Faces In The Crowd

Author: Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847085580
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In the heart of Mexico City, a woman, trapped in a house and a marriage she can neither fully inhabit nor abandon, thinks about her past. She has decided to write a novel about her days at a publishing house in New York; about the strangers who became lovers and the poets and ghosts who once lived in her neighbourhood. In particular, one of the obsessions of her youth - Gilberto Owen - an obscure Mexican poet of the 1920s, a marginal figure of the Harlem Renaissance, a busker on Manhattan's subway platforms, a friend and an enemy of Federico Garc�a Lorca. As she writes, Gilberto Owen comes to life on the page; a solitary, faceless man living on the edges of Harlem's writing and drinking circles at the beginning of the Great Depression, haunted by the ghostly image of a woman travelling on the New York subway. Mutually distorting mirrors, their two lives connect across the decades between them; forming a single elegy of love and loss.

Faces In The Crowd

Author: Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 9781566893541
Size: 14.53 MB
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Collapsing narratives and the perils of translation from "one of the most important new voices in Mexican writing" (Alma Guillermoprieto).

Faces In The Crowd

Author: Valeria Luiselli
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 9781566893558
Size: 20.61 MB
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Collapsing narratives and the perils of translation from "one of the most important new voices in Mexican writing." (Alma Guillermoprieto)

Some Faces In The Crowd

Author: Budd Schulberg
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453261828
Size: 17.87 MB
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Twenty dazzling stories by the writer behind On the Waterfront and A Face in the Crowd Despite growing up among Hollywood’s most powerful producers and movie stars in the 1920s and ’30s, Budd Schulberg was always a populist at heart. In this collection of his best short fiction, Schulberg takes readers from the halls of privilege in Los Angeles to smoky dives and dockyard slums in New York. His eye for detail and nose for trouble render characters as vividly as a Weegee photograph. These stories also represent the great clash of people and ideas in mid-century America. The collection includes “The Arkansas Traveler,” the story Schulberg adapted into the influential, prescient film A Face in the Crowd starring Andy Griffith. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Budd Schulberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Faces In The Crowd

Author: Chris Bale
Publisher: Chinese University Press
ISBN: 9622018858
Size: 17.24 MB
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Divided into two volumes, The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law, Politics, and Human Nature offers a landmark collection of writings from twenty Christian thinkers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and analyses of their work by leading contemporary religious scholars.With selections from the works of Jacques Maritain, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Dorothy Day, Pope John Paul II, Susan B. Anthony, Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Reinhold Niebuhr, Martin Luther King Jr., Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Lossky, and others, Volume 2 illustrates the different venues, vectors, and sometimes-conflicting visions of what a Christian understanding of law, politics, and society entails. The collection includes works by popes, pastors, nuns, activists, and theologians writing from within the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian traditions. Addressing racism, totalitarianism, sexism, and other issues, many of the figures in this volume were the victims of church censure, exile, imprisonment, assassination, and death in Nazi concentration camps. These writings amplify the long and diverse tradition of modern Christian social thought and its continuing relevance to contemporary pluralistic societies. The volume speaks to questions regarding the nature and purpose of law and authority, the limits of rule and obedience, the care and nurture of the needy and innocent, the rights and wrongs of war and violence, and the separation of church and state. The historical focus and ecumenical breadth of this collection fills an important scholarly gap and revives the role of Christian social thought in legal and political theory.The first volume of The Teachings of Modern Christianity on Law Politics, and Human Nature includes essays by leading contemporary religious scholars, exploring the ideas, influences, and intellectual and cultural contexts of the figures from this volume.

Faces In The Crowd

Author: Donna S. Thomas
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
ISBN: 9781596692053
Size: 13.73 MB
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This book is a personal evangelism tool that takes readers outside the box. Donna S. Thomas will not only help readers see the international neighbors in their backyard, she will also help them learn to effectively build relationships and share the gospel with others. Filled with practical ideas, readers will learn the basics of how to start a onversation, build a meaningful relationship, share gospel truths in a cross-cultural context, and incorporate the Lord into your ongoing conversations. Who is this book for? Anyone ready to accept the challenge to become a twenty-first century disciple— the person who stops to see the faces in the crowd, just as Jesus did, and then reaches out in love. Appropriate for individual or group use or evangelism training.

Faces In The Crowd

Author: Gary Giddins
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 030680705X
Size: 20.44 MB
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Thirty-seven profiles of major figures in the culture of our century.