This book of poems is full of grace, rythms, and honesty. Aliki Barnstone has hints of Emily Dickinson thoughout her works, yet she writes originally about the state of her soul and brings the reader in to feel like an intimate friend. With a wide range of poems, this book will reach the heart and mind both as her words unfold one poem at a time.
Michael is desperate for a new roommate. His last roommate skipped town without paying rent, and his parents are getting tired of the constant handouts. So he puts out a roommate-wanted ad, and with a week before the new month, he’s willing to take any willing candidate. Terri seems like the perfect applicant. She has a stable job, she loves to cook big meals, and she’s kind of cute, too. Except there’s a catch: she’s actually a cross-dressing boy. And to sweeten her application, she adds that she would be interested being ‘roommates-with-benefits’.
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Manhattan is the tale of a young French scholar who travels to the United States in 1965 on a Fulbright Fellowship to consult the manuscripts of beloved authors. In Yale University's Beinecke Library, tantalized by the conversational and epistolary brilliance of a fellow researcher, she is lured into a picaresque and tragic adventure. Meanwhile, back in France, her children and no-nonsense mother await her return. A young European intellectual's first contact with America and the city of New York are the background of this story. The experience of Manhattan haunts this labyrinth of a book as, over a period of thirty-five years, its narrator visits and revisits Central Park and a half-buried squirrel, the Statue of Liberty and a never again to be found hotel in the vicinity of Morningside Heights: a journey into memory in which everything is never the same. Traveling from library to library, France to the United States, Shakespeare to Kafka to Joyce, Manhattan deploys with gusto all the techniques for which Cixous's fiction and essays are known: rapid juxtapositions of time and place, narrative and description, analysis and philosophical reflection. It investigates subjects Cixous has spent her life probing: reading, writing, and the "omnipotence-other" seductions of literature; a family's flight from Nazi Germany and postcolonial Algeria; childhood, motherhood, and, not least, the strange experience of falling in love with, as Jacques Derrida writes, "a counterfeit genius."
Enhance your understanding of Computer Vision and image processing by developing real-world projects in OpenCV 3 About This Book Get to grips with the basics of Computer Vision and image processing This is a step-by-step guide to developing several real-world Computer Vision projects using OpenCV 3 This book takes a special focus on working with Tesseract OCR, a free, open-source library to recognize text in images Who This Book Is For If you are a software developer with a basic understanding of Computer Vision and image processing and want to develop interesting Computer Vision applications with Open CV, this is the book for you. Knowledge of C++ is required.
What You Will Learn Install OpenCV 3 on your operating system Create the required CMake scripts to compile the C++ application and manage its dependencies Get to grips with the Computer Vision workflows and understand the basic image matrix format and filters Understand the segmentation and feature extraction techniques Remove backgrounds from a static scene to identify moving objects for video surveillance Track different objects in a live video using various techniques Use the new OpenCV functions for text detection and recognition with Tesseract In Detail Open CV is a cross-platform, free-for-use library that is primarily used for real-time Computer Vision and image processing. It is considered to be one of the best open source libraries that helps developers focus on constructing complete projects on image processing, motion detection, and image segmentation. Whether you are completely new to the concept of Computer Vision or have a basic understanding of it, this book will be your guide to understanding the basic OpenCV concepts and algorithms through amazing real-world examples and projects. Starting from the installation of OpenCV on your system and understanding the basics of image processing, we swiftly move on to creating optical flow video analysis or text recognition in complex scenes, and will take you through the commonly used Computer Vision techniques to build your own Open CV projects from scratch. By the end of this book, you will be familiar with the basics of Open CV such as matrix operations, filters, and histograms, as well as more advanced concepts such as segmentation, machine learning, complex video analysis, and text recognition. Style and approach This book is a practical guide with lots of tips, and is closely focused on developing Computer vision applications with OpenCV. Beginning with the fundamentals, the complexity increases with each chapter. Sample applications are developed throughout the book that you can execute and use in your own projects.
FUNNY STORY is a collection of hilarious and touching essays, monologues, and scenes by award-winning author Topher Payne.