This is Us

This is Us

I'm here for the duration. This is home; my two ... I still barrack for the Wallabies, but that's just bloody-mindedness. You can't change where you're from, but Australia is not the place I was born in. I'm here for the duration.

Author: Pete Carter

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781775594338

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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This is Us is a collection of over 200 brief interviews with New Zealanders, spanning the length and breadth of the country; from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. It was written in response to the Christchurch terrorist attack but is not about it; it is instead a representation of the New Zealand people in their own words. A celebration of the diverse, open, and inclusive communities that exist across New Zealand, This is Us inspires hope by showing the kindness and spirit of everyday people. Each interview provides a snapshot of the subject’s life, accompanied by a photographic portrait. The joy interviewees felt in telling their stories shines from the page. Each of the interviewees has a unique story to tell, and to have them collected in one place creates an engaging and insightful reading experience that will delight anyone interested in finding out more about Kiwi society and culture. Carter spoke with characters from a variety of professions, age groups and cultural backgrounds. From a New Zealander with a long line of Kiwi ancestors, to a person with a Māori name but Italian and Brazilian parents, this collection reflects the ethnic diversity and cultural riches of New Zealand. This is Us is a tribute to the Kiwi spirit.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

This Is My Country What s Yours

This Is My Country  What s Yours

I don't imagine that's what they would have felt when they thought about emigrating to the United States.” HOME IS THE PLACE you go and where you know you will be taken in; it is the place where your physical self is at ease, ...

Author: Noah Richler

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551994178

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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Winner of the 2007 B.C. Award for Canadian Non-fiction A Globe and Mail Best 100 Book (2006) National Post Best Books (2006) A bold cultural portrait of contemporary Canada through the work of its most celebrated novelists, short story writers, and storytellers. Stories are the surest way to know a place, and at a time when the fabric of the country seems daily more uncertain, Noah Richler looks to our authors for evidence of the true nature of Canada. He argues why fiction matters and seeks to discover — in the extra-ordinary diversity of communities these writers represent — what stories, if any, bind us as a nation. Over two years, Richler has criss-crossed the country and interviewed close to one hundred authors — a who’s who of Canadian literature, including Wayne Johnston, Michael Crummey, Alistair MacLeod, Gil Courtemanche, Jane Urquhart, Joseph Boyden, Miriam Toews, Yann Martel, Fred Stenson, Douglas Coupland, and Rohinton Mistry — about the places and ideas that are most meaningful to their work. The result is a journey through the reality of Canada and its imagination at a critical point in the country’s evolution. Within thematic chapters he exposes our “Myths of Disappointment” and considers the stories of our native peoples, the rise of the city, and how our history as a colony shapes our society and politics even today. This Is My Country, What's Yours? is an impassioned literary travelogue and a vivid portrayal of our society, the work of Canadian authors, and the idea of writing itself. This Is My Country, What's Yours? is based on Noah Richler’s ten-part documentary of the same name originally broadcast on CBC Radio’s flagship Ideas program in spring 2005.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The World Is What It Is

The World Is What It Is

Vido's first story, 'This is Home', was based on the memory of his father building the house in the woods at Petit Valley. In the fictionalized version, a young couple reach their new home in alorry which 'whined likea kicked puppy'.

Author: Patrick French

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330464932

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

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This is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a lucid and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius: one which looks sensitively and unflinchingly at his relationships, his development as a writer and as a man, his outspokenness, his peerless creativity, and his extraordinary and enduring position both outside and at the very centre of literary culture. ‘Its clarity, honesty, even-handedness, its panoramic range and close emotional focus, above all its virtually unprecedented access to the dark secret life at its heart, make it one of the most gripping biographies I’ve ever read’ Hilary Spurling, Observer ‘A brilliant biography: exemplary in its thoroughness, sympathetic but tough in tone . . . Reading it I was enthralled – and frequently amused (how incredibly funny Naipaul can be!)’ Spectator ‘A masterly performance . . . If a better biography is published this year, I shall be astonished’ Allan Massie, Literary Review ‘Remarkable. This biography will change the way we read Naipaul’s books’ Craig Brown, Book of the Week, Mail on Sunday
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Introspection and Consciousness

Introspection and Consciousness

We use this proposition to specify what it is like for Sarah at that moment. If qualia are understood to be how things seem or appear ... It now seems to Sarah as though her father is home. It did not seem that way to her a minute ago.

Author: Declan Smithies

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 9780199744794

Category: Philosophy

Page: 425

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The topic of introspection stands at the interface between questions in epistemology about the nature of self-knowledge and questions in the philosophy of mind about the nature of consciousness. What is the nature of introspection such that it provides us with a distinctive way of knowing about our own conscious mental states? And what is the nature of consciousness such that we can know about our own conscious mental states by introspection? How should we understand the relationship between consciousness and introspective self-knowledge? Should we explain consciousness in terms of introspective self-knowledge or vice versa? Until recently, questions in epistemology and the philosophy of mind were pursued largely in isolation from one another. This volume aims to integrate these two lines of research by bringing together fourteen new essays and one reprinted essay on the relationship between introspection, self-knowledge, and consciousness.
Categories: Philosophy

Hearings

Hearings

What page is that , Mr. Chairman ? ... Tell us what this is for , the $ 107,000 for domestic operations . ... This is the cost of travel for leave in the missions indicated where personnel are allowed — this is not home leave ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

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ISBN: UOM:39015038633163

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Caliphornia

Caliphornia

“But English is such a low and ugly language—way up in people's noses. I hate to hear it come out ... “Ifit's far away, then why is it home? Why isn't Los Angeles home? ... Tell the children why this place they have never been is home.

Author: Jack Mearns

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595628551

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

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Mid-21st Century Los Angeles: after a succession of natural disasters, in a landscape wracked by global warming, the city is now the western-most outpost of an Arab empire. Ali is a Los Angeles-born police officer. His local birth leaves him under suspicion when he discovers the body of the daughter of one of the Caliph's ruling elite. Arab-born fellow officer Shah seeks to link Ali and this murder to American insurgents. To save himself and his family, Ali must discover whether this girl was a victim of an honor killing by her family, a political murder by a rival faction, or a sex crime. To solve the murder, he must enlist the help of the victim's sister. Caliphornia is a fast-paced novel of suspense that should appeal to mystery and suspense fans, as well as readers of literary fiction.
Categories: Fiction

Hearings

Hearings

I have also given you some material related to research that is going on in occupations related to home economics and a study of this . Å number of studies are concerned with what is needed in the training of these students , what are ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education

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ISBN: UOM:39015039506087

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Spinning Wheels

Spinning Wheels

Is she dreaming? It is almost as if that old farmhouse is trying to smile in welcome! A glorious song fills her heart. She is Home at last! This is where she is going to stay. This is where she is going to bear all of her children.

Author: Frank Buxton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291984071

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Unix Power Tools

Unix Power Tools

When you first log in, your current directory is your home directory (1.15), which the system administrator will assign to you. It typically has a name like /u/mike or ... This is equivalent to the absolute path /home/mike/textfile.

Author: Jerry Peek

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596550554

Category: Computers

Page: 1156

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With the growing popularity of Linux and the advent of Darwin, Unix has metamorphosed into something new and exciting. No longer perceived as a difficult operating system, more and more users are discovering the advantages of Unix for the first time. But whether you are a newcomer or a Unix power user, you'll find yourself thumbing through the goldmine of information in the new edition of Unix Power Tools to add to your store of knowledge. Want to try something new? Check this book first, and you're sure to find a tip or trick that will prevent you from learning things the hard way.The latest edition of this best-selling favorite is loaded with advice about almost every aspect of Unix, covering all the new technologies that users need to know. In addition to vital information on Linux, Darwin, and BSD, Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition now offers more coverage of bash, zsh, and other new shells, along with discussions about modern utilities and applications. Several sections focus on security and Internet access. And there is a new chapter on access to Unix from Windows, addressing the heterogeneous nature of systems today. You'll also find expanded coverage of software installation and packaging, as well as basic information on Perl and Python.Unix Power Tools 3rd Edition is a browser's book...like a magazine that you don't read from start to finish, but leaf through repeatedly until you realize that you've read it all. Bursting with cross-references, interesting sidebars explore syntax or point out other directions for exploration, including relevant technical details that might not be immediately apparent. The book includes articles abstracted from other O'Reilly books, new information that highlights program tricks and gotchas, tips posted to the Net over the years, and other accumulated wisdom.Affectionately referred to by readers as "the" Unix book, UNIX Power Tools provides access to information every Unix user is going to need to know. It will help you think creatively about UNIX, and will help you get to the point where you can analyze your own problems. Your own solutions won't be far behind.
Categories: Computers

Activist Poetics

Activist Poetics

The contradiction is a generator but, again, inaccurate. Line 3: passage = colonial excursion. Warmth: at high altitudes (flying) it is cold! 'Summer station' – not the home but a vacation place. The place we rely on to keep the double ...

Author: John Kinsella

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846314698

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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John Kinsella is known internationally as the acclaimed author of more than thirty books of poetry and prose, but in tandem with—and often through—those creative works, Kinsella is also a prominent political activist. In this collection of essays, he explores anarchism, veganism, pacifism, and ecological poetics and makes a compelling argument for poetry as a vital form of resistance to a variety of social and ethical ills. Building on his own earlier notion of "linguistic disobedience," he analyzes his poetry and prose in the context of resistance. For Kinsella, all poetry is a call to action, and Activist Poetics reads like a lively manifesto for it to escape the aesthetic vacuum and enter the real world.
Categories: Literary Criticism