Released on 2016-02-01Categories Literary Collections

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century

Author: Yunte Huang

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393248739

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 752

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A panoramic vision of the Chinese literary landscape across the twentieth century. Award-winning literary scholar and poet Yunte Huang here gathers together an intimate and authoritative selection of significant works, in outstanding translations, from nearly fifty Chinese writers, that together express a search for the soul of modern China. From the 1912 overthrow of a millennia-long monarchy to the Cultural Revolution, to China’s rise as a global military and economic superpower, the Chinese literary imagination has encompassed an astonishing array of moods and styles—from sublime lyricism to witty surrealism, poignant documentary to the ironic, the transgressive, and the defiant. Huang provides the requisite context for these revelatory works of fiction, poetry, essays, letters, and speeches in helpful headnotes, chronologies, and brief introductions to the Republican, Revolutionary, and Post-Mao Eras. From Lu Xun’s Call to Arms (1923) to Gao Xinjiang’s Nobel Prize–winning Soul Mountain (1990), this remarkable anthology features writers both known and unknown in its celebration of the versatility of writing. From belles lettres to literary propaganda, from poetic revolution to pulp fiction, The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature is an eye-opening, mesmerizing, and indispensable portrait of China in the tumultuous twentieth century.
Released on 2012-11-15Categories Cooking

The Big Red Book of Tomatoes

The Big Red Book of Tomatoes

Author: Lindsey Bareham

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781909166660

Category: Cooking

Page: 234

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More than 400 recipes—from beloved classic to new inspirations—that celebrate the tomato in its many mouthwatering preparations around the world. Ever been confronted by a couple of unpromising-looking tomatoes and some of yesterday’s bread, with nothing else for supper? In The Big Red Book of Tomatoes, Lindsey Bareham will turn them into a delectable dinner for one. And, if you’re a gardener, the next time you’re stuck with a load of tomatoes that won’t ripen, why not try Lindsey’s irresistable green tomato tart with zabaglione cream? In this lively, inspirational cookbook featuring more than 400 recipes, the fruit we love to eat as a vegetable is given the star treatment. There are salsas from Mexico, curries from India, Arab tagines, pizzas from Italy, and chutneys from the British Isles. And if you want to know how to make the ultimate Bloody Mary, then this is the book for you. There are innovative dishes such as Tomato Tarte Tatin, Golden Tomato Lasagna with Basil and Vine Tomatoes, classics such as Stuffed Tomatoes and Insalata Tricolore, as well as the more unusual Shaker Tomato Cream Pie, and of course pasta in every guise. Bareham explores the tomato’s affinity with eggs, bread and pasta, as well as its ubiquitous appeal in salads and sauces, or paired with meat and fish. For lovers of quick dishes or slow simmering on the back burner, The Big Red Book of Tomatoes is an invaluable addition to the kitchen shelf.
Released on 2014-01-07Categories Family & Relationships

The Little Red Book of Love

The Little Red Book of Love

Author: Kari Belsheim

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781628738919

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 343

“At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” —Plato “Who, being loved, is poor?” ?Oscar WildeLove is all around us, and it has inspired the most moving words ever spoken or set to the page. Inside The Little Red Book of Love, you’ll find a broad range of sentiments and musings on the topic of love. Love affects everyone in different ways. Inspire yourself and others with the words of: • Dr. Seuss • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • Mother Teresa • Marilyn Monroe • Jane Austen • Robert Frost • John Lennon • And many, many more!
Released on 2015-03-26Categories Fiction

Little, Big

Little, Big

Author: John Crowley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575129801

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 454

Edgewood is many houses, all put inside each other, or across each other. It's filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment: the further in you go, the bigger it gets. Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Daily Alice Drinkwater, comes to Edgewood, her family home, where he finds himself drawn into a world of magical strangeness. Crowley's work has a special alchemy - mixing the world we know with an imagined world which seems more true and real. Winner of the WORLD FANTASY AWARD, LITTLE, BIG is eloquent, sensual, funny and unforgettable, a true Fantasy Masterwork. Winner of the WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL, 1982.
Released on 2014-07-29Categories Self-Help

The Story Behind The Little Red Book

The Story Behind The Little Red Book

Author: Damian McElrath

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781616495695

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 870

Discover the genesis of The Little Red Book and explore why this recovery mainstay has enriched the experience of millions in recovery across the generations. Discover how the author of The Little Red Book--and the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous--brought its enduring wisdom to millions in recovery.Inspired by Step Twelve--to "carry the message" to others--AA visionary Ed Webster began in the 1940s to compile some Twelve Step insights for newcomers to the Fellowship, using his home group as a sounding board. Later, when this guide was published as The Little Red Book, it quickly became a recovery mainstay, a beloved companion to the "Big Book," the basic text of Alcoholics Anonymous. AA historian Damian McElrath tells the lively story behind the little book that has helped millions transform their daily lives. Through Webster's letters with Bill W. and Dr. Bob, we see the roles AA's founders played in the book's development. And, as the years passed, Webster's revisions--revealed here through his own margin notes--show both the evolution of the author's ideas and the staying power of the heart of the work.AA historian Damian McElrath tells the lively story behind the book that has helped millions put the Steps to work in their daily lives. We see how Webster's ideas evolved, revealed by the margin notes in his own copy of The Little Red Book. His letters with Bill W. and Dr. Bob reveal how AA's founders helped ignite the book's popularity among those in recovery. As the book went back to press dozens of times, Webster's revisions show both the staying power of the heart of the work and the flexibility of the author and his supporters as they grew and learned on their own recovery journeys.
Released on 2012-07-01Categories Pets

The Little Red Book of Horse Wisdom

The Little Red Book of Horse Wisdom

Author: Yvette Grant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620873304

Category: Pets

Page: 225

View: 493

Many first-time horse owners start out thinking they’ll teach their animals a thing or two; but eventually most horse lovers end each day impatient to find what their horse will teach them next. Share in hundreds of pearls of horse wisdom and discover what the pros have learned from these mighty animals. In this charming collection of quotes from experts and enthusiasts in the horse world, you’ll find humor, poignancy, advice, and more. Share in the touching and exciting memories and experience stories that demonstrate all the good (and sometimes bad) parts of the relationship between horses and humans. Each little quote conveys a whole range of entertainment and information, yet they’re brief enough that you can get a quick fix of horse sense anytime you want! The book is also conveniently divided into sections by theme, so you can easily jump to a quote to match the mood you’re in.
Released on 2012-11-20Categories History

Custer, the Seventh Cavalry, and the Little Big Horn

Custer, the Seventh Cavalry, and the Little Big Horn

Author: Mike O'Keefe

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806188140

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 446

Since the shocking news first broke in 1876 of the Seventh Cavalry’s disastrous defeat at the Little Big Horn, fascination with the battle—and with Lieutenant George Armstrong Custer—has never ceased. Widespread interest in the subject has spawned a vast outpouring of literature, which only increases with time. This two-volume bibliography of Custer literature is the first to be published in some twenty-five years and the most complete ever assembled. Drawing on years of research, Michael O’Keefe has compiled entries for roughly 3,000 books and 7,000 articles and pamphlets. Covering both nonfiction and fiction (but not juvenile literature), the bibliography focuses on events beginning with Custer’s tenure at West Point during the 1850s and ending with the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. Included within this span are Custer’s experiences in the Civil War and in Texas, the 1873 Yellowstone and 1874 Black Hills expeditions, the Great Sioux War of 1876–77, and the Seventh Cavalry’s pursuit of the Nez Perces in 1877. The literature on Custer, the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and the Seventh Cavalry touches the entire American saga of exploration, conflict, and settlement in the West, including virtually all Plains Indian tribes, the frontier army, railroading, mining, and trading. Hence this bibliography will be a valuable resource for a broad audience of historians, librarians, collectors, and Custer enthusiasts.
Released on 2010-03-09Categories Business & Economics

The Little Big Things

The Little Big Things

Author: Thomas J. Peters

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061963506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 433

"It is [Tom] Peters—as consultant, writer, columnist, seminar lecturer, and stage performer—whose energy, style, influence, and ideas have [most] shaped new management thinking.” —Movers and Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business “We live in a Tom Peters world.” —Fortune Magazine Business uber-guru Tom Peters is back with his first book in a decade, The Little Big Things. In this age of economic recession and financial uncertainty, the patented Peters approach to business and management—no-nonsense, witty, down-to-earth, insightful—is more pertinent now than ever. As essential for small-business owners as it is for the heads of major corporations, The Little Big Things is a rousing call-to-arms to American business to get “back to the basics” of running a successful enterprise.
Released on 2014-03-06Categories History

Mao's Little Red Book

Mao's Little Red Book

Author: Alexander C. Cook

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107057227

Category: History

Page: 304

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On the fiftieth anniversary of Quotations from Chairman Mao, this pioneering volume examines the book as a global historical phenomenon.