The Witch of Portobello

The Witch of Portobello


Author : Paulo Coelho
Publisher : HarperOne
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Pages : 296 pages
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Traces the life of Athena, an abandoned daughter of a Transylvania gypsy, in a tale told from the viewpoints of such characters as her adoptive journalist mother, a teacher of calligraphy, and an actress. By the author of The Alchemist. 75,000 first printing.


The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho

The Life and Creative Works of Paulo Coelho


Author : Claude-Helene Mayer
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3319596381
Pages : 501 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (319 users)

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This book assesses the life and success of the writer Paulo Coelho, one of the most fascinating and contemporary writers in the world, through new lenses. It applies a positive psychology perspective and contributes to using innovative theories in psychobiographical studies. This study explores the development of holistic wellness (HWM) and faith development (FDT) throughout the writer's life. It presents radical changes in spirituality, self-direction, love and faith across the life span. Further, it analyses the development of Coelho’s relationship with God and the creation of meaningfulness through his belief and writing. This study contributes to a new era of psychobiographical works within the positive psychology framework.


Literary Witches and Solitary Women as Role Models: Capstone Project

Literary Witches and Solitary Women as Role Models: Capstone Project


Author : Edd Laura Sweeney
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 0557385911
Pages : 58 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (557 users)

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Explore the lessons taught by good witches throughout literature. The author takes a look at Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Paulo Coehlo's The Witch of Portobello and George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond. A Capstone Graduate Project of interest to those who question the value of studying witches in literature. The witch is not merely someone who does magic; she represents the couragious one who dares walk a solitary path. (Literary thesis, university level reading)


Orality: the Quest for Meanings

Orality: the Quest for Meanings


Author : Zothanchhingi Khiangte
Publisher : Partridge Publishing
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ISBN : 1482886715
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (482 users)

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This collection assembles significant research papers on the concept of orality, theoretical approaches, and oral traditions juxtaposed with writing, culture, and folklore. Many of the essays also deal with issues of gender in oral cultures like those of Northeast India. The collection serves as an introduction to the varied ways in which the analysis of oral traditions has revitalized the quest for meanings in orality.


Space(s) of the Fantastic

Space(s) of the Fantastic


Author : David Punter
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000299724
Pages : 166 pages
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This book provides a series of new addresses to the enduring problem of how to categorize the Fantastic. The approach taken is through the lens of spatiality; the Fantastic gives us new worlds, although of course these are refractions of worlds already in being. In place of ‘real’ spaces (whatever they might be), the Fantastic gives us imaginary spaces, although within those spaces historical and cultural conflicts are played out, albeit in forms that stretch our understanding of everyday location, and our usual interpretations of cause and effect. Many authors are addressed here, from a variety of different geographical and national traditions, thus demonstrating how the Fantastic - as a mode, a genre, a way of thinking, imagining and writing - continually traverses borders and boundaries. We hope to move the ongoing debate about the Fantastic forward in a scholarly as well as an engaging way.


Sacred Love and Sexual Fascination Juxtaposed in Eleven Minutes

Sacred Love and Sexual Fascination Juxtaposed in Eleven Minutes


Author : Raihan
Publisher : BOOKSQUIRREL
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Pages : 168 pages
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Raihan, MA, B.Ed (English)UGC-NET (English) Research Scholar (English) Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam University, Indore. Hailing from Thalassery,Kerala Raihan is an avid traveller, numismatist and a passionate cricketer with zest and zeal in English Literature. Done Graduation (BA)& Post Graduation (MA) in English Language&Literature from the prestigious Gov’t. Brennen College. Avid passion in teaching landed him at the threshold of Gov’t. Brennen College of Teacher Education, Thalassery completing Bachelor of Education ( B.Ed ). Presently persuing Ph.D from Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam University, Indore in English. His research on Paulo Coelho’s works are intriguing titled as “ Spiritual and Psychological Metamorphosis of the Individual with Reference to the Selected Novels of Paulo Coelho. ” He is an author of 6 UGC approved Journals and have presented 4 Papers at International Conferences held in Mumbai& Gwalior on various themes of Paulo Coelho’s works . His Ambition is to develop a creative awareness in the field of English Literature with new perspectives.


The Scent of Water

The Scent of Water


Author : Naomi Zacharias
Publisher : Zondervan
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ISBN : 0310590442
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (31 users)

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Follow Naomi as she talks to women working in brothels in Mumbai; survivors of an Indonesian tsunami in which more than 160,000 lives were lost; a young girl waiting on an operation to save her life; and victims of domestic violence horrifically burned by fire. Be still with her when she realizes the pain she feels in the face of these extreme injustices reveals a common struggle that exists within all of humanity. And rise with her as she wrestles with confusion over her identity, comes face to face with redemption, and then begins to understand her own story ... and to find her calling. The Scent of Water will open your eyes to the complexities of the world, showing you pain can also be beauty, and how each are found in the unlikeliest of places. Zacharias doesn’t have all the answers. But she has hope and encouragement that will empower you to find and begin the adventure of your life.


Friction Is Fiction: the Future of Content, Media and Business (Black and White Edition)

Friction Is Fiction: the Future of Content, Media and Business (Black and White Edition)


Author : Gerd Leonhard
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 0557224543
Pages : 174 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (557 users)

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Futurist and Thought-Leader Gerd Leonhard (www.mediafuturist.com) shares his thoughts on the Future of Content, Media and Business. 'Friction is Fiction' presents a constantly updated compilation of Gerd's best essays, writings and most popular blog posts. The central meme is that the Internet has completely disrupted the traditional notion of generating higher income by simply taking advantage of possible friction points and hurdles within transactions or business processes, i.e. by controlling the 'people formerly known as consumers'. The Future is all about winning the trust, and turning attention into revenues.This is the low-cost, black & white version of the book - if you want the full-color version please go to http://gerd.fm/cmrfB1


Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction

Encyclopedia of American Popular Fiction


Author : Geoff Hamilton
Publisher : Infobase Learning
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ISBN : 1438140657
Pages : 1031 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

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Provides information on American authors and their works who have been ignored by most literary guides.


The Spy

The Spy


Author : Paulo Coelho
Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473538742
Pages : 208 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

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'Beautifully written and gripping'. Sunday Mirror When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage. Told in Mata Hari's voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and paid the price.


Churrasco

Churrasco


Author : Mary (Joy) Philip
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1725248468
Pages : 218 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (725 users)

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Just as a churrasco is a Brazilian barbecue of a variety of meats, Churrasco skewers together an ebullient and eclectic assortment of theological texts from around the world to honor and celebrate one of Brazil's most eclectic and creative theologians, Vitor Westhelle. Churrasco brings together different fields and disciplines, transgressing boundaries and allowing them to seep into each other. Though predominantly Lutheran, the authors hail from various denominations and contexts. Poised between in-depth doctrinal and practically reflective essays are poetically creative pieces. The contributions are exemplars of how to develop and foster language for God-talk and how to appropriate our God-talk in relationships with fellow human beings and with the environment. The topical range is wide and spans from the theology of the cross, to eschatology, postcolonialism, ecumenism, science and religion, the erotic, otherness, experience, literature, poetry, and the reformer Martin Luther. Unfettered by a common theme, the essays nevertheless connect and weave a tapestry; they raise key questions and they challenge theologians not only to rethink traditional concepts and contemporary views but also to reevaluate the task of theology itself.


Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater


Author : Richard Young
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 9780810874985
Pages : 748 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (874 users)

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The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history.


Crazy Like Foxx: a dangerous chronicle of modern-day dating

Crazy Like Foxx: a dangerous chronicle of modern-day dating


Author : Michael Farnum
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1387113682
Pages : 362 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (387 users)

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Welcome to Chi-raq and Amerikkka with a KKK. There's no place young Miles Davis would rather be, except seeking enlightenment or time traveling with his shady psychotherapist. Just another hard-working urban human looking for love and other things on the Internet, Miles has seen glimpses of gangland Chi-raq and the merciless world of corporate globalism. But will the world of Dark Net cyber dating prove any less dangerous?


Transmedia Storytelling

Transmedia Storytelling


Author : Max Giovagnoli
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1105062589
Pages : 149 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (15 users)

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Transmedia Storytelling explores the theories and describes the use of the imagery and techniques shared by producers, authors and audiences of the entertainment, information and brand communication industries as they create and develop their stories in this new, interactive ecosystem.


Duda

Duda


Author : Raúl Romero Havaux
Publisher : Palibrio
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ISBN : 1463390459
Pages : 262 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (463 users)

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Mexico, 1970. The world celebrates its first three time World Cup champion. Gabriel, however, has little to celebrate. Brazil, 2013. Duda, a successful sports marketing executive, is called to a meeting that will change his life. Sofia, his love of many years, and Edson, his friend and star/captain of the Brazilian national team take the news in very distinct ways when Duda calls and proposes something that will change the soccer world forever. FIFA and sponsors are not enthusiastic, but little by little Duda finds allies and his idea takes shape. Meanwhile, Natalija, an attractive and successful independent journalist has moved to Rio to follow a lead on the story of another prize that will be disputed at the World Cup. Everything is on track until Duda travels to Mexico City. Brazil, June 12, 2014. After the inauguration ceremony, Brazils national team takes the pitch and on TV all one can see are thousands of shimmers of light Natalija smiled because she knew that he knew that she knew about soccer. She smiled because he looked at her like in that way, on this beautiful May afternoon, on this beautiful terrace next to the ocean, and she was sharing this moment with a beautiful man who not only knew about soccer, and knew that she knew about soccer, but who was so interested in her that he said nothing about it. She smiled because it had been so long since she had been in the presence of a man she was interested in; she had felt it the moment they met, even though he was exactly the opposite of her type. He drives a Porsche for Christs sake! she had thought playfully.


The Witch's Cookbook

The Witch's Cookbook


Author : Fortuna Noir
Publisher : Rock Point
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ISBN : 0760378371
Pages : 123 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (76 users)

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Make every meal magical with The Witch’s Cookbook, your very own recipe grimoire! Chefs and bakers may seem to wield magic in the way they can whip up the most amazing dishes and desserts. But they are nothing compared to the original brewmasters—witches! Featuring over 50 wickedly delicious recipes, The Witch’s Cookbook is your short-and-sweet go-to for quick-and-easy meals with a mystical flair. Each recipe is witchcraft themed and can be made with traditional ingredients, plus a little bit of spellwork and magic, of course. Get your cauldron bubbling with recipes like: Toadstool Toppers Midnight Berry Pavlovas The Evening Elixir Thrice Boiled Eggs And more! Along with amazing meals to make any time of the year, The Witch’s Cookbook features “Witch Tips” that offer additional spells and blessings for your home and hearth. From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, The Witch’s Cookbook is sure to be your cooking companion for every solstice, full moon, and magical day of the year!


The Joy of Science

The Joy of Science


Author : Roel Snieder
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1316688216
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (316 users)

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We live in an age where working in science or engineering offers tremendous professional opportunities - the pace of scientific development is truly breathtaking. Yet many researchers struggle with the pressures of the fast-paced academic workplace, and struggle to harmonize their work and personal lives. The result can be burnout, exhaustion, and stress on a personal level, and difficulty in recruiting and retaining talented, diverse people to science and engineering. This book, written for graduate students and researchers at all stages of their careers, aims to help scientists by identifying and questioning the core beliefs that drive a culture of overwork, and provides real-world examples and exercises for those wishing to do things differently. Written in a lively narrative style, and including interview excerpts from practicing scientists, social scientists, and engineers, this book serves as a guide for those seeking to practice the seven traits of the joyful scientist.