The Message of the City

Author: Patricia E. Palermo
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804040680
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Dawn Powell was a gifted satirist who moved in the same circles as Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, renowned editor Maxwell Perkins, and other midcentury New York luminaries. Her many novels are typically divided into two groups: those dealing with her native Ohio and those set in New York. “From the moment she left behind her harsh upbringing in Mount Gilead, Ohio, and arrived in Manhattan, in 1918, she dove into city life with an outlander’s anthropological zeal,” reads a recent New Yorker piece about Powell, and it is those New York novels that built her reputation for scouring wit and social observation. In this critical biography and study of the New York novels, Patricia Palermo reminds us how Powell earned a place in the national literary establishment and East Coast social scene. Though Powell’s prolific output has been out of print for most of the past few decades, a revival is under way: the Library of America, touting her as a “rediscovered American comic genius,” released her collected novels, and in 2015 she was posthumously inducted into the New York State Writer’s Hall of Fame. Engaging and erudite, The Message of the City fills a major gap in in the story of a long-overlooked literary great. Palermo places Powell in cultural and historical context and, drawing on her diaries, reveals the real-life inspirations for some of her most delicious satire.

The Message of the City the Life in the Works Dawn Powell s New York Novels 1925 1962

Author: Patricia E. Palermo
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ISBN: 9780549082873
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Additionally, I examine themes that Powell regularly revisits, such as that of newly arrived provincials in New York; their dreams and fierce determination to succeed despite all odds; material longing and consumerism; and the interrelationships among them. In discussing the two final novels I focus on Powell's plaint against the destruction of historic New York, placing her lament beside that of writers from Henry James and E. B. White to Roger Angell and Pete Hamill. Finally, in writing this dissertation I hope to shed new light on the works and to encourage future studies of Dawn Powell.

Happy City Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design

Author: Charles Montgomery
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429969539
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can—and do—make us happier people Charles Montgomery's Happy City will revolutionize the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource crises of our time. But is it better or worse for our happiness? Are subways, sidewalks, and tower dwelling an improvement on the car-dependence of sprawl? The award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery finds answers to such questions at the intersection between urban design and the emerging science of happiness, and during an exhilarating journey through some of the world's most dynamic cities. He meets the visionary mayor who introduced a "sexy" lipstick-red bus to ease status anxiety in Bogotá; the architect who brought the lessons of medieval Tuscan hill towns to modern-day New York City; the activist who turned Paris's urban freeways into beaches; and an army of American suburbanites who have transformed their lives by hacking the design of their streets and neighborhoods. Full of rich historical detail and new insights from psychologists and Montgomery's own urban experiments, Happy City is an essential tool for understanding and improving our own communities. The message is as surprising as it is hopeful: by retrofitting our cities for happiness, we can tackle the urgent challenges of our age. The happy city, the green city, and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.

The Message

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Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1617479314
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The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English. What makes The Message the best reading Bible? Discover for yourself. Feel the impact of a Bible translated into conversational English. Find passages with The Message’s unique verse-numbered paragraphs. See the big picture with “The Story of the Bible in Five Acts,” alongside handcrafted timelines and charts. Come and delight in the unexpected passion and personality that fill God’s Word.

The Message of the Church

Author: Christopher Green
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830879641
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Preaching's Preacher's Guide to the Best Bible Reference for 2014 (Theology) The Bible begins and ends with God dwelling with his people--from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to the great multitude in the New Jerusalem. At each step, God gathered his people together: to speak to them, hear from them and change them to be more like him. God assembling his people, whom he loves, is what the Bible calls church. The church should aspire to be a vibrant, loving, risk-everything people who are passionately committed to living out the values of God's Word and looking forward to the new creation. Churches and their pastors and leaders need to hear what the Bible says about who they are and what they are to do. Chris Green takes "the message of the church" to mean three things. First, the church has a message, which is that God has saved his people through Christ. Second, the church is the created and saved result of that message. Finally, the church is a message. He has saved broken people like us, and by belonging to his people we are trying to respond to him in the ways he requires. Green's stimulating and insightful exposition begins with a survey of the church "from eternity, to Eden, to exodus, to exile, to eternity," and then focuses on various dimensions of the church's life and ministry, including its worship, unity, maturity, servants, gifts, holiness, boundaries and future.

The Message REMIX

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Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1612919774
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The Message//REMIX is a reading Bible for youth that comes loaded with expanded book introductions, written for young people, that set the scene for the book. Verse-numbered paragraphs help readers track where they are in the chapter. Maps and charts help for easy reference. A topical index of issues students face help readers locate the appropriate Scripture reference.

The Message

Author: Jaime Espiritu
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595347150
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A disgruntled federal worker with top-secret clearance decides to get even with his bosses by selling critical security data to America's enemies, resulting in horrifying consequences to the U.S. Government. It also brings into play Omar Husain, a faceless, nameless master terrorist, known only by the FBI code-name Saladin. Consumed by hatred the day he lost his entire family including Kamilah, his fianceé, in southern Lebanon during the '82 Arab-Israeli war, he commits himself to the Jihad. Out of the ruins of his life, he carries a relic of his love for Kamilah whose mother is a Christian-a copy of the Holy Bible. A quarter of a century before, Sister Caterina, an Italian nun on a mission in the Philippines, had written a message inside the book which she would later give Kamilah's mother as a gift. Holding Julie Santorelli-a niece of Sister Caterina and a witness to his identity-captive while hunted by the FBI, memories of the past overwhelm him. Seeing Julie in anguish reminds him of Kamilah. He struggles with guilt. Here, his hatred finally succumbs to it when he recalls the message in the Bible which, in part, says: ' what good is a victory if it turns you into your enemy?'