There he met Eliza Pentland, who came from an established, if somewhat eccentric, family of that region, and after some courtship he married her. Even then, Gant was a wild and exuberant sort, who was capable of epic drinking bouts; he also possessed a certain untamed vitality, and by the end of the nineteenth century, when he was nearly fifty years old, his wife had conceived their last child.
Although his life steadily disintegrates around him--he has failed as a writer and teacher, as a father, and has lost the affection of his wife to his best friends--Herzog sees himself as a survivor, both of his private disasters and those of the age.
He writes unsent letters to friends and enemies, colleagues and famous people, revealing his wry perception of the world and the innermost secrets of his heart.
Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years Doug Raymer, now Chief of Police and still obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been having an affair with before she died in a freak accident.
The Story of i [the square root of minus one]Paul J. Of interest because it provides a decent explanation of complex geometry. With updated material from noteworthy hackers such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Stallman, and Steve Wozniak, Hackers is a fascinating story that begins in early computer research labs and leads to the first home computers.
Levy profiles the imaginative brainiacs who found clever and unorthodox solutions to computer engineering problems. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED namely quantum electrodynamicsthat part of quantum field theory describing the interactions of light with charged particles.
Scientific discoveries of the earliest 20th century destroyed assumptions about basic physics laws. At subatomic level things work very differently, one particle seems to know what others are doing, limiting how accurately nature can be observed.
Yet quantum theory explanations are widely applied and very accurate. What did he contribute, and why was his input so prized? Bogle, Clackamas County Library. The classic index fund that owns this market portfolio is the only investment that guarantees you with your fair share of stock market returns.
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It requires discipline and patience. But it is simple. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia that lets you be anything you want to be, a place where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets.
And like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. For somewhere inside this giant networked playground, OASIS creator James Halliday has hidden a series of fiendish puzzles that will yield massive fortune—and remarkable power—to whoever can unlock them.
And then Wade stumbles upon the first puzzle. Suddenly the whole world is watching, and thousands of competitors join the hunt—among them certain powerful players who are willing to commit very real murder to beat Wade to this prize.
Now the only way for Wade to survive and preserve everything he knows is to win. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?
Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
One of the difficulties in the study of the Theory of Evolution is to find clear evidence of natural selection at work, and to find evidence of the process of the formation of new species.
Darwin postulated long periods of time, many thousands of years, which severely handicaps those who employ the modern scientific approach: Peter and Rosemary Grant, in their recent studies of the finches of the Galapagos Islands, watched the entire finch population closely for over twenty years, and found measurable evidence of natural selection operating in the finch population, and the populations of other organisms in their ecosystem.
The author helps to show that natural selection is demonstrably operating on the scale of seasons, and that it is ubiquitous, no more clearly relevant than in the study of resistance to human biological control efforts for pests and infectious diseases.
Recommended by my friend David Wilson. Tolstoy remains one of my favorite writers. His War and Peace and Anna Karenina were reading investments that still pay dividends.
Salter, a former fighter pilot, writes directly from experience in this novel of U.
He draws an internal picture of the psychology of the single combat warrior, and it feels genuine. His portrayal of heroism in the cloistered world of aerial combat does not always translate into obvious laudable accomplishment.
We even give haircuts. It was a pleasure to soak in the deep water that is this novel. Charlie Quimby brought back alive a world I have had only episodic contact with in my life: It was not as much the characters in this novel, but their sensibility, their rhythms of speech and actions that were recognizable from my past forays beyond the city.
After the pleasure of remembrance past is the pleasure of a deceptively simple love story.The following sections of this BookRags Literature Study Guide is offprint from Gale's For Students Series: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Commonly Studied Works: Introduction, Author Biography, Plot Summary, Characters, Themes, Style, Historical Context, Critical Overview, Criticism.
American Literature: The Twentieth Century Lacy Rumsey. Look Homeward, Angel ’ (TWR 30 Using a convincing close analysis, Ford argues that the story's Under Secretary is coded as Jewish, an interpretation that he uses to challenge ironic readings of the story's final line.
Look Homeward, Angel – Look Homeward, Angel, A Story of the Buried Life is a novel by Thomas Wolfe. It is Wolfes first novel, and is considered a highly autobiographical American coming-of-age story, the character of Eugene Gant is generally believed to be a depiction of Wolfe himself.
Analysis of Poetry Strategy – Analyzing a Poem in Four Paragraphs Look Homeward, Angel. A novel depicting the coming of age of Eugene Gant and his passion to experience life. Wright, Richard.
Native Son. The Story of My Life. The story of Helen Keller, who was both blind and deaf, and her relationship with her devoted. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Look Homeward, Angel: A Story of the Buried Life () is a coming-of-age story by Thomas Wolfe.
Wolfe’s first novel, it is a classic of twentieth-century literature. Wolfe’s first novel, it is a classic of twentieth-century literature.