The movies and the masses erupted on the world stage together. In a few decades around the turn of the twentieth century, millions of persons who rarely could afford a night at the theater and had never voted in an election became regular paying customers at movie palaces and proud members of new political parties. The question of how to represent these new masses fascinated and plagued politicians and filmmakers alike. Michael Tratner examines the representations of masses-the crowd scenes-in Hollywood films from The Birth of a Nation through such popular love stories as Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, and Dr. Zhivago. He then contrasts these with similar scenes in early Soviet and Nazi films. What emerges is a political debate being carried out in filmic style. In both sets of films, the crowd is represented as a seething cauldron of emotions

Hamilton Literary Magazine

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924057562674
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The Western

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ISBN : UOM:39015038712801
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The Mars Room

Author : Rachel Kushner
ISBN : 9781476756585
Genre : Fiction
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TIME’S #1 FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 FINALIST for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE and the NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD LONGLISTED for the ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL An instant New York Times bestseller from two-time National Book Award finalist Rachel Kushner, The Mars Room earned tweets from Margaret Atwood—“gritty, empathic, finely rendered, no sugar toppings, and a lot of punches, none of them pulled”—and from Stephen King—“The Mars Room is the real deal, jarring, horrible, compassionate, funny.” It’s 2003 and Romy Hall, named after a German actress, is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: her young son, Jackson, and the San Francisco of her youth. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, portrayed with great humor and precision. Stunning and unsentimental, The Mars Room is “wholly authentic…profound…luminous” (The Wall Street Journal), “one of those books that enrage you even as they break your heart” (The New York Times Book Review, cover review)—a spectacularly compelling, heart-stopping novel about a life gone off the rails in contemporary America. It is audacious and tragic, propulsive and yet beautifully refined and “affirms Rachel Kushner as one of our best novelists” (Entertainment Weekly).

Free Russia

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ISBN : UCAL:C2565143
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The Shamrock

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ISBN : NYPL:33433088319508
Genre : English literature
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Frank Leslie S Popular Monthly

Author : Frank Leslie
ISBN : PRNC:32101080243981
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The Flamethrowers

Author : Rachel Kushner
ISBN : 9781439142011
Genre : Fiction
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Arriving in New York to pursue a creative career in the raucous 1970s art scene, Reno joins a group of dreamers and raconteurs before falling in love with the estranged son of an Italian motorcycle scion and succumbing to a radical social movement in 1977 Italy. By the National Book Award-nominated author of Telex from Cuba.

St Nicholas

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025491304
Genre : Children's literature
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Mountains And No Mules With Photographs By The Author

Author : Stowers Johnson
ISBN : UOM:39015026142532
Genre : Pyrenees
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Cobbett S Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009845939
Genre : Great Britain
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Metropolitan

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ISBN : UIUC:30112113988304
Genre : Literature
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Cop

Author : L. H. Whittemore
ISBN : STANFORD:36105034926498
Genre : Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco, Calif.).
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A horrifying record of man's response to environmental evil. The policemen reflect different responses to their day-after-day involvement in crime - pity, brutality, and resentment of a society that permits horrendous social conditions.

The Century

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044048601215
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The Kia Ora Coo Ee

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ISBN : UOM:39015051411216
Genre : World War, 1914-1918
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Dark Descent

Author : Christine Feehan
ISBN : 9780062020833
Genre : Fiction
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For Each, There Could Be Only One: They came from the darkest places: secluded monasteries, the Carpathian mountains, galaxies under siege. They were men with the blackest pasts-warriors, vampire monks, leaders of armies-but whose passions burned like dying stars. They had one purpose: to find those women who fulfilled them, completed them, and made them rage with a fire both holy and profane. They sought soul mates whose touch consumed them with desire, yet whose kisses refreshed like the coolest rain. And each man knew that for him there was only one true love-and in finding her, he would find salvation.

Latin American Literature And Its Times

Author : Joyce Moss
ISBN : UOM:49015003016202
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and non-fiction from Latin America. Organized by title, it discusses 50 works through detailed essays.

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