Mumbo Jumbo

Author: Ishmael Reed
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241305829
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Fiction

Ishmael Reed's inspired comic fable of the ragtime era - hailed by Harold Bloom as one of the five hundred greatest books of the Western canon America, 1920s. A plague is spreading, and it's spreading fast, from New Orleans to Chicago to New York. It's an epidemic of freedom, joy and self-expression, being spread by Black artists, that makes anyone who catches it desperate to dance, sing, laugh and jive. It's the outbreak of Jazz, Ragtime and Blues onto the world scene; the spirit of Blackness overtaking America and the world. And it's threatening to dismantle the whole social order. Working to root out the plague by any means possible - even murder - are the members of The Wallflower Order, an international conspiracy dedicated to puritanism and control. But, deep in the heart of Harlem, private eye and Vodun priest Papa LaBas is determined to defend his flourishing ancient culture against their insidious plans. And so, he finds himself locked in a race against the Order to find an ancient Egyptian text which might just be the key to keeping the virus of freedom alive. Caustic, badass, comic, Mumbo Jumbo is an exuberant explosion of magic, conspiracies, music and myth. It's a novel of outrage, intrigue, and wonder - an anarchic spiritual classic, and a satire for our times.

The Changing Role of the Public Intellectual

Author: Dolan Cummings
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136868887
Release Date: 2013-09-27
Genre: Political Science

Ideas can define and transform society, but how healthy is intellectual life today? In a period when Big Brother refers not to George Orwell but to a reality TV show, and when bright young things are developing gameshow formats rather than scribbling essays; when thinkers join think tanks to design short-term government policy rather than reflecting on and challenging the status quo, and when the ever growing number of graduates seem more interested in job prospects than academic endeavour, is intellectual life in terminal decline? This book looks at the idea of the public intellectual, considering whether such thinkers are becoming an endangered species. It also looks at the legacy of relativism and ethical doubts about the pursuit of knowledge, and the effect of such developments on intellectual life. The final section considers the expansion of higher education and the changing role of the academic. Taken together, the essays in this collection form a comprehensive overview of the intellectual climate today, and the possibilities for the future. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP).

Die Weihnachtsmann Connection

Author: Ishmael Reed
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783105611739
Release Date: 2016-06-15
Genre: Fiction

Ishmael Reed hat sich für seine bissige Gesellschaftssatire einen der verlogensten Höhepunkte kommerzialisierten Lebens herausgesucht: das Geschäft mit dem Weihnachtsmann. Der unerträgliche Gegensatz zwischen Arm und Reich in den nordamerikanischen Großstädten, die unbekümmerte Mentalität der Amerikaner, die von den Medien beherrschte Kultur auf Disneyland-Niveau, die militante Frauenbewegung – alles das überzeichnet Reed so böse und grell, daß die Absurdität der Phänomene anschaulich wird. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 2000

Author: Brian W. Shaffer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405156165
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000 serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the close of World War II and the turn of the millennium. Covers a wide range of authors from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie Provides readings of key novels, including Graham Greene’s ‘Heart of the Matter’, Jean Rhys’s ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ and Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’ Considers particular subgenres, such as the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel Discusses overarching cultural, political and literary trends, such as screen adaptations and the literary prize phenomenon Gives readers a sense of the richness and diversity of the novel during this period and of the vitality with which it continues to be discussed


Author: Scott Smith
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104009162
Release Date: 2010-10-25
Genre: Fiction

Mexiko: Sonne, Strand, Meer, Sex und ...Tequila. Nichts anderes haben sich Jeff und Amy, Eric und Stacy für ihren Urlaub erträumt. Die vier Amerikaner faulenzen am Strand von Cancun, als sich ein junger Deutscher zu ihnen gesellt. Dessen Bruder ist einer Archäologin zu einer Ausgrabungsstätte in den Dschungel gefolgt, hat aber seitdem nichts mehr von sich hören lassen. Die Gruppe beschließt spontan, Matthias in den Urwald zu begleiten. Doch dieser Ausflug wird für die jungen Leute ein Weg in die Hölle...

Forschungen eines Hundes

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: BoD E-Short
ISBN: 9783734744785
Release Date: 2014-12-19
Genre: Fiction

"Forschungen eines Hundes" ist eine 1922 entstandene, breit angelegte Erzählung mit Fabelcharakter von Franz Kafka, die postum veröffentlicht wurde. Wie der Titel (von Max Brod) aussagt, geht es um die Erkenntnissuche eines Hundes. Diese ist zum Scheitern verurteilt, weil sie grundlegende Fakten, nämlich die Existenz von Menschen, nicht erkennen kann.


Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 0428850251
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Genre: Fiction

Excerpt from Siddhartha: Eine Indische Dichtung Liebe iiihr?a sich in den Herzen der j tochter, wenn Siddhartha durch die der Stadt ging, mit der leuchtenden Stirn, mit dem Konigsauge, mit den schmalen Huften. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Consultation in Phytotherapy E Book

Author: Peter Conway
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455725274
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Genre: Medical

The Consultation in Phytotherapy considers the means by which the herbal practitioner can seek to appreciate the patient's predicament. Written for both herbal medicine students and practitioners, the book takes a radical approach, challenging readers to reflect on the nature, scope and methods of the consultation in herbal practice. The author asserts that the effective consultation represents a therapeutic act in and of itself, and proposes strategies for maximising and realising this therapeutic potential. The book provides both a complement to, and a critique of, mainstream texts on clinical diagnosis and case management. It contrasts the herbal consultation with that occurring in conventional medicine and offers rationales, arguments and tools aimed at developing an enhanced capacity to achieve profound results in the herbal clinical encounter. About the Author Peter Conway is a practising medical herbalist and has been involved in developing and teaching on several BSc and MSc courses in herbal medicine. He is the President of the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy and a Director of the European Herbal and Traditional medicine Practitioners Association. Peter helped draft the National Professional Standards for Herbal Medicine and sat on the Department of Health Steering Group on the Statutory Regulation of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine. Key features Provides a context for understanding and appreciating what is meant by "phytotherapy" Explores the notion of the therapeutic relationship in herbal practice and how this can practically be facilitated Considers all aspects pertaining to the aims and structure of the herbal consultation, including history taking, physical examination, investigation, concluding the consultation and providing ongoing care Examines and integrates a broad range of perspectives including those connected with: placebo and the meaning response; complexity and chaos theories; psychoneuroimmunology; evidence- and narrative-based medicine; and phenomenological and traditional medicine approaches.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN: STANFORD:36105006281385
Release Date: 1952
Genre: Copyright

Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals

The School for Good and Evil 2 Eine Welt ohne Prinzen

Author: Soman Chainani
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 9783473477661
Release Date: 2016-08-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

MÄDCHEN AN DIE MACHT! Prinzessinnen sind immer gut und Hexen immer fies. Von wegen! Soman Chainani stellt die schöne Märchenwelt gründlich auf den Kopf. Mit scharfem Wortwitz, entfesselter Fantasie und Gruselspannung inspiriert seine bezaubernde Geschichte um zwei Freundinnen an einem Zauberinternat all diejenigen, die ihr persönliches Happy-End selbst in die Hand nehmen wollen! Im zweiten Band der märchenhaften Fantasy-Trilogie kehren Agatha und Sophie an die Schule der Guten und Bösen zurück, doch dort ist nichts mehr, wie es war. Statt Gut gegen Böse heißt es nun: Mädchen gegen Jungen! Prinzessinnen aller Märchenkönigreiche haben ihre Prinzen vor die Tür gesetzt und regieren allein. Das wollen sich die Prinzen natürlich nicht bieten lassen - und greifen an! Was die Mädchen nicht ahnen: Die größte Gefahr lauert mitten unter ihnen ...

Die Ferien des Monsieur Mah

Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257604962
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Genre: Fiction

»Die Ferien des Monsieur Mahé ist Simenons Tod in Venedig«, schreibt Stanley G. Eskin in seiner Simenon-Biographie. Denn wie bei Thomas Mann sind auch bei Simenon Liebe und Tod die Pole der Geschichte. Schauplatz ist die Mittelmeerinsel Porquerolles, auf der ein junger Arzt und Hobbyangler mit seiner Familie Urlaub macht. Die flirrende Hitze, die verheißungsvollen Untiefen draußen im Meer und eine junge Patientin in einem roten Kleid ziehen ihn magisch an.