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Music after the Fall

Music after the Fall

Modern Composition and Culture since 1989

  • Author: Tim Rutherford-Johnson
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520959043
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 368
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"...the best extant map of our sonic shadowlands, and it has changed how I listen."—Alex Ross, The New Yorker "...an essential survey of contemporary music."—New York Times "…sharp, provacative and always on the money. The listening list alone promises months of fresh discovery, the main text a fresh new way of navigating the world of sound."—The Wire 2017 Music Book of the Year—Alex Ross, The New Yorker Music after the Fall is the first book to survey contemporary Western art music within the transformed political, cultural, and technological environment of the post–Cold War era. In this book, Tim Rutherford-Johnson considers musical composition against this changed backdrop, placing it in the context of globalization, digitization, and new media. Drawing connections with the other arts, in particular visual art and architecture, he expands the definition of Western art music to include forms of composition, experimental music, sound art, and crossover work from across the spectrum, inside and beyond the concert hall. Each chapter is a critical consideration of a wide range of composers, performers, works, and institutions, and develops a broad and rich picture of the new music ecosystem, from North American string quartets to Lebanese improvisers, from electroacoustic music studios in South America to ruined pianos in the Australian outback. Rutherford-Johnson puts forth a new approach to the study of contemporary music that relies less on taxonomies of style and technique than on the comparison of different responses to common themes of permission, fluidity, excess, and loss.

After the Fall

After the Fall

A Play

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780822200109
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 83
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THE STORY: As Howard Taubman outlines the play: At the outset Quentin emerges, moves forward and seats himself on the edge of the stage and begins to talk, like a man confiding in a friend. In the background are key figures in his life, and they m

After the Fall

After the Fall

1989 and the Future of Freedom

  • Author: George N. Katsiaficas
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415930243
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 235
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Did the U.S. really "win" the Cold War? Is the fall of Communism only a temporary setback for Marxism, or has the freemarket prevailed, once and for all? In this work, the last ten years are examined by the most important Marxist scholars and journalists.

Hyderabad, After the Fall

Hyderabad, After the Fall

  • Author: Omar Khalidi
  • Publisher: South Asia Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Hyderabad (India : Princely State)
  • Page: 219
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After the Fall

After the Fall

Wielding the Stone

  • Author: Jeannie Coleman
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781507783061
  • Category:
  • Page: 372
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Chrysta Williams should have been thrilled to have a powerful Meteor stone implanted into her arm. After all, the stone contains tremendous power that will protect her from harm and even allow her to travel through time. Yet when she's forced to go to the Black Hills to discover why they're inexplicably recovering from the devastating Meteor Impact, she's terrified. Especially since the same mysterious force that allows the Black Hills to heal will also deactivate her Meteor stone. But what truly scares her the most is that everyone who has been sent before her, has never been seen again.As she nervously teleports into the Black Hills, she's unaware that another survivor, who's wielding a highly advanced and extremely destructive Meteor stone, is preparing to attack. And if Chrysta doesn't figure out a way to stop him, she won't make it home either."Chrysta backed away from him. She absolutely could not let him touch her. She began to panic for each wobbly step backwards she took; he took a step forward towards her. Sooner or later, she knew he would make contact."

After the Fall

After the Fall

  • Author: Arthur Miller
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241960134
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 128
  • View: 9928
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Quentin is a successful lawyer in New York, but inside his head he is struggling with his own sense of guilt and the shadows of his past relationships. One of these an ill-fated marriage to the charming and beautiful Maggie, who went from operating a switchboard to become a self-destructive star - a singer everyone wanted a piece of. After the Fall is often seen as the most explicitly autobiographical of Arthur Miller's plays, and Maggie as an unflinching portrait of Miller's ex-wife Marilyn Monroe, only two years after her suicide. But in its psychological acuity and depth, and its brilliant, dreamlike structure, it is a literary, and not just biographical, masterpiece.

After the Fall

After the Fall

Saving Capitalism from Wall Street and Washington

  • Author: Nicole Gelinas
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • ISBN: 1594035415
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8468
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Robust financial markets support capitalism, they don't imperil it. But in 2008, Washington policymakers were compelled to replace private risk-takers in the financial system with government capital so that money and credit flows wouldn't stop, precipitating a depression. Washington's actions weren't the start of government distortions in the financial industry, Nicole Gelinas writes, but the natural result of 25 years' worth of such distortions. In the early eighties, modern finance began to escape reasonable regulations, including the most important regulation of all, that of the marketplace. The government gradually adopted a "too big to fail" policy for the largest or most complex financial companies, saving lenders to failing firms from losses. As a result, these companies became impervious to the vital market discipline that the threat of loss provides. Adding to the problem, Wall Street created financial instruments that escaped other reasonable limits, including gentle constraints on speculative borrowing and requirements for the disclosure of important facts. The financial industry eventually posed an untenable risk to the economy -- a risk that culminated in the trillions of dollars' worth of government bailouts and guarantees that Washington scrambled starting in late 2008. Even as banks and markets seem to heal, lenders to financial companies continue to understand that the government would protect them in the future if necessary. This implicit guarantee harms economic growth, because it forces good companies to compete against bad. History and recent events make clear what Washington must do. First, policymakers must reintroduce market discipline to the financial world. They can do so by re-creating a credible, consistent way in which big financial companies can fail, with lenders taking their warranted losses. Second, policymakers can reapply prudent financial regulations so that markets, and the economy, can better withstand inevitable excesses of optimism and pessimism. Sensible regulations have worked well in the past and can work well again. As Gelinas explains in this richly detailed book, adequate regulation of financial firms and markets is a prerequisite for free-market capitalism -- not a barrier to it.

After the Fall

After the Fall

  • Author: Kate Hart
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN: 0374302715
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt...and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn't want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach. Matt tries to help, but he doesn’t really get it... and he’d never understand why she’s fallen into a secret relationship with his brother. The friendships are a precarious balance, and when tragedy strikes, everything falls apart. Raychel has to decide which pieces she can pick up – and which ones are worth putting back together.

Russia After the Fall

Russia After the Fall

  • Author: Andrew C. Kuchins
  • Publisher: Carnegie Endowment
  • ISBN: 0870033344
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Russia's first decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union has been simultaneously tumultuous and transformative. For most of the 1990s the Russian economy was in free fall, the legal system in absentia, and the majority of citizens engaged primarily in survival efforts. Not surprisingly, the former superpower also struggled to adapt to its greatly diminished means and status. Russia after the Fall is a collection of essays by internationally renowned experts on Russian politics, economics, society, and foreign and security policy. The volume is comprehensive in its coverage of key topics as well as reflective of contemporary debates on developments in Russia. The essays provide retrospective analyses on how Russia has fared in its reform efforts and a prospective look at the challenges ahead. This book will be of interest to scholars, students, and to a general audience seeking to better understand where Russia has been and where it is going. Contributors include Anders Åslund (Carnegie Endowment), Harley Balzer (Georgetown University), Clifford Gaddy (Brookings Institution), James Goldgeier (George Washington University), Rose Gottemoeller (Carnegie Endowment), Thomas E. Graham Jr. (Carnegie Endowment), Joel Hellman (World Bank), Stephen Holmes (New York University), Andrew C. Kuchins (Carnegie Endowment), Anatol Lieven (Carnegie Endowment), Michael McFaul (Carnegie Endowment), Martha Brill Olcott (Carnegie Endowment), Dmitri Trenin (Carnegie Moscow Center), and Judyth Twigg (Virginia Commonwealth University). Andrew C. Kuchins is the director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment where he specializes in Russian policy and security issues. He is coeditor of Russia and Japan: An Unresolved Dilemma between Distant Neighbors (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 1993)

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)

  • Author: Dan Santat
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • ISBN: 1250190959
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 40
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From the New York Times–bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after? Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall—that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up. 2018 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Winner A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017 A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017 A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017 A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017 An NPR Best Book of 2017