Klara and the Sun

Klara and the Sun
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780735281257
Available:
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Knopf Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The magnificent new novel from Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro--author of Never Let Me Go and the Booker Prize-winning The Remains of the Day. “The Sun always has ways to reach us.” From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?

Abe Sapien

Abe Sapien
Author: Mike Mignola
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781506702209
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"This volume collects Abe Sapien #8, #15, #23, #27, and #30, and "Abe Sapien: Subconscious" from Dark Horse Presents (Volume 3) #11."

Secret Rendezvous

Secret Rendezvous
Author: 安部公房
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9780375726545
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

As a jump-shoe salesman searches for his wife in a sinister underground hospital, his fascination with the hospital's strange inhabitants, including a girl whose bones are gradually liquefying, causes him to barely notice his wife's unspeakable circumstances. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Face of Another

The Face of Another
Author: Kobo Abe,安部公房
Pages: 237
ISBN: 9780375726538
Available:
Release: 1966
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Horribly disfigured in an accidental lab explosion and rejected by and alienated from the rest of society, a scientist develops a perfect mask, one that provides a new identity that even his wife cannot penetrate. Reprint.

The Moving Toyshop

The Moving Toyshop
Author: Edmund Crispin
Pages: 204
ISBN: OCLC:614438085
Available:
Release: 1984
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Frontier Within

The Frontier Within
Author: Abe Kobo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780231163866
Available:
Release: 2013-06-18
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"Abe Kobo tackled contemporary social issues and literary theory with the depth and facility of a visionary thinker." -- Jacket cove

Abe

Abe
Author: David S. Reynolds
Pages: 1088
ISBN: 9781594206047
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Penguin Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"ABE is a cultural biography of Abraham Lincoln, following Lincoln's monumental life from cradle to grave while weaving a narrative that includes Lincoln's cultural influences and the nation-wide and regional cultural trends and moods and happenings of his day, and how Lincoln both shaped and was shaped by his America. The music, humor, literature, and fashions of the time and their impact on Lincoln's life are explored as well, and analysis of other important figures such as Lincoln's wife, his assassin, his professional partners, etc., also draw on this culturally focused style"--

The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive

The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive
Author: Aurelia George Mulgan
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9781351589956
Available:
Release: 2017-07-06
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of ‘who leads’ in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the ‘prime ministerial executive’ is therefore one of the most important structural changes in Japan’s political system in the post-war period. This book explains how the prime ministerial executive operates under the Abe administration and how it is contributing to Abe’s unprecedented policymaking authority. It analyses how reform of central government under Prime Ministers Nakasone, Hashimoto and Koizumi has produced the necessary institutional innovations to allow the prime minister to assert a more authoritative policy leadership, turning Japan’s traditional, decentralised and bottom-up politics on its head. Comparing the Westminster and presidential systems of governance and applying them to Japan’s contemporary politics, the book shows that whilst elements of both can be found, neither captures the essence of the transformation involved in the rise of the prime ministerial executive. Providing a thorough analysis of power in Japanese politics, this book will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese Politics, Comparative Politics and Asian Studies.

Abe kun s Got Me Now 1

Abe kun s Got Me Now  1
Author: Aki Iwai
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9781646595594
Available:
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Kodansha Comics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Akari couldn't think less of her school's karate champ, Abe-kun, despite him being the national champion. He's giant, uncouth, and couldn't be more different than her sweet angel and childhood friend, Takuto. But when Abe-kun injures his arm protecting her, she takes it upon herself to get him healed—after all, the school's pride is at stake—but finds the tables suddenly turned when he confesses to her! Now she's the goal he's aiming for, and she'll soon find out how driven a national champion can be!

Abe Fortas a Biography

Abe Fortas  a Biography
Author: Laura Kalman
Pages: 499
ISBN: 0300173695
Available:
Release: 1990-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

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The Box Man

The Box Man
Author: Kōbō Abe
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780375726514
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A nameless man who chooses to exist in a small cardboard box records life in the box and his observations of the world from its small window as he wanders the streets of Tokyo. By the author of Woman in the Dunes. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Abe Lincoln

Abe Lincoln
Author: Kay Winters
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1416912681
Available:
Release: 2006-01-01
Editor: Aladdin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Learn about the early life of Abraham Lincoln in this picture book biography that Kirkus Reviews calls “a moving tribute to the power of books and words.” In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back. When he grew up, he became the sixteenth president of the United States. His name was Abraham Lincoln. He loved books. They changed his life. He changed the world.

Old Abe

Old Abe
Author: John Cribb
Pages: 400
ISBN: 1645720160
Available:
Release: 2020-09-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Old Abe: A Novel recounts the final five years of Abraham Lincoln's life, the most cataclysmic years of America's history. Bound to Lincoln's side, every page of this vivid novel details the President's struggles. We follow him as national tragedy deepens, as he struggles and presses ahead, and as he comes to life once again fighting to save the country. This story spans from the spring of 1860 in Illinois, to Lincoln's election and the calamity of the Civil War, to his assassination at the height of his power. During the war, death surrounds him. Lincoln walks the bloody battlefields of Virginia and Maryland. He peers down the Potomac River through a spyglass, searching for approaching Confederate gunboats that reports have warned him of. He feels death stalk him as one summer evening, a would-be assassin fires a shot that passes through his hat. At the White House, he weeps over the body of Willie, his second son to die in childhood. Lincoln tries desperately to hold the Union together, searching for a general who will fight for him. Amid national and personal tragedy, he struggles to find meaning in the war and bring freedom to Southern slaves. Central to this novel is a love story--the story of Abraham and Mary Lincoln's stormy yet devoted marriage. Mary Todd Lincoln's strong will and ambition for her husband helped drive him to the White House, but the presidency takes an incredible toll on her. Mary grows increasingly frightened and insecure. Lincoln watches helplessly as she becomes more and more emotionally unstable. He grasps for ways to support her, but finds no remedy strong enough to reverse the damage that has been done. As Lincoln's journey unfolds, Old Abe probes the relentless character and enduring spirit of America. This story portrays Lincoln not only as a flesh-and-blood man, but a hero who embodies his country's finest ideals. In the midst of America's most devastating tragedy, Old Abe captures the challenges and triumphs, the failures and successes, of one of the most famous leaders in U.S. history, who sets a divided country on track to become a great nation of the world.

The Woman in the Dunes

The Woman in the Dunes
Author: 安部公房
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780679733782
Available:
Release: 1991
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The inhabitants of a remote seaside village imprison a Japanese biologist in a deep sand pit

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Author: Robert Emmet Sherwood
Pages: 86
ISBN: 0822200015
Available:
Release: 1966
Editor: Dramatists Play Service Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE STORY: The play shows in a series of scenes the critical years of Lincoln's early manhood up to the moment of his election as president. We see the backwoodsman, a failure at shopkeeping, but a great favorite with friends and neighbors, slowly

Hitoshi Abe

Hitoshi Abe
Author: Naomi Pollock
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0714846651
Available:
Release: 2009-02-21
Editor: Phaidon Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Hitoshi Abe (b. 1962) is one of the most important rising figures in contemporary Japanese architecture. After graduating from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, he worked in the cutting-edge architecture practice Coop Himmelb(l)au before establishing his own studio, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, in Sendai, Japan. He has received international recognition for his bold architecture, and has taught at Tohoku Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley and University of California Los Angeles. This is the first monograph on Hitoshi Abe to be published in English. Featuring 26 projects that include stadia, museums, bridges and private houses, each building is discussed in detail and accompanied by photographs, computer renderings and concept drawings.

Kangaroo Notebook

Kangaroo Notebook
Author: Kōbō Abe
Pages: 183
ISBN: 9780679746638
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An ordinary man finds himself caught in the power of bizarre and unpredictable forces when he discovers one morning at breakfast that radish sprouts have begun to grow out of his shins

Abe Lincoln s Legacy of Laughter

Abe Lincoln s Legacy of Laughter
Author: Paul M. Zall
Pages: 146
ISBN: 1572335858
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Abraham Lincoln's Legacy of Laughter, a substantial revision of P. M. Zall's 1982 classic, Abe Lincoln Laughing, consists of stories, jokes, and anecdotes on a wide range of topics by and about Abraham Lincoln before and after he became president. Establishing which tales are authentic and which are frauds and delusions, Abraham Lincoln's Legacy of Laughter includes stories derived from Lincoln's writings and speeches; writings by others up to April 1865; post-Civil War writings by those who knew him; and writings by others about Lincoln in later decades, including a sample from the twentieth century. Within each group, entries are arranged in the order they appeared in print. The volume contains notes, a bibliography, an index of the entries by section, and a subject index.

The Iconoclast

The Iconoclast
Author: Tobias Harris
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781787385122
Available:
Release: 2020-09-04
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shinzo Abe entered politics burdened by high expectations: that he would change Japan. In 2007, seemingly overwhelmed, he resigned after only a year as prime minister. Yet, following five years of reinvention, he masterfully regained the premiership in 2012, and now dominates Japanese democracy as no leader has done before. Abe has inspired fierce loyalty among his followers, cowing Japan's left with his ambitious economic program and support for the security and armed forces. He has staked a leadership role for Japan in a region being rapidly transformed by the rise of China and India, while carefully preserving an ironclad relationship with Trump's America. The Iconoclast tells the story of Abe's meteoric rise and stunning fall, his remarkable comeback, and his unlikely emergence as a global statesman laying the groundwork for Japan's survival in a turbulent century.

Abe in Arms

Abe in Arms
Author: Pegi Deitz Shea
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781604863857
Available:
Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: PM Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Portraying the pressures of teens to live a normal life while facing mental illness, this suspenseful young adult novel follows the journey of success-bound Abe, who struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A senior in high school, with a loving and wealthy adoptive family, Abe is on track for a big scholarship and an open future. Suddenly, horrific flashbacks rip him back to war-torn Africa, where five years previously he lost his mother, sister, friends, and almost his own life to torturous violence. During therapy, he uncovers even darker moments from his past that make him question how he survived. This action-filled thriller will open the eyes and hearts of teenagers to the lives of young people who have been exposed to profound violence around the world.