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These Possible Lives

Author : Fleur Jaeggy
ISBN : 9780811226882
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Brief in the way a razor’s slice is brief, remarkable essays by a peerless stylist New Directions is proud to present Fleur Jaeggy’s strange and mesmerizing essays about the writers Thomas De Quincey, John Keats, and Marcel Schwob. A renowned stylist of hyper-brevity in fiction, Fleur Jaeggy proves herself an even more concise master of the essay form, albeit in a most peculiar and lapidary poetic vein. Of De Quincey’s early nineteenth-century world we hear of the habits of writers: Charles Lamb “spoke of ‘Lilliputian rabbits’ when eating frog fricassse”; Henry Fuseli “ate a diet of raw meat in order to obtain splendid dreams”; “Hazlitt was perceptive about musculature and boxers”; and “Wordsworth used a buttery knife to cut the pages of a first-edition Burke.” In a book of “blue devils” and night visions, the Keats essay opens: “In 1803, the guillotine was a common child’s toy.” And poor Schwob’s end comes as he feels “like a ‘dog cut open alive’”: “His face colored slightly, turning into a mask of gold. His eyes stayed open imperiously. No one could shut his eyelids. The room smoked of grief.” Fleur Jaeggy’s essays—or are they prose poems?—smoke of necessity: the pages are on fire.

Choosing Between Possible Lives

Author : Rosamund Scott
ISBN : 9781847313805
Genre : Law
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To what extent should parents be able to choose the kind of child they have? The unfortunate phrase 'designer baby' has become familiar in debates surrounding reproduction. As a reference to current possibilities the term is misleading, but the phrase may indicate a societal concern of some kind about control and choice in the course of reproduction. Typically, people can choose whether to have a child. They may also have an interest in choosing, to some extent, the conditions under which they do so, such as whether they have a child with a serious disability or disease. The purpose of this book is to explore the difficult and controversial question of the appropriate ethical and legal extent of reproductive autonomy in this context. The book examines ethical, legal and public policy issues in prenatal screening, prenatal diagnosis (PND), selective abortion and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). It explores the ethics of these selection practices and the ability of current ethical guidelines and legal mechanisms, including the law on selective abortion and wrongful birth, to deal with advances in genetic and other knowledge in these areas. Unlike in the United States, in England the relevant law is not inherently rights-based, but the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 inevitably raises questions about the proper scope of reproductive autonomy in this context. The implications of the analysis are considered for the development of relevant law, public policy and ethical guidelines and will be of interest to academics in medical law and ethics, health professionals, lawyers, those working on public policy and students with an interest in these issues.

Possible Lives

Author : Alison Knowles Frazier
ISBN : 9780231503396
Genre : Religion
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Possible Lives uses the saints'lives written by humanists of the Italian Renaissance to explore the intertwining of classical and religious cultures on the eve of the European Reformation. The lives of saints were among the most reproduced and widely distributed literatures of medieval and early modern Europe. During the century before the Reformation, these narratives of impossible goodness fell into the hands of classicizing intellectuals known as humanists. This study examines how the humanist authors received, criticized, and rewrote the traditional stories of exemplary virtue for patrons and audiences who were surprisingly open to their textual experiments. Drawn from a newly constructed catalog of primary sources in manuscript and print, the cases in this book range from the lure of martyrdom as the West confronted Islam to the use of saints'lives in local politics and the rhetorician's classroom. Frazier discusses the writers'perceptions of historical sanctity, the commanding place of the mendicant friars, and one unique account of a contemporary holy woman. Possible Lives shows that the classical Renaissance was also a saintly Renaissance, as humanists deployed their rhetorical and philological skills to "renew the persuasive force of Christian virtue" and "save the cult of the saints." Combining quantitative and anecdotal approaches in a highly readable series of case studies, Frazier reveals the contextual richness of this little-known and unexpectedly large body of Latin hagiography.

You Majored In What?

Author : Katharine Brooks, EdD
ISBN : 9781101050439
Genre : Education
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Fully revised and updated in 2017, the revolutionary career guide for a new generation of job-seekers, from one of the U.S.’s top career counselors “So what are you going to do with your major?” It’s an innocent question that can haunt students from high school to graduate school and beyond. Relax. Your major is just the starting point for designing a meaningful future. In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks shows you a creative, fun, and intelligent way to figure out what you want to do and how to get it—no matter what you studied in college. You will learn to map your experiences for insights into your strengths and passions, design possible lives, and create goals destined to take you wherever you want to go. Using techniques and ideas that have guided thousands of college students to successful careers, Dr. Brooks will teach you to outsmart and outperform your competition, with more Wisdom Builders and an easily applied career development process. No matter what career you aspire to, You Majored in What? offers a practical, creative, and successful approach to finding your path to career fulfillment.

Other Possible Lives

Author : Chrissy Kolaya
ISBN : 1937968561
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. Women's Studies. At one point in Chrissy Kolaya's new poetry collection, she recounts a Korean student struggling to recall the English word "nightgown" and instead saying "dream dresses." How perfect a description for these poems, for in reading them we do slip into dream dresses, garments that let us try on OTHER POSSIBLE LIVES, like the couple in the opening cycle, "The House Sitters," who imagine the life they might have lived in a wealthy client's home, "a dream life, borrowed." Not that the lives imagined here are necessarily dreamy, and a great many of these poems deal with the difficulties of relationships, the recognition that "Sometimes the folks who aren't speaking/ are the ones who know each other best," or the realization at the end of an evening that "tonight/ you are not a lot to live on." There is also a sparseness to the imagery at times, appropriate for a poet of the upper prairie, and Minnesota winters make more than one appearance, underscoring the emotional chill. (Now that Kolaya has moved to Florida, it will be interesting to see how a warmer climate infuses her poetry!) "Always, I am afraid/ of missing something better," says the speaker in one poem, and this is the crux of the collection. We are still haunted by Frost's two roads diverging, the binary of one choice precluding another, and Kolaya's statement of this theme comes in the final lines of the closing poem, "The Right Track," when the speaker, following the end of another relationship, laments, "It was about to happen./ Everything / was about to happen." We are always just on the verge, and we create worlds through the choices we make; but in poetry, at least, we have the chance to see where the other road might have taken us.

Sweet Days Of Discipline

Author : Fleur Jaeggy
ISBN : 9780811229043
Genre : Fiction
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On the heels of I Am the Brother of XX and These Possible Lives, here is Jaeggy's fabulously witchy first book in English, with a new Peter Mendelsund cover A novel about obsessive love and madness set in postwar Switzerland, Fleur Jaeggy’s eerily beautiful novel begins innocently enough: “At fourteen I was a boarder in a school in the Appenzell.” But there is nothing innocent here. With the off-handed remorselessness of a young Eve, the narrator describes her potentially lethal designs to win the affections of Fréderique, the apparently perfect new girl. In Tim Parks’ consummate translation (with its “spare, haunting quality of a prose poem,” TLS), Sweet Days of Discipline is a peerless, terrifying, and gorgeous work.

Landslide

Author : Minna Proctor
ISBN : 193678761X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Minna Proctor's Landslide is a collection of interconnected essays exploring the author's complicated relationship with her mother--who was diagnosed with cancer at age 57 and died a decade later--and the ways in which their connection was long the "prime mover" of Proctor's life, the subtle force coursing beneath her adulthood.

Possible Lives

Author : Jon Ballard
ISBN : 1952326796
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The Voracious Muse

Author : Timothy Dean Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015029722983
Genre : Composition (Music)
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Hansard S Parliamentary Debates

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : IOWA:31858029318296
Genre : Great Britain
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The Christian Life

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ISBN : HARVARD:AH6MW5
Genre : Unitarianism
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The Cambridge Review

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Vols. 1-26 include a supplement: The University pulpit, vols. [1]-26, no. 1-661, which has separate pagination but is indexed in the main vol.

The Clinical Journal

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044103056529
Genre : Clinical medicine
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The Student

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Phaulcon The Adventurer Or The Europeans In The East

Author : William Dalton
ISBN : OXFORD:590281709
Genre : Adventure stories, English
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Lives Of The Illustrious

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Lectures On Art Delivered Before The University Of Oxford In Hilary Term 1870

Author : John Ruskin
ISBN : WISC:89080170111
Genre : Art
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The Lancet

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On Being Oyomesan

Author : Lieba Faier
ISBN : UCSC:32106017488971
Genre : Alien labor, Philippine
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Meat And Livestock Digest

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Genre : Meat industry and trade
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