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Author : David Foenkinos
ISBN : 9781408830055
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He was passing by, she kissed him without thinking. Now she wonders whether she did the right thing. But Natalie isn't certain of anything anymore. One minute she was a happily married young woman, successful in her career, and convinced the future was full of promise. But when her husband was run over by a car, her whole world was turned upside down. Years later, still bruised with grief but desperate to move on with her life, she impulsively kisses her colleague Markus. For Natalie, the kiss is just a gratuitous act. For the awkward, unassuming Markus, it is the moment at which he falls hopelessly, helplessly in love. But how will he ever convince such a beautiful, intelligent but confused young woman that he is the man who can bring her back to life?

A Case Of Some Delicacy

Author : K. C. Kahler
ISBN : 1951033086
Genre : Fiction
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A secret alliance grows from an unwelcomed olive branch...When rumours of Jane Bennet's impending betrothal to Mr. Collins begin spreading at the Meryton Assembly, Elizabeth Bennet vows to save her dearest sister's happiness from being sacrificed in marriage. She finds an unlikely ally in Mr Darcy, the taciturn man whose heroics on the cricket field have made him the target for Lydia's affections. Overhearing a heated exchange between Elizabeth and Mr Bennet, Darcy is stunned not only by her devotion to her sister, but also by her defiant words to her father. An inexplicable desire to help Elizabeth draws Darcy into the match-breaking scheme, despite knowing that he should want nothing to do with a family like the Bennets.As the new allies work together, they begin to understand and admire each other. But they must navigate a complicated web of sisters, parents, friends, cousins, aunts, and new acquaintances, all of whom seem contrary to being manipulated. A few of them may even be attempting their own manipulations and romantic schemes. Eavesdropping and jealousy abound, cricket balls go astray, and love blooms in spite of Mrs. Bennet's mismatched matchmaking. This humorous Pride and Prejudice re-imagining is novel length and pays homage to the wit of Jane Austen.
Category: Fiction

Nation And Novel

Author : Patrick Parrinder
ISBN : 9780199264858
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Patrick Parrinder's new history of the English novel from its beginnings to the present day traces the form's distinctive and often subversive reflection of national identity across the centuries. From the early stories of rogues and criminals to present-day novels of immigration, fiction has played a major part in defining our ideas of England and Englishness. Nation and Novel provides both a comprehensive survey and also a new interpretation of theimportance of the English novel.
Category: Literary Criticism

Eighteenth Century Sensibility And The Novel

Author : Ann Jessie van Sant
ISBN : 0521604583
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study of sensibility in the eighteenth-century English novel discusses literary representations of suffering and responses to it in the social and scientific context of the period. The reader of novels shares with more scientific observers the activity of gazing on suffering, leading Ann Van Sant to explore the coincidence between the rhetoric of pathos and scientific presentation as they were applied to repentant prostitutes and children of the vagrant and criminal poor. The book goes on to explore the novel's location of psychological responses to suffering in physical forms. Van Sant invokes eighteenth-century debates about the relative status of sight and touch in epistemology and psychology, as a context for discussing the 'man of feeling' (notably in Sterne's A Sentimental Journey) - a spectator who registers his sensibility by physical means.
Category: Literary Criticism

Novel Minds

Author : R. Tierney-Hynes
ISBN : 9781137033291
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Eighteenth-century philosophy owes much to the early novel. Using the figure of the romance reader this book tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading. The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making an appearance in philosophy.
Category: Literary Criticism

The English Novel In History 1700 1780

Author : John J. Richetti
ISBN : 0415009502
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume in the series covers the English novel from 1700 to 1780 and provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of 18th century Britain.
Category: Literary Criticism

The English Novel In History 1700 1780

Author : John Richetti
ISBN : 9781134656424
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Strange Gourmets

Author : Joseph Litvak
ISBN : 0822320169
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Theoretically sophisticated: How often has this term been used to distinguish a work of contemporary criticism, and what, exactly, does it mean? In Strange Gourmets, Joseph Litvak reclaims sophistication from its negative connotations and turns the spotlight on those who, even as they demonize sophistication, surreptitiously and extensively use it. Though commonly thought of as a kind of worldliness at its best and an elitist snobbery at its worst, sophistication, Litvak reminds us, remains tied to its earlier, if forgotten, meaning of "perversion"--a perversion whose avatars are the homosexual and the intellectual. Proceeding with his investigations from a specifically gay academic perspective, Litvak presents thoroughly inventive readings of novels by Austen, Thackeray, and Proust, and of theoretical works by Adorno and Barthes, each text epitomizing sophistication in one of its more familiar modes. Among the issues he explores are the ways in which these texts teach sophistication, the embarrassment that sophistication causes the sophisticated, and how the class politics of sophistication are inseparable from its sexual politics. Helping gay, queer, feminist, and other provocative critics to make the most of their bad publicity, Litvak mindfully celebrates sophistication's economy of taste and pleasure.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Sarah Léon
ISBN : 9781590519264
Genre : Fiction
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An exceptional debut novel that explores the stifled, unspoken feelings of a music teacher and his former student, and the damage done by their years of silence Hermin, a composer and instructor, leads a secluded life near the Bourbonnais Mountains in France, composing an homage to Schubert. On a bitter January night, this studious peace is broken when his former pupil, Lenny, a piano prodigy, mysteriously knocks at his door. The two men must confront the ghosts of their past, somewhere between musical harmony, erotic tension, and revelation. Wanderer, echoing Schubert's recurring theme, is a novel of rare delicacy, a twilight adagio, a Winterreise, and a subtle ode to German Romanticism.
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Poets Are Eaten As A Delicacy In Japan

Author : Tara West
ISBN : 1907593853
Genre : Fiction
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A black comedy based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, focusing on two sisters and their tumultuous relationship with their difficult mother.
Category: Fiction

The Cuttlefish

Author : Maryline Desbiolles
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110380784
Genre : Fiction
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"Over the course of creating her delicacy, a recipe she lovingly follows in anticipation of her guests' arrival, the narrator is by turns nervous, sensual, and powerfully psychoanalytic. As she reveals in the magic of cooking, she expounds on the combination and transmutation of the various ingredients, especially the diaphanous cuttlefish - as elusive and delicate as the feminine self she strives to capture."--BOOK JACKET.
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Author : Zondervan,
ISBN : 9780310317425
Genre : Fiction
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Nick and Cassie Dixon are devoting their spare time to Taste of Success, a training program that teaches the homeless the culinary arts and helps them find a better life. But someone is hungry to discredit the nonprofit group. Taste of Success just happens to sit on a very valuable slice of San Francisco waterfront property, a piece of real estate someone is willing to kill for. Poison. Kidnapping. Fire. A sequence of disturbing events hits Taste of Success, leaving the staff reeling and on edge. With their own lives in danger, the Dixons discover that the quickest way to an evil man’s heart is through his appetite for getting revenge. “You are what you eat” takes on deadly meaning in this startling new thriller of taste and terror. Dine if you dare.
Category: Fiction

Pushkin A Comparative Commentary

Author : John Bayley
ISBN : 0521079543
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this first critical assessment in English of Pushkin's writing, the author examines his achievement in relation to Russian literature and the European tradition.
Category: Literary Criticism

Novel Gazing

Author : Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
ISBN : 9780822382478
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Novel Gazing is the first collection of queer criticism on the history of the novel. The contributors to this volume navigate new territory in literary theory with essays that implicitly challenge the "hermeneutic of suspicion" widespread in current critical theory. In a stunning introductory essay, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick delineates the possibilities for a criticism that would be "reparative" rather than cynical or paranoid. The startlingly imaginative essays in the volume explore new critical practices that can weave the pleasures and disorientations of reading into the fabric of queer analyses. Through discussions of a diverse array of British, French, and American novels—including major canonical novels, best-sellers, children’s fiction, and science fiction—these essays explore queer worlds of taste, texture, joy, and ennui, focusing on such subjects as flogging, wizardry, exorcism, dance, Zionist desire, and Internet sexuality. Interpreting the works of authors as diverse as Benjamin Constant, Toni Morrison, T. H. White, and William Gibson, along with canonical queer modernists such as James, Proust, Woolf, and Cather, contributors reveal the wealth of ways in which selves and communities succeed in extracting sustenance from the objects of a culture whose avowed desire has often been not to sustain them. The dramatic reframing that these essays perform will make the significance of Novel Gazing extend beyond the scope of queer studies to literary criticism in general. Contributors. Stephen Barber, Renu Bora, Anne Chandler, James Creech, Tyler Curtain, Jonathan Goldberg, Joseph Litvak, Michael Lucey, Jeff Nunokawa, Cindy Patton, Jacob Press, Robert F. Reid-Pharr, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Melissa Solomon, Kathryn Bond Stockton, John Vincent, Maurice Wallace, Barry Weller
Category: Literary Criticism

Food And The Novel In Nineteenth Century America

Author : Mark McWilliams
ISBN : 9780759120969
Genre : Cooking
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Tracing dramatic changes in how Americans ate during the 1800s, Food and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century America argues that novelists, along with writers of cookbooks and domestic guides, helped negotiate the meaning of these changes in ways that still shape how Americans eat today.
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My Novel

Author : Edward Bulwer Lytton
ISBN : 9785883533265
Genre : History
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Category: History

Novel And Romance 1700 1800 Routledge Revivals

Author : Ioan Williams
ISBN : 9781136823497
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The documents collected in this volume, first published in 1970, trace the development of novel criticism during one of the most formative periods in the history of fiction: from 1700-1800.
Category: Literary Criticism

Family Life A Novel

Author : Akhil Sharma
ISBN : 9780393242317
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award "Gorgeously tender at its core…beautiful, heartstopping…Family Life really blazes." —Sonali Deraniyagala, New York Times Book Review Hailed as a "supreme storyteller" (Philadelphia Inquirer) for his "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" fiction (New York Times), Akhil Sharma is possessed of a narrative voice "as hypnotic as those found in the pages of Dostoyevsky" (The Nation). In his highly anticipated second novel, Family Life, he delivers a story of astonishing intensity and emotional precision. We meet the Mishra family in Delhi in 1978, where eight-year-old Ajay and his older brother Birju play cricket in the streets, waiting for the day when their plane tickets will arrive and they and their mother can fly across the world and join their father in America. America to the Mishras is, indeed, everything they could have imagined and more: when automatic glass doors open before them, they feel that surely they must have been mistaken for somebody important. Pressing an elevator button and the elevator closing its doors and rising, they have a feeling of power at the fact that the elevator is obeying them. Life is extraordinary until tragedy strikes, leaving one brother severely brain-damaged and the other lost and virtually orphaned in a strange land. Ajay, the family’s younger son, prays to a God he envisions as Superman, longing to find his place amid the ruins of his family’s new life. Heart-wrenching and darkly funny, Family Life is a universal story of a boy torn between duty and his own survival.
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