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Author : Evgenia Citkowitz
ISBN : 142996149X
Genre : Fiction
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In "Leavers' Events," a teenage girl awaits exam results and has a sexual encounter with a teacher that she hopes will define her. In "Sunday's Child," a middle-aged actress evicts a homeless woman from her garden, which precipitates a crisis of conscience. In "The Bachelor's Table," a lawyer takes advantage of an accounting mistake and sets in motion a sequence of events that force him to evaluate his actions. In the title story, "Ether," a blocked writer plagiarizes his own life with devastating consequences. All the characters in Evgenia Citkowitz's first collection of short fiction are connected by the quest for identity. Some are poised at a crossroads, while others teeter on the edge of a moral precipice. The stories are startlingly original, haunting, and often funny. From a hamster cage in Los Angeles to the bowels of the great houses of London and Long Island, Citkowitz depicts her characters' frailties and humanity with a mordant humor and tenderness that never diminish their complexity.
Category: Fiction

The Shades A Novel

Author : Evgenia Citkowitz
ISBN : 9780393254136
Genre : Fiction
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Vanity Fair: This Season’s Ultimate Fiction Vogue: A Book to Thrill, Entertain, and Sustain You Spare and haunting, The Shades is a gripping mystery and a story of a family in crisis. A year has passed since Catherine and Michael Hall lost their teenage daughter in a car accident, leaving them and their sixteen-year-old son, Rowan, reeling in the aftermath of the tragedy. After Rowan escapes to boarding school, Catherine withdraws from her life as a successful London gallerist to Hamdean, an apartment in a Georgian country manor, where she and Michael had hoped to spend their retirement. When a beguiling young woman, Keira, appears at the house claiming to have once lived there, Catherine is reanimated by the promise of a meaningful connection. However, their relationship soon shifts to one of forbidding uncertainty as the mysteries of the past collide with the truth of the present. Emotionally complex and psychologically tense, The Shades raises questions about the inescapability of human nature and speaks to our deepest anxieties: the safety of those we love and the sanctuary of home.
Category: Fiction

Celebrating Pride And Prejudice

Author : Susannah Fullerton
ISBN : 9780760344361
Genre : Fiction
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Pride and Prejudice is studied and celebrated, and its creation and phenomenal legacy thoroughly explored, in this loving tribute to Jane Austen's beloved masterpiece.
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Adapting To The Stage

Author : Chris Greenwood
ISBN : 9781351764698
Genre : Social Science
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This title was first published in 2000: The American novelist and playwright, Henry James, was drawn to the theatre and the shifting conventions of drama throughout his writing career. This study demonstrates that from the 1890s onwards James concentrated on adapting his novels and stories to and from the stage, and increasingly employed metaphors that spoke of novel-writing in terms of playwriting. Christopher Greenwood argues that these metaphors helped James to conceive himself as an artist who composed characters dramatically and visually, and in doing so sets his novels significantly apart from those of his contemporaries. In the introduction to the first part of the book, Greenwood examines James's career within the context of contemporary European and North American theatre, providing an appraisal of what James gained from contemporary theatre, his position in that milieu, and what he brought to it. Part 2 of the book focuses on two novels: "The Other House" and "The Spoils of Poynton", both of which illustrate the ways in which James used the mechanism of contemporary theatre to communicate a character's personality. Discussion of these two works is used to throw light on similar concerns that develop in James's later writing.
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The Seven Storey Mountain

Author : Thomas Merton
ISBN : 9780547543819
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders—the Trappist monks. At the Abbey of Gethsemani, "the four walls of my new freedom," Thomas Merton struggles to withdraw from the world, but only after he has fully immersed himself in it. The Seven Storey Mountain has been a favorite of readers ranging from Graham Greene to Claire Booth Luce, Eldridge Cleaver, and Frank McCourt. Since its original publication this timeless spiritual tome has been published in over twenty languages and has touched millions of lives.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall

Author : Will Chancellor
ISBN : 9780062280015
Genre : Fiction
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A beautiful and compulsively readable literary debut that introduces Owen Burr—an Olympian whose dreams of greatness are dashed and then transformed by an epic journey—and his father, Professor Joseph Burr, who must travel the world to find his son. After his athletic career ends abruptly, Owen flees the country to become an artist. He lands in Berlin where he meets a group of art monsters living in the Teutonic equivalent of Warhol’s Factory. After his son’s abrupt disappearance, Burr dusts off his more speculative ideas in a last-ditch effort to command both Owen’s and the world's attention. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall offers a persuasive vision of faith, ambition, art, family, and the myths we write for ourselves.
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Der Leichteste Fehler

Author : Lisa Moore
ISBN : 9783446248502
Genre : Fiction
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David ist Mitte zwanzig, als er aus dem Gefängnis ausbricht. Er weiß, "dass die schwersten Fehler am leichtesten zu begehen sind", und setzt doch alles auf eine Karte. Mit seinem Jugendfreund Hearn versucht David erneut zwei Tonnen Marihuana durch das Hurrikangebiet zwischen Kolumbien und Neufundland zu schmuggeln. Ein scheinbar hoffnungsloses Abenteuer. Denn den neuen Geldgebern ist nicht zu trauen und Phil, der trinkselige Skipper, weigert sich, ohne seine nymphenhafte Geliebte zu fahren. Lisa Moore, die mehrfach ausgezeichnete Autorin aus Kanada, schickt in "Der leichteste Fehler" ihre Helden auf die Suche nach der Freiheit und nach der einen Entscheidung, die das Leben verändern kann.
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A Long Weekend With Marcel Proust

Author : Ronald Frame
ISBN : UOM:39015014728458
Genre : Manners and customs
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A young woman living in London during the Blitz answers a mysterious advertisement in a newspaper and meets the strange inhabitants of a Chelsea house.
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Das Haus In Paris

Author : Elizabeth Bowen
ISBN : 3499236370
Genre : German fiction
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Category: German fiction

Henry James

Author : Henry James
ISBN : IND:32000007775333
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism