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All The Stories Of Muriel Spark
Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 398
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Four brand new tales are now added to New Directions' original 1997 cloth edition of Open to the Public. This new and complete paperback edition now contains every one of her forty-one marvelous stories, catnip for all Spark fans. All the Stories of Muriel Spark spans Dame Muriel Spark's entire career to date and displays all her signature stealth, originality, beauty, elegance, wit, and shock value.No writer commands so exhilarating a styleplayful and rigorous, cheerful and venomous, hilariously acute and coolly supernatural. Ranging from South Africa to the West End, her dazzling stories feature hanging judges, fortune-tellers, shy girls, psychiatrists, dress designers, pensive ghosts, imaginary chauffeurs, and persistent guests. Regarding one story ("The Portobello Road"), Stephen Schiff said in The New Yorker: "Muriel Spark has written some of the best sentences in English. For instance: 'He looked as if he would murder me, and he did.' It's a nasty piece of work, that sentence."

Muriel Spark
Author: David Herman
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2010-06
Pages: 241
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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"A substantial addition to Spark criticism, of which there has been surprisingly little published in recent years."--Aileen Christianson, University of Edinburgh --Book Jacket.

Apache Spark 2 X For Java Developers
Author: Sourav Gulati
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2017-07-26
Pages: 350
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Unleash the data processing and analytics capability of Apache Spark with the language of choice: Java About This Book Perform big data processing with Spark—without having to learn Scala! Use the Spark Java API to implement efficient enterprise-grade applications for data processing and analytics Go beyond mainstream data processing by adding querying capability, Machine Learning, and graph processing using Spark Who This Book Is For If you are a Java developer interested in learning to use the popular Apache Spark framework, this book is the resource you need to get started. Apache Spark developers who are looking to build enterprise-grade applications in Java will also find this book very useful. What You Will Learn Process data using different file formats such as XML, JSON, CSV, and plain and delimited text, using the Spark core Library. Perform analytics on data from various data sources such as Kafka, and Flume using Spark Streaming Library Learn SQL schema creation and the analysis of structured data using various SQL functions including Windowing functions in the Spark SQL Library Explore Spark Mlib APIs while implementing Machine Learning techniques to solve real-world problems Get to know Spark GraphX so you understand various graph-based analytics that can be performed with Spark In Detail Apache Spark is the buzzword in the big data industry right now, especially with the increasing need for real-time streaming and data processing. While Spark is built on Scala, the Spark Java API exposes all the Spark features available in the Scala version for Java developers. This book will show you how you can implement various functionalities of the Apache Spark framework in Java, without stepping out of your comfort zone. The book starts with an introduction to the Apache Spark 2.x ecosystem, followed by explaining how to install and configure Spark, and refreshes the Java concepts that will be useful to you when consuming Apache Spark's APIs. You will explore RDD and its associated common Action and Transformation Java APIs, set up a production-like clustered environment, and work with Spark SQL. Moving on, you will perform near-real-time processing with Spark streaming, Machine Learning analytics with Spark MLlib, and graph processing with GraphX, all using various Java packages. By the end of the book, you will have a solid foundation in implementing components in the Spark framework in Java to build fast, real-time applications. Style and approach This practical guide teaches readers the fundamentals of the Apache Spark framework and how to implement components using the Java language. It is a unique blend of theory and practical examples, and is written in a way that will gradually build your knowledge of Apache Spark.

Spark
Author: Patricia Leavy
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Release Date: 2019-03
Pages: 144
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Professor Peyton Wilde has an enviable life teaching sociology at an idyllic liberal arts college--yet she is troubled by a sense of fading inspiration. One day an invitation arrives. Peyton has been selected to attend a luxurious all-expense-paid seminar in Iceland, where participants, billed as some of the greatest thinkers in the world, will be charged with answering one perplexing question. Meeting her diverse teammates--two neuroscientists, a philosopher, a dance teacher, a collage artist, and a farmer--Peyton wonders what she could ever have to contribute. The ensuing journey of discovery will transform the characters' work, their biases, and themselves. This suspenseful novel shows that the answers you seek can be found in the most unlikely places. It can be read for pleasure, is a great choice for book clubs, and can be used as unique and inspiring reading in qualitative research and other courses in education, sociology, social work, psychology, and communication.

All The Poems Of Muriel Spark
Author: Muriel Spark
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 130
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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A collection of the author's poems covers such topics as European cities and the literary world.

Spark
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: 2019
Pages: 320
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Naturally quiet since birth, Mina and her stormbeast, Pixit, lead others like themselves in defying authority and attempting to spread the truth that Alorria's idyllic weather comes at a steep cost.

Kindling The Spark
Author: Joanne Haroutounian
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 366
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In 'Rekindling the Spark', Haroutounian offers a concise synthesis of the research and resources on musical talent - what it is, how to identify and recognize it, and how to nurture and develop it. Exercises throughout the book offer parents and teachers activities to do with children that are useful in spotting and developing musical potential.

The Spark
Author: Glenn A. Gaesser
Publisher: Rodale
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Pages: 400
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The spark: a revolutionary new plan to get fit and lose weight 10 minutes at a time.

The Spark
Author: Chris Downie
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Release Date: 2009-12-29
Pages: 229
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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From the experts who created SparkPeople.com, one of the most successful online weight-loss programs to date, comes The Spark, a ground-breaking book that focuses on what you can do, instead of what you can't do.

Muriel Spark
Author: Martin Stannard
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2009-08-13
Pages: 600
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The long-awaited biography of one of the great writers of the twentieth century - 'a wonderful blend of scholarly fact and juicy storytelling' (Mail on Sunday). Muriel Spark ended was one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Hers is a Cinderella story, the first thirty-nine years of which she presented in her autobiography, Curriculum Vitae (1992), politely blurring the intensity of her darker moments: her relations with her brother, mother, son, husband; a terrifying period of hallucinations and subsequent depression; and the disastrously misplaced love she had felt for two men she had wanted to marry, Howard Sergeant and Derek Stanford. Aged nineteen, Spark left Scotland to marry in Southern Rhodesia, escaping back to Britain on a troopship in 1944 after her divorce. Her son returned in 1945 to be brought up by her parents in Edinburgh while she established herself as a poet and critic in London. After becoming a Roman Catholic in 1954, she began a novel, The Comforters, and with Memento Mori, The Ballad of Peckham Rye and The Bachelors rose rapidly into the literary stratosphere. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), with its adaptation into a successful stage-play and film, marked her full translation into international celebrity and from that point she went to live first in New York, then Rome, and finally Tuscany where for over thirty years, until her death in 2006, she shared a house with her companion, the artist Penelope Jardine.