Life and a Half

Life and a Half

When will you come Giant powdered blood In the depth of my male dream Oh!
Me, the one you see Me, the one you crush I have a life, a body Made like the
ropes Of your vagina I'll fight every word, every sun In this lunatic sky Bitter like
this ...

Author: Sony Lab'Ou Tansi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253222879

Category: Fiction

Page: 134

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Listed as one of the 100 best books on Africa, Life and a Half was Sony Labou Tansi's response to the death of close friends during a bloody military and political crackdown in Congo. The novel takes place in an imaginary African country run by the latest in a series of cannibalistic dictators who has captured Martial, the leader of the opposition, and his family. Though shot, knifed, butchered, and bled, Martial's spirit lives on to guide his followers in their fight against the dictators. Facing censorship, Tansi insisted that his book was a fable and that if he were ever given the opportunity to write about real events, he would be much more direct rather than follow the torturous paths of a novel. This crisp translation by Alison Dundy maintains the fast-paced action and bitingly satiric tone of the original.
Categories: Fiction

The Other Half of Life

The Other Half of Life

In 1939, fifteen-year-old Thomas sails on a German ship bound for Cuba with more than nine hundred German Jews expecting to be granted safe haven in Cuba.

Author: Kim Ablon Whitney

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780375844225

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 237

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In 1939, fifteen-year-old Thomas sails on a German ship bound for Cuba with more than nine hundred German Jews expecting to be granted safe haven in Cuba.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Life and a Half

A Life and a Half

Author: Peter G. Tchamitch

Publisher:

ISBN: 916302165X

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Page: 114

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The Post Magazine and Insurance Monitor

The Post Magazine and Insurance Monitor

588B £ 5,200 , dated 1882 , in the Equity and Law Lije Office invite applications
for the post of MANAGER for their on the life of a gentleman aged 42. HalfLondon
Office . Thorough acquaintance with Guarantee yearly premium , £ 68 58 .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112106985192

Category: Insurance

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Categories: Insurance

Life

Life

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007055663

Category: Current events

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Categories: Current events

Herman Melville

Herman Melville

These volumes comprise the first half of a comprehensive biography on Melville, grounded in archival research, new scholarship, and incisive critical readings.

Author: John Bryant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119106005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1392

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A comprehensive exploration of Melville’s formative years, providing a new biographical foundation for today’s generations of Melville readers Herman Melville: A Half Known Life, Volumes 1 and 2, follows Herman Melville’s life from early childhood to his astonishing emergence as a bestselling novelist with the publication of Typee in 1846. These volumes comprise the first half of a comprehensive biography on Melville, grounded in archival research, new scholarship, and incisive critical readings. Author John Bryant, a distinguished Melville scholar, editor, critic, and educator, traces the events and experiences that shaped the many-stranded consciousness of one of literature’s greatest writers. This in-depth and innovative biography covers Melville’s family history and literary friendships, his father-longing, god-hunger, and search for the hidden nature of Being, the genesis of his liberal politics, his empathy for African Americans, Native Americans, Polynesians, South Americans, and immigrants. Original perspectives on Melville’s earliest identities—orphaned son, sibling, farmer, teacher, debater, lover, actor, sailor—provide the context for Melville’s evolution as a writer. The biography presents new information regarding Melville’s reading, his early orations and acting experience, his life at sea and on the road, and the unsettling death of his older, rival brother from mercury poisoning. It provides insights on experiences such as Melville’s trauma at the loss of his father, his learning to write amidst a coterie siblings, his struggles to find work during economic depression, his journey West, his life in whaling and in the navy, and his vagabondage in the South Pacific during the moment of American and European imperial incursions. A significant addition to Melville scholarship, this important biographical work: Explores the nature and development of Melville’s creative consciousness, through the lens of his revisions in manuscript and print Assesses Melville’s sexual growth and exploration of the spectrum of his masculinities Highlights Melville’s relevance in contemporary democratic society Discusses Melville’s blending of dark humor and tragedy in his unique version of the picturesque Examines the ‘replaying’ of Melville’s life traumas throughout his entire works, from Typee, Omoo, Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, Pierre, Israel Potter, and The Confidence-Man to his shorter works, including “Bartleby,” his epic Clarel, his poetry, and his last novella Billy Budd Covers such cultural and historical events as the American revolution of his grandparents, the whaling industry, New York slavery, street life and theater in Manhattan, the transatlantic slave trade, the Jacksonian economy, Indian removal, Pacific colonialism, and westward expansion Written in an engaging style for scholars and general readers alike, Herman Melville: A Half Known Life, Volumes 1 and 2 is an indispensable new source of information and insights for those interested in Melville, 19th-century and modern literature and culture, and readers of general American history and literary culture.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Academic American Encyclopedia

Academic American Encyclopedia

HALF - LIFE 19 Hale , Sarah Josepha Sarah Josepha ( Buell ) Hale , an
American poet , novelist , and editor , b . Oct. 24 , 1788 , d . Apr. 30 , 1879 , for
more than 40 years ( 1836-77 ) coedited the fashion and literary magazine
Godey's Lady's ...

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ISBN: UVA:X000911341

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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A twenty-one volume encyclopedia with 32,000 entries and more than 16,000 illustrations.
Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Qur an the Fundamental Law of Human Life Surat ul Baqarah sections 22 to 37

Qur  an  the Fundamental Law of Human Life  Surat ul Baqarah  sections 22 to 37

... if he be in the house”, and he is not in it, or “to him and the children of such an
one if they become poor”, and they do not become poor till the testator dies, or “to
him and to his heir”, - in all these cases, the legatee has only half of the third.

Author: Syed Anwer Ali

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3944036

Category: Koran

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Categories: Koran

Story of My Life

Story of My Life

To stop them , or clear them from positions where they could do most damage ,
our machine gunners directed concentrated fire at the embrasures , windows ,
tower , and roof , while one company commander moved his half - track close to
the ...

Author: Moshe Dayan

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: OSU:32435077865467

Category: Generals

Page: 530

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This is the revealing autobiography of a soldier who never forgot his roots as a farmer, a loner who rose to the highest echelons of government.
Categories: Generals

Half Life

Half Life

The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy Frank Close ... His
significance for Bruno's life was limited. ... Half of a sample of the stuff will decay
in 4 billion years—we call this its half-life, which means that about half of the
uranium ...

Author: Frank Close

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465044870

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 888

It was at the height of the Cold War, in the summer of 1950, when Bruno Pontecorvo mysteriously vanished behind the Iron Curtain. Who was he, and what caused him to disappear? Was he simply a physicist, or also a spy and communist radical? A protege of Enrico Fermi, Pontecorvo was one of the most promising nuclear physicists in the world. He spent years hunting for the Higgs boson of his day -- the neutrino -- a nearly massless particle thought to be essential to the process of particle decay. His work on the Manhattan Project helped to usher in the nuclear age, and confirmed his reputation as a brilliant physicist. Why, then, would he disappear as he stood on the cusp of true greatness, perhaps even the Nobel Prize? In Half-Life, physicist and historian Frank Close offers a heretofore untold history of Pontecorvo's life, based on unprecedented access to Pontecorvo's friends and family and the Russian scientists with whom he would later work. Close takes a microscope to Pontecorvo's life, combining a thorough biography of one of the most important scientists of the twentieth century with the drama of Cold War espionage. With all the elements of a Cold War thriller -- classified atomic research, an infamous double agent, a possible kidnapping by Soviet operatives -- Half-Life is a history of nuclear physics at perhaps its most powerful: when it created the bomb. Physics at perhaps its most powerful: when it created the bomb.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

With few exceptions , we could find little relation between psychological qualities
during the first three years of life ... when they were three and a half months
spend their first year confined to a small , old and the last time at 29 months . We
dark ...

Author: Judy Spitler McKee

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 0879673567

Category: Child development

Page: 256

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Categories: Child development

The Celestial Telegraph Or Secrets of the Life to Come Revealed Through Magnetism

The Celestial Telegraph  Or  Secrets of the Life to Come Revealed Through Magnetism

time and in what place they are born , because my guide tells me that the little girl
who is the half of the little boy , may , according to the order and will of God , not
be bred in due succession nor in the same country , yet for all this they meet ...

Author: Louis Alphonse Cahagnet

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AA0005063409

Category: Electronic books

Page: 434

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Categories: Electronic books

Mahatma Life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Mahatma  Life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

The Viceroy wrote to his son that he had six talks with Gandhi , “ the first of four
hours and a half , the second of three ... the fifth of an hour and a half , and the
sixth of three quarters of an hour ; I have had many opportunities of judging him .

Author: D. G. Tendulkar

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015025118392

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Statistical Bulletin Metropolitan Life

Statistical Bulletin   Metropolitan Life

The medical profession , the women's clubs , the civic organizations , the more
influential newspapers , and especially the life insurance companies , have
prepared to meet the issue . The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company , with its
half ...

Author: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4742688

Category: Life insurance

Page:

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Categories: Life insurance

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Before I set up my tent I drew a half - circle before the hollow place , which took in
about ten yards in its semi - diameter , from the rock , and twenty yards in its
diameter , from its beginning and ending . In this half - circle I pitched two rows of
 ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078554279

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 237

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Categories: Adventure and adventurers

Embracing Your Future

Embracing Your Future

In Embracing Your Future, author and educator Kathy Herrick invites retirees, seniors, and anyone moving into the second half of life to use this faith-based, practical guide to self-discovery to aid their individual journeys and strive to ...

Author: Kathy Herrick

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973602736

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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When we are young, we learn how to live life by observing and learning from those around us. But what about when life moves into its second half? As we get older, changes and transitions happen quickly, and without guidance or people to watch and learn from their experiences, we may lose that sense of purposewho we think we are and what we know may suddenly no longer fit. In Embracing Your Future, author and educator Kathy Herrick invites retirees, seniors, and anyone moving into the second half of life to use this faith-based, practical guide to self-discovery to aid their individual journeys and strive to embrace futures of joy and purpose. It can help anyone in this new stage of life to deepen friendships and strengthen their faith walk, showing how to live life with purpose once again. Individuals or small study groups will find Embracing Your Future easy to use and enlightening, and topics include learning from the past, discovering identity, cultivating spiritual gifts, enjoying friendship, pursuing dreams and goals, finding purpose, leaving a legacy, and much more. Everyoneregardless of age and stagehas a purpose in the future, and rediscovering that purpose can be life changing as we embrace God and embrace our own unique futures.
Categories: Religion

Life in Kent at the Turn of the Century

Life in Kent at the Turn of the Century

If it was a nice day or you hadn ' t got no fish , you didn ' t get half drowned then .
Only got a foot wet perhaps . ' My father and uncle owned all the seining
equipment we used . They took a share and a half for the boat and the net , so if
there ...

Author: Michael J. Winstanley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015030640893

Category: Kent (England)

Page: 236

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Categories: Kent (England)

The Life of Goethe 1815 1832 from the Congress of Vienna to the poet s death

The Life of Goethe  1815 1832  from the Congress of Vienna to the poet s death

... sum up his view of life : “ Man has two minutes and a half : one minute to smile
in , one to sigh in , and a half minute to love in ; for in the middle of the third
minute he dies . ” On the following page Goethe wrote the stanch reply : Shrer
sechzig ...

Author: Albert Bielschowsky

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000022092595

Category: Authors, German

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Categories: Authors, German