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Dialogues on the Delta PDF Book By Martín Camps

Dialogues on the Delta

  • Author: Martín Camps
  • ISBN Code: : 1527514706
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 249 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 858 Readers
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This collection of essays examines the city of Stockton, California from an interdisciplinary perspective. Stockton is in the heart of the Central Valley, an agricultural region that comprises a diverse population and rich history. This book covers the economic downturn of the city that was ground zero for the housing market crisis during the Great Recession, which resulted in it becoming the first major American city to declare bankruptcy. Nevertheless, the city cannot be framed only on its economic misfortunes; Stockton has a vibrant community with important historical figures such as Martín Ramírez, an outsider painter who was a patient in the Stockton State Hospital. This book also covers topics such as food studies, religious communities, historical resources at the library at the University of the Pacific, business community programs such as “Puentes”, an overview of the city’s racial diversity, auto-ethnographies, the family connection to Mexican author Elena Poniatowska, and a program at the Stockton High School during WWII to send jeeps as part of the war effort. This book is informed by the perspectives of historians, sociologists, political scientists, economists, business scholars, and literary and cultural studies theorists to provide a wide range of approaches to a vital community in the Central Valley of California.

Shared Waters PDF Book By Stella Borg Barthet

Shared Waters

  • Author: Stella Borg Barthet
  • ISBN Code: : 9042027665
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Page : 412 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 459 Readers
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The present volume contains general essays on: unequal African/Western academic exchange; the state and structure of postcolonial studies; representing male violence in Zimbabwe¿s wars; parihaka in the poetic imagination of Aotearoa New Zealand; Middle Eastern, Nigerian, Moroccan, and diasporic Indian women¿s writing; community in post-Independence Maltese poetry in English; key novels of the Portuguese colonies; the TV series The Kumars at No. 42; fictional representations of India; the North in western Canadian writing; and a pedagogy of African-Canadian literature. As well as these, there is a selection of poems from Malta by Daniel Massa, Adrian Grima, Norbert Bugeja, Immanuel Mifsud, and Maria Grech Ganado, and essays providing close readings of works by the following authors and filmmakers: Thea Astley, George Elliott Clarke, Alan Duff, Francis Ebejer, Lorena Gale, Romesh Gunesekera, Sahar Khalīfah, Anthony Minghella, Michael Ondaatje, Caryl Phillips, Edgar Allan Poe, Salman Rushdie, Ghādah al-Sammān, Meera Syal, Lee Tamahori. Contributors: Leila Abouzeid, Hoda Barakat, Amrit Biswas, Thomas Bonnici, Stella Borg Barthet, Ivan Callus, Devon Campbell¿Hall, Saviour Catania, George Elliott Clarke, Brian Crow, Pilar Cuder¿Domínguez, Bärbel Czennia, Hilary P. Dannenberg, Pauline Dodgson¿Katiyo, Bernadette Falzon, Daphne Grace, Adrian Grima, Kifah Hanna, Janne Korkka, T. Vijay Kumar, Chantal Kwast¿Greff, Maureen Lynch Pèrcopo, Kevin Stephen Magri, Isabel Moutinho, Melanie A. Murray, Taiwo Oloruntoba¿Oju, Gerhard Stilz, Jesús Varela Zapata, Christine Vogt¿William. Stella Borg Barthet is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Malta. She is the author of papers and book chapters, mostly on Maltese, Australian, and African fiction. Her current research interests include North African and African-American writing.

Understanding Alice Adams PDF Book By Bryant Mangum

Understanding Alice Adams

  • Author: Bryant Mangum
  • ISBN Code: : 1611179343
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Page : 144 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 163 Readers
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In Understanding Alice Adams, Bryant Mangum examines the thematic intricacies and astute social commentary of Adams's eleven novels and five short story collections. Throughout her career Adams was known for creating and re-creating the "Alice Adams woman," who is bright, honest, attractive, thoughtful—and sometimes a bit offbeat. As Mangum notes, Adams's central characters—her heroes—are most often women struggling toward self-sufficiency and independence as they strive to fulfill their responsibilities, including child rearing and other societal commitments. After an overview of Adams's life (1926-1999), Mangum groups the novels and stories by the decades in which they were published, since shifts in the thematic arc of Adams's fiction break conveniently along those lines. He explains how Adams used the novel as an extended workshop for her short fiction. Her novels cover wide swaths of the American experience, and from these sweeping narratives she distilled her sharp, lyrical, vibrant short stories, which earned her twenty-three O. Henry Awards—including six first-place recognitions and a lifetime achievement award—an honor shared with only Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, and Alice Munro. In this study Mangum explores how Adams treats love, family, work, friendship, and nostalgia. He identifies hope as a thread that links all her main characters, despite how accurately she had anticipated the complexities and challenges that accompanied increased freedom for women in the later twentieth century.

International Who's Who in Poetry 2005 PDF Book By Europa Publications

International Who's Who in Poetry 2005

  • Author: Europa Publications
  • ISBN Code: : 1135355193
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 841 Readers
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The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

THEY BITE PDF Book By Jonathan Maberry,David F. Kramer

THEY BITE

  • Author: Jonathan Maberry,David F. Kramer
  • ISBN Code: : 0806532165
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 280 Readers
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From the shadowy worlds of myth and legend. . .From the pages of bestsellers and the silver screen. . . They're searching for you. And they're hungry. Every culture and country has its demons--and since earliest times we've tried to capture these supernatural predators through the power of storytelling. But they refuse to be tamed. . . Join Bram Stoker Award winners Maberry and Kramer on a chilling journey into the nature of the beast. This compendium of creepy creatures tracks the monsters of our imagination from the whispered fireside tales of old to the books, comics, and films that keep us shivering on the edges of our seats with delight and fascination. Biting commentaries by the modern masters of the macabre--John Carpenter, Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Holly Black, Kevin J. Anderson, Ray Garton, Ramsey Campbell, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Simon Clark, Herschell Gordon Lewis, and dozens of others--help make this the ultimate guidebook to the horrific roots and modern-day expressions of our darkest fears. With 8 pages of color illustrations by leading artists of the supernatural

A Study Guide for Alice Adams's

A Study Guide for Alice Adams's "Snow"

  • Author: Gale, Cengage
  • ISBN Code: : 1535867841
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Page : 16 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 213 Readers
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A Study Guide for Alice Adams's "Snow", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

The Angel Esmeralda PDF Book By Don DeLillo

The Angel Esmeralda

  • Author: Don DeLillo
  • ISBN Code: : 9781451658071
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 677 Readers
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From one of the greatest writers of our time, his first collection of short stories, written between 1979 and 2011, chronicling—and foretelling—three decades of American life Set in Greece, the Caribbean, Manhattan, a white-collar prison and outer space, these nine stories are a mesmerizing introduction to Don DeLillo’s iconic voice, from the rich, startling, jazz-infused rhythms of his early work to the spare, distilled, monastic language of the later stories. In “Creation,” a couple at the end of a cruise somewhere in the West Indies can’t get off the island—flights canceled, unconfirmed reservations, a dysfunctional economy. In “Human Moments in World War III,” two men orbiting the earth, charged with gathering intelligence and reporting to Colorado Command, hear the voices of American radio, from a half century earlier. In the title story, Sisters Edgar and Grace, nuns working the violent streets of the South Bronx, confirm the neighborhood’s miracle, the apparition of a dead child, Esmeralda. Nuns, astronauts, athletes, terrorists and travelers, the characters in The Angel Esmeralda propel themselves into the world and define it. DeLillo’s sentences are instantly recognizable, as original as the splatter of Jackson Pollock or the luminous rectangles of Mark Rothko. These nine stories describe an extraordinary journey of one great writer whose prescience about world events and ear for American language changed the literary landscape.

The Stories of John Cheever PDF Book By John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever

  • Author: John Cheever
  • ISBN Code: : 0307743985
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 704 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 263 Readers
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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A seminal collection from one of the true masters of the short story. Spanning the duration of Cheever’s long and distinguished career, these sixty-one stories chronicle and encapsulate the lives of what has been called “the greatest generation.” From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in “The Enormous Radio” to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in “The Housebreaker of Shady Hill” and “The Swimmer,” these are tales that have helped define the form. Featuring a preface by the author, The Stories of John Cheever brings together some of the finest short stories ever written.

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature PDF Book By William Hughes

Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

  • Author: William Hughes
  • ISBN Code: : 0810874784
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Page : 376 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 151 Readers
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The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of Gothic Literature.

J. G. Ballard PDF Book By Jeannette Baxter

J. G. Ballard

  • Author: Jeannette Baxter
  • ISBN Code: : 144116362X
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 492 Readers
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J.G. Ballard is one of the most significant British writers of the contemporary period. His award-winning novels are widely studied and read, yet the appeal of Ballard's idiosyncratic, and often controversial, imagination is such that his work also enjoys something of a cult status with the reading public. The hugely successful cinematic adaptations of Empire of the Sun (Spielberg, 1987) and Crash (Cronenberg, 1996) further confirm Ballard's unique place within the literary, cultural and popular imaginations. This guide includes new critical perspectives on Ballard's major novels as well as his short stories and journalistic writing covering issues of form, narrative and experimentation. Whilst offering fresh readings of dominant and recurring themes in Ballard's writing, including history, sexuality, violence, consumer capitalism, and urban space,the contributors also explore Ballard's contribution to major contemporary debates including those surrounding post 9/11 politics, terrorism, neo-imperialism, science, morality and ethics.

J.G. Ballard PDF Book By Peter Brigg

J.G. Ballard

  • Author: Peter Brigg
  • ISBN Code: : 0916732835
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Page : 138 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 222 Readers
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Peter Brigg examines the life and work of British author J.G. Ballard, from his science fiction to his mainstream fiction. Starmont Reader's Guide 26.

Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia PDF Book By Huping Ling,Allan W. Austin

Asian American History and Culture: An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Huping Ling,Allan W. Austin
  • ISBN Code: : 1317476441
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 670 pages
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Reviews : 738 Readers
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With overview essays and more than 400 A-Z entries, this exhaustive encyclopedia documents the history of Asians in America from earliest contact to the present day. Organized topically by group, with an in-depth overview essay on each group, the encyclopedia examines the myriad ethnic groups and histories that make up the Asian American population in the United States. "Asian American History and Culture" covers the political, social, and cultural history of immigrants from East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Pacific Islands, and their descendants, as well as the social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families, and individuals in contemporary society. In addition to entries on various groups and cultures, the encyclopedia also includes articles on general topics such as parenting and child rearing, assimilation and acculturation, business, education, and literature. More than 100 images round out the set.

Bar Harbor: A Short Story Collection PDF Book By J.B. Hogan

Bar Harbor: A Short Story Collection

  • Author: J.B. Hogan
  • ISBN Code: : 1633735834
  • Publisher : Oghma Creative Media
  • Page : 212 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 302 Readers
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From Cuba to Maine, Korea to California—a wide-ranging mix of stories from less-traveled roads. Set in locales ranging from the United States to the Caribbean and from Mexico to the Far East, the stories of Bar Harbor feature tales of character, humor, military service, personal relationships, and history from the mid-twentieth century down to today and from the ultra-realistic to speculative works of science fiction and time travel.

The Collected Short Stories PDF Book By Jean Rhys

The Collected Short Stories

  • Author: Jean Rhys
  • ISBN Code: : 0241290856
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 420 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 324 Readers
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New to Penguin Classics, the remarkable, devastating collected stories by the author of Wide Sargasso Sea. Some of Jean Rhys's most powerful writing is to be found in this rich, dark collection of her collected stories. Her fictional world is haunted by her own, painful memories: of cheap hotels and drab Parisian cafés; of devastating love affairs; of her childhood in Dominica; of drifting through European cities, always on the periphery and always perilously close to the abyss. Rendered in extraordinarily vivid, honest prose, these stories show Rhys at the height of her literary powers and offer a fascinating counterpoint to her most famous novel, Wide Sargasso Sea. This volume includes all the stories from her three collections,The Left Bank (1927), Tigers Are Better-Looking (1968) and Sleep It Off, Lady (1976).

Women and the Gothic PDF Book By Avril Horner

Women and the Gothic

  • Author: Avril Horner
  • ISBN Code: : 0748699139
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 899 Readers
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A re-assessment of the Gothic in relation to the female, the 'feminine', feminism and post-feminismThis collection of newly commissioned essays brings together major scholars in the field of Gothic studies in order to re-think the topic of 'Women and the Gothic'. The 14 chapters in this volume engage with debates about 'Female Gothic' from the 1970s and '80s, through second wave feminism, theorisations of gender and a long interrogation of the 'women' category as well as with the problematics of post-feminism, now itself being interrogated by a younger generation of women. The contributors explore Gothic works from established classics to recent films and novels from feminist and post-feminist perspectives. The result is a lively book that combines rigorous close readings with elegant use of theory in order to question some ingrained assumptions about women, the Gothic and identity. Key FeaturesRevitalises the long-running debate about women, the Gothic and identityEngages with the political agendas of feminism and post-feminismPrioritises the concerns of woman as reader, author and criticOffers fresh readings of both classic and recent Gothic works

A Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English PDF Book By Harry Blamires

A Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English

  • Author: Harry Blamires
  • ISBN Code: : 1000287645
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 330 pages
  • Genre : Literary Collections
  • Reviews : 216 Readers
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First published in 1983, A Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English is a detailed and comprehensive guide containing over 500 entries on individual writers from countries including Africa, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the UK. The book contains substantial articles relating to major novelists, poets, and dramatists of the age, as well as a wealth of information on the work of lesser-known writers and the part they have played in cultural history. It focuses in detail on the character and quality of the literature itself, highlighting what is distinctive in the work of the writers being discussed and providing key biographical and contextual details. A Guide to Twentieth Century Literature in English is ideal for those with an interest in the twentieth century literary scene and the history of literature more broadly.

Anderson’s Travel Companion PDF Book By Compiled by Sarah Anderson

Anderson’s Travel Companion

  • Author: Compiled by Sarah Anderson
  • ISBN Code: : 1351958399
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 584 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 298 Readers
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A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.

Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism PDF Book By Andrew O. Winckles,Angela Rehbein

Women's Literary Networks and Romanticism

  • Author: Andrew O. Winckles,Angela Rehbein
  • ISBN Code: : 178694832X
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Page : 326 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 594 Readers
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The eighteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion of literary networks in Britain, yet we still lack a complex understanding of how these networks functioned, particularly for women. This volume addresses this gap, arguing that networks not only provided women with access to the literary marketplace, but altered their relations to each other, their literary production, and the broader social sphere.

The Muse Upon My Shoulder PDF Book By Sylvia Skaggs McTague

The Muse Upon My Shoulder

  • Author: Sylvia Skaggs McTague
  • ISBN Code: : 9780838639962
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Page : 222 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 920 Readers
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In The Muse upon My Shoulder an exceptionally diverse group of writers (including Evan S. Connell, Anthony Piccione, David Trinidad, William Stafford, Jean Thompson, Vance Bourjaily, E. L. Doctorow, Stanley Elkin, Jay McInerney, Beth Henley, David Hwang, Bud Schulberg, and Mary Gordon) discuss the creative process. They entertain self-revealing questions about their status as writers, their inspiration to write, and their relationship to an audience. The conversational form of the interview allows for candid answers that readers rarely hear to questions that seldom are answered. The final chapter lets readers participate in the conflicts that surround the production of a good interview. Sylvia Skaggs McTague is a lecturer at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories PDF Book By Roch Carrier

The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories

  • Author: Roch Carrier
  • ISBN Code: : 1770892672
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Page : 152 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 471 Readers
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The Hockey Sweater, the title story in this 20-story collection, has become an enduring classic: a Quebec boy and Habs fan is shipped a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater by mistake. It encapsulates everything you need to understand French and English Canada, told with humour and love. This edition features a new introduction.

Santa Cruz Noir PDF Book By Tommy Moore,Ariel Gore,Margaret Elysia Garcia

Santa Cruz Noir

  • Author: Tommy Moore,Ariel Gore,Margaret Elysia Garcia
  • ISBN Code: : 1617756474
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 381 Readers
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“A new collection of short fiction stories explores a seedier side of this beach town filled with murder and mystery.”—KAZU FM In Akashic Books’ award-winning series of original noir anthologies, each book comprises all new stories set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles Noir, San Francisco Noir, San Diego Noir, Orange County Noir, and Oakland Noir, “we get a series of crime stories rich with surf culture in a town loaded with itinerant spirits, typifying Santa Cruz as a place to be lost, or get lost, or lose yourself. That ethos permeates the stories in the collection, granting them an intriguing grittiness that might otherwise be missing. Concluding with a serious gutpunch of a story, Santa Cruz Noir is a worthy addition to the series” (San Francisco Book Review). This anthology features Elizabeth McKenzie’s “The Big Creep,” a Shamus Award finalist, and Lou Mathews’s “Crab Dinners” and Dillon Kaiser’s “It Follows as it Leads,” which have been included in the Distinguished Mystery Stories of 2018 list in The Best American Mystery Stories 2019. It also includes brand-new stories by Tommy Moore, Jessica Breheny, Naomi Hirahara, Calvin McMillin, Liza Monroy, Jill Wolfson, Ariel Gore, Jon Bailiff, Maceo Montoya, Micah Perks, Seana Graham, Vinnie Hansen, Peggy Townsend, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Lee Quarnstrom, Beth Lisick, and Wallace Baine. “A thrilling, whip-smart book that will dazzle local lovers of crime fiction.”—Good Times Santa Cruz “There are intricate plots, sketchier plots, dubious motives, inscrutable motives, downright creepiness, edgy stuff, and wonderful humor. Something for everyone’s taste in noir.”—Escape into Life

Margaret Atwood PDF Book By J. Brooks Bouson

Margaret Atwood

  • Author: J. Brooks Bouson
  • ISBN Code: : 1441156321
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 803 Readers
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A collection of original essays by well-known Atwood scholars offering contemporary critical readings and assessments of three well known Atwood texts.

Whodunit? PDF Book By Rosemary Herbert

Whodunit?

  • Author: Rosemary Herbert
  • ISBN Code: : 9780198035824
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 544 Readers
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Who populates the pages of crime and mystery writing? Who are the characters we willingly follow into the mystery genre's uneasy imaginative territory? And who created those characters in the first place? What life experience and expertise informs their work? What are the sources of their themes, regional accents, and even the axes that some grind? Why do some wish to give us a good laugh, while others seem hell-bent on making us shudder? Whodunit? answers these questions and more. Here mystery expert Rosemary Herbert brings together enlightening and entertaining information on hundreds of classic and contemporary characters and authors. Some--such as P.D. James, Ian Rankin, Sherlock Holmes, and Kinsey Millhone--appear in individual entries. Still more keep company in articles about characters we admire, such as the Clerical Sleuth, and in pieces about those we love to hate, including the Femme Fatale and Con Artist. There is even an article on a figure that haunts so many great works of mystery--The Corpse. Drawing on the Edgar Award-nominated volume The Oxford Companion to Crime & Mystery Writing, Herbert adds 101 new entries on the hottest new names in works ranging from puzzling whodunits to chilling crime novels.

The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert PDF Book By Frank Herbert

The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert

  • Author: Frank Herbert
  • ISBN Code: : 1466829877
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : 704 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 609 Readers
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The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert is the most complete collection of Herbert's short fiction ever assembled-thirty-seven stories originally published between 1952 and 1979, plus one story, "The Daddy Box," that has never been appeared before. Frank Herbert, the New York Times bestselling author of Dune, is one of the most celebrated and commercially successful science fiction writers of all time. But while best known for originating the character of Paul Atreides and the desert world of Arrakis, Herbert was also a prolific writer of short fiction. His stories were published individually in numerous pulps and anthologies spanning decades, but never collected. Until now. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Best of Albert Wendt's Short Stories PDF Book By Albert Wendt

The Best of Albert Wendt's Short Stories

  • Author: Albert Wendt
  • ISBN Code: : 1869799844
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited
  • Page : 390 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 806 Readers
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A collection of classic short stories from the award-winning author, Albert Wendt, acknowledged as one of the Pacific's major writers. Albert Wendt's short stories, providing a complex and profound understanding of people and the world, have been read and praised in New Zealand, the Pacific and internationally. This collection brings together his classic stories published in the Flying-Fox in a Freedom Tree and the Birth and Death of the Miracle Man and Other Stories together with exciting, previously uncollected work. '. . . his stories have the tone of timeles, and very savvy, fables.' - New York Times 'A writer of international importance.' - Landfall

A Study of Place in Short Fiction by James Joyce, William Faulkner and Sherwood Anderson PDF Book By Abd Alkareem Atteh

A Study of Place in Short Fiction by James Joyce, William Faulkner and Sherwood Anderson

  • Author: Abd Alkareem Atteh
  • ISBN Code: : 1527568334
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Page : 158 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 239 Readers
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This book sheds light on the modernist short story cycle and its pivotal role in representing and depicting place. With an ever-changing attitude towards place and what it means, modernist writers found in the short story cycle a suitable form to depict this sense of change. Drawing from a range of recent theories of the short story cycle and theories of place, this book highlights, in a comparative way, the role of the emergent short story genre and its seminal role in grasping and capturing a fragmented world through the various short and interconnected narratives and narrative strategies a short story cycle can accommodate. As such, this text contributes to the study of the modernist short story (cycle), American literature, Irish literature, comparative literature, and theories and studies of place.

Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story PDF Book By Bettina Jansen

Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story

  • Author: Bettina Jansen
  • ISBN Code: : 3319948601
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 327 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 290 Readers
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Narratives of Community in the Black British Short Story offers the first systematic study of black British short story writing, tracing its development from the 1950s to the present with a particular focus on contemporary short stories by Hanif Kureishi, Jackie Kay, Suhayl Saadi, Zadie Smith, and Hari Kunzru. By combining a postcolonial framework of analysis with Jean-Luc Nancy’s deconstructive philosophy of community, the book charts key tendencies in black British short fiction and explores how black British writers use the short story form to combat deeply entrenched notions of community and experiment with non-essentialist alternatives across differences of ethnicity, culture, religion, and nationality.

Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories (LOA #235) PDF Book By Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson: Collected Stories (LOA #235)

  • Author: Sherwood Anderson
  • ISBN Code: : 1598532219
  • Publisher : Library of America
  • Page : 928 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 281 Readers
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In the winter of 1912, Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941) abruptly left his office and spent three days wandering through the Ohio countryside, a victim of “nervous exhaustion.” Over the next few years, abandoning his family and his business, he resolved to become a writer. Novels and poetry followed, but it was with the story collection Winesburg, Ohio that he found his ideal form, remaking the American short story for the modern era. Hart Crane, one of the first to recognize Anderson’s genius, quickly hailed his accomplishment: “America should read this book on her knees.” Here––for the first time in a single volume––are all the collections Anderson published during his lifetime: Winesburg, Ohio (1919), The Triumph of the Egg (1921), Horses and Men (1923), and Death in the Woods (1933), along with a generous selection of stories left uncollected or unpublished at his death. Exploring the hidden recesses of small town life, these haunting, understated, often sexually frank stories pivot on seemingly quiet moments when lives change, futures are recast, and pasts come to reckon. They transformed the tone of American storytelling, inspiring writers like Hemingway, Faulkner, and Mailer, and defining a tradition of midwestern fiction that includes Charles Baxter, editor of this volume. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Contemporary Odia Short Stories PDF Book By Various Authors

Contemporary Odia Short Stories

  • Author: Various Authors
  • ISBN Code: : 1645600742
  • Publisher : Black Eagle Books
  • Page : 360 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 720 Readers
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Fakir Mohan Senapati laid the foundation of Odia short stories with the publication of 'Rebati' in 1898, about a hundred and twenty two years ago. Ever since, the genre has evolved much. He wrote about twenty short stories between 1898 and 1916. Critics have accepted this phase as the first phase of Odia story writing. The period between 1910 and 1947 is known as the second phase in the life of Odia short stories. This was the period when realism, progressive thoughts, Gandhian ideals, Marxism, the freedom struggle etc. had their impacts. The story writers were guided by an instinct to reform the society, serve people and help in promotion of nationalistic feelings. After the 1960s, writers started delving deep into the sub-conscious state of mind and analyzing it minutely. Besides, a period of 'quest' or 'search for knowledge' ensued. The writers were more serious about their quest into life, world, death, sorrow and suffering. This was a phase when the conservative mindset was set aside. This apart, many movements like 'Humanism,' 'Socialism,' 'Existentialism,' 'Symbolism' etc. took the writers into their grips. This anthology has thirty-one Odia short stories translated into English. Each story gives a new taste in so far as treatment of the subject matter and style are concerned. We have past masters who have carved a niche for themselves. More than half of our writers have been conferred with either the Odisha Sahitya Akademi award or the Central Sahitya Akademi award or both. We also have new talents who are venturing to touch the sky. The writers who gained prominence during the period from 1960 to 1980 and who's translated stories have been included here are Achyutananda Pati, Santanu Kumar Acharya, Manoj Das, Binapani Mohanty, Ramachandra Behera, Padmaja Paul, Satya Misra, Yashodhara Mishra, Bibhuti Pattanaik, Debraj Lenka, Banaj Devi, Radha Binod Nayak, and Archana Nayak. The writers who shot to prominence during 1980 to 1990 are Dash Benhur, Tarunkanti Mishra, Prativa Ray, Hrusikesh Panda, Paresh Patnaik, Manoj Panda, and Bibhuti Bhusan Pradhan. Similarly, the writers who reigned the world of Odia stories during 1990 are Gourahari Das, Gayatri Saraf, Dipti Ranjan Patnaik, Supriya Panda, and Paramita Satapathy. The emerging talents whose stories have been included in the anthology are Adyasha Das, Kshetrabasi Naik, Manas Panda, Rabinarayan Dash, Sreekanta Kumar Barik, and Ranjan Pradhan.

A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English PDF Book By Erin Fallon,R.C. Feddersen,James Kurtzleben,Maurice A. Lee,Susan Rochette-Crawley

A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English

  • Author: Erin Fallon,R.C. Feddersen,James Kurtzleben,Maurice A. Lee,Susan Rochette-Crawley
  • ISBN Code: : 1135976228
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 464 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 113 Readers
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Although the short story has existed in various forms for centuries, it has particularly flourished during the last hundred years. Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English includes alphabetically-arranged entries for 50 English-language short story writers from around the world. Most of these writers have been active since 1960, and they reflect a wide range of experiences and perspectives in their works. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes biography, a review of existing criticism, a lengthier analysis of specific works, and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The volume begins with a detailed introduction to the short story genre and concludes with an annotated bibliography of major works on short story theory.

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature PDF Book By Jessica Gildersleeve

The Routledge Companion to Australian Literature

  • Author: Jessica Gildersleeve
  • ISBN Code: : 1000281701
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 450 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 900 Readers
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In recent years, Australian literature has experienced a revival of interest both domestically and internationally. The increasing prominence of work by writers like Christos Tsiolkas, heightened through television and film adaptation, as well as the award of major international prizes to writers like Richard Flanagan, and the development of new, high-profile prizes like the Stella Prize, have all reinvigorated interest in Australian literature both at home and abroad. This Companion emerges as a part of that reinvigoration, considering anew the history and development of Australian literature and its key themes, as well as tracing the transition of the field through those critical debates. It considers works of Australian literature on their own terms, as well as positioning them in their critical and historical context and their ethical and interactive position in the public and private spheres. With an emphasis on literature’s responsibilities, this book claims Australian literary studies as a field uniquely positioned to expose the ways in which literature engages with, produces and is produced by its context, provoking a critical re-evaluation of the concept of the relationship between national literatures, cultures, and histories, and the social function of literary texts.

Profiles in Canadian Literature PDF Book By Jeffrey M. Heath

Profiles in Canadian Literature

  • Author: Jeffrey M. Heath
  • ISBN Code: : 155002146X
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Page : 155 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 122 Readers
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A series of essays on Canadian authors profiling the writers work, providing insight into themes, and giving a chronology of the authors life.

American Short Story since 1950 PDF Book By Kasia Boddy

American Short Story since 1950

  • Author: Kasia Boddy
  • ISBN Code: : 0748686533
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Page : 184 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 270 Readers
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This book focuses specifically on short fiction written since 1950, a particularly rich and diverse period in the history of the form. A selective approach has been taken, focusing on the best and most representative work.

Pleasure Palace PDF Book By Marian Thurm

Pleasure Palace

  • Author: Marian Thurm
  • ISBN Code: : 1504067312
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 702 Readers
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Short fiction filled with both warmth and dark wit by a writer who “embraces the ironies and the absurdities of the ordinary world” (Newsday). At the age of twenty-five, Marian Thurm began publishing short stories in the New Yorker, and over a remarkable career, her work has been compared to the short fiction of Lorrie Moore, Ann Beattie, and Amy Bloom. Known for her uncanny sense of the absurd along with her empathy for her characters, Thurm’s acclaimed writing has been featured in The Best American Short Stories, as well as numerous other anthologies. This volume, selected from her four collections—with stories written over a span of forty-two years—shows Thurm’s remarkable craft, never failing to reveal both her emotional acuity and her pitch-dark humor. “Marian Thurm is either a movingly compassionate observer of human foibles or a charmingly ruthless one.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Collected Stories of Heinrich Boll PDF Book By Heinrich Boll

The Collected Stories of Heinrich Boll

  • Author: Heinrich Boll
  • ISBN Code: : 161219012X
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Page : 976 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 496 Readers
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The definitive short story collection by the Nobel Laureate and master of the form These diverse, psychologically rich, and morally profound stories explore the consequences of war on individuals and on an entire culture. The Collected Stories of Heinrich Böll provides readers with the only comprehensive collection by this master of the short-story form. Includes all the stories from Böll’s The Mad Dog, Eighteen Short Stories, The Casualty, and The Stories of Heinrich Böll. A Nobel Laureate, Böll was considered a master 20th century literature, and The Collected Stories of Heinrich Böll contains some of his finest work. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Companion to the American Short Story PDF Book By Alfred Bendixen,James Nagel

A Companion to the American Short Story

  • Author: Alfred Bendixen,James Nagel
  • ISBN Code: : 9781444319927
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Page : 536 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 851 Readers
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A Companion to the American Short Story traces thedevelopment of this versatile literary genre over the past 200years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to theinteraction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles Contributes to the ongoing redefinition of the American canon,with close attention to the achievements of women writers as wellas such important genres as the ghost story and detectivefiction Embraces diverse traditions including African-American,Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short storywriting Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, fromEdgar Allen Poe to John Updike

Sex, Race, and Family in Contemporary American Short Stories PDF Book By M. Bostrom

Sex, Race, and Family in Contemporary American Short Stories

  • Author: M. Bostrom
  • ISBN Code: : 0230607489
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 815 Readers
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This book reveals a female sexual economy in the marketplace of contemporary short fiction which locates a struggle for sexual power between mothers and daughters within a larger struggle to pursue that object of the American dream: whiteness.

The Little Black Book of Stories PDF Book By A S Byatt

The Little Black Book of Stories

  • Author: A S Byatt
  • ISBN Code: : 1448114470
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 571 Readers
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A new collection of stories from A. S. Byatt is always a winner, and this one takes an unexpected turn, bringing shivers as well as delights. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women walk into a forest, as they did when they were girls, confronting their fears and memories and the strange thing they saw in their childhood - or thought they saw - so long ago. A distinguished obstetrician and young woman artist find they have sharply contrasting ideas about body parts, birth and death; an innocent member of an evening class harbours unexpected view on 'raw material'. The stories in this marvellous collection are by turns funny, spooky, sparkling and haunting. The Little Black Book of Stories holds its secrets, adding a dark quality to Byatt's famous skill in mixing folk and fairy tale with everyday life.

Little Birds PDF Book By Anaïs Nin

Little Birds

  • Author: Anaïs Nin
  • ISBN Code: : 0547541511
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Page : 164 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 244 Readers
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These 13 erotic short stories by the acclaimed author of Henry and June explore the nature of desire, taboo, and female sensuality. Following her first book of erotic short fiction, Delta of Venus, Anaïs Nin continues to illuminate the many guises of human sexuality in Little Birds. From the beach towns of Normandy to the streets of New Orleans, these thirteen vignettes introduce us to a covetous French painter, a sleepless wanderer of the night, a guitar-playing gypsy, and a host of others who yearn for and dive into the turbulent depths of romantic experience. "[It is] so distinct an advance in the depiction of female sensuality that I felt, on reading it, enormous gratitude."-Alice Walker "One of contemporary literature's most important writers."-Newsweek

Gender and Short Fiction PDF Book By Jorge Sacido-Romero,Laura Lojo-Rodríguez

Gender and Short Fiction

  • Author: Jorge Sacido-Romero,Laura Lojo-Rodríguez
  • ISBN Code: : 1351604899
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 808 Readers
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In their new monograph, Gender and Short Fiction: Women's Tales in Contemporary Britain, Jorge Sacido-Romero and Laura M Lojo-Rodriguez explain why artistically ambitious women writers continue turning to the short story, a genre that has not yet attained the degree of literary prestige and social recognition the novel has had in the modern period. In this timely volume, the editors endorse the view that the genre still retains its potential as a vehicle for the expression of female experience alternative to and/or critical with dominant patriarchal ideology present at the very onset of the development of the modern British short story at the turn of the nineteenth century.