The Illustrated Man

A peerless American storyteller, Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury— eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin.

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Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: 0062079972

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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You could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body. A peerless American storyteller, Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury— eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin. In this phantasmagoric sideshow, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and powerful, Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.

The Illustrated Man

“Prologue: The Illustrated Man” copyright © 1951 by Ray Bradbury. “The Veldt” copyright © 1950 by the Curtis Pub.Co. ... First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition published 2011. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 97-93228 ...

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Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062242211

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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You could hear the voices murmuring, small and muted, from the crowds that inhabited his body. A peerless American storyteller, Ray Bradbury brings wonders alive. The Illustrated Man is classic Bradbury— eighteen startling visions of humankind’s destiny, unfolding across a canvas of decorated skin. In this phantasmagoric sideshow, living cities take their vengeance, technology awakens the most primal natural instincts, Martian invasions are foiled by the good life and the glad hand, and dreams are carried aloft in junkyard rockets. Provocative and powerful, Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man is a kaleidoscopic blending of magic, imagination, and truth—as exhilarating as interplanetary travel, as maddening as a walk in a million-year rain, and as comforting as simple, familiar rituals on the last night of the world.

The Martian Chronicles

In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and ...

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Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062242266

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Mars was a distant shore, and the men spread upon it in waves... Each wave different, and each wave stronger. The Martian Chronicles Ray Bradbury is a storyteller without peer, a poet of the possible, and, indisputably, one of America's most beloved authors. In a much celebrated literary career that has spanned six decades, he has produced an astonishing body of work: unforgettable novels, including Fahrenheit 451 and Something Wicked This Way Comes; essays, theatrical works, screenplays and teleplays; The Illustrated Mein, Dandelion Wine, The October Country, and numerous other superb short story collections. But of all the dazzling stars in the vast Bradbury universe, none shines more luminous than these masterful chronicles of Earth's settlement of the fourth world from the sun. Bradbury's Mars is a place of hope, dreams and metaphor-of crystal pillars and fossil seas-where a fine dust settles on the great, empty cities of a silently destroyed civilization. It is here the invaders have come to despoil and commercialize, to grow and to learn -first a trickle, then a torrent, rushing from a world with no future toward a promise of tomorrow. The Earthman conquers Mars ... and then is conquered by it, lulled by dangerous lies of comfort and familiarity, and enchanted by the lingering glamour of an ancient, mysterious native race. Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles is a classic work of twentieth-century literature whose extraordinary power and imagination remain undimmed by time's passage. In connected, chronological stories, a true grandmaster once again enthralls, delights and challenges us with his vision and his heart-starkly and stunningly exposing in brilliant spacelight our strength, our weakness, our folly, and our poignant humanity on a strange and breathtaking world where humanity does not belong.

The October Country

Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls "the Undiscovered Country" of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born.

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Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062242259

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Welcome to a land Ray Bradbury calls "the Undiscovered Country" of his imagination--that vast territory of ideas, concepts, notions and conceits where the stories you now hold were born. America's premier living author of short fiction, Bradbury has spent many lifetimes in this remarkable place--strolling through empty, shadow-washed fields at midnight; exploring long-forgotten rooms gathering dust behind doors bolted years ago to keep strangers locked out.. and secrets locked in. The nights are longer in this country. The cold hours of darkness move like autumn mists deeper and deeper toward winter. But the moonlight reveals great magic here--and a breathtaking vista. The October Country is many places: a picturesque Mexican village where death is a tourist attraction; a city beneath the city where drowned lovers are silently reunited; a carnival midway where a tiny man's most cherished fantasy can be fulfilled night after night. The October Country's inhabitants live, dream, work, die--and sometimes live again--discovering, often too late, the high price of citizenship. Here a glass jar can hold memories and nightmares; a woman's newborn child can plot murder; and a man's skeleton can war against him. Here there is no escaping the dark stranger who lives upstairs...or the reaper who wields the world. Each of these stories is a wonder, imagined by an acclaimed tale-teller writing from a place shadows. But there is astonishing beauty in these shadows, born from a prose that enchants and enthralls. Ray Bradbury's The October Country is a land of metaphors that can chill like a long-after-midnight wind...as they lift the reader high above a sleeping Earth on the strange wings of Uncle Einar.

Baseball s Dynasties and the Players Who Built Them

The Boys of Summer, reissue edition. New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classic, 2006. Kates, Maxwell. “Brooks Robinson.” Society for American Baseball Research, http://sabr.org/ bioproj/person/55363cdb (accessed November 24, 2015).

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Author: Jonathan Weeks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442261570

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

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Spanning three centuries of the game, this book examines twenty-two of baseball’s most iconic teams. Each chapter not only chronicles the club’s era of supremacy, but also provides an in-depth look at the players who helped make their teams great.

Out and Proud in Chicago

... Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America, by Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman, Penguin Studio Books (1998) — Black Boy, by Richard Wright, Harper Perennial Modern Classics (paperback 2007, ...

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Author: Tracy Baim

Publisher: Agate Publishing

ISBN: 1572846437

Category: History

Page: 224

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Out and Proud in Chicago takes readers through the long and rich history of the city's LGBT community. Lavishly illustrated with color and black-and white-photographs, the book draws on a wealth of scholarly, historical, and journalistic sources. Individual sections cover the early days of the 1800s to World War II, the challenging community-building years from World War II to the 1960s, the era of gay liberation and AIDS from the 1970s to the 1990s, and on to the city's vital, post-liberation present.

No Simple Highway

Reprint, First Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009. ... “With Workingman's Dead, the Dead Shifted from Uncommercial Jam Band to One of the World's Most Popular Acts.” Guitar World, November 4, ... Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip.

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Author: Peter Richardson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250021335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why—and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the Acid Tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. Arguing that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals—for ecstasy, mobility, and community—it also shows how the Dead's lived experience with these ideals struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks with a cult following of burned-out stoners. No Simple Highway corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient music ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. The band's history has been well-documented by insiders, but its unique and sustained appeal has yet to be explored fully. At last, this legendary American musical institution is given the serious and entertaining examination it richly deserves.

Liberalism and Human Suffering

... 1990); Milan Kundera, TheBookof Laughter and Forgetting(New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 1999), 231–60. 6. ... moralinequality and foreshadowsthe separation of the domains of God and man in relation to suffering.

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Author: A. Abbas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230113541

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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A materialist critique of the politics, poetics and economics of suffering in liberalism that argues for attention to the labour of suffering of the victim in many well-meaning but flawed politics of redress, and imagines forms of representation, solidarity and justice that better honour the history and materiality of this labour.

The Splintering of the American Mind

... Man, Listen! in Richard Wright, Black Power: Three Books from Exile (New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, ... Defined and Illustrated in Nine Discourses Delivered to the Catholics of Dublin in Occasional Lectures and Essays ...

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Author: William Egginton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781635571349

Category: Education

Page: 272

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A timely, provocative, necessary look at how identity politics has come to dominate college campuses and higher education in America at the expense of a more essential commitment to equality. Thirty years after the culture wars, identity politics is now the norm on college campuses-and it hasn't been an unalloyed good for our education system or the country. Though the civil rights movement, feminism, and gay pride led to profoundly positive social changes, William Egginton argues that our culture's increasingly narrow focus on individual rights puts us in a dangerous place. The goal of our education system, and particularly the liberal arts, was originally to strengthen community; but the exclusive focus on individualism has led to a new kind of intolerance, degrades our civic discourse, and fatally distracts progressive politics from its commitment to equality. Egginton argues that our colleges and universities have become exclusive, expensive clubs for the cultural and economic elite instead of a national, publicly funded project for the betterment of the country. Only a return to the goals of community, and the egalitarian values underlying a liberal arts education, can head off the further fracturing of the body politic and the splintering of the American mind. With lively, on-the-ground reporting and trenchant analysis, The Splintering of the American Mind is a powerful book that is guaranteed to be controversial within academia and beyond. At this critical juncture, the book challenges higher education and every American to reengage with our history and its contexts, and to imagine our nation in new and more inclusive ways.

Human Empowerment Towards Peace

Taylor, Alan John Percivale, The First World War: An Illustrated History, Hamish Hamilton, ISBN 0399502602,OCLC 2054370, 1963. ... Major Works: Selected Philosophical Writings, Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009.

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Author: Assoc. Prof. J. O. Eneh Ph.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504907903

Category: Philosophy

Page: 98

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Human beings everywhere around the globe have natural propensity towards success and progress in their endeavour and constantly seek fulfilment and happiness. It is this desire for fulfilment, happiness, success, and progress in man that pushes him towards hard work and creativity. However, often than not, the struggle to attain fulfilment and happiness in life is met with frustrations due to lack of wherewithal of carrying out the project. It could also be ascribed to the social structure such as bad governance, war, natural deserters, etc., which may hamper the free flow of activities geared towards one’s success. In the presence of such frustrations, the victims can become disoriented, antisocial and antisociety. Such situation has serious consequences on peace in the world because this category of people often resort to different social vices like prostitution, intake of hard drugs, kidnapping, terrorism, armed robbery, suicide, et cetera, as the way of survival that spare doom to the society in which they live. It is to address this threat to world peace that, over the years, Fr. Edeh has distinguished himself in empowering people in different categories with little or no concern on tribe, creed, or nationality of those within his empowerment scheme. He has helped thousands of men and women to identify their God-given talents to attain fulfilment and happiness. Many of such people are now living happily on their own while a host of others are undergoing the training now. Interestingly, many of those who have successfully undergone the training in his skills acquisition centre are employers of labour today. Apart from this category of beneficiaries, there are over 12, 743 workers who are working in different establishments of Fr. Edeh and in this way fulfilled in their lives. Fr. Edeh’s remote conviction for venturing into human empowerment is to contribute his quota to the global project of world peace. It is his belief that world peace can only be attained when individual men and women are enjoying peace in their hearts—when hunger, poverty, diseases, frustration, illiteracy, and unemployment have been reduced to their barest minimum or even eradicated. This book therefore shows clearly how Fr. Prof. Edeh has achieved so much in empowering our teaming youths and this bringing peace in their hearts and thus peace in the world.