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Walter Scott and Fame - Authors and Readers in the Romantic Age (Hardcover): Robert Mayer Walter Scott and Fame - Authors and Readers in the Romantic Age (Hardcover)
Robert Mayer
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Walter Scott and Fame is a study of correspondences between Scott and socially and culturally diverse readers of his work in the English-speaking world in the early nineteenth century. Examining authorship, reading, and fame, the book is based on extensive archival research, especially in the collection of letters to Scott in the National Library of Scotland. Robert Mayer demonstrates that in Scott's literary correspondence constructions of authorship, reading strategies, and versions of fame are posited, even theorized. Scott's reader-correspondents invest him with power but they also attempt to tap into or appropriate some of his authority. Scott's version of authorship sets him apart from important contemporaries like Wordsworth and Byron, who adhered, at least as Scott viewed the matter, to a rarefied conception of the writer as someone possessed of extraordinary power. The idea of the author put in place by Scott in dialogue with his readers establishes him as a powerful figure who is nevertheless subject to the will of his audience. Scott's literary correspondence also demonstrates that the reader can be a very powerful figure and that we should regard reading not just as the reception of texts but also as the apprehension of an author-function. Thus, Scott's correspondence makes it clear that the relationship between authors and readers is a dynamic, often fraught, connection, which needs to be understood in terms of the new culture of celebrity that emerged during Scott's working life. Along with Byron, the study shows, Scott was at the centre of this transformation.

The Dreams of Ada (Paperback): Robert Mayer The Dreams of Ada (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R343 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R60 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The true, bewildering story of a young woman's disappearance, the nightmare of a small town obsessed with delivering justice, and the bizarre dream of a poor, uneducated man accused of murder--a case that chillingly parallels the one, occurring in the very same town, chronicled by John Grisham in" The Innocent Man."
On April 28, 1984, Denice Haraway disappeared from her job at a convenience store on the outskirts of Ada, Oklahoma, and the sleepy town erupted. Tales spread of rape, mutilation, and murder, and the police set out on a relentless mission to bring someone to justice. Six months later, two local men--Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot--were arrested and brought to trial, even though they repudiated their "confessions," no body had been found, no weapon had been produced, and no eyewitnesses had come forward. "The Dreams of Ada" is a story of politics and morality, of fear and obsession. It is also a moving, compelling portrait of one small town living through a nightmare.

Die Mechanik Der Wrme - In Gesammelten Schriften (Paperback): Robert Mayer Die Mechanik Der Wrme - In Gesammelten Schriften (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
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Monkey Brain (Paperback): Robert Mayer Monkey Brain (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
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Hallows Eve (Paperback): Robert Mayer Hallows Eve (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
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Die Mechanik Der Warme - In Gesammelten Schriften (Hardcover): Robert Mayer Die Mechanik Der Warme - In Gesammelten Schriften (Hardcover)
Robert Mayer
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1741 (Paperback): Robert Mayer 1741 (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
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Eyes (Paperback): Robert Mayer Eyes (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
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Confessions of a Rain God (Paperback): Robert Mayer Confessions of a Rain God (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
A Comparative Study of Skin Diseases of Dog and Man - American Lecture Series, Publication No. 492 (Paperback): Robert Mayer... A Comparative Study of Skin Diseases of Dog and Man - American Lecture Series, Publication No. 492 (Paperback)
Robert Mayer Schwartzman, Milton Orkin
R731 Discovery Miles 7 310 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Foreword By Francis W. Lynch And Mark W. Allem. Edited By Arthur C. Curtis.

A Comparative Study of Skin Diseases of Dog and Man - American Lecture Series, Publication No. 492 (Hardcover): Robert Mayer... A Comparative Study of Skin Diseases of Dog and Man - American Lecture Series, Publication No. 492 (Hardcover)
Robert Mayer Schwartzman, Milton Orkin
R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Foreword By Francis W. Lynch And Mark W. Allem. Edited By Arthur C. Curtis.

Sweet Salt (Paperback): Robert Mayer Sweet Salt (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Long Walk of the Navajos continues in Sweet Salt, a novel of beauty and endurance by Robert Mayer. Monument Valley is home to Nina Yazzie, a Navajo girl becoming a Navajo woman. In throbbing rhythms live with her through a hectic ride to a hospital at Tuba City. Bear the pain of the child within her, struggling to be born prematurely; witness her father, Not-So-Fast, who carries within him the curse of a wolf girl; her grandfather, One-Blue-Eye, who speaks in riddles of the wisdom of the Navajo Nation; and Michael, an anglo doctor, who treats her after a suicide attempt and becomes her friend, her confidant. With her sheep as companions, walk with the child Nina through Monument Valley. With the older Nina, walk through Santa Fe, a city that seduces her to art and to love.

Danse Macabre (Paperback): Robert Mayer Danse Macabre (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

New Orleans, August 2005. The lives of a ballet dancer, a reporter, a psychiatrist, and a Voodoo queen intersect and overlap in the shadow of a stalker and a serial killer... and all the while, a bad wind named Katrina is headed their way.

The Execution (Paperback): Robert Mayer The Execution (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Author Robert Mayer has created a spellbinding tale of resounding readability which provides the most powerful, indictment capital punishment arid the "court system ever to appear in fictional form. The Execution explores the delicate, all too individualistic threads that weave the web. of American justice; with frightening precision, Mayer, traps the reader within that web, squarely upon Death Row.

Midge & Decker (Paperback): Robert Mayer Midge & Decker (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When a knock on the door interrupts her nightly escape into the pages of a cheap romance, Midge, aka Beatrice Audra Smith, is understandably annoyed. Paperback romances may not be the world's best protection against the "lonelies," but what else is a 4'11," 87 pound, 30 1/4 year-old dreamer to do in the middle of the Enchantment Trailer Park in Santa Fe? Enter Horace Decker, out on parole and in every sense a getaway man. He explains his presence outside Midge's trailer as easily as he will capture her heart: "I got paroled two hours ago. Jake said he got this cute little sister. Said to look you up." So what if the most memorable thing Jake ever did for his sister was strand her in a darkened church after stealing a sacred statue. Maybe this ex-con is just what Midge needs to forget the recent loss of her pet prairie dog. "Well come on in then," she says. "Any cellmate of Jake's is a cellmate of mine." Lucky for Midge. And for Decker. And especially for the reader. For the story of what happens when these two discover each other is by turns exhilarating and sad, humorous and heartwarming, and always engaging. Set largely at the local race track, the adventures of Midge and Decker remind us that breaking even in life not only involves time, but luck, as well. Sometimes it's a matter of finding the right person. Or the right place. Or even the right horse, as Midge will realize after placing a most unusual bet: if Blue Lady wins the Unicorn Handicap, Decker will finally settle down, marry Midge, and give his name to the unborn child she carries by him. If Blue Lady loses, Decker can run away yet again. Though made impulsively, Midge's wager quickly looms larger and larger in her mind. The fate of those things that have outlived their usefulness-old dolls and old horses that just cannot run-disturbs Midge, forcing her to act as a kind of savior. Her knack for turning discarded losing tickets into a winning system demonstrates that salvation is indeed possible in some cases. The road to maturity is a long one, certainly longer than the race Blue Lady will run at the Downs, and sacrifices have to be made along the way. But maturity need not spell the end of innocence. While Midge learns that toughness is indispensable for daily survival (she agrees with Decker's characteristically succinct assessment of human existence: "Ain't nobody gets a free ride"), she retains her own special innocence that gains charm through her acquired strength. And for all his gruffness, Decker, too, possesses a youthful tenderness. Like memories of childhood and first romance, the effect of Midge and Decker endures. It is an unusual love story that is profoundly human. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. Most of all you will find Midge and her story completely irresistible.

The Grace of Shortstops (Paperback): Robert Mayer The Grace of Shortstops (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R297 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

To a growing boy, life without base-ball would be unimaginable, es-pecially in the spring of 1947. History is being made at Ebbets Field. Jackie Robinson is about to break the color line and Brooklyn has a shot at the pennant. In the Bronx, eight-year-old Ben-jamin "Peewee" Brunig dreams of making the major leagues as the next Dodger shortstop; the heir apparent to Pee Wee Reese. But even as he fan-tasizes about the future, the people around him-his mother, his rabbi father, his grandmother, even the neighborhood Rag Lady-are tor-mented by the present and the past. Only a family crisis could distract Peewee from his baseball passion. When his infant cousin is kidnaped, Peewee summons all the courage befitting a future Dodger shortstop and embarks on a search-and-rescue mission for the stolen baby. What Peewee discovers on the streets of New York is just the begin-ning in a series of shocking revela-tions that come to light about his family. A boy's loss of innocence is at the heart of Robert Mayer's richly woven narrative about the secrets and sorrows of a Jewish immigrant family and of a youngster who finds in America's greatest sport the courage and grace with which to face real life.

The Ferret's Tale (Paperback): Robert Mayer The Ferret's Tale (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From the acclaimed author of Superfolks and The Dreams of Ada comes this tale of the human struggle, of love and war, sorrow and joy, death and renewal, faith and doubt... all seen from the ferret's point of view. Ezra Wroth is a man of today, a master of science but facing his own mortality, struggling with an array of uncertainties. His children are adults with more exuberance than wisdom, his own past holds dark secrets, and the world around him has plans for him he cannot imagine. Into his life comes Cleo, a ferret who understands him better than he understands himself... or is what is happening not quite what it seems? "Bold and original . . . If you're ready to catch anything a book can throw at you, dive in." -- Rain Taxi Review of Books

Much about Prayer (Paperback): Eugenie A Roberts Mayers Much about Prayer (Paperback)
Eugenie A Roberts Mayers
R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Victory in Surrender! I always believed respect should be given to all, especially those in authority, the elderly and men. I also thought those in authority were always right. I figured they had the truth and the answers to every problem. Basically this was the impression given as I interacted with them at varying levels. However, I learned differently, since most of them, if not all, taught me various tough experiences which opened my eyes. The experience of being a good teacher, left me with great understanding since I allowed them to push me into higher levels as a volcano would, rather than that of an earthquake. This helped me to pray always; acknowledging God in all my ways, that he would direct my paths. I even learned to rightly divide the word of truth. As such, I rose from strength to strength and from glory to glory in my relationship with God. Generally, we become angry when we've had negative or painful experiences. But, because of God's wisdom and his love for us he does not allow our experiences to be wasted. So, since he had a purpose, he used all of my experiences to bless me especially knowing he is able to turn the bad around for a good use. Those rough experiences also become our ministries. They give us knowledge, understanding and wisdom; and if used correctly bring us into prosperity.

Amerikan Edukation (Paperback): Robert Mayer Amerikan Edukation (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

There are plenty of things going on all the time when it comes to American Education. You can find 90% of those things in various journal articles, editorials, speeches-and even on the floor of Congress. The other 10% you'll find in AMERIKAN EDUKATION. 99 clever pages of what eDUCATORS have missed. You'll especially like Bunny Duzit, Barry Oak, Bambi Cummings, Rachel, Lindsay and the clever little rich girl. Coming soon: AMERIKAN EDUKATION - The 2nd Semester You won't want to miss "Professor" Bunny Duzit or Barry and Bambi's wedding night (a unique approach to "Number Theory"). Don't miss Laura Bangkok's appearance in "Maxim Magazine" on her 18th birthday-and how Tennessee Earle bought up the 1000 copies of the "oops" edition that no one was supposed to see. AMERIKAN EDUKATION: Pass the word.

How Superheroes Become All-Better Themselves, Full Edition (Paperback): Robert Mayer How Superheroes Become All-Better Themselves, Full Edition (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
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Quick Cash - The Story of the Loan Shark (Hardcover): Robert Mayer Quick Cash - The Story of the Loan Shark (Hardcover)
Robert Mayer
R670 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R149 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Loan sharks may conjure up an image of tough guys in fedoras looking to make a profit off of desperate people in dire financial straits, but in reality, lenders who advance small sums of cash at high interest rates until payday existed long before organized crime entered the trade. Today the businesses that fill this niche in the credit market prefer the name 'payday lenders' rather than loan sharks, but most large cities are still a hotbed of usurious lending, and the landscapes are dotted with their inviting and brightly colored storefronts. Despite their more respectable name, these predatory lenders have endured through regulation, prohibition, and the rise and fall of the mob since the late 1800s. In this intriguing and accessible book, Mayer aptly assesses the consequences of high-interest lending--both for the people who borrow at such steep prices and for society as a whole. He argues that although some consumers gain from borrowing at high rates, payday lending in its modern form consistently traps many of the wage earners who pawn their postdated checks, leaving them worse off than they were before. Because payday lending regulations vary widely throughout the country, Mayer chose to focus his story on Chicago, a city that serves as a fine representative of the legacy of loan sharking. "Quick Cash "will engage policy analysts, economists, and regional historians, as wells as general readers interested in the fascinating story behind these unscrupulous lending operations that feed off America's current tough economic times.

How to Win Any Argumant - Without Raising Your Voice, Losing Your Cool, or Coming to Blows (Paperback, Revised ed.): Robert... How to Win Any Argumant - Without Raising Your Voice, Losing Your Cool, or Coming to Blows (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Robert Mayer
R312 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R20 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"This will be one of the most important books you've read in a long time."
--Larry King
" Mayer's methodology] is martial. It's mental judo, where you use the other guy's energy to win. It's mind-set. It's charisma."
--The New York Times
"Two thumbs up A whole new way of being smart about all the people in your life--coworkers, bosses, family, the people you do business with. Bob Mayer tells you how to finesse the results you want without pleading, prodding, pushing, or pulling."
--Cuba Gooding, Jr., Academy Award-winning actor
"A tender and effective approach to tough problems. Mayer has written more than a book, it's a way of life."

--Robert Hudecek, retired CEO, Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream Co.
"Anybody can learn these methods, which range from recommendations to stay calm to suggestions on shaping your message. All are useful and presented in clear principles and vivid illustrations."
--Rolf Dobelli getabstract.com
The art of the argument. It's mysterious and powerful. It's the art of having things go your way. But it's also the art of getting out of your own way. It's having the Moves. But it's also about having the Touch. Welcome to the "new normal." It's a time and place where conversations are tougher, disagreements more frequent, consensus more difficult to find than ever before. This new world demands three new "right for our times" chapters:
"Heavy Metal Moves" and "Taboo Tactics": When you're being dissed, dismissed, and dumped on. Or when you need to break through.
"Waging Peace: The Mediation, Arbitration, and Collaborative Practice Game": Because there's more conflict but less money to hire litigation lawyers.
"The World Has Gotten Smaller": Learn to identify deep-rooted cultural differences, and how to act and react.

Superfolks (Paperback): Robert Mayer Superfolks (Paperback)
Robert Mayer; Foreword by Grant Morrison
R363 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Before there was "WATCHMEN," there was SUPERFOLKS.... David Brinkley used to be a hero, the greatest the world had ever seen--until he retired, got married, moved to the suburbs, and packed on a few extra pounds. Now all the heroes are dead or missing, and his beloved New York is on the edge of chaos. It's up to Brinkley to come to the rescue, but he's in the midst of a serious mid-life crisis--his superpowers are failing him.
At long last this classic satire that inspired comic books like "Watchmen" and "Miracleman" is back in print. It's a hilarious thriller that digs deep into the American psyche.

The Little Rich Girl (Paperback): Robert Mayer The Little Rich Girl (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
How to Win Any Negotiation - Without Raising Your Voice Losing Your Cool or Coming to Blows (Paperback): Robert Mayer How to Win Any Negotiation - Without Raising Your Voice Losing Your Cool or Coming to Blows (Paperback)
Robert Mayer
R315 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R20 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Today's super negotiator has to be a versatile problem solver, seeking hard-bargain results with a soft touch. With punch and panache, Bob Mayer shows you how to make the grade, revealing powerful negotiating tools drawn from a unique blend of sources. These include recent advances in psychology and linguistics, tips and techniques garnered from interviews with more than two hundred of the world's masters and Mayer's own been there, done that years as a lawyer representing thousands of clients. It's all here: the fancy footwork and magic moves for outgunning, outmanoeuvring and out-negotiating the other person - and the techniques for developing life skills that will dramatically enhance your chances of professional success and personal satisfaction. You'll learn what works, and what doesn't, when you're up against a stone wall... or when your ideas are being rejected... or you're confronted with hostility and anger.

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