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Dozakhnama

Who tells the best tale god or manto? dozakhnama: conversations in hell is a rare novel, a biography of manto and ghalib and a heritage of indian tradition rolled into one. Exhumed from airborne dirt and dust, manto's unpublished novel surfaces in lucknow. Is it genuine or is it a pretend? during this dastan, manto and ghalib communicate, entwining their lives in shared desires. the result's an highbrow trip that takes us into the folks and occasions that form us as a tradition. As one author describes it, i found rabisankar bal like a torch within the darkness of the heritage of this subcontinent. this is often the genuine tale of 2 centuries of our personal state. Rabisankar bal's audacious novel, instructed by means of reflections in a replicate and cast within the fires of hell, is either an oral story and a defend opposed to oblivion. An echo of far away screams. Inscribed via the devil's quill, dozakhnama is a phenomenal functionality of subterranean reminiscence.

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Svenska Hackare: En Berättelse Från Nätets Skuggsida

By Linus Larsson, Daniel Goldberg

På skärmen strömmade en flod av hemlig info förbi. E-postadresser och inloggningsuppgifter until högt uppsatta chefer, politiker, journalister och tjänstemän världen över, samtliga med användarnamn och lösenord. Där fanns också myndigheter, militära institutioner och ambassader. Mängder av uppgifter som borde legat i tryggt förvar bakom tunga säkerhetssystem. Han fnissade until eventually. Vad var det han hade snubblat över?"

Vad motive force unga killar att hacka sig in i datasystem och dra fram hemligstämplad info utan att de själva tjänar något på det? Vad får dem att sitta som fastklistrade vid sina datorer nätterna igenom för att ta sig in i nästa lösenordsskyddade server i nätverket? I Svenska hackare får läsaren en unik inblick i en av vår tids mest mytomspunna subkulturer.

För många är hackaren en skurk, en spion som ägnar sig åt stöld och sabotage. För andra är han, för det är oftast en han, en ensam och osäker tonåring med datorn och nätet som enda vänner. males hackaren är också en hjältefigur och en fanbärare. Hackarens tro på teknikens möjligheter - och den självklara rätten att använda den som han vill - har satt sin prägel på allt från 90-talets spirande hemdatorkultur, through 00-talets häftiga debatt kring fildelningssajten The Pirate Bay until eventually dagens diskussioner om övervakning och electronic politisk aktivism.

Svenska hackare är en bok om människor, inte om maskiner. Här möter du bland andra 16-åriga Philip, som less than flera år gäckade både FBI och den amerikanska universitetsvärldens tyngsta experter; Vuxna Förbannade Hackare, som below vintern 2008 hackade sig in i Aftonbladets servrar och drog igång en våg av attacker mot företag och myndigheter; it-konsulten som säljer stulna företagshemligheter until eventually högstbjudande, samt hackaren som låtsas vara guy för att hon annars inte skulle tas på allvar.

År 2009 polisanmäldes 1493 fall av dataintrång i Sverige, fler än någonsin förut och mer än dubbelt så många som fem år tidigare. males för varje dataintrång som offentliggörs sker tio gånger fler i det fördolda. I en allt mer uppkopplad värld så borde det vara en varningsklocka. För den som har makten över nätet har, i allt väsentligt, makten över våra liv.

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On the Road with Bob Dylan

By Larry Sloman

“The struggle and Peace of Rock and Roll.” —Bob Dylan

In 1975, as Bob Dylan emerged from 8 years of seclusion, he dreamed of placing jointly a touring track convey that might trek around the kingdom like a psychedelic carnival. The dream turned fact, and at the street with Bob Dylan is the final word behind-the-scenes examine what occurred whilst Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue took to the streets of America.

With the intimate element of a diary, Larry “Ratso” Sloman’s enchanting description of the mythical journey either transports us to a celebrated interval in rock historical past and offers us with a shiny photograph of Dylan in this striking time. This reissue of the 1978 vintage resonates greater than ever because it chronicles some of the most glittering rock circuses ever assembled, with a solid that comes with Joan Baez, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and a wild entourage of groupies, misfits, sinners, and saints who trailed alongside for the trip. Sloman candidly captures the all-night revelry and musical prowess—from the behind the curtain antics to impromptu jams—that made the travel an almost mystical adventure.

Complete with classic photographs and a brand new advent by means of well known Texas musician, secret author, and Revue member Kinky Friedman, this can be an exceptional deal with for Dylan lovers outdated and new. with no query, On the line with Bob Dylan is a impressive, revealing piece of writing and an extraordinary up-close and private view of Dylan on travel.

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Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure

By Artemis Cooper

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s enviably colourful lifestyles took off while in 1934, on the age of eighteen, he determined to stroll throughout Europe. in exactly over a 12 months he had trekked via 9 international locations and taught himself 3 languages, and his enthusiasm and interest for each type of adventure made him both chuffed in caves or state homes, between shepherds or countesses.
 
on the outbreak of struggle he left his lover, Princess Balasha Cantacuzene, in Romania and again to England to enlist. Commissioned into the Intelligence Corps, he turned one of many handful of Allied officials aiding the Cretan resistance to the German career. In 1944 he commanded the Anglo-Cretan group that kidnapped basic Heinrich Kreipe and lively him away to Egypt.
 
A trip to the Caribbean, remains in monasteries, and explorations all over the place Greece supplied the topics for his first books. It used to be now not until eventually he and his spouse had moved to southern Greece that he again to his earliest stroll. In those books, which took decades to write down, he created a imaginative and prescient of a prewar Europe, which in its good looks and abundance hasn't ever been equaled.
 
Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Leigh Fermor and his closest neighbors, and has had whole entry to his archive. Her superbly crafted biography portrays a guy of outstanding gifts—no one wore their studying so playfully nor encouraged such passionate friendship.

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Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn

By Donald Spoto

Her identify is synonymous with attractiveness, variety and beauty. Over the process her remarkable lifestyles and occupation, Audrey Hepburn captured hearts around the globe and created a public photograph that stands as some of the most recognizable and cherished in fresh reminiscence. yet regardless of her foreign status and her tireless efforts on behalf of UNICEF, Audrey was once additionally identified for her severe privateness. With extraordinary entry to studio records, neighbors and associates who knew and enjoyed Audrey, bestselling writer Donald Spoto offers an intimate and relocating account of this gorgeous, elusive and proficient woman.

Tracing her fabulous upward push to stardom, from her harrowing early life in Nazi-controlled Holland in the course of international battle II to her years as a suffering ballet dancer in London and her Tony Award–winning Broadway debut in Gigi, Spoto illuminates the origins of Audrey’s tenacious spirit and fiercely passionate nature.

She might cross directly to celebrity in essentially the most well known videos of the 20th century, including Roman Holiday, Sabrina, Funny Face, The Nun’s Story, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and My reasonable Lady. a chum and idea to well known clothier Hubert de Givenchy, Audrey emerged as a way icon in addition to a movie legend, her impact on women’s style nearly unprecedented to this day.

But at the back of the glamorous public character, Audrey Hepburn used to be either a unique and a deeper individual and a girl who craved love and affection. Donald Spoto deals extraordinary insights into her expert and private relationships along with her husbands, and with celebrities resembling Gregory Peck, William Holden, Fred Astaire, Gary Cooper, Robert Anderson, Cary furnish, Peter O’Toole, Albert Finney and Ben Gazzara. The turbulent romances of her early life, her profound sympathy for the plight of hungry childrens, and the thrills and terrors of motherhood ready Audrey for the ultimate bankruptcy in her existence, as she dedicated herself fullyyt to the charity efforts of a company that had as soon as come to her rescue on the finish of the struggle: UNICEF.

Donald Spoto has written a poignant, humorous and deeply relocating biography of an unforgettable lady. ultimately, Enchantment finds the non-public Audrey Hepburn—and invitations readers to fall in love along with her everywhere again.

“She was once as humorous as she used to be attractive. She was once a paranormal blend of excessive stylish and excessive spirits.” —Gregory Peck

“In spite of her fragile visual appeal, she’s like steel.” —Cary Grant

“Audrey was once recognized for whatever which has disappeared, and that's attractiveness, grace and manners . . . God kissed her at the cheek, and there she was.” —Billy Wilder

“There isn't a girl alive who doesn't dream of taking a look like Audrey Hepburn.” —Hubert de Givenchy

“Her magnetism used to be so amazing that everybody desired to be with regards to her. It was once as though she positioned a tumbler barrier among herself and the realm. You couldn’t get at the back of it simply. It made her remarkably attractive.” —Stanley Donen

“She has real allure. most folks easily have great manners.” —Alfred Lunt

From the Hardcover edition.

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Bob Dylan in America

By Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz chanced on Bob Dylan’s song as starting to be up in Greenwich Village. Now, nearly part a century later, he revisits Dylan’s paintings with the abilities of an eminent American historian in addition to the eagerness of a fan.
 
Beginning with Dylan’s explosion onto the scene in 1961, Wilentz follows the rising artist as he develops a physique of labor precise in America’s cultural heritage. utilizing his extraordinary entry to studio tapes, recording notes, and infrequent pictures, he areas Dylan’s song within the context of its time and gives a gorgeous severe appreciation of Dylan either as a songwriter and performer.
 

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The Secret Artist: A Close Reading of Sigmund Freud

By Lesley Chamberlain

Extensively acclaimed for giving "an knowing of the relationship among Nietzsche’s own adventure and his most famed principles" (Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, ny instances) in her biography of Nietzsche, Nietzsche in Turin, Chamberlain now renders an analogous provider to readers of Freud. during this e-book, half biography, half literary feedback, she takes the reader into the brain of Freud, towards a greater knowing of the philosopher, his paintings, and paintings itself. The very concept of the subconcious as a continuing, energetic presence in our day-by-day lives was once Freud’s maximum contribution and has allowed generations of individuals to adventure their lives extra deeply. His rigorous exploration of the dynamism and buildings of the unconscious, Chamberlain argues, used to be in itself an incredible murals. utilizing Freud’s personal writing on artwork and the cultured theories of thinkers starting from Nietzsche to Lionel Trilling, Chamberlain examines Freud’s paintings and indicates how his ingenious creations have revolutionized not just psychological health and wellbeing, yet our considering paintings quite often, through establishing up the person unconscious as a subject matter. In stylish, obtainable prose she describes how "Freud break up the cultured atom, freeing an unlimited power for person creativity."

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Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason

Coming of age on Park road within the Fifties, Anne Roiphe had an youth entrenched in privilege, petticoats, and social principles. younger women on the time have been anticipated to renounce own freedom for devotion to domestic and youngsters. in its place, Roiphe selected Beckett, Proust, Sartre, and Mann as her heroes, and have become one of many women draped around the couch at events with George Plimpton, Norman Mailer, and William Styron, occasionally along with her younger baby in tow. For a time she used to be happy to play the foundation, yet on the age of twenty-seven, divorced and eventually freed of the idea that any sacrifice used to be worthy making for paintings, she started to write. the following, in her clear-sighted, perceptive, and unabashed memoir, Roiphe stocks with wonderful honesty the tumultuous experience of self-discovery that at last resulted in her redemption.
 

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A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of the Smiths

By Tony Fletcher

The definitive publication in regards to the Smiths, probably the most cherished, revered, and storied indie rock bands in track history.

They have been, their enthusiasts think, the simplest band on the earth. Hailing from Manchester, England, The Smiths--Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke, and Mike Joyce--were severe and well known favorites all through their mid-1980s heyday and past. To this present day, as a result of their unforgettable songs and lyrics, they're one in all the best British rock teams of all time--up there with the Beatles, the Stones, the Who, and the Clash. 

Tony Fletcher paints a bright portrait of the attention-grabbing personalities in the staff: Morrissey, the witty, literate lead singer whose loner character and intricate lyrics made him an icon for teens who felt forlorn and forgotten; his songwriting associate Marr, the gregarious guitarist who turned a rock god for a iteration of indie childrens; and the gifted, handsome rhythm part duo of bassist Rourke and drummer Joyce. regardless of the band's tragic breakup on the peak in their luck, A gentle That by no means is going Out is a party: the saga of 4 working-class youngsters from a northern English urban who come jointly regardless of contrasting personalities, discover a musical bond, encourage a fanatical following, and go away a legacy that modified the track world--and the lives in their fanatics.

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Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived

By Laurence Shames

Some individuals are born to steer and destined to educate through the instance of dwelling existence to the fullest, and dealing with loss of life with unusual honesty and braveness. Peter Barton used to be that sort of person.

Driven through the beliefs that sparked a new release, he grew to become an overachieving Everyman, a risk-taker who confirmed others what was once attainable. Then, within the major of his life—hugely winning, fortunately married, and the daddy of 3 children—Peter confronted the best of all demanding situations. clinically determined with melanoma, he started a trip that used to be not just scary and appalling but in addition filled with ask yourself and discovery.

With unflinching candor or even marvelous humor, no longer Fade Away unearths which means and solace in Peter's disagreement with mortality. Celebrating lifestyles because it dares to stare down dying, Peter's tale addresses common hopes and fears, and redefines the quietly heroic initiatives of looking readability in the middle of ache, of breaking via to private religion, and of attaining peace after daring and honest questioning.

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