Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It


Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857863428
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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From Amsterdam to Cambodia, from Rome to Indonesia, from New Orleans to Libya, and from Detroit to Ko Pha-Ngan, Geoff Dyer finds himself both floundering about in a sea of grievances and finding moments of transcendental calm. This aberrant quest for peak experiences leads, ultimately, to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, where, to quote Tarkovsky's Stalker, 'your most cherished desire will come true'.

Reisen, um nicht anzukommen

Storys
Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783870246037
Category:
Page: 284
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Yoga For People Who Can't Be Bothered


Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748127097
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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In his latest book, Geoff Dyer returns to his favourite subject - himself. In his very distinctive, neurotic, and quirkily humorous voice that has gained him a passionate fan base including Bryan Ferry and Steve Martin, Dyer writes about an accumulation of his experiences as a traveller, from the extraordinary Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert to getting drastically stoned in Paris; from contemplating the great Roman site Leptis Magna in Libya to the downright weirdness of decrepit Detroit. He is both confessional - entertainingly frank about trying to pick up women in Thailand - and very thoughtful - wondering how the power of a particular place such as the Buddha in Si Satchanlai, Thailand, can work on a non-believer. YOGA FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN'T BE BOTHERED TO DO IT confirms Geoff Dyer as "Among the most original and talented writers of his generation." (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY)

The Fun Stuff and Other Essays


Author: James Wood
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137292
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 352
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Following The Broken Estate, The Irresponsible Self, and How Fiction Works – books that established James Wood as the leading critic of his generation – The Fun Stuff confirms Wood’s pre-eminence, not only as a discerning judge but also as an appreciator of the contemporary novel. In twenty-three passionate, sparkling dispatches – that range over such crucial writers as Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy, and Edmund Wilson – Wood offers a panoramic look at the modern novel. He effortlessly connects his encyclopaedic, eloquent understanding of the literary canon with an equally in-depth analysis of the most important authors writing today, including Cormac McCarthy, Kazuo Ishiguro, and V.S. Naipaul. Included in The Fun Stuff are the title essay on Keith Moon and the lost joys of drumming – which was a finalist for last year’s National Magazine Awards – as well as Wood’s essay on George Orwell, which Christopher Hitchens selected for the Best American Essays 2010. The Fun Stuff is indispensable reading for anyone who cares about contemporary literature.

White Sands


Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832189769
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Warum reisen wir? Woher der feste Glaube, dass es uns an einem anderen Ort besser ginge? Der Himmel blauer wäre, das Lebensgefühl »echter«, das Essen besser. Warum schreiben wir manchen Orten eine geradezu paradiesische Aura zu, nur um im nächsten Moment festzustellen, dass das Paradies definitiv woanders sein muss? Geoff Dyer geht diesen Fragen in seinem neuen Buch auf den Grund. Mit einzigartiger Beobachtungsgabe und sprühendem Witz nimmt er uns mit auf seine Reisen durch die Welt. Er berichtet von dem Versuch, in Französisch-Polynesien Gauguins Traumland zu finden, von seinem Trip in die Verbotene Stadt in Peking, auf dem er sich in seine Führerin verguckt, von seiner Reise ins eisige Norwegen, zu den Nordlichtern, die aber nicht den Anstand besitzen, rechtzeitig aufzutauchen. In einer furiosen Mischung aus Reisebericht, Essay, Kulturkritik und Fiktion erzählt er von erhebenden Momenten genauso wie von Situationen grandiosen Scheiterns. Kaum ein Autor vermag so anspruchsvoll, klug, elegant und lustig über die grundlegenden Fragen des Menschseins zu schreiben.

How to Read a Novelist

Conversations with Writers
Author: John Freeman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472109384
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 384
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For the last fifteen years, if a novel was published, John Freeman has been there to greet it. As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, he has reviewed thousands of books and interviewed scores of writers, and in How to Read a Novelist, he shares with us what he has learned. From such international stars as Doris Lessing, Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie and Mo Yan; to British talents including Ian McEwan, Jim Crace, A. S. Byatt and Alan Hollinghurst; American masters such as Don DeLillo, Norman Mailer, Toni Morrison and Philip Roth; to the new guard of Jennifer Egan, Junot Díaz, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Franzen – Freeman has talked to everyone. How to Read a Novelist is essential reading for every aspiring writer and engaged reader; the perfect companion for anyone who's ever curled up with a novel and wanted to know a bit more about the person who made that moment possible.

Street Photographer


Author: Vivian Maier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783829605632
Category:
Page: 123
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Die Entdeckung des völlig im Verborgenen entstandenen Werks der 2009 im Alter von 83 Jahren verstorbenen Vivian Maier ist eine photohistorische Sensation. Aus Frankreich stammend, verdiente Vivian Maier ihren Lebensunterhalt in den 50er und 60er Jahren als Kindermädchen in Chicago und New York. Auf eigene Rechnung und Gefahr und außerhalb jeder Öffentlichkeit führte sie eine Art Doppelleben als Street Photographer. Ihr Entdecker John Maloof legt ihr Werk in unserem Buch erstmals einer staunenden internationalen Öffentlichkeit vor. Einige der Photographien wurden kürzlich in Deutschland in der Galerie von Hilaneh von Kories in Hamburg gezeigt.

The Arvon Book of Life Writing


Author: Sally Cline,Carole Angier
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408122715
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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Fascinating, wide-ranging, hugely knowledgeable - an indispensable guide and a beguiling education William Boyd Packed with insights and advice - just the inspiration to start writing! Jenny Uglow Everyone has a story. This book shows how the best writers tell them, and offers advice on how to tell them yourself. Biographers Sally Cline and Carole Angier teach life writing - an area of creative writing that is exploding in popularity - at the world-famous Arvon Foundation. They have distilled the essence of their popular course on memoir, autobiography and biography into this wide-ranging book. The Arvon Book of Life Writing offers three fascinating ways into the genre. First, reflections on their trade by the authors, exploring its special challenges: truth, memory, ethics, evidence and interpretation. Second, personal tips and tales from 32 top British and American life writers - autobiographers and memoirists, literary, sports and celebrity biographers; plus a critic, an agent, a literary editor, two novelists, and a ghost writer. Third, a practical guide, complete with exercises, designed for use in creative writing courses or by individual writers at home.

Historicizing Lifestyle

Mediating Taste, Consumption and Identity from the 1900s to 1970s
Author: Joanne Hollows,Mr David Bell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409490637
Category: Social Science
Page: 188
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Lifestyles have a history, and lifestyle media is fundamentally implicated in this history. This original volume examines issues of taste, media and lifestyle from the 1900s to 1970s, providing a wealth of empirical evidence and debate from varied international perspectives. Including examples as diverse as 'Good Housekeeping' and 'Playboy', it explores the continuities and discontinuities between the past and present to provide a better understanding of the representation of lifestyle and its relationship to the self. The volume demonstrates how ideas about gender, nation and 'race' problematize taken-for-granted assumptions about lifestyle, with particular emphasis on the new middle classes in the US. The book also examines the role of advertising and marketing in mediating ideas about lifestyle, the role of material culture in the construction of cultural hierarchies and the positioning of social groups within wider cartographies of taste. The volume makes a significant contribution to this growing field and will interest academics and students in media and cultural studies, communication studies, cultural history and sociology.

TechGnosis

Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information
Author: Erik Davis
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949313
Category: Computers
Page: 456
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How does our fascination with technology intersect with the religious imagination? In TechGnosis—a cult classic now updated and reissued with a new afterword—Erik Davis argues that while the realms of the digital and the spiritual may seem worlds apart, esoteric and religious impulses have in fact always permeated (and sometimes inspired) technological communication. Davis uncovers startling connections between such seemingly disparate topics as electricity and alchemy; online roleplaying games and religious and occult practices; virtual reality and gnostic mythology; programming languages and Kabbalah. The final chapters address the apocalyptic dreams that haunt technology, providing vital historical context as well as new ways to think about a future defined by the mutant intermingling of mind and machine, nightmare and fantasy.

Bibles and Baedekers

Tourism, Travel, Exile and God
Author: Michael Grimshaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317491475
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Contemporary tourism and travel have become a form of religion, a new opiate of the masses. However, could Church and theology be religious forms of tourism and travel? 'Bibles and Baedekers' offers a theology of tourism and exile for a modern and postmodern world. It examines the ways in which location, identity and movement have made use of religious texts and metaphor and questions the relative absence of secular texts and ideas in theology. The theology of the tourist and traveller is one of new experiences, the acquisition of identity through movement. 'Bibles and Baedekers' uniquely applies this to the postmodern Christian, embodying the fulfilment of Bonhoeffer's 'religionless Christianity', dislocated from both a secular and 'religious' world.

World Authors, 1995-2000


Author: Mari Rich,H. W. Wilson,Olivia J. Smith,Clifford Thompson
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 872
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Presents profiles of contemporary novelists, playwrights, essayists, historians, and poets from around the world.

The New Yorker


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literature
Page: N.A
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But beautiful

ein Buch über Jazz
Author: Geoff Dyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596153145
Category:
Page: 253
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The Bad Side of Books

Selected Essays of D.H. Lawrence
Author: D.H. Lawrence
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1681373645
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 512
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You could describe D.H. Lawrence as the great multi-instrumentalist among the great writers of the twentieth century. He was a brilliant, endlessly controversial novelist who transformed, for better and for worse, the way we write about sex and emotions; he was a wonderful poet; he was an essayist of burning curiosity, expansive lyricism, odd humor, and radical intelligence, equaled, perhaps, only by Virginia Woolf. Here Geoff Dyer, one of the finest essayists of our day, draws on the whole range of Lawrence’s published essays to reintroduce him to a new generation of readers for whom the essay has become an important genre. We get Lawrence the book reviewer, writing about Death in Venice and welcoming Ernest Hemingway; Lawrence the travel writer, in Mexico and New Mexico and Italy; Lawrence the memoirist, depicting his strange sometime-friend Maurice Magnus; Lawrence the restless inquirer into the possibilities of the novel, writing about the novel and morality and addressing the question of why the novel matters; and, finally, the Lawrence who meditates on birdsong or the death of a porcupine in the Rocky Mountains. Dyer’s selection of Lawrence’s essays is a wonderful introduction to a fundamental, dazzling writer.

Vivian Maier

Street Photographer
Author: John Maloof
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 1576876330
Category: Photography
Page: 136
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Please note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher. A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries—and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America’s post-war golden age. It wasn’t until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier’s negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work.

Not Sorry

Vergeuden Sie Ihr Leben nicht mit Leuten und Dingen, auf die Sie keine Lust haben
Author: Sarah Knight
Publisher: Ullstein Ebooks
ISBN: 3843714517
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
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Sind Sie gestresst und überarbeitet? Sind Sie enttäuscht vom Leben? Haben Sie es satt, allen zu gefallen, statt an sich selbst zu denken? Dann gilt auch für Sie: Sorry, but not sorry. Hören Sie auf, sich zu entschuldigen. Vergessen Sie die Meinung der anderen. Machen Sie sich frei von ungeliebten Verpflichtungen, Scham und Schuld. Beschäftigen Sie sich lieber mit Leuten und Dingen, die Sie glücklich machen. Sarah Knights Methoden helfen Ihnen dabei, sich von Unwichtigem zu trennen und das Leben zu genießen.

Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits


Author: N.A
Publisher: powerHouse Books
ISBN: 1576876985
Category: Photography
Page: 120
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The original, instant classic which set the world afire. The first book to introduce the phenomenon that is the life story and work of Vivian Maier. A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries—and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America’s post-war golden age. It wasn’t until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier’s negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work. Please note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher.

Warum ich nicht länger mit Weißen über Hautfarbe spreche


Author: Reni Eddo-Lodge
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 360811534X
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Viel zu lange wurde Rassismus als reines Problem rechter Extremisten definiert. Doch die subtileren, nicht weniger gefährlichen Vorurteile finden sich dort, wo man am wenigsten mit ihnen rechnen würde – im Herzen der achtbaren Gesellschaft. Was bedeutet es, in einer Welt, in der Weißsein als die selbstverständliche Norm gilt, nicht weiß zu sein? Reni Eddo-Lodge spürt den historischen Wurzeln der Vorurteile nach, und zeigt unmissverständlich, dass die Ungleichbehandlung Weißer und Nicht-Weißer unseren Systemen seit Generationen eingeschrieben ist. Ob in Politik oder Popkultur – nicht nur in der europaweiten Angst vor Immigration, sondern auch in aufwogenden Protestwellen gegen eine schwarze Hermine oder einen dunkelhäutigen Stormtrooper wird klar: Diskriminierende Tendenzen werden nicht nur von offenen Rassisten, sondern auch von vermeintlich toleranten Menschen praktiziert. Um die Ungerechtigkeiten des strukturellen Rassismus herauszustellen und zu bekämpfen, müssen darum People of Color und Weiße gleichermaßen aktiv werden – »Es gibt keine Gerechtigkeit, es gibt nur uns.«

The Incomplete Guide to Yoga


Author: Charlotte Carnegie
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780993455
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 666
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Whether you are completely new to yoga, a more advanced practitioner who feels they can't see the wood for the trees or simply someone who would like to know what all these people who seem to go on about yoga are actually talking about, this is the first book you need to read. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a comprehensive introduction and guide to yoga, covering everything from the philosophical background and history to the nuts and bolts of how to practice - and pretty much everything in between. There are hundreds of books about yoga, covering hundreds of topics and viewpoints, many conflicting with each other. If you have ever stood in a bookshop and thought I AM JUST A NORMAL PERSON WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT YOGA IS AND WHAT ON EARTH I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WITH IT, then reading this book will do the job nicely. The Incomplete Guide to Yoga is a unique synthesis of the many aspects of yoga, and its relationship with modern thinking. It provides clear, unbiased explanations and will leave you with your own coherent picture of yoga and how it will work for you.