Calligraphy Lesson:The Collected Stories Deep Vellum Publishing Mikhail Shishkin
In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She´s experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been - and continues to be - one collaboration after another. In this practical sequel to her national best seller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her - and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn´t a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you in your personal relationships. These lessons about planning, listening, organizing, troubleshooting, and using your talents and those of your coworkers to the fullest are not limited to the arts; they are the building blocks of working with others, like if you´re stuck in a 9-to-5 job and have an unhelpful boss. Tharp sees collaboration as a daily practice, and her book is rich in examples from her career. Starting as a 12-year-old teaching dance to her brothers in a small town in California and moving through her work as a fledgling choreographer in New York, she learns lessons that have enriched her collaborations with Billy Joel, Jerome Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Richard Avedon, Milos Forman, Norma Kamali, and Frank Sinatra. Among the surprising and inspiring points Tharp makes in The Collaborative Habit: Nothing forces change more dramatically than a new partnership. In a good collaboration, differences between partners mean that one plus one will always equal more than two. A good collaborator is easier to find than a good frien... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lauren Fortgang. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010637/bk_adbl_010637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
World War II has just ended when Mikhail finds a dying man and his German shepherd, Zasha, in the woods. It’s dangerous — some say traitorous — to own a German dog after Germany attacked Russia, so Mikhail must keep Zasha a secret to keep her alive. But Mikhail’s rival, Katia, is determined to find the dog she is sure he’s hiding. At the same time, a soldier named Dimitri is breeding a new Russian dog at a nearby farm. So many dogs were lost to starvation and in combat that the country is in dire need of every kind of dog. Dimitri, too, has suspicions of Zasha’s existence, and would like nothing more than to add her to his breeding program. ,p>However, Dimitri will have to compete with the armed dog thieves who are also on her trail. Mikhail’s inspiring journey to save his best friend, the last German shepherd in Russia, forces him to face some of life’s hardest lessons about war, hate, forgiveness, hope, love, and man’s best friend. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Mueller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000808/bk_oasi_000808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook contains condensed versions of 28 literary works intended for study at literature lessons in 7th grade. Russian literature represented with: Alexandr Kuprin ´´Bely pudel´´, ´´Chudesny doktor´´, Andrey Platonov ´´Neizvestny tsvetok´´, ´´Yushka´´, Anton Chekhov ´´Dva rasskaza´´, Alexandr Pushkin ´´Grobovschik´´, Vasily Shukshin ´´Volki´´, Evgeny Nosov ´´Kukla´´, Ivan Bunin ´´Dalekoe´´, Ivan Turgenev ´´Khor i Kalinych´´, Leonid Andreev ´´Kusaka´´, Maksim Gorky ´´Larra´´, Mikhail Saltykov-Schedrin ´´Kak odin muzhik dvukh generalov prokormil´´, Mikhail Zoschenko ´´Tri rasskaza´´, Nikolay Gogol ´´Sorochinskaya Yarmarka´´, Fedor Abramov ´´O chen plachut loshadi´´, Yuri Kazakov ´´Tikhoe utro´´ and ´´Starost Ilji Muromtsa´´, ´´Svyatogor bogatyr´´. Also world literature represented with: Arthur Conan Doyle ´´Serebryany´´, Herbert Wells ´´Ostrov doktora Moro´´, Jack London ´´Skazanie o Kishe´´, James Aldridge ´´Otets i syn´´, O´Henri ´´Persiki´´ and ´´Poka zhdet avtomobil´´. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Ilya Glukhov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000174/bk_agen_000174_sample.mp3.
This audiobook contains condensed versions of 20 literary works intended as literature lessons for children in the fourth and fifth grades. Russian classic literature is represented through the following titles: Anton Chekhov´s ´´Dva rasskaza´´, Alexandr Pushkin´s Arap Petra Velikogo and Kapitanskaya dochka, Alexandr Kuprin´s ´´Sobachie schastie´´, Alexandr Belyayev´s Chelovek, nashedshy svoe litso, Aleksey Tolstoy´s Knyaz Serebrany and Petr Pervy, Ivan Bunin´s ´´Lapti´´ and ´´Preobrazhenie´´, Maksim Gorky´s ´´V lyudyakh´´ and ´´Detstvo´´, Nikolay Gogol´s ´´Povest o tom kak possorilis Ivan Ivanovich s Ivanom Nikiforovichem´´, Mikhail Saltykov-Schedrin´s ´´Konyaga´´ and ´´Slovo o polku Igoreve´´. Also, world literature is represented with Herbert Wells´ ´´Strannaya Orchideya´´, Homer´s Priklyucheniya Odisseya, Jack London´s ´´Lyubov k zhizni´´, O. Henry´s ´´Dary Volkhvov´´, Edgar Allan Poe´s ´´Ubijstvo na ulitse Morg´´, and Ernest Hemingway´s Starik i more. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian.> 1. Russian. Ilya Glukhov. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000168/bk_agen_000168_sample.mp3.
In the secret city of Sobek, Domin Thorne is making his way as the newly chosen semel-aten, the leader of the werepanther world. He aspires to make sweeping changes - he´s set goals for himself and the people he chose to bring with him, modeling his reign after that of his friend, Logan Church. But Domin may have set too lofty a goal: His normal leadership style isn´t working. While juggling a homesick Crane, a moody Mikhail, a bullwhip-wielding Taj, servants with murderous intentions, a visiting ex, and a mate on a dangerous goodwill mission, Domin has to figure out his new role alone. He also must determine how to deal with a conspiracy, all the while falling hard for a man who, for the first time in Domin´s life, reciprocates that love. Whether Domin is ready or not, Fate has stepped in to teach him a lesson: Internal threats are just as dangerous as external ones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Crisden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021921/bk_acx0_021921_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook contains condensed versions of 25 literary works intended for the study of literature featuring lessons for sixth graders. Russian literature is represented with: Alexandr Kuprin´s ´´Chudesny doktor´´; Alexandr Pushkin´s ´´Vystrel´´, ´´Dubrovsky´´, and ´´Metel´´; Anton Chekhov´s ´´Tolsty i Tonky´´ and ´´Khameleon´´; Valentin Rasputin´s ´´Uroki frantsuzskogo´´; Viktor Astafiyev´s ´´Kon s rozovoy grivoy´´; Vladimir Korolenko´s ´´Deti podzemelya´´; Ivan Turgenev´s ´´Bezhin lug´´; Mikhail Zoschenko ´´Dva rasskaza´´; Mikhail Prishvin´s ´´Kladovaya solntsa´´; Nikolay Gogol´s ´´Mayskaya noch´´; Nikolay Leskov´s ´´Levsha´´; Fazil Iskander´s ´´Trinadtsaty podvig´´, ´´Mify Drevney Gretsii. Podvigi Gerakla´´; and the Russian folk tales ´´Ilya-Muromets´´ and ´´Sadko-guselschik´´. World literature is also represented with: Herbert Wells´ ´´Chelovek-nevedimka´´, Jack London´s ´´Bely klyk´´; Mark Twain; ´´Priklyucheniya Hucklberry Finna´´; Ray Bradbury´s ´´Zelenoe utro´´ and ´´Kanikuly´´; Edgar Allan Poe´s ´´Zolotoy zhuk´´; and Ernest Sethon-Thompson´s ´´Snup´´. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. 1. Russian. Victoria Serebryanskaya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/agen/000170/bk_agen_000170_sample.mp3.
Dr. Mikhail ´´Misha” Budnikov takes one look at fellow fencer Ryan O’Connor and instantly knows his type. The undisciplined hothead is all ego with no finesse and even less control. In short, Misha’s pet peeves personified. To put the arrogant kid in check, Misha challenges him to a sparring match, which he predictably wins. Not so predictably, Ryan asks him to be a mentor and show him how to fence. Startled by the moment of humility, Misha agrees. What begins as fencing lessons becomes something much hotter, and before they know it, Misha is giving Ryan an entirely different kind of education. Dominance, submission, pain, pleasure—at the hands of an older, experienced man, a whole new world is opening up for Ryan. As the trust deepens and their bond strengthens, though, Ryan retreats because that sham called love left him jaded long ago. Cynical beyond his years, he’s not letting his guard down, least of all for a thrice-divorced man twice his age. Now Misha has to find a way to crack through those defenses…or accept defeat and walk away from the submissive who might just be the love of his life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Ferraiuolo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104473/bk_acx0_104473_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In September 1984, Lisa Paul, an American college student and nanny living in Moscow, entered Inna Meiman’s house for her first Russian language lesson. And so began a two–year friendship and a fight for Inna’s life. In Swimming in the Daylight, Lisa chronicles her friend’s struggle to shed her refusenik status, obtain a visa to America, and find medical treatment for her malignant cancer. Inna endured a perverse reality as a citizen of the Soviet Union: By refusing her permission to emigrate, her government denied her the ability to seek life-saving cancer treatment in Western countries. In effect, Inna explained to Lisa, this refusal was a form of Soviet persecution of her and her husband Naum, a member of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group fighting for human rights in the U.S.S.R., for being Jewish. Spurred by outrage and the desire to help her friend, Lisa returned to the United States, vowing to do all she could to get Inna out of Moscow. She staged a hunger strike, held a press conference, and galvanized American politicians to fight for Inna’s freedom. All these efforts eventually persuaded Mikhail Gorbachev to issue Inna a visa in December 1986, when she finally stepped foot on American soil. At a time when international strife seemed insurmountable and worries at home seemed paralyzing, this story taught - and continues to teach - people everywhere that courage and willpower define a person and that individuals have the power to change the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008562/bk_adbl_008562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.