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Often, the decade of the 1920s has been stereotyped with such labels as “The Roaring Twenties,” “The Jazz Age,” or “The Lost Generation.” Historical perspective has forced reevaluation of this decade. Articles in this collection are presented in the most definitive anthology dealing with 1920s America. The contributors have put aside stereotypes to offer a valuable critique of the American dream during a time of major crises. Dancing Fools and Weary Blues also presents its readers a picture of the continual redemption and revitalization of that dream, and reasserts its basic democratic values.
In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is. A high school basketball coach learns that his star player is pregnant--with his child. A lonely woman reflects on her failed marriage and the single act of violence, years buried, that brought about its destruction. In these eight beautifully written, achingly poignant, and occasionally heartbreaking stories, the fine line between right and wrong, good and bad, love and violence is walked over and over again. In "Good Girl," a depressed widower is forced to decide between the love of a good woman and the love of his own deeply flawed son. In another part of town and another time, thirteen-year-old Ellen, the central figure of "Theory of Realty," is discovering the menaces of being "at that age": too old for the dolls of her girlhood, too young to understand the weaknesses of the adults who surround her. The linked stories "Parts" and "Proof of God" offer distinct but equally correct versions of a brutal crime--one from the perspective of the victim's mother, one from the killer's. Written with extraordinary empathy and maturity, and with the breadth and complexity of a novel, Jones's stories shed light on the darkness of the human condition.
Tells how to understand, predict, and direct others' behavior, and suggests a program for developing one's skills in handling professional, social, and political situations
Presents extended reviews of noteworthy books, short reviews, essays and articles on topics and trends in publishing, literature, culture and the arts. Includes lists of best sellers (hardcover and paperback).
"The Australian Modern Oxford Dictionary Third Edition contains the full text of the fourth edition of The Australian Oxford Paperback Dictionary, but has the added benefits of colour headwords and a durable vinyl cover. With over 70,000 headwords, the third edition of The Australian Modern Oxford Dictionary retains the popular features of the second edition (including encyclopedic entries), adds many new Australian and international words and meanings, and provides detailed guidance on usage. There is a special emphasis on Aboriginal culture and history. The Australian Modern Dictionary specifically examines words that have been borrowed from Aboriginal languages, with an etymology section that specifies the language from which each of the words have been borrowed. Up-to-date encyclopedic entries for the names of famous people, places, events, and institutions are also provided. The new words in this edition come from a variety of areas and include: Al Qaeda, Bali bombing, Benedict XVI, Lauren Jackson, Kyoto Protocol, Osama Bin Laden, Peter Jackson, Jemaah Islamiah, avian influenza, blog, botox, google, intelligent design and podcast."--Publisher's website.