Fat City

The truth is I’m addicted to eating. I’m addicted.” He punches his thigh. In Fat City, Karen Hitchcock unpicks the idea of obesity as a disease.

Fat City

Author: Karen Hitchcock

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957626

Page: 64

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I ask a young 200-kilo patient what he snacks on. “Nothing,” he says. I look him in the eye. Nothing? He nods. I ask him about his chronic skin infections, his diabetes. He tears up: “I eat hot chips and fried dim sims and drink three bottles of Coke every afternoon. The truth is I’m addicted to eating. I’m addicted.” He punches his thigh. In Fat City, Karen Hitchcock unpicks the idea of obesity as a disease. In a riveting blend of story and analysis, she explores chemistry, psychology and the impulse to excess to explain the West’s growing obesity epidemic.

Cypherpunk Revolutionary

On Julian Assange Robert Manne. SHORT BLACKS 1 Richard Flanagan The
Australian Disease: On the decline of love and the rise of nonfreedom 2 Karen
Hitchcock Fat City 3 Noel Pearson The War of the Worlds 4 Helen Garner
Regions of ...

Cypherpunk Revolutionary

Author: Robert Manne

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957715

Page: 64

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There are few original ideas in politics. In the creation of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange was responsible for one. This essay reveals the making of Julian Assange – both his ideas and his world-changing actions. Robert Manne explores Assange's unruly childhood and then his involvement with the revolutionary cypherpunk underground, all the way through to the creation of WikiLeaks. Pulling together the threads of his development, Manne shows how Assange became one of the most influential Australians of our time.

Short Black 11 No Fixed Address

Robyn Davidson. SHORT BLACKS 1 Richard Flanagan The Australian Disease:
On the decline of love and the rise of nonfreedom 2 Karen Hitchcock Fat City 3
Noel Pearson The War of the Worlds 4 Helen Garner Regions of ThickRibbed Ice
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Short Black 11 No Fixed Address

Author: Robyn Davidson

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957731

Page: 64

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In every religion I can think of, there exists some variation on the theme of abandoning the settled life and walking one's way to godliness. The Hindu Sadhu, leaving behind family and wealth to live as a beggar; the pilgrims of Compostela walking away their sins; the circumambulators of the Buddhist kora; the Hajj. What could this ritual journeying be but symbolic, idealised versions of the foraging life? By taking to the road we free ourselves of baggage, both physical and psychological. We walk back to our original condition, to our best selves. After many thousands of years, the nomads are disappearing, swept away by modernity. Robyn Davidson has spent a good part of her life with nomadic cultures. In this fascinating and moving essay she evokes a vanishing way of life, and notes a paradox: that even as classical nomads are disappearing, hypermobility has become the hallmark of contemporary life. In a time of environmental peril, she argues, the nomadic way with nature still offers valuable lessons. No Fixed Address is part lament, part evocation and part exhilarating speculative journey.

The Australian Disease

SHORT BLACKS 1 Richard Flanagan The Australian Disease: On the decline of
love and the rise of nonfreedom 2 Karen Hitchcock Fat City 3 Noel Pearson The
War of the Worlds 4 Helen Garner Regions of ThickRibbed Ice 5 John ...

The Australian Disease

Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1921870494

Page: 64

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Non-freedom to the Western mind is inevitably linked with images of backwardness – Soviet tractors, East German Trabants, Kim Jong Il’s haircut. But non-freedom these days is also iPads, iPhones and a dazzling array of less iconic but ubiquitous consumer goods that flood our stores, our homes and which increasingly are used to define our ideas of worth and happiness. It is a full-lipped smile achieved with the aid of collagen made from skin flensed from dead Chinese convicts. The Australian Disease is Richard Flanagan’s perceptive, hilarious, searing exposé of the conformity that afflicts our public life. From Weary Dunlop to Vassily Grossman, from David Hicks to Craig Thomson, Flanagan takes us on a wildly entertaining and unsettling trip. If we are to find hope, he says, we must take our compass more from ourselves and less from the powerful.

Killing the Black Dog

SHORT BLACKS 1 Richard Flanagan The Australian Disease: On the decline of
love and the rise of nonfreedom 2 Karen Hitchcock Fat City 3 Noel Pearson The
War of the Worlds 4 Helen Garner Regions of ThickRibbed Ice 5 John ...

Killing the Black Dog

Author: Les Murray

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863957723

Page: 64

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On the last day of 1985, I went home to live in Bunyah, the farming valley I had left some twenty-nine years earlier. My wife and our younger children followed two days later … at last I was going home, to care for my father in his old age and to live in the place from which I'd always felt displaced. What I didn't know was that I was heading home in order to go mad. Killing the Black Dog is Les Murray's frank and courageous account of his struggle with depression. Since this essay first appeared, hosts of readers have drawn insight from his account of the disease, its social effects and its origins in his family's history. Murray describes how patches of daylight now balance out those of darkness in his life.

Fat City

Fat City is a vivid novel of allegiance and defeat, of the potent promise of the good life and the desperation and drink that waylay those whom it eludes.

Fat City

Author: Leonard Gardner

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590178939

Page: 200

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Fat City is a vivid novel of allegiance and defeat, of the potent promise of the good life and the desperation and drink that waylay those whom it eludes. Stockton, California is the setting: the Lido Gym, the Hotel Coma, Main Street lunchrooms and dingy bars, days like long twilights in houses obscured by untrimmed shrubs and black walnut trees. When two men meet in the ring -- the retired boxer Billy Tully and the newcomer Ernie Munger - their brief bout sets into motion their hidden fates, initiating young Ernie into the company of men and luring Tully back into training. In a dispassionate and composed voice, Gardner narrates their swings of fortune, and the plodding optimism of their manager Ruben Luna, as he watches the most promising boys one by one succumb to some undefined weakness; still, "There was always someone who wanted to fight."

The Western Journal of Black Studies

Davis found the music world and club scene of particular political and cultural
significance as an indicator of black ... the unemployed and especially of black
people ” ( 1992 , Here in this fat city Men seventy - two inches short Have frozen
their ...

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The Atlantic Monthly

... and the unkempt children playing about and now a large black cross marks its
among the burdocks , and chickens and ... The modern nuns are in the cats , and
the soldiers themselves car- garden nearly the whole morning long , rying about
... they make little Indian boys , - who dwindle like our volunteers ( as I remember
them ) those in the song , as the moon ... by the best of worlds will be at times for
poplars , while the highways near the a minute or two - I take to the fat city pass ...

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New York

But Democratic Congressman Barney 10/4 : Fat City ( 1972 ) and The Man Who
Would Be Frank vehemently disagrees . The senior King ... If anybody not in our
group is ever Footage ( 1983 ) and “ Short Looks at the Beatles . " nice to us , we
are just absolutely in thrall to 10/2 : Brighton Rock ( 1947 ) and The Heart of the
them . But if you have ... ( 1998 ) and Black Cat , White Cat ( 1998 ) . Naturally ,
the ...

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International Motion Picture Almanac

Interview With Marlon Brando ( 1989 ) ; 2 additional Emmy Awards : 1986 . 1990 .
Became co ... Porky ' s ( s . p . ) . There Goes the Neighborhood , Black Christmas
( exec . prod . ) . ... Was successful model in N . Y . before landing role in Fat City ,
1972 . Off - B ' way debut ... Appeared in short Blind Curve . PICTURES : Fat ...

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Filmfacts

Two men , barely 10 years apart in age , one with a lifetime of emptiness ahead
of him , one with an empty lifetime ... This is what John Huston has to work with in
Fat City , and he treats it with a level , unsentimental honesty and makes it into ...
Army officer in Reflections in a Golden Eye , even Bogart and Hepburn in The
African Queen – they all fall short of their plans . ... Curtis Cokes , as Oma ' s black
lover , has a self - respect that will not give way to jealousy ; when he gets out of
jail ...

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The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives

Filmed in a slum area of Stockton , California , Fat City was about struggling
boxers in depression - era California . ... The Man Who Would Be King ( 1975 )
was a film version of Rudyard Kipling ' s short novel about two former British
soldiers who embark on a grand ... His wives were Dorothy Harvey ( 1927 – 1933
) ; Lesley H . Black ( 1937 – 1945 ) ; Evelyn Keyes ( 1946 – 1950 ) ; Enrica ( “
Ricki " ) Soma ...

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: 9780684804910

Page: 967

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Presents more than 500 brief biographies of significant American figures, summarizing each figure's family history, education, spouses and marriage history, occupation, cause of death, achievements, and legacy.

International Television Video Almanac

Received Emmy Award for Shot in Hollywood ( 1987 ) , Interview With Marlon
Brando ( 1989 ) ; 2 additional Emmy Awards . ... Deathdream ( Dead of Night ) ,
Deranged ( prod . only ) , Black Christmas ( Silent Night Evil Night ) , Breaking
Point , Murder by Decree , Tribute , Porky's ( also s.p. , prod . ) ... Was successful
model in N.Y. before landing role in Fat City , 1972. ... Appeared in short Blind
Curve .

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The New Leader

Lowry , Malcolm : Dark as the Grave Wherein My Friend is Laid . ( Kingsley Short.
. . . . . . . 9 / 15 Lowry , Malcolm : Lunar Caustic . ( Kingsley ... William . John
Howard , Bernard Friedberg , and Edwin Hardwood : Life Styles in the Black
Ghetto , ( Tommy W . Rogers ) . ... 11 / 10 Gardner , Leonard : Fat City . ( M . Ann
... ( Ethel Spector Person ) 2 / 17 Gross , John : The Rise and Fall of the Man of
Letters .

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The New Yorker

MOVIE HOUSES - Cont'd " Roma , Città Libera ” ( 1946 , Marcello Oct. 19 at 4 , 6 ,
8 , and 10 , Oct. 20 at 2 , 4 , 6 , Pagliero ; in Italian ) ... 9 Oct. 23 at 7 : A program of
short Window ” ( † ) . at 3 and 6 : “ Black Mother , Black Daugh films by Michael
Snow and John and James ... 9 Oct. 19 at 5 : " Miracle in Milan " Lean ) , with
William Holden , Guinness , Jack Oct. 22 : “ Fat City ' ' ( 1972 , John Huston ) , (
1951 ...

The New Yorker

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

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The Wire

... pugliese ornette coleman angus maclise anthony coleman lights in a fat city
jilala cyro baptiste zeena parkins SUB ROSA SR62 SUB ROSA ... And on the
final two tracks he foregrounds the total abstraction that threatens to break
through the surface of the entire record – rhythm ... And it is just a short step from
hearing “ Black Snake Moan " in this way , to the experience of a track such as
Tony Thorpe's ...

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The Encyclopedia of Film

Dead of Night 1972 ( d , p ) ; Deathdream 1972 ( d ) ; Black Christmas 1974 ( d , p
) ; Children Shouldn't Play With Dead ... Porky's II : The Next Day 1983 ( d , p , sc )
; Rhinestone 1984 ( d ) ; Porky's Revenge 1985 ( from characters ) ; Turk 182
1985 ( d ) ... Unusual , dynamic model - turned - actress who followed her film
debut in John Huston's Fat City ( 1972 ) with a ... and Hillie 1984 ; Stephen King's
Cat's Eye 1985 ; At Close Range 1986 ; Blind Curve ( short ) 1988 ; The Blob
1988 .

The Encyclopedia of Film

Author: James Monaco

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Page: 596

View: 458

This encyclopaedia covers the careers of over 3000 actors, directors, writers and producers. Classic names from the 1920s and 1930s receive full coverage, but the main emphasis of the book is on the post-war period, including the emerging generation of film-makers in the 1980s and 1990s.