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The Past

Author : Tessa Hadley
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release : 2016-01-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780062270436


Book The Past Description/Summary:

Winner of the Windham Campbell Prize • A Washington Post Best Book of the Year • A Time Best Book of the Year • A San Francisco Chronicle Top 10 Book of the Year • A Huffington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year • A New York Times Editors’ Choice In her most accessible, commercial novel yet, the “supremely perceptive writer of formidable skill and intelligence (New York Times Book Review) turns her astute eye to a dramatic family reunion, where simmering tensions and secrets come to a head over three long, hot summer weeks. With five novels and two collections of stories, Tessa Hadley has earned a reputation as a fiction writer of remarkable gifts. She brings all of her considerable skill and an irresistible setup to The Past, a novel in which three sisters, a brother, and their children assemble at their country house. These three weeks may be their last time there; the upkeep is prohibitive, and they may be forced to sell this beloved house filled with memories of their shared past (their mother took them there to live when she left their father). Yet beneath the idyllic pastoral surface, hidden passions, devastating secrets, and dangerous hostilities threaten to consume them. Sophisticated and sleek, Roland’s new wife (his third) arouses his sisters’ jealousies and insecurities. Kasim, the twenty-year-old son of Alice’s ex-boyfriend, becomes enchanted with Molly, Roland’s sixteen-year-old daughter. Fran’s young children make an unsettling discovery in a dilapidated cottage in the woods that shatters their innocence. Passion erupts where it’s least expected, leveling the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the eldest sister. Over the course of this summer holiday, the family’s stories and silences intertwine, small disturbances build into familial crises, and a way of life—bourgeois, literate, ritualized, Anglican—winds down to its inevitable end. With subtle precision and deep compassion, Tessa Hadley brilliantly evokes a brewing storm of lust and envy, the indelible connections of memory and affection, the fierce, nostalgic beauty of the natural world, and the shifting currents of history running beneath the surface of these seemingly steady lives. The result is a novel of breathtaking skill and scope that showcases this major writer’s extraordinary talents.

Silencing the Past

Author : Michel-Rolph Trouillot
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 1995
Category : History
ISBN : 0807043117


Book Silencing the Past Description/Summary:

Using the debates over the denial of the Holocaust and the story of the Alamo as illustrations, the author explores the forces that shape how history is understood

Out of the Past

Author : Barry Gifford
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 1988
Category : Film criticism
ISBN : 1617034495


Book Out of the Past Description/Summary:

The Past and the Punishments

Author : Hua Yu
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release : 1996
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UCSC:32106012725294


Book The Past and the Punishments Description/Summary:

A collection of stories on life in modern China. A compendium of cruelty, violence and hypocrisy. By the author of Lifetimes.

Engaging the Past

Author : Alison Landsberg
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2015-06-02
Category : History
ISBN : 9780231539463


Book Engaging the Past Description/Summary:

Reading films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts, Engaging the Past examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage complex interactions with the past that have far-reaching consequences for history and politics. Viewers experience these representations personally, cognitively, and bodily, but, as this book reveals, not just by identifying with the characters portrayed. Some of the works considered in this volume include the films Hotel Rwanda (2004), Good Night and Good Luck (2005), and Milk (2008); the television dramas Deadwood, Mad Men, and Rome; the reality shows Frontier House, Colonial House, and Texas Ranch House; and The Secret Annex Online, accessed through the Anne Frank House website, and the Kristallnacht exhibit, accessed through the Unites States Holocaust Museum website. These mass cultural texts cultivate what Alison Landsberg calls an "affective engagement" with the past, tying the viewer to an event or person and fostering a sense of intimacy that does more than transport the viewer back in time. Affect, she suggests, can also work to disorient the viewer, forcibly pushing him or her out of the narrative and back into his or her own body. By analyzing these specific popular history formats, Landsberg shows the unique way they provoke historical thinking and produce historical knowledge, prompting a reconsideration of what constitutes history and an understanding of how history works in the contemporary mediated public sphere.

Journey Into the Past

Author : Stefan Zweig
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Release : 2012-07-25
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781590174128


Book Journey Into the Past Description/Summary:

A deep study of the uneasy heart by one of the masters of the psychological novel, Journey into the Past, published here for the first time in America, is a novella that was found among Zweig’s papers after his death. Investigating the strange ways in which love, in spite of everything—time, war, betrayal—can last, Zweig tells the story of Ludwig, an ambitious young man from a modest background who falls in love with the wife of his rich employer. His love is returned, and the couple vow to live together, but then Ludwig is dispatched on business to Mexico, and while he is there the First World War breaks out. With travel and even communication across the Atlantic shut down, Ludwig makes a new life in the New World. Years later, however, he returns to Germany to find his beloved a widow and their mutual attraction as strong as ever. But is it possible for love to survive precisely as the impossible?

The Representation of the Past

Author : Kevin Walsh
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2002-09-11
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781134896677


Book The Representation of the Past Description/Summary:

The 1980s and early 1990s have seen a marked increase in public interest in our historic environment. The museum and heritage industry has expanded as the past is exploited for commercial profit. In The Representation of the Past, Kevin Walsh examines this international trend and questions the packaging of history which serves only to distance people from their own heritage. A superficial, unquestioning portrayal of the past, he feels, separates us from an understanding of our cultural and political present. Here, Walsh suggests a number of ways in which the museum can fulfill its potential - by facilitating our comprehension of cultural identity.

Telling Children About the Past

Author : Nena Galanidou,Liv Helga Dommasnes
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release : 2007-12-01
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781789201840


Book Telling Children About the Past Description/Summary:

This book brings together archeologists, historians, psychologists, and educators from different countries and academic traditions to address the many ways that we tell children about the (distant) past. Knowing the past is fundamentally important for human societies, as well as for individual development. The authors expose many unquestioned assumptions and preformed images in narratives of the past that are routinely presented to children. The contributors both examine the ways in which children come to grips with the past and critically assess the many ways in which contemporary societies and an increasing number of commercial agents construct and use the past.

Imagining the Past

Author : Colleen Manassa
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-10-25
Category : History
ISBN : 9780199982233


Book Imagining the Past Description/Summary:

Five hundred years before Homer immortalized the Trojan Horse, the ancient Egyptians had already composed a tale of soldiers hiding Ali Baba-like in baskets to capture a besieged city. Shortly after the rise to power of the warrior pharaoh Ramesses II, Egyptian authors began to write stories about battles and conquest. However, these stories were not set in the present, but in the past: they were the world's first works of historical fiction. These literary recreations of past events, which preserve fascinating mixtures of fact and fiction, provide unparalleled information about topics as diverse as ancient Egyptian historiography, religion, and notions of humor and wit. Imagining the Past is the first volume to provide complete translations and commentary for the historical fiction composed during Egypt's New Kingdom. The four works include The Quarrel of Apepi and Seqenenre, The Capture of Joppa, Thutmose III in Asia, The Libyan Battle Story. An introduction explores Egyptian conceptions of the past, the universe of historical and literary texts in New Kingdom Egypt, and the definition of a new genre of Egyptian literature. Extensive commentary and new translations appear within each chapter, and a concluding analysis summarizes the audience and function of historical fiction as well as theology and historiography within the tales. Despite the fragmentary nature of the papyrus copies, the thorough research into the literary, political, and social context of each tale allows a modern reader to explore this forgotten literary subfield and appreciate the stories as works of historical fiction.


Author : Alice Zogg
Publisher :
Release : 2020-08-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781456635367


Book EXPOSING THE PAST Description/Summary:

What do you do when you meet someone who looks just like you? Sherry Rinaldi and her husband were on a vacation on Maui, Hawaii when she happened to see the reflection of another woman in a mirror who had her face. What else did they have in common? Returning to her home in California, Sherry does a little research, even though her husband tells her it might not be a good idea. Despite the warning, she tracks down her look-a-like and soon discovers there are things buried in both their lives that are deadly. A murder from forty years ago triggers another death as the truth slowly comes to the surface. This will change everybody's life.

Possessing the Past

Author : 國立故宮博物院,Wen Fong,James C. Y. Watt
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 1996
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780810964945


Book Possessing the Past Description/Summary:

Introduces Chinese dynastic history, and examines the Museum and its collection

Savoring the Past

Author : Barbara Ketcham Wheaton
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-01-18
Category : Cooking
ISBN : 9781439143735


Book Savoring the Past Description/Summary:

Wheaton effortlessly brings to life the history of the French kitchen and table. In this masterful and charming book, food historian Barbara Ketcham Wheaton takes the reader on a cultural and gastronomical tour of France, from its medieval age to the pre-Revolutionary era using a delightful combination of personal correspondence, historical anecdotes, and journal entries.

Threat from the Past

Author : Diana Hamilton
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2012-07-16
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781459284012


Book Threat from the Past Description/Summary:

Shameless Selina was determined to protect her uncle from Adam Tutor. It was clear from the start that Adam was determined, devious and very dangerous. And that he'd even use his powerful sensuality as a weapon—one Selina could not hope to fight. His sensual onslaught heightened her sense of fury at his truly Machiavellian scheme of blackmail and revenge. Adam had made her his pawn—in a battle from which there could be no surrender. And no defeat.

Shadows of the Past

Author : J. Pelletier
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2011-05-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 1462867472


Book Shadows of the Past Description/Summary:

MY NAME IS Jordan Reid and this is my story. Not that I expect anyone to believe what I write, here. To you, Im just a name on a page . . . but thats okay. Just knowing someone is reading this is enough. I can almost picture it. You, standing in a bookstore or library looking at the thousands of selections on the shelf. Trying to decide which one seems most worth your time. Reaching out, you take my book and leaf through the pages. Maybe you havent even bought the book yet. Maybe youre still just leafing through the pages. But that, too, is okay. Your interest means Ive reached someone. Somewhere . . .

Moving Forward to the Past

Author : Samuel Chris
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2016-05-28
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781365146657


Book Moving Forward to the Past Description/Summary:

After breaking up with her boyfriend, Scott, Jenna Sweeney has moved to Orlando, Florida to start a new life. An accountant by day and an artist at heart, Jenna hopes to make it as an artist someday. There's just one problem: Jenna hasn't painted since her last breakup. Enter the devastatingly handsome Neil Fordham, an old flame from Jenna's past. Neil and Jenna were high school sweethearts who went their separate ways once it was time for college. Neil comes to town as an art buyer and runs into Jenna one day while grabbing coffee. Temperatures start to rise between Jenna and Neil as they remember their past relationship. They see each other quite a bit and Neil has even inspired Jenna to start painting again. But someone from their past resurfaces and causes friction between Jenna and Neil. Another life dilemma also has Jenna uneasy. Jenna begins to question everything. Moving forward to the Past is a classic romance about a woman trying to figure out love and her path to self-discovery.

The Past and the Future

Author : Nate Jhonsen
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2012-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781449733728


Book The Past and the Future Description/Summary:

THE PAST Pastor Sims finished digging the grave when he heard a tinkling behind him. The hair on his neck stood up. He looked up, but no one was there. Gloria received the telegram of her uncle's passing and her need to come and take possession of his farm. The stage pulled in, the driver opened the door, offered his hand to the lady, and said, "This is Weslin, Kansas; hot, dry, and nothing moves after ten p.m." THE FUTURE I switched on the TV, searched the channels; all were off except one. The announcer said, "A new government was in power, running the whole world. Everyone has to adjust to this new world government." A black sedan pulled into the yard, out poured four people. I saw bulges under their jackets. I reached back, and unsnapped the holster strap on my Beretta, and said, "Good morning." I didn't receive good anything back. One man put his hand in his pocket. I saw the butt of his automatic. I had been judged, sentenced to die. The execution was to take place, and I was not allowed to voice my defense.

A Coffee to the Past

Author : Stefania Gil
Publisher : Babelcube Inc.
Release : 2017-10-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781507194478


Book A Coffee to the Past Description/Summary:

Carlota and Isabel are the heirs to the Alcalá Orange Grove, an old and very poor estate located on the outskirts of Valencia. Isabel intends to restore it after her sudden and painful break up with Luke. Carlota is hauled to the estate by her husband who wants to leave New York behind and devote himself to the country life. In addition, he believes the different surrounding will help with Carlota writer’s block. The old ranch will be the perfect muse to help her write another Bestseller. It is not far from reality because, one night, Carlota and Isabel find a sarcophagus in the bowels of the property. Does the mysterious coffin have anything to do with the legends surrounding the estate? Is this secret capable of awakening Carlota's muse? Can it teaching Isabel the true meaning of love? I invite you to enjoy a cup coffee and discover the secrets of this story...

A Dream of the Past

Author : Susan Anderson
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2019-10-11
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781796064865


Book A Dream of the Past Description/Summary:

Have you ever had a dream about the past? And it felt like you were really there? Well that a trip with me into my dream. A dream that you swear that everything in the dream you can really touch,feel, smell and love everyone and everything. This book tells a story of murder, intrigue, romance, war and tragedy. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Plains of the Past

Author : Ian Clark
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2003-04-23
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781469726434


Book Plains of the Past Description/Summary:

The exciting conclusion to the Elder Earth Saga that began in Prophecy of Shadows! The outcast warrior known as K'het tracks the immortal necromancer responsible for the murder of his mother and best friend. The old wizard has journeyed to the Plains of the Past, seeking to put an end to all living things on Elder Earth itself by reuniting the Geminus, one being of pure light, the other of pure shadow. The union of these exiled creatures will cause a cataclysm that would scorch the very heavens and leave all of Elder Earth a barren wasteland. K'het's path will take him through tests of the mind and body in a land where magical energies are still at play and legendary beasts still roam. K'het seeks the aid of allies in the elf kingdom of Tanglewood Forest. He will need their wisdom to catch the necromancer in time and face his destiny.

Processing Parkinson's, Parenting and the Past

Author : Lori Jaffe-Brous
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2017-04-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781543417678


Book Processing Parkinson's, Parenting and the Past Description/Summary:

What do you do when you're flabbergasted and don't know what to do? Well, I eat and write. Although I'm better at eating than writing, both help me understand and accept the experiences in my life. This book, in three parts, has served as a processing exercise for me. The first part is a short story that springs from a real moment years ago and turns into a bit of fantasy, helping me get through some of the challenges of having Parkinson's Disease. The second part is another short story that is autobiographical, excising a year in the life, helping me understand my relationship with a parent. The third part contains five poems that helped me deal with loss and stress. The author will donate half of every sale to The Parkinson Council, located in Philadelphia.