Book Step Across This Line

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  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-12-26
  • ISBN : 1407021370
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read Step Across This Line PDF, written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-26 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The subjects of Salman Rushdie's collection of non-fiction range from The Wizard of Oz, U2, India and Indian writing, the death of Princess Diana, and football, to twentieth-century writers including Angela Carter, Arthur Miller, Edward Said, J. M. Coetzee and Arundhati Roy. In a central section, 'Messages from the Plague Years', Rushdie focuses on the fight against the Iranian fatwa, presenting texts both personal and political, which show for the first time how it was to live through those days. Rushdie's columns for the New York Times confront current issues - Kashmir, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Islam and the West - as well as lighter topics such as reality TV, sport and sleaze. The book ends with the lectures that give it its title - Rushdie's exploration of the theme of frontiers: crossing them, breaking taboos, and - in the light of September 11 - the world of permeable frontiers in which we all live.

Book Step Across this Line

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  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9780224061605
  • Pages : 454 pages

Download or read Step Across this Line PDF, written by Salman Rushdie and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2002 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The subjects of Salman Rushdie's new collection of non-fiction range from The Wizard of Oz, U2, India and Indian writing, the death of Princess Diana, and football, to twentieth-century writers including Angela Carter, Arthur Miller, Edward Said, J.M. Coetzee and Arundhati Roy. In a central section, 'Messages from the Plague Years', Rushdie focuses on the fight against the Iranian fatwa, presenting texts both personal and political, which show for the first time how it was to live through those days. Rushdie's columns for the New York Times confront current issues - Kashmir, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Islam and the West - as well as lighter topics such as reality TV, sport and sleaze. The book ends with the lectures that give it its tide - Rushdie's exploration of the theme of frontiers: crossing them, breaking taboos, and - in the light of September 11 - the world of permeable frontiers in which we all live.

Book The Golden House

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  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2017-09-05
  • ISBN : 1473549310
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read The Golden House PDF, written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2017-09-05 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: **New York Times bestseller** A Guardian / Observer Book of the Year When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking 'Roman' names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society. The story of the Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful woman, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work. Invoking literature, pop culture, and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, Gamergate and identity politics; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendency of the superhero movie, and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic, media-savvy villain wearing make-up and with coloured hair. In a new world order of alternative truths, Salman Rushdie has written the ultimate novel about identity, truth, terror and lies. A brilliant, heartbreaking realist novel that is not only uncannily prescient but shows one of the world’s greatest storytellers working at the height of his powers.

Book Home

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  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2017-06-08
  • ISBN : 1473548527
  • Pages : 96 pages

Download or read Home PDF, written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2017-06-08 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Salman Rushdie, a self-described ‘emigrant from one place and a newcomer in two’, explores the true meaning of home. Writing with insight, passion and humour, he looks at what it means to belong, whether roots are real and homelands imaginary, what it is like to reconfigure your past from fragments of memory and what happens when East meets West. Selected from the books Shame, Imaginary Homelands and East, West by Salman Rushdie VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Love by Jeanette Winterson Liberty by Virginia Woolf Race by Toni Morrison Sisters by Louisa May Alcott

Book Luka and the Fire of Life

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  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-09-30
  • ISBN : 1407092464
  • Pages : 224 pages

Download or read Luka and the Fire of Life PDF, written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-09-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a beautiful starry night in the city of Kahani in the land of Alifbay a terrible thing happened: twelve-year-old Luka's storyteller father, Rashid, fell suddenly and inexplicably into a sleep so deep that nothing and no one could rouse him. To save him from slipping away entirely, Luka must embark on a journey through the Magic World, encountering a slew of phantasmagorical obstacles along the way, to steal the Fire of Life, a seemingly impossible and exceedingly dangerous task. With Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie proved that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables, and it proved to be one of his most popular books with readers of all ages. While Haroun was written as a gift for his first son, Luka and the Fire of Life, the story of Haroun's younger brother, is a gift for his second son on his twelfth birthday. Lyrical, rich with word-play, and with the narrative tension of the classic quest stories, this is Salman Rushdie at his very best.

Book Waltzing

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  • Author : Richard Powers
  • Publisher : Redowa Press
  • Release : 2013
  • ISBN : 0982799543
  • Pages : 269 pages

Download or read Waltzing PDF, written by Richard Powers and published by Redowa Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the 85 chapters of this guidebook, you will find many ideas about waltzing, dancing, and living. Dance descriptions and tips to improve your dancing are accompanied by down-to-earth ways to find greater fulfillment in your dancing and in your life. 25 different kinds of waltz are completely described, including: cross-step waltz, Viennese waltz, box step waltz, rotary waltz, polka, schottische, redowa, mazurka, hambo, zwiefacher, and more. In addition, you will find 85 waltz variations completely described, and a concise compendium of an additional hundred variations, accompanied by 50 illustrations of waltzing through the ages. Then beyond waltzing, much of this book applies to all forms of social ballroom dancing. You'll learn how you can be a better dance partner, how to develop your style and musicality, how to improvise more confidently, how to learn new dances by observation, and how to create your own social dance variations. You'll also learn about the many ways that the practice of social dancing can enrich our lives. Drawing on the latest research in social psychology, Waltzing includes chapters on the essential benefits of: music, physical activity, connection, play, mindfulness, acceptance, conditional learning, and many other topics.

Book The Great Cow Mission

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  • Author : Kevin Weatherby
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-03
  • ISBN : 1456750119
  • Pages : 142 pages

Download or read The Great Cow Mission PDF, written by Kevin Weatherby and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2011-03 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Enchantress of Florence

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  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-09-04
  • ISBN : 1407016490
  • Pages : 464 pages

Download or read The Enchantress of Florence PDF, written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-09-04 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover this magnificent magical novel from the Booker-prize winning author of Midnight's Children. When a young European traveller arrives at Sikri, the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar, the tale he spins brings the whole imperial capital to the brink of obsession. He calls himself ‘Mogor dell’Amore’, the Mughal of Love, and claims to be the son of a lost princess, whose name and very existence has been erased from the country’s history: Qara Köz, or ‘Lady Black Eyes’. Lady Black Eyes is a fabled beauty believed to possess great powers of enchantment and sorcery. After a series of abductions by besotted warlords, she finds herself carried to Machiavellian Florence. In her attempts to command her own destiny in a world ruled by men, Lady Black Eyes brings together the two great cities of sensual Florence and hedonistic Sikri, so far apart and yet so alike, and two worlds become dangerously entwined. ‘Vintage Rushdie...reminds us, in case we may have forgotten, that he can tell a story across East and West better than anyone else in the language’ Sunday Telegraph

Book Just Walk Across the Room

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  • Author : Bill Hybels
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2008-09-09
  • ISBN : 0310296099
  • Pages : 148 pages

Download or read Just Walk Across the Room PDF, written by Bill Hybels and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2008-09-09 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What if you knew that by simply crossing the room and saying hello to someone, you could change that person’s forever? Just a few steps to make an eternal difference. It has nothing to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest in another human being. All you need is a heart that’s in tune with the Holy Spirit and a willingness to venture out of your “Circle of Comfort” and into another person’s life. Just Walk Across the Room brings personal evangelism into the twenty-first century. Building on the solid foundation laid in Becoming a Contagious Christian, Bill Hybels shows how you can participate in the model first set by Jesus, who stepped down from heaven 2,000 years ago to bring hope and redemption to broken people living in a fallen world. Now it’s your turn. Your journey may not be as dramatic, but it can have a life-changing impact for someone standing a few steps away from you—and for you as well, as you learn the power of extending care, compassion, and inclusiveness under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The highest value in personal evangelism is cooperating with the Spirit, says Hybels. This means playing only the role you’re meant to play—walking when the Spirit says to walk, talking when he says to talk, and falling silent when he suggests that you’ve said enough. Hybels encourages you to “live in 3D” … —Developing friendships —Discovering stories —Discerning appropriate next steps … as a means of learning to understand the Holy Spirit’s promptings. With fresh perspectives from his own reflections and experiences collected during his most recent decade of ministry, Bill Hybels shows with convincing and inspiring clarity the power of this personal, richly relational approach to evangelism. The stakes are high. The implications are eternal. And you may be only a conversation away from having an eternal impact on someone’s life—if you will just walk across the room.

Book Just Walk Across the Room Participant s Guide

Download or read Just Walk Across the Room Participant s Guide PDF, written by Bill Hybels and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2013-05-08 with total page 82 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pastor Bill Hybels’s firm conviction is that the highest value in personal evangelism is being attuned to and cooperative with the promptings of the Holy Spirit. This means playing only the role you are intended to play—walking when the Spirit says to walk, talking when the Spirit says to talk, and falling silent when the Spirit suggests that you’ve already said enough. More than two thousand years ago, Jesus himself introduced the perfect model for evangelism. He left the marvelous adoration of the angels and the perfection of heaven, and he chose to “walk” clear across the cosmos. He had no memorized script, no forced formulas. Instead, he was armed only with an offer of redemption to people just like you and me, many of whom were neck-deep in pain of their own making. Today, the goal for every Christian is to reflect Christ’s love and follow his example by taking simple walks across rooms—leaving our circles of comfort and extending hands of care, compassion, and inclusiveness to people living far from God. Designed for use with the video.

Book OK  God  Let s Start From Here

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  • Author : Tricia Draper
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2019-04-02
  • ISBN : 1644162571
  • Pages : 162 pages

Download or read OK God Let s Start From Here PDF, written by Tricia Draper and published by Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you ever wondered what God is saying to you? Do you have questions you would like answered? In this book, God answers such questions about how to trust, praise and listen to Him. God chose you specifically and wants you to have a deep personal relationship with Him. He has a special purpose for your life. You may be at a point in your relationship with God that you feel you have messed up and completely ruined everything you had, or you may feel that you are simply unworthy. When we feel this way, God is right there waiting for us to ask for His help. We need to empty ourselves of all the negative things in our lives and allow Him to fill us up with His love. The great news is that God loves you and He always will! He's there in our darkest hour and He's there when we are rejoicing. He sees our needs and when we turn to Him, He is waiting with open arms to receive us. We can all rest assured that no matter how we mess up or how many times, we can always start fresh by saying, "OK, God, let's start from here."

Book The Ground Beneath Her Feet

Download or read The Ground Beneath Her Feet PDF, written by Salman Rushdie and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vina Aspara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a devastating earhtquake and never seen again. This is her story, and that of Ormus Cama, the lover who finds, loses, seeks and again finds her throughout his extraordinary life in music. It is narrated by Ormus's childhood friend, Rai.

Book Children s Stories in American History

Download or read Children s Stories in American History PDF, written by Henrietta Christian Wright and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Children's Stories in American History" by Henrietta Christian Wright. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Book The War of the Rebellion

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  • Author : United States. War Department
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1902
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 1388 pages

Download or read The War of the Rebellion PDF, written by United States. War Department and published by . This book was released on 1902 with total page 1388 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Quichotte

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  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 2020-05-26
  • ISBN : 0593133005
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read Quichotte PDF, written by Salman Rushdie and published by Random House Trade Paperbacks. This book was released on 2020-05-26 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An epic Don Quixote for the modern age, “a brilliant, funny, world-encompassing wonder” (Time) from internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “Lovely, unsentimental, heart-affirming . . . a remembrance of what holds our human lives in some equilibrium—a way of feeling and a way of telling. Love and language.”—Jeanette Winterson, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND NPR Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own. Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction. Praise for Quichotte “Brilliant . . . a perfect fit for a moment of transcontinental derangement.”—Financial Times “Quichotte is one of the cleverest, most enjoyable metafictional capers this side of postmodernism. . . . The narration is fleet of foot, always one step ahead of the reader—somewhere between a pinball machine and a three-dimensional game of snakes and ladders. . . . This novel can fly, it can float, it’s anecdotal, effervescent, charming, and a jolly good story to boot.”—The Sunday Times “Quichotte [is] an updating of Cervantes’s story that proves to be an equally complicated literary encounter, jumbling together a chivalric quest, a satire on Trump’s America and a whole lot of postmodern playfulness in a novel that is as sharp as a flick-knife and as clever as a barrel of monkeys. . . . This is a novel that feeds the heart while it fills the mind.”—The Times (UK)

Book Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Download or read Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office PDF, written by United States. Patent Office and published by . This book was released on 1913 with total page 1138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Postcolonial Asylum

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  • Author : David Farrier
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011
  • ISBN : 1846314801
  • Pages : 247 pages

Download or read Postcolonial Asylum PDF, written by David Farrier and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deprived of political rights yet caught up in the law's vested interest in portraying them as “other” to its citizens, individuals seeking asylum often experience a relationship of “inclusive exclusion” with their host nation. Concentrating on legislation, ethics, and political identity in Britain, Australasia, and the European Union, David Farrier engages in this book with asylum as an emerging postcolonial field through readings of postcolonial authors and filmmakers—including J. M. Coetzee, Leila Aboulela, and Stephen Frears—framed by the work of theorists, including Gayatri Spivak and Jacques Derrida. Postcolonial studies has typically understood displacement in terms of hybridity, and this accessible introduction represents a new direction for understanding belonging in a globalized world.