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|Author||: Nella Larsen|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
Clare Kendry has severed all ties to her past. Elegant, fair-skinned and ambitious, she is married to a white man who is unaware of her African-American heritage. When she renews her acquaintance with her childhood friend Irene, who has not hidden her origins, both women are forced to reassess their marriages, the lies they have told - and to confront the secret fears they have buried within themselves. Nella Larsen's intense, taut and psychologically nuanced portrayal of lives and identities dangerously colliding established her as a leading writer of America's Harlem Renaissance. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
|Author||: Nella Larsen,General Press|
|Editor||: GENERAL PRESS|
Generally regarded as Nella Larsen's best work, Passing was first published in 1929 but has received a lot of renewed attention because of its close examination of racial and sexual ambiguities. It has achieved canonical status in many American universities. Clare Kendry is living on the edge. Light-skinned, elegant, and ambitious, she is married to a racist white man unaware of her African American heritage, and has severed all ties to her past after deciding to ‘pass’ as a white woman. Clare’s childhood friend, Irene Redfield, just as light-skinned, has chosen to remain within the African American community, and is simultaneously allured and repelled by Clare’s risky decision to engage in racial masquerade for personal and societal gain. After frequenting African American-centric gatherings together in Harlem, Clare's interest in Irene turns into a homoerotic longing for Irene's black identity that she abandoned and can never embrace again, and she is forced to grapple with her decision to pass for white in a way that is both tragic and telling.
|Author||: Nella Larsen|
|Editor||: Restless Books|
Restless Classics presents the ninetieth anniversary edition of an undersung gem of the Harlem Renaissance: Nella Larsen's Passing, a captivating and prescient exploration of identity, sexuality, self-invention, class, and race set amidst the pealing boisterousness of the Jazz Age. When childhood friends Irene Redfield and Clare Kendry cross paths at a whites-only restaurant, it’s been decades since they last met. Married to a bigoted white man who has no idea that she is African American, Clare has fully embraced her ability to “pass” as a white woman. Irene, also light-skinned and living in Harlem, is shocked by Clare’s rejection of her heritage, though she too passes when it suits her needs. This encounter sparks an intense relationship between the two women who, as acclaimed critic and novelist Darryl Pinckney writes in his insightful introduction, reflect Larsen’s own experience of being “between black and white, and culturally at home nowhere.” In a culture intent on setting boundaries, Clare and Irene refuse to adhere to expectations of gender, race, or class, culminating in a tragic clash of identities, as their relationship swings between emotional hostility and intense attraction. “Nella Larsen’s Passing is one of those American classics that I’ve always meant to get around to. A new edition is out today from Restless Books, with a handsome cover (and interior illustrations, all by Maggie Lily) and an introduction by the novelist and critic Darryl Pinckney. If I’m going to tackle a classic, I like to have a teacher to help me along the way…. It’s a remarkable book, and Maggie Lily’s dark illustrations end up feeling very appropriate.” —Rumaan Alam, The New York Times Books Newsletter Praise for Passing "Quicksand and Passing are novels I will never forget. They open up a whole world of experience and struggle that seemed to me, when I first read them years ago, absolutely absorbing, fascinating, and indispensable." —Alice Walker "Discovering Nella Larsen is like finding lost money with no name on it. One can enjoy it with delight and share it without guilt." —Maya Angelou “Nella Larsen didn’t just eschew tribes — she never had one to begin with…. Unsparing on the madness of racial classification but frank, and very beautiful, on the lure of racial belonging.” —Parul Sehgal, The New York Times “[Passing] is about changing definitions of concepts like race and gender, and the inextricable relationship between whiteness and blackness. It is a meditation on the uneasy dynamic between social obligation and personal freedom. It dramatizes the impossibility of self-invention in a society in which nuance and ambiguity are considered fatal threats to the social order.” —Emily Bernard, Electric Literature “I have read and re-read Passing more than a dozen times. Each time I think I can hear Larsen's own voice more clearly: asking, demanding really, that each of us abandon the labels we've been assigned and celebrate the story that we are.” —Heidi W. Durrow, NPR “Passing broke literary ground as the story of two racially and sexually ambiguous women written by another. Social boundaries can be permeated, but not without cost.” —Natalie Cate, The Guardian, 1000 novels everyone must read
|Author||: S. Jonathon O'Donnell|
|Editor||: Fordham University Press|
Demonization has increasingly become central to the global religious and political landscape. Passing Orders interrogates this centrality through an analysis of evangelical “spiritual warfare” demonologies in contemporary America. Situating spiritual warfare as part of broader frameworks of American exceptionalism, ethnonationalism, and empire management, author S. Jonathon O’Donnell exposes the theological foundations of the systems of queer- and transphobia, anti-blackness, Islamophobia, and settler colonialism that justify the dehumanizing practices of the current U.S. political order. O’Donnell argues that demonologies are not only tools of dehumanization but also ontological and biopolitical systems that create and maintain structures of sovereign power, or orthotaxies—models of the “right ordering” of space, time, and bodies that stratify humanity into hierarchies of being and nonbeing. Alternative orders are demonized as passing, framed as counterfeit, transgressive, and transient. Yet these orders refuse to simply pass on, instead giving strength to deviant desires that challenge the legitimacy of sovereign violence. Critically examining this challenge in the demonologies of three figures—Jezebel, the Islamic Antichrist, and Leviathan—Passing Orders re-imagines demons as a surprising source of political and social resistance, reflecting fragile and fractious communities bound by mutual passing and precarity into strategic coalitions of solidarity, subversion, and survival.
|Author||: Peter Bjerregaard,Anders Emil Rasmussen,Tim Flohr Sørensen|
‘Passing’ is a common euphemism for the death of a person, as he or she is said to ‘pass away’ or ‘pass on’. This open-ended saying has at its heart a notion of transformation from one state to another, which in turn grants the possibility of grasping or approximating the passage of time and the materiality of death and decay. This book begins with the idea that since all material things - whether animals, human beings, objects or buildings - undergo some form of passing, then the specific transformation in these passages and the materiality actively given to it can offer us a grasp of otherwise precarious temporalities. It examines how human beings strive to relate to the temporal dimension of death and decay, by giving new shape and direction to being and by examining its natural transformations. Focusing on the materiality of passing, and thereby the relationship between embodiment, temporality and death, Materialities of Passing offers rich case studies from Europe, Papua New Guinea, South Africa and the Russian Far East for exploring the material, spatial and directional aspects of the very interface between life and death. As such, it will appeal to scholars of anthropology, death studies, archaeology, philosophy and cultural studies.
|Author||: George Gwozdecky,K. Vern Stenlund,Huron Hockey School|
|Editor||: Human Kinetics|
In hockey, the team that has mastered skillful puck movement usually comes out on top. Whether you're attacking the goal or maneuvering out of a compromising situation near the opponent's goal, sharp passing and receiving skills are vital weapons that can consistently carry your team to victory. Hockey Drills for Passing & Receiving provides all the expert instruction you need to get your team passing and receiving the puck like a well-oiled machine. The book includes 75 drills, many of which can be applied to both in-line and ice hockey. Backed by the sport's premier provider of coach and player instruction, Huron Hockey, Hockey Drills for Passing & Receiving teaches how to develop individual skills and use them within a team concept. In addition to improving puck movement in the offensive zone, the drills also focus on the all-important transition game, where much of the action takes place during a match. Expert instructors George Gwozdecky and Vern Stenlund provide the key teaching points and practice activities to hone players' abilities to move and keep possession of the puck. Drills within each chapter start basic then increase in difficulty to provide a wide range of challenges and learning situations. Each drill is accompanied by special coaching tips to correct common errors and maximize players' performance. Any player has the potential to master passing and receiving the puck. With Hockey Drills for Passing & Receiving, you will boast better puck movement than the rest and dominate on the ice.
|Author||: Sylviane Agacinski|
|Editor||: Columbia University Press|
In this wide-ranging meditation on the meaning of time, Agacinski weaves together discussions of Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Freud, Heidegger, Baudelaire, Barthes, and especially Walter Benjamin -- her model for the modern "passer of time" -- as she traces a time-line of the philosophy of time.
|Author||: Helene E. Bilis|
|Editor||: University of Toronto Press|
The royal judge was an archetypal character in French tragedy during the 17th century. This figure impersonated the king by asserting his judicial authority and bringing order to an otherwise chaotic world. In Passing Judgment, Hélène Bilis examines how an overlooked character-type—the royal judge—remained a constant of the tragic genre throughout the 17th century, although the specifics of his role and position fluctuated as playwrights experimented with changing models of sovereignty onstage. Her readings analyze how this royal decision-maker stood at the intersection of political and theatrical debates, and evolved through a process of trial and error in which certain portrayals of kingship were deemed obsolete and were discarded, while others were promoted as culturally allowable and resonant. In tracing the royal judge’s persistent presence and transformation, Bilis argues that we can better grasp the weighty political stakes of theatrical representations under the ancien régime.
|Author||: Wade Hall|
|Editor||: University Press of Kentucky|
In 1976, Kentucky state legislator Mae Street Kidd successfully sponsored a resolution ratifying the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution. It was fitting that a black woman should initiate the state's formal repudiation of slavery; that it was Mrs. Kidd was all the more appropriate. Born in Millersburg, Kentucky, in 1904 to a black mother and a white father, Kidd grew up to be a striking woman with fair skin and light hair. Sometimes accused of trying to pass for white in a segregated society, Kidd felt that she was doing the opposite -- choosing to assert her black identity. Passing for Black is her story, in her own words, of how she lived in this racial limbo and the obstacles it presented. As a Kentucky woman of color during a pioneering period of minority and women's rights, Kidd seized every opportunity to get ahead. She attended a black boarding academy after high school and went on to become a successful businesswoman in the insurance and cosmetic industries in a time when few women, black or white, were able to compete in a male-dominated society. She also served with the American Red Cross in England during World War II. It was not until she was in her sixties that she turned to politics, sitting for seventeen years in the Kentucky General Assembly -- one of the few black women ever to do so -- where she crusaded vigorously for housing rights. Her story -- presented as oral history elicited and edited by Wade Hall -- provides an important benchmark in African American and women's studies and endures as a vital document in Kentucky history.
|Author||: Jack Dongarra,Emilio Luque,Tomas Margalef|
Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) and Message Passing Interface (MPI) are the most frequently used tools for programming according to the message passing paradigm, which is considered one of the best ways to develop parallel applications. This volume comprises 67 revised contributions presented at the Sixth European PVM/MPI Users' Group Meeting, which was held in Barcelona, Spain, 26-29 September 1999. The conference was organized by the Computer Science Department of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. This conference has been previously held in Liverpool, UK (1998) and Cracow, Poland (1997). The first three conferences were devoted to PVM and were held at the TU Munich, Germany (1996), ENS Lyon, France (1995), and University of Rome (1994). This conference has become a forum for users and developers of PVM, MPI, and other message passing environments. Interaction between those groups has proved to be very useful for developing new ideas in parallel computing and for applying some of those already existent to new practical fields.
|Author||: Jeffrey Skinner,Lee Martin|
|Editor||: Sarabande Books|
An “entertaining collection of tributes and insights” from Jay McInerney and other novelists and poets about the writers who inspired them (Booklist). In this “significant contribution to our understanding of how an older generation of writers . . . affected its students”, an assembly of diverse and distinguished talents explore the relevance of their mentors. Together, in this unique anthology of illuminating essays and poetry, they give a unique sense of the forces that shape, encourage, and nurture a writer’s craft and vision (Publishers Weekly). For Jay McInerney, national bestselling author of Bright Lights, Big City, “falling under the spell” of Raymond Carver’s fiction was a “transforming experience”; Dana Gioia, recipient of the American Book Award, shares the thrill of having Pulitzer Prize-winner Elizabeth Bishop teach—in her own unique way—a class in writing at Harvard. Here too is Tess Gallagher’s ode in verse to Theodore Roethke; Elizabeth Graver analyzing her relationship with Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Dillard; Erin McGraw on novelist John L’Heureux; David Wojahn’s exalting memoir of James L. White, and more. Delivering new and rich definitions of mentor and protégé, Passing the Word is “a fine collection that honors writing teachers and showcases the talents of the next generation” (Library Journal).
|Author||: Ken Robert Baugh "Cowboy"|
|Editor||: Page Publishing Inc|
Hilariously entertaining! Short stories, poems, political satire, illustrations, and more! An exciting book full of fun!
|Author||: George Davis|
|Editor||: Charisma Media|
If your life has suddenly gotten more difficult, you may be up for promotion with God.Have you ever asked yourself, “Why is this happening to me?” Often when trouble comes, we wonder what we have done wrong. But in reality, it may be God's preparation for the next blessing He has for you.In Passing the Tests of Life George Davis helps you gain a better perspective on WHY things happen the way they do and gives you the keys to overcoming and moving on to your next level of promotion and increase. Learn to identify: · When you're being tested· Who is testing you· Why you are being tested· How to pass each test every time! You were born to have a great life. As you overcome and learn from each obstacle in your path, you will discover the fulfilling life that you were always destined to have!
|Author||: Anthea Nicholson|
|Editor||: Granta Books|
Iosif Dzhugashvili is born on the day Stalin dies and is given his name by a zealous hospital official. Young Iosif grows up haunted by his great namesake, convinced that the dictator has found a new dwelling place within his chest, behind his heart. But when Iosif unwittingly destroys his family's happiness he is forced to question his lifelong loyalties to Stalin's ghost.
|Author||: Richard Palmer|
Do you have a weak subject you just have to pass? Ideal for students of any subject, this highly accessible and practical study guide gives you quick and easy strategies to help you make decisive progress in the subjects you find difficult or uninteresting, leaving you free to concentrate on the subjects you love. Richard Palmer draws on his extensive experience of secondary school teaching to give proven subject-specific advice that will help students from 15-19 show you how to understand more about a topic through both online and traditional study help you get to grips with topics you find difficult without cramming you with random facts provide top tips for the essentials to learn and understand on a subject-by-subject basis The book is organised to take you through the learning process from ‘Facing it’ through to ‘Enjoying it’ – yes, that’s right! The author’s light-hearted yet authoritative style makes this book really easy to read and his simple and practical advice will enable you to become a confident learner in no time at all.
|Author||: Michelle Kismoky|
|Editor||: a-argus books|
A down-in-the trenches, hilarious send-up of everyday events that most people rarely take the time to notice. A sidesplitting look at the raw side of everyday existance and a kind-yet stern-reminder to lighten up whenever possible.