THE TANNERS

Download The Tanners ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE TANNERS book pdf for free now.

The Tanners

Author : Robert Walser
ISBN : 9780811221320
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 67.32 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 705
Read : 1071

"The Tanners is a contender for Funniest Book of the Year."—The Village Voice The Tanners, Robert Walser’s amazing 1907 novel of twenty chapters, is now presented in English for the very first time, by the award-winning translator Susan Bernofsky. Three brothers and a sister comprise the Tanner family—Simon, Kaspar, Klaus, and Hedwig: their wanderings, meetings, separations, quarrels, romances, employment and lack of employment over the course of a year or two are the threads from which Walser weaves his airy, strange and brightly gorgeous fabric. “Walser’s lightness is lighter than light,” as Tom Whalen said in Bookforum: “buoyant up to and beyond belief, terrifyingly light.” Robert Walser—admired greatly by Kafka, Musil, and Walter Benjamin—is a radiantly original author. He has been acclaimed “unforgettable, heart-rending” (J.M. Coetzee), “a bewitched genius” (Newsweek), and “a major, truly wonderful, heart-breaking writer” (Susan Sontag). Considering Walser’s “perfect and serene oddity,” Michael Hofmann in The London Review of Books remarked on the “Buster Keaton-like indomitably sad cheerfulness [that is] most hilariously disturbing.” The Los Angeles Times called him “the dreamy confectionary snowflake of German language fiction. He also might be the single most underrated writer of the 20th century....The gait of his language is quieter than a kitten’s.” “A clairvoyant of the small” W. G. Sebald calls Robert Walser, one of his favorite writers in the world, in his acutely beautiful, personal, and long introduction, studded with his signature use of photographs.
Category: Fiction

His Last Hope

Author : Sharla Wylde
ISBN : 0999730053
Genre :
File Size : 85.49 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 353
Read : 851

Wounded Vet Chance Tanner returns from Afghanistan broken in body and spirit, determined to find independence and peace. When his security business is tasked with guarding a young murder witness, Chance gets embroiled in a deadly gang war. To save the boy's life Chance takes him to the last place he ever wanted to be: his family's ranch. He can't protect the boy if the kid's do-gooder social worker insists on putting herself in danger. He doesn't need her help. But does he need¿ her?Hope Mason hasn't met a problem she can't fix. Until a grouchy security owner claims she's in his way. The child in her charge witnessed a brutal murder and she needs to make sure he's safe. Even if that means hiding with the crankiest, sexiest body guard she's ever met. Maybe helping him face his fears will enable her to finally confront hers. In the process, she just might save a boy's life. And fix her own.
Category:

Tanners Of Taiwan

Author : Scott Simon
ISBN : 9780813345758
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57.69 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 424
Read : 517

Tanners of Taiwan is an ethnography of identity construction set in the leather-tanning communities of Southern Taiwan. Through life history analysis and ethnographic observation, Simon examines what it means to be Chinese - or alternatively Taiwanese - in contemporary Taiwan. Under forty years of martial law from 1947 to 1987, the Chinese Nationalist Party tried to create a Chinese identity in Taiwan through ideological campaigns that reached deep into families, schools and workplaces. They justified their rule through a development narrative that Chinese culture and good policy contributed to the prosperity of the Taiwan miracle. These ideological claims and cultural identities, however, have never been fully accepted in Southern Taiwan. This ethnography is the first to document from the ground level how those claims have been contested, and how a new Taiwanese identity has been constructed since democratization. Tanners of Taiwan provides more than a description of workplaces in Taiwan. Looking at the different perspectives of tanners, women managers, and workers, it demonstrates how cultural and other identities are constructed through dynamics of power and political economy. A small, affordable case studies book to be assigned with a core textbook in introductory anthropology courses. Shows how the US reader is connected to the seemingly distant lives of Taiwanese tanners. Simon follows hides from the US to tanneries in Taiwan, then elsewhere to be made into shoes and other leather goods, and then back to the consumer in the US - demonstrating concretely the notion of "global interconnectedness." Anchored in personal observation and ethnographic detail, the book makes very tangible such otherwise abstract notions as "national identity" and "global integration."
Category: Social Science

Tanner Ties

Author : Peggy Moreland
ISBN : 9781426874017
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 31.11 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 520
Read : 1188

He owed his livelihood to the Tanners, not to mention his life. So when asked to keep an eye on their estranged family member, Luke Jordan agreed. He answered Lauren Tanner's handy man ad…as directed…to spy on her. Soon the lovely new resdient of Tanner's Crossing became more than just an assignment for him. She was sensual, bold and able to look beyond the scars Luke could never ignore. But she was of Tanner blood and therefore hands-off. Until the threats began and he questioned which Tanner deserved his allegiance…for all time.
Category: Fiction