45 Days of Stories

‘The Beauty Myth’ by Naomi Wolf

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Book 7 of 45 Days of Book Stories STATS OF THE BOOK Title: ‘The Beauty Myth’Author: Naomi WolfDate of Publishing: 1990Publisher: Chatto & WindusThe copy I’m quoting from is by Vintage Books, London (1991). Naomi Wolf is an author, activist and significant representative of third-wave feminism. After studying English Literature at Yale University, Wolf obtained her doctorate in Philosophy. She […]
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‘Sapiens : A Brief History of Humankind’ by Yuval Noah Harari

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Book 6 of 45 Days of Book Stories STATS OF THE BOOK Title: ‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ Author: Yuval Noah HarariDate of Publishing: 2011(Hebrew), 2014 (English)Publisher: Vintage Books, LondonYuval Noah Harari’s intricate and insightful tale of human history through fact, culture, and a questing that is almost spiritual in nature, has captivated global audiences in over 60 languages. […]
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‘The Stuff of Thought’ by Steven Pinker

Book 5 of 45 Days of Book Stories STATS OF THE BOOK Title: ‘The Stuff of Thought’ Author: Steven PinkerDate of Publishing: 2007Publisher: Wiking PenguinPinker’s area of specialization includes psycholinguistics. The Stuff of Thought explores the relationship between words, syntax, meaning, speaker and audience. Using commonplace examples of the use of language, Pinker investigates the dynamics between what people say, […]
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‘Sophie’s World’ by Jostein Gaarder

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Book 4 of 45 Days of Book Stories STATS OF THE BOOK Title: ‘Sophie’s World’ Author: Jostein GaarderDate of Publishing: December 5, 1991Original Publisher: Aschehoug English Publisher : Phoenix House (1995) Sophie’s World became a best seller in Norway and a world-wide sensation soon after its release. It has been translated into 60 languages and won several awards, including the […]
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‘Ways of Seeing’ by John Berger

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Book 3 of 45 Days of Book Stories STATS OF THE BOOK Title: ‘Ways of Seeing’ Author: John BergerDate of Publishing: 1972Publisher: PenguinBased on a four-part television series (for BBC) envisioned and executed by Berger and Mike Dobbs, the book came about as an add-on in the same year. It truly is, as Berger acknowledges himself, a work that should […]
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‘Nausea’ by Jean-Paul Sartre

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Book 2 of 45 Days of Book Stories STATS OF THE BOOK Title: ‘Nausea’ Author: Jean-Paul SartreDate of Publishing: 1938 (1949 in English)Publisher: Éditions GallimardThe publishing house was founded by Gaston Gallimard, in 1911, and is one of the best in all of France, till date. It continues to be headquartered in Paris, under Gaston’s grandson’s leadership – Antoine Gallimard. […]
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‘Doors of Perception’ by Aldous Huxley

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Book 1 of 45 Days of Book Stories STATS OF THE BOOK Title: ‘Doors of Perception’ Author: Aldous HuxleyDate of Publishing: 1954Publisher: Chatto & WindusChatto & Windus is a part of Penguin Random House, with its origins tracing back to the mid 19th century. Chatto & Windus was originally founded by John Camden Hotten, who took W.E. Windus as his […]
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‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell

Book 18 of 45 Days of Book Stories STATS OF THE BOOK Title: ‘Animal Farm’Author: George Orwell (1903 – 1950)Date of Publishing: 17 August 1945Original Publishers: Martin Secker and Warburg under Harvill Secker Imprint ( Today this is better known as Penguin Random House).A political allegory, written and published during and just as World War II was being declared over. […]
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William Michael Harnett : Still-Life Five Dollar Bill

For Day 7 of the 45 Days of Art Stories, 2016 edition, we go back in time – 139 years to be exact, to a tradition in painting that demands that the artist prove their worth by literally ‘fooling the eye’ of the viewer. Referred to as ‘trompe l’oeil’ this technique focusses on creating a visual illusion. Here 2D objects are made […]
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Adrian Firth : Penny Pictures

Day 6 present Adrian Firth and his Penny Pictures. We look at currency as a new medium beyond the banknote, or should I say below. For day 6 of the 45 Days of Art Stories, 2016 edition, we move towards modern currency in its smallest possible form as a medium for the Artist. Having seen, explored, examined and applauded the […]
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