Tigertail's award-winning 2014 WordSpeak teen team brings you the leading edge of new work in spoken word. These seven incredible teens will read poems they presented at the annual Brave New Voices international youth spoken word festival, which was held this past July in Philadelphia. They are sure to rivet you to your seat. Book cover is designed by Chris Meesey.
For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce’s big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of Ulysses was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom’s day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as “obscene, lewd, and lascivious.” Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. The Most Dangerous Book tells the remarkable story surrounding Ulysses, from the first stirrings of Joyce’s inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933.
Literary historian Kevin Birmingham follows Joyce’s years as a young writer, his feverish work on his literary masterpiece, and his ardent love affair with Nora Barnacle, the model for Molly Bloom. Joyce and Nora socialized with literary greats like Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Beach. Their support helped Joyce fight an array of anti-vice crusaders while his book was disguised and smuggled, pirated and burned in the United States and Britain. The long struggle for publication added to the growing pressures of Joyce’s deteriorating eyesight, finances and home life.
Salvation finally came from the partnership of Bennett Cerf, the cofounder of Random House, and Morris Ernst, a dogged civil liberties lawyer. With their stewardship, the case ultimately rested on the literary merit of Joyce’s master work. The sixty-year-old judicial practices governing obscenity in the United States were overturned because a federal judge could get inside Molly Bloom’s head.
Birmingham’s archival work brings to light new information about both Joyce and the story surroundingUlysses. Written for ardent Joyceans as well as novices who want to get to the heart of the greatest novel of the twentieth century, The Most Dangerous Book is a gripping examination of how the world came to say yes to Ulysses.
About the Author:
Kevin Birmingham received his Ph.D. in English from Harvard, where he was a lecturer in History & Literature. He is currently an instructor in the university’s Writing Program. His research focuses on fiction, literary history, literary obscenity, the avant-garde and biography. He was a bartender in a Dublin pub featured in Ulysses for one day before he was unceremoniously fired. The Most Dangerous Book is his first book, and it was a New York Timesbestseller. He is currently working on a second book forthcoming with Penguin Press.
La que peca y reza es una novela ambientada en el caribe Colombiano actual. La historia gira en torno a una joven confundida, un milagro y una canonización. Constantemente lo individual choca con lo institucional. Lucía es una joven que ha sido beneficiada por la Iglesia desde su niñez, pero también ha sido una víctima de ella. Su vida ya no le pertenece, por eso comienza un viaje íntimo y físico buscando construir y recrear una versión propia de su ser.
Brandon Sanderson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Words of Radiance, coauthor of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and creator of the internationally bestselling Mistborn Trilogy, presents the second book in the Reckoners series: Firefight, the sequel to the #1 bestseller Steelheart.
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They told David it was impossible, that even the Reckoners had never killed a High Epic. Yet Steelheart--invincible, immortal, unconquerable--is dead. And he died by David's hand. Eliminating Steelheart was supposed to make life simpler. Instead, it only made David realize he has questions. Big ones. And no one in Newcago can give him answers.
Babylon Restored, the city formerly known as the borough of Manhattan, has possibilities, though. Ruled by the mysterious High Epic Regalia, Babylon Restored is flooded and miserable, but David is sure it's the path that will lead him to what he needs to find. Entering a city oppressed by a High Epic despot is risky, but David's willing to take the gamble. Because killing Steelheart left a hole in David's heart. A hole where his thirst for vengeance once lived. Somehow, he filled that hole with another Epic--Firefight. And now he will go on a quest darker and even more dangerous than the fight against Steelheart to find her, and to get his answers.
About the Author:
Brandon Sanderson is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Steelheart, the first book in the Reckoners series, and the internationally bestselling books in the Stormlight Archive and the Mistborn series. He was also chosen to complete Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. His books have been published in more than twenty-five languages and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Firefight is the second book in the Reckoners series. He lives and writes in Utah. To learn more about Brandon and his books, visit him at brandonsanderson.com and follow @BrandSanderson on Twitter.
Miami Beach has been "America's Playground" for a century. Still one of the world's most popular resorts, its 1930s Art Deco architecture placed this picturesque city on the National Register of Historic Places. Yet a whole generation of earlier buildings was erased from the landscape and mostly forgotten: the house of refuge for shipwrecked sailors, the oceanfront mansions of Millionaires' Row, entrepreneur Carl Fisher's five grand hotels, the Community Theatre, the Miami Beach Garden and more. Join historian Carolyn Klepser as she rediscovers through words and pictures the lost treasures of Miami Beach and recounts the changes that sparked a renowned preservation movement.
About the Author:
Carloyn Klepser has spent nearly twenty years researching the architecture of Miami Beach for both local architects and as a consultant to the city. She has assisted in the designation of many of the city's historic districts and sites. With Miami historian Arva Moore Parks, she co-authored Miami Then and Now in 2002, and a revised edition in 2014.
Everything was just normal for Katherine, until one day on her way to college a small vine grabbed her leg and threw her to the wrong college.
Was this a curse? Days go by and fantasy turns into reality!
When magical wands used to defend against evil are suddenly broken, everyone’s blaming her. Now it’s up to Katherine and her friends to obtain new wands. But that’s not all; she must unravel the clues in her quest, find out the truth about herself and her family, and discover herself.
During this journey, her true mission is revealed. On this daring adventure she must face her enemy…. Now Katherine must find out who the evil is. Katherine is after the evil, but the evil is after her.
About the Author:
Note: 10 year old Author goes by the pen name Stella G. Taylor
Stella is a budding 10 year old author. Inspired by her teachers at school, she started writing this book when she was 9. After being pushed by her parents to put her pencils down before she turned 11, she finally set her mind to completing it!
Stella is modest about her perfect FCAT writing score. She has written short plays, extempore, poems and has won multiple writing awards such as PTA Reflections, and has been a finalist in many local competitions. Armed with the confidence gained from these achievements, she embarked on a journey to write this fantasy book. She is also quite an artist, and has received several awards. All of the illustrations in this book were created by Stella and were digitized to be placed in the book.
Stella would like 50% of the proceeds from this book to go towards her school, Indian Trace Elementary.
This book may be a small offering, but for Stella it’s an opportunity to share her imagination with the world and inspire other young authors.
A native of Haiti, Dimitry Elias Léger makes his remarkable debut with this story of romance, politics, and religion that traces the fates of three lovers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the challenges they face readjusting to life after an earthquake devastates their city.
Reflecting the chaos of disaster and its aftermath, God Loves Haiti switches between time periods and locations, yet always moves closer to solving the driving mystery at its center: Will the artist Natasha Robert reunite with her one true love, the injured Alain Destiné, and live happily ever after? Warm and constantly surprising, told in the incandescent style of José Saramago and Roberto Bolaño, and reminiscent of Gabriel García Márquez’s hauntingly beautiful Love in The Time of Cholera, God Loves Haitiis an homage to a lost time and city, and the people who embody it.
About the Author:
Dimitry Elias Léger was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Educated at St. John's University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, he is a former staff writer at the Miami Herald, Fortune magazine, and the Source magazine, and also a contributor to the New York Times, Newsweek, and The Face magazine in the UK. In 2010 he worked as an adviser to the United Nations' disaster recovery operations in Haiti after the earthquake. This is his first novel. He lives with his family in France and the United States.
Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1969. Her parents separately moved to the United States in the next several years, and then Danticat followed them there at the age of 12. Danticat grew up speaking French and Creole and she spoke no English upon moving to the United States. However, after only two years, she began writing in English and now is an accomplished writer of English short stories and novels. Her work has been translated into several languages including Korean, Italian, German, Spanish and Swedish.
Her first published writing in English became the inspiration for her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory. She has also published a collection of short stories, Krik? Krak! , and an additional novel The Farming of the Bones. Her own life experiences have provided background and inspiration for her writing. Danticat's short stories and novels focus on recurring themes such as migration, sexuality, gender and history.
Danticat's recent first person fiction novel is Behind the Mountains. The subject matter of this book also stems from Danticat's own childhood and adaptation to a new life in Brooklyn, New York. The protagonist, Celiane Esperance and her family escape a politically unstable and impoverished Haiti. After years of separation, Celiane reunites with her family in Brooklyn, where she is shocked by life in the new city.
Danticat currently lives in New York and teaches Creative Writing at New York University.
Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the building of the new town library.
Lucky Kyle wins a coveted spot to be one of the first 12 kids in the library for an overnight of fun, food, and lots and lots of games. But when morning comes, the doors remain locked. Kyle and the other winners must solve every clue and every secret puzzle to find the hidden escape route. And the stakes are very high.
In this cross between Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and A Night in the Museum, Agatha Award winner Chris Grabenstein uses rib-tickling humor to create the perfect tale for his quirky characters. Old fans and new readers will become enthralled with the crafty twists and turns of this ultimate library experience.
"Pick up Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library for your kids to discover the coolest library in the world." —James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
About the Author:
CHRIS GRABENSTEIN is the co-author (with James Patterson) of the #1 New York Times Bestseller I FUNNY. Winner of one Anthony and three Agatha Awards for his spooky and funny Haunted Mystery series, Chris has written over twenty books, a stage play, scripts for Jim Henson's Muppets, and the CBS-TV movie The Christmas Gift, starring John Denver. A former advertising executive and improvisational comedian, he lives in New York City with his wife, three cats, and a rescue dog named Fred who starred on Broadway in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Between November 1963, when he became president, and November 1966, when his party was routed in the midterm elections, Lyndon Johnson spearheaded the most transformative agenda in American political history since the New Deal, one whose ambition and achievement have had no parallel since. In just three years, Johnson drove the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts; the War on Poverty program; Medicare and Medicaid; the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities; Public Broadcasting; immigration liberalization; a raft of consumer and environmental protection acts; and major federal investments in public transportation. Collectively, this group of achievements was labeled by Johnson and his team the “Great Society.”
In The Fierce Urgency of Now, Julian E. Zelizer takes the full measure of the entire story in all its epic sweep. Before Johnson, Kennedy tried and failed to achieve many of these advances. Our practiced understanding is that this was an unprecedented “liberal hour” in America, a moment, after Kennedy’s death, when the seas parted and Johnson could simply stroll through to victory. As Zelizer shows, this view is off-base: In many respects America was even more conservative than it seems now, and Johnson’s legislative program faced bitter resistance. The Fierce Urgency of Now animates the full spectrum of forces at play during these turbulent years, including religious groups, the media, conservative and liberal political action groups, unions, and civil rights activists.
Above all, the great character in the book whose role rivals Johnson’s is Congress—indeed, Zelizer argues that our understanding of the Great Society program is too Johnson-centric. He discusses why Congress was so receptive to passing these ideas in a remarkably short span of time and how the election of 1964 and burgeoning civil rights movement transformed conditions on Capitol Hill. Zelizer brings a deep, intimate knowledge of the institution to bear on his story: The book is a master class in American political grand strategy.
Finally, Zelizer reckons with the legacy of the Great Society. Though our politics have changed, the heart of the Great Society legislation remains intact fifty years later. In fact, he argues, the Great Society shifted the American political center of gravity—and our social landscape—decisively to the left in many crucial respects. In a very real sense, we are living today in the country that Johnson and his Congress made.
About the Author:
Julian E. Zelizer is the Malcolm Stevenson Forbes, Class of 1941 Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University and a fellow at New America. He is the author and editor of numerous books that examine U.S. political leaders, policies, and institutions since the New Deal. His most recent books are Jimmy Carter, Arsenal of Democracy, and Governing America: The Revival of Political History. He is also a weekly columnist for CNN.com.
Este poemario se resume en todo lo que siente el corazón de los enamorados, todo lo que he querido transmitir lo hago de una forma pasional. Son poemas de amor y desamor, de alegrías, tristezas, esperanzas, pero sobre todo de amor puro.
Luty Molíns Marín nace en 1957 en Puerto Real, hermoso pueblo de tradición marinera y con importantes industrias de transportes (astilleros, aeronáuticas y automoción), enclavado en la Bahía de Cádiz.
Es el segundo de cinco hermanos; sus primeros estudios y bachillerato los concluye en el colegio María Auxiliadora, donde se gradúa en el año 1975
Después de sus estudios comienza su andadura profesional como administrativo en una entidad bancaria en 1978, donde desarrolla su actividad profesional, hasta que en 2.012 se jubila,
y es entonces, cuando al disponer de más tiempo libre,
comienza su andadura literaria.
Entre sus aficiones, se encuentran la parapsicología, siendo miembro fundador del Grupo de su localidad, desde 1975; también es aficionado a la música new age y cinturón negro de artes marciales en la modalidad de Aikido. Actualmente está iniciado en la sanación a través de la luz de los ángeles, y es 2º grado de Reiki en la Casa del maestro Mikau Usui.
En la actualidad presenta y dirige el programa de radio “Oasis de Luz, poesías, músicas y algo más” del Grupo de radio satélite visión América Visión, con sede en Santiago de Chile, de gran éxito en toda la comunidad poética internacional.