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Author : Paulo Coelho
ISBN : 9781101874097
Genre : Fiction
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I want to change. I need to change. I'm gradually losing touch with myself. Adultery, the provocative new novel by Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, explores the question of what it means to live life fully and happily, finding the balance between life's routine and the desire for something new.
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Routledge International Encyclopedia Of Women

Author : Cheris Kramarae
ISBN : 9781135963149
Genre : Reference
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
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The End Of The Affair

Author : Graham Greene
ISBN : 9780099478447
Genre : Adultery
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Maurice Bendrix's love affair with his friend's wife, Sarah, had begun in London during the Blitz. One day, inexplicably and without warning, Sarah had broken off the relationship. Two years later, driven by obsessive jealousy and grief, Bendrix sends Parkis, a private detective, to follow Sarah.
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Postmodern Suburban Spaces

Author : Joseph George
ISBN : 9783319410067
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book reevaluates fiction devoted to the postwar American suburb, examining the way these works imagine suburbia as a communal structure designed to advance a particular American identity. Postmodern Suburban Spaces surveys works by both canonical chroniclers of the middle class experience, such as Richard Yates and John Cheever, and those who reflect suburbia’s demographic reality, including Gloria Naylor and Chang-rae Lee, to uncover a surprising reconfiguration of the suburban experience. Tracing major forms of suburban associations – racial divisions, property lines, the family, and ethnic fealty – these works depict a different mode of interaction than the stereotypical white picket fences. Joseph George draws from philosophers such as Emmanuel Levinas and Roberto Esposito to argue that these fictions assert a critical hospitality that frustrates the limited forms of association on which suburbia is based. This fiction, in turn, posits an ethical form of community that comes about when people share space together.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Ha Jin
ISBN : 9781101910368
Genre : Fiction
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From one of our most celebrated contemporary writers, winner of the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award: Ha Jin’s staggering story “Alive,” from the collection The Bridegroom. Tong Guhan is a regular businessman, husband, and father, trying to find a job for his daughter and an apartment for his son in rural China. He’s next in line to be Vice Director of the cannery where he works. One morning in late July he makes the eleven hour train trip from Muji City to Taifu, to conduct business for his company that he hopes will finally lead to a promotion and the easy life. The events that follow are nothing short of astonishing, as the very earth shifts under Guhan’s feet. This is Ha Jin’s moving, strange, captivating story of an earthquake and a common man, the ties of family and the powers of circumstance: the perfect introduction to an internationally acclaimed modern master. An eBook short.
Category: Fiction

Signs Of The Giver

Author : Beth M. Sheppard
ISBN : 9780595270583
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume contains collection of ten essays that focus on the fiction and non-fiction of southern novelist Walker Percy (1916-1990). Delivered during the 2002 Walker Percy Undergraduate Seminar held at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, the contributors focus upon a wide array of topics relevant to the study of Percy's writings. Catholicism, race relations, existentialism and even Percy's semiotics receive attention in this dynamic collection.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Severed Head

Author : Iris Murdoch
ISBN : 9780099285366
Genre : Adultery
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"Martin Lynch Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and late arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusae informs him, 'this is nothing to do with happiness.'"
Category: Adultery

Plays International

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ISBN : IND:30000087842062
Genre : Performing arts
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New England

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132779377
Genre : New England
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Before She Met Me

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 9780307797780
Genre : Fiction
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At the start of this fiendishly comic and suspenseful novel, a mild-mannered English academic chuckles as he watches his wife commit adultery. The action takes place before she met him. But lines between film and reality, past and present become terrifyingly blurred in this sad and funny tour de force from the author of Flaubert's Parrot.
Category: Fiction

The Buffalo Soldier

Author : Chris Bohjalian
ISBN : 9781400032860
Genre : Fiction
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With his trademark emotional heft and storytelling skill, bestselling author Chris Bohjalian presents a resonant novel about the unconventional family that forms after Terry and Laura Sheldon, a Vermont storm trooper and his wife grieving the loss of their twin daughters, take in a foster child. His name is Alfred; he is ten years old and African American. And he has passed through so many indifferent families that he can’t believe that his new one will last. In the ensuing months Terry and Laura will struggle to emerge from their shell of grief only to face an unexpected threat to their marriage; Terry’s involvement with another woman. Meanwhile, Alfred cautiously enters the family circle, and befriends an elderly neighbor who inspires him with the story of the buffalo soldiers, the black cavalrymen of the old West. Out of the entwining and unfolding of their lives, The Buffalo Soldier creates a suspenseful, moving portrait of a family, infused by Bohjalian’s moral complexity and narrative assurance.
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The Feminine Self As Flow

Author : Mariko Enomura Di Genova
ISBN : UCAL:X62277
Genre : Feminism in literature
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Happy Are The Happy

Author : Yasmina Reza
ISBN : 9780099587323
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1 novel. 18 people. 18 lives. Infinite combinations: families and friends, colleagues and patients, lovers and mourners... But sometimes a crowd is the loneliest place to be. An award-winning exploration of dreams and disillusionment, love and infidelity from the creator of global theatre sensation Art and God of Carnage.

All Souls

Author : Javier Marias
ISBN : 9780307951083
Genre : Fiction
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By one of the most important voices in contemporary world literature, a darkly comic novel about that most British of institutions, Oxford University. In All Souls, a visiting Spanish lecturer, viewing Oxford through a prismatic detachment, is alternately amused, puzzled, delighted, and disgusted by its vagaries of human vanity. A bit lonely, not always able to see his charming but very married mistress, he casts about for activity; he barely has to teach. Yet so much goes into simply "being" at Oxford: friendship, opinion-mongering, one-upmanship, finicky exchanges of favors, gossip, adultery, book-collecting, back-patting, backstabbing. Marías demonstrates a sweet tooth for eccentricity in this sly campus novel and love story.
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Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 9780804169882
Genre : Fiction
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This story set in Ruby, Oklahoma is about an African American community.
Category: Fiction

Talking It Over

Author : Julian Barnes
ISBN : 9780307797889
Genre : Fiction
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In this powerfully affecting Flaubert's Parrot gives readers a brilliant take on the deceptions that make up the quivering substrata of erotic love. "An interplay of serious thought and dazzling wit. . . . It's moving, it's funny, it's frightening . . . fiction at its best."--New York Times Book Review.
Category: Fiction