Images in Spite of All

Titre : Images in Spite of All
Auteur : Georges Didi-Huberman
Éditeur : University of Chicago Press
ISBN-13 : 9780226148168
Libération : 2008-10-15

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Of one and a half million surviving photographs related to Nazi concentration camps, only four depict the actual process of mass killing perpetrated at the gas chambers. Images in Spite of All reveals that these rare photos of Auschwitz, taken clandestinely by one of the Jewish prisoners forced to help carry out the atrocities there, were made as a potent act of resistance. Available today because they were smuggled out of the camp and into the hands of Polish resistance fighters, the photographs show a group of naked women being herded into the gas chambers and the cremation of corpses that have just been pulled out. Georges Didi-Huberman’s relentless consideration of these harrowing scenes demonstrates how Holocaust testimony can shift from texts and imaginations to irrefutable images that attempt to speak the unspeakable. Including a powerful response to those who have criticized his interest in these images as voyeuristic, Didi-Huberman’s eloquent reflections constitute an invaluable contribution to debates over the representability of the Holocaust and the status of archival photographs in an image-saturated world.

Images in Spite of All

Titre : Images in Spite of All
Auteur : Georges Didi-Huberman
Éditeur : University of Chicago Press
ISBN-13 : 0226148173
Libération : 2012-05-09

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Of one and a half million surviving photographs related to Nazi concentration camps, only four depict the actual process of mass killing perpetrated at the gas chambers. Images in Spite of All reveals that these rare photos of Auschwitz, taken clandestinely by one of the Jewish prisoners forced to help carry out the atrocities there, were made as a potent act of resistance. Available today because they were smuggled out of the camp and into the hands of Polish resistance fighters, the photographs show a group of naked women being herded into the gas chambers and the cremation of corpses that have just been pulled out. Georges Didi-Huberman’s relentless consideration of these harrowing scenes demonstrates how Holocaust testimony can shift from texts and imaginations to irrefutable images that attempt to speak the unspeakable. Including a powerful response to those who have criticized his interest in these images as voyeuristic, Didi-Huberman’s eloquent reflections constitute an invaluable contribution to debates over the representability of the Holocaust and the status of archival photographs in an image-saturated world.

Life in Spite of Me

Titre : Life in Spite of Me
Auteur : Kristen Jane Anderson
Éditeur : Multnomah Pub
ISBN-13 : 9781601423825
Libération : 2011

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COPING WITH PERSONAL PROBLEMS. She wanted to die. God had other plans. Why does my life have to be so painful? What's wrong with me? It's not going to get better. It could all be over soon, and then I won't hurt anymore. Kristen Anderson thought she had the picture-perfect life until strokes of gray dimmed her outlook: three friends and her grandmother died within two years. Still reeling from these losses, she was raped by a friend she thought she could trust. She soon spiraled into a seemingly bottomless depression. One January night, the seventeen-year-old decided she no longer wanted to deal with the emotional pain that smothered her. She lay down on a set of cold railroad tracks and waited for a freight train to send her to heaven and peace. But Kristen's story doesn't end there.

John Prine

Titre : John Prine
Auteur : Eddie Huffman
Éditeur : University of Texas Press
ISBN-13 : 9780292772441
Libération : 2015-03-15

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With a range that spans the lyrical, heartfelt songs “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” and “Paradise” to the classic country music parody “You Never Even Called Me by My Name,” John Prine is a songwriter’s songwriter. Across five decades, Prine has created critically acclaimed albums—John Prine (one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time), Bruised Orange, and The Missing Years—and earned many honors, including two Grammy Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association, and induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs have been covered by scores of artists, from Johnny Cash and Miranda Lambert to Bette Midler and 10,000 Maniacs, and have influenced everyone from Roger McGuinn to Kacey Musgraves. Hailed in his early years as the “new Dylan,” Prine still counts Bob Dylan among his most enthusiastic fans. In John Prine, Eddie Huffman traces the long arc of Prine’s musical career, beginning with his early, seemingly effortless successes, which led paradoxically not to stardom but to a rich and varied career writing songs that other people have made famous. He recounts the stories, many of them humorous, behind Prine’s best-known songs and discusses all of Prine’s albums as he explores the brilliant records and the ill-advised side trips, the underappreciated gems and the hard-earned comebacks that led Prine to found his own successful record label, Oh Boy Records. This thorough, entertaining treatment gives John Prine his due as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation.

In Spite of Killer Bees

Titre : In Spite of Killer Bees
Auteur : Julie Johnston
Éditeur : Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN-13 : 9780887766015
Libération : 2002-11-01

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On their own since their father died and their mother left, fourteen-year-old Aggie and her two older sisters are surprised to discover that they have inherited a house from a grandfather they never knew.

Diary of a Young Girl

Titre : Diary of a Young Girl
Auteur : Anne Frank
Éditeur : ENRICH CULTURE GROUP LIMITED
ISBN-13 : 9789887739531
Libération : 2016-07-29

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The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Published in 1947, the diary received widespread critical and popular attention. The book is included in several lists of the top books of the 20th century.

Bad Childhood Good Life

Titre : Bad Childhood Good Life
Auteur : Laura Schlessinger
Éditeur : Dr. Laura Schlessinger
ISBN-13 : 006057786X
Libération : 2006-01-03

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Exploring how the past influences the present, the author discusses how to understand each individual's unique coping style and how to tap into the extraordinary quality of human spirit that will create the transition from victim to victor.

How to Enjoy Your Life in Spite of it All

Titre : How to Enjoy Your Life in Spite of it All
Auteur : Ken Keyes
Éditeur : Love Line Books
ISBN-13 : 0915972018
Libération : 1980

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The "twelve pathways" explained in this book are a modern, practical condensation of thousands of years of accumulated wisdom. A must for people sincerely interested in their personal growth.

How to be Organized in Spite of Yourself

Titre : How to be Organized in Spite of Yourself
Auteur : Sunny Schlenger
Éditeur : N A L
ISBN-13 : 0451197461
Libération : 1999-01-01

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By sharing real-life examples, this practical guide, based on ten personality types, shows how a personally adapted organizational plan can help increase productivity, decrease stress, and enhance one's self-image. Reprint.

The Generation of Postmemory

Titre : The Generation of Postmemory
Auteur : Marianne Hirsch
Éditeur : Columbia University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780231526272
Libération : 2012-07-17

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Can we remember other people’s memories? The Generation of Postmemory argues we can: that memories of traumatic events live on to mark the lives of those who were not there to experience them. Children of survivors and their contemporaries inherit catastrophic histories not through direct recollection but through haunting postmemories—multiply mediated images, objects, stories, behaviors, and affects passed down within the family and the culture at large. In these new and revised critical readings of the literary and visual legacies of the Holocaust and other, related sites of memory, Marianne Hirsch builds on her influential concept of postmemory. The book’s chapters, two of which were written collaboratively with the historian Leo Spitzer, engage the work of postgeneration artists and writers such as Art Spiegelman, W.G. Sebald, Eva Hoffman, Tatana Kellner, Muriel Hasbun, Anne Karpff, Lily Brett, Lorie Novak, David Levinthal, Nancy Spero and Susan Meiselas. Grappling with the ethics of empathy and identification, these artists attempt to forge a creative postmemorial aesthetic that reanimates the past without appropriating it. In her analyses of their fractured texts, Hirsch locates the roots of the familial and affiliative practices of postmemory in feminism and other movements for social change. Using feminist critical strategies to connect past and present, words and images, and memory and gender, she brings the entangled strands of disparate traumatic histories into more intimate contact. With more than fifty illustrations, her text enables a multifaceted encounter with foundational and cutting edge theories in memory, trauma, gender, and visual culture, eliciting a new understanding of history and our place in it.