Letters at 3am

Letters at 3am Author Michael Ventura
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032739479
Release 1993-11-01
Pages 247
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These hard-hitting, heart-rending pieces, collected from L.A. Weekly, cover the continent's shadow from Brooklyn to Texas to Hollywood - & across to the shores of the Gulf War. More than comments on the 90's scene, they chronicle a civilization in agony. As media conglomerates & 'correct' academic experts dominate American discourse, Ventura's clear, no b.s. language, his ancient Sicilian passion & his courage to speak out have become crucial to the health of the body politic. "Michael Ventura's essays brilliantly diagnose our fin-de-siecle. These concise, elegant & somehow 'final' testimonies are the work of an uncompromising spirit. I was happy to share the wonder of his discoveries & felt the burden & strangeness of our generations peculiar 'job' as the millennium roars to a close."--Andrei Codrescu.

Shadow Dancing in the U S A

Shadow Dancing in the U S A Author Michael Ventura
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010395328
Release 1985
Pages 232
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Essays discuss marriage, sexuality and religion, dance, the sixties, conversation, the American Revolution, television, rock music, motion pictures, cities, and modern myths

The Adolescent Psyche

The Adolescent Psyche Author Richard Frankel
ISBN-10 041516799X
Release 1998
Pages 243
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Drawing on Jung's concept of individuation, Richard Frankel provides an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of adolescent psychology. His advice and guidelines will be welcomed by anyone working with adolescents.

More Miles Than Money

More Miles Than Money Author Garth Cartwright
ISBN-10 9781847652980
Release 2010-08-06
Pages 380
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Armed only with a Greyhound ticket and enough money for his next beer, Garth Cartwright set out to see whether the American roots music he loved - blues and country, folk and soul - was still alive in the twenty-first century. His journey took him from the LA bus station to the Mexican cantinas of San Antonio, the Indian reservations of New Mexico to the last surviving juke joints of Highway 61. Along the way he meets an exotic mix of surviving legends - from soul diva Mabel John to the queen of Mexican American song Lydia Mendoza, funk pioneer Charles Wright to country troubadour Billy Joe Shaver - plus a supporting cast of cowboy poets, down and out bluesmen and a feller called Lee who becomes Cartwright's co-pilot for an epic drive across the deserts of the South-West. A remarkable piece of travel writing and an introduction to the real stars of Americana.

Slap Noir

Slap Noir Author James Bigboy Medlin
ISBN-10 099146480X
Release 2014-02-14
Pages 352
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SLAP NOIR is a novel by James BigBoy Medlin that engages the principles of slapstick and noir and melds them into a single instrument to tell the story of a chaos that is no one's and everyone's fault, in a West Texas oil town where no one's all good, no one's all bad, everyone is serious, everyone is funny, everyone knows something and nobody knows it all.

The Death of Frank Sinatra

The Death of Frank Sinatra Author Michael Ventura
ISBN-10 0312964749
Release 1997-08-29
Pages 305
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Las Vegas private detective Mike Rose investigates a secret that may link his own family to the Vegas mafia and the Kennedy assassination, becoming a target on the mob's hit list as he uncovers the skeletons in his own family's closet. Reprint. PW.

The Zoo where You re Fed to God

The Zoo where You re Fed to God Author Michael Ventura
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032506084
Release 1994
Pages 255
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A successful surgeon becomes estranged from his family and friends after his divorce, suffers a mental breakdown, seeks solace at the zoo, and finds reconciliation and recovery through the power of love and imagination. A first novel. 10,000 first printing.

The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry

The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry Author Ernest Fenollosa
ISBN-10 9780823228706
Release 2009-08-25
Pages 256
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First published in 1919 by Ezra Pound, Ernest Fenollosa's essay on the Chinese written language has become one of the most often quoted statements in the history of American poetics. As edited by Pound, it presents a powerful conception of language that continues to shape our poetic and stylistic preferences: the idea that poems consist primarily of images; the idea that the sentence form with active verb mirrors relations of natural force. But previous editions of the essay represent Pound's understanding-it is fair to say, his appropriation-of the text. Fenollosa's manuscripts, in the Beinecke Library of Yale University, allow us to see this essay in a different light, as a document of early, sustained cultural interchange between North Americaand East Asia.Pound's editing of the essay obscured two important features, here restored to view: Fenollosa's encounter with Tendai Buddhism and Buddhist ontology, and his concern with the dimension of sound in Chinese poetry.This book is the definitive critical edition of Fenollosa's important work. After a substantial Introduction, the text as edited by Pound is presented, together with his notes and plates. At the heart of the edition is the first full publication of the essay as Fenollosa wrote it, accompanied by the many diagrams, characters, and notes Fenollosa (and Pound) scrawled on the verso pages. Pound's deletions, insertions, and alterations to Fenollosa's sometimes ornate prose are meticulously captured, enabling readers to follow the quasi-dialogue between Fenollosa and his posthumous editor. Earlier drafts and related talks reveal the developmentof Fenollosa's ideas about culture, poetry, and translation. Copious multilingual annotation is an important feature of the edition.This masterfully edited book will be an essential resource for scholars and poets and a starting point for a renewed discussion of the multiple sources of American modernist poetry.

There Is No F cking Secret

There Is No F cking Secret Author Kelly Osbourne
ISBN-10 9780698409897
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 256
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People ask Kelly Osbourne all the time: “What’s your secret?” Kelly Osbourne may not always have been a typical role model, but no one can say that her perspective isn’t hard won after spending three decades in the spotlight: from growing up completely exposed to the heavy metal scene—replete with crazy antics most readers have only begun to hear about—to spending her teenage years as the wild middle child of an even wilder Ozzy Osbourne, to the family’s popular stint on their wacky eponymous reality show. Since then, Osbourne has forged her own path as a style icon and powerful woman in the media who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is and be honest with her fans. But being the daughter of a music legend hasn’t always been glamorous; growing up Osbourne is an experience that Kelly wouldn’t trade, but there are battle scars, and she is finally now ready to embrace and reveal their origins. Told as a series of letters to various people and places in her life, There Is No F*cking Secret gives readers an intimate look at the stories and influences that have shaped Osbourne’s highly speculated-about life, for better or for worse. The stories will make readers’ jaws drop, but ultimately, they will come away empowered to forge their own path to confidence, no matter how deranged and out of control it may be, and to learn the ultimate lesson: that there just is no f*cking secret.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Author Michael Ventura
ISBN-10 0713727381
Release 1998-05
Pages 144
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Her platinum blonde hair and distinctive birthmark have become cultural icons. Her rise from small-town girl to glamorous film superstar, her torrid romances, and her untimely and mysterious death have captured the imagination of people around the world for decades. Now take a fresh look at the life and times of Marilyn Monroe through newly discovered photographs and fascinating text filled with quotes from Marilyn Monroe herself as well as from the people who knew and loved her. Taken from the body of work of Earl Leaf a famous paparazzo photographer of the fifties and sixties, the exquisite images in this volume offer the fascinating illustrated life story of an incredible woman. Although thousands of reels of film were devoted to Marilyn during her lifetime few professionals photographed her over the span of time that Earl Leaf did. He was with her in 1950 before stardom came and was still on the some in 1962 when her life hit the rocks. Because of this, his work offers an unforgettable glimpse into the life and career of an unforgettable woman.

Mature Themes

Mature Themes Author Andrew Durbin
ISBN-10 9781937658236
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 116
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Andrew Durbin's Mature Themes is a hybrid text of poetry, art criticism, and memoir focused on the subject of disingenuity-and what constitutes "personal experience" both online and IRL when to "go deep" in a culture of so many unreliable communication technologies is to resend a text at 3 AM. Throughout the book, Durbin's voice mutates into others in order to uncover the fading specters of meaning buried under the pristine surfaces of art and Hollywood, locating below them the other realities that structure our experience of both.

Fronto Selected Letters

Fronto  Selected Letters Author Caillan Davenport
ISBN-10 9781472504067
Release 2013-11-28
Pages 208
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M. Cornelius Fronto was a Roman senator from North Africa, and the foremost Latin orator and legal advocate of the mid-second century A.D. Fronto's talent and fame led to his appointment as tutor to Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, the adoptive sons of the emperor Antoninus Pius, in the late 130s A.D. Fronto's extant correspondence, discovered in the early nineteenth century, consists of around two hundred letters extending over a period of more than twenty-five years, from the late 130s to the mid-160s A.D. In this period, Fronto educated Marcus and Verus in the art of Latin rhetoric, and watched with pride as his illustrious pupils matured and ascended the throne. The correspondence includes letters Fronto exchanged with Marcus and Verus, their father Antoninus Pius, leading senators, and other influential figures at court. This collection features new English translations and commentaries on fifty-four letters from Fronto's correspondence. The letters have been selected for the insights they provide into the political and social history of the Roman empire in the second century A.D., with particular emphasis on court politics and intrigue, the Parthian War, and family relationships among members of the Roman elite. The letters have been arranged in approximate chronological order, enabling the reader to take a journey through Fronto's life over a quarter of a century. The introduction discusses Fronto's life and career, Roman letter writing, the history and character of Fronto's correspondence, and the relationship between Fronto and Marcus Aurelius. It also includes brief biographies of key individuals and family trees. The translation of fifty-four letters with contextual editorial introductions and notes is divided into the following sections: Educating Caesar; Fronto and Herodes; Fronto the Consul; Family Affairs; Politics and Patronage; The Reign of Marcus and Verus; Fronto, Verus and the Parthian War; and Fronto's Grief.

Fronto Selected Letters

Fronto  Selected Letters Author Marcus Cornelius Fronto
ISBN-10 9781780934426
Release 2014-01-02
Pages 225
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Selected letters written by the Roman senator and orator M. Cornelius Fronto in translation and accompanied by in-depth commentary notes, offering a unique insight into the late second century A.D Roman world.

Letters from Home

Letters from Home Author Cary Dufour
ISBN-10 9781412046640
Release 2005-02-01
Pages 192
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Parents of adult children around the world will laugh and cry as they share in this Marine Corp Mom's journey through USMC Boot Camp.

Life and Letters of John Winthrop

Life and Letters of John Winthrop Author Robert Charles Winthrop
ISBN-10 CHI:71051131
Release 1869
Pages 452
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Life and Letters of John Winthrop has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Life and Letters of John Winthrop also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Life and Letters of John Winthrop book for free.

The Tell el Amarna letters

The Tell el Amarna letters Author Hugo Winckler
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008630298
Release 1896
Pages 465
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The Tell el Amarna letters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Tell el Amarna letters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Tell el Amarna letters book for free.

The Magic of 3am

The Magic of 3am Author James O. Page
ISBN-10 0936174137
Release 2002
Pages 177
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Personal anecdotes, stories and reflections on the experience of being an EMS technician by the founder of JEMS (Journal of Emergency Medical Services).