Brief Encounters with the Enemy

Fiction

Author: Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0812993586

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 2578

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A collection of linked short stories by the author of When Skateboards Will Be Free includes several pieces originally published in The New Yorker and features a sequence of aimless young men who endure morning commutes, complicated affairs and cruel bosses while pursuing better jobs.

Running Through the Wall

Personal Encounters With the Ultramarathon

Author: Neal Jamison

Publisher: Breakaway Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 4094

DOWNLOAD NOW »
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO RUN FOR 30, 50, OR 100 MILES? This book is a great inspiration not only to current ultrarunners, and to marathoners looking for the next challenge—but also to runners of all abilities, who will see that there is nothing you can’t do if you have the desire. What makes ultrarunners tick? What goes through their minds at mile 93? How can you train for such a colossal undertaking? These questions and many more are answered in this inspiring collection of 39 personal stories from ultramarathoners. Ultramarathoning is the logical next step for those who burn with a desire to explore their limits, and beyond. It is impossible to run ultra distances without coming away with at least one fascinating story. This book is full of them. There are stories of fatigue, blisters, nausea, and despair. But the ultrarunner prevails to find hope, love, healing, self-discovery, friendship, selflessness, and in the end, for most, triumph. Learn what it feels like to run an ultra from the champions, the newcomers, and the veterans of the sport. A few brief excerpts: “I left Edinburg witnessing my second sunrise on this run. Most ultrarunners dread dawn—the hours from 4:00 to 6:00 a.m.—primarily because this is when fatigue sets in.” —Keith Knipling “It would be hours before we’d see the first aid station, and probably close to two days before we’d have dry feet again!” —Deb Pero “I’m 95 miles into a 100-miler, it’s over 100 degrees out, my legs are shot, I’m a few scant minutes ahead of Ann and Gabriel, and my pacer is stopped dead in the trail for fear of a skunk?” —Tim Twietmeyer “Ultrarunning is without question the most feared aspect of adventure racing.” —Ian Adamson “The urge to quit right there was overwhelming, but I was still in the race. Perhaps a miracle would happen and I could get in under the four hours it would take to make the next cutoff. I thanked the aid station captain and plunged into the darkness.” —Will Brown “It was time to put all the viable excuses aside and look inside.” —Tracy Baldyga “I think I quit about 20 times during the race, mostly between the time the sun went down and the time that I finally walked away. Reality sets in when it gets dark. The trail gets lonely.” —Jason Hodde “During every race you are faced with a moment of truth, a point in the race when you either quit or persevere to the end. Every person who finishes an ultramarathon has accomplished a great feat, simply because they finished.” —Bethany Hunter

HERMAN MELVILLE Ultimate Collection: 50+ Adventure Classics, Sea Tales, Philosophical Novels & Short Stories (Including Complete Poems & Essays)

Moby-Dick, Typee, Omoo, Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, Billy Budd Sailor, Redburn, White-Jacket, Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, John Marr and Other Sailors…

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026874374

Category: Fiction

Page: 5364

View: 804

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This carefully crafted ebook: “HERMAN MELVILLE Ultimate Collection” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and a poet. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. Novels: Typee Omoo Mardi Redburn White-Jacket Moby-Dick Pierre Israel Potter The Confidence-Man Billy Budd, Sailor Short Stories: The Piazza Bartleby, the Scrivener Benito Cereno The Lightning-Rod Man The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles The Bell-Tower The Apple-Tree Table Jimmy Rose I and My Chimney The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! The Fiddler Poor Man’s Pudding and Rich Man’s Crumbs The Happy Failure The 'Gees The Two Temples Daniel Orme Poetry Collections: Clarel – A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War Timoleon and Other Ventures in Minor Verse Weeds and Wildings, With a Rose or Two John Marr and Other Sailors Bridgeroom Dick Tom Deadlight Jack Roy The Haglets The Aeolian Harp To the Master of the "Meteor" Far off Shore The Man-of-War Hawk The Figure-Head The Good Craft "Snow Bird" Old Counsel The Tuft of Kelp The Maldive Shark To Ned Crossing the Tropics The Berg The Enviable Isles Pebbles Poems from Mardi We Fish Invocation Dirge Marlena Pipe Song Song of Yoomy Gold The Land of Love Other Poems Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk Etchings of a Whaling Cruise Authentic Anecdotes of “Old Zack” Mr. Parkman’s Tour Cooper’s New Novel A Thought on Book-Binding Hawthorne and His Mosses Criticism: Herman Melville by Virginia Woolf Herman Melville's Moby Dick by D.H. Lawrence Herman Melville's Typee and Omoo by D.H. Lawrence

Acta Orientalia Neerlandica

Proceedings of the Congress of the Dutch Oriental Society Held in Leiden on the Occasion of Its 50th Anniversary, 8th-9th May 1970

Author: P. W. Pestman

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 219

View: 2443

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Room on the Roof

60th Anniversary Edition

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184750668

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 5596

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A CLASSIC COMING-OF-AGE STORY WHICH HAS HELD GENERATIONS OF READERS SPELLBOUND Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, is orphaned, and has to live with his English guardian in the claustrophobic European part in Dehra Dun. Unhappy with the strict ways of his guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with his Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted . . . and is lost forever to the prim proprieties of the European community. This special edition marks the 60th anniversary of this award-winning book, written when the author was just seventeen. Poignant, heart-warming and an absolute classic, this book is forever a joy to read.

Alter Ego: The Comic Book Artist Collection

Author: Roy Thomas

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781893905061

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 3809

DOWNLOAD NOW »
See the material that heralded the return of Roy Thomas’ ALTER EGO to the modern age of comics fandom! This 160-page trade paperback reprints the ALTER EGO sections from the flip-side of COMIC BOOK ARTIST #1-5, and includes over 30 PAGES OF NEW FEATURES and SUPER-RARE ART by JOE KUBERT, GIL KANE, JACK KIRBY, WALLY WOOD, FRANK ROBBINS, and others, plus a special color ALL-STAR SQUADRON cover by KUBERT! Featuring: A never-before-seen 1999 interview with GIL KANE! Extended coverage of THE INVADERS with art by KIRBY, ROBBINS, and DAVE HOOVER! STEVE DITKO on the creation of Spider-Man! The original synopsis of FANTASTIC FOUR #1– annotated by STAN LEE! The ROY THOMAS/NEAL ADAMS X-MEN, AVENGERS, and CONAN! Scarce art by STEVE DITKO– MICHAEL T. GILBERT– GENE COLAN– DICK GIORDANO– CARMINE INFANTINO– BOB KANE– NORMAN MAURER– MARSHALL ROGERS– ART SPIEGELMAN and others!

The Decameron

Author: Giovanni Boccaccio

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393614662

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6847

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Feasting on the Gospels--Luke, Volume 2

A Feasting on the Word Commentary

Author: Cynthia A. Jarvis,E. Elizabeth Johnson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 1611645387

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 9294

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series that follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series to provide another trusted preaching resource, this time on the most prominent and preached upon most preached upon books in the Bible: the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels includes completely new material that covers every single passage in the Gospels, making it suitable for both pastors who preach from the lectionary and pastors who do not. Moreover, these volumes incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, giving preachers four perspectives to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. Feasting on the Gospels offers a unique resource for all who preach, either continuously or occasionally, on the Gospels.

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 1264

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Becoming an Ironman

First Encounters with the Ultimate Endurance Race

Author: Kara Douglass Thom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781891369247

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 286

View: 7314

DOWNLOAD NOW »
Offers personal observations from men and women who have competed in their first Ironman distance triathlon, consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike race, and a 26.2-mile run, all done in one day.

Ecstatic Cahoots

Fifty Short Stories

Author: Stuart Dybek

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374280509

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6714

DOWNLOAD NOW »
A collection of fifty original mini-stories explores the need to achieve ecstatic self-transcendence as well as trust between lovers, friends, family, and strangers.

The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014139563X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6410

DOWNLOAD NOW »
This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates the great Japanese short story, from its modern origins in the nineteenth century to the remarkable works being written today. Short story writers already well-known to English-language readers are all included here - Tanizaki, Akutagawa, Murakami, Mishima, Kawabata - but also many surprising new finds. From Yuko Tsushima's 'Flames' to Yuten Sawanishi's 'Filling Up with Sugar', from Shin'ichi Hoshi's 'Shoulder-Top Secretary' to Banana Yoshimoto's 'Bee Honey', The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories is filled with fear, charm, beauty and comedy. Curated by Jay Rubin, who has himself freshly translated several of the stories, and introduced by Haruki Murakami, this book will be a revelation to its readers.