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The Grass Dancer

  • ?One of the most satisfying science fiction novels I have read in years.?? The New York Times Book Review Here is a novel as original as the breathtaking, unspoiled world for which it is named, a place where all appears to be in idyllic balance. Generations ago, humans fled to the cosmic anomaly known as Grass. Over time, they evolved a new and...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • From the acclaimed author of This Side of Brightness , the epic life and times of Rudolf Nureyev, reimagined in a dazzlingly inventive masterpiece-published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Nureyev's death A Russian peasant who became an international legend, a Cold War exile who inspired millions, an artist whose name stood for genius,...

    Publisher : Henry Holt and Co.
    published : 2013
  • Grass is the incredible story of Phil Sparrowhawk, a working-class boy with gambling in his blood. Like most punters, he enjoyed an incredible run of luck, but finally rolled the dice once too often. Before he had come of age, Phil had accumulated a small fortune from street trading. He then staked his entire capital on Njinsky in the 1970...

    Publisher : Mainstream Publishing
    published : 2012
  • Michel Foucault's writing about the Panopticon in Discipline and Punish has dominated discussions of the prison and the novel, and recent literary criticism draws heavily from Foucauldian ideas about surveillance to analyze metaphorical forms of confinement: policing, detection, and public scrutiny and censure. But real Victorian prisons and the...

    Publisher : Taylor and Francis
    published : 2014
  • Part autobiography, part philosophical rumination, this evocative conservation odyssey explores the deep affinities between humans and our original habitat: grasslands. In a richly drawn, anecdotally driven narrative, Joe C. Truett, a grasslands ecologist who writes with a flair for language, traces the evolutionary, historical, and cultural forces...

    Publisher : University of California Press
    published : 2009
  • As the title indicates the author presents a contemporary theory of consequence. In so doing he establishes a terminology that enables a description, interpretation and evaluation of medieval theory independently of medieval vocabulary. In the interest of better understanding the medieval writers the author puts himself in the position of the medieval...

    Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
    published : 2003
  • Jack Rogan decides to return home from years of gambling on the Mississippi riverboats, but he makes a big mistake when taking what he thinks is a shorter, faster route back to Texas. The Louisiana swamplands are teeming with all sorts of dangers, not least Gaston Savoy and Homer Lamb, and their kin from the secluded waterside community of Whistler....

    Publisher : Robert Hale
    published : 2016
  • Jack Finch sets out on a long, forlorn ride to find the man who killed his young wife. Unknown to Jack, Dawson Cayne, the man who committed the senseless murder, was working for a revengeful bitter old man, and that included taking out Jubal as well. Whilst recovering from a gunshot wound in a border sanatorium, Connie Kettle makes an appearance, and...

    Publisher : Robert Hale
    published : 2017
  • The seven chapters of this book provide clinicians and healthcare workers with guidance from leading experts on the best practice for screening, diagnosis and treatment of at-risk populations.

    Publisher : Future Medicine Ltd
    published : 2014
  • « Vous êtes président de la République. Il vous reste un peu moins d?un an de mandat. Je vous demande de réfléchir à une réforme, plus exactement à VOTRE réforme. Mettez-vous en situation. Réfléchissez à celle que vous voulez porter, celle que vous regretteriez de ne pas avoir faite, celle dont vous êtes convaincus qu?elle peut produire une étincelle...

    Publisher : Calmann-Lévy
    published : 2016