Apeirogon A Novel

... a film (detail) (Wael Zuaiter's 1001 Nights), multimedia installation, 3 sound
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Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 067960460X

Category: Fiction

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A quite extraordinary novel. Colum McCann has found the form and voice to tell the most complex of stories, with an unexpected friendship between two men at its powerfully beating heart.”—Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Independent • The New York Public Library • Library Journal From the National Book Award–winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin comes an epic novel rooted in the unlikely real-life friendship between two fathers. Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of conflict that colors every aspect of their lives, from the roads they are allowed to drive on to the schools their children attend to the checkpoints, both physical and emotional, they must negotiate. But their lives, however circumscribed, are upended one after the other: first, Rami’s thirteen-year-old daughter, Smadar, becomes the victim of suicide bombers; a decade later, Bassam’s ten-year-old daughter, Abir, is killed by a rubber bullet. Rami and Bassam had been raised to hate one another. And yet, when they learn of each other’s stories, they recognize the loss that connects them. Together they attempt to use their grief as a weapon for peace—and with their one small act, start to permeate what has for generations seemed an impermeable conflict. This extraordinary novel is the fruit of a seed planted when the novelist Colum McCann met the real Bassam and Rami on a trip with the non-profit organization Narrative 4. McCann was moved by their willingness to share their stories with the world, by their hope that if they could see themselves in one another, perhaps others could too. With their blessing, and unprecedented access to their families, lives, and personal recollections, McCann began to craft Apeirogon, which uses their real-life stories to begin another—one that crosses centuries and continents, stitching together time, art, history, nature, and politics in a tale both heartbreaking and hopeful. The result is an ambitious novel, crafted out of a universe of fictional and nonfictional material, with these fathers’ moving story at its heart.

Apeirogon

Colum McCann's Apeirogon is a significant novel ... No significant novel
resembles any other novel. Apeirogon is nothing like any book you've ever read ..
. Think of discovering an entirely unprecedented, and profoundly true, narrative
form.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526607875

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX FEMINA AND THE PRIX MEDICIS WINNER OF THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRES ETRANGER WINNER OF THE 2020 NATIONAL JEWISH BOOK AWARDS CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2020 BY THE SUNDAY TIMES, OBSERVER, GUARDIAN, i PAPER, FINANCIAL TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, SCOTSMAN, IRISH TIMES, BBC.COM, WATERSTONES.COM 'A wondrous book. It left me hopeful; this is its gift' Elizabeth Strout 'An empathy engine ... It is, itself, an agent of change' New York Times Book Review 'A quite extraordinary novel' Kamila Shamsie How do we continue living once we have lost our reason to live? Rami and Bassam live in the city of Jerusalem – but exist worlds apart, divided by an age-old conflict. And yet they have one thing in common. Both are fathers; both are fathers of daughters – and both daughters are now lost. When Rami and Bassam meet, and tell one another the story of their grief, the most unexpected thing of all happens: they become best of friends. And their stories become one story, a story with the power to heal – and the power to change the world. 'The book goes anywhere and everywhere. It is a delirious and thrilling improvisation, a jazz solo spun out of that meeting ... A spectacular structure of stories about everything' Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times

Coxeter Festschrift

... n ) star n - gon { n / d } a non - invariant point a non - invariant point any point (
1 - 2d / n ) rotation ( angle 20 / n ) rotation ( angle 2nd / n ) parallel displacement
translation 0 horocyclic apeirogon hypercyclic apeirogon { co ? ? any point 7 1 .

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Rigidity and Symmetry

We proceed in a somewhat different way from that in Theorem 5, but again –
apart from appealing to the intrinsic translational symmetries of the faces or Petrie
apeirogons, which we do not need to distinguish – we use purely local properties
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Author: Robert Connelly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493907816

Category: Mathematics

Page: 374

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This book contains recent contributions to the fields of rigidity and symmetry with two primary focuses: to present the mathematically rigorous treatment of rigidity of structures and to explore the interaction of geometry, algebra and combinatorics. Contributions present recent trends and advances in discrete geometry, particularly in the theory of polytopes. The rapid development of abstract polytope theory has resulted in a rich theory featuring an attractive interplay of methods and tools from discrete geometry, group theory, classical geometry, hyperbolic geometry and topology. Overall, the book shows how researchers from diverse backgrounds explore connections among the various discrete structures with symmetry as the unifying theme. The volume will be a valuable source as an introduction to the ideas of both combinatorial and geometric rigidity theory and its applications, incorporating the surprising impact of symmetry. It will appeal to students at both the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as post docs, structural engineers and chemists.

Faith Plus Building on What You Have Been Given

... that a polygon is “an unbounded” (without ends) sequence or circuit of
alternating segments (sides) and angles (corners). an ordinary polygon is
unbounded because the sequence closes back in itself in a loop or circuit, while
an apeirogon ...

Author: Michael C. Diotte

Publisher: Word Alive Press

ISBN: 1770697535

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Hitching for Hope

. . . This book is a paean to nuance, decency and possibility."—Colum McCann, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon.

Author: Ruairí McKiernan

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603589589

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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A modern travel tale—part personal pilgrimage, part political quest—that captures the power of human resilience "McKiernan sticks his thumb out, and somehow a healthy dose of humanity manages to roll up alongside him. . . . This book is a paean to nuance, decency and possibility."—Colum McCann, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and Apeirogon. Following the collapse of Ireland’s Celtic Tiger economy, social activist Ruairí McKiernan questions whether he should join the mounting number of emigrants searching for greater opportunity elsewhere. McKiernan embarks on a hitchhiking odyssey with no money, no itinerary and no idea where he might end up each night. His mission: to give voice to those emerging from one of the most painful periods of economic and social turmoil in Ireland’s history. Engaging, provocative and sincere, Hitching for Hope is a testimony to the spirit of Ireland. It is an inspirational manifesto for hope and healing in troubled times.


Songdogs

The story is told in the words of the photographer's only son, a wanderer himself, who uses his father's unreliable memories and the fading remnants of his art to piece together his family history and explain the mystery surrounding his ...

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617323

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Colum McCann's first novel goes back to the years before the Spanish Civil War, following the adventures of a peripatetic Irish photographer from the war-strewn shores of Europe to the exotic plains of Mexico. The story is told in the words of the photographer's only son, a wanderer himself, who uses his father's unreliable memories and the fading remnants of his art to piece together his family history and explain the mystery surrounding his mother - a Mexican beauty brought back by his father to Ireland.

For the Learning of Mathematics

... class in which the faces are permitted to overlap . The six faces at each vertex
are , in order : a triangle , a square , a triangle , a retrograde square ( overlapping
its neighbours ) , a third triangle , and an infinite - sided polygon , or apeirogon .

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Lectures in Theoretical Physics

... 350 Anti - isomorphism , 269 Antiparticles , 115 Apeirogon , 326 Arrangements
, number of , 163 Attenuation coefficient , 219 Attenuation factor , 500
Automorphism group , 270 Average displacement , 208 Azbel ' - Kaner effect ,
501 Bayman ...

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Lecture notes in pure and applied mathematics

... d - incidence polytope , o sis d - 1 , Gan ( i - 1 ) - face of K , and H an ( i + 2 ) -
face of K incident with G , then the section complex { F | G SF s H } is isomorphic
to some Pin y - gon { p ; ; } in the plane , possibly the infinite apeirogon { m } ( cf .

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Everything in this Country Must

Although these are stories about Ireland and the Troubles, they have an almost mythical rather than a political feel.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617277

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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One powerful novella, with two thematically linked short stories on either side of it, forms the basis of Everything in This Country Must. Although these are stories about Ireland and the Troubles, they have an almost mythical rather than a political feel. In the title story, four young soldiers help a farmer and his daughter free their horse from a stream in flood, unable to understand that their help will never be anything but an insult. In the novella, Hunger Strike, a young boy and his mother flee to Galway as the boy's uncle succumbs to a hunger strike in a Derry gaol. In Wood, a ten-year-old boy is asked by his mother to make poles for the marching season.

Word Parts Dictionary

Author: Michael Sheehan

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

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Here at last is a one-stop word-reference book for language lovers. Anyone who has scoured a regular dictionary or thesaurus in search of an elusive word expressing a specific meaning will appreciate this versatile reference. This dictionary, split into three parts, presents the prefixes, suffixes, combining forms and roots that fit together to form words in English. Part I, an alphabetical listing of word parts with definitions, allows a reader to quickly locate the meaning of a known word part. Part II, the Finder, allows a user to start with a meaning or concept and then find word parts that express that meaning. Part III, also a reverse dictionary, organizes the word parts under broad headings: where a reader might consult Part II for word parts relating to Skull, Part III gives a complete listing of word parts pertaining to The Body.

Zoli

Based loosely on the true story of the Gypsy poet Papusza, and set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Zoli is a love story, a tale of loss, and a parable of modern-day Europe.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617242

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The life of Zoli Novotna begins on the leafy backroads of Slovakia, when she and her grandfather come upon a quiet lake where their family has been drowned by Fascist guards. Zoli and her grandfather flee to join up with another clan of travelling harpists. So begins an epic tale of song, intimacy and betrayal. Based loosely on the true story of the Gypsy poet Papusza, and set against the backdrop of the Second World War, Zoli is a love story, a tale of loss, and a parable of modern-day Europe.

Dancer

This is Colum McCann's dancer: Rudolf, a prodigy at six years old, who became the greatest dancer of the century, who redefined dance, rewrote his own life, and died of AIDS before anyone knew he had it.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617358

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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This novel opens on a battlefield: trudging back from the front through a ravaged and icy wasteland, their horses dying around them, their own hunger rendering them almost savage, the Russian soldiers are exhausted as they reach the city of Ufa, desperate for food and shelter. They find both, and then music and dance. And there, spinning unafraid among them, dancing for the soldiers and anyone else who'll watch him, is one small pale boy, Rudolf. This is Colum McCann's dancer: Rudolf, a prodigy at six years old, who became the greatest dancer of the century, who redefined dance, rewrote his own life, and died of AIDS before anyone knew he had it. This is an extraordinary life transformed into extraordinary fiction by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. One kind of masculine grace is perfectly matched to another in Colum McCann's beautiful and daring new novel.

Fishing the Sloe Black River

An ageing nun is tracked to ground by her sister; a garrulous beautician must lay out the corpse of a loved one. These are eloquent tales of exile and displacement, of characters always in search of a way back home or of a way to leave it.

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526617293

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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An ageing nun is tracked to ground by her sister; a garrulous beautician must lay out the corpse of a loved one. These are eloquent tales of exile and displacement, of characters always in search of a way back home or of a way to leave it. Mischievous, assured and versatile, Colum McCann's collection of short stories marks him out as one of our best contemporary writers.

Regular Polytopes

But that derivation could not be accepted as a proof ; for there is no sequence of
finite regular maps tending to an infinite regular map ( like the polygons , { p } ,
which tend to the apeirogon , { 6 } ) . The solutions of 4 . 12 , viz . , ( 3 , 6 } , { 4 , 4 }
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Author: Harold Scott Macdonald Coxeter

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Category: Polygones

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Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society

( involving rotation through πη ) Translation Apeirogon , { 0 } ( i . e . , an infinite
straight line broken into equal segments ) . Glide Plane zig - zag ( dividing the
plane into two equal parts ) . Screw Helical polygon . Since the “ square " of a
rotary ...

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