Author: Stefano Benni

Publisher: Europa Editions Incorporated


Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 3358

One late-winter morning as he is "hop-hiking" downhill toward his character-building destination, a vomit-yellow cube surrounded by a garden of barbarously unkempt weeds known as the Bisacconi elementary school, Stefano Benni's young hero encounters a peculiar man - as big as a mountain and as filthy as a garbage dump, with a vast beard the color of a dung-heap, dressed from head to foot in layers and rags, and in the company of a swarm of buzzing flies. A god, perhaps? A pagan divinity? Who can tell! After a brief tete-a-tete, this earthy apparition endows the young boy with a rare gift: an internal "duoclock" that allows him to see into the future and at the same time exist in the present with an uncommon fullness. Meet Timeskipper. Timeskipper sees and foresees the epochal events of his era, from postwar reconstruction to the birth of television - from the golden age of rock'n'roll to the revolutionary sixties and the turbulent seventies. These events are tenderly offset by his own private experiences: his first love, his first job, leaving home, hilariously wild adventures with oddball acquaintances. A moving and inventive satiric tale in which imagination defies corruption and conformity, in which the innocence of yesteryear comes face-to-face with the moral aridity of today's money-obsessed society, Timeskipper is one of Stefano Benni's most touching and enduring creations. Colored by Benni's trademark linguistic inventiveness and irresistible humor, this is a coming-of-age story with a difference.

Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari;

Author: Giuseppe Pitre,Salvatore Salomone-Marino

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377480084

Category: Fiction

Page: 590

View: 2141

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Institutional Critique and after

Author: John C. Welchman

Publisher: Jrp Editions


Category: Art

Page: 399

View: 2698

Institutional Critique and After ISBN 3-905701-65-0 / 978-3-905701-65-4 Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 196 pgs / 40 b&w. / U.S. $25.00 CDN $30.00 September / Nonfiction and Criticism

Values and Norms in Sport

Critical Reflections on the Position and Meanings of Sport in Society

Author: Johan Steenbergen,Paul de Knop,Agnes Elling

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841260576

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

View: 8234

This book is accessible to a wide range of teachers, researchers and students in the world of sport. The central research question in the book is how values and norms manifest themselves in sport and what societal meanings they have. Different contributions provide a number of different perspectives.

The Twenty-three Days of the City of Alba


Author: Beppe Fenoglio

Publisher: Steerforth Press

ISBN: 9781586420406

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

View: 1713

Portrays the lives of the unprepared farm boys, trained soldiers, and old men who played a role in the Allied victory in Alba, Italy, in 1944, and depicts the psychological and physical legacy of their efforts.


A Preliminary Translation and Explanation

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226576862

Category: Religion

Page: 267

View: 5042

Edited by the acclaimed scholar Jacob Neusner, this thirty-five volume English translation of the Talmud Yerushalmi has been hailed by the Jewish Spectator as a "project...of immense benefit to students of rabbinic Judaism."

Managing Cultural Heritage

Ecomuseums, Community Governance, Social Accountability

Author: M. Magliacani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137481552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 8093

Managing Cultural Heritage explores managerial and governance issues within the cultural heritage sector, with particular regard to the ecomuseum. Moreover, a social accountability model is supplied to ecomuseums in order to be accountable towards its shareholder, the local community.

The Functional Foods Revolution

Healthy People, Healthy Profits?

Author: Michael Heasman,Julian Mellentin

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849776164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 4298

Foods that promote human health - 'functional foods' or nutraceuticals - have caught the imagination of the global food industry. All the household-name companies are developing them as a key driver in their global strategies. They see the prospect of new markets and bigger margins, but the issues presented are fraught with complexity and difficulties. Distinguishing hype from real hope, the authors of this handbook explain the dilemmas and contradictions the industry faces. They present a wealth of detailed marketing, food policy and regulatory material from the leading markets world-wide and show how the hopes of the industry, and the consumer, may be dashed. The solution they offer is radical - nothing less than a new business model of what they term a healthful company.

Mike Kelley

Minor Histories--statements, Conversations, Proposals

Author: Mike Kelley

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611985

Category: Art

Page: 431

View: 5755

The second volume of writings by Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley, focusing on his own work. What John C. Welchman calls the "blazing network of focused conflations" from which Mike Kelley's styles are generated is on display in all its diversity in this second volume of the artist's writings. The first volume, Foul Perfection, contained thematic essays and writings about other artists; this collection concentrates on Kelley's own work, ranging from texts in "voices" that grew out of scripts for performance pieces to expository critical and autobiographical writings.Minor Histories organizes Kelley's writings into five sections. "Statements" consists of twenty pieces produced between 1984 and 2002 (most of which were written to accompany exhibitions), including "Ajax," which draws on Homer, Colgate- Palmolive, and Longinus to present its eponymous hero; "Some Aesthetic High Points," an exercise in autobiography that counters the standard artist bio included in catalogs and press releases; and a sequence of "creative writings" that use mass cultural tropes in concert with high art mannerisms--approximating in prose the visual styles that characterize Kelley's artwork. "Video Statements and Proposals" are introductions to videos made by Kelley and other artists, including Paul McCarthy and Bob Flanagan and Sheree Rose. "Image-Texts" offers writings that accompany or are part of artworks and installations. This section includes "A Stopgap Measure," Kelley's zestful millennial essay in social satire, and "Meet John Doe," a collage of appropriated texts. "Architecture" features an discussion of Kelley's Educational Complex (1995) and an interview in which he reflects on the role of architecture in his work. Finally, "Ufology" considers the aesthetics and sexuality of space as manifested by UFO sightings and abduction scenarios.

Hear Me Talkin' to Ya

Author: Nat Shapiro,Nat Hentoff

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486171361

Category: Music

Page: 464

View: 3643

In this marvelous oral history, the words of such legends as Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, and Billy Holiday trace the birth, growth, and changes in jazz over the years.

The Modern Pentathlon

Author: Zoë Clarke

Publisher: Collins Educational

ISBN: 9780007428847

Category: Pentathlon

Page: 15

View: 2976

At the 2012 Olympics, the modern pentathlon will be 100 years old. This photographic non-fiction report shows the events that are included in the pentathlon and the extraordinary skills needed to compete in this challenging event.

Mike Kelley

Educational Complex

Author: John Miller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 1846381533

Category: Art

Page: 124

View: 5388

One of the most influential artists of our time, Mike Kelley (1954--2012) produced a body of innovative work mining American popular culture as well as modernist and postmodernist art -- relentless examinations of subjectivity and of society that are both sinister and ecstatic. With a wide range of media, Kelley's work explores themes as varied as post-punk politics, religious systems, social class, and repressed memory. Using architectural models to represent schools he attended, his 1995 work, Educational Complex, presents forgotten spaces as frames for private trauma, real or imagined. The work's implications are at once miniature and massive. In this book, John Miller offers an illustrated examination of this milestone work that marked a significant change in Kelley's practice. A "complex" can mean an architectural configuration, a psychological syndrome, or a political apparatus, and Miller approaches Educational Complex through corresponding lines of inquiry, considering the making of the work, examining it in terms of education and trauma (sexual or otherwise), and investigating how it tests the ideological horizon of art as an institution. Miller shows that in Educational Complex, Kelley expands his political and aesthetic focus, including not only such artifacts as generic forms of architecture but (inspired by the infamous McMartin Preschool case) popular fantasies associated with ritual sex abuse and false memory syndrome. Through this archaeology of the contemporary, Miller argues, Kelley examines the mandate for education and the liberal democratic premises underpinning it.

Cowboy Pride

Author: Lacy Williams

Publisher: Lacy Williams Books LLC

ISBN: 1537867636

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

View: 7705

“Everyone knows a rancher in possession of a large spread needs a wife.” Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowboy Fairytales series. About Cowboy Pride: First impressions count. Liza Bennett has two missions in life: keep the family’s shop afloat, and ensure her shy sister finds love. Sparks fly when she meets rancher Rob Darcy at a town dance, but when she overhears him insult her, she vows to put the man out of her mind. Rob Darcy is instantly attracted to the vivacious Liza but a lack of social graces and the promise he’s keeping ruin his chances of winning her. Once jilted, Janie Bennett is appropriately gun-shy of falling in love again. But she doesn’t seem to be able to help herself when she meets charming Nathan Bingley. Bingley desperately wants a wife and family of his own. Can he trust that Janie returns his feelings? When Janie is injured in a spring storm, she and Liza are sequestered on Nathan’s ranch. Hearts and emotions get tangled, but will first impressions prove true, or false? Cowboy Pride is a Wild West version of Pride and Prejudice with dual love stories.

Manual of Small Animal Anesthesia

Author: Robert R. Paddleford

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9780721640600

Category: Medical

Page: 372

View: 1874

This handbook offers you thorough, pragmatic coverage of small animal anesthesia. It synthesizes current literature and clinical research with recent developments in pharmacology, equipment, and techniques to bring you up-to-date guidance on today's full range of anesthetic approaches. Written by recognized experts in anesthesia and critical care, Manual of Small Animal Anesthesia, Second Edition, uses a concise outline format to make information simple to find and implement quickly. The result is a resource that combines authoritative guidance with ease of use.

Black Sphinx

On the Comedic in Modern Art

Author: John C. Welchman

Publisher: Jrp Ringier Kunstverlag Ag

ISBN: 9783905770964

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 9279

'Black Sphinx' is based on the 4th SoCCAS Symposia, held at the Hammer Museum. The anthology includes 12 essays about the comedic in art.

On Morals

Author: William (of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris),Roland J. Teske

Publisher: Pontifical Inst of Medieval studies

ISBN: 9780888443052

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 2710

William of Auvergne, bishop of Paris from 1228 to his death in 1249, was not only one of the most prolific writers in philosophy and theology of the first half of the thirteenth century but also one of the first to use the new translations of Greek and Islamic thought that poured into the Latin West in that century. 'On Morals', the second part of William's treatise 'On the Virtues and the Vices', forms one component of his vast 'The Teaching on God in the Mode of Wisdom'. In 'On Morals' he extols the value of the nine virtues - faith, fear, hope, charity, piety, zeal, poverty, humility, and patience - in a sophisticated narrative where each of the virtues, except humility, of course, speaks in praise of herself and explains her importance.