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The Executioner s Song

Author : Norman Mailer
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Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition. Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous. Mailer tells not only Gilmore's story, but those of the men and women caught in the web of his life and drawn into his procession toward the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscape and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah. THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest source of American loneliness and violence. It is a towering achievement-impossible to put down, impossible to forget. (280,000 words)

Norman Mailer

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An American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter and film director, Norman Mailer won the Pulitzer Prize twice and the National Book Award once. Along with Joan Didion, Truman Capote, and Tom Wolfe, Mailer was a practitioner of New Journalism, a genre which encompassed the essay and other nonfiction writing.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

New York Magazine

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

Sentenced to Death

Author : David Guest
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For the Love of Psychoanalysis

Author : Elizabeth Rottenberg
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For the Love of Psychoanalysis is a book about what exceeds or resists calculation—in life and in death. Rottenberg examines what emerges from the difference between psychoanalysis and philosophy. Part I, “Freuderrida,” announces a non-traditional Freud: a Freud associated not with sexuality, repression, unconsciousness, and symbolization, but with accidents and chance. Looking at accidents both in and of Freud’s writing, Rottenberg elaborates the unexpected insights that both produce and disrupt our received ideas of psychoanalytic theory. Whether this disruption is figured as a foreign body, as traumatic temporality, as spatial unlocatability, or as the death drive, it points to something that is neither simply inside nor simply outside the psyche, neither psychically nor materially determined. Whereas the close reading of Freud leaves us open to the accidents of psychoanalytic writing, Part II, “Freuderrida,” addresses itself to what transports us back and limits the openness of our horizon. Here the example par excellence is the death penalty and the cruelty of its calculating decision. If “Freuderrida” insists on the death penalty, if it returns to it compulsively, it is not only because its calculating drive is inseparable from the history of reason as philosophical reason; it is also because the death penalty provides us with one of the most spectacular and spectacularly obscene expressions of Freud’s death drive. Written with rigor, elegance, and wit, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Freud, Derrida, and the many critical debates to which their thought gives rise.

The Executioner s Daughter

Author : Jane Hardstaff
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All her life, Moss has lived in the Tower of London with her father, who serves as the executioner for King Henry VIII. Prisoners condemned to death must face Pa and his axe—and Moss catches their severed heads. Her father insists he has no choice: if he leaves the Tower, he will be killed. But Moss can't bear to be the executioner's daughter any longer. When she finally finds a way out of the Tower, she discovers the river holds more dangers than she imagined—including the Riverwitch's curse. The Riverwitch once helped Moss's family in exchange for a terrible bargain; now she expects Moss to pay the debt.

Mailer

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An authorized narrative profile of the late iconic writer and political figure draws on the insights of forefront twentieth-century contemporaries, including George Plimpton, William F. Buckley Jr., and Allen Ginsburg to assess his private life and public achievements. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Dark Days

Author : Joseph J. Capriccioso
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Loss of Ways and Dark Days go hand in hand. Always were the two books connected since Sorrow of Separation. Your Dark Days are born as you return home to find your life snatched away. Your sons were only two years and two months old. Marriage was just around the corner for you.Life was good as you looked forward to a future of happily ever after.The future died as you ran up your steps. You open your door to the loudest silence you could hear. Shock choked your vocal cords. Pure fear of not knowing where they could be. The truth was soon revealed that you didnt want to accept. She had an affair and ran away with no intent to return.Your true love tossed you out without giving you a choice. She took your future with her in the form of your sons. Can you survive being erased from existence? Her tales are told where you dont exist or matter. You are blocked from your kids day-to-day life, and a new world is constructed without you. No one knows who you are, and you must fight to be seen. You must prove yourself and battle for your kids. A father does have a say and should never be turned into a stranger. These are the Dark Days ________________________________ Imagine a world where you have no say. Robbed of your family youre made to pay. Forever falling with no end in sight. Health declines leaving you frail and light. Cries of children will end your dread. You are dying but are not dead. This future cannot be. You must fight for family. Survive past your Loss of Ways for these are the Dark Days. Evil may storm your weather, but you must never give up, never. Dark Days is the 8th book in the Sorrow of Separation Saga.

Professional Legal Ethics

Author : Donald Nicolson
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This study provides an in-depth analysis and critique of the ethics of English and Welsh lawyers. It argues that professional legal ethics has faile to deliver an approach which required lawyers to engage with the ethical issues raised by practice.

Twentieth century American Literature

Author : Harold Bloom
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Excerpts from interviews, and reviews discuss the life and works of American authors from the early twentieth century to the present

The New York Times Book Review

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Books of the Times

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American Literary Journalists 1945 1995

Author : Arthur Jesse Kaul
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Essays on American literary journalists whose writings appeared from 1945 to 1995. During this period, literary journalists and novelists-turned-journalists produced nonfiction writing of enduring aesthetic, cultural and political significance, reshaping the contours of contemporary American letters. These journalists achieved a notoriety and status in literature, winning major journalism and literary prizes.

Author : Peide Wan
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TV Guide

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The Great Machines

Author : Robert Hedin
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Here, for the first time, is a feast for anyone who has ever been beguiled by the trains that formerly thrummed through the landscapes of our lives. This entertaining and evocative anthology presents the amazing variety of poems and songs written about the American railroad in the last century and a half. Comprised of selections from both oral and written traditions, the volume celebrates the historical and cultural significance of this marvel of engineering skills. Hedin's anthology allows all readers, from the most avid railroad buff to anyone who has fond memories of train travel, to enjoy the romance of trains.

Shooting the Hippo

Author : Linda McQuaig
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Time

Author : Briton Hadden
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The Film Yearbook 1984

Author : Al Clark
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