Un intruso llegó a mi vida causando problemas y despertando emociones.
Imagine making poems the way an architect designs buildings or an engineer builds bridges. Such was the ambition of João Cabral de Melo Neto. Though a great admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what interested him even more, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, was "the exploration of the materiality of words," the "rigorous construction of (. . .) lucid objects of language." His poetry, hard as stone and light as air, is like no other.
Play the part, bide your time, and wait for the opportune moment to strike. Katie Murdock can’t decide if she is bed or cursed. Saved as a child by the Murdock family and raised as one of them, she’s grown up privileged. But the Murdocks aren’t a good family. Fifteen years ago they released a flu virus that killed over half the world’s population. When her adoptive father makes plans to release a new virus, Katie knows she has to stop them, but playing a double agent is never easy. Ethan Malloy failed his mission to kill Katie Murdock. Captured behind enemy lines and tortured, he is turned over to the dreaded cyborg program. But his memories aren’t erased. Katie Murdock sends him a coded message asking him to pretend he’s a mind drone and later shows up with her father proclaiming Ethan to be her new cyborg bodyguard. Alone with Katie once again he must choose to either complete his mission or trust the daughter of one of the most dangerous men in the world.
Few eras are so clearly associated with fashion as the Jazz Age. Clean, slim lines; elegance grounded in simplicity rather than ornament; and styles designed for the active lives of the men and women who wore them—nearly a century later, the styles of the era still thrill us. This book, accompanying an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, both celebrates Jazz Age fashion and helps us understand its context. While presenting beautiful images of classic works by such designers as Chanel, Patou, Lucile, Lanvin, Vionnet, Hartnell, and Molynuex, worn by stars and stunners like Clara Bow and Louise Brooks, it also shows us how the era’s fashion developed. Martin Pel traces the effects of the end of World War I, the rise of America, rapid changes in the lives and expectations of women, and technological breakthroughs like the introduction of Rayon and zippers. All played a part in the creation of an aesthetic that couldn’t have been farther from the buttoned-down, bustled-up clothing of the preceding generation. A testament to an era that marked the birth of the modern, and whose influence is still felt today, Jazz Age Fashion is an unforgettable document of an unforgettable age.
This unique cruise guide offers concise, easy-to-read information on every vessel plying the popular Alaska region. Ship facts include stateroom size, dining options, passenger/crew ratio, crew nationality, ship registry and even when the last refurbishment was completed. Ship itineraries are analyzed, making you aware of the highlights and potential pitfalls of every one. The author tells how to find bargain rates, when to book and makes you aware of considerations for disabled travelers, solo cruisers and being aboard with young children. And it's not just the big boats. Cruising Alaska covers the smaller 'Explorer' boats, which can get into narrower, shallower inlets and enhance your Alaska visit. Walking tours at each port of call are supplemented by detailed port maps. Ports of call include: The Inside Passage (Misty Fjords, Tracy Arm), Ketchikan, Juneau, the Lynn Canal (Skagway, Haines), Glacier Bay National Park, Sitka, Wrangell, Yakutat Bay & Hubbard Glacier, Prince William Sound (College Fjord, Columbia Glacier), Valdez, Seward, Homer.
A Civil Action
A visual catalog of the mythic items, icons, institutions that flourished, then vanished, in the 20th century, and fascinating facts about them.