Look Back in Hunger


Author: Jo Brand
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755359283
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 300
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Jo Brand is one of Britain's funniest and best-loved comedians. With a sharp eye for the absurd and in her own unique voice she tells her story for the first time. What possessed her to become a professional comedian in the cut-throat world of stand-up comedy after ten years as a psychiatric nurse? How did she deal with late night drunken audiences? Raised in middle class comfort, she left home in her teens to live with someone entirely inappropriate. Her parents were aghast at her behaviour and attempted to rein in her excesses, finally giving up when she demonstrated that she was not headed for the life of a nun. From her early years growing up in a small south coast town with two brothers who toughened her up, to emerging on stage as 'The Sea Monster', Jo Brand tells it like it is with wit, candour and a wonderful sense that life can be ridiculous but there's always a funny side.Jo Brand is one of Britain's funniest and best-loved comedians. With a sharp eye for the absurd and in her own unique voice she tells her story for the first time.

Modern Girl

Mein Leben mit Sleater-Kinney
Author: Carrie Brownstein
Publisher: Benevento
ISBN: 3710950139
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 328
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Mit klarem, offenem Blick erzählt Carrie Brownstein vom Aufwachsen in einer Kleinstadtidylle, deren Fassade früh zu bröckeln beginnt, vom Leben vor, mit und nach einer der bekanntesten Punkbands der USA und von dem Versuch, sich selbst in und außerhalb der Musik zu finden.

'Curing queers'

Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74
Author: Tommy Dickinson
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1784990612
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of the men and women who nursed them. It examines why the majority of the nurses followed orders in administering the treatment in spite of the zero success-rate in 'straightening out' queer men but also why a small number surreptitiously defied their superiors by engaging in fascinating subversive behaviours. 'Curing queers' makes a significant and substantial contribution to the history of nursing and the history of sexuality, bringing together two sub-disciplines that combine only infrequently. It will be of interest to general readers as well as scholars and students in nursing, history, gender studies, and health care ethics and law.

Terry Nation

The Man Who Invented the Daleks
Author: Alwyn W. Turner
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 184513687X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
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The Daleks are one of the most iconic and fearsome creations in television history. Since their first appearance in 1963, they have simultaneously fascinated and terrified generations of children, their instant success ensuring, and sometimes eclipsing, that of Doctor Who. They sprang from the imagination of Terry Nation, a failed stand-up comic who became one of the most prolific writers for television that Britian ever produced. Survivors, his vision of a post-apocalyptic England, so haunted audiences in the Seventies that the BBC revived it over thirty years on, and Blake’s 7, constantly rumored for return, endures as a cult sci-fi classic. But it is for his genocidal pepperpots that Nation is most often remembered, and on the 50th anniversary of their creation they continue to top the Saturday-night ratings. Yet while the Daleks brought him notoriety and riches, Nation played a much wider role in British broadcasting’s golden age. He wrote for Spike Milligan, Frankie Howerd and an increasingly troubled Tony Hancock, and as one of the key figures behind the adventure series of the Sixties – including The Avengers, The Saint and The Persuaders! – he turned the pulp classics of his boyhood into a major British export. In The Man Who Invented the Daleks, acclaimed cultural historian Alwyn W. Turner, explores the curious and contested origins of Doctor Who's greatest villains, and sheds light on a strange world of ambitious young writers, producers and performers without whom British culture today would look very different.

The Hunger - Die letzte Reise

Roman
Author: Alma Katsu
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641226279
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Mitte April 1846 bricht die so genannte »Donner Party« – insgesamt fast neunzig Männer, Frauen und Kinder – aus Springfield, Illinois, auf. Ihr Ziel ist Kalifornien. Ein Ort, an dem alles besser ist. An dem schon viele Siedler ihr Glück gefunden haben. Doch schon bald sind die Nerven zum Zerreißen angespannt: der Hunger, das Klima und die Feindseligkeiten innerhalb der Gruppe verwandeln den Wagentreck in ein Pulverfass. Dann kommt ein kleiner Junge unter mysteriösen Umständen zu Tode, und ein Siedler nach dem anderen verschwindet spurlos. Langsam aber sicher wird klar, dass die Donner Party in den Weiten der Prärie nicht alleine ist. Dass »Etwas« sie begleitet. Etwas, das großen Hunger hat ...

Beyond a Joke

Inside the Dark World of Stand-up Comedy
Author: Bruce Dessau
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140905179X
Category: Humor
Page: 304
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Beyond a Joke is a celebration of comedy - one of the modern world's most dominant and compelling art forms - but it is also the story of comedy's dark side, homing in on the scandals that have surrounded some of light entertainment's biggest stars, and telling it as it is, featuring insight from one who was there at the time. While Beyond a Joke explores the extremes of this world it also addresses another question. Are comedians naturally dysfunctional, or does the stress and pressure of the job make them dysfunctional? Ruby Wax once told the author that she had builders in her house who were just as emotionally unstable as most stand-up comedians she had worked with. But they don't want to go on stage and plead with an audience to love them. Bruce Dessau is the only person who could write this book. From Russell Brand slashing his chest onstage to Jo Brand trashing a friend's car on the motorway, he has heard it all. Bruce Dessau knows where the bodies are buried.

Intuitiv abnehmen

Zurück zu natürlichem Essverhalten
Author: Elyse Resch,Evelyn Tribole
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641104459
Category: Cooking
Page: 448
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Intuitiv schlank und schön! Schluss mit dem Diätwahn und zurück zu einem natürlichen Körpergefühl und Essgenuss ohne schlechtes Gewissen – diese Botschaft vermitteln die beiden Autorinnen in ihrem Buch „Intuitiv Abnehmen“. Denn wer bewusst und ohne Schuldgefühle isst und auf seinen Körper hört, der wird lernen seinen Körper zu akzeptieren. So fällt es ganz leicht, stressfrei und auf natürliche Weise abzunehmen.

Looking Back to See

A Country Music Memoir
Author: Maxine Brown
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 1557289344
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 359
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Revealing, entertaining window on the music of the ’50s and ’60s

Social Studies of Science and Technology: Looking Back, Ahead

Looking Back, Ahead
Author: B. Joerges,H. Nowotny,H Nowotny
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402014819
Category: Philosophy
Page: 304
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The sociology of the sciences yearbook : a personal retrospective / Richard Whitley -- Sciences, science studies and their publics : speculating on future relations / Ulrike Felt -- Is that politics? / Emilie Gomart and Maarten Hajer -- Science and the postmodern shift in contemporary democracies / Yaron Ezrahi -- History of social science : understanding modernity and rethinking social studies of science / Bjorn Wittrock -- The 'triple helix' and 'new production of knowledge' as socio-cognitive fields / Terry Shinn -- The conundrum of consciousness : changing landscapes of knowledge at the turn of the millennium / Sabine Maasen -- In a constitutional moment : science and social order at the millennium / Sheila Jasanoff -- Growth, differentiation, expansion and change of identity - the future of science / Peter Weingart -- Institutionalizing science & technology studies in the academy / Stephen Hilgartner -- Prolepsis : considerations for histories of science after 2000 / Michael Hagner and Hans-Jorg Rheinberger -- Joy in repetition makes the future disappear : a critical assessment of the present state of STS / Michael Guggenheim and Helga Nowotny -- Reflections on the millennium, calendars, and the Gregorian hegemony / Bernward Joerges.

Die Tribute von Panem. Gefährliche Liebe


Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH
ISBN: 3862741400
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 432
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Für wen wird Katniss sich entscheiden? Grandios: der zweite Teil der "Panem"-Trilogie! Seitdem Katniss und Peeta sich geweigert haben, einander in der Arena zu töten, werden sie vom Kapitol als Liebespaar durch das ganze Land geschickt. Doch da ist auch noch Gale, der Jugendfreund von Katniss. Und mit einem Mal weiß sie nicht mehr, was sie wirklich fühlt - oder fühlen darf. Als immer mehr Menschen in ihr und Peeta ein Symbol des Widerstands sehen, geraten sie alle in große Gefahr. Und Katniss muss sich entscheiden - zwischen Peeta und Gale, zwischen Freiheit und Sicherheit, zwischen Leben und Tod ... Die Fortsetzung des Bestsellers "Die Tribute von Panem - Tödliche Spiele". Vielfach ausgezeichnet und auf allen US-Bestsellerlisten.

Contemporary Women Writers Look Back

From Irony to Nostalgia
Author: Alice Ridout
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441168656
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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Long before John Barth announced in his famous 1967 essay that late 20th-century fiction was 'The Literature of Exhaustion,' authors have been retelling and recycling stories. Barth was, however, right to identify in postmodern fiction a particular self-consciousness about its belatedness at the end of a long literary tradition. This book traces the move in contemporary women's writing from the self-conscious, ironic parodies of postmodernism to the nostalgic and historical turn of the 21st century. It analyses how contemporary women writers deal with their literary inheritances, offering an illuminating and provocative study of contemporary women writers' re-writings of previous texts and stories. Through close readings of novels by key contemporary women writers including Toni Morrison, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, Emma Tennant and Helen Fielding, and of the ITV adaptation, Lost in Austen, Alice Ridout examines the politics of parody and nostalgia, exploring the limitations and possibilities of both in the contexts of feminism and postcolonialism.

The Hunger to Look Younger


Author: Skip Klein
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595467377
Category: Fiction
Page: 228
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After discovering that hurricane Andrew did something to their hedges, known in Florida as ficus, this group of seniors find a way to turn the leaves into a miraculous ointment. It not only heals and soothes, it reduces sags and bags. It tightens wrinkles. It makes you look years younger and it makes you feel young again. They relive the youthful days of food fights, volley ball games and even sock hops. Is that copasetic or what?

Gregor und die graue Prophezeiung


Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH
ISBN: 3862741435
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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Den Auftakt der spannenden Kinderbuchreihe der Bestsellerautorin Suzanne Collins ("Die Tribute von Panem") nun erstmals auch digital erleben! Für ein etwas jüngeres Publikum, aber ebenso fesselnd und mitreißend! Fantastisch und spannend! Gregor entdeckt ein geheimnisvolles Land unterhalb von New York ... Als der elfjährige Gregor seine kleine Schwester vor dem Sturz in den Lüftungsschacht des Wäschekellers bewahren will, kommen ihnen Nebelschwaden entgegen und sie fallen in ein scheinbar endloses Nichts. Sie landen im Unterland, einer Welt unterhalb von New York City. Dort leben fast durchsichtig wirkende Menschen neben riesigen sprechenden Kakerlaken und Fledermäusen, die als Reittiere benutzt werden. Gregor ist fasziniert, aber trotzdem will er nur eins: so schnell wie möglich zurück nach Hause. Es genügt schon, dass sein Vater vor mehr als zwei Jahren spurlos verschwunden ist! Da erfährt Gregor, dass er in einer Prophezeiung vorkommt. Wenn er sich auf sie einlässt, könnte er nicht nur den Unterländern gegen die Ratten helfen, sondern auch seinen Vater finden ... Abenteuer in einem geheimnisvollen Land tief unter der Erde - der erste von fünf fesselnden "Gregor"-Romanen.

H wie Habicht


Author: Helen Macdonald
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 384371147X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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Der Spiegel-Bestseller Der Tod ihres Vaters trifft Helen unerwartet. Erschüttert von der Wucht der Trauer wird der Kindheitstraum in ihr wach, ihren eigenen Habicht aufzuziehen und zu zähmen. Und so zieht das stolze Habichtweibchen Mabel bei ihr ein. Durch die intensive Beschäftigung mit dem Tier entwickelt sich eine konzentrierte Nähe zwischen den beiden, die tröstend und heilend wirkt. Doch Mabel ist nicht irgendein Tier. Mabel ist ein Greifvogel. Mabel tötet. »Um einen Greifvogel abzurichten, muss man ihn wie einen Greifvogel beobachten, erst dann kann man vorhersagen, was er als Nächstes tun wird. Schließlich sieht man die Körpersprache des Vogels gar nicht mehr – man scheint zu fühlen, was der Vogel fühlt. Die Wahrnehmung des Vogels wird zur eigenen. Als die Tage in dem abgedunkelten Raum vergingen und ich mich immer mehr in den Habicht hineinversetzte, schmolz mein Menschsein von mir ab.« Helen Macdonald Ein Buch über die Erinnerung, über Natur und Freiheit - und über das Glück, sich einer großen Aufgabe von ganzem Herzen zu widmen. »[Macdonalds] anschaulicher Stil – verblüffend und außerordentlich präzise – ist nur ein Teil dessen, was dieses Buch ausmacht. Die Geschichte vom Abrichten Mabels liest sich wie ein Thriller. Die allmählich und behutsam anwachsende Spannung lässt den Atem stocken ... Fesselnd.« Rachel Cooke Observer * New York Times Bestseller * Costa Award für das beste Buch des Jahres 2014 * Samuel Johnson Prize

Die Rückkehr

Auf der Suche nach meinem verlorenen Vater
Author: Hisham Matar
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641194407
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument.

Hunger in the Balance

The New Politics of International Food Aid
Author: Jennifer Clapp
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801464404
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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Food aid has become a contentious issue in recent decades, with sharp disagreements over genetically modified crops, agricultural subsidies, and ways of guaranteeing food security in the face of successive global food crises. In Hunger in the Balance, Jennifer Clapp provides a timely and comprehensive account of the contemporary politics of food aid, explaining the origins and outcomes of recent clashes between donor nations—and between donors and recipients. She identifies fundamental disputes between donors over "tied" food aid, which requires that food be sourced in the donor country, versus "untied" aid, which provides cash to purchase food closer to the source of hunger. These debates have been especially intense between the major food aid donors, particularly the European Union and the United States. Similarly, the EU’s rejection of GMO agricultural imports has raised concerns among recipients about accepting GMO foodstuffs from the United States. For the several hundred million people who at present have little choice but to rely on food aid for their daily survival, Clapp concludes, the consequences of these political differences are profound.

World Hunger


Author: Brian Kenneth Swain
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595443087
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
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Vanguard Corporation, an agricultural company led by a greedy and mercurial CEO, has developed a new line of genetically modified seed products. Designed to significantly increase crop yields and resist draught, pests, and disease in the hopes of reducing hunger in Third World countries, the seeds should also earn huge profits for the firm. Vanguard's testing in Belarus, Colombia, and India initially goes well, but midway through the crops' development, reports begin to emerge of bizarre insect observations linked to incidents of domestic animal slaughter, and eventually, the death of several people. The high-growth genetic enhancements engineered into the seeds have been transferred into the insects through their ingestion of the test crops. The strains of these "super" insects are much larger, more aggressive, and increasingly resistant to pesticides and disease than their natural counterparts. As the insects become more plentiful and widespread, Vanguard desperately combats them while dealing with the media, environmentalists, the government, and other distractions. Meanwhile, scientists, entomologists, and field operatives frantically work together to eradicate the new species and deal with the fallout of mankind's apathy toward environmental meddling.