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Life with a Sprinkle of Glitter Simon & Schuster
Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna
Aloha Sprinklerinos! Imagine you are in one of those glorious vintage shops where every surface is laden with treasure. Cut glass, pill boxes, old cameras, pendants, chests of drawers and stacks and stacks of books. This book is like that. Each chapter is one of those gem encrusted tins that you can open, peep inside and enjoy. You can either methodically wander the entire shop, looking at each individual item in order, or, you can dance around with wild abandon, opening and closing whatever you like, whenever you like. You can take in tiny bits of it at a time or you can devour it all in one go. I don't mind. I don't mind how you go about it; all that matters to me is that you take something from it. Divided into four sections: Glitz, Create, Need to Knows and All About Love, you'll find all my little tips and tricks, stories and insights and nuggets of advice. I want you to walk away from this book feeling uplifted. I want you to feel as though you are equipped to deal with something in your life and deal with it in the best possible, positive way. I want to show you how I find so much joy and enrichment in my life and how you can do it too, with just a Sprinkle of Glitter...Toodlepip! Xxx
Literature of Spanish Caribbean to 1900 CD Primary Source Media
Some ten years before Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin', Cuban writer Anselmo Suarez y Romero captured - for the first time in the Americas - the sights, sounds and sensations of slavery.Translated into English for the first time, 'Francisco' is one of more than 800 texts collected in 'Literary Eras: Literature of the Spanish Caribbean to 1900'. Never before has such a comprehensive gathering of works from the Caribbean - the cradle of modern American culture - been brought together in a fully searchable, electronic format.Antonio Benitez-Rojo, the internationally recognized fiction writer ('A View from the Mangrove') and critic ('The Repeating Island'), and the poet, critic and translator Alan West-DurĂĄn have selected works ranging in genre from poetry to theater to autobiography and in subject from history to medicine, economics and politics. More than 200 authors are represented, including such well-known figures as Bartolome de las Casas and JosĂŠ MartĂŤ, and among the very first women and black writers published in the Americas: Leonor de Ovando and Juan Manzano, among dozens of others. A biography of each author, written especially for the disc in English and in Spanish, is also included.In addition to reproducing the texts in Spanish, these CD-ROMs offer translations for the first time of two dozen classic short stories, including work by Cirilio Villaverde, two dozen poems by such writers as Lola RodrĂguez de TĂo and the full-length novel, 'Francisco'. The two-disc set allows users to choose between an English and Spanish interface.Expertly edited, bringing a wealth of new material to light, 'Literary Eras: Literature of the Spanish Caribbean to 1900', is an unprecedented tool with which to study an area of growing importance to historians, literary critics, and many others.This database brings together a wide variety of resources that can be searched as never before. Now research that required hours of combing through library stacks, or travel to distant libraries, can be done efficiently through three types of searches: - Standard Search - a general survey-like search of the complete database for words and phrases using Boolean connectors, truncated Booleans, variant spellings, wild card and adjacency. Results are ranked by relevancy. - Advanced Search - a more targeted route offering specific data fields: Text, Author, Title, Index Term, Edition, Dates, Chapter and Type. As fields are delineated, searches are narrowed. - Natural Language Search - search words and phrases are retrieved, as are their synonyms from a proprietary thesaurus. The ability to locate, identify, reference and document various themes, moods, characterizations and word usage within the key works of a period allows unprecedented creativity in scholarly research. 'Literary Eras: Literature of the Spanish Caribbean to 1900' supports comprehensive and flexible research with functions such as:- Browsing - a researcher can review the entire database by opening the Table of Contents which is organized alphabetically by Type of Work. Options available to expand categories for in-depth content information or reorganize the data by Author, Title or Date for a different perspective on contents. - Cross-Reference - allows access to a list of related index terms from an active content window, with full bibliographic citations. Any listed item can then be linked and viewed. - Bookmark - enables the researcher to mark or recall a window for quick retrieval. - Revisit - lists every item previously viewed during a research session. A researcher can revisit an item, delete an unnecessary citation, or use the print/save option to either print or save the Revisit List for reference or if a session is interrupted.
Wish You Were Here Harper Collins
Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna
Touching true stories from the heyday of the Butlin's holiday camps. 'When I got to the camp I felt as if I'd suddenly walked into Utopia - it was so colourful, so warm, so friendly. There were lights across the roads, there were banners fluttering in the breeze...There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.' With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain, factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon, there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlin's. When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day, dinner halls ready with plentiful food for old and young alike, bars stocked to quench any level of thirst, ballrooms waiting to be flooded with shiny shoes, rustling dresses and peals of laughter. And, as the sun went down on another exhausting, happy day, a chorus line was ready to sing holidaymakers back to their beds. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, Wish You Were Here! tells the story of seven women who worked as redcoats in Butlin's Golden Age. It's all here: Knobbly Knees and Glamourous Grannies, the laughter and tears, hardships and heartbreaks, loves and losses of their lives in and out of the holiday camps, and above all the lifelong friendships they formed with each other and those who also worked or holidayed there. Funny, moving and heartwarming, these are the timeless tales of a community spirit that burned brightly in a much-loved British institution.
Art of Andy Goldsworthy BERTRAMS
Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna
THE ART OF ANDY GOLDSWORTHY This is the most comprehensive and detailed study of British artist Andy Goldsworthy, and is the only full-length exploration of Goldsworthy and his art available anywhere. The book has been completely rewritten and brought up to date for this new edition. Andy Goldsworthy makes land or earth art out of, among other materials, stacks of rocks, or stalks tied together, or mud thrown into rivers or poppy petals wrapped around boulders. His art is a sensitive, intuitive response to nature, light, time, growth, the seasons and the earth. Fully illustrated, with a revised text. Bibliography and notes. 348pp. ISBN 9781861714398. www.crmoon.com EXTRACT FROM THE CHAPTER ON GOLDSWORTHY'S LEAFWORKS It is the leafworks that are the most colourful of Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures. What the leaf sculptures show is how beautiful the colours of nature are: Goldsworthy shows the viewer these subtle colours by contrasting one leaf with another. Maple patch grouped the red/ orange/ yellow of Japanese maple leaves together; Poppy leaves contrasted the red poppy leaves against the mid-green of an elderberry bush; a Stone Wood sculpture of 1992 consisted of poppy leaves wrapped around a hazel branch, the red constrasting vividly with the wet green leaves; Dock Leaves interwove red leaves in green grass stalks. Two sycamore leafworks of 1980 and 1981 are very simple: a leaf black from cow shit is placed against pale Autumn leaves; another leaf, bleached white, is set down on a bed of dark leaves. He pins together two colours of sycamore leaves (sycamore is a favourite Goldsworthy medium) in Sycamore leaf sections (1988), and hangs the line of leaves from a tree. Shot with the sun behind them, the photograph of the leaves shows them glowing green and gold, the two classic colours of poetry and alchemy. REVIEW ON AMAZON A happily received gift. It's worth the price for one who wants a scholarly while earthy (sorry, couldn't help it) approach to the work. There's a quirkiness about the writing style that is engaging and honest. I'm glad I have the book and will reread it as I purchase other books on Goldsworthy where the work is shown via great photography. REVIEW ON AMAZON This is a chatty informational book. It has stories of many artists that have been associated with Andy Goldsworthy in his long career as a contemporary nature sculptor. If you are looking for a personal history this is a book for you. REVIEW ON AMAZON I'm no expert on visual art, nor would I claim to be, but I found this to be a useful book, and the only one I've been able to find about the work of Andy Goldsworthy. The author has taken the time to round up a large amount of varied source material which makes this book well worth seeking out.
Money, Pizza, Respect Hardie Grant Books
Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna
For anyone on Instagram, The Fat Jew is pretty much essential-following: hilarious posts several times a day, which are laugh-outloud funny. Money, Pizza, Respect is a loosely autobiographical account of how Josh 'The Fat Jew' Ostrovsky went from teaching homeless people 'SoulCycle' classes on parked Citi Bikes to the instagram sensation we see today, with over 2.5 million followers. The Fat Jew says his alter ego was birthed at summer camp. 'It came out of a counselor I had who was super fat and identified himself as "a fat Jew".' Money, Pizza, Respect is the best of his instagram feed (alongside stacks of new material, of course) with a mix of hilarious, heartwarming, and terrifying stories from his life. Read about the time he got drunk with Sharon Stone in Cannes, and how he ended up on a rich Saudi's yacht with a live ostrich. In October 2014, hundreds of fans protested outside instagram's NYC offices when Ostrovsky was kicked off the social media site for the third time for posting 'explicit content' - to say Ostrovsky's comedy skews toward the inappropriate is an understatement: this is not for the faint-hearted.
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