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Movies by the Book: The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,590. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most adapted novels in the literature. This book examines three film adaptations of the classic Sherlock Holmes story for faithfulness to the source material.
A Penny For My Thoughts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
I hope these simple ideas will make someone think. Note I said someone, not all. Heaven help us if we all did it. What might happen? The ability of us all that makes us special is our ability to think and to dream. Sometimes those ideas are simple or funny. Sometimes they are deep and serious. These ideas, not the color of our skin, the clothes we wear, or the places we live create individuals.
Shylock, the Roman: Honor and Irony in The Merchant of Venice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,100. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
Shylock, the Roman explains Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in light of the Renaissance ethos of ancient Roman honor and the tradition of ancient Rome’s festive comedy. This close reading of The Merchant of Venice illuminates Shakespearean comedy generally and provides a basis for understanding the logic of Shakespeare's artistry as a dramatist.
The DNA of Prejudice: On the One and the Many
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Series: Subway Line, no. 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 18,610. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
Winner of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Social Change. This book takes the reader through the many layers of meaning that accompany the word ‘prejudice’. By critically confronting the ways in which we think and speak about prejudice, Michael Eskin clears the path for a new understanding of prejudice as a concept, a phenomenon, and a lived experience.
November-Rose: Eine Rede über den Tod
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: German. Published: July 13, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Winner. In this penetrating and thought-provoking meditation on the death of the beloved other and the turmoil into which it throws those who were close to him, philosopher Kathrin Stengel pinpoints the personal and social complexities of life after death in a way that cannot but make us doubt some of our common practices in dealing with death and survival.
November Rose: A Speech on Death
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
2008 Independent Publisher Book Award Winner. In this penetrating and thought-provoking meditation on the death of the beloved other and the turmoil into which it throws those who were close to him, philosopher Kathrin Stengel pinpoints the personal and social complexities of life after death in a way that cannot but make us doubt some of our common practices in dealing with death and survival.
Here and Away: Discovering Home on an Island in Maine
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,560. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Essay » Author profile
After years of being drawn to northeast Maine from her native Midwest, Deborah Cummins traveled to Deer Isle, an island in eastern Penobscot Bay. In this gathering of essays and lyrical meditations that span several years Cummins invites readers to join in her journey of discovery, an eloquent exploration of the meaning of home and the differences between being from someplace and of a place.
The Vocation of Poetry
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Series: Subway Line, no. 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Essay » Literature
In a sequence of rivetingly personal essays, Europe's premier contemporary poet and essayist, Durs Grünbein, reflects on his own evolution as an artist and on the meaning and importance of poetry for life in general.
The Perfect Dictator Manual
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Price: Free! Words: 24,240. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
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The Perfect Dictator Manual is a shocking, revealing and interesting book. The author strips off myths and legends the personalities of the most sinister dictators: Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, or Ceausescu. At the same time, the functioning mechanisms of tyrannical regimes are highlighted. In other words, it is an essay on dictators, dictatorships and their true nature.
Fatal Numbers: Why Count on Chance
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Series: Subway Line, no. 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012 by Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc.. Category: Essay » Sociology
Tracing the interface between chance and probability in medical diagnostics, risk models, economics, and the fluctuations of financial markets, "Fatal Numbers" goes straight to the heart of what it means  to live, plan, and make decisions in a globalized, digitized, hyperlinked, science-driven, and uncertain world ...
The Existence of Souls and Other Blatherings
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Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
Essay inspired by an online philosophy class on the subject of souls and whether or not they exist.
Nelson Branco's Soap Opera Uncensored: Issue 38
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Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Essay » Author profile
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Daytime TV's first and only new hot e-zine: Weekly summary of soap opera's hottest news, stories, humour, gossip, blind items, fearless predictions, top stars/stories/couples/characters to watch, snark galore, review and analysis.
How Obama Lost America
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,950. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state
Barack Obama is the world's most popular politician -- except in his own country. There, he faces implacable foes, disappointed supporters and sagging approval ratings. What went wrong? In this smart and highly personal account, journalist Donald Morrison delves into Obama's background, personality and governing style -- with surprising results. Fans and foes alike will find much to enjoy.
Examine diariamente
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Price: Free! Words: 190. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
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Cómo se escribe una novela
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Price: $4.35 USD. Words: 51,750. Language: Spanish. Published: July 10, 2012 by El Barco Ebrio Editorial. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Literacy
Imprescindible a quien busque introducirse en el universo de la creación literaria o intente mejorar su estilo y técnica. Desvelando los secretos de tan mágico oficio, este completo manual enseña todo sobre el arte narrativo: desde la génesis de la idea hasta la corrección final, pasando por la estructura, la construcción de personajes, la elección de narrador, los diversos puntos de vista, etc.
Of Moose and Men: A Skewed Look at Life in Alaska
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 60,370. Language: American English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Essay » Author profile
The first volume in a series of collected humor columns written by award-winning author A. E. Poynor. For less than twenty percent of what you paid for the latte you'll spew out your nose while reading this book, you can learn about everyday life in Alaska where laughing about the trials unique to the country is much better than just shivering in the cold.
There Was a Knock at the Door
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Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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How would you react if your family was violated by a trusted government agency? It happens every day ...
‘Harry Potter is Funny’: The Tricky Task of Translating Humour and Character Voices in the Harry Potter books -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A lecture presented by María del Pilar Alderete-Diez at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This presentation discusses "the translation of comedy and character voice" in the Spanish language editions of the Harry Potter series.
Finding Harry Potter in the Real World -- Presented at Prophecy 2007
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
A panel presented by Linda Norris, Robert Norris, Kelly Jean Norris, and Kimberly Norris Fleeger at Prophecy 2007, a Harry Potter symposium. This panel shares how they use different lenses to read and view J. K. Rowling's works through cross-disciplinary and fiction vs. non-fiction approaches.
Jesus Is Watching
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,570. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
Short stories often come from random ideas and personal experiences. The title story builds on existing humor. Inspiration: The Angels of Dog Creek and Thanks For Your Time. History: The Resurrection of Bartholomew Kelly. Angst: The Whizzer; The Curb; and The Rake. Tragedy: The Incident at Dead Man’s Dip and Suicide. Humor: The Septic Tank, Large Mouth with Many Teeth, and Moose. And essays.