The Real Minerva

Author: Mary Sharratt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547346883
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Stunningly detailed, richly plotted, and emotionally engrossing, The Real Minerva is the story of three women forging their own paths in a Midwestern farming community. In 1923, as book-loving Penny enters adolescence, her mother, Barbara, pulls her out of school to send her to work. Destined to become a cleaning woman like her mother, Penny sees no escape from her bleak existence until a scandalous figure arrives in the town of Minerva, Minnesota: Cora, very pregnant, very headstrong, and very alone, has come to make a home on her grandfather's farm. Intrigued by this curious new resident, Penny sets out to work for Cora. Suspenseful and moving,The Real Minerva is a remarkable novel about the strength of women and the unexpected bonds that form between them. Mary Sharratt is the author of the much-acclaimed debut, Summit Avenue, and the forthcoming novel The Vanishing Point. A born-and-bred Minnesotan, Sharratt drew on her mother’s and grandmother’s stories of Minnesota farm life in the early twentieth century for The Real Minerva. She now lives in Lancashire, England. This e-book includes a sample chapter of ILLUMINATIONS.


Author: Karl Ignaz Trübner
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Part 1 includes Europe, part 2 includes Outside of Europe.

The Deconstructive Owl of Minerva

Author: Lillian Francis Burke
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443853224
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The Deconstructive Owl of Minerva: An Examination of Schizophrenia through Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Postmodernism takes as its project the articulation of the language of schizophrenia as it inscribes itself between the self and ‘other.’ It takes into account Georg W. F. Hegel’s account of self-consciousness as a master-slave relation. A reading of Jacques Lacan provides access to the narrative self in terms of the “mirror stage” as the recognition of the self as ‘other’. By a further reading of postmodern theorists, this book shows that what has been named schizophrenia calls for a deconstructive strategy that operates with the divergence between pharmacological treatment and the understanding of the language of the schizophrenic condition. This difference will emphasize language as plural, plurivalent, polyphonic and polylogical. This book, essentially, seeks to circumvent the label of “schizophrenia” and to provide alternative ways to understand schizophrenic language in order to culturally rearticulate its effects in society. Postmodern and deconstructive modes of access to the languages of desire, dispersal, and plurivalence that are associated with schizophrenic conditions can help to open up spaces of understanding that are rendered impossible through symptomatic treatment models.

De Arte Graphica Paris 1668

Author: Charles-Alphonse Dufresnoy
Publisher: Librairie Droz
ISBN: 9782600009034
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Edition commentée de ce poème latin de 549 vers sur l'art de la peinture qui connut un succès considérable aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles.

Castle Minerva

Author: Victor Canning
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447243269
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‘I want you to do a job for me during the Easter vacation. Not such a colourful job, though it may have its excitements. But it’s a job that means a hell of a lot to me.’ Drexel wanted me and that was enough. I said, ‘I’ll do it.’ And so David Fraser is lured back into the world of espionage where men, lives and morals are sacrificed without a qualm. His errand turns from the commonplace into a nightmare as a sinister power-struggle for control of Arab oil corrupts even the incorruptible

Minerva s Message

Author: Martin S. Staum
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773566244
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In theory the CMPS was set up to enshrine the human and social studies that were at the heart of Enlightenment culture. Staum illustrates, however, that the Institute helped transform key ideas of the Enlightenment in order to maintain civil rights while upholding social stability, and that the social and political assumptions on which it was based affected notions of social science. He traces the careers of individual members and the factions within the Institute, arguing that the discord within the CMPS reflects the unravelling of Enlightenment culture. Minerva's Message presents a valuable overview of the intellectual life of the period and brings together new evidence about the social sciences in their nascent period.