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A Most Ingenious Paradox
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Written more than a century ago and initially regarded even by their creators as nothing more than light entertainment, the fourteen operas of Gilbert & Sullivan emerged over the course of the twentieth century as the world's most popular body of musical-theater works, ranking second only to Shakespeare in the history of English-language theater. Despite this resounding popularity and proven longevity, most books written about the duo have focused on the authors rather than the works. With this detailed examination of all fourteen operas, Gayden Wren fills the void. His bold thesis finds the key to the operas' longevity, not in the clever lyrics, witty dialogue, or catchy music, but in the central themes underlying the characters and stories themselves. Like Shakespeare's comedies, Wren shows, the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan endure because of their timeless themes, which speak to audiences as powerfully now as they did the first time they were performed. Written out of an abiding love for the Savoy operas, this volume is essential reading for any devotee of these enchanting works, or indeed for anyone who loves musical theater.

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Flusseriana
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Vilém Flusser (1920–1991) was born in Prague; emigrated to Brazil, where he taught philosophy and wrote a daily newspaper column; and later moved to France. Among his many books that have been translated into English are The Shape of Things, Towards a Philosophy of Photography, The Freedom of the Migrant, and Writings (Minnesota, 2004). Siegfried Zielinski is professor of media theory at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) as well as Michel Foucault Professor of Media Archaeology and Techno-Culture at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. He is also director of the Vilém Flusser Archive at the UdK Berlin. Peter Weibel is an artist, curator, thinker, and teacher. Through the wide spectrum of his work, he is a central figure in European media art. Since 1999 he has been chairman and CEO of the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany. Daniel Irrgang is research assistant to Siegfried Zielinski at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin), supervisor of the Vilém Flusser Archive at UdK Berlin, and researcher on the projects "Archaeology/Variantology of the Media" and "Forum on the Genealogy of MediaThinking."

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Flusseriana
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Vilém Flusser (1920–1991) was born in Prague; emigrated to Brazil, where he taught philosophy and wrote a daily newspaper column; and later moved to France. Among his many books that have been translated into English are The Shape of Things, Towards a Philosophy of Photography, The Freedom of the Migrant, and Writings (Minnesota, 2004). Siegfried Zielinski is professor of media theory at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) as well as Michel Foucault Professor of Media Archaeology and Techno-Culture at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. He is also director of the Vilém Flusser Archive at the UdK Berlin. Peter Weibel is an artist, curator, thinker, and teacher. Through the wide spectrum of his work, he is a central figure in European media art. Since 1999 he has been chairman and CEO of the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany. Daniel Irrgang is research assistant to Siegfried Zielinski at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin), supervisor of the Vilém Flusser Archive at UdK Berlin, and researcher on the projects "Archaeology/Variantology of the Media" and "Forum on the Genealogy of MediaThinking."

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Saving Central Park: A History and a Memoir , H...
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The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life - a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a master's degree in city planning at Yale. And then her move to New York, where she starts a family and, when she finds being a mother and a housewife is not enough, pours herself into the protection and enhancement of the city's green spaces. Interwoven into her own story is a comprehensive history of Central Park: its design and construction as a scenic masterpiece; the alterations of each succeeding era; the addition of numerous facilities for sports and play; and finally, the "anything goes" phase of the 1960s and 70s, which was often fun but nearly destroyed the park. The two narratives continue to entwine as she finds a job in the administration of Central Park, founds the Central Park Conservancy, and transforms both the park and herself - a transformation that has led to the writing of her many books, to travels that have taken her to parks and gardens around the world, and to solidifying the prestige of one of New York's most conspicuous landmarks. Cover photograph: copyright © Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair/Trunk Archive 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006153/bk_rand_006153_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Sharp , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 694min
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Dorothy Parker, Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Renata Adler, and Janet Malcolm - these brilliant women are the central figures of Sharp. Their lives intertwine as they cut through the cultural and intellectual history of America in the 20th century, arguing as fervently with each other as they did with the sexist attitudes of the men who often undervalued their work as critics and essayists.These women are united by what Dean terms as "sharpness", the ability to cut to the quick with precision of thought and wit, a claiming of power through writing rather than position.  Sharp is a vibrant and rich depiction of the intellectual beau monde of 20th-century New York, where gossip-filled parties at night gave out to literary slanging matches in the pages of the Partisan Review or the New York Review of Books as well as a considered portrayal of how these women came to be so influential in a climate where women were treated with derision by the critical establishment. Mixing biography, literary criticism, and cultural history, Sharp is an enthralling exploration of how a group of brilliant women became central figures in the world of letters despite the many obstacles facing them, a testament to how anyone not in a position of power can claim the mantle of writer and, perhaps, help change the world.  A BookRiot Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018.  A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernadette Dunne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/011553/bk_blak_011553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Bayonets to Lhasa  , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 571min
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In April 1932 Fleming replied to an advertisement in the personal columns of The Times: “Exploring and sporting expedition, under experienced guidance, leaving England June to explore rivers central Brazil, if possible ascertain fate Colonel Percy Fawcett; abundant game, big and small; exceptional fishing; Room Two More Guns; highest references expected and given.” The result of this trip was Brazilian Adventure, his best known book. Fleming kept traveling and published nine books altogether. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Gaminara. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004487/bk_adbl_004487_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Dr. Oliver Sacks on Music and the Mind, Hörbuch...
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Dubbed "the poet laureate of medicine" by The New York Times, Dr. Oliver Sacks is one of the great medical writers and storytellers of our time. He has transformed our understanding of the human mind and restored narrative to a central place in the practice of medicine. His best-selling books, including Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, and An Anthropologist on Mars, entertain, enlighten, and inspire his many fans around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Krulwich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000129/sp_nsty_000129_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Acts of the Apostles , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 52min
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Acts of the Apostles tells the story of a disparate group of men who, against the odds, came to spearhead an international movement. Jane Williams examines the central messages of Acts and how and why they matter to us. The How to Believe series of books explores the teachings, philosophies, and beliefs of major thinkers and religious texts. In a short, easy-to-access format, leading writers present new understandings of these perennially important ideas. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Birch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019372/bk_adbl_019372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Tribari Freedom Chronicles Boxset , Hörbuch...
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Four destinies. One empire. Nikia Idan, the daughter of Grand Contributors and wife of a reformer. She thought she lost everything to the Supreme Leader’s regime. But there’s always more to give - and more to lose. Captain Drake Elgin, who swore to protect the people of Central. But what happens when the threat to the people is the Supreme Leader? Tal Imari, a disgraced protector and prisoner on a frozen world. He sacrificed his career to uphold the law. Now, he’s learning that prison isn’t the worst that could happen. To save himself, he’ll have step outside the law, forever. Brek Trigan, the miner who never meant to get mixed up in revolution. When Central abandons his colony to starvation and death, will his leadership be enough to save his people? From the frozen prison planets to the glistening streets of Central, corruption and cruelty are tearing the Tribari Empire apart. Four unlikely heroes find themselves on a collision course as they work to save their worlds. If they can’t find a way to bridge their differences, there may be no empire left to protect. The decisions of these few will change the fate of many. Includes all four books in the Tribari Freedom Chronicles series: Catalyst Uprising Liberation Absolution 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Green. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/208866/bk_acx0_208866_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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