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Boyhood Island

Author : Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN : 9781448155842
Genre : Fiction
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An irresistible story of childhood adventure from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. In the now infamously direct style of the My Struggle cycle, Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated. This is a book about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be. ‘Knausgaard finds the sublime in the everyday... Boyhood Island reverberates with the joys and anxieties of early youth, and Knausgaard brilliantly recreates their exaggerated feel’ Times Literary Supplement
Category: Fiction

Boyhood Island

Author : Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN : 1846557224
Genre : Authors, Norwegian
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âe~Rare and Ruthless... Perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our timesâe(tm) Guardian Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. In the now infamously direct style of the My Struggle cycle, Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated. This is a book about family, memory and how we never become quite what we set out to be.
Category: Authors, Norwegian

Boyhood Island Free Digital Sampler

Author : Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN : 9781473512023
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 22.23 MB
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A Free Digital Download from Boyhood Island, third instalment in the international sensation, My Struggle ‘It's unbelievable ... I need the next volume like crack. It's completely blown my mind.’ Zadie Smith ‘Perhaps the most significant literary enterprise of our times’ Rachel Cusk, Guardian Childhood is exhilarating and terrifying. For the young Karl Ove, new houses, classes and friends are met with manic excitement and creeping dread. Adults occupy godlike positions of power, benevolent in the case of his doting mother, tyrannical in the case of his cruel father. In this passage, Karl Ove is desperately looking forward to attending his swimming course with his classmates. That is, until his mother forgets to buy him the mandatory swimming cap ahead of time. In the now infamously direct style of the My Struggle cycle, Knausgaard describes a time in which victories and defeats are felt keenly and every attempt at self-definition is frustrated.
Category: Fiction

This Space Of Writing

Author : Stephen Mitchelmore
ISBN : 9781782799818
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What does 'literature' mean in our time? While names like Proust, Kafka and Woolf still stand for something, what that something actually is has become obscured by the claims of commerce and journalism. Perhaps a new form of attention is required. Stephen Mitchelmore began writing online in 1996 and became Britain's first book blogger soon after, developing the form so that it can respond in kind to the singular space opened by writing. Across 44 essays, he discusses among many others the novels of Richard Ford, Jeanette Winterson and Karl Ove Knausgaard, the significance for modern writers of cave paintings and the moai of Easter Island, and the enduring fallacy of 'Reality Hunger', all the while maintaining a focus on the strange nature of literary space. By listening to the echoes and resonances of writing, this book enables a unique encounter with literature that many critics habitually ignore. With an introduction by the acclaimed novelist Lars Iyer, This Space of Writing offers a renewed appreciation of the mystery and promise of writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Island Boyhood

Author : Jim Vosper
ISBN : UOM:39015071140977
Genre : Boys
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Alone At Sea

Author : Ann Spencer
ISBN : 9780385674072
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 34.5 MB
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The true story of Canada's greatest sailor, the first to sail around the world single-handedly. When Joshua Slocum sailed into port in Massachusetts on June 27, 1898, he was the first man ever to have completed a voyage around the world without technology, money or companion. It took him three years to cover the 46,000 miles, and along the way he was chased by pirates, buffeted by storms, and narrowly escaped death by sharks. When a goat ate his charts, he managed to navigate through the Caribbean by memory and intuition. This is the true-life adventure story of an extraordinary man, who ran away to sea at sixteen and never looked back. Born on a farm in Nova Scotia, he apprenticed on voyages to China, Hong Kong and Indonesia; met and married his wife in Sydney, Australia, and raised his family aboard sailing vessels in ports around the world. He survived mutinies, lost cargoes, terrible storms, and treacheries at sea before resolving on his voyage around the world in a dilapidated oyster sloop he named The Spray. After settling down and writing his memoirs, he set sail on November 14, 1909, and was never seen again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dancing In The Dark

Author : Karl Ove Knausgaard
ISBN : 9781448155859
Genre : Fiction
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A beautiful, funny, vital novel of teenage years and teenage mistakes from the international phenomenon, Karl Ove Knausgaard Fresh out of high school, Karl Ove moves to a remote fishing village to work as a teacher. He has no interest in the job itself – or in any other job for that matter, his sole aim is to save money and start writing. All goes well to begin with but as the nights grow longer, his life takes a darker turn. Drinking causes him blackouts, his repeated attempts at losing his virginity end in humiliation, and to his own great distress he develops romantic feelings towards one of his 13-year-old students. And all the while the shadow of his father looms large. ‘Beautifully human... Being drawn into Knausgaard’s world is an ineluctable pleasure’ The Times
Category: Fiction

Boyhood In America

Author : Jacqueline S. Reinier
ISBN : 9781576072158
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The first reference work to focus on the history of American boyhood from the early 17th century to the present, with careful attention to sports, ethnicity, education, and region. * 150+ A–Z signed entries including such wide-ranging topics as cowboys, abuse, drag racing, gangs, and superheroes * 124 expert contributors from a myriad of disciplines, including history, cultural studies, media studies, education, literature, sociology, and anthropology
Category: Family & Relationships

Popping Fuchsias

Author : Robin Skelton
ISBN : 0921870205
Genre : Poetry
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A new formalism, a new spiritualism waits on the horizon. Always at the forefront, Robin Skelton takes up some of the oldest and most rigorous poetic forms to shape them to new ends. Here is an embarrassment of riches-villanellas, sestinas, sonnets, rondeaus, gloses, cinquains, and even arcane Welsh forms-to delight the most discerning of readers.
Category: Poetry

The Valley Of The Shadow My Journey From Boyhood To The Soldier That I Became

Author : Christopher Gilpin
ISBN : 9781681398488
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The title of this book reflects a time in my life when I was surrounded by death and the possibility of not making the return journey home from combat in Iraq in 2005–2006. I felt a deep obligation to tell my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Chrisraine, about the boy that I was and the soldier that I became should I not make it back home to tell her in person. This book chronicles my childhood beginning with my first indelible memory at age four, describing the people, places, and events that molded me into the man and soldier that I became until my son, Christophe, turned four years old. Valley of the Shadow was an easy choice as the title for me because of the biblical and literal connection to me as I experienced combat and lived in a space and time defined by death and the will to overcome that fear. That shadow was ever present, and I fought hard and willed myself not to be engulfed by it. I was much more to my family than a soldier, and I wanted my daughter to know the boy that I was and what made me into the soldier that I became. This journey was filled with periods of joy and great happiness as well as uncertainty and sadness as a boy and much the same as a soldier. I excelled at the things that I applied myself to but was always challenged to perform in order to continue receiving the pleasures of everyday life or to survive a day in combat. So both my childhood and my profession were valleys oftentimes reflecting low points and high points with a sense of duty to survive and overcome the day at hand.
Category: Biography & Autobiography