A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
Author: John Knowles
Release: 2014-08-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781471139116
Language: en
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AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 'A GOOD READ' 'A novel that made such a deep impression on me at sixteen that I can still conjure the atmosphere in my fifties: of yearning, infatuation mingled indistinguishably with envy, and remorse' Lionel Shriver An American coming-of-age tale during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
Author: John Knowles
Release: 2014-04-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781476777030
Language: en
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
Author: Hallman Bell Bryant
Release: 1990
Editor: Twayne Pub
Pages: 152
ISBN: UOM:39015025195879
Language: en
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A study of John Knowles' classic coming-of-age story draws on the original manuscript and other primary materials to outline the historical and literary context of the novel and reveal the subtlety of Knowles' narrative design

War in John Knowles s A Separate Peace

War in John Knowles s A Separate Peace
Author: Dedria Bryfonski
Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780737752687
Language: en
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This compelling volume explores the complexities of adolescent friendship in John Knowles's A Separate Place. Essays discuss the life of John Knowles, the role of personal experience in fiction, how the novel explores the roots of war, as well as contemporary perspectives on how war in Afghanistan is increasing bullying among children, and how sports bring joy despite the realities of war.

John Knowles s A Separate Peace

John Knowles s A Separate Peace
Author: Harold Bloom
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Pages: 133
ISBN: 9781438126524
Language: en
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A collection of essays analyzing Knowles's classic work, including a chronology of his works and life.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
Author: John Knowles
Release: 2003-09-30
Editor: Scribner
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0743253973
Language: en
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

Reliable Partners

Reliable Partners
Author: Charles Lipson
Release: 2013-12-03
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781400850723
Language: en
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Democracies often go to war but almost never against each other. Indeed, "the democratic peace" has become a catchphrase among scholars and even U.S. Presidents. But why do democracies avoid fighting each other? Reliable Partners offers the first systematic and definitive explanation. Examining decades of research and speculation on the subject and testing this against the history of relations between democracies over the last two centuries, Charles Lipson concludes that constitutional democracies have a "contracting advantage"--a unique ability to settle conflicts with each other by durable agreements. In so doing he forcefully counters realist claims that a regime's character is irrelevant to war and peace. Lipson argues that because democracies are confident their bargains will stick, they can negotiate effective settlements with each other rather than incur the great costs of war. Why are democracies more reliable partners? Because their politics are uniquely open to outside scrutiny and facilitate long-term commitments. They cannot easily bluff, deceive, or launch surprise attacks. While this transparency weakens their bargaining position, it also makes their promises more credible--and more durable, for democracies are generally stable. Their leaders are constrained by constitutional rules, independent officials, and the political costs of abandoning public commitments. All this allows for solid bargains between democracies. When democracies contemplate breaking their agreements, their open debate gives partners advance notice and a chance to protect themselves. Hence agreements among democracies are less risky than those with nondemocratic states. Setting rigorous analysis in friendly, vigorous prose, Reliable Partners resolves longstanding questions about the democratic peace and highlights important new findings about democracies in world politics, from rivalries to alliances. Above all, it shows conclusively that democracies are uniquely adapted to seal enduring bargains with each other and thus avoid the blight of war.

The Words in My Hands

The Words in My Hands
Author: Asphyxia
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Annick Press
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781773215303
Language: en
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Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be “normal,” to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind—like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up—one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a com-munity, and believing in something better. Published to rave reviews as Future Girl in Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sept. 2020), this empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times.

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
Author: John Knowles
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 106
ISBN: 1580496415
Language: en
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Fulfill state-mandated objectives and national guidelines AND spark student learning with Prestwick Activity Packs. Providing a wide variety of activities such as role-playing, completing maps and charts, comparing authors' styles, and drawing from an arr

Going After Cacciato

Going After Cacciato
Author: Tim O'Brien
Release: 2009-02-18
Editor: Crown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307485502
Language: en
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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED "To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Hiroshima

Hiroshima
Author: John Hersey
Release: 2020-06-23
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780593082362
Language: en
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"A new edition with a final chapter written forty years after the explosion."

A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
Author: Tom Stoppard
Release: 1969
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9780573625138
Language: en
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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace
Author: John Knowles
Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 186
ISBN: 0553250523
Language: en
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Frankie Bug

Frankie   Bug
Author: Gayle Forman
Release: 2021-10-12
Editor: Aladdin
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781534482531
Language: en
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In the debut middle grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Gayle Forman comes a poignant and powerful coming-of-age story that follows a young girl and her new friend as they learn about family, friendship, allyship, and finding your way in a complicated world. It’s the summer of 1987, and all ten-year-old Bug wants to do is go to the beach with her older brother and hang out with the locals on the boardwalk. But Danny wants to be with his own friends, and Bug’s mom is too busy, so Bug is stuck with their neighbor Philip’s nephew, Frankie. Bug’s not too excited about hanging out with a kid she’s never met, but they soon find some common ground. And as the summer unfolds, they find themselves learning some important lessons about each other, and the world. Like what it means to be your true self and how to be a good ally for others. That family can be the people you’re related to, but also the people you choose to have around you. And that even though life isn’t always fair, we can all do our part to make it more just.

Morning in Antibes

Morning in Antibes
Author: John Knowles
Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 186
ISBN: UOM:39015000625080
Language: en
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While idling on the Riviera, where he tries to forget his estranged wife, a young man learns something of the value of commitment from hsi Algerian manservant.

Readings on A Separate Peace

Readings on A Separate Peace
Author: Jill Karson
Release: 1999
Editor: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1565108264
Language: en
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Essays on the structure, themes, characterization, and technique of Knowles' novel are accompanied by a brief profile of the author

Modern Critical Interpretations Set 83 Volumes

Modern Critical Interpretations Set  83 Volumes
Author: Harold Bloom
Release: 2007-06-01
Editor: Chelsea House Pub
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0791096866
Language: en
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" Presents important and scholarly criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature" The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism" Contains notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index" Introductory essay by Harold Bloom

The Dreams of Kings

The Dreams of Kings
Author: David K. Saunders,Susan Shade
Release: 2014-08-26
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 496
ISBN: 1500196916
Language: en
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In the year 1464, the Kingdom is engulfed by civil war as the renowned houses of Lancaster and York fight to the death for the crown of England. Richard, Duke of Gloucester, the future Richard III, arrives, aged twelve, for the safety of Middleham Castle to begin his training for knighthood. His new companions discover he can change from kindness to cold rage within the wink of an eye. Men, it was said, watched him with wary eyes, for they knew when the young pup found his teeth, he would make a dangerous enemy. Far in the north, Margaret of Anjou, warrior Queen to Henry VI, prepares to fight against the advancing armies of Edward IV. Why does she abandon her husband, and flee to France vowing never to return? Who blackmails her, seven years later, to join forces with her most hated enemy, to return and fight once again for the crown of England? King Edward IV, tall, handsome, and clever, is a brilliant warrior, whose Achilles' heel is women; he loves them all. What dark forces drive him into a secret marriage that rips his kingdom apart? He is forced to fight Louis XI of France, and the mighty Earl of Warwick, not only for his crown but also his life. From the courts of Edward IV, Louis XI, and Margaret of Anjou, comes intrigue, betrayal, witchcraft, and love. The Dreams of Kings weaves plots and characters together to make a roller-coaster read of the period they call the WAR of the ROSES.

New World A Coming

New World A Coming
Author: Judith Weisenfeld
Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: NYU Press
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781479812936
Language: en
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Winner of the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions Demonstrates that the efforts to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America that still resonate today. When Joseph Nathaniel Beckles registered for the draft in the 1942, he rejected the racial categories presented to him and persuaded the registrar to cross out the check mark she had placed next to Negro and substitute “Ethiopian Hebrew.” “God did not make us Negroes,” declared religious leaders in black communities of the early twentieth-century urban North. They insisted that so-called Negroes are, in reality, Ethiopian Hebrews, Asiatic Muslims, or raceless children of God. Rejecting conventional American racial classification, many black southern migrants and immigrants from the Caribbean embraced these alternative visions of black history, racial identity, and collective future, thereby reshaping the black religious and racial landscape. Focusing on the Moorish Science Temple, the Nation of Islam, Father Divine’s Peace Mission Movement, and a number of congregations of Ethiopian Hebrews, Judith Weisenfeld argues that the appeal of these groups lay not only in the new religious opportunities membership provided, but also in the novel ways they formulated a religio-racial identity. Arguing that members of these groups understood their religious and racial identities as divinely-ordained and inseparable, the book examines how this sense of self shapedtheir conceptions of their bodies, families, religious and social communities, space and place, and political sensibilities. Weisenfeld draws on extensive archival research and incorporates a rich array of sources to highlight the experiences of average members. The book demonstrates that the efforts by members of these movements to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America about the nature of racial identity and the collective future of black people that still resonate today.

The Paragon

The Paragon
Author: John Knowles
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 214
ISBN: OCLC:111208
Language: en
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