Winesburg, Ohio

Winesburg, Ohio


Winesburg, Ohio

 


by
Sherwood Anderson

  • Author: Sherwood Anderson
  • Type: Mobi type
  • Pages: 180 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781438547800
  • Edition Language: English


  • zut, alors! i dont even know where to begin. i had such a complicated reaction to this book. Book Winesburg, Ohio am i the only person who didnt find this depressing?? this book is life – it is tender and gentle and melancholy and real. not everything works out according to plan here, but what ever does?

    thats not necessarily depressing, its just a reality that can either be moped over and dwelled upon, or accepted and moved on from.

    this is the emotional truth of life – we dont understand our urges, we make bad decisions, we work hard to no great end and no one notices, but sherwood anderson noticed. this book is us – amplified. life gets all of us; it is the struggle to be understood, the struggle to not get lost in the crowd – to make a noise that someone hears. these characters are believed, cared for, delicately rendered by anderson to really get to the core of human shortcomings.

    i apologize in advance – this might become my most oddly formatted book review ever, just because i cant stop free-associating with the way i am feeling from this damn book that i didnt even like from the outset, but as the stories progressed, something in me kept brewing and growing and mutating, and now it is an unstoppable force in my heart-region.the plot is deceptively simple: it is a town full of people unable to express themselves properly clawing and clutching at the one person they feel has the power of expression and who will release them somehow from their mute longings and joys and limitations.

    and then in turn releasing him into the the wider world with all of their rage and suffering and love inside of him. my god, the pressure! i had to give it five stars because of how it made me feel at the end. the last sentence made me say (out loud, unfortunately) oh my god, ridiculous, because it made the whole book perfect, despite several stories that i thought were only okay. but thats the trouble with short stories, even if they are part of a cycle like this – there are going to be some thin ones.

    but the ones that are good here are superfuckinggood. at the end of it all, it is like after reading dubliners or nine stories when this giant Dome of Connection just sort of drops over the whole thing, encapsulating it and preserving it as one exploration of the same problem – in this case, the spectacular inability to communicate and that sort of inarticulate mute howling we so often feel in the presence of emotions larger than ourselves; to know what to say, but to have it come out all wrong – too brassy, too wishy washy, or aggressive or too much bravado or too passive or pompous – just wrong…

    and then the aftermath of self-recrimination. i mean, we are all inarticulate grotesques sometimes; mine is appearing in the form of this book review.its also this wonderful noble hopelessness that gives me the same feeling watching bubble gave me (which i think is also set in ohio – i will check) or the wayward bus, or donald haringtons stay more cycle, or that oingo boingo song sweat which as a nostalgia song i always found more compelling than jack and diane or summer of 69 as far as pure (north) american nostalgia songs go:The cool boys bit the dustThey couldnt take the pressureThe cool girls got knocked upThey only wanted to have fun(Where did they go?)They fell in love and suffered(Where did they go?)They picked up guns and hammers(Where did they go?) i mean, you can open this book pretty much anywhere, and find a beautiful phrase or a whole paragraph:-Only the few know the sweetness of the twisted apples.-I want to fill you with hatred and contempt so that you will be a superior being.-Lets take decay.

    Now what is decay? Its fire. It burns up wood and other things. You never thought of that? Of course not. This sidewalk here and this feed store, the trees down the street there – theyre all on fire.

    Theyre burning up. Decay you see is always going on. It dont stop. Water and paint cant stop it. If a thing is iron, then what? It rusts, you see. Thats fire, too. The world is on fire. Start your pieces in the paper that way. Just say in big letters the world is on fire.

    That will make em look up. Theyll say youre a smart one. I dont care. I dont envy you. I just snatched that idea out of the air. I would make a newspaper hum. Youve got to admit that.-In an odd way he stood in the shadow of the wall of life, was meant to stand in the shadow. -It seemed to her that the world was full of meaningless people saying words.i mean, if i keep going, it will be nothing but quotes and none of you will ever have to read the book.

    but you should. because i have already reread several stories just to try to recapture it all inside of me, and this tiny little book has as many scraps of paper shoved in it as my prousts, just for well-turned phrases that gripped my heart..

    it got me. i got it. makes me wanna werewolf at the moon a little…

    Why We Invented God

    Why We Invented God

  • Author: Anthony Dias Souza
  • Type: PDF file
  • Pages: none
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781370540341
  • Edition Language: English


  • The word God is rarely defined with any degree of accuracy. Book Why We Invented God When asked, the majority of individuals resort to repeating timeworn phrases that merely promote a particular religious point of view.

    In fact, even scholars are uncertain of the source of the word, let alone its definition. Most rely on citing the various religious perspectives to convey some idea as to the meaning of the word. However, in concert with the major religions of the world, the word God can be defined as follows: a super-natural entity conceived as the omnipotent originator of the material universe. Some overt polytheistic religions such as Hinduism regard the multitude of separate deities as various aspects of an underlying One that, in the case of Hinduism, is Brahma, the universal or cosmic base.

    Pantheists, for the most part, view the Cosmos as the be-all and end-all of existence. Although in their case, God seems to be deemed synonymous with Nature although few venture to define the connection between the material realm and the entity that gives rise to it.

    Where the Line Is Drawn: A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine

    Where the Line Is Drawn: A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine

  • Author: Raja Shehadeh
  • Type: FB2
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781620972915
  • Edition Language: English


  • A moving account of one manРІР‚в„ўs border crossings—both literal and figurative—by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day WarIn what has become a classic of Middle Eastern literature, Raja Shehadeh, in Palestinian Walks, wrote of his treks through the hills surrounding Ramallah over a period of three decades under IsraelРІР‚в„ўs occupation.In Where the Line Is Drawn, Shehadeh explores how occupation has affected him personally, chronicling the various crossings that he undertook into Israel over a period of forty years to visit friends and family, to enjoy the sea, to argue before the Israeli courts, and to negotiate failed peace agreements.Those forty years also saw him develop a close friendship with Henry, a Canadian Jew who immigrated to Israel at around the same time Shehadeh returned to Palestine from studying in London.

    While offering an unforgettably poignant exploration of Palestinian-Israeli relationships, Where the Line Is Drawn also provides an anatomy of friendship and an exploration of whether, in the bleakest of circumstances, it is possible for bonds to transcend political divisions.

    When Yesterday Was Young; Poems

    When Yesterday Was Young; Poems


    When Yesterday Was Young; Poems

     


    by
    Mildred I McNeal (Mildred Isab Sweeney

  • Author: Mildred I McNeal (Mildred Isab Sweeney
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 178 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781363329342
  • Edition Language: English


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

    This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible.

    Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. About When Yesterday Was Young; Poems Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

    Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    Weird Tales of Ebay Sales: The Bizarre Sales of the Ebay Bazaar

    Weird Tales of Ebay Sales: The Bizarre Sales of the Ebay Bazaar

  • Author: Bill Russo
  • Type: DjVu format
  • Pages: 42 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: B01LW2MFBK
  • Edition Language: English


  • Ebay is the market of millions with a billion items. Most are mundane and purpose driven – but a very tiny fraction are outlandish, weird and fascinating. They are the most bizarre items of the worlds biggest bazaar. They are the stuff of this book. These strangest of the odd items are so fascinating that their backstories sometimes become world wide news.

    From the Ghost in a Jar to diaphonized quail you are set for a tour of Ebays oddest auctions.

    Watchwords for the Warfare of Life

    Watchwords for the Warfare of Life


    Watchwords for the Warfare of Life

     


    by
    Martin Luther

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • Type: EPUB format
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781371752071
  • Edition Language: English


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

    Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public.

    We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    Warm

    Warm

  • Author: Linda C Johnson
  • Type: read online
  • Pages: 104 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781537556727
  • Edition Language: English


  • The highly educated Dr. Theodore Bernard Madison, the intriguing, mesmerizing, and meticulous gentleman intricately skilled in Kinesiology created the Every Muscle Fitness Academy and Every Muscle Fitness Campus; with unprecedented financial support, advisory committee, and private investors comprised of multimillionaires, multibillionaires, and wealthy business leaders.

    His clients, members, and guests became his primary marketing network infused with excellent impact and defining results. Accommodating and inviting is the mauve smooth limestone with impressive landscaping mixture with a careful selection of beautiful healthy trees, plants, and flowers; along with fresh fruit stands graciously positioned all around the facility. The success is astounding, which is beyond the financial projections.

    People tapped into the positive environment enveloped in serenity, tranquility, fitness, and the education of fitness thats exhilarating, fun, and exciting. Book Warm Encountering exciting and fantastic people invited a plethora of people to join with membership an amazing community with vibrant shops, restaurants, and fine exquisite shops all connected with fitness, wonderful people, and the most inviting lifestyle surrounded with a team well-trained and prepared with knowledge, empathy, and .hospitality.

    Finally, a beautifully written story surrounding the most defining, exceptional, and breathtaking community comprised and encompassed with fitness, education, participation, engagement; determination, French pastries, and trusting something warm. Truly, this novel is surprisingly refreshing, incredibly invigorating, and amazingly wholesome. Undeniably, the saturation of incomparable business empowerment, people empowerment; fitness empowerment, and the compelling power of internal true love are simply lovely.

    The contents provoke life-changing essentials as you discover dynamic and impeccably gifted people with hospitable personalities. Unequivocally, this soul-stirring and heartwarming journey is a positive read and the perfect mental collision.

    Prepare to be hugged with riveting literary words as the story unfolds. You are personally invited to laugh, live; embrace the positives, enjoy, and smile feeling the enormous joy.

    War and Revolution in Russia, 1914-1917

    War and Revolution in Russia, 1914-1917


    War and Revolution in Russia, 1914-1917

     


    by
    Vasilii Iosifovich Gurko

  • Author: Vasilii Iosifovich Gurko
  • Type: PDF file
  • Pages: 482 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781371621452
  • Edition Language: English


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

    Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

    Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public.

    We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

    VOR Oldtid; Danmarks Forhistoriske Archaeologi

    VOR Oldtid; Danmarks Forhistoriske Archaeologi


    VOR Oldtid; Danmarks Forhistoriske Archaeologi

     


    by
    Sophus 1846-1934 Muller

  • Author: Sophus 1846-1934 Muller
  • Type: read online
  • Pages: 748 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: 9781371048952
  • Edition Language: English


  • This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. Book VOR Oldtid; Danmarks Forhistoriske Archaeologi This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

    Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public.

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    Voices of Southeast Asia: Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present

    Voices of Southeast Asia: Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present

  • Author: George Dutton
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 250 pages
  • ISBN: none
  • ASIN: B00R6BG2US
  • Edition Language: English


  • Spanning more than a millennium, this anthology gathers literary sources from across the entire region of Southeast Asia. Its 24 selections derive from a variety of genres and reflect the diverse range of cultural influences the region has experienced. The literary excerpts illustrate the impact of religious and ideological currents from early Buddhism to Islam and Roman Catholicism.

    The selections reveal how cultural influences from South Asia, China, the Arabic world, and Europe arrived in Southeast Asia and left their marks in the realms of literature, society, and culture.

    The readings include religious works, folklore, epic poems, short stories, and the modern novel. They range from the Cambodian medieval version of the Ramayana to the 16th century Javanese tales to modern Thai short stories and include selections from Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, and Burma.