The Texas Book Two

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Author: David Dettmer
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292728743
Size: 76.39 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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Book Description: In every corner of the sprawling enterprise that is the University of Texas at Austin, you will find teaching, research, artistic creation, and sports achievement that are among the best in the world. Mandated by the Texas constitution to be “a university of the first class,” UT Austin strives for excellence across the curriculum, from the most traditional of liberal arts disciplines to the cutting edge of science and technology. For Texans interested in progress, whether students of the university or members of the public, there are few pleasures greater than uncovering the intellectual treasures that can be found by exploring the university’s “Forty Acres” and all that they contain. The Texas Book, edited by Richard A. Holland and published in 2006, offered the first in-depth exploration of UT’s history and traditions through a collection of profiles, histories, and reminiscences. Now The Texas Book Two continues the story, with a variety of contributors recalling particular events and personalities that have helped shape the university and the people whose lives it has touched. Twenty-one essays present personalities such as John A. Lomax, Anna Hiss, J. R. Parten, Harvey Penick, John W. Hargis, and Jorge Luis Borges; accounts of legislative battles and debates over campus architecture; histories of crown jewels such as the McDonald Observatory and Austin City Limits; and the reminiscences of Barbara Smith Conrad, Sam Hurt, and Cat Osterman, among others.

Good And Balanced

Good and Balanced PDF Book Detail:
Author: Ethan Laughman
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820357669
Size: 48.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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Book Description: Set on the field of play, or maybe just its memory, these stories of the sporting life range beyond the expected to include such pursuits as yoga, billiards, horse racing, cards, and boxing. Here, even iconic sports like football, basketball, and baseball get a fresh take through stories that might feature a losing coach, a woman hoopster, or a groundskeeper (rather than a star player). Whether front-and-center as a story's driving force or as a backdrop for other concerns, the skill, cunning, and aggression on display here are familiar to all of us—as players, willing or not, in all manner of contests.

New England Review

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Size: 54.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Georgia Review

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ISBN:
Size: 73.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : American literature
Languages : en
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Mexico City Noir

Mexico City Noir PDF Book Detail:
Author: Eduardo Antonio Parra
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 193607074X
Size: 30.85 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Book Description: Latin American noir at its finest. “[A] diverse collection of stories which reflect the harshness and also the brittle brilliance of life in Mexico City.”—MostlyFiction Book Reviews Akashic Books’s acclaimed series of original noir anthologies has set a high standard for portraying cities and their neighborhoods in all their dark and violent splendor. Now, “Mexico City Noir surpasses that standard with phantasmagorical tales of double-dealing, corruption, violence and self-delusion . . . This collection is such a varied literary feast. Fans of Jorge Luis Borges will find surprises galore in the story ‘Violeta Isn’t Here Anymore.’ The noir-ish maze that Myriam Laurini constructs with her flair for the shifting realities of ‘magical realism’ is dazzling enough, and then up pops Borges . . . “Peel back one layer and find something totally unexpected, these tales tell us again and again. As Eduardo Monteverde writes, ‘the heart of Mexico City is made of mud and green rocks, and the God of Rain continues to cry over the whole country.’ And standing on that ground, the 12 writers here find inspiration to die for” (Shelf Awareness). This anthology includes brand-new stories by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Eugenio Aguirre, Eduardo Antonio Parra, Bernardo Fernández Bef, Óscar de la Borbolla, Rolo Díez, Victor Luiz González, F.G. Haghenbeck, Juan Hernández Luna, Myriam Laurini, Eduardo Monteverde, and Julia Rodríguez.

Bomb

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ISBN:
Size: 29.95 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Arts, Latin American
Languages : en
Pages :
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Short Story Index

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ISBN:
Size: 25.46 MB
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Category : Short stories
Languages : en
Pages :
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Library Journal

Library Journal PDF Book Detail:
Author: Melvil Dewey
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 71.76 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Libraries
Languages : en
Pages :
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Book Description: Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Pushcart Prize Xxx

The Pushcart Prize XXX PDF Book Detail:
Author: Bill Henderson
Publisher: Pushcart Prize: Best of the Sm
ISBN: 9781888889413
Size: 12.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 539
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Book Description: A collection of short stories, essays, and poems, culled from small presses and literary journals.

2000 Pushcart Prize Xxiv

2000 Pushcart Prize Xxiv PDF Book Detail:
Author: Bill Henderson
Publisher: Pushcart Prize: Best of the Sm
ISBN: 9781888889192
Size: 72.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 585
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Book Description: Collection of short stories, poems, and essays.