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La costumbre de amar (Flash Relatos #Volumen)

by Doris Lessing

A veces nos conformamos con tener algo entre los brazos, sea lo que sea. Quizá hayamos adquirido La costumbre de amar. La Premio Nobel de Literatura DorisLessing lo sabe y nos lo cuenta. Poco después de que su última amante lo abandone, George, hombre de teatro y mujeriego, despierta una mañana con un inconfundible dolor en el pecho, que nada tiene que ver con su corazón roto. Una muchacha de ojos tristes se ofrecerá entonces a cuidarlo día y noche. Los lectores han dicho...«Una de las muchas cosas que me apasionan de Lessing es su capacidad de contar todo un mundo a partir de historias muy simples.» «Una historia que no pasa desapercibida. La recomiendo.»

The Darling Buds of May: A Comedy (The Pop Larkin Chronicles #1)

by H. E. Bates

The rich spirit of an English junk dealer and his family is challenged by the arrival of the tax collector in this humorous and heartwarming classic. Beneath the sunny, cloudless skies of Kent, the Larkin household—Pop, Ma, and their six children—enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Pop works as a junk dealer and keeps the farm to feed his brood, while Ma cooks the meals and minds the children. While the family may not seem to have much, they more than make up for it in joyous spirit—and bountiful feasts. All of that could change, however, when a stranger appears on their farm. Cedric Charlton from Inland Revenue has come to inquire why the Larkins failed to file income tax for the previous year. But Charlton&’s plans hit a snag when the eldest Larkin daughter, Mariette, takes a liking to him—and he to her. Now, if the Larkins and country living can charm Charlton, perhaps he will forget about every last pound they owe . . . &“A pulsing comedy of country manners. A five-alarm blaze of a book. Just about perfick.&” —Time &“A gently, anarchic, wish-fulfilling daydream.&” —The Times (London)

The Empty Shrine

by William E. Barrett

This is a ticklish subject--the question of the authenticity of a vision experienced by a child, and the part played in exploiting it by avaricious adults who seek their own gain. William Barrett, with extraordinary sensitivity and understanding, has told the story well, and, up to the very closing pages, holds the reader--whether Protestant or Catholic--in the perceptive unfolding of this tale. The setting is an island in the St. Lawrence--Ile aux Erables, not far in miles from Quebec, but insulated from the outside world. The time spans 12 years, from 1945 to 1957, in the lives of the people, and particularly of the principals in the miracle: Valérie Rivard, a sensitive, lonely child of eight, who saw the vision of a lady in white stepping forth from a rocky cave; Antoine, her playmate, a fearful child, who dared not look, but believed; Robert, slightly older and a bully, unbelieving, but willing to make use of what had happened; and André, Robert's quite different brother, who believed, because he saw Valérie's radiance before the grasping adults had seized on her story, twisted it to their own ends, and destroyed for her its glory. It is this story, and its rejection, that embittered U.S. newspaperman Keller Barkley seeks for inclusion in a book he plans to write debunking shrines, visions, and miracles. He has come to the island 12 years later, and through his experiences there, the reader, too, explores what has happened and its effect on the island people.

Homosexuality: A Subjective and Objective Investigation (Collected Works of Charles Berg)

by Charles Berg

First published in Britain in 1958, the original blurb read: ‘To those whose sex life is based on heterosexual relationships, the homosexual is a grotesque, shadowy creature – a person spoken of with scorn. If you are not one of us, it is impossible to realise our feelings when this occurs. It is incredible to us that a well-educated girl could make the following remark: "What do they look like? I wonder if I’ve ever seen one?"’ These words – written by a lesbian and taken from one of the personal histories of homosexual men and women which open this book – might be taken as its theme. In our statistically minded age, we are apt to forget that behind the word homosexual there is always a person. Widespread misconceptions about homosexuality are particularly startling when one considers the disturbing prevalence. The purpose of this book is to bring into public light, the knowledge of the manifestations of the problem, so that they may be openly examined. The book is divided into two parts: Part One presents a collection of revealing autobiographies, diaries, letters and intimate observations in which the homosexuals speak for themselves. Part Two offers an examination of the cause and cure of homosexuality by important figures from all major schools of thought. It includes contributions by Sigmund Freud, C. G. Jung, George W. Henry, Magnus Hirschfield, Wilhelm Stekel and Sandor Ferenczi. In editing this volume, Dr Berg has bridged a significant gap in the scientific approach to sexual behaviour. By bringing to life the feelings, fears, attitudes and anxieties of the human being behind the statistics of homosexual incidence, as well as the causes, it should become indispensable to the movement for intelligent sex education. This book is a re-issue originally published in 1958. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.

A Breath of French Air (The Pop Larkin Chronicles #2)

by H. E. Bates

The Larkins travel to France for some sun and relaxation—only to be met with disaster—in this comic classic by the author of The Darling Buds of May. At summer&’s end, rain clouds hovering over Kent have some in the Larkin household feeling under the weather in more ways than one. Ma is exhausted from nursing newborn Oscar, and Mariette needs a break. Meanwhile, Mariette&’s husband, Charley, reminisces about delightful summers spent in Brittany during his youth. It was inexpensive, the food was marvelous, the air was warm and sultry, and they would almost never see a drop of rain. And with that, Ma persuades Pop to take a holiday in France. But when the Larkin clan arrives in the village of St. Pierre le Port, it is vastly different from Charley&’s memories. It is raining, the food is awful, the hotel is run-down, and the manager is rather nasty. The Larkins normally find joy in the little things in life, but they have never dealt with a vacation like this . . . &“Very racy, earthy. Rabelaisian.&” —The SpectatorPraise for the Pop Larkin Chronicles &“Hilarious.&” —The New York Times &“Pop Larkin, Ma and their progeny . . . are essentially English of the rich and ribald England of Chaucer and Shakespeare. A superb and timeless comedy.&” —The Scotsman

Class and Conflict in an Industrial Society (Ralf Dahrendorf on Class & Society #1)

by Ralf Dahrendorf

Originally published in England in 1959, this book evolves a new theory of conflict in industrial society. By way of illustrating and testing this theory, the book provides detailed analyses of various social phenomena. The author carries out a full critique of Marx in the light of history and modern sociology and discusses the theories of class-conflict of James Burnham, Fritz Croner and Karl Renner.

Fear, Punishment Anxiety and the Wolfenden Report (Collected Works of Charles Berg)

by Charles Berg

Originally published in 1959, the blurb read: ‘Dr Berg has made a comprehensive survey of the Wolfenden Report in regard to homosexuality and illustrated his comments with extracts from case material. He points out that whereas public opinion has so far lagged behind the Committee’s main recommendation, scientifically far from being an advance the report may be considered lamentably reactionary. He says; "Perhaps this report is a good lesson in the futility of trying to unravel and assess psychological phenomena without first removing the obstacles to understanding their meaning". The author deals with the subject in his usual forthright, witty and persuasive style, which is easily enjoyed by psychiatrist and layman alike, and the book should be welcomed by all who seek to understand this controversial topic. Later chapters include a discussion of the wider implications of punishment and a new theory of the fundamental nature of Anxiety and Fear.’ Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context. This book is a re-issue originally published in 1959. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this re-publication.

Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History

by Christopher Lasch Norman O. Brown

A shocking and extreme interpretation of the father of psychoanalysis.

Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows

by Frank B. Linderman

Pretty-shield, the legendary medicine woman of the Crows, remembered what life was like on the Plains when the buffalo were still plentiful. A powerful healer who was forceful, astute, and compassionate, Pretty-shield experienced many changes as her formerly mobile people were forced to come to terms with reservation life in the late nineteenth century. Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and using sign language. The lives, responsibilities, and aspirations of Crow women are vividly brought to life in these pages as Pretty-shield recounts her life on the Plains of long ago. She speaks of the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the work of the girls and women―setting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, and cooking. Through her eyes we come to understand courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and other facets of Crow womanhood. Alma Snell and Becky Matthews provide a new preface to this edition.

When the Green Woods Laugh (The Pop Larkin Chronicles #3)

by H. E. Bates

A rural British family gets new neighbors—and new troubles—in this comic classic by the author of The Darling Buds of May. Gore Court is a run-down country house that junk dealer Pop Larkin intends to convert into a bungalow for his daughter and son-in-law. But Mr. and Mrs. Jerebohm, a wealthy couple from London, arrive desperate to buy the place. Spotting the naivete of the social-climbing pair, Pop manages to get them to agree to pay a ridiculous amount. Now he can install a swimming pool at home . . . But he may not have time to enjoy it. After a party at the Jerebohms, Pop finds himself fending off unwanted advances. Soon, a rocking rowboat, a pair of misplaced hands, and a misunderstanding have Pop before the local magistrate, and it may take more than wit and country charm for him to clear his name . . . &“Pop is as sexy, genial, generous, and boozy as ever. Ma is a worthy match for him in all these qualities.&” —The Times (London)Praise for the Pop Larkin Chronicles &“The Larkins live—these novels please us by escaping definition.&” —The Guardian &“Like Wodehouse&’s Jeeves, Bates&’ Larkins must continue in their own delightful milieu—in this case the Kentish countryside.&” —The New York Times

Inductive Probability (Routledge Revivals)

by J. P. Day

First published in 1961, Inductive Probability is a dialectical analysis of probability as it occurs in inductions. The book elucidates on the various forms of inductive, the criteria for their validity, and the consequent probabilities. This survey is complemented with a critical evaluation of various arguments concerning induction and a consideration of relation between inductive reasoning and logic. The book promises accessibility to even casual readers of philosophy, but it will hold particular interest for students of Philosophy, Mathematics and Logic.

The Luck of Daphne Tolliver

by Elisabeth Hamilton Friermood

A Hoosier Classic--comparable to Gene Stratton Porter. Daphne tells her story of moving to and living for the first year at Mason, Indiana, located on the Wabash River between Logansport and Lafayette. 1917 proves to be a lucky year for all of the Tollivers when Mama inherits a broken-down farm, where Daphne helps Papa to run his new junk business and meets attractive Jim Endicott.

Russia Forty Years On: An account of a visit to Russia and Germany in the autumn of 1959 (Routledge Revivals)

by M. Philips Price

First Published in 1961 Russia Forty Years On presents a comparative overview of Russian history from the Tsarist days to the Stalin Era. Morgan Philips Price looks back on Russia over a period of fifty years - the Tsarist time, the First World War, the October Revolution, and the time of Stalin; and describes his last visit there in the autumn of 1959. Though the book is mainly about Russia there are two chapters at the end about Germany and especially about that part which was under Russian influence. Having seen Russian Communism in its homeland, author compares it with what can be seen of it in Central Europe. This book will be an interesting read for scholars and researchers of Russian history, Communist history, and European history.

The Unmentionable Nechaev: A Key to Bolshevism (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Prawdin

First published in 1961 The Unmentionable Nechaev presents a full account of Sergei Nechaev’s extraordinary life. The name of Nechaev is little known today in the western world. Michael Prawdin expounds his teachings and shows the strain of Nechaevism running through the Russian revolutionary movement and the part it played in the success of the Bolshevik revolution. Step by step the author analyses Lenin’s build up of his party and reveals how he used Nechaev’s conspiratory system. The book explains why at the moment of victory Nechaev was suddenly hailed as an ancestor of Bolshevism only to be just as suddenly once more repudiated and relegated to obscurity. This book is an essential read for scholars and researchers of Soviet history, Communist history, and history in general.

The Age Of Revolution: 1789-1848

by Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm traces with brilliant anlytical clarity the transformation brought about in evry sphere of European life by the Dual revolution - the 1789 French revolution and the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain. This enthralling and original account highlights the significant sixty years when industrial capitalism established itself in Western Europe and when Europe established the domination over the rest of the world it was to hold for half a century.

The Doc and the Duchess: The Life And Legacy Of George H. A. Clowes

by John Lechleiter Alexander W. Clowes

George Henry Alexander Clowes was a pivotal figure in the development of the insulin program at the Eli Lilly Company. Through his leadership, scientists and clinicians at Lilly and the University of Toronto created a unique, international team to develop and purify insulin and take the production of this life-saving agent to an industrial scale. This biography, written by his grandson, presents his scientific achievements, and also takes note of his social and philanthropic contributions, which he shared with his wife, Edith. It tells the story of Clowes from his childhood in late Victorian England to his death at Woods Hole on Cape Cod in 1958. Educated in England and Germany, Clowes came to America to join a startup laboratory in Buffalo, where he conducted basic research on cancer and applied research on other disease-related problems. Assuming the position of head of research at Lilly, Clowes was at the center of one of the great discoveries that changed the course of medical history and offered new life to millions of individuals with diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Clowes was also instrumental in the development of other commercial pharmaceutical advances. Devoted to a number of philanthropic causes, Clowes and Edith contributed greatly to the cultural life of his adopted country, a contribution that continues to this day.

Madkind: The Origin and Development of the Mind (Collected Works of Charles Berg)

by Charles Berg

First published in 1962, the original blurb reads: ‘This provocative book explores the whole range of human thought conduct and beliefs. Commencing with primitive man and his superstitions it goes on to study our present-day cultural institutions, customs, ritual and other behaviour upon which we pride ourselves. All of these are shown to have identical primitive mechanisms and to be subjectively determined without reference to scientific knowledge. These delusions are shown to be mostly undesirable and harmful and the author goes on to state that only objective thinking, scientifically based, can lead to any ultimate good. The later chapters contain an aetiological study of the mind. The author states "If we can consider the human mind in the light of its origin and development we may better appreciate its basic nature and its inevitable limitations". The subject matter is amply illustrated with clinical examples in Dr Berg’s usual lively style. This book is one which will affect all readers. None of us is immune from delusions, however much we may delude ourselves to the contrary, and the presentation of these truths will to some of us seem shocking in the extreme.’ Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

The Underground Railroad in Connecticut

by Horatio T. Strother

Here are the engrossing facts about one of the least-known movements in Connecticut's history--the rise, organization, and operations of the Underground Railroad, over which fugitive slaves from the South found their way to freedom. Drawing his data from published sources and, perhaps more importantly, from the still-existing oral tradition of descendants of Underground agents, Horatio Strother tells the detailed story in this book, originally published in 1962. He traces the routes from entry points such as New Haven harbor and the New York state line, through important crossroads like Brooklyn and Farmington. Revealing the dangers fugitives faced, the author also identifies the high-minded lawbreakers who operated the system--farmers and merchants, local officials and judges, at least one United States Senator, and many dedicated ministers of the Gospel. These narratives are set against the larger background of the development of slavery and abolitionism in America-- conversations still relevant today.

Oh! To Be in England (The Pop Larkin Chronicles #4)

by H. E. Bates

The arrival of a French guest heralds christenings and chaos for the Larkin clan in this comic classic by the author of The Darling Buds of May. When Mademoiselle Dupont, the hotel manager from the Larkins&’ frightful French holiday, announces she is coming over to be Oscar&’s godmother at his christening, Pop and Ma reveal none of their children are baptized. Mariette and Charley are already planning to christen their little Blenheim, but now all seven Larkin children will be joining him. Not that Pop and Ma would turn down a reason to partake of some champagne or Dragon&’s Blood . . . But their plan is far from blessed. The second eldest Larkin, Primrose, is infatuated with the handsome young vicar, who already has his hands full dealing with the hell-raising Larkin twins. Of course, that is only the beginning of the Larkins&’ troubles, and it will take more than holy water to get them out of this mess.Praise for the Pop Larkin Chronicles &“Pop Larkin, Ma and their progeny . . . are essentially English of the rich and ribald England of Chaucer and Shakespeare. A superb and timeless comedy.&” —The Scotsman &“Like Wodehouse&’s Jeeves, Bates&’ Larkins must continue in their own delightful milieu—in this case the Kentish countryside.&” —The New York Times

One Small Town, One Crazy Coach: The Ireland Spuds And The 1963 Indiana High School Basketball Season

by Mike Roos

In the summer of 1962, the peripatetic and irrepressible Pete Gill was hired on a whim to coach basketball at tiny Ireland High School. There he would accomplish, against enormous odds, one of the great small-town feats in Indiana basketball history. With no starters taller than 5'10", few wins were predicted for the Spuds. Yet, after inflicting brutal preseason conditioning, employing a variety of unconventional motivational tactics, and overcoming fierce opposition, Gill molded the Spuds into a winning team that brought home the town's first and only sectional and regional titles. Relying on narrative strategies of creative nonfiction rather than strict historical rendering, Mike Roos brings to life a colorful and varied cast of characters and provides a compelling account of their struggles, wide-ranging emotions, and triumphs throughout the season.

Principles of History Teaching (Routledge Revivals)

by W.H. Burston

First published in 1963, Principles of History Teaching examines the nature of the teaching problem; historical events and the problem of teaching them; explanation in history and the arrangement of events for teaching; and problems of the syllabus. The book studies the relationship between practical problems of teaching history in school and theories about the nature of history as a subject.The reader will come to question that which before seemed obvious. This textbook on the theory of history teaching is for graduate students in training, for non-graduate teachers in training colleges who may like to study the problems they will face in greater detail, and for practising teachers to reconsider their outlook. They will all meet an adequate mental challenge.

Puritan Village: The Formation of a New England Town

by Sumner Chilton Powell

An award-winning study of Puritans and the formation of their towns.

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy

by Wing-Tsit Chan

A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy is a milestone along the complex and difficult road to significant understanding by Westerners of the Asian peoples and a monumental contribution to the cause of philosophy. It is the first anthology of Chinese philosophy to cover its entire historical development. It provides substantial selections from all the great thinkers and schools in every period--ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary--and includes in their entirety some of the most important classical texts. It deals with the fundamental and technical as well as the more general aspects of Chinese thought. With its new translation of source materials (some translated for the first time), its explanatory aids where necessary, its thoroughgoing scholarly documentation, this volume will be an indispensable guide for scholars, for college students, for serious readers interested in knowing the real China.

The Art of Discrimination: Thomson's The Seasons and the Language of Criticism (Routledge Revivals)

by Ralph Cohen

First published in 1964, The Art of Discrimination is a study in the relation between critical theory and practice, taking as its test-case James Thomson’s The Seasons, the poem which was, according to Johnson, of "a new kind". Professor Cohen explores the different applications of criticism from 1750 to 1950, analysing specific interpretations of the poem that altered, contradicted or supported poetic theory. In doing so, he introduces new techniques to supplement traditional critical commentary: illustrations are treated as interpretations and critical language is related to non-literary as well as literary information. In treating the history of critical interpretation, the reprinting of editions and past interpretations are considered along with contemporary statements as necessary to define a literary period. The book offers alternatives to theories of organicism and to those of the arbitrariness of literary history by defining the kinds of continuities that exist in criticism. As analysis of criticism, it studies how men think about literature, the extent to which such thinking resists systematization and those elements in it which can be controlled and organized and transmitted. The book will appeal to students of literature and critical theory.

Twelve Dancing Princesses

by Alfred David

Alfred David and Mary Elizabeth Meek have compiled a collection of fairy tales that ranges from the Grimm brothers' inimitable recreations of archetypal folktales to the modern prose charm of James Thurber's Many Moons. The appeal of the stories is wide and varied: the refined intelligence of Perrault, the wondrous imagination of Andersen, the descriptive power of Ruskin, the bittersweet melancholy of Wilde. These are but a few of the artists represented in this remarkably inclusive selection of works from Germany, Russia, France, Scandinavia, England, and America. Many are in new translations in the modern idiom and all testify eloquently to the unceasing vitality of this literary genre.

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