IF NOBODY SPEAKS OF REMARKABLE THINGS

Download If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to IF NOBODY SPEAKS OF REMARKABLE THINGS book pdf for free now.

If Nobody Speaks Of Remarkable Things

Author : Jon McGregor
ISBN : 9780547526645
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 53.69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 741
Read : 970

In this Booker Prize–nominated “dream of a novel,” ordinary middle-class lives converge and collide one summer day in England (The Times). In delicate, intricately observed close-up, this novel makes us privy to the private lives of residents of a quiet street over the course of a single day, to the hopes, fears, and unspoken despairs of a diverse community: a single father with painfully scarred hands; a group of young club-goers just home from an all-night rave, sweetly high and mulling over vague dreams; and the nervous young man at number 18 who collects weird urban junk and is haunted by the specter of unrequited love. What eventually unites them is an utterly surprising and terrible twist of fate that shatters their everyday, ordinary tranquility, and all that they take for granted. A prose poem of a novel with a mystery at its center that “recalls To The Lighthouse or Mrs. Dalloway” (The Times), If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things was the recipient of the Somerset Maugham Award and the Betty Trask Award, and was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. It is, in the words of Ali Smith, “a tremendous read.” “A wonderful evocation of the beauty and horror of the literally everyday.” —Booklist (starred review) “Absolutely resplendent . . . does for urban England what John Cheever did for Westchester County.” —Bookpage
Category: Fiction

Thirdway

Author :
ISBN :
Genre :
File Size : 71.17 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 411
Read : 1012

Monthly current affairs magazine from a Christian perspective with a focus on politics, society, economics and culture.
Category:

Positive Psychology Approaches To Dementia

Author : Chris Clarke
ISBN : 9781784500771
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 82.72 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 896
Read : 176

How can positive psychology approaches help us to understand the process of adjustment to, and living well with dementia? As accounts of positive experiences in dementia are increasingly emerging, this book reviews current evidence and explores how psychological constructs such as hope, humour, creativity, spirituality, wisdom, resilience and personal growth may be linked with wellbeing and quality of life in dementia. Expert contributors from a range of academic and clinical backgrounds examine the application of positive psychological concepts to dementia and dementia care practice. The lived experiences of people with dementia are central to the book, and their voices bring life to the ideas explored, highlighting how positive experiences in dementia and dementia care are possible.
Category: Health & Fitness

Utopia And The Contemporary British Novel

Author : Caroline Edwards
ISBN : 9781108498708
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 56.32 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 734
Read : 987

Explores how the experience of time in contemporary British novels reveals the persistence of the utopian imagination today.
Category: Literary Criticism

Re Framing The Theatrical

Author : A. Oddey
ISBN : 9780230590724
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 64.89 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 927
Read : 248

Oddey questions the role of the spectator and director, and the nature of art works and performance. She provocatively demonstrates the spectator as centre of the artistic experience, a new kind of making theatre-art, revealing its spirit and nature; searching for space and contemplation in a hectic twenty-first century landscape.
Category: Performing Arts

This Isn T The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You

Author : Jon McGregor
ISBN : 9781408809266
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 46.79 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 620
Read : 895

A man builds a tree house by a river, in anticipation of the coming flood. A sugar-beet crashes through a young woman's windscreen. A boy sets fire to a barn. A pair of itinerant labourers sit by a lake, talking about shovels and sex, while fighter-planes fly low overhead and prepare for war. These aren't the sort of things you imagine happening to someone like you. But sometimes they do. Set in the flat and threatened fenland landscape, where the sky is dominant and the sea lurks just beyond the horizon, these delicate, dangerous, and sometimes deeply funny stories tell of things buried and unearthed, of familiar places made strange, and of lives where much is hidden, much is at risk, and tender moments are hard-won.
Category: Fiction

Reservoir 13

Author : Jon McGregor
ISBN : 0008204861
Genre : England
File Size : 23.35 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 473
Read : 1176

From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss. Midwinter in the early years of this century. A teenage girl on holiday has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers are called up to join the search, fanning out across the moors as the police set up roadblocks and a crowd of news reporters descends on their usually quiet home. Meanwhile, there is work that must still be done: cows milked, fences repaired, stone cut, pints poured, beds made, sermons written, a pantomime rehearsed. The search for the missing girl goes on, but so does everyday life. As it must. As the seasons unfold there are those who leave the village and those who are pulled back; those who come together or break apart. There are births and deaths; secrets kept and exposed; livelihoods made and lost; small kindnesses and unanticipated betrayals. Bats hang in the eaves of the church and herons stand sentry in the river; fieldfares flock in the hawthorn trees and badgers and foxes prowl deep in the woods âe" mating and fighting, hunting and dying. An extraordinary novel of cumulative power and grace, Reservoir 13 explores the rhythms of the natural world and the repeated human gift for violence, unfolding over thirteen years as the aftershocks of a strangerâe(tm)s tragedy refuse to subside.
Category: England

Reservoir 13 Winner Of The 2017 Costa Novel Award

Author : Jon McGregor
ISBN : 9780008204877
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 88.20 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 164
Read : 549

WINNER OF THE 2017 COSTA NOVEL AWARD A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AN FT BOOK OF THE YEAR A TLS BOOK OF THE YEAR A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR From the award-winning author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things. Reservoir 13 tells the story of many lives haunted by one family's loss.
Category: Fiction

Experimental Fiction

Author : Julie Armstrong
ISBN : 9781441107299
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 20.15 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 825
Read : 677

Ever since Ezra Pound's exhortation to 'make it new', experimentation has been a hallmark of contemporary literature. Ranging from the modernists, through the Beats to postmodernism and contemporary 'hyperfiction', this is a unique introduction to experimental fiction. Creative exercises throughout the book help students grapple with the many varieties of experimental fiction for themselves, deepening their understanding of these many forms and developing their own writing skills. In addition, the book examines the historical contexts and major themes of 20th-century experimental fiction and new directions for the novel offered by writers such as David Shields and Zadie Smith. Making often difficult works accessible for the first time reader and with extensive further reading guides, Experimental Fiction is an essential practical guidebook for students of creative writing and contemporary fiction. Writers covered include: James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Marcel Proust, Ralph Ellison, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, William Gibson, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, Don Delillo, Caitlin Fisher, Geoff Ryeman, Xiaolu Guo, Tom McCarthy, James Frey and David Mitchell.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aesthetic Afterlives

Author : Andrew Eastham
ISBN : 9781441102089
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 83.67 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 282
Read : 684

Since the development of British Aestheticism in the 1870s, the concept of irony has focused a series of anxieties which are integral to modern literary practice. Examining some of the most important debates in post-Romantic aesthetics through highly focused textual readings of authors from Walter Pater and Henry James to Samuel Beckett and Alan Hollinghurst, this study investigates the dialectical position of irony in Aestheticism and its twentieth-century afterlives. Aesthetic Afterlives constructs a far-reaching theoretical narrative by positioning Victorian Aestheticism as the basis of Literary Modernity. Aestheticism's cultivation of irony and reflexive detachment was central to this legacy, but it was also the focus of its own self-critique. Anxieties about the concept and practice of irony persisted through Modernism, and have recently been positioned in Hollinghurst's work as a symptom of the political stasis within post-modern culture. Referring to the recent debates about the 'new aestheticism' and the politics of aesthetics, Eastham asks how a utopian Aestheticism can be reconstructed from the problematics of irony and aesthetic autonomy that haunted writers from Pater to Adorno.
Category: Literary Criticism