The Art of Living Foundation

The Art of Living Foundation
Author: Stephen Jacobs
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781317044468
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Release: 2016-03-09
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Hindu-derived meditation movement, The Art of Living (AOL), founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in Bangalore, has grown into a global organization which claims presence in more than 150 countries. Stephen Jacobs presents the first comprehensive study of AOL as an important transnational movement and an alternative global spirituality. Exploring the nature and characteristics of spirituality in the contemporary global context, Jacobs considers whether alternative spiritualities are primarily concerned with individual wellbeing and can simply be regarded as another consumer product. The book concludes that involvement in movements such as AOL is not necessarily narcissistic but can foster a sense of community and inspire altruistic activity.

American Decades 1960 1969

American Decades  1960 1969
Author: Vincent Tompkins,Richard Layman,Judith Baughman,Victor Bondi,Eric L. Bargeron,Tandy McConnell,James F. Tidd
Pages: 595
ISBN: STANFORD:36105010546419
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Release: 1994
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A look at American civilization by decade covers history, politics, law, economics, culture, sports, social trends, and important people.

Conversations with Ken Kesey

Conversations with Ken Kesey
Author: Scott F. Parker
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781626741201
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Release: 2014-04-10
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ken Kesey (1935–2001) is the author of several works of well-known fiction and other hard-to-classify material. His debut novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, was a critical and commercial sensation that was followed soon after by his most substantial and ambitious book, Sometimes a Great Notion. His other books, including Demon Box, Sailor Song, and two children’s books, appeared amidst a life of astounding influence. He is maybe best known for his role as the charismatic and proto-hippie leader of the West Coast LSD movement that sparked “The Sixties,” as iconically recounted in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. In the introduction to “An Impolite Interview with Ken Kesey,” Paul Krassner writes, “For a man who says he doesn’t like to do interviews, Kesey certainly does a lot of them.” What’s most surprising about this statement is not the incongruity between disliking and doing interviews but the idea that Kesey could possibly have been less than enthusiastic about being the center of attention. After his two great triumphs, writing played a lesser role in Kesey’s life, but in thoughtful interviews he sometimes regrets the books that were sacrificed for the sake of his other pursuits. Interviews trace his arc through success, fame, prison, farming, and tragedy—the death of his son in a car accident profoundly altered his life. These conversations make clear Kesey’s central place in American culture and offer his enduring lesson that the freedom exists to create lives as wildly as can be imagined.

San Francisco Focus

San Francisco Focus
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106007801381
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Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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It s All a Kind of Magic

It   s All a Kind of Magic
Author: Rick Dodgson
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780299295134
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Release: 2013-11-12
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The first biography of Kesey, [revealing] a youthful life of brilliance and eccentricity that encompassed wrestling, writing, farming, magic and ventriloquism, CIA-funded experiments with hallucinatory drugs, and a notable cast of characters that would come to include Wallace Stegner, Larry McMurtry, Tom Wolfe, Neal Cassady, Timothy Leary, the Grateful Dead, and Hunter S. Thompson"--Dust jacket flap.

Electra

Electra
Author: Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris
Pages: 449
ISBN: UOM:39015008063888
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Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781429961325
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Release: 2008-03-04
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From "America's nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now few people have had a sense of the most engrossing side of the adventure; namely, what went on in the minds of the astronauts themselves - in space, on the moon, and even during certain odysseys on earth. It is this, the inner life of the astronauts, that Tom Wolfe describes with his almost uncanny empathetic powers, that made The Right Stuff a classic.

Sometimes a Great Notion

Sometimes a Great Notion
Author: Ken Kesey
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781440622991
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Release: 2006-08-29
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The magnificent second novel from the legendary author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Sailor Song is a wild-spirited and hugely powerful tale of an Oregon logging clan. A bitter strike is raging in a small lumber town along the Oregon coast. Bucking that strike out of sheer cussedness are the Stampers: Henry, the fiercely vital and overpowering patriarch; Hank, the son who has spent his life trying to live up to his father; and Viv, who fell in love with Hank's exuberant machismo but now finds it wearing thin. And then there is Leland, Henry's bookish younger son, who returns to his family on a mission of vengeance - and finds himself fulfilling it in ways he never imagined. Out of the Stamper family's rivalries and betrayals, Ken Kesey crafted a novel with the mythic impact of Greek tragedy.

Storming Heaven

Storming Heaven
Author: Jay Stevens
Pages: 396
ISBN: 0802135870
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Release: 1987
Editor: Grove Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Storming Heaven is a riveting history of LSD and its influence on American culture. Jay Stevens uses the "curious molecule" known as LSD as a kind of tracer bullet, illuminating one of postwar America's most improbable shadow-histories. His prodigiously researched narrative moves from Aldous Huxley's earnest attempts to "open the doors of perception" to Timothy Leary's surreal experiments at Millbrook; from the CIA's purchase of millions of doses to the thousands of flower children who turned on and burned out in Haight-Ashbury. Along the way, this brilliant, novelistic work of cultural history unites such figures as Allen Ginsberg, Cary Grant, G. Gordon Liddy, and Charles Manson. Storming Heaven irrefutably demonstrates LSD's pivotal role in the countercultural upheavals that shook America in the 1960s and changed the country forever.

Un homme un vrai

Un homme  un vrai
Author: Tom Wolfe
Pages: 1008
ISBN: 2266100114
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Release: 2000
Editor: Presse Pocket
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Charlie Croker, richissime promoteur de soixante ans, a bâti son immense empire à Atlanta. Il est le symbole de l'Amérique blanche triomphante - jusqu'à ce qu'un placement immobilier hasardeux le menace de banqueroute. Fareek Fanon, célèbre footballeur noir tout droit sorti du ghetto d'Atlanta, est accusé de viol par une riche et influente Blanche. Les émeutes raciales menacent la ville : Atlanta la Blanche, ville de pouvoir et d'argent, s'oppose à Atlanta la Noire. Charlie Croker, ancien champion universitaire de football, ne pourrait-il pas réconcilier les deux partis ? La confrontation entre ces deux univers, orchestrée par un jeune et brillant avocat de la bourgeoisie noire, dévoile une Amérique cosmopolite, gangrenée par le racisme et la violence, dans laquelle se joue une inoubliable comédie humaine.

Complexity

Complexity
Author: Mitchell M. Waldrop
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9780671872342
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Release: 1993-09-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion

Capitalism and Desire

Capitalism and Desire
Author: Todd McGowan
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780231542210
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Release: 2016-09-20
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite creating vast inequalities and propping up reactionary world regimes, capitalism has many passionate defenders—but not because of what it withholds from some and gives to others. Capitalism dominates, Todd McGowan argues, because it mimics the structure of our desire while hiding the trauma that the system inflicts upon it. People from all backgrounds enjoy what capitalism provides, but at the same time are told more and better is yet to come. Capitalism traps us through an incomplete satisfaction that compels us after the new, the better, and the more. Capitalism's parasitic relationship to our desires gives it the illusion of corresponding to our natural impulses, which is how capitalism's defenders characterize it. By understanding this psychic strategy, McGowan hopes to divest us of our addiction to capitalist enrichment and help us rediscover enjoyment as we actually experienced it. By locating it in the present, McGowan frees us from our attachment to a better future and the belief that capitalism is an essential outgrowth of human nature. From this perspective, our economic, social, and political worlds open up to real political change. Eloquent and enlivened by examples from film, television, consumer culture, and everyday life, Capitalism and Desire brings a new, psychoanalytically grounded approach to political and social theory.

The Novels of Jane Austen

The Novels of Jane Austen
Author: Jane Austen
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9785874665555
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Release: 1933
Editor: Рипол Классик
Language: en

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American Bookseller

American Bookseller
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951P00226949T
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Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Marilyn and Me

Marilyn and Me
Author: Lawrence Schiller
Pages: 207
ISBN: 3836536242
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Release: 2012
Editor: Taschen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Marilyn & Me" is an intimate tale of a legend before her fall and a young photographer on his way to the top. The limited edition monographNsigned by the photographer and numberedNincludes headline-grabbing nudes of the actress to the almost surreal pictures from the day of her funeral, the tragedy of her death hanging heavy in every frame.

Digital Modernism

Digital Modernism
Author: Jessica Pressman
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780199937097
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Release: 2014-01-03
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While most critical studies of born-digital literature celebrate it as a postmodern art form with roots in contemporary technologies and social interactions, Digital Modernism provides an alternative genealogy. Grounding her argument in literary history, media studies, and the practice of close-reading, Jessica Pressman pairs modernist works by Ezra Pound, James Joyce, and Bob Brown, with major digital works like William Poundstone's Project for the Tachistoscope {Bottomless Pit}, Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries's Dakota, and Judd Morrissey's The Jew's Daughter to demonstrate how the modernist movement of the 1920s and 1930s laid the groundwork for the innovations of electronic literature. Accordingly, Digital Modernism makes the case for considering these digital creations as "literature" and argues for the value of reading them carefully, closely, and within literary history.

Details

Details
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSD:31822032032708
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The New Weird

The New Weird
Author: Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Pages: 414
ISBN: UOM:39015077606070
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a collection of stories from the "new weird" genre--a overlap of science fiction, fantasy, and horror--from some of its well-known writers, along with commentaries and a story featuring emerging authors within the genre.

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112106758110
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Release: 1958
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM 5

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders  DSM 5
Author: American Psychiatric Association
Pages: 991
ISBN: 9780890425572
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Release: 2013-05-22
Editor: American Psychiatric Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5® easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.