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Thirteen Ways Of Looking

Thirteen Ways Of Looking

Thirteen Ways Of Looking

Author: ,

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1443446270

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 382

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From the author of the award-winning novel Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic comes an eponymous novella and three stories that range fluidly across time, tenderly exploring the act of writing and the moment of creation when characters come alive on the page; the lifetime consequences that can come from a simple act; and the way our lives play across the world, marking language, image and each other. Thirteen Ways of Looking is framed by two author’s notes, each dealing with the brutal attack the author suffered last year and strikes at the heart of contemporary issues at home and in Ireland, the author’s birth place. Brilliant in its clarity and deftness, this collection reminds us, again, why Colum McCann is considered among the very best contemporary writers.


13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Author: Mona Awad

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 0143194801

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 1227

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Winner of the Amazon.ca First Novel Award Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Longlisted for the 2017 Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour Longlisted for the 2018 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks—even though her best friend Mel says she’s the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she’s afraid to send pictures, even when her skinny friend China does her makeup: she knows no one would want her if they could really see her. So she starts to lose. With punishing drive, she counts almonds consumed, miles logged, pounds dropped. She fights her way into coveted dresses. She grows up and gets thin, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl? In her brilliant, hilarious, and at times shocking debut, Mona Awad simultaneously skewers the body image-obsessed culture that tells women they have no value outside their physical appearance, and delivers a tender and moving depiction of a lovably difficult young woman whose life is hijacked by her struggle to conform. As caustically funny as it is heartbreaking, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl introduces a vital new voice in fiction.


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Man

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Man

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Man

Author: Donald Moss

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1136255982

Category: Psychology

Number of Pages: 176

Number of Views: 839

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Images and ideas associated with masculinity are forever in flux. In this book, Donald Moss addresses the never-ending effort of men—regardless of sexual orientation—to shape themselves in relation to the unstable notion of masculinity. Part 1 looks at the lifelong labor faced by boys and men of assessing themselves in relation to an always shifting, always receding, ideal of "masculinity." In Part 2, Moss considers a series of nested issues regarding homosexuality, homophobia and psychoanalysis. Part 3 focuses on the interface between the body experienced as a private entity and the body experienced as a public entity—the body experienced as one’s own and the body subject to the judgments, regulations and punishments of the external world. The final part looks at men and violence. Men must contend with the entwined problems of regulating aggression and figuring out its proper level, aiming to avoid both excess and insufficiency. This section focuses on excessive aggression and its damaging consequences, both to its object and to its subjects. Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Man will be of great interest not only to psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, but also to a much wider audience of readers interested in gender studies, queer studies, and masculinity.


Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art

Author: Ilan Stavans,Jorge J. E. Gracia

Publisher: Duke University Press

Isbn 10: 0822376881

Category: Social Science

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1506

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The essayist and cultural commentator Ilan Stavans and the analytic philosopher Jorge J. E. Gracia share long-standing interests in the intersection of art and ideas. Here they take thirteen pieces of Latino art, each reproduced in color, as occasions for thematic discussions. Whether the work at the center of a particular conversation is a triptych created by the brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Andres Serrano's controversial Piss Christ, a mural by the graffiti artist BEAR_TCK, or Above All Things, a photograph by María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Stavans and Gracia's exchanges inevitably open out to literature, history, ethics, politics, religion, and visual culture more broadly. Autobiographical details pepper Stavans and Gracia's conversations, as one or the other tells what he finds meaningful in a given work. Sparkling with insight, their exchanges allow the reader to eavesdrop on two celebrated intellectuals—worldly, erudite, and unafraid to disagree—as they reflect on the pleasures of seeing.


Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publisher: Vintage

Isbn 10: 0307765652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 731

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"This is a book of stories," writes Henry Louis Gates, "and all might be described as 'narratives of ascent.'" As some remarkable men talk about their lives, many perspectives on race and gender emerge. For the notion of the unitary black man, Gates argues, is as imaginary as the creature that the poet Wallace Stevens conjured in his poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." James Baldwin, Colin Powell, Harry Belafonte, Bill T. Jones, Louis Farrakhan, Anatole Broyard, Albert Murray -- all these men came from modest circumstances and all achieved preeminence. They are people, Gates writes, "who have shaped the world as much as they were shaped by it, who gave as good as they got." Three are writers -- James Baldwin, who was once regarded as the intellectual spokesman for the black community; Anatole Broyard, who chose to hide his black heritage so as to be seen as a writer on his own terms; and Albert Murray, who rose to the pinnacle of literary criticism. There is the general-turned-political-figure Colin Powell, who discusses his interactions with three United States presidents; there is Harry Belafonte, the entertainer whose career has been distinct from his fervent activism; there is Bill T. Jones, dancer and choreographer, whose fierce courage and creativity have continued in the shadow of AIDS; and there is Louis Farrakhan, the controversial religious leader. These men and others speak of their lives with candor and intimacy, and what emerges from this portfolio of influential men is a strikingly varied and profound set of ideas about what it means to be a black man in America today.


13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

Author: Jane Smiley

Publisher: Anchor

Isbn 10: 0307480984

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 608

Number of Views: 1451

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An essential guide for writers and readers alike, here is Smiley’s great celebration of the novel. As she embarks on an exhilarating tour through one hundred titles—from classics such as the thousand-year-old Tale of Genji to recent fiction by Zadie Smith and Alice Munro—she explores the power of the form, looking at its history and variety, its cultural impact, and just how it works its magic. She invites us behind the scenes of novel-writing, sharing her own habits and spilling the secrets of her craft, and offering priceless advice to aspiring authors. Every page infects us anew with the passion for reading that is the governing spirit of this gift to book lovers everywhere.


Letters to a Young Writer

Letters to a Young Writer

Letters to a Young Writer

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1443453161

Category: Literary Collections

Number of Pages: 272

Number of Views: 1513

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From the author of Thirteen Ways of Looking and TransAtlantic, a compassionate series of letters to young writers embarking on their careers, which grew out of the weekly advice McCann posts on his website.


The Palm at the End of the Mind

The Palm at the End of the Mind

The Palm at the End of the Mind

Author: Wallace Stevens

Publisher: Vintage

Isbn 10: 0307791858

Category: Poetry

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1757

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This selection of works by Wallace Stevens--the man Harold Bloom has called “the best and most representative American poet”--was first published in 1967. Edited by the poet's daughter Holly Stevens, it contains all the major long poems and sequences, and every shorter poem of lasting value in Stevens' career, including some not printed in his earlier Collected Works. Included also is a short play by Stevens, "Bowl, Cat and Broomstick."


Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei (with More Ways)

Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei (with More Ways)

Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei (with More Ways)

Author: Eliot Weinberger

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

Isbn 10: 0811226212

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 64

Number of Views: 442

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A new expanded edition of the classic study of translation, finally back in print The difficulty (and necessity) of translation is concisely described in Nineteen Ways of Looking at Wang Wei, a close reading of different translations of a single poem from the Tang Dynasty—from a transliteration to Kenneth Rexroth’s loose interpretation. As Octavio Paz writes in the afterword, “Eliot Weinberger’s commentary on the successive translations of Wang Wei’s little poem illustrates, with succinct clarity, not only the evolution of the art of translation in the modern period but at the same time the changes in poetic sensibility.”


The Last Days of California: A Novel

The Last Days of California: A Novel

The Last Days of California: A Novel

Author: Mary Miller

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Isbn 10: 0871407795

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1249

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“[A] terrific first novel. . . . Why worry about labeling a book this good? Just read it.”—Laurie Muchnick, New York Times Book Review Jess is fifteen years old and waiting for the world to end. Her evangelical father has packed up the family to drive west to California, hoping to save as many souls as possible before the Second Coming. With her long-suffering mother and rebellious (and secretly pregnant) sister, Jess hands out tracts to nonbelievers at every rest stop, Waffle House, and gas station along the way. As Jess’s belief frays, her teenage myopia evolves into awareness about her fracturing family. Selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover pick and an Indie Next pick, Mary Miller’s radiant debut novel reinvigorates the literary road-trip story with wry vulnerability and savage charm.


Transatlantic

Transatlantic

Transatlantic

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: Harper Collins

Isbn 10: 1443424420

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 1686

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Prix Femina, TransAtlantic is an ambitious and moving novel from the award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin In Let the Great World Spin, the winner of the National Book Award, Colum McCann thrilled readers with a high-wire act of fiction that The New York Times Book Review called “an emotional tour de force.” Now McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed and essential authors of his generation with a soaring novel that spans continents, leaps centuries and unites a cast of deftly rendered characters, both real and imagined. In 1845, a black American slave lands in Ireland to champion ideas of democracy and freedom, only to find a famine ravaging the countryside and the poor suffering from hardships that astonish even him. In 1919, two brave young airmen emerge from the carnage of the First World War to pilot the first non-stop transatlantic flight, from Newfoundland to the west of Ireland. And in 1998, an American senator crosses the ocean to shepherd Northern Ireland’s notoriously volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion. Taking these stories as his point of departure, Colum McCann weaves the lives of Frederick Douglass, John Alcock and Teddy Brown, and Senator George Mitchell into a tapestry that is provocative, ambitious and unforgettable. Intertwined with them are the lives of a series of remarkable women whose personal stories are caught up in the swells of history. Can we pass from the new world to the old? How does the past shape the future? The bestselling TransAtlantic is a profound meditation on time, space and memory and the most mature work yet from an incomparable storyteller.


Narrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

Narrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

Narrative and Representation in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens

Author: D. Schwarz

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 0230374409

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 242

Number of Views: 654

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In this study Daniel R. Schwarz argues that the narrative and representational aspects of Stevens's poetry have been neglected in favour of readings that stress his word play and rhetoricity. Schwarz shows how Stevens's concept of representation is deeply influenced by modern painters such as Picasso and Duchamp. He shows that Stevens's poetry needs to be understood in terms of a number of major contexts: the American tradition of Emerson and Whitman, the Romantic movement, and the Modernist tradition.


This Side of Brightness

This Side of Brightness

This Side of Brightness

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: A&C Black

Isbn 10: 1408846217

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 1945

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At the turn of the twentieth century, Nathan Walker comes to New York City to take the most dangerous job in the country: digging the tunnel far beneath the Hudson that will carry trains from Brooklyn to Manhattan. In the bowels of the riverbed, the workers - black, white, Irish and Italian - dig together, the darkness erasing all differences. But above ground, the men keep their distance until a dramatic accident on a bitter winter's day welds a bond between Walker and his fellow workers that will both bless and curse three generations. Almost ninety years later, Treefrog stumbles on the same tunnels and sets about creating a home amongst the drug addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes and petty criminals that comprise the forgotten homeless community.


A Writer's People

A Writer's People

A Writer's People

Author: V. S. Naipaul

Publisher: Vintage Canada

Isbn 10: 0307370674

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 355

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In his first book of non-fiction since 2003, V.S. Naipaul gives us an eloquent, candid, wide-ranging narrative that delves into the sometimes inadvertent process of creative and intellectual assimilation. Born in Trinidad of Indian descent, a resident of England for his entire adult life, and a prodigious traveller, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of “fitting one civilisation to another.” In A Writer’s People, he discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on, Derek Walcott, Flaubert and his own father among them; how Anthony Powell and Francis Wyndham influenced his first encounters with literary culture; what we have retained–and forgotten–of the world portrayed in Caesar’s The Gallic War and Virgil’s Aeneid; how the writings of Gandhi, Nehru and other Indian writers both reveal and conceal the authors and their nation. And he brings the same scrutiny to bear on his own life: his years in Trinidad; the gaps in his family history; the “private India” kept alive through story, ritual, religion and culture; his ever-evolving reaction to the more complicated and demanding true India he would encounter for the first time when he was thirty. Part meditation, part remembrance, as elegant as it is revelatory, A Writer’s People allows us privileged insight–full of incident, humour and feeling–into the mind of one of our greatest writers. “He brings to non-fiction an extraordinary capacity for making art out of lucid thought. . . . I can no longer imagine the world without Naipaul’s writing.” Los Angeles Times Book Review


Let The Great World Spin

Let The Great World Spin

Let The Great World Spin

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Isbn 10: 1554689236

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 368

Number of Views: 342

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One August morning in 1974, a tightrope walker makes his way, through the dawn light, between the World Trade Center towers. In the streets below, a slew of ordinary lives become extraordinary in this stunningly intricate portrait of a city and its people. Corrigan, a radical, young Irish monk, struggles with his demons in the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gathers in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who have died in Vietnam. Farther uptown, Tillie, a thirty-eight-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenaged daughter, determined to take care of her babies and to prove her own worth. Hailed as an American masterpiece, McCann’s powerful allegory of 9/11 comes alive in the unforgettable voices of these, and other, seemingly disparate characters, drawn together by hope, beauty and the tightrope walker’s “artistic crime of the century.” McCann’s most ambitious work to date, Let the Great World Spin is a triumphant novel.


If I Fall, If I Die

If I Fall, If I Die

If I Fall, If I Die

Author: Michael Christie

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Isbn 10: 0771023669

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 399

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The boy stepped Outside, and he did not die. Will has never been Outside, at least not since he can remember. For most of his young life he has lived happily – and safely – Inside his small house with his mother, a fiercely loving yet wildly eccentric agoraphobe who panics at the thought of opening the front door. But Will’s curiosity can’t be contained. Clad in a hockey helmet to protect himself from unknown dangers, he finally ventures Outside – and braces himself for disaster. What he finds instead will change everything. Will embraces his newfound freedom and soon befriends Jonah, an artistic loner who introduces him to the high-flying thrills of skateboarding. But life Outside quickly grows complicated. When a local boy goes missing, Will is pulled further away from the confines of his closed-off world and thrust headfirst into the throes of early adulthood and the criminal underbelly of city life. All the while his mother must grapple with her greatest fear: will she be brave enough to save her son? In dazzling, kinetic prose, Michael Christie has written a beautifully tender and emotionally resonant story about family and friendship, overcoming our fears, and learning when to protect the ones we love and when to let them fall.


13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

13 Ways of Looking at the Death Penalty

Author: Mario Marazziti

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Isbn 10: 1609805682

Category: Political Science

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 551

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Nation states and communities throughout the world have reached certain decisions about capital punishment: It is the destruction of human life. It is ineffective as a deterrent for crime. It is an instrument the state uses to contain or eliminate its political adversaries. It is a tool of “justice” that disproportionality affects religious, social, and racial minorities. It is a sanction that cannot be fixed if unjustly applied. Yet the United States—along with countries notorious for human rights abuse—remains an advocate for the death penalty. In these thirteen pieces, Mario Marazziti exposes the profound inhumanity and irrationality of the death penalty in this country, and urges us to join virtually every other industrialized democracy in rendering capital punishment an abandoned practice belonging to a crueler time in human history. A polemical book, yes, yet one that brings together a wide range of stories to compel the heart as well the mind.


Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Isbn 10: 1429961228

Category: Literary Collections

Number of Pages: 243

Number of Views: 671

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"When are the 1970s going to begin?" ran the joke during the Presidential campaign of 1976. With his own patented combination of serious journalism and dazzling comedy, Tom Wolfe met the question head-on in these rollicking essays in Mauve Gloves and Madmen, Clutter and Vine -- and even provided the 1970s with its name: "The Me Decade."


Apeirogon

Apeirogon

Apeirogon

Author: Colum McCann

Publisher: HarperCollins

Isbn 10: 1443424439

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 480

Number of Views: 1200

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From celebrated Irish writer Colum McCann comes a dazzling new novel set in Occupied Palestine and Israel. In an astonishing act of the imagination, McCann illuminates the political situation that has riven the region for more than seventy years in a completely new light. Using a fascinating blend of real events and people, he fictionalizes their stories. As the author says, “This is a hybrid novel with invention at its core, a work of storytelling which, like all storytelling, weaves together elements of speculation, memory, fact and imagination.” McCann tells the story of Bassam Aramin, a Palestinian, and Rami Elhanan, an Israeli, and how they came together after the terrible loss of both of their daughters, one to suicide bombers and the other to Israeli police. Parents from both sides who have lost loved ones gather together in a Parents Circle to tell their stories, to heal, and to never forget their unimaginable losses. Deploying a myriad of seemingly unrelated historical, cultural and biographical snapshots, this highly original and inventive novel reframes the never-ending Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The result is a breath-taking narrative based on events that actually happened. McCann says, “Bassam and Rami have allowed me to shape and reshape their worlds. Despite these liberties, I hope to remain true to the actual realities of their shared experiences.” Apeirogon is a completely mesmerizing novel. Driven by a compelling voice, Colum McCann has written a powerful and haunting narrative that is simply masterful in its universal implications.


Dreizehn Blickwinkel auf Einige Worte / Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Short Talk

Dreizehn Blickwinkel auf Einige Worte / Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Short Talk

Dreizehn Blickwinkel auf Einige Worte / Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Short Talk

Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: Wallstein Verlag

Isbn 10: 3835344781

Category: Literary Collections

Number of Pages: 52

Number of Views: 1545

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Eine der wichtigsten Stimmen der Gegenwart aus Kanada: am 7. Juni 2020 in Berlin. Am 7. Juni 2020 wird die Berliner Rede zur Poesie von der 1950 in Toronto geborenen kanadischen Dichterin, Essayistin, Übersetzerin und Klassischen Philologin Anne Carson gehalten. Carson lehrte von 1980 bis 1987 an der McGill University, der University of Michigan und der Princeton University. Sie wird in Kanada und den USA als eine der wichtigsten Stimmen der Gegenwart gefeiert. In ihren Büchern vermischt sie die Formen von Poesie, Essay, Prosa, Kritik, Übersetzungen, dramatischem Dialog, Fiktion und Non-Fiction. Anne Carson wird sich in ihrer Rede intensiv mit den verschiedenen Formen von Poesie, Prosa und bildender Kunst auseinandersetzen.