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Transfigured World: Walter Pater's Aesthetic Historicism

by Carolyn Williams

Exploring the intricacy and complexity of Walter Pater’s prose, Transfigured World challenges traditional approaches to Pater and shows precise ways in which the form of his prose expresses its content. Carolyn Williams asserts that Pater’s aestheticism and his historicism should be understood as dialectically interrelated critical strategies, inextricable from each other in practice. Williams discusses the explicit and embedded narratives that play a crucial role in Pater’s aesthetic criticism and examines the figures that compose these narratives, including rhetorical tropes, structures of argument such as genealogy, and historical or fictional personae....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 356 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)

by Sara Suleri Goodyear

Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity—in their elegiac immediacy—to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences—relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and ’70s. In the two selections presented here, “Excellent Things in Women” and “Meatless Days,” we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood—with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, History, Asia, Nonfiction
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
3 reviews

So Lonesome: Hank Williams and the Creation of Country Music (Chicago Shorts)

by Richard A. Peterson

Hank Williams (1923–53) was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as the most important country music artist of all time, creator of an unforgettable sound and persona that helped to define the genre from its infancy and beyond. Though unable to read or notate music to any substantive degree, Williams recorded 11 number one hits between 1948 and 1953, which carried him to music’s mainstream and left an enduring legacy. In So Lonesome, Richard A. Peterson captures the free-wheeling entrepreneurial spirit of an era gone by, when the Grand Ole Opry put Nashville’s star on the map, while detailing how Williams came to fame and helped launch country music both during his life and after his death. More than just a history of the music and one of its most celebrated performers...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.70 / 5
29 reviews

Asphalt Asylum: The Dark Roads to Light

by Steve Theme

Experience the charity, horrors, and wonders of hitchhiking seven thousand miles alone. As nineteen-year-old Steve Theme leaves on a hitchhiking trek, he has no destination, no timeframe, and no self-respect. A home life of abuse and addiction didn’t prevent him from being selected Scholar/Athlete of the Year as a senior in high school, but hiding one life from the other has broken him into fragments. He leaves Seattle in 1978 as a know-it-all whose hobbies are shoplifting malt liquor and despising his university classmates, and himself.

This remarkable memoir traverses a journey of doubt and growth against a backdrop of constant vulnerability and danger. Theme is a captive witness to dozens of people’s stories until, finally, he’s able to tell his own. Asphalt Asylum ca...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Sport, Biographies
Size: 268 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
35 reviews

Life on Two Legs

by Norman Sheffield and Paul McCartney

Norman Sheffield, founder of Trident Studios, London and founding Manager of Queen, breaks his silence for the first time in forty years in an autobiography about what really went on behind closed doors.Recording some of the biggest selling songs of all time such as "Hey Jude"-The Beatles, "Space Oddity"-David Bowie, "Candle in the Wind"-Elton John and many others, Trident was at the epicentre of the music industry's biggest names but it was one band in particular that caught the eye of the ex-drummer – a four piece unknown band called Smile. That band, under Sheffield's management, went on to become one of the biggest selling artists in the world – that band was Queen. It was a tumultuous relationship filled with twists, turns, trials and tribulations, scandal and rumour and one that ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 283 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Khans Of Bollywood

by AMIT AHLAWAT

Aamir, Salman and Shahrukh have been winning the hearts of billions of fans for over 3 decades now. While Aamir rose to fame with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988, Salman followed suit the next year with Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyar Kiya. Shahrukh’s journey to stardom began with Deewana in 1992 after an initial hiatus. The 3 super-stars of Bollywood have done many wonderful movies since then and given we the viewers memories to cherish abounty.Loved by billions of fans across the globe, the acting styles of the 3 Khans are contrastingly different. While Aamir is the Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood, Salman has evolved doing an eclectic range of characters without getting typecast. SRK, on the other hand, has been the undisputed king of romance in Bollywood, and the hearthrob of an entire g...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 May 2018 onward  

Bob Marley: His Influence on Rastafari, Reggae, Jamaica, Africa, and The World

by Duane Lewis

Bob Marley is one of the most iconic singer-songwriters of the 20th Century. He remains an iconic figure of Reggae Music, Jamaican Culture, Humanity, Pan-Africanism, Rastafari, and more! This book looks back at his incredible life and how he impacted the world. It includes:- Early Life and Childhood- Impact on Reggae Music and stories behind some of his most popular songs- His role as a Jamaican cultural icon- His impact on Africa- His committment to Rastafari and how he shared these messages with the world- How The World loves Bob Marley!And much more!...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Michelangelo: Complete Works: Detailed Analysis with High Quality Images

by Tom Brown

Michelangelo: Complete Works Detailed Analysis with High Quality Images (NOW WITH ADDITIONAL FREE E-BOOK) "STOP."Michelangelo didn't know what it meant. Even as a teenager, the famous artist was creating masterpieces every year! And he kept creating them until the day he died. ART was who it was. He was born for sculpting. Michelangelo always strived for greatness. He wouldn't be contempt with his work if it wasn't flawless. Michelangelo destroyed and discarded more than one of his sculptures because it had a "tiny" flaw in it. This is how he created masterpieces! This is how he ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction
Size: 569 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Poking Chocolates: And Other Rude Habits (En Route to the Sweet Life)

by Cia Chester McKoy and Nancy Winters Unsworth

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Memoirs
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Diary of an unemployed actor

by Themis Angelopoulos and Thomas Vallianatos

Keeping your dreams alive is one of the hardest thinks in every person's life. Living amidst the Greek crisis means a struggle for even having any dreams at all. Diary of an unemployed actor is a real story of a young man fighting to stay up against all odds, when everything around is collapsing. It's a story behind-the-scenes about how it feels to be on the scenes and what it takes to get there. And it takes more than anyone could imagine. A quest for success that turns to be a quest for self-awareness....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Nonfiction
Size: 274 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward  

SURVIVAL OF THE UNFITTEST: THE PAIN OF LIFE: HOW TO MAKE IT THROUGH?

by frances victoria

Stories and poems about the hardships of life. love and non reciprocity, pain of failing, wishes that don't come true, dreams that fade, mistakes you wish you could have avoided, strength which comes from studying your routes, optimism in the face of pessimism, and learning from the experiences. laments and emotions and perspectives. there are tips and secrets and feelings and honest recollections, from several points of views. something for everyone....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama & Criticism
Size: 114 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Soldier: Alien in the Delta

by Thankful Strother

I love my country, The United States of America. But I discovered at an early age that my country did not love me. I had to leave The USA and live in Germany to discover equality.

With basic training done, six young men from Detroit headed back home on the train. Some place in Texas, the train stopped so that we could stretch our legs and get a snack. The six of us got off the train and went into the restaurant to get something to eat. We were all dressed in our nice, new blue uniforms, proudly representing the United States Air Force. I walked into the restaurant with all my buddies, and before we could sit down, the waiter looked at me and the other black serviceman and said. “We can’t serve you in here. You have to go out back to order and pick up your food.” Born an...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help, Teen & Young Adult, Biographies
Size: 98 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Biographia Literaria (Unabridged): Important autobiographical work and influential piece of literary introspection by an English poet and philosopher, ... Mariner, Christabel, Lyrical Ballads

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This carefully crafted ebook: "Biographia Literaria (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. In addition to his poetry, Coleridge also wrote influential piece of literary criticism, Biographia Literaria, a collection of his thoughts and opinions on literature. The work delivered both biographical explanations of the author's life as well as his impressions on literature. The collection also contained an analysis of a broad range of philosophical principles of literature ranging from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant and Schelling and applied them to the poetry of peers such as William Wordsworth. Coleridge's explanations of metaphysical principles were popular topics of discourse in academic communities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, a...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
37 reviews

Taylor Swift: The Whole Story FREE SAMPLER

by Chas Newkey-Burden

INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER: The Wit and Wisdom of Taylor SwiftThe first 2 chapters from the full story of Taylor Swift’s stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who’s taking over the world.A small-town girl with an incredible talent, and the strength to realise her dream, Taylor has grown into an award-winning, chart-topping artist and worldwide star, as well as a strong and stylish woman. But how did she get there? And what lies in store for her in the future?From childhood dreams of a musical future in Pennsylvania, to determined and budding teen musician with a trademark she’s stayed faithful to ever since: honest lyrics about real-life events; her fight to be taken seriously in the music industry, through to the rewards of ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
31 reviews

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Leonardo da VinciCreativity is in our bones. It is found in our very DNA, something not known to Leonardo da Vinci or anyone else who lived in his day and time. All he did was to uncover the hidden genius which lay within himself, and he used that inner genius to the very best of his abilities. Leonardo da Vinci is best known for some of the world's most masterful paintings, but he was so much more than merely another artist with paints and brushes. Born to a peasant woman in 1452, Leonardo would go on to astound the world he lived in with his artistry and his inventions.Inside you will read about...✓ Early Beginnings and the Italian Renaissance✓ Leonardo's Personal Life✓ Leonardo's Artistic Beginnings✓ Early Paintings 1480s-1490s✓ Paintings of the 16th Century✓ Scientific Stud...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
4 reviews

Thank You: A Tribute to Chris Cornell

by The Fans and Friends of Chris Cornell and Angela J. Maher

Thank You is a tribute to music legend Chris Cornell, written in the words of his international family of fans. Poems, reminiscences, letters, expressions of love and grief, the overwhelming theme is one of gratitude - to the singer, the songwriter, the man.The individual pieces join together to form a unique tapestry demonstrating the profound influence Chris has had on so many lives around the world. Raw, candid emotion and words written from the heart create beauty out of collective grief.This is a tribute, a love letter, and a legacy combined....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Music, Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

by Leona Toker

Vladimir Nabokov described the literature course he taught at Cornell as "a kind of detective investigation of the mystery of literary structures." Leona Toker here pursues a similar investigation of the enigmatic structures of Nabokov's own fiction. According to Toker, most previous critics stressed either Nabokov’s concern with form or the humanistic side of his works, but rarely if ever the two together. In sensitive and revealing readings of ten novels, Toker demonstrates that the need to reconcile the human element with aesthetic or metaphysical pursuits is a constant theme of Nabokov’s and that the tension between technique and content is itself a key to his fiction. Written with verve and precision, Toker’s book begins with Pnin and follows the circular pattern that is one of ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 283 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
26 reviews

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story: Free Sampler

by Victor Bockris

‘A triumph’ - Time OutTransformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Reed story.Legendary songwriter and guitarist Lou Reed passed away on the 27th October 2013, but his musical influence is assured. Now discover the true story of the Velvet Underground pioneer in this update of Bockris’s classic biography.Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story follows the great songwriter and singer through the series of transformations that define each period of his fifty year career. It opens with the teenage electroshock treatments that dominated his memories of childhood and never stops revealing layer after layer of this complex and often anguished artist and man. Transformer is based on Lou’s collaborations with the hardest and most romantic artists of his times, fro...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird

by Armand Garnet Ruffo

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Greatest Ten Self-help Books In The World

by Emmanuel C. Ezike II

From Award Winning Screenwriter and Author Emmanuel C. Ezike II comes this tell all book. Written primarily to inspire and encourage, Ezike takes us through peaks and valleys of his life leaving the reader spellbound and utterly amazed and most importantly motivated in finding one's true passion and calling in life. In this soon to be classic, Ezike dives right in and depicts detailed examples of how each one of The Greatest Ten Self-Help books in the world affected and improved his life; starting with The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino all the way to Neville Goddard's Resurrection. Ezike writes with such poignant and dramatic precision that one is left inspired and simultaneously entertained. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World proves to be at par with some of the ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 58 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 4.20 / 5
28 reviews

Raymond Chandler

by Tom Williams

Tom Williams is the author of 'A Mysterious Something in the Light', the biography of Raymond Chandler. This digital exclusive is a free extract from 'A Mysterious Something in the Light', the chapter devoted to Raymond Chandler's writing of The Big Sleep - the novel that changed Chandler's life and defined modern crime fiction....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Food & Drink, Nonfiction
Size: 16 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Story: ...and how to write one

by Adam J Pestridge and Portrait Films Publishing

Writing a book or creating a good story is a skill. Learn the secrets here in this quick read that shows you the secrets of how authors compose their books.Learn the 10 stages of writing a book and what the seven basic plots are. At the end of the book is a special invitation to show you how to launch your own book successfully and become a writer for a successful fantasy series....

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education
Size: 39 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 May 2018 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Art of Backscratching in Chicago: Driving with Ed McElroy (Chicago Shorts)

by Neil Steinberg

“Ed McElroy, clear of eye, sound of mind, and eighty-three years of age . . . guides his black Cadillac down Halsted Street.” So begins longtime Chicago journalist Neil Steinberg’s nuanced homage to Ed McElroy: an old-school, behind-the-scenes backscratcher who has driven the rich, powerful, and well-connected around the city, doing favors and calling them in, for decades. Helping a young Steinberg understand the city, McElroy and his take on how a Mayor’s son gets to be Mayor and how a wily up-and-comer marries the daughter of a powerful alderman and later becomes governor would enthrall even the most seasoned Chicagoan. In this drive around town and through time, Steinberg ultimately serves up audacious and funny anecdotes about how it helps to stay connected, to know a guy, and ...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 22 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 May 2018 onward  

The Incident at Naples (Chicago Shorts)

by Francis Steegmuller

Born in Australia, novelist Shirley Hazzard first moved to Naples as a young woman in the 1950s to take up a job with the United Nations. It was the beginning of a long love affair with the city, in which the Naples of Pliny, Gibbon, and Auden constantly became reanimated by new experiences, as Hazzard was joined in her travels by her husband, the editor and critic Francis Steegmuller. In The Incident at Naples, a classic essay first published by the New Yorker, Steegmuller recollects on how he was, as a tourist to the city, robbed and injured and then treated in a series of hospitals. What can The Incident at Naples teach us? A town shadowed by both the symbol and the reality of Vesuvius can never fail to acknowledge the essential precariousness of life—nor, as Hazzard and Steegmuller d...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 April 2018 onward  

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