Author: Piri Thomas

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 1631680609

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery--a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop. As he recounts the journey that took him from adolescence in El Barrio to a lock-up in Sing Sing to the freedom that comes of self-acceptance, faith, and inner confidence, Piri Thomas gives us a book that is as exultant as it is harrowing and whose every page bears the irrepressible rhythm of its author's voice. Thirty years after its first appearance, this classic of manhood, marginalization, survival, and transcendence is available in a new edition.
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Author: Keith R. A. DeCandido

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416509682

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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As Triple X, a brand-new designer drug with devastating side effects, sweeps through the streets of New York, high school science teacher Peter Parker--and his alter ego Spider-Man--begins to suspect the drug may have originated with one of his most diabolical enemies, intent on destroying the arachnid superhero for all time. Original.
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Raymond Chandler's Knight

Author: Philip Durham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807840276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go: Raymond Chandler's Knight
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Down These Mean Streets a Man Must Go-- : an Essay

Author: André Corboz

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892362110

Category: Social Science

Page: 61

View: 6918

European historian Corboz takes the previous European analyses of the American city to task, centering his critical eye on the terrain of postmodern Los Angeles.
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Author: Cory Zimmerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781366201591


Page: N.A

View: 3387

A photographic odyssey down these mean American streets with Cory Zimmerman.
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--the Meaning of Mugging"

Author: Tony Jefferson,John Clarke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704404663

Category: Great Britain

Page: 24

View: 9772

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Piri Thomas "Down Those Mean Streets"

Author: Renata Rocco

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781492183532

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 7308

"El Barrio Within New York City"" presents an emotional structure, reflecting Piri Thomas's inner struggle and passions, his flows of feelings and energy, his spiritual highs and lows. This makes the reader participate and share both his strengths and weaknesses, his force and courage, but also the deep restlessness of a young man in search of his identity.The essay considers the entire range of Piri Thomas's experiences, where questions on the deepest issues of life are constatly dealt with, until the final answer, that is the acceptance of his in-between status: no matter where he goes, his heart is always with El Barrio, and part of El Barrio will always be in him. Piri Thomas's autobiography "Down These Mean Streets" is the journey of a soul from captivity in the mean streets of East Harlem to the final freedom, not only physical, but of self-acceptance, of faith and inner confidence."El Barrio Within New York City" has been originally written in 2002 but recently revised, and it has been the first study on Nuyorican movement presented at Venice Ca' Foscari University.
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Author: C. S. Forester

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026904

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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Der Klassiker unter den Seefahrerepen: Horatio Hornblowers drittes Abenteuer. Frisch verheiratet muss Commander Hornblower schon wieder auf See, um an Bord der ›Hotspur‹ die Blockade des Hafens von Brest zu sichern. Unter Lebensgefahr begibt er sich hinter feindliche Linien um das Durchbrechen eines spanischen Konvois zu verhindern und so Napoleons Schlachtpläne noch einmal zu durchkreuzen. Der dritte Band der berühmten Romanserie um Horatio Hornblower, einem Meilenstein der maritimen Literatur, ist ein großes Seeabenteuer und ein Lesevergnügen, das bereits Generationen von Lesern begeistert hat.
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Die Geschichte des Scharfschützen Chris Kyle

Author: Chris Kyle,Scott McEwen,Jim DeFelice

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864138027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Chris Kyle diente von 1999 bis 2009 bei den US Navy SEALs und verzeichnete in jener Zeit die höchste Zahl an tödlichen Treffern in der amerikanischen Militärgeschichte. 160 gezielte Liquidationen schreibt ihm das Pentagon offiziell zu. Seine Kameraden nannten ihn "Die Legende", seine Feinde "Teufel" ... In dieser eindringlichen Autobiografie erzählt der geborene Texaner, der 2013 erschossen wurde, die Geschichte seiner außergewöhnlichen Karriere. Nach dem 11. September 2001 wurde er im Kampf gegen den Terror an die Front geschickt und fand seine Berufung als Scharfschütze. Hart und ehrlich spricht Kyle über die Schattenseiten des Krieges und das brutale Handwerk des Tötens. Seine Frau Taya schildert in bewegenden Einschüben, wie der Krieg sich nicht nur auf ihre Ehe und ihre Kinder auswirkte, sondern auch auf ihren Mann. American Sniper ist das Psychogramm eines Scharfschützen und ein fesselnder Augenzeugenbericht aus dem Krieg, den nur ein Mann erzählen kann.
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Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3894808357

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Sie sind jung, sie sind stark – und sie sind gelangweilt: Normale, berufstätige Männer und Familienväter auf der Suche nach einem Mittel gegen die Leere in ihrem Leben. Sie treffen sich auf Parkplätzen und in Kellern von Bars, um mit nackten Fäusten gegeneinander zu kämpfen. Der Anführer dieser „Fight Clubs“ ist Tyler Durden, und er ist besessen von dem Plan, furchtbare Rache an einer Welt zu nehmen, in der es keine menschliche Wärme mehr gibt ...
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Author: Dawn B. Sova

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816071500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 401

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Literature Suppressed on Social Grounds, Revised Edition discusses writings that have been banned over the centuries because they offended or merely ignored official truths; challenged widely held assumptions; or contained ideas or language unacceptable to a state, religious institution, or private moral watchdog. The entries new to this edition include the Captain Underpants series, We All Fall Down by Robert Cormier, and Jake and Honeybunch Go to Heaven by Margaret Zemach. Also included are updates to the censorship histories of such books as To Kill a Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men.
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Der lange Weg nach Hause

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...
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Author: R. Dalleo,E. Machado Sáez,Elena Machado Sáez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230605168

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. In this first study of Latino/a literature to systematically examine the post-Sixties generation of writers, The Latino/a Canon challenges the ways that Latino/a literary studies imagines the relationship between art, politics, and the market.
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Intercultural Connections in Puerto Rican, African American, and Chicano Narratives and Culture (1965–1995)

Author: Marta E. Sánchez

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292774788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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The second phase of the civil rights movement (1965-1973) was a pivotal period in the development of ethnic groups in the United States. In the years since then, new generations have asked new questions to cast light on this watershed era. No longer is it productive to consider only the differences between ethnic groups; we must also study them in relation to one another and to U.S. mainstream society. In "Shakin' Up" Race and Gender, Marta E. Sánchez creates an intercultural frame to study the historical and cultural connections among Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and Chicanos/as since the 1960s. Her frame opens up the black/white binary that dominated the 1960s and 1970s. It reveals the hidden yet real ties that connected ethnics of color and "white" ethnics in a shared intercultural history. By using key literary works published during this time, Sánchez reassesses and refutes the unflattering portrayals of ethnics by three leading intellectuals (Octavio Paz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and Oscar Lewis) who wrote about Chicanos, African Americans, and Puerto Ricans. She links their implicit misogyny to the trope of La Malinche from Chicano culture and shows how specific characteristics of this trope—enslavement, alleged betrayal, and cultural negotiation—are also present in African American and Puerto Rican cultures. Sánchez employs the trope to restore the agency denied to these groups. Intercultural contact—encounters between peoples of distinct ethnic groups—is the theme of this book.
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Author: Emmanuel S. Nelson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610698819

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 570

View: 7940

Unlike any other book of its kind, this volume celebrates published works from a broad range of American ethnic groups not often featured in the typical canon of literature. • Highlights the most important print and electronic resources on multicultural literature through a detailed bibliography • Features entries from 50 contributors, all of whom are experts in their fields • Includes cultural works not often highlighted in traditional textbooks, such as Iranian American literature, Dominican American literature, and Puerto Rican American literature
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