Split Author Swati Avasthi
ISBN-10 0375895264
Year 2010-03-09
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers

A riveting portrait of life after abuse from an award-winning novelist. Sixteen-Year-Old Jace Witherspoon arrives at the doorstep of his estranged brother Christian with a re-landscaped face (courtesy of his father’s fist), $3.84, and a secret. He tries to move on, going for new friends, a new school, and a new job, but all his changes can’t make him forget what he left behind—his mother, who is still trapped with his dad, and his ex-girlfriend, who is keeping his secret. At least so far. Worst of all, Jace realizes that if he really wants to move forward, he may first have to do what scares him most: He may have to go back. Award-winning novelist Swati Avasthi has created a riveting and remarkably nuanced portrait of what happens after. After you’ve said enough, after you’ve run, after you’ve made the split—how do you begin to live again? Readers won’t be able to put this intense page-turner down. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Split the Atom

How to Split the Atom Author Hazel Richardson
ISBN-10 0199105928
Year 1999
Pages 96
Language en

Would you like to make a trip to the Moon, or build your own nuclear reactor? Have you ever wanted to travel through time? Well, here's your chance! Whether you're interested in cloning budgies or building black holes, the "How to" guides will tell you everything you need to know. Thesehands-on guides give you step-by step instructions on how to build a Moon rocket, clone a sheep, split the atom or make a time machine. And on the way to becoming a time traveller or nuclear genius, you can learn about the brilliant scientists who first made these incredible discoveries - and aboutthe slightly less brilliant scientists who didn't.In How to Get to the Moon you can learn how to become a rocket scientist and Moon-walking astronaut. Learn how astronauts first got to the Moon in 1969, and about the recent discoveries that would make setting up a Moon base much easier. Find out how to make your own space suit, how to survive onthe Moon, and how to build a working rocket powered by liquid fuel.

Head Off Split

Head Off   Split Author Nikky Finney
ISBN-10 9780810152168
Year 2011-01-27
Pages 97
Language en
Publisher Northwestern University Press

"Nikky Finney has been a fine poet much too long to say that this latest treasure is her promise coming into being. She exploded with so much talent with On Wings Made of Gauze and beautifully matured with Rice, yet Head Off & Split takes the promise of youth with the control of adulthood to bring her greatest exploration. Honest, searing, searching. We all, especially now, need this book of poems; we all, especially now, need this poet."---Nikki Giovanni, author of Bicycles "Beginning with the sweepingly inclusive and powerful `Red Velvet,' a Middle Passage poem for our times, Nikky Finney takes the reader to a wonderfully alive world where the musical possibilities of language overflow with surprise and innovation. Finney has an ear to go along with the wildness of her imagination, which sweeps through history like a pair of wings. Her carefully modulated free verse is always purposeful in its desire to move the reader in a way that allows us intimate access to necessary observations about ourselves. These poems, in other words, have the power to save us."---Bruce Weigl, author of What Saves Us "In Nikky Finney's Head Off & Split the beauty of language soars and saves us even as we skirt the raw edge of terror. And something rare and precious is restored, a light, a circling movement of the spirit. This is poetry to give thanks for."---Meena Alexander, author of Quickly Changing River "No one opens a vein on the page with a sharper and more nuanced gathered set of senses than Nikky Finney. In Head Off & Split, she takes aim at the heart of American wrong-headedness with a sense of purpose and integrity not only respectful of, but fueled by, her own brand of multiple kinships and remembrance, a grand struggle-swagger of powerful literary inheritance."---Thomas Sayers Ellis, author of Skin, Inc. "With Head Off & Split, Nikky Finney establishes herself as one of the most eloquent, urgent, fearless and necessary poets writing in America today. What makes this book as important as anything published in the last decade is the irresistible music, the formal dexterity and the imaginative leaps she makes with metaphor and language in these simply stunning poems. This is a very, very important achievement."---Kwame Dawes, author of Hope's Hospice


Split Author J.B. Salsbury
ISBN-10 9781472238627
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Fighting Series, comes Split, a dark, deeply emotional story of love against the odds with a suspenseful twist, perfect for fans of Katy Evans, Jamie McGuire and Sophie Jackson. When her career takes a hit, Shyann abruptly finds herself jobless, penniless and packing for her hometown - where memories of her late mother and a reunion with her distant father await. Lucas needs a quiet life, and that's exactly what he's found in Payson, Arizona. He finally feels like he fits...and is starting to keep his mind in check. Having suffered blackouts since he was a child, Lucas knows he's not like other guys. The minute he meets his boss's strong-willed, sexy-as-sin daughter, her probing eyes and personal questions pick away at his barriers. Shyann is everything Lucas wants - and everything he should never have. When the blackouts return, the last thing he wants is to expose how dangerous he can be...

Split Possession

Split Possession Author
ISBN-10 902720568X
Year 2008
Pages 546
Language en
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing

This book is a functional-typological study of possession splits in European languages. It shows that genetically and structurally diverse languages such as Icelandic, Welsh, and Maltese display possessive systems which are sensitive to semantically based distinctions reminiscent of the alienability correlation. These distinctions are grammatically relevant in many European languages because they require dedicated constructions. What makes these split possessive systems interesting for the linguist is the interaction of semantic criteria with pragmatics and syntax. Neutralisation of distinctions occurs under focus. The same happens if one of the constituents of a possessive construction is syntactically heavy. These effects can be observed in the majority of the 50 sample languages. Possessive splits are strong in those languages which are outside the Standard Average European group. The bulk of the European languages do not behave much differently from those non-European languages for which possession splits are reported. The book reveals interesting new facts about European languages and possession to typologists, universals researchers, and areal linguists.


Split Author Suzanne Finnamore
ISBN-10 9780141908410
Year 2009-01-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK

He came home from work. She fixed him a martini. He said she looked beautiful. And then he asked for a divorce. Suddenly Suzanne Finnamore was alone, with no idea of what to do next. How would she tell their friends he'd left her behind? What would she tell her young son? She downed the mandarin-flavoured vodka, she faced the news of her ex-husband's infidelity and suffered Valentine's Day alone. And with a lot of grit and her whiskey-toting mother's help, she found the hope and humour to pull through. From her darkest moments to the eventual freedom of life on her own, Suzanne's story will speak to anyone whose heart's been stamped on - and needed the strength to start afresh.

Healing the Split

Healing the Split Author Marc Elihu Hofstadter
ISBN-10 9781608448227
Year 2011-03
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Dog Ear Publishing

Healing the Split consists of the collected essays of poet, literary critic and philosopher Marc Elihu Hofstadter. The essays stretch from Hofstadter's early scholarly articles about poets William Carlos Williams and Yves Bonnefoy through articles published in the Redwood Coast Review about poetry, art, music, science, politics and France to recent articles concerning the "split" between the sciences and the humanities, reason and feeling/intuition/faith. The book embodies Hofstadter's consistent belief in the idea that all human activities are composed of an "objective" element and a "subjective" element. Human knowledge, whether scientific, mathematical, philosophical or artistic, contains a degree of objective certainty mixed with a component of subjective feeling. The differences between science and the humanities are differences of degree of objectivity, not of essence, and the knowledge the humanities display is a genuine form of knowledge, less certain than science but rich in tangible, felt experience. Even early in his career as a literary critic, Hofstadter was interested in how such otherwise diverse poets as Williams and Bonnefoy sacralize the coming together of mind and world in all forms of human experience. As Williams put it, "No ideas but in things!"-by which he meant, not, Let there not be any ideas! but, Let all ideas be inextricably entwined with the physical world! Hofstadter argues that, in all our activities, there is a mixture of the thinking, reasoning mind and the parts of us that feel, perceive, touch-our bodies, our hearts. Science and philosophy are the great achievements of the mind, while art and religion are the most powerful consummations of sensing and feeling-yet science and philosophy are partly emotive, and art and theology partly rational. The difference, again, is in degree. Healing the Split is an attempt to bring reason and feeling/intuition/faith together, to show how they are intimately related. The Buddhist faith is key to this effort, because Buddhism doesn't analyze out reason and non-rational knowledge as separate faculties but tries to unite them in a direct, embodied kind of experience that "heals the split" between them and makes the individual human being whole. In Buddhism, everything we know is known through consciousness, and distinctions between subject and object, mind and world, logic and faith become artificial, since consciousness is essentially unitary. And Buddhism sees all phenomena, known through consciousness, as being related in a universal "web" everything is connected ultimately to everything else, and the world is essentially One. Healing the Split is finally a work of mysticism in the line of Parmenides, who believed that everything is one, or the Kabbalists, who worshipped the All in the form of "Ha Shem" the unnamable "Name." Marc Elihu Hofstadter was born in New York City in 1945. He received his B.A. in French literature from Swarthmore College in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1975. He has taught American literature at Santa Cruz, the Universite d'Orleans (on a Fulbright Lectureship) and Tel Aviv University. In 1980 he obtained his Master of Library Science degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and from 1982 to 2005 served as the Librarian of the City of San Francisco's transit agency. He has published five volumes of poetry: House of Peace, Visions, Shark's Tooth, Luck and Rising at 5 AM, all of which are available on amazon.com, and his poems, translations and essays have appeared in over sixty magazines. He lives in the retirement community of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, California with his partner, the artist David Zurlin."

Passionate Subjects split Subjects in Twentieth century Literature in Chile

Passionate Subjects split Subjects in Twentieth century Literature in Chile Author Bernardita Llanos M.
ISBN-10 9780838757338
Year 2009
Pages 273
Language en
Publisher Bucknell University Press

Chilean writers Marta Brunet, María Luisa Bombal, and Diamela Eltit present a female subject that resists legal imperatives, sexual contracts, and the patriarchal literary canon. From different perspectives and through different aesthetic paradigms, the narratives of these authors question modernity in Chile as a masculinist itinerary shaped by authoritarianism and Catholic ideology. Through the reexamination of the concept of passion and recovering its meaning in the Greek pathos, subjectivity is here posed as an individual's ethical tendency that expresses the subject's character. Challenging the Christian patriarchal view of passion as sin and vice and the economic definition of it as interest and calculation that modernity adds on, these texts position passion against binary Western epistemology, moral judgment, and social usefulness. Passion, understood in this way, allows the examination of three historical moments of the Catholic authoritarian Chilean modernity that this literature disputes. In all three moments, the narratives selected denounce calculation, interest, and logical rationality as the tools for the reorientation of the passions or what is the same, the suppression of contestatory claims. Gender, in these three aesthetic projects, is a form of marginalization embedded in a state authoritarian morality and law regulated by marriage and the family. In this context, female aggression and unconventional sexuality become a double threat to masculinity and to the process of modernization. These writers challenge a logocentric linguistic system through discursive strategies that organize a new narrative model, showing that motherhood and womanhood inevitably conflict in the public sphere and rights of citizenship. Throughout the literary imaginaries of the twentieth century there is a reiteration of an authoritarian patriarchal pattern that permeates the social arena as well as the female subject, revealing the contradictions of the Chilean modernity/modernization process. The nation appears invariably determined by semi-feudal and semi-modern structures as well as split female modern subjects. Noticing this has led the author to write this book and investigate specifically the ways the discourse of modernity conflicts with the marriage contract in the construction of feminine subjectivity. Marriage is one of the modern protocols that resolve sexual difference through a pact that proclaims male protection in exchange for female obedience. Subordination of difference becomes the overarching feature guiding an incomplete modernity and its attainment in a hierarchical society. By custom and law women are dependent on their fathers and husbands while in the public discourse they are offered the independence and autonomy of being modern. This irreconcilable contradiction marks female experiences and alternatives in a world that holds on to old patriarchal mores while claiming to be liberal and modern. This book will intrigue literary scholars, feminist critics, and cultural critics interested in literary and resistance movements in Chile and Latin America, and well as readers alert to critiques of capitalism and modernization.

Split Land of Liberty

Split Land of Liberty Author Michael Piedmonte
ISBN-10 1469757826
Year 2000-10-20
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher iUniverse

Split Land of Liberty presents a broadbrush black humor look at violence, religion, and sex in America in the middle 1990s. An escaped convict named Canno is looking for the perfect religion in which to die. For him, this would be one that offers the best deal for eternity. He reasons that we shop around for such temporary dwellings as houses, condos, and apartments, so why not shop for the place where we might have to spend eternity. As Canno travels across America, he is shocked by all the confrontations and violence he encounters. However, he soon adapts in a way that he least expects. Canno’s quest takes him to such places as San Francisco, Loggersheadville, Las Vegas, New York City, Enfirmo, Bradenton FL, Interstate Highway 95, and the Niukiuke Indian Reservation and Luxury Hotel. The confrontations and violence that Canno encounters include rival Viking biker gangs, loggers and environmentalists, pro-lifers and pro-choicers, cowboys and Indians, liberals and conservatives, smokers and non-smokers, abusive husbands and murderous wives, and many, many more. With a loaded shotgun in his mouth and the law quickly closing in on him, the book’s conclusion finds Canno deciding about his future—immediate and long term.


Split Author Lori Weber
ISBN-10 1550288784
Year 2005-06-01
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher James Lorimer & Company

When Sandra sets out to find her mother, who left her family behind with an alcoholic father, she wonders how to locate a person who does not want to be found.

Split Auxiliary Systems

Split Auxiliary Systems Author Raúl Aranovich
ISBN-10 9027229813
Year 2007
Pages 277
Language en
Publisher John Benjamins Publishing

The alternation between the auxiliaries BE and HAVE, which this collection examines, is often discussed in connection with generative analyses of split intransitivity. But this book's purpose is to place the phenomenon in a broader context. Well-known facts in the Romance and Germanic language families are extended with data from lesser studied languages and dialects (Romanian, Paduan), and also with experimental and historical data. Moreover, the book goes beyond the usual language families in which the phenomenon has been studied, with the inclusion of two chapters on Chinese and Korean. The theoretical background of the contributors is also broad, ranging from current Generative approaches to Cognitive and Optimality-Theoretical frameworks. Readers interested in the structural, historical, developmental, or experimental aspects of auxiliary selection should profit from this book's comprehensive empirical coverage and from the plurality of contemporary linguistic analyses it contains.


Split Author Lisa Michaels
ISBN-10 9780547959344
Year 1999-04-05
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

In Split, Lisa Michaels offers a strikingly textured portrait of her days of communes and road trips, of antiwar protests and rallies --- and of what came after, for her parents and herself --- as the radicalism of the 1960s and '70s gave way to conservative times. As a young child, Michaels visited her father in prison, where he was serving a two-year sentence for his part in an antiwar protest. In the early '70s, she toured the country with her mother and stepfather in a customized mail truck, complete with oriental rugs and a wood stove, until the family settled in a small northern California town. Her father later moved to the Bay Area, where he worked in auto plants and served as a labor organizer. By the age of eight Michaels was a veteran leaflet-folder, and she consecrated her father's second marriage in a Berkeley park by reading from Quotations from Chairman Mao. Not surprisingly, Michaels grew up craving conformity --- giving her mother makeovers and arranging their secondhand furniture in inspired ways --- but she also came to share the values her parents held dear: independence, frankness, and unsparing self-examination. In the buttoned-up world of UCLA during the Reagan years, she went through a hippie revival phase, wearing batik dresses and Chairman Mao pins, a throwback amid the campus's Greek revivalists and young Republicans. Against that traditional backdrop her parents' longtime activism took on new meaning, and at twenty-two, much in the spirit of her upbringing, Michaels embarked on a trip through Asia. Observant, luminous, and wry, Split captures both the vulnerability and heady freedom of a counterculture childhood. It is a powerful blend of social reflection and personal reminiscence, a memoir that paints a clear-eyed and unforgettable picture of the ways in which the legacy of the '60s impacted one remarkable family.

Healing the Split

Healing the Split Author John E. Nelson
ISBN-10 0791419851
Year 1994
Pages 442
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press

The links between madness, creative genius, and spiritual experiences have tantalized philosophers and scientists for centuries. In Healing the Split, John Nelson brings the lofty ideas of transpersonal psychology down to earth so they can be applied in a practical way to explain the bizarre effects of insanity on the human mind. Drawing on a vast knowledge of Eastern philosophy and mainstream neuropsychiatry, he heals the split between orthodox and alternative views with a comprehensive approach that goes beyond both. Starting where R. D. Laing and Thomas Szasz left off, Nelson revises and expands their radical views in light of modern brain science. He then turns to ancient tantric yoga for a synthesis that weaves brain, psyche, and spirit into a compelling new conception of mental illness. For professionals who seek to meet the needs of their patients more creatively, this book offers a unique synthesis. For people in emotional crisis, it clarifies the distinctions among intractable psychosis, temporary breakdowns in the service of healing (spiritual emergencies), and psychic breakthroughs (spiritual emergence). And for anyone interested in the seemingly inexplicable workings of the human mind gone mad, this fascinating exploration of psychotic states of consciousness will be exciting reading.