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Chronicles of a Million Dollar Trader - 2826666749

159,58 zł

Chronicles of a Million Dollar Trader Wiley

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Praise for Chronicles of a Million Dollar Trader "Focus, tenacity, self-analysis, and intensity. Don Miller conveys the essence of trading in such a compelling and down-to-earth manner - the reader literally eats, sleeps, and breathes Don's moments of triumph and exhaustion. Don clearly nails the most pertinent points in this business: add to your position when you have a strong hand, fight to dig yourself out of the inevitable abyss, and don't trade when you are tired. This book is what professional trading is Truly about!" (Linda Raschke, President, LBRGroup, Inc). "My career as a broker with some of the largest futures brokerages in the world has put me in a unique position to evaluate traders. I've been able to observe many of the best futures traders in the industry over the past twenty years. And what I can state with certainty is that Don Miller is one of, if not the, best futures traders I've seen. Great traders are able to recognize and adapt to changing market environments. They take their mistakes and use them to become better traders. Great traders possess the unique discipline to manage a losing trade as well as a winning one. These are the qualities I have witnessed Don Miller master. The fact that Don has agreed to share his experiences and insights makes this book an invaluable doctrine to all traders and investors alike." (Patrick Lafferty, President, Capital Trading Group). "I've had the good fortune of watching Don Miller trade profitably in front a live group of full-time traders over a two-day period of time. The methods Don teaches are solid, and more importantly, as you will see here in his book, they've been consistently successful. This book goes further than most trading books because you get to live with Don day by day, seeing both his actual trading along with his mind frame. If you want to learn from someone who has mastered day trading, and has successfully done so for years, then this book is must reading. Highly recommended!"(Larry Connors, founder, TradingMarkets.com; author of How Markets Really Work). "I have personally seen Don trade for several years, and he is candidly one of the best. His book is enlightening and helpful in understanding the mindset of a successful trader." (Steve Demarest, President, MB Trading). "A true story of sacrifice, hardship, and success. Don Miller shares his story to make $1 million in one year in real time, real trading records, and real life." (James L. Koutoulas, Esq., CEO, Typhon).

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Natasha's Dance - 2212836413

54,10 zł

Natasha's Dance Penguin

Powieści i opowiadania

Orlando Figes

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Roaring Nineties - 2212835695

40,80 zł

Roaring Nineties Penguin

Biznes

His previous book revealed the shocking truth about globalization. Now, Joseph Stiglitz blows the whistle on the devastation wrought by the free market mantra in the nineties

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We Own This Game - 2826758074

64,97 zł

We Own This Game Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Although its participants are still in grade school, Pop Warner football is serious business in Miami, where local teams routinely advance to the national championships. Games draw thousands of fans; recruiters vie for nascent talent; drug dealers and rap stars bankroll teams; and the stakes are so high that games sometimes end in gunshots. In America's poorest city, troubled parents dream of NFL stardom for children who long only for a week in Disney World at the Pop Warner Super Bowl. In 2001, journalist Robert Andrew Powell spent a year following two young teams through rollercoaster seasons. The Liberty City Warriors, former national champs, will suffer the team's first-ever losing season. The inner-city kids of the Palmetto Raiders, undefeated for two straight years, are rewarded for good play with limo rides and steak dinners. But their flamboyant coach (the "Darth Vader of youth football") will be humbled by defeat in a down-to-the-wire playoff game. TITLE OF BOOK is an inside-the-huddle look into a world of innocence and corruption, where every kickoff bares political, social, and racial implications. By an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The Best American Sports Writing, it is an unforgettable drama that shows us just what it is to win and to lose in America. INTRODUCTION A portrait of Miami, a city whose government, even after race riots which crippled the black community in the 80s, serves the interest mostly of the Cuban-American constituency and has been rocked by various political scandals (bribery, fiscal mismanagement, etc.). The author tells how he witnessed inner-city blacks find hope and identity during a high school football semifinal that was attended by tens of thousands. He takes a newspaper assignment covering Pop Warner football games and sees much he admires ("a depressed community proud that its boys could do something better than anyone else") but also "the corruption of sport at its infancy" (recruiting, fans assaulting the coach after the team's only loss, parents living through their kids, gambling, etc.). He quits his job to cover a season of Pop Warner, from the first day to the last game, attending every single season and game of the 95-pound Gwen Cherry Bulls, whose coach is dubbed the 'Darth Vadar of Pop Warner'. Prologue Registration day. Coach Brian Johnson of the Liberty City Warriors is introduced as he prints out ridiculously complicated game strategies for his team, based on the Georgia Southern Eagles game plans. It is his first year as head coach and he is determined to prove himself. "I wouldn't be a man if I didn't aspire to run my own team." We're introduced to the "Darth Vadar of Pop Warner" Raul Campos, the ostentatious coach of the 110-pound Palmetto Raiders, who is editing a video hyping his team as the greatest of all time, winners of back-to-back national champions at Disney World Sport Center, undefeated in the last 2 seasons. We're introduced to Diamond Pless, a young kid whose uncle was confined to a wheelchair after a shooting with a rival drug dealer, and who is now helping his uncle live his dream of NFL superstardom vicariously We're introduced to Mark Peterson, the head of the league who tries without much success to discourage the recruitment of black inner city players to suburban ballparks, and is still torn over last year's national championship, where a Suniland team made up mostly of recruits won 56-6. The coach lost his job because he ran up the store, but is suing to be reinstated. CHAPTER ONE: First Practice The first practice, plus a history of Pop Warner football, the largest youth football league in America, started in 1929 in Philly to prevent youth crime and eventually to over 6,000 teams nationally competing to play in the national champion at Disney World. CHAPTER TWO: Liberty City A tour of Liberty City--past the wealthy enclaves of Miami and the poverty of Little Havana is a black neighborhood torn by race riots in the 80s and gang-related assassinations in the 90s. The neighborhood grew out of a black ghetto called Nigger Town which eventually became a progressive experimental black-only community named Knight Manor until a highway ran through it and tore the neighborhood apart. This is wear porno rapper Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew comes from, who helped found the Liberty City program. Since then, the Warriors have won city championships in 7 of 8 weight divisions and have spawned other all-black parks. CHAPTER THREE: CAMPOS Inside the home of the Cuban exile turned real estate wizard Coach Campos, who is hated and called a "cracker" and takes his players to games in chartered motor coaches and used to take them in Hummer limos. After being banned from another Pop Warner team, Campos took over the Palmetto team comprised mostly of white suburban kids and replaced them with mostly black players recruited from West Perrine via varsity letter jackets, steak dinnnnnnners, etc. CHAPTER FOUR: DIAMOND Diamond's mom tries to petition for him to get a larger role on the team, but Diamond doesn't show much promise. Diamond's uncle Durell describes his gun injury. CHAPTER FIVE: SUNILAND We're introduced to Phillip, whose father is dead from AIDS and whose HIV+ mother's behavior is erratic because of drugs. He is often left to his own devices. He sees football as his way out. We're introduced to the Suniland Devils, a suburban team comprised of recruited back players whose coach Gator Rebhan was banned after he ran up the score in a championship game. Rebhan thinks the League is jealous because he took a white ballpark and made it successful. CHAPTER SIX: GOULDS The history of the Railroad Shop, a black settlement that developed nearly a century ago, was condemned by the city, but eventually turned black again. Now Goulds is black and poor. In their first game, Liberty City loses to Goulds, with Coach Johnson's playbook proving way too complex for the pee wees. CHAPTER SEVEN: SEPTEMBER 11 Warriors lose their second game. News of 9/11 comes, but Florida is very removed from the goings-on in NYC and Washington. The coaches convene at the field despite cancelled games and try to make sense of things. CHAPTER EIGHT: McADOO We're introduced to shadowy figure named McAdoo, who "takes care" of high school and college players in vague ways. He's a street agent, of which every major college sports program has at least one. They operate under the radar, even going so far as to buy cars for young players even though he has no traceable source of income besides selling watermelons and gambling. He points out all of the players he "raised"-- rappers, NFL players, etc. McAdoo's cash flow is "supplemented by his relationships with some of Liberty City's more prominent entrepreneurs," including drug dealers and gang members. McAdoo has switched his focus from encouraging kids to go into football to encouraging them to read. CHAPTER NINE: LIBERTY CITY AT PALMETTO Liberty City is now 1-4 and their chances at the championship are slipping. A player is hit hard and has to go to the hospital in an ambulance. Coach Johnson is questioning why he even bothers. CHAPTER ELEVEN: PLEX The story of drug-related gang violence in Liberty City. Gang members bet up to $10,000 and intimidated coaches and player. Diamond's father-in-law "Plex" was arrested for a murder associated with protecting the distribution channels of a crack laboratory. He is serving 5 life sentences. CHAPTER ELEVEN: ELECTION The Elian Gonzalez debacle, and how it further turned the black community against the Cubans. The Warriors win a game. CHAPTER THIRTEEN: THE GAME A story about a legendary street game decades ago between a group of white kids and black kids. The black kids

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Unknown Night - 2834154653

69,53 zł

Unknown Night Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

On February 22, 1916, Ralph Albert Blakelock's haunting landscape, Brook by Moonlight, was sold at auction for $20,000, a record price for a painting by a living American artist. The sale made him famous, newspapers called him America's greatest artist, and thousands flocked to exhibits of his work. Yet at the time of his triumph Blakelock had spent 15 years confined in a psychiatric hospital in upstate New York and his wife and children were living in poverty. Released from the asylum by a young philanthropist, Blakelock was about to become the victim of one of the most heartless con games of the century. This remarkable biography chronicles the life, times and madness of one of America's most celebrated and exploited painters whose brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes anticipated Abstract Expressionism by more than half a century. Like the best biographies, The Unknown Night brings to life a vanished world, as well. In this case, it's late 19th and early 20th century New York--a city of artists' studios and spiritualists' salons, shantytowns and millionaires' mansions. Blakelock was a mystic who as a young man wandered among the Indians out West, and on his return frequented the spiritualist circles in New York City. Though he was regarded as a loner, he worked among the great painters of his time, artists like William Merritt Chase and George Inness. Blakelock initially painted in the Romantic style of the Hudson River School, but by the 1880s, his brooding, hallucinogenic landscapes were considered among the most controversial, radical paintings of the era. In the 1890s he fell on hard times and sometimes played the piano on the vaudeville circuit to earn extra cash. He suffered his first mental break down in 1891. After a period of remission he became violent and was institutionalized in 1899 just as his reputation was beginning to soar. Interest in his work peaked in 1916 when a wave of Blakelock hysteria swept America. Crowds lined up to see Blakelock exhibitions in New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Wealthy collectors bid record prices for his haunting paintings. Blakelock was released from the asylum and seemed destined for a glorious and comfortable end. Instead, fed upon by opportunistic dealers and forgers, Blakelock became entangled in a web of deceit spun by the very woman who was supposed to be his savior. Vincent begins his story in the spring of 1916 when Blakelock's canvas, The Brook by Moonlight, was auctioned at the Plaza Hotel in New York for $20,000 - a record price at that time for the work of a living American painter. It was Blakelock's second record in three years. Newspaper reporters converged on the painter and art pundits tripped over each other in doling out praise for his mysterious nocturnal landscapes. "Few American artists deserve a higher niche in the Temple of Fame," drooled the pioneering art dealer, William Macbeth. Some were calling Blakelock the greatest American landscape painter ever. At the time, Blakelock was penniless, a resident of an asylum in Middletown, New York. His wife, Cora Bailey Blakelock was living in poverty with their youngest children in a small house in the Catskills. Blakelock may well have remained locked away if it had not been for the efforts of Mrs. Van Rensselaer Adams, a 32-year-old vamp with a shady past. Adams passed herself off as a philanthropist, "rescued" Blakelock from the asylum, and brought him to New York City to generate public sympathy for the artist and his family. She had arranged a large show of his paintings at the Reinhardt Gallery on Fifth Avenue. It was a huge success attracting all the major critics and large crowds throughout its run over seven months. A committee of venerable art personages was formed to collect the proceeds from Blakelock's work to be passed on to his wife and children. Blakelock, all dressed up for the Gallery opening, cut a dashing figure. His wife, though, was nowhere to be seen. Adams had, as she would do again at crucial junctures, cut her out. The resulting newspaper feeding frenzy - an early instance of celebrity journalism and scandal mongering -- climaxed several months later with banner headlines about a hazy plot to assassinate the painter. In order to better accommodate Romantic accounts, Blakelock's early career has long been misconstrued as a fruitless endeavor. His experimental work, many claimed, met only with scorn, derision and neglect. How Blakelock came to be considered one of the top three painters in the country by 1900 was never explained. In fact, the author discovered that Blakelock had attracted favorable attention in the press as early as 1879. While it was true that Blakelock and Albert Pinkham Ryder, with whom he was constantly associated, were subjected to ridicule by some critics, the controversy that surrounded them, also enshrined them. Many progressive critics championed Blakelock and Ryder's expressive, quasi-abstract landscapes, which were redefininnnnnng the boundaries of American art. By 1886, Blakelock's moonlight paintings were attracting rave reviews. Blakelock was an eccentric, often subject to violent mood swings and later extended bouts of paranoia. He was eventually diagnosed with dementia praecox - now called schizophrenia. The line between manic depression, bipolar disorders and various subtypes of schizophrenia, however, is blurry and lately has become the subject of debate. Most likely, Blakelock was suffering from what is called late-onset schizophrenia. He was 43 when he had his first psychotic episode, slashing his paintings, burning large amounts of money and threatening his family. He soon recovered and went back to his studio painting many of his most significant and mysterious paintings. Recently found letters indicate that he was lucid until the death of his father in 1897. Thereafter, his mental state disintegrated. The family was desperately poor. Blakelock, his long hair beaded like an Indian, a dagger in his waistband, took to the streets to sell his paintings. He became increasingly deluded, believing his paintings were worth millions and that he was related to royalty. It was two years later that Blakelock was once again sent away, this time remaining in an asylum until 1916. Blakelock has been described as a Romantic, a visionary, an outsider and an eccentric Hudson River School artist. His work, which contains both classic and modern elements, defies definition. Yet he is universally acknowledged to be one of the most original, innovative American artists of the nineteenth century - way ahead of his time. Reviewing a Blakelock exhibition in 1942, the influential critic Edward Alden Jewell called Blakelock "one of the greatest artists America has produced." Five years later, on the occasion of Blakelock's retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Coates, critic for the New Yorker, described Blakelock as one of the "strongest individualists" in American art putting him on a level with Homer, Eakins and Ryder. This was at a time when Abstract Expressionists like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline were looking to Blakelock and Ryder for inspiration. Today Blakelock's paintings continue to hang in virtually every major American museum. In May of 2000, Blakelock's early masterpiece, Indian Encampment on The Snake River eclipsed every other American painter in a Sotheby's auction, fetching $3.5 million. Blakelock, it appears, refuses to be forgotten.

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Tannwald (Classic Reprint) - 2839143451

38,43 zł

Tannwald (Classic Reprint) Forgotten Books

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Excerpt from Tannwald Why is it that no play founded upon Goethe's "Faust" has had any notable success save such as could be given to it by fine music or scenic effects? The story of Margaret is one of the most tragic ever written; Mephistopheles is a brilliant character; the dialogue is remarkably eloquent, witty and poetical; the piece, though not prepared for the stage by the author, is dramatic in its form, and seems to furnish almost unequalled material for playwrights; and yet, after a hundred have tried it, the successful one is still to be found. Not having examined their compositions, I shall not undertake to criticise them, but so far as I know anything of them, all give prominence to Mephistopheles, the supernatural and the scenic effects, and I have made another attempt, excluding everything but the human characters and natural influences, developing some personages which are mentioned in the original, and adding others. Out of two dozen scenes, three-fourths are entirely my own. I do not publish "Tannwald" without at least partly appreciating its defects. I should have been glad to reduce the number of characters, and to give brilliancy and eloquence to the dialogue if I knew how. The translation of Margaret's song, "The King of Thule," is taken from an anonymous writer. H. Country - Austria. Time - In the Reign of Charles V. Characters - Henry Faust, Professor in Vienna; John Slack, his friend, and Cousin of Baroness Roth; Mr. Albert, Faust's servant; Count Dick ; Major Hohenthal; Captain Lovenstein; Mr. Helfenstein, a barber; Margaret Hartz, a village girl; Mrs. Hartz, her mother; Barbara Marks, Margaret's cousin; Mrs. Marks, Barbara's mother; Mrs. Martha Swerlin, Margaret's cousin; Mrs. Kline; Mrs. Prinz; Miss Behr; Miss Green; Lina, Miss Behr's servant; Valentine, Margaret's brother; Baron Ritterstahl; Major Myer; Commissary Wetzel; Soldiers; Paymaster Fuhr; Lieut. Carmony; Anthony Swerlin, Ritterstahl's servant; Soldiers and Peasants; Baroness Roth, Lady of Tannwald Castle. Act I. Scene I - Room in Tannwald Castle. Baroness Roth, Mr. Slack, Count Dick, Captain Lovenstein, Major Hohenthal, Albert, Helfenstein, and Others. Baroness - Cousin Slack, I fear that your friends accustomed as they are to court life, will find it dull in Tannwald. Slack - These gentlemen are fond of the chase, and there is no better place for game than the mountains back of the Castle. The Baron has already gone with us to the stables and assigned our horses to us. Baroness - What will become of Prof. Faust? Slack - He can follow us in charge of a gamekeeper, until he learns to ride. Then he can amuse himself fishing, and occasionally we will go down to the village and see its attractions. Baroness - It has none. Slack - O, cousin, a lady is not supposed to know all that attracts gentlemen. When I was here last Summer, I spent many hours there. Two dozen village beauties want the attentions of men from the court. Baroness - They are poor people; we never associate with them. Slack - The young men can drink and sing; the girls can dance and flirt. Count Dick - You are the man for us, Mr. Slack. Take us among them. Baroness - If you wish, I will sometimes invite them to the Castle. Count Dick - That would be still better. Please do; we cannot ride after the hounds every day. Slack - They will be delighted to come, and we will have all the fun we want. Baroness - Then, in a couple of weeks, we will have a ball here. In the meantime, I wish you all to enjoy yourselves, and if anything is necessary to your comfor

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Comics based on films (Film Guide) - 2835283073

103,73 zł

Comics based on films (Film Guide) Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 81. Chapters: Ghostbusters, Return to Labyrinth, Serenity, Ghostbusters: Legion, King Kong, Aliens versus Predator versus The Terminator, Southland Tales: The Prequel Saga, List of Stargate comics, Masters of the Universe, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Fountain, Volcano High Prelude, The X-Files, Transformers: Movie Prequel, Serenity: Those Left Behind, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Legends of the Dark Crystal, The A-Team, List of comics based on films, 28 Days Later: The Aftermath, The Lost Boys: Reign of Frogs, Two Roads Diverge, Serenity: Better Days, Cloverfield/Kishin, Death Walks the Streets, Fingerprints, The Matrix Comics, The Mechanicals, Highlander, Escape of the Living Dead, Transformers: Movie Adaptation, Demonic Toys, Novelization, Van Helsing: From Beneath the Rue Morgue, Tron: Betrayal, Hard Choices 'What happened on Algol?', Highlander: Way of the Sword, Tron: The Ghost in the Machine, Robert Kurtzman's Beneath The Valley of The Rage, Waldo's Hawaiian Holiday, Dee Snider's Strangeland: Seven Sins, Bill & Ted's Excellent Comic Book, A Marvel Comics Super Special: Blade Runner, Galaxy Quest, The Big Country, The Hills Have Eyes: The Beginning, Alien Nation, Mindhunter, Shaun of the Dead, Meteor Man, Puppet Master, PT-109. Excerpt: Ghostbusters is a supernatural comedy multi-media franchise created in 1984. Its inception was for the movie Ghostbusters, released on June 8, 1984 by Columbia Pictures. It centered around a group of eccentric New York City parapsychologists who investigate and capture ghosts for a living. For the movie this franchise licensed action figures, novelizations, and other original materials to be produced around the movies theme. After this initial success they released original stories in other fields such as a comic book, a video game, a television series, and a theme park attraction. With the 2009 release of Ghostbusters: The Video Game the characters within the Ghostbusters set up their own fictional version of a Ghostbusters franchise to open Ghostbusters locations in other cities, which in real life was earlier seen in two independent films not officially approved by Columbia Pictures. The concept of the first film was inspired by Dan Aykroyd's own fascination with the paranormal, and it was conceived by Aykroyd as a vehicle for himself and friend and fellow Saturday Night Live alum John Belushi. Aykroyd came up with Ghostbusters after reading an article about quantum physics and parapsychology in the American Society of Psychical Research Journal and then watching movies like Ghostchasers. Aykroyd thought, "Let's redo one of those old ghost comedies, but let's use the research that's being done today. Even at that time, there was plausible research that could point to a device that could capture ectoplasm or materialization; at least visually." The original story as written by Aykroyd was much more ambitious-and unfocused-than what would be eventually filmed; in Aykroyd's original vision, a group of Ghostbusters would travel through time, space and other dimensions taking on huge ghosts (of which the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man was just one of many). Also, the Ghostbusters wore S.W.A.T.-like outfits and used wands instead of Proton Packs to fight the ghosts; Ghostbu

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Sixth Form At St Clares - 2826887789

42,50 zł

Sixth Form At St Clares Egmont UK Ltd

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A classic children's story from the world's best-loved children's author, Enid Blyton. School life has never been so splendid. The O'Sullivan twins are head girls! And two heads are better than one, with the new girls they have to sort out...There's two cheeky first formers - more twins! - and a sulky new girl in the sixth form, Morag. Morag detests St Clare's. She's only happy when she can escape to the local riding stables. The twins are sad it's their last year at St Clare's. Before they leave, will they find out what's wrong with Morag? Enid Blyton is arguably the most famous children's author of all time, thanks to series such as The Wishing-Chair, The Faraway Tree-, The Mysteries, The Famous Five and The Secret Seven. Her school series - including St Clare's and Malory Towers are the perfect books for girls who are experiencing their own adventure at school.

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Siddhartha - Bilingual Edition, German & English - 2842739798

92,49 zł

Siddhartha - Bilingual Edition, German & English El Paso Norte Press

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Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha is a literary classic. It continues to be the most popular of the many novels by the prolific Nobel Prize laureate. The touching story of one man's search for the meaning of life, for enlightenment and knowledge is related with a graceful simplicity that is common only to great literature. From the original German, Siddhartha has been translated into most of the world's languages and has enjoyed great success. Hesse's style of writing - clear, straightforward and direct - has made the tale of Siddhartha's search for truth and wisdom accessible to a wide variety of readers around the globe. To assist students, scholars and others who might be interested in a better understanding of Hesse's elegantly simple prose, this bilingual edition has been assembled with the English translation on the facing page ż mirroring the German text paragraph by paragraph. Those familiar with both languages will appreciate the opportunity to read this great work in both languages and will surely marvel at the directness with which Hermann Hesse's German translates into English. Those not familiar with both languages will be surprised at how very similar the two languages are. Those wishing to improve their own language skills, in either language, could hardly choose a better example of fine writing than that of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha.

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