A Small Place

A Small Place
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781466828834
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Release: 2000-04-28
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John "If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ." So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up. Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

A Small Place

A Small Place
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Pages: 81
ISBN: 0374527075
Available:
Release: 2000-04-28
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.

A Small Place

A Small Place
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Pages: 81
ISBN: 9780374266387
Available:
Release: 1988-07
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people

Hell Is a Very Small Place

Hell Is a Very Small Place
Author: Jean Casella,James Ridgeway,Sarah Shourd
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781620971383
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Release: 2014-11-11
Editor: New Press, The
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“An unforgettable look at the peculiar horrors and humiliations involved in solitary confinement” from the prisoners who have survived it (New York Review of Books). On any given day, the United States holds more than eighty-thousand people in solitary confinement, a punishment that—beyond fifteen days—has been denounced as a form of cruel and degrading treatment by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. Now, in a book that will add a startling new dimension to the debates around human rights and prison reform, former and current prisoners describe the devastating effects of isolation on their minds and bodies, the solidarity expressed between individuals who live side by side for years without ever meeting one another face to face, the ever-present specters of madness and suicide, and the struggle to maintain hope and humanity. As Chelsea Manning wrote from her own solitary confinement cell, “The personal accounts by prisoners are some of the most disturbing that I have ever read.” These firsthand accounts are supplemented by the writing of noted experts, exploring the psychological, legal, ethical, and political dimensions of solitary confinement. “Do we really think it makes sense to lock so many people alone in tiny cells for twenty-three hours a day, for months, sometimes for years at a time? That is not going to make us safer. That’s not going to make us stronger.” —President Barack Obama “Elegant but harrowing.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A potent cry of anguish from men and women buried way down in the hole.” —Kirkus Reviews

A Short History of a Small Place

A Short History of a Small Place
Author: T. R. Pearson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101126936
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Release: 2003-09-30
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Marvelously funny, bittersweet, and beautifully evocative, the original publication of A Short History of a Small Place announced the arrival of one of our great Southern voices. Although T. R. Pearson's Neely, North Carolina, doesn't appear on any map of the state, it has already earned a secure place on the literary landscape of the South. In this introduction to Neely, the young narrator, Louis Benfield, recounts the tragic last days of Miss Myra Angelique Pettigrew, a local spinster and former town belle who, after years of total seclusion, returns flamboyantly to public view-with her pet monkey, Mr. Britches. Here is a teeming human comedy inhabited by some of the most eccentric and endearing characters ever encountered in literature.

Journalism in a Small Place

Journalism in a Small Place
Author: Juliette Storr
Pages: 267
ISBN: 1552388492
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Front Cover -- Half Title Page -- Series Page -- Full Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- Preface -- PART I -- 1 - Journalism and Mediain the Caribbean -- 2 - Practicing Journalism in Small Places: National and Regional Implications -- 3 - Caribbean Journalism's Media Economy: Advancing Democracy and the Common Good? -- PART II -- 4 - Caribbean Journalism: Comprehensive and Proportionate -- 5 - Caribbean Journalism:Relevant and Engaging -- 6 - Caribbean Journalism:Maintaining Independence -- 7 - The Future of Caribbean Journalism -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Back Cover

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

The World and a Very Small Place in Africa
Author: Donald R. Wright
Pages: 278
ISBN: 156324960X
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Release: 1997
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This study looks at the effects of "global" phenomena -- trans-Saharan trade, European expansion, the rise of an Atlantic plantation complex, industrialization, imperialism, colonialism, world wars, growth of a world market, political independence and economic dependence -- on the way of life in Niumi, a small area at the mouth of the Gambia river in West Africa (now called The Gambia), over the last six-seven hundred years. Written in clear, accessible prose, and drawing on archival and oral traditions, the work considers global developments from a local/regional perspective.

A Small Place in Italy

A Small Place in Italy
Author: Eric Newby
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780007508150
Available:
Release: 2013-02-21
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a lush and beautiful memoir of a very special house and a superb recreation of a bygone era.

One Small Place in a Tree

One Small Place in a Tree
Author: Barbara Brenner
Pages: 32
ISBN: 068817180X
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Release: 2004-03-16
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Deep in the forest . . . A bear sharpens her claws on a tree trunk. The scratched bark chips; a tiny hole forms. Timber beetles tunnel inside. The hole grows bigger and bigger. In lyrical prose, Barbara Brenner reveals the fascinating happenings in one small place. She explains how, over many years, the rough hole transforms into a cozy hollow -- home to salamanders, tree frogs, a family of white-footed mice. Tom Leonard’s absorbing illustrations take you beneath the bark to a hidden world. His warm, lifelike depictions of squirrels and bluebirds, snakes and spiders show the splendor that dwells in the most unexpected places. So stop. Observe. Explore your natural world. If you look closely enough, you will surely find . . . one small place that is home for something.

The Autobiography of My Mother

The Autobiography of My Mother
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781466828841
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Release: 1996-01-15
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she could hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack Labatte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's is an intensely physical world, redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road, and it seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is "the black room of the world" that is Xuela's barrenness and motherlessness. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.

Annie John

Annie John
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0374525102
Available:
Release: 1997-06-30
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The theme of lost childhood remains constant in this short fictional narrative of rebellious Annie John's coming of age on the small island of Antigua

My Garden Book

My Garden  Book
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781466828742
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Release: 2001-05-15
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of our finest writers on one of her greatest loves. Jamaica Kincaid's first garden in Vermont was a plot in the middle of her front lawn. There, to the consternation of more experienced friends, she planted only seeds of the flowers she liked best. In My Garden (Book) she gathers all she loves about gardening and plants, and examines it generously, passionately, and with sharp, idiosyncratic discrimination. Kincaid's affections are matched in intensity only by her dislikes. She loves spring and summer but cannot bring herself to love winter, for it hides the garden. She adores the rhododendron Jane Grant, and appreciates ordinary Blue Lake string beans, but abhors the Asiatic lily. The sources of her inspiration -- seed catalogues, the gardener Gertrude Jekyll, gardens like Monet's at Giverny -- are subjected to intense scrutiny. She also examines the idea of the garden on Antigua, where she grew up. My Garden (Book) is an intimate, playful, and penetrating book on gardens, the plants that fill them, and the persons who tend them.

How Iceland Changed the World

How Iceland Changed the World
Author: Egill Bjarnason
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780525507468
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Release: 2021-05-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"[A] joyously peculiar book." -- The New York Times ‘Bjarnason’s intriguing book might be about a cold place, but it’s tailor-made to be read on the beach.’ –New Statesman The untold story of how one tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic has shaped the world for centuries. The history of Iceland began 1,200 years ago, when a frustrated Viking captain and his useless navigator ran aground in the middle of the North Atlantic. Suddenly, the island was no longer just a layover for the Arctic tern. Instead, it became a nation whose diplomats and musicians, sailors and soldiers, volcanoes and flowers, quietly altered the globe forever. How Iceland Changed the World takes readers on a tour of history, showing them how Iceland played a pivotal role in events as diverse as the French Revolution, the Moon Landing, and the foundation of Israel. Again and again, one humble nation has found itself at the frontline of historic events, shaping the world as we know it, How Iceland Changed the World paints a lively picture of just how it all happened.

At the Bottom of the River

At the Bottom of the River
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1250781299
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Picador
Language: en

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Hell in a Very Small Place

Hell in a Very Small Place
Author: Bernard B. Fall
Pages: 515
ISBN: LCCN:lc67114405
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Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: da

Explanation of the Book:

Afgørende slag - Omringning - Artilleribombardement

Main Street From The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales

Main Street  From   The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Pages: 123
ISBN: EAN:4057664587749
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Release: 2019-11-29
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Main Street (From: "The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales")" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Postcolonial Resistance

Postcolonial Resistance
Author: David Jefferess
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9781442691384
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Release: 2008-05-24
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite being central to the project of postcolonialism, the concept of resistance has received only limited theoretical examination. Writers such as Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, and Homi K. Bhabha have explored instances of revolt, opposition, or subversion, but there has been insufficient critical analysis of the concept of resistance, particularly as it relates to liberation or social and cultural transformation. In Postcolonial Resistance, David Jefferess looks to redress this critical imbalance. Jefferess argues that interpreting resistance, as these critics have done, as either acts of opposition or practices of subversion is insufficient. He discerns in the existing critical literature an alternate paradigm for postcolonial politics, and through close analyses of the work of Mohandas Gandhi and the South African reconciliation project, Postcolonial Resistance seeks to redefine resistance to reconnect an analysis of colonial discourse to material structures of colonial exploitation and inequality. Engaging works of postcolonial fiction, literary criticism, historiography, and cultural theory, Jefferess conceives of resistance and reconciliation as dependent upon the transformation of both the colonial subject and the antagonistic nature of colonial power. In doing so, he reframes postcolonial conceptions of resistance, violence, and liberation, thus inviting future scholarship in the field to reconsider past conceptualizations of political power and opposition to that power.

Destination Branding for Small Cities

Destination Branding for Small Cities
Author: Bill Baker
Pages: 191
ISBN: 0979707609
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Release: 2007
Editor: Destination Branding Book
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Branding is one of todays hottest and most misunderstood destination marketing concepts. Baker provides much needed clarity and shows how to develop a successful brand strategy for tourism and economic development. It is an essential handbook for place marketers that demystifies branding, provides steps to reveal a community brand, and uses real world examples, as well as proven tools, templates, and checklists to launch a city brand that will generate broad stakeholder support and resonate with customers.

Working in a Very Small Place

Working in a Very Small Place
Author: Mark L. Shelton
Pages: 315
ISBN: 0679728155
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Release: 1990
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A look inside the world of Dr. Peter Jannetta--a pioneer in the world of neurosurgery--explores the techniques he has developed which were once received with scepticism and now are the standard world-wide

500 Great Books by Women

500 Great Books by Women
Author: Erica Bauermeister,Jesse Larsen,Holly Smith
Pages: 425
ISBN: 0140175903
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Release: 1994
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides an annotated list of fiction and nonfiction by women authors, including works on art, ethics, family life, motherhood, pioneer life, power, violence, marriage, and work