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The River Between Penguin African Writers Series Book 4Penguin Classics #ad - With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. A 50th-anniversary edition of one of the most powerful novels by the great Kenyan author and Nobel Prize nominee A legendary work of African literature, this moving and eye-opening novel lucidly captures the drama of a people and culture whose world has been overturned.
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Returning to prague at the end of the war, a bright, she married an old friend, enthusiastic young Jewish economist named Rudolf Margolius, who saw the country’s only hope for the future in the Communist Party. Mrs. A story of the human spirit as its most indomitable. Kovaly experienced the two supreme horrors of what Hannah Arendt called this terrible century.
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Updated throughout with relevant new examples, the individual, research, Tenth Edition, AND SOCIETY, and photos, AGING, brings a social problems approach to the interdisciplinary study of gerontology.
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In the trojan women, the widowed hecuba and Andromache await their fates at the hands of the conquering Greeks, and Oedipus follows the downfall of the royal House of Thebes. Based on the legends used in greek drama, Seneca's plays are notable for the exuberant ruthlessness with which disastrous events are foretold and then pursued to their tragic and often bloodthirsty ends.
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A marvelous global history of the pivotal year 1945 as a new world emerged from the ruins of World War IIYear Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. Harsh revenge was meted out on a wide scale, and the ground was laid for much horror to come. Out of the often vicious power struggles that ensued emerged the modern world as we know it.
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I've been a philosopher for all my adult life and the three most profound books of philosophy that I have ever read are Ecclesiastes, Job, and Song of Songs. These are the opening lines of Kreeft's Three Philosophies of Life. He reflects that there are ultimately only three philosophies of life and each one is represented by one of these books of the Bible-life is vanity; life is suffering; life is love.
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How does medieval cosmology relate to the christian underpinnings of the series? How did it impact Lewis’s depiction of Aslan, the Christlike character at the heart of the books? And why did Lewis keep this planetary inspiration a secret? Originally a ground-breaking scholarly work called Planet Narnia, this more accessible adaptation will answer all the questions.
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