Staying On

Author: Paul Scott
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022606817X
Format: PDF
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In this sequel to The Raj Quartet, Colonel Tusker and Lucy Smalley stay on in the hills of Pankot after Indian independence deprives them of their colonial status. Finally fed up with accommodating her husband, Lucy claims a degree of independence herself. Eloquent and hilarious, she and Tusker act out class tensions among the British of the Raj and give voice to the loneliness, rage, and stubborn affection in their marriage. Staying On won the Booker Prize in 1977 and was made into a motion picture starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson in 1979. "Staying On far transcends the events of its central action. . . . [The work] should help win for Scott . . . the reputation he deserves—as one of the best novelists to emerge from Britain's silver age."—Robert Towers, Newsweek "Scott's vision is both precise and painterly. Like an engraver cross-hatching in the illusion of fullness, he selects nuances that will make his characters take on depth and poignancy."—Jean G. Zorn, New York Times Book Review "A graceful comic coda to the earlier song of India. . . . No one writing knows or can evoke an Anglo-Indian setting better than Scott."—Paul Gray, Time "Staying On provides a sort of postscript to [Scott's] deservedly acclaimed The Raj Quartet. . . . He has, as it were, summoned up the Raj's ghost in Staying On. . . . It is the story of the living death, in retirement, and the final end of a walk-on character from the quartet. . . . Scott has completed the task of covering in the form of a fictional narrative the events leading up to India's partition and the achievement of independence in 1947. It is, on any showing, a creditable achievement."—Malcolm Muggeridge, New York Times Book Review

Projekt Phoenix

Author: Gene Kim
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 3960100671
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bill ist IT-Manager bei Parts Unlimited. An einem Dienstagmorgen erhält er auf der Fahrt zur Arbeit einen Anruf seines CEO. Die neue IT-Initiative der Firma mit dem Codenamen Projekt Phoenix ist entscheidend für die Zukunft von Parts Unlimited, aber das Projekt hat Budget und Zeitplan massiv überzogen. Der CEO will, dass Bill direkt an ihn berichtet und das ganze Chaos in neunzig Tagen aufräumt, denn sonst wird Bills gesamte Abteilung outgesourct. Mit der Hilfe eines Vorstandsmitglieds und dessen mysteriöser Philosophie der Drei Wege wird Bill klar, dass IT-Arbeit mehr mit dem Fertigungsbereich in einer Fabrik zu tun hat als er sich je vorstellen konnte. Die Zeit drängt: Bill muss dafür sorgen, dass der Arbeitsfluss auch zwischen den Abteilungen deutlich besser läuft und das Business-Funktionalität zuverlässig bereitgestellt wird. Drei Koryphäen der DevOps-Bewegung liefern hier die rasante und unterhaltsame Story, in der sich jeder, der im IT-Bereich arbeitet, wiederfinden wird. Sie erfahren nicht nur, wie Sie Ihre eigene IT-Organisation verbessern können - nach der Lektüre dieses Buchs werden Sie IT auch nie wieder so sehen wie zuvor.

Das Buch des Ph nix

Author: Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3959814941
Format: PDF, Docs
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Man hat sie vieles genannt – ein Forschungsobjekt, ein Ding, eine Abscheulichkeit. Sie selbst nennt sich Phoenix und ist ein genetisches Experiment. Mit nicht mehr als zwei Lebensjahren verfügt Phoenix über den Körper und den Verstand einer Erwachsenen – und über Kräfte jenseits aller Vorstellungskraft. Eines Tages jedoch beschließt sie, nach Antworten zu suchen und bricht aus dem mysteriösen Turm 7, ihrem Zuhause, aus, um zu erkennen, dass dieser keine Zuflucht war, sondern ein Gefängnis.

Secret Understandings

Author: Morris Philipson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226667522
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Secret Understandings is a vibrant and richly textured portrait of Shelagh Jackman, a book illustrator who learns to cultivate the loving and complex relationships in her life while struggling to be true to her own best self, even when calamity puts her to the ultimate test-and triumph.

The Fisher King

Author: Anthony Powell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226677002
Format: PDF, ePub
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Aboard the Alecto, prolific romance author Valentine Beals ruminates on the ship's most seemingly incongruous couple: a graceful, ethereal, virginal dancer named Barberina Rookwood and her lover, Saul Henchman, a crippled, emasculated war hero and photographer. Fancifully, Beals imagines Henchman to be the reembodiment of one of the most mysterious Arthurian legends, the Fisher King—the maimed and impotent ruler of a barren country of whom Perceval failed to ask the right questions. A myth with many permutations—and a blurred borderland between them—the Fisher King legend dovetails the various explanations Powell offers from his competing narrators as to why a talented young dancer would forsake her art to care for a feeble older man. Ostensibly a novel about gossip on a cruise ship, The Fisher King is much more: a highly stylized narrative infused with Greek mythology, legend, and satire.

Principles of American Nuclear Chemistry

Author: Thomas McMahon
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226561172
Format: PDF, ePub
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What was life like for the scientists working at Los Alamos? Thomas McMahon imagines this life through the wide eyes of young Tim MacLaurin, the thirteen-year-old son of an MIT physicist who, inspired by a young woman named Maryann, worked on the project. Filled with the sensuous excitement of scientific discovery and the outrageous behavior of people pushed beyond their limits, Principles of American Nuclear Chemistry is a beautifully written coming-of-age story that explores the mysterious connections between love and work, inspiration and history.

Modern Fantasy The 100 Best Novels

Author: David Pringle
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473208068
Format: PDF
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Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author's overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title's significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a "Brief Bibliography" directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.

The Phoenix Transformed

Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429988924
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In the Enduring Flame trilogy, Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory have given readers a new view of the complex and fascinating world they originally created for the Obsidian Trilogy. Jumping one thousand years in time, Lackey and Mallory have told the compelling story of Harrier Gillain, the first Knight-Mage in a thousand years; Tiercel Rolfort, the first High Mage in hundreds of years; and Shaiara, the young leader of a desert tribe who takes both boys under her wing but has a special affection for Harrier. These three young people are their world's main defense against the evil called up by the rogue Wild Mage, Bisochim. Bisochim's conviction that he was restoring the balance was shattered the moment Ahairan took her first breath. Now, in The Phoenix Transformed, Bisochim joins forces with Harrier and Tiercel, and the three mages search desperately for a way to destroy Ahairan as she sends her magical forces against them and the desert nomads under their protection. With more than one twist in the telling, centering on a magic-plagued journey across a blistering desert, The Phoenix Transformed is the stunning conclusion to The Enduring Flame. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Phoenix Noir

Author: Patrick Millikin
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1936070413
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“Patrick Millikin...as if to prove his witty claim that 'sunshine is the new noir,' offers one superb specimen, 'Whiteout on Van Buren,' in which [author] Don Winslow makes skillful use of a city street at high noon to provide the perfect metaphor for life and death.”—New York Times Book Review Brand-new stories by: Diana Gabaldon, Lee Child, James Sallis, Luis Alberto Urrea, Jon Talton, Megan Abbott, Charles Kelly, Robert Anglen, Patrick Millikin, Laura Tohe, Kurt Reichenbaugh, Gary Phillips, David Corbett, Don Winslow, Dogo Barry Graham, and Stella Pope Duarte. Patrick Millikin is a bookseller at the Poisoned Pen Bookstore in Scottsdale. As a freelance writer, his articles, interviews, and reviews have appeared in Publishers Weekly, Firsts Magazine, Paradoxa, Yourflesh Quarterly, and other publications. Millikin currently lives in central Phoenix.

Victorian Unfinished Novels

Author: S. Tomaiuolo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137008180
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first detailed study on the subject of Victorian unfinished novels, this book sheds further light on novels by major authors that have been neglected by critical studies and focuses in a new way on critically acclaimed masterpieces, offering a counter-reading of the nineteenth-century literary canon.