Granta 143

Granta 143
Author: Sigrid Rausing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781909889156
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Release: 2018-05-14
Editor: Granta
Language: en

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Jason Cowley: it wasn't a 'Brexit' murder David Flusfeder: the last shopkeepers of London Charles Glass: in Palmyra Stephen Sharp: Mother's death Sana Valiulina: remembers her father, a Gulag prisoner Anthony Doerr: on Edward Burtynsky New fiction from: Brian Allen Carr, Joshua Cohen, Ho Sok Fong, A.M. Homes and Susan Straight Photography by: Edward Burtynsky, Don McCullin and Gus Palmer Poetry: Will Harris, Nathaniel Mackey and Chelsea Minnis

Granta 143

Granta 143
Author: Sigrid Rausing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1909889148
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Release: 2018-04-26
Editor: Granta Magazine
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What happens on the ground once the news cycle moves on? This issue of Granta looks at what comes next.

Lake Like a Mirror

Lake Like a Mirror
Author: Ho Sok Fong
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781846276927
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Release: 2019-11-07
Editor: Granta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By an author described by critics as 'the most accomplished Malaysian writer, full stop'. Lake Like a Mirror is a scintillating exploration of the lives of women buffeted by powers beyond their control. Squeezing themselves between the gaps of rabid urbanisation, patriarchal structures and a theocratic government, these women find their lives twisted in disturbing ways. In precise and disquieting prose, Ho Sok Fong draws her readers into a richly atmospheric world of naked sleepwalkers in a rehabilitation centre for wayward Muslims, mysterious wooden boxes, gossip in unlicensed hairdressers, hotels with amnesiac guests, and poetry classes with accidentally charged politics - a world that is peopled with the ghosts of unsaid words, unmanaged desires and uncertain statuses, surreal and utterly true.

Writing Manuals for the Masses

Writing Manuals for the Masses
Author: Anneleen Masschelein,Dirk de Geest
Pages: 412
ISBN: 9783030536145
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Release: 2020-12-15
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This open access collection of essays examines the literary advice industry since its emergence in Anglo-American literary culture in the mid-nineteenth century within the context of the professionalization of the literary field and the continued debate on creative writing as art and craft. Often dismissed as commercial and stereotypical by authors and specialists alike, literary advice has nonetheless remained a flourishing business, embodying the unquestioned values of a literary system, but also functioning as a sign of a literary system in transition. Exploring the rise of new online amateur writing cultures in the twenty-first century, this collection of essays considers how literary advice proliferates globally, leading to new forms and genres.

Thatcher s Progress

Thatcher s Progress
Author: Guy Ortolano
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781108482660
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Release: 2019-05-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines a pioneering programme of urban development to rewrite the history of Britain's transition from social democracy to neoliberalism.

The Best American Essays 2019

The Best American Essays 2019
Author: Rebecca Solnit,Robert Atwan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781328467119
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Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of the year’s best essays selected by Robert Atwan and guest editor Rebecca Solnit. “Essays are restless literature, trying to find out how things fit together, how we can think about two things at once, how the personal and the public can inform each other, how two overtly dissimilar things share a secret kinship,” contends Rebecca Solnit in her introduction. From lost languages and extinct species to life-affirming cosmologies and literary myths that offer cold comfort, the personal and the public collide in The Best American Essays 2019. This searching, necessary collection grapples with what has preoccupied us in the past year—sexual politics, race, violence, invasive technologies—and yet, in reading for the book, Solnit also found “how discovery can be a deep pleasure.” The Best American Essays 2019 includes Michelle Alexander, Jabari Asim, Alexander Chee, Masha Gessen, Jean Guerrero, Elizabeth Kolbert, Terese Marie Mailhot, Jia Tolentino, and others.

Granta

Granta
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105007049690
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Release: 1979
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Quorsum

Quorsum
Author: Frederick William Ragg
Pages: 232
ISBN: UCAL:B2830147
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Release: 1894
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Days of Awe

Days of Awe
Author: Atalia Omer
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780226616070
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Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For many Jewish people in the mid-twentieth century, Zionism was an unquestionable tenet of what it meant to be Jewish. Seventy years later, a growing number of American Jews are instead expressing solidarity with Palestinians, questioning old allegiances to Israel. How did that transformation come about? What does it mean for the future of Judaism? In Days of Awe, Atalia Omer examines this shift through interviews with a new generation of Jewish activists, rigorous data analysis, and fieldwork within a progressive synagogue community. She highlights people politically inspired by social justice campaigns including the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against anti-immigration policies. These activists, she shows, discover that their ethical outrage at US policies extends to Israel's treatment of Palestinians. For these American Jews, the Jewish history of dispossession and diaspora compels a search for solidarity with liberation movements. This shift produces innovations within Jewish tradition, including multi-racial and intersectional conceptions of Jewishness and movements to reclaim prophetic Judaism. Charting the rise of such religious innovation, Omer points toward the possible futures of post-Zionist Judaism.

Granta 146

Granta 146
Author: Devorah Baum,Josh Appignanesi
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781909889248
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Release: 2019-02-14
Editor: Granta
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Guest-edited by Devorah Baum and Josh Appignanesi We're living through hysterical times. Rage, resentment, shame, guilt and paranoia are everywhere surfacing, as is the intemperate adoration or hatred of popular but divisive public figures. Political discourse suffers when people seem to trust only what they feel and can no longer be swayed by reason or facts. If extreme feelings are a contagion within the political cultures of today, so too is the spread of a kind of affectlessness, as if we're starting to resemble the very technologies that threaten to replace us. Featuring vital new fiction, non-fiction, photography and poetry from across the globe, this issue is all about how our feelings make our politics, and how our politics make us feel. Adam Phillips, in conversation, analyses politics in the consulting room David Baddiel probes the outrage of life online Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor witnesses devastation Anouchka Grose on becoming a social justice warrior Peter Pomerantsev unearths his data profile to conduct sentiment analysis Poppy Sebag-Montefiore on China's public sense of touch Fabin Martnez Siccardi on growing up in Patagonia Margie Orford explores shame in South Africa Josh Cohen inspects his own apathy Hisham Matar reflects on Joseph Conrad and Edward Said Hanif Kureishi on Keith Johnstone and Keith Jarrett William Davies on affective politics Chloe Aridjis revisits the wild nights of her teenage years in Mexico City PLUS FICTION: Benjamin Markovits, Olga Tokarczuk and Joff Winterhart POETRY: Alissa Quart and Nick Laird PHOTOGRAPHY: Diana Matar, introduced by Max Houghton Devorah Baum is associate professor in English literature at the University of Southampton. She is the author of Feeling Jewish (A Book for Just About Anyone) and The Jewish Joke, and co-director of the documentary feature film The New Man. Josh Appignanesi is a film-maker whose directing credits include the feature films Female Human Animal, The Infidel, The New Man and Song Of Songs. He is a lecturer in Film at Roehampton University, and teaches at the London Film School and other institutions.

RENDANG

RENDANG
Author: Will Harris
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781783785605
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Release: 2020-02-06
Editor: Granta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In RENDANG, Will Harris complicates and experiments with the lyric in a way that urges it forward. With an unflinching yet generous eye, RENDANG is a collection that engages equally with the pain and promise of self-perception. Drawing on his Anglo-Indonesian heritage, Harris shows us new ways to think about the contradictions of identity and cultural memory. He creates companions that speak to us in multiple languages; they sit next to us on the bus, walk with us through the crowd and talk to us while we're chopping shallots. They deftly ask us to consider how and what we look at, as well as what we don't look at and why. Playing eruditely with and querying structures of narrative, with his use of the long poem, images, ekphrasis, and ruptured forms, RENDANG is a startling new take on the self, and how an identity is constructed. It is intellectual and accessible, moving and experimental, and combines a linguistic innovation with a deep emotional rooting.

The End Of Alice

The End Of Alice
Author: A.M. Homes
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781439125205
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Release: 2012-10-23
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the 2013 Orange Prize–winning author of May We Be Forgiven. Only a work of such searing, meticulously controlled brilliance could provoke such a wide range of visceral responses. Here is the incredible story of an imprisoned pedophile who is drawn into an erotically charged correspondence with a nineteen-year-old suburban coed. As the two reveal—and revel in—their obsessive desires, Homes creates in The End of Alice a novel that is part romance, part horror story, at once unnerving and seductive.

This Book Will Save Your Life

This Book Will Save Your Life
Author: A. M. Homes
Pages: 372
ISBN: 0143038745
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Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Disconnected from the outside world until a health scare and a sink hole in his yard force him to forge new relationships, middle-aged everyman Richard Novak finds his life changed by a doughnut shop owner, a kidnapped woman, a counterculture icon, and others. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

The Mahogany Tree

The Mahogany Tree
Author: Arthur Prager,Hawthorn
Pages: 306
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035555411
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Release: 1979
Editor: Dutton Adult
Language: en

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Music for Torching

Music for Torching
Author: A M. Homes
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0061857505
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As A.M. Homes's incendiary novel unfolds, the Kodacolor hues of the good life become nearly hallucinogenic.Laying bare th foundations of a marriage, flash frozen in the anxious entropy of a suburban subdivision, Paul and Elaine spin the quit terors of family life into a fantastical frenzy that careens out of control. From a strange and hilarious encounter with a Stepford Wife neighbor to an ill-conceived plan for a tattoo, to a sexy cop who shows up at all the wrong moments, to a housecleaning team in space suits, a mistress calling on a cell phone, and a hostage situationat a school, A.M. Homes creates characters so outrageously flawed and deeply human that thery are entriely believable.

TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting Exhibition Annual Meeting Supplemental Proceedings

TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting   Exhibition  Annual Meeting Supplemental Proceedings
Author: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Pages: 1224
ISBN: 9781118889855
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Release: 2014-01-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These papers present advancements in all aspects of high temperature electrochemistry, from the fundamental to the empirical and from the theoretical to the applied. Topics involving the application of electrochemistry to the nuclear fuel cycle, chemical sensors, energy storage, materials synthesis, refractory metals and their alloys, and alkali and alkaline earth metals are included. Also included are papers that discuss various technical, economic, and environmental issues associated with plant operations and industrial practices.

TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting Exhibition Annual Meeting Supplemental Proceedings

TMS 2014 143rd Annual Meeting   Exhibition  Annual Meeting Supplemental Proceedings
Author: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
Pages: 1222
ISBN: 9783319482378
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Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These papers present advancements in all aspects of high temperature electrochemistry, from the fundamental to the empirical and from the theoretical to the applied. Topics involving the application of electrochemistry to the nuclear fuel cycle, chemical sensors, energy storage, materials synthesis, refractory metals and their alloys, and alkali and alkaline earth metals are included. Also included are papers that discuss various technical, economic, and environmental issues associated with plant operations and industrial practices.

The Ego Trick

The Ego Trick
Author: Julian Baggini
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781847083777
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Release: 2011-03-03
Editor: Granta Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Are you still the person who lived fifteen, ten or five years ago? Fifteen, ten or five minutes ago? Can you plan for your retirement if the you of thirty years hence is in some sense a different person? What and who is the real you? Does it remain constant over time and place, or is it something much more fragmented and fluid? Is it known to you, or are you as much a mystery to yourself as others are to you?With his usual wit, infectious curiosity and bracing scepticism, Julian Baggini sets out to answer these fundamental and unsettling questions. His fascinating quest draws on the history of philosophy, but also anthropology, sociology, psychology and neurology; he talks to theologians, priests, allegedly reincarnated Lamas, and delves into real-life cases of lost memory, personality disorders and personal transformation; and, candidly and engagingly, he describes his own experiences. After reading The Ego Trick, you will never see yourself in the same way again.

Cambridgeshire Classic Reprint

Cambridgeshire  Classic Reprint
Author: Thomas McKenny Hughes
Pages: 290
ISBN:
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Release: 2018-05-09
Editor: CUP Archive
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Excerpt from Cambridgeshire IT is convenient to acknowledge here the assistance received from books and personally from some of their authors, instead of giving references in footnotes, or in the text. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Feeling Jewish

Feeling Jewish
Author: Devorah Baum
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9780300212440
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Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this sparkling debut, a young critic offers an original, passionate, and erudite account of what it means to feel Jewish--even when you're not. Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love. In this witty, insightful, and poignant book, Devorah Baum delves into fiction, film, memoir, and psychoanalysis to present a dazzlingly original exploration of a series of feelings famously associated with modern Jews. Reflecting on why Jews have so often been depicted, both by others and by themselves, as prone to "negative" feelings, she queries how negative these feelings really are. And as the pace of globalization leaves countless people feeling more marginalized, uprooted, and existentially threatened, she argues that such "Jewish" feelings are becoming increasingly common to us all. Ranging from Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Sarah Bernhardt to Woody Allen, Anne Frank to Nathan Englander, Feeling Jewish bridges the usual fault lines between left and right, insider and outsider, Jew and Gentile, and even Semite and anti-Semite, to offer an indispensable guide for our divisive times.