Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age: Bohumil Hrabal
The author of the award-winning, two-volume Matisse: A Life now gives us the long-awaited, definitive biography of literary master Anthony Powell - the critic, editor, and novelist known as ´´the English Proust´´ - that, at the same time, takes us deep into 20th-century London literary life.Anthony Powell (1905-2000), best known for his 12-volume comic masterpiece A Dance to the Music of Time, was also the author of 16 earlier novels, plays, and biographies, five memoirs, and three volumes of journals. He was a prolific literary critic and book reviewer. Between the two world wars, before making his name, he kept company with rowdy, hard-up writers and painters - and painters´ models - in the London where Augustus John and Wyndham Lewis loomed large. He counted Evelyn Waugh and Henry Green among his lifelong friends, and his circle included the Sitwells, Graham Greene, George Orwell, Philip Larkin, and Kingsley Amis, among many others. Now, drawing on his letters, diaries, and interviews, Hilary Spurling - herself a longtime friend of Powell´s - has written a fresh and masterful portrait of the man, his work, and his time. Insightful, poignant, and cinematic in scope, this biography is as much a brilliant tapestry of a seminal moment in London´s literary life as it is a revelation of an iconic literary figure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Cowley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006413/bk_rand_006413_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
COMMENT´´Military Conflict´´, by Steve Coll: On troops under strain in Iraq.ANNALS OF LAW´´Camp Justice´´, by Jeffrey Toobin: The next stage at Guantánamo.PROFILES´´Somebody Has to Be in Control´´, by Ian Parker: George Clooney and the art of fame.DANCING´´Mambo!´´, by Joan Acocella: A review of TV´s Dancing with the Stars.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Not Fade Away´´, by Anthony Lane: A review of the new Martin Scorsese film about the Rolling Stones, Shine a Light. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/080409/pe_nyer_080409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this issue: COMMENT ´´The Fight to Vote´´ by Jeffrey Toobin: The voting rights crisis. DEPT. OF HIGHER EDUCATION ´´Out and Up´´ by Larissa MacFarquhar: At Berkeley, ex-con undergrads are building a prison-to-school pipeline. LETTER FROM ERITREA ´´The Away Team´´ by Alexis Okeowo: A young soccer star plots an escape. THE CURRENT CINEMA ´´Dancing with the Stars´´ by Anthony Lane: A review of La La Land. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/161207/pe_nyer_161207_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Does your child struggle with self-esteem? Suffer from fears, anxieties, anger, and worry? Or even just have a hard time trying to fit in? Lolli and the Bunyip, includes three cleverly crafted meditations, designed specifically to promote healing and transformation while being incredibly fun and adventurous for the child. Lolli´s Meditation Adventures are perfectly designed to help increase your children´s self-esteem, enhance their imagination and encourage positive thinking. The meditations are designed to boost confidence, increase self-acceptance, and help kids make great choices in life. The main character, Lolli, speaks directly to children, making them feel part of the stories and helping them explore their emotions and feelings in a healthy way. Don´t wait to explore the whimsical nature of the Land of Color, a beautiful world that leads your children through stories that they can feel a part of. Three original guided meditations include: Lolli and the Bunyip, helps your child expand their imagination by visiting the Australian Outback and meeting the mythical Bunyip. Along the way, they learn to overcome boredom and help some wallabies, too! Lolli and the Lonely Star, teaches your child to manage the struggles of being different by visiting outer space and helping a lonely star find friends that love and accept it, just the way it is! Lolli and the Treasure Map, teaches that everyone fails sometimes. Your child helps Bluebeard the Pirate rescue his treasure. Along the way, they need to avoid being eaten by the dancing giant, Clickety Grubs! Recently receiving a Reader´s 5-star review By Jack Magnus, Elena Paige continues with this ground-breaking series that shows how infinitely adaptable meditation sessions can be, even for hyperactive, squirmy kids. The Meditation Adventures for Kids series has been particularly popular with homeschool 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elena Paige. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091549/bk_acx0_091549_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.