The Invisibles, a unique collection of poetry and artwork, is a creation in which the style of written words and brush strokes takes the reader into an amazing and brave world, where the magical dawns and exotic twilights of the East and West intertwine; where days and nights seek each other in the fantastic voyage of life. Each poem is a previously untold story from the world of the invisible, whose voices we may not hear and whose faces we may not see; whose pain we may not feel and whose languages we may not understand; and whose heroism we may not notice. These are the innocent and noble human beings that are pressured by social injustice, caught in the crossfire of mindless and violent powers. This book includes 19 prints of original paintings. These paintings reflect some of the artist's thoughts and perceptions throughout a stormy life across the continents.
The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion
Author: David Zweig
Category: Business & Economics
An inspiring look at the hidden stars in every field who perform essential work without recognition In a culture where so many strive for praise and glory, what kind of person finds the greatest reward in anonymous work? Expanding from his acclaimed Atlantic article, "What Do Fact-Checkers and Anesthesiologists Have in Common?" David Zweig explores what we can all learn from a modest group he calls "Invisibles." Their careers require expertise, skill, and dedication, yet they receive little or no public credit. And that's just fine with them. Zweig met with a wide range of Invisibles to discover first hand what motivates them and how they define success and satisfaction. His fascinating subjects include: * a virtuoso cinematographer for major films. * the lead engineer on some of the world's tallest skyscrapers. * a high-end perfume maker. * an elite interpreter at the United Nations. Despite the diversity of their careers, Zweig found that all Invisibles embody the same core traits. And he shows why the rest of us might be more fulfilled if we followed their example. From the Hardcover edition.
Joel Burns has always believed his father is still alive. His mother Jackie has long been glad to know Gilberto is dead.When a sighting on a news report from Rio de Janeiro suggests Joel might be right, he travels to Brazil determined to find his long-lost father. Nelson, a down-and-out musician guided by the spirits of Jesus, Yemanja and his late Aunt Zila, helps Joel retrace his childhood steps -- and face up to the contrast between his rosy memories of Gilberto and his mother's accounts of the man's cruelty. Back at home in Brighton, Joel's trip stirs up Jackie's own recollections of her life in Rio -- from the beautiful early years of Gilberto trying to make it in the bossa nova scene, to the violent times following his arrest and imprisonment by the military authorities.Invisibles spans two cities by the sea and four decades of music, torture and romance. From the streets of Brighton to the bars of Rio, Ed Siegle weaves the rhythms of Brazil and the troubles of his characters into an absorbing story of identity, love and loss. At once familiar and foreign, this sweet, sad and compulsively readable first novel throngs with visceral memory and unbreakable ordinary heroes.
Though Hugh Sheehy's often tragic, sometimes gruesome stories feature bloodied knives and mysterious disappearances, at the heart of these thoughtful thrillers are finely crafted character studies of people who wrestle with the darker aspects of human nature--grief, violence, loneliness, and the thoughts of crazed minds. Sheehy's stories shine a spotlight on the bleak fringes of America, giving voice to the invisibles who need it most. A dismal assistant teacher spiking her coffee after school is suddenly locked in a basement with a student who has just witnessed his father's murder. A seventeen-year-old girl at a skate rink whose name no one can remember is motherless, friendless, and sure she will be the next to go. The heartbroken victim of a miscarriage dreams of her fetus's voyage through the earth's plumbing. The estranged addict son, certain of his innate goodness, loses himself in a blizzard and fails his family again. Sheehy's characters learn that however invisible they may feel and whatever their intentions, their actions incur a cost both to themselves and those around them. They struggle to tame or come to terms with the forces they meet--the tragedies--that are far larger than their small existences. In this debut, Sheehy illuminates the all-but-silent note of adult loneliness and how we cope with it or, perhaps, just move past it.
Imagine if every paranoid fantasy, every conspiracy theory, every alleged cover-up and government deception, every tabloid story you've ever heard ...were true. Discover a world where paranoia is a survival skill and the only hope for mankind is a group of unconventional occultist freedom fighters-The Invisibles.
Release on 2007 | by Richard Cleminson,Francisco Vázquez García
A History of Male Homosexuality in Spain, 1850-1939
Author: Richard Cleminson,Francisco Vázquez García
Pubpsher: University of Wales
Examining the social, medical and cultural history of male homosexuality in Spain, this book looks at it from the time homosexuality came to be an issue of medical, legal and cultural concern. Research into homosexuality in Spain is in its infancy. The last ten or fifteen years have seen a proliferation of studies on gender in Spain but much of this work has concentrated on women's history, literature and femininity. In contrast to existing research which concentrates on literature and literary figures, "Los Invisibles" focuses on the change in cultural representation of same-sex activity of through medicalisation, social and political anxieties about race and the late emergence of homosexual sub-cultures in the last quarter of the twentieth century. As such, this book constitutes an analysis of discourses and ideas from a social history and medical history position. Much of the research for the book was supported by a grant from the Wellcome Trust to research the medicalisation of homosexuality in Spain.
Release on 2011-05-31 | by Larisa Seklitova,Ludmila Strelnikova
Author: Larisa Seklitova,Ludmila Strelnikova
Pubpsher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Rendezvous with the Invisibles book is about a real meeting of authors with aliens. They came from a distant planet in other dimension. As their body is made up of matter, which belongs to another dimension, so they remain invisible for our physical world. Only those can see them, whose third eye is opened. Aliens can materialize. The authors came into contact with aliens, who told stories about life on their planet and purpose of their visit to the Earth. Aliens perception of our world is rather interesting. Readers will know their point of view regarding people and their behavior. Different worlds different ideas about life, so to achieve mutual understanding between one reasonable beings and the other, one should find common concepts. Reader can find there how they love and reproduce, what they eat and what hurts them, about their telepathical ability, extraordinary speedy way of reading and unusual treatment of a channeler. Reader will know how aliens have acquainted the authors with lunar inhabitants and many others. Reveal much new about life of reasonable beings from other world together with the authors and meet aliens!
The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House
Author: Jesse Holland
Pubpsher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom. During these years, slaves were the only African Americans to whom the most powerful men in the United States were exposed on a daily, and familiar, basis. By reading about these often-intimate relationships, readers will better understand some of the views that various presidents held about class and race in American society, and how these slaves contributed not only to the life and comforts of the presidents they served, but to America as a whole.