The beautiful ones


Author: Prince
Publisher: RESERVOIR BOOKS
ISBN: 8417910050
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The Beautiful Ones no es solo el tributo a un icono, también es una obra literaria poderosa y original por derecho propio, donde bullen las ideas de Prince, su manera de ver el mundo, su voz y su efigie, su imperecedera ofrenda al mundo. Esta es la historia de superación y ascenso al estrellato de un artista irrepetible. Escrita de su puño y letra, y acompañada de fotos inéditas, dietarios y apuntes íntimos, incluye también el conmovedor testimonio autobiográfico que Prince comenzó a elaborar poco antes de su inesperada muerte. Prince era un genio de la música, uno de los creadores más queridos, versátiles y respetados de nuestro tiempo. Fue un visionario tremendamente original, con una imaginación capaz de recrear universos enteros, desde el paraíso prometido a ritmo de funk de «Uptown» hasta los paisajes míticos de Purple Rain, pasando por la psicodelia de «Paisley Park». Sinembargo, su creación más ambiciosa fue convertir a Prince Rogers Nelson, nacido en Minnesota, en Prince, una de las mayores estrellas del pop de cualquier época. The Beautiful Ones nos cuenta cómo Prince se transformó en Prince: su relato en primera persona nos muestra a un ávido joven que decide empaparse primero del mundo que le rodea para luego moldear un personaje, una visión artística y finalmente una manera de vivir, mucho antes de que sus primeros éxitos y la fama lo constriñan y pretendan redefinirle. El libro está dividido en cuatro partes. La primera es el testimonio autobiográfico que Prince escribía antes de su repentina y trágica muerte; son páginas que nos llevan al mundo de su infancia a través de una prosa lírica y personal. La segunda presenta, a través de diarios y libretas de recortes, los años formativos de Prince como músico, previos a la publicación de su primer disco. La tercera nos muestra, en sinceras imágenes, la evolución de Princehasta llegar a la cúspide, a su logro artístico más grande, que descubriremos en la cuarta parte del libro: el tratamiento original y manuscrito de Purple Rain, sin duda la conclusión del proceso de crearse a sí mismo emprendido por el artista, que en esta pieza da a las tres secciones previas forma de viaje heroico . El editor del libro, Dan Piepenbring, completa el retrato con una introducción fascinante y conmovedora sobre cómo fue colaborar con Prince en sus últimos meses de vida, en un momento en que el artista meditó profundamente sobre cómo podía revelar al mundo más detalles de sí mismo y de su manera de pensar sin perder el misterio y la mística que tan cuidadosamente había tejido a su alrededor. También son de Piepenbring las notas que dotan de contexto a las imágenes del libro.

The Beautiful Ones (Spanish Edition)


Author: Prince
Publisher: Reservoir Books
ISBN: 9788417511920
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 3961
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The Beautiful Ones no es solo el tributo a un icono, también es una obra literaria poderosa y original por derecho propio, donde bullen las ideas de Prince, su manera de ver el mundo, su voz y su efigie, su imperecedera ofrenda al mundo. Esta es la historia de superación y ascenso al estrellato de un artista irrepetible. Escrita de su puño y letra, y acompañada de fotos inéditas, dietarios y apuntes íntimos, incluye también el conmovedor testimonio autobiográfico que Prince comenzó a elaborar poco antes de su inesperada muerte. Prince era un genio de la música, uno de los creadores más queridos, versátiles y respetados de nuestro tiempo. Fue un visionario tremendamente original, con una imaginación capaz de recrear universos enteros, desde el paraíso prometido a ritmo de funk de «Uptown» hasta los paisajes míticos de Purple Rain, pasando por la psicodelia de «Paisley Park». Sin embargo, su creación más ambiciosa fue convertir a Prince Rogers Nelson, nacido en Minnesota, en Prince, una de las mayores estrellas del pop de cualquier época. The Beautiful Ones nos cuenta cómo Prince se transformó en Prince: su relato en primera persona nos muestra a un ávido joven que decide empaparse primero del mundo que le rodea para luego moldear un personaje, una visión artística y finalmente una manera de vivir, mucho antes de que sus primeros éxitos y la fama lo constriñan y pretendan redefinirle. El libro está dividido en cuatro partes. La primera es el testimonio autobiográfico que Prince escribía antes de su repentina y trágica muerte; son páginas que nos llevan al mundo de su infancia a través de una prosa lírica y personal. La segunda presenta, a través de diarios y libretas de recortes, los años formativos de Prince como músico, previos a la publicación de su primer disco. La tercera nos muestra, en sinceras imágenes, la evolución de Prince hasta llegar a la cúspide, a su logro artístico más grande, que descubriremos en la cuarta parte del libro: el tratamiento original y manuscrito de Purple Rain, sin duda la conclusión del proceso de crearse a sí mismo emprendido por el artista, que en esta pieza da a las tres secciones previas forma de viaje heroico . El editor del libro, Dan Piepenbring, completa el retrato con una introducción fascinante y conmovedora sobre cómo fue colaborar con Prince en sus últimos meses de vida, en un momento en que el artista meditó profundamente sobre cómo podía revelar al mundo más detalles de sí mismo y de su manera de pensar sin perder el misterio y la mística que tan cuidadosamente había tejido a su alrededor. También son de Piepenbring las notas que dotan de contexto a las imágenes del libro. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words--featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of "Uptown" to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of "Paisley Park." But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince--a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince''s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince''s evolution through candid images that go up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book''s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain--the final stage in Prince''s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring''s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months--a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he''d so carefully cultivated--and annotations that provide context to the book''s images. This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince''s ideas and vision, his voice and image--his undying gift to the world.

The Beautiful Ones


Author: Prince
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 039958966X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The brilliant coming-of-age-and-into-superstardom story of one of the greatest artists of all time, in his own words—featuring never-before-seen photos, original scrapbooks and lyric sheets, and the exquisite memoir he began writing before his tragic death Prince was a musical genius, one of the most beloved, accomplished, and acclaimed musicians of our time. He was a startlingly original visionary with an imagination deep enough to whip up whole worlds, from the sexy, gritty funk paradise of “Uptown” to the mythical landscape of Purple Rain to the psychedelia of “Paisley Park.” But his most ambitious creative act was turning Prince Rogers Nelson, born in Minnesota, into Prince, one of the greatest pop stars of any era. The Beautiful Ones is the story of how Prince became Prince—a first-person account of a kid absorbing the world around him and then creating a persona, an artistic vision, and a life, before the hits and fame that would come to define him. The book is told in four parts. The first is the memoir Prince was writing before his tragic death, pages that bring us into his childhood world through his own lyrical prose. The second part takes us through Prince’s early years as a musician, before his first album was released, via an evocative scrapbook of writing and photos. The third section shows us Prince’s evolution through candid images that go up to the cusp of his greatest achievement, which we see in the book’s fourth section: his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain—the final stage in Prince’s self-creation, where he retells the autobiography of the first three parts as a heroic journey. The book is framed by editor Dan Piepenbring’s riveting and moving introduction about his profound collaboration with Prince in his final months—a time when Prince was thinking deeply about how to reveal more of himself and his ideas to the world, while retaining the mystery and mystique he’d so carefully cultivated—and annotations that provide context to the book’s images. This work is not just a tribute to an icon, but an original and energizing literary work in its own right, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image—his undying gift to the world.

The Beautiful Ones

A Novel
Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
ISBN: 1250099072
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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"Truly one of the most beautiful books I've read in a long time. This sweeping tale of love lost and found is told with old-world elegance and grace with just the right touch of magic." —M.J. Rose, New York Times bestselling author The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is a sweeping fantasy of manners set in a world inspired by the belle époque. In a world of etiquette and polite masks, no one is who they seem to be. Antonina Beaulieu is in the glittering city of Loisail for her first Grand Season, where she will attend balls and mingle among high society. Under the tutelage of the beautiful but cold Valerie Beaulieu she hopes to find a suitable husband. However, the haphazard manifestations of Nina’s telekinetic powers make her the subject of malicious gossip. Yet dazzling telekinetic performer and outsider Hector Auvray sees Nina’s powers as a gift, and he teaches her how to hone and control them. As they spend more and more time together, Nina falls in love and believes she’s found the great romance that she’s always dreamt of. But Hector’s courtship of Nina is deceptive.

THE MAN OF HEAVEN AND THE BEAUTIFUL ONES OF GOD: WRITINGS


Author: Elizabeth Gunner
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004125421
Category: Religion
Page: 245
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This book provides an insight into the role of writing and literacy in the church founded by the South African prophet Isaiah Shembe, in 1910. The editor and tanslator provides a substantial, contextualising introduction which includes discussion of the church's history and its position in contemporary South Africa, and weaves in discussion of the topics of literacy and modernity. The book then moves to the three documents, presented in their language of composition, Zulu, and in an English translation. The three books, each from Shembe's Nazareth Baptist Church, provide the reader with an insight into the growth and organisation of one of southern Africa's most influential African Churches, and into its use and interpretation of the Bible. Central to the writings is the complex presence of Shembe, both through his own words in the first book and, in the second book, through the memory of Meshack Hadebe, a member of the church in the 1920's and 1930's. The extracts in the third book provide a glimpse of the church's hymnal and the unique religious poetry of the hymns, authored by Shembe. The first and second books are a valuable addition to the genres of biography and autobiography of Black Africans in the early decades of the twentieth century. The dual language text is useful for scholars of African languages.

The Beautiful Ones


Author: Adrianne Byrd
Publisher: Kimani Press
ISBN: 0373534809
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Medical administrator Ophelia Missler, engaged to wealthy businessman Jonas Hinton, finds herself having second thoughts about her upcoming wedding when she realizes that she might be in love with her long-time best friend Solomon Bassett.

Suede

The Beautiful Ones
Author: Roger Morton
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9781873884805
Category: Music
Page: 96
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The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born


Author: Genaro Smith
Publisher: University of Louisiana
ISBN: 9781946160300
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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A collection of short fiction stories surrounding grief, loss, and ultimately hope.

Chosen

Book 1 of The Beautiful Ones Trilogy
Author: O. M. Faure
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781916437012
Category: Fiction
Page: 230
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When Olivia and DeAnn are offered positions with the mysterious Cassandra Programme, they believe the opportunity could change their lives for the better. Little do they know that the Programme is concealing an incredible secret that could change the future of humanity itself. And now that future lies in Olivia and DeAnn's hands...

The Beautiful Ones – Deutsche Ausgabe

Die unvollendete Autobiografie
Author: Prince,Dan Piepenbring
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641231914
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Bis zu seinem Tod arbeitete Prince fieberhaft an seiner Autobiografie. Sie war sein letztes großes Projekt. Durch Prince‘ überraschenden Tod musste dieses Werk unvollendet bleiben. Erst nach und nach wurde bei der Sichtung des Nachlasses klar, dass Prince in den Überlegungen und Plänen für seine Autobiografie bereits weit fortgeschritten war – bis hin zur Auswahl des Bildmaterials. »The Beautiful Ones« beschreibt aus radikal persönlicher Sicht, wie aus Prince Rogers Nelson der Künstler Prince wurde: Es ist die in Echtzeit erzählte Geschichte eines Jungen, der die Welt um sich herum aufsog und bereits eine Figur, eine künstlerische Vision, erschuf, bevor die Hits und der Ruhm ihn definierten. Das Buch schildert die Kindheit, die frühen Jahre als Musiker und den Höhepunkt seiner internationalen Karriere anhand seiner eigenen Aufzeichnungen, persönlicher Fotos und handschriftlich verfasster Texte und Kompositionen, die der renommierte Übersetzer Eike Schönfeld ins Deutsche übertragen hat. Prince, der scheinbar Unnahbare, lädt seine Fans ein, an den Bildern seiner Erinnerungen und an seinem Leben teilzuhaben. Ein unkonventionelles, sinnliches und hochemotional präsentiertes Buch, aufwendig und edel ausgestattet: mit goldenem Lesebändchen, mit Fotos bedrucktem Vorsatzpapier, geprägtem Leineneinband in Purpur und Schutzumschlag in strahlendem Gold.

Trial of the Beautiful Ones


Author: Catherine Obianuju Acholonu
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: African drama (English)
Page: 93
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The Beautyful Ones are Not Yet Born


Author: Ayi Kwei Armah
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435905408
Category: Fiction
Page: 183
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A railway freight clerk in Ghana attempts to hold out against the pressures that impel him toward corruption in both his family and his country.

Un encantamiento de cuervos


Author: Margaret Rogerson
Publisher: NOCTURNA
ISBN: 841783401X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 370
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Todo el mundo sabe que los elfos son tan arrogantes como inmortales y por eso les gusta que se los retrate. Además, ansían el arte de los humanos porque ellos son incapaces de crear algo que transmita vida. Isobel los conoce bien, pues se gana la vida pintando sus rostros. Pero un día el príncipe del otoño entra en su taller y, al retratarlo, comete un terrible error: plasma en sus ojos el dolor humano que percibe en su mirada, un rasgo que cualquiera de sus súbditos consideraría una debilidad. Tras recibir el cuadro, el príncipe regresa convertido en cuervo y la acusa de traicionarlo ante su corte. La única manera de solucionarlo es que Isobel se adentre con él en las tierras del otoño para restaurar su reputación. No obstante, deberá tener cuidado: como afirman los elfos, siempre deseamos lo que tiene el poder de destruirnos. «No va a ser necesario ningún encantamiento para que te enamores de esta novela». Kirkus. «A los lectores les encantará esta interpretación de los temas clásicos de los cuentos de hadas. Una opción ideal para seguidores de Holly Black, Maggie Stiefvater y Laini Taylor». Publishers Weekly. «Una dulce historia de amor divertida y llena de acción que sin duda encantará a los fans de Diana Wynne Jones y Sarah J. Maas». School Library Journal. «Una novela fantástica imprescindible y muy recomendable para cualquier aficionado a los cuentos de hadas». USA Today. «La destreza de Rogerson al escribir y crear atmósferas consigue llevar la tensión y el interés a su punto álgido. Si te gustan Holly Black y Neil Gaiman, esta es una excelente elección». Booklist

From My Heart the Black Race

Myths, Realities, and Complexes
Author: Leonard Karshima Shilgba
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609110498
Category: History
Page: 510
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From My Heart is a chronological assessment of the contributing events between 2004 and 2009 that have helped define Nigeria and Africa. What leashes have kept Nigeria from fulfilling the expectations of her people? Can a country which spends more on public officials than it does on public education make rewarding economic progress? Was Dr. James D. Watson accurate in his assessment, which attracted the umbrage of Africans and non-Africans in 2007? Those questions and more have been addressed in an interactive and daring manner. From My Heart is a useful resource material for scholars who seek information not only about developments in Nigeria, which are responsible for its current social shape, but also about Africa and the entire black race. This book contains testimony by Nuhu Ribadu, former Nigerian anti-corruption Czar, given before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. About the Author: Leonard Shilgba grew up in Nigeria, but lived, studied, and worked in Japan. He currently lives with his family in the university town of Yola, just outside Abuja, Nigeria's capital. He is a university professor at the American University of Nigeria, Yola.In addition, he is continuously working on strengthening the Nigeria Rally Movement, which he co-founded. Publisher's website: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/title/FromMyHeart.htm

Confessions of a Man


Author: N.A
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615205534
Category:
Page: N.A
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21 noches


Author: Prince
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788496650039
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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Strange Travelers

New Selected Stories
Author: Gene Wolfe
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429982498
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Gene Wolfe is producing the most significant body of short fiction of any living writer in the SF genre. It has been ten years since the last major Wolfe collection, so Strange Travelers contains a whole decade of achievement. Some of these stories were award nominees, some were controversial, but each is unique and beautifully written. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Beautiful and Damned


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476733430
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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The Beautiful and Damned is the story of Anthony Patch and his wife, Gloria. Harvard-educated and an aspiring aesthete, Patch is waiting for his inheritance upon his grandfather’s death. His reckless marriage to Gloria is fueled by alcohol and destroyed by greed. The Patches race through a series of alcohol-induced fiascoes——first in hilarity, then in despair. The Beautiful and Damned, a devastating portrait of the nouveaux riches, New York nightlife, reckless ambition, and squandered talent, was published in 1922 on the heels of Fitzgerald’s first novel, This Side of Paradise. It signaled his maturity as a storyteller and confirmed his enormous talent as a novelist.