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Missing Persons

Author : Mary Evans
ISBN : 9781134857128
Genre : Social Science
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Auto/biography is currently one of the most popular literary genres, widely supposed to illuminate the study of the individual and his or her personal circumstances. Missing Persons suggests that auto/biography is, in fact, based on fictions, both about the person and about what it is possible to know about any one individual. Organised into chapters which consider particular kinds of auto/biographical writing, such as work on the British Royal Family and auto/biographies of twentieth-century men, this book demonstrates the absences and evasions - indeed the `missing persons - of auto/biography. Mary Evans' book will provide invaluable reading for students of womens studies, sociology and cultural studies courses.
Category: Social Science

Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide

Author : Nick Rennison
ISBN : 9781408103548
Genre : Reference
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Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without. "The essential guide to the wild uncharted world of contemporary and 20th century writing." Robert McCrum, The Observer
Category: Reference

Bureau Of Missing Persons

Author : Roger J. Porter
ISBN : 9780801460968
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A devoted reader of autobiographies and memoirs, Roger J. Porter has observed in recent years a surprising number of memoirs by adult children whose fathers have led secret lives. Some of the fathers had second families; some had secret religious lives; others have been criminals, liars, or con men. Struck by the intensely human drama of secrecy and deception played out for all to see, Porter explores the phenomenon in great depth. In Bureau of Missing Persons he examines a large number of these works—eighteen in all—placing them in a wide literary and cultural context and considering the ethical quandaries writers face when they reveal secrets so long and closely held. Among the books Porter treats are Paul Auster’s The Invention of Solitude, Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home, Essie Mae Washington-Williams’s Dear Senator (on her father, Strom Thurmond), Bliss Broyard’s One Drop, Mary Gordon’s The Shadow Man, and Geoffrey Wolff’s The Duke of Deception. He also discusses Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary film, My Architect. These narratives inevitably look inward to the writer as well as outward to the parent. The autobiographical children are compelled, if not consumed, by a desire to know. They become detectives, piecing together clues to fill memory voids, assembling material and archival evidence, public and private documents, letters, photographs, and iconic physical objects to track down the parent.
Category: Literary Criticism

Literature And Quest

Author : Christine Arkinstall
ISBN : 9051835159
Genre : Social Science
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What does the word “quest” conjure up? A journey in the hope of fulfillment, an exploration of identities, questions, the nature of research itself, or the darker side of quest in the form of conquest, colonisation and displacement? These are some of the threads taken up and developed in this collection of essays by established and emerging scholars. Germaine Greer, Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Serge Doubrovsky, A. S. Byatt, Novalis, Melville, Valéry, Beckett, Stanislao Nievo, Victor Segalen, Sibilla Aleramo, Dacia Maraini, Defoe, Tournier, Coetzee, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Cintio Vitier, Domingo del Monte, Ramón de Palma, Pablo Armando Fernández, Hubert Aquin, Anne Hébert , Homer, Proust, Balzac and Robbe-Grillet provide the literary voices that invite these scholars to embark on their own quests into subjects as diverse as the relationships between texts, authors and readers, the initiatic journey, spirituality and enlightenment, female autobiography and identity, oppression, imperialism and postcolonial discourses, not to mention the history of the quest itself. The result is a rich tapestry of thought-provoking insights into the inexhaustible connections between literature and quest.
Category: Social Science

Once An Australian

Author : Ian Britain
ISBN : UOM:39015043796799
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Four Australian expatriate writers and performers are featured in this book - Barry Humphries, Clive James, Germaine Greer and Robert Hughes. It focuses on the reasons for their expatriatism and considers what aspects of their Australian identity they have retained.
Category: Literary Criticism

Traumatic Stress

Author : Bessel A. van der Kolk
ISBN : 9781606238455
Genre : Psychology
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This bestselling classic presents seminal theory and research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Together, the leading editors and contributors comprehensively examine how trauma affects an individual's biology, conceptions of the world, and psychological functioning. Key topics include why certain people cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, the neurobiological processes underlying PTSD symptomatology, enduring questions surrounding traumatic memories and dissociation, and the core components of effective interventions. A highly influential work that laid the foundation for many of the field's continuing advances, this volume remains an immensely informative and thought-provoking clinical reference and text. The preface to the 2007 paperback edition situates the book within the context of contemporary research developments.
Category: Psychology

Australian Book Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00466248L
Genre : Australian literature
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Category: Australian literature

In The Know

Author : Nancy MacDonnell
ISBN : 9781742734200
Genre : Self-Help
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A savvy and accessible guide to helping anyone, male or female, keep up with a broad range of conversations at dinners, parties, dates and more.
Category: Self-Help

The Listener

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ISBN : UVA:X001534530
Genre : Radio addresses, debates, etc
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Category: Radio addresses, debates, etc

Zombie Blondes

Author : Brian James
ISBN : 9781429990127
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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They're beautiful. They're popular. They're dead. . . . From the moment Hannah Sanders arrived in town, she felt there was something wrong. A lot of houses were for sale, and the town seemed infected by an unearthly quiet. And then, on Hannah's first day of classes, she ran into a group of cheerleaders -- the most popular girls in school. The odd thing was that they were nearly identical in appearance: blonde, beautiful, and deathly pale. But Hannah wants desperately to fit in -- regardless of what her friend Lukas is telling her: If she doesn't watch her back, she's going to be blonde and popular and dead -- just like all the other zombies in this town. . . . "This foray into the world of the living dead is suspenseful and downright terrifying, with an ending right out of a classic film." -- Kirkus Reviews
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Shameful Autobiographies

Author : Rosamund Dalziell
ISBN : UOM:39015022883717
Genre : Political Science
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Writing autobiography is a risky business. What is shameful can be inadvertently rather than deliberately revealed. Yet reading autobiography can also be risky, as it may lead to the confrontation of shame in ourselves. Perhaps it is this element of risk, together with the magnetism of another person's confession of shameful experience, that make us such avid readers of autobiography. Rosamund Dalziell proposes that shame is the driving force in many Australian autobiographies. Indeed, she suggests that the representation of shame is fundamental to the autobiographical process. Shame seeks concealment - and this, she argues, explains both why this fascinating link has not before been explored and why, when it is pointed out, we immediately know it to be authentic. Shameful Autobiographies looks at pervasive patterns of shame in the autobiographies of such leading Australian writers as Germaine Greer, Sally Morgan, Bernard Smith, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Morris Lurie, Ruby Langford Ginibi and Robert Dessaix. In so doing it establishes the centrality of shame to problems of Australian identity and to current political debate - for instance, it is shame that fuels angry repudiations of the so-called 'black armband' view of history.
Category: Political Science

Contemporary Literary Criticism

Author : Jeffrey W. Hunter
ISBN : 0787632066
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Economist

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ISBN : UVA:X002097087
Genre : Commerce
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Category: Commerce

The Billy Palmer Chronicles

Author : Derek Johns
ISBN : 9781846273582
Genre : Fiction
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Billy Palmer grew up in a sleepy rural village, but his dreams were always for something else, something beyond the world he knew. As a child, this desire for the unexplored got him into trouble, as a teenager it drove him to adventure, and as an adult it propels him across the Atlantic to the dazzling lights of Manhattan, where the excitement he's craved seems finally to come within his grasp, but at what price? Engaging, evocative and flawlessly paced, The Billy Palmer Chronicles is a pitch-perfect tale of one man's search for the life he's imagined.
Category: Fiction

San Diego Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013839126
Genre : San Diego (Calif.)
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Scripsi

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105015152940
Genre : Australian literature
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Category: Australian literature

Vintage Book Of Fathers

Author : L Guinness
ISBN : 9781448130481
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Ideal fathers, cruel fathers, puffed-up-with-pride fathers, horribly and humanly flawed fathers: this wonderful anthology contains a whole range of experience from the amazed joy of new fatherhood, to the pains of bereavement, from the comic and eccentric Papa to the sinister and silent Dad. Louise Guinness has collected irresistible extracts spanning nearly three thousand years, from Homer and the Bible to present day, from Chaucer to Beatrix Potter, Rabelais to Seamus Heaney.
Category: Family & Relationships

The New Republic

Author : Herbert David Croly
ISBN : UCSD:31822006915029
Genre : Political science
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Category: Political science