Beginning in the "dog days" of the summer of 1963 follow Frankie,D.D. Weed,Bobo and King through their coming of age experience as black teenagers growing up in the rural south in the early to mid 1960's.
Author: Richard Ball
Beginning in the "dog days" of the summer of 1963 follow Frankie,D.D. Weed,Bobo and King through their coming of age experience as black teenagers growing up in the rural south in the early to mid 1960's. Written in the spirit of The Wonder Years and Stand by Me get an humorous and insightful look at life through their eyes.
"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of ...
Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of photographs—records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, the massive bombings of WWII, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, and the silk industry in Norwich. W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996) was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read." It was "one of the great books of the last few years," noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."
The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The ...
Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
The masterworks of W. G. Sebald, now in gorgeous new covers by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund New Directions is delighted to announce beautiful new editions of these three classic Sebald novels, including his two greatest works, The Emigrants and The Rings of Saturn. All three novels are distinguished by their translations, every line of which Sebald himself made pitch-perfect, slaving to carry into English all his essential elements: the shadows, the lambent fallings-back, nineteenth-century Germanic undertones, tragic elegiac notes, and his unique, quiet wit.
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Author: Author Burr Cook
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This Novelette I will classify as Science Fiction with subcategories within the following genres; Philosophy, Adventure, Space Exploration, Ecology, Supernatural fiction or Fantasy. The Story takes place about 20 years in the future and continues for another 25 to 30 years beyond that. A world on the brink disaster was pouring billions into preparation for a war that never happened. The United States, however secretly funneled the money into preparation for a voyage into deep space for the purpose of exploring the planet Saturn. The 20 astronauts returned to an unrecognizable earth, a different planet entirely from the one they had left. A very strange man enters near the end of the tale to provide a surprise ending.
"In the Rings of Saturn is a different kind of book about a different kind of
company. Saturn has been billed as, perhaps, the last gasp chance to
demonstrate a traditional American company's ability to compete in the modern
era while, at the ...
Author: Joe Sherman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Business & Economics
In this compelling, readable narrative, Joe Sherman explores virtually every aspect of the Saturn project, America's biggest and most publicized industrial success of the last decade. Here is the whole story--Saturn's mysterious beginnings inside General Motors in 1982; the site hunt that involved 38 states and ended in Spring Hill, Tennessee; the plant's construction and the transfer of 5,000 UAW members to a historic Southern backwater; and finally the small car's triumph in the marketplace (Consumer Reports and J.D. Powers both dubbed Saturn a made-in-America breakthrough)--all woven together into a candid, panoramic tapestry. In the Rings of Saturn has a striking immediacy: the reader sees almost first-hand GM's 1991 Annual Meeting at the Grand Ole Opry led by chairman Robert Stempel, as gadfly stockholders turn the event into a parody. We spend a week on the crankshaft machining line under the care of paternal, bearlike teamleader Bob Courtemanche, experiencing Saturn's revolutionary but troubled team structure. We even drive around with Spring Hill's flamboyant, tobacco-spitting mayor George Jones, who tells Sherman that the difference between a "Yankee" and a "damned Yankee" is "a Yankee comes here and goes home; a damned Yankee stays." Dozens of characters, from local farmers, to inspired assembly line workers, to "car smarts and gut feel" engineers, move across these pages. Through these flesh-and-blood portraits, Sherman brings to life a very American story of renewal and growth, of great hope and soured expectations, of greed and lost opportunities. And he reveals as well the downside of the project--that while the car itself is a triumph, the project has failed to provide either the learning laboratory General Motors needed or a model for positive redevelopment rural America yearns for. In the Rings of Saturn is both the anatomy of a corporate triumph and an incisive commentary on industrial renewal in the United States. And it exposes the high hopes and earthshattering disappointments that occur when big business appears in rural areas. It is a volume that will enlighten business readers, inform the automotive industry, and entertain Saturn car buyers, many of whom will think: "My little car means all this?"
Daily Organizer and Planner: NASA Rings Of Saturn. This handy 180 day 6 month daily planner notebook will help you organize your entire day, both at work and in your personal life. Keep your life organized, and your priorities on track for the next six months with this handy planner/organizer. Makes a great gift! Planner has check-off lists for: Must Dos Calls to Make + Appointments To Dos Plus fields for jotting: Notes + musings Daily meal ideas
Set in the continuity of the original series, Draconian Fire Part 1: Lo, the Rings of Saturn is the first of three novellas that fill in the gap between the first and second seasons of the 1979 disco scifi TV show Buck Rogers in the 25th ...
The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America's deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems, and returns Buck Rogers to Earth, 500 years later.... The first original Buck Rogers in the 25th Century(r) adventure in over three decades! Set in the continuity of the original series, Draconian Fire Part 1: Lo, the Rings of Saturn is the first of three novellas that fill in the gap between the first and second seasons of the 1979 disco scifi TV show Buck Rogers in the 25th Century(r). Join Buck, Wilma, Princess Ardala and Commander Kane as they face a threat that will either unite the known systems, or instigate all out war. On an undercover mission to save the Earth from an ecological disaster, Buck finds himself trapped on an icy prison moon packed full of his former foes. Soon, he and Colonel Wilma Deering must choose between preventing a madman from blowing them all up, or stopping a mechanical overlord from turning everyone into mindless zombies. Some centuries, it just doesn't pay to be unfrozen
W. G. Sebald was a literary phenomenon: a German literary scholar working in England, who took up creative writing out of dissatisfaction with German post-war letters.
Author: Uwe Schutte
Publisher: Writers and Their Work
Category: Biography & Autobiography
W. G. Sebald was a literary phenomenon: a German literary scholar working in England, who took up creative writing out of dissatisfaction with German post-war letters. Within only a few years, his unique prose books made him one of the most celebrated authors of the late twentieth-century. Sebald died prematurely, aged 57, after the publication of his most celebrated prose fiction Austerlitz. This accessible critical introduction, written by a leading expert, highlights Sebald's double role as writer and academic. It discusses his oeuvre in the order in which his works were published in German in order to offer a deeper understanding of the original development of his literary writings. In addition to concise but incisive interpretations of the main publications, Schütte demonstrates how Sebald's critical writings (most of which still await translation) fed into his literary texts and concludes his study with a perceptive assessment of Sebald as a cult author.