The American College Novel

Author: John E. Kramer
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This second edition of The American College Novel cites and describes 648 novels that are set at American colleges and universities, from Nathaniel Hawthorne's Fanshawe (Bowdoin College, 1828) to William Hart's Never Fade Away (University of California, 2002). This revised and updated edition contains 225 new entries, most new novels published since 1981. The annotations provide information about the novels' plots, settings, and central characters, as well as brief biographies of the authors. The bibliography is divided into two sections: student-centered and staff-centered novels, both cited in chronological order by publication year. A "starter list" of 50 American college novels is included, to help the novice reader distinguish classics within the genre, as well as indexes by author, title, college and university, and academic discipline. Intended for scholars as well as the layperson, this is a useful reference work for studying the portrayal of American higher education over time in popular fiction, as well as helping a casual reader locate a pleasurable read.

Mount Dragon

Author: Douglas Preston
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780812564372
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Guy Carson, a brilliant researcher at GeneDyne, is delighted when he is transferred to Mount Dragon, the company's high-security genetic engineering lab, until he discovers that scientists there have concocted a killer virus that threatens all humankind. Reissue.

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes

Author: Lawrence Block
Publisher: Hard Case Crime
ISBN: 9781783297504
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Working undercover for the police as a hit man, private investigator Doak Miller falls under his supect's spell and joins in her plot to kill her husband.

Archaeology is a Brand

Author: Cornelius Holtorf
Publisher: Archaeopress
ISBN: 9781905739066
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Archäologie - epochenübergreifend - Archäologie in der Öffentlichkeit - Popularkultur.

Retrotopia

Author: Zygmunt Bauman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 150951533X
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We have long since lost our faith in the idea that human beings could achieve human happiness in some future ideal state—a state that Thomas More, writing five centuries ago, tied to a topos, a fixed place, a land, an island, a sovereign state under a wise and benevolent ruler. But while we have lost our faith in utopias of all hues, the human aspiration that made this vision so compelling has not died. Instead it is re-emerging today as a vision focused not on the future but on the past, not on a future-to-be-created but on an abandoned and undead past that we could call retrotopia. The emergence of retrotopia is interwoven with the deepening gulf between power and politics that is a defining feature of our contemporary liquid-modern world—the gulf between the ability to get things done and the capability of deciding what things need to be done, a capability once vested with the territorially sovereign state. This deepening gulf has rendered nation-states unable to deliver on their promises, giving rise to a widespread disenchantment with the idea that the future will improve the human condition and a mistrust in the ability of nation-states to make this happen. True to the utopian spirit, retrotopia derives its stimulus from the urge to rectify the failings of the present human condition—though now by resurrecting the failed and forgotten potentials of the past. Imagined aspects of the past, genuine or putative, serve as the main landmarks today in drawing the road-map to a better world. Having lost all faith in the idea of building an alternative society of the future, many turn instead to the grand ideas of the past, buried but not yet dead. Such is retrotopia, the contours of which are examined by Zygmunt Bauman in this sharp dissection of our contemporary romance with the past.

Mo no

Author: Dieter Schnebel
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"This reading-book and picture book offers neither literature nor simply art for the eye, confined to the page. Rather 'mo-no' is music, a music to read; more precisely: music for a reader. The reading of the book is intended to stimulate music in the listeners head. In reading the music he is alone: mono; as such he becomes the performer of the music, makes music for himself." -from inside cover.