Description : Through careful analysis of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, Omar Swartz argues that Kerouac's influence on American society is largely rhetorical. Kerouac's significance as a cultural icon can be best understood, Swartz asserts, in terms of traditional rhetorical practices and principles. To Swartz, Kerouac is a rhetor who symbolically reconstructs his world and offers arguments and encouragements for others to follow. Swartz proposes that On the Road constitutes a ?rhetorical vision,” a reality-defining discourse suggesting alternative possibilities for growth and change. Swartz asserts that the reader of Kerouac's On the Road becomes capable of responding to the larger, confusing culture in a strategic manner. Kerouac's rhetorical vision of an alternative social and cultural reality contributes to the identity of localized cultures within the United States.
Description : View from the middle of the road deals with the many aspects we encounter on this journey called life. The author takes on issues of gender, race, growing up and getting older. Friendships and family and how view on all these aspects of life change as the author moves through life. This book shows no matter where you start in life you can and will find peace.
Description : Every day in mediation offices around the world, parties come together to tell their unique story as it relates to a conflict in their lives. In a single, prescient day, they expect to end their pending litigation. Sometimes the resolution requires money. Other times it requires an apology, an explanation or an agreement to put the conflict behind the disputants and move forward in peace. Sometimes, it just requires an impartial set of ears, an open heart and a willing third party to lead the way with dignity, decency and humanity. Such is the life of a mediator. The mediator is the glue: the compassionate ear that can listen deeply and find the connections between the two stories. While lawyers are trained to fight for the rights of their clients, mediators are trained to look for the validity of both points of view. It is, indeed, a different perspective. "View from the Middle of the Road" is a highly entertaining collection of mediation stories based upon a year of self-reflective analysis by author and prominent Los Angeles mediator, Jan Frankel Schau. The stories are intriguing, endearing and sometimes infuriating. The author takes the time to describe her "bird's eye" view and illustrate specific Mediator's Tools used by her in each dispute. Students of mediation, disputants and their counsel and Judges will find these tools incredibly useful and insightful. Where parties have a seat at the negotiating table and can be fully heard with compassion, an open-mind and an open heart, the implications for peace-making extend far, far beyond the litigated case. That is Jan Frankel Schau's View from the Middle of the Road: A Mediator's Perspective on life, conflict and human interaction.
Description : View from the middle of the road-volume II U.S. in Us is a compilation of African American poetic voices. Toni Quest is a painter, radio talk show host and adjunct professor at New Rochelle College, Robert Ward is also an educator, Makal Ani is a poet and Lucinda Clark is a publisher and poet. Each represent different regions of the East Coast of the U.S. The poetry is powerful because it deals with all things that make up the good and bad of life.
Description : Providing both personal and professional revelations about the mid- to late-20th century book trade in England, this is the autobiography of Christopher Hurst, director of C.Hurst & Co. Publishers.
Description : "With the cost of travel soaring higher than a jumbo jet, more and more people are choosing simply to stay put, enjoying what generations of Brits did long before the airliner age -- exploring England by road. For such a relatively small country, Britain has some of the nicest views around; our road network -- much as we like to moan about it -- is actually pretty remarkable, and extends tentacle-like to touch some of the most amazing places. Roads with a View is not just another travel guide. This one has been written by a driver especially for fellow motorists, and provides detailed accounts of the best roads to drive on, and the best places to drive to for that stunning front seat view. With specially drawn maps, stunningly beautiful colour photography from some of the England's finest landscape photographers, and plenty of travel advice on where to eat, where to stay, and what to do, this unique guide lifts the lid on parts of England that are often overlooked."--Publisher's description.