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📒Towers Falling ✍ Jewell Parker Rhodes
📝Towers Falling Book Synopsis : From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.
📒Falling Towers ✍ John A. Richardson
📝Falling Towers Book Synopsis : "In Falling Towers, J. A. Richardson examines how The Waste Land, The Dunciad, and Speke Parott are built upon similar patterns of conflict and anxiety. In each of the poems the poet presents his society and himself as under threat. He tries to counter the threat with some kind of assertion of poetic authority but fails since he dramatizes this conflict in such a way as to reveal his own insecurity. The presence of the flood in the three poems provides an example of the pattern. The flood acts both as a metaphor of the problem the poet is confronting, and, through hints of impending catastrophe, as his imaginative way of dealing with it. But in predicting a deluge the poet also dramatizes the prophecy in such a way that it appears self-interested, personally motivated, and unreliable. The dramatization implies the poet's unacknowledged anxiety about his own authority." "The similar casts of the imagination shared by these three poems can be traced back to the similar cultural conditions under which the poets wrote. Each stood in, and indeed stood for, a cultural tradition that was exhausted and dying. Skelton was arguably the last medieval poet, Pope the last Renaissance poet, and Eliot the last romantic." "One important pattern of conflict that can be seen in all three poems is between age and youth. Each poet speaks with an aged voice. Skelton's parrot is a very old bird and the poet himself is not very far behind him; Pope is present behind The Dunciad in the character he publicly cultivated in the 1730s of the wise old philosopher; and Eliot's speaker in The Waste Land, who is probably much like Eliot himself, is implicitly aged. The speakers' worlds are dominated by youth, a motif that is quite marked in each of the poems. Confronted with a youthful world that they neither understand nor like, the poets try to assert their own authority, but the dramatic situations give them away. The old man railing against the excesses of youth appears less as sage and authoritative than as threatened, aggressive, envious, and uncertain." "The second, more general pattern of conflict is that which exists between a world grown too confusingly crowded and a poet who insists upon limitation and selection. Profusion and crowds are important images of the corrupt world in all three poems, and the threat they represent is intimately embodied in the poems' many voices." "Although Falling Towers concentrates on three poets and three poems, it aims not merely to analyze the poems but also to suggest something about their place in literary history. At its most ambitious, the book proposes an argument about the importance of a poet's position in the development of his or her tradition and about the pattern of English cultural change."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
📒Portraying 9 11 ✍ Véronique Bragard,
📝Portraying 9 11 Book Synopsis : "This collection of essays offers insights into the discourses that shape the memory of 9/11 in comics, literature, film, and theatre. The book examines historical, political, cultural, and personal meanings of the disaster and its aftermath through critical discussions of Marvel and New Yorker comics, American and British novels, Hollywood films, and the plays of Anne Nelson"--Provided by publisher.
📒Val Van Een Fundamentalist ✍ Mohsin Hamid
📝Val van een fundamentalist Book Synopsis : De val van een fundamentalist is een intense en ontroerende roman waarin Mohsin Hamid op verfijnde wijze een klassiek drama over liefde en verval in een modern verhaal verweeft. In het schemer van de bazaar in Lahore praat een Pakistaanse man met een geheimzinnige Amerikaan. Als de avond vordert, neemt de spanning tussen hen toe en wordt duidelijk wat er vooraf ging aan hun ontmoeting. De Pakistaanse Changez is het levende bewijs dat de Amerikaanse droom bestaat. Als gaststudent studeert hij cum laude af aan Princeton, wat hem een prestigieuze baan als financieel analist oplevert. Hij bloeit op in het bruisende Manhattan en wordt verliefd op de rijke en knappe Erica, die hem in de New Yorkse society introduceert. De mogelijkheden lijken onbegrensd totdat de aanslagen van 11 september plaatsvinden. Terwijl de wereld om hem heen is veranderd, wordt de ontluikende relatie met Erica ruw verstoord door geesten uit haar verleden. De waarde van macht, geld en zelfs de liefde verliezen hun betekenis voor Changez en hij neemt een drastisch en onomkeerbaar besluit.
📒9 11 Culture ✍ Jeffrey Melnick
📝9 11 Culture Book Synopsis : 9/11 Culture serves as a timely and accessible introduction to the complexities of American culture in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Gives balanced examinations of a broad catalogue of artifacts from film, music, photography, literary fiction, and other popular arts Investigates the ways that 9/11 has exerted a shaping force on a wide range of practices, from the politics of femininity to the poetics of redemption Includes pedagogical material to assist understanding and teaching, including film and discographies, and a useful teachers' preface
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📒Jungian Reflections On September 11 ✍ Luigi Zoja
📝Jungian Reflections on September 11 Book Synopsis : Throughout history, wars and other catastrophes have produce mass destruction far greater than what occurred in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on New York and Washington. Yet seldom has such a pervasive and all-encompassing shock been felt with the brutal and unprecedented '911'. Along with the tragic aspects, what might this 'global nightmare' have to say to us? What is there for us to acknowledge and what old and new wounds have been opened? What sort of a legacy has been left behind? These big questions and many more fact us now in the aftermath. In this book, the highly complex incident of 911 is circled and examined from many angles by a variety of writers who all share a wide experience in depth psychology. What might a psychotherapist perceive in this eruption of tragic contents?
📒War Time ✍ Mary L. Dudziak
📝War Time Book Synopsis : On the surface, "wartime" is a period of time in which a society is at war. But we now live in what President Obama has called "an age without surrender ceremonies," where it is no longer easy to distinguish between times of war and times of peace. In this inventive meditation on war, time, and the law, Mary Dudziak argues that wartime is not as discrete a time period as we like to think. Instead, America has been engaged in some form of ongoing overseas armed conflict for over a century. Meanwhile policy makers and the American public continue to view wars as exceptional events that eventually give way to normal peace times. This has two consequences: first, because war is thought to be exceptional, "wartime" remains a shorthand argument justifying extreme actions like torture and detention without trial; and second, ongoing warfare is enabled by the inattention of the American people. More disconnected than ever from the wars their nation is fighting, public disengagement leaves us without political restraints on the exercise of American war powers.
📝Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation Book Synopsis : "Geotechnical Engineering for Disaster Mitigation and Rehabilitation" presents the latest developments and case studies in the field. All contributions to this proceedings were rigorously reviewed to cover the newest developments in disasters related to earthquakes, landslides and slopes, soil dynamics, risk assessment and management, disaster mitigation and rehabilitation, and others. The book will be a useful reference for geotechnical scientists, engineers and professionals in these areas.
📒The Mystery Of The Shemitah ✍ Jonathan Cahn
📝The Mystery of the Shemitah Book Synopsis : Offers an exploration of a three-thousand-year-old mystery that is purported to foresee the future of America and the world, with explanations of how this secret mystery has foretold major events in recent history.