The Familiar Volume 1

The Familiar  Volume 1 Author Mark Z. Danielewski
ISBN-10 9780375714955
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 880
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From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.



Beyond the Familiar

Beyond the Familiar Author Patrick Barwise
ISBN-10 9780470976500
Release 2011-09-19
Pages 208
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Strong customer-focused companies have a clear, relevant promise which they obsessively deliver day-in, day-out. At the same time, they relentlessly drive the market by evolving the offer in the face of market developments and opportunities. Because they meet customer needs better than the competition, again and again, they are able to generate sustainable, profitable, market-leading organic growth. The problem the book addresses is how to achieve this. The authors identify five key steps using their framework for success: Offer a clear, relevant customer promise Build customer trust by reliably delivering that promise Continuously improve the promise, while still reliably delivering it Drive the market by innovating beyond the familiar Support all this with an open organization that promotes frank discussion based on clear facts and market feedback. Above all the book runs counter to the fashionable claim that the starting-point for business success should be to find a 'blue-sky', 'out-of-the-box' breakthrough innovation. Barwise and Meehan use many compelling cases to illustrate how managers can find ways within their existing network and organization to achieve long term growth.



Focusing the Familiar

Focusing the Familiar Author Roger T. Ames
ISBN-10 9780824824600
Release 2001
Pages 165
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Publisher Fact Sheet In this new translation, David Hall & Roger Ames provide a distinctly philosophical interpretation of the canonical Zhongyong.



A Field Guide to the Familiar

A Field Guide to the Familiar Author Gale Lawrence
ISBN-10 0874518652
Release 1984
Pages 274
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Essays offer a fresh look at common plants, animals, and natural phenomena



The Familiar Volume 3

The Familiar  Volume 3 Author Mark Z. Danielewski
ISBN-10 0375714987
Release 2016-06-14
Pages 880
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Released for the summer from the perils of school, Xanther and her nameless cat are settling into a comfortable routine at home. However, the rest of the Ibrahim family is growing more and more unsettled. Astair fears their stretched finances are already at a breaking point. Not even a visit from an old friend can mitigate Anwar's feeling that he's failing to support those he loves and that even worse things are to come. The twins, Freya and Shasti, sense something too and blame their older sister. Honeysuckles haunt the air and smell of offerings . . . Meanwhile, Cas and Bobby's survival may depend on facing the one person they fear most. And on the other side of the world, Jingjing and Tian Li set out to find what was lost: their missing cat. With spectacular visuals and the vibrant wordplay that are his trademark, The Familiar (Volume 3) is a beautiful and singular reading experience that could come only from the imagination of Mark Z. Danielewski.



The Familiar Volume 2

The Familiar  Volume 2 Author Mark Z. Danielewski
ISBN-10 9780375714979
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 880
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NATIONAL BEST SELLER From the author of the international best seller House of Leaves and National Book Award–nominated Only Revolutions comes a monumental new novel as dazzling as it is riveting. The Familiar (Volume 1) ranges from Mexico to Southeast Asia, from Venice, Italy, to Venice, California, with nine lives hanging in the balance, each called upon to make a terrifying choice. They include a therapist-in-training grappling with daughters as demanding as her patients; an ambitious East L.A. gang member contracted for violence; two scientists in Marfa, Texas, on the run from an organization powerful beyond imagining; plus a recovering addict in Singapore summoned at midnight by a desperate billionaire; and a programmer near Silicon Beach whose game engine might unleash consequences far exceeding the entertainment he intends. At the very heart, though, is a twelve-year-old girl named Xanther who one rainy day in May sets out with her father to get a dog, only to end up trying to save a creature as fragile as it is dangerous . . . which will change not only her life and the lives of those she has yet to encounter, but this world, too—or at least the world we think we know and the future we take for granted. (With full-color illustrations throughout.) Like the print edition, this eBook contains a complex image-based layout. It is most readable on e-reading devices with larger screen sizes.



Estranging the Familiar

Estranging the Familiar Author George Douglas Atkins
ISBN-10 9780820314532
Release 1992
Pages 203
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In Estranging the Familiar, G. Douglas Atkins addresses the often lamented state of scholarly and critical writing as he argues for a criticism that is at once theoretically informed and personal. The revitalized critical writing he advocates may entail--but is not limited to--a return to the essay, the form critical writing once took and the form that is now enjoying a resurgence of popularity and excellence. Atkins contends that to reach a general audience, criticism must move away from the impersonality of modern criticism and contemporary theory without embracing the old-fashioned essay. "The venerable familiar essay may remain the basis," Atkins writes, "but its conventional openness, receptivity, and capaciousness must extend to theory, philosophy, and the candor that seems to mark the tail-end of the twentieth century." In noting the timeliness, if not the necessity, of a return to the essay, Atkins also considers our culture's parallel "return to the personal." When the essay combines good writing with the concerns of the personal, Atkins says, it becomes a form of criticism that is readable, vital, and potentially attractive to a large readership. Atkins hopes critics will tap into the revitalized interest the essay now enjoys without ignoring the considerable insights and advances of contemporary theory. He argues that despite claims to the contrary there is no inherent incompatibility between the essay and modern theory. As Atkins considers various experiments in critical writing from Plato to the present, notably feminist interest in the personal and autobiographical, he contends that these attempts, although undeniably important, fall short of the desired goal when they emphasize the merely expressive and neglect the artful quality good writing can bring to personal criticism. The final third of the book consists of a series of experiments in critical writing that represent the author's own attempts to bridge the gap between theory and popular criticism, between an academic and a general audience. In essays that illustrate the rhetorical power of the form, Atkins describes the reciprocal relationship between his life experience and a reading of The Odyssey, explains the role that theory has played in his personal development, and chronicles his attempts to find a voice as a writer.



Familiar Past

Familiar Past Author Professor of Historical Archaeology Sarah Tarlow
ISBN-10 9781134660353
Release 2002-01-08
Pages 320
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The Familiar Past surveys material culture from 1500 to the present day. Fourteen case studies, grouped under related topics, include discussion of issues such as: * the origins of modernity in urban contexts * the historical anthropology of food * the social and spatial construction of country houses * the social history of a workhouse site * changes in memorial forms and inscriptions * the archaeological treatment of gardens. The Familiar Past has been structured as a teaching text and will be useful to students of history and archaeology.



On the Familiar Essay

On the Familiar Essay Author G. Atkins
ISBN-10 9780230101241
Release 2009-10-26
Pages 204
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Rooted in close reading of texts, including the essays of E.B. White, this comprehensive assessment of the oft-slighted subform of the literary essay situates the familiar at the heart of the essay as form.



The Familiar Trees of Hopei

The Familiar Trees of Hopei Author Hang-Fan Chow
ISBN-10 MINN:319510000893024
Release 1934
Pages 370
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The Familiar Trees of Hopei has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Familiar Trees of Hopei also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Familiar Trees of Hopei book for free.



Memory

Memory Author John Scanlan
ISBN-10 9781780232249
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 224
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When we think of getting older, we know we will slowly lose more and more of our memory—and with it, our sense of where we belong and how we connect to others. We might relax a little if we considered the improvements in computer data storage, which may lead us into a future when the limits of our memory become less constricting. In this book, John Scanlan explores the nature of memory and how we have come to live both with and within it, as well as what might come from memory becoming a process as simple as retrieving and reading data. Probing the ways philosophers look at memory, Scanlan reveals that some argue that being human means having the ability to remember, to see oneself as a being in time, with a past and future. At the same time, he shows, our memories can undo our present sense of time and place by presenting us with our past lives. And in a digital age, we are immersed in a vast archive of data that not only colors our everyday experiences, but also supplies us with information on anything we might otherwise have forgotten—breaking down the distinction between the memories of the individual and the collective. Drawing on history, philosophy, and technology, Memory offers an engaging investigation of how we comprehend recollection and how memory, as a phenomenon, continually remakes everyday life.



Incorporating the Familiar

Incorporating the Familiar Author Susan G. Drummond
ISBN-10 0773516719
Release 1997-09-30
Pages 189
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Exploring the quandaries of intercultural communication and contemplating how diverse legal sensibilities might be mutually recognized, Incorporating the Familiar evokes the possibilities and limits of intercultural accommodation. Susan Drummond explores a series of philosophic, ethnographic and legal dilemmas produced by the interaction between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal legal cultures, setting up a dialogue between narrative and theory by interspersing accounts of her field experiences in Inuit communities with analytical chapters.



The Familiar State

The Familiar State Author Richard Soulliere
ISBN-10 9781410728265
Release 2003
Pages 212
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The book is an examination of life on an Indian reservation. It is a story of sadness as well as unbridled joy. It is a story of deprivation and bounty. It is a story of love and hate. It is a story of life as witnessed by two friends growing up in a dysfunctional setting. Two-Fingers is a Blackfeet Indian boy and the White Guy is, well, White. It is uniquely written in that it is reality based and the perspectives given are equally weighted from a white viewpoint as well as an Indian viewpoint. At first blush, it is a frivolous, humorous, and meaninglessly entertaining book about two friends finding their way in life. But, if the reader pays attention, there is much, much, more to this story. As you read this book keep this in mind, there are thirteen ways to look at a Blackbird.



The Familiar

The Familiar Author Thomas Kinsella
ISBN-10 1857544390
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 24
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The Familiar has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Familiar also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Familiar book for free.



Familiar

Familiar Author J Robert Lennon
ISBN-10 9781782830092
Release 2013-08-08
Pages 335
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Elisa Brown is driving back from her annual visit to her son Silas's grave. The road is flat and featureless, and so she finds herself focussing on an old crack in her windscreen. For a moment, she loses sense of all else around her. When she comes back to herself, everything has changed. The car she is driving is not the same car. Her body is more subtly changed. She's wearing different clothes. But a name badge pinned to her blouse tells her she's still Elisa Brown. When she arrives home, her life is familiar, but different. There is her house, her husband. But in the world she now inhabits, Silas is no longer dead, and his brother is disturbingly changed. Elisa has a new job, and her marriage seems sturdier, and stranger. Has she had a psychotic break? Or has she entered a parallel universe? She soon discovers that these questions hinge on being able to see herself as she really is, something that might be impossible for Elisa or for anyone.



Harry Potter the Familiar Hero

Harry Potter  the Familiar Hero Author Maximilian Horsthemke
ISBN-10 9783640903726
Release 2011-05
Pages 33
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Since the publication of the first book in the series in 1997, Harry Potter has become a worldwide phenomenon. One can think of several explanations for this lasting popularity. Maybe one reason for it lies in the use of certain archetypes and story arcs that can be found in popular tales. This thesis will examine in what way and to what extent Harry Potter can be added to the archetypal heroes the American mythologist Joseph Campbell has described in his book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" in 1949, first by lining out the different stages Campbell laid out in his book and then by applying them to the Harry Potter novels. The analysis is divided according to the three stages Campbell uses (Departure - Initiation - Return).



American Culture

American Culture Author Leonard Plotnicov
ISBN-10 9780822975229
Release 1990-11-15
Pages 314
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American Culture comprises fifteen essays looking at the familiar and the less familiar in American society: urbanites in Pittsburgh and Indianapolis, rural communities in the American West, Hispanics in Wisconsin, Samoans in California, the Amish, and the utopian religious communities of the Shakers and Oneida. The essays address a wide range of topics and a spectrum of occupations-miners, whalers, farmers, factory workers, physicians and nurses-to consider such questions as why some religious sects remain distinctive, separate, and viable; how groups use of such things as nicknames and family reunions to maintain ties within the community; how immigrant communities organize to sustain traditional cultural activities.