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The Perversity Of Things

Author : Hugo Gernsback
ISBN : 9781452953144
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In 1905, a young Jewish immigrant from Luxembourg founded an electrical supply shop in New York. This inventor, writer, and publisher Hugo Gernsback would later become famous for launching the first science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories, in 1926. But while science fiction’s annual Hugo Awards were named in his honor, there has been surprisingly little understanding of how the genre began among a community of tinkerers all drawn to Gernsback’s vision of comprehending the future of media through making. In The Perversity of Things, Grant Wythoff makes available texts by Hugo Gernsback that were foundational both for science fiction and the emergence of media studies. Wythoff argues that Gernsback developed a means of describing and assessing the cultural impact of emerging media long before media studies became an academic discipline. From editorials and blueprints to media histories, critical essays, and short fiction, Wythoff has collected a wide range of Gernsback’s writings that have been out of print since their magazine debut in the early 1900s. These articles cover such topics as television; the regulation of wireless/radio; war and technology; speculative futures; media-archaeological curiosities like the dynamophone and hypnobioscope; and more. All together, this collection shows how Gernsback’s publications evolved from an electrical parts catalog to a full-fledged literary genre. The Perversity of Things aims to reverse the widespread misunderstanding of Gernsback within the history of science fiction criticism. Through painstaking research and extensive annotations and commentary, Wythoff reintroduces us to Gernsback and the origins of science fiction.

Bloodlust

Author : Gar Mallinson
ISBN : 9781525507540
Genre : Fiction
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Private investigator Harry Hargreaves and his partner, Sabina Harris, along with the RCMP are investigating the disappearance of a young woman. Unable to find either leads or suspects, the pressure builds. When a young girl from Singapore also goes missing, the investigation turns international and political. Now the matriarch of Chinatown joins the chase, and the media has a field day. When two disemboweled bodies covered in strange markings are discovered in the bush around Harbour City and a third girl disappears, everybody gets caught up in a tsunami of events that sweeps them deeper and deeper into the dark, murderous world of a psychopathic killer.

Perversity Of Poetry The

Author : Dino Franco Felluga
ISBN : 9780791483978
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explains why poetry gave way to the realist novel as the dominant literary form in nineteenth-century England.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Eighteenth Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9780312703721
Genre : Fiction
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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Troll Garden

Author : Willa Cather
ISBN : 0803264038
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short stories by Willa Cather that discuss the conflict between East and West and the artistic temperament in America.

All Things Human

Author : Stuart Benton
ISBN : 9781590774717
Genre : Fiction
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Here is a remarkable vintage tour-de-force of the Fifties, in which Stuart Benton explores the range of human experience from the sublime to the exotically degrading. Marriage, illicit love, the uneasy relationship between children and parents, business success and failure, a trial for murder, a descent into the underworld of society, and later ascent to the delights of a swiftly-moving, jaded society set—all these can be found in the fabric of All Things Human. John Stuart Kent is a millionaire banker and aesthete, living out the Indian Summer of his life as the shape of his future is altered by five extraordinary women: Helen, his young wife, a resentful Galatea whose pathological jealousy cools their relationship. Sylvia, a fascinating and magnanimous Wagnerian singer, with flaming red hair and a fresh attitude toward love. Aimee, a courtesan, par excellence. Edda, Kent’s secretary, sweet, young and unashamed who fumbles into scandalous catastrophe. Ivy, a sophisticate of enormous wealth and esoteric accomplishments. John Stuart Kent endures a Faust-like descent to a modern, mechanized Hell, experiencing all the humiliations and betrayals of modern society and its strange criminal procedures on his way. In the fight for his good name and his liberty, Kent must use all of his charm and wit, and enlist the help of a few friends, or he could be stuck in the abyss of the criminal system forever.

The Macarthur New Testament Commentary Set Of 31 Volumes

Author : John F MacArthur
ISBN : 9780802476265
Genre : Religion
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This set includes the entire collection of the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series: Matthew 1-7, Matthew 8-15, Matthew 16-23, Matthew 24-28, Luke 1-5, Luke 6-10, Luke 11-17, Luke 18-24, John 1-11, John 12-21, Acts 1-12, Acts 13-28, Romans 1-8, Romans 9-16, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians & Philemon, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter & Jude, 1-3 John, Revelation 1-11, and Revelation 12-22. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series continues to be one of today's top-selling commentary series. These commentaries from respected Bible scholar and preacher John MacArthur give a verse-by-verse analysis in context and provide points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways.

The Most Important Thing Illuminated

Author : Howard Marks
ISBN : 9780231530798
Genre : Business & Economics
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Howard Marks's The Most Important Thing distilled the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for the first time, made his time-tested philosophy available to general readers. In this edition, Marks's wisdom is joined by the comments, insights, and counterpoints of four renowned investors and investment educators: Christopher C. Davis (Davis Funds), Joel Greenblatt (Gotham Capital), Paul Johnson (Nicusa Capital), and Seth A. Klarman (Baupost Group). These experts lend insight into such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Marks also adds his own annotations, expanding on his book's original themes and issues. A new chapter addresses the importance of reasonable expectations, and a foreword by Bruce C. Greenwald, called "a guru to Wall Street's gurus" by the New York Times, speaks on value investing, productivity, and the economics of information. *** Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. Now for the first time, all readers can benefit from Marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned investor. Informed by a lifetime of experience and study, The Most Important Thing explains the keys to successful investment and the pitfalls that can destroy capital or ruin a career. Utilizing passages from his memos to illustrate his ideas, Marks teaches by example, detailing the development of an investment philosophy that fully acknowledges the complexities of investing and the perils of the financial world. Brilliantly applying insight to today's volatile markets, Marks offers a volume that is part memoir, part creed, with a number of broad takeaways. Marks expounds on such concepts as "second-level thinking," the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. Frankly and honestly assessing his own decisions--and occasional missteps--he provides valuable lessons for critical thinking, risk assessment, and investment strategy. Encouraging investors to be "contrarian," Marks wisely judges market cycles and achieves returns through aggressive yet measured action. Which element is the most essential? Successful investing requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects, and each of Marks's subjects proves to be the most important thing. "This is that rarity, a useful book."--Warren Buffett

Joyce And The Perverse Ideal

Author : David Cotter
ISBN : 9781136711480
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

James Joyce The Perverse Ideal

Author : David Cotter
ISBN : 0415967864
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Representations of masochism - both overt and oblique - permeate the work of James Joyce. Cotter argues that an examination of this is key to understanding the meanings and messages of Joyce's work.

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