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A Life Discarded

Author : Alexander Masters
ISBN : 0374537224
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alexander Masters, the bestselling author of Stuart: A Life Backwards, asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap In 2001, 148 tattered and mold-covered notebooks were discovered lying among broken bricks in a bin on a building site in Cambridge, England. Tens of thousands of pages were filled to the edges with urgent handwriting. They were a small part of an intimate, mysterious diary, starting in 1952 and ending half a century later, a few weeks before the books were thrown out. The anonymous author, known only as I, is revealed as the tragicomic patron saint of everyone who feels their life should have been more successful. Over five years, the brilliant biographer Alexander Masters uncovers the identity and real history of this secret author, ending with an astounding final revelation. A biographical detective story that unfolds with the suspense of a mystery but has all the dazzling originality that made Masters s Stuart: A Life Backwards such a beloved book A Life Discarded is a true, poignant, often hilarious story of an ordinary life. "
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Life Discarded 148 Diaries Found In A Skip

Author : Alexander Masters
ISBN : 9780008130794
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Unique, transgressive and as funny as its subject, A Life Discarded has all the suspense of a murder mystery. Written with his characteristic warmth, respect and humour, Masters asks you to join him in celebrating an unknown and important life left on the scrap heap.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Collectors Knowledge What Is Kept What Is Discarded Aufbewahren Oder Wegwerfen Wie Sammler Entscheiden

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ISBN : 9789004262164
Genre : History
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Collectors’ Knowledge: What is Kept, What is Discarded investigates how organized knowledge was acquired, shaped, and lost. Case studies examine collections of texts and objects from the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries–from libraries to royal and ducal treasures. - Collectors’ Knowledge: What Is Kept, What Is Discarded – Aufbewahren oder wegwerfen – wie Sammler entscheiden fragt, wie Wissen erworben und geformt wurde oder verloren ging. Fallstudien untersuchen Sammlungen von Texten und Objekten vom dreizehnten bis zwanzigsten Jahrhundert, von Bibliotheken zu herrschaftlichen Schätzen.
Category: History

The Afterlife Of Discarded Objects

Author : Andrei Guruianu
ISBN : 9781643170527
Genre : Art
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The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: Memory and Forgetting in a Culture of Waste As one of its driving principles, The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: Memory and Forgetting in a Culture of Waste analyzes the double reconstitution of discarded items. In this afterlife, discarded objects might transform from a worthless object into a plaything or a work of art, and then to an artifact marking a specific historical time period. This transformation is represented through various forms of recollection—stories, photographs, collectibles, heirlooms, monuments, and more. Shaped by nostalgia and wishful thinking, discarded objects represent what is wasted, desired, and aestheticized, existing at the intersection of individual and collective consciousness. While The Afterlife of Discarded Objects constitutes a version of revisionist historiography through its engagement with alternative anthropological artifacts, its ambition stretches beyond that to consider how seemingly immaterial phenomena such as memory and identity are embedded in and shaped by material networks, including ephemera. Guruianu and Andrievskikh create a written, visual, and virtual playground where transnational narratives fuse into a discourse on the persistent materiality of ephemera, especially when magnified through narrative and digital embodiment. The Afterlife of Discarded Objects is printed in full color and includes references, an index, and over seventy hi-resolution color images. “The Afterlife of Discarded Objects: Memory and Forgetting in a Culture of Waste uses contemporary theory, literature, popular culture, and personal narratives to investigate how we assign political, socio-cultural, and aesthetic meaning to objects. The book is unique in applying personal narratives and testimonies of contributors from around the world to provide insights and critiques of Western attitudes toward these objects. The Afterlife of Discarded Objects provides transformative social commentary through scrutiny and stories of discarded/found objects in Eastern Europe and in the West encouraging us to reflect more critically on our relationships with things. The stories and theories interwoven in Guruianu and Andrievskikh’s book turn memory into matter and aspire to teach through their exploration. It’s a lofty goal, and the book succeeds.” —Sohui Lee
Category: Art

The Discarded Daughter Or The Children Of The Isle

Author : Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
ISBN : SRLF:AA0014828735
Genre : Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)
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Alice Chester's inheritance of the Mount Calm estate in Maryland as a result of the death of her brothers in the Revolutionary War, creates strife for her and future generations.
Category: Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.)

Discarded Lives

Author : Sean J. Marshall
ISBN : 1948000326
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Discarded Pages

Author : Kathleen Rock Martín
ISBN : 0826340660
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Araceli Cab Cumí­ is a contemporary Maya writer, grassroots leader, and political party activist from Mexico. She is also the only indigenous woman to have been elected to the State Congress of Yucatan, serving two terms of office. Discarded Pages is Cab Cumí's life narrative accompanied by her essays, poems, personal narratives, and political and public policy papers. Titled in honor of Cab Cumí's earliest writings which she had thrown away thinking them of little value, Discarded Pages showcases her expressions and thoughts within the context of her eventful and unusual life. In addition to translations of her work, Cab Cumí's original Spanish and Yucatec Maya writings are included in the book. Gramsci's theoretically innovative concept of the "organic intellectual" is used to analyze Cab Cumí's life and career. The book expands on Gramsci's original concept to include discussions of gender, new social movements, and the social context in which organic intellectuals labor as activists and thinkers. Throughout Discarded Pages Cab Cumí­ movingly represents the worldview of a Maya woman seeking to represent other Maya women.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Facts And Fiction

Author : Michael Holroyd
ISBN : 9781408897362
Genre : Literary Collections
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A captivating collection of pieces about the art of narration by Britain's finest biographer, Michael Holroyd In this collection of pieces, Michael Holroyd reflects on the eccentricities of the art of writing about others. With characteristic playfulness and guilefulness, he considers the ways in which lives can be written about (and painted), with all the subtle differences of design and intention that this entails. From Kipling to forgetfulness, Princess Diana's butler Paul Burrell to fellow biographers like Richard Holmes and the fathers of British biography, Boswell and Johnson, Holroyd tackles a rich and vibrant array of topics. He discusses his life at the mercy of subjects who have led him all over the world – and often into other people's families uninvited. With wit, warmth and humour, he reflects on the unlikely ways he arrives at his subjects, and how the process of building their narratives is often a disturbing experience: so consuming that, when completed, he feels as if he has had a holiday from himself. Featuring writing originally published in the Times Literary Supplement, the Guardian, the Telegraph and elsewhere, Facts and Fiction provides unique insight into the mind of a master.
Category: Literary Collections


Author : Mark A. Ciccone
ISBN : 9781789651249
Genre : Fiction
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In 2023, the Accelerated Regeneration Compound (ARC) was created: a serum that stimulates regrowth of human tissue – and which quickly drew notice from the United States government. In 2035, 'Project Golem' was created: Five genetically augmented super-soldiers, imbued with ARC... Twenty years later, the world is finally beginning to recover from the effects of the 'Turmoil': a near-apocalyptic collision of terrorist attacks, brushfire wars, economic collapse, industrial accidents, and internal disorder and uprisings across the globe. Here and there, rumors circulate of 'giants in black' who fought against the worst violence – and then suddenly disappeared, hidden or dead. Cut off from the Project, a small group of surviving Golems has spent the past five years in hiding. In that time, they have been seeking out others of their kind, trying to bring them together in a community all their own. They know nothing of their lives before the Project – if those even existed. Now, however, two of them are setting out on a journey to find answers. But the truth of their origins goes far deeper than they could ever believe. And there are some in the covert world they left behind who will kill to keep this truth buried...
Category: Fiction

Eat Whatever Your Momma Cooks And Be Grateful

Author : Billy D. Green
ISBN : 9781796058505
Genre : Self-Help
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Eat Whatever Your Momma Cooks, and Be Grateful, A Country Boy’s Philosophy on Life is a continuation of inspirational and thought provoking stories from the author of Not Just Beans and Cornbread. These short stories are meant to help the reader appreciate and adjust to life’s changing situations.
Category: Self-Help


Author : Patricia I. Dolez
ISBN : 9780444627452
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Nanoengineering: Global Approaches to Health and Safety Issues provides a global vision on the impact of engineered nanomaterials both for the consumer/general public and in occupational settings. The book also presents a hint on what can be expected for the future from nanomaterials and their effects on our lives, both at home and at work. In addition, users will find valuable information on nanomaterials' irreplaceable value and their risks for health, safety, and environmental issues. Case studies illustrate key points and provide information on important processes. Provides a global vision on the different aspects related to nanosafety and a synthesis of the information available Gives all the information required for precision decision-making in a single book, offering both general public and occupational aspects Contains separate chapters on each subject written by world-renowned contributors Presents a complete vision of the problem, with perspectives on global approaches Includes case studies that illustrate important processes
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Discarded Son

Author : Regina Maria Roche
ISBN : NYPL:33433067303937
Genre : English fiction
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Author : Lucas Humphrey
ISBN : 9781497505803
Genre : Fiction
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Discarded is a horror/thriller novel set in modern day Sacramento, CA. From the night I came up with this story it was something I wanted to set apart from what has become the norm in the horror genre... You know, the gore-fests with a shallow moral (if any) that could easily be forgotten. I wanted to take horror to a level where it could be read and enjoyed on the surface but also have complex undertones for those who are intrigued to look deeper after. The story involves a beautiful Asian woman who is plucked from life by a group of men and returns from the dead for revenge. During her supernatural vendetta a decorated detective and a heart-driven rookie sift their way into the case. Along the way there are scares, there is mystery, and there is definitely blood.
Category: Fiction