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A Good Day For Seppuku

Author : Kate Braverman
ISBN : 9780872867222
Genre : Fiction
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Haunting new stories about girls on the brink of adulthood, women on the verge of breakdowns, and families undone by past deceptions. "Kate Braverman is a writer of astonishing versatility and lyricism. Her stories are brilliantly rendered, painfully intimate portraits of individuals who come alive on the page as if illuminated by strobe lighting. With remarkable precision she tracks the restless motions of a mind searching for its reflection in the world—a continuous interrogation of the self that sweeps us along with it, as in a mysterious adventure."—Joyce Carol Oates "If fame did not find Braverman when the moment was right, perhaps it will make amends now that the moment is wrong. . . . Braverman excels at flooding readers in images that throb with menace or pleasure, as if descriptive language were a vein into which our most primal fears and desires could be injected."—Katy Waldman, The New Yorker "The book feels timeless, think Transparent, sans the trans . . . Kate Braverman, an underground literary icon through decades of razor-sharp writing, returns with a gorgeously observed collection of stories about contemporary Jewish identity. It's profound, realistic, and funny in equal measure."—David Canfield, Entertainment Weekly "Braverman daringly, ravishingly, and resoundingly dramatizes the profound consequences of delusions, lies, ignorance, anger, cruelty, poverty, disappointment, conformity, inebriation, and violence with high imagination, sensual precision, cutting humor, and bracing insight."—Donna Seaman, Booklist *Starred review "Braverman writes forthright but beautiful sentences. Her details are so vivid that they feel like memories . . . "—Publishers Weekly, *Starred/Boxed review "Kate Braverman is an original. Reading her is like hitching a ride on a runaway train, always dangerous, always thrilling, always a knockout. Seppuku is all that and more."—Frederick Barthelme, author of There Must Be Some Mistake "Braverman is the godmother of literary bad girls and a connoisseur of the shattered beauty glittering in the wreckage of her characters' lives. A Good Day for Seppuku celebrates the Braverman vision, and frames her legacy."—Janet Fitch, author of The Revolution of Marina M. A thirteen-year-old girl must choose between her mother in Beverly Hills or her pot-growing father in the Allegheny Mountains. Dr. Bernie Roth and his wife Chloe reside in a grand hacienda in La Jolla. Their children are in college, and their disappointments are profound. But Bernie has his doctor's bag of elixirs for the regrets of late middle age. Mrs. Barbara Stein, a high school teacher, looks like she'd sacrifice her life for Emily Dickinson's honor. That's camouflage. Mrs. Stein actually spends summers in the Sisyphean search for her prostitute daughter in Los Angeles. These are some of the tales told in Kate Braverman's audacious new story collection. These furious and often hilarious tableaus of American family life remind us of why she has been seducing readers ever since her debut novel Lithium for Medea shook the literary world nearly forty years ago.
Category: Fiction

Knell Ashes Seppuku

Author : Ropafadzo, Ashely
ISBN : 9789956763832
Genre : Fiction
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A delinquent son, a barren woman, troubled marriages, a reunion between old childhood friends, and all manner of family drama. This novel’s sudden twists and turns have all the makings of a relatable African saga. Tinashe is an intelligent and vibrant young man who is sent to the city of Gweru to further his education at Midlands State University by his father. He is staying with his aunt Margaret who is always fighting with her son Cephas. Tinashe is looking forward to enjoying life and having a great time in the city but things do not seem to be in parallel with his expectations. He later realises this when he is wrongly accused of murdering his aunt, Margaret.
Category: Fiction

Hara Kiri

Author : Jack Seward
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041832945
Genre : Social Science
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"To the average westerner, the word hara-kiri conjures up an image of excruciating, self-inflicted pain; of a deep, fatal incision. To the Japanese, this kind of suicide embodies the best qualities of courage, honor, and discipline. Through extensive research, author Jack Seward brings to the English-speaking public a dissertation on the subject that is thoroughly enlightening. Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Japanese, he was able to glean information from ancient documents--many of them scrolls in the Japanese archives--that few foreigners have seen. The earliest writings on hara-kiri (known more formally as seppuku) are thus revealed, as are the intricate rituals surrounding the ceremony. "The major purpose of this book," says the author, "is to clarify the historical and sociological significance of a unique method of self-destruction." In fulfilling this purpose, author Seward has come up with a definitive work that is sure to arouse interest both as a scholarly effort and as simple, fascinating reading." -- Publisher's description
Category: Social Science

All The Year Round

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081754503
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Chambers S Journal

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ISBN : SRLF:D0002902781
Genre : Periodicals
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Category: Periodicals

The East

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ISBN : UOM:39015072463212
Genre : Asia
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Category: Asia

Death In Midsummer And Other Stories

Author : Yukio Mishima
ISBN : 0811201171
Genre : Fiction
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Nine short stories by the Japanese literary genius provide insights into the struggles and problems of his contemporary countrymen
Category: Fiction

Japan S Longest Day

Author : Bungei Shunjū Senshi Kenkyūkai
ISBN : IND:32000002855593
Genre : Japan
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Orginally published in Japanese as Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi, 1965 ...
Category: Japan


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The Travel Bulletin

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013824953
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

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ISBN : UCLA:31158007697484
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Author : Robert Boardman
ISBN : 0891095527
Genre : Christian life.
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Category: Christian life.


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105027756738
Genre : College and school drama
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Category: College and school drama